What is the system's date and time?
I made a small document late last night and saved it to my desktop to print off today. I switched the PC on today to find that the document had gone. I thought it a little odd, but thought I could have deleted by accident.
This afternoon, Avira anti virus updated itself, and the pop up balloon said that 17 files had been uploaded. I switched the PC off and switched back on this tea time, and Avira updated itself again saying that it had uploaded 17 files again. It was then that I twigged something was very wrong, and after doing a few tests such as creating docs and saving them, followed by a reboot, that I could see that absolutely nothing was saving itself, even though the pc would go through the 'save' process.
I have just switched off system restore, and run Avira in safe mode, along with IOBit 360 and SuperAntiSpyware - Apart from 6 cookies stored, all was clear.
I then rebooted to find no improvement, so I did a system restore going back a few weeks to be on the safe side. When the PC came back on, there was no evidence that a system restore had even taken place! (also all previous restore points were still there when they should have been erased)
When I reboot, its as if my PC has 'lost it's memory' if that makes sense? Even my anti virus / malware scanners don't recognise that they have done a task after a reboot.
As a test, I opened a new user account, and put a small wordpad doc on the desktop. I rebooted to see if the doc was still in place, and the new user account wasn't even there.
Please can you help me? I don't know what to do.....
Dell Inspiron 6000