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MAJOR MAJOR HELP NEEDED/PLEASE gateway gp6-350

had W/ME re-formatted (?) worled okay for a while then slowly cd playing musix started skipping, non-workinh now same thing with my a drive. i have a older unit i guess. it has a total of 4.76 gb. right now a little over half of that is used up. yesterday day before, the system was using only about one fourth of total area. ive tried pretty much of everything that i know how and what to do, when it comes to computers im kind of lacking the right input in my head at times of what to do and when to do things. i dont totally understand about files/folders/urls/htmls/pretty much all of that jargon and how to properly use it. anyhow now when i go to yahoo games for example juat after reboot resources drop way way low. now im at 24 percent,with only four things open on my taskbar, last nite it actually dropped to FIVE percent and bamm the machine, the tower lets out a very noticeable noise(like a small thunk)and i have to literally remove the video card and the modem card re install them and then fire it back up and its okay until i play games for about an hour, it automatically disconnects my dialup connection. this tower has a label in front of it that says 0pentium 2 and originally had W/98 on it. it also somehow wiped out some ??????? where i couldnt use spider solitare or the space cadet pinball. in add/remove under games (window setup)the PLUS! games is not there when you go to recover it opr what ever!!
just now i had to go there to remember its exact name and also unde communications there was two missing out of ten "internet connection sharing & virtual private networking". these two things come rightback into place but the games do not, so i finally figured out how to download both of them from the internet im assuming. now ive had to go to control panel having to creat a different USER to be able to log onto the net, it kept on having to be re-connected over & over again with no results after going and TRYING to fix what ever problem i had in c.panel ? i had aol, really didnt care for it, unless this piece of equipment is ready for the trash can. while im playing cribbage for example it will at random come up n say something about being hooked up to server(?). no clue, i thoughtit was through the MODEM for hookng up to be able to be at places LIKE yahoo. still even now this morning connecting to took 3-4 times to get in. having to double click on to IE at just the right moment while dial up is in its final approach to being complete (but not always) or having to start over, and at times having to re boot juat lie when the rsources are flashed on screen about being dangerously LOW/ im almost completely frustrated. should i take my axe to it yet or is it saveable?

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(NT) (NT) If you can, axe it for an emachines t6212 if possible

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Do the following right away

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Since it appears that the majority of what's happening to you occurs when you are attempting to get on line or shortly after you ARE online.....

Make sure that you don't have viruses or spyware resident on the machine. Please click on any of the free online virus scanners at the links below:

I personally use the housecall site and Ad-AwareSE....I only list other options since it's a personal choice per user.

You can get an online scan for viruses, trojans and variants at any of the following....however, all except one runs with an Active X control and will only work with Internet Explorer. The Trend scan link also includes a link for a Java version that can be run by other browsers such as Firefox.

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