Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:19 AM
Okay, I will try and get all my problems listed here, and hopefully unconfuse everyone......
Running home PC with Windows XP Home
1 - Occasionally when I try and open a web page, the mouse 'freezes' with what looks like 'barcode' lines behind it.
2 - Occasionally when I try and open a web page, monitor screen goes black, a buzzing sound comes from monitor and there is a loud 'squealing' noise from somewhere, but because I am partially deaf I cannot pinpoint that noise.
Sometimes PC turns off, then re-starts and goes to 'welcome' screen; other times I have to turn PC off at power switch.
3 - When I downloaded Firefox web browser, I got an 'access denied' message - referred to configuration of URL settings.
4 - I have scanned my PC with Avira AntiVirPersonal and all scans have come back clean. This appears to be the only antivirus I have on PC except for Windows Defender. I did try to download another couple of antispyware programs as suggested by your members, but was unable to open them..........
5 - PC has recently come back from technician who cleaned hard drive etc and installed more RAM. Someone suggested I take the back off PC and check that RAM is secure, but I am not confident enough to do that.
6 - I do not understand most technical terms, so please, could I have explanations in plain, everyday, language.....
(My original post about being unable to download and save from internet was to do with Laptop running Vista.......this is now being sorted by technician and no longer applies.)
Hope this has solved some confusion......
Thanx to all for your time and patience.