Sunday, September 28, 2008

No Icons on XP Desktop after Cleaning Infected System.

No Icons on XP Desktop

Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP, and other such software miscreants can leave an XP desktop with no icons, no taskbar. They boot up normally otherwise and are clean of malware, Trojans, root-kits, etc., but those bad programs have leveraged their hooks into the operating system's start up although all startup locations seem clean and none of the cleaners are detecting this registry change as a problem (at least not at the time of this post).

There is a solution, a simple reg fix that all the big time tech forums didn't have an answer to. It can be found right here http://pctechnow.blogspot.com/2008/08/cant-find-explorerexe-when-run-from.html . The answer most given as a solution to XP starting up with no desktop icons and taskbar or desktop icons have disapeared, soon to replaced by this blogger's, was to re-install the operating system. This was too drastic of a move for me for this problem and besides doing a re-install won't cure the problem. Doing a complete new install would. The tech forums will find this blogger's answer and it will be the default answer to this problem on all the forums and other sites (they should at least acknowledge to where the answer came from by linking to the posts, that's the right thing to do).

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Can't open attachments with Outlook Web Access (OWA).

http://pctechgo.blogspot.com/2008/09/attachmentashx-message-when-opening.html

This solution did the trick for a client that was having some file attachment issues. The file attachments couldn't be opened or saved. The operating system was Microsoft windows XP and the browser version was IE7 (Internet Explorer 7). The same fix can be applied to a Vista desktop operating system using Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) but the user would have seen a different error message. The fact that in neither case attachments can't be opened for viewing or editing not can attachments be saved with OWA. the Microsoft Exchange server version was Microsoft exchange 2007. There are configuration changes required on the server. This is desktop client side solution. One of the obvious points of how this error if displayed is not a server side problem is that if another browser is used from the same desktop that's not working when using IE7, the other browser such as FireFox works without any setting changes. In addition, other users are not experiencing the same problem.

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