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Installation completed with success!!!!

Q: Installation completed with success!!!!

Thanks a lot to everybody who paid attention to my problems with windows 7 installation.

Finally I went to my university and took from their a windows 7 pro dvd and everything worked perfect. I also managed to install the windows over both windows XP and 7 thanks to your advices and tutorials.
Thanks a lot once again from the not so hot now Greece

A: Installation completed with success!!!!

You're welcome! Thanks for posting back. It means a lot to those that have worked hard to help others when they come back with thanks.

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hey im having problems with installing windows xp SP3 i boot to cd do the whole installation thing for step 1 and then it restarts and then im waiting for the continuation of the installation but it doesnt happen it boots to cd again without me pushing anything

please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Installation not completed

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Hi all, I just installed an MSATA SSD 120G on the sprout, it runs much faster than on the Solid State Hybrid Drive.I have 2 Hard drives installed now, the original 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive and on MSATA SSD 120GB running windows 8.1. I opted for WIN 8.1 because of driver problems on win10. Now i have a problem installng the HP workspace, it gives me 9996 error i will try to solve this and share the solution if i find one.  

A:HP Sprout - MSATA SSD installation success

The sprou has an MSATA SSD port slot, if it had 2 port i whould have tried RIDE 0 , at least it has one port, not bad.

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Brian & Frenat. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I got the proper driver loaded
for the Soundblaster and have recorded 15 songs converting them to MP3Pro. Amazing. Wave file was 49mb,
conversion to Pro dropped to 1.6mgb. Again thanks for your quick response and
excellent advice.


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I have installed vista in safe mode when it restarted as finalization of installed then its not running. again Tried to install in safe mode. The message appeared " Windows did not completed installed, please restart . . . . I restarted , but it can not running windows, it hanged. please help me

A:Windows did not completed installation, please restart

Hi Douglasbradley,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I must say you have me somewhat confused. I need your help clarifying the situation with more information and by answering some questions.

How exactly did you "install" Vista from safe mode? What exactly did you do (and what exactly are you trying to do and why are you trying to do it)? I don't quite understand the situation. Could you please explain in detail exactly what you are attempting, why you are attempting it, how you are attempting it, and the situation at the moment. What are you using to do the installation (a genuine Vista Installation CD, a Recovery Disk, a Recovery Partition, or what)? What method of installation are you using? What type of installation are you trying to do? Why are you trying to do it from Safe Mode (and can you get into safe mode now or are you unable to do so any longer)?


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After the installation of Avast Antivirus, something like this appeared
What do I do??

A:Avast installation didn't completed

Quote: Originally Posted by Binish Joshi

After the installation of Avast Antivirus, something like this appeared
What do I do??

1.Click on "view setup logs" and take a pic of it and upload here
2.Restart your computer
3.Have you had installed any antivirus before Avast?

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Please excuse the interruption as I rejoice in victory over a task I've been working on for a while. This one was important and I didn't find it documented elsewhere on the web so I thought I'd share it here.

In our environment, we have a hodgepodge of computers. We support grad students' laptops as well as University purchased computers so what we see runs the gamut from Dell Optiplex desktops to something that was on sale at Costco. When OS decay and resulting system instability or hard disk failure results in our having to reinstall the operating system, there's no telling what type of machine it will be so we can't use snapshots of baseline computers. This necessitates using OS install discs

We use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT 2010 Beta 1, to be precise) to create a single DVD that we can use to for unattended installations. We've set it up so that we can install Windows XP or Vista Business along with all of our standard applications (Firefox, Thunderbird, Java runtime, Flash player, Acrobat Reader, PrimoPDF, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and some UNIX interoperability programs) as well as applying our security templates and defragging the hard drive. I've added in both Office 2003 and Office 2007 as options because what we install depends on what they had licensed. By now, though, you've probably guessed that it's outgrown a DVD and it would be nice to have Adobe and other products available ... Read more

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The last shutdown's success status was true. The last boot's success status was false.

I have this in event viewer after Automatic Repair in Windows 10 Pro on second boot.

The last boot's success status was false.

The last boot's success status is that boot just before current boot right? Or this is status of current boot?

What does mean ?

A:The last shutdown's success status was true. The last boot's success status was false

Moved to win10 support for further help.

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I followed suggestions and ended up with a 45 minute install of 7. A breeze. HOWEVER, I could only get 32 to install. Many attempts to get 64 to install failed, regardless of what method used, i.e. boot with disk in, out and use setup, etc. Always said wrong disk, and 3 times BSOD'd, so stuck in 32 and away it went, and I used Custom. I did not activate it. Now, is there a way that I can get the 64 to install?

And the second question is now how do I change partition sizes? I have 125 gigs free in C:, which is wasted as I rarely use C: for programs.

A:Success!....but 32, not 64

I am not sure about your first question, but I know that GParted will solve your second question.

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I recently bought a 2nd hand Vostro 3750 and needed to upgrade memory as I run Virtual Box with Several VMS in my daily operations.
Here are my successful test results
Vostro 3750CPU - INtel i7-2630QM 2.00 GHzCheck CPU Specs on 16GB Ram 1066/1333MB Chipset - Intel with - 6GB DDR3 SDram 1333Mhz1x4G Apacer     1x2G HynixSpecs say Max 8GB but many have run 16 no problem as indicated on this and other forumsInstall 16GB2 x Kingston KVR16LS11/8 Valueram , 8Gb ,204 pin so-dimm - DDR3L-1600 Low-voltage ,CL11 , 1.35V / 1.5V dual voltageBios detected Ram CorrectlyOnBoard DiagnosticsStandard system test (~1hr) - 100%Thorough Memory Test (several hours) - 100%MemTest86 5.01 (Linux Mint18 Boot)SPD Identified Kingston SODimms correctlyCPU Clock - 1994MhzMemory - 16G - 3819MB/sRam 797 Mhz (DDR3-1595) - BCLK:99Timings: CAS 11-11-11-28 @ 128Bit ModeMy interpretation of this info is :-Accessing 64 bit ram in Dual Bank mode 128 bit wideClocking @ ~800MHZ 2 txfer per clock giving the full ~1600Mhz of the ramIn short we are getting the full performance of the RamOvernight Soak Test 100%
Boot Main OS - OKMint 18 64 bit (Ubuntu 1604LTS - Linux Kernel 4.4.0-21 )16GB ram detected OKEverything seems to work as normal
Happy Camper

A:16 Gig Ram Success

Hi - Thanks for sharing your info.
I am about to try this upgrade as well, since I'm seeking to squeeze some more life out of my old Vostrao.
Question though: I've noted the numbers you've listed, Kingston KVR16LS11/8, and I have access to these  2 x 8 ram pieces.
However, the package also lists the following, which didn't appear on your note - I wonder if you can verify if you have your old package?
Mine (the one I'm about to install) says:
Then beneath this, says 
8 GB PC3L - 12800 CL 11 204-Pin SODIMM
By any chance can you verify this (* the PC3L - 12800 CL 11 part) against your packaging ?
Thanks for any info, would be great to find out that this will work :)

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My new rig works great! Though my brothers is still on the frits. This 800$ beast has thus far ran any game at max settings no problem and staying under 60c. I didn't know where the bragging section was so I posted here . It plays crisis and age of conan like a breeze. My specs show a shotty detail of my system and heres a link to the actual parts for anyone interested.


I had some problems at first like all systems, the crisis DEMO is very old and does not work well with new drives. After buying the game I now have no problems. The demo blue screened me. This case is ginormous.




They dont have a beer smiley, but imagine it!

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It has taken twenty-nine days for me to figure out that I was wrong in my assumptions regarding Windows 10. I had accepted the hype about the ease that this OS would bring to me.  My error was that I should have read more carefully the comments posted by experienced users.  Instead of heeding them and acted more wisely, I chose instead to “save” time by simply upgrading from Windows 7 and expecting everything to run smoothly.  If I had done a clean installation after upgrading as many posters had recommended, I would have saved myself hours of effort and frustration.
Doing it my way resulted in incurring one problem after another.   My adventures with this installation are documented in previous threads I have posted. When I was finally able to install W10 by upgrading from Windows 7, I encountered failures with 3rd party apps as well as functional W10 apps.  The final straw was at Wednesday at midnight.  It was then I lost the start menu completely. I could not access any of my programs through it and found the only way to power down was by pressing the button on the computer case. I went to bed in frustration.
A half hour later, I got up and I reread a number posts from others that I had printed for reference.   Those about doing a clean install finally registered on me. It became clear to me that the problems I had were not with Windows 10 but with all of the garbage I brought into Windows 10 from my pr... Read more

A:Success at last

I have learned from this experience

At the end of the day that's all that is important, You learned something new.
Now if you really want to learn something try Linux.

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Q: Success

Found the BIOS chip the paper clip worked fine even the hard drive opened.
Thanks for every ones help.

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Here is what I want to do, how do I do it? I work at a radio station. I record commercials, sound bites, etc. on a cassette recorder at a location away from the main studio. I would like to somehow feed the audio from my cassette machine into the computer to ultimately email those audio bites over to the main studio in an mp3 audio format. We currently receive commercials in this manner, now I want to know how to send them out. Once I get the audio fed into the computer how do I compress that file so it doesn't take so long to send or receive? Is the mp3 format the best to use when sending an audio file or do I have other options? I currently am running Windowx XP Pro and play back audio on the Microsoft Windows media player. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I have eight computers in my house, and they're all infected with that bleeping search redirect thingy. I just ran combofix (against medical advice, shame on me) so after you forgive me, (please?) tell me I can post my log here. Do I just swipe and copy it here? Or elsewhere? Not sure if I'm in the right place.

It certainly seems to have worked (on the first computer I tried) and I understand that there may still be other issues.

I have seven computers to go, and then three for a relative.

Hey, how did all my computers get this thing anyway? When this is all over, I'm going to click that paypal donate button, then go out and celebrate.

It's so cool to go to a site and have it just stay there. What a concept.


A:Ran combofix with success. Now what?

Hello stayathomegeek,Just so you know, it's best to have separate topics for the different computers. If you have more than one topic open at the same time, please put in the title something like Computer 1, Computer 2, to avoid confusion. Please be sure to isolate the infected computers so they don't spread the infections to other computers.For the infected computers that you DID NOT run CF on:Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.For the computer/computers that you DID run CF on.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were ... Read more

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can i take the HD from my old 98 computer and make it the slave on my new XP system ??

if so , can i do this w/out losing all the files i have onboard?

A:98 HDslave + XP = success ?

Should be fine. If the drive and files don't show up under XP, post back.

You may have a drive overlay that we can help remove if you can't see or access the drive.

Just let us know.

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*Windows 8 will be a success with younger people than older people statistically speaking, although many older people will enjoy it.

I've been waiting to post this for a month or so now, as we're approaching October's Windows treats. And as that happens, debates will be spurred again. I offer my take.

One year ago this month, I think about this week, Microsoft unveiled to the world the future of Windows: the Start Screen. Many initial reviews claimed the design was the most innovative and freshest thing from Microsoft in years. There was also a picture of a Windows tablet PC running the Developer Preview that showed what makes a tablet PC better than an ipad.
It is clean, it is modern, it is different, it is Windows 8. The new metro UI doesn't have anything of the past GUIs that Windows used to have: no Aero, no blur, no gloss, no 3D, no "fakeness." It is digital authenticity. 30 years ago when the GUI took place, back then we needed things like a Desktop that has these folders and icons that looked like filing cabinets and floppy disks and rubbish bins to make personal computing something that is understandable to use when before the DOS UI was standard place for computing.

Windows 8 breaks that tradition. Although one click away brings you back to that (maybe because it's a transitional UI and it could be a way not to shock people too bad, a way to wean off the old and onto the new) one click back and you are faced with the new. Need your calendar? You clic... Read more

A:This is why I believe Windows 8 will be a success.*

Finally, someone who likes to write the press, not read it. All you see is negative things about 8 including "Why Windows 8 Scares Me" and other things like that.

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So I have been going back and forth about Windows 8 since March when they had the Consumer Preview out. It never really grabbed my attention since it was so buggy and I didn't care since I had Windows 7. But, today I installed the RTM Version from TechNet to give it a crack one last time. Sure enough, I'm hooked on it and I like the way it runs and handles. I'm most likely going to upgrade in October when they release it. Good or bad choice? Give me your opinion. Thanks

A:Windows 8 RTM Success?

If you have RTM with a proper license, there will be nothing to which you can upgrade.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:23:23 PM, on 2/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC: ... Read more

A:Keep Scanning But No Success

Welcome to Bleepingcomputer goat199 Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune: ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click 'Select All' found at the bottom of the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.If you use Opera browser,do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.Click 'Exit' on the Main menu to close the program.*************************Please download DrWeb-CureIt & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.You should copy/print the following because you need to be in Safe Mode from here on.Reboot your computer into SAFE MODE" using the F8 method. To do this,restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with DrWeb-CureIt as follows:* Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to start the program. An "Express Scan of your PC" notice will appear.* Under "Start the Express Scan Now&quo... Read more

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Just dropped in to say I got my P4 2.6C up to 3.4, perfectly stable and running idle at 25C

TS Gallery Link

Just felt like bragging

VCore was 1.625V BTW.

A:Overclocking Success!

sweet, may i ask what your using, as far as cooling and hardware ?

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A couple days ago, I used my Windows To Go USB drive on my friend's gaming laptop. When I initially showed him Windows 8, he didn't like it and didn't care for it. He's the gamer type, and by gamer type, I mean a Desktop with LITERALLY the ENTIRE screen full of little icons for games from DOS to PSx emulators and DS and PC games. It's gross. And what's even grosser is his Start Menu in Windows 7. OH MY.

But when I booted up to my Windows 8 drive on his laptop, I told him to use it. So he did for about 20 minutes or so. I had to point out and guide him a little on how to use it. For example, I told him, "Where traditionally is the Start button located?" So after that time period, I asked him if given the option between Windows 7 (which he loves) and 8, he choose Windows 8 only IF it has better gaming performance. He would choose Windows 8 over 7 just to actually use an operating system and its navigation. I told him how Windows 8 will be running on ARM processors and has been found to run games with better framerates than 7, he was sold.

Now, I post this in the face of how people are going off on the tangent of how "real" people will be using Windows 8 with epic fails. Notice how those "real" people are older and generally will never update their Windows OS unless if the physically computer itself is dead? Older people don't always care about what's best or what's the latest version, they care about if it works or not. It if works, don't do a... Read more

A:I really do think that Windows 8 will be a success

So, "old" people are not real people. Is that some kind of selective misanthropy! As for enterprises, well that's already been discussed here and elsewhere and the general consensus is the complete opposite to your assessment. By the way, when my teenagers had a chance to 'play' with Windows 8, their collective pronouncement was "it's gay"!

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In the past 24 hours I have spent roughly 12 hours with tech support and my ISP trying to get things working with no luck. I have attempted setting up 2 netgear routers and 1 linksys (at separate times), but have failed to achieve internet access each time. Currently, I have a brand new NetGear WNDR3400 hooked up to my cable modem. The MAC addresses have been filtered by my ISP, and according to tech support, everything on the router's setup is a-okay. The conclusion was that all three of my routers are faulty, yet they work when tested at best buy. My hardware is also in working condition, capable of connecting to networks at multiple other locations. I am at a loss, anyone have suggestions?

Tried setup on 2 computers with same results.

P.S. Modem -> PC works fine, and the problem I am reaching claims to be a DNS lookup failure. If anyone needs any more details do not hesitate to let me know!

A:Three Routers, Zero Success

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Thanks to all who posted about how to do S&D (I'm posting new, 'cause I don't want to hijack other's threads). Just wanted to say I did a clean install of the new S&D and got the updates fine. I just ran S&D & AdAware (both updated). AdAware found nothing (ran it after S&D).

S&D found "Alexa related," and also still finds that "DSO Exploit." Apparently it is a glitch in the S&D program, because it keeps finding that. I was told I could ignore it (DSO Exploit), but I delete it anyway. Hope that's the right thing to do.

Anyway, thanks again for all the help with S&D. I feel much better having it working right, and I scan at least weekly.

A:Spybot Success!!

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Hi folks,
I've been recently having intermittent success in getting my DVD drive to work.

I had originally though it was a problem only with DVDs, but I've since discovered it's all dics.

Basically, I put a disc in; the light comes on, the mouse cursor indicates disk drive action - then nothing.

I can't access the disc from Explorer or DVD utils. I thought that was it - kaput. But basically after ejecting/loading three times in a row - it read and started playing the DVD!?

I don't know if it's relevant, but Device Mgr only reports it as a IDE DVD-ROM 16x - i.e. no manufacturer info (Device status is fine)

Any ideas?


A:Intermittent DVD success!?

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I'm new to this, so please forgive me if I'm missing information.I've got some nasty malware running around my hard drive, which has slowed my computer to a crawl and is preventing internet access. I've tried Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot Seach & Destroy, AdAware, Norton (which came with the computer), and ComboFix (all with the latest updates), but I'm still getting symptoms of something likely trying to send out spam. At first I was getting the Symantec Email Proxy windows that lots of other people report. Then I downloaded and installed XP SP3 and now I'm getting windows from Norton indicating a Windows Generic Process is trying to access the internet. The prime symptom, which has occurred the entire time, is an inability to access the internet in normal mode; I can do so in Safe Mode.Here's the HijackThis log. Please help me.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 5:56:01 PM, on 9/20/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program File... Read more

A:I've tried a lot of stuff, with no success

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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First, I would like to thank everyone for helping. You guys were great I didn't think I would get this many replies being that everyone is so far ahead of me, but I'm glad you guys took the time to help.


A:I burned my CD with SUCCESS

I am glad to have been able to help. I have received so much help at this site it is good to be able to give back. Great to hear you got your cd burnt succesfully.

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Have you got a crappy old netbook that you can't even give away?
Install Windows 10 and give it some love!

What you'll need:
A cold room.
A powerful desk fan.

My Acer netbook has 1GB of DDR2 memory.
A 32 bit Intel Atom processor running at a blazing 1.60 GHz.
120 GB HDD.

The netbook originally came with XP pre-installed just when the last of the dinosaurs died out.
I since bought Windows 7 Starter for it, but that was pretty slow.

First, I downloaded the Windows 10 (32 bit version) from Microsoft onto my main PC.
I then unpacked the ISO onto a flash drive.

To make the installation go as smoothly as possible I formatted the drive and re-installed Windows 7 Starter.
(..and made sure it was activated.)
I then upgraded that to Windows 10 Home (keeping my existing files and settings.)
(..and made sure it was activated.)
I then formatted the drive and made a clean install of Windows 10.
(..and made sure it was activated.)

This all took several hours and the install process was very slow.
But I didn't encounter any errors or hitches of any kind!

I added the Chrome browser and made lots of various tweaks and fixes....
Disabling superfluous Windows services.
Optimizing Windows for best performance.
Disabling and/or uninstalling Cortana and all the other apps that come with Windows 10.
Disabling Hibernation.
Removed ALL the tiles from the start menu and resized it.
...and many many more!

Then I attached a second monitor.
I Stared with wonder and awe for a few minutes ... Read more

A:10 on a Netbook? SUCCESS!

If you manage to get Chrome to run well on that awesome machine, anything is possible for you.

If Chrome's performance is not good, I recommend downloading the Atom-optimized version of Pale Moon (Firefox based web browser with old look!). It's designed for slow computers and netbooks with Atom processors or old Intels/AMDs. It supposedly uses less battery than Firefox and Chrome, too.

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Hello All! I am getting ready to purchase Windows 7.  I just don't want to waste my money.I have a z61m Thinkpad... has anyone had complete success upgrading all driver and systems so as to be able to smoothly run Windows 7?Is it safe to get in the water?  Thanksmm

A:Windows 7 success

Z61m is a powerful enough (and then some) machine to run W7 with no issues.Whether you're going to like the experience is a whole different ballgame. I suggest downloading a 90-day trial from the MS site and "getting the feel" for what you're up against.My $0.02 only...

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Is Facebook a victim of their success?

I?m reading more and more that people?s account?s are been disabled and apparently without real reason. Lately I received mails from my friends that their friends where blocked for further use of their accounts on facebook, people I know for sure they never would break any rules or regulations opposed by facebook.
This morning I noticed they disabled my account to!! @ 8.40 Belgian time (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris my account was still working perfectly, but when I arrived at work at round 9.00 I noticed my account was disabled without any warning or message whatsoever.
I even applied this morning for a beta test for Mafia Wars this morning and they even notified me that I would receive a mail about that.

I do think my account was disabled by mistake. Or am I and others a victim of lately spread abuse by other people?I would like to refer to Hackers launch phishing attack on Facebook users - Neowin Forums

For months if been collecting, adding people to my friends list. I put a lot of energy and effort adding these people from all over the world, business as well as social contacts. One of the big problems I do have now is that all my work is lost, I can?t even look at my company pages anymore, we have 2 business pages on facebook I do have contact on a daily basses exchanging lots of good info, fun, and knowledge.
It would not seem to be fair if they would be deleted my account without any reason, polit... Read more

A:Is Facebook a victim of their success?

Yes they have fallen due to success. Just like any other online group. Just take a look at the past. All sites that get big quick have these problems, MySpace, Facebook, Ebay and even Yahoo(at one time). There are tons of factors for the fall sometimes its just someone in the company hitting the panic button and killing things that shouldn't be. I know here in the U.S. things get really out of hand on these sites when the media starts banging their drum about them and how things "can" happen and once word gets out how to do it every little I'm-a-hacker and leet-wanna-be jumps on the wagen making it hard for regular users like you and me.
I would send the admins an email stating you want a reason why you account was disabled and see what you get.

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While waiting for a response to my apparent Blaster type worm/virus that was shutting down my XP either on login or 30 minutes after login. A window would pop up and say error c /windows/system32/services.exe error 1073740972 or 1073741819 and was shutting down in 60 sec save all blah blah initiated by windows/NT authority.

I was able to isolate the apparent Trojan/worm/virus with the help of a program called "Get Service" that recorded, with notepad, all services that were in operation at startup. With that info I was able to isolated two services, with the help of google searches, were infections. One contained lsass.exe and the other contained msxsltsso.dll. These two files are related to the Artemis! Trojan and the CoreFlood Trojan also known as Virtuemonde???

I used many scans with many different programs (Microsofts malicious tool, stopZilla, malewarebytes, Norton, mcaffee and on and on. I experimented in safe mode and regular start and was thwarted on every attempt until I found a program called Stinger from Mcaffee. I was able to download it to a thumb drive from another computer and load it in safe mode on my infected computer and the program found and deleted the Coreflood and Artemis virus and eliminated my problem and I am typing from the formally infected machine.

After cleansing in Safe mode I ran the Stinger in regular boot mode and it found the Artemis!Trojan in my RKILL program that is used to deactivate viruses at startup. (Inte... Read more

A:Trial and Error Success


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I have found my WinXP CD while cleaning out my office. My last installation of it became corrupt, then I could not find it to reinstall it, so I went back to 98.

Now I want to reinstall XP, but I have been using 98 for over 3 months now and have many valuable files on my HDD. How do I install XP without it formatting my HDD?

A:Success!!!!!!!!!! Now one quick question

Can I seriously encourage you to backup all those "many valuable files" before you start?

Having done that, there will be no need to keep the old OS, and a clean install would be possible.

The HDD should only be used as a temporary store for valuable data. The failure rate for HDD is actually quite high. New ones now only have a 12 month warranty as standard, they are now almost a "disposable item".

It depends what version of your XP CD is, if it will do an "upgrade" from 98. If so, it *should* keep the data, but you must back it up first. Upgrading is not as stable long term as a clean install.

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I have a 6-core PC with 4 GB RAM and I think Radeon 6300, SSD HDD 6GB/s so not exactly a high-end but enough to run videos and movies smoothly. I have WIN 7 ultimate.

Regardless of how many firefox windows do I have open, regardless of tasks running, sometimes the videos are choppy no matter what, sometimes they are not.
It happens also straight after start/restart of my PC, I run a movie, and it is choppy. I restart again, and then it is usually smooth.

I am desperate, I tried reinstalling drivers, DirectX, I tried reinstalling windows, nothing helps.

A:choppy videos (sometimes) - tried everything with no success

What's the resolution of the videos you are watching that are choppy? Perhaps your PC just isn't up to 1080p or whatever the resolution is.
Have you tried to resize the video to something smaller like 480p and try that? What were the results? Try Freemake video convertor. It's free.
What's running in the background at the time the videos are choppy? Is it your automatic full system virus scan? Windows update? Something else hogging disk throughput?
What program are you using to view the videos? Is it a browser and flash? Which browser and version?


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Hello I have had an issue with my yahoo searches being re directed to a site called added success. This started about 2-3 days ago. I have also noticed that its running slower and 2 programs whose names it will not tell me are hanging the computer up on shutdowns.
I am attaching a hijackthis log
If anyone can help I would appreciate it, this is driving me nuts
Thank you in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:57:33 AM, on 4/15/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Garmin\Lifetime Updater\GarminLifetime.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinSetup.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = Yahoo!
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = iGoogle Redirect
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A:Added Success Redirect

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
Click Exit.
Please post the contents of that log, aswMBR.txt, in your next reply.
There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right-click that file and select Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your ne... Read more

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Hi, I have tried to get rid of

By now I think I have succeded, but I lost my Internet access in the process.

My local network works just fine.

Please help.

A:Removing with limited success

Searching the forums while hoping for a quick reply, I stumpled on

I downloaded it and it fixed my connection.

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I'm new to this site but I wanted to share that after hearing and reading so many horror stories I finally decided to go for it and upgrade form XP to Vista. Call it blind luck but so far so good and I'm up and going I did upgrade my RAM to (2) 1G modules and also am using the (2) 256mb modules as well. It does appear that the hard drive is always busy but I have found that it is due to the daily Windows update each time I wake the my machine. How many updates does one machine need ? Is there a way to schedule the update schedule ?

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A:Success Story with XP Upgrade

Originally Posted by rossej


I'm new to this site but I wanted to share that after hearing and reading so many horror stories I finally decided to go for it and upgrade form XP to Vista. Call it blind luck but so far so good and I'm up and going I did upgrade my RAM to (2) 1G modules and also am using the (2) 256mb modules as well. It does appear that the hard drive is always busy but I have found that it is due to the daily Windows update each time I wake the my machine. How many updates does one machine need ? Is there a way to schedule the update schedule ?

All For Now

Welcome to the forums, RosseJ.

The hard-disk activity you noticed will subside over time. It is initially the Search Indexer doing it's job, and likely also the Disk Defragmenter. To make the indexer complete it job quicker, I suggest the following:
Click the Start orbClick "Control Panel"Click "System and Maintenance"Click "Indexing Options"Click "Modify"Click "Show all locations" (you will need to respond to UAC)Under "Change selected locations", add check marks to the hard disk locations you wish to have indexed, or remove the check marks to those you don't want indexed. I like to have ALL my drives selected.Click "OK"The top of the "Indexing Options" window will indicate the progress of the indexing. When done, it will show "Indexing Complete". I usually leave my computer on ... Read more

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Thank you everyone for your help. I check out some links & got the laptop on-line & working & even set up the security for the router.

Great site! Thanks for all your help!!

A:SUCCESS - Laptop On-line!!


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 hijackthis.log   13.87KB

Hey - I've got tons of BHO's that refer to missing files, that I'm trying to remove with no success. I was hoping somebody would be able to help me nab 'em. Logfile attached.



A:(HijackThis Log) Trying to remove some BHO's with no success

Hi,What BHO's are you referring to?There is no indication of any problems at all in your HJT logAre there symptoms that you are experiencing that warrants a deeper investigation of are you looking at the 023 lines that HJT indicate (file missing)?You are running Windows7 64bit operating system, HJT is not designed for that OS and can't read those files.Post a DDS log and run aswMBR if you are having problemsPlease download DDS from either of these linksLINK 1 LINK 2and save it to your desktop.Disable any script blocking protection Double click dds.pif to run the tool. When done, two DDS.txt's will open. Save both reports to your desktop.---------------------------------------------------Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt. NEXTDownload aswMBR.exe ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe to run itClick the "Scan" button to start scanOn completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post the log in your next reply

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Thank You Garmanma,

I wish to express my deep appreciation to you for helping me to locate and download a great Spyware Removal Tool!

I know a lot of people come in these rooms with a lot of diff problems and generous guys like you help them out and may never hear any thanks for your efforts, BUT I am expressing my deep appreciation for your help. I thank God there are geeks like you who love this stuff and problem solving and all to help out us technically challenged PC users.

I downloaded the software exactly like you said and it did exactly what it was supposed to do without a hitch or glitch. It was the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware software that you suggested.

You asked for the log results so here they are:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2839
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

2009-09-21 8:36:47 PM
mbam-log-2009-09-21 (20-36-47).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 104933
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 21 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 5
Registry Data Items Infected: 14
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 7

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{2b96d5cc-c5b5-49a5-a69d-cc0a30f9028c} (Adware.Minibug) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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A:Spyware Removal Success

Update mbam and run a FULL scanPlease post the results---------------------------Then runATFPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".------------------------------------SAS, may take a long time to scanPlease download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your deskt... Read more

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Hi all...

I'm a rookie to this, so apologies if I am in the wrong place. I've spent four days trying to stop the popups from hitting IE. I tried AdAware, SpyDoctor, Panda, Kaspersky, Yahoo's CA, and Rootkill Revealer, nothing worked! Finally, my engineer buddy recommended this ComboFix tutorial. I followed the instructions to the word, and things seem to be normal again, although I'm not tech enough to know what ComboFix did.

So, two questions please:

(1) the tutorial recommended I have the BC experts look at the ComboFix log, should I do that? And, should I delete ComboFix now that it's done it's duty (I read that somewhere since it's constantly updated).

(2) I wiped out all my protection per the instructions, now what should I install to keep me safe going forward? Seems that the quality of programs can change over time?

Many thanks,


A:Combofix Success (i Pray), Now What?

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.Further, ComboFix logs are not permitted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. Do not remove CF at this time. If you want someone to review your CF log, please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 9 there are instructions for downloading the HijackThis Installer and creating a log. This is an automatic setup version which will install the program in the proper location.When you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day. Start a new topic, give it a relevant title... Read more

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*Quick tip - Want to stop being redirected to a rouge antispyware site in IE after getting infected?Open internet explorer>tools>Internet options>Programs tab>Manage add-ons>Disable any unrecognized B.H.O's(browser helper oblects),active x or toolbars Let me first begin by saying thank you to bleepingcopmputer for having such a great site for computer tips and help. You all are doing a great job!I recently had a virtumundo infection. Ran vundofix to no avail,but virtumondobegone worked like a charm!!! Everything seems to be working fine now,but I have be unable to update java. Is this because of vundo? Do you suggest uninstall/reinstall of java? Is the virus all gone?Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exeC:&#... Read more

A:Virtumundo,a Possible Success Story

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, please be sure you have read and followed the Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log, Instructions for receiving help in cleaning your computer advice given is taken at your own risk.I apologise for the wait, there are just more logs that the volunteers can get to as fast as they would like. If your issues is not resolved, post a new HJT log using Add Reply and I will take a look. If I do not hear from you in a couple of days, I will assume you no longer need help and close the topic.Please post a complete HJT log, do not cut off the header. While in Notepad, choose Edit then Select All. Copy/paste the highlited information and mention any symptoms of malware you are having.Thanks for your patience.pskelleyBleepingComputer

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Chain of events:Symptoms:-Browser issues--Chrome wouldn't load pages, Firefox and IE would redirect to various sites.-Various programs would not launch, or would begin to launch and have fatal error.Dowloaded and ran the following (not necessarily in this order):SUPERAntiSpywareAd-AwareSpybotSDMalwarebytes' Anti-MalwareRegained browser and program functionality temporarily. Virus must have reinstalled.Ran ComboFix.Subsequently found this site and discovered TDSS exhibited behavior exactly like what I was experiencing.Downloaded tdsskiller and ran it. It didn't find any instances of TDSS.Twice while browsing this site, Chrome has locked up, so I shut it down and when I try to restart Chrome, the entire system reboots!Also, in preparation, I tried to run Defogger, but Daemon tools still seems to be running.I did run dds and have the two logs it produced. ("Attach" file is attached)I TRIED to run gmer, but it has an error shortly after startup while beginning its scan and quits*.*Edited to add that I did have success in running gmer and I do have a log, but it's larger than what I can upload as an attachment.I'm not entirely convinced this machine is clean!Thank you in advance.DDS Log results:============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:TDSS Removal success?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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OK, have gt some malware on my computer. It open new IE windows offering different anti-spyware software and fre scans etc. It is not always the same program, malware alarm is the most commonly re-occuring. I have carried out all suggested actions including spybot S&D, panda active scan etc. I believe that the program is re-installing itself every time i boot up. spybot is constantly blocking a registry change every time i boot but i cant find what is responsible for this. Please help!!P.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 22:38:13, on 02/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Inventel\Gateway\wlancfg.exeC:\Program Files\Common ... Read more

A:Help. Pop Ups Galore And No Success In Removing Them!

Hello P..,Welcome to Bleeping Computer I notice that you have Spybot's TeaTimer running. While this is normally a wonderful tool to protect against hijackers, it can also interfere with the fixes. So please disable TeaTimer by doing the following:1) Run Spybot-S&D2) Go to the Mode menu, and make sure "Advanced Mode" is selected3) On the left hand side, choose Tools -> Resident4) Uncheck "Resident TeaTimer" and OK any promptsYou can reenable TeaTimer once your system is clean.1. Download this file - combofix.exe Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.3. When finished, it will produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply please, along with a new HijackThis log.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall.Thanks,tea

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I belong to several CBS Sportsline fantasy sports teams. They have a program, that will give you instant scoring. About 2 months ago, (maybe longer) CBS did some sort of update to the site. Every since then, Mozilla Firefox will no longer operate on the site. I keep getting Error logs (which I will post) and today found some other information that might be of help.

The weird thing is, IE still works fine on the site. It is just Mozilla, that no longer works. I have contacted CBS, and Mozilla along with Adobe, as CBS assures me it has something to do with my flash player. I have deleted and updated every thing that Adobe has to offer. Mozilla has yet to respond to my many queries.

I Know, that in the larger scheme of things, since I can use IE to access this site, I should just be happy and go merrily along. I have tried to do this, but now that I use IE, every time I try to access my Yahoo Email or Instant messenger, IE Tries to hijack it and take me either to outlook or some other place I do not wish to go. I had GTalk and GMail, at one time, but I deleted them as no one I knew used the,. I have never accessed Outlook.

Anyway, here is the report I get from the error console when ever I try and access CBS Sportsline:
Warning: Error in parsing value for property 'background-repeat'. Declaration dropped.
Source File:
Line: 36
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A:I have been trying to resolve this for months, with no success

Maybe they made a change to use a non standard Microsoft feature. Try the IE Tab Add-on for Firefox:

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Hi Grinler

I am new in this forum and I am really frustrated after two days of fighting with spylocked. My husband caught the virus/trojan on his computer and usually I can call myself as being able to get rid of any virus. But not this one.

and also the suggestion that I have followed on bleepingcomputer did not help. Result? None of the files that should appear under windows\system32 as followed under step 6 in the manual removal do exist. None of the entries described under step 15 do exist. And running the clean safe mode I get the message "Cannot import cleanup.reg Error accessing the registry.

I have followed many instructions. The last one under which recommended to download firefox. Did it all. Ran Smitrem. Got stopped. This time the message said "Cannot access Smitfraud.reg. Used SmitFraudFix, no success. Got stopped as it cannot import cleanupreg.

AVG Anti spyware was already existing on the computer. Plus AVG Free Edition. Avast, AdAware... all the newest versions. Nothing could stop or help to remove the virus. The change to firefox did not help, as recommended on None of the logfiles that I should be able to delete do exist. And actually even starts up in safe mode. It's the first thing that comes up.
And a friend of mine, a computer specialst even got the same virus, by just looking up links in relation to this virus. We all were well protected and we can't get... Read more

A:Spylocked Remove No Success

Hi Grinler
I have never done a hijackthis logfile, but I followed the instructions given and hope, that I did do the right thing. I also attached the hijackthis file you asked for.

Thank you for all your help and I hope, that the computer will run soon again without a virus.

I also wonder, why the webpage of is still able to sell fake spyware. I believe that website and many others should be shut down somehow as they cause nothing else but problems.


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... cliking 'Restart' and system configures updates, shuts down, starts back up, starts to apply updates to 100% and then I get "Failure Configuring Windows Update reverting ...". Eventually the machine comes to life. I go to view the update history and all are listed as 'Failed'. I am cluesless, this has NEVER happened to me before.


A:All Updates D/L & Install Success! However ...

I don't know a lot about Windows 7 updates but I do have a question.
How much free space do you have on partition "C"?

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I am planning to buy a whole new computer system with Vista Home Premium for my personal use at home. I do not plan to use my current/old XP programs; e.g., I will also buy Office 2007 for Home and Student. There are a couple of exceptions, like my Canon S3IS Camera download software. I am hoping this will mean I will have a minimum of the 'Vista difficulties' that I read about. I am also hoping that I don't have to mess with 'Compatibility Modes', etc. To give myself the best chance of making this work, I plan to buy at least 2GB of RAM, and one of the better hardware setups (Intel E6420 processor, ATI Radeon X1300 video card on a Dell XPS 410 'Media Guru' desktop); also lots of hard drive space, etc. One of my summer projects will be to convert old VHS tapes to DVD using this system. What am I missing: do you think, in spite of this, I will have a laundry list of Vista woes as I have been reading about? Thanks.

p.s. I have made the same post on some other forums.

A:Best Chance For Vista Success?

best chance for Vista success - use this method:

sorry i couldnt resist
ps - nah - you shouldnt have too many problems with that setup - most all of my xp apps run on vista w/o using compat. mode

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I'm trying to install a driver for the Behringer x32 X-USB card on my Windows 10 desktop computer. When I right click the installer file and Run As Administrator I see momentarily that it says Extracting to about 80% and then nothing further happens, the installer doesn't open.
The file isn't corrupted as I can open the same file on another Windows 10 computer and the Installer opens normally. I haven't proceeded with the install as I don't need the driver on that computer.
I have disabled the Firewall. What other obstacles would be preventing me from opening this installer?
Thanks anyone.

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Here are my specs:

AMD Phenom II x6 1090 T
NVIDIA QUADRO FX 580 vid card
16GB DDR3 Ram
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Drives: All SATA internal

1 physical drive dedicated to OS

4 physical drives (2 for storage and 2 for backup)
All are Seagate 1.5TB SATA internal drives

1 DVD Rom

I'm trying to set up the RAID 1 configuration for the 4 big data drives. I work on graphics editing and the optimal setup for me is to run my audio from 1 physical drive and my video from a separate physical drive. I would like to have a backup of each after having some rough experiences with data loss and storage is definitely cheap enough for me to avoid that.

I've gotten all 4 drives to show up in explorer as regular IDE drives. However when I configure them as 2 logical drives under the RAID settings they no longer show up in explorer. Nor do they show up under "disk management".

Is there anyone with some really good RAID configuration exp that can walk me through this? I'm relatively new to the RAID stuff but I can get around the rest of it ok.

Remember this is a brand new build if that has any bearing.

Thanks in advance.


A:No success with RAID 1 - New Build

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I am planning to buy a whole new computer system with Vista Home Premium for my personal use at home. I do not plan to use my current/old XP programs; e.g., I will also buy Office 2007 for Home and Student. There are a couple of exceptions, like my Canon S3IS Camera download software. I am hoping this will mean I will have a minimum of the 'Vista difficulties' that I read about. I am also hoping that I don't have to mess with 'Compatibility Modes', etc. To give myself the best chance of making this work, I plan to buy at least 2GB of RAM, and one of the better hardware setups (Intel E6420 processor, ATI Radeon X1300 video card on a Dell XPS 410 'Media Guru' desktop); also lots of hard drive space, etc. One of my summer projects will be to convert old VHS tapes to DVD using this system. What am I missing: do you think, in spite of this, I will have a laundry list of Vista woes as I have been reading about? Thanks.

A:Best Chance For Vista Success?

I have some advice, for what it's worth.

First, if you have any "hand's on" skills at all, I would recommend building a computer not buying pre-built. You are from Texas (also) and so I would expect you could do this first thing in the morning, and have it finished by breakfast.

Second, I happen to have some experience with the whole "convert VHS to DVD" thing. If you have some kind of "video library" of commercial movies (like your collection of every movie Elvis ever did, and every episode of "Bonanza") and have hopes of converting them to DVD, you should be aware that the quality of your "homemade" DVD's are going to be SIGNIFICANTLY less then what you would get if you just purchased them on DVD, PLUS the time involved in doing the conversion would more than justify buying them instead.

However, if you are planning on converting "homemade" VHS video (like that one of the time your wife broke that ornery mustang "Lighting Bolt" in the corral in your back-yard) then you will need to buy special hardware for accepting the output of a VHS player, as well as software for converting the data and burning.

I asked this question in a thread in the hardware section, if you can find it. NewEgg sells the hardware and if I remember the price is between $50.00 & $100.00.

Unless your collection of homemade bronc-bustin' video is extensive, it might be more cost-effective to take the video to a pro... Read more

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I suppose I ought to cross my fingers, touch wood, etc., but I've not had problems with my Vista system and this morning I purchased an "Elements" external 320g hard-drive, which the computer accepted immediately. After downloading "Acronis TrueImage" I cloned my original drive to the external one, again with no problems.


A:Vista Success Story :)

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I've decided after much delay that I am going to build a dual athlon system next, since I won't be buying an opteron/A64FX system for at least a year or so.

However, I will be only doing so if I can do this reliably and with good performance using Athlon XPs, perhaps bartons. I do not want to spend the extra money on MP processors.

I know some of you here have sucessfully used athlon XPs in SMP configurations. So... if you have, please, post what CPUs you used, what motherboard you used, what type/brand of RAM you used, and your relative satisfaction level / any difficulties / incompatibilities you may have encountered.

So far, I'm looking at the following:

* Tyan Tiger MPX (I actually would like a dual socket a board that supports 166/200mhz FSB if possible)

* Dual 2200+/2400+ (If 133mhz FSB... I can always pin mod these)

* Dual 2600+ Barton (If 166mhz FSB and board supports barton... I can get a good deal on these)

* 1024mb PC2100/2700/3200 (Whatever the board will support)

Anyways... please post your success/horror stories with dual athlon XPs here.

A:Athlon XP and SMP - Success Stories ?

why dont you try and tell us all if it works? <g>

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Greets - Love this website BTWSomehow the user32 file was removed and windows won't boot. I have been trying to use the windows recovery console to get the file back into place. Unfortunately for me the commands I'm using dont' jive in the console. Hopefully it's just me doing something incorrect. I have the disk installed and have completed the admin pw etc. These are the directions I'm trying to complete:When you see the Welcome To Windows screen, press r to use the Recovery Console. In the instructions below, drivername is the name of the file listed in the error message. (After each command, press ENTER.)Type in your login information. Then, at the command prompt, type:cd windows\system32\driversThen, type:ren drivername.sys drivername.bakFinally, type:copy cd-rom:\i386 drivernameWhen I command prompt C:\WINDOWS I type "cd windows - etc" I get a response that the system cannot find the filer or directory specified?I have also tried microsofts fixes with similar results. Can someone help me? Hopefully this is easy and certainly I will follow directions exactly and hopefully clarify questions. Best Regardsblenny

A:Need to replace user32.dll - no success - can you help?

Hi .

What is the link for these directions, please?


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I have custom Error Routines and Set Warnings to False. When you Successfully update/append records is there a way to capture the number of records that updated? As it is now I just report 'Success' if no error is returned.

A:MS Access Success Message

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I'm very pleased to anouce that I've managed to save $100's!!! I went out a purchased a ThermalTake Volcano 11+ for $45.00. Cause I was starting to think of doing some hardcore overclocking with my AMD Athlon XP 2100+ which I purchased at 1.73ghz. It did what I wanted it to do. But now that I'm getting more highly graphical games and I'm starting to increase resolution and textures. I decided to purchase a new CPU, But then I discovered it would cost too much. So I decided to do one thing I told my self I would never do. Overclock! Cause I know the dangers and advantages. So I clocked up my FSB from 133mhz to 182mhz. Which is my limit with this CPU. Then I also increased the voltage to 1.775V. In result I managed to receive a heck of a boost. It now beats my parent's Dell P4 2.4ghz anyday! It's current clock is at 2370mhz and in result I also gave my DDR PC-3200 an extra boost. Although I have no cooling for them I decided it's the best thing to do, so now it's clock went from 400mhz to 438mhz and is running fine. I also clocked my AGP Video card from 66 to 70. Not a big boost but if you managed to pull off what I have accomplished safely then you got alot of power!

My current status is stable running my CPU around 35C-38C and my motherboard about 31C-33C this is very good considering how much I've increased everything. I am very pleased with my results! So get out there and start clocking!

A:Overclocked CPU Success Story!

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My pc runs fine...most of the time. My problem starts when i reboot my pc it freezes at the windows screen....and it freezes and it freezes and so on. After about the 4th or 5th boot my log in screen appears. Now i know this is not normal. i also get error 0164 memory size error at post, which only showed up after i upgraded my video card. Any help or comments would be muchly appreciated. Thanks in advance


A:Reboot 3 or 4 times before success

This MAY help.

You should be doing the following manually, on a regular bases, as a OS Maintenance Plan:From the Command Prompt, run CHKDSK C: /F (will require reboot)
Defrag/Optimize your hard drives (suggest a better utility than Win Defrag, see below)
Run Disk Cleanup in System Tools (do not clean compressed files)
Use [Delete files] in Internet Options between runs of Disk Cleanup
Remove unnecessary backup files (see below, JAVA & Win Updates)
Run a good, safe, Registry Cleanup tool (see below)
JAVA: If you are using Sun's JAVA (and you should), when they install updates, they ADD them. They do not replace older versions of JAVA. These can take up much hard drive space. You should only keep the latest version and use Add/Remove Programs to uninstall all older versions. Example, have JAVA 6 installed, remove JAVA 5.

Win Updates: When Windows installs updates, it makes backups of the changed files so you can uninstall them via Add/Remove Programs. These backup files also take up much hard drive space.

If an Update has been installed AND working without a problem, you will unlikely uninstall it. So the backup file is no longer needed. You need to remove the backup file, AND the entry in Add/Remove Programs, but leave the Update Logs so Win Updates always sees them as installed.

One safe way I recommend is using the Update Cleanup (shareware). See the screen shot on their page. Very easy and safe to use. Worth the cost. I use it at home and work. I just kee... Read more

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I'm about to install a new HDD into my laptop, (HP NX6110). Will it just be a simple case of banging in the HP supplied Win XP recovery CD to install XP?
Or are there other things i must take into account?

I read somewhere that i need to do something about BIOS?

I've never done this before so am quite lost!
Could really do with a step by step guide if anyone knows of a link?

Thank you all.

A:New HDD + XP recovery disc = success???

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Hey folks, remember me? Dual Harddrive (won't recognized Primary slave) I'm the one that feels he has to tell a story in order to get a point across.

I'll give it to you quick, and further down, I'll give you all the useful (useless?) information.

(short version): Lite-On CD-RW no worky: I put a CD (music or data, doesn't make a difference) in it. Light blinks and I can hear the disk spin. But like the Energizer bunny, it keeps going and going and going, and the light just keeps blinking. Even if I press the eject button, it keeps going. If I try to access it, I get a window saying retry or cancel (or quit). The only way I get the CD back out is doing a Windows restart press the eject button during the reboot.

Does this sound like a bad CD-RW? I can buy a new one, or maybe a new DVD-RW as they're not too expensive. I just don't want to buy one if that's not the problem.

What I tried so far:
- Made sure the IDE cable was connected properly
- Re-Seated the IDE cable just to be sure
- Tried as slave and master on secondary IDE
- Made sure the jumper is in proper position (CS)
- Removed it from Device Manager and let Windows reinstall

Now you ask, "How did he get to here?" (Here's the long version)
I had been having problems with my CD-RW for quite a while. It worked great when I first installed it, but it wasn't real long after that the problems started. CMOS recognized it. Windows 98SE had no p... Read more

A:Harddrive success... Now CD-RW no worky!

Although I am sure there are capable forum-members around that might help you solve your problem, there is another forum on another website that is exclusively devoted to all things CD/CD-R/CD-RW

As to your CD-RW, set its jumper back to MASTER and attach it to the very end of your secondary ID-cable. CS (CableSelect) quite often confuses the issue.
In BIOS try either: no device on ID2/master or automatic on ID2/master or CD-Rom on ID2/master, depending on your BIOS-options.

By the way, what is your exact type of LiteOn CD-RW?

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Please share you experiences with Security Essentials protecting the computer from viruses, malware, etc. Is this adequate for protection?
What about the approach of using a virtual machine window when surfing the net for extra protection? Any information would be appreciated...

A:MS Security Essentials Success

i got my first system error after installing MSE, it took 15 minutes to update 1.5 hours to scan my 2TP system. uninstalled and using Avira free personal edition working like charm!

not really impressed with MSE,, there are far better free anti virus out there!

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I understand that the failure audit is caused by enabling the welcome screen in windows, but what i cant understand is the successful log on audit that follows it Logon Type:5, can anyone explain that to me? why type 5???

below is my log:

Event Type: Failure Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 529
Date: 10/23/2008
Time: 8:31:34 AM
Computer: ~~~~~~~
Logon Failure:
Reason: Unknown user name or bad password
User Name: ~~~~~~~~
Domain: Z-6XXXX4XX4
Logon Type: 2
Logon Process: Advapi
Authentication Package: Negotiate
Workstation Name: ~~~~~

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

Event Type: Success Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 528
Date: 10/23/2008
Time: 8:31:51 AM
Computer: ~~~~~~~
Successful Logon:
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E5)
Logon Type: 5
Logon Process: Advapi
Authentication Package: Negotiate
Workstation Name:
Logon GUID: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Well the log on failure TYPE 2 as posted above just came out twice, but the TYPE 5 listed 8 times in a span of 1 minute when log in.

when i google advapi it came out as being a malware / trojan / virus.

can you read that and explain to me in simple english?

A:log on audit success and failure

There's a little bit of this document which explains advapi:

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Dell Windows 8.1 System
Ran multiple removal tools, most found infections and removed.  All showing clean now, however in IE or Chrome each time I attempt to click links new popup tabs open.

I've confirmed no extensions in Chrome and completely reset IE.   I installed FireFox and had similar issues.  Safari is the only browser NOT affected by whatever is going on here (of course!).
Attached are the Farbar scan files I see requested all the time.
Thank for any help!

A:Stuck, tried most tools without success

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 03-12-2014
Ran by Travis (administrator) on OWNER on 04-12-2014 17:00:54
Running from C:\Users\Travis\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\U8FUB6EB
Loaded Profiles: Travis & LogMeInRemoteUser (Available profiles: Travis & LogMeInRemoteUser)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\AERTSr64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Windows ® Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\Cli... Read more

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Hi, I have this Chromebook and the charger is missing. I bought a replacement 5.25V x 3A micro-USB charger for this unit but it doesn't fit. I have exhausted all search avenues using the details given below in the product label. I am completely stumped. The HP SKU, nor UPN is findable on your site and they don't give me many leads on the web. I have checked the specs and cannot find any definitive information on the port connector type. Micro-USB doesn't fit. It appears it might be USB-C but that doesn't seem correct either because that seems to be a newer type of connector that would be unlikely on an older product like this. What is the standard connector type name for this product? Is there a part number or spec for the charger product? I'd appreciate any help - I'm completely stumped on this one! Regards Liam Caffrey  

A:Looking for a charger for Chromebook. No success.

Hi, Please try the following site in the UK: Regards.

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Hello.  I have several Inspiron N7110 laptops and all out of warranty.  One of them is having a booting problem.  When the computer is turned on it will go to the Dell Inspiron screen with the progress bar (F12 and F2 lower right), but will go no further and then immediately attempt to reboot again.  It tries to reboot endlessly with the same result.  There are no beeps.  The 3 lights on the upper right of the keyboard will turn on (white) in this sequence quickly 1--1off--2--2off--3--3off--2--2off--1stays on--2stays on--3stays on (now all 3 are on) and then they all quickly dim off to reboot again.  The only noise is a few quick clicks in the CD drive and the fan will work.  F12, F2, and F8 does not work.  I can't get to safe mode or anything else.  I put several discs in the CD drive including XP Professional setup and a rescue disk and nothing was recognized.  Thinking that it might be a static issue, I've unplugged the power, removed the battery and pressed the power key for 30 seconds and then reinserted the battery and tried again, but nothing happened.  There is nothing attached to the computer (printer, speakers, etc).  I hit all of the keys on the keyboard several times thinking something might be stuck.  I thought about removing the hard drive and making it function as an external drive or placing it in another laptop to see if it at least worked, but after watching a Dell video on how to ... Read more

A:Laptop tries to boot up over and over without success

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Can you check by connecting the system to an external monitor and check if you get any display?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Alright, went to upgrade my primary PC from Windows 8 to 8.1. Took forever! But went without a hitch! Well, not 100%. When I arrived at the desktop/start screen, the scroll wheel wasn't working on my mouse and my pinned taskbar icons weren't there. But I rebooted the system and now my PC is set up exactly like my Win8 except now it's Windows 8.1! Adobe software is working fine. Office 2010 is working fine.

Woohoo! (Now have to get my father's PC going ...)

A:8.1 upgrade success story!

Great to hear! My experience was just the same. Microsoft really did a good job with the upgrade this time.



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I have set up my two computers to do the PC to PC parallel cable transfer. It worked fine for several hours then the host computer crashed so I quit for the night. I tried again the next day and now I keep getting messages that the two computers cannot see one another. Does anyone know what I might try to get them to 'talk' again? Any help is greatly appreciated. Spik

A:PC to PC transfer problem after some success

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I was experiencing almost daily BSOD crashes. Having had excellent experiences with I followed the BSOD posting instructions and submitted my report:
The only answer I got was from zigzag3143
?Related to nusb3hub.sys USB 3.0 Hub Driver from NEC Electronics Corporation. Yours is from 2009. I would re-install the newest available driver.?
I was disappointed because while indeed this driver is dated 2009 a Windows "update driver" came back with "this driver is up to date".
So I decided to try to figure out on my own. I am a good user, but not an expert so I read a lot of the info/tutorials on the forum, downloaded windbg and opened the .dmp files at C:\Windows\Minidump.
To my surprise the first thing I noticed was the reference to nusb3hub.sys
I then did a google search and found out lots of BSOD stories related to nusb3hub.sys
It made sense for me that a USB driver might be the cause because the time stamp of all BSOD events was exactly the time when I was waking up the computer from sleep using mouse or keyboard, both of which are USB.
Took me some effort to find the right driver, but once I found and installed, BSOD crashes stopped and the computer is coming out of sleep mode without a hiccup.
So zigzag3143, I apologize for not believing your assessment right away, which was, in fact 100% correct. My hat is off to you!

A:BSOD success story

No worries and thank you. The only important thing is that you are working. I appreciate thinking users who question because we both learn from it.

Good Job and good luck

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Hello I am running an Windows XP Home Intel(R) Pentium(p) M 1.60 Ghz 1.99Gb of Ram
I am running Eset Smart Security Ran Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, CCleaner, Glary Utilities, Superantispyware and have Spywareblaster. The one I just downloaded was Superantispyware and it found 5 entries. I also set the options in System Properties under advanced and performance settings to give best performance. I also took off my desktop picture and have no background and other similar tweaks with no help. In addition I did all the known free antivirus scans like with Kapersky Panda and others no difference. I read to do Hijackthis scan so already did that and here it is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:43:23 PM, on 8/25/2012
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
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Good evening..i have just completed the combofix scan on my Openlabs Neko TSE. Which is my music workstation with a built in computer. Please can you review my log for further advice.? I really appreciate you for this. This workstation is the key to all my productions. I have been freaking out all night. Aloha!

A:completed combofix run

Hello,That request about NOT posting CF logs is primarily to keep people from running the program unsupervised.Please read this topic: which explains that reasoning further.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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Finally got my gaming rig built and in perfect working order. Took me a while figure out how to put my two HDD into raid 0. One of the tech support guys at EVGA helped me out and said that HDDs have a hard time going into raid array if they have never been used, which was the case. I just installed some stuff on my two HDDs and reformatted the partition and BOOM it stopped giving me errors, LOL. Anywho here is the finished build:

Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Silent Gaming Tower
EVGA 750i FTW Motherboard
Intel E8400 Wolfdale Processor
Xigmatek HDT-D1284 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
MX-2 Thermal Compound
2x2GB OCZ DDR2 1066 5-5-5 18
2xEVGA 8800GTS in SLI
3xSeagate 7200.11 (2 in Raid 0, 1 backup)
Corsair 750TX Power Supply
Samsung DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe SATA
4 Scythe KAZE 120mm case fans (1 intake, 3 exhaust)
1 Stock Exaust Fan on HDDs

When I looked at the Case for the first time I couldn't believe how big it was, plenty of room to work in. The Scythe fans sound like a tornado when I first turn on the computer but it gets quite once the bios and PSU start regulating them and you can't notice it when playing games or listening to music. I bought a generic filter for the intake fan and realized that it wasn't needed because the case already comes with filters that you just slide off and wash.

This was my first build ever and I must say I'm quite pleased with the results. The bios defaulted the memory at 800mhz 1.9v so I bump... Read more

A:First Gaming Rig Completed

Cool. Looks like a good build.

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Model HP 15 notebook PCProduct no. J8B82PA#ACJRam 4gbHard disk 1tb HDDProcessor Intel core i3 1.70 GHzWin does 8.1 64 bit

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Desktop machine.
Windows Vista Home Prem. 32b.

The computer shut itself down a few days ago while it was copying for files.
Then, it behaved abnormally after restart.
A back to the factory status recovery was performed, but it did not complete the task.
The last part of the recovery did not run.
The recovery disks, burned right after the purchase of the machine and used before, were used and they ended the same way.
The last part of the recovery did not run.

There are 3 partitions on the HDD.
Partition 0, 20GB. hidden, keeping the recovery OS.
Partition 1. 223GB. partition C.
Partition 2. 220GB. partition D.

If partition C is formatted, can recovery OS be installed on partition C ?


A:Recovery can not be completed.

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that desktop?

What's the part/product number and/or service tag number and/or serial number on it?

Which country do you live in?


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Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:05:14 PM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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 =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtutq.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run... Read more

A:Completed 2/5 steps - please look over this and tell me what to do


I needed you to go all the way through the steps. We prefer a more comprehensive set of logs to assist in detecting any malware that may be present. As noted in the final step (Step 5) of our sticky topic (Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log, download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer"... Read more

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I accidentally infected my computer with security toolbar 7.1. I have done the 5 steps and i did not get a log from that first scan but here is the log it gave me on the last one.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Alan Hickman on 2007-10-21 13:33:39
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
98: 2007-10-21 18:33:54 UTC - RP572 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
97: 2007-10-21 10:02:26 UTC - RP571 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
96: 2007-10-21 09:56:58 UTC - RP570 - Installed Windows Defender
95: 2007-10-21 09:24:44 UTC - RP569 - Restore Operation
94: 2007-10-20 09:03:00 UTC - RP568 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-08-01 05:41:11 UTC - RP475 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-10-21 13:35:50
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.ex... Read more

A:Completed five is the log.


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 16:26:28, on 08/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCPFW.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Pop3trap.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\David.DAVID-91YJAB3H3\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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Hi everyone!

Ive just completed my upgrade from an MSI 745 Ulta mobo and ATI Radeon 7000 series 64meg AGP x4 graphics card to an Abit NF7-S mobo and ATI Radeon 9550 AGP x8 256meg graphics card and I gotta say, boy what a difference.

Now I have to save up my pennies to get myself a better processor, I have an AMD Athlon XP Pro 2000 and was wondering what i should replace it with?

There's a fair ammount of choice out there so i was wondering if anyone has any recomendations?

A:Just completed an upgrade

Nice speed jump!
Upgrading always starts with budjet. If you are going to keep your Mb , then simply buy the best (fastest) CPU you can afford at the time.If you are saving pennies you will probably be able to get the quickest cpu your mb can handle.

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I did not get any replies so will try this again with updated info. Downloaded Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 October 2002 Update(EUU3) to computer but when tried to sync it to handheld got message: "Synchronization Cannot be Completed Successfully" and have not been able to sync since then. Same message and then disconnects. Have reinstalled Activesync twice..even going to older version. Have done disc cleanup and defrag. Have deleted recent programs including the EUU3. Also soft resert on handheld although problem developed in computer before could sync to there. There is no problem in connection of handheld with computer..just will not sync. Any help much appreciated as cannot download or sync any material to handheld(iPAQ3835) at all.
Thanks!!! John

A:Synchronization Cannot be Completed..

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Keep getting the same error over and over, tried many things (inclduing scf /scannow) but to no avail.

Here is the bit from the log:

1348769 (3424) - winsat\logging.cpp:0815: --- START 2011\10\30 17:15:04 ---
1348769 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4301: Command Line = "C:\Windows\system32\winsat.exe" formal -restart clean -cancelevent 8e00fb41-d1d6-4e88-8347-83b99be94b73
1348769 (3424) - winsat\processwinsaterror.cpp:0095: ERROR: tried to read resource strings, unknown exception occured
1348784 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4474: > IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE.
1348815 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4585: Watch dog system enabled
1348815 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4600: Main watch dog timer set to 600.0 seconds
1348878 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2505: > DWM not running.
1348878 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2470: > EMD service will be restored on exit.
1348893 (3424) - winsat\syspowertools.cpp:0983: > Read the active power scheme as '8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
1348893 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2793: > power policy saved.
1348909 (3424) - winsat\syspowertools.cpp:1015: > Set the active power scheme to 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
1348909 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2814: > power policy set to maximum.
1349736 (3424) - winsat\logging.cpp:1763: ERROR: pahse enter/leave imballance
1349736 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:0948: > IsOfficial=TRUE IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE RanOverTs=FALSE RanOnbatteries=FALSE
1349736 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:1775: ... Read more

A:WEI test cannot be completed

What language is your OS currently using, and what was originally installed on it? Is one of the two English?

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Avast seems to find a new malware every 20 min. I could not complete a panda activescan because the update would stall and hang at 19 %

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-05-30 21:04:04
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
102: 2008-05-31 01:04:12 UTC - RP583 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
101: 2008-05-30 21:19:31 UTC - RP582 - Restore Operation
100: 2008-05-30 21:12:31 UTC - RP581 - Restore Operation
99: 2008-05-30 21:09:59 UTC - RP580 - Restore Operation
98: 2008-05-30 21:07:03 UTC - RP579 - Restore Operation

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-03-02 21:51:33 UTC - RP482 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-30 2111
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Awar... Read more

A:I have completed the 5 steps!

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

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

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.
Do not do anything with this yet!

Reboot your system in Safe Mode.Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8 (dependent on your system this may be F5 or another key)
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

SDBot FixRight click the folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the ... Read more

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Deckard's System Scanner v20070804.61
Run by HP_Owner on 2007-08-05 at 16:46:07
Computer is in Normal Mode.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as HP_Owner.exe) --------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:37:16 PM, on 8/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1128887343\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Completed the 5 Steps

Please stay with this thread, and only post here for this problem. Do not start a new thread, otherwise it is too confusing...

Use Post Reply - left bottom corner. Thanks!!

Next, download ComboFix.exe

Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

Please post the ComboFix.txt, and a new HijackThis log in your reply.[/QUOTE]

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I have a couple of Word 7 files which can't be moved, deleted or renamed. Any attempt results in a message: This action cannot be completed as it is in use by another program. It is not in use by any program I am aware of. When I open the file, it says (Read Only) in the title bar but the properties dialogue boxes are not checked as read only. Of course, I can't save any changes to the file unless I go to 'save as' but that still leaves me with an undeletable/uneditable file. I am using Vista Ultimate. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:This action cannot be completed...

Unless you're particularly interested in the mechanics of why this might be happening, I'd suggest booting to safe mode (press the F8 key early during Windows startup) and moving or deleting the files from there. You probably won't have trouble deleting the files that way.

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Having successfully performed a 3 hour chkdsk by means of a downloaded microsoft program which did this automatically, the screen is left hanging and there is no option available to exit from it. I tried switching off and then on again but this just puts me back to the start of the chdsk routine which then completes again. So I'm stuck in a loop from which I can't escape !! What do you recommend ?

A:After chkdsk has completed

Hello ,

here is a shot in the dark

turn your system on & then back off

then un plug your system

them push your power button as if you wanted to start it and hold it for a count of 10

this will clear the compleat system of power and maybe reset way your system starts / you may want to reset the bios also by crossing the bios jumpers or just pulling the litheum battery from your mother board for at least 3 minutes

then try your system

you may be looking at wipeing the driver & reinstalling

have you tried to get into the recovery console useing the Windows XP cd ?

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Greetings,I was stupid and managed infect my PC with a boatload of trojans. After a lot of hours in this and other forums I think I am now close to being repaired. All the symptoms of infection appear to be gone and I see no trace of the old items in my registry.Some of the items I cleared:Downloader.Agent.eczTrackingCookie.Adbrite TrackingCookie.Esomniture TrackingCookie.Revsci VirtumondeTrojan-PWS.TanspyWin32:Agent-LAP [Trj]Win32:Delf-FLP [Trj]JS:Feebs familyWin32:Trojan-gen {Other}In researching the names of each item I found and removed, I downloaded and used the latest versions of all the tools listed below. In each case, the tool found and fixed at least 1 item that the other tools missed or could not fix:HijackThisStartupListSpybot Search and DestroyAVG Anti-SpywareSpyware DoctorAvast!AdAwareSmitfraudfixCombofixVundofixThe most insidious infection of the lot was the one that spoofed the Windows spyware detection message bubbles. I didn't fall for it because I did not recognize the software names or the URLs, but man, that was both clever and evil. I think a lot of folks would fall for that.Anyway, I'm down to the things that I don't recognize and can't find in a Google search. Pasted here, for your examination, are my logs from various tools.This post contains the HIJACKTHIS and STARTUP LIST logs. Other logs follow in related posts.Any assistance you can provide in identifying the anything out of place would be greatly appreciated.HIJACK THISLogfile of Trend Micro ... Read more

A:Looking For Confirmation Of Success In Malware Removal

COMBOFIX LOGComboFix 07-10-23.1 - Legolad_g 2007-10-22 19:32:44.1 - NTFSx86 MINIMALMicrosoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1568 [GMT -4:00]Running from: C:\SOFTWARE\APPs\regmechanic\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).E:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Live Safety Center.lnkE:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Online Security Guide.lnkE:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Favorites\Online Security Guide.lnkE:\Documents and Settings\Legolad_g\Application Data\inst.exeE:\Documents and Settings\Legolad_g\Desktop\Live Safety Center.lnkE:\Documents and Settings\Legolad_g\Desktop\Online Security Guide.lnkE:\Documents and Settings\Legolad_g\Favorites\Online Security Guide.lnkE:\WINDOWS\cookies.iniE:\WINDOWS\system32\ututv.bak1E:\WINDOWS\system32\ututv.bak2E:\WINDOWS\system32\ututv.iniE:\WINDOWS\system32\ututv.ini2E:\WINDOWS\system32\ututv.tmpE:\WINDOWS\system32\vwknqfex.dllE:\WINDOWS\system32\xefqnkwv.ini.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-09-24 to 2007-10-24 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2007-10-22 19:32 51,200 --a------ E:\WINDOWS\NirCmd.exe2007-10-2... Read more

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hi guys
just spent around 4-5 hours trying to fight rookit on my computer
have gone from the usuall tools(spyware doctor,mbam,io360, etc ) to the more aggresive stuff(combofix,rootrepeal,radix).
The usual tools report nothing is wrong, and soo does combofix. but when i use rootrepeal or radix my computer hangs , or the tool is hanging or im getting a bsod(have lost count .. im pretty sure im over 10 as about now .. )

im gonna attach my hjt logs, with a faint hope someone could help me out with this .. I could just restore from an Acronis backup i have .. which is about a month old .. but i wanna get that basterd really bad ...



A:HJT log, been fighting malware all day long..without much success

Hello superoeWelcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be checked by d... Read more

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ok, has anyone had any success upgrading their hdd to ssd in the  Inspiron 11 3147? 
Please reply :
1: yes or no
2: what ssd and size
3: what kind of procedure/software did you use to put  on drive
4: did you make any changes in bios to get it to run
5: if you did not have any success, what was the problem

A:Inspiron 11 3147 SSD upgrade : have you had success

2.kingston 240
3.Macrium reflect
4. changed boot option from uefi to local (MBR)
5. originally tried to use a crucial /256 using macrium reflect...image copied (saw data on drive) was not recognized as bootable (uefi or local )
a. after successful installation tried to clone crucial /256 from working Kingston...would not work
b. difference noted
1.the original drive had three connection sections ( two sata connections and one that looked like it could be where jumpers would be used  non-working crucial only had two sections while working Kingston had three just like the original drive.
I know my info is very generic and not very technical but I am up and running.
I replaced the 4g stick with an 8 gig stick also...waiting on wireless 802.1ac card to complete my upgrade.

Hope this helps.

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Finally got HD working and XP reinstalled. I have no idea how to connect to internet etc now. I don't know if I have wireless software etc or whether I've got to somehow load them etc. Can I transfer all this stuff from my old drive using the external enclosure kit? The kit includes a usb cord to attach to laptop.

A:Xp Install Success! How Do Transfer I Files Etc?

After installing XP, you'll need to install the drivers for your computer. If you don't have them, you can download them (from another computer) from the manufacturer's website. Once the drivers are installed, you should be able to connect to the web.

Then immediately visit Windows Update
Then immediately install anti-virus and anti-spyware protection and update them.

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Hello, I have a problem with Blitz Brigade that it doesn't start, when I press ''Play'', the error ''1-Success'', appears in the bottom of the screen...
Aprox. 1 year ago, I was playing Blitz Brigade, and it was going perfectly...Actually, I need you to fix this problem, and 1 more thing...: Could you restart my procedure in the game?
Believe me, I'm not ''baned'' or something like this.
Sorry for my newbie English, I live in Spain and I'm still learning...!
Thank you for your replies!
EDIT 1: Ok. Don't restart my procedure. It is already restarted. '-' .
EDIT 2: ...5 minutes ago I wanted to play Blitz Brigade, but, my old procedure appeared again...Please, restart it. ?_? .

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This is a long story but to get to the point of it quickly, I finally got rid of my link/Google/IE redirect problems using TDSS Killer. Now for the long version. I had been having this redirect problem for a couple of weeks and it eventually opened up multiple windows in IE8 which I promptly closed. One of those windows was actually a web page designed to look like a normal pop up with a button on the top right where you normally close it. It said it had scanned my system and recommended I click on the download button to download a new virus scanner but I chose to close it instead by clicking on the 'x'. It immediatetly started downloading the FakeAVSoft virus of which mine turned out to be the Protection Center. I won't go into details of what it did since those are already available on this site. It was nasty but it lead me to this great site and forum and after spending nearly 40 hours battling this bug I eventually quarantined it by using Malware Bytes, Super Antispyware and RKill. McAfee was not able to identify one malware file while the others located no less than 26. I perfomed some registry cleaning of my own, ran Scan Disk and Defrag and turned off a lot of services that were starting automatically to see if I could gain a little more speed. When I went back to surfing the web I noticed I was still being redirected to other sites than what I typed or differing site than the links I clicked on. I decided to rescan my system but when I booted into safe mod... Read more

A:Redirect virus removal success

Thanks, that tool is the only thing that found the last remaining bit of malware on my PC. I had success removing 95% of the infection using Spybot S&D, Anti-Malware, and even Microsoft Security Essentials, but once they all declared me virus/trojan free, I still could not connect to Microsoft Update (either through Internet Explorer or Automatic Updates) and occasionally Internet Explorer would launch extra copies of itself for weird advertisment sites. Anyway I ran TDSS Killer and sure enough, it found a bogus driver that the others had failed to detect. Once my computer rebooted my automatic Windows Updates started downloading again right away.

FYI, TDSS Killer doesn't seem to create a log file. I remember the bad driver was called TCPIP.sys but it was not in the %windows%\system32\drivers folder (but without a log I can't tell you where it was locatated). There is a legit driver called TCPIP.sys, so if you decide to delete it, make sure you are not deleting the legitimate one, which you need.

Anyways thanks again for posting this even though you had already solved your problem on your own, you helped at least me anyway and hopefully a few others as well. Now hopefully one of these major anti-malware tools will start detecting this baddie as well.

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I am new....and maybe this site is too advanced for me....but I have had a problem ever since getting my Toshiba laptop with WINDOWS XP installed on it. I have been a diehard fan of ME prior so I want to blame this on XP!
The problem is with one sort of image file that I save from various places. I want to think they are jpgs although it shows as "type: file". One of the places I have tried to save them from is Ebay. Yes, I know they have Auctiva protection on SOME of them....but the others appear to save but won't open with anything that came with XP. Perhaps they aren't saving with a file extension...I just dion't know. I save the pix of the things I buy for future records I might need. I can't even upload one of them here for you to look at....says invalid file. Please help.

A:Trying to Open Some Image Files ~ No Success!

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Long story short: I find it utterly unusable, and the system seems to be better off without it.
Encountered problems since I unpacked the laptop, somewhat in order:

Clicking the tray icon from Dell PremierColor did not launch the application at all. It didn't do anything (the Dell Update application still seems to suffer from the same symptoms). Seemingly when it did eventually pop up (we are talking after several minutes here), the brightness seemed to go down to unreadable levels. First few usages I remember having to reboot the system since I seemed to be unable to move the brightness up again, it just kept dimming and dimming every x time (I presume it had to do with premiercolor, but not sure).
I updated all stuff on the laptop, after which at least PremierColor seemed to launch now.  However, I do not understand how the settings from PremierColor interplay with those from the Intel Graphics settings.
I don't have a clue how settings are saved per profile in PremierColor, they seemingly are not. Switching between profiles repeatedly seemingly keeps setting the brightness values to other levels (lower and lower?). What is the purpose of this?
I wanted to watch Netflix for the first time on this new computer just now, and the colors were totally *** (looks like horrible encoding, blocks of incorrect colors). However, given the 'fun' history with PremierColor thus far, I simply shut it down, reloaded my calibrated profile settings from the Intel Graphi... Read more

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Hi all. Hope you can help me out. I made a bonehead mistake and allowed my son on my account by accident. Now, I get to deal with viruses/malware! YAY! I have tried to clean this since last friday, using a multitude of tools. When this occurred, I had spybot and avast running, and up to date.Symptoms:whenever I search, using either firefox or IE8, some of the links get redirected. I created a new FF profile, which seemed fine for a few hours, then began seeing redirects. The redirects don't seem to go to the same type of sites all the time. I often see a link name starting like: http://r8484549..... with different numbers in them.I have been using the following tools:Avast - occasionally finds something, boot time scans seem to turn up nothingNOD32 - only reports false detections of Ultimate boot cd, which I downloaded.ClamAV - finds a few things here an thereAVG - not much here.INSERT LIVE CD - nothing useful thereMalwarebytes - finds something everytime. Sometimes, it reports TDSS rootkits. others not. I have scanned in safe mode as well, finding things. Right now, it's scanning and has found at least 1 item.SuperAntiSpyware - finds things occasionally. However, the last 3 scans have only turned up cookies.Spybot - mostly clean at this point.various root kit utilities - none of which turned up anything, probably because of Malwarebytes removing them first.Hijackthis log analysis seems to turn up little to nothing... everything always shows up as saf... Read more

A:Search Redirects (FF and IE) - no success in cleaning yet!

sorry for the quick bump,

but while running root repeal, my pc bluescreened. And it was nearly finished

Anyway, as soon as it finishes running again, I'll post up the log.

Any help in the meantime would be appreciated.

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Hello all!

I want to report that I successfully installed Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop.

Only driver needed was latest Nvidea driver for Geforce 8600M GT.
You have to enable Aero manualy, I forgot how I did it ;-)

A very minor driver isue is still not solved, but overall everything works great.
Base System Device no driver

Experience Index 4.7, well I am satisfied with the way Windows 7 Feels and look.

Another thing I am investigating is why Windows Vista is still in the boot menu, and this while I deleted the vista partition and formated it before clean install.

Questions are always welcome, I will try to answer them.

Have a nice day!


A:Dell Inspiron 1720 x64 success!

I was wondering if you've found a work around for the touch pad. I installed W7 home premium 64-bit. The scroll bars on my touch pad don't work any more. I looked for a driver for it and no help from dell. Any input would be most appreciated.

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The PC is an HP Pavillion with 512 RAM, 200 Gig HD. XP Home, SP2, all is updated and works just fine EXCEPT about every few reboots, the dumb thing goes from the BIOS setup options screen to the Windows with the moving blue dashes and then back to the BIOS setup options screen, then to the black and white screen with various boot up options including Safe Mode, etc. It will go into safe mode but when told to restart it cycles back to the BIOS setup options, then Windows loading, then bios options, etc. After several retries to boot up, it finally does it right and all is well, but it takes prayer or crossing fingers to get it to happen. Has this happened to anyone before - and if so, how was it solved?

A:Restart Recycles Several Times Before Success

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