Laptop will not connect
Posted on 2009-02-16
Around 7 days ago my Dell laptop 'blue screened' about 4 times. Its automatic disk check came up with a few corrupted files and then it stabilised itself. At first I thought the hard disk was giving up (the motherboard was replaced about a month ago) but it hasn't crashed since.
Since then it :1 Numerous "the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142)" errors on startup
2 Hangs on certain tasks. eg. extracting Windows debug symbol file, defragmenting
3 Will not connect to internet either over wireless or network card
4 Will not connected to Aventail VPN 'Access denied' message
5 tells me that my user account does not have admin rights even though it is listed correctly under User accounts. I had to use the local (no domain) 'Operations' account to run windbg and regcure
I have :
1 Disbabled and removed 'Integrity client' firewall software
2 Decrypted hard disk (It was encrypted with Encyption Plus)
3 Clean-up hard disk
4 Run a full disk check
5 Run a full virus scan using NAV
6 Run Regcure to remove any corrupt registry entries
7 Run Malwarebytes
8 Run windbg on mindump files .. original crash caused by pwd_2k.sys
9 Examined event log .. lots of error 481/485/489 "an attempt to delete c:\windows\softwaredistribution\datastore\logs\edbtmp.log failed" I don't use Exchange !!
Please help .. I am having to lug round a desktop and a flat screen until I can fix this !!