-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Reinstalling WinXP MCE

Terry, I don't have any ideas for you concerning your computer but I sure 
have lots of empathy!  You have had one heck of a year and it is now time 
for things to get better--lot's better, for both you personally and for your 
computer.
Sandi
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "TERRY MILLER" <terrym@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 6:28 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Reinstalling WinXP MCE


> Hi, this is Terry in Montana.My computer had a virus problem last year
> and I had to drop out in the middle of the discussion. My spinal cord
> got very compressed and I couldn't type or even use the mouse. I
> actually had problems even feeding myself.  I had an eight hour
> operation in October, they pretty much rebuilt my neck, my hands were
> even worse after, but they're coming back now.
>
> I had the computer taken to a local shop for the guy to get the virus
> off. He wiped everything I had, didn't even give me a chance to write
> down info needed. Lost over $4,000 worth of PDF's. He said they were
> all infected with spyware. I think now that he's an idiot. The one
> folder was even titled Paid For and one was receipts, mostly just
> text, that I could have copied into emails and sent them to myself,
> since I have Earthlinks virus blocker I shouldn't have had a problem,
> but I didn't even get to try.
> And now my computer runs worse than it ever has, even when it was
> infected. I can do searches that I couldn't do with the virus, but
> every time I open a program it locks the computer up for 2 to 3
> minutes. He also put Word 2002 on it, after I told him I used Open
> Office. I believe that's illegal since I didn't have Word. I
> uninstalled that but my computer is so slow. I took it thru PC pitstop
> and it's performance  ranked in the lower 50% of computers like it.
>
> So I want to reinstall windows myself and see if it works better then.
> Also programs like RealPlayer used to work and now don't, even if I
> uninstall and reinstall them. Google Chrome closes any tabs that I
> click on anyplace,not just the x
> .
> I tried searching the archives for instructions but was unable to find
> them. And I would like to get your opinions on this plan of action and
> see if anyone has any other ideas to make my computer work better. I'm
> still making payments on the dang thing.
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No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 9.0.819 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2855 - Release Date: 05/05/10 
01:26:00

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