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bstuna
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
I am running Windows XP Professional version 5.1 Service Pack 2.

Since installing Microsoft AntiSpyware product I occasionally receive a
Virtual Memory warnng while loading graphics across my local network into
Powerpoint. When I receive this message the next time I boot my icons have
the MS default and no longer work. The .lnk file extension is no longer
recognized. Something in my system registry hoses the .lnk defaults. Last
time I found a document that explined resetting the registry.

I would like info on resetting the registry (lost the article) and to know
if others have experienced this?

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:11 AM
On Fri, 13 May 2005 14:07:41 -0700, bstuna wrote:

> I am running Windows XP Professional version 5.1 Service Pack 2.
>
> Since installing Microsoft AntiSpyware product I occasionally receive a
> Virtual Memory warnng while loading graphics across my local network into
> Powerpoint. When I receive this message the next time I boot my icons have
> the MS default and no longer work. The .lnk file extension is no longer
> recognized. Something in my system registry hoses the .lnk defaults. Last
> time I found a document that explined resetting the registry.
>
> I would like info on resetting the registry (lost the article) and to know
> if others have experienced this?

System Restore, if yours updates daily, would replace the registry during
the restore process.

Also, you might be interested in a .reg file created by MVP Doug Knox that
restores the registry info for .LNK. As long is this is all that is
damaged it would be an easier fix than restoring the entire registry.
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

There is a newsgroup for MS AntiSpyware. You should post your issue there.
The development folks would be very interested in the details of the
problem that is apparently caused by this program. One workaround might be
to disable MSAS while working with PowerPoint.
http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp?ICP=spyware&sLCID=us

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


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