My elderly father-in-law is terminally ill and one of the few pleasures left to him is usind on old DOS program called Reflex by Borland. I recently did some routine maintainance and system cleaning on his computer, after which Reflex stopped working. Please help me correct this.
His system is Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3. Before the maintenance, Reflex worked fine on his computer, starting by clicking on a shortcut or by opening the file "reflex.exe." All of the maintenance routines I performed were as reccomended by previous Bleeping Computer Malware Response Team members, including (not in this order) : disk cleanup, delete all temporary files and cookies, empty recycle, Malwarebytes (update and run), Spyware Blaster (update and enable0, AdwCleaner, Ccleaner (update and run), SpyBot (update and run), and scan disk. Now whether clicking on the shortcut or opening the .exe file, all that happens is that the customary black window with a blue bar at the top appears, first showing "Reflex" and then showing the path. This appears for less than a second and then disappears. Sometime I also get the error message " NTVDM.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close", and one time only I got the message "16 bit MS-DOS subsystem. Invalid startup directory, please check your PIF file." I tried System Restore to a date 10 days before my work, and System Restore failed to function. I then sucessfully restored to 1 day before my work, but the problem with Reflex was not corrected.
Edited by hamluis, 24 April 2013 - 01:15 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.