OK, my computer developed a problem about 2 weeks ago. It locked while loading winXP, and apparently the keyboard was not being recognized because I couldn’t get into setup or safe start modes. It would do the memory check, and then just hang before showing the windows start screen. I popped the XP disc in, thinking I could boot from CD. Nope. I figured it could be motherboard or chip trouble, and draged out my old compter to play WOW and do internet and email until I could afford to have a pro diagnose and fix the problem.
Now my old computer just locked on logging into winXP. [did the memory check, and started the windows start screen, where it hung for 20 minutes. I left it logging in while I ran to take a shower figuring to get into WOW and kill cute fluffy monsters for a while.] Unlike the new computer, I hit reset and was able to boot in safe mode. So now I was in safe mode, but it wan refusing to go online. I restored to about 1 week ago, and no luck. It would not go online. So I shoved in the winXP disc and restarted, and I got the regular full windows. I am afraid to shut down the computer now.
So, since the second computer is starting to act like the paperweight, despite being firewalled, and running AVG, AdAware and Spybot, do I have some funky malware or virus? Do my computers want better working conditions and more pay? Do they hate me with all their little electronic guts? Help!