I am working on my uncle's computer because as of this afternoon it began having complications. I was informed that it was working fine before he went to work; however, after he returned home everything had gone wrong.
My cousin had been on his computer while he was at work and downloaded Bearshare. As far as I can tell, this was the only program that was downloaded between the time of absence.
The problems I am having are as follows:
Starting from a cold boot, I reach the Account Select Screen. I can move the mouse, but nothing is clickable. By restarting the computer manually, I can sign in to an account.
Any application I try to open as far as maintanance/Spyware/anti-virus, will not open. A review of the task manager shows that the program has been executed, but I see no result on the screen.
I have noticed though that any program that opens at start up will run. Example: AVG 8.0 runs at start up and loads to the system tray. I can run a virus scan with no problems at all. TeaTimer from Spybot also loads and I can use it, but I cannot use Spybot by executing it or trying to run it through the already loaded TeaTimer.
I have tried to add the EXE extension to the Folder Options and still have had no success.
I downloaded Hijackthis and as soon as I click the icon to install, it shows up in the task manager, but does not execute.
I tried running system restore. When I get to the final NEXT button, I click and click and click it but it does not proceed.
My uncle plays pogo regularly on his computer. Now when he goes to sign in the webpage just hangs on the sign in page and times out. If I click on a link that opens a new window, I get rerouted to a Coupon Mountain website with search results for my inquery. The only success I have had with getting a link to load is by opening it in a tab instead of a new window.
At this point I decided to retire for the evening and come home to do some research. I am hoping to burn a disc with removal and maintenance programs on it, but I don't see that plan coming to fruition either.
Any advice I could receive would be appreciated.
Edited by mobobom, 18 February 2009 - 01:54 AM.