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Windows 7: Lost wireless, cannot access windows components

23 Feb 2010   #1
andrain

Windows 7 HP
 
 
Lost wireless, cannot access windows components

Hello, I am running Windows 7 HP and after one night of allowing a friend online :\ I'm seeing some weird stuff. I first noticed the problems when I noticed I nolonger have a wireless network adapter, its just not there. When I attempt to access certain elements of Windows there is about a 25 second delay and then a security popunder appears in the start bar asking if it is for the component to run. When I click no nothing appears, clicking yes also does nothing except for a few of the programs like Device Manager which shows the Window for device manager but a completely blank area where the device tree would appear. Here's an example:
1-Open the System window (Computer -- Properties)
2-Click Device Manager
3-25 Second delay - Popunder "File Name: mmc.exe File Origin: Hard disk on this computer"
4-Empty device manager

I get the same reaction if I attempt to run other windows components like: regedit, system restore, Admin Tools.
Also in My Computer a new HDD is showing as drive Q: If i try to access it it shows access denied. It does not appear in Safe Mode
I have the ability to access the registry through boot discs. Any ideas here? Virus and malware scans are negative.


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23 Feb 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

you can try a system restore to a point before your friend used your computer... run a full virus scan ... hope this helps
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23 Feb 2010   #3
andrain

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply.... Although system restore was enabled before the problem, I cannot access the program in windows and when I attempt from the boot menu Windows finds no images to restore.
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23 Feb 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

run sfc /scannow from a command prompt ... if this does not work you can do a repair install to restore your system...
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23 Feb 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrain View Post
Hello, I am running Windows 7 HP and after one night of allowing a friend online :\ I'm seeing some weird stuff.
For future use, create a guest account for friends to use and password protect your administrator account. That will keep damage to a minimum.
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23 Feb 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrain View Post
Hello, I am running Windows 7 HP and after one night of allowing a friend online :\ I'm seeing some weird stuff. I first noticed the problems when I noticed I nolonger have a wireless network adapter, its just not there. When I attempt to access certain elements of Windows there is about a 25 second delay and then a security popunder appears in the start bar asking if it is for the component to run. When I click no nothing appears, clicking yes also does nothing except for a few of the programs like Device Manager which shows the Window for device manager but a completely blank area where the device tree would appear. Here's an example:
1-Open the System window (Computer -- Properties)
2-Click Device Manager
3-25 Second delay - Popunder "File Name: mmc.exe File Origin: Hard disk on this computer"
4-Empty device manager

I get the same reaction if I attempt to run other windows components like: regedit, system restore, Admin Tools.
Also in My Computer a new HDD is showing as drive Q: If i try to access it it shows access denied. It does not appear in Safe Mode
I have the ability to access the registry through boot discs. Any ideas here? Virus and malware scans are negative.

Kill your friend and clean install. It is the only way to prevent a re-occurance
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