i apologize for what seems to be a repeat thread, but my problem seems to be a little different. my friend's computer had some spyware on it, so i loaded some antispyware software on it. it seemed to clean it up, but now i cant open any executable files. the error is: "RUNDLL error loading preexec the specified module could not be found." I cant open msconfig, so i have no known access to my startup, no regedit, no IE, no system restore, etc... kinda stumped here. i have no access to system disks or copies of windows. oh, but i am able to explore and browse files in a window. a little help, please?