Windows Installer for drivers will not start, error is Windows Installer could not be started.
InstallShield for other drivers will not start, error is RPC server could not be found.
Skype will not start, same error as above.
MagicISO will not start, cannot create taskbar icon.
Taskbar is dragged all the way down and cannot be dragged up, windows key does not open start menu.
DxDiag shows missing drivers for the SM bus, wireless Adapter and ethernet adapter, along with missing information for the motherboard, the System Manufacturer and BIOS are both N/A, along with the other system thing.
Task Manager shows no user names for any of the processes running besides the System Process where the user name is SYSTEM.
No Internet connections exist in Network Connections.
Here's the kicker, Linux works almost perfectly on the same hard drive, with the exception of torrenting which instantly freezes the computer.
Reformatting is the main idea here, but I need a guarantee that this is not an issue with hardware besides the hard drive.
One more issue, I looked up RPC and I saw something about the service and all that so I went into the services menu and saw. quite literally. nothing.
EDIT 2: lshw in linux shows the motherboard just fine, not sure if that means anything.
EDIT 3: System Restore gives th error: System Restore cannot protect your computer. Please restart and run System Restore Again.
Defrag opens but the buttons do nothing.
okay, Issue is the RPC, I can't start it manually and it controls basically everything.
Edited by sausage, 22 March 2011 - 08:00 PM.