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I downloaded something, and basically, it's disabled most of my features, like the search feature on windows XP. Nothing comes up, just a blank screen..

I would take a screenshot, but paint is also missing from the start list.

System restore doesn't work either, also just comes up blank..

I've tried booting in safe mode and doing virus scans + trying system restore..no luck.
When i go into start > run > msconfig

and press enter after i do some changes, it says something about not having proper access or something. I also can't access 'users' to make my user like, 'Admin', because i think it may have changed my user to non admin..I tried to log in with the admin in safe mode though, and it stilll does the same thing.

I also can't create new tabs on my firefox now..
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post #2 of 25
Sounds to me like you need to boot into safe mode with networking, download an AVG, Kapersky, or something to the likes, run a full scan of your computer, or you need to take what you can off of your system, remember what you downloaded, so you never put it on your OS again, and reinstall Windows.
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yea, it sounds like a fresh install of windows (or load a backup, but I know a LOT of people dont regularly backup their OS drive)

although before you get nuts with the reformat - try zorpnic's ideas of booting in safemode w/ networking to get online real quick to download avg/kapersky/mcafee stinger (sometimes catching some things) also see if you can try adaware)
    
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Hmm..I really don't want to reformat again..

I've tried doing the safe mode + virus scanner using Adaware, and it came up with stuff, and i got rid of them, but it still didn't fix the problem
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I looked around online once for programs which could help me find what I needed if ever I locked myself out of Admin mode on XP SP2. I'd make the suggestion in looking for a program called Austrumi. It's a Linux based NTFS password sniffer. It runs pretty pretty well, and it's free. Nice, eh?

Also, try using a free scan of Kapersky Antivirus in safe mode, or Spybot, or even a registry cleaning tool. Keep us posted.
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I looked around online once for programs which could help me find what I needed if ever I locked myself out of Admin mode on XP SP2. I'd make the suggestion in looking for a program called Austrumi. It's a Linux based NTFS password sniffer. It runs pretty pretty well, and it's free. Nice, eh?

Also, try using a free scan of Kapersky Antivirus in safe mode, or Spybot, or even a registry cleaning tool. Keep us posted.
I found a program called 'TeakNow RegCleaner', seems good, it found SO much files that needed to be deleated..

I'm not doing a spybot scan.
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Glad I could help. Just make sure you don't delete anything critical to keeping your computer running.
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stupid pr0n sites!!
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Oh, and it didn't work

I went into search, and nothing came up..

Is there a program that could make me do 'System Restore' sort of thing..because i can't really use the Windows one because it won't open
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post #10 of 25
There is some command to check your windows files and replace the corrupted ones, I just can't remember it.

If someone can, I'm sure it could help you alot.
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