Getting error: "Profile too large" after removing virus
Posted on 2009-07-02
I did a stupid thing and opened a file I shouldn't have... and got a variant of the RENOS virus/trojan. This thing really hurt me and took days to get rid of. But... I'm now back up and running with what looks like a smoot operating system (Win XP Pro).
However, the virus replaced my desktop wallpaper with its own 'got ya' type thing. Well, now when I right-click the desktop and drill down to change the desktop wallpaper it is showing EVERY, and I mean EVERY photo I have on my machine listed in the scroll window from which I would normally chose from one of Windows XP's brief list of choices.
I am getting hte PROFILE TOO LARGE error via a balloon in my systray (icon is a red circle with white X) telling me the profile is too large and I must delete/move files before I will be allowed to reboot/shut down. (I just power off/on if need be in the interim).
I think the HUGE list of choices for wallpaper may be my issue for the large profile error.
My question is.... how do I redirect my list from EVERY PHOTO in my /My Documents/My Photos to something/somewhere else? Or... just back to normal? I am not seeing any of the default photo choices when I scroll down this LONG LONG list.