It WAS a great computer I got someone as a gift. After several years, he recently gave it back, saying it was unusable. I figured maybe run some malware programs, etc and it'd be back to normal. Way wrong!
His wife used it to stay on facebook all the time, and I don't know howshe did it, but she killed the computer and raised it from the dead as a Zombie. After boot, if the cat5 is in, the HDD light stays permanently illuminated, you cannot do anything on the computer, and it consumes all the bandwidth available on my connection. Remove the network cable, and after a minute or 2 the HDD light extinguishes and our bandwidth returns. You can even (slowly) navigate around the computer.
Help me Hijack This, you're my only hope! (Other than reformatting)
This site rocks and I know if anyone can help, it will be this community!
So that's my story, I look forward to getting to know at least some fellow members!