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i am new to this Log file stuff. PLEASE HELP! regarding "Critical System Error" thing

Q: i am new to this Log file stuff. PLEASE HELP! regarding "Critical System Error" thing

hello, i have downloaded hijack this, whatever that is.
i have had this virus before, but i can't remember how i got rid of it and i notice that a lot of people seem to do it with log file things.
its the "Critical System Error!" pop-up thing that says you have a virus and re-directs you to its VirusBurst software to make you download it.

PLEASE HELP, WHAT DO I DO???

A: i am new to this Log file stuff. PLEASE HELP! regarding "Critical System Error" thing

Hi

Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.zip
Extract all the files to your Destop. A folder named SmitfraudFix will be created on your Desktop.


Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd


Reboot your computer in Safe Mode.
If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
Ensure that the Safe Mode option is selected.
Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
Login on your usual account.


Open the SmitfraudFix Folder, then double-click smitfraudfix.cmd file to start the tool.
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?" answer Yes by typing Y and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection


The tool will also check if wininet.dll is infected. If a clean version is found, you will be prompted to replace wininet.dll. Answer Yes to the question "Replace infected file ?" by typing Y and hit Enter.

A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process, if your computer does not restart automatically please do it yourself manually.

The tool will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.


Please post:
c:\rapport.txt
A HijackThis log
Your may need several replies to post the requested logs, otherwise they might get cut off


======================

Please download HijackThis. It will create a directory folder for you in C\Program files. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help determine what,if any, spyware/malware is on your computer.

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I have a icon in my system tray and it keeps flashing and says "Critical System Errors", if you click on it it takes you to a web site to down load "security" software. Please help....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:19:57 AM, on 12/14/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1122166007\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Icon says "Critical System Errors" - HJT file posted

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I've had this problem before, except it was almost a year ago and on a different computer. I'm getting a yellow triangle in the system tray and a message about a "critical system error". It then gives me a bs paragraph about a trojan infection and lists 3 spyware removal programs I should download. Windows Defender is useless against this, and spybot S&D can't remove the infected files.

This is in Vista 32 bit

Here's a hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:25:02 PM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Elantech\Ktp.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Protector Suite QL\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

A:Solved: "Critical System error" fake message, Defender not working

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The "Critical System Error" keep popping up in my taskbar and try to get me to buy antimal software. I ran Spyware doctor, Spy Emergency, Advance spyware remover, McAfee Virusscan but they found nothing.
What should I do?
This is the log from hijackthis. Please help!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

________________________________________________________
Scan saved at 9:01:27 PM, on 9/6/2006
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\InstallShield\AzMixerSel.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

A:The "Critical System Error" keep popping up in my taskbar

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present). We’ll get them next step.
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:12:16 PM, on 11/13/2006
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\XP User\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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A:I seem to have aquired the "Critical System Error" Trojan

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I only get the BSOD when playing games, not any specific game, but any, sometime i can go a whole week of playing games and have no BSOD at all, and somedays 5 minutes after a game is running it will BSOD everytime, all day long. When I try to Run any game like GW2 Or Inquisition my pc turns into Bluescreen with an error CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR ..I've already Updated all my drivers and reinstalled all my games, also run chkdsk /f and memtest with no problems.


This is the screen:

Also this is my dump config:
(note that i have windows 8.1, not 7)

Still it doesn't create any File or Folder and when the BSOD happens the blue screen say that its collecting info but it doesn't get off 0% .
It's the same with the critical process died it just goes to the blue screen saying its collecting info but it also doesn't get off 0%.

I'm completely baffled with what to do as the blue screen view hasn't picked up anything and i cant find the dump files.
 

A:"Critical Process Died" & "Kernel Data Inpage Error"

Hi BTW, welcome to the TSG Forums....

You may find this from the MS Community helpful. If Greek is easier to understand than this article then come back to this Forum and someone will help you.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-system/windows-81-bsod-kernel-data-inpage-error-and/b67ae41a-9228-4462-9c53-d1f5d115f784

T.
 

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I having this problem with an icon in my bottom right task tray. When I move my mouse over it, it says "Critical System Error!", but when I click it, it opens up some site for anti-virus software (www.virusburst.com). I have ran numerous anti virus scans and nothing cam up, so I know I am safe, but this icon wont go away. Every once in a while, a baloon will pop up saying something about I need a malware scan, but when I click it, it opens up the site again. I tried restarting my computer, but it still shows. Is there an executable I need to delete or how do I get rid of it?
 

A:"Critical System Error!" Message

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I have already ran Hijack This and placed the results below. Thank you for helping me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:35:29 PM, on 9/5/2006
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.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:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\PCODEC\isamonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1136698639\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\i... Read more

A:Solved: I also have the "Critical System Error!"

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Hi!

I have a virus (it appears) that has installed a "Critical System Error" icon in my toolbar as well as a "Protection Bar" underneath my address bar in my Internet Explorer that I cannot remove. I've run my Norton but of course it's not picking finding anything. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! - Michelle

Here is my HJT Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:23 PM, on 11/9/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\Security Softwares\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WIN... Read more

A:"Critical System Error"

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:41:53 PM, on 9/7/2006
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:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
I:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
I:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\wzqkpick.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\david\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: SuperAdBlockerBHO Class - {00000000-6C30-11D8-9363-000AE6309654} - C:\Program Files\SuperAdBlocker.com\Super Ad Blocker\SABBHO.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {202a961f-23ae-42b1-9505-ffe3c818d717} - C:\Program Files\Media-Codec\isaddon.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Mor... Read more

A:"Critical System Error"

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

A text file will appear onscreen, with results from the cleaning pr... Read more

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Hello,
I am getting the following error when moving files on the same drive or from one to another:

"Error Moving File or Folder
Cannot remove folder (insert folder name here): The directory is not empty."

This is fairly common (once or twice a month) and it occurs usually with folders containing many subfolders when being moved by explorer gui "Move the selected items", or ctrl-x, ctrl-v . Repeated attempts through the same process seems to move the folders, but the errors increase as the concentration of stubborn folders increases.

There are no event viewer logs corresponding to these errors. (eventvwr.msc: system, or application)

I would have thought this would be a common problem, but extensive searches came up with nothing... so either it is rare, untroubling to others, extremely easy to fix, or my search queries suck. =)
I am going to run Checkdisk to make sure all is well there, and I will repost the likely failure.
 

A:"Error moving file or folder" "directory is not empty" one file left

Occasionally when I am deleting a file, it is difficult, I have to go through process explorer, search for the thread that is strangely(?) associated with that file in explorer (no reasonable dependencies could be linked, nor is the file being viewed), and kill the thread before deletion.

any thoughts?

Thanks =)
-J
 

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I having this problem with an icon in my bottom right task tray. When I move my mouse over it, it says "Critical System Error!", but when I click it, it opens up some site for anti-virus software (www.virusburst.com). I have ran numerous anti virus scans and nothing cam up, so I know I am safe, but this icon wont go away. Every once in a while, a baloon will pop up saying something about I need a malware scan, but when I click it, it opens up the site again. I tried restarting my computer, but it still shows. Is there an executable I need to delete or how do I get rid of it?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:10:47, on 11/09/2006
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mctskshd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\OasClnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\m... Read more

A:Critical System Error!" Message

Hi and welcome
Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
 

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Hope this query is in the right section -tried to use my LDS 1881 England Census CDs last night - but having problems with the Viewer.

I have V4 which up to now has worked perfectly - tried to re-install it
and I keep getting "Failed to extract file "Dll_ini" from binary table"
error message.

BUT no problems on my laptap which has the Viewer installed from the
same CD.

Have had a few problems with computer of late - it was in the workshop
3 weeks ago because of some corrupt Windows files - could that be the
problem?

Grateful for any advice, suggestions as to what to do!
 

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"File Error
Exception of Type System
OutofMemoryException was thrown."

The above error message occurred while trying to copy my XP OS partition from my WinMe partition using a program which I believe is using xcopy which I downloaded from http://www.lexunfreeware.com/

I am trying to backup my programs which are on one partition, my WinXP OS which is on another partition and my data which is on another partition.

I am backing them up to a 2nd hard drive.

I was successful in backing up the "program" partition but received the error on backing up the XP Partition.

Any ideas what may have caused it?
 

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Greetings all, tearing my hair out over this. I normally use google-fu to solve stuff but after a few hours I'm still stymied on this one.

My brother handed me this laptop that he had upgraded to Win10 (probably in the hopes it would magically fix longstanding problems he'd been having with it). It's x64, for the record.

I'm sure it's had malware infections in the past. I don't believe it currently does though--ran Malwarebytes and looked myself in msconfig and I don't see anything untoward.

But I think a previous malware infestation screwed up the BITS service to the point now where it will not start. I didn't notice this until I tried to run Windows update. No matter what I do I can't get it to install KB3081448 (well it won't even download it). Windows update fails with "There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help:

"Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081448) - Error 0x80246008"

That's what led me to check the status of the BITS service. It's set to Automatic but is stopped. When I try to start it I get:

"Windows could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor. and refer to service-specific-error code -2147024894."

The errors in the sys... Read more

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HI,

Process.start is causing error "The system cannot find the file specified." when IE is opened using ShDocvw.dll.
I am having a form with two buttons, one to open an html file and the other is to navigate a URL.

The following code is used to open the html file.

Private Sub OpenViewer_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnOpenViewer.Click

Dim objProcess As New Process

objProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "c:\Example1.html"
objProcess.StartInfo.Verb = "open"
objProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True

objProcess.Start()

End Sub

the above code is working fine as long as i am using only this button click. But in special scenario this is causing error "The system cannot find the file specified."

I am using ShDocvw.dll to open up the IE with a URL.

the folloing is the code using for that.

Private Sub OpenIE_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnOpenIE.Click

Dim objBrowser As New SHDocVw.InternetExplorer

objBrowser.Visible = True
objBrowser.Navigate("URL")
objBrowser = Nothing
End Sub

Once if i click on "btnOpenIE" to Open the IE to navigate to a URL. After that click on "btnOpenViewer" to open the file using process.start is causing the error "The system cannot find the file specified."

The following is the error message and stack trace.

Message "The system cannot find the file specified"

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So i am trying to get some perf logs on some of my servers(2008 r2 core). I have read to import data collector sets on core i have to use logman becuase perfmon isnt part of core. I have tried making my own xml files and using premade ones from tools like
PAL. but i always get the error "Error: The system cannot find the file specified. my command is nothing fance "Error: The system cannot find the file specified." logman import newcollector -xml c:\test.xml
Thanks for the input
JustusIV
 

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Whenever I try to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, it says that it could not find the file specified and it shows me the error code 0x80070002. I am using Windows 10
Things I've tried so far:
Going into control panel, clicking "Turn Windows Features on or off" Then clicking ".NET Framework 3.5 (Includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)" I've also tried disabling .NET 4.6 Advanced Services
Going through the tutorial on Microsoft.com about the error
Please help, it would be much appreciated

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I'm trying to test the integrity of some ".cab" packages through DISM and Package Manager but I keep getting the generic error message "the system cannot find the file specified".

In Package Manager, I use the syntax,

Command Prompt> pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:c:\test\test.cab

Alternatively, I might add quotes around the pathname:

Command Prompt> pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:"c:\test\test.cab"

The error received in pkgmgr is:

Operation failed with 0X80070002.  The system cannot find the file specified.

My initial impression was that my syntax was incorrect, though I can't spot the error.  The path points to "test.cab" which is a renamed windows addon which contains the necessary "svcpack" folder and the "entries_XX.ini"
file.  I've used several different ".cab" files, including some downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog, with the same result.  Hopefully this rules out the possibility of a corrupt or incompatible file.  I've also tried this
whole procedure on different computers, and have received the exact same error code, so i doubt the pkgmgr tool istelf is corrupt.

Lastly, I've tried an alternative Windows 7/8 tool DISM to try to achieve essentially the same task using the following syntax in an elevated command prompt:

Commnand Prompt> dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\test\test.cab

This produces a similar error:

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Hi all,

I'm trying to rename files with batch file "bulkrename.bat", that is generated by a short program made with Visual Foxpro 9.0.

Here is the source code of Foxpro program:
TV recordings renamed with XML metadata tag
And here is generated "bulkrename.bat":

------------------- snip ----------------------
RENAME "D:\Data\TV_Database\Test_data\Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.ts" "Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ (Sarjan lyhyet tietoiskumaiset elokuvat t...elevat maailman ilmi?it? l?hikuvassa.) SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.ts"

RENAME "D:\Data\TV_Database\Test_data\Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.xml" "Silm?nr?p?yksi? @ (Sarjan lyhyet tietoiskumaiset elokuvat t...elevat maailman ilmi?it? l?hikuvassa.) SE social_political issues_economics (general) - 2016-08-01-20_57 -Yle Fem.xml"
------------------- snip ----------------------

The batch file fails with error messages
"the system cannot find file specified"

However if I copy-paste individual command lines into Win7 Command Prompt windows, file renaming works just fine. What is the difference with batch window and Command Prompt window?

I tried to run batch file with Administrator rights with no luck.
Path + filename are max. 200 characters.
I also tried to manually remove characters like ( ) but... Read more

A:Batch renaming files fails, error "the system cannot find file..."

Welcome to the forum can you rename the file to .cmd instead of .bat there are differences see if it work then as it works with a cmd prompt. a .bat was for the old msdos 16 bit .cmd is for windows cmd

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So, I was reinstalling Vista, from a folder on my PC. The folder is on Z:\, and I'm installing to C:\. I installed previously from XP to Vista the same way. This time, I got a disk read error on reboot. chkdsk found a problem, I used /r and let it work. Still got the error. Booted to my Ubuntu drive and opened GParted, where it shows a warning saying it's unable to detect file system, etc.

I'd just like to get some of my files off my C:\ drive, but I am unable to see it from Computer, though I can see the other partition on the same drive. Any tips?

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I use COMODO's free firewall on my computer. An Ad-Aware scan returned the following "critical object":

Category: Misc
File: C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\s1.tmp

I placed this file in quarantine.

Is it normal for this file to be considered "critical"? Is this anything I should be concerned about?
 

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Hey folks,

It looks like I've got a medley of virii. Prior to finding this forum, I attempted to fix the problem using several anti virus/spyware applications. While they found and apparently fixed some problems, the System Window entitled "Critical System Warning!" was not fixed, nor were the balloons that popped up from the system tray.

Here's what the System Window had to say:

Critical System Warning!
Your system is probably infected with the lastest version of Spyware.Cyberlog-X.
Type: Spyware
Infected Length: 266,129 bytes
Risk: High
Affected Systems: Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, 2000 Server, Windows XP
Behavior: Cyberlog-X is a spyware program that monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and track Web sites visited.
Symptims: Low Internet connection speed
Low System Performance
Secyrity center alerts
Strange pop up windows
Protection: Click OK to download antispyware software

After reading several posts, I ran ComboFix and it appeared to fix the obvious problems. Would someone mind looking at my logs to see if there are any processes running in the background? Is there any script that I can drag and drop into ComboFix (or any other solution) that would remove these processes?


HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:38:13, on 6/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.ex... Read more

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A "Critical System Warning" keeps popping up saying I have: a trojan.Win32.Agent.azsy; [email protected] worm; W32.Pavsee.c virus and more. Ran AVG 8.5.392 no threats found. Updated AVG and ran again with same result. Each time I respond to the Critical System Warning it leads me to a site where they try to sell me a package. Who do I believe.
Hijack This log follows.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:26:15 PM, on 8/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsAcpiSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxext.exe
C:\Program Files\EeePC\ACPI\AsEPCMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Ne... Read more

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Its been a long night trying to install my C3180 All in one printer. I managed to install the Scaner but NOT the printer.
I get that error after installing the drivers. I ve tried to check what the log file says, no luck... Is there anyone out there that can check my log file? Thnx x

Selected driver installs from section [hpoc3103.GPD.NT.6.0] in 'c:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\hpoaioa.inf_8986b2f5\hpoaioa.inf'.
dvi: Set selected driver complete.
inf: {SetupCopyOEMInf: C:\Windows\INF\oem7.inf} 10:08:51.119
inf: Opened PNF: 'C:\Windows\INF\oem7.inf' ([strings.0409] <src=oempath>)
! inf: Failed to Catalog - error ignored
! inf: Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
inf: {SetupCopyOEMInf exit (0x00000000)} 10:08:51.232
inf: Opened PNF: 'C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\hpoaioa.inf_8986b2f5\hpoaioa.inf' ([strings.0409] <src=drvstore>)
dvi: Selected driver installs from section [hpoc3103.GPD.NT.6.0] in 'c:\windows\system32\driverstore\filerepository\hpoaioa.inf_8986b2f5\hpoaioa.inf'.
dvi: Set selected driver complete.
dvi: {Plug and Play Service: Device Install for USBPRINT\HPPHOTOSMART_C3100_SERIES\7&D5A4B13&0&USB001}
ump: Creating Install Process: DrvInst.exe 10:08:51.273
ndv: Infpath=C:\Windows\INF\oem7.inf
ndv: DriverNodeName=hpoaioa.inf:HP.NT.6.0:hpoc3103.GPD.NT.6.0:61.63.247.0:usbprint\hpphotosmart_c3100_s4080
ndv: DriverStorepath=C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRe... Read more

A:"The System cannot find the file specified" Error from Installation

I've always found this to be one of the most annoying problems you can get.

Try copying the driver files from the CD (or the entire CD) to a folder on your hard drive and install from there. Before you attempt the install make sure the printer is NOT plugged in to the computer - the setup program should prompt you to connect it. I've found this to be a very important step as the drivers won't install properly otherwise.
 

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I have been bombarded with pop-up messages stating "STOP! WINDOWS REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. Windows has found 55 (or 47 or 37 or 36) Critical System Errors." Each message directs me to various registry cleaner sites, so I was wondering if these are just fear-invoking ads.

I ran jv16 Power Tools Registry Cleaner, but I continue to get these messages. I was apprehensive to download any of the programs listed in the pop-up messages because I was afraid I might be inviting another WinFixer 2005 crisis. Please advise the best course of action. I really appreciate any insight you can provide.

Here are the HijackThis and Ewido logs:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:31:50 PM, on 1/15/2006
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:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Northern Illinois University\NIU VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common... Read more

A:Solved: "Critical System Errors" messages

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I have a virus which appears in the toolbar down to the right on the screen in Windows XP (don't know what it's called in English because I'm a Norwegian..). It says "Critical System Errors!" and if I click on it, it takes me to a webpage (www.virusbursters.com) which tries to sell me a fake product called Virusbursters. This is extremely annoying, so please tell me how I can get rid of it. Here's my HijackThis Logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:34:35, on 23.01.2007
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ISHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\issearch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I091.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ismini.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\WI... Read more

A:How can I remove "Critical System Errors!" virus?

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Hello,

My daughter's laptop has messages that pop up about every minute or so regarding critical system errors and recommending I go to some site to download a registry cleaner (registryfix, among others). I ran superantispyware and it only found tracing cookie things. I have managed to turn off the messenger service which seems to have stopped them coming up, but do we have a damaging virus on the machine?

The HJT log is below if anyone notices anything on it, but I would also be interested just to know whether to do anything else about the reason behind the error messages. If my HJT log looks fine I'd be interested to know this too.

Thanks very much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:23:54 p.m., on 17/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP... Read more

A:"critical system errors" is this a virus? HJT log included

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Hi All,

Is there an easy to "split" a 40 Gb user file area into ten 4 Gb "chunks", for the purpose of backing up onto ten DVDs? In other words, is there an easy way to copy a 40 Gb file area onto ten DVDs?

Operating System is Windows 7 Enterprise (64 bit).

Thank you for your time and help,
Best regards,
James

A:"Splitting" 40 Gb user file system into ten 4 Gb "chunks"

Perhaps if you save to a FAT32 formatted partition.
This is automatically done by image backup software such as Macrium and Acronis.

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Hello!

In the last few weeks I've been experiencing the following issues.

The pc started to slow down, and it kept happening more and more often. Sometime it freezes and there is no way to resurrect it.
In those cases, when I go for a restart, sometimes it won't reboot: I get a DOS error message, the likes of "impossible to find disk - press CTRL+ALT+CANC to restart". When I try to do so, it still won't boot and it says that either an external unit has been removed or there is a damaged harddisk or dvd player.
Other times, after several useless attempts at restarting using CTRL+ALT+CANC, I finally get a different error message: "missing operating system".
If I leave it alone for ten minutes, then I'll likely get the screen with the option to start windows in safe mode or normally. If I choose normal, it will start indeed... until the next event.

I have replaced the hard-disk; I have excluded usb drives from the system boot (in the BIOS); I have formatted+reinstalled everything (on different hard disks) three times in the last two weeks to no avail. I am at a loss as to what's causing this, and I'm pretty much exhausted.

I apologize if I misposted, but I am taking advantage of a rare moment of lucidity of the pc.

Thank you for your help.
Giorgio

A:"missing operating system" and other pleasurable stuff...

So if I understand this correctly...

You started having "Missing Operating System" error messages and sometimes you can get the PC to boot into Windows, sometimes not?

Then, you did a clean install on a known good hard drive and still have the same issues?

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Wanted to resurrect an older thread, but its closed :
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/652638-error-moving-file-folder-directory.html

Please read completely before responding.
I am a 30 year IT pro, most of it as a programmer. I am the geek in charge of a tech non profit org in Hawaii. www.HawaiianHope.org
so yea.. i have at least half a clue.

Here is the deal.
In doing drive copies, data recoveries, etc... when we are moving a mass amount of data from one drive to another we run into this problem a lot.
"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"
If you restart the move, it will continue on and keep going, restart enough times and eventually it will move all directories.

I think its a programming issue with windows and wonder if anyone has a work around ?

I have a suspicion that the copy process is getting out of sequence. That it is trying to move a folder before it actually emptied it. Possibilities are :
1) windows forgot its place in moving through and navigating numerous sub directories and it is having a problem with “recursive calls.”
2) Computers with hyper threading or dual core processors are spawning the movement of files across multiple processes, and some are getting ahead of the other.
3) It did actually move the file, but the cache or something in memory has not updated, or the full data write has not completed yet before it tried to move the directory. (delayed write)
Yes, you can copy and then delete the old... Read more

A:"Error moving file or folder" -- "directory is not empty"

This is a known issue. It is by design.

As you may know, moving is in its essence an unsafe process. It would be better to use the actual sequence of copy and then delete.
 

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Hi all,

First off, thank you for reading. Please help if you do know a fix, and if not, thank you for looking!

I am posting here to see if I simply need to set a setting differently.

A desktop computer I built for a friend, who also had me build one for his friend, is having issues with one to two random reboots a day. I had him take a photo of the error message that he was getting. Here it is.

Here is the link if the photo doesn't work for you:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o230/sparsons6183/DSCF9426.jpg

This computer shows a battery icon, that is full, in the tray in the lower right. That seems weird since it is plugged in, however I read somewhere that if a comp. has a UPS plugged in that Vista shows the battery level on the computer. It did it's reboot thing when I was there once, and the UPS beeps twice and the light turns orange. Funny thing is though, with this recovery thing running it just brings windows back up, just like a temporary blip in service. It def. powers down though.

So my initial thought is, well, it's gotta be the backup power supply. So I had him plug into a surge protector that was connected to the wall for a day to see if he got reboots, and he did. So that tested to see if it gives a battery error even if the computer is plugged into the wall, and it does. This shouldn't be a CMOS battery problem, because it happens everyday, and works fine in the inbetween...but am I wrong? The real kicker with all of this is that... Read more

A:Solved: A desktop, plugged in, gives "critical level" battery error?

Update! It rebooted when plugged into a power bar, AND when the USB cable was still attached to it. He is testing without the USB connected.

So without the power connected to UPS, but with the data connected, it still messed up.

Does this help?
 

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Hello all.

After numerous updates, I have been getting a critical stop sound on shutdown, however I have noticed the screen flashes white for a second, also tonight it made the sound twice and a small box appeared in the middle of the screen, but I couldn't read it in time... I have tried looking in Event logs, but I have no lead... Any suggestions?

Cheers
Jason

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For the record, I don't have "Fast Startup" enabled in the Control Panel.

I hear the "critical stop" error sound almost every time I shut down my computer. After I click "shutdown" in the start menu, I see the words "Shutting down" followed by the error sound. Very annoying.

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I got a pop-up that says the following in a window looking like a Windows system alert:

"Critical Error!
Attention Rose! Some dangerous viruses detected in your system. Microsoft Windows XP files corrupted. This may lead to the destruction of important files in C:\WINDOWS. Download protection software now!
Click okay to download antispyware. (Recommended)"

There is a "Yes" and a "No" button.

I could not close the pop-up window, so I was forced to choose. I didn't trust that the message was really a system alert, so I clicked the No button, thinking this was malicious. It went away, and I immediately opened AVG and ran a whole computer scan. It came up with a handful of warnings of tracking cookie infections, but that's all.

Then a few minutes later, the alert returned. Now I'm afraid to click yes or no, and everything in that browser is disabled until I do.

Please advise ASAP. I don't know if I already got an infection, or if clicking on the alert will give me an infection. Or is there any chance that the pop-up is a genuine WIN message? I don't think it would be, since I already have virus protection and it doesn't tell what antispyware it is suggested to download. Looks too hoakey, ...

But what do I do? PLEASE respond with advice help ASAP! Thanks

...Rose

PS. The first pop-up came shortly after I accidently clicked on a music video that needed a download to play, and started to "install" something quickly. ... Read more

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Desktop PC was previously my W8.1 computer.
I had backed up all my data as at 31 Dec 2015 in preparation to upgrade to W10.
I had 3 separate 2TB hard drives in this PC with backups to internal second and third drives.
All three hard drives were partitioned into two 1TB partitions.
All three 2TB hard drives are Samsung HD204UI 2TB models (now all out of warranty period)
This Deshtop PC was then updated to W10 on 4 Jan 2016 (after creating a new restore date in W8.1).
Luckily I also backed up to separate external hard drives.
Now a W10 Desktop PC it died during Critical Update 18 Jan 2016 for "unspecified" error. W10 desktop PC just stopped during this update with following problems;
1. no BSoD - just totally blank dark screen.
2. unable to switch off, or reset or power off via PC.
3. had to turn off power supply after 6 hours (of hoping something will happen).
4. unable to restart PC - BIOS loads - then W10 logo appears (Flashes on) - then PC just hangs. At least it now resets to restart.
5. unable to start into safe mode. or any other variations of safe mode.
6. After some 10+ restarts attempts - now get option to restore to an earlier date - my last W10 restore date was 15 Jan 2016.
7. Restore failed for 15 Jan 2015 due to "unspecified error". Tried again 3 times with same result.
8. Restore failed for same reason on several earlier restore dates ( I make a new one each fortnight).
9. Nothing in Microsoft's Windows 10 helpsite helped.
10. Took it to... Read more

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My system just suddenly crashed while I was using software "Line" and browsing internet on Google Chrome.

Can somebody tell what's going on? I am getting really paranoid now

Computer: MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro

https://gyazo.com/aab494ec57c56915a98ce4c614587746






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System


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Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

[ Guid]
{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}



EventID
41



Version
3



Level
1



Task
63



Opcode
0



Keywords
0x8000200000000002


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TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2015-12-17T01:07:44.085877600Z



EventRecordID
43635



Correlation


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Execution

[ ProcessID]
4

[ ThreadID]
8



Channel
System



Computer
MSI


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Security

[ UserID]
S-1-5-18

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EventData


BugcheckCode
30


BugcheckParameter1
0xffffffffc0000005


BugcheckParameter2
0xfffff800279ed8b8


BugcheckParameter3
0x0


BugcheckParameter4
0xa0


SleepInProgress
0


PowerButtonTimestamp
0


BootAppStatus
0






Also I found LOTS of errors

https://gyazo.com/b6056e7dfcf5c9d565a1b31ee417a938






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System


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Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power

[ Guid]
{0F67E49F-FE51-4E9F-B490-6F2948CC6027}



EventID
37



Version
0



Level
3



Task
7



Opcode
0



Keywords
0x8000000000000000


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TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2015-12-17T01:08:55.629794200Z



EventRecordID
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A:Brand new MSI laptop crash "critical error" pls help

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Hi there-
I am in the process of re-imaging my laptop (Sony VAIO Win XP Home) and at about "66%" complete of Recovery Disk 2, it tells me "Critical Error Abort Retry Ignore Fail". I have no idea waht is going on, as I completed this successfully about 1 month ago. Also, soemtimes it asks me for a "Command line"...but I have no idea what to do. The system was orignally FAT32 with 2 partitions. I am interested in making it 1 partition. Regardless, I can't do anything because now I have nothing!

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Dr
 

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Nero 6 Ultra with Windows 2000 and Sony DRU-810A burner. This error has popped up before and was consistent and persistent for some days and then went away for many months. Now, it's back.

When attempting to write a DVD, I get the following error message:

"A non critical error occurred during the operation, which may result in a defective write. Do you wish to continue to write anyway?"
 

A:Nero: "A non critical error occurred during the operation . . ."

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On bootup I receive the error message "Critical Status-the Raid 1 array needes to be duplicated to ensure data consistancy." When I try and "Duplicate Now" it starts and then I receive another error, "Duplicating error!! The array is not functional."
If I ignore the error message and continue to boot the system (XP Pro) it cotinues to boot normally. This happens every time.
My question is: Should I try on bootup to remove the Raid array and then reinstall the array to clear the problem and in doing so, would I lose or cause harm to my hard drive(s) data?
 

A:Solved: "Critical Raid 1" error message

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Get this every time I try to install it...whats going on here?

The only things I have which contain the word "QuickTime" are just some random audio codecs, a prefatch file in WINDOWS and a Photoshop file...

What could be causing this error? Registery issue? Argh, I need my iTunes back and to watch Apple Trailers! Grrr lol

Thanks in advance.

A:""QuickTime" is not a valid short file name" Error :S

I'd attempt a clean reinstall, again:

Go into Start/Run and type appwiz.cpl and hit enter.
Remove these applications:
1. Apple Software Update
2. Apple Mobile Device Support
3. iTunes
4. QuickTime

Restart the computer
Download & Install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/
Launch the Utility: Start > Programs > Windows Install Clean Up
Select any of the above mentioned applications, and click Remove

Restart the computer again
Download & install iTunes again from here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

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Orion,

was burning data on a DVD-R
i used the "like flash disc" method formatting it
then went on deleting, moving & renaming image folders..
i think that was wrong to do..
anyway
when i started the burn process it stopped responding after several minutes..
i had to force restart the machine to eject disc..
then i discovered a specific folder i put in the image is very big in size..
checked it and found the windows has created system files and folders in it
AppData, Temp, Microsoft, ..etc
it couldnt be deleted the easy way
used Unlocker, could just delete few folders then the machine stops responding..
and this repeated useless several times..
used the Safe Mode With Command: RD /S.. it deleted the folder..
but after restart windows normally the folder is still there and keeps creating system stuff..
some programs started using this location to run, like Chrome..
i discovered i lost all my history and cookies and had to reinstall it and its still sticking to the Burn Folder's infected folder..
the folder is growing fast.. i have to to wipe it using command and reinstall Chrome again and again..
i need to burn discs too..

i apologize for being too long
please help

BLKND

A:"Burn Folder" Disaster (not the usual "can't del" thing)

did anybody read this?

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I have an icon at the bottom right corner of my screen indicating that I have "critical systems errors" and directing me to download spyware protection. Please help.

Thanks!

I have attached the extra.txt file to this message and copied the main.txt results of my system scan below:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by kerri robinson on 2007-11-15 08:19:41
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Total Physical Memory: 503 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as kerri robinson.exe) --------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:19:43 AM, on 11/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Sh... Read more

A:"Critical Systems Error" message

Hello and welcome to TSF


Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

===============================================================

Please follow all instructions and in which order they come,if you have any questions,please ask before proceeding.ts important that you follow this through until i give you the all clear,a lack of symptoms does not mean the infection is gone.


=================================================================

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

==================================================================

P2P

P2P - I see you have P2P software LimeWire 4.10.9 installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It may be contributing to your current situation. This page will give you further information.

==================================================================

Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs (if they exist):

Public Messenger ver 2.03 See Here
Viewpoint... Read more

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Over a week ago I started this thread in Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help. chemist helped me over in the other thread but could not find signs of malware in my logs after running several different scans.

In short, my computer has the occasional error telling me that "Windows has encountered a critical problem" (I attached a screenshot of the full message), and then it proceeds to lock up until I remove the power cord and battery. When I boot it back up, I receive a Windows Action Center alert that the crash was a result of a virus called Win32/Small.CA. But, like I said, chemist could not find any signs of the virus.

The crash happens rarely (roughly once a week) and only happens immediately after I wake my computer up when it's been asleep for a while. Other than that, I haven't noticed any reasons for the crash or anything odd with my PC.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

A:"Critical Problem" error, but no malware?

Hello Pineapple_tree

I have seen this type of thing occur before when background program/services end without cause.

For a first effort, try running cmd.exe as Administrator and entering sfc /scannow.

You probably already know this, but just in case, you can get to cmd.exe by:
> Clicking on the Start button/globe
> Typing cmd.exe in the search box
> You should see it in the list, right click and run as Administrator.

Following that, try starting your computer in Safe Mode, see if the problem occurs when in this state.

If not sure, to start in safe mode will require you to press one of the function F keys during boot, before you see the Windows logo, probably F8, but could be F10 or something else. Hopefully, if F8 doesn't work, you will see some writing that tells you.

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Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer

Impact of vulnerability: Six new vulnerabilities, the most serious of which could enable an attacker to execute commands on a user’s system.

Maximum Severity Rating: Critical

Recommendation: Customers should install the patch immediately.

Affected Software:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-047.asp
 

A:Latest "critical" Security patches: ... Dec 11: Virt Machine; Dec 18 XP critical

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

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Hi, I've been playing "The Thing" now for over a week. I'm near the end of it, battling an enormous monster. Problem is, as I get close to killing the creature, the screen suddenly goes black and I get this error dialog box:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
X Runtime Error!
Program:...Ogram Files\Computer Artworks\TheThing.exe

It's pretty frustrating. I sure wish that if you made some kind of error, they'd actually TELL you what it was you did so you could correct it. Anyway, do you have any idea how I can correct whatever it is I did wrong? I can't go any further in the game because it keeps doing that!
I'm not a computer whiz, so please, keep it simplified... I have a hard enough problem trying to do some things on my computer. In case you need this info, I have an INTEL computer, custom built for me with the following:
160 GB HD split into two 80GB HD's (C and D)
1GB of RAM
OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Nividia 64 MB Graphics Card
Pentium 4 Chip
PCU: 2.2 Ghz
2-cooling fans

Ok, I think that gives you an idea of what I'm playing with. Hope you or somebody out there can tell me what to do to stop this error message. Thank you
 

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I've searched this problem already and found several threads with what appears to be the same issue but I haven't found a thread that matches everything going on with my computer.

Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on an Asus Intel-based motherboard.

First, this problem started last night. Started when I ran a virus scan in MS Security Essentials. It picked up a few viruses and quarantined them. I selected remove and restarted. Then the critical error came and my computer then began it's infinite restarting cycle. I googled solutions on my phone and came to a thread that suggested I use Kaspersky. I saved it onto a CD and ran it successfully. Kaspersky found a virus and disinfected it. I tried booting normally and still critical error. Same error in safe mode. I attempted the shutdown /a -a method in reg and safe mode to no avail. I hit F8 on boot and tried using Repair Your Computer. That doesn't take me to the repair list, just forces my computer to boot normally OR put me at the Launch System Repair or Boot Windows normally. I select Launch System repair and it just refreshes that screen. I select Boot Windows, since thats my only option, and boots my computer and critical errors.

Please help me out. I need to fix this computer.
 

A:"Critical error, reboot in 1 min"

Another detail I should include: When I hit F8 and choose to disable system restart on failure, it disregards my command and restarts due to the error.
 

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hello wise ones ...
the title pretty much says it all....
im curious to know if they are the same thing (a restore / a re-install)?
im actually asking this while biting down feeling like i know the answer but i think im kind of in denial.

~ im defining a reinstall as reverting back to factory condition with all the bloat-ware, etc., where you start all over from scratch.

~ im defining a restore as picking up where you left off from a back-up / image that was made previously.

wow ! in denial big times!

i have put a lot of work into getting my system to the way i want it. (changes in the services settings being the biggest one of all) and have installed three programs that i picked up for free and use regularly that will be inactivated if theyre uninstalled.

so if theyre not the same thing - and ONLY a Re-install gives you that fresh and clean feeling, how on earth can i quickly revert back to my preferred settings AND re-install my programs and the ones i mentioned above. the majority of my stuff is freeware but the ones i mentioned above are actually full versions that were being given away and i dont have serials for those.
is this even possible?
thanks all!
 

A:Solved: Is a "RE-INSTALL" & a "RESTORE" the same thing?

No they aren't (fortunately) the same. Your definitions of reinstall is more or less on track provided that you mean reinstall Windows. Restoring to factory settings is a reinstall from a disk or image provided by the manufacturer. System Restore however simply roles back critical system files to a previous date, leaving programs and files intact. It does however have a limited length of time over which it can roll back.

The best thing that you can do as far as keeping your software and settings is concerned is make and store a full disk image once you first set it up. To make sure you keep your files, simply get a regular backup going.

Unfortunately you don't want your main disk image to include all the problems that necessitate a reinstall. If you have to get rid of Windows you'll have to sacrifice programs and settings because it will be those that cause the present problem. Make an image once you either diagnose and fix the problems or reinstall and personalize windows.

Don't give up on the possibility of repair for the moment. If you are worried only about freshening it up there are techniques and tools to do that for you. If you are worried about something more serious there are plenty of people here who can advise.
 

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I just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Win7 professional x64 hoping to fix the above mentioned problem. After a complete re-install Im getting the same errors.

Im not sure of the proper terminology here, but during startup the computer does a scan of all hardware and "Volume 0" has a "failed" message.

The odd thing is that sometimes after a few restarts and pointless boot menu visits the computer starts up fine.

I tried windows repair feature by booting from the disk, but when I get to the window where i select the operating system to repair, its empty. Drive C, where the operating system is, is not showing.

I have a feeling that the hard drive itself has gone bad and is very unstable. Please let me know if I'm missing something or we just need to get a new HD.

Thank you

A:Win7 pro startup error "Boot MGR missing"/"Operating System Not Found

What type of hdd do you have. For example if you have a Seagate drive, there is software you can run to do a diagonostic on the hdd before the operating system boots.
This would be a good idea, especially if you were having same issues when Vista Home Premium was installed first.

Do you have more than one hdd installed. If yes, make sure in BIOS settings, the proper drive is selected for First Boot. And better yet make sure its the only drive attached when booting.

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I am trying to uninstall Yahoo Messenger using Add/Remove Programs. It won't let me and this error message comes up.

Can someone help?

Thanks...and have a great day! Note: Just registered and first time poster.
 

A:Solved: Error: "Could not open "INSTALL.LOG file"

You have most likely run a Cleaning program that has the option to delete LOG files.
Some LOG files are just that. Files that "log" activity.

But some, like the one you reference, contain information about how to UNinstall that application.

In this case, I would reinstall Yahoo Messenger, and THEN uninstall it.
 

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Acer Aspire M1100 AM1100-E1402A
Mfg Date 2008\03\07
Vista Home Premium 32-bit

It was running OK, but getting a bit old and a bit slow. I upgraded to a W7 desktop, but wanted to keep this one playing around with.

Ran System Recovery 2 or 3 times using the Alt-F10 method. First time, I wanted to avoid loading bloatware so ran msconfig early on, went to Startup to uncheck Acer Launch and stuff like that. Windows Update worked until SP1. Just couldn't get SP1 to install, including when I downloaded it from the web.

Then I ran System Recovery and let the bloatware run. It stalled at 9/11. Again, Windows Update worked until SP1.

Then I tried System Recovery using discs, instead of Alt-F10. It failed for some reason. I have a couple other System Recovery discs from an laptop and an eMachine laptop. I tried them with the same result. Recovery starts, writes over the C drive, then fails.

The message is:
The system registry contains invalid file paths. Installation cannot proceed. This system image was applied without guaranteeing that drive-letter assignments would match across computers.

So now I'm stuck.

I googled the error message, but generally ended up in discussion boards that are over my head. I think I saw some discussion about partition. I have a foggy memory that this desktop may have arrived with the HDD partitioned into something like 120 and 200 GB partitions. I think I removed the partition. I wonder if this has contributed to the problem? Then... Read more

A:Vista System Recovery failure - "system registry contains invalid file paths" - canno

The vista image extracts to the temporary drive letter D.

If you use a regular installation dvd and MS standard setup.exe, it will fix the os registry letter correctly. (Defaults to the first letter i.e. C as A and B are reserved for floppies )

If you are trying to restore from a factory image, you will have trouble because there is now another os on the machine.

I have a script I use for it.

You could get it to work , but it is a lot of mucking around.

It is just easier to use a Vista install dvd ( not the same as your factory recovery image ), boot it up, and install to your desired partition.

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I have noticed that several www sites I visit, including this one, come up with an error Where ads or info should be on the right side of this home page an "I" appears and the wording says:

"The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
See if your Internet connection settings are being detected. You can set Microsoft Windows to examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings (if your network administrator has enabled this setting).
Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.
On the Connections tab, click LAN Settings.
Select Automatically detect settings, and then click OK.
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings... Read more

A:"I" Thing (Error)

If you run a host blocking file, ad blocker or if the advertising site server is having a problem, then that could be the result.

Personally, this is the first complaint I have seen where someone is concerned about not getting the ad!
 

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Hi all,

Installed a DVDRW drive but comp crashed when installing some software and it stopped detecting my Primary Master and Slave drives. I've fiddled about with the Master and Slave configs and have managed to get it to detect my HD and DVDROM.

I've unplugged my DVDRW and my small HDD and am trying to get windows to load up.

After using FDISK /MBR an rebooting, I get "Missing Operating System".

Tried installing Windows XP after formatting, it seems to have installed but it's not loading.

Current config:

Slave: Pioneer DVDROM (not the DVDRW)
Master: Seagate 80GB (C: = 15GB) & (D: = 61GB).

D: has files on there that I'd like to recover. Too big to put on floppy.

I've run a search for similar problems and tried some of the solutions but no good. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:"Error Loading Operating System" to "Missing Operating System"

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I don't know if this belongs on this forum. I am trying to back up files onto a DVD and also delete files from same DVD, using Roxio. I keep getting a message saying that " is a system file and if i delete it one or more programs might not work. Then asking do i want to go ahead. If I don't go ahead, I can't copy or delete files. I can't detect any " in my file titles or anything. What should I do?
Thanks, people.
MrsGrey
 

A:What to do about " "is a system file" with Roxio

It might help to know what the file or files is/are but it probably is a system file and a proper warning but since its taking place on the DVD its ok to go ahead because in that location its not going to affect function one way or another as long as the original file remains intact at its location on the system.
 

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Hi,
how can I change this?

Some background - this may not be the issue I need to solve at the end of the day:

I believe the location is causing crashes, since I blew up lots of Library registry values (in an attempt to remove them from the OS), and I think it defaults to the library page.

eg, 2shared - file upload and sharing
[edit: stupid editor auto href'd the text... bah]

crashes IE and Firefox (not Chrome for some reason... possibly because it uses its own code?) when I click the browse button (same for any "browse" button that spawns a native find-your-file thing).

It may be something else, but anyway...

edit: If I disable "Expand to Current Folder" in Win Explorer, the crash does not occur. So perhaps it is trying to expand to a folder that is broken?
I want to keep "Expand to Current Folder" on, though, as I like the feature.

A:Default "Browse for file" location in web browser "choose file" box

Hello Silmeria,

It may be best to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you blew up the registry to see if that may sort this for you. Afterwards, you could use the tutorial below instead to remove libraries without blowing up the registry like that.

Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I need help with this Diskette issue please. "Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure"
I've had this problem a few times in a couple of years and I have been able to fix the error by pressing F2 and going to the SETUP. And I've done this with no issues. But this time I thought I fixed it but now I get this new error: "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". After I press Ctrl+Alt+Del it takes me back to the same error massage "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Need help please. This is a Dell Desktop, Windows XP.
Thank you.

Sue
 

A:"Diskette Drive 0 Seek Failure" Error Then "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl..."

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

A:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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Hello. I am using a POWER USER account, Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 /w all the latest patches availible via microsoft update. I was trying to create a .zip file of a folder within the primary directroy of a backup hard drive I use.

For Example:
D:\stuff - I wanted to make a zipfile of the folder "stuff."

Then I get the following error "Cannot Create Output File."

However, if I move the folder to the destop or a subdirectory i.e. stuff/more stuff, then the .zip file is created with no problems.

Also, because user accounts [at least in my experience] have a tendency to decay, I created a freash power user account and the same problem persist.

Is this a standard security feature for power user accounts? Is there anyway I can "disable" it if it is?

Thank You.
 

A:Windows .Zip file - Power User Problems - Error: "Cannot create Output File"

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How can I work around the following rror message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk". I'm using Windows XP on a Gateway GT 4016

A:error message "cannot copy file. cannot read source file or disk"

Get a new disk or provide a whole lot more details about what you're trying to do and what program(s) you are trying to do "it" with.

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I have been trying to setup a postscript printer on port "File:" so I can print anything from a webpage to a file for running through Acrobat 8 Distiller. When I first install the print to file, it works fine until I reboot the computer. Every time I print to this printer after the reboot, I get a pop-up box titled "Local Port" with the message "Cannot Print to File: Access Denied". I gather it is a permission problem of some sort as I can log onto the Administrator user-id and it prints to file fine. Any ideas on what permissions I need to set this printer to in order for it to work under a standard user-id?

Using Windows Vista Ultimate X64.

Thanks
Ian.

A:Error "Could Not Open The File: Access Denied" setting up print to file

I have given up finding a solution to the problem. I no longer use Adobe Acrobat Professional full as I have tried both updates 8.0.1 & 8.0.2 to no avail, and is now unsupported as Adobe is up to version 9 of this software. I have opted for a freeware solution, so I have uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Professional and installed the freeware CUTEPDF Writer at www.cutepdf.com. It works beautifully on Vista X64 on all documents, including Microsoft Word and Scanned Images and Photos. I'm very happy with the results.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I have a Dell 2330 all-in-one running Win7 64 bit.

I'm trying to do a system image back up to a USB3 external hard drive. The image will take up about 333gb and I have about twice that amount of space left on the 1 TB drive.

I get the error message: System cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)

I've looked through this forum and found a suggestion that I use the SFC command to repair possibly corrupted files. Two questions:

1. Is this the best way to proceed or should I try something else?

2. Will the SFC alter changes I've made in the registry to slightly modify my keyboard.

Many thanks.

A:System Image: "System cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Bacon


I have a Dell 2330 all-in-one running Win7 64 bit.

I'm trying to do a system image back up to a USB3 external hard drive. The image will take up about 333gb and I have about twice that amount of space left on the 1 TB drive.

I get the error message: System cannot find the file specified (0x80070002)

I've looked through this forum and found a suggestion that I use the SFC command to repair possibly corrupted files. Two questions:

1. Is this the best way to proceed or should I try something else?

2. Will the SFC alter changes I've made in the registry to slightly modify my keyboard.

Many thanks.


Hi Mark Bacon,

You can check the below link for resolving this issue if you do not wish to run SFC to fix this issue:

Error message when you try to restore from a full backup of a Windows Vista-based computer: "The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)"

Also, when you run SFC, files critical to restart Windows that do not match the expected Windows version may be replaced with the correct versions. If a file is repaired, the corresponding registry data is also repaired. Protected files not critical to restart Windows are not repaired.

So, it would be advisable to make a backup of the registry before you run SFC. Please try the steps and let us know if it helps.

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Hi every one,
I have Intel "DG31" and "core 2 do"
Program hangs, when i try to open or save as a file In "excel-2003" and "corel draw9" and "WILCOM Es9"
and in task manager it shows ?not responding?
But when i try to open it by clicking on the file using windows explorer it works quite well.
Earlier i used same programes on the "865glc" and "2.4" there was no problem,
I have also tried many Intel computers to trace the problem
i found the problem on every computer that was build on the motherboard later then Intel 865
Now what to do?
Mohammad Imran

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XP Home (installed SP2 recently, which MIGHT have something to do with this?).

Just saved two word docs and a bmp file, all separately. All three times I saw that a new location has been added to the Save As drop-down menu. It didn't open to My Documents folder but was in the general folder list of the whole computer. The location was called "FTP File Locations." It's never appeared on the Save As menu before. This made me think of the file/print sharing control, which is now located in the Windows Firewall, but I don't use that Firewall, I turned it off to use Norton. What was FTP Locations? And is there any way to disable file/print sharing without using the Windows Firewall? (These may be the same thing, I don't know.) Also, in Network Connections, I thought I'd find file/print sharing control there, but now XP wants me to run a whole Network Wizard thing..I'm afraid I'll somehow set up a network instead! or enable all kinds of things..I don't want to create a disaster here.

(My son installed an FTP program months ago for work he was doing, but the program was removed. I just searched for it, it's definitely gone.)

This is a stand-alone, non-networked home computer.

P.S. I saved another Word doc and now it's back to opening to My Documents folder as usual..now I can't find the FTP Locations anywhere.
 

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When I try to add a 4.29 GB file to a disk image I'm creating it says "ERROR: Added file is too large." Registered Magic ISO is supposed to support up to 10 GBs. What's the deal?

A:Magic ISO "ERROR: Added file is too large." when adding 4.29 GB file

Just for burning I use this
CDBurnerXP: Free CD and DVD burning software
despite it's name it's fully compatible with win 7.

Sorry but other than it being set for cd-r I can't think of why it won't burn that.

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I've tried quite a few free softwares on the net and also tried the recommended methods to try and open my excel file, but it just wouldn't open! :'(

I've attached the file so can someone please please please help me out?

Thanks in advance!!!!
 

A:Excel error: "File format or file extension is not valid..."

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.... Read more

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

I hope this leads you in ... Read more

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Got my computer back today (Windows XP), and my background is now all green with a black box in the middle saying "Your System Is Infected...etc"

Also a red circle with a white X in the task bar

I can't open the task manager

Can Anyone Help???...

Downloaded HiJackThis

My log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:51 AM, on 12/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\i... Read more

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Got my computer back today (Windows XP), and my background is now all green with a black box in the middle saying "Your System Is Infected...etc"

Also a red circle with a white X in the task bar

I can't open the task manager

Can Anyone Help???...

Downloaded HiJackThis

My log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:04:51 AM, on 12/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcqcoms.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:"Your System Is Infected" Background + "Internet Security 2010" virus/malware problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I'm afraid HijackThis no longer provides the information we require.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, as far as they possibly can, before posting for assistance.

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

If you have problems with any of the steps, simply move on to the next one and make a note of the problem in your reply.

Please note that the Security Forum is always busy, so I would ask for your patience while waiting for a reply - it may take a few days.

This thread will now be closed.

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Good Morning,

I would like to introduce myself. I am new to the forum. Should I address an issue inappropriately, kindly alert me.

Most recently, I have experienced multiple PC issues. Recently, I performed a System Recovery and encountered the following ?

1. Cannot perform a SYSTEM RESTORE. The message is: ?Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored."

2. When I booted up this morning, and DID NOT HAVE A DESKTOP.
The screen was blank ? no Icons.

3. The items below are APPEARING IN MY TEMP FOLDER, and are located at: C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp:

........a. 415303181927525125.tmp
......... plus similar numbers.

........b. IswTmp
........c. msohtmlclip1
........d. msohtmlclip

I delete the above items through safe mode but they re-appear.
** I am MOST CONCERNED ABOUT Items 1 & 2.

SYSTEM SPECIFICATION:

? (DESKTOP PC) Windows XP
? (SP3) HP Compaq Presario 061 - Media Center Edition,
? AMD Athlon (m) 64 Processor / (X 86-Based PC - 32-bit package)
? MOTHERBOARD Chipset - ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 CHIPSET
? Version 5.1 / 2600 Build Processor

** If someone would give me some feedback, I would appreciate it tremendously.
** THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Kind regards,
AJ

A:NO DESKTOP after booting up … & SYSTEM RESTORE "Incomplete" … & "Strange" Temp Files

Usually when the machine has a "blank" desktop, the boot/startup process has been interupted or is frozen to before Explorer is launched.

You can launch Explorer manually be navigating C:\Windows and double-clicking "Explorer".

If successful, do the following:

Start>Run>(type) "msconfig" and turn off all non-MS services and all startups.

Then, Start>Run>(type) "cmd", and at the command prompt type "chkdsk /f" and schedule a chkdsk to run on next reboot.

Reboot system and report results.

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This is driving me bonkers and I have almost no hair left. I really hope someone can help.

When I attempt to copy or move a file or folder from my Win7 box to my WinXP (SP3) media server, the operation nearly always fails. Take, for example, my trying to copy the VLC Media Player folder (704 files, 75.1 MB) from Program Files on Win7 to the C: drive on the media server via a mapped drive (X). In all cases, after hanging up at some point during the copy, I get this message:

Network Error
There is a problem accessing X:\<whatever current sub-folder copying is>
Make sure you are connected to the network and try again

I should note here that you only see the message come up if you wait for it (~1 min) after the copy hangs. If you try to cancel the hung copy before the message comes up, you can crash explorer.exe. I must also stress that there are no other access problems on the network. Files on the media server are accessible as expected from the Win7 box. Performing the same copy in reverse ("pulling" the same folder to the XP box from its console instead of "pushing" from Win7) works perfectly. All machines are in WORKGROUP and the same exact credentials are in use on all machines. All machines run the same version of Symantec Endpoint Protection and have firewall rules configured to allow all LAN traffic. All machines are connected through a Linksys SD2005 5-port GB "dumb" switch. Routing/DHCP is provided by a D-Link DI-604. ... Read more

A:Win7 "workstation" to WinXP "server" file copy FAIL

Same thing happens in my LAN between both Seven Ultimate x86 and x64 and a XP Pro SP3 file server, and also no problem copying from a Toshiba U200-182 laptop with Seven Pro x86 (Upgrade disk from Toshiba)to the same xp machine, also note that there is a normal transfer speed between al Seven platforms....

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I installed some software to assist me in converting .pdf docs. I didn't keep the name of the software but did uninstall it via control panel.

I now have mulitiple "File" menu entries: 29 entries between "open" and "save". The entires are all idenical, "Open PDF"

Nothing happens when I click on them. How can I remove them from my "File" menu?
 

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I'd like to back up (and be able to restore upon win7 reinstall) all my heavily-customised Indexing Options settings.

e.g. I have VERY customised list of file types that I have ticked in the Advanced Options, to the "Index Properties and File Contents" type instead of just "Properties" - which is kind of essential for *really* properly searching my computer and my documents. Like publisher files, have text in them that I really need to be able to find, and by default PUB is set to Properties only....so I have many file types like this ticked to actually be properly indexed.

And what a pain it would be to have to manually go through and tick every one upon system reinstall (not to mention, remember/note down what ones that i ticked, beforehand!).

Are the settings stored somewhere in the registry? In some system file inside windows/USER folder?

Let's hunt down for where it's stored. Nothing in windows can't be backed up.

Thanks.

A:How to back up the "Indexing Options" settings? [registry/system file?

Hello there. This should help you.





Quote:
1. Please click the Windows Pearl (Start button), type "Indexing options" without quotation marks, and press Enter.
2. Click "Modify" button to modify Indexed Locations, for default locations after a clean installation is followings:


Offline Files, Start Menu and Users.


And you could uncheck the selects.


3. Click Advanced button, in the "Index Settings tab", click "Rebuild" to rest the index.


You may also click "Troubleshoot search and indexing" for a troubleshooting wizard.



Source

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I have a number of old CDs made for windows 98 which I would like to use on my Windows XP. Of course they're old, but I believe that they should work on my computer. I tried the CDs on another computer with XP, and it worked there. I open the cd drive (for one of the CDs), double click on setup.exe, and get the following annoying message:

"The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."

However, I also have the option of pressing ignore. When I do, it does the exact same thing as close So I really don't have a choice of opening the program. I really would like to use these CDs.

I have tried using the windows compatibilaty tool, but still the same thing happened. How should I get them to work? Also, old files I download from the internet also have this problem.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: "The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS...terminate the application."

Get the XP Fix here: http://www.visualtour.com/downloads/

See if that helps.
 

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Hi everyone,
here is my problem.I recently turned my usb into bootable usb in order to run chrome os,everything was ok untill i needed my usb to transfer some files so when i plugged it in while running windows 7 a box popped up to format it i clicked ok,then i noticed the usb from 8 giga showed up as 1 giga in my computer.I opened disk management and saw that it was cutted down in many partitions, i deleted some of them so i would expand it in one partition,at that point my trouble began,the expand option was greyed out,i tried diskpart and delete the partitions there.After that the drive lost its assign letter and showed up as one partition in disk management but in my computer it was invisible,i tried other guides that use diskpart and i download some programs to fix this with no luck.when i tried to format or assign letter from disk management i get this message "the system cannot find the file specified usb format".I tried to plug the usb in my roomates laptop with the same resaults so i dont think its my drivers or laptop problem.I hope you can help me tnx in advance and sorry for my bad english..
 

A:Solved: "the system cannot find the file specified usb format" usb flash drive

You might see if this utility can correct your issue.

http://www.alexpage.de/usb-image-tool/download/
 

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Hi,

So on my computer, every time i start up my computer, it goes to the the starting windows screen, but then it sends me to the "checking file system on C: the type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. you may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue. " it gives me the option to cancel the disk check by pressing any key, but it won't cancel even though I am pressing keys. so then it continues on to "CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3) and every time the computer freezes and shuts down when it reaches about half of my files being processed.
Any help would be appreciated

A:Computer won't load pass the screen "checking file system on C:"

Deegan,

Welcome to the forums!!

On a different computer, download Gparted, boot with it and attempt to run the disk check available with this software.

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I am running Windows 7 SP1 x64 (all latest updates auto apllied) and have recently moved to a EFI RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 system based, i.e All virtual volumes are initialised as GPT

On all volumes there is the standard 128MB partition (in the first sectors of volume) for the GPT header however; on the system volume, as the very last sectors, there is also a 105MB partition called "NO NAME" with a file system of "(OEM Service Volume)", what is this partition, how did it get there and can I delete it?

I used Intel Rapid STorage Technology to create the volume and Win7 Disk Manager to create the partitions and initialise the volumes

Any help for this reasonably computer literate amateur would be most apreciated

A:105MB partition "NO NAME" File System (OEM Service Volume) - whats it?

To give us a better look at the partition, search Disk Management in the Start Menu search and take a screenshot of what you see.

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I have been getting these "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs for about a day now (the "Bad Pool Header" one tends to pop up more often then the other btw). I ran a registry cleaner which didn't work and ran memtest this morning and it showed that my memory was fine. The BSODs tend to occur more often when I am playing a game or running some program that uses a bit more memory but it also happens when I am just on the internet. On the other hand, last night I did nothing but surf YouTube for 3 hours and didn't get a BSOD at all. However, since then I haven't been able to do anything for more than 10 minutes (without being in safe mode) without it crashing, and this morning it completely froze until I turned it off. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. It came preinstalled from the manufacturer and unfortunately I do not have the install disc. The entire laptop is less than 2 years old and there have been no major hardware changes and I have never reinstalled the OS.

A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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Which one should I do? I originally wanted to just do "Return computer to factory condition" but Theog just suggested "Use A System Image Created Earlier." I have no idea what to do. So confusing!

A:"Return computer to factory condition" or "Use A System Image Crea..."

Hello M4TE and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry for the delay in responding but I just came across your question.

Most newer manufactured computers have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. The manufacturer provides specific instructions on how to access that partition in case you want to restore your machine to the exact condition it was in when it left the factory. That means you'd have to go through the time consuming process of cleaning out factory bloatware (like free trials of programs you'll never need), installing programs you do need, updating everything, creating your personal settings, etc. Here is a general idea of how to access the hidden recovery partition.

HP Recovery From Partition

Let's say it took you a day or two to set up your machine to your liking using the hidden recovery partition. A System Image is like a snapshot of your entire hard drive. It will include everything from the operating system to all your programs, files, photos, music, all updates ... everything. Most folks keep it on a separate external hard drive. Let's say a week later you get a virus or your machine crashes for some reason. You can use that System Image to return your machine to the exact condition it was in when you made the image. Usually takes about 30 minutes or so and you're back in business. It's a lot faster and more convenient to only worry about a week of updates compared to probably months with the hidden recovery partition. The newer a System Image is the... Read more

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I have been getting these "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs for about a day now (the "Bad Pool Header" one tends to pop up more often then the other btw). I ran a registry cleaner which didn't work and ran memtest this morning and it showed that my memory was fine. The BSODs tend to occur more often when I am playing a game or running some program that uses a bit more memory but it also happens when I am just on the internet. On the other hand, last night I did nothing but surf YouTube for 3 hours and didn't get a BSOD at all. However, since then I haven't been able to do anything for more than 10 minutes (without being in safe mode) without it crashing, and this morning it completely froze until I turned it off. My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. It came preinstalled from the manufacturer and unfortunately I do not have the install disc. The entire laptop is less than 2 years old and there have been no major hardware changes and I have never reinstalled the OS.

A:Random "Bad Pool Header" and "System Service Exception" BSODs

UPDATE: Another BSOD just happened after I left the computer idle for a couple of hours except this one said something about Asdsm.sys.

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First off, thank you for any assistance in advance.

Problem: "System Alert" balloon in tray icon that will not go away and redirects me in IE 7 to hxxp://www.virprotect.com/?aff=1012.

Using SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE, I seem to have gotten rid of the problem of the redirection of my home page as well as removed the trojan that caused all of this in the first place (I think). The pesky balloon, however, remains. All pre-steps your forum recommeded have been completed. Below are the logs your forum requests in advance (please note that my DSS "extra" log file is attached):

PANDA ACTIVESCAN
===============

Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/myglobalsearch Not disinfected c:\program files\MyGlobalSearch
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT Not disinfected... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To "virprotect.com"

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.


Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


=========================================

This will help to identify malware on your system.
Please download Combofix from any of these locations:
... Read more

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.

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A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Using "System Performance" DCS reports some events are lost. To fix it, I need to increase buffer size but I can't do it because all parameters are disabled. 
When I create custom DCS with same trace (based on "Windows Kernel Trace" provider) I increase num of buffers and everything works fine.
How can I change it for "System Performance"?

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hi every body
My PC has lots of files called "Thumbs.db" & "System volume information" in all its drives.I cant delete these files and I think the cause of shutting my pc down automatically and showing blue screen is these files.the operating system is win xp/sp2.
I don't know what to do with these and what anti virus will delete them.please help me.
thanks
 

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I have had my vista pc and my windows 7 (basic) net book setup to let me share files (through an Netgear DG834PN Route) for around 18 months with no problems.

However as of 3 days ago I can no longer do this and non of the network tools can fined or solve the problem. I can uses the internet though my rooter, see my vista pc on the network as well as the media streaming (windows one) thing.

I can also access my net book hard drive from my pc no problem and transfer/delete files as well?

When I do try to connect the following error message is given:
"Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found"

How can I fix this?
 
P.s. I know windows 7 basic has not create home group ability, but it worked with the one I made on vista. I can not afford to upgrade my copy of windows 7 so that is totally out of the question.

P.p.s I am a dummy at this stuff.

I have tried Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP, no joy!!

A:network error message: "Error code: 0x80070035". No file shareing help

Welcome to SF,

Firewall might be the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone".
On some Firewalls or Security Software you might need to completely uninstall them.

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I'll warn up front that this is a duplicate of another forum entry, but although that other entry is now closed, the solution was never posted.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1046981-solved-system-cannot-find-file.html

I recently turned my 8GB Sandisk usb into bootable usb in order to run chrome os,everything was ok untill i needed my usb to transfer some files so when i plugged it in while running windows 7 a box popped up to format it i clicked ok,then i noticed the usb from 8 GB showed up as 1 GB in my computer.I opened disk management and saw that it was cut into many partitions, i deleted some of them so i would expand it in one partition,at that point my trouble began,the expand option was greyed out,i tried diskpart and delete the partitions there.After that the drive lost its assign letter and showed up as one partition in disk management but in my computer it was invisible,i tried other guides that use diskpart.
when i try to format or assign letter from disk management i get this message "the system cannot find the file specified usb format".

The other user eventually found some software which solved his problem, but never indicated which software it was. If anyone can advise on this, I'd be grateful.

Thank you.
 

A:"the system cannot find the file specified usb format" usb flash drive

http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk-Storage-Format-Tool/3000-2094_4-10974082.html
 

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I have a precoded batch file to run in command mode. It gives commands to regedit but without my specific machine info the batch fail fails.

In the sample :

reg load HKLM\MY_SYSTEM [ rest of statement ]

and refers to this on three lines

MY_SYSTEM has to refer to the Win7 being used?
I tried the machine/administrator name which is MSI64 and the batch file still failed.
What then does MY_SYSTEM refer to? It is not at the top of the regedit key selections where there is LOCAL_MACHINE etc.

I have backed things up for safety and should set a new restore point as well.

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How do I view the results or log when I do a scan to automatically fix file system errors.I get this action by clicking on,
>my computer
>hard drive c
>properties
>tools
>check volume for errors
>check now
>automatically fix file system errors
That's not the same as doing the sfc /scannow is it?
I've run that scan so many times but have never been able to see any results,,or does it even do anything?
 

A:Solved: How 2 view "Automat..Fix File System Errors"

That runs chkdsk.
It puts it's report into the Event Viewer (Start | Run, eventvwr.msc), Application log, filter (View | Filter) on Source Winlogon, or sort by the Source column, and scroll down to Winlogon

SFC /SCANNOW puts it's info into the System Log, source Windows File Protection. Will show that it started, if it was interrupted, and completed successfully. Don't know if it will show if it replaced any files, been quite a while since I found a problem that that fixed.

The first time it runs, you'll see a bunch of files get added to the %systemroot%\system32\dllcache folder, but that's about all you'll see.

HTH

Jerry
 

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in safe mode it indicated a file is missing <windows root>\system32\had.dll

i went into the safe mode and it gave the option to start in safe mode in XP or windows and when I tried to enter under XP it said it was missing and to find and reinstall it.

is there a way to reinstall it.
 

A:Solved: missing a file " windows root\system 32\had.dll "

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