If it's a recent thing,have you tried System Restore?
That wont affect your documents (and is reversible).
Have you recently used any tools such as a registry cleaner or suffered any sudden shutdowns of the pc as either of those can cause damage to your system?
Also what other antivirus/antimalware scanners have you run?.....LimeWire can be rife with trojans etc as I'm sure you will know.
SFC might help but it will only verify major system files.....if you have a full XP disc then a repair install of XP might be better click here
It might be a good idea to explain your problem more openly on the forum...many members are very cautious about opening files such as the one you've provided( not me,obviously!).You might get more responses if you do that.
I dont, kow when it happened exactley. but i can not find any system restore points before yesterday. i just read this: click here and i remember a spoof zip file was requesting to be sent to me by Windows Live Messnger by someone i know called Doya, and claimed that there were some pics in there that she had used for my space. Thing is, it did not seem like her and i could tell that there was something different there, i knew it was automated.. it happened twice: everytime i was online and so was she. does this sound like a virus, as the contents of the ZIP was a exe, but i did not execute it, i think anyone is smart enough not do that. i have scanned with Trend Micro (Which is not that good at all) and it found nothing. Does any on think this may be the problem?
you do not state what you windows version is, what your installed antivirus protection is and what other protection programs you have on board and run please list them so people know what you have already run and more help can be forthcoming
The download is the word doc. which explains in words and pictures whats going on, my advice BACKUP your work format and start again, THEN put a proper BACKUP in place to recover your system with. I have a van load of stuff on my C:/ (far to much) really but i can format and recover my system in half an hour...