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Old 05-28-2004, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, need some help here again. I have major problems with OS WIN 98. Do any of these sound familiar:
active desktop icons not responding
icons incative due to 'illegal op, must close'
not accessible: control panel, recycle bin ,my computer, my documents, and most C drive components
Is this something new , a new annoyance of some kind?
I hope to get some answers if this is a virus of some sort. If this is a corrupt file, then i'l deal with that with a real tech..... thanks again

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Old 05-28-2004, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run a free online virus scan, it can be found at

Run adaware and spybot, be sure to have the latest updates for both programs.

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Old 05-28-2004, 02:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've seen virus do the same thing, but if your scan comes up clean then you could have bad sectors on your HDD.
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Old 05-29-2004, 01:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what, we're not real techs, i feel like such a wannabe now and to think i thought i was cool and helping ppl with their computer like a real tech.
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