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Virus? Taskmanager is broken

It has been a while since I have reformatted. When I open taskmanager, the top menu bar is gone and the only way to close taskmanager is to manually close it by right clicking the icon on the bottom left of the screen.

In addition, my sound icon is no longer showing up on the bottom application toolbar and will not show up even when I adjust the sound settings in control panels. This seems like the sound of a virus. What would you recommend? i do? I have tried using spybot, avg, and adaware. Is a reformat necessary?

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Doesn't seem like a need to reformat just yet.And, you may not have a virus.

Have you updatd to XP SP3? You can find out by clicking the Windows key +Pause simotaneously in the subsequent popup it should be noted under "System:"

There is a way to repair your installation without reformatting.

Let me know about my above quesions and I'll be happy to get you to a Anti Virus program that scans during Boot Up and also get you started to Repair the OS.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 02, 2008

    You can find XP SP3 at the Windows Update site. When you install that update it will fix a lot of problems and repair others. This is what I highly recommend you do.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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    Glenn Rogers Jun 03, 2008

    Hello,

    Thanks for the Helpful rating. We are here to help you solve your problems. Please let me know if you downloaded the XP SP3 and if that fixed these issues you described.

    There is another way if you have your XP install disc. Put in in your DVD drive and bootup. If you need to add extra drivers, such as a raid array, etc. do that when you see the F6 prompt. Otherwise, choose Install. The installation process will start and then the installer will prompt you that Windows is already installed. At this point, choose Repair from the prompt and Windows will repair just about everything.

    Let me know which worked for you. I appreciate it.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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