My girlfriend's computer apparently "turned itself off" over the weekend and ever since it has been unable to connect to the internet, launch any programs or really do anything.
It boots fine but seems to fall short of loading everything once at desktop level. Microsoft Security Essentials comes up with the red cross and says it "isn't monitoring your computer because the programs's service stopped". When I click to start the service it says it "couldn't start the security Essentials service. The dependency service or group failed to start. Error code: 0x8007042c"
I've tried launching System Restore to and that returns the error "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run system restore again".
Network Connections in control panel show up nothing so I cant connect to either Wi-Fi or ethernet.
All of this is the same in both normal and Safe Boot.
The OS is XP Home Edition SP3 and it's a Compaq mini netbook.
Thanks in advance for any help and I apologies if I've not included any info I should have (first time poster!!)
Edited by adrayton, 17 April 2012 - 10:23 AM.