I'm in a big fix. The (Windows XP ) machine that I'm using to prepare for job interviews is now a mess. Please help!
I went to some interview preparation websites and don't know if I inadvertantly got infected. I tried to shut down my machine a few days ago and it was taking very long to shutdown. Since it appeared to be stuck, I manually killed some programs that Windows was taking too long to close.
Since then, whenever I try to log in, I always get the "Windows explorer error" and it doesn't go anywhere from there. My desktop doesn't load up. It simply shows the blank blue screen. I am not able to see the "Start" button, system tray,desktop items or the other things that usually shows on the bottom of the screen.
There are two users on this and even when I try to log in as the other user, the same Windows Explorer error appears and Desktop doesn't load up for the other user too.
I'm using some one else's computer to send this message.
Can someone please advise how to proceed? Am I infected?
Edited by jenim, 08 September 2009 - 09:33 PM.