Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:05 PM
Recently had a problem with my computer, not sure if it's related, but it seemed to occure after I set up a wireless router btween my desk top (wired) and my DSL modem to accomodate a new wireless lap top.
I left my PC on one night to return in the morning to find my desk top had been changed to some sort of 'active' web page (which wanted me to buy some sort of malware detection software).
My PC sufferes from the following symptoms:
I can no longer right click on any desk top item (other than the tool bar) and bring up a context senstive menue (though I CAN right click to Marquee sompth) (nor can I select a desk top Icon and hit the menue key on the keyboard)
all desk top short-cuts & files I create are duplicated (with the exception of 'my computer' 'my documents' 'microsoft outlook' (office links in general) and the recyce bin) - for example, if I save a msword file to the desk top, it will appear twice, if I delete on, it lets me, but then there is still the other instance there and I cannot delete IT because windoze cannot find the file
navigating to display options under control pannel and I can no longer change my desk-top back ground, I can ONLY change color. I cannot 'reset active desktop' either. Further, I cannot select any image from the list of possible desk top back grounds and the 'browse' option is greyed out.
At this point I'm VERY close to backing up all essential files and reformatting my drive and completely re-installing my OS, but I'd rather avoid that, as the last time I did sompth so 'drastic' I had a very hard time getting Music Match to recognize the music that I had purchased.
Any suggestions or help is GREATLY appreciated.