Seems to be in a sort of Safe mode

April 22, 2010 at 07:11:35
Specs: Windows Vista
1. can't copy and paste to external hard drive although Word documents from one drive can be saved into another.
2. no printers showing
3. network connections not showing
4. many applications will not start.
5. When opening Windows docs the message "could not be registered" appears.
6. On closing PC down "Windowsformsparkingwindow" appears not to work.

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April 22, 2010 at 07:30:12
Ummm - not at all familair with the dreaded Vista - other than toyed with it briefly...

Is there anything resembling a boot-menu option accessible via F8 (as in NT/W2K/XP) - and if so can you get to it and try both last known good config and also the actual safe-mode?

Either one may resolve/fix it for you?

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April 22, 2010 at 07:42:31
Vista? this is XP forum. Try System restore to before the problem. Run Malwarebytes to see if it is an infection. (Or just get Windows 7 - But if you don't get back to 'normal', Format, and do it as a clean install - save files first though)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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April 22, 2010 at 07:45:35
Sorry must have pressed the wrong option, the OS is XP not Vista.

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April 22, 2010 at 10:42:45
OK so you're in the correct forum; now any response to the suggestions in the above posts - system restore to an earlier date; last known good config; actual/genuine safe-mode (the last two via F8)?

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May 18, 2010 at 17:26:21
last known good config only works once, every time you boot up it saves a new "good" configuration, but it sounds like you have some severe viruses i'd definatly run malwarebytes like some one else recommended if that doesnt work, you may need to re-install windows

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