Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:34 AM
Been away this week so I haven't been able to answer.
The thing is that there weren't any error messages at all, it just rebooted and then it wouldn't start windows as usual so I came directly to where I could choose safe mode and stuff.
A friend came by to try to help me and he did the system restore thing, trying to go back to an earlier system restore point (though not through a command prompt, i think, cause he didn't type anything, just clicked the system restore and chose a point), but it didn't work. Twice.
Then I got frustrated and reinstalled XP instead, didn't have that much worth saving on my computer anyway.
Since I installed XP all over I guess I'm virusfree and everything now.
I've downloaded Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, ZoneAlarm Firewall and AVG anti virus so I hope I'm pretty safe now.
Thank you for your adwise though!
But are there things I should be aware of so this doesn't happen again?
I don't like installing automatic updates for windows (trust no one...). The updates I choose when this happened were all security updates for windows. Or should I just get all next time? And what's up with this Genuine Advantage thing? Is it worth having?