Wondering if someone could help me , as I don't know what to do.
I have a Dell Dimension 8400 hich is about 6 years old. We have been hit by a virus as we hadn't updated Norton (yes our own fault). Anyway we were advised to download avast, but somehow ended up with Stopzilla. We then couldn't access the internet and the diagnositic was saying it was due to the fire wall. I therefore deinstalled stopzilla and now can't even load windows other than in safe mode.
I therefore think I have 2 options
Repair it - Can it be done, is it worth it on a computer this old ?
Replace it - with a budget £5-600 what is the best I could get. Useage is mainly internet and general PC work. Occasional games. Would need quite a large memory. I've been looking at the Arbico 8595. But note it has gone up to £609 from the £499 specified in its review on this site. It is worth it or should I stick with the Dell Inspirion with a 21.5, screen at £529 ?
do you have a windows disk? if so save all your documents, photo's etc to a cd/dvd or usb drive. go to this site click here and download the security programs you need and save them to a cd/dvd. download any drivers you need from the manufacturers web sites, and save them to cd/dvd. disconnect from the internet. put windows disk in and reinstall windows, overwriting the present copy of windows. install the drivers for your hardware, install the security programs you burned to dvd. then reconnect to the internet and install all of windows updates and update your security programs.
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