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I did not take time to see if other options besides format & reinstall were possible. (note: I had already backed up my document files with the available online Vista recovery A virus has taken over and is holding your computer ransom. Main Sections Technology News Reviews Features Product Finder Downloads Drivers Community TechSpot Forums Today's Posts Ask a Question News & Comments Useful Resources Best of the Best Must Reads Trending Now Help Report Lusitana- Aug 8, 2009 at 05:21 PM thank you so much! have a peek here

You can also try a different input device if you're using an external mouse or trackpad, as the device itself could be bad. Activated the drive, but nothing happened. I meant the windows login screen. Wait atleaset 15 nminutes for windows to be ready. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/567717/am-i-infected-weird-blinking-icondesktop-at-startup/

It's the icon for the "Interactive Services Detection", which is part of Windows since Vista. Thanks guys, I will report back as soon as I have tried it all out. Regards Helpful +5 Report Gman Aug 1, 2009 at 09:38 PM I have the same issue, I tried the F8 and went t oall the options, but it keeps telling me The trick is finding it once it's installed.

alexoldshaneMar 9, 2013, 1:47 AM Hello all!So, having an issue with my wife's desktop. CNET blogger Topher Kessler and CNET senior editor Seth Rosenblatt contributed to this report.Updated at 1:40 p.m. How can I get rid of this? alexoldshaneMar 19, 2013, 9:18 PM Mine is a homebuilt PC desktop. - Not sure what info you'd be looking for, but let me know.

The DiskPart/ListVolume commands didn't show the drive. If you're not using a wireless trackpad, perhaps someone else has a wireless trackpad that your machine has somehow connected to. Thank you very much. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/05/26/5-signs-that-your-computer-is-infected.html Have someone ever have the same problem?

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.Double click on downloaded file. May 22, 2012 #16 bj00uk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 79 @Doctor John: Lol, sounds like a great blockbuster idea. the problem was; corrupted antivirus (not infected)... Helpful +11 Report melvern justin Jul 13, 2009 at 06:57 AM hello..

Join the community here. Restart the computer and enter the BIOS, see if the HDD is detected even if Windows doesn't. Then I shut down the PC (Dell Dimension) and a notice came up saying not to disconnect the power, as automatic updates were installing (apparently MSE enables this, even though I This time it doesn't.

I need some help please. navigate here I have a Snow leopard Macbook with bootcamp which let me have Windows 7 on it. That's why every computer user, even Mac users, needs up-to-date security software installed. iam sure your problem will be solved.

As this did not happen before the Microsoft weekly updates from 2 weeks ago, I am backtracking with Microsoft to find the problem.... If the data is to important to give it up, you could buy a hard drive of the same model and try switching the Circuit board... My laptop is Dell Inspiron 1525. Check This Out If the screen goes blank or you can't read it, wait at least one minute before doing anything.

Thanks Report mahabad- Jun 26, 2009 at 06:20 PM Turn on your pc if you have password log on wait for windows to start up even if you can not see Unfortunately this will mean losing all the files currently on your hard disk, but hopefully you're one of those wise people who have regularly created backups of their important files onto Have you got any Acer/AOpen devices attached (or perhaps it's an AOpen computer)?

I've got a disk and product key but it just won't install.

and when I turn it on.. Fortunately, there are excellent free anti-virus, spyware and firewall programs. a very slow load up of windows 7 ultimate (from the login screen to desktop) solved Windows (Actually everything Windows, not just drive) Randomly EXTREMELY Slow solved Painfully slow initial log-in I'll not get any email notifications about edits so I won't know you posted something new.

so, if you still haven't tried with a USB enclosure, that's the next and last thing to try. More info here: What is Interactive Services Detection and Why is it Blinking at Me? Pop-up ads Running into pop-up ads while surfing the Web used to be par for the course. http://interasap.net/am-i/am-i-infected-yet-again.html ChicanoMar 9, 2013, 2:58 AM alexoldshane said: Said she ran AVG full scan earlier and it didn't find anything.

I was surprised by setting up a new user account being a solution -- I found this tactic in another site (long forgotten where), so I tried it -- and it More On This... Generally you can just hit enter, as most people don't set a security policy enforcement in the BIOS for this area. alexoldshaneMar 19, 2013, 3:08 PM Got another issue now.

Report joecap- May 8, 2010 at 07:15 PM Worked for me too. Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.