BranchDavidian wrote:Yes, I am repaved and seem to have everything working.
Good! It is a really great news! Well done! Please tell me, which method did you use finally by F11 or from normal mode?
BranchDavidian wrote:I had immediate on-line access after the repave. But I got quite the scare when the Internet Explorer began to Not Respond. That was one of the problems I was having prior to the repave with both firefox and chrome3.
Somehow a windows browser popped up to save me and downloaded the firefox browser and I began logging into sites. Suddenly, I lost internet access. A red cross appeared on the Norton icon in the lower right corner. It says something needs fixing, but when I click on the Fix Now button - after running through the operation, the problem is not fixed.
A menu did pop up that led me though an internet connection hookup procedure and again I had internet access. ???
Let's see what exactly happened to your computer. The Factory Restore is a return to the past, in the year when you bought this computer. Accordingly, you now have the original version of the Windows system.
First of all, you have to install all Windows updates that have happened to date, and this is a long process. In addition, it concerns other programs and possibly hardware that has been installed over the years on a computer. Updates will cover many problems and improve stability of all computer components and services, including Internet connection.
BranchDavidian wrote:Before I repaved, I was reading something about the steps this site advises one to do for security - but, I can't seem to find it again.
Should I delete Norton and get something else, or have I already ruined the repave????
I guess you could not find this one: COMPUTER SECURITY - a short guide to staying safer online
It seems to me that Norton Security is a little bit out of date in general and if you will ask my opinion, I could recommend the simple Free Avast Antivirus which can be downloaded and installed from this link - Avast
. Note 1:
- Avast now comes bundled with Google Chrome pre-checked for install, we recommend you to uncheck
the option if you decide to install Avast.Note 2:
- You should only have ONE (1) active Anti-virus program providing real-time protection. Having multiple AV products running at the same time can cause a variety of problems, including false positive scan results, normal processes to malfunction and system instability. If using a 3rd party Anti-virus product... Turn Off Microsoft Security Essentials(MSE)
- Many free security programs come with the Ask-Toolbar
, this is usually pre-checked in the default installation. There will usually be an option not to install it, we strongly recommend you take that option
and do NOT
Please fill free to ask any additional questions.