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Some function not working in XP. I think I know the answer but want to see if any work arounds.

I am clean of any viruses but I can't open system restore, msconfig, properties of event view, windows live photo gallery, and help and support as of now. There might be more but that is all right now. I ran sfc /scannow and nothing new.

I am guessing a repair install of XP or anyother options?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Probably a repair but just make sure you are completely clean first
Try Rogue Killer followed by (without rebooting) MalwareBytes AntiMalware
When you say you can't open them, what does that mean?

Do you see a flash of something, then nothing?
Does nothing at all happen?

If you can open task manager, try to open something that does not appear to open, then immediately look in task manager to see if it is running.

If it is not, look to see how many svchost processes are running. Now try to open something, then look at svchost processes again. Is there and additional one?
Does this happen with any profile or only one. If it's only one you can re-create that easily enough.
If SFC SCANNOW failed you can usually correct the problems with a Repair. Although a Repair is not designed to over write data it's always good to take precautions and copy your data.
You may also have to reinstall Service Pack 3 along with some Hotfixes. Make sure you have your network drivers handy as well. Normally a Repair does not blow the NIC software. But on rare occassions I have seen this happen.
try marlwarebytes like MASQUERAID suggested.

looks like the virus has gone but its changed sys files etc so you cant run as before

see if this sorts it....

then even try hijack this.....

leave system restore to last point i say
calitechAuthor Commented:
Repair install is all that was needed

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