copy/past issues...Control panel icons lined left..Add/Remove programs does not show up

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I have Win server 2000 service pack 1  and today I notice that i cannot copy and past. I cannot move desktop icons. All icons in Control Panel is lined on left and Add/Remove programs does not show up. ...empty with one line of text on top "Change or Remove programs Add new programs Add/Remove new components". Latly, i  wanted to install Add-on component - SMTP servece(IIS) from intallation disk. I supected that  messing around with it caused the problems, but after reinstlling all of IIS components, it did not solve the problem.
Any ideas?
Question by:margotsk
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    I saw this on about 30 of our computers a couple weeks ago.  they all came at about the same time.
    We maintain a standard image for all of our computers and it was easier to run the imaging over again.

    I am assuming it was due to a virus.
    try for a free online virus scan if you do not have one.

    ensure that the virus scanner you are using is updated to very latest definitions.
    good luck

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