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No Task bar, no start button, no icons, nothing but wallpaper

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe, May 6, 2010.

  1. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.

    I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    solve the problem.

    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    screen, or a blue screen
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027

    Joe wrote:

    > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    >
    > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    > solve the problem.
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated.
     
  3. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar, no
    start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    --
    Joe


    "Bob I" wrote:

    > After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    > Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    > screen, or a blue screen
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    >
    > Joe wrote:
    >
    > > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    > > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    > > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    > > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    > > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    > >
    > > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    > > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    > > solve the problem.
    > >
    > > Any help will be appreciated.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Joe wrote:
    > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar, no
    > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".


    Is there any possibility, your computer thinks it is driving two monitors ?
    Do you have a TV connected to a mini-DIN connector or the like ?

    You could try moving the monitor cable to the other video card connector.

    If this is a computer with integrated (motherboard) graphics chip, it
    may be more difficult to figure out where the alternate graphics
    outputs would go.

    If you can navigate there, try the Display control panel (right-click
    in the blank desktop), then check the graphics configuration to see
    if there are two display screens shown. It could be, your monitor
    is the right hand half of some kind of dual display setup.

    http://www.bartneck.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/10-9-2009_13-58-20.png

    Paul
     
  5. PaulM

    PaulM Flightless Bird

    Give this script a try, FixShell. You can download it here:

    http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21

    --
    Paul's XP and Vista Help
    -----------------------------------------
    www.paulsxp.com
    ---------------------------------------
    Paul's Forum
    --------------------------------------
    www.paulsxp.com/forum
    --------------------------------------


    "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4E8A2CB3-7ACF-4210-BE57-208DA27D1999@microsoft.com...
    > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    >
    > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    > solve the problem.
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated.
     
  6. Eric

    Eric Flightless Bird

    It seems to me your PC is infected with virus, you should be able to restore
    data from your HDD, but you need to format and re-install all your
    application.
    It is my experience
    Regards
    Eric

    "Joe" wrote:

    > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar, no
    > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > --
    > Joe
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    > > After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    > > Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    > > screen, or a blue screen
    > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    > >
    > > Joe wrote:
    > >
    > > > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    > > > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    > > > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > > > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    > > > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    > > > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    > > >
    > > > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    > > > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    > > > solve the problem.
    > > >
    > > > Any help will be appreciated.

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  7. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    When you open Task Manager is explorer.exe running?

    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:68F3CA5A-55C7-4725-9EB9-4CC5654BA81E@microsoft.com...
    > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar,
    > no
    > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > --
    > Joe
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >> After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    >> Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    >> screen, or a blue screen
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    >>
    >> Joe wrote:
    >>
    >> > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that
    >> > displays
    >> > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other
    >> > than
    >> > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    >> > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through
    >> > control-alt-delete
    >> > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even
    >> > can
    >> > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    >> >
    >> > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there
    >> > isn't
    >> > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it
    >> > dosen't
    >> > solve the problem.
    >> >
    >> > Any help will be appreciated.

    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  8. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?= <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    news:68F3CA5A-55C7-4725-9EB9-4CC5654BA81E@microsoft.com:

    Have you visited the site that Bob I put a link in his answer?

    You've just repeated your problem in your answer to him.

    Again: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027

    HTH

    > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task
    > bar, no start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is
    > through control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > --
    > Joe
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    >> After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    >> Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    >> screen, or a blue screen
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    >>

    >
     
  9. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the tip, I will try it.
    --
    Joe


    "Paul" wrote:

    > Joe wrote:
    > > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar, no
    > > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".

    >
    > Is there any possibility, your computer thinks it is driving two monitors ?
    > Do you have a TV connected to a mini-DIN connector or the like ?
    >
    > You could try moving the monitor cable to the other video card connector.
    >
    > If this is a computer with integrated (motherboard) graphics chip, it
    > may be more difficult to figure out where the alternate graphics
    > outputs would go.
    >
    > If you can navigate there, try the Display control panel (right-click
    > in the blank desktop), then check the graphics configuration to see
    > if there are two display screens shown. It could be, your monitor
    > is the right hand half of some kind of dual display setup.
    >
    > http://www.bartneck.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/10-9-2009_13-58-20.png
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    I will try this and see what happens.
    --
    Joe


    "Eric" wrote:

    > It seems to me your PC is infected with virus, you should be able to restore
    > data from your HDD, but you need to format and re-install all your
    > application.
    > It is my experience
    > Regards
    > Eric
    >
    > "Joe" wrote:
    >
    > > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar, no
    > > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > > --
    > > Joe
    > >
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > > > After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    > > > Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    > > > screen, or a blue screen
    > > > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    > > >
    > > > Joe wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    > > > > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    > > > > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > > > > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    > > > > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    > > > > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    > > > >
    > > > > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    > > > > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    > > > > solve the problem.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any help will be appreciated.
    > > >
    > > > .
    > > >
     
  11. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    I will have to check.
    --
    Joe


    "Michael" wrote:

    > When you open Task Manager is explorer.exe running?
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    > If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
    >
    >
    > "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:68F3CA5A-55C7-4725-9EB9-4CC5654BA81E@microsoft.com...
    > > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar,
    > > no
    > > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > > --
    > > Joe
    > >
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >> After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    > >> Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    > >> screen, or a blue screen
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    > >>
    > >> Joe wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that
    > >> > displays
    > >> > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other
    > >> > than
    > >> > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > >> > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through
    > >> > control-alt-delete
    > >> > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even
    > >> > can
    > >> > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    > >> >
    > >> > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there
    > >> > isn't
    > >> > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it
    > >> > dosen't
    > >> > solve the problem.
    > >> >
    > >> > Any help will be appreciated.
    > >>
    > >> .
    > >>

    > .
    >
     
  12. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    Not yet, I will gvie it a try later today.
    --
    Joe


    "Doum" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?= <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    > news:68F3CA5A-55C7-4725-9EB9-4CC5654BA81E@microsoft.com:
    >
    > Have you visited the site that Bob I put a link in his answer?
    >
    > You've just repeated your problem in your answer to him.
    >
    > Again: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task
    > > bar, no start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is
    > > through control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > > --
    > > Joe
    > >
    > >
    > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > >
    > >> After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    > >> Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    > >> screen, or a blue screen
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    > >>

    > >

    >
    > .
    >
     
  13. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    I downloaded the FixShell but then iexplorer stopped working. It shows up
    for just aa few seconds in the Task Maanger but then disappears.
    --
    Joe


    "PaulM" wrote:

    > Give this script a try, FixShell. You can download it here:
    >
    > http://www.paulsxp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=21
    >
    > --
    > Paul's XP and Vista Help
    > -----------------------------------------
    > www.paulsxp.com
    > ---------------------------------------
    > Paul's Forum
    > --------------------------------------
    > www.paulsxp.com/forum
    > --------------------------------------
    >
    >
    > "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4E8A2CB3-7ACF-4210-BE57-208DA27D1999@microsoft.com...
    > > When I boot the computer, it brings me to user profile page that displays
    > > correctly. When I chose a profile loads and the screen is blank other than
    > > the desktop wallpaper. No Task bar, start button, icons, nothing but
    > > wallpaper. The only way to access the system is through control-alt-delete
    > > and choose "new task". From new task I can access all programs, even can
    > > choose desktop and it shows the desktop icons that you can open.
    > >
    > > I tried reloading Win XP Home Edition but get a message that there isn't
    > > enough disk space. I tried Disk Claen-up and Disk Defrag but it dosen't
    > > solve the problem.
    > >
    > > Any help will be appreciated.

    >
    > .
    >
     
  14. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Joe wrote:
    > I downloaded the FixShell but then iexplore stopped working. It shows up
    > for just a few seconds in the Task Manager but then disappears.


    Download this Avira Antivir Rescue System program which will burn a CD
    image to a blank CD. It's updated a few times per day. Insert the CD
    into the damaged machine and let it do a scan of your system. Before
    starting the scan, select "Configuration" and set to repair or rename
    the infected files. Sometimes your machine won't restart after such a
    repair process, so you might want to save needed files to another system
    before using this. If you can't, then you can move the hard drive to
    another machine to copy needed files. You can do that before, or after
    this scan.

    http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html

    Then run these:

    Malwarebytes© Corporation
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

    SuperAntispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

    AVG now has a Rescue CD that's free. They also have a free USB download
    that should work on newer systems that can boot from a USB device. Get
    them here:

    http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd

    You can try some of the CD's mentioned at the following site.
    BitDefender was my favorite, but if the infected machine can't connect
    to the internet to get updates, Avira comes with current virus
    definitions. Also, some of these just won't run on some systems,
    perhaps because there's no drivers available for some system devices,
    motherboard, graphics card, etc. So try a few of these till you find
    one that works:

    Burn BitDefender, or another program listed at the link below, to a CD
    (using a working machine) and test the infected machine with it.
    BitDefender also has a Rootkit checker on the Linux Desktop; run it if
    you think that's the problem:

    http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/

    Download the executable rather than the .iso image, if one is available,
    (though no .exe is available for BitDefender).

    After the scan is run, if you elect to quarantine files, they're
    quarantined to RAM and lost after you reboot. You'll need to copy any
    quarantined files to the hard drive, a thumb drive or elsewhere before
    exiting.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  15. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    I can't navigate to the Display control panel.
    --
    Joe


    "Paul" wrote:

    > Joe wrote:
    > > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task bar, no
    > > start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is through
    > > control-alt-delete and choose "new task".

    >
    > Is there any possibility, your computer thinks it is driving two monitors ?
    > Do you have a TV connected to a mini-DIN connector or the like ?
    >
    > You could try moving the monitor cable to the other video card connector.
    >
    > If this is a computer with integrated (motherboard) graphics chip, it
    > may be more difficult to figure out where the alternate graphics
    > outputs would go.
    >
    > If you can navigate there, try the Display control panel (right-click
    > in the blank desktop), then check the graphics configuration to see
    > if there are two display screens shown. It could be, your monitor
    > is the right hand half of some kind of dual display setup.
    >
    > http://www.bartneck.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/10-9-2009_13-58-20.png
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  16. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    Yes, I followed the different options at
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027 but then my iexplorer stopped working.

    --
    Joe


    "Joe" wrote:

    > Not yet, I will gvie it a try later today.
    > --
    > Joe
    >
    >
    > "Doum" wrote:
    >
    > > =?Utf-8?B?Sm9l?= <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    > > news:68F3CA5A-55C7-4725-9EB9-4CC5654BA81E@microsoft.com:
    > >
    > > Have you visited the site that Bob I put a link in his answer?
    > >
    > > You've just repeated your problem in your answer to him.
    > >
    > > Again: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    > >
    > > HTH
    > >
    > > > After the Windows Logo, I get my selected wallpaper. I get no task
    > > > bar, no start button, no icons. The only way to access the system is
    > > > through control-alt-delete and choose "new task".
    > > > --
    > > > Joe
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Bob I" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> After the Windows Logo displays or after you log on to Windows, a
    > > >> Windows XP-based computer may only display the wallpaper, a black
    > > >> screen, or a blue screen
    > > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318027
    > > >>
    > > >

    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  17. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Joe wrote:
    > I can't navigate to the Display control panel.


    Can you launch the "desk.cpl" program ?

    Paul
     
  18. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    I'll try this tonight.
    --
    Joe


    "Elmo" wrote:

    > Joe wrote:
    > > I downloaded the FixShell but then iexplore stopped working. It shows up
    > > for just a few seconds in the Task Manager but then disappears.

    >
    > Download this Avira Antivir Rescue System program which will burn a CD
    > image to a blank CD. It's updated a few times per day. Insert the CD
    > into the damaged machine and let it do a scan of your system. Before
    > starting the scan, select "Configuration" and set to repair or rename
    > the infected files. Sometimes your machine won't restart after such a
    > repair process, so you might want to save needed files to another system
    > before using this. If you can't, then you can move the hard drive to
    > another machine to copy needed files. You can do that before, or after
    > this scan.
    >
    > http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html
    >
    > Then run these:
    >
    > Malwarebytes© Corporation
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
    >
    > SuperAntispyware
    > http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
    >
    > AVG now has a Rescue CD that's free. They also have a free USB download
    > that should work on newer systems that can boot from a USB device. Get
    > them here:
    >
    > http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
    >
    > You can try some of the CD's mentioned at the following site.
    > BitDefender was my favorite, but if the infected machine can't connect
    > to the internet to get updates, Avira comes with current virus
    > definitions. Also, some of these just won't run on some systems,
    > perhaps because there's no drivers available for some system devices,
    > motherboard, graphics card, etc. So try a few of these till you find
    > one that works:
    >
    > Burn BitDefender, or another program listed at the link below, to a CD
    > (using a working machine) and test the infected machine with it.
    > BitDefender also has a Rootkit checker on the Linux Desktop; run it if
    > you think that's the problem:
    >
    > http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/
    >
    > Download the executable rather than the .iso image, if one is available,
    > (though no .exe is available for BitDefender).
    >
    > After the scan is run, if you elect to quarantine files, they're
    > quarantined to RAM and lost after you reboot. You'll need to copy any
    > quarantined files to the hard drive, a thumb drive or elsewhere before
    > exiting.
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)
    > .
    >
     
  19. Joe

    Joe Flightless Bird

    I tried running a virus scanner AVID from the boot drive and before starting
    the scan, selected "Configuration" and set to repair or rename the infected
    files.

    After running the virus scanner, I rebooted but could not load explorer.exe
    or iexplorer.exe.

    I tried pasting printscreens of error messages but it doesn't seem to accept
    the images in this Discussion Group format.

    Joe
    714-742-5042


    --
    Joe


    "Elmo" wrote:

    > Joe wrote:
    > > I downloaded the FixShell but then iexplore stopped working. It shows up
    > > for just a few seconds in the Task Manager but then disappears.

    >
    > Download this Avira Antivir Rescue System program which will burn a CD
    > image to a blank CD. It's updated a few times per day. Insert the CD
    > into the damaged machine and let it do a scan of your system. Before
    > starting the scan, select "Configuration" and set to repair or rename
    > the infected files. Sometimes your machine won't restart after such a
    > repair process, so you might want to save needed files to another system
    > before using this. If you can't, then you can move the hard drive to
    > another machine to copy needed files. You can do that before, or after
    > this scan.
    >
    > http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html
    >
    > Then run these:
    >
    > Malwarebytes© Corporation
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
    >
    > SuperAntispyware
    > http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
    >
    > AVG now has a Rescue CD that's free. They also have a free USB download
    > that should work on newer systems that can boot from a USB device. Get
    > them here:
    >
    > http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
    >
    > You can try some of the CD's mentioned at the following site.
    > BitDefender was my favorite, but if the infected machine can't connect
    > to the internet to get updates, Avira comes with current virus
    > definitions. Also, some of these just won't run on some systems,
    > perhaps because there's no drivers available for some system devices,
    > motherboard, graphics card, etc. So try a few of these till you find
    > one that works:
    >
    > Burn BitDefender, or another program listed at the link below, to a CD
    > (using a working machine) and test the infected machine with it.
    > BitDefender also has a Rootkit checker on the Linux Desktop; run it if
    > you think that's the problem:
    >
    > http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/
    >
    > Download the executable rather than the .iso image, if one is available,
    > (though no .exe is available for BitDefender).
    >
    > After the scan is run, if you elect to quarantine files, they're
    > quarantined to RAM and lost after you reboot. You'll need to copy any
    > quarantined files to the hard drive, a thumb drive or elsewhere before
    > exiting.
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)
    > .
    >
     
  20. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    You can't post binaries to a text only newsgroup.

    ....and I seriously hope that's not your real phone number!! Usenet is a
    dangerous place to post personal information.

    --


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    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."


    "Joe" <Joe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:9F286C94-4287-4C63-A651-3D2970A692F4@microsoft.com...
    > I tried running a virus scanner AVID from the boot drive and before
    > starting
    > the scan, selected "Configuration" and set to repair or rename the
    > infected
    > files.
    >
    > After running the virus scanner, I rebooted but could not load
    > explorer.exe
    > or iexplorer.exe.
    >
    > I tried pasting printscreens of error messages but it doesn't seem to
    > accept
    > the images in this Discussion Group format.
    >
    > Joe
    > 714-742-5042
    >
    >
    > --
    > Joe
    >
    >
    > "Elmo" wrote:
    >
    >> Joe wrote:
    >> > I downloaded the FixShell but then iexplore stopped working. It shows
    >> > up
    >> > for just a few seconds in the Task Manager but then disappears.

    >>
    >> Download this Avira Antivir Rescue System program which will burn a CD
    >> image to a blank CD. It's updated a few times per day. Insert the CD
    >> into the damaged machine and let it do a scan of your system. Before
    >> starting the scan, select "Configuration" and set to repair or rename
    >> the infected files. Sometimes your machine won't restart after such a
    >> repair process, so you might want to save needed files to another system
    >> before using this. If you can't, then you can move the hard drive to
    >> another machine to copy needed files. You can do that before, or after
    >> this scan.
    >>
    >> http://www.free-av.com/en/tools/12/avira_antivir_rescue_system.html
    >>
    >> Then run these:
    >>
    >> Malwarebytes© Corporation
    >> http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe
    >>
    >> SuperAntispyware
    >> http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
    >>
    >> AVG now has a Rescue CD that's free. They also have a free USB download
    >> that should work on newer systems that can boot from a USB device. Get
    >> them here:
    >>
    >> http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
    >>
    >> You can try some of the CD's mentioned at the following site.
    >> BitDefender was my favorite, but if the infected machine can't connect
    >> to the internet to get updates, Avira comes with current virus
    >> definitions. Also, some of these just won't run on some systems,
    >> perhaps because there's no drivers available for some system devices,
    >> motherboard, graphics card, etc. So try a few of these till you find
    >> one that works:
    >>
    >> Burn BitDefender, or another program listed at the link below, to a CD
    >> (using a working machine) and test the infected machine with it.
    >> BitDefender also has a Rootkit checker on the Linux Desktop; run it if
    >> you think that's the problem:
    >>
    >> http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/
    >>
    >> Download the executable rather than the .iso image, if one is available,
    >> (though no .exe is available for BitDefender).
    >>
    >> After the scan is run, if you elect to quarantine files, they're
    >> quarantined to RAM and lost after you reboot. You'll need to copy any
    >> quarantined files to the hard drive, a thumb drive or elsewhere before
    >> exiting.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Joe =o)
    >> .
    >>
     

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