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any harm of formatting a computer regularly

Q: any harm of formatting a computer regularly

if i format my computer after every 3 months.is there any kind of harm to my computer hardwares or system performance

A: any harm of formatting a computer regularly

There sould not be any harm formatting your Hard driver now and than. only problem is that you loose all your files, reinstall all your drivers and programs.

It souldn't harm the system performance

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A:What is this mrt.exe._p ..will it harm my computer

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can you update the adw cleaner I have tried to use the one through you have here and my computer says that it will harm my computer help me please

A:adw cleaner will harm my computer

Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs and specialized fix tools (like AdwCleaner), may at times be detected by some anti-virus and anti-malware scanners as suspicious, a Risk Tool, Hacking Tool, Potentially Unwanted Program, a possible threat or even Malware (virus/trojan) when that is not the case. This occurs for a variety of reasons to include the tool's compiler, the files it uses, whether files are compressed or packed, what behavior (routines, scripts, etc) it performs, any registry strings it may contain and the type of security engine that was used during the scan. Other legitimate files which may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access for scanning but often trigger alerts by anti-virus software.When flagged by an anti-virus or security scanner, it's because the program includes features, behavior or files that appear suspicious or which can potentially be used for malicious purposes. Compressed and packed files in particular are often flagged as suspicious by security software because they have difficulty reading what is inside them. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. It means it has the potential for being misused by others or that it was simply detected as suspicious or a threat due to the security program's heuristic analysis engine which provides the ability to detect possible new variants of malware. Anti-virus scanners cannot distin... Read more

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A while back, I had to take my computer to my univeristy's ResNet to get it fixed because I couldn't gain access to it because I thought someone hacked into it and changed my password (I was wrong). When I got my computer back, it had a bunch of different anti-virus softwares on it, one of which was ComboFix. I am unsure about this program. What exactly does it do, and does it pose any danger to my computer? I'm worried that when I connect to my external hard drives, all my data will be lost on them. Is this possible?Edit: Moved topic from General Security to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:What is ComboFix and can it do any harm to my computer

ComboFix is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. As such, no one should be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer.
 
 
:Uninstall ComboFix:

turn off all active protection softwarepush the "windows key" + "R" (between the "Ctrl" button and "Alt" Button)please copy and past the following into the box ComboFix /Uninstall and click OK.Note the space between the X and the /Uninstall, it needs to be there.

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I was told by a reasonably knowledgeable person that it's best not to play online jigsaw puzzles because it is hard on one's computer. I used to enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles on the computer and wonder if there is truth to this advice. He said there is so much involved in making an online jigsaw puzzle function that this would wear out the computer faster than with other use. I'd appreciate any comment from a technologically savvy person. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Solved: Will this harm my computer?

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Sleep, stand by or hibernate?

First of all - I have a laptop. I dont quite get the difference between all three. What I normally do is, when I want to go for a few hours, I just close my laptop, and thats it. Then after I get home I open it again to be used. Overnight, though, I just simply shut it down.

Question is, what I did above - is it called standby or sleep?

Forgetting my method above, what is the best way that will do minimum harm to my computer yet saves most energy? Is it sleep standby or hibernate?
Thank you Bleepingcomputer people

A:Which one will do minimum harm to my computer

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player?the computer immediately stops what it?s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working.

Hibernation is a power-saving state designed primarily for laptops. While sleep puts your work and settings in memory and draws a small amount of power, hibernation puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. Of all the power-saving states in Windows, hibernation uses the least amount of power. On a laptop, use hibernation when you know that you won't use your laptop for an extended period and won't have an opportunity to charge the battery during that time.

Hybrid sleep is designed primarily for desktop computers. Hybrid sleep is a combination of sleep and hibernate?it puts any open documents and programs in memory and on your hard disk, and then puts your computer into a low-power state so that you can quickly resume your work. That way, if a power failure occurs, Windows can restore your work from your hard disk. When hybrid sleep is turned on, putting your computer into sleep automatically puts your computer into hybrid sleep. Hybrid sleep is typically turned on by default on desktop computers.

That is from Microsoft.com. Standby is the hybrid sleep mode. On a Windows based co... Read more

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what should i do to fix that attack? its pretty nastyComboFix 09-04-14.09 - Vibhu 04/14/2009 16:11.4 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.388 [GMT -4:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\My Documents\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-03-14 to 2009-04-14 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-04-14 22:15 . 2009-04-14 22:15 1020928 ----a-w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Application Data\pcdefender.exe2009-04-14 18:53 . 2009-04-14 18:53 330 ----a-w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Application Data\asd.bat2009-04-10 22:47 . 2009-04-10 22:47 -------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Application Data\acccore2009-04-10 22:46 . 2009-04-10 22:46 -------- d-----w c:\documents and settings\Vibhu\Local Settings\Application Data\AOL OCP2009-04-10 22:41 . 2009-04-10 22:46 -------- d-----w c:\program files\AIM62009-04-01 17:13 . 2009-04-01 17:13 -------- d-----w c:\windows\system32\XPSViewer2009-04-01 17:13 . 2009-04-01 17:13 -------- d-----w c:\program files\Reference Assemblies2009-04-01 17:13 . 2008-07-06 12:06 89088 -c----w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\filterpipelineprintproc.dll2009-04-01 17:13 . 2008-07-06 12:06 575488 -c----w c:\windows\system32\dllcache\xpsshhdr.dll2009-04-01 17:13 . 2008-07-06 12:06 575488 ------w c:�... Read more

A:Firewall blocked, pop-ups of computer in harm

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

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All Google searches from around 8:30 to 9:30AM Central Time USA - had the link:
"This site may harm your computer"
I was at first wondering if all sites caught malware.
But thinking more likely - Google security - was adjusted too tightly.

Anyone else see this?
I went to a second computer - to verify that the same issue existed.
It did - so was not malware on a particular computer.

At aprox. 9:40 AM CST - the "This site may harm your computer" link had been removed.

Thanks,

Chronk

A:Google - This site may harm your computer

Sorry,

I did not see the first post.

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Okay, It only started about half an hour randomly. But I tried searching something on google and all the results came up with this site will harm your computer and wouldn't let me on them. So I tried a number of different searches and they all came up the same. What's happening and how do I fix it! Please help me and quickly.

A:Google Says All Sites Will Harm My Computer

http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/20...-google-search/The search engine giant Google was suffering from what appears to be a self-inflicted denial of service. It is over and you should be ok.

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Just wondering, for example today my brother was shutting it down, but he turned it off at the plug while it was still mid-shut down for some reason, must've got bored waiting. Anyway, i think it says to wait while it shuts down, so there must be some reason to shut it down properly. Anyone know anything about this, can it do any harm etc (we do normally shut it down properly by the way, we arent that bad).

A:Does it do any harm to shut down the computer incorrectly?

It can have some bad effects, It may corrupt system files and lead to a troublesome boot next time round.

Is your computer not set to shut down automatically??

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im those type of people that are really picky about being organized and staying clean. so i run disk cleanup and uniblue (removes unnecessary files and cookies, etc.) almost everyday to make sure my system is running clean. however i usually question myself: is doing these things EVERYDAY going mess up my computer or degrade it in any way???

thnx
 

A:Will cleaning harm my computer or degrade it???

almost everyday to make sure my system is running cleanClick to expand...

I wouldn't even do it once a year. Are you noticing problems that need addressing?
 

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This is bugging me for a whole day. I am developing a PHP web application in Apache server and it seems to work well with all major browsers even IE8. The only problem is with IE9. Basically my applicatoin lets users download a 30 day trial which is an exe file. At the download prompt, the dialog says "This type of file could harm your computer".
Some websites like red-gate.com and microsoft.com allows downloading of exe files but without this warning in IE9. What am I missing here?? I have some possible causes for this problem:
1.) Is this specific only to Apache hosted websites? Its because red-gate and microsoft.com are hosted in IIS/ASP.NET platform.
2.) The exe file is not digitally signed?
3.) Or this is simply a bug in IE9?
I would like the message "This type of file could harm your computer" to be completely remove when users are downloading the exe files using IE9. Any thoughts? I believe this thread would be very helpful to other developers encountering this problem. Thank you!

A:This type of file could harm your computer in IE9 Only

when you download things they are usually signed which means they a recognised for being safe things to download. If things are not signed then browsers will reject them for security reasons.

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I'm getting a little scared because whenever i search for something on Google, every search result returned is flagged as "this site may harm you computer" for example, i search for "Microsoft", and the first search result, (their website) is labeled as "this site may harm your computer" I'm not sure if its a virus on my part or just a temporarily messed up Google, but I'm sort of scared to surf the internet right nowis it possible that every single website has been infected with a virus? I certainly hope not. Or is it a virus on my computer doing this fiendish thing? Help please

A:Help!, Google's: this site may harm you computer.... a little strange

I got the exact same problem just now!! I have no idea what's going on!

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after i restarted my computer everything looked to be fine until i went on to craigslist and all of the sudden this malwareweblink.com (http://malwareweblist.com/block.php?id=2036-2&url=http://vancouver.en.craigslist.org/forums/?act=Q&ID=144014843)

took over the screen and says my computer is at risk and it gives me two options

continue unprotected or get security software

i am running avg for firwall spyware and antivirus. this doesnt only happen with only craigslist it happens with almost every website i go to. not every time either but 50% of the time.

if i click continue unprotected it goes back to the website i was previously at but then pops up again. so i tried to click get security software and it takes me to a website to purchase antivir antivirus (http://malwareweblist.com/1/?id=2036-2)

so i belive this is a virus or somthing so if anyone can help me with this problem would be great thank you

please see the attachments as well

A:Warning! Visiting this site may harm your computer!

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Hey all Iam tryinng to fix my parents computer. They keep getting "warning visiting this site may harm your computer" when in I.E. I understand this is Malware but shouldnt of Norton 360 have caught this?Anywayz here's the HiJack this LOG, Iam also trying to learn so If someone can explain what iam looking for in this log?Here it is:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:03:07 AM, on 7/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Expl... Read more

A:warning visiting this site may harm your computer

Here is the DDS Log:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 10:49:09.23 on Thu 07/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1534.996 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton 360 *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
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Hi,

I need your help. My website "http://www.how-to-manifest-your-desires.com/" is listed by Google as a dangerous site that may harm your computer. The problem is that I don't know how to fix the problem. I have looked through the code to see any suspicious code but cannot see anything suspicious.

I'd appreciate if someone perhaps has experience with this sort of thing. See warning message below!

Thanks,
Jimmy

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Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
Suggestions:
Return to the previous page and pick another result.
Try another search to find what you're looking for.
Or you can continue to http://www.how-to-manifest-your-desires.com/ at your own risk. For detailed information about the problems we found, visit Google's Safe Browsing diagnostic page for this site.

For more information about how to protect yourself from harmful software online, you can visit StopBadware.org.

If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google's Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Advisory provided by GOOGLE
 

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Ok, first off let me just say that this all began with a stupid mistake on my part. I learned my mistake and any laughing at my current situation is fine since I completely deserve it.

The story starts with me trying to do a favor for my mom. She had a game she wanted to install and she wanted my help. I found out that she didnt have the CD-key on her and I did something in which started everything. I downloaded a key-gen off the net. Now, this was before I heard of "safe" DL sites such as (edit by Done_Fishin - ILLEGAL CONTENT), so needless to say the file in which I got wasnt the friendliest of sorts.

It wasnt a very active virus if thats what it was. (I still havent found out what it was, but ill get to that later.) The only thing it seemed to do was when I started up an internet browser, it took a good 30 seconds to load the main page where it used to take less than 1 second. Then after lets say 2 minutes of browsing, the next page took another 30 seconds.

Thats fine I thought to myself, I could live with this. But what really got me was that when I went to a streaming website and tried to watch a video "IE: Youtube, Veoh, Googlevid" It would be fine for a while, then my browser would freeze, id have to close it, then when I tried to start up the browser again, it wouldnt. Id get the little loady icon on my cursor, then it would go away and nothing would happen.

Thats what bothered me. So I tried using what Anti-virus I had (Avast) but it c... Read more

A:Accidently caused harm on my computer. Tried to fix it, wound gets infected.

Hi & Welcome .. It's a hard lesson but one that will be well learnt .. PAY for software that you want to use .. if you don't have the key , DON'T download keygens .. 99.9% are holding a hidden payload ..

We don't support or condone the use of pirated software NOR the advertising of sites that someone believes is safe .. there is NO such thing as a free lunch .. so you'll note that I have erased those from your message ..

You need help from the security people over at hijackthis, so take a wander over there, read the rules, follow the 5 steps and then make a new post. DO NOT start advertising or talking about sites, you will never get any help.

Keep your post to the point, tell them what you have done and then sit back & be patient. Sometimes it takes a few days for them to get around to someones post. If you haven't heard anything from a TEAM member after 3 or 4 days then add a new post to your thread with JUST the word BUMP in it but delay as long as possible .. those guys are very busy and respond to unanswered posts first .. they can see what posts have been answered by looking at the post count and NOT looking at the post .. any subsequent post to the thread will boost the post count.

Good Luck

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(not sure if i put this in the correct section sorry)

Im with BT Broadband at the moment, earlier today there was a new update, im guessing for the router, so i downloaded it.

Since then i have been getting the above warning on certain sites i try to enter which i have been on before with no problems (for instance, the BBC website).

Is this just coincidence or did the update do this?
... and if so, does anyone know how i got about un-installing the update?

Thanks.

A:Google - Warning visiting this website may harm your computer.

Its not u only. Everybody is having it as google is partnering with another team to do this.

However it is gone for now

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I know that having multiple antivirus programs can harm your computer because of RAM being eaten up, false positives, and all thatbad stuff, but I mean like Spybot Search and Destroy and Malwarebytes. Also, if it is harmful to keep programs like DDS, GMER, and ComboFix without using them (I have ComboFix saved to the desktop just in case I need it, I have NOT used it nor intend on using it unless instructed to by someone trained in its use)

A:Can multiple Anti-malware programs harm your computer?

Hello, no they will not physically harm the pC. Use only One AV,Firewall and Antimalware actively. keep the rest for on demans scanning. They need to be updated prior to a scan.Remove Vundofix it is outdated. MBam is batter than that. Remove DDS, GMER, and ComboFix. These tools should be downloaded fresh at each use. No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

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A recent contact of mine whom I've contracted to do some web design for me has linked me several example sites / templates that he created.  However, I get an odd feeling when I visit these pages as if there's something just slightly off about them.  I fear that just by visiting them I've put my computer at risk.  Could I have an experienced user look them over safely to see if anything fishy is on them?
I will provide the website URL in a PM to experienced Bleeping Computer specialists only so no one accidentally clicks on them that shouldn't.

A:Are these websites infected / running scripts that could harm my computer?

Or...seeing you use Firefox, you could install the Web of Trust (WOT) add on, and gain some insight from its experience.
 
https://www.mywot.com/

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Hi, I have a theoretical question.
If someone shares with me an infected file though email or online cloud like Google Drive for instance, or if someone uploads an infected file to Google Drive. Can opening the infected file from Google Drive such as a video or music infect the computer that it's being played on even though it's not being downloaded, just opened and run directly from the online cloud service?

Thank you to whomever can answer me, I appreciate it.
 

A:Can opening infected file on the cloud harm a computer?

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Like any program ive had like that has given me spyware and and virus even with protection. Know i know kazza had alot of spyware and stuff. Is there anythign out there that you guys recommend???

Thanks
 

A:Is there any programs to download music that wont harm my computer??

There's always Shareaza. Remember that you can only download songs that you own. :suspiciou
 

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I have an infected laptop running XP Pro SP3. It had Spyware Protect 2009 on it but I was able to stop the sysguard.exe process and delete sysguard.exe from the Windows subdirectory and from the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\....\Run registry hive. There is still at least one other major problem. IE 7 is redirected to display "internet explorer warning visiting this web site may harm your computer" most of the time. I can get to google sometimes and even search something but when I try to follow a link - I get the redirection message. It also prevents me from running a system restore and most of the scanning software such as malwarebytes, SDfix and several others. I was able to run HijackThis but when I tried to post the report, it redirected me again so I saved the log file to a thumbdrive and logged onto an uninfected computer to post this.

I'm attaching the log file.
 hijackthis.log   10.75KB
  9 downloads

I've heard great things about this forum. Thanks for your help in advance.

A:internet explorer warning visiting this web site may harm your computer

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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I downloaded a re-direct anti-virus program.
I was able to kill it with RKill, but there are still some lingering issues going on.
When I try to connect to the internet via Google.com I get this message "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!"
I have run Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials.
They have removed numerous Trojans etc, but I still get the Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!
When I tried running HIJackThis, I get a message "For some reason system denied write access to the Hosts file...."

Any clue how bad it really is?

Thanks,

Gilly68

A:Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

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

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Any time I try to access the internet I get " Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web page may harm your computer".
I can't access the internet from that computer.

If I try to run any programs I get "Security Warning - Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Do you want to activate your antivirus now?"

Can you guys help?

Thanks
Tim

A:Internet Explorer Warning - visiting web site may harm your computer

Never mind fellas... I fixed it myself!

Thanks anyways!!

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DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 10:14:58.43 on Sat 01/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.479.27 [GMT -5:00]

FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Google displays results with the warning message "this site may harm your computer"

http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/20...-google-search/The search engine giant Google was suffering from what appears to be a self-inflicted denial of service this morning.It is over and you should be ok. It you are still having problems, let us know and I'll put this log back into the HJT queue.

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We just started having this problem today at one of our computers at work, we run on Windows XP. Every time I navigate to a new web page (even here), I get a pop up warning:

Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!

Most likely causes:
The website contains exploits that can launch a malicious code on your computer
Suspicious network activity detected
There might be an active spyware running on your computer

What you can try:
Activate Antivirus 360 for secure Internet surfing (Recommended).
Check your computer for viruses and malware.
More information

Can you please help me get rid of this? I have tried to attach the 2 things that came up with the DDS

A:Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this website may harm your computer Antivirus 360 Malware

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 clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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Hi yall, my problem started when I downloaded a trial of corel paint shop pro XI since then my computer crashes all the time every 20 minuets to 1 hour. System restore does not work it fails each and every time I try it.
I purchased error doctor it cleans the errors but the crashing still occurs.
On start up I get the error reporting window one is taskmgr exe , winlog exe, and one that says windows cannot open this file scvhost. exe, although the latter 2 did not appear on my last startup, and finally one that says windows is recovering from a serious error. Is there any thing I can do to correct this? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Joe

A:computer crashes regularly

Hi and welcome,
Did you try the system restore from normal mode or safe mode? If normal, try it from safe mode.

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I bought this desktop(the one I'm writing on) 4~5 years ago. It cost me a pretty penny, but I consider it worth.
Until a few months ago.
 
Since then, this computer has been using its fan at full turbo, even when I'm doing the simplest of things (like writing a text document)
When I turn it on, it started to make noisy sounds(such grammer) and when I hear the fan turbo for 10 seconds or more, the computer screen goes black, which I think means that the graphic card died.
Eventually, if I leave it alone for a minute or so, it calms down, but starts getting noisy again if I work for another 2~3 minutes.
I managed to isolate the problem into the GPU. I downloaded the GPU-Z that somebody mentioned in this site, and I got the logs.
 
And oh boy, they don't look good.
 
My graphics card is the NVidia GeForcet gt 220 (for desktop).
When I'm hearing the turbo, the fan's going at 100%. The temperature often jumps to 80 degrees (celcius) at that point.
Sometimes, it goes to the 90s. I saw it go to 97 once.
The Controller load is less than 15%, but the GPU Core Clock, Memory Clock and Shader Clock jumps to the following: 618.2 MHz, 789.8, and 1336.5.
the memory used stays around 170 MB, the GPU Load at 1~5% and Video Engine Load at 0~2%
 
The specifications I'll write below.
 
 
 

A:Computer shuts down regularly

I've posted the log as well
 
 
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate K
Service Pack 1
 
Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU            760  @ 2.80GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64bit
 
 
Graphic Card information is as follows:
(from GPU-Z)
 
GPU: GT216
Revision: A2
Technology: 40nm
Die Size: 100mm2
Transistors: 486M
Release Date: Oct. 12. 2009
Bus Interface: keeps changing (Currently PCI-E 1.1 x 1.6 @ x 16 1.1) (1.1 changes to 2.0 sometimes)
If you need more info, give me the word, this thing's about to die again

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I would appreciate any help. I have been troubleshooting my computer off and on for nearly 3 weeks. I am thinking most likely it is a hardware problem.
The computer will nearly always freeze within 10 minutes of booting up. Sometimes it doesn't even make it into windows. I am fairly computer savvy having built 4-5 computers in the past. I have reinstalled the operating system on several occasions as I have been getting propblems with corrupt system files.

System specs
ASUS A8N-SLI premium
AMD FX-55 64 bit processor
2 chips of Corsair 1gig ram XMS3200 400MHz
2 500GB WD SATA drives
EVGA GeForce 7800 GTX 256 MB PCI-E
PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 1 kW power supply.

I have ran WD full HD diagnostic and it says everything is fine with no errors detected.

I would like any ideas or other diagnostic utilities to run, preferably free.

Thank you
 

A:Computer freezes regularly

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Hi,
I am new at this. I have tried several things and asked people I know but nothing has helped. The computer crashes and I get the blue screen. I ran hijackthis but i don't really understand everything in it. This can happen several times a day. It was doing it before I added the PC Probe. I use Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. I have copied what hijackthis came up with. Can anyone help.

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:59:34 AM, on 2/15/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.13\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMo... Read more

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I was hoping you guys could help me out. I am working on an employee's laptop that freezes up roughly every half hour or so. I ran a scan with Malwarebytes and found nothing, ran a registry cleaner, disc cleanup, and defragged the computer. Still it freezes up.

It will always freeze up during a defrag and has gotten hung up when nothing is running while I cleaned out the temp folder. Does anybody have any ideas as to what it could be? Thanks

A:Computer regularly freezing up

Did you try a good 'ol fashioned virus scan?

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Hi everyone, first time posting, thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer. I have been getting a lot of crashes on my computer, the frequency is increasing lately - nearly every day at some point. Often when I am working on multiple programs at the same time, or when I am accessing Photoshop or videos. I get the BSOD, it has run Checkdisc a couple of times with no errors, although usually just restarts.

Not sure what is causing it, have the latest version of the video driver, antivirus up to date.

Here is the info from TSG Sysinfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16364 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114371 MB, Free - 4869 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 677807 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V LE
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.2, Updated and Enabled

I have also attached the last few minidumps as a zip as requested in other posts.

Hope someone can help me work out what is going on.

Thank you.

DocMR
 

A:Computer crashing regularly

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Although my computer works perfectly it beeps at random intervals. Usually one short beep but sometimes two almost simultaneously. Any pointers?

TIA - Gary
 

A:My computer beeps regularly!

Sounds like an alarm of some sort, maybe for heat etc. What mobo do you have? Maybe the BIOS has an alarm type system for problems.

Scorp.
 

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my computer is slowing down for periods of a time regularly now, videos slow down, games slow down, and my CPU seems to be under great stress.

i have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, 2Ghz AMD turion X2 dual core processor, 3Gb of RAM and 32 bit Vista

here is my hijackthis log PLEASE HELP

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:19:17, on 23/10/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba TEMPRO\TemproTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\w... Read more

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My computer freezes for a few seconds every now and then and I clearly have no idea why causes it. Can anyone help?

System Details:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2932 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1242 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 59649 MB, Free - 36418 MB; D: Total - 416937 MB, Free - 287290 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., R428/R439
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

HijackThis Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 01:41:06 PM, on 15-01-2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Soluto\soluto.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Users\Gouthaman\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Users\Gouthaman\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.21.79\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
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A:Computer Freezes for a Few Seconds Regularly

Just trying to bump up the thread. Can anyone help?
 

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Not 100% sure if this is hardware or software related, however, it really looks like a hardware problem.
Also, first post on this forum, so please excuse my n00bish-ness.

Windows Vista 63-bit
Gateway FX 6800-01e

Memory (RAM): 3gb DDR3
Processor type: Intel i7-920
Processor speed: 2.67gHz
Hard Drive Capacity: 750gb
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4850 (with 512mb RAM)
Power Supply: 450 watt
(everything same as from factory, I have put in a new Blu-Ray drive in the extra drive slot).

Describe in great detail the problem you're having:
Computer started out (right out of the box) having a problem by having a screen of "vertical lines", it'd take the main colors of whatever image it was trying to open (like opening a game with an initial image that's blue, the lines would be shades of blue, my desktop was orange, so if this happened loading the desktop, the lines would be shades of orange, if it did it when it was starting up, it'd be colors close to black). This happened either when turning the computer on, or opening a game. Once a game was running, it wouldn't happen, nor would it happen "random"ly.

I sent it in to the shop, they replaced the processor (though, as far as I knew, the processor I had was fine). I'm still having the same problem, however...

Now my computer nearly outright refuses to turn on. If my computer goes to sleep, it will often BSOD (though, the blue screen will say that "a driver has been thrown i... Read more

A:Computer doesn't start regularly

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I have no idea where to search to solve this issue.

A:Computer Crashes Regularly every Night AFK

Please post your thread here: BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 8 Forums

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My computer freezes randomly. It could freeze now. What happens is, is that the mouse, the screen and everything freezes. The system light doesn't flicker, and there is absolutely no activity at all from my computer at the time. It can happen when playing a game, logging on or doing anything at all. I thought it could be the heat, but the highest temperature it gets to is 61C, after playing a game...or at 100% load according to my graphics driver tool. Don't have a blue screen warning either, and I have to hold down the shut down button if this happens. My specs are pretty good, so should I send this off on warranty or fix it myself?
Time of this report: 8/9/2010, 11:35:58
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/19/09 17:08:42 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 4090MB used, 4096MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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Display Devices
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A:Computer freezes randomly, regularly

Here's an idea.

Update Windows or/and try disconnect your usb devices.

If you want to have the mods respond to your problem, you should try to include some more spcific detail about the error from eg eventviewer or your bsod dump files.
Try the program bluescreenview.

Hope it helps.

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Hello all,
 
I'm a bit frustrated about my computer lately. It often responds slow, or freezes for a brief period of time.
I'd love it if someone could help me to check if my pc is okay.
 
I tried to run dds.com to create a logfile, but I only get the pop-up that dds.com isn't meant to run in compatibility mode. But under 'properties', I can't find any tab for compatibility settings.
Is there some other tool to create a log for Windows 8.1, 64 bits?
 
I will appreciate your help with this situation.

A:Regularly short-freezing computer

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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My uncle's computer is blue screening and restarting regularly. They claim that it's just when doing regular processes like checking email and browsing the internet. I checked the crash reports and it stated Windows has stopped intermediately every 5 minutes. I uploaded the report that I got from your tool and I would appreciate any help. Thank you in advance and if you need any more information don't hesitate to ask.


Additional information:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF80002FAF9BC
BCP3: FFFFF880094DDCD0
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1
Bucket ID: X64_0x3B_nt!ExDeferredFreePool+100
Server information: 12219c54-a1f4-4743-93c6-882a1aa7b6ba


Computer Specifications:
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Pro 3
Storage: WD Black Series 1TB HDD 6gb/s
Optical Drive: LG Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Rewriter
RAM: 8GB (2 x 4GB) sticks of RAM PC3 - 12800

A:Computer BSODing regularly more in description

update this

Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver

Intel? Driver Update Utility

*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {0, 0, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iusb3xhc.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iusb3xhc.sys

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Hi,

I am new here and although I am fine with working out how to use software etc I am rubbish with hardware and anything that goes on in the background of my PC.

My PC was custom built by my now ex-husband. It has not worked properly since he left (can't be sure that it was sabotaged - lol) and I am really not sure where to start with all of the minor things.

My main problem is that it is slow to start up and regularly crashes or re-starts itself.

I am keen and quick to learn new things but really don't know where to start on this one.

Please could somebody give me some advice on where to start. I would really appreciate it.

Thanking you in advance.

Superwitch x

p.s I no longer have my Windows CD as it mysteriously left my house around the same time as my husband.

A:My Computer Is Slow And Crashes Or Restarts Itself Regularly

Do you ever see any error messages?Have you run your anti-virus,anti-spyware/malware scans recently?You may want to check out Bleeping Computers Trouble Shooting Checklist for a Slow Computer.

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Hi all. I am running my desktop on Widows XP and it is running very slow. I have emptied everything that i can from it and now have used 17.6 GB free 215GB freeon my hard drive. The desk top is now 4 years old so i dont expect it to be super quick but it is much slower than it was. I have a feelin that there is something running in the background and despite running Ad-Aware anti malware and full virus/ spyware using my PC Tools Internet Security. I was considering carrying out a reformat but am not sure what to do and how to re-install Windows XP as i have no hardware for it only a serial number. Have carried out the tasks as requested deapite it taking 3 hours to carry out the GMER one as it kept closing down the computer.

Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted. Cheers Bill


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by user at 17:36:44.21 on 07/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.511.54 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Internet Security Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}
FW: Internet Security Firewall *enabled* {2BF21FEC-A5BE-424D-BDD7-3229CC84ED22}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
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A:computer running slow and crashing regularly

anybody help please??

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Hello potential heroes, i have a problem and unlike last time, i don't want to pay $110 to have it resolved. My computer seems to have caught a similar virus to the one it had late last year, which made it shut down at random times, sometimes 3-4 times in an hour, and it's just becomes increasingly irritating and expensive to deal with. I have Norton Anti-Virus, which seems to be helpless against this!Is there a way i could remove this myself? i'm no computer whiz, so if you want to help, i'll need it to be simple, step by step kind of stuff lol. Does anyone know of a virus that does this? is it possible that it's a spyware issue? Also, what's the best virus protection software on the market today? I think it's time i ditched this Norton deal!Thanks in advance for your time.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Help Removing A Virus - Computer Shutting Down Regularly!

Try running your AV in safe mode. See if it finds anything when it does a complete scan--- then, as a double-check against Norton,you can use one of the many on-line virus scans as well. If neither options points to a virus. If neither of these steps work, then consider the possibility that your problem could also be caused by other, perhaps hardware related, problems.
Regards,
John

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Hi
Recently I've been having a problem with my computer as it regularly freezes. In some cases it will then come back to life and display a message (see picture 1). I can then carry on using the computer but the problem will keep occurring every 10 mins or so if I'm using the computer. Other times when it freezes it will go onto a blue screen (see picture 2). It then restarts and produces a message saying "windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown".
The problem only started occurring at the start of the week and since then I have continued to have the same problem. It may have something to do with the fact that I connected my computer to a monitor and keyboard at the start of the week. It was only once I had done this that I got this problem. However since then I have not been using either of these two devices and yet the problem continues to occur.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

A:Computer regularly freezing and getting blue screen

Hi,

Please refer to the following and reply back accordingly with the required information - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 8, Windows 7 & Vista

Regards,

Patrick

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My computer is freezing up regularly, especially when a scan is in progress. I have tried to do a disk check but it freezes up during that too. Have to reboot manually as well, the ctrl+alt+del function wont work during the freeze up!!
The following are some errors listed in the event viewer, and I do not have stopzilla installed on my computer:

SYSTEM

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 10/30/2007
Time: 7:48:35 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ISS_DESKTOP
Description:
The STOPzilla Local Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the path specified.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Ma730Pt
Event Category: None
Event ID: 18
Date: 10/30/2007
Time: 7:48:01 PM
User: N/A
Computer: ISS_DESKTOP
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 18 ) in Source ( Ma730Pt ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: .
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 58 00 ......X.
0008: 00 00 00 00 12 00 06 c0 .......
0010: 53 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 S.......
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Sour... Read more

A:Solved: Computer freezing up regularly, especially when scanning!!

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Please help. My computer beeps every min. or so and has had many problems with spyware in the past. Here is the Hijack this log. PLEASE HELP

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:49:51 PM, on 12/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gxic.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Verizon Online\SupportCenter\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1127867563\ee\AOLHostManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1127867563\ee\AOLServiceHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ggqawa.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

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A:PLEASE HELP Computer beeps regularly, and spyware problems

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So for the past year, my computer has seemingly randomly crashed or BSOD'd on a fairly regular basis (at least once per day). I think it may be happening more while I am gaming, but that may just be because I am at my computer only when I am gaming. Its a fairly old build 2010, but otherwise still fast and stable.
 
· OS - Windows 10· 64 bit· Windows 7· Full retail version OS· 6 years or so· Since the first round of Windows 10 upgrades, not exactly sure when that was. Less than a year.· AMD Phenom II B55 Dual Core (unlocked third core 6 years ago and has been overclocked to ~3700MHz) gaming temp are · ATI Radeon 4670 (standard)· Asus M4A88TD-M· Corsair 400W
· 4x 2Gb Patriot RAM DDR3. Not all bought at the same time, but has been in the computer for over 5 years with no issues yet.
· Desktop put together by me.
 
If you could give me any pointers as to what is causing the crashes, that would be great. I looked quickly at the perfmon report, and it said my WLAN card was failing. It is currently disabled and I use a wired LAN if that helps at all.
 
Thanks
Christian

A:Computer crashes regularly, sometimes with BSOD Windows 10

Your UEFI/BIOS (version 2202) dates from 2012.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates.  It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them.  The actual number is not important.  Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.This device is disabled in Device Manager: ASUS PCE-N15 11n Wireless LAN PCI-E Card    PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8178&SUBSYS_84B61043&REV_01\019181FEFF4CE00000    This device is disabled.Did you deliberately disable this device?  If so, why did you disable it.Please re-enable it, update the drivers for it, and then feel free to disable it again if it's not needed. Most of the memory dumps seem to be related to an error that is most likely hardware (but it can be due to other things - such as compatibilty or low-level drivers)As such, please start wit... Read more

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I have windows 7, not the beta version, full on windows 7, It's 64 bit as well.
Here's some of my computer specs:

Windows Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) (Build 7600)
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Memory (RAM) 8152 MB
CPU Info Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
CPU Speed 2926.3 MHz
Sound Card Speakers (Realtek High Definiti |
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek |

Display Adapters ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series | ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series | ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080 - 32 bit
Network Network Present
Network Adapters Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet | DW1525 (802.11n) WLAN PCIe Card
CD / DVD Drives 1x (D: | ) D: HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GH50N
Ports COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse 8 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 1386.3GB
Hard Disks - Free C: 1286.0GB
USB Controllers 2 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) Not Detected
Manufacturer * Dell Inc.
Product Make * Studio XPS 8100
AC Power Status OnLine
BIOS Info | |
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Battery Status No Battery
Motherboard * Dell Inc. 0G3HR7
IP Address 192.168.1.5 |
MAC Address 5C-AC-4C-25-41-E8
Host Name ZERA-PC
SM BIOS A05

Any help would be very much appreciated, I'm at the point where I'd like to get my PC actually checked out by the geek squad, bu... Read more

A:Computer shuts off regularly every 30 minutes to 3 hours

Sounds like a thermal protection kicks in. Sounds like your machine is overheating under load.

Do you have hardware monitoring software running so that you can see what your CPU/GPU temperatures are, fan speeds, voltages, etc.? This would be invaluable to help you rule in or out thermal issues.

I myself use a non-free product named Aida64 because of its highly regarded capabilities and customizations, which provide both a concise onscreen display using minimal real estate, as well as an optional flyover-help for its System Tray icon that displays whatever you want it to display (I don't use this myself, because I prefer the always-visible OSD updated every 4 seconds).

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Purchased the computer late Oct 2011, only 2 month old when system would randomly blue screen and restart at regular interval (about couple times within few hours of each other every 9-10 days). Current OS came OEM with the system, I have not re-installed OS but is considering it.

More on the Window 7 installed here:
64 bit
Windows 7 Enterprise, SP1, came pre-installed with the computer.

I have followed the steps to zip Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 folder & the PERFMON HTML file. Please let me know if any additional information is needed.

Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD regularly but randomly, even when computer was idle.

These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver). Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!
1-Memtest.





Quote:
*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+

2-Driver verifier






Quote:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup R... Read more

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My computer has developed a very annoying BSOD problem recently and I am unable to pinpoint what I might have done to cause this

? Windows 7 Professional
? x64
? Vista Home Premium x32
? Full retail version
? 27 months
? October 2009 (Win 7 release)
? Intel Q6600
? His/ATI HD 5670
? Motherboard : As supplied - Dell XPS 420
? Power Supply : As supplied - Dell XPS 420

These BSOD were very rare then started to get more regular. Usually fairly soon after restart. Another odd thing also started recently which I guess is probably realted - during boot and shutdown there is a very long period of about 5-10 minutes when nothing seems to be happening then all of a sudden the process continues.

A:BSOD : Computer Regularly Crashing for past week

Hi and welcome to TSF what dvd software are you using,and are you running a vpn

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Model: HP dv5000 laptop
CPU: AMD Turion 64 ML-34
Motherboard: HP 30A4
Ram: 1024 MB total on 2 sticks, 159.5 MHz
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200 Series
PSU: HP AC Adaptor PPP009H (hope this is what you want)
OS: Win XP SP3

The computer freezes regularly. I haven?t noticed any pattern. Also, on booting, the BIOS often, but not always, reports these resource conflicts:
PCI Serial Bus Controller: slot 03, B:06, D:04, F:02
Mass Storage Controller: slot 03, B:06, D:04, F:03
PCI Mass Storage Controller: slot 03, B:06, D:04, F:04
PCI Network Controller: slot 04, B:06, D:04, F:00
It also reports that the CPU is on B:06, D:04, F:00. (I don?t understand these conflict reports.)

Until recently, when these conflicts showed up, the device manager said that the WLAN and Ethernet adapters, and IEEE 1394 Bus controller failed to start. Now however, I just get the BIOS message, while the device manager reports everything?s OK. My WLAN connection is intermittant, even though the signal is strong and is in the same room as the router.

All installed hardware is original except for the hard disk. I had to replace the disk last year. After installing the OS from the original install disks but before I could update from SP2 to SP3, I got a virus in netbt.sys. My anti-malware software could not isolate the problem, so I overwrote the file from the OS install disk. When I upgraded to SP3, I (mistakenly?... Read more

A:Computer freezes regularly. BIOS often reports conflicts

Okay, a lot of info here... Laptops are a lot different than desktops when it comes to freezing and BSOD's. You are sill using XP, so the laptop is a bit old now, right? Did you revert to XP from Vista or Windows 7? This would explain the driver difficulties... Are there any yellow exclamation points in the Device Manager? If so, a clean install of XP might be warranted
 

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Helllloo,
I am not sure which forum to post this under as I am not sure whether this is a hardware or software problem, but since I think it is related to Windows 10 I will post it here for the time being (sorry if this is totally unrelated to windows 10).

So hey.
I've had my computer for about a year. I am really into gaming so I use it nearly every day for long periods of time. I installed windows 10 in August: no problems.
Last week my computer randomly started freezing about every 1 hour and half to the point where I can only restart. It has done this continuously since last week. Other than this the computer has no problems and can still run games well. However, in gaming sessions this can be quite the problem.
I've looked at a lot of other forums of people who had a similar problem to this and none of their solutions seem to work.
Does anyone know what is broke / malfunctioning and what I can do to help it?
Thanks
 

A:Computer freezes to the point of restart regularly - broke?

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Hi,

I have a computer with the following characteristics:
Asus P5Q motherboard,
Intel Core 2 Duo processor,
4 GB RAM,
graphic card NX8800GT video card
2 Maxtor SATA hard drives
1 SATA DVD burner
The system was installed 14 months ago with Windows XP Pro. A few months ago, it started crashing, not when I was working on it, and I found it with a black screen and a blinking cursor in the top left of the screen (a cursor like an underscore).

Along the time, it was crashing more and more often: I was turning it on in the morning, the evening it was still fine, but during the night it would crash... and again each day.

At that stage I wasn't sure if it was a hardware or a software problem. But last week-end, I installed Windows 7 on it, with an installation from scratch. And guess what, it crashes again, and even more often: today it crashed after less than 2 hours.

I clearly don't know where to start investigating... Do you have any idea to help me?

Thanks,

Patrick
 

A:Computer crashes regularly with black screen and blinking cursor

Video card issuefor sure. I'd swap out the card to be 100% though.
 

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First of all I'd like to start by saying that this is my family computer and I never use it so I don't know what has been installed to make it such a bad state. Anyway, my dad has asked me to sort it out, I've tried my best from using google but haven't been able to fix much. The computer will hang for 5-10 minutes at a time at random occasions and there's constant barage of pop ups most containing "CiD" in their titles, I've run the symantec scan and nothing is found so I hope someone here can maybe help me out?

Here's my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:57:12 PM, on 1/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\OPHALDCS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
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A:Computer hangs for 5 minutes regularly, CID popups, hijackthis log inside. HELP!

Anyone able to help?

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OK, I know a lot of people have had a problem with this one.
ANY site I go to redirects to this "Internet Explorer Warning" page and tells me to buy their software. Obviously, I wasn't born yesterday. No thanks.
Even getting to this site and trying to download Hijack This was extremely difficult.
But anyways, here's the log from the HJT scan.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:42:19 PM, on 5/31/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sttray.exe
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A:"Internet Explorer Warning - visting this site may harm your computer"

Also, right after I posted this, every pages starts to redirect and then it pops up and instead of "Internet Explorer Warning...blah blah blah," I'm getting "Oops! This link appears to be broken!" with my Google Toolbar logo on the side and a list of suggestions to correct the site's URL.
 

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Sometimes when I enter an URL Google redirects me at first to a "safety" web page telling me that the following (original) webpage could harm
my computer.

How dont want such intructions by Google.

How can I trun them off forever (in IntExp 9)?

Peter

A:Disable prompt "this webpage can harm your computer"?

That is a safeguard against you becoming infected and pops up because the URL has been Black Listed.

A workaround is to find another download site for the program - if they are the sites that produce this alert - otherwise you will need to change your browsing habits or you will end up with serious problems and will require the services of TSF's expert security team.

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Dear TSG Forums, I'm wondering if someone could help me.

As of today I seem to have contracted some form of re-direct virus. I was googling for a live journal blog and when clicking a google result I was redirected to a page with the title 'Malware Warning'. The page then went on to read: 'Visiting this website may damage your computer!' it then advised me to return to my previous or visit StopBadware.org. I did neither and closed the page.

However, now it seem that whatever I search for with Google generates the same page including site well known to me such as Facebook and Hotmail.

Malwarebytes has found nothing and beyond this I'm stumped. I'm running Firefox, I've not tried using Google in IE as it just crashes on this computer. Other search engines seem to be working fine.

Any help would be really gratefully received! Thanks for reading.
My HJT logs looks like this...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:11:02, on 31/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:"Web site may harm your computer!" - Possible Re-direct Virus?

Hello HaileyBailey,

Welcome to TSG,

Go to the link below to learn what StopBadware.org is. In particular you will see this line:
On January 31, 2009, all of Google's results (including google.com and stopbadware.org) were briefly flagged as malware for almost 40 minutes.Click to expand...

I think that is what happen to you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StopBadware.org

Now

I notice your Java is out of date, older versions are vunerable to attack.

Please download JavaRa to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder

Run JavaRa.exe, pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
Accept any prompts.
Open JavaRa.exe again and select Search For Updates.
Select Update Using Sun Java's Website then click Search and click on the Open Webpage button. Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for your computer.
It might be worth just having a look at things to check nothing is there.

Next

Please download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here.
It is important that is saved to your desktop.
Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.
Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)
So when you return please post
the two RSIT logs - log.txt and info.txt

Note: Unless otherwise instructed always post the logs in the forum. It is likel... Read more

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when I was browsing on my laptop today, I noticed that every search result I got from google carried with it a "this site may harm your computer" message...EVERY SINGLE ONE

even yahoo answers and trusted sites were blocked and prompted me to go to the site at my own risk

do I have a virus...?

thanks for the help guys
 

A:"this site may harm your computer"

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Hello guys,

I have been wondering if it will do any harm if I leave my PC plugged in all the time?

Your advice please.

A:Will it do any harm...?

As a rule, no it wont... you might want to check your power plan and customize the turn off times for your monitor and drives though...

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Hi friens....?

What is the meaning of Pop-ups? will they Harm our PC??

whenever, I am surfing the Internet, it will show your IE blocks the
Pop-ups??

pls help me???

thank you

A:What r Pop-ups in IE?will dey Harm d PC??

You can enable/disable pop-ups via IE Tools menu, Pop-up Blocker; also configure Settings.

Pop-ups are those separate dialogs that so up on WEB sites. Most are advertisements, but others are used when you clicks a site's Help (for example) or any other site function where they use non-advertising Pop-ups.

What you really MAY want is an Add Blocker, which will block only advertisement pop-ups and side-panels. But even Add Blockers MAY cause problems in sites that require adds to work. Example; MSN Videos have add videos that run between the videos you select, an active Add Blocker will prevent the video playing.

At home and work I use 2 browsers, IE6 and Maxthon. Maxthon comes with an integrated Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker (and more).

So I run IE6 with the Pop-up Blocker disabled and Maxthon with both Add Blocker & Pop-up Blocker enabled.

RELATED ISSUE: Browser security

To protect your system from malware that comes in via your Browser, I highly recommend SpyBot Search and Destroy (donationware) Which we use at work (I'm the local IT Tech) and I use at home since Win3.1 days.

The Browser protection is provided by the Immunize function. It immunizes your browser from malware intrusions.

Notes on SpyBot S&D:After a definition Update, immediately run SpyBot Immunization (scan is optional, but suggest monthly)
DO not install Shredder and Context menu options, nor use TeaTimer

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Anyone please tell me in the Cd-rom drive or Cd-writer if we use a liquid lens cleaner (two brushes on the silver side of the CD) then there is any harm to drive or lens or it is good to use simple lens cleaner. Please tell me which is more effective and recommended.
 

A:Harm to drive

If used following the instructions it should extend the life of your drive. The Liquid Lens cleaner should be more effective but I have never used one.
 

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Hi my friend asked for one of these and i just downloaded it and it seems to work fine. But i never heard of softpedia and i dont want to give him a link to a virus or anything. So i would appreciate it if anyone could scan this file.
This is the mirror i used

File urls removed to protect members - rigel

A:Can This Program Cause Harm To My Cpu?

Unusual request. You or your friend can scan the file after it is downloaded. Here is one online scan that you scan either one file or the entire computer. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=k...G=Google+SearchYou may be able to scan just one file with the antivirus and antispyware you already have on your computer. Just go to file and right click and see if that feature is available in the popup that opens. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Here is another link where you can submit up to a 10mb file and it will scan with l9 programs.http://virusscan.jotti.org/

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people help. please help me. please help me. please help me.
 

A:**** yahweh. it is harm. nothing more.

can you be more specific about your problem so we can offer help
if you think that you have an infection on the computer then

follow advice here and post the logs those programs make
 

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Has anyone ever called HP support for help with their PC with the result that the support technicial did not know what he or she was doing?  With the result that the PC was almost unuseable after the technicia finished "fixing" the problem?.  If so, what recourse did you have with HP about the damage done to your PC?

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dear tech support guy, I've been given an on board type modem and i want to fit it into my PC. It's made by ASKEY model no FB V1414VQH-U it has a sticker to say it comlies with BT. Im worried because the connector strips on the motherboard are longer than the connectors on the modem. The modem will physically fit ok into my PC But it only uses up about two thirds of the connector strip. Is that OK? Some people say that the motherboard should have long and short connectors for different jobs, and some people say that its OK to plug in and try it cos IT CANT DO ANY HARM. Well i dont know about that, but they arent gonna get me another PC if it does. So im asking first. The PC is a DELL Dimension P60. Running WIN 95. Thanks for any advice, John.
 

A:can this p&p modem harm my PC?

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Having got a new DVD-RW I am concerned about my FSB overclock. The DVD-RW is a Pioneer 104 drive.

Can anyone put my mind at rest?


Cheers
 

A:FSB Overclocking will it harm my DVD-RW?

You should be fine up to 38 Mhz PCI before data corruption occurs. No Physical harm will occur to the Drive.
 

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I just setup a new ASUS mb with build in nVidia RAID. I have 3 SATA drives configured for RAID5 and I want to test it out to see how it will handle a failure of one of the drives.

Will unplugging the data or power cable on one of the drives cause any harm to it? This will be done while the PC is powered on. Would ether the data or power be better or worse than the other?

I have hot swapped floppy drives before, but this is the 1st time I have wanted to test a RAID setup.

Thanks.
 

A:Will this harm my SATA drive?

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Can powder made from writing with a pencil do harm to a desktop or laptop? Everytime someone in the house uses a pencil, a lot of graphite powder seems to be made. Can this get into any of my PCs since sometimes they use pencils right next to them? Will it just do the same damage as dust does, which I try to clean out when I have time? Also, sometimes, I accidentally hit my laptop with a pencil. Can graphite leave a scratch on the plastic shell of my laptop?

A:Can powder from pencils do harm to PCs

hi,

i do not think you have to worry to much about the graphite from pencils. they would be so small like any other dust particals getting into the computer.

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Hello everyone, i do hope someone can help before i eat my laptop!!

Ok, i bought a new samsung NP300 laptop and all is well :-) Lat week i bought a new blank hard internal harddrive (for back up) I put it into my new laptop and reloaded windows using the recovery CD that came with the computer and everything loaded up fine ... apart from i cant get online (no wireless connnections detected)
after some reading i worked out that the driver for internet is not loaded (im not sure if the driver is called a wiress driver, network adapter driver or its real name. However i went into device manager and there was lots of those little warning icons under network adapters.

I tried to 'update drive' but it couldnt find one as i cant get online. i tried searching for 'update driver' on the recovery cd but no joy. I then put the original hard drive back in and in device manager found out that my network card / adapter is an Intel centrino n130, I then spent all day searching and for this driver and couldnt find the exact driver anywhere, not even on the intel website.

i did find one zip file with drivers on that said were for centrino n130 and i moved these into the system32 / driver folder but still no joy!

can anyone help :-( pleeeeeeeeeeease

A:wireless problem - before i self harm! :-(

and welcome to the Forum

You should find all the drivers here:

Samsung

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Sup guys
the computer was normally and it was fast but today when I was running a game It was too laggy and I fit its recommanded requirments, I decided to end some process and close some programs I found " wowexec.exe" and its mem Usage not shown it was strange to have a process with a Space at the first and not shown its Mem Usage and I think its the reason of this lag so any one if its a virus adware trojan server anything or its a normal process
didnt have this process before...
I attached a Screen Shot for the Task Manger

A:is wowexec.exe harm process?

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Sup guys
the computer was normally and it was fast but today when I was running a game It was too laggy and I fit its recommanded requirments, I decided to end some process and close some programs I found " wowexec.exe" and its mem Usage not shown it was strange to have a process with a Space at the first and not shown its Mem Usage and I think its the reason of this lag so any one if its a virus adware trojan server anything or its a normal process
didnt have this process before...
I attached a Screen Shot for the Task Manger





Check it out here:

http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/Sys...owexec.exe.htm

It maybe a virus or it maybe legit.

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Recently I was swapping old drives in and out with various versions of Windows on them when the drive and motherboard fried. Was this my fault? Did a drive crash damage the motherboard, or vice versa? I now have a new system, running XP, but hesitate to put old Win 2000 & 98 drives in for fear of another crash. What are the compatibility issues here?
 

A:Will drives with different OS harm the motherboard?

Of course not! There are no compatibility issues. At various times, I've had drives installed with a mix of everything from MS-DOS to Linux, and none of the systems blew up.
 

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By soft-reset I am referring to the button on the cpu that instantly reboots the pc.
IS there any harm to the hardware in repeatedly using the option ?

It may have a negative impact on windows..but does soft reseting affect any desktop component ?
 

A:Any harm to hardware in soft-resesting

I would say that its harmless to the hardware. Most of the harm happens on the initial surge of power and the spin up of mechanical components, but on the soft reset that doesn't happen because they are already spinning/powered up. Should be fine.

I have no proof its fine, but logically it makes sense.
 

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I'm little apprehensive about recurrent force power shutdown I had to do during past one week in my lappy. First, I had to do it while the whole system got stuck up following Prime95 stability scan when I customised blend settings for CPU 100% load along with 92% memory usage. Next time it was when the system freezed following CoreTemp startup (when I researched it through forums i could notice that the freezing issue is a bug in their latest version still persisting while running on win 8.1 OS). The last one was when I had to do when while shutting down normally I unplugged the usb connection from the port and system remained 'on' for unusually long time while screen had already turned off.
This all happened in the past week. I had bought this system just 2 months back. Could anyone tell me if there is anything to worry about or give some advice regarding it?

A:any harm in doing a force power shutdown?

This has been discussed on here before just recently.

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I want to be sure that 90w 19v HP adapter will not harm HP 840 G2 laptop. Any respnses would be helpful.

A:Can HP 840 G2 charge with 90w 19 volt adapter without harm?

@Cookie1111? You will have no problems. The adapters for that model are SMART adapters.  The center pin is used to help regulate the Voltage and Amps. REO

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I'd like to remove HP PC Doctor off of my PC and am wondering if it's ok to do. I understood that this tool wasn't added after XP BUT it's on my Windows 7 OS and I find it very intrusive. Thanks for any and all answers.

A:Will I harm anything by deleting HP PC doctor off of my system?

You can remove it without harming anything. PC Doctor is a software program often installed by computer manufacturers and retailers ostensibly to cut down on the number of service calls from consumers. It is essentially a diagnostic module that can detect some computer problems and hopefully coach owners through DIY repairs. If, for whatever reason, you wish to remove this program from your computer, you can do so without affecting performance--in some cases, removing PC Doctor can actually improve the speed of your computer.http://www.ehow.com/how_6085761_remove-pc-doctor-windows.htmlThe Global Leader in System HealthPC-Doctor System Health Solutions for PC and Android devices reduce service delivery costs and increase aftermarket revenues for manufacturers, support centers, repair depots, retailers and others.PC-Doctor products are used by:OEMs — Preload solutions are preinstalled on individual systems by manufacturers, resellers, warranty providers and others to create a first line of defense against the unnecessary return of no-trouble-found hardware. Available Intelligent Messaging Services deliver highly contextual support and marketing messages that improve and enhance the PC and Android device user experience, reduce support costs and drive aftermarket revenue. http://www.pc-doctor.com/

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Hi,

I have a NEC 9100A 40/10/40x CD-RW drive on my home computer. I would like to burn around 300 CD-R's loaded to 700MB capacity with it. If each CD takes 3 minutes to burn, then I'm calculating that it would take about 15 hours, manually loading each disk.

I would like to know if such intense operation would be harmful to the drive. If cooling is a problem, I could open the case and circulate the air with a fan. Also, should I take breaks now and then, letting the drive rest a little? Is it wise to do this job at all?

Thanks,
-Dan
 

A:Does Mass Burning CDs harm the drive?

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My 100GB photo collection has a lot of ini,thm and db files. Is it safe to delete them? They are about 1000 of them.

Thanks in advance

A:Any harm in purging ini,thm and db files from pic folders?

.thm and .db files are created by windows when exploring your folders, they contain thumbnails and if deleted they should be created automatically again next time you browse this same folder. So yes it's perfectly safe to delete them.

.ini are configuration files, probably created by a 3rd party tool (maybe a picture viewer or something similar), they are viewable and editable by hand, so you can just open them with notepad to see what's in them (the prgram creating them might be indicated). It's most likely safe to delete them too, they probably contain information about your pictures like metadata / tags and similar.

But I doubt you'll gain much space by deleting those, they should be very light (a few kb). A better method would be to use a better format for your pictures if possible. If your photos come from your camera or scanner, they might be saved in a lossless format, which usually take a lot of space. Check their extensions on wikipedia or google to see if I'm right.

Good formats for photos are JPEG (best compression, but loss in quality) and PNG (no loss in quality). For personal photos I would go for JPG and try various compression ratios. Don't worry too much about the loss in quality, it's barely noticeable when setup right. Even at the highest quality (100), you should notice a major size reduction from a lossless format. If all your photos are already in JPEG, then don't bother recompressing, you would definitely lose in quality.

A lot of programs exist to... Read more

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okay i just received an old computer with a pentium 1 133mhz (without mmx), 32mb of memory, a 1.6gb hard drive, and thats about all i know so far. however, i do know that it had previously been running win95 and that it had had problems before i received it. i made the mistake of deleting the partition before i attempted to format the drive...so then i attempted to format the drive from dos...it hung on 7% and failed on 8%...then i attempted to format the drive via a win98 disc...it hung on 7% and failed on 8%...then i decided i would run scandisk...it fixed various errors in the first three categories including "file allocation tables" (which seemed to be the problem area) and then froze at 34% on the fourth option which was file format or file something (after taking over 24 hours to get to 34%) so i restarted and was hoping that with file allocation tables being "fixed" that perhaps i would now be able to format the drive without any problems...however it still hangs on 6% or 7% then fails on 8%. my question is...is there anything and i mean anything i can do other than going with a different hard drive (i know it seems worthless not to replace the hard drive but for the moment i would desperately like to save this one as it has become personal over the last 48 hours)? thank you in advance for any help that anyone can provide as it is greatly appreciated by many people. thank you
 

A:Formatting an old computer

Instead of formatting, always Partition

Boot from your 95 or 98 Windows boot disk
Select the command prompt only > F4
On the command line type: FDISK and then press Enter
Select each partition and then select delete

Once all partitions have been removed exit Fdisk
Restart your computer
Boot from the Windows disk and install Windows (allowing Windows to automatically set up the partition (some user intervention required)
 

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Hey..hehe, I know, this is a really easy one, it's just been awhile and I can't remember how to format my computer. So if someone could give me some step by step instructions, I'd be very thankful. God bless!
 

A:Formatting my computer

Hi

THis should help.
http://www.pe.net/~eric545/pg22.html
 

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If I re-format my HD using the XP facility, I believe I boot with the CD-ROM in, choose "Install Windows XP", New Installation (Advanced) and re-formatting begins.

But I need to know, does the re-formatting take in the whole HD, as I have it divided into two parts, C: and D:. And does it then leave the HD as one partition and/or give me the procedure how to divide it into two again?

Some advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Stuartp77
 

A:Re-formatting XP computer

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Hey,
i've come here to ask on how do i format my whole computer, clean the whole thing out and yes ive backed up already so now all i need to do is clean it, yes i know it will clean the WHOLE THING so please tell me how to :D

A:Formatting Computer

Get the Windows 7 or 8 install DVD, boot from it, select custom installation and delete every parition, create new one and proceed with installation. Don't forget to backup files before that and maybe make a list od devices for which you need drivers or download drivers before, sometimes Windows can't install any network driver without internet and then you are screwed if you don't have other PC near.

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Hi,
My computer is getting slower and slower to boot and respond by the day.
1. Just wondering how do i format my computer?

2. what happens after i format my computer, like how do i reinstalled windows again.... pop in the window cd??

3. In which order do i install the following "things":
"Vga utility" CD, No idea for what
"Motherboard" CD, Driver for motherboard????
"CD-ReWriter Device driver" DISK, For CD rom
"Modem's driver" CD, For Modem
"DVD Driver" CD, For DVD rom
I have never down this before so sorry about the stupid questions...

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

OS:win2k
 

A:need some help on formatting my computer...

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I want to know if its possible to format your computer without having any windows installation/recovery cds? because i didnt get any with my pc

A:Formatting Computer

http://www.computerhope.com/boot.htmThis is a list of boot disks, but remember formatting the drive will destroy the data on the drive, and if you don't have a windows cd you wont be able to reinstall windows to get your pc working. <--- IMPORTANT !!!!!Normally in this case you can boot from a recovery partition on the drive, which is a small hidden partition, this will normally format the drive as well. When you turn the pc on see if a recovery option comes up.

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I recently reformatted a computer from window 98se to xp, when you reboot computer it takes forever, this computer was very fast, when it finally does reboot most of the time it freezes. what did i do wrong?
 

A:formatting computer

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Ok since no one helped me with my problem, I'll have to format my computer again

(click here to read my other thread)
Now if you read that, you'll know that I cannot log onto my computer.
So I ask: Is there any way to format my computer without logging onto it? (on the welcome screen)
 

A:FORMATTING computer... please help

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I was about to format my computer but I wasn't sure about something. I have one HDD and created another partition from it so thats 2 partitons I have. Once I got into the partition deleting part of the windows installation it only showed one partition which was C drive. My D drive doesn't seem to be there. My HDD is 250 gigs and C drive is 150 gig of that. The rest of it in D drive isn't showing up in the installation but when I start up windows theres nothing wrong with it. Someone know whats wrong?

A:Formatting Computer

Hello Mozo

I am doing this from memory, so hope I have the order right.

I think when you arrive at the page to select "R" to reinstall XP, you will just be shown the "C" partition where XP is already installed.
You are asked "Do you want to install XP on this partition?"
If this is what you actually want to do, select this partition. If you want to keep your "D" partition do not delete the "C" partition.
The next page should show you both partitions and you can format "C" and reinstall to it.

I can`t remenber which page has the "delete partition" option. The main thing is not to delete the "C" partition, just format it
.

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Hello, I want to format my Windows XP. It is a pretty old computer which has had so many users that i don't recognize most of the files on the computer. I tried to right click on the C: drive and click format. However, the format option was greyed. I'm assuming that I can't format the C: drive because the computer is currently turned on and using the C: drive. I cannot find the formatting cd/floppy that came with the computer oh so many years ago. I found some places (bootdisk .com) where I can download these disks but I thought that I should check with the experts before I go ahead and do something foolish. I'm pretty much a complete beginner to step by step instructions would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

A:Help formatting my computer

Are you aware that formatting is a destructive process that will completely erase the OS and all data on the disk? Many people believe that formatting is some kind of system repair. Formatting is normally done as part of the installation of the OS. You cannot format the drive while Windows is running. The normal procedure is to boot with the installation CD and follow the instructions. Early in the process there will be opportunity given to format the drive. You must have the install CD. The only other alternative is if the computer has a restore partition or you have restore disks.

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http://www.allbootdisks.com/download...l#comment-1908
(service pack 2)

How do I reformat my computer with the floppies?
What happens if I dont back anything up? I dont really want anything but do I still have to?

Because the computer I need to reformat is unusable and I really need help, I cant afford to buy the proper disc from microsoft

A:I need help re-formatting my computer

Proper disc from microsoft?
Do you have a valid XP genuine cd?
If not then you need to read the rules of this forum please before you
should post.
The formatting is included in the windows xp disc.

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i don't know how to format window Xp
and also i don't want to any changes in my network connection that is LAN connection and broadband option
some body help me
because in my pc folder option in tools, run option in start are gone
and html files are not opening in firefox and IE

 

A:formatting my computer

Checkout: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

It explains How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install.

Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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friends I'm installing a fresh samsung 840 120gb. i thought i could put the ssd on sata 1 [not zero] and get firmware via magician on my windows 8 lab mule. no dice. apparently magician ONLY wants to see the ssd on sata zero. it can pull up the drive, but none of the controls work.
soooo... I'm thinking I'm going to have to go with the drive 'as is' to install 7 on a notebook, then as first order of business go pickup the firmware update and execute it.

will this result in sub-par arrangement? best I can tell the fw update is non-destructive.
is there another way?

A:samsung ssd: will firmware update harm anything? magician no use.

friends i have a new samsung 840 to replace a failing drive in a hp notebook.
i wanted to update the samsung firmware first, then do the install of windows 7 x64 but using the samsung so-called Magician, trying the drive on sata 1 [instead of 0] it still cannot properly register the drive. all I get is the SMART info - everything else is neutered. illogical... how does samsung want to update firmware? AFTER the os is installed?
a little guidance would sure be appreciated.

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