This topic was originally in the Virus forum, but they requested I move it here. We wen't though most of the viruses and I believe its pretty clean at this point. Here is my original request:
I am trying to clean my girlfriends computer which cannot connect to any wireless router. I have gone through the normal malware and security cleanses (Malware bytes, JRT, AVG) and got to the point that they come up clean when rerun (but had a host of issues prior). Two issues are still present - I randomly still get chkdsk errors, but cannot fix them in the command box, as it tells me it is being used by something else so I have to schedule it for next reboot. The second an main issue is that I cannot connect to wireless. Initially the adapter would not even show any wireless routers. After deleting/recreating the adapter and other tricks I have found it starting showing all the routers in my building but if I tried to connect to them it would not give me a prompt for a password (the icon also did no indicate that it was secure network). I ran SFC /Scannow once and the logfile shows tons of files that it could not repair. After all that, my adapter is no longer showing any wireless routers anymore. I believe I still have some viruses (or reminiscent thereof) but I think I have many corrupted files. Also - no Windows recovery disk and the only option this MSI laptop has is a full blown recovery that wipes the disk which is my last resort.