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ASAP: Windows' aspect is changed!


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scarletb79

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Hello,

Hear this.
I tried to execute Skype but I had to reboot my comp since it crashed, as Windows started I noticed that its look had changed!!!
The application bar with the "start" button don't appear in "Windows XP" style but in the old "Windows" one.

Then, when I click the start button, also the menu that appears looks like the old Windows 98, it's all grey and the picture that usually comes with my profile's name desappeared and only my name is still there.

Then, the upper bar of every window (the one with the cross on the right) is smaller.

What is that?!

PLEASE SOLVE MY PROBLEM!!!!!!!! I'm into panic now! :tazz:

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Johanna

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Try a System Restore. If that doesn't restore your theme to XP, there are a few more tricks.

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scarletb79

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How do I execure restore system? I searched on the guide but can't find it.
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Start>All Programs>Accessories> System Restore. Choose a date from the calendar before the bad Skype install. All data files and email are unaffected. SR only monitors protected Windows files.

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I tried to do the system restore by searching the system restore on the
my computer --> control panel --> system --> general but the icon is not there.

By the way I have Win XP pro SP2
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I restored the system to iesterday but the aspect hasn't changed. The Skype thing happened today,a few hours ago. But at this point I'm thinking that maybe it has nothing to do with that.

Yesterday another thing happened, I tried to update Spybot, it said that there was an item to download but it didn't do it because, it said, there was an error with the checksum or something like that.
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the checksum error means the file downloaded improperly---download it again.

the interface change you describe is often related to malware infections...have you visited our malware section for cleaning instructions?
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oops, johanna, sorry, did not see you sitting there until I hit the add reply key
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Yes, days ago but onw of your staff members said it's all right. He also gave me a suggestion about pagefile.sys, if it has something to do with it.

Czarina, you were talking about other tricks, could you please tell me them?

Thank you to both of you,

Barbara
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SFC
Start > Run > cmd> then type
sfc /scannow
You will need your XP cd.
sfc - 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 > manage, expand event viewer > system.

If no joy, download
http://www.geekstogo...ndpost&p=349552
for "resources.zip" and install to the root drive.

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Edited by Czarina, 13 September 2005 - 06:02 AM.

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scarletb79

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I used both of the methods (so I don't know which one worked) but

:tazz:

IT DID WORK!!!

:)

Yesss!!!!!!!!!

Thanks sohhh much.

Barbara
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That's terrific! Thanks for posting back with your success!

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:tazz: Thank YOU for your help!!! :)

You've been great and so quick!

I have another small problem but I've opened another topic.

By the way, if you go to freelang.net, I'm one of the free human-translators - volunteers - so if you'll ever need help with a translation my name there is Scarlet.


Barbara :)
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