A lot of adware was downloaded to my wife's laptop, and I was trying to remove it.
The problems included Strongvault, some adware (coupons in several flavors) and a registry cleaner.
After ahving successfully uninstalled several programs, and cleaned up the adware, there were still remnants of Strongvault. Whenever the Laptop started, it would attempt to install something, and the event viewer pointed to Strongvault.
I first ran Malwarebytes' AntiMalware software wich found some things I had not seen earlier, but the install rpoblem persisted.
I then ran "Hitman Pro" and after that the problems started.
If I start Windows normally, it stops and asks me to run Startup Repair or Start windows normally.
Startup Repair truies to restore to the last good image, but the system restore fails.
I tried to start up in safe mode which works.
When going into the startup options, I can also start windows normally, and it starts up, but not with the usual settings, such as the see-through task bar etc, but things appear to work.
When the normal start fails, there are nothing in the event viewer to clue me into what the problem would be.
Does anybody have any suggestion as to what I can try to get some traces to see where things go wrong?