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obi
05-19-2003, 03:00 PM
Red Alert! Darth Groovy, your lovely swamp president, has come under a computer illness!

His computer will only show him wallpaper on his desktop, and no icons, or anything. Here is the exact convo that I had with him that he was only able to access by task manager:

Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
my computer is completely ****ed up
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
i dont know what happened
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
i have nothing on my desktop
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
no taskbar
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
no icons
Charles Francis Xavier says:
holy crap
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
just a wallpaper
Charles Francis Xavier says:
have you restarted?
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
i dont know how it happened
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
several times now
Charles Francis Xavier says:
eek....
Charles Francis Xavier says:
can you access the forums?
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
i only started this by opening the task manager
Charles Francis Xavier says:
want me to post a thread asking for help for you?
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
sure
Charles Francis Xavier says:
k
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
that could help
Darth Groovy back from The Matrix! says:
couldn't hurt


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Ok, any info you tell me will be relayed to the commander in chief! Any help or suggestion appreciated! Thanks! He has windows xp home, so you xp users, if you know anything, help!

Kstar__2
05-19-2003, 03:04 PM
that is wierd...:confused:

-=ReApEr=-
05-19-2003, 03:08 PM
I just had a similar convo with Mr Groovy. It sounds like something a Trojan would do? Your thoughts people. :confused:

Darklighter
05-19-2003, 03:10 PM
I dunno how it could've happened:(Is there any chance he could use System Restore to restore all programs and system configurations to a previous date? Could help. Otherwise, he might have to reinstall XP. I have no idea, I'm not good with these things:(

Darth Eggplant
05-19-2003, 03:12 PM
It could be the Kemel worm out there. best to shut down turn off, go away and try restarting, if nothing, then reinstall windows, AND I might add, peoepl I know who design desktop themes says XP has or gives a lot of trouble with desktop elements. anyhow hope you work it out Groovster. wish I could offer more help but I am a Neo-Luditte; not Neo himself.

Jah Warrior
05-19-2003, 03:12 PM
easy to remedy this computer illness, grab teh following:-

1:- A hammer
2:- A pick-Axe in case hammer is not enough
3:- $4000 to replace broken parts

dunno, boot from xp disk and repair installation, that should do the trick.

btw dont use sytem restore its flawed beyond belief.

ZBomber
05-19-2003, 03:13 PM
Save the President!
*runs into Burning MSN Convo*
Hmm, I' m not sure whats wrong.. :(

obi
05-19-2003, 03:16 PM
Darth Groovy said he'd try to restart again, but then he went offline, and he hasn't been back since. :(

I hope he gets all of his junk fixed. :(

Agen
05-19-2003, 03:17 PM
It wasn't me..... honest :p

But i have no idea.....


Maybe try safe mode and see what happens. (tap F8 on startup)
If you don't see anything in safe mode then.... that's bad.

Also when Groovy's in it, when he press ctrl+alt+del.. does it show you everything normal?......


Alternatively a hammer works too :)

-=ReApEr=-
05-19-2003, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
easy to remedy this computer illness, grab teh following:-

1:- A hammer
2:- A pick-Axe in case hammer is not enough
3:- $4000 to replace broken parts

dunno, boot from xp disk and repair installation, that should do the trick.

btw dont use sytem restore its flawed beyond belief.

It's flawed :confused: Always worked for me. :)

Darth Groovy
05-19-2003, 03:27 PM
Basically, It is like I have no control panel. My taskbar is gone. I have no idea how to fix this. The only way I could get here, was to hit ctrl+alt+delete and then new task. If someone could tell me what area the control panel is located that might be of some use. I looked around the microsoft site, and didn't see anything.

Jah Warrior
05-19-2003, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by -=ReApEr=-
It's flawed :confused: Always worked for me. :)

hehe you evidently havent used system restore on a pC thats connected to a network, the workgroups mysteriously disappear.

Kstar__2
05-19-2003, 03:39 PM
uhhm, jah, sidenote, your title says
Risen ffrom the ashes

i think you need to remove one f ;)

Jah Warrior
05-19-2003, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by kstar__2
uhhm, jah, sidenote, your title says
Risen ffrom the ashes

i think you need to remove one f ;)

nah , its cool, spellling sukcs

ZBomber
05-19-2003, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by kstar__2
uhhm, jah, sidenote, your title says
Risen ffrom the ashes

i think you need to remove one f ;)

No, thats just how cool people say it.

But Groovy, do you have any Virus Scanner or anything. Make sure your Firewall is on, also.

-=ReApEr=-
05-19-2003, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
hehe you evidently havent used system restore on a pC thats connected to a network, the workgroups mysteriously disappear.

Well lucky for me my pcs on my own. :D

Darth Groovy
05-19-2003, 04:17 PM
Well, I am on my dad's computer now, I got my computer running in safe mode, and doing a full virus scan. I really hope I can get this fixed, this is probably the scariest thing that has happened to me on this computer.:(

ZBomber
05-19-2003, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Well, I am on my dad's computer now, I got my computer running in safe mode, and doing a full virus scan. I really hope I can get this fixed, this is probably the scariest thing that has happened to me on this computer.:(

Well, mine is when I.... lets say downlaoded something from somewhere... and when I opened it up, it started delteting everything on my computer! I was "Holy!" and quickly hit the shut down button (the shut down button for EVERYTHING in my room.) Man, that really scared me.....

-=ReApEr=-
05-19-2003, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Well, mine is when I.... lets say downlaoded something from somewhere... and when I opened it up, it started delteting everything on my computer! I was "Holy!" and quickly hit the shut down button (the shut down button for EVERYTHING in my room.) Man, that really scared me.....

Lol, and where were you d/ling from. :rolleyes: Scarriest moment i've had, is having my net flooded, and hackers controling my pc screen. :mad:

Typing messages right in front of me. :eek:

Darth Groovy
05-19-2003, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
I was "Holy!" and quickly hit the shut down button (the shut down button for EVERYTHING in my room.) Man, that really scared me.....

ROFL, is that the panic button, or the master switch? :p LOL

I used to have one of those. I don't download too much these days, I just don't trust alot of it.:rolleyes:

Acrylic
05-19-2003, 06:42 PM
Well, yesterday, my dad was playing a game, and the game shut down without him pressing a button or anything. I was there. Hes played this game hundreds of times before, and nothing has ever happened. So, my dad got so damned scared. Anyways, We have Norton 2003, we have Spybot Search and Destroy....well, he didnt think that was enough...So, now we have Zone Alarm PRO (You know how...;)) And we hope this never happens again....

Darth Groovy
05-19-2003, 07:25 PM
Well I feel like an idiot, but I did a system restore, and set it back to Saturday, now it seems to be all back to normal, hopefully it stays that way.

Thanks for all your concerns, I really do appreciate it!

*bows*

Katarn07
05-19-2003, 08:00 PM
Hmm, that happened to my PC once. I got all worried that my PC was fried for the 3rd time! I waited a day, and it was back to normal. :confused:

Oh well, you're here, I'm here, so no harm done :) Hope your PC is fixed.

Father Torque
05-19-2003, 08:18 PM
Ummm I think I know what happened. Well to make a long explanation short, he caught a computer virus. Even though its a no brainer, I know of a website that has been teaching people to send mysterious e-mail bombs that can make a comp freeze to erasing every single file and document on a computer. If you can Groovy try going into start then go to help, thenlook in the fix a problem section, then click use system restore, follow the steps and ta-da you know how everything back. Its very rare to catch the virus unless you are disliked by someone at school, in the neighborhood, or even here. Well I hope my info helped and good luck:)

Edit: woops didnt see your post groovy:p , well anyway good job. And it could have been a cloggage of memory on your computer which caused it to only project wallpaper? well who cares it fixed now, welcome back

Sivy
05-19-2003, 08:36 PM
have you been having intercourse with anonymous floppies without protection?

scandalous! :D

glad you got it fixed Mr President :)

sometimes there are no answers to why computer f@#k up.
they just do it to annoy us.

Pad
05-19-2003, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by Sivy B
sometimes there are no answers to why computer f@#k up.
they just do it to annoy us.
my pc does that all the time. it seems to be enjoying ****in things up so i can start over.

and glad you got it fixed groovy ;)

Jed
05-19-2003, 10:02 PM
Well, looks like you didn't need to do what I told you after all.

Kudos. :D

Darklighter
05-19-2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Well I feel like an idiot, but I did a system restore, and set it back to Saturday, now it seems to be all back to normal, hopefully it stays that way.

See, I told you that's what you should've done ^^

*points to his first post in thread*

You...you didn't notice my post, did ya?:(

*sulks*

:p

Glad you got it working again Master Groovy:):thumbsup: