Fixing a Dell laptop for a good aquaintance. Model Inspirion 1100, about a yr or yr & a half old. Maybe 2 yrs old.
So in booting up through normal mode all I get is the screensaver but no icons, no taskbar. Nothing but the screensaver.
Did a lot of work on it so far in safe mode with & without network support (won't connect to internet though). I basically followed all the steps from MajorGeeks guide hxxp://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407. Except nothing in normal mode & no online scans. Although with Adaware & Spybot Search & Destroy I did update them manually. My results: no viruses, tons of spyware (about 25 all removed), added SP2, did 2 registry cleaners (RegCleaner & RegSeeker) & found over 2000 errors & defragmented the HDD (was 20% fragmented). Still just the screensaver in normal mode.
Please any help from knowledgeable folks appreciated. Thanks.
Edit: doing a repair install now.