My computer wouldn't load this morning, it would start loading then the spinny thing would freeze. I got it started in safe mode and copied most of my files on to an external drive when I hit a wrong button and it went crazy with files. I had started it in safe mode from the command prompt so I knew it would restart in safe, I shut it off and restarted to get rid of filewindowpalooza but now it won't take my password and I don't think I can do anything at all. It is an HP Envy, I can dig to get to the back to get the model no if I have to but if you can tell by it coming with a 2 G hd and 10 g of RAM that would be much easier. It has windows 8.1. My account has admin privileges but I don't run as main admin. I think something came in with a torrent file, I never use public trackers but the one time I do for something specific it figures it would be something bad. Anything I can do besides replace the hd?
Edit: I got in, keyboard was malfunctioning. It's just been a perfect storm today. Ok, I ram AVG , my regular virus program and malware bytes won't start. I haven't seen anything to identify a virus and it could still be a hardware issue I guess. Not sure what to do next.
When I ran AVG it said "file locked. Not scanned. Is ok" on a lot of files, in many different areas.
Edited by hamluis, 18 November 2014 - 08:59 AM.
Moved from Win 8 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.