Help My laptop wont allow access to any progs

  BIGBAGGY 15:01 28 Nov 2003

My sons laptop is acting strangely. It will no longer allow access at the "START" I click on it and nothing appears. LOads of things have disappeared of the desktop. When I click on "MyComputer" It says I cannot run it cos activeX not working. How can I solve this. The OS is ME is there a system restore anywhere? If I cannot fix how can I get a DOS prompt at start up so I can format and start again

  Giggle n' Bits 15:06 28 Nov 2003

thing is getting to it, if you carn't pop the menu up from the Start (on bottom left hand corner) you won't be able to navigate to it.

Can you access the Control panel.

Do you have a Millenium CD, you could try and recover by starting the laptop with the Me CD in the Drive and reinstall over to repair.

There is a chance that this could be some sort of a virus also.

If you have any System restore CD/Floppy sets thats another option

  BIGBAGGY 15:13 28 Nov 2003

I'm thinking that there is a good chance it is a Virus. I can get into "SAFE MODE" would system restore work from here? If all else fails how do I get a DOS prompt?

  VoG II 16:30 28 Nov 2003

System Restore will work in Safe Mode. You should find it in Start, Programs/Accessories/System tools


Start, Run and type in


If that won't work you should be able to mget into DOS by booting with a start-up disk click here

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