Desktop display changed

Posted: 01-20-2009, 05:19 PM
This morning when I turned on my computer (WinXP SP3), my display had
changed from Classic to Windows XP, and my font size had also changed to the
default setting. I changed them back to what I wanted but am wondering what
happened. Everything was normal when I turned off the computer last night.
The only thing that occurred beforehand was that Norton had run its usual
Monday night scan.

Any idea of what happened--and what I can do to keep it from happening
again?

Thanks much!

Jo-Anne


Desktop display changed


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RE: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-21-2009, 01:44 AM
an occasional glitch sometimes happens with computers, ie one bit off and it
changes an instruction, or causes corruption in a file somewhere, this is why
they strongly suggest you have a strong backup program in place for all those
important pictures and data.

"Jo-Anne" wrote:
> This morning when I turned on my computer (WinXP SP3), my display had
> changed from Classic to Windows XP, and my font size had also changed to the
> default setting. I changed them back to what I wanted but am wondering what
> happened. Everything was normal when I turned off the computer last night.
> The only thing that occurred beforehand was that Norton had run its usual
> Monday night scan.
>
> Any idea of what happened--and what I can do to keep it from happening
> again?
>
> Thanks much!
>
> Jo-Anne
>
>
>
Jo-Anne
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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-21-2009, 02:32 AM
Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in a
while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home, which I
hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.

Jo-Anne

"sgopus" <sgopus@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7103E7E3-793D-4E97-A7B4-EC22CDD5827D@microsoft.com...
> an occasional glitch sometimes happens with computers, ie one bit off and
> it
> changes an instruction, or causes corruption in a file somewhere, this is
> why
> they strongly suggest you have a strong backup program in place for all
> those
> important pictures and data.
>
> "Jo-Anne" wrote:
>
>> This morning when I turned on my computer (WinXP SP3), my display had
>> changed from Classic to Windows XP, and my font size had also changed to
>> the
>> default setting. I changed them back to what I wanted but am wondering
>> what
>> happened. Everything was normal when I turned off the computer last
>> night.
>> The only thing that occurred beforehand was that Norton had run its usual
>> Monday night scan.
>>
>> Any idea of what happened--and what I can do to keep it from happening
>> again?
>>
>> Thanks much!
>>
>> Jo-Anne
>>
>>
>>

PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-21-2009, 02:58 AM
[Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored any of
these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]

Jo-Anne wrote:
> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in a
> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home, which
> I
> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
Jo-Anne
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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-21-2009, 04:27 AM
No, the PC with the screwed up display is my old desktop computer; it's the
new laptop that has compacting issues. And I didn't restore to the laptop
any of my Acronis backups.

I installed individual programs on the new laptop, and I used OEQB to
"restore" my Outlook Express identities and files to it.

Jo-Anne

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> [Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored any
> of these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]
>
> Jo-Anne wrote:
>> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in a
>> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home,
>> which I
>> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
>

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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-22-2009, 09:52 PM
But it's the machine with Norton?! I see...

Jo-Anne wrote:
> No, the PC with the screwed up display is my old desktop computer; it's
> the
> new laptop that has compacting issues...
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eRiRHU3eJHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> [Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored any
>> of these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]
>>
>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in a
>>> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home,
>>> which I
>>> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
Jo-Anne
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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-23-2009, 03:05 AM
Yes, it is the one running Norton. Tell you what. When I return from a
couple-week trip, I'll get rid of Norton.

However, I have to add that my non-Norton computer just did something really
bad (in my opinion). I'm running Avira AntiVir on the laptop (the computer
with the problem with OE compacting). Today, I ran the AntiVir Rootkit
checker--and when I came back to check on its progress, I was faced with the
blue screen of death. In all the years that I've had WinXP and Norton on my
desktop computer, I've NEVER gotten the blue screen. So why on the laptop as
I was running an AntiVir program?

Did you notice, by the way, that I responded to your last post at OE about
my compacting problem?

Thanks much!

Jo-Anne

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> But it's the machine with Norton?! I see...
>
> Jo-Anne wrote:
>> No, the PC with the screwed up display is my old desktop computer; it's
>> the
>> new laptop that has compacting issues...
>>
>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:eRiRHU3eJHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> [Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored
>>> any
>>> of these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]
>>>
>>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>>> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in a
>>>> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home,
>>>> which I
>>>> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
>

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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-23-2009, 09:16 PM
At the risk running OT in one of your threads again...

What was the STOP error displayed on the BSOD?

Why did you run Avira AntiRootkit Tool? Is it the beta v1.0.1.17?

Jo-Anne wrote:
> Yes, it is the one running Norton. Tell you what. When I return from a
> couple-week trip, I'll get rid of Norton.
>
> However, I have to add that my non-Norton computer just did something
> really
> bad (in my opinion). I'm running Avira AntiVir on the laptop (the computer
> with the problem with OE compacting). Today, I ran the AntiVir Rootkit
> checker--and when I came back to check on its progress, I was faced with
> the
> blue screen of death. In all the years that I've had WinXP and Norton on
> my
> desktop computer, I've NEVER gotten the blue screen. So why on the laptop
> as
> I was running an AntiVir program?
>
> Did you notice, by the way, that I responded to your last post at OE about
> my compacting problem?
>
>> But it's the machine with Norton?! I see...
>>
>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>> No, the PC with the screwed up display is my old desktop computer; it's
>>> the
>>> new laptop that has compacting issues...
>>>
>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:eRiRHU3eJHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>> [Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored
>>>> any
>>>> of these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]
>>>>
>>>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>>>> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in a
>>>>> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home,
>>>>> which I
>>>>> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
Jo-Anne
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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-23-2009, 11:50 PM
I don't know what the STOP error was and didn't know what to look for. I
tried doing a screen print of the blue screen, but nothing happened when I
went to paste it after I restarted the computer. Maybe I should have taken a
picture of it with my camera. I ran the Rootkit tool because I was told the
regular Avira scan doesn't look for rootkits but this one does. It appears
to be part of the regular program, though, and my version is 8.2.0.337. I
run it now and then (at the suggestion of some people at the Avira support
forum). I've never had a problem with it before.

Jo-Anne

"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> At the risk running OT in one of your threads again...
>
> What was the STOP error displayed on the BSOD?
>
> Why did you run Avira AntiRootkit Tool? Is it the beta v1.0.1.17?
>
> Jo-Anne wrote:
>> Yes, it is the one running Norton. Tell you what. When I return from a
>> couple-week trip, I'll get rid of Norton.
>>
>> However, I have to add that my non-Norton computer just did something
>> really
>> bad (in my opinion). I'm running Avira AntiVir on the laptop (the
>> computer
>> with the problem with OE compacting). Today, I ran the AntiVir Rootkit
>> checker--and when I came back to check on its progress, I was faced with
>> the
>> blue screen of death. In all the years that I've had WinXP and Norton on
>> my
>> desktop computer, I've NEVER gotten the blue screen. So why on the laptop
>> as
>> I was running an AntiVir program?
>>
>> Did you notice, by the way, that I responded to your last post at OE
>> about
>> my compacting problem?
>>
>>> But it's the machine with Norton?! I see...
>>>
>>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>>> No, the PC with the screwed up display is my old desktop computer; it's
>>>> the
>>>> new laptop that has compacting issues...
>>>>
>>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:eRiRHU3eJHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>>> [Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored
>>>>> any
>>>>> of these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]
>>>>>
>>>>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>>>>> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in
>>>>>> a
>>>>>> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home,
>>>>>> which I
>>>>>> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
>

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Re: Desktop display changed
Posted: 01-24-2009, 12:03 AM
If you think the utility caused the STOP error, contact Avira Support.
Otherwise, I wouldn't run the AntiRootkit Tool if there's no reason to do so
other than curiosty or boredom.

Patient (demonstrating): "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"
Doctor: "Dont do that."

<rimshot>

Jo-Anne wrote:
> I don't know what the STOP error was and didn't know what to look for. I
> tried doing a screen print of the blue screen, but nothing happened when I
> went to paste it after I restarted the computer. Maybe I should have taken
> a
> picture of it with my camera. I ran the Rootkit tool because I was told
> the
> regular Avira scan doesn't look for rootkits but this one does. It appears
> to be part of the regular program, though, and my version is 8.2.0.337. I
> run it now and then (at the suggestion of some people at the Avira support
> forum). I've never had a problem with it before.
>
>> At the risk running OT in one of your threads again...
>>
>> What was the STOP error displayed on the BSOD?
>>
>> Why did you run Avira AntiRootkit Tool? Is it the beta v1.0.1.17?
>>
>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>> Yes, it is the one running Norton. Tell you what. When I return from a
>>> couple-week trip, I'll get rid of Norton.
>>>
>>> However, I have to add that my non-Norton computer just did something
>>> really
>>> bad (in my opinion). I'm running Avira AntiVir on the laptop (the
>>> computer
>>> with the problem with OE compacting). Today, I ran the AntiVir Rootkit
>>> checker--and when I came back to check on its progress, I was faced with
>>> the
>>> blue screen of death. In all the years that I've had WinXP and Norton on
>>> my
>>> desktop computer, I've NEVER gotten the blue screen. So why on the
>>> laptop
>>> as
>>> I was running an AntiVir program?
>>>
>>> Did you notice, by the way, that I responded to your last post at OE
>>> about
>>> my compacting problem?
>>>
>>>> But it's the machine with Norton?! I see...
>>>>
>>>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>>>> No, the PC with the screwed up display is my old desktop computer;
>>>>> it's
>>>>> the
>>>>> new laptop that has compacting issues...
>>>>>
>>>>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:eRiRHU3eJHA.5844@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> [Is this the PC with OE compacting issues? Have you used or restored
>>>>>> any
>>>>>> of these Acronis backups and did the backup include your OE data?]
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Jo-Anne wrote:
>>>>>>> Thank you for your reassurance! I know strange things happen once in
>>>>>>> a
>>>>>>> while--and I do full backups regularly with Acronis True Image Home,
>>>>>>> which I
>>>>>>> hope is substantial protection against a major glitch.
 
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