and thank you for your help in advance. I'm fixing my Pastor's laptop. It had a case of the grandchildren downloading everything in the world. And when the hurricane hit here a couple of weeks ago, it went down and has been messed up since. It initially would not start in any mode, I finally got it to start when another person bought him a recovery disk and restore everything. But the restore erased all of his sermons, which I told the other person it would do. Anyway, after the restore it's been acting really funky and now I'm trying to get it back to normal.
So, let me start with issue number one: empty add/remove folder as well as the program folder. I know they are there because if I browse using run, search doesn't work, I see programs that were installed. I've managed to do somethings by using some of the information here, like REGSVR32 APPWIZ.CPL, etc. that got me control panel back, but a lot of things still don't work when you click on them. Add/remove opens but never migrates anything. And icons on desktop don't work. I can't run Malwarebytes but I can run AVG which found a virus/adware, malware. But that hasn't fixed anything.
Does anybody have any suggestions on what to do next?
I have downloaded SP3, VB6 and mbamfix.bat, I'll try them when I get home. Any help would be appreciated. Ohh, and any program that can restore his sermons (word docs) would be great too.
Edited by bloopie, 17 November 2012 - 01:34 PM.
Mod Edit: Moved from XP to AII. ~bloopie