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#1 xXAlphaXx

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:16 PM

Ok, Again with fixing this labtop.

I was going to remove some useless programs and I try opening the control panel, but its not in my start menu. ???

So I naturally try the next thing that would possibly work. Start>Run and I type control panel. "Control Panel is disabled by the System Adninistraitor"



Uh... I AM the System Administraitor, woulden't the option to disable it like that be in the control panel? Is it even possible to disallow a System Administraitor to the Controll Panel?

>.<

Ugh, I was also messing around with the labtop in the Controll Panel when it was upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 2, but only the System function was disabled by "Security Measures" Witch I thought was normal, that displays the OS and all and it is upgrading the service pack.

Well Also something that might have contributed to it, the computer SHUT DOWN in the middle of the Service Pack 2 Instillation but it was when it was removing temporary install files.

Witch leads me to another point with the batter and the charger. The Charger doesn't "click" in or have anything to keep it in tightly witch is a normal design.

But the battery only seems to last for about the time I need to put the wire back in if it falls out (so much for laptop portability) Is thier something I can change for that or am I out of battery Lithium Charge Cycles?

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 05:44 PM

CAUTION: This step involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

Click on the link below:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #256 and click "Restore the Control Panel" in the left column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save controlpanelrestrictionrestore.reg to your desktop. Double-click on that file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted. Once you get a successful message delete the file and reboot.
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:07 PM

Whenever I click the link #256 I get a screen with the following message.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoControlPanel"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoControlPanel"=dword:00000000

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:16 PM

Yes, that's what you should see. Now follow the rest of the instructions I gave you.

Go to File in the menu at the top, choose "Save page as" All Files and save controlpanelrestrictionrestore.reg to your desktop. Double-click on that file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted. Once you get a successful message delete the file and reboot.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:46 PM

Oh, sorry was kinda rushed yesterday, ill try it as soon as I get home =)
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:53 PM

Ok. Let me know how it goes.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:05 PM

Yay! It worked, can you tell me how to put it back into my start menu?

Also taskmanager has been disabled by the administrator for some time now and its irritating me. How do I reactivate that?

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 06:57 AM

Right-click on the Start button, select "Properties" > "Start Menu" tab > "Customize" button > "Advanced" tab. Then put a checkmark next to Control Panel.

It appears you are having more than one issue and this usually is an indication of some type of malware infection.

Please download MsnCleaner.zip and save to you Desktop.
  • Extract (unzip) the file to your desktop. (click here if your not sure how to do this) but DO NOT use it yet.
  • Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8. To do this restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A boot menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".
  • Double-click MsnCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the "Analyze" button.
  • A report will be created after the scan and will be saved to C:\MsnCleaner.txt.
  • If it finds an infection, click the "Deleted" button.
  • Reboot normally and post the contents of MsnCleaner.txt in your next reply.
Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use yet.
Please download and install SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)
  • Under the "Configuration and Preferences", click the Preferences... button.
  • Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.
  • Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):
    • Close browsers before scanning.
    • Scan for tracking cookies.
    • Terminate memory threats before quarantining.
  • Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.
  • Do not run a scan just yet.
Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
  • Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
  • If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".

Scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
  • Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.
  • On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.
  • To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.
    • Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.
    • Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.
    • If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.
    • Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.
  • Click Close to exit the program.

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