Just yesterday afternoon, I discovered that after leaving my computer on for three days, my computer was acting slow and wasn't responding. So, after I tried various attempts at shutting down programs that weren't responding, and the like, I shut off the computer because it was taking far too long to shut down, or even open up the start menu (I was waiting for about three or four minutes after hitting the windows key).
When I flipped on my computer again, it ran through the typical checks and then changed to another screen, instructing me to do one of five things in regards to startup. It tells me to
Start in Safe Mode
Start in Safe Mode with Network Configurations
Start in Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Start with last known good settings
Run Windows Normally.
Seeing as how I'm not exactly computer savvy and am living at home with my parents (I'm still in High School, mind you) and have some.. *cough* incriminating files on my computer that I would rather my father not see. :o These files are on my D: drive, which I'm assuming there's little to no problem with.
So aside from having my computer start up, I would like to know if there's any way (without PCanywhere) to get into my computer to get rid of those files before I get in a mite of trouble.