(I posted this under report log but thought I should try here too)
I just moved into a new apartment and hadn't hooked up the internet yet so I decided to check if any friendly neighbors had left an open wifi connection. I found one called linksys and connected to it for a bit, watched a TV episode, checked facebook, then I tried to download a song (NOT ILLEGALLY) from a band's website and suddenly my computer experienced the blue screen of death and I had no choice but to shut it down. I wish I had recorded what was said but hindsight...
When I turned my computer (which btw is a Dell Mini Inspiron Windows XP) back on the screen looked different and this error popped up: bcmwltry.exe "The application failed to initialize properly (0x0000142). Click ok to terminate the application." No matter how many times I click OK or x out of it it just pops back up.
I was trying to follow instructions for a similar post but I have a couple of issues, first, my computer won't connect to the internet (I'm on my sister's right now). Or at least I don't think it can. I located the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility and entered my wifi info (just got it today!) but it won't load any pages. Second, I don't have a disk drive because it's a mini.
I feel like it must be a virus but I'm not sure why/how. Please help!
Oh and I have Microsoft Security Essentials, but it's currently not on the list of add/remove programs so I have a feeling it may have been deleted by whatever happened to my poor computer :/
Also, I tried this: http://www.ehow.com/how_5152525_remove-bcmwltryexe-error.html
However, when I click end process it doesn't end and the error just pops back up again. When I tried the 3rd step: "Click the Windows "Start" button and click "Run." Type "msconfig" (without quotes) and click "OK" to open the Systems Configuration Utility." It says msconfig can't be found :/ And finally, I tried step 5: "Double-click "My Computer" on the desktop and double-click the "C:" drive. Double-click the "WINDOWS" folder. Double-click the "System32" folder. Locate the bcmwltry.exe process and delete it." But it says I don't have permission to delete that.