by Chris Davis - 3/30/05 7:44 PM
In Reply to: Cant Move Any Icons by -H-I-M-
I just ran into the same problem. I do on-site work and I have never ran into a problem quite like this. I have a feeling it was a virus of some kind that did some kind of damage to the registry. I messed around with it for 30-40 minutes or better before deciding their best and fastest option was to reinstall.
I am not sure if it was all related or not but several services in admin tools were disabled and/or constantly trying to start, the extended info did not list the services, instead, it had a thick blue highlight that took up several lines. If I would click standard description, I would see everything, but could not change any options. It had a lot of spyware, mostly hotbar related stuff. Getting back to not being able to move icons, I could also not move windows, and removable storage was detected but no icon in my computer (suspected the disabled services) Safe mode did not help at all, and NAV was disabled and giving some type of error message on startup. Startup itself took a very long time to display the users.
I downloaded Spybot, Adaware, SpywareBlaster, and AVG, ran all the updates and insalled Firefox. Problem solved. Luckily, there was not much on it, it was used primarily to surf the net type some emails and write some letters. No biggie to lose it all.
I still do not know the real cause - which I find a little frustrating, but at least it's fixed.
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