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Defrag sets System Protection to 0%

Q: Defrag sets System Protection to 0%

I just finished a reinstall, had winnowed all of the errors out and was doing the final clean and boot time defrag with Puran.

Afterwards I checked the Admin Event log again and had a bunch of Volmgr and Volsnap errors from the reboot:






Quote:
Log Name: System
Source: volmgr
Date: 1/22/2014 8:23:44 PM
Event ID: 46
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Conrad-PC
Description:
Crash dump initialization failed!
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="volmgr" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49156">46</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-01-23T01:23:44.465603400Z" />
<EventRecordID>4285</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Conrad-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\HarddiskVolume2</Data>
<Binary>0000000001000000000000002E0004C004100000080000C000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>







Quote:
Log Name: System
Source: volsnap
Date: 1/22/2014 8:22:59 PM
Event ID: 25
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Conrad-PC
Description:
The shadow copies of volume C: were deleted because the shadow copy storage could not grow in time. Consider reducing the IO load on the system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="volsnap" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49158">25</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-01-23T01:22:59.583382800Z" />
<EventRecordID>4279</EventRecordID>
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>Conrad-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2</Data>
<Data>C:</Data>
<Binary>000000000200300000000000190006C0060000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>


Did a search and found an issue where System Restore turned off after a defrag with Perfect Disk which also does a boot-time scan: Volsnap - Shadow copies deleted every boot

I checked SysProtection and Restore was still Enabled for C but apportioned Disk Space had gone to zero.

Anyone else heard of this?

A: Defrag sets System Protection to 0%

That's indeed not pleasant. Get a SSD (there are many cheap offerings right now) and then you need not do any defrags.

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Hi there-

Just want to preface that this is for my mom's computer.

I had the virus on my computer and was able to use rkill and then Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to remove it successfully.

A few days later my mom got it. All the same fake errors about fatal hard disk errors etc.

I ran the rkill and Malwarebytes on her computer and it seemed to work. Then she started having audio (music and commercials) in a seemingly invisible IE window.

All the same fake errors are back. Have ran rkill and Mwb over and over. On restart, fake errors still pop up.

I ran DDS. Will post log below. Ran GMER and it started to run, than BSOD after a couple of minutes. Listed kgldrpog.sys.

Thanks so much in advance!!
DDS (Ver_10-12-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Gerry at 9:55:32.64 on Mon 12/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1013.213 [GMT -7:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Hard Drive Defrag (aka System Defrag) Virus

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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If I have stripe or volume sets on one machine, lets say spaning 2 disk in either case. If I unplug the drives as a pair and put them in another XP/2000 box, will the OS automatically recognise them as the stripe or volume set pair? Likewise if I install XP/2000 on a box containing such a pair, will the OS detect the volume/stripe correctly during install?
 

A:Windows stripe sets and volume sets

Could we have a little bit more information on what you are doing? And is it Windows XP or Windows 2000 there is no Windows XP/2000?

Try this article it may help answer a question or two.

4809 » How to choose between a Stripe Set, a Volume Set, a Stripe Set with Parity, and a Mirror Set while using Windows NT 4.0? 07-Feb-02

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBJ/tip4800/rh4809.htm
 

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Hi all. Stupid question here...

A friend of mine was speaking highly about this PerfectDisk prog because "it defrags system files." I was kind of surprised because I thought (assumed) that the defrag utility built into Windows 7 already defragged system files. Is this not true?

I do not see an option to force system file defragmentation; maybe that's why I assumed it was already taken care of.

Thank you.

A:Does Windows Defrag defrag system files?

Here is the answer for XP. It is basically the same defrag for W7 with some small changes.
Defragment Your System Files (Pagefile and Registry) in Windows XP - How-To Geek

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Greetings,

I have a Home Network, and I'm finding this problem on all 3 PC's. A Desktop with XP, a Desktop with Windows98SE, and a Laptop with Windows 2000.

Randomly (about every three times) when I reboot any of the machines, the systm date is set to the following day, but the system time is correct

If I don't catch this, and start using Lotus Notes to send/receive e-mail, I get all sorts of synchronization problems.

I have the latest MacAffee AV on the laptop, and AVG AV on the 2 Desktops, and both have the most current virus definitions, and they found no viruses.

I also have System Mechanic o all 3 machines, and it doesn't find any spyware.

Any ideas?
 

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A:system resources crash; computer sets itself to VGA mode

Faulty RAM? Memtest it overnight 8hrs+ and see what's up.
Faulty video card? Run 3Dmark06 to stress test card.
and how is your router related to your problem?

http://www.memtest86.com/
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Hi all,

On a brand new laptop the user copied some word files over, and they opened on the new computer just fine. Then they copied some more .doc files and they could not open them, so (they claim) they choose word as the default file association (which is fine, except it should not have prompted for that in the first place). After that all the word document shortcuts they created on the desktop changed to a shortcut with IE's 'e' symbol - clicking them flashes up a screen that instantly goes away (ie I assume) and ie's download file dialog then opens.

Further, an attempt to open ie acts the same way.

Worse, running system restore does the same thing - flash, then ie files downloaded dialog - asking if I want to open one of the files listed (which are the .lnk files to the word documents on the desktop).

So short of doing a full system restore, and also short of manually copying the registry files from the last restore point (which I'm not sure is even possible on a windows 7 drive) what can I do to resolve this mess?

thx
kpg

A:User sets file association and now system restore does not work

Hello kpg,

If these are all shortcuts that is happening with, then you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed lnk (LNK) option in the tutorial below may help. It will restore the default associations for LNK files (shortcuts).

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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I had trouble defragging {dbcbca6a-9a27-11df-94f4-028037000300}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} in C:\System Volume Information using defragler. It is more than 2GB large. Is it normal for one system restore to be that large? Norton and MBAM says the my system is clean. Only 31.1 GB total used. Abou 250 GB (I think) total hard drive space

Also the tracking folder is showing weird characters:
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A:ONE System File in System Volume Information more than 3GB large. Can't Defrag

Defragging does not reduce file size, it only moves files to improve speeds.

Do a disk cleanup maybe its system error storage, or something the operating system stores
Unless it is a virus that is hogging your hard drive space (Inwhich case I would do a scan with Malwarebytes anti malware from malwarebytes.org)
It could be a crucial file, but I would think it would be a bit smaller.

your hard drive has enough space to make that 3 GB look like megabytes....

Keep your eye on that file. If it continually gets bigger, chances are, it could be a virus.

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my system is ( ME ) the infected file is #1932 (cannot be cleaned)

the file is: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\load32.exe

the worm is: PE DUMARU.A

could you please help me with this???

thank you very much..
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"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system cannot fin... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system ca... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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I've tried to open System Protection in System in the Control Panel but it will not work. It gives an error of 0x81000203. I've rebooted and attempted but get the same thing each time.

A:System Protection not working in System Control Panel

Follow instructions on this page error code 0x81000203__ - Microsoft Community

Scroll to the 2nd answer by Meghmala

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Please help!!! Pics included to explain the situation
Basically after installing some new software for my phone my windows 7 laptop crashed - it flashes a blue screen and restarts on boot up I can get to image 1 page to try a system repair
But then I need to enable system protection.. Image 2
Is there any way I can do this through a command prompt??
Thank you in advance!!!

A:Enable system protection to preform system restore

Sorry images didnt upload???

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My Windows 10 SYSTEM is 15% fragmented and should be optimized. When I click on optimize it very quickly runs down the percentage numbers as though it's doing it's job. But then it settles again at 15%. I already tried a manual defrag command. That didn't help. All my other drives are perfect.

A:system defrag

Originally Posted by coned1022


My Windows 10 SYSTEM is 15% fragmented and should be optimized. When I click on optimize it very quickly runs down the percentage numbers as though it's doing it's job. But then it settles again at 15%. I already tried a manual defrag command. That didn't help. All my other drives are perfect.



What type of drive is it? Make and model....

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Hello, Im currently using Win 7 64-bit. Well as of recently I noticed when I double-click, or right-click and try to "run as Administrator" windows defrag doesn't seem to load at all. I don't even get any type of response or error or anything. Nothing happens. I tried to use it from different locations other then the start bar. Just doesn't seem to load at all. Any ideas? Maybe something that might of been disabled? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in Advance.

A:System Tools>Defrag

If you open an elevated command prompt, can you run it from the command line?

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Hi everyone
I have two HD 40 and 80. When I defragment , I use diskeeper. One HD is in NTFS system file and the other in FAT32. I make backups on a regular basis between C drive (XPhome in NTFS) and D drive (XP Pro in Fat32). Is it harder for my diskeeper that way or not because of the different file system. Also would it be faster to defrag only when I go on my Pro HD. Right now I am all doing it from C drive. Is it normal to share program like that or should I have program installed on each OS to run better? Lots of questions I know
 

A:Defrag in two different file system

I use Diskeeper as well. All my HDs are formatted in FAT32. I run 2 installations of W2K on the same machine. I installed DK in both W2Ks, and alternate fairly regularly between the 2 OSes. I always defrag the other W2K, never the running W2K itself. It runs nicely in the background and I only know it's running because of the icon in the systray.
DK could not care less what file-system your HD is, as long as it only does one HD at the time.
HTH
 

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Is there any way to defragment a SYSTEM drive? I think I should be concerned if my SYSTEM drive is 9 percent defragmented.
What can be done to prevent fragmenting of my SYSTEM drive?

I analyzed my SYSTEM drive using Window 7's disk defragmenter utility.
It said the SYSTEM drive was 9 percent fragmented.
I tried to defragment the system drive. Nothing happened. I clicked on the need more information link of system defragmenter. It said, if a drive was in use, a drive can't be defragmented.

Thanks for any help,
Mark

A:defrag a SYSTEM drive?

"System drive" meaning OS drive c: ?

If so, you can definitely defrag it.

Use Auslogics - http://www.auslogics.com/en/software...frag/download/

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Well the topic tilte says it all, when I try to Defrag, it gives my this error msg...---> DISK DEFRAGMENTER COULD NOT START<

And when I try to run System restore I pick the date, then when I try to click "next" to procede it does nothing....for god sakes...HELP!

Thx.

A:I cant Defrag or system restore

How much free space on C: ?

How large is C: partition?

Have you tried running chkdsk /r on your system?

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between k and /), hit Enter/OK. Screen comes up advising you that it cannot run because Windows is open, asks if you want it to run later...type Y, hit Enter/OK.

Reboot, chkdsk will run to completion and reboot the system when finished.

Louis

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This one is a bit weird.. I ran a defrag two days ago, which came out okay. However, when I rebooted and logged in I found my internet connection gone.

Since I've found out the following:

-My network adapters can't be found at all. I can't even create new connections.
-The 'Telephony' service isn't operating.
-My sound does not work. When attempting to play a system sound I get the message telling me my soundcard may be in use.

I could use some suggestions. Obviously I'm not on my computer now - I'm at work. I run win XP

-JC

A:System Messed up After Defrag - help!

I have to believe that something else happened besides the defrag. One of the simplest things you can try is a system restore ... If that fails, a repair installation should work.

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Hi
i run a windows 2000 and windows 2003 servers and want to schedule a defrag to happen at night when the network isnt being used.

i dont mind if it is a program or just a bat file that does this as i can schedule a batch file to run at a certain time.

thank you
 

A:Automated System Defrag

Go to Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools |

Click Add scheduled tasks
Click Next
Click Browse to C:\Windows or Winnt\System32\chkdsk
Click Open
Choose your chosen schedule
choose your time

Put in a password if necessary, probably an admin one
Click Next then Finish

Repeat

but change to C:\Windows or Winnt\System32\dfrg

Schedule it for an hour later to allow chkdsk to finish
 

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Hello, I have 2 drives in my PC - a 500GB main drive (partition C,D) and a 300GB used for swap (E), backup and some lesser used files storage (F, no execs in it) and scratch (G)..

I'm trying PerfectDisk10 and it will defrag C,D system files, but it won't defrag F system files (at reboot) because the drive is locked by some process.??
Files defrag works fine in both drives, CHKDSK wont find any problem. No malware according to AVG 8.5, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.

Is there a way to find out what is locking the drive?

Thanks for any help.

A:System files defrag

I have Perfect Disk 8 (also had 5/6/7).

What's the exact error message? When does it appear?

I've never known PD to have any problem with system files on reboot.

Of course...I don't have any external drives which connect via USB and which PD might not be able to defrag at boot...because the drive is not recognized at boot.

Have you looked at the Raxco website for an answer?

Louis

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Hey guys just signed up to this site so im hoping someone can help me out. Recently my computer has been running a bit slow so I went ahead and downloaded an old spyware remover I used to use and I ran my AVG virus remover program to remove anything that may have been slowing it down. the scan came up negative for viruses and i deleted a few minor spywares found. Still wasnt running all that great so i decided to restore the computer to the earliest date and it seems to have helped a bit. But I wanted to go another step further and defrag the computer but when I try to i get a prompt saying...

"Defragmentation of (C:) has been aborted due to inconsistencies that were detected in the filesystem. Please run CHKDSK or SCANDISK on (C:) to repair these inconsistancies, then run Disk Defragmenter again."

I followed this instruction and ran the CHKDSK and it followed through every process and at the end of step 3 (100%) a bunch of stuff pops up in the black window real quick and the window closes.

In any event I attempted to Defrag again and it didnt work, I have attempted this many times so far and im at a loss. I really want to try and solve this problem and get the computer running properly again, but i cant affored to bring it to the shop so if anyone can help i greatly appreciate it, sorry for this being so long.

A:System Defrag not working!!!

Run ScanDisk first....

Then, try your defrag in Safe Mode.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

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On my old W98SE machine I had GoBack which performed the same purpose as Vista System Restore, but performing a defrag wiped out all restore points.
Can you perform a defrag on Vista without losing the restore points?

A:System restore and defrag

Hi Charlie,

Doing a defrag in Vista will not delete any restore points. The only thing that will delete them is using Disk Cleanup, turning System Restore off, and a bug that deletes them when you dual boot with XP.

Shawn

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Thanks for the info so far but my system still will not defrag even in Safe Mode it still stops at 10% and then restats with drivers changed restarting. Any other ideas Aol states I must try to defrag for some reason LOL
 

A:Still unable to Defrag my system

Are you using the Windows defrag ? If so,try this- http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1207 (troubleshooting and as permanent replacement) Even more importantly,dump AOL.
 

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When I open the defragmentor under the disk it show C: of course but under that I have another one labeled "System Reserved" and I have no idea what it is. I only have one hard drive installed at the moment and my external isn't plugged in, but it will let me defrag or analayze it... anyone know what this is? or why it is there?

A:Defrag - System Reserved?

Buck11:

Welcome to SF!

The Reserved Partition is Windows 7's Boot Partition.
My advice? Leave it alone.
It should only be about 100MB and is necessary for your system to start.
It can be removed/moved, but you'll have to jump through a lot of hoops and I don't think it's worth the trouble and risk.

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I have Windows XP and started getting a "blue screen of death" screensaver. It acted like it was restarting the computer, but it was actually a screensaver trojan. After scanning and getting rid of it (whew!), I cannot defrag, run scandisk, or use the resource CD. Can you please help
ps- System Restore isn't working either

A:Can't Defrag Or Run A System Check

Maybe there was more malware on your system than the one trojan you removed.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Bac... Read more

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 I have a screen shot of it.  There is the Local Disk (C:) listed and then this other.
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A:Under System Prop, and System Protection what is (C:) Missing ?

Post an Image from Disk Management Screen.
 
Control Panel / Administration Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management.
 
This will show all current active drives.
 
 
 

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Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A:How do I enable system protection for system restore?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Hi, I defragged my registry (castigate me later, please), and well, my system crashed. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo laptop, and on startup, I get a blue screen claiming that the OS couldn't boot, and the option to try a system repair. After analysis, it says that it can't repair the system automatically, and offers more advanced options. I can try a system restore, but after selecting a restore point (clearly the one created before defragging the registry), system restore says that I must enable system protection on the drive. I don't remember disabling it, and I don't know how to enable it without access to the desktop.
From those same advanced recovery options, I can use a system image recovery (don't have an image to recover from), the windows memory diagnostic (it claims there's no memory error), or the command prompt. I know very little about using the command prompt, but I can open the task manager at least, though not explorer.exe or msconfig.exe (the prompt claims they're invalid commands).
I've tried booting in safe mode, with the last known good configuration, with boot logging, and everything else from that menu, as well as a Windows 7 recovery disc (though I believe this disc just provides the same options as those installed on the laptop.
If possible, I'd like to know how to enable system protection from the command prompt window so that I can continue with the system restore. I'm quite certain that the error lies in the defragmentation... Read more

A:System Restore - Enabling System Protection

right click my computer/properties/advanced system settings/system protection/ high light your drive, click configure,now click( restore system settings and previous versions of files)
OK and exit

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I need help on how to remove the (system reserved) folder under Available Drives in protection settings. On all my other computers it is not shown. Not sure why it is there as it does not show anywhere else on computer as a drive. I guess it just bugs the hell out of me not knowing why it's there. Any help would be appreciated.

A:In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

Look in Disk Management and see if the Reserve has a partition letter.

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I have a Win10 Pro and ran MR to create a system image backup.
It went well but it turned of system protection.
A message shows up with a warning yellow triangle that reads.
Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal.
--- How do I stop system protection from being turned off?

I have another Win10 computer and created a MR system image backup on that one also.
System protection wasn?t turned off on that one.

I do not use shadow copies: If shadow copies are in use on my computer it doesn?t matter to me if that is the case as I don?t know how to use them anyway. I just don?t want system protection turned off.

A:I don’t want system protection turned off when I do a MR system image

Hi,

The available disk space on the pc with the warning issue is probably too small to store both backup images (MR) and system protection image.






I do not use shadow copies:



Actually you do. System Protection is a form of Shadow Copying.

Furthermore, it's not wise policy to store backups on the same physical drive as your system. Still better than nothing but all in all not sound practice.
Better to store back up on an ext. removable drive.

In the mean time you could reduce the amount of space allocated to System Protection and see if that helps any.

Cheers,

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My Toshiba Notebook (x64) (running Windows 7) has stopped being able to open/run programs. I've been using safe mode to try and find a cure, and safe mode works fine. I ran a few antivirus programs that detected a few things, but none of them solved this issue. Using System Restore seems to be the only thing I can really do, but I've been having some troubles with it.

Only one System Restore point shows up, and it's only from a few days ago, which isn't far back enough to fix my problem (I've already tried restoring it to that point). There are no other options as you can see here and here.

I tried to create my own restore point, but ran into some problems. When I go into "System" the "System Protection" option is missing. I only have these three options:

When I use the search bar to find it instead, "Create a restore point" comes up, but when I click and it opens System Properties, the "System Protection" tab is missing.

When I looked it up, someone had suggested running Regedit and checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR but I couldn't get that far.

If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Troubles with System Restore/System Protection

Hello esu and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you verified that System Protection is turned on? (If it is, try turning it off, restarting the computer, turning it back on, and restarting the computer one more time.)

System Protection - Turn On or Off

See if you can manually create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create

If not, your computer may have damaged or corrupt sytem files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and make sure to reboot the computer immediately after each of the scans.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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So all week the desk top computer has been having issues with lost internet on one user, so decided to run system restore - this simply will not run from any date.

So yesterday tried to run defragmentation - for hours and nothing.

I now have a computer where one user will not connect to the internet at all and when running the defragmentation the security (Kapersky) has stopped working and when I try to run the update its going to 5% and then stops.

I have no idea of what to try to do now before I get a man in to fix it.

Any ideas?

A:will not system restart or defrag to fix issues

Welcome
You dont need a man and spend money, just give this user a new user account and transfer his or her stuff to the new account. You may say, but it takes time to transfer the stuff. This is true but a lot cheaper than having someone fix it.

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Despite having disabled the defrag [I only manually run same after every windows update] it still tries to 'optimize the drive' when the system is idle. Is there any way to override this? It's only started doing this again after I installed the huge rollup update earlier this week.

A:Defrag disabled, but still tries to run when system idle

Have you disabled it in the task scheduler? Start - Run - Taskschd.msc
Go to: Task Scheduler\Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Defrag

Right click on the task to disable it, not sure what it is called, I have removed it.

Also, there might an entry at: Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance

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10% is the limit over which the system will auto-defrag but the system disc won't be defragmented. I'm wondering if that might be the reason for slow starting, double icons and other niggling things like a mysteriously increasing memory at an inexplicable rate. Are system drives not supposed to be defragged? Does it mean I have to reset to factory? (I avoid this like the plague)

A:Can't defrag system drive though 29% fragmented

How much free space do you have on the drive? Microsoft recommends about 15%. With less a defrag may be slow or not possible at all. A stalled defrag could also indicate a failing drive or one that has corruption.

Do not defrag an SSD.

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After approx 4 minutes of my system being idle, the program 'service host disk defragmenter' starts running using high CPU. I've disabled automatic defragmenting but it hasn't made any difference. As long as the machine is busy it doesn't run ... but after 4 minutes idle, it kicks in. This is a real pain as it means I'm having difficulty watching anything on Netflix, IPlayer etc. Clearly my system is not recognising that there is activity at these times, therefore the defragmenting begins and the CPU usage sky rockets and my fan goes nuts trying to cope. I'm at a complete loss re how to fix this issue. Could someone offer some help? Thanks.

A:Defrag issues when system idle ...

Hey mate, welcome to the forums

Just to make sure, did you check to see that optimization is Off, as in the picture:

You don't have any installed defrag programs or optimizers, right?

Here is a good additional tutorial on how to potentially make windows 8 run a little faster, you might enjoy having a look: Optimize Performance of Windows 8

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Too many fragmented files after defrag. Most show [system volume information\_restore{C7C4....] Can't read the rest. There must be at least a dozen of these using lots of space. Any idea how to remove safely? I've read some pretty convoluted suggestions so far but am not comfortable with them.
Thanks

A:system volume info. after defrag.

Hello playerup and welcome to BC To get rid of these files, you need to flush your restore points. Please be certain that your computer is at a fine working state before doing so. Then, create a fresh restore point.To do this:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name, then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.og of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Once that is done, you will get rid of all the earlier restore points like this:Use Disc Cleanup to remove all but the most recently created Restore Point.Go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "Ok".Click the "More Options" Tab. Note: If you use the home version, Disk Cleanup will automatically run first to see what space can be saved. Once that has completed, then you will be able to see the More Options tab.Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.If you get a pop-up asking if you wish to proceed with doing this, click yes or okay.You will now be rid of all the fragmented system restore files. You will also have at this point only 1 restore point.Orange Blossom

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I got a real trouble with my windows
i cannot use disk defragmenter, when i click analyze or defragment it says "Disk Defragmenter could not start."
i try to check the disk and it says "Windows was unable to complete disk check."
last, i hope windows system restore could solve my problems, but after i select the restore point, i cannot click 'next', i clicked it and nothing happened.
somebody help me...
 

A:can't defrag, checkdisk, and restore system, please help...

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I just recently got an SSD and I was wondering if I could remove the C drive and System Reserved from defrag, but leave my other hard drive in there so I don't accidentally defrag my SSD.

A:Remove C and System reserved from Defrag

SSDs are typically recognized as SSDs by Windows and are NOT part of a standard defragmentation.

But you can certainly confirm your defrag settings to be sure that regular hard drives are defragged and SSDs are not.

Right click the drive, choose properties, then tools, then defragment now. Then "configure schedule". In my case, the SSD is not even listed as a choice under "select disks".

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New problem for me. I do all my scans and defrag in safe mode so no unneccessary programs will be running. This morning system defrag would not run. When I clicked on it the screen froze up, curser still worked. Control alt delete would not let me exit. I tried via trend micro and system tool. Niether worked. Anyone else having the same problem.

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Hi there - My system is encrypted, using the System Encryption feature available in TrueCrypt - What I need to know, is it safe for me to defrag? as I have had conflicting responses as to whether its ok to go ahead and defrag a system which is encrypted?
Thanks

A:Defrag Truecrypt System Partition?

From TrueCrypt:Q: Can I use tools like chkdsk, Disk Defragmenter, etc. on the contents of a mounted TrueCrypt volume?A: Yes, TrueCrypt volumes behave like real physical disk devices, so it is possible to use any filesystem checking/repairing/defragmenting tools on the contents of a mounted TrueCrypt volume.Linky

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Since System Volume Information is a locked file, obviously it can't be defragged, but on my secondary computer it is broken into 25 pieces, which are scattered across the volume. This inteferes with proper organization of other data, and I'm wondering if there is a means to put the pieces
together?

EDIT: If I'm not mistaken SVI is also where shadow copies are located, but I used system cleanup to remove any extra shadow copies, so that there are now only 3.

A:System Volume Information *Defrag*

Disable System Restore. Delete all restore points. Re-enable.

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I ran a "deep optimize" on my system using the latest version of IOBit Smart Defrag on my laptop. For laptop specs, see quoted text. The specs listed on my account are that of my main desktop. I do realize that most of the hardware listed will not apply to my current issue, however I will be using the same list for all threads / posts regarding this laptop.

Following doing this, I noticed that my laptop is now taking forever to log in or do almost anything that requires HDD access. I think something went wrong...






Quote:
8 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 (4GB x2)
Intel PM55 Chipset
Windows 7 Professional x64
Intel Core i7 740QM
AMD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 1GB GDDR3
500GB HDD @ 7200 RPM, 16MB cache
Compal NBLB2 Motherboard / Case
1920x1080 Full HD 15.6 inch OLED multi-touch enabled screen
Surround sound supported via HDMI output

A:IOBit Smart Defrag - What it did to my system

Did you try running the builtin defrag and disk Error Checking?

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I've had a virus on my computer (XP MediaCenter 2005 SP3) which I think I've managed to remove using Malwarebytes but I still can't get the disk defragmenter to work, neither checkdisk. When I try to do a system restore I can get as far as choosing a restore point but when i click next nothing happens.

Anyone any ideas how I can get system restore to work?
 

A:Can't do a system restore, defrag or checkdisk

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Does anyone know how to (if possible), to defragment the System Reserved partition pls?

A:Defrag System Reserved partition

The built-in windows defragmenter does defragment that partition on schedule or manually.

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Hi, Windows will not defrag system volume information and it is 1.6GB. This is obviously slowing my computer down. If I delete the volume information what will happen? Can I delete it?
 

A:System Volume Information Defrag

No, you can't delete System Volume Information, in fact you normally can't access it at all, that's where Windows stores the data for System Restores. The fact that it's defragged shouldn't slow down your system since the only time you read those files is when you do a System Restore, which is usually a rare occurrence.

Post a HJT log and maybe something else will show up that's slowing down your system.
 

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I've been having lots of trouble with my Windows XP since April 10th. I have no restore points and am unable to use system restore even in safe mode. Also, my defrag says that it can't start. I also have been getting redirected in yahoo and google and have worked with Trend Micro to clear any spyware off of my computer. They have been unable to find anything that is causing this. I was getting the blue screen of death, but that seems to be cleared up.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciate. I've used you in the past and as far as I'm concerned, you guys are the best!

Thanks!

 

A:System Restore and defrag not working.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:20:53 AM, on 10/24/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AntiVirus\SBAMSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVANQU~1\SYSTEM~1\MXTask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVANQU~1\SYSTEM~1\mxtask2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVDtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Googl... Read more

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When i try to defrag the C: on my computer a message comes up saying:

Defragmentation of HP Pavillion C: has been aborted due to inconsistencies that were detected in the filesystem. Please run CHKDSK or SCANDISK on hp pavilion c: to repair these inconsistencies, then run disk defrag again.

I tried to run SCANDISK from "run", and nothing happens. When i try to do the same with CHKDSK, it appears to be doing something, saying "F parameter not specified" "Verifying files stage 1 of 3".
This stage gets to 100%, then it jus closes! So i'm pretty sure somethings wrong.. although my computer hasn't crashed so far this morning :giddy:

I bought "Registry Mechanic" programme lastnight to try an solve some of the problems i've been getting on my computer.. cuz it's completely screwed and it got rid of about 100 things wrong on my comp. I thought while i was at it, and before going back to Service Pack 2,(cuz i'd been on sp2 but i thought the comp crashed more on that then on SP1) i'd run virus scans, spy sweep and defrag first but defrag is the only thing that wont work cuz of those file inconsistencies!

Does anyone know what kind of inconsistencies these could be and how to solve it? :suspiciou
 

A:System Won't defrag due to file inconsistencies!?

I would run a virus scan and something to remove adaware before anything else. I have had a virus screw with my registry before.
 

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I sure hope somebody addresses this guy's problems. I'm in the same boat but I still haven't been able to even create a system restore point. They are all gone.

After 3 weeks of work, I've finally gotten all (I think) the viruses and trojans off of this machine. I wanted to create a clean restore point before giving the darned thing back to its owner but it wouldn't let me, there are no restore points to go back to before, and it will NOT defrag.

Is there a virus still on here, blocking me from doing these things? Pullleeeeze help. I'm getting sick of looking at this guy's computer! Thanks!

A:Cannot defrag. or use System Restore [Split]

Split from this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/240368/cannot-defrag-computer/ ~ OBIs there a virus still on here, blocking me from doing these thingsMaybe, maybe not.Please describe the symptoms you were having before you started cleaning stuff off. What did you do to remove the infections? What programs did you use? What did they find?Please do not post any logs at this point.Orange Blossom

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Hi,

My ADVENT laptop is not loading up the starter screen where all the shortcuts are on NT page.

I defrag'd and also did a system clean and then restarted it again but it is not loading in normal mode or safe mode.

Can anyone suggest a cure?

Jim

A:Laptop not loading after defrag and system clean

tap f8 when booting and from the options
try
last known good configuration

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I was hit with the System Defragmenter Virus and the computer has gotten progressively worse. Now when I log on, I only see a black screen. The mouse cursor works but I can't access anything (except the Task Manager). I logged on in safe mode and can access programs but I cannot get online. The computer does not detect the wireless adapter.

I'm running Windows XP, SP3.

The HijackThis, GMER and DDS logs are below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:12:20 AM, on 1/2/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software... Read more

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System restore not working
Running MS Windows XP Home Edition SP2 computer is eMachines T3958 Intel Celeron CPU 2.93GHz, 504 MB of RAM. System setting under system restore show enabled and monitoring on all drives. Disk space set to max restore points. No restore points listed on calendar. When trying to create SR point get error message "System Restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer, then run System Restore again." Tried that didn't work. I have 39.4 GB free space on a 72.9 GB hard drive.

This is what I've tried so far. CheckedAdmin Services status is started startup type is automatic. Ran safe mode clicked administrator then clicked No in dialog box. SR came up selected restore to earlier time but no saves are listed. Disabled SR on all drives then turned back on. Ran Mbam scan fixed all problems that were shown. Also ran scan of Regcure and fixed all problems listed. Run full scan with AVG Free Anti-Virus v8.5.339 every week and fix or remove errors. Restarted and still won't work. Downloaded and installed Spybot S&D but it will not load. Try defrag get error message Disk Defragmenter could not start. Run check disk get error message windows unable to complete check disk. I have just 1 antivirus program installed (AVG free) and just 1 firewall (windows firewall) I DO NOT use Norton or Zone Alarm. I have been trying to fix this for weeks. Someone in another forum suggested I right-click on ... Read more

A:System restore, checkdisk, defrag, all not loading

Hi xmenspidey,I'm not sure this is a malware problem, so you may need to work with the XP forum first. I'll ask that this thread be moved. Have you tried running scannow which will do a scan of all your system files and look for any that are corrupt or missing? This scan will first look for replacement files in your computer and if it can't find a good copy, it will ask you to insert your xp cd. In case you don't have a cd, for this particular scan, you can use any xp cd which is of the same operating system constellation as your own, for instance, if you have xp home, you need to use one that's xp home. If you have xp sp2 pro, you need to use that one.It looks to me like your RAM might be short. 504 mb of ram is an unusual number. Normally it would be 512. Before you did much more than the above scan, I would advise that you first try upping your ram to 1024 using ram that is compatible for your machine. The machine you're using is good, but the capacity of that machine can be greatly enhanced by upping the ram.To do the scan of your system files procede as follows: Go to Start > Run and copy paste in sfc /scannow (including the space before the slash) and then click on ok. If it doesn't run that way, then do the following instead: Go to Start > Run and type in cmd and click on ok. In the window that opens, copy paste in sfc /scannow (including the space before the slash) and then hit the return or enter key.Let me know how thi... Read more

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I have a 15 Gig system drive that remains 20% fragmented. There is 23% free space on it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:57:11 AM, on 4/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
F:\Programs\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
F:\Programs\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
F:\Programs\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
F:\Programs\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
F:\Programs\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
F:\Programs\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
F:\Programs\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
F:\Programs\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
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A:System Drive will not defrag. HJT logfile included

What defrag program are you using?
 

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I have a dual boot system Windows 8.1 that came preinstalled and Windows 7 where I do all my work.
Lately my computer started to slow down slightly especially at start. I checked System Configuration startup and found only five applications that is needed like sound...... I thought I would buy a HD defrag application and use it from now on. I am not a computer expert like most of the people here so I thought I should seek an expert advice on whether is it safe to use these application or the chance is there that they could ruin my system, especially if I run boot time defrag.

I will appreciate any advice in this.

A:Help needed Defrag Dual Boot System

Windows 8.1 own Optimize Drives and windows 7 Defragmenter are enough. The can be set to a certain time or manually activated. A lot of the 3rd party defragmenters do not use Windows APIs and are not VSS aware and can mess up restore points and copies of files, The 3rd party software developers say theirs defrags even more because windows own performs a partial defragmentation by consolidating only file fragments that are less than 64MB in size, but there isn't any proof any where that defragging beyond this gives any performance increase, if anything it wears out the disk faster. So I recommend sticking with windows own, and saving your money and disk.

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Hello,

I have a newer computer (less than 1 year old). A few days ago, after trying to play a DVD from a trusted company, it would not load, my CPU usage now hovers near 100%, web sites are very slow in loading, if they load at all, defrag will no longer work, System Restore will not restore my computer to an earlier date, no matter how many restore points I try. The dialog box response is: "Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored to __(date)___ . No changes have been made to your computer. To choose another restore point, restart System Restore. To restart System Restore, click Home." Safe Mode shows the same message.

The web pages, hang, programs are non-responsive, the keyboard pauses before typing several keys at once. All of these problems began right after I tried to play that DVD. Device Manager lists these specs. for my DVD/CDROM drive: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-44828.

Defrag finally worked, but took several hours, instead of the usual 40 minutes. Check disk now takes several hours, instead of the usual 50 minutes.

I have Norton Internet Security Suite, 2007 installed as my default antivirus program. I use Windows Defender, Spy Bot, AdAware as manual protection. I have automatic updates enabled and manually check for updates before I run any of my antivirus programs. None of these programs could detect anything wrong, any viruses.

Playing that DVD is of no interest to me; getting my computer back to its prior functionality is. The down time h... Read more

A:Solved: Not working: System Restore, Defrag, CPU-100%

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Sure it's only a 100 MB partition. Sure Everybody and their mother says don't fool with it. I'm not interested in the opinions of everyone and their mother, I want my 79 % system reserved partition derfragged.

Help me make this happen. Be part of history and eradicate the very silly notion that the system reserved partition cannot be defragged LOL

I figure, heck it's just data on a normal partition which happens to be currently locked down somehow (O&O boot time defrag didn't defrag anything.. as if the whole partition was off limits) and of course files in use cannot be defragged anyway. We need to solve these problems.

A side note -

I think it's silly and irresponsible to tell people to leave the system reserved partition alone. Sure it's small and this means the arm of the drive doesn't have to work too much extra to find the files But you still have loss of efficiency and you take the risk the fragmented partition (this is read as: Damaged partition, because that's what fragmentation is.. hard drive surface damage) will become so damaged your precious system files could be corrupted beyond repair < -- !!! ( the system files in the System Reserved partition are boot files for your pc and tools that allow bit locker encryption to work, so if these get corrupted you may not be able to boot windows.)

Er.. how come no one ever mentions this? Simple.. it's not encouraged by microsoft. They know if you corrupt your system files you may wind up buying another micro... Read more

A:Defrag System Reserved Partition Revisited

By default the System Reserved partition will contain among other things the main operating system boot files (bootmgr and BCD) and if you do as suggested and format the partition you will have a little problem at the next reboot. Windows would not let you format it anyway. Bitlocker can also use the System Reserved partition. Not a lot of point in defragging such a small amount of data that only gets used at boot time.

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I have a 1.8tb external hard drive that I defragged using Advance System Care's Smart Defrag 3.

I re-analyzed the drive to check the result as it completed overnight. The disc is still 21% fragmented.
I also analyzed the drive using CCleaner's Defraggler, which shows 27% fragmentation.
I ran Windows' own defrag which shows 0% fragmentation of this drive.

Question 1: According to Smart Defrag and Defraggler there are 4 fragmented files, all of which are System Images. So am I right in assuming that these files can not be defragged (and that I should have done all my cleaning up before I made the Images)?

I had deleted one of the fragmented files and used Advanced System Care's facility to shred all files in the recycle bin. But this file is still showing on the list of fragmented files so I think it was not actually deleted. I usually get a message if I am trying to delete something that is too big (this is around 70gb) but in this case I didn't.

I can see the file path in the results of the defrag analysis but I can't find the file through Search. I would really like to get rid of it given it is so big.

Question 2: how can I find and delete this file? Would using the Disc Clean utility do the job?

Question 3: I am likely to need to delete large System Image files in the future. What is the best way to do this without losing them in the ether like I did this time?

Thank you

A:Can I defrag System Image files and I lost one

What image software did you use to create the image file, you should be able to delete the backup from there.

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K, if I defragmented my computer and then did a system restore, would that have "undone" the defragment?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Really quick question (About Defrag/System Restore)

Yes, pretty much. The disk would probably be very fragmented, just like after an installation, due to the moving of files and the large number of temp files created and deleted.
 

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I am running WXP Home, SP2 on a desktop.

Recently I found System Restore not working. It would neither restore to an earlier time nor create a new restore point. I tried doing a virus scan using Avast, rebooting, checking that it is (supposed to be) running and safe mode.

Disconnecting from the Internet and turning off antivirus and firewall also made no difference.

I also turned it off and on again. I noticed that initially it said it was monitoring drives C, D & E but after turning on again it only showed drives C & D. These drives are all partitions on my HD.

On checking E I found that it had no file system and was advised to format it. On attempting this I got “Format did not complete successfully”.

I also attempted to Defrag and got “Disk Defragmenter could not start.”

Does anyone know what is going on and how to correct it?

Best, Peter.
 

A:HELP! CanÂ’t System Restore, Defrag, nor Format. Can someone help?

I am hoping that your operating system is still working. I never had very much of a great result with system restore. I think I had got it to work twice. Are you just trying to get it to work or do you have to have roll back to a earlier date?

I usually use MyDefrag to do my defrag. Do you have three hard drives or three partitions? Are you trying to format through window disk management?
 

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I am not all that tech-savvy, but I learn fast and have almost always been able to solve my computer problems through hours of research and tinkering. This has me at a total loss.

I first noticed it a night ago when trying to download and install Internet Explorer 8. Whenever I would try to install from the downloaded file, it would says something along the lines of "this is not a valid win32 application" or something like that. I wasn't paying as close attention at the time, but I started getting a clue that I had some sort of malware. I was also having trouble with Firefox crashing(I was only installing IE to instruct a friend on how to do something and didnt have their version), and when I did try my version of IE(version 6) that was already installed I was having redirects to advertising sites like I've had before with malware. I was also having some popups and noticing subtle, but strange things happening with firefox.

I have since discovered that I cannot use system restore to create a restore point or go back to a restore point. When I click next, it just doesnt do anything. I try to use checkdisk or defrag and it tells me they are unable to start. I've had trouble getting into certain antivirus or malware removal sites, or downloading these programs, etc. After manipulating file names, and through various means, I've been able to download and use numerous spyware removal tools and have done multiple virus scans both with online scans and my Mcafee Total ... Read more

A:System Restore, Ckdsk, Defrag All Disabled & More

This topic can be removed. I never received a response and did a full reinstall. Thank you.

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[Note: System is an HP dv5t with dual core 2.53GHz CPU, 4Gb RAM, and 10% free disk space running Vista x64 Home Premium]

In an attempt to further improve my system performance, I embarked on the task of doing a Registry Defrag. This was suggested in a few different postings I'd read about Windows Vista optimization.

I downloaded three programs to try out: Free Registry Defrag, WinASO Registry Optimizer, and Auslogics Registry Defrag.

I tried each one after shutting down all applications (including the widget sidebar). In all cases, as the analysis process proceeds I don't touch anything else on the computer. About 10 to 15 minutes into the process, I begin to wonder what's taking so long. In two of them, a progress bar gets to 99% and just sits there. Another shows 3 out of 13 tasks and also can't seem to go beyond this.

At about this point, my user interface freezes in various stages. I can move my mouse, but I can't launch anything new from the Start Menu, or click on a desktop icon. Then, my cursor becomes unresponsive to my external mouse or touchpad. I also start to notice that the clock in the lower right corner is no longer updating. Other times I walked away for about 20 minutes and came back to see that my screen went to sleep (but all lights show active). Touching the mouse should "wake up" the screen, but nothing happens. The user interface is unresponsive.

Why... why do 3 different applications freeze up on me like this? Is Registry D... Read more

A:Registry defrag results in locked/frozen system

As far as I am concerned, the defraggers will not do much good. Stop using them. If you have a problem with your system, use System Restore to go back to where you were and then do not use the degfraggers. MS has made Vista to be maintained with a minimum of effort.

For best results follow these steps for the optimum performance.
To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Making System Restore points, at least once a week

Makaing a system Image once a month (varies by user)

Not relying on your A/V common sense, should prevail. You know of many sites can cause a problem.

Do not use any reg cleaning or optimizing software, regardless of recommendation in the article

Download and use [COLOR=#3485BD !important][COLOR=#3485BD !important]Ccleaner[/COLOR][/COLOR] about once every two months. Untick any [COLOR=#3485BD !important][COLOR=#3485BD !important]registry [COLOR=#3485BD !important]entries[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR].
http://www.piriform.com/

Download and use PSI, to to be sure that all of your software is up to date
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/

If you follow these instructions, you will be trouble free for a long time to come.

Be sure to back up your hard drive about once a month (varies by user) and to keee... Read more

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my mcafee said it stopped and removed a trojan since then my computer has had trouble booting up does not want to load yahoo messenger the system restore and defrag function do not work i had a blue screen that said it was shutting windows down to prevent further damage. i puschased pc tools spyware doctor and ran with no improvement thanks in advance for any help

A:system restore disk defrag not working TROJAN!!!

Hi can you run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is f... Read more

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I have tried to disk defrag and I keep getting the error message "Disk Defragment could not start." I've tried to reinstall it, checked to see if any of the solutions at :

http://www.andreasroom.com/blog/archive/2004/01/18/defrag.aspx

and

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r21061920-XP-Home-Disk-Defragmenter-could-not-start

would help, and neither have, I have run Malwarebites and Hijackthis, both logs availiable if needed, however neither came up with anything.

Disk Defrag will work on my Recovery drive, but not my C: Drive.

Also, System Restore is not working. I get to select the point which I want to restore to, however when I select the continue / next button, nothing happens. Anyone have an idea as to what could be wrong? I've run anti-virus, anti-malware, (AVG, Malwarebites, Hijackthis) and I've re-installed things just in case a program may have erased it, my comp was last defragged 2 days ago. Never had any problems like this before. Thanks for the help in advance!
 

A:Solved: Disk Defrag and system restore not working.

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Hi,
I wanted to start system restore. The window shows: to create a restore point

open System Protection.

When this link is clicked, the System Properties dialog is opened by

SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

But the Tabs "System Protection" and "Remote" are missing in this dialog.

Something is wrong with the installation, but I cannot do new clean installation as many software is installed upon the platform. I have mounted the Vista installation DVD with "GImageX", but I do not know which files or Registry Entries I have to extract.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Oh i can not get system restore to open but it works in safe mode not in regular mode.

A:Need help system protection not there on system properties

Hi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Run Regedit and check the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR.

If the key is present and has any value other than 0 then system restore is disabled and the system protection tab will be hidden.

Viruses often disable this by setting this registry key. Often they will also disable the task manager and regedit too.

If you get a message saying regedit has been disabled by your administrator then it's quite possible you have been targeted by a virus, in which case a full scan of your system is a good idea.


As always, before making changes to your registry, back it up.

hth
Tanya

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I seem to have a virus, which is preventing me from running Spybot & ZoneAlarm, also system restore & disk defrag are disabled, i seem to have picked up the virus while opening a link on line, AVG anti virus (which runs ok) gave a warning of a threat and I clicked on "heal" and clicked on the red x to exit the suspect site. Now when I am on line I appear to be kicked off but am connected straight away as normal with a new tab, the original tab has either edotfind.com or fulldotfind.com, a Google search warns this site may harm your computer. They've got that right!! Any assistance will be greatfully received.

A:Spybot, ZoneAlarm, Disk Defrag & System Restore wont run.

If you think you are infected, then you might try posting at (after reading suggested procedures there) BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ Louis

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Long post alert. This started with one issue and has snowballed into several. The performance of my system (Dell Latitude E6410, Windows 7 Professional) has gotten bad in the last few weeks. I'll be using a browser and maybe one other application, or have a folder open, and everything locks up. I can't move the mouse or open Task Manager and Ctrl+Alt+Delete does nothing. I have waited up to 5-10 minutes and eventually just do a hard reset.

After doing a second hard reset today, I received this message:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.

I let it run the check and it restarted normally, so I don't think it found any issues. It did recover a few orphaned files. After that finished, I had the same issue again, so I did another hard reset and started googling. One of the troubleshooting suggestions was to start with the disk defragmenter. When I try to open that, it says "Disk Defragmenter was scheduled using another program. Disk Defragmenter is currently using customized settings created by another program. Before you can modify the schedule, you must remove the customized settings." When I click Remove settings, that box closes, but nothing else happens. I try to run it again, same message.

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Hi everyone i am new to this forum so not really too sure on how to post so ill do my best to outline my problems.

Well about a month ago my dell vostro 1700 laptop started freezing on vista ultimate. I ran pc doc pro regestary fixer and it did nothing. in the end i found out the mmc.exe file was damaged in some way so i shreaded and replaced it. However the laptop has stoped creating restore points and i cant create any new ones, not even manually and all my previous ones have gone. I get an error message about shadow files. When i try to defragment it says performaince can be improved at this time and it defrags for about five minutes and goes back to saying performance can be improved at this time. Finally i cant install any updates for vista and i cant even install steam however it lets me install super anti spyware and some other programs. Its just really frustrating me as i need this laptop for work and i have no idea how to fix it any help would be verry much apreciated :)

A:Save me Vista defrag, install and system restore problems

OK, to start with get rid of ALL anti spyware or registry cleaners or antiviruses that you have installed. They tend to conflict with each other and that could be causing some of your problems.

Replace your antivirus software with this one: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ and run a full scan.

Also follow these instructions exactly: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708 as even if you aren't getting bluescreens they will be able to tell us something about the state of your system and possible issues

Regards,
Reventon

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Hi all
I want to disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs from system properties dialog box( screen shot attached).
The user should only able to access change computer name feature. Other feature should be disabled/removed.
I there any way to achieve it?
thanks in advance.


IMG]https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/703346[/IMG]

A:disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs in system

I'm inclined to say no, for a very simple reason.
Changing the computer name requires administrator access. Given that, the user already has full control over the entire computer, therefore he can change whatever he wants.
What's the purpose of such "limitation"?

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I normally set the Disk Defragmenter Task Schedule to DISABLED,
and leave the Windows Disk Defragmenter defragsvc set to DISABLED.

Will Puran Free be able to safely and fully operate under these conditions,
or should I change defragsvc to MANUAL.

I occasionally create a Macrium FULL image of the system HDD, and daily INCremental images.
The FULL image file is 6 GB, and the Incrementals could total 2 GB per month at 75 MB per day - apart from when Windows 7 goes berserk and re-writes half the system partition, in which case the increment for that day will be about 3 GB (or 100 GB per month.)
The largest cause of a 3 GB increment is when no files are changed, but they have been shifted (even if they were not fragmented) as part of a partition defrag.

I am now keeping Windows 7 Automatic Defrag DISABLED to prevent unwanted bloating of the incrementals;
and at a time of my choosing I will launch Puran into a manual defrag before making the next FULL image.

I assume Puran uses the API's provided in/by Windows, and would appreciate advice upon whether I ought to switch defragsvc to MANUAL before launching PURAN.

I would also appreciate any other advice I have not yet realised I need.

I am using 64 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate + SP1

Regards
Alan

A:Does Puran Defrag 7.3 Free work with Windows 7 Defrag disabled ?

I have the service set to manual, but set it to disabled and tried the various Puran functions. All seemed to work fine. However, there is no harm in having this service set to manual. A Guy

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How does System Protection work...does it save information to a separate partition?

I have a 7gb partition on my drive that I do not know what it is for. I deleted it and was am thinking of adding it to my main C: partition. Did destroy the System Protection partition?

A:System Protection?

That partition was likely put there by the manufacturer to help you restore the PC to factory specs if you ever needed to do that.

If you in fact deleted the partition and do not have "recovery disks", you will have problems restoring to factory specs.

Do you have any install discs at all? What happens if your hard drive fails in 30 minutes?

System protection is not the same as "system restore", which you may be thinking of. System restore returns the operating system to the way it was on the date the restore point was made---typically somewhere in the last couple of weeks-----not to factory specs. System restore points are stored on your C drive along with Windows.

Can you post a screen shot of Disk Management?

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Hello everyone ... Really hoping you can help me.

I use Firefox browser and gmail or yahoo for mail. I have Fix-It Professional 6 which I just ran for any viruses, mal ware, spy ware and ad ware.

For about the past week or so, every time I start my machine, I get a window called Windows PC Defender inside of which is a"My Computer" window. I cannot close this window but I can minimize it and open an additional window.

This address appears in the location window -
hxxp://my-systemprotection.net/?p=WKmimHVl...nBkaF%2FEkKE%3D

In the My Computer it shows the Windows shield logo along with System Folders, My Documents, Hard Drive and Security. Next to each, flashing in red is notification that I have 5 viruses in the System Folders, 7 in My Documents, 12 in my Hard Drive and that "Security has been damaged by virus" in the Security. Additionally, below that is a separate window "Your Computer is Infected" and shows a long list -

W32.Benjamin.Worm Virus High
Trojan virtumonde Virus Critical
AdvWare.Hotbar Virus High
[email protected] Virus Medium
Trojan.Qoologic - Key Logger Virus High
SHeur.ZSQ Virus High
Adware.Win32.Winad Virus Critical
Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch.abm Virus Critical
Backdoor.Win32.Haxdoor.gu Virus High
Magic DVD Ripper Virus High
Trojan.Fakealert.355 Virus Medium
Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.dge Virus High

Recommend: Click "Start Protection" button to erase all threats
When I have clicked on "Star... Read more

A:my-system protection

Hi Cailleach Echo, welcome to BC I have moved your topic to the "Am I infected? What Do I Do?" forum since you appear to be infected by a rogue security product. This will allow our members who specialize in malware removal to find your topic more easily.I've always been warned not to open anything that ends with ".exe"Sound advice. You're infected with some sort of rogue security program. These programs falsely warn that your computer is infected (like in the list of baddies you were given) and then prompt the user (you) to download a file to "clean" the computer. Do not download anything it asks you to. Do not purchase any program it recommends. It is a scam and will only serve to make the situation worse.

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In my system properties under system protection, the c drive sys pro is on but on my d drive (restore) the sys pro is off. Should i turn it on?Is it able to vreate sys restore points when the sys protection is off?

A:my system protection

Hello @hunterm1 Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post.Probably you have one HDD drive and C:\, D:\, etc.. - these are not called drives but partitions - part of the whole thing - one HDD. No problem. The D:\ partition is usually your recovery partition and Windows System Restore is off there for a reason - you should not and need not to attempt to turn it on. This drive should have no changes usually - its purpose is to keep the original version of your operating system, settings, drivers, original image and to be able to restore your PC to factory default condition.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Hey all, I've ran into a huge problem... My aunt dropped off her family computer yesterday and I've been working on it for a few hours now and to say the least I'm completely stumped. There's this fake anti virus program called Protection System which does it's thing, I'm sure you know all about it. Anyway, I've done a few hours worth of research, read countless "fix it" articles and forum post and nothing has worked yet. At this point I need to rest my eyes and my mind and ask you all for your help.The biggest problem is no programs that could solve the problem or aid in solving the problem work. The real anti virus was disabled and broken, malwarebytes wouldn't install so I renamed it, it then installed halfway before freezing. I played around with that for a while and I got it to install. Couldn't run the program after that, so I renamed the that. It finally opened but as expected the scan shut the program down. After it crashed during the scan malwarebytes was completely inoperable, couldn't even delete it with out a restart. At that point I had enough, I was preparing to post a topic in the "HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" forum but after several attempts it appears that not even your DDS Tool works. I'm just so frustrated right now...To clear a few things up. I've been trying everything in and out of safe mode, same results. Also, all the games on the computer appear to work, iTunes works, Quickbooks work, AIM works. I'm pretty sure every progr... Read more

A:Protection System

Hi Mike,

do you still have your aunt's PC and do you still need help?

regards _temp_

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I just finished "cleaning out" an old Dell desktop. I deleted a lot of files. I don't intend to un-delete any of them (couldn't anyway, because I did a wipe of the free space), but the thought occurred to me, what if I wanted to un-delete one of them? In the old DOS days, I could do that without software (like Recuva). But with NTFS file systems, I note that there is a system setting called System Protection that provides a built-in way to recover deleted files, as long as you haven't overwritten them. I checked the settings for this app on my desktop. System Protection is Off for both of my drives, so that's apparently the default.

Question: What are the downsides of turning that On? My guess would be that it burdens the MFT with more entries, thereby slowing drive performance. Is that true and are there any other downsides?

A:System Protection

The only real downside to turning on System Protection is that is consumes some disk space but you can control that. The impact on performance is insignificant.

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No matter what I do system protection somehow always manages to turn it self back on

How can I PERMANTLY KILL THIS PROCESS? Is it a service?



I WANT IT GONE FOR GOOD

A:Ive had it with System Protection...

Go to control panel, admin tools, services, volume shadow copy, but that may cause more problems than it solves.

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How do I go about turning ON System Protection.

When I go to restore my system from a Restore Point, I get a popup saying "System Protection" is turned OFF and I need to turn it back ON.

A little help please. Thank you.

A:System Protection

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


How do I go about turning ON System Protection.

When I go to restore my system from a Restore Point, I get a popup saying "System Protection" is turned OFF and I need to turn it back ON.

A little help please. Thank you.


See this tutorial.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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How do I go about turning ON System Protection.

When I go to restore my system from a Restore Point, I get a popup saying "System Protection" is turned OFF and I need to turn it back ON.

A little help please. Thank you.

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Hi. I suddenly got a ?Security Center Alert? pop-up in my computer. I have tried what other users tried before. The thing is that now it uninstall Avast antivirus, don?t let me install MBAM (or any program at all), can?t connect to the Internet or access the Windows Task Manager. I also tried to run the Hjack but it simply won?t run.

Please help.

A:Protection System Again

Welcome to BCTry to run both of these and save the logsWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.-----------------------------------------------1. Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktophttp://ad13.geekstogo.com/Win32kDiag.exehttp://download.bleepingcomputer.com/rootr.../Win32kDiag.exe2. Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish.3. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program.4. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is locate... Read more

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How to turn on System protection using/through Ubuntu?

A:System Protection

Look over here:
The Ubuntu Forum Community - Ubuntu Forums

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Hey all, I've ran into a huge problem... My aunt dropped off her family computer yesterday and I've been working on it for a few hours now and to say the least I'm completely stumped. There's this fake anti virus program called Protection System which does it's thing, I'm sure you know all about it. Anyway, I've done a few hours worth of research, read countless "fix it" articles and forum post and nothing has worked yet. At this point I need to rest my eyes and my mind and ask you all for your help.The biggest problem is no programs that could solve the problem or aid in solving the problem work. The real anti virus was disabled and broken, malwarebytes wouldn't install so I renamed it, it then installed halfway before freezing. I played around with that for a while and I got it to install. Couldn't run the program after that, so I renamed the that. It finally opened but as expected the scan shut the program down. After it crashed during the scan malwarebytes was completely inoperable, couldn't even delete it with out a restart. At that point I had enough, I was preparing to post a topic in the "HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal" forum but after several attempts it appears that not even your DDS Tool works. I'm just so frustrated right now...To clear a few things up. I've been trying everything in and out of safe mode, same results. Also, all the games on the computer appear to work, iTunes works, Quickbooks work, AIM works. I'm pretty sure every progr... Read more

A:Protection System

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to HighAlso try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr

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Yesterday I, as always before, was going to do monthly Macrium Reflect system backup. As per usual I did all the AV, HW and software checks, made sure windows and SW was up to date, absolutely everything works as good as ever. At the end of those checks I did sfc /scannow but would not go past 58%. Dism also got stuck at some 20% on or offline, in safe mode too.
All disks are in perfect shape and so are drivers etc.
Before I do something radical like restoring last moth's Macrium backup or doing windows repair I would like to see if there's something less radical to troubleshoot this problem.
I still have W10 on another disk to fall back to if necessary so in no way I could be left without OS on this computer. Willing to try anything. Any ideas ?

A:System protection

Hi Mike,
Personally I don't have a problem with this but some people do with:
The Scoop On KB 3022345 System File Corruption
You might want to uninstall this update if installed.

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I have been infected with protection system and the instructions say to run malwarebytes but when I try to run it it just stops. Is there another way to get around this. I work from home and this is ruining my day. I also tried to use spyware doctor but I can download the updates to run the program... I'm hoping somebody can help Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:protection system

Did you rename Mbam.exe to something else? Name it tatertot.scr and try to run itAlso try Dr Web Cureit:Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "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 to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
(This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)Now put a check next to Comple... Read more

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What would be the best antivirus for pc.I need a antivirus that is not slow and that protects my pc very good.I need sugestions!

A:System Protection

Welcome
First forget best, it is subjective.
However, I and many members use the free
Microsoft Security Essentials
Free Malwarebytes and the Windows Firewall
I also use winpatrol. It takes a picuture of your HD. Anything is installed, it asks if you want it. If you say no, it restores what you had. Has other features too.
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
This list is already outdated. Microsoft has just finished testing on 2.0. It is now available.

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I am running Vista Home premium, but see no evidence that it is creating restore points automatically every 24 hours. I can create restore points manually but they are the only ones that show under system protection. Should I not be seeing, "system scheduled checkpoint" in system restore? Thanks.

A:System Protection

I suspect that a system setting has been changed that prevents this from occurring - have you changed any of the system settings/services or used a tweaking/protection utility that might have caused this?

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