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Revised System configuration

Q: Revised System configuration

Ok Guys after reading through lots of reviews and also taking into consideration a lot of your valuable comments I've come up with the following spec that I am thinking of going for. Please let me know if this is OK.

Intel Core I5-750 (I thought about the I7 860 but on the price scale this is as far as i can push)

MSI P55 GD 65
1 TB Seagate SATA
2*2GB Kingston DDR3
Samsung P2350 24" Monitor
Samsung SATA 22x DVD RW
Logitech KB+Mouse
Powercolor ATI RAdeon HD 5850
Coolermaster cabinet
Cooler master 650W PSU (I thought about the corsair but its too expensive in this part of the world. Costs as much as a Gigabyte UD2 motherboard!!)

Okay considering the coolermaster extreme power plus low efficiency I amgoing with the corsair
Coolermaster Hyper 212+

A: Revised System configuration

everything looks great but you wouldn't be able to go cross-fire with that PSU

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Thanks in advance for your help, it is very appreciated. I accidentally accessed a video file that had a trojan in it. I've tried combofix and sdfix.exe previously and neither have worked. I've tried avg spyware and virus, Malwares, spybot, adaware, and none of them detect or allow me to remove the infection. Please Help!

I Do Not have boot disk, however, I have factory recovery install built into the board...I think I can F8 a boot, maybe?

**I receive a popup every 2 minutes from AVG web shield alert stating "threat detected"

File Name: 91.212.226.178/1inst.exe
File Name: C:\Windows\temp\kxdn.tmp
File Name: C:\Windows\temp\whut.tmp

Threat Name: Trojan Horse Generic15.AVLU

Process Name: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Process ID: 940

Instructions (DDS) as requested and attached logs:



DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 10:48:49.51 on 11/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sprint\Mobile Broadband\SMBAUtilSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcxcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32... Read more

A:Trojan Horse Generic15.AVLU svchost.exe Infecting my XP System - HELP!? Revised

Hi,

i see from your logs ComboFix was run, can you please post the log(s)

You can find them at C:\combofix.txt or C:\qoobox\combofix2.txt, C:\combofix.txt or C:\qoobox\combofix3.txt etc.

Thank-you

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Hi,
I apologize if this is not the right section, this seemed to be the most suitable.
I am using a 3D Connexion mouse and when I try to execute an executable file for the software configuration, I get the following error?
"Exception: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Configuration.Internal.ConfigurationManagerInternal' to type 'System.Configuration.Internal.IConfigSystem'"
I've talked with the mouse vendor and they have no idea.  My OS is Win7 64.  Does anybody know what this is?

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I am using Win 98 2nd Edit. I have a Pentium 111 600 w 28 Gigs. Under the Config screen I see a yellow pencil, the box is unchecked and it reads Devic =C:\Windows\Himen.sys (yellow Pencil) rem C:\windows\emm386.exe REM Header. I notice when I start up on the black screen it says something about 386 Drivers not installed. Pls help. Thx
 

A:System Configuration Utility Config System

Can you list those lines out individually? It all ran together so I'm not sure what goes where.

Is it REM Header for instance?

Also, is the computer working ok, other than "saying something about 386 drivers"?
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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

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What's the skinny on nothing showing up (blank window) for system.ini and windows.ini in the System Configuration Utility?

Thank you.
 

A:System Configuration Utility: No system.ini or windows.ini

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and here's the new log. Thanks again for all your help!Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 8:38:16 AM, on 12/1/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\cusrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Motive\motmon.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exeC:\documents and settings\default\local settings\temp\p7ljKY.exeC:\Program Files\CSBB\CSV7P72.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\INLOADER.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\NWTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\... Read more

A:Revised HJT log - Ken

HiYou are running an outdated version of HijackThis.. Delete the copy you have and download the latest version of HijackThis!: Download here HJT 1.98.2. Save it on your Desktop. You will need now to unzip hijackthis.exe to a permanent folder, such as c:\hjt . This has to be done as HijackThis creates backups. You may need to use these backups.First create a new folder:A. Click My Computer icon on your desktopB. Click C: driveC. Click the File menu --> New --> Folder, a folder "New folder" will be created.D. Rename it HJTUnzip hijackthis.exe to the c:\HJT folder.Do not run hijackthis from your desktop or temp folder.Please download and run this new tool from Symantec:http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcen...moval.tool.htmlFollow Symantec's instructions for how to run it.When the removal process is finished you will find a log on your Desktop . Don't delete it. Please copy & paste the contents of the log as a reply to this post.Post please also a new HJT log.

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hi. here is my hijackthis log. I hope someone can point out a problem so i can fix it. thanks!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:36:46 PM, on 5/10/2008Platform: 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\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exeC:\Program Files\ScreenPrint32 v3\ScreenPrint32.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitdm.exeC:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitnet.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:My Hijackthis Log - Revised

Hi snafubaby,I'm sorry we couldn't help you sooner but as you can see the forums are extremely busy and our volunteer helpers are at full capacity. I'm subscribed to this topic now and will help you with any malware issues you may have.Since it has been a while since you posted last and changes may have been made to your system please run HijackThis and post a new log in your next reply.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:39:40 PM, on 10/31/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIAAE.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTi... Read more

A:Revised HJT Log File.

Hello TerenceMWelcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log ? ? link And I'll be happy to look at it for you.I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience. Stelios

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I got a new Hijack Log---could someone please check it out and tell me if and what i might need to either fix or delete---it sure would be appreciated---thanksLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:18:22 PM, on 4/1/05Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\NISUM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\RFA\RFAGENT.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YPAGER.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.fmbbzolmklmomnfotnmqyxcu.com/sD.... Read more

A:Revised Hijack Log

Hi rey910 and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see a couple of items that require our attention. Please proceed with the following steps in order.Step #1Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.fmbbzolmklmomnfotnmqyxcu.com/sD...U0cFrbrO9P.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comO2 - BHO: (no name) - {C4FD40ED-757C-8556-392F-D5F8E2ED45D6} - C:\WINDOWS\APPLICATION DATA\SUPPORT GLOBAL ISO\BOLDVIEW.EXEO16 - DPF: {1D4DB7D2-6EC9-47A3-BD87-1E41684E07BB} - http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/nocache/funwe...up1.0.0.8-2.cabNow close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Step #2 We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:Open My Computer.Select the View menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.In the Hidden files section select Show all files.Click OK.Find the following files/folders and delete them (don't worry if they are already gone):C:\WINDOWS\APPLICATION DATA\SUPPORT GLOBAL ISO\ <--folderWhile still in Safe mode follow these steps to clean out your temporary folders:This process will clean out your Temp files and your Temporary Inter... Read more

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AMD OR INTEL witch is better and why?
 

A:AMD OR INTEL revised

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I'm not sure if I posted this in the right place so you will probly see this in to places
allow me to revise my problem: I have an nforce-2 board made by jetway with a radeon 9700 350w ps and ddr333 mem.
the prob I was having was i coudn't run on 333 front side bus with the memmory set to 333 as well;it would crash to desktop or freeze when i played a game. now before the amd 2600 I had a 2200 (133fsb) and memory set to 333 fsb and it worked great.
but not with new 2600. I have sense took out the ddr 333 memory and put in ddr400 512 stick; same problem;will only run on 266 memory settings. i'm stumped! and i'm no amateur.
could it be 350 w power suply? or the n-force-2 board? i tried setting the memory setting lower to no avail. Oh, one last thing,
I can set the 2600 to 2000+(133fsb) and the memory can run fine at ddr400 mode. Pleaaaaase help. thanks
 

A:can't run on 333fsb revised

You may want to check if the CPU is supported by the mobo. Check the Jetway site for your specific mobo for FAQ's and BIOS updates.

It could be a heat ot power issue also. What are the CPU's temps at both speeds? You can check in the BIOS or through tteh use of a program like MainBoard Monitor which you can download by seacrhing on google. What make is the powersupply?
 

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I need help I dont know how to fix this problem I am having with my cpu


I am running a Dell 4550 with Windows XP. My ISP is Roadrunner.

Everything is running slowly or sluggish, My Browser freezes ( Internet Explorer ) Even with pop-up blocker set at high and seeing very few pop-ups IE has been opening and dozens of tabs open one after another. This just started within the last couple weeks. Shut internet connection off and end task now to get IE to close.

I also get a pop up that says Warning your computer contains various signs of virus and malicious programs presence. and then some ridiculous pop ups happen , and I constantly get virus and spyware removal pop ups.

I appreciate any help or advice.

Thank You



DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Barkley at 8:28:24.84 on Thu 02/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.435 [GMT -6:00]

AV: The Shield Deluxe 2009 Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1... Read more

A:Virus/Malware?? I need help please revised

Hello, swaguy34
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We Need to Run ComboFix

Note to readers of this post other than the starter of this thread:
ComboFix is a VERY POWERFUL tool which should NOT BE USED without guidance of an expert.

If this tool helped you, please consider a donation to it's aut... Read more

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NTLDR is compressed
This has probabally been posted before, but I can't find the thread, and this problem is really pissing me off. It's kind of urgent. I cleaned out a few files in my admin folder (what appeared to be extra users other than myself). I am the only user (admin), username James Zagar, computer name Ephraim. I deleted something like Ephraim.000.user, and restarted my computer. Well it booted but then started telling me that I had insfficient privelege to install, and modify folders. I attempted to recover my gateway computer with the provided recover disk, and it stoped mid recover and told me it could not load a bunch of stuff. I restarted, and it prompted me to press F11 for recover, and then immediatly told me that "NTLDR is compressed, press ctrl+alt+del to restart". I can now fully recover but the os will not boot. I have no floppy drive, only universal card/usb reader, and a hard disk drive. This was kind of a long explanation (sorry), but I need help urgently.

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Alright, I last posted here looking for advice on building a computer. I just got home about a week ago and I'm ready to buy, but before I buy I was hoping you guys could check out my new build. It was recommended by a buddy, but I kinda trust you guys here more than him. If you could give me any input, that would be appreciated.

Here's my old build:

Mobo:
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Mobo $180
CPU:
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $230
RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL $90
GPU:
GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $400
Total: $900

Here's my new build:


Mobo:
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel $239.99
CPU:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core $329.99
RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $78.99
GPU:
EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $469.99

Here's the case, hard drives, PSU, and other crap that I've chosen:

Case:
Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX $149.99
PSU:
CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V $174.99
SSD:
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" ... Read more

A:Revised build, input welcome

Regarding your link to your new build, you will have to make your wishlist public.
 

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It seems that someone has access to my email password. At first I thought there was only a site error, so I tried logging into my blog. The same thing happened.

I recovered the password of my email and then did the same for my blog. The hacker didn't really tamper with my email or anything...he/she did empty my blog's inbox, which though a pain, isn't all that extreme.

Around half an hour later though, my email's password was changed again. I then changed my passwords again, but using a different computer this time. The hacking has stopped so I believe that it's only my laptop that's affected...

Please help! I really need my laptop back ASAP for school! BTW, I don't have an installation disk or a boot disk for my infected computer. Ah, and if possible, can I know how my laptop was hacked?


DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by r at 23:04:00.61 on Wed 11/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16512
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1014.102 [GMT -8:00]

AV: AVG Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: AVG Internet Security *enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Outdated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Firewall *enabled* {8decf618-9569-4340-b34a-d78d28969b66}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:Hacking Problem (revised)

Hello sorakusanagi,

If you still require assistance, establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Firefox or Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

**Note**

To optimize scanning time and produce a more sensible report for review: Close any open programs
Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan.
Click Accept, when prompted to download and install the program files and database of malware definitions.Click Run at the Security prompt.
The program will then begin downloading and installing and will also update the database.
Please be patient as this can take several minutes.
Once the update is complete, click on My Computer under the green Scan bar to the left to start the scan.
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
Do NOT be alarmed by what you see in the report. Many of the finds have likely been quarantined.
Click View scan report at the bottom.
Click the Save Report As... button.
Click the Save as Text button to save the file to your desktop so that you may post it in your next reply.

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Hello again everyone! I decided to get a better graphics card and an Intel CPU, but that meant cutting back on the other components. So here's my revised list:

Motherboard:
ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 LGA 775 Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Case:
Cooler Master Centurion 5 - Silver ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

PSU:
Coolmax / CX-550B / Black / 550-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / 20/24-Pin

HDD:
Western Digital / Caviar SE / 160GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

RAM:
OCZ Dual Channel XTC 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Gamer Memory

Graphics card:
GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB

CPU:
Intel Core2 Duo E4400 2.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800MHz FSB / Conroe / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor

So... What do you think?
 

A:Revised new systems components - what do you think?

Can anyone tell me whether these parts will work together? I need help as this is the first system I've built!
 

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Today, I learned that Microsoft has announced a revision to 1 or more of its most recently released updates. I have noticed that previously released patches have been revised.
Revisions
V1.0 (December 11, 2007): Bulletin published.

V1.1 (December 12, 2007): Bulletin Revised to address rendering issues.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-069.mspx

1.
Does this mean that subsequent to the update that was made available on 11 Dec 2007, a change to the update has been made?

2.
If so, if one has already downloaded & installed the update, how does one obtain the latest update?

RF123
 

A:Revised Windows updates

I would imagine that if the revision affected those that had already installed the first version that the updated version would show up for installation in Windows Updates, though not necessarily immediately.
 

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I am getting the following error message:

0x00000000 referenced memory at 0x00000000. The memory could not read. Click on OK to terminate the program.

Also, I keep getting re-directed to add websites while on Firefox. Gotta add that I have had some malware issues lately, including the one that mimics the Windows XP Security Center. Any ideas on how to fix will be most appreciated.

This was my initial post. I have since reinstalled Mozilla and immediately got a re-direct to an ad sight. Here is my HJT Log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:42:21 PM, on 4/25/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\... Read more

A:firefox.exe Problems (revised)

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Hi

I have installed on my Windows XP SP3 machine, McAfee SecurityCenter Version 8.1.175, VirusScan Version 12.1.111, PersonFirewall Version 9.1.108. All of which should be up to date and protecting my system. Doesn't seem to be doing me a lot of good though with this W32/Autorun.worm.gen virus. Put simply, McAfee software seems to find and "delete" part of this worm when it installs itself, as a user logs into windows. McAfee doesn't however, seem to delete the source or even the virus itself and the McAfee virus scan tells me my system is clean of malware when I do a full system scan. From what I have read this virus loads itself into any drive that auto loads to a system and it's doing exactly that. I'm finding hidden "System.ex"e files are being loaded on to my flask drives, of which a windows user or McAfee can't delete, so I load the infected flask drive to my mac and delete the virus there. It's apparent to me that this virus has been patched to evade detection and deletion by McAfee and likely other virus software. At this point I would like any advice that would help me location or resolve the source of this problem.

All input is appreciated,

Also, this is a revised post from my original W32/Autorun.worm.gen post, an admin can delete the original W32/Autorun.worm.gen post if they like.

DDS log:

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Reactor89 at 16:29:17.96 on Fri 01/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.... Read more

A:W32/Autorun.worm.gen - Revised

Hello Reactor89,

If you still require assistance, please run a new scan with dds.com and post a fresh dds.txt. We can then get started.

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Im running windows 7 ultimate and when I try to install some programs i get the following error(I assume because it is using the default windows installer software?). I cannot install some windows updates and programs because of this issue.

"The Windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."

I have tried doing different methods on the internet such as registering and unregistering using cmd which does not work giving an error. I have tried downloading the windows installer software but from what I can see the windows installer 5.0 is the correct version for windows 7 yet I can not find any where to download this including microsoft's site. I tried installing 4.5 and 3.0 (thought it was worth a try), but it says incorrect os. Also don't know whether this is an issue to do with my corrupted windows installer or a security feature employed in windows 7 to prevent people uneducatedly deleting required files. But there is not installer folder in windows on the c disk and i have hidden folders off. The only way I can access the folder is via typing it's address into run.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Installer Issue (revised)

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I continued to try to register and was successful this time. I had a 2009 Acer which was registered on the Acer site. Now I have a new Acer and am unable to register it as the error message is returned that the serial number is invalid. I have tried all upercase alpha and all lowercase alpha and I have confirmed the number against the acer sticker on the shipping box. Suggestions?

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I continued to try to register and was successful this time. I had a 2009 Acer which was registered on the Acer site. Now I have a new Acer and am unable to register it as the error message is returned that the serial number is invalid. I have tried all upercase alpha and all lowercase alpha and I have confirmed the number against the acer sticker on the shipping box. Suggestions?

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I did a little revision of an old thread I posted two months ago. Here it is revised, I've added a lot more detail. If no one can help me here, do you know where I can get help for free? I shouldn't have to pay anything simply to access my own files, that I have every right to look at. I once was in touch with some free Microsoft support (from Microsoft) via email, for updating windows XP errors I was getting unfortunately I can't remember when I went to. Well, here it is:

I am getting an error when I try to access certain files on a drive, in windows 7: Professional

The situation is this. I have two computers. One is a Dell Studio 1555 Desktop with Windows XP Professional, and my second computer is a Windows 7 Desktop, I bought the desktop through a company called Cyberpower PC, that was custom build for me. On my Windows XP computer. I decided I needed to wipe the hard drive clean- to get rid of some malware. However, before doing so, as not to lose any data- I made a copy of the entire hard drive as an OMG image file on an external USB hard drive with a program called Laplink Disk Image. What I am trying to do is access certain files on the image, by connecting the hard drive to my Windows 7 Computer, mounting the OMG image and accessing it.

Specifically, in this case, the directory is: mounted hard drive letter (this varies, but it is the mounted image) /Documents and Settings/Sean. I get the following error: (which I do NOT get when trying to access the director... Read more

A:Can't access folders in windows 7, revised

when you try to take ownership of the folder / drive, choose the administrators group as I assume you are an administrator of your pc. Make sure you click the option at the bottom that says replace owner on subcontainers and objects.

Depending on the size of the image / old PC this could take a while

Take Ownership of a File or Folder

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I have an HP HDX 16 premium notebook (64 bit), which I purchased in August '09.
It came with Vista but upgraded as soon as possible to Windows 7 Ultimate (free upgrade was part of the purchase deal). I think it is OEM. I had a problem in May of 2010 with the system not accepting windows updates, and was directed to do a complete reinstall (ie starting with the vista then the upgrade) so I assume this is not the full retail version. Other than this I have not had any serious problems till now.

However, in the last few days I have gotten 3 blue screens for no apparent reason.

I have attached the required information. In addition, here is what I have done to troubleshoot:

1. I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic from Administrative Tools and it indicated the memory had no problems.
2. I ran 2 virus scans (Malware Bytes and Kaspersky Anti-Virus Tool) and no viruses were identified.

Recent new hardware:
? a logictech m310 mouse (3 weeks ago & driver appears fine)
? a new power cord (purchased on ebay 3 weeks ago, but with the exact same model number as the original)
? an old line conditioner - connected 1 or 2 days before first bsod (hasn?t been used in several years but appears to be functioning fine - but timing here correlates with bsod's). Today I disconnected it.

Could any of these be causing the problem?

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A:3 BSOD's in 4 days - all different (revised w/ attachments)

Hi, chayden; welcome to the forum. I looked at you three most recent dumps. Each has a different error code and each indicates memory corruption. Thus you will have to troubleshoot by a process of elimination.

To begin this process, I recommend that you uninstall Kaspersky using this removal tool: Tool. Kaspersky is a known cause of BSOD's on some Win 7 systems. ONce your system is stable, you can try Kaspersky again; but I do not recommend doing so. Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials while you are troubleshooting and make sure Windows Firewall is turned on.

You have three outdated drivers loaded on your system. Two of them are quite obsolete. Outdated drivers can and do cause conflicts, memory corruption and BSOD's. Update or rename these drivers.





Quote:
enecir.sys Thu Sep 04 05:47:58 2008 - ENE Consumer IR Driver for eHome. OEM - none at http://www.ene.com.tw/en/index.asp. You can try to update this driver through the HP website. If there is no update availalbe, rename the driver. See note below.

HpqKbFiltr.sys Wed Apr 29 09:48:30 2009 - HP Quick Launch Buttons HpqKbFiltr Keyboard Filter driver. http://www.hp.com/#Support. Update ths driver.

MRESP50a64.SYS Sat Nov 19 03:14:28 2005 - NDIS Protocol kernel driver. I was unable to find manufacturer of this driver. Motive? It is way obsolete and is an XP driver. I suggest that you rename this driver and see what it breaks.




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Sorry for not reading the instructions properly. I hope i have done it right this time. Im having problems getting rid of this party poker pop up,ive tried lots of differnet scans and have had no luck.

Ive ran the tests advised and here is the results:

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jon Hazelden at 14:27:31.58 on 25/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3326.2385 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\Windows\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\AASP\1.00.59\aaCenter.exe
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A:Revised Thread for party poker pop up

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Thanks for providing the required logs.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

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

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

Note: Please make sure that your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications are re-enabled. A reboot should have done

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Hi     Whilst in a disscusion with my "what I don't know about computers isn't worth knowing" nephew about start up and boot procedures I mentioned that I'd heard that using System Configure can if your not careful can have serious concequences. He asked how? I said I don't know exactly it just what I'd heard and then just this week a post on the Microsoft community site alluded to this very subject and it said that using Sysyem Configuration unless you know what your doing can even render your PC inoperable and suggested you access it through Contana for eg rather than directly from your system. It said type msconfig in search box (my stuff) and accessing it from here is a safer way. I accessed it by this method and it launched the same box as if you'd accessed it direct, my point is whats the difference as unlike my nephew  there are masses of things I don't know, and is it true?

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Basically everytime i select the normal startup and click apply as soon as i restart the computer it has switched back to the selective mode,i also notice that quite a few of the services have been stopped like the system restore service and windows audio to name but a few

can anybody help??
 

A:System Configuration

I wonder if you are infected. Only a guess but have you tried scanning for viruses, etc., in safe mode?
 

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2 weeks ago I downloaded the free windows 10 upgrade,i did and within 1 day I could not understand it ...so I un-installed it and   the windows 7 home premium was re-installed,this os system was in the pc it came from a refurbished hp computer
that I purchased at Newegg and was still on that disk....my question is in sys. config under boot column windows 10 is still my default os sytem,how can I get the win 7 back on that screen.Because my pc is actin funny again,appreiciate your good work
and this is the best I know how to explain it

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How do I find my processor speed, RAM, and hard drive speed/configuration?
 

A:system configuration...

Belarc Advisor
 

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Hi,  Help.  I have a Lenovo B540 and Windows 10.  I went into System Configuration and unchecked every item.  Bad move.  Now nothing works.  I can't even get back into System configuration to undo my errors.  What do I do?Thanks,Bob

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Hello all, I've been running windows 8 for the last while and it's been great. I was just wondering about a few things regarding customization:

How to:
Configure a single application such as regedit to bypass UAC during launch whilst keeping UAC on.Creating a static entry in
Code:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-X\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture


String Value:




Reg_SZ: Display Name: X



so windows does not show your* email address* on the* logon* screen*. Works till logon then you see your "test" revert back to your email address*.Where/what are the files/dependencies to run metro. Mostly interested where the data is stored to indicate the metro UI to minimize upon switch to desktop and where the image files are stored for the backdrop (similar to the web folder, not sure if they use a .dll or res file instead based on the set list provided by default).

Thanks in advance for the assistance, I've been slowly but surely rewriting the registry and system files however wasn't quite sure about a couple things after a solid 6 hours of work.

A:System Configuration Changes

Hello Joshua, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to use the tutorial below to do this in Windows 8 as well.

Elevated Program Shortcut - Create for Standard User - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I'm running Windows Vista Home Basic.
In control panel I wen't administrative tools, system configuration, services, and I may have accidently gone select all, because when I wen't back later all the services there were checked.
Or is it normal that all the services there be checked and that I exited the window normally.
Thanks for help in advance, jon.

A:System configuration

Hi -

It is normal for all boxes to be checked in MSCONFIG services.

Another way to bring MSCONFIG up -
START | type msconfig.exe

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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All my utility programs such as CCleaner say I am using xp professional and when I right click on my computer
and call up properties it say's I am using xp media center edition. what gives?
 

A:system configuration

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I was trying to speed up my boot time and in the process I lost some processors. In System Configuration , Boot tab, Advanced Options, Number of processors, I started with 4 in the drop down, now it only has 1. I screwed up some where. Can anyone tell me how to get it back to 4 cause I have 4 processors.

A:System Configuration

Can you not put the 4 back in?
The entry is largely cosmetic. If you have 4 processors, then Windows 7 will be finding and using them, with or without the entry.

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Gooday. I went into remove hiro from the start up. All the following are also in there, can you tell me what ones I don't need at star up please.
jusched - lvccms - isstart-logi tray - wkfud - wkssb - wkdetect - nero check - realsched readersl - ravtask - avgtray - nvcpl - nwiz - nvmctray - backweb 8876480 - (one that has no name but has the hkcu software etc) - superantispyware - money express - mnbg monitor - btdna - tea timer - freshtelip - ctfmon - microsoft office - microsoft works ca - win manager - power reg scheduler.
Can you also please tell me what the services tab is, I see that there are some in there stopped and some running.
Thank You.

A:system configuration

Hello again Warren

Here is how to check these entries in msconfig
Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to one of the links below. They will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not. They will also identify any malware. Disable everything which is not needed to run at start up

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html

Read the Key at top of page. Use the Search box to check all your entries

When you reboot you will get a message saying you have started in "Selective Startup" Click "Don`t show this message again" then OK

Follow the instructions below to check your Services
http://www.theeldergeek.com/s.htm

Scroll down to ?Services Check for Windows XP?
Note is is not done from msconfig

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In System configuration in the "services" tab, I have so much stuff "running". I want to know which ones I really need running and which ones I can stop?

A:System Configuration

When going into "msconfig" from the run minu you can click on the "startup" tab and disable all without any problems. This will quicken your boot time. The system config is one you will have to do a Google search in order to find the programs you can and cannot remove, it is time consuming, but in order to do it wright that is what you are going to have to do if YOU plan on removing any of the programs yourself. You may find a link that has a list of programs you can remove, but depending on your system you still have to research before shuting down a program. Sorry, but there is no real easy way to do this, at least That is what I found myself doing.
PS, Do a google search for (programs to remove in sys. config), see what happens.

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Hi Guys.Ive just update my old computer and I'm now in possession of a Toshiba A350 laptop running Vista home premium.I have masses of icons in my task bar and wanted to reduce my boot up time as it seems to take quite a while.Could you tell me if there is anything in the sys.config. start up list that I shouldn't uncheck ?I have a total of 44 items checked at the moment which seems quite high to me.Any advice welcome.Thanks.

A:system configuration

What are those "masses of icons" in your task bar? You could probably stop most or ALL of them. 44 does sound like a lot of useless garbage. I have Ultimate, and I only have 23 items to check or uncheck in start up, of that i think i have around 18 or 19 checked. The only thing made by Windows or Microsoft in my Start-up menu (in sys config) is Media player, and I have it turned off.

Can you give us a screen shot or a snip of what you have going on?

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If i should post this elsewhere to get help, please let me know where! Thanks!
I am having trouble with my computer running slow, loading pages slow and not logging off from one user...(you have to shutdown the computer for another to use it) I ran my adaware program, spybot search and destroy and virus scan all are clean. I also was making sure that we don't have more running at our start up than we need.....i have found one item in my system configuration that i am unable to establish if it is something we need to have running or not. Could you please let me know if YAHOOM~1 is a utility that i need to have run at start up. I have also attached my hjt log for you to look at. Thank you for your help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:41:03 AM, on 8/2/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\ACMonitor_X73.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LEXMAR~1\AcBtnMgr_X73.exe
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A:Need some system configuration help

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I did as directed and saved HijackThis to a permanent file. I want to warn you in advance I have tried a few registry cleaning progames as you will see on the log. I will make whatever chages you recommend andwill do nothing further until I hear from you. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:24:38 PM, on 1/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exec:\program files\common files\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\mc... Read more

A:Follow Up To Previous Email: Revised Logfile

Do not start new threads - stay with this thread and do fast replies to it and NOT a new thread!You did not post the log from fixwareout as I requested herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/78113/ie-google-websearch-redirected-and-many-popups/You must follow our directions or things will no go smoothly============================You have done somethings to your log since the last post which makes it difficult to help you=====================Please Download NoLop to your desktop from http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index....tpmod;dl=item16 First close any other programs you have running as this will require a reboot? Double click NoLop.exe to run it? Now click the button labelled "Search and Destroy"<>? When scanning is finished you will be prompted to reboot only if infected, Click OK? Now click the "REBOOT" Button.? A Message should popup from NoLop. If not, double click the program again and it will finish Please Post the contents of C:\NoLop.log along with a fresh HijackThis log--If you receive an error, "mscomctl.ocx or one of its dependencies are not correctly registered," please download mscomctl.ocx to your system32 folder then rerun the program. -===================Download Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration a... Read more

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Unchecked Buffer in DirectX Could Enable System Compromise (819696)

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/...in/MS03-030.asp
 

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My computer is satellite pro P60 PSA65E, it is not young but the bios is ver 1.90 dated released 03/04/2005
It seems odd that this would be the last version. Is it?
Gaston

A:Satellite Pro P60 PSA65E - BIOS not revised since 2005?

No. Why?

This is very old notebook model so there is no reason for BIOS update.

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Sandy bridge boards have arrived back on the shelves relatively fast.
Newegg has 21 Sandy Bridge boards listed as of this posting.
Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Motherboards,Intel Motherboards,LGA 1155

A:The revised Intel Sandy Bridge B3 boards are in.

Update:
Newegg has 30 Sandy Bridge B3 boards listed as of this posting.

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i was trying to do the tweak, where u can choose that both cores are running at bootup. but for some reason it doesnt let me click advance options.

A:msconfig..system configuration

Are you in an adminstrator account?

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I removed some of items from my Start up thru System Msconf. Since I did that everytime I start the computer I get a message "System Configuation Utility" it is telling me that I changed the start up and need to restart.

I have the Start up Set for Normal Startup, I tried changing it to selective start up but it still appear. Does anyone know what I need to do

thanks

A:System Configuration Utility

Msconfig is mainly used for testing purposes. To permenantly remove/disable startup entries, I recommend Autoruns:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

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Hi Everyone,

Can you tell me if everything is okay here? I ask myself how can the Office Source Engine show stopped when it is checked?

Anyway, I would like to know how I can get rid of the STI Simulator which is an old entry that was left behind when I removed the software of my old webcam! Do you have an idea how I might be able to do so?

Thank you

A:System Configuration utility

Go into the Services and enable it

I think I provided you with this information in another thread

Quote:




OSE.EXE is part of Microsoft Office software.
OSE.EXE is the system service called OFFICE SOURCE ENGINE.
OFFICE SOURCE ENGINE is required for reinstal, or install an "on demand" feature in Microsoft Office 2000/2003.
Required for using Microsoft Office.




STI Simulator is going to have to be removed via the Registry

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Hi all,

Now I'm wondering if some of these apps./progs. that
I know that I have uninstalled can be removed from this list?
And if so how?

Attachment 3121

Thanks to all who may reply!

Later Ted

A:System Configuration / Startup

Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid


Hi all,

Now I'm wondering if some of these apps./progs. that
I know that I have uninstalled can be removed from this list?
And if so how?

Attachment 3121

Thanks to all who may reply!

Later Ted



Try expanding the "Startup Item" and "Command" columns to make them a little more visible, and post another screenshot.

But from what I CAN see, I'll disable the following:OsdMaestro - Without more details, I'm guessing that this provides some kind of "On Screen Display" for media devices? Un this functionality is desired, then this item can also be disabled.RegistrySmart - Sounds like some type of registry cleaner and/or optimizer. These things are snake oil, and do more harm than good.Java(TM) Pl... - I've encountered very few websites these days that require JAVA, so this entry is also redundant, unless for some reason you actually need it.SweetIM - This is you Instant Messenger utility, isn't it? Unless you actually use it, you can get rid of it too.SnapFish Me... - I'm also guessing that this might be an Instant Messenger utility - Why do you need two? And unless you're actually using it, you can disable it from startup. Is this perhaps not "Snapfish Memories"? This belongs to HP. Disable this unless you actually need the utility.Microsoft Of... - This is "Microsoft Office Startup", correct? I've disabled this particular entry every time I've installed Offi... Read more

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I have XP, IE6, and M Office 2003.

I do run>MSconfig and msconfig comes up. I deselect several programs in the startup and services tabs and exit, so the window comes up saying I have to restart my computer for the changes to take effect. I click restart and the computer reboots. On my desktop comes a window about the System Configuration Utility and how some things have changed. A large section of the window is missing, so that the extreme bottom end of the window is a checkable box that says "Do not show this message again" which I select. However, this System Configuration Utility window pops up every time I boot up my computer. But when I put the computer back in normal mode, the window doesn't pop up on reboots. What's going on?
 

A:System Configuration Utility

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Hello, In my "msconfig" box there is an entry under win.ini called
[MCI Extensions.BAK] Could someone tell me what this is for as I would like to delete it if no use. It has been disabled for as long as I can remember. Many thanks.
 

A:System Configuration Utility

MCI has to do with communications devices and I believe multi-media as well.

since is has the ".BAK" that would give the impression that it was backed up brolly due to some system changes.

Uncheck it, reboot the system and test your functionality. *IF* things still work, you should be able to safely remove it.
Good Luck!

ST
 

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There are many many services in system config. Where would one find out which ones are needed and which are not. Is there a way with out Googling every one of them.

A:System Configuration Utility

Try searching on this page : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

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Quick question. When I go into system configuration into the 'Startup' tab, it shows programs that are not on my computer anymore (at least I think). Is there anyway to get rid of these? I follow the file link and can't find them so I believe they are removed. Just wondering how to delete them from the Startup tab.

A:System Configuration question.

Open registry editor and browse to HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Curent Version>explorer>Run. Delete this Run key.

Method Three in OPTION TWO.

Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

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I didn't see a "combined" or "system" thread so hopefully I've chosen the correct place for this post. If not, please point me to the correct one.

I recently built a new machine and am disappointed in it's performance as compared to my current one. I did a lot of reading before I decided on the particular components in an effort to make the best decisions. I figured if there was a place to find out if I had something mis-configured or get other tips this would be it. Or course Windows boots pretty quick on the new one; that's about the only real improvement I've seen so far though. I know that even though it has 6 cores, the 9010T is a tad slower than the 965 but I'm confident I can increase its speed once I have things running well at defaults.

I don't use either for games. Mostly for Photoshop, Premier (and other video programs) and typical day to day desktop activities. The other day I encoded 4 videos (about 45 min each) on both machines at the same time (each having their own source files to work with) and was very surprised that the old machine did the job 3 minutes and change quicker than the new one. Same software on both. While the machines worked I used Resource Monitor just to get a feel for how things were being used. The SSD on the new machine seems incredibly slow as does the overall performance of the machine. I've done various types of reads / writes using large and small files; none of which im... Read more

A:System configuration performance

Frequently, systems are lack-luster due to too many programs running OR autoupdates.


reduce the system services to only what is necessary
stop all those autoupdate programs
remove the startup applications from your user id profile
3) is easy to find
\users\all users\start menu\programs\startups
also look in yourLoginID {ie substituted it for all users above}
Everything in these folders get started when you logon - - "Do you really need it?"

2) can be found unsing the Taskmgr and look at the names. Once you get a list of these,
you can use Spybot Search & Distroy to stop them.

1) is more complex and needs to be done with care, but is very productive.
Many System Services are not necessary even though MS marks them as autostart.
The correction is to change autostart to manual and the nice part is, they can start if requested. To prohibit starting, change to disable.

System Services are accessed by using run services.msc and you need admin privs.

I'll expand on (1-2) with your follow-up ---
 

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I was infected by 6 false trojan alerts. I ran Malwarebytes and it caught them and removed them but on my System Configuration Utility- Startup, there are two items. One begins with ~tmph and the other one starts with "a" and I can't read the whole address. I unchecked both but how do I get rid of them and how can I see the whole address? They are both unframiliar to me.

A:System Configuration Utility

MSCONFIG.EXE is a troubleshooting tool - not a fixing tool.First, re-enable them in MSCONFIG, then use this free tool to locate them and disable/delete them: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspxIf you have difficulties with this tool, post back and we'll see if we can get the address for another one from garmanma.

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Gudday all
I have made some start-up changes using msconfig.
Once I rebooted the machine the following message appears, see attachment.
I want to keep the changes but the message seems to imply that I cannot.
If I check the box will the changes be accepted? Will this message appear every time I start?

A:Using XP System Configuration Utility

The changes have already been made. This is just a warning. As the label on the checkbox says, if checked it will not appear on next startup.

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In XP Home I have some programs that open at bootup that I don't want anymore. I went into the System configuration utility program and clicked on the Startup tab. I unchecked quite a few of them and then rebooted and it worked, they don't appear at bootup anymore, but they are still in the Startup program in the system configuration utility program. I tried highlighting and then right clicking to click on delete but it gives no option to delete them. How can I get them out of the Starup folder?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:system configuration utility

This site has info on what is required during start up.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Its OK to leave the unchecked one there.
 

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Hi,
The below message keeps showing up every time I start my computer. I checked to make sure the utility is set to normal mode, which it is, however it keep showing up.
"You have used the system configuration utility to make changes to the way windows starts.

The system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or selective startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time windows starts.

Choose the normal startup mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changed made using the system configuration utility.

(box to tick) Don't show this message or launch the system configuration utility when windows start."
I booted in safe mode and used hijackthis to delete the below line, however once I reboot in normal mode it does not show, however the next time I start my pc it comes back.
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /autoO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
I have attached my hijackthis log below for you perusal.

I hope you can help me get rid of this annoying popup message.

Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:58:33 PM, on 24/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:System Configuration Utility

From your start button select 'run' then type in MSCONFIG.

If you've made any changes to the startup, here's where it will be. If not it may be time to look at malware.
 

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I was wondering if someone could inform me on how to remove unchecked services completely (DELETING) from the services tab in msconfig? Like Google update service and so on.
 

A:Solved: System Configuration

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Need help with system configuration utility in windows xp.
For some reason when I try to uncheck some of the programs in the
Startup folder the whole program shuts off. Anyone else have a problem like that?
 

A:system configuration utility

Test in safe mode.
Please post result.
 

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What should i do?My pc is opening everything.When i go to startup every start up item is checked,What is main items i should have so i check them and disable everything what's unnecessary
Ty

A:Help me,System configuration utility

What should i do?My pc is opening everything.When i go to startup every start up item is checked,What is main items i should have so i check them and disable everything what's unnecessary
Ty

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I recently had to use system config. to find a problem. I checked normal startup and restarted my computer.Now when I start my computer I get the System Config. Utility Screen telling me I have to set it for normal setup. How do I resolve this problem. I'm using XP Pro.
 

A:System Configuration Utility

Should be a tick box to not display the screen. Tick it.
 

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I'm not sure where i'm suppose to post this question.....i posted it on security this morning, but haven't had any luck with an answer. Please let me know if i'm posting this in the wrong place....so i can post it in the proper place and get the answers that i need....thanks so much!
I am having trouble with my computer running slow, loading pages slow and not logging off from one user...(you have to shutdown the computer for another to use it) I ran my adaware program, spybot search and destroy and virus scan all are clean. I also was making sure that we don't have more running at our start up than we need.....i have found one item in my system configuration that i am unable to establish if it is something we need to have running or not. Could you please let me know if YAHOOM~1 is a utility that i need to have run at start up. I have also attached my hjt log for you to look at. Thank you for your help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:41:03 AM, on 8/2/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
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A:System Configuration help needed!

Don't repost the same problem in a different thread. If nobody has answered your other thread, then just post a bump in it.
 

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I just noticed that I have blank square boxes under startup item and command fields of the system configuration utility under startup items. Has anyone else seen this? If so what is it and how do I get rid of it.

A:System Configuration utility

I just (today) overcame this...I'm not sure at all how it happened or what may have caused it, so I can't really be of much help.

My situation started a couple of days ago when I suddenly had these messages at startup which referred to files which could not be found. I used a combination of Autoruns, msconfig, and regedit...to track down and manually delete any/all references to these two files. My system now boots up normally .

So...I can't tell you what it was or how it happened but I can say that deleting any/all registry and file references took care of it on my system.

I don't think it was malware of any sort, but I'm no expert at determining such.

Louis

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I have an annoying problem that involves the System Configuration Utility message coming up everytime I start up my computer. I have checked Msconfig and my startup programs are all checked and it says that it is in Normal Startup.

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank You.

Anyway here it the logfile

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:39:13 PM, on 9/01/2007
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cpf.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\regedit.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion... Read more

A:System Configuration Utility

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When I boot up I get the following message after the desktop initializes:

""You have used the system configuration utility to make changes to the way windows starts.

The system configuration utility is currently in diagnostic or start up mode, causing this message to be displayed every time windows starts up.

Choose the normal start up mode on the general tab to start windows normally and undo the changes you made using the system configuration utility.""

I need to know how to get to the general tab to make the changes mentioned above. I have no idea where this utility or the general tab is. All help appreciated.
 

A:System configuration utility???

When that message appears, click the "don't show this message again" box.

Anytime you use MSCONFIG to UNselect startup apps, you get this (annoying) message.
 

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I am having issues with my computer. My computers OS is Windows Media Center. And the brand of the computer is Gateway. I was having issues with my computer rebooting: like if i would try to shut it down the computer would not respond. So i looked under help and support and it told me to go to "msconfig" and uncheck one of the boxes there. So it told me to uncheck the "Load Services" box. So I did that, and then when I rebooted the computer I got this message that said "You have changed settings in the system configuration utility........you are in diagnostic mode to undo whats been done please go back to normal startup. So i did that and the computer was in the state as if it were in safe mode. And i have no idea what to do. I know there has to be a way to undo this. Also my system restore checkpoints were all deleted so i cant undo with sys. restore. Please help me whoever gets this message. I need help with the computer ASAP. I really appreciate your time. I will be waiting for a reply.
 

A:System Configuration Issues

Well you have lost your system restore points if you disabled all the Microsoft services.

In using msconfig, when disabling services, you first HIDE all the Microsoft services.

You should not look like your are in Safe Mode if all previously checked boxes are now checked. If you are, then there is a problem with your display adapter settings. Make sure you are using the same screen resolution and color depth as before.

To check that, right click on the desktop and select Properties > Settings. Typical settings are 1024x768 and 16 or 32 bit color depth.

You can still troubleshoot by using msconfig -- just follow these directions:

CLEAN BOOT TROUBLESHOOTING technique XP

First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode

Then:

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 << for Vista, but applies equally to XP, and better written.

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't oc... Read more

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while trying to load zone alarm antispyware I keep getting an error that says "you do not have access to make the required system modifications". "Please rerun from an administrators account". I have clicked on "run as administor" and compatibility settings but that install error keeps popping up. other programs install fine.

A:system configuration modifications

Originally Posted by nickoli tessla


while trying to load zone alarm antispyware I keep getting an error that says "you do not have access to make the required system modifications". "Please rerun from an administrators account". I have clicked on "run as administor" and compatibility settings but that install error keeps popping up. other programs install fine.



Nickoli:

Welcome to the Vista Forums

Have you already installed zone alarm and are getting these errors or are you installing zone alarm and getting these errors?

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When I go to "start" "run" and type in "msconfig" I get an error message that says the file can't be found. Any idea on where to find it?

 

A:System configuration utility

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does anyone know if there is a way to hide or remove a program from the System configuration utility in the start-up box without shutting down the program. I want to keep a program running but don't want anyone to see what it is running. I have a keylogger running to keep an eye on what/who my kids are talking to, but there very smart and know how to shut it down from the System configuration start up. So please if anyone knows how i can accomplish this please help. Thank you.
 

A:System configuration utility help.

I believe you can't run this utility unless you are the ADMIN. Make USER accounts for the kids. They can't access MSCONFIG. But then, if they know the process name of the program, then Ctrl+Alt+Del may allow them to end it anyway. Might be a 3rd party software that can do what you want.
 

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Is there any way of enlarging the box that opens with MSCONFIG so that you can see all the information on the Startup box without having to keep altering field widths or scrolling?

A:System configuration screen

I don't think there is a way to make it bigger sorry.

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I downgrade from Win 10 to 7 again for personal porpuse.
Hope this configuration to be good because i test alot in VMware the best settings for good usage and protection.
 

A:EX(3S$ System Securiry Configuration

Nice config, I can't see anything that needs changing.
 

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I can't make changes to Startup. When I go on to System Configuration Utility and make changes, I get a messae: "Must sign on as an Aministrator. I am the owner and computer administrator. How do I correct this problem?

A:System Configuration Utility

Are you sure your account is the administrator? If you go into Control Panel and to User Accounts, does it show your account as admin?

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Guys,

I have finally come up with this after reading through lots of reviews:

Intel I7-920, 2.66GHz, 8MB Cache, 4.8GT/s Processor
MSI X58 Pro E Motherboard

3*2GB DDR3 Kingston or 2*2GB - Please advice which is better. Would 2*2GB suffice? If so I can save some money there since DDR3 is costly.

Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5850

1TB Seagate SATA Hard drive

Samsung 22X DVD RW

Samsung P2350 24" LCD Monitor (Lavender Series)

Logitech Keyboard and mouse

PSU - Zebronics 800W Platinum - This proves to be a tad costlier. For the configuration above please let me know what wattage would do the trick.

Please let me know any improvements. Also I would use this to play games like COD 4, Far Cry 2 etc., I do plan to overclock my system. If you think some can be reduced to save some bucks please let me know that as well.
 

A:Final System Configuration

Nah, I actually completely disagree.

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM - Retail

You will want a cooler too, if you plan on overclocking. Good luck i'm short on time, so my post didn't include everything.
 

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In my Startup list there are a ton of listings. Only a few are checked however. What I was wondering is, is there any way to get the others out of the list? Removing programs and deleting files do not take them out. I know it doesn't hurt anything to have them there, they just bug me and I want them gone. Thank you for any help.

A:? about System Configuration Utility

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Clean-up the MSCONFIG startup tab listings

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Good day.
On system configuration, on the "Boot Tab" the window does not show my OS, and
I cannot check any of the boxes on this tab. My system still boots up OK everyday.
I have run SFC/SCANNOW earlier today, have run complete antivirus scans.
Please kindly help.
Regards
Dave
OS Windows 7 Pro.
 

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Check the link here.

Boot tab in system configuration is empty.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...is-empty/f87aed7a-24a7-4cce-906b-f374e5ec7df2

If you have to fix the corrupted user account - read all instructions carefully.
 

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It seems to me that W7's System Protection now functions like the old "Go Back" , which made a backup of one's files, as well as Windows' system files.

How can I configure W7's S P to leave user files [ not only "my docs", but <user>\app data . . . . , favorites, desktop ]?

I used W7's System Protection on my W7 Pro, 32 bit system, to return to a restore point I had made before installing a program, but it either modified or deleted files modified or created after the restore point was made, after uninstalling the program and returning to the manually created restore point.

Does "USERPROFILE" include <user>my documents ?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378870(VS.85).aspx

User Account Control was set to minimum.

System is single boot.

System was upgrade from Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

RF123
 

A:System Protection configuration

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bump
 

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I went into system configuration(control panel\system and security\administrative tools\system configuration)to get into safe mode. In the General Tab I selected diagnostic startup (it was on selective startup), I then got called away from my laptop and found I couldn't open system configuration to change it back to selective startup. I now get this error window User Account Control - Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer. Is there another way I can change the startup so I am not in a diagnostic startup please.

A:can't open system configuration tab

Was the reason you went into safe mode because you thought you might have a virus? If so, you may want to consider running a portable scanner to see if anything is present. Do you know the name of the program trying to initiate changes?

SuperAntiSpyware makes a portable scanner.

SUPERAntiSpyware - SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner






Please note : The scanner is saved under a random filename so that malware infections won't block its execution.



These tutorials on safe mode also have some advice on how to change back to normal.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

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Friend has and HP a535w that is producing an error, machine boots up until the XP media center splash screen and then an error box appears:System Configuration ErrorThe system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to customer care using the phone number found in the Warranty and support guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected this error will prevent your PC form operating properly.Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple).'i searched google and the only thing i could find http://www.resellerratings.com/forum/tech-...ode-purple.htmlwas that this had something to do with "tattooing" the recover to the motherboard, and a workaround was to attach the HDD to a usable system andopen up C:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\cfgchk.bat with notepad and modify the section that checks to see if the hard drive is tattoo'd to have it not bother checking at all. (although the hard drive will be running as slave so replace the C:\ with whatever drive letter Windows assigns it) The line to remove is: "python c:\hp\bin\ConfigCheck\run.py". This worked great for me and I hope it helps anyone else who comes along this thread as an alternative to dealing with tattoo'ing the motherboard or hard drive. i did this and cannot find the .bat file, that path does not exist.this machine is out of warranty and we do not want... Read more

A:HP system configuration error

http://www.techimo.com/forum/applications-...ode-purple.htmla couple of pages into this thread seem to have several fixes.

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I am trying to rename my computer, and I dont know if im just not seeing what I need, or if I am having some other issue, I dont want to create a new username, I want to change the name the processes are associated with, any assistance would be great;y appreciated
as wotj my last post, I am not quite sure what category this needs to be placed under, please forgive me
 

A:Solved: system name configuration

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Hi, this is my first post from the UK on this forum, Ive recently configured my system with everythin i have learnt, I am happy with the preformance but want to know if this is the best possible config?
The thing that most concerns me is the RAM i have 6GB and as you can see ive managed 1.1 ratio by underclocking ram to 701mhz. is the 1.1 ratio worth the underclock? Are the timings the best they can be? win 7 index rated my ram at 6.8 that ent good i dont think.

Even thou i got 6GB ram it still running in dual channel mode, symmetric which alot of people telling me it cant be done!

could some1 look over the info i have given and tell if what i have done is best or can be improved.

I am planning to overclock further once i replace my PSU, and run my e5200 at 4025mhz with fsb 350x11.5, what should i put my ram too then?
 

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I got this error after I did a Compaq System Recovery.
Your system has detected a configuration error. Please report this error to Customer Care using the phone number found in the Warranty and Support Guide that came with your PC. Unless corrected, this error will prevent your PC from operating properly. Turn off your PC by pressing and holding the Power button. After a few seconds your PC will automatically turn off. (Code Purple)
Help!
 

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I disabled some of the items in my Start Menu with the help of answersthatwork.com as a guide. After I was all finished with that, I clicked Apply then Close or Exit? Rebooted, then went back to see if what I had unchecked stayed unchecked and it didn't. I've done this twice and every time I uncheck unwanted items,apply and reboot it seems to reset itself and check everything again ? Does anyone know why this is happening?
Also, the answersthatwork. seems like a good program but being the tight wad that I am I was wondering if their was any programs like this for free?

Windows XP
 

A:System Configuration Utility

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system configuration utility?

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thats helped me understnd so much more but ive opened msconfig and in my startup page theres so many things set to start up,i dont want to remove anything in case i cause damge how do i no what my computor needs to open?hope you can help
 

A:system configuration utility?

I'd run a Hijack This log and post it here...

But if you wanna know what some things are that you are unfamiliar with, you can look at this site:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
 

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Good day, please help. Please kindly note I am not an expert with computers, so the simplest solutions
would be the best.
When I run msconfig, on the System Configuration, on the "Boot tab" there is no OS shown in the window,
and I cannot check any of the information shown in this tab
I do not know how to insert the OS in the window so I can change any of the info.
Help please.
My OS Windows 7 Pro.
Regards
Dave

A:System Configuration-Boot Tab

Method1 ) OS Boot Information
Try checking the box next to "OS boot information
You may have to close then re-launch msconfig for it to take outcome
Reboot your system now and see
Method 2) System File Checker
You should run System File Checker scan
Below is the command for System File Checker
Launch Command prompt
Type “sfsc /scannow”
Hit Enter.

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Does anyone know, where I can find a list of programs that run in the System Configuration Utility on the Services Tab???? I looked in that are and there were ....38 running. I want to know which ones I can uncheck and stop from running.

Thanks... Conbon

A:System Configuration Utility

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

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Does anyone know where I can get info on Vistas System configuration. Whereas a list of all services and startup items with detailed info so I can figure out what I can disable without hurting anything and try to boost the performance of my computer a little.
Thanks for any help!
 

A:Vista System Configuration

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I have noticed that when I run my system configuration utility, in the startup list there are many items listed that I no longer use. Although I have unchecked them, I would like to delete the item from even being on that list. Is there a way to do that?
 

A:system configuration items

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I am trying to remove Norton Antivirus 2005 from Windows XP, but can not remove it from the Control Panel Add/Remove Programs option. The instructions I received from Norton recommends that I begin at Start, Run, enter "msconfig" and then proceed through the Systems Configuration Utility window by making sure that "ccApp" is checked. My problem is that I can't get the SCU window to stay open when I enter msconfig into the Run box. It only appears for a brief second.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks!

A:System Configuration Utility

Hi clw and welcome to BC

The fact that msconfig won't stay open is a classic sympton of spyware. When that happens you can't usually access regedit.exe from Run or your Internet Options from the Tools menu in IE.

Suggest you post a log in the HiJack This forum on this site after folllowing the instructions about posting a HiJack log at the top of the forum.

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After having trouble accessing the internet, I determined to examine everything. Accidently disabled my pc with system configuration utility. Can get into pc in F8 only. Don't know where to go next. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:system configuration utilities

Hi Kitsy and welcome to the forum!

Is the system configuration utility that you are referring to accessed by typing start - run then typing msconfig in the run box?

Will the system boot safe mode when you press F8 on startup?

Have you tried last known good configuration from the startup menu?

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Can I safely uncheck the following checked items from System Configuration Startup:
SupportSoft sprtcm
HD Audio Control Panel
Google Toolbar Notifier

That would leave only Microsoft Windows Operating System and Trend Micro Internet Security as the 2 items checked for Startup.

Thanks

A:System Configuration Startup

Yes!

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When I boot up in XP it is in selective startup and when I switch to normal startup I get all the programs I deleted in my start up system tray. This is like a seesaw, is there anyway I can select normal start up and delete the programs from my system tray at the same time, this is driving me crazy.
Another ? is when I was using ME there was a great password reminder program, does this exist in XP, If not is there any good programs other than Gator(YUCK), any suggestions much appreciated, thanks, Neesh
 

A:System Configuration Utility

http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/pctech/content/18/08/ut1808.001.html
this is "startup cop" it will let you manage exactly what programs you have running at startup.
stay away from "gator" its spyware.
hope this helps.
good luck.
 

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vista32
hi guys

i want to add a program to start wen computer reboots (restart)

that i always do to -click on "system configuration" and -click "start up programs" now i cant find the "system configuration" anywhere in my computer

immediate help needed
thanks
-cola

A:system configuration is gone from computer

Hello Cola,

See if typing msconfig in the Start Menu search box and press enter to have it open.

You can also add a shorcut of the program that you want to run at startup in the Startup folder in the Start Menu for this. See OPTION ONE in the tutorial below for more on this.

Startup Programs - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have just done a repair of x\p things are just about right apart from a few item..

Can u help..

SYSTEM CONFIGURATION UTILITY Always pops up from booting pc up on desktop I have clicked the bx but it still wants to pop up saying I have change some items on start up....I press don`t show me this again but on stsrt up it still pops up....

Also slight delay from windows welcome screen to desk top about 30 secs configu msconfig to reduce ammmopunt in start up but still slow..
I also need to do some housekeeping

1....defrag
2....temp clean out
3.syp bot
4..ad ware
5.virus check

Any thing alse I should do thanks..
 

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