1) I shutdown my computer 2 days ago, but then it said it was installing the windows updates and not to turn it off. My power went out, and so my computer shut off as it was doing the updates. When I turned the computer back on, it took an unsually long time to load. Then after it loaded I never turned off my computer again and its been on since.
2) I recently just downloaded a program called rainlendar from a weird site, not the official one. I opened of the installer and the title of it was something weird so I immediately x'ed out of it. This happened just a few hours ago. Then about 10 minutes after I x'ed out of it was when I started hearing my hard drive making odd noises.
-I do not have any anti virus running on the computer because it slows my computer down a lot.
-I always leave my computer on most of the time
-I have XP SP2 and It might have been updating to SP3?
-I tried to do a system restore, from last month but the "next" button doesnt respond when I press it.
Of course there could be tons of reasons why i am experiencing this, but im just trying to give as much information possible to get help. What do you think? Is it a virus? How do I remove it? What should I do! Am I screwed forever?
Edited by RunninTwentiFo7, 21 December 2008 - 02:00 AM.