LilRed September 19, 2009 at 05:33:28 Specs: Windows XP
I did the scanning of viruses, etc, and when I right click on my desktop, nothing happens....when i go into task manager, and go through browse, i can pull up my desktop icons that way and i tried to manually transfer them but it doesn't work. anyone know what else i can do?
I'm afraid I can't help you. Something has been corrupted in your system. If you had a vanilla XP system I would suggest a 'Repair Install'. But since you have a 'HP' system, I don't know if it's possible. Maybe your HP manual will tell you.
(edit) OEM manufacturers usually call a 'repair install' a "non-destructive Recovery'.
A System Restore is probably out of the question, because that would take you back to where you had the viruses.
i downloaded avast antivirus and had trojans, removed them, I can see my desktop icons when I click on task manager, then run, and click on browse...all my info is there, my computer, my documents, pictures, but just can't get them back on desktop
Open Documents and Settings and check, whether there are 2 folders for your user, e.g. YourUser and YourUser.000 or something like that. In this case, all your Icons are in the YourUser folder, while windows uses YourUser.000 as your current profile folder. So you can simply copy the .lnk files from the Desktop folder from YourUser to the Desktop folder of YourUser.000. The same happens on the Start Menu folder.
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