About 4 months ago my computer started starting up and only showing my background. It didnt the taskbar or any of my desktop icons. This only happened every once and a while so I just ignored it for the most part. I could get the taskbar and icons back sometimes by starting up a program using the task manager, logging off and logging back on using the task manager, or just shutting down my computer by holding in the power button for a few seconds. The power button was the only way that worked all the time to get my desktop back to normal. Also the task manager wouldnt work at shutting down the computer by command so holding in the power button was the only way to restart it when it does this. Starting about a week ago I cannot access my mp3 player all of a sudden. My mp3 player does connect, it shows the USB icon on task bar and mp3 player screen lights up to show its connected. Whenever I go into my computer the drive that the mp3 player is suppose to be doesnt show up and when I type in the address it gives a pop-up saying the drive is inaccessible. Ive had my mp3 player for 2-3 years and have connected it regularly in the past and have never had this type of problem. Also I have managed to connect it to my mothers computer without any problems just today so it proves it isnt my mp3 player thats causing the problem. 2 days ago I got some sort of error while trying to load a website, I dont recall the exact message and havent gotten another one since but it mentioned something about Win32. The website worked after refreshing the page and I havent gotten that problem since. Another problem Im having which I just noticed today is that I am having trouble connecting to windows update. It isnt displaying the webpage. It only tries to load the site for like 2 seconds. I did notice something about DNS error I believe it said but it came up and disappeared rather quickly and didnt come up in a pop-up. The error only showed down in the bottom bar thing while it was trying to load the page. Windows update is the only page thats not able to be displayed and there is no problem with my internet connection. Also I checked on my mothers computer and her windows update is working fine so it isnt a website problem. As far as Ive seen those are the only problems as of now. Now to explain what I have tried to do to fix it on my own. I have run check disk. I have run a virus scan, AVG 2011 free antivirus, and immediately afterwards I ran a malware scan, malwarebytes anti-malware, and removed all malware and viruses detected. I also attempted to restore my computer to 4 days ago, February 1st, and it didnt fix any of the problems. I could really use help on this. Also Im not very computer savvy so Im going to need as simple instructions as possible on how to resolve this problem.
Edited by hamluis, 05 February 2011 - 08:15 AM.
Moved from XP forum to Am i Infected.