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Norton Utilities returns unknown disk utility error?

Q: Norton Utilities returns unknown disk utility error?

Hello. I'm hoping someone can help and it's an easy fix. While running Norton Utilities>System Check, I received the following error:
"Unable to operate on drive H (compressed drive) because it is in use by unknown disk utility. Please close unknown disk utility to operate drive H."
I don't know how to find or where to look for this unknown disk utility to close it.

Thanks Yvonne

A: Norton Utilities returns unknown disk utility error?

I'm going to change the name of your topic so that it will attract people with experience in Norton. Hope it helps!

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Does anyone know how long it takes Norton Utilities 2005 Speed Disk to complete a defragmentation of a hard drive. I just installed the software on an old Thinkpad 390 that I am attempting to get up and running. This is the initial defrag of the hard drive and it is running about 10 hours. Can it really take this long?
Thanks

A:Solved: Norton Utilities 2007 Speed Disk Question

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I had a power supply go kaput, then a friend had one kicking around so i tried that ..no go.. leads were too short BUT i did use it for checking... and started getting HDD errors ... So I got a new power supply got that one in, and NOW I get stupid write protect errors to drive c .?? thats a new one to me..... im not liking the idea that the power supply failure took out the HD partition..

Now I am racking my brains here tryin to figure out WHY this system thinks drive c is write protected? Power up, its reading both HDs.. boots up to scandisk (cause it wasnt shut down properly grrrrrrrrr) , then dies at ---write protect error drive c unable to write to drive c---

It has been suggested to me that Norton Utilites may have caused this problem.. and woe is me, I do not have the manual... Anyone have any ideas?????

A:Norton Utilities Causing Write Protect Error????

kim515no2
The only item I could find about the error your getting in reference to Norton is on this webpage:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/cgi-bin/nsf_search.cgi
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Then click on listing displayed below
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Error: "Drive x: is write protected or root directory is full" when running Image or System Doctor
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It may be that Norton utilities is trying to do an Image scan when you start-up
Let us know Dave

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When trying to install NU 2001 on Win98 I get the following error message:

"Setup is unable to find installation languages in C:\Windows\Temp\Setup.LID file. Error 105"

Can someone please tell me what this is and how to correct?

Thanks very much for the help!!

A:Norton Utilities setup error prevents install

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Any thoughts on which is better on keeping Windows XP running smoothly, Tuneup Utilities vs Norton Utilities? Is one better than the other or do both have specific utilities that are superior? Can both be run on the same machine or is that looking for complications? Thanks.

A:Tuneup Utilities vs Norton Utilities

Norton [Symantec] programs have a bad reputation for causing problems. I would go with "TU," of which I have an old version that has worked fine and caused no complications.

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Hi.

I have a dell 8400 running XP Sp 3. For some time now I have not been able to read my thumb drives. When I plug them in it simply returns "Unknown Device" error. I have deleted the usb ports and let XP rediscover them as well as having reloaded the chipset firmware. Still nothing. The thumb drives work fine on other systems and other usb devices (printers keyboard & mouse) work fine. Any ideas out there?

A:USB Thumb Drive -- Returns "Unknown Device" error

I'm assuming you've tested other USB devices in the ports, and the ports do work?

Have you checked the Removable Storage section in Computer Management?

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Hello, can someone explain to me how to re-install Toshiba Utilities (eg. Eco Utility) cleared when moving to Windows 10, insofar as the Toshiba Service Station said that we should erase from first the older versions to be new? I do not mean the drivers, since in fact I no longer Utilities in question and I do not see where you can download (Satellite S50 B)

A:how to re-install Toshiba Utilities (eg. Eco Utility)

I have exactly the same issue with Toshiba Video Player. I downloaded the drivers and tried to install it again, but I receive en error saying that I dont have the Video Player in my PC. Of course I dont have it, I just uninstalled it following Service Station instructions.

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After using Norton speed disk (from Nortion systemworks 2003) on the 2nd of 2 drives on my Dell Lattitude CPi laptop, windows xp won't start up. I keep getting the message disk write error. won't you please, please help me...

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Just finished a reinstall of Windows 10, and I was wondering what the peanut gallery thought of these two programs.

I uninstalled the Norton Security about a month ago while chasing my OS crashing issues. (Norton Security wasn't my problem), but I read good reports, and have relied on Windows defender in the mean time.

Norton Utilities almost always seemed to find registry issues, and I bet if I install Norton Utilities it will find a boat load of issues in the registry, and change things. So I am leery about reinstalling what had been my favorite programs for a lot of years.

Any thoughts?

A:Norton Utilities and Norton Security useful or not ?

Originally Posted by smalltown

Just finished a reinstall of Windows 10, and I was wondering what the peanut gallery thought of these two programs.

I uninstalled the Norton Security about a month ago while chasing my OS crashing issues. (Norton Security wasn't my problem), but I read good reports, and have relied on Windows defender in the mean time.

Norton Utilities almost always seemed to find registry issues, and I bet if I install Norton Utilities it will find a boat load of issues in the registry, and change things. So I am leery about reinstalling what had been my favorite programs for a lot of years.

Any thoughts?

Interesting, as I've been running Nortons for about the last 8 years now. It has NEVER found a registry error on the 2 computers I'm running it on. I do use CCleaner thou, and let it check for registry errors manually.
I only run Norton Security thou. I do NOT run Norton's Utilities. So maybe you could just run your Norton Security, and not install there Utilities program.

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Just finished a reinstall of Windows 10, and I was wondering what the peanut gallery thought of these two programs.

I uninstalled the Norton Security about a month ago while chasing my OS crashing issues. (Norton Security wasn't my problem), but I read good reports, and have relied on Windows defender in the mean time.

Norton Utilities almost always seemed to find registry issues, and I bet if I install Norton Utilities it will find a boat load of issues in the registry, and change things. So I am leery about reinstalling what had been my favorite programs for a lot of years.

Any thoughts?

A:Norton Utilities and Norton Security useful or not ?

Originally Posted by smalltown

Just finished a reinstall of Windows 10, and I was wondering what the peanut gallery thought of these two programs.

I uninstalled the Norton Security about a month ago while chasing my OS crashing issues. (Norton Security wasn't my problem), but I read good reports, and have relied on Windows defender in the mean time.

Norton Utilities almost always seemed to find registry issues, and I bet if I install Norton Utilities it will find a boat load of issues in the registry, and change things. So I am leery about reinstalling what had been my favorite programs for a lot of years.

Any thoughts?

Interesting, as I've been running Nortons for about the last 8 years now. It has NEVER found a registry error on the 2 computers I'm running it on. I do use CCleaner thou, and let it check for registry errors manually.
I only run Norton Security thou. I do NOT run Norton's Utilities. So maybe you could just run your Norton Security, and not install there Utilities program.

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Hello all, I'm a rookie on this board and I'm desperately trying to fix my computer. HOpefully some experts can give me some hope.

My computer freezes quite often, it just happens to freeze randomly even when I was doing nothing on the computer. So I researched on the issue and happend to found a recommendation to run disk defrag and run Check Disk Utility.

Just an hour ago, I ran the "check disk utility" against my C: (where OS is installed). It said It can't be ran since C: is in use but I was able to schedule it to run before computer starts up the next time.

So I did and check disk operated on my next restart. It took quite a while and froze in the middle of the check disk. So I was forced to restart the computer and it re-check the disk again. THis time it deleted a lot of files/security objects? (like a 1000 of these things were deleted) and then re-written again and replaced with other objects. (I'm sorry I didn't take note what these objects are but theere were a lot)

Then it continued the check disk and finished. Now when VISTA started up, I logged in as usual but it turned into a black screen with only the cursor and a dialog box (Error Loading NVCPL.dll. Access Denied)

I can't log back in. But it seems like everything is still there since the HDD partition with VISTA in it still shows my previous size.

How can I repair this!? such that I don't have to reformat my OS...

A:[Severe Desperation] VISTA won't log-in after Check Disk Utility (Error loading ... )

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Howdy,
I was running Norton Utilities on my win xp machine, but utilities and or the antivirus software drivers where crashing my machine. I uninstalled it and my computer works fine. Then I installed pccillin. However its firewall driver was causing my computer to restart when I logged on to aol 8.0. I just deleted the firewall driver, the firewall does not work anymore, but at least my computer is not crashing. So, my question is really about Windoctor. What the hell is the point of win doctor and is it actually useful? Does win xp have anything of its own similar to windoctor? Are there any other programs that do something similar? I just want my pc to be healthy, but does norton have to be a part of that? THanks for your time.

Computerpain

A:Norton Utilities

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I am a fan of Norton.

They greatly improved their customer service a few years ago and I trust them.

One of their applications Norton utilities ran every night on WIN 7. it found a number of things to fix.

I asked them why the same problems occurred regularly, they said they were working with MS to fix the problems...!

So imagine my surprise when I ran NORTON UTILITIES on WIN 8 and it came up with 100's of errors.

It goes on to fix them and I don't see any negative effects.

My question is WHY.

PS I did do a fresh update of Norton utilities.

Stewart

A:Norton Utilities

My question is WHY.

I guess my answer is ask Norton. I hear they have great customer service.

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I NEED NORTON UTILITIES 2002 , DOES ANYBODY HAVE IT?

A:Need Norton Utilities

Check Rules.............

'As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed.'

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Here?s what?s new!

Duplicate File Finder ? Finds all of the duplicate files scattered across your computer's hard drive, so you can remove them and free up disk space for more of your Stuff.
System Dashboard ? Shows you step-by-step how to get your computer to run like new again.
Application Uninstaller ? Removes the programs you don't use or take up too many resources.
Windows 8 Compatibility ? Norton Utilities is compatible with Windows? new operating system.

Code:
http://www.norton.com/nu16
Announcement
http://community.norton.com/t5/Othe...rton-Utilities-Has-Been-Unleashed/td-p/833668

Credits: Wilders

A:Norton Utilities 16.0 Unleashed

Thanks

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Hi Everybody,

I need to uninstall Norton 2000 and supporting utilities from a computer minus the shared files. Are there places Norton may be attached in the computer that I need to be aware of to eliminate them? Any crash risks with this?? Thanks a million!

curiousgeri

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i was given a computer to work on that has norton's utilites on it, an older version. when i try to remove it because the owner wants it off, it will not delete. he doesn't have the original disk. i cannot put a newer version on the computer because it asks me to uninstall the older version. i have even gone into dos to try and remove it that way, but no luck. there has to be a way to uninstall norton's without having a disk?

A:removing norton's utilities

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I've purchased Norton Utilities 14.0 like a week ago after i was finished with Advanced System something from Iobit, i just though that it would be better because i already use Norton Internet Security, same customer support, same firm, but i am having trouble with this seemingly useful software, and my problem is that Norton Utilities keeps showing the message "System Health is Low" even after i do "Clean Registry and Repair".

*I have already tried Norton Support website, and did all the steps they said i should do, didn't help, still "system health is low".

*I have even chatted with Norton live support dude, and let him take over my PC and try to repair from inside, - the answer i got from him was "sorry, but i was unable to fix your problem, i will transfer you to the research team, they will contact you within 48 hours - they didn't.

My unprofessional opinion is that something is pretty wrong with my registry (since the issue is not likely to be that of the software - i have installed Norton Utilities on other 2 laptops - works swell).

Hope there is some divine forum member that can help me solve this problem.

A:La Problema with Norton Utilities 14.0

Hi,
There's not much support for registry cleaners here at TSG.To see why, have a read of this article while waiting to see if another member can offer some advice:
http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=643

Richard

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Hi all,

I have recently got a new system running Windows XP and I have a Norton Utilities 2002 disk which I used to run on my 98se system. Will this prog run on XP also ?
Cheers.

Wizzkid

A:Norton Utilities 2002

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Good Morning:
I'm running a networked Pent. 3 600/256 RAM/18 Gig HDD/Windows ME. The HDD has about 12 gig free. Whenever I try to run Norton SpeedDisk (part of the 3.01 SystemWorks software package), it hangs after getting started (I close all applications & turn off the screensaver when doing this). Sometimes while running Norton DiskDoctor, it stops for a very long time while checking the directory structure "hosts", and then continues. I don't know what this is and maybe is the reason SpeedDisk isn't working (it always has in the past; this started about 2 months ago, and I can't think of anything that was changed in that time). Maybe this directory is too large and hangs Norton? I can run Microsoft's defragmenter with no problem...it always completes the task. Could it have something to do with virtual memory being too small (I have it checked so it adjusts it automatically) Any ideas? Thank you all!

A:Norton Utilities SpeedDisk...

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I have been trying to get rid of those Norton (Symantec ) files. They no longer appear in the control panel Add/Remove section, but I have gotten error messages referring to some Norton features I thought I got rid of. After one error about Norton Utilities, I got a tip to reinstall it and then uninstall. When I tried to reinstall, I got a message it was already installed.

My operating system is Win 98SE. My browser is Firefox. My ISP is Toast.net 56K dialup.

TIA,

dulcim

A:How Can I Get Rid Of Unwanted Norton Utilities

Hi dulcim,Have a look at the Topic; How To Remove Your Norton Products.Scroll down to Removing NAV/NIS 2003 and Earlier Products.Just a reminder that if you edit your Registry, to be sure to back it up first.Backing Up The Registry.

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I just got rid of my old hdd and got a new ssd to power my C: drive.
I also am a Norton Utility user.
I have disabled the auto defrag. Should I also not use the registry defrag or disk bleach? Is there anything else that I should not do?

And

My Norton analyis of this drives puts it at 15% fragmented because I deleted several programs after restoring an image. The result of those deletions is the 15% fragmentation. Is there a good way to deal with this or should I leave it alone.

Finally
I thought all the issues with SSDs wearing out had been greatly reduced. Mine came with a 3 year warranty.
I read a few articles on this and didn't check the dates. (just checked the dates, they seem to be saying the same things on recent articles).
What Norton Utilities should I not run on my SSD.
Is using something called Trim ok?

A:Solved: Norton Utilities on a SSD?

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I tried running the Norton Utilities Speedisk to defragment overnigh (at least 6 hours). It would show sorting, then optimizing, but would go right back to sorting. Should it take 6 or more hours, or is there something wrong. I finally just shut it off.
(This always happened when I ran the defragmentation on Windows 98 also) I have never been able to defragment my computer.

A:Norton Utilities Speedisk

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I was watching an episode of Breaking Bad on videobb.com and broke my PC bad (pardon the pun). The Chrome window closed and it started popping up error messages. Everything disappeared out of the start menu and folders started disappearing. Most things wouldn't launch on double click but I did manage to establish a vnc connection with my other pc to capture a screenshot. Taskmgr would not open and basically the PC rebooted itself. When it came back up nothing was there.

I used cmd to navigate to program files and change it's attributes from hidden and then ran mbam.exe, it found one trojan.fakealert and removed it, and then I was able to shut it down and bring it back up in safemode. I ran mbam and it found nothing, I ran rkill and it found nothing, I tried to run gmer and it wont run, I tried to run DDS and it wouldn't run. I tried to run ASWMBR and it wouldn't run. Finally, I tried combofix and it got to 'Scanning for infected files...' which it stayed stuck on over night.

While I was at it, I unhid all folders. I am usually pretty good at identifying and removing malware, but since nothing will run but mbam, and mbam finds nothing, I am at a wall. I noticed many of the exe files in taskmanager were showing up as .3XE. I did get HJT to run, and it showed nothing (maybe 10 items) as opposed to the usual 40 or so line items. When I tried safe mode with networking, I could connect to the internet but it redirects me away from anything useful. HOSTS f... Read more

A:Infected with unknown malware and can't run utilities

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My mother has an old version of Norton. She has the w32. hybris. gen virus and her Norton was only able to quarantine it. Now, she has the newest version of Norton which I read should be able to repair it. Is it safe for her to uninstall her version of Norton so that she may be able to install the new version?

A:Norton Utilities - hybris.gen virus

Hiya

I should think so, as long as it didn't come with the PC. Sometimes, if they do, then they can cause some problems.

However, having that virus will cause some problems. So, I would uninstall it, then install the new one.

If you do have conflicts, you can always restore the system.

For that, reboot to DOS, and at the prompt, type the following. Note the space before the /

scanreg /restore

and pick a date prior to the removal. Don't pick the oldest one.

Regards

eddie

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I tried installing Norton Utilities 2002, but when I got to about the end, SpeedDisk didn't install and it gave me an error, so I decided just to uninstall it and try again. The problem is, it won't uninstall. I tried from the Add/Remove programs list, and it said it couldn't uninstall for some reason but it still removed it from the list. What else can I do? My computer info is in my sig. Thanks!

A:Norton Utilities doesn't uninstall

Here is a link to Symantec's Customer Support page on uninstalling. See if that helps.

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I am trying to uninstall Norton 2002, I have Windows XP, Home Edition. I have used the Control Panel add/remove programs and the error message states "the log file 'C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\Uninstall.Isu' is not valid or the data has been corrupted. Uninstallation will not continue."

When I try to delete the Norton folder the error message states "Cannot delete NDRVEX.DLL: Access is denied." Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

The Norton Disk Doctor icon activates on my task bar validating that Norton has not been deleted. Please help me to remove this program. Thank you.

A:Cannot Remove Norton Utilities 2002

Hi deejaybee, Welcome to TSG !!

Try looking here :
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...sf&view=docid&dtype=&prod=&ver=&osv=&osv_lvl=

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good evening,

I have a dell inspiron 1501 running windows 7 home premium. it has 4 gb of ram installed. had 2 gb when i got it and put in 4gb since i had it laying around. downloaded and installed norton utilities 16 trial and let it run and do all its optimization steps. computer seems much more responsive and faster after it was done. my question is... is it worth buying or now that it has been cleaned out and optimized.... the windows built in maintenance programs are good enough?

A:is norton utilities 16 any good for windows 7

You are going to get a lot of answers on this, but my thought is go with free
Avast or Panda
use the free windows firewall and the free Malwarebytes.

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Hi There,

I need to uninstall a Norton 2000 Security and Utilities program prior to new security software installation. Minus saving the shared files are there any places in the PC that may not be obvious to me that I should look for the Norton files? Also, do I have any crash risks when uninstalling the utilities portion? Thanks a million!

curiousgeri

A:Crash? Uninstall Norton Sec./Utilities

A lot depends on exactly which program you have and, to a certain extent, whether the replacement is another Symantec/Norton product. The later programs (2004 onwards) are very different and may react badly if anything of the older version is left over. CD versions of Norton products used to include a routine to find and uninstall earlier ones, but I don't know if the newer ones can deal with the old ones (if you see what I mean!).

There are tools and instructions about removing Norton products available on the Symantec website; http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/docid/2001092114452606

When I got rid of NAV 2003 and installed NOD32 I only used Add/Remove and didn't have any problems, but every system is different (I'm using '98) and I might have had problems if I'd been trying to install NAV 2005.

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Hello,
I've been asked to fix my aunty's computer (Dell running Windows XP Home Edition). My cousin has been downloading files through Limewire, and it seems they've picked up a virus.

I won't have access to the computer until tomorrow, though here is a saved hijack log that I ran today from the computer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:43:37 PM, on 12/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Win Comm\WinComm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ejsrmp.exe
C:\Program Files\Win Comm\WinLock.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\msn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\NaviSearch\bin\nls.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Cpr\WebCpr0.exe
C:\Program Files\Web_Cpr\WebCpr1.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Alvina Lopez\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\CXY7S1... Read more

A:Norton Utilities Uninstall Problem

You have a lot more problems than a virus, my friend. I'll recommend some tools to start with below, as the whole fix will probably take a few rounds.

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Before you do anything else, please create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

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how do I set up Norton utilities 3.0 to run Speed Disk, disk Dr., etc. automatically from windows 98 task scheduler? I got them to open at the selected times, but they don't start on their own without me clicking start.

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I tried all day to install Norton Utilities on my computer. It would install, pop up on the screen for a few seconds and then disappear from the screen. If you tried again, it would tell you updates were running, but the program didn't appear to be running at all. I got a couple of conflict messages, but I don't have another virus shield and/or uninstall etc running on my system. Is this version not compatible with Windows XP? Should I get a different type of virus protection program? Help!!!

Thanks, Sue

A:Norton Utilities 2002 and windows xp

I am running Norton System Works 2002 with XP pro. It works fine. Are you logged in as admin for installing software?
Go to start > run > msconfig and see if something associated with Norton is running

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For some reason my LiveUpdate stopped working. I have tried to use the resolution that Symantec provided on their site with respect to deleteting the liveupdate setting files but that didn't help. It says LiveUpdated completed and no new updates were found but there are new virus definitions because I checked their web site!

A:LiveUpdate - Norton Utilities 2003

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I really need help PLEASE! I have a Velocity Micro Programix e2240 Desktop and was attempting to remove Vista Ultimate and install XP.

After successfully removing Vista, when I tried to setup XP, I keep getting this error:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The file is setupdd.sys and the following line is: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Other information for this error is this:

TECHNICAL INFORMAITION

*** STOP: 0x00000050 ()xE5136708, 0x00000000, 0xF77EF9A8, 0x00000002
*** setupdd.sys ? address F77EF9A48 base at F77C8000, DATESTAMP 41107c8f

Also it tells me to Disable BIOS Memory Options such as: Caching and Shadowing, (I don't know how to do that). And lastly, when I am able to get to the windows setup screen. I see this:

Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>
Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>
Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>
Unknown Disk
<There is no disk in this drive.>

I need help please, I can't fdisk or format a drive because none is recognized. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you in advance.

A:Vista setupdd.sys error and Unknown Disk error

I'm having the same problem!!!

can anyone help?

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I recently worked on a friends computer it had serious issues with explorer context menues would not work and the computer would lock up any time you tried to click or drag an icon. the computer works fine in safe mode. i ran numerous virus scanners including Avira TDSSKiller Malwarebytes and combofix. none of which detected anything. disabling all shell extensions for explorer using auto-runs had no effect either. Additionally the computer tossed a bsod during one of it' boots.Attached is a OTL log and a Minidump. I think this might be a undiscovered boot kit but i am not sure. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<OTL LOG START>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>OTL logfile created on: 5/21/2012 4:47:13 PM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.43.1 Folder = H:\Virus Tools64bit- Home Premium Edition (Version = 6.1.7600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 9.0.8112.16421)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 1.94 Gb Total Physical Memory | 1.53 Gb Available Physical Memory | 78.87% Memory free6.78 Gb Paging File | 6.38 Gb Available in Paging File | 94.10% Paging File freePaging file location(s): c:\pagefile.sys 0 0d:\pagefile.sys 2973 2973 [binary data] ... Read more

A:Possible Unknown infection undetectable by standard utilities

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Just got XP....are there any problems with the installation of either one of these programs with XP? Will they interfer with any MSN XP programs?

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Hey guys I'm trying to uninstall Norton Utilities 2000 so that I can install Norton System Works 2003, and I'm getting the following warning message:

Unable to locate the installation log life 'C:\Program File\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\Uninst.isu'. Unistallation will not continue.

Any comments or questions are welcome.
By the way it's running XP pro.

A:Norton Utilities 2000 for Windows won't uninstall?

You may have to do it manually.

First make a new restore point and then try one these.

How to manually uninstall Norton Utilities from Windows 2000/XP
How to use the Norton SystemWorks cleanup utility (SYMClean)

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hey all,

ok ... my hard drive was acting up, so i decided to move everything to a substitute drive, reinstall windows on my normal hard drive, and move everything back. due to some flaw in Maxtor's software, instead of copying from my full hard drive to my blank, it did the opposite (blank copied to full). it did all of this in less than a minute, leaving me to believe that my 40gbs of information are still there. i tried running norton unerase, and it retrieved an astounding 80,000 files! problem is, all of the files are .txt, and only about a dozen of them are bigger than a mb. can anyone help me figure what the heck is going on? i am beyond confused right now, and i am in desperate need of a functioning computer.

thanks a bunch,

gurnett

A:(Resolved) Norton Utilities Unerase MAYHEM!

Hiya

Is Norton Utilities Unerase part of SystemWorks, or is this the standalone version?

If its the former, which version are you running?

Not sure if this will help in your case, but see if it does:

Recovering lost or damaged partitions with Norton Disk Doctor
Regards

eddie

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i am currently using norton util 2003. i came across a program called tune up utilities. does anyone have any info on this program. it is supposed to use a lot less resources than norton and looks real easy to use. thanks,franco

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I've had a schlew of problems with a PC starting with a bad installation of Microsoft's Lifecame software leading up to a constantly crashing XP.

I ended up getting a new hard drive thinking that was the problem but at the point of installing XP I get the same problem,

Once XP install starts up and I get to the 'partition screen' I get this as a choice of drives

Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive.)
Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive.)
Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive.)
Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive.)
Upon pressing enter I get a blue screen and can go no further,

A previous response to the same question on here was by

DoubleHelix
07-Mar-2008, 09:40 PM #2

So, it can't be the drive as I got the same 'unknown disk' problem with a brand new drive. The power cable and sata cables are fine. If it is a controller - what exactly is that and how can it be fixed?

A:Solved: Unknown Disk error

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Hello guys! I'm having a problem installing windows XP on one of my computers and it's starting to get annoying. I tried to install windows XP from the CD and i got this error when it asks me too chose the partition or something: 4 unknown disk (there is no disk in this drive) messages. If i press the up arrow i get a blue screen, if i press enter i get blue screen!

Weirdest thing is, i installed ubuntu on it and it worked. It was running windows before, just so you know! ;)

The HD i'm installing it to is the samsung sp1614c. I don't have any drivers for it, in case you're wondering, nor my computer has floppy drive :|

Has anyone experienced this problem? Thanks for you help guys! :)

A:Installation error - unknown disk

Does this happen when you try and select a partition to install to? I am assuming yes.

The drive you have appears to be a SATA drive. As setup loads you should see at the bottom a prompt to press a key if you need to load 3rd party SATA or RAID drivers. You will need to follow that prompt to load the drivers for your SATA hard drive. That should work.

BMR777

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When I try to run Norton Speed Disk it says: "file~1" contains illegal long file name entries Drive C run Disk Doctor. Disk Doctor finds no problem and I can't track down the file. How do I fix this. By the way "file~1" is not the name it gives but the ~1 is part of it.

A:Norton Speed Disk error

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i m running win XP n norton systemworks 2002. When i run norton disk doctor, i get the following error msg

"The operating system, or another process, currently has exclusive rights to this drive, or some files. Norton cannot continue with the repairunder these conditions. A repair can be rescheduled to occue the next time you restart your system."

I tried error checking function provided by win xp, but i still get the same message. I tried disableing my firewall and antivirus. But it still will not work. I am on a lan.

A:error using norton disk doctor

Hiya

Have a look at this:

Similar problem.

Regards

eddie

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Has anyone else received this error using Norton Systemworks 2002 Utility Speed Disk?
Error: "Speed Disk encountered a device I/O error on drive x:. Run CHKDSK /R to fix any bad blocks that may exist on this drive."

I have followed instructions from Symantec's site for how to resolve this issue but had no success. I also am e-mailing tech support for Symantec but that is becoming futile. Anyone else have this and know of something I can try. I have done everything that Symantec says to do.
A side note that might be significant is that in Windows 2000, I cannot run Disk Defragmenter (Windows Defragmenter). Disk Defrag says that it has detected that chkdsk is scheduled to run and run chkdsk /f on restart. I did not schedule it to run so why would it say that it is.

Also I can run speed disk on my FAT32 drive but the NTFS drive I cannot.

A:Norton Speed Disk I/O error

What happens when you run windows defrag? same problem?

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I am so frustrated. Tried to scan disk and it says there is a allocation error on Drive C dc36.dat and recommends I run NDD32 to correct. When I run Norton DD, it says there is a write error and it cannot continue....any hints?
Thank you

A:Disk Write Error Norton

Hiya

I don't know if this would work but it is a program for emptying dats. They will not be fully deleted as a new one is created on bootup. Its the Spider and you want version 1.16

http://www.fsm.nl/ward/

Also, have you tried scanning in Safe Mode?

regards

eddie

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. After allowing Norton Utilities to compact my registry my computer will not boot. It will run through most of the boot process before getting the BSOD.

Using a Windows 7 Repair Disk I tried using System Restore. It will let me choose from 7 different restore points but when it goes to the Confirm disks to restore" the check boxes for the drives are all grayed out and it says "You must enable System Protection on the drive"

I do not have a current System Image to use for recovery.

I have the Windows 7 repair disk, the windows 7 ultimate installation media and WINPE on a flash drive. all of them provide me access to a Command Prompt.

Is there a way to get System Restore working?

Is there a was to do a repair installation of windows so I do not lose the rest of the drive data (1tb)? if I can get to the Norton Utilities program through windows I could restore the proper Registry. Norton Tech Support doesn't have a clue.

Any input on how to resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD after Norton Utilities compacted my registry. Now will not boot

Quote: Originally Posted by SkipDrive

I have the Windows 7 repair disk, the windows 7 ultimate installation media and WINPE on a flash drive. all of them provide me access to a Command Prompt.

Is there a way to get System Restore working?

Check the Option Two here: System Restore

To Do a System Restore at Boot using System Recovery Options

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Somehow (and I don't know how), once Microsoft began bombarding me with a screen offering me a free version of Windows 10, the Norton Utilities did something similar. But, IMHO, they are much worse.

Microsoft opens a window once a day and asks if I'd like to take advantage of this free offer (to get a free copy of Windows V10). I am extremely NOT interested. But at least Microsoft has the courtesy to allow me to close this window and escape without much damage.

But, what are the Norton Utilities doing that I find so offensive?

Well, first of all, I find their behavior much, much worse than just "offensive".

Everytime I reboot my PC, they open a window asking if I'd like to try the latest version of the latest version of Norton Utilities. It is impossible to close this window. I've tried everything including Escape, Alt-F4, Alt-Space followed by "C" and many other key combos.

The only way I can escape this window is if I cllick on "Remind Me Later" which ensures that I will be shown this window again the next time I reboot. I suppose one of the reasons I find this behavior so hateful is that I feel as if I am forced to agree to let them show me this window again and again without any end.

I find this to be absolutely maddening because ... every other major Software vendor gives me the ability to escape their stupid "nag" windows. But not Norton. Not unless someone knows some way to close that window that I don&#... Read more

A:The Norton Utilities are Killing Me. Has anyone else experienced this same kind of problem?

If this
I absolutely HATE Norton UtilitiesClick to expand...

is really meant as I read it, then uninstall it and you will not have the pop-up

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/uk/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

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I F6 and it says setup unable to load support for mass storage device specified. Currently, setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
<none>
I don't have the SAT drivers for my computer. Kindly help me on the best way I can get them from my PC manufacturer and how I can resolve this nagging problem.

My PC is a Fujitsu Siemens
Model P5LD2-FM/DH

A:unknown disk error message during xp installation

I meant SATA drivers, not SAT...sorry

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I have a dell computer with window server 2008 R2 enterprise. I need to install window xp professional in dual with window server 2008 R2 . when I insert win XP CD, it starts & display an error c0000221 unknown hard disk error. IS there any one to help me.

A:c0000221 unknown hard disk error

Hi and welcome to TSF this is about your error "Stop error code 0xC0000221 (STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH)" error message occurs
are you trying to install xp on a sata hard drive

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I am getting the No Disk error when I try to open Mozilla Firefox, and VMware Workstations (probably more but I haven't tried opening any).

I do not have, or never had Norton Antivirus. I use Avast! Pro. Also I do not have a "dit.exe" or any file "dit" except ones that are part of the word "edit" (i.e regedit, etc.).

This is my HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:48:55 AM, on 10/13/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\allSnap\allSnap.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe

A:Windows - No Disk error (Never had Norton and no dit.exe file)

If you suspect this is caused by malware or a virus infection, you will have better results creating a new topic in security and HJT thread for analysis of your Hijack This log.

To fix the "no disk error" outside of a sypware/virus infection please try changing the drive letter for your cdrom and see if the problem goes away.

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and click Manage.

2. Click Disk Management.

3. Right-click on the cdrom drive, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

4. Click the removable drive, click Change, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK.

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Hey, i posted days ago cause i kept on getting this random cut outs on my pc, now i thought it was down to software but i guess its not.....my pc is now greatly cleaned by some help on here and im still encounting this issue.

When it cuts out, i can be either burning a dvd or trying to, surfing the web and it will jus cut and go right to a grey screen with not displayed, in order to restart it i press it manually and it displays a message BOOT DISK FAILURE, Put in system cd and press enter! but it will not restart at all until ive turned it off completly and turned it back on again. Im lost and i cannot burn a dvd or anything with out it cutting it, it seems to happen alot if im running a type of software.

any help is good help, thanks

A:Unknown pc reboots with boot disk failure error?

Boot into recovery console . At the prompt type :

attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
del c:\boot.ini
bootcfg /rebuild
-at the first prompt press "y" enter
-at the second prompt type what you want to name your windows installation (anything you want)
-at the third prompt type /fastdetect
fixboot
-at the prompt press y
fixmbr
-at the prompt press y

exit

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Hiya,
does anyone knows a solution for the Standaard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA-controller, it seems that on my toshba p300d is a wrong driver under indows 10. When tried to install this program Norton Utilities 2015 v16.0.2.39 it gives a message that driver is wrong it send me to the amd support page. when i installaled new amd chipset laptop don't start up again, have o do a backroll to start again

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Ok so I'm trying to format my computer because nothing is loading. So when I tried formatting it, It says I have to "Quit any disk utilities or other programs that are using this drive, And make sure that no window is displaying the contents of the drive. Then try formatting again."
So what is a disk utilities? I opened the task manager but I don't want to quit anything until I know what a disk utilities are.

A:What are disk utilities?

if you want to format your pc the best way to do it is to put in the windows disc, boot from the disk the delete the partition and then format the pc

just so you know. Utilities are things like scan disk, defrag and disk clean up

remember if you format your pc you need the windows disk to reinstall windows and the motherboard disk to install the chipset drivers.

What computer do you have?
is it a pre built like a dell or hp or is a custom build?

if its a prebuilt then it will have a recovery partition which will take it back to how it was when you got it.

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I am running Windows Pro 7 Service Pack 1 with McAfee Live Safe antivirus and firewall on.

Within the last 7 days or so, a Norton Utilities 16 Installer program was downloaded to my system. I did not intentionally download from Symantec. I don't believe I downloaded as an option from a bundler. I suspect malware masquerading as NU16.

The only program I recall installing/updating last week was Java Runtime Environment SRE 11 directly from the java source site.

I may have updated Adobe Reader DC from the source site, a possible bundler. But currently they are only offering two other programs, plus I never accept the optional offers.

Problem: I cannot remove the Norton Utilities 16 Installer either with Norton Removal Tool or manually without all deletions returning upon reboot.

Symptoms:

Prompted daily to install, which I cancel. There is no option to click for "Do not ask again"
Norton Removal Tool will not run stating that NU has to be removed first.
Norton Utilities does not exist as a full install. Not listed in Programs.
The following was noticed in Task Manager:

Application: Setup - Norton Utilities 16
Processes: nu16esd_dlm.exe *32
File Location: C:/Programs Files (x86)/NortonWrapper/NSSWrap (However, this is not visible when accessing manually through Program Files (x86), even after changing the folder properties to show Hidden Files). Contents of folder:
commandline.txt
fallback.dat
ICFusionWrapper.dll

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This quick new hard disk. So sad I cant access it anymore? why this happen?

You can see from the photo MY computer cant even see this driver anymore, so I check on the
- Disk management it said unknown no driver letter too ,Not initialized.
-Click Initialized it said i/o device error

I have try uninstall the device and restart let it install again still the same.
Checking many thread have the same problem, I wonder anyone solve this kind of problem before?
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Update the possible cause of it, I believe my external hard disk spoil because my laptop was low battery and suddenly off either it goes Hibernate or off there is no time to read or write in the hard disk.
Then I just unplug the external hard disk.

If you face this situation don't unplug it, turn on the computer back and do a proper remove or shut down everything.

A:1TWD external hard disk unknown,not initialized,unallocated,i/o error

Is this an external drive attached via a USB hub ??

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Hi

I have XP and wonder if there are any utilities for checking hard disk sectors and status like I remember from MS DOS - chkdsk, scandisk etc.

If not, are there any downloadable stuff that can give an inside look at what I am using ?

Thanks

Mike

A:Hard Disk Utilities in XP

chkdsk is still available in XP, as well as Disk Defragmenter.

CHKDSK and Disk Defragmenter:

Right-Click your Disk > Properties > Tools

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I am looking for a free disk wiping utility because I'm going to give away my old Windows 98se computer. Thanks.

A:Disk wiping utilities

Check this out; http://dban.sourceforge.net/ I'm sure there are lots of others out there, this just happens to be one I've heard of, but haven't used.

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computer stops and says "problem .... shutdown to prevent damage to comp."     Comp quit accessing internet after fake Comcast Helpline hacks called to sell me anti-virus and I said no. It was running ok except no internet, then I run some cleanups like JRT, rkill, ADW, without rebooting in between. Now I can't even get it to startup.  CHKDSK finds no problems.

A:CHKDSK from WINXP install disk returns "no problems found"

Chkdsk is not the answer for possible malware issues...or various other system issues.

Topic moved to Am I Infected forum for a look.

Louis

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I've just acquired a new laptop running XP Professional with a 60 Gig harddrive formatted as a single partition in NTFS. Before there is any data on the drive can I use Disk Management Utilities to turn this single partition into two or three logical drives without affecting the system install? Or do I need to either:

1. Use Ghost to clone the system, then repartition the drive and then put the cloned system back on the new C: partition.

Or, 2. Purchase Partition Magic or similar software to be able to add partitions to previously partitioned drive.

Thanks.

A:Using Disk Management Utilities to add a partition

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I have a Dell Optiplex 745 running windows XP. I am trying top clone the internal hardrive to an external harddrive. The software sees both hard drives but when i try to start the copy process I keep getting a Disk I/O error. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Avanquest Disk Utilities - Dell XP

http://www.avanquest.com/USA/aq-you/support/

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Why is it when I analyze my hard drive with different utilities they come up with different amounts of fragmentation? For example, i have Norton Utilities' Speed Disk and it said one of my drives was 28% fragmented. I've downloaded a couple others for trials and System Mechanic says the same drive is 20% fragmented, and Ashapoo's WinOptimizer says yet another amount. Windows' Defrag built-in utility says 12%! How do I know which is correct?

Does anyone have an opinion of either of these? System Mechanic or WinOptimizer? I already tested WinOptimizer against Norton and it found all the same windows "problems" as Norton with the exception of 3 registry entries that Norton found and WinOptimizer didn't. (WinOptimizer has the ability to scan the registry for bad entries). As far as defrag speed, it was much faster than Norton. I am currently testing System Mechanic.

Basically I am looking for something similar to Norton's Utilities that can defrag as well as scan for windows problems and registry problems and clean up junk temp files. Norton is so slow it is like watching paint dry. But they all give me different readings on fragmentation.

A:Disk Defragmenting and Windows Utilities

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ran hijack,search&destroy,kemp 7.0,norton,fixit utilities,malwarebytes,and no events but still running choppy ?
when i first started it the pages were loading fast but in 10 min it got choppy sound and video.
also did chkdsk /r.dont know what else to try any ideas?

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I wondered if anyone had a recommendation for a utility to make an exact hard drive copy? I'm upgrading from old to new drives, and need something to create a mirror of my bootable C drive onto it's new replacement.

The drive came with Seagate's Diskwizard, but this isn't getting the job done. According to Seagate Tech, their program copies file to file, which is where the problem comes in as they believe I've got a tiny corruption somewhere, even though everything works ok.

They suggest I need a sector to sector copier, and suggested Norton Ghost, but I thought I'd ask around too.

Any recommendations? Thanks!

A:Can Anyone Recommend a Disk to Disk copy utility?

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LiveUpdate Administration Utility is configured correctly but fails to update clients.

The LUA utility is setup on my workstation. I try doing a forced update or forced virus definition update. (no go) I have the the definition set to download the and "H:\ drive" and workstations are set to download updates from the shared "H:\ drive"

What am I doing wrong?

Hiya

Which version of Norton do you have?

I picked this with version Norton AntiVirus 2002 Professional Edition

http://service4.symantec.com/SUPPOR...tact_tscs_solve_lu.html&src=sg&pcode=nav&svy=

Regards

eddie

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Good day,

I reinstalled XP on my Dell Dimension 4600 using the Operating System disk Dell sent me. Now, I'm trying to install the drivers with the Drivers and Utilities disk Dell sent me; however, nothing happens when I load the CD. Other audio CD's load although I don't have sound so I'm unable to play them, but at least they're detected unlike the Drivers and Utilities disk. In Device Manager, Samsung CD-ROM SC-148C is listed. There are no red marks or other warning signs that indicate something could be wrong. The desktop doesn't have Internet yet. I know I can go to the Dell site and download the drivers but I'm unsure which drivers to download as some of the drivers say recommended and others say optional. Also, I need to know the exact order to install the drivers if I choose to go this route; however, I would really like to use the disk since I paid for it, and I'll install the right drivers for sure if I use the disk. Dell support wants to charge $89 to help me since my warranty expired. Why was I able to install the operating system using a disk and I'm not able to install the drivers and utilities with a disk? What can I do so the CD will install the drivers? Note: I first installed a new hard drive because I had a virus, then I reinstalled XP. Thank you in advance for your help. A:Reinstalled XP, Drivers & Utilities disk won't load Can you try it in another computer??? I would venture to say you recieved a bum disk and if that is the case they should replace it for free. if you go to the down load section and use your service tag it should bring up the drivers for your system. If there are optional ones ignore them at first. I always install the chipset drivers first and reboot. Then I install the rest of the drivers in one big batch before rebooting. After that don't forget to do your windows updates which will take a while. 2 more replies Answer Match 52.5% Where can i download a free boot disk with utilities to check disk, erase hd, format, partition etc A:Where download boot disk with utilities windows 7 Partition Wizard 1 more replies Answer Match 52.5% I have a friend that has a machine that refuses to run checkdsk and won't run it on reboot either or after following the instructions on the net. Some of his directories are obviously messed up and his machine tends to lock up when he tries to view certain directories. Is there any third party surface scan/disk utility that will run under Windows XP? Thanx Ryan A:3rd party disk utilities for windows XP chkdsk won't run! the latest version of norton utilities will do wonders for that problem. 1 more replies Answer Match 52.08% Hi, I have a question about using Norton System Works 2004- Im looking for a good utility suite and have been reading alot of negative reviews about System Works, especially with XP. Is it worth using, or am I setting myself up for more trouble by installing it? Thanks for your feedback! A:Norton System Works? Which is the best utility suite? 12 more replies Answer Match 52.08% Hi Using a Dell laptop with Windows 7 - laptop has just died by undertaking a registry clean up using norton utilities. It won't reboot or restart and has tried repairing itself but can't. Anyone any ideas? Unfortunately, it hasn't been backed up for a few months. Worst case scenario - just want to be able to get all the data off the hard drive and buy a new laptop. Any help appreciated. Thanks A:Issue with Dell Laptop & Norton Utility If you have the installation DVD you could try a repair install which should not overwrite your data. In order to access the drive you could put it into an external enclosure and copy the data to another PC. You could also use a linux live disc or symantec ghost to access the data. 5 more replies Answer Match 52.08% I've been trolling the forums here for a while. Lots of great info but now I actually have an issue where I need some assistance. When I was booting one day last week I got a nasty BSOD when Windows was trying to load. Then on the next reboot Windows 7 said it couldn't load and needed to do the recovery OS option from the Windows 7 repair on the CD. Well, before trying that I did a cold reboot and it got back into the OS fine so I didn't think much of it. Now, I noticed Ghost shows the C: drive status as "Unavailable" and it can't back it up anymore. It does give me an option to restore from one of my old backups. I'm thinking the MBR got hosed up somehow or something like that. But I'm skeptical to run an MBR repair since I have that 100MB partition on my SSD where my OS resides. Ghost Shot> This was about a week ago my Windows 7 started acting up right before the big patch Tuesday. I've been running it for over a year now and it's been solid. When I first set it up I installed it on my SSD (Intel 510 120GB) drive. One of the qualms I had with the install is Windows created a separate boot sector on the disk drive where it stored my boot files. This is known the the "system reserved" operating system files 100MB partition. Apparently the way to avoid this is to use a third party partition tool before doing the windows install. That way it will keep the Boot sector files on the same partition which is how I would of liked it for doing resto... Read more A:Windows Recovery disk shows operating system: Unknown on (Unknown) Note, I just went into my Disk 3 where my SSD resides in DISKPART and did some commands if this helps. It shows both the 100MB and 111GB Partitions on the Intel SSD as "Active". Code: DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- * Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB Partition 2 Primary 111 GB 101 MB DISKPART> detail partition Partition 1 Type : 07 Hidden: No Active: Yes Offset in Bytes: 1048576 Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- * Volume 5 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System DISKPART> select partition 2 Partition 2 is now the selected partition. DISKPART> detail partition Partition 2 Type : 07 Hidden: No Active: Yes Offset in Bytes: 105906176 Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- * Volume 6 C NTFS Partition 111 GB Healthy Boot Thx again for any/all help! 5 more replies Answer Match 52.08% I have been looking for some good hard disk verification utilities that work in DOS, PC-DOS, DR-DOS.. etc.. I was wondering what you guys use. Scandisk and chkdsk are too slow and I know there are programs out there that work considerably faster and better. I used to use spinrite, but I'm looking for something that can handle NTFS volumes now. Something that can "fix" disk problems would be nice. A:What are some good disk drive diagnosis utilities? Bad sectors etc.. I know you are probably tired of hearing this but have you tried something like PowerMax from Maxtor. It can diagnose and correct bad sectors. I've used it to check NTFS volumes without problems. I haven't found anything so far that does a better job, though I'm sure there is something out there. After all, this utility is free and I'm sure there is probably something out there better that probably has a nice large price tag attached. 4 more replies Answer Match 51.66% I'm not sure if this forum supports Windows installed on a MacBook, but I'd appreciate any help provided. Regarding my laptop, it's a MacBook Pro bought around 2011, witn Windows 7 x64 installed from my friend's disc. (Sorry I cannot remember exactly what it was) "Barely alive" condition. Works fine, but suddenly shuts down at times, alert shows battery not inserted (UNDETACHABLE on this MacBook model), won't run without power adapter connected, immediately shuts down when inserting USB cable into 1 of the 2 USB ports, won't detect internet connection, and so on and so on...... That aside, it worked fine until last week. I was running Windows Update when I accidentally insert USB cable into the wrong port and "forced shut down" the laptop. When rebooted, I get a flash of BSOD and auto-restart, which leads to startup repair. From there, I ran startup repair a few times, each time I get the successful result yet Windows still won't start. Then I switched to Mac OS to use it for some urgent stuff. While in Mac OS I did went around and did "repair disk" and stuff to the bootcamp. Next I tried searching for solutions through my phone and did this and that on command prompt. chkdsk bootrec etc etc tried all posted solutions to something similar to my case. The next thing I realized was that I now cannot even choose "Windows" on boot and I got stuck. Then I asked my neighbor and fortunately could borrow Window... Read more More replies Answer Match 51.66% I'm not sure if this forum supports Windows installed on a MacBook, but I'd appreciate any help provided. Regarding my laptop, it's a MacBook Pro bought around 2011, witn Windows 7 x64 installed from my friend's disc. (Sorry I cannot remember exactly what it was) "Barely alive" condition. Works fine, but suddenly shuts down at times, alert shows battery not inserted (UNDETACHABLE on this MacBook model), won't run without power adapter connected, immediately shuts down when inserting USB cable into 1 of the 2 USB ports, won't detect internet connection, and so on and so on...... That aside, it worked fine until last week. I was running Windows Update when I accidentally insert USB cable into the wrong port and "forced shut down" the laptop. When rebooted, I get a flash of BSOD and auto-restart, which leads to startup repair. From there, I ran startup repair a few times, each time I get the successful result yet Windows still won't start. Then I switched to Mac OS to use it for some urgent stuff. While in Mac OS I did went around and did "repair disk" and stuff to the bootcamp. Next I tried searching for solutions through my phone and did this and that on command prompt. chkdsk bootrec etc etc tried all posted solutions to something similar to my case. The next thing I realized was that I now cannot even choose "Windows" on boot and I got stuck. Then I asked my neighbor and fortunately could borrow Window... Read more More replies Answer Match 51.24% Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. 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i know of norton's and mcafee's famous utility software for troubleshooting. i've bought both in the past.

are there any other companies that make utility software? any recommendations? (i use windows98/633mgz/intel/97mb)

i had a "check it' for windows95,but the compny does not seem to exist

thanks a mil,
the shark

A:Besides Mcaffee Or Norton,are There Any Other Companies That Make A Utility Software?

Iolo Technologies has a very nice program called System Mechanic. You can find a trial download at ZDnet.

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Blue screen with this message popping up, I have a compaq (R) pentium4 processor 1700 mhz, Windows Xp, this computer was a gift so I dont have any cdroms. Help please

A:Disable or uninstall any antivirus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities.

Welcome to Tech Support Guy
Is this the actual message
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation
or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration,
and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check
for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x00000023
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

assistance.Click to expand...

If it is and you can access windows on Safe Mode that is keep tapping F8 after first post screen, then select Safe Mode with cmd prompt and at the prompt type
chkdsk C: /r

If you cannot access windows in any mode on the Advanced boot options - that is the F8 key or of course in normal mode as you are presented with this error and shut down then
download seatools for dos to a CD boot form that and see if you can run that disk check.

http://www.seagate.com/support/inte...-electronics/ld25-series/seatools-dos-master/

The cause of the error is often file corruption from a failing hard drive.

Alternatively you may get a disk check on that HP Compaq using this
To use the BIOS SMART test, complete the following steps:
Start the computer.
Use one of the following methods to enter the BIOS Setup utility:
If your computer was built in 2006 or later (Wind... Read more

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I was stupid and decided to reboot the computer and re-installed the windows 7 but come to find out the Dell 1564 recovery disk wasn't where I thought it was so now I don't have dell webcam central or when I turn up the volume it doesn't pop the volume bar up if I go to my C: drive and click on it I can get to some of the stuff but I have no Idea what to do from here I planned to just erase everything and put it right back on and it isn't working that way!

A:Solved: Can't find the Dell 1564 drivers and utilities disk

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I'm looking for a freeware equivalent to Tuneup Utilities Disk Space Explorer (http://www.tune-up.com/products/tuneup-utilities/features/free-up-disk-space/?sx=0&sy=171#st see at the bottom) - need to categorize the contents of a couple of disks, so I don't need all the other utilities that TuneUp offers (plus I'm cheap ).
Any suggestions

A:Freeware similar to Tuneup Utilities Disk Space Explorer?

WinDirStat has a few similar features. Perhaps it can do what what you need?

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I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 on a 500 Gig hard drive with 3 partitions.The problem is I marked one of the partitions,not Drive C, as "active" by mistake.I done a Command Prompt to make it "inactive", but when I started the system up again it wouldn't boot.I used the Vista disk for the recovery process, but I got a message "Operating system unknown on (unknown) local disk" i tried fixing the problem with a command prompt "bootrec/fix boot" ,but nothing happened.When I look at the info in Command Prompt it doesn't show the disk partitions, just Disk 0.Also I can't repair because no Disks are listed to be repaired. If I look at the drive in "My Computer" it is full with a file system marked as "Raw" and it wants me to format the drive.I used "Recover My Files" software and it shows some of the documents that are on the drive, but doesn't show any recovery.I looked at some internet post about the message I got and partition and boot problems like I have, but at this point I don't to try any else to make it worse.I would do a reinstall ,but on one of the drives I have some stuff that wasn't backed up.I never thought about backing it up because it wasn't on the C drive.Any help to solve this problem would be appreciated. ..........Kumpie

A:Operating system (unknown) on unknown local disk

Welcome!

Try marking the C partition as active again, using the Windows method in my post here.

Then run Startup Repair from the repair disc. Hopefully it will see your installation.

~JK

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Recently I was looking for a way to save an image of my hard drive so that I could restore it ANY time to ANY computer. After setting up so many personal settings and various wallpapers, desktops and all the documents saved on particular subjects, it is a real downer when your system crashes and you have to start reloading from 'scratch'.
Well, the information that I got from the following website, including the free software, has taken care of all my worries. Not only can you save an exact disk image to a hard disk partition, or to a different hard disk drive, but you can save to a USB flash memory stick (which I do all the time). There are also ways to make the USB device bootable.
Check out the following site ---> there are many treasures there. smile.gif

Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (thefreecountry.com)

walt

A:Free Hard Disk Backup / Restore and Image / Cloning Utilities

Free Drive Cloners/Imagers:

Macrium Reflect
Paragon Drive Backup Express
Clonezilla (Bare-metal restoration from image)
Partimage
Dubaron Diskimage
SystemRescueCD
EaseUs Disk Copy (Copies disks or partitions)
XXClone
CloneZilla GParted LiveCD (Complete partitioning and drive imaging/restoration tools)
Drive Image XML
Partition Saving
PCI CloneMaxx
HDClone
DriveClonerXP
Self-Image
copyr.dma (Copies disk with bad sectors for recovery)

Commercial Apps:

Paragon Drive Backup
Easy Image
[email protected] Disk Image
O&O DiskImage
Acronis True Image Home
Farstone Drive Clone (Drive image, snapshots, file/folder backups.)
EAZ-FIX Professional and Easy Image
Drive Snapshot
Keriver Image
Avanquest Copy Commander
Paragon Drive Backup
NovaBackup
R-Drive Image
Norton Ghost
HDClone Pro or Enterprise
Terabyte Image for Windows
Terabyte Image for DOS (can directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions)
Spotmau Disk Clone & Backup

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I am in desperate need of help…I have asked to create a corporate image which will deploy to thousands of computers and laptops.
I am so lost in transition….I will give you my scenario in hopes you can help – point me in the right direction. The first thing I will copy here is my copyprofile.xml file so that you can tell me if it looks good, I validate it and get no errors! (*by the way - I tried running sysprep without my copyprofile and got a fatal error as wel)
true
HP800
my ms key
my company name
my company name
true
Work
3
false
false
GPOEditor
GPOEditor
Boot to Audit Mode
I then proceed to run sysprep (what we are calling pre-sysprep) – how I do this:
I clean up the pc, make sure all IETemp folders are clean, etc,,,,
I copy my “copyprofile.xml” to my %windir% sysprep folder..
from there i right click for an elevated command and drag my file…
it starts running only to fail
What is supposed to take place (and i was successful 2 years ago – W7Pro as well) is the following
The pc then boots to a user account which allows me to Activate the Administrator and allows me to setup secpol mmc etc….
Once I boot as the Administrator, from there, I can test further – now i can test our domain, I can test our locked down user behavior – i configure group policies and gr... Read more

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I am not sure what I am looking at, but here is the latest CBS.log file.

Can someone tell me how to fix this - the computer is in another state in Arizona, and we're in Colorado.

We have remote access to the netbook, and we would prefer to do it remotely, if possible.

Netbook runs on Windows 7 Ultimate. We used Daz's Windows Loader (and I did attempt to clean it up and try to reinstall, but failed due to problems as mentioned)

Thanks!

A:SFC /scannow returns with an error

Can you access the Bios remotely or have someone on site who can? Backup all data and boot into the Restore Partition and restore it to factory defaults.

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Hi Folks - back for another run. I have deja vu and I need hand.

Here are my logs:

A:W3i.IQ5.fraud FLV Player returns and returns

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by btbraun_rsmc at 16:59:14 on 2012-08-24
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8103.5094 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
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 LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe

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Goodmorning everyone Is one performance/cleaning program all you need or do they supply one another or am i (An Cleaning Imbicil).If i should choose i wood go with AVG PC TUNE UP.Advice needed Kind Regards Asser.

A:AVG PC TUNE UP,TUNEUP UTILITIES 2011 & GLARY UTILITIES PRO etc.

If you use anything other than CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download you risk hooping your computer. Even with ccleaner stay away from the registry cleaner unless you know what you are deleting.

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I have made a USB utility disk that contains the following utilities:Michael's Scanner Suite v.1.1 0 Run Mcafee Stinger 1 Run ClamWin Scanner 2 Run Avast Cleaner 3 Run DR Web CureIt 4 Run Norton Security Scan 5 Run Rogue Remover 6 Run Sophos Anti Rootkit (XP and lower only) 7 Run Hijack This 8 Run PC DeCrapifier 9 Run Process Explorer10 Run Norton Product Remover11 Run SmitFraudFix12 Run CPU-Z13 Run Rootkit Revealer (Xp and Lower Only)14 Run ATF Cleaner15 Run System Information for Windows16 Remove Cool Web Search17 Remove Vundo18 Remove Virtumundo19 Install MBAM20 ExitYour Selection(0-20):On a 1 gig drive, it only takes up about 74MB Any ideas of any other standalone (portable) apps that would be good on here?--edit-- updated listthank you garmanmanote:To elevate in a batch file, (which is necessary for some utils) this code was helpful.. i found it last night, forgot the page i found it on.If you wrote it, thank you...Save this as elevate.js and place it in the same directory as your batch file. (also works in xp if you need to runas a different account)usage:elevate path\to\program /switches// elevate.js -- runs target command line elevated
if (WScript.Arguments.Length >= 1) {
Application = WScript.Arguments(0);
Arguments = "";
for (Index = 1; Index < WScript.Arguments.Length; Index += 1) {
if (Index > 1) {
Arguments += " ";
}
Arguments += WScript.Arguments(Index);
}

A:USB Utility Disk

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My laptop was locked by Microsoft. I had to have hard drive cleaned by Best Buy Greek Square and now I need the utility disk. I Brought it from HSN And they do not have record. Please help.

A:HP utility disk

@Julia53? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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Hi!
Im trying run:

Code:
DISM.exe /Cleanup-image /AnalyzeComponentStore

But i get:
Version: 6.3.9600.17031
Error: 50

DISM does not support servicing Windows PE with the /Online option.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

Windows 8.1 instaled with UEFI mode.

Why error 50? There is any workaround?

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After the lastest Windows Update I get error code 6BB for kb2553347 (Update for Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit)

After the first time it gave me the error I tried sfc scannow and it found corrupt files (utc.app.json).
I found a solution for this - SFCFix (http://www.sysnative.com/niemiro/apps/SFCFix.exe)

Another run of scannow - no corrupted files.

But the update kept refusing to install.

I got Windows Update Readiness Tool. Ran it. Something got installed.
But that didn't help for 6BB error.

My CBS folder is 80Mb so I uploaded it to zippyshare. -> CBS.zip

A:Update kb2553347 returns error 6BB

There is no point in fixing those errors you found - they are not errors in the file system, but in detection, thanks to an MS screwup.
They promise that they'll get around to fixing them (but don't hold your breath!)
You can either ignore them, or uninstall KB3068708 and hide it when it reappears in the update list.
There are no significant errors in either CBS.log, CheckSUR.log, or the latest CBSPersist file.

Is Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 installed? - it's a pre-requisite for this update.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2553347

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Hello,

I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:

I have tried to initialize the disk using MBR and GPT options but failed receiving I/O Disk Error.

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Hi,
Can anyone recommend a software/utility to check the condition/health of the hard disks,i.e.its estimated lifespan and error checking.Thank you.

A:Hard Disk Utility?

Someone suggested HDTune in another thread you started but I would just use the Hard Drive Manufacturers diagnostic utilities. I know Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital all have them.

You really can't predict Lifespan of a drive. When it starts to go, backup your files and get a new drive.

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Can anyone recommend a free startup disk utility. I have a brand new Ibm laptop with no operating system on it and I am going to install windows 2000 professional.

Thanks

A:startup disk utility

This should help.

How to Create a Windows Startup Disk for Windows 2000. If your computer is not running, or you cannot access Windows, you can create a Startup disk on another computer running Windows 2000.

(Use this Option if you have the Windows 2000 CD)

Insert your Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive of a working Windows computer.

When the Windows 2000 Professional screen appears, click 'Browse This CD'.

Open the 'Bootdisk' folder.

Double click the 'Makeboot' icon.

At the Command Prompt, C:>\, type the letter of your floppy drive.

Let Windows copy files to your boot disks. You will need 4 disks total.

Close everything when Windows is finished copying the files.

(Use this Option if you do not have the Windows 2000 CD)

Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Backup.

Click OK if this is the first time using Backup.

Click 'Emergency Repair Disk'.

Make sure the 'Backup the Registry' is Checked.

Insert a Floppy disk.

Click OK to start.

Close Backup when completed and remove the Floppy disk.

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