Inspiron 6000 w/ Windows XP Acting Very Strange

My laptop was always running smoothly and a few weeks ago it suddenly started messing up left and right. I get a System 32 error message and then a few minutes later I lose internet connection and have to restart to get it back. When this happens, I checked the IP address and it says 0.0.0.0. Also, when I use google, more often than not I get redirected to random websites. I've scanned my computer countless times with so many different programs and even though it did find some trojans, I deleted them and nothing has changed. This is so stressful. I really don't want to have to reformat and it seems like it's my only option. Please help.
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  1. Click Start>Run>CMD> and enter SFC /scannnow

    Have your XP CD in the drive, it'll need it.

    The go
    HERE and do what is suggested.

  2. tigsounds said:
    Click Start>Run>CMD> and enter SFC /scannnow

    Have your XP CD in the drive, it'll need it.

    The go
    HERE and do what is suggested.


    I don't have the cd. This laptop was given to me by a friend.
  3. Then just go HERE.
  4. tigsounds said:
    Then just go HERE.

    I'm actually using that right now as I checked your reply haha.
  5. Steveasaurus said:
    I don't have the cd. This laptop was given to me by a friend.


    Then you understand that to format a drive is to wipe it out of all data? How would you reinstall Windows?
  6. tigsounds said:

    Then you understand that to format a drive is to wipe it out of all data? How would you reinstall Windows?

    My cousin has the cd somewhere. He has reformatted laptops I've had for me many times.
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