I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium - Service Pack 1
So this is what happened - I turned my laptop on (Asus M51VSeries), logged in and then left it running for a couple of hours. I suspect during this time a Windows Update may have occurred which may be causing my problems. When I came back to the laptop, I noticed that the nice Vista Aero effect had disappeared and was replaced with the basic Vista theme. I restarted my computer and it was still displaying the Vista basic theme and also an error message appeared
I then attempted to open Mozilla Firefox 3.5.3, which crashed immediately after opening. I tried this a few times which produced the same results. I was able to open up Firefox in it's safe mode though. I then decided to do a system restore as there was next to no information about my problem that I could find. The system restore was to a few minutes after I first switched my laptop on that day (15/09/2009 ) with the note 'Install - Windows Update' next to it. I completed the system restore, and found that the error message still displayed, the basic theme was still there, but I could go on Firefox without it's safe mode.
I have run a full Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan and it found nothing.
So basically I want to know how to remove the error message (which appears every time I re-boot the laptop) and get things running normally again!