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#1 bratbarb

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 08:06 PM

:thumbsup: Help, please. My mother's computer had a lot of spyware. I removed it all. Atleat I think so. Then I had problem with the Win2005 anti virus program. It was saying that I should reinstall it. I tried to get online but I couldn't. I tried restarting the computer and it would get to the desktop and there was only the wallpaper and no desktop icons or task bar. What happened? Were do I begin? I was thinking of starting it in safe mode and restoring?! Thank you in advance. :flowers:

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 09:07 PM

Are you sure that your desktop is trying to show desktop icons?

If you are not sure you may follow this tip:
1). close all windows
2). hit your right click button on your mouse
3). In the menu click arrange icons by
4). make sure that the show desktop icons has a check mark next to it. If it dosn't click it and then there should be a check mark there and the desktop icons should be on your desktop.

#3 bratbarb

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 06:06 AM

I can't even right click...nothing happens. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:13 AM

What version of windows?

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 09:10 AM

Windows XP

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 09:24 AM

Dunno how much this will help, but it's worth a try:

When you boot your system up to the desktop, press CONTROL+ALT+DELETE to bring up the Task Manager. Then click on File, then New Task and type explorer.exe into the dialogue.

Like i said, idk how much help it'll be, since it seems to be a recurring problem. I usually use that method if "Explorer has caused an error, blah blah" during regular use.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 10:55 AM

:thumbsup: Will this help get my desktop icons and task bar back?

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 11:01 AM

:thumbsup: Will this help get my desktop icons and task bar back?

Depends on what's causing the problem. It couldn't hurt anything.

Whenever i have to close a folder due to it being un-responsive, it usually ends the explorer process, making the toolbar and icons disappear. If whatever is wrong with your computer is messing with your explorer.exe, running it individually might help bring it back for your session.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:10 PM

You can try this. Scroll down to #195 and click "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar" in the right column.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 09:34 AM

:thumbsup: Okay, I got my desktop icons and taskbar back but I lost my internet connection. Reinstall internet explorer?

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:00 AM

You can try Ramesh's Windows XP Troubleshooting - Repair/Reset Winsock settings:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winsock.htm
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:54 AM

:thumbsup: Okay I'll try it, thanks!

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:28 PM

go to symantec and download the Fxsasser program

go to symantec and download the FixBlast progam

go to symantec and download the FxMydoom program

find a tvmedia removal tool and download it

go to symantec and download the FixKlez MS-DOS Application

then goto windows website and find WindowsXP-KB835732-x86-ENU and download it

this fixed my computer with the same problem and you should get ewido security suit and scan with that but only delete stuff you know is bad

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 09:47 AM

:thumbsup: Thank you for all your help, problem resolved!!

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 11:27 AM

Online antivirus scans - Google Search - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=online+antivirus+scans

Onlineantivirus.info - Free online antivirus, antispyware, security and privacy tools - http://www.onlineantivirus.info/en/

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