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Help with my sister's comp

Discussion in 'Internet & Computers' started by 66nova, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. 66nova

    66nova Doctor Bob - Fastest Doctor Around

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    My sister said she left here computer yesterday, then came back home and there were some pop ups on it that did not want to go away. Once she did get it to restart ALL of the writing is in "wing ding" or some type of characteres. Any ideas??
     
  2. Cashezo

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    What's wing ding?

    If I leave my computer on for a day or two, the keyboard gets messed up. Holding Ctrl + Shift for about 2-3 seconds fixes that problem. Maybe try that?
     
  3. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    I shut this bitch down every night. I'd say it gets a good 7 hours of rest. Hell, when I get on in the morning, I'll shut it back off if I'm going to work. :dunno:
     
  4. mr_bots

    mr_bots People in glass houses sink ships

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    One of the pop ups was probably clicked in the wrong place and corrupted something. Easiest would be to run spyware, adware, and antivirus scanners, as well as a registry cleaner. If that doesn't work try rebooting it with the windows CD in the drive and clicking repair. It'll search for something wrong (this hardly ever works as it never finds anything wrong). Might have to end up reinstalling windows.
     
  5. DofD

    DofD The devil's in the details and there are a lot of

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    I would try running anti-adware/spyware/antivirus software. If necessary boot the machine from an AV boot CD to make sure things are clean.
     
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    daddy I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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  7. 66nova

    66nova Doctor Bob - Fastest Doctor Around

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    Yeah I have trying to talk here through some of this, but that is the problem. EVERYTHING is symbols. She doesn't know what to download/click on, etc.

    I have never dealt with anything like this.
     
  8. 66nova

    66nova Doctor Bob - Fastest Doctor Around

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    Here is a pic she just sent me...

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  9. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Orange is the happiest color.

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    :eek:

    I'm kinda surprised that Daddy didn't mention...."BUY A MAC"..... :D2
     
  10. Draenor

    Draenor KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!

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    Thats f'd up.

    I dont know where to start on something like this.
     

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