Problems... Big time!

  ferret lover 04:12 17 Mar 2007

I think I have downloaded something nasty which has messed up my registry settings or something similar. When I start up, as my desktop appears I get the following error message:

Error loading bthprops.cpl
Invalid access to memeory location

Once I close this error box, I then get:

ccApp: CCApp.exe - Application error
The instruction at "0x6b196ac5" referenced memory at "0x00000008". The memory could not be read.
Click ok to terminate the program.

Once I've closed that error message, I pretty well can't do anything. My documents, My computer etc, won't open. None of my applications will run.

I've restarted in safe mode and used 2 different registry fix programs, both of which have found errors and fixed them, but the problem persists.
Is there anything I can do short of a complete format? I hope there is as I don't want to lose all my letters, photos etc.

Many thanks for any suggestions. You've never failed me yet.

  Mark5001 07:39 17 Mar 2007

bthprops.cpl I think refers to bluetooth devices. The CCAPP.exe is Symantec's Common Client Application. Both may need uninstalling and re-installing to fix your problems.

  skidzy 08:46 17 Mar 2007

System Restore ? Start/All Programs/Accessories/system tools/System Restore...try and go back to a time before this started to happen.

click here

  ferret lover 14:15 17 Mar 2007

I couldn't use system restore as it was turned off. I didn't realise. Once sorted, I won't make that mistake again.

I uninstalled my bluetooth software and removed the dongle but the error message is still appearing. I can't uninstall the Symantec software. I'm also now getting an error message:

drwtsn32.exe - Application error

Am I fighting a losing battle? Is there anything I can do to avoid a complete format?

  VoG II 14:20 17 Mar 2007

To remove Norton click here=

  ferret lover 14:32 17 Mar 2007

I've got access to a different computer (the one I'm posting from now)but the advice above by VoG won't work as I can't install anything onto the problem machine. Thankyou anyway VoG.

  VoG II 14:45 17 Mar 2007

You could try a repair click here

  cycoze 14:47 17 Mar 2007

So you have tried un-installing Norton in Safe Mode?

Have you tried MSCONFIG in Safe Mode to stop different applications starting when you boot normally?

  ferret lover 01:06 20 Mar 2007

Nothing seemed to work, so...

I borrowed a portable HDD and copied my documents across. I then formatted the HDD I was having problems on. I've reinstalled Windows XP and XPSP2. I've put Norton back on, installed my wireless connection software and AOL software. I've also run a spyware checker and registry mechanic.

The computer isn't running right. It's slow and a bit jittery. Worse still, it won't let me copy my docs back across from the portable drive. It just freezes up or I get a message that a file is 'too deep'. What is going on?

It's driving me mad! Your advice please.

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