In Curry's I was gutted to realise just how expensive they are - at least for a good one.
So following the advice of a pal - I went to PC repair shop near my house and my little laptop is booked in tomorrow for a 24 hour period during which its hard drive will be wiped completely and Windows etc will all be re-installed. The result will be like a new laptop. (I can't wait).
All for the princely sum of just £59.
I love a bargain :)