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relmore

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i posted this in the malware section as well since it has to do with the Vundofix prog

I am new here to this cool site. I was trying to get rid of winfixer and did the following.
i mistakenly did all of this in normal mode!
I downloaded Vundofix and ran it by itself without the hijackthis prog running

i entered the first line as told in the post and pressed enter. then i started to enter the second line but accidently hit enter after it was just c:\windows\ then it said file not found or is in use and that i needed to reboot. i closed the program to find my whole desktop empty. no taskbar no icons nothing. now when i reboot in normal or safe mode there is nothing there. just my background and a cursor. this is not a joke and i know i was extremely careless. I feel very dumb right now to say the least. any suggestions to what i can do? Thanks!! i am running XP. im on my the laptop right now because i can't even open the browser on my troubled desktop

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relmore...

Try booting into safe mode with command prompt by tapping the F8 key during the boot sequence and choosing the command prompt option. Then try a System Restore by doing the following.

At command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press "Enter" to start the System Restore Function. Choose a date before all this happened and let it restore.

If that doesn't work, try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.

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wannabe1,
Thanks alot. sys restore worked just fine
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