XP Home SE1, Athelon , 800 MHz, 640 M RAM, 2x160 G HD with 100 G free space in each. Cable modem Broadband connection.
-System and system32 folders could not be seen, other hidden and system files and folders were visible.
-Search on the explorer did not work (Could not load)
-Restore quit working
-Dos programs also quit working (They signed in and exited)
-could not connect to certain specific sites:
Symantec, Microsoft, Panda Software,... all sites that could potentiall remove malware or assist.
Eventually the system died with :
-System had the dreadedC000021a Fatal system error
-XP Update would not install either
After many hours of research I fixed all the problems by forcing window into installation to repair / replace window files. [B]I still ccannot connect to very specific sites that may be helpful in the problem resolution. I still cannot connect to those specific sites. I am assuming there is somehow a list somewhere that says don't connect. I get time out error with both IE 6 and Firefox. I suspect there is a virus. I ran Panda and found no virus.
Edited by Ali40, 28 September 2005 - 02:42 PM.