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« on: October 26, 2005, 12:46:40 PM »

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I have a laptop with Windows ME.  I followed the advice given to me on this site with my HJT log and in the end, it appeared that my computer was clean.  I downloaded all of the programs that were recommended.  Now my computer is doing something very strange when I turn it on.  (It had been doing this before, but continued after it was clean).  Here is what it does:

I turn it on and instead of booting up, it displays a gray rectangle box with a greenish rectangle box inside that says "Error 00161."  There is a duck that is flying and you can choose "ok" or "cancel."  I choose ok then a clock/calendar comes onto the screen.  I have to go to each box and change the month, day, year, hour minute and second.  Then I click ok and it starts to boot up.  Then another gray box with a green box inside comes on the screen and there is a circle with "off" under it and a straight line with "on" under it.  In the background is "Thinkpad" written a bunch of times covering the entire screen.  There is no duck to make your choice.  If I shut off the computer and turn it right back on, it will book up normally.  

What in the world is wrong with this computer.  Any ideas?  Thanks for any help.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005, 01:13:51 AM »

never heard of such a thing its gotta be a virus or something though cuz ducks just dont come on your screen you have to had gotten into something online or something

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