I am running a home built computer Window 7 Professional 64 bit with 2 HDD (One for storage and one for the OS). About a month ago, my omputer pretty much freaked out and wouldn't load. Ran a few hardware tests, determined that it was either a virus or one of my HDD dying. Took it in to a shop, sure enough the storage HDD is failing. So I plugged the OS HDD back in and have been using it since until I replace the storage drive.
However, for the past 2 weeks, several of my programs have not been running. When I try to run them, I get the error message:
"The Specified Path does not Exist.
Check the Path and try again."
Thinking it was an issue with the shortcut, I went directly to the program's file location. Upon trying to open the program directly, I got the same error message.
Only specific programs that deal with the computer are effected. CCleaner, msconfig, cmd, etc. all bring up the error message. Other programs such as VLC, Adobe Acrobat, Web browsers, etc. all open and run as normal.
In addition, any attempt to install any program is met with this error message:
"ShellExecueEX Failed; Code 3
The system cannot find the path specified."
When I run the computer in safe mode however, all programs operate without problems, and I am able to make installations.
Scans with Malwarebytes, Avast, TDSSKiller, and Combofix have all come up clean.
I am looking for some advise.