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Deleted userinit.exe by accident!

Q: Deleted userinit.exe by accident!

Long story short I was removing a virus and deleted it by mistake.

so everytime I log in it kicks me straight back out. Im on a different laptop to post here, what can I do?

Appreciate any help.

A: Deleted userinit.exe by accident!

No help? Really need that back

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had security tool malware on my laptop

ran malware anti to remove it and it said i had an infected userinit.exe

so i deleted userinit.exe (big mistake)

i have xp but do not have xp install cd

i have a floppy drive and a thumb drive

cannot get back to my desktop NOR can i get to a c:\ anymore in safe mode

believe i need to copy userinit.exe from somewhere back into c:\windows\system32 but do not know how with what i have to work with

please help


A:deleted userinit.exe by accident

There is a backup copy in C:\Windows\System32\dllcache

most of the time it is compressed in this folder.

Here is a copy of it from my XP installation (uncompressed)
See attached
You will need a XP install CD and use recovery environment to copy the file to the proper place, or use an Ubuntu boot CD to do it.

Here is an article on using a Ubuntu CD to copy data off an unbootable windows PC, one could also use it to copy a file to a Windows folder.

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Please any help??????
thank you


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I am in the middle of running the Analyzer using TestDisk on the 2TB external. Since it is a 2TB hard drive, it is analyzing about 10% of the disk per day. So I guess it will take 10 days to finish. Small price to pay if I can recover all the data on these drives. One has all our home movies and photos and the other has all our scanned documents in PDF format. Sigh.
I am wondering if I am doing this the right way with TestDisk? Is there a faster way? When I deleted the partitions, the process took less than a second. The drives were partitioned to used 100% of the drive space. I read the page TestDisk Step By Step but still not sure if there isn't an easier way for my particular blunder. Nothing should be corrupted. Just deleted.
Thank you!

A:Deleted Partitions By Accident Please Help

Yes it should be faster. I thought there were two levels to the restore deleted partitions and only the deeper level involves scanning the surface for old deleted partitions.

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A:deleted files on accident

This one gets high marks. Maybe worth a try.

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A:Ive deleted files on accident, HELP!

Hi friikenfreezin84

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

See post #4 here:

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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Take a look here:

No guarantees, though.

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The only way I know is to download and try this software and then just hope
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You do not need the paid version

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Thanks in advance.

A:Deleted Recycle Bin by Accident

Try this:

Right-Click desktop
Select Personalize
Select Change Desktop icon on the left hand side
Check Recycle Bin and hit apply

Does that work?

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So my questions are: Is my harddrive as of right now in MBR or GPT? And how would I add the GPT partitions back, as in the primary and secondary GPT headers?

Edit: I am attempting to dual boot with Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional, both 64bit and the computer has the UEFI, I think. Am I better off using MBR or GPT to dual boot? I only want two OS's and a shared data partition.

A:Deleted all the GPT Partitions by accident

Since I deleted all the GPT partition information (Idiotically), I am unable to make more partitions and dual boot.

Deleting all GPT partitions is a recommended step to downgrade "Windows 8" as "Windows 7" is known to not much liking GPT based UEFI boot mode. Although "Win 7" 64 bit edition may boot from a GPT disk, i prefer MBR partitioning especially in case of dual booting with Linux.The only mistake you made here is not to partition the disk at the time of install. Fortunately you can split the single large "C" partition to two or three small partitions with the help of "Partition Wizard" free edition.
Download link : Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
What you need to do is first shrink/resize "C" and create one or more new partitions using the free space.
How to shrink partition : Shrink Windows partition with partition manager - MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Video guide : How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

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YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This is the site.

A:deleted files by accident HELP!! Please

Enable the hidden Administrator Account. Then create a new user profile account with admin rights. If you can't log onto your computer at all even in Safe Mode then put the Windows DVD in and boot off of that and choose Repair My Computer.

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A:deleted file by accident!!!!!

Try Recuva.

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by the way, this is on windows 8.1 and i tried this: User Folders - Restore Default Location

thanks in advance

A:HELP. deleted music folder by accident, but its still there

Since this is a Windows 8.1 problem, we have a separate forum for Windows 8.
Windows 8 Forums

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A:Bluetooth deleted from my computer by accident.

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I've attached 2 screen shots because i'm sure my explanation is poor. Anyway, this is driving me crazy - can't figure it out. I've been messing around with it for hours - at one point i had 'desktop' with about 15 'desktop' subfolders......

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A:Deleted 'Desktop' folder by accident....

this my be overly obvious but, have you gone into the recycle bin and checked if the folder is still there? if it is, all you need to do is right click on it and select restore.

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A:Deleted Graphics Drivers By Accident

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A:StyleXP not working & I deleted desktop.ini on accident

Hi toybird

Sorry for the delay in getting a reply to you (been busy). Any luck yet finding a solution?

If not, try these for a quick repair
1) System Restore
2) Uninstall StyleXP
3) Run a Registry Cleaner (CCleaner is effective).
4) Reinstall StypeXP

. . . and anytime you have unexpected system behavior, run some malware scans to rule out unexpected visitors causing havor with your system files.

To try System Restore:
1) Boot your computer into Safe Mode (start tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up, and select "Safe Mode" from the Boot Menu).
2) Logon as "Administrator".
3) Click on Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore, and select a restore point from before trouble started.

Try CCleaner to clean up
1) You can download CCleaner here ---
2) Run the "Cleaner" functions to clean up temp files & other accumulating unnecessary files. Then run the "Issues" functions to clear up problems in the Registry. Run the "Issues" functions until CCleaner reports "no issues found."
Best of luck
. . . Gary

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A:Deleted all Temp file for all users by accident

Try using XP System Restore.

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If I can use the cached page what html can I remove to repair it back to the way it was.
Then how do I get it back in the place of the missing page?

puter hater



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{Mod Edit:Move to more appropriate forum,Also made topic more descriptive.boopme}

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A:Advanced video/audio deleted by accident

The best place to start would be to visit the dell support site, navigate to your product page and see if you can download the latest drivers from there. Reinstalling from your recovery drive would probably overwrite a lot of files that you want to keep.



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Thanks guys.

A:Deleted files by needed badly.

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Hi everyone...

Thanks in advance for helping me out.

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Thank you.

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A:Deleted the desktop start folder file by accident.

hi, go to start screen type in desktop ,you should get at least 3 desktop related apps as a result of the search ,right click on the one that says DESKTOP ,and choose pin to start ,should work did for me yesterday

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I know you guys probably hear this all the time, but I deleted my userinit.exe file. I tried to boot up windows with the last known good config, but it didn't work. It just logs me out as soon as I log in. If any of you could give me any help at all, it would be great.

A:Deleted userinit.exe!

Hello Jakalak

Get your XP installation CD out, or borrow one if you don`t have one.

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
Floppy (if present)
Hard Disk

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
expand d:\i386\userinit.ex_ c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
Put one space between _ and c:\windows\
(Where d is the CD drive)

Type EXIT when done


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I started windows (2000) and got an error message about some file called userinit.exe. I deleted the file thinking it might have been a virus or something since it had never done that before.

Now windows won't log on, not in safe mode or anything. I have since found out that this file was a log on utility or something.

Anyway, I don't have the boot disk.

Anyone know how I can fix this? (I tried f8 to let it repair itself but it didn't work)


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Googling for solutions to a problem a computer at work is having I found this string and decided this is probably the solution to the problem we're having too. With the attitude that "I probably can't make it worse than it already is" I followed the directions for the AutoRun step and without knowing for sure what I was doing... I chose to delete this file with AutoRun: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe

Obviously I don't have a clue... so I was just writing to see if there is anyway I can redeem myself? The computer won't login now...

I can access the C drive through the network but have limited access because I'm not the administrator.

I have tried starting in safe mode and tried rebooting with the last known good configuration this did nothing.

Any advice you can offer would be great.
Thank you,

A:deleted userinit

You need to run the system restore to the point of when you changed that file. If you can do a "Run" command, type this into it:


This way you can see if it can restore that file and settings automatically.

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After I log into my computer at my windows login screen, it instantly kicks me back to the login screen. After reading several posts online I have come to believe that my userinit.exe file has been deleted or that virus has somehow altered it. I want to reinstall a copy of the file from a windows xp media boot CD, however I only have a friends recovery disk and it is for his brand of computer so it doesnt recognize it when i boot my system. I dont have a floppy drive, is there any other way to get a dos prompt at start-up so I can manually extract userinit.exe to system32? Should I slave the drive on a different computer and copy and paste it? I'm so confused.Thank you.

Windows XP Media Center Edition (SP2)

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Hi all,

I have a problem which I cannot log into my Windows when my AVG Free Edition deleted the file /WINDOWS/userinit.exe (identified as a trojan)

I know that is a fake userinit.exe. The real one is from /WINDOWS/system32/userinit.exe - but why cant my computer start if the FAKE one is deleted, and not the real one?

Anyhow, I need someone's help for me to make me AT LEAST log in back into windows. I dont want to lose my important files that I have worked all week long


I am using WINDOWS XP SP 3

A:Anti-Virus deleted userinit.exe

Hello Wyxor

It probably happens because the malware version has changed values in the registry too. Your antivirus cannot repair that.

I`m afraid that there is a bit of work involved if you want to fix this without a reinstall of XP.
The good news is that it is not difficult to do if you follow the instructions.

You will have to create a bootable BartPE CD to let you access XP.
Then edite the registry to fix the problem.

All the instructions are here

The only alternative is to slave your hard drive in another machine to copy off your files and then reinstall XP


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I accidentally deleted my Userinit.exe from my registry thinking it was a virus. Now my computer starts with a "Logon" screen that logs me off at least 3 times, before loading my settings to let me use my computer.I heard that you can replace Userinit.exe into your registry, but I forgot which registry to input it, where it's supposed to belong.Is there a way to get it back?Note: I'm quite sure i deleted it from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion

A:Userinit.exe accidentally deleted? [Moved]

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

In the right pane under Userinit, Change the key to read:


Make sure you include the comma.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8300 running XP Pro.

I was trying to speed up my computer by eliminating some applications in system startup.

There were two Desktop.ini listings so I unchecked one of them. I also unchecked userinit.exe.

Obviously that was a mistake. When I restart the computer it comes to the Welcome page and stops there.

It displays a 1/2 inch square picture of chess pieces to the right of "Welcome". It says user to the right of the picture.

The lower left says "Turn off from Patrick". Clicking that takes me to the standard Windows log off which says Standy, Turn Off, Restart. I bought the computer from Patrick.

On the lower right it says "After you log in, you can add or change accounts. Just go to the Control Panel and click User Accounts"

I have tried everything I can think of to get past this point but nothing works. HELP.

A:[SOLVED] Deleted desktop.ini and userinit.exe

During boot, after your BIOS splash screen and before windows, press F8 (May take a few tries to get it right) to bring up the boot menu, and try to boot in "Last known good Configuration". Alternately, try booting in Safe Mode from the boot menu and running msconfig from safe mode to undo your error.

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And, now I can not log into Windows. Only can type password at the Welcome screen, it tries to go into Windows and then goes back to the Welcome screen with a message that it's "saving settings".

I have tried to copy userinit.exe from my XP CD but no such luck. One of the steps asked "Overwrite userinit.exe (Yes/No/All)?". I chose Yes and it did not overwrite it onto my hard drive.

I know the problem did not start from a virus because it happened right after I deleted userinit.exe in Safe Mode using AutoRuns. When I rebooted it did not log me into Windows.

Does anyone have steps from A to Z on how to restore userinit.exe onto my pc so that I can at least log into Windows? I do not want to do a system restore or anything where I will lose all of my documents, pictures, music, or Outlook emails.


A:[SOLVED] Userinit.exe (I mistakenly deleted file)

I have a Dell Dimension C521 AWD
I have Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
I have a Dell Resource CD

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Howdy all, first time here... I'll save the intro and get to the jist of my problem--

I just went throug the common 'A VIRUS DELETED MY userinit.exe AND NOW WINDOWS KEEPS LOGGING OFF ON STARTUP!' problem. I have succesfully copied over a ...\system32\userinit.exe from a healthy computer (hopfully that's okay).

Now I need to 'Load Hive' and-- then what? Do I select my newly copied userinit.exe? Or do i select my winlogon.exe?

When I do it asks for a KEY-- what is this Key? What's it do, and what should I Type in?

Obviously I havent' gotten far at all, so what will I need to do afterwards? I realllyy need this PC fixed!!!

Thank you!

A:Help and Elaboration on 'Hive Loading' after userinit.exe is deleted!

With Bart PE CD > Run > regedit > select "HKEY_USERS" > File: Load Hive > look in C:\Windows\System32\config\ and open "Software".
Then give the loaded hive any random temporary name like "hello".
Expand HKEY_USER and expand the hive you just named (ex- "hello")
Look at the strings under hello/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon/
Make sure Userinit value is C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,
Make sure to include the comma.
Also the value of Shell should be Explorer.exe
Then select the hive (ex- "hello")
FILE > Unload hive

You can temporarily load up explorer.exe on your GUI desktop by hitting ctrl + alt + del then FILE > New task (run) > type explorer.exe
Then maybe try a sfc /scannow from the command prompt. You'll need your Windows CD with matching service pack.

BTW Service Pack 2 is probably why your computer got infected. Get SP3. Also use Internet Explorer 8 if you use IE.

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hello, i recently helped remove IMGKULOT from my friend's laptop using the same process i used to remove TAGA LIPA ARE from my pc, because they are more or less the same type of virus. Basically we deleted all autun.inf & imgkulot.* files in his drives & deleted all traces of imgkulot in his registry. HOWEVER, wen i told him to scan for all traces of imgkulot in his registry & delete it, he accidentally deleted the "userinit.exe" which was infected w/ "imgkulot.bat" & when he restarted his pc, everytime he logs in, it automatically logs off. now there's no way he can access his pc. what do you suggest we do? he needs his files because he's a teacher & all his students' grades are in his laptop. he doesn't care if he has to tear his laptop down just to retrieve his files. please help us. i feel kinda responsible for his loss. any advise or help will surely be appreciated. thank you very much!

A:Solved: How to repair accidentally deleted: userinit.exe from registry!?! pls help!!!

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So long story short i deleted the file from the system32 folder. Its gone. I have my windows xp disk, with the recovery tool on it, but have no idea how to remedy the situation i have placed myself into. Would anyone be willing to guide me on the proper procedure in restoring my computer to the way it was?

Additionally, i cant log on any of the accounts at all. No safe mode, no anything from that menu. So thats out the window.

Please someone help me! Thank you! - Bolen

A:deleted userinit.exe file from system32, can no longer sign into windows xp

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Hello I had viruses on my Acer Aspire 5024WLMI so I stopped them running on startup via MSCONFIG and also deleted the registrys that came up from the search I did. One of the registrys I most assume userinit.exe got deleted and now when i start my system it automatically logs me off when I log on. I have tryed everything I can think of, booting from CD windows xp installed, booting from USB a bootable registry editor so I can make userinit.exe run again. When I boot from either CD or USB I have no option to press any key to load the application. I have tryed reordering boot prioreties and using F12 for advanced boot and non of that works. Please someone help me I need this fixed urgently :(. Thanks in advance.


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Hi behzatc,The 6 items you posted are all legitimate.Was that all you wanted to know? Or do you think your PC is infected and you want my help with removing the infection?If it's the latter, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue. Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.

A:REG:system.ini: UserInit: userinit.exe is it normal?

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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My son accidentally placed the operating disc for Windows XP Home Edition for a PC in his Sony Laptop Originally running Windows XP Professional. How can I remove Windows XP Home so that the computer will recognize everything?


and welcome to the Forum

What do you have now? . . Two operating systems or just Home?

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I am so sorry folks i should also tell you that i have been using ccleaner the following are my HJT and adsspy logs Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 3:52:51 PM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\sdkyz32.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\sdkbi32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\Unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defaul... Read more

A:My new log since the accident

Please post this log in your thread where I am already helping you, otherwise we get confused.

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I accidently loaded Voodoo 3dfx on my computer and now my video is all messed up I can not read anything. How do I get this straighted out. I am not real computer savy so I really need help...please


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Hi everyone.

I am having a very similar issue as OP, but I "accidentally" [STUPID ME.....] did diskpart/clean (only clean) on a remote HD (149Ghz size with no partition on it).

I am still reading through this thread and hopefully I will be able to recover my data on this remote HD. I have been using TestDisk, EaseUS partition recovery to scan (only quick scan so far) w/o any luck yet. At this moment I am running Partition Recovery quick scan now. Since I do not have any partition on this HD, I am not sure if I am doing the right thing.... I only store pictures (tons of them) and some docs on it. I am on Page 9 of this thread, I will keep reading and trying.

Thanks in advance for helping me,

A:Diskpart By Accident

Originally posted here diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(

Moved to allow better help

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I'm using windows XP and in network connections I accidently deleted my lan connection icon. (I know that sounds goofy) Then the recycle bin got emptied before I could restore it Since I am using DSL I obviously need this, but it will not even detect the hardware to make a new connection. I've spent hours trying to figure this out, and read everything about LAN in the microsoft help and support.
please help!

A:threw away my lan by accident

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a few days ago, I went to the "safely remove hardware" icon and clicked "stop" on the USB Port option.

Today, when I tried to get photos onto my comp by inserting the memory chip into the SD/mini/MMC/RS and the computer wouldn't reconize it. I went to my computer and checked to see if the icons, and none were there.

I tried restarting my comp, but that didn't help.

How do I retrieve the hardware?

A:[SOLVED] Accident

Remove the SD/mini/MMC/RS docking bay and the reinsert it into your PC, this is assuming that the device you inserted the memory chip into is connected through USB.

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I noticed a slowdown on my computer this past week,
so i stupidly ran combofix thinking it would solve the problem.
i think it may have deleted something very important,
and now my computer wont load passed the:
"start windows normally; safe mode; safe mode w networking; etc" menu.
im afraid there's nothing i can do at this point.
i need help please!

A:ComboFix Accident!

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General Info

Windows 8 pro
Cant do anything on computer
using a different laptop right now

I was in regedit trying to delete an instant savings app that had found its way into my computer. I believe i was in Local_Users and i know i went to the software folder. I accidentally deleted the software folder and I couldnt use any programs. I couldnt use a system restore because it gave me an error so i decided to reboot and go into safe mode and do it there but it didnt work. I have been trying to figure all of this out with windows technicians and didnt get anywhere. I cant do anything on my broken computer because when i boot it up, it skips the boot menu and i cant get it into safe mode or anything. it goes straight to the lock screen and I cant read any texts and can only put in my password. After I put in the password, it gives me a black screen for a few seconds with a blue spinning wheel on my mouse and it goes back to the lock screen. My idea was to load the cd I have with the win8 pro back onto my computer and that would reset the registry but I dont know how to do this because I cant do any functions on my pc at the moment. any help would be great. Sorry for all the bad writing, I am trying to finish a lot of homework and figure out this problem at the same time.

Thank you,

A:Accident in regedit

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I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.

A:Installed 32 Bit On Accident

Quote: Originally Posted by adam42381

I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.

Welcome to the forums...

What error message are you getting? And at what point are you getting it?

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For the record: I am Win98 and ME certified and knowledgeable with DOS.
I am a 'shift-del' freak and was cleaning my desktop, 3 weeks ago and accidentally included my coin logs(I've been working on these for 3.5 years). Being an XP user and knowing XP doesn't use DOS, I thought there was no chance of getting them back; I just found out I was wrong and with the proper tools I can. I never did this before, but so need to. Please help.

UPDATE: A friend referred me to "recuva" yoake a recovery, of about 15 files(MSWord), I got back 2 and one was my buff(buffalo coin) logs. However later I discovered;both files will not open. Windows says, "word cannot find compressor for..." I'm clueless here. Plus after choosing to unhide all files and folders, I ran into 2 files that have the names I lost; but they begin with "~$", only have 1K and the icon is light colored. What is this? Any chance of recovery nof these 4 and others.?

A:'shift-del' by accident

there are quite a lot of recovery programs available

I have used a digital camera free recovery on the site and recovered 100 images off a CF card , so i know some of these work well

From a Elvandil Post
Here's a list. If the free ones don't see anything, forget the pay ones. I know Pandora is still around and has updated recovery software. And the other day, someone used the Disk Investigator at the bottom, which is meant to show you how much stuff is still on your drive after you thought you cleaned it, and they managed to get all their files back. Dr. Freeware is pretty new and updated not too long ago, with other useful tools, too.

Here's the list, anyway (I have more if you run out ):

Free recovery applications:

Dr. Freeware Boot CD (also has partition tool, drive cloner and imager)
DiskDigger & NTFSWalker
Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Roadkil's Undelete
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator


O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
Active@ File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recove... Read more

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hi guys im new to this software i didnt really no what this was all for really and me being one for downloading any thing and trying n e thing ive come across a kinda thing in which i have put my self into a lot of bother.
I kinda did the scan on the hijackthis software and kinda clicked every thing.
in doing so i have stopped them all.
in realising this i turned it all back on. thankfully i did a backup and it worked.
unforatuatly i deleted the back up and then scanned for things i didnt want.
i found a few things and then ticked them.
accidently ticked my firewall or some thing to do with my firewall and now it doesnt work.
ive reinstalled it 4 times and still it wont let n e traffic through.

is there any help i can get from some one so ui can turn it back on.

ps i have a log of wat i scanned just now if thts needed to help

A:accident prone please help

Welcome to TSF.

That's not good. That's the main reason we tell users not to use this program on their own since it can cause damage. Do you have an older log of what you had before you did the fixes? If not, tell us what you fixed if you can remember.

Post your new log you have now and we'll take a look at it. What firewall program are you using?

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Hi all,

I'm not pc savvy at all so this message comes with a tad bit of panic!

My mother accidently hit "log off" instead of restart using windows XP. Now she gets a blue screen that says "Welcome" on the left and my family's name with a chess board icon on the right. There's a button on the bottom that says "turn off family computer". We cannot get to the desk top no matter what we try. We can only shut it down. We think she hit log off-- since it's a family computer we never use this function. Can anyone tell me how to get back to the desktop? (she's quite upset because we're not sure what happened exactly, and not sure what to do)

ANY help or suggests are welcome! Thanks much!

A:XP help-- logged off by accident!

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When I was reformatting my computer i deleted a part of my drive that i think was really important. It was drive E:. After the reformatting I tried to go on the internet. I tried to go on wireless but, I didn't have a wireless internet icon for my wireless card so I plugged it in. Still i could not go on the Internet. Then I tried to open some programs and half of them would load the others I would get error reports from.
I think the reason it doesn't work is because of the drive I accidently deleted. Is there any way that I could get the data back without taking it to a repair shop? Thanks for any help. Oh and I cant put my laptop on standby either.

A:Deleting accident

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So I formated my main partition on my toshiba and I know what your thinking already. That I know nothing of pc's but i learn from trial and error. But my problem is I made a boot disc for windows 7 with torrents, and I got some progress and I have know idea what to do. I boot the pc and it boots up with only freedos settings it says freedos 2006 1.0 and it gives me different ways to boot up but no matter which one I pic always gives me the same error message.
FreeDOS HIMEM64 3.26 [Aug 25 2006] (c) 1995, Till gerken 2001-2006 tom ehlert
himem - always on a20 method used
kernel: allocated 43 diskbuffers = 22876 bytes in hma
freecom version 0.84-pre2 xms_swap [Aug 28 2006 00:29:00]
can not redirect output to file 'temp.bat'
bad command or filename - "temp.bat"
file not found.- 'A:\temp.bat'
checking for cdrom driver or c:\fdbootcd.iso...
El-torito bootable cd-rom driver for dos v1.4,
(c)2000 by gary tong
(c)2001-2002 by bart lagerweij
no booted cd-rom found.
driver not installed
there is no cdrom, or the wrong cd-rom!

if any one has seen this please help.

A:formatting accident

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Hello-I have a windows xp (version 2002) Asus EeePC and I think I might have downloaded a virus accidentally whilst on a music radio website. I found that it messed up my internet browser and it would directly open to a website called "" Please advise what I should do to clean this up! I have changed the default from the wierd website to "" but it still will default to this website "partner12..." if the domain name does not exist. i used to have norton antivirus but the subscription ran out and i did not renew...I know I should probably get something to protect my computer as well from now on. Thank you

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This is what I get for trying to uninstall windows messenger...I accidently uninstalled all windows components BUT windows messenger...I since fixed it...Kinda realized something was wrong when half my icons disappeared I managed to reinstall them the same way I uninstalled them...However now something wierd is going on...Saw a program 'bootstraper' and now I'm running 6 more process than before the incident..Not sure if something wierd got on my pc during the fk up, or if its just a screwed up windows...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:18:51 PM, on 9/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC... Read more

A:Accident And Notw Somethings Up

Hi Ngarskel. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

Everything else looks normal also. You are good to go.



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Hi! I accidently set the program ConTEXT to replace Notepad. I would like to set it back to Notepad because I prefer it but I can't figure out how! When I search for "Notepad" it just gives me the icon for ConTEXT under the name Notepad and when I click it it opens up ConTEXT. Does anyone know how I can get Notepad back? Thank you!

A:Replaced Notepad by Accident

Quote: Originally Posted by ascii

Hi! I accidently set the program ConTEXT to replace Notepad. I would like to set it back to Notepad because I prefer it but I can't figure out how! When I search for "Notepad" it just gives me the icon for ConTEXT under the name Notepad and when I click it it opens up ConTEXT. Does anyone know how I can get Notepad back? Thank you!

Welcome to the forum,

Notepad is located in C:\Windows , scroll down and you'll see notepad.exe.

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Ran an exe. file last night by accident that had appeared on desktop "stupid. It ran a dos app. ? Advanced properties= %SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT

Have a number of files in Windows directory (XP Pro) with same time. They are:



wiaservc.log ([wiaservc] Opened log at 12/5/2004 01:58:56.140




"Have not rebooted since incident"
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:45:10 AM, on 12/5/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\LaunchPd.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.... Read more

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I was curious as Malwarebytes, MSE, and even ESET didn't find anything like this, while SUPERAntiSpyware found adware but not these, though I'm not too sure: but I brought up start task manager and looked under processes and found two that weren't under my user name (just so you know, under "users" it's just me), and after looking them up on google, learned that they might be trojans. They are: csrss.exe, and winlogon.exe. Well, that last one isn't really a trojan, but wasn't under my user name so I brought it up here just in case.

I don't want to get in trouble, as I need to do some accounting-related stuff soon n my comp., so I need to know if they are trojans or not, and if they are, how to get rid of them right away. Any ideas, and could there be more? (Again, Malwarebytes, MSE, SUPERAnti and ESET didn't pick this up)

A:I believe I have found a virus or two by accident

Google is your friend.

Client/Server Runtime Subsystem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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I'm convinced that I accidentally removed the DVD-R driver from my CD-RW/DVD-R drive. I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 and haven't been able to track down or successfully update the driver to fix this problem. Can someone help me? I'm really new at this. Thanks.

A:Removed DVD-R driver by accident

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Hey guys, just opened up a link on steam from someone and stupidly opened and ran the file which was a .scr.
From a preliminary search it seems that I may have installed a Trojan, so any help would be appreciated.
Running a Windows 7, with the only security software being Microsoft Security Essentials (which a scan didn't turn up anything awry).
Many thanks for any help!
Edit: here's the logs of the security check I just ran
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.91  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Microsoft Security Essentials   
 Antivirus up to date!  
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 JavaFX 2.1.1    
 Java 7 Update 71  
 Adobe Reader 10.1.12 Adobe Reader out of Date!
 Google Chrome (39.0.2171.65) 
 Google Chrome (39.0.2171.71) 
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
 Microsoft Security Essentials MSMpEng.exe 
 Microsoft Security Essentials msseces.exe 
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 60% Defragment your hard drive soon! (Do NOT defrag if SSD!)
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
And AdwCleaner
# AdwCleaner v4.104 - Report created 06/12/2014 at 22:12... Read more

A:.scr file opened on accident, what do I do?

Hi blavongtheung,
  to BleepingComputer.
Did you clean detections of adwCleaner?
Please post the results. 
You can find result log file  at "C:\AdwCleaner"
And hows your system working?
Are you having any issue?

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I was going to check if my external HDD needed to be defragged. I was in the wee window that asks about checking the disk for errors and decided to do that, there's always two options, one is always automatically ticked and there's another one that said something about find and attempt to restore corrupt files, that is never ticked and I never choose it, until today. All I noticed was it found 1024 files, and I clicked proceed, it processed or fixed etc and i went back to the pc after an hour and decided just to cancel as it seemed to be stuck at 2025 files checked.
Once i clicked cancel I couldn't get access to my external HDD and when I right on 'My Computer' it says it's NTFS files and is full but windows can't get access to it, i thought i'd try restoring it and i can see that out of the 1TB I have used 330GB which is what my disk was like before my mistake.
as with most people I have all my most important stuff saved there away from my C drive.
Ok, sorry for waffling on, can anyone tell me if I am able to restore my drive back to what it was (Would that have been FAT32 files?)

A:Changed HDD to NTFS by accident

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Hi guys,I wanted to split 8 gb file but instead of MBs I selected bytes so basically now I have alot of 4.1 kb files so I would appreciate if you could tell me how I can delete all the files quickly because manually deleting all the files is slow and I have some other stuff to do.

A:[SOLVED] Funny accident

In Computer select the first file scroll down the list to the last file you want to delete and press the Shift key and click on the last file press delete to send them to the recycle bin or hold the Shift key and press delete to permanently delete them.

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I made a data disc (CD-R) with nero 5.5 (size of data 400mb) and accidently my daughter did another burn (size of data 2mb) on the same disc, her data is there, have I lost mine completely? I seem to recall reading somewhere that there is a program for retrieving the older data?

A:Data disc accident

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I uninstalled my nvmixer and i need to get it back if its possible. I have no idea what to do. Anyone know?

A:nvmixer uninstalled by accident

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I recently built the computer shown in my specs. I didn't get to joining the existing homegroup quick enough. My wife needed files from one of the homegroup laptops. Having not joined, my wife attempted it but ended up creating a new homegroup on the new build. When I go into homegroup (start menu) I don't have the option to join a homegroup, nor do I have one to leave the homegroup.

So how do I delete the new homegroup created, so I can join my established group?

A:New homegroup created by accident

What you need to do is remove each computer from the new homegroup.

Once you've done that, the homegroup will no longer exist, leaving you free to rejoin your original homegroup.

Leave a homegroup

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ive just managed to delete the whole of my lossles music collection by using shift and delete on the folder (wasnt concentrating)

can i get it back? thanks

A:shift and delete accident

Try Recuva: Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Ideally, you need an external drive to save the recovered files to.

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I got an OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit with my PC, which is capable of 64-bit.

I've read that the serial key is legal for either version, 32-bit or 64-bit, but the DVD I got only has 32-bit version.

How can I get a new DVD with the 64-bit version, as I got 8 gigs of ram and I can't use them.

I bought and built the computer myself and made a mistake when I ordered Windows, and asked for 32-bit because I was scared of compatibility, and I opened and installed it already, so I can't take it back.

A:Windows OEM 32-bit bought by accident,need 64-bit DVD

You can try contacting whoever supplied you with the 32bit disc and explain your mistake... they may send you a new 64bit one... You may just have to bite the bullet and purchase the 64bit version...

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I reformat my pc and install XP but what problem I faced is "During the installation, the installation stopped and error messege occured." I can't remember what error is it...

Due to this problem, I had to reformat my pc again and install again since the OS repair not succeed. Because of this multiple times reformatting, I started worry about reliability of my hard disk drive.

What i want ask is " If i faced this problem in the future, any common solutions that can fix these kind of problems (if different of error messeges)".....

A:Accident occured during OS installation

you don't have to worry about the h/d
if you have problems with installing
check the disk is clean
try it with only one stick of ram in and reinstall the other ram when you have finished installing

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While I accomplished so much successfully setting up my computer in AHCI earlier, I now blew it all.

I had the SMART command failure error with my SSD, and received a new BIOS from my motherboard manufacturer. I applied it and "Loaded Optimized Defaults" in the BIOS as your supposed to. Stupid me, that means the motherboard activates IDE mode, but I installed Windows in AHCI mode.

So... I switched it back to AHCI after booting into IDE by accident and now I'm getting MBR Error. Is there any way to repair this? I have been trying to repair it through the Windows Install disk, using bootsec & command prompt to no avail.

Likely because where the screen pops up that says: "Use recovery tools that can help fix problems starting Windows. Select an operating system to repair" There's no option to select. So I elected to "Load Drivers" using iaAHCI.inf [Intel ICH10R] from the Intel RST installer (I extracted it on my Laptop). It still doesn't recognize it.
-->This is all pertaining to image 3. on the guide on the link HERE

If I HAVE to install Windows again, I have 2 storage drives installed as well, do I take them out to prevent them from being formatted? They are holding My Documents/My Pictures/My Music/My Videos etc.


A:MBR Error, After Booting in IDE (Accident)

Hello again.

You shouldn't have to reinstall, have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it shows how to enable AHCI after the OS has been installed and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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Hello I'm not very clued up in VBA and tend to record macros and then tweak them. Today I used Ctrl-Break to stop a macro, but must have done something else accidentally as I have lost my VBA menus entirely. When I right-click the top of the screen all I see is Restore, Minimise and Close. The Restore Down button is also not working. I have attached a screenshot. I am using Excel 2013 and Windows 10. I have googled this extensively and tried many things, but nothing is working for me. Your help would be much appreciated as I have wasted half a day on this already and am ready to pull my hair out. Thanks!

PS I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Office and rebooted, to no avail.

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By Accident I Unplugged My Computer while it was on and now i am worried that my movie files will be corrupted...they seem to play fine...but i am still worried....please could somebody please help by telling me if any of my files will become damaged...thank you

A:By Accident I Unplugged My Computer While It Was On

Unless the files were open and being played or saved at the time of the power loss, there should be no damage.

But remember that power can do out at any time and hard disks die without warning (quite often, these days), so all your important data must be backed up. Since you are so worried it would suggest you have no backup plan. Maybe time to get one?

As an example I backup all new data every day, to a second and totally separate hard drive, then all data to DVD every week. Every DVD is "verified" to ensure that no files are corrupt in the copy process.

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I recently clicked on the fn and f5 key together on accident and it messed with my screen and now my background is no longer full screen but small and centralised and everything has become smaller. I have tried adjusting my display, restarting multiple times and repressing the fn+f5 key but nothing seems to be working. Please help.

A:I pressed fn+f5 on accident and it messed with my ...

right click on your desktop, display settings, advanced display settingscheck your monitor resolution and set it correctly.

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I went and inadvertantly disabled both monitors on my Ti4600 vid card. I just wanted to disable one as I thought having two caused problems using my mouse with the game Manhunt(retail copy). Mouse buttons worked but movement didn't.I tried three mice-optical,usb,ps/2 etc.I noticed the mouse cursor spanned both monitors during gameplay.
I installed on a slower machine (single monitor) and the mouse function as it should(ver slow computer though).
BACK TO ORIGINAL PROBLEM-I disabled one monitor, but picked the wrong one, went to disable the second and now I can't get any view of my desktop in order to re-enable them. Switched plugs, switched monitors et al.
AMD cpu:2.6g
1gig ram
ti4600 vid.
creative audigy aud.

A:Disabled both monitors by accident!!!!!!!

Have a look on this site

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I had a problem with my ethernet not fully connecting to my computer saying that it was missing one or more network protocals. I tried to fix it by uninstalling it then reinstaling and now i dont know how to reinstall it!

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I might have erased something on regedit that is preventing me from startying any app right now. The only way to get to my web browser is through the "run" option. When ever I attempt to load something, "mozilla, explorer or any other app" I get an error message:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

All this is due to a stupid adware they I cannot get rid of but some help would be nice. Thanks again.

A:Erased script by accident.

XP??? Use IE


save target as exe.reg - double click - boot

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I'm not sure how it happened, but I managed to perform a system recovery on my VAIO sz330p. Is there any possible way to undo this a get my system back to the way it was before?? Or at least retrieve some files I had on before? Unfortunately I never turned my system restore on because I didn't exactly know how to so I can't configure my laptop back to a specific date...

Is there anything I can do? If I took my laptop to a technician would he/she be able to undo the recovery?

A:help me! accident system recovery!!

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Hi all, I am new here so nice to meet you.
I have annoying problem. I was reinstalling xp and I created a new partition (not very familiar with what this means), and so now my c drive has changed its name to e. I have been to windows website none of the processes work (disk management ect), the computer just wont let me either delete the new partition or change the names of the drives. I know this is touchy buisness so I dont want to proceed until I know what I am doing.
Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Changed C drive's name to E by accident

Personally, I'd find it much easier to figure out what's going on here if I could see what Disk Manager says. You don't seem to have a very good grasp on disk terminology, so if you could take a screenshot of a fully expanded Disk Manager, (right click My Computer, select manage, on the right side of the screen choose disk management) then I can get back to you with much more specific advice.

Edit: To take a Screen shot, press print screen on your keyboard, and then paste into an image program such as paint. Save the resulting file, and then upload it to a site such as photobucket which will host the image for you for free. (You have to sign up for a free account first.) After uploading to an image hosting site, the site will provide you with several links that you can use to post the image here on this forum.

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ok. i uninstalled soundmax from add/remove programs thinkin it was just another audio player i didnt need... sound doesnt work at all.. I HAVE A DELL 4600 PENTIUM 4... i went to device manager and under sound video and game controllers it says
-audio codecs
-legacy audio drivers
-legacy video capture devices
-media control devices
-unimodem half-duplex audio devices
-video codecs
and under other devices it has a question mark with an exclamation mark beside multimedia audio controller.. BUT THATS UNDER OTHER DEVICES.. i went to dell drivers and downloads and downloaded Analog Devices ADI 198x Integrated Audio, right after it finished.. or i think finished something poped up with a big red x the title was soundMAX - Installshield Wizard and in the box it read, "windows audio service has been enabled! please restart your computer and run this installer again". i did, and the exact same thing poped up. So, i decided to download soundmax file version: i ran that program or driver or whatever it was and a box poped up with a big red x once again.. it read "Driver not found! Reboot your system, and run this setup again." i restarted the computer and installed the program again but again it said the same thing, at this point im stuck and dont know what the h*ll to do.:dead:.

A:Uninstalled Soundmax By Accident. Help!

And Its A Windows Xp Service Pack 2

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So my wife was playing 'Roller Coaster Tycoon' when all of a sudden... blank screen, still powered on, can't do a thing. I was busy at the time and asked her to try and fix it (she's not cpu iliterate). She couldn't access the shutdown options or anything so she took the battery out (it's a laptop btw, HP Pavillion)
After watching her fool with it for a while I decided to take a crack at it. I took the battery out a second time and it finally powered back up. Only everything on screen was blurry, out of resolution, mouse icons weren't popping up... it seemed like everything just set itself back to standard settings or like it was in safe mode (pictures are blurry and out of focus, colors and contrast are all screwed up, icons are invisible). After about an hour or so of tinkering with the settings it seemed like nothing was working, so the only conclusion I've been able to come to is that the graphics chip is blown from overheating (it's a Nividia about two or three years old).
Is there anyone with an opinion on what to do or have had this or something similar happen before? Am I stuck with taking it to a repair man?

I don't know if this helps, but my comp has been ramdomly shutting down and restarting alot lately. Does this maybe have anything to do with the recent problem?

A:Freak accident set all settings to standard... I think. Please help!

seems like u might have to reinstal your video driver, go to the mfr website find your model laptop then navigate to the driver page...... dl the driver to a pen drive the n transfer to the lappy and install
as far as it shutting down,pretty sure its overheating (very common for laptops) u might need to clean the dust out (from heatsink etc)

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Is there a way for me to recover the stupid idiotic mistake that I did? What I did was removed all the permissions to a partition on my HD that contains all my trading files and folders making it impossible for me to open ANY of my files on that partition. I thought I was removing the permissions for others on my network and selected the read only attribute. Then when I tried to allow full control after I realized what I did, it tells me access is denied.

So is there anything I can do to recover what I screwed up??

A:Removed all Security Permissions by accident

try changing it back through the hidden admin account... Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account on Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

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I had my bud use the Run option. And then he chose Commercial by accident.

Now, he no longer can use the amazing TeamViewer.

Please assist

A:TeamViewer, chose Commercial by accident..

cant he uninstall it then install personal use.

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my windows 7 stuffed I can't use my main pc I changed the extensions from exe to RAR archiver.accident.

I can't restore late point because i changed all of extension [exe]

does anybody know where is application exe ? so I can change it back .
help me please

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I used a program called disk wipe to delete my sd card but it ended up selecting my main drive instead. I had selected the sd card drive but it said cannot format fat32 and kicked me back to the drive selection window and automatically selected my C drive. I thought the sd card drive was still selected but apparently not. I highly do not recommend this program.

Now the disk wipe program says wipe complete. I can still use my computer and it looks like nothing from the C drive was wiped. If I reboot the laptop, will the data get wiped? I am afraid of turning it off or putting it to sleep.

A:Securely wiped my C drive by accident

If I reboot the laptop, will the data get wiped? I am afraid of turning it off or putting it to sleep.

Usually the final step of such programs takes place after the program is closed and the computer restarted or after clicking a button Apply as in the case of partitioning programs.

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I have a Dell Dimension 4550, Windows XP... with an error that pops up when the computer is booted that states "the file P16X.sys on creative SB Live! Series (WDM) Audio Driver Disk 1 or CD is needed" I tried to download the driver off of Creative SB Live! but it failed and now I'm not sure what to do... any advice would be greatly appreciated. THAnks!

A:Please help! Sound driver was uninstalled on accident...

Have you tried finding the sound driver for your system on the Dell site?

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