Hey guys, I need some help and I will try to explain this to the best I can.
Now my computer in my room just started playing up and my brother thinks it could be a processor (I think that's it?) stuffing up so my computer won't work. Here's what happened: My computer has been freezing lately, at first it was just Firefox but two days ago the computer started it, AVG anti virus program would not exit and froze so I had to turn my computer off, did this twice after scanning for virus (None found so far).
You know how after you turn off a computer without going to the menu, just pressing the button? Then that black screen comes up and asks if you want to enter windows in Safe mode or normally while it counts down from 50 or something? Well after the second reset it goes to that however no matter what I press, run normally, safe mode or just let the countdown get to zero it will load and go to the Windows XP screen with the little bar where it's loading.
However it restarts right there and ends up back at the black screen with those options and it keeps doing it! I don't know what to do, alot of my work is on that computer. My brother thinks it's the processor that's stuffed up and coming on the weekend to check it or try to.
So I wanted a second opinion. Just before the freezing for a few seconds started I was playing on my Wii and I accidentally bumped the computer with my hand (And looking into the vent, maybe it's just me but the fan looks out of place), I don't know if that is relevant. Can anyone here help me out and tell me if my brother's right? Do I need a new computer? (Which could be a upside, I don't have a sound card so no games, however I don't know if my internet would work with the new one, long story). But I don't like Vista, and it has so many problems with computer games and I heard they don't sell XP anymore. What would be a good computer to buy for internet/games/writing stories?