When I boot the computer it just comes up with a blank blue screen. If I restart it in safe mode. I can get some control. As an example if I do a Cntr/Alt/Del the task manager appears and I can get it to start my explorer. I then get a screen with my icons on it. If I put in a memory stick I can access it. I am sending you this request by my laptop as I can't get online with my desktop. So I have to run the programs and save them to my memory stick. To post them here. I was actually able to make a new users account. My origional account is no longer available and when it was it was a restricted account. So many items said you can't do this without administrative priveledges.
I can run some programs in safe mode. For instance I ran my reg vac program and it found 407 invalid entries which I told it to delete. I ran my avg 8.5 in safe mode as well and it opened a window that looked like it was working in dos mode. But it did scan.
I can not change any of the desktop pictures they are locked. I can change the other tabs in the display properties box.
As the AVG scan was going along it found several virus and put them in the virus vault. It did find a lot of locked files and was not able to test them.
Now I have to wait until the scan is finished as I can not remove the memory stick without shutting the computer off. I have no way to stop it like you do normally. From the scan so far it seems like it is moving a lot of something calles Win32/Virut to the vault. So I may have got a mixed bunch of virus infecting my computer. I am thinking it may be time for a complete re-format and reload a new OS. I was thinking I should put Win XP X64 on there. So now it may be time.