some background - this is a laptop that my sister was travelling with, so between it, her external hard drive, and her thumb drives, just abotu every internet cafe and youth hostel in teh world is accounted for..
oh yeah - it won't run hijackthis, and online virus scanners seem to make it crash
there is another user account on the computer which will sometimes let me get to teh task manager if that helps.. I tried installing HJT on that account but it doesnt even seem to install properly.
I know it is a long shot, but if anyone can think of a starting point, I'd love to hear it...