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I am having innumerable problems


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#1 nettlc

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:31 PM

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Media center edition
version 2002
sp3

emachines
T6524
AMD Athlon™ 64 processor
3500+
2.19GHz, 2.00 GB RAM
Physical Address Extension


My last laptop died (thats not what this is about) so I was given this tower that hadnt been used in awhile.
From when I started using it, it was really slow but now I'm having new issues with it, as well.
It randomly turned itself on a few times one night, randomly turns itself off without any warning, countless files missing, issues installing a new operating system...

I'm not sure if theres maybe some possibility that i have a really bad virus or maybe if its bad system components. I've run several programs trying to clear up the problem: CCleaner, Defraggler, ESET, Malwarebytes, Spybot and now I'm running Trend Micro's Hijack This and here are the scan results i got. I dont know what, if any of this is bad. any sort of help would be appreciated.

Edit: Moved topic from Interanl Hardware to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:45 PM

Good evening. :)

You don't say exactly what the issues are regarding installing a new operating system, but that is what I would do with this one. Not knowing the history of the PC makes this action the first thing that I would do to any system that came into my possession.
Whether it's an infection based issue or one of file corruption, both should be solved by a reformat and reinstall and you can then trust that any personal details that you enter will be secure.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

 

 


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:06 PM

As this issue appears to have been resolved, this thread is now closed.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

 

 





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