April 14th, 2006, 02:24 AM
right clicking on desktop locks system
actually it gives me an eternal hourglass
other apps will still work but Windows stuff won't work, like I can't even open the Start menu when I have the hourglass
but if I reboot I can access the Start menu just fine until I right click the desktop and get the hourglass
I ran a virus scan and it showed changes to the MBR, boot sector and shell32.dll
I already ran fdisk /mbr with no changes
should I replace the dll? can I just paste a new one in there and reboot or will it have to be registered?
could my hard drive be compromised?
whats up with the changes?
April 14th, 2006, 03:51 AM
Try Automated System Recovery. Reboot your system with your Windows XP CD in the drive and hit F4 to run it.
April 14th, 2006, 06:04 AM
ended up restoring an image from a year ago when I thought I had my system all dialed in the way I like it... it's amazing how much my preferences have changed since then
thanks for the suggestion anyway!!
April 14th, 2006, 15:56 PM
next time you can put your xp cd in and go to the run cmd and type sfc /scannow. that will replace any corrupt xp sys files.