Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:06 AM
I am revisiting this top approx 1-1/2 years later, still searching for resolution. My teenage son attempted to download a codec via internet for gaming on a Windows XP PC, and the results are as follows: the taskbar and start menu have disappeared; internet explorer flashes open for a millisecond, then closes; I cannot copy files to or from a jump drive plugged into any available USB port.
Today, if I take dds.scr over to that computer on my ScanCruzer 4GB jump drive, and click to open, it, too, simply flashes open for a moment, then closes.
I'm also having trouble opening RootRepeal.exe from the jump drive, on the stricken computer - appears to be hanging up (endless hourglass) and I have now seen a "virtual memory too low" message.
When last discussed here, we were trying to figure out why I cannot move files to or from a jump drive - as, earlier in the process, I was able to copy off at least three different HijackThis logs, which I still have copies of, and would be able to post in a follow-up to this topic.
I also have a Windows XP disk ... but, don't want to reinstall just yet, as all my photo, music, etc., files on the XP computer are still "good" and have not been affected by the malware / virus. If I could download all of those files to a jump drive, I might be willing to simply reinstall XP.
Hoping someone can help ...