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Cannot access System in the Control Panel?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by natecohen2k5, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. natecohen2k5

    natecohen2k5 Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2005
    Hey guys I have been trying to get this virus or whatever off my computer.

    For some reason I can't access System in the control panel or right click on My Computer and goto properties. I'm using NOD32 Virus Protection and the virus definitions are all up to date and I did a scan and it did find viruses, but it deleted them all successfully. I then rebooted my system. I also ran Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware and deleted some spyware. I also ran CCLeaner. I am out of ideas...does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  2. zwtan75


    Apr 19, 2007
    u can try to:

    a. Disable System Restore first and then restart the scanning process. Any virus found, u can remove them from your machine. Reboot and go to online website like Trend Micro Housecall and rescan again. Once confirm no more viruses, enable System Restore and check if the icon is now available.

    b. If the above does not help, I am afraid u may need to reformat your machine

    Hope the above helps.
  3. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    One thing about HijackThis is if you are not familiar with it and do not know how to use it properly and if so this means you are not properly trained to use it the one thing you do not want to do is fix it yourself so I am sorry to say do not take the past advice on doing it yourself. We have the best HJT people here and they all have these gold shields to the right of their name and they are the only one's here that are allowed to diagnose and work with HJT log files. Please do the following and wait for the right folks.

    To download HJTsetup.exe from SpyKiller To Download HijackThis go to the following at the File Repository
    Click on the button for Download to the right of HijackThis Self Installer:


    Save the file to your desktop.
    Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
    By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
    Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
    Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
    Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
    At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
    Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
    Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
    At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
    Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply. DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
    A security expert with a gold shield to the right of their name should take a look at your log - please be patient.
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