I recently upgraded my Pc, re-installed all my software etc. and added another desktop as a home network. Everything works fine untill I need to update my Blogs, websites,fill in forms etc. I get the standard message that the the site I am looking for is tooo busy,that I should check my Firewall settings,that the site may be experiencing technical fifficulties..........da!
Tech detail: Location: south africa OS: XP-PRO MS Office 2003 Dial up: 56k-don't laugh this is africa Bit Defender Professional Internet protection
It sounds like a firewall problem to me also. Now that Windows XP has a firewall in it, after you install another firewall, such as Bit Defender Pro Internet Protection, it is easy to forget to disable the Windows firewall.
If that doesn't work, try disabling the Bit Defender firewall also. If you are able to connect then, you will need to change some of the settings in the BitDefender firewall.
I currently use BitDefender and I llike it. So I don't see any reason to get rid of it.
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You can try press F8 key when computer start (few times in interval of one second) and going to Windows Safe mode with networking. Going to ESET (NOD32) online scanner with browser: http://www.eset.com/home/products/online-scanner/ and install it, and try to scan your computer. If viruses are well known, you can be lucky. Another way is start computer with live-CD linux (Mint), and share disk partitions (samba option in control panel). Connect computer with another computer with network cable, and scan with its antivirus software. AVG is good antivirus software and it is free for home use. Avira is another free, but it has not mail scanning. Sometimes damage from virus on operation system is very hard to solve. It is best to save data (you can use live linux to do that too), and reinstall OS. Sometimes, after cleaning, just update of windows can help. Because of that kind of problem, I use linux Mint (it is safe, virus free, and easy for install).
Which do you have - Vista Home Premium or Vista Home Basic? The title of this question category and what you said you have doesn't match. I'll assume you had Home Premium 64 Bit. Yes you can upgrade to Windows 7, 64 Bit. Please be aware that there is the 64 Bit and the 32 Bit versions. Check with your OEM of the computer before you upgrade. In the upgrade process, Windows 7 will create a folder called "windows.old" once the install has completed. There you will find the data you had from the old operating system like pictures and documents.
Before you do the upgrade, I recommend downloading and installing the Windows 7 Advisor to check on any software and hardware issues - the advisor will list those problems before you can upgrade so that you can make the corrections.
Back up your data.
First and foremost, it is absolutely necessary to backup any data you want to save. Usually, reformatting and recovering a Dell system will result in the complete loss of any data added to the hard drive after it shipped from the factory. The usual place for personal data to reside in the My Documents folder. You can burn this info to CD/RW, or if you're on a LAN network, you can transfer the data from the Dell PC to another computer nearby. Do not forget to backup your Favorites folder and your Outlook or Outlook Express files--otherwise your address book and contacts will be lost Locate the Recovery Media
Most Dell computers will also have shipped with a software box that contains several types of media. This is the Windows CD and the various application CDs you will use to revert the system. If you cannot find these CDs, you'll need to visit the Dell website and navigate to the support section. Drivers are normally stored on their online database for quick recovery. Installing XP on a Dell System
When you reboot with the Dell XP CD in the drive, you will come to this screen. It gives you the option to repair the installation or continue reinstalling a fresh copy of the Operating System. The repair will generally preserve your data and attempt to fix any corrupt or missing data. If you decide to proceed with reinstalling the Operating System, all data will be wiped from the drive.
To perform the repair, simply press R and the system will attempt to replace those corrupt files.
To install a fresh copy of Windows on your Dellcomputer, press the ESC key.
Once the install is complete, you will need to add the the driver disks one at a time until all hardware has been successfully installed.
You will then need to use the application CDs to recover any applications that came preinstalled on the system--such as MS Works, MM Office, Quicken, etc...
You can upgrade from your current edition of Microsoft Windows XP or
Windows 2000 to a corresponding or better edition of Windows Vista by
purchasing and installing an upgrade copy of Windows Vista. While selecting the edition of Windows Vista that's right for you, it's
important to clearly understand what hardware your PC will need to
ensure the features you want will run reliably.