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Currently running XP on my PC

A couple of days ago I got an error message coming up saying Services.exe - bad image. It then says 'The application or DLL C:\Windows\system 32\NCObjAPI.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.' I click on OK and it then takes approx 45 minutes to get to my desktop and I then have no access to the Internet. no printer etc. I can access Word and Excel etc but it takes approx 4 minutes to open a file.
I have tried opening in Safe Mode and exactly the same thing happens.

Having researched the internet most responses are to download some kind of program to clean up your computer or re install using the XP disk.

Unfortunately I have no Internet Access on my PC (am typing this from work) and was not given an XP disk when I bought the PC.

Can anybody suggest anything that I could do that somebody who is computer illiterate could do?

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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

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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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My sons's computer displays message services.exe-bad image C:/windows/system32/wowfx.dll is not a valid windows image
and then lsass.exe-bad image on start up. Then nothing. Can you help?

Please go HERE and carry out the instructions that are posted.Thankyou..

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The application or DLL C:\Windows\system32\clbdll.dll is not a valid windows Image. Please check this agains your Installation.

Open a command prompt (Start -> Run, type CMD, hit enter)

Type sfc /scannow

What service pack is your installation CD?
What service pack is your computer running?

In any case, try running sfc command above. i may take a long time to complete

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Currently running XP on my PC

A couple of days ago I got an error message coming up saying Services.exe - bad image. It then says 'The application or DLL C:\Windows\system 32\NCObjAPI.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.' I click on OK and it then takes approx 45 minutes to get to my desktop and I then have no access to the Internet. no printer etc. I can access Word and Excel etc but it takes approx 4 minutes to open a file.
I have tried opening in Safe Mode and exactly the same thing happens.

Having researched the internet most responses are to download some kind of program to clean up your computer or re install using the XP disk.

Unfortunately I have no Internet Access on my PC (am typing this from work) and was not given an XP disk when I bought the PC.

Can anybody suggest anything that I could do that somebody who is computer illiterate could do?

Is teher anything else I can do ?

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I started up my XP system yesterday am and when windows tried to start up the screen asking if I want to go to safe mode appeared. I clicked 'start normally' and a box appeared with the following:

"services.exe bad image application or dll c:\windows\system32\msvcp60.dll is not valid
windows image"

I then pressed OK and the screen went black with the exception of the cursor. I moved it around clicking to see if start or anything were 'hidden' under the black screen, but to no avail. I turned off the computer, clicked on safe mode and the same thing happened.

I am not very savvy with these things, so I don't know how to get the windows system to startup.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Bill

You'll need your Windows XP cd to boot to the recovery console.
Boot the machine, and at the first sign of life, follow the prompt to enter Setup or BIOS. If might be the del key, the F1 key, or some other depending on the make and model.
Change the First Boot Device to CD-ROM.
Save changes and exit the BIOS-often the F10 key will do that-read the key on the screen.
Insert the Windows CD, and press any key to boot from CD. I like the space bar.
At the first prompt after examining hardware, press R to enter the recovery console.
Choose the Windows installation to log onto from the list-usually 1.
At the c:\Windows> prompt, type chkdksk /r and press the enter key. The scan and fix may take awhile-be patient and let it finish.
When the scan is finished, type exit and press enter. Remove the CD, and don't press a key if prompted.

Tell us how that goes...

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Hello!
This is my first post here so I'm hoping I'll include all the relevant information. Thanks in advance for your help.

Today I started my computer and a series of error messages started popping up, one after another once I got to the desktop. Each one was titled "programname".exe - Bad Image. My only option was to click OK, so I clicked it until they no longer popped up (about 15 times). Each error message had a different name of a program that usually starts on startup. I went ahead and ran AVG 8.0 and there was no problems so I decided to restart my computer at this point.

After the restart, I was brought to a black screen with white text:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully.

It then asks me to chose to start it in safe mode, last known good configuration, and a few other options. Unfortunately for me, I cannot use my mouse or keyboard so I cannot chose any of the other options. There is a countdown and windows supposedly starts. I get the initial Windows logo screen with the loading bar, but before I get to the desktop another error message pops up:

The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\lejivaya.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

There is a button labeled OK to click but, as I said earlier, I cannot use my mouse or keyboard (both wireless). I went and found my old wired mouse and keyboard, plugged them in, restarted... Read more

It seems to me that lejivaya.dll is symptomatic of an infection. I'd suggest posting over in the Malware forums: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/

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About a week ago I got an error message coming up saying Services.exe - bad image. It then said 'The application or DLL C:\Windows\system 32\NCObjAPI.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.' I clicked on OK and it then took approx 45 minutes to get to my desktop and I then had no access to the Internet. no printer etc. I could access Word and Excel etc but it took approx 4 minutes to open a file.
I tried opening in Safe Mode and exactly the same thing happened.

I was advised to save them from another computer but ..........3 days ago I booted up and I just got a black screen, no BIOS details, no beeps - just a black screen

I was not given an XP disk when I bought the PC.

Can anybody suggest anything that I could do that somebody who is computer illiterate could do?

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
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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.

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 start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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Computer running great. Bootup and get the following: services.exe Bad image file this is not a valid image. Running Windows XP professional. Can't reboot or go to safe mode. I click ok and the screen goes blank.

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I continually get a Services.exe error: The application or DLL C:\WINNT\httpfilter.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

It prevents programs from working properly. For example: I have to keep clicking OK to get Outlook Express to open.

I've run HijackThis and here is my log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 15:46:39, on 25-11-2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP2 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\scagent.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\internat.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SPYCLE~1\SpyWatcher.exe
C:\Corel\Graphics8\Programs\MFIndexer.exe

A:services.exe: httpfilter.dll is not a valid windows image

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

If you have a highspeed connection please Run an online virus scan from TrendMicro Please select the ?autoclean? option when prompted to do so. I think you have a virus dealing with these two files...internat.exe/vcsystem.exe. I will address the removal on one in the fix below.

Open My Computer-->Tools-->Folder Options-->View-->Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files and click YES and then OK..

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure you do not miss an entry)

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINNT\system32\shdocpe.dll/asst.html
O2 - BHO: sr - {5742F79A-1D91-42c4-990C-B46CF55A6478} - C:\Documents and Settings\wout.PCWALTER\Desktop\setfgi.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cmsound] c:\documents and settings\wout.pcwalter\desktop\vcsystem.exe

Delete the following Files/Folders in RED (delete... Read more

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Hello. I have an issue.

I want to capture an Linux OS custom image or a fresh one and want to use WDS to complete the job. Could it be done?

I know I can use WDS from server to deploy WIN 7 or anyother Win OS to other systems. But can I use the same service to deploy Linux OS to other new systems and how can I go around in capturing the Linux OS image.

I don't want to use any third party application to capture and deploy both WIN and Linux images. I can use SysPrep to capture Windows image, but how do I go about capturing Linux image?

Is there an in-built app for Linux to capture an image like SysPrep (for WIN)???

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I have configured a stand alone windows 2012 Std. OS with WDS, set up all the necessary items
loaded both the boot.wim and image.wim into wds server.
the system deploys the standatrd win7 Pro image without issue.
The problem comes when I try to use the image capture wizard.
The client laptop boots to pxe without issue I get the screen that  lets me choose  what I want to load
when I choose the capture image item it loads as normal,(as the deploy does except that all that happens is I get a black screen with a white arrow cursor. the screen never turns blue like you would expect and the image capture wizard never appears.
I have followed all of the steps on the WDS set up page for creating a image capture boot file however as I said it never appears.
Can someone assist?

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Hi,
I've searched all around but can't find any details on my specific issue. My Lenovo T500 (W7HP64b) had 160GB HDD, got a Toshiba 320GB for upgrading. Followed this site, Pagestart.com, etc. directions for using backup and restore in W7 by making an image, etc. First attempt was with Wb&R to a Seagate Free Agent 3TB USB drive, but this would fail due to the 4k sector issue. Next used Macrium Reflect, and this made image OK, and restored OK too, until I rebooted the new image W7. I had Speech Recognition set to load at startup in my original setup, but in the new image version, it did not load. Checked, and sapisvr.exe was missing from services. Trying to start Speech Recognition from the Accessbility control panel wouldn't work either. Nothing happened.

So, found another older desktop HDD (160GB) and made a new image backup using Wb&r. Used an old v8 Partition Magic to unallocate the recently re-imaged 320GB drive, and then made a new W7 load onto the same Toshiba drive. Some hope that not going through the Macrium and Seagate compression might do something different (no real theory here, just hope). But no, the New image W7 has the same behavior. The other notable behavior in the new image, and I think important, though I don't know how, is that when I right-click on My Computer, and select manage, it goes 'bong' and brings up the dialog asking if I want to allow this program to modify my computer. This happens for other built-in Windows programs t... Read more

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Folks - would appreciate any advice/instructions to fix.

System/Op Sys details:
Sony Vaio
Pentium Dual T2390 1.86 Ghz
2 Gb RAM

1. On startup getting multiple pop ups saying that WINTRUST.DLL is "not designed to work with windows" - pop ups headed up as xxxxx.exe Bad Image.
Eventually get logged on though after closing down all pop ups but get similar when trying to run iTunes.

2. Have no internet access from affected laptop - doing this from another machine. Have got manual downloads and managed to run full scan using AVG and Spybot - I then got temporary access to internet, but gone again now.....

3. Now getting other intermittent pop ups to inform me that services have stopped working inviting me to check online of close the programme - mainly relates to UpdateTask and Search Indexer services.

HJT Log pasted here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:56:46, on 13/08/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19088)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exe

A:Multiple attacks (no internet, wintrust "bad image" & services closing)

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hi,
recently when i boot my computer and my user account loads in it brings up the background and desktop folders and that, and then it just sits there and does absolutely nothing for about 5 mins and if i try to do something it will freeze or move really slow, when i go into task manager its got the process there in the Image Name column, and the Mem usage is there, but in the User Name column where its surpost to say what processes are running on which user account, and the processes that are from the system, that column is blank, but then after the long wait they start loading and they all say what belongs to the system/user etc.

what is causeing this to halt like like??

i have virus scanned, adaware scanned, disk defragmented and turned all the startup items off. btw the system boots okay untill when it gets into windows.

i hav a P4 2.8 , a WD 80gb (boot drive) and a WD 200gb sata drive, and a gig of ram

any help will be much appreciated ,
thanks

What programs did you use to do a virus and spyware scan?

Try an online scan at www.antivirus.com

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I get the message "Windows\system32\services\services.exe" at start up twice. Browser previously hijacked by coolsearch, etc. I already ran CWShredder. Below is my log. (Note: I altered the domain name in last 3 values for security reasons.)

Also, Acrobat 6 no longer opens *.PDF files within Internet Explorer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:24:21 PM, on 5/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ofps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ACD Systems\EN\DevDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Sharp\Sharpdesk\SharpTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sharp\Sharpdesk\sdFTP.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

A:[Solved] Windows\system32\services\services.exe message at start up

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Hi,

I'm trying to sort out issues with my Win7 machine and want to disable/set to manual services that I know are not needed, but every time I have done this in the past (a while ago now) I invariably run into an issue where I've inadvertently disabled a service that was needed by something, and I end up scratching my head (as all of my hair falls out around this point) and enabling everything just to sort it..

Is there any utility that anyone is aware of that lets you toggle service status, with the option to reset to default or reset to last status, while showing a list of services that I've changed?

I can't seem to word it properly for a search engine to find relevant results, and find usually specific services and not something I'm hoping exists.

I wish the Services.msc mmc had a checkbox or some sort of flag to show altered services so you could sort them by that, which would help a lot, but it doesn't.

Hopefully I'm not too vague here, and I did do a search for it on the forums, but did not seem to find anything related to my query.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

bone.

A:Services utility to toggle and restore/enable disable services

I have never used this but check it out and let us know:

Windows Services Manager

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Hello,
I have windows vista 64 (sp3) (home premium)
Im in serious trouble here, I really haven't a clue whats going on
I went to a website and must have got a virus.. my avg poped up with a couple of warnings. so i scanned everything, and it seems things where ok. but I suddenly got a popup:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/01.jpg
I also now see my security is off.
Here is my Windows Security Centre when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg
Here is my Windows Firewall when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/05.jpg
Here is my Windows Defender when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/06.jpg

I always run AVG free and Spybot Search&Destroy...
So I Run spybot.. and nothing is found
I also run AVG and nothing is found (apart from the constant popups "hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg"

When i try to run either of them in normal mode or windows safe mode i get this:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/07.jpg

hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/03.jpg

I run Malwarebytes again and it finds nothing. (i rebooted a few times too)

I am testing things in both normal and safe mode of windows.

All the time in normal mode AVG is poping up ("hxxp:/... Read more

A:infected services.exe (win64/patched.a) + Win security services disabled.. HELP

try to stay off the internet as much as you can until we clean up the infection

download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.

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Hello,

I "recently" found out a way to save a lot of ram by disabling services for example The Windows Update Sevice or the Windows Installer and so on.

It was great because it made my PC faster by freeing up RAM. But somehow it made my PC slower booting up. When all services are turned on it uses a lot of RAM but it makes the boot-up faster. When a lot of the services are disabled my system runs faster but it takes longer to start.

Maybe I have disabled some kind of Boot-up Optimizer service.

If you got a clue enter the name of the service which should be enabled to make my computer booting up faster.

NOTE: When I turn on my PC there happens a lot of things. The only thing that goes slower is the Windows is starting up.... sequence. Other things like logging in to an account goes very fast.

A:Disabling services from services.msc made my PC boot up slower (RESOLVED)

Hi

Have a look at these services guides and see if there are any adjustments you need to make to your own setup.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
http://www.ss64.com/ntsyntax/services.html

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Hello,

I've got a client's machine that is really not very well. It got a few trojans on it, which I believe I've managed to remove by plugging it into another machine and running SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes Anti Malware (please let me know if you believe otherwise). It now sits running at 99% on services.exe for a majority of the time (I get about 20 seconds to do things in every 3-5minutes or so), takes 27 minutes to reach a login screen, and get various errors about rights trying to run useful things like Computer Management, Services etc. Note there's only one copy of services.exe, unlike some other issues people get with a rogue extra copy.

Installing most apps gives a "you do not have permission to update Windows 2000" or "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed".

They are running an old NW4.11 network, so no Domains or things like that to worry about. All the above errors occur whether connected to the network or not (including no cable in the NIC). I've checked the things in most posts that I can find such as;
large hosts file, Winsockfix, ntrights.exe w/ some scripts to set back rights, a lovely script to restore policies following the initial Trojan (soz can't remember it's name, but it's the one that puts a 'VIRUS ALERT!' after your clock in the system tray), running a repair from the Win2K CD. I've also tried installing various tools to get more info, but most of them fail ... Read more

A:Solved: services.exe @ 99% & 1307 errors running Services / Compmgmt etc

Thank you to those who looked. Thankfully the people I'm working for have decided that they would rather spend the money than invest the time in recovering this box, so it's buy a new PC time.

Rich.

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I am running windows vista home premium and I decided to create a new partition in order to install windows seven, unfortunately when I tried shrinking my default drive, it was showing me that I can't shrink my volume. This was due to the fact that some system files were at the end of my hard disk and needed to be moved to the back, I archived this by using PerfectDisk 10 and following these instructions:

Working Around Windows Vista?s "Shrink Volume" Inadequacy Problems :: the How-To Geek

After creating the partition, I tried re-enabling all the important system services, which turned out successful at first until today. After installing some software and trying to undo it by system restore, I noticed in my list of system restore points was empty.

I then went into administrative tools and looked at my list of system services, unfortunately system restore services was missing. While I was looking through my list of services, I also noticed that two symatec services were still listed but disabled

1) Symantec Event Manager 2) Symantec Settings Manager

Could these be some leftovers of Norton 360 (which I stopped using about 5 months ago and replaced with AVG Internet Security) or Norton Internet Security (Which was at default installed on my computer by HP)? Are they the cause of system restore not functioning anymore?

What could have happened? how may I re-enable system restore? please reply ASAP.
I would really appreciate it if just one of you Vis... Read more

A:System restore services missing from list of services!

Hi Mr Electrifyer, post xp-"system restore" service is known "volume shadow copy" service. is this still there if so is system restore turned on and have you tried a manual restore point or is system restore itself missing. If you can create a manual restore point then you may have to have a look in task scheduler and reenable tasks or create new ones Task Scheduler - Create Task I hope this is of some help, as for the Norton reg keys they are left over and have to be manually removed (but are doing no harm if just left there unless they are interfering with your current AV? shouldnt be) even the Norton removal tool doesnt remove them it actually adds an extra one "sym/NRT". well i hope all this helps you find some answers, all the best

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Hi, I hope someone can help. Many family member surf the web on this computer and I thought it was well protected (too many to list) but I have some strange things going on. I get the message "Windows\system32\services\services.exe" at start up twice. Browser hijacked and other fringe benefits, LOL here is my log and Thanks in advance.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:19:02 PM, on 4/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe

A:Windows\system32\services\services.exe message at start up

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Just wondering if anyone can direct me to a source that shows the factory default settings
for Windows 10 services. Thanks.

A:Default (factory) settings for msc.services (services)

Hi, this should serve:
Black Vipers Windows 10 Service Configurations | Black Viper | www.blackviper.com

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Hello, I am new to this forum and am praying you can help me out. I recently had an issue with Live-Protect.com trying to download their program via the Windows Automatic Download notification. After several attempts to get rid of it I managed with CounterSpy. But now I have this : Services and Controller App failure...will close down in 1 min. Now my computer runs soooo slow ...

Please help me as I am lost trying to get Trendmicro and AVG antispyware to get rid of it.
Here is my Hijackthis file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:49:49 PM, on 6/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

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Hello, and sorry for my english.

I have a pc with xp sp3 and i made a scannnig with gmer finding some rootkit.

It found an hidden service that was show me in red word and so i deleted it.

After reboot the operating system i note that all services are stopped, and the boot was slow.

If i try to start some service it show me this error "Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start".

Thanks

A:XP all services sopped after delete services with Gmer

Hello can you create the DDS log below. Then repost this question with that and the GMER log in the location in step 9?DDS LOGWe need a deeper look,please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic from step 9.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Running XP Home SP3, Comodo firewall version 5.0.163652.1142 (stable version) with Defense + enabled, avast! Free Home Edition version 5.0.677, Windows Defender version 1.1.1593.0, TM RUBotted (beta version), Malwarebytes Anti-malware version 1.46, SUPERAntispyware version 4.45.100, Prevexx version 3.0.5.319, Spyware Blaster version 4.4, Sandboxie version 3.50, and Secunia PSI version 1.0.5.2.Only Comodo, avast!, and Windows Defender have real-time scanning enabled. All others are on-demand only, with the exception of PSI, which scans automatically every seven days and issues a status report on third-party application vulnerabilities.A check of services.msc yielded the following three services: UDGEIVUAOGWU, ZIFFJHTKJ, and J. All three services are now disabled via admin account by me, show no dependencies, local account radio button checked, and checkbox checked allowing each of these services to interact with the desktop. Prior to my disabling these three services, all were set to manual, and msconfig under the services tab, did display checks next to each service entry, thus allowing a startup of each service, albeit via manual only.Auslogics Registry Cleaner found these three entries under the category of Virtual Devices, and I allowed the cleaner to delete these registry entry errors. A search of the registry using regedit will still find references to these three services after supposed removal, as will an examination of services.msc.I have Googled these th... Read more

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Is there a preferred method for disabling services that might be causing a computer to be slow? The "msconfig" seems to be the most excepted method used but "services.msc" seems to be more informative as to the services in general.

A:Solved: msconfig or services.msc to disable services

I would never mess with services, as I have never seen that go well. Remove everything from startup (msconfig) except for antivirus, antispyware and 3rd party firewall if you have one.

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Thanks for reading my problem i need help really bad coz it's becoming such a hassle i work in a place where i always need network connections but something keeps disabling my network connection mixers etc. almost all of services in my pc but after i reboot everything is restored to normal well until it gets disabled later again help me please i am just an ordinary guy i dont know how to fix these kinds of problems myself iv'e tried so many anti virus but nothing seems to help you guys are my last hope thx...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:45:51 PM, on 1/10/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S50ST7.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S50RP7.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\KaraokeSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

A:Almost all of services at services.msc always gets disabled then returns to normal af

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64 bit emachines desktop PC running Home Premium, direct wire connection to a modem.

It boots normally, it just doesn't connect to the internet. Many of the services are disabled.

I have done a startup repair with and without a disk (the CD we have is NOT from emachines - it's a standard Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit disk. The repairs never find a problem. I have done an sfc /scannow. No intefgrity violations were detected.

When I run services.msc I see that DHCP Client is not running. When I attempt to start it, I get that it could not start because the dependency service or group failed to start. If I go to properties and click on Dependencies I get a Win32 error - the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

I get the exact behavior when I try to start DNS Client.

There are no restore points available. There are no viruses or malware according to TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes and ComboFix. When I try to use Internet Explorer I get the 'page cannot be displayed' . When I then click on 'Diagnose Connection Problems', I get 'Troubleshooting Couldn't Identify the Problem.'

There's about 50GB worht of music and videos on this PC and the idea of saving all that externally, plus the drivers, reinstalling and putting everything back is a lot of time and work.

I was looking for something that used to be available in Windows XP, where you'd pop in the CD, boot from it, hit enter to do an insta... Read more

A:How do I Fix the Windows Services - Many in services.msc won't start

You might be at the point where a Repair Install is in order:

Repair Install

A Guy

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On startup of Windows XP I continually get error message C:\windows\system32\services.services.exe. That error message is followed by another error message Desktop-Could not run or load C:\windows\system32\services.services.exe specified in the registry. Make sure the file exists on your computer or remove the refernce to in in the registry.

I am a beginner computer user so any help you can provide is appreciated.

Thank you.
New Mom

A:C:\windows\system32\services.services.exe

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I am super anal retentive about security; however, this one has me stumped. As I wade through this bucket of doody I stepped in, and prior to a wipe (which is OK) my persistent arse wonders WTH happened -- and how to fix this.

Symptoms: Several critical services are disabled...System Restore, Anti-Virus, Security Center, Themes, Universal Plug and Play, Windows Firewall/ICS, SMTP, Workstation, etc..

The many tools I've used return a clean system. This is one I don't see a fix for; it's making me crazy.

I suspect this is a startup script that has a hook in my reg. Services are disabled upon boot (soft or hard); same at hibernate - BUT limited at hibernate.

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?

TIA

A:Services Disabled (services.msc) Kill Me Now...

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I have disabled some services in services.msc and after rebooting it caused my system services to not run. I cant run task manager, dont have audio, cant install any apps, i cant run any system apps.Please help me :(

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I was trying to install my DataConnect which failed to start.

Realized that the following RAS related services were down.

Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Access Auto connection Manager

But I received the following error when I tried to start it.
Error: 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.

90% of depedency services were up but I don't find the "Telephony" services listed at all!!!

I've attached a snapshot of registry for reference.

Please let me know if am missing any component installation.

A:Telephony Services not available under services.msc list

Quote: Originally Posted by win7user123

I was trying to install my DataConnect which failed to start.

Realized that the following RAS related services were down.

Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Access Auto connection Manager

But I received the following error when I tried to start it.
Error: 1075: The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion.

90% of depedency services were up but I don't find the "Telephony" services listed at all!!!

I've attached a snapshot of registry for reference.

Please let me know if am missing any component installation.

When you're in Control Panel=>Administration Tools=>Services=>Telephony,

right click on it to see "properties", check the last Tab "Dependencies" and have a look at all the services that might be start to trigger this one.

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When right clicking any of the services in services.msc and going to properties i get the following error:

configuration manager: the plug and play service or another required service is not available

also, whenever I try to access Windows Firewall I get this error:

windows cannot start the windows firewall/internet connection sharing (ICS) service

I had been fixing some spyware problems in your HJT Forum here. They are all cleaned up now however so I don't see these being the problem. Although, everything worked before fixing it so I might have screwed something up in the steps to fixing my spyware.

http://www.techsupportforum.com//security-center/virus-trojan-spyware-help/inactive-malware-help-topics//100288-little-sister-having-popup-problems.html

Any clue what may be causing this and how to fix it? Even though when I go to properties of those services and it gives me those errors, I still can get into the services by pressing ok. When I attempt to make a change it gives me the same error and still lets me make the change.

A:Problem Accessing Services in Services.msc

Chances are, all of that tweaking 'n removing could've upset your registry settings for services.

I have attached a zipped reg file which will restore all standard services to their default settings.....System Restore isn't included as I do not use it and I have not added any third party program services either.

Probably an idea to back the registry up before importing it.

If that doesn't fix it try:

- Start -> Run -> type:
sfc /scannow
- OK

You will need your Windows installation disc for that as you may need to replace corrupt system files.

If that fails, try a repair install with your installation disc.

Let me know how you get on :-)

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Hiya

Notification Services 2.0 SP1 is a full release of Notification Services. If you have existing Notification Services 2.0 applications, and you want to upgrade them to SP1, you must upgrade the instance that hosts the applications to SP1.

This paper describes how to perform the upgrade on a variety of systems.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

An application that can open a Microsoft Word (.doc format) file

Regards

eddie

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Hey guys, it is good to be back on here as my problems are always solved, it has probably been a few years since my last visit! Anyway I am still running my 2006 Dell XPS 400 machine with windows XP SP3 media Center edition. It has a dual core 3ghz pentium CPU, 2GB ram, a 320gb Western Digital hard drive that is less than half full,and an Nvidia GeForce 6800 graphics card. love this machine so darn much as it does everything that I personally wanted to has one I had made back in 2006. And I absolutely love Windows XP. So being that the thing is 7 1/2 years old and I have never had a prior desktop last over 5 years without a hard drive failure, I feel as if I am running on borrowed time. This saddens me as I take great care of this machine and love it to death. Have everything set up the way that I like and I'm very comfortable with it, I don't adapt well to change LOL. So I recently began researching and found that hardware parts are pretty cheap now for this, but if the hard drive fails I will lose everything. So rather than install a new hard drive should this happen, and then boot from the original six and a half-year-old disks. Drivers, try to find lost photos, etc. I have learned about cloning software and have been researching it. So I purchased a Acronos true image 2014 an external Seagate 1TB HD (for other stuff too photos for the wife etc), And an internal hard drive dock, as well as a brand-new 320 GB Western Digital 3.5" 7200 RPM hard drive. Identica... Read more

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I am wishing to install another level of computer backup on my 98se system-either
1. Symantec (formerly Roxio) GoBack,
or
2. Drive imaging. (The best rated appear to be Acronis True Image or PowerQuest Drive Image.)

I would, however, like to know something about each method that I have not been able to discover through the respective software sites or various reviews (CNET, PCMag , etc.)

Regarding GoBack:

How far back would I be able to go, given that I will be setting aside roughly 4GB space to GoBack. Would it be possible to take a snapshot after setting up my system (after a format), then not run GoBack until I am about to make another major change, then close it /disable it again until the next major change, and so on?
The reason I would want to do this, is that I find that problems often don't appear necessarily directly (or even soon) after any change to the system. Rather it can depend on when the program/process (that is causing the problem) is run. For example, I have recently had a conflict between my flatbed scanner and film scanner. I had not used the film scanner for a few months, so who knows when the cause of the conflict was first introduced, or what indeed it was?
Apparently, Goback keeps taking its "snapshots" continuously until the allocated space is used up, then starts deleting the earliest snapshots (to release more space). To me this does not appear enough to cover months of snapshots.
(In fact everywhere mentions a time scale of o... Read more

A:A couple of questions re: GoBack & Acronis True Image/PowerQuest Drive Image

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Recently received automatic updates for the Win XP. This caused a crash on reboot after the updates were installed and completed. The message is "Stop: C0000221 (bad image checksum).  The image rpcrt4.dll is possibly corrupt.  The header checksum does not match the computed checksum."
I was able to run a repair for the OS (Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004) and was able to use my computer. I tried to identify the most likely update(s) that caused the error, but no luck so far. I was able to update some files and I lost internet connectivity and some other issues. However, a system restore fixed that issue.
I tried to use puppy linux to "fix/repair" the rpcrt4.dll but again failure occurred. Any assistance would be great.
Here are the update files:
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB2423089) (update 1 of 129)... done!
Installing Update for Windows XP (KB968389) (update 2 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB2584146) (update 3 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB2566454) (update 4 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB2620712) (update 5 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561) (update 6 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB2393802) (update 7 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB2478960) (update 8 of 129)... done!
Installing Security Update for Windows XP (KB982665) (update 9 of 129)... done!

A:BSOD on recent Win XP update. Stop: C0000221 (bad image checksum). The image rpc

See MS reference, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314474 .

Louis

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I'm trying to use True Image 11 to image the system partition of my laptop. When I get to the place where it asks me to select the partition to image, there are two: the main NTFS system partition and a small recovery partition. Should I select both or just the system partition? I have heard that the recovery partition must be in a certain place on the HD to be usable. If so, and if I needed to restore the image , the recovery partition might not be restored to the same place and would therefore be unusable. Any advice on how to proceed here? Thanks.

A:Using Acronis True Image to image disk with hidden recovery partition

you should image it to the recovery partition, although it may not be a good idea to have it on the same HDD
I myself use an external drive which is probably the safest

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My system:
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
C-drive is a 250GB Plextor SSD
Acronis True Image 2011

Background:
I setup a weekly scheduled disk image of my system drive (C that gets sent to an external HDD (4TB). This was working very well for months with incremental backups most of the time and a full backup every five or six weeks. I recently noticed that my backups haven't been happening since mid-August. No errors or anything. They're just not running.

I opened Acronis and tried to run a backup manually. But when I click the Back Up button, nothing would happen. I recreated my backup scheme as a new backup and ran that. It runs, but my computer slows to a crawl and eventually (within minutes) nothing responds to my clicks in or out of Acronis. The hard drive light on the case lights up, and even after I've let it run for several hours, it never finishes. I have to reset the computer to get it back up and running again.

Changing compression levels or priorities doesn't make a difference.

I installed Macrium Reflect and tried running the same disk image backup there, but I had the same problem.

I also tried doing the backup using Windows backup program. The backup doesn't slow down or crash my computer, but it does fail at the end of the process. I get this error:

One of the backup files could not be created.
Details: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Error code: 0x8078002A

I can back up a non-system drive just fine, so it se... Read more

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

The windows system image backed up on my external hard drive (2TB WD USB3) is not showing while restoring the PC from an image.

The only option available is my hard drive partition on which i also had saved a system image.

What is the reason?
Though windows recommends External hard drive for backing up image when backing up the system.

A:System image on External hard drive is not accesible while restoring PC from image

Your system may not be able to see usb devices at boot. Check in bios for a setting that enables USB at boot. If there isn't such a setting, and if your system is fairly old and can't see the device, you'll have to copy the image to a separate partition on the hd.

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When i right click on desktop I receive a many popup window telling me that Rundll.32 is a bad image and three files aren t a valid images:
msnchathooker.dll
msctfime.ime
desk.cpl

I am using AMD turion64x2 2GB memory and Windows XP SP2.

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Here is the hijackthis file :
I hope professionals could help, cause i can t change the setting in desktop even if I use control panel to access it :

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:04:52 AM, on 6/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe

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I'm trying to restore an old HP pavilion Dv6 to factory state.  The recovery image on hard drive is not working.  I lost disc one of the three disc system recovery discs I made so there no good.  I tried recovery discs from another computer but computer says they are not for that computer and will not work.  I downloaded a new image to a usb drive.  When I try to use the usb image from HP it says system restore discs have already been created and makes me cancel the process.  Can I override or reset something so the USB image will work?  how can restore windows 7 with no discs and original D: messed up?

A:windows 7 restore to factory image... lost image discs

You can find a video which will show you how to use the System Recovery partition to return your computer to the condition it came out of the box.

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dell 1705 laptop running xp pro upon startup....numerous "Bad image" messages appear. i.e. "msmsgs.exe -bad image", "windows search .exe - bad image", "cl.exe-bad image", "mcagent_main_hidden_window_mcagent.exe -bad image" and 10-12 similar "bad image" messages. I also get message "this application is not valid windows image- please check against installation diskette".
Applications do eventually boot up and function.
Am also unable to open Outlook Express and open Mcafee and other icons in apps tray above desktop.
Did full scan with Updated Macaffee and Malwarebyte...no infections detected. I am at a loss as to what todo next. Please help

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Hello,

Before I re-imaged my laptop, I made sure to do a backup of personal files + a system image in case things went wrong.

The imaging was successful, and now, the new Win7 OS recognizes the old backup as a backup from another computer (as it should).

However, is it possible to manage this old backup? (manage => edit)

Now that I don't need the old system image, I would prefer to get rid of it ... plus, I created a backup for my current image so there's quite a bit of space used by backup files..

Thanks

A:Managing a backup from a previous image (eg. deleting system image)

Should be able to just delete it, but more detail is needed for the best answer.

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When i right click on desktop I receive a many popup window telling me that Rundll.32 is a bad image and three files aren t a valid images:
msnchathooker.dll
msctfime.ime
desk.cpl

I am using AMD turion64x2 2GB memory and Windows XP SP2.

A:Rundll32.exe-bad image MSNCHATHOOK.DLL msctfime.ime desk.cpl not valid win image

Here is the hijackthis file :
I hope professionals could help, cause i can t change the setting in desktop even if I use control panel to access it :

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:04:52 AM, on 6/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\FerrariWallpaper\FerrariWP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Acer\OrbiCam\CameraAssistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ElkCtrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Acer\VoIP Phone Charger\voip phone charger.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePresentation\ePresentation.exe

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I recently had problems with BSOD. I was able to fix the underlying cause, but this got me nervous. So I am thinking of starting a program of periodically creating system images of my laptop - both the C & D drives - so that I could restore my system in the event of hardware failure. Make sense?

I have some questions to make sure that I understand the underlying System Image & Repair disk process, & also when I would use a Windows 7 ISO image.

(1) Am I correct that when I restore from a system image of both C & D drives, that both drives are **totally** recreated?

(2) Will I still have a legal copy of Windows 7 when I restore using the system image?

(3) Should I make sure that I have a repair disk before I restore from system image? If so, why?

(4) Is it necessary to periodically recreate a repair disk? Or once a repair disk is created, it is good for any future repair that may be needed?

(5) There are sites where one can download a Windows 7 ISO image.
(i) Am I correct that restoring from this image just installs Windows 7 and no other programs?
(ii) Will I still have a legal copy of Windows 7 when I restore using a Windows 7 ISO image?
(iii) When would I restore using a Windows 7 ISO image rather than restoring from a System Image?
(iv) What is the recommended site to download a Windows 7 ISO image?

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A:Windows 7 - System Image, Repair Disk, & ISO Image Questions

Users have (at least) two ways to go to overcome those unforeseen problems that occur.

a.  Make clones of the hard drive reflecting the O/S.

b.  Use backup software which creates a file which can be restored, item for item.

I have done both at some time...right now, I prefer making a clone of my O/S (dual-boot) partitions...while backing up data files on extra hard drives I have lying around.  User preference determines whether a user backs up...or creates a cloned image.

You might take a look at Macrium Reflect, a program that seems to do each pretty well.

Those ISO files of Windows 7...are covered by this pronouncement here at BC:  Recommending ISOs of Windows Recovery Discs or pre-made ISOs of WinPE-BartPE - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic382841.html .

In addition to being illegal...those .iso files...or any file NOT obtained from a legal, authorized source...are subject to reflect code, errors, malware...or something else that the user has not bargained for, IMO.  If I were a malware misanthrope...that would be my favorite vector...giving an unknowing public something "for free" that they have no desire to legitimately obtain.

Louis

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Hi,
When i bought my notebook a have made system image, but i broke my first DVD(they are 5) so i can't read it and i can't make the restore. On the notebook i have license key. Can i download another windows 7 and use my license key?

A:Broken 1st image DVD Windows7 image.I have original genuine license?

Hello Antonio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you could download a Windows 7 ISO for you edition, and use it to create a bootable DVD/USB to install and activate with your COA product key. The tutorial below can help guide you through it.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've been receiving 3 errors upon starting my computer. I'm not sure if they are all related and I have no clue where to begin to start fixing them. Any help in fixing any of them would be appreciated. Here they are:

Error 1

C:\Windows\system32\KBDCA.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software venfor for support.

Error 2

Exception Processing Message 0xc000007b
Parameters 0x760592A0
0x760592A0 0x760592A0

Error 3
Windows Defender

Application failed to initialize 0x800700c1

A:Various Errors - winlogon.exe Bad Image, Windows - Bad Image & Window Defender

Use System Restore System Restore - Undo

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My new computer, arriving soon, will have Windows 7 Home Premium OS, same OS I have on my current (Old) computer. Using True Image 2013, I made image of the entire Old Computer hard drive (I switched to disk mode). I will recover that image to the New Computer, using Universal Restore, from an Acronis Boot CD. (I read somewhere that recovering an image using the CD recovery disk is not the same as recovering the image using the TI program installed on another drive. Is this true? If so, why would it be?)

I assume that the recovery will overwrite the Win 7 OS in the New Computer, leaving the Win 7 OS from the Old Computer. Is this a problem? Will it affect anything? Is the Win 7 OS on the New Computer going to be different, higher version than the old OS? If so, should I do anything about that, like try to upgrade to the latest version/build? Alternative: should I leave the Win 7 system on new computer, yet recover everything else? How do I do that?

Many thanks for any help. Most appreciative.

A:Need help recovering image to dissimilar hardware with True Image 2013

The restore doesn't overwrite the OS (per se) but instead, since you did a full disk image, it will replace all the existing partitions on that disk (if any) with the partitions contained in the image backup -- essentially, erasing the entire disk. When done, what you have on that disk will the same as what is in the image backup.

Don't know about Universal Restore, since I use Redeploy from Macrium Reflect (MR) to do the same, but in the MR version, you do the following:
1) Connect the media containing the image
2) Boot from an MR CD (or USB)
3) Restore the image to the new disk
4) Insert disk or USB that contains the drivers needed for the new PC
5) Select the MR option to recover to different hardware -- MR then scans the PC for hardware and devices and installs the drivers from the disk or USB that you provided
6) Remove USB and/or disk, and reboot
7) Will boot into OS with new drivers installed

I presume that Universal Restore from Acronis works much the same way ...

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I have read about 50 threads in regard to the topic. I'm just looking for clarity here. I have a homebuilt system that got a virus Alureon.gen!k. Before researching it I let windows fix it. Computer won't open any applications now.
Decided to go to my Image to save time (NOT!). The image is on a USB external HDD currently attached directly to the computer. I can't get it to find the bleepin' Image!

The HDD was attached to an NAS over the network where it saved my windows images and backup files from the NAS. The drive's structure looks like this:

E: R6 Backup
Office Server
Office WindowsImageBackup MediaID.bin Data Drive Backup Files

Inside the Office folder are three items: Office, WindowsImageBackup, and a MediaID.bin. The Office folder has file backups. The WindowsImageBackup contains the expected image folders and files.

I understand from the threads that the WindowsImageBackup needs to be in the root of E: so I have done this two ways, neither of whiched worked. First I simply renamed the Root Office folder, and then I undid the rename and moved the WindowsImageBackup out of the Office folder and into the root of E:.

Windows sees the drive. Within the recovery you have the option under advanced to load drivers. I was doing this trying to use eSata to no avail so I switched to USB where you c... Read more

A:System Image Not Found on External USB HDD with Image as Root Folder

I installed Acronis after seeing someone's post about converting the Windows Image file to an Acronis and just booting from that, but it is telling me it won't work and possibly the windows file is corrupted. Has anyone seen this or been able to fix a so called corrupted .img file?

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hey,
okay i've installed a new burner on my computer (LG - GCE-8526B). it works. it plays cd's, whatever.
but nero is being a total jerk with it and any time i go to burn audio files, right when i tell it to burn it asks what 'image file' to save it as. if i just type in anything it seems to burn through sucessfully except that the cd is still blank by the end of it.

when i go to "Choose Recorder" it only gives me the option of 'Image Recorder - Virtual device' and i cannot choose anything else or de-select this.

if i go to autodetect cd-rom it only allows access to my E drive (dvd player) (the one i want is F). i checked that it is all installed properly as a slave drive (same as the one i was replacing).
also it won't give me the option of any test burns or a speed choice before burning.

basically how do i make it stop thinking that everything is image files!!
appriciate any input
cheers
--Marlye

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I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop that has dual drives - c & d. The c drive crashed and was replaced by dell. We are now trying to do a system image recovery from the d drive. We are following How to do a System Image Recovery in Window7 from seven forums.com http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/675-system-image-recovery.html
After Selecting the System Image from the D Drive (STEP TWO, # 5 and 6), the computer prompts to create a repair disk. The only way to move forward is to create or not create the disk. In either case, it then has you restart the machine, takes you through the process again.... Step 5/6.... Never gets to Step 7 to actually DO the System Recover!
What am I missing. We have been at this for over 2 weeks and any help would be much appreciated!

A:Windows Image Recovery-Can't move forward after selecting Sys Image

Are you booting off your Windows DVD? Or are you using the Windows Recovery Environment by hitting DEL or PF8 to pull up Windows Repair?

I would think the only time you are asked to create a repair disk is during the actual TAKING/creating of the System Image (after it is complete).

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I see this frequently enough that I am now wanting to know why.

I have set Acronis True Image to limit the maximum file size to 1.95 GB. This is to facilitate putting them onto a DVD later. I don't understand why, occasionally, a file in the middle or beginning of a set is smaller. In the below example, numbers 1 and 8 are much smaller than I would expect, especially #1.

Why is this?

Is this normal?

Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #1 .tib 770,048
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #2 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #3 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #4 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #5 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #6 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #7 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #8 .tib 1,496,973,312
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #9 .tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #10.tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #11.tib 2,093,796,352
Sony Vaio VGN-CR320E #12.tib 1,287,579,136

A:Question about the image files Acronis True Image makes

Number 1 is the backup of the partition table (MBR). The others are just smaller because the backup ran out of data before making a full one. The second backup appears to be incremental.

If this is a single backup (which would mean maybe around 35 GB's of used space in XP), then I have no idea why 8 is smaller.

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I have win.xp home DSL 1 computer connected thur a speedstream 4200 modem. I ran ISP setup CD and the computer seems to think I am on a domain. These services run in Network Authority: ASP Net - Smart card - Windows USER MODE DEVICE DRIVERS All others run in local service Except - Remote Procedure Call, this is greyed out. Applications Events - ID 63 ID 1517 Security Events ID 576 Network Service -Domain Network Authority. Also right clicking on my computer it shows Mapped network drive [Z]
Manage network drive. This was not on my computer before DSL! ISP said to not to worry. But I get about 50 warnings a day in Event Viewer. My computer takes about 3 min. to reach desktop and 3 min to shut down. [This is since I ran the CD. Windows Firewall stopped notifying me about alerts in service changed from Windows Firewall to Windows Fire [ICS}

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Hello guys. My problem with this Computer is that My Terminal Services in Services is gone, and has been gone for idk how long.

I am sick of looking online too find out how to fix it, or to bring it back. I have the termserv.dll file too.

What I don't have is Remote Desktop, and some other unusual things...

My "Show hidden Folders" didn't work, till i fixed that (it switched itself off automatically)

iexplorer.exe was a hidden file... till i fixed that.

I used ESET Smart Security and ran a bunch of scans on all my files, thoroughly as well.

I found a virus that keeps coming back. Its a really long name with random letters and numbers.

Its called \\?\globalroot\systemroot\sys..\gxvxcteslrnhgidcseeqjsyastmkxnpdhqtts.dll. I am just stating that because I was thinking maybe that could be a reason.

If anyone has any suggestions how to fix my main problem, getting back Terminal Services, then go ahead and help out, please.

Also, sometimes when I restart my computer, I have an svchost hogging up 50% of my CPU, and have to always kill the process. I deleted the .dll for it (printer problem) but sometimes it comes back.

A:Terminal Services Not In Services

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I'm using Outlook 2003 on Windows 2000.

I am using Outlook preview pane. When I preview a message that has embedded images, the first image will be blank with the red x in the upper left corner. However, any remaining images in that email or the email trail are displaying properly.

If I click on "forward" and Outlook opens the message in a new window, then ALL images display properly - including the first one that was not displaying in the preview mode.

This has happened to me in the past, then it started working correctly, then yesterday I'm back to having the error. No new programs were installed yesterday. The only thing I can think of that I did yesterday was to turn on Google Desktop Toolbar within Outlook. I have since turned it off and restarted Outlook and restarted my PC and still have the problem.

I have ran detect and repair and it did not help.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thank you

A:Outlook 2003 - red x missing image ONLY on first image in email

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Just thought I would share the solution I found to my problem mounting .iso images in Windows 8 Pro.

and in powershell I got this:
Essentially the problem is that windows .iso mounting does not like 'sparse' files. I had used Acronis backup to backup my original .iso files and this DOES use sparse files. You can check if a file is 'sparsed' by looking at the files details in properties. The 'P' in the attributes represents a sparse file. See the screenshot below.

The result? When I restored my .iso images I could no longer mount them.

The simplest solution I have found is to just copy the .iso to a new file - this seems to create the new file without the sparse flag set.

Hope this helps somebody!

A:Windows 8 refuses to mount .iso image because image is 'sparse'

For anyone that is curious.. Sparse files are files that have "reserved" space in them that is not technically part of the data. An application can create a sparse file so that it leaves room to expand it in the middle without having to recopy all the data. I can understand why Acronis would do this for a backup image.

Shouldn't Acronis also have a file viewer?

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I have Corel Photo House and Photoshop 4 photo editing software. I don't really use them a lot, and admit that I'm not very good at doing most things. One thing I've had occasion to do lately is to take a person from one image and copy it to a second image. The problem is that it takes a really steady hand, and patience, to trace around the outline of what I want to copy. I try to facilitate this by slowing my cursor to crawl speed, but I still have trouble accurately following the subject's outline.

Is there software -- preferably freeware -- that has an easy way of transposing/copying portions of an image?

A:Solved: How to copy portions of an image and paste in a second image?

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On Recovery Partition.

Hi,

Have had a search and can find nothing concerning the question I have - I'm not even sure if this is the correct forum.

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro (5130) running Windows 8.1 Pro, what I would like to do, if possible, is to replace the factory restore on the recovery partition with a custom image so that if or when
the factory rest option is selected it uses my custom image and not the default one.

The problem I am having is that the default image is only 6GB in size where as when I create my custom image it is approx 14GB in size.

Is there a way of editing the default image to add in certain settings and software?

Regards

Fugazi

A:Replacing Factory Restore Image With Custom Image ...

Modifying the System Recovery partition is not what you want to do.  You will not be able to modify is, and you may find that you need to use this at some time in the future.  I would suggest that you use a program like Macrium Reflect.  You can find a tutorial for it here.

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I've been dual-booting Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate, but a while back my Windows 8 kind of went "South" and wouldn't boot at all (I got an error message that a device was "not attached"). I have a recent system image on an external USB hard drive, but when I boot to "system recovery" using my repair disk it can't seem to find my USB drive at all.

The tutorials here mention installing a SATA driver to access disks that are not recognized, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

A:System Image Recovery can't find Image on USB Drive

Hello Philppo,

Double check to make sure that your BIOS or UEFI settings are set to be able to read from USB drives at boot.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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This happens most often to my Windows 7 Forum shortcut.
This what it looks like now.......

Now and then, it would change into something like a globe. A little later, it would revert back to the " normal " image.

What causes that ?

NO, I did not install anything when this happened last time.

Thank you.

A:desktop shortcut image changes then back to initial image

Does the screen flicker when this occurs?

If so, I'd guess it's something to do with Windows temporarily switching from Aero to Basic for some reason.

That in itself would suggest you may have some sort of a conflict with your graphics card or setup.

You might want to check the Event Logs and see if there is anything untoward going on.

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On a Dell 2400, I received this blue screen message after reinstalling XP before the install completed. I first reformatted the hard drive and went through the normal steps, but now do not know how to correct this problem.

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Hi! I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong forum and if a thread on this subject already exists, I just couldn't think of any other place to put it.

I got Windows 8 and it's working pretty much perfect after I fixed a few issues. But there's an interesting thing happening, and I don't know if it's a 'feature' or something I can correct. When I go into one of my image folders and right click on one of my pictures to set it ask my desktop background, it will work, but then the image folder will scroll all the way all the way back up to the top, and it does this every single time.

This is kind of annoying, and I'm not sure why it does this... is there anything I can do about it, or am I missing something obvious?

Thanks!

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Hi,
Problem has just came on today out of nowhere...
It's an old HP desktop PC, 1gb ram, Windows XP SP 2

AVG doesn't find anything and malwarebytes only found a little adware.

It's my otherhalfs parents PC who have been away so i've been using it to check his emails/run his business. PC was fine yesterday but on turning it on today I was greeted by the dialog box saying - "the application or dll is not a valid windows image. please check this against your installation diskette"

This happens with each program I open, it happens on the windows start up screen a couple of times when selecting which user to log in as, then comes up alot when the PC has started up

I've posted some logs below if they make sense to anyone?

*****

MalwareBytes Log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5214

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

03/12/2010 23:10:14
mbam-log-2010-12-03 (23-10-14).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 176282
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 6 minute(s), 56 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 18
Files Infected: 34

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detecte... Read more

A:"Bad image" keeps coming up over + over - the application or dll is not a valid windows image

I've noticed in msconfig that there is 2 odd looking entries, If I uncheck them and restart, when I go back into msconfig they are back again and checked

(2 lines with 2 squares, 2 lines with 6 squares, Start + Command are the same on each line)
HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows:Run

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Booted from true image and made an image of my 250GB HDD....removed HDD and fitted new ssd...booted from true image again to restore the image to the SSD.
seemed to go ok initially, recognised the SSD....but in the final stages where I had to chose the partition to recover to ( assume this means restore ) it only displayed the portable HDD with the image on, not the SSD....
not sure if I am doing something wrong..
I am now installing Windows 10 clean install to the SSD, in the hope it will ' prep' it and then try again.

thanks

A:restoring ( recovering ) HDD image to ssd with true image

Quote: Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever

...in the final stages where I had to chose the partition to recover to ( assume this means restore ) it only displayed the portable HDD with the image on, not the SSD....

At that point there should have been an option with Acronis to format and partition the SSD, as it appears there was no partition on it.

AFAIK you should not have to "prep" the SSD in any way, as so long as it is recognized by your PC's BIOS Acronis will take over the formatting of it when you Restore from your HDD image backup.

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Original post and info hereDDS log, as per instructionsDDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Stephanie Hairston at 8:56:37.67 on Thu 05/28/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.254 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework... Read more

A:"Bad image" / "not a valid Windows image" error

Update: fixed!

I appreciate that y'all help folks for free on here, but nonetheless got a little bit impatient looking at a possible week's waiting time, messed around a bit and what I did ended up fixing it. Hopefully sharing this info here may help others with this same issue.

After running multiple antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware scans that still didn't fix it, what ended up working was running sfc\ scannow to scan and repair system files and deleting the dll file mentioned in the error message (and that folks here said looked like a malware / spyware generated dll rather than an authentic file), mswnlwkl.dll. I no longer get the error and now Firefox works just fine again.

My best guess was that it wasn't a malware that was generating the error messages, but rather one of the spyware or antivirus programs I used deleted a virus that had changed some information somewhere in the registry or a DLL file (or whatever), and that was calling on this rogue DLL file that Windows couldn't recognize. Basically a virus was removed but left behind traces that screwed with some of the system files.

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I have no idea if it's possible - can't find anything anywhere. I edit 40 to 60 pics a week for my website and Image zone plus only allows me to edit one at a time. If I can't edit multiple images using HPIZP, is there another program out there (preferably shareware) that will allow me to do it? Thanks for any info or options!
Kelly

A:Multiple image editing using HP Image Zone Plus?

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Uhuh. So I'm sure you've heard of this before, because I've read it on a few other forums. however, my problem has some quirks.

So i turned on my computer the other morning, and everything was restored to the way it was when I originally got it. I went to Help and Support in the Start menu, and something popped up that said blahblahblah.DLL is not a valid windows image. It did the same thing with Windows Messenger, and Windows Live.

Now most of the support forums are saying to just reformat everything with the installation disks because I have malware. However I can't do this because my laptop is an Acer Aspire One, and doesn't have a disk drive.

Is there any way around reformatting with the disks?

Thanks so much!!!

-Brittani

A:xxxxxxxxx.DLL image is not a valid windows image

one thing I also forgot to mention, virus scans are saying nothing is wrong.

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I currently operate a PC with 3 separate HDD. I have my windows 7 and all of my programs installed on a 500 GB HDD. I have all of my files saved to a 2 TB HDD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to do a system image of the 500 GB HDD that has the OS and programs installed on it, however, when I go through to create a system image there is a check box to "Include a system image of drives (C, 1 TB_Storage (E" I only want to image C (The 500 GB HDD) I don't want to image E (The 1 TB HDD). Any suggestions?

Thank you,

Ryan

A:System Image - Multiple Drives Only Want to Image one of them

Post screenshot of your disk management console.

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Hi,
It seems that either I forgot my password or used some illegal characters in my Drive Image 7 image password. The later is more probable. Is there anyway to recover it. Symantec was pathetic on Help an Support.
Julian

A:Drive Image 7 - Image Password Recovery

Julian, I am going toshiftyou up to XP. This is more for a software thansecurity problem, and we'll hole that someone there has some expeience with this prog.

Good luck!

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Hi
I foolishly took on a friend's infested PC as a favour. I've got most of the problems sorted but there remains an intemitent windows pop-up saying "Bad image: SensAPI.DLL not a valid Windows image". This appears repeatedly, especially at startup, when installing something or particularly (so it seems to me) when using antimalware programs like Spybot or Hijack this. When installing Zonealarm is popped up hundreds of times and nearly prevented me from doing it. The title bar of the pop-up will have the name of an executable such as zlclient.exe for Zonealarm.

Maybe this is actually a corrupted DLL but other pages I've read suggest it could be malware. Any advice or suggestions appreciated. You ask to specify the type of infection. I'm sorry but I don't know exactly. Please feel free to ask for more details.

Thanks
Here's the DDS.TXT output

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 23:15:30.76 on 10/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.137 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

A:Bad image: SensAPI.DLL not a valid Windows image

Update: AVG Resident Shield has flagged up a trojan described as Generic11.ATBQ. When selecting more details it gives svchost.exe.
I can find next to nothing about this on the internet. Previously I've clicked Heal but it has come back. This time I checked Power User and clicked remove to vault. Too early to say what effect this has had.

Does anyone know about this trojan and could it be related to the sensapi.dll issue described in my original post?
The sensapi.dll pop-up pops up nearly 200 times in the first minute at startup with zlclient.exe in the title bar. Once I've closed all these by clicking the x in the corner it seems to behave itself.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

Edit: I turned off System Restore as the virus report was giving a restore file as the source.

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Hi everyone,

I have been trying to restore to a system image located on my had drive, i boot up into the recovery tool and select system image recovery, Once the box opens up it begins searching for an image to restore to. But every time i get an error saying windows can not find a system image on your computer. It says attach the back up hard drive to the computer and try again. It will never detect my backup image, but it detects my hard-drive. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

The folder with the image is called Windowsimagebackup. there is nothing else on the hard drive but that.

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Windows 8.1 pro

A:System Image restore cannot detect image

Any help would be appreciated.

Did you try to boot from the drive ?

Have you tried Macrium Reflect ?

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I got PowerQuest Disk Image SE bundled with my laptop. Im running Windows XP Home Edition that also came with the Fujitsu laptop.
I previously backed up my C drive with no problem. The other day I did a new backup and when it reached the end it gave me Error 56 "Specified sector not in valid read or write range." I had to click OK and it shut down. After trying to create a backup when it go to resize the partition again, it got to 2% of the total partition resizing and was checking the index structure I got the same error message... Then after it went to 100% I got the error message, "Unable to restore image. The first primary partition on drive 1 is not of type FAR, FAT32, NTFS or free space."
When I tried to reboot I got a blue screen of death which flashed so quickly I couldn't read the message. It could not load windows so it gave me the black screen with the different options <safe mode, last good configuration, etc.> nothing worked.
I tried to restore my image and after trial and tribulation the entire progress restores to 75% and copying data 100% then it was checking the file entries and lost clusters <entire progress 80% and I got the Error #56 again.
I booted up with a win98 boot disk and my C: drive it reads like this: Volume in drive C is DISE_BACKUP. It has 3 dirs [.] [..] and [PQIMAGE] in the PQIMAGE directory there is a file USER.PQI that has the backup in it. There is also FACTOR... Read more

A:Drive Image Problems Restoring Image

I think your C: drive when you boot from the Win98 CD is your CD itself. That's because its DOS you are in, and the primary partition (if it is still readable) is NTFS.

Can you delete any partition in the target disk and try the restore again? Make sure you have nothing but unpartitioned space before you start. This may get rid of the error.

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I need a little help figuring this out. I made a backup image a while back on my network. Now that I want to re-image, I reboot as requested, wait for it to load, and Windows says it can't find my backup, "if it is on a network, close this window , type the network location."

Putting in the network location does nothing, I'm just returned to the screen where it would list the backup image if it had found it, but there's nothing there.

Thinking perhaps my NAS was the problem I copied the image onto a portable hard drive, but after rebooting into the restore program, Windows 7 doesn't find the USB drive.

I know the image was good, because I got an "image successful" message when I made it. Any ideas?

A:Image Restore can't find Backup Image

You say Windows can't find the USB drive, or is it the image file within the drive that it can't find?

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Hello, I have recently developed a problem. Every time I go to open up an application, I get a bad image error saying the application or DLL is not a valid Windows image and to check it against my installation diskette. I have seen multiple problems like this on the forums here, but the solutions look pretty specific to each problem (sorry if I'm wrong about that).

Anyway, I have done virus scans with AVG Free, Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials, all of which have found something. I have cleaned up all of these problems, but I'm still getting the bad image errors. The weird thing is when I go to open up an application, for example Google Chrome, I get the bad image error, I click "OK", and Chrome goes ahead and opens like nothing ever happened. This is the same deal with all of my other applications.

I have posted my HijackThis log below (since it appears to be mandatory for solving the problem), and thank you to anyone who can help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:32:54 PM, on 12/26/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

A:Bad image/not a valid Windows image error

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I am getting multiple dialog boxes showing up when I boot up my computer and while I navigate through my computer once it's booted. The dialog boxes read:"Bad Image- The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System32\0034.DLL is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."THere are multiple files being used under this error as well. All coming from my System32 folder. How Can I get rid of this problem? It is extremely annoying. Is it a virus? Should I just delete all the files? Thank you for your help!Here is my Hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:31:32 AM, on 2/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6... Read more

A:Bad Image errors, not a valid windows image

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I am looking at a system for a friend that has got W7 Home Premium installed. However, he made a system image of his Windows 7 Ultimate system (using Backup and Restore) as he has all his work applications on it (some of the software he uses won't work with W8 or W10.)
I booted the system with a W7 Home Premium DVD with the external drive (with the image on) plugged in. It listed W7 on the drive, but when I clicked on Next, it said This version of the recovery options in not compatible. This also happens if I select to Restore an image from a different drive.
I got hold of an installation DVD with a copy of W7 Ultimate on it, installed it, went to Backup and Restore, but Windows said it could not find any images on any connected drives!
Is there a way to do this?

Hello tommy mate probably not a good idea to boot with the external plugged in - something I would be wary of doing. Now as for using the Ultimate image have a read of this and see if it can help you out
System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image

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I created two image backups with Win 7 on a drive with more then enough space for two images. The first one was of my full system and the second was of my build without any files, but after doing the second one I can't locate the first. Does it overwrite the images? The file size and date suggest the images are now combined...is this possible, can I change the names given to the image folders and move them to other drives? Please explain how this all works and how others, out there, handle their process?

A:Image Backups - Win 7 - Manage Image files?

Most image programs make such an image of the entire drive/partition, unless you specify otherwise. If you had bot images on that drive, then one would have overwritten the other. Best is to make you images in another partition/HD from that which you are copying.

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I am getting Bad Image...not a valid image error when my PC boots up and when I open any program.

I have run Malwarebytes AntiMalware program and it did find some trojans. I deleted these and I still have the issue.

I have listed below the HighjackThis log file below.

What should I do next. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:33:12 PM, on 1/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
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A:I am getting Bad Image...not a valid image error

Any thoughts???? Anyone????

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Help again still receive message DLL C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll is not a valid windows image. and the box is titled taskmgr.exe-Bad Image or Explorer.exe-Bad image. I do not have a task bar nor can I pull up safe mode I can only get to internet thru backdoor of task manager after this message comes up I delete and hitr ctrl-alt-delete. Is there any thing I can do to correct this. I do not turn off my computer or leave internet now. Is there an online correction program that will get me out of this mess. Computer repair people want $100 - 120 to fix I can buy rebuilt for less than that. Please, please help. Thanks A:taskmgr.exe-Bad Image & Explorer.exe-Bad Image If you can get to Task Manager go to File/New Task(run) and type SFC /scannow the Windows File Protection window pops up. You may need your Windows CD for this. It will now copy any missing system files from the disc. If this fails I would format and reinstall Windows. 4 more replies Answer Match 31.08% I receive the following error when I try to open windows media player. The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\System 32\wmp.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette. I didn't see this error until just after I tried to uninstall SatelliteTVforPC. I think maybe I downloaded a virus, but I'm not sure. I do know that another person on this forum with a Bad Image error message [different dll though] had to reformat his/her hard drive to fix it. I included the Panda ActiveScan log at the end as requested in STEP 2. As requested, here is the HijackThis log: Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67 Run by April on 2007-10-09 19:39:07 Computer is in Normal Mode. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- System Restore -------------------------------------------------------------- Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point. -- Last 5 Restore Point(s) -- 15: 2007-10-10 00:39:43 UTC - RP1083 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point 14: 2007-10-09 22:18:12 UTC - RP1082 - Removed Internet Satellite TV Player DEMO Version. 13: 2007-10-09 21:54:11 UTC - RP1081 - Removed PC-TVS 2150 12: 2007-10-09 21:49:57 UTC - RP1080 - Installed PC-TVS 2150 11: 2007-10-09 21:45:37 UTC - RP1079 - Installed Internet Satellite TV Player DEMO Version. -- First Restore Point -- 1: 2007-09-12 0808 UTC - RP1069 - Software Distribution Service 3.0 Backed up registry hives. ... Read more A:Bad Image: wmp.dll is not a valid Windows image. I would just say "bump," but I've run into another problem. I think I still need help with this one, but I can't tell. I have to fix the other problem first. 1 more replies Answer Match 31.08% How can you display an online image on your desktop? In XP you could go into "customize desktop" and there was a WEB tab where you could enter the url. So if the online image from the url changed, you would see the changes on your desktop as well. Isn't that possible to do with win7? A:Online image as desktop image This feature has been removed from Window 7....i doubt there is any way to bring it back..... maybe due to security reason... 1 more replies Answer Match 31.08% With either of these two Products, if I create an Image will the Image "include" everything on the Partition? What I'm asking is, in the event I "delete" something from a Partition, and presuming the "deleted" item is not overwritten, will the "deleted" item be part of an Image created AND restorable by Windows or Acronis? Best regards, Mike Lynch A:Windows-7 Image vs. Acronis Image? Imaging will back up everything on the partition/Disk at the time the image is made. Normally an image is restored completely, overwriting everything that is currently there, so yes your file will be restored but any changes you have made since the image was made anywhere else will be lost. I don't know about Acronis but it is possible to extract individual files from a Windows image. See this tutorial. System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management You would be better doing a file and folder backup if you just want to recover individual files. Windows has it's own version or you can use a third party one such as FreeFileSync or Microsoft's own SyncToy. 7 more replies Answer Match 31.08% Hi 1: I have seen many people using scrollable images. How do I create one? I mean which software could be used to have such an image. If you don't understand what I meant by a scrollable image, then here is an example of the one (the last image before the 'response section - in the middle of the linked page): http://www.londatiga.net/featured-articles/how-to-create-scrollable-image-slider-using-javascript/ 2: To attach an image file, let's say, to this post is to use 'attach' button (though, mine doesn't work!), or other way is to link to some external image hosting website such as imageshack. But I have seen some persons' attached images automatically appearing in the middle of their posts. How do they do this? Is it called image embedding? If it is, then how do I embed an image file? It would extremely nice of you if you could help me with the above queries. Thanks. A:scrollable image, image embedding 7 more replies Answer Match 31.08% my computer is running windowsXP. Every time I need to go into anything the message {whichever file I'm trying to access} is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette. Bad Image. I ran the hijackthis.log and this is what I've come up with. If anyone can Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 10:45:53 AM, on 17/05/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe c:\Program Files\bigpond\security\App\syssvcnt.exe C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe c:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe

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Greetings,

I am trying to create a full HD image of my Dell c800 Laptop using Drive Image 7 (circa 2003) to an USB HD. I have tried twice and received failures about my HD having bad sectors OR locked sectors. I ran check disc with repair and did not find any problems. Re-ran check disc from the boot disc that came with the application and found no problems with the disc. Tried again for a backup and received the same error. I am thinking it is one of the programs I have loaded has a locked sector or one of my processes that loads during boot is the problem?

Since you cannot use and USB device from safe mode boot I am not sure what to do?
Any suggestions? Is it likely my computer or is this Drive Image 7 just not worth the effort. I did use it as a backup when I re-installed my OS a couple of years ago.

Regards,
Marc

"Wag more, bark less"

A:Cannot create Image to USB HD with Drive Image 7

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I am having four separate problems which may or may not be related.

1.) The first problem to occur was an error message that began at computer startup. The title was "Bad Image" and it stated "The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\kefesuto.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette." This message popped up about 30 times, one for each program that started it seemed. Also, every time I start a new program, I get the same error message and have to click OK before it will start up.

2.) The second problem was with Symantec Endpoint Protection, my antivirus. It started to give an error saying some part of it had turned off (I noticed this later that day). Since it was a little out of date, I decided to update it (the application is provided by my college). So I uninstalled the one I had in order to install the new version but half way through a message popped up saying "Fatal error during installation." Since then I have been unable to get the program to work or even install. Also, my spyware program (SpySweeper) experienced almost the exact same thing. "The connection to the SpySweeper engine has been lost or terminated. SpySweeper will now close and restart."

3.) A few days after, I was no longer able to connect to the internet. My wireless network manager cannot find any wireless networks even though I know one is present.

4.) I attempted to put the computer in question in stand... Read more

A:Bad image - Not a valid Windows image

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It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed and running, AVG and Symantec. While this may seem like better protection, they can actually conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs. Please choose one to keep and uninstall the other via Add or Remove Programs in your Control Panel. I strongly suggest uninstalling Symantec.

If you do decide to uninstall Symantec, please do the following:

Uninstall the following via the Add or Remove Programs section of your Control Panel if they still exist:

LiveUpdate 3.3 (Symantec Corporation)
Symantec Endpoint Protection

Decline any prompt to restart your computer.

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Then delete Norton_Removal_Tool.exe from your desktop.

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Hi,

I switched from image to no image and sliced them befored clicking on the browser to look at
the image but I saw only the bar with the name. What can I do?

Thanks a lot for helping,

A:no image from Image Ready problem??

No idea what you are referring to, what application you are using and what exactly your problem is. Could you be a little more specific or detailed??

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When I try to view the contents (detailed list) of a folder containing camera images with windows explorer, the list of files comes up reasonably quickly, but then the programme starts going through the list very slowly again changing the icon displayed one at a time. This takes for ever and sometimes explorer will crash halfway through doing this. i have looked for damaged files when this has happened but all the files open OK with Photoshop.

If I change the view to the film strip, the program stops crashing, but it still takes for ever to put up the thumbnails. Can anyone please tell me how I can manage these files more effectively

A:Problems with large image image

Oops me again I forgot the details:
I am running Windows XP home editoin Version 5.1 (build2600.xpsp_sp3_gdv.090206_1234: Service Pack 3)

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