Hi Usagi--hope you don't mind if I call you that.
You're welcome for the PM. It's easy for threads to get lost if you don't have email notification enabled. That's how I keep up with my threads and i forget sometimes that not everybody knows how to set that up. There is a topic in New User Orientation
for subscribing to existing topics:How To Subscribe To An Existing Topic So You Are Notified When There Are Replies
I prefer to get notification to all topics I start or reply to and you have to set that up in your BC Control Panel (My Controls
link). Or if you don't want the email, when you come on site you can click on the My Topics
link (next to My Controls) toward the top of any BC forum page. That will show you all the topics you have replied to or started in the last several days.
Also, we don't hate PM's, but some people that are desperate or selfish abuse those, especially for HJT fixes. Basically we don't do most tech support by PM for several reasons.
But I digress...
Go ahead and post a HijackThis log, it's OK. Just don't post it in this topic (thread). Start a new topic in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis
forum. Give a description of what is going on with your system and it would help if you would link to this thread.
Once posted, if you can post back in this thread with a link to your log, I'll look it over. I can't promise I'll take it on, plus there are a lot of people waiting for their logs to be looked at and we try to be first come, first served. But I can give you some ideas of what you may have ahead of you to do.
I wish there was a way to stop the scan and fix what it has found so far. Is that even possible?
Not really sure about stopping a scan and then fixing stuff. It probably depends on the scanner. I know if we have to, with some scaners you can scan a few folders on your system at a time instead of a complete system scan.
We'll work something out. If there is some way to get the broken jack/connection fixed, it would be way better tho. I have little first hand experience with laptops, so it is hard for me to picture the problem and what to do. I was thinking if you can get the battery charged on another laptop that you could switch something out, like a battery pack, but if it's not desgined that way it won't help much. Someone else may have an idea along these lines.