I've been having some mild (faulty shutdown and restart) problems with my computer after downloading some games off the Net and a dial-up accelerator from my ISP. I've uninstalled all the games. I tried to do system restore 3x and it said it was unable to each time then I tried running a through scan disk but it kept stopping due to disk rewrite and would tell me to close all running programs I had disabled my accelerator and antivirus (in my taskbar) how do I find out what these other 'running programs' are? And what if it's not evident to turn them off - what then?
Sorry but I don't think those are the answers I'm looking for ctrl/alt/delete will just make my computer restart as for 'end task' that only comes up when I'm trying to restart my computer and a program is still busy this is not my question - let me try to be clearer.
When running ScanDisk it says that I need to shut down all running programs but other than programs I can see in the taskbar I don't know what it's talking about! Any experts got any idea?