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Bad Win ME to worse WinXP?

Question: Bad Win ME to worse WinXP?

Hi,
I have a customer who has a Compaq 7151wma which is running a problem plagued version of Windows ME.

My customer has the “Windows XP version 2000 Upgrade” and I am thinking of either upgrading or repartitioning the hard drive, formatting and doing a new install.

I am relatively new at computers although I have upgraded a few computers to Windows 98SE and am somewhat familiar with partitioning and formatting.

I am currently doing computer repair for a living in a small town in Mexico. This customer is very well connected socially and my reputation is riding on this project going smoothly.

First when the box says “upgrade” I assume it means I can do a fresh install on a clean hard drive not just run over the existing OS, is this correct?

Second I know this was one of the first versions of XP to come out, is it worth using? Are there better versions out now that make it wiser to buy the new version rather than go through XX MB of upgrades?

Is there any proprietary software on the Compaq 7151 wma that will prevent me from having a successful install if I were to format the hard drive?

I have used the Windows XP upgrade advisor and it reports this.......

HARDWARE THAT IS INCOMPATIBLE OR MAY NEED ADDITIONAL FILES-

Hard disk controllers - USB Optical storage Device (not currently present)
USB to ATAPI Adapter (not currently present)

Network Adapters - Wan Miniport (ATW)

WDM Modem Enumerator - Intel 537 Data Fax V.90 Modem

SOFTWARE THAT DOES NOT SUPPORT WINDOWS XP

Digital Dashboard (in Control Panel) (I don’t even know what this is or what it is for.)

Intel 537 Data Fax V.90 Mode (in control Panel) (On the box the modem came in it says XP compatible)

Virus Scan (in control Panel)

SOFTWARE THAT MUST BE REINSTALLED -

McAfee VirusScan for Win9x. (Do I have to re-down load this program or can I burn it to a CD and reinstall it from there?)

SETTINGS THAT WILL NOT BE UPGRADED -

Network Connection Protocol NetBEUI (I have no idea what this is.

INCOMPATIBLE FACTORY INSTALLED PROGRAMS -

Compaq Easy Access Buttons (This would probably not be a big loss, I don’t recall them ever using it)

OTHER INFORMATION -

Windows detected a DVD movie player or decoder that may be incompatible. You may have to upgrade the decoder after setup completes. (Is this telling me that I have to buy another player or is it saying I will have to flash the chip or change the driver?)

So there is the current state of things, should I try the upgrade to XP? Another option would be to Install Win 98 SE of which I am very familiar, anything but Win ME.

Any assistance appreciated and I want to thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Sincerely,

Daniel

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Preferred Solution: Bad Win ME to worse WinXP?

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Answer: Bad Win ME to worse WinXP?

well you should probably ask the guy whether he wants it formatted or not but you should probbably uninstall ME, then install XP because Win ME has a lot of bugs
about 2 hours before i posted this i installed a backup of XP (from upgrade CD) and it only required me to put in the 98 CD for the time it needed to verify that i have an existing operating system, from there i had to replace "C:\Windows\System32\hal.dll" (copying from the Backup XP)
if you really prefer not having ME first just run the upgrade and it should prompt you for a Windows CD of previous Version

as for the errors they may or may not cause faults when you actually install XP but Drivers can always be a big issue with XP

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well, I managed to screw up my winxp reinstall in a big way. I'm very upset over it since its my sis-in-laws computer. Before, she could not access the internet, but at least she could boot up WinXP and play games, access her email and all of her programs on the desktop...now...nothing but the following popup error message:

Error: One of the files containing the system registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful

then the popup disappears and sends me to a blue screen (long) message starting with this:

A problem has been detected and windows bios has been shut down to prevent damage......

and ending with this:

Beginning physical memory dump...physical memory dump is complete.

to reference the earlier threads i've posted to get to this point, I started with this one: http://forums.techguy.org/security/462518-page-cannot-displayed-no-internet.html

then this one asking for a winxp installation guide: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/463615-there-step-step-guide-reinstalling.html

I tried to follow the guide but when I tried to boot up...there was no F11 response so I used F12 instead. I saw no restore function so while there, tried to look around...I must have pressed something wrong because when I exited, I ended up not being able to bring windows back up at all. The only thing I noticed that is different is that the boot sequence is now missing a 5th option, leaving it will 4 options. I dont ... Read more

Answer:went from bad to worse with winxp reinstall

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Answer:win7 worse internet connection than winxp?

i don't know...

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcd\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse & Worse. PLEASE. I cannot afford to bring it anywhere:( LOG INSIDE

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:guarantee handling - bad worse than worse

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

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

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


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

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

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

Jeremy
 

Answer:Boot problem, getting worse and worse

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

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

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

It's just you.

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

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

AMD Athalon XP @ 1.1 GHz
512MB PC2700 DDR-SDRAM
Windows XP Pro.
Radeon 9500 Pro. 128MB DDR

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

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

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

Thanks,
-X

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:verizondsl getting worse and worse speeds

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

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




The [H]orde needs You!
 

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

Answer:Need Help Computer Getting Worse And Worse!

Hello Krisso,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

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

Thanks,
tea

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I have Win XP running off a SATA RAID (Drive C), however I also have an IDE RAID (Drive D) which I setup using windows Disk Management. Now I wish to format Drive C to install a fresh copy of WinXP again. If I do this will the RAID i setup using windows on the IDE drives (Drive D) disappear? as this is where i want to put all the documents and files i wanna keep. HELP ME!

Answer:Will A Raid setup in winXP dissapper if WinXP Drive formatted???

Are you using hardware RAID or a form of software RAID?

If this is hardware RAID, it shouldn't mess with anything, be sure to add the drivers for both RAID controllers by pressing F6 during the beginning of setup to add mass storage controllers.

When you're selecting what partitions to blow away/format, check and double check what you're doing..... don't wanna blow away the partition on your IDE RAID by mistake. If you have any incling of making a mistake, back up your data to CD-R or DVD-R prior to rerunning setup.

If on the other hand you're running Software RAID controlled by windows, the disks will be lost because of software disk signatures.


Good Luck, feel free to email me if you want more detailed info!

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how to install winxp pro on a stripe dynamic disk created by winxp pro also?
thanks in advance =)

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Hey guys, your help and expertise will be greatly appreciated... I'm desperately
in need of assistance here...

Recently my comp is totally wrecked up, programs doesn't run like they ought to and
startup is a total havoc. My comp is also stuffed with alot of useless info and programs
and I think it is in serious need of reformatting. However I'm a total comp *****
in this and will need your CLEAR and CONCISE step-by-step explaination... sigh

This guy set up my comp for me bout 2 years ago and when he installed WinXP Pro,
i kinda remebered he ****ed up something regarding partitions. Think he made another
partition and thus my comp has been running on 2 partitions but actually only in
fact i'm utilising one... cuz its showed i only have 1 harddrive (c

So right now, i'm pondering how to totally delete EVERYHING from my comp... is tat
reformat of harddrives? I wanna wipe everything out from my comp, like its totally
cleaned and then starting from scratch, reinstall my WinXP Pro again... how can i
do that? And also considering my problem about partitions mentioned above, I would
wanna merge them together and fully utilise the 2 partitions as 1 after i reformat.
How can i do that? I really have no idea at all... I've tried searching for similar
topics but learned little from those replied suggestions.
 

Answer:How to Reformat my Hard-drive and install WinXP Pro again? I am currently using WinXP

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First go into Bios and find the boot menu make sure it is set to boot from Floppy first(if you have a floppy drive) then your cd rom then your Hard drive.

Put your windows Cd in your cd drive and save and exit from Bios.

1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Windows XP Setup.

Please note that during setup your computer will reboot. When it does you will be asked to press any key to boot from cd DO NOT press anything otherwise it will just start the setup again from scratch.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Is there any way to run a DOS program in WINXP. I have tried running with Win95 compatibility, but that doesn't seem to work. Now, I'm stuck installing Win98 on a brand new machine and it's a Compaq. They don't even have drivers for the on board stuff for 98 on the Compaq website. Basically, the customer has 3 machines, all with Win98. Their main program runs under DOS. They are getting a new computer, which is to be the server. The server originally comes with WinXP installed. Thus, since the 2 Windows 98 machines have to access the program off the WinXP server, then we run into problems with file sharing b/t Fat32 and NTFS systems. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dos application in WinXP - Also Networking Issue B/T Win98 and WinXP

For the windows 98 -> XP sharing, Enable simple file sharing.

Open any folder - Tools - Folder Options - View - Check "Use Simple File Sharing".

As for running a dos App in windows XP, you should be able to just fine. You can bring up a dos window by going to Start - Run - type 'cmd' without the '' and hit enter.
 

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?? i NEVER had WinXP Professional on this machine, i dont even possess it ... what can i do?
 

Answer:SFC /scannow wants me to insert WinXP Professional CD, but i got WinXP home ???

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I recently built a system (not exactly state-of-the-art) to replace the aging box I had been using for a few years. I got a mobo that would support a SATA hard drive so I could enjoy the faster access and high volume. I bought a 160Gb SATA drive and got a sealed OEM version of XP Pro from the internet. I put it all together and loaded the OS, activated it online and loaded up all the updates. I slaved the old hard drive and transferred all my data to the new drive and life was good for a couple of weeks. Three nights ago, I was at the computer and got the proverbial BSOD (blue screen of death). I shut down and attempted to reboot....at least 10 times with every option..no joy.

Enough history........here's the problem:

I have a legal copy of WinXP on a HD that won't load Windows and is slaved as a data-only drive. My emergency 60Gb backup drive (new master) has a copy of WinXP that is of "questionable origin" and that has never been activated officially that I got from a guy at work.
I want to "legalize" the current XP installation by booting from the legal XP CD and repairing the installation from the menu........Can I do this without losing data?? Or, is there a better way to get legal?
 

Answer:WinXP Pro bogus to WinXP legal without losing data

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Hello all,

I have a very old computer currently, and I'm going to get a new computer. My current computer is VERY fragile - as an example, about two years ago I added an additional stick of ram, and this somehow caused my winxp install to become corrupt, and I lost everything on my hard drive. I still have no back up of my files that are on the computer now.

In getting the new computer, It will have at least one extra hard drive that will be used to store backups.

Basically, I want to be able to transfer all my files from the old computer over to the new computer. The old one uses Winxp Home, and the new one will have Winxp Pro. (no, not Vista. Repeat - no Vista)

Will I just be able to plug in the new computer to my Linksys router that the old comp is connected to, and transfer over all the files from my old comp to store as a backup on my new comp? (and, what kind of things would I need to do to make this happen?) (my current computer is connected to the router for internet through the ethernet port, and the new comp would do the same thing)

I'm somewhat computer literate, but have NEVER networked anything together. Thanks!
 

Answer:Transfering files between 2 computers - WinXP Home to WinXP Pro

Here's a wizard way to enable file and printer sharing on XP machines.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2 or SP3) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (up to 15 minutes) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
 

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Hello,

I have a computer with hardware RAID and 2 SATA drives and WinXP Pro. It is working great. What I want to do is install WinXP Home on a separate drive, which is an IDE one. The idea is that the RAID drive(s) are used for my important office work, and the separate IDE drive is used for development work. I want to keep the two worlds separate, but having the drives visible to each other would be nice. Anyway, WinXP Pro was originally installed and then I booted up from the WinXP Home disk and installed it to the separate hard drive. No errors, all as expected, except... When I rebooted the system, the boot.ini file was not updated to give me access to the WinXP Home environment on the IDE drive. I've tried manually tweaking the boot.ini file, but to no avail. By adding a new OS line, the boot menu appears but I haven't been able to successfully boot the WinXP Home edition. I get a message saying that there is a problem in the configuration of the boot line. I know that there is an order for installing the oldest Win OS first, but does that apply within the same family (winxp home before winxp pro)? Help! Here is my original boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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Answer:Dual Boot: WinXP Pro & WinXP Home, 2 Disks

Try this for your boot.ini

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home" /fastdetect
 

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I'm having a heck of a time getting three systems to network consistently.

Previously I had a WinXP Pro desktop cabled to a Win2k Pro laptop and was able to get them to see each other over the connection but was never able to get the laptop to share the desktops internet connection, (DSL).

I've installed a wireless network and added another laptop running WinXP Home. All three systems can see the internet connection on the router.

None of these systems can see each other on the network. I get a message saying MSHOME is not accessible.

I don't believe there are any technical problems here, (although I will stand corrected if need be), just my lack of understanding of how networking these OS's works.

I need a good tutorial on networking that covers this mix of OS's. Can anyone help direct me to such a site?

Thanks ...weeG
 

Answer:Networking WinXP Pro, WinXP Home and Win2k Pro

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I know there is an option in WinXP to recover lost system files using the WinXP CD and choosing the upgrade option while installing. It has worked for me many a time. Is there a way to do it in a non booting WinXP....Here what I mean is an Xp which has got some files corrupted so badly that it wont boot.

Am just trying a new method for it. Will come up with it later. But for now can you people let me know if already there is a option to do that.

Answer:Repair install WinXP in a non Booting WinXP.

Did you try Disk Defragmenter?

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How do I merge winxp hotfixes so as to create a new winxp sp2 cd with all the hotfixes?

Thanks in advance

Answer:procedure for slipstreaming winxp hotfixes into winxp sp2 cd

Use nLite

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I was reloaded a valid copy of winxp pro sp3 onto the hdd from my friend's pc. I took out the hdd and find out i am now dual booting winxp pro. I get a /system32 file error. Says its missing. I will put exact wording soon. I cannot go any further. Also the winxp pro won't boot unless the hdd is plugged into the pc. Please any help would be greatly appreciated. )

The error message i receive is...

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt.
<Windows root> \system32\hal.dll
please re-install a copy of the above file
 

Answer:Loaded winxp pro onto different hdd now can't load winxp home on different hdd

Welcome to TSG!

So if I'm following, you took a hard drive from your friend's PC, installed it into your PC running XP Home as a 2nd drive, then installed XP Pro onto this drive.
Your friend's system won't boot, and your system offers the choice of XP Home and XP Pro. XP Home should still work, but XP Pro will fail if your friend's drive is not installed in your PC, correct?

Assuming your system had only one partition and one drive.
The files that start the OS are on your C drive, they were not installed onto your friend's hard drive.
This can be fixed, but XP Pro will see itself as being on drive D, not drive C
If the hardware is different, you'll need to do a repair install to get it to work though. Easier to just start over.
Your system should still boot to XP Home, but will have the choice for XP Pro. This just needs to be removed from the boot.ini file.
You best bet is to start over and do the XP Pro install with the drive installed in your friend's PC
To remove the XP Pro entry from your system (with your friend's drive NOT installed):
Click Start | Run, type msconfig, press Enter
Click the BOOT.INI tab
Click the Check All Boot Paths button
It should find the XP Pro line as invalid, and offer to remove it.
Click Yes.

HTH

Jerry
 

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Hello - I'm hoping someone can help me here...

(For info I'm running Windows XP SP2)

Problem 1) I've recently discovered that I hae Pipas.a virus which I can't seem to remove. I regularly run Spybot S&D and SE Adaware, also run Macafee Firewall and Virusscan and generally keep the PC spyware free. How can I go about removing Pipas.a?

Problem 2) Real player doesn't seem to want to stream anything anymore, saying 'Cannot detect Winsock - please remove old internet software and start again' - WMP streams OK but not Real Player. I've tried the 'netsh reset winsock cataogue' but the problem comes back, particularly when Mcafee tries to update and says the winsock is incorrect and attempts to load one for Windows 95!!

Problem 3) When trying to use the guided help on the Microsoft website to correct the Winsock error I get 'TCP/IP setting is incorrect'

Can anyone help - I'm tearing my hair out here!! Recently had a couple of viruses picked up and removed by Mcafee, also a couple removed by Spybot and when this happened it seems like I lost my previous System restore points...

Any help would be fantastic!

Paul

Answer:3 problems with my WinXP [Moved over from WinXP forum]

Paul, the fact that your pc was found positive for a virus, makes it imperative that we deal with this issue before anything else. Please follow the instructions of this thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...kthis-log.html, and post your resulting HJT log in this part of our forum: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

We'll deal with any remaining issues after you are deemed clean by the Security Experts.

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Having a major problem. Re-built a PC for someone:
*new*ECS M400 board
*new*512mb DDR
Kyro II 64mb vid-card
Western Digital 40gb HD
Lite-On DVD burner
32X CD-Rom
56k modem
AC97 onboard sound
1ghz Athlon

Went to boot up just to make sure everything worked and it would get to the XP slpash screen (with the blue staus bar). As soon as it tried to initialize the desktop/log-on screen it would shut down immediatley.

Booted from the WinXP cd to do a new install. Made it to the "ready to install" screen (options to press ENTER oto install, repair etc..). It dies immediatley if you press enter.

Removed the HD and placed it in another PC and did a quick format. Placed back into case, tried to install from the CD again...same result.

Apparently the boot sector on the HD remains as when I tried to boot up it said something to the effect of "NTDLSR.??? not found ctrl+alt+del to restart"

After all this I discovered that it (previous XP install) may have been infected with a form of the sasser virus (lsasse.exe errors). So do I need to do a full format, and could this be causing the shutdowns whenever it tried to boot originally and now when it tries to access the HD to do a fresh install?

Whew!! That was a mouthful!!

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer:PC shuts down at WinXP startup, can't reinstall WinXP

look to your bios settings. remember to disable cpc override, if given the option. if you truly think it's the hdd then download and run a utility that wipes the drive completely.
 

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Hello. Does anyone know if USB drivers written for Windows XP will work with Windows XP Embedded?
Thanks.
 

Answer:WinXP / WinXP Embedded USB Driver Interoperability

XP Embedded is supposedly a componentized version of Window XP. It's intended for OEM's developing an embedded computer, usually for some industrial or large commercial application, rather than your run-of-the-mill PC.
 

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I have a virus on my computer in which my Windows Defender warning pops up every few minutes I remove it and it keeps coming back. I am also getting lots of internet pop-up ads. Please help before I throw my lap top out of my window. I ran hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:44:47 PM, on 12/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
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Answer:Please help! It's getting worse

it is:
browser modifier: win32/fotomoto
 

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Ok my computer has been progressivly getting worse becuase before i wasnt able to enter my control panel becuase explorer would just crash. And now i started up my computer and restarted a couple of times and i cannot see my tool bar(the one with the start button) and my cousin is bringing my xp disk christmas.. what can i do in the meantime? oh and when i click my windows key it doesnt do anything.

Answer:it just got worse...

looks like a virus to me
what antivirus program are you using? and is it up to date?

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Question: Gotten Worse...

I know i posted about it a couple days ago with my computer going down the pooper. Well it was running real smooth untill recently. i had lots of disk drive space open now today it says i have 55.6GB of free space now i have a total of 74.5. I have been running virus protectors and spyware programs but its not working and there are icons showing up on my desktop that i cannot get rid of.... Do i have to re install windows or something? Sorry to ask again but i need help. Also i forgot to mention in my add remove programs there is a new program called search plug in and also micromedia flash player which im unfimiliar with and they are the biggest files in there.
 

Answer:Gotten Worse...

Please don't start a new thread for the same issue

If you are not getting any responses bump the original back to the top by simply posting to it...

here's the oiriginal... http://forums.techguy.org/t313054.html

closing this one

buck
 

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I just finished a download that had some pretty nasty side effects. I am getting a pop up saying "It is recommended to update you antispyware protection to prevent data loss. Please install the most up-to-date antispyware for you" then an ok button. This isn't the only one, there are about 2 or 3 that seem random, none of which seem encouraging at all. Please help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:48:46 PM, on 1/26/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.5657 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20935)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Unlocker\Un... Read more

Answer:pop ups and probably worse

Hi,Your system is severly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts. Actually, this doesn't suprise me at all.I notice that you never scanned with an Antivirus previously before starting this thread - because you don't even have an Antivirus installed!This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.That's why I want you to install one first!!* Please install Avira Antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/This is a free Antivirus.Perform a full scan with Avira and let it delete everything it i... Read more

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please help-got a new laptop trying to use the wi fi.there is no wireless connection icon any where.maybe there no driver,im guessing. do i need to use the disc that came with my router.my other laptop works fine.maybe i need to use another keycode,i dont know please help.thanks

Answer:from bad to worse

I think you're already running a thread on this: click herePlease don't double-post.

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I have been workin on this for several days now and I am at my wits end. I am attaching my Bitdefender log and an HJT log. I have followed all of the instructions in the "Before Posting" page. And should tell you the following. My Add/Remove programs hasn't worked in years so when necessary I use the free trials downloadable from various places.
When I try and run Microsoft Windows Defender it says I need to perform an upgrade, and will not open.
I tried running Pandascan this morning and waited for over two hours and it never did complete downloading.
As I mentioned, I am at my wits end and believe it's time for some help.
Thanks
 

Answer:The more I try the worse it gets! I need Help!

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

You did not attach your HJT log. Make sure you follow all instructions in step 7 properly and then attach your HJT log.

You should look at your Bitdefender log (change the .txt to .html and then double click on it and you can see it in your browser) You need to delete those items it is pointing out in your email.

Is your copy of Windows licensed to you and has it been activated with Microsoft?

What happens when you try to use Add/Remove programs? Be specific.
 

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 Can anyone help??? It all started when I installed a new game (well new for my old PC) the other day, when ever I tried to load it, once it got past the intro video it just returned to the desktop, most of the time, it did occasionally work. So I went to look on the web for advice and was told to update my sound and video drivers. My PC is an old PII 350 with windows 98. I went to ATI and downloaded what it said was the latest driver for my card, now when the game does play the colours are all wrong and blocky (I have also updated direct X above the one the game needs). So I tried a sligthly older driver, which was even worse, so I put the newer one back on. To add to this the company who made my sound card (Aureal) have gone out of business, so don't give drivers now. I have found on another page what was supposed to the the latest driver they did release, but when I load the diagnostic tool on my computer (some sort of direct X thing) when I test the sound, it says there is a fault there too. It seems that what ever I try to do, the thing just gets worse, I am starting to think about getting another PC, but when it works, it does everything I need. Does anyone have and advice how I should try and fix all this? Thanks James

Answer:It just keeps getting worse

Did you simply overwrite the videocard drivers? If yes, you may wish to thoroughly clean your computer by uninstalling them and running a program such Advanced System Optimizer V2 or Advanced Uninstaller Pro 2004 There is also a useful tool that removes drivers for you.. I'll get back to you on that once I recall the name. Even though your soundcard manufacturer has gone out of business, use Google to search for drivers. There is quite a high chance of still finding them.As for DirectX, see to it that you have the latest version from Mirosoft.Buying a new PC will not solve your problems. It is not the PC's fault, it is the users fault. Your problems will just start anew if you donot know what you're doing.

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Hi, I have been using PC tools for the last couple of years with no bother. However, when I wanted to put it on my laptop I lost the ability to access the internet. They told me (eventuallY) to reboot using my windows XP home edition disc. having done that I was initially able to access the internet, but I could not open links or download any thing, and now explorer won't open at all, I just get error reporting. Things have gone from bad to worse and I need some help.Thanks

Answer:going from bad to worse

sorry - spyware doctor

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Just a curiosity question. I found an old AMD K6 chip in a scrap computer.
I would like to know if it is better/faster than my "Cyrix Instead" with MMX?
Both I think are 266's and socket 7.......

It's for my first PC that is now used for solitaire and surfing the net...

And what steps, if any, should I do to swap them, if the K-6 turns out better?
 

Answer:Better/Worse? Two old CPU's for old PC..

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Sorry to be such a bother but this problem is driving me bonkers!
Every turn develops into a new drama-here's the situation so far-

(1.) When I go to click on a program (any program) my computer either immediately or soon afterwards pops up a window that says "program error-process has already been exited-has generated errors and will be closed by windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created." Of course restarting the process only sends me in circles-the same thing continues to happen-sometimes, obviously, I'm able to start the program but usually during the course of operation the "program error" window pops up and it's back to musical chairs again!
My system is, O/S Windows 2000 Pro, P4-1.6GHz 400MHz/P4FAN (P4-1600AR), Motherboard-D850MVL -MB Intel D850MV w/LAN, Rambus 256MB (2).

(2.) Now if I didn't already have enough problems I've apparently been infected with the Fortnight.E virus-it gets worse, in turn, I infected my ex-wife with the virus via an email (well, I'm sure you can imagine my situation-it would be better to have my nipples dipped in honey and dangled over a pool of hungry piranhas-she's pissed! Of course, the fact that the virus installed porno weblinks into her favorite file made matters even more unbearable-you'd think she was a nun or something! At any rate,
I have run a Panda On-Line AV-Scan-several Norton AV scans-SpyBot, Ad-Aware and SpySweeper-nothing works!
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Answer:Sos....from Bad 2 Worse!

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i now cannot access my e-mail since doing an update every time i click on the e-mail icon nothing happens its just blank, nutty norm again

Answer:its seems to get worse

What email icon?????????????

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Question: Getting worse

I followed your advise to rid my computer of a BHO and virus (red circle w/white X in system tray). Now my computer takes 20 minutes to boot, asks what mode to load in, (safe, normal, MS-DOS, etc), and only loads in 640 x 480 video. I've also lost the printer driver.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:49:56 PM, on 12/12/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAAB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
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Answer:Getting worse

hi, welcome to TSG.
you don't appear to have a firewall, even if you have a router you still need
a software frewall, downlaod the one from the link below!
Filseclab Personal Firewall Professional Edition

http://www.filseclab.com/eng/download/downloads.htm

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=92710
Download the pocket killbox

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/killbox.php
Download A2

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

update A2 and run a full scan.
*Download Cleanup from Here

http://www.stevengould.org/software/cleanup/download.html

* A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
* On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
* Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
* Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
* A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
* Click OK
* run cleanup

have hijack this fix these entries. close all browsers and programmes before
clicking FIX.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
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Question: It's worse

my computer has been acting up for awhile running really slow, but now it's started this trick of adjusting the screen every little bit. It either moves up or down. It changes the sizes of the window as well. Then i noticed down at the bottom in the task bar, a button appears for just a second with a little icon in it. Then it disappears before i can do anything. Now, my email has started bouncing and i can't get outlook express to connect. Also, i was kicked off yahoo messenger and then all i could get was page cannot be displayed on even my home page. Here is my HJT log. I would appreciate your help.

Demi

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:01:23 AM, on 3/1/2006
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\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sistray.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:It's worse

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I tried to run a payment on a website and the submit button did nothing but make the cursor blink which it still is.  I looked under inspect Element and there was a JS file that downloaded.  I looked at it and it looked fishy.  I tried to run the normal cleaning techniques (ADW Cleaner, JRT, RKiill etc) and they all returned a messagge. "the service cannot accept control messages at this time "
 
It is slowly getting worse by the minute so I am not sure that this will even get to someone in tim,e cause I know u guys are backed up but if possible I dont know what to do I tried to use msconfig.exe , and the search functions to get safe mode to work but I just get either nothing happening or the same message.  I am afraid that if I turn off the computer to shift into safe mode that it will loack up..  Any helop would be appreciated.

Answer:I have something bad going on and ts getting worse byt the second

Sorry, but it seems that your pc is infected with a virus or malware which is going to take some more work and a deeper look. No sense running a bunch of tools here.Please follow this Preparation Guide, post in a new topic and include a link to this thread.Let me know if all went well.

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I've been trying to fix this computer for several days now, and it keeps getting worse instead of better

I know from my Ad-Aware scans that it has coolwebsearch on it, but CWShredder doesnt find anything wrong when I run it. ad-Aware does and keeps fixing it, but it's back within seconds. I've also run spybot search, about buster, and pest patrol. My HJT logs are getting worse, not better.

I would be much obliged if someone could help me; I can't figure out what else to do.
Thanks!
-Vanessa

Here is my HJT log, let me know what if anything else will help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:41:07 PM, on 2/4/2005
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
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Answer:It's Getting Worse....

I downloaded the newer version of HJT...new log file is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:13:41 AM, on 2/5/2005
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iety.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msbo32.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\ness\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 9 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

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Question: From Bad to Worse

Hello to all the experts here at Bleeping Computers.

I was in the process of following your steps from the "Preparation Guide" when my computer decided to crash big time.
Initially I had my homepage hijacked by something called start.search.us. That by itself didn't seem to be a big deal. I was proceeding through the steps and made it to step 8 (Create a GMER Log). Approximately 5 minutes into the scan my entire screen went all screwy. It looked like the GMER scan program filled the screen and scrambled itself.

Now my computer won't work at all. After a restart, the computer locks up on the black screen with the green progress bar (Microsoft Corp underneath). I tried a safe mode reboot but it stops loading at the following line of text, "Windows\System32\Drivers\avgidshx.sys" This was the same line of text that was being scanned during the GMER scan.

After another restart (so many I lost count) my computer reads the following, "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:...." Several options are listed but even after inserting the original operating disc to repair, I can't get past the green progress bar thing.

Help!!! I'm moments away from turning this laptop into a very unaerodynamic flying brick.

(I'm typing this on my wife's Macbook, in case anyone was wondering how I could post)

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I've had 10 for a few months now. During that time I've had several automatic updates. Most have been unnoticeable, a few others were anti productive. The first and the last (two days ago) have been horrible. When I first downloaded 10 I immediately lost my CD/DVD drive. No matter where I look my computer can't find the old one. It also disabled sound from anything I recorded. The latest update is making me log in if I leave the computer for more than a couple of minutes. It also makes me wait before the log in window pops up. I'm beginning to think that switching from 8 to 10 was not a good decision.

Answer:Just when you think it can't be worse!

Would you consider doing an in-place upgrade install, also known as Repair install ?
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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I've had 10 for a few months now. During that time I've had several automatic updates. Most have been unnoticeable, a few others were anti productive. The first and the last (two days ago) have been horrible. When I first downloaded 10 I immediately lost my CD/DVD drive. No matter where I look my computer can't find the old one. It also disabled sound from anything I recorded. The latest update is making me log in if I leave the computer for more than a couple of minutes. It also makes me wait before the log in window pops up. I'm beginning to think that switching from 8 to 10 was not a good decision.

Answer:Just when you think it can't be worse!

Would you consider doing an in-place upgrade install, also known as Repair install ?
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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Hey all.
I am loaded with popups. I went through all my prelim scans, booted safe mode, all that jazz. I didn't notice anything for about three minutes, then it all came back. If anything, they just seem to be getting worse. Anyway, here's my log, thank you much for your time.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:43:05 PM, on 11/27/2004
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:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Tablet.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mllcrap.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsxsvc\wsxsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmss\vmss.exe
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Answer:Keeps getting worse.

Hi
You will need to get rid of the Peper Trojan first so run the PeperFix from my list..

After that
Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Then....
Turn off your System Restore SEE HERE Reinstate it when your log is cleaned and then create a new restore point.Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix all the following items by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked".
Folders that have been highlighted RED in the log will need to be uninstalled.Check first as some folders maybe uninstalled via the Add/Remove program. Files highlighted in BLACK in the log will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please post a new log when finished...

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchBar.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {016235BE-59D4-4CEB-ADD5-E2378282A1D9} - C:\Program Files\CxtPls\cxtpls.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Band Class - {C5183ABC-EB6E-4E05-B8C9-500A16B6CF94} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [W7ABA] c:\documents and settings\... Read more

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Hello, I never write posts to ask questions when it comes computers, but this time I saw myself having to do so.
I have had many problems recently, and it just got to the point where stuff just doesnt work anymore.
I upgraded to Win 10 about 10 days after its launch. I loved it. I had that often problem everyone had but I could solve it.
About 20 days ago, everything worked greatly. Then, I don't remember what exactly happened, but all of a sudden I couldn't access the Groove Music App. Then I realized I couldnt open any other Windows built in apps, not even store worked. However, Edge and apps like calendar for some reason do work. So in an attempt to repair this, I messed up the Appdata folders's permissions. I had recently installed this context menu button when I right clicked, that let me take ownership of a folder, so I took the ownership "administrators."
Then, the hidden items check box in the View Tab on Explorer suddenly unchecked itself when I checked it. I looked up online and there it said it had to do with the Administrator account, but hell, I am the admin account on my PC, so this just didnt make sense. Then I read a simple reboot would help, so I rebooted and it was fixed.
This is where I mention my recent installs. Around the time, I installed this now piece of software on my pc, and this software was Bit defender Total Security. I had replaced my previous antivirus, Avast Internet Security, with this. Now, I highly doubt this program contributed to this in ... Read more

Answer:Help! My pc is getting worse

That last part went wrong somehow, here are the links:
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10-windowsstore/store-not-opening-in-windows-10-this-app-cant-open/c0de1565-9c33-4604-a1cd-b4ce18b72117?page=2&auth=1
10-windowsstore/windows-10-app-store-will-not-run-cannt-add-a-user/682d6bd8-39ae-4ee4-b0fc-c19027b44552?rtAction=1444233209744&auth=1
storeandappswontopenreregistering/
1-windowsstore/windows-store-app-not-opening-in-windows-81/9882357f-ae86-4e4d-ba37-209aa960063c

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Is a 635 slower than a 640? Is the camera worse? Is there less internal memory? What are the differences?

Answer:How much worse is a 635 than a 640?

Here's the differences compared to the 640...
The 635...
...has half the RAM, which meant Facebook and Messenger refused to run in my case on W10M, multitasking is less smooth and whatnot. But it works for the basics.
HOWEVER, there are some 635's that have 1 GB of RAM, matching the 640.
...is not supported currently so you won't be getting Windows 10 Mobile easily, although some 635's have indeed been getting it with little effort oddly enough.
...has an inferior, lower-resolution 5 MP camera with no LED flash. (the 640 has a flash and an 8 MP shooter)
...is smaller than the 640.
...does not have a proximity sensor.
...does not have double-tap to wake or Glance.
...has a smaller and lower-resolution display.
...has a smaller battery.
Although the 635 and 640 share the same Snapdragon 400 processor and 8 GB of storage + microSD.
The 640 is the better all-around phone but I your needs are very basic and the 635 is significantly cheaper then the 635 may make sense.

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dear all, any softwares that can fix this...

3 men go into a hotel for the night. The clerk informs them that it's $30 for the room, so they each take out a $10 bill to pay for the room. So far they paid $30, correct? You with me so far? Good.

A few moment after the men went up to the room, the manager reminds the clerk that there was a special promotion that night, and that the room was only $25. So the clerk gives the bell boy five dollars to bring back to the men. On his way up to the room, the bell boy says. "Hey, I'm not stupid, I'll give each of the man a dollar back and keep two for myself, $5 right, 30-5=25.

Well, since the bell boy gave each man a dollar back, that means each man only paid $9, correct?

Well, the last time I checked, 9x3=27, plus the 2 that the bell boy took makes 29, what happened to the other dollar??????

[This message has been edited by kokaik (edited 07-03-2000).]
 

Answer:the more you think, the worse it gets

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my topic is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134217/virus-and-rootkits/ and it has been a couple days since a reply, and i was told not to reply again until i get a reply from someone to help me. but my computer is now losing the whole task bar whenever i close anything...i can bring up the task manager and see everything there, and i can ALT+TAB between programs and they will come up, but when i press the windows button will not bring up the start menu. the HJT log is in that other topic. thank you for looking

Answer:I Think My Pc Is Getting Worse

Hi dizz15,I know it's frustrating, but please be patient. It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible.If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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new note pad mesgwhen I boot up.
[.ShellClassInfo]
[email protected]%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,-21787

I get this on start up and firefox is giving me an error

Well, this is embarrassing.

Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page
Can any one help me out?

Thank you so much
 

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Hi,

I just wanted to start by saying a very big thankyou to all of you that help people on this forum. It is very generous of you and it is appreciated.

I have been infected by this fake security application that says "Windows Security has found critical process activity on your system". It keeps redirecting our web searches. In safe mode I have ran malware bytes, super anti spyware and created a hijack this log all before finding this forum. Both these scans found problems initially however upon following the instructions of this forum no more were found. I tightened up my zonealarm resetting it to default and searching programs that try to run as they popped up, mshta.exe was one of the programs.

I have followed the instruction on this web site to the best of my knowledge and i will attach the logs of the various scans. All scans went well except for the combo fix scan that ran through to stage 50, flashed a page suggesting it was deleting files and then restarted my computer. I repeated it with the same result.

I now have a message that says "SQL Server could not find the default instance (MSSQLSERVER) - please specify the name of an existing instance on the invocation of sqlservr.exe." whenever i start my computer and it takes a long time before all the applications are loaded and ready to be accessed. It seems to run faster if the internet is turned off?

I am posting this from another computer.


Here are the logs - Thankyou for yo... Read more

Answer:Please Help, its getting worse

I am not seeing much in the way of malware on your system. Let's do this and see where you are after:

Download The Avenger by Swandog469, and save it to your Desktop.

* Extract+ avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:




R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:50370
O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {FE063DB1-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {FE063DB9-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C} - (no file)
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present --Unless you set this.
O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present --Unless you set this.Click to expand...

After clicking Fix, exit HJT.

* Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
* -Do not change any check box options!!
* Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it into the Input script here: part of the window:



Files to delete:
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\At1.job
C:\WINDOWS\Ta... Read more

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Like all AOL software, I'm wondering if the new AIM version is worse than the previous. Has anyone tried it yet?

It seems to have a lot of the features that AIM mods have introduced. I use DeadAIM myself, and have loved it for years. I tend to like things minimal. I've tried GAIM and Trillian, but I only use AIM, and GAIM messes up direct connections and profiles. I've tried AIMutation (sp?) and didn't like it much either.

What do you guys think?
 

Answer:AIM 6: worse because it's new?

i like it, but alot of people don't.
you just have to tweak it to the way you want it.
 

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Question: Bad to Worse.

Hi all,  So not only does the Control Panel on my T520's nVidia card fail to work, but safe mode doesn't either. It gets stuck in a reboot loop for memory reasons. Using last known boot configuration I can get it to boot normally but the networking cards/drivers don't work. They are detected in Windows 7 but ipconfig only gives the Tunneling adapters.  Any ideas? Or should I just send it in for servicing?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Bad to Worse.

Hi kingofthering
 
If you need to use the machine temporary or to ensure your Nvidia GPU is defect, you could change the graphics settings in the BIOS to Integrated Graphics.
 
If you are not technical savvy or / and wish to save the hassle, it's probably good to send it in for servicing.
Have a nice day!
Peter
W520 (4284-A99)
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http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/General-Discussion/Dol?by-Home-Theater-v4-for-most-Lenovo-Laptops/td-p/6...
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Slate-Tablets/?IdeaPad-Tablet-Sound-Enhancement-Thread/td-p/7150

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Question: Bad to Worse

Friends,

It appears my browser (IE/XPpro non-sp2) has been hijacked - at boot time I get an IE page that advertises WinAnti-Virus and demands I purchase. I can close the window and continue, but there are 37 processes running and the drive is constantly active, where an identical box has 28 processes running. I have downloaded (but not run) all the software you recommend, but apparently nudged the wrong bad actor and now the system won't boot at all. I have backed up some data, but don't want to loose everything if I can help it. I don't know how to use command line recovery and I can't remember the Admin password to use it anyway.

This happened once before and I let the system just run and reboot itself and after about 4 hours it was successful. I have about 4 hours on it now and no luck. I will let it run all night to be sure it doesn't heal itself.

If I reload XP, will all my data still be there?

Things started to go south about 2months ago when McAfee found Vundo and couldn't seem to kill it off.....

thanks, GearHead.
 

Answer:Bad to Worse

Hi GearHead,

Check out this link and try the removal tool from Symantec.

READ ME: Virtumundo Problems/Resolution Threads

Should that fail, I would suggest following the steps here:

READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Best luck
PP
 

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Question: bad to worse

Now I'm getting a little spooked.First it was just some irritating re-directs from Google searchers.Then multiple windows began propagating, sometimes blaring music, voices, phone sounds.Then, trying to work my way through the instructions in the preparation guide, I discovered that attempting to run the gmer.exe crashed me, locked up the processor, prevented me to restarting, the whole thing.Now, my touchpad has stopped responding. I uninstalled and restarted to replace the driver, but no effect. I am having to use a USB mouse, which works OK, but has not improved the touchpad.What's next?!Just curious. A question, for those of you who have experience with this forum--how long does it usually take to get help? Should I assume that all topics are addressed eventually, as folks find time? If I have failed to supply some bit of information, or violated some etiquette, I'd rather know, make my amends and start over that wait on the sidelines longer than necessary.Or should I just throw this piece-of-crap netbook out the window and get a real machine?

Answer:bad to worse

Hello pfosinger,It's hard to say how long it will take for a topic to get picked up. I know how frustrating it is when your computer isn't working properly. Let me assure you that your topic isn't lost, forgotten, or ignored. We work with hundreds of logs every day, so we have devised a means of seeing only those topics that don't have responses yet. At the moment, we have nearly 300 unanswered topics, the oldest dated Aug. 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm Eastern Daylight Savings time in the U.S.A. Your log topic is dated Aug. 30 2010 at 10:00 pm using the same time zone.Our volunteer MRT team members have various levels of expertise and training, so while we try to take the oldest DDS/HJT logs, it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us would want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.Please be patient. It may take a few more days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.Orange ... Read more

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Hi. I hate to be a nooge, but I posted a problem I had a week ago with a single search term being redirected in Google -- only that one search term was redirected. That much has stayed constant -- I've been using Google all week and only that one search term is redirected. My post has dropped down to page 12 and I think it's pretty much off the grid by now.Tonight I tried to run Hostsman to update my Hosts file and Avast! immediately put up the Warning notice that:12/2/2009 11:40:42 PM SYSTEM 2016 Sign of "Win32:Delf-MZG [Trj]" has been found in "C:\Program Files\HostsMan\hm.exe" file.I quarantined the file, but now I'm very concerned. When it was just the one redirect it was interesting, but this has me a bit panicked.I've copied last week's post here.Can anyone help?EDIT: Okay, it looks like Avast! may be reporting false positives right now with virus database 091203-0, the one I'm using right now, according to what I read in the various forums. I'll keep a good thought, anyway.But my redirect problem IS still there, and I'd like to get to the bottom of it, if anyone can help. Thanks!Hello again -- I was here with a severe problem about a year ago. It took several weeks, and a lot of help, but I got cleaned.I also learned a few things. I have since installed the NoScript and Cookie Whitelist addons to Firefox, I installed the free version of ZoneAlarm, and I installed a Hosts file manage... Read more

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Question: Bad to worse

I posted a previous problem in regards to my computer shutting down at random and suspect virus. It seems things have gone from bad to worse in rapid time. I have lost internet connection, I open a program "regedit" and it closes, same with "msconfig" I cannot boot in safe mode. Suddenly all that was in my "connections" are completely gone, that folder is now blank. I know in the past I have tested your patience here but am throwing myself at your mercy once more. Sorry if this should have been posted with my previous question but I am unsure as to how protocol is.

btw forgot to give the basics.
Winxp
Medion computer.
should be current on updates.
again tia.
 

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Question: It could be worse

I come to this forum and read all the time in search of knowledge . With the reading and help of the fine people here I have fixed many problems . Some posts I have read complain about a program taking a minute to start up . Some complain about a slow boot up . Well when I said it could be worse I found one that couldn't be . Uncle brought his PC out to me to see iffin I could make it work for him . HP Pailion with 128 ram and XP Home . Hooked it up to my monitor and turned it on . One hour and 15 minutes later I could finally do something . First thing I attempted to do was run defrag . It took 15 minutes for the menue to work enough to let me click on defrag and another 29 minutes to open defrag . Now I have it open and click on derag to run , 7 hours later it finished . Pc Was still slow . A bit better but not much . Started to empty temp folders . One temp folder took 15 minutes to empty . Emptied all the temp folders and the history then deleated some programs . Only deleted 3 small programs but with them and the temp folders I regained 17 gigs of hard drive . Did another defrag and this time it went much faster . Then I started on malware and viruses . Did the ususal scans I learned from here and took a bunch of them out . Got to the point that the PC was healthy again . Took out the 128 megs of ram and replaced it with 512 which is the max for this HP . Now it is running very smooth and probably as fast as it ever will . So when you think you are running slow do t... Read more

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Hi,
I made a post about my windows 7 explorer crashing, it seem to only happen when I move files from my internal to my external hard drive. it was still happening, nothing i tried fixed it.but NOW its gotten worse. Its crashing on a loop...every single second.this happens as SOON as I SIGN ON...in seconds it crashing and looping
and I cannot do a thing but use my internet...I get a message that tells me my program
fences (stardock program) has detected that there is problem with 7, and it disables itself, Then windows7 explorer crashes. sends info. then restarts...If I start a video or a program before it closes (which is seconds) then it will run. I have been up for HOURS trying to get this solved. I have NO clue what is going on. I ran Anti-Spyware free edition, found 8 harmful things, had them deleted. I also ran my microsoft essentials...BEFORE that..and it Finds nothing...it NEVER does. but anti does...that confuses me.

SO what is going on? what do I do? PLEASE anyone, I am computer illiterate...
I have windows 7 (genuine)
32bit home premium.
I was tryng to get the rest of the info. but I can't as the explorer is completely locked up as I type this...please help I am so frustrated, I want to make Bill Gates come fix my computer lol...who has his number!?
ASLO! After it crashes and re-opens it keeps bringing up the c drive file location library? every single time, so now i have a list of these file locations open...also I JUST get a message saying that my firewall is... Read more

Answer:Oh no its worse! Help!

Can you get into Safe mode instead? If so, does it happen in safe mode?
Safe Mode

EdiT:--------------------------------------
Do you have a system restore point you can revert to?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/700-system-restore.html

Oops sorry just read last line of your post.

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Help. Internet explorer keeps freezing on me and when it does, I can't shut down iexplore.exe in the processes. I have a feeling this part of a larger problem since I've had a lot of problems with Vista Home Premiere since I bought this PC a few months ago.
I've run virus scans with both AVG and PC Tools. And scanned for malware with Adaware. (my windows defender will not update.) I just installed hijack this and when I run it, I get 2 error screens before the log.

The first error reads "For some reason your system denied access to the hosts file. If any highjacked domains are in this file, Highjack this may NOT be able to fix this"

The second error reads "An unexpected error has occurred at procedure:ModMain_CheckOther1Item()Error#75-path/file access error

Then I get my log file. Also, I don't know if it is related but I tried to download and install Mozilla Firefox yesterday and I kept receiving an error message saying it could not install.

Here is the log file from Highjack this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:58:25 AM, on 2/21/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Hello everyone,

This is probably the very 1st time i have ever needed assistance this badly with malware removal...My spyware doctor picks up that i have a trojan called Trojan.Spambot, the file that it is in is called Rpcrt3.Dll, it is found in all of my Sv_chost prossesses as well, i have done safe mode, tried disabling everything that is Sv_chost related and i still cant delete this file...To my understanding what the trojan does is take up bandwidth and send spam e-mails....so the is not really a way for me to live with it, as i have tried, i would greatly appreciate any useful feedback...Thank you

Answer:Worse Trojan I Have Had

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.) If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.comWhen you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day. Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An... Read more

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I'm pretty sure my Toshiba Satellite laptop (Windows XP, has Spybot and Symantec AV) has been hijacked by some hidden malware. It has started wreaking havoc on it. First it was keeping my internet uploading and downloading in the background. And now it won't allow my firewall to startup or give me access to the web through any browser.
I know other apps can access the web because I've updated Spybot and Symantec to try to clean this mess, but that has only partially helped.
The following is my Hijack this log. I'm hoping you can point my in the right direction on how to clean this. Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you
Wizard Raz, Miami, Florida

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:00 PM, on 12/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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Answer:Hijacked and getting worse

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I pretty much summed it up in the questionnaire. I'm trying to save my dad's notebook from layers and layers of browse hijackers, adwares and maybe something even worse, I don't know.

Hopefully you guys can show me the right tools and instructions for the job.
Thank you in advance!
 

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Got a PC here that the lights on the MOBO come on, when you hit the power button, it clicks like it should, the green light comes on, but when you release the button, it goes back off. Initially I thought this was a PSU problem, but now I'm thinking maybe the power switch itself.

Answer:PSU, switch, or worse

Check the front panel header, to make sure the power switch wire is connected properly.

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A very interesting article on whether anti-virus software is getting worse in detection of both new and known threats.
What do you think?

Is anti-virus software getting worse at detecting both known and new threats?

Earlier this week, Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of security awareness training company KnowBe4, looked at the data published by the Virus Bulletin, a site that tracks anti-virus detection rates. And the numbers didn't look good.

Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, he said, while detection rates for zero-days dropped in a big way - from an average of 80 percent down to 70 percent or lower.

"If the industry as a whole is dropping 10 to 15 points in proactive protection, that's really bad," he said. "Anti-virus isn't exactly deal, but it sure smells funny."

According to Sjouwerman, the Virus Bulletin is the industry's premier testing site. The tests are comprehensive, and consistent from year to year, so that a historical comparison is valid.

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Several major vendors aren't included in these statistics, he said, because they declined to participate -- and implied that there might be a reason for that.

What's happening is that current anti-virus vendors aren't able to keep up with the attackers, he said, who can generate new malware on the fly.

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Hi there! While I've been lurking here in the shadows learning from all of you, a nasty virus has decended upon my computer. It's the dreaded FBI virus, even though the pictures do not look exactly like the ones posted on this site, it's a moneygram, pay up or this will stay on your computer forever virus.

So I did some research here on what to do, but it's getting worse. Here are the steps I've taken:

Using Windows 7, Premium Home edition
Boot in safe mode with networking.
Downloaded Rkill and ran it.
Downloaded emsisoft antimal and ran it.
It quarantined 7 threats - 6 high risk, 1 medium risk.
I selected for it to quarantine, but it gave me a message that there was an error and it could not quarantine 3 of the files.
I tried to delete the items out of the recycle bin and it gave me the message that my recycle bin was corrupt.
I was trying to figure out what to do next when the white FBI screen took over in safe mode.
I rebooted in safe mode again, and every time, the FBI screen appears.
I'm also getting the message that emsisoft has encountered an error and it cannot load.

Please help. I'm at my wits end.

Answer:FBI Virus - getting worse!

Can you boot into safemode with networking?

Do not run any other tools when you are being assisted.

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while surfing, with no real site preference I started getting this and it is getting worse.. now there are some sites that only open to this even after multiple tries..
any ideas.

I think I attached a file
 

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Sorry to make another thread... but I think my computer is seriously in trouble. Everytime I click on my documents folder.. my computer refreshes itself and closes everything. So now, I cant even access my documents. I ran every scan possible and nothing is working. What's there left for me to do?
 

Answer:My problem got worse..

You need to reply to this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/774556-spyware-keeps-coming-back-log.html where you are being helped.

Please do not start new threads for the same problem.
 

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I attempted to flash my mainboard, used the wrong model. (I have a pcchip m935, it was either the G series or the DLU, found out the hard way that its the DLU) It was a 50/50 chance, I picked the wrong 50! Now I have to send my board in to the manufacturer to fix (only $25). But in the mean time I went ahead and upgraded myself to a faster better board that should be here by Friday! Plus more memory. But, I was also told that my p4 may have problems too! One good thing about that, it is still under warrenty. New machine should be done in 1 month.
 

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My wife was on pintrest this morning and an alarm went off and a pop up came up saying our IP server was hacked and something about drivers, to call a phone # for Microsoft support. she called gave over control to the computer to the women on the phone. My wife was informed we had 2000 threats that we should take it to a Microsoft store where they will send it out for 400 $ or she can fix it on line for 2oo$. How bad of trouble am I in ? Thanks John
 

Answer:Help I maybe hacked or worse

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Question: Worse Virus EVER!

I am running Vista on my HP Pavilion e9150t and got a bad virus. I logged onto my computer and all my picture files are there and I can access them, however, when I go to save them onto thumb drive etc. everything is shut down. My internet is wiped out, as well as my Dvd drive. It will not let me open or send anything to my thumb drive, external hard drive or bluetooth. I can still use my camera cards though.

My Avast has been shut down and so has my security center. It wiped out Spybot and hackthis, Malebytes still scans (unsuccessfully). It will not let me boot in Safe Mode of any find. Firewall is shut down too.

This is one of the several error messages I get. "the dependency service or group failed to start"

I back-up my files once a month, but have about 100 pictures that have not been backed up and I have to try to save them. Please help!
UPDATE: Malware bytes completed a scan and this time found 2. They are Malware.Generic (file) and Disabled.Cryptsvc (Registry Data)
 

Answer:Worse Virus EVER!

You'd be best posting this under the Security & HJT section mate. Use "Report" at the bottom of your message and somebody will move it for you.
 

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hey all, I believe my house could qualify to be in the most stone-age technology section in the world. I'm suprised I can get electricity for christ sake. The BEST I have ever seen out of 4 modems out of this house ever was a v.34 28.8 connection that is highly unreliable and can cripple anything but Lucent chipsets to be unusable. I go down the road (buddy's house) dial up into MY ISP just to be sure, and I get a 43+k connection out from there, which I'd say is about 1/4 mile away if that. I don't understand why my phone lines are so god awful that I cannot get even better then a 28.8kbps connection from this shithole. Is there ANYTHING I can do (like yelling at the phone company for something) to improve my phone lines... I know its not internal to my house either because I have taken a box outside and plugged it directly into the phone line and still only get 28.8k.

DSL - NONE (live too far from CO)
Cable - NONE (my street doesn't get even cable TV!)
satellite is absolutely not an option, ping times of 1900+ are unacceptable obviously.

okay, I think I'm done ranting. So, any advise?
 

Answer:I don't think anyone has a worse connection then me!

Pray for cable?
 

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I am having a problem with the Laptop An hp g7-2269. it does not boot up with the battery in and it will not charge the battery. It will however boot up and be fully functional if i remove the battery and plug in ac adapter. i can however replace the battery when it is running and it runs fine but still doesnt charge. uefi diagnostics battery test freezes when i try to run it so i get no information there. and the hp software battery tells me nothing either it just says that the battery or the charging adapter could be bad or to take in to see a hp specialist. my question then is can it be possible that its just a bad battery?

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Ok I have several computers the one I am having a problem with now is a family computer used by me and my husband.
My AVG is saying I have a cryptor infection and that was four this morning tonight it is a whole list I downloaded Stopzilla but that did not really do anything.
I have no idea what Hijackthis is and am nervous about trying anything else without guidance.
Thank You!!!
 

Answer:Help... it is getting worse by the minute

I did the hijack this figured what the heck
 

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3 days ago when i visited a questionable streaming site my pc got infected with malware. After the infection i could not open any programs. In safe mode i scanned with my AV Kaspersky and malwarebytes: noumerous infections found and deleted.

But now still when my pc is idle, the cpu runs at +- 23% (4 gb processor ). I read in the log the it may be a possible MBR rootkit infection, tried to fix this with windows boot disk: recovery console: fixmbr, fixboot. But no succes. (i have this proces on and off running 2% of cpu: Isass.exe)

the logs of the cleaning procedure are attached.


any help would be greatly appriciated,
Memphisto

BTW let me know if you need that last log.
 

Answer:Which one is it??? MBR, sasser, worse?

We still need the C:\MGLogs.zip --> from running the C:\MGTools.exe.

Also, download TDSSKiller from Kaspersky to your directly onto your Desktop
Now double click the TDSSkiller.exe file to run it ( if using Vista or Windows 7 do not double click on it but rather, right click and select Run As Administrartor. )
Allow the application to run if prompted by Windows or any security programs you have installed
It will start the scan and run rather quickly and will notify you of whether anything is found or not.
Follow the instructions to delete/quarantine if asks you what to do when if finds something.
Whether an infection is found or not, a log file should be created on your C: drive ( or whatever drive you boot from) in the root folder named something like TDSSKiller.2.1.1_27.12.2009_14.17.04_log.txt which is based on the program version # and date and time run. Please attach this log to your next reply. (See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post )

 

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Hi everyone. Let me say in advance, thank you for your time and consideration.

This afternoon I started the Malware Removal Guide (MRG) . Just finished. <sigh>

Anyway, I now have more processes running than ever before; my computer is even slower (didn't think that was possible, lol). It all started because yesterday anytime I tried to print a file it froze my computer. And in general it was running super slow. I restarted the computer several times to no avail.

Today I noticed that a program called wuauclt.exe was sucking up memory. I ended the process (if I hadn't I wouldn't have been able to follow the MRG).

I'm nearly at the end of my rope. I can't do my work without my computer. I could just :cry I backed up my entire C drive on an external hard disk last night. If I have to wipe it all clean and start over, I can, but I'd really rather not.

I have no ComboFix log because it never finished. I let it try to start up for over an hour and final had to kill the process; I never got to anything but a little box in the center of my computer saying it was starting ComboFix and I'm pretty sure that just starting the application should not take that long. <sigh>

Anyway, here are the rest of my logs.

Again, thank you for your time.
TF
 

Answer:Things just seem to be getting worse :(

Today I noticed that a program called wuauclt.exe was sucking up memory. I ended the processClick to expand...

That's windows updates.

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run C:\MGtools\analyse.exe by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). This is really HijackThis (select Do a system scan only) and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:





R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=14196&l=disClick to expand...

After clicking Fix exit HJT.

Now download The Avenger by Swandog469, and save it to your Desktop.


Extract avenger.exe from the Zip file and save it to your desktop
Run avenger.exe by double-clicking on it.
Do not change any check box options!!
Copy everything in the Quote box below, and paste it into the Input script here: part of the window:




Files to delete:
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\42.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\43.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD1.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD1.tmp
C:\Documents and Settings\Faculty\Local Settings\Temp\EAD6.exe
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Question: Worse than Crabs

Bismillahir Rahman ir Rahim

I can't get rid of this adware. i purchased mcafee, i've run adaware in safe mode with this and that and still the popups and desktop links and toolbar installs return. here is my hijackthis log -- HOWEVER i am getting several error messages when i start scanning, included below:

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure:
modRegistry_IniGetString(sFile=win.ini, sSection=windows, sValue=load)
Error #62 - Input past end of file

Please email me at [email protected], reporting the following:
* What you were doing when the error occurred - scanning
* How you can reproduce the error - um, scan again
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible -- see below

Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600
MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106
HijackThis version: 1.99.0

This message has been copied to your clipboard.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure:
modRegistry_IniGetString(sFile=win.ini, sSection=windows, sValue=run)
Error #55 - File already open

Please email me at [email protected], reporting the following:
* What you were doing when the error occurred
* How you can reproduce the error
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600
MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106
HijackThis version: 1.99.0

This message has been copied to your clipboard.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckNetscapeMozilla()
Error #55 - File already open

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Answer:Worse than Crabs

Why is this "worse than crabs"?
What are crabs worth?
Sorry, had to ask.....Have you done a trace back to the source?
Do you have a firewall? And, does it have logs and dates?
 

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Ok I had another thread open so I appologize if this new one shouldn't have been made. I just freaked out cause i have a major problem that i think isn't related to the other one. (At least i think it isnt) I logged on to my computer and noticed this program force-fuc*ed me into downloading it. It was called Create A Monster.....Im pretty sure u've seen someone else with this problem before. Anyways, ever since then, my computer has gone EXTREMELY slow...At least when i log on to my User account. And i do mean EXTREMELY slow. I dont know if this has anything to do with createamonster.exe.....but im really wanting to finally get rid of all this crap on my computer. Im getting fed up with it and im about to just throw my hands up in the air and format...and i dont wanna do that...Thanx people for ur time....Here's my HIJ log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:28:13 PM, on 10/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\Program Files\M-Audio Ozone\Install\Ozinst.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe
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Answer:Woa!!! Computer worse than ever!

Hi
Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Then....
Turn off your System Restore.(if using xp) SEE HERE Reinstate it when your log is cleaned.Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked".
Folders that have been highlighted in RED will need to be uninstalled.Check first as some folders maybe uninstalled via the Add/Remove program. Files highlighted in BLACK will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please post a new log when finished...

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CA0E28FA-1AFD-4C21-A8DC-70EB5BE2F076} - C:\Program Files\SurfSideKick 2\SskBho.dll
O1 - Hosts: 69.20.16.183 auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: 69.20.16.183 search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: 69.20.16.183 ieautosearch
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {01C5BF6C-E699-4CD7-BEA1-786FA05C83AB} - C:\Program Files\CxtPls\CxtPls.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SurfSideKick 2] C:\Program Files\SurfSideKick 2\Ssk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoUpdater] "C:\Program F... Read more

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You may remember my post not that long ago about my having a trojan horse, well after getting help to clean it up everything was running prefect for about 3 days and now it has come back and it is now worse than what it was before I hope I can stay connected longer than 2 mins
 

Answer:Its back & worse than ever

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I have several issues and am completely perplexed and need direction and your expertise badly.
 
Vista Home premium, 64 bit....SP 2.
AVG ...detected nothing
MBAM..nothing
SuperAntiSpyware took an hour to removing 256 threats...usually takes 1-2 minutes.
 
Issues I am having.......
  * connecting to some/not all websites in IE.  Can connect to them in Google Chrome which I used out of desperation as I have it downloaded but never use it.
 
  *occasional 502 errors when clicking on a topic
 
  *back button is blocked by constant facebook/twitter plugin.
 
  *Windows Mail was wiped clean, and can no longer connect to server.  Yet it left my contacts in Mail intact.
 
  * slow and at times nonresponsive to some websites, especially Yahoo.
 
I do have a clean laptop (which does receive my Windows Mail) for backup use and research.
 
My computer knowledge, well I can follow directions pretty well.
 
My Windows Mail I am not worried about at this point, am trying to work with Verizon to restore it, but wanted to list everything I could remember.
 
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Mike

Answer:Various symptoms and keeps getting worse

Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-se... Read more

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I've tried everything I can to get rid of them and I figure It's time to let someone else take a look see at the problem. Here is my Hijackthis log.

I also tried to complete the 5 step process but was unable to get any scans from programs that I don't currently have since anytime I try to access the internet from the computer my windows get redirect with pop-ups on top of them.

Also It's my girlfriends computer I'm trying to fix so I'll have access to the internet on my computer if you need information as It's trying to do something thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:38 AM, on 3/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
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Hi,

I'm experiancing some very strange behaviour with my Asus V9280S-TVP and WINXP. If I load up a game or any software that's in any way graphics heavy my system performance decreases steadily, strange patterns start appearing on buttons and lables, textures become distorted and discolored, and then a drop out to desktop with an error message stating that "Windows has recovered from a device failure, blah blah". Screen resolution is set to something very low and color depth looks like 8bit or lower color. Shortly after the displaying of this message the system becomes unresponsive and I must power down(not much of a recovery). This problem takes a variety of differant time to manifest itself depending on the game. If I restart the system immediatly as the POST screen ticks over I can see out of place characters and similar graphics error to my ingame ones. However if I wait a few minutes before restart this does not occur and system starts up fine and runs fine untill I decide to try out another game or even 3dsmax. I've pretty much tried every driver there is for the card and found the vast majority of them actually decreased the performance of the card even further than the performance with the inbox driver (v31.40).I suspect overheating but I'm not sure if these problems are symptoms of overheating. I have considered redoing all the thermal connections to headsink with new thermal paste, but I've decided to put it off untill I get an opinion as the heatsink ... Read more

Answer:Overheating or Worse

have it being doing that before as well?

or u have just installed the card?

try newest version of forceware
2: if still doesnt works, some transistors might be faulty.

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Hi,
I have an XP Home computer that picked up UAC yesterday and has proven very difficult to clean up. I have cleaned other systems before with instructions and tools recommended here, but this time, each attempt I make seems to make it madder. It has blocked safe mode, MBAM and ComboFix from running, and now on reboot won't even start up the Windows UI correctly (meaning no menu bar, no desktop icons). I can ctl+alt+del and get task manager, and that's about it.

From task manager, I can get RootRepeal to run (by browsing to a USB stick that has the .exe) but it runs a few seconds and then disappears.

There are two .exe's and a .bat in c:\ with random characters as the file names. I can see c:\windows\system32\uacinit.dll and 5 other UAC+10 random character.dll files and a few UAC .dat files but no good idea of how to remove them.

Any thoughts on how to get started with a clean up will be greatly appreciated.
-- rke

Answer:very bad UAC and getting worse [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic400223.html

My problem with the computer just gets worse. The browser gets redirected. I can't load IE. The computer is running very slow. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi, I was wrestling with an infection of W32.trats!inf on a laptop - Windows XP home.

Norton Antivirus keeps finding it and has been unable to get rid of it, so I was attempting to remove it manually.

vtstr.dll is in the Windows/system32 folder along with various registry entries related to it

I just tried to boot into safe mode, and it now will not log in and says "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction" in both safe and normal boot modes

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

Answer:W32/Trats!inf gone from bad to worse

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Okay, so I have an ASUS Barebone Pundit P1-PH1 system, with a gig of ram, 3ghz processor, and lots of experience.

I usually have no problems getting rid of spyware, malware, etc, especially after looking in these forums countless times.

I have Rkill, mbam, dds, and hijack this. In case that helps.

Anyways, I seem to have aquired some viruses or malware or SOMETHING that is really wearing down my computer. I'm getting pop ups on firefox, i have 5 new processes all running under the name of lsass, im having some really slow times where it seems like nothing will work, my browser freezes, now im getting these error messages having to do with windows .net framework, and plenty of other problems.

My big thing is this. I have been trying to work on fixing everything, but im starting to get worn down. I cant even dfo a system restore point now, everytime i do it goes through the whole process and restarts the comp, but then boom. "System could not be restored to that point blah blah blah"

Please help. I'll upload whatever logs are needed, just please help me get my computer running like it once was :D

(And i'm sorry if this is the wrong forum :/, also I apologize for the grammar and spelling mistakes, its late, the babys crying, and im exhausted lol)

Answer:Need help!! Problems only getting worse!

Why is it that noone is helping me? Come on, I have so much faith in the techs of this site, what the heck

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Hey everyone.. you have always been fantastic in the past and helping me to fix my pc. I am in way over my head on this one though, and do not know what to do.

I woke up this morning to find a big black and red message on my screen that said :

Your System Is Infected!!!

I knew right away it was some kind of Malware, and it kept directing me to install it. I know better and tried to right click it off, but it did not work, more and more bubbles and pop ups came up. It disabled my System Restore and my Firewall, and I get error codes when I try to go online through Firefox. I did get one AVG scan in, and it found 36 items and said it healed them all, but upon reboot, this monster is still here.

It will not allow me to run MalwareBytes or AVG now, it sends me error codes.

I am seriously lost now..I am a teacher and also a student who just started this semester's online classes...please help me asap. I am usually very good at working with you all. I have even gotten good at helping myself, but this is a bad one, I am afraid.

I will be anxiously waiting for a reply..thanks so much.

Answer:Help, worse infection I have ever had

To add.. I cannot access the internet at all on it now. It redirects to fastbrowser search and says nothing can be found, etc. I am on my fiances pc which is in the same room if that helps.

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I have a friends computer that won't allow the internet browser to function properly and won't play youtube videos. I noticed the following in the task manager: (refer to screenshot060, screenchot090). In which the things that look a little fishy like csrss.exe I try to close them and it comes back as access denied. When I restart the computer it says "Unable to set hook?" with an Nvidia header.  Any help will be much appreciated!![recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Virus or something worse?

Sorry I ran out of room on the OP. Also sorry for the size I would use an image host but the virus(s) won't allow it.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi, everyone....
A couple of weeks ago, someone overseas used my credit card number to buy themselves a free train ticket. Since I don't do much (and usually through PayPal anyway) Internet purchasing, there is only one other direct way they could have gotten it - by hijacking my Internet connection. (I could be wrong about this, but it's what I think anyway....)

I use AVG, but after this, I also installed Avast, which I allowed to do a full system scan. It found 4 Trojans on this system, all in the System Restore areas. Naturally, I deleted them.

Prior to this, I was having problems with MSI programs not loading right. After I scanned and got rid of a couple of viruses and those Trojans, this problem seems to have gone away. (In the midst of this, I also upgraded the system to SP3, which could have corrected the MSI problem anyway - no idea.)

What the system is doing now is breaking as I type, which implies that something may be making screen-shots in the background, and transmitting whatever to whoever is watching. This bugs me - what would be helpful is a raw logger that tracks everything transmitted or received via the Net, but I haven't seen such a tool for Microsoft. In Linux, sure, but....

System: 2.0 GHz HP Pavilion 533w, 512 MB RAM, Two 60 GB HDDs, USB 2.0 500 GB HDD, XP Home w/SP3, AVG, (Ad-Aware, Avast)

Here's my HijackThis log file:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:23:56 PM, on 9/23/2008
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My PC is having multiple issues, even after trying the R&R scans. Only SAS and Malwarebytes completed without any issues. The last scan, MGTools, ended with a blue screen. Combofix never started the scan portion, even after waiting 3 hours. Root Repeal seemed to finish, but came up with a message about an inaccessable memory block and then the computer shut down.

The current problems I'm having: Google redirect (IE); Hard drive errors (last one was right after power on); programs not opening over time; almost all files on computer are hidden; message about corrupt files in recycle bin (even though it's empty); volume doesn't work; some file on my desktop called "settings.dat" that was created today and, according to it's properties, opens with daemon tools pro.

These are the only logs I have. I'm not sure what the MGTools log will show after the blue screen incident. If there is any step that may seem like I missed it, trust me, I did everything I my PC would allow me to do in its current condition.
 

Answer:Need help! Computer going from bad to worse.

Also, Combofix started off by telling me that ESET antivirus was running. That can't be possible since I uninstalled it right before I started the R&R cleaning.
 

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Please help!!!! My computer has been encountering various issues, the most severe has been the uninstalling of all installed printers. The issue first occured when we were not able to print using our photo printer, shortly after the photo editor application would be force closed everytime the "Print" button was clicked. Now all printers have been uninstalled without our doing. McAfee occassionally finds PrcViewer but cannot fully delete it.

Last scan came up with three detections (the two cookies were automatically deleted):
Cookie-Advertising
Cookie-Insightexpres
PrcViewer
HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:20:42 PM, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGR... Read more

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