After installing Norton AV 2005 on my old PC (os Windows 98), I started having multiple problems with the computer which could not be solved working with Gateway Tech Support people, so I UNinstalled the program but still had the same problems. (Problems such as CD drive unavailable and un-retrieveable, problems with Word programs, computer unstable ... ). Norton Tech support advised downloading a Norton removal tool to get every last shred of Norton stuff out of the computer. But before I could even do that, I couldn't get the computer started back up again. When I press the start button on the tower, the computer starts to rev up, but then quickly dies, never really beginning to get into start mode.
Questions: Is there anything I can do at home here to get it going again, or do I need to take it to a computer repair place? Or, is it worth taking to a computer repair place - is it time to toss it? What about if I took it to a computer repair place and had them get it going and then put a Windows XP os in it -- would that be worth while? Or would it just be better to forget it and buy a new computer? Thanks for any comments you might have.