Still, nortons will not scan. Also, throughout all this, and still now, on startup, it displays something along the likes of 'waiting for PXE', and if i have my internet cable plugged in, (cable from the router to my computer), it pauses for a while, and then sais 'boot file not recieved, exiting PXE rom'. I did some research, and found that this was a network boot protocol, byt i NEVER even entered bios setup, let along set it up to attempt to boot from the network. Also, 50% or so of the time, during start up, (the screen that has the green bar scrolling across the bottom), it randomly freezes, although, maybe by coincidence,i have found that most of the time, having the network cable unplugged untill it has finished loading and starting up will fix this.....
Oh, and nortans will do everyting except a registry check,and the scan. It attempts to do a reg scan, byt comed up with an error saying it failed because it was unable to create a resore point.
I am about to start exams, and i have no backup of my system, so, is you require me to run anything (im assuming Hijack This, and ComboFix), i would like to know how long it will probably take, and what things MAY go wrong...
Thanks in advance.
PS. i have attatched a dxdiag.txt just in case you want to know my system specs etc.
Removed dxdiag.txt attachment as most information not necessary at this point and to allow room for other attachments later if they are needed. I have copied the only really necessary information from that log below. ~ OB
From the log:
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.090302-1506)
Edited by Orange Blossom, 04 June 2009 - 07:03 PM.