Screwed up

By santeewelding ·

While running midweek updates and light scans -- Security Essentials, SpyBot, Malwarebytes in Safe Mode -- I thought to check on flash cookies, while I was at it, using the Run Command, with:

dir /s * .sol


del /s /p * .sol

I used to do this regularly, like, once a week or so. Then, I got away from it. When, this time, I checked, there were HUNDREDS! of them. Before, there were only a half dozen or so, and I would manually address the, Delete <Y/N>? with y, and Enter.

As I physically wore out the y key and the Enter key with glazed eyes, I knew there had to be a better way to rope them all (*.* ?) and hit just one key.

Got it done. Got out of Safe Mode, only to be greeted with a black desktop and the cursor. When I call up Start, I get no icons next to my frugal selections. Oh, and while in Safe Mode, when I selected Run Command again, it was not to be had.

System Restore worked, after a fashion. I ran it to get a time some hours earlier; it worked; but still a black desktop, cursor gorgeous picture.

I'm running W7Pro [WinVer 6.1 (Build 7600)] by means of a full-install disc some months ago, on an Intel 3.00GHz dual-core with 80-gig Raptor, and an NVidia card.

What have I screwed up this time?


Edited to add: all my Firefox bookmarks are gone, too. I had to get back to TR the hard way.


Restarted. I have my icons back (Thunderbird, Firefox, Command Prompt, and WordPad). Still a black screen, though.

I'm going to bed.

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We'll never get to executing the master plan when we keep getting disrupted

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Creative, huh? that.
I say we push for an OS with an undo-button for all actions. Including power-on and file system changes.
So what if it needs a 100Tb HD, storage is cheap!

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Ron you forgot the ones

by OH Smeg In reply to Creative, huh?

Who have forgotten their Passwords.

Lots of them and they appear far more often than those who have screwed up their computers.


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Computers do

by oldbaritone In reply to Screwed up

exactly what they are TOLD to do.

This may or may not be what you WANTED them to do...


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