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Not sure what's wrong anymore

Q: Not sure what's wrong anymore

Hello, I think I'll start off by saying I'm new here and I'm a complete idiot when it comes to computers so sorry if this is both a simple/obvious fix and in the wrong part of the forum.

Okay so, a while back my laptop, a two year old Sony Vaio with Windows 7, started just popping off. Like, the screen would turn black accompanied by a "pop" noise and turn itself off. I could easily turn it back on and a screen saying "Windows did not shut down correctly" would appear along with the options to start up normally, in safe mode, etc. And then I'd notice the laptop would be really hot, so I assumed it was just overheating.

I figured I'd clean the fans then buy myself a cooling pad to help me in the long run of things. The pad has helped, haven't had it pop off since I bought it a week ago, until now. I didnt have the pad plugged in as I just wanted to check my emails before work, but before my computer could even connect to the wifi (which has been taking longer than normal) it popped off, barely enough time for it to even get hot as it was only on for a minute. I waited a bit, put the pad on and started to go about my business when 30 minutes later, even with the pad on, it popped off again.

Now, is my computer overheating or is this some other problem entirely? Sometimes my battery doesn't take the charge when I have it plugged into the charger, I have to fiddle with the plug to get it to take. Could it be a problem with the battery?

Thank you!

A: Not sure what's wrong anymore

Hey zwolfoi,
The popping sound most like as a power issue most commonly when there's a pop there's a a short, To eliminate the battery first turn off your pc, unplug the power cord, disconnect the battery and click the power on button to release any electricity, re plug the power cord and do not connect the battery, turn on the pc and use it as normal, if the issue keeps occurring which it probably will, it is not the battery, next step, take it to a pc technician or to a technically savvy electrician and let him see whats what.

Hope this helps.
Best of luck
Dima

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I've had terrible virus problems in the past two days, the worst I've ever had. It started with the Win 7 Security 2011 virus. I thought malwarebytes had cleaned that up. Then, I got the worst one I've ever had called Windows Recovery. I read that this one hides many of your programs, so I ran malwarebytes and hopefully got rid of it. But none of my icons were anywhere. I ran unhide.exe that I found on this site and some of them managed to come back. I did a full scan with malwarebytes after just to be sure everything was gone. I was told there was nothing left. But I'm still missing a good majority of my laptop. Most of my icons that were on my desktop before are no longer there, including recycle bin. Also, my search function in the start menu is bringing absolutely no results other than incredibly basic, preinstalled programs. I can't find almost anything, but when I try and reinstall, I'm told they still exist on my computer. Also, my windows explorer and windows media player do no work, and when clicked on where they used to be I get a notification claiming that they have been removed, renamed, etc. I honestly do not know what to do anymore. I would try and run Microsoft Security Essentials, but I cannot search for it or find the icon. When I try and reinstall it, I'm told it's already on my laptop. When I try to uninstall, it doesn't seem to work and stays at uninstalling for an extended period of time. I'm afraid most of my infor... Read more

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Hi,

Recently my computer had been running really slow, so I thought Id check my processes and see what they were... apparently, that wasnt a very good idea. Not only is it running even slower, but I can no longer access any website (firefox opens but nothing happens). I also get these warnings that say I have a virus and recomend me some antivirus.
I have Nod32, ad-aware and Spybot S&D and run them frenquently. Nod32 doesnt recognize any virus, but for how the situation is right now, I know Im bound to have some.
Do you think you could give me a hand?
Heres the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:17:56, on 22/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
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:\Archivos de programa\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\DUE\DUESystrayCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Log... Read more

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I am getting so sick of this computer. I would consider myself to be a somewhat advanced computer user, but I just have no idea whats goin on here.

Here's the problem:

I have a Compaq S3310OM which I have 2 (IDE) Hard Drives on one IDE Channel and on the other I have had 2 (IDE) Optical Drives (a DVD Burner and the DVD-ROM Drive that came in the computer). The two optical drives worked for 1 1/2 years then all the sudden they decided to not work together. I messed around for quite some time with it trying to get them to work together with no luck. I dual boot with on being XP Pro w/ SP2 and the other being Windows 2000 PRO. Both operating systems including the BIOS will not pick up on EITHER of the drives when they are hooked up on the chain together. I went from Cable Select to choosing a master and a slave and even tried switching the IDE chains with the hard drives incase it was a Motherboard Issue, however the Hard Drives still worked fine but the optical drives wouldnt fire up. At that point I figured that it must have been something to do w/ the drive that came with the computer so I switched it out w/ a DVD-ROM that I had in another PC. Voila! This worked, or so I thought. About a week to a week and a half later that drive started acting up and would occasionaly not read discs then lead to it not working with the burner as well. So then I thought I'd try the two DVD-ROMs togehter and they would not work together either. It was this point that I went loo... Read more

A:Cannot Run Two Optical Drives on one IDE Chain Anymore, Whats Wrong?

welcome to techspot.
your computer is oem (original equipment manufacturer) and there will be problems like this, with seemingly no cause. attempt operating them on seperate chains (attach one to the primary chain, with the boot hard drive as master)
 

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Hi everyone,A few days ago, I suddenly couldn't update AVG anymore. It always gives me an error, telling me the connection with the server failed. I also noticed that I can't connect Limewire (P2P program) anymore and opening movie streams in Windows Media Player doesn't work anymore either.I searched some forums for a solution and I found someone with a similar problem, who also told he couldn't execute the "cmd" and "regedit" commands anymore. I tried it on my own computer and I can't run those things anymore either. When I try executing them, the explorer goes all weird and shuffles the program bars on the task bar.I've manually downloaded the latest updates for AVG, installed them and did a full scan, that didn't find a thing. I also ran AdAware, which said I had some malware, which I removed with it. Then I also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which found some more malware, so I removed it, rebooted my pc, but the problems still exist...I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem, because it's really anoying...Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:37:26, on 11/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

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Hi Tom,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Please download http://OTListIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTListIt2 icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Type or copy and paste in the Custom Scans/Fixes section: drivers32Click Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTListIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Tell me also if you have set a proxy server or you recognize these setting:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 192.168.17.2:8080R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 10.10.10.26;192.168.2.103;192.168.101.70;192.168.101.74;localhost;<local>[/list]

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With Windows 8.1, I am now having problems displaying and importing jpegs.   They show in odd colors, with a lot of black in them.    This wasn't the case early on, but now jpegs are impossible to work with for me.   I
only use -- Windows Photo Viewer, and place them in WORD documents.  Nothing fancy.   I cannot find a resolution here or anywhere.  Can you help?
.....
This is crazy.  When I try to save the BAD image, it looks horrible (blue, purple, heavy black frame) on my screen in PHoto Viewer, but I import it here and it looks fine.  Please, help.

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To all -

My first post in this forum, but I've been around the block a few times building my own machines (and for others), but a month ago i ended up springing for a dell xps 8300 desktop b.c i got a great deal on a scratch and dent system with an i7-2600 processor, 1.5tb drive, and an ATI 5770 1gb graphics card.
So long story short I've added one component and upgraded one existing component. The first was adding an SSD drive to the mix, which worked out wonderfully (i boot from power off to desktop in 13 seconds). Very pleased.
The second seemed to be just as successful...I replaced the stock PSU (460watts) with an Antec 650watt continuous power PSU (certified and all). Reconnected all the cables, crossed my fingers, turned on the power supply...got the green light on the motherboard so turned on the computer and all was fantastic!!!
The catch is..........I didn't notice until hours later i'd not heard a sound from the computer in quite some time. Tested by playing a few songs and nothing.

Here's where i got lost. In the "playback devices" (right clicking on the audio icon in the task manager tray) it shows the music playing (as in the levels are bouncing up and down). First thought - i'm an idiot and plugged my speakers into the wrong hole.....not the case. Second thought - speakers could be toast - not the case. Tested speakers on mp3 player and tested the audio cable by plugging headphones in the front audio ports (th... Read more

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Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy.

It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know.

I dont like the adjusted look, and fear this is one of those simple problems with a insanely complex solution.

Thanks in advance, back later

:3

This image shows what it should look like (Top) and what mine now looks like (Bottom).

A:MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but I have to ask because it's not mentioned: have you rebooted?

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Hi everybody,
since friday we have a strange problem with some clients and ARP answers. We notice that our switch recognize wrong MAC addresses on some ports.
We use wireshark to see what happens and we get the following:
5 clients:

172.30.71.6 (XX:XX:XX:F7:52:75)172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8)172.30.63.1 (XX:XX:XX:c2:b0:b9)172.30.14.1 (XX:XX:XX:88:c7:4f)172.30.59.1 (XX:XX:XX:7b:67:4d)
Wireshark runs on client 1 (172.30.71.6, promiscuous mod off)
Client 5 (172.30.59.1) send a broadcast arp question (who has 172.30.41.1 - tell 172.30.59.1) and client 1 (172.30.71.6) is sending ARP replies with src = XX:XX:XX: 38:d1:a8.

172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) is offline (network cable removed) and 172.30.71.6 has no entry of 172.30.41.1 (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) in his arp cache.
The clients run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Why we get these phenomenon and how can we solve it? Is there maybe a problem with some updates of the last patchday? 

Thanks for the reply and kind regards

Bernd

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Good evening and thanks in advance for your help on this. I seem to have a virus or something that keeps redirecting my browser to a google or yahoo error message that says 'page not found', or to google images. I noticed that when I recently installed AIM toolbar it now also redirects me to an AIM page that says 'page not found'. I have also noticed other changes to my computer such as my desktop background disappearing, icons in my internet favorites changing and programs like FlashPlayer disappearing. Here is my DDS text:
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Amy at 14:40:15.73 on Wed 07/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16851
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1013.215 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *enabled* (Updated) {C78B3C70-4777-4742-BB91-9D615CC575E6}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== 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:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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My ISP (windstream) is claiming nothing is wrong when my town is having trouble connect to internet itself. I don't know about other towns, never go there. I am suppose to have 12 Mb and The most I have had in the past 2 weeks is 3. Friends have even less somehow. Usually 10AM-10PM the average is 300 Kb. I have to pause a video for 10 minutes to load a minute sometimes.

They claim nothing is wrong. Anyone translate that into something that can be wrong?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12240 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190425 MB, Free - 10048 MB; D: Total - 264644 MB, Free - 20230 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., G75VW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

for the graphics card it says 1024 mb, but the sticker on my laptop says 3 gigabytes.... ik i had the 3 before i reset to factory...
is there just a way it doesnt detect right or what
 

A:The sysinfo tool is wrong or my pc wrong?

Check your drivers http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers/results/70187
 

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Situation 1
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Hello. I had &#8220;music store card&#8221; [gift card] that I received as a birthday gift lying around so I figured let me it out. Anyway, I purchased 3 songs from iTunes.com. Attempted to burn them. It didn&#8217;t work I got some sort of write error on the CD.

While in main screen I clicked Edit > Preferences > Advance > Burning: Discovered that the settings were set to burn an Audio CD. However, I was using a Data CD. Is this why it didn&#8217;t work? Last I read up it should have worked. The disk was a CD-R Memorex Cool Color CD-R. This shouldn&#8217;t have proven to be a problem right?

This disk can&#8217;t be played in Xbox (original not Xbox 360).

Situation 2
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In another situation I tried burning a copy of and an mp3-to-Audio-CD.

When copying the Audio-CD I was using Nero Burn Ultra Edition 6.6.1.4. Got the error message saying along the lines of &#8220;write fail, unable to finish end session.&#8221; Same thing happened when I was trying to make an mp3-to-Audio-CD, except I was using Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 10.0.

This disk can&#8217;t be played in Xbox (original not Xbox 360).

So what am I doing wrong? Here are my objectives:

1) Want to burn audio CDs that will play in cars, stereo systems, DVD players, Xbox, and Xbox360 &#8211; when I get it . If I keep purchasing music from iTunes.com, this may prove difficult?

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A:I can't log on to the net anymore

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A:Not sure about anything anymore...

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I've been trying to get rid of this problem:

When my computer goes Idle my Connection drops.
I Just closed Firefox and my connection dropped.
It drops randomly and constantly ( weird huh ) every 20 minutes or random browser closes.
It happened about 4 or 5 months ago, then went about 2 or 3 months with out the problem, now its back!

My equipment:
HP Pavilion Desktop. Vista (forget the model)
Westell 2200 Modem
Linksys WRT54G2 Router (i don't use wireless)
Also i Use a wired Xbox 360

Here is the thing though:
When my PC drops connection I am still able to get online and play with my friends on Xbox Live, So I don't think it is the Modem or Router, it has to be a cord or my computer or something.. Anyway I'm getting really tired of it because every time i want to use my PC I have to reset my router to restore the connection. Anything helps!

P.S. Everything is Wired at ALL times and it Still says its connected but i cant get online, And when i go into my Status it says 356 Million Bytes received, i don't know if that means anything.
 

A:I don't know what to do anymore...

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Hello everybody,

This is my first post here, I got into a situation with my computer that I don't know anymore how to go on... hope I can get some help here.

It started when I was searching for a little freeware to change my desktop wallpaper automatically. After being redirected few times I found and downloaded "Desktop Wallpaper Timer 1.6.9.exe" (don't remember the web address, I was not attentive). I've scanned it with NOD32 and no threads were found.

After I tried to run it, a disaster began.

First I've noticed the message in the taskbar: "Your security center service is turned off" when I tried to turn it on again it was not possible. Says simply the security center service can't be started. I opened regcleaner by jouni vuorio to remove the new thing, under "software" was written that the FirstRRRun has been installed.

I removed it and than:
- NOD32 simply dissapeared - message: The program doesn't exist
- The same story with Spybot Search&Destroy
- Same with Registry Mechanic
- Not able anymore to connect the internet: "wireless wizard can not be started" (I'm writing this from another computer)

I tried to reinstall NOD32 - Not possible: Message "106 Error Occured while extracting archive file"

Can not reinstall spybot either

With another computer I've searched for AV programs like AVG free, Kaspersky trial, F-prot trial... None of them can be installed. All give messag... Read more

A:Don't know anymore...

Seems the problem has been resolved. I've used no-need-to-install AV Dr.Web. It found and removed 2 worms Win32.HLLM.Beagle. After that I was able to reinstall all programs and fix all other problems.

Here's the new log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:01:57, on 11.11.2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157... Read more

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Hey guys, hoping you could help me with this log. Computer is running very slow, i can't even open up task manager to end processes???? Here is the log from hijack this and the log from the hijack analyzer

HIJACK THIS LOG
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:36:05 AM, on 9/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
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A:Please help, i can't take this anymore

Hi, welcome to TSF.

I'm currently at work so my assitance will be brief:

I want you to search for these files on your computer and make note of if they exist. If they do, we'll need to delete them in Safe Mode:

Enable the Viewing of Hidden Files, and then search:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.com
C:\WINDOWS\System32\netstat.com
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ping.com
C:\WINDOWS\System32\regedit.com
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskkill.com
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tasklist.com
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tracert.com

Reboot your computer to Safe Mode and then delete any of those found above, includining this folder:

C:\Program Files\winupdates\

while in Safe Mode run HJT and fix:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdates] C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe /auto

Reboot and report back with a fresh HJT scan.

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Hello Everybody!

First of all, sorry about my English!

So.. I have a super huge problem. My computer was working fine for like 2 years until Sunday. That's when I checked my computer and saw a message: Windows was unable to save file: D:/... etc.. (I'm sorry I didn't write it down.). It froze down. I couldn't do anything. I had to Reset the computer, but since that time the computer is unable to see my D: hard drive, which is a Seagate.

You should know my configuration:
I have a Compaq Presario SR1911X with 2 hard drives. One is for the Windows XP: Samsung SP2004C, the other one is for all my data (photos, music, emails, everything!): Seagate ST3200826AS. This is the one which is not working.

I took my computer apart and tried to change the cabels, just to see if it's a cabel problem. It's not. And I can hear that the HDD has power because it gives me the sound.. But the only problem, that the computer doesn't recognize it anymore.

Please Please Please people, help me!!!! I don't want to loose all my data, expecially my photos. Also, I don't have the money to get it to a data recovery comptany.

Thank you!

 

A:Can't see my HDD anymore!! Please Help me!!

It sounds like the hard drive died. Good thing you backed everything up, huh? Data you don't have at least 2 copies of is data you don't want to keep.

Is the drive even spinning? Did it make any noise before quitting? If there is no access at all, a data recovery company may be the only answer. But they can cost 1000's of dollars, too.

You could try some hard drive tests if they will run on it.

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:

Manufacturer's Tests
Victoria for DOS
Victoria for Windows (Both versions of Victoria are among the best and most thorough tests available.)
HD Tune
CheckDisk 1.03 (Marks bad sectors as unusable.)
HDAT2 (Diagnostics and bad sector recovery)
MHDD Low-level Diagnostics
Bootable Hitachi Drive Fitness Test Floppy or CD Image (works on most drives)

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:

TachTech
BleepingComputer
 

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It all started when I was defragging last night. I got a couple BSOD's while doing the defrag but idiotically I just ignored them, restarted my pc and continued to defrag. After the third BSOD restart is where I died inside. When starting my pc, after the Windows XP loading screen it goes to a black screen and stays there. I try to go into safe mode but it freezes when loading drivers. I tried to do a repair with the Windows XP Setup CD but after it loads the drivers it goes to a BSOD with the following STOP message 0x0000007B. I've searched online for help and have used many utility cd's and diagnostic tools with no success (P.S. one of the utilities is a live cd and it BSOD's when starting up). There's nothing wrong with the RAM or Hard Drive, the partition table and boot sector are fine, the MBR and MFT are fine. I plugged my HDD into another computer as a secondary drive and I can explore the contents of my HDD (while using the primary drive in that computer). I suspect there may be a problem with a controller because I put a backup hard drive in my computer and tried installing Windows XP but I get the BSOD again; it's really weird because I used a SATA connection for my original drive and an IDE connection on my backup drive (is this a northbridge/southbridge issue?!). Is there any way to fix this (preferably without formatting or buying any new parts)?! And if there really is something wrong with a part and/or controller, why did none of the diagnostic tools recognize ... Read more

A:Can't use pc anymore?!?!

well there is a technical way but I doubt you're up for because it uses linux however, a simple way is to reinstall the version of windows but without formatting the harddrive this should fix the issue. you will gain access to the computer as if it were normal you can backup your documents, music, etc. and then reformat the computer.

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I had auto update on but just to notify me when updates were ready. Im Pretty sure i hit download when updates avalible box came up when i booted. After that nothing happend it didnt download it or ask me to install it.
~i tried schelduling auto update at a time but never cheaks for the updates. ive trieded setting it to cheack for updates everyday but never has.
Ive been to microsofts update site and only works if auto update is enabled..could someone PLEASE help me


HOME EDITION

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Hi.. My USB drive stopped showing up in 'my computer' after a recent update I guess.... What do I do to get anything back from it??

WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB

Thanx folks...

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O.K. This is the third time I've typed this and I'm now beyond Pi...mad.
Here's my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:25:40 PM, on 10/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ron\LOCALS~1\Temp\~AceTemp\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://iwon.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
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A:I can't take it anymore

Use TaskManager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) to end these processes (if applicable):

cashback.exe

nls.exe

bargains.exe

exdl2.exe
Go to add or remove programs and uninstall BargainBuddy (may also be named CashBack or NaviSearch)

Restart your computer and post another log.
 

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My computer is virtually useless when using the internet. I have no idea how or what happened but I can no longer exit out of internet explorer without using ctrl+alt+delete. Also I am having pop-ups nonstop. I do spybot, ad-aware, and McAfee virus scans....nothing is ever fixed. One more thing I am finding all sorts of wierd files named "tfypnk", "rqyokv", "rundll32", and "ap9h4qmo". Please help me, thanks in advance. Here is my Hijack log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:49:26 PM, on 2/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winupdt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsxsvc\wsxsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmss\vmss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wintask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
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A:I can't take this anymore!

Anybody?
 

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Hi guys,
Im running windows vista and its running slow, i get virus alerts from avast antivirus every 10 minutes or so but when deleted it obviously is coming straight back. iv ran a few anti-spyware programs with no luck so im asking for some expert advice.
Thanks in advance!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:00:23, on 15/04/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\soundman.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Windows\explorer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

A:I cant take it anymore...

great!....anybody....?

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I have XP Home and I recently updated Explorer to 7. I can't ftp anymore. When Internet Explorer checks my connection, everything is OK except my ftp. Where can I find a box to check or uncheck to solve this problem?
 

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Hi, i got a weird problem:

one peacefull day the computer rebooted by its own, and then i can't get access to any FTP (wich i've been using before the restart).
Some days ago It also happened, i tried everything (virus scan, spyware, reconfiguration...) and the only solution was a reformat, but this time i cannot consider it.

I'm using Windows XP SP2, with all updates.
Here's my HijackThis 2.0.2 log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:44:38, on 10/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distill... Read more

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Hello, I was giving my computer a general tidy up and it somehow caught WIN32\Gaelicum.A. This prevented me from doing anything but accessing safe mode. So i followed a couple of guides and through safe mode managed to remove the virus.
Overjoyed, I rebooted to normal mode and proceeded to log in. However after entering my password and attempting to log in i was logged straight out without so much as seeing my desktop. I also tried pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del twice and trying to log in via administrator. However the same thing happened.
So I thought right something has been added to my startup folder to log me out as i log in so i went to safe mode to try and remove it in that. But the same thing happened in that.
In a last ditch attempt to remove the suspected script from my startup i loaded up my Ubuntu live CD and accessed the folder through that. Only to find it empty of everything but the desktop.ini file.
I should say i have XP Home and no XP install CD or recovery CD because my OS came installed on the laptop from the manufacturer. And the recovery partition is also corrupted somehow so i cant restore. Any ideas on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated as although I have all my important files backed up and i could use Ubuntu for most of my needs, I need access to XP as I am working on a project for school which needs to be completed by the start of term in august and there is no equivalent software available on Ubuntu.

TIA,
Michael
 

A:Can't Log In to XP anymore

Hi and welcome

Sorry for delay. we're quite busy here.

Bad news I'm afraid....

Win32/Gaelicum.A is a nasty file infector. It is also network aware and can spread to other machines on the network.
Even though your antivirus program detects it and can quarentine/heal some of the files it will be near impossible to clean up entirely.

I suggest to take this machine off the network entirely untill you can either clean it or you re-install everything. Your other machines should be thourally checked by a couple good virus scanners too.

With a file infector such as this the only way I would trust the system is to do a full format/reinstall of your operating system and all your programs.
Even if antivirus can heal many; often the file is corrupted beyond repair and wont work after virus code is removed. You cannot even trust your antivirus program as parts of it will be infected as well.

I do not suggest backing up any of your programs because this virus looks for and infects all executables on all drives. Your backups will need to come from known good cds or dvds or re-downloaded from the internet.

Your documents, mp3s & pictures should be fine to back up.

Sophos description (they have different name)

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/w32tengaa.html

If you don't have the resorces to format/re-install we can try & fix but I cannot guarenty our success or system integrety afterward.

Wish I had a better answer...

Let me know your intentions on ... Read more

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Hi my name is Liryc and I'm new to this forum, and I am hoping that someone can really help me before I put a hammer to this computer cause its driving me insane. I have been having some problems with it. I recently found that I had a virtumonde virus on the computer, after speaking to the IT guys at my job they told me what to do to remove the pesky little problem. I thought that I did the right thing cause it started running instead of freezing on me when I turned it on. But what I realized is that now the computer is working alot slower than before. I ran Ad-Aware, and Spybot and they located some critical things on the computer. I also had a pop up about mdmcls32.exe. I checked on the computer to see what it was.. Found out that its a trojan. I'm just tired right now of all this crap. Can someone please help me. I've deleted some from the registry and I've ran Spybot more than 1 million times. Can someone please help me in fixing this problem. Here is my HJT log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:28:38 PM, on 11/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost... Read more

A:I Can't Take It Anymore

Hello Liryc,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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Hello,
I'm using Wins XP SP2. For some reason, I can't go from Start>Run any more since the RUN... (which is normallylocated right under SEARCH) has gone.

How do I bring it back on the list?

Much obliged,

DG
 

A:Can't RUN anymore

Right click taskbar, properties, startmenu tab, customize, advanced tab, under "startmenu items" find and check "run command", ok, ok.
 

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Hi there,

I have an old Dell XPS M1530 and wanted to salvage the hard drive, buy an enclosure and use it as an external hard drive. This is what i typed in:

select disk 0
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=ntfs quick

Do i need to do anymore? or can i just put it in an enclosure and use it as a hard drive? and will i have the 320 GB on the drive to use?

A:Do i need to do anymore?

I think you are OK.

But I'd go back into diskpart and look at the results.

Probably with these commands

List disk (should show disk 0)
Select disk 0
List part (should show partition 1)
Select part 1

Do you see a part 1 with the expected size?

If so, you are good to go, but you can always recheck in Windows Disk Management after you get it connected.

I'm not sure, but I don't think you have to assign a drive letter in diskpart.

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I don't know where to post this now. I have no clue anymore what is wrong with this system. With the money I have wasted into this thing I could have bought a top of the line gaming rig by now. But now its too late to just pull out and leave this thing alone.

Anyways suddenly I am getting this problem(problem number 156?).

This is how it started: I updated my video card drivers to the latest ATI drivers 9.12. I started playing the game DIRT2 for a couple hours. I finally closed down DIRT2 and suddenly I was getting this problem: The PC would get a split second freeze every couple of seconds. Along with this split second freeze is coupled with this High Pitched Looping sound like when a program locks up and you get that looping sound until you can close out the program. This freeze up is basically noticable in the form of the mouse freeze up for a split second, then it moves again and then split second freeze again.

Ok, that is just the start of the problems. I am also suddenly having random issues with connecting to the internet via my wireless. Before this problem occured I was able to connect flawlessly. My wireless adapter will be displayed as "Connected" as always but I cannot open a web browser page. My windows live was still connected for 10 minutes one time while I was trying to figure why I can't connect to firefox. Then suddenly windows live crashed!

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A:I know anymore!

When you look in Event Viewer, do you see any errors that might tell you what is faulting?

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Hopefully someone can help me out because I am a novice when it comes to computer skills. In the last few weeks or so my internet has been acting up and keeps crashing on me witha message reading that I have had some serious error and needs to close, allowing me to report it to microsoft. I ran AVG 8.0 (Free edition)and Spydot. They seemed like they got rid of things and everyone was going okay but my internet was still acting up.

Now, in the last few days that problem has gone away but I believe have malware on my computer. I keep getting pop ups from avg saying trojans like Vundo.FJ and BHO.HYT are on my computer and should be fixed, which AVG supposably does.

Currently, I keep getting new windows of internet explorer opening, kind of like popups, that I never did anything to that are from really random sites. I am not sure how that helps but I figured I would throw it in here.

From my little knowledge of computers I used "run" with msconfig and noticed that in my startup it says that I have these three things that I know should not be there. They are:
1. ruyopaku
2. tukuhegu
3. hagijifa or metadomo (It keeps changing between the two for some reason)
They are all rundll32.exe, whatever that means.

This is what I did to get rid of it, besides running my two spy programs, so hopefully I didn't screw anything up.
1. I used "run" an went to services.msc to stop Backgroudn Intelligence
2. I used "run" to look at the registery edit... Read more

A:Not sure what to do anymore!

Hi and welcome to BleepingComputer The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Result... Read more

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As the title says,

Where can I find XP these days?

I'm wanting to put it on the HTPC I'm building, simply because it's cheaper than Win7. Would prefer XP Pro for the IR support, but not neccesary. I'm working with a hauppauge HVR-1600-MC, it supports XP SP2 up through 7x64, so it's just a matter of price....

I know i could find Vista dirt cheap, but i wouldn't want it for the same reason as the next guy.

At the same time, I don't know if the board (GA-MA78LMT-S2) is supported by XP?

A:Where to buy XP anymore?

It is very expensive as it stands.

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2: Amazon.co.uk: Software

Just type into google 'Buy XP pro' thousands of options.

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Hi Guys,Sorry to come and plee for help but I'm afraid I am with no other solutionP4 running XP2 proffesional, constantly updated AVG and Microsoft Anti-spyWhen I booted my machine on Monday morning the display was all wrong, the red cross to close programmes down was corrupt and icons where stretching every now again. First through device manager, would not let me in.Search for files or folders will not work.Start getting message about c:\documents and settings local user blah blah se.dllUpdated and ran avg deleted se.dllweb started loading about:blankCoulld not go to ANY websites that had forums or support or knowledge base.Used the internet at work (whicH I don't like doing, ok I do but I don't like loosing my job) and found out about removing se.dll manually using the registry etc., worked fine, se.dll now removed but all of the symptons are still the same bar my browser doesnt go to about:blank anymore but still will not open forums etc., It's a complete nightmare, I have to be quick on here as I can't access forums at home and work ends soon, so if anyone is SO KIND I'd really appreciate if you could e-mail any advice about what to do next to <removed> as well as posting on here, I can check for the next hour!Many thanks and sorry for being lame,MarkEmail removed to prevent spambot harvesting~g

A:Don't know what to do anymore

Welcome lornaboy to Bleeping Computer.You are not being lame, just infected.You may need to use the computer at work again. Download the needed programs to a disk and copy them to the infected computer.Download CW-Shredder at the link below:http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWShredder.exeDon't run it yet!***Download 'SpSeHjfix' to the desktop.Rightclick a blank part of the desktop and select new folder, call it ?spfix?.Unzip the file into that folder. Don't run it yet.***Please download the latest version of HiJack This. Click here to download the latest version (1.99.1). Please save it in a permanent folder (such as C:\HJT). This is to ensure that backups are saved and accessible in the event you should need it. Follow the instructions below if you are unsure how to save it in a permanent folder:1.) Click on the link to download HiJackThis.exe.2.) When it pulls up the box (for you to pick a location to save the file), click on the pulldown menu and select "[C:]".3.) Click on the button to "create new folder" and name the folder HiJackThis4.) Double click on the folder you just made (to go into the folder) and click "save" on the bottom of the box.***Disconnect from the net and Close ALL OPEN PROGRAMS.Run 'SpSeHjfix' and click on "Start Disinfection".When it's finished it will reboot your computer to finish the cleaning process.The tool creates a log of the fix which will appear in the folder.If it doesn't find any of the SE files or... Read more

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Hi all ,just wondering if the reason i cant reinstall my W7 64bit HP from my USB is because i had deleted the 100mb partition??
Which contains boot files and other needed files(i think)

i tried three attempts but all failed
finally i did a clean install from the dvd and it worked

The fail said
Failure to find system partition???

And if so ,why didnt a clean install make another 100mb partition when i reinstalled it??

thanks

A:Cant reinstall from USB anymore??

I just recently did a clean install of Home Premium x64. I deleted the 100 mb hidden partition and my windows 7 system partition C, while leaving my second data partition D alone. Windows 7 rebuilt the 100 mb hidden partition all on its own along with the primary C partition. I initially told it to use all of the unallocated space and it prompted me that it might have to create the 100 mb hidden system partition, and it did create it. My disk structure is exactly the way it was before I started.

EDIT: I did the above install from a USB thumb drive and deleted the above mentioned partitions during the install process. I've also done USB thumb drive installs to a new empty hard drive without problems. I've done it partitioning the drive, and just leaving it whole, and the 100 mb hidden partition was created each time. I don't know what happened in your case, something must have glitched during your install.

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A great-aunt of mine has been having lots of problems recently with accessing the internet. She can connect to it OK, by dial-up, but is then bombarded with pop-ups offering her extremely inappropriate services . A number of strange icons have appeared on her desktop too.

I have run Spybot - S&D and Ad-Aware but the problem still appears to be there.

Below is a copy of the HijackThis log from her computer. I'd be very grateful if someone could have a look at it and let me know if there is anything suspicious in it.

Thanks
 

A:Can't use internet anymore!!

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There is a website which has a counter on total number of people living in the world and gives you also the possibilities to add more stuff to it, like death through crimes, babies born etc etc etc.. I have looked and searched but can not fnd it anymore

A:Can't Find It Anymore

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_populationhttp://members.aol.com/bowermanb/population.htmlI can't/haven't found a site such as you refer to... yet.//Edit: Watch the numbers roll over here. http://www.worldometers.info/

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This is somewhat old, I should have posted it here... well, maybe a month or so ago.

In the end of the last year, I had some issues with the computer, so I posted about it at one of the other forums like this that you can find online. I got help, ran a few antimalware programs, HijackThis etc. One of these programs were ComboFix.

In the beginning, ComboFix worked alright. But it messed up the computer in various ways, which (I think) is supposed to be fixed when . But when ComboFix was to be unistalled, supposedly restoring the messed-up stuff back to normal, ComboFix stopped working normally just showing error messages, claiming that it didn't work with Vista (even though it did before). I tried to re-download it as instructed, but to no avail. I can't run ComboFix at all anymore. The helper said in December 31 that he would contact the creator of ComboFix and be back within "a few days". Now all of January and half of February have passed, and no response yet. I'm strongly suspecting he will not be back. I checked the thread today, and nope, no response.

In essence, this means I'm stuck with the computer partly messed up. What is visible is that I can't see my background (nor select one either), it's just black. In addition, thumbnails aren't working either, and images in folders have no icon (though if you click on them, you can see them without problems just a text piece below where the image is supposed to be. And these are the visible problems. Maybe there ... Read more

A:ComboFix can't be run anymore

I will alert a mod about this.

Please post the link to the topic on the other forum.

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This is the computer I use in my music room. I use it mainly for recording music in my home studio. I also have internet access on it. Startup has become superslow and lately everything has slowed and other problems are occurring now. (things shutting down , computer just hanging, etc.) I think I'm probably loaded with spyware. I'll include my HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:02:59 PM, on 10/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Privacy Service\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Privacy Service\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
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A:This is not the same machine anymore.

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I had a problem a while back because of malware which meant I couldnt use any USB ports and my computer completely became redundant.

This problem meant I couldnt connect to the internet, and couldnt come to the Tech Support Forum for help, so a friend of mine had the idea to partition the C drive into C & E, E being the old problematic drive and C the new part.

This allowed me then to connect to the internet via the C drive so I coudl get to the HJT forum to get help, and as expected the forum helped me out.

Now I wont to clear that E drive away, leavingme with just the c drive, as I think Ive got everything I need from there now and placed on my now C drive.

Can somebody help me do this, and if there anything I can do with a scan to help you identify things first that isnt a problem at all.

Whilst getting help this time around, a professional in the HJT section mentioned I had a double boot system, this is new to me and just thought id mention it just in case it mattered.

Thanks

Lee

A:No need for E dive anymore

Hi Lee !

Right-click my computer => manage => disk management. Expand the window and post a screenshot of it here. To post a screenshot press the print screen key, go to start => all programs => accessories => paint, click edit => paste, then save as .jpg. Attach the image file to your next post using the manage attachments button from the advanced mode.

Then open windows explorer, navigate to c:, go to tools => folder options => view. Check "show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "hide protected operating system files" and "hide extensions for known file types". Double-click the boot.ini file (or open it in notepad) and copy/paste its content here.

Before we proceed further be warned that it can be risky to merge 2 partitions (C and E) when one of them (C) holds the system. If something goes bad you can lose all the files that are on one or those partitions and you may even end up with a non-bootable computer. I would advise that you backup all your valuable data on CD's and make sure you have your install disk ready just in case.

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Hello , I have a problem whit my notebook , Windows was not working properly so did I the Recovery Manager , ther was somthing not right , I got message "Restore incomplete" , I still only reserved this message I dont come back into the system . When HP System Recovery DVD used than this does not work also , get notified : "this computer is not supported by the System Recovery Media, You will not be able to continue to recover this system with these Media . Error: 0130-ABA-ABH" . What can I do to fix my computer ?

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Hi

If anyone could help it would be much appreciated

I started having problems over a month ago, where for some reason Flash player stopped working in my web browser, Fire Fox and IE i managed to fix this problem after a while but now im having other problems, it seems most programs i download now wont install they get to a certan point and then various error messages pop up depending on what im trying to install, im quiet clued up on sites i visit so cant see how ive managed to get some virus or malware and im using avast with latest updates and its not found anything its really bugging me now. below is a hijack this report can anyone see anything dodgy in there and bare in mind when i ran hijack this i got some messages pop up

"unexpected error modregistry_IniGetString(sFile=system.ini, sSection=boot, sValue=Shell) error #5 invalid procedure

windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1906"

"unexpected error modregistry_IniGetString(sFile=win.ini, sSection=windows, sValue=load) error #5 invalid procedure

windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1906

after those messages the report then generates

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:43:44, on 14/04/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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A:Nothing will install anymore

The fact that Utorrent is in the list could explain why you are having troubles.
That is where viruses and things can come from.

Please open a command prompt by right clicking and choose
Run as Administrator
type sfc /scannow<enter>

This will check and fix the integrity of you system files.

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could you please tell me why my computer will not burn cd's anymore

A:cant burn cd's anymore

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Could you please look this over
http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...formation.html

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As the title asks, anyone still use it?
 
Or are all the "killer" tools, rogue, adw, JWT, etc, the way to do things today?
Was just curious about HJT, since it doesn't seem to be thrown around in discussions anymore - so it seems.
 
Thanks.

A:Does anyone use HiJack this anymore?

Why we no longer ask for HijackThis logs... HijackThis only scans certain areas of a computer's system/registry to help diagnose the presence of undetected malware in known hiding places. Given the sophistication of malware hiding techniques used by attackers in today's environment, HijackThis is limited in its ability to detect infection and generate a report outside these known hiding places. This limitation has made its usefulness nearly obsolete since a HijackThis log cannot reveal all the malware residing on a computer. As such, HijackThis has been replaced by other preferred tools like DDS, OTL, Zoek and RSIT that provide comprehensive logs with specific details about more areas of a computer's system, files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection.Unless you know how to read and analyze logs from DDS, OTL, Zoek or RSIT there's no point in downloading and using them. If those tools are needed for a malware infection you should seek assistance from an expert who will advise you accordingly. Like HijackThis, these are powerful tools which rely on trained experts to interpret the log entries, determine what needs to be fixed and plan a strategy for disinfection. Using such tools requires advanced knowledge about the Windows Operating System and can cause system damage if used incorrectly. If you do not have advanced knowledge about computers or training in the use of these tools, you should NOT attempt to use them or fix anything without... Read more

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Hello. I have not been able to log into any of my password protected sites in the last few weeks. My username and passwords do not work on my laptop (Windows 98) but they all work fine on my PC. Any suggestions?
 

A:Cannot use my passwords anymore!

Run your anti virus and spyware programmes to clean your pc.
good luck
 

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My Bookoncd will not run anymore cd is not scratched it still works on other computers here is the error: AppName: bookoncd.exe AppVer: 1.52.0.0 ModName: unknown
ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 01571040 here is the hijack this tx file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:00:32 PM, on 4/5/2010
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.5.0.127\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\2.0.2.547\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\IOGear\ION\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\My Downloads\ProcessMonitor\Procmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\2.0.2.547\ccSvcHst.exe
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In the last month or so I can't get to certain sites that I used to be able get to anymore. All i get is a white screen. I am running windows xp pro. I am also running spybot and adaware and avgfree. all my pics are stuck in photobucket and i can't get to fatwallet.com for free stuff and a few other site too. help please.
this is my hijack this report if it helps. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:00:06 AM, on 12/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\MIMAHA~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\_VWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mimahairball48\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VEBLLETB\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

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A:I can't get to certain sites anymore. help

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Hello... I get a BSOD allmost everday .. first i thougt i was my memory modules ( ram ) so i got me a some from a buddy , but it was the same problem , then he told me to change my HDD , so i did that and after 1 days the same problem came ( BSOD ) so now i dont know what to do , so i hope u can help me out...
Windows 7 ultimate x 64 , full retail , my system is about 3 years old , but my GX card is only 1 year.
If yoy need to know more plz tell me.

A:BSOD every day , cant take it anymore

These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have raid update its Driver.

Memtest.





Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver verifier






Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you... Read more

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Yesterday I discovered that my webcam is no longer listed as a device on my pc. Then my cd/dvd player. When I try to log into my Facebook page, my pc beeps once and the tab reads "Redirecting" and I'm brought back to login page. I tried a registry cleaner from Cyberdefender but didn't complete the installation because the "tech support professional" couldn't get the install to work without another very costly technician doing the job (bait and switch?). I've cleaned up programs that I no longer use, I've run my Norton 360 and only found tracking cookies. Spybot didn't turn up anything either. The HJT log is attached. I'm stumped. Thanks for your help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:22:48 AM, on 3/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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Since I installed Microsoft usb Wheel Mouse Optical I can't pan with the mouse wheel button any more.This mainly affects me in using Autocad but the problem is also evident in other Windows applications.For example in My Documents/My Pictures I used to be able to pan the images around by pressing the mouse wheel button, now I can't.In both this and autocad I just get a weird double headed arrow within a circle, moving the mouse scrolls the page up or down vertically but wont pan.Its really odd.
I guess its a driver thing, but in control panel/system/device manager/mouse I get a whole list of driver files for the mouse,How do I know which one is 'active'?Or, how does Windows know which one to use?I tried reinstalling drivers for the mouse from a Windows 98se disc but now I appear to have 2 hid compliant mice instead of one, each with a load of driver files and I still can't pan.It wouldnt matter but in Autocad its its a real bugbear.There are no solutions that work on the autodesk website. Im using Windows Me.....any ideas anyone?Thanks.
Oh, my old non optical usb mouse and PS2 mouse now exhibit the fault,so I cant go back.....
 

A:Can't pan with mouse anymore...

Have you checked what options are available in Control Panel>Mouse to see what options are available with that particular mouse/drivers?

MBN
 

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I was able to run this fine until today for some reason now every time I try to start it, it gives me this error:
c:\program files (x86)\Mozilla firefox\firefox.exe is not a valid win 32 application

A:Cant run firefox anymore...

heirthos

When you right click on the Firefox shortcut on the desktop and choose Properties . On the first tab General what does it say on the Target section ?

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Recently everything stopped updating properly. The Windows Update when it tries to update will always stay at 0% and will never progress any further. It is also the same with the Micosoft Security Essentials that came with the computer it won't update anymore. Can anyone help me?

A:Nothing will Update anymore

How do I reset Windows Update components&#63;
Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2
Cannot Update Windows using Windows Update

Try these one should get you working, again.

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once I'have burnt a cd, but now I can only read the audio cd. I can't burn it or delete files of it. Now I want to put files on it (no audio files).

already ty
 

A:can't write a cd anymore

If the CD was finalized, then there is no more writing you can do to it. And by default I belive all Audio CD's are finalized so they can be played in a CD player.

You'll have to create a new CD with all the old files, as well as the new ones.

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

Would you please take a few moments to read the following. It will help to make your Techspot experience a more pleasurable one.

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Same problem with an inspiron coincidentally.

The firewall (kerio) shows info going in and out.

Both firefox and expl give page not found.

The only time I saw this was when my firewall was blocking communication.

I turned off kerio, and even uninstalled, and even know that sometimes registry stuff from firewalls still linger. Had that problem with Norton in the past.

I can't get anything on the net when I'm off line though.

Any other troubleshooting ideas for an offline laptop?

I can't ping either. When I do the ipconfig, it flashes for a sec and disappears.

and I'm using 2k, so no sys restore.
 

A:Can't get online anymore

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Suddenly my c.d.'s do not load anymore. Not in Windows Media, nor in my PCDJ, etc. When I restart the individual programs the c.d. loads, but only once. (after which I have to restart again if I want to hear a new c.d.

Only my Real Player works partly. It also does not automatically reload new c.d.'s but if I manually delete the playlist and then press Play again it works. But this is not normal I reckon...

Can somebody tell me what the matter can be? (It's not as simple as to click automatic playing via computer - c.d. ROM device etc.)

A:c.d.'s do not load anymore....

Hi paulvangelder

. . . and Welcome to the Tech Support Forums.

Several things to check:
(You've already taken a good first step: you already checked on the "Autorun" setting for your drive)
1) If you can, borrow another CD (or DVD) drive (an external is a quick troubleshooter for this sort of thing). If everything suddenly works just fine with a different drive, it's possible that the drive had become faulty. (Could be something as simple as the lens needing cleaning, or the unit could be failing).
2) If the problem just recently started (and trying a different CD-drive doesn't help), try a System Restore, using a restore point from when the CDs were playing OK.
3) If neither of these work - make sure it's not malware corrupting system files (scan in both Safe Mode and Normal, and use as thorough settings as possible. If you find an infection, try the 5-Step Security Checklist here at TSF http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968)
4) If the system scans clean, try uninstalling Windows Media Player.
5) Run a Registry Cleaner (I recommend CCleaner http://www.download.com/CCleaner/300...ml?tag=lst-0-1)
6) Disable any "Download Manager" software you might have, and download a fresh copy of Windows Media Player (you can do this in Windows Update -- which is a good idea anyway, since you should also check for Security Updates while you're there).
7) Install Windows Media Player & test to see if it plays CDs OK now. Then ... Read more

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Okay, so here's the deal. This afternoon, I started doing backups, because i was going to reformat, as well as switch from Vista back to XP. It was taking a while (I have lots of games) so I switched the ethernet cable that was going in the modem from the one that goes into computer 1 (mine) to the one from computer 2, so my dad could use the internet. When I was done, I plugged mine back in, but the internet wasn't working. Oh well, I thought, maybe it'll work when I reformat.

Blablabla, I reformat and install XP. But now the internet still won't work. I've tried with two different cables, plus the one that computer 2 uses. When the modem is connected to my computer, the lights for "Power" and "DSL" come on, but not "Ethernet" and a flashing "Activity", like it does when it's connected to the 2nd computer. I'm pretty sure this means it's just not connected to the computer (#1)... Except it is.

Since it's not something with the cables, and the modem works fine for the 2nd computer, what exactly could be the problem? I have a new motherboard. I got it like a week or two ago. Plus it was working even today.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Can't connect anymore

Did you install the drivers for the new motherboard?

Courtney
 

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Used to be I was able to install a cd and it would prompt me to choose what to do with the cd, now it won't ask me anymore. I checked cd (drive) properties and it is still checked for "prompt me...". (see "registry problem cd drive...").

I did a google search and ended up checking my registry.

The first thing I noticed was this entry = see "registry editor snap1.txt"
and "registry editor snapshot 090406.jpg".

Then i copied and pasted the text file name (see "registry editor snap1.txt" into "Google" and got no results.

Then clicked on that 1st entry in with all the weird symbols and got this = (see registry unknown file.pdf).

Then clicked http://autorun.moonvalley.com/enable.htm .

It appears I need to change my registry and delete this funky file in the editor (mentioned earlier).

I don't have a backup of the registry. I need help with how to go about getting this problem resolved.

Maybe I am on the wrong track all-together.

Bewildered,

Brad

A:cd's won't autorun anymore

Do a System Restore.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop on Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2004. Lately burning DVD's/CD's is increasingly failing, to the point now its near 100% of the time. With Burn at once/ashampoo it usually says its burnt but theres nothing on the CD. With Nero I get a more full message which follows. Any tests, troubleshooting, tips, things to run etc. please do help me out, I'm noting this in hardware as its not software specific actually really the laptop has an issue with burning, and also, the below Nero report says theres a power calibration error:

yakiki

5C80001080000000005666878691

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Core\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.74, size=164112 bytes, created 02/11/2004 13:54:32

NT-SPTI used
Nero Version: 7.0.0.0 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-820S>Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-820S >Version: 1.00 - HA 1 TA 0 - 7.0.0.0
Adapter driver: <IDE> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : HTS548080M9AT00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-820S atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: Off

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-820S D: CDRom0
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 74448896 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
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A:Cant burn CD/DVD's anymore

Power calibration errors are generally a sign of poor or incompatable media, however it could also be that you are trying to write to the media too fast.

I note it's CD-RW media according to the log, at 8x speed. That is the absolute maximum (8x) for the drive using CD-RW, not a good test.

Try lower speeds, it appears that you have also deselected the maximum speed sensing, that could prevent writing too fast.
 

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Trying to post to Newsgroup i get the following error:


Windows Mail could not post your message. Subject 'testing', Account: '202.177.16.121', Server: '202.177.16.121', Protocol: NNTP, Port: 119, Secure(SSL): No, Error Number: 0x800C006F

A:Can't post anymore

What did the group administrator have to say?

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So I can got a virus and it continue to screw up my computer so I reformatted and now after reformatting I cant multitask anymore. I used to be able to have world of warcraft run in the background as i played call of duty and now I cant. Any suggestions?

A:Cant Multitask anymore

Quote:




I used to be able to have world of warcraft run in the background as i played call of duty




Now thats a multitasking computer....

Did you reinstall the right version of Windows? 32-bit or 64-bit

Also, does it give an error or the other program just doesn't open?

Third, is it just for these two games (little bit harder for a computer to run two games...) or with any program (your internet browser and let's say Microsoft word or something...)

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I have 3 computers networked through an SMC Barricade router which is in turn hooked to a cable modem. (The router assigns each one a unique IP add. using DHCP) All three can access the Internet with no problem. the last time I tried to view the shared folders, all of a sudden none of the computers can see any of the others, Two are running Win XP home SP2. One of them must use Win 98 because it wouldn't take XP. I have installed Trend Micro Internet security an them, but have it configured for home local area network. On two of them I'm running Trojan Hunter. They all have spyware blaster running in the background. I don't know when the blindness problem occurred because I haven't tried to go to My network places since August. Everything was OK then. I have made sure all three are in the same workgroup.
 

A:can't see other computers anymore

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting works fine so there is no need to change that either.
 

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I recently uninstalled a bunch of unused programs from my Win XP and I may have done something wrong. Now the DVD does not play anymore and I get the error message "The file does not have a program assocaited with it to perform this action."
Please Help

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Last night while using my computer, the video froze, but I was still able to use move the mouse pointer on the screen. The computer would not respond to any keyboard commands, ctrl-alt-del resulted in the "starting application" cursor ("arrow+hourglass") for about 1 second.
After a minute or so, the system just powered off. Pushing the power button had no effect.
I noticed that the fan in the power supply was still spinning. I unplugged the PC, plugged it back in, and the power light came on, fans spun up --- and then it powered down again, again with the power supply fan spinning. It contued to spin for 30-45 seconds.
It remains in that state. The power switch has no effect at all unless the machine is unplugged, then it will provide power for .5 seconds or so.

Enermax EG701AX-VE-SFMA Noisetaker 600W Power Supply
Asus P5WD2 Premium Motherboard
Intel Pentium D Processor 830 3.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
ATI Radeon X850 Pro PCI Express
1 Plextor PX-740A 16X DVD R/RW CD-R/RW
1 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB SATA 7200 RPM
1 Western Digital 200GB PATA 7200 RPM
1 3.5" Floppy
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu Coller
2 120mm case fans (Bottom front, top rear)
1 80mm case fan top vent
40mm fan behind each harddisk

Any ideas???
Thanks
 

A:PC Won't power up anymore

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Well, I thought I might actually try my hand at installing my Windows 7 x64 Pro student upgrade from Digital River finally today after I found the iso.

All has gone to hell.

First, I tried installing 7 to a second drive then activating it. Got the whole this license is for upgrades not clean installs.

So, I try some of the workarounds, which just ended up blue screening my computer and could no longer boot and a repair did nothing.

I tried installing 7 over my Vista install on the other Hard Drive, it failed during install and I had a half done 7 install on my Vista, which screwed up my MBR.

I tried reinstalling vista then installing 7 again (Note this is Vista 32bt HP to W7 64bit Pro, so no upgrades). Vista would just blue screen during install, each time I tried it would give a different error.

Now, I have two blank drives, so I try installing 7 back onto it like I had before, now the install fails every time with the error oxC0000005 in the installing features phase.

Seems that I am SOL?

This is a computer that has been running fine for the past year and never blue screened.

A:Can't install anything anymore.

If the registry edit workaround to clean install Win7 upgrade is failing, it may have been incorrectly done which could also cause the bluescreen.

Boot from your Win7 installer and wipe the HDD using Custom>Advanced tools, then if necessary install without giving key - It might take the key when booting from installer since regedits would only affect the OS and you are no longer in the OS>

When you get to the desktop, if it has refused your key up to this point, run a repair (Upgrade) install over your new install from the desktop, which will allow you to give key and activate when online.

Here is the way to burn the student download if you haven't already: Make bootable iso from student d/l

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Okay, got home and the boys computer was acting up. Ran virus scan, Adaware and Spybot (latest versions). Found a LOT of nasty things on here. After all is done, here is the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:29:15 PM, on 2/3/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cba\pds.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cba\xfr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\dpps2.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\WINNT\72i795uc.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.1\update.exe
C:\Program Files\Panicware\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://rd.yahoo.com/customize/sbcydsl/defaults/*http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
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A:HJT - Not a Rookie anymore...

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Hello,

My custom built desktop PC always worked without problems.

Recently, it started rebooting after some time of inactivity (without a BSOD) and then it wouldn't start, saying that the hard drive was invalid. I had to cold boot it in order to properly start Windows.

I assumed that there was a problem with my SSD and decided to install Windows 7 from fresh. When I removed all the partitions, the motherboard stopped recognising the SSD: it would hang in the BIOS detection process. I tried the SSD on my laptop and it worked fine. Puzzling! I assumed that for some reason the motherboard stopped being nice to the SSD...

I decided to use a spare laptop HDD that I had and install it on the desktop PC. Windows 7 installed fine but now, when I send my PC to sleep, it fails to wake-up properly and always says that Windows didn't shutdown properly, and does a clean start. Hibernation works fine, though.

Might this be an indication that the motherboard had better days and might be giving up? It's 8 years old, but it's still provides the performance I need.

Does any of you have an idea of what might be going on?

Thank you!

AP

A:PC not able to sleep anymore

I would try going to the support site for your motherboard and re-download the latest chipset drivers. Because chipset drivers basically tell the mb to detect what type of hardware is connected to it. So give that a shot and see if it works for ya. if not post back.

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I loaded 7 about 4 months ago, fine no problem, got all updates, was genuine with key that was entered, two days ago, got the popups and not genuine watermark, does microsoft change keys for authenticity? Never had this problem with xp or vista.

A:key not valid anymore

Welcome

A few weeks ago MS began a new verification process, it may have bugs, and your notification may not be correct. On the other hand there may be an actual problem with your activation. Call the MS center to be sure.

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/e...n-centers.aspx

Without knowing the facts it is impossible to give more information. Did you buy your OS from a reputable dealer or from an individual etc. In any event a call will be your solution. With the number that I gave you, the opportunity will present itself to input your key number with a touch tone phone. It may be activated immediately, if a problem does exsist a rep will talk to you. They are REALLY, known for their professionalism and help.

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Just played around a tad with my newly installed Windows 7 and now I can't create new libraries anymore: pressing on the New library button gives no result; after right-clicking on the Libraries icon in the Navigator and selecting New I see the greyed out (Empty). What could be the matter? Is there any way to restore the lost functiionality?

A:Can't add new libraries anymore

System Restore back to when it worked....easy.

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My girlfriend bought an HP dv4 from best buy 2.5 years ago and she had to take it in for repair (she bought the geeksquad repair service) they replaced her hd with a "refurbished" one everything was ok for a few months until the plan expired but she renewed it but none of the service's she had done moved to the new plan, they scanned everything and said it was a software issue which all she had to do was run the rollback discs which i also did and the installation was done correctly and i updated all the drivers (geeksquad wanted to charge 275 to do this), anyway skip to today for the past few months she's been getting a blue screen error and her computer restarts i have scanned for virus's cleaned it out and still does it, im out of options at this point. ive done everything also the computer tends to run hot. any ideas or suggestions would help, i dont trust geek squad anymore and we cancelled the extra year she bought.

A:Help!!! i dont know what to do anymore

Go here http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html
and follow all instructions download all tools if need be to another computer copy and paste them to a thumb drive and run them on the pc with the issues.

Then proceed to the next steps. Be patient these people can get really busy helping others someone will help you.

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Hi there,

A question that has probably been asked about a USB joystick more times than you have shook a stick, why would one not be recognised by xp professional, a logitech extreme, I have the software, I loaded the current version from logitech web site etc, unloaded the software, reloaded it etc, no joy.

Am I just going to have to resolve myself to the fact the thing will just not work, or is it the registry may be at fault etc.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

phil
 

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All of a sudden I am not the administrator anymore when I try to upgrade software on my Lenovo Windows 7 laptop. How am I not the administrator?
I have software installed on my c drive in users but it says I do not have administrator rights and to sign in under that, but I sign in as me and don't even have a password for administrator.

A:Not the administrator anymore

Right click on the software that you are trying to install then select "Run as Administrator" this is a security measure in Windows Vista/7 to help prevent harm, and virus to your system.

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Some of my Cd's have suddenly refused to open on my system, they are all my own burnt copies of Jpeg images, some are ok others not! I have tried them in the DVD & Cd Rom Drives.
I have cleaned the drive and discs, my system tries to read the cd's, which causes all other programmes to freeze, I can't get into 'my computer' or 'run' mode, it all locks up until I eject?
I have tried one of the Cd's on another PC, and it works fine.
Has anyone any suggestions please?
The only recent changes to my Pc are tweaks to enable Microsoft Combat Flight sim to work better, could this have caused this problem?
My System:
HP 750uk. 1.6GHz P4, running Windows XP
HP CD R/W & DVD

Thank you
 

A:cd's won't read anymore!

The devil is always in the details.

CDR or RW? Did you use mastering software or packet writing (did you format the CDs)? What software? Data? Audio? Video? Any difference in content, recording method or CD type between the ones that will read and the ones that wont?
 

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Can anybody help please? After putting my pc into sleep mode while still logged into a multiplayer game site and returning approx 4 hours later i can no longer accsess the internet. I have 2 browsers installed on my pc- internet explorer and mozzilla firefox. My pc is connected via network cards to the host pc which uses a cable modem. Nothing has been unplugged or any settings changed on either pc and the host pc can still access the internet. i was using mozilla firefox browser at the time. Both pc,s use windowsXP. I tried system restore but it hasn't fixed it. What on earth could of happened, everything was fine then a few hours later no internet...any help would be extremely appreciated...thanks in advance.

Mr Jones
 

A:cant get online anymore

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I apologize as I seem to not know what some of the things I have on my system are, and what I need. Could someone help me work through this process? I asked for some help a few weeks ago into uninstalling Turbo Tax, but never was able to uninstall it. I would appreciate someone helping me if possible.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:59:11 AM, on 5/2/04
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\ACSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WSLOADER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\KEYBOARD\TYPE32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\WT\UPDATER\WCMDMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\VIEWPOINT MANAGER\VIEWMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSWORKS\CALENDAR\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0A\WAOL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 9.0A\SHELLMON.EXE
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A:what programs do I not need anymore?

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So I've been seeing this Get Rich Quick Scheme flying all over the place. I searched "The Net" for about an hour searching for some indication that it is a scam and haven't been able to find out. If you Yahoo search this string with the quotes around it "After all, we could all use some extra income, no matter what we do! How does $20,000 in two weeks sound?" you get tons of pages referring to this Get Rich Quick Scheme.
Click here to show the first search.
Click here to show the second search.

You can't search for "PayPal Scam" because all kinds of other previous scams show up, and I can't go weeding through them all. I sent a message to PayPal security about it. They replied saying they will be investigating the matter. That was about a month ago, and I haven't heard from them (so I guess they're not going to keep me posted about their investigation :/).

I have no idea whether it's real (though I am still extremely doubtful)!!! But for lack of evidence that it is a scam, I'm posting this here. I know there's a bunch of smart people that might be able to shed some light. The best theories that I could come up with are... scammers are using this elaborate method to collect tons of legit e-mail addresses; or PayPal has set this up to collect enourmous numbers of bank accounts.

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A:Is it a scam or not?!? I can't tell anymore!!!

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Here is my problem. Back in '07 I bought a box set of DVD concerts. Got them home they played fine. This was on an XP-SP2 system using the nero of that year. XP crashed and I had to do a complete reload of the OS. Since then these DVDs do not work. I am now using Windows 7. The DVDs are DVD-9 region code PAL4. I have software[AnyDVD] that overcomes the region code but both my DVD drives won't even acknowledge the disks are there. I have a Samsung 16x dvd player model SD-616E and a Benq DVD/RW model LS DW1655. I am confused because I distictly remember watching these vid, its not like DVDs erase over time. Anything that can help is appreciated.
 

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Hi everyone

I need some serious help here

The story is a little long
3 weeks ago, I had my computer working, and suddenly, it stopped booting windows, not even the logo show on screen, also no error code or anything. I couldn't enter diagnostic or safe mode (just bios). I had to format and reinstall windows 8 because any restore options worked.

Then a week ago, again it stopped booting, no error code, no anything, but this time, it bothered me that just 2 weeks before happened the same, so I started checking everything, so I took my Hard Drive, and put it in another computer, and it worked with no problem, windows booted, just not in my computer.

I started to look for solutions, and one was to use the command bootrec /scanos, and i got suprised that no windows installation was found. Eventually I had to speak with Microsoft tech, and they said it was my components because they were old, and they actually are (8 years), but I wasn't convinced that was it.

Before getting Windows 8 Pro, I had installed Windows 8 release preview, and it worked for months with no problem.

I thought that of course the fulll version would be heavier for my pc, so I installed Windows 7 again (had it installed for years before w8 release preview).

And now the bad part

after a couple of hours having the W7 installed, it won't boot either.

The same symptoms from W8, windows won't boot, not even the logo shows, although, with a little difference, now it shows a "Missing ... Read more

A:pc won't boot anymore

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After a while time, and now I can't run FFSJ: The Fastest File Splitter and Joiner on my Win7 anymore.

Also, It doesn't display on Shell Context Menu too.

I tried to Open With the program and joint but my system doesn't recognize all kind of *.001 ; *__a files. Then I reinstalled that software but it doesn't make sense.

Now I don't know what I need to do to join these files and play in.

P/s: I also downloaded HJSplit ( similar software ) but it seem like my problem.

Can anyone help me fix this problem, please ?!?

A:Can't join *.001 anymore

If they are just a series of compressed archives, extremely popular with torrenting, WinRAR(which I see you have installed), or 7zip should also be able to extract the content back into its original state. Looking at the image you posted, I'd venture a guess that the archive was actually created with 7zip in the first place, judging by the portion of the file name that I can see.
*side note: generally upon creation these files are named in successive order so I'd be curious why you only have one file with a .003 ext which appears to be all alone without its .001 and .002 buddies.

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Hello. I have a problem with my PC. For some reason for about a year my PC can't wake up after it goes to sleep. I've reinstalled Windows 7, but on a newly installed, clean OS the problem still stays. On Windows 8.1(which I had only for a while because it was awful) it was the same. I'm not sure if it's a windows issue, hardware problem or something.
The thing is, sometimes my PC can't wake up. Not always, but it's very often. It goes to sleep well, but when I wan't to wake it up it starts, I can hear fans working, and then stops. Just like that, as if the power was cut off. Then it starts again and stops once more. And it goes like that forever. I have to unplug it from power and wait a bit, only then it starts, but from hibernation.

Does anyone knows how to fix that? Why does it do such a thing? I tried looking up google for such problems but most of them were of USB mouses/keyboard not waking up or actually waking up PC. I couldn't find my problem.

My PC:
Gigabyte P35-DS3
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
3072MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Windows 7 32-bit

A:PC can't wake up anymore.

It may be a power issue. Sleep is a low power state that holds all information in memory. If the power at any time is lost that information is gone and it's impossible to wake up.
Hibernation doesn't need power because it writes to disk.

I assume you have a desktop computer and are using Hybrid Sleep which can be useful in case of power outage. One option is to switch from Hybrid Sleep to Hibernate and you won't run into these problems anymore.

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Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. Open Display in Control Panel, and then lower your screen resolution and color quality settings. To view the DVD Troubleshooter, click More Information
...is the error message i receive when attempting to play a DVD. (other media playing software give similar errors)

i never used to have this problem and i have tried and failed to play dvds that previously worked in this machine!

i have tried all resolutions and colour settings like the error suggests but to no prevail.

i have a dell dimension 8400 with dvd rw which has worked perfectly for about 6months.

is it possible i have removed somehting that was needed to playback dvds? (the drive still works for audio and games etc)

Any ideas or suggestions ??!

thanks alot

peter
 

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I used to be able to read DVD's with either WMP or HP DVD play. HP DVD Play stopped working (Stopped opening actually, I could click on it as much as I wanted, nothing) so I deleted it. Today, I put a DVD in and open WMP but it says that I don't have a DVD decoder... Is there any way that I can get it back by doing something on the computer or I have to get a new one off a website ?

Thanks for the help
 

A:Can't read DVD's anymore

The decoder must have come with HP DVD Play, so reinstall that if you can. If not you can get VLC media player which is free and comes with a dvd decoder.
 

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Hello all.

I have an Asus L4L, and just today when I inserted a DVD into the drive, the usual spinning action took place but the film did not auto start.

I opened my DVD software and it showed no DVD Drive.
I looked in Windows My Computer and no DVD Drive was shown.
I looked in Device Manager and now there is no sign of a DVD Drive.
I clicked on Add/Remove hardware and it cannot find the DVD Drive.
Then I rebooted and looked in the BIOS and now the Drive is no longer there.

Is it time to replace the drive?

regards
 

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this just happened recently... my windows media player 11 won't play any dvd's... it pops up that i need to set screen res. and color resolutions.. what's up with this? Help anyone?
 

A:wmp won't play dvd's anymore?

If changing screen resolution and color depth doesn't help with anything try the VLC media player http://www.videolan.org/ as an alternate player. VLC-MP has its own Mpeg-2 decoder and doesn't use dierectshow so its likely to work where WMP doesn't.
 

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Someone has added programs, taken over my live account, added xbox account. They even block me and I can watch them type! Help!! I am not computer savvy!

A:It's not my computer anymore

i believe they can only do that while your online. do you have access to a different computer?, if so get off line with the one that is being hijacked..

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I used to be able to burn CDs just fine, and all of a sudden I wasn't able to anymore.
In windows media it says "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it."
Ahh, help!
 

A:Can't Burn CDs Anymore

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I have 2 seagate hard drives, 1 80 gig, and 1 160 gig. I first had my PC running with just the 80 gig and it worked fine as master. Then I got the 160 gig plugged it in as slave and my PC knew it was there and connected to the PC but it just wasn't in "My Computer" and usable I guess you could say. So one of my friends directly connected to my computer over the internet and did something to my PC and got it working just fine (I just don't know what he did) I just formatted my PC today and the original 80 gig works but it's back to the way it was where the 160 gig isn't in "My computer" but if I go into device manager or hardware on my pc it shows it on there...what do I do?
 

A:Worked Before, But Not Anymore

Windows XP does not recognize anything over 100 gigs i believe and that could be your problem. Most hard drives come with a cd that modifies windows XP to recognize this hard drive, my hard drive was a 200 gig and windows xp would not recognize it till i loaded the western digital cd. Go to the hard drive manufacturer's site and see if you can find some driver that will enable your computer to recognize your hard drive and hopefully that should work.
 

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So I had some problems with AVG antivirus, when booting my pc got stuck on booting the avg processes, so I removed them, then it got stuck on some other processes (like fvevol.sys or so) so I removed them too. After removing all processes that got stuck when booting, I couldn't boot at all! Every time I booted it automatically came in the boot manager, saying it couldn't restore my pc. :(

How can I fix this? Please note that there's nothing wrong with my HDD, it's about one week old, all new. I also did not actually remove the processes, I transfered them to an USB stick.

And BTW, I still have acces to my HDD and bios
Thanks in advance :D

A:I can't boot my pc anymore?

Couldn't*
wrong*

sorry I typed this on a tablet, already corrected it

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My son has a Fujitsu Amilo laptop with a built in web cam.
Recently (much like my own cam on my Acer) it's just stopped working for no apparent reason.

The message he gets is that it can't connect.

Hope someone has a bright idea as I had no reply to my similar query. Now neither of us has a webcam.

Thanks everyone!
 

A:Web cam won't work anymore

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i ve try many kinf of "web accelerator",but not even1 is working.can someone tell me a really really working web accelerator?
 

A:dont believe anymore

This is about all you can do if DSL or cable is not available in your area.
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/448807-speed.html?highlight=dial
 

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