Thank You very much for Your reply.
I ran the SuperAntiSpyware and it scanned my computer for over 16 (sixteen) hours, and found a lot of evil code.
I let it remove the baddies, but the (Host process...) problem persisted, along with the functionality disorders of my computer.
Then i had...
My Sony VAIO laptop computer is not feeling well.
I have Windows Vista 32 bit, which i have (presumably) upgraded to at least SP1.
As for Service Pack 2, i can not install it due to the problems i am about to describe.
When i first log into Windows, i log in as my only user account...
For all the help and advice You have guys have given me so far.
24 hours ago, i was completely lost but now i at least have had some progress.
Maybe i should reformat? Not that i fancy that option, since i have a gazillion files related to my business that i would need to organize into dvd's...
I have reviewed the log file, and the only file that was actually corrupt was the settings.ini file for Windows Side Bar - a program that i am not using, and that i can't find in the start up sequence using msconfig.
Another issue that (maybe?) might be related is that when i start up and log...
I find at least 50 lines in the file that is created on my desktop, and 2 of them are pertaining to a file named "settings.ini".
I will try to find a suitable replacement for this file, along with any other files i can find listed.
Thanks for the help. I feel that this has led to a...
I rebooted my computer to get the 2 minute respite where i can launch programs, and i managed to perform the scan.
I got a message that some corrupt files were found, but that these could not be fixed.
I was also informed that the details were in a log file named CBS.log but whe i try to open...
for Your reply.
I am trying to do the sfc command in the command prompt - but i get a message stating that "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility".
I only have 1 user account on my computer, named "Lizard" - and i am able to use the "Run as...
I am having problems with my Sony VAIO laptop computer with Windows Vista.
I have seen this problem described in some threads in forums, but none that are exactly as my problem.
Whenever i start it up, everything works as it should, for a couple of minutes.
Then the problems begin...