I had a Dell I3 PC that was about a year and half old. A couple of weeks ago it started getting balky...would boot up and work for a few minutes before pausing for a long time. Restore and reset would fail, as did an effort to make a recovery drive. I eventually got a recovery drive written to a 32 GB thumb drive but I got a message that the PC could't be recovered because the system disk was too small.
I gave up and bought a new PC, an I7 HP. It worked well for a few days until I connected the old PC's hard drive to it to perform some utilities on it and possibly clone it (a disk utility indicated the drive was about to fail)
When I rebooted the HP with the old Dell drive attached but not as a boot drive, it somehow changed the Windows background image to the old photo I had used on the dell, and File Explorer was very slow, to the point of not working. The new PC acted a lot like the old one.. it won't do a systen restore etc.
So I assume there is some virus but I checked repeatedly, used RKill, ran sfc, but nothing shows up.
Any help would be appreciated.... I am not as desperate as I am curious to know what could be cuasing this.
Moved from Windows 10
Edited by NickAu, 25 December 2016 - 01:13 AM.