Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:21 AM
I am using a Dell Mini 10. I have recently noticed that sometimes the computer gets stuck on the blue welcome screen of windows xp, shows only the desktop, or simply slows down drastically to the point of 100% memory usage. Moreover, when I am browsing the internet, the websites sometimes redirect themselves to a search engine that I have never heard of.
I ran Malwarebytes and found nothing. I ran Spybot S&D, found 4 worms/malwares/etc, and got rid of them. I ran an AVG scan and found nothing. Because none of these programs solved the problem, I tried using system restore. However, the computer freezes on the screen that says "Windows is shutting down." I found it odd that the system restore point was as far back as May 2008, which is a year before I even got the computer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.