First, thank you to all who attempt to help me solve this bull___ problem.
i made a dumb move and hooked up my computer to my new residence. previously it had only been used at one other residence. upon connecting my wi-fi card and doing an itunes music download and checking my email, my desktop has gone black. it only displays colors, no more images as i fondly remember. furthermore it will occasionally display an outline around the screen, and in the upper left corner of the outline, it displays a small circle, triangle and square in a white box. now this outline is where my desktop image should be.
i have used one file by the name of "cleandesktop." (FROM HERE:"http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/downloads/cleandesktop.exe
it runs, says explorer.exe will now restart. it restores my wallpaper and when it restarts explorer.exe, my desktop goes black & imageless again. thats the closest i have come to solving that. something its doing fixes it, and then when explorer resets, its screwed up again.
my regedit command also responds with the error: "registry editing has been disabled by your administrator"
i have run avast, adaware, CA Anti-virus, smitfraudfix, AVG and an AOL spyware scan for the hell of it.
cant figure anything out and nothing is helping. at one point i was able to use regedit again but not anymore.
on a side note, before i get the chance to log onto windows... you know, put in your password and select your account... i get a box with wierd symbolistic text -- looks to be chinese or japanese. definately asian of some sort. somethings it has more lettering, sometimes less, but i can never get to my logon screen without hitting the OK button. and thats the only button on it by the way. i think this might be a virus or have something to do with finger.exe. it said finger.exe on it at one point in time.
just so you guys know: you wont say anything that will confuse me, i have been working with computer for years. the more help the better! I appreciate it, sincerely i do. as me for more info if you need it. this is my prized computer. i dont want to have to re-format. anything but that.
please help! thank you =)