I have a Dell Dimensions 3000 system that I installed windows 7 on for a friend. The system has a Pentiume 4 3.00 GHz processor and 2 gb of ram.
It ran fine for about 8 months, and then started having problems. There was lots of malware etc on the system. I used MalewareBytes and some other tools. The system still had is had issues. It would reboot while attempting to access gmail etc.
I ran some tools to check for bootkits and then did a fresh install of Windows 7 32 bit. It seemed to be running okay. I installed all the available Windows updates and now it is having issues.
While attempting to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, an error message pop-up stating "Error 1335. The cabinet file 'Data1.cab' required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used . . ."
When I attempting to save a notepad line of text, notepad stopped working.
IE 10 also crashes frequently.
Any suggestions as to how I should proceed?