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Win Update Errors (attn Dude)

Question: Win Update Errors (attn Dude)

Dude and or others, thanks in advance for your help with this. I've updated my configuration on this site.

I attached an image with most of the errors on the updates.

I'm also getting a flashing dark (not black, just darker than normal) screen on my machine. I can't find anything that may be causing this.

Ok, uploading the image didn't work.

Here's the first update that failed:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2661254)

Installation date: ‎2/‎11/‎2013 2:02 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Important

Install this update to keep your system up to date by increasing the minimum level of encryption on Windows systems. After you install this item, you may have to restart your system.

Here's the most recent:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2739159)

Installation date: ‎2/‎14/‎2013 3:07 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Recommended

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Preferred Solution: Win Update Errors (attn Dude)

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: Win Update Errors (attn Dude)

Could you please present the full version of your problem as it reads like a post in the middle of a thread rather than describing a problem from the top.

Also, who is Dude?

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Need some guidance.

I'm trying to help a friend who got hit by something, virus, malware etc. Cleaned that up but....

In looking over his Win 7 64bit Home Premium system, I noticed his Windows Update had not run in over a year. So I tried to run it manually and have been going down a rabbit hole ever since.

It looks like something has completely removed all the subkeys to "Component Based Servicing" which is core to the whole Update process. TrustedInstaller is throwing all sorts of 126 errors.

I tried to run an sfc /scannow and it fails

So last I ran a Readiness Test. Whoa, it fixed 8 and left 5478 errors. Almost all related to the regkeys needed for Component Based Servicing.

Is there an overall re-install for Windows Update and it's dependent components? Is there any chance this laptop can be saved? I've run out of idea's. All googled fixes have failed so I'm open to all suggestions at this point


Answer:Win 7 Update errors, Readiness Test returning 5000+ errors Help

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Question: Dude

Ok so this happened on my old XP machine, and just recently on this Vista one.

As far as i can tell, it is harmless, and i have barely noticed it, but it is a little frustrating.
All it is, is some virus or something. All that happens is some guys voice (maybe about 20 year) comes on the speakers saying "dude" in a weird sort of way. It happened quite a bit on my XP machine, but only once on this one. I looked on the internet and found nothing, and I am confused as to what it is.

Its not a huge issue, I can survive with it for now (until i reinstall) but i wanna know wtf is with it.



LMAO, are you serious? Never heard of that one. Have you ran full scans with an AV and antispyware apps?

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Question: What next dude?

Hey chaps,
So, I?ve ran through all your Read & run First steps, and ran CCleaner... as far as I can tell 2 problems remain.
The first is on starting up IE: on start up of my pc the following virus warning appears (see 1st screen shot). AVG detects it and asks if I want to heal or quarantine, I have done both.
Second, is the most frustrating, certain web sites that I visit, (non-porn) do this really annoying thing, I get automatically re-directed to a dell search page, I run a dell PC and at the top of the page it says: Sorry, we couldn't find;sz. Here are some related websites: (2nd screen shot was too big to post, should i e-mail?)
I also run a registered copy of Spyware Detector, this obviously hasn't detected it.
Plus, when I opened up the following message appeared. (See 3rd screen shot)
Can you help, please?

Answer:What next dude?


you'll need to attach the logs requested from the Read Me guide.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!

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Hi everyone, am new to this forum.Having a hard time removing some horrible malware. am attaching log files please help....

Answer:New Dude About To Cry!!!


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Question: dude

Hello fairly simple question i think? I like to display pictures from a folder on my desktop. all the photos from my cheap cell phone from which i emailed to my computer are clear and crisp. the ones friend send from their iphone and proper digital cameras display blurry and distorted? I have tried to change pixel size in iphoto but can not find a way?



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I'm running vista (32bit) on an Acer 5310 service pack 2 laptop. I did a safe boot two days ago because of a glitch with IE (a warning saying this script can no longer be run on this page or something such) I've since rebooted in normal mode(I've gone though F8 to do this three times now) to find that the Vista orb has been replaced by the old rectagle style. I'm pretty sure that other design type features have remained in the old style (ie 'safe mode' style) as well.Can any one help please?

Answer:Dude, where's my vista orb?

Right click on your desktop and select Personalize, Theme, and select Windows Vista in the drop down.

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Some more problems with the comp from hell from dell. My A drive will sometimes just mysteriously vanish from my computer, and I will not be able to save anything to through any other programs. It will sometimes be there when I reboot, but other times it will not.

Any help appreciated.

PS - I love the dell run around. They keep me on hold for 1.5 hrs, and then they just tell me to run a diagnostic check, virus scan, etc and tell me to get back to them. They aren't the most help ever!

Answer:Dude, where's my A drive?

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hey how can i disable my onboard video card 8290g/GV/190GL Express Chipset Family chipset using the BIOS in order to install a new driver for my nVidia GeForce FX 5200?? Just wondering if u knew

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I got a client where we gave him a fresh install of Windows Xp Pro Sp2 (Legit Copy + Updates)

This guy installs a chase game, however when it comes to trying to play it, he gets an error message saying that he needs OpenGL1.1 or greater to play it.

I found an OpenGL1.1 on the microsoft website. However think this is mainly for Windows 95 / NT Platforms as it did not do any thing.

I have re-installed the video card drivers (onboard NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU on a Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 SKT 939 Motherboard). Please note that these are the video card drivers from Gigabyte's Website. I have fround that the nVidia Drivers from the nVidia's website does not what to have any thing do with it.

It's currently using Direct X 9.0c (however I have not re-installed that yet)

I have tried looking at the site. However the only download I can seem to find points back to the same one from Microsoft that I mensioned earlier.
However the website is talking about OpenGL 2.0. There is a lot of blurb on what it does, but no downloads for it.

Any other suggestions on where I can download Open GL 1.1 or greater?

Thank you.

Answer:DUDE! Where's My OpenGL?!?!

Im possibly downloading them from limewire right now, 2 files. I will install them on my pc and test it just to make sure there not junk, but not sure what version they are yet, they say for 2000, XP, so we'll see....

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:34:11 PM, on 4/1/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winyi32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccAp... Read more

Answer:like...dude...this is my hijackthis log or something...

Thats alot of stuff lol, my comp has like 10 things.

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Question: Cowabanga Dude(do)

First of all I want to say that I appreciate all the help I have received from MajorGeeks in the past. Thank you.

Now, down to business. First of all the problem is not on this computer it is on my other house computer. Through a recent download we ended up picking up some malware called Cowabanga, Deluxe Communication .

Here is what I have done to get rid of this. Each folder came with an uninstall so I tried that. I also tried to manually delete all folders but it seems that it only morphs itself in other folders.

It has disabled my internet which forces me to use this other computer.

I ran HJT and have attached it

What can I do to get rid of this? Please help.:crybaby

Answer:Cowabanga Dude(do)

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
&... Read more

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click hereOn my second free guestbook.First one no admin access to remove bad post.This one listed above loads ok 1 out off ten times if host is lucky.Anyone know of a reliable guestbook with admin capabilty and loads good?thanks?and possibly password protected currently using a java script with a comment on top of page for view source.(not the greatest).

Answer:Another Guestbook dude

WOW drop the E on DUDE LOL = DUD

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Greeting to Dude's here,

I am using window 7 on my computer. From few days a problem is arising in my computer. While running any video suddenly the computer hangs and after leaving it idle for few time it start responding. I have done virus scan not found any solution. What should I do to fix this issue?


Answer:Please Fix My Computer Dude

Fill out your system specs. Click the link in my signature to do it.

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I just got set up with comcast internet yesterday, I have 2 Desktops, one running XP home, and another running Redhat 9.0, along with 2 laptops running XP Pro.

Befor I was running Quest DSL and everything was working fine,

I am using Netgear wireless router, with a Linksys 5 port hub.

I can only have internet connection to my desktop running XP home, it is hardwired. I have to take incomming internet from modem into one of the ports on the Netgear because the incomming port on Netgear does not work. Then I have internet to the Netgear and my laptop will see that there is wireless but it will not see other computers or the internet. I have tried putting the incomming internet into the incomming port on the Netgear and still nothing. I am not sure what is going on but this is not working and I tried all day yesterday to fix this but nothing worked.

Does anyone have any ideas to try????


Answer:Dude where is my Wireless.


My wireless router is MR814.


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Here is the log: Internet Security keeps getting a Subseven Backdoor Trojan warning.:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:40:41 AM, on 1/14/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP1 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ComSoft\Dialers\xxxCam\xxxCam.exe
C:\Program Files\SCom\Dialers\XXXmpegs\XXXmpegs.exe
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\MSWorks\Calendar\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\RBEnhance\rbenh.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Hijack This log dude!

first you ahev a rapid blaster infection, plus countless adult diallers and a few trojans thrown in for good measure

As RapidBlaster tends to mutate if the process isn't terminated first, do download and run RapidBlaster killer by Javacool:
Launch the program and hit the Scan button.
RBKiller will find any RapidBlaster variants on your system, will kill the process, and delete the Registry Run entry and find the pertaining folder in Program Files, and simply delete it!

then REBOOT then

Download & Run CWshredder from
Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in order to prevent re-infection, otherwise you will be continually reinfected
the patches are :
then reboot &
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get a... Read more

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day one of my problems the computer froze up would do nothing so I attempted to reboot and it would not allow me to shut down so I powered off with the power button, it worked for most of that day
then later either that day or the next it froze up again and I was able to reboot, then just yesterday I set the laptop down softly and it shut off this happened twice.
The second time it would not boot, the power led would come on for about 4 seconds, and the battery light would flash about every 3 seconds. I tried taking the battery out and just leaving the power cord plugged in and it worked so I left it that way for some time, later in the day I put the battery back in just because I did not like leaving the battery out and having an opening for dust etc. to get in.
I set it down awhile later and again it shut and hasn't come back on. I still get the power light for 4 secs, and and then battery light flash every 3 or 4 secs. I am a little knowledgeable about computers so I took it apart and I don't see anything wrong inside.
I reset the CMOS just for fun and did a little cursing, then tried to pray, and here I am begging for help from you kind folks....
I haven't tried the hammer yet, thought I would check here first... Thanks in advance for your help...

Answer:Dude I got a Dell, HELP.....

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I have a netgear dual band router (WNDR3300). My Ubuntu laptop can see both the G and N networks. However my XP Desktop can only see the G and NOT the N. My desktop has a D-Link Rangebooster N (DWA-142).

Any help?

Answer:Dude Where's my wireless n?

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I live in Ireland!

I have tried to purchase a MS Surface RT. I have tried every possibility!

The only possible way that I can buy one legally, is to buy it in the UK & have to shipped to someone in Northern Ireland (Part of the UK. A real Irishman would NEVER do this. I would have to cross the border into NI).

I talked to my Electronics retailer here that has been in business for over 50 years! I buy all my electronics there.

He told me that the only way he cold get them is to buy a skid load. He says he could not invest that kind of money at the expense of his general inventory!

I have contacted the Irish office of Microsoft. All they do is transfer the call to the UK MS Website. I can fill in the order for the Surface, but at the check out, it tells me they CAN NOT ship to the IRSH REPUBLIC!!

Why in HELL was I transferred to THE UK??

I have contacted all the Electronic retailers in Ireland & no one has them!

PC World told me I had to order them online! But they didn't have any idea where!!



The "Old Fart"


Answer:Hey Dude, Where is my Surface RT?

Now you see what us Americans often go through when foreign companies make products, such as Nintendo, Samsung, etc, and we have to wait behind for availability.

I'm quote certain Microsoft wouldn't boycott a "world leading country". They haven't been on the market very long, so my suggestion would be to go to the largest electronics retailer, either in person or online and find one there. If the one who went to isn't a nationwide chain, then they may not be able to purchase them as easily as the major retailers.

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So I've got this Gateway GT4009. That's a good PC, right? I got it for free out of a school that closed.

I'm a little stressed out because the problems I'm having are not consistent. When I first started the computer, it went past the XP spash screen and then it said to press ctrl+alt+delete. BUT before I could do anything it restarted and it did it again then restarted and so on.

So I decided to reinstall XP. It made it halfway through the NTFS format and then it restarted and loaded to the infamous "blue screen of death" and it had a stop code of 0x0000004e, which according to this article is bad ram, so i replaced the ram stick. Then it went to setup. Then it restarted. Then I said screw it, I'm going to ask for help.

Now I've read that this restarting happens for 3 different reasons: 1) OS problems. (which we know it can't be since I'm booting from CD) 2) a hot CPU or 3) a bad power supply. I don't have a replacement power supply handy, so I want to test the CPU heat. How do I know how hot my CPU is and what exactly IS too hot?

Answer:Help a Mac dude understand PC.

Next time before you reinstall, try safe mode (press F8 at startup).

Dunno about what constitutes too hot, but when you boot, you can get into the BIOS (there's a key you have to press right after you power on your PC - maybe Del, maybe F10, don't know what it is for Gateway PC's). Then just navigate around the menu and you're likely to find your CPU temperature.

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my brother in law used the computer while house sitting and bam! viruses galore. My wallpaper is hijacked, I get all kinds of security threat alerts saying i'm infected with spyware which lead to spyware removal advertisements, and IE quit working. I have xp professional and an out dated symantec. receive alerts indicating C:/tempar.bat is in quarantine. spy sweeper also says i have coolwebsearch, zenosearchassistant, and a few others. i also get messages about rundll32.exe, mssys.exe, trojanddownloader.xs. I removed something called mIRC, and some other files after reading some posts, but still having problems. Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:11:30 PM, on 7/28/2008
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\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
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Answer:one frustrated dude!

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OK i have this problem where my computer keeps restarting. it restarted on me the other day and now i cant get it to start back up in normal mode. i can only get it to start up in safe mode. i have no idea wtf happened please can someone help
-Frank C

Answer:Solved: Dude Help Me!

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man, the 6800Ultra lost against the X800XT??
seems the only way nvidia is keeping up is with SLI, which is not worth the cost...

scroll down to the second chart, ...ridiculous... the 6800GT killed the 6800Ultra, and all the x800's (except the Pro) beat the 6800Ultra.. man, ultra seems bad at high res and AA/AF

u sure these are correct??

Answer:WOW, dude, check out this benchmark!!

Doesn't look right to me. What till all the nvidia fans get in here.

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he's back in video. oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Answer:remember the peter pan dude?

this is relevant how?

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I need some help folks... I ran the first 5 steps of the malware READ THIS RUN FIRSt. THING. I am seriously freaked out with this computer. Everytime I open IE it is fine...then I go to another web page and the popups start. I dunno what to do. Help. :confused

Im not sure what info you need just tell me I will do my best to provide it.
Just remember...Im not computer lingo saavy

Answer:Im a noob computer dude! HELP!

Welcome to, please follow our standard cleaning procedures:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below thread to properly use HijackThis and attach the log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around..
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy Log - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware Log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender Log - from step 6
Panda Scan Log - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis Log
NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!

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I'm new to using forums. Running Windows XP SP2Working on a friends Dell Dimension 5150. First it would not turn on, did some poking around and looked like the computer had been dropped. The ram had disconnected, fixed that Starting cleaning up the thing (history, viruses, malware all that fun stuff) When I went to reboot it, it seems XP was corrupted. The taskbar had reverted to what windows 2000 task bars looked like. Yet it was below the viewing space. No start button at all up able to drag the task bar to make it larger. Can't open IE. The only I can make the computer function is through Task Manager. Some areas of Concern I have is...When I boot the computer it informs me that the Floppy Drive is not found F1 to continue F2 to try again. After I get past the Floppy seek bios pops up with 3 options...1) Windows NT 6.X2) Windows NT 5.x3)GRUB4DOS (it defaults to this option, when I select 1 or 3 it tries to boot but doesn't.)Also at one point in the booting process I'm prompted with the text {{{{ " Urr! wee..."}}}} <<<<< Just like that. I've never heard of that.Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Any help is greatly appreciated, Brad

Answer:Dude I got a Dell Problem

Do you really need to multi boot on this system (Grub4dos) ?

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Told ya them Dell's we're
AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.
Guilhem, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes".
(Wouln't it be fun to be stuck against a window seat with a 270 fat guy next to you when one of these blows up at 30,000 ft..)

Answer:Dude, Your getting a Melted DELL

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Okay, this is kinda wierd. I havn't used floppies in a long time, since before some changes were done to my comp. Anyway, I need to use one now.... the only problem is my computer doesnt seem to recognize an A: drive! It's just not there. I can't open from it, save to it, view its contents, or even see the freakin logo in My Computer.... it's like it doesn't exist. And yes, the physical drive is there, and I am pretty sure no one has opened my computer and disconnected it or something.

Dude, where's my drive?

Answer:Dude, where's my Floppy Drive?

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Hi, I have the same/similar problem as dude 1234. Firefox using 100% CPUI didnt want to steal his post so I made my own.I have doing a bit of research on different things for browsers, this amongst them. (Well I dont know that its the browser actually).Every now and then my computer seems to just grind away, fans rev to their limit, windows wont open and the whole system drags for ages then to a total stop.It seems as though it is a memory problem, but having read that post, I wondered if it was my browser? I have a Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 Ghz 1.5GB of RAM. My computer doesnt always play up like that but it has its moments.The easiest way to get past it is to close everything and then restart F/F, this does cure it but is really inconvenient if I have lots of windows open.Can I do anything to cure this phenomenon please?

Answer:Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

Well your computer is better than mine and, anyway, I have investigated and determined its not a processor or memory problem. Try using Opera browser and see if you think that eliminated the problem. I'd be interested to know."Browser" is the name of the software you use to download and display web material. Examples of browsers are:- Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome.In case you are not familiar with the term "software", it means a computer program. Computers have hardware (all the electronic bits), and software (all the instructions that are given to the hardware to make it do something useful). My apologies if I have over-simplified this, but it sounded like you needed to know.

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I'm really hoping someone can help me with this because it's driving me nuts.

I have 2 computers hooked up to a router, to share the internet connection.

Recently one of the computers got a really bad virus, so I formatted the hard drive. I decided to format the other computer's hard drive as well, as long as I was at it. After the formats, both computers has intermittent problems connecting to the web. They'd connect, then lose the connection for a while, then connect, etc. I figured the router was shot, since I was already on my second one and I know those things don't last forever. I went out and got a new router and that one seemed to do the trick- for a while anyhow. Now I'm back to the same problem of both computers occasionally losing their connectivity. If I wait a while it comes back, but 5 minutes can be an eternity where you're trying to do stuff online.

Now that I have a new router and I'm still having problems- I figure it must have something to do with my settings. I've turned OFF windows firewall and the firewall in PC-Cillin, but the problem still persists. Beyond turning off the firewall however, I'm afraid I don't know much about what might be causing my computers to have connectivity problems.

Can anyone out there shed some light on which settings I might change in order to maintain my connection? Possibly something in Windows security center, but there's so much stuff in there that I'm af... Read more

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Answer:Some WoW dude said i should post it on a forum, its HJT

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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My goal is to mod my Dell until it's no longer recognizable as such.

Here's a summary of my question:
Which should I buy first: a CPU fan, or a mobo/PSU combination? In other words, which is more important: keeping my CPU below 55&deg; C or being able to plug the mobo into the front panel USB, power switch?

Here are the details:
I am tweaking the heck out of my Dell Dimension 2350 Intel P4 1.8 GHz 845GL system. My father got it for me two years ago because it was really cheap, and he thought it would be a good place to start and I could upgrade later. The thought was, at least it's an ATX with a P4, and my old Wintel system wasn't upgradeable to a P4 at all. Unfortunately, when I got it and opened it up, I found I couldn't add another HDD because there's no place for it! I was not aware of Dell's lockbox/proprietary policies before I got it. Needless to say, this is really annoying!

So, I've been putting a lot of effort lately into upgrading, modding, and doing all I can to negate the warranty! But I have a predicament right now, and that is, I've put myself in a place where I cannot just stop where I am. But I'm overbudget on my upgrades for this month, but I've ended up with a PC in a sort of a "transitional phase" and I need to know: what's the most important step to take next, if I can only do one thing?

My first step was to replace the graphics card and disable onboard graphics (and I... Read more

Answer:Dude, you're killing your Dell!

Update: This, and other pages led me to think the PSU is proprietary. But my mobo doesn't have that other 6-pin dealio that the older Dells had. It looks like a standard ATX PSU. And if you look at the specs for these knockoffs, you'll see it's 20-pin ATX. Does anyone know for sure? A new PSU would almost cost more than a mobo!

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Here is my log....What should I delete? Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:41:12 PM, on 9/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Answer:Another Dude Needs HiJack Log Analyzed

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hi there ok so my problem is that i keep getting this message: error code 0x8007F0DA & cant download MANY critical windows updates

i have also restored my pc to an earlier date and makes no difference

i managed to copy this from the windows download that i just previously tried to up date

Downloading Security Update for Windows XP (KB2661637) (update 1 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Windows XP (KB2621440) (update 2 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2656369) (update 3 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2656370) (update 4 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Windows XP (KB2653956) (update 5 of 15)... failed!
Downloading Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2675157) (update 6 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2604110) (update 7 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 x86 (KB2604111) (update 8 of 15)... done!
Downloading Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2604092) (update 9 of 15)... done!
Downloading Update Rollup for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB2695962)... Read more

Answer:please help errors & update failures antivirus blocked and cant update possible virus

Uninstall Comodo Firewall and just use the Windows Firewall, do no use Panda cloud either. If you have any other Anti-Virus software uninstall that and install Microsoft Security Essentials. For the failed updates run the Microsoft FixIt

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I installed this update through Windows Update yesterday on my Asus laptop and my parents' Acer desktop. On mine, the CU failed to install but with a retry it worked. After it installed, I ran the Windows Update Troubleshooter, and came back with there errors:

Potential Windows Update Database Error Detected
Service Registration missing or corrupt
Windows Update database corruption.

I ran it on the Acer and the same errors were found.

So, I choose the Fresh Start option on the Asus which worked perfectly. I ran the troubleshooter again, found no problems. Reinstalled this update, but had to restart because it got stuck on downloading. After that no problems installing but the troubleshooter came back with those same errors.

The only thing I can figure is that the update is causing it but I'm not sure what to do.

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i have recently installed I.E.7 even upgraded it to I.E.7 optimised for yahoo but i dont know whr did my yahoo toolbar went...if that was not enough i reinstalled yahoo toolbar but again i aint spotting it...

my 3rd party browser extention is already check..even then i am unable to use anti-spy n all button of yahoo toolbar..infact the entire toolbar is missing....

does i.e 7 support yahoo toolbar at all?

Answer:whrs my yahoo toolbar dude!!

on the same line as where it says file,edit etc, you should be able to right click and see the toolbar you want and activate it

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Hello,anyone out there can help me to configure my own LAN at my home.Let's me describe.I have a pc connected to Streamyx(my ISP) broadband.Basic 512K,static IP.
I'm using Windows XP.
I'm just bought a notebook and I wanna it connect to the Internet too while I'm online using my PC.Sound crazy,right..
Can you show me step by step as I'm tried there were error 619(invalid username/password).Forget about this error.Now,can you show me how to do with this?
PC(XP also)
ADSL ROUTER(Billion supplied by TMnet)
STREAMYX account(BASIC 512k unlimited)
Please show me step by step..I'm glad if u can solved this problem..

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hey im a new guy round here names hayan

if anyone can help me asahp ill be grateful

i got a new system with a intel dg33bu motherboard and an intel core 2 quad processor and 2 seagate sata 500 gb hard disks.

when i try to install xp 64 bit it says no hard disk drives detected on your... does anyone know how i can fix this

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I had wrote a thread amonth ago under the title "Where is my disc space???". The suggestions were all helpful, but they were only about retrieving lost files and such. I've finally settled into the mind set that my treasures are gone, (photos, videos, music, ect ) but I thought that when you do a full system restore that it not only wipes out all the old stuff but also clears up or clears out space. I'm down to about a 150 to 175mb of space which leaves 0% of memory. I don't know where my space went or how to get it back. I have the minimum programs and such. I have nothing to throw out. Do I have to get back all of the old files to go through those and delete what I can? HELP! S.O.S. May day. May Day. Man Down.

Peace, Love and Anime

Answer:Dude Where's My Disk Space part 2

"Memory" is built into the machine and stays the same. It has nothing to do with disk space.

If you are low on disk space, you need to find out what is using it and remove anything unneeded, or get a larger drive.

You can explore the space usage with:
Space Sniffer (Win 7/8 compatible)
Disk Space Fan

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Hello there,

I am a new member in Tech Support Guy forum. I am looking forward for the solution regarding the problem occurred in my computer. Last day as soon as I turn on my computer it shown the DLL missing error. I tried to start in safe mode but it is working.Is this is because of virus? Can it be recovered? If is the way to recover from this?


Answer:Solved: Any Suggestions To Fix My Computer Dude ?

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I was trying to remote from my desktop at home to my work laptop. I changed the workgroup on my laptop to match my workgroup at home. But being that the laptop is a secured login its not accepting my password now, and just tells me "The system could not log you on. Make sure you User name and domain are correct, then type your password again." Ummm so that's special. I don't know any of the other admin account user names or passwords but I am able to see it on my network. I don't know if there's any way for me to fix the problem myself without having to confess my stupidity to the powers that be. If anyone has any helpful advice it would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dude I think I just bricked my work laptop

At the login screen press ctrl+alt+del (you may have to press it twice) and it should present you with the old style login. From there you should be able to choose the domain you are logging into.

If that does not work, you should probably contact your IT dept. and let them fix it.

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Hello, im new in the forum, sorry for my english, im argentinian.. I would change my hdd stock Toshiba MK3261GSY SIZE: Width 69.85 mm (2.75 inch) - Depth 100 mm (3.94 inch) - Height  9.5 mm (0.37 inch) And this is instales with this (Or similarity the pic is a google example)  ------ I should buy something to install my SSD or nothing more? the ssd is smaller, no space left over?For example this: Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm iM FOLLOW THIS TOPICTHANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWERS

__________________________________________________Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T420 - Mod. 4236-GL3 || I5, 6gb, 320gb.


Go to Solution.

Answer:[DUDE] Change my HDD stock for SSD T420

Welcome to the forum.
Yes you can replace the 9.5mm thick HDD with a 7mm thick SSD. The thinner SSD will fit OK inside the metal cage that now holds the HDD and the rubber rails will hold everything in place inside the ThinkPad. I have done this before without any problems.

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Not sure about the name but from time time when i surf to a web page instead i see popup windows one of them is dude calc pro or something then he ask me if i want to keep showing the site or not with a checkbox i think.

And all i can do is to shut down the chrome from Task Manager and re open chrome.

Any ideas how to fix that ?

Answer:Anyone else have this dude calc pro virus in chrome ?


Please see if you can find dude.exe and run it through VirusTotal:
VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner

Once at the website, press: Choose File

Navigate to dude.exe, and double click on it so the file name is populated, then click: Scan it!

IMPORTANT! If the file is listed as already analyzed, click on: Reanalyze file now

Once completed, highlight the information in the address bar and provide the link in your reply.

Note: If dude.exe is not a found, and it is dudexxx, or whatever file you think is associated with the issue, then, scan it instead.

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I have just downloaded a Guitar Pro 5 program using a torrent and I don't understand the install instructions supplied. There was a read me inside that said:

Install Notes:

1. Burn or Mount with PowerISO

2. Install it.

3. Use key below to register .



Now I know how to run an install and put in a serial cause that is simple but step one is like foreign language to me. Please help and I will forever be indebted to you.

Answer:Please help a dude out who is kinda computer illiterate

Also I should mention that the file that was downloaded has a odd extention, it is .daa

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Hi. i am running windows xp pro sp2. my windows task manager has suddnely gone bonkers. all the tabs+drop down menus are gone. when i press clt+alt+delete all i get is the view which shows the proformence graph. this is how it appears now
it has happened to me once before too. dont know wht caused it. any ideas how i could get ma whole task manager back !! ?

Answer:Dude.. wheres my Task Manager !

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Posted on Sunday, December 23rd, 2007by Jose Nazario The Storm Worm is back, this time it?s got a Christmas theme. Who knew that it would take them so long to do this? Here?s a sample mail: Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 21:19:19 -0500From: geneoldham[at]usmint.treas.govTo: ---Subject: Find Some Christmas Tailgot a sec?Winter can be cold. I bet you could use a little something to warm youup. Take 2 min out of your day. You wont regret it. ;-)hxxp:// domain,, has a bunch of nameservers and a lot of IPs associated with it - Fast Flux! An infected host will drop the file:C:\WINDOWS\disnisa.exeAnd store the peerlist in:C:\WINDOWS\disnisa.configA pair of randomly chosen ports - one TCP and one UDP - will be opened.It will lower the firewall and add a registry entry to make sure that firewall permission is permanent.After that, the usual Storm worm mayhem begins.AV detection for this sample is pretty modest at this pointMore Detailed Analysis @ ARBOR NetworksAdditional analysis over @ Digital Intelligence and Strategic Operations Group

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We have a PC which we use for our SBS 2003 R2 Server. It's an entry level server with 3 PC connected to it.
Specs are Intel Core2Duo E8400, 4Gb DDR II Ram, 2x SATA 160Gb Hard Drive (Software Raid for OS), 2x 1Tb Hard Drive (Raid via Adaptec Adaptec 1220SA), 1x 1TB Hard Drive for nightly back up.

This PC is left on 24/7. However every 6-8 weeks, the data from the 2x 1TB Hard Drives disappears. We will go into MY COMPUTER, we can still see the RAIDed Volume. However when we open up the volume, there is no data on the volume. We have found that if we restart the server, the data is back. During the restart, i notice that the RAID controller card is reporting to me that the volume is OPTIMAL.

This morning, we had this happen for the 3rd time, and it's getting a little annoying with the little mirror heart attack that you get finding that your data has gone walkies.

We are using your Adaptec Utility to monintor the RAID. The RAID is set up as a RAID1 (or Drive Mirror).

Any advice on what could be going wrong and what steps me can take to resolve the issue.

Answer:DUDE! Where's My RAID Data? Adaptec AAR-1220SA

Have you checked device manager when the data on the volume isn't found? It could possibly be the RAID controller itself adn Windows would report that the device is failing when you can't find the files. Also does the card report that the volume is optimal everytime or only when it fails the previous time?

I would say start with a driver reinstall/update first and go from there. I'm assuming your software RAID running 2003 is 100&#37;?

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Windows 7
x64 bit
Retail version
Hardware is all new except for the video card, which was functioning fine last week (never had a BSOD error before this new setup)
I have reinstalled the OS as off 11/1/2011 (after getting tons of blue screens, i installed a 2nd time)
CPU: AMD Phenom (tm) II X6 1035T Processor 2.60 GHz
Video Card: Radeon HD 5750
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97
PSU: Corsair GS600 (600w)

Homebuilt system.

I haven't updated the BIOS or any drivers past what I received on the motherboard install disk. The motherboard is new out of the box as is the RAM, CPU (and heat sync), and PSU.

I installed win 7 initially and after installing MB driver updates, etc..started to go through programs (flash, java, etc...) and began getting a lot of blue screens of various kinds. I narrowed it down I thought to a driver issue with my video card. Apparently the atikmdag.sys file that comes with catalyst screws up win 7 computers? I was careful not to install the video care drivers the 2nd install of 7 and I got no BSOD errors till I did. Having said that, all my errors seem to be unrelated to my video card, examples: "bad_pool_header" and "system_service_exception".. I'm a bit stuck. Also my desktop window manager has crashed a couple times.

Thanks for any help..

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD - (out of date) tech. dude needs help

Hi -

There were 8 BSOD dump files, 1 was -0- bytes (indicates catastrophic, sudden hardware failure). The remaining 7 don't offer us much as they seem to point everywhere, but nowhere. ATI video, Networking (tcpip.sys), memory, security descriptors, etc...

I did find entries like this in Event Viewer -

{Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file): '\??\Volume{625b9dda-049f-11e
1-8f9f-806e6f6e6963}\System Volume Information\SPP\SppCbsHiveStore\{cd
was corrupted and it has been recovered. Some data might have been lost.
Registry hive corruption may be HDD failure.

Run HDD diags - start w/ 2nd link - SeaTools for DOS -

I also found 100s++ entries relating to "bad blocks" + CDROM. Any chance the DVD used to install Windows 7 is bad?

I saw -0- Windows Updates in the systeminfo file, yet the Event Logs show both success and failure for Windows Updates. WERCON shows 100s of Windows Updates failures. Please check Control Panel - are there any Windows Updates installed? I do know that Windows 7 SP1 is not installed.

I know you have 4x4 GB RAM; some bugchecks were memory related.

Run memtest86+ -

Do you have 2 ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series video cards installed ... Read more

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hi . i recently bought this new mother board by Asus, P5RD1-V. the problem is that when i try to install windows xp on my SATA HD, after the initial stage during which the setup copies all the drivers and then gives that option " to install windows XP press enter" plus one or two other options, when i press enter i get this massage that says " setup didnt find any hard drives installed on your system. check to see if any HD is installed .... " and then it goes on to say things like check your drive configuration or the drive health and things like that. all this when at the the bootup it does show the hard drive connected at SATA port 1. !! ? i run seagate diagnostic tool on it and it showes the drive as perfectly healthy. i dont know why is it doing it. the hard disk is spanking brand new. the same goes for the 120GB WD SATA. the interesting thing it has no issue with the good old IDE HD's. i connected my old maxtor IDE hard drive and the setup ran as smooth as it can get. i dont know why setup isent detecting the SATA HD. is it the board or is it somthing else. any ideas !

Answer:Solved: Dude wheres my Hard Drive !!

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Just last night I received a message from a friend with the caption 'WTF DUDE?' and a link. Dumbly I opened it and chrome auto downloaded 'Image.scr'. I don't remember exactly whether or not I executed it but shortly after I found that my steam account had messaged everyone in my friends list the same message. I quickly located the file and deleted it, and emptied my bin, cleared all my cookies and history on my browser, etc. I then boot up my PC in safe mode, look for any of the listed .scr infections posted of the steam forums but found none. I can't completely recall anything strange going on either after that. I then restarted and scanned my computer with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avast. Only Supersantispyware found three threats which were cookies. It took action and still I can't completely seem to know whether or not i'm infected with the virus. Now I am here on this forum without experience in anything related to viruses, so I have no clue what i'm searching for. I'm dying to know, again, whether or not i'm infected. 
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Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you. 
Windows 8.1 
Toshiba Satellite P755D

Answer:Steam 'WTF DUDE?' .scr link - Have I been infected? Symptoms?

G'day Yamatsukami, and Welcome to BC
Read Full
How to Watch Your Back so You Can Help Others Watch Theirs
Enable Steam Guard. Never disable it no matter what others say.
Use strong passwords with your Steam account. Never share it with anyone. Change it on a regular basis.
Make sure that the email tied to your Steam account has the two-factor authentication (2FA) feature enabled. Never share your password for it as well.
Familiarize yourself with terms related to Steam, such as SSFN, Steam Guard, and Steam Wallet, so that you know what they are, their purpose, and how they’re used.
Avoid clicking links sent over your way via Steam chat. If you can, take the time to verify them using free online tools at your disposal. Is the link shortened? Do what Joe did and use a site that reveals the true destination of the URL. Not familiar with the domain of the URL you received? Do a bit of research on it, or have a website scanner visit it first. VirusTotal and Sucuri Site Check are just some of the tools you can use for this.
In line with the point above, make sure to read correctly the Steam URL sent to you. The only acceptable ones should be and This is very important, especially when you’re expected to log in to your account to do something with the page.
Resist the urge to add and accept every friend or group invite you receive. Having more Steam friends may be merrier, but being picky... Read more

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Last week I did a format and re-install of my main computer. I am currently using Outlook 2007 Beta.

I did the normal export to a PST file. However when I restored, the only thing that i can see it my Message Headers. I open up an email or reply to an email, the message body is no longer there.

I have also noticed that new email are being downloaded, but again, only the header is being visable. No message body.

Any one else have this problem?
Any way that I can get my old message bodies back?
More importantly, is there any way that i can get my new message bodies to show?

Answer:OUTLOOK 2007 BETA - DUDE! Where's My Emails!

have you tried your pst's on a different pc just to make sure they are no corrupted? You will need to use the original since they arent backwards compatiable...atleast they arent in the older versions

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Hello There,

Greeting to all experts and senior member in this forum.I need any help to solve my issue.Is there any dude who can help me to fix my computer problem? While working the window suddenly restart. Is this is a virus attack? Should I format my computer or there is any other alternative for this?

Thanks In Advance

Answer:Fix My Computer Dude, Window Restart Without Warning

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14 pages of reading....but some may find it quite interesting

Answer:A good article by some Microsoft dude on Rogue malware

thanks for the post

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I'm on my 4th re-install since 6/10/16. The reason being, when I closed there were 163 updates available, once it finished it would revert back and hang for 30 +. At which point I would be pretty much re-install. It has yet to show I have any updates,
so here I sit. Needles to say I can't install anything. That is the only way I would see any updates, windows update just runs until hour + later it stops saying I need to select a install method, which I've done, but do it again and repeat everything.

I wanted to install 10 but unable I assume for the same reason.

Thank you

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Ok so I had to reinstall windows XP because my OS would not load and I got all the drivers reinstalled, diagnostic ran smooth and everything came up working ok etc but my device manager won't recognize anything! The compy says my audio mixers are not there, my USB devices are not working, hardware wizard is not responding, microsoft updates are not working, Dell's driver downloads are calling out for something that isn't there and I really really need this fixed ASAP so I can get to my external HD. So I tried putting an apple sticker on my Dell in hopes it would accept its new identity and start not sucking, but alas this did not work. If you help me fix this I'll seriously be your new best friend... I have apple stickers. ;-)

Answer:Solved: Dude! I don't get my Dell! No devices in device manager?! USB and sound don't work?!

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Question: Attn : Rog

This thread should be moved into this forum.

Have a look at it. I've never dealt with Spaces before, and have not seen any removal utilities, but for an antivirus prog.

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I didnt know what forum this would go under, so this would probably be the choice. But I try to log on to my E-mail account, [email protected] at our site we use for e-mail. So I can type my password in and username. When I get into the site, I can see the side bar, but when I click inbox, it says "Page cannot be displayed", is there any way I can fix this because I Need to get my e-mails. Thanks alot

Answer:ATTN: Please help me!

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Question: Attn. VoG

Hi VoG,Just a quick thanks for your help on crimble day with my problem with IE tried your idea, repair windows, but got about halfway through then went black screen and restarted tried it a couple of times, no go.Anywho just spent the last day and half on a clean install, running clean and green, fast as a rat up a drainpipe.Again thanks a lot for your time, wish I could say i'd do the same for you but I haven't got the answers, got loads of questions tho.Regards and a happy new year Bob

Answer:Attn. VoG

My pleasure - glad that you got sorted eventually.Happy New Year when it comes.

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Here is my hijack this report. It takes 45 mintues for my computer to start up from the time i turn it on to the time my icons are on the desktop. this has happened 3 times now - the first time, i ran stinger and afterwards it was fine. Four or five days later it did it for a second time. It locked up my computer so badly i had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall. (that was this past Friday). I copied over my files from my backup on Sunday, and everything was running great. Now it is doing it again as of this morning - did i reinfect by transferring my backup files?? my daily scan found 5 viruses last nite, malware bytes found 8 viruses today which i deleted. For now, my computer is running fine once it loads, but it still takes literally 45 minutes to load. I work from home and HAVE to have my computer running smoothly so immediate help would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:39:25 PM, on 9/16/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exeC:\Program Files\Common ... Read more


Hello,We 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.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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Hello, I'm trying to update my Windows 2000 to SP4. I've downloaded the SP4 Express Installation to my hard drive and I've run it once and what it did was scan my computer, but I canceled it while it was scanning. The next day when I wanted to update to SP4, update.exe generates errors and is closed. What should I do? Please help me.

Answer:Trying to update, update.exe generates errors.

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I have 3 pc's here that have the WinAntivirus 2007 infection with the missing Control panel and the comprised Admin rights.

I have been struggling with these machines to get them clean. Using Kaspersky, Ad-aware, Spybot S&D PC-Cillin, hijackthis, vundofix and a few others I was able to clean these PC's but not return the admin rights, and the infection always returned.

I tried looking at the GPO options,figuring that this is where the security changes were made when i realized that the GPO snapin was missing. I was actually looking for a download site for the snapin when I found the following thread.
this was the first solution I was able to find after extensive googling. I just wanted to say thank you for the very detailed steps. On the few websites that i did actually post on the only replies were "format the drive, use system restore etc..." Like you, unless I am pressed for time I hate to let someone else win. All of these format happy people seem to forget that its the programs and data that make the computer, not just the OS. Formatting is not always the answer.
I will be trying these on the PC's on monday when I get to work. I just have a few questions.

1) the fixthumper files. Did you only use these to delete registry entries?

2) restoring Admin privlidges. Was the original fix thumper file used to restore the permissions? If it was used ... Read more

Answer:ATTN: Cookiegal Thank You

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Before doing anything I need to see a HijackThis log. Those fixes were prepared for Thumper specifically.

Click here and then scroll down to and click on hijackthis self installer to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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Hi Scully,
I'm addressing this to you as you kindly helped me a week or so ago, and I have a very similar problem again.
A friend asked me to help network his old and new computers via hubless 10baseT cable (I guess it's just cross-wired). Anyway, all the hardware seems to be okay, but the two machines refuse to talk to each other.
The old machine is a windows 98 box and the other is Windows 2000. The 98 machine will show up the 2000 one in Network Neighbourhood, but returns "you do not have permission to access that resource" (sound familiar) , and the 2000 doesn't show up anything in My Network Connections (?)
As you can probably gather, I'd never set eyes on 2000 before but I had hoped that it would be similar to 98 and NT4 that I'd get it to behave. Well, I tried to go about it the same way as you instructed me to in NT4, but it still wasn't keen. This was slightly different than my machines in that I had to set up the hardware too, but I'm pretty sure I got all the protocols and services in.
I guess it's just that ol' user setup again. Could you give me some pointers on how to go about this in Win2000?
Thanks very much

Answer:Attn: Scully .... and anyone else who could help :)

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Currently im making my house a home network to make the resources of my computer available to all, I have 2 Laptops running in the home group and 1 desktop

BOTH laptops are running Windows 8, the Desktop is running windows 7 ultimate...

on the home group when i go to "share folder with" option, the laptops have the capability of showing eachother files, the DESKTOP has the capability of JUST the homegroup... I cannnot for the life of me figure out where i went wrong, exact steps with all 3...

Answer:Attn: Homegroup help please!!

Originally Posted by 403Phaze

Currently im making my house a home network to make the resources of my computer available to all, I have 2 Laptops running in the home group and 1 desktop

BOTH laptops are running Windows 8, the Desktop is running windows 7 ultimate...

on the home group when i go to "share folder with" option, the laptops have the capability of showing eachother files, the DESKTOP has the capability of JUST the homegroup... I cannnot for the life of me figure out where i went wrong, exact steps with all 3...

I'm not completely sure what you mean, can you show a picture of this?

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Question: Attn: sassofalco


Here's the screen shot of the Symantec entry in my registry.

Answer:Attn: sassofalco

What is this referring to?

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Question: Attn Halo

Halo, have been down with flu and other health problems am on the mend however.

I hate to contact you this way, but I could not find the last thread I had started and which you replied to.

I was finally able to copy a disk to my hard drive and then record that music to a blank cd on my sony cd-rw with the software that came with it, Nero Start Smart.

I cannot figure out how to d/l music to my hard drive from the internet and add it to the files in my audio in nero, when I try to do this I get this:
Cannot add file "cs:\mydocsthename of file" This file is not supported, tried to contact nero, but was dealing with someone in germany, and got little support what I did get was about 50 emails with the same thing on them.

I don't know if you have done this but if you have would appreciate some help.


Answer:Attn Halo

Sorry to hear you've been unwell, had similar symptoms last month myself to flu so I know how it feels, glad youre on the mend tho

on to your problem, well it depends what file type you are trying to use nero to burn, it maybe a file type it doesnt know.

If you can post or PM me with the link you are using to DL music maybe I can try also ( if what your DLing is from a legal source which I would imagine it is I will give it my best shot ) as I have Nero also.

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Question: Attn: Moderator

Notice to Moderator, re: the following Q:

Reason for my question:
In the past, if i'd just try my luck elsewhere, the post would be deleted w/notification of double posting.

Answer:Attn: Moderator

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I installed Windows XP without a problem.  It works great.  The only problem I'm having is that my printer is not printing properly.  It goes through the motions but nothing is printing on the paper.  Is this a driver problem or what do you think it could be?  This started happening after the conversion to XP.  I checked the Lexmark website, and it states that my printer is compatible with XP.  The printer is a Lexmark X5150.   Any advice or troubleshooting knowledge you can give would be a big help.  

Answer:Attn:  Joleen, or someone who can help.  

Did you "Add Printer" drivers into WinXP?  

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Question: Attn: Sultan_emerr

Some time back I was looking for info on a problem I had downloading shockwave, I had this in my post:

"I might add that I am running win2000xp pro"

You replied to me with this:
"win2000xp pro = There's no such opersting system."

I found this:
" Go Pro
Add Genuine Windows® XP Professional and enjoy all the advantages of XP"

If you were saying there is no such operating system, I beg to differ, I have notice a spot on the forum board for this system

No need to reply

Answer:Attn: Sultan_emerr

Win 2000 and XP Pro are two completely different operating systems . . this forum covers both

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Answer:Attn: Those who can't get Broadband

I bet the property is cheap out there though....We in London are sooo spoilt, flushing toilets (inside the house), electricity (all day, most of the time)and more than 4 TV channels.!!!!

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Question: Attn:cypertech!!

Please Help Me On My Other Threads I Hope You Can Help


LOL!! Why didn't you PM me? Oh you need to turn that feature on. So what's happening here?

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Question: Attn Halo

Wanted to let you know that my real player problem is solved. Junked the win98.

My son who is a soft ware installer and computer builder has built me a new one with xp installed.

I want to thank you and all of the others who have responded to my many posts about real player and other items as well.

Good to have a online helpful friends.

A BIG THANKS(not shouting)

Answer:Attn Halo

Hey Java, hahahahaha thats one way to get rid of the problem get a new PC how you have many hours of fun with your new PC and I hope you have enough protection from the nasties that lurk on the net? if you havnt already please read this great guide ( spywareblaster is a must have app )

again congrats on a new PC

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Question: ATTN: MicroBell

if i re-install any OS that has a NTFS file system will i loose docs and files that are on my computer? I have another hard drive that i want to hook up but i don't want to back up my files and do a complete reinstallation

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Answer:ATTN: MicroBell

If u reinstall over the existing OS without formatting ...then No ..u will not lose out ur data ...

If ur installing the OS on a new harddrive then u will not have any issue's accessing ur exixting files on the other harddrive

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Question: Attn: Cheeseball81

My friend suggested posted this hjt log - could you please help me find my missing ATL71.DLL. Thanks for any help.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:39:01 PM, on 10/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBTray.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Attn: Cheeseball81

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Question: ATTN: Claymore

The post I wanted to respond to was closed, but I just wanted to say
for the advice you gave regarding missing CD drives. I tried that and it worked! ​

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Question: Attn: CS Players

i now have my own cs 1.6 server up and running. pings are a little high but it's worth it to me and it's cheap!


Answer:Attn: CS Players

Heh; im gonna take a stab at you...

Sooo you got a cs1.6 server but no IP?

Are you saying you have partially abusive admins?

OK two stabs

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I deleted something the other day and now I'm thinking I shouldnt have played around with certain things. I went into the regedit and got rid of anything Norton and Symantec and Java things... I dont think I should have screwed with java... now I cant get things to show... for instance... In The Fan Videos on IE homepage wont play.. and pictures wont appear where they should.. any advice?

Answer:Attn: Cheeseball, please help

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I was asked by CS Scorpion to post my log here, as well as the link to the thread where we've been working on my freezup problem.

Here is the link:

Here is the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:37:28 PM, on 10/1/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Accessories\Register\Remind32.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Conn... Read more

Answer:Attn: CS Scorpion re: HJ log

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Question: Attn: Starchild

Noticed you put more than one picture on a board(reiman) wonder if you could tell how to find the way to do it. Thanks

Image in GarrettCounty Md

Answer:Attn: Starchild

Java said:

Noticed you put more than one picture on a board(reiman) wonder if you could tell how to find the way to do it. Thanks

Image in GarrettCounty MdClick to expand...
I just wrote to you elsewhere about that board. About how active it is!

Most of the time I can't find my posts again, after I write them. I know you can set it to have email notification, but I was getting so many I couldn't keep up.

Usually I complain because a board is so SLOW!

As to putting up 2 pictures. I was uploading my pictures to the free webspace that came with my ISP (in your case you use photo bucket) and setting them up with html coding on the board.

<br> is break- space. 2nd picture address would go in the 2nd one. Wouldn't need the <br> after the 2nd one unless you planned to write something more.
this is with html coding which doesn't work here but does on the backyard board.

<img src=""><br>
<img src=""><br>

I can put html coding on here to show you because it DOESN'T work here. But if I put bbs coding here to show you, it will read it and open the picture.

bbs coding doesn't seem to require the quotation marks around the url, I don't think. And would just be the img and /img in those [ brackets. You have both the bbs and html coding in what you put here.

S... Read more

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Question: ATTN: Chaslang

Long time no virus...
unfortunately, my buddy seems to have the quake virus
he attempted to crack a software program for making slideshows
he got a bad crack that revealed pornography and popups
the crack proceeded to to install a "secuirty and trouble shooting" center
i attempted the "Read and Run Me first" however, something is not allowing me to completely download programs such as HiJack this
my buddy said that he removed the "quake" from his add/removal programs at least twice but the program returns
can you please tell me if my diagnosis is correct and what i need to do since the PC is unable to open/download any new programs that maybe helpful?

thanks buffaLo

Answer:ATTN: Chaslang

First run this: SpywareQuake & SpyFalcon Removal Procedure and attach the smitfiles.txt log.

Now download HOSTER and then follow the below steps.

Unzip Hoster to a convenient folder such as C:\Hoster
Run Hoster.exe, click Restore Original Hosts and then click OK.
Click the X to exit the program
Now try to run the READ ME. If you cannot run all of it, tell me, but please try everything and post the logs from what you are able to run.

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My windows dvd maker would crash after the first screen without even an explanation as to why. Then I uninstalled Nero 6 and now dvd maker works like a charm!!

So DO NOT install Nero if you plan on using dvd maker

Answer:ATTN: anyone having dvd maker problems

I didn't think Nero 6 was compatible with VISTA.

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Johnwill-- A few weeks ago you told me about the USB 2.0 HD enclosure. I remember you said you were running one (or two). I have a problem, I think. After installing the USB 2.0 PCI card and then the enclosure, I wanted to move some files from the USB drive to C:. When I right clicked on the files and went to "Send to" there was no option to send to C:, only to send to the USB drive where the file was already located. Well, I moved those files a different way, so that's okay. I formatted the USB drive just now, and noticed in Disk Manager that my C: drive as well as the USB drive are listed as Primary. The C: is drive 0, and the USB is drive 1. Is this how it should be? It seems as though the USB HD has taken over.

I believe it was you who said the USB 2.0 drive would be fast. Man, it is! Much faster than I expected. Would appreciate any help/advice you can give me. There doesn't seem to be many people on the forums using this.

I'll owe you at least a twelve of your favorite brew. I'll deliver as soon as Bill Gates releases Windows Transport.

Answer:USB 2.0 HD Enclosure ATTN: Johnwill

There won't be any option to send to C: but you can create one easily enough. Go to Windows Explorer and navigate to the Send To folder and you can create a Send To shortcut for any drive letter you want.

The way your drives are showing up in disk Manager is normal....0 being the first drive and 1 being the second drive. If you were to add another drive it would be labeled as 2. Everything is working the way it should.

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I have been trying to install drivers for the Encore ENF656-EHW-INPR modem. Installed and was working fine, then I had to reinstall WinXP. Downloaded the latest drivers but windows cannot find the driver. It sees the modem but will not find drivers even when I path out to the driver. Any suggestions?



Answer:Attn: Driver Experts, Please Help!!!

Is the download a compressed file (many are)? If so you need to uncompress it before you can install it.

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You helped me the other day with problems with my computer (slow, dragging, etc) and referred the problem to a moderator.

I thought everything was ok. However, now when I put a CD in, it doesn't auto-play the way it did before. Or when I attempt to burn something on a CD, it doesn't open automatically. I have to go thru My Computer and go to that particular drive.

When I first turn my computer on, I notice it no longer opens the same way. It nows shows it opening thru Recovery.

How do I get the auto-play back on, and how to I change back to coming on in Normal Mode?

Answer:Attn: Phantom010 and/or Vicks

Please continue HERE. A malware removal expert is currently working on your issues and you should answer his latest questions.

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I want to tell you how much I appreciate your sound advice. Everything you told me to do was right on target. BRAVO SIR Now I have encountered a problem. I have copied and pasted your instructions as to where I encountered "a fatal error, system setup has been terminated" "ERROR CODE c:00000000080" there were several other error codes that I failed to write down due to the building frustration. What do you suggest I do now. I am still awaiting a call from MSN's level 2 support from the SP2 sector (lmao) But I am unable to proceed from the paragragh below. It is on the restart that I get a bright blue screen with the fatal error on it.

Note After you restart, the system may lock up with a black screen. (Your mouse will work.) In this case, restart again by turning the computer off and then back on. The second restart will let you to log on.

When your computer restarts, Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) does not run, and the Windows icons and the Start button are unavailable. To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to start Task Manager.
Click File, and then click New Task (Run...).
In the Open box, type regedit , and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

On the right side of the viewing pane, right-click ObjectName, click Modify, type LocalSystem in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Restart your computer

Answer:ATTN: ABHINAV2GOOD...I need your assistance

Diver: you'll probably get better results if you continue on the same thread. It's fine if you want what'shisname's advice, just remember there are others who want to help, and have the expertise.

Here is the rest of the thread.

If this is an unrelated problem (probably not) you should be more specific as to what the problem is.

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I have just read a report from vnunet about the discovery by a Boston Security firm that 6 holes have been found in all versions of Mirabilis ICQ. 3 affect Pop3 client. Basically Hackers can take control of a PC and shut it down or download all sorts. There is no available patch at moment. The link if I get it right is: click here

Answer:Attn: Sec.Holes in AOLs ICQ


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Hi Hewee...........Just letting you know that I am extremely pleased with "Mailwasher" and delighted to get rid of the 'porn' Spam at 1st hand, and THANKS. 'Hope all is well in your world....Cheers, Bonnie

Answer:ATTN: HEWEE re: Mailwasher

Your very welcome Bonnie.

Yes all is well here thank you.

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i wanted to burn some VCD's but the MOVIE file is too big. is there a posibility NERO will allow me to break the big movie file into 2 CD's ?

Answer:attn: NERO experts . please HELP !!

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    My B-575 that was purchased from Best Buy here locally failed to boot and / or OKR upon bringing it home, so I contacted Lenovo .... Skipping the "long story - short" and getting right to my issue.  I need to know what software was factory installed on your B575 that utilizes your EgisTec ES603 Biometrics Device ( Fingerprint reader).  I have acquired the driver from Lenovo's support site, but there is no available software to utilize the device.  The support team @ Lenovo has no idea what to tell me except that they are sorry and looking into my issue.  If someone is able to provide me with the appropriate software, I as well as the support staff at Lenovo (I'm sure they're tired of me calling) would be eternally greatful.    For anyone interested in how this problem evolved, feel free to ask.  Many thanks in advance.

Answer:ATTN: Any and All B575 Owners : I need your help

the drivers should have the application you need: it doesn't have, try this:

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I need someone to put this issue to bed for me. This argument is about wired vs. wireless.

First of all let me just say that I personally cannot tell a difference, but some people will swear that wireless mice (ex. G7) have a "lag" time that is not present in wired mice (ex. G5), therefore making the G5 the superior mouse.

If someone out there who knows their mice could provide some insight into this matter that would be great.

I am not looking for an opinion, but rather some numbers and simply a way to quantify the "lag time" a wireless mouse may have. (report rate may be the appropriate stat iirc)

Lets say there is a lag time, how big of a difference is actually noticeable to a user? like would a RR of 1000 be a noticeable difference over 500?

I have an MX1000 that gets dogged on alot for being a) a hand-mouse and b)this supposed lag time. Different people like different styles and I like a heavier mouse that fills the hand, but can you really say my wireless is not as responsive as your G5/copperhead?

Thanks I would appreciate if someone could shed some non-opinion light on this argument for me.

Answer:Attn: Mouse Experts

think it depends on your gaming needs, from what I have read thats the only lag complaints about wireless mice.

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I did what you said and ran SuperAntiSpyware and BitDefender each twice.. SuperAntiSpyware found several on the first scan, and even more on the second scan (Adware. Tracking Cookie, Trojan.Downloader-Gen/Installer, Adware.Vundo Variant) and BitDefender found several viruses, repaired many, but the same three or four could not be disinfected.. Here is my log file! Please help!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:32:33 PM, on 7/3/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\soundman.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Attn: Buddy215 (or Anyone Else Who Can Help) Includes Hjt Log

Download the latest version of ComboFix from Here to your Desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next replyNote: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall

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