Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:08 PM
I turned on my computer yesterday, and it booted up and got all the way to the Welcome screen and there our usernames are gone on the right side. I have Win XP Pro, and have had it about a year now. I have not installed anything new, other then trying to delete a cmedia driver, because I don't have C-Media sound card any longer. I have tried to get into Control Panel or rather tried to find Control panel from where I am, but have not had success. My user names though are not x'd out, as I have checked that in the Management screen. I have run chkdsk, but not chkdsk /f. I have been doing tons of research today to try and run antiviral software. I am logged in as the administrator. I have no start button on my screen. (the first time I logged in before I ran a scan, I did have it, and it rebooted itself, and now the start button is gone.) When I click on a program, nothing happens, and going into the Manage screen, the Device manager is completely empty. I really do not want to lose everything by having to reinstall windows, as I have a ton of pictures and homeschooling things that I have not backed up yet. If I can avoid that if at all possible, that would be great. I downloaded HijackThis, but have not used that as I'm not sure I'm comfortable going as far as that. I have run my antivirus and it has not found anything, and I downloaded another one, and that didn't find anything either. So, any help that could be given for this would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if things seem confusing, I'm just trying to remember everything I've done in the last 24 hours.