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Old 10. Jun 2011, 05:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Some how I've pulled up Windows Media Center an I can't get out of IT I've lost my Internet Explorer icon and my desktop icons are looking odd Need help to get back to normal Any ideas what I did wrong??

Thanks,
Diane
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Old 11. Jun 2011, 02:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No, but then I can't exactly follow what you've done. Have you tried doing a restart? If this didn't work you could try doing a system restore.
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Old 11. Jun 2011, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Also, if something strange starts happening to your PC for no apparent reason it's always worth scanning for malware.

Malwarebytes and HitmanPro are good choices to begin with.
This malware removal guide is a useful resource (author is a member here), go straight to "step 2". It has links to the relevant downloads and user guides.
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Old 30. Jun 2011, 03:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Some how I've pulled up Windows Media Center an I can't get out of IT I've lost my Internet Explorer icon and my desktop icons are looking odd Need help to get back to normal Any ideas what I did wrong??

Thanks,
Diane
Try looking for an auto refocus on your monitor.
It sounds like someone may have messed with some buttons but also bear in mind that Windows Vista and 7 don't like older CRT Monitors and can often screw up the refresh rate leaving the wrong resolution on Media Center.

Also check your graphics card drivers are up to date which is vital with Windows 7.
Although 7 will run Vista drivers, hardware vendors have been quick to issue updates as some reg hacks that Microsoft done to give 7 a more crisper and quicker feel have not went down well with the original Vista drivers.

I have a Geforce 8400GS that ran like a pig on an old Vista driver and has had 3 updates since then which have made a massive difference to performance.
On the old Vista driver after reboot my screen size would go to 1280x1024 which is not my default rate and i had half a screen with bits missing, after a driver update it was fixed..
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