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Weird when unpacking rars

Q: Weird when unpacking rars

I have just replaced my old desktop for a new one that comes with windows 7 64 bit. But not sure why ever since I started using the new desktop to unpack rars and especially rars with parts, both winrar and 7zip often have error messages like:

"Packed data CRC failed"
"The volume is corrupted"
"The file is corrupted"

For example, one of my family member who lives in Ireland wants to send me a bunch of videos and photos taken from a trip they went. He packed these bunch of files into three part rars and uploaded onto a file hosting website and so I have to download each one of them. I first tried jdownloader and downloaded them but couldn't unzip it. Then I tried to download in the normal way using firefox but still couldn't unpack. And I started to think is the pack corrupted?

But then I tried to use my netbook (with win7 32 bit starter os) and downloaded the files through this computer, it unpacked smoothly without a hassle. I then tried to copy the files I have downloaded using my new desktop to my netbook and try to unpack them there but again it saids the file is corrupted. That means somehow it's not winrar or 7zip's problem but the way my new computer writes the files into the hard disk creates corrupted files?

So what's wrong with my new computer? Even my old desktop won't have these problems. Is it because of the 32 64 bit difference? Perhaps my Ireland cousin packed the files with winrar 32 bit and i used 64 bit didn't work? Or is it the process that the file is being written under a 64 bit os different from a 32 that makes the files corrupted?

I have many other similar experience that my new computer didn't work unpacking but my old computer and netbook worked given the files are downloaded from my old computer or netbook (both 32 bit). Including files from newsgroups and torrents (but i won't go there because of restrictions).

But how can I fix my new PC? Is it because of installing the wrong java? wrong service pack? etc? Any other people have similar issues?


A: Weird when unpacking rars

Win Rar can be installed in bot 32bit/64 versions have you installed the correct version for your system

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I have downloaded several rar and zip files the problem is that when i open them they are empty my question is are the contents hidden or something and if so how do i unhide them.
I have winrar installed on my computer as well as 7z. Neither of them can see the files that should be in there. The zip/rar says that it is like 7mb but when i open it. on the bottem it says that there are no files and that it is 0kbs

By the way I'm running win 98.

A:Problem with zips and rars

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Hey guys, I'll sum my problem shortly:
-extracting RAR files using Winrar or 7 ZIP is very very, about 1:30 hour for 2.5 GB.
-copying files from other computer to mine is very slow as well: starts with speed of 12MB\s and falls pretty fast to 0.5MB\s.
- I believe I should mention- on wednesday night my computer was slow as a turtle, and it took him 5 minutes to open control panel. installed a new windows update, and it works just fine now. and then I discovered that rar's problem.
the steps I did so far:
-reinstalled winrar and 7zip.
- clean boot, check disk, windows memry check, some tool of my MS which said everything is fine with my computer.
- AntiVirus scan, malware and spyware scan, CC Cleaner.
- in Device Manager, my IDE stays in DMA mod, it doesn't converts itself to PIO mod. however I reinstalled my IDEs.

what I'm doing now: trying to defragment my disks. however I dont believe it'll help. windows says: (1% fragmented) so its not such a big problem I believe.

I used google,and seen about 7 or 8 threads around the internet of people with the same problem as mine, or with similiar one. however, I couldn't find the answer there- since no one gave her.

details on my computer:
Windows 7 32 bits, 3 GB RAM, Core2Duo 2.13GHz.

p.s- I tried to extract the same files on another computer- a laptop core2duo 2.6GHz and 4 GB RAM, and it went smoothly, and finished in 3 minutes.

I would really appriciate any help. thanks in advance.

A:Dead slow when extracting rars, or copying files.

Boot into SAFEMODE and try un-zip/ un-rar there - see if any faster.

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Batch File required to move rar and zip files to a folder according to the word car anywhere inside the archive.
Here is what I have.It works in a test folder with 2 rars and 1 zip but when I put it in the folder with four hundred rars and zips,it creates the folder and just hangs at the "please wait" message for two hours.
Please help....thanks!

@echo off
md cars
for /f "eol=: delims=" %%F in ('findstr /m /i .car *.rar,*.zip') do @move "%%F" cars >nul
color a0
exit /b

A:Batch file required for moving rars and zips.

Findstr is capable of finding the exact text you are looking for in any ASCII file or files.

IOW findstr doesn't seem intended for searching for files stored in archives. Off the top of my head, I'd do something like this:

for %%F in (*rar,*.zip) do "C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe" l "%%F" | findstr /m /i /e ".car" >NUL && move "%%F" cars >NUL

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I've downloaded a large application (Quicken) in .rar format. I extracted it with Winrar and now I have 18 tidy little bundles of 15mb each in the intended directory. Bad news is I haven't the faintest idea what to do with them now. there aren't any .exe or installation files as far as I can see--just those 18 bundles. Can anyone straighten me out?

A:Unpacking .rar

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I'm trying to install Renaissance Starter Edition, but the program just unpacks the files somewhere, and doesn't actually start the installation routine. I tried it at work, and it started installing, but on my PC at home, it unpacks the files, then nothing. It goes that fast, I don't know what the files are, or where it's put them. Any suggestions?

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I recently ordered a new PC from ironsidecomputers and it didn't work when I plugged it in, I later pulled the front connectors loose replugged them and was able to get it running but the reset powered it on power button reset the system. I was happy but PC was in the wrong spot so I turned it off put it where it need to be and nothing I tried all other outlets then the one that worked previously but nothing. I referred to manual and seemed original set up was wrong but I'm not getting to work in the right set up. What am I doing wrong is it just power problem? I would be talking to tech but it's the weekend. Motherboard is as rock z97 pro 3, Intel core I5 4590 processor, evga 500 watt, nvadia GeForce Gtx 750ti graphics card, 8 ram, win 10, enermax thorax case

A:PC has no power after unpacking

Sounds like to me the front panel connection is hooked up wrong, which could do some damage to the system over time. If your not comfortable taking it apart and reconnecting all if it, I'd wait and take it back to the place where you bought it and have them look at it and fix it.

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Yesterday I downloaded windows.iso via the Media Creation Tool (it took 8 hours!!). I clicked it today to unpack its contents and failed because an error message told me that there is no program associated with it. I panicked and associated it with Windows Media Player but am scared stiff to use it or do anything. Can anyone help please?


A:Unpacking windows.iso


You can use the free program 7-zip to extract iso (and other) files: 7-Zip

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Hello everyone
It's a long time since I don't write an article in MA but I decided to explore some important concepts to analyze malware.

"Understanding packers and detecting a packed file" is a topic treated by @kram7750 in this thread :

I will talk to unpacking
The manual unpacking is definitely the most complex to learn. Although a malware can be sometimes much more difficult by a packer, it is much easier to explain the theory behind a malware, rather than explain the operation of a packer. This is primarily due to two reasons. First, you need to have a unpacking knowledge of a wider number of arguments: it is not enough to understand the machine code and know that debugging. In addition, the term "packer" is very generic. The packer implement all sorts of anti-reversing techniques and even an entire book would suffice to explain them all in detail.

I will try to make myself understood even by those who don't have a clue what a packer. However, it is useless to deny that you have to engage, and not just to see this introduction. Do not confuse, even if there are other threads, this article represents the real end of our route. If you include the following, all the rest you'll learn without difficulty and it will update your knowledge base package. Here, we define the article on manual unpacking the culmination of knowledge. To write this introd... Read more

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I've downloaded a ad-supported free full game, "Prince of Persia The Sands of Time", and it's installation file don't work ("internal error").

How can I extract it's content without using the installer?

A:Unpacking an EXE file

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How do I unpack, but not install, SoftPaqs?


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A:FAQ(23): Unpacking downloaded SoftPaqs

You can unpack a SoftPaq by running it with a few command line switches.  To do this, open a Windows command box and refer to the following information:Unpacking a SoftPaq fileSp#####.exe ?pdf ?f<path> -s WhereSP####.exe is the Softpaq to unpack.-pdf is a run time switch that overrides the build parameters.-f<Path> is a run time switch that overrides the default path set at build time.-s instructs the package to unpack in silent mode skipping the welcome, license and directory screens.EXAMPLE:At the command box prompt (with Administrator rights to prevent access issues) go to the directory where the SoftPaq is and type the following: sp59909.exe -pdf -fC:\SWSetup\sp59909 -s

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Whenever I download a large archive, whether it's 7z, RAR format or some bin format (that's unpacked via provided installer), I always have problems unpacking.

What happens is that, while extracting, I receive errors about some files that are corrupted and cannot be extracted. The FUNNY thing is, if I try to extract the same archive again it says some other file is corrupted while the one that was "corrupted on my first try now extracts properly. I don't know how is that even possible.

1) I know that the archives I download/get from friends are not corrupted, and I can trust those sources.
2) I've tried basically everything, like re-downloading, trying with numerous attempts, and updating the software I use (7z, Win RAR, or Daemon tools for those bin archives I mentioned).

Any help? Thanks,

A:I ALWAYS have problems unpacking files. Any help?

I'm wondering if your hard drive has some bad sectors. You might run a disk check program to see. Your drive manufacturer will probably have one.

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My problem is that if u wanna unpack an exe file, could be a setup exe., then it will save the data in the temp folder (Windows drive), and my problem is that i made a patision (or however to spell that in english.. ) so i got 10 gb for windows, so if my windows ****s up i will be able to just reinstall without worrying too much for my files. (Programs like registery mechanic will often solve the registery prob.) Anyways, this means i don't have enough space on my c-drive, as i should have given it more ofc.. Should have given it 15 instead, as my programs are on that drive aswel... anyways! thats not the matter.. the matter is that when some exe. files wants to extract they want to extract huge amounts of software before installing, im talking about 1,3 gb + here, and i cant get that much space without deleting half of my programs or so.. SO what i want to know, is there a way to manualy unpack an exe. file ? Or is there a way to change its unpacking destination, so it won't save in temp.. thanks for all upcomming answer.

- Hans, Denmark.

A:Hard times unpacking exe files.

Change the place where it unpacks to the other partition you have for files, programs etc. This should be on the extraction wizard.

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HJT log removed as we analyze these only in the log forum and then only rarely. ~ OB

A:I think I got infected after unpacking a malicious file

Please describe the problems you are having with your computer so we can assist you better.

Please update MBAM and run a scan in Normal Mode and post the log in your reply as well.

Orange Blossom

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Switched my web browser yesterday to MSNBC. Get an error message while in there "error while unpacking program, Code 2 Please report to author????????

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how do i stop this message from coming on my computer all the time?

Error while unpacking program, code 2. Please report to author.

A:Error while unpacking program, code 2. Please report to author.

was there a reply posted ?

[email protected]

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Error while unpacking program, code LP5. Please report to author.

A:Error while unpacking program, code LP5. Please report to author.

You are going to have to provide a lot more detail in order for anyone to be able to answer your question. Please include as much information as you can in your posts.

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This help request might fit in alternate discussion threads, but this seems like the most logical place to post... these could be 2 separate issues, but it feels like they are connected to me.

A - Unpacking any RAR, Zip, 7z, etc file - particularly large ones results in CRC or other unpacking errors 90% of the time. Sometimes a simple retry works, sometimes re-downloading the compressed file works.. sometimes nothing works. Anything over 1GB is almost sure to fail miserably every time (often fails on different files within the package.
(this occurs using winzip, winrar, 7zip)

B - Multiple game client crashes - Oblivion, Various MMORPG (WoW, LOTRO, many others) crash constantly.. if the computer doesn't freeze or blue screen, the error is 100% the client .exe file .. it doesn't happen just on strenuous load sequences or 'laggy' areas.. it can just happen sitting in the middle of an unpopulated area.. varies once per 1-5 hrs.. rarely goes 3 gameplay attempts without at least 1 crash.

Both errors have occured pretty consistently over the last 3 years.. i give up on some games that have more crashes than others.. and give up on some because i can never even unpack the game to play it.

Original System: Dell XPS 600 Purchased October 2005 .. problems started right away - but I just ignored most of them until after warranty

Hardware Replaced:
Video Card (6 mos ago).. was nvidia 7800 gtx, now nvidia 8600 i believe..
Hard Drive(3 mos ago) - was Maxtor... Read more

A:Constant Unpacking Errors and Game Client Crashes

sorry - i hate bumping - put posted this late last night - figure there are more people on the forums now that hopefully have some advice!


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Hi guys, I have just recently upgrade my computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, but since then I haven't been able to install most games.

During installation, each game has a different error message but generally, the problem seems to lie in games that require unpacking large files, such as *.bin. For example, while trying to install Assassin's Creed 3, this message appeared:

An error occurred while unpacking: archive corrupted! Unarc.dll returned an error code: -7. ERROR: archive data corrupted(decompression failed)Click to expand...


Decompression failed with error code: -12. Bad CRC in the archive data0.binClick to expand...

Please help me, I'm going mad.

Computer's spec:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4CPUs)
RAM: Elixir DDRam 3 2GB x2
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
DirectX 11
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
BIOS: 9/24/9 Ver: 08.00.15

What I've tried so far:

Updated drivers of graphic card, mainboard, etc.
Ran as Administrator.
Installed in safe mode.
Tried installing these games in another computer (everything's fine)
Reinstalled Windows 7.
Formatted entire HDD, reinstalled Windows XP (now even Windows XP has this problem)
Bought a new HDD


A:Cannot install softwares which require unpacking large files

what site are you downloading these from?

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The captioned message appears whenever I try to update my antispyware application, so preventing it. When I stopped the firewall and runned a sfc /scannow and corrected 3 or 4 system files, it did open, but no more after reopening the firewall.

A:Error while unpacking program, code 2. Please report to author.

You may have other Spyware issues. First you can disable the Firewall. If the Spyware program opens then it has it's own Firewall that conflicts with Windows. You should also download CCleaner delete temp files, run Registry Cleaner too. Then download malwarebytes run full scan delete nasties.

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I changed my os to win 7 64 bit, I'm trying to install microsoft 2010 office 64bit from an online link. it downloaded and goes to unpack when I get an error while it's checking crc. It stops and the error says insufficient disk space or errors on disk. I have 80gb free on my drive. and I cleaned the disk from previous installs. Stuck?? Please help

A:online install error in unpacking download while checking crc

Downloaded from what online link?

The last I heard, 32-bit was the recommended version even for 64-bit systems?

Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office - Word -

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OK, so I have a load of FLV files and a README.txt. I need each FLV in a RAR with the README.txt.

I can select all the FLVs in the folder > right click > Add To Archive... > Files tab > Select "Put each file to separate archive".

Now that will add all the FLVs to separate RARs... but how can I get them to have the README.txt file as well without having to drop the file into each individual RAR?

Any ideas?


A:WinRAR: Create Multiple RARs with Multiple Files

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hi,i want to create multiple rar from each file,all of these rar should contain a Readme.txt in it.
I have searched and have found an answer in here but the problem is this batch script doesn't work when the file name contains period or space..i.e "Test 1.1.png".
Any ideas to overcome this limitation..
@echo off
PUSHD F:\Firefox\Test
MKDIR archives
for %%F in (*.png) DO (
Echo %%F
"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a archives\%%~nF %%F
"C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" a archives\%%~nF Readme.txt
Echo Archive process complete


A:Solved: Multiple RARs with Multiple Files

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first of all, hello to you all

as they thread title may allude; i am a little disgruntled at my first atempt to install my brand new genuine Windows 7 x64 Home Premium OEM

after the first 4 attempts at installing Win7 i managed to get around the installer asking for 'unknown device driver' by unplugging my card reader. I have been running XP x64 OEM for some time and have re-installed it at least 5 times and have never had any problems what so ever; if only the same were true for Win7!

having done some research it became clear that Win7 should take no more then 30-40 minutes to install; but here i am 23hrs later and it STILL hasn't even started installing yet; its still 'unpacking windows files' @ 99%...

has anyone else had this problem? if so, what did you do to fix it?

thanks in advance

A:23hrs - "unpacking windows files"

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Nice job on the system specs.

Sorry your having problems.
How long has it been at 99%?

We've made a list of questions which are the result of reoccurring incidents seen so far.
If you can have a look at these and give us your answers we'll be able to give you better suggestions.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

We have also seen people with AMD mother boards having these problems, try taking out all memory cards except one, if that doesn't work then move the memory card to a different slot and try again.

Do you have HyperTransport function settings in your BIOS?
There are two options in the BIOS Setup called K8 -- KN HT Speed and K8 -- KN HT Width, both are normally set as Auto. Change them to K8 -- KN HT Speed to 1x and K8 <-> KN HT Width to 8 8. You can change them back after the install.

If this doesn't work, then reply with more details and we'll try again.
Just read a thread where a guy with an AMD board was having similar problems said he turned off 'Cool 'n Quiet' setting (the feature that turns down the fan RPM). He also found a bad RAM stick by running memtest86+. After that Win7 installed with no problem. Might be worth a try.

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Hi... I was wondering if anyone else is having same problem as me when trying to install the 32-bit RC. I have created a 50 gigs logical partition on my hard drive to install windows 7 on (i'm using Vista Home Premium on my Dell laptop). on installation screen i select the drive for the new installation and so it goes to the next screen where it shows a list of bunch of stuff that it's supposed to do. The first one is "copying files" or something along those lines which gets checked and so it moves to the second thing that is i believe called unpacking the installation files (or something similar). My installation "freezes" there as it shows 0% for about an hour or two and then it errors and cancels the installation.
any help would be much appreciated.

A:"unpacking" problem in RC installation


Try re-burning the iso at 4X speed with imgburn

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I am completely perplexed with this.

Ok so I have the installation file for Alcohol 120% v1965529 on a DVD, so when I try copy pasting it to my E:\ drive I get an Access Denied - Make sure the file is not in use or write protected error.

However, I can copy it with no problem to my C:\ drive. Once I do that, if I try to run the installation, I get the "Windows cannot find the specified path, device or file. Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to access the item." error.

Trying to copy it from C:\ to E:\ gives me the access denied error again, and I've already removed all atributes, like read-only. What the hell is going on here? I'm system administrator, and in the 4+ years I've been using WinXP, I have never seen this problem! The file isn't corrupt, it works on other computers.

Right clicking on it, the context menu takes a good 6 seconds to show up.

A:Solved: Weird weird problem with Alcohol 120% - ACCESS DENIED

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Hello everyone,

i'm having a weird problem in my setup, it's not a real problem but it's very annoying.

i can't post a screenshot right now, but the situation is pretty simple:

i have a "login button" (see attached example) floating on the left of my third screen. It's the same exact button from the login screen.

The button can't be moved, it doesn't react to right-click but it does react to left click, showing the account control panel

If i try to change resolution (forcing a redraw of the screens) the button goes away, then it comes back in the same position after some time (minutes)

how can i get rid of it?

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I ran rKill & MABM to get rid of Antivirus Security Pro (have my suspicions where it came from), it is gone .. thanks.  However now my IE pages are strange (e.g., when I logged in to this account, no login, etc button I just hit enter & hoped; boxes are not complete outlined (or your search box in upper right of page is completely missing, however I can click & type in the space).  The Start button is no longer round with the windows icon on it, just a black & white button with the word Start.  Not sure that is a bad thing, but apparently something is hinky.   Suggestions?

A:Ran MABM, now IE windows are weird, Start button looks weird

Never mind, I figured it out ... the theme I was running was the issue.  Thanks...

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My computer (windows XP) was working completely fine for over a year now and all of a sudden it started running strangely. I get these strange links when I go to sites, and when I scroll over them I get popups. And I got a popup today that just said "monitor" which really freaked me out. It's just running overall very slowly and programs keep "not responding" and stuff ever since all of this. Here's my log of HijackThis if that helps:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:06:25 AM, on 9/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sq... Read more

A:Slow computer, weird links, weird popups..

Anyone? Please? heh.

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Currently I have a big problem with my Computer, i can't run Windows in normal mode, and currently using Safe Mode
I will describe the problem and
My computer have some BSOD a few days before, but it's rare and after it restarts, Windows works like normal. Those BSOD happens randomly. But, just 3 hours ago i got a BSOD just when opening windows explorer, but this time the Blue Screen takes 1 minute and it shows a lot more texts than usual. After my computer restarted, it took 10 minutes on Loading and welcome screen (Usually it only take 10 seconds). After loading finishes, my monitor shows nothing (black) but i can see my pointer mouse, the pointer can still move. I also can do CTRL+ALT+DEL and starts Task Manager. I waited for 30 minutes and suddenly the screen turns light-blue and some icons and the taskbar comes out. But when i opening Windows Explorer or any applications, it shows an error that username and password is invalid in the config. Then i frustrated and restart my comp in Safe Mode with Networking. It works without those errors and runs normally, but i can't do any working on Safe Mode...

That's the description of the problem i have on my Windows. A help would be very appriciated.
I running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (OEM) my computer is 8 months old (same with the OS)
Note : when i typed perfmon /report , the viewer show error... Read more

A:Weird system error after weird BSOD

Hello Freedom975 and welcome to SF,

Bugcheck 0xc5_2 and 0xd1 could be caused by 3rd driver, memory or viruses.

First uninstall AVG completely then download and install Malwarebytes.
Update its database and perform full scan.
(You may do this in Safe Mode Windows with Networking)

Install MSE as replacement of AVG.

Then uninstall Alcohol 120% and remove sptd driver with this tools. →
For alternative CD/DVD virtual software, you may use MagicIso.

Last, upgrade your Windows into SP1.
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82c1b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82d63810
Debug session time: Thu Apr 7 01:22:37.233 2011 (GMT-8)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:18:18.638
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *... Read more

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Ok so i thought my computer had a virus i ran Hi jack this and then a spy ware remover did all that good stuf and now it is still acting up I thought that it was only IE so i tried Firefox and still wont load them, I mean some pages aresimple ones and some are like Google and others that should work it acts like it is going to load then doesnt and says Check Url spelling internet connection etc Did all that it still doesnt help, Ne one know why my computer is doing this Oh and alot of pages they dont load the 1st time or the pics wont load at all, also sometimes there are message boxes that say socket error Socket closed

A:IE 7 Wont load some pages Weird Weird

Sounds like you are dropping internet packets. I've seen this a lot and you can usually load small pages fine, but anything with pictures have a hard time transferring. goto a command prompt ( Start - Run - CMD) and type 'ping -t' (without the 's). This will continuously ping google and give you a response time in milliseconds. If you have broadband, an average response time is between 10 ms and 100 ms. Anything above 100 is simply a poor service provider. But what your looking for is the connection to time out. Let it respond about 100 times and watch to see if it ever responds "Request Timed Out". If it does, then you have confirmed that your internet is dropping packets. To fix this, you have to first determine if its your equipment or your isp's. If you are connected directly to a cable modem or dsl modem/router, then call your isp and tell them you are dropping packets. If you are not directly connected to a cable modem or dsl modem/router, then do so and run the test again to verify that it is the isp. Good Luck

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IS there any way to plug phono video cords into a computer moniter? For example. Is there a cord I could buy at Radio Shack that would let me plug my Gamecube into my computer moniter (via the yellow video cord) and play it?

A:A Weird, Weird, Weird, Weird question.

You could do it with a TV tuner card, but most of the time game console's don't display well on a monitor due to the difference in framerates. But it's worth a shot, Newegg has a new Kworld model for $33 right now!!!!

It's a excellent card. Rips straight to mpeg as well.

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Hello, new guy here, now for my problem, the problem i seem to be having is Remove Disk or other media, but its not on start up of my computer, but its on System Recovery, then when i hit enter it will then go to disk Boot error, i am on windows xp and i have a HP Pavlon, the reason i want to use my System Recovery is i am fixing to start a new project for a website for my city, and i want to setup a localserver, so i want my computer to have a fresh start, and since i haven't used system recovery in like 6 or 9 months its dued. so if anyone can help me pass this Remove disk or other media on system Recovery would be appriciated. the only thing i have plugged in is my dsl connection and kordless keyboard and mouse, i completely disabled my printer and camera and there is no disk in either of my disk drives, and yes i have stuff in D drive HP_Recovery, i do not believe the stuff i have in the drive would cause this error as i have put the same things in it before.

so if anyone knows this problem on System Recovery would be appriciated for any help


A:Weird Error in Weird Place

Did you try changing the boot order in the bios? Or if you are trying to boot to a recovery partition I am fairly certain HP uses the F10 key when you are going to boot to go into system recovery. But I don't have an HP so I could be wrong but it should be one of the F Keys.

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I have just installed ms office professional recently. I usually open this program for a game. When i open it it gives me this -- Imageshack - 85374956
It happened with this program. I dont think it does with the other ones..
This has not happened until i installed ms office 2007. im really pissed now because i have had quite alot of problems with it. I might just uninstall it and never install it again because its interfeiring with other programs. If anyone can help cool if not ill just uninstall it.

A:Weird - Very weird annoying problem

Nothing happens if you wait for it to "finish configuring"? May I suggest trying to run it as administrator? Even if you're running an administrator account, you may want to try and give the program administrator privileges; right-click on the program you're running and select Run as Administrator.

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Aiite, so, can anyone tell me if this would be a good idea?

I have 2 hard drives. Hard Drive 1 (called Nadia2a) will have 2 copies of Windows xp (partitioned). One copy for gaming, and the other copy for programming and general purposes. Hard Drive 2 (called Nadia2b) will act as the source of the programs, data for both partitions.

Theoretically speaking, Both copies of windows xp will detect the files on the Nadia2b, which is what I want. But, since they're both reading the data from Nadia2b will having a gaming windows xp partition really increase the performance of the games? I would use this strictly for gaming, and then use the other partition for general purposes. In my head, I think it would because it wouldn't be running any background services that won't be used since it's the gaming partition. Also, it will be tweaked up so nicely....

And since it's on a different partition, it wouldn't effect the other General Purpose Windows xp which is free to use services, background programs, which would normally decrease performance.

So, is this a good idea or?
Please tell me if I'm not making sense, I'll be more than happy to answer any/all questions. Thanks!

P.s, the reason why I want the programs and data on another hard drive is so that I can reformat the OS hard drive with out having to burn cd's to back up my stuff (40 gigs of data uses quite a bit of cd's hehe) and still have the data perfectly intact when I use... Read more

A:Weird Question.. Very.. Weird.

There really is an easier way. In the properties of My Computer, Hardware tab, you will see a button for hardware profiles.

I have one profile for gaming in which all the unneeded services are turned off, and another profile for general use where all the default services are running.

I have the option at boot to choose a profile.

Msconfig can be used to turn off startup programs that you want off for gaming.

So, you really need only one partition for the OS.

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I have the strangest problem with my internet since updating to W8. My internet works absolutely fine all day, up until later in the day (not sure what time exactly this happens) but it stops working! It says it is connected but it simple can't find a network.

I am connected via LAN to an apartments in house internet setup.

I honestly have no idea what the problem could be! When I was in W7 it was fine. The ethernet cable is always plugged in properly.

I have talked to the internet "pro's" who operate the LAN in the building but they are confused by this too.

Help would be great thanks.

A:Weird Weird Problem!

Are others in the building also losing their internet access at a similar time? Upgrading to Windows 8 could be co-incidental. There are some really bizarre things that can upset an ADSL signal if that's how the building gets its access.

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This post is long, but contains all the required details. Thanks for the help in advance.

First of all, quick background. I'm 29 and decently knowledgeable when it comes to computers. Now, I haven't kept that up-to-date on hardware in the recent 2-3 years, but still.

Bought a computer in August 2007. Specs were : Intel dualcore 3ghz (6850), 4 gig of Corsair (CM2X2048-8500C5D), Antec 650W TruPower, Antec Ninehundred case, eVGA GeForce 8800GTX, 2x 250gig WDC in raid0, Gigabyte P35C-DS3R. Now, in July 2008, started having issues, sometimes bluescreens, etc. Thinking it might be the video card, I swapped my roommate's; he had a eVGA 8800GT. No more crashes, but he didn't get any either... Weird, but meh. Few months laters, I start to get crashes again.

- Once every 2 days (sometimes more often, can happen twice a day but on average every 2 days) I get a complete system lockup. Everything freezes. Actually, that's not true. It can occur in one of the following 3 ways :
- Everything instantly freezes. If there was sound, it "repeats" the last 0.1 second of it infinitely.
- Everything freezes, but I can keep moving my mouse around for 20-30 seconds then it locks up (this is the most frequent crash)
- Everything freezes, but I keep hearing the sound properly (say I'm watching a TV show, I'll hear dialogues, but the video is frozen, etc).

Another info : Coincidence, maybe, but I had a portable AC plugged in last summer. And I could hear every once i... Read more

A:Weird, weird issue.

What kind of temps? cpu, gpu,,,
What voltages are you seeing, bios hardware monitor,,,everest may
or may not report voltages, try everest home, free version. That
8800gtx is pretty power hungry, Im not to hot for the antec psu's
anymore,,but that is where Im leaning...

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A friend of mine told me that she was having trouble with her laptop.
She doesn't know much about computers, so she gave it to me to take a look at it.

When I try to boot up the laptop, it immediatly reboots itself about 2 seconds into the XP boot screen. This happens if I try to boot in safe mode as well. I do not know how i might go about investigating this because i cannot successfully boot windows. This happens with and without the power adapter plugged in.

Heres what I've been able to gather about the system

Gateway Notebook
XP home edition , dunno what SP
Celeron M 1500ghz cpu

Advice is appreciated as always.

A:Here's a weird one for you...

Also: I realize that Windows is likely corrupt. If the only solution to this is a windows reinstallation, is there any way for me to save my friend's files, I have never used this laptop before so I do not know what is on it and it might be important.

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I am not sure if this belongs here, but I thought it was the most fitting. Please move it if it doesn't belong in here.
Today I opened my task manager when I had to kill an unresponsive program and I found a weird .exe file that I hadn't seen before: "dcomuti.exe". I tried to google search it without finding any results. Then I tried to kill the task, but it said "Permission denied". I have downloaded two programs today and I don't know if either of them could have contained that, they were GifSplitter and VTFEdit. I am using Windows 7.
Thanks in advance for any help.

A:A weird .exe

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or you want a second opinion, submit it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:Jotti's virusscanVirusTotalVirSCAN--In the "File to Scan" (Upload or Submit) box, browse to the location of the suspicious file(s) and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If you get a message saying "File has already been analyzed", click Reanalyze or Scan again.Note: A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General, Details and Version tabs.

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recently i noticed this pops up every time i start my pc and im not sure what it is can anyone help me out
edit forgot to mention it usally closes itself about 30 seconds after i start my pc but today it doesn't close itself and i cant end the process 
if this is in the wrong section im sorry i was a bit worried and just clicked windows 7 if it needs to be moved please move it

A:Weird dos pop up

good chance it may be a fragmented registry. Download RegCleanPro. It's a very very great program that will tidy up the registry and will take care of random pop ups.
Download it here

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my team mate online seems to be having trouble with his programs and games, i need help quick because we have a 2v2 winter league to attend and need help as soon as possible :S

his games just shut down when idle, he doesnt even have to go in a server or room for it to shut down. Firefox just stops responding when he uses it and other programs are doing the same.

is this a common problem?

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Hello guys.

this might have been asked before, but I'm having some problems with my Windows XP. I tried to restore the pc to where it was when I bought it, but after I did so, the computer now won't start. It just says where is says Windows XP, and then it says "please wait...", but it won't go any further.

I really really need some help.

thanks, khena25

A:Something weird

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I use Windows XP and this problem has been stumping me. Whenever I try to open my C drive (in "My Computer") it asks me which program I would like to run it in as if I were trying to open some undefined file. I checked the properties, and there was nothing out of the ordinary. Anyone else ever have this problem or know how to fix it?

A:This is just weird...

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I just got NHL 08, and I can't max it out with this card: 7900GS. Even on the lowest settings, with my fps well over 100, at times it "feels" like it's 30 fps or so. It's kind of hard to explain, I guess it can be extremely small stutters, which make it feel that low of an fps. Why is this?

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Lately, whenever I open my task manager, it doesn't have the regular blue window bar at the top. I can't switch to processes from applications and I can't close the window either. Really bizzare. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Weird bug or something

just double click on a blank grey area right next to the end process box will be fine

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I am using Windows XP/Internet Explorer 6, Zone Alarm, Norton Antivirus


I am trying to listen to a radio station on-line that streams using "Surfer Network Player" technology.

When I click the "Listen Live" button, I get a Java Script error window and nothing happens. When I try and go to the company's website (, nothing happens. I get a "This page cannot be viewed" white screen thing.

Here's the thing, though...When I try to take these steps on my Mom's computer...It works fine!

I have checked all of my settings, ran DOZENS of spyware removal tools, made sure all of my add-ons and java scripts are enabled, manipulated my Internet and Browser settings, disabled firewalls and anti-virus and much, much no avail.

Have I accidentally deleted a file or registry item that enables "surfer network" to read my connection speed etc...? It seems like that's the root of the problem. Surfer Network's website can't "communicate" with my computer, therefore it won't let me read their website.

I do NOT want to reinstall Windows XP. (I'm always afraid I'm gonna lose some important files)

What are my other options? Please help! Thanks...
[email protected]

A:Okay...This is weird...

Hi... you can check out your windows files easily enough and without endangering any data files... with your Windows CD in a drive go to START>RUN and type sfc /scannow (the space after sfc is essential) - hit Enter.

I would suggest doing the above combined with going up to Tool>Internet options on IE top bar and clearing out cookies and temp files followed by clicking on the Programs tab and then 'Reset Web settings'

Follow this by uninstalling the player software, close and restart PC and reinstall the player software.


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Okay this all started when i added another hard drive...When i boot up my computer during the loading screen where the blue loading bar goes across, it takes at least 1 minute to load. Before i had the other hard drive in, it took about 30 secs to boot my entire PC. Now it takes extremely long and it pauses every now and then when loading. Also my mouse sometimes laggs or drags across the screen when something else is loading, also never happened before....i tried defragging, i even took out the second hard drive and its still the same..Any ideas?

I made this computer myself:
western Digital 160 GB hard drive
Foxconn Mobo
64x2 AMd Athlon Processor
and Gigabyte Geforce graphics card

Any help is greatly appreciated!



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I dont know too much about computers but I am hoping that someone will be able to help me fix this problem.. Every 30 seconds or so I will get a weird pop up like this one that i will post on here.... if I click O.K. the computer will freeze up. if I X out of it another box will pop up in a few seconds and sometimes it's not even the same box. But they all seem to be from "Messenger Service" Can anyone help?

Here is one of the many messages i get:

error message.bmp

Here is another message I get:

error message2.bmp

A:Weird pop ups..... need help...

I can't say for sure, but I think the "Windows Messenger" pop-ups were fixed with the SP2 update.

Have you updated your computer to SP2 ? If not, don't do it now as trying to run SP2 with (possible) malware on-board can turn a little problem into a huge one.

Download & install HJT from and post a log here.

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Q: Weird..

Well this all started yesterday. I turned on my computer and once I logged on it froze right away so I turned it off and back on again. This happened several times and I noticed that it was my start menu that kept freezing. So I tried doing a system restore but it said it was not completed because of files or something. I tried it again with a different restore point and the same thing happened. So I tried logging in again but this time all I got was a black screen. I pressed CTRL ALT DEL and I got a message saying Logon failed security or something like that.

Im not sure whats wrong with it.


bump. thread is getting lost in the others

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Using Windows 7-64bit.

I am really puzzled by this. I like Apple's iCloud but get a weird graphic error. Note the distorted today's date above "Calendar" when using any version of Firefox (v22 installed) but not on IE 10.

Using Firefox v22
Using IE 10.

I would default to IE 10 but it crashes frequently for no good reason, so FF it is.

I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling both Java and Firefox but no difference.

To add to this I don't have this issue using FF on my HP laptop. Both are Windows 7-64bit.

Any ideas because I don't have a clue?

A:This is weird, is there a fix?

Sorry can't help with Firefox but for a crashing ie10,
Also Use No Add-ons mode/ Click Start and type in the search box,
Internet explorer/ click on the suggestion or it’s located at,
Start/ All programs/ Accessories folder/ System tools folder.

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I'm pretty good with hijack this. I've used it multiple times with success so i know what is normal to see on my computer. I have something that i can't find anything about on the internet. i'll post the whole log then point out the one i think is bad.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:20:50 AM, on 5/9/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exeC:\Program File... Read more

A:Something weird in HJT log

Hello mhill2079Welcome to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum, sorry about the delay, but the amount of people posting with infected computers is through the roof and sometimes we can't get to logs as fast as we would like to. If you have not resolved your issue and still need assistance, post a new HJT log please as your system may have changed since your original post.

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When I log on to windows, "with my DSL router turned ON" ,then no icons and taskbar appear. I can only see the wallpaper. Pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del brings taskmanager and I have to log off and then login again to view icons and taskmanager and everything works fine then.
However,with my DSL router turned off it logs in perfectly.

A:Thats weird...

Suspect malware on your PC

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My brothers computer HP Pavillio9n a620n crashed and he gave it to me to fix. Had to re-install Windows XP home edition. Everything went fine. Now here is the weird part. I have a lynksys wrt54g router and my brother has the card in his machine. After installing Windows XP it found all the drivers. It found the Lynksys wireless ethernet adapter. which is the correct one.

Then it went on and found a 1394 net adapter as well as a Via Rhine II ethernet adapter. These were never installed on the computer. I went into device manager and uninstalled them but every time the computer is booted up it keeps saying found new hardware and re installs those two extra adapters.
Is there anyway to prevent this from happening?

A:This is just weird

Hi this is the motherboard for that model check and you will see the 1394 is there

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My computer has been having to some strange problems as of late. While on the net my comp. will of a sudden stop functioning properly and my xp shell starts to revert kind of. Websites will load up half way and my icons will stop functioning right they turn into the no work program ones. When I restart it goes back to normal but it will happen after a while. Can someone help me?

A:Something Very weird

Run some virus/ adware/ trojan scanners. This may clear your problem up.

Clear temp internet files
Clear Cookies
Clear Temp files

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I just reformatted my computer about a week or two ago and i reinstalled steam to play counter-strike 1.6 but im noticing that im getting this very weird lag not when im in the games but when i refresh the server lists. If i refresh all servers i get a huge lag spike and i notice that it effects ventrillo as well and spikes me to about 5000 ping but goes away once the refresh stops.

If you could help me fix this it would be great. thanks!

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I went out leaving my pc on. When I got back a few hours later folders were missing from my desktop.
Ive managed to get them to appear again but they are faint.
Also the sounds cheme on my pc has been turned back on..
Do you think maybe someone hacked me while I was out or something?
I have XP with SP2 & Cable Broadband connection.
I use Norton, which has never let me down before.

A:something weird went on...

what firewall do you use ?

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Whilst browsing TSG on my laptop (running ME), a message popped up telling me that firefox had caused an error. It offered me the choice to ignore and close, and seeing as ignore did nothing, i closed the program. A different pop-up then displayed saying firefox had caused an error in GDI.EXE. I tried restarting fireox and coming on this site again, yet the same thing happened again. It also happened when I tried going on other forum sites ( being another one I tried). It did however let me on google.

I then tried to come on TSG on IE. Same thing again. The pop-up suggested restarting my laptop, which I did. Now that I have, I can come on here again, yet performance is amazingly sluggish. Even as I type these words it takes a few seconds to catch up with itself.

I am unsure whether this problem is spyware or malware related, could someone please lookover my HJT log, or suggest what could be wrong?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:55:19, on 12/08/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more this is weird

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Hey everyone.

I'm experiencing a very strange problem here. I'll be browsing the internet, then suddenly I'll just start hearing stuff. For example, right now I seem to have a trailer for 'I Am Legend' on repeat, along with some very annoying woman giving me little snippets from "". What the hell is going on?!

If anyone can help (or even knows what I'm talking about) I'd be eternally grateful.


A:This is so weird...

Hello and Welcome to TSF

I have no idea what you are referring to, are you seeing any minimized windows in the taskbar?

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Downloaded SecurityCheck few min. ago. McAfee came on, said was quarantining (sp?) trojan "Artemis......",  so shut it all down, let McAfee do it's quarantine. Started download again, it stopped 1/2 way, McAfee again with same message, that it found Artemis again. Seems to me that it comes with the SecurityCheck download??  Since I wanted SC I checked "All downloads". The 1'st one interrupted by McAfee had finished, so went on & ran it. The 2'nd download that was 1/2 there I just canceled. McAfee quarantined "Artemis..." twice, which is why I associate the infection with SC. Anyone care? Should I?  ------ I have learned SO much reading the "stuff" on this site & truly thank all that participate, so figured I should mention this. Thanks, 3sailor-pc

A:???? It just seems weird

Security Check is perfectly safe.
I suggest you report the issue at McAfee forum.

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i reformated my computer and reinstalled so now i would have nothing in my partioned drives for c and d
c has windows program files and documents and setting which is normal and d should have nothing but it has the exact same thing
the d drive files take up 1.74 gb but they are the exact same documents as for see it takes up 1.06 i have not installed anything after reformating to make the other drive greater.
i was wondering if i could just delete the documents in d or is there a safer way and a proper way if both of them have windows.

thank you

A:Something weird..

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My firewall (Kerio) just gave me a strange message saying something along the lines that a miniport was created on my D-Link Dl10050 newtwork ethernet card. It asked me to select wheter this was a a trusted network and I said no because I didn't know why it had popped up.

I'm wondering if anyone here has any idea what could have caused this. My computer was idle except for BitComet (a BitTorrent downloading client).


A:Weird, Please Help!

I've read this a few times over now, I don't have any answers. I have questions, could the bit torrent client create more than one IP address from which to operate? Could an attack (virus, worm) have caused it?

Anyone else have any thoughts?

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I have 5 computers connected through a linksys router, 4 cable and 1 wireless. All of them are set with static ip adresses
today the wireless wasn't working, after checking everything possible i went to a command prompt and typed ipconfig and the ip of the wireless machine was changed to, when i had a static ip adress set to

how could this happen?

A:umm weird....

A DHCP assigned private address would start at (however, that's usually the IP given to the router) so ....... it would seem logical to assume that the router gave the machine that address. What's the IP of the router (would be the gateway)? Do you have 2 NIC cards in the machine, one RJ-45 and the other wireless? It doesn't seem possible that a static IP can be overwritten but.......???

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anybody familiar with this problem: after being a while connected to the net, i click disconnect on the connection tray icon, and it stucks, and when i try to restart or shut down, it says "end program" of the connection in system tray, after clicking end program. the pc stucks on the blue power off screen so i have to shutt down it manually on that screen.
i really don't know what to do, on different versions of xp same problem

A:help please, weird bug or something :/

have you got all your drivers up to date?

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I got onto my school e-mail account, and was looking in my mail. I saw one e-mail that was titled "Your password has been changed"(after the fact, I saw it'd been addressed to somebody who had a yahoo account, which I don't understand how I got it then.) interested, I clicked it, wanting to find out what it was. It looked like it was from one of my proffesors for a class photoalbum that he made, it had a file included that was titled something like, well, I can't remember, but it had a bunch of k's in it. So, I opened the file, and using winzip, clicked the file that it held, thinking it was a text document. Instead it ran a program, and I suddenly relized my error as it happened, and I shut it down and deleted the e-mail, which on second thought was a bad idea, as now I've no sample to give you. But directly after that, a pop up came up saying that I'd changed some of windows main files, and that it needed me to put the cd in to change them back, so I did, and the popup disappeared. But soon after that, Norton scanned three out going e-mails that I never sent, and do not appear in my outlook express sent box, where I'd expect them to have been sent from, though it wouldn't have done much good as I'm not connected to anything on it, unless the virus can change proxy connections. So, an unkown amount of e-mails have been sent from my computer to unkown address, (I've no address in my address box). Then I ran ad-aware and spybot, hoping to see if I could find anything... Read more

A:Something Weird

I don't seem to be able to edit this anymore for some reason, so here's a new reply.

I tried a system restore, and it seems to have worked for the most part, here's a new log file to be checked out of the post-system restore computer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:03:26 PM, on 10/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Ahead\NER... Read more

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Hello everybody,

I have a problem with my pc. Sometimes my pc does very strange while it was working very well. What I mean, the icons at my taskmenu go to the left of my desktop, my start meny just doesnt open when I click on it, my rightmousebutton doesnt even work anymore and when I try to open a map, he doesnt open, I get a black page when I try to open, but other programs like IExplorer or games keep working. I tried a spyware scan (Adaware) and virusscan (Norton), but there isnt a problem. Does anybody have a suggestion or sollution? I can also put somes screens if I am not clear enough. Please help me, cause it is realy annoying!

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Okay, I've got a pentium2 laying around that my dad uses, it was originally installed with Win 98, I upped it to Xp. In the middle of SP2 installation, I stopped it because it was freezing up eclipse and I had to get that program done, anyways. A whole lotta **** got messed up, but primarily the mouse doesnt work. I tried to just partition the hard drive and just clean the damn thing out and install Xp again, but for some reason I can't even get into the setup for the computer to do that like on my other HP machine. Anyways, I don't know what other details im leaving out, so if somebody has any idea of whats going on and needs more info, just reply. Thanks.

A:Really weird...not sure what to do, need some help

Why dont you get a second hard drive install XP fresh on that drive. And use the original as a second drive. That way if it happens again the content on the second drive is not affected by a crashing system.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:51:28 PM, on 6/11/2006Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Secretmaker\secretmaker.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Read more

A:Hi, New Here... Weird Log.

You may want to print this or save it to notepad as we will go to safe mode.DownLoad the LSP application, and click the "I know what I'm doing" checkbox.Move nothing just click Finish.Fix these with HJT ? mark them, close IE, click fix checkedO2 - BHO: CIEObjectObj Object - {CA13D72F-2DAC-4D99-B08D-C5EA1C920E89} - C:\WINNT\IECodecPlg.dllDownLoad your computer into safe mode now. (Tapping F8 at the first black screen) Perform the following steps in safe mode:Double-click on Killbox.exe to run it. Now put a tick by Standard File Kill. In the "Full Path of File to Delete" box, copy and paste each of the following lines one at a time then click on the button that has the red circle with the X in the middle after you enter each file. It will ask for confimation to delete the file. Click Yes. Continue with that same procedure until you have copied and pasted all of these in the "Paste Full Path of File to Delete" box. C:\WINNT\IECodecPlg.dllNote: It is possible that Killbox will tell you that one or more files do not exist. If that happens, just continue on with all the files. Be sure you don't miss any.START ? RUN ? type in %temp% OK - Edit ? Select all ? File ? DeleteDelete everything in the C:\Windows\Temp folder or C:\WINNT\tempNot all temp files will delete and that is normalEmpty the recycle binBoot Download the trial... Read more

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Spyware cleanup.
Ran Adaware 1.05 se with latest defs.

I am concerned out a few things like..
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [cris.exe] C:\WINDOWS\cris.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [msha.exe] C:\WINDOWS\msha.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [crey.exe] C:\WINDOWS\crey.exe

Should I remove those? Anything else?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:37:48 AM, on 10/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:... Read more

A:3 weird exe's in HJT log

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Q: Weird

Working on a friend's computer, and I have the feeling it's not clean. Ran both spybot and adaware from safemode, and manually deleted unwanted registry keys. All signs say the computer is clean, but if I turn on Zona Alarm (on high internet zone security) web browsing goes crazy -- firefox can access most sites, but "can't find" search engines (unless I use ip address as url) and IE rederects requests to (among other weird behavior).I looked through the HOSTS file and DNS settings and they seem to be fine, and I suspect it's malware related since the problems occur when I turn on the firewall, otherwise everything works fine.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:39:23 PM, on 5/7/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXEC:\Program Files\UIUC VirusScan Installer\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Fra... Read more


Hello r3xt3r and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see no signs of viruses or malware at this time. The log is clean.

it would make sense that the searches are going through Yahoo since all of the search settings point there. See the various settings in the R0/R1 lines. yahoo should be the search engine that is used.

Getting strange results when ZA is set to high Security is not anything new with ZA. Check out their forum boards for similar problems from other users. for Internet access just set the settings to Medium.



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For the past two days whenever I turn on my iPad to ck email, the icon spins and there's a msg saying "updating" but it takes maybe 30 min's for the emails to load. On the iPad the subject of the emails appears in a small window at the top of the screen. It just shows who the email is from and the subject. Well, this morning, emails were slowly loading and I saw familiar contacts had sent me emails, they showed up in that window. When I went to look at the emails, none were there, not in any folder, not in any of the 3 email accounts I had. I decided to go to my PC to rule out an issue with the iPad, no difference there either. I put that issue aside and needed to respond to some other emails and went looking for a previous coorospondence from a co-worker so I could reply to her email. Her emails were gone as well. I know this is confusing, so feel free to ask me questions. I'm at a loss as to where my new emails are and where some of my old ones went. thanks for any help you can provide.

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Alright I have a cable modem hooked up to my router in my room. I have three connections for the router. One for my computer in my room, the other for my xbox and another for the downstairs computer. I also have a cable wire feeding to my room from the basement. I use a splitter to split the cable to my television and modem. I also have a few other splitters in my house.

Just recently the modem has been giving me problems with the cable. For some strange reason it won't connect through the splitter. The lights light up and then all of a sudden they go out. I tried a new splitter, I tried switching which peg goes to the tv and modem, I tried a new wire nothing. If I remove the splitter and hook it up directly to the cable wire running to my room it works fine. If I hook it up to the cable downstairs it works fine.

What in the hell is wrong? Just one day it stopped working? Anyone have any ideas.

A:Very Very Weird!!!!!!

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Q: Weird

I started to download lime wire and while it was finishing i went to work. When I came back it had a blue screen on it and said that a new program was causing problems, and i should restart my computer. I tried that and it would do the same thing even when i tried to open it in safe mode. Apparently I lost one of my systems.exe processes. I tried to reinstall XP pro and went to the bios screen so the CD-ROM drive loads first. Usually there is something that says to start press any button. Nothing, it wont read my CD-ROM drive. Any ideas?


Welcome to TSG....

Unfortunately we are not allowed to do any work on P2P networks like limewire since these are for the illegal downloading of programs and other items. Please to read the TSG rules

Tech Support Guy Site Rules

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I've been dealing with a few random restarts mostly when I play games but also randomly when I'm surfing or while the computer is just sitting. Also, if I right click on the desktop and go to properties, there are no tabs to select from and I only have the option of picking my theme. I can't even get to change my display resolution or screensaver or backround! However, if I change to a default theme then reselect "My Current Theme", all the tabs are back, but they don't stay. I've already gone to System settings and unchecked the box "Automatically restart" for system failures to see if that will stop the random restarts. I'm not sure what to do to fix the whole thing about desktop properties having missing tabs. Here is my hijack this log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 6:15:22 PM, on 9/15/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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Q: Weird

It seems as though something is messing with my computer. It doesn't respond very well to shutting down, restarting, or opening program. I had a trojan horse that I got rid of with Mcaffe, but is there anything still here?!?! Help please!!! Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:52:15 PM, on 4/6/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost... Read more


I highly recommend you get rid of Kazaa. It is full of spyware and the source of many problems. A lot of the problems you have now are from the garbage that comes bundled with Kazaa and is installed on your PC without your knowledge.

Go here and get KazaaBegone and run it to get rid of Kazaa:
Download and unzip or install these programs/applications if you haven't already got them. If you have them, then make sure they are updated and configured as described

Spybot - Search & Destroy from

AdAware 6 from

Run Sybot S&D

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get an error message then try a different server

Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, press 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds that is marked in RED.

then reboot &


Before you scan with AdAware, check for updates of the reference file by using the "webupdate".

Then ........

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"
From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan"


click "Use custom scanning options>Customize"... Read more

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Heres the situation :
A couple of days ago , while i was using Skype, some random messages began to appear on my chat box ( personal info ) . I thought this was just a macro I had set up , but it wasn't . I checked all my macros , none were set to those type of things written on my screen . It happened at 6:21pm ( important info , you'll see why later ). Couple days later , while playing an online game, the same messages kept appearing on my screen , once again around 6:21 pm . This time i noticed something ; they were my sisters credit card information ,and some excel formula . She confirmed to me , that she had in no way , have used my computer . I told her to change all her passwords , and personal info , which she did on her Smartphone . I asked around some friends  , and followed some intructions they gave me ; run a full virus scan , and malware scan on both smartphones and personal pc , Which I did , everything came out clean. I changed my routers settings , password  ,etc.. A day later , the issue seemed to be resolved... So i thought...
Today at 6:22 pm , the text began to appear once again , but this time, it was writting the NEW information  ( passwords ) my sister had setup a couple days earlier.
Now I'm scared. 
Here's what I have done so far:
Avast ; Full pc scan 
Antimalware : Full scan
Fresh windows install
Full modem / router reset 
Running windows 8.1 
I took some videos so it might help o... Read more

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Hi all,

first time poster ... anyway,

a friend brought over his vista machine (home premium 64 sp1) and it cannot connect to the net. not through ie7 (for him preferred), firefox, or this other one he has called wyzo. there also seem to be multiple copies of ie on the box (ie and an ie 64).

i started researching the problem on the 'net, and found, well, all kinds of info. a little background...i have a wrt54g, a compaq desktop/xp sp2, powerbook g4 osx10.4, old ass compaq latop running fedora9, acer aspire one xp hsdpa, and a ps2, and xbox through a hub to a network bridge. all wirelessly connected. to slow ass at&t. and it all works and it's working as i post this. (itunes radio alternative/live105) so i know its not my network.

so with all the info thats readily (abeit you have to sift) available, i tried a few things. the wireless portion of the laptop seems to be working. hardware wise it lights up and switches. it connected to my network fine. start ie7 and nothing. i installed firefox. nothing. "cannot find page" and all that. same with that wyzo. i even plugged it in physically to the router with some cat5. i let it try to diagnose itself and it of course cant find the problem.

so i dig into google and come up with the dhcp flag thing. checked it, its already set at 1. but its called DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag and thats for both devices. i also found info about an update that is messing people up. but the only MS updates on the machine are MSXML 4... Read more

A:this is a weird one...maybe someone can help...

sounds like something else on another thread.

Since you have an ethernet cable, it is best to plug the machine in questions directly into your router, since this eliminates all wireless security and compatibility issues. After you get it working wired, then shoot for wireless.

If I am hearing that you have two machines connected, "yours" can connect both to your router and to the WAN (internet), and "YOUR FRIEND'S" can connect to your router, but NOT to the internet?

If you answer "I DON'T KNOW" then:

1) open your router configuration with both machines on and look up "DHCP TABLE" or "CONNECTED DEVICES" and see if both machines are listed.

2) try to access your router ( or or usually unless you have changed it) using YOUR FRIENDS machine

from here on out, we assume you can connect to the router with both machines.

on your firen'ds machine, try clearing static routes:

1) open a command prompt (START-->ALL PROGRAMS-->ACCESSORIES-->COMMAND PROMPT) and type:


(wait for a new command prompt, then type:

IPCONFIG /release

(wait for a new command prompt, then type):


2) double check that the router's DHCP server is set to ON
3) double check that the machine's IE LAN settings are reset:

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I keep getting this pop-up like every few seconds that says:

C:\Users\Windows\Music\Songs\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.

I don't understand this. this is talking about my music file..which I never moved or anything! I didn't touch it and this just kept poping up since yesterday for no reason...

What can I do to get rid of this???
I didn't move anything, my Internet is fine, I don't get it...I didn't delete anything..I did nothing!

Can anyone help me out..
How do I get rid of this pop-up?

I asked someone yesterday on this diff. forum and they said I have to do a system restore..
For a pop-up? I really don't wanna do that..

Is there anything else I can do..


A:I keep getting this weird pop-up, how can I get rid of it?

I suggest that you proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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Newly installed vios from verizon then I received a pop up from Zone alarm for iexplore.exe and for mcci+mccibrowser.exe.I have older hp 8306us laptop with amd turion 64 chip and win xp, any help would be great help.CIAOcarmin Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:25:39 PM, on 6/27/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.ex... Read more

A:Something Weird Going On

HiYou may want to print out these instructions for reference, since youwill have to restart your computer during the fix.Please download FixWareout from one of these sites: it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, then makesure Run fixit is checked and click Finish. The fix willbegin; follow the prompts. You will be asked to reboot your computer;please do so. Your system may take longer than usual to load; this isnormal.At the end of the fix, you may need to restart your computer again.Finally, please post a fresh HijackThis log, along with the contents ofthe logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt

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Q: weird

I have cox high speed internet. When I connect from my CableModem to my wired pc, I get 3200 - 3800kbs. When I add a wireless router, and go from the Cable Modem to the wireless router and connect my PC to the wan ports on the wireless, my speed goes down to 200 - 500kbs. My other PC which is connected wirelessly, also gets speeds of 200 - 500kbs. If I remove the Router from the system, speed goes back to the 3200 - 3800kbs. I have changed all settings and tried all combinations I can think of. I have tried different wireless routers. I always get the same effect.

Up until about 4 months ago, I had the higher speeds even with the router connected. No changes on my system that I can tell. Things seemed to slow down over a few months.

Checked for spys, bugs, pests..... none found.

Any Ideas?


call up your isp and get the primary and secondary dns address and add those into the router settings and see if that helps, or also try to upgrade your firmware of your router, u didnt mention which router u had so just go to the website and lookup your model # get back to us

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I hope someone can help with this one. When I play a picture cd it works fine the first time ,but when I put the next one in which is a completely new cd with new pictures on it the same pictures are showing that was on the first one ,how can that be? Thankful for any help

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Something is wrong with my computer

When I search on google or any other search engine it redirects me to a different page and also sometimes switches off my screen

Ran anti-virus which has found some viruses and Trojans and it is still not working!

A:Weird help

Hello and Welcome.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed. I currently have as many open topics as I can effectively handle; this will have you back in queue with the proper logs so an available helper would be able to assist.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have two different Dell computers running on my home network and they both insist on having the date 9/6/2012.

I change to the correct date and within minutes they are back again, weird? HELP

The time is right, but the date keeps going back to 9/6/2012

A:This is weird . . .

What is the date and time set to in the BIOS?

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Hey, I've got a HDD that is inaccessible. :S

A:Weird HDD

That partion contains information that was put there by the manufactuer and it is necessary for proper operation of your computer; specifically the boot files.

System Reserved 100 Mb

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So, after the Win32.Agent Trojan was detected, I noticed this blue little tab hanging out at the top left corner of my screen, just above the MyComputer icon. I can drag it around, but I can't do anything else with it. I can't right, or left click it. I can only move it around.

The deep blue bar changes to white, sometimes, does anyone know what the HELL that is?

A:Something very weird.

Hello DesX, and welcome to TSF:

That could be a bit of malware which made its way into your system. Please do noc click on it, as that could make it worse.

Please read this thread

Please download HijackThis . This program will help us
determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click
on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\
Run a scan and save the log file. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.
Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log as well.

Post your HJT log in this thread and an analyst will help you

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I think I have a pop up virus or something wrong in my laptop ( Dell Inspiron 6000- XP). About every 4-5 minutes down in the tool bar something opens up for a second and goes away, just a empty box with a file icon on it. But it will freeze some programs I may be running at the time and I have to close all out and start over again. Or I'm at idol it will interrupt the screen saver. I started a guest acct afterwords and that account seems to be free from the pop up. My McAfee finds nothing (all up to date) and scanned from the Norton web site and they found nothing. I installed AVG 7.5, nothing. I also installed Spy-Bot SD and Ad-Aware SE Personal, A2Squared and all found problems and was removed but the pop up is still there. I managed to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL while it was popping up but nothing showed in the window and I see no changes in the process? window. This has been happening for a few weeks now so I?m not sure if it started after a updated or when one of the kids was using it. I try to keep everything up to date, most is set for auto update. I didn't install anything new around the time it started. Thanks for any help and suggestions.

A:Weird Pop up, Help

BTW, I would have tried downloading and running Hijackthis but with all the other things I downloaded to try and fix my problem I didn't want to add to it with out a expert saying weather or not I should. You guys let me know.....

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Some weird and annoying DLL is popping up on my system and it's called qlhhnsfu.dll. And judging from my HijackThis log, are there any rouge stuff in my log?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:52:04 PM, on 4/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\windows\system32\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: flashget urlcatch - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {46A4E9D9-B30E-452A-8157-DBBEC8573B03} - C:\Program Files\VSAdd-in\VSAdd-in_1.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {481E7983-1F2B-4250-951A-44E0902DF978} - C:\SUPPORT\System32\efcdcyw.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02... Read more

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When I first bought my pc, once or twice a week my mouse would stop responding, windows from one app would overlap windows from other apps, the icons on the desktop would turn all white or all black, and the icons in the taskbar and system tray would all become the same one. I could never figure out when or why it would happen. I was never doing the same thing or running the same apps - very random. And the store was no help. Eventually it just stopped happening.

Then last week I reformatted my hard drive to clean things up and the problem has returned - BUT only when I'm on the internet. But it is still very random. I can't make it happen. It just does.

Any help is appreciated.

Pentium III
256mb RAM
Voodoo 3 Display Adapter
Windows 98

A:A Weird One

From what you describe I haven't a clue what's going on - it really is a weird one. But, I would definitely start with a serious virus scan. At least eliminate that possibility.

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Okay, i have a few problems. Sound has stopped working, Discs wont work anymore, System Restore wont work anymore, Computer sometimes freezes after i enter my password. Windows Live Messenger always Crashes. Normal MSN Messenger sometimes crashes. Sometimes responds very slow. I use firefox but IE just opens sometimes on some site ive never seen before. And IE has oepned and opend like 50 tabs before it would let me close it. Thats about it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:40:44 PM, on 7/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared... Read more

A:PC is weird.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delayed response. If you've not received help elsewhere and still need help, please post a fresh HijackThis and I'll be happy to assist you.

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Every time i turn my p.c off ,all my desktop icons move over to the left side of my screen.
No matter how many times i move them it still happens.I know this must be something stupidly simple.
Any ideas please.

A:Just weird one

Right-click on the Desktop and select View
Uncheck Auto Arrange and Align to Grid
Does that help?

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Hey Everyone.

I am using Netscape 7.2 on Windows 2000 and have a really weird problem. I have a web-page that contains a Authorware object.

this is the code for that object...

<object classid="CLSID:15B782AF-55D8-11D1-B477-006097098764" codebase="/khdata/downloads/aw6webplayer/,0,0,64" width="0" height="0">
<param name="SRC" value="showhow.aam">
<param name="PALETTE" value="background">
<param name="WINDOW" value="onTop">
<param name="BGCOLOR" value="#FFFFFF">
<embed src="showhow.aam" palette="background" window="onTop" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" pluginspage="/khdata/downloads/aw6webplayer/Authorware_Web_Player_Full.exe" type="application/x-authorware-map" width="0" height="0">

In my Authorware I have a close button it is suppose to close the Authorware and the window that opened it, using JavaScript. When I click the close button I get the following JavaScript error in NetScape.

'Scripts may not close windows that were not opened by script'

However when I do open that window with JavaScript, and click the close button, Netscape crashes.

Can you help me, please?

Thanks in advance.

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Hey guys, I have a computer with a new hard drive installed since the last one failed, I dual boot windows 7 and xp.

What happened was I came home to find that both operating systems were gone, I tried to use a disc to format but it told me no hard drive detected, I checked the bios and it was true. I then opened my pc to see if the hd was connected and it was, I turned it on again and still had the same problem.

I repeated the process of opening the case again, then turning the pc on and it worked perfectly. By the way, when I opened the case, I had ejected the power wire from the back to prevent any shocks.

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