my toshiba laptop was working fine until it got a virus & i formatted it. i used a Windows XP Corp ed. CD (cuz i forgot to make a recovery CD out of the pre-installed XP).
thats when all the problems began. i'd just format it, install a few harmless programs (MSN messenger, google toolbar etc) but after 1 day it kept getting errors like "Generic Host for win32 Services encountered a problem" or "A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found.", so i formatted it again cuz my efforts to fix them failed.
it worked fine for another few days then right away the computer began freezing whenever i clicked anything, eg. if i tried to type my username & password into my MSN messenger it'd freeze and not respond for like 3 minutes then just shut down with an error. the comp just acted like i hadn't formatted it for a decade. it also got errors with files like flash.ocx .
so i formatted it again! it worked fine for 1 day and now no programs seem to work. when i click on Help & Support, or Internet Explorer, or System Restore, or ANY program besides Firefox, it just says it "encountered a problem and needs to shut down."
this is driving me crazy. formatting a comp & reinstalling all your programs is hard work and i've formatted 5 times already but errors never stop. i never installed any dodgy programs or went into dodgy sites. in fact the comp would work fine, then i leave it alone overnight and in the morning it's just stopped working.
im wondering if it's cuz i didnt use Toshiba's recovery cd (with all the driver files on it). i just can't figure this out. please help!! :sad::sad: