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Second Time Problem With Desktop Xp Pro,

By therealjakesweet ·
Hi .. this I hope is a simple fix .. I was running a AVG virus scan this morning and found some java/byte verify stuff fixed it .. no prob with your great community of members input in threads .. thanks .. but I have some kind of issue with my desktop now ..there is a "blue" vertical bar with "folder tasks" ...."other places"...."details" all listed .. they seem to be active when i click a folder on my desktop .. they tell me info about the folder etc.... But it was never there before ..it is taking up desktop space looks like crap ..(makes my babies pictures pushed off to one side) and for some reason won't allow me to drag desktop items over into the recycle bin .. i can still delete them by right click .. but not by dragging .... this is the second time i have run into this issue the last time i had to just ghost the hard drive and do a whole new install to remove it ... I would really love some help .. it should just be some tab somewhere... please

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Second Time Problem With ...

Have you tried a System Restore?

To do this left click on Start, then go to Show All Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools then System Restore. You might have to go back a few days/weeks and try to restore from there. If it works you'll most likely need to download any AV product definitions and any MS Patches that have been applied since the restore point.

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by therealjakesweet In reply to

I didn't have system restore active .. i have been told in the past it was a great place for viruses to hide ...someone said i might have "common tasks activated " .. but can't figure out how to shut one down .. or even what "common tasks are running ...

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by therealjakesweet In reply to Second Time Problem With ...

everyone everywhere has told me to disable system restore in the past because of it's a wonderful place for hiding little bugs ..so it's not active ...

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by therealjakesweet In reply to Second Time Problem With ...

Hey anyone with this same problem i found the fix ...!! some great guy at "logergnome" another Q&A site found the fix after having the same problem .. anyway heres the link that has a repair tool in a ZIP file .. just run it and save it where you can find it to run it from ...
peace and I hope this helps someone else

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp...ask_desktop.htm

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