Posted 02 February 2010 - 08:01 PM
Well this is how it started...
My computer was infected with something and I decided to do a full recovery on it. As I tried to do a full recovery, something went wrong. And when it restarted, I got the message that I was missing a "hal.dll" file of some sort. I didn't know what to do so I decided to use my HP mini CD which is the Windows XP operating system and tried to install it on my Emachines computer.
Now when it starts, it gives me two options of which operating system I want to use. My first question is:
Is there a way I can recover the old factory settings of the Emachines and the pre-installed Windows it had on there?
And now lately, my computer has been running slow, specifically the browsers. It will freeze for at least 15 minutes or so depending on the content of the page until it is fully loaded.
Am I infected? And can I fix this?