format hd and reinstall
I have a 4 yrs old compaq computer with windows me and internet explorer 6 installed.
I had ad-aware personal SE, AVG and spybot search and destroy installed and it worked fine for the longest time, then last week I updated Spybot and all of a sudden I couldn't access certain websites such as hotmail.com, fox.com and a few others.
Thinking something was wrong with the download I did a system restore still didn't work. So I uninstalled the ad-aware, spybot and avg and still could not access them.
I had to use my recovery CD and since then whenever I use the sleep button on my computer it shuts it down which never happened before and whenever no one is using it and the monitor goes idle, when I wake it and try to access the internet it won't work unless I re-boot.
I re-installed spybot, etc ran them didn't find anything and again it won't let me access those sites and even after uninstalling them again I still couldn't so I had to use the recovery cd again.
Sorry for the long post but I am getting very frustrated because I don't know what to do. I have used the reovery cd in the past and everything was fine.
Any help will sure be appreciated. Thank you all in advance.