Untill early last night my PC was running fine (while in windows). After this time I now enter Windows and I have a problem - I am unable to load any programs. For instance:
- Programs that normally appear in the system tray don't appear/load
- Double clicking on icons/shortcuts (doenen't matter wether its a link for a txt file or an exe) on the desktop to load programs dont' load, instead a message is displayed " Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropiate permissons to access the item" and there is an OK button to press.
- So running virus/adaware etc isn't possible.
I have 5 users connected to the computer, 4 of them are limited accounts whereas my account is classed as computer admin. Prior to the problem occuring I installed Colin Mcrae's Dirt. Ontop of that I installed an offical game patch. Next I downloaded DVD Santa (which I beleive could be the source of the problem).
With this in mind, I switched off my PC left for about 30mins and then booted back into windows using safe mode. I could now run antivirus/spyware/adware etc which only just found a couuple of cookies, which I removed. I also uninstalled Colin Mcrae and DVD Santa, I then switched off my PC and went to bed.
The problem is still present. I am browsing the net by opening a folder on the desktop and typing in the addresss of this forum.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by FireKracker, 26 August 2007 - 05:46 AM.