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# Critical System Warning versus AVG "No Threats Found" ???

Q: Critical System Warning versus AVG "No Threats Found" ???

A "Critical System Warning" keeps popping up saying I have: a trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy; [email protected] worm; W32.Pavsee.c virus and more. Ran AVG 8.5.392 no threats found. Updated AVG and ran again with same result. Each time I respond to the Critical System Warning it leads me to a site where they try to sell me a package. Who do I believe.
Hijack This log follows.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:26:15 PM, on 8/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PersonalAV\pav.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DevDtct2.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozystat.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\EeePC\Super Hybrid Engine\SuperHybridEngine.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WIDCOMM\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://eeepc.asus.com/global
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - *{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A77D3539-581D-450C-9E44-A84C415A6172} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxmlm.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {E15A8DC0-8516-42A1-81EA-DC94EC1ACF10} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Windows Live Toolbar - {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Toolbar\wltcore.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusTray] C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusACPIServer] C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsusEPCMonitor] C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMEKRMIG6.1] C:\WINDOWS\ime\imkr6_1\IMEKRMIG.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ETDWare] C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell AIO Printer A920] "C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A920\dlbkbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Nikon Transfer Monitor] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PersonalAV] C:\Program Files\PersonalAV\pav.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IndxStoreSvr_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe" ASO-616B5711-6DAE-4795-A05F-39A1E5104020
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LightScribe Control Panel] C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe -hidden
O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 3.1.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Device Detector 3.lnk = C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DevDtct2.exe
O4 - Global Startup: MozyHome Status.lnk = C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozystat.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SuperHybridEngine.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send to &Bluetooth Device... - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Send To Bluetooth - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: IviRegMgr - InterVideo - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: MozyHome Backup Service (mozybackup) - Mozy, Inc. - C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe

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Hey folks,

It looks like I've got a medley of virii. Prior to finding this forum, I attempted to fix the problem using several anti virus/spyware applications. While they found and apparently fixed some problems, the System Window entitled "Critical System Warning!" was not fixed, nor were the balloons that popped up from the system tray.

Here's what the System Window had to say:

Critical System Warning!
Your system is probably infected with the lastest version of Spyware.Cyberlog-X.
Type: Spyware
Infected Length: 266,129 bytes
Risk: High
Affected Systems: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, 2000 Server, Windows XP
Behavior: Cyberlog-X is a spyware program that monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and track Web sites visited.
Symptims: Low Internet connection speed
Low System Performance
Strange pop up windows

After reading several posts, I ran ComboFix and it appeared to fix the obvious problems. Would someone mind looking at my logs to see if there are any processes running in the background? Is there any script that I can drag and drop into ComboFix (or any other solution) that would remove these processes?

HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:38:13, on 6/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

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I am running a Toshiba SLI1 notebook and find myself unable to use my PC due to a warning after I enter my password while the files and programs are loading. Everything seems to be normal, but I can't be sure. Within 30 seconds of booting up, a message pops up indicating that there is a critical warning and windows is now shutting down. A new window follows, but I can't be sure of the code displayed because within very little time, my computer is already restarting. It first happened after the installation of a few programs used to convert and download viral videos to one's hard-disk. I don't know if the warning is connected with this, but it seems an odd coincidence. A prompt (after download the programs used to convert/download the virals) instructed me to restart my PC, but being impatient, I didn't do it until the next day. This is when the warning started. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

GutiHaz13

A:Vista Home Premium "Critical Warning, Windows Will Shut Down"

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I've run SuperAntiSpyware, Ad-Aware, SpyBot and Norton which removed some trojan files and registry items but I'm still getting pop-ups ("Security System Warning" and "System Integrity Scan Wizard"). Below is my HiJackThis log. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:00:21 PM, on 4/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exe C:\WIND... Read more A:"Sys Integrity Scan Wizard" & "Security System Warning" Pop-ups Hi Welcome to TSG!! Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix. Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log. 1 more replies Answer Match 98.7% Can someone look at these logs for me? Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68 Run by Carmen on 2008-04-25 23:19:28 Computer is in Normal Mode. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Last 3 Restore Point(s) -- 3: 2008-04-26 01:21:29 UTC - RP265 - Removed MythWar 2: 2008-04-24 18:44:27 UTC - RP263 - Windows Update 1: 2008-04-23 17:27:55 UTC - RP262 - Scheduled Checkpoint Backed up registry hives. Performed disk cleanup. Total Physical Memory: 895 MiB (1024 MiB recommended). -- HijackThis (run as Carmen.exe) ---------------------------------------------- Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 11:22:19 PM, on 4/25/2008 Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exe C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe C:\Program Files\SiS VGA Utilities\SiSTray.exe C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddmon.exe C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddamon.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbar... Read more A:PC-AntiSpyware, "Warning: Your computer may have critical errors" Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68 Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- System Information ---------------------------------------------------------- Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium (build 6000) Architecture: X86; Language: English CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz Percentage of Memory in Use: 69% Physical Memory (total/avail): 894.94 MiB / 270.73 MiB Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 2045.26 MiB / 889.23 MiB Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1902.42 MiB C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 69.77 GiB total, 25.66 GiB free. D: is Fixed (NTFS) - 69.52 GiB total, 69.43 GiB free. E: is CDROM (No Media) F: is Removable (No Media) G: is Removable (No Media) H: is Removable (No Media) I: is Removable (No Media) \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 ATA Device - 153.38 GiB - 3 partitions \PARTITION0 - Unknown - 9.76 GiB \PARTITION1 (bootable) - MS-DOS V4 Huge - 69.77 GiB - C: \PARTITION2 - Installable File System - 69.52 GiB - D: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 - Generic USB CF Reader USB Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE4 - Generic USB MS Reader USB Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 - Generic USB SD Reader USB Device \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE3 - Generic USB SM Reader USB Device -- Security Center ------------------------------------------------------------- AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install. Windows Internal Firewall is enabled. AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1169 [VPS 080... Read more 2 more replies Answer Match 97.86% hi. my PC has got a blue screen with a desription "critical warning". i have followed the instruction from http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17297.html but it's still there. if someone could help me i'd be really greatfull. i have also attached a logfile frOm HIJACKTHIS. A:blue screen with "critical warning" -how do i get rid of it? Move HJT to its OWN proper directory! C:\DOCUME~1\mick\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.125\HijackThis.exe

Boot in Safe Mode.
Switch System restore OFF, see how here.
In Windows Explorer, turn on "show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.
Press Ctrl/Alt/Del simultaneously, select Taskmanager/Processes, select the process (if there), click "End Process" for:
IBISCont.exe
winstall.exe

Next, try to UNinstall anything to do with (not delete yet!):
D:\bin\IBISCont.exe

Next, run a HJT scan and place a tick-mark in the little square before (if still there):
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R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: QUICKfind BHO Object - {C08DF07A-3E49-4E25-9AB0-D3882835F153} - C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTware\QUICKF~1\PlugIns\IEHelp.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BT Broadband] D:\bin\IBISCont.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows installer] C:\winstall.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?
...................................................................................................
Now click on the Fix Checked button in HJT.

When done, from between the above dotted lines, delete the highlighted bold files.
When a \directory-name\ is bold, delete everything in it, incl... Read more

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hello
happy to join you for the first time.
i had W32.DESKTOPHIJACK . now i have this "critical warning" blue desktop screen. no more norton antivirus alert.
i read other threads, but didnt understand the HIJACK THIS issue and if those recommendations were valid for me.
WINDOWS XP SP2
thanks

A:"critical warning" desktop

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Hi and THANKS for being there! This is primarily a term definition question. I don't find any clear answer in my user's guide.

I've got this terrific TV card installed, very fancy, very feature-rich.

I've got this terrific add-on AGP card installed, very fancy, very feature-rich. But I'm thinking that's beside the point. (It's a nVidia Geforce FX 5200)

This TV Tuner/Capture card dates back a ways; bought it for my old Windows Millennium machine and I remember that it worked just GREAT. It has the brand name "Brooktree" but that might just be the chipset or something. Anyway, I abandoned the TV add-on when I upgraded to a newer Windows XP machine in early 2007. I couldn't find the right driver though it worked pretty fairly with the old driver for most TV stations, it didn't work perfectly. I ditched it at the time.

I recently visited driverguide.com and searched diligently and finally did find a perfect driver for that TV card for XP. I am sure it is the latest and best driver available, so that is not even an issue.

Since I no longer subscribe to cable, I can use this old card to watch only channel 3, as output by my VCR. (The card also has FM radio, which works great!)

Here's the thing. A very itty-bitty teensy slight snag. When I initiate the TV Tuner, it always starts up in what they call "Preview mode". There is sound but no picture! No problem, I just tell it to go into the alternate mode, "... Read more

A:Solved: TV card: explain what is "Overlay" versus "Preview" mode

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Hi guys,

I have had some sort of virus(es) for about a month now, I originally had McAffe which didn't seem to be working well, so I switched to AVG free which seems to detect the viruses and "remove them" only for more infected files to come up in subsequent scans. I have tried AdAware, Spybot, and everything in the 5-step process prior to posting my logs to no avail.

Panda Active Scan Log:

Incident Status Location

A:Some sort of virus(es) and "Integrity Threats Detected" balloon in system tray

Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {397F8DC1-4795-4716-A751-993634519731} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssttr.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E12BFF69-38A7-406e-A8EF-2738107A7831} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\krbnonoi.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ypwfkzup.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ypwfkzup.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
O20 - Winlogon Notify: ssttr - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssttr.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: xxyywxy - xxyywxy.dll (file missing)

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2. Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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It appears that I'm also the lucky recipient of the "Security Toolbar [email protected][email protected]/WinFixer32" trojan. I've been trying to weed through this forum for a couple of days, and have attempted to use the following: VundoFix V6.5.10, SmitFraudFix, SUPER Anti-Spyware, and SafeXP. Each time, it looks for a moment like I'm making some progress, but the popups and error messages keep coming back.

One peculiarity that I've not seen listed has to do with Safe Mode in Windows: Every time I try to do something in Safe Mode, the system seems to "cycle"...like it's restarting safe mode over and over again. Not only is it frustrating, I can't seem to get any of the programs to complete successfully.

In looking at other posts in this forum, it appears the best place to start is with the HiJack This log, so I'll include it with this post.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

--paste--
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:47:11 AM, on 10/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

A:"System Alert: Malware Threats"--These and many, many more!

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thats the message i get in a baloon, along with IE randomly opening up and going to either a blank page or a page trying to get me to download a program.
the exact message is "your computer is infected with a back door trojan that allows the remote attacker to perform various malicious actions. Click this baloon to download malware removal software."
no matter what i do it wont go away. what can i do to get rid of this?

bump!

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I just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Win7 professional x64 hoping to fix the above mentioned problem. After a complete re-install Im getting the same errors.

Im not sure of the proper terminology here, but during startup the computer does a scan of all hardware and "Volume 0" has a "failed" message.

The odd thing is that sometimes after a few restarts and pointless boot menu visits the computer starts up fine.

I tried windows repair feature by booting from the disk, but when I get to the window where i select the operating system to repair, its empty. Drive C, where the operating system is, is not showing.

I have a feeling that the hard drive itself has gone bad and is very unstable. Please let me know if I'm missing something or we just need to get a new HD.

Thank you

What type of hdd do you have. For example if you have a Seagate drive, there is software you can run to do a diagonostic on the hdd before the operating system boots.
This would be a good idea, especially if you were having same issues when Vista Home Premium was installed first.

Do you have more than one hdd installed. If yes, make sure in BIOS settings, the proper drive is selected for First Boot. And better yet make sure its the only drive attached when booting.

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I have a icon in my system tray and it keeps flashing and says "Critical System Errors", if you click on it it takes you to a web site to down load "security" software. Please help....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:19:57 AM, on 12/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1122166007\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

A:Icon says "Critical System Errors" - HJT file posted

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i have had this virus before, but i can't remember how i got rid of it and i notice that a lot of people seem to do it with log file things.
its the "Critical System Error!" pop-up thing that says you have a virus and re-directs you to its VirusBurst software to make you download it.

Hi

http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.zip
Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd

Reboot your computer in Safe Mode.
If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
Ensure that the Safe Mode option is selected.
Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.

Open the SmitfraudFix Folder, then double-click smitfraudfix.cmd file to start the tool.
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?" answer Yes by typing Y and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection

The tool will also check if wininet.dll is infected. If a clean version is found, you will be prompted to replace wininet.dll. Answer Yes to the question "Replace infected file ?" by typing Y and hit Enter.

A reboot may be needed to finish the cl... Read more

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I've had this problem before, except it was almost a year ago and on a different computer. I'm getting a yellow triangle in the system tray and a message about a "critical system error". It then gives me a bs paragraph about a trojan infection and lists 3 spyware removal programs I should download. Windows Defender is useless against this, and spybot S&D can't remove the infected files.

This is in Vista 32 bit

Here's a hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:25:02 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Elantech\Ktp.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

A:Solved: "Critical System error" fake message, Defender not working

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Hello,

My daughter's laptop has messages that pop up about every minute or so regarding critical system errors and recommending I go to some site to download a registry cleaner (registryfix, among others). I ran superantispyware and it only found tracing cookie things. I have managed to turn off the messenger service which seems to have stopped them coming up, but do we have a damaging virus on the machine?

The HJT log is below if anyone notices anything on it, but I would also be interested just to know whether to do anything else about the reason behind the error messages. If my HJT log looks fine I'd be interested to know this too.

Thanks very much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:23:54 p.m., on 17/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe

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I have been bombarded with pop-up messages stating "STOP! WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. Windows has found 55 (or 47 or 37 or 36) Critical System Errors." Each message directs me to various registry cleaner sites, so I was wondering if these are just fear-invoking ads.

I ran jv16 Power Tools Registry Cleaner, but I continue to get these messages. I was apprehensive to download any of the programs listed in the pop-up messages because I was afraid I might be inviting another WinFixer 2005 crisis. Please advise the best course of action. I really appreciate any insight you can provide.

Here are the HijackThis and Ewido logs:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:31:50 PM, on 1/15/2006
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:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Northern Illinois University\NIU VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe

A:Solved: "Critical System Errors" messages

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I have a virus which appears in the toolbar down to the right on the screen in Windows XP (don't know what it's called in English because I'm a Norwegian..). It says "Critical System Errors!" and if I click on it, it takes me to a webpage (www.virusbursters.com) which tries to sell me a fake product called Virusbursters. This is extremely annoying, so please tell me how I can get rid of it. Here's my HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:34:35, on 23.01.2007
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ISHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\issearch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I091.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ismini.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe

A:How can I remove "Critical System Errors!" virus?

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The "Critical System Error" keep popping up in my taskbar and try to get me to buy antimal software. I ran Spyware doctor, Spy Emergency, Advance spyware remover, McAfee Virusscan but they found nothing.
What should I do?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

________________________________________________________
Scan saved at 9:01:27 PM, on 9/6/2006
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\InstallShield\AzMixerSel.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe

A:The "Critical System Error" keep popping up in my taskbar

Extract 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). We’ll get them next step.

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

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:12:16 PM, on 11/13/2006
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\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\XP User\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearc... Read more

A:I seem to have aquired the "Critical System Error" Trojan

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I only get the BSOD when playing games, not any specific game, but any, sometime i can go a whole week of playing games and have no BSOD at all, and somedays 5 minutes after a game is running it will BSOD everytime, all day long. When I try to Run any game like GW2 Or Inquisition my pc turns into Bluescreen with an error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR ..I've already Updated all my drivers and reinstalled all my games, also run chkdsk /f and memtest with no problems.

This is the screen:

Also this is my dump config:
(note that i have windows 8.1, not 7)

Still it doesn't create any File or Folder and when the BSOD happens the blue screen say that its collecting info but it doesn't get off 0% .
It's the same with the critical process died it just goes to the blue screen saying its collecting info but it also doesn't get off 0%.

I'm completely baffled with what to do as the blue screen view hasn't picked up anything and i cant find the dump files.

A:"Critical Process Died" & "Kernel Data Inpage Error"

Hi BTW, welcome to the TSG Forums....

You may find this from the MS Community helpful. If Greek is easier to understand than this article then come back to this Forum and someone will help you.

T.

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I have already ran Hijack This and placed the results below. Thank you for helping me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:35:29 PM, on 9/5/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\PCODEC\isamonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1136698639\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe

A:Solved: I also have the "Critical System Error!"

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I having this problem with an icon in my bottom right task tray. When I move my mouse over it, it says "Critical System Error!", but when I click it, it opens up some site for anti-virus software (www.virusburst.com). I have ran numerous anti virus scans and nothing cam up, so I know I am safe, but this icon wont go away. Every once in a while, a baloon will pop up saying something about I need a malware scan, but when I click it, it opens up the site again. I tried restarting my computer, but it still shows. Is there an executable I need to delete or how do I get rid of it?

A:"Critical System Error!" Message

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hello,

This site helped me cure my Laptop in the past and now I am in the process of aiding a friend whose IE is being hijacked to a suspected Anti-malware site for a product known as "Ultimate Cleaner 2007". He also keeps getting repetative pop-ups for an alleged virus known as "Worm.Win32.NetSky" which redirects you again to an unknown site.

here is his HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:27:09 PM, on 11/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

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\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\shared\hpqwmi.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe

A:HJT log for "Ultimate Cleaner 2007" browser hijacking and "Worm.Win32.NetSky" warning

Welcome to TSG

Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe
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

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Hi!

I have a virus (it appears) that has installed a "Critical System Error" icon in my toolbar as well as a "Protection Bar" underneath my address bar in my Internet Explorer that I cannot remove. I've run my Norton but of course it's not picking finding anything. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! - Michelle

Here is my HJT Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:23 PM, on 11/9/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Security Softwares\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS

A:"Critical System Error"

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:41:53 PM, on 9/7/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.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:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
I:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
I:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\david\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {202a961f-23ae-42b1-9505-ffe3c818d717} - C:\Program Files\Media-Codec\isaddon.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Mor... Read more

A:"Critical System Error"

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning pr... Read more

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Hi, i am new to this. I am having this problem with a IE popup this few days.

What happen is, whenever I restart my cpu, before I can click on anything else, these IE popups will appear. A popup appear. Window title is "* * * *** System Warning! Microsoft Internet Explorer" and "Warning: PC Update - Microsoft Internet Explorer". I can leave my cpu on and it will keep popping up. Can get over 20 of the same windows though I am not browsing (in fact, not working with my cpu at all)

Don't know if this is created by the same problem.. that is, when I am bhrowsing with IE, I get redirected to http://www.yupsearch.com/search.php very often.

I have got Ad-aware6 installed on my cpu, but this time round, it is not working to remove my problems completely. Tried fixing with Spybot too. But still problem of pop up exists. Tried installing MSN toolbar hoping this will block popup... but it will not work after cpu restarts.

Attached HijackThis log. Hopes this helps you guys to advise me. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:19:24 PM, on 10/19/2004
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

A:Help needed! IE popup "* * * *** System Warning! Microsoft Internet Explorer"

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I'm very tired of seeing this message booting me to desktop just to ask me if I want to change the color scheme because it perceives my computer is running slow. Load up Batman AC? 10 minutes in focus changes from said full-screen app to this completely unnecessary 'warning'. Battlefield 3? Same thing. Assassin's Creed? Same thing. Skyrim? Oh of COURSE same thing.... I dont need Windows to tell me that my resources are being used when I KNOW they are being used...

Am I really going to have to go into Properties and Compatibility mode for EVERY game I play? Why cant such a large money gobbling corporation be intelligent enough to know that when I click on the "Keep current settings and never show me this message again" means I NEVER WANT TO SEE THAT DAMN MESSAGE EVER AGAIN, FOR ANY GAME???

Sorry, its just ridiculous that I have clicked that button so many times yet it continues to show! It specifically says "Keep the current color scheme and don't show this message again" Yet even after clicking said button it still shows... Annoying!

oh and inb4getmoarRAM.

A:System performance "slow" warning in any game, but running just fine

I got the same pop while on BF3, just ignore it. Oh and get more ram

j/k

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Hello,

I need some assistance here. A user unknowingly clicked on one of those warning screens which unfortunately installed some icons (shortcuts) pointing to porn sites. I have tried to run some things, like SS&D and Tea Timer but it would not load (processes are showing). Also iexplorer.exe seems to have been loaded too though it;s not on the screen. Let me know what I need to do so I can get these scans going. Note that we do use Cisco Security Agent but that didn't seem to be effective.

Log of the HJT report is included. Note that the domain name in the O17s were change for security reasons.

Also in that log I only had 1 Internet Explorer window open, and though it says S&D is running, it was not visable.

All of this was done in safe mode, loading windows normally results with explorer.exe freezing.

EDIT: More information - I was able to get online and use an online scanner. Right now it has found Win32/Bagle.gen.zip and Win32/Autorun.LN worms. Since this is for work, I will not be able to do anything until I get back in tomorrow but please let me know what I need to do so I can at least log into windows normally without crashing out

Thanks!

A:user clicked "warning that system is infected" page

ended up getting a new drive into the machine... thanks though

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System suddenly reboots and on start up Microsoft warning as"system as recovered from a serious error."
And in the log created for error reporting to microsoft includes file:

c:\Docume~1\XYZ\locals~1\temp\WER7.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml
error key no:
Bccode:1aBcP1:00041z84 BcP2:75A84000 BCP3:0000012B BCP4:C0503000
osver:5_1_2600 SP:1_0 product:256_1

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Hi, i am new to this. I am having this problem with a IE popup this few days.

What happen is, whenever I restart my cpu, before I can click on anything else, these IE popups will appear. A popup appear. Window title is "* * * *** System Warning! Microsoft Internet Explorer" and "Warning: PC Update - Microsoft Internet Explorer". I can leave my cpu on and it will keep popping up. Can get over 20 of the same windows though I am not browsing (in fact, not working with my cpu at all)

Don't know if this is created by the same problem.. that is, when I am bhrowsing with IE, I get redirected to http://www.yupsearch.com/search.php very often.

I have got Ad-aware6 installed on my cpu, but this time round, it is not working to remove my problems completely. Tried installing MSN toolbar hoping this will block popup... but it will not work after cpu restarts.

Please advise on how I can remove the popups and the redirection problem...

Thanks and regards.

A:[solved]Help needed! IE popup "* * * *** System Warning! Microsoft Internet Explorer"

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Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer

Impact of vulnerability: Six new vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could enable an attacker to execute commands on a user’s system.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Recommendation: Customers should install the patch immediately.

Affected Software:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-047.asp

A:Latest "critical" Security patches: ... Dec 11: Virt Machine; Dec 18 XP critical

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I have an old HP Pavilion 8260 that I got for free which is having some odd issues. Any time I try to boot, I get one of these 2 errors (first it was always Operating System Not Found, now it's Missing Operating System).

Here are the steps I've tried so far: I tried to boot from a floppy with a disk I know works; tried to boot off of the CD Rom; Tried disconencting everything except Floppy, CPU, and RAM; Tried resetting the BIOS by selecting "Set to Default" and by pulling out the CMOS battery (it was after doing this that it switched to the Missing OS error message).

The hard drive is dectected in the BIOS, as is the CD Rom and floppy drive. It properly recognizes the amount of RAM.

I am fresh out of ideas, even though I'm generally pretty good at this. If anyone else has any advice, it's greatly appreciated.

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I have run webroot antivirus with antispyware, several times. Every time I do, it finds the same virus (sometimes others with similar names). This is from the latest scan:

Mal/EncPk-CZ
Troj/FakeAle-FK

and some cookies. However often I quarantine them, they reappear on the next scan and I also can't get the desktop to go back to its normal appearance, it's gone white with a big warning (as above) and refers to:

win32/privacyremover.M64

having been detected on my computer.

I have gone through the 5 steps.

This is the active scan log:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-08-21 18:37:14
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 13
SUSPECTS: 1
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 5.8.1.55 Yes Yes

A:Can't get rid of "Troj/FakeAle-FK" and "Warning! Spyware detected on your Computer!"

Hi Henry

Disable SpySweeper's realtime protection. Open Spysweeper and click on Options
Choose Program Options and uncheck
startup
.
On the left click
shields
and then uncheck everything.
Uncheck
.
Uncheck
.
Exit the program.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any... Read more

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Hi,

I am unable to access the internet on my PC. I can connect to my home broadband but when I try to surf the internet on IE or Firefox web browsers they both show a blank page and become unresponsive. I cannot update my Norton 360 AV as it keeps encountering an error.

SuperAntispyware scan results found 3 critical threats: -
Trojan.Agent.Gen
Backddor.bot[ZBot
Malware.Trace

Tracking objects: -

Do you think I should uninstall Norton 360 and install another AV software in the meantime?

I would appreciate it if you could advise me on how to get rid of these viruses and spyware.

Please find the DDS.txt Log below, Thanks:-
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by Gman at 22:51:57 on 2014-10-01
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1791.1222 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Outdated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Program Files\HitmanPro\hmpsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

A:SuperAntispyware scan results found 3 critical threats

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

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I switched my Fujjitsu-Siemens Amilo li-1718 the other day and was met with the dreaded 'operating system not found' message.

I haven't changed anything big recently, and it's more or less been working fine for a long time now.

I had, however, just had it in a bag and moved it across town, so after reading up I thought maybe something might have come loose inside. But I also read that it could be a BIOS problem, and after going in there I noticed that under 'hard drive' in 'main' it said 'None.' Changing it to auto or user didn't seem to make much difference as it still wouldn't load and would always revert back to none.

However, I also read that if the computer keeps resetting itself to an arbitrary time and date that it can be symptomatic of a CMOS problem... my computer had been doing this occasionally for a month or two before this happened.

I also tried making a windows vista recovery CD, and tried to boot off that, but still got the same 'Operating System Not Found...' message.

Basically, I want to make sure i've tried everything before I open the case and go poking around inside, as I'd really have no idea what i'm doing, but i'm hoping it's just a loose wire that will be pretty self-evident when I open it up.

Any ideas?

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When i Turn On my laptop , it Shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But If I restart
( by ctrl+alt+del ) everything goes fine...whenever i shutdown my lap and then switching it on it boots slowly and shows "Operating System Not Found" ,But when i restart ,everything goes fine..

What is the problem?

Make sure the hard disk is properly inserted in the laptop and has not come loose. You will need a screwdriver to remove the hard disk panel to check. That would be the first thing to check. Post back after you have done so and we will provide further steps if needed.

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Hi,

After trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 on my Inspiron 7000, my Windows install would freeze during the start up process - the Dell logo would appear and the loading icon would stop. I had Linux installed on a separate partition so I went into the BIOS and moved Ubuntu ahead of Windows - this was the mistake. After exiting, I get the error message "Operation System not found". When I start up, I see the options F2 Setup and F12 Boot Options, however I cannot access either - the text will become bolded to show that I have selected it but I always get brought to the same screen which says "Operation System not found".
Any ideas on how to proceed? I don't mind losing the files and folders on the device, I just want to be able to use the laptop again.

Thanks.

It looks like the MBR or GPT that tells the BIOS/UEFI where to start booting has been messed up.  If you created restore media before upgrading to Windows 10, I'd use that and start all over.  If not, you can go here to download or order your recovery media.

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Hey I had Windows 7 home basic installed on my dell inspiron laptop, and there was only 1 partition (c drive), I think that I deleted something from windows, and now when m switching on the laptop its saying "operating system not found".
Somebody please help me, how can I recover the data on hard drive. Is it possible that data is still present on hdd.
Sorry for my grammer, m not good in english.

A:How to recover data if computer ia showing "no operating system found"

Simply plug the hard drive into another PC, then just copy and paste the data to whatever storage device you have available

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I have a sony vaio VGN nw350f that keeps freezing while playing online videos and games. When it freezes the sound will keep playing but at a slower, louder, more annoying speed. Sometimes when I restart or turn on the laptop after shutting it off it will tell me "Operating system not found" or just blink _ at me. Don't know if these symptoms are related.

I tried downloading both intel and sony display drivers where at first I was able to install, now when I try to install any of the drivers it says I don't have the right drivers for the right OS.

OS: windows 7 x64

edit: I have already restored the HDD to factory default.

http://esupport.sony.com/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=VGN-NW350F/B

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Hi everyone,

I have an HP Pavilion DV6500 (exact model is DV6680ej - only sold in Israel) running Windows Vista Home Premium.
The notebook is 4 years old and yesterday when i turned it on after the battery died out it displayed a black screen with the message "no operating system found" (right after displaying the hp logo). Since then i used the F10 key to run the SELF-TEST for the HDD and after a quick check it displayed the error message "#10009 - Replace Hard Disk".
The notebooke's CD/DVD drive does not work, so i used a bootable DOK USB to run the Vista Recovey CD (not the installation cd) and tried to use all of the recovey options with no avail. i also used the command prompt to enter bootrec commands i read in some thread but non of them worked returning SUCCESSFUL for fixmbr, fixboot and for RebuildBcd returning:

"successfully scanned windows installations.
Total identified windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully"

Then i tried running Hiren's bootCD which contains many testing software and ran the Seagate SeaTools HDD Test (for dos) which after a couple of seconds returned a Failed message.
I also ran Western Digital HDD diagnostic test and a after a couple of seconds it returned "Too many errors found" (or something like that).

I tried entering safemode by pressing the F8 key on bootup but nothing happens.
And when i got my hands on a Vista Installation CD (using DOK USB to load) i tried doin... Read more

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hello everyone. I have an HP zv6000 laptop that's probably 4-5 years old. I attempted to use it today and I got that message stating the OS cannot be found or is corrupt. I last used it the other day just to pay some bills and nothing else. I removed the HD and put it back in. I've tried to open safe mode with nothing more than just the HP screen coming up then that message. Anyone else have ideas? I've got a ridiculous amount of information on there and I'm pretty much fearing I've lost it all....

A:Message saying "windows operating system cannot be found or is corrupt."

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I have an aged P200 (I think) laptop (Gateway 2000) which I kept for my children to play a Win 98 game which won't play on anything newer - Babyz, if you're interested.

The battery is flat and I only play when connected to the mains. However, on the latest turn on I get the message "No operating system found". Anything I can do about this? The laptop has a floppy drive and cd drive.

A:Ancient laptop "no operating system found" problem

It sounds like the hard drive has failed. If you have the Windows 98 and driver installation disks that may have come with the laptop way back when, you could buy a replacement hard drive and reinstall everything and be good to go.

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a friend of mine has a sony vaio laptop with windows 8 on it,but she wants windows 7(plus there is a problem with the laptop,the internet eplorer doesnt open,the window opens for half a second and then closes,and no internet-related application works).i first used a boot usb,configured the bios so that it boots from external devices first and then used the assist button on the laptop to make it manually boot from an external device.the message"operating system not found " came up.then i extracted the iso to an external hard drive to boot it form there and the same message came up.i even burned the image to a dvd and made it boot from the optical drive,but the same message came up.what can i do?or is there some hardware problem which also explains the internet applications not opening?thnx in advance

It requires disabling Secure Boot first to upgrade a Win8 PC to Win7: UpDowngrade Windows 8 to Windows 7.

Then follow these special steps to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

or Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7.

To understand UEFI better so you can choose, watch this video: Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube

You need a bootable DVD or flash stick installer which is provided in these same steps that will show you how to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. To use flash stick installer there are also these special steps for UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hi I reinstalled windows 8.1 on my Samsung NP530U3C-A10EE. And now the problem this that I can't boot it without usb stick that contains windows installation files. I can boot up windows and remove the usb stick evertything is working perfectly, but if I try to boot up win without usb, it gives error "Operating system not found. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart". VOLUME C:\ is one where windows are installed (SSD), System Reserved is the system partition that windows create automaticaly (SSD), volumes D:\ and F:\ are my hdd volumes D:\ is empty & F:\ is stored with my personal files (photos, music etc.)

P.S if i make C:\ active I can't boot up even with usb stick plugged in...
Maybe someone knows the solution? Thanks for responses.

You can try from Admin command prompt:
diskpart -> select disk 0 -> select par 1 -> inactive -> exitbcdboot C:\Windowsshutdownswap the cables between disk 0 and disk 1. (Make your Windows to be disk 0)From BIOS, set boot priority to this disk 0Reboot without the USB connected.

Hope this helps !!!

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Hello I am in a bit of jiffy here.

Today when I tried to start up my computer everything started out well, Bios started, checked to see what I have plugged in for CD and Hard-drive(so just normal stuff), but when It started up windows it automatically took me Startup Repair. This was unusual though as this has happened before I though it would run it's course and start up after not actually detecting any problems.

I checked back after 3 hours later to see it still trying to "Attempting Repairs"

So i restarted the computer and when the repair started again I clicked cancel and went into a few more options (open command, start from a different point in time, Windows memory Diagnostics, etc.) and ran the Windows memory diagnostics tool. After a few minutes it was done but didn't give me any information.

Computer restarted so I cancelled the scan again. This time I went to diagnostic and repair details. Every test says the same thing completed successfully. Error code = 0x0, and t the end it comes up with this Root cause found: System volume on disk is corrupt.

After It told me the root cause I did what most people do and went to see if I could find a fix
Trying sfc /scannow came up with "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.
trying chkdsk c: /f /r gave me a different error "Failed to transfer local logged messages to the event log status 50."

It also states "Wi... Read more

A:Root Cause Found "System volume on disk is corrupt"

Hi, and welcome to the forums.

Well, before anything else, you might boot your repair disk and copy/backup all your files to an external drive.

There are several posts in the forums that sound similar to yours, searching for "corrupt windows system". If you rebooted, not waiting for it to complete the repair process, I would restart that and give it all night as windows is not the speediest at checking obvious stuff (Repair Install).

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Looking at my grandson's ZE4200. About a month ago problems started. And then about a week ago stopped booting up. Messages are:
1. PXE-E61 Media test failure

Removed HD and blew inside to make sure no dust, etc. Also, made sure not loose. No evidence of spillage. Looked fine.

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Let me recap, first of all, all of the occurances that may be relevant towards the current issue with my computer.

Actually, let me just start off by saying that I'm running a Gateway desktop that's at least 8 years old - probably more. There's a sticker on my computer which states, "designed for Windows 95." So, an old computer.

Anyway, a few weeks or months ago, my computer began making odd clicking noises. It only seemed to happen when I left my computer on for greater than 24 hours at a time (I live in a dorm.) I think maybe the first time I noticed these noises, a portion of the hard drive in question was damaged or erased. I recovered the files and began turning my computer off every night, and I haven't noticed the noises since.

Also, it should be noted that my computer has two hard drives, one which is about 20GB, that contains all my windows and program files, and another, which is about 40GB, that holds all my miscellaneous media files. The latter is the one which was damaged.

Getting to the point, I turned on my computer a few days ago to find a message indicating that "no operating system was found." I opened it up, just to make sure all the cables were connected, and they seemed to be. Now I'm noticing that Widnows XP only boots up when my media hd isn't connected. When it is connected, Bios does seem to recognize it, but only it, and no other drive. Such would probably be the reason why "no operating sys... Read more

A:issue with hard drive and "no operating system found"

Welcome,

Try getting into the Bios and reset the boot order and if you start it up with just the 20gb HDD hooked up what happens?

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My laptop is a SONY VAIO - VGN-NS255D

Anyone know how to fix this?

A:"Operating System Not Found" Error - Windows 7 (x64 bit) 4GB Memory

Did you make /have the OEM manufacturers system repair disk ?

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500 gb hd
4 gb ram
5i processor
sony vaio

This has happened twice. It started last week while running itunes (playing music) and nothing else. happened again last night, also same scenario.

For no apparent reason (machine is less than a year old) the computer will go to a blank, black screen and the message "operating system not found" will appear. I press and hold the power button to turn it off, I turn it right back on, and it's fine.

I did get a BSOD last night, but itunes wasn't running and I had just connected my GPS running watch through USB. I can't tell if these are related, of course.

I run MS Security Essentials as my only virus protection, and yesterday I ran a Spybot scan which found nothing but a few tracking cookies. If there are log files that someone can point me to, I'm happy to post them.

500 gb hd
4 gb ram
5i processor
sony vaio

This has happened twice. It started last week while running itunes (playing music) and nothing else. happened again last night, also same scenario.

For no apparent reason (machine is less than a year old) the computer will go to a blank, black screen and the message "operating system not found" will appear. I press and hold the power button to turn it off, I turn it right back on, and it's fine.

I did get a BSOD last night, but itunes wasn't running and I had just connected my GPS running watch through USB. I can't tell if these are related, of course.

I run MS Security Essentials as my only virus protection, and yesterday I ran a Spybot scan which found nothing but a few tracking cookies. If there are log files that someone can point me to, I'm happy to post them.

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

Go to your BIOS setting and check the boot order make sure Hard disk is selected first. I have seen if the boot order is different sometimes we used to have this problem. Make sure your USB is never plugged it while rebooting the System.

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Hello everyone! I really need your help! I tried to recover files from my external 2 tb drive that I accidentally unplugged from my computer while the computer was scanning it. Recuva found every file that was missing. Those files also had the green dot next to them, showing they should be easily restored. The thing is, when I press restore, it restores files for 15 minutes, but only a portion of my files. The rest of files that weren't able to be retrieved, are then listed with " the system cannot find the file specified." next to each file. I'm so close to retrieving my data. Please tell me what I need to do to fix this error and get my files back. Thank you so much in advance!

A:Recuva found all my files, but "the system cannot find the file specified".

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I have given my 40GB ATA HDD to my friend to fetch some movies he has got in his 160GB SATA HDD. He configured my HDD as secondary master and copied all the movies to mine. Later he removed my HDD and rebooted the system to find that his HDD isn't booting up. He says that his HDD isn't being detected in the BIOS. The well known error message "No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter" appears every time he tries to boot his system. What can the solution other than formatting?? ( Formatting isn't favourable as there is critical data in the HDD).

A:"No bootable device found. Insert system disk and press Enter"

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My computer had been working perfectly until now. I carried it in my backpack for a little bit, and when I tried turning it on at home, a black screen came up saying "Operation System Not Found." What's wrong??

I hardly know anything about fixing computers. I obviously didn't meddle with the operating system or whatever. I really don't know what's wrong.

I remember you're supposed to press the F2 key. I did, and a screen came up that's titled "Insyde H2O Setup Utility Bios Version R029Q2." I have no idea what that's about so I didn't do anything else.

I'm using a Sony VAIO laptop with Windows Vista.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:

H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

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My friend's hard drive in his Sony Vaio was riddled with viruses, malware, rootkits, you name it. I just had this hard drive in & out of my rig for the past couple days. I got it all set up fine, albeit with Win XP MCE, only installed my ethernet driver, and was all set to put it back in his laptop.

This happened once, & I figured it was a glitch, so I took it back out, into the rig, redid all I'd done, and took a system image of the drive. Now, I've put it back in the laptop, and AGAIN-- Vaio logo, then straight to black screen "Operating System Not Found." I promised him an absolutely no-cost no-risk wipe, (in exchange for him getting me a job) and now this!

Physically the drive is fine. It passed a disk check yesterday, and no clicking ever. The optical drive won't read my Dell OEM Win XP MCE disc, so I popped in my Win 7 disc to at least do a startup repair. It reports no operating systems installed, but is that just cuz there's no win 7 installed? I'm copying that system image over to my external to try that right now. Can I use the system image of XP with the 7 disc?

AND WHAT ELSE CAN I DO!

Your friend's computer came to you what OS installed?

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Sat watching SkyGo and the screen freezes. I couldn't click anything or restart the computer. I powered down and when I turned it on I get a black screen with operating system not found!

I have read a few threads with support but I am really struggling to follow them. A few bit of information that will help though from what I have read...

I don't have a windows 7 disk, it came already installed.
I have downloaded partition wizard bootable CD as suggested in another thread but I don't know how to boot it up on my broken machine. The disk doesn't read/ I still get the black screen.
I'm resigned to the fact that I will probably lose all my data and need a new hard drive but I'm willing to try everything and anything before going down that route as I really can't afford to buy anything for a month or so and my laptop is essential to my job.

Thanks!

Oh and when I f2 it on start up the screen says Hard Disk Drive- None

Has it completely gone?

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This is a client's pc.SONY VAIO All In One VPCL21AFX/B
recvd a "Operating System Not Found" error msg when starting after normal shutdown
rebooted w/o external devices, same error
F8 didn't work
F12 put it into a Sony repair menu Esc'd out to Win menu
Command Line "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" - successful
ran Sony Data Rescue to save data files on external drive and got nothing but empty directories
pulled HD and looked at it as an external on another machine - there are no data files
???
the Sony recovery utility will restore a factory load but delete all data
Where did the data files go? They were all there the night before.

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup?

Try running a few Startup Repairs from DVD or Repair CD, which automate all repair commands, tests and fixes.

To take a look at the state of the partitions use Partition Wizard bootable CD.
Post back a camera snap if possible so we can look it over. You can scan for missing partitions using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help. I would also run
Partition Wizard Check File System and Partition Wizard Partition surface test to check HD condition.

You can rescue files as shown in Step 3 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then get the superior Clean Reinstall without the factory bloatware which is the worst possible Win7 install.

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Hello,
So; I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop with a reformatted hard drive and I need to reinstall windows 7. I do not have the original Reinstallation DVD that came with this exact laptop but I do have one from another Dell Laptop ( a Studio 1558) and another Windows 7 disc from a desktop (the discs and the OS that was on the laptop before the HDD fail are all Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit). When I turn on the laptop with either disc and mash F12 and then select "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" from the boot options the screen immediately displays "Operation System not found" and stays at this screen until restarted.
I have run a full diagnostic check and everything passed, I have made sure the CD-RW Drive is no.1 in boot priority (don't imagine that matters if I  manually select it). The HDD and CD-RW Drive are detectable in BIOS too.... I have no idea what the problem is, any help will be greatly appreciated!!

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Dear sir,
Since 5 days,I am getting "Error 1962 - No operating system found" message
at the booing of my IBM Computer Model No. 8175 KQU,Intel Mother board
No. D865GKD with Genuine version of Win XP-SP3.and SATA HD.
. The local technician has removed the SATA cable from one port and refixed
in another port of the motherboard. But no results. The same message is being
displayed at the booting.
But surprisingly, when I try to reboot the machine for 3-4 times then suddenly
it boots normally.
Sincerely yours,
nkrao

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Hi,

New to the forums, though I've been coming here for years when searching for various Windows problems.

First, I tried downloading the "DM Log Collector" before posting, but keep getting an error on that page and it won't display.

But, here's my question/problem. I'm working with an older ThinkCentre, Windows 7 Pro x64, 2gb. The system had been running fine till a week ago. Suddenly it started coming up with a "No Operating System Found" message while sitting at the desktop.

The system boots fine, and I can run commands, utilities, and programs, but if it sits at the desktop for 5-30 minutes it will suddenly come up with that message and require a reboot.

I've run "chkdsk c: /f /r" multiple times, and everything checks out. Under drive management, the system partition is active and healthy, and the drive partition is healthy. Everything in BIOS looks good.

Basically, everything checks out good for all standard tests. And as I said, it boots fine with no issues to the desktop. The error doesn't seem to happen when performing any function on the system, only when sitting idle at the desktop. I've fixed a lot of BSOD's over the years, but this is different.

Just wondered if anyone else has ever run into this, I couldn't find anything searching.

Thanks...

A:Non standard "No Operating System Found" message...

Have you looked at Event Viewer to see if there are any errors ?
Are you familiar with MS Sysinternals Process Monitor to see if that can capture what happens before the error ?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...processmonitor

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Was given a Compaq Presario 1685 notebook PC but on startup get this message on a black screen: "Operating System not found." The following is what I've tried and the results:

Win 98 Bootup Disk results: "Win 98 has detected that drive C does not contain a valid FAT or FAT32 partition.

FDISK: "No fixed disks present."

Win 98 Setup results: "Cannot create a temporary directory. If you have HPFS or NTFS installed on your hard drive, you will need to create an MS-DOS boot partition to set up Windows."

MS-DOS 6.22 Bootdisk results(FDISK): "No fixed disks present."

The previous owner claims she was in the middle of browsing when computer froze and upon restart began receiving the "Operating System not found."

I'm trying to save the data on the hard drive. Does anyone know any way to bring this one back to life(w/out swapping out the hard drive)?

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Hi,
It all started with a strange error message in XP (SP3) without having done anything in the SW. I rebooted and it said a file was missing or corrupt = cannot boot, keep rebooting.
I checked the RAM, tested it: no problem.
I removed the drive, checked carefully with a diagnostic tool (from Hitachi) and no errors at all. I was able to copy the whole drive for backup, no issue.
I reloaded the BIOS, plugged the HDD into the laptop after I formatted it. 'F2' to access the BIOS, the HDD is detected.
<HINT> after this message, if I remove the drive and insert it again, no more "Operating System Not Found" the next time I boot.

I installed a fresh XP SP3 on the freshly formatted HDD, I can use all the functions but get several BSOD at times, related to pagemgr.sys or ftdisk.sys or others.
rebooting = "Operating System Not Found". Remove/reinsert the HDD and I can boot and use XP for a while until the next BSOD and "Operating System not found" during reboot. A checkdisk before XP is loaded will always show some errors, deleting, replacing orphans...

However I came to the conclusion that it is not HDD related (btw, it's only 8 months old HDD), but more likely linked to the board. Maybe I'm wrong, but I tried so many things...in vain.
Even using the XP CD with Recovery Console sometimes cannot show the C: drive. Not shown in the Map. It means that the lapto... Read more

Hi Blackyblack,

Be sure to run the Update function before each use.

At the end of Malwarebytes run, it will produce a report.

Thanks

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Hi My husband & I bought our son a Toshiba Satellite A215 Laptop (w/ Vista) 2 Christmases ago. He has had virtually no trouble with this machine until 2 weeks ago. He pretty much leaves it on 24/7 with no problems (to my surprise), but the other day he came back to find the "No Operating System Found" displayed. After a length of time we came to the conclusion that the Hard Drive was the issue, so we replaced it. It worked like a charm....until last night, that is. To our dismay the "No Operating System Found" display is back. So, if it isn't the hard drive, what could it be?

Some things to consider are: he has not downloaded anything new recently and has a AVG Free as his antivirus, with Advance System Care and Smart Defrag for upkeep. None of these are new and he has not experienced any compatibility issues with them.

There were no advanced warnings to the problem, but afterward, there was some clicking. We were able to get into BIOS to see that the hard drive was not showing up. We tried using the recovery disc to reinstall windows but it would only start up the process, it would not complete the action until we replaced the hard drive all together. I do not know if we have the recovery disc OR the actual Windows OS disc.

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

THANK YOU FOR ANY LIGHT YOU CAN SHED ON THIS PROBLEM.

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I have a Dell XPS 420 and I've just bought an SSD for it. Every time I boot the machine I see "Operating system wasn't found" now, despite having booted into Windows successfully just before.

The only change I made was connecting a standard SATA 2TB drive - which it boots into fine - but now when I have removed the 2TB drive I cannot boot onto the SSD.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:"Operating system wasn't found" DELL XPS 420

Hi there

a) Is the machine UEFI or not
b) how did you copy the OS on to the SSD.
c) How are the disks formatted - MBR or GPT.
d) (Should really be at the top so question -z !!) what OS are you using.

Usually with these computers there's a BOOT menu you can get to from the BIOS - you don't need to go into the full BIOS - there's often something like ALT + F9 to get into a boot menu. Here there's often more disks than you will see in the BIOS settings -- you'll see things like UEFI file.

As a starter try and insert a windows install / recovery disk -boot from that and choose REPAIR windows. If you don't have a dvd device there's plenty of ways of writing the install / recovery system to a USB.

Cheers
jimbo

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I recently purchased some new hardware in an attempt to upgrade my system. I'm having trouble getting to the 'fdisk' utility to format the TWO brand new Western Digital 60GIG 7200RPM 8MB drives I have. Whenever I start the computer off of the Windows 98 startup disk or any other startup disk I have it gives the error "No Operating System Found"

I'm using the two 60GIG drives in an ATA-RAID-0 configuration on the Motherboards single IDE-133 RAID channel (Also supports S-ATA, S-ATA RAID). I have used the built-in RAID building utility and created an array with the two drives, but they still need to be fdisk'ed and formatted to complete the process. This is where I am stuck because I cannot boot to the A:\ prompt because of the "No Operating System Found" message. I insert the Win98 Boot disk and press F11 to select boot device, I select 1.44 Floppy and bam, error message! If anyone has any ideas on what I can do or a different startup disk please post! I have tried booting from the WinXP cd to no avail - It says there are no Hard drives present (probably cause they ain't formatted!).

Hardware as follows:
MSI 865PE Neo2 Series (MS-6728 v1.x ATX MB)
2x 256MB RAM
P4 2.6Ghz
Geforce4 Ti 4200
2x 60GIG WD 7200RPM 8MB

A:"No Operating System Found" error woes...

You should be able to install WinXP on those HDs without formatting them. I am not familiar with a RAID setup, but could you install XP on one of the HDs and configure your RAID after the installation. I'm thinking there is a problem with your configuration and the HDs aren't getting recognized by the system. (I've been meaning to try a RAID setup on my other computer, just haven't had the time.)
HTH

B

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"no audio device" "no playback device" "No Sound Card was found"
ok.. I'm stuck.. puzzled...

I recently had a professional computer fix it company wipe my computer and now I do not have any sound. I do not have even the little icon on the bottom left hand corner to turn volume up or down. My keyboard does not allow me to turn the volume up or down, it seems unresponsive to volume but does light up on the screen showing VOLUME... but of course, there is no volume... I am computer illiterate and thirsty for answers...

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Processor
Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume
indicates "no sound" and Device Volume is all the way to LOW and everything is GREY and untouchable/unchangeable

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio
indicates "no playback devices" on Sound Playback

Sound recording is working fine as I use skype many times but I can not hear the other party but they can hear me just fine.

Starting with the BIOS, I went into Audio and made sure this was enabled.. it was...

A:"No audio device" -- "no playback device" -- "no sound card was found"

STLj said:

<snip>
after RUN>
typing in "dxdiag"
DIRECTXDIAGNOSTIC TOOL>Sound
"No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided bv the hardware manufacturer".

This is where I get fuzzy and lost. Do I need a new sound card installed? Is that the problem?Click to expand...

That dxdiag "no sound card" message is misleading as I've found it says that if no driver OR sound card. I think you're missing the right driver

Also, it would seem from your post you have High Definition (HD) audio. Which means you'll need to find the right High Definition audio driver. (AC97 pre-dates HD audio so the Realtek AC97 couldn't be right)

Try starting on the HP support website HERE and enter your model number or they have a button where they'll try to identify your product and drivers for your model. They should list an HD audio driver there

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My problem started 08/21/07 and I've been hoping someone could look at this. I apparently caught a Trojan and can't get rid of it.

This trojan has screwed up my explorer file. I'm unable to get a display of my DeskTop (blue screen only). Reduced to using TaskMgr to run iexplore to access internet and navigate. Ran explorer and received the following error:

(X) The procedure entry point PrintWindow cound not be located in the dynamic link library USER32.dll.

[OK] Click to expand...

I can muddle around with TaskMgr, but I no longer have my display for desktop or menu bar (i.e., Start and such).

Had a security 'expert' instruct me to rename my USER32.DLL to USER32.OLD which hosed my computer (could not boot up). Had to find my OS disk to get back in and rename the file back so I can get back to where I was.
Here is my HiJackThis log:
-----------------------------
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:09:55 AM, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\SysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe

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Hello,

last November I installed and ran the Gov't Malware Program by Amnesty Int. called "Detekt".
It found that my PC was infected, with "Ghost": Unfortunately, this program only finds spyware/malware but does not offer any removal tools. I tried running Avast and CCleaner but they were not able to find anything on my Computer, Detekt would still find "Ghost".

Later in 2014 I installed a new Avira Anti Vir program (instead of Avast whih I used before) plus Malwarebytes Anti Malware. All programs were updated. Neither one of these three programs did find anything at the time (to the end of 2014).
Now today (Jan. 5, 2015) I updated and used Malwarebytes and it found "Babylon.A" (a kind of "Ghost", if I understand right) in the "Unlocker" (1.9.2) program files.It was put into quarantine by MWB.

I will try to do as you describe the process, and first post the log files that MWB put out today. My external Hard Disc Drive was connected during the scans.

Please let me know if my Computer is safe now, and if there are any safety measures to take (like , not using old USB sticks, or the like)

QuestionGhost

A:"Detekt" found "Ghost"_ MWB removed Babylon from Unlocker

I do not recall exactly when or why I installed Unlocker (1.9.2), or where I got it from, but I must have downloaded and installed it around Nov 2014 (last run Nov 24, 2014)

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Had posted this 08/21/07. No Reposes at all. So I'm going to try here.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/612963-w2k-explorer-exe-entry-point.html

Was working fine, then something went wrong. COX Secuity Suite blurped it caught a Trojan (didn't catch name). It had blocked it, but couldn't remove it. Explorer will no longer load.

ERROR MESSAGE:
(X) The procedure entry point PrintWindow could not be lcoated in the dynamic link library USER32.dll.
[OK]Click to expand...

I looked in the subdir and found explorer.exe was gone. I pulled a copy of explorer.exe from the old C: (now D, but I get the same error message.

I can muddle around with TaskMgr, but I no longer have my display for desktop or menu bar (i.e., Start and such).

This is my most current HiJackThis Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32:13 PM, on 9/18/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\SysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\wdsvc.exe

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Hi All,

I'm having some issues with WinDBG and a crash dump analysis for a Windows Phone 10, so I hope someone could answer this question here.

Background information:
Recently I bought a brand new Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM phone which keeps restarting over and over on a very random basis. After reading several threads it turns out that many people are suffering from the same issue and generic remediation steps are not working
at all. This includes using Windows Device Recovery Tool, turning off certain features such as WiFi & Bluetooth, SD card usage, etc.
After troubleshooting this issue for a while I decided to get on with Field Medic application which clearly indicated a 000000F9 crash. Unfortunately this didn't tell anything too specific so I captured a minidump from the phone and went straight to WinDBG
for further analysis.

Now my issue is that although I can load the crashdump into WinDBG, I'm unable to get the appropriate symbol files as WinDBG is constantly complaining about not finding the required files. I've changed the required sympaths as necessary so I've been trying
to use the official MS online repositories but WinDBG just doesn't want to cooperate and get the files. Unfortunately I couldn't find an offline symbols repository for Windows Phone 10 and therefore I'm stuck with the analysis. The symbols would be required
in order to nail down the root cause making the 0000009F crashes. So far I can only see that this is possibly a driver re... Read more

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Hi, just as the question title says, I am having a RunDLL error with the windows dll "streamci.dll".

I am getting this error while trying to install my Audio Drivers on my newly set up XP OS.

During the installation of XP, a couple of files were not copied properly.
because the CD was scratched up pretty badly, but I had no other copy of the CD, I had to just skip and hope windows installed, and was usable...

Are there any tools, that can scan your computer for missing windows DLL's and re-install them?

Code:
regsvr32 streamci.dll
in the command line, but I get the following error:
RegSvr32

This file can not be registered."Click to expand...

Any Ideas?

A:RUNDLL ~ "Error Loading Streamci" ~ "The Specified module could not be found"

What version of XP Pro did you install with that CD?

XP Pro original

XP Pro SP1

XP Pro SP2

-----------------------------------------------------------------

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I reimaged a laptop to test out Kleo Bare Metal Backup.

I work in IT so I'm surprised I haven't been able to find a solution online, but 20 minutes of googling is all I am willing to spend.

I have tried:
fixmbr
fixboot
bootcfg /rebuild

I'd love to not have to reinstall XP Pro and all the updates.

Thanks

Have you checked what is on the disk by connecting it to another computer? Did you clone to a new drive or back on to the original?

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This computer was bought a couple of months ago, used. It's a six year old HP Vectra VL, 5xxx, Series 4. Have Norton 2001. Many problems, getting worse.

Sometimes can't get to Windows. Message: Operating System Not Found. Other times I see the Windows Opening banner page, then it freezes and just stays there. Sometimes the banner page does it when I try to shut down, following the usual Start Menu, Shut Down sequence. Also at times Windows banner page on startup and message: Data Error Reading Drive C (abort, etc.). Just clicking sound when I try various things with the keyboard. There's more, but I'm going to try to return the computer. So here's a question. The store is open on Tues. and today is Sunday. How can I get to Windows with an A: prompt? Also, how do I get to Windows with message like "Use Command Interpreter." I can get a C: prompt, but have tried various methods like typing (when it will let me type) Win, WINDOWS95, Win, etc. Sometimes it responds with I think C:>Sony (which is my monitor). So I just keep having to turn the computer off.

Also, I was told the computer had Windows 98 when I bought it. I have 32 Mgs. Ram, but HP told me my type of Ram is obsolete and they don't make it any more. It's 72 pin Edo Simms. Very expensive. I called around. And I read on one of the posts on this site that you need even more than 64 Mgs. with Windows 98.

For a while, I had to disable Autoprotect before shutting down or th... Read more

A:"Operating System Not Found" and no shutting down, plus need Edo Ram

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Hi,

Just today my father wanted to sync his computer to his TV when something went wrong. We had a cable for syncing PC with TV and both of them had that output so their were no problem connecting the cable. But then we didn't find the computer screen on the TV so after a while we waited and then it started smell burn. My father took of the cables from both endes and shut off the PC but the fan continued running. After like 10 minutes we started the computer again and it became all black and it said something about "Operating System Not Found".

What can we do to fix this? Quick reply pls

Not sure what happened, but something obviously burned up on the PC.
Was the cable specifically designed for syncing the TV with the PC?
What sort of TV is this? I am assuming it is a PC itself, and can connect to the internet.

This is a shot in the dark, but I have an idea:
There is a wiring problem with the outlet to which the TV is connected, and this caused current to flow between the TV and the PC, which in turn burned out your motherboard, hard, drive, or both.

Do you ever get a shock from the TV when you are connecting / disconnecting cables (cable, satellite, etc)?

Again; this is just a hunch, because I have a lot of experience with wiring and electricity, and have encountered some very strange stuff that causes TV and PC to burn up.

FW

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Hello,

I've been googling what seems to be a pretty common problem. So, I had this problem too, but after attempting to turn on the computer for the 4th time, it started up. I do not have the Southbridge chipset. I have System Drive C, and 4 backup drives hooked up. Most of the work on the computer is Photoshop work.

Now I'm afraid of turning it off, in case the same thing happens. Any suggestions or ideas so I dont see that screen again?

Thanks everyone

What do you think happened? New software, trying to tweek the system, going to dangerous websites?

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For about a week now, whenever I turn on my Compaq Presario V3000 laptop, it'll stay at the Compaq screen for about 10 seconds, then go onto the flashing underscore. Occasionally, it'll flash "Operating System not found." If I press enter or anything, it'll flash the same thing.

Also, occasionally, it will not boot up whatsoever, and will just show a black screen with the blue keyboard lights on.

After about 15-20 tries, it'll boot up normally; I think it may be that it needs to stay plugged in for about 10 minutes before it'll load, but I haven't tested the theory often enough to know if that's the problem.

Any ideas on what may be causing the problem?

and welcome to the Forum

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Hi,

I have an HP Pavilion ze4900 notebook computer that was just purchased on November 30th. From the get go it has been displaying the message "Operating System not Found" when I try to boot up. Sometimes I would have to turn it off and on several times for it to boot up, but sometimes that wouldn't work. Usually I would have to boot up from the Recovery CD.

Well anyway after dealing with the system BIOS settings (boot order and whatnot), and repairing the OS twice, I decided to contact HP support. They instructed me to delete the partition on the hard drive, format it, and re-install Windows XP. Okay did that and proceeded to lose everything that was pre-installed on the notebook including the wireless capabilities, the SOUND and video driver, the modem drivers, everything. And for some strange reason none of those drivers are on the recovery CD. So basically the thing is now a peice of dead weight.

Well, I decided that I would just make the best of it and see what I could do to get it reinstalled. Until this morning when I turned it on again, guess what happened? OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND!!!! So I lost everything that I loved and needed from the notebook for nothing because the @#$%! problem is still there! Someone please, please, PLEASE help me before I go absolutely insane and smash the thing to peices! A:I'm at my wits end!!! "Operating System not Found" This definitely looks to be a hardware problem. You should return the notebook and get it replaced. 2 more replies Answer Match 81.9% Hi everyone. On Saturday my laptop died, it now gives the message "Operating System not found". I tried to reinstall Vista from the DVDs, but when I tried this there were no partitions loading up to install Windows to. I had a C drive and a D drive which were hard disk drives, Vista was installed onto C but now they have disappeared. I know a little about computers but I'm not an expert. I'm assuming that my hard drive has failed, and when I was messing around with settings to try and get Vista to load up I did see the text "No hard drive". But is there any way of recovering the files which were on the hard drive? Or are they lost forever? Can I reinstall Windows? I'm so confused and don't know what to do! Many thanks! A:"Operating system not found" error Originally Posted by TheViewer Hi everyone. On Saturday my laptop died, it now gives the message "Operating System not found". I tried to reinstall Vista from the DVDs, but when I tried this there were no partitions loading up to install Windows to. I had a C drive and a D drive which were hard disk drives, Vista was installed onto C but now they have disappeared. I know a little about computers but I'm not an expert. I'm assuming that my hard drive has failed, and when I was messing around with settings to try and get Vista to load up I did see the text "No hard drive". But is there any way of recovering the files which were on the hard drive? Or are they lost forever? Can I reinstall Windows? I'm so confused and don't know what to do! Many thanks! Right the same thing happend to me and i was gutted, I did something un-necerssery and re-installed windows, all you have to do is access the boot options menu when you turn your computer on keep pressing F8 until the boot options menu appears, by using the arrow keys on the keyboard select boot for hard drive (HDD) something like that anyway, please report back on that and if it works then I can tell you the soulution to make it so you do not have to do that every time you turn your computer on, Thanks Jamie 5 more replies Answer Match 81.9% Hi all, I need help for my Compaq Laptop problem. This just happened last night when I play on the internet, suddently my laptop freezing then I shut down. After that, "operating system not found". I use Window XP proffesional service pack 2 and my compaq type is compaq presario 1700 I have tried the following ways: - Press f8 to go to safe mode - not working - Press f10 to go to Bios configuration - dont have option to check the HDD status - Tried booting using window xp cd, it works but it said "there is no hdd found, make sure it powered on" when i want to format or repair my window ....is that means my HDD really dead? Is there any other steps I can do to recover my data on the Harddrive? I am so bad luck ..... A:Error "Operating System not found" 16 more replies Answer Match 81.9% Hi I have a Samsung V25 Laptop running Home Edition Today I put it on stand by and opened the lid and hit the power button to bring it out of stand by about 20 minutes later and it rebooted (it has done this before as it sometimes reboots when not connected to power. Any way It reebooted and the Samsung Screen comes up and then a small flashing dash in the top left then "opertaing system not found" message comes up I fully charged it and checked the hdd appears in the BIOS and it does and have tried booting with power cable attached and everything any ideas as to whats wrong (I CANT lose any of the data!!!) and yes, before you ask I am an idiot and have no backups please help me!!! Thanks Ryan A:Laptop "Operating System Not Found" 16 more replies Answer Match 81.9% I've been running windows xp sp2 on my sony vaio frv31 laptop for, well, months I think. It's been awhile. Anyway, just yesterday I'm sitting in my living room and I hear the beeping noise my laptop makes when it's trying to boot (my number 4 key is permantly stuck down and I have to hit escape to let it boot). I hit escape, get the flash screen for about forever, and get "no operating system found". I haven't even touched my laptop in days... I think the last time I used it was sometime last week to play a game (I just haven't needed it lately). My version of XP is an OEM full professional version. I've got my hard drive partitioned into 2 20g sections with nothing but programs I rarely use on the second partition. I've got two firewalls running at all times (the windows firewall and norton internet security) and I do virus scans every week (no problems there last time I checked). I have auto update turned off because I don't like my computer to install things without me knowing about it. It had no reason to reboot in the first place, and now I can't understand why it won't find my os. BIOS shows that everything is fine and dandy, I discharged the battery per Sony's instructions, and set all BIOS settings to default (not that I had changed anything in the first place - I generally don't mess with laptop settings). So, I'm going to try to reinstall xp here in a few days (I don't have tim... Read more A:"no operating system found" xp sp2 on laptop Welcome to TSG. You Might want to take a look at Method 2: Use Recovery Console. I would try FIXMBR. As to why it won't boot, your guess is as good as mine. I have a 9yr old and a 15 yr old I can blame such problems on, with good reason. 1 more replies Answer Match 81.9% Plz help guys . A:When I turn on my pc it says "operating system not found" how do I fix this Hello Claky, plase post more info, like your specs, when this started to happion, how old is your comuter, and what os were you running 6 more replies Answer Match 81.9% on a friends Compaq Presario Laptop. This occurs when you turn it on, and when you try to load the ME Operating system. 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I burnt KillDisk onto a DVD and ran the program, which was successful. Afterwards I bought a new Windows 7 Ultimate package, tried to run the DVD but it now gives me the error "Operating System Not Found". The BIOS on this Vaio model does not have a whole lot of settings to change, so what do I do??? A:"Operating System Not Found" error You need to set your BIOS to DVD drive first boot. Take a look at these posts: http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7 Questions to use for help with Installation Issues Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version Clean Install Windows 7 USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create 9 more replies Answer Match 81.9% I have two IBM Thinkpad T40 laptops and both are coming up "No Operating System Found" when I try to boot. Everything was running fine with both machines, #1 laptop al of a sudden came up with the error when I tried to use the machine, didn't change a thing. I tried a brand new HD and tried to install Xp, says "Can't find any hard drives". Ok, I pulled the HD and put it in #2 laptop which was running fine, now same thing with #2 even with it's original drive "No oper sys found". Both HD's are recognized and work in my dell so can't be anything wrong with them. Tried a brand new HD in #1 and #2, will take the Xp CD and go as far as "No HD's found" Help!! Thanks! A:Thinkpad T40 "No Operating System Found" Seems like the hard drives aren't getting power. If this were a desktop, I would say change the power supply. If your laptops aren't on batteries, and using just the AC adapter, then I would change the adapter. 1 more replies Answer Match 81.9% Hello. In about 6 months ago I encountered a major problem with my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens Amilo) as it would not start. The message I get is, in its entirety: "For Realtek RT8101E 10/100 PCI-Express Ethernet Adapter v1.03 (070618) PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. Operating System not found" Is there a free solution solution to this? I have researched about this problem and found that you may need a new HDD? And IF I hand the ****er in to some Computer-fixy repair-thing and put in a new harddrive, will it work later? I mean, is it a 100 % certain that it is the HDD that's ****ed-up, getting a new will solve the problem? I'm a poor student I would go on to a school massacre rampage if I would have paid$100 and when I get home, it still shows the same ****.

Try checking the boot order under the bios option, make sure that it is set to boot hard drive first.

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is the message I got when trying to boot up today. I had been away for a week and suspect that the teens were "messing" on my pc. I pressed Ctrl, Alt, Del and am at Compaq Computer Corporation Setup Utility - Main, Storage, Security, Advanced etc but don't know where to go from here. Can anybody help please? Much appreciated. My system is XP.

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Hello. I was recently trying to reinstall AvP2 / Aliens Versus Predator 2 / AvP 2, but I recieved a "No Disk Error" once the install disk (1 of 2 disk) was inserted. I had to buypasss the auto play in access the install file directly. Also, once the game did install, the game gave me the same error. What is going on? I never had this problem before.

Can anybody asist? Thank you.

A:Aliens Versus Predator 2 - "Wrong Disk Error" Plz help

Try uninstalling the game, then delete the directory the game was installed, then einstall the game. See if that helps.

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I was using the computer when all of a sudden it shut down. When I turn it back it on, it automatically tries to do a Startup Repair. After several minutes, I get the message: "Startup Repair cannot this repair this computer automatically." When I click on "View problem details," everything looks fine except for "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dll is corrupt." This happens every time I try to retart the computer. I've tried System Restore and System Image Recovery to no avail.

A:Computer won't restart: "Root cause found: Boot critical file D:\CI.dl

1. Insert the Windows installation DVD into the DVD-ROM; Click Exit if the auto-menu pops up.
2. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
3. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow

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Ok, now I get another problem... When I click "install now", I get a msg box that is saying 'no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK'

What should I do now?

A:When I click "install now", it's saying "No device drivers were found"

Is the HD showing in BIOS?