Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:05 AM
About 3 days ago, I was on my computer with youtube, myspace, and google running. My computer randomly froze, so I decided to just let it sit, figuring it was just a hiccup. After about 10 minutes it was still frozen, so I did a hard shutdown. When I started my computer back up, I got 3 the error notifications asking me to send an error report. Two of them were for "Google Installer" and the other one was for "ViewMgr." All 3 showed up right away as my profile started loading. Imediately after that, my computer said there has been a hardware change that required me to re-activate windows and that I had to do it in 3 days. Nothing has been changed in my computer, so that couldn't be true. I decided that I was going to try to do a System Restore. The system restore wouldn't and still won't go past the "Confirm Restore Point Selection" page. I click the Next button countless times, and nothing happens. I decided to then try a system restore in safe mode. It wouldn't go past the same page. I restarted and ended up just re-activating it.
Since I've done that, I can't sign into my normal profile straight from start up. I have to run safe mode first, then restart and go to my normal profile. If I try to start without going to safe mode first, my system will hang at the "Windows is starting up..." screen. When I do start it up on with safe mode first, the system will still hang at the "Windows is starting up..." screen before going into the login screen, but it stays there for 45 seconds - 2 minutes. When I sign in, the same 3 error reports show up and my wallpaper shows up, that's it. The start bar, icons, etc. doesn't ever load. I can only get my icons and whatnot visible if I log out of my profile, then log back in. When I do that, my wallpaper will be missing, and the computer will completely freeze after 9 minutes of being on.
I've tried to download anti-virus / anti-spyware programs onto the computer I'm on right now, and using a flash drive to transfer it to my computer (in safe mode,) but none of the programs will run scans. When I load my computer in Safe Mode with Networking, I can go to google, but if I click on any links in google, it takes me to a page that has nothing to do with what I wanted. If I try to go to an anti-virus software site, the window will either just close, or it'll say it's unable to load the page.
I tried running DDS and RootRepeal in safe mode, but was unsuccessful. DDS wouldn't run at all, and said something about it not being a valid Win32 program or something along those lines. RootRepeal would run, but freezes in the same place every time and won't go any further. I let it sit frozen for 2 hours to check. I'm at a loss here.
Thank you in advance for the help, I really appreciate it.