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CPU ruined or worse?

Question: CPU ruined or worse?

I think I overheated the CPU in my laptop. I'm not entirely sure it's the CPU, though. Everything points to it according to my knowledge but I found this interesting...

Maybe it's worse...

Possibly the CPU is fine and just being used heavily because a different part is shot? Look at the virtual and hardware memory.

Need pro help. Thanks guys =)

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Preferred Solution: CPU ruined or worse?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: CPU ruined or worse?

What is the problem that you are having?

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Hi all,

I started the day on a high note, before turning on the computer that is, thinking I was going to get some things done. This was not to be: So we start at:

After XP loaded it said that it had recovered from a serious error Product ID _251... so I did some digging around and got some info from microsoft's web pages complete with registry fixes (deleting bad entries, etc.)

I did a quick scan with malwarebytes and it found some stuff that I deleted and when I did a restart it didn't come up correctly.

Went into safe mode and it came up.
(made a HUGE mistake here. Did not copy files I wanted to save when I had the opportunity)
Closed out of safe mode and let it start normally.
Would not boot normally.
Tried to boot in to safe mode and now its recycling back to POST, we have gone to...
Hmmm. So I thought how about putting the XP disk in and then do an install leaving file system intact.
When I got to the point of doing the install I chickened out because it said that it might delete the My Documents folder (had some things in there I didn't want to lose) I've done this procedure before and perhaps I should have taken the second opportunity to recover gracefully but I did not.

I hit F3 to cancel out of the install to try and boot from my other HD that has XP (but with some driver issues that I had yet fixed.)

I went into the CMOS to change boot order and notice that the hard drive (the one that I was trying to boot into is not showing ... Read more

Answer:HD/Filesystem prob:Went from fair to bad; then to worse, much worse

Test the HDD with the drive manufacturers disk tools (preferably using a different PC). Run the short and long tests. If either test fails or has errors, the drive is faulty.

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My icons are disappearing
The computer is running slow
Viruses have completely taken over my computer
I am going through financial difficulties right now and would REALLY appreciate help.
I understand computers therefore I can take direction fairly well..
Just please tell me what I need to do.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:19:43 AM, on 5/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

Answer:It's Getting Worse & Worse. PLEASE. I cannot afford to bring it anywhere:( LOG INSIDE

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I bought a Think Pad in April last year which does not start anymore, no lights,nothing.I wanted to send it back to Lenovo for guarantee.Ther ist only ONE problem, there is no sticker on the laptop which shows me the serial numer. Obviously there supposed to be on, but it is missing!!!I do have the invoice which shows the purchase date, but no serial either.I already quit wasted some time to with this bull**bleep**, I hopefully do not need a layer for that.Here you see the last response of the "support" manager -Dear Michael Mueller,Unfortunately I have to inform you that you have no guarantee for this machine.Repair of machines that do not have a sticker can only be carried out by a Lenovo service partner.Lenovo Service Partner: you have any further questions about this service case, please send us an e-mail to [email protected] or call us on the free phone number DE 0800 - 500 4618 / AT 0810-100-654 / CH 0800-55-54-54. Lenovo regularly conducts customer surveys on service quality.If you are selected, please take a few minutes to answer the questions.We thank you in advance.  Yours sincerely, Davor KrpanLenovo Technical Support IBM Hrvatska d.o.o. za proizvodnju i trgovinuMiramarska 23, 10 000 Zagreb, HrvatskaUpisan kod Trgova?kog suda u Zagrebu pod br. 080011422Temeljni kapital: 788,000.00 kuna - upla?en u cijelostiDirektor: ?eljka Ti?i??iro ra?un kod: RAIFFEISENBANK AUSTRIA d.d. Zagreb,... Read more

Answer:guarantee handling - bad worse than worse

I just forgot to mentioned, that the purchase was done through the Leonovo online shop itself -  VERSANDBESTÄTIGUNG Ihre Bestellung wurde versendetSehr geehrte(r) Michael Müller,vielen Dank für Ihre Bestellung im Lenovo Online-Shop, der von Digital River unterstützt wird.Die folgenden Produkte wurden versendet.Bestelldatum14. April 2017Bestellnummer23856585462Tracking-nummer1ZAF68846704024055Folgende Artikel wurden versendet: BestellmengeProdukt-SKUProduktnameVersandmengeVersandmenge gesamtBetrag120J1CTO1WWThinkPad 13 2G11800,52EURWenn Sie per Kreditkarte bezahlt haben, wurde Ihre Karte nun belastet.

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Hi everyone,
My bottom fan on my PC was being very loud, so I opened up my case and unplugged the power supply, and flicked off the power switch on the back. I unscrewed the bottom fan and dusted it a little bit, and then I put it back together how it was before.

The part that I unscrewed also contained my hard drive, and now that it is reseated I cannot boot.

At first I got an error when booting:
Loading operating system . . .
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

THEN, I tried making sure everything was connected well and tight, and now I am not getting anything displayed on my screen.

Apologies for the lack of knowledge and thanks for the help.


Answer:Boot problem, getting worse and worse

It is possible that when you removed the fan and hard drive, you plugged the hard drives SATA cable into a different SATA port on the motherboard. Get into the bios, and make sure that the hard drive is being detected properly

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Initially it was Edge not working properly, now it mostly crashes. Even the new "amazing" feature of tab previews doesn't work properly. Imagine, I moved back to Chrome after so many years of being a happy IE user. Cortana was a bit iffy with "Hey Cortana". Now she doesn't listen to what I say at all, even when I press the button. The notification center has its own mood. Often decides to hide until I restart for absolutely no reason at all. Same goes for the sound volume and other flyouts on the desktop.
In short, there is massive degradation of various major features with every new build. And since I post all the issues I find using the feedback app, I know it is not just me experiencing these things. This is disastrous.
So, is it just me or you experience similar issues yourself?

Answer:Is it just me or does Windows 10 get worse and worse with every new build?

It's just you.

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i've had verizondsl for about half a year or so now, and from last month to present, the connection has been horrible.. sometimes it would just hang for up to a minute at a time, with the modem activity light blinking slowly (loss of connectivity).. before it started, speeds were decent, and although slow compared to the optimum cable i was used to, it was sufficient. now it's just pure garbage. if it weren't for the fact that we're getting free cable, i would immediately switch to roadrunner

i figure asking you guys is probly much more helpful than those scripted outsourced fools at tech support. i tried all that "reset your modem" "unplug the ethernet cord" "make sure you're computer is on" crap already and would like some REAL answers..

PS- at my old house, we used to have verizon as well, and after a while it just stopped all of a sudden and when we called to see what happened, they said since there was construction in the area, they must have switched our phone line over to one with a further CO, and we were now too far to service. verizon is teh gay.

Answer:verizondsl getting worse and worse speeds

Well try plugging the modem into the demark jack if you have one (by where the phone line comes into your house). See if this still happensl. If it doesn't maybe something happened to your internal phone lines. (this probalby won't be the issue I'm betting).

Beyond doing that phone your ISP and get them to file a support ticket or whatever they call it there. When I was having trouble with my DSL connection a couple years ago I phoned up, they sent a guy from the telephone company to test the line and they replaced a device at the CO and the connection has been perfect ever since.

The [H]orde needs You!

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I was curious if anyone out there knows anything about this...

I have a self-built computer, three years old now...and day by day it's getting worse and worse!

AMD Athalon XP @ 1.1 GHz
Windows XP Pro.
Radeon 9500 Pro. 128MB DDR

The problems started about six months ago--every time I'd turn on the computer, it'd scan the hard drive for errors, claiming an improper shutdown. Then, two months ago, it started going to a black screen saying a windows file is corrupt, use the XP CD to restore the file--but simply restarting the computer at that point would get it going (only came up on a fresh start).

Then in the recent times, the screen is completely black. I turn on the computer, and no signal is sent (I'm guessing) to the monitor, so it's just flashing the power light...but after waiting approximently 10seconds, and restarting ('reset button'), it would go to the other problems--file corrupt screen, then the error scan...and this latest time, it took 4 resets for the screen to catch a signal...

All wires are plugged in good, and everything seems to be functioning properly, except for, of course, this problem I have...and I really have no idea where to start on fixing this. I planned on keeping this computer for another year or so--and hope this can be fixed! Anyways, any ideas/suggestions, please let me know!


Answer:My Computer - Getting Worse & Worse! Is there hope?

take the graphics card out and insert it back in firmly making sure it is sat properly in its slot. check the manufacturers websites for your motherboard and graphics card and see what the bios updates do, and see if they have any FAQ's to check if anyone else has been having similiar problems to you in terms of people who have the same motherboard or graphics card??

Email the manufacturer(s) for your motherboard company and graphics company.

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Hello my new bestest friends. I need help ! (as does everyone who comes here) My computer has been running like a bag of you know what for about 3 weeks. IE became corrupt and will not start even after uninstalling and re installing Versions 6 & 7. However this is not the problem as I am currently using safari and finding it great. The problem lies with my computer and it's sluggishness, ever since IE became corrupt my computer seems to have slowed. I am getting occasional Internal memory (blue dos screen) errors and several other little glitches like windows XP's search program will not close after I perform a file search. I have performed several Virus & spyware checks such as AVG and Spyware Doctor also several registry progs like registry Booster.AVG comes up clean, however Spyware Doctor and Registry Booster both show a lot of Registry errors inluding heaps of lnk file and url files. I removed most of these the first time around but discovered it to have deleted all my shortcuts and bookmarks that I much needed (well not so much the shortcuts) It did not remove the actual .exe files but was a major hassle as my dektop shortcuts where wiped. So I performed a system restore and now have everything back.I am wondering are/have these files become corrupt or is this just overkill on the software (spyware Doc & reg booster) behalf?? I have also noticed in my Hijack this log that there are several (missing files).I am so in need of help as i use my computer to p... Read more

Answer:Need Help Computer Getting Worse And Worse!

Hello Krisso,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


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Hey guys,
First post here.
My problem. I have a PC running Windows XP, and it has been fine for so very long.
Today, I decided to Partition my HDD, and then Install a newer version of Windows (7 Server) on the seperate partition.
I did so with success.
But then I realised that the OS was a bit slow, due to lack of RAM I guess. So I decided to Delete the Partition with Windows 7 on it.
Upon restarting my PC, I was met with a message in order for me to pick which OS to load.
1 Older OS (XP) (I renamed this to Windows XP using BCD in the next step btw.)
2. 7
As Partition with 7 was gone I just continued with XP.
But me being the impatient person decided that the option to boot to 7 at boot up was going to be too time consuming. (The act to select xp and hit enter)
So I looked for solutions online on how to remove 7 from the boot menu.  Most were saying go to Boot.Ini and remove the entry for 7, but it never showed up there. So I downloaded this BCD utility and lo and behold it actually managed to 'see' the 7 boot option. I clicked it and hit delete, restarted.
But then the Boot Select screen showed up again. This time though, it only showed Windows 7, not XP anymore. And obviously I can't run 7 as I just had deleted the Partition for it. So when I hit enter on 7 it goes no-where.
Please help me gain access to my old OS and data.
I am extremely upset at my stupidity. Even though the program BCD clearly Identified... Read more

Answer:I have ruined my PC please Help.

I hope you leaved the Boot.ini file untouched. If that is the case, overwriting both MBR and PBR with XP compatible code will most probably fix your issue. You need to boot from XP installation CD, open "Recovery Console" and then issue the commands FixBoot and FixMBR.  Please refer the below guide for more details.
Remember, you should only issue "FiXBoot" and "FixMBR" commands - nothing other is not necessary at this point.

In case if you receive a message similar to the one in below example, don't proceed. Instead report the exact message with next reply.

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Okay, so I got talked into installing Windows 7 (7100), I downloaded it, mounted it as a Virtual Drive and clicked to install it over vista as a clean install on the C Drive. Everything was going okay until it restarted a went to a black screen that said Windows 7 Build 7100 in the bottom right corner. That stayed for a long time and did nothing so I turned the PC off and on using the front button. Now all it does is boot up, ask if I want to start with Repair or start normally. Either option just restarts the PC and does the same thing over and over. Is there ANYTHING I can do to fix this?

It's a 3 Ghz Pentium D with 2 gigs of RAM and I am using an AGP X1600 512 MB videocard (VGA) (I think thats the model).

Answer:I've ruined my PC...

first thing is dont panic, there are ways to resolve everything, even if it means reinstalling. i assume you had everything backed up before installation.

do you get a system restore option when the repair option appears. if you do, try the restore option, as the corruption may have taken place when you hard re-booted your p.c. you may be better doing another fresh install anyway, in case files have been corrupted. can you burn the iso to disc and install from the disc?

one of the really cool things about 7 is the fast, virtually unattended, installation.

hope this helps

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Question: IE8 ruined my day!

Hi, Don't know if anyone can help.

Windows update prompted mt to install IE8, being just an ordinary person I thought it would be OK as they were recommending it! Stupid. It said would not alter settings, installed it, now had links and all favourites stuffed into one bar at top, no side bar, tried to move things around, got nowhere, then favourites stopped working, links too, tried to access favourites bar folder but it said it was empty and wouldn't open. So, I thought, faulty install, just take it out and go back to where I was, didn't realise that additional install of SP3 would be a problem. IE8 un-installed through add/remove as usual. Now I am really stuffed. IE8 gone, IE7 back in list but file size given as 3.8 MB and no remove button in add/remove. IE7 flashes on when opened then closes straight away, quick glimpse shows it still has some IE8 features?? Boot from operating system discs but cannot remove IE7, same reason as before, cannot re-install as it thinks it's already there, cannot access internet, (now on other machine) cannot access bank, credit card etc. Can't see how to proceed without full re-install of XP from operating system discs. Does this mean I have to back-up all data files, docs, saved e-mails, pictures, music etc?? I'm right, aren't I, I'll have to do all that manually to dvd and then re-install. Then I will have to go back to all my favourites and links and re-install them, fill in all log ons to re-establish cookies, some I'll hav... Read more

Answer:IE8 ruined my day!

Hey everyone, I found another thread about the same thing and followed advice to un-install IE7 and it worked, I am now back to IE6 and can start again, still a lot of work to do but at least I'm on-line. My advice? If you run XP stay away from IE8!

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Today I was told i needed Tor' for something... I installed it and the add-on. I enabled it and then I massacred my friefox.
So far I've managed to sort everything by changing firefox back to it's default options but there are a few particular pages that will not load for me. I work at these sites so it's pretty important... I just see no reason for it do it.
Also.. I cannot load them on IE either. I just get the error loading page.
Problem loading page blahblahblah. Yet nobody else seems to have a problem.

I'm about ready to cry. Somebody help? I've looked at everything I have no clue.. Just a theory on why it would do this to me would be great.

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Question: Is my HDD ruined ?

Hello, I'm a first time builder, built my first PC Yesterday ... that would be Aug 5th 2017 ... it went okay, I was a little nervous about ruining things but I got the whole thing set up and booted to windows 10 just fine, Then I worked out that my keypad was acting up ( I used an old keypad ) and it had installed the 34 Bit instead of the 64 ... once I worked out a few things ( only 1GB of RAM usable out of 8GB's and the system not running as fast as expected ) ... I tried to reinstall windows 64 Bit and it told me I could not install to my HDD, I had the format option so I clicked that but nothing happened after 2 minutes, so I just canceled the set up and now it wont let me into windows, On start up it just goes right to repair and diagnostics, it tells me its unable to repair, I've gone through all of my options on screen and nothing lets me back into windows ... I can still send the hard drive back but do I need to ? and I worry that my restarting so often is damaging the CPU or RAM ... MOB ?

anyway, that's why I'm here

^ Posted that on my profile also.

Answer:Is my HDD ruined ?

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Question: IE 9 Ruined my PC

I D/L the new IE9, however, it was taking a very long time to install, then I got a failed to install message, and it left a link to MS support page.
Since I tried to install it my PC was taking a very long time to shut down. I decided to do a system restore, well all I got was a black screen and the cursor, I tried to reboot in safe mode same thing a black screen.
Luckily I had a Windows recovery Disk, I did a system restore, still a black screen, I did a start up recovery and that said there was no problem. I rebooted and hey presto!! my Pc was back to normal.
Why would IE9 cause this problem?
Will it happen again?

Answer:IE 9 Ruined my PC

I hve no ideal what happened to your system while trying to install IE9, but I can assure you there aren't reports if this happening. I honestly think something else was going on with your system when said problem happened. Try downloading the software again through a legit download site and install.

Internet Explorer Downloads - Microsoft Windows

You also might want to check out this thread - Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) Release Candidate (RC) on February 10, 2011

Let us know.

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every time i try to go on a site i get this message the program cant start because you are missinfg urlmon.dll and the other sites say the same thing except the other word is wininet.dll so can you help me all i do is play games and check my emails and now i can not play any games

Answer:help dll has ruined me

Hello and welcome to TSG.

-- I assume that your windows is in drive "C"

a)Push start and Type "CMD", right click on "cmd.exe" and click "Run as administrator".
b)Type sfc /SCANFILE=c:\windows\system32\urlmon.dll and hit Enter.
c)Type sfc /SCANFILE=c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll and hit Enter.
It will find and check system files line "dll" files and then will try to fix error when it possible.
I know it maybe couldn't find that, if it doesn't work, download attachment, unzip and copy those two files in this path c:\windows\system32\

But please for first step use "SFC" and if it doesn't work, then download the attachment.

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Hi, over this week we've been getting lots of random BSOD with literally unknown hardware errors, disk boot failures and the such. A week before, I had to reinstall XP because the boot volume had been destroyed and was unable to be fixed by check disk. During this volume problem, I noticed the HD kept disappearing from the BIOS boot up sequence, so I opened the case and noticed the power plug was very slightly loose on one side of a male-to-female connector.

I twist tied it down, and reinstalled to get to were I am now. This SATA HD is about 1 month old, and when I went to run the WD smart disk test yesterday, the disk fails within 10 secs and I get lots of ATAPI and Disk errors in event viewer. Do you think I got a bad HD or the plug had something to do with it? Possibly the MB also as I keep getting a "No Secondary master 80 pin connector" in the BIOS boot up, even though it is connected to the DVD drive and fully works in Windows? Thanks for any help. Trying to sort this now before I get my replacement from WD.

Answer:What do you think ruined my HD?

Try a different cable, and rerun the drive diagnostic tests. If you still get the same results, your drive is faulty and needs to be returned.

Regards Howard

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Alright, my brother let me borrow some of his leftover ram for me to put in my computer. I put it in, and my moniter says it's in powersave mode, so i take out the ram and put everything like it was before. Now i get this error upon startup, but i don't understand because is everything is like it was before, except for this.

And i am on my parent's computer right now btw.

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Question: Hjt - Ruined

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7Scan saved at 10:40:09 PM, on 10/18/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exeC:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5\kav.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\CleanMyPC\Registry Cleaner\RCScheduler.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal Pro 5\kavmm.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:&... Read more

Answer:Hjt - Ruined

Hi,The forums are really busy, that explains why logs get behind. We start with the oldest logs first. If you still need some help, please start with posting a new hijackthislog in this thread. Don't start with a new thread.Then I'll take a look. Also, you are still using a previous version of please update your version by starting hijackthis,click on the 'misc tools'>Check for update online. Download the new version (1.99.1), unzip it and make sure you put it in an permanent folder.(If the update option doesn't work, please download your new version here

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OK.............i installed Windows 2000 on ME.............and after that i had to reformat c: for some problems..................and after that .............BOOM...........every thing on D: vanished........

I had several important files on D:

Is there anyway i can recover anything from D: ?

There is a thread called "How to recover daa from Formatted disk"..........but i cant find it now........

I will be online untill someone helps me!!!!!!!

Answer:Im ruined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Plz HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

did you install Win2000 to D:? if you did, did you tell it to format the drive before the install?

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Hello All,

Okay...I thought I'd be slick and clean up my reg so I used CCleaner, Registry Mechanic, and Uniblue Registry my PC is totally farqed.

It boots up to windows but reverts to lowest pixel count in display, all my personal options are gone, it looks like windows doesn't have any thing installed(driver wise). It recognizes the CD drive but I can't use it or reinstall it. Same with the Printer. I cannot get online. When I look in regedit it looks like I have NO registry keys.

So my com is basically closed out to any input. I can use the WinXP CD to boot to repair mode, but i'm lost here. I've tried making a new boot.ini but it doesn't seem to do anything. Can anyone help? I'll pay you in back rubs.

Answer:Registry ruined..need to help please

Honestly, from here, I would try a Repair Install
How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:


The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup ... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:51:27 AM, on 1/6/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\INET20099\WINLOGON.EXE
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xp_system] C:\WINDOWS\INET20099\WINLOGON.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xp_system] C:\WINDOWS\INET20099\WINLOGON.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\JAVA\JRE1.5.0_06\BIN\SSV.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\JAVA\JRE1.5.0_06\B... Read more

Answer:Ruined by warex p2p

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Download CWShredder and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and then click OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you check the last one:

F1 - win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\INET20099\WINLOGON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xp_system] C:\WINDOWS\INET20099\WINLOGON.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xp_system] C:\WINDOWS\INET20099\WINLOGON.EXE

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My ex husband had his brother in law rearrange all internal settings & systems without my knowing and I tried on my own to diagnose & repair it only I got sucked into going through all of the OS files etc & messed with them & now my computer is screwed. I'm trying to preform a factory reset yet, I cant because I get a runtime error of C++ that pops up & then prompts to shut down. I need to know how to restore my laptop to its factory settings. I no longer have the disk that came with the computer as its been at least 6 years since I purchased

Answer:I ruined my HP Notebook Win 7 need help

Can you boot into Windows with this computer?
If you can, try doing a System Restore, choose a restore point prior to the ex messing with it.

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Ok so I had a really hard time getting itunes to install over the old version, when I finally got it working, I was happy. I restarted my pc a few times actually after install, it worked fine. The next day, I restarted my pc remotely because iTunes was being really weird... sound wasnt transfering well to my laptop, and with winamp it transferred fine, so I went to the command and did a "SHUTDOWN -r -f -t 01" command. After it booted up I was unable to connect. When I got home, my pc was on, I logged on, and find that I have no services running, IE does not open. Most programs open but sound will not work for any programs that require sound, and my network services etc are not running. My main account does not show a taskbar, it actually is there, just looks like its squished down really thin, as if it was shrunk to be mostly hidden, cannot use the windows keyn etc.

At first I thought this was due to my forced restart somehow, but then realized that should not have done anything, first thing I found when I searched google for no services running at startup win xp... was this thread:

After reading this I knew it was itunes that did it. This is why I hate apple! ruin my pc some more please thanks.

Anyways, I cannot restore the computer, due to changing my remote access to allow multiple connections, it makes you disable system restore... I just never re-enabled it, and have... Read more

Answer:iTunes ruined my PC, someone help please!

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Question: Avast ruined my pc

Ok, so I just called my pc manufacturer and they said that Avast has cleaned my whole pc off. I have nothing at all. The only way to get it back to working conditions is to recover it back to when I purchased it. Now I have to go to the shop and spend over $100 to see what they can do. This is just crazy.

Answer:Avast ruined my pc

Sorry but Avast simply does NOT do that...ignore what the shop told you.Remove that HDD from that machine and jumper it as a slave drive and install it in a working machine preferably with the same ver. of Windows.Open Windows Explorer and you will probably see all your data intact.Copy and burn what you need to CD and i'd then suggest a clean re-install of XP.

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My hard drive is smoked (a long story, tried many things to fix it - just get clicking, and nothing even acknowledges that the disk exists) and Compaq did not provide system disks (to be fair, they strongly suggested that I create them, but, being a foolish optimist, I did not). So, I bought a new Seagate hard drive (PATA 100 - 320 Gigs, 16 MB cache) and installed it, and bought a new copy of Windows XP. Now the computer boots, but MANY things don't work - no sound, no internet, no modem found, no Direct X drivers found, etc. I chatted with HP support, who recommended that I download drivers. The modem driver, for example, failed to load (after download on another PC, burning a CD and trying to install). VERY frustrating. Shelled out about $300 for new drive and Windows XP, would like to repair this system, but am so frustrated I'm considering just buying a new tower. Any magic bullets out there to fix this?

Answer:Windows Xp Has Ruined Everything

It would seem you need to install some motherboard drivers.
They are usually found at the manufacturers home page.
If the sound/nic is onboard, that should do the trick.
In any case, you need drivers to run that hardware.
Directx is included with most games. Just browse a game dvd. Locate dxsetup.exe and run that.

Hope that'll get you somewhere.

If you want me to try locate it for you, I need the full model name of the motherboard including a revision number if you got that.

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Hello all.
So I tried to fix a game by attempting to increase my UserVA. After looking around I tried EasyBCD. It made no sense for me and I tried random stuff and then shut it down. The next day my computer cannot startup and I get the error "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry. It tells me that I must insert my Windows 7 Installation Disc and click "Repair Computer".
Here's the problem: 1.) I do not have that disc. 2.) I will lose everything on my hard drive...

Please is there any way to fix this without losing all the work? I've heard rumors of the legendary "System Recovery Partition". What is that?

Thank you... Posting from my brothers computer by the way.

Answer:I ruined my OS' BCD by using EasyBCD

What did you do exactly with EasyBCD? Genarally we use this application to move Bootmgr to C:\. Did you do that? If yes, then using a Partition Manager Boot Disk like Acronis Disk Director Suite or Partition Wizard you might try to make the C Drive an active primary partition. This would perhaps enable you to boot properly.

If you did not do this and left the job half done then perhaps you have to do the same to your System Reserved Partition. It would help immensely if you posted a screen-shot of your Hard Disk. But perhaps you cannot, being unable to boot.

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My dvd drive went crazy and scratched up my win 7 cd is there any thing out there that can fix this? Or is it time for garbage, the cd spun violently and got a nice circle scratch.

Answer:win 7 disc ruined

There is a cream that is sold to repair scratches on DVDs.  Some times it works, and some times it doesn't.  Many video stores carry it (if there are any video stores left in you area).Other than that you will need to call MS and get a replacement.

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Or so I think. I like to think I'm more computer-savvy than most people, but I'm really not that great with these mechanical beasts at all. So here goes...

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7015 running Windows 7
I got this laptop last August and it was giving me trouble from the beginning. Lots of...bluescreening and other craziness, but it sort of worked out it's own problems and we were pretty cool with each other for a while. Until today.

I had my phone plugged into my laptop to charge it, and I closed it (didn't shut down...I think I do that maybe once a month, if that) and left it there for a while. Then I forgot I needed my phone in the room with me so I unplugged it without opening my laptop back up. I feel like I've done this a million times before, but I could be wrong. It might have been the first time I didn't open my laptop before unplugging it.
Later, I came back because I needed to do something online that was too much typing for my phone to handle, but my laptop said that Windows had failed to start, and it went into startup repair. I let it do it's thing and it was stuck on "attempting repairs" for about 4 hours. I gave up and restarted, and tried to boot into safe mode to see if that would work. It went through the startup repair process again, but this time it only took 2 minutes to finish and it said that if I had recently installed any cameras or other devices on the computer, to disconnect them and restart. T... Read more

Answer:Solved: I ruined everything!

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As the title says, this is my mother's desktop. She called me over to help fix a virus on her computer. However, it seems she has a plethora of viruses and other issues on her computer causing a multitude of problems such as: when trying to start up the computer, it goes into system recovery and loops around for about 5 tries before you can access actual desktop, and she has many different redirect viruses. Any response for help will be greatly appreciated. Thank youEdit: Moved topic from Windfows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

Answer:Help mom ruined computer

since no response I'll try to go into more details,
The computer has redirect, when you first turn on the computer, rather than going to the login screen, it loops around system recovery screen 4 or 5 times even after selecting the option of going to the login screen. Also the computer is damn slow. She has a window 7 desktop. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Installed sp2 on my new computer and now I can connect to my broadband and collect my e-mails.when I open IE and click a link all I get is page not available.I've tried shutting down the fire wall but that makes no differance. I need help please, or idea's

Answer:SP 2 has ruined my browsing

Hi bonze. SP2 adds a lot of extra security to Internet Explorer, some of which I think is more bother than help. The simplest solution in the short term at least is to install Mozilla Firefox. Once you get used to it, it's unlikely you'll want to go back to IE anyway click here.

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I couldn't use IE6. Called microsoft and the guy had me download and use CW Shredder and Hijack this. It fixed that problem but made 100 more. Nothing loads when I start windows. Not the volume control for my computer, some programs like MS money are gone. Here is what my Hijack this says now followed by CW Shredder report. Please help. Even Norton Antivirus and Personal firewall aren't working right.:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:30:55 AM, on 5/1/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\bigbrother\smss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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Answer:Microsoft ruined me, help!!!

Do you know what this is?
C:\PROGRAM FILES\bigbrother\smss.exe

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An unwanted click in a web ad ruined my system. I am slowly recovering from it but still a lot needs to be done.
I have found from regedit that there is a msi file that got installed. f5e9e18.msi
Can anybody tell me what is there in that installer if I upload it for study?
Is it possible to rollback changed in regedit of I click the uninstall option of the msi.
Please help me

Answer:I am ruined by a click

G'day Nilabhra, and   to BC !!
Please give me some more detail....your Operating system, (xp, win 7 etc) and what exactly did you click on and what was the immediate result ?
What symptoms is the PC displaying right now..?
....any steps you have taken to rectify your problem...
.....and anything else you feel may be pertinent.

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Question: Ruined in Raleigh

My Neice's computer is locking uup and exhibiting strange behavior. At start up she gets a message, "Are you sure you want to add C:\pav.reg to your registry. YES NO". I think I removed this issue, but other issues remain. Ctrl+Alt+Del seem not to work or even locks up the cursor. Ctrl+Alt+Del done twice in a row, will not always reboot the computer.
I got rid of the C:\pav.reg using Hijack This, but now I am stumped.
Your help is appreciated. Below is a copy of the latest HJT Log...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:04:42 AM, on 5/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
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Answer:Ruined in Raleigh

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ok where do i start?...

im a bit of a newbie so bear with me!

i plugged in a USB 2.0 pci card to my computer, went to the manufacturers website to grab the drivers that i needed.

tried to install them and was instructed to install windows SP1 first. Now i ran into troubles with SP2 on my old mans laptop a while back, and swore that i would never use any more of these service packs. but i reaaallllyyyy needed these USB ports, so i was half way through installing and the comp crashes

so i restart, and then all of a sudden the Win XP pro screen comes up, and then the comp restarts AGAIN!! and it continues doing this till i switch the comp off.

so my questions is................ Has SP1 ruined my chances of XP booting up?? therefore will i have to reinstall windows?? its not a big deal as there isnt anything worth keeping on the HD, but it is a bit of a pain in the back end.

theres not much i can tell you about the computer apart from its running WinXP Pro and its verging on the line of being ancient! (well not quite!) hehe

im just so annoyed because all ive wanted to do right from the beginning is install my external HD (al save that for another post though!) and all these roundabout steps ive had to take have just ended up being a waste of time! aarrgghhh someone pleeaassee help me

Answer:HELP! SP1 has ruined windows XP!!!

was the usb card installed while install sp1? if so take it out

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Question: Ruined the Bios

Hi, my pc has for several months asked me to press f1 at startup, no big deal but the other day I got fed up with it so I went into the bios. Not knowing what the **** I was doing I went and reset settings to default, seemed logical. Then I saved and closed and when I started it up I ended up with a screen asking for a disc and I dont know what one exactly but I proberbly dont have it. I tried pissing around in the bios more but its still all the same. I really need it working asap due to work I have on it. Please tell me exactly what to do.


Answer:Ruined the Bios

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Damn. I took some advice from a guy and it just cost me a hard drive.

The drive in my PC seemed a little slow, so this guy on the intarweb said he knew this cool new way to speed it up. He told me to take the drive out and clean the surface with Windex.

I did it, and now I can't get the thing to even boot. That'll teach me to take advice so openly. I figured since this guy was on the intarweb he must've known what he was talking about...

Answer:Help! I just ruined my harddrive

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hey guys i put a stick of 512 kingston ram with my 1 gig i had already,the only think was that i had cl2 in there and i added cl3!!! after about 20 secs with no response from my monitor i smelled something toasting i turned off the pc.after i took out new ram so everything was back to orignal parts and nothing happened,system would not boot.i unplugged all componets and checked for beeps,no you guys have any idea what i fried ,mother board ,processer or something more like my 400 graphics card!!!!please help.or and pcu still works.

my pc

asus kv8-se deluxe
amd 3400 64
and your basic video card and all the bells and whistles

Answer:wrong ram and it ruined something

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Question: Minesweeper-RUINED

I downloaded it to see what it would be like, and it was just awful. The legacy of a great game since windows 3.1 has ended, and has been replaced by some piece of crap with achievements, challenges, and goofy graphics. Things are looking worse and worse for the future of computing...


You do realize, there will probably 200 different versions of Minesweeper in the Windows store within about 6 months. Some of them probably exact clones of older versions.

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I got a new laptop. Vostro 3500 with windows 7. It came with one month free antivirus called Trend Micro. I then turned it on , went online, installed programs I wanted, then went to several of those porn sites with lots of pop ups and ads. There was no noticeable different in performance but I think I picked up a lot of viruses probably. I heard you get 90% of your viruses from the first visit on the internet because of poor antivirus.
My parents wont get me any antivirus that costs money. Any suggestions on what I should do? (to clean the computer, if it has viruses in the first place, and best antivirus for me? [do i need one? i got trend?])

Answer:I ruined my new laptop

Hello ,first I am moving this topic to the Am I infected forum. No antivirus free or paid is going to protect you if you visit the the sites and download there malware filled movies. 90% of porn is malware and some will force you to reformat. Now run these tools please.Is this a 64 bit Win7 system? Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Before you save it rename it to say zztoy.exe alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM 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.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 definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to instal... Read more

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ok, long story short: i am installing a computer in my car. i was given a free laptop (compaq presario 1688), but the power connector on the mobo was loose and eventually got to the point where no amount of jiggling or stretching the cord would allow power into the laptop.

i decided I would try to repair it. long story short: it doesn't work anymore.
i soldered the power connection back on, it works fine. plug it in and it lights up, no flickering, no dimming, no dying. i am pretty impressed with myself. but the power doesn't do me any good if the laptop won't work.

what does happen is that i press the power button and the laptop "whirrs" right where the power light is. that's it. if i hold it for 2 seconds, it whirrs for 2 seconds. same thing, 10 seconds, 30 seconds, etc.

i re-seated all the cables. thinking back to the soldering, i may have touched a small IC with the soldering iron, i dunno... any ideas?


Answer:have i ruined my laptop?

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Six months ago, I had a brand new soyo 6IZA board up for testing. Now, I have a deader than a doornail board and no idea what I did. Which of the three possiblities is most likely?
1) I changed the battery ( while board was in box )
2) I had my fingers all over this board ( usually I'm more careful )
3) I was rough trying to get illfitting cpu fan on

Any other possible causes ?

- M

Answer:What ruined this mobo?

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i had an hp (or maybe compaq- same difference) motherboard, asus mew-am stripped of all settings, that i had taken out of its original case, and put into a different one. keep in mind, the power supply for the hp/compaq board stayed in it's case.
so, when i tried to power on the board in it's new case, the fans worked blah blah blah, but no system beep. i found out that compaq makes "special" power supplies for their boards, and thus the atx power connector from the ps to the board has a different arrangement.
well, my question is, did i ruin the compaq/hp board by using the normal atx ps on it? i have the original ps connected to it now, and the fans all run ok, but no beep, no monitor response...

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Ever since I tried installing IE7 (I say "tried' since it said installation failed but it still asked for a reboot and the IE7 desktop icon was there after the boot) my computer has been giving me errors all over the place.
I wanted to do a system restore but its giving me this error "the procedure entry point InternetgetsecurityinfobyURLW could not be located in the dynamic link library" which I cant seem to get around.
I need a solution to this mess please. Thanks

-Cant remove IE7, says I need to be admin but I am.
-Cant install IE6, says I have a updated version of IE so theres no need.
-Cant System Restore.
-Cant use Maxthon without many tabs popping up and errors.
-Can use firefox.
-Cant play Online Games without popups from IE asking what to do with htm files.
-Manual deletion of IE didnt solve the Problem.

Answer:IE7 ruined my computer!

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So I went to run and used msconfig to get rid of my startup apps. I got a little curious and went to the "services" tab and unchecked everything. I restarted and well basically my computer is ****ed. The internet doesnt work, it's stuck in original mode (not flash like XP) and I cant change it.

I cant go back to services and recheck the things i unchecked because they are no longer there. I cant restore either cus i have no restore points.

My whole work revolves around that computer. please help. I will be waiting

Answer:Solved: I think I just ruined my PC.

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Question: Ruined stuff.

My mum, being the ****ing retarded ***** that she is, tried installing norton 360 and pressed yes to something regarding Java Script and a cookie, she can't remember what it was, because she just presses yes to anything because she is a total retard who i'm banning from the computer.

So. Now youtube videos no longer come up, google images dont show up, email page is all in basic text. and i don't get redirected when i make a post on a forum. those are the only symptons i've seen so far. So what the **** is up. I also can't add smileys from the side there >> they dont come up in text form.

Before you tell me to do something completely basic.

help please <3

Answer:Ruined stuff.

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Hi everyone,I have a problem. I resently wanted to reset my pc, but before that i had to make a backup of my importanty files, so i saved my files in usb. When the reseting process was complated, i tryed to get my files back, but the usb didn't work (whenever i plug it in i could hear the sound but nothing was showing up). So i tryed to fix it but made some changes that i shouldn't make (also deleted some things in Device Manager). After that i got windows errors, and i had to install windows again. Now i have new windows 10. But my pc is not like it was before. A lot of things are not working, like the touchpad [i tryed Fn + F7, also tryed to download drivers from acer website, but its still not working].So is there anything i can do to fix my pc? like reseting everything and making my laptop like what it was when i bought first, all default drivers and settings, ... [i have a backup of my files, so i don't care deleting everything] laptop: Aspire E 15 start [ES1-512-C162]

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Hi there,

Apologies I am not the most computer literate but will try and be as precise as possible with my query and hope your are able to help.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8250 with Windows XP. I felt the computer was running rather slowly so I ran the Disk Defgragment tool.

Unfortunately this seems to have messed me up. When I restarted PC it wouldnt move past a Black Screen after the Dell Logo loaded.

I used Config\System Missing - System Restore from Recovery Console article to perform system recovery

Was so happy it allowed me back onto my desktop....because I don't want to lose all of my documents and pictures etc

Now that I'm in though, there is no Start Menue and more importantly whilst It lets me plug in my external hard drive it doesnt let me paste or drag onto there...

It does cut because the icons go grey in colour..but not paste.

I have tried re installing the dell drivers - no luck
I cant perform a system restore via the DOS command (another article i followed)
I can't move to another folder option either.

Copy and Paste works for text if that helps

Hoping somebody can advise. Would be gutted if I got past the Black Screen issue and now couldnt solve this!

Please let me know if you require further information

Answer:Virus has ruined me!

It sounds like you are still suffering from the virus and it's after effects. Which one was it? (More for my curiosity)

I suggest that you read this sticky: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help
Follow the directions and post a new topic here:
Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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Question: Computer ruined?

Hi guys hello to everyone as this is my first post! :wave

Well recently i have downloaded some software from a site, now then i usually scan everything i have downloaded before i click on it, but this time for some reason i clicked on it. Basically the program was Reg Cure, so i clicked on it then it seemed like the computer was doing something as it was showing my the little sand dial on the cursor.

So i waited a bit and waited then Mcafee picked up that the software wasnt trusted, so i clicked block and block, then things went a little funny, i seemed to loose all icons on my desktop and the the blue bottom taskbar dissapperared. I tried to bring up task manager to close the file if it was even open (because it didnt look like it was), and the computer told me i had to be the administrator to do that, this is wrong as i am the administrator.

Now panicking i reset the computer hoping it was a one off, then to my surprise when booting up wsa fine came to input password no problem, then loading up it shows my icons on my desktop for roughly 1/2 mins then disappears.

So i thought right i will boot up in safe mode, exactly the same although this time there was a admin account aswell, which i didnt create.
So i logged into my account and the same although i was able to do a scan which stopped half way through, again no icons after 1/2 mins and taskbar invisible.

Has anyone heard of this before? Im really worried that my computer is buggered, ive got loads of ... Read more

Answer:Computer ruined?

Welcome to MajorGeeks!

If you suspect a virus, check out this link:


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Question: ruined install cd

installed win 2000 on spare computer. Since doing so the install cd[legal] was damaged to the point it is useless. what can I do to burn an image off the computer of what I need to make another Win 2000 disk?
What files do I need to copy. Please help!

Answer:ruined install cd

you can use norton ghost to make an image

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Well i am an idiot! My computer has been in trouble for two weeks now, but minor stuff, like a few lockdowns, no big deal. So i decided (i am an IDIOT) to clear the entire harddrive. So, i put in the windows xp disk, and installed it. well nothing got cleared!!! and now i assume i have two windows xp programs installed, because 3 gb is MISSING. the computer is MUCH slower, there is NO SOUND, (no audio), my programs are missing and my cd rom drive and dvd drive is not recognized. Guys, I love DVDs, so i have a USB 2.0 port to connect my dvd burner, and the comptuer says it does not recognize the USB hi-speed. It says: a device that requires USB 2.0, is plugged in, and it says that i do not have usb 2.0. and funny enough, some programs were left like netzero (thats what i am using now to write this message and aol). I do not know what to do, where to begin. and Microsoft works cannot install, it says the computer lacks and install shield. i am good with dvds and video but what are they talking about. HELP please. damn me

Answer:I have ruined my computer!!!

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Hello, I downloaded AOMEI Partition Assistant standard.I wanted to the change the partitions of my Lenovo G710As far I can remember there were 4 little, some Mb, partitions, one large (450? Gb) and again 2 partitions.The 450Gb one I resized to 150GB, made a new one of 150Gb en a new one of the rest  125GB(?)I want to make a data/backup partition and a win 10 partition.  Dual boot.After apply, the laptop almost immediately rebooted and a DOS like screen appeared. After a while the laptop rebooted and then the problem started.First message:Preparing automatic repair.Then something like evaluating problems (I have a Dutch version of windows 8)The pc hasn't started well, boot again.Or advanced options.I tried to boot over avanced options from usb. Didn't work. Secure Boot is turned off.Usb is formatted in fat 32 and once bios and now uefiBios version 8ECN95WW If in Bios Legacy support is choosen, the win 10 USB is accepted, but can't write on de hdd because it's uefiThere I noticed that partitions haven't been made. Just the first one was shrinked.Is there a solution to restoring my windows 8 partition? I could take the hdd out and use it as usb drive to repair it, on an other computer, but I don't know how. RegardsKosKos.

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Hello my name is Riviera and I really need help right now.

I just uploaded pictures from my digital camera to the computer and now it wont let me modify them. I am panicing! It deleted them off my camera and now I can't upload them anywhere or even modify them. I'm losing my son's memories.

This is the only time I didn't "Name" them when uploading because it said it was optional. Any other Windows I have had would just automaticly name them for me and no problem.

Now I can't modify and save. It tells me:

Changes to this picture have not been saved. The file may be read-only or you might not have permission to save to the pictures location.

They are not read only. I went into the properties and checked.

This is so horrible. I have never had to deal with this. I even took a mock picture and named it when I imported it and I can do what ever I want to that picture including save modifications. Please help! I can't lose these memories.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:It ruined my pictures!

Hello Rivierar, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Will it let you copy them to another location (ex: Desktop), then modify them from there instead?

Hope this helps,

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I have spent the last 2 days on the line with Microsoft experts. They tell me that I cant uninstall SP1. Since the automatic update for SP1 my computer just freezes. Whatever program is running says (not responding) and I cant Cntrl Alt Delete or anything. I end up having to cut the computer off and restart. Am I stuck with this, the worst update ever?

Answer:SP1 has ruined my computer...

Hello Andrew, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It sounds like something was interrupted or got corrupted during the installation of the SP1. You might consider doing a clean reinstall of Vista to fix this.

If you still only want to uninstall SP1 and are able to, then this tutorial below will help show you how to.

SP1 Uninstall

Hope this helps,

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Question: Touchscreen ruined

I have many problems with the fading touchscreen capability on my laptop. Every time I update/upgrade my operating system, the "dead spot" on my touchscreen keeps growing. My current OS is Windows 10 Pro. I don't know if it's temporary or
what, but I don't want to waste my time or money servicing it. After all, my laptop is out of warranty. Also, the driver is there, but I don't think it works anymore. Every time I uninstall the driver, it comes back immediately; under the display drop-down
box, which is in the display options of the Tablet PC Settings, it only shows the Mobile PC Display feature and nothing else; I found out that the tablet buttons were not installed. Moreover, the driver on the device manager does not match the driver in the
Windows registry. What should I do about all of this? Someone please help!

Jay Burch

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i was sitting at my desk checking a new motherboard i ordered out. i grounded myself prior to touching it, then put it back. a little bit later, i was holding the motherboard, checking it out (it was inside the anti static bag), then my finger touch the back of the board (there was an opening where i cut it earlier). is the motherboard ruined now?

Answer:new motherboard ruined?

dont panic matey you have to give it a pretty hearty whack of static too kill it ive handled loads over the years never killed one yet i guess ive been lucky if in doubt build your system on the table before shoving in your case

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My 8GB Dane-Elec had stopped working after following this tutorial to test out Chrome OS on my laptop.
Link: How To Run Chrome OS From a USB Drive and Use It On Any Computer - How-To Geek
Now I get this error when I try assigning a letter drive or formatting it:

Any help? Thanks!

Answer:8GB USB drive ruined

Hello Grant,

You might see if running the "Clean" command on the USB flash drive to completely wipe it out, then format it.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,

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Well, it has been a bad day today, I decided to install an old cooler I had so I took out my motherboard and installed it. I was getting 70c so I thought I had installed the cooler wrong. So I tightened the cooler , a bit too much I thing since I broke a screw. So basically the temps went down but since a screw was missing it wasnt optimal so I decided to reinstall the old cooler I had, well I realized suddenly the device that held the screws (located beneath the motherboard) was stuck, I got desperate and took it out with force. Well, I left a few dents on the motherboard and now it wont start. the dents seemed to break one of those tiny connections the motherboard has. The computer wouldnt start so I guess those dents ruined it. Im getting a new one tomorrow. Any comments?

Answer:I think I ruined my motherboard

unfortunately there isn't much left to be said except for....

whoops? heheh.

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Hello. I tried reinstalling Windows XP on my laptop over a virus-ridden version of XP, but while it was installing (used a disc), I lost my patience and decided it was probably frozen, so after a day and a half of it being at the same spot on the progress bar, I manually turned it off by pressing the power button. Now, when I boot my computer, it takes me to a black screen:

Please select the operating system to start:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Recovery Console

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Press ENTER to choose.
For troubleshooting and advanced startup options for Windows, press F8.

When I select "Microsoft Windows XP Professional, it loads into another black screen with a box that states that "the system is not fully installed. Please run setup again." It then resets the computer.
When I choose the "Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, it takes me to another screen:
Microsoft Windows XP<TM> Recovery Console.

The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.

Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.


Which Windows installation would you like to log onto
<To cancel, press ENTER>?

When I type in 1,
appears on a different line, and there's nothing to do afterward.
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Answer:Windows XP...RUINED!

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Question: BIOS ruined?

For the past couple of weeks I have been having some major PC trouble. Most of the time I can fix these things on my own and everything is fine but this is way over my head.

In an attempt to fix the problems I have been having recently I decided to update my BIOS to the latest version to see if that would have any effect. I have an ASROCK K7Upgrade-600 mobo and I downloaded the updates for the BIOS off of their website. I made a boot disk and ran the install. Everything went fine and it told me it had finished updating. The power cable must've been loose because at that point the power cut and the PC powered down. I had hoped that because it had finished updating that it wouldn't matter that the PC had 'rebooted' in that manner. I was wrong and now when the PC turns on, I get 2 quick beeps, a pause and then another beep. The motherboard uses an AMI bios and I looked up the beep codes but none match the beeps I am getting.

I did make a post regarding the other problems I have been receiving if that is any help: and my system specs are also there as well.

Any help is appreciated,


- Syphax

Answer:BIOS ruined?


Reset your CMOS, boot up and load in OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS. Tell us what happens.

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Question: Computer Ruined!?

Hey, I'm having a big problem here...Someone help me, please!!

I just got a brand new Dell computer with these specs:

P4 2.6
1 40 GIG Maxtor Hard Drive (C
120 GIG Western Digital Hard Drive (D (from my old computer)
ATI Radeon 9800

It ran fine the day I got it. The second day it started dropping me out of every video game I played, no matter what. Then it gave me a blue screen and error messages, regardless of whether or not I was playing a game. The latest message was this:

Stop: c000021a
{Fatal System Error}
The Windows Subsystem System process terminated
unexpectedly with a status of 0xC0000005

C0x75e94070 0x0066e1cc

The system has been shut down.

I have tried everything!!

Reinstalling Windows XP Home

Now I can't even get the computer to finish installing Windows. It just gives me a blue screen with error message towards the end of the installation. Does anyone know what this is all about?? The file it keeps referring to keeps changing. I'm completely at a loss. I've seriously tried everything I can think of, but now I'm afraid I'll have to get a new computer. I'd appreciate any help at all.


Answer:Computer Ruined!?

If you built the machine yourself, reset CPU, memory, cards, everything.

If you buy the machine from a store, return it immediately.

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Here is my Hijackthis.log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:38:25 PM, on 2/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TCServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\CrossMenu\CrossMenu.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\TMERzCtl.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Rotation Utility\TRot.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless Hotkey\TosHKCW.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TAudEffect\TAudEff.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Acceleration Utilities\TAcelMgr\TAcelMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Acceleration Utilities\Shaker\TSkrMain.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exe
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Answer:I am getting ruined by TrustedAntivirus...Help Please

Closing thread since it's a company computer and poster received help elsewhere:

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Ok well im using a crappy HP right now but i had 1.5 gb of RAM in it. I wanted to add another g stick in there to make it 2.5 but once i added my preformance actually slowed down. Ive taken out the extra stick to get it to its usual amount but its still f'ed up. Could the RAM upgrade have burned my MOBO? My PSU is louder than it usually is now and my games and programs arent what they were before i tried to add the other stick in. I reset my BIOS and its still the same. Is there any way to just reset and make it forget that i even put that in there?

Answer:Could This RAM upgrade have ruined my PC?

With those older computers, the replacement memory type has to be exactly like the original and there might be a low max limit too... I have an HP Pavilion 6630 (2000) It has PC100 SDRAM. It came with 64MB and it's max memory is 256MB. The processor is an Intel Celeron 500MHz running XP Pro, SP3 slowly

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Question: color is ruined

Since this morning the display of my computer has gone awry. Especially at the sides. The colours have changed to blue green yellow and they look horrid. Any idea what I can do?

Answer:color is ruined

is like that always? even during boot up, or only in windows?

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Question: Ruined harddrive

Stupid me managed to break one of the connection-pins on my ATA hard drive.

Someone who know if there is some way I can still use this harddrive. Recover my data without sending it in to some company that bills my ass off, for example..?

It is an 2.5" ATA (Hitachi)

Answer:Ruined harddrive

maybe try google?

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I was putting together my first build and accidently touched my motherboard while the psu was on and the cpu fan span for a moment, all components of the computer were also attached at this time... sheer terror. Later when I tried to start my computer I also realized one of the PCI-E cords (power supply) for my graphics card wasnt in far enough. I cant get monitor recognition of the computer or a beep code. What could I have ruined, the mobo, cpu, graphics card, others?? HELP

PS: I was able to get monitor recognition earlier when I used the screwdriver jump test and it looked fine

Answer:I think I ruined my motherboard

I would unplug and reset everything and see if that would take care of the problem.

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Hey all,

I wanted to test if one of my current 1 gig RAM sticks was working, so I decided to test it on my old pc (which was fully working)

Now my old pc has an MSI 8750 Neo 478 socket motherboard which supports ddr400/333/266 mhz ram ( I used 3x 512mb ddr4 sticks inside)

The RAM I put in to test was an OCZ 1024mb 3200 EL PLATINUM which I have no idea if compatible or not.

So the computer makes a loud buzzing noise and the monitor is in powersave mode not showing anything.

I take out the stick and put back the old ram... same thing!! So have I just fried or ruined my motherboard on this old pc? I never knew wrong ram could do this

Any suggestions would be great.

Answer:Have I ruined my Motherboard? :(

Try with the old RAM in another slot, if you're lucky, only the slot where the OCZ stick was in, was ruined.
FWIW, you can't even fit DDR2 sticks into a DDR board.

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I'm typing this on my phone so excuse the errors. Ill start from the beginning.

This all began with some video card coil whine that would only happen during heavy video load. After a while it wouldn't go away. It whined for hours even if the PC wasn't doing anything. At one point the other day the PC powered down. When I turned it back on, it was booting but the keyboard back light was blinking like crazy. I turned it off and replaced the video card. It stopped booting at all. No monitor signal, three different graphic cards. Every time the keyboard blinking like a madman.

So I assume its not the video card at all. Must be the mobo. I buy a new board, new CPU new ram and new psu. Install everything with the old hard drives and video card. Turn it on and the keyboards blinking again. Mouse isn't powering on at all. Windows starts to load and blue screens every time. The lights on the keyboard eventually stop but the keyboard doesn't respond.

So I try everything. Unplug the drives individually. Unplug the video card (even tried a different one). Unplug the keyboard, the mouse and the fans. unplug the front panel connectors and the audio cables. Mind you everything else is brand new. No luck. No response. The mobo posts but Windows blue screens and I can't try safe mode or get into the BIOS due to no keyboard response.

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Answer:Is all of my old and new hardware ruined?

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Hi laptop has been ruined by a program called registry mechanic please can someone fix it. It deleted some registry entries and everything stopped working even my nortons antivirus which then i was suseptable to viruses which i believe i have caught. I keep getting error messages aswell such as "NetgearCUv2 MFC applicationhas stoped working" and i cant connect to the internet i have to resort to coming round a friends house to use his internet.hope you can help heres my Hijack this log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:34:13, on 30/04/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\Marketing Tools\MarketingTools.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\AppMonUtil\AppMonUtility.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:help me laptop is ruined!!!

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

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Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 7.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918f11
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a7a6
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0003d13a
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: bfef
Additional Information 2: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863
Additional Information 3: bfef
Additional Information 4: e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863
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this piece of crap internet explorer has stopped working mind you i am on it right now but it does the stopped working error 2/3 times basically only when i start the internet exploreer. pice of shhhhhh help please im mad because i had to type thi again because when i was submitting the page it just decides to disconent and conect to a diferent netowkr BULLLLSSSSSSS


Answer:someone ruined my computer

Sounds like a possible Malware infection

Go to this board, read the first "Sticky" at the top very carefully, then post your HJ log on that board for expert help.

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I use Picasa 3 as my main viewer and to manage my pictures.
A few days ago I downloaded some more pictures, and the thumbnails looked ok (still do), so I erased the pictures from my camera.
However, everything I opened by Picasa since then, appears to be just a gray picture with some colors on the edges, and that's how it shows in other viewers as well.
Even pictures that were ok in the past, now turned gray after I opened it once in Picasa.
I uninstalled Picasa, but The pictures that were already corrupted seem to be ruined
p.s: I searched in the help forum of Picasa, and there's a similar problem reported a year ago (1/15/09) with no real response

Answer:Picture ruined by Picasa3? - Help...

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I recently tried to import a CD to my iTunes library ( iTunes 8.1.1) in the normal fashion, but after I put the CD in the drive, with iTunes open and waited for the name of the album and the little disc icon to appear on the left hand side of the screen as it always does. The disc did not appear.

After having to use the eject button on the keyboard (I couldn't eject via iTunes as it didn't register there was a disc in there!) I tried again, with exactly the same result. Frustrated, I gave up, assuming the problem was with the CD and gave up.

I've just tried to import another music CD (fresh from the shop, tested on a DVD player and proven to play fine) and the same thing has happened. iTunes fails to recognize there's any CD in the drive what so ever

I tried the Help ->Run Diagnostics -> CD/DVD drive test that the iTunes help told me to, but this again failed to recognize that there was a CD in the drive.

Now neither Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer will register there's a music CD or a DVD in the drive. I've tried with several films and several albums and the drive doesn't pick up on any of them.

Can anyone out there help?

Answer:iTunes Ruined my DVD/RW drive!

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Well, thats all it takes fellas, one tiny little scratch from a trusty screwdriver and WHAM no motherboard!! I bought an arctic cooling fan
and tried putting it on my mobo. It was too tight but I thought "it has too fit it was made for it" my screwdriver slipped and made a tiny gouge on one of the little "highways" (gold connectors that run from the cpu all along the motherboard) and now I have no mobo. No post, no nothing. (post is the nice little start up screen in DOS for those that aren't familiar). I cussed like a sailor and finally sat down in disbelief. Life really bites the big one right now. If not for a good friend at the LAN that let me borrow his extra mobo, I would be waiting for a week(s) without a computer and going through withdrawl worse then any crack addict. BE CAREFUL PUTTING ON THOSE CPU FANS.

Answer:ruined my mobo with a scratch!!!! bud, what mobo was it?

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Okay, I have searched the forums without success.

After I installed SP2 my CD-Burner started making coasters and my DVD software has terrible playback(video & audio). I have all MS,PowerDvD & Nero updates installed. No improvement. My system worked fine before SP2. Can I live without it? The control panel has the option to uninstall.

Oh, and my PC is slower now. Go figure.

Answer:XP SP2 ruined Power DVD XP & Nero 6

I had weird issues when I first installed it, too. Bear in mind that I am anal about security, the order of my registry, fragmentation and the general order of my computer. I probably spend as much time maintaining it as I do using it. I say this because if your machine is in sloppy condition, problems can be expected with this update package. Your computer should be in decent order with zero spyware, etc. Still, you can have issues. I did. My fix was easy, so maybe you will get lucky, too. Uninstall SP2, defragment, check for spyware, run a virus scan, update what programs that you can, clean your registry of useless entries with a decent cleaner, and reinstall SP2. Most likely that will cure your problems.

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Bought it 6 or 7 months ago for $155 or so, prices really aren't going down on the 6600GT.

Anyways, I thought it'd be cool to overclock it, but I my idle temps were 52 and I was about 75 under load, so I bought the Zalman VF700 for it.

Removed my old fan, installed this monster fan, and they did say it takes up a PCI slot, but it takes up a PCI slot and then some.

I have my PCI-E slot, then a PCI slot below it, and then firewire cables below the PCI slot that connect to the motherboard.

I started my computer without realizing that those cables were blocking the fan. I didn't realize because it was a tight fit next to the PCI slot below it, then the cables, then my soundcard below that and I was just in a hurry to go test it out. So I basically turned on my PC with no fan for my video card, screen flashed for a second then went black.

There's my story of how I screwed myself out of a $200 investment tonight.

Answer:Ruined my 6600GT tonight

That shouldn't have done anything really, I can run my 6600GT with the Zalman cooler with no fan and it works fine. I think there may be a short circuit or something, try reseating it maybe. Also did you remember to plug the power back into the card when you replaced it?

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Hello fine people!!!

Ahh, some virus called "the colombia virus" was put on my system because I tried to download "Mr. Roboto". (piracy doesn't get you far!). Anyway, it infected all my images and mp3's. It turned them into Visual Basic Scripts...

Anyway, my virus program doesn't detect it, but I know its a virus because I opened it with my Hex Editor, and read it. If it's helpful, I'll be happy to paste the source code.

Jeeze, all my mp3's are messed up!!! NOOOOOOO!!!



Answer:Ahh! some virus has ruined my mp3's and images!

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My computer I bought Windows OEM Ultimate with was faulty and wouldn't remember bios settings when the power went off (even with a new battery).

So I took my windows vista OEM and installed it on another old computer I had (as someone on the forum said it would be fine as long as I wasn't using in on two pcs), and it said it activated successfully and worked for a while but when I installed the service pack (due to lots of faults, crashes etc), now it says an unauthorized change was made and it won't start.

So I am now trying to fix the problem with the old computer (it might be the prong in the battery holder). or maybe I can solder some wires connected to a new battery holder.
But now is the windows ruined and invalidated because I installed in on a new old computer, if I try and install it back on the original computer will it not work either and is invalidated for good?

Most of the time I had windows vista oem (after being used for a year or so initally) it was just sitting on the shelf for many years. So there is no chance of it being used for two computers at the same time. But it was OEM.

The only other thing it could be was that because of a fault with windows vista (control panel or any other config windows wouldn't open) which many other people experienced and ms wouldn't fix (according to a thread) I read on the forum about a script to restart some sort of service to fix the problem, which worked and fixed the problem.

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Answer:Is Windows ruined now for good?

You should be able to reinstall on either PC, you might have to call to get it activated, buts only a few minutes

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Well today is of course pay day. I decided that after work i would head to the computer store (instead of going home and sleeping ). i bought my new PSU, a 485W ENERMAX. I got home, with an anxiouty in the air, i rush up stairs to install my long awaited NEW PSU!!... well it turns out that i should have done some research because the MAIN CONNECTOR WAS TO BIG!! man o man was i disapointed . Well out of a sense of splurging im gonna go out and buy a new mobo. haha.

Recommendations plz!


P.s. my comp specs are in the sig and keep in mind BUDGET. no high tech expensive stuff

Answer:nooo! a moment ruined!!

Yikes!.. So u want to buy a new mobo just for the PSU man? Why don't u return the PSU and just get a compatible PSU?

If I remember correctly, the Enermax Noisetaker 485 W (which I presume is the one), has a 24 pin connector. And ur mobo has a 20 pin?.. If that's the case, why not just get a adapter?

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hey all, i have a huge problem, for what ever reason i went into the MSCONFIG section of windows. i did a simple change to my start up programs, you know turned off the junk. anyway when my PC restarted it asked me to validate windows and so i did, after the validation i found my PC had reverted to a crappy windows version with everything screwed up, all my network connections were gone {including internet} when i go into control panel, its says windows explorer has encountered an error and must close etc, the list is endless, now my PC was a thing of beauty and never had any problems loadings or running anything, please help! oh and also in an attempt to fix i repaired windows {didn't help} so now its back to SP1 and the updates wont work! please help

Answer:MSCONFIG Ruined My Computer!

Welcome to TSG....

Sounds like you did this without doing any research on what you were turning off and turned off too much at one time. THis is one area that you write down each thing you are going to turn-off and just do one at a time and then to reboot after each one is a good thing to do this way if you do a wrong one you know to turn it back on. There are sites that help you to know what is the function of the items in there but that is too late.

There is really only one solution to this at the present time since you will never get all of the processes turned back on with out knowing each and every one and that is a clean installation of Windows.

I hope you have the windows install software on hand for this, if you do not then you will have to contact the manufacturer of the computer and order it or purchase it thru a retail outlet near you.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable and do the following:

I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please use Internet Explorer to view this article

Microsoft KB - How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP = Read more

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Ok so I was dealing with a faulty HDD issue and I got a little physical with my computer. I punched it in its side while it was on, the next thing I know the computer is still running but nothing is on the screen. I thought at first that I might have burned out the video card when I punched it, so I took the vid card out and plugged the monitor into the on-board video and still nothing.. this leads me to believe that the motherboard is no good. I took the motherboard out of the case and examined the underside of it... there seems to be some track marks trailing around on the board surface. Now I'm no motherboard manufacturer but this does not quite look normal. Although they don't look like your typical burns (big black, brown, and obvious) from a motherboard catching on fire when you look very close you can see a trail of tiny white dots coursing through out the board surface. Is it possible that this is the result of me banging my computer around while it was on resulting in a kind of shock? And if so does this mean that the other components will be burned out as well including the CPU?

Answer:Motherboard Possibly Ruined?

1) I wouldn't think shock damage is likely to break a motherboard, but it is possible
2) I think it is far more likely you shook something loose. Re-seat the processor and RAM to see if that fixes it. Re-seating the processor will require a fresh application of thermal grease; ask if you don't know how to do that.
3) While a motherboard breaking can fry other components, it is not likely. The only way to know for sure is to test the new components in a known-working motherboard.

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Hi guys, was having trouble with shockwave, kept giving me missing shockwave decompression extra error. Tried a number of things and couldn't get it to work, so followed shockwave repair off microsoft site. Go to last para

To resolve this issue, use the following methods in the order in which they are presented.

NOTE: To follow these steps, you must have Macromedia Shockwave version 8.0 or later installed on your computer.
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Uninstall Shockwave
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
Click Shockwave, and then click Add/Remove.
Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the Shockwave software.
NOTE: If the uninstallation process fails, continue with the next section.
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Delete the Macromed Folder
Right-click Start, and then click Explore.
In the left pane, double-click Windows.
Double-click System.
Right-click Macromed, and then click Delete.
Click Yes to accept the deletion.
Close the Exploring System window.
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Run Shockwave Removal
Download and run the Shkwvfix.exe file. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

ShkWvfix.exe (
Release Date: Dec-15-2000

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsof... Read more

Answer:Shockwave and Flash Ruined :(

try a repair of Internet Explorer(add remove programs) then try download

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Question: Ruined hard drive?

I did the stupid trick of reversing the plug on my hard drive. Now the BIOS doesn't see the HD when it is plugged in correctly. Did I fry it?

Answer:Ruined hard drive?

Does it spin up and make any noise?

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last night i rebooted my pc, which i usually leave on continuously. When it came back on chkdsk came on and recomended that i run it (why? i don't know). Anyway it seemed to make A LOT of changes as far as deleting files, moving files, restoring files, etc. When Windows XP then booted up everything seemed ok. Unfortunately that was not the case. I can not load certain programs now (they hourglass comes on for a few seconds then disappears) When I go to my ISP homepage it says there is a problem between it and my security software which according to them is either Norton or ZoneAlarm. Well I don't even have either of those programs - I just Just AntiVir and Windows firewall. Plus i can surf the internet using IE. Anyway one of the programs I can not load is my Firefox browser. I figured maybe I would just download it again to fix the problem. Unfortunately the download icon on the firefox page doesn't even appear! Also certain links on other pages that show as Javascript do not work. Also an error keeps popping up at random saying that it "can not run the application in this environment" and mentioning something about a MS subsystem and a number 16. Other programs that dont work is my HP digital imaging software and windows help. Is there a way to fix this? is this a registry problem?

Answer:CHKDSK has ruined my computer

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Ok so i installed a new theme on my computer, but all i gto was the background and the sounds. So i tried to get xp back, but it wouldnt work. Now all that i can get is windows classic. HELP>[email protected]!>[email protected]>@>

Answer:Solved: My life is ruined

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Is it possible to ruin a HDD through software?

I was attempting to set up a Vista / XP home dual boot. I set up a new 50GB partition on the vista drive using disk management & shrink. When I went to install XP but XP didn't see the partition as 50GB but 131GB or 131072 MB to be exact (on a 320 sata drive).

I screwed around with volumes & partitions in diskpart, ended up dumping the Vista install. I think I got the disc back to its original size & shape of 320. Went back to Vista and used their install procedure to set the drive up again as C: 50 and D: 248 partitions. Went back to XP install but it wasn't seeing the 50 & 248 just this weird 131072 MB (for both C: and D: ) business again. So being fed up I just decided to install XP using the 131 size it was giving me but it's now in this loop where it then prepares to set up by copying files, resets, then asks me to do it all again (install on to what drive, format because there is *something* on there, copies files).

If I go back to Vista install and check it still gives me the option to install to either a 50 GB partition or a 248 GB partition.

Does anyone know what is going on? Is the drive screwed or is it an XP issue?

I've spent about 5 hours on this going around in circles and I'm going spare.

Answer:Ruined Hdd? Xp Install Issue?

I believe that XP must be installed first.

You can use the XP installation program to setup your partitions.

Boot into the XP installer, then use the disk partiton screen to delete all partitions. Repartition as you see fit. Install XP.

Once XP is installed your should be able to install Vista on the other partition. Vista's boot loader will override XP's so everything should work well.

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Hello everyone. It literally took me 20 minutes just to register on this website, so I am pretty hopeless right now.I came here because I have no any other solution and I need a professional advice..This is what I did.. I wanted to lower my ping a bit on an online game, so like any other stupid kid I went to google and searched for a way.What I found was a "simple" trick or whatsoever on regedit, all you need to do is add few lines. But when I did that, my network got destroyed. If I had a ping of 100 before, I've got 13k now. Loading a video on Youtube takes hours. Loading a simple page like this became unbearable.I'll copy exactly what they said to do:A few hints to lower your ping in many online games:1) Run regedit and find the following location?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\2) Add a new DWORD (32-bit) named ?TcpAckFrequency? and set its value to ?1″ under the desired interface.3) Add a new DWORD (32-bit) named ?TCPNoDelay? and set its value to ?1″ as well.4) Next, find this location?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters5) Add a new DWORD (32-bit) naned ?TCPNoDelay? and set its value to ?1″.6) Close regedit, reboot, and you?re done.I tried deleting those lines, setting them to 0 to 2, back to 1. I tried using my regedit backup to delete what I did, I tried doing a system restore to a day ago.. a week.. even 2 months... Read more

Answer:Ruined network with regedit

Let's try a couple basic things first

Start > cmd.exe


ipconfig /all > Desktop\net.txt
ipconfig /release >> Desktop\net.txt
ipconfig /renew >> Desktop\net.txt
netstat -a >> Desktop\net.txt
netstat -s >> Desktop\net.txt

Press <enter> after each line

Once you have done this, copy and paste the contents of the net.txt on your desktop into your post

Note for staff: This should probably be moved to Windows 7, it doesn't appear to be a malware issue

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Hello to all. I am here looking for help with a strange problem I've run into at work opening csv files in excel 2010 on Windows 7. The problem I have also occurs with these files at home - Window Vista, excel 2010.
According to my supervisor, the other person who uses these files opens them with excel and no problems.
So, on to the problem.
The csv files are product orders from internet an dealer. A very very VERY big internet dealer. They contain 12 digit UPC codes - always 12 digits. When I open the file in excel the UPC codes are in scientific notation, but that isn't the problem. The problem is that the last 6 of the 12 digits are zeros. I've tried importing instead of opening, and setting the format to text, but still the last 6 are zeros. No kind of formatting gets the correct data back.
My first thought was that it happened in the creation of the file but my supervisor just tells me that the other person who uses the files has no bad data.
The data is downloaded from the dealer and then saved by this other person. I'm not sure of her process. Only that she gets it online and saves it without doing anything to it. This results in a csv file that has the problem I described for myself, and a good usable file for her.
Maybe someone here knows this process and what might be happening to ruin my data. Thank you for taking the time to read my problem.

Answer:Ruined UPC codes in Excel

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I got this antivirus a couple of nights before and i decided to install it last night. But during the instalation it gave me some errors saying that some file does not exist and that i should make it. But it didnt tell me what file and i could only click ok. It did that a couple of times untill it said that it was installed and i had the option of restarting now or later. I chose later because i was playing Football Manager 06 and i had to save the game and get out of it first.But i noticed that after the instalation nothing worked anymore. Jesus, i cant even access paint to post a picture of what error it gives me on anything i click. It says : The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create in the Foler Options control panel. :SWhats annoying about it is that i cant do a system restore. If i go to click on that i get that message. I'm not a computer wiz, but i know that sometimes it's better to work in safe mode. So i did go there and i tried to do a system rstore there but even in safe mode i get these problems. Only that safe mode asks you if you are there just to do a system restore. I say yes and System Restore"shows" up. Only that it is a blank window and nothing else will happen. I dont know what to do anymore. I'd hate to lose all my memory sisnce i have about 90GB of taken memory right now.Please help if you can.

Answer:NortonAntivirus06 ruined my comp

Have you tried uninstalling Norton and seeing if that helps. I've had problems with fire walls and anti virus software Where my settings have been changed and found the easiest route was uninstalling the product and starting againNigel

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hi there. I used "Regcleanr" on my laptop and by mistake I deleted a whole list of some sort, maybe the Registry? since then I cannot access any program on my PC and cannot run anything in the "Run" window. anything I do, this message pops up: <This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel>.I can get online but I cannot use any program, not Control Panel, nor System Restore. The same message pops up! Please help, I cannot run any exe. file  Any solution to fix the problem and not lose data?Thanks a lot.

Answer:Regcleanr.exe ruined my computer??help!

1) Open regcleaner and use the restore feature2) If that doesn't work use system restore3) If that doesn't work you can restore the file associations manually NEVER use registry cleaners.

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Hi Guys,
This is my first post so please excuse me if I don't provide something of detail.

I have a C-Media Audio Controller with the audio codec CMI8768. I'm running Windows 7 with driver version

For some reason my audio was working last night, and then when I plugged and unplugged my iphone, my sound just stopped working. Everything is the same as it was 2 days ago. The volume equaliser shows that there is sound as the green is jumping up and down. My microphone is also working. I've tried different connections at the back of my computer but have had no success. It's almost as though the computer is working fine but my speakers just wont hear it...

I've tried uninstalling the drivers, and reinstalling them as well as disconnecting and reconnecting the sound card.

Can you help me?????



Answer:iPhone ruined my sound?? Help!

have you tried a restore to before you added the iphone

system tools>
system restore>
choose a date before the issue

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Hello everybody!

I have a spreadsheet that contains details about various TXT files: the first column contains the files' names, and the following columns describe various parameters of the files. Every cell in the first column is also a hyperlink, to that particular file. The localisation of the files on the hard-drive is such that each one is in its own subfolder in D:\Data\.

When I opened the spreadsheet today, I noticed that none of the links were working, and when I checked the hyperlinks, they had all changed from D:\Data\Subfolder\File.txt into C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\Subfolder\file.txt

Can anyone suggest (1) why this might have happened all by itself (or what I might have done that had this as an effect), and (2) how I can fix the links (other than by manually correcting each hyperlink.. there are about 500 rows in the spreadsheet!)

Thank you very much in advance for any help!


Answer:Solved: Ruined hyperlinks...

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