OT: Computer Question

Feroze angelart at telkomsa.net
Mon Oct 5 07:57:24 EDT 2009


When my PC is doing stupid things I generally run crap cleaner,  
www.ccleaner.com...

Try this for the system restore http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

Joseph Tainter wrote:
> Sorry for the OT question, but the knowledge on this list is 
> incredible. I hope someone can help me.
>
> I have a Dell laptop running XP. On Wednesday I installed a new, 19", 
> 1280x1024 external Viewsonic monitor. At the same time I installed a 
> little utility called Desktop Restore, which restores the position of 
> your icons if they get rearranged. All seemed well until 
> today--everything seemed to be working fine.
>
> Today I was using Firefox to search for a hotel in Stockholm. Suddenly 
> Zone Alarm popped up a window saying something was trying to access 
> the internet. I clicked on "Deny," but Zone Alarm wouldn'd respond and 
> I couldn't get the message off my screen. So I rebooted the computer. 
> That's when the problems started. Here they are:
>
> 1. My 1280 x 1024 monitor will only show in 1024 by 768. I cannot get 
> it to switch to the correct resolution and stick.
>
> 2. Now the monitor on the laptop also comes up in 1024 x 768 when I 
> boot up. This monitor I can get to the correct resolution (1280 x 800) 
> by manually setting it in Properties. But I shouldn't have to do that.
>
> 3. Suddenly System Restore no longer works. I cannot go back to a 
> previous restore point.
>
> 4. So I ran AVG Antivirus 8.5, after first updating it. I had it scan 
> the entire drive. It could not find any viruses.
>
> Can anyone think of what may be going on? What should I try?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe
>
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