Hi. I'm not worried about malware anymore. But it may have caused registry errors. In event viewer, I have a couple different TCP/IP errors that occur because the file is not found. Then there's the System Restore issue, slow startup and missing systray items, and DiskCheck would not work. An error occurs saying it could not be completed. For TCP/IP error, I've already tried Microsoft's guide to reset it and WinSock XP Fix to no avail. I'm wary to try this suggestion: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=487733
. Plus, it wouldn't solve the other problems anyway. I've used TuneUp Utilities disk checking component. It finished in a split second and found no errors. Then I tried the Ariolic Disk Scanner, and it found nothing. So would reformatting the drive solve these errors? If you could just please tell me yes or no, I'd like to do it right away. Thank you.
Edit: Also, I've run Registry Mechanic that didn't fix anything. I've never backed up the registry before aside from Restore points, and since I turned off and then turned back on System Restore any registry backups have probably been erased.
Edited by BrandonH, 03 May 2009 - 11:54 AM.