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How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

Question: How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

Whenever I boot up my VAIO (VGN-SZ750N) laptop an all-blue screen appears only momentarily, so that there's no time to read any of what is clearly a very wordy warning in white typescript that fills the whole screen. How can I stop this long enough to read it and take whatever action it recommends?

then, something happens that may be related to this . . .

soon afterward, a boxed message appears saying: "System has recovered from a serious error . . . " Clicking on this results in a huge number of figures that would challenge anybody who attempted to write them down.

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Preferred Solution: How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

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Answer: How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

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Just built a new system. Nothing fancy. MSI mATX board, 512 ram, 80 gig HD. It went together well and boots just fine, but part way through the boot I can see WARNING! ....... There is a short message after that but it boots to fast to read. I have booted numerous time in attempt to hit the pause key at just the right time, but I keep missing it.

Is there a way to slow it down or boot by line item so I can see this message?

Thanks all, Ohio Girl
 

Answer:XP boots to fast to read warning

Hi Ohio,

Is it AMI BIOS or Award BIOS, you'd better take several screenshots.
 

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:-oJust built a new system. Nothing fancy. MSI mATX board, 512 ram, 80 gig HD. It went together well and boots just fine, but part way through the boot I can see WARNING! ....... There is a short message after that but it boots to fast to read. I have booted numerous time in attempt to hit the pause key at just the right time, but I keep missing it.

Is there a way to slow it down or boot by line item so I can see this message?

Thanks all, Ohio Girl
 

Answer:XP boots to fast to read warning

well if it can boot up normal and run normaly i don't see why that error would matter
 

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Hiya-Hello. (Osu, I feel bad, two topics on BC right off the bat. Too many computer problems. Sorry for the somewhat spamming.)

I'm in the process of trying to repair my good friend's laptop.
EDITED: It's a Compaq: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,HP, Presario V600.

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Here is the problem: The laptop starts up and shows the main "Compaq" screen. With the press Esc for setup, and so forth.
If you try to run Windows normally, you get a lovely blue-screen of death.
Safe mode is the same.
And last know good configuration, also gives a blue screen.

Here is another issue. I do not even have a second to read the error message when the laptop will restart.
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I want to know if I can find a way to view the message without tweaking the Control Panel (I can not reach it.)
And, if this is a driver or hardware issue, that can, or can not be fixed.

Anyway, thank you for checking out my topic, and for any assistance you can provide me with. : )

Answer:Blue screen on startup in all modes, laptop restarts too fast to read the error

Use Disable automatic restart on system failure.

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Before I even get a chance to see what it says or refers to. Anyone ever heard of this and or what it could be an indication of?
 

Answer:Solved: Dialog box appears then disappears on startup

You don't give us a lot to go on SG. Do you see an outline of the box? Is it about 6"x4"? Do you run Zone Alarm?
ANY more info would be good.
 

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after I read my e-mail it disappears automatically and I can't find it again

Answer:after I read my e-mail it disappears

if you could mention what e-mail client (windows live mail, outlook, thunderbird...ect) you are using that would helpSome web-based e-mail suppliers (ones you access through firefox or internet explorer) redirect you to "Unread E-mails", and once you have read them they dissapearMake sure you are in the "Inbox" folder, either that or find a folder labelled old or read messages

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Over the past few days e-mail messages disappear, can't find them, after I've ticked the box to close them they just disappear. Luckily I printed out an e-mail confirmation from easyJet before it went. This never used to happen, but I've changed ISP's and some of the settings may have been changed. Any ideas? Thanks

Answer:E-mail message disappears after I've read it !!

Is this webmail or POP mail, TommyRed? What is your email client, operating system and new ISP?

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I have a Philips standalone DVDR 75, and I was always able to play DVD+RWs created on it in my Optorite dd0201 burner, and as for those DVD+Rs that got messed up by the Philips, I could always extract most of the recordings as raw data using iso-buster.
It had started getting awkward before I upgraded the firmware, but now it won't read any disks, in any way, that haven't been finalised. Worse than that, it completely disappears from my computer until I take the Dvd out and reboot.
is the problem likely to be with the Opto, or the Philips?
when I did the firmware, had shows the most recent one, but now I'm wondering whether I should have used the older firmware first, and then the latest one, but no instructions were given about this on Optorites website.
 

Answer:Opto DVD burner disappears when asked to read!

Could simply be that one or the other is on it's last legs as you mentioned you had problems before the FW upgrade. Try a Philips disc in another rig or pop your burner in another rig.
 

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Hi I have tried many things and I still have a problem
Dell XPS 8910
Hitachi HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU90N
I can see the drive letter E of my DVD
But when I open the tray and put in another CD-R it just disappears from My PC and device manager
Very odd ?

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i think i downloaded something wrong, then now, when i restart my computer, my desktop icons briefly appear, and then they disappear. now all i see, is my wallpaper.

can anyone help me? very urgent.

thanks!


here's a most recent hijackthis log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:41:15, on 22/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer eConsole\MediaServerService.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.ex... Read more

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I am running Windows Vista on my desktop. Early this morning I encountered a problem with Google redirecting me to other sites. I was also getting pop-ups advertising blinkz. I came here to find out how to remove the Google redirection issue when I suddenly had the Vista Security 2012 crap popping up telling me that my computer was infected (please, tell me something I didn't already know) and then tried to run a fake scan, which I stopped. The pop-ups kept coming, so I disconnected the router and reset it (as one post suggested). After reconnecting the router, I tried opening Internet Explorer and window came up asking which program I would like to use to open it. That's when I discovered that no 'exe' would open up. The only option I'm given to open anything is Internet Explorer (ironic) even if I click on something else, and if I select IE then it will try to download the file I'm trying to open.

I can't perform anyhting in "Read and Run Me First" because of this. I've tried a some fixes for the 'exe' issue, even Microsoft's site, but have had no luck. I've also received the BSOD twice.

Please help!
 

Answer:Going nowhere fast! Can't do Read/Run Me First

P.S. - This is a home built computer. It is a 32 bit. The computer is not new, but it is fairly new to me and Windows has not been updated from what I was told.
 

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My XP SP2 just keeps rebooting with a blue screen.. I have to take it to work for a disk wipe and reinstall. I have about a year's worth of Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer favorites/bookmarks on there that I do not want to lose. They were not saved or exported prior to the the death of this XP install. The XP install IS NOT bootable. I am accessing it with a Linux LiveCD like Knoppix (but not Knoppix). I would really appreciate it if you can tell me where to find the bookmarks/favorites for these browsers so that I can save that file or folder to a thumb drive before they are lost forever.
 

Answer:XP: Please, I need help fast, please read below

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Hi all,

I recently started using ReadyBoody on my Sandisk Cruzer Edge 16GB USB, and when I needed to copy files into the USB, I could simply go right click USB > Properties > ReadyBoost > turn off ReadyBoost.

However, now I have a message " this device is mounted read-only. This usually happens with write-protected media or when BitLocker Policy's setting has prohibited write-access ..." but in actual fact, I hadn't done any write-protection, nor turned on BitLocker.

I can't format it (though, I wish I could, if I could), because it is says it is write protected, and I have tried formatting through Safe Mode with Command Prompt too, no success. Also have tried using PNY UFD UFIX II Formatting tool, with no success.

I have also turned off BitLocker settings so that it allows writing, but to no success. I've also seen a couple of posts regarding going to regedit and changing that values in Storage Drivce Policies and usbstor to "0" but with no success.

My USB has no write-protection button/ switch on it either.

The strangest thing is I can see the ReadyBoost Cache file on my USB. It's not an issue of turning ReadyBoost on or off (so please dont start going on about how useless it may be like some other threads ...), but an issue of reclaiming my USB.
Anyone that can help me reclaim my USB? Thanks all

Answer:Cannot turn off ReadyBoost from USB, disk appears to be read-only

To be frank, if this were my Stick and there was nothing on it that I needed then I would bin it. There is clearly a problem with it so it cannot be trusted not to fail next time you use it. Not worth trying to save. They are so cheap nowadays!

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Sometimes, when I turn off my computer a messageappears just prior to the machine turning off but it disappears so quickly I am unableto read it. It appears to be a warning and is about two lines long with a red box underneath. Is there any way of finding out what the messageis and if it is indicating that I have a problem with my computer.Thank you sorry to be so vague.Pat C

Answer:After Turn Off- message appears unable to read

I used to get the same message as well. Especially when i often hibernated. I once did read it but i have forgotten now. all i remember is that there is nothing to worry about. it is harmless.Hope i could help. and i hope it is the same sort of messaege.Doctor

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Hey.

Lets start with this.

I have an asus p5p800-vm mobo, a pentium d 2.6ghz (i know the d isnt the best but whatever), 2gb of ram, a creative sound blaster audigy se, 1x80gb sata 7200 rpm hdd, 1x200gb 7200 rpm sata II hdd, 1x250gb sata II 7200rpm hdd, and a saphire radeon x1650 pro with 512mb ddr3, sony dvd player, and lg burner.

Not a horrible pc to my standards.

Now WoW runs fine (my subscription is running up and im bored of it anyway), and genereally speaking prey runs fine. Now Wow never used to run. Basicaly everygame except prey the videos played fine, liek everythign worked except when I went to play games its like i had a sticky keyboard all my commands would lag to **** but the mouse was fine, video was smooth etc. So i formatted and the same problem was there. I bought a new copy of windows xp pro and it has ALL of the updates on it, and everything. Then WoW worked fine and prey would run a bit better, I also noticed a slight increase in pc performance.

Now except for the above two games all the video lags, like its really choppy (even on lowest settings), and I have updated all the drivers. I have had this problem for months and its driving me crazy as I have soem games I woudl liek to play and I cant figure this out.

The games Ive tested that lag (liek my computer is too ****ty to play them): cs source, half life 2, half life 2 deathmatch, half life 2 lost coast, prey, wow, pariah, tomb raider legend, tomb raider anniversary (which i want to pl... Read more

Answer:fast pc but games lag.. please read

Ok, so you did some hardware check, you have multiple hard drives, which one is the os on? I see that you reformatted, did you try putting stuff on another HD, if you have multiple items/programs pulling from all these drives at the same time, it could cause some issues, did you think about that? Obviously its not your vga, and I high doubt its the keyboard, lol.
 

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Hi, this message appears when I turn my laptop on: 'A disk read error occurred'.I'm not sure what the reason is, I have check several sites about it and also on www.vaio-link.combut it doesn't really tell me much. Something about CMOS settings on my laptop, but I don't know where that is. I happens all the time I turn my computer on and all it says is that message and to press Ctrl, Alt & Delete to restart. However I have to do that several times till i can actually get the Windows XP screen to appear. Can someone help me? And tell me what the problem is? And how to solve it?

Answer:'A disk read error occurred' message appears

Sounds like you have a failing hard drive.  Is it still under warranty?Persevere until you manage to boot into Windows, then run a thorough Scandisk on the drive:  Bring up Windows explorer; right-click on the hard drive (C: ).  Click properties.  Select the Tools tab; press the Check Now button.Make sure both option boxes are check, then click Start.  Be aware that this process can take a long time (hours).

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Help! I suspect my HD is crashing... again. I keep getting some type of a box flash on my screen... it has a blue header and is a black box, looks like a DOS command or something in the blue header. But, it flashes so fast sometimes I can't see anything at all, and sometimes I can see enough to see the blue header and black box. I think the blue header has a DOS command, or an address in it (maybe something like D:\volume ??). I can't really read what the header says, it is just too fast. I don't see anything in the box. Any suggestions, thoughts? I did a virus scan, ad scan, spyware scan this morning and had no viruses or ads, a few things came up on the spybot scan but I have gotten rid of them, rebooted and the same problem. Have also deleted all cookies and temp internet files and still the same problem. Again, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Has happened 2 times in the length of time it has taken me to type this, and I type pretty fast. Thx.

Answer:Box flashing on screen, too fast to read.

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Have 4 HDDs mounted in case. 3 of them are fine. The WDC W20EADS tests at an average write speed of 1MB/s, read is 80MB/s. Every now and then it comes right and the write speed is also around 80MB/s.

Stuck in the bottom of the case it runs quite warm 35C to 45C.

Is the drive failing, or running too warm?

Answer:HDD slow write, fast read

I might suggest downloading Western Digitals data lifeguard diagnostic program to check the drive. It should tell you what you need to know.

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Twice in the last week I've gotten a BSOD which remained visible for only a few seconds, too short a time for me to read what it said other than "If this is the first time..." I tried a system restore but it did not work

Answer:BSOD on and off screen too fast to read

Much of the information is missing from your upload and there is only one dump file in there that is months old
Please run the SF tool again and wait for all the files to be collected and ensure your machine is set to configure small dumps as per the bsod info

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Doe anyone have any free programs to recommended to test the read/write of my computer? Going to SSD and want to do some comparison testing after I get it.
 

Answer:Testing how fast my read/write is?

brahman said:





Doe anyone have any free programs to recommended to test the read/write of my computer? Going to SSD and want to do some comparison testing after I get it.Click to expand...

Here's a program that may suit your needs.
 

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Hi all, upon reboot, I'm getting a message flashing up & disappearing too fast to read. It says something like 'failed to initiate'.The message doesnt appear at bootup.What do I do to make it so that I can read this message?Thankyou MikeUsing XP home sp2

Answer:Message flashes up 2 fast 2 read help please

try looking in the event veiwer for problems

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Help! I suspect my HD is crashing... again.   I keep getting some type of a box flash on my screen... it has a blue header and is a black box, looks like a DOS command or something in the blue header. But, it flashes so fast sometimes I can't see anything at all, and sometimes I can see enough to see the blue header and black box. I think the blue header has a DOS command, or an address in it (maybe something like D:\volume ??). I can't really read what the header says, it is just too fast. I don't see anything in the box. Any suggestions, thoughts? I did a virus scan, ad scan, spyware scan this morning and had no viruses or ads, a few things came up on the spybot scan but I have gotten rid of them, rebooted and the same problem. Have also deleted all cookies and temp internet files and still the same problem. Again, any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Has happened 2 times in the length of time it has taken me to type this, and I type pretty fast. Thx.

Answer:Box flashing on screen too fast to read

maybe the bLaster worm.............this happens on boot up yes......try a removal tool.........on this site we have one .......have butchers.....<[email protected]@K>

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Many people will want to prepare by using the built in Windows system image function as advised in the Windows Central article to back up first. This is good advice, but there is a major issue you need to understand first. Otherwise your backup will refuse to restore with a cryptic error and the info you need is extremely hard to find on the net. At this point the general advice on the net is that your backup is corrupt and you're stuffed. This, however, may well be untrue.
Thing is, Windows (at least 8 & 7) cannot restore to a GPT formatted drive (all UEFI systems boot from a GPT drive, so most modern PCs) if your system image is saved to a GPT drive (all drives with a partition bigger than 2TB are GPT, so most modern backup drives). It will make the image fine, but as soon as you try to restore... cryptic error.
The solution is to move your backup image to a traditional MBR formatted drive (if your only option is >2TB then wipe it, reinitialise to MBR and make a small partition <2TB). Then the image will restore perfectly. It turns out Windows CAN restore an image to a GPT drive but only from an image stored on an MBR drive.
So if you're caught at your most digitally vulnerable, with your virtual trousers down and your recovery stick in hand, Don't Panic! Just remember this post.
...MESSAGE ENDS...
...KEEP CALM
AND
CARRY ON!...

Answer:WARNING! Before updating to W10 PLEASE read this.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Hi everyone,Just received this message in my e-mail so I thought I'd better post it here just in case.See message below:"During the next several weeks be VERY cautious about opening or launching any e-mails that refer to the World Trade Centre or 9/11 in any way, regardless of who sent it. PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. For those that don't know, 'WTC' stands for the World Trade Centre. This is very dangerous because people will open it right away, thinking it's a story relating to 9-11. Do not open "WTC Survivor"...It is a virus that will erase your whole "C" drive. It will come to you in the form of an E-mail from a familiar person. I repeat, a friend sent it to me, but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and now he can't even start his computer! Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all. If you receive an email called "WTC Survivor" do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer."RegardsDumfy

Answer:Virus Warning....Please read.

WTC Survivor Hoax Reported on: October 29, 2001 Last Updated on: October 29, 2001 03:42:20 PM Symantec Security Response encourages you to ignore any messages regarding this hoax. It is harmless and is intended only to cause unwarranted concern.

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To make the long story short, I ran combofix before reading the warning against doing so.

Having read the warning, I can fully appreciate the admonition not to, and I consider myself lucky as it appears I have been spared any damage to my system.

Regardless, malware was found and removed. I am quite certain what was removed was malware, as I had previously detected the software at issue as malware and thought I had successfully removed it from my system, and it turns out I was wrong.

The malware appears to have been using my video card as a bitcoin mining device, which is consistent with the symptoms I was having. (Vaguely unresponsive at times, but little network activity.)

The intense use of the video card actually caused a failure of the GPU (Nvidia underfil problem), which I corrected using the heat-gun reflow technique. That's off topic.

Anyway.

Combofix found and removed this file along with the bitcoin files, but, as is stated in the instructions, the log should be submitted to check to see if there are other infections. I do not know if this is even possible, since I never ran DSS before combofix, however, if it is possible to analyze the log any further, I would appreciate that.

I did run the dss script after running combofix and have included those logs. I don't know if this will be helpful or not.

Thank you for this wonderful tool, and my apologies for using it incorrectly. I'm sure I will be back on this forum in the future.
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Answer:Did not read warning, ran combofix

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This came from Merijn's web site.

Quote:
merijn

April22, 2005:
Just a short note on the domain HIJACK-THIS.NET: this is not mine! It has been registered by XoftSpy (who are also on the Rogue Antispyware List on SpywareWarrior.com) and they are luring people into downloading their software believing it is HijackThis. Also, they have registered a few AdWords at Google leading to the same result. I have contacted them about this and received no reply (how surprising). Google can't do much about it since there is no copyright being breached. We'll see where this goes.
In the meantime, if you want to download any of my programs, the official domain is and always will be »www.merijn.org/
--
Official Member of the ASAP

Wilder's Security Forum Admin
 

Answer:Merijn Warning! Please Read

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0x02459962 referred memory at 0x5902adf8 the memory could not be read.

This error keeps showing up.
Can anyone help? It comes up in norton when I do a check up.
I also get an error when I close internet explorer telling me msvcr.80.dll could not be found.

Apart from that my laptop works ok it is a A100 satellite.

Answer:Satellite A100: Norton error appears - memory could not be read

Hi

I think that file msvcr.80.dll is part of the .NET 2.0 Framework.
I would try to install the released version or see if you can do a repair on it via add/remove software.

I have investigated and waned to find out why the Norton error appears.
But the memory address does not help.
However, it seems you have installed something that could have a bad influence.

Maybe a switching the OS to the early good working point could help to clear this issue.

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Scenario: Attempting to install a piece of software

The Problem: A window Pops up (or flashes up and then away) so fast, that I can not read what it says.

The Question: How can I see what that quickie window has got to say?

Ive tried to use a video camera to catch what is flashing on the screen, but it happens so fast, that I only get part of a it, and its already greyed out so I cant even read it.

How can I slow or stop my computer at whatever that window says so I can read it?

Ive tried to Google this, but I dont know what to call it when you get:
Some kinda Window "Blow-By" (stolen from my automotive background)

Thank You

Answer:BLOW-BY - A Window Flashes by so fast I can't read what it says - How

Hello I wish I Knew and welcome to Seven Forums.

What software are you trying to install? If you right-click on the .exe file are you given the option to "Run As Administrator"? If yes, try using that.

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Solid state?

USB zip drive?

I've been using a 500gb Western Digital usb hard drive I picked up at Best Buy and it seems to be quite slow at reading/accessing the data. I believe a solid state hard drive or a usb zip drive might be the right product for what I want.

I use it for storing mp3 music on to put in my car. the WD drive works decent but when browsing around my 24,000 song collection stored on the drive, it becomes a little laggy/bogged down sometimes and I believe a better/faster reading drive would be worth the money to me.

Ideas?
 

Answer:Looking for a [fast read] USB 160gb storage solution

What's the model of your drive? (in most cases, flash memory is not able to write data as quickly as a conventional hard drive)
 

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BLOW-BY - A Window Flashes by so fast I can't read what it says - How can I ?...

Scenario: Attempting to install a piece of software

The Problem: A window Pops up (or flashes up and then away) so fast, that I can not read what it says.

The Question: How can I see what that quickie window has got to say?

Ive tried to use a video camera to catch what is flashing on the screen, but it happens so fast, that I only get part of a it, and its already greyed out so I cant even read it.

How can I slow or stop my computer at whatever that window says so I can read it?

Ive tried to Google this, but I dont know what to call it when you get:
Some kinda Window "Blow-By" (stolen from my automotive background)

Thank You

Answer:BLOW-BY - A Window Flashes by so fast I can't read what it says - How can I ?...

It seems to be a malware issue. Check the resource of the software you want to install.
Scan the software before installing.

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Ok this is my first time on a forum so i will be as concise as possible. I have a Dell Optiplex GX240 that will not boot up. It will go to the start Windows normally page then when I press enter for it to start it seems like it will boot up but flashes a BSoD that lasts like 2 seconds. The only stop error message I am able to read is 0x000000ED. I have tried the memory but it seems to work fine. That is it. If You need any more info I will try to give to you. Please help because I need this computer back to the owner ASAP THANKS IN ADVANCE

Answer:Stop error meesage to fast to read

Hi njones, welcome to TSF..

have you tried booting into Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration?

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How to disable the Firefox .NET Framework Assistant installed by MS.
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In a recent update of the .NET framework Microsoft silently installs an extension to your Firefox browser if it is found on your system. This extension enables websites you visit with Firefox to silently install software on your computer, thus injecting the most serious flaw of Internet Explorer into Firefox.

Microsoft installs this extension in such a way that it cannot be removed directly by the user -- it is listed in the Extensions list but Uninstall is disabled.

This is not a bug -- this is the intended functionality of the Firefox extension, probably to enable Microsoft to install software on your machine when you visit their websites with Firefox instead of IE. This extension introduces a serious security vulnerability to Firefox. It should be removed immediately, using the instructions below.
Links removed by dmex
-This is not a vulnerability or anything to be concerned about, The Author of that article does not know what ClickOnce really does, please see page 3 for a detailed explanation-

Answer:Warning -- Firefox users please read!

Thanks for the heads up with the info

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If you responded to the threat that C:\WINDOWS\System32\User32.dll was a trojan, then you healed it, then you restarted and it put your computer into a continuous loop, read this:

http://www.neowin.net/news/software/08/11/11/avg-patch-serious-error

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Answer:Warning About AVG 11/09 Definition Update - Read!!

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lol sorry for the title but my dads mom got a new computer windows vista and they cant get on the accouts that allow the other accouts (parental controls) on the other accouts and i want to know how to reformat this computer... please tell me QUICK!!!! HELPPPP PLEASEEE
 

Answer:Format Help I Reallllllly Need It!!! Read!!! Warning!!!!

please pplease please please please please please pplease please please please please please pplease please please please please please pplease please please please please please pplease please please please please please pplease please please please please please pplease please please please please
 

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Thermal Issue with : Intel P4 560J 3.6GHz LGA 775 :

Just thought I would post my experience with everyone. A friend of mine who is pretty new to PC building, found out how crappy Intel really is. He called me up and I bailed him out of trouble.

Here's the deal. So the first mistake he made was going Intel. But anyway... He buys all the parts at newegg.com. We build it together, monitored the CPU temp for 30 minutes IDLE in BIOS and it's steady at 40-44C. (Stock HS&FAN with Thermal Pad) come to find out that one of the SATA controllers on the MOBO is bad, he needs both, we contact the manufacturer and find out that it has been an issue and to mail it to them and they will send him a new one. No problem, we mail it, they mail him back a new one in like 5 days.

So, i was really busy last week and couldn't get over there to install everything and get it up and running, so he decided to do it himself. So, he calls me up and askes me what to do about the thermal pad that's now completely torn apart, I tell him to clean both the processor and HS with Alcohol and tell him to reapply some thermal grease that I knew he had. So, he does, he completes the install, enters BIOS and monitors CPU temps... IDLE 75C... WHOA!
I tell him to give it some time for the Thermal Paste to set, 2 days later he calls me back and the temps are now 75C-85C. And the CPU is throttling like a mother!!!

Damn, so I head over to his place and open up the belly of hell. Pull off the HS&FAN... Read more

Answer:Warning - Please Read - Don't Make This Mistake

Yeah there was an arguement a couple days ago about the stock LGA775 HSF being the best air solution and whatnot, but I don't know anything about it.

75-85C temps, yeesh, surprised it didn't shut off long before that

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Just a word of warning.If you are on dial-up and take the plunge to Broadband, just make sure that you read the small print. In particular be aware that if you give the provider your credit card details they will take the monthly instalments out of this account, even if you give them your current acount details as part of the sign up.This is not a problem until you get abysmal service and try to cancel the agreement. They then have total control over your Visa/Mastercard account to charge you a whopping, unfair cancellation fee and there is jot all that you can do about it. They basically have you by the short and curlies and you have to accept a crap service. Visa/Mastercard are unable to accept any instructions from you to stop the payment which I find totally amazing given that it is your account. Only the provider can issue instructions to them so either way they will extract money from your account.

Answer:Warning -read BB small print before signing up

Very useful reminder Halmer. Thank you. j

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VERY IMPORTANT WARING
Please Be Extremely Careful especially if using internet mail
such as Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and so on. This information arrived this morning
from Microsoft and Norton. Please send it to everybody you know
who accesses the Internet. You may receive an apparently harmless email
with a Power Point presentation "Life is beautiful. pps". If you receive it
DO NOT OPEN THE FILE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, and delete it immediately.
if you open this file, a message will appear on your screen saying:
"It is too late now, your life is no longer beautiful",
subsequently you will LOSE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PC and the person who sent it to you will
gain access to your name, e-mail and password. This is a new virus which started to circulate on Saturday afternoon. WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS VIRUS. AOL has already confirmed the severity, and the anti virus Software's are not capable of destroying it. The
virus has been created by a hacker who calls himself "life owner".
 

Answer:Solved: Virus Warning Read Now...email

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Got a PM from E-Liam.

Just been warned about this by a colleague in our IT dept at work.

If you see an email with WTC, World Trade Centre or 9/11 in the header..DON'T OPEN IT. I'll try and get more specific detail later, as I'm not around for a bit, but on opening it will destroy all dynamic link libraries.

Just got to pass this to a couple of other forums before I go. If any one can find more out in the meantime!!!!!

Cheers

Liam
 

Answer:VERY IMPORTANT[Hoax!] virus warning!! Please read

Virus name: WTC Survivor
Status: Hoax.

Examples: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
(FOR THOSE THAT DONT KNOW, "WTC" STANDS FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER......WHICH MAKES THIS VIRUS REALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL OPEN IT RIGHT AWAY.....THINKING ITS A STORY RELATING TO 9/11.....PLEASE BE CAREFUL.......
BIGGGG TROUBLE !!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor" It is a virus that will erase your whole "C" drive. It will come to you in the form of an E-Mail from a familiar person. I repeat a friend sent it to me, but called and warned me before I opened it. He was not so lucky and now he can't even start his computer! Forward this to everyone in your address book. I would rather receive this 25 times than not at all.

If you receive an email called "WTC Survivor" do not open it. Delete it right away! This virus removes all dynamic link libraries (.dll files) from your computer. This is a serious one.


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During the next several weeks be VERY cautious about opening or launching any e-mails that refer to the World Trade Center or 9/11 in any way, regardless of who sent it. PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, "WTC" STANDS FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER. REALLY DANGEROUS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL OPEN IT RIGHT AWAY, THINKING ITS A STORY RELATING TO 9/11!

BIGGGG TROUBLE !!!! DO NOT OPEN "WTC Survivor" It i... Read more

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ASUS M5A88-V EVO mobo
AMD FX4130 CPU
W7 Pro 64-bit
AMI BIOS

On boot-up, the AMI POST screen flashes by so fast there's no way to read it.

I have tried various BIOS Quick-Boot, Full Screen Logo, Force BIOS settings, together with mashing the keyboard's Pause/Break key. The 'del' key only takes me into the BIOS itself!

None of these work. I see the red and blue (I think?) AMI boot screen for about 1-second then it's gone followed by a normal W7 boot.

How can I read those start-up POST messages? I know this is a common problem, but has anyone ever solved it? Taking a video of the monitor screen during boot-up doesn't count as a solution!

Answer:Start-up BIOS/POST Screen Message(s) Too Fast to Read

Is there a newer BIOS update? Try setting to defaults after taking note of SATA settings. Then see if disabling quick boot helps. What other settings choices?

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Hello people
:suspiciou
My buddy just called me to ask a question, I know i've seen the answer here
but can't find

apparently a neighbor kid was looking at one of those wonderfull
pop pop pop pop pop pop pop up web sites

This is a laptop for business running win home

boot > bsod (to quick to read) > reboot
system stuck in loop

Computer will start in safe mode but notlast good config
my advice was to change mini-dump to fullmem dmp (if not
for debug purposes than at least to slow the blue screen down
to read)

my computer>properties>advanced>settings for startup and recovery>

This did nothing
i asked for a copy of tthe mini dump but there wasn't one

It appears, what ever is wrong reboots before the bsod is recognized



any help would be greatly appreciated

thanks steyr223 :hotbounce
 

Answer:win home laptop bootloop (bsod flashes to fast to read)

Start in safe mode and then have a look in the event logs.
 

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Right before my computer shuts down a message pops up stating a program is still running, but before I can read it the message is gone and windows 7 shuts down. Is there away to pause the message before shut down??
 

Answer:Message shows up briefly before windows 7 shuts down, to fast to read it.

That is a typical thing Win 7 does, it is nothing to worry about really, it is just telling you that a program is being stubborn about closing like the rest, I don't believe there is a way to stop or hesitate it before it goes down, but you can pull your task manager up and put the tab "processes" in front and watch, it may tell you what is not closing quick enough. There are programs out there that do work good with Windows 7 OS that you can set to auto terminate them on shutdown, that does away with the notification window. Good Luck

Marine50
A+ Technician
 

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Daughter's laptop picked up the PC Protector virus/malware. Those jerks have gotten smarter and knew how to outsmart Malwarebytes, so ran Combofix instead. Combofix appears to have fixed the issues but here is the logfile results. Can anyone peruse the results and tell me if I have any additional steps I should take? I would sincerely appreciate it.

ComboFix 10-02-07.05 - Princess Jade 02/07/2010 15:58:23.1.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1251.7.1033.18.1406.857 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Princess Jade\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *disabled* {3E790E9E-6A5D-4303-A7F9-185EC20F3EB6}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Start Menu\Programs\Your PC Protector
c:\documents and settings\LocalService\Start Menu\Programs\Your PC Protector\Your PC Protector.lnk
c:\program files\adc32.dll
c:\program files\alggui.exe
c:\program files\nuar.old
c:\program files\svchost.exe
c:\program files\wp3.dat
c:\program files\wp4.dat
c:\program files\Your PC Protector
c:\program files\Your PC Protector\Your PC Protector.exe
c:\windows\system32\gamibuyo.dll
c:\windows\system32\gebuhiri.dll
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Hello all (and Karbo, if you're looking in)...I can't reply to my thread of last week (IE closes as soon as I hit Reply)...My problem has devolved further. First I managed to make the Internet Options menu inaccessible,and now I can only boot into Safe Mode. The problem seems to be right after the XP splash screen - it displays a Blue Screen for maybe 1/4 second, not long enough to read more than a small word of the error message. No desktop. It then reboots continuously with the same symptoms. I have rolled the registry back with ERUNT, but the blue screen persists regardless of how far back I turn it, so it appears the registry itself isn't involved.

Worse, my PS2 keyboard driver doesn't load in Safe Mode, though the wireless mouse does work..? So I am unable to log in to get to the desktop. Any ideas where to start that doesn't involve reinstalling XP? Particulars: Home build - ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, Core2 Duo E6600, 2gb Corsar RAM, WinXP Home w/SP2 UTD fixes, Kaspersky IS 2009, The system has run well for almost 2 years. I am the admin and these problems seem Plaxico-esque..lol, sad to say. Thanks for your ideas...steve in vt
 

Answer:Solved: Blue Screen Boot Error too fast to read!

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The C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs file is set to read only. Every effort to change this setting has failed, it always reverts back to read only. Cause of: "Warning 1909 Could not create shortcut.lnk Verify that the destination folder exists and that you can access it." Owner has full permissions of folder.

Answer:Warning 1909 Can't create .lnk due to read only setting problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MCabZ


The C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs file is set to read only. Every effort to change this setting has failed, it always reverts back to read only. Cause of: "Warning 1909 Could not create shortcut.lnk Verify that the destination folder exists and that you can access it." Owner has full permissions of folder.



Are you an admin?

Was the data imported from a prior install?

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Problem: Attempt to open XvidCodec.xz (it's a compressed video)

Both Win Media Play and Media Center stated:
Media Rights Acquisition ? "Download Fix"
Upon clicking on Download Fix I was directed to: a10.alfafile.net
Then to the download: CodecFix.exe
Upon opening this download my computer was taken over.
Some of what happened included downloading:
-New thunder and War Frame Game shortcuts
-Video Box (installed)
-Screenshot.pro (installed)
-Traffic Exchange (installed)
-OtherSearch (Installed)
- Yellowsend (Installed)
-Anomymizer Gadget (Installed)
- Memory Optimizer (Installed)
These have all now been removed however I am still trying to figure out how to remove
chedot.com which opens with my browser and brings in unwanted sites.

So here are my 2 questions:
1. how can I safely open a video compressed into Xvidcodec, that is .xz format?
2. how can I be rid of chedot.com and it?s malware?

Your response is appreciated, thanks!

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I won't provide the links for you, because "Unwitting folks will click on the links."-by Orange Blossom. A new rogue anti-virus called VirusMelt has infected my gf's computer! Please do a study on it! If you want me to provide the link (you admins,) I will do. Its obvious.

{repair title~~boopme}

Answer:Warning. New rogue anti-virus! Admin read this!

Batch virus "MeLT" * Creates the hidden file "MELT_2A" in the temp directory * Infects files in the current, parent and all path directories * Infects one batch per run if less than ten infected files encountered * After detecting ten infected files it displays a graphics screen effect * Adds one line before the host batch and appends the rest * Will not run if attached to AUTOEXEC.BAT (but infects it)This batch virus is much more advanced. It takes control from the host immediately, runs the virus then runs the host batch. The host is run in such a way as to disable the virus until the host is completely finished to avoid slowing down batch files that call themselves in a loop. Simple appenders are very obvious when on such files, but this one causes no significant speed loss except at startup. This virus carries a harmless payload which is assembled with the debug command - it 'melts' the screen in a flash of color then returns it to normal before running the host.vx.netlux.org

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Hello!
I'm having issues opening Google Chrome. A couple days ago, I was using Photoshop and my whole system was being piggish. I opened up Task Manager to see which processes were sucking the most out my CPU and RAM. Chrome was near the top for RAM usage (even though I had already closed all of my Chrome windows) so I ended the process. Since then, when I click on my Start bar Chrome shortcut, the typical highlight shows up on the icon, stays there for a few seconds, and fades without any Chrome windows ever opening. In addition, there is no indication in Task Manager that chrome.exe has begun. Before finding your tutorial, I had tried reinstalling Chrome and rebooting and experienced the same results. I also saw one warning from my anti-virus software (Webroot SecureAnywhere v8.0.4.46) around the time that this started about what I believe was a Firefox plug-in. I dismissed it because of this assumption I made.
I've run the READ & RUN ME FIRST malware removal process and have attached my logs. Let me know what you find and if you can help. I'm happy to provide any further needed information. Thank you so much!
 

Answer:Chrome won't open, one malware warning (Finished READ & RUN ME FIRST)

Hi there and welcome.

Are you deliberately set up to use a proxy?
 

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hey, my computer generally reads disks, music cd's, dvd's, and games (new like sims 3, and old like theme hospital and shogun total war)

ive just got anno 2070 and put in the disk, but its not recognizing it at all, when i first put the disk in, it whirs, as it knows there is a disk there, and a disk icon appears next to the cursor, but then nothing, no disk appears in My computer, and when i click on the drive it asks me to insert a disk, i have tested the disk on a different computer running vista, anno 2070 runs perfectly, and also says it does run on windows 7, i have also tested other disks since putting the game into the windows 7 computer, which work fine, and checked whether the disk can be read in a virtual machine (windows xp in this case), which it cant as i expected, i have run the Microsoft disk checker and all it said was that the disk was unreadable, but the vista computer proves it is readable.

any tips on what to do next? i really want to get playing this
thanks

Answer:dvd drive wont read specific disk, will read on other vista computer

I would think that your optical drive and that particular brand DVD media don't go together well. ( I have an Imation DVD+R DL that my Samsung drive only reads at times but not most of the time. On four other drives - a Sony, a Liteon, an Asus and a Plextor - the media is recognised and accessible without any problems. The Samsung drive is clean, has the latest firmware, can read and write other DVD media. So where am I? )

You may just try cleaning the lense with a Lense Cleaner CD. If it does not help, try burning anno 2070 to another known-to-be-good brand media at a lower speed.

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Hey there...ok...I have some files that are saved from the Macs at school...when I take them home to my PC (Win) they don't have the extensions on them...when I originally save something from Windows and take it to a Mac and modify and save it then take it back to my PC it still has the extension and keeps it since it was added by Windows...

So I am wondering something...is there a program for Windows that recognizes Mac files and andds the extensions back??? I hate when I start work on some things at school and have to add the extensions to all the stuff I created when I take it back home...my guess is the Macs store the extensions or what the file opens up with or whatever in their "._(filename)" files...that's annoying too...for every file you have another is created with a "._"...

Any help on this??? THANX
C'YA
 

Answer:Files saved from Macs don't have ext.'s when read on Win. Need sftwre 2 read & convrt

I've never had that problem. If you save it as a "xxx" type document it doesn't matter if you have the software that created it on both Mac and PC (or software that can read the format) so I don't know how/what is going on with your situation.

BTW my experience is with using Word (forgot which version but it's on OS X) on a Mac and OpenOffice on my PC.
 

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My dvd drive in my Emachines laptop cant read data disks anymore, but it can read/play music and video dvds without any problem.

I have an Emachines D732z. I have Windows XP and drive is hl-dt-st dvdram gt32n.

I'm unsure of the cause of the problem. Can anybody help out? thanks!
 

Answer:DVD drive can read video dvds but cant read data disks.

Are the Data discs CD's? When you say Musicand video dvd's do you mean Music Cds and Video dvds?
 

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Here is a link to the EULA for Vista. Pay special attention to section 6. Look what windows defender can do!

http://download.microsoft.com/docume...9cf5105718.pdf

Answer:Vista Eula Link Must Read!!! Read About What Windows Defender Will Do To You!

Nice. I had scrutinized it hard enough already with a steel hat, so I'm still safe.

Hehe, Veesta is a beast! Most corps, even NIST, MIT, UDoD and ASUS as the largest MB MFG detests it. Not fit for mass consumption eh.

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I have a dell laptop, D620. When i first put it on the screen was loading funny. as i move the mouse over it a square at time would come in...then when i tried to boot it again. it said new user.. then it just woulnt boot got read error hit control alt delete...i called Dell they said hold fn key and hold start but it went into diagnostic mode. in a few minutes they said HARD DRIVE must be replaced.

My problem is now... that to recover the data companies want from $500 to 25oo to recover the data... is there any program or thing i can do to try to get my files back?

Marv Alpert
[email protected]
thanks!
 

Answer:Hard Drive canNOT Be Read, Computer won't boot. Read Error

Hi malpert and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

As a laptop only has the ability to support 1 harddrive your option is to remove the drive from the laptop and connect it to a desktop PC using a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and try to read the files on it, however I would download the test tools from the makers website and run a thorough test on the drive to ensure readability of the drive.

Remember though if the drive has failed mechanically then any data may be lost and you will need to use one of the professional data recovery services such as "ontrack data recovery" to get it back.

Backup, backup and backup is the mantra when it comes to important data...

Dont put your mailing address on a forum like this by the way you will end up getting spammed to hell.

As a newbie to the site would you please take a few moments to read the following. It will help to make your Techspot experience a more pleasurable one.

Techspot FAQ.

A message for all newcomers.

SNGX1275`s A guide to making a good post/thread.


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I tried unchecking read only.
When apply and look it is back to read only.

How can I make this read and write permission?

Answer:public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions

You can do this by going into the C:>Users>Public folder properties, click the Sharing tab then click on the Advanced Sharing button showing in the first picture.

Click the box to share the folder like in the second picture, at that point the Permissions button will light up.

Click the permissions button, Add check marks for full control "third picture" then hit the Apply button, on all windows click Ok etc.

At this point the Public folder and it's subfolder will have read/write access.

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Hi, I'm sort of new to forums, but I have a bit of a pickle, I have a red shield with a white x in it that resembles the windows defender icon in my system tray, when I hover over it it says "Your computer is infected !" When clicked it pops up a window saying: "would you like to update your security software and download registry cleaner?" and occasionally a ballon pops out of the system tray saying "Windows has detected spyware infection which corrupted the registry. It is recommended to load update to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date software for you. Click here to protect your computer."

I followed all the directions in the read & run me first thread, and nothing seemed to help, I'm attaching all the logs except counterspy as I couldn't find a way to get it to output a log in text format or anything, it said 0 malware found in everything except in my cookies there was 2 that it deleted.

again any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:red shield with a white x causing problems, did read the read and run me first

here are the other files
 

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Using outlook 2003 and a pop3 server to access my webmail email, i am able to send and recieve. However when i read my emails and close outlook the items remain unread when i check outlook later. This happens quite often and is very annoying... any help is appreciated.

windows xp SP2

2 gig ram

Athlon 64 FX - 53: 2.4ghz
Nick
 

Answer:Outlook 2003: not marking read items as read

Outlook Express has a tab to fix this-maybe Outlook has the same.
TOOLS/OPTIONS/tab READ
check Mark Messages READ after displaying (add 5 seconds)

Maybe that seconds number has been raised above the time you take to scan messages. OE doesnt care IF you peek at a message-it cares HOW long you stare at it.
 

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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My CD Drive has started giving me problems.
It doesn't read all the CD I put in (Particularly Audio CDs).

It Plays DVDs fine.
I'm also unable to burn CDs as the system doesn't detect a CD.

Any suggestions on what I should be doing?

Answer:Satellite A100-033 - ODD doesn't read all CDs but read DVDs

Hi

Maybe there is dust on the lens of the CD/DVD drive so I recommend cleansing the lens.

Further you should try to remove the upper and lower filters in registry. This does often solve with the CD/DVD drive so check the workaround on the Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

In worst case the CD/DVD drive must be replaced :(

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hai everyone i've got some problem with my dvd drive, CDDVDW TS-T633P
from HP touchsmart 600 1137D

my dvd can't read or play dvd movie, i reinstall it few times but it can;t solve the problem





can anyone help me about this? i need sugestion

Answer:dvd drive can't read dvd movie, but can read data dvd or dvd games

Shot in the dark...

Go to the Device Manager and find the entry for your DVD. Right click it and select properties then "Region" and make sure a region is set for the drive. Without a region set it won't play movie DVDs.

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Ok I just spent about three hours looking in this forum to solve my problem and no dice.

Here it goes: I'm running xp pro and I have a Norcent RW-481 48x12x48 CDRW probably not the best brand but oh well. I'm using Nero 6, InCD is not installed.

The problem: It does not recognize any data CD's or any CD's that the drive itself writes. I can play an audio CD, which elimates (I think) that the read lense is dirty and I can burn a CD, which elimates (I think) that my burn lense is dirty. I'm mentioning dirty lenses because a post in this forum suggested that a dirty lense may be the problem. So, before taking things apart I wanted to post in the forum the problem. Any other suggestions of what else I can look for?

More info: I even switched around the jumpers from cable select to master, same result.

I really believe I have a setting wrong in my XP pro operating system. Any suggestions????? :cronfused:

Lastly, The drive is recognized corectly in device manager
 

Answer:CDRW Will Burn, Read Audio, not Read Data

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put a disk with a program in to my system it wont even acknowledge its there, anything like DvD CD its fine.Anyone know anything about this?cheers

Answer:Will read DvDs and CDs Wont read Autoexe on  

Have you disabled autostart? Can you start the program by clicking on the appropriate setup.exe file on the CD?

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sdhc card stopped reading cardIt work fine last week, now it asks to format card. Read fine on digital camera.

Answer:my sdhc card won't read. I used to read just fine.

Throw card away & buy a new one. They wear out eventually and the camera is more tolerant of a worn card than Windows is.

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Greetings. I would like to find out whether customers read my emails, but without obligating them to use a "read receipt" dialog box. Is there a way I can do this?

I know Constant Contact offers that as part of their service, but I would rather save the money.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:how can I confirm email read without using read receipt?

There are other ways to get confirmations, especially ones that spammers use, but I am not keen on posting them on the forums.
 

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I already know how to create a "read" receipt for sent emails. From my understanding, when you set the function, I will received read receipts for all email that was read. I was wondering if this setting could be set on individual emails instead of all of them. Thanks!
 

Answer:Read receipt for read emails in Outlook 98

In the compose area of Outlook go to Options and check the box for that email.
 

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Hello everyone. I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 (two, three days ago) and I'm having a problem with my World of Warcraft Addons. I'm thinking the problem is due to parts of my World of Warcraft folder being read only. In the Properties menu of the folder, the "read only" check box is not checked but filled in with a little blue square. Now being a windows noob I'm not 100% sure, but I'm assuming that means it's read only. So I unchecked the box, pressed okay but if I open the Properties window again, it's still got the little blue box.

I've ran a few virus/malware scanners, and I don't seem to have anything. I've installed all of the Windows updates and I'm still having the same problem.

Thanks in advance everybody!

Answer:Read only folders revert back to read only

By default all folders with Files in them, the properties are Read Only (Only applies to Files in Folder) Meaning that if the actual file within the folder isn't Read Only, the rest of it isn't either. (test this theory on any other folders on your computer) so that is not your problem with WoW

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Creating a new Folder as read only and would like to have all files placed into that new Folder become read only as they are added or moved into that read only Folder. If Windows 7 cannot handle this is there any kind of software utility Haddon I can get to perform this task?

Answer:Folder read only and want all files placed in to become auto read only

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might describe your environment a bit more = how many users and what is yours and their user account status ?
See if this helps,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/122666-permissions-allow-deny-users-groups.html

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Hey Guys are dell upgrables? That completes my first question heres another. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT DELL? Reviews Please

Answer:Dell Upgrades And Reviews READ READ!!!!

no. psu sucks, they take out the graphics card slots btw

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ok when i turn my fujitsu siemans l7300 laptop on it doesnt go off the xp loading screen i have often reinstalled windows and it is fine but after a few week it will again not work. can any1 tell me what the problem might be? thanks

Answer:XP startup problem please read

Try visiting your hard drive manufacturer's website and download their diagnostic utility to check your hard disk for physical errors.

Also, if you boot up in safe mode, does it do the same or does it stop at a certain file and/or give an error?

BMR777

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I have a friends computer (HP). It has XP PRO installed, when it starts it will get to the load screen and then BS for a second then go to the safemode screen and then do the same thing.

Windows never fully loads, is there a way to see what the BSOD says before it shuts down and restarts?

Thanks
 

Answer:Can't Read BSOD at startup

Don't know...although I have gotten in a similar situation, and my only option at that point was to nuke my win install...interestingly enough, that is also when I started dual booting.
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every time netscape starts its access the zip drive and try read something. If there is no disk inside the zip, windows dislays a boring message... After many Abort clicks netscape starts normally... my zip is on letter h:, where my profile was in past time (communicator 4.79)... nowadays its on letter c: and works normally (mail...). how can I fix it? so windows can stopping borring me

thankz.
 

Answer:Netscape read my zip at startup

If you are using a shortcut to open Netscape look at the properties and see if it indicates to Start In "H:"
 

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The ones that appear before Windows loads. No problem, just curiosity - I keep trying to read them! They disappear too quickly. Is there a way to get them page by page, and/or print them out? (I do have a parallel printer installation I can set to, as I use a Dos app sometimes). Commands from an older Dos version don't seem to work.

Answer:How to read startup screens?

Yes, use the "Pause" key, it's the one just to the left of you "Num Lock" key. It will enable you to read one page at a time. j

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Hi All,

I'm using Outlook 2003 on Widows XP. One of my rules includes "Mark As Read" after moving the email to a folder. It does get marked as read, but the tray notification (envelope) still appears. This defeats the purpose for me, and actually makes it harder (I use multiple folders, so I hunt through each to find the new message). What am I missing, or is this a glitch? I just want it to be marked as read, and NOT show the tray icon.

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Outlook 2003 - "Mark As Read" Rule - Tray Enevlope Still Appears

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After using Norton speed disk (from Nortion systemworks 2003) on the 2nd of 2 drives on my Dell Lattitude CPi laptop, windows xp won't start up. I keep getting the message disk write error. won't you please, please help me...

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hey guys i just bought a new seagate 300gb hdd cuz my old maxtor 40gb started making some wierd noises, so i cloned my old hdd onto the new one using acronis true image and unhooked the old one, everything has been working fine on the new hdd for the last month (although it failed trying to make a partition and had some random "file could not be moved error at 0000x0000" crashes) However, a couple days ago i did a defrag on it using O&O defrag using the NAME method and on the next startup i got "Disk Read Error, pres ctrl alt del to restart" I can not get it to reboot, it works as a slave which is what im doing now (old maxtor primary with the new one as a slave and i can see/use all the old files) and i did a checkdisc on it and it went fine, but i cant get it to work byitself. Any ideas? Heres what my BIOS say
Boot list:1st-floppy,2nd-ARMD FDD,3rd-IDE HDD,4th ATAPI CDROM, 5th Disabled. For the IDE specs it goes Primary IDE Master-Maxtor 40gb, Primary IDE Slave- Not installed,2nd Master-DVD rw, 2nd Slave-ST3300831A.

Any ideas? i already have 100gb on it, but i can take it back and exchange it if i have to, what should i do? thanks for any help!

Answer:New HDD,Disk Read Error on Startup

i'm not that familiar with the ins and outs of disk cloning but i would suggest backing up your unique data to some dvd's and running a full format on your 300gb.

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Hi All;

Im new to this forum and appreciate in advance any help. Starting yesterday I've been having this weird startup problem on my Dell Dimension 8200 XP Home SP2 desktop. I just finished installing Norton Systemworks 2004 and some other apps when I needed a restart. After restarting and logging in, my wallpaper - and nothing else - appeared on my desktop. Couldnt ctrl-alt-del, had to hold power button to power off manually and turn on again. Same thing keeps happening.

Whats weird is that if I log in fast, right after it lets me, it will load with icons but then they arent responsive and I cant really do anything. Last night I managed to run adaware successfully and Norton Antivirus, One Button Fix, Disk Optimization, Live Update, etc and when I log in fast antivirus is even enabled. I have no idea what is wrong or how to fix this problem. There's a lot of data that isn't backed up on that pc and I don't have immediate access to the recovery CD.

One crash analysis came up and said something about an NVidia driver for my graphics card so I went to windows update and tried - unsuccessfully - to downlaod it. Can that be the problem? I really doubt it. No other error messages of any kind.

Thanks again!
Tom

Answer:Bizarre Startup Issues - Please Read!

Video driver lock? Does it exhibit this behaviour in safe mode? Restart the PC and hit F8 at the Dell logo.

If it does not lock in safe mode, then the video driver may be corrupt or have bad settings. Remove the driver from device manager and restart the system and try booting into normal mode. Windows will redetect the nVidia card and should install a generic nVidia driver. It should get you to a point where you can do the driver updates at Dell's website.

If it DOES lock up in safe mode, we'll be dealing with a more serious problem. Now, it may be OS related, but it may not be. The 8200's don't have any form of onboard video to test with, so that's out of the question. Since the generic VGA driver is being used in safe mode, this won't be a video driver issue.

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1. Ok i bought my Y530 in january around d 20th i got it. ok when i shut down my system sometimes or i put it to stand by. I get ready to turn it back on, when i turn it on. It goes through d normal stuff like d lenovo start up scn. then d microsoft scn where it has that lil bar that loads. now here is d problem. after it passes d scn with d micro. loading bar it goes to this black screen. and it says Resume Windows. i click on it and then it goes to this black scn and a script pops up saying stuff like in approriate shut down and some other stuff wrong with d "c" drive. i dont know if i did something or if the laptop is just messing up and i have to send it back to them. but it does this randomly like sometimes ill shut it down and it goes through d scipt. sometimes i hit the power button to put it to sleep. and i turn it on and goes through d script thing again. then i also shut it down and sometimes it boots properly and also when d sleep sometimes it boots. so i really am confused cuase its just sometimes it will do this. its not always. If anyone knows why it does this please tell me. O ya and like 2x i had started it up after d script process was done and it loads up atleast 10 winows with problems with programs or just random window stuff not working. but this has only happened 2x. idk if i got a virus or its just d computer. im really confused about this one. 2. The batter problem. Ok can someone just tell me how to charge my batter properly. i sometimes leave d ... Read more

Answer:Y530 startup and battery. plz read

That was really hard to read through. 1. Try using only hibernate instead of sleep mode .2. I don't see a problem neither you have asked anything.





//help will save the world

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I've just moved all my PC equipment from one room to another. When I did my first (and second) startup, at the very beginning the message "Unable to read disk - press Ctrl Alt Del to continue" appeared. I thought my hard disk was corrupted. On the third attempt, it booted successfully. I immediately ran chkdsk /f and it appeared there were no errors. When I rebooted after chkdsk, it performed a very slow bootup, but since then (only 2 hours and several bootups) it appears normal.

Even though all appears ok, I am obviously nervous of being on the edge of a disaster. I've had that message before and have ended up losing my hard disk. Are there any other tests I should be performing - especially any that could test the health of my hard disk?

Geoff

Answer:Unable To Read Disk On Startup

If you're concerned about losing your data - you should back it up immediately. If the hard drive is dying, you may not even have time to run the tests before it dies - so backing up is the first priortity.After that, I'd suggest running a bootable hard drive diagnostic available for free from the manufacturer of your hard drive. If the test passes, then I'd suggest using the XP Recovery Console to repair your MBR and boot sector using the fixmbr and fixboot commands. Our tutorial is located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/As an aside, if this behavior started when you moved the computer, I'd carefully check all of the connections inside the case (unplug the computer and ground yourself on the metal chassis before going into the case).

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I accidentally left my laptop on when I went to class today and the battery died. Now when I try to turn it on, the regular window comes up with the company's logo and it says "Resume from hibernation." Then it goes to a different screen and says "disc read error, press ctl alt delete to restart" I can't get it to restart without it trying to lead from where it left off.

Anyone know what to do?

Answer:Disk read error on startup

and welcome to the Forum

Try unpluging the power and removing the battery and press the power button a couple of times . .

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Decided to do a 'Clean Sweep'(weeks of an unresolved Windows98SE problem) by re-formatting my hard disk to re-install windows. Tested my 'Startup disk' as OK, I then from desktop start; 'Restart in MS-DOS mode'; C:\>FORMAT C; /S completed successfully. Restart PC with my 'Startup disk', surprised to noticed the 'Windows' screen momentary flash on, leaving the process hanging at the 'C' prompt and not accessing the 'Startup disk'? Trying to change to the drive A: but only fails; "CURRENT DRIVE IS NO LONGER VALID"? The 'C' drive is all I can read showing 1 file; COMMAND COM. what's has happened? I done this process before directly from the disk, first time I've tried it from the desktop. Now DESPERATE!

Answer:Help! - Still can't read Startup (floppy) disk.

I take it that you have a good start up floppy for 98-se, that includes CD rom support. Set your bios to boot from floppy first. Then boot the PC from the floppy, (choosing boot with CD rom support), and you will find that your CD drive will have moved one letter down. If it was D is should now be E. If you have 2 CD dives, say a burner and a normal reader, then you may find that you will have to discover which of these drives is being read, as both will not be. I assume that you have already formatted your hard drive, if not, do this now. Having done this, insert the Windows CD, and type E:setup (assuming E is the CD drive), if not, try F:setup This should start the installation procedure. I am assuming that you do not have any partitions on you hard drive and will not need to F-disc.

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This is a problem my Mom is having with her computer, so this might be slightly vague.
Until today she was having no problems. However, today she turned the computer on,
got the startup blurb, it went to the Windows loading screen but decided to just stay
on that screen with the Windows loading bar just continuing on its merry way.

She decided to restart the computer, the startup screen came up but then it apparently
went to blue screen of death. She pressed whatever key it was and it went to another
screen that said, 'Disk read error - press Ctrl, Alt, Delete to restart'.

Now since I been speaking to her it just goes straight to the disk read error screen
after the startup screen, no Windows loading, nothing.

Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

Answer:Startup gives a disk read error

did the computer make any foul noises? this sounds like a HDD failure. which if it is
can cost around 600 dollars to repair/extract data. is it in a laptop by chance? first i'd say
take the case off and listen to the HDD to see if it winds up.
 

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I was on the computer, this happens once in a while by the way, and my screen freezes and then flashes the blue screen of death then restarts.

When the computer restarts after the load up stuff, it goes to a:

"Disk read error."

I have to open the box, unplug and plug back in the cable to my C drive for it to work.

Any ideas on this? Thanks!
 

Answer:Disk Read Error (on startup)

I'd say faulty Power Supply
That's all I'd like to say
 

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Hi all,

angry_gamer here!

I am having a problem that I've neglected to address for awhile that appears to be getting worse. XP crashes on startup. Let me give you a little history:

About two months ago I a game I frequently play starting crashing. After extensive troubleshooting, the next attempted fix on the list was reformatting my HD and reinstalling the OS.

The installation itself went smooth, but the first thing that started happening was that it would take 1-3 times to load the OS at startup. I didn't think much of it as I don't restart my computer that frequently. After all the previous troubleshooting I had performed I was already tired of messing with it and decided that it could be a fluke and to see how things progress over time and see if it got any worse. I have seen computers do a lot of weird things before so I didn't jump to conclusion just yet. Please note that this started without any other drivers or software installed, just the raw OS.

Within the first couple of weeks the same issue was still happening, the OS taking 1-3 tries to successfully load, but it hadn't gotten any better or worse so I didn't think much of it. By then I had reinstalled a lot of my software and customized and tweaked the OS, and now, even though the issue remained, it didn't seem to change so I decided it was something I could live with.

Now eight weeks in it is more serious. I just had to reboot before coming on to this forum and it took eight tries. Let me giv... Read more

Answer:XP crashes on startup w/SP2 long read

Several things to check out. You can disable "reboot on error", then you will be able to see the BSOD. After you get into Windows, check Event Viewer and see if Windows is logging any errors. You may also want to test you HDD. You can DL the disk tools from the HD manufacturers website.

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Hi,



Last night and this afternoon my computer has stuttered, paused, become unresponsive and then shut itself down. Upon restarting the machine, I either see the message 'Disk read error - press CTRL-ALT-DEL to Restart' or it hangs on the Windows loading screen.


After 5 or 6 hard reboots I manage to get into Windows and am frantically trying to find the problem as I need my machine for work.

Is this an easily distinguished error or could be it a whole bunch of things causing it?

When functional, my machine seems fine. It comes totally out of the blue and usually when I've not saved my work for a while!


Any ideas?


Many thanks,

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Hello there, i have bought a new pc few days ago, when i start using multiple applications in windows 7 my pc shutdown and restarts. Today when i switched it on ,it says Disk read error press ctrl+alt+del to restart then after restarting it goes back to normal.Plz help me to sort out this problem plz plz...help me

Answer:Disk read error on startup?

Right click on the disk in Explorer and choose Tools/check for errors. Best is to check Repair bad sectors, but I would only do it if all valuable data were backed up. Otherwise, I would go with repair file system errors and see where that takes you.It is imperative to have your data backed up, because this could be warning that the disk is on the way out.

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hey, i have a windows xp computer that one of my clients use, i made them a LIMITED USER account, i have some programs that start up with the pc and i want them to NOT BE ABLE TO exit them, like then they right click it i want it to say

YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHTS TO ACESS THIS PROGRAM or someting, basically i dont even want them to have the option of opening that program, so how would i do that? at my school for example the mcafee anti virus, when we right click it, a box pops up saying we do not have the rights to ect...

Answer:Exiting Startup Programs READ THIS

There are many ways that you can disallow users to access files and folders.

1. One way that this can be done is to Right-click your selected file/folder and select Properties. Then go to the security tab and you will then see the Users that are given permission to access and/or edit the File. Select the User that you'd not like to give permission to access the file/folder edit permissions to this User.

2. Another way that this can be done is by Allowing start-up programs to only be accessible to the Admin. Go to your C: drive, open Documents and Settings, select the User that you would not like to be accessible to the start-up programs, open Star Menu, open Startup, open Programs and delete the start-up programs. Your path should be; C:\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu\Startup\Programs

-Athen

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Recently when I've needed to restart my machine for whatever reason (usually after installing/uninstalling something) the system goes through the initial bootup process as normal upto and including looking for and finding the Boot Record on my system drive. But...almost immediately after it finds the boot record, it displays a message saying "Disk read error, Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". Restarting again sometimes overcomes this, and sometimes it does not. Often I have to leave my machine off for around an hour or so before Im able to login to my system again.

Any ideas?

Cheers
James
 

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Hello All,

Well, I turned on my PC today and after the dell loading screen the bootup hangs on a black screen with a white _ flashing in the upper lefthand corner. I dont have a floppy disk in, so its not trying to boot from that, and it doesnt seem like the boot from the hard drive is working, but it will boot from the CD.

Usually my PC goes through a dell loading screen really fast and that black screen appears for about 1 second before moving on to the Windows Loading screen, but now it just hangs on that black screen with a white _ flashing in the upper lefthand corner.

Im running Windows XP with SP2, anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Windows XP Startup Problem - Please Read!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 running Windows XP Home. I recently formatted the hard drive and performed a clean install. It was working fine for about a month. Then I tried to connect the S-video port in the back to my tv. The computer said that it installed hardware after connecting the cable, but it needed to restart for it to function correctly. So I restarted and it loaded the BIOS and went to a black screen that said cannot read disc press ctrl+alt+del to restart. I press those, it restarts, loads BIOS, then back to the same screen. I removed the battery and removed the hard drive and reseated it. Still the same error. I tried booting from my Dell Windows XP disc that came with the laptop, but when I get to the screen that says press any key to boot from disc, i hear the disc spinning and then it says checking configuration, then just a black screen. I've waited 10 minutes and nothing happens. So here I am Hoping that there is some hope for it. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Disk read error on startup (Windows XP)

Sorry it has been so long, but I got it working. I ordered and external enclosure from Newegg, hooked it up to my desktop, and formatted from there. Put it back in the laptop and its good as new. I made sure to partition the hard drive upon installation of XP Home. Thank you everyone for the suggestions and quick responses.

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Hey everyone one day I turned on my computer and it had a lot of trouble booting. First I would get a black screen with words in white up top that said "A disk read error has occurred. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to continue." After going through this a few times (along with that message sometimes a different one would show up, saying that a certain .dll file was corrupted or something, I don't know the specific file since it's been a while since I got the message), I'd be lucky enough to get to the Windows XP loading screen; here one of two things would happen, either it would boot successfully and my computer would run normally, i.e. no BSoDs in games or random crashes, or I would get a BSoD and have to go through the whole process over again and pray that each time the loading screen showed up it would load successfully. I only ever got these errors on startup and never while the computer was up and running. It's gotten progressively worse and now I always get the BSoD on startup and can't get into Windows at all. Prior to this complete failure of startup the computer started acting erratically and freezing completely, forcing to restart, during tasks such as watching Youtube videos or playing a game. I reformatted to see if it would help and it didn't; in fact it may have gotten worse. I should also add that sometimes it won't even get to the BSoD; the Windows XP loading screen will just freeze and it could very well sit there for hours... Read more

Answer:BSoD on startup, disk read error

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Hello,

I am having BSOD's again. I am getting the above error on the blue screen. It's worse now though because it never makes it past the "collecting data" it just freezes at 0%.

After I shut it down and restart it manually, it gives me a black screen with white letters only and says that it couldn't read boot device. I need to turn it off and on multiple times before it recognizes the hard drive. I think one time it worked when I unplugged everything (mouse, external cooling fan, phone, power cord).

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OK my saga began when AVG found and "innoculated" Trojan Horse Agent.AQGP. Since then I've had a slow start up, slow response and occasionally it will not even read my extra fixed drive I store photos and videos on (Sometimes it's just not there and then it's back, slow read when it's there). The trojan must have done something to my restore points, because I was unable to restore to previous good boot.

I started with AdAWare which I already had. Then I DL paid for Registry Mechanic and Spyware Doctor. No improvement so I DL and ran Malwarebytes and Hijack This. Each found one or two minor things. The only time I got improvement on the startup was when I disabled all services in the msconfig. But of course that's not practical. So, then I went back to Normal start up from MSconfig and my problems returned. Finally, I jumped on this forum and did the "Read and run" steps to a T. I have all the logs.

What ever hit me is still doing something. I've run everything I can think of and still not back to normal. On startup, I get the Welcome Screen and the lovely chime, but then the screen goes blue (my boring desktop background) and it takes approx 3 minutes for the taskbar and the remainder of the desktop to load up.

I have logs a plenty. It make take a few posts to get them all put up. You'll find my System Info in the MGlogs.zip. I'll post it first.

Thanks in Advance for helping this working... Read more

Answer:Extremely Slow Startup Done All Read and Run Steps

Additional Logs for SAS and Malawarebytes. The first Mal log dated 12/29 was from when I was going the Read and Run Steps. The second Mal Log dated 12/28 was from yesterday's initial deep scan. Just in case it would be helpful.

Thanks!
 

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Hi everyone.

When I am on the "Starting Windows" screen when booting, I get the BSOD for a fraction of a second, then the system restarts immediately. I can't get on to the desktop at all. This has happened since I moved the Win7 partition using Acronis Partition Expert on my XP OS, to access the unallocated space on the drive. Win 7 Startup Repair runs, but cannot find the problem despite having checked the disk a couple of times, with no errors, and all the files seem intact when looking at the partition through XP.

I really don't want to reinstall Win 7 as I have lots of software installed there and haven't had a chance to export my outlook files (a real bummer!).

Is there anything I can do?

Many thanks in advance for any help..

Answer:BSOD then restart too quick to read during startup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by amigomatt


Hi everyone.

When I am on the "Starting Windows" screen when booting, I get the BSOD for a fraction of a second, then the system restarts immediately. I can't get on to the desktop at all. This has happened since I moved the Win7 partition using Acronis Partition Expert on my XP OS, to access the unallocated space on the drive. Win 7 Startup Repair runs, but cannot find the problem despite having checked the disk a couple of times, with no errors, and all the files seem intact when looking at the partition through XP.

I really don't want to reinstall Win 7 as I have lots of software installed there and haven't had a chance to export my outlook files (a real bummer!).

Is there anything I can do?

Many thanks in advance for any help..


Hi and welcome

first reboot in safe mod (f8) and uncheck the box in system control panel>reboot and startup>uncheck restart auto

then use these to fiind and upload the dmp file created when your computer crashes. Crash and lockup debug 'How To' - Windows 7 Forums
thanks

Ken J+

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