Wow, looks like you really got hit hard. The best I can suggest with all the problems you're having right now with Windows is booting up the computer with the Windows cd *the REAL Windows cd* and choose the option to intall Windows, after this it will show the option to repair Windows. Basically what repair does is rewrite your Windows system folders without destroying any of your program files or personal data that is stored on the machine. If this doesn't work, it looks like you're going to have to make backups of all your data and completely reinstall Windows.
I have a huge problem that I have been working on for 2 days. I got hit with some viruses, about:blank and a hijacker I think. After running Ad-Aware and a lot of anti-viruses my registry was messed up so I ran hijackthis to erase the about:blank registry entries. I erased 3 about:blank entries and 2 other entries. I think I erased something important and I didn't back-up.
I can't run Microsoft Installer or repair it, even from the command line. I can't enable Messenger, COM+, Application Gateway when I open services. I can only look at services in standard mode (it is blank in extended mode). I've tried to install some fixes and the system says the Cryptographic Service isn't running, but I can't turn it on because MSI can't turn on.
From the command line I try to net start RPCSS< EventSystem, SENS, VSS, SWPRV, and all I get is 1058 and 1068 error messages. I feel like i'm in a catch-22. Please Help. System Resore won't work and says it has an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. when i first got hit with the virus/hijacker and shut down the computer put up some message about C++, and when I start up in safe mode I see dozens of partitions leading to all sorts of drives, but I can't get online in safe mode, only normal mode.
Finally, secondary link buttons don't work, so I can't compose email messages to mail out all the programs on my system, and can't burn my programs because Com is disabled. I think the virus was called doomsday or something. Please help me.
I am running Windows XP professional.