I run Windows XP home with Norton I.S.2008 and Spybot Search & Destroy, (both run daily and regularly updated), and C Cleaner weekly. Last week the HP Scanner icon disappeared from the desktop, and also from the programmes. I re-installed the software and restored function, since when each time I enter my password on booting up I get the above message, followed by "This application has failed to start because gdiplus.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. OK" I click OK, the window disappears, and all appears normal, until I open my Calendar on MS Works, and find it completely blank, past, present and future. Please HELP. Arrow.
Hello technotiger and brundle, Thank you both for your patience. I create a new restore point every Sunday, and have gone back as far as early Nov, but it says there have been no changes!! However, when I tried to make a new entry in the calendar this am, it did nothing, but when I entered it again it accepted it, and the entire calendar came back, much to my delight. However, I still get the same message after typing in my password on boot up. However, I also have Acronis true image back up from Nov. (I think), but I assume it would be necessary to wipe clean the hard drive before re-installing, and I don't know how, or if it is worth the trouble just to get rid of the window on bootup which goes away by clicking OK. Please advise a computer dinosaur. Many thanks, Arrow.
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