I have usually been able to fix a virus problem on my laptop, whether it be by system restore, deleting root virus/spyware files, or complete XP re-install, but for once, I have considered myself beaten. I'm begging for help, I feel like the only thing left is to buy a whole new laptop. I've been looking around, and try to follow the directions for other virus problems people have had, but have always been hindered in one way or another here are my laptop's symptoms. Please help. Symptoms: -Desktop wallpaper automatically changed to blue wall with "Warning: Spyware threat has been detected on your PC...Your computer has several fatal errors due to spyware activity...It is strongly recommended to install an antispyware software to close all security vulnerabilities." There is also this link on the wallpaper that basically leads to what I think is just more spyware. -Constant popups on taskbar that tell me that my computer is running slow due to spyware, which I'm also sure only leads to more trouble -Task manager is disabled -REGEDIT is disabled -I cannot download anything off of the Microsoft website -Any of the major anti-virus websites are disabled -My google searches are rigged...clicking on any link leads to ads -Updating anti-virus software is disabled I started a re-installation process for XP but when it restarts, I get a black screen with a blinking white underscore and nothing happens anymore. I have Search & Destroy, Avast, and AVG but it hasn't seemed to do the trick as they are in base form and I cannot update them. PLEASE. HELP.