Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:47 PM
I posted my problem here last night, but made the mistake of trying to give too much information, and included a HJT log on my post. It got the post put away in some dark dusty corner, so now, because of the lack of basic functions on my computer, I have to re-explain this one.
I just finished updating Quicktime, because of the iTunes/Quicktime bug. After that I added about 100gb of music to iTunes, then opened WMP. My computer froze, would not respond for about 10 minutes, so I hit the reset button of the front. While it was booting I noticed it taking longer than usual, and when it got the the welcome screen it sat there for a good 5 minutes instead of the normal 30 seconds. After it finally logged on, I got my desktop icons, but no taskbar or sound. I restarted again, thinking it was just a one off, but no, it isn't.
So far, I have tried System Restore, but that said it could not protect my computer, try again after restarting. Fail there.
I tried to repair the Windows installation, but that repair console is a pain in the ass after dealing with a mouse and keyboard after so long. Another fail there.
Also tried to look at my Event Viewer, and found that I could not open any of the events information. Nor can I open a search pane in the explorer window.
Also tried HJT, but it came up empty. Tried some malwarebytes thing, but there is a problem with my VBasic that wont let it run, and well as the RSI Tool that comes from this site.
As far as I can tell, whatever happened, happened in the space of about 5 - 10 minutes while I was updating Quicktime, and yet no-one has any similar problem from installing Quicktime.
This is not the Lcass, nor MSCONFIG malware w/e's, I have checked.
System: (let me know if you need to know more)
Win XP Home SP3
ATI Radeon X550
300gb Seagate HDD
2 gb RAM
Any help on this would be appreciated.