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Q: programs dont start until I reboot -

Quickbooks doesn't want to print about half the time - I have to restart the computer - this is also happening with my Outlook in opening. All used to work - but now they don't - can't determine an exact time - but think it may have to do with updates that have been installed. Also, any Outlook updates have to be installed by manually going to the MS website. Running Vista 64-bit/Outlook 2007/and Quickbook 2007

A: programs dont start until I reboot -

If updates were just installe, remove via System Restore. If everythign works the way it should, set update to not install, but to notify.
Then install one at a time and test. If things work install the next.
System Restore - How to

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Hi all, I have the following question. When I start windows, rarely one program does not load. Say it is not frequently, but sometimes I do not see the icon Winamp or the GpuTweak in the tray where are the other basic programs (antivirus, windows update ...). But although I do not see there, I have no problem opening the program.

This is normal? It is something that usually happens as a small bug?

A:Sometimes some startup programs dont start

3Colors, welcome to seven forums. It is probably the settings for your notifications. Here is mine
Sounds like in your settings some programs are set for only show notifications.

Click the little button circled in this pic to set it how you want it.

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Hi there, I am completely new to this stuff. I don't know what the majority of what you are telling people to do means, but here goes. Last week when I went to bed one night, everything was fine. I was logged in to facebook and I believe ebay. When I got up the next morning, I had no start bar at the bottom of screen (and still don't) I have the icon for IE on my desktop but that won't open. Somehow I found "my computer" and tried to click on different programs or different favorites I normally used. I get the same thing each time, windows cannot find device.

I tried to run a scan, but no matter what I check to scan, it immediately comes back "disabled", so nothing runs.
I downloaded IE8, but that won't open either. I REALLY wanted to download photos from my camera and I can't find my Canon camera window to where it asks me what i want to do with camera. I can get on firefox for internet, but am afraid to do anything other than facebook. I don't know what to do. Someone at work told me to try starting pc in "safemode" by hitting f8 or ctrl f8, but that as with so many other things says "cannot launch application".

I just don't know what to do.

A:no 'start'bar,can't log onto IE, and programs dont open

System manufacturer and model?


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I just formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows 7, everything went smooth and I updated everything with windows update. After it installed service pack 1 I couldnt start most programs that I have installed for example winamp, vlc and utorrent and thats all I have realised so far. If I just simply double click on one of those programs I get a process that is always 120k no matter which program and it will keep allowing you to click just making even more of these processes. I can get these programs to start if I run as administrator but when they start explorer crashes, I have tried searching the web but no-one else seems to have quite the same problem and I wouldnt have a clue as to what I could do to stop it. I would class myself as a quite knowledgeable with computers but I just cant figure this one out. Any help would be great and now my system specs:

msi x58 pro mobo
core i7 920 @ 2.67ghz
12gb corsair ddr3 1333mhz
geforce gtx 295 zotac
1050 watt psu

A:reformatted windows 7 and most programs dont start

1) Why did you need to reinstall? The fact that you are using utorrent raises a yellow flag.

2) After reinstalling, did you download and install all drivers including the chipset driver?

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When I encounter an error in some of my utility programs (incryption software, vista manager, etc) I close them. But then they never properly start up again. They usually freeze so I go into task manager and end the process(s) that are giving me the problem. But when I try to start it back up the proces appears but not the actual program gui. help? THis happens with explorer.exe as well.

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I have a problem where I must reboot(reset) for every program or action on my computer. A normal shut down takes about 5-6 min.When a program is running it is quite slow.I have P4 3 with 1 GB Ram All scans come up clean. Running AVG & AVG spyware, spybot, Ad-aware .Any one have a clue??

A:I must Reboot to start programs

Hi duker,

to be honest, it does sound like an infection of some kind. Even though your scans come up clean, there is still a chance you're infected:

In the meantime, do you have an XP installation disc to hand?

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I have a HP pavilion mx70 computer. It's been terribly slow and I think maybe too many programs may be running at once. How do I change this so that programs run manually instead of automatically.


A:Change Which Programs Start Up Upon Reboot

Victoria,Take a look here. That will give you some idea of whats there, and where to start your list. If you have questions or need assistance proceeding with what to remove or leave. Please post back. hthBe (Start Me Up)(Rolling Stones)SafeDa Bleeping Advisor, Animal

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My programs all of sudden dont load on start up-
my firewall has stopped functioning and reinstalling it didnt helpI use the Nvidia firewall that came with my computer it stopped funtioning I uninstalled and reinstalled but it doesnt even appear in my program files anymore.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:15:19 AM, on 10/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:&... Read more

A:My Programs All Of Sudden Dont Load On Start Up- My Firewall Has Stopped Functioning And Reinstalling It Didnt Help

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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when i try to turn off my computer or reboot , my computer do nothing , what i do its i turn off with the Windows Task Manager some programe in the one by one and each time i ask to turn off my windows xp. and when i turn off the one called xpwin.exe . the windows turn off corectly. now i try to find whats is this programe do it . now Riskyone101 ask mee to do some programe and i give you the result.

thanks for your help. and have a nice week end.

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by marc at 9:27:00,61 on 2009-06-20
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel 5.1.2600.3.1252.33.1036.18.1023.281 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Pho... Read more

A:the computer dont turn off or dont reboot

j'ai fais un scan avec BitDefender Online Scanner - Rapport virus en temps réel

Généré à: Mon, Jun 22, 2009 - 11:39:21


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Fichiers scannés

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Hi Everyone,
Got a laptop where start menu programs are hidden only a few are visible, also some of the programs wont run, thought this was odd so did the following.
Ran Rkill.... logs attached
Ran malwarebytes.... nothing found.
Ran AdwCleaner.... nothing found
Ran TDSSKiller and this turned up a driver issue every time. I skipped on the fix because i was skeptical, I've run it about five times and its come up with a different driver every time. very strange....
Ran RogueKiller..... Logs attached...
Ran Combofix... this brings everything back to normal.... logs attached.
I did think this fixed it but nope when i restarted the machine it turns out we are back to square one.
Any help you can give, gratefully received.

 RKreport3.txt   1.83KB

 ComboFix2.txt   100.66KB

 Rkill.txt   4.94KB

A:Start menu programs hidden, combofix fixed, reboot back to square one...

The Rkill log isn't complete..
Please see below.....

Rkill 2.6.1 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
Copyright 2008-2013
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
Program started at: 10/11/2013 02:07:01 PM in x64 mode. (Safe Mode)
Windows Version: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
Checking for Windows services to stop:
 * No malware services found to stop.
Checking for processes to terminate:
 * No malware processes found to kill.
Possibly Patched Files.
 * C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
 * C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
 * C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
 * C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
&#... Read more

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Hi all,

I think my computer (hp desktop with Windows XP) got infected with similar virus(es) as many of you posted. It started with frequent popup windows warning about internet security attack, and 'Programs' and other selections under START are invisible. So I followed instructions on one thread of this forum to download SDFix, then tried to restart in safe mode and failed.

I was able to reboot after performing system recovery, but when I run SDFix, I didn't see the same message as shown in the instruction page, with a y/n choice. Instead, I got many more choices (A-E, 1-3, etc) and none of them looks like the right one. Should I download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and run it first?

Thanks a lot for your help!

A:Fake Anti-virus Warning, Programs Under Start Invisible, Endless Reboot

You should not be following specific instructions provided to someone else. Those instructions were given to help fix that particular member's problems, NOT YOURS. Before taking any action, the helper must investigate the nature of the malware issues and then formulate a fix for the victim. Although your problem may be similar, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. and the presence of other malware. Using someone else's fix instructions could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system. It's best that you tell us what specific issues YOU are having rather than point to someone else.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 Download_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... Read more

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Hi, I am Emy from the Netherlands. Wish you all a nice day!

I have troubles with - at least - one of the computers in the little network here. I will describe some of the troubles.
-Links to internetpages on the desktop dont work. I need to paste those in a blank window.
-2 weeks ago the home internetpage was blocked. After looking in a lot of forums I found how to change the homepage to Google. (by changing the registry)
-Online scanners for spyware dont start/are interrupted or dont find anything wrong
-Windows installer is coming up after every click I make to install Symantec Antivirus. But Symantec is already installed.
-I tried programs like Ccleaner and ATF; also Combofix. The last one was also interrupted (black screen). I installed the recovery console. Dont know how to delete this console.
-Even when I dont use this computer, it is like the computer is busy - at times (sounds like when using a program busy converting media files)
-I couldnt activate my membership. Not using the first link, nor the second one. Got a message that something wrong.
-I found srchassctl in the registry. Erased the Search Assistant. After rebooting ACMRU was gone, but SrchAssCtl is here again
-I found msmsgs a lot of times on this computer. I think the problems started with a message in the Live messenger.

Now I will paste the properly files to this topic. DDS and Attach
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by nel at 16:12:09.10 on 2009-02-16
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 Bro... Read more

A:Malware but scanners dont start/are interrupted or dont find anything

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

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when i logged on to my windows account:
vista reverted to classic theme;
i cant access my documents, My computer, the control panel. i cant go on windows explorer or access any files whatsoever;
there was an error message that said: 'catalyst control center: host application has stopped working.' ;
also there was an error message that 'C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable' (or similar);
google chrome doesnt work: google chrome cannot read or write in its data directory.;
opera doesnt work:" Startup Error:Opera has failed to access or upgrade your profile. This may have occurred because your computer has insufficient resources available or because some files are locked by other applications. You may have to restart your computer before Opera will start again.";
the same thing happens with many other programs.;
i cant seem to do anything that requires admin privileges (i am on an admin account but not the root admin): for example when i click show processes for all users(in the task manager) it doesnt do anything.;
the computer is about slower than usual(logging on took a long time, start menu freezes up a bit, search doesn't work);
to me it seems like a number of files and folders where moved or deleted (like in program files or something).
could this be a virus, or just a buggy or incompatible software(I just installed Miro)?
please help.


A:classic theme; programs dont work; ccc & desktop dont work; slower than usual; etc.

Can you boot your computer in safe mode and access your documents, computer, and control panel?

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I just rebuilt this computer and it working basically ok now. heres the issue im having, when I go to add remove programs it only shows the stuff ive installed since the reload, not all the programs that were installed on the system previously. I think the registry is not right, is there any way the restore it or have windows rebuild it? or will all the programs need to be reinstalled, most of them still work, but some do not.

A:rebuilt system from backup, but programs dont show in add/remove programs

I dont know what sort of backup you did. When you reinstall the o/s
its like starting over. Your right about registry issues. Thing is, is that
when you install a program it inserts a special registry entry. When you
reinstall windows, it has no clue as to how to deal with that particular
entry, thus you need to reinstall. For games and other programs, if
you have saved folders, they might be salvaged. Smarter minds may
differ, maybe they will chime in....

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my windows dont turn off or reboot when i ask to do it. and i find why ,i have a program or something else its on . its call xpwin.exe if i turn off this one and i ask windows to turn off or rebbot he do it. i try to find on the internet whats is this program and i find nothing about this xpwin.exe. somebody could try to help mee to find whats its this xpwin.exe concern .

thanks you verry much.

A:windows xp pro dont turn off or reboot

you are infected with a virus

winxp.exe is a process which is registered as [email protected]\r "This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment.\r" The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself.\r "In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data.\r" This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.

fix it with this


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- x64;
- the original installed OS on the system: Windows 7 fresh install;
- full retail version;
- What is the age of system (hardware):
less than one year;
- What is the age of OS installation: less than three months.

Hello, this morning my elitebook 8540w suddenly rebooted and during restart it displayed a black screen.
Here attached the files for the analisys.

Thank you.

A:[REBOOT] Sudden Random Reboot and black screen at start up!

Your Avast sofware is the cause, remove it and use MSE

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 122, {a, 4, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\aswSnx.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSnx.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSnx.SYS
Probably caused by : pci.sys ( pci!ExpressRootPortAerInterruptRoutine+27f )
Arg1: 000000000000000a
Arg2: 0000000000000004
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000

Debugging Details:



PROCESS_NAME: TeaTimer.exe


TRAP_FRAME: fffff8800cbc8270 -- (.trap 0xfffff8800cbc8270)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000001000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=00000000006f0000
rdx=00000000006f1000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff800035bb5d4 rsp=fffff8800cbc8400 rbp=000000000000004c
r... Read more

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i have alot of shortcuts in a folder on my desktop i bind alot of them with hotkeys, all the hotkeys work great and after i reboot my pc they dont work, and i need to delete the hotkey(set him to "none") apply then set my key back and apply again to make it work again.
i didnt delete any shortcut because i know that the hotkeys are property of the shortcut.
what shold i do to reload\refrash my shortcuts hotkeys each time after i reboot?
there is a way register to change or something to do for make them automaticly work after reboot ?
(i use windows xp proffesional)

A:Shortcut hotkeys dont work after reboot !

i'm using Autohotkey ... simply the best keyboard configuring program

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So I forgot my XP password, and a tech guy saved all the files, reinstalled windows and put them back on. Now everything works perfectly EXCEPT the microsoft site, and MSN Live messenger.. weird.

Every other site works but anything from Microsoft.. Here's what happens while I try to access it:

Edit lol: about the thing in the google search box, that's me trying to work out how to connect to someone's Diablo1 game, which I ask about in more detail here lol:


A:What the deuce! Microsoft site+msn dont work after reboot, but everything else does?

youre really cute..

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any ideas dont have back up disk but have recovery drive if thats any helpgot blue screen after starting upor repair to advanced settingshelptamandy

A:crash code c0000218 to blue screen no back up dont reboot al

If you access the recovery partition, you will lose all your files. If you have nothing saved, it's okay. According to Google, that's usually an XP error & The Ultimate Boot CD is recommend to do a restore point.However, I would try F8 first. If you can get to the menu, choose last known good configuration. If that doesn't work, try safe mode with networking. Then try a restore point.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Anyone else run into this?

I'm running Vista x64.. After awhile, say a week.. or maybe just 1 day.. frequently when i have say 4 explorer windows opened and grouped in the task bar.. I can click on the group, but attempts to click on an individual explorer session fail.. its not just explorer's that have been minimized, pretty much anything that has more than 1 item (grouped) wont let you click on any of the items.

Only fix is a reboot.


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I just built a PC and its works fine, but I can download from a internet browser directly but not from a program, for example, the Steam updates, I downloaded Steam from Google Chrome and there was no problem, but when I open Steam and it has to download the updates the download does not work, I'm connected to internet and in the download dont appear the KB/s.

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I have a few programs that i need to get rid of on XP Pro and reinstall due to instalation failures. they are usually where the installation gets 98% of the way and then falls over. I have gone into remove programsin the control panel and also uninstalled anything on the system i could find, even ran registry mechanic to see if that would help - no luck. i presume that when you install a program it writes a little file somewhere that records that you have already installed this file and so trying to reinstall sees this and says you already have this file on your system and wont install anything. can anyone help me here as to what i can do to get rid of these?

A:How to get rid of programs that just dont want to go away... to reinstall - XP

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I have a few programs that i need to get rid of on XP Pro and reinstall due to instalation failures. they are usually where the installation gets 98% of the way and then falls over. I have gone into remove programsin the control panel and also uninstalled anything on the system i could find, even ran registry mechanic to see if that would help - no luck. i presume that when you install a program it writes a little file somewhere that records that you have already installed this file and so trying to reinstall sees this and says you already have this file on your system and wont install anything. can anyone help me here as to what i can do to get rid of these?

A:How to get rid of programs that just dont want to go away... to reinstall - XP

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Okay so i recently had a Fake virus on my computer it was called Win security 2012 i got it removed.. its gone right and now i cant open ANY files that means the internet So i cant download nothing (if you suggest so)
so when i click on a file it says
Open with .
choose the program you want to use to open this file.
recommended programs: Adobe Reader/PowerDVD
And Other Programs (Which There Are None)
And it says Browse, & i picked another program and it does not work..
I Tried to Restore My Computer To the Original Setting But it Does Not Work
I have No Disc
I Have a : Acer Windows 7 Ultimate Laptop
I Tried Redoing it in safe zone It still Dont let me open any program (It says the same thing)


It sounds like the virus still may be on the system. Have you tried to log on as another user and does it do the same thing?

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When i try to open any kind of virus protecter it wont show. Internet explorer closes right away after i click on it. I have tried to have somone help me before and nothing came out of it. I guess i could post a log but i dont beleive anything would come out of it. Just weant to know if anyone has had similar problems before. Maybe if there is anyway to restore all of the most basic settings on the computer without erasing anything on it? I dont know if some one likes a goofd puzzle just ask me some questions about my problem if there are any you can think of. I just dont know where to start... Kinda want to erase everything and start fresh! Any type of input would be very helpfull

A:Some of my programs dont show

Have you tried system restore?

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Hi, i edited this message coz i figured a way to fix it. I would really like to thank you guys fo helping me out. If i hadnt surfed around, i wouldve just left the pc to the mutating bugs

Thank you so so much!!!! ))


A:Some programs dont work

Happy to hear you got it fixed.

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when ever i try to open itunes or firefox and almost all other applications it will say application not found or ask me to find it i tried starting in safe mode but it didnt work
i think the problem is from when i downloaded some music what can i do to fix this problem

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i recently upgraded to zonealarm pro, and when i did this, my list of programs in ZA nearly tripled, with a lot of files i dont recognize. there are a couple that kinda worry me, such as a program that is titled "run dll as a program". also i have been trying to get rid of a program called mobile phone tools, but in the add remove programs folder, it says that it is missing a dll file ao it cannot delete the program. another program bothering me is titled "persistence module" and its installed in my system folders so i havent done anything with it. i have the my way search assistant on my computer, but i could not erase it in safe mode. im not sure when all of this could have happened to get on my computer, because i am running all that yall have reccomended and then some.without too much extra reading heres my HJT log after all the scans come up clean:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:31:21 AM, on 3/13/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1&#... Read more

A:Seeing Programs I Dont Recognize

I actually do not see anything wrong here.Perform an onlinescan with Panda: (please use this scanner instead of any other scanner!)Panda Online- Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button- A new window will the Check Now button- Enter your Country- Enter your State/Province- Enter your e-mail address and click send- Select either Home User or Company- Click the big Scan Now button- If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it- It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a few minutes)- When download is complete, click on Local Disks to start the scan- When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location.Post the contents of the Panda scan report together a fresh HijackThis log

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I have been having this problem where after I login windows just sits there...
programs dont load at all.. i can click them too and nothing happens.. sometimes only my antivirus shows up in the upbox on the right side but other than that nothing..

After about 7 boot attempts it starts to work which is surprising!

This problem started 2 days ago.. so I thought it was my OS problem and reinstalled windows but the problem keeps coming back!
I feel like the Windows update restarts are causing it or something!

I have scanned my computer with malwarebytes and Avast with no results..

This is becoming REALLY annoying and i cant seem to find a good answer.

BTW I can boot into safemode

My specs are
windows 7 pro
BIOS a19
Intel Pentium dual CPU e2160 at 1.80ghz
4gb ram

A:Programs dont load after login!

Hi -What updates have you attempted to install that you think may be a problem ?? I note you do not say Win7 SP1 -Have you attempted to get Safe Mode, but select Last Known Good Config ?? Are you posting from the problem computer now ??Thank You -

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I've tried to follow all of the instructions as well as possible but some things are just unavoidable... i cannot run the two free virus scans because i use dial up and it takes 5 minutes just to load a page on this website let alone download that.. also on Spybot Search and Destroy, there are 18 items in which it cannot remove. even if i run it during startup or in safe mode. everything else comes out clean, or it has a few errors but they're deleted and then do not come up again.

The problem comes when trying to open files, it's a family computer and each person had their own login, some peoples logins are perfectly fine whereas others, including mine, will not allow any system folders such as my computer, or search, or any folder to open, it also doesn't allow internet explorer to work unless i right click and do run as... and then i do not get to visit all of the websites i would like such as my mail. Another issue is that no matter where i go, my documents does not exist, like when you go to C://documentsandsettings, my file doesnt exist? Also, all except for 1 of the various logins for people, do not allow the downloading of anything such as hijackthis. The download progress window opens, but the time remaining/speed and such things is blank and the status bar does not move, it then disappears and makes a noise as if an error has occured. I hope this is enough information to go off.

here is the hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan sav... Read more

A:programs dont open/disappear

sorry, i forgot to add that when trying to open programs from the desktop from the problematic logins such as my own, exporer.exe closes and only occasionally restarts itself, other times i have to manually restart it.

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I am having an issue where some of the programs I run dont fully initialize on Windows 7 64-Bit. Right now there are only 2 doing it and both are 32-bit, but I don't have very many programs installed so I can't say for absolute certainty that it is only 32-bit programs that are doing this but I am pretty sure it is. I have attached pictures of what happens for both programs:

and with WinAmp:

With WinAmp it isnt a big deal because when I switch tabs on the top (the ones that say Media, Video, Browser, and Visualization) and then back again the mouse cursor changes to the one with the arrow and blue circle and then finishes loading the rest of WinAmp. I am using the 64-bit version of Win7, just recently upgraded from 32-bit XP and never had this problem on XP. I have no idea what is causing this and haven't heard of it ever so I'm totally stumped. Any help/advice or even just info about what is going on would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

EDIT: If this is the wrong forum to be posting this in, sorry, it was the most appropriate one I could find.

A:Some 32-Bit Programs Dont Fully Load


The first thing you should do is go to this site and see if you are compatible with 64 bit.

Windows 7 Compatibility Center home

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My windows xp is loading everything really slow it will take my internet explorer 5 mins to come up and all my other programs are the same way can anyone help?

A:my xp loads programs slow dont know what to do

Sounds to me like you might have some spyware about ....what if any spyware programs do you have installed on your computer ??

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I recently got a new computer with Windows 8. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and it was causing me more problems than before, so finally I wiped everything off my computer and went back to Windows 8.

Now all of a sudden, it seems like everything that I have, I have to keep signing into it all the time.

Like when I restart my computer every morning, I have got to re-sign into my Gmail again.

Also, it seems like almost every time I just click on Internet Explorer, and I have Google as my home page, it asks me "Do you want this as your homepage?" I always click YES. I have it down as my home page. But it just keeps on asking me.

Secondly, so many of my programs won't work, it says they are "incompatible". My old ftp program wouldn't work so I bought a new one that said its compatible with Windows 8. It worked for a couple of weeks now all of a sudden it says it is incompatible.

I cannot afford this!

My html editor is incompatible, my ftp program is incompatible, my desktop bible program is incompatible.

Can anyone help me with these problems please?

Also one last thing, when I had to fill out all sorts of stuff when I first set this back to factory defaults, it was trying to make me have to use my Microsoft Account, so I had to create an account. Could this be causing these continuous signing in problems? and if so, is there a way to undo this?

A:I have to keep signing in and Programs dont work

Bibe - Toss out whatever you were using and try this:

Im using it now, it works on all windows versions. It's Modular, and they have a bunch of free modules. I never use anything but King James, and they have the Greek and Hebrew versions that you can install and see what it really says. Some of the more modern translations are way watered down, King James at least leaves the flavor of the original intent. They also have Thompson Chain refs and Treasury of Scripture Knowledge guides that you can install, before you download any addons read what it is, but they have bunches of free versions oad addons. Ive used hundreds of Bible Programs this is the best one, because it is just a reference, I care not for maps and pics and little noises, I just wanna see the words.

For FTP, I use SmartFTP but there are others, CuteFTP which has a free version. I think your FTP program, it may have an update, so go to the website of whoever made it, and check - They may offere it to you for free, but be prepared to pay at least a little something, usually they are not that costly.
I'll try to find more FTP alternatives for you, but try out Online-Bible, it's the best. As far as being kicked off your logins I highly suggest using an MS account and log in to your computer with THAT. I;ve never lost a login since I did it, and when I open IE or Chrome it remembers my credentials.

I think there are settings for Credentials in Windows, I'll have to l... Read more

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im on windows vista premium, i know nothingabout computers really and when ever i turn my computer on and open programs the say (not responding) and then the screen goes black and i cant run the task manager to end them. I have no idea what the proble is or how to fix it. please help

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Dont mean to post more than one thread at a time, but in partnership with my Tversity thread in media sharing, I recently had to completely install windows after having an immovable virus (didnt even know one existed!).

I formatted the drive completely, fresh install of Home premium (what a bargain - full version for ?50 in both 32-64 discs) and installed all my old programs, exactly like it was before.

Now Tversity doesnt work, but it did before. I have over 3tb of internal storage, filled with my own blu and dvd rips (my discs just sit there sulking nowadays) and i cannot access jack.

I was wondering if anyone else had issues following a fresh install?


A:New install, no different than my first, but some programs dont work..

Quote: Originally Posted by duke2k7


Dont mean to post more than one thread at a time, but in partnership with my Tversity thread in media sharing, I recently had to completely install windows after having an immovable virus (didnt even know one existed!).

I formatted the drive completely, fresh install of Home premium (what a bargain - full version for ?50 in both 32-64 discs) and installed all my old programs, exactly like it was before.

Now Tversity doesnt work, but it did before. I have over 3tb of internal storage, filled with my own blu and dvd rips (my discs just sit there sulking nowadays) and i cannot access jack.

I was wondering if anyone else had issues following a fresh install?


Its not the clean install, I am pretty sure of that. What is "Tveristy" and why is it necessary for accessing your rips?


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many programs and icons have changed to word i have no idea why i have read to use systems restore but the lastest date i have is amonth ago will this erase all my work from this month? is there any other way to do this? this all started when my son could not access word from his switched on schoolhouse program than every thing turned to word I don't know if he pressed something or not help me!!!

A:many programs and icons are in word dont know how they became like that

Each thing that was changed will have to be changed back separately. For each program type with new icons, you need to right-click and choose Open With to assign the default program that will open that file type.

You could try System Restore. Your personal files should be untouched (but put them in your Documents folder to insure that they are saved). SR restores the "system" and not anything else, and is also reversible if you don't like the results.

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i was on my computer and i opened my antivirus (name of antivirus is avast) and i did a compture virus scan and something came on the screen saying found virus or something like that and it showed me 3 things that where virus and i deleted them and now i cant open up any program only thing i can open up are some folders and my internet explorer. help me some one

A:i need help on my computer programs dont want to open up

Are you able to get on the Internet?
If so, first download Unhide.exe ( (by Grinler)
Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run."

Next, download DDS from one of these links:
Mirror 1 Mirror 2 Mirror 3Disable any script blocking protection
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt <--- will be minimized in the task tray

Save both reports to your desktop.
Include the contents of both logs in your next post.
The scan will instruct you to post Attach.txt as an attachment.

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Hello i hope u can look at my log; my laptop is a little slow, and startup porgrams dont load only the McAffe, i have to load Intel Wireless manually every time i change network and there are some entries i dont recognize :O1 - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: banamex.comO1 - Hosts: www.hacktheworld.comThank YOU!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 07:17:57 p.m., on 26/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\archivos de programa... Read more

A:Startup Programs Dont Load

Sorry for the delay. Print out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O1 - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: - Hosts: banamex.comO1 - Hosts: www.hacktheworld.comAfter you fix the entries, reboot your computer.Download Combofix to your desktop.

Doubleclick combofix.exe

Follow the prompts.Don't click on the window while the fix is running, because that will cause your system to hang.When finished, and after reboot if it asks for one, combofix will open again to gather the necessary information for the log. This may take a while so please be patient. When done, Combofix will close and a log should open called combofix.txt. Post the contents of this log in your next reply along with a new hijackthislog.Please do not post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask you to.

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I think this will be an easy one to answer. When i minimize programs they dont appear on the task bar and I cant see why.

A:Solved: Programs dont appear on the task bar

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My system crashed after SP2 and it basically reformatted my hard drive, I had more then 4 G's on my C drive and 19 G's on my D drive before the crash. Now, I have 1 G's left on my C drive. The problem is that whenever I want to unistall programs it gives me an error message saying it cant uninstall because it cant find files and it ends with the letters isu.

What does that mean and how can I uninstall the programs? I tried to use system restore but it doesnt let me go back to August. My SP2 was Sept 6 and I had no restore points the first few days.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Cant uninstall programs and I dont have any space

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i have a few tools that i use sometimes, but i tried to run them today and they just get that "this program has stoped responding error, checking for a solution" i have no idea why this is happeneing, anyone got any ideas?

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I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Home. I have downloaded all the windows updates and installed SP2. The problem is that while I can connect to the internet using IE, all of the other programs on my computer dont detect my internet connection, including Firefox. For example when I installed Microsoft Office I could not register it because it did not detect an internet connection. I am pretty sure that I installed all of the drivers and such from the Dell ResoureCD. Any help would be great.

Dimension 4600
XP Home SP2
2.8 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM

A:Programs dont recognize internet

Don't you by chance have a firewall installed which blocks outgoing requests for everything except IE?
What kind of internet connection are you using? (i.e. dial-up, DSL, ADSL, etc.)

Oh, and WELCOME to TSG!

What happens when the other programs don't detect my internet connection? Is there an error message?

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I use an old program in Win 7. ipdf explorer.

It allows me to manipulate pdfs. Pull out one page, or a subset of pages; add pages; make a 7 page pdf 7 1 page pdfs--all without altering the metadata or underlying structure of the pages.
When I try to install on Win 8.1 it says

Unsupported operating system, major=6, version=2.2, sp=0.0, type=1

I tried Compatibility mode to no avail. I tried some other programs but they either mess with the metadata (I'm looking at you Bullzip) or the quality of the pdf.

Any suggestions that don't involve paid Adobe products?

A:General Question: Programs that dont run in Win 8

You may need to install it on a Windows 7 Virtual Machine. I would ask on Windows 7 Forums where to download a legal image of Windows 7 Pro. VmWare Player can install the image to a Virtual Machine. Once you have it working you can install the software in the VM just as if it were running on Windows 7.

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as it says in the topic, my browser works fine but all other programs cannot connect to the internet. also windows firewall gives me error code 0xd69 and 0x80070424.

ive seen a topic on here with someone with the same issue but no solutions.

ive tried AV scans and windows repairs but none of them worked. i cant get windows to update either.

any help would be greatly appreciated. ill comply with any info requests to the best of my knowledge/ability.

A:Browsers work but all other programs dont.

What does/doesn't work if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking?

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I have complete internet capabilities. I'm connected can access my e-mail, skype works, I can download anything etc. BUT for some reason, certain programs will tell me that I am not connected to the internet. Its mostly games like WoW, and Cabal, but Itunes store does it as well and Vuze works, but i cant do a search through it for the same reason. Ive tried everything I can think of, Ive allowed these programs through every part of my firewall and then tried shutting my firewall completely off. No dice. I am about to resort to a system restore and if that doesn't work I'm going to take it to best buy and get it restored to nothing but Windows 7. Before I do that I figured I would ask the internet if anyone has had a similar issue and fixed it, or just has any ideas as to how to fix this. Please help, ive been dealing with this for awhile now and im starting to get desperate lol

A:I have Internet connection, but some programs think I dont

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for a while now I have had problems with my CD burner (with it not burning), it 1st started about April and I thought it was my CD burner, btw windows kept telling me I didnt have a cd burner), a few months go by and I finally order a DVD burner and I am so happy it worked ... for a day or so, but after a few more months I get a suggestion to try different software, and I did and it works... but only for certain programs though. I still cant figure it out and it is frustrating because sometime i want to use other programs to burn because itll be much easier or sometimes it just wont be what i want to do when i'm burning. out of curiosity i slapped my CD burner and it also works with the newer programs so instead of slapping band aids on it again I seriously just want to fix the real problem because its causing me enough headaches and i can see more probably coming down the line.

-My hardware device manager recognizes the name as samsung_dvd_burnerXXXX
-When i try just about anything it says (I do not have an available DVD burner)
-When I try the function check (dont remember real name off hand) in device manager it says 'device is working properly'

Will burn with:
Alcohol 120%
Nero 6.6

Will not burn with:
NTI CD Maker
Windows media player
default windows burning apps

would a re-install of windows help (its something I really dont want to do since my only option is to re-install WINxp on top of the pre-existing one since my backup HD isnt big enough to... Read more

A:Windows And Certain Programs Dont Recognize I Have A Dvd Burner

Go start/control panel/ task manager/performance and maintenance/system/hardware/device manager. Look under dvd/cd rom drives. Does the drive have a yellow or red mark against it?

Try uninstalling the device by right clicking and choosing uninstall. Reboot the computer and let windows find the "new" device and install the drivers for it.

If that doesn't work, go to the manufacturer's web-site and see if there are updated drivers for the drive.

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ok so i have been on windows 7 32 bit for like 3 weeks and its all been fine and i have done some tweaks when i first got it (like a week into it) and it was working even better but now starting yesterday things dont respond for a quick second on the worst timeing... like when i want to exit out of somthing i have to click it for like 20 seconds... i posted a video to show you everything it does... you can see when im trying to exit out of firefox it takes me like 20 seconds cuz it doesent respond right b4 i click it and then respond when im done clicking and the hole page blinks and a bunch of crap... and this just started so its not like my computer is slow but this is just getting very anoying

YouTube - capture-1.avi

A:[SOLVED] programs dont respond for a quick second

i just did a system restore hope it doesent happen again tho

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Help me plz guys, i dont know what's happening, lately my pc when i leave it on standby for like an hour or i have many programs open for alot of time things start disapearing, like the start on the start button disappears icons disappear, programs wont open all give errors, even ctrl+alt+del wont work and after i reboot all becomes good again, its so wierd, plz help me.

Heres the hijackthis log,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:34:03, on 25-09-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programas\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Programas\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Programas\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe
C:\Programas\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Programas\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
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A:Help plz, graphics failure and programs dont open

Hello, viperchaos
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
Two reports will open, copy and paste t... Read more

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if you see programs that are not working and you got it to work,,, please state
not working programs
Ad-Aware SE Personal
working programs
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14
Adobe Reader 7
Windows Live Messenger
Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0 just doest stay installed or couldnt register it
programs needed to run in xp compatible mode
Command & Conquer Generals wont go online
Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour wont go online

A:please list programs that do or dont work on vista

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if you see programs that are not working and you got it to work,,, please state
not working programs
Ad-Aware SE Personal
working programs
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14
Adobe Reader 7
Windows Live Messenger
Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0 just doest stay installed or couldnt register it
programs needed to run in xp compatible mode
Command & Conquer Generals wont go online
Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour wont go online

A:please list programs that do or dont work on vista

well, i use itunes, and have only run into one problem. can't use ratings in smart playlists, can't select the number of stars. steam and the hl2 games run fine. so does bf2. msts runs, but does not save the settings at all. powervcr2 has issues. right after installing it, it all worked, but after a couple of restarts, the tv tuner no longer works, but it still uses the video input fine. nero express works as far as i can tell. i have had no issues with autocad 2000. epson cd print works fine. thats about all i've used it for right now. i do everything else on my mac.

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Running windows 8  i look at the control panel - firewall - allow/block an app through firewall. None of my security programs need firewall access (Mbam anti-exloit, zemana antilogger, and Winpatrol nor my on demand scanners Mbam or super antispyware).  Can someone please tell if i should give them this access and if not why wouldnt they need it? I always thought them running as admin would give them this access.

A:security programs dont need firewall access.

Hello there,Running windows 8  i look at the control panel - firewall - allow/block an app through firewall. None of my security programs need firewall access (Mbam anti-exloit, zemana antilogger, and Winpatrol nor my on demand scanners Mbam or super antispyware).  Can someone please tell if i should give them this access and if not why wouldnt they need it? I always thought them running as admin would give them this access.Security solution like MBAM definitely need firewall access in order to update their database.Running as administrator does not immediately grant firewall access to these programs - you need to set rules for them to work.Hope this helps.Regards,Alex

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I am having a problem with my computer that my application wont recognize my dvd drives at all. I could see the dvr drives on my computer but when trying to burn a movie on my dvd santa software or any program that uses a dvd drive wont wont work. Is there anything that i did wrong or something that its causing my programs from not reading the dvd drives. Can anyone help on this please any questions about it let me know i tried to explain it as much as I can

Thank you very much

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hallo all,

laptop keyb packed up. Win Xp pro sp3 - couldn't use my expensive video editing program. (discs are 2000miles away)

what i did to try to solve it
bought tower pc - install win xp pro sp3 with two partitions C+D. Then took it to shop and asked chap to copy laptop to partition D. Alas! my expensive program wont run.

what have i done wrong? - should i install XP on partition D also but then i need a dual start at fire-up time. Or just one partition and copy laptop to it? I did not ask how chap in shop copied laptop to pc - i thought it needed a cross-over cable and software that says - copy. The two machines have different hard drives - does that matter or only the way the file systems are set up - fat32/ntfs,etc?

Not a megaproblem but would like to preserve my laptop as is, albeit transferred to the pc.

any ideas?



A:Solved: laptop programs dont run after transfer to pc

You can't just simply transfer the contents from the laptops hdd to the desktop and still be able to run the programs. They need to be installed to the desktop not just copied to.

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as title says are there any programs i can use with Skype that mute when i don't talk?

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I decided to try to free up some space on my computer so i went through the usual... deleting unwanted programs, disc cleanup, defrag... when i came back in the defrag was taking too long so i cancelled it deciding i would finish it later (i never heard cancelling a defrag early would cause problems). i also let the annoying "windows has a critical update it would like to install" install in my computer (usually i ignore them)

i came back to my computer later to listen to some mp3s. i use MusicMatch jukebox as my default. clicking on the icon a few times didnt open the program and neither did clicking on an mp3 file. i tried to open windows media player, which opened, but a few seconds later was "not responding". my msn will start to go through the motions of signing in, but then will also go to "not responding". my internet explorer works but only sometimes... and then my windows explorer didnt want to work all the time. i restarted in safe mode to pull a few important things off the computer before it got worse and then restarted again. norton anti virus started having problems with the internet worm software.

so i tried system restore... but almost every restore point will not work. It goes through the motions, restarts, and then states that it was unable to restore to that point. in the last month i only found two that would complete, Jan 1st and the last restore point immediately before the problems (labled as the windows update install)... Read more

A:75% Of Programs Dont Work After Updates And Defrag

Hello and welcome,

Couple of questions,
1 what security setup are you using?
2 how many processes are running in the taskmanager?

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While its great (build 7100 x64) but till now "most" portable programs work but some don't work in windows 7, they work fine on Vista though.

Any clue how to make them work or whats stopping them from working?

A:portable programs dont work in windows 7

which apps did you use ?
Which compatibility shims were used ?

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(This is in another post but I couldn't edit it so I am reposting with another subj line.)

I use the weather channel desktop alert thing. How can I make it so Windows always allows the program to work, and I don't get one of those WINDOWS NEEDS YOUR PERMISSION FOR THIS PROGRAM TO ACCESS YOUR PC alerts. I click 'allow, i trust this' but I keep getting it.

A:How can you make it so certain programs dont need 'permission' anymore?

Originally Posted by eknirb

(This is in another post but I couldn't edit it so I am reposting with another subj line.)

I use the weather channel desktop alert thing. How can I make it so Windows always allows the program to work, and I don't get one of those WINDOWS NEEDS YOUR PERMISSION FOR THIS PROGRAM TO ACCESS YOUR PC alerts. I click 'allow, i trust this' but I keep getting it.

To the best of my knowledge, the UAC (User Account Control) can not be selectively changed to allow some programs to run and not others. It's a built in security feature of Vista. While not recommended, the UAC can be disabled. I would recommend leaving it on, but if you want to try running your system with it disabled, you can find the instructions here: User Account Control (UAC)

Let us know how this works out for you.

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Hi im new to this site and im hoping someone here can help me. Last night, wile playing League of Legends, i experienced a "Blue Screen of Death" and my computer shut down. After turning the computer back on as normal, my firefox, League of Legends and my Norton security would not open. My computer tells me it is at risk because i dont have a wonrking virus protection, incuding windows defender. i Downloaded Malwarebytes (free) and scanned my computer, it did not come up with anything. i then restored my computer a month or so back, no changes. im hoping someone can tell me what to do because im stumped.

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My nephew came to my house today asking to fix his laptop for him, but this is way above my head, there is so much wrong I dont even know where to start.

First of all does not work on his laptop, at first it didn't open so I tried with cmd.
With cmd it did work but it does not create the text files.

His complaint was that GTA wouldn't start anymore and his microsoft office wouldn't start anymore.
I started with the GTA, My guess is that it was a driver issue, the error was:
GTA cannot find audio card installed. (windows sounds do work

So I tried to download the drivers on his laptop(now he mentions IE does not start anymore) Chrome, gives a failed to download message whenever I try to download something.
I downloaded it on my computer, install didn't work.
I tried opening dxdiag, didn't work. as a sollution I found I had to use exefix.reg.
This gave an error again. To fix this I had to update my dirextX. the install does not work.

So at this point I'm scratching my eyeballs out.

If you have any idea what would cause this, any help would be much appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:59:19, on 15/09/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Appl... Read more

A:Programs dont work, files wont open.


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My pc is acting a bit strange.

1. Some programs that usually work (for this example, RegCleaner) open and are clearly seen as running when looking at processes on windows task manager (ctrl+alt+delete) but do not run on my desktop and are inaccessible by me.

2. Also, some windows do not open when links are clicked (not in IE, just in other programs = A prime example of this is when right clicking on msn to view someones profile. The window doesnt open.

However these problems are only fairly recent (within the last 2months of activity). Spyware checks seem to have no problem?

Im stuck and its annoying.

Thanks for any help

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Hello. I was infected with the XP Antivirus 2012 virus. I found the execute file in my local settings (SXA.exe). I manually deleted this which I am finding might have been a mistake. Now none of my major programs will open (Word, Excel, IE). I either get an application not found or it prompts me to choose which program to use to open the word.exe file. Thoughts??

A:Deleted XP antivirus 2012 and now programs dont open

Hello and welcome. I moved this from XP to Am I Infected.You probably still have malware and perhaps more SHeur2.SXA files.We made need to Restore that file if yhing sdont improve after these.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Devices List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing hap... Read more

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well from one day to another the comp has messed up all the icons have a whit square with a blue arrow and the only way i can open is if i right click and choose open as admin.... and when i try doing some stuff that ive heard on google to do it tells me somthing like no access but im running as administrator please help please!!!!!!!!

A:icons dont work and most programs wont open help mee

Hi lpmode

You could try the tutorial listed here:
Icon Cache - Rebuild

Hope this helps and regards

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hi guy

i recenlty build a custom pc, with this specs: P4, 3.0GHZ,abit A17 motherboard, 1026 of ram, ati radeon x700, 2 H.D of 80 gb each. i follow all the steps that the manual said, when i turn on the pc he suddenly shut off without made any beeps, when i put the jumper of the cmos in clear, works perfect, but when i put again the jumper of the cmos in default he do the same thing. I rebuild my pc 7 times but again i fail,is anything wrong with the setup of the cmos? or is that i damaged the motherboard? or what the heck happen? thanks guys for any help.


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Helow Notebook dont start up fout code inaccessible boot device

A:Dont start up

Hi, Shutdown the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Diagnostic Menu option ( f2 ) and run the tests on the Hard Drive. Post back with the results, including any error codes that may be generated. Can you also post back with the full Model No. and Product No. of your notebook - see Here for a guide on locating this information. Regards, DP-K

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Please be patient with me as I am computer illiterate. A few weeks ago I started receiving a message stating that my windows installer was not working properly. I downloaded from microsoft installer 3.1 , however it did not seem to fix the problem. I have run numerous antivirus scans on my computer norton, trend-micro site , etc... and have not received a single virus confirmation. However the problem has become much worse.

1. I am unable to add or remove programs,. The list populates but it seems as though the add/remove option is frozen .I can highlight a program but nothing after that. The other options on that screen , ie add remove hardware do function.

2.I no longer have a start bar or icon tray . I have adjusted settings, right clicked the screen, changed the background etc... but it is still MIA . I am almost positive the toolbar was locked so I think this indicitative of the bigger problem.

3. I can only run programs through task manager (new task option)

4. When I search through yahoo, I receive a browser sending bad request error. Also I can not delete messages or compose through my yahoo account.

5. I have tried to download the xp service pack 2 ( hoping it would help) . However the IE screen is blank when I link through to the download , the bar at the bottom of the IE window says ' done" . I believe I had at least started the download once but Am not sure wether or not it was successful after that.

6. Microsoft word now responds that I can n... Read more

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Howdy!I have an Z510 with an i7 Everything went great until yesterday ... I plug in and no load control even as I tried to start anything surpriseI left all night or morning did not start!the next day I tried another charger and still nothingMy other laptop charger goes into my laptop but do not want to load! what advice I could get or What to do?

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ok so i have been looking around for a gaming pc, and i dont want to build one myself as i simply dont know how. anyway my search brought me to and they have a AMD pc that starts at a low $639. but here is my problem, looking through what i can customize and change on the internals, i really dont even know what is what. there are just so many processors and gpu that i dont know what im looking at. so i was wondering if anyone on here would be willing to help me out, and customize the pc. i want it to be under about say 800 or 850, and i can do all the lighting and the sound reduction, just need the main internals. that will run games on the market now and for a yer or two untill i can upgrade. thanks

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My system crashes. often. most reliably it crashes when i am playing diablo 2 on battlenet. it could go an hour, or maybe 3 minutes. it seems to go the busier the scenes are, though sometimes crashes when nothing is going on. sometimes it just reboots, sometimes the game just crashes and i can restart again right away.
i upgraded my video card and the crashes are still happening.
also, stable programs like yahoo msgr crash with a "yahoo messenger has a problem and needs to close now" window. control panel, my computer, random system software hangs up and needs to be closed via task manager (program not responding).
sometimes "services and apps" goes awry and i get a window telling me to save my work in 60 secs because it's about to reboot.
i reformatted not long ago. also i defrag, and scan for everything religiously (ad-ware too, i run all the major programs). i have 4 fans and the hard drive is sitting under the air conditioner.

A:Need help and dont know where to start.

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usually leave my computer on, but a couple of weeks ago went on a trip and shut it down. On return it just wont boot. Have two hard drives od same cable they have been on for two years, but bios doesnt detect either one of them and doesnt detect my CD drive.
keep getting hard drive failure message. I have the windows CD disk, but with Cd drive not detected, dont know where to start.
Any ideas??

A:dont know where to start

your hard drive might be dead :

1. open your computer case and make sure the cables are snug and check if the hard drives spins when your turn on the computer.

2. go to your bios and change the setting on your hd's to none

reboot and then go back in to the bios and see if it can find the hd - auto detect

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i'm getting ok speeds as far as loading programs and basic computer tasks go, but my internet speed is slow as Christmas. i looked at my netstat -na and when i open up a browser window to even google or something like that i get 2 established connections at least on the same port (80)

im not positive its something on my computer that is slowing me down but i've spent 2 days with tech support calls to charter, they say its fine on their end.

also i've ran 2 or 3 virus scans (free online ones and DLable ones) and about 3 or 4 different spyware removal programs.

i really wish i could give you guys more info to help me out here, but i dont know where to start! can anyone get me moving along on solving this speed problem?

A:dont know where to start.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:00:03 AM, on 6/23/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] "C:\Windows\system32\msconfig.exe" /auto
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [HijackThis startup scan] C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe /startupscan
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:09 AM, on 2/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Audio Deck\EnMixCPL.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Techn... Read more

A:My computer just stop working at times and dont let me open programs

Now some time my computer sutting off bye it self and when i first come on the computer and i turn it on i type in the password it opens to my desktop then shuts off.

Please I need help ASAP befor i can turn it on any1 more

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I use the theme Non|Step II for LiteStep and think its the most beautiful thing ive ever seen. However, I dont think the theme is compatible with Nvidia or at least its past few drivers. I cant run Cyberlink DVD player or ATI TV (used for capturing halo) withought getting a black screen where the video should be (sound works fine). However when I revert to default skin or explorer as shell, all is good. I love Non|Step II and would much rather find a way to work these apps with it then to have to chose a new skin. If anyone knows how to make this type of video compatible with Non|Step II please help! I would appreciate it very much.

P.S. Sorry if there was a better place to post this, this is my first post here.

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Hi everyone!

So here goes another post from someone who mysteriously just showed up at your forums with this being his first contribution Anyhow, I am absolutely clueless about what to do besides wiping the system, its that annoying. The sheer multitude of problems made it impossible for me to find any useful info on the web:/ If anyone has an idea id be very thankful. Oh btw, Im a computer science major so talk nerdy to me, I think I can take it

Here goes:
Since about 2 days ago, my system (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise) comes up with all sorts of funny crashes and stutters in some games, unresponsivenes in other programs and at times downright ignores when I want to start a program. In detail:

- Firefox: Temporarily unresponsive (greyed out)
- Warcraft 3: Crashes from menu and game, seemingly at random. Cannot kill the process afterwards with task manager or process explorer, gotta reboot.
- Bioshock: Stutters and hangs as early as in the first Logo screens and videos. Stutters last for about 5-10 secs, then game commences as normal for about the same amount of time, then more stutters. I checked procexp with the game windowed and it shows that the Bioshock.exe goes from ~60% cpu usage when acting normal to 3% and lower during the stutters. No other process is using the cpu time though, it just goes up and down every few seconds, letting the idle process have its share without anything else happening. At least killing the exe works as intended.
- Other program... Read more

A:Server 2008: programs dont open/stutter/crash, at my wit's end

Oh well, no links for newbs, I guess thats a sensible rule

Attached the log.

Thanks again for any suggestions!

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I notice the computer crashed when I donwloaded Net Tools.

I did the AVG scan.. Found like 56 HIGH virus.. mostly trojans.. & did the spybot check too.. in SAFE MODE>.

im typing this post on my cpu.. my infected LAPTOP..

it goes & works normally.. then a BLUE screen pops up & says it most restart to avoid problems.. happens to fast.. cant catch it..

& its hard to catch Safe Mode.. I press f9 all the time.. i have hi jack installed to..

Please help thank you,


A:Laptop Dont Start Up..

HI JACK THIS LOG::Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:30, on 2007-05-26Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\HijackThis\abc.bat.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = actsvr.comcastonline.comO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [XGIWatchDog] C:\Program Files\XGI\XWatDog.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RegServer] regserve.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Trirot] Trirot.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -bootO4 - HKLM\..\R... Read more

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My laptop dose on t start

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Hi Guys,

Weird thing happening to my PC, P4-3.6GHZ, 1GB Ram, P4PBL Intel MainB. 250 GB HD.
When i press the power button the hard drive seek light stays on, never goes off. ThePC wont start up, and the green indicator light on the monitor keeps flashing.

Tried changing the graphics card, memory module. Nothing.

Checked the battery, No visible signs of corrosion to Main Board.

But, when i remove the memory modules and re-seat them the machine comes on for about 15-20min then just switches off. Same thing happens again.

Any help????

Thanks again

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alrighty so i turned on my computer in the morning and worked on it then turned it off properly. then i went to school. then when i got back i tried to get on it and it trys to load windows and it says
sorry for the inconvience or something then says something else, lol that doesnt make any sense but it gives me like a 20 sec time limit to make a choice
then it gives me a list of stuff that i can do ex: safe mode, last known configuration, and if u try any of that stuff it just restarts back to the starting screens of my computer. then i restarted and it does it again

whats up with this

o yah i just reformatted like a week ago

i loaded everythingn properly and everything

A:Computer dont start

Ok, so it says something, then and then says something else???? Like what the hell does that mean?? lol, no offense. :razz:

If you formatted then make sure all the drivers are working properly and also your hook up, either Ethernet or USB. Later......

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hii guys few days ago my cd rom stop working then i bought and intalled new cd rom, i have win7 and win xp in win 7 it automatically asked me to fix the problem and it automatically fixed it but in xp it says to start win normally or safe mode ,etc but when i select any option my pc restarts i think this problem is due to new hardware that i have installed that is new cd rom

pls guys help me

thanx in advance...

A:win xp dont start may be due to i have just intall a new cd rom

Check the jumper on the new cddrive . . is it SATA or IDE?

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Getting all kinds of weirdness. System acts finicky when Im around system 32. Wont let me change permissions, and other things. Would appreciate some help. Thanks...

A:Need help with a vius. Dont know where to start...

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error mess \windows\system32\config\system corrupt or missinh

anyway to bypass and open system in safe modes to restore to previous working system?

Any helpwould be most appreciated

A:Dont have xp start up disk

This is the MS outlined method:

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I have a laptop of sony vaio .I installed win 7 proffesonal 64 bit on it.
Now i face a problem.
My laptop is when goes to windows logo after starting ,it stops and windows startup repair is start.
But when startup repair is start ,it runs for the few minutes ands windows automatically shut down .
This occurs many times .
I try system resore,memory diagonostics etc but again it runs for few minutes and shutdown immediately


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ok here is the situation:

My buddy has a virus which he got from letting his little brother use the pc for who knows what, and when he logged in the next time he used the pc his wallpaper had changed to a picture saying that his privacy is in danger and he needs to download some software to fix it but it hid a bunch of shortcuts on his desktop and blocked a lot of stuff, an i tried to connect wirelessly and i cant even get the wireless thing to work like everything is jus frozen

so i honestly jus need a place to start like i have been fixin up PCs using your forums for awhile now so i have learned pretty much but now i dont even no where to start on this one....

so i will appreciate the help that you all give

A:need serious guidance....dont no where to start?


Originally Posted by makinu1der2


I recommend that you post in the malware/virus forum

As was already mentioned, follow the instructions in the above link and post the requested logs.

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First of all i'd like to thank who ever for their time and helping me! Now for the problem..

I think my there is some sort of backdoor thing that's hauling in a ton of mal/spy/whatever there is on my pc. To be more specific
AVG reports: Trojan Horse Generic28.anic, BackDoor.Generic15.axla and TDSSKiller reports Virus.Win64.ZAcces.a in services.exe.

This alone should be problematic enough and I think this is causing a wide range of other problems.

1) I can't seem to run any Windows Updates (can't open in Control Panel, not listed in services and cant manually add registry keys to make it appear?)
2) Google searches are randomly redirecting me to other sites also I have the feeling my browsers are being run through a proxy or something because opening (for example takes a good 20-30 seconds) where as it's usually 1 or 2.
3) Started recently, some addware Text Enhance is loaded in Firefox. (already checked extensions and it's no where to be found)
4) Also recently in all my browsers (even after complete reinstall) my cookies seem to have been disabled? Even when they are obviously enabled in the Options menu.

Really hope this makes any sense and someone is willing and able to help me!
Thanks in advance

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: ... Read more

A:Lot of issues dont really know where to start.

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Hello, i am jus at odds about this computer. I have done a restore, reformat, re, re , re and still the same thing. I believe tht its in my restore system. I have no restore points what so eva. I have restored using tha disk and still it takes at least 2 days 2 complete. While doing this with the disk I noticed that a program called "pc angel creator was being installed. Dont know if thats legit or not. I have had numerous of trojans, at times 5 or more. I have now downloaded commodo firewall and dont know how to configure it. Every thing I download is either not started or has been infected while downloading. I have ran numerous of programs but find nothing. Spyware Forum suggested that I contact you. Since then I have had to use disk to format all over again. But I believe its in the restore system. Same thing keep happening. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:41:45 PM, on 1/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC: ... Read more

A:I need help ASAP and dont know where to start

I just want to make note of this, that something is writing to tha disk!? Whateva that means. My firewall is alerting that a program was writing to disk and I just denied that program but cant remember which program. I am trying to hit all issues so we can pin point the problem.

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My laptop dose on t start

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where to start? hmmmmm?i viewed the preparation guide and because of the problems i am having am unable to 1. use disk clean up- i will open and get as far as scanning-compress old files and will not continue beyond that even if left on2. i was unable to install either firewall recommended by bleeping for unknown reasons3. my comp often shuts down in the middle of working message is- shut down initiated by NTauthority/system4. spybot often has pop ups that say- important registry changedcategory- winlogonchange- value changedentry- shell5. i have this virus- w32/sdbot.worm and win32/virut and and vundo6. many trojans(generic, backdoor, etc)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:06:20 PM, on 8/13/2008Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:I Have So Many Problems, I Dont Know Where To Start

Hi,where to start? hmmmmm?i viewed the preparation guide and because of the problems i am having am unable to1. use disk clean up- i will open and get as far as scanning-compress old files and will not continue beyond that even if left on2. i was unable to install either firewall recommended by bleeping for unknown reasons3. my comp often shuts down in the middle of working message is- shut down initiated by NTauthority/system4. spybot often has pop ups that say-important registry changedcategory- winlogonchange- value changedentry- shell5. i have this virus- w32/sdbot.worm and win32/virut and and vundo6. many trojans(generic, backdoor, etc)This is unfortunately a game over situation and I suggest you format and reinstall Windows. Also, your Windows was UNPATCHED! You didn't even have Service Pack 1 installed, so no wonder your computer is so severly infected.Please read these links:Unpatched Windows PCs fall to hackers in under 5 minutes Removal - Where to draw the line

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Alright, lets begin by saying that no, I dont run around downloading "extra ram" or "free minecraft diamond hacks". This is on my gaming PC, and I usually only update drivers and download games from steam.

So, first, lets begin by saying it appears windows cannot access information about my hardware, and show them all as "Not available". Although, sysinfo and similar programs can read it just fine.

The issues started around a year ago when my computer starting waking itself up from sleep mode at nighttime. I went into the cmd, using the command "powercfg -lastwake", which lead me to believe that automatic checks for updates were the cause of the random wakes at night. I went into task schedule and changed everything that had anything to do at night to only activate after pc has been on for 30 min, or at log on.

This solved the issue for around a month or two, then it started happening again, only this time powercfg is showing "Wake history -0".

Then an automatic windows update shut my computer off, but ended with a message saying "Windows couldnt install updates, reverting changes" which also I didnt mind because 18 out of the 19 updates were "preparations" for windows 10.
Due to this issue, I ONLY use sleep mode as it takes around 30 minutes for the proccess to finish. But about 3 months ago, I noticed I didnt have any internet connection after waking the computer up from sleep mode, requiring... Read more

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Well, this is my first post, and never thought I'd be doing this... but I've ran into a computer problem that I cant fix on my own (I'm highly proficient with PCs, and myself have worked in IT, and am now a programmer).

This is really frustrating to not be able to solve this one on my own. I will probably end up having to reformat & reinstall, but I thought I'd try this first. I really dont want to have to reformat, as I just got windows the way I like it (again), and I have a 1.5TB hard drive that is full (with no way to backup 500gb of that).

Anyways, I dont even know where to begin, as there are so many infections. I've done all the usual (multiple times in and out of safe mode): run hijackthis, combofix, manually cleaned out the registry, swept my hard drive for suspicious files, (attempted) online virus scans, etc etc etc.

Its been about 3 weeks now since I was last able to use my desktop. PLEASE let me know what is needed to get started. The files that APPEAR to be giving the most problems are reader_s.exe and services.exe ... but thats only the half of it. I was somehow able to get to the final step of trendmicro housecall online virus scan (before something shut it down), and it had informed me of over 20 distinct malwares/viruses in over 2000 files! Like I said, its a mess. I dont know how many I have taken care of myself, but some just keep coming back anyways. HELP!

A:so many viruses, I dont know where to start

There are some very nasty infections running thru lately and one new variant that so damages system files it cannot be repaired.

I would suggest moving the hard drive to another computer and salvaging data there.

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Beware Im a beginner and am new to the site.Ok It all started after a bad storm it cut my power off an on a couple times one of the times my computer was shut down i unplugged the power cord to my computer cause every time the power would come back on my computer would automatically turn on. Power was shut down for 3 hours. Once power was restored i plugged the computer back in after loading i discovered my USBs dont work. None of them.

Searching for a solution i somehow downladed a bunch of viruses that are seriously messing with me. Ok so computer is not slowed or crashing it froze up once after i got the virus but is running pretty normally but with a bunch of added annoyences.

I occasionally get redirected when searching in google.. Hearing a radio show or AD coming from the computer but i would have no programs running and internet off I dont think it is a radio signal ive had the same speakers an theyve never picked it up before an i have not moved.. I tried to install the programs you suggested but it would not run the installer after installation.. I use AVG and spybot.. Spybot will not open an is showing me the same registry entry:

8/22/2009 3:21:02 PM Denied (based on user decision) value "Windows System Recover!" (new data: "C:\DOCUME~1\MAINUS~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\notepad.exe")
8/22/2009 2:57:12 PM Denied (based on user decision) value "Windows System Recover!" (new data: "C:\DOCUME~1\MAINUS~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\debug.exe")
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A:So many problems dont know where to start!

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I have a c++ for dummies 4th edition book, this is informative but still goes beyond me(i dont learn as fast as a computer can). Like 20 pages in it was already talking about binaries and "cout" and i dont know what is going on. What i dop know is i want to learn c++ badly. Also i tried to copy a simple text disply program from a site to see if it would work in my djgpp rhide cimpilation device which came with the book. This didnt work. Does spacing, tabbing, entering, or any of that matter in entering in code of sorts? Again i know alot about computers and the like, but c++ is too vast to start somewhere on my own. i need some help.

A:I dont know where to start learning c++

The original "Coronado Enterprises" C and C++
tutorials (with source code examples) are good.
You can download both (including the examples)
zipped in one file here:

Beginners should start with the "C" tutorial.

Cheers, Mac

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