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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 05:50 AM

Does anyone know how I can get the name tags back for my files in My Pictures?

If I access My Pictures directly - then none of my files show a name tag. But if I access My Pictures indirectly - then all my files have their name tags in place.

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:09 AM

Have you tried right clicking on the menu bar immediately above the pictures and ensuring that the Name or Filename is selected?
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:21 AM

I've tried all of that, usasma.

My computer is now becoming so annoyingly slow that I think it won't be long before I'll have to re-format the hard drive before re-installing Windows XP again.

When shutting down my computer all I get for 10 minutes are notices telling me "Not Responding".

I've done a thorough search of looking for viruses and malware and trojans and spyware - even rootkits - and nothing turns up bad.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:27 AM

Have you searched for malware using a free, online scanner? If not, please be aware that some viruses can corrupt your antivirus software and make it give false results. So, an independent verification of "clean" is often necessary.

Here's a couple of free ones:
http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

If you are indeed clean, then it appears that your OS is corrupted. That being the case, you can try using SFC.EXE /SCANNOW to help out ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/ ) or you can proceed directly to a repair install of XP (this won't affect your programs or data - but backing up is still advised): http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

XP installations don't get along well with existing infections, so it's essential that you remove any before trying the repair - otherwise you may drive the malware deeper into hiding and make it much harder to remove (may even require a clean install of Windows after formatting the hard drive).

Finally, I'd suggest checking your hard drive with a diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of the hard drive. Slow response times can also be caused by a failing hard drive.
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:51 AM

Thank you for your time and effort, usasma. I've run your first link, http://safety.live.com - and everything came up clean. It couldn't find a problem with anything.

I'll check out what your other links might find wrong in my system.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 06:08 AM

Unfortunately 'Housecall' won't download. I had this problem with Housecall about two years ago. I followed all the prompts about first installing the right 'kernels' etc - but no joy.

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 06:20 AM

Since you came up clean on the first link, I'd try the other 2 links in my last post (the one's about OS corruption). While there are differences in the scans, usually a system that's infected will show up as infected on both (usually because there's a bunch of infected items on it).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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