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Start/run Isn't There

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#1 dirtyliar


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:27 AM

I have a Gateway laptop running XP Professional Service Pack 1. It's been slowing down lately and after running the PCPitstop tests I wanted to follow their advice and stop some unnecessary tasks using msconfig - but my start menu doesn't have a "run" to click! How can that be? What should I do?

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:31 AM

Try this shortcut to get the 'run' box to open:

On your keyboard, hit the Windows key (usually on the lower left next to the Ctrl key) + the 'R' key.

Does that open up the run box?

A computer that is slowing down, and then the user reports pieces missing or other buggy behaviour usually indicates malware is installed.

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#3 dirtyliar

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:40 PM

That worked! Thanks!

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:57 PM

As Albert Frankenstein alluded to, this could be a symptom of a larger problem.
You should run some basic spyware scans to check.
Download them, update them, and then run them.
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ewido security suite
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:

These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Other useful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
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