ok i tried reading some threads and got nothing in relation to my situation. oh, hi by the way, really cool forum! so i had some nasty spyware, bought a generic office depot anti spyware cd and loaded into comp. rebooted upon instructions and after windows start up i got this message: "the appication failed to initialize properly (0xcoooooo5)" click ok, got this message twice. so i clicked ok, got my background screen and thats it. no icons, no start menu, tried to use task manager(ctl,alt,dlt) and it said it was disabled by administrator. tried my windows key and got nothing. no right click. just a mouse pointer, thats it. so i tried to log on as admin and got the same thing. safe mode was just a black screen. dont know what more to do,please help! oh, runninig and hp pavilion with xp.