Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:40 AM
Well, it looks like I have something else going on here. I tried the Windows Installer Cleanup and it won't install. It returns an error:
Script: C:\ Docume~1\DAVEEI~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\IXP000.TMP\StartMSI.vbs
Error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'Scripting FileSystemObject'
Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error
What is interesting is that there is no such folder showing in Windows Explorer even with all options checked in folder view settings to show them unless if I click "Start, Run and type "%Temp%". Then it shows up and appears to be a duplicate of "Documents and Settings", only it and all of the folders in it have been renamed to 8 character DOS names.
And now, there is no longer any folders labeled "Local Settings" or any other system-type folders in the actual "Documents and Settings" folder under any of the user administrator names.
Instead, they are in this folder with the DOS-type names, "Docume~1\DAVEEI~1\LOCALS~1\etc". Also, under "Properties", all of these "Documents and Settings" folders have the same creation date back in 2004.
Also, under properties for the ""Docume~1\DAVEEI~1\LOCALS~1\etc" and the actual "Documents and Settings" folders, it shows several thousand files, of which I am thinking are music files. I have no idea how they got there because I have never used this drive for music files. I use a separate drive for that. However, I had a "Zune" connected to this PC at one time and it tried to completely rearrange and rename all my music files. I am thinking this is very suspicious. I removed the Zune software, but could it have done this?
I was thinking of doing a Windows reinstall to hopefully get all of this back to normal, but I would like to know what is going on in the first place.
Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this,