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    Oops.....a little help!

    Erm, i think i've killed the services or processes or something!!

    Ok, my XP machine got a bit swamped with spyware...and in a fit blind rage (i HATE spyware!)i've quarantined something and now when the PC starts it just get a blue screen, no start menu or anything....Grrr...task manager has hardly anything in it!

    I dont even know where explorer lurks so i can start it and i dont know what should be running or whatever in services!!

    Can someone help me pleeease!!

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    If you get into Task Manager check whether explorer.exe is running, if not, start it "explorer.exe" from taskmgr.

    Failing that, try it in Safe mode and see if you get any further.

    Once you're up and running, give Anti Malware a go!

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    Cant get explorer to start....

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    Error?

    Tried safe mode?

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    repair install ?

    Think at that point I would backup any data and just re install or re image.

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    error is that it cant find explorer, tells me to search for it through the Start Menu (Ha F-in Ha!)

    Safe mode is also a blank screen....

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    Post sp2 the repair install pretty much leaves everything as you had it so as long as you have a sp2 install disc that is probably the quickest easirst option to get you up and running agan quickly with the minimumof fuss and hassle.

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    Ok, i might look silly now....but are you 2009 over there SYNACK?

    Have just finished a repair install....waiting to see the outcome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Ok, i might look silly now....but are you 2009 over there SYNACK?

    Have just finished a repair install....waiting to see the outcome...
    Yeap, around 6:30am in 2009 here. Personally I fimd the whole time zone thing quite messy and would be far happier with a UTC with no offset

    Good luck with your reinstall, I would also run a full scan after your reinstll just to make sure with both spybot and adaware as some of them are very persitant.

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    Well Happy New Year then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Well Happy New Year then!
    Thanks and likewise to you and the others fromen the UK when your clocks make it around to 12

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    Grrr.....The repair install got me my start menu back, but not the nasties..so im back where i started.

    Suprisingly when i try to download anything with the word malware or spybot or whatever....the page doesnt work!

    what really makes me smile is Windows Defneder is like "la la la nothing is found, computer is fine!!

    I'm a bit miffed at myself cus im completely unprepared lol...i'm usually better then this!

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    Make yourself up a UBCD4 Windows cd on a different computer which will let you boot the cooked one off cd and run the appropriate tools to delouse it. It sounds like it has a couple of viruses also in order to kill of processes like that. If it has ended up with a rootkit on it may be safer to just grab all of your files off it and fresh install it as rootkits are a right pain to get rid of.

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    That or a bart pe disc with the relevant plugins ( which you can add to it via the plugins and links page )

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    Ye that or if you have another pc just throw the hard drive in there copy the info over reinstall once you have the data off.

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