|If you have the same problem on both machines, I would think it would be a |
software problem, like malware, OR the program that was loaded on both
machines about a month ago.
Several things to check, but you probably need to get into the SAFE mode
If you don't know how to get into the SAFE mode, just hit the F8 key
repeatedly when the machine boots up and it will take you to a screen that
will allow you to get into the SAFE mode. This will be a much slower
process than a normal bootup, but it will give you the opportunity to boot
into your operating system.
If you can get into the SAFE mode, then click on your START button in the
lower left hand corner, and then in the RUN window type msconfig. If it
allows you in there, then you can click on the STARTUP tab and see what
all is being loaded when your machine boots up.
If you cannot get into the SAFE mode, then I would seriously start thinking
about trying to do a REPAIR from your operating system cd.