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Windows XP Problems with Display Properties


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#1 dkrypted

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:02 AM

Hello, I've noticed that my screen saver power settings were all of a sudden changing. I recently started all over on my computer because of this. I'm not sure if it is a virus or not because if I select stand by on my computer and return to use it after a few minutes into work my computer would shut down using electric not battery on computer. The other problem is I noticed that on my desk top I would select properties and under display properties I selected screen saver under power I noticed all of my settings had been changed. I would change them and select save as and give a setting a new name. If I power off my computer and turn it back on. I would check again and all of the settings where changed to something different each time. They would change to different power settings. I have now noticed this is happening again even after I bought a larger hard drive and started all over on my computer from scratch. I ran trend micro virus software and immediately it found 12 adware propblems but only got rid of 7 couldn't figure out what happened to the other 5. This seems to happen a lot.

Edited by dkrypted, 09 April 2010 - 10:07 AM.


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#2 noknojon

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 12:05 AM

Hi -
First run a CHK DSK - This will take about 30 mins and restart your computer - Log out of all other programs first -
Cut and paste this code into Start > Run box and click OK - It is a full 5 stage check that repairs most errors -
CMD /C ECHO Y|CHKDSK C: /R | SHUTDOWN /R /T 30
After that install free versions of Malwarebytes from here or SUPERAntiSpyware from here, Then run a Quick Scan only -

Thank You - :thumbsup:

EDIT - If you still have problems please post back -

Edited by noknojon, 10 April 2010 - 03:55 AM.





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