...It would be a good idea to run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag in order clean up things a little. First, clean out the "junk" files on the machine by following the instructions in the link below:
How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive
AFter that, run the "Error Checking/Chkdsk" program to fix disk/file errors that might have occurred. Here's a link about how to run "Error Checking/Chkdsk":
How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP
After that, run Defrag by clicking on Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter.
Hope this helps.
after cleaning viruses from the PC.
OS Windows XP-SP1, most critical updates. Nav 2003, Spybot SD, Spywareblaster, Adaware 6.181
last week I'm doing a virus scan and Adware/spyware, using NAV 2003, TrendMicro online scan, Bitdefender, Pest Patrol, Spybot, Adaware... they found few viruses and adware/spyware (something like search toolbar, browser hijacker and porn site)
I choose to fix/delete them automatically (whenever available) also deleting many files and some registry entry (guided by adware/spyware removal on many available site, including many tips from this forum)
After many reboots, I run all of them again (scan virus and adware/spyware utility) and have not found any virus or adware/spyware.
But sometimes my quick launch bar icon change randomly i.e. I have Internet explorer icon in there, sometimes it change to other program icon. It will be back to correct icon after closing the quick launch bar and opening it again.
Question is, how can I fix this problem.
Thank you for any help.