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My system info:
WinXP SP3 fully updated.
SuperAntispy, fully updated and scans are clean.
Avast! antivirus free, fully updated and scans are clean.
Windows Defender, fully updated and scans are clean.Avast is the only program that is set to "Realtime Protection"
Thanks in advance for any help!!
As far as all your Anti-virus programs go, you really don't need all of them. I would keep the Avast, and dump defender. Super Antispyware is a great program, keep that one. Also when did you upgrade to service pack 3 for XP? I know alot of people are still having issues with it.
Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:16 PM
Edited by Tom_Slick, 08 September 2008 - 07:17 PM.
Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:44 PM
Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:44 PM
I realize that, that's why I mentioned it. I have already run chkdsk as already suggested by Galadriel and as I mention in my reply to Galadriel I can not find the report that was created, I looked in the location suggested by Galadriel but cannot find the report. Thanks for making me feel even more like a moron than I already did, hamluis! I'm twyin' to lern honist!
That's a pretty important item...to not mention initially.
LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html
Edited by Tom_Slick, 08 September 2008 - 08:46 PM.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:25 PM
I downloaded and installed SIW. It seems like it may be a very useful program for those who know what to do with it. Obviously the program gives alot of info about my machine, some of the info is easy for me to understand, but alot of it is just words with no meaning to me. I'm not very computer savy.
You could use this software...System Information for Windows (SIW) ...then once downloaded... installed...execute it.
On the left-side panel...select System Directories, under the Software Heading...
This will display all the various system directory names for the all users and for your "username"...
Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:56 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:54 PM
Thanks Wing Man! All of those directories are exactly as you said they should be. But all of those folders are in their proper place. It's the "custom folders" that I created inside of "My Pictures" etc. that are missing. And of course so are the contents of those custom folders.
No problems with not understanding something...we all have the experience and we all have learned from others...so...
If you look at the right panel when you select the "System Directories"...you will see entries for all kinds of directories...look for the "My Documents"..."My Pictures"..."My Music"...directories and jot down the path value...these should be:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\My Documents\
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\My Documents\My Music\
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\My Documents\My Pictures\
This assumes that Windows is installed on C:\ drive... Username is the name of the account you are using.
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