windows 8.1 will not open IE or allow programs to install, access denied errors, can ping internet but not run updates
Posted on 2015-01-06
Hello, I have a computer that is running win 8.1 x64
Toshiba Satellite P875-S7310
-User noticed first problem when he could not open internet explorer. When you click on the windows icon, it flashes and then disappears. If you attempt to use the app for IE in the start menu, it just hangs on the blue page with the e icon in the center and will not go any further.
-F8 will not bring up boot options such as Safe mode
-Access denied when trying to install or remove programs, even when logged in under built-in admin acct
-When logging in to an account all you see is a black screen with the mouse, you then must use task manager to start explorer.exe before you see anything.
-Cannot connect to the internet through programs such as IE, windows update, updates for norton, etc *you can ping through command prompt. - I reset settings in internet options and there isn't a proxy being used
I attempted to install google chrome but it will not react to the installation.
-I ran malwarebytes in safemode and it came up with a few entries,
-I don't know if it is norton, but am trying one thing at a time..
-Cannot install Norton removal tool, access denied to temp folder -I deleted everything in it and tried again, same error. i can in safemode
**-Pulled the hard drive and ran scans from desktop pc on it, found nothing with norton or malwarebytes
I just cannot get safemode with networking options while logged in, no boot options