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Restoring Windows functionality after virus

I have an XP workstation that was infected by a virus or work that rendered Internet Explorer, Win Explorer and Control Panel inoperable. I have cleaned up the viruses, but have been unable to restore the Windows functionality. I am trying to avoid a reinstall if possible, but will complete one as a last resort.

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Your best bet is to do a repair installation using the original startup disks.

This was first published in June 2004

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