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#1 tsomak

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:11 AM

My background has disappeared. Icons are on a white background. I have changed the background, but it only appears for an instant as I shut down. I have not used System reset yet. I am using Windows XP home.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:24 AM

Here's a list of some online scanners to check your system with (I'd suggest running at least 2 or 3 of them):

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - *For Internet Explorer*
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php - *For Firefox*
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default...id=ie&venid=sym
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Trojan scans:
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
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Posted 03 December 2005 - 12:03 PM

Thanks 4 reply, usamsa, but i finally figured out how to reset the system, and it worked. No thanks to bill gates and his documentation. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:28 PM

Glad to hear you got the problem resolved, tsomak.
What did you do to solve the problem?
It might prove helpful to others that might have the same problem.
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Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:13 PM

Me too! I'm curious as all get out! I've seen this problem a couple of times recently and still wonder what it is!
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:43 AM

Like I said, I reset the operating system using the system restore utility.

Click on: Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, and follow the directions there.

My remark about bill gates was because you can't get there through Control Panel. You can only change the frequency of setting restore points in Control Panel. There should have been IMHO, instructions in Control Panel on how to do the restore. I had to go to a book.

I don't know what happened to cause the whiteout, but this fix worked for me.




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