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Ran ComboFix. Now desktop cannot be personalized

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#1 RGJr


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Posted 05 March 2011 - 08:38 PM

Hi. Based on an article I read at TechRepublic or ZdNet, cannot remember, that recommended ComboFix and to only download it from BleepingComputer or another site. As a member I chose here. I disabled my McAfee antivirus and Firewall as directed. Ran ComboFix.exe and all I saw was a green status bar, which closed after about 15-20 seconds without any other action or display.

Now,after getting rid of ComboFix.exe, I cannot get my desktop personalized with any pictures, only basic colors. When I try to get to pictures by way of "Browse", I can only see some strange icons, no pictures, after I select the folder I want in My Pictures. Screen shot attached.

I've tried a "Restore" (among some other fixes, e.g. SFC) to before running ComboFix.exe and the desktop is still black. I've listed some basic system info below, in summary however, I'm using a Toshiba Satellite A135, Vista Home Basic SP2, 2M RAM.

Any advice or suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated. I do NOT want to re-install Vista for the fifth time since 2006.


Robert Goltz

Windows Directory: C:\Windows
Windows Version: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition Service Pack 2 (build 6002), 32-bit
Identifier: x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Name: Genuine Intel® CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz
Speed: 1.7 GHz
Physical Memory: 2 GB
Virtual Memory: 3 GB
Video Adapter
Screen Resolution: 1280x800
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Physical Storage Device
Model Number: TOSHIBA MK1237GSX
Serial Number: 67JIF399S
Controller: Primary Controller
Type: Master drive
Drive Type: Fixed
Drive Size: 111.8 GB
Logical Storage Device
Local Disk (C:): 110.3 GB (66.1 GB free)
AC power status: Online
Battery charge status: High?the battery capacity is at more than 66 percent
Battery life percentage: 100%
Battery life remaining: Unknown status
Battery full life time: Unknown status
Network Adapter
Name (1): Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter (Other)
IP Address (1):
Name (2): Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC (Ethernet)
IP Address (2):
Mouse: Standard PS/2 Mouse
Keyboard: Standard PS/2 Keyboard

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 10:07 PM


Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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#3 RGJr

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 05:45 PM

OB, thank you for your reply to my post. Give a day or two to do everything in "This Guide" and to create the log(s). I appreciate your offer to assist.



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