When I start xp before desktop loads completely a small black box pops up quickly then dissapears. Seems to say windows\system32\cmd.exe Happens so quickly hard to read everything. I've tried print screen but to fast for me to catch. When desktop loaded I haven't noticed any problems with PC but am concerned as fear a virus. Have run different virus programs and disc check,etc. It does not happen when booting in safe mode. I forgot to mention that I already tried that and actually unchecked all startup boxes as there was no cmd.exe and it still happened when starting? I did go to run regedit and there are several cmd.exe but didn't alter as afraid it might screw up PC. Not sure if it is a virus as really haven't had any problems with PC running
I followed instruction from Prep guide and attained logs requested dds & attach. Then ran into error after scanning gmer which is where I'm at a standstill. I'll attach dds and attach files.
Have been following instructions and succesfully saved DDS and attach file. I was then to run gmer scan after file. Did disable CD emulation as suggested. Heres what happened with gmer.
(after running gmer scan for 3 hours I could see that it had scanned tons of stuff but then this message came up.)
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file\$Directory.The data has been lost.This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
Then this message came up.
The instruction at "0x7c9501b6" referenced memory at "0x6807f864". The required data was not placed in memory because of an i/o error status of "0xc000009a" click on ok to terminate program or cancel to debug.
(I wasn't sure what to do but was scared to terminate so I clicked debug and computer rebooted and the scan program was not up and running. Now what?)