Recent Virus Damage - Help please

  johndrew 11:57 28 Jan 2006

I recently had virus JS_FORTNIGHT.M which severely damaged the OS and web access. I managed to recover eventually by using a major repair but the problem has left me with one scar (I found to date) that I am unable to repair.

When double clicking on `My Computer` the window opens and shows icons but they are no longer organised into groups with headers (Files Stored On This Computer, Hard Disk Drives & Devices With Removable Storage) separated by lines as they were previously.

Can anyone please advise me how to get this back. I am running XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.

  Fellsider 12:01 28 Jan 2006

Arrange icons by
type (ensure 'show in groups' is ticked also)

  Fellsider 12:02 28 Jan 2006

That is in the 'My Computer' screen

  johndrew 13:49 28 Jan 2006

All up and running now. Many thanks.

For any others that encounter this virus...

Perhaps I should have mentioned before; the virus disabled AVG, corrupted my Windows Product Activation file besides the additional damage to the OS.

Fortunately I keep a copy of Trend Micro Sys Clean upto date and it was that which eventually killed it and allowed a repair. Any attempt to repair prior to killing it was pointless as it did damage as the repair was taking place.

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