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MoparMan

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Hi guys
Had a member fix my viral issue and was very happy!! Now our other PC has an issue
Youngen was trying to load a legit game cd and it made the PC freeze then restart...We are running XP on it
Now the desktop pic/screen is about an inch bigger all round than the actual screen...ie you need to move the mouse to the edge of the screen to scroll it along enough to see the icons on the edge....
Ive tried resolution change which made any windows open smaller but not the desktop...any windows that are open appear to have larger text...I thought safe mode but they arent stupidly large,though having said that Ive never seen XP in safe mode....ctrl/scroll doesnt work...I tried ctrl 0 ...no good there either
Any thoughts oh learned ones....sadly Im a computer tard,but I AM learning...slowly
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Does it say SAFE MODE in each corner?
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No...no safe mode
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OK boot to safe mode and adjust your resolution there to 1280x1024. Apply then OK
Reboot to normal mode.
Does it resolve the issue?
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No joy Im afraid....even tried a system restore but for some reason it only lets me go back as far as 4pm yesterday when our youngen tried to instal DirectX
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Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions



Revised and Simplified:


Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

SFC
- Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 22 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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