I try System Restore: "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please Restart your computer, and then run System Restore again."
I try msconfig: "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account . . ." - Although, I am logged on as "Administrator". I made several checks in My Computer Properties and the registry to ensure Admin priveledges, to no avail.
I try to connect to the internet: Network Connections folder is empty with error, "The Network Connections Folder was unable to retrieve the list of Network adapters on your machine . . ." I then try to start the Network Setup Wizard, but it fails to start. I then try an ethernet cable, but it is not recognized.
I try to use a jump drive to run OTL, but it is not recognized. I try services.msc to enable Logical Disk Manager, and am warned that the service is not available, eventually getting an error when I try to start it, "Could not start Logical Disk Manager service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependancy service or group failed to start."
You see, I am challenged on many fronts. I do have unhindered access to the registry, but most of the registry items I have checked look fine. I am also able to run cmd. Where do I go from here?!?
Thank you in advance for any insights you can give. Please note that I can only load windows in the three safe modes right now.