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#1 alexis524

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:46 PM

Hi,

running Xp with SP3, and just got done removing some nasty malware with the help of one of the techs here (he was awesome BTW), anyways, PC boots up just fine, and gets to my desktop just fine, but if i were to click on any file/folder on my desktop, nothing happens. Even if i go into the start menu, to say my documents, or even my computer, nothing happens. Then after a minute, the PC kinda just hangs and locks up, forcing me to restart. Please help!!! Thanks in advance,

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:28 AM

What happens when you go to My Computer, does it still lock up?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:40 AM

it let me in, but i got the flashlight over a file icon, which i've never gotten until recently.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:52 AM

Can you click on Control Panel on the left, and then go to user accounts and create another account?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:02 AM

yes, created a new account, but what is the advantage of doing that?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:33 AM

Does it still happen?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:44 AM

no, but things are opening up very slowly. that never used to happen until i got rid of a few viruses. what should/can i do to speed things up to the way they were? (i already tried to restore, that wasn't much help)

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:06 AM

I would recommend checking for any hardware updates and drivers some of your files could be corrupted.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 10:33 AM

OK, i'll check that later on today. Funny thing is this morning before i left for work, the PC seemed to be fine with no lags. dunno, very strange. I know PC's have a personality of their own, but this one's got me...




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