I am running Windows 7 and was opening a WinRar.exe setup file. After running what I understood and downloaded as the setup file for the evaluation application, my computer immediately displayed a dialog box for a fraction of a second (I was unable to read any of the message), the computer shut down on its own, and I was unable to reopen Windows 7 normally.
After trying Safe Mode, I eventually got it to start up. No regular EXEs could be launched, i.e. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Word, Acrobat, etc. The mouse cursors would just spin with nothing happening. I next tried the iexplore.exe file in the C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer folder, and that did actually work.
I then went ahead and attempting a System Restore to 3 days ago, but the same symptoms are reoccurring.
Additionally, I was able to snap a picture of what was happening (showing on the screen) when attempting to launch Windows normally. Please see the attached file, bsod.jpg
Lastly, my McAfee AntiVirus starts in the off position, and when I try to turn it on, within a second or two it turns off again.
Please advise with what solutions may help get the system working again.
Thanks so much,