Hiya. I posted in the wrong forum at first, so I am going to copy my original thread into here:
Hello. I cannot gain access to my desktop. When I boot up I get to my login screen, login, and all I see is my wallpaper. I am able to open up programs by using the Task Manager and going to Run Task..
I think I had a virus prior to this happening called "Windows Police PRO". I deleted all of the files associated with it, and cleaned the registry up that Windows Police PRO put on my computer, but I am still unable to access my desktop, NOR can I get into "My Computer" or "C:" (I've tried opening up IE, and putting "C:" in the address bar and I get this error:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item."
I'm running Windows XP Home Edition, Intel Pentium 4 2.80 ghz, 640 ram. Thanks to anyone whom can help me.
*update - I am getting random pop-ups when going to different sites. Most of them are sending me to "anti-virus" software, asking me to buy it. One I saw was was just plain "Antivirus 2009".
**update - I cannot run Hijackthis OR Rootrepeal. At first I could run them, they would start scanning, then they would just close out, as if something is forcing them to stop scanning. After this happens, I can NO LONGER run these programs. They lose there icon and I get this same message when trying to run them: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item" - This is very frustrating to me ;(. This is my work station, I hope I can get it fixed before the weekend ends.
Edited by Zeromgs, 11 September 2009 - 09:19 AM.