From what you say, I'm thinking it sounds like it'd be faster and easier to just rebuild the thing from scratch. Reinstall the OS and all associated software, maybe even implement some preventative and mitigating factors this time around.
and happy New years to everybody. I'm having a issue with Windows XP. Actually, I'm trying to repair my Pastor's laptop that has mad crazee issues. I've been working on the viruses, but I also need to work on this issue. I can't get ADD/REMOVE in control panel to work. It should normally migrate and show programs to remove. Not on this laptop, it's blank. I have ran several Microsoft Fixit programs but nothing seems to work. I have tried SFC scannow, but without a systems disk, that won't work. Outside of purchasing a disk, is there a copy of that online?
Anyway, anybody here have any ideas on how to fix this, as well as a search issue, can't run search either. I would love to give him his laptop back this week, had it long enough fixing the virus issues. A WORD TO THE WISE, PLEASE DON'T LET YOUR CHILDREN DOWNLOAD PROGRAMS/GAMES/TOOLBARS onto anything you plan to use.