Weird Computer Problem

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by colebuchanan, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. colebuchanan

    colebuchanan Guest

    Hey all


    My friend's computer is acting up.

    What it is doing is when You log into windows xp, get to the desktop, all the icons, like my computer, documents, control panel, you cannot get into any of them, when you click on them, the screen goes blank to ur background and all icons dissappear and then come back and do not open, all i can click on is start, network connections, then my connection, and then msn explorer, ie will not work

    can anyone help me with this problem, anyone have any experience?

    thanks
     
  2. beave

    beave Housin Beers & Buildin Dams

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    do you have norton; cuz i would run that and see if anything comes up
     
  3. colebuchanan

    colebuchanan Guest

    you think it could be a virus, thats what i was thinking also, cause it was a really odd problem,
     
  4. freakyZ

    freakyZ New Member

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    sounds like you better just format and start over. :big grin:
     
  5. colebuchanan

    colebuchanan Guest

    Yeah I know, Thtats worse case scenario though

    I don't want to do that yet
     
  6. MattIROC

    MattIROC has a semi nice av. changed due to rules :(

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    my dads laptop and a friends desktop had the exact same problems. I figured it was a virus, even though I couldnt check. I was able to go into Safe mode w/ networking and transfer all the files to my laptop to save them, and I just reformatted both.

    So, that's my advice to you. Starting over is always nice. :big grin:
     
  7. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    If you have A/V I would restart in safe mode. Run the scan. Repair registry keys if needed and you should be alright.
     

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