I have a very strange problem with a windows xp laptop. The first time I realised that there was a problem was when I started it up. Windows appears to load normally with the welcome screen and background loading okay. The windows tune played and then it flashed to a white screen with a grey box stating that it could not connect to the internet. I tried safe mode but still the same problem. I downloaded and ran the AGV rescue CD but it could not connect to the internet. I ran the scan anyway but it didn't find anything. I have tried the OTL but it still went back to the windows blank screen. I tried one of the different OTL programmes and this one loaded and performed a checkdisk in DOS. It seemed to pick up several problems but they were too quick for me to note down. I am still getting the windows background but with no icons and I am still getting the message that task manager has been disabled by my administrator when I press cancel,alt, delete.
The date and time in the bios settings are fine and I can change the boot sequence but my gut feeling is that this is a virus/trojan.
Any ideas Guys? I did have a major trojan problem with this laptop last year but after many, many hours it was eventually fixed by you. I don't think it's the same problem but just in case you can track back your records I thought that you should know.
Edited by Jan1959, 04 November 2011 - 02:17 PM.