DELL Dimension 4600, Janunary 2004
Windows XP Pro
Almost exactly a year ago, I had an infection which I was able to clean with this site's help (Thanks again). After that I installed a few problem prevention tools:
DiamondCS; Process Guard & TDS3
Ghost Security; RegDefend
Everything worked great until about a week ago when I started seeing pop-ups to check my system for a possible virus. I went back to this site and followed the procedure at the following link: Start Here
I uninstalled all the tools from before and removed them from the system. After a few bumps, the computer was working fine again after running the XP install "Upgrade" option. I began reloading new versions of the tools and everything seemed good until I loaded "RegistryProt" RegistryProt. Once loaded it warned of several programs/services attempting to change/add to the registry. I chose block to many of these unti lit seemed odd that so many were appearing. I powerred off (maybe a big mistake) and when the computer booted back up, things were not working properly at all!
I uninstalled everything again and ran the Windows XP install again, using the "Upgrade" option. No help! Now when I boot;
Once I type my password, it stalls for an extended period during which I hear a warning beep
Once it starts XP I get several error windows saying there was a problem installing several files to;
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ado
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole DB
I click "Ok" on all of these and I get to the Desktop
I attempt to load Explorer, it stalls again and when Explorer appears I get the flashlight and it can't find the hard drive. If I kill this and run Explorer from "Start/Run" it finds the hard drive but not flash memory attached via USB.
I have tried the install a few more times with the same results.
What's the next step??
Thanks for your help,
Edited by rtullier, 06 June 2006 - 10:51 AM.