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Old 10-02-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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Hi, My computer has started to act up, there are a number of problems and I'm hoping someone can give me some help and advice. When I open Internet Explorer I can't connect to the internet, although I can still recieve mail through Outlook and I can still connect and download from Kazaa. When I try to open the Control Panel it takes 20-30 seconds before it appears. When I try to shut down I get the "This programme is not responding" message and when I run scandisk I get the message "scandisk has restarted 10 times because Windows or another programme has been writing to this drive". I have windows millenium installed on my computer. I only have a pretty basic knowledge of computers I'm afraid, any help would be gratefully appreciated, thank you.

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Old 10-02-2004, 11:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like you got some spyware or viruses, Download spybot search and destroy from download.com, and then download a virus checker Like Avg anti virus from grisoft.com

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Old 10-02-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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Millenium sadly will not ignore disk writes in the defragger. Try to find a second party defragmenter.
You probably have executables downloaded to your machine redirecting your browser-try finding hijackthis.
Sometimes even with all the tools I cant get rid of redirection-I then format and reinstall. Also try disabling startup files.
start\run-type msconfig ib the run window then <enter>
select startup and try choosing disable all-if the problem goes away go back and selectively re-enable items one at a time.
When In Doubt-Format and start over
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