On 1/07/2008, Stuart posted this:
Well, the OP *did* say he can't run regedit :-)
I would suggest several things:
Try the above things in safe mode (including regedit!); also, maybe
some or all of the items below work better in safe mode.
Uninstall the antivirus program (and *never* reinstall it!).
Do a system restore to before installing the AV software.
I wonder, though, if some of those problems go away after rebooting. Or
maybe he can (carefully) suppress some programs that load at startup,
using msconfig from the run menu, and then he might regain access to
regedit and the task manager. Or download and install Process Explorer;
if that is allowed to run, it gives control similar to Task Manager
(and I like the interface and features better).
Gene E. Bloch (Gino) letters617blochg3251
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