Computer files and actions mostly locked out in normal mode Win 7
Posted on 2012-03-21
This is an HP tablet computer running Windows 7 Pro.
The computer did have some problems booting but that seems fine now.
In normal mode:
The C: drive appears empty.
Almost no programs work.
Right click in task bar to Task Manager gives a message:
"Your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened".
BUT, CTL-ALT-DEL works.
One app is running: "Windows Security"
Only safe mode seems to work: shows files and allows .exe files to run.
Malwarebytes Antimalware in safe mode showed nothing.
SuperAntispyware showed nothing.
Set up a new user/profile. No difference that I can see.
In normal mode, see MXTask2.exe process running using 50% of CPU. There are very few processes running in normal mode.
Can't stop any of the processes in normal mode with Task Manager.
Looking for suggestions. It's rather tough when nothing will run! Safe mode looks like a possibility though.