My computer is great when it comes to the Internet. However anytime I try to access anything through the start menu, it will take a long time to open. If I then try to get into my documents it will take about 5-10 mins to open, then will say not responding,, give it a minute or two and then it will work again.
If I want to switch between two windows that I have open at a time, the only way I can do so is to CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on the program, then switch to. Clicking on the bar on the bottom of the screen only causes the computer and programs to freeze.
I have recently had advice and quotes saying that I am going to have to pay around $300 aussie dollars to get all my photos and documents backed up,, have the computer wiped and everything reinstalled. I cannot afford this as I am a single mum!!! But at the same time do not want my photos of my kids permanatly stuck on the computer!!!
So I sat down this arvo to try and save all my photos onto a writable disk. After about half an hour of waiting for the programs to work and my computer to open,, i finally got the files ready to write to CD. When I began to try and write them, the computer brings up a wizard to help me write the files to disc, upon which it keeps telling me to insert a writeable disc. I have used these discs before and no they are writeable.
So I decided to forget the disc and try saving the photos to my memory stick, however the computer will not even recognize that it is connected!!
I have had a number of problems with this computer, it is a compaq presario running windows XP.
A few months back I had problems and did a system restore, not realising I performed a full system restore, losing one program of photos but not another,, any answers as to why this would happen??
Also flash player stopped working. I contacted adobe, who walked me through trying to fix it, In the end we had to create a new user account to get flash player to work, now I have one user acc that plays flash and one that doesnt. I cant wipe the one that doesnt as it holds all my photos and documents and i cant transfer them over!
I know this is a very long winded description but any help would be greatly appreciated as I cant afford the other options at this point in time!!!