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Does "Back up your system" mean "Create a Restore Point"?

Q: Does "Back up your system" mean "Create a Restore Point"?

When installing SP2 on my computer, there was a box that recommended "Backing up my system" before proceeding. So I created a restore point. I will install it on my daughter's computer next, and would like to know if I was supposed to do anything fancier than creating a restore point before installing SP2?

A: Does "Back up your system" mean "Create a Restore Point"?

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I am trying to create my first ever "restore point". Start > Settings > Control Panel > System (icon) > System (window) > System protection (item) > System-Properties (dlg)
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System Properties (dialog) > System Protection (tab)

There are two Available drives in the "Protection Settings" panel
(C:) Local Disk (System) ... Protection:= ON
System ... Protection:= OFF
Should "System" be OFF ?

If I only Create "... drives that have system protection turned on..." -- will I be getting what I expect --
a valid restore point ?

In Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage is set to "0 bytes" (zero)
Is this a correct setting (and what about #2. System (drive), too) ?

Would the same method/assumptions, apply to both Win7 32/64bit PCs
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1. My Laptop -- Toshiba, Win7 32Bit
2. One tower (as per "My System specs") -- Win7 64bit

A:Create "Restore Point" -- system protection is OFF ?

I have Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage set to 10% of my memory (Ram)

I'm showing only one, not two system protection(s) to turn on.

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Hello,
First let me tell you about my system.   This is an Inspiron
E1705/9400 laptop with the T7400 Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.16
GHZ.   It has 2 GB of RAM and a brand new 500GB Hitachi Travelstar hard
drive (7200 RPM).   It also has the GeForce Go 7900 GS video card.   
It previously had Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and worked fine.  
But, I have three computers in my home and home office and would like
them all to work better together on my wired home network, so I am
upgrading all three to Windows 7.   My two desktops (one is Dimension
XPS 420 and the other is Dimension XPS 430) seem like they will be no
problem to upgrade to Windows 7.   But, this laptop was not listed on
Dell's Windows 7 Compatibility List.   However, the Windows 7 Upgrade
Advisor that I downloaded and ran seemed to say that it was OK to do a
clean install of 32 bit Windows 7 and it only had a few minor concerns,
where it said to check for updated drivers from the manufacturer.   The
laptop originally came with a 100GB hard drive.   For my use, that is
getting very small, so I decided to get the same exact 7200 RPM drive
in the 500 GB size.   This will allow me to do a clean install of the
32 bit Windows 7 OS on the new hard drive and not have to wipe the old
drive to do it.   I can just hold onto the old HD and stick it back in
whenever I might ... Read more

A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!

Roger

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A lot of drilling is required to create a restore-point.

This a sample VBscript I found in my research ...

Code:
Set IRP = getobject("winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore")
strDescription = InputBox("Restore point description: ","My Restore Point")
MYRP = IRP.createrestorepoint (strDescription, 0, 100)
Code is rather sloppy -- not my style without declared variables and "Option Explicit"
sstrDescription variable needs to be handled if InputBox is cancelled.

Q1: Are these "methods" and "objects" kosher in Win7 32/64 and WinXP ?
Q2: what are the "createrestorepoint" arguments, ie, arg2 and arg3
Q3: in VBA what would be the VBEditor DLL reference be ?
. (I use VBA for testing only and if I can install the DLL reference,
. ( maybe there will some function/method help for "createrestorepoint"
Q4: Am I in the appropriate forum ?

A:VBScript to create "Restore Point" in Win7

Hello GrayGhost,

You might like these better for creating a restore point instead.

System Restore Point Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Good Morning,

I would like to introduce myself. I am new to the forum. Should I address an issue inappropriately, kindly alert me.

Most recently, I have experienced multiple PC issues. Recently, I performed a System Recovery and encountered the following ?

1. Cannot perform a SYSTEM RESTORE. The message is: ?Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored."

2. When I booted up this morning, and DID NOT HAVE A DESKTOP.
The screen was blank ? no Icons.

3. The items below are APPEARING IN MY TEMP FOLDER, and are located at: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp:

........a. 415303181927525125.tmp
......... plus similar numbers.

........b. IswTmp
........c. msohtmlclip1
........d. msohtmlclip

I delete the above items through safe mode but they re-appear.
** I am MOST CONCERNED ABOUT Items 1 & 2.

SYSTEM SPECIFICATION:

? (DESKTOP PC) Windows XP
? (SP3) HP Compaq Presario 061 - Media Center Edition,
? AMD Athlon (m) 64 Processor / (X 86-Based PC - 32-bit package)
? MOTHERBOARD Chipset - ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 CHIPSET
? Version 5.1 / 2600 Build Processor

** If someone would give me some feedback, I would appreciate it tremendously.
** THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Kind regards,
AJ

A:NO DESKTOP after booting up & SYSTEM RESTORE "Incomplete" & "Strange" Temp Files

Usually when the machine has a "blank" desktop, the boot/startup process has been interupted or is frozen to before Explorer is launched.

You can launch Explorer manually be navigating C:\Windows and double-clicking "Explorer".

If successful, do the following:

Start>Run>(type) "msconfig" and turn off all non-MS services and all startups.

Then, Start>Run>(type) "cmd", and at the command prompt type "chkdsk /f" and schedule a chkdsk to run on next reboot.

Reboot system and report results.

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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 am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this 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.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

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

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi,
We have a problem with Windows 7 (Professional) running on a Lenovo X250 laptop.  The "Back up now" feature does not work , but the "Create a system image'  feature does work.   "Back up now" feature had been working
before in the past, but now clicking on the icon does nothing.  No response.  We backup this laptop to an external USB drive that has plenty of diskspace left.  I also tried backing up to a new drive but no response, so I don't think it's the
drive.
There are no error messages in the event viewer and no error message ever appears onscreen.   Clicking on "Back up now"  has no affect.
I'm thinking maybe a patch or recent update is somehow interfering with the backup software.
I have searched Google and found people with a similar problem due to the fact they installed Acronis backup software, but we never used  Acronis.
I briefly looked in the Registry but didn't see anything obviously wrong.
Has anyone had this problem before?  Or can someone point me in the right direction.

Thanks

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Vista system restore attempt throwing "not enough space" status
Hi!

I'm unable to boot into the Windows GUI. When I power up the computer, the "Startup Repair" window stating "Your computer was unable to start" appears and attempts to correct the problem. After a few minutes, it reports that it cannot repair the computer automatically and presents me with a "System Recovery Options" window. Since the initial Startup Repair was unsuccessful, I'm choosing not to select that option again...so I thought the "System Restore" option would be the next best approach. When I try to perform the System Restore, I run into the following scenario . . . after I select my restore point and the restoring files activity is complete I recieve and error 0x80070070 and a message citing not enough space. My C: drive has 19Gb free so is the lack of space in a partition and if so how can I change it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I'm more than happy to post additional information as required.

Thanks!
 

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Hiya all!

you are my last hope....i need to restore to an earlier version on my computer as im having problems with Alias Maya Software (whole different issue posted in Multimedia Section - please take a look) but when i go to restore to an earlier point this message comes up....
Changes made to drive(s) J:\ after this point cannot be reversed because the drive was either excluded from System Restore monitoring, or was turned off or removed.

any thoughts guys...please help?

regards Mike.
 

A:System Restore Point "Changes made to drive(s)" HELP!!

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


win_builder

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Hello all.

I will apologise in advance if this question has been asked several times before and answered but I am unable to find an answer to solve my specific problem as the other answers seem to be generic solutions.

I am having a problem with my system restore point being restored. I am getting an error message that my restore point could not be completed.

I can create restore points and have several 'points' for the last two months. I deleted some software recently and found that i was not able to install a new version of the deleted software (Adobe). As i need it to run some videos I thought I would do a system restore, as I had created a restore point specifically for the deletion of the adobe software.

Anyway I cannot get my system to perform a successful restore using the System Restore feature of Windows XP SP2. It goes through all of the steps, reboots and I log back in, then I get a message that the system cannot be restored to the checkpoint I selected. I have tried several other check points within a couple of days of the one i specifically want. This happens regardless of the checkpoint I select.

I have spent a couple of days searching the internet via google and read the responses posted. No luck there with the suggestions posted.

I have gone into the Microsoft site - Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP, and followed the information provided for the advanced user. I have booted up using S... Read more

A:System Restore Point not installing - "Incomplete Restore"

Quote:




ran Avast! over my C:\ and found three virus's embedded in the restore point recently created and one with in the root of C:\. I removed (deleted) the identified virus files from the System Restore point and the file from the root of C:\




You can do the System Restore as Admin in Safe Mode and reboot into Safe Mode. If it completed the Restore, then boot normally. It sounds like Avast removed the virus and and in the process removed some of the Restore files as well. You are probably not going to be able to do a system restore. Which is just as well as you will just reinfect yourself. I would boot in normally and turn off system restore which will remove all restore points, then click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and make sure they give you a clean bill of health, then turn System Restore back on and do a Restore point for today if everything is working well.

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From Backup and Restore in Control panel...I get the errors in the jpg attached ? The drive is working and I can add and delete files at random to the D: drive. Currently I'm using regular CD's...not a DVD disk.

Thanks....TR

A:Can't create "System Restore Disk" ?

Could it be you dvd burner having issues? try updating the dvd drives firmware

You could try backing it up on an external drive or network drive.

If that is not an option you could download a pre-made iso of a repair disc

http://www.blogsdna.com/5206/downloa...overy-disc.htm

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My problem started 08/21/07 and I've been hoping someone could look at this. I apparently caught a Trojan and can't get rid of it.

This trojan has screwed up my explorer file. I'm unable to get a display of my DeskTop (blue screen only). Reduced to using TaskMgr to run iexplore to access internet and navigate. Ran explorer and received the following error:

explorer.exe - Entry Point Not Found

(X) The procedure entry point PrintWindow cound not be located in the dynamic link library USER32.dll.

[OK] Click to expand...

I can muddle around with TaskMgr, but I no longer have my display for desktop or menu bar (i.e., Start and such).

Had a security 'expert' instruct me to rename my USER32.DLL to USER32.OLD which hosed my computer (could not boot up). Had to find my OS disk to get back in and rename the file back so I can get back to where I was.
Here is my HiJackThis log:
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:09:55 AM, on 9/11/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\SysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\... Read more

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Had posted this 08/21/07. No Reposes at all. So I'm going to try here.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/612963-w2k-explorer-exe-entry-point.html

Was working fine, then something went wrong. COX Secuity Suite blurped it caught a Trojan (didn't catch name). It had blocked it, but couldn't remove it. Explorer will no longer load.

ERROR MESSAGE:
Explorer.exe - Entry Point Not Found
(X) The procedure entry point PrintWindow could not be lcoated in the dynamic link library USER32.dll.
[OK]Click to expand...

I looked in the subdir and found explorer.exe was gone. I pulled a copy of explorer.exe from the old C: (now D, but I get the same error message.

I can muddle around with TaskMgr, but I no longer have my display for desktop or menu bar (i.e., Start and such).

This is my most current HiJackThis Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:32:13 PM, on 9/18/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cox\Applications\app\SysSvcNt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\wdsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System3... Read more

A:W2K: "ljjjjij.dll" causing "Explorer.exe - Entry Point Not Found"

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I'm running a Dell Dimension 5150 that recently updated the graphics card from the stock card to an NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT and NAV 2009, if that helps any. The adapter I'm having an issue with is a Linksys 2.4 GHz adapter (802.11g).

There are two computers running on my newtork; the above-mentioned machine and a new Mac running Leopard. The PROBLEM (at last): the Mac runs on the same network without so much as a hiccup, and my PC is stuck between "Acquiring Network Address" and being unable to connect with the access point entirely, starting the cycle all over again. Before the graphics card upgrade and the installation of Norton, this wasn't a problem.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:"Acquiring Internet Address" / "Cannot associate with access point"

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Made a HUGE mistake, messed with the settings under "My Computer" > "Manage" > "Services> and also the "Local Users". Now having trouble, can not see my "Start and Task Bar", the "windows"+ ''e" is no longer working.

How can I restore the Services & the Local Users account without having to reinstall my whole computer? I am afraid I will loose lots of files... I do not remember what exactly I changed, but some of the "Services" I changed to "disable" now when I try to open properties and change them back, I am unable. The right click to get to properties is not working.

Your help is highly appreciated.

A:How to restore the defaults for "services" under "My Computer" > "Manage>

I am not sure about the "quick" way of restoring, but what you can do is go back to services, "RIGHT-CLICK" the white area select "HELP" then the third option is "Default settings for services"

you can see what the default was and manually restore it. I have tried to copy and paste it below

==========================================================

Service Startup Type Log On As Additional information
Alerter Manual Local Service
Application Layer Gateway Manual Local Service
Application Management Manual Local System
Automatic Updates Automatic Local System
ClipBook Manual Local System
COM+ Event System Manual Local System
COM+ System Application Manual Local System
Computer Browser Automatic Local System
Cryptographic Services Automatic Local System
DHCP Client Automatic Local System
Distributed Link Tracking Client Automatic Local System
Error Reporting Automatic Local System
Event Log Automatic Local System
Help and Support Automatic Local System
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Manual Local System
Internet Connection Sharing Manual Local System
IPSec Services Automatic Local System
Logical Disk Manager Automatic Local System
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service Manual Local System
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Manual Local System
Net Logon Automatic Local System
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Manual Local System
Network Connections Manual Local System
... Read more

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Hello Guys and Girls,

My wireless internet connections are currently set to a manually configured status, but this means I am having problems connecting to other wireless connections with free (ie unsecured) connections. I have tried going to properties and ticking the "Let Windows configure my wireless network settings", but I get a dialogue box coming up telling me that not all of my changes have been made.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Sukita
 

A:Solved: Changing wireless connection status from "Manually Configured" back to "Automatic"

Why don't we start with the make/model of the wireless router in use, as well as the wireless adapter or laptop brand. Also, what version and patch level of Windows do you use?

If you have XP-SP2, you can set the machine back to installation defaults using the following procedure.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
 

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

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

Bump.

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I right clicked on the Taskbar and checked Quick Launch and hit the Apply button. This put the Quick Launch toolbar on the Taskbar with the Show Desktop and Internet Explorer icons. I deleted them and now I can't duplicate this action. I can get the Internet Explorer icon back. But I can't get the Show Desktop icon back.

Does anyone know how to get the Show Desktop icon back on the Quick Launch toolbar.

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:How to get the "Show Desktop" icon back the "Quick Launch" toolbar

Go here http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm and go down to where it says 'Restore Show Desktop Icon'. Download the exe and run it.
 

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When I go to insert a picture in a certain program the "picture services" window pops up. I go to choose the "icon size" for my photos and it will not remember the selection, "medium icons" for the size of my photos in the selection window. It always reverts back to "large icons". I can only see 2 pictures at a time with "large icons" instead of 8 with "medium icons". No matter which option I choose to view my pictures it always reverts back to "large icons". Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:clicking "insert picture" it always defaults back to "large icons"

"A certain program " is not much help, be more explicit.

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"Windows cannot find C:\windpws\system32\rstui.exe"; also "wfn.exe"
Any help provided would be most appreciated.
Thank you!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 4026 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 598095 MB, Free - 540781 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NWQAA, 1.00, 123456789AB
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows7 cannot find "System Restore' and "Wondows Fax and Scan"

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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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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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Hello! ... How about removing these two:
"Restore previous versions" and "Share with"

A:Remove "Restore previous versions" and "Share with" from context menu

Hello Pcunite,

This tutorial can show you how to remove Restore Previous Versions from the context menu.Restore Previous Versions - Restore or Remove from Context Menu - Vista Forums
In addition, if you like, this tutorial will show you how to remove the Previous Versions tab in the poperties page.Previous Versions Tab - Restore or Remove from Properties - Vista Forums
This tutorial can show you how to remove Share with from the context menu.Share with - Restore when Missing in Context Menu
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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
 

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

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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;
 

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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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Well, I've been having this problem for quite a while now, although I never really the true extent of it until just now, but I get the following message from Windows ANY TIME I try to make use of System Restore and would like to know what might be causing it and how to address it.

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System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.

Details:
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore.

You might want to try System Restore again and choose a different restore point.
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Frankly I'm sick to death of it --I don't think it's ever worked one time on this machine now that I think about it, or if it did, it was quite some time ago. But this has been an issue for me in months past, and I never tried to address it until now. Where to start and what can I do to get it to function properly? And please note that I have tried using other earlier restore points, but it always comes back with the very same message you see above.

Thanks in avance.

A:"System Restore" NEVER "Restores"

Hello ccantare,
Have you tried to run it in safe mode ?. Give it a go and post your results. Good luck.

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Word all messed up at the moment. Tool bars misssing and loads of other small annoying things.

How do I start from scratch with Word again ?
 

A:Getting "Default" or "factory" settings of Word back

Delete all occurances of normal.dot Make sure Word is closed.
 

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Using the Windows Classic theme, can the 'All Programs' & 'Search' (which is useless) be completely removed from the Start Menu?
I'm talking about the entry All Programs bar and the Search entry, or can the useless MS Search be replaced with one of the many substitutes?

I do not mean the Search on the right pane.

I do use "all programs auto expander" to solve the annoyance of always clicking on the All programs to get the folders to show, but it would be superior to also get rid of that line all together. Or is this another futile request as it is to get rid of that equally useless Explorer bar??

A:Can the "All Programs/Back" & "Search" entries be removed?

The search bar is so very useful in 7, but to each his own. Try this:

Start> In search box (ironic, huh?) type Turn Windows Features On or Off> When the list loads, uncheck Windows Search> OK

For All Programs, this also applies to 7

Start Menu All Programs List - Enable or Disable

A Guy

P.S. Have you looked into Classic Shell ?

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Ok...here's an interesting problem:
1) Used to have problems with 680180.net popups; however, surprisingly enough, they just stopped popping up.
2) Every time I tried to enter a website more than about one or two links in, IE would just shut down on me. I suspect that this had something to do with cookies, because it happened whenever i tried to access any webpage that needed a password or username (it even happened when i tried to view any techguy.org discussion). However, this has also suddenly gone away, enabling me to post here.

That was a mini-history of recent problems...but here's the problem at hand:
1) The "Back" and "Forward" buttons are permanently shaded grey, as if the current page was the first page in the history. However, when I put my mouse over the "back" button, the little yellow tag still comes up with information about the last page visited.
2) This might be related or not, but everytime i open IE, i get redirected to a searchpage: http://ssearch.biz/?wmid=3309 This is obviously a browser hijack, but I ran Adaware and Spyboy S&D and niether helped. Also, the browser still returns to the correct homepage when i press the "home" button.

Comp. info: Running windows XP professional version 2002 service pack 1. I dont have HT, but i will get it if you guys think that it would help. Feel free to email, but i would prefer any replies be posted here so that others can benifit. Hope you guys can help.
 

A:Browser "back" and "forward" buttons not working

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I hate the "Libraries" bring back "My Computer"

Am I the only one whom dislikes the windows 7 windows explorer, I have ceased using the original "My" Folders years ago, all of my data is on NAS Servers, is there a replacement program that will allow me to customize file access more like XP My computer, All I want to do is access the data, I did not lose anything, I do not need to search for anything and I will organize my data the way I want to - not the way windows thinks I should

Also - I see colors quicker than I can read text - so in previous OS (XP) I would change the folders to icons, really weird that they retained the icons from the original info after I copied my icon folder to the C drive, however it appears as though i cannot change a folder to an icon in W7

A:I hate the "Libraries" bring back "My Computer"

Me too,
I hate the win explorer forced on me in Win 7.
I hate the wishy-washy baby blue colour, the line spacing, the icons & yes the (can't delete) intrusive Libraries.
Does it not occur to MS that some of us depend upon Explorer & we want greater freedom & functionality?
Amazing to find myself saying the explorer layout in XP was superior, good work MS!

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Got my computer back today (Windows XP), and my background is now all green with a black box in the middle saying "Your System Is Infected...etc"

Also a red circle with a white X in the task bar

I can't open the task manager

Can Anyone Help???...

Downloaded HiJackThis

My log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:51 AM, on 12/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:"Your System Is Infected" Background + "Internet Security 2010" virus/malware problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I'm afraid HijackThis no longer provides the information we require.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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Got my computer back today (Windows XP), and my background is now all green with a black box in the middle saying "Your System Is Infected...etc"

Also a red circle with a white X in the task bar

I can't open the task manager

Can Anyone Help???...

Downloaded HiJackThis

My log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:51 AM, on 12/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\i... Read more

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

A:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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A:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?
 

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

A:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

MSINFO32:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
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Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+


   Tip
Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.


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Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Code:
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* *
* Bugche... Read more

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

A:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All theriousneth...er...seriousness aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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Using "System Performance" DCS reports some events are lost. To fix it, I need to increase buffer size but I can't do it because all parameters are disabled. 
When I create custom DCS with same trace (based on "Windows Kernel Trace" provider) I increase num of buffers and everything works fine.
How can I change it for "System Performance"?

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I have been getting these "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs for about a day now (the "Bad Pool Header" one tends to pop up more often then the other btw). I ran a registry cleaner which didn't work and ran memtest this morning and it showed that my memory was fine. The BSODs tend to occur more often when I am playing a game or running some program that uses a bit more memory but it also happens when I am just on the internet. On the other hand, last night I did nothing but surf YouTube for 3 hours and didn't get a BSOD at all. However, since then I haven't been able to do anything for more than 10 minutes (without being in safe mode) without it crashing, and this morning it completely froze until I turned it off. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. It came preinstalled from the manufacturer and unfortunately I do not have the install disc. The entire laptop is less than 2 years old and there have been no major hardware changes and I have never reinstalled the OS.

A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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hi every body
My PC has lots of files called "Thumbs.db" & "System volume information" in all its drives.I cant delete these files and I think the cause of shutting my pc down automatically and showing blue screen is these files.the operating system is win xp/sp2.
I don't know what to do with these and what anti virus will delete them.please help me.
thanks
 

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I have been getting these "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs for about a day now (the "Bad Pool Header" one tends to pop up more often then the other btw). I ran a registry cleaner which didn't work and ran memtest this morning and it showed that my memory was fine. The BSODs tend to occur more often when I am playing a game or running some program that uses a bit more memory but it also happens when I am just on the internet. On the other hand, last night I did nothing but surf YouTube for 3 hours and didn't get a BSOD at all. However, since then I haven't been able to do anything for more than 10 minutes (without being in safe mode) without it crashing, and this morning it completely froze until I turned it off. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. It came preinstalled from the manufacturer and unfortunately I do not have the install disc. The entire laptop is less than 2 years old and there have been no major hardware changes and I have never reinstalled the OS.

A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.

Thanks

A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Which one should I do? I originally wanted to just do "Return computer to factory condition" but Theog just suggested "Use A System Image Created Earlier." I have no idea what to do. So confusing!

A:"Return computer to factory condition" or "Use A System Image Crea..."

Hello M4TE and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry for the delay in responding but I just came across your question.

Most newer manufactured computers have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. The manufacturer provides specific instructions on how to access that partition in case you want to restore your machine to the exact condition it was in when it left the factory. That means you'd have to go through the time consuming process of cleaning out factory bloatware (like free trials of programs you'll never need), installing programs you do need, updating everything, creating your personal settings, etc. Here is a general idea of how to access the hidden recovery partition.

HP Recovery From Partition

Let's say it took you a day or two to set up your machine to your liking using the hidden recovery partition. A System Image is like a snapshot of your entire hard drive. It will include everything from the operating system to all your programs, files, photos, music, all updates ... everything. Most folks keep it on a separate external hard drive. Let's say a week later you get a virus or your machine crashes for some reason. You can use that System Image to return your machine to the exact condition it was in when you made the image. Usually takes about 30 minutes or so and you're back in business. It's a lot faster and more convenient to only worry about a week of updates compared to probably months with the hidden recovery partition. The newer a System Image is the... Read more

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First off, thank you for any assistance in advance.

Problem: "System Alert" balloon in tray icon that will not go away and redirects me in IE 7 to hxxp://www.virprotect.com/?aff=1012.

Using SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE, I seem to have gotten rid of the problem of the redirection of my home page as well as removed the trojan that caused all of this in the first place (I think). The pesky balloon, however, remains. All pre-steps your forum recommeded have been completed. Below are the logs your forum requests in advance (please note that my DSS "extra" log file is attached):

PANDA ACTIVESCAN
===============

Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/myglobalsearch Not disinfected c:\program files\MyGlobalSearch
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A:[SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To "virprotect.com"

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.


Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


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This will help to identify malware on your system.
Please download Combofix from any of these locations:
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I recently upgraded to Office 2010...all was fine until recently i had this weird problem in Power Point '10.

I added an Entrance effect to a picture quite easily...but when I tried to add an Exit effect I found out that the Entrance effect was being overwritten in the "Animation Pane".
Again on re-adding the Entrance effect..the Exit effect was being overwritten.

FYI this is happening with everything (pics,text boxes,smart art).It seems you can't add two different effects to the same item.
It should be noted that I experienced no such problems with Power Point 2007...there the Entry and Exit effects were added in separate lines in the Animation Pane.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I tried to get rid of it but i cant anymore ; i get a black screen even in safe mode;
the only way to make my system boot up again is to restore it back to the state with the Ultra UX theme patcher installed.
Does anyone has the same problem or a fix for it?

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Hi

New installation of windows 7 ultimate 32bit and on trying to copy a 38gb folder from c drive to d drive, pc gives bsod.
Lately playing world of tanks is resulting in system lock ups,please can anyone help

Frosty

A:bsod copying files from "c" to "d" drive and system lock ups

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Hello All,

I started a few weeks ago on the PowerShell programing and I got my answer from here only. So am putting up the error that I am getting now to get some help again.

Scenario : I wrote a script that checks a Folder on a server and counts the number of files in it.Then when it finds the resulting number to be more then a specific value(threshold) it sends up a mail to the required alias. To break it all along the portion to send a mail is generated through DBmail using another .PS1 file.

In the PS1 file containing the main checking of number of files I am trying to pass 2 parameters :

1. Folder path on the server
2. the Threshold value of number of files

Now when I created a job to run this powershell script as :

& "C:\PowerShell\Power.PS1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10


IT fails with the error :

A job step received an error at line 1 in a PowerShell script. The corresponding line is '& "C:\PowerShell\Power.ps1" \\XXXX\\c$\Documents and Settings\ABC\Local Settings\Temp 10'. Correct the script and reschedule the job. The error information returned by PowerShell is: 'Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32". Error: "Input string was not in a correct format." '. Process Exit Code -1. The step failed.


I really can not move forward on this.

Please help.

A:PowerShell issue ('Cannot convert value "and" to type "System.Int32")

Just to add for reference Below is the code for the Power.Ps1 file that I have used :


param
(

[string] $directory_string,
[int] $benchmark

)

$date=get-date
[int]$directory_file_count = 0

# check that the directory exists.
$does_directory_exist = (Test-Path $directory_string)


# if it does, then continue
if ($does_directory_exist)
{


# Check for the number of files on the directory
$directory_file_count = (get-childitem $directory_string -name -recurse).count

# If number of files exceeds the limit, send mail to notify

if($directory_file_count -gt $benchmark)
{
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX"

}

else

{
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject= "XXXX"
$body= "XXXX "
}

}
else
{
& "C:\Powershell\DB_mail.ps1"
$subject = "XXXX"
$body = " XXXX"
}

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I've run SuperAntiSpyware, Ad-Aware, SpyBot and Norton which removed some trojan files and registry items but I'm still getting pop-ups ("Security System Warning" and "System Integrity Scan Wizard"). Below is my HiJackThis log. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:00:21 PM, on 4/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exe
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A:"Sys Integrity Scan Wizard" & "Security System Warning" Pop-ups

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.
 

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There are 2 devices in the "Device Manager" that do not have drivers installed.

I just did a clean install of Window 7 SP1 32-bit to a Dell Latitude E6500. I have uploaded all the Windows updates and all seems to be performing well. However, there are two devices in the "device manager" that do not have drivers installed, and I can't determine what the devices are nor how/where to find the drivers for them online or elsewhere. The driverless devices are "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH". When I look at the properties page of both devices, it says that the Base System Devices location is "PCI bus 3, device 1, function 3", and the Boradcom USH's location as "0000.001a.0002.001.000.000.000.000.000".

The laptop did NOT come with a drivers installation disk.

QUESTION: How can I identify what these devices actually are and, more importantly, how can I obtain the driver for them?

A:Can't ID driverless devices "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH"

Well, as for the second part of your question......... have you tried using windows own driver update utility? Right click on the yellow exclamation point in Device Manager, choose update.

I'm thinking your "boradcom ush" is this, drivers for it are here too, :Broadcom USH - USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800 - awdit - The driver, software, & hardware database

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With EaseUS Backup Tool, I've cloned these two partitions ("System Reserved" and "C") to same-sized partitions on a external HDD ("X" and "Y"). Picture tells it concisely:
How to make drives "X" and "Y" boot-able?

In "Disk Management", I've noticed these partition labels missing:"X" (or "System Reserved") is missing System label,
"Y" (or "OS") is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump labels

Thank you!

A:Both "System reserved" and "C" partition cloned to external HDD: boot?

You cannot boot Win7 on external HD, unless it is connected via eSATA.

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Restore Point - Create in Windows 8

Using the above tutorial I have created a restore point on my Win 8.1 64-bit Laptop. Where is the created restore point stored on my PC?

I guess I would need to know this if I needed to perform a system restore?

A:Where on PC is a user-created "restore point" stored?

No.

Just go here---

Or type in ---

rstrui.exe

into a command prompt & press Enter.

You can also type it into a New Task in Task Manager---

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Win 8.1 search for "restore point" gives no results found.

It used to take me to where I could create a restore point.

A:Win 8.1 search for "restore point" gives no results found

Try System File Checker, right click Windows Start Button on Desktop select Command Prompt (Admin)
Copy and Paste this

sfc /scannow

Do not close prompt then copy paste

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Try search again.

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I have ripped all of my movies to my hard drive and I now use my computer for play back (HTPC). The problem is I get a "jumping" sensation and a kind of "line" across the picture. My video card is an ATI HD 4670. I'm using both Windows Media Player and VCL player and both show the same results. There is no "skip" in the playback (it plays back smoothly). It is just the "jump" in picture.

Ideas?
 

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Hi:

Looking for insight/advice re: KB3054476.

According to Infoworld, it was "Optional" in May, but I was not offered it then.
This week, it was offered as "Important" and "Recommended" (!), but only for one of my 2 Win7/64 boxes.

I have read the MS KB article, as well as THIS FORUM THREAD, the latter of which includes a report of a BSOD due to this particular update.

However, there isn't much out on the web about it.
And most of the discussion about it is overly technical for me.
And I am confused as to why it was previously offered as "Optional", but now is "Important" or "Recommended".

I don't *think* I "need" it (as I have no webcam on this box). And I don't like to tempt fate by fixing things that are not broken.

So, 3 questions:
Is it safe to install?
Is it really necessary/important?
Or would I be OK to hide it?
Thanks very much in advance!

A:KB3054476 offered as "Important"/"Recommended"/"Optional"

The status of updates changes with circumstances.
If an update isn't relevant, it won't be offered at all.
If however it's relevant but the related software is not apparently in use, it may be 'optional' - and gravitate to 'Recommended' or 'Important' if the related software is in use.
It can also be promoted through the hierarchy by MS depending on feedback through WU and error-trapped feedback.


If you have (and use) a webcam, then it's probably best to install the update.

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hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane

A:Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Legume


hi,

OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.

Shane


You have a backup from before the problem started? a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?
ken

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

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\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TDSTEL~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.
 

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OK.....
As I said I am new.....
Hope this info is the way you need it.
MANY MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE TIME & HELP !!!
Check out the following .....HHEELLLPPP


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:38:36 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\logonui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Promon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Micro... Read more

A:NEW THREAD / "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"

hi

how to create a folder ?

right click anywhere in your desktop
click new,a tab opens ,click folder ,name it hjtantivirus .

download again hijackthis and install it in the new created folder .

your hjt is here now
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

it will not work properly if it stays there .

and don t create a new thread ,keep only one thread .this one ,now .

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"

or

ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"

Why?

The command above work fine under WinXP

Peter

A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?

Question:

Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.

BG

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....





I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.





Here is what I am looking for.....





Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.





What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....















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Hi there,

I got here by following threads on the same topic as far as they would take me... but not seeing the answer.

Vista 64 Home Premium, well-maintained laptop, I have used system restore successfully before.

Yesterday, my system crashed a few times. When I tried a "system restore", I saw that there were no restore points anymore.
Apart from system restore, the system runs fine now after these steps:
- defrag
- disk check
- virus scan
- windows update
- sfc/scannow

But System Restore still has no restore points, and will not create any!
Wondering if one service is stopped that should be running (in addition to Windows Backup and Volume Shadow Copy).

Many thanks for any insights you can offer.
Here are the symptoms.


Code:
System Restore Symptoms:
- Vista 64 SP2 Home Premium, no dual boot
- 136 GB free on system hard drive (C).
- vssadmin list shadowstorage => Used 0 / Allocated 0 / Maximum 40GB
- vssadmin list providers => no errors (see bottom)
- vssadmin list writers => no errors (see bottom)
- vssadmin list volumes => C and D (see bottom)
- Services: Windows Backup service and Volume Shadow Copy are on automatic. Windows Backup shows "started", but VSS does seem not start by itself. I tried starting it to create a restore point. It starts, but later on I see that it has stopped again.
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A:Vista doesn't "want to" create restore points anymore

This might be a clue?
In my post from yesterday, I noticed that even though the "vssadmin list writers" command does not trigger errors, it shows "Waiting for Completion" for several of the writers.
Does anyone know what that means, and whether that is relevant to the issue?

Thanks.

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hello wise ones ...
the title pretty much says it all....
im curious to know if they are the same thing (a restore / a re-install)?
im actually asking this while biting down feeling like i know the answer but i think im kind of in denial.

~ im defining a reinstall as reverting back to factory condition with all the bloat-ware, etc., where you start all over from scratch.

~ im defining a restore as picking up where you left off from a back-up / image that was made previously.

wow ! in denial big times!

i have put a lot of work into getting my system to the way i want it. (changes in the services settings being the biggest one of all) and have installed three programs that i picked up for free and use regularly that will be inactivated if theyre uninstalled.

so if theyre not the same thing - and ONLY a Re-install gives you that fresh and clean feeling, how on earth can i quickly revert back to my preferred settings AND re-install my programs and the ones i mentioned above. the majority of my stuff is freeware but the ones i mentioned above are actually full versions that were being given away and i dont have serials for those.
is this even possible?
thanks all!
 

A:Solved: Is a "RE-INSTALL" & a "RESTORE" the same thing?

No they aren't (fortunately) the same. Your definitions of reinstall is more or less on track provided that you mean reinstall Windows. Restoring to factory settings is a reinstall from a disk or image provided by the manufacturer. System Restore however simply roles back critical system files to a previous date, leaving programs and files intact. It does however have a limited length of time over which it can roll back.

The best thing that you can do as far as keeping your software and settings is concerned is make and store a full disk image once you first set it up. To make sure you keep your files, simply get a regular backup going.

Unfortunately you don't want your main disk image to include all the problems that necessitate a reinstall. If you have to get rid of Windows you'll have to sacrifice programs and settings because it will be those that cause the present problem. Make an image once you either diagnose and fix the problems or reinstall and personalize windows.

Don't give up on the possibility of repair for the moment. If you are worried only about freshening it up there are techniques and tools to do that for you. If you are worried about something more serious there are plenty of people here who can advise.
 

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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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Hi TSG

My comp was messed up so I decided to clean reinstall xp pro, my hard drive was split into 3 partition, C, E backup and L photos and bits, at the point of the install were you decide,delete our make partitions, I decided to delete L as it was not needed and clean install onto C, leaving E with my docs and data, the install went fine, when I looked at my drives in admin tools the C is marked boot and E system, I was going to delete E and make new partitions, but because it marked as system, can not delete it. How did I do this and is there away to put it all back onto C, without reformatting.
 

A:Solved: partitions "boot" and "system" after xp install.

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Hi All,

Is there an easy to "split" a 40 Gb user file area into ten 4 Gb "chunks", for the purpose of backing up onto ten DVDs? In other words, is there an easy way to copy a 40 Gb file area onto ten DVDs?

Operating System is Windows 7 Enterprise (64 bit).

Thank you for your time and help,
Best regards,
James

A:"Splitting" 40 Gb user file system into ten 4 Gb "chunks"

Perhaps if you save to a FAT32 formatted partition.
This is automatically done by image backup software such as Macrium and Acronis.

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Hello all i need your help when i play world of warcraft and watch videos my computer will crash and go to a blue screen and say Bluescreen "hardware malfunction" "the system has halted" anyone kno what i can do?

 

A:Bluescreen "hardware malfunction" "the system has halted"

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After last night i have re-turn on my computer about five minutes ago............ i see on "My Computer" i have a new "strange" system drive named F: (C and D it's my HD... E it's dvd burner) whit label "SYSTEM" and i have tryed to access and result inaccessible.
The size it's about 100MB and 47,2 it's be filled but i can see what's inside and i don't have idea what's is that............. i thinks it's possible there's sometighs like a "hidden" partition but i don't even idea because now it's appears on "My Computer".
Yesterday and last night (before i go to sleep and turn off this same pc) there's no listed here................
If it's necessary i can post some pics.... or info about it... apparently there's a FAT32 partition.........

*EDIT*
I can add this info about this:
i have opened the diskmgmt.msc and here i can't see nothings about this newest drive F:.... look at here:
And here the the disk manager.. no F: appears:

A:Strange "SYSTEM" drive has been appears on "My Computer". What's it's?

See:

what is F System directory that suddenly appears in Windows 10

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,,,,different ways that W7 is backing up my files?

what is the proper/best way to use either?

thx

A:is "backup and restore" and "system restore" different,,,

Backup and Restore backs up by default system files, the registry and documents, pictures, videos, and music. System Restore makes a backup of application files and system files and the registry. A system restore point should be made before installing programs in case anything goes wrong. A backup through backup and restore should be done in a monthly or weekly schedule since a drive can fail at any tine. Backup and Restore needs another drive to backup files to or else you will be filling up your system drive. There are better alternatives for it such as Macrium Reflect, but this is the simplest way of backing up in my opinion.

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Hi everyone,

I want to create a bootable CD/DVD that will restore all system settings.....just like "Restore" in Windows OS, but I want the restore program to be run seperately from a bootable disk with the restore point info on it.....

The reason that I want this is that I've encountered two Virtumondes in the past year......both cut off my access to OS restore, registry, safe mode, and Windows Recovery Console. If I had a restore application with a restore point on a bootable disk, it would have saved me an unbelievable amount of work......

Bootable disk images are not an option with all that I have going on my system......for example, I've wasted alot of valuable time trying to create bootable disk images on 10-20 disks......only to find out the hard way that system changes made them unusable.....

I know there is a reletively easy way to do this......but all the MS help and info is just confusing me......

If someone could give me the step-by-step instructions on how to do it......or give me a link to some clear instructions on how to do it......I would forever be in your debt...... :)

Steve

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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Hello everyone
I have this problem for more than 3 months for now...

The INSTRUCTION AT "0x00a96ce0"referenced memory at "000000000" couldn't be written".

That's always what i get when i restart my computer,just before screen goes dark.
I believe that it has to do something with Microsoft updates.The reason i believe this, is that i once reinstalled my PC and didn't have any problem until i didn't update my PC.
And i posted here that thinking my problem was solved but unfortunately i was wrong.

Please if you have any tips on this one let me know it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
 

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Hey everyone,

Unfortunately, my computer has been infected with a particularly virulent, or relatively new, virus (for which I am currently awaiting help on the Malware removal sub-forum). I wanted to ask, though, if anyone else has had to deal with this particular Trojan before because, from what I have been able to find out, it (i.e. Trojan_Win32.Generic, or "TidyNetwork.com") doesn't seem to have a remedy as of yet. I've checked just about every virus database I could and have come up empty handed every time. What's more, I've downloaded and ran half a dozen different top-shelf Anti-virus' scans and removal programs, only to end up disappointed.

Does anyone know what the deal with this thing is?

Best,

John
 

A:"Trojan_Win32.Generic" a.k.a. "TidyNetwork.com" & "Strongvault"

Please do not start another thread for the same issue.

I'm sure someone will be along to help you in your other thread soon.

Closing duplicate.
 

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Hi - I have a thinkpad x61t. When it's in the docking station, whenever I press "shift" "alt" or "ctrl" a little pop up window tells me that key is being pressed. The laptop does not do this when it's out of the docking station. I've looked all over the control panel in vista and can't find any setting.

Any ideas how to switch it off? Driving me nuts! Thanks.
 

A:"shift", "alt", "ctrl" appear onscreen when pressed (see pic)

You mentioned that you have looked in the Control Panel so this may be something you tried already:

Control Panel - Ease of Access Center - Make the keyboard eaiser use - uncheck 'Turn on sticky keys'.
 

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Hey guys. This morning I got a really strange error code. When I tryed to update Steam on my PC, this error message popped up;

"The instruction at "0x00172058" referenced memory at "0x00d1004". The memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the program.

Lately, I have'nt been able to install WoW either, I install it all the way to 100% and then when I try to launch it, I obviously have to re-download all the patches but it prompts me that I have to install it again, even though it is all there.

Tryed downloading the full game digitally off of wow-europe.com too, I click run to get it started, nothing happens and then this message pops up.

"The instruction at "0x00182058" referenced memory at "0x0f070014". The memory could not be "read".

Click OK to terminate the program.

I don't know what's up with it. My freind told me to run a CHKDSK /R to see if there was anything wrong with my drive and it ran smoothly, although I must say it took about an hour or so.

So, that was complete, tryed to do it again and I still kept getting these error messages. But I saw something on my desktop that wasn't there previously. It is an error log. Here is the error log;
#
# An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment:
#
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x6d5ecb6d, pid=1584, tid=1248
#
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (11.0-b16 mixed mode, sharing wi... Read more

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA

A:Where is "VIEW", "ARRANGE ICONS BY", "TYPE"

open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)
~eric

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John

A:Change font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RBCC


How do I change the font of "Welcome", "Logging Off" and "Shutting down"? Is it hard coded in a uifile? Which file are the words in? Is the file written in XML?? John


I am not sure you can change the fonts though if you wish you can change the text from "Shutting Down" to "Bye Bye" or so, by editing, winlogon.exe.mui.

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OK...
I'm looking for some help getting rid of theses creeps!
I have tried several programs including Spybot, Spyblaster, Lavasoft, Mcafee, etc. etc. with no luck.
I'm new to HijackThis but here we go..... ]

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:59:09 AM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)SIZE=5]

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Promon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\Fix-It\mxtask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
G:\HijackThis.exe
G:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://websearch.drsnsrch.com/sidesearch.cgi?id=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Mi... Read more

A:(I'm new here) help w/ "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"

hi pdx

please download the new hijackthis from here
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html


and install it in it s own folder like this :

C:\hjtantivirus\hijackthis.exe

scan again with the new hjt and post a new log .

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Following this great tutorial, I can move my Windows 7 Documents folder to another disk partition (e.g. F:\DarkStar\My Documents): User Folders - Change Default Location

Now, I have a dual-boot PC, with Windows XP. I would like to point my XP system at the same folder. That way, i can access my documents and files from either system.

In XP, can I just change the "Target folder location" in my Documents > Properties dialogue window to "F:\DarkStar\My Documents"?

Is that safe or will that overwrite / delete the existing content of the destination? Or is there another method to follow?

A:Point XP system at my Windows 7 "My Documents"

I used to keep "MY Documents" on a separate partition and then point XP to it after a re-install. I never lost anything, the worst that happened is I got prompts that the folder(s) already exists. Stuff like "My Music" etc, but it didn't delete anything. I never tried to point two different OS at the same folder(s) though. It might mess up your permissions in one OS. If you are using the same user name and password in both OS it may be OK though. If it does mess things up just do the "take ownership" thing to get back in.

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Eventual goal: Windows/Linux dual boot

Intermediate goal: Clean install Windows 7 (upgrade from Vista) using a pre-SP1 Upgrade disk or a Digital River .iso with SP1

I have been reading for days but these questions remain concerning System Reserved partition:

1.) Will the Windows 7 Installer accept and use a [200 MB] System Reserved partition that I myself create at the start of Installation using the diskpart utility - but which it normally seeks to create on its own? I understand that the "select Language" installation step is where to do this.

I will pre-designate it as an *active* 200MB NTFS partition with a System Reserved label. I want it to be 200MB instead of the standard 100MB just to be cautious.

To try to compel acceptance of this configuration, I will create a second NTFS partition over all remaining space and which will be shrunk later (very soon) to make space for Linux Mint.

- Is it an error to pre-designate this as "Active" with diskpart? I saw one comment that the Windows seeks to make "the first active partition" as the System Reserved partition.

- Will pre-designation as "active" cause any dangers at next boot up process? If I don't pre-label it as "active" I worry that the Windows installer might not pick it up as the System Reserved partition.

:::

ALTERNATE OPTION: (Single C:/ partition for Windows; no SysRsrvd)

2.) If I forego creation of the System Reserved partition -- by u... Read more

A:"System Reserved" - Options to Skip at installation or Create at 200MB

If you create 200mb sys reserved, mark it active and 7 will install boot critical files to it.






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Is it better to have a System Reserved partition present on a dual boot system?


No, it doesn't matter.






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can a Windows/Linux dual-boot system be successfully configured on a system where the boot files are present on the C:/ drive (Windows)?


Yes






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What might be the boot load (Win or Linux Grub, etc.) issues or problems I would meet with a "single partition" Windows OS?


None. You can let grub2 install to mbr and use the grub boot menu to control evrything, or you can install grub2 to the linux partition, then add it to windows boot menu (That is what I do, but just slightly complicated).

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Last night after 8 hours of toil, I finally completed a clean install using a usb drive on my asus ux32vd using the brand new SSD drive I had just bought. The reason it took so long was I kept getting this error -> "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition." What I did to finally get it to install was get to the c prompt during the installation and run diskpart and make the integrated 32GB SSD 'offline' and then I selected the SSD and used the 'clean' command and left the SSD unpartitioned and raw. I had read that with SSDs on a clean install you should leave it raw and windows will install on it. And it worked.

Now here's problem number 2, which feels worse than problem number 1. After installing everything went swimmingly. I started updating drivers, etc. I got to the point where I needed to do a Windows Update. There were 91 things that needed to be updated/installed. So I ran update with all 91 and that went fine until it went to restart - it wouldn't boot into windows. Instead it kept going into that startup restoration program over and over saying it couldn't fix the problem. I tried to delete the updates manually through cprompt by running dism, but this failed and I figured to hell with the hassle I'll just reinstall Windows since I know how now and then update windows one update at a time.
BIG MISTAKE. I tried doing EXACTLY what I had done before - doing diskpart, offlining the integr... Read more

A:"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate existing"

The steps to get a perfect reinstall are now a tutorial at Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

To troubleshoot your install, unplug all other HD's and peripherals, boot into BIOS setup, check that the SSD is set to boot first, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install - later try IDE mode if necessary.

If this fails, Clean again and define a Primary NTFS Active partition as shown in Step 2.2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation. Close the Command Box, Install Now to the partition created.

If these fail post back at exactly what step and any verbatim error message: Clean Install Windows 7

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My Win 7 installation is very unreliable with lots of problems concerning wake up from standby, ATI display driver crashing often and several other glitches. So I decided to do clean restart, wipe out my Win 7 installation and do a complete new install.When I choose my former Win 7 partition, I always get an error message (I hope my translation is correct):"Setup couldn't create a new system partition or couldn't find an existing." There's a hint to look for the installer log, but I couldn't find it.I tried the follwing:1) Deleting the partition2) Deleting the partition and reformating with NTFS3) Deleting the partition from PartedMagic, watching for a hidden partitionNothing helped. I'm always get stucked with the same error.So, what can I do? Any suggestions? Are there some files or partition informations left which I also have to delete? Windows 7 x64 - Gigabyte EP-45-DS3 (Intel P45 chip set), 4GB RAM, ATI 4670

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Let me start off my saying I've installed this exact copy of windows 7 before on this computer with no problems and it worked for years. I'm trying to install Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version when I run into this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing partition." So I search and find a solution in these forums (Setup was unable to create a new system partition) I do that but I get stuck on "format fs=ntsf". I'm getting a message error saying "The arguments specified for this command are not valid." What do I do? I googled but found several different answers and didn't fully understand some if them. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Error message of "Setup was unable to create a new system partition"

Your syntax is off:

Commands are

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

If this isn't enough start at the top of Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

If those steps fail then test your hard drive with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check done from the installer Command Line on a full disk partition your create.

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Hey everyone,
I've searched quite extensively and followed quite a few guides on how to install windows 7 with UEFI.
I've got a Dell latitude E6540 laptop with a new WD 500GB blue HD. Every time I try to install Windows 7 Pro x64 I get the:
"Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
I've followed the following threads with no avail:
Setup was unable to create a new system partition
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
Any help with this would be very appreciated.

A:Windows 7 x64 "Setup unable to create system partition"

the drive has to be GPT and not MBR, and this still might not work.

Windows 7 is not worth the effort of UEFI, just go Legacy boot and MBR.

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