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Q: changed reg - games wont work- system restore wont work

None of my games will work. I took some advice of a forum because I couldnt get Perfect World to work and changed something in the registry to do with the port. Now no game will work and i would change it back but i dont know what it was previously.
My system restores wont work, wont even undo, and theres only one days worth there now. I dont know how to do a utilities reg scan which I think may be what I need to do, I dont know if its in my pc or on my XP disk. I cant use the disk because I dont know how to find my product code and the person I bought it off has gone to Cyprus .

I've done a Drwebcureit but really I need instructions for a 2 year old and I think this has happened since my last one. I had a Win32 Trojan in the other day and Vundo got rid of it I think, maybe its got something to do with that, maybe its still lurking around. Ive done a Combofix amd this was at the top - WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED. If anyone can help me, you would save my life, its driving me mad now.


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All of a sudden, I turn on my lap top (lenovo idea pad flex 10) and it takes forever to Load, then says windows 8 wont boot or something.
Takes me to a blue screen and I tries to system restore but that also won't load and go through. Help please?
I went to advanced options and pulled up the box you type **** in butI don't know what to put km it to make windows boot!

A:windows 8 wont boot and system restore wont work

You need to be much more specific about what your problem is. I can't tell at all from your post what's really happening, and neither will anybody else. What exactly happens? What exact messages do you get? What "advanced options" are you talking about? Also, it appears this site's profanity filter has blocked something in your post. Using such language is not helpful.

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Today i had a real disater one of my programs just disappeared. that is to say all the files (except data files - thak God) just disappeared from the HD.
So my 1rst inclination was to do a system restore. I went to the closest date and after a while it went through a process but NOTHING happened. Got message - no restore happened no changes. I tried several dates to no avail.
What is going on!!?? this is bad news when you can't do a restore PLS help
Of course the other Q is why did those files disappear in the 1rst place????. all I did prior to that was a defrag using the MS defrag
I run XP Pro

A:system restore wont work

Hello and welcome!

Did you boot into safe mode and then try to restore your system? If you didn’t try that, please do. I have found many instances where a restore will not work in “normal” mode, but worked in SAFE mode.

In the mean time, I will locate the process or doing a manual restore by copying the most recent restore point to specific directories! I have the information here somewhere!



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ok now all of the sudden when i do system restore, it does all its stuff then when it reboots it says System restore incomplete and like windows could not be restored to this point no matter what time i try to restore it to. im about to reformat all these problems are really getting annoying. but if anyone knows whats wrong id be happy

A:now system restore wont work.......

i just realized that this problem started right after i installed the sp2 update. so maybe that has something to do with it

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i went to do a system restore and found out that it had been disabled...after i had enabled it, it wont work anymore...when i click on it, it is now a blank page and will not load

A:system restore wont work

lots of information available at this site just click on it

And this one too

Its possible that it was deactivated because you did not have enough free space that case read this page

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I replaced a hard drive and did a system restore on a Toshiba approx. 5 or 6 years old with windows 7 and SP1 and IE version 8xx will not work on certain sites and will not allow upgrade to newer version.  Keeps saying needs sp1 which it
has. How can I get the upgraded version? 

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I dont know much about system resotre, but everytime i try to do one, i get this error.

Any help appricated

A:System restore wont work.

Hello Mitch656

Go to start and type services in the search box. Look for Volume Shadow Copy Service and make sure it's running and set to automatic.
If that doesn't work try this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let me know what happened

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I have a Toshiba Equium A100-027 laptop, after installing Windows Service Pack 3 my laptop no longer works. I have tried a recovery disk and am having problems with this also. It doesnt detect any problems and when i try to restore to a previous point this will not work either. It says there are no points to restore from and it will not let me open the help menu either. It says I am running on a limited diagnostic system and some features wont work. I do not want to have to re-install Windows completely as I have a lot of pictures saved on my second hard drive. Any help would be appreciated thank you in advance.

A:System restore wont work help

have you tried uninstalling the sevice pack, i had a problem with that service pack and deleted it and had no problems simce

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I'm this close __ to hanging my computer on a rope and playing pinata with it. Dumb stuff just keeps going wrong. The main thing now is system restore won't even launch. I would love someone to help me with this problem..thanks in advance.

A:System restore wont work IVE TRIED LIKE EVERYTHING. help plz

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Hey everybody, the past week or 2 it seems windows explorer has been crashing a bit too much, you know when the icons and taskbar disappear then few seconds later reappear. Anyway I did a few different virus scans, and it didnt find nothing, either did spybot.

So I decided to just see if system restore would fix this, but for some reason system restore wont work. I've tried numerous restore points, but when windows restarts it says "system restore incomplete" and that my computer couldnt be restored to that date. WTH is that about?? I've never had a problem using system restore before.

Few weeks ago I remember using the "disk cleanup" feature and deleting all resore points except for the most recent, I dont know if that makes a difference. Anyway im running XP home P4 2.0ghz, let me know what you think.

A:System restore wont work

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I have been doing some cleaning up of my PC on the malware forum, as I thought I had an infection because google wouldnt run.
My PC is now completely clean, but google still wont run. Our last option was to do a system restore, but the system wont restore, even in safe mode. There is some from of error message just before the system shut down on system resore, but it only shows for a split sec - think it says cant find all the information. On auto reboot it just says system wasnt restored.
ANy ideas please

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A:system restore wont work

Most of what you posted (all that software info) was pointless and unneccesary.
What we need is the info from the BSOD (Blue Screen OF Death) just before automatic restart kicks in.

You need to disable automatic restart so that the BSOD stays on screen for you to be able to read it. Restart will then not occur until you restart manually.
To disable auto-restart:

Navigate to the Control Panel in Windows XP by left-clicking on Start, followed by Settings and then choosing Control Panel.

In the Control Panel window, open System.

Note: In Microsoft Windows XP, depending on how your operating system is setup, you may not see the System icon. To correct this, click on the link on the left-hand side of the Control Panel window that says Switch to Classic View.

In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.

Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.

In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.

Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.

Click OK in the System Properties window.

From now on, when a problem causes a BSOD or another major error that halts the system, the PC will not automatically reboot. Rebooting manually will be necessary.

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Currently I'm running Windows XP Professional Home on Service Pack2.
My question is .... I can't go back to any restore points and get them
to work. It creates restore points each day and it lets me create a
restore point ... however, when I try to do a System Restore it states,
Could not restore your computer ... try an earlier restore point. I tried
that but to no avail???

I really don't know when it last worked (System restore) because it has
been over a year since I tried it ...

Could you please advise me what to check and see what I can do ... to
get System Restore to work ... just in case I truly need it?

Your help is greatly appreicated ....


A:System Restore Wont Work ...

G'Day Countryhardball,

First up, let's make sure that you have the System Restore activated...

Go Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

Once in here, on the Left hand side of the panel, there will be a blue link System restore settings; click on it and make sure that the box Turn off System Restore on all Drives is Unchecked, otherwise you do not have any System Restore points to fall back on.

Now if the System Restore is turned on; then, you will need to try this as a workaround....

(You will need your Windows? CD)

Insert the Windows? XP SP2 CD in the appropriate Drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run > type in sfc /scannow (Please note the space between the "c" and " / ") > OK.
This will activate the System File Checker, that will scan all the Windows? system files to ensure their integrity, and if missing/corrupt files are found, it will automatically replace them from the CD.

While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work on the computer...this process will take around 45-65 minutes to complete.
During the scan, sfc may ask you to insert the Windows? CD, just click on retry and let it do its thing.

Once finished, remove the CD; reboot the computer, and all should be normal again (hopefully).

Post back with the results, and if there are any other queries/concerns.

Good Luck with it!

Kind Regards,

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I need to restore my computer back to the way it was some time ago, but system restore doesn't seem to work. I've tried restoring form several restore points, but to no avail. After windows reboots it says "Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored to (date). No changes have been made to your computer. To choose another restore point, restart System Restore.", so how do I make a restore point that works?

A:Why wont system restore work?

Do have any Anti Virus running at the time? You may have to turn it off completely before you start.


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Anyone know what to do about my windows 7 system... I try to run a system restore and it says that "system restore did not work because a file is missing or a virus prog needs turning off whilst I run another system restore, then turning on again" or something like that.

Ive tried this but system restore still doesnt work.

I once got an error 0x80070005, but havent had it since.

Im a bit of a novice with my home pc, and dont know what to do. Can anyone help please?


A:System restore wont work

Anyone know what to do about my windows 7 system... I try to run a system restore and it says that "system restore did not work because a file is missing or a virus prog needs turning off whilst I run another system restore, then turning on again" or something like that.

Ive tried this but system restore still doesnt work.

I once got an error 0x80070005, but havent had it since.

Im a bit of a novice with my home pc, and dont know what to do. Can anyone help please?


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Hi Everybody.

My Dad had some problems on the computer the other night regarding logging onto the net,

He phoned the support on the phone and they told him to delete the internet connection button under 'Network connections' and now he still cant log onto the net.

I said to save all the problems.... I would just use system restore (since I had about 10 restore points)

But I clicked 'restore my computer to an earlier time', chose the 'date' and when I click 'NEXT' (the final button to restore) it loads for a couple of seconds and then just stops. I tried it on every date on the calender... but no luck..

could anybody help please ?

Many Thanks,


A:System Restore wont work. HELP !

Have you tried running the utility in Safe Mode?
One or more of the System Restore files may be missing or corrupted. Go to, in the Search for Knowledge Base box on the upper left side of page, type KB302796, there you can get answers in helping to solve your problem. Good Luck!!

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My F1, (or HELP fromthe start button) wont open the help page any longer. The INternet Explorer windows shows up (the one with the blue "I" and says "This page can't be displayed".
Also, System Restore won't work either. (System Restore goes through all the steps of restoring to a prior date, and then after the restart, a message states that the restore was unsuccessful. (Yes I have it enabled) I use SR all the time. This all started 2 days ago after I started to download a screensaver. All kinds of junk was installed onto my computer, most of which I have deleted, but possibly some thing is left that causing my computer to act up?

I posted in windows 95/98/ME (System restore wont work at all? I think I downloaded a virus?) to see more details. I did get a little help there, but figured Security was the right place to post this. I did contact McAfee tech support and was not helped at all. They just told me to disable the "Suspicious Script" alert and my problems would be resolved, NOT. In my view, all that did was turn off the suspicious script warning. (thats another issue entirely I know)

I was told that Tony Klein could possibly help me? Are you out there Tony. I need a bunch of help on this one.

Thanks for anyone who can help.

A:F1 (HELP) and SYSTEM RESTORE wont work at all

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Please help me....again!!! I cannot get System Restore to work. It will not allow me to restore to an earlier date...
I tried to restore it a couple of days ago, but did not like where I had restored it to and tried to unrestore it back to the original date... thats when everything went mad.
The computer said that I could not unrestore and to try another date... but now it wont let me do anything!!!
I am desperate and a wee bit dumb at times with my computer.. so please be gentle.
Thanks again for your patience

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Tried to roll back a day using System Restore on my HP laptop Vista home prem sp1, and it did all the shutting down and starting up etc, but I then got a message saying 'System Restore encountered a problem' - and basically it hadnt rolled back.

There are plenty of restore points but I probably cannot get to any. Ive never used system restore on this laptop before, as its still new.

I have got Zone Alarm free firewall running, and Avast - I dont know if any of these conflict with system restore.

any idea what i can do?

A:System Restore wont work

Have you tried to restore in Safe Mode?

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I am stumped as to why I can not do a system restore. Whenever i try and choose a date, etc. it does the restore but when it is finished it tells me it can not be restored to that date. Anyone know why?

A:System Restore wont work!?

Did you create a restore point on that date?

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My computer crashed today. An error stating that my windows files were missing or corrupt. Quick call to PC world who talked me through a system restore.
Only problem now is, I cant get my MP3 player software to work. its a Samsung YP-Z5F. I plug it in via USB, the computer detects it and then pops up a bubble saying an error occured during installation and my hardware may not work properly. And it doesn't! I cant get windows media player or the samsung software to recognise the player is plugged in.
How can I get it back to working fine the way it was before the system restore?

A:Did System Restore, Now Software Wont Work!

Try uninstalling the Samsung software. Then download the latest version from the Samsung website and install it.

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here's the orignal topic and here's the hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:47:07 PM, on 4/3/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\lxczcoms.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exeC:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SAService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messeng... Read more

A:System Restore Wont Work. Maybe A Virus?

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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My System Restore wont work on any of the restore points. I had a virus that was removed by Zone Alarm, so i dont know if it did something to my computer, but it wont restore, and its acting really slow.Any help would really be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:34:51 PM, on 8/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Cyberlink\Shared files\RichVideo.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\RMSvc.exeC:\Program... Read more

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Sorry for the double post guy, but its been 7 days and I already posted it int he "After 5 days" TopidThanks, Please let me know if i didnt do somethingAlso, i have additional details:Some Programs wont connect, here are some examples:Programs That DO Work AIMIE 7Zone AlarmSteamPrograms That DO NOT WorkDownload AcceleratorsSome Games (Off and On)Google Video Player-------------------------------------------------------All these programs never had a problem before it started acting slow. - I checked ZA and turned it off and still no luck - The Windows firewall is off - I granted special access to the ports of those programsAlso, I have a new batch of HiJackthis Logs!"hijackthis.log":Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:17:57 AM, on 8/8/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\eh... Read more

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My son installed something on my pc and I can not remove it. I keep getting pop ups while on the web, I tried uninstalling a program that is called "Information" in the program files, nothing happens. Then I did system restore in safe mode, with 3 diff system restore points and each time I get an error message stating it did not complete successfully.

I dont know where to go. I ran Norton and it comes up with nothing. Pls Help! Windows Vista Home Edition Service Pack 2 64bit operating system!


A:I need help!! System Restore wont work, Virus??

Can you tell us more about the program please
I use Revo Uninstaller and Un-locker for removing things.
You may have to do a bit of registry editing and we can help but need more information about what you are trying to remove
Try scanning with the free version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
A guide on it is on my site here.

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I installed XP over an existing version ages ago now. So don't ask me why I did it but I think it was to fix something. Anyway I have 2 versions of XP. I installed XP SP2 over the XP SP1 version which has a different serial number to the first one. When I installed it I did it from inside Windows and not from a hard boot. It installed fine but when I tried to run System Restore is wouldn't work. It will let me create restore points but I can't restore back to them. The program will run and then restart the computer. it appears to be working ok but when it boots into Windows desktop it says "System Restore failed to restore your computer to an earlier time - No changes have been made to your computer"

I have looked in the system restore directory and I have got a few restore points so it seems to be creating them but It just won't restore to them. By the way I 'm not running Norton AV. I have turned it off and on again and deleted all previous restore points but it's still not working. I think it has something to do with that install I did but I can't go back to my old version now without reformatting.

A:Solved: System Restore Wont work after reinstalling XP

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A:system restore and windows update wont work

Start with a virus check. Also download and run Malwarebytes.

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i dont have Norton. i have Avast, iobit 360, ad-ware, & spybot. i have tried to do a system restore with 3 or 4 different days in safe mode & in safe mode w/ command prompt. everytime i restart my computer i get the message:

system restore did not complete successfully. your computer's system files & settings were not changed. details: the restore point was damaged or was deleted during the restore.

please help me. i need to restore my computer because i cant log into my account. everytime i put in the password it says:

The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. i found out that if you restore it to a time before then that should solve the user account problem.


A:Cant log into User Account & System Restore wont work...?


Originally Posted by greenbar

i have tried to do a system restore with 3 or 4 different days in safe mode & in safe mode w/ command prompt....

Boot into SAFEMODE and back your files up.

Please see -

Regards. . .



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ok for a few weeks now when ever I watch a video or listen to something the sound is glitchy. and I upgraded my drivers because it did say something was wrong with the graphics card and the sound card I updated those and it says both are working fine now yet the video and sound is still glitchy. so I don’t know whats going on
I tried doing a system restore but whatever date i go to it keeps telling me system restore encountered a problem. and takes me back to the original date. If someone could help me out I’d appreciate it.

A:Need help, glitchy sound, and system restore wont work

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My computer has acted really weird lately. Ever since I was on youtube and clicked a video, (Not sure which video now. I was opening multiple pages.) my computer was attacked by viruses. Avira "Supposedly" removed them, but after this, Firefox would show up saying that it cannot display the page despite IE working. I made sure im not working offline because it tends to activate on my computer periodically.

I restarted my computer and now it won't even open Firefox. I downloaded Trojan Remover and Malwarebytes. I then ran a scan with Avira and it found one item which it move to quarantine. (Not sure if it was connected) Then I ran a scan with Trojan remover and it found nothing. I also ran a search with Malware Bytes and once again, nothing.

THEN I tried to systemrestore to 3 days ago, but it seemed to take awhile restoring. When I turned back on it said it had a problem restoring so files were unaffected. I changed it to 4 weeks ago, and the same message pops up and nothing has happened. I've ran another search with Avira and still it finds nothing.

I tried to switch to Google Chrome even and everytime I run the installer it says it has stopped working (Even though it still downloads for some reason) But then it acts just like Firefox when I open the browser, where it can't display any pages.


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A:System Restore Wont Work / Browser not working

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I have my grandsons Dell laptop and it was given to him used. It must be completely corrupted with viruses, malware etc. My problem is I cannot get it to let me install Defender Pro from the CD at all. The computer works just fine in safe mode of course with no sound. In normal mode is freezes and wont let me do anything. It is really slow and I mean slow when it does allow you to do anything then freezes before you accomplish anything. Since this is a "hand me down" I dont have the CDs to reinstall the OS. Help. I am a real computer idiot other than just doing what I want but when problems occur I am lost. I can follow directions,I just need some help.

A:WindowXP Need help restoring System Restore wont work

<<Since this is a "hand me down" I dont have the CDs to reinstall the OS.>>

Those CDs...and the system...are a package, since it's a Dell system. If you have any doubt about such, read the Dell copyright statements about use of Dell CDs on other systems.

What model laptop?


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New install of windows xpsp2. windows firewall, avg, spybot, spywareblaster installed. Pc worked on the internet via ethernet.

Set up pc at a different site, installed usb modem, The internet worked but explorer just displayed 'page cannot be displayed'
uninstalled modem & fitted a nw card. same prob.

Set up pc at the original site, same probs.
reinstalled windows again thinking that the prob must have been caused by the modem drivers, but the same happened again.

The prob cant be spy/adware or a virus but Ive run out of ideas how to solve it.

Also system restore didnt work on the first install, and doesnt on the second, an error is displayed: the application or dll c:\windows\system32\mlang.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

Anyone any ideas how to solve these probs?

A:Solved: Internet Explorer & system restore wont work

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I have a Toshiba laptop running on Vista. All my Google searches are being redirected, even in safe mode. Popups galore. Tried (and paid) for Stopzilla and Malaware Removal but neither worked. Friend said do a sytem restore to a week ago, before all this happened. I did, but all the problems are still there. Now after I restart it shows a msg that something is wrng & shuts down. I can hardly get online, maybe once out of 3-4 restarts/shutdown. Any ideas? Sorry I'm having to do this on my blackberry. Thanks for your help!!!Edit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:google searches redirected/system restore wont work

Before doing anything if you have not already done so, you should back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos to a CD or DVD drive as some infections may render your computer unbootable during or before the disinfection process. The safest practice is not to backup any files with the following file extensions: exe, .scr, .ini, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab as they may be infected.How and Where to backup your files in XP or VistaHow to Backup and Restore in Windows 7How to use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from your dead Windows ComputerPlease follow these instructions: How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, Alureon rootkit using TDSSKillerDouble-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.When the program opens, click the Start Scan button.Any objects found, will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be not change it.
Click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.<- Important!!
If 'Suspicious' objects are detected, you will be given the option to Skip or Quarantine. Skip will be the default selection. Leave it as such for now.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that fil... Read more

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Hey guys it seems like most of the time (not always) when I update my computer I get stuck in a temporary profile just like 2 days ago. I've tried system restore which doesn't work because of my antivirus. So I disabled avast. Says the same thing. That my antivirus won't let system restore access a file. I then decided to do a system restore in advanced options (holding down shift while you press restart) I then got another error when I did this. An unidentified error occurred during system restore (0x8007051a)

A:Stuck in temporary profile WHILE system restore Wont Work

Hello Andreas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help with the temporary profile error in Windows 8.

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Err, hey i've got a rather weird problem here lol. regedit, msconfig arent found when i type them in run. I tried doing a system restore...twice, it "failed". Avast and Antivir wont load, and im experiencing a sudden slowness...I believe Its some sort of worm or virus, but unlike one ive ever seen...heres my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:21:42 PM, on 3/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:msconfig not found, system restore wont work, antiviruses disabled.

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My Dell Inspiron Laptop which runs on Windows Vista will not start properly, the screen will go black after loading, this is before i can get to the log on stage. There is only a cursor which i can move.

I then started Startup Repair and it performed the checks, but my computer still wouldn't start. I then tried System Restore which didn't have a backup. I clicked the link to create a backup, but it said 'Your computer is running in a limited diagnostic state'. I have tried running the Windows Vista disk and it doesn't change anything. I have tried every method I know of, but I cannot get my computer working. Is there any other way, if you know please help me.

A:Dell Inspiron Laptop wont start and System Restore doesn't work

One last thing you can try is to press F8 while booting and on the next menu, select the 'Last Known Good' option

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My computer updated again last night and made some changes that I don't like. For example, removing my yahoo toolbar. It has done this the past several days and usually I can fix it with system restore. This time when it updated it done the same thing, plus more importantly I can not access my email. And the system restore won't work now either. Can you please help me. Gatekeeper45601

A:System Restore wont work and I can't access my Windows Live 2011 email

gatekeeper45601 said:

My computer updated again last night and made some changes that I don't like. For example, removing my yahoo toolbar. It has done this the past several days and usually I can fix it with system restore. This time when it updated it done the same thing, plus more importantly I can not access my email. And the system restore won't work now either. Can you please help me. Gatekeeper45601Click to expand...

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My computer recently started acting up. First the task bars changed from the windows xp blue to the old gray color. Next i couldn't get malware bytes to open and run. Then I lost the icons for any wireless internet/network connections in the bottom right task bar thus losing internet connection. I can't open system restore. I can't copy and paste files. Trying to use another computer and a flash drive to solve these issues. Please help.

A:No internet, copy/paste, system restore, malware bytes wont work

Try this application and then run mbam againPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it again==========================Also try thisWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Onc... Read more

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I stupidly downloaded a file from Limewire which was suppose to be software for covertining music files. It never worked and since my computer has got worse and worse!

(note i am even having to use a different computer to use this forum)

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When connected to internet, no matter what web address i put in it always goes to the same webpage. Some kind of spyware i imagine. When disconnected something keeps trying to connect.

Other symtoms are -

computer crashes randomly.
computer restarts itself randomly
When i click on help and support it wont open and trys to connect to the internet.
when shutting down, the end task msg for - rundll32.exe appears
Safe mode does not work and simply wont start.
When windows starts and the screen to put in your password appears, i do so and press enter, then it flashes and goes back to that screen so i have to put it in again.
When windows loads up errors appear -
hpqthb08.exe application error
pchnotify.exe application error

Half of the system memory is always in use, even tho i have no software open (commit charge: 488M / 1248M)

HP PC SYSTEM RECOVERY seams like the best think to do (already on my computer) and just completely reset my computer back to factory settings but this just restarts windows and does nothing... Read more

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I installed Windows 8 enterprise eval x64 as a windows to go setup.  Everything works fine except when I goto the store to download an app I get the "your purchase could not be completed" error.  When I try to check for updates it fails with
code 80070057, when I try to use the trouble shooting program i get the same error as the updates.  I'm running as an admin with my Microsoft account, I have tried a local account.  I have been searching all day.Like electronic music?

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not sure if im in the right place
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A:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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I just built a new HTPC, put Windows 8.1 on it, had RDP working fine for days. Even out of my house with port forwarding. Once I got everything where I wanted it, the last step was to change the port for security. I changed the registry Port Number (at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, CurrentControlSet, Control, Terminal Server, WinStations and RDP-Tcp), to a 5 digit number starting with 13 so its within the limits (also, I used to use the same port previously with Windows 7). Restarted and I could not connect. It did not work. So I tried putting it back to 3389 and its broken now too. I have a laptop on 8.1 also and changed it at the same time, now I have the same issues. I have tried everything I can think of. Check and even turned off the Firewall, used netstat -a and it seems to be listening on the correct port.
It seems to me there is something else at play here. Can anyone help me? This is at a bad time since I have leaving town for a few days and need access, I have to use VNC.
Help please.

FYI, I posted this exact same question here and have gone through some diagnostic steps to no avail:

A:Changed RDP listening port, not 3389 wont work

Any help here?

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I sure need your help on this! lol. I have a home built computer. It is about 6 years old.
The OS is XP Pro, 2 gig of Memory, 200gig WD hard drive, Asus P5AD2 Premium Motherboard. Here is my problem. I replaced the Power Supply that was in it. I replaced it with a Zalman Heatpipe Cooled 600 Watt Power Supply. All I did, is unplug the old PS, and remove it, then, put in the new one, replugged it, turned on my computer and it acts like
it is going to come up... the PS fan is running, a green led light on the motherboard is on, but nothing shows up on the monitor. The monitor power is on, and I have checked the monitor connection to the compter and it has a good connection. So, I thought maybe the new PS was defective or something, so I decided to just put the old power supply back in it, because it was running just fine before, I only wanted to replace it because it was kinda noisey and I wanted a quieter one. After putting the old Power Supply back in, I powered up the computer and it now is doing the exact same thing that the new Power Supply did. The computer lights and fans are all working but nothing is showing on the monitor. I checked to make sure that the cable and power hookup on the hard drive that has the OS on it is connected good, and it is. I am lost on what to do next. I hope someone here can help me please.
Thanks very much,

A:Solved: Changed Power Supply, now PC wont work

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OK with some of the games on my computer(using Windows 98) like Pearl Harbor Zero Hour an error message comes up sayinga DLL file is missing. even reinstalling doesnt work. it happened with nhl 2001 and a couple other games to. does anyone no how to fix this or what is wrong?
Thanks alot

A:some games wont work

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Hi. My xp laptop wont let me play my games. I download them and every thing is just fine until i try to play them. I click the icon and then it goes to the taskbar and i have to click on it until i get 2 error msg's reading: DX7_setdisplay - error
File/3rash/dx7init.c, LINE 1998
[FILE=(null), LINE=0]

And then this one pops up: PORSCHE.ICD has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Can sombody please help and fast.


A:xp games wont work

and what would be the title of this game you downloaded??

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Hey, when i play Oblivion i can have all the graphic options in the highest settings possible but when i play Test Drive unlimited it wont even play in all the worst settings possible, either will Lost Planet and Frontlines: Fuel of War.

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What the heck is going on ?

A:Games wont work like they should..

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i purchased starcraft 2 and play team fortress along with a few others a while ago that still work to this day. however yesterday i purchased crysis 2 in a shop along with counterstrike 2 and half life 2 through steam and all fail to work. the steam games fails to show any servers and my crysis 2 wont launch after the redeem code gets verified. all my other games i purchased before yesterday all work still.. im so confused and dont know what to do!!

A:games wont work

Contact steam support.

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Hi i just got a GV-N66256DP which is gigabyte 6600 256 mb Agp card

and i installed it all the drivers and that and set everything up in the bios ect..

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A:new card and games wont work??

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i have an emachine w2828 that i need to do a system restore on, but the dvd dosent work
does anyone no where i can get a new system restore dvd

any help will be greatly appreiated


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System restore wont work , vista home premium 32 bit.


A:restore wont work

Do you have Norton antivirus? What do you mean by it "won't work"?

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is there a driver that will work with vista for my modem?

A:my dell 1150 laptop was changed from xp to vista my dialup modem wont work

Er.... what is the make an model of this modem?
A little history regarding your problem wouldn't hurt.

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I am an avid pc gamer, playing mostly online stuff like Counter strike: source, Call of Duty, Company of Heroes etc.

I recently got a 2nd pc, and wanted to connect it up to the internet. So I bought a router (
and two ethernet home plugs (

As you can see they are pretty cheap, i was on a tight budget.

I installed the router and plugs and set up the pcs. Now i have 1 pc upstairs, and one downstairs connected to the internet! hooray!

The problem comes when trying to play online games. Steam (gaming platform) is temperamental and keeps going offline. Counter strike and similar games only come up with a few servers, and it is hard to connect (you have to keep clicking connect until it works). CoH has completely failed, i have reaserched this and it appears that CoH games are hosted in a different manner to most games; instead of joining a server hosted by CoH, each player kind of connects to eachother. And for some reason, this sometimes gets messed up by Routers. I now get an error "NAT. negotiation failed, could not connect to (players' names)"

It appears that for some reason my router is allergic to online games.

So my questions are:
1)Can i do something to make playing online games possible/easier?
2)Are my problems being caused because of the cheap quality of my products, or are these systems generally rubbish for gaming?
3)And i... Read more

A:Online games wont work with new router :(

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Hi I had a 480g ssd it was stolen I have a nvida gt740 8 gig of ram windows 7 a duo core 3.0 ghz CPU all my games played pretty good before my ssd was stolen but now I got a 150 gig hhd and none of my games play state of decay dayz contagion h1z1 arms2 none of them played with my ssd none of them will play I tried re-installing them verifying the integrity of the games on steam and still no luck

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Hi guys I have just purchased one of these adapters so I can play my PC games on my PC with my PS2 Controller.
It is a Plug and Play Device and windows recognised it instantly. If I go to game controllers it says device is installed correctly and all the tests work perfectly, but there is no response on any of the games I try it on.
Anyone got any idea's.

A:Tesun PSX-USB ADAPTER (Wont work with games)

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Hello to all and thanks for letting me join the community. I have been getting redirected to random sites while using the Google search engine. I don't know if this is the correct "log" to post, but here goes. Thanks for whoever can help me.1. i get redirects when clicking on a google search web page, but can copy and paste into browser and get there.2. no restore points3. I can not open MBAM, Combofix in normal start up mode.funny thing here is when i download these porgs. i cant save them directly to desk top. down load give me option like it used to do. they go directly to a folder in my documents.4 during the day perhaps 4 or 5 times an advertisement will start sounding through the speakers.I use windows xp and i am currently using firefox as my main browser, but i tried using internet explorer and had the same problem, i also have tried using yahoo and again have the same problem. I can run dr. cure it and hijack this.Thanks again.P.S. I have no MS disk if anything goes wrong.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:09:07 AM, on 8/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeD:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeD:\Program F... Read more

A:Redircts, restore wont work

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest ve... Read more

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system restore cannot protect
cannot find network
no sound
task bar greyed out
cannot drag files
cannot move files
XP pro
cannot unistall or install programs or basically do anything without error codes
started off when sound went, then anything connected to windows then eventually firefox

A:systems restore wont work

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Hi all,
I have recently upgraded to Vista and now can't get colour correction from the nvidia control panel to work in full screen 3D apps. Have tried with current whql drivers and also beta drivers that i am using currently.

Digital Vibrance and Image Sharpening work just not brightness/contrast/gamma

eVGA 8800GTX driver: beta
core2 e6600 @ 2.92
2gb corsair xms2 pc6400
asus pvn32-sli se deluxe
creative x-fi platinum

Any help in getting it working would be appreciated.

A:NVCP colour correction in games wont work =(

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Hi. im experiencing problem with my Vista Home premium, private online games that i download doesnt work. although i have completely downloaded all the game component. it only prompts to launcher but the game would not start.
also im a bit frustrated because NFS underground is not compatible with Vista

is there a way i can change my OS? would that affect my hardware?
can anyone recommend me a good OS that would be compatible to majority of games?

thank you

A:My private server games wont work on vista

What are "private online games"?

Have you look for patches from the manufactuer?

You can change your OS, but you need to endure all the drivers are avalible in the OS youre going to.. With XP, the hardware makers are starting to not make drivers for XPa, as it is now 2 OS's old.

Vista runs most games... I've rarely found a game that won't

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i have an hp laptop dv6915nr. restore disks stop at 23% with error 0x400110020000100b if problem continues please contact customer support, witch i did. it seems some how i deleted info on the hard drive for the disks to install. hp will not tell me how to fix this. they want me to send it in for repair at 400$ or a new hard drive at 200$. i can install xp or vista but the drivers will not install and nothing works. ie wireless internet ethernet card. can not connect to internet. can anybody tell me how i can get my recovery disks to work?


A:laptop restore disks wont work

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A few days ago my laptop became so slow it practically cant be used.. so i have tried to system restore from a number of points however i keep getting the message :
System Restore failed to extract the file
(E:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v4.0.30319_32\System.Xml\56af718db5fe3b6 from the restore point.
The restore point was damaged or deleted during the restore.

It goes on to say I can try using different restore points which ive already tried without success.. any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Laptop so slow its unusable.. sys restore wont work

You may find some guidance here: How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files

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Windos xp
I had to do a system restore about 5 weeks ago because of a problem. months before i did the system restore i uninstalled some sim games. Today i went to play the game and it couldnt read it ? then i went to uninstall it completly so i could reinstall it fresh and it wont let me do that. it says no file found. Any help would be great. Thanks

A:system restore & games wont uninstall or play

todeo04 said:

Windos xp
I had to do a system restore about 5 weeks ago because of a problem. months before i did the system restore i uninstalled some sim games. Today i went to play the game and it couldnt read it ? then i went to uninstall it completly so i could reinstall it fresh and it wont let me do that. it says no file found. Any help would be great. ThanksClick to expand...
Hi todeo.
Try installing all the games you want to uninstall you may get to uninstall them when you click to install if not you will be able to uninstall them with add and remove when they are reinstalled.when they are all uninstalled.or if you have not got the CD/DVD then carry on from here, go to start/search/all files and folders/type and the name of the game and click search
and delete all it finds if one dose not delete double click on the name and delete what you find.
Then go start /run /type regedit/scroll all the left column up to the top, and click edit/then find/Then type in to find what the name of your game/click find next/windows will start to look for files with the name of your game when it finds one it will highlight it in blue, run your mouse over the file to elongate the find If it as the games name in it delete it /the press F3 and it will search again keep this up and delete all it finds with the games name in.
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Hey Everybody! Im new here and wanted to know if you guys could answer me this!?
//I went and got this giga mobo for my sister because her comp was like over. so i build her a new rig and the system fan wont go... and it a brand new fan! 60 dollar fan! it like wants to go a little bit but then gives
any suggestions?

A:system fan wont work ?

Sounds like some setting, cable, or pin is incorrect or loose... although it is common for new fans to be bad... Look for bad connectors or wires pulled loose.

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I accidentally removed a usb cable from a powered usb hub , and a volume slider of some other program appeared superimposed and floating above my music making program , so I restarted the pc.
From then on , it wouldnt start , and kept saying preparing automatic repair, then reached 40% and wouldnt go any further.

I unplugged my 2 external drives because they werent showing in the bios , and plugged them into my laptop to check they were ok , and im relieved to say they are.

Since i removed the drives , my desktop ( asus ) will eventually arrive at the blue recovery screen , but all these things that are supposed to help fix it , arent working.

When I try to refresh , it says the drive where windows is installed is locked
Ive tried to do a system restore from 3 different restore points and none of them have worked ( one actually cited a mozilla profile as being the cause )
Re-image wont work because it cant find the image file , which is on one of my external drives which are now unplugged.
Automatic repair diagnoses , but then says it cant repair.
It also will not boot into safe mode.

I can use command prompt, and was hoping I could rename the system hive name , but the command prompt says
Ive tried cd%windir%\system32\config , but it says " the drive , the path, or the filname is not valid"
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A:Stuck in Automatic repair loop. refresh/restore wont work

Would you be able to reinstall Windows?

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I recently bought a new SSD disc Patriot blast 480 gb, with the idea to make it a system disc in order to improve the performance. I have a HP Z210 workstation. Currently my HDD is Samsung 1TB, divided in two partitions, of which c: is system. Also I divided SSD in two partitions.
After this I did the following steps in two variants from which none worked:

I Windows standard system recovery

1. Made system image in windows on one of the partitions on SSD
2. Made System repair disc on DVD
3. Changed boot order to Atapi CD/DVD
4. Disconected the old drive
5. Changed the SATA places that patriot is on SATA 0

When I start the computer with a System repair disc inserted in DVD drive I get a message which says that the inserted disc is not a system boot disc or something like that, and it stops there.

Then I tried with Acronis true image 2014 the following:

1. Made system image in Acronis on one of the partitions on SSD
2. Made Boot USB
3. Changed boot order to USB
4. Disconected the old drive
5. Changed the SATA places that patriot is on SATA 0
6. Started boot with USB
7. Succesfully transfered system image to an empty partition on SSD through Acronis software

When I restart the system I get just a black screen and everything stops, no error screen, message or anything else.

Please if somebody can help me because I got VERY FRUSTRATED, especially I am doing all this at night when my children is sleeping.

Thank you in advance.


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For some reason, my logon background image isnt showing up anymore, and when I try to change back to the way I had done it, regedit wont run, I've searched the forums for an answer, with no luck. And when I go to click grant admin full control, it brings up an open with menu, so I need a command script to grant admin to certain files again.

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Please help, and thanks. And no, I dont have any viruses or malware, I take good care of my computer.

A:Regedit wont run, and grant admin full control context menu wont work

Hello ElliottGenocide

Firstly do you have a system restore point available from before these problems occurred - System Restore
Can you remember what it was you changed in the registry.
Have a look through this,it has a copy of the default background and an application to change the logon background without having to touch the registry - Log On Screen - Change
I would also run this - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker see if that helps.


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I'm in a real mess since Lavasoft AdAware crashed my windows 7 home premium edit. 64bit after its 1st initial mandatory reboot. Everything is frozen, nothing can be clicked on or done in any way, shape or form. Even 'Esc' and 'Ctrl-Alt-Del wont work. PC must be shutdown manually. It also wont uninstall in safe mode. Once in safe mode the 1st time I got windows telling me that it cant uninstall this software in safe mode (this was done by its own uninstaller, and by the windows one, and by the Revo Pro uninstaller.) the 2nd time (reboot) it told me it wasnt installed properly. the 3d time it can't install in safe mode again. What now please? Anyone have an idea?

Thank you

A:Lavasoft AdAware crashed win7-Ctrl-alt-del wont work & it wont uninstall in safe mode

Sorry solved it. I'll write the answer should anyone need it someday. I believe my solution can help for other similar cases besides Ad-Aware.
A minute after I posted this a thought came to mind: Go into safe Mode and use msconfig.exe. So I ran it and unchecked everything to do with Ad-Aware. TO be even more sure I checked off not to run also other things that I knew would not be needed like anything to do with Apple, or Adobe. Afterwhich, doing a proper reboot Windows did actually start normally--no crash and I was able to uninstall it. Slowly I put back other services and start-up items and all is working fine now--so far at least ;-) Thanks for those who took a look and I hope it will help some people in the future.

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So I just re-installed my Windows 7 and re-formatted my disk after getting the virus Win32:Sality. However, after I installed my graphics drivers and restarted my computer, the taskbar and icons wouldn't show. I can see my cursor and can move it. I can right click and get options as well. If I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, the screen just goes black. I can still see and move my cursor. This happened after I installed my graphics drivers.

EDIT: Safe mode works fine.

A:Taskbar and icons wont show up. Ctrl+Alt+Del wont work

Did you install the motherboard drivers first?

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I have recently taken out my 128 mb SD ram chip and put it back in and now I cant get my moniter to display anuthing and my keyboard and mouse dont work...I do get three beeps but it takes like three minutes for them to sound.

A:My monitor wont display/my keyboard and mouse wont work...

Without more details about your motherboard, it sounds like your memory is not seated properly, or you damaged it when you took it out.

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for almost a year my computer has not allowed me to open anything without choosing wat application i want to open it with. i have to right click and choose run in order to get anything to open. Now i tried to download itunes and when i tried to run it it said the application was not found. Does anybody know whats wrong??

A:Solved: files wont open and downloads wont work

Try this fix: EXEFIX

Unzip the fix and extract the .reg file to the desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry. Note that you need to be an Administrator to apply this fix.

Reboot the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file, right-click it and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.

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Me and my nephew wanted to lan play a couple of games. The first time every thing went smoothly. Both computers communicated fine how ever after that they now refuse to communicate. When I try to test the access it now stats on both that we don't have admin permission. I tride every thing I could think of. Updateing drivers, changeing network setings but nothing works. We both have windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Mine is a desktop, his is a laptop. While connected to the network we both have internet just the computers wont comunicate. What am I missing. I have even manually put in the ip, subnet mask and ports manualy.

How do I fix this. I'm at the point were I'm going to rip my hear out. Please help.

A:Lan wont work Compters wont give permision no matter what

Have you checked your firewalls as well as your Anti-virus settings?

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Hello All

Please Help if you can. I have an amilo L/T l series 512mb, it had xp sp2 on it. Someone was using my laptop and ignored 4 trojans and although i could go into safe mode, this has also stopped working. So far these are the problems I am having, no partition found, xp recovery disk will start but fail after first step, cant repair and cant go futher with installation. I am a relative novice and laptop is out of warranty. I dont have a floppy drive and how do i access dos to run chkdsk??? Please any help will be appreciated


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Hi first time poster

Full specs: MSI Z68a-GD80 i5 2500k Gtx680 Asus Hitachi Deskstar 1tb (boot) KingstonSSD120gb (games)

So last night I shrunk my HDD partition by 100gb, intending to dual boot W8. Never got round to installing it, but when I turned on my PC tjis morning it won't boot. It shows the manufacturer logo then goes to a black.screen with a blinking underscore

I decided to try putting in my W7 disk in to repair, but it starts loading windows filesthen givesme an error about not bring able to communicate with a device.0xc0000009 I think. I thought my HDD might be the issue, but it does it also when my HDD is unplugged and just my SSDpluggedin

Worried my PC is bricked at this point cause I can't boot or repair from disk. Advice appreciated!

A:Need Help. W7 wont boot after resizing partition. Recovery wont work.

Try a linux boot disc and see if you can change the partition size a tiny bit with that. Gparted is your best bet:

GParted -- Download

If you can, that may fix the error.

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The last two weeks I have had problems with my work computer. I basically can not open most web sites, or they will opwn painfully slow.
I also can not use any web serch engines, like google or yahoo. They all eventually time out when performing a search.

We use Trend Micro as our anti virus software, and I know most here in the office all have the same worm called:
Trend Micro is currently putting the infected files in quarantine. I'm the only one with the above problem though.

I do use Advanced Windows Care to keep my computer running clean.

Two weeks ago, when I first had this problem, I got a new IP address from our IT administrator, and my computer worked fine for a few days, before turning to its old ways.

Not sure if this is malware, a network problem or what. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Search engines wont work/web pages wont open

It seems that no browser will work. I've tried IE8, Safari and Chrome.
It often loads the banners on a website, but the rest (the main part) loads really really slowly.

Could it be something to do with active x or java script having difficulty loading?


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Hey, my hp laptop started up this morning and said it couldnt load my public user file and gave me a temporary one. I'm trying to use my system restart wizard but as far as it will let me go id to choosing a restart point. Once I choose one and click next it seems to be processing but it doesnt go to the next page to confirm the point. Please help

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MY friend has a compaq presario c700(only three month's old)That will not boot it goes to system repair and then gets message in fig.7 and fig.8 in this tutorial here computer then reboot's and nothing happens just starts again ,he has no backup and no way of doing one as seen in fig.9 there are no memory faults that i can see after running the memory diagnostic.Anyone have any ideas?

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Got a second hand 40gb hard drive for my smasung vm7000 as the one its got is tiny. When inserted hard drive into lappy it comes up with disk read error press control alot del. However if put this in external closure works fine. This hd has win xp on it and still has some docs on it which the seller has asked me to copy to cd for him. Do I need to formatt and reload xp on it to work. Please help guys as am trying to give an aging laptop a new lease of life(and yes im upgrading the ram)

A:Solved: hard drive wont work in laptop but will work externelly

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After i did a System Recovery My internet Wont work , all it shows me is a X on two computers, And when i click on it it doesnt show me All the wireless networks i can connect to. Right now i am on ethernet Connected to the router and Computer , so it works but if i take the ethernet out the computer stops working. Someone please help me

Thanks ,

A:Solved: After system recovery my internet wont work

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The other day i found some ram and decided to try and see if it worked in my Dell desktop computer, when i turned it on it said i couldnt mix different types so i took it out and turned it off, i diddnt even go on it.

Today i turned it on and it got to the windows 7 logo and it restarted and said windows failed to start, launch startup repair or start normally. I clicked startup repair but it woulnt work, i tried restoring to an earlier date but that wouldnt work either. I tried safe mode but when it gets to loading it restarts and just goes round in circles. Im not getting anywhere, any one have any ideas??


A:System repair/safe mode wont work!

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Umm yea I am normally decent with pcs but recently after I let my friend use it for the weekend there are things wrong such as. Speed Slowed, Some AV software saying 146 infections. I dont know how to explain the problem.

When I first got the pc from my Uncle I used the Recovery partition in the f10 system recovery.

But When I go to use it now it just ignores my pressing. Im kinda getting pissed since no recovery CDs. It is Windows XP Home Edition says on sticker. Is it possible to boot the D:\ drive (The recovery partition) with command prompt. Or am I screwed since it just ignores me pressing f10.

Also if you tell me to restart my pc anymore to try setup and such...It takes like 5-10 mins to load my pc up now. It used to be fine and speedy.

Thx For Any Help

A:System Recovery XP Compaq partition (Wont work)

Is there an FLock key on the keyboard?
If so,you may need to hit it first to enable the F keys.

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i posted this by error in the security one more approiate in thiwss one
two days ago i never had this problem
My computer became stuck and I had to switch it off by the battery pulling out method
It would not start at all or give mne the option of using safe boot ao intially I did a windows repair/ recovery by using windows Xp disc and chkdsk /r
the problem is now it starts up ok but carshes after 5 mins when or when i start outlook and do send receive

The system hangs I have to pull the laptop battery out.
If i dont start outlook all is well but ntermeittently it hangs

In addition I can not connect to the internet

Intially my internal wirless card works ,and i can surf for five mnutes but then it becomes disabled. I cannot reenable or connect to the net

If i connect via LAN cable direct to the router the LAN does not get a valid IP and I get limited connectivity,
I have a D link PCMCA wifi card Super G and when I insert this the system crashes with a blue screen saying Sytem dump and no valid IRQ.

I have read on this forum a similar problem occured in 2004 settled by using hijack this and aadwware.
I have used registry Mechanic to repair the registry aadware and hijack this
Still have a problem

Here is a printout

can anybody help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 06:46:13, on 28/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

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A few days ago i had to reinstall my sound driver after updating windows and sometimes if i take out my speakers out of the speaker jack my speakers on the laptop wont work sometimes without shutting down my music program or it will be vise versa please help me out

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Hi girls n guys
please help me
problem is with a samsung net/notebook
when powered on it wont load up windows / it looks like it freezes after the "windows bar comes up for a minimum of 4 secs" then goes no further ?
tryd to use the wind recovery disc to "repair pc" it loads up windows files then i get a please wait screen and goes no further ?
so i tryed to re-install widows from disc, can get through the install procedure up untill i click install now then get to Setup is starting and wont go any further ? just the cursor icon circle goes round and round and just nothing
any advice on what the problem is ?
im stummped
thanks in advance

A:Win7 starter disc wont wont restore system

Couple links for you full of info
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I have had a problem for a while now security panel wont access the firewall ..says it is missing or broken..and there is some svcHost that keeps running up to 100 percent on my system interrupting normal operations. I suspect a problem but need help. It may be a virus or a root kit of some kind. Would appreciate help.
I am running XP SP 3, system is clean as far as Malware Antimalwarebytes can find and I have Avira installed. I will run ESET to see if anything shows up while i am wiating for advice here.
The svcHost that runs so much of the system resources seems to be related to my video player for when i try to watch a video after i turn it off in the Program Manager, i can't get any audio. It is somehow related to needed resources. I found that if i turn it off i can do most things and any program that is already running keeps going, but if i stop watching a vid and then try to watch one after i have turned off this service, i can't get the sound for it. It somehow disables my autio card.
I also found it happened last night, i am playing an online MMO and it slowed to a total stop and i found that this svghost was active up to 96 percent and i shut it down, the MMO kept wokring after that but i found i was not able to play a video with sound after i shut the MMO down.
I have 3 GB of RAM, my system is a 2.6 ghz AMD and is pretty stable overall, i have not had problems for a while. I have around 25 GB free on the Hard Drive. I have worked wi... Read more

A:XP SP3 Security Panel wont work, system running on 100 percent

What is security panel?Do you mean Control Panel?  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sur... Read more

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting, I'm hoping someone can help me with my issue here.

I have a Dell Latitude E6510, everything was working fine for over a year, I recently installed a set of windows recommended patches, after which myUSB port stopped working, what's worse, if I stick somethign in, like a memory stick, or even just a mouse, the response times start to get slow, and after about 10 minutes or so it usually freezes the laptop, requiring a hard boot.

Not sure if this is related, but I also had Intuit QuickBooks installed, and it got hosed up too. I was able to work through it after 3 hours with Intuis support, but seemed pretty crazy. They had to fix some .Net Framework, MSXML, and Visual C (or C++) related components. Both issues, QuickBooks and the USB ports, were affected at, or around, the same time.

Searching on google again I came across this site, and a thread that looked very promising, with a link to a Microsoft patch, however it looks like I don't have the same chipset, though edxperiencing the same problem. I'm wondering if anyone can point me to a similar fix for my system.

For reference, here is the link that was referred in that other thread: You encounter problems when you move data over USB from a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that has an NVIDIA USB EHCI chipset and at least 4GB of RAM

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A:USB device wont work after windows 7 patch - causes system to freeze

Hi arigur,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you please enumerate the patches you installed. I am also curious to know who or where it was recommended.

As an immediate solution, check whether you have any System Restore point prior to the installed patches. If there is one, restore to that point.

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I tried getting back on the computer this morning and it went to the loading screen just sat there all black screen with the words starting on it like usual but then it took me back to boot up menu saying that it recommended i use system repair. So i did and it just ran for about 2 hours while it said it should only take a few minutes. So then i started getting creative trying to get command print up so i could just restore.... still wouldnt boot up in safe mode, i started looking for cd's to restore my computer to factory setting because i have nothing important saved within in... no luck. Can someone please tell me how to either get it to finish cleaning out the busted files or to just reset my computer to factory without disks

More Info:
Acer Aspire AM3900G-U3802
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

A:Computer wont Boot system repair doesnt work

I made a repair CD and it almost gets me through but then stalls again when i need to pick my OS and it tries to find windows installations, my windows OS is already shown itself in the options but i cant select it until the finishes searching for windows installations, its been searching for over an hour

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I originally had 8.1 on my laptop  and at one point it stopped being able to install updates. They would fail every time it tried. I ended up doing a reformat since I couldn't find a cause for the problem. Well this time I left it at 8 but after around a month it started again. It can't do updates ,it can't  install win 8.1 ,  apps won't turn on (was finally able get the app store to start). Also system refresh and any other repair thing won't work. Firefox also acts funny  where ad block won't work and  certain settings won't save.  I've run every scan I can think of but have not found anything. I'm at a lost what to do not knowing if it is some kind of virus or hardware malfunction or something else. The system uses a partition to reformat from not a disk. I also here a periodic clicking and the  dvd drive or hard drive (not sure which) would rev occasionally. I don't think it has done it recently.  The computer is a asus g75  gforce gtx 670mx.
Some of the scans I've done are  avast and avg, malware bytes, advance system care, ccleaner, bitdefender, Microsoft malicious scan, spybot search and destroy. Also some Microsoft system file scan but forget the name. I didn't have both anti virus on system at the same time.

A:Windows 8 and 8.1 updates apps and system refresh wont work.

No one has any ideas to this? Could there be some kind of permanent corruption?

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I purchased a computer at a garage sale a couple of weeks a ago for a couple of bucks. the older couple said it was dead, but I liked the case and was planning on moving my internet computer into that case. it was a micron millenia max gs 800 and the only thing wrong was the video card was dead. I put in an old video card, cleaned up the windows os and the computer ticks like a new watch. according to the micron website, the motherboard is a tazer 2, tyran s1854 the total pc133 memory is 768mb. my current internet computer (pIII 500) is limited to 384mb of memory so I'm thinking about buying 3 sticks of pc133 256 memory for this micron (it has 2 sticks of 64 mb for only a total of 128). the micron website and several other memory websites say that this computer will use pc133, cl-3, unbuffered, non-parity, 168 pin, 3.3 volt sdram dimm. since pc133 is so expensive new, I want to try and find some used memory, but comparing all the pc133 (on ebay for instance) and trying to figure out which will work is ridiculous. my question, will most pc133 cl-3 unbuffered 256 mb work in this computer? what are the important specs, what should I look for in the specs so that I get the right memory so it will boot? thx

A:I need some help trying to figure out which pc133 memory will work and wont work

Anything on this page would work actually. And the prices are not too bad.

Buying ram off ebay is not usually a good idea, if you do make sure you have a very liberal return policy wth it. and buy only from a reputable company. Buying from an individual is not a good idea for computer components at ebay.

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I am having GREAT DIFFICULTY here trying to figure out what the heck is wrong with my computer. Something has hijacked it and I can not get rid of it. In My Computer, I can not open System icon, in music match jukebox and nero it will open but the music will not play something about the format. My windows xp toolbar is also highlights when I go into my computer. I did do spybot search and destroy and also ad aware. Ad aware did find several problems which I did get rid of, but I still have the problem.. I am copying a current hijack this log and I will be FOREVER grateful if you could PLEASE PLEASE help me.. I've been working on this for almost 1 week and am about to lose it all. Thank you! PJO
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:18:21 PM, on 12/4/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
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im using windows pro sp2. last week i had downloaded something and then i started to get advertisements even when a browser wasnt open. it was about 3 different ones but went off every 30 secs to 5 mins. i went through some windows files in safe mode deleted some things here n there and ending processes.
i was successful in stopping the advertisements. although not long afterwards the internet would stop after 5 mins and i would have to keep restarting. once i tried to system restore it wont go back past the day i started having this internet problem. im not sure if its related to the previous problem or if i deleted a file i should not have?

here is my hijack this log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:50:35 AM, on 11/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
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A:internet stops to work after a few mins and system restore doesnt work either.

The file mscfco.exe doesn't look right, I'm moving this to our HJT forum for those folks to have a look.

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Hia, I've been having problems with my computer, I can't get task manager to work (its green box is viewable on the bottom right but it doesn't open), system restore won't work, windows can't udpate, neither can windows defender update or scan. they both try to though and its slowing down my computer. Here is my hyjack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:50:05, on 13/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\tpfnf7sp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PM Driver\PMHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TpWAudAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\LenovoCare\LPMGR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AwayTask\AwaySch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lenovo Multimedia Center\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACWLIcon.exe
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I just bought starcraft today, "Love that game" wen i put it in the d:/ it starts to load but just keeps on spiining the cd like it cant read it or something, its brand new cd. and audio cd's work fine, even warcraft worked wen i tried it, I dont understand, I have a dell 4600 this should not be? Any suggestions??

A:cd's work fine, but d:/ wont work for some reason for starcraft, any starcraft fans??

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Hey everyone, calling all repair techs! I have a question. I worked on a dell inspiron that needed a new hard drive. I backed up activation with advanced tokens manager and eveything went well with backup. I installed the new hard drive, used my windows 7 disc to reinstall windows and then used advanced tokens manager to restore activation. It said success and windows said it was activated. After i restarted, windows was no longer activated. I contacted microsoft and they told me my product key was blocked because it was used more than once. In the end i had to get the restore discs from dell to get everything activated again. What i dont understand is that isnt advanced tokens manager or any activation backup supposed to avoid needing OEM discs? I did see that on ATM's website it says dont use after hardware change. I changed the harddrive so is that the reason it did not work? Because some OEM activation files were still on the old hard drive? I am quite confused. Input is appreciated!

A:Changed hard drive on inspiron, activation restore did not work?

I have never used any activation backup software, however I have reloaded countless computers, I have never had a problem re-activating windows by using the key on the outside of the computer itself. (On dell laptops this is usually on the bottom of the computer or under the battery). I can tell you that dell uses either generic keys or random keys for their images when loading new computers. The key that you backed up would not match your oem key on the sticker that should be on the bottom of the laptop. I know this because I have had several computers with partially worn off windows keys and I tried to compare the key in the registry to the key on the bottom of the computer to recover it, the keys did not match.
Likewise the key that was used from the restore disc would not match your OEM sticker either.
EDIT: if you have an oem sticker (that is readable) on the bottom you can use any windows disc that matches your version (home, pro, etc.) to load windows and then activate it by typing in that key.

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I have dictionary called the Unified Medical dictionary English-Arabic

anyway, i have the ISO file
i installed it on Win7 x32 with no problem

but i tried to install it on Winx64 but it says an error like "the setup file is not compatible with Win7 x64"

I tried to search for the x64 version but i had no success, google sometimes becomes lame u know....
I tried to just copy the already installed dictionary folders to Win7x64 but it didnt open cuz it seems that it needs to be installed

So is there any way to like edit that setup.exe file or something to work on x64 version cuz it seems if i can just bypass that step it will work

or like a work around the "copy whole folders" and get it to work
I really need some help with it,
thanks in advance,

A:Is there a work around if Win7 x32 setup file wont work on Win7 x64

sometimes 32 bit applications have 16 bit installer and that won 't work on 64 bit system, but if this is not the case did you try to run installer in compatibility mode? (right click/properties/compatibility). Installer generally does three things: creates program directory, copies some DLL files to system directory and writes some data into registry. You could trace those things in Win32 installation and try manually recreate this on 64bit machine, but who knows if it will work. Also search for portable version, those don't require installation and frankly now a days I don't use anything else but portable applications unless there is no other way.

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