Posted 16 August 2005 - 05:54 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 06:37 PM
Do this to give me more info:
1. start your computer
2. press Ctrl + Alt + Delete when the computer is ready and is at the desktop
3. write down all the processes that are active, as well as approximatly how much of the CPU is using. Post a reply with the name of the processes and their CPU usage.
Here's a personal opinion: I dislike McAfee. The best anti-virus I've ever seen is Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Unfortunatly it slows down older computers since it is so protective. Norton Anti-Virus is second the best, in my opinion.
Hope I can help you, but if an expert replies, he probably can help you faster and better than I can.
Posted 16 August 2005 - 07:21 PM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:16 PM
Also try downloading SpyBot - Search and Destroy. (you can find it at www.snapfiles.com Do a search for it.) It catches many spyware that Adaware misses. Spyware can cause instability in your internet explorer. Try this first, especially if you have something faster than dial-up.
Also, while at www.snapfiles.com, download a program called Hijack This. Run it. Tell it to do a scan and save a log. Post that log in this thred. It will help me, and especially an expert if he reads this, to analyze your problem.
Hope all goes well for you.
Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:04 PM
What model compaq is this and how old is it. This could very well be a heat related problem. A stick of RAM going bad or an impending hard drive failure can also cause these symptoms. For the time being though let's just gather a little information on your machine.
Download Everest Here. (Download the Self Installing EXE package), install it, run it, and post the results back here. (Copy and Paste)
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