My computer was recently infected by malware and I had some help here in getting that sorted out.
However my problem now is that my computer is currently running Windows XP Media Centre but before I tried to fix the malware infection, my computer was running Windows XP Professional. In fact when I look up my System Information, my OS is listed as being Windows XP Professional.
However if I right click on My Computer and go to properties and click on the Advanced tab and click on Settings under the Start up and recovery section, and if I look at the list of operating systems that are on my computer, then Windows XP Media Centre is listed as the current operating system in operation, and there's no sign of Windows XP Professional. I find that very odd. I have a Windows XP Professional CD.
In line with the missing files thing or corrupted files, I have a program that runs in DOS or using Dosbox and it's not working properly. It's basically a lottery program from Smartluck.com. I've been in touch with the Technical Support team there and he seemed to think that my problem had something to do with the codepage that deals with ASCII characters. My program now has weird characters where there used to be lines etc and it's making the program unreadable. I was hoping you might be able to help me sort that out too please. Thanks.
My knowledge of computers is limited, so if you wouldn't mind, when you do offer some help, will you please make it step by step and be very clear about the order in which you want me to do whatever I'm supposed to do. Thanks.
here is the link to the forum 'Virus, Trojan, Spyware and Malware Removal Logs' where I got help from Nasdaq:
I hope you can help. Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Edited by hamluis, 27 September 2013 - 12:02 PM.