I have a laptop and recently the hard drive was replaced by Gateway through Geeksquad (I have a file in my C:\ drive called "old windows."). By their recommendation, I re-downloaded Windows Vista from my reboot disk. I noticed that Vista seems different now (little things like I can't change my toolbar colors). Also, I lost my McAfee Anti-Virus program. Sometimes Windows freezes and I have to manually turn off the computer and restart.
Now this is happening (the inability to upload or save files). Whenever I try to install an anti-virus program (I tried to download SpyBot and AVG) an error occurs at the end of installation. SpyBot sort of worked (there were some error messages at the end of its installation) and I can actually run it. So I restarted Windows in "Safe Mode with Networking," downloaded SpyBot's updates, ran a virus scan (it found two things and "fixed" them) and "immunized." I restarted my laptop but I still have the same problem.
I think I contracted the virus when I downloaded DeamonToolsLite when I was trying to install a Microsoft Office .iso file from IsoHunt.com. : ( What can I do?
Edited by bellmetalviscera, 28 September 2011 - 05:24 PM.