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Active Protection (air bag for hard drive) for Windows 7 64 bit?

Question: Active Protection (air bag for hard drive) for Windows 7 64 bit?

Does anyone know where this driver is for x60 tablet?













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Preferred Solution: Active Protection (air bag for hard drive) for Windows 7 64 bit?

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Answer: Active Protection (air bag for hard drive) for Windows 7 64 bit?

this should work: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67046

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I just bought a new T400 with a 160 GB hard drive, and I have a spare 320 GB hard drive I'm considering putting in it.  Does the ThinkVantage Active Protection work with any modern internal hard drive, or only the ones Lenovo uses?  If it's only certain ones, how can I find out if the one I have will work with it?  Thank you.













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Answer:Active Protection on Any Internal Hard Drive?

Hi djshack, Your T400 has a built-in accelerometer ("g sensor") which the Active Protection software monitors. If it sees acceleration above a settable threshold, it tells your hard drive to park its heads. Head-parking is a standard feature of hard drives. Thus the system should work with any hard drive compatible with your T400.





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So, I'm thinking about buying a new hard drive for my ThinkPad T61, and I was wondering what (if any) third-party drives will work with active protection system? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Active Protection System and new hard drive?

I know WD 500GB works & I don't think it matters as I've used others as well





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i have a IBM thinkpad t41, i dun't know why it come out this message "ibm hard drive active protection sensor ", after that it come out ask me to type a password to log in. i never set password at notebook hard drive. pls help me~~urgent!! thanks!!

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hi all: why is that the code "hard drive active protection syste" not listed in "critial updates" or "recommendated updates" of the "system update" version3.14? it is not even onthe list of "optional updates". is it a mistake or for some reasons? i just reinstall the whole thing (xp pro) after two years running (t60p) and noticed this.

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My wife received her new Ideapad Y530 40512UU last week.  So far she likes it very well but I have been wondering if it has the Active Protection System included on it.  I have the Thinkpad T400 and like the APS feature.  The specs on the Ideapad seem to indicate that it is included on many models but I can't find anything in the config that would lead me to believe that it is active on her system.  Is there any way that I can check it without the Thinkvantage Active Protection System properties utility that is included on the Thinkpads?

Answer:Ideapad Y530: Active Protection System for hard drive included?

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Hi all, I have a 500 GB hdd 7200rpm which I purchased from lenovo and a hdd caddy which is the slim one (so there is a slight gap for those that are curious) on the thinkpad t510. what i am wondering is i have dual boot on it (linux on the 500gb) and i am wondering if when I am using windows, does the second hdd still get protected from shocks and other potentially damaging harm from the active protecttion system which is present for the hard drive which came preinstalled on the laptop













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Answer:Does Installing hard drive in ultrabay slot get benefit of active protection system?

Based on the marketing material, it seems that the UltraBay has that feature as well.http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/think/thinkvantagetech/aps.html

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I plan to replace the OEM hard drive on my ThinkPad X60 with a Western Digital Scorpio Black drive. I found a board posting on Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Forum site that seems to indicate that APS will work with this drive. Here is my question: Is there any point in purchasing the drive with the free fall sensor option? (This is more expensive than the drive without the sensor.)  Will this provide any additional protection above and beyond the Active Protection System. Will the internal free fall sensor in the drive be compatible with APS?  In other words, should I buy a Scorpio Black with or without the free fall sensor? Thanks!

Answer:ThinkPad X60 Replacement Hard Drive - Will free fall sensor work with Active Protection System?

Welcome to the forum!If I were buying a replacement drive, I'd get one without a sensor, but that's me.Having seen way too many laptops that have gone through a real "free fall" I'll say that a damaged hard drive in such an event is usually the least of one's problems...Good luck.

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Here is where I am confused. I have my boot folder which tells windows where hard drive is to load windows 7. So my boot drive needs to be active status or does windows hard drive set to active or both. Windows is on C and boot is on drive G. Little confused. G also says system (probabily because has Boot Loader). I know how to set active and take active off. So question is both drives need to be active or just C drive?
I do underestand through other forums that boot loader is always on different drive than O/S.
 

Answer:I am confused which hard drive to set active in Windows 7

Setting a partition to active just says which partition to use when the system is booting from that disk. So you only need to set it on your boot drive, which is the one that is set as the boot drive in the bios. (Probably your G: )

You can only have one active partition per disk.

Also, you can have the boot loader on the same drive or on a different one, either way is possible.
 

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I just installed some update for vista, it was to ensure that all future updates install correctly. during the installation a restore point was made, but I was not asked to restart. After the update my hard drive was chirping for a good 15 minutes. Is that normal after windows update?

Answer:hard drive very active after windows update? Is this normal?

It can be with some updates depending on what changes it makes, but it should only be temporary.

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Our computer's hard drive is constantly going. We can hear it and see the light flashing. Could this be the windows desktop search program? Is there a way to turn that off?
 

Answer:Solved: Hard drive contantly active: Could Windows Destop Search be the culprit?

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hi, I'm using t420. I've replaced the HDD with a Crucial M4 SSD. I have some questions. The HDD will stop when a shock detected by TheThinkvantageActiveProtectionSystem. But now i'm using a SSD, I don't know that the Disk can be caused by stopping when a shock detected. Should I worry about it?

Answer:The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

An SSD has no moving parts so there's no need to run APS. If you don't have any HDDs inside your T420, e.g. in the Ultrabay or mSATA, you can just uninstall APS altogether.

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it seems such a handy a unique software but why isn't it available for windows 7 64-bit users ? when do we expect it to come out













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Answer:Active Protection System for Windows 7 64-bit ?

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-67046
 
This should do it.

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Hey guys

I have a massive drive that I'm afraid is filled with crazy Trojans and stuff.

I want to scan this puppy with as many scanners as possible.

I don't want any "active protection" or any software that will interfere with Windows Defender.

I just want a scanner that will scan a drive.

What I use now:

1) Malewarbytes
2) Emisoft (works GREAT if you haven't tried it)
3) SuperAntiSpyware

Can you guys recommend any light third party scanners to use in addition to this?

Traits I'm looking for:

1) light (no active protection)
2) free

Thanks guys

Answer:Free Scanners (Not Active Protection) For Windows 8

Best of all is "clamwin portable"

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I was trying to find the Active Protection System software for Win8 for while now, it's just not coming up anywhere. I really need to disable the disc freezing feature on my V570 cause it's super annoying (especially when watching videos).Does anybody know of a place whether the software is available? I've tried the Win7 version, but there are some compatibility issues, so it doesn't work....Also, if the software is not available yet for Win8, are there other ways of turning this thing off (BIOS, registry)??? Thanks!













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Answer:Lenovo V570 Active Protection System on Windows 8

Hi armenicum
 
Welcome in Lenovo Forums
 
the 7 generations of lenovo unit are not covered for windows 8 software's , also it cannot be accessed through the Bios or even the registry
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hi everyone, We supplied 4 x Lenovo ThinkCentre M93P Tiny Desktops (Model: 10AB003SAU) to a business customer earlier in the year. They are all running Windows 7 64-bit with 500GB 7000RPM SATA drives. Late last week to early this week (approx 17 April 2015 to 20 April 2015) an update came through Lenovo System Update for Lenovo Active System Protection V1.0.0.21 which the customer installed on all four of their systems. Since then, all four systems have been hanging & locking up during use & then require a hard reset for the systems to be usable again until the problem reoccurs next time then the same thing over & over. I spent a heap of time going over the systems trying to work out the cause of this issue which has cost me an absolute fortune in lost productivity & lost revenue. It also lost the customer a lot of time & renenue due to the systems being problematic over a number of days. Thanks very much Lenovo! Won't get any of that time or lost labour back! Customer is furious with both us & Lenovo over this matter, we will likely lose future business due to this. Hoping this may save someone else a major headache if they see this post early enough as I assume problem would be relatively widespread if people are using Lenovo Update. If anyone else has or had this issue recently then please comment. Very disappointed with this probl... Read more

Answer:** Lenovo Active Protection System V1.0.0.21 Causing Windows 7 64-bit to randomly lock up **

I just had the very same problem with a 10A5 0006 (M93 without "p"). Customer reported the issue on Friday, 8th of May after apparently suffering silently through the issue for a few days already, saying that it becomes worse, and that he has to restart the machine sometimes every quarter of an hour. Thankfully customer was able to say that the problems started in the last week of April already, and indeed, on the 16th the machine last installed Windows Updates, and on the 19th the aforementioned Active Protection Of Doom 1.0.0.21. I already began back tracing (read: uninstalling one by one) the updates from that day when I stumbled over your post. In all fairness, I would probably not have even touched the Lenovo update, thinking first of a MS foobar. This post saved me from having to invest several hours of time, not to mention that I will be now prepared if the next machine with the similar issue comes around the corner (I need to service roundabout 50 M93p's from the last half year, I betcha there will be more) Thanks 

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I hope you can help. My hard drive is always active. I have run HJT, the log file is below.

Thanks in advance

doolie

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:36:02, on 17/12/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\HUB\ServicepointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
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Answer:Hard drive always active

c-hom said:


Hi,
The log file seems to be good and your computer is secured. The log file shows the suspected files and have cleaned them. For more queries related to computer, you may revert to [email protected] or www.elitechies.com
Regards,
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This is SPAM, tech support at $129. a pop.
 

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Hope you can help.
My hard drive seems to be always active. I have run HJT, the log file is below.
Thanks in advance,

doolie

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 15:37:51, on 26/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Media\HUB\ServicepointService.exe
C:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
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Hi everyone,
I'd be really grateful if you could help me out with this one. I've got PII 233 /Win 95/32 Mb Mem.
couple of months ago my hard drive started buzzing away for no particular reason. Sometimes up to a minute but mostly 10 to 30 seconds. Can't do anything while this is going on. I bought Norton System Works and optimized just about anything that could be optimized. Much better after that. Then it started up again. The only thing that was different was that I had upgraded to MS Office 2000.
Someone told me to empty the Temp internet folder which I did but it still buzzes away whenever it feels like it. Is my hard drive giving up? Or should I get a new computer altogether?

Thanks

Chris Vickery
 

Answer:over active hard drive

Try booting in Safe Mode to see if it still happens (F8 at boot, then choose Safe Mode from the menu). If not, it isn't the drive, but is a program you have loading.

Could be FindFast, part of MS Office... could be a virus...
 

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I have an unusual problem since installing a new graphics card. The hard drive is now constantly active: the led blinks every two or three seconds and the heads seek. This results in the drive not switching off under power management control, and also scandisk returning the familiar message of failing because some other program is writing to the disk. I've restored the former graphics card, checked the drive settings and deleted all references to the new card from the registry, but the fault remains, although everything else seems to be OK. The system has plenty of Ram and disk space, and Windows 98SE has control of virtual memory. Something has changed but I don't know what. Any Ideas?

Answer:Hard drive is always active

Inverjazz, can you tell us what the new graphics card is, and also what motherboard it is installed on. I am not familiar with this problem but the additional information will help the investigation.

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I have only one hard drive active but when I go to my computer, it shows 2; a C: and a D: (Fat) There are some folders and data on that D: (Fat) drive but I am not sure what it is. I would like to get it back down to one hard drive. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:I have only one hard drive active but shows I have 2

is your hard drive partioned
use fdisk in dos
 

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is there any programs that will let me boot from a cd to partition and active hard drive, so that i can install a clean windows and save from lost data????
 

Answer:Partition active hard drive

If your looking for a partition editor try gparted
http://majorgeeks.com/GParted_d5757.html
If you are looking to retrieve data from a borked windows hd then try something like Knoppix (linux live cd) or Bart Pe
http://www.knoppix.net/
http://majorgeeks.com/Barts_PE_Builder_d4007.html
 

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I have two Cyberpower PCs running Windows XP Home. The newest one's hard drive is constantly active (the yellow "active" light on the drive blinks every 1 - 2 seconds).

I have installed and ran Spybot Search-and-Destroy to eliminate tracking threats. Still the hard drive pulses away. The older Cyberpower acts normally. The hard drive shows activity when I would expect it.

Is there a utility that can tell me what application is generating all this hard drive activity?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Hard Drive constantly active

This is hardly something that can be called "constantly active" and it is quite normal with Windows XP. It can be any of the murky background tasks that run constantly. Most likely it is the indexing service building up its database. It should stop after all the updates have been made.

You shouldn't worry, this sort of activity doen't wear down your HD - it actually works only maybe about 0.1% of the time.
 

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I am having trouble formatting my hard drive (C: Partition). I have 3 partitions set up and am trying to format C: only. I had moved something around and the File structure is now jacked up. I need to format C:, which only runs XP. Problem with this is, you can't go to your command prompt and type format after the C: prompt. I need to get to a dos prompt before windows starts, and can't remember how. I have consulted my mobo manual and have halted startup but still can't get to a dos prompt. I also booted from XP CD to do the recovery thing, and that didn't work, then tried doing just a clean install. But the problem now is that the CD says it can't find an active Hard Drive. WHat can go wrong with my computer will go wrong.

I don't have a floppy drive, but do have rewriteable CD's and a flash drive.

I need to know what's the easiest and most efficient way to format the C: partition and redo the whole thing. I do have 2 other Hard drives that are Western DIgital Raptors that I have raided solely for the purpose for having my games on them. I'm sure I'll have to end up reinstalling all my programs on D: and games on G: also since in a perfect world, a PC would actually do something right and now glitch or make me want to throw a $2000 + machine into an oncoming 18 wheeler down Interstate 40.

The scene on Office Space where they take the printer out to the open field and smash it with a baseball bat also comes to mind.

Thanks for any info!

Answer:Formatting the Active Hard Drive

Try reconnecting the cable for your drive. Sounds silly, but give it a shot.

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Hi,.my PC froze a few days ago and I got a message out of the blue something like "corrupted files, use chkdsk".
So I ran chkdsk and it seemed to do its work as the screen was filled with dozens of scrolling messages for 10 minutes such as "chkdsk replacing files" etc.
But since then my PC has been running very slow because the hard drive "working" light is on for long periods as if something is going on in the background, slowing everything up. For example the light has been on and the drive has been whirring away all the time I've been typing this post.
I've run AVG and Adaware scans with no result.
Any idea what's going on?

Answer:My over-active hard drive is slowing everything up

I suggest you go to the website of your hd manufacturer and download and run their diagnostic utility

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We have 2 computers in our house. I have one, and my dad has one. We both have a Master and a Slave. However, on my machine, both HDD are set to "Active". On his, his bootable (C) is set to "System" and his slave is set to "Active". From my understanding, only 1 drive should be set to active, and that one drive should be the bootable one. Is that correct? Is the way it's setup in our house bad? We had no control on what it was set to. It automatically set it.

Any infromation is greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
 

Answer:Hard Drive set to system or active?

If you did the normal install processes from your Windows media, from Win98 and up, they are fine. Furthermore, if both systems are booting fine, don't worry about it.
 

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Hi I have a question. I have a WD 320GB hard drive in my pc that I have installed windows and all my games onto and it is my primary hard drive for booting, page file etc. I recently installed a new WD 640GB hard drive for storage of all my media, photos, documents etc. I noticed in the disk management section that the primary 320GB hard drive was set to active and was wondering do I also make my second hard drive active? What does it mean for a HDD to be active?

Answer:Setting Hard Drive to Active

You dont want the 2nd hard drive active. That is a Windows based drive attribute given to the system drives. The one that is stated as active is the one that Windows recognizes as being the system drive that the files are stored to. If you also made the 2nd one active you could create issues.

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Attached is my hijack log.
Specifically I am wondering about any items that may be causing the hard drive to run forever on start up?
Additionally, I have no sound from my speakers. I have checked the system and it claims that all is well with the via ac'97 contoller. I uninstalled it, re booted, checked and showed intalled. I have downloaded the driver from drives.com. Still no sound when I try to play a cd on either the speakers or headphone jack. No sound at start up or shut down.
Any help much appreciated.
Bobster
 

Answer:No sound and very active Hard Drive

post your hijack this as C&P in the news group. NOT AS A DOWNLOAD. not going to get any help that way.

as for sounds. take a look here "where did my sounds go" you maybe able to track something down.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm
 

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Can some one help i have a second hard drive which has a complete backup on itIt is an internal hard drive and as the family use this computer i was wondering if its possible to stop them from accessing it because i am worried they might wipe it by mistake.Is there a program e.g. freeware to hide the drive behind a password or similar? can anyone recommend a program?

Answer:hard drive protection

wolfie3000,This any goodclick hereRegards Bob

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Hello,
My virus software said I had an infected file named rendpa.dll a couple weeks ago. I was finally able to delete it and things went back to normal. Then it started again this week - the hard drive starts fluttering like it's searching for files whenever the computer is left idle, slow in general, doctor watson postmortem debugger error came up the other day but not since, and I have random pages opening up in explorer on the aolmusic site. Something is rotten but no matter how many virus checks I run, they come up clean. here is my hijackthis log, I hope someone can help. Thank you!

-Scott

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:03:55 AM, on 07/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1109477383\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~2\MMDiag.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\antivirus\oasclnt.exe
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Answer:hard drive always active, strange things..

Hello,

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Has anyone else had a problem with their Hard Drive not parking when shutting down or starting up this laptop? When I perform either of these actions the Laptop Turns off however the hard drive continuously spins up and then parks. Spins up and then parks. Has the irritating effect of nuking the battery as well as no dount screwing up the hard drive.

Answer:Lenovo Y-50-70 Hard Drive active on shutdown.

Hi Unpluggeduk,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with HDD active after shutdown in your Lenovo Y50-70 laptop.
 
This happens when if any application are still running in the background, after the application closes completely the noise stops.
 
Try to disconnect the power adapter and check only with battery, also try to update the BIOS and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the BIOS update for windows 7,8,8.1
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!
 
Best regards,       
 
Ashwin. S





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Hello,
I would like to say I inadvertently made by secondary hard drive active.. It was not. Is there a way to make it not active? As it is listed in the BIOS as the non-boot drive, there doesn't appear to be a conflict at this time. But I would like to correct it if possible. Thanks for all assistance.
Glenn

Answer:How to make a secondary hard drive NOT Active?

Removing the Active Flag from a Partition
(on a drive that's not used as a boot drive)

Partition - Mark as Inactive


Make sure you choose the correct Disk / Partition !

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows:
1. Click Start Orb
2. In search box, type cmd
3. Right-click on cmd.exe and choose 'Run as Administrator'

In the elevated command prompt type in the following commands:

Diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the HDD in question)
LIST PARTITION
SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the active partition you wish to make inactive)
INACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

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I just got a new computer, and installed all kind of things lately... Stupid enough I forgot installing any sort of virus/spyware protection
So suddenly my pc was infected with all kinds of... bleep... like an internet page that looked like a desktop, a VIRUS ALERT message literally everywhere.
Well I did a lot of things, and got most of it away. Now I have two problems left.. biggest one is that 'My Computer' doesn't recognize my C Drive (my main hard drive with all files) anymore. It still makes contact since I can browse through the files if I try to open a file in the Fruityloops music software, which stores files in it's program directory.
It's also missing from my Start menu, along with the 'Run', 'Help', and all the My Files folders (Music, Documents etc)..

Any suggestions?

Answer:Hard Drive Undetected In My Computer (but Still Active)

Well...I'd suggest that "most" is not as good as "all"...when it comes to cleaning the system of malware.

I think I'd do whatever it takes to convince me that I did not have a possible malware problems...before I wasted any time/energy on trying to "fix" something that malware is going to undo.

Louis

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Hi

When I have music playing the 'Hard drive Active light' filashes every few seconds. this causes the music to miss a beat. It sounds like a cd skipping and is really annoying. this only started after i installed a second hard drive. is there a way to disable this light? can i just cut and tape the wires. or is there a better solution?

cheers
 

Answer:Hard Drive Active Light Causes Static

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I have just bought a laptop and it as a hidden drive partition (x: drive)for vista recovery. when i try and format, it says it is write protected. how do i remove the write protection on the drive. can anyone help? please

Answer:hard drive write protection

You can format it by reinstalling your

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I use AVG Free Edition on my computer, but I've also installed an external hard drive. Do I need to also install AVG on this drive as well?

Thanks!
 

Answer:AVG protection for external hard drive

Hi

No, AVGs will with resident scanning scan all movement of files so your fine, the manual Scan Computer option will also scan all drives, but you can also in Test Center check/tick the drives you wished scanned.
 

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I have 1 sata hard drive and 1 ide drive in my machine

The 160 gb sata is c drive and the 400gb ide is d drive where is store all my progs films etc

Usually when i re-install xp i have to disconnect d drive otherwise windows labels it c drive and we get into all kinds of mess.

So thats what i did when i tried to install windows 7 rc. Disconnected D drive and installed Win 7 on the 160 sata drive which was connected.

Come to reconnect the drive and win 7 crashed saying some hal.dll file was missing, disconnected the drive and win 7 works again.

So i thought ok i will try and install win 7 with the drive plugged in and connected.

Installation goes fine and win 7 goes on the sata drive as it should, but now i dont have a d drive.

When i look in device manager it is showing up as online and working, but nothing is showing up on my computer.

I plug my usb removable hdd in and it picks that up as e drive (seeing the dvd has taken d drive).

But for the life of my i cannot figure out how to get this drive showing in my computer.

Many thanx for your help in advance

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Hi,

I want to do two things.The first is to be able to change the bootable hard drive with a better quality one without having to re-install OS/Utilities/Applications/Data...etc.---just transfer the entire image and physically switch the drives, which I know I can do using Acronis or symantec ghost (for Acronis I think I should use: Acronis Migrate easy, and for ghost I should use Norton ghost, please correct me). But I am worried about the active licenses,some applications (like MATLAB) actually link the license to the drive name and identify the computer as such. Any idea how that could be performed through an image? Or does the license need to be de-allocated and allocated to the newer drive?


The second is to be able to copy from a RAID setup to another RAID setup. How can it be done?


Thanks
 

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Hi,

I'm about to clean re-install my laptop and am currently getting all the drivers for it again. Now I am curious about one thing. I have this HDD ST9500420AS Momentus 7200.4 SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive | Seagate and according to HP, my laptop Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6-2020ev Entertainment Notebook PC - HP technical support (Middle East - English) has 'HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection', "provides protection for the hard drive by "parking the heads" if the notebook is accidentally dropped, or is abruptly impacted by another object." Now that's all good, but when getting the drivers from the HP website for my notebook, it lists 'HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection' as a software to download for this feature. My question is, would I need to install this software to get the feature to work, or would it work without the software.

Slasher

Answer:HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Software Necessary?

Anyone?

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My external hard drive turned on a write protection feature that will not allow me to put things on my hard drive. It says the drive is write protected. So now I cannot backup anything.
Is there a way to turn the write protection off?

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Cant write to HDD on win7 keeps saying "the disk is write protected"  Drive is in a removable IDE caddy, I put the drive in a USB caddy and was able to format the drive, but still get the same error when i try to write to it, I took ownership of the drive and it shows me as the owner. The drive was used in XP previously but i no longer have an XP system since upgrading to Win7. I have removed the partition with Paragon drive copy and re partitioned the drive, renamed the drive but still gives the same error.

Answer:how can i remove write protection from a Hard drive

Hello,This problem may happens if the hard drive is corrupted. Try to run the on this disk:1. Click “Start”, and click “Computer”.2. Right-click the problem disk drive, and then click "Properties".3. Click the "Tools" tab, and then, under "Error-checking", click "Check" Now. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Note: Check for both file errors and physical errors, by selecting both “Automatically fix file system errors” and “Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors”.
4. Click "Start".If on error was found, move to the next steps:1. Click start, type in regedit to open registry edit.2. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control Right click on control and create new key. Name it as StorageDevicePolicies . (Copy and paste it from here if possible) Now click on StorageDevicePolicies and in right side pan right click and select create new dword and name it as WriteProtect. Double click on it and set its value to 0.Thomas77

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I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bit (SP1) on my Small Business Computer
Three Internal Hard Drives: CDrive is OS, DDrive is Data, EDrive is Data

I would like to password protect both of my data drives. I want to have to enter a password to access ANY info on these drives...is this possiable? Any and all help or suggestions here is fully appreciated.

Answer:Internal Hard Drive Password Protection

Kinda like full disk encryption? The idea being that a stolen drive does not equate to loosing data?

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I have a Seagate Expansion external hard drive unit I need to put a password on, but there are some issues with this.....*the hard drive is being sent to someone else who is not computer savvy (I'm not either, but more than they are)*I have Win8.1, they have Win Vista....whatever is used has to work on both.*Whatever method is used has to be super simple and very easy to use, especially for the other person.*I don't care if it's putting a password on a folder or the whole drive, as long as it's simple and easy to do.*It's got to be FREE, as this is the only instance I have ever needed to put a password on anything, so I don't want to spend money on a program I will only use once.Is there a way to do this?  So far, all of the information I've gotten is for specific Windows systems only, or way to complicated to use. Thanks

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I have an ancient PB Pulsar 16, upgraded from WIN95 to 98, and 128mb of RAM. It may be old, but, with carefull management, acceleration and "cleaning" programs, and keeping on top of things, it`s actually running quite well. As a last ditch attempt to eke out a bit more use before I get a new one and semi-retire it as a second machine, I thought I`d add a second hard drive to supplement the measly 2gb original disc in the form of a 4.2gb Maxtor (same make as the original) removed from another old machine that I believed to be good. I don`t need acres and acres of space, as I store all of my important stuff off the PC and on CDROM. I fitted it, as per, every piece of instruction I`ve ever read on the subject, with the old one as the master and the "new" one as the slave, with the jumpers correct. The BIOS recognises everything on boot-up, and Windows starts to load, but stalls a fair way into the process with a "Windows protection error" notice, telling me to push any key to continue and that I must re-start the PC. No other clues. I`ve tried a step-by-step start-up and it seems to throw up the message when I try and load "arkdosh.vxd", which I think is a Windows System driver (according to the search I did). It`s a hidden item in the SYSTEM folder. It also turns up in SYS INI as "device=arkdosh.vxd" HOWEVER, even if I say "no" to loading that on step-by-step booting, there`s a hesitation and I still get the error. (am I barking up the correct tree here? The other odd thing is... Read more

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My AV is the freeby, "Qihoo 360 total security". Delving into its innards I find it specifically claims protection against ransomware. Any comments please! Also could a Ransomware attack also encrypt files on my external hard drive back-up?
Glen

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I have recently agreed to fix a friends laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525) thinking it would be a simple cleanup job. But as i boot it i get a BSOD. I tried looking for faulty drivers in safe mode expecting a root virus and found none. So i got her permission to reinstall the OS. But as it turns out the HD is write protected so i cant format it. I have tried restoring CMOS but to no avail and there is no setting for it in BIOS. Is there any away around this or does the computer need to be sent back to Dell for repair? She also has misplaced the restore disk.

Thx for any replies
 

Answer:Hard Disk Drive Write Protection

What's the EXACT error you get when you try to format the HD?
 

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Hello fellow forum members, and thanks to all who participate in creating this. I have an old Dell netbook that crashed (literally) on the ground, broke the screen. Hard drive is intact and accessible by a USB device, but that pesky password I made up to protect the files under my personal username, even though I know it, doesn't appear anywhere for me to access the document. I haven't found references made to it, but the hard drive has Windows XP operating system on it and I am running 8 on the computer I have now. Don't know if that has anything to do with not being able to get control panel to open on that one. If anyone has any ideas, shoot! I'm out of them, trying to continue writing a book I had started on that computer and foolishly didn't save elsewhere. Thanks!
KB

Answer:Removing password protection on an old hard drive

The Windows tutorial for this is ok but after hitting the advanced settings button of the Security tab, where they type in "new user" you need to type in Everyone then hit Ok etc. set for full read/write permissions as desired. Set the permissions on the Sharing tab as well.

First link is Windows sharing tutorial for XP.
How to Share and Set Permissions for Folders and Files Using Windows XP

This is the link I made which shows a bit more detail but it's for Windows 7.
HDD sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums

Important step is adding Everyone to the advanced settings of the security tab.

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i was wondering if there is a way to password protect a drive or a certain folder while it is shared over a network. i am living at the dorms and i want my drive to be accessible to some people but not to everyone.

thanks.
 

Answer:hard drive password protection on network

Right-click on the shared folder and select Properties. Click on the Sharing tab and then click the Permissions button. Remove the default 'Everyone' identity and either create a global account that all your friends can share or create an account for each of them.
 

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Hello,

I'm not new to these forums, they've been very helpful to me just browsing through when I have problems. I am new however to signing up. What happened to my computer is, I kept getting the BSOD, I went into safe mode, removed the most recent programs I had installed, and it stopped happening. I then proceeded to plug in my external hard drive. It was not recognizing it for some reason, so I went to disk management. It was listed there, just without a drive letter. I tried to assign it a drive letter, and it gave me an error message saying something about refreshing the list, (this is the error message I should have researched), I tried refreshing the drive list, and tried reassigning the drive letter, same message. I right clicked on the drive again, and I saw mark as active. For some stupid reason, I clicked on this. Then seeing that it didn't do anything, I thought maybe restarting the computer would maybe do the trick. Now my computer won't boot. It gets to the windows logo, and boom, restarts all over again. I tried many things like, startup repair, system restore, marking partition as active CMD, with diskpart, I also tried some of the commands in bootrec.exe. By the way, if this helps at all, my hard drive is a solid state drive, I also have a slave drive in there which does also have a copy of windows installed on it, (it was my old hard drive), I tried setting that as my primary boot and it boots into my old install of windows, before i got my... Read more

Answer:Had BSOD, fixed that, accidentally set external hard drive as active

Unplug external, boot into System Recovery Options Command Line to Mark Partition Active on the 100mb System Reserved (preferred if you have it) or C partition. If it won't start run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to repair or rewrite the System boot files.

Once it boots, plug in the external to Mark Partition as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums.
Then run a Disk Check. If it fails run Partition Wizard Check File System and Partition Wizard Partition surface test.

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I have recently had a malware attack, and a friend was able to access my hard drive and disinfect it. When I try to boot to this hard drive now, Windows gets me as far as my wallpaper, but no desktop functionality (no icons, taskbar, etc.). I have put this drive in another computer to try and scavenge data from it, but the data is password protected. Is there a way to either 1) do a Windows repair, or 2) get past this password when accessing this hard drive on another machine? I understand you can change a setting in the registry, but don't know how to change the registry when the drive is in another machine, or change it in my machine when I have no desktop functionality. I do appreciate your wisdom!

Tom

Answer:Data recovery on hard drive w/password protection

Exact error message, please?

Louis

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I recently purchased a Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini external hard drive.  I have not used it yet.  When I plugged it in, it did not automatically run the launch sequence, and upon further inspection it was not showing up in My Computer.  I went to the Seagate/Maxtor site and worked through their troubleshooting section.  In Disk Manager the drive shows up as Unallocated (black line).  I was instructed by the site to reformat the drive and assign it a drive letter.  I cannot do this because you must first initialize the drive, and the problem I am having is that I cannot initialize the drive because it gives me the error "This disk is write-protected."I have spent all day searching the Seagate/Maxtor site and dozens of online help forums but can NOT find a solution that works (or anyone with the exact same problem).  Can someone please help?  I am prepared to send the product back, but Seagate is awesome and makes you pay for your postage and packaging and I would rather avoid unnecessary costs if at all possible.  I am using Windows Vista on an HP computer.  I am also logged in as the administrator. Thanks! 

Answer:External Hard Drive Write Protection Problem - Please help!

Have you tried using the SeaTools software that ships with the drive to prepare it for use ? ?If you didn't get a CD it's available FREE on their site...

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I have a USB key, and would like to have it encrypt or password protected, in case I lose it.
Same with a harddrive (external). Any recommendations on what program(s) I could use/buy, doesn't matter as long as it's good, I don't mind flipping some coin for it.
Thanks.
 

Answer:USB key and external hard drive software encryption/protection

My Sony Microvault USB thumb drive has some software that could be downloaded free from Sony that could "password protect any portion of the drive's contents" and also software to use your thumb drive as a key to lock your computer if the drive isn't plugged into it. Probably proprietary software, but you might see if your drive manuf. has anything similar available. URL to see Sony's is: http://www.sony.co.jp/microvault/
 

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Hi Everyone,I just finished (well, almost) rebuilding a client Pavilion DM-1 netbook.  I have installed Windows Pro 64 bit and all drivers but one.  It is showing in device manager as an unknown device.  It has a hardware ID or ACPI\HPQ0004.  In my past experience in the shop, this is the HP ProtectSmart hard drive protection.  I cannot find the driver for this anywhere on the HP site. I have never had an issue installing this driver before on newer systems.  I see that on the more recent machines, it is called 3D DriveGuard protection software.  I have tried to install this software but I get the message that there are no 3D DriveGuard accelerometers present. I did some googling and found that the older version is called ProtectSmart hard drive protection.  I found old links to HPs ftp site but they were all dead.  I did track down the software and installed it.  It could not finish and I found out it needed to have .net 3.5 installed.  I installed the .net framework and tried reinstalling the ProtectSmart but it bombs out.  It almost completes and then I get the message that the install cannot complete. If anyone has any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, or input I would love to hear them.  Thank you all in advance, for the time!  Have a great day!  Respectfully, George D.GSSInfotech, Inc. 













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Answer:Pavilion DM-1 Protect Smart hard drive protection

Hi @GeorgeDale2180 I would suggest you to try the link given below : ftp://hp.com/ftp2/pub/softpaq/sp61001-61500/sp61037.exe Let us know once done I am an HP EmployeePlease click ?Accept as Solution? on the post that solves your issue to help others find the same solution.Click the ?Thumbs Up? to say ?Thanks? for helping!

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Hey, I created some windows 8 system images(Using the internal system image tool). Now I find restore points more useful, but I would have to turn the system protection on for an external hard drive. The problem is that I don't understand the sophisticated message Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal. Does it mean, that under some circumstances my manually created full system images could be deleted to create a restore point? I would like to keep the system images. Also, I hope it doesn't override existing directories on this harddrive, but I don't want to try it out without being sure. Thanks for the responses

Answer:Turning on system protection on external hard drive

This article may give some insight:
Windows 7 Backup ? 2 Things I Learnt Today | Musings of a PC

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I want to keep my data safe in the event I should lose my U100. As a first step I've applied a Bios password, which is easy enough using Toshiba Assist/User Password. But even better would be to apply the same password to the hard drive as well. On the Tecra M5 you can do this from Toshiba Assist/Security Assist, but there's no such option on my U100.

The Bios has options for entering a 'HDD Password' but when I try to do so it flips back to 'Not Registered' when I try to save the change.

There's no mention of HHD Password in the UK documentation but the Australian version appears to have the feature. This site http://www.continent.com.au/buy-1990.html claims 'Hard drive password prevents unauthorised access to the hard drive and can be synchronised with the user password' - which sounds just the same as on my M5.

I'd appreciate knowing if anyone here has had success with applying a HDD password to their U100.

Answer:Password Protection for Hard Drive on Libretto U100

Hi

The Toshiba Security Assists is not installed on the Libretto U100 and therefore you cannot use this function like on the Tecra M5.

Sometimes the HDD password can be set in the BIOS.
If you want to set the HDD password check if this can be done in the BIOS!

But be careful!!!
If you forget the HDD password you will be not able to access the HDD and the HDD is no more accessible.

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In task manager performance tab show my hard drive always in active 100% that slow my pc, so far my antivirus scanned result no viruses.
How to view what cause the hard drive active 100% all the time and fix the problem?
Regard,
Thanks.

Answer:In task manager performance tab show my hard drive always in active 100% that slow

Check Resource Monitor to see what processes are reading/writing to the HDD the most and hopefully this will show who the culprit is.

To open resource monitor follow this tutorial - Resource Monitor

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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On my ASUS G73Jh laptop, I use Microsoft Security Essentials along with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free for on-demand scans. Since MSE's recent update from version 2 to 4, my hard drive I/O performance has been demolished. For a gamer and a digital content creator yet to upgrade from a 5400 RPM Seagate Momentus HDD, the impact on everyday usage has been huge. Before you flame me for writing a sensationalist post, let me explain:

Microsoft Security Essentials has a real-time protection component which, when all options are enabled, scans every single byte passing in and out of the system hard drive for evidence of malicious activity.

In version 2, this used to be configurable to only monitor incoming files, which meant that, except for a small decrease in write speeds, hard drive I/O for the most part was unaffected.

Now, in version 4, all the real-time protection options have been disabled; the only option that now exists is to turn it on or off. As I've found out, having real-time protection turned on now essentially ticks all the options that used to be configurable in version 2. This absolutely destroys drive performance since MSE will scan all files read from or written to the hard drive.

This has made not only games stutter and files take longer to open, but Windows overall is noticeably slower to respond. Just loading up MSConfig, for instance, will take 10 seconds as opposed to instantaneous with real-time protection off. I did an HDTune benchmark just ... Read more

Answer:Thoughts on real-time protection and hard drive I/O impact.

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Dear Forum,

I have enquired with a few different sources and think this is the best forum.

I am after some information as to how to change the properties of a write protected USB External Hard Disk Drive.

I am some what confused as to the information that I have been provided and do not know how to do it in plain English and if it looks correct to the professionals on here.

This was my question:

What back up would you suggest?
I also have an issue with a USB 2GB Removable Disk that is write protected how do I change that property?
I have tried connecting it to different computers and it still comes up with the same message that the external drive is write protected.
I do not know how to make a drive write protected.
I have noticed that some of the items have .xml and it was used for a back up program for Memeo that came with another USB External hard drive.
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...F1CB645296!285
I also wish to know how you could gain the zip.up file.
If you require any further information, please let me know.
I am only new to computers. I would like to use the disk again, preferably not loosing any data.
Melissa

This is what I have received:

a. Click start, type in regedit in the search bar and hit enter.

b. Navigate to the following registry location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\StorageDevicePolicies

c. Click on StorageDevicePolicies and on the right-hand side there should be ... Read more

Answer:Write protection on USB External Hard Disk drive - with XML properties

Here's the easy way:
How To Enable Write Protection Of USB Devices Under Windows -

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Hi

I have a new Compaq Presario Dual Core laptop. Whilst online the laptop suddenly shut down by itself. Then In the last few days I've noticed that the hard drive light illuminates every 5 seconds, and that the vista cursor symbol also appears on screen briefly at the same time. Why is this happening?

I have Norton, Spybot and Adware SE. I've run all three regularly, but cannot find any virus, trojan or spyware. I'm concerned that I might have a keylogger on my system, but have little knowledge about PC's to diagnose the problem.

Can anyone assist?

Many thanks
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:19:27, on 19/04/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Answer:Vista laptop - hard drive active every 5 seconds - Trojan/Virus/Spyware?

Can anyone help?
 

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Hello all,
I've recently moved my media hard drive to an external for greater portability. I've noticed that whenever I restart my machine or cycle the power on the external all the drives are set to a Write Protection mode.
I've set the security settings to give all users administrative access, but it still sets it to readonly.
I've restorted to using the CMD to remove the protection manually, but I'm looking for something more permanent or simple.  I've little to no experience with Batch files, but my old room mate used them extensively and the idea came to mind of using
one to reset the readonly status of the partitions.  
I use the list of commands in CMD here
DISKPART
LIST VOLUME
SELECT VOLUME 3
ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY
Then I repeat this for partitions 4-7.  
If anyone knows a permanent solution or can show me the script/commands to type for a batch file I'd be very thankful.
 
~Sig
 

Answer:Win7 Write Protection removal for external hard drive and batch files

Hi,

 

You could run the command to unlock the external hard drivers. The commands are correct. When running the batch file, please right click it and run as administrator.

 

Regarding the Write Protection issue, please check if there is any jumper which is located next to or near the cable connector port to set write-protect mode. Also,
check the BIOS setting and see if the following method could fix the issue.


 

In Device Manager, right click external hard drive, Update Driver Software, clicked on the Browse, in the List option, and chose the "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE
Controller".

 

More helpful information

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/71430-hard-drive-write-protected.html

 

Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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I have just purchased a Satellite L650/07C. When I purchased it from the reseller, I was under the impression that this model came with the hard disc drive shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor) feature.
I ran the Toshiba PC Health Monitor application but it appears not to have this feature - it gives me the Power, Temp and Fan settings that are being monitored as well as a hard disc drive status, but nothing about the hard disc drive shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor).

Under my Toshiba Utilities folder, there is the HDD SSD Alert application that shows the same icon as the one I saw in the reseller on their Toshiba Satellite when they demonstrated the shock protection system. I have ran this application but it just gives me a status message that the disk drive is working properly.

Could anyone please confirm for sure if the model that I have should have this feature.

Many thanks.

Answer:Re: Satellite L650/07C - HDD shock protection system (Hard Drive Impact Sensor)

Everything is fine with your laptop. I have made a screenshot and uploaded it to show you:

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/788/shocki.jpg

When you shake your laptop hdd ssd aler appears, however, you can disable it appearing.

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Question: Active Protection

Thinkpad 440p Win 10 Pro. I installed Lenovo Active Protection, which shows up in Control Panel as Airbag Protection. Seems to be working as the animation in the Control Panel applet shows motion and protection control. There is no icon in the notification area. As I remember there used to be an icon. Hovering over it would bring up the name TP Shocks, Is the absence of the icon by design?



T520 4239-CTOT61/p 6459-CTO (Gone but not forgotten)A31/p XP Pro 1 gig memoryA30/p XP Pro 1 gig memoryTP600 Win 2K 288 mb memory701C Win 98 Don't ask

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Question: Active Protection

What active protection are people using and why?For me it's...AVG: Free, low overheads, easy updates, no conflicts, simple to use, has a scary virus alert picture.SYGATE: Free, simple to use, gives good control & information.WINPATROL: Free, simple to use, the barking dog.Needless to say I have all the other anti-everything scanners but only the 3 above are active.

Answer:Active Protection

What is WinPatrol?I make use of the following:Kaspersky Anti Virus 5.0 Personal Warez. Would switch to AVG Free. But works too well for the time being. Sygate Personal Allows for better configuration than the free variant of ZoneAlarm. Program control. Qtec Router filters out everything else.Windows Antispyware Novelty application. Qtec Router Firewall Nothing gets through.

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Hello :-) I have a question (and I should mention that I haven't got much experience with computer stuff ;-) ):I really need the Active Protection System for my notebook (R61i, windows 7), but version 1.71 (the only available one on the support site) just works with 64-bit. Does anybody know, whether or when there is a new version for 32-bit?Thank you very much!Ellen PS: Sorry for my bad English...













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Answer:Active Protection System

 Hi Ellen and welcome to the forum, You can find the 32 bit version for Windows 7 here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-53150 You could also download and install Lenovo System Update:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-73695.html System Update will check for new drivers and software from Lenovo for your computer and give you a list where you can choose what you want to download and install and it will be installed for you without having to download and install each one of then manually. It should also give you the option to download and install Active Protection System. It's also a nice tool to check for new versions of the drivers and Lenovo software for your computer. -gan

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if i need Active protection on my X300 laptop or i can uninstall it?(ssd)Message Edited by Leroy on 02-09-2009 12:20 PM





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Answer:i need Active protection on my X300? (SSD)

what more i can uninstall from lenovo standart package? for example -  diskeeper lite?





Lenovo X300 + MBP + HP

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After getting my new Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB drive working with my X60 Thinkpad (1706-M7M) running XP Pro, I noticed that the HDD active protection system has disabled itself. Is it not compatible with my new drive?

Answer:X60 HDD Active Protection System

You have two accelerometers now! Your ThinkPad has one (Active Protection), and so does your new hard drive (Seagate G-Force). I don't have personal experience with this, but it's possible the Seagate G-Force software disabled Active Protection. You may be able to re-enable it and run both in parallel. I have no idea how they interact. Either one should be sufficient to protect the drive. Perhaps someone with experience could chime in?

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Hi, When i reinstall Windows 7 Starter i cant find "active protection system" in download center (for this model).Afterall i download from other model, but still same application (from lenovo site).System return request "your system doesnt support this...". I remember one year ago i have no problem with that application. Windows 7 Starter 32 bit. Clean system. Like always. Please help me













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Answer:Active protection system s10-3s

I found it !  s10-3s aps 32bit soft

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I just changed the hardrive on my R60 Notebook., unfortunately I am unable to reactivate the sensor chip suppose to protect the hardrive in case of imminent chock. What are my options, does someone is familiar with such situation?Thank you for your precious timePATRICK

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Hi,   I have an X60 Thinkpad and when I rebooted, I got the following error, "Active protection is not functioning as system detected the abnormal sensor status.  To diagnose the sensor device, run PC DOCTOR DOS - HDD Active Protection Test and if it still shows, contact Help and Service for repair."   The only problem is, my laptop only came installed with PC Doctor 5 for Windows and when I run it, I can't find any way to test the Active Protection System.  Help!
 
Note from Moderator: Please update your profile with your correct country location as per the forum rules. Products, options and services vary from market to market. Knowing your location helps us help you.Message Edited by andyP on 06-13-2008 08:45 AM

Answer:Active Protection Error

I have the same problem,help me!

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Is it good to be running the APS or is it only needed if I ever drop the computer? Why are there two different beeps, one is louder and longer, the other short and quiet.......... whats the difference between them? Its weird because I only had one of the beeps for about a month and a half. And can I run APS but turn off the beep (dont recall seeing an option for this)? It beeps a LOT on the less sensitive setting even.. even being gentle picking it up...

Answer:Active protection system

The APS parks your hdd head when you accidentally drop it, while the resting hdd can usually take 240 to 400 g shock, a working hdd with the head assembly reading the platter usually can take 50 g, which is equivalent to 1 m fall. However, it depends on the angle of drop so a failure of the hdd is possible even you drop it at 20 cm. The head assembly is only around 0.1 mm from the platter, and any scratches to the platter will cause irreversible damages to the data. Regarding the beep, i am not so sure. 

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System crashes any time I attempt to move the laptop when not plugged in.  Overly sensitive and almost impossible to use in mobile format.

Answer:T61 - Testing Active Protection (APS)

Welcome to the forum.
 
You can easily adjust the sensitivity of APS. Double-click the APS icon on the system tray to bring up the property sheet as below:
 

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Hello, Why do we need the Active Protection System on an SSD disk (X300)?  

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So I found this as I was trying to find out how to send a false positive to McAfee Avert Labs and was intrigued so I tried it.

McAfee Active Protection

I was first puzzled by its description so I googled it and found out it was actually the Artemis Technology. Here's the article I read about from McAfee:

McAfee, Inc. Reinvents Computer Security

After reading that I was so impressed and tried it. I was not contented of how McAfee secures my PC so I needed to find a way to boost it's protection. When the installation was completed I downloaded some fresh Malware from the Malwarebytes forum and was surprisingly startled as how McAfee blocked off almost every malware I downloaded. I accept any criticism from anybody who hates McAfee but I was proven that I might stick with this one for a while. I am open to any opinions on what I have found.

Answer:McAfee Active Protection

If I can remember correctly, in newer versions of Mcafee Security centre you should already have Artemis preinstalled. And have settings where you configure it (on that install you were talking about, you can't configure it), So there shoulnd't be any need to additionally install it.
But I can't remember clearly. Maybe they have implemented Artemis only for some products.
But I don't think so, I think all McAfee now have Artemis preinstalled eventhough they don;t have configurations.

Artemis is very good addition to McAfee but it's is known for it's relatively high false positives rate.
Basically, Artemis is cloud scanner. If scanner detects something suspicious it will send it to the cloud scan and scan it there.
Detctions from Artemis will be called Artemis! and some new generated number or something like this. So actually you will know that it was detected by Artemis.

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Hi, After weeks of trying to get an answer to this problem without any assistance, either online or here (what's the use of a warranty when there's no customer service to speak of?) I tried transferring some files to my flash drive a day ago. The thing that happened now was that the transfer started out fine for the first few seconds (as usual), before crawling to a halt and then stopping completely - I can't remember what the exact message was, but it was something in the vein of "problems with disk". I then found out that I could neither add or delete files to the flash drive as it had been write protected. I searched online for how I could remove this protection (regedit, command prompt), but nothing helped - to my great, great frustration. Therefore, the flash drive is now useless to me, thanks to the laptop. I then experienced that the external hard drive that I tried to transfer the files from had also been write protected! Before pulling out my hair I checked if this was also the case when I plugged it in to another laptop (Asus). It wasn't. But on my Lenovo z50-75 that hard drive is useless for some strange reason. After experiencing this mountain of problems I want to do a full factory reset on my laptop, and then reinstall all my programs. My question is how I go about doing this. And also: when doing the reset, will it boot up with Windows 10, as it did when I purchased the laptop a little over a year ago?   

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Hey, I got this problem. I just did a clean install of Windows 8.1 64-bit on Thinkpad Edge 15 and I downloaded this great tool Active Protection System, which worked perfectly on my Windows 7 before. When I open up the program and shake my laptop it shows that shock is detected and shows that harddrive is stopped and while watching a movie the picture doesn't freeze, which means it isn't stopped. The sensitivity is set high and I disabled "Apatively ignore frequnet shocks". Is this a common problem for Win 8.1 or do I have to install something more?

Answer:Edge 15 Active Protection System on Win 8.1

This is probably about the driver but I can find it.

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Just a poll to see how people have their MAPS option set within Windows Defender.

Do you have it not joined, Basic or Advanced?

Answer:Microsoft Active Protection Service

Basic here...

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8092 Mb
Graphics Card: ASUS EAH5450 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: A: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 49397 MB; B: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 507856 MB; C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 901056 MB; D: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 288526 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97 R2.0
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

In the last 12 to 14 days, I have been experiencing an intermittent problem when I attempt to check my email with Incredimail. Incredimail is set to check my email hosted by my ISP first then any other accounts. Periodically, when I check my mail I get a message stating : Failed to connect to the Incoming Server "mail.xxxxxxxx.com (x's being the ISP name). Please try again later. Then below that, there is a small box which states : ERR: Intrusion Protection active for XXX.XXX.X.XX (the x's being my IP address)

I will get this message for most of the evening. However, the next morning, everything will be fine until later in the evening when this all starts again.

I run Avast free and it is active and updated. Superantispyware updated as well as Malwarebytes updated. I ran all three yesterday with expected results (no virus, spyware or malware). I suspended all antivirus, spyware and malware programs and tried to log into my e... Read more

Answer:Solved: Intrusion Protection active for xxx.xxx.x.xx

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My X301 came with pre-installed Samsung SSD 128 GB and Think Vantage Active Protection System (TVAPS),TVAPS is automatically launched at start-up and is always running.The question is: do I need TVAPS or can I uninstall it?Why was it pre-installed by Lenovo in a machine with an SSD? Thanks for your opinions. Occam





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Answer:X301: SSD and TV Active Protection System

Go ahead and uninstall it, it's in the image as some systems have "normal" hard drives.

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System Update is offering Active Protection system for my X1 Carbon. Why? The readme says it is for Hard Drives and I use it on my X230.  But why is it offered for my X1.  The display driver System Update offers will not install.  Yes, System Update is up to date.  Can Lenovo Technical Support shed any light or do I need to call them.  Thank you.   

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Hello! I?m hoping that someone here can answer this question ? is APS running all the time, even if the laptop is at a Windows login box with the lid closed? I work as a tech at a K-12 school district.  In our JH/HS building, we have 18 Bretford carts with 14 Thinkpad laptops on each (a mix of R61 and R400 machines, all running APS).  Once the laptops are started each day, the teachers want to have students log off instead of shut down before placing them back in the cart and taking the cart to its next assigned classroom. The classrooms in this building have a ? lip at the doorway that cart has to traverse when going in and out.  Of course, the teachers have the students take the carts to their next location instead of doing it themselves, so the carts tend to get rough treatment especially when negotiating that doorway lip.  I'm not aware that logging off and closing the lid will park the hard drive head.  If APS isn?t running all the time the laptop is turned on, then there is potential for hard drive head damage during transport, and we would insist that the laptops be shut down for transport to their next destination. Any info would be appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Active Protection System question

APS is NOT running as a service.
 
The Startup will be found in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and will be executed after login.

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HardwareX200 Tablet with Active Protection (XP) Is it possible to disable the Active Protection software programmatically? I know we can use the windows Applet to turn it off, but how about through code? Are the settings exposed in the Registry or Config File on the system somewhere? We have a case when we want to disable the software for a short period of time and then enable it. Thanks, Jon RaynorExploria

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HII just bought a new e530c laptop. and i want to install active protection system on win7 64 bit. but in support website, there is no driver for x64 APS win7.there is a driver for 32 bit APS win7 driver.how can i find it?thanks alot.

Answer:Active Protection system for Win7 x64

Hi Ehsanb65,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Below is the link to download active protection system for Windows 7 64 bit.
 

Active Protection system for Windows 7 x64

 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
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Greetings,A coworker told me to run Combofix on a machine that would not allow Vipre's Active Protection to run. Upon completion, Vipre runs normally. I did a search, found this site and am posting the logfile to get assistance with this to ensure there is no lingering infection. I understand that I should not have run Combofix first, but can't undo that now. I have one more machine that I ran this on and will post that log in a separate post.The log file from Combobix follows:ComboFix 10-07-19.01 - Administrator 07/19/2010 15:21:44.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.747 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\administrator.BCHC\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\MGordon.bchdomain\Local Settings\Application Data\Windows Serverc:\documents and settings\MGordon.bchdomain\Local Settings\Application Data\Windows Server\flags.inic:\documents and settings\MGordon.bchdomain\Local Settings\Application Data\Windows Server\uses32.datc:\windows\system32\18467.exec:\windows\system32\41.exec:\windows\system32\6334.exec:\windows\syst... Read more

Answer:Vipre Active Protection would not run/ Computer 2

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Do you recommend joining or not joining the Microsoft Active Protection Service, and why?
I just got a new laptop with Windows 8 and in setting it up it makes an offer to join.

Answer:MS Active Protection Service: Should You Join?

I do because their (AV providers) security will improve as samples of user encountered malware are sent back to them. Symantec and many other AV vendors have the same feature... Any reputation-based AV must develop the "reputation" of the file(s) somehow...

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I bought  lenovo edge E440 about a month ago, and today got this problem, what should I do? 

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Previous topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/298866/says-no-virus-protection-found-while-i-have-one-active/ ~ OBI was told to post this here instead of where I had it:On my taskbar, the little red shield with an X through it appears. When I click on it, it tells me under "Malware Protection" that "Windows did not find antivirus software on this computer. I actually have Avira on here, and it is working. Even though it works, it ends up freezing every time I run it, and I can't do anything at all, so I end up having to reboot by holding in the power button. Could someone please help me find out what the problem is? Thank you so much in advance for the assistance.

Answer:Says "no virus protection found" while I have one active...

Hi,After reading your other topic; I think you are probably fine and this is simply a problem with your anti-virus not communicating with Windows correctly. You can try setting your Windows Security Center service to automatic and this may fix your problem.Start > type services.msc > find the service Security Center > right click > Properties > change the start-up type to AutomaticReboot. Casey

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On my taskbar, the little red shield with an X through it appears. When I click on it, it tells me under "Malware Protection" that "Windows did not find antivirus software on this computer. I actually have Avira on here, and it is working. Could someone please help me find out what the problem is? Thank you so much in advance for the assistance.

---Kate

Answer:Says "no virus protection found" while I have one active...

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

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My T61 came with a Seagate Momentus 120GB 5400.3 HDD. My HDD is reaching capacity and I would like to upgrade my HDD to 250GB - 500GB and thought a larger Seagate would be compatible with ThinkVantage Acvtive Protection System. Whilst looking at HDDs on Newegg I found a Seagate Momentus 500GB 5400.6 HDD, yet a comment about incompatability with Lenovo's firmware http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148371 Will a 250GB, 320GB or 500GB Seagate Momentus Harddrive work with ThinkVantage Acvtive Protection System?  Have others upgraded their HDDs with any of these HDDs and had any issues with ThinkVantage Acvtive Protection System? TIA    

Answer:Upgrading HDD on T61 - Active Protection System

i just buy it from MSY stores in Australia, everyone of their drive works with the APS on Thinkpad, since i have got all the brand they sell.

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Does the Active Protection System protect a HDD in the UltraBay of the W520?  I have a 750GB WD Scorpio Black using the Ultrabay adapter from NewmodeUS.  This page says it protects Ultrabay drives in some T series ThinkPads, but doesn't mention the W series or W520 specifically.

Answer:Active Protection System for Ultrabay HDD's

It does. It even protects an HDD connected via eSATA.

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I'm looking for a small app that I can install to scan my system for malware.

I do not want "active protection" of any sort.

I don't want new entries appearing in my services configuration.
I don't want any new background processes.
I don't want email, boot sector, memory, etc protection.

I just want a scanner that runs when I tell it to and closes when I'm done.

They don't seem to make anti-virus software like this anymore. Every app I've come across has been loaded with garbage that clogs up your system. You can't even terminate most of these apps without uninstalling them. Not even AdAware works the way it used to.

I've tried AVG, Avast, Norton, NOD32, Kaspersky, and others whose names I've forgotten.

I use Anti-Malware now but that's it. I'm looking for a bona-fide virus scanner of the same sort, but maybe there aren't any?
 

Answer:AntiVirus Scanner without active protection?

ClamWin

Hope it helps
 

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