Desktop computer, Compaq Presario - model # on CPU SR1420NX - Intel Celeron D Processor, Windows XP.
Popups started randomly, even when not on internet explorer. Spyware Guard 2008 installed - not by any user, just randomly. Tried to uninstall - icon disappeared for five minutes then came back. Tried restarting computer - no change. Hit ctrl + alt + delete and restarted in safe mode. Black screen shows up with "safe mode" on all four corners, then shows startup screen - but the screen had a wierd pattern all over it (think pattern fill in microsoft word or powerpoint objects and slides). After that screen it goes back to the black screen with "safe mode" in all four corners and "Windows XP Home..." across the top.
I have absolutely no clue what to do, and all of my homework and research project and family pictures are saved on the computer. Please help.
Spywaregard 2008 is malware, a parasite if you will
the last 1/2 of this article will run down a list of files you need to delte to get rid of this nasty little bugger. You can also download various tools to remove it, but it is dependent on your comfort level. if you are comfortable searching for files and changing a couple of registry keys, then by all means, manually is the way to go. If not, you will not have a hard time finding a tool to get rid of this
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Restart your computer and then press and hold F8 keys until you get Advanced Options menu screen.Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, and then press Enter, your computer will boot automatically to safe mode. If you able to start in the safe mode then Scan your computer for viruses. Some viruses can cause a black Screen , especially ones that infect the master boot record (MBR) or boot sector. - Update drivers for your hardware. black Screens are hardware or driver related so updated drivers could fix the cause of the STOP error. - Check for registry issues If it didn't helps you then simply get the system utility program like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of black screen screen
The processor is a Socket 775 processor and there are a lot of CPU's available and a good one is the Celeron E3400 it is a dual core running at 2.6 Ghz. it isn't too far removed from the original but will give you a noticeable improvement in performance. There are better available but I can't find any motherboard details for it.
Unplug power and Open the computer case. Vacuum all the dust
inside it. Visually inspect all the fans: Power Supply, CPU, Chipset
and Case...Make sure they are spinning easily and freely.
Plug the power in, and turn on your system. Watch the fans, especially
the CPU Fan and the Main Board Fan (System Fan). Oil and dust over
times may accumulate and prevent the fans from spinning properly.
If you are handy, you can remove them, give them a good wash and lubricate
the shafts with a few drops of WD-40, they will be as good as new again.
Fans don't go bad that easily.
It must be up to 8 years old ish as it has XP installed.
17-inch flat screen CRT monitor NEW* Intel Celeron D Processor 3252.53
GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 256 KB L2 cache 256 MB DDR SDRAM CD-RW (48x32x48) 40
GB hard drive 9-in-1 memory card reader 10/100Base-T networking
interfaceIntegrated graphics with 64 MB shared video memory *The new
Celeron D processors are more efficient than the old Celeron processors.
The New 325 D benchmarks faster than the old Celeron 2.7 GHz processor.
Almost any IDE hard drive will work, up to 540Gb and any reasonable power supply should be OK. Check ebay and also google for a power supply. Hope that helps.