My son has an Acer Aspire one with the Intel Atom processor running Windows7 starter SP1.
The computer seems to function normally (boots, runs app's, etc.)HOWEVER,......
If I try to open functions such as Device Manager, or msconfig (as theadministrator) I get an error message the says "this funtion is not aninstalled service" . I tried both command line and via Control Panel.
When I try to open Devices and Printers or network adapter settings it willgo to that screen but never load any information. Same thing for systemrestore.
The Acer recovery management function also does not work so I can't returnit to original config.
As it is a netbook I have no CD's. Everything was on drive C:.
It does have McAfee Internet Security and Malware Bytes installed. They both"appear" to function normally but do not detect anything wrong.
I have never had a root kit issue but this makes me think of that!! AnyIdeals???