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Strange Services view.

by caktus / November 19, 2006 4:34 AM PST

Well, strange to me.


When I open Administrative Services suddenly the Extended view appears like this. The Standard view is normal.


I don't know what could have caused this. Probably not a big deal but I can't help being concerned til I know just what the deal is.


Any help to understand what's going on here would be appreciated.


I'm using XP Home and no viruses or other dastardly critters found.


Thanks.


Charlie

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Is that Windows XP ?
by Papa Echo / November 19, 2006 6:05 AM PST
In reply to: Strange Services view.

And, what changes have you made to Window's desktop properties(if any) - themes, appearances, etc ? Try reverting to the standard/default Windows desktop proprties.

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reply to: Is that Windows XP ?
by caktus / November 19, 2006 12:46 PM PST
In reply to: Is that Windows XP ?

Thanks for responding.


Yes, Windows XP Home Edition.


No changes to Window's desktop properties, themes, appearances, etc. in quite some time. Last changes long before the Services view problem began.


Setting to Default settings no help.


After resetting to Default this File Type alert
popped up. I Googled it and learned that it may have been caused by installing Earthlink. However Earthlink has never been installed on this machine. I did install Opera the other day and it is still in board. But IE is the default web browser. The alert was from WinPatrol free so no Info available. And I clicked "No" since I don't know what it is.

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Strange indeed.
by Papa Echo / November 19, 2006 4:20 PM PST

What does your desktop look like ? How about sharing a screen shot ?

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RE: sharing a screen shot ?
by caktus / November 19, 2006 6:46 PM PST
In reply to: Strange indeed.
http://www.myfilestash.com/userfiles/downloads/DesktopScreenShot.jpg


Although the Desktop is customized a bit. it has never caused any kind of problems.

BTW, the File Type alert has since popped up about a dozen times. Been quite a PITA. Finally clicked OK on it. Then scanned for critters but all seems clean. Beginning to think mabe it did have something to do with Opera.
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My thought also.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 7:03 PM PST

I've been reading your discussion and when you said that you had run all your scans and found nothing, it seemed to me that this boiled down to one suspect, ie, whatever you have recently installed.

As that is Opera, your problems point to that.

If this were me, I wouldn't uninstall Opera, but instead I would use System Restore to revert back to a time before you installed it. If you uninstall it, the problem(s) may remain.

Mark
Nice colors by the way............ Devil

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reply to: My thought also.
by caktus / November 19, 2006 8:30 PM PST
In reply to: My thought also.

That meant backing up a week. SR points only went back 5 days. But made an ERUNT full reg backup 5 houres before Opera. Ran that and it did the trick. Services view is back to normal now. And haven't gotten the File Type alert, so far.

Lost FF2 which I downloaded/installed a few days ago. Gonna d/l it again. Now that I think about it, I hope that wasn't the culprit. I'd d/l IE7 but I think it may still have some growing pains to deal with, though I've been hearing of less and less problems with it.

Thanks guy's for your help.

Charlie

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Changed Services View
by 1101doc / November 20, 2006 4:07 PM PST

Suprise!

When I went to Services my view had changed also.
My only system change in the interim was the latest
Windows updates. Read a post in one forum about new strange entries in Add/Remove. After the Update I have them too.
Microsoft is at it again, folks.

--1101doc

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