classic theme; programs dont work; ccc & desktop dont work; slower than usual; etc.

madmax464

New Member
help.
:cry:
when i logged on to my windows account:
vista reverted to classic theme;
:confused:i cant access my documents, My computer, the control panel. i cant go on windows explorer or access any files whatsoever;
:confused:there was an error message that said: 'catalyst control center: host application has stopped working.' ;
:confused:also there was an error message that 'C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable' (or similar);
google chrome doesnt work: google chrome cannot read or write in its data directory.;
:confused:opera doesnt work:" Startup Error:Opera has failed to access or upgrade your profile. This may have occurred because your computer has insufficient resources available or because some files are locked by other applications. You may have to restart your computer before Opera will start again.";
:confused:the same thing happens with many other programs.;
:confused:i cant seem to do anything that requires admin privileges (i am on an admin account but not the root admin): for example when i click show processes for all users(in the task manager) it doesnt do anything.;
the computer is about slower than usual(logging on took a long time, start menu freezes up a bit, search doesn't work);
:(to me it seems like a number of files and folders where moved or deleted (like in program files or something).
could this be a virus, or just a buggy or incompatible software(I just installed Miro)?
please help.

thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 530
    Memory
    4gb
    Sound Card
    imtegrated

Chase

americano
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Re: classic theme; programs dont work; ccc & desktop dont work; slower than usual; et

Can you boot your computer in safe mode and access your documents, computer, and control panel?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Some Amount of Motherness
    Memory
    6.O GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Some Amount of Soundness
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Two Monitors: HP w1907 & Acer P191w
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 & 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue 500GB
    PSU
    Some Amount of Voltageness
    Case
    Hp Pavilion Elite Case
    Cooling
    Some Amount of Coolingness
    Mouse
    HP: M/N:M-SBQ133
    Keyboard
    HP: Model Number: KB0911
    Internet Speed
    Comcast: 20 MB/S
    Other Info
    I have two monitors! I play Call of Duty: Black Ops & Modern Warfare II - Both on PC. Contact me through my website: ChaseKurry.com
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