Win XP default language (English) disappeared

October 9, 2010 at 08:13:41
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb

i have winxp pro sp3 in HEB

by default i have the english installed (to type and read)

but somehow the english disappears , and i need to add it back again from the language tray.

the problem is that if i add it , and it disappears again..

i have installed winXP & used alot of times but that didnt happen until now

any idea?

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October 10, 2010 at 04:27:29
TechG, couple of things come to mind. Since it resets, I'm thinking 'nasty' (virus, worm/trojan, etc.) Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
Once you're sure you have a clean machine, go to start>settings>control panel>regional & language options>regions tab and select the version of English you desire.
Ed in Texas.

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