Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:17 PM
Ok, beyond frustrated. My wifes computer is used by herself and the teenage kids. They are definately not computer savvy. It apparently got a nasty virus by browsing for homework related searches, and installation of games (go figure)... I tried a restore point, didnt work, no restore points were availiable. I tried a system restore to factory condition, now it hangs on the loading screen forever. I have found similar posts throughout the internet which fixes do not work.
Edit: i got into BIOS and check the hard drive and it said it needs to be replaced, so i will do just that. My next question is, i don't particularly care for vista, and i want to install latest windows version other than vista (XP no longer has support, (well it does with a cost ;) ). Am i supposed to get the same type of hard drive for this laptop (HP Pavillion 6775, nVidia GeForce 8400M GS processor)??? And will it accept a different type of OS ???