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One of two problems

Month is not correct and when I try to change it - the correct month does not stay.

When I turn off my computer it goes black then the items on my desk top reappear in a flash. Has a very difficult time turning ON and OFF.

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Me and another technician have just had a chat about this and the highest chance that you cant use your pc is that you may have a virus.

if there is a virus, it may be using your pc as a server to send spam, emails etc to other peoples computers which is the reason you cant switch your computer off and you cant really use it. it is so you cant stop the virus doing its job and getting rid of the virus

i would recommend disconnecting all networking on the computer, rebooting the computer into safe-mode and running all virus and spyware scanners.

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