Ok I have a serious problem with my PC, yesterday I was in the middle of an install for the ipod software, when a virus was detected and i clicked on heal. Several minutes later the computer started the freeze up and the desktop "refreshed" and all the .exe's on the desktop were changed into .lnk's. Every single file on the drive lost its file association so basically I can click on nothing and nothing works. I found a regfile fix but i cant run the file it wont let me. I cant access my computer, msconfig, regedit, cant run .bat files. Basically nothing works. Dont want to reformat and reinstall xp b/c i cannot find the disk had it, was installed when xp first came out and had sp1 no sp2. Is there anyone who can help m?!?! Thanks in advance for your time and hlp it is greatly appreciated.