Can't get into my computer

March 5, 2010 at 08:31:22
Specs: Windows XP
I have an old IBM, got it like 6-7 years ago. When I turn my computer on, it says the normal stuff like windows is starting etc...then it prompts me to enter my password for the computer like normal....after that, the only thing that shows on the screen is what i've picked for my background picture and that's it. There's no icons....just my little mouse pointer. I tried to press ctrl+alt+delete and it says task mgr has been disable by the administrator. I just got a new laptop and I already know this old IBM is crap but all I'm wanting to do now at this point is atleast get it to turn on correctly so i can atleast burn all the pictures I've loaded on there throughout the years onto CD's. What can I do. I know I have viruses on my computer bad that I need to get cleaned up but I can't get to that point untill i get past this little glitch. Help please

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#1
March 5, 2010 at 09:21:27

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#2
March 5, 2010 at 09:42:37
I'll try that but I don't have a start button to click on, just my background picture and mouse pointer, so hopefully i can press the F8 at the right time to get to something else.

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#3
March 5, 2010 at 10:45:18
right after the IBM logo disappears but, before windows begins to load, tap F8 a few times. You may have to restart a few times, to get it right.

larry


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#4
March 5, 2010 at 11:56:10
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...

try the "Before You Try System Restore" and "Use System Restore"

larry


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#5
March 5, 2010 at 12:09:24
Ok larry, when I get out of work I'll try these things, you've been very helpfull. I'll let you know how it turned out by Monday. Have a great weekend.

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#6
March 5, 2010 at 12:45:49
If the mouse works try this:
Right click on the desktop > Arrange Icons by > Show desktop icons.

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#7
March 5, 2010 at 12:50:27
It's a weird thing besides the fact that i have tons of virus's on my computer but I've tried right clicking. Just showing a curser and my background pricture, nothing else.

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#8
March 5, 2010 at 19:17:48
if you are just trying to get pictures, create a puppy cd, boot from it and drag the pictures on to a usb drive.

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?di...

larry


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#9
March 10, 2010 at 13:41:14
Well, I havn't tried the puppy idea yet but....i was able to succeed w/ the F8 idea. That took me to the internal black and white screen that has options for me. The only problem i ran into there was on every selection I had to choose from, it wanted to use Windows XP to run it and all that happens on every selection is the log into computer screen pops up, i log in and then my background pix pops up w/the curser again and nothing else. I was able to get into a different log in called administrator and the same thing was happening there but it let me get into task mgr. I thought i could click browse and select pictures but since i was in administrator, there were no files located anywhere for me to select. Grrrrrr. I'm getting somewhere, its just getting through the next step to finally get back into my stupid computer.

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#10
March 10, 2010 at 16:21:50
you were able to get to task manager, then try this:

Click the "Applications" tab and then the "New Task" button. As shown below, enter "explorer.exe" (no quotes) click "OK". The Desktop will reappear.

http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Artic...

larry


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#11
March 14, 2010 at 07:44:37
If you can get in the administrator desktop then try going into the local hard drive "typically C:" and look for a folder with the users name on it. If you can find it all the pictures and everything else from My Documents should be in there.

Also download a new version of malwarebytes and copy onto it while running in safe mode. Run it, may help it boot back up normally. If it does update and run again. Spy-ware is the new virus problems.

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