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Xp Labtop Is In Bad Shape

Q: Xp Labtop Is In Bad Shape

A: Xp Labtop Is In Bad Shape

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PROBLEM : My PC is running very very Slow. My system sometimes says "DISK ERROR" and Windows does not start. And it is taking tons of time to run an application. I was unable to generate HJT log in "Normal mode". Whenever I try to do a scan of HJT in NORMAL MODE my system restarts before the scan is complete. SO I did HJT scan in Safe mode. It took almost 1 hour to get this log. Here is the log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:52:47 PM, on 4/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
F:\software\anti-virus\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\at.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.opm-2.com/
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Expl... Read more

A:MY PC IS in Bad Shape

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Hello all,

This is my first time using these forums. However, I have had the pleasure of using BC's site for finding processes and other info. I really appreciate this community and everyone's help. I look forward to actively contributing, helping, and learning as well.

Attached is a DSS log file (MAIN.txt & EXTRA.txt). Some of the problems might already be resolved since the computer I'm working on doesn't have internet so I'm transferring the logs via flash drive and I've already installed Avast, did a boot scan and delete, ran Adaware 08 and SuperAntiSpyware on Smart scans since the computer would lock up with full scans.

|I appreciate any responses.

Thank you

It also is infected with 444.470 virus that I do not know how to get rid of as well as portsv.exe ?

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Hello, I was sent here by the virus and malware forum after it was noticed that my logs showed some errors.

Symptoms include:
chkdsk runs at every startup, it doesn't find anything.
Cannot update to windows vista sp1.
occasionally random services fail, like superfetch or host processing

I have attached the logs I sent to the malware forum because they contain all the errors. (they are a .txt because it says the .zip is already uploaded on the other thread)

Thanks for your time and help!

I would suggest that you rid your system of Symantec/ Norton.

Download the Norton Removal Tool (NRT); save to desktop. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the NRT icon and select Run as Administrator. When complete - re-boot.

NRT - ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

Reset the Windows Firewall to its default settings -
START | type FirewallSettings.exe into the start search box | click on FirewallSettings.exe above | select the Advanced Tab | click on "Restore Defaults" | Click Apply, OK

I would recommend MS Security Essentials --> http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi. My computer is freezing up, my system restore CD wont run, I was getting a "mprexe has caused an error in kernel32.dll, but its not now after instructions from geekgirl, but it is still in bad shape. And netscape is acting crazy...popping on out of nowhere, at start up, etc. I noticed "Avast" which is a virus detector on my system uses mprexe, so hmmm. But, here is the log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:37:50 PM, on 12/29/2005
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LAVASOFT\PERSONAL FIREWALL\LPFW.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ALWIL SOFTWARE\AVAST4\ASHWEBSV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\TURBONOTE\TBNOTE.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\STARTUP MONITOR\STARTUPMONITOR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Make sure to close any open browsers. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click 'Kill process' for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't... Read more

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Can someone please tell me what I need to get rid of? THANKS!

Steve

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:59:51 PM, on 6/13/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0100)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ANTIVIR PERSONALEDITION CLASSIC\SCHEDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DELL\RESOLUTION ASSISTANT\COMMON\BIN\RXMON9X.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOTIVE\MOTMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ANTIVIR PERSONALEDITION CLASSIC\AVGCTRL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WASHER\WASHER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NIKON\PICTUREPROJECT\NKBMONITOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\TD_0005.DIR\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank

Hello guitarded_1 and welcome to TSF,

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out these instructions.

Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

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ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/cureit/drweb-cureit.exe Do not run it yet.

Download CWShredder and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree and check for updates. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and then click OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

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Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.
5) Login on your usual account. Make sure to close any open browsers.

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Here it is. All search engines redirect me to fake sites. After about 30 minutes of being on the computer i get a WIN32 error and it needs to close. I cant get the gmer log because the comp freezes but here is the DDS file: If you need more i will try but it is not looking good. I am almost ready to scrap the comp but i figured i would give a tech board a try. I really appreciate any help i can get. Thanks in advance

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mfevtps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe

A:I'm in rough shape

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I've pretty much given up hope on fixing my computer, but i really need to get my files off the hard drive. One day my son was just playing his computer game and it froze so he shut off the computer, and about an hour later when i tried to go on it would not go past the Windows XP loading.. i can't even get into safe mood or attempt to scrub my hard drive if i wanted to. Does anyone know a way that i can get some files off my hard drive?
Mandy

Try a repair install . . boot from the XP installation disc, ( watch for the "Strike any key to boot from CD" prompt) . . do not select the first repair, select install and at the next screen if you have a choice of "Repair the current installation" choose that. If you do nto have that prompt, you will not be able to do a repair

A repair install should not destroy data.

If that fails, you can install the Hard drive as a slave in another XP machine and copy files.

Good luck . . wrs

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hello guys, i really don't know how to deal with illustrator at the moment because i am new to this application, how could i possibly see other shape tool, like elliptical etc.?

pls i need your help, i've tried right clicking it but nothing happen, what keys should i need to press so i can see other stuff..

anyway the version of my Illustrator is CS5.15 ?

A:[Help] I can't see other shape tool

The shortcut key is M seen after Rectangle Tool. Click M, what happens?

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I'm in XP and sometimes my cursor is a blinking square instead of the vertical bar that I prefer particularly in Outlook Express--How do I change that attribute in the programs?

Don

A:Cursor Shape

dmoritz said:

I'm in XP and sometimes my cursor is a blinking square instead of the vertical bar that I prefer particularly in Outlook Express--How do I change that attribute in the programs?

DonClick to expand...

I have win2k pro, but this feature has been consistent thru multiple OS's. YOU should find in start - settings - control panel - mouse the windows that will allow you to select how your mouse looks and functions...doc

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I tried for what seemed like forever to get this system to shut down before resorting to hitting the power off button. This log was taken after a restart and the system was running a whole lot better. Can anyone see what might be getting in the way? Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:43:36 PM, on 04/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates1.exe
C:\$compwell\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01 R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.excal.on.ca/ R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http:/... Read more A:XP Home in bad shape Put a tick by the following and after closing all open windows have hijack FIX them R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01 R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.excal.on.ca/ R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ca6.hpwis.com/ R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows SyncroAd] C:\Program Files\Windows SyncroAd\SyncroAd.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BullsEye Network] C:\Program Files\BullsEye Network\bin\bargains.exe O8 - Extra context menu item: Web Rebates - file://C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\Sy1150\Tp1150\scri1150a.htm O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_f...8d3650d0ef905c5 O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} (Web P2P Installer) - __________________ Also delete these in Safe mode C:\Program Files\Windows SyncroAd\SyncroAd.exe C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe C:\Program Files\Windows SyncroAd\WinSync.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates1.exe 1 more replies Answer Match 42.42% Hi I got a computer that a teenager uses and it's so bad that it takes forever to startup, multiple pop ups nonstop, when using the Internet I get a pop up saying "the page at zcahqt.Com says: your java version is outdated, have security risk, please update now!" If I don't update then it freezes the browser usually. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you A:computer is in bad shape Welcome aboard Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked: Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more 26 more replies Answer Match 42.42% my log..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:07:19 PM, on 6/6/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\1XConfig.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\outlook\outlook.exeC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\jmrotsvu.exeC:\WINDOWS\avp.exeC:\WINDOWS\smgr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\... Read more A:Help! My Computer Is In Bad Shape! Hello,I notice that you do not seem to be running Antivirus software and a Firewall. This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install them first!!Avira, AVG OR Active Virus Shield (uncheck the Security Toolbar during install) are good FREE antivirus.Never install more than one antivirusscanner or firewall on your system! Several together can give problems and decrease the reliability of it seriously!Comodo OR Kerio are FREE firewalls. Understanding and using firewallsReboot your computer afterwards.After reboot, perform a full scan with your Antivirus and let it remove anything it is finding. Then reboot once again in order to delete files that were in use previously.Post a new HijackThislog in your next reply - then we'll start from there, because it really makes no sense otherwise that we clean this up manually if an Antivirusscan is not present which should be able to deal with most and prevent further reinfection. 2 more replies Answer Match 42.42% One morning I got up for work and figured I'd shut my PC down for the day. It didn't shut down right, and ultimately I had to hold the power button in until it clicked off. I tried to start it up again, to see if the problem would work itself out, but I got no display response from my monitor. I tried a different monitor - no good. I put another video card in - no good, with either monitor. I tried some other things, but ultimately bought a new motherboard to see if it would help. Now, on this board, when i hit the power button my fans start up, but nothing else seems to happen. No beeps, or processing, or display. If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated. I'm running a p4 2.4 with 1gb of pc2700 ddr. i've got the ati 9700 pro, 2 hard drives, two cd drives (one's a dvd), and floppy of course. My problem might be with the power supply, or maybe even with the processor, I'm really unsure. Thanks in advance. A:Meh PC's in bad shape. Can't tell what's wrong. You may indeed want to try a new powersupply before you do anthing else. If its you're P/S you risk damaging the other parts. Waht make/model is the P/S and how many watts? That said, make sure you have the jumpers set up correctly on the new motherboard - check FBS and most importantly the Clear CMOS jumper - its hould be in the Normal position. Also it could be shorting on the case or a bad connection. Try seeting the mobo up outide the case with only 1 stick of ram, video card, and CPU and H/S fan and see if it starts. Do not attach any drives or other cards. 2 more replies Answer Match 42.42% Hello, I have a shape control that is a circle. I am wanting it to flash several times. I know I will need a for/loop, but how do I code the flash part and also so it flashes slow. thanks, Dabeartn A:Flashing Shape 7 more replies Answer Match 42% Computer Specs: Acer Model M5641, E2200 Windows Home Vista Premium 4GB 500GB Summary of problems: OneCare disabled/unable to uninstall/reinstall Control Panel-freezes, blank screen, freezes when uninstalling IE8-cannot launch browser unless in safe mode When I try to login outside of safe mode the screen goes blank after entering password and i have to restart computer. When I selected the option to repair my computer (after hitting F8 upon restarting) I got a warning to check for viruses and that the computer has been shut down. The techs for OneCare were not able to gain remote access to my computer and they believe the computer requires a repair or restore. The techs at Acer believe I have a virus. I noticed browser problems after updating my to IE8. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 12:57:52 PM, on 6/25/2009 Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702) Boot mode: Safe mode with network support Running processes: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896 R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Inter... Read more A:HijackThis Log-Computer in Bad Shape 9 more replies Answer Match 42% hi recently, after starting up my PC and being on the desktop, my computer freezes (for example i click on a program or file and the computer just stops working, forcing me to manually reboot). A few days ago, when i rebooted as a result of this i got several error messages: SynTPEnh.exe - Bad image C:/windows/system32/synTPAPI.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. I had the same messages with the following three files: OPENGL32.dll - Bad image RtHDVCpl.exe is either not designed...etc rundll32.exe - Bad image AClayers.dll is either not designed...etc After that I tried to do a system restore point. I could not do it, as my PC prompted me with the following message: 'The disk (C) has errors. Windows has detected file system corruption on C.' I tried to Check the disk. I could NOT automatically fix system errors as it said that the disk (C) is in use and i can only schedule a Checkdisk at next startup. I did however manage to do the second option of Checkdisk (scan) which was completed and it said it found some problems and fixed them and put them into a folder named 'FOUND'. Afterwards I still could not fix file system errors automatically though. I rebooted and CHKDSK started. It gave me a a list of messages along this line: 'Recovering orphaned file ... into directory file ....' Then the PC rebooted and all seemed fine, for two days...Today i again experienced a freeze of my desktop (when clicking on a pr... Read more A:virus or disk in bad shape? please help me on this one. Today i got another freeze, now the 'run' command on my start menu is gone...i have a feeling there's some kind of virus active here... 3 more replies Answer Match 42% I am trying recreate a stage in Visio 2003. What I have is a section of stage that slides under another section of stage. I am using a door as an example. where you can grab a control handle to open or close the door but can't figure out how to put the control handle on there. Unlike the door which has one pivot point the stage section does not piviot it just slides. Any Ideas? thanks for the help. More replies Answer Match 42% Does anybody know how to manually resize the note shape in a Visio 2003 UML diagram? Thanks! azvisio More replies Answer Match 42% Is there any utility to detect all the HTTP request from a computer ? What I mean is (for example) - what is the exact shape of an HTTP request made by Yahoo Messenger / MSN Messenger when you send a SMS message - or by any other very specific tools - so just visiting the "History" folder doesn't really help me ... ? Thank you in advance for any kind of advice on this ! More replies Answer Match 42% Here's a copy of the notepad I recorded today, after spending a couple of hours trying to bring this thing back up to near normal speed...do you see anything obvious? Thanks! -Dad Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 11:19:48 PM, on 8/11/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe C:\Program Files\WindowsSA\omniscient.exe C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe C:\PROGRA~1\MyWay\bar\7.bin\mwsoemon.exe c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe C... Read more A:Is my daughter's computer in bad shape? Hi and Welcome to TSF Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition Spybot Search & Destroy CWShredder Also make sure you are using the the latest version (1.99.1) of HijackThis and it's installed in it's own folder on the root drive. (C:\HJT) Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible. Please make sure system restore is enabled by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn OFF System Restore and make sure it?s NOT checked. We want system restore ON and monitoring your current hard drive. Once your clean we will turn this off and then back on to remove the infection from the restore folder and create a clean restore point. Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. *NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temp/temporary folders and does not make backups. Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Open add/remove programs and remove the following IF listed. MyWay/Mybar Messenger Plus 3 Search Assistant Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for eac... Read more 1 more replies Answer Match 42% I'm trying to crop out a portion of a picture using the hexagon shape in Paint. I get it positioned, but then I can't figure out how to crop it and save it. The crop button is not available to use when the shape buttons are in use. If I just "save", it saves the entire picture, not the cropped area. Thanks for any help. A:Using shape tool in Paint It seems to work fine for me, see the examples below: 9 more replies Answer Match 42% Dear Experts In Microsoft paint which shape should I used to modify the attached drawing ( i.e. inclined red rectangle). I want to change the border to a different color I was thinking to use diamond (second row , second shape from the left) but that didn't help because its orientation doesn't match the drawing orientation Thanks A:What shape should I used to modify this attachment Is this "change" to your pic what you want to do ? 5 more replies Answer Match 42% I was helped before with this, but my friends computer need help badly. Random pop ups plague the screen at all times. Random things get installed, Internet explorer's start page always changes (Or i can't change it from what it turned to) (i've been running CWShreder, Spybot, Norton and Hijack this ..deleting only what i knew didn't belong.) If anyone can help solve this i would really apreciate it. Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2 Scan saved at 5:32:42 PM, on 6/18/2004 Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\pcs\pcsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\WINDOWS\cbhz.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\SahAgent.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\ndllzxy.exe C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\i... Read more A:[Solved] Computer in BAD shape 16 more replies Answer Match 42% Hi guys, after cleaning this computer of a virus I received through a torrent file(as you can see in this thread it's still had it's fair share of problems. After it was apparently cleaned, the internet connection was suddenly incredibly slow, worse than dial up even, and I notice that the CPU Usage very easily goes to 100 percent. It often freezes up as well. AVG, ewido, Spybot, Adaware, and even the Panda Software Active Scan all show up with absolutely nothing after scanning. I tried to just reinstall XP, but after it restarts, it comes to the blue screen that asks for the disc and does nothing after pressing enter. That's said to have been since I'm using a copy, though that doesn't make sense seeing as I've used the same disc to install XP on the same computer with no problem. Anyway, if you can help me figure this out it'd be much appreciated. I'm very soon going off to college and the computer in question is my mother's, so she'll need this one fixed as I'll be taking my lap top with me. I've tried everything I can think of, and nothing has worked, even system recovery, so if you could help me figure out what in the world is causing all the problems I'd be incredibly thankful. Thank you. Here's a WPFInd and Hijack This log to start: A:computer still in bad shape after cleaning 12 more replies Answer Match 42% Ran Ad-aware, spybot, cwshredder and installed spyguard and spyblaster just trying to get through this some stuff could not be removed with adaware. Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2 Scan saved at 11:28:57 PM, on 9/22/2004 Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATI2EVXX.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPLPR.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPENH.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\BROADJUMP\CLIENT FOUNDATION\CFD.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOTIVE\MOTMON.EXE C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE C:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PRPCUI.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMANTEC_CLIENT_SECURITY\SYMANTEC ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SED\SED.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\PANICWARE\POP-UP STOPPER FREE EDITION\PSFREE.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZZE84.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPBBF5.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGMAIN.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGBHP.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYBOT - SEARCH & DESTROY\S... Read more A:HijackTHis Log Need Help-computer in bad shape Turn off system restore. On the desktop, right-click on My Computer, click properties, click system restore tab, check turn off system restore, click apply and then OK. Restart your computer. Once your system is clean you will turn it back on and create a new restore point. Run this uninstaller to get rid of the peper.a trojan: http://www.zerosrealm.com/downloads/uninst.exe *Note: Just click on the uninst.exe and let it run. When it is finished it will just close. There will be no dialogue. Also you must be connected to the internet for the uninstaller to be effective. Go to Control Panel - Add/Remove programs and remove: SED BroadJump Rescan with Hijack This, close all browser windows except Hijack This, put a check mark beside these entries and click “fix checked”. R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {965A592F-8EFA-4250-8630-7960230792F1} - (no file) O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {5EF8B976-6D2D-4886-9559-49FE4E47DF5E} - (no file) O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [stcinstaller] c:\installer\id53.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [aqadcup] C:\WINDOWS\aqadcup.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [[email protected]@AN] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Rydo84km.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SESync] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\SED\SED.EXE&qu... Read more 1 more replies Answer Match 42% I have a Linksys WRT54GL wireless router running Tomato v1.24 firmware. Behind that router, I have a desktop running Win7 Ultimate and a number of laptops running XP, Vista, and various Linux distros. I use the desktop mainly as a storage box/file server, but it's also a media server and torrent box as well as general browser/email use. When moving files around between computers, especially when I have torrents running, everything slows to a crawl on all the computers connected to my AP and moving a few GB of files from a lappy to the desktop can take hours. I want to prioritize the traffic on my LAN so that file transfers between computers take priority over, say, torrents, but not necessarily over browsing or email. I've searched the Google, but I'm mainly coming up with a bunch of articles from pre-2005 that seem to be pitching a vertain brand of router more than explaining how to prioritize your network traffic. I've looked into QoS, but from what I've read, that's more for shaping traffic to/from the internet, not necessarily local traffic. Is there a way, short of getting another Linux box to act as a router/firewall or dedicated server, to prioritize my local traffic over stuff coming in from outside? A:A way to prioritize/shape traffic on LAN? Quote: Originally Posted by jwalk I have a Linksys WRT54GL wireless router running Tomato v1.24 firmware. Behind that router, I have a desktop running Win7 Ultimate and a number of laptops running XP, Vista, and various Linux distros. I use the desktop mainly as a storage box/file server, but it's also a media server and torrent box as well as general browser/email use. When moving files around between computers, especially when I have torrents running, everything slows to a crawl on all the computers connected to my AP and moving a few GB of files from a lappy to the desktop can take hours. I want to prioritize the traffic on my LAN so that file transfers between computers take priority over, say, torrents, but not necessarily over browsing or email. I've searched the Google, but I'm mainly coming up with a bunch of articles from pre-2005 that seem to be pitching a vertain brand of router more than explaining how to prioritize your network traffic. I've looked into QoS, but from what I've read, that's more for shaping traffic to/from the internet, not necessarily local traffic. Is there a way, short of getting another Linux box to act as a router/firewall or dedicated server, to prioritize my local traffic over stuff coming in from outside? Hi and welcome Are you using "homegroup" for networking? Homegroup is for win 7 only networks. Since you have at least Linux, win 7, and vists/xp, yoou should be using workgr... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 42% here's the log.. This is the hijack log I got. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 10:35:24 PM, on 11/14/2006 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe C:\Program Files\iVideoCodec\pmsngr.exe C:\Program Files\iVideoCodec\isamonitor.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe C:\PROGRA~1\PRINTV~1\pvmodule.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\{14C20F6A-05DA-1033-1009-011229030001}\Update.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\iVideoCodec\isamini.exe C:\Program Files\iVideoCodec\pmmon.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\VirusBursters\virusbursters.exe C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe C:\DOCUME~1\Abhi\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.109\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: DeskbarBHO - {A8B28872-3324-4CD2-8AA3-7D555C872D96} - C:\Program Files\Deskbar\deskbar.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {274c0420-ebe0-4f1d-b473-edd1aa9b85dd} - C:\Program... Read more

A:My computer in critical shape...help!!!

Before you proceed with these instructions, please move HijackThis into a separate folder of its own in program files or my documents but not in the temporary files, so that it can create proper back-ups which can be restored, if necessary.

Extract (unzip) the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.
Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

Warning: Do not run Option #2 until you are instructed to do so. Running option #2 on a non infected computer will remove your Desktop background.

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I was having tremendous problems with a Lenovo laptop. Called their tech support and they stepped me through falling back to an earlier running version, 'Oct. 13, 2008' to be exact. The backup seemed to proceed alright. But now on the first reboot after this fall back I'm getting the message, "NTLDR is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" But when I do that I just keep getting the same message over and over. I THINK I'm so close to having this back up and running buuuuuuut.... How do I uncompress what ever this NTLDR so it will finish booting up

Thank you for any help
Aaron

A:Trying to restore from Backup. Might be in bad shape now.

You'll need to boot to the Recovery Console.
Boot with the XP OS CD:

When you boot from the CD, the following is displayed:
On a black screen:
Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration...
Screen turns Blue, and Windows Setup is displayed at the top.
at the bottom is displayed the following in sequence:
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver
Press F2 to run Automated System Recovery (ASR)...
Title changes to Windows XP Professional Setup

The options to setup or repair Windows are displayed
Choose To repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console, press R.
You may need to choose the Windows installation if you have a dual boot system
You will need to enter the Administrator password unless you previously disabled that requirement; if it's blank, just press enter.

Once in the Recovery Console, type the following three commands:
CD \
attrib -c ntldr
exit

If your PC came with a Recovery CD rather than an OS CD, it may have an option to boot to the Recovery Console.
Note that if you have a SATA hard drive, you may need to provide the SATA drivers on a Floppy when the system prompts Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver. If you don't have a floppy, there may be a BIOS setting that will switch the controller between IDE Compatibility mode and AHCI mode. Set it to IDE Compatibility to get into the Recovery console, then set it back when... Read more

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My computer doesn't run like it used to. I freed up about 20 gigs of space today by deleting old files and games. When I used MS Defrag to analyze my drive, average fragments per file was 3.25, and drive fragmentation was 33%. I haven't deframented my computer in about 2 years D: My computer doesn't start up nearly as quickly as it used to, and loading times ingame are atrocious.

Please reccomend a course of action to me to rehabilitate my computer! I am downloading PerfectDisk right now (I skimmed the forums). What other programs or other things could I to to make my computer tolerable?

(PS, please be careful reccomending cleanup programs. My dad uses the Netscape mail client and I accidentally deleted all his addresses, inbox, etc)

A:My computer in awful shape

Run an anti-virus program and a spyware cleaner. Microsoft anti-spyware beta is pretty good and it's free. If you don't have an anti-virus program and don't want to pay for one. Get Grisoft AVG anti-virus. It works as well as most of the big ones like McAfee and NAV, PC-Cillin etc.

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XP home. I can't get task manager to open or regedit. No Safe mode booting-it locks up hard. I ran the hijack report...here it is/ can we decipher it and see what they might have? thanks!: (Michal Jackson, if you see this, I'm the one you got started here, sat next to you in xp class.)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:04:58 PM, on 12/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\OPLIMIT\ocrawr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\anti_troj.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\anti_troj.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

A:parents computer in BAD shape! Help!

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Hey first of all thanks to any one who takes time to read this.
It's windowsxp
THE PROBLEM- My computer starts up but when your supposed to see the windows so logo and loading bar, I see a black screen instead. It won't boot in any of the modes by using F8 like safe mode I just see some lines of text at the top of the screen and then nothing more after that. My product recovry windows Xp disc won't work either after going through it for a while loading things I end up at a blue screen saying if you havnt seen this message before just restart but if you have start in safe mode.
The last thing I did on my computer was have the xp service pack 3 install but we had a power cut right when it was doing it's automatic restart after installation. But I don't see how that could of afected it so much.

Any advice that gets my of working again will be awarded with some cash on paypal for there good work

Cheers

A:XP won't boot in any shape or form and I don't know why

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Hi, does anybody know how I just take out the parts I want of an Image in Gimp, to later put on my website. there is a scissors tool, but I dont know if thats the right tool and when I click on the outlines of the model figure in the photo, it makes dots, but then what do I do, cause clicking again makes nothing but lines etc, doesnt cut out anything.

Gimp, is a photo manipulator like photoshop I think, not as advanced.

Thanks

A:How do I cut out a shape of a photo in Gimp

Well you either have to select the parts you want with a selection tool, either point to point or magic wand, whatever works best...or approach from the opposite side, where you erase the parts you don't want, preferably from a layer copy of the original, then you can copy a selected area as its own image or separate layer and get rid of the rest or crop and save the erase method image as a separate image; both in a format that preserves the transparency around the image.
Either method takes some practice in getting just the right hardness to the edge of the eraser or feather to the selection tools so the extracted image looks natural...not extracted.

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I'm looking to try and make a custom size and shaped taskbar. My objective is to have a taskbar that isn't the full length of the screen, but has a gap on the end so I can have a permanent sidebar with some things on there that I want...I photoshopped a picture together to demo what I want, notice that the taskbar ends and then the sidebar starts.

Is it possible? If so, how?

I don't think that is possible. Besides, the "Show Desktop" control all the way in the right bottom corner would be in the way. Why don't you tweak the Vista sidebar ( Vista Windows Sidebar - Reinstate on Windows 7 ). That is compatible with the taskbar.

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Hello friends,

I have such stupid problems today, i pinned my desktop shortcuts to the taskbar to make my desktop free and after that pinned shortcut on taskbar got strange different shape. why? what is problem and how to correct it?

A:shortcut shape change on desktop

That is odd.  Can you post a screenshot?

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Hello,

Say i have an image, how can i scale that image to a specific shape? e.g a squigly circle etc...

Also,
Say i have an image 1000x500 and the program i am importing this image into only allows squares i.e 256x256, 16x16,1024x1024 etc...
So the only thing i can think of is scale the canvas to 1024x1024 which would leave a big amount of space and a big file
Would anyone have any suggestions on what else i could do? ( i want image to stay in proportion too and same size or bigger)

A:Gimp/Photoshop resize to a shape

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I have found this router and am hoping to attach this antenna to it and place it in the middle of the u shape of the homes will it work??
They are fairly old building and have quite thick walls but I am currently paying 100 pound a month for internet in all the property's and hoping I can cut that down with this.

A:Need One house to serve 9 that are in a u shape will this work??

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Have photo impac 6 .
I can't seem to find a way or progamme to cut the shape of the sublect say a face, off the photo.
I can cut freelance with lasso or cut oblong etc.
Even tried the magic wand, but none follow the edge of the face and give a clean cut to paste on a white background.
regards Alan

A:need prog to cut picture to accurate shape

agoodjohn
That's a very good question! I've used several programs, Adobe photoshop, MS-photodraw, Photosuite 4, and Photosuite 4 Platinum, all give mixed results. Out of all Photosuite 4 is the easiest to work with and gives me the closest cut.
As you know the higher the resolution of object the cleaner the cut. I Usually do a rough cut of an object, save that object and work that object separately. After rough cut use your magnifier and freehand cut edges, cutting to transparent. After cut is complete around object use your transparency tool and lightly touch the edge around the object. This process does a great job of smoothing all the cut edges. I've used this process many times and it produced great cuts for composites.
hope that helps Dave

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I think I found the right place to ask this. I asked over on another thread for help but didn't get a response, so is this the proper place to put Hijack logs? If so, can someone please tell me what I can do to get my computer to work properly? It freezes up, constantly I get error messages and it generally sux! I hope someone can tell me what's up. (Please feel free to delete the other thread...I just wasn't sure where to put the request)

Here is my HJ log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:09:36 PM, on 10/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\MMDiag.exe

A:Computer is freezing up...really in ugly shape!

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Hi, I have a visio project created from an Access Database. The information in the DB automatically creates shapes for each section of the final Visio page or pages (OLE). In this case 27 shapes and in each shape a number of connected shapes. All worked perfectly and I have two perfect 11 x 17 pages however I need to move many of the shapes on the page yet when created all the shapes were Guarded. =GUARD(IF(Prop.CstLftX>0,ThePage!User.BaseX+Prop.CstLftX+LocPinX,User.px+LocPinX))

I can unguard each one at a time but it's really time consumming; opening the Shapesheet and finding the pinx and piny values then typing them (overwriting) the formula pnx and piny.

Does anyone know a way to mass change or "unguard" a Visio sheet? Not unprotect, the VSD is not protected, all protection options are unchecked.

Visio 2003

Thanks

A:Visio shape guard formula

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:21:55 PM, on 10/13/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\uesiuqcr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\brastk.exeC:\WINDOWS\faceback.exeC:\Program Files\GetModule\GetModule23.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\doxilglk.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

A:Daughters computer in terrible shape

Closed.. being helped below:http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/Lots-popups-t214830.html

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I'm new to Word 2007 (and not yet real happy with it). The documents I create for work contain lots of shapes, mostly arrows and text boxes. I click Insert>Shapes, select arrow, and insert it where I want it. Is there some way to make Word remain in the "insert" mode so I can insert a bunch of shapes without having to click three times for each one?

A:Word 2007 Insert Shape

Morning md2lgyk,
When you insert a shape, does the ribbon switch to the Format tab, where you can change the color and style of the shape? If so, on the far left of that tab you should see a box with all of the shapes in it. You can click and insert them at will from there, without going back to the Insert tab. Hope that helps.

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I have code that will paste an entire slide, but does anyone have a code sample to copy and paste a shape from (lets say) .Slides(1).Shapes("AutoShape 7").Copy - to the ActivePresentation.Current slide????

A:Solved: copy and paste a shape from one PPT to another

Red2034 said:

I have code that will paste an entire slide, but does anyone have a code sample to copy and paste a shape from (lets say) .Slides(1).Shapes("AutoShape 7").Copy - to the ActivePresentation.Current slide????Click to expand...

I just solved my problem by adding a textbox instead of copying from one slide to the other

Dim oTextBox As Shape
Dim strText As String

With oTextBox.OLEFormat.Object

.MultiLine = True
.WordWrap = True
.ScrollBars = fmScrollBarsVertical
.Text = strText
.BackColor = &HFFFF&
End With

End Sub

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alright soo my parents were on my computer and ended up installing one of those fake antivirus things. antivirus 2009 i think it was called. it then installed some kind of trojan that made it so that google wouldnt open up for me and certain pages wouldnt allow me on their site. so i used malwarebytes and spybot on safemode and managed to get rid of the trojan. but somewhere along the line i installed some winigaurd thing. so now this winigaurd message pops up telling me there is a spyware attack. how do i get rid of that and do some basic tune ups so my computer will function better. thank you

A:[SOLVED] ughh computer is just in bad shape

Hi, hidden deep within the mountains resides the TSF security team these highly trained special agents await your post... post in the security forum ( they get a bit restless this time of year, you know Santa coming and that sort of thing)

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Can someone tell me how to set the default shape attributes in Powerpoint?
(I have Powerpoint 2007)

For example, I want all boxes that I create to be of a certain background, outline and have a shadow

At the moment, I create one exactly how I want it and then I copy and past multiple times

Surely there must be a way to set template defaults?

Thanks
OM

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Hi Guys,

I have a large excel document with around 50 sheets and on one sheet a grouped shape which needs rotating based on the result of a formula in a cell. Now I have the VBA for this and it works fine when I assign this macro to the shape and run manually, see below:

Sub RotateShape()
With ActiveSheet.Shapes("Group 1")
.Rotation = Range("E4").Value
End With
End Sub

What I'd really like to do is have this rotation perform automatically when I change the value of a cell from a drop down menu on a different sheet. The 2 sheets in question are "Sheet 1" for cell change and "Sheet 26" for shape rotate.

I have played with IF statements but with no success.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Gareth

A:Automatically rotate a shape using an IF statement

I should also add that the cell "E4" in the above code is located on "Sheet 26" and is calculated using a formula. This is not the cell I wish to trigger the rotation, that is on "Sheet 1".

Cheers

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I'm just starting out with drawing scales and floor plans. I've dragged a SPACE shape to the page and see 2 yellow diamond handles on it. One has a pop up message on it of BASEPOINT FOR SPACE AUTO RESIZING. Anyone know what this is used for please?

A:Solved: Visio 2010 shape handles

Hi, have you tried the Visio help option?

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When my wifes HP monitor comes out of sleep mode it has a hour-glass shape to the display. You have to physically turn off the monitor and turn it on again to correct the problem. My wife worked with HP support to try some things to fix the problem (I'm not sure exactly what they tried) but none of it worked. They ended up shipping a new monitor, but it does the same thing. They said we need to ship the computer to them and that it could take weeks. My wife uses the computer everyday for her company that she runs out of the house. It doesn't bother her, but it drives me crazy that it is not working properly. She can't afford to be without her computer that long. Any ideas what could be wrong and how to try to fix it?

A:Monitor has hour-glass shape display

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So I recently installed Windows XP (Windows 7 was too much for my poor desktop...) and I just realized that when I close a windows explorer window (say, My PC or My Documents) after resizing it or changing its shape, the next time I open that window the previous shape and size of the window are restored. Many people complained because this feature got scrapped in Windows 7. But even so, is there a way for me to disable it?

I know it's an odd question, but I tend to constantly enlarge and shrink windows to manipulate their contents. Back when I had Win7, it was OK because next time I opened them they had the nice default size, but with Windows XP they stay the same. It gets annoying when the My Documents window blocks half the screen just because last time I used it, I resized it to half the screen!

A:Prevent windows from storing their shape and size?

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Last week on the Operating System, XP forum, I posted a request for assistance with reducing the number of programs that run on my computer. One person instructed me to repost my question here - which I swear I did - but I couldn't find it later when attempting to check on it. So, I followed the advice from another responder, installing some helpful utilities, running others, etc.

I had printed out the information given to me, read it carefully and followed the advise to the best of my limited ability. Now, as is typical, my computer is running slower, some commands are being totally ignored, and I still have way too many things running (55), most of which (if I'm interpreting what I read correctly) shouldn't be turned off or disabled. (I do need specific instructions on how to uninstall Norton - which I have disabled, after installing AVG. I understand that it requires advanced technological smarts.)

Once again I've attempted to make the switch from IE7 to Firefox. I keep hearing how superior Firefox is, yet, I find it aggravating, specifically the fact that I can't use my arrow keys, Home nor End keys to get up and down pages. Why is that???? Also, Firefox took away my Google Bookmarks toolbar and I can't get it back. Now I can't get it back on IE either. In general, regardless of the browser I'm using, most of the time they open with random modifications to my settings.

One of the programs recently installed is WinPatrol. This l... Read more

A:followed advice from XP forum, now computer is in even worse shape

I don't see where you were given any bad advice in the XP forum.

I see you never followed up with your help request in the Networking forum: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/650439-your-mercy-home-networking-cant.html

My suggestion would be to go to add/remove programs and remove IE7. After that you can run IEFix: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

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Hi every1,
I am varun and i am new to dis forum.. I am facing problems with my CRT monitor{15 inch} since dis morning.. I was out for cpl of days, wen i return .. i see dat ther is shape distortion in the screen of my monitor[ width of the screen is too much n i can only see a part of d screen.. n also d shape of d screen of monitor is somewat oval shape..]....

and to my bad luck d keys provided on the monitor to control {menu, shape, expand, contract, brightness} r also not working... {i doubt my lil cousin did something on my monitor screen, n keys stopped workin}....

I am basically a web designer n was supposed to finish off some work... I cant do any work with my monitor like dis.. n also warrantry of my monitor is expired ...

plz help...Is ther any software to control al settings like.. width, height, oval shape{ i dont want a s/w which only controls brightness or contrast,i need tool to change shape of screen..} to bring it to normal state... I need s/w bcoz d keys on monitor r not workin......

Plz help...list some s/w's using which i can do dis job... i am using windows Xp, SP2, RC1..

Thanks,,
varun

A:Monitor shape distortion... urgent help needed

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The code I did below works fine except for one thing... How do I modify it so that it is set to evaluate the entire shape and not just the bounding box.

This parameter can only be specified if the hit area is identified using x and y coordinate parameters.

Ok! So how do I modifiy this code to do such a thing?

// ----------------------------------

_root.onEnterFrame = function(){

t = getTimer();
if (time<t) {
time = t+30;
xp = getProperty(_root.clip2, _x);
xp=xp-1;
setProperty(_root.clip2, _x,xp);
}
// conditional instant nudge

hitm = (_root.clip1.hitTest(_root.clip2));

// loop until elevated clear of obstacle

while (hitm==true) {
yp = getProperty(_root.clip2, _y);
yp=yp-1;
setProperty(_root.clip2, _y,yp);
hitm = (_root.clip1.hitTest(_root.clip2));
}

// end onEnterFrame
}

//-------------------------------------

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W7 64 bit.
In last couple of days PC has suddenly become unreliable ... screen freezes, cursor locked ... ctl+alt+del will not work.
When this happens found I can recover ... but often only for 1 or 2 mins ... by simply plugging something into USB port .. as soon as you get the "Bing Bong" device found noise, screen unfreezes.

Sometimes wait 30 sec to a min and PC unfreezes.

Also notice PC will run for an Hr or so OK, then get intermittent errors of working cursor changes to window resize mode (double ended arrow) and then work is erratic until it recovers.
Also it will frequently 'disappear' as soon as you move to an active window, or turn into text entry 'vert bar' cursor for no reason.

Both Kyb & Mouse are USB ... and normally via a KVM ... have moved to direct plug in to eliminate KVM.
Sometimes hitting 'ESC' several times will return control.
I have reinstalled mouse driver .... but no change.

A:PC freezing & cursor changing shape (mode)

Hi sargan,

I will suggest to run antivirus and Malwarebytes to check for any issues. Also, check if your PC is getting heated up. Check for temps.

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Hi,

I can loop down Column "E" and doing so I need to see if Column "D" (same row) contains an Image.
I can add the "Images", but having a hard time verifying it there is an Image in Column "D".
Any help would be grateful.

A:Solved: Check Active cell for Shape

Have another post here.
http://www.excelkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1229&p=4642#p4642

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I am trying to create a combo box in Microsoft Word that has four options. When an option is selected, a rectangle shape will appear. Depending on what option is selected, a different color will be added to the shape.

It seems pretty simple, but I'm a macro beginner and can't get it to work.

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Hoping someone can help recover my main home computer.

Computer crashed to a multicolour static like screen while sitting idle. Had to force power it off. When powered it back up there were a number of pop messages about applications failing to start. I restarted and then computer autoran a chkdsk - appeared to find lots of problems.
Now computer has many programs that won't run - at startup approx a dozen startup messages about unable to run programs, etc - most common error centres around missing iertutil.dll as well as urlmon.dll (are others as well).Fortunately I can still access the internet.

I ran a sfc /scannow and it appeared to fix some problems but there were others it was unable to correct (although I'm not good at reading log file so difficult to figure out what errors were).

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any help is much appreciated.

Mike

A:After crash missing dll's and computer in rough shape

Just realized I posted to incorrect Forum - will close this posting and repost to correct forum.

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I was cleaning a customers PC today and came across something that I have not seen before. their original complaint was that AVG antivirus was not working and could not be reinstalled. Suspecting an infection, I installed and ran Super-Antispyware. It came up with various Vundo variant trojans and rootkits, but the problem still remained with AVG. I inserted my flash drive to reinstall AVG and it was missing from my drive too! To shorten the story, the rootkit was removing all entries in Windows Explorer with the letters "AVG", because when I renamed the AVG installation file "AV" it reappeared on my drive. Have you heard of a rootkit that has been targeting the "resident" antivirus in this way? I presume that it is able to cripple the AV (whether AVG or another AV) by blocking access to its files by name. Any thoughts?

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Hoping someone can help recover my main home computer.

Computer crashed to a multicolour static like screen while sitting idle. Had to force power it off. When powered it back up there were a number of pop messages about applications failing to start. I restarted and then computer autoran a chkdsk - appeared to find lots of problems.
Now computer has many programs that won't run - at startup approx a dozen startup messages about unable to run programs, etc - most common error centres around missing iertutil.dll as well as urlmon.dll (are others as well).Fortunately I can still access the internet.

I ran a sfc /scannow and it appeared to fix some problems but there were others it was unable to correct (although I'm not good at reading log file so difficult to figure out what errors were).

I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium.

Any help is much appreciated.

Mike

A:After crash missing dll's and computer in rough shape

Additional information requested to be included in the post:

1) Tried to run Sysnative BSOD dump + system file collection App but Chrome blocks the download and I can't get IE to run.
2) Tried to run the Perfmon health report but it just provides a blank window with no content (waited 5+ minutes)
Windows 7 home premium - this is the original operating system on this computer
It came preinstalled on this Dell computer
Hardware is approximately 3 years old

Video card AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Name XPS8500
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS 8500
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A09, 05/09/2012
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB

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Welcome to TSG

This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program. For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
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Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix). DO NOT use it just yet.

Reboot your computer in SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup [but before the Windows icon appears] press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appea... Read more

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Change PowerPoint shape based on data in Excel. I need to change the color of a specific unique shape on a specific slide in PowerPoint presentation using data obtained from Excel.

issues are:
1. how to select the slide I want
2. how to select the unique shape object I want
3. how to use the data in Excel to change the color of that one particular shape object, not all the shapes of that type.

example is I use the numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) stored in Excel and when the number changes the color of the associated oval in PowerPoint is changed.

A:Change PowerPoint shape based on data in Excel

If you have a powerpoint presentation I imagine the shape you mention is an imbedded shape and linked to Excel, well, then you don't need to know which slide and the unique object, you let Execl do that and the imbedded shape will change when Excel is changed and refreshed.

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Hey guys! Just for curiosity, what does the shape on the icon mean?
Tried to look it up, but have trouble with what to search for.

Thanks! =)

A:Solved: Weird shape on my Chrome icon (screenshot)

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Hello. This is my first post on this forum. My wife's laptop got a virus...I can't remember the one, but it was a fake virus protection type. I did a hard reset since it has totally taken over the cpu (couldn't do anything but watch it run).

Now when I try to boot up, it will show the Compaq logo, and will offer the "esc for boot menu" but after that will only go to the black screen with the cursor.

If I press F8 nothing happens.

If I use a recovery disk, startup repair cannot fix the problem automatically. After a lot of trial and error I was able to do a system restore, but it didn't make a difference. Now I can't restore any more.

One of the threads I read here had a link that suggested such a problem could be a corrupt files(s) and that the only solution is a new install of Windows. Before I go that route, does anybody have any other suggestions?

Thank you,
Angelo

A:Cannot Boot In Any Shape or Form, only black screen w/cursor

Hi again. I just went ahead and am re-installing windows, so if a moderator would like to close this thread, it's fine.

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I am currently designing a form which consists of a site map. I have set up the layout so that when the user clicks on a section the details of that section come up (eg land size, price, location etc), but what I would like to do is have the mouse pointer change to, for example, a hand, over the various spots to show the user that the mouse is in the correct position in order to click to get specific information.

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I have a problem. My Microsoft Word 2007 has a strange shape on all pages, its like a construction square. It is circled in yellow in the screenshot provided. It has only recently started doing this... Its really bugging me.

A:Solved: Microsoft Word 2007 Weird Shape on All Pages

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I have a dual monitor arrangement - one 19" Hansol 930D CRT and one 22" Hanns-G LCD widescreen - governed by ATI Hydravision and basic Windows dualscreen. I also have Catalyst Control Centre but don't use this much as I don't 'game'.

Power scheme settings turn the monitors off after 20 mins, but when they return, the CRT screen has recently started appearing in a distorted shape - as if it were set at the wrong resolution. It is not - all settings still appear correct (1024 x 768; 85Hz refresh; custom 105% DPI) in both Display Properties and CCC. All drivers are up to date.

I think it may be a driver problem as I think that (although I haven't retested it) if I revert the drivers to basic Windows rather than manufacturers', this might not happen.

Has anyone met this before - or any solutions?

[Sapphire ATI Radeon X1650 Pro AGP
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ on Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro
2 Gb RAM
WIN XP Pro SP2 - up to date]

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I apologise that the title couldn't be more specific. My laptop recently was infected, I presume, with what appeared to be a pretty bad virus. I can only presume that's what it was since I couldn't find out exactly what the virus was, and even after going through extreme lengths to remove any trace of software that's suspicious or out-of-the-ordinary even in the slightest (nevertheless I ensured that anything I removed wouldn't damage the PC), I'm still having issues.

I can provide you with a rough timeline of the issues. I would seriously appreciate help because this is INCREDIBLY urgent, I am a Design student at University, and I have to hand in all my work on Friday. I haven't slept in 2 nights, last night was spent removing malware. I haven't been able to back my work up because I just simply don't have anything to back it onto, money is incredibly tight at the moment, but I don't wish to ask for sympathy. Anyway, here's basically what happened

Laptop has been running absolutely fine for months. Occasionally I'd slip up and accidentally let a toolbar install itself onto the system, eg. conduit and anything along those lines. I had also made the mistake of lending it to friends a couple times, and of course finding myself having to uninstall toolbars every time I got it back. Months and months ago, I did happen to install PrivitizeVPN while trying to get around the strict university filters, and I found out this morning that PrivitizeVPN is actually a piece of... Read more

A:Urgent fix needed - virus has left laptop in terrible shape

Quote:
"I did happen to install PrivitizeVPN"

This was your big mistake. It is notorious, had you not heard of it before?
You don't say in your long post what A/V you are running and if it is up to date. I would suggest that to cut down the time you would be best to back up you important data (I'm very surprised that someone in your position and being computer savvy has not kept a continous backup of data going all the time) and do a clean install. Follow this tutorial, it's the very best you will find:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you don't have an extenal HD that you can use try to borrow one from one of your fellow students or even the college may have one to loan!

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History: My Home Office computer (with System info below) purchased in June 2007 configured RAID 1 - 3 year warranty

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DBC-OFFICE
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7241
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1866 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V1.1, 23/10/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name DBC-OFFICE\user
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 931.33 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.84 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Had ISP-based Norton Internet Security system on it and Windows Defender up until Mid-January 2009, nothing else for malware or adware

Started having start-up problems, tried to run Windows XP repair program - wouldn't let me complete the process - can't remember what the error message said but it was related to missing files (sorry I can't find the details I wrote down)

Took Norton Security system out with the Norton Removal tool, reinstalled Ghost 12 and ran a complete back up of my HD via Ghost on an external HD

A:Windows XP problems/AVG AV won't reinstall - fear things are in worse shape than I realize

Hi,A few thoughts. -If you are still infected then so is your Hard drive image you created!!-Read this and consider posting a log for evaluation in the HjT forum-Registry cleaners do not improve system performance and can actual cause harm to your OS.Hope that helps,t

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Q: Labtop

is there another route to bypass the VGA on a labtop to connect to a LCD TV. the vga on my dell inspiron1200 does not work.

A:Labtop

How long have you had the Inspiron tonchis ?
And how competant are you to take apart your laptop ?

I think you can wirelessly connect to your Monitor, what ports have you left on your laptop ?

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Hey my naigbor gave me a laptop that had windows 98 on it and alot of there work stuff that they dont need.. And i want to install windows xp on it.. But i am haven some problems.. When i put the xp cd in on the boot up and when it loads and stuff it says Not enough of memory to install windows xp.. Soo whats the easy way to clear some stuff up on the pc?? I did the add and remove program thing but that takes along time.. And i delete all of the files in C because it only had a C driver not D.. I really want to get this thing worken with xp

A:Just got a labtop with 98 on it

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need help.. someone just gave me a new labtop pretty old.. and said it worked well.. i plugged it into the wall.. and when i open it up.. Phoenix 80386SX Rom BIOS Plus Version 1.10.00 Loads up.. then under it.. it says.. Stackers Disk Device Driver - Stac Eletronics...

Then says SSwap.. then Swapped drives C: and D: ... and under it says bad command.. with C:/.. and what ever i type keeps saying it.. how do i get this old labtop to load up with desktop and so on...

A:Old labtop

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my labtop won't come on somehow. I definitely turn it on, and it has plenty of batteries, because the two light on the side of the bottom of the labtop is on, the power light and the battery light, it's both on. but the screen is still plain black. i don't know what's wrong with it, it's pretty new, i got it just last year. it won't work even with a battery cord connect to it. i tried closing the labtop by pushing down the power button for several seconds so the powerlight would turn off, than i turn it back on again. the powerlight turned on, but the screen is still black.

A:labtop won't come on

do you hear the single post beep

try an external monitor on it

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I have a win 8 labtop it won't let me get on the web wifi or lan to modem. Are there download or upload requirements for win 8.
when wired in I can ping websites. Ipconfig says media disconnected. When i try to connect wirelessly my labtop does a restart says theres a problem. wont let me connect.
Had this same problem with a HP laptop. wouldn't connect with my internet. it worked at a hotel. i traded it for a toshiba. same problem.
Is there a problem with my modem or internet. I have an older dell laptop with win 7 that connects with my internet. Im thinking win 8 not compatible with my internet.

A:win 8 labtop

win8 may have an issue with your router
however,
What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

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ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

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hi and let me thank you before going any further.

i have an HP notebook that won't start up.
it turns on and the fan starts but after about 3 seconds it just shuts down.
i should mention its my daughters notebook i just get to "fix" it or modify it when she has a problem.

her internal battery is dead but the AC adapter provides power to it.

she cant access anything before it shuts down.

any help would be appreciated.

A:help with my labtop

have you removed the battery from the laptop and just run on the ac adapter - I have a HP laptop that does that with the battery in

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Q: Labtop

I bought a labtop from a good friend. I think she has way too stuff on it. How can I clean or erase her stuff? I was told twice I need to this in order for the labtop to be faster.

A:Labtop

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i just got a toshiba usb 3.0 hdd my labtop seen it ok i put a movie file on and could watch it. i want to use to record tv shows for my wife.when i hook up hdd to my satellite reciver it makes me format it. i can record shows and able to watch when hdd is hooked to satellite reciver.but hook to puter it don't see it in (my computer) but it listed in device mamger can any one help me please

A:labtop don't see hdd

Hi, Welcome to forums

Is your hdd visible in disk management?
Try these steps:

Open Command Prompt. (CMD)
Type: diskpart
At the DISKPART prompt, type: list volume
Make note of the number of the simple volume whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
At the DISKPART prompt, type: select volume n
Select the volume, where n is the volume's number, whose drive letter you want to assign, change, or remove.
At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following: assign letter=L
Where L is the drive letter you want to assign or change.

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i just bought a new labtop and i want to try and not stress the battery too much..what is the best habit for charging and using the battery? do i leave the charged every single second im using it or should i unplug it and let the battery drain?

thanks for the help

A:labtop battery

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hi i have a alienware labtop area 51 m5500i-R3 series, i recently tried using it but it doesnt show anything it just goes black from the start u can see the backlight that is on... i tried plugging it to a different monitor and it showed different colors everywhere on the screen just flickering and i tried to run in safe mode but it just shuts down.... plz help thx

A:cant reboot my labtop

Hi,

When you try to load safe mode do any error messages come up before it shuts down?
I take it from your description that it gets past the POST test (or the Alienware logo) sucessfully?

Regards,
Reventon

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My labtop is constantly shutting down on its own. Sometimes it shut down when I turn on the labtop after 5 seconds, sometimes it shut down in 20 minutes, and sometimes it just won't even turn on. I think its because it is overheating but I don't know what to do. Can anyone give me simple steps that can possibly solve this problem? I have a window XP labtop, bought about less than a year. If you need to know anything I can tell you... if my labtop doesn't shut down automaticly again. Thanks!

A:Toshiba Labtop

It's hard to imagine it overheating in 5 seconds. If it's still under warranty, I suggest contacting Toshiba, don't let the warranty run out before you let them take a crack at it.

One quick check, try a memory test, here's two to choose from.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

MEMtest86

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i just bought a refurbushed labtop.and didnt have enough time to put the key in it,and now microsoft 7.will not let it stay on.

A:turn on my labtop

On a new installation you should have 30 days before Windows 7 gives you a hard time about entering the key and even then it should allow you to enter it.You just bought a refurbished laptop and it should have some sort of warranty, bring it back or contact where you purchased it from for help, there may be something wrong with it.If it is for some reason out of warranty, then try a Factory Restore but assume that anything you have saved on it and any programs you added will be gone. If there is anything important on the drive and you do not have access to save it, boot to a Live Linux DVD (Don't install) to access your hard drive to save your files to an external drive.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have an HP envy 17 se nb pc. Turned the computer off at night and then turned it on in morning.
It asked for a windows password which I had disabled because I don't want to type it in all the time.
So I typed in the previous password and the screen said it was the wrong password. The computer then shut down by itself. I turned it back on and the screen is black and the caps lock button is giving me two blinks which means the bios needs updating. Went to the Microsoft site for bios update and all there instructions
will not work. Also the hard drive light blinks for about ten seconds an then goes off. I also think that the fan is not running and the computer gets very warm. I also removed the battery and the power plug and just plugged the power plug back in. This computer seems to be dead in the water. Can anyone help Thank you: Rodwell

A:Labtop Will Not Start

When I search for Envy 17 se nb, I get 68 results.
You'd get the BIOS from HP not Microsoft. The problem is that with 68 models, no one but you knows exactly which model you have and which drivers to link you to.
http://support.hp.com/us-en/models?q=envy+17+se+nb&tool=s-001#Z7_M0I02JG0K0DA50AUV7JQN410A5
pick the correct model from the 68 showing.

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Keep getting blue screen not getting system error so think that good thing,
Tried booting up safe mode etc any suggestions?

A:Toshiba labtop

Follow these steps Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions `and post over in that section of the forum.

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Why does my laptop heat up so fast??? the fan stays on continuously.

Do I have too many running processes?
I usually have around 45 running processes. Can someone help me to reduce the running processes? I dont know which ones i need!

Thanks..

A:Why Is My Labtop Fan Always Running?

You might open Task Manager to see if a single process is using 90-100% of your CPU. Right click an empty space on the task bar and select Task Manager. Select the Processes tab and scroll through the listed processes. If one is using all of the CPU power, the fan will run constantly, fast, and usually loudly.

I've had problems with AdobeUpdater and SymantecUpdater in the past...to the extent that I uninstalled Adobe Reader and Norton AntiVirus (Norton couldn't come up with a solution).

Let me know if this solves your problem or if you find the process that may be causing the problem.

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hola,
i got a new satellite 70 with xp pro and after 1 month it stopped letting me log in my username,no way to log in(it hang on the welcome screen),i made a new one and that way i imported all my info,at least i can work now but after a while it stops in one program and the more you work the more it hangs,norton is updated,i made a full scan from the net,no viruses but just stops whenever,any help is welcomed,i live in costa rica on the coast and the first help is far from here,
saludos
roche

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Everytime it gets to the log in area it says "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can continue. You cannot log on until you activate windows" when i click yes it says its already activated and i click ok and nothing. please help

Hello coolchiliboy

Try logging in in Safe Mode.
When boot up begins, start pressing F8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Options page.
Select Safe Mode and try to boot all the way into XP there.
Post back what happens then.

Is your copy of XP genuine?
Have you actually activated it before?

.

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This post is cross-listed in other areas.

I am having problems with my Dell Inspiron 2650 with Windows XP Home.
It just turns off randomly without warning, usually while I am playing Age of Mythology by Microsoft. It also kills itself while running McAfee VirusScan and Nero CD burning software. At one point it was doing it every 30 minutes or so. I finally ran enough of VirusScan to detect some viruses, which I promtly deleted, ran ad-aware, etc. It subsided temporarily, but now does it almost exclusively while playing AOM. It the game creating the problem? Or the cd-rom? I am lost on this one.

A:Labtop keeps turning off??

does it feel like its getting warm or hot? also is it pluged in the wall when u do it, or is it running off a battery?

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Hi everyone. I'm having some issues with my labtop it will not turn on. When I attempt to turn it on it just makes a noise like the hard drive is starting up then it stops and does not turn on. Is there anything that I can do about this problem and any clue what the problem possibly is? thank you

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I just got a new dell labtop in January, everything is working good except for one thing.
Eveytime I use the CD drive, for anything the computer get really shoppy with everything it does, It also burns CDs very slow, like a half hour for one hour long CD. Can anyone help me with my problem
Thanks

A:Problems with my new labtop

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Hello everyone, I recently put away my dell labtop. I wanted to give to my father so he could use it. Before I put it away, everything worked. I booted it up today no problem, but the internet doesn't work! It says connected but with limited or no connection. I tried to repair it says It cannot renew my IP address. I tried to do the ipconfig renew etc etc..
I connected my other labtop into the ethernet cable and it works fine..
Also when i connect the ethernet cable into the bad labtop its not green like usual its red? any help would be greatly appreciated thank you!

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Hello everybody
My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5750G running Windows 7 Home Premium

How it started, My computer started shutting of by itself, I read up on this and the common problem was my hard drive overheating. I tried to clean the vents and also keep it well ventilated, with time passing my computer started getting slower and one day totally froze, and suddenly gave me a blue screen.

I could not do a screenshot of the blue screen, as it disappeared and my computer restarted. After restart my computer was really slow, and my computer gave me the following error on Intel rapid storage technology - Image included.

Can you please help me as I don't know what is going on. I will also post my DDS scan now

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.18534
Run by Botter at 21:45:12 on 2015-04-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.27.1033.18.3948.1895 [GMT 2:00]
.
AV: Panda Free Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {3456760B-FDAA-FFFD-06C2-7BB528D2066C}
SP: Panda Free Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {8F3797EF-DB90-F073-3C72-40C753554CD1}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Panda Firewall *Disabled* {0C6DF72E-B7C5-FEA5-2D9D-D280D6014117}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS

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So I had bad clusters on my HD. I backed uup all my data, removed the HD and replaced it w/a new one and restored the backup. But now I can't access the web, set up through a NETGEAR Router with built-in firewall, connected to a DSL modem which is connected to a portal for networks. It works on other computers but not my laptop. It's connected to the network. I tried System Restore, still didn't work. What should I do??? Please help me!!! Please reply....

Thanks,

HexStar

P.S. System info provided below....

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