Windows XP box wont run any programs...
Posted on 2006-11-08
Have an windows XP box ( I think got a virus (not sure) ) that wont allow you to dlbl click any icon on the desk top.
When you do, it asks you to pick a program. Kind of like when you a associate file types with file extensions.
I tried to boot the computer into save mode, but it just re-rebooted when I did. I cannot get to System restor to try and go back a few days to when it was working.
What are my options? I can pop in a CD and reformat and install but that is kind of drastic. Is there a way to restor the os with out loosing my programs and saved files? Or do you have any other recommendations?