Help! My computer is royally messed up! RRS feed

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  • Ok! I don't know how it happened, but this is the state of my computer!!

    I have a Dell Dimension 2400 series (pentium 4). At 1st it was just no sound on my computer. I have looked for the drivers, downloaded them, it says it's working properly, but still no sound whatsoever!!!

    Then, files of all sorts disappeared,from all over the c: drive! And others are now in different places. And i don't know if this makes any difference,, but on the side of my tower it says i have XP Home Edition, yet when the computer  boots up, it says on the screen ,,,  Windows XP Professional!

    I'd like to just wipe everything and just reinstall it, (not sure the version my roomie has disks for) and just start anew!! But i have no idea how!

    Is there a scan Microsoft can do to see what is so messed up on my computer?

    Please, someone help!!  thanks, rob

    Oh, and when i'm on a web page, like this one, not everything shows! like the area just under title: , they are just blue outlined boxes!

    And on Yahoo, for my email, the colors in my borders won't show. It's like not everything loads or something!

    Thursday, July 22, 2010 11:55 PM