It's Labor Day here in Canada (ok... I could spell it 'Labour' and stuff, but hey, I grew up in the States).
Right now, it's 3:52 PM and I just received a humongous wet an' sloppy smackeroo from the wife.
Yesterday, her Acer netbook went wonky. Yeah, I know, such a tech term. Okay... it was FUBAR.
Anyway- it would boot and then hang up after 2:00 minutes. I ruled out hardware b/c it ran decently in Safe. (Okay, not a TOTAL ruleout, but I had to start somewhere).
Long story short, I started at 10:00 AM, reading this site. I've been here before a bunch of times, sort of drivebys for advice, but today I did a L O T of reading.
Wanted to play golf, but y'know... wife brownie points are better!
The fix was that I d/l autorun.exe onto a SD card, put her netbook into safe mode and clicked on a few boxes. My hint was that when I tried to run a scan in Safe using Norton, it froze at start up (and their website said that it was a snap to run a scan in Safe).
Turned off autoboot for Norton 360 and voila!
I've since uninstalled the program (can I get my 60 bucks back? Yeah... right...) and after checking her pc, it's working fine.
I'll grab the stuff that's recommended here for protection, and that'll be that.
Hey, it's only 4PM...
maybe I can get 9 holes in....
Or maybe I'll start collecting on brownie points.....
"Hey honey.... your miniskirt's callin' youuuuuU!!!!!!"
Thanks for putting up such a helpful site. She was worried she was going to have to either buy a new netbook (and she's XP all the way) or else format/reinstall.
You guys made me look like I knew what I was doin'.