|ok, update on the situation >|
I have yet to repair the system, however This afternoon I was working away on my computer when Panda Detected a worm virus. I instructed panda to remove it and then restarted my computer. Upon start up I was met by a pop up stating that certain applications failed to start as the WININET.dll file was missing and I can now no longer access programs that appear to require access to the internet.
I have since tried to run "start up repair as a pre installed recovery option on my computer" but this option is not presented to me so it appears the manufacturer has maybe modified "start up repair" so it is not a pre installed recovery option.
Just to clarify, I only have a restore CD which I created when work gave the computer to me and not an installation disk, can I run start up repair from this restore CD or not? Or will something like system restore and restoring to an earlier point do the trick? Or maybe I have to do a clean install... again!
sorry if any of this appears a little dumb, Im not very clued up with computers.