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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blessed1202, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. blessed1202

    blessed1202 Thread Starter

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    Someone please help! I turned on my puter this morning and I had my wallpaper and nothing else! No icons, no toolbar, no start menu. I get no response to a right click. I can get things to work if I do cntrl-alt-delete and use the task manager to run a program. If I click out of it or minimize, the program goes to a little rectangle on the lower part of the screen. Help?!:(
    Just FYI--I've tried safe mode, system restore (3 different restore points and all came back saying it couldn't restore), system check, etc..... I'm running Windows XP Pro
    Mary
     
  2. BillC

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    Hmmmmm. You could have picked up a virus along the way. If you have an antivirus program and can update it's definitions, I'd do a total system scan. If that will not work, try an online scan at Trendo Micro's HouseCall.
     
  3. blessed1202

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    I have Norton and I did an update and a scan yesterday. I'll try the Trendo in case it didn't catch something.
     
  4. blessed1202

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    Thanks for your input. I got over my fear of losing everything and reinstalled my XP. That took care of the problem and I didn't lose a thing!
     
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