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Strange Line In Close Program Window

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#1 omurchu


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Posted 10 October 2005 - 01:00 PM

After scanning the system with Avast, I found a lot of the desktop icons were no longer visible - just the text. On pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del the line:
Smc not responding came up.

A search of the Microsoft KB yielded no answer, so I'm hoping someone can tell me what this refers to. Also has it anything to do with the desktop icons (some of them have reappeared, though not all.

Thanks in advance,

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 08:03 AM

Do you run Sygate Personal Firewall. They had some issues with users running version 5.6. Try rolling back to 5.5, or take a look at the new beta they have.

I also found this post.

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Hope this helps,


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#3 omurchu

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 05:01 PM

Thanks Rigel.

I do have a recently installed version of Sygate which I have un-installed and am downloading the 5.5 version. I think this will solve the problem.

Thanks again,

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