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When I try to open the "My Computer" file it opens the window and then a flashlight appears in the middle of the window and just moves back and forth? Could my programs be damaged from when I last had a trojan on my computer?

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  • Kristen Nov 24, 2008

    I am opening My Computer from the start menu not a shortcut. I know the flashlight means it is searching. NOTE: When I boot up in safe mode I can click on Start, then on My Computer and view the contents with no problem. But if I boot up normally, I get the window with the flashlight. I recently was hit with two trojans and got rid of them quickly. I have scanned, tried to check for errors on scan disk, used computer check up...and a lot more. It all tells me my computer is fine. It is not fine. Some of my programs are running slow, some work fine, then trying to open things like My computer doesn't even let me view the content. SO... anyone? Help?


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Possibly, when the flashlight comes on it is searching for the files, eventually it may ask you to direct the search yourself.

Check that the files are where they should be, for example if you are clicking on a shortcut, then the file the shorcut refers to may no longer be there or it may be corrupt.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • Debs
    Debs Nov 24, 2008

    One or more of the files in windows may be corrupt, have you tried repairing winndows?


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