Yesterday while browsing Ebay I message popped up on the screen warning me that the system is shutting down and will restart.
Once restarted nothing is working as it should:
no internet connection. looking in network connections no icons are visible
system restore says it is no longer protecting my computer so cannot restore
most of the windows services are no loading automatically or manually
I cannot view properties of a service or even an event in event viewer
I have run mcafee anti virus which reports nothing
I have run stinger and again nothing
I tried to install a couple of other malware products but get a windows installer error
I performed an inplace install of xp which was successful until i logged in and received that wretched shutdown error again.
I have completely run out of ideas.