Hi, here are some steps to help give your comp back some go. Eitherway I would cut back on keeping too much data on comp if you can burn some of it to CDs, or it you could store it on an external harddrive. For me too many people want to keep everything on their comp, something I call being front heavy or unbacked up, storage devices are getting cheaper by the week.
Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)
find and press the keys; the Windows flag botton and the R botton together(up pops the runbox)
(all these steps can be simply done by typing commands in the run box then)
Step1 deleting the prefetch files
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: prefetch
(the prefetch folder opens)
press: Ctrl botton with the A botton(select all is the same)
press: shift + delete botton(deletes with prompt)
Step2 disc clean up
type or cut/paste this to runbox: cleanmgr.exe
choose drive(normally C: but comps differ)
press: enter(this process can take a long time)
Step3 disc defragmenter
type or cut/paste this to runbox: dfrg.msc
press enter(this process can take a long time)
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: chkdsk /f /r
press: enter( black window appears)
press: Y botton
reboot the computer(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)
Step5 download: clean up.
Step6 Start ups
(Important!!! If you are now giving a hjt log to be seen by the malware removal teem here, do not do step6 yet)
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: msconfig
mousemove to: start ups
keep; antivirus related and wanted entries
google: unknown entries
disable: ones you know are unneeded.
Good, although this has taken you a long time, I think your computer will thank you for it.
Edited by fleamailman, 22 April 2006 - 01:34 PM.