Desktop icons please help!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lance79, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. lance79

    lance79 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    alright so i recently had an attack of my computer there were just 100's of trojans. finally i got them all off. i downloaded a free antivirus software program called avast from download.com. it told me to do a boot scan or w/e where it turned my computer off and scanned the entire C drive and it actually did very good work and removed all the virus' well... when i turned my computer back on my icons would'nt show up... nothing would. the start menu is gone to... i have been accessing the internet and other things through CTRL+ALT+DELETE and then i went to new task from the task manager and selected my web browser from there...

    can someone please help me out. thanks alot.
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    run a new task called explorer.exe
     
  3. lance79

    lance79 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i did that and it says it couldnt be found
     
  4. lance79

    lance79 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    what i believe happened was when i was getting all the virus's off my computer somehow it deleted a file that i needed to run my icons and start menu etc. i deleted the program to no avail. i also tried many other solutions from other forums none worked.
     
  5. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    These steps should get you sorted:

    Run a new task "cmd.exe" (without quotes)
    Insert your windows XP cd.
    in the command prompt type sfc /purge
    when that competes type sfc /scannow
    when that is done restart.
    All being well you should be back to a usable PC.