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Not sure about anything anymore...

Q: Not sure about anything anymore...

I have tech service through the ISP I have. I noticed that Chrome was running kind of sluggish and figured, since it was there, I contacted tech support. The tech removed Malwarebyte, Super Anti-Spyware, Advanced System Care, two registry programs I had and Baidu browser and Baidu Speed up. He said almost everything could be done with programs already available in Windows 10. He tried to show me but he was so darn fast I could hardly keep up. I told him among all the programs only Super Anti-Spyware found 470 tacking cookies! He said that it was OK and they were harmless and I could access them from another Windows cleanup selection. Are all these programs that are 3rd party out there junk? When I used them I found so many problems, weaknesses and vulnerabilities. But to have them be deemed mostly useless, he did say MOSTLY useless, I am really confused. Been messing with computers for over 20 years and always used 3rd party Virus, spy ware and optimization tools regularly. Are they just programs that cue into certain functions of Windows and isolate them to make a program that is already in Windows but makes it sort of a short cut or are they really valuable? I am reinstalling a couple of things the tech deleted whether he liked it or not. As for the rest, I just don't know.
I would think that the writers and programmers of your particular OS would include such protection but I think it's kinda like guys in prison. They have all day every day looking for that one weakness in the system and exploit it to their advantage. No one would ever think of it on a peripheral inspection.
I know what I am going to do to combat all this crap. Set my old Gateway desktop with internet access and never let my lap top connect except to get updates. Even then, I am taking a risk! ARRRGH! You can't win!

A: Not sure about anything anymore...

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

A:Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

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

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As the title says,

Where can I find XP these days?

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

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

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

A:Where to buy XP anymore?

It is very expensive as it stands.

Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2: Software

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

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Hello Everybody!

First of all, sorry about my English!

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

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

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

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

Thank you!


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

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

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

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

Free Hard Drive Testing Applications:

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

Hard Drive Manufacturers' Diagnostic Utilities Links:


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

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

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

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

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

A:Not sure what to do anymore!

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

A:I can't take this anymore!


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Hi there,

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

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

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

A:Do i need to do anymore?

I think you are OK.

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

Probably with these commands

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

Do you see a part 1 with the expected size?

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello everybody,

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

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

After I tried to run it, a disaster began.

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

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

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

Can not reinstall spybot either

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

A:Don't know anymore...

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

Here's the new log

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = Read more

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2... Read more

A:I can't take it anymore

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




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

Restart your computer and post another log.

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

How do I bring it back on the list?

Much obliged,


A:Can't RUN anymore

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

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

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For a stragne reason i can't log on the network anymore it all started when i had missing files on my pc then my network was working just fine then i installed opertaing system backup cd to repair the minner problem but when i tryed to log on aol it takes 3 trys to log on and when it does i can only check my email that is all i can't log on my icq,aim and play ultima online... and i dont like to use my old pc to play ultima online its very slow plllzzzz help me out im down on my knees for real i really want to use my fast pc and i dont know nothing about pc's to repair then i asked gateway becouse its a gateway pc how to repair it they told me to reinstall window 98 but it did not work and it just made my pc worst now i can play my games on it now just as i posted on games help me plz!!

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

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Hi, i got a weird problem:

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distill... Read more

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

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

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

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

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A:I know anymore!

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

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

WD My Passport Essential SE 750 GB

Thanx folks...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\... Read more

A:Please help, i can't take this anymore

Hi, welcome to TSF.

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

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

Enable the Viewing of Hidden Files, and then search:


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

C:\Program Files\winupdates\

while in Safe Mode run HJT and fix:

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

Reboot and report back with a fresh HJT scan.

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


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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

A:I cant take it anymore...


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


A:Can't Log In to XP anymore

Hi and welcome

Sorry for delay. we're quite busy here.

Bad news I'm afraid....

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

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

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

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

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

Sophos description (they have different name)

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

Wish I had a better answer...

Let me know your intentions on ... Read more

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

A:I Can't Take It Anymore

Hello Liryc,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

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


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

A:Don't know what to do anymore

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

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

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

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

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

A:Not sure what's wrong anymore

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

Hope this helps.
Best of luck

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Recently I have deleted Soundmax off my windows xp home edition 2002, by accident. I have tried System Restore, downloading a new driver and going to dell support and download the same driver, and nothing worked. I now have no sound at all and I would please like to have anyone's help right now in fixing this issue.

A:no sound anymore- PLEASE HELP!


Originally Posted by delisandwitch44

Recently I have deleted Soundmax off my windows xp home edition 2002, by accident. I have tried System Restore, downloading a new driver and going to dell support and download the same driver, and nothing worked. I now have no sound at all and I would please like to have anyone's help right now in fixing this issue.

what model of computer do you hve

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



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

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

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

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

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

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

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

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

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I dont know when this happened but I an no longer read CD's in my DVD rom. DVD's work fine but it doesnt even register the CD'd in windows, it just asks me to insert a CD. I have tried a few things like removing the device from windows, and letting windows reinstall it, and trying to force it to use othe drivers but nothing works.

The weird part is that the DVD rom will read CD's when it is attached to another computer just not when on its home PC.

I am running Win XP, I have scanned the computer with antivirus, and ehareware removal apps, and I even ran the Sony rootkit removal tool just in case, and I still have this issue. oh and one last thing I have a DVD burner in the same computer that can read CD's.

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After 20 years of desktops I think I'll stick with buying laptops from now on. I am very satisfied with my
Core i3 15.6" 6gb 500gb $330 lap, for Internet, games, work, etc.

After checking the CPUboss site for desktop vs. laptop CPUs, I am not convinced I should spend more $ on a monitor and give up portability even if desktops beat lap CPU speed. I see that Core i5 desktop beats lap i7 by 25%, and i3 desktop beats i5 lap by 25%, and AMD a8 desktop beats a10 lap.

even a dual core desktop beats quad lap:


[x3 the price]
PS: I dont like Tablets.

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

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

The fail said
Failure to find system partition???

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


A:Cant reinstall from USB anymore??

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

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

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

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

Any ideas???

A:PC Won't power up anymore

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

A:Cannot use my passwords anymore!

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

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

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I don't have a pointer anymore can some one help me fix this

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I don't know why, but for some reason, my shortcuts don't work. Instead of the program's icon, they all have the same white box icon. How do I fix this?

A:Shortcuts don't cut it anymore.

google file associations fix

this also indicates you are infected with malware. Correct that first before doing the file associations fix.

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Privacy Service\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Privacy Service\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
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A:This is not the same machine anymore.

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The past few days my PC has been infected (either by an obvious fake mail I opened by mistake or by some random website I visited) and since then everytime I start firefox the browser works slow especially in google. Sometimes a website is opened with a fake scanner telling me its scanning for threats, other times I get redirected to other websites (who won't display any content once they've loaded) when I click on websites that I usually visit daily through google search.

Since then I've installed Ad-Aware, Superantispyware, MalwareByes Anti-Malware and scanned with all three and each one found various trojans which they quarantined and which I removed. I also searched with Nod32 and it found nothing at all.

I did some more research on my problem and found out that I might be infected with Vundo but this is just a wild guess. However I did a search with Spybot - Search & Destroy and it did find a Vurtomondo (or if it was called something else..I read that its like Vundo) and removed it and rebooted my PC but none of this worked.

All programs have the latest updates but none of these were done in safemode. I downloaded a program called VundoFix and it found one threat (when I used it in safe mode) and rebooted the PC but the problem didn't get solved.

One common problem to Vundo infection was a security hole in Java-related applications so I uninstalled these and reinstalled them but the problem is still there. I cleaned my registry as well to see if ... Read more

A:Infected and not sure anymore what to do

Hello,welcome to BC. Looks like we need a deeper look. Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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

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

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

Anyways, can anyone direct me to an official page (multiple pages would be better) identifying this particular scam? Or confi... Read more

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

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I have a Vista HP laptop that shows a good connection with my wireless internet but none of my browsers will establish a connection. Also stooped printing to my wireless printer. What up wid dat?

A:Cant get online anymore

would you post the following tests

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
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Trying to post to Newsgroup i get the following error:

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

A:Can't post anymore

What did the group administrator have to say?

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

A:dont believe anymore

This is about all you can do if DSL or cable is not available in your area.

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I have a Toshiba L70-B 12z.
Couple of months ago I did experience some problems while gaming (it did crash a lot).
I brought it by the shop who sent it back to toshiba to repair.
They replaced the motherboard because apparently 2 of the 4 cpu's where broken.

When I did get it back I found out my internal speakers weren't working anymore. So I sent it back ones more.
This time, the 2 internal speakers weren broken (how, I don't get) and also replaced. Mind you, it is a 1,5 year old notebook.

When I got it back this time, DTS sound was not functional anymore.
I get the error 'Failed to find apo endpoint'.
I did try to uninstall DTS en re?nstall, but when tries to re?nstall I would get the error 'This product does not support DTS-processing'.
I tried various DTS drivers (older and newest) without succes.

It's very frustrating, since before '**** started hitting the fan' everything worked perfectly fine. DTS sound was working perfectly, and I really liked the sound. I also tried a lot of internet solutions. Re?nstalling windows 10, going back to windows 8.1 (since my laptop originally came with windows 8.1), uninstall, re?nstall and updating sound drivers (from realtek), install the audio enhancement driver, updating BIOS via servicestation, all the recommended drivers for my laptop, all the windows updates. Nothing works.

I really don't know what I can do more for making DTS work again.
I hope someone here can help me.

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Hey, I went to turn on my laptop this morning, and got this error message. It just stays at 17% forever, and doesn't load up. I left it for about 5 hours, came back and it was still stuck there. I've tried booting it up from safe mode, restoring from a different point, but it still won't boot up. Help please!

Here is a link to the image i'm talking about: Imgur

A:XP won't load up anymore.

Hello priest_jimbo, to TSF!

You have the answer to your problem shown in the screenshot...."The Volume is Dirty."
This means that the HDD is bad; it might be recoverable, but it will mean completely wiping the Drive with a Wiping utility such as DBAN, and re-installing the O/S from scratch.
This in itself presents other issues:
You will need your original Windows? Installation Disc and Product Key;considering the fact that you are still using Windows? XP and Microsoft? no longer support XP; it might be time for you to seriously consider upgrading the unit completely.
It's probably more than 4 years old and ready for the scrap heap.
Even if you were successful re-installing XP you would not be able to update any of the security and system updates because of the cessation of support.
If the HDD is too far gone and re-installation of the O/S is unsuccessful; then, its time for a new replacement Drive.
Taking into account the cost of a new HDD for your laptop, and a new Windows? O/S; such as, Windows 7? or Windows 8.1?, it would more than likely work out to be cheaper to buy a brand new laptop, that would already have an O/S pre-installed.
Prices of laptops today are very good, because manufacturers and retailers are all competing for business; hence, prices are very good.
Now is the time to consider your options.
Post back with your thoughts and any queries you may have.

Kind Regards,

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Bought new computer hp sucks Acidently uninstalled my NAV,But it Didnt remove all the stuff from it i keep getting acess denied when i try to kill a process from process explorer,i have some winnit.exe on this thing and launcher.exe and i read they was both bad cant remove them ,and plus my streaming video buffers to long wont play smoothly..remeber new computer two weeks old and no one seems to help no more
I jus want to be happy Heres a hijack log but if someone dose help my processer explore program shows so many more processes and some reason it jump around 6.5 cpu usage to 60 to 80 everynow and again ...

oh and this computer didnt come with no recovery disk some monitor driver disk ..hers a my specs if u need them
i am installin NAV 2004 right now
*EDITED*Welp never mind isnt compatiable with my windows

Scan saved at 1:45:30 AM, on 12/17/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Alltel\WindstreamTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Why Wont Nobody Help Me Anymore?

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

A:Can't Find It Anymore can't/haven't found a site such as you refer to... yet.//Edit: Watch the numbers roll over here.

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

All has gone to hell.

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

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

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

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

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

Seems that I am SOL?

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

A:Can't install anything anymore.

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

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

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

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

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i have been playing cod for about 1 yr now some reson it wont let me play a a demo(not the problem)so i decide to uninstall and install the game again after i uninstall it it still says uninstall where install should be?! plus i get error meages when i try going upto the game i mean b4 the main menu comes up ERORR! any1 else got this problem or any ideas would be amasing

A:cant play cod anymore ?!?

Are you saying that you un-installed the demo, or CoD?

What kind of error messages are you receiving? Are they about files missing, or are they related to the graphics of the game?

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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In the last month or so I can't get to certain sites that I used to be able get to anymore. All i get is a white screen. I am running windows xp pro. I am also running spybot and adaware and avgfree. all my pics are stuck in photobucket and i can't get to for free stuff and a few other site too. help please.
this is my hijack this report if it helps. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:00:06 AM, on 12/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\mimahairball48\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\VEBLLETB\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe

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

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

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

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


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My custom built desktop PC always worked without problems.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!


A:PC not able to sleep anymore

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

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M previous boot was a Samsung 840 pro 256gb and it worked like a charm. I'm running the latest version of Win8.

* Ran out of space on my 840 Pro and purchased a 500gb Samsung 850 EVO which had plenty of space and I successfully migrated over to the new drive a couple weeks ago.

* I've been using Acronis 2015 for backups and an external 4tb WD drive for these backups.

* Today I went to backup the NEW boot drive and saw I had a very large backup for the old boot SSD. In Acronis you have to boot to their program straight out of BIOS to access and erase the old backups, which I did.

* NOW I can't boot to the new Samsung 500gb drive for some reason. I've gone into BIOS and changed boot order to the 500GB but I just get a blinking cursor and a black screen when I reboot.

* However, if I change the boot order in BIOS to the OLD SSD it boots fine AND recognizes the 500gb and all it's data! What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help you can give~

A:PC won't boot to Sam SSD anymore. Need some help, please!

open disk management and verify that drive C; is listed on what size SSD

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My son turned my pc off and now when i boot it won't get passed the bios logo screen (asus sabertooth 990fx) and the boot check led status lit on the mobo. If i detach the ssd i can not to a recovery drive and then reattach the ssd to try and fix it but nothing I've tried so far has worked -

Bootrec fixmbr success
Fixboot success
rebuilbcd shows c:windows as there but then says system device not found.

What does this mean?

A:Ssd won't boot anymore

WELL, you didn't say what SSD you have. BAD!
But, it sounds like you had the same experience that I had a few months back, when my three month old PNY SSD decided one day that it didn't want to work anymore. I called PNY, from whom I bought the drive, but they would not do anything without the original invoice. So I was stuck, with a worthless piece of crap that I could do nothing with.
I got right on my backup drive, pulled up and ordered a new "SanDisk, 128GB, SSD" and requested two day delivery.

Now it's several months later and my SanDisk SSD is still working like a champ. It came with the SanDisk Dashboard, which includes the "Trim" program to keep the SSD in top shape.

Sounds like you need a new SSD. I strongly recommend a "SanDisk" SSD.

Good Luck, and Happy Holidays!


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Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz 35 C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
MSI H61M-P31 (G3) (MS-7788) (SOCKET 0) 48 C
ASUS VS228 ([email protected])
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 42 C
1863GB Hitachi HUA722020ALA330 ATA Device (SATA) 42 C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS120 X ATA Device
Realtek High Definition Audio
if someone helps me fix this I'll pay you 40.00 no ********

A:My PC can't run any Game'S anymore.

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My Bookoncd will not run anymore cd is not scratched it still works on other computers here is the error: AppName: bookoncd.exe AppVer: ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: 01571040 here is the hijack this tx file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:00:32 PM, on 4/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\IOGear\ION\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\My Downloads\ProcessMonitor\Procmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
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Can anybody help please? After putting my pc into sleep mode while still logged into a multiplayer game site and returning approx 4 hours later i can no longer accsess the internet. I have 2 browsers installed on my pc- internet explorer and mozzilla firefox. My pc is connected via network cards to the host pc which uses a cable modem. Nothing has been unplugged or any settings changed on either pc and the host pc can still access the internet. i was using mozilla firefox browser at the time. Both pc,s use windowsXP. I tried system restore but it hasn't fixed it. What on earth could of happened, everything was fine then a few hours later no internet...any help would be extremely appreciated...thanks in advance.

Mr Jones

A:cant get online anymore

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ok so i got a laptop and it worked great for the first couple of days i downloaded a couple of games and Avg security. After i downloaded the last game i tried it out and it was great, but the next day it wouldnt fully boot up it says windows did not start up correctly or something like that
my computer is an hp pavillion zv5000 with 30 gig hdd a 1 gig ram a 2.8 processor it has windows xp 3 usb ports 1 phone jack 1 ethernet hookup a micrphone jack a headphone jack a cd-rw/dvd drive
i dont know what to do so any help would be appriciated

A:I cant even get to my desktop anymore

You might try starting the computer in 'Safe Mode' by gently, continously tapping the F8 key while it is booting.. when the black screen with white writing comes up use the arrow keys to move to 'Last Known Good Configuration' option, click the enter key and let the computer do it's thing. Let us know if this is of any help.

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Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
Operating on Win 10

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

Thank you

A:cd's won't read anymore!

The devil is always in the details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then clicked .

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

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

Maybe I am on the wrong track all-together.



A:cd's won't autorun anymore

Do a System Restore.


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Ok i posted a support post up for the network.
now i still did not get it to work. gateway told me to reinstall windows 98 so i did still i cant get on the net work but now my pc is worst now i can't run my diablo2 games it runs for like a few seconds it plays the blizzard entertainment into after that it goes back and there is no sounds then a error message comes up also star craft is the same way there is no sound and it laggs alot what happen and what can i do to repair this problem???

A:I can't get my games to run anymore

Did you reinstall your video and sound drivers, also would make sure your running the latest version of directx after the reinstall

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the help

A:Can't read DVD's anymore

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

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Whenever I try to launch Counter-Strike: Source this error message pops up and It won't let me play...

...can someone please help me.

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So lately i have noticed that my Mcafee Security Suite stopped updating itself so went to fix it and it says i have to reinstall it so i try but it cant never connect to the download an then i tried a windows update and that wont connect either...i also tried several other virus protection applications which also wont connect and i am wondering if there is a solution to this or if i will have to go out and buy/reinstall windows...i am running Windows Xp Service Pack 3 right now. Thank You!

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While trying to clean up the drive of my Dell Inspiron 6400, I must have accidentally uninstalled something. Now my DVD player does not play DVD anymore.
When I go to ?My Computer?and then click on the DVD, I get an error message saying ?This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action.? The DVD does neither play on DIVX nor on Windows Media Player.
I have checked under ?Device Manager? to see if there was a problem with the DVD driver, but it seems fine. There is no exclamation sign. I even uninstalled the driver and rebooted the computer. It still did not solve the problem.

Can anyone please give me a solution? It is getting quite frustrating.

Thank You in advance.

A:DVD/CD not working anymore

Download VLC player and play your DVD's with it.

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Thanks in advance!

OK, here goes:
I've got 3 training DVD's that used to work on my XP Home ed SP2 LapTops DVD/CD-RW. Put one in and eventually after the normal churning it would start up. Now for some unknown [to me] reason none of the three will. To add some mystery to all of this they work fine on my wifes LapTop and also on our desktop. Here's what I get:

The opening screen that askes if I want to install, start, or bonus. I always selected start. Then another screen asking if I want to go back or Launch From CD. I choose the Launch From CD. Always have in everycase mentioned above.

A screen appears that says that it is loading, so far all is normal. But here's the rub. An error message appears saying that "Error parsing XML data: not well-formed at line 32, column 101" and the only selection is "OK" so I "OK" it. Then I get a "Director Player Error" stating that "Index out of range --------- Script Error. Continue? and the selection of yes or no. Neither is worth it weight.

I've tried other DVD's and other auto run disks all is good. Just not these three???

Why did these DVD's work on my machine earlier in the day, why will they work on other comps? So I uninstalled the DVD/CD-RW's driver, restarted and kept my fingers crossed. No go. Got me stumped. Any body out there got any clues?

Thank you again,

A:Worked here and there, still there but not here anymore ???

Give the DVD disc a good clean, it could be a combination of a smudge or fingerprint and a low level of laser output in the drive (relative to the other PC's)

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Please help me get my computer working correctly.Whenever I try to burn a cd on my cd drive using nero. I get an error message right before the drive begins burning the cd saying that the drive is being used by another application. Below is the nero error log. (these are my girls songs) I also included a hijackthis log below the nero log. In addition when I turn my computer off and restart it my motorola surfboard modem loses its drivers and needs to be reinstalled inorder to access the internet. I have it connected through a usb cable and my isp is optimum online. About 2 weeks ago i got an Ipod nano and ever since I installed it along with Itunes I've had all sorts of issues.

Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=, size=163910 bytes, created 4/2/2003 7:13:44 AM
Nero version: (Nero Express)
Recorder: <HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B>Version: C102 - HA 1 TA 1 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B>Version: 0015 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : IC35L090AVV207-0 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8162B atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B atapi Port 1 ID 1 DMA: On

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A:cant burn CD anymore

Have you tried disabling XP's built-in burning capabilty? I found this on a search:
The problem is then isolated to Windows XP's IMAPI service, which is used for managing CD imaging (ie. burning). Setting it to Manual was not enough, which I had set before. Setting it to Disable got rid of this problem. After that, it was smooth sailing with Nero 6.
Click to expand...

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

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

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

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

Hi paulvangelder

. . . and Welcome to the Tech Support Forums.

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

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

A:Can't Burn CDs Anymore

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I can't play this game that I play everyday anymore. I re-downloaded realplayer (trying to fix it) and
went and unblocked it under the firewall. After I did that... every game on this website (
stopped working. I know, not much detail...but that is all that happened.

At first, I thought maybe it was just mozilla acting up I tried it on IE and the games still
don't work. So, it must be something with the computer but I don't know what happened. (I had tried blocking realplayer...but that didn't work either).

Maybe it's just the website messing up...but it just seems rather odd that it goes out like this after I download realplayer. (I have windows XP)

This is what the site is doing:

Uploaded with

A:Why can't I use this website anymore?

Have you tried MuchGames Help Q&A? Scroll down to the System Requirements section and maybe you'll be able to solve your problem.

If your problem didn't start until you
I re-downloaded realplayer (trying to fix it) and
went and unblocked it under the firewall.Click to expand...

Did you uninstall the realplayer download to see if that actually caused the problem. Maybe you intended to download the lastest version of Adobe Flash Player?

Although I don't usually recommend doing a System Restore to a date when the games were working, it may be the easiest thing for you to try.

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Hello ! Thanks for reading my post . It's a problem that i think it can't be resolved.
Every game or every instal that starts in COMMAND. When i autoplay the CD appears a CMD and writes L:dvdcheck.exe ( in a cmd and dissapares immediatly) and when i open the cd and open the setup.exe writes L:setup.exe ( in a cmd and dissapares immediatly ) and nothing happens after !

This is an image

I can't install GRID & Flight Simulator X
I can't play Flatout Ultimate carnage
All because of that type of install/run game:(

Help me please

A:I can't resist anymore

Might want to try the PC Gaming Support

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Why do I not get any sound anymore?

I can't watch videos with sound nor do I hear sound when I get email messages or delete emails etc.

I check the sound icon & it is not muted.

A:No sound anymore

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Since I have switched to my new computer, I can't download anything any more. In Firefox, which is my usual browser, I get a message that the page is blocked. In IE, I get a page not found error. The two sites I have been trying to download from are CNETand Abby Fine Reader.

I allow all cookies, and I've been all through both programs trying to figure out what is stopping me from downloading. I am using the latest version of Zone Alarm Pro. I was so desperate I acrually disbled it for a few seconds and tried to download, but that didn't work either. Has anyone got any ideas?

TIA, Kathi

A:I can't download anything anymore

I just found my answer after much searching. I'll post it here in case anyone else encounters the same problem.

Zone Alarm Pro

Double-click the Zone Alarm icon in the system tray in the lower right corner of the screen. With ZA open, click on "Privacy" button in the left hand part of the screen. Then click on the "Main" tab at the upper right. Once you're in, look in the third section titled "Mobile Code Control". Click the "Custom" button in this section. Four menu items should appear. The last one should say something like "Block mime-type integrated objects". Uncheck the box by this item, then click the "OK" button at the bottom of the dialog box. It should not be necessary to disable any other ZA privacy settings.

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

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Good morning.

When i turn on the PC, the restore tool start to run and it never ends!!!

The message is: restore tool i running. During the process the PC could be restarted several times!!!

Any one could help me?

Thank you in advance!

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

A:cant burn cd's anymore

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Could you please look this over

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

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

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

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

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

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



A:No need for E dive anymore

Hi Lee !

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

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

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

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

A:Cant Multitask anymore


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

Now thats a multitasking computer....

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

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

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

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So I've been using AVG for years because its a pretty streamlined software and I think it works very well (...and it's free).

Over the past month or so though, I've noticed my fans are running at full steam far more than they should be. The culprit is a process called avgcsrva.exe, "AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part". [It seems] Regardless of what software I have open, this process will hog 12% of my total CPU (Core 1 runs at a constant 75-100%).

I started logging the software I had open whenever this happened and after a few weeks I can't find the trigger (if there is a particular one). Closing programs and ending processes has had no effect. The only thing that frees up my CPU and alleviates the overtaxed fans is restarting the computer. I've even tried reopening everything immediately after the restart to see when avgcsrva.exe would start hogging resources and all was well. It's as if it's a completely time dependent glitch.

Does anybody have any idea what could be going on? I found a bunch of hits when I searched the process but nothing useful. I figured I would exhaust my go to resource (you guys) before I ditch AVG after all these years.

Any and all input is as always, greatly appreciated.

A:AVG isn't so slim anymore!

Get rid of AVG 2012(or whatever version you're using), then download and run AVG Remover to get rid of the leftover file and registry "debris", then download and install Microsoft Security Essentials 2.1.1116.0 - which is lightweight and user-friendly and well recommended in these forums.


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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas or suggestions ??!

thanks alot


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I have been able to play DoD for the last 2 years and about 3 weeks ago it would have texture problems and crash, so I updated my Nividia 5200 fx Drive, this did not work and my game would put my computer into power saving mode, Now it will just sit trying to connect to the server. I found these text documents, I have no idea what they really mean .

Module file name: C:\Program Files\GameOverlayRenderer.dll
Hooking SetCursorPos, GetCursorPos, ShowCursor, and SetCursor
Hooking DispatchMessage calls
Modules at GameOverlayRenderer.dll attach
01: hl2.exe
02: ntdll.dll
03: kernel32.dll
04: USER32.dll
05: GDI32.dll
06: ShimEng.dll
07: AcLayers.DLL
08: ADVAPI32.dll
09: RPCRT4.dll
10: SHELL32.dll
11: msvcrt.dll
12: SHLWAPI.dll
13: ole32.dll
14: USERENV.dll
16: AcGenral.DLL
17: WINMM.dll
18: OLEAUT32.dll
19: MSACM32.dll
20: VERSION.dll
21: UxTheme.dll
22: IMM32.DLL
23: comctl32.dll
24: comctl32.dll
25: GameOverlayRenderer.dll
Game is using D3D9, preparing to hook.
Game is using dinput.dll (dinput7), preparing to hook.
DirectInputCreateW hook called
hookDirect3DCreate9 called
IWrapIDirect3D9::CreateDevice hook called!
Trying to setup input hook...
Set input hook...

GameOverlay process started
Read 1644 bytes for texture 'Graphics/resizer'
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mouseover' does not exist or is invalid
Error: texture file 'Graphics/resizer_mousedown' does not exist or is inval... Read more

A:Cant play DoD anymore

I tried running the game again, it opens just fine i can select a server and it sits saying retrieving server info, and then DoD closed and I got
"Engine error"
Failed to lock vertex buffer in CMeshDX8::LockVertexBuffer

LTMsg: LTMSG.exe-bad image
The application or DLL C:WINDOWS\system32\nvwimg.dll is not a vaild Windows image. Pleace check this aginst your installation diskette.

RUNDLL32.EXE - Application Error
The application failed to intialize properly (0xc000012d).

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I don't have a pointer anymore can some one help me fix this

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I have a Sony DCR-HC19E
I used to use this on my XP machine as a mic using USB connectivity. It was automatically configured to be used as a mic as soon as i plugged it in.

I need to do the same on my vista machine except now im using Firewire instead of USB.
When i plug it in i get no mic functionality or do not how to use it.

Can somebody please help me out ?

Thank you

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

A:It's not my computer anymore

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

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If anyone could help it would be much appreciated

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

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

windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1906"

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

windows version: Windows NT 6.00.1906

after those messages the report then generates

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

A:Nothing will install anymore

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

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

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

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I have a WD 160gb IDE HD. The computer originally came with a SATA drive, but that drive kicked the bucket, and I got a new drive. Previously, after the manufacturer's logo loading screen finished, a prompt would pop up saying that the disk wasn't found, and press f1 to continue, or press f2 for the setup utility. When I pressed f1, it loaded my disk fine.

This morning, I had to reinstall my OS. After installing many drivers, I had to restart to get the drivers to take effect. Suddenly, the disk would no longer load. The computer wont find the disk at all. I've checked all the wiring, and it all seems to be in place. After the manufacturers logo screen, a prompt comes up listing the types of drives (SATA, Primary, Secondary) and saying that they were not found. When I press f1 to continue, it tells me "No boot device available. Strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility." Under BIOS options, the drive is "unknown".

Does anyone know anything that I might try to get this device working again? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and a solution that solves my problem would make me get down on my knees and

Thanks in advance.

A:WD IDE HD is not recognized anymore.

Did you ever get the new HD working?

Some BIOSes don't recognise HDs above a certain capacity.

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How can I confirm that after I "think" I have cleaned out my infected computer (I received pop-ups from noted infections) that I actually have removed all infections without formatting and re-installing the OS?

Thank you for looking.

A:How can I tell I am not infected anymore?

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

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

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

A:PC can't wake up anymore.

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

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

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I had a major virus issue and some of my files might be corrupted.i wanted to do a clean reinstall but now my dvd drive (LG GCC-4481B) does not read anything anymore.I thought the drive might have gone bad so i tried another and it does the same.the cd works fine in my laptop.I updated the firmware for the dvd drive but it dosen't help.When i put the cd in it spins (and flashes) for about 20 seconds then stops, the cd is empty according to windows.It also won't boot on cd , which is what i want to do to reinstall windows completely...
Any hints ?

A:CD not reading anything anymore

Had the same problem with pioneer,tried everything.Then after a week of struggling reformated the c partition,and the minute the previous windows disappeared cd was working! I was confused but it worked.

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.1\update.exe
C:\Program Files\Panicware\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =*
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Read more

A:HJT - Not a Rookie anymore...

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

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

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

Thanks everyone!

A:Web cam won't work anymore

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