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#1 ratboy01

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:54 AM

This problem has happened to two different computers. when I turn on the computer it only displays the wallpaper only , no icons and also no tool bar at all.
I had tried to restart in safe mode and that doesn't work either.the first computer i had to send it to get fixed .so i installed a older computer just to surf and now this one has the identical problem with two different operating systems. the first one was windows 2000 and this one is windows me. I had the first computer re imaged and i haven't installed it yet b/c i am scared to.LOL what can i do to save the second one?????????

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:23 AM

What happens when you try to boot in safe mode?

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:19 PM

Well, it goes into safe mode and stays on the screen that says safe mode and won't budge. I've tried in all different modes of safe mode and it will go back to the same wall paper screen with out icons or tool bar. I was trying to reboot from cd , but it will not do a thing.I can reach the bios set up screen , but i cannot do a thing from that screen either.but what i find weird is that the exactly the same thing happened to both computers, and i havent downloaded a thing with it . or opened any strange emails. thanks

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 12:32 PM

Is there some program that you have installed on both these computers or on the one with the two operating systems. There must be something in common here.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:03 PM

Well i thought of that but there isn't anything other than virus protection and the firewall . unless something was installed with out my knowledge.but i checked and there wasn't anything out of the ordinary???

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 03:16 PM

Those are likely suspects as they would finish loading at about the time your icons started showing up. What is the AV program and what is the firewall? How are you installing them? A download or are they burnt to a CD?

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:26 AM

what i think, someone is hackin into my computer thru a back door or something .but i spent a good hour trying to put it into safe mode and its not moving anywhere. I dont think the firewall did anything. it there anything i can do to somewhat block these hackers or at least slow them down..???????i have noticed someone has been trying to ping my computer, so i turned up the security on the firewall and it apparently didnt do a thing.............

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:31 AM

i have noticed someone has been trying to ping my computer, so i turned up the security on the firewall and it apparently didnt do a thing.............


Are you saying that you can boot and get on the internet now?

Pings are normal. Don't worry about it. If your firewall tells you you are being pinged then nothing is getting in.

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