OT: Computer Question

John Sessoms jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Mon Oct 5 10:23:30 EDT 2009

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:

Just a SWAG, but I'm guessing the Desktop Restore utility you installed 
hosed up something.

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