Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:23 AM
It looks like I finally let my guard down enough to become infected with some Adware, and it looks like it's some form of System Fix. When the computer is started, I get cascading error messages (about 20 of them), and they all read "Failed to save all the components for file \\system32\\0000688a. The file is corrupted or unreadable". However, even when the computer is in safe mode, it's not only files that are hidden from me. Apparently, I can't access any system functions at all.
For example, I know that I should run a variety of anti-virus/anti-rootkit programs to remove this thing, but I have no way to run them. The start button brings up a blank screen- no files, no My Computer, no system access at all.
Any assistance anyone could give would be much appreciated. Thank you.