my aunt asked me to install Windows Vista Home Premium on her comp.,she had XP and it saysWindows Vista capable.When Installing I selected the Upgrade option instead of doing the clean installation. no problems installing,but afterwards everything is running slow. Ibrought the my house to use dsl &installed all the the windows updates in hopes that it would solve the slowness. When that was done the computer restarted itself &said it was configuring the updates & then when I came back to check on it Windows Boot Manager was on the screen saying:
"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1.Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click NEXT
…File: \windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f

When i put the vista or the hp reinstall disc in nothing happens. PLEASE help I really dont want to lose everthing. THANKS.
I can’t get past the Windows Boot Manager, I tried pressing F8 to try and get it back to last known good configuration, but pressing F8 doesn’t do anything. I’d be happy if I could just get back to the XP version so she doesn’t lose any of her programs, and then trying to re-install Vista while connected to the internet.

I got my computer August of 2006 it’s an HP special Edition. I have norton Antivirus installed and I put most of my big files on an external hardrive. Recently, it has slowed down drastically (ex: Taking forever to turn off or on, to open or close widows, to switch to different windows and to download webpages, open itunes, etc.) How do I fix the problem?

Recently i purchased an hp mini, over the past days it was fine but now about:blank won’t stop blocking websites i go to . I changed my IE homepage but it still won’t stop . . Any suggestions ?

I’m running Windows XP on an HP Pavilion. Recently, I’ve been receiving numerous alerts that there is some kind of spyware on my computer, and to run a scan and active virus protection. However, I do not wish to do so as there is no sensitive information on my computer. The alerts are very frequent and interruptive, but I can’t figure out how to disable them.

First Question:
Where to download a free "FULLY FUNCTIONAL" registry scanner and cleaner that will fix the problems. Not just tell you you have problems and offer to fix 2…

Second Issue:
When I open a new browser window, open a link, double click, or after a few minutes my browser will pull up an advertising browser window.
I have tried Avast, AVG, Malwarebytes, and I’ve just downloaded SpyDllRemover (I ran it but honestly I’m lost as to what to do with that). I also erased all the cookies in hp admin where most of of the spyware on my computer seems to be focused. Anyways none of them have stopped the ‘root kit?’ or whatever it is.

Here is an example of the link it opens
It pulls up others as well

I haven’t noticed it doing anything, but then again I don’t want it using my computer for things I can’t see.

Second Question:
Does anyone know what it is? If you do, do you know of a way to get rid of it with freeware? I’ve already asked once and downloaded malwarebytes, and while I like malwarebytes, it didn’t resolve my original issue.

If you need additional details please just ask.
Pop Up blocker has been active for as long as I’ve had this computer and on my previous computer
CC didn’t work, matter of fact it made it worse. Thanks for the answers but I’ll just bug my computer geek friends.