Yes MS CONFIG is working, but the Device manager isn't.....and the other files are still corrupt. I had initially tried to replace them but keep getting that ACCESS DENIED "need administrator rights" message even when I am in the administrator user. I had thought of replacing them in SAFE MODE?? But I have not researched that.
I only have Vista Home premium so I would now have to find an external means to backup my OS which means I will have to buy an external hard drive. I backed it up on another computer in the Network sharing folder but it is 18GB large, so copying that onto CD's is not reasonable. I have never copied that much data onto CD's or DVD's.....so I am stuck right now.
I am not ignoring your advice, just working through step by step like you asked me to, trying to understand and make sure I do it correctly and got stuck here in the BACKUP YOUR COMPUTER part. So I am unsure if I could even extract it from the other computer if mine fails. So I am proceeding slowly. Sorry. This is my first experience with computer troubles in 20 years. Since Malwarebytes removed the bot, MSCONFIG is NOW WORKING; then it would seem reasonable for me to assume I no longer need malware removal. I just need to proceed with replacing the other 5 files.
Sorry if I have wasted your time and effort,???? HOPE NOT. I do appreciate the advice, it is all trial and error for me. My first attempts to try and fix my own computer without having to completely restore it.
Edited by Robyn53, 30 October 2010 - 10:36 AM.