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Old Feb 23, 2004, 02:32 AM
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Hi recently had the mydoom virus on pc and after removing it I have lost my desktop and start task bar . the only way to my programs etc is thro task manager. I cannot reset my system restore cos it is switched off. does anyone know how to get into the contral panel system so I can restore my pc. or does anyone know how to get my desktop back.

I have also tried to re install windows by upgrade version but will not do so cos I need updates downloads for windows.
any help would be gratefully appreciated. please contact me on

[email]paul.donovan8@ntlworld.com[/email]
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Old Feb 23, 2004, 02:58 PM
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When you hit ctrl+alt+del is explorer.exe running? If not run "explorer" form the run dialog, that should bring up windows...

BTW: Windows can be reinstalled w/o dl'ing any thing...
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 01:56 AM
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hi mate thanks for reply, yes explorer.exe is running in processes , I cannot reinstall window s using the upgrade version , cos I need certain windows upgrade files ( do not know which ones , that wot it tells me when I try to recover my windows etc) if I do the full installation won,t I lose all my info ??? for some reason it is not allowing me to transfer some data I really need to back up onto a dvd or cdr. b4 I try this re installment.

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Old Feb 24, 2004, 01:56 AM
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hi mate thanks for reply, yes explorer.exe is running in processes , I cannot reinstall window s using the upgrade version , cos I need certain windows upgrade files ( do not know which ones , that wot it tells me when I try to recover my windows etc) if I do the full installation won,t I lose all my info ??? for some reason it is not allowing me to transfer some data I really need to back up onto a dvd or cdr. b4 I try this re installment.

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Old Feb 24, 2004, 02:35 PM
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Just reinstall windows. Boot into windows setup and just install, then when asked to format just hit leave current partition intact and it wont delete anythig.

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Old Feb 24, 2004, 02:40 PM
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thanks mate , will give that a go, will let u no how i got on. thanks for info

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