The biggest problem is that Explorer doesn't load, and the warning stating that WININET.dll is missing pops up, it suggests replacing it, Great idea, but how?!! I can bring up the task manager with ctrl+alt+del, but that's all I can figure out how to do, and bringing up the add/remove programs. I tried deleting sp2 from ADD/REMOVE programs, but it states that it cannot due to and error.
I have 2 pc's, one desktop and an AVERATEC 2600 notebook. The notebook running xp sp2 is the troubled one. I have downloaded several programs and files that were stated to use in many posts onto this one(desktop), burned them on a cd to use on the infected notebook. I do not know how to run anything on that one without having the start menu up. I did try running the Ad-aware se, that is already on it from the run prompt in task manager, but the WININET.dll error pops up and shuts it down immediatly. I tried the smitRem, Run this.Bat, and after it runs before the disk cleanup I get my desktop back for like 15 seconds before WININET.dll error. and blank screen again freezing the disk cleanup.
I don't have HJT on that pc yet, or know if I can put it on when it is in that state. Any help would be appreciated, I don't know what else to type, so let me know anything that you need to know.
The notebook doesn't have a restore feature just a full recovery set of disks. The Averatec tech said that is all I could do to solve the problem is a full recovery. I have several very important pics that I can't lose, so that is why I'm looking for an alternative.
Thank you very much