I wasn't sure if I should post the question here, or maybe in the appropriate sub-forum of the Mini 10's.
I'll try to be as concise as possible, with giving as much info as possible.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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After looking at some other threads, I guess I should go ahead and post the question here.
First, a little background info.
I'm not the most savvy of geeks, but I do okay most of the time when trying to work through issues on the computer. I was directed here by "Netbooks for Dummies" by Joel McNamara.
The comp (from the system info under My Computer) is an Inspiron 1011. CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz - 1GBram, using XP Home, version 2002, svc. pack 3.
The issues I'm having aren't debilitating. In fact, I'm writing this on it now. However, a few years ago, I started having issues with certain websites that I frequent. Mostly they're forums for racing, poker, and other favorites.
I believe the issue started after attempting to download a gif to use in a signature in one of my regular forums. After that, I started getting these pop-ups in the lower right corner of the screen. They usually relate to whatever page I'm viewing. I was getting them on the lower left a little too. I dloaded an add-on pop-up blocker from Firefox (which I use most of the time) and that seemed to stop the ones on the left, but not the right.
Those pop-ups also disable me from writing/clicking in the forum or page I'm visiting too, unless I scroll down enough to get the script I'm wishing to work on, higher than the pop-up.
Like I said, this hasn't stopped me. It's been over 2 years and I'm still able to use most things fine. But lately, if I go to, say, Yahoo's home page, I put something in search, and it does nothing. I think it's related to the bug I have, because if I go to their News or another page, it searches okay most of the time.
One other thing...I was going to do just a system restore point to attempt to fix, but when I open it, it takes two attempts, and when it does open it, the window is blank. No calender, no notes, no nothing in the window.
My next attempt after looking for help here was going to be a complete reinstall of Windows, but even that has me wondering that I may mess something up. And we don't have a master disc, and I don't see a restore partition...though I'm not sure I'm looking in the right spot.
Again, sorry if long-winded, but I thought having the most info on my problems would help to figure it out.
Thanks very much. Very cool that this place even exits!