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Windows issues after cleaning viruses off system


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#1 rtbish

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:04 AM

I had viruses and finished cleaning the system a few days back. Now I can't seem to get the system back to a normal state. Please see the following forum to see what I did to clean the system (log files are included), as well as details on the specific problems I have been seeing. In addition to everything listed in the forum, I have also noticed that the computer starts up and shuts down a lot more slowly than before (although it runs fine in between, aside from the strange behaviors I have seen).

I am convinced it is a registry problem or services starting correctly or having been deleted or something.

The forum link is http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?f=30&...e05d5c04c29278c Thanks in advance!!!

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 07:26 AM

A lot of times viruses modify or damage files.
Removing viruses can leave damaged files.

If you have a XP disk handy go to Start>run & type in sfc /scannow

Click OK

SFC will scan your computer for missing & damaged files.

Hopefully that will fix it.

Unfortunatly sometime XP is damaged to the point the only proper fix is a clean ireinstall.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:06 PM

Will a clean reinstall lose my installed programs and personal files from the computer?

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:19 PM

yes, a clean install removes EVERYTHING from your computer including all settings, programs, files, etc.




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