hi,what happened was I deleted a couple of folders called TEMP from c drive as they were empty (could windows have been using these folders?)...however I also uninstalled a program at the same time from add/remove and got a box up with an error.
I also ran sfc scannow and it found errors that it couldn't repair.
TBH I'm just going to leave trying to sort it as I will be doing a fresh install hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
I need to replace my HD soon anyway as I had to repair my HD a few weeks back due to errors so it must be on it's way out.
When I get a new HD I'll do a fresh install of windows
before I go can you tell me do I have to have the new HD formatted and partitioned before I install it into the laptop?
thanks for trying to help.