i followed the topic above before posting a question but i can't even run DDS. i am a computer tech and i have to fix this laptop, but i don't know what is the problem. something seriously is wrong.
the computer i am working on is a Dell Inspiron with Windows XP 2005 Media Center Edition SP2. the client brought it in and there is no task bar or start menu. when i move my mouse over the place where the task bar should be, it looks like i can drag it out but it does nothing. i have tried everything.
i can't run MBAM, just superantispyware(which finds nothing). here is a list of what i did so far.
-MBAM doesn't want to work, it gives me an error of some file that is not loades. the extension is something like .ocx or something.
-when i restart the pc i get an error saying "Notification .dll is not registered...". in the window it says wireless driver.
-i tried to restart explorer since the task manager is the only thing that works. restarting explorer doesn't even help.
-i went into safe mode, and the task bar is missing there too.
-i took the hard drive out and slaved it to a test station and did drive diagnostics on it and checked for malware, found some but when i re-installed the hard drive and booted up, the same stuff happened. nothing changed.
-every time i do something and windows can't let me do it, it makes a loud beep noise. all sounds are turned off in the windows sounds menu.
-i can't use the internet through it coz i am scared to connect it to our work network. all logs and stuff i have to manually transfer with my flash drive.the laptop IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.
rootrepeal is the only one that worked. i attached it like the topic says.
i really hope someone can help me. thanks in advance.