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    Display Properties

    When I right click my Desktop to call up the Display properties screen - it comes up but only with the 'Themes' tab in existance.



    instead of the normal multi tab screen



    I am using Windows XP Home Edition. The box was worked on several months ago by a professional technician because it would not boot up and the tech removed some malware that had corrupted some of the registry entires.

    Ideas? Suggestions? Help!

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    How about a non-destructive repair install of Windows XP?

    Fred Langa: XP's Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option

    Looks like you may have come up a little short after the malware removal. This kind of thing can happen after
    a potentially complicated malware removal, even if it seemingly wasn't complicated.

    I would avoid the "sfc /scannow" unless the service pack you currently have matches the disk in your possession.
    But you never know, it might work??

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    OS Disc in my posession is the original. On the machine is has been updated to SP3.

    I have a number of Software packages that I have legally downloaded that I don't have disc's for so formating the hard drive is not a option.

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    Can't you download the software packages again and put them on removable media (flash or CD/DVD)

    You could also download SP3 ahead of time and place it on removable media.

    The link Clint points out is for a Non-destructive rebuild. This should leave your apps, data, etc in place. Worth a try.
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