My Windows 7 Home Premium is doing all sorts of weird things lately. First when it tries to install an "update", the computer gets stuck in the "Do Not Turn Off Computer. Installing update 1 of 2.." and when I leave it on to do its thing, it remains like that even after many many hours. Also, when I turn on the computer, sometimes it gets stuck at the "Welcome" screen, other times it gets stuck on the screen with the Windows Logo "starting" screen. Then when I restart it, it tells me that one of my disks needs to be checked for "consistency", which it checks and often times it allows me to log in afterwards, but then Windows 7 gets stuck when I try to run multiple programs, which forces me to do a hard restart (by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off and pressing it again to turn it back on). I've scanned my computer with Symantec Anti-Virus and had about 15 infections, most being trojans, which all were either quarantined or removed. I don't know what to do. It makes doing mundane tasks very difficult and I can't do a clean install until at least after the semester because I don't want to lose all my important documents and notes from the year/semester because finals are coming up in about a week and a half. (I'm a college student)
Thanks in advance for any help provided!
Dell XPS M1330
Intel Duo Core 2(2.0 GHZ)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Edited by hamluis, 24 April 2011 - 02:43 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected.