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Disk Defragmenter corrupted


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DarkGob

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Long story short, I clicked where I should not have clicked, and got a virus (Trojan Horse Generic4.qzn). I ran AVG and got rid of it, but it seems the damage was done. This is what defrag looks like now:

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(Many menu options are also blank.)

I've tried everything I can think of to fix this, short of reinstalling Windows -- System Restore to the day before the infection, this tweak from this very board, and this (not my exact problem but I thought it was worth a shot). I've even tried getting some of the files defrag uses (dfrg.msc, some of the DLLs) from a friend and putting them in place of mine, but still no go. At this point I assume it's a registry problem, but I don't want to fiddle around in there without some guidance.

Reinstalling Windows is an absolute last resort for me, as I have a lot of stuff to back up.

Edited by DarkGob, 27 May 2007 - 01:56 PM.

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Hi DarkGob...

Click Start, then Run, type %systemroot%\INF and click "Ok". Locate and right click on the dfrg.inf file...choose "Install".

Does this help the problem?

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Nope...defrag is unchanged. Now that I think about it, that was another thing I tried before, which I forgot to mention.
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Click Start, then Run, type regsvr32 appwiz.cpl and click "Ok".

Any difference?
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DarkGob

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Nope, the buttons are still blank.
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I would just like to recommend two things here:

1) You should go to the malware forum, follow all those instructions to make sure your system is clean, especially after your trojan infection:
<http://www.geekstogo...Log-t2852.html>

2) You could try using jkdefrag, I much prefer this defragmenter to the XP version:
<http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/>

I know this doesn't fix your problem, but once again, I do strongly recommend these instructions.
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..a good defragmentor i've personally used is AusLogics Disk Defrag. hope this helps.
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There are a number of problems that can affect the defragment program.

You might as well try a full system repair. This, a lot of the time, can correct the problem.

I see that this is a common problem for Windows XP.

A repair can be good for the computer. It can help repair problems you didn't know were even there.

Paul
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