- AV (avast) disabled, will not run
- Spybot will not run
- various malware removers will not run or install (including Microsoft's)
- ccleaner will not run
- System Restore says "cannot restore"
- Windows Firewall switched off (but I have managed to get that working again)
- cannot get into Safe Mode (I press f8, choose Safe Mode, and I get a Blue Screen)
- HijackThis does not install
All of the programs where I say "does not run" or "does not install": sometimes I get a quick flash of soemthing happening on the screen, but then it goes away; usually there is a simply a little disk activity but then nothing happens.