Originally Posted by hollyoaks777
no it didn't as it was a fresh install of vista and my computer is only 9 month old
I have seen your threads all over the site and you have had major issues upon reinstalls cause of some things you do without being up to date and protected. Sorry for being blunt but it is the truth.
Simply put it doesnt matter if the install is fresh on a PC that is 2 minutes or or 20 years old.
The problem was before the BIOS update. You need to learn to do a fresh install with keeping yourself protected. Plain and simple, do NOT have the internet hooked up when you install the OS. Make sure that before, yes i said BEFORE, you format and reinstall you have the executable of your anti virus of choice downloaded and put onto a storage media upon which you can transfer back. Meaning a USB Thumb Drive or CD or whatever. Download it that day just before you format to make sure that it has the most current definitions and everything.
Then format, install the OS and right away install the Anti-virus. Only AFTER you have the OS installed and the AV of choice installed do you hook up the internet to update the Os and the AV.
This way not matter what you do from that point on you have a security measure in place to stop infections from happening. If you leave the internet plugged in when you do the install and dont put a AV on right away you are leaving yourself open for attack the minute you open a browser without protection on. Doing it this way ensures that you will be protected at least by a anti-virus from the minute you connect to the internet to the minute you shut down.
Update the OS, install your programs, get a secure browser and then you can surf in safety. That is the best way for a user to go about a install. Granted those of us who have a bit more knowledge and understanding of these things do not do it cause we know and understand what we can and cant do when we are connected without protection.