I need help from a computer technician if there is one on help.com.
I have a desktop that basically has so many issues I don’t know where to start. It needs help basically and I have exhausted most possibilities. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled windows XP all together.
Ok here’s the problem(s). It will randomly switch itself off every now and then with out warning and then start back up as normal and as soon as it starts up I get like 5-8 little windows saying that windows had corrupted or did something it shouldn’t and McAfee (Oh how I HATE McAfee, not my computer so I can’t be blamed for putting it on there :-p ) has been corrupt or damaged and had to close yada yada yada. Then it will come up with a set of random numbers that have crashed or corrupt.
The other problems I have with it are… these boxes would come up every now and then and then it would freeze, every now and then it wont shut down when told (Computer actually says NO to being shut down) so it’s hold the switch for 10 seconds and that seems to do it.
Here is what I have done to try and resolve it…
I have clocked back the computer to a date before all of this came about and it didn’t work. Still had the same problems. Ok so after backing up all files I could (all the files the computer would actually let me back up without switching off half way on) I uninstalled windows and then reinstalled it.
It seemed to have worked and then mum put McAfee on it and suddenly all the problems came back. Windows still says it’s corrupt and McAfee is still corrupt/damaged and it still randomly switches off.
Now I’ve still one more idea to try out and that’s uninstall and reinstall windows xp all over again only DON’T put McAfee on it and put the security I use, which it F-Secure, on it instead and see how that goes.
But I would also like advice from someone who would have a better clue of how to fix it (other then with a sledge hammer).
Please please please is there a computer technician out there that could help me????
I really need help with this, I have been trying to solve this problem for that past week and it is driving me up the wall.
Oh and please hold back from the “Windows is crap” and “McAfee is Crap” comments please. I know this already so you don’t need to tell me something I already know :-p
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