A failed attempt to install Windows XP SP3 did a roll back and had all services switched off. Used a backup copy of registry and got most settings back. Windows installer / uninstaller got corrupted, did a Windows repair (2nd R option) part way through error box pops up and says words to effect "Windows unable to find installer to load WDA, contact vendor.
During same repair message saying unable to find 1. Hyperterm.dl_ 2. migregdb.ex_ 3. icowonn1.exe All files were there, also no printer will work, have reinstalled printer.
Found on drive by PcTools a trojan_downloader.agent.afl Also have done a sfc/scannow but still gets error when opening explorer "Progress_container empty" Have sent full logs to Pctools including HiJackthis. Any idea please what is WDA & does it affect Explorer and printing ?
Woodchip, Many thanks for quick reply, have reinstalled wireless network, have immunised / disinfected infected pc - network is working fine, I am sure something has damaged windows installation, I dont really want to reinstall / format at this stage, agin, many thanks.
Hi Woodchip, Many thanks, a good suggestion, have already installed windows installer, it made no difference, have installed and used windows clean installer which helps delete corrupt installer / uninstaller ( excellent ) this helped to a degree, I can now install / uninstall as normal, problem persists. Again many thanks.
Hi Woodchip, Seems you sit by PC as much as me ! I am probably like yourself reasonable at computer use and problems, If I can identify what the WDA is and Explorer problem it may help, if it is a registry matter I am happy to alter, at moment no google search finds WDA relating to printer or Explorer issues, is WDA warning from a trojan or not, I can find nothing , except a comment to Dlink routers which I do not use.
Nearly time for bed and an early start tomorrow, again, thank you for your interest.
Hi Woodchip, No yellow icons or red ones, I am unsure how " Have you got Wireless on the Computer, Not Router WiFi inside the box" caused problem, I am grateful for all your thoughts, BUT, I am sure its either a corrupt windows install/REPAIR or a Registry error, I bow to those of greater wisdom. Again, thanks on your view.