About OUTLOOK!! Do not make up your own backup and then complain it doesn't work! Here's how to find your backup method. Type OL2000 BACKUP into google.com and read the matching article.
About lockups. You didn't share if you have ejected PARASITES which are not dealt with by any known Antivirus. Typical tools are Spybot, Adaware, Cwshredder, Housecall and Stinger.
About DOS BASED WINDOWS. You may need to read OPTIMIZING WINDOWS at http://www.aumha.org/articles.htm But I'm thinking pests.
Best of luck,
I am going mad, my laptop computer is freezing constantly , it doesnt close properly and I have to often close it by pressing down on the on button.
What to do - I was thinking of taking everything off and reinstalling the system but my a drive doesnt work anymore and I cant use a start up floppy disk.
I have tried running defrag- doesnt work at the moment!
When I run scan disk it works most of the time and shows no errors, other times it just keeps going and never stops and I have to press cancel to get on with some work!
There appear to be no virus problems according to Norton 2004
I have saved all my documents now on cd rom and I saved all outlook pst files ( does that include my calender and contact files?), how do I reinstall ? or what else should I do ?
Windows ME operating system
Samsung VM8000 series laptop
have various programs on -