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Windows File Protection Fault and Desktop Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by FlukyBoot, Apr 2, 2005.

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  1. FlukyBoot

    FlukyBoot Thread Starter

    Apr 2, 2005
    In another post I mentioned my problem already, but I'll re-post it here for easy reference:

    My desktop appears to have been hijacked or something. When it first happened a website praising "Spyware Solutions" was lockled on my desktop. Through some spyware and virus removal tools I was able to get rid of most of the problems and errors that I was experiencing, including the website on my desktop. Unfortunately, I am unable to right-click on the desktop or in any other explorer based program (except the Start Menu). Right-click functionality is normal in any other program, and you wouldn't be able to to tell anything is wrong. Originally the desktop was hijacked and was reading from a "C:\Desktop" directory which I got rid of. Using TweakUI I was able to restore the proper folder reference. Even after all this, my desktop is still beyond my control, it remains blank, and within the Display Properties in the Control panel, I can change the background colour in the dropdown menu, but the background remains blank. As I said, I've run lots of different tools, including several online virus scans, McAfee, Ad-Aware, SpyBot SD, HijackThis!, among others... I also tried a reapir install, and all it did was restore some default settings that I would rather have kept off.

    My only clue comes from trying to update windows... I was given a "Windows File Protection" window, which says that some of my files are no good and need to be replaced with the originals. I'm guessing these are the files that are causing me so much grief, but it is unable to find the files that it wants to replace the bad ones with. It says:

    "The Network location from which the files should be copied, C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386/controls.man, is not available."

    "Contact your administrator or insert Windows XP KB890047 Source Files now."

    I'm stumped, anyone have any suggestions?
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001
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