Once I get into Windows, I get icons but no taskbar. I can get into task manager and run some programs from there. I cannot run system restore, malware bytes, or antivirus without an error message. I can get into the explorer to view and access files. I tried to copy explorer.exe from the XP disk to the c:\windows directory but it will not let me paste.
If I double-click on the malwarebytes anti-malware program I get: run-time error '372' failed to load control 'vbalgrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be out dated. make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.
If I try to run the system restore (by going to task manager --> run explorer --> navigate to c:\windows\system32\restore and double-click on rstrui.exe) I get "system restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, then run system restore again."
I did try uninstalling/reinstalling malwarebytes. It allowed me to do both, but I continue to get the '372' run time error.
Any suggestions on where to start would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by mcseadogs, 12 November 2009 - 10:24 AM.