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Google Search Gets Redirected; Volume doesn't load correctly, Vista Doesn't start right all the time

Q: Google Search Gets Redirected; Volume doesn't load correctly, Vista Doesn't start right all the time

I have been having a problem with my computer for a few weeks now. I have Windows Vista on my computer, and have Webroot Virus Scan. When I go to Google's search engine and click on the link, it gets redirected. Sometimes when I turn on my computer, the volume doesn't work at all. Also, sometimes when I turn my computer on, the computer doesn't load, and it says there is a problem with DellDock installation (which I have no clue what that means). I never had any of these problems before this virus showed up. When I run Webroot, it catches the same virus everytime, some type of virus in Java. I have tried researching this virus, but as I said, Google links don't work. Thank you for taking the time to look at my problem.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Danny at 16:22:20.01 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3060.1698 [GMT -4:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\MySQL\bin\mysqld.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\Remote Access File Sync Service\dsl_fs_sync.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmtC:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeper.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\System32\ico.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exeC:\Program Files\Oracle\Information Rights Management\Desktop\sealmon.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroupC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\Pmxmiced.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\SSU.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exeC:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exeC:\Users\Danny\Desktop\dds.scrC:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uSearch Page = hxxp:// Page = hxxp:// Title = Internet Explorer provided by DelluDefault_Page_URL = hxxp:// Bar = hxxp:// = hxxp://{searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&,(Default) = hxxp:// Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dllBHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dllBHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dllBHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.4.4525.1752\swg.dllBHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch: {c84d72fe-e17d-4195-bb24-76c02e2e7c4e} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\fastsearch_219B3E1547538286.dllBHO: CBrowserHelperObject Object: {ca6319c0-31b7-401e-a518-a07c3db8f777} - c:\program files\dell\bae\BAE.dllBHO: Toolbar: {d4027c7f-154a-4066-a1ad-4243d8127440} - c:\program files\\GenericAskToolbar.dllTB: &Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dllTB: Toolbar: {d4027c7f-154a-4066-a1ad-4243d8127440} - c:\program files\\GenericAskToolbar.dlluRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"uRun: [ISUSPM Startup] "c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe" -startupuRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -startmRun: [Windows Defender] "c:\program files\windows defender\MSASCui.exe" -hidemRun: [RtHDVCpl] "c:\windows\RtHDVCpl.exe"mRun: [IgfxTray] "c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe"mRun: [HotKeysCmds] "c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe"mRun: [Persistence] "c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe"mRun: [PMX Daemon] "c:\windows\system32\ICO.EXE"mRun: [Google Desktop Search] "c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startupmRun: [Dell DataSafe Online] "c:\program files\dell datasafe online\DataSafeOnline.exe" /mmRun: [dellsupportcenter] "c:\program files\dell support center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P dellsupportcentermRun: [sealmon.exe] "c:\program files\oracle\information rights management\desktop\sealmon.exe"mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\Reader_sl.exe"mRun: [Adobe ARM] "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"mRun: [HP Software Update] "c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe"mRun: [SpySweeper] "c:\program files\webroot\webrootsecurity\SpySweeperUI.exe" /startintrayStartupFolder: c:\users\danny\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\delldo~1.lnk - c:\program files\dell\delldock\DellDock.exeStartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\dellre~1.lnk - c:\windows\installer\{f66a31d9-7831-4fba-ba02-c411c0047cc5}\NewShortcut4_F66A31D978314FBABA02C411C0047CC5.exeStartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\hpdigi~1.lnk - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exemPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\progra~1\java\jre16~1.0_0\bin\ssv.dllIE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~3\office11\REFIEBAR.DLLDPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} - hxxp:// {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} - hxxp:// {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} - hxxp:// {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} - hxxp:// {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp:// {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp:// {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp:// {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp:// {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp:// GoToAssist - c:\program files\citrix\gotoassist\514\G2AWinLogon.dllNotify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dllAppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\google\google~3\goec62~1.dll============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============R0 ssfs0bbc;ssfs0bbc;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ssfs0bbc.sys [2009-11-6 29808]R2 Apache2.2;Remote Access Media Server;c:\program files\common files\dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe [2007-9-21 15872]R2 DockLoginService;Dock Login Service;c:\program files\dell\delldock\DockLogin.exe [2008-9-24 155648]R2 dsl-db;Remote Access DB;c:\program files\common files\dell\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe [2007-9-14 5730304]R2 dsl-fs-sync;Remote Access File Sync Service;c:\program files\common files\dell\remote access file sync service\dsl_fs_sync.exe [2009-1-5 173296]R2 WebrootSpySweeperService;Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine;c:\program files\webroot\webrootsecurity\SpySweeper.exe [2009-11-6 4048240]R2 WRConsumerService;Webroot Client Service;c:\program files\webroot\webrootsecurity\WRConsumerService.exe [2008-12-28 1201640]R3 pmxmouse;PMXMOUSE;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pmxmouse.sys [2008-12-17 18432]R3 pmxusblf;PMXUSBLF;c:\windows\system32\drivers\pmxusblf.sys [2008-12-17 19008]S3 GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108;Google Desktop Manager 5.9.1005.12335;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2008-12-17 30192]=============== Created Last 30 ================2010-07-09 10:48:53 0 d-----w- c:\users\danny\appdata\roaming\HpUpdate2010-07-09 10:48:52 0 d-----w- c:\windows\Hewlett-Packard2010-07-08 02:38:27 0 d-----w- c:\programdata\Hewlett-Packard2010-07-08 02:24:02 0 d-----w- c:\programdata\HPSSUPPLY2010-07-08 02:21:28 0 d-----w- c:\program files\common files\HP2010-07-08 02:20:05 117760 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\hpzll4v2.dll2010-07-08 02:19:29 0 d-----w- c:\program files\HP2010-07-08 02:18:55 133418 ----a-w- c:\windows\hppins20.dat2010-07-08 02:18:50 0 d-----w- c:\programdata\HP2010-07-08 02:18:45 258048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\hpzids01.dll2010-07-08 02:18:44 16655 ----a-w- c:\windows\hppmdl20.dat==================== Find3M ====================2010-07-09 10:50:35 86016 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat2010-07-09 10:50:35 51200 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat2010-07-09 10:50:35 143360 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat2010-05-12 15:21:16 221568 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe2008-12-17 19:49:00 665600 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat2008-01-21 02:43:21 174 --sha-w- c:\program files\desktop.ini2006-11-02 12:42:02 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat2006-11-02 12:42:02 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat2006-11-02 12:42:02 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat2006-11-02 12:42:02 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat2006-11-02 09:20:21 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat2006-11-02 09:20:21 287440 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat2006-11-02 09:20:19 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat2006-11-02 09:20:19 30674 ----a-w- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat2010-02-01 12:57:22 16384 --sha-w- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\history\history.ie5\index.dat2010-02-01 12:57:22 32768 --sha-w- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat2010-02-01 12:57:22 16384 --sha-w- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\cookies\index.dat2008-12-17 19:37:22 8192 --sha-w- c:\windows\users\default\NTUSER.DAT============= FINISH: 16:23:09.26 ===============

A: Google Search Gets Redirected; Volume doesn't load correctly, Vista Doesn't start right all the time

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Like similar posters before me I have my search links always get redirected and when I try to use google chrome it doesn't even load (including the start page). I've used spybot search and destroy and found a couple of things that it deleted but whenever I try to use malwarebytes it says it can't find the .exe for it.Here is my hijackthis log file....hope yall can help me out...thxHey everyone first time posting on here....My internet works fine, but whenever I use google and click any link they always get redirected to other sites. Whenever I back out and try again 3-4 times it usually goes to the correct spot. I ran hijackthis and here were the resultsIf anyone could tell me what to delete I will be so grateful...ThanksHey everyone first time posting on here....My internet works fine, but whenever I use google and click any link they always get redirected to other sites. Whenever I back out and try again 3-4 times it usually goes to the correct spot. I ran hijackthis and here were the resultsIf anyone could tell me what to delete I will be so grateful...ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:11:27 AM, on 4/29/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

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Hello have you tried emptying your temp files ???

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Hi there, I have been having trouble loading correctly
HP Compaq nx6110
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
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Here is a hijack this log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:07:21 PM, on 8/12/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\SmcGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP ProtectTools Security Manager\PTHOSTTR.EXE
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cant see any nasties but not a bug guy! suggest installing sp3 as you on old sp2

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Line: 36
Char: 74
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Vista 32-bit Home Premium on 64-bit OS - Gateway dx4200. Problem is that on restart some programs and functions will not work unless I kill and restart explorer.exe. For instance, if I try to open any Administrative Tools I get an error: "Specified procedure could not be found." I get the same error when I open certain programs. After I kill and restart explorer.exe everything seems to work properly.I've run NOD32 and Bitdefender; Malwarebytes, adaware, spybot, , superantispyware, stinger, and a-squared. None of them found anything significant.Thank you for taking a look at this. I don't know if I'm infected or if there is some other system problem. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:50:51 PM, on 10/9/2008Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Rainlendar\Rainlendar.exeC:\Windows\CNYHKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exeC:\Windows\MHotKey.exeC:\Windows\ChiFuncExt.exeC:\Windows\ModLedKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Eset\nod32kui.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\PROCESSEXPLORER\PROCEXP.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:&... Read more

A:Infected? Vista: explorer.exe doesn't function correctly

Additional info re my problem: when UAC is disabled everything seems to function properly; that is, all programs start, no error messages and no need to restart explorer.exe. Thanks again.

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This problem has started in recent weeks (yes, too far back to do System Restore):

When I reboot, if I click on the speaker icon in the Notification Area, it tells me that Windows Audio is not running (and so no media app will produce any sound). However, if I then raise or lower the volume via my multimedia keyboard, Windows Audio starts running.

This is despite the fact that in Services, the Startup Type of Windows Audio is Automatic. So why doesn't it start on reboot?

A:Windows Audio Service doesn't start until I adjust volume

Does Event Viewer have entries related to that service?
Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7

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Hi guys,

I'm having some problem with my audio. I have 2 regular speakers. I just bought a new computer (Vista Home Premium installed) and using the same 2 speakers that I had on XP.
Default setting is at 2.1. (I understand that means you have 3 speakers but I only have 2) and there's no setting for "Stereo". And the problem is that the audio doesn't go higher than 50 and the volume is VERY low. I tried so many different forums and couldn't find any results. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Vista Volume doesn't go higher than 50...please help

Hi amethystlocke and welcome to Vista Forums

Could you please tell us more details about your computer, specifically the make and model number.

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Problem started last night. I didn't install any new programs, I tried to install a fresh copy. It only works if I delete all my browsing history and it will only work for short period of time. Incognito mode also works

A:Google Chrome doesn't load

You might try installing Chromium portable (win32 zip file) to a separate folder. If you set up bookmark sync you may be able to get your bookmarks.

I find it less troublesome than "installed" versions of chrome/chromium.

Index of /f/chromium/snapshots/Win

I recommend choosing one with a small change log.

I'm running Build 98397.
It's quite stable.

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hi all....
whenever i start windows 7 7260....the explorer.exe service doesn't load..
i get a my documents folder opened when i start windows 7
then i need to start the task manager by pressing ctrl+alt+delete and then need to run explorer.exe as a new task !!
please help so that it starts loading explorer.exe by default on start up !!

A:explorer.exe doesn't load on start up !!

I did a quick Google search for your problem and one of the top links was this. Check through there, because I noticed a solution or two.

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I get the start button, a black desktop with no icons and a shadow of the task-bar. As soon as I change something in display properties, like refresh rate or theme I am ok, and it will stay ok until I reboot. I have the drivers that were installed automatically by WU when I installed Win 7. I have an XFX GeForce 8800gt. Is anyone else experiencing this. Should I try installing beta drivers?

A:Desktop doesn't load on start-up

Quote: Originally Posted by oneerc

I get the start button, a black desktop with no icons and a shadow of the task-bar. As soon as I change something in display properties, like refresh rate or theme I am ok, and it will stay ok until I reboot. I have the drivers that were installed automatically by WU when I installed Win 7. I have an XFX GeForce 8800gt. Is anyone else experiencing this. Should I try installing beta drivers?

Hi oneerc,

I had this same kind of thing. But I have the ATI win 7 preview driver. I disabled the ATI external event viewer in services and unchecked the CCC from startup programs and it stopped. I don't know what the equivelant would be for those would with nvidia. If they have a nvidia beta driver for your card for 7, I might try it.

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Since... some Days yet, I have the Problem of my Firefox [v3.6.16] not loading the Start Page sometimes.

So, I start Firefox, get a blank Page instead of Google [happens quite often], and in the lower left Corner it says 'finished'!
[Or is it 'ready' in English...?]

It did do this just on Start of Firefox - when clicking on my Start Page Button, pressing F5, or just hitting Enter in the Adress Bar again, Google will load properly. But not upon Start, sometimes!
It's driving me Nuts!

Is there any other Way to solve this other than...
A), delete the whole User Profile Folder and lose all Extensions and their Settings
B), re-install Firefox and all of its Extensions + Settings
C), get Firefox v4.0 [don't think I couold use all of my Extensions/Themes there]
D), get another Browser?

Like, which File could I import from another Profile to fix this without losing my current one...?
I have Emsisoft Anti Malware installed, every Malware/Spyware/Trojan/Virus/Worm will be detected [Behavior Scanner reports even the slightest Change in Files like the Host File], it worked every Time yet, and Scan didn't achieve any Results but 5 Trace.Tracking Cookies.
Plus, upon re-loading the Page, it DOES work, after all.

URLs it has happened with, yet:
Startseite von Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox Start Page

A:[Firefox] First Page [Google] doesn't load!

C), get Firefox v4.0 [don't think I couold use all of my Extensions there]

Extensions will work, even older ones will work if you disable compatibility check

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I custom built my computer. Its about a year and a half old. About a month ago, it occasionally would have the lights and fans start, but nothing else happened. This has become more and more frequent. Now it takes about twenty tries to boot up. The motherboard has two lit LED's when this occurs. One is yellow, the other is red. The disk activity light does not turn on when the system fails, nor does the BIOS. What I've read on the internet leads me to believe that the BIOS battery is failing, but I've only had the computer for a year and a half. Plus, through all this, the date and time settings on the BIOS are retained. What is going on?

A:Computer doesn't start 95% of time

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I'm not really sure how to explain this and this is my first post so I think I will just show you, yeah, that's probably the best way. The best way I see to explain it is instead of a list of the files and programs found in the start search showing up it just shows a few files like Documents.file, Programs.file, Files.file, or crap like that, when I click one of them it gives me a Windows Security Error message that I will put in a thumbnail like the search.. Please help? I need this searcher, everything else works fine but the start search. ( is both images in a zip)

A:Start Search broken, doesn't return search.


Please open an elevated command prompt using Start Orb > Programs > Accessories, and then right-click on Command Prompt, and then select Run as Administrator.

In the Command Prompt window, type

sfc /scannow

Let in run through, and then post the results here.


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Where should I start. I have search and destroy, Malwarebyte and Lavasoft Adware.
None of those help.


A:New to this... IE being redirected in google search links + it takes forever to load

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I have been perhaps overly concerned with the subject of spyware and the possibility of being hijacked or having been hijacked. I am running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 on a Micron PC with a 900 MHz Celeron cpu on an Intel D815EEA motherboard. I use Internet Explorer Version 6.etc.etc.xpsp_sp2_etc.

Recently, I noticed that my objects folder that USED to contain 4 objects (Shockwave, Flash, Java, and something else that I can't remember) now only contained Trend Micro's Housecall. Well, I removed "housecall" and then went online and re-installed Macromedia's Shockwave and Flash Player. However, NOW...the LONE object in the OBJECTS FOLDER is SHOCKWAVE.

Also, recently....within the past 2 days, my XP's "SEARCH" app (from the start menu) NO LONGER WILL EVEN START. When I "click" on it, it appears as though it is going to start....the pointer blinks BRIEFLY......and sometimes the pointer's "busy" hourglass appears for a second or two....BUT the SEARCH app DOES NOT OPEN!!!

I don't know if I need to RE-INSTALL XP or if I have been HIJACKED.




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About 4 days ago, I got notifications that my computer was infected with malware. I ran MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and the first scan showed about 54 infected files. I was able to remove about 50 of them and did several more scans until I got zero infected files.

Whenever I start my computer and Windows loads, I see the hourglass icon on the taskbar and start menu and the clock freezes to whatever time Windows loaded at. I am able to load Firefox, but it is very slow and I am unable to open more than one tab at a time. If I am able to go to Google, if I search for something and click on a link, I am re-directed to a completely different site. (I've seen "GimmeAnswers")

I ran SpyBot Search and Destroy last night and that removed a few things, but nothing out of the ordinary (at least in my opinion).

Last night, I removed Avast and replaced it with AVG. Windows still does not load properly.

I have attempted to run DDS in both normal and safe modes, but I have not had any success. The scan does not complete and I do not receive a log. I was able to run HiJackThis. Forgive me if I have made a mistake in posting the log...I'm in Safe Mode and the resolution is frustrating.

Any help would be appreciated! This is driving me crazy. Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:34:42 PM, on 11/2/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:�... Read more

A:Google re-directs - explorer doesn't load properly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

/m... Read more

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Beginning yesterday, 3/21, Google has begun to intermittently hang after entry of a search topic and selection of "Google Search". After several attempts, the Google Search selection finally takes me to a page which states:Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot.? I then am prompted to enter words in response to several Captcha requests; I then can returned to a working Google search for awhile....until it happens again.Do I have an infection or is this something on Google's end?I am running Win 7/SP1, IE8, Microsoft Security Essentials. Thanks!

A:Google Locks up/Doesn't Search

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (v1.50) and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2Malwarebytes' may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to this Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Click on the Scan button.When finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked and then click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, ... Read more

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Sorry posted it in the wrong subforum.
Since today my google search page in google chrome and IE looks weird. When I'm going to all looks right, I'm signed in to my google+ account.
But when I'm going to search something the page doesn't look normal and I'm not signed in anymore. (see attached files)

When I'm using nothing is wrong... And in firefox all is looking normal too.
I can't find out if this is a virus or a malware or something so I hope one of you guys can help me:)
I already did a scan with AVG, adwcleaner, and superantispyware but nothing helps.
My OS is windows 8.1

A:Google search page doesn't look right

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export... Read more

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So here is my problem... Amagine there is a storm comming so either the storm shuts the power in the house or I do becouse of keeping my computer safe from storm damage... The point is if i take the computers power for that much time that inner light on motherboard(The one thats alway on if computer is pluged in) shuts off (like 3 seconds) my computer wont start the vents and cooler spinn a few times than its off so I always keep pressing the button for 5-10 minutes( I know you wold say I should wait that time and then press it I tryed leaving it pluged for an hour and I stell had to do that 5-10 minutes pressin the big red button...) So not that im inpatient but im vorryed that maby once it wont eaven start up.

Anyone have any ideas what to do?



A:Computer doesn't start if it is unplugged for some time

I'd suggest taking the side off and looking at the motherboard. Look at the capacitors (cylinders with silver tops) are any of them bulged/domed?

If not, I'd suggest replacing the power supply.

Can you supply more information about your computer, such as make/model or specifications?

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when i press the power button the first time, it only works for 5 seconds, i see the Lenovo Logo, then it shuts down, the second time i press it, it operates normally, any help?

A:My Lenovo G doesn't start the first time i press t...

Are you actually shutting down completely when you have this problem, or are you just closing the lid and letting it go to sleep.     If you are just shutting the lid, the system will go to sleep mode and store the state in RAM for a period of time, but if not resumed for a period of time, it will hibernate (i.e write the data to the hardrive in a file called hiberfil.sys) to conserve batter power and power off.    Upon resuming from hibernation, it will try to read the hiberfil.sys, which is corrupted could cause it to hang.   Type the following at a Command Prompt (Admin) to turn hibernation on and off (delete the existing hiberfil.sys and create an new one on next hibernation) powercfg.exe /hibernate offpowercfg.exe /hibernate onYou do not mention what OS you are running, but in Windows 7 it would sometimes hang on restore from sleep/hibernation if the taskbar was set to auto-hide... Not sure when or if that was ever fixed.

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I apologize in advanced for any steps that I may have missed prior to posting this hijackthis log. This has been a very frustrating process. I have been able to clear things in the past with spybot and hijackthis but not this time. Several days ago I noticed a severe slow down of Firefox and subsequently started to get some pop ups for spyware cleaning software. I also have noticed that I cannot do google searches, it just times out. Also, on most webpages, any advertisement has been swaped for the same "your computer is infected" spyware ad.

This is my first log posting but I am willing to follow anyone's advice and am at your mercy. Thanks in advance for any and all help. Here goes...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:16:38 PM, on 8/20/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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A:Adware problem that doesn't allow me to search google

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 by email, then click Add Subscription.

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

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Due to the restrictions on Vista, all tools should be started by Right-Click >>> Run As Administrator


Download ResetTeaTimerSave it to your Desktop.
Double-click ResetTeaTimer.bat and click Run to remove all entri... Read more

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I have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?


A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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For some odd reason when searching for documents of any kind by title or tag does not work in the start menu search bar.
I can search in explorer, but unless i copy and paste in the file path into the start menu, there will be no search results. Could it be that my documents are in my b drive not c? I have indexed all my files as well.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Start Menu search doesn't work

Is there another user account on that PC? If so log into that one and see if it works in that account, if it does, there is a problem with the user account. If you do not have another user account go to Control Panel/User Accounts and create a new one with admin rights, log out of the current account and log into the new one you just made.

If the New user account works using Start Search, then migrate your old user account profile to the new one.
Delete the old corrupt user account after a few weeks using the new one.


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I'm trying to investigate a problem that started several weeks ago-Outlook 2007 search window never brings up any choices; no mail items ever populate the central box

Under Tools/Options/Search Options the boxes are checked for each of the accounts and PST files and to show results as I type. The radio button for All Folders is on. These are the default settings which used to work.

When I type into the search box a pop-up states that there are files that are not yet indexed

Under Windows 7 - Indexing Options, it states indexing is not running

When I check services, Windows Search Service is stopped

Under Windows services Windows Search Service is stopped. It is set to start up on boot however-delayed.

When I try to start this manually an error returned is;

Windows could not start the Windows search service on local computer the service did not return an error this could be an internal Windows error or an internal service error if the problem persists contact your system administrator at

C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding does exist which is what The Windows Services says is the executable.

Meanwhile searching in the search box in Windows Explorer does work but I also get a flag that the files are not indexed

Any help appreciated


A:Windows Search Service doesn't start

Best resolutionI really never got this resolved. I believe it might have been that at that time I had removed what I thought were a number of unnecessary services usingMSconfig. Even though Windows was not able to tell me I must to remove something on which the indexing service was dependent. I resolve by rolling back the machine to a prior date using a full system backup I had created just FYI.

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I downloaded Win 10 from the link provided in bleepingcomputer and when i click on the start button nothing happens.  Also when I click on "search the web and windows", sometimes there is a delay.
Any ideas what is going on and how to fix it?  
Thank you.

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My computer is stuck at the loading screen. The bars keep passing but doesn't go anywhere.

The other problem I have is that when i boot in safe mode it gets stuck on \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys .
Any help would be appreciated.

I also don't have a Vista CD to insert

Please help!


A:Vista doesn't load, not even in safe mode

it is the next entry after this that is the problem


d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

you will not get far before you need the system disk you always need it handy

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A couple weeks ago I ran an .exe that I really shouldn't have.

My computer went down the tubes pretty quick. Couldn't access the gui taskmanager popups, hijacks, background changed the works.

I can now access the gui task manager again.

I am NOW using Panda and Adaware.

IE still gets Hijacked often. Lots of popups etc.

Can't get google searches to work in Firefox 2.

I have Win XP sp2 and some updates afterwards, but can't get updates to work now (I'm sure part of the problem).

Have a covered enough bases to post my Hijackthis log file?

Thanks for any and all help.


A:Hijacks, Can't update win XP, google search doesn't always work

It sounds like you have been attacked with malware.

Don't Panic! The HJT Support Team are very proficient with these sorts of things.

With that said, we recommend that you read this article… "IMPORTANT - 5 Step Process: Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help"; follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
(Simply, click on the coloured links to be re-directed.)

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum; not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps, if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum; where an Analyst will assist you with other workarounds.

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

After your system has been verified as clean, if your are still experiencing those problems come back here and we will assist you further.

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Okay, so pretty much I'm running Firefox (3 now) on Windows Vista 64bit.
Today I noticed that Firefox was taking longer to load then normal, and every time I use Google it gives me this message "The requested URL /search?q=sdfsd&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a was not found on this server. "
This is regardless of if I'm using the search bar, or the site itself.. I can search images just not anything else... Other search engines work fine.. As does every other site I've tried.
IE7 does not have this problem, neither does searching through the gadget I have on my desktop... Just Firefox itself... Could this be a virus of some sort? Please help!

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My Dell 15R 5520 Laptop only starts up sporadically. When I can get it to start up, it functions properly. Sometimes I can even restart it successfully.
The rest of the startup attempts (75%) result in the buttons above the keyboard lighting up and then going dark followed by 7 beeps.
After some research, the seven beeps indicates a CPU issue.
So far, I've done the following, without resolution.
-Ran System Restore back to before the latest Windows update.
-Ran the startup diagnostics (no errors found)
-Reseated the processor chip and replaced the thermal compound
-Reseated the memory chips, as well as replaced them
-Tried a different power adapter
I'm stumped since I cannot identify the specific problem, and since the problem isn't consistent.
Any suggestions/advice/help would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm trying to help a friend clean up her laptop.  It is a Windows 7 64-bit laptop infected with Antivirus Security Pro, and it is preventing safe mode (i.e. it comes up to the welcome screen, and then automatically does a restart.
I attempted to use the farbar scanning tool per the instructions in another post, but when I enter the H:\frst64 command, it simply returns to the command prompt.  Nothing else happens.
The windows version shows as 6.1.7600 when I bring it up in recovery mode.
Would certainly appreciate any guidance on how to move forward.  I fear that her backups may be compromised as well...
Thanks in advance.

A:Antivirus Security Pro, will not let me start in safe mode, farbar doesn't load

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.   Kaspersky Windows UnlockerDownload Kaspersky Rescue Disk (iso)Burn it to a cd or dvd, if you need a program to burn an ISO...use [email protected] ISO BurnerConfigure your computer to boot from CD/DVDNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD/DVD follow the steps h... Read more

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When I search for programs on the search function when you hit the windows button it only searches for files found on the same harddrive I installed Windows on (C: SSD 120GB).
I have all my other files, pictures games movies etc on my E and F harddrive.
However when I search for the names on the search bar nothing pops up, can I fix this somehow?

A:Start > Windows doesn't search for files in other harddrives

Start> Computer> then select/highlight which hard drive to search.

Tutorial here> Search in Windows 7

I prefer Option Two starting at Step #2. This way you can easily select what drive you search.

The Start search bar you are trying to use only searches the installed OS drive as you have found out.

Hope that helps.

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This is really strange.. i have noticed for a few days that the search in the star menu isn't working... i shrugged this off the last few times because i didn't really need it(just being lazy trying to find a program)... but today... i typed run... and instead of finding run like normal it shows a few options "programs", "control panel", "documents", and "files" now these all have blank icons and when i click on programs(the obvious selection) i get a pop up from windows security that says:

"These files can't be opened

Your Internet Security settings prevented one or more files from being opened."
and in "show details"... "Programs"

Thanks for any help or suggestions in advance

A:Solved: Start menu search doesn't work

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I find when I press the Windows key, or open the Start Screen and start typing, nothing happens. Usually the sidebar opens with search results, but recently it has stopped working completely. Also, the search charm on the sidebar, and the search button on the Windows 8.1 (update) Start Screen do not work either--when I press them, nothing happens.

I spent a couple of hours looking for a solution to this problem, but with no luck. At first I thought it was a Windows Search service that had stopped working, so I restarted them, but the problem persisted.

I appreciate any help!

A:Typing in the Start Screen doesn't work/Can't search

Go to Indexing Options in the control panel, advanced button and trouble shoot. You can also rebuild the index

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Hi, I've done some research but can't find the solution to this problem.

I have a Sony Vaio all in one JS-Series PC with Vista.

Today I came home and switched on my computer and it went to a black screen after the VAIO logo appeared. The black screen stayed for about 10 minutes and went nowehre, so I decided to switch off the computer by holding down the button and try again.

On restart a blank screen came up and said
"A disc read error occurred. Press ctrl, alt + delete to restart computer".

I pressed ctrl, alt delete and restarted again.

This time I turned it on and it came up with the option to load in safe mode, or continue as normal. I chose the second option and it started loading..

During loading it freezed again just before the log in page and I decided to give it time to work. After half an hour it finally let me log in.

At that stage, it almost started to show the desktop however it didn't show icons, start button, task tray and ctrl, alt delete wouldn't work.

I thought it was going to load for a second but again nothing.

After about 15-20 minutes it went to black screen again. The lights on the computer and the sound of the fan and everything very normal.

I was forced to restart again by the button.

Once it was off, I took out the plug and let it cool off for 30 minutes.

Turned it on and this time loaded it in safe mode. The safe mode showed loads of white text about drives and stuff but crashed again and froze.

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Is there any known fix for vista search yet?

I'm currently transfering files to a dongle, and plugging it into an old windows 98 machine to do searches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:vista search doesn't work - is there a fix yet?

I find search takes a bit of getting used to but it still works.

This tute any good?

Search Options

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Why does the stupid search engine in Vista not even work? I have a long list of MP3s and I just typed in the word "he" to find the song called "He said, she said" but nothing came up even though I was staring right at it. Then I type in the word "love" and and a Kelly Clarkson song comes up under the search results that has the title "Already Gone".

So my question is how the hell do I get a search feature like XP? When I would search in XP I would actually get what I am searching for. Vista tries to be cool and add a search bar in every single window, yet it doesn't work.

A:Vista search doesn't find anything

start reading here:
Advanced Search

Advanced Searches[11]=General%20Tips

download these:
Super Finder Free Download

Locate32 Web Site - Home

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I'm running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. Used Spybot S&D to immunize against common risks and ad-aware. My girlfriend tried to start an .exe which she downloaded from the internet. My pc started to change the normal behaviour and i noticed it yesterday. It found some malware on some of those files. Yesterday on the evening i deleted some of the downloaded files and checked my pc again. The amount of "hits" seem to explode. Didnt expect any trouble after cleaning with Ad-Aware. Afterwards tried to use Spybot Search and Destroy. It didnt even load. Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes both told me to check my internet connection even though i'm currently online while updating with no effect. " Afterwards i restarted pc with safe mode and did a full scan twice with AVAST. It took hours. It found win32: pakes-app (TRI) and win32: Trojan-gen {other}. I couldnt delete them with AVAST! Antivirus so i deleted them manually. Then i searched again with ad aware and didnt found anything. And tried to update again. Still same trouble and except Avast! and AdAware most anti-virus programs didnt even start.Afterwards i tried Kaspersky online scanner.Update has failed. Program has failed to start. Close the Kaspersky Online Scanner 7.0 window and open it again to install the program.You must be online to update the Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 database. With the latest database updates, you can find new viruses and other threats. Please go online to u... Read more

A:Infected XP SP3, Kaspersky doesn't update, AVG updates disabled, spybot S&D doesnt start, links redirected, popup http:...

We got a 3rd PC which isnt infected at the moment and is still online.I would keep the other 2 computers isolated from itUse the clean computer to download the latest installer and definitions toPlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option i... Read more

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Hi everyone. My Windows Vista Home Premium computer does not want to restart half the time. What I mean is that it won't restart by going through the start menu and clicking on restart. Instead, I'll have to press the power button and hold it in for like 5 seconds and then it will shut down. Then I have to press the power button again to turn it back on. What can I do to fix this? By the way, I'm running service pack 2 on my Vista computer.

A:Windows Vista doesn't want to restart half the time

Recommended approach would be to always let it close down itself even though it may take a long time.
Spend some time trying to analyse what is causing the slow shut down when it does occur - try Task manager but make sure when you look at the Processes you tick the box at the bottom wich says "Show processes from all users".

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In Indexing Options, I've selected C:\Users\validusername and all its sub-folders (except appData) to be indexed. When I search in the validusername folder from Windows Explorer, everything works fine. But when I enter the exact same search terms in the start menu search box, I get results from some folders, but not others.

The folders that are "working" include Contacts, Downloads, Favorites, Links, and Saved Games; the folders that are NOT working include Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos. I can't for the life of me see the pattern.

Under Customize Start menu, under "Search other files and libraries", I've selected "Search with public folders". I can't think of any other relevant settings off the top of my head.

I've already rebuilt the index, but that didn't solve the problem.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on here? After Googling everything I could think of for n hours, I'm just about at the end of my rope. Please let me know if I can provide any other information or run any experiments that would help you investigate the problem.

A:start menu search box doesn't display results from some folders

I almost always notice a "See more results" at the bottom of a Start menu search, so maybe it's because the result space is limited when you do a search from there. Clicking on the "See more results" brings up windows explorer.

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I am getting increasingly frustrated by Vista Search. On a regular basis I need to find *.tps files which are postscript files generated on the fly by Acrobat Distiller. Vista cannot find these files and neither can it find the accompanying *.log files. I have mad entries for these new file types in the control panel for search but sometimes Vista just plainly forgets all about it and ignores the files. I have spent a LOT of time trying to fix this problem and have even spent some money having Microsoft doing support on it but it just doesn't help. I run both MacOSX and Vista64 ultimate simultanely, and I have to confess that it is a nuiscance to watch how OSX not only searches in less than a second - it also presents the search results in a nice way. That's how Microsoft should have made Vista Search and it is a shame that I have to do the major part of my work on Vista.
Apart from my gripes with this - does any have an alternative search utility which works a bit more predictably? Or can Vista Search be made to work like it should ?

Best regards

A:vista search - index doesn't update

Hi Joom,

Depending on the PowerOptions you set for the Indexing service, It can either update instantly (High Performance) or update while your not using the computer (Power-Saving), Make sure its set to High-Performance if you want it to update more regularly but Indexing is not updated instantly for the entire OS and it never will on any OS including OSX.....You can the search box in the folder where the .tps files are located to find files instantly before the entire index is updated however

Make sure the folder path and Filetype is allowed to be indexed by changing the Indexing settings in ControlPanel and I believe its not set to index .tps because .tps is an uncommon file format...

We have a guide on changing the Indexing options here: Indexing Options

If your using *.tps to find files its better to use ext:.tps instead...You can find advanced Search querys here for all types of search options and querys: Windows Search Advanced Query Syntax theres also another more advanced Search syntax of querys found on this post here: The Windows Blog

Im not sure why your having trouble with the search feature, Its not had to use to make find the things you need I have 12,000+ songs, 400+ movies and over 8000+ documents, textfiles and pdf, 900+ sourcecode files, 3000+ pictures and more I can find in seconds so I guess its just not indexing the filetype you need (ext:.tps) or your using the wrong syntax but the links above should help


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I have been wanting to address this problem for some time now but I have always felt that it is going to be difficult to understand and solve. Maybe, maybe not.

I just looked at some of the previous FAQs on this subject and I don't fully understand their fixes. One fix tells me to go to change the Indexing somehow by disabling it. But when I go there, that box is inactive and cannot be changed apparently.

So before I go further and not know what I am doing, I decided to post and ask for help.

To illustrate my problem, let's say I am trying to find a file in my Downloads folder. I open my Downloads folder and can see the file I want.

Yet when I do a Search for that file, the Search cannot locate it. It is as if the file doesn't exist. But I am looking right at it in Downloads!

I don't yet know how deep this problem goes, i.e. what if my file I wanted was a .dll file or something deep in the computer and I couldn't find it?

Is the fix to this problem simply to disable Indexing? Or is there something more sinister going on with Search not being able to find anything?

Thanks. I hope I can understand any technical replies about this problem.

A:Vista Search doesn't fully work

I don't like the search feature in Vista/7 - but it's actually fairly easy once you've messed with it successfully for a while.

By default it only searches Indexed files - so if your Download folder isn't indexed, it won't find it. You have to check the little box that instructs it to "Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files (might be slow)" (Microsoft KB article about this: You cannot find files when you search a Windows Vista-based computer even though the files exist on the computer ).

Picture here:

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When I open Windows Explorer (Windows 8.1) the search box on upper-right corner doesn't work in the Google drive folder. It works on all other folders. That is: when I enter the name of a file inside this folder, the search returns "0 items".

A:Windows explorer Search doesn't work for Google drive fold

Newbie: Indexing Google Drive

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When I open Windows Explorer (Windows 8.1) the search box on upper-right corner doesn't work in the Google drive folder. It works on all other folders. That is: when I enter the name of a file inside this folder, the search returns "0 items" (usually, just typing the first characters of a file starts churning out results).
I've tried rebuilding the index and making sure that folder isn't excluded in the indexing, to no avail.

A:Windows explorer Search doesn't work for Google drive folder

I believe that is due to the Google Drive being non-local, ie: not on the PC, but on in the Google cloud.

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I have recently installed Win 7 Pro and previousley when I clicked on a website on the Google search page and later went back to the page the colour of the website title had changed to a different color. This helped to idemntify the websites you had already searched.
Now, the color does not change. Is there a way to set this up as previously?

A:After clicking on title in Search Page in Google color doesn't change

I believe not. This was a browser feature, not a Google feature, and my understanding is that it was removed from most browsers a while ago as it turned out to be an easy way of tracking web activity.
I agree, it was quite useful, and if you find a way of re-activating it please post back and spread the word !
Chris Cosgrove

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I got a new computer and it came with one big 500 gig hard drive with one partition. I don't like having just one partition so I used Gparted to resize the windows partition and make another one for data. When I restarted, Vista would not load and just hung at the loading screen with the moving bar. So I put in the Vista DVD and restarted to try to the fix windows from the DVD. I pressed enter to boot from the DVD and it went through one loading screen with a white bar moving across the screen, then it went to a loading screen that looked the exact same as the one where it hangs when starting normally. Once that disappears it just goes to a blank screen. The whole screen is black and nothing happens. I left it like that over night to see if anything would load, but nothing did. So now I can't get into windows either way and I don't know what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.


Edit: I have managed to fix the problem. I turned off all but one cpu core in the bios and fixed the dvd loading problem.

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Hello,i have a problem, a friend of my parents has a Acer 5***-4***(i dont remember the model i'll post it as soon as i look at it).
The problem is that does'nt start sometimes after the windows loading bar it gets a black screen, and sometimes while using it, It freezes
Anyone helpŋ?

A:[HELP] Vista doesn't start sometimes :/

Hi and welcome.
First try a Start up repair.
Vista Startup Repair

Startup Repair.

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Hi everyone, I have an Asus F3S (actually my girlfriend does) and the problem is the windows doesn't start at all... not in "safe mode", not with "last good configuration".... nothing.
When I don't press F8 it displays a page with title "Windows error recovery" but neither of the two options do anything!

I tried to use BartPE but I recon it doesn't work on vista.

Does anyone has any suggestion of how can I back up the data before I run the asus recovery cd?

My own computer is a mac so there's not much I can do to help the asus...
I hope someone can help me.


A:vista doesn't start in any way!

You can use a live linux CD to boot with, and then copy the files over to a portable media.

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As the title says.
i got a new computer yesterday, and at first it worked perfectly...

i had to do an automatic update, and then restarted the computer, now it refuses to run.

at first it stopped before i could log in with a text saying "Installing updates" or something like that, i let it run over night but it dident help.
after about 10 restarts it finaly passed that screen and went forward allowing me to log in.

now it stops right after i've logged in on the "Welcome" screen.

it works if i start it in "Safe Mode" but other thm that it doesnt work at all.

oh yeah, i use a XPS gaming computer, and run Vista Ultimate on it.

A:My Vista doesn't start!!!

Hi cephyr. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support!

It is possible that one of the 60 or so Windows Vista Updates that "flew" into your computer did not successfully install or resulted in "friction" with updates that would have come in from the PCs manufacturer. Also, it may be related to Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) if your PC was eligible for such.

There are two reports that I would like to see for detailed system information. (1) A Belarc Advisor report saved in "mht" format (Top right of IE7 screen; Page; Saved as; save as mht). You can download Belarc HERE; (2) A DXDiag report - START | type dxdiag into the Start Search box | right-click on dxdiag.exe | select Run as Administrator | respond to User Access Control prompt. Then save this report as a text file. Please see my PM that I sent to you for details on where to send the files. My results will then be posted here in this thread.

These can be run in SAFEMODE with Networking. Also - since you just got the computer in the last 24 hours - is there any reason that we can't reset it to the factory default (the way it was when you opened the box and turned it on) if this option is available?

Do you own a full retail copy of Vista Ultimate (did you but it) - or did it come pre-installed on the PC?

Regards. . .


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So the 29th of July i went ahead and installed the Windows 10 update. It installed correctly and ran smooth without any problems for a few hours. Suddenly i realized that my Start Menu button didn't open the start menu when i clicked it. Neither did the search button.

I didn't really think about it much and continued gaming with one of my friends. Later that night i tried to restart my pc to see if that fixed any of my issues. Unfortunately nothing was fixed.

Now i can't open any microsoft apps (other than the Health and training app through the Task Manager and then the apps tab). Theres no way to access the settings or Windows Update so im stuck with just using non-microsoft apps if i can find them that is under my HDD.

(Edit) I can't rightclick anything in the taskbar or manage my internet connection.

Any help to fix this is highly appriciated.

Methods i have tried found around the internet:

Using the
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} command in Windows PowerShell as admin.

Running this troubleshooter from this link

Neither of them fixed anything.

A:Windows 10, Start Menu, Search or any microsoft apps doesn't work...

Similar problem only I could not get Windows installed apps to open properly. I have a Lenovo G560 with a Dynadock plugged into a USB port and two additional monitors connected to the laptop (one directly and one through the Dynadock. In anticipation of installing Win 10, I upgrade my RAM and replaced my hdd with an SSD drive. I am upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium. I did the upgrade and not a clean install. The upgrade seemed to go just fine. The first thing I noticed was and Notices icon so I clicked on it and some notices appeared. I tried to click on those but as soon as I moved the mouse off of the notices icon the list disappeared. The same thing happened when I went to Start. I rebooted the computer and the above problems went away. So I began exploring around the Start Menu. I got cortana to recognize Hey Cortana and she even told me a joke. When I asked her to play Rock Paper Scissors, she started having problems. Again I rebooted, and she could tell a joke but no RPS. Then I asked her to open MS Edge but that did not work. Tried myself by clicking on the E icon and I got an error message saying it could not find Internet Explorer.exe. Went to Start Menu and tried to start Edge. It looked like it was going to but nothing appeared. I went to Task Manager and there it was running so I ended the process and tried again. No joy. Again reboot. First thing was to open Edge from Start Menu. That worked-- it opened. Tried to go to settings in the Start Me... Read more

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and what's about other file types limitations?

A:doesn't vista provide video file search???

Hello Kukuriku,

You can use the Advanced Search options to search for all video files with a certain file extension. For example, for .mvp file types, you would search using *.mvp .

Advanced Search

Hope this helps,

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Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBconflicker.Bi!nf worm keeps reappearing, windows defender monitor stops working, slow computer, windows search protocol windows pop up, Malware, virusPop up windows keep appearing "Windows search protocol host stopped working and was closed" Itunes occassionally doesn't work, Media Sync doesn't work. Hard Drive keeps working in the background. Windows Defender no longer monitors the running programs.End of added information. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:00 AM, on 1/11/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:microsoft windows search protocol host stopped, slow, firefox doesn't work, itunes doesn't work

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

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Hi all,
I downloaded and installed Vista SP1 using Windows Update program.
After installation I restarted my PC and a black screen appeared with the white string that was like:
!! 0x1936000 !! capilock.dat

This string remainedon the screen after half an hour so I shut down my PC pushing the button.
Restarting again the pC the Start-up Restoring tool (or I think it is called like that in English - in Italian it' s "Strumento di ripristino all'avvio")
ran and it restarted about five times my pC.
The last time a window appeared saying to remove any USB key or digital camera connected to the PC (but there wasn't any!), and in the log file of the tool the was written that it had been impossible to find the solution to the problem.
Now when I start myPC that window keep on appearing and it doesn't allowmeto do anything but opening the advanced diagnostic tools .
I tried every one of them but I can'tsolve the problem and above all can't start my PC !!

What can I do (except formatting my PC)??

Please help!!
Thanks in advance


A:Vista doesn't start after installing SP1


can you start in safe mode?

reboot and start tapping the f8 key. try last known configuration.

good luck

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I have HP laptop.
I tried everything with recovery disc for vista business but didnt work. What else can I do? Is there any solution?

Thank you in advance.



A:Windows Vista doesn't start up

Hi you need to provide some more info what happens when you try to start,do you get any messages,do you get a blue screen or black screen,do you have a beep code please try to give as much detail as possible it will help someone here help you

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Need help !

i have Toshiba satellite L40 Laptop and runs windows vista basic sp2. I have tuneup utilities 2010 installed too.

Now, here is the problem. I changed the boot screen and the start up logo with the ones in the Tuneup Gallery. I hope it will work but when i reboot the boot screen didn't change *it change to resume vista boot screen* and the start up logo (and also the log on screen ) does not appear, only the cursor appear. I've tried in Safe Mode but failed. What should I do ?

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I have an HP laptop on windows vista x64 home edition. The computer froze so i turned it off the hard way pressing the power button. After that, it didn't startup, I tried system restore, but it didn't work and now it doesn't show me any restore points. The startup recovery tool canīt fix the problem and ends with error code 0x45d. I'm really desperate trying to solve this.

I've tried going into safe mode, the windows memory diagnostics, last known good configuration, and they didn't work.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi! I am running windows 7 and have an administrator account and user account.. I can always log into my administrator account but my user account doesn't want to load 50% of the time. I will log in and it tells me it is preparing desktop and that I have been logged in with a temporary profile. I do not like using my administrator profile much so this is getting to be a pain. I am in school and all of my schoolwork is under my user profile, so I need it. Most of the time, a simple reboot helps.. Today I rebooted 5 times before I could get in. I'm pretty sure I'm clean of malware or viruses (at least I hope) I've had kaspersky pure 2.0 on here since I bought it. Nothing changed before this started (haven't installed or uninstalled anything new). I use ccleaner and ccleaner enhancer so not sure if it's cleaning something I need. Any help is appreciated.

A:"User" profile doesn't load half the time

You are logged with a temporary profile because windows is unable to read your profile folder (C:\Users\Username_Folder), this is due to corrupt data or something (application, malware) is preventing the reading of data. Try running checkdisk set to automatically fix errors and scan for and recover bad sectors.

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Hi there.

I have a brand new Vista machine that I set up last night.

I have been trying to access a printer over the network but I kept on getting a "spooler subsystem app stopped working and was closed." message when I tried to add it.

I found that for some reason, the Print Spooler in services doesn't seem to start with Windows.

If I start it myself, I can add the printer and print to it no problems.

Is there any way I can make it start itself? Its set to Automatic.



A:Print Spooler doesn't start with Vista


If the process is set to Automatic startup it usually means it'll start up on its own. Obvious, I know, but the only thing I can think of that may or may not be causing the problem is your anti-virus/firewall software (if you have any). Check the settings and then restart, and see if the same thing happens.

Post back here if you still have problems. Hope this helps.



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Hi, everyone. I click the power button on my Windows Vista Inspiron 1520 and the power light comes on, and the fan starts up, but the screen remains dark as if it's not on and none of the keyboard's keys work. The laptop crashed about two times about every half hour it was on; there would be a fullscreen of distorted image, and I would have to press the power button to restart.

After about 2-3 crashes, it won't turn on anymore.

Can someone tell me why this happened? Could it have been a virus, or maybe it's a power problem within the laptop? What could be the main cause of something like this?


A:Windows Vista Laptop Doesn't Start

You could try using a system recovery disc and run startup repair. Here's a link to free system recovery disc if you don't have one:
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Note: they are posted as .torrent files, so you'll need to get the .iso files. Follow the instructions on the site.

Once you have your recovery disc, put it in and restart the computer. If it doesn't read your disc you may have to change the boot order on your computer so that it reads the CD/DVD drive before starting Windows. This article; has some good instructions. Once you boot the disc, choose startup repair or one of the other options if that doesn't work.

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I need some help here. I have 2 partitioned drives on the same hard drive (C: & E:). I was transferring some video files from my C: to E:. My comp just suddenly froze and i hit the power button which immediately turned my comp off.
Now when i turned it back on, after the bios loading screen, the screen just turns blank. Theres still a video connection because the monitor is still on. The hard drive seems to still be showing up in the bios.
I've tried booting in safe mode, but it wouldn't let me into the safe mode options.
I've also tried inserting the vista cd and booted off that, but after that green loading bar, it turns blank (still with video connection).
I've also tried taking out the hard drive and plugging it into my other comp as a 2ndary drive running vista too. For that, it gets the the green loading bar, but then turns blank. But when i remove that 2ndary drive out, vista boots back up normally.
So im guessing something is wrong with the hard drive.

I really need some help here cause i need some files off that hard drive.

It doesn't matter if i reinstall windows vista, but i just need to be able to read the hard drive and copy some important files.

I'm using Windows vista 32bit, western digital sata 320gb hard drive(1 with the problem), evga 650i mobo.

Any help or recommendations would be great :)

A:comp doesn't start vista anymore! or anything!

What i've done in the past is
1. download Ubuntu Live CD
3. Burn to CD and put in drive
4. Restart computer and push F11 (If you don't have CD as 1st boot device)
5. Select boot from CD
6. After it loads up you can navigate your hard drive and get what you want and copy / paste it to your other partition.

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Step by Step explanation of what occurred, and what I did.

The computer: a 4 month old ACer Aspire, 5742-6823, Windows 7 Home Premium. Intel Core i3-370M. Intel HD graphics. 4 gigs DDR3 memory. 640 gig harddrive.

10:00 PM, Monday December 12th: Playing Skyrim. Hit CTRL+Alt+Arrow key by accident. This flips the windows GUI upside down
Begin searching for solution on that computer by turning it upside down physically.
Power Cable comes out.
Laptop shuts down, despite having full battery.

Search for solution on old laptop; a 4.5 year old Dell Inspiron 1501 with a boatload of problems, including spontaneous shut downs and battery issues. Has been recently reformatted.
Find solution
Turn on new Acer.
Acer runs fine until it gets to the Windows screen. From "Welcome, please wait", to me typing in my user password, to me seeing my desktop takes approximately 20 minutes.

Once in Windows, runs incredibly choppily.
Try running in Safe Mode. Continues to run incredibly choppily.
Speak with Acer Support.
They suggest I use a restore point.
I slowly inch my way towards a system restore. There is one. It is for 6:36 PM, Monday December 12th. The laptop was closed but not off at that point.
I do a system restore.
The system restore proves ineffective.
I turn it on. It crawls into windows.
Upon being turned on, both my Wireless Card and Avast Anti virus are disabled.

I re-inable avast and my wireless card.
I download Malware Bytes Trial version.
I run a full scan with Malwar... Read more

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4 months old and is it still under warranty and bought brand new? I heard staples has a bad reputation atleast for a customer who posted his experience on some threads online.

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I need some help here. I have 2 partitioned drives on the same hard drive (C: & E. I was transferring some video files from my C: to E:. My comp just suddenly froze and i hit the power button which immediately turned my comp off.
Now when i turned it back on, after the bios loading screen, the screen just turns blank. Theres still a video connection because the monitor is still on. The hard drive seems to still be showing up in the bios.
I've tried booting in safe mode, but it wouldn't let me into the safe mode options.
I've also tried inserting the vista cd and booted off that, but after that green loading bar, it turns blank (still with video connection).
I've also tried taking out the hard drive and plugging it into my other comp as a 2ndary drive running vista too. For that, it gets the the green loading bar, but then turns blank. But when i remove that 2ndary drive out, vista boots back up normally.
So im guessing something is wrong with the hard drive.

I really need some help here cause i need some files off that hard drive.

It doesn't matter if i reinstall windows vista, but i just need to be able to read the hard drive and copy some important files.

I'm using Windows vista 32bit, western digital sata 320gb hard drive(1 with the problem), evga 650i mobo.

Any help or recommendations would be great

A:comp doesn't start vista anymore! or anything! after bios

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Hello members of the Tech Guy forum. I've encountered a problem with my Windows Vista Inspiron 1420. I started it up earlier today, but after a restart, the screen just loads the loading screen, and then goes to a blank dark screen. It's on because I see the light on the screen as low as it is, but it just doesn't take me to the login screen.

It is essential I fix this computer without completely restoring it; can someone please provide me any solutions for this horrid problem?

Thank you.

A:Laptop Windows Vista Inspiron 1420 Doesn't Start

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So in short, my computer is now topsy turvy. I'd just like it to go back to how it was just 3 days ago however it's now upside down. I don't know where anything is at after installing windows again, my cd did not have the repair option and everything is completly different on my computer now. Even the graphics are not how they were just a few days ago.
I got home from a concert and there must have been a power outtage in the house. Turned on the computer and it just went into a loop, got a blue screen and then a "Windows Error Recovery" screen. No matter what mode I tryed to run it in it would go back eventually to the same "Windows Error Recovery" screen where it told me to install CD and hit repaain, ir however that was not an option. Opted to just install a new version of Windows on the D drive as that is the only one that had enough space. Haven't had any computer problems in a year and now this. Any way I can get it back to how it was a few days ago or am I going to have to try and find all my files, programs and everything else I was using, put it all on an external and start from scratch? I was also using 2 diffferent browsers. One of which I don't know what it was but was definitly alot better than internet explorer. Oh yeah, now there is no sound on my computer either. I'm using Windows Vista 32. Agagin, if worse comes to worse I'd just like to find all my files, programs I was using up until this happened... Read more

A:Power Outtage, Windows Vista doesn't start. Loops

Hi LASlim,1.) What is your computer make and model number?2.) Did the recovery DVD come with your computer and are there more than one disk? 3.) What is the label on the recovery disk that you used? Installing Vista on drive D: may be a mixed blessing. Your original Vista files are probably accessible, that's good, but whatever data was on Drive D has no doubt been overwritten. How to find your old files:Double click on "My Computer" on the Desktop or "Computer" in the Start Menu.Drive C: is your new installation of Vista; without your old files.Look for a higher drive letter D,E,F,G, etc. that is not a CD or DVDROM drive. You should be able to find your original Vista installation.Your old Documents folder would be located here: "Users\<your old username>\My Documents."I recommend that you backup all important files to an external hard drive because you should alway have important data backed up.Whether you then copy this data to the new Vista location or elect to re-install Vista to it's original drive is up to you.Let us know the answers to the above questions and how you make out with your data files.

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I have a number of problems with my computer and I will try and address them one at a time. It is a 2001 vintage Dell 4100 running Windows XP Home Edition; version 5.1.2600 SP3 Build 2600. I have 512 MB memory. IE7 has been running poorly for some time but a thunderstorm and a power outage really knocked me out (although other computers in the house are OK).
If I try and start IE from the desktop icon the screen changes to IE but I never get past the "connecting" message. When I run Task Manager to abort the process it shows 100% CPU usage. If I start IE from the accessories section of the start menu with add-ons disabled it seem to run fine. I know there is a message there but I can't decipher it. I have downloaded and reinstalled IE7 but the problem persists ... seems to load "on top" and thus assumes all existing problems.
As a side not other desktop programs (most notably windows explorer) won't start from the icon. I seem to remember this happening with another computer once and I had to do something to "reconnect" the links.
Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.


A:IE 7 doesn't run correctly

Hi .

I would open IE...Tools/Manage Add-ons...disable or remove everything reflected (based upon premise that one or more has damaged files which are screwing up IE. If you want to reinstall them...go ahead after removing everything.

To try to fix other problems...Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter.

Reboot the system and let the command run to completion, it will boot into XP when completed.


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i want search more than 100 files at once, if i entered 100 files name in search box then xp allow only first 22 files search, how to allow more than 100 files search at once in xp? how many search options in xp,

A:how to search multiple files in xp? xp doesn't find more than 22 files at a time !

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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I recently got this problem, that my volume hotkeys stopped working, (Acer Aspire 5560G) AMD High Definition Audio. I also tryed plug in other keyboard that have's volume hotkeys but still doesn't work.

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Still need help

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In my experience with computers, the tab key has always allowed me to move from one text window to another simply by pressing the tab key. My keyboard has always done that until recently. Now when I use the tab key for any reason it takes me to a different window completely. For example if I were using word and paint. If I have minimized one to use the other and I push the tab key, it switches to the other program. Or if I'm on the web and am viewing more than one web site, if I press the tab key, it takes me to a different page instead of the next text box. I have an emachines keyboard. I would appreciate any help on this subject.

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I encountered a webpages appears the HTML codings instead of the actual contents which I am familiar with. For examples, I opened up, it appears the source code instead of the yahoo contents. I didn't click on anything, it just appears after I typed in in the address bar, what went wrong?

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Updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 two weeks ago.
Had problems with Firefox.  Tried to download to replace existing Firefox.  CNET site appeared to be correct but something seemed wrong so I killed the download. But.
- The windows start menu doesn't come up when I click on the icon, but if I right-click, a text menu does appear and lets me, for example, shut down.
.- If I click on the Windows End icon in the task bar, the screen flashes but End does not come up.  Ditto for the Windows Store icon.
-  Somewhere SpyBot S&D was erased, but I was able to download it.
- If I double-click on a photo in Windows Explorer, I get a popup that lists the name of the jpeg and says Invalid Entry to Registry.  If I right click on the photo and go to any of the options the photo is opened except if I choose Photo.
- Firefox cannot properly display the Yahoo mail page, though Pale Moon and Opera can.
- I have Avast Anti-Virus and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and when I run their scans, they find no issues.
SO there are a few issues that I need help with.

A:windows 10 problems - start menu doesn't appear, windows key doesn't work, etc

Well the first thing you should try is to Run System Restore to before all of these problems started or to when you first installed Windows 10.
Then try to download Firefox from there website
Third thing is I would recommend to get rid of Avast it is low end and could be allowing virus I recommend ether McAfee or Norton Security.

Those are some things to think about
but it is all up to you when making your final decision

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Hi!I want to know why CPU-Z(1.68) doesn't read my cpu freq. correctly.I checked in my BIOS and it says as usual 3200 Mhz but CPU-Z says 1319 Mhz.

Thanks for reading or reply.

A:CPU-Z doesn't read my CPU frequency correctly!

What does cpu-z say when cpu is under load? Your processor may have some kind of speed control.

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Hi, I have an XP SP3 machine that was recently infected with a few trojans and malware (my teenage kids). I *think* it has all been removed now but I still have the initial problem that got me looking at this computer in the first place - the Windows Installer service is not working correctly. I can't remove some applications found in Add/Remove Programs because of this. Also I can't run Windows Update with IE. It tries to register the files needed and fails by doing this over and over again and never getting beyond the initial steps.

Also I tried running SFC /SCANNOW and get an error message about missing files and wanted me to insert the XP CD. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not if SP3 has been installed. Should I go ahead and let SFC try to make corrections or are there other steps I should take first?


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I have a terrible problem!! By mistake I uninstalled a VGA program from the add/remove programs in the control panel and now my monitor does not display my desktop correctly and some of my programs are acting funny. Even when I open Internet Explorer, the graphics are terrible, wrong colors, distorted. Can anyone help me? I am on a network at work and running Windows 2000 Professional. Is there a way to restore the uninstalled program? I have Windows XP at home and it comes with a System Restore Program...and I restored my sisters Windows 98 operating system with command prompt. HELP!!

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need a bit of help

I presently have an A7v8x mobo and purchased an AMD 2600+ proccessor... Problem is, my processor is recognized as a 2000+.

I have heard that this can be corrected. Anybody have suggestions on how to fix this.

Also... Since this is my first build project, I am open to any suggestions on set up etc....

It has been running well for the last 2 months.. I use it for video work and gaming...

thanks guys for all your help.

Janet,,, a lady in Texas

A:need a bit of help - A7v8x doesn't recognize CPU correctly

That sounds like 7vax and a 2400+

so, I think you need to set FSB speed to 266 MHz.

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Rev: 1.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
Memory: Kingston DDR3 4096MB PC10666 1333MHz
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) 6.1.7601.17727 (Win7 RTM)

I bought 1 module Kingston DDR3 4096MB PC10666 1333MHz to run at 1066Mhz. Motherboard has 4 slots, I installed memory into the DDR3_1, so 3 another slots were empty. Bios auto detects the frequency of memory as 1066 (maximum frequency supported by my CPU), timings are 7-7-7-20, voltage is 1.5V. When I run my Windows 7 x64, the system works extremely slow, the memory isn't detected properly, indicator of RAM displays the load of 98-99%, all usb devices (including my mouse and keyboard) don't work at all. There are no viruses in the system, no unnecessary processes in task manager, the Win 7 works correctly with other Kingston memory modules.

My secondary operation system Win XP x86 detects 3.5Gb of this module and works ok.

How can I solve this problem?

A:My Win 7 x64 doesn't work correctly with DDR3

What memory did you have in there originally. the mobo should recognize this RAM, but I don't know if it is in the supported list:

Looks like your BIOS (F11) is up to date, so that shouldn't be a problem

have you tried the RAM in different slots?

I would also suggest resetting your BIOS Settings to default, but I am not sure about it...

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Hi there,

I cannot fathom what the issue is, the gpu runs at full load on games which is fine but performs poorly and doesn't get hot. It suggests to me that the gpu isn't getting the required voltage but its odd to say my gpu isn't getting hot enough at full load.

Skyrim runs at full load when the card is having its performance issues and runs at 42c. On a normal session it runs around 60c and fluctuates depending on the environment. 30/25fps average when the card isn't performing correctly and constant 60fps when it is performing optimally. On normal sessions fan speeds increase when temperatures do but when performing oddly it doesn't change.

I was first led to believe it was Afterburner giving incorrect readings but speedfan and other software has matching results and it correlates to the issues.

Is it a PSU issue? I cant find much info on this issue, maybe am being too specific and looking into the wrong area it's just peculiar.

Any ideas? Thanks.

Oh, I haven't overclocked the card and cpu is overclocked but has ran healthy for a long time.

A:560Ti doesn't perform correctly.

Prof Kerfuffle,

Use extreme Power Supply Calc to get an estimate. Looking at your specs I'm thinking you are probably close to the limit for your PSU, so that might be the issue.

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I keep getting this message when I am trying to download from Fedex's website. Obviously, IE is not attempting to download the correct file.

I also get a similar error from another website as well..

Chrome works completely fine and I am running on IE 10.

What's the deal...?

Please advise..

P.S. I tried compatibility mode.

A:IE 10 doesn't download files correctly

Reset ie9 or ie10 manually,
Click the Start button on theTaskbar,
Click on Control panel,
Click on Internet options,
Go to the Advanced section,
Click on Reset button on the bottom,
Check the box to Delete personalsettings,
Use the recommended setup andinstall options.
Shut down your machine.
After Resetting ie9 or 10,
Open ie when prompted that there areAdd-ons ready to be Enabled click on No,
Test with the sites your havingissues with first before enabling any add-ons.

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In the past I used to just copy my stuff and then when Windows went up, you know slows down, get's corrupted somewhere, etc. I would reinstall windows and then my drives, apps, programs, files, etc. Upon my studies I learned that the default Windows backup could do these things as well as recover system state. Well I started doing backups every so often on my home PC and my server at work. The other day I actually needed to use it as my PC had this weird issue of clicking on icon executables and not ever running them. It would refuse to start programs from the executable in the folder under program files, under start menu, or command line. It wouldn't give an error it would just click and go away. Strange huh? It would do it once the computer was on for a while and for a week or two I just would reboot, but I mean come on, that's a little annoying.

So I had a backup but it was 8 months old, but it was made on the same machine. I go Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Backup to launch it. I figure I should at least try it if I'm studying MS systems to say I've done it. I choose restore, but not the wizard, choose return system to previous state by selecting the check mark for C and also for "System State". It returns icons on the desktop of what was their months back so I assume it worked, it asks to reboot, sure go ahead. I try to boot up again, and blue screen, back to BIOS, Select startup of windows pops up. Fine I th... Read more

A:Why doesn't a restore work correctly?


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I can't pinpoint when this problem happened, I think it was either after updating bios or moving my graphics card into a different slot, but I have 2 sticks of 4gb of ram. The motherboard will only read ram in the A1 slot. I have tried swapping out the ram and have determined its not the ram itself, it is (or i would assume to be) the motherboard. If I put them in A1-A2, the computer refuses to start correctly, giving me error code 55 on dr. debugger and the monitor won't turn on. If I do A1 - B1 or A1 - B2, the computer will start correctly, but only reads 1 4gb stick. It's an Asus Z87 extreme4 motherboard.

A:Motherboard doesn't read ram correctly.

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Hello, my problem is some of the icons everywhere in windows (desktop, explorer ...) aren't being resized properly. For example, on the desktop, I have icon that has various scales like 48x48 and 64x64 (the default steps, and several other), but windows just refuses to acknowledge their existence and in stead downscales or upscales icons on it's own, resulting in uglyness. It has poor quality and doesn't choose correct image from the icon file no matter what size i set my desktop icons at.
It's like that in explorer too, for example in list view where they should be 16x16, it downscales from an other size, instead of choosing the existing 16x16 icon.

I have windows 7 ultimate x64.
Here is visual example.

A:Windows doesn't resize icons correctly

Hello Oredaze, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For the icon to scale properly to all sizes, the icon needs to be a 256x256 Vista styled icon.

Vista Icons - Introducing Vista Icons - How to create Vista Icons

Hope this helps,

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