Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:00 PM
I've been havein this lil problem with my computers for some time now. I'm unsure what is really going on, but they all have issues that I'm unable to solve.(Please Help!) I'll start with my two netbooks. Both having same, or similar issues. I've started from a clean install (more then once). Things start out ok. Next day stuff starts getting weird. Folders start to get the lil shortcut arrow in the corner all over the place, I've some how all sorts of desktop.ini folders everywhere, the more I dig, and run software against it the more strange and screwed up stuff becomes. There are wierd file begining with "$" all over also. Half of my control panel items are missing. From windows install I start with two users. My admin account, and the guest account (which I disable immediately). A day or so later I end up with "All Users, Default User, Default, Public, My Acct, Cookies, and Recent. All users, default user, and my acct have lil lock icon on them. I eventually end up having very very limited access to my computer. Eventually loosin the ability to change, add or remove any thing. Getting messages saying I do not have admin rights to do these things, access is denied, not the trusted installer, and my favorite...please contact your system admin! So after a boat load of online searching, and a lot of wasted time. I found that if I go to c:\users\myacct\Application Data there are 27 Application Data folders. And. 27 sets of other folders to match them that appear to have all my os files scattered throughout them. I have tons of .ink files also! I've rebooted into safe mode, and enabled the boot logger(which end up being a hundred miles long) and there is weird stuff there too,(did not load driver @hal.inf, @netrasa.inf, @cpu.inf, @msports.inf, @display.inf, @oem5.inf, @netsstpa.inf). There's probably a ton of other weird things I'm forgettin to mention! But this has stressed me out and caused enuff damage in my life! I just want it to go away! (Someone please help) Thank You!