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fran123

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I need help!

My computer won't let me open internet explorer, msn, my computer, control panel and several other programs. I can still open Word, Powerpoint, Paint and some other programs.

When i click on I.E. or msn etc, the cursor turns to a hour glass for about 3 seconds and absolutely nothing happens. When i press ctrl alt del, it doesn't show any programs running. I did a virus scan with Norton and nothing was found.

What do i do to fix it?

Thank you for your time

Francesca
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

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