Windows programs close immediately after opening, msconfig, regedit, services.msc won't run
Posted on 2009-02-09
I have a client's laptop I'm having a lot of trouble with. When he brought it in, it wouldn't boot fully into windows - upon opening task manger, I have literally hundreds of DrWtsn32 and Drwwin.exe process.
Same thing in safe mode.
Booted using a BartPE disk and moved drwatson files into root directory so they won't run. System now boots into windows, however no programs will run. My computer will open, I can browse the c: drive, etc, but Malwarebytes, regedit, msconfig and pretty much every other utility will not run. It shows up in taskmanger or processes for a brief second and then disappears. No error messages.
How can I run a spyware/virus scan from a command prompt. Oh, I can't get to command prompt either - same thing, shows up briefly then disappears.
What say you?