. to run Scandisk:
How do I run Microsoft ScanDisk?
How do I run Microsoft Defrag?
To get into Safemode, you also can go via:
Start, Run, type msconfig, o.k.
When the System Configuration Utility window comes up, click the BOOT.INI tab, select SAFEBOOT, and then OK. You will get asked to reboot and when you do, it will come up in Safe Mode.
When you're done in Safe Mode, go back to msconfig and remove the checkmark from SAFEMODE.
I have a (friend's) computer that certainly has virus/spyware etc issues and is completely mucked up.
I tried to run CCleaner, Malwarebytes, HJT and a number of other programs to try to clean it but keep getting the error that whatever program is not a valid Win32 application. I can't Add/Remove programs. I can't start in Safe Mode (looks like it's starting but then just dumps me back out to start up) and I can't even run system restore.
Am I completely hosed or does anyone know of a solution?