04-18-2009 08:04 PM
I bought my computer from amazononline its the ACER Aspire One mini*pink* laptop.. windows xp..
my computer was running great when i received it and started it up for the first time.. MY brother went on downloaded limewire and then it started acting crazy.
so i decided to uninstall it and be done with that was my thought... i was wrong.. my computer would act up here and there , barely noticed that it was acting funny.. well then this april 1 worm thing going around i had at the time MCAFEE and obviously didnt prevent anything destroying my computer. so then april 1st came and i uninstalled mcafee and called my cable co ( time warner ) and they offered virus,spyware etc
protection so i installed that and now my computer is still acting crazy and its worst than before...
When i foirst received my computer it was great,windows started up fine,no problems.......
now .. forget about it!... when i turn my computer on in the morning,afternoon or night it takes windows
10 mins to load ( black screen with windows xp displayed and the small box with it loading )
when the user screen appears to choose which user to log in ,. it plays windows music well that dragggggs ,even when im on a website that has sound that dragggggggggs...
so ever since april 1 my computer has been screwed up... Well atleast on MY USER , now my bf has his own user name but we never logged into his but since my user log in would take forever to load and or do anything i been using his user login, but i deleted my user and all its folder & contents and im still having the same problem except its a tiny bit better but no where near to when i first bought it.
WHEW>...... So what i want to know is.... by using the F11 to recover ( if my comp allows it ) will that work or would i need and or be best if i take it to geek squad? ..How much would it cost?
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04-19-2009 03:57 AM
To do an Operating System install is $129.99.
I would try to do a system restore first though, to be honest.
Glad to hear you got rid of the waste of space that is McAfee. There's a reason we don't carry it anymore(at least my store).
04-19-2009 10:31 PM
I want to thank everyone for all the advice and yes i did a recovery and my computer is back to normal but ..... i have the CA Securtiy Center that my Cable company ( time warner NYC ) offers with the internet services provided to me, well i run the spyware every morning and it still comes up but its like 4 at max but before the recovery it was like 12 of them so i guess its a tad bit better....
so thankk you all alot again .