I recently bought an HP 15 Notebook. Nothing fancy, 4Gb RAM, Pentium 2.16Ghz.
I honestly cannot remember exactly what I was doing, but something choked and the PC would no longer boot up. I tried using a DVD rescue disk and again, it would not boot, so I was able to boot to a Windows-10 stick and I reloaded windows.
My next mistake was to copy the folders from the Windows.Old directory, into the current one. I had freaked thinking all was lost and that this is all I had to do. Since then, Comodo Dragon, Firefox and regular Google Chrome take 15-20 seconds to appear on the screen, and then they load slow. Mozilla Thunderbird can take as much at 35-45 seconds to load.
We have a slow 3Mb DSL Internet connection.
I have followed the lead of some other postings and I ran mini toolbox, hijack this and others. I updated the BIOS. I've run malwarebytes and nothing major seems to appear.
Any ideas as to what I might do, save wiping the drive and starting over? I have a good number of applications as I do some research online. I would hate to try and rebuild.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer...
Mod edit: HKT log removed; not allowed in this forum and this is not a malware problem. -Al1000
Edited by Al1000, 09 March 2017 - 09:23 AM.
remove log attachment