i hope someone here can help me! i thought i knew everything that could go wrong with my computer at this point, but i actually have no idea what the diagnosis is, only the many symptoms!!! first, the display *looks* like it is in safe mode, which i never entered; but all of my display properties show that they are connected and working, but when i try to put it back into 800x600 normal mode and restart, nothing happens. i have been restarting in both normal and interactive diagnostic mode, and sometimes it asks me if i want to load the mouse vxd, but sometimes it doesn't even ask, whether i've made changes or not, and of course without the option i have no mouse. sometimes after restarting it lets me connect to the internet and sometimes not, again, for no clear reason, modem seems connected ok. i have also tried reinstalling win 98, but while this had my mouse running again for a little while, it stopped working again and nothing else changed at all.
i am so confused. i am also pissed because i don't have the money to buy a secondary drive and reformat right now. this all started on the night that i installed avast antivirus, (as well as webshots, which i had once before and did nothing to my computer.) while avast claimed to find kuang2, i don't think it removed a system file, because it's log actually said the virus was only within its own files, as if it *came* with the virus. trying to restore the file did not work because the quarantine file would not function; and besides which i reinstalled win 98 after that, so all system files should be operational now....
has this ever happened to anyone? what on earth is going on here??? is my computer shot?
i hope i am able to stay/ get back online to see replies from anyone who can help!!!
thanks very much!