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Operating System Problems (XP Pro)

by cwypaco / April 6, 2005 2:53 AM PDT

I have been having problems with my computer over the last week. My computer has gotten progressively slower over the last week and continues to get worse. It takes forever for the computer to do anything. Also, when the computer boots up at this point, it displays the Microsoft logo and just says XP, it no longer says XP PRO, and there are no longer any copyrights listed. Could this be a virus? Has anyone else run into this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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XP pro with SP2 has no copyright listing
by jonah jones / April 6, 2005 2:59 AM PDT

is it possible that you "auto-updated" to SP2 maybe?



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In general, computer malaise is usually....
by Michael Geist / April 6, 2005 3:03 AM PDT

attributed to some form of infection, once you have ruled out any hardware malfunction. Start with the usual tools, Adaware/Spybot/Housecall, to clean any vermin.

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Antivirus and Spyaware Removal
by cwypaco / April 6, 2005 4:23 AM PDT

This is actually a question from a friend. I've had him run the normal spyware removal and antivirus route. My next suggestion was to start the computer in safe mode and try to do a system restore from there (he can't run system restore from normal startup). I was told he updated to sp2 months ago, but the computer did not start acting up until recently. If anyone has any other suggestions it would be appreciated. I personally don't know what else to tell him.

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There comes a point when...
by Michael Geist / April 6, 2005 4:38 AM PDT

all the malware removal techniques no longer solves the problems. At this time I backup whatever I want to save, format the drive and reinstall the OS.

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