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#1 fun_mike


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Posted 26 May 2006 - 02:39 PM

About 4 months back I was hit by the SpySheriff Virus.
I was able to remove it and everything, but I deleted the .dll or some file in the system32 folder or something that's a vital file to Windows.

Basically the problem is that I cannot have a background image on my desktop.
All other images work, like icons, video, video games, etc.

I right-click my desktop, go to properties, and go to the desktop tab - all the Background: images from (None) to Blue Lace 16 is shadowed/highlighted, and I cannot scroll down to view the other options.

Also, when I e-whore it up at myspace.com I cannot see some background images that I could see before the virus

I can only have the single colors selectable on the right side of the Display Properties Window.

So thank you in advance for helping a noob out.

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#2 pascor22234


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Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:24 PM

Without knowing which file(s) was deleted, any simple restoration procedure requires having an XP install disc, *not* a restore disc or a restore partition.

If you have an install disc click Start > Run > sfc /scannow
Have the XP disc in the master optical drive. This procedure may take half an hour or so to complete.

If that doesn't work you will have to perform a "repair install". Instructions for this are here.

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