Do you think my laptop is infected?

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Dec 24, 2010
Yesterday I was online playing Runescape:eek:(I know such a old game, but I was bored so I decided to play it) and all the sudden my computer just froze. I couldn't close my browser, or even open task manager to end the program or anything. After that I had to manually power off the computer just to get back to the desktop. Once I arrived at the desktop the computer froze again and I could even move my mouse. I tried starting it in safe mode and it started but as soon as I clicked on Firefox it froze again. Really mad at it I shut it off and let it sit for about three hours while I attempted to cool myself down. I don't really know squat about computers so when I have a problems I blow it out of proportion, I need to work on that.:eek:

After I had cooled off a little I tried turning the computer back on and everything was running good. But then the screen went to a blue screen and shut off. When I turned it back on I ran a diagnostic test by pressing I think it was F5 as commanded, it was a test called like March B/March SB or something like that was running on the blue screen. When the test ended after about a hour it gave me some error codes, I don't know if these mean anything to you guys but here are the error codes I received last night after the test.

Error Codes:
2000-0142 (This code had something to do with the hard drive it said) it said status 70 after the error.
OFOO:1378 O65D
There might have been more but I am not sure.

I told one of my friends about my issue and he said he would just wipe the drive and start fresh, that's what he does when he gets viruses. I wouldn't mind having my Hard Drive wiped except I never received the OS disc from Dell when I bought my laptop used and refurbished so I would have to buy a whole other OS. Also I would prefer to not wipe the Drive if I didn't have to, I have a lot of information and programs which I don't have backed up (I know another stupid mistake).

This morning my laptop seems to be running good, a little slower than usual but at least I can get online to try and get some help. I am really concerned I have a virus, I ran a virus scan and it came back all clear but maybe there is something I didn't do. I never have downloaded illegal software or gone to adult sites or anything like that. I don't even have music on my computer. I use it strictly for school homework and periodically playing Runescape and watching some YouTube videos. I don't open any emails on this laptop.

Do you guys think I have a virus? If so how can I get rid of it. I know very little about computers but will try and give you guys whatever information I can. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit. I also have Microsoft Security Essentials downloaded.

My families desktop just got out of the shop with over 900 viruses and I don't want to have to send my laptop in if I don't have to. It took two months for them to fix my families desktop, I could not bare to go without my laptop for two months.

Please Help this Noob Out.
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