Hi. As you can tell by the topic title I have an Advent 7098. It has a Windows XP Home Edition OS.
Recently, I contracted a virus on my laptop which I have struggled to get rid of, however the laptop has worked as normal, until last Saturday morning. It now goes so extremely slow that booting it can take up to an hour. I can't do a system restore under safe mode or normal mode as the virus seems to have disabled it, nor can I download anything as I can't get onto my Internet explorers.
After pretty much four whole days (I thought defragmenting might help, but 18hrs at 3% was too much to bear), I decided a system recovery might do something; however, pressing F10 only seems to bring up my boot menu. I've tried F2, F8 and F11, all to know avail. I am a complete novice when it comes to computers/laptops, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.