I cleaned/defragged a few times; air cleaned the computer/fan; ran "pcillin" for viruses/malware, and one other[?].
It seems that only after downloading and running these cleaners from the internet that more, deeper problems began.
I started getting the blue screen of death, repeatedly, but was able to recover to reestablish an earlier restore date. After the need for a couple of blue screen/restores, I since have been able to access Windows, but with many functions being curtailed, such as - making calendar changes; sending emails [while I could still receive!?]; my computer no longer recognizes windows media player any longer. I'm able to copy/burn dvd's within all of this mess! I'm able to use Word in this. I no longer save anything to the C:drive, but on a 16GB memory stick. I've already copied most of the folders/files onto memory sticks.
1. Does this sound like my Windows XP needs to be either repaired or reinstalled? If so, is there a web page to walk me through this labyrinth?
Thx for any help. [new member today!]