My Win 7 PC has developed a number of issues recently,which may be related or coincidental.It began a week ago when I booted the comp and recieved a message telling me I may be the victim of counterfeit software,and that my copy of Windows may not be genuine (it is genuine).I've had the machine for over 10 months prior to this,with no such notification!
I was able to 'activate' windows via control panel>system & security>system,and thought all was well..until my next reboot,when the comp was 'hanging' for several minutes on a black screen before the welcome/logon screen appeared,then again after logging on,until the desktop became visible.
I also realised the was no audio,and the speaker icon was missing from the taskbar.Going into 'services' I could see that the plugandplay,audio endpoint builder and audio services were all stopped,even though they are all set to 'automatic' - once I started those services the audio worked fine,although with no speaker icon. I have to do this at every startup now,which is getting a bit irritating!
Finally,I am no longer able to update my Avira AV - I receive a message 'access denied',although my other utilities such as Spybot and Malwarebytes all update correctly.I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling avira,but still cannot update.
Any help or suggestions welcome!
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 07 April 2015 - 01:39 PM.
moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected