Help with laptop

  superspark 18:56 19 Jan 2007
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Can anyone please advise?
My son has a Tosh laptop and when he booted up, adwatch logged a number of events which he replied to block. Since then the icons on the desktop were incomplete ie incorrect colour.
Now we cannot open any programs including control panel programs.
I ran in safe mode through which I carried out system restore. System restore worked and the icons are now ok but it still wont open any programs.

any help appreciated...

  superspark 19:42 19 Jan 2007

bump

  Curio 19:49 19 Jan 2007

Worthy of a System file Check. Start, Run, sfc /scannow. You may need XP Disc. My HP Laptop doesn't. You will be prompted if required. Note there is one space between sfc and /scannow.

  superspark 19:52 19 Jan 2007

still comes up with "WINDOWS CANNOT OPEN THIS FILE"

  Curio 19:55 19 Jan 2007

Worthy of a System file Check. Start, Run, sfc /scannow. You may need XP Disc. My HP Laptop doesn't. You will be prompted if required. Note there is one space between sfc and /scannow.

  Ho-Lin-Sok 20:00 19 Jan 2007

Can you disable Ad watch then see if your programs load.

  superspark 20:07 19 Jan 2007

Ad aware is not running now but it still will not load any progs on desktop except Internet Explorer. in safe mode I can system restore but still no other prog will work.
Cant even run anything in Control Panel

  Curio 14:22 20 Jan 2007

You could try this.
click here
Have a read.

  woodchip 15:01 20 Jan 2007

I think you will find that adwatch as loaded a file in these programs or altered a file to stop them running. My AV on my win98se comp works like that if it see's a problem. I had to reload Netscape 7.2 only yesterday cos of the above

  superspark 15:47 20 Jan 2007

well unfortunately I have been unable to resolve it though I have tried everything I know.
I have used the Recovery Disc and reinstalled everthing and all is ok.
Thanks to everyone for the replies...

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