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Solved: Missing System32 "etc folder"

Q: Solved: Missing System32 "etc folder"

Good Morning and thank you in advance for your help,

I have somehow deleted the entire "etc" folder in the System32 folder of Windows.

I use a variety of antivirus software (including SpyBot, AdAware, CCleaner, Malware, etc.) on a regular basis. (Maybe I'm overdoing it?)

I haven't seen anything abnormal about Windows just yet, but I suspect trouble is just around the corner. I know the file contains a variety of drivers, etc.

Can you suggest anything? (I checked the recycle bin; nope, not there.)

Worried.
Newbie

A: Solved: Missing System32 "etc folder"

I went back and searched the other System32 folders and found the etc folder in the "drivers" folder. I'm pretty sure, previously, it was a subfolder within the System32 folder.

Is the hierarchy important? And, should I move it to System32?

Could one of my antivirus programs (see above) be at fault?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Newbie

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Okay, here's the rundown as best as I can remember it...

Several years ago (around 10, if I'm approximating), I purchased a slew of components and built my first computer from scratch. Since that time I have run through four power supplies. It seems as though some other component is causing these power supply failures. This is not the purpose of this post, however (but some back story).

Now, I am not the most technically savvy person in the world, and after the second failure, I took the computer to a "professional". While I don't know what he did in its entirety, I did notice a change that confused me. However, as I had decided to be an end user from this point forward and not a techie person, I didn't question it. The change... I could access the user account "Documents" folder from the "My Computer" window but not from within the "Documents and Settings" folder under the root directory.

In other words, if I were to double-click the "My Computer" icon, I would be given the usual options of hard disk drives and CD drives as well as the "Shared Documents" folder and the "_Username_ Documents" folder for the user logged in. (That would by Ahr Neely's Documents for the Ahr Neely user, and as there was only every one user created on the computer it was the only documents folder that should have existed.)

However, if I were to, from the "My Computer" window, open the C:\ d... Read more

A:Solved: Missing User Folder from "Documents and Settings" Folder

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.
 

A:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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XP
Im looking for a way to re-create two folders, 1 my pictures, 2 my video. ive tried TweakUI, but that can only move a path. I tried repair (not Repair console) with XP SP2 CD, and ended up with a chose OS screen (which i found out can be avoided with msconfig.) but still regedit has a big whole where my pictues and my video should be. Ive both a SATA and an IDE drive, IDE is used as storage and SATA is partitioned and computer management say Extended partition, with boot on it and system is on the IDE one.
Before it got messed up i had my documents on the ohter partition, which is how i want it.
I would greatfull of some help and a detailed fix, i will fomat but even that is hard as that is part of how it all become so mixed up.
Vince
 

A:Missing Shell Folder for "My Pictures" + "My Video"

Vince, Tweak UI has that ability under the Repair section. Just use the drop down arrow button and choose My Videos and My Pictures one at a time, click the Repair Now button, click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

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Hi - I've trawled all over the Web looking for an answer to this with no luck so hoping you guys can help.

When I open "Folder Options" on the "Tools" menu, then select the "View" tab, the "Advanced Settings" box is empty -

I haven't got a clue how this happened and haven't had / got any viruses (I ran a couple of scanners).

Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated. Thanks.
O/S - Vista SP1
 

A:Solved: Missing "Advanced Settings" in Folder Options

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hi,

Strangely, the "My Computer" and "Recycle bin" disappeared from all the places.

They are Not shown in any of following places: Start menu, folder tree, explorer, desktop etc.

Typing "My Computer" in address bar shows an empty folder with no drives.

In "show icons on desktop" setting window, "My Computer" and "Recycle bin" check boxes are disabled !!

looks like a registry problem.

any help ?

I'm using windows 7 x86. (fresh install)
 

A:Solved: Entire "My computer" folder tree missing.

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I suspected that from not so long time ago I'm getiing massage "Error with NT Autority System or something. Bla-bla..... lsass.exe did something ..bla-bla.... adres 128 or something. The system will reboot after 1 minute" (exus me I forgot what the messege was saying exactly). A minute after my PC reboots. So I was thinkin' is there any way to help me out kuz that stupid massage is pissing me off. I'm afraid that till I'm writing this tread the same lsass masage will pop-up again . Yeah it's really bad situation.
 

A:WTF is that "lsass.exe" doing in my "system32" folder?

your computer is infected with a virus! download and run HJT. don't have HJT fixed anything yet, just post the log here and wait for a certified member to analyze your HJT log. you will be guided step by step through the removal process.

when the message box appears the next time, go to start, run,type shutdown -a and click OK, this will abort the shutdown sequence.
 

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Missing "Application Data" folder

I have problem with missing Application folder, I tryed to do everything from


Code:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/missing-application-data-folders-263118.html#post2582765
and


Code:
http://www.windowsbbs.com/windows-xp/73352-application-data-folder-missing.html
without results.

Screens:

C:\Documents and Settings now



and content of Deafault User



After typing at run %userprofile%\Application Data



He is visible also when in adress bar, after opening arbitrary folder, I type
C:\documents and settings\Suad\application data

Is that some virus, or what? Eset Smart Sequrity doesn't say anything about.

Sorry, but I must screem, HELP!

I use XP Pro SP3.

A:[SOLVED] Again "Missing Application Data folder"

Problem solved:

Start->run->cmd

cd C:\Documents and Settings\
attrib -s -h -r Suad

and it's visible again!

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When I click on "tools" on the menu bar in any folder that I am exploring and subsequently click on "folder options" I notice that the "view" tab is completely missing. The only tab I have access to is "file types"

This creates a serious problem when dealing with hidden folders that were hidden prior to me having knowledge of this "view" feature being absent.

What are my options to restore this "view" tab so that I can view the hidden files that I need access to?

TIA
 

A:"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
Start> Run> type: regedit and hit OK. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced
Click on Advanced folder in the left pane and look for Hidden in the right panel. Set the value to 1 to show and 2 to hide.
If not there, create DWORD value with Value name: Hidden and set the value as above.

Edit: Forgot to add, you need to restart computer for settings to be changed.
 

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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
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A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

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Good afternoon to all! I am currently expriencing 2 problems w/ my pc: Every time i log on to my pc , the system32 folder appears. I have downloaded Hijackthis, however i am not sure what files i should delete. Also, just recently a lot of popups have been appearing. I have attached the results of the Hijackthis scan. I would appreciate any help in solving both these problems. In advance, thank you for your help...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:27:18 PM, on 6/6/2004
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:Please someone help!!! REPOST "System32 folder appears at startup & POPUPS"

You have plenty of problems. Start with SpyBot Search & Detroy and work up from there. Post a new HiJackThis. Not sure if it will get rid of Joker or Belt, but it can't hurt.
 

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I used to be able to open Command Prompt and use commands like "attrib", "comp", and others while in any folder.

For some reason, now I have to go into the SYSTEM32 folder to access them.

What code am I supposed to add to get things back to the way that they used to be?

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Title says it all really.

I have a folder which my eScan virus scanner says is SUSPICIOUS or something...
Also, I noticed it says I don't have administrative rights. I am the only user of my computer and I have set myself as administrator....



Code:
07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - **********************************************************

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - eScan Anti Virus & Spyware Toolkit Utility.

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Copyright ? MicroWorld Technologies

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - **********************************************************

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Version 12.0.128 (C:\PROGRAM FILES\ESCAN\MWAVSCAN.COM)

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Log File: C:\Program Files\eScan\LOG\07040006.LOG

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Last Scan Date and Time: 07.04.2011 20:50:40

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - MWAV Registered: TRUE

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - User Account: <MY NAME> (Non-Administrator Mode[0])

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - The current user [<MY NAME>] DOES NOT seem to have Administrator rights. Few operations MAY NOT succeed!

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - OS Type: Windows Workstation

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - OS: Windows 7 [OS Install Date: 15 Jan 2011 18:01:31]

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Ver: Professional (Build 7600)

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - System Up Time: 4 Minutes, 18 Seconds



07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Parent Process Name : C:\Program Files\eScan\escanpro.exe

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Windows Root Folder: C:\Windows

07 Apr 2011 20:57:18 - Windows ... Read more

A:SUSPICIOUS Virus(?) detected in folder "Wat" in system32.

ADDITION: I just ran Avast! and did a boot scan with Avast! and I also used MalwareBytes and neither picked up any kind of virus. What is going on?

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Hello everyone. I have a problem.

I have an iMac, which has a Macinstosh OS and a Windows XP OS. Recently my windows stopped working. It started normally until the loading screen and then the iMac just restarted. I decided not to think about it too much and just reinstall Windows. I used Boot camp to start from cd, deleted old windows partition, created a new partition, formated it, the computer restarts and boom: "<Windows root>/System32/hal.dll is corrupt or missing". I cannot proceed any further. An install windows setup is supposed to appear, but instead I get this.

I went to microsoft.com for help, but needless to say, their support sucks. I searched the internet, but to no avail. What I have tried this far is: opened windows recovery from CD and fixmbr, chkdsk /r, bootcfg /rebuild none of which worked.

What I completely don't understand is: what am I even fixing? I formated the Windows partition, why is there an error about a missing windows file? I deleted the entire OS, of course it's missing. I just want to clean install windows, can someone help me with that?

Thanks.

A:"<Windows root>/System32/hal.dll is corrupt or missing" after formatting partition.

I have the exact same problem except a Mac Pro, and I didn't use boot camp, I used the windows installation/boot disk to install windows after I had deleted everything on the partition that used to have windows.

Some one must know what to do. I am simply trying to install windows again after it had gotten a virus or been corrupted some other way.

I have gone to the recovery and tried bootcfg /rebuild and it just created two places I could start windows from. Even though they were named exactly the same.

And everytime as soon as I try to start in to windows I get THIS:


Windows could not start because the following file is missing
or corrupt:
<Windows root>system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.


No files should be missing because I just installed windows. And then deleted it and tried again and the same thing happened. So I figure either something is wrong with my XP disc. Or something is wrong with my hard drive in some way. Maybe simply with the partition. But I don't know, or know what to do if I did know what the problem was. So please HELP me fix it! Or I can't play PC games.

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I&#8217;m running a Dell Dimension 3100 desktop pc (512 RAM I think) with Windows XP and on start up I am receiving a black screen and the following message:

Windows could not start because the following is missing or corrupt:

system32\drivers\nfts.sys

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original cd-rom.

Select 'r' at first screen to start repair.

Prior to this happening I was using my pc as normal with a few different programs running and surfing the internet using Firefox, out of the blue 3 separate pop ups appeared stating that a Trojan had been removed. Then I noticed that there were no program tabs showing at the bottom of my screen, I closed all programs and was able to save changes to documents. Once left with the desktop showing only, there were no desktop icons, start button etc showing so I had to just switch the pc off without going through the shutdown process.

I don&#8217;t know if the Trojans are a coincidence or related to the problem I am now experiencing but it seems a bit suspect. In addition I believe I am in a serious need of a RAM upgrade as my pc has been running sluggish with some freezing issues and blue screen errors at times but I have been delaying getting this sorted as I&#8217;m a bit nervous of doing this and messing something up although my understanding is upgrading the memory should be quite straightforward.

I don&#8217;t have a Windows XP setup cd but my parents are sendin... Read more

A:Start up problem: "system32\drivers\nfts.sys" missing or corrupt

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I am getting the following error and it loops: "file is missing or corrupt windows root system32 hal.dll"

When I try and run the windows cd and either wipe or repair the error it tells me that the "the setup did not find hard drive disks"
Now I am thinking the hard drive is defective?? Or do I have a virus???

thanks for all your help
 

A:"file is missing or corrupt windows root system32 hal.dll"

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Hey guys again,

I've come here as a last resort, this problem is serious.

My laptop next to me has corrupted registry, every time I boot up the computer I get the following message "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \Windows\System32\Config\System".

Followed by a restart only to lead to the same problem.

The following things I have tried are:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545 <- This procedure.

HOWEVER, when I tried to do this command:

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

I get a message saying something about cannot find the directory, I have tested which directory it meant and found out that it is the c:\windows\repair\system that it cannot find, it also is not hidden nor anything.

The other commands have worked fine.

That is about the position where I am currently, repairing the Windows XP installation isn't a option for me, I am not home and with access to Windows XP cd.

My laptop is a IBM Thinkpad.
 

A:Cannot start Laptop - "..missing or corrupt:\windows\system32 ..."

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Hey everyone

So i turned on my computer this morning and this error message came up:

Windows cannot start as the following file is either missing or corrupt
\windows\system32\config\system

and then something about repairing it using the windows xp cd

My problem is that, im pretty sure i have drivers on the computer of which i dont have the cd's for, so a clean install of windows (im assuming) is out of the question. But i also dont have the windows xp cd in order to do the repair.

I really dont know how to go about solving this without having to fork out a bunch of money for a new windows xp cd.

I also cant really provide you with much more info about my computer as i obviously cant access any of it and cant remember any of it.
Im quite sure it has service pack 3, and is windows xp professional. Anything you need to know, just ask and i can try and get it too you.

help with this problem would be fantastic as i am actually in the middle of final year exams and really need my computer! :)

thanks heaps

A:"Missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system"

Try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545 If you don't have a XP CD borrow one preferably a OEM disk, not one tied to a proprietary computer (dell)

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Hi, my brother just rebooted his computer yesterday and got the error in the title. He was able to use it fine before he rebooted and it just came up out of the blue.

What I've tried: He didn't have anything on the hard drive so after not finding a solution through google I just decided to reformat and reinstall Windows. When that didn't work and I got a message about a damage disk or something (only ever came up once or twice) I tried to install Windows on a brand new 500gb Caviar Blue. Half way through the installation I just got the same message again.

After a few tries I decided to try to install Windows on my old second hand P4 system with the hard drive from the first system and it worked perfectly and booted like normal. But when I went and put the 500GB hard drive with a blank XP install on it I got the error again. So back I go to the first system and I put the hard drive in and it boots fine.

I have absolutely no idea what's going on because first the error came out of nowhere, then Windows won't install, then it installs fine on a different system, AND THEN the new Windows install gets the original error in one system but not the other.

Systems: PC-1: Athlon X2 2.4GHz CPU, 2GB DDR2 800 RAM, GeForce 8600GTS, 500GB SeaGate Caviar Blue Hard Drive.
PC-2: Pentium 4-3.0Ghz CPU, 3GB PC400 RAM, 320GB Hard Drive.
Both using an XP SP3 OEM Disk.

Any ideas?
Thanks (let me know if you need more info)

Edit: Sorry if this is in the wrong place, ... Read more

A:"\windows\system32\config\system corrupted or missing"

On PC-1 does windows finish the install, as this is a message that typically appears after XP is finished installed and working? If so, does this happen before any software or drivers are installed? If the motherboard has onboard graphics, pull out the Graphics Card before installing XP (just to eliminate any possibility of it being faulty and causing the problem)

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Alright, so apparently I've just logged on to my other comp, and find that there are two strange boxes flying around my desktop, entitled "Thayet Myo Hacking Day!". I can't seem to open up task manager, and my caps lock keeps going on and off, by itself. So I google it, and I don't find anything helpful or atleast in English, except for this:

http://www.mmgeeks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1021

I read the only helpful post:

Start the system in SAFE mood.

Delete the explorer.exe files in C:\RECYCLER, c:\Windows\Backup and C:\.

Open the Regedit and delete explorer.exe in hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run (or) hkey_current_user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run.

You also need to uninstall the programs if the shortcut to that programs appear as archive icon.
Click to expand...

So I reboot my comp, and try to get to Safe Mode. Then this shows up:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
Click to expand...

I have absolutely no idea what that file is, nor do I know how to fix this. I can't access Windows no more, apparently. I try going to Setup, F8, etc. I look everywhere, trying to find a way out of this. And now, I've come here.

What should I do?
 

A:"Thayet Myo Hacking Day!" virus/trojan, then <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll missing?

Bump
 

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Alright, so apparently I've just logged on to my other comp, and find that there are two strange boxes flying around my desktop, entitled "Thayet Myo Hacking Day!". I can't seem to open up task manager, and my caps lock keeps going on and off, by itself. So I google it, and I don't find anything helpful or atleast in English, except for this:

http://www.mmgeeks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1021

I read the only helpful post:


Quote:




Start the system in SAFE mood.

Delete the explorer.exe files in C:\RECYCLER, c:\Windows\Backup and C:\.

Open the Regedit and delete explorer.exe in hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run (or) hkey_current_user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run.

You also need to uninstall the programs if the shortcut to that programs appear as archive icon.




So I reboot my comp, and try to get to Safe Mode. Then this shows up:


Quote:




Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.




I have absolutely no idea what that file is, nor do I know how to fix this. I can't access Windows no more, apparently. I try going to Setup, F8, etc. I look everywhere, trying to find a way out of this. And now, I've come here.

What should I do?

A:"Thayet Myo Hacking Day!" virus/trojan, then <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll missing?

At this point, you have no choice but to insert your Windows install disc and reinstall the OS.

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I have a Windows XP Home SP2 PC (Sony Vaio desktop). It has 1 disk with two partitions (C: for o/s & s/w installs and D: for the data). XP is the only o/s. It crashed (was NOT installing or upgrading other/new o/s) and now everytime I try to reboot, I keep getting the below:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
Windows root\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I've the Sony recovery disk but dont want to use it as it'll simply wipe out everything on the disk and re-image to factory settings.

Was able to borrow an XP disk and can get to the R=Recover but no luck from there on. I've looked thru the forum and other web pages but nothing has helped yet. Current ststus is...

1. boot.ini: Saw http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_haldll_missing.htm but my boot.ini looks good as it has the below (my o/s is installed on the C:\ drive)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

2. chkdsk: Tried a chkdsk /p as well as a chkdsk /r but no error reported.

3. bootcfg: Tried bootcfg /list but got nothing (There are currently no boot entries avaliable to display). Also did bootcfg /rebuild but no go (possable corrupt file system and use chkdsk to resolve).

4. MSFT Articles: The MSFT articles @ http://support.microsoft.com/defaul... Read more

A:Missing "Windows root\system32\hal.dll" on reboot

if you have a floppy drive, you could use norton ghost, and backup all the stuff you have on your hd and put it on another hd or whatever norton ghost you want it to do. and then do the sony recover disc. i can send you the hal.dll file over ftp or something if you would like.

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Hello to all!

I'm new to this forum and obviously i'm not sure if this is the right place for starting and posting this thread.

Since i'm pritty desperate i'm going to explain the best i can what is really happening and how it all started:

since a few days ago i was noticing that a few files, specifically mp3 files are missing from my music collection. I managed to recover the missing ones and transfer the whole collection to a new drive without issues. Today i've found that some recently downloaded files, including several mp3's where missing again from the new HDD. I started to look around the internet abut the problem and what could be the reasons that causes my files to "vanish" from my HDD. As i was reading, i stoped at one thread in other's site forums that related to some "security" and "user privileges" issues in Win 7. I then tried to "fix" the problem but noticed that the files where still missing.

Next thing i tried was looking for the missing files in some AppData subfolder named something like "virtual backup" or something. That was the last time i saw the "user" folder and the last time y accessed my local drive. Turned out the folder just dissapeared from the screen after a short "access denied" dialog box (error). After that, all of my desktop icons dissapeared and my c: drive went like it's empty and can't be accessed, still i can see the drive lying there and every time i run a virus ... Read more

A:Missing files, missing "user" folder, can't access local drive

Viruses do things like that. The scenario sounds familiar. Scan with Malwarebytes. The free version is good enough.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=search-brand-us

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Summary of my problem:
"system32" folder open at startup

Description
I had recently lend my computer to somebody, like what you might expected next, the machine was screwed up. I had cleaned the malwares away, however the "system32" folder starts to open after logon. I google that a bit, from a microsoft KB article, it seems to be some kind of startup registry misconfiguration... I am stuck at this point, can anybody help me with this? Thanks.

For your information, there is also a odd + minor problem that had exist for a while. msconfig oddly displayed the message,"An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service, You may need to log on using an administrator account to make specific changes." but anyway msconfig still works fine.

Also, note that there were some non-english character in the hijack this log, as i am not using a en-us windows. Those characters, which i had altered and translated into english, are indicated by this:

Code:
[>{ }<]
Thanks again for checking this thread out.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at [>{PM}<] 03:37:09, on 03/02/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

A:Another "system32" folder open at startup

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Hello all,

I'm trying to recover my IBM t23 notebook with Windows 2000, and I'm getting a message that says "setup cannot create the folder: WINNT\system32\ras" . Is there any way I can manually create this folder?

Thanks very much!!
 

A:Creating folder "\WINNT\system32\ras"

learning2 said:

Hello all,

I'm trying to recover my IBM t23 notebook with Windows 2000, and I'm getting a message that says "setup cannot create the folder: WINNT\system32\ras" . Is there any way I can manually create this folder?

Thanks very much!!Click to expand...

Do you have your windows 2000 disk or an emergency recovery disk ( you make it). Below is the microsoft link for trouble shooting this problem...doc

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q102782/
 

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Hello. I am missing the option that while right clicking on the desktop for add a New folder. I have found the fix but have tried to fix it myself, without any success. Is there a way that I could get a TECH to access my PC and fix this issue?
Thanks
carmanhere

A:Missing the right click on desktop to "Add a "NEW" folder

Hi,
 
Before going any further, you might try to perform a

system restore and restore the system to a point where the issue does not appear.
Hope it helps.Tracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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I am getting an "Access is Denied" error message on a hard drive that I am trying to recover files from that is from my HP Pavilion with Windows XP that fried. My hard drive is still good, and I am trying to rescue the files in the "Documents and Settings/Owner" folder. I have connected the hard drive to my laptop, which also has XP; but when I try to open the "Owner" folder in "My Documents", it tells me that "Access is Denied." And when I hover over the folder, it says "Folder is Empty." But it is not empty. I can also access everything else on the drive fine -- just not this folder. I suspect that this is a networking type of issue, but I am not sure how to resolve it. Can someone please help me?

Thank you,
 

A:Solved: "Access Denied", "Folder Empty"

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

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

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

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

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I have accidentally set the folder of my program file to music folder, when I wanted to change it back there wasn't a "Customize this Folder" option available. No I am very annoyed by this. Please teach me how to change it back to default.

A:"Customize folder" option missing from folder view

Yea, I've had this problem too when making folders. For seemingly no reason at all they just lose their customize tab.

If you really want it back, just make another folder named "Program Files" in another directory, then move all the files into it (Make sure you get hidden ones too) and then delete the old program files folder and move the new one into the old directory on the C drive or wherever you had it before.

Make sure the old folder is empty though and that you don't miss anything!

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I have such a mess going I am making another post to avoid confusion ( mostly in me ) I will try to explain.

I have a ssd for the os and then a hd for "D" storage,

Lets say my user name is "Harry" and I wanted to move some user/harry folders to the "D" drive,
I wanted to place the moved user folders into a folder of their own so I made in "D" a folder lets say I called "Dobby".

What I now thought I did was go to harry down to "my pictures" right click it then clicked properties,
then clicked location then clicked move, I then found "D" and found the "Dobby" folder in "D" clicked on "Dobby" and then select folder, I then click it to move and all files,

Now I have a two part problem.
"Dobby" folder is gone from "D" replaced with a second folder called "my pictures".
"my pictures" folder is gone from the user/harry folders list, how do I get it back?
Next problem,
When I go into "D" I have two "my pictures" folders one empty and when I click properties on it and look at the sharing tab it's name is "my pictures".

When I click properties on the other folder named "my pictures" in "D" and go to the shared tab it's name is "Dobby"?

So how do I get "my pictures" folder back in the list on user/harry?
Why did the "dobby" folder rename itself as "my ... Read more

A:missing "my pictures" folder in users, folder renamed itself

dobby folder on D drive contains a hidden file disktop.ini. Thats why it behaves as "my prictures". Please listen carefully and do just what i tell you!

folder is gone from the user/harry folders list. =>You mean C:\users\Harry doesn't have folder "my pictures" anymore?

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Something funky is going on, I cant find my "c" drive that normally would be listed in My Computer.

Any way that I can find it. It doesnt show up in "Windows Explorer" either.
From what I can tell, neither is it 'hidden', as administrator of the computer (I have 3 logins on Windows XP), all hidden files are showing when I log in.

H.....E.....L.....P !!!

LexxieGirl
 

A:Solved: "C" drive missing in "My Computer"

The 'C' drive is still missing from 'my computer'
I am able to access it by typing c:/ in the address bar
but there are hidden files somewhere
where can I 'un-hide' them and
where do I look?

simple but confusing stuff
time to get a computer for the kids so that they dont screw up mine!!

Lexxie
 

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Hi,

I have several icons/files from my "User" folder showing up in the "Computer" folder (several in duplicate), PLUS numerous blank icons...



This seems to have occurred after the Common Files folder became corrupted, after I somewhat riskily decided to power off while Vista was attempting to come out of Sleep mode - it had already taken about 3 mins and I was in a hurry - bad move, I know. That delay appears to have been due to an old version of Online Armor, and has now been fixed (by an update). Chkdsk scanned and (apparently) corrected some errors, and I also ran SFC which said it had corrected some errors but had also found some that it couldn't correct. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks.

A:Icons/Files from "User" folder showing up in "Computer" folder

Hello Aster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may be able to fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So, I was playing a game called Battlefield 2, and it was a little laggy, it was pissing me off so I restarted my computer. I don't know if this screwed something up, but instead of re-booting up, my computer told me that a file in the system 32 folder or around there (It's called system, I think) was corrupted or missing.
Whoop dee doo. I've had like this happen way too much, and I'm incredibly tired of re-formating. I do NOT want to re-format and re-install it, PLEASE, GOD, NO!

So, it told me to put in my windows CD and push "R" to repair it. So, I did, but that gives me a nice command line, and I don't exactly know what to do.

I tried restarted, and now without any error it just brings me to the blue windows XP screen before the computer goes to your desktop, but it just stays there without actually..going to my desktop and letting everything function. So, what do I do now? Is there any way to replace this file, or am I gonna have to re-format?

A:Computer does not boot up, A file in my windows folder is "Missing/corrupted"

hey there killaer

they only thing thing that comes to mind is (F8 ) and useing the (The Last Good Configuaration ) option

when you use thr repair dose it not tell you wich drive your software is on / profile ??

it should give you the option as in ( 1 c;/win) or something to that affect , maybe you need to slow down and read what the options are

i know this can be very frustrating but sometimes good things come to those that stop and smell the pc chips and stand back, look, read ,and reread

i have learned this lesson many times !!!!!

hope things work out

Mike

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Help! I keep having problems with a little error at the bottom of the Windows Explorer Page that says "Loading Java Applet Failed". I found out how to change the settings which is listed below, problem is: There is no Java Plug In Folder in the Control Panel. Is this normal?
Click the Start menu
Select Settings
Select Control Panel
Double click the "Java Plug-in" icon
Click the "Proxies" Tab
 

A:"Java Plug In Folder" missing from Control Panel

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When I reinstalled Windows recently I decided to move my user data folders to my D drive since C drive is a new SSD - I did this by using the location tab in the properties dialog.

Now, when I click the start menu and click on my username to open my home folder, it displays all my data folders, EXCEPT My Music, My Videos and My Pictures. (of course, if I navigate to C:\users\...... only Appdata is there since everything was moved to D:\users\......) So I go to where the folders are stored, on D drive, and they are all there, but when I go to properties for these three folders, the "location" tab is not there.

Furthermore, I remember the default save location for MS Paint is the pictures folder, however now its default location is My Documents. Same thing applies to Windows Live Movie Maker (default should be Videos but it's defaulting to Documents). I think this is related to the problem I described above.

Also, when I click on the Pictures library (or the videos, or music library) it says there is no folder included, so I had to manually include the right folder from the D drive.

The attached screenshot sums it all up. Of course, when I saved it, I just saved it in the default directory for Paint, which happened to be... MY DOCUMENTS.

A:"My Pictures/Videos/Music" missing from home folder

Hello Marcus,

See if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to restore those user folders back to their default location on C. User Folders - Restore Default Location
Afterwards, you could use what's recommended in the yellow Tip box at the top of the tutorial above, or try moving them back to D to see how they work afterwards. User Folders - Change Default Location
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
I am mising the icon "Make New Folder" in Vista's Explorer.
I know there are other possibilities creating a new folder (e.g. Organize, Make New Folder button).

I would appreciate if someone knows a trick how to add the icon "make new folder" to the Explorer.

Thank you!

A:Missing "Make new Folder" icon in Vista explorer

Hi BeWo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you mean when you right click and click on New that there is no Folder option, then this tutorial will show you how to restore it.

New Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Suddenly lost my CD & DVD icons from my "My Computer" folder on desktop of XP SP3.

Everythinhg was working fine, then they were not being detected by the pc. Running lights come on, drawers open etc., but the disk will not play or show up so that I can start it.

Nothing else on pc seems affected.

Any suggestions or walk-throughs to get things back to normal?

Help surely appreciated.

Dex T.
 

A:Cd & DVD icons suddenly missing from "my computer" folder

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Although in the past I've opened this particular folder several times, it has now mysteriously disappeared from the Windows Explorer file list. I've Googled this problem and many suggestions have been to ensure that the option, "Show hidden files, folders" in File Options is checked. I've done this but the problem still persists.

Can someone please advise how to correct this?

Thank you.

A:"Users/username/AppsData" - This folder is missing.

Hello Thorvalde, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Type %UserProfile%\AppData in the address bar of File Explorer and press Enter to see if appears.

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Hi All,

I was messing around with trying to move the default location for my User Folders. I was following Brink's guide: User Folders - Change Default Location. I had a secondary drive error (where the folders were to be relocated to), requiring a format. Prior to doing so, I changed all the folders back.

Now, my "Contacts" folder no longer has a "Location" tab in its properties, so I am unable to move it back. I went into regedit to the following location:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and was able to find the "Contacts" folder. It was incorrectly named (some jumbled mess of what appeared to be random numbers and letters). I renamed it to "Contacts" and changed the Data to "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts".

After doing all this, the "Contacts" folder is displayed in My Computer and correctly pointing to C:Users\Me - but there is no location tab in its properties so I cannot move it again to a secondary drive.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to restore the "Location" tab?

Thanks!

A:User Folder Missing "Location" Tab - Reg Edit No Help - What To Do?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by KBoy420


Hi All,

I was messing around with trying to move the default location for my User Folders. I was following Brink's guide: User Folders - Change Default Location. I had a secondary drive error (where the folders were to be relocated to), requiring a format. Prior to doing so, I changed all the folders back.

Now, my "Contacts" folder no longer has a "Location" tab in its properties, so I am unable to move it back. I went into regedit to the following location:

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

and was able to find the "Contacts" folder. It was incorrectly named (some jumbled mess of what appeared to be random numbers and letters). I renamed it to "Contacts" and changed the Data to "%USERPROFILE%\Contacts".

After doing all this, the "Contacts" folder is displayed in My Computer and correctly pointing to C:Users\Me - but there is no location tab in its properties so I cannot move it again to a secondary drive.

Can anyone tell me what I need to do to restore the "Location" tab?

Thanks!


Welcome to the forum,

Have a look at option two of this tutorial,

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Notice the red warning box that gives instructions when a location tab is not available.

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I use the word missing because it seems like this stuff still exists somewhere on my PC, I just can't see or find it...

I was trying to do a bit of cleaning with a malware cleaner...I noticed a lot of stuff it was finding as in a folder I didn't recognize, so I deleted it. Bad idea. I'm kind of embarrassed I did that, you'd think using Windows since 98 would have made me a little smarter but I guess not.

It seems like I somehow deleted the "Users" folder under the "This PC" dropdown on the left of Windows Explorer.

This has caused all my files to disappear from my Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, Music folder, etc...

However, they seem to still be on my computer somewhere, as when I, say, open Excel and try to open recent files, or open my Media Player to play music, I can. In those applications, I can even see the paths to the files. However, that path doesn't seem to exist when I try to find it in Windows Explorer - and I can't find them via searching the C drive either!

My mind is boggled on this one...any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Accidentally Deleted "Users" Folder...everything missing

Which malware cleaner did you use?
Did you delete it using that program? If so, it may be in a vault of that program. Allowing you to restore what you deleted; unless you opted to completely delete without placing files in the vault.

If you know the name of a document, song or picture, go to start screen and start typing the name until it is displayed.
Right click it & choose 'Open File Location'






This has caused all my files to disappear from my Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, Music folder, etc...



Sometimes we forget things we know so well when things aren't working right. Have you tried right clicking your desktop, View and Show desktop icons ?

I hope you have had it working long before now. Good luck.

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I went to create a new folder under documents and won't, then tried it elsewhere (desktop etc) and it shows me a shortcut to create a new folder, and wants me to browse to it. I don't know where to make it browse to, to even see if it works or not. Anyone know here?
Thanks, Linda

A:Windows 7 missing "Create New Folder" option

The issue should be caused by damaged or incorrect registry key entry. Please check the following registry value:

1. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New\

3. Please check if the value for (Default) is: {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

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For some reason, the "search" option is missing from the context menu of certain folders. For instance, I have 6 folders in the same parent folder. If I right-click certain ones, "search" (and all the usual items) shows on the context menu. On others folders, it's missing altogether. It may have something to do with the type of content in the folders. i.e. one folder has nothing but fonts in it and the right-click menu has all the usual options including search. A folder right beside it has nothing but icons in it, and "search" (along with several other usual items) is missing.

Anyone know what gives...?

WinXP SP3.
 

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Hi,

I hope I'm in the right sub-forum. (Otw. please move, thank you).

There are a few things that I need to do. Tutorials on the web always tell me to open gpedit.msc and then expand the "Preferences" folder under user configuration. However, there is no such folder. Can anyone help me?
I'm on a 64 bit Win 7 Professional.

Regards

A:Group Policy "Preferences" folder missing

Can you give link(s) to the tutorials ?
Here is an SF tutorial for the Group Policy Editor.
The screen prints in this tutorial don't show a Preferences folder.
Local Group Policy Editor - Open

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For some reason, the "search" option is missing from the context menu of certain folders. For instance, I have 6 folders in the same parent folder. If I right-click certain ones, "search" (and all the usual items) shows on the context menu. On others folders, it's missing altogether. It may have something to do with the type of content in the folders. i.e. one folder has nothing but fonts in it and the right-click menu has all the usual options including search. A folder right beside it has nothing but icons in it, and "search" (along with several other usual items) is missing.

Anyone know what gives...?

WinXP SP3.

A:"Search" missing from folder right-click menus

Right click the problematic folders, click properties, click advanced. Is there a tick for Allow files in this folder to have contents indexed?

Regards,
George

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Can you please tell me the steps for removing the following messages-
they appear when the computer starts.
"c/windows/inf/other.exe" "c/windows/system32/config/win.exe"

Note: I have followed some steps to check if there is virus, this is ok, no problem with virus.
I just don't want to see this message appearing! It irritates me! Help!!!

Thanks a lot!

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i can view the hidden file. coz my foldr option is missing. even in the control panel, i can't find it..what's wrong? pls help me...
 

A:my "folder option is missing" i cant find it anywhere!!

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explor er

Check NoFolderOptions is set to 0
 

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hi.. im having prob with my folder option toolbar!! the settings [Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options.] does not show any of the FOLDER OPTION settings...

even using this option;Attachment 70357 is not possible as the high-lighten part of it is not working!! its faded.. couldn't click on it....Attachment 70358

can someone help me out with this plz??????????

A:How 2 recover missing "Folder Option"....

Hello Arvind,

Using one of the methods in the tutorial below should be able to enable Folder Options again for you.

Folder Options - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, just when I thought I saw it all..

Trying to create a new user on my Windows 7 laptop. The process works, but when I try to log in I get the "User profile can't be loaded" error.

Back to the other account and I see that the C:\Users\Default is missing and the data can't be copied from it to build the new user profile.

Any tips on restoring this would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking I can grap the folder off my desktop PC but I thought I'd check here first.

Cheers.

A:Can't log in new users, missing "default" folder

Update: Looks like it worked by copying the Default folder from my desktop PC to the C:\Users folder on my laptop.

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Hi

I have windows XP home edition.

I recently loaded up my itunes and tried to play i beatles song i loaded on a while back. However i got an error saying "file cannot be located"

I then went into my "my music" folder and then to the "beatles" folder. Once in the folder no files where shown. I then looked at the Beatles folder properties and it said there where 22 files in it. This has happened to all my music folder. Please help. This is years and 100's of pound worth of music gone!!

Regards Lee
 

A:Files Missing from "My Music" folder

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Hi,
My DVD RW & CD RW are missing from the "My Computer" folder. They show up in the Device Manager with a yellow !. I have tried everything mentioned in other forums with no good results. They were working find one day and were not there the next day when I booted up. PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:DVD -+RW & CDRW missing from "My Computer" folder

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I have a folder that is full of a lot of files including some big .avi, .mp3, .wav files.

Something has happened and I cannot open the folder.

The error message says "folder is not accessible/error performing inpage operation".

I would like to open the folder but I would settle for deleting it. I cannot delete it. The error message says "cannon delete: the folder is not empty".

When I go to props props says it has 0 bytes, 0 files, 0 everything.

When the file is selected (such as to check props) I can hear the drive grinding and it takes a minute of grinding for anything to happen.

I know the folder is still taking up space on my drive because if I go to My Computer and look at free space the space used is the same as before this problem started.

I am using Windows 2000 Professional, 5.0.2195 Service Pack 2 Build 2195.

I have a 42 Gig hard drive NTFS file system.

Need help to either delete this folder and its contents to free up space or open it and get the contents out.

Please help.
 

A:[Solved] Cannot open folder "In page operation" erro; cannot delete folder

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable
 

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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A:Solved: Hi Guys! New Guy Here With "\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" Error

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Hey, the above DL5EB7~1.EXE thing is happening to me too and i just downloaded Hijackthis, followed the instructions above, and so here is my log of the scan, please help! Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:38:53 PM, on 1/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\kernels88.exe
D:\Program Files\Juno\exec.exe
D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
D:\OPLIMIT\ocrawr32.exe
D:\Program Files\Juno\exec.exe
D:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://my.juno.com/s/search?r=minisearch
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://my.juno.com/s/search?r=minisearch
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://... Read more

A:Solved: Weird virus or something? HELP! "D:\WINDOWS\system32\DL5EB7~1.EXE"

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing thread, please do not create more than one thread for the same issue. Please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html .

thanks,

v
 

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Outlook 2003:I'm a massive fan of outlooks Search folders, I receive in excess of 400 emails per day, of which approximately 250 need my attention, even if to reply back and give someone an answer.

A problem I find is that I am so busy with my emails, I often need to clean out my inbox. I do this by setting up basic search folders such as "all emails from my team which are in my inbox only" or "any email sent to me which was part of a distribution list in my inbox only" etc...

This is great for filtering my mail and I would like to create a rule as such:

"All mail within my inbox which has been either replied to forwarded by myself".

I can't seem to find any options and I'm hoping an Outlook guru can help

If you don't know the answer, can you try googling it for me to see if you can find anything, loads of heads are better one...

Thanks in advance
 

A:Outlook 2003 - Search Folder: viewing "replyed to" & "Forwarded" mail

52 views and no replys? - come on guys I thought this stuff was easy for you lot
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

AFTER FOLLOWING SOME ADVICE I AM BEGINNING TO GET SOME OF MY FILES BACK BUT MY START PROGRAM FOLDERS ARE ALL EMPTY. For example; when i click the microsoft office folder, it is empty.

HOW CAN I GET RID OF THIS VIRUS PLEASE?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1003509-desktop-erased-cant-locate-my.html . Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Good day all.

I recently restarted my computer only to be met with an empty desktop.

Also, My Start Menu is empty. I can't locate any of programs or documents.a Right clicking and going to windows explorer, I could only view : "My Computer", "Windows (C); and when I click on them, they contain few irrelevant files.

In other words I can't find my personal saved documents, "my document" folder , recycle bin and all other programs.

My wifi still works so the only thing I can do on my system is browse on the internet.

However, I can open a microsoft office file, PDF files, if I download it directly from my email or from an external drive.

I can save files on my new blank desktop.

I presume this is a virus attack.

Can anyone be kind enough to advise me on what to do?

Thanking you in advance.
 

A:Desktop erased. Can't Locate "My Documents" folder and "Start Menu" folders

Your files and folders may have been hidden by the virus, go to folder options and 'show hidden files and folder' to see if they actually are hidden. If they are, you can use Grindler's UnHide tool to 'unhide' all of your files and folders. As for the virus, move this thread to the virus and other malware removal forum in order for it to be noticed by an authorised malware removal member.
Good luck!
 

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When I have start Windows that time Display that Error

Windows Script Host -
Can not find script file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Virus Removal.vbs"

A:[SOLVED] &quot;C:\WINDOWS\system32\Virus Removal.vbs&quot;

Is this an error message your getting? Sounds not too good to me since it's referencing a visual basic script that is most likely a virus of some kind. I'd make sure you have your anti-virus software up to date (you ARE running anti-virus software, right?) and run a full scan. It might also be helpful to run a spyware scan using spybot or something like that.

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I am having Windows Update issues on three of the latest Patch Tuesday updates and have narrowed it down to this issue. Listed below is copy and paste of the CheckSUR log
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.21645
Package Version 17.0
2013-01-12 23:21

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 FunDisc.dll.mui x86_fundisc.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_de0dc9ba1e0cb32b

Summary:
Seconds executed: 196
Found 1 errors
CSI Payload File Missing Total count: 1

How do I go about fixing this?

A:"FunDisc.dll.mui missing in en-US folder"

Hello Tru and welcome to Seven Forums.

From what I could find out, Function Discovery dll is a hidden system file and is usually located in the %SYSTEM% folder or subfolder in %WINDOWS%.

Since it's a system file I'd try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) It will probably show integrity violations so run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I've come accross an unusual problem that I've never seen before.
I'm on windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

I have a Library called "work". Its actually located in my documents folder.

In this folder I have \Work\Discs\ubuntu. As you may have guessed I work with linux on occasion.
I wanted to create a new folder here but the new folder button was missing from the toolbar and the context menu.
I can create a new folders elsewhere just not here.

I thought as an easy workround I would create a new folder in the parent directory and simply move it. I created it in \work\discs and then moved it into "ununtu" only to find it wasnt there.
If I navigate to the real location of this folder the new folder is there ok.

Then I thought if this folder is playing up I will create a new one and just delete this one so I created \work\discs\ubuntu2 and moved all of the contents of ubuntu to here.
So far so good.
I then created 3 new folders here "1004" "1010" and "1104" I then moved all the files from ubuntu into these folders.

To be clear now \work\disc\ubuntu2 should now contain 3 folders and no files.
I then deleted ubuntu and renamed ubuntu2 --> ubuntu.
I then double clicked on the new "ubuntu " folder expecting to see 3 folders yet I see the contents as it was before I started. If I call it anything other than ubuntu I see the contents fine but if I name it ubuntu it reverts to its old state.

Any Ideas whats causing this.

A:"New Folder" missing but only in certain Places

Did you create the folder in windows or ubuntu... and now it is not accessible in the other one, or both?

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I was moving a file from one folder to the "Applications" folder in the C: directory and the "Applications" folder disappeared.

Any idea where it may have gone? It had lots of important files in it!

Thanks.
 

A:Missing "Applications" folder

Search the C drive for it. It may have gotten moved into another folder by mistake.

.
 

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Hi all,

I'm puzzling this one. In the folder options when I choose 'view' the radio button to show the hidden files is missing. I've already checked the registry at the HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced/Hidden

and everything seems ok (value for 'Type' is 'group' etc.). Using the XP tweak (Kelly's corner #155) shows the hidden files, but the button still missing.

Another thing that I encountered with was that from the start menu the "Help and Support" not working. Again, the registry seems fine, and the process is activated (started). This came up when I tried to use system restore option - with no success.

Virus scan didn't find alerts of any kind

To make a long story short- below is the log file of HiJackThis. Please review it and reply if you see something to be concerned with for repairing my computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:36:54, on 21-Dec-08
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAf... Read more

A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

Thanks as always,

Russell

A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have to set up a Broadband connection. But Local Area connection icon is missing. Someone told "drivers" could be missing... I installed few. But the problem is as it was.. please guide me in this regards.. Thank you

Screen shots Attached

A:"Local Area Connection" missing in "Change adapter Settings".. Plz hlp

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Is the Broadband connection working OK?
Where are you looking for the icon? Can you post a screenshot of the location where you expect to see the LAN icon?

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Wanted to resurrect an older thread, but its closed :
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/652638-error-moving-file-folder-directory.html

Please read completely before responding.
I am a 30 year IT pro, most of it as a programmer. I am the geek in charge of a tech non profit org in Hawaii. www.HawaiianHope.org
so yea.. i have at least half a clue.

Here is the deal.
In doing drive copies, data recoveries, etc... when we are moving a mass amount of data from one drive to another we run into this problem a lot.
"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"
If you restart the move, it will continue on and keep going, restart enough times and eventually it will move all directories.

I think its a programming issue with windows and wonder if anyone has a work around ?

I have a suspicion that the copy process is getting out of sequence. That it is trying to move a folder before it actually emptied it. Possibilities are :
1) windows forgot its place in moving through and navigating numerous sub directories and it is having a problem with “recursive calls.”
2) Computers with hyper threading or dual core processors are spawning the movement of files across multiple processes, and some are getting ahead of the other.
3) It did actually move the file, but the cache or something in memory has not updated, or the full data write has not completed yet before it tried to move the directory. (delayed write)
Yes, you can copy and then delete the old... Read more

A:"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"

This is a known issue. It is by design.

As you may know, moving is in its essence an unsafe process. It would be better to use the actual sequence of copy and then delete.
 

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HI, first of all, I found out that my home computer was infected by the lovelorn worm. Plan to clean that tonight.

Secondly, I found copies of 2 files named "folder" and "desktop" in almost all folders. The files where identical so I suspect that there is a virus that's propagating this. Is my hunch correct? Is this related to the lovelorn virus or is it another kind? What should I do?

Thanks!!!
 

A:files named "folder" & "desktop" in all directories.. is this a virus???

Symantec site you may want to review. I don't see anything about the file replication you are experiencing but the site may be helpful to you.
 

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I use XP Pro....
I keep my audio files in folders. And I don't know why every now and then when I open these folders all the files show in "Tile mode". I hate that and always convert them all to "List mode". But in a few days they go back to all showing in "Tile mode" again.

Is there a way to make all the contents of folders Always show in "List mode"?
 

A:Make folder contents always show as "List" not "Tiles"?

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Hi All, Happy New Year!

First time posting... On 1/3/08 i ended up with a bunch of viruses on my computer. From what I can gather they are bad news. I down loaded PC Tools to do a search and found a bunch of Trojans and other nasties...

I have uploaded a screen shot of the PC Tools scan...

In the "C:\Program Files\Video Add On" folder the following can't be deleted:
icmtr.dll
icthis
isfmdl.dll
isfmm
isfmntr

In the "C:\Program Files\Helper" folder the following was found:
turbosearchsite.dll e404 Module

What is this? Do I need the file in Helper?

Please help!

PS: I am not a techno savvy guy. I kinda know what is going on but only enough to get myself into trouble and not be able to get out! I tried a few things to get rid of them but was unsuccessful.

From what I have seen I will be here for a bit. Thanks in advance.

bassndude (that's Bass as in the fish not the musical instrument ;-)
 

A:Infected: "Video Add On" and "Helper" folder that contain Trojan viruses...HELP

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????
 

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Can anyone help me with this ? i got a picture ... i cant sendto desktop as shortcut the icon is missing .. help !!

A:"Desktop As Shortcut" Command Is Missing from the "Send To" Menu

Maybe this info will help:
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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Okay, I have an ATI Radeon 8500 on my Windows XP system, and one day, after my dad had used the computer, the 3D video driver stoppeed working. He can't recall doing anything. So it goes. I think "whatever", downloaded the latest Catalyst drivers, and try to install it, only to get the message "INF Error, Video Driver Not Found" and then "Try to set up your adapter with a standard VGA driver before running setup". I tried googling for info (apparently it's a common-ish issue), but I never found anything that worked. I tried uninstalling anything ATI and then installing, to no avail. I tried uninstalling the error-listed VGA adapter from the Device Manager and then running install which didn't work. Rebooting after that also didn't work (it popped up with "New hardware found" after the reboot, but it couldn't find the proper drivers).

After an unedifying series of adventures I got to http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=45&kind=1 which has several drivers for my mobo. I first downloaded (obviously) the VGA driver, and tried to run setup. Unfortunately, after preparing the install, an Error message pops up saying "The system cannot detect the device, please confirm that the device is configured properly and restart the setup program." I then tried downloading the AGP upgrade, installed it, but nothing changed. I also downloaded the BIOS update, since it mention... Read more

A:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.
 

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Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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when i right click on my DVD writer i do not get the options "OPEN",EXPLORE & AUTOPLAY"..How do i bring them back?
 

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My friend's computer seemingly got a virus, since it sent an email to somebody in her email list, on its own. She asked me to take a look.

She had a virus checker, but it had never been updated. So I installed "AVGfree" and ran that. It found a "trojan horse" virus as well as some other stuff that it said should be removed, so I did. I then ran "ccleaner" and it suggested to remove a TON of crap, like 500mb worth of files (she installs dumb stuff on her computer all the time). I removed these files. Then I ran "spybot" and it removed some stuff. I then defragged, which it needed.

So here I am, feeling like a hero, but then I reboot and there's a message saying that "lsass.exe" cannot be found. I cancel this message, and then there's another message saying that "ipwins.dll" cannot be found.

I tell her to just ignore these messages until I figure it out, but then she informs me today that she cannot access her email account on her computer. So I've gotta figure out how to fix this.

Any advice?? Thanks.

A:After virus checking and cleaning, "lsass.exe" and "ipwins.dll" missing

She could try the system file checker : tell her to prepare her XP CD (she'll need it if it asks to replace the missing files), then she will have to go to start => run, and type "sfc /scannow".

If that fails, she can perform a repair install if she has an OEM, retail or upgrade XP CD (recovery CD's cant' do that). She will have to boot on the cd, thus she needs first to change the boot order in the bios to CD-rom first. Then, when XP setup loads, choose the option "To setup Windows XP now" (not the one about recovery console). On the next screen (after the licence agreement) she should be given the option to repair her current xp installation by typing R.

Once that's done, if the CD wasn't a SP2 version, first thing is to go to windows update to reinstall XP SP2 and all updates she could have done since. Don't surf on the internet before any antivirus and firewall (either windows or another) is enabled.

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http://tinyurl.com/k3vyb

I tried copying a fresh version of the file to \Windows\System32. No dice. I tried renaming it all uppercase and then all lowercase. Nothing. I put a copy in the root directory. No effect. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing worked.

Then--doh!--I stopped thrashing and did what I should have done initially: I dug into the Microsoft Knowledge Base and learned about XP's built-in Rebuild command. It can often easily fix "Missing HAL" and similar problems in just a minute or two. If you know about this command and how to use it, you can potentially save yourself hours and hours of manually reinstalling or rebuilding a failed operating system.
 

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Began having a problem with my computer rebooting over and over again upon startup. I found out that I can keep this from occurring if I open a file or program immediately upon startup.

My Anti-virus also began showing the Title error for winlogon.exe and stating that the file is whitelisted and should not be removed.

Upon running gmer my computer would reboot during the process every time I would run the scan. due to the fact that I am unsure if this is a normal function of the scanner I cannot be sure if the attatched ARK.txt file is a complete thorough file.
I do not have a boot disk or the original OS program disk. I am running XP home currently. I have XP Pro on my other hard drive but it was determined to be an illegal copy and I was having problems with the other computer it was in. I have that hard drive currently installed in my XP home machine for storage of files until I can get a legal copy of XP pro and an opportunity to repair my other computer

I no longer use P2P programs since I believed they were the cause of all my troubles with my previous computer. but my children have downloaded many things on my computer and visited many sites I have no idea when the winlogin file became corrupted because when I logged on the computer my son said the rebooting problem had been occuring for over a week.

I have attached the requested scans. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Your site helped me many years ago with a problem and I would ... Read more

A:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe";"Virus identified

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I would like to have an additional rootkit scan before we proceed with the cleaning of the infection.
Please download Rootkit Unhooker and save it to your desktop.
Double-click RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.
Click the Report tab, then click Scan
Check Drivers, Stealth Code, Files, and Code Hooks
Uncheck the rest, then click OK
When prompted to Select Disks for Scan, make sure C:\ is checked and click OK
Wait till the scanner has finished then go File > Save Report
Save the report somewhere you can find it. Click Close
Attach it in your next reply.

Note** you may get the following warning. It is ok, just ignore it.

"Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself!
It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?"

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to add to the MAIN menu of context menu (just right-clicking) the options to create a New Folder and a New Text Document. Right now I have to go to the "New" option and then select Folder or Text Document.

Thanks!

A:Add "New Folder" and "New Text Document" in context menu

This may help:

How to Add Any Application Shortcut to Windows Explorer?s Context Menu

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OK. This is complicated; please be patient. Some months ago my PC (Win7 Ultimate x64) suddenly came up with the dreaded "BOOTMGR missing...press CTRL+ALT+DEL to continue..." error message. No idea what caused this; the OS had been operating flawlessly for almost a year. Anyway, I tried using a "Windows 7 Recovery Disc" which I had burned from an .iso file downloaded ages ago. After several unsuccessful attempts to fix the problem with the Recovery Disc, I gave up in frustration and rebooted from the Win7 installation DVD. It of course told me there was an existing Win7 OS on the machine; did I wish to update/overwrite that or install a NEW copy of the OS? I chose "new copy" and installed it. This fixed the problem, of course. Once I was certain all was working (several days later), I used Win7's "BOOTMGR" utility to DELETE this second, unnecessary version of the OS. All still worked fine, but it "shrunk" drive D: and left an "UNUSED" area on the drive (according to the DISKMGR tool). I don't remember the drive letter the install routine created. Anyway, I could not "extend" D: or get back the wasted HD space no matter what I tried. Naturally, in the process I stupidly screwed up something and was back to the "BOOTMGR missing..." situation. Arrgghh!! I used another PC to search for help on the 'net, and found a lot of praise for a utility called "EasyBCD" (using "Ubunt... Read more

A:File "BOOTMGR" & folder "BOOT" appear on TWO partitions...why?

post screenshot of disk management with all fields visible

bootsqm.dat will be created if you do a "check disk". It can be deleted if want.
bootstat.dat see The Boot Status Data Log

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All of the sudden my "System Volume Information" folders (the system restore folders) on all of my hard drives are shown even when viewing hidden files is off. Tried to mark them hidden, but it won't let me. Anyone have a clue as to why they would suddenly unhide themselves and not allow me to hide them again? This is on XP Pro with no service pack1 installed. Just bugs me they did that all of the sudden. Haven't installed anything recently except Paint Shop Pro 7 and Easy CD Creator 5.2 plus the update patch to 5.3.

Thanks,

Smith
 

A:"System Volume Information" folder won't go "hidden"

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I have had the Ad Watch bug and get the "create an association in the Folder Options" error message when trying to open a program. Nothing will open and all exe.and lnk. files are missing from Folder Options. When I try to create new exe. files and new lnk files, the "apply" button is not highlighted so it will not save. I can make other changes and the button is there but it still won't save the exe changes. I am at my wits end. I have been on most forums looking for the answer. Please help.
 

A:"Apply" button not working in "Folder Options"

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Okay, so apparently my "Programmer" folder on C:\ changed to "Program Files". I live in Denmark, so the system is danish. The folder "Program Files" used to be named "Programmer", but somehow it changed to "Program files". It is weird, becuase that my other x86 folder is still named "Programmer (86)". It's kinda annoying, please help me somebody!!!
Can anybody give me some tips and tricks, on how to rename it back?

I would be really happy!

THANKS!!!

A:The folder "Programmer" changed to "Program Files" HELP!!!

When i click "Rename" and i rename the folder to "Programmer", the folder automaticly renmaes itself to "Program Files"!!!
HEEELP

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Without quotes, no extension. Anyone know what they are and if they're legit?

Thanks.

A:My c:\windows folder has a couple of strange files: "Dõ„" and "@ù#"

They dont see legit to me. Try to do a virus search. Otherwise i recommend factory reset

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I used this "hide a folder" program called "folder lock," and I guess it's buggy because it won't let me unhide the files. It unhides the folder containing the files, but the files are still hidden. They're still there, because when I copy and paste the folder, it shows that the files are being copied, but in the new folder they will be hidden again. Checking the "property" of the folder shows the correct size as well. How can I get windows to reveal them?

The hidden files are listed in this folder called "n|+|-n" or something like that I think, but when I type that in dos or windows it won't let me access them.

PS I contacted the company, but I don't expect a response back any time soon and those files are kind of important.

Thanks!
 

A:How to "unhide" a folder hidden by a "hidefolder" utility?

Welcome to TSG....

And of course you did not or don't have any backups of these files on any other media?

Actually the only way to gain access to these files is by contacting the manufacturer of the security program ir you would have to learn how to program good enough to bew able to get into the secure area. To the best of my knowledge since this is a security thing and we have no way of knowing whether or not you actually have the rights to get into these files I doubt if you will get much direction toward solving your problem.

Go with contacting the manufacturer of the software.
 

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Hi, I need to find a fix for this issue I have with a change in Windows 8. I am running Windows 8 Pro and normally (in windows 7 and older) when I Right click on a folder, the default option for properties is "r". Nice and quick and next to my
left hand which rests on the left side of the keyboard. Now it has changed to "o" and not only that, there are 2 options for "o". Open and Properties. Very frustrating and not very easy to get around. Any way of getting around this whether
it be alternative software or reg hack or something... anything. Itsvery annoying.
Cheers

A:Right Click on folder and select "R" for Properties has changed to "O"

Well it looks like the US version oif the upgrade iso/cd is the version that has the r has properties. UK version is O which really doesnt make sense as open is O aswell so you have to press it twice then enter. I like my keyboard shortcuts so US version
is. Problem solved. language to install must read US (English) on the install screen.
Prolem solved
cheers all for your assistance.

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When a download is complete, the dialog box opens, announcing "Download Complete" and when I Click the "Open Folder" button the "Download Complete" dialog box closes but the Target Folder doesn’t not open. First noticed this after SP3 in this XP Home environment.

Where’s the “Honor the 'Open Folder' button” setting to get this functionality back?
 

A:The "Download Complete" "Open Folder" button ignored

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Orion,

was burning data on a DVD-R
i used the "like flash disc" method formatting it
then went on deleting, moving & renaming image folders..
i think that was wrong to do..
anyway
when i started the burn process it stopped responding after several minutes..
i had to force restart the machine to eject disc..
then i discovered a specific folder i put in the image is very big in size..
checked it and found the windows has created system files and folders in it
AppData, Temp, Microsoft, ..etc
it couldnt be deleted the easy way
used Unlocker, could just delete few folders then the machine stops responding..
and this repeated useless several times..
used the Safe Mode With Command: RD /S.. it deleted the folder..
but after restart windows normally the folder is still there and keeps creating system stuff..
some programs started using this location to run, like Chrome..
i discovered i lost all my history and cookies and had to reinstall it and its still sticking to the Burn Folder's infected folder..
the folder is growing fast.. i have to to wipe it using command and reinstall Chrome again and again..
i need to burn discs too..

i apologize for being too long
please help

BLKND

A:"Burn Folder" Disaster (not the usual "can't del" thing)

did anybody read this?

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I have a home network of five computers where one acts as a common computer ("server") where most data from the other four computers is stored (music, pictures, word processing, movies, etc). All five are running XP Pro SP2.

The "server" had two 80GB hard drives, but SMART was indicating that one was failing, so I replaced it with a 200GB drive. Now, every computer in the house can access the 80GB drive and all of its files but none of the computers in the house (except the "server") can access the new hard drive. I have the file sharing set to full access, and I can view the file folders that are on the drive from the networked computers, they are all listed. But when I click on a folder, I get "Access is Denied." When I mouse over a folder, it reads, "Folder is Empty"

But the folder isn't empty though when accessed from the local computer, only when trying to access it over the network.

I have turned off the Windows Firewall, turned it on again, off again, etc, no change. I have Zone Alarm on all the computers, turned it off, still no change.

Any ideas??? I have over 500 CDs on that harddrive, and I want to listen to music from my other comuters! I'm going nuts here.
 

A:"Access Denied", "Folder Empty" messages

There are two ways that might work.

1. From a computer other than the server right-click "My Computer" and choose "Map Network Drive". Where is says "Folder" type "\\<ip address>\C$" if you want to share the C partition of that drive (don't type the quotes).
2.
Go to My Computer and and click on the Tools Menu and then Folder Options.

Click the view tab.
Scroll all the way down until you see "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" and uncheck it.
Click OK.

Now right-click the drive you want to share and choose "Sharing and Security".
Click the security tab.
Click "add" and add "Everyone".
Give "Everyone" the rights you want them to have "Read only" or whatever you want.
 

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Hello,
I really need your help. I have exams coming up soon so need to get back on my computer as soon as possible. I have a notebook with windows XP. The model is Compaq mini CQ10-400.

When I switch the notebook on it displays the "BOOTMGR IS MISSING"... message. I cannot get on my computer passed that screen, apart from when I press escape after pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del. It gives me 4 options ... " F1 system information, F2 system diagnostics, F9 boot device options, F10 BIOS setup."

There is no disc drive so what should I do, and what is the easiest way to fix this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

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Hello all.

First off, I am in no means acquainted with any troubleshooting or fancy thing outside of everyday computer usage, so please respond as if you are talking to a dummy. I do have fairly decent common sense and Google skill however, which has given me enough confidence to try and fix this issue on my own.

Basically, one day I start my computer (running Windows XP Professional SP3) up and get a black screen saying:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally."

For a few times, I was able to get Windows working with the last two options, but before I could dedicate time to fix the issue, it became so that none of these options worked, and I got caught in a restart cycle with this screen. Last things that I can recall that may have caused this: Windows Update or CCleaner Registry Fix (just something I do sometimes to make sure everything is working, nothing was wrong prior).

I bought an external HDD enclosure with hopes of popping my internal into it, and saving my stuff onto my laptop before messing around. Oddly, in My Computer, the 2 drive icons (a System Recovery one, and my Main one) would flash for a few seconds, every few minutes, and when I'd quickly click them, it'd say the... Read more

A:"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.
 

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