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Vista Will not run Windows processes

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I have a tower running Windows Vista Business.  It was having issues so I ran Malware, spyware and Anti-virus cleaners to try to fix (Malwarebytes, Combofix, Norton, Superantispyware, and other).   I connected the drive to another computer as a slave drive to run these cleaners.   When I reconnected the drive to it's original computer, the computer will not connect to the internet and many of the windows processes will not run correctly.  RPC says it is running but I cannot do a ipconfig release/renew ( I have a 169,254.xxx.xxxx).   All other computers are running fine of the same network hardware.   I cannot restart it because all choices greyed out.   When I boot up I get message "Host Process for WEindows Services stopped working and was closed",  
This computer is not on a domain, it always worked fine in past.

Now my DVD player comes up with a yellow exclamation mark in Device manager.

I tried to run SFC /Scannow, but at 97% it gave me a message that it could not run this.

When I go to event viewer and other services, I receive "Event Log is running,.  Verify that the service is running".

Any ideas?
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if none of the solution works then go for system restore .. if you have old restore point
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you can try a repair install :         http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial148.html

but i fear your best solution will be a fresh install of the OS, AFTER a good backup !
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Actually, my experience suggests that you need to do a clean install of the OS as repair install or in-place upgrade will not work.

The best practice is to backup the OS system image before you try to attach it as a slave drive to clean the virus.
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I installed Windows 7 and it is running great.   Thanks for the suggestion
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enjoy!
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