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Hi i have been sent over from malware, with a few problems. a link to my malware post is HERE. basicly my taskbar doesnt work at all, its there but is completly useless. windows takes about 2 minutes to log in and about 5 minutes on top to get to desktop. i cannot copy and paste links, files, anything really. i also noticed my processes go down from 70 to 46 not sure if that is anything to do with it. programs dont run, and the ones that do pop up errors. no sound device installed. but its there and i no it should work. there may be a few extras but im not 100 percent sure yet as i cannot really use the computer for much except the net. thanks

edit: i cannot copy and post the link to my malware post, ive tried typing it out but it just goes to th forums the topic is trojans being a pain.

Edited by BHowett, 08 December 2008 - 10:16 AM.
added working link to malware forum

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Sounds like the infection damaged some system files. I'd recommend starting with a repair install. It will correct any problems with the system files, and you won't lose any data.
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Hi i tried the repair feature but it seems my windows installation is to corrupt. as per the repair walkthrough.
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ive looked for other ways to repair, im either missing something or just blind.
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what kind of errors do you get when trying the repair option...
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the one that says windows isn't there or corrupt, cant remember 100 percent but can always retry and type exactly what it says.

Edited by henson0115, 10 December 2008 - 08:00 PM.

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might be easier to just run sfc /scannow...

if you don't have a xp cd you will have to borrow one from a friend or coworker...
it has to be the same flavor of xp you have installed...IE: if you have xp pro...the one you borrow has to be xp pro

How to use Scannow sfc...

To do this click on start...run...then type in...sfc /scannow

note the single space between sfc and /

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem...

The main reason for using this utility is when you suspect there may be a problem with a Windows XP system file.
Perhaps you get a dialog box appear informing you of a problem with a .dll file, or your program will just not load! It is therefore worth checking to see if there are any corrupt system files using scannow sfc.
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i ran the scannow, the progress bar appeared and completed then nothing else happened. no dialog box

Edited by henson0115, 11 December 2008 - 01:58 PM.

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how is is running now....
check for updates for xp...
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everything is exactly the same and windows update wont even load IE never mind run lol
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