My laptop gave me a scare. It told me that there was a critical hard drive error. Then, it rebooted. When my screen reappeared, Internet explorer was the only visible icon. The computer tried to scan and correct the issue. However, to use the advanced scan, I needed to upgrade. I got suspicious and hopeful.
After several stressful days I finally have my laptop back up and running. I finally gave in and used my system restoral disks. Fortunately I recently backed up everything of value. So, I didn’t lose anything except time. The message that said 31% of my hard drive was unreadable was nothing more than malware.
On the plus side, my computer is now clutter-free. Only programs and files I use are on my computer now.