I have an older generic computer running XP Home.
One friend tells me I need to get a new computer because it's old.
Sounds like mine
- Do you know if you are running XP Service Pack 3 and fully updated ??
Can you open in Safe Mode (tapping F8 as the firsf screen starts) ??- This is just to gain access to any items you may want -
You have 2 options - One is that you picked up an infection (even with AVG running) so I would redirect you to Malware Removal forum area
Or the other thing is it may be a Power Supply Unit
failure , not an expensive part , but many were made with low output and often failed - I replaced mine 3 years ago -
Do the pictures on the screen seem "Pixilated"
(sorry but only way I describe it) ??
If you feel that it may be Malware (Infection) related please read on -
Please repost in this area Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs
and follow the Directions Here
from item 6 onwards 0
Thank You - EDIT
- You should not run ComboFix unless you are specifically asked to by a helper.
Also, due to the power of this tool it is strongly advised
that you do not attempt to act upon any of the information displayed by ComboFix without supervision from someone who has been properly trained. If you do so, it may lead to problems with the normal functionality of your computer.It should also be noted that when you run ComboFix it will automatically delete files from the following locations
- Windows Recycle Bin
- Temporary Internet Files
- Temp Folder
Edited by noknojon, 12 February 2011 - 04:11 AM.