I come here asking for help as my computer has developed several strange problems after my brother was doing God knows what on here last week. I started noticing a couple of errors after he used it, so like should be done, i switched to safe mode and ran my scanners (AVG, Avast!, Ad-Aware, Bazooka and HT) and found a bunch of virii that was not there before I used it. I deleted everything, rebooted, ran boot scans, rebooted again and saw if my problems persisted and they did. Here are my problems:
-Windows runs fine with a taskbar and everything, but explorer.exe is nowhere to be found!
-cannot delete some old folders (Error: Cannot Delete x: Archive is not empty)
-cannot send anything to the recycle bin
I have tried everything for this, for the folder error, i tried deleting them using command prompt but to no avail. I have tried to start explorer manually but it does not show up in the Tasks, yet there is a GUI. About the recycle bin, I think folders are deleting off the hard drive and bypassing the bin (which is empty) even though i have the bin's properties set to NOT do this.
Please help this is becoming very irritating.
Hijack This Log from safe mode:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:24:50 PM, on 2/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashSimpl.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Lou\Desktop\Games\HijackThis.exe
O20 - Winlogon Notify: sndu32 - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\sndu32.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
as you can see (or not see hehe) explorer.exe is nowhere.