Dell Dimension randomly started doing the horrifying blue screen thing, "windows shut itself down to prevent further damage, yada yada yada...".
I went on THIS very site, and successfully repaired!
Months later: Computer is running dreadfully, dreadfully slow and freezing after about 15 min. of use. Virus scans starts, finds like 70 things in my cookies folder, then freezes before it's over.
I've been told that I have a corrupted hard drive, and the best option is to back-up and reinstall completely. This is what I did.
So, now that I essentially have a brand new, clean, nothing-on-it-at-all operating system...what do I do? I have absolutely no clue how to get back on the internet, set up "drivers", or essentially do anything at all besides stare at a green field desktop. I tried "setting up a new connection", but that didn't do anything at all. I also was told I'd need my "Drivers and Utilities" disk, which did nothing when I put it in. I have a blank, vacant, mentally disabled computer right now and I am clueless how to get it back to being functional.
Please. Please, please, please help me. You're my only hope.
Edited by JackBullet, 17 February 2010 - 12:12 AM.