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Lost MyComputer properties and Add/Remove Programs


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#1 MUCG IT Lecturer

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 02:30 AM

Hello,
I am confused about my computer's recent behavior. While teaching my students about how to locate information on their O/S, installed processor, memory, etc., I navigated to the MyComputer icon on the Windows XP desktop, right-clicked, and then clicked on Properties. This had worked for me in the past, but now nothing happens when I click there. Similarly, when I use the Start key, then Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, then System (which I think goes the same place) also nothing. Also the control panel selection for adding and deleting programs no longer works. Is this a symptom of an infection? What are my next steps?
Thanks, it seems like you folks are real experts in these issues.

Charlie Jackson,
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#2 garmanma

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:31 AM

Do you have a XP CD?
You might try sfc /scannow
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/
Also chkdsk
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265
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