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Broken processes?


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#1 theshem

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

I recently went through a major decontamination with my computer and even though I believe I've gotten the computer cleaned up, I'm having trouble with processes that won't start up when I reboot/boot up. Most noticeably, the DHCP, Themes, and Wireless Zero Config. The result is a desktop that looks like W95 and an inability to access wired/wireless networks. Now, when I go in to the Services panel, each of those is set to Automatic and I am able to start each one manually, but I haven't a clue on how to get them working properly again so that they start up at boot.

Can anyone help me?
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:27 AM

Repair install of XP?

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:05 PM

This is my work computer and our tech support guy was here two days ago. The XP repair either failed or did not fix the problem. As I put in my 'Hello' message, I'm here b/c I'm tired of relying on our 'support', which is actually located 2-1/2 hours away. He gave me the option of letting him take the computer back and doing a full Windows restore (back to the new condition) and overnighting it back to me. Since I'm able to work on it, I told him to leave it with me so I could still get work done and that I'd 'explore other resources' for trying to resolve my problems.

I knew I was in trouble with the tech asked if I happened to have any floppies laying around.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:41 PM

Well...after malware...a repair install isn't guaranteed to be effective, it's only an effort.

I would have opted for the restore/recovery, since that seems the ultimate way to be sure of stability/performance...and elimination of malware agents.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:46 PM

That's still an option. I just don't want to give up my computer during work days when it is mostly working for me, and I was hoping to find the cause of my trouble and fix it. While not being a power user, I am pretty computer savvy and feel comfortable with most of the techniques I've seen advised on here.

I just noticed, after posting this reply originally, that my google search redirects are back. As such, I think I should repost over in Virus, Spyware, etc. forum as a starting place and this topic should be closed/deleted.

Edited by theshem, 10 June 2010 - 03:43 PM.





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