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Old 02-10-2006, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cant access my computer or control panel after a while

When i boot up my laptop, i can access the control panel and my computer perfectly fine, its after a while that when i click on it again, it wont do anything, even after waiting for a bit it still does not show up, is there anything that can be done, maybe spyware is causing it, or is a OS restore the key ?

Must be a computing error
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you feel it's spyware run your spyware and virus scans. Scan the registry and such as well. Use the repair feature on your OS CD.

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1. install, update, and run anti-spyware programs.

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XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

And when you do this, it will look like as if your whole OS is reinstalling, this is normal. It will ask you to put the key in, etc.
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