Okay, I followed the list in the second link and things seems to be running a bit smoother. One of the programs found 7 items and deleted them. The other programs found nothing. I didn't start a thread in the malware forum because I really think these are technical problems not caused by malware. I ran the "sfc /scannow" again and I got the same message halfway through, but I pressed a button and the scan finished.
edit: I manually reset the photoshop preferences after reinstalling it. It worked, yay!
When I started this thread, I completely forgot to address some of the other OS-related problems I have that I've been meaning to fix. A while back my computer got the bravia x virus, and before I came here to get help, I tried to remove it myself (bad idea, I know). One suggested solution I found on google was to go into safe mode and delete my windows accessories. I got nothing out of that except for losing "Paint" and all of my windows games. I don't know how to reinstall them. Could you help me with that?
Also, ever since I reformatted this computer, the "Shut Down" button, along with "Reboot" does absolutely nothing. My computer just stays on. The same thing happens when a program asks if I want to reboot. Nothing happens. Can you tell me what's going on with this?
Thanks a bunch!
Edited by Lovltn848, 23 June 2008 - 10:51 PM.