Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 9
Unhappy Serious Computer Problem

Ok i have a dell inspiron 8200 running windows xp and one day everytime i tried to press ctrl + alt + delete it would close the window instantly. I then noticed it did the same thing with the disk defragmenter and device manager. My antivirus wasnt working correctly and i figured it was a virus so i uninstalled the antivirus (norton antivirus 2002) and upon attempting to reinstall it it would close the window everytime i tried to install it again. I don't know what to do and anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.
__________________

Person15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2004, 01:09 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
Gary Graefen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 336
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Got to the above url-install java-let trend micro scan and eliminate all virus-then reinstall your viral software.

Or try installing your software in safemode. hit f8 when your computer boots. Scan for virus's from safemode.
__________________

__________________
When In Doubt-Format and start over
Gary Graefen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2004, 11:33 PM   #3
BSOD
 
bluto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,542
Send a message via ICQ to bluto
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by Person15
Ok i have a dell inspiron 8200 running windows xp and one day everytime i tried to press ctrl + alt + delete it would close the window instantly. I then noticed it did the same thing with the disk defragmenter and device manager. My antivirus wasnt working correctly and i figured it was a virus so i uninstalled the antivirus (norton antivirus 2002) and upon attempting to reinstall it it would close the window everytime i tried to install it again. I don't know what to do and anyhelp would be greatly appreciated.
Is pressing ctrl alt del a hobby of yours ? Let things do their thing.
Whats the point ?
bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 08:29 AM   #4
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 9
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

No what i mean is everytime i try to open up the task manager, device manager, disk defrag, or most spyware or virus removal programs something will close them the second they are opened. Im not sure as to what is causing this.
Person15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 10:39 AM   #5
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 9
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

Gary: I ran the microscan and got rid of everything that it found as well as using several other spyware and antivirus removal programs i found and got rid of alot of crap that was on my computer but it still has the original problem of closing things. I then tried running it in safe mode where it didnt close the task manager, install window, or anything else but something came up saying i had to come out of safe mode to install the antivirus. This is really confusing me.
Person15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 12:30 PM   #6
In Runtime
 
Gary Graefen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 336
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

If you can't install the anitviral program in safe mode try it again in regular mode.
you got a tough one-try start-then run-type into the window which opens msconfig-then <enter>
you will see a tab which says start-click it. in the window are processes on boot which may be causeing your trouble. You will have to end the processes which seem unrelated to windows one at a time and try to find the trouble. If you still can't stop it you might have to format your drive and start over.
__________________
When In Doubt-Format and start over
Gary Graefen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 12:58 PM   #7
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 9
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

Ok tried msconfig and it wont open that either. Everything works fine in safe mode i just cant figure out whats doing this. I tried hijackthis and many other things and its still messed up. I really dont want to format the drive to due the fact that i have so much to back up but if nothing works that will be my last resort.
Person15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 03:54 PM   #8
Guru
 
Lord Kalthorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Britain
Posts: 13,293
Send a message via MSN to Lord Kalthorn
Default

Go with Gary's Format idea then. Wipe everything off and start again.

The Windows XP install CD can do it.
__________________
A Knight is sworn to Honour. His heart knows only Virtue. His blade defends the helpless. His might upholds the Weak. His word speaks only truth. His wrath undoes the Wicked.
Lord Kalthorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2004, 09:27 PM   #9
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 9
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

Ok il format the entire thing if you can tell me how to do it in the simplest way possible using the windows xp cdsince certain windows wont open.
Person15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2004, 01:02 AM   #10
BSOD
 
bluto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,542
Send a message via ICQ to bluto
Default Re: Serious Computer Problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by Person15
No what i mean is everytime i try to open up the task manager, device manager, disk defrag, or most spyware or virus removal programs something will close them the second they are opened. Im not sure as to what is causing this.
=========
but you did say,
everytime i tried to press ctrl + alt + delete
it would close the window instantly.
==========
What does tried to mean,either you press the keys or you don't.You don't need permission.

Go here
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/hous...start_corp.asp
Then here
pcpitstop.com
Then learn basic computer use.

best i can do.
__________________

bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0