Need a final help. Please direct about this--
Today, open up Windows XP Professional and at the desk top resolution so bad barely could read. Received an error message: i.e. your computer screen resolution and color depth are currently set at a very low level. You can get a better picture by increasing these settings. To do this, click this balloon.
Did that. Nothing happened. Rebooted, then shut computer off a while. Rebooted to desktop and resolution was great, but memory was so taxed that everything was very slow. Checked computer/properties and I was using only 9GBs of 87GBs. Rebooted, and resolution was bad again. Either I boot to bad resolution or bad memory and slow. Currently, with slowness.
Moreover, if I need to do a reformat or Recovery, if I have a virus, how to I reinstall applications on a TC 1100? I have no disk drives or anywhere to install. I received this from an acquaintance paying off a debt. He's gone. I have the computer. No knowledge of how to reformat it or install application. Need advice.