a couple weeks ago, i received an email saying, "you've received an eCard! click here to view" and there was a link. so i clicked the link, and it opened this download box. well, i have a setting so that my mouse automatically goes to the download box's "OK" button, and i clicked download. stupid. i know. you don't have to tell me again.
so, ever since then, my laptop has been running SO slow. like when i type, it takes 32095823432 hours to register that i typed it. every few hours, sometimes days, my whole screen turns blue & it says something like, "if this is the first time you are seeing this message, restart your computer." and when i'll restart it, this window would come up with a mozilla firefox screen saying, "something is messed up with some hardware recently installed or software recently downloaded."
i have tried:
- disk defragmenter [to make it run faster]
- disk cleanup
- system restore
- add / remove programs [i couldn't find anything out of the ordinary]
can someone please offer me some advice? i KNOW for a fact that this has been happening ever since i downloaded that spam email!
prettyinpink16 answered Thursday August 2 2007, 12:43 pm: The best thing to do is to reboot your computer. Sometimes if you download to many things or go on certain sites it makes your computer way slower. It's happened to my computer a few times, so I just rebooted it. It basically like starting your computer again so you have nothing on it. You can probably find the old files after also. You could also go to add\remove programs and remove all of your programs you never use. Because that could be making it slow.
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