After entering my password and logging on, I see a completely white background instead of my desktop and icons, and this message: "Microsoft Mobile PC Adaptability Client has stopped working....A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." And the "Close program" button. I can access the Task Manager from here, however cannot do anything else. The problem seemed to come out of nowhere once after I restarted the computer (can't remember the reason I restarted it). Don't recall installing or downloading any new program software. It was working fine before the restart. I can get into safe mode without the error message. Have been using the pc (a Sony Vaio laptop) in safe mode with networking to do some of my internet things. Have tried the following: msconfig > under general tab selected "selective startup," then clicked to remove the check from "load startup items" > under services tab, selected "hide all microsoft services" and "disable all," then hit OK > restarted computer. After this, no change, still the error message and white screen in normal mode. Tried to do a system restore, but there wasn't a last restore point, just one item showed a date and time and under the description said "system: scheduled checkpoint."
Am I likely to have some kind of malware? How can I get back to using my pc in normal mode again?
Some specs of my PC.
Sony Vaio laptop
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor @ 2 GHz
2.0 GB RAM
32-bit operating system
Your help will be much appreciated!