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Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP

Q: Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP

Hi, I'm having some trouble in the GIMP, especially when opening or saving files. Going to the C: drive goes fine, but when I go to a following directory, I get the "No Disk" error message, telling me to insert a disk into "the" drive. Whichever that may be.

If that were all, it wouldn't have been a great deal. But whichever button I press in the error message, it just pops up again. And again, and again, and again... This is seriously bad for one's nerves. Of course, I tried to click very rapidly, and eventually it does stop, if you're lucky enough not to click once too many. Because chances are you click on the save or load dialog, then the message pops up, and you can start all over again! I tell you, it's only a matter of time before I have a mental breakdown.

I was actually uncertain as of in which forum to post, as I suspect this could be a Windows problem as well. You see, whenever I stick a USB stick into my computer, the drive letter assigned to it isn't the next one unused. Instead, it skips one. So perhaps my computer thinks there's one more drive - one without a disk in it - while there really isn't. That's just an idea though.

I'm using Windows XP SP2, GIMP 2.2.10 and GTK 2.8.9. Both are the latest version, and there is no mention of a "No Disk" message in GIMP's Bugzilla.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, of course!

A: Solved: "No Disk" error message in GIMP


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I've been having this problem for a few days now. Every time I start up I get this error message Windows - no disk Exception Processing Message c0000013 Parameters 75b6bf9c 4 75b6bf9. Also when I open up task manager the window looks funny i.e. all the tabs disappear and I cannot close it. This thing seems to be slowing down my system.

Please advise. Thanks!


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" error message [moved from XP; further malware help may be

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I get this error message whenever I try to run iTunes or load a music CD. I cannot get it to disappear, and end up having to reboot. I have run A-Spyware & A-V software, and have cleaned my register.

I saw a solution to this in forum threads, which referred to using "Hijack This". But the solution required someone else to look at my log file, and then suggest specific actions.

Can anyone help me through this please?

Many thanks.

A:Solved: Error Message "Windows - No Disk"

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First of all, i just want to let everyone know that i am not very good with computers so, please bare with me.

Here is my problem, my wife was trying to download pics from her memory card of her camera (sd card) to my computer so that she could burn the pics to a cd. My computer (Gateway GT5016H) has a slot to insert the memory card into the tower of the computer. She inserted the card, retrieved the pics and proceeded to burn them to a cd. When she was done, she shut down the computer.
Now evertime i start the compuer i get an error message pop up "windows-no disk" "there is no disk in drive. Please insert disk into drive." I also must click cancel multiple time to get rid of the error message. Gateway tech's could not help resolve the problem and told me to contact the manufacture of the sd card because they believe there is a compatability issue. I have windows XP if you need to know.

Can anyone help me.

A:Solved: Error message "windows-no disk" Please help me!

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Ok, I built a PC a month ago and everything seemed find no problems of any sort. The other night I defragmented my hard drive and shut it down and turned it on today to a memory test and the message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter"

The computer has access to the XP pro w/ sp2 disk only as a boot device but it will not recognize it now.

I have set Cd-rom as 1st for boot sequence then hard drive I have no floppy drive and the bios has been configured to know that.

I am not sure if this means anything but in the bios the IDE Channel 0 Master says none and when I try to turn on auto detection it wont detect a hard drive.

The HDD is fully connected and has not been touched since I installed it a month ago.

I have this awful feeling that I fried the HDD when I defragmented it last night.

Any help would be very much appreciated. But please be simple this is my first build and my knowledge at this sort of thing is very very sketchy at best.

A:Error message "Disk Boot Failure, Insert system Disk and press enter" on first build

The first thing to do would be to get a new data cable for the herd drive and see if that fixes it, they are nice and cheap nowadays.

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message


Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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I'm a computer lab assistant at Missouri State, and I always work on one of the two computers behind the desk. Both of the lab assistant computers have the same problem, but none of the others in the lab do.

I am on a computer running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 with SP3 installed. I only get the "no disk" Error Processing message when I start Firefox. Any suggestions?

(note: I have also attached a copy of this error message, if it will help)

A:"no disk" Error Processing Message upon starting Firefox

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.


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My laptop is getting really slow and i cant use browser as it gets slower and hangs a lot. What do i do ?

A:windows error message says " your hard disk is at risk"

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Yesterday when I switch on my computer, it automatic diskcheck on my E disk. I have 3 HDD, which is C: (My main partition, installed Windows on this HDD), D: is for all my game files (Installed games) and E: is for all my music, movies, game installer, software etc.

So back to the point, when I switch on my computer, and get to the "Windows is Starting", and it stuck right there for about 5-10 minutes. Firstly, I have no patient so I restated the computer, and second or third time also have the same problem. So I choose to wait patiently, after 5-10 minutes, it have a black screen for about 1 to a few minutes, then it started the disk check on my E drive.

Once the process started ( I have total 234240 file record as shown on the disk check ) and continue to file record 800, it started to give me message stated "File record segment 800 is unreadable, File record segment 801 is unreadable" and so on, and sometimes it continue to go smoothly without the message, but not long or sooner it will appear again. Almost the whole process I get these message which worried me, and I wonder if my hard disk is failing badly and unable to recover.
It continues to finish the process and attempt to fix the bad sector. And after that it successfully log onto Windows, so I can use it normally again.

But I notice my E: HDD cannot access and the "My Computer" screen is loading very slow, and sometimes goes unrespond. One thing very weird is that after I few hours ... Read more

A:Hard disk is failing? Error message"File record segment is unreadable"

The "File record segment xxx is unreadable" error is an indication of failing hard drive. You should backup the data from this drive before it's too late.

Next, run some diagnostic testing on the failing hard drive; most HDD manufacturers have the diagnostic software available from their website. Software from Seagate will work with most brand.

If this drive would be mine, I'd just get a new one, the drive certainly will not get better...

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I receive daily a "Low Disk Space" error message which is incorrect and in my estimation fradulent. It goes on to give an alternative to rectify this situation by offering to "Speed up your computer and remove all viruses that are on your computer." Of course all of this is for a price. If you opt in and then change your mind before you totally commit they offer the same package for half price. I refuse to be "sucked in" by this fraudulent company.

I have gone to the internet to try and find out how I may get rid of this enemy. I have used Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsofts Security fix program all to no avail. I am at my 'wits end' trying to rid my computer of this plague. This is the url that the message comes through as. I cannot find out any source that will identify its origin:

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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I recently burned a couple of CDS (filled with videos and mp3s) and MADE SURE that they worked properly and were burned correctly BEFORE I deleted the videos and mp3s from my computer. Well, I burned about 5 cds. I was checking over some of the CDs and 2 of the burned CDs dont want to work. I get the following error:

"Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows"
Why am I gettin this? Im POSITIVE that the disk was burned correctly but now all of a sudden Im gettin this error. I got Windows XP SP2, Gateway Computer.

A:Error Message: "Windows Cannot Read From This Disk."

Are they in perfect condition?

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After formatting I keep getting error message "Invalid system disk
Replace the disk, and then press any key"

I use this drive for an old PC that was running Xubuntu but now want to reinstall Win 7 after I went complete Linux on my main machine. I know it works. Every article online says the drive is either dead, infected, or whatever. I'm also booting from a flash drive, another thing I read is it's trying to boot from CD instead of USB and change boot order to fix, obviously that's what I'm already doing.

It's formatted fat32 with MBR. Any ideas what to do?

Thank you.

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I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.


A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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I've tried frequently documented solution regarding FsDepends where
changing the start reg key from a value of 3 to 0.... doesn't work as this is a common symptom to a different problem.

When using partdisk or the disk management gui I get the error message: "A virtual disk support provider for the specified file was not found"
eg partdisk select vdisk file=c:\my.vdh
There are some statements that some Intel Management Control Software might be knobbing this feature... does anybody know what this installation is doing so that the process can be reversed?
Any other suggestions?

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For whatever reason I have been getting the message "Windows - No Disk" when I log on to my user name. This is really annoying and would like to stop it. If anyone has any suggestion's for solving this problem it would be greatly appreciated!
I have run "hijackthis" and posted the log for review.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:11:43 AM, on 3/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:"Windows - No Disk" error message

has to do with hp media zone

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I can not open my photoshop prom in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

No need to Post twice, we heard you.
In Photoshop go to File\Preferences\Memory & Image Cache, and set the value of used by Photoshop to 50%. Restart Photoshop. Or if you have another drive, set the Scratch Disk to be on another drive.

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My computer persistantly displays this error message saying "Windows - No Disk: There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive." When I look at the My Computer screen It shows my floppy drive, my C drive, the unknown Removable Disk Drive (D:), CD drives E and F, my other internal drive (G:), my external (H:), the second partition on my internal drive (I:), a DVD drive (J:), and then finally the second unknown Removable Disk Drive (K:). I have no idea what these Removable disk drives are or how they got here but I think they are causing the problem. Windows thinks there is a disk mounted but there isnt. If it helps the applications I was using at the time of when the incident first began was Azureus, my DVD drive, Divx Player, iTunes, and maybe some more random stuff. This error message pops up whenever I open multiple programs such as iTunes and Azureus. I could REALLY use some help with this as it is starting to become very annoying!

A:Keep getting error message saying "There is no disk in the drive"

right click on my computer then manage. click on disk management and see what it specifies K:\ as. you can right click and goto properties to get a list of drives attached and maybe it'll give you more specs on this removable drive.

is is possible you installed some software from a removable disk (like a usb key) and the software you are running is looking for the source media? it's possible this new drive has nothing to do with the windows error

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im not completely sure if this has to do with windows but i keep having an error message pop up randomly and i have no idea what it is talking about it says:

"Exception Processing Message 0xc0000013 Parameters 0x75EF92A0 0x00000004 0x75EF92A0 0x75EF92A0"

and it only lets me cancel, try again, or continue, but whatever i do it usually pops up a few more times. can some1 please tell me what the hell it means or just how to fix it?

A:"Windows- No Disk" error message???

hi and welcome maybe this will be useful a lot of options

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has anyone ever received this message??

"windows no disk"

how did you fix it??

A:"windows no disk" error message.

Hard drive error.,more than likely. Go to hdds makers website,
download the diagnostic utility and run it.

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I can not open my photoshop program in Windows XP professional, it says No Disk and the exact error message is Parameters 75b6bfc 4 75b6b7c 75b6b7c ? Anyone know how to fix this ? Thank you

A:Windows "No Disk " error message

Hi do you have any p2p software on the machine,what av do you have

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I know this question has been asked before as I've read about it all over the Internet. In order to get rid of the 'Low Disk Space' message it says to go to the registry and locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer, type a new value, etc. The only problem is I don't have an Explorer key. It ends at Policies.

I've tried everything. I've tried creating the key myself, and I've tried inserting the value into the policies folder. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help?
Thank you

A:Solved: Can't get rid of "Low Disk Space" message on my recovery drive

I guess no one else is having this problem. Do you think this is a problem with HP?

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This message comes up on starting Windows XP and has to be clicked on 8 times to go away.

Using HijackThis 1.99 I did a scan and received this report:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:42:27 AM, on 3/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\RegistryRepairPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\AdwareDelete\adwaredelete.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 3.5\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Brad\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

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I am in desperate need for some assistance. My laptop recently has been giving this message before reaching the desktop: "A disk read error occurred. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart. I have tried restarting multiple times (including manually restarting), but I ended up receiving the same error. My operating system is Windows XP.

What can I do to approach this problem? I would be very grateful for any assistance.


A:Solved: Desperate need for assistance for error message: "A disk read error occurred.

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Had a sudden inability to go much further than a third or forth-level download on ANY given webpage and then PC would seize-up, requiring "cont+alt+del" in order to get freed-up. Thought perhaps I picked-up a bug of some sort during a recent google search, and went immediately to Panda and Trendmicro to perform both virus as well as malware scans. While the Panda scan was loading-up, I received the following error message....

... " DoPatch....dll reports error....Error "C:\WINNT\patch.utp"....unreadable or not a patch file..."

Was able to complete both scans. Nothing found other than tracking cookies.

I then did a file serch for the above and located it. It was installed TODAY apparently, and not by me, within minutes of the problem starting.

I'm guessing someone/thing slipped this patch into my WINNT file or modified it while I was doing the google search, so I have included a HJT scan below.

Hope this all makes sense and ties-out to something. Any help would be genuinely appreciated-

__________________HIJACK SCAN BELOW__________________________
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:23 PM, on 5/11/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\syste... Read more

A:"DoPatch" error message - "dll reports error" causing pc to seize-up (HJT attached)

Bump for HJT expert

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I'm pretty new at posting so I'm not sure of the best way to do this. When I start to log on to the net, whether using IE or Firefox an error message having to do with "Google" occurs immediately. (I usually use my Google bar to go directly to the site I want.) I've taken a print screen so that you can see that message directly but don't know how I should get it to you. (I'm used to emailing such things --) As I proceed I get another message which I have also copied. This one starts with the words "Assertion Failed." If I continue I usually get a "script error" message, a copy of which I do not have at this time. If I tell the message that I will proceed with going to my chosen web site, the last several times the site has come up in multiplicity, most recently it appeared 16 times, one right after another, totally out of my control, (causing I believe Foxfire to crash), and then just a bit ago, using IE, the site I logged on to came up 7 times. I really have no idea what to do about this so I'm hoping that you can help me once again.

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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After several unsuccessful conversations with Comcast techs a friend of mine really needs help and I am totally at a loss as to how to help her. She keeps receiving the following error message and has know idea what it means and whether she may be losing some messages. The error message reads as follows: "Message rules did not forward or reply to 1 message because the message would have been sent to one of your accnts. Accnt. Server"

She has only the one email account under a single name, is running XP and uses OE almost exclusively for her email.

All help will be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: Email Error Message: "Message rules..."

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as described in the title when i boot my laptop:
i get the "disk read error -> press cntrl alt del to restart" message. I then tried to access the backup partition through f10 only to run into this error "status : 0xc00000e9 Info : an unexpected I/O error has occurred" it seems that it cant communicate with my hard drive.

I read a few other forum posts but didnt see anyone have the 0xc00000e9 error also. Bios boot priorities are in order if that matters.

Is there a fix without having to replace the entire HD and buy a new vista installation(preinstalled w/ no disc in the box).

Im very reluctant to take it to a service center as i can very likely fix it myself (with the help of the friendly people here of course), only problem is im having a little trouble..finding.. my HD in this damn notebook.. heh, ill figure that part out. new to notebook repair.

Thanks in advance. Danny

edit: found the HD, doesnt look like it even uses a cable, just plugs right into what i assume is the mb. dont know if that helps just supplying what i can.

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Microsoft Updater says I have a critical update (KB2286198) to install but it fails and gives the message: "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".

I've tried a couple of things that MS Support suggests but they don't work and don't seem to really apply to this particular error message. Searching for the error code 80246007 hasn't yielded anything yet that works.

Any ideas?

Gateway GT5622
x86 based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Operating System Name: Windows Vista
Operating System Platform: NT/2000/XP/Vista
Operating System Major Version: 6
Operating System Minor Version: 0
Operating System Build Number: 6002
Service Pack Description: Service Pack 2

A:Update Error Message "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

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Hello, TSG!

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

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

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

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

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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How can I work around the following rror message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk". I'm using Windows XP on a Gateway GT 4016

A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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Hello guys.

My problem is that I get the error message *every* time I load up my computer. I don't know what it does and what is causing it but I figure it's best to get it sorted.

Thanks for any help you can give me. :)

A:[SOLVED] "Unable to load DLL FlashHook Module.dll" - error message

This is a problem with Microsoft .Net Framework go to Start/Search and type appwiz.cpl and press enter. In the Add Remove Programs highlight Microsoft .Net Framework and Uninstall it, then restart. Then go to Windows update and download it again.

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I've seen posts (e.g., this one) about getting the error message "This file is not in a recognizable format" when trying to open files in Excel. Apparently this can occur for various reasons, but an online search didn't turn up an answer for my own situation, so I'm posting the solution I came up with.

In my case, the error message appeared when I installed Excel 2007 on the same machine as Excel 2000 and tried to open 2000. To eliminate the problem:
Close Excel.
Go to Documents and Settings > Application Data > Microsoft > Excel > XLSTART. The folder contains a PERSONAL.XLS and PERSONAL.XLSB file.
Assuming Office 2000 and Office 2007 have been installed in separate directories in Program Files:
- Move the PERSONAL.XLS file to Program Files > Microsoft Office > Office > XLStart
- Move the PERSONAL.XLSB file to Program Files > Microsoft Office 2007 (or however it's named) > Office 12 > XLSTART.
Don't just copy the files--move them. The original folder should be empty.
Restart Excel 2000.


A:Solved: Excel error message: "This file is not in a recognizable format"

Thanks for that, but Microsoft recommends you do not have two versions of Office installed on the same computer - then the error would not occur.

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I have:

Gigabyte - GA-MA78GM-S2H
AMD - A64 X2 5000+ 2.6 AM2 65n
Western Digital - 320G SATA - HD
Pioneer - DVD/CD writer
Kingston - 2 x 1 DDR2 667

I put everything together and it booted right off the bat. I formatted and partitioned the HD using WD's formatting program.

The board saw my drives as IDE and changed the drives from IDE to AHCI.

After the system shows the "Verifing DMI data pool" message, I get the "NTLDR is missing, Alt-Control-Delete to restart" message.

I looked on the net and found some possible fixes, but none have worked for me. I have set the bios to boot from both the HD and DVD/CD, but get the message either way. Also, this system does not have a floppy drive.

I also do not get a prompt to bood from cd which is what I need to install XP.

Looking for help...


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I use Windows XP. I installed and ran the Avast grime fighter and then found two of my programs - one for tax preparation and one for backing up to an external hard drive - won't "open". Instead, I get the error message "failed to create empty document". I uninstalled the programs then reinstalled them, but no change - I still get the message. I saw, by googling the message, that it may have something to do with a windows registry file, but I really don't understand what that is or how to get to it or how to fix it. I contacted the Avast folks and they said they could put me in touch with their microsoft folks for $180! I am at a loss as to what I should do. Please can anyone help me figure out what to do to get these programs to run? I really need the tax program especially. Thank you.

This is the text from running the TSG SysInfo utility:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476899 MB, Free - 426176 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0P301D
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: "failed to create empty document" error message

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Whenever my computer tries to boot, it takes a while to detect anything from the CD-ROM (my first boot priority), and then when it detects the IDE, it says "error loading operating system" and after that I can't do anything but restart or shut down. I am running Windows XP Professional and it will load with a boot disk, but if I take out the boot disk it won't load. I'm not sure what to do, so please help me!

A:Solved: "error loading operating system" message when I try to boot

hi there, im sorry this isnt a solution. but i am having the same problem.

my old hard drive kicked the bucket and i got a new one. i cloned the hard drive using TrueImage which went fine. but when i restart the comp i get that error. i have tried to change the bios access mode to Large LBA and the other one but to no avail. i have herd that running the command fdisk /mbr may help but it could also cause problems.

does anyone know how to get past this?

also reinstalling xp doesnt work. i have formated the hard drive and tried to set up windows but to no avail

Thanks Lee

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We are having some difficulty ending programs running on Windows XP Home Edition. When logging off our desktops (I have configured our home PC for the four members of our family so that each person has a user account with its own desktop), my wife and I, who have administrator accounts, routinely get an error message: ?Ending program - Socket Notification Sink,? followed by another box: ?The program is not responding?; on pressing End Now, there is often an opportunity to send an error report to Microsoft. Our children, whose accounts are non-administrative, have additional problems handing windows. Most often, when they try to close a pop-up window while connected to the internet, the screen freezes so that the mouse can be moved around but clicking on objects evokes no response; to get around this we have had to teach them to use Ctrl+Alt+Del to call up the Task Manager so that they can use its menu to log off, and start fresh by logging in again. Neither repeated restarts, nor running anti-virus (AVG Free Ed.) and anti-spyware (AVG Anti-Spyware; Ad-Aware, Spybot S & D) programs, has healed the problem.

Searches on Microsoft?s Support site have turned up no helpful results for ?Socket Notification Sink.? If the error message is generated by Windows, why would there be no documentation? Are we dealing with a worm that mimics Microsoft error boxes?

Doing Google searches for the same phrase led me to several technical forums where other people describe similar... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Error message "Socket Notification Sink"(MOVED FROM XP)

Hello and Welcome to TSF


Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware . Follow those instructions, you will be instructed to post information in the HJT Log Help Forum, they will get you straightened out

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I am still using Excel 97 on Windows XP. I have been keeping a daily log in Excel for two years now. Yesterday I tried to open the file to make an entry and I received this message; "2006-07 Log book.xls: file format is not valid." Any idea what could have happened and how to retrieve the file. I checked all the forums I could find on the subject, but none helped. I have a lot of valuable info in that file and would sure hate to lose it. Thanks for any help.


A:Solved: "file format is not valid" error message

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I tried to use our volunteer fire company Gateway computer with a flat screen monitor and "Wrong Frequency" came up on the screen. There was a count down of about 15 seconds before the screen went black. There was no "clue" as to what to do during the count down. I had used the computer the day before with no problems. The OS is "2000."

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Monitor error message " Wrong Frequency"

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I'm using version 2004. A friend sent me two files (generated by someone other than him).
When I tried to open the files in version 04 (which is what I use)... I've got the same error message (drawing file is not valid).

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Solved: Error message: "drawing file is not valid"

Hi LesageJo, and welcome to TSG.

There is no guarantee I will have an answer, but it would help if you told us exactly what software you are using. A version number, without a name doesn't help us much.

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When I tried to run "PM" after a long spell after last using it, error message #1874 appeared- "Configuration file not found."

Can I reinstall the program without removing it or should I remove the program first?

Anything else that I might do?

I couldn't even find "PM" on the Semantec website, where I first went for help.

Thanks, {redoak}

A:Solved: "Partion Magic" error message at start-up

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I keep getting a microsoft error report and also sometimes an error message appearing everytime I hopen "My Received Files". I've only got photos in there, perhaps about 10 files in total. NOD hasn't deteced any viruses.

I can't get into the folder at all - the error message comes up and the folder closes and/or the screen freezes.

Can someone help. I'm using XP Pro.

A:Solved: Error message and freezing with "My Received Files"

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

This is in Vista 32 bit

Here's a hijack log:

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

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

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I am using Excel 2007 on Windows XP. I have been keeping a daily log in Excel. Yesterday I tried to open the file to make an entry and I received this message; "Expense.xls:: file format is not valid." Any idea what could have happened and how to retrieve the file. I checked all the forums I could find on the subject, but none helped. I have a lot of valuable info in that file and would sure hate to lose it. Thanks for any help.

For ur Refernce, am attaching the file.

A:Solved: "file format is not valid" error message in excel 2007

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I just put together a brand new haswell gaming rig and installed windows 7.
Long story short, I copied the contents of my windows 7 installation disc into an internal SATA drive (1600BEVT-22ZCT0) and installed windows onto another internal SATA drive (ST3160215AS).
My problem is that in order to access the windows installation in ST3160215AS I have to boot into 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 and then select Windows 7.
If I boot directly into ST3160215AS then I get the error message "BOOTMGR is missing".
How can I fix this and boot directly into the drive windows is installed in (ST3160215AS)?

I've tried the commands bootrec /rebuildbcd, bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot but they keep using the MBR stored in 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 without ever creating an MBR on the ST3160215AS drive.
I don't have an optical drive on the rig and the only way I can transfer information to and from the rig is by removing the 1600BEVT-22ZCT0 internal drive and connecting it to my laptop.

Sorry for the long post,
Thanks in advance for helping.

A:[SOLVED] Error message "BOOTMGR is missing" ONLY when booting directly into drive

Hi do you have a usb drive then you could try this 4 Ways to Create a Bootable Windows 7 or Vista USB Drive

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After reading this site and searching the net, I tried to rename the user, backed up files, started from scratch and tried to import the old files....still no success...I need some actual walk me through it help.....I went to the mail icon in the control panel...set-up a user then associated a data file, in the email section, I tried to switch the default file to the one I wanted....still no luck....Please, if you are very well knowledgeable about Outlook 2003, I need help....I have some business files which I am trying to restore and business contacts to contact so I'm in a bind because Outlook is not working....Stoe

I have a Toshiba Laptop running Windows Vista 32 bit Home Edition.

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 Error Message, "can't open the default folders"

Hi stoe2000

Is this a continuation of the same problem from this thread?

Does Outlook 2003 open for you?

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I have a computer here, that has two hard drives and a different os on both hard drives. 1 Drive has windows 2000 pro, and the other has xp home. It was configured so that on boot up, there would be a choice of which operating system to boot into, though I do not know which drive was giving this choice. At this point when I boot, I get the error message "ntldr is missing press any key to restart". I have changed the boot order in the bios to see if it will boot from the other hard drive, and I get the same results. Any advice on where I could begin to fix this machine would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Solved: "ntldr is missing" error message in a dual boot computer.?

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Please forgive my computer ignorance, i'm on my last leg here. I have a laptop (Compaq Armada M700) Microsoft XP Professional is the OS and it just wont boot AT ALL..

When I start I get the COMPAQ screen and it looks as if it's going to boot, but then I get this:

PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable

I have tried Boot Disk, Restore Disk, the system just doesn't seem to want to read from the disk drive either... When I do that it gives me the "Non-System disk or disk error replace and strike any key when ready" message...

After I do that, it just flashes the laptop screen repeatedly and pops back up the SAME MESSAGE

Keep in mind, there are no disk installed at this time, and the only thing connected to the laptop is the AC Power Cord...

What can I do to get it to boot??

I'll even WIPE the HardDrive and reload the XP Software if need be, I just need to get around this "PXE-E61: Media Test Failure, Check Cable" message..

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated..

A:[SOLVED] "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable" Error Message

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Searched for similar content but couldn't find same problem.............
1/Home page resets itself to Google which seems odd.
2/If I click a link I get a popup error message:
"Cannot find ''.Make sure the path or Internet address are correct". Reclick and it goes to the site linked. Sometimes get same message with back button.
3/Outlook email downloads seem to be running very slow.

Ran SpyBot and Adaware. HJT log below.
WXP, Dell preinstalled Macafee security center, cable isp.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:31:25 PM, on 4/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

A:Solved: Home page issue + strange "cannot find..."error message

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error message "application not found" pops up when I click on a link in windows live mail ....Tech Support Guy System Info

Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294963 MB, Free - 196885 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206, ˙˙˙, ..CN6986178T26EE.
Antivirus: F-Secure Internet Security 2011 10.50, Updated and Enabledindows live.

A:Solved: windows live :I get an error message "Application not found"when I click on a

Problem of "application not found" was solved by using the correct default browser

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1) At boot up, my computer will prompt with the "Windows - No Disk" error message. I try to cancel each time and usually by the the third cancel it finally goes away.

2) Internet Explorer 6 will freeze with the "hungapp" error message. I have to do a CTRL+ ALT+ DEL to close. This happens quite frequently and just about makes IE 6 unusable.

Any ideas as to what can be causing this? Below is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:11:43, on 1/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin Bulldog Plus\upsd.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Progr... Read more

A:Windows "No Disk" error at boot and "hungapp" error with IE 6

Click Run, type in msconfig, click OK, click Startup tab find dit.exe and uncheck it, click apply and reboot system. This worked for me with "No Disk" problem

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I've researched this but it's confusing....I get that message and then "please reinstall Microsoft XML core services 4.0 v.2 or higher"

Can someone tell me EXACTLY the process for installing that stuff? I downloaded the stuff I was told to, but it's a lot of different files, not sure where to put them, or how to install them, etc.

It would be appreciated- thanks!

A:Solved: Nero 9 giving error message: "unable to create XML parser instance"

You need not worry about "where to put them" as any installation routine will automatically put the files in the right place.
You were directed to the wrong place so delete what you downloaded from there.

Now you just need to know where to get what your PC says it needs:

For Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 SP3 go here:

Just click the download button to the right of msxml.msi (the first of the three download options).
You'll end up with just one file to deal with.
Double click that file to install.

That should fix the nero error, hopefully.

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Windows XP would not boot in my wife's old computer off of her hard drive so I booted it off of my installation disk. I then instructed it to repair the windows already installed. When prompted I entered her key and it appeared to be completing the installation. I am presently trying to activate windows XP on my wife's computer by clicking Start > All Programs > Activate Windows but the activation window does not open and shortly there after I get the error message:"Microsoft Feeds Synchronization has encountered a problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience" presumably preventing Windows XP activation. Even entering "oobe/msoobe /a" in the Run window does not launch the activation window which I once again presume is blocked by the error message.

A:Solved: "Microsoft Feeds Synchronization" error message prevents Windows XP activatio

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I have a new Dell computer with windows xp operating system. My old computer was a gateway with windows xp also. The mother board on the gateway crashed and I could not find a replacement thus I purchased the new dell. I extracted the hard drive from the gateway and installed in an external drive case. All works well and I am able to retreve data from the gate way hard drive with one exception. While the hard drive was installed in the gateway I elected to make some of the folders private, ie right click on folder, click on sharing and security and clicking on private. This worked fine in the gateway but when I installed in external hard drive I am getting an "access denied" error message when trying to open with the Dell. How can this be fixed? Thanks

A:Solved: Error message "access denied" when attempting to open private folder

follow the instructions there


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No new hardware added but in the balloon the follow is shown “Lite on dvddrw LH 20A1P USB device” why?

A:Solved: error message "new hardware installed" but there isn't

do you have that device connected to your computer? if so.

I would probably start by reinstalling the device, if it's detecting it as new hardware there is probably something wrong with the driver. potentially the usb slot its connected to is also having issues.

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Hi. I'm trying to download a piece of software, and I'm getting an error message:

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.

I download software/files fairly regularly, but I've never gotten this message before. I don't even know what the Windows installer is. Does anybody have any idea what's going on and what can be done about it? Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] "Windows installer" error message

Hello JSS10!

You could try resetting the Windows Installer Service.

1. Click START, then 'Run...'.
2. Type 'cmd' and press enter.

** Close out of any open programs before moving to the following steps
3. In command prompt, type 'msiexec /unregister' (without quotes and with a space between msiexec and /unregister)
4. Press enter
5. Type 'msiexec /regserver' (without quotes and with a space between msiexec and /regserver)
6. Press enter
7. Type 'net stop msiserver' (without quotes and with spaces between net and stop {and} stop and msiserver)
8. Press enter
9. Type 'net start msiserver' (without quotes and with spaces between net and start {and} stop and msiserver)


The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if - Microsoft Answers

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My computer has just been infected by some trojans and viruses. I think I removed them all with Nod32, Superantispyware and Spyware Terminator. Things seem to be normal except when Windows starts, an error message appears "windows cannot find iexplorer.exe. Could please take a look at my HJ log? I saw the line with iexplorer.exe but don't know if it's safe to remove it.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:40:42 PM, on 6/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6253\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
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I have used Thunderbird for years without problems. Now every time I send a message I get

"An error occurred sending mail: The mail server sent an incorrect greeting: fed1rmimpo210 cox too many bad commands from"

I tried a couple suggestions online with that command: no luck. I called Cox tech support, but they checked the server settings and said everything was fine, and that it's TB's problem.....

Can anyone help me with this? I've even tried uninstalling and reinstalling TB.......I'm lost at this point......

A:Solved: Thunderbird: "Too many bad commands" error message!

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In the last day or two, each time I open Google for searches, the following error message pops up

There was a problem with the provided script! 47
b is null

I simply click "OK" and it disappears, but occurs again next time I open Google.

Does anyone know what this means, and, more important, how to avoid it? Thanks.

A:Solved: Error Message re "Provided Script"

Do you use Crossrider? If not uninstall it from Program's and Features. You should also remove the Chrome extension as well:

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Trying to install software on my Gateway Media Center with XP sp2 for a new " HP Photosmart C5180" printer. Software won't install. Error message says: "required section not found in the inf ". Tried all the "tech supports". Ready to return the printer.

A:Solved: error message "usbstor.inf old or missing"

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I am trying to setup a home network through 3 computers: (A) a desktop running XP (Home), (B) a laptop running Vista (Home), and (C) a laptop running XP (Home).

I am able to share files fine between computers (A) and (B); however, when I try to connect to computer (C) from either of these computers or try connecting to either of these computers from computer (C) I get the "Network is not Accessible" error. One thing to note is that when I go to RUN and type \\IP of (A) or \\IP of (B) I am able to connect to these computers.

One last thing to note is that when I ping the IP address of computer (C) from (A) or (B) the request times out.

I have tried reading up about this but I am not getting anywhere so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for me.

A:Solved: "Network is not Accessible" Error Message

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On bootup I receive the error message "Critical Status-the Raid 1 array needes to be duplicated to ensure data consistancy." When I try and "Duplicate Now" it starts and then I receive another error, "Duplicating error!! The array is not functional."
If I ignore the error message and continue to boot the system (XP Pro) it cotinues to boot normally. This happens every time.
My question is: Should I try on bootup to remove the Raid array and then reinstall the array to clear the problem and in doing so, would I lose or cause harm to my hard drive(s) data?

A:Solved: "Critical Raid 1" error message

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I am getting an error message at the window XP start up in a dialog box with the headline Installshield. The message says "[1155: File "\inor2' not found]. I can not find which program is responsible for this.

Does anyone has this experiance? Can someone tell me wow to find out how to remove this problem?


A:Solved: "\inor2' not found" error message

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Please help.

Every time I boot up I get this error message. I have looked in the start menu and run Adware and anti-virus scans. It is just annoying.


A:[SOLVED] How do I stop "I cant load dll" error message?

Is this the complete and exact error messege? If not can you please post the exact error you are recieving?


"I cant load dll"

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I encountered a problem and found a solution and just wanted to put it on the internet for posterity.

So I have a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I'm actually running Vista 64 Ultimate but ran across a relevant thread about this seemingly hardware issue here, so....

I started with a fresh OS install on my new SSD, everything updated and working normally. I was formatting a seperate HDD using disk manager.

The computer was frozen (or maybe not and I was impatient and wanted to do something else) so I casually pressed the "reset" button

When the computer reboots, I get the "A disk read error occured Press ctl+alt+del to restart" message.

Pressing ctl+alt+del just reboots computer and the same screen comes up again.

I run the Vista repair utility on the install disk - no help. Importantly, however, the repair utility saw the Vista installation just fine (and after I ran it repeatedly it told me there were no errors). I tried doing a system restore, which it says ran successfully, but that did nothing to solve this problem.

I mess with bios settings, change disk settings from RAID (when I installed it was with an older raid drive in same SATA ports) to IDE, to ACHI - no help.

So before trying a fresh Vista install on the SSD out of desperation (before deciding SSD had gone bad), I decided to install vista on a different HD in a dual boot configuration with the intent to then attempt to view my SSD from within the second Vista installation and see... Read more

A:Samsung SSD - "A disk read error occured Press ctl alt del - SOLVED"

Did you run the RebuildBCD command including exporting the BCD to create a new one, from Step 5 of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start? That tutorial contains everything known to start the OS.

Rescue installs are interesting because of the access you get to the stranded OS and how in many cases they will configure a Dual Boot or allow you to do so with EasyBCD. Once you had your dual boot, what commands did you run exactly to remove the rescue install from it? It is likely the rescue install restored your SSD install's boot and if it was able configure a Dual Boot then I'd think RebuildBCD could have done the same.

The only reason we don't use it more as a troubleshooting method here is because it's a gambit that only sometimes works and since one has to reinstall the OS anyway, why not focus on doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 that 95% of users don't have anyway?

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My system crashed recently and I have had to restore everything. I reinstalled Outlook 2007 and was able to restore my PST file from a backup I had using the genie backup product. All my files and folders are now restored.

When I click on the send/receive button, I get this message "The operation failed. An object could not be found"

I deleted my email setup account (I'm downloading from my att account) and re set it up using the instructions on the att site. I also ran the 'repair' function off the Office CD and did the Office diagnostics.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Outlook 2007 wont send/receive - error message "operation failed"

Can you give us the exact message.
Are you saying you did a clean install where you formatted and partitioned the drive?

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I have a laptop Toshiba, Satellite A45 and I can't get on the web, or load most of my programs due to an error message saying "one touch can't enumerate". When I tried to load the Maxtor One Touch CD to remove and re-install, I got the error message, "can't scipt" (error message Microsoft 1719) "Windows installer service could not be addressed". I had downloaded a spyware program and backed up first, but cannot upload the back up due the problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am on my desktop, so can receive email. Thank you,

Don Winn, Switzerland, FL

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I am getting this error message: "WindowsUpdate_8024400E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" can any one help me with this? Thanks

A: "WindowsUpdate_8024400E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" error message

twmom, Windows Update error 8024400E indicates that you're running into temporary connection errors in trying to check for updates. Please refer to this Microsoft KB article, which contains a lengthy list of troubleshooting steps.-Alex

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I am running XP, on a presario notebook. I am the administrator. I have 26% of my available disk space available. When I attempt to start or analyze a defrag, an error pops up saying: Disk defragmenter could not start. I have tried to get into safe mode, but the computer hangs and will not let me in. I have reinstalled the defrag but it did not help, I have reset the page limits, it did not help.
Spybot says I am fine, My norton anti-virus freezes during the scan. I have researched this for about 8 hours now and have tried many other things to no avail. Any one out there please give me some advice.
Oh ya here is my hijack this stuff:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:20 PM, on 1/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:[SOLVED] "Disk defragmenter could not start" error

here is my unistall list from Hijack This:
50 FREE MP3s +1 Free Audiobook!
7-Zip 4.57
Adobe AIR
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Reader 9
Ares 2.0.9
Athlon 64 Processor Driver
ATI Control Panel
ATI Display Driver
Codec 8.3b
Conexant AC-Link Audio
DivX Codec
DivX Converter
DivX Player
DivX Web Player
Easy Video Splitter 1.28
HijackThis 2.0.2
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399)
Hotfix for Windows Media Player 11 (KB939683)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB914440)
Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
HP Deskjet 5900 series
HP DVD Play 2.0
HP Help and Support
HP Imaging Device Functions 6.0
HP Photosmart Premier Software 6.0
HP Software Update
HP Solution Center & Imaging Support Tools 5.0
HP User Guides 0025
HP User Guides--System Recovery
HP Wireless Assistant 2.00 C1
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
Java(TM) 6 Update 2
Java(TM) 6 Update 4
LiveUpdate 3.0 (Symantec Corporation)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB928366)
Microsoft ActiveSync
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.7
Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Works
Mozilla Firefox (3.0.5)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
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whenever i try to defrag my pc it gives me that error. Ive tried to defrag in safe mode as well with no results. please help..

A:[SOLVED] error, "Disk Defragmenter Could Not Start"

bump, please help

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I booted up Wndows earlier today and received this annoying dialog box that says "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive."

I booted the computer again and again and still recieve the same error. And the worst part? I won't go away and it stays on top of the other windows. None of the options it presents to me work either.

I ran a scan under highjackThis. I wonder if you guys can make something of it:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:48:03 PM, on 3/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Owner\My Documents\My Music\HijackThis.exe

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A:Solved: "Wndows- No Disk" error at boot-up

See if this helps:

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I have an Acer TravelMate 5330 running Windows 7. This morning I shut down my laptop and everything was fine, but as I got back from school I booted it up to find the following error:

A disk read error occured
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
Click to expand...

What would be the cause of this error and is there any solution that doesn't involve buying new hardware?

A:Solved: "disk read error" on startup

If you can determine the manufacturer of your drive, you can download and run their drive diagnostics. All of the major players have diags available on their Web sites. This is not a solution, per se, but will determine whether your drive is sound.

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I have a card reader for use on a USB Port. I have been using Windows 7 Starter since July 2010. I used the card reader successfully in November 2011. Now all of a sudden I am getting this error: Please insert disk in drive F:" when I try to open the card reader. It is shown in "My computer" as removeable disk. When I check properties it shows the name "USB Card Reader". It also shows "0" space used and "0" space available.

I changed the designature letter from F: to Q, as adviced on some fora on the internet. This did not help. I have tried unstalling of the USB port and did whatever II could think of.

I checked the card reader on a Windows XP machine, and it is fine there. I can read the card reader with the camera.

The USB ports are also working fine. No problem in using pendrive or any other USB device.

I am using an antivirus named "F-Secure". This is provided by my ISP.

Still I want to use a card reader. Is there any remedy?-RDSharma
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A:[SOLVED] "Please insert disk in drive F:" Error

Is the card reader listed in device manager?
If it is try deleting it, reboot and replug in the reader it should reinstall itself.

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!

A:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw its a how to and also try this,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I got the above error message on booting up. I had this problem once before, about 6 months ago. I found a fix at that time, which is to rename rundll32.exe to some other name eg rundll32.old. The exe gets regenerated, and I never had that problem again. Until today, twice. The "fix" did nor work this time.

The only item which I've installed lately was Google's Browser, Chrome or whatever, and I don't know how to remove it. They refer to a string of code 0xc000000S which means nothing to me. Using XP home (recently reinstalled after reformatting. In spite of this bug, the computer continues working normally

Can anyone explain this to me and suggest what I can do to stop this message appearing. Even though it doesn't seem to do anything, it surely must be doing something! Or is it only informative?

Thanks in adance


A:Solved: Error message "Running a DLL as an APP"

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I am trying to logon to I was on the page at the time and went to view my profile and received "Bad Request". Now I can not access myspace at all. I can however go to any other website. Is this an issue with Myspace or with my computer. Please help! I don't know that much about computers.

A:Solved: "Bad Request" error message

Delete you Internet cache and cookie. To do so Open IE and select Tools, Delete Browsing History and select Delete All.

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Just bought a new PC and after loading software, etc starting to see the above error message displayed twice (2 error message boxes) every time I boot up. Does anyone know how to eliminate these 2 errors? Thanks.

A:Solved: "Unexpected error; quitting" error message

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I recently built a new PC, however I'm having a problem installing Windows XP onto my SATA drive. It works perfectly if I use an IDE, but this is what happens with SATA:
-Goes to the setup screen and puts on the necessary files.
-Asks me to format.
-Starts the 15 second restart timer, then restarts.
-I change the boot order to HDD first.
-It tells me "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" when it's supposed to continue with the installation.

I've tried the drivers that came with the motherboard and no-go. I've also tried with no drivers and it still gives me this error. One time, I believe it said something about "Boot", but it flashed on the screen too fast and restarted to see what it said.

EDIT: If I made a direct copy from an IDE drive onto this SATA one, is there a chance that might help? If there's a driver issue, it would have all the drivers needed on the Hard-Drive wouldn't it?

Motherboard: Asus A8N-VM CSM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700 1MB L2 Cache
Case + Power: Antec Sonata II 450w PSU
RAM: Crucial Rendition 1GB PC3200 x 2
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 300GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache SATAII
GPU: Radeon 9600 XT AGP

A:Solved: SATA installation in XP = "A Disk Read Error Occured. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart"

Fixed it simply by making a clone of my IDE drive on my SATA drive :-].

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I have been getting this error message ever since I installed and uninstalled Zone Alarm. I have run HijackThis & am copying the log here: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:17:51 AM, on 8/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
e:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
e:\program files\\vso\mcvsshld.exe
e:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
E:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
E:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
E:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
E:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\H... Read more

A:Solved: "Windows - no disk" error

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I was able to fix my earlier problem with my new A7V mobo, but now when I start up it tells me that there is an invalid system disk, and to replace it and press a key. That is all fine and dandy, except that THERE IS NO DISK IN THE DRIVE. At first I thought my drive might be dead, because it was making a racket, so I switched Floppy drived with my Linux comp. The noise is now gone but I still get the same message, and I NEED this stupid floppy to install a frickin' OS on the thing.

A:[SOLVED] "Replace Disk" error

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This error box keeps popping up. It does not show up when PC is run in 'Safe' mode.

Error Box reads "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into the drive."

A specific drive is not indicated.


A:Solved: "Windows - No Disk" Error WIN/XP

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When right clicking on an icon on my desktop I get the "explorer. exe - No Disk error message that says "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk\DR2". I'm left to choose "cancel, try again, or continue. clicking any of these buttons 3 times and the error box goes away. I goggled the problem and it told me to make sure dragging and dropping was enabled and it is.

A:Solved: When right clicking I get "no disk error"

A few things to read about:

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Brand new Vista user on a brand new Dell Inspiron 530.
Migrated yesterday using Laplink's PCMover (great experience), but have been getting a pop-up WIndows - No Disk error message.

I google for help and found a similiar problem here on your forums. The guy was asked to post a HiJack This log. Mine is below. I would so appreciate any help you can give me to get rid of this nuisance window....and an explanation of what it is, if possible.

Do you need the Parameters given on the error message?
I'll try to attach a "snag" of it.

Thank you,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:26:09 PM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\OneTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\SlickRun\sr.exe
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So a couple days ago my PC began making a high pitch buzz. I turned the computer off and when I came home and tried to start it up the next day it wouldn't start. I decided that the power supply must have died and that perhaps it was the power supply fan that was making the noise (I recently replaced the case fan).

I bought a new power supply and installed it. But now when I try to boot up the computer I get an error message "Disk Read Error". It instructs me to press ctrl alt delete to try again. When I do that, it gives me a new error message "Error Loading OS".

The hard drive is only a couple of months old. My previous one died and I was able to clone the contents on to the brand new one and it has worked great ever since.

I am concerned that somehow the hard drive became corrupted or damaged when the power supply failed although I'm not quite sure how, but its the best explanation I can figure.

Any thoughts on next steps. Is there a process I can run that may repair the situation, assuming its not physical?

If not then I guess I need to figure out trying to get the content off and on to a new hard drive if possible.

A:"Disk Read Error" / "Error Loading OS"

What verison of Windows are you using? It sounds like you have a corrupt BOOT file for your Windows installation. This could very much be caused by the power supply dying. If it happened to be writing or using something with that file or near it, it could have corrupted it. If you have Windows 7, use the Windows 7 DVD and do the option for checking for problems. If you have a corrupt boot file, it will repair it (hopefully). You can download Windows 7 DVDs free online. The main thing that matters is your registration key for Windows. Do the Windows 7 repair option and see if that helps. If not then you might have to reinstall Windows 7. Don't format as you will lose all of your files. You can install a new Windows and it will keep all your old files. The bad thing is you will lose all your Windows settings and programs you installed will not work, you will have to resinstall them. But all of your files will be saved. Hopefully the repair option works first.....

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

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A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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Windows XP SP2

Ok, I tried some things in other threads but to no avail. But some threads are having my same problems. First this about:blank crap is always my home page even if I change it, as well as these porn links in my favorites list. I've run scans with 5 different virus/ adware scan programs but it doesn't fix it. However, it got even worse-- I can no longer open things like My Computer, My Documents or even Control Panel to try and uninstall software. When I try to open any folder my computer freezes temp. and I get the following message: "DrWatson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

PLEASE Somebody help me. I have hijack this, if that helps. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

A:Solved: I can't open anything "Dr. wtsn error" & I can't remove "blank: about" adware.

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I keep getting the above error message everytime I start Windows or try to use Ad-Aware or Spybot - Search & Destroy. It also states "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive."

I used to insert a DVD into the drive and sometimes it used to work but not anymore.

Hope you can help!

A:Error message "Windows - No Disk" on Windows XP

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