After turning on my PC and inputting the password for login to Windows XP in the normal way, I get a blank blue screen (in addition to my wallpaper) with the Mouse cursor active.
In the background the login seems to have happened but I don't get to see the Desktop.
I can still access certain documents on the PC and work basic Windows functions by performing the following:
1.Pressed Ctrl+Alt+Esc to launch Task Manager
2.Task Manager->File->New Task(Run)->Browse
3.Then browse to C: drive and USB Drive etc, opening docuents and running programs.
When I enter C: in the "New Task" option, by esktop toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen for a split second before disappearing again.
I have installed AVG and scanned (which took forever!) and "Trojan Conhook" is one problem that showed up. Would this cause the problem I have described?
I have also installed the latest version of Hijack This.
I hope you can help as this has been driving me mad. I'm also a bit of a novice at this sort of thing as I have been lucky enough not to encounter any big PC problems before.
Shall I post a Hijack This log file? Or (as I am hoping!), is there a permanent and easy fix to this problem?