My Safe Mode desktop is gone.

By gpspat
Aug 23, 2006
  1. Just curious if you ever got Safe Mode to work again.

    I've followed your posts as one walking in your shoes. I've encountered all the same problems. This winantivirus stuff is evil incarnate. I'd love to find the makers in a dark alley someday.

    Meanwhile, I'm close to saying screw it and reformatting my hard drive and starting anew, if for no other reason than to get a working Safe Mode back AND finally be rid of those nasty pop-ups.

    Of course, the kids might reinfect us again, despite my lectures, so I plan to Ghost a virus free, spyware free, running great version of the hard drive for easy makeovers in the future.

    Best wishes for a positive outcome.

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have moved your post to it`s own thread. This will save any confusion.

    In answer to your question, yes he did get safe mode working again.

    Download and run these four tools. Follow the instructions for using each tool.

    Tool1 Tool2 Tool3 Tool4

    Then, go HERE and follow the instructions for running Ewido.

    Post a fresh HJT log as an attachment into this thread, only after doing the above. See HERE for instructions on how to do this.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of gpspat only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. DamienPassehl

    DamienPassehl TS Rookie

    check your task manager for an process called explorer.exe thats your desktop if thats not running select file new task type explorer.exe

    Crtl+Alt+Del>Processes>check for explorer if not there File>New Task(run...)>type explorer.exe>run

    If explorer is already running I dont know What to tell you
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