|The problem began with Windows saying my OS wasn't valid. After re-validating, I was still unable to access many programs and Windows components- System Restore, Control Panel, etc. I have run a lot of different scans and programs- Malware Bytes, Spybot S&D, Emisoft Anti Malware, & many others. It has gotten progressively worse and I am now unable to connect to the internet, access any Windows components at all- except in Safe mode, or connect an external hard drive to the computer. I was going to back up a few programs, documents, pictures/music and then re-install the OS, but it is not recognizing my external hard drive, and I am hesitant to lost all of my data. |
Any and all help, advice, or techniqes is greatly appreciated.
edit: It is Windows Vista 64 bit. I didn't notice the tags to change the OS