Started running about 25°C hotter than usual and slow. Check Task Manager and as soon as I open it temps drop.
Ran scans and found nothing. Ran scans again with Task Manager open and it finds a couple of Trojans. Clean and reboot. Works for about an hour and then back to that.
Shut down system and plugged in backup boot drive-boots up and everything normal. So I decide to wipe drive A and then use Acronis True Image to clone B onto A so I have a working backup drive again. Acronis locks up at the Select screen-WTF?
After 3 tries I give up and then try to boot from B again. This time get screen from Windoze saying couldn’t find the system and to try to recover with my install/rescue disk-WTF AGAIN???
Looks like my project tomorrow will be to do a clean fresh install, tweak everything and set it up the way I want it and then try to clone drive again so I have a backup.
Recently my laptop decided to end its current OS, and then I tried installing Linux, but for some reason the computer didn’t like it (but Acer is supposed to be Linux friendly? Oh well, next time will be a Dell) then a refreshed install on Winblows 10 has been done, and just putting little by little of the stuff I need.
UPDATE: Flaky motherboard gave weird errors when trying to reinstall. So I hauled out a spare computer with a 3.5 GHz 6-core cpu and used Mozbackup to transfer my Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey profiles to it so I wouldn’t have to setup up 6 email addresses and all the user ID and passwords for everything all over again. Took 5 minutes instead of 2 days.