Windows Xp Missing properties tabs

May 24, 2009 at 12:33:23
Specs: Windows XP
I have windows XP and about a month ago i got a viruse called antivirxp08 and it runed my life : (
Dell helped me get rid of it, but i dont have all the tabs in my display properties. Also all descktop items seem to be highlited at all times. here are 2 screenshots of my issues

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/...

I dont belive my drivers are corupted because dell helped me scan them. what step do I take next?


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#1
May 24, 2009 at 13:32:54
Well the blue hue around the desktop liks means that the file was compressed. To undo this go into My Computer=>Right click your primary hard drive=>Properties=>Uncheck "Compress disk to save disk space". It my take a long time depending on how much you have on the hard drive. For the missing tabs try going to Control Panel=>Swich to Category View=>Apperance and Themes=>Choose a screen saver/Change the desktop background. Also check if you have admin privliges. I hope this helps but the missing tabs never happened to me so I'm not too sure about the tabs.

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#2
May 24, 2009 at 17:12:44
Thank you. Regarding the blue hue around the desktop icons. The "Compress disk to save disk space" was not checked. I did check it and 'applied' then unchecked it and applied and nothing changed. I also tried your suggestion for getting my display tabs back, but didn't work. I received another reply and that reply did restore all the tabs. Thank you for your suggestions. tcolton

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#3
May 24, 2009 at 17:26:02
tcolton, Looks like your other post got removed because you double posted. Try the following for the icon problem:

Right click your Desktop, choose Properties, under the Desktop tab click the Customize Desktop button, under the Web tab make sure that every item and box is unchecked, click OK/Apply/OK.

Tufenuf


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#4
May 24, 2009 at 17:39:56
This worked! Thank you - You're awesome!

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#5
May 24, 2009 at 17:41:23
tcolton, Glad to see that the problems are fixed & Thanks for posting back to let us know.

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