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Sounds like ad Ware or Spy ware.... in internet explorer go to Internet options... click the programs tab... look for manage ad ons click on it....... disable everything .... now try the web out.... enable each one at a time until you find the ones causing you problems.... this method will at least help you find a solution assuming its malware, adware, or spyware.... Goodluck
Make sure you are running only one anti-virus program and one spy-ware solution and that it is up to date. More is not better, the similar products will compete and give false positives on each other.
Make sure that there are no virus or spy-ware running on the machine. If you do not have a product to check I recommend AVG and Spy-bot because they are both free and are reliable.
Run disk checks on your C: drive, scan it, and de-fragment. You can do it by right clicking the drive and selecting properties. It will be on the TOOLS tab
Make sure that you have enough drive space. You must have at least 200MB free on the primary drive or Windows starts to lag badly.
Make sure that you have enough RAM. Right click My computer and select properties. Many computers come with only 512MB or less of memory. You need at least 1GB with all the new patches that Microsoft has put out.
Do not run an excessively large number of USB devices without using a powered HUB and make sure that the power supply in the PC has enough power to run all the devices attached to it. Most OEM PC's come with a 250w power supply, if you have added anything after market like Video or sound upgrades, you may need to take the power supply to 350-400w.
Don't run programs that for which you don't meet the system requirements. If your running something like Mass Effect to on a Celeron it is going to restart and hang.
You need not buy any WINDOWS DISK, if u can borrow the WINDOWS XP DISK from your frenn or relative just for an hour then we can go ahead and help u with the FRESH WINDOWS RE-INSTALLATION and all the spyware infection would be cleaned up .. As far as WINDOWS GENUINE SOFTWARE LICENSE is concerned just look at the back of your DELL PC, there would be 2 WHITE BAR CODED STICKERS one of them will have the WINDOWS XP PRODUCT KEY which we can use and you NEED NOT WASTE your hard earned earned $100 for that disk which u can borrow i believe..
temme as soon as u get the disk......
One more thing that DELL cant charge u for the disk, because when u bought the system or in your case when the system was bought the amount was paid for the WINDOWS GENUINE LICENSE and the disk... so in case they don't provide you with the disk and you don't find the product key then call them and get the GENERIC PRODUCT KEY ATLEAST... WELL WHAT I BELIEVE IF U R LIVING IN U.S.A. THEN call them back and asked for the disk again because i've worked in dell and i have send disk to many people free of cost whose disk has been lost or damaged even if the system is out of warranty..
It sounds like your recovery disk is damaged or scratched.
Hold the disk, data side up, and look for any small scratches or finger print smudges.
You can clean it with a soft cloth and warm water, by wiping from the inside out (don't wipe "around" the disk).
If it has scratches, you can find a disk repair device at most Audio / Electronics stores (like music stores) and try cleaning the scratches off that way.
If the damage is too severe, you may have to see if you can find a different recovery disk, or you may have to pruchase a copy of Windows to install.