This is a computer I got from a friend in a trade. As soon as I tried to run it, it operated at a snails pace and totally not useable. I started using Revo uninstaller and spybot to try to fix problems. I think shockwave and Mozilla or Chrome were having a conflict (maybe). I was doing OK until I tried to run Revo in safemode and I hit the "Hunter Mode" icon. Things went down hill from there. Most notably, the desk top couldn't load some icons. So I tried a system restore to the most recent restore point, and things got really weird. The screen told me that I should try to start in "Windows Repair" mode so I did but the computer just thought and thought. I unplugged it, and restarted. I got the same message about startup repair, but tried a normal start. I couldn't believe it but it started. Even the desktop was in a bit better shape (some of the missing icons (Revo in particular), were there. I am afraid to turn this computer off now. I don't know where to go from here so I have turned to you folks. This computer is running Windows 7 if that matters.