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Old 03-23-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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XP pro, SP2, Dell Optiplex GX260, GeForce FX5500, 512MB DDR PC2100, Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 40GB.

There I was surfing the net, Looking up car parts. I started getting lots of popups then it rebooted all on its' own. When it came back to the login screen I click on my account and it hung for a second then acted like it was showing me my desktop, with the mouse being the only thing visible. I turned it off and tried again. Still a no go. I tried F8 into Safe Mode. The admin account shows up, but all three accounts show only the mouse (Safe Mode with those words in the corners).

I have no idea what went wrong. I don't think it'* the video card because I do get video out of it. I don't think its' ram because it boots. I think it'* some thing with the XP software. If I terminate svchost.exe the desktop shows up but looks all Win95ish.
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go into safe mod with Networking.

Download AVG Free and AVG Free Anti Spyware

Also Spybot.

Clean it up, report back what its doing. i bet you got a Virus or Spyware.
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downloading now
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make sure you also turn off system restore before you do a scan/clean

right click on my computer, properties, system restore, turn off on all drives
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make sure you also turn off system restore before you do a scan/clean

right click on my computer, properties, system restore, turn off on all drives
X2 , it likes to Restore Viruses and Spyware
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oh just in time. I turned off restore and startyed AVG Free scanning. It'* freaking out. Wants to quarantine just about every file is sees.
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sounds like you got smacked with a virus
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So it'* not really bad? I'm self-employed and everything is on there.
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did you back stuff up on to CD'* or external Hard drives?

if not ... Go out and Buy a External hard drive today!!!

We cant tell how bad it is. when the scan are complete look in the virus vault and tell use some of the names of the Viruses
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I've got Norton Ghost, and it has the 40GB on a 80GB USB drive. So I'm good right?
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