That important GCSE work, if you want to copy it off the hard drive in short order so you can print it out on some other computer, get a Ubuntu Live CD, (Linux on a CD) guidance below;
Use Ubuntu Live CD to backup files from your dead Windows computer,
and use that to copy the work onto some external drive, USB stick or similar.
I assume you have no backup of this coursework.
Where did the Win 2000 interface come from?
Can you boot the system into Safe Mode? If so, follow Grif's instructions in the link below to download Malwarebytes' Antimalware on some other system, copy it and it's update files to a CD, use that to copy the files to your system in Safe Mode, install it, run it, update it manually, and then run a full scan. Link:
But that Ubuntu Live CD work is the first step in this.
new here as i have a fairly major (possibly terminal) fault on my computer!
the computer is on i built myself with specs:
CPU: core 2 duo @ 2.2Mhz
Hdd: 80 Gb
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8500GT 1Gb
OS: Win XP Pro SP3
not that these will help much as it is a software problem!
A week or two ago i had a problem with internet explorer 8, which suddenly decided that it would not run (it would open but then close immediatly), so i ran the unninstaller on it and rolled back to ie7. after this ie was still not running properly as it was still ie8, but with the toolbars all messed up, and unble to open links! so i ran the uninstaller from the ie8 file in the windows folder, and then the one in the ie7 file to go back to ie6 as i knew this was more satable.
this seemed to work, and the computer continued to work fine for a few days, but then itunes stopped working, then all games such as GTR, Rainbow 6 Vegas, also went the same way. ever since this point every time i log on it get worse, office has now gone, along with the windows installer, McAffee, and most other programs. the computer has gone into what looks like a cross between safe mode and normal mode witht the win 2000 interface and all visual effects disabled, and it will no longer allow me to move files around, which is the biggest problem as i need to hand in a peice of GCSE coursework in the next few days and i cant get it off the hard drive, or work on it. i dont want to have to type all 1500 words again!
Any help appreciated!