Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:31 AM
Thanks for the fast replies. A further explanation of my operating conditions might help define the problem and what I've done so far. So you don't have to go to my profile and then come back, I have a Pentium III, 500MGHZ, 512mb ram, 2 X 40GIG HD, ATI All In Wonder Pro 8mb AGP-VGA, Creative Labs 64AWE Sound Card, U.S. Robotics Sportster 56K INT. Modem, Logitech 500 USB Wireless Keyboard, Kensington Expert Mouse Pro USB Trackball mouse, and a Sony WEGA 36inch TV [480X640] for the monitor. The system has worked fine in the past without any hardware problems. Several times malicious adware and or malware have been removed from the system but always with complete success. As I mentioned, the malware section of Bleepingcomputer has assured me that they feel the problem is not malware related.
The problem occurs when I open 'My Computer', open a specific drive, run a program and then close it. It can also happen if I select a program from the desktop, run it and then close it. After closing the program, or sometimes just before, I receive the message that it has 'Performed an Illegal Operation and must close'. When the message box is closed, then the desktop display vanishes as well as a few icons next to the clock. I have tried running the desktop as the 'Classical Style' and as a 'Webpage' without any difference. I have tried running just simple 'Wallpaper' instead of an image without any difference. I've checked and rechecked all the video card settings so as to match the display without any change. In short, I have gone through all of the hardware adjustments I can think of with no change. While at the other section I was unable to successfully run a program called 'silentrunners' to display the total registry. If any programs like it or HighJack This need to be run and posted please feel free to let me know. Last for now, I am unable to run the computer in Safe Mode due to the fact it won't recognise the mouse. Also, because I am handicapped, a quadriplegic, I'm not very good at MS-DOS commands or things that require any degree of dexterity. Please let me know if there's any other information needed. Thanks again.