Please start by checking for "malware" (spyware or viruses by using the links below:
Run one of the free online antivirus scanners below:
Trend Micro's Housecall Online Scanner
Panda Antivirus Online Scanner
After that, download, install, update, then run the free spyware removal tools below:
Ad-Aware 6 Spyware Removal Tool
?Spybot Search & Destroy? Spyware Removal Tool
If everything comes up clean, then please click on the link below and follow the steps, (Parts 1-4) to shut down unnecessary start up programs that can cause conflicts, and clean up the hard drive.
Hope this helps.
I have an HP6735 pc, windows ME, I have lost all sounds on the machine, can the sound card be "turned off" ??? I also can not run the system restore, it tells me it has been turned off and to go to the control panel into system and uncheck the box, which I do, the system needs to restart and the box gets checked automatically, something is doing it but I don't know where to start looking.
Thanks for the lesson on "short file" names.