Can anybody help me with this problem?
Yesterday I downloaded and ran Advanced System Care Free as I suspected my computer was infected with malware.
It came up with a staggering 9800-odd problems, which it then fixed for me.
Next time I booted up, I could not get onto the internet (I use a LAN) nor could my Outlook Express get online to check my email.
So I went to the Restore part of ASCF and undid the repairs.
Booted up again and great! I could go online with Firefox, and also check my emails.....BUT my desktop wallpaper photo disappeared, and when I went to Control Panel to fix that, I found that the control panel window had gone all weird on me- instead of a window with the icons all lined up, I got a tiny section at the bottom of the window with a slider bar at the right, which alloed me only to see one icon at a time.
Then I found every window I opened (My Documents etc etc) was the same.
So then I did a scan again with ASCF, found the same 9 thousand problems, repaired them then booted up again.
Guess what? Desktop and control panel returned to normal, but couldn't get online again!!
So as things stand I can either have control panel, desktop etc etc working perfectly but no internet, or I can have internet but no control panel etc.
BTW I am still running Windows 2000 Pro, 'coz I love it.
My instinct is to reload Windows 2000 and hopefully iron out the problems that way.
Can I just re-install Windows or would I have to save all my files, photos, outlook etc onto some other media such as a flash drive because I'd loose it all during the Windows 2000 re-installation?
Or am I going about this in the wrong way?
Can somebody out there help me please?????