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Start Up After Virus Removal

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#1 quiz


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:14 AM

I'm not very experienced with computers and have recently come across a problem I don't seem to be able to solve.

I was recently infected with a virus and had to start in safe mode to clean up my PC. I used Spybot and Avira and they seemed to work ok, but now when I try to start up normally, all I get on my screen is my wallpaper. There are no menu bars, no icons, etc, so I cannot run anything. I tried Ctrl-Alt-Del to get the task manager up and running, but I receive a message saying that the task manager was disabled by the administrator, which I certainly didn't do. Can anyone help.

On a similar topic, is there any way I can possibly print while in safe mode. At the moment I get a message saying I cannot add a printer or print as the print spooler is not running

{Moved from,Windows Startup Programs Database to XP ~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 12 July 2008 - 09:49 AM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 01:44 PM

Welcome to BC
First thing, are you certain that you are virus free? It sounds like you might not be. I would post here
Am I Infected?
Tell them what you had and what you did to remove it
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