So I haven't used this laptop in a year or so, and that is my bad. I fired it up and downloaded MBAM, then I went to Windows Update and started downloading. Windows update would just hang. I went on the internet and it said to delete a folder in windows update after disabling it, then re-enable it. I did that. So then I re-downloaded a bunch of Windows Update stuff automatically. Then I ran MBAM and the laptop slowed SIGNIFICANTLY. I actually went back to a Restore Point before updating Win 7 (I think! it says Win 7 has never updated now, this is after I deleted that folder but before I updated). MBAM will run for 3+ hours and just get stuck in Heuristic Analysis. Even in Safe Mode it is SLOW to the point of taking all night to do something and still not finishing (I just left MBAM running last night). It says there are 159 instances of concerning stuff with MBAM but I can't get the damn scan to COMPLETE so I can erase them.
Basically, is my laptop screwed? I don't have a reboot diskette for Windows 7 to re-install it... This laptop doesn't even have a CD-ROM drive, it's a lightweight HP Folio-13. Should I try to re-install Windows 7? Do you guys think Win 7 is corrupted from trying to install updates? It has 4 GB of RAM, it says about 500 MB of RAM is still available, but it runs terribly slow whenever I try to do MBAM or Microsoft Security Essentials. Please help, I need this lap top for school! And thank you.