Some Apps & System tools wont run

  Blott 07:19 06 Apr 05

Working on a Dell machine. Windows XP Home Edition, around three years old. Norton Anti-Virus installed. Pest Patrol Installed

Two Weeks Ago :- All seemed to be running OK. Norton was updated. Pest Patrol showing nothing.

Now :- On startup, immediately after selecting user, a Norton Virus warning comes up, but is only on screen for a fraction of a second and can't read any details.

Norton itself will not start, either from desktop shortcut or from start menu.

Ctrl+Alt+Del; flashes up briefly on screen.

regedit; flashes up briefly on screen

msconfig; does not run

sfc; does not run

pest patrol; runs - detected one adware which it says it has removed.

system restore; is turned off. I don't know how, as owners does not go into any type of settings.

My own thought is no alternative to re-format, but would appreciate any other ideas from wiser heads on this forum.


  VoG II 08:17 06 Apr 05
  GroupFC 08:51 06 Apr 05


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