You are either having a problem with Malware of some kind that found a way
on your system, or you have some corrupt system files (or Permissions)
Accessories has a Command Prompt icon. Rightclick it, and 'run as
If that runs, it's probably not Malware. You will need to use whatever
Recovery Options you see when you enter the Safe Mode Menu items. You press
F8 during the 'black screen' after the BIOS screen of a restart.
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Mark L. Ferguson
"KayP" <KayP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have windows vista but recently a box with a black background keeps
> flashing on the screen with system 32 at the top of the box. I tried to
> windows update (which is the problem) and i was unable to open the
> application and have no idea what to do any help would be appreciated.