I had a copy of BT Net protect Plus on my computer. I received a message telling me that I was not protected and that the program (Mcafee) needed to be fixed. I was unable to do this and so decided to reinstall the program. Here I encountered problems, I was told that active scripting needed enabling (which it didn’t), however, I re-enabled this. I still had problems reloading the program and was unable to do so. After agreeing to the terms and getting up the page with the registration number and the download button I encounter a page telling me that the program cannot load the web page and suggests that I might not be on-line, which I am. At the same time I have had trouble loading and running Spybot, which I wanted to do just in case there was a problem and also, I am unable to create a restore point or restore the computer back to an earlier time. In fact no restore point has been made automatically for about 10 days. When I search on the web I am redirected to totally different web pages to what I was looking for. I am using XP. Anybody got any ideas?
I agree with rawprawn, however I am unable to get into Safe Mode, I see it zip past as the screen then asks what i want windows to start with and gives a choice of removable drives etc. Whatever I choose then sets windows off into its normal load. Question is, how else can i get into safe mode to run the antivirus tools etc.
It should bring up a black window with white writing offering a choice of Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, Start Windows Normally etc Sorry to ask but are you tapping F8 when booting to get into Safe Mode?
What actually happens is that Safe Mode etc. appears but almost imediately it goes and a new window appears asking me to chose a device to start windows either 1 1/2 floppy or a choice of 3 iems of RAM. I keep F8 depressed when the machine is booting up. Should I be tapping F8 then? Sorry to sound like a dummy!