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Icons on Desktop and Start Menu will not open - Acer Aspire 5000

I recently downloaded a Windows update 2/25/09. Now my laptop will not open any folders, programs, or any icons from the desktop or start menu. When I click on the icon, nothing happens. The only icon that will work is the IE. I have disabled WebRoot and AVG., did a system restart backdated to before this last Windows XP update and still nothing....It's like the commands to open the icon (programs, docs, or files) is not communicating. Anyone have any ideas???? Thanks PY

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  • p_a_yeager Feb 26, 2009

    Ok...well I ran a virus scan and nothing popped-up. So it this is a virus, would I still be able to run in Safe-mode? Or will I expereince the same problem of not being able to click on any icon and open?

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Run a registry cleaner. It will reconnect the proper registry files with the programs. You will probably average 5-50 registry errors per week. After a while, they will slow or stop things from working.

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Definately virus not an update issue i would just take the windows disk and restore to an eairler point!

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if not resolve it

then use following step ;-


click on start then go to RUN and type SFC /SCANNOW
press enter
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bye take care
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veeru

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