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"C:\ProgramData\ljleKtopg.dat" Failed to load

Question: "C:\ProgramData\ljleKtopg.dat" Failed to load

Hello people. I have joined this site hoping to get to help with the issues I have after updating from windows 8 to 8.1. I have been pulling my hair out because after loading this update it has screwed up my laptop.

Firstly after my laptop eventually starts I get the following error message

The module "C:\ProgramData\ljleKtopg.dat" Faile to load
Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path, or debug it to check for problems with the binary oe dependent .DLL files.

The specified module could not be found

The other main problem is

Sometimes when surfing the screen will freeze and sometimes it will start again after about 10 seconds, or it will just stay frozen and I have to switch the laptop off, and then restart it. When I restart it I get the following message on the screen, Configuring windows update, 100% complete, do not turn off your computer. This will stay on the screen for an average of 35 minutes before it goes, and my laptop starts. This happens a couple of times a day and it's doing my head in because it was fine before I had to do the 8.1 update.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: "C:\ProgramData\ljleKtopg.dat" Failed to load

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: "C:\ProgramData\ljleKtopg.dat" Failed to load

As for the dat file; I'll take a wild guess that this might be the residue of a malware that Windows Defender or your virus program cleared up.
The name of the file seems random generated (typical of malware) and the fact that it's in Program Data also smells a bit fishy.
Doesn't seem like a legit name of a file. Perhaps your upgrade cleared out whatever it was.
Check your startup items in the Registry and in Task Manager to see if there is something Windows is trying to start that doesn't seem legit. I am not one to shout "virus" or be dramatic about that, but you might just want to do a scan of your windows directory, Program Files folders and your Users directory.

CCCleanear and HiJackThis tells you if something has been messing with your settings - consider running those for this type of problem.

As for you problems with Windows update - either just hide that update and forget about it, alternatively run sfc /scannow from the command prompt to correct anything funny on your setup that might prvent the update from goingin.

Since these are quite different issues they probably belong in different threads, particularly if it ends up taking a while to get to the bottom of it.

This was the short response - if you are unsure how to do any of what I suggested, please google it, and if it's still not clear, then post back here.

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Windows Update Won't Load--gets error-"This page failed to load". My system=32 bit operating system which is Vista Ultimate.

Answer:Windows Update Won't Load--gets error-"This page failed to load"

Hello sgibbins,
Try here, people have had some good results doing this. please post your results. Good luck.

JSI Tip 2805. Windows Update 'Cannot Display Page'?

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I removed Comodo 3.5 Firewall and completed removal by rebooting the P.C.
I then checked the event logs to confirm all was well.
I found in the Application Event log that about 1 minute after that latest reboot and login there were 4 errors.

All 4 errors were
Event Type: Error
Event Source: WinMgmt
Event Category: None
Event ID: 4
"Failed to load MOF" {specific file} "while recovering repository file."

The specific files were

Incidentally both the ASPNET.MOF files had a last access date from last year,
so I seems to me that the "Failed to load MOF" was because the was no attempt to read them.
Also .NET v3.0 was purged last year, so the fourth item no longer exists ! ! !

I never knew till then that there had ever been any need to "recover repository files".
There were no further errors when I rebooted 4 times in succession,
so I assumed it was a "one time" failure to recover, and upon the second reboot a full recovery was achieved.
Did I do Good ? ? ?

I then installed Comodo 3.10 Firewall, and the next application event was
Successful auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from:
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I am getting the error, "Symantec AntiVirus Auto-Protect failed to load.". Not sure what happened the reason for this. I see the Symantec Icon circled with red-cross in Systray. Looks like my Laptop is unsafe.

Please help.


Answer:Getting the Error - " Symantec AntiVirus Auto-Protect failed to load."

I would recommend uninstalling/reinstalling the Symantec software.Do you have the CD or was it preinstalled on the system?

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This only happened once immediately after reboot following removal of Comodo Firewall 3.5.This event has never repeated after many reboots.I have not seen any subsequent errors of any sort.Does the absence of repetition indicate that Windows succeeded on the next reboot,or that Windows has given up trying to mend a fatal wound ? ? ?There were 4 off such error events within 1 second, designating these *.MOF filesC:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\V1.1.4322\ASPNET.MOFC:\AC30D119A40F2C8C8708A20576\I386\LICWMI.MOFC:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\V3.0\WINDOWSCOMMUNICATIONFOUNDATION\SERVICEMODEL.MOFC:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET\FRAMEWORK\V2.0.50727\ASPNET.MOFI later found that starting a few seconds before that, and finishing a few seconds after,there were 51 *.MOF updated time stamps in C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\AutoRecover.Comparing Acronis images of C:\ taken before and after removal/replacement of the Firewall I see :-4 original *.MOF files that retained timestamps of last year and before7 original *.MOF files that were halved in size as they were modified44 brand new *.MOF files I have not seen before.Do all these extra *.MOF files in ...\wbem\AutoRecover indicate a major disaster ?Does the absence of further WinMgmt event 4 errors show recovery without failure on the next reboot ?Does the continued presence of all these *.MOF files show that after recovery Windows was too lazy to delete redundant files ?Or has it left it all for me to try and recompile or something ?I am hoping t... Read more

Answer:Winmgmt Event 4 :- "failed To Load Mof ... While Recov"; 51 new wbem\*MOF files


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When I right click My Computer on Vista Start menu the page says "The page failed to load"

I enclose a screenshot of the error.

I was also get "the application has failed to start because WINBRAND.dll was not found" when running


From RUN

This has now been fixed by downloading WINBRAND.dll and copying it to c:\windows\system32

But "The page failed to load" still happens when right clicking My Computer and choosing properties.

I did a SFC / Scannow and something weird happened. The Command Window had an error (apologies - forgot to note which but will rerun in a moment) however the CBS Log File showed no errors and indicated SFC ran successfully.

I will post the results of SFC in a few moments

Thanks for your help.


Answer:Solved: "The page failed to load" Control Panel > System

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Hi Guy
I'm using win 98 and cannot get my Viavoice working.
This has been an ongoing problem for some time, and was part of a software package from "Time". I've also installed IBM software as a separate voice programme but can't get this to run satifactorily. Time Help is no help, perhaps you can help? Much appreciated in anticipation. Many thanks.


PS Have spent loads of money with "Time"without satisfaction.


Welcome to TSG!

Not sure if I can help but will try......
It sounds as if you have an incomplete or corrupt installation.
When this happens to any software program the best solution is to uninstall and reinstall the package.
1) Go to start\settings\control panel\add-remove programs and locate the via-voice line listing. Highlight it by left clicking and select remove.
2) If there are other entries referring to voice software remove them to.
3) Restart system into safe mode. During restart keep tapping the F8 key until a selection screen appears and arrow to select "Safe Mode" then hit enter.
4) Once in safe mode go to start\find-search\files and folders and type in *.cpl then hit enter
5) A listing of all control panel applets will appear in right pane.
7) Right click that applet and select delete.
8) Restart system into normal mode and reinstall the via-voice package.
Note: Make sure you anti-virus software is disabled before and during install.

Hope that helps.....


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As of the last week, have been experiencing issues with extreme slowness. Reset Firefox to defaults, did not help. PC slows/freezes, when tried to launch task manager, CTRL-ALT-DEL, get message "Failed to load security options" then screen stays black with only that message. At times never unfreezes. After a hard re-boot, goes straight to recovery mode. I have noticed that there are certain error messages such as failed updates. And also, my security defaults have been "turned off" at least once without my doing......... Yikes! I have done a recovery to previous date, and that has helped, but then it starts all over again.... Certain start up items dont load and then the freeze comes again. And again the "Failed to load security options".....

Here are the logs... I believe i got them all....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:51:20 AM, on 6/7/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16545)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\LXBKbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.e... Read more

Answer:Very Slow, Often get "Failed to load security options" and freezes

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Legitimate copy of Win Vista Ultimate SP1, all updates through last week ...

When I attempt to open Windows Update, I get an error message "The page
failed to load".

A google search found nothing but the suggestion to delete "System32", am I'm not going there!

Answer:Solved: Windows Update "The page failed to load"

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I'll be referring to the image above. The second image that has to do with Outlook Express directly was caused directly after merging some partitions and then changing drive letters. I was using Partition Magic so Drive Mapper supposedly changed all references in the registry. I checked with Microsoft's solution to the problem, but it was of no help ( I would like to just completely remove Outlook Express if I could. As I was following the instructions, I deleted the registry keys I was supposed to which I think led to the first error message you see. I'm not completely sure though, it could have also been because I applied the Windows Vista Transformation Pack.

Answer:"Address Book failed to load" + Invalid root

*bump* Also, I should say that before the Outlook message used to pop up constantly (every 20 seconds or so) and I've gotten it to only pop up at startup by removing those registry entries.

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I am trying to get rid of event viewer errors and warnings at bootup. This one still eludes me. It appears to be a driver error related to my Epson RX680 printer. Can someone give me a few tips on how to narrow it down further?

"The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_EPSON&PROD_STYLUS_STORAGE&REV_1.0 0#9&2856B3B7&0&070E018870865F0000&0#"


Answer:Event 219 "WUDFRd failed to load " warning at bootup

What have you already tried to fix the issue? Have you tried looking for an updated driver from epsons website?

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I've been experiencing multiple bluescreens daily and what's odd about them is they occur randomly while using many programs; however, I have noticed that they occur more frequently directly after opening a new tab, loading a new site or running a game (StarCraft II).
Looking through Event Viewer. I see a list of warnings and errors immediately prior to the BSOD. In chronological order:

9:07:18 PM CRITICAL- "The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."

9:07:28 PM WARNING- "The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_0483&PID_2016\5&249af6f9&0&2."

9:07:42 PM ERROR- "The previous system shutdown at 9:05:49 PM on &#8206;7/&#8206;13/&#8206;2011 was unexpected."

9:07:44 PM ERROR- "The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000000a (0x0000099e0000007e, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000001, 0xfffff80002a92885). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 071311-32869-01."

9:07:47 PM ERROR- "Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0"

I also get this warning quite often:
"The maximum file size for session "ReadyBoot" has been reached. As a result, events might be lost (not logged) to file "C:\Windows\Prefetch\ReadyBoot\ReadyBoot.etl". The maximum files size is currently set to 20971520 ... Read more

Answer:Multiple BSOD daily "\Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device"

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Win 7-64 on Gateway FX6860 i7 system 8gm ram tons of HD space.
Got "Page Failed to Load" error attempting to change my Win7-64bit display resolution.
This used to work, but no more ( don't know what might have caused it)

I ran "sfc /scannow". SFC reported that there were corrupted files that could not be repaired or replaced and to look at CBS.log. I did but can make no sense out of it.

Please find that file attached -- Any help will be appreciated.....

thank you,

Answer:"Page Failed to Load" error attempting to change my Win7-64bit display

Run the system file check again. Sometimes it requires multiple runs. Reboot after each run (or before the first run if you have not rebooted since the last time you ran the check).Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.

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Vista Home Basic SP2. When I try to run Windows update all I get is a blank page that says "The page failed to load". I've looked all around and have found a lot of people with the same or a similar problem but no firm solutions. I haven't used it in maybe a week and it's worked fine up till now. There have been no real changes since I used it last. Does anyone have a clue?

Answer:Windows update "the page failed to load"

Originally Posted by drelectron

Does anyone have a clue?

Many possible explanations -wrong system settings,3p software,viruses...

Try advices from this link:You cannot install some updates or programs
reset IE Internet Explorer - Reset

Uninstall non-system firewall,antivirus,antispyware

Reset WU with "aggressive mode" How do I reset Windows Update components&#63;

Viruses also cancause this.Because scanning on allive system is not credible because many viruses can hide before antivirus I suggest use LiveCD with antivirus for example this one Dr.Web LiveCD is a software product that features a standard, Dr.Web scanner ,burn boot it and scan.
If nothing help find WindowsUpdate.log file in C:\Windows pack it and attache to post.

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This error message pops upafter I log on to my Windows Xp laptop. What does it mean and how do I remove it?

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Trying to log into "Bitdefender" antivirus but it tells me I need Javascript which is already in my Chrome Browser. I checked Javascript in the browser and it had this error message "Failed to load resource: net::ERR_CACHE_MISS " What shall I do, uninstall it and reinstall?

Answer:Solved: Javascript error msg "failed to load"

Apparently it is a bug in chrome.

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Several days ago there was a large number of updates available to download. I allowed the system to update all of them. Three, KB974234, KB972581 and KB973709 it was shown on the update history page as failing to download.
Reading as to a possible solution, I tried to load them manually, saving those files to my desktop, right clicking on each, to run as an administrator. After each loaded I got a message telling me they were already installed on my system.
My question is why does the "failure" notice remain on my history page and how can I delete those three file entries?
Thanks much,

Answer:History page notes they "failed" to load

Simplest way to reset WU history is stop for the moment Windows Update service and remove C:\Windows\SoftwareDistibution folder...

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I am getting the error "Failed to load resources from resource file. Please check your Setup" This happens every time I try to access a Word document. I am using Word 2003 from the Small business pkg.

I searched on their site and there was a download for those who use the Outlook business contact manager also, which I do. I downloaded the file, when to install it and it says it is already there.

I am running Windows 2000, this just started today and my updates are up to date.

Any ideas? I can ignore the warning and work, if I click OK or the X, it shuts down Word.


Answer:"Failed to load resources....." error in word

Try the Detect and Repair option from the Help menu. You will need to insert your Office disc when asked.

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Hello, I hope I am posting this in the right thread. I have a Toshiba satellite laptop with windows xp. Recently, at startup I started receiving a message that says" One or more modules failed to load." "This process will be terminated." All of a sudden, most of my programs are not working correctly either. They won't open and each has their own message. For instance, Adobe Photoshop says they a registry file is missing, please reinstall. Another program says something about a runtime error. I can't even open my Norton anti virus software. This is so frustrating, does anyone know what could have happened and how I can fix this problem? My guess would be some sort of virus, but I really have no clue. Please help!! Thanks

Answer:message, "One or more modules failed to load"

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Hey guys

this is a great and detailed tutorial and all worked as explained except to the last step...

I still can't get into my account, what sucks big time.

It looks like the password has been changed as the error message is not the same when I enter a wrong password.

It says some like "failed to load the user Profile" or to "failure to connect to the service to load the User" (it's in another language so I translate the best I can.

When I hit the OK button the login page will reload.

I ain't get the link to reset a new password in that process, that one I get only when I enter a wrong password. Anyhow, I don't have a password reset disc (unfortunately)


Can I use above tutorial and simply REMOVE any kind of password from keeping me out of my W7?

I can get till the last prompt where the tutorial shows to enter a new password, so maybe I can do this to get rid of the password too?

Would be awesoome

Thanks for Any Help whatsoever

Answer:"failed to load the user Profile"

Hello easycash, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For that error, you would want to use the tutorial below instead. Be sure to read all of it for all available options. You might give the system restore at boot option a try first.

User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

Hope this helps,

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Please review this issue for me as I need the answer for my references. This sometimes applies to setting up a new Internet Connection in Win 95 or 98. Let's say, that you have set up a new Internet Connection with new ISP path settings. Your asked to do a system restart, you do a restart and all is well until you get to a second screen in the bios that either says:

"Ethernet Adaptor failed to load press any key to retry" OR

"Ethernet driver failed to load press any key to retry"

I can't remember what the message says, but it's one or the other! after the word "Driver" or "Adaptor" it gives the driver name. You CAN however still get into Windows by pressing any key....But, the message will come up until you remove the driver.

I vaguely remember that to remove this message you go under Device Manager, under "Networking" and remove a device that has an exclamation point under it (This removes the network driver that doesn't load) But what does this message mean and how does it happen to get there in the first place? I know that it happens when setting up a new Internet Connection sometimes, but I need to know the exact steps for removing the driver because I might be changing ISP's in the future, and need to know what to do if this message comes up again! Thanks!


Answer:What Does "Ethernet Driver Failed To Load" Mean?

i think the message means that the driver is corrupted/not responding

why it happens, i dont know, but if u are installing a separate software to connect to your isp, this software might be the problem

the proper way of removing the driver is to delete it from device manager

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win 7
new error on reboots
" failed" what is a branding config and how do I get rid of it? please help---I am old and not too bright!!

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I get the above error message whenever I right click on a drive, file or folder. The dll is not specified. Google search came up with two other pleas for help regarding this error, neither of which was apparently resolved.
Upon clicking OK, Windows XP Home lets me perform the task ; move, delete, rename, properties or whatever.

Can anyone help me get rid of this annoyance?


whush, first welcome to MG. I had a long reply typed out earlier, but lost it somehow. Trying again. Go to Start--->Run. Type in SFC and then <enter>. You MUST have your Windows Operating system CD loaded for maximum results. SFC (System File Checker) will check out all files required to run Windows and ask for various answers (courses of action from you) to the problems it finds, Read and re-read the courses of action carefully. Answer "ignore" first time round, if you are not sure of the correct answer. Proceed slowly, with a clear head and no sources of interruption. This may clear your problem, but will certainly help in other areas, at least. Bazza

PS I use W98SE, not XP, so there may be slight differences. Baz


whush said:

I get the above error message whenever I right click on a drive, file or folder. The dll is not specified. Google search came up with two other pleas for help regarding this error, neither of which was apparently resolved.
Upon clicking OK, Windows XP Home lets me perform the task ; move, delete, rename, properties or whatever.

Can anyone help me get rid of this annoyance?Click to expand...


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I installed and uninstalled fruity loops (cause it wasnt working properly) and everything started going to shit. Im using XP Pro.

When i open internet explorer i get a "failed to load resource DLL" error message. When i click ok the program opens normally. This also happens when i right click on objects on my desktop.

I did a couple of virus scans and came up clean but when i tried to run auto update for norton it said i uninstalled it....which i didn't.

It also wouldn't let me play mp3s with windows media player, when i re-installed it it fixed that problem.

Anyone have any ideas what's causing this? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:"failed to load resource DLL" error

Did fruit loops have a uninstaller?
.If so did you uninstall this way,
or did you uninstall through add/remove

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When I try to install gears of war I reivieve this error message. "Failed to load DLL: GameuxInstallHelper"

I have tried all the below with no avail...;en-us;968365&sd=rss&spid=7027

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Get message "Failed to load 'installhelper.dll' into memory." while trying to install eCopy from a CD that installs fine on other PCs. eCopy has no information about this error message and nothing appears on the net. Any ideas? Have tried searching the PC and other PCs in the network for such file or instances of it in the registry. Nothing!

Answer:Failed to load "installhelper.dll"

Just to be sure, what OS are trying to install this software on that fails?

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I noticed that I have over 850 entries in the "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys" folder.
Apparently 1 is created at each boot?
Are these files all necessary?
Can I delete them somehow?


Answer:Many entries in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys"

I have only 15 folders in Program Data Folder and its total size is 276 megs. Many of the entries can be deleted like the Win7codecs (28.3 megs) folder in my Program Data because I have long uninstalled the Program and a few others like it.

But in any case it is not very big.

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

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

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

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

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

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I did some preliminary research on this folder to see if there was a way to delete it or at least reduce its size. It's only taking up a little over 1 gb, and it may not be very important, but regardless of whether or not it is necessary, I would still like to know if there is a way to eliminate or reduce the size of this folder.

All I found were people saying not to mess with it because it's used with windows searching (duh?). However, I always use 3rd party search utilities. Do I still have to have this folder and does it have to be this big?

The Indexing Service has been disabled (through Control Panel > Programs and Features) for a very long time and strangely enough there isn't even a "Windows Search" listed in the services console.

So, what can you tell me about the folder?

Answer:"ProgramData/Microsoft/Search" Folder. Do I need it?

See if doing the following steps here helps:

How to maintain a Safe, Healthy, and Fast Web Browser | Tech Support Forum

Read number four.

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I just resolved an issue I had with the wireless connectivity of my Acer notebook computer and now I am getting strange error messages. When I try (not every instance) to open device manager I will get the message "Failed to open empty document." From there I will occasionally get "Parser" messages that say "Value creation failed at line 843" or "line 422." I read what I could find about these messages and it points to MMC as the cause. How do I go about fixing this annoying problem if anyone knows?

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I have two issues, which I think are related. In the Device Manager, it shows under USB Controllers "Unknown device". "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

I tried updating the driver, but the driver was correct.

I tried disabling the device.

I uninstalled the device. Windows reinstalled it at next boot, but the problem reappeared.

There is no Imaging Devices in the Device Manager.

At the same time, my webcam failed to open. Message "Webcamera initialization failed."

I downloaded the correct webcam program from Toshiba, installed it, but same result.

This all started when I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype. I have tried uninstalling it again, but still no webcam.

The webcam is enabled in the BIOS.

I really do not want to reinstall Windows.

All help appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite P500 16J
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
All updates installed

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 271044 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
My Windows 7 Professional "Explorer" tree (not Internet Explorer) no longer lists my CD/DVD ROM DRIVE under the Device Manager/Drives. It used to.

I've checked the System Registry and it has lots of info about that ATAPI drive, but my system fails to find the "cdrom" driver (which is the one Windows 7 uses by default). It's not a 3rd-party driver.

The tray on my CD/DVD drive opens and closes properly. Windows just won't recognize the drive, so I can't use it.

I'm hoping someone can offer a 'manual' solution to get it working again. I do not want to spend a month to reinstall my OS and tons of hard-to-configure software. I've read countless other posts and solutions, both here and on MS's sites. The info on MS's sites is not even understandable. It's too vague and often doesn't even apply to my situation.

Note: The error (7026) message is:
"The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

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Answer:Error 7026 "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: cdrom"

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HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU
64-bit Operating System

It started while i was browsing anime viewing websites on Firefox.(Both of which I've used for years.) Also note AVG's Resident Shield was online, and i don't remember going anywhere strange or downloading strange files. I had scanned used malwarebytes anti-malware the day before and found nothing.
Randomly, I received a blue screen stating something like "Client side encryption is not supported by the remote server even though it claims to"

After restarting, my computer failed to start normally.(I think it failed to load the operating system?) It went to some kind of auto repairing thing to fix itself in order to startup properly. But it failed.

Safe mode = same as above

Last Known Good Configuration = same as above

Bootlogging? Debugging? Description was it would mention at which startup file it failed to load. It loaded files from the top of my screen to almost the middle, which is about < 10 things. It failed, and without telling me any new information, did the "same as above".

3 attempts of system restore. One was more than a month ago. It would get to the end and "finish" restoring for a brief moment, then immediately show an error pointing to "...Appdata/Roaming/Firefox/(jumble of letters).profile/session(the rest was cut off, but i thought i could see half an "s") It said it couldn't replace the file?

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Answer:"Client Side Encryption not supported by..." --> "computer failing to load"

Its the server that you were on, it did not like the encryption that that server was using.

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I am trying to rebuild by search index because my computer won't let me arrange items using the "Arrange By" option... However, when I try and load my indexing options to rebuild the index it will sit there and say "Waiting to receive indexing status". If I click the "Advanced" button it will freeze... I also receive an icon and loading display problem SEE PIC#1. Also when I click on "My Computer" it sometimes will sit there searching and it won't load. SEE PIC#2

I have tried the following:
1. Restarting the "Windows Search" service multiple times at different boots.
2. Deleting the files contained in the folder "C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\".
3. Stopping the "Windows Search" service then I opened up "regedit". I went to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSearch, SetupCompletedSuccessfully" I changed the value from a 0 to a 1. Then I rebooted my PC. I then went back to the same key and changed it back to a 0 and rebooted my PC again.
4. Turning the "indexing service" on and off from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" menu.
5. Microsoft Fixit Indexing Troubleshooter
6. Sfc /scannow
7. Tried this hotfix
8. Tried another user account and creating a new user account
9. Tried resetting folder view to "defaults" Read more

Answer:"My Computer" won't load, Disappearing Icons, & "Arrange By" option won't work. Help?

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When booting up on Vista Home edition I am now getting the above message.
Can someone help me get rid of it

Thank you

Answer:Message: c:\programdata\IcNuyIgiby.dat failed to load

You are being answered here, no need for multiple posts.

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I use Vista home edition.
When booting up I get the above message.
Can someone help me on this one

Answer:Message: c:\programdata\IcNuyIgiby.dat failed to load

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer. Make sure that Addition.txt is ticked as well.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in th... Read more

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Whenever I turn on my laptop I get the following message ..
'The module C:\programdata\rfxsuas.dat failed to load. Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .DLL files. The specified module could not be found.'
Also when I had to disable internet explorer because it was opening new pages with the message that the browsing session had closed unexpectedly, even when I wasn't using it.
I'm using windows 8.1 pro
Any help in how to fix these issues would be greatly appreciated
Thanks :)

Answer:The module C:\programdata\rfxsuas.dat failed to load ...

How long since this started
have win 8 loaded an update recently?
have you installed any programs recently?
could stem from from the August update problems / malware / bad install.

scan for malware and virus
if no different
type sfc /scannow in the Search Box and let windows find and replace any missing or corrupt windows files.
if no different
Do a start up repair from your disk media or F* for the Advance tools menu.

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I'm getting this stupid error when trying to view: Control Panel\System and Security\System

"The page failed to load"

Don't know if you need it but I added a HJT log...


Answer:"The page failed to load" Control Panel\System and Security\System

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Hello everyone
Recently, I'm playing Anno 1404 (also called Dawn of Discovery) in my Vista Home Basic 32bit finely until I saw the problem with the "save/load" problem. First, it saves "systematically" but, the save is corrupted to a 5kb file. Second, the game can't load the 'properlly saved' save file, and also the corrupted one also.

Few of the players had the similar problem, and someone said that making another user account works, and I tried and really worked for me. Yes, I can play this way, but all of my files and infos are saved in the Administrator account, and I don't want to switch users just to play that game

Recently I found a useful MS program, which is runas, and found how to run as another account. It asks for the account pw, and everythis was fine, but it doesn't run my game
It just closes the cmd and nothing happens. What could be this problem?
I hope Ubi gives out this fixing patch fast

Answer:Anno 1404 "save/load" problem and using "runas.exe"

Figured it out with Runasspc program (which also saves the password! )

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Hello Guys I need your help in my laptop Graphics error.I uninstalled my AMD graphics card recently from control panel.Now i am trying to install the drivers and i have downloaded my graphics card driver from .But when the drivers installing there is a error message coming that is "failed to load detection driver".Please Help Me.
My Laptop is HP Probook 445 G1.

Answer:AMD Graphics Driver Error "Failed To Load Detection Driver"

One more thing guys.My graphics convert into Standard VGA Graphics.

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

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

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

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

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Hi there,
Can someone please help to shed some light on this, or possibly fix this issue?
I've been trying for ages to get my parents computer to download and install updates.
It's running 7 Home Premium 64 bit with SP1.
The Windows Update page shows that Windows could not search for updates, which resulted in the error 8007370B
The link on that page to get help for this error has no results.
The system update readiness tool failed to fix the issue
sfc /scannow in an elevated command prompt results in the error message
Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation.
I also tried to force WSUS offline updates, but ended up having to remove the temp admin account and cancel the updates when that failed.

log files attached:
Attachment 362134

Answer:Failed updates "WindowsUpdate_8007370B" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

Your first run of CheckSUR found a fair number of errors, and managed to fix them, mostly - but to remain until now...

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 _isdel.exe wow64_microsoft-windows-i..llshield-wow64-main_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ca61f601a4548b8e
(f) CSI Corrupt Identity 0xC0150017 c64c420f5864b56f41d74a09d3a4941a, Culture=neutral, Version=6.1.7601.18283, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35, ProcessorArchitecture=amd64, versyo~Scope=NonSxS c64c420f586..a09d3a4941a_31bf3856ad364e35_6>1.7601.18283_b5294749e54eed83 Bad identity

I need to have a look at your COMPONENTS registry hive

Please copy the C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS file (no extension) to your desktop and then compress it - upload the compressed file to your favoured fileshare site (preferably Dropbox or OneDrive) and post a link.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

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

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

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

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Mods, if you feel that this thread is more of a "Windows" issue, please feel free to move this thread.

Here last year I did my second build because I was having "boot" issues. Wasn't certain what exactly the problem was at the time. But something some how screwed up the boot sequence in my system, and where everything was pretty much "outdated." I just went ahead and did another build.

Though, since then I've been pondering around with the thought of using a SATA to IDE adapter so that I can retrieve what ever salvageable data I can from one of the two HDD's that was in my last build. So I finally broke down and ordered a couple different one's earlier this week.

Unfortunately, I've been running in to some problem(s) when I try to launch with the IDE in place.

Upon initial launching, the boot sequence seem to take some time longer than it normally does with out the IDE HDD in place. Though after a 15-20sec lapse I'll get an error screen displaying an windows error code of "0xc000000e" with a prompt message below stating "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"

I searched all over online to see what that error code represents, only to get "pages after pages" of sites with each site telling me something different.

I have no intentions of using this as a third HDD in my system. I just want to retrieve select data from it.

Answer:Error code "0xc000000e" "The boot selection failed because a required device.........

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Trying to start a live trace with USB-USBPORT and USB-USBHUB on Win7.  Getting "Failed to Start Enable Session Due to the Following Error(s):

Enable session "MMA-ETW-Livecapture-79f84d93-a9b8-4484-b09e-ad9e315ea8d5" failed.
Start session "MMA-ETW-Livecapture-79f84d93-a9b8-4484-b09e-ad9e315ea8d5" failed
At a loss as what to do to try and fix this.
Suggestions anyone?
Thank you,

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I'm posting this in the Vista forum because this has never happened with Windows 2000 or XP.

I bought two exact duplicate models of hard disks. I set up Vista Ultimate on one of my systems. I used Acronis True Image 10 to clone the operating disk to the factory-new, never-used, same model disk as a backup drive in the event the first disk failed. I put in the clone to be sure it runs; but, I get the error mentioned in the title of this thread.

Now, if the second disk is supposed to be a clone of the first, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

I'm not married to Acronis for this job so I would use any disk cloning tool that makes a sector-for-sector copy. I use Norton Ghost 2003 for making sector-for-sector raw image (forensic) copies of PATA drives; but, these are SATA drives and Ghost 2003 simply sits there like Tarbaby and he don't say nuttin' to no SATA drive.

Answer:"Windows failed to start" "\Windows\System32\winload.exe missing or corrupt"

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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug


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I am receiving these 2 error messages (see below). Message #1 pops up first and then is followed by Message #2

Message #1:

"hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed which says, (Strong name validation failed for assembly C:\Program Files\HP\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe The file may have been tampered with or it was partially signed but not fully signed with correct private key )"

Followed by Message #2:

hpqth08.exe Common Language runtime Debugging Services. Click OK to Terminate or Cancel to Debug


Answer:ERROR MESSAGES: ""hpqthb08.exe-strong name Validation Failed..."

Closing duplicate to:

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I know there are a handful of threads with the above error message and code, but I have yet to see a thread with what was my reason for the error code. I wanted to pass on what I discovered and how I fixed it.

I started with a standard Windows 7 Pro install joined to a domain. This machine has restricted Internet access so I downloaded the ISO on another machine, burned it to media and ran the upgrade on the test machine from within Windows. The machine passed all of the checks and tests and reported no issues. It would get to the first "Installing" screen, display 0% and then almost immediately give me the pop-up "Something Happened: Install Failed"

I ran it as administrator, I did a Clean Boot, I uninstalled all of the AV/Malware/security type stuff. Nothing worked. I finally found the setuperr.log in C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther. Found several error lines and the code was always 80070005. I found a line where the installer had a problem copying install.esd. I cleared out the $Windows.~BT in case there was file corruption in the directory somewhere and tried again - no change. Finally, I decided to create a USB install media and viola! The install completed. And I used the same ISO to make the USB that I had used to make the DVD.

I've read a few other threads where people had problems with the ISO. So the moral of the story is if you need to use install media, use the USB installer.

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I have actually been getting this error for the past month, at least since March 29th. I've made several attempts to work around it but to no avail. It appears that there is an error with the other browsers as well. I have searched for solutions for this for several weeks, none of which fit my problem. I uninstalled my clamwin antivirus in favor of Windows Security Essentials, though, most people have fixed this problem by messing with AVG? I don't think I have AVG on my computer?

Anyway, if someone knows how to solve this problem please let me know, I'm willing to try anything.

Answer:"Failed-Virus scan failed" error when making downloads on chrome

Let's see what Anti-virus is installed ....

Download CKScanner from here
Save it to your desktop. <=== IMPORTANT
Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click "Save List To File".
A message box will verify that the file is saved.
Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:53:17 AM, on 1/26/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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Answer:[AmenNew] "C:\ProgramData\face tick tick.0uet2wm"

Please Download NoLop to your desktop from one of the links below...
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
[*]First close any other programs you have running as this will require a reboot
[*]Double click NoLop.exe to run it
[*]Now click the button labelled "Search and Destroy"
<<your computer will now be scanned for infected files>>
[*] When scanning is finished you will be prompted to reboot only if infected, Click OK
[*] Now click the "REBOOT" Button.
[*] A Message should popup from NoLop. If not, double click the program again and it will finish Please Post the contents of C:\NoLop.log along with a fresh HijackThis log
--If you receive an error, "mscomctl.ocx or one of its dependencies are not correctly registered," please download mscomctl.ocx to your system32 folder then rerun the program.


Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

Open the ex... Read more

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hi, i'm new to this technical side of computers.

My problem is that everytime i log on to my vista computer, i dialog box pops up. it reads
"Could not load or run'"C:\Users\Jabari\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Manager.exe"' specified in the registry. Make sure that the file exist on your computer or remove the reference to it in the registry."

the hijackThis log is

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:19:20 PM, on 28/08/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live Toolbar\msn_sl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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Answer:"Could not load or run'"C:\Users\-\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Manager.exe"'

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this shows up whenever i right click an icon on my desktop, any suggestions?

Answer:"Can't load "GDExt800.dll",LastError:126"

this has to do with a game drive program that was installed and not uninstalled gracefully. i see this program being referenced - Farstone.

follow these instructions from another forum:

"First download regseeker from

This is a great registry utility, it will find all references to the product code in one search.

Insert the original Game Drive Disk into the CD Rom, go to my computer and right click on the cd rom, select Explore from the drop down menu.

Double click on the Install Folder.
Double Click on the GD Folder.
Double click on the Setup Configuration File.
Find the product code: Either copy "CTRL C" the product code or write it down.
Open the Regseeker program and select "Find in registry", and either paste "Ctrl V" or type the product code into the search field, select search, it will find all references to the product code. Delete all references to this Product Code,I found 5 references. Reboot your machine.
NO MORE Can't Load GDEXT800.dll Last Error:126"

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I recently uninstalled and wiped all my firefox settings after installing a addon call ghostborwser (or something similar) it has a icon of Casper the Friendly ghost to represent it. It Removed all my colour and images form ALL websites visited it was suposed to be (I assumed anyways) like a 'bosskey to hide the browser/make it invisible, after the colour faded from my world I uninstalled the Addon and restarted firefox and the colour and images were still gone so I uninstalled firefox and erased all of my settings out of the Docs setting folder (Exept for backing up my bookmarks)and used ccleaner to purge the rgistery of firefox enteies to start fresh.

I then reinstlled firefox and tried loading it I got the

"firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Message restarted and got the same I rebooted and still the same message
I uninstalled and reinstalled it several times still and still get:

firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Any ideas?

Answer:Firefox Won't Load at all get "encountered Prob. will close now" popup before it load

Have you scanned for viruses or tried downloading an earlier version?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

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


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I keep getting this error when trying to do an online restore, "Failed to initialize reporter: Cannot open database <DBName> requested by the login. Login Failed."  What can I do to resolve this issue?  We are running Management Console 3.0 Version 6.3 (Build 9600).
Recovery Manager for Active Directory
Dell Inc.

Answer:Dell Recovery Manager Error "Failed to initialize reporter: Cannot open database <DBName> requested by the login. Login Failed"

We have discovered, that if we uncheck the Generate reports while trying to run the online restore, that it will work. We are unsure yet what exactly is causing the issue, but unchecking Generate Report allows us to move forward and complete the process.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Hey all

Tearing my hair out with my 32bit W7 to W8 pro upgrade here.. . Setup gets to 24% and then bombs out with "Windows 8 installation has failed". The logs say..

2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 2: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 3: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 6: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 7: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 8: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 9: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 13: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error while getting snapshot properties of fixed drive 15: 0x80042308
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error Error READ, 0x8004230C while gathering/applying object: File, C:\Windows. Will return 0[gle=0x0000013d]
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error MIG Error 2147754764 while gathering object C:\Windows. Shell application requested abort![gle=0x0000013d]
2012-10-27 21:01:41, Error pUpgLayerDo... Read more

Answer:Upgrade failed with "Failed to execute GATHER"

Did you make the backup DVD?

You can make the ISO from exe.

Check this post by BillWindows.

Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)

Originally Posted by BillWindows

You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.

If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore, download from the link.

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;

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help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird....

i have no clue on what to do.. im stuck at a screen that says this

?..? said:

"Server Infomation"
"Select the type of incoming server you are using"
"[_??_] POP [_??_] IMAP"

"Enter the name of your incoming server (for example, "")."

"Incoming Server: [___????????????????___]"

"Uncheck this checkbox to store mail for this account in its own directory. that will make this account appear as a top-level acount."

"[_??_] Use Global Inbox (Store mail in Local Folders}"

"Enter the name of your outgoing server (SMTP)(for example, "")."

"outgoing Server: [___????????????????___]"Click to expand...


Answer:help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird...

afaik hotmail does not provide pop\imap or smtp for free you may get it if you pay for the hotmail service but i would not recommend you do that just so you can get pop\imap or smtp

hrrm tbird and hotmail from the thunderbird faq
Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?

No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at, or Hotmail at

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

Answer:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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Please help review my HijackThis File. My computer has problems with "Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:46:28 PM, on 10/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.

Answer:"Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups"

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Windows 7 Home Premium

I would provide a screenshot (or three) however that is at the crux of my problem - I should perhaps say my current, with "7" (I am beginning to tire RAPIDLY of 7, much more quickly than I did with either XP, or Vista).

PROBLEM: When I attempt to "Save As" a document (Notepad, for instance), or even a Paint image, I get a window/page/screen/whatever, that has no "Buttons" ... no button to "Save", no button to "Cancel". Simply NO BUTTONS???

I had this problem the other night, and we "faked" or cheated our way through it, by using the Enter (Return?) Key to advance the cursor (cursor??) to where we wanted to be (well, we "hoped" we were "there", anyway, since we could not "see" what button or drop-down dialog box was selected or highlighted).

It's almost as if I had a "Resolution" problem, whereby the resolution is set too low (say, 800 x 600), things are too big to be seen/won't FIT on the page. However, my resolution is set to the "Recommended" 1366 x 768.

Please help...this Netbook would be a WHOLE LOT easier to throw against a wall than my desktops ever were . . .

Thanks in advance,
glenn . . .
PS, Hoping I was/am clear here...under the drop-down boxes of "File Name" and "Save as Type", there is nothing to select - not "Save" or "OK" or "Cancel" ... NOTHING????... Read more

Answer:No "Buttons" to "Save" or "Cancel" in Dialog Boxes WIN7


Type dpi into the Search box and choose "Make text smaller or larger" at the top of the search result list. In the window that opens see what it is set to. You want it at 100% rather than 125% or 150%. So if higher than 100% change it back to 100%. Hit Apply. You will need to reboot. See if that helps.

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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Answer:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

Answer:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Hey there...I found a folder that I've never seen in my D partition before...I partition my hdd into 3 parts...C=OS installation...D=Programs and Games...E=Misc downloads and music and pr0n ...

Well I've never had a virus or anything in my D partition before...I just found this folder named "winnt" and it had some bat files and some kind of Airline JScript and something that looks like an airplane tracker...

Then in a folder named sdata (still in the winnt folder) there's files like 911, police, air, fire, etc...OMFG!!! This is like some terrorist thing or something...FBI is gonna find me and I'll never see the light of day again!!! I'll miss the [H] and I haven't even watched LOTR Extended Platinum Collectors DVD thing (the big ass package with those book holder things)...I haven't even completed Doom 3 or started playing HL2 or even had a chance to buy an X-Box and play Halo 2!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!! WTF is this crap on my computer??? I'm gonna delete this...I should delete it right??? Scans say it isn't a virus but what do they know...I'm screwed...


Answer:OMG!!! Found some folder with files like "911" "police" "air" and a airplane tracker!

if youre os is on C: there shouldn't be a winnt dir on d:, should be safe to delete it.

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Hi, my sister dropped off a gateway MT3432 laptop and when i turned it on, nothing works, It starts up but nothing shows on the screen. I hear the system booting up and spinning off the hard drive but cant get to the BIOS screen or nothing. I tried plugging in an external monitor and still nothing. I don't know what the deal is. Plz Help. I replaced the ram and the harddrive and still doing the same thing.


Did your sister say she had did anything to the machine?  Played with registry? dropped it?

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Example sentence: vrytim I prss ths kys, nothing happns. Now I'm writing with my on-sreen keyboard. I'm clueless when it comes to computer stuff. How do I fix this? Is this a software problem, or a hardware problem?Help is much appreciated!

Answer:Kyboard deos not respond to the keys: "e", "d", "c" and "3"

My keyboard hath the thame problem with the thupid eth key. The blathted thing ith driving me nutth.

All aside, usually, that is a hardware problem. Can you find or borrow another keyboard and see if it will work correctly on your machine?

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Hello,I'm getting this error when right clicking on "My Computer", and selecting "Manage" in Windows 7 RTM Ultimate: "Windows cannot find 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Computer Management.Lnk'. I can't find that file in the path stated, not sure what happened to it. Has anyone seen this and how can I get that file back?van

Answer:WIndows cannot find "C:\ProgramData\....Computer Management.Lnk

In Windows 7, the "My Computer" item changes to "Computer", so please first make sure you clicked the correct item from Start Menu.
You can recreate this LNK file as below:
1. Right click on blank area of Desktop and choose New -> Shortcut.
2. Type the following location in: %windir%\system32\compmgmt.msc /S and press Enter
3. Type a name for this article such as Computer Management. Click Finish.
Copy this shortcut and paste to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools folder. Click Continue if you are prompted.
Hope it  helps.Vivian Xing - MSFT

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Purchased a copy of office 2003 (downloaded from the internet complete with serial number) - loaded over the top of an office 2000 program - loaded no bother - now I am unable to access Outlook Express and get the message "The address book failed to load. Outlook express is incorrectly configured, please reinstall". When I attempt to open emails I get a message "There was an error opening this message. An error has occurred". My operating system is Windows XP with the latest patch. Any assistance in resolving this would be much appreciated

Answer:Error message "The address book failed to load. Outlook express is incorrectly config

Found a solution - not the quickest but it worked - uninstalled Office 2003 and reinstalled XP over the top as per Microsoft article ID 315341 - the real time waste was having to reinstall all the XP patches

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Sometimes when I try to open the Computer window (either by clicking the start button and then Computer or hitting Windows key + E) it will take a long time to open (upwards of 90 seconds). It doesn't happen all of the time, but starts happening seemingly at random. I can open other folders, but as soon as I click Computer, it freezes for a bit before working properly.

I can get it to stop by rebooting, but it seems to always eventually happen again. I know it's not a hardware problem, as this is happening on both my desktop and laptop.

Answer:"My Computer"/"Computer" slow load problem

There's a number of ways we can retrieve info on this, so let's start with the easiest.

First, grab Process Explorer and open it up. Sort by the CPU or CSwitch Delta columns (highest at top). Now, attempt to open Computer, and see which process started spiking. Most likely I would venture to guess it's the explorer.exe process. Either way, double-click it to open and see its current running threads. If Computer is still loading, you should see the highest-load thread at the top which should be relevant. Dbl-click it and it'll give you the callstack for it. Copy and paste to here for evaluation. If Computer window pops up prior to doing all this you can keep attempting to open it and perform the instructions while it's hung.

In addition to this, you may also wish to create a dump file of the process while it's loading the Computer window. Right click the process that's spiking and create either a minidump or a full dump. Minidumps are very small and should attach no problem to your post, but are very limited in details. Full dumps will have to be uploaded to a 3rd-party filesharing site.

Note that if it does the same for both desktop and laptop, go ahead and provide us the details following these instructions for both laptop and desktop. Specify which is which. The dump files from each would also be beneficial.

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I have recently updated to the creator version
My files end up in unintended destinations. When I click in the documents tab in the sidebar of the documents screen, it takes me to a ?Documents? folder that appears in ?One Drive? group. Any files that I send from my desktop end up there
Those files are also shown when I open the first ?Documents? folder that appears in the ?Quick Access? group. I have similar problems with ?Pictures? folders
I have attached screen shots that I hope will explain. I want all my files of any description to end up in the ?Documents? folder contained in the ?This PC? group. Can anyone help please?
Incidentally, I don?t understand the purpose of ?One Drive?, and don?t believe that I will have a use for it. Can I remove/disable it?

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As I said I am new.....
Hope this info is the way you need it.
Check out the following .....HHEELLLPPP

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:38:36 PM, on 11/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\interMute\AdSubtract\AdSub.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcshield.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
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Answer:NEW THREAD / "xads", "xlime", "Context3.kanoodle"


how to create a folder ?

right click anywhere in your desktop
click new,a tab opens ,click folder ,name it hjtantivirus .

download again hijackthis and install it in the new created folder .

your hjt is here now
C:\Documents and Settings\Frank M. Gazzo\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for\HijackThis.exe

it will not work properly if it stays there .

and don t create a new thread ,keep only one thread .this one ,now .

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"


ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"


The command above work fine under WinXP


Answer:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?


Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

Answer:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:

Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders

Quote: Originally Posted by Legume


OK, this is a weird one.

I wanted to move the "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders to another HDD. I moved the "My Documents" Folder to this HDD without a problem but the others I accidentally set the whole HDD as the folder (if that makes sense). So now the music, videos and pictures folders are set to this HDD and dont have an actual folder to change the properties of. Therein lies my dilema.

If anyone can offer any advice on this curly issue it would be greatly appreciated.


You have a backup from before the problem started? a win 7 dvd to do a repair install?

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I thought I was computer savvy until this problem came up. When I double click my computer, recycle bin, control panel, etc, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds, goes off, and nothing else. No error messages or anything, just nothing. I have viewed a few of the threads covering this and a common link was the hijack this result. I have posted that here, and really hope that someone can help me with this. I have run SpyBotSD and adaware, I have run mutiple virus scans, I did an SFC, and the final thing was to repair windows using the original disk, none of which has help. I am running Window XP w/SP2. Any other suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Hope to here from someone soon. MTCS, out.

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusCl... Read more

Answer:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

If you do not format your hard drive before the reinstall the installation should not harm your files (That's why I suggest backingup your files) and will speed up the installation process.

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I am a little confused with regard to some of the mail options in Outlook Express. (I have version 6) What is the difference between the "Drafts" and "Outbox" folders?

Further how does the "Send Later" option work from the file menu? I always thought that "Send Later" was the same as using "Drafts" but what happend was that I was doing an e-mail, went to Drafts, or clicked on "Send Later" or Outbox and then after I clicked on "Send" doing a regular send, I checked my Sent folder and about 3 copies of the same message were delivered to the same person! (I only sent one message-not 3!)

What is the deal with the "Outbox" folder? Apparently that is not like the Drafts folder....correct?

What's the difference between doing a Save, Save As, and Send Later with regard to OE functions? If I want to save a message that isn't done yet, which of these 3 options should I use? (I.e, I want the message to go to the Drafts folder for example and stay there until I TELL OE to send it.) I think whatever I did above was that I modified my message and then click on where it just automatically sent next time I opened the message. A review of these features would be helpful!

Just for the record, I also use Yahoo Mail and find that so much easier!


Answer:Please Review OE "Send", "Drafts", and "Outbox" Options

To save an E-Mail to your Drafts folder for work on later then you use the File\Save option.
If you wish to save the E-Mail in another format such as .EML or .TXT or .HTM then you use the Save as function. You will also be required to specify a folder to save in or use its "My Documents" default.
Send later function if only one e-mail account exists will place the e-mail in the outbox and send it the next time you click on the send receive button. If you have multiple accounts then you can specify which account to send it from.


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Looking for insight/advice re: KB3054476.

According to Infoworld, it was "Optional" in May, but I was not offered it then.
This week, it was offered as "Important" and "Recommended" (!), but only for one of my 2 Win7/64 boxes.

I have read the MS KB article, as well as THIS FORUM THREAD, the latter of which includes a report of a BSOD due to this particular update.

However, there isn't much out on the web about it.
And most of the discussion about it is overly technical for me.
And I am confused as to why it was previously offered as "Optional", but now is "Important" or "Recommended".

I don't *think* I "need" it (as I have no webcam on this box). And I don't like to tempt fate by fixing things that are not broken.

So, 3 questions:
Is it safe to install?
Is it really necessary/important?
Or would I be OK to hide it?
Thanks very much in advance!

Answer:KB3054476 offered as "Important"/"Recommended"/"Optional"

The status of updates changes with circumstances.
If an update isn't relevant, it won't be offered at all.
If however it's relevant but the related software is not apparently in use, it may be 'optional' - and gravitate to 'Recommended' or 'Important' if the related software is in use.
It can also be promoted through the hierarchy by MS depending on feedback through WU and error-trapped feedback.

If you have (and use) a webcam, then it's probably best to install the update.

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"";"C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI";"Object is white-listed (critical/system file that should not be removed)"

There are a lot of other trojan horse walkthroughs, if someone can point in the right direction more specific to my horse droppings... :cry

Brand new computer... and AV wasnt the first thing to get downloaded... doh!

Answer:C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI"";"Object is

Re: C:\Windows\System32\services.exe";"Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI"";"Object i

Welcome to MajorGeeks, thernbear

Delete items using RogueKiller.

Double-click RogueKiller.exe to run. (Vista/7 right-click and select Run as Administrator)
When it opens, press the Scan button
Now press the Delete button.
When it is finished, there will be a log on your desktop called: RKreport[3].txt
Attach RKreport[3].txt to your next message. (How to attach)


- Rescan with HitmanPro, when it finds services.exe - Virus, allow it to Replace by clicking the down arrow next to the detection and choosing Replace.
If Desktop.ini - Trojan if detected again, you can allow HitmanPro to Delete this but Ignore any other detections from the time being.
Afterwards, click the Next button.
HitmanPro may want to reboot the PC in order for the changes to take affect, please do so.


Once you are back in Windows, run another scan with HitmanPro and then attach the latest log. (How to attach)


Completely delete these two folders manually using Windows Explorer:

Let me know if you were successful or not.

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....

I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.

Here is what I am looking for.....

Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.

What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....

I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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My home laptop computer (I say home because it is mostly used by my more-technology-challenged-than-me wife and my 3 1/2 year old son) will not boot up. I get a message that says "PBR 2...failed" right after the Dell splash screen.

Nothing else happens after that.

I am using a Dell Inspiron E1505 running Windows XP. The battery is dead (like all Dell E1505 batteries after one year), but other than that, it has been working fine.

The last thing I installed was a browser toolbar from UPromise (a 529 shopping rewards organization). The computer worked fine for at least a few days after that install.

I have tried using what I believe is the boot CD. It went through some processing - probably took about 30-45 minutes - started to boot up again, then failed with the same message.

Answer:Can't get my laptop to boot up, Dell Inspiron E1505 stops after "PBR 2...failed" msg

I ran the Diagnostics (after hitting F12 for BIOS) and it stopped at --Start DST Short Test-- Test Results: Fail Error Code: 1000-0146 Msg: Unit 0:DST Log contains previous error(s)

It then asks if I want to continue testing.

I did and got a separate error:

1000-0141 - No hard drive detected

Any help would be appreciated.

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