Computer Support Forum

Why is your website so horribly non responsive?

Question: Why is your website so horribly non responsive?

This website is horrible to look at from any mobile device. It is time to "upgrade" and pay for it. not everything should be an app.

More replies
Relevance 100%
Preferred Solution: Why is your website so horribly non responsive?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Relevance 59.86%

For some stupid reason my clients website does not load properly on Edge. This is their website: Waterproofing Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Grimsby St. Catharines. The banner image always gets cropped out. I don't see the issue in Chrome/Safari/Firefox.

Can someone help me with this?

More replies
Relevance 52.89%


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+, x86 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3454 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 112205 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Nettle2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Hey everyone.

So my PC began acting up and I have a feeling it started when I was looking for video editing software and came across a video editor called "softonicdownloader_for_Windows-live-movie-maker.exe" I'm sure it's a virus or something because problems with my PC began shortly after getting this.
I deleted and uninstalled what I could, went into safe mode and ran the latest updated version of malware bytes. It got 5 infected files that were deleted.

After doing so, I had little success. Here are still the issues with the PC

#1 Desktop and start menu programs won't respond. Can be clicked and the arrow with hourglass will show up, but with no response. Sometimes clicking on them will freeze and lock up. Sometimes they will, but it is only after several manual shut downs. If it does respond (such as clicking on internet explorer), upon closing out the program it will not respond again without a manual shut down.

#2 Boot up is a lot slower, will stay on "Loading your personal setting... Read more

Answer:Slow start ups, shut downs or non responsive. Programs will freeze up or become non responsive

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

4 more replies
Relevance 52.89%

xp home edition, avg free download,firefox default browser... scanned with secunia p.s.i. for latest pathches/upgrades. windows firewall with avg used for security.
Problem 1) left click slow to respond or non resposive .i must double click by tapping touch pad. right click seems to work ok.
2)wmp will not open when dvd disc inserted into player or wmp opens with half the screen NOT displayed and still unresponsive. (WMP WILL WORK when i play video from my downloads)
3)firfox(default browser) AND IE browser somtimes become unresposive and crash. OR are very slow to download a website.
4) when i "X" out of a window the screen will some or most times close slow..screen will close from top to bottom slow like a curtain closing!
i updated and scanned with avg anti-virus( free download version). problem remains. Please help tech titans!!!!!

More replies
Relevance 45.51%

which one would be better for fps gaming (more specifically cs:s)

since they give you the option of changing the responsiveness, i'm guessing this doesn't matter? or does it?

i have a A4 tech mouse that's more very sensitive, while a logitech optical mouse (i think nubius has it, he recommended it to me when i asked for a mouse) that's less sensitive

which would be better (or it doesn't matter?)

Answer:Mouse- More responsive vs less responsive

More sensitive.

4 more replies
Relevance 40.59%

My PC is so incredibly slow that it takes so long just to open anything. I cant play any games on it without crazy lag and i used to be able to without a problem.

Here is a log from combofix:

User - 06-11-06 16:14:47.73 Service Pack 2
ComboFix 06.10.19 - Running from: "C:\Documents and Settings\User\desktop"
Command switches used :: /v cbxvv vwsbchu winhza32

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2006-10-06 to 2006-11-06 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2006-11-06 16:15 360 --a------ C:\Combo.bat
2006-10-12 14:07 10,920 --a------ C:\aolconnfix.exe

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

2006-11-05 09:59 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Lx_cats
2006-10-28 22:19 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
2006-10-23 12:59 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\MediaFACE II
2006-10-22 19:39 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Wizet
2006-10-22 19:39 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\vCDS
2006-10-22 19:39 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Ultimate Game Pak
2006-10-22 19:39 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\GameGuard
2006-10-22 19:39 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\FSCBoss
2006-10-22 17:49 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Messenger
2006-10-22 17:49 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\MapleStory
2006-10-22 17:49 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\LimeWire
2006-10-22 17:49 -------- d-------- C:\Program Files\Fre... Read more

Answer:HORRIBLY Slow PC. Need some help.

Please somebody help the PC is so unbearebly slow i can barely use it.


2 more replies
Relevance 40.59%


I am working with a computer that seems to be massively infected - pretty sure I have a rootkit infection of some kind, at the very least.

Windows XP system

I can't boot into safe mode - I get a blank blue screen when I try.
Whatever I'm infected with won't allow me to run any scans - shuts down TrendMicro, Kasperky, AVG.
It shuts down HiJackThis
It shuts down dds
It shuts down RootRepeal
Mbs.exe and b.exe run in the task manager processes. I shut them down and they restart.
I remove all startup items in msconfig and b.exe re-establishes itself at reboot.
I've been able to scan using the AVG Win/32Virut Remover. It gave me a scan result which I can attach if need be.
I have also been able to run Win32kDiag.exe and I have a logfile for that as well.

Am I beyond help?

I greatly appreciate any assistance you can offer.

edited to add some information

Answer:Help - Horribly Infected

Download this file and save it to your desktop: the file to run it. A command window will open briefly. Then run a quick scan with Malwarebytes (see instructions below).---------------------------------Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked t... Read more

28 more replies
Relevance 40.59%

I suddenly got the virus Malware Protection which keeps sending me pop up messages on the bottom right corner. Also at the same time, I got the virus called Windows 7 Recovery which is finding all these fake viruses. One of the virus deleted ALL my documents, programs, wallpaper, and my homescreen is just black. How do I fix these viruses? Can i fix it without downloading any programs, because i tried the system restore thing but the virus would not let me open it. Also, im not very advanced so please give easy instructions...Thanks!

Answer:I am horribly infected and need help PLEASE!

I suddenly got the virus Malware Protection which keeps sending me pop up messages on the bottom right corner. Also at the same time, I got the virus called Windows 7 Recovery which is finding all these fake viruses. One of the virus deleted ALL my documents, programs, wallpaper, and my homescreen is just black. How do I fix these viruses? Can i fix it without downloading any programs, because i tried the system restore thing but the virus would not let me open it. Also, im not very advanced so please give easy instructions...Thanks!hi lilaibball my name is herg62123question for you - does the fake app look like this? Removal of Windows 7 Recovery Guideif it does towards the bottom of the page shows how to step by step on how to fix this bug.

2 more replies
Relevance 40.59%
Question: XP dying horribly

OK, here's one for the senior techs...
** Running XP pro (MSI mobo, VIA chipset, Celeron 2.2Gh, 512MB)
** Computer started acting flaky and slow (hangs, errors, won't connect to DSL line, etc)
** Checked task monitor, CPU at 100% and svchost (one of 6) running at high %
** Verified that svchost is a legitimate file (in system32 dir) and when I killed it, Windows halted
** Ran Ad-Aware and Norton WinDoctor and Virus Scan, and fixed numerous windows issues (but no viruses detected)
** CPU% then dropped to 20% (still high but better) for a few days - then back to 100% and slow computer operation
** Tried Ad-Aware and SystemWorks again...same results
** Tried to run Norton DiskDoctor but it would not run completely (starts then exits back to desktop) - same results running installed version or directly from CD
** Ran CHKDSK and PartitionMagic 8 to find any disk problems - they both showed no problems. Ran defrag - it ran ok but again nothing changed
** To see if it was a CPU/Mobo/RAM problem, installed the drive in a different computer. It installed and XP reconfigured itself but the CPU still at 100% and Winows still acts flaky.
** Re-installed WinXP over top of itself - did not change anything or fix any of the problems mentioned
** Decided to reinstall previous OS (Win2K pro) as a dual-boot system. Now Win 2K boots fine and all the problems are gone when running Win2K (but, of course, no registry info). Ran Norton Windoctor and it showed no problems with the disk.
**... Read more

Answer:XP dying horribly

11 more replies
Relevance 40.59%

I dunno if this is the right section, but oh well.

My site is getting spammed incredibly bad. Everyday I go on there and there's like five new threads to all these "FREE PORN SITES!!!" and all this crap.

Is there anything I can do about this? It's not guests either, somehow people are signing up and then spamming it. Do people just have absolutely no life, or is there a bot doing this?

On my sign-up page, there is a 6-digit image verification thing...aren't those supposed to prevent spammers?

Every user has a different IP, too, so banning them really has no effect.

What can I do?

Answer:Getting spammed horribly...

Usually they are bots.The image verification system is supposed to prevent spamming,but you can never be 100% safe.
Banning the spammer's IP's would help a lot.

9 more replies
Relevance 40.59%

I've just finished putting my sisters PC together & installed XP, no problem. I registered an internet account for her (Tiscali no monthly fee 56K). The PC has no problems connecting to the net but after about 3-5 mins an error message appears saying it is going to shut down the PC. The message contained something like this:The shutdown was initiated by NT Authority/system.Then it goes on about a Remote procedure call (RPC).I've had enough of computers, I'm going to take up fell walking.Cheers.Steve.

Answer:It's all going horribly wrong!

Afraid you've contracted Blaster - the patch must be installed before connecting to the Internet for the first time.Type Blaster into the search box for the fix.

2 more replies
Relevance 40.59%


Fired up my laptop tonight and it comes up with found new hardware - windows needs to install driver software for your network controller.

I have no idea what this means clicking on 'locate driver software' is fruitless as I have no disc nor can i get on internet......

Please can you help


Answer:It's all gone horribly wrong

what make and model is your lappy please ?

3 more replies
Relevance 40.59%

Ok... well ive had my pc for about a year now and its been running perfectly fine until last night i got lots of spam adware things popping up like internet security 2010 and other fake security programs.

The viruses have completley buggered my pc now here's a list of what the virus has done:

Took away my administrative rights
crashes explorer.exe
Blocked task manager, regedit, msconfig and other similars tools that can be used against it
prevents me from installing programs

i can only run this computer in safe mode with networking which is what im posting on at the moment

here are my pc specs of the top of my head

Win vista 32bit SP2 (i think)
4gb ram
Intel quad core @ 2.4ghz
Nvidia GTX260

Here is my HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 14:27:17, on 21/01/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
D:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\InternetSecurity2010\IS2010.exe
C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explor... Read more

Answer:My pc is horribly infected

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I have a fairly new desktop computer that has a cable modem for internet. It is running Vista. I believe it is also running McAfee but I am not 100% sure. I am currently using another laptop on the connection and it is fast. The desktop is amazingly slow for the internet but most other things seem to happen at a decent pace. It takes like 2 to 3 minutes to open a google search page. There are no error messages and nothing that is obviously wrong but the computer and especially the internet are really slow. I have done all of the things I know how to do but I think it has malware. I have defraged the computer, I have scanned the harddrive, I have checked for spyware, I don't know what else to do. The desktop is not mine and it is not at my house so I would really appreciate fast answers, although I may bring the computer home. Here is the Hijackthis log. Someone please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:59:45, on 5/13/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framew... Read more

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

It all started out on a cold winter's night....

I got an error as soon as my desktop appeared saying .NET Framework Initialization Error and something about requiring version 2 of Net Framework. No other info given. I closed it off and no other symptoms. However I found it very strange that this error was on the Administrator account as well as my wife's but NOT mine.

So, I did a Norton Ghost restore to last week (the entire HD)....I have used this in the past when I do something wrong or want to go back and it has always worked like a charm....not this time.

When the restore was finished and I logged in, it said something about recovering part of the registry from a log file and that it was succesful. Strange, but OK. Now a whole bunch of my programs are crashing:

1) Spybot pops up with some corruption errors.
2) I cannot start Firefox. When I open it, I get a strange long message in a window for about 2 seconds, then what appears to be a command prompt window flash very briefly then nothing.
3) When I try and click on Add/Remove Program and select one for remove, the same Command prompt window flashes very briefly then nothing.
4) Same problem with regedit
5) I can use IE7 but when googling, McAfee Siteadvisor comes up with an error saying that a certain dll is not a valid windows image. I had several of these "Not a valid windows image" errors pop up as soon as I rebooted from the restore. Now this is the only one left.
6) CCleaner w... Read more

Answer:Restore Gone Horribly Wrong

Try doing the Norton Ghost restore again. It may be that some data got corrupted during the previous restore. These things happen.

10 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I've got a pretty fast computer (according to My Computer, it's a Pentium 4 with a 3.2Ghz CPU and 2.49 GB of RAM). I noticed it was slowing down so I ran Avast anti-virus, a couple of spyware programs, and then defragmented the hard drive, which took ages. Since then, it's still slow. I've tried running Dragon Dictate today (v8, Preferred) and it's awful--almost unusable, and usually I get good results with it. Pretty much everything else is slow too.Any ideas what else I can do to speed things up a bit?

Answer:Horribly slow computer

Try a Registry Cleaner ... click here

10 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hello, I have a Toshiba laptop running win 7 and am having trouble with Google chrome not loading pages, just general sluggish behavior. Wireless hub shows no issues but internet won't load. Have run the recommended scans and attached them. Any help would be appreciated.



Answer:Internet is horribly slow

Have Hitman remove all that it finds EXCEPT for:

Obviously we know that is fine.

You attached the protection log for Malware Bytes instead of the proper log. Please attach it for me now.

Delete this:


Now Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.


[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2406}]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{9BB47C17-9C68-4BB3-B188-DD9AF0FD2406}]Click to expand...

Make sure that you tell me if you receive a success message about adding the above
to the registry. If you do not get a success message, it definitely did not work.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.

... Read more

11 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

My sysspecs should still be in my sig. The PC has been fine since January, but suddenly it is unstable.

Windows loads INCREDIBLY slowly. When the windows intro song plays, and music is horribly garbled. When playing WoW, there are times when the sound becomes very garbled, and the fps drop to like 20.

This happens even more often when playing winamp/foobar in the background.

Also simple everyday tasks take forever. Like over a minute fr Ie7 to load up. When im streaming a video file over the wireless, and watching it on my laptop the pc will randomly freeze up completely. its done that at other times randomly as well. When i double click on an mp3 or flac file without the music player open, it takes 1-3 minutes for the music player to open. In the meantime nearly everything freezes. I also get momentary freezes opening other random programs/files.

From turn on, to having every startup item in xp running, my boot process used to take like 1-2 minutes. now it takes more than 5.

Ive tried declocking me CPU/GPU/RAM, no help. REOCed them and still the same. Ive reinstalled my integrated sound drivers, and no help. updated them to a newer version

Edit: Just ran a speedtest on I got well under half of what i should be getting for both ul/dl, and while it was running the sound in winamp slowe to a garble again. During which the entire system was slowed

Answer:Horribly slow on conroe/xp

Did you check for viruses/spyware... Check the temperature? It could also be your HD going bad.

4 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

My family and I all share one PC. My wife and I share an administrator account, while my daughter and son have user accounts. Over the past several months the computer has become almost unusable. It is terribly slow sometimes taking more than five minutes to load a web page (DSL Connection). There are random pop ups from all kinds of different companies and places. I have also noticed our browser is redirected to various unknown ad or pornographic sites at any given time. There have also been strange occurences with the name of our hometown Alpharetta, GA placed strategically in ads or other strange offerings on different web pages. I have tried numerous anti virus and anti spyware removers with no luck. Trend Micro House Call, Dr Web cure it, AVG Anti Spyware, Adaware, Trojan Remover, just to name a few. Occasionally one will pick up one or two viruses, but I am always advised by the program that the virus is removed and given a clan bill of health afterwards. I currently have Avira Antivir and windows defender running, none of which pick up anything abnormal. Any advice or direction would be appreciated. I have included my HJT log for your review.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:03:05 PM, on 9/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.ex... Read more

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hello, so my friend gave another person his 512MB RAM DDR which I believe is 400Hz or something of the sort.
The person's computer has in total 4 memory slots, 2 being used with two 256MB RAM sticks and the other 2 free.
So we took off the cover, completely powered off the computer by unplugging and everything and inserted the 512MB stick into the free slot.

Then we turned on the computer and we heard a few beeps at the beginning, and just a black screen saying "no signal". We said ok, no biggie, that must mean that it's just incompatible. So for a last try, we tried putting the 512MB stick into the other free slot, after that, screen appeared but quite f***ed up looking and some quick text appeared "memory failure... blablaa more text".

We turned off the computer, took off the 512MB stick and powered the computer on again hoping that everything will work as normal since we took off the incompatible stick but it just kept on saying "no signal" on his monitor and there was some weird popping noise coming from his computer ever since.

We have no idea what just happened and what to do. If someone here knows what the problem is and how to solve it without buying anything new that would be great, I don't feel like paying for that guy's repair..

The 512MB stick by the way had a sticker with something of the lines DDR400 and then 500MX оr something like that. So we thought the "DDR400" and the "400" on h... Read more

Answer:Something went horribly wrong after RAM placement

Make sure the other RAM sticks are inserted securely into their slots; if one stick is kind-of inserted, then you'll get the No Signal displaying on the monitor when trying to boot.

I would also recommend trying to clear the BIOS settings. Do this by unplugging the computer from the power cable, press the power button a few times to discharge any remaining power in the power supply.

Remove the small silver coin battery on the motherboard for about 30 seconds. Then reinsert it, re-plug into power, and try to boot up.

7 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

i am thinking of getting my old hard drive (were all my old stuf is and a preinstalled xp) and installing into a new computer

so i take out the my old hard drive from my brocken computer and install into a new one

will this work ?

Answer:will this work on horribly fail

It depends on the type of HD, Sata or IDE. If they are both use the same it could be set as a slave and used except for the operating system. The new PC will not be able to use the old operating system that has been "preinstalled".


4 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I installed Comodo Firewall, AVG Anti-Spyware, and AntiVir PE on my new Win XP SP2 laptop. Now it takes more than a minute for any click anywhere on the screen to be recognized! Do these programs not play well together?


Answer:Horribly slow system

7 more replies
Relevance 40.18%


I was doing a favor for a friend trying to install Windows 7 Professional SP 1 on a Windows 8.1 Acer Aspire E1-527 laptop. I did my driver research, backed up the files, disabled the Secure Boot and enabled Legacy BIOS. Then I installed the OS, and it seemed to go off without a hitch. After it was installed, though, it wouldn't start. I see the Acer logo, it goes to the black command line like screen that's just before the OS loads, then the display turns of for a split second, I see the Acer logo again, and the process repeats until I hold the power button. I've re-installed the OS three times. Same result. Make matters worse, the backup medium is corrupted, and when a tech-savvy friend took a look at it, I'm pretty sure he deleted the recovery partition, because it's gone. I have her personal files, but I can't restore the previous OS, and I can't load from this one. If I put in Hiren's Boot CD and tell it to boot from the hard drive, it goes right through, which confuses me to no end. I installed the drivers, restored her files, and installed her requested applications, but it doesn't do me any good because I still can't get into the OS without Hiren's somehow bypassing whatever is going wrong. I've tried restoring the MBR from a working computer; no change. I've tried making sure that the partition is active using MBR Wizard; no change. I'm running out of ideas, and my friend really wants her computer back. Since I've lost the ability to go backward or forward, ... Read more

Answer:Downgrading the OS went horribly wrong.

Sounds like the HDD or video isn't being initialized correctly with the native win7 install. It could be that you need to install SATA manually under AHCI it may be trying to defaulting to IDE emulation mode. meaning the bios is demanding AHCI under the OEM bios and the way 7 is handling it is native IDE mode and for some reason it's not allowing you to boot. Just a theory.

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hello everyone,

About 5 months ago I built a brand new PC. This PC, at first, was a dream come true. It booted perfect, detected all the hardware perfectly and seemed to run perfectly. However, now I get intermittent errors, often accompanied by a "stuck chord" type noise playing over and over that will either hard lock my PC or flat out reboot it. If I DO get an error that reboots it flashes so quickly I can't read it.


This PC consists of the following:

Nvidia 6800 Ultra (PCIe)
AMD 4000+ (socket 939)
LanParty nf4 Ultra D
2gb Kingmax DDR-400 memory
Integrated Sound / Integrated NIC
I have the latest video drivers, sound drivers, LAN drivers, BIOS drivers etc.. I'm running WinXP with VERY little added on.

This is primarily a gaming PC, so besides EQ2 and WoW and MS Office 2003 I have very little on here.

The machine locks very intermittently, but once it starts locking it doesn't seem to stay working for very long. Which made me think it was heat.. but besides the massive ventilation of the case I got, I've stuck a 19" floor fan right on it with the case open.

Normally I'd just swap out components with friends until I found the one that was causing problems OR fixed the driver issue upon installation. However, none of my friends have any of the same hardware.

Any advice I can get on this would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Completely Horribly Lost

PS - Here are some of the things I've tried:

1- I tried installing a non integrated sound card.
2- I tried disabling the onboard sound
3- I have tried upping the virtual memory to 5 gigs on both drives
4- I've tried System Controlled virtual memory settings.
5- I've tried disabling virtual memory

I'd also add that I have 2 SATA HDD's on this, both of them fast but one of them incredibly fast. One is for my OS and the other is for my games and such.


1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hello all. I have used this site in the past and hope you might be able to help again. I can only get online in safe mode at the moment. Thanks in advance for any help given. Here are the logs.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by shobha at 8:39:47.20 on Fri 01/15/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.126.19 [GMT -5:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\shobha\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://
uSearch Page = hxxp://
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://
uSearch Bar = hxxp://
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://{searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = hxxp://localhost
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://
uURLSearchHooks: AOLTBSearch Class: {ea756889-2338-43db-8f07-d1ca6fb9c90d} - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 5.0\aoltb.dll
mWinlogon: SFCDisable=4 (0x4)
BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b... Read more

Answer:computer horribly infected

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


Please explain why this computer has no antivirus program installed and running. This is an open invitation for infection.

It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

Please keep this computer offline except when downloading tools and posting in the forum until we get one installed. Let me know your intentions for an antivirus program.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


This computer is operating with well below the minimum recommended amount of RAM. Until this is remedied, you will experience slowness issues.


Please... Read more

18 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hey guys, this stupid computer keeps getting infected more and more every time I use it. Any help would be appreciated. I'm getting ready to reinstall Windows if I can't any help. Thanks in advance...

HIjack This Log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:20 PM, on 5/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SMARTB~... Read more

Answer:Hijack This Log - PLEASE HELP - Horribly Infected

9 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Can anyone see anything in my hijackthis log that might make my system really be slowing down. I tried ad-aware and spybot search and destroy and cleared what they found but still wonder about other things. Thanks for any help you can give.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 11:12:04 PM, on 6/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MultiPASS4\MPSERVIC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
... Read more

Answer:System slowing horribly

Look here. I'd disable realsched.exe for one.

2 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I use WinXP SP2 and several anti-virus/anti-spyware, most of which are on-line softwares: AVG, Ewido, Spyware Doctor, Zone Labs, etc.For a few weeks, my PC has become extremely slow. It sometimes needs several minutes to open a new IE window or start to write in a web-form. I am not sure wether it is due to an infection or not.Any guidance is warmly welcome.Here is my HijackThis log file. Many thanks in advance.---Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:45:18, on 25.06.2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:&... Read more

Answer:Pc Horribly Slow, Infected?

Hi there and welcome to Bleeping Computer !As you may have noticed already, the forums are very busy at the moment and i have noticed your log has gone unanswered so far!We look at the oldest logs first, and we were wondering that if you still need help, please start by posting a new HijackThis log in this topic and i will then be able to take a look!Thanks very much David

3 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I'm not quite sure what the problem is, so I'm going with malware because this makes no sense. Haven't been on my computer for awhile, and finally get back on it to play and it's just really slow. Didn't think much of it at the time and just toughed through it because I only got on for one reason. Anyways, it just has been getting progressively worse, but at the same time seems to fluctuate. What worries me is that my cpu usage is through the roof and I can't figure out why. Thought maybe I could just upgrade my ram but looking at in task manager it appears to be ample to me. I've cleaned up old files and deleted old programs that I do not use anymore. I haven't defragged yet, but don't think that's the issue. Ran scans through Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials, and they come up with nothing. Main issue entire computer is really slow sometimes ridiculously bad, but also lately when I'm playing games and this is on 2 different ones I can play at a reasonable speed and then out of nowhere frames just drop out and I can't do anything. Check my processes when this happens and mostly only two things doing anything is skype and the game maybe firefox, but almost nothing from there. Also, I've noticed duplicate processes at least what appear to be duplicates. Also, the 2 games I'm referencing are online if that makes a difference. Hope this is enough info let me know if you need more, and thanks so much in advance for your time.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD6... Read more

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

hi, I've been having this problem for a few weeks now, my computer is like 8 years old and when I start it, it works perfectly fine for a period of time, like an hour or so, after that it begins to stutter horribly, rendering it unusable.
the first time this happened was about 2 weeks ago, and I'm assuming it's a hardware issue because I formatted my HDD and installed a different Windows to see if it was software related but the problem is still there.
the weird thing is that since I reinstalled Windows, the stuttering almost dissapeared, it would happen sporadically and just once every time, which means the computer was perfectly usable, but today it started doing it horribly again.
if I restart my PC it goes back to normal.

when I say stutter I mean exactly like it happens in this video

except it's a lot worse, and not an isolated thing, it happens every other second.
and when I move my mouse it obviously stutters as well, and if I hover over something clickable (like links on a website, songs on spotify or even Windows icons) it's even worse.

here's the sysinfo
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (141 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5KPL-AM SE
Antivir... Read more

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hi All,Equipment:ASUS M2N-MX SE PLUSAMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+Samsung HD160JJ2 x Samsung DDR2 1gb 667 MemOptorite DVD RW/DVD ROMI'm a first time poster to this forum and need some help on attempting to build my first PC.I got all the bits and bobs together early on saturday morning and set about slowly putting them all together, no problems so far.Now the fun begins,After loading my XP disc (SP1 - SP2 software on seperate disc). The PC went through the format of the new drive and onto the installation. As soon as it got installing the 'Start Menu' the computer shut down! No re-boot, no error codes, nothing. The power just cut dead as if there were a power cut.I spoke to some friends who stated that I should have installed the SATA driver, which made sense at the time.So I started again, pressing F6 when prompted and installing the 2 drivers that were available to me taken from the ASUS disk provided.Into installation it went, same result as soon as it got to the 'Start Menu' stage.Fiddle sticks!!!!What was expected to be a simple install was now turning into a nightmare. Over the Saturday and Sunday I tried, tried and tried again, all to no avail.I decided to download the HUTIL utility from Samsung to test the SATA HD. This took a good couple of hours to do all of it's checks and then showed an 'ECC Error' which prevented me from doing a low level format.I have spoke to the vendor about my Hard Drive and they have agreed to an exchange on the basis that the HD was fualty.In the m... Read more

Answer:First PC Build - Going horribly wrong!!!!

Hi Thanks for the long post very interesting!! :-DIt seems to me something there is overheating when you put the computer together did you apply thermal paste on the CPU??? OrIt could be bad Ram search for memtest on google.Good luck.

10 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Alright, as of late Windows 2000 (SP4) has been lagging horribly everytime I try to do multiple things and freezing up. Since then my CD burner has stopped burning CDs. I've cleaned out the registry with RegSeeker which didn't help. Here is a Hijackthis log file. Is there anything obvious in it that is slowing me down? Also do I need all of the crap down at the bottom for stupid things like Yahoo games? Any knowledgable help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:17:30 PM, on 2/26/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.LOVEISSU-HIIEQ7\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =*
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Read more

Answer:2000 Running Horribly

I have also heard this regsvc.exe wasn't a good thing but i don't know for sure?

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

my brother recently bought an upgrade copy of windows vista home premium.
he successfully installed it, but when it boots up, there is a 6 second lag in everything. this includes opening the start menu, the highlights on start menu items when you hover the mouse over it, clicking to open programs, typing things in, and the mouse lags every once in a while.

when we installed it, we chose the custom install, because the upgrade was disabled for some reason, and had the old copy of XP moved to a folder on the harddrive called windows old.
also, I don't know if this will help or not, but for some reason during installation, when he put the CD key in, it didn't accept it.

heres the system specs in case you need them:

AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual-core
ATI Radeon X1300
2GB Ram
80GB Harddrive

Answer:Vista Lagging Horribly


Now you have upgraded over your old XP, start looking for upgrades to your drivers, any software you have ( main ones that could cause issues are Antivirus or anything thats starting at boot ), run a cleaner application like ccleaner to remove all old junk and old registry entries, then run defrag.

3 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I'm not quite sure what the problem is, so I'm going with malware because this makes no sense. Haven't been on my computer for awhile, and finally get back on it to play and it's just really slow. Didn't think much of it at the time and just toughed through it because I only got on for one reason. Anyways, it just has been getting progressively worse, but at the same time seems to fluctuate. What worries me is that my cpu usage is through the roof and I can't figure out why. Thought maybe I could just upgrade my ram but looking at in task manager it appears to be ample to me. I've cleaned up old files and deleted old programs that I do not use anymore. I haven't defragged yet, but don't think that's the issue. Ran scans through Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials, and they come up with nothing. Main issue entire computer is really slow sometimes ridiculously bad, but also lately when I'm playing games and this is on 2 different ones I can play at a reasonable speed and then out of nowhere frames just drop out and I can't do anything. Check my processes when this happens and mostly only two things doing anything is skype and the game maybe firefox, but almost nothing from there. Also, I've noticed duplicate processes at least what appear to be duplicates. Also, the 2 games I'm referencing are online if that makes a difference. Hope this is enough info let me know if you need more, and thanks so much in advance for your time.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD6... Read more

Answer:Computer Running Horribly

You know what I just found my windows disk. I'm just going to do a full reformat think it's just going to be the best option. Thanks anyways everyone and sorry for the post.

2 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hi, in the past month or so I've noticed my laptop start to preform really bad. I used to run games perfect without any frame rate issues for about a year. Then all of the sudden almost all games run horribly with extremely low settings. I've tried multiple things such as cleaning the dust out and system restore but nothing has worked so far. I think I might have some sort of virus that is using up my gpu or cpu while I play games. 
My laptop:
Gpu: Nividia GT 650m
Cpu: Intel Core i7-3610QM
Ram: 8 gb
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Laptop preforming horribly

im no expert but i think the graphics are not being run on the card but rather on the intel graphics which leads to such issues

2 more replies
Relevance 40.18%


This is computer I have with all the specs:Intel Core I7 3820 3 6GHz 1TB 8GB GTX670 2GB Gaming Computer Quad Desktop PC | eBay

Windows 7 (64bit)

It is horribly slow. Opening, closing, and using apps is terrible. I have Kaspersky and there are no viruses detected.

This is ridiculous and not sure what the problem is. It does not have much on it to run slow and it is relatively up to date, but even if its not, it should still not be running this slow. It takes around 30seconds for things to open.

There is some dust inside the computer, could that affect the it? Im not really tech savvy and have no idea what to do. I just want my computer to run good.

Thank you

Answer:Windows i7 horribly slow

Re install windows

Start fresh.

9 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

When I power on my computer, and it boots to XP, when I log in, my computer takes way too long to so even the most simple tasks like open Outlook Express unless I leave it to idle for about 10min. Then its normal and acts like a gaming pc should. I really want to log my PCs start up process and see which programs are slowing my rig down, but I am at a loss. I cant think of any program that can do this, and the internet is being worthless, my usual problem, not here of course. From POST to Welcome screen is normal, but after I log in, the problem begins. I used to know a program, but it was a good long time ago and I even think it was on Microsofts website.

Also, different issue. I keep on getting "limited or no connectivity" coming out of stand by or sometimes randomly, prompting me to switch to my other ethernet port. There are two things I did that before, my comp worked fine. 1. Updated my chipset drivers, and 2. added another PC to my network. I already rolled back the drivers, still problems, but the other PC is rarely on and I still get a hassle. I think it is just bad timing, but any advice would be nice.

Thank you,
Kevin H

Answer:Horribly Slow Booting

16 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

while working my pc suddenly slowed down beyond limits.applications take ages to installer is possibly corrupt and takes hours to install a software..firefox has slowed down a lot..when i type there is a delay in the letters appearing on the screen...when i switch to a new tab,,it hangs & responds after some delay..i scanned the whole system(normally & in safe mode)using the latest updated kaspersky antivirus 2009..the strange part is my overall pc is running computer & the rest of the folders open normally..file copying is viruses have been detected..the following error message appears at the bootom of firefox -- <popup id="ytoolbar_title_my_add_disable" value="&;"/> ..after reinstalling firefox..when i run a shows up in task manager but takes ages to start.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:48:01 PM, on 9/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\avp.exe
E:\SOFTWARES\Autodesk 3ds MAX 9\mentalray\s... Read more

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

The audio on my HP Envy makes what sounds like a death rattle.  This started about a month ago and I have performed 2 system restores, a system refresh, download new audio drivers, restore old drivers, uninstall new drivers. The speaker plays static when the system is muted.  Once you begin playing actualy audio, within 15 seconds the static will fade out, only to return when you change applications, or plug in a usb, hdmi port.  Of course this happens within 30 days of the warrenty expiring.  (good timing for sure!)

Answer:Audio is horribly distorted

 Dear customer, Kindly try this workaround  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I was reformatting a computer today, everything was going smoothly when i got a prompt saying 'winserv.dll' can't be copied or something along those line. Then i tried to start the reformat all over again, but it said 'NTLDR missing' press ctrl+alt+del. What to do now? Please help!  I also have a question, how do i know if i should delete the existing partition or over write it. Oh yes, OS is Win xp.

Answer:Reformat gone horribly wrong!

1) How are you performing the format? 2) How many partitions are there?3) Which partition are you formatting?

11 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I don't know whether it was my cleanup attempt or the product of the malware itself. System had been running slow but not "that" bad due to strain of resources from little disk space.

I cleaned up the drive and got some space back but got less and less connectivity to the network and internet. I show partial connection to the network using network magic (Came with my router) although I cannot access any computer except my own.

I have a fair knowledge of computers since I used to own a shop. It's been awhile since then and I am retired but I figure it's like riding a bike right?:confused

I started by looking in all the obvious places, ie HKLM/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run and so forth and found nothing wrong went further and googled PEV.exe missing and comres.dll found bad from combofix. I have used combofix before so I understand how to use it but I could be wrong. I have also used other fixes with positive results but again since I'm no longer tech-ing I guess you can chide me for being amiss in my actions. I have my logs ready for your perusal upon need.

Thank you in advance for your time, I know how precious that commodity is.:wave

Da Kookbug

Answer:Cleanup horribly gone wrong Help!


Please remove this message from the queue. I have found my hard drive to be at fault. Seems like I didn't goof after all. Please consider this thread closed and once again thank you for your precious time.

Da Kookbug

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

So I have had this computer for ever so I don't really know how this happened. I want to delete a partiton on my hard drive but in Disk Management it shows that the partition I want to delete has got system and is active. On the current partition I use also has Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I was wondering if I could move the files from my D drive so I can delete it. It would also be good if I could move the system files that I don't need in my C partition to the System Reserved.

More replies
Relevance 40.18%
Relevance 40.18%

So I have had this computer for ever so I don't really know how this happened. I want to delete a partiton on my hard drive but in Disk Management it shows that the partition I want to delete has got system and is active. On the current partition I use also has Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I was wondering if I could move the files from my D drive so I can delete it. It would also be good if I could move the system files that I don't need in my C partition to the System Reserved.

Answer:My Partitions Are Horribly Wrong

Your boot files (system partition) should be E:, the 100mb System Reserved Partition. Use EasyBCD to move the boot files to the 100MB system reserved partition:

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Changing The Boot Partition

Once you boot your computer and disk management shows the System Reserved partition as "System" and you are booting OK, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard free to delete the D: drive Partition and expand your C: drive to fill the space (or repartition however you want).

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

I know there are Windows command line commands that you could use to establish the BCD on E: drive (system reserved partition), but would not be able to tell you what they are until I was at home later today.

3 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hi, I'm here in lue of my brother since he's not home. His computer has overnight without actually being used (But it was running) almost halted to a complete slowdown, it's struggling to do even the simplest things, such as browsing the web is a pain, it is loading slowly and choppy, it can't run games without massive lag and some websites, including microsoft is having troubles downloading items, I was trying to eliminate vcredists as a problem and directx.
Now I'm stumped and I can't really make out what the problem is, I initially thought it was a virus, I did a PC reset and kept nothing on that drive, booting up I'm still having the same issue, but monitoring the computer through both taskmgr and the resource monitor and I can't say that it appears to be a hardware related issue.
I ran chkdsk /f through CMD as an admin as well, didn't seem to come up with any issues neither.
I'm not sure what else to do, but I know the people on here have managed to solve some gnarly things and now I'm coming here asking for help.
Any ideas on where I can begin? 
Additional information, before doing the reset, I also tried doing a virus scan (Using a trial version of ESET NOD32 v9), granted very slow, I still tried.
it seemed unable to read any data, even the boot sectors, as if something was blocking it.
Thanks in advance.

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hi guys

I'm running vista with an 80GB HD (16GB free) and 1GB RAM.
Shortly after installing Coldfusion and MySQL I noticed how my startup time had gone from pretty fast, to about a whole cigarette and a cup of coffee before and applications would begin to run. I had a look at my proccesses, and I'm using about 700-800MB RAM with no apps running. I have set CF and MySQL to manual startup, and stopped all other services that I felt I could get away with (having limited knowledge) but it seems to have made no difference whatsoever.
I am reading as much as I can about memory management and services, but am also wondering if there is possibly some malware at work.

Would really appreciate it if someone could help me try and get a handle on this, as having my RAM maxed out is no good when using graphics and web designing apps. I have attached my 'ATTACH.txt' file and will post DDS log below.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by James at 2:30:37.69 on Thu 12/25/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.63.1033.18.1015.245 [GMT 8:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081125-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\... Read more

Answer:Not sure if infected but something is horribly wrong

Welcome to BC

Honestly, that setup really isn't meant form developing. Most Vista basic pc's are designed for minimal computing. Mostly for internet surfing, email, word processor, and other low cpu use activities. We can try and clean up some startup stuff. Let me know though. Finally, 1GB of memory is a little small for even Vista Basic.

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Hello. I'm posting in this forum because I was wondering if anyone has gone through the same things that I am currently.

I run Windows 2000 Professional, and the other day, my roommate was harmlessly searching for game cheats on the internet through Google when he came across a site that matched his entry perfectly, so naturally he thought "Oh yeah! This is it!" and he clicked on it.

He said that it brought him to a website with a media player in it, and it kept wanting him to download an ActiveX control to play the movie. He denied every pop-up that came across, and finally got fed up with it all and closed the window. Suddenly, pop-up after pop-up came up of porn (which got my attention, because he was searching for game cheats after all).

Once I got home from work, I checked out the problem by going to the website (because he wasn't all too clear in explaining what was wrong...he thought that it downloaded porn onto my computer). Well, it was actually me that caused the spyware and such to infiltrate my computer, because I actually opened up the ActiveX control download, knowing that it wasn't being downloaded from the official site! (*sigh*) Don't know why, but I did it...

So, pop-ups flooded with porn, my background image was changed to neon blue with a yellow window in the middle saying "Spyware is detected on your computer. Run an antivirus or antispyware program to clean it immediately", and after 5 seconds of idle m... Read more

Answer:Computer Is Horribly Infected

Hello and welcome. Is this an XP machine?Lets try to get this onto the PC via CD or USB and return a scan log.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message... Read more

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Not sure what to do exactly as I'm pretty much computer illiterate. I did run a Hijackthis log as posted below. Any help would greatly be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:01:35 PM, on 11/13/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\WFPUser.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\wfpasieve.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\wfpcore.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC: ... Read more

Answer:Horribly slow computer

Hi copeemmy,I'm sorry it's taken so long for you to get a response, if you still need help please do as follows:Download RSIT by random/random to your Desktop (right-click the link, select Save Target As..., select your Desktop and press Save)Double click RSIT.exe to start the program, and click Continue at the disclaimer screen.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - log.txt <- this one will be maximized and info.txt <-this one will be minimizedMake sure Format->Word Wrap is uncheckedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of log.txt and info.txt in your replyOnce complete, please post both RSIT logs, you won't need to produce a new HijackThis log as RSIT produces one for you.

3 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

So I have had this computer for ever so I don't really know how this happened. I want to delete a partiton on my hard drive but in Disk Management it shows that the partition I want to delete has got system and is active. On the current partition I use also has Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I was wondering if I could move the files from my D drive so I can delete it. It would also be good if I could move the system files that I don't need in my C partition to the System Reserved.

Answer:My Partitions Are Horribly Wrong

Your boot files (system partition) should be E:, the 100mb System Reserved Partition. Use EasyBCD to move the boot files to the 100MB system reserved partition:

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Changing The Boot Partition

Once you boot your computer and disk management shows the System Reserved partition as "System" and you are booting OK, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard free to delete the D: drive Partition and expand your C: drive to fill the space (or repartition however you want).

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

I know there are Windows command line commands that you could use to establish the BCD on E: drive (system reserved partition), but would not be able to tell you what they are until I was at home later today.

1 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Just got a new laptop, Dell Precision, powerful.

Installing stuff with a view to it becoming my primary machine.

Offered upgrade to W10 from W8.1 so did it (but I have a disk image of C: drive so could presumably revert).

Very little installed so far but everything is absolutely slow and horrible. Have Avast installed (avoided installed bundled Chrome and OpenCandy), and system scan says "no malware".

Typing, at all times, including in this browser, is like typing in treacle: horrible latency.

Here are some times which are making me feel even less charitable to M$ than normal (that's saying something): 17 s from entering system password to get to desktop; 36 s from entering system password to get to dialog to enter Veracrypt (using a .bat file which runs on startup!)

Going Win-E takes about 5 s to get Explorer to come up, initially, and later about 2 s.

Clicking Firefox icon takes about 15 s (!) for window to come up initially, later about 2 s.

There's obviously a vast battalion of crapware being run in the background... is there any way I can shut some of it down? (yes, yes, I do know this is M$, and choice is something they hate ... but hope springs eternal).

In another (closed) thread here the OP was asked to run the "sysinfo" utility. This is what I get:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Step... Read more

More replies
Relevance 40.18%

Okay, so here's the problem: Whenever I open up MS paint, it opens up the window just fine, but when I try to draw, or write anything in the white part of the screen, it stops responding, and takes quite a few minutes to load it. So it's a big pain to do anything on MS paint anymore.

I need to know how to make it so it's back to normal, so I don't have to wait hours to do anything on it.

If there's anything else you need to know about my problem, just ask me.

PS: I run a windows vista operating system.

Answer:MS paint is lagging horribly

16 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I am getting tons of pop-ups. even without a browser running. it seems that the internet explorer (version 6) pop-up blocker is automatically turning itself off. i'll turn it on, then when i close it, it shuts back off. this just started happening a couple days ago.
also, sometimes, with or without a browser up, i will hear ads but not see them. like the "congratulations! you've been selected to win a free nintendo wii." yesterday the same add was playing 3 times at the same time. it had a little echo, like they started within fraction of a second within each other.
also, when i am browsing, the pop-up block noise continues to sound, even when i m on pages that generally dont have pop-ups.
and lastly. if the pop-up blocker is turned off, after a few seconds, the page goes blank and the address bar reads "http://" and that is it.
Sorry for the long post but i need help!!!
thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:34:59 PM, on 12/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopEl... Read more

Answer:Horribly annoying Problems with Pop-ups

ok. its vundo.
i did a spysweeper search and it found "virtumonde." but it couldnt delete it without a reboot. i rebooted and its still here.
i did a little bit of research and no one seems to know how to get rid of this.

2 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I originally saw msas2009, which I recognized as Rogue Software. I got rid of it via HJT. Then, I started seeing reader_s, CcEvt, and some others.This is getting ridiculous; I just did a Repair Install a week ago, and my computer was working fine.Please help.Oh, also: I continually run MBAM, trying to get rid of this crap. However, after it does so, the crap somehow reinstalls itself. Now, MBAM won't start. Help!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:37:07 PM, on 2/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

Answer:HJT Log - My computer is, once again, acting horribly.

It's getting worse. After I log in, explorer.exe doesn't start, and I can't start it manually; it just gives me an error.

6 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I've been trying to watch some movie trailers through When I try to to view one labeled as a High Definition video, Quicktime just completely owns my computer. My most recent endevour was trying to watch a trailer in 1080p. My rig gets completely hogged down, barely able to do anything, but I managed to get Task Manager opened and noticed Quicktime taking over 900mb of RAM. What gives? Is that accurate? I honestly can't watch any High Definition .mov files and I don't know of another program that will play them. Even if I find one, who's to say that it will even run.

Does playing an HD quality video really take that much out of your computer? I'm running the following specs:

Athlon XP 3000+
Gigabyte GA-7N400 nForce2 Motherboard
ATI Radeon x850 XT Plat. Edition 256MB VRAM
1.5 GB PC3200 DDR RAM
22" Gateway Widescreen LCD
80 GB Western Digital 7200 RPM HDD 8MB cache
Windows XP w/ SP2

I do have all my latest drivers for all my hardware installed, I recently deleted my drive partitions, created a C: and D: (C: for windows / program files, D: for music, games, general purpose data), formatted, and running off a fresh install of XP as of 3 days ago.

Answer:HD videos in Quicktime run horribly

Hi tutori1230 !

There may be a working solution assuming Quicktime is the culpable : go to add/remove programs and uninstall everything related to QuickTime. Reboot the computer then install quicktime alternative instead. QuickTime Alternative has all the features of quicktime but is way lighter.

If that didn't work, you can just uninstall quicktime alternative and reinstall quicktime and we'll check whether your problem could have another cause. If you're lucky, simply reinstalling Quicktime could have solved the problem.

11 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

My Inspiron laptop came with Windows 7. I upgraded to 8, then 10. Everything was fine. I'm disabled and my right arm is not steady. Last week I installed a new printer. I forgot to uninstall the old ones.

I needed to ftp some txt files and could not find them. I went into Program Files and not Program Files (x86). I saw Brother, my old printer software, listed. Due to a brain injury, I have amnesia. So I didn't think to use the Uninstall feature.

(I know I'm giving a lot of information but figure the background will help me obtain assistance).

I highlighted Brother and right clicked "delete". But I didn't realize I also had Program Files highlighted. Oh yeah, it began deleting files from the first folder. It said 1,400 files or something. I hit cancel immediately. I shut down the laptop and cried. Why? I'm in a nursing home and my laptop is my means to the outside world.

I spent the whole night thinking how to fix this. After much thought, I knew reinstalling Windows would overwrite files. Plus my CDs are packed as I'm moving in two weeks.

So ... what I need is the files I deleted. I don't remember the first program listing but less than a hundred files were deleted. I'm afraid to turn the laptop on in case I deleted vital files that will break Windows. What I believe I need is:

A. Copies of files I deleted, meaning the first folder in Program Files

B. Advice on whether or not I can safely turn on my laptop

C. If i... Read more

Answer:I Screwed Up Horribly -- Need Fix Fast

I've been working in various IT support capacities for 15 years, so I'll do what I can to help you here.  First, turning your laptop back on won't make things any worse. Whatever damage has been done is already done.  Second, while regular full backups of your PC would have been far preferable here, there is some hope here.  If you can get Windows to load again, go to Start, type "Control Panel" and click the result of the same name that should appear.  When Control Panel opens, check the upper-right corner and make sure it is set to "Large Icons" rather than "Category".  Then click the "Recovery" item you should see.  From there, click "Open System Restore".  See if you have a restore point available from before you accidentally deleted those files.  If so, this wizard should restore your applications to their state at the indicated time WITHOUT modifying your personal files.
If Windows won't start, typically after 2 unsuccessful attempts it will automatically boot into a Startup Repair mode.  At that point you should have an option to enter Advanced System Recovery or something along those lines, in which case you should see the same System Restore option available there.
If you don't have any recovery points, then I'm afraid you're dead in the water.  Your best bet at this point would probably be to have your laptop sent to some sort of service th... Read more

2 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

My computer has done something that I have never seen before. My monitor came up with the "out of range error". Normally thats pretty easy to fix and I wouldn't have a problem with it, but then it decided to get worse. I powered the computer down, and when I tried to reboot it failed horribly. The normal mobo startup logo came up, i got the load successful beep, and then the colours went nuts, like when your gc dies or gets dislodged. After that the screen went black, and little lines of colour flickered over the screen occasionly. It stayed like this for about 30-45 seconds, and then it beeped, the same beep as before, and restarted itself. The same thing continues to happen in a loop, and there just nothing i can do. I thought it might be just the gc and out of range deal that went wrong, but i booted into safe mode, and the gc was set as low as it would go, so fixing the out of range problem became a little harder. I havn't tried a different monitor yet, but I'm going to give that a go as soon as I can get my hands on one. That still doesn't solve the problem of not booting though. BIOS doesn't seem to want to open up either, my computer is intent on doing this loop thing. I'm so very confused, and can't think of anything to do at all, apart from trash it and start over. Any ideas? I'm stumped

Answer:Something has gone horribly wrong with my computer

If you have tried to clear the CMOS and the boot problem is still there, replace the power supply first

2 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I'll start by telling you as much as I can about my computer, though I don't really know what's helpful. I have a laptop, a Dell Inspiron E1505. It is roughly 3 years old. The hard drive crashed about 8 months ago so it has a new one. On my C: drive it says I have 34.8 GB free space out of 72.2 GB. I don't have any huge programs aside from WoW. My problem is that I can't seem to get over 5 frame rates, making everything "jerk" and the game near impossible to play. I've played WoW on this computer for years. I stopped playing for about the past 3 months (never uninstalled), and when I started back up recently I can't get any frame rates. I never got really great ones, probably between 25-40. But at least I could see where I was going! I've got sypware, run malware checkers, adware checkers, I have nCleaner which takes care of all my temp files and useless junk. I don't have a ton of programs that run on startup...I just don't know what to do and really want to play . I know my laptop isn't the best system to run a game like this on, but it worked not too long ago and I was just wondering if there were any "quick fixes" aside from reinstalling windows. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Please help, computer is running WoW horribly.

25 and 40 fps isnt that bad...

I get like 40 fps on full max graphics with wow, and i have a 9800 GTX+ graphics card. Granted thats out in the world, i get 60-100 fps in instances.

Its a CPU hog, and my CPU isnt ideal for wow as it is. Im sure yours isnt up to the task either.

3 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

I really think something is wrong with my computer. The router and modem for our wireless is in a horrible spot, on the floor of the lowest level of the house, but I cant exactly move it.

My computer is in my bedroom, basically right above the router, and my internet is constantly cutting out. I've tried switch the wireless card with the family computer thinking it may just be a shitty card, but the family computer works fine and I'm still having issues. I've even had a friend bring his laptop over, sit right next to me, and have a nearly flawless connection. When I'm playing games such as WoW, my latency is very commonly 5,000 to 12,000 ms. Its getting kinda tiring, are there any ways I could fix this?

(also, tho it may have absolutely Nothing to do with it, my internet is at its worst on really windy days without fail, its only on windy days that Ill have trouble even connecting or getting a signal, is that just me being weird or is there some connection between the two?)

Answer:Horribly unstable internet

Is the refrigerator between you and the router?

-- Andy

35 more replies
Relevance 40.18%

Using: Windows Vista Home Premium

Model: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC

Connected to home router and the connection speed says its fully connected.

Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB

System Type: 64-Bit Operating System

Processor: Intel Core&#8482;2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz

used space: 93.8 GB
Free Space: 192 GB

Other things I have on my laptop: Music files, itunes, norton antivirus, the sims 3.

I got my laptop at the end of June so it's practically new. Yet it's been giving me problems and I have tried a lot!
I clear cookies and cache often. I have firefox. It SAYS my internet connection is 100 PERCENT CONNECTED. So not true. Videos loaded sooo slowly! It took me over 20 minutes to load a minute long video on youtube, and I really can't watch any other videos because it buffers every 2 seconds. Game sites like Habbo Hotel are extremely laggy and slow, and this never happened on my desktop computer that runs on XP. And NOW youtube videos are literally at dial-up speed! Everything is, even if I load a webpage. I'm paying for high speed yet getting dial-up!
Is this a router problem? Our router is probably 3-4 years old. D-Link. It is sharing 2 desktop computers, and 3 laptops. Is that too much? Do routers have priority? My moms laptop is soo fast and so is the one desktop computer. We did a test and my moms laptop downloads things almost 3 times faster than mine.

Also I've tried updating my vista constantly and I just checked and my Windows is complete... Read more

Answer:Horribly Slow Internet - Please help.

what are the other computers and laptops doing? are they always connected? have you tried turning them off and using just your lappy?
what speed is your internet? it is sounding like one of the other computers are using up all the bandwidth.have you tried your router at your moms? so many questions i know,but try the simple things first

2 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I am having a bit of a problem with the wireless network in my house. The house has a cable connection, I believe its 1.5 down, 356 up. Nothing special, but it does the job. My PC is the only hardwired PC, and my connection is great. Pages load quick, downloads run 350-700kbs. I'd get a DSL reports run, but that PC is currently down. However, I just build my sister a new PC, and its wireless... going horribly slow. It's running like 56k. Pages take a while to load, downloads running 2-6kbs. Horrible! Not even gunna bother running DSL reports on here. Signal strenght is showing good for the wireless card, and the connection speed is going between 5.5mbps to 11mbps. So, why would it be so freaking slow? Card is a Linksys WMP11 Wireless-B card, router is a Linksys BEFW11S4 (also Wireless-B). Anyone able to shed some light on what could be bogging this system down?

Answer:Wireless internet is horribly slow...

Viper87227 said:

I am having a bit of a problem with the wireless network in my house. The house has a cable connection, I believe its 1.5 down, 356 up. Nothing special, but it does the job. My PC is the only hardwired PC, and my connection is great. Pages load quick, downloads run 350-700kbs. I'd get a DSL reports run, but that PC is currently down. However, I just build my sister a new PC, and its wireless... going horribly slow. It's running like 56k. Pages take a while to load, downloads running 2-6kbs. Horrible! Not even gunna bother running DSL reports on here. Signal strenght is showing good for the wireless card, and the connection speed is going between 5.5mbps to 11mbps. So, why would it be so freaking slow? Card is a Linksys WMP11 Wireless-B card, router is a Linksys BEFW11S4 (also Wireless-B). Anyone able to shed some light on what could be bogging this system down?Click to expand...

i dont think it should be going between 5.5mbps and 11 it should be staying at 11mbps if the connection is good, how far away from the router is the computer? also do you know if there are other wireless networks in the area that may be causing you trouble?

5 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

First of all, i'm 16 (don't expect me to know too much about computers), this is my first PC build and here are my specs:
Case - Bitfenix comrade
Front cooling - 2 Corsair AF 120's
Back cooling - 1 bitfenix default case fan
CPU - AMD FX 6300 6 core Black edition
CPU cooler - Cooler master hyper 103
CPU thermal paste - Coolermaster IC Essential E2
GPU - Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X
RAM - Ballistix 2x 4GB DDR3 PC3 - 12800 CL9, 1.5V
Motherboard - Gigabyte 970A-UD3P
PSU - EVGA 500W 80 plus
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64

So, here's the story... This PC was EXCELLENT for the first couple months since building it, however, this should be able to play BF4 without any issues, but when I tried I was getting excellent FPS while stood still, and 0 - 14 fps when moving, making the game unplayable. Then I tried unparking my cores, 3 cores were able to be unparked. So I did this and the frame-rate improved slightly, yay, the game was playable however drops still occurred. I thought this could be throttling so I checked the CPU temperature and it was fine, the max temp was 47 degrees Celsius. And the GPU should be able to handle this game fine. Once the origin free time on bf4 ran out I ignored this problem (I wasn't stupid enough to buy the game because I wasn't sure whether it would work or not on this pc). I was happy for a couple months, this PC performed flawlessly, maybe even more than i'd like on the games I play. It used to get 150 fps on DayZ mod with... Read more

Answer:FPS have randomly dropped down horribly on every game HELP

Hi and welcome to TSG.

My first possible concern is your PSU, its not a particularly good quality unit in my opinion and although 500w is 'sufficient' I would have put a higher wattage unit in a gaming rig.

As you have a Gigabyte board, download and install Easy Tune6 from the Gigabyte website, found on the link below

Select Windows 7 64 bit from the OS dropdown menu and you should see it in the list.

When you have installed it, run the program and report any temperatures for CPU and GPU etc with the PC sat at the desktop doing nothing. Also look for reported PSU voltages, in particular the +12v, +5v and +3.3v rails, again post the values in a reply here. If easier, use screenshots

Then, leaving Easy Tune running, start up a game and run it for a couple of mins. Report the same temperatures and voltages as above after a game has been running.

I am assuming your have Windows fully patched and up to date, and all your drivers are up to date. Note, you should download most non-windows drivers directly from the manufacturers website (i.e. ATI / NVidia for graphics, Gigabyte for board drivers etc).

2 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hello - I have a computer that NORMALLY runs okay. The problem I'm having is when it's either not been used for a while and I come back (usually hours) OR when I've put it on Standby and "wake it up". It's unbearable slow, sometimes to the point that I just have to push the button to manually shut it down because nothing responds. On the few times I don't have to do this and it will wake up (albeit horribly slow), it works fine after all the programs have woken up. This can take as long as 15 minutes and we're only talking 3-5 programs.

The other problem I'm having, even though it is similar, is I'll be working along, either in Quickbooks or in Firefox (I don't us IE), any program really, and all of a sudden, they'll just stop responding, it usually takes them anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes to finally start working again.

I wanted to add (becuase I just remembered), that this all seemed to start after I upgraded my PC-Cillin, the computer slowed to a craaaaaaawl. They were of ZERO help, so I uninstalled it and got McAFee. The slowness never went away though. :(

Anyway, here's my log:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-04-12 16:19:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Rest... Read more

Answer:Horribly Slow Desktop! Log posted

Did I not post something correctly?

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

This really scared me. This happened twice so far, my W520 had some horrible loud noice on waking up from hibernation - as if a big motor was running inside it, I have it on the desk and the desk sounds like something's beating it.  I could hear the noice from across the room.  At the moment I thought the laptop could explode any second.  And it would last for about 10-15 seconds This is not just everyday fan / CPU noices (I hear that all the time), it's much louder, and now I'm concerned something's wrong with the laptop.   Does anybody know what could have caused it?

Answer:W520 horribly loud noise

Besides the fan. the only motor in the machine is in the disk drive. Some disks are louder than others, and if you have a lot of memory, there will be a lot of disk reads. Maybe your disk needs defragmenting.

6 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Just got this router for Christmas. When I try and load the GUI to manage it the UI takes forever to load. Just by typing in the router address and entering the credentials it took 27 minutes for the main page to load. Even then it did not load everything due to timeouts.

When I click on a link in the UI it takes just as long to load that section. After 6 hours I was finally able to load the latest firmware which made it worse. Anyone have this thing? Is this normal? I see a lot of crap being talked about it on NewEgg but nothing about how slow it is. My wife bought it at NewEgg since Amazon was out of stock so I'm probably going to get stuck with a BS restocking fee.

Answer:Asus RT-AC68U horribly slow

Did you try clearing your browser cache and doing an ipconfig /flushdns? Sometimes weird stuff like this happens. Had it for my Linksys WRT54G, again when I flashed the firmware, and my latest ZyXel USG 50 actually tells you to clear the browser cache when you first run it and after every updated firmware.

This is also via Ethernet, not Wireless right? I'd try clearing all adapter settings, disabling the adapter, and then re-enabling it as well.

6 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I think I've picked up that 'Home search assistant" virus or whatnot. Anyway everything loads up at a snails pace. clicking ont he start menu results in waiting 5 minutes for it to pop up. Clicking on desktop items does the same.

Now I've run spyware/virus scans and nothings come up.I've done a system restore and it didn't help any.

Answer:Comp running horribly slow

Download Hijack this:

Install it, run it, and post the log here.
What OS is this? and what type of computer?

8 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

What is going on here? I noticed yesterday that I had the yellow icon with the exclamation mark in it and when I put my mouse on it, it was a download and said 0%. Ok, my computer was downloading something.

But by 6 pm last night, it was only up to 1%. By midnight 3%. And this morning...only 27%. This is mightily slowing down my computer, besides taking FOREVER!!! And to move up to only 27% overnight tells me this is going to go on ALL day and into tomorrow. So that means my computer's performance is going to continue to suck.

I then notice that the AVG icon is now duplicated, and the duplicate has a yellow arrow....and when I put my mouse on that, it says Complete Test. HUH????

Does anybody know what is going on??? Whatever this is is NOT normal.

Answer:AVG is doing something strange?? And it's slowing my computer down horribly! HUH??

12 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I decide to save some energy by trying out hibernation in 7 and it bites me in the ass.

I click to wake the damn thing up and I get a BSOD saying a fatal error occurred in hibernat.sys during hibernation, so I restart it, go through 3 screens about restoring due to a fatal error, and when I finally get logged in some phantom Drive A appears which is supposedly a floppy disk drive despite the fact that I don't even have one and it proceeds to spams me with messages to format it and restart.

I scanned for viruses and I'm not finding squat so I'm awfully confused about what's going on here. Google has also failed me.

Answer:Windows 7 Hibernation goes horribly wrong

Mind giving the exact STOP error code?

11 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I'm a complete beginner at computers so bare with me. Yesterday, I was coping with a redirecting virus that would redirect me to stupid fake ads. I downloaded numerous programs such as TDSKiller from Kaspersky and the one from symantec(I forgot the name). In the middle of my scans, my laptop BSOD'd. I tried to start it again but once I pass my login screen, I bsod again. In every mode, including safe mode it would still bsod after 5 seconds after the login screen. I tried using system restore in safe mode with command prompt by typing rstrui.exe but it said, that my system restore has been disabled(WHAT?!). Now I'm out of ideas to help save my laptop. What should I do now to fix this?

Answer:Help! Redirect virus gone horribly wrong!

10 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hi all,

Well for once it isn't me that has dropped a clanger but my 9yr old son.

He has been asking for his PC to be upgraded from 2000 pro to XP (apparently his life won't be worth living if he can't have Football Manager 2008 for his birthday - which of course won't play on Win 2000) and I said I would look into it.

To cut a long story short, unbeknownst to me, my son was given an XP disc from one of his classmates (!) loaded it up and managed to boot his PC from the CD Rom - God knows how.

Anyway, the end result appears to be that he now has both OS's on his PC. When you first switch on a question appears asking if you want to open up in 2000 pro or XP.

If you choose 2000, all looks fine, all the previous settings appear to be just as they were. If however you choose XP, that also appears to be fine, except for one thing - the graphics. On looking at the settings the colour quality appears to be running on only 4bits, with higher grade options not available.

So, my question is; how do I get rid of the Windows 2000, so he can use XP? and will this cure the graphics problem ? (I'm assuming that having both the OSs on there is what is causing the problem).

Oh, he has 256MB RAM, and a pentium 4 running at 1.7GHz

Answer:Upgrade from 2000 to XP has gone horribly wrong

Well I must say for a 9yr old to to be able to get a xp cd from a classmate is great job on his part lol.

But I'm sorry to say...256mb of ram isnt enough really for XP let alone playing NFL 08! 1.7ghz is laptop speed. PC should be above 2ghz. But anyway I suggest if he must have the game get a new pc for him. If you cant it sounds like a graphics drive problem. I had it happen to me once. I upgraded from ME to xp with only 128mb of ram and what a mistake that was! I had to install Nvidia driver.

2 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I've had my y50 for a bit over a year now, and for he longest time it was a tank. Ran fast and powerful. But, when windows 10 came by, a bit of a hiccup appeared.When windows 10 was "officially released", I noted in my windows update history that my pc had made multiple attempts to update to windows 10. And it should be noted that these failed. It should also be noted that windows never said my upgrade was ready. Only that it was still reserved and to wait for my turn to update.Now, I shut down my computer thinking nothing bad happened, just another failed update. The next day when I powered it up, though, I thought it was bricked. It took approximately five minutes just for the lenovo logo to pop up. Then the boot proceeded normally. The computer still ran like a tank after that. The windows 10 update finally installed two days after.Worry some thing is, this delay before the lenovo logo pops up is both random, and appears to be increasing. At first it would be anywhere from normal to ten minutes, but today I have had to restart twice (once because of a bsod caused by my out of date Intel drivers... please Intel make a driver that actually installs I've tried three times now and they are all broken) and the other because my wifi dropped and wouldn't come back. The first restart took 30 minutes for the lenovo logo to appear, and as I type (on my phone), this second restart has taken 30 minutes and may continue on.Obviously something has gone horribly wrong on a BIOS or EFI le... Read more

More replies
Relevance 39.77%

i brought a new advent 7109b in february this year ,,all was fine till yesterday it just went slow then real wierd ive been trying to sort it but it wasnt getting any better so i did system recover today which is built into the system ,but im horrified it now wont boot im just getting the error saying NTLDR IS COMPRESSED ,,,press ctlr alt and delete ,,but it just keeps restarting , oh my god i spent hundreds on this please please help me please ,,

i have no xp cd it didnt come with one as its all built in ,,,,,please help me guys

Answer:Solved: oh my god please please please help new laptop gone horribly wrong

9 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Alright, this is a long story, so there's your warning, but here goes.

I'm on a Toshiba Satellite P200 RT3, Vista Premium SP1 (I know, this is the XP forum, I'll explain soon)
Intel Core Duo 2.0
2Gigs of RAM
160Gig HDD

About three days ago I notice the computer is going a bit sluggish, eventually it comes to a complete crawl, making it virtually impossible to do anything. If I ran anything half-memory intensive, it would shut itself off. Sometimes it would shut itself in the middle of starting back up if I tried too soon.

I search around a bit, and found a few answers: it seemed like it was either a faulty Windows Update which caused one of the svchosts to hog 100% of the CPU, or possibly some abnormality with McAfee VirusScan. I try a few fixes for these problems, but every time, it works for an hour or two, then back to the terrible lag.

I, being desperate and foolish, tried the suggestion of deleting several "unneeded" Vista services (with tons of praise from other users, so what could be the harm?). Well, it fixed the problem, so to speak. My computer wasn't slow anymore...but that was probably because it couldn't do ANYTHING: it removed all my system tools, among other things, as well as the program needed to install other programs; oh boy, here we go.

So it finally dawns on me to use the backup CDs (the ones which they make you burn yourself). I boot up the computer with CD 1 of 2 in there, it does its thing, but about 10 minutes in I g... Read more

Answer:Laptop suddenly horribly slow

spongemonkey95, this link maybe of help

19 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hey, this is my first post here. I simply could not find an answer online and figured this would probably be my best bet.
This problem may seem absolutely tiny to most, but to someone like me, it's a constant source of unnecessary annoyance, and I would love to rid my PC of it immediately.

safe imgur link here for bigger picture:

Where the 3 arrows are pointing, you'll notice the slight white lines that stick down over the green. That's my apparently "hidden" taskbar that refuses to stay hidden. No matter what, there is always that super obnoxious white box there, and I cannot stand it.

Does anybody have an idea on how I might solve this minor annoyance? I would much appreciate it.

Answer:Horribly annoying but minor problem.

Hi Icarus and welcome to Eightforums,

It seems to me that you are having this issue using Google Chrome browser. To me it seems a problem with Google Chrome, not Windows 8.

Do you have this issue using Internet Explorer 10?

You also might want to check for new videocard updates. Otherwise you could inform Google of this problem.



19 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hi,Topic pretty much explains it. Have run several virus scans and will continue doing so while waiting on your response. Any help is greatly appreciated. Here is the HJT log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:54:57 PM, on 1/30/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\HelpSvc.exeC:\Downloads\Hijack This\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKCU\Software\... Read more

Answer:Computer Suddenly Horribly Slow

Hello Stamper and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. It looks like this was run from Safe Mode. There are no processes to speak of. If it wasn't run from Safe Mode then there ae some installation issues here.In any case, there are no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.It appears that there are multiple anti-virus applications installed on this computer (Avast and Norton). It is not recommended to have this because it can cause file access issues and if there is an infection the multiple programs can block each other from dealing with the infected file. I highly recommend that you choose which application you want to keep and uninstall the other one(s) to prevent these problems.Other than that you are good to go as far as malware is concerned. If you continue to experience performance issues then I would suggest posting in the XP forum here: . They can help analyze non-malware related system issues. Let them know that you have already been to this forum and that no malware was found.Cheers.OT

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

As AT&T provides my phone service, I decided a few months ago to sign up for DSL internet (after a couple months with dialup, no less) with their Pro Package, which provides connection speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps--what I had at my old home.

When I first got the service, it was practically the same as when I had it before: reasonably fast internet that I was definitely satisfied with. But for two or three months now, speeds have dropped down to barely a crawl. When before I could watch a YouTube video just by clicking on the link leading to its page, now I have to pause the video for a few minutes (even hours, depending on the length) to let it 'buffer' so that I can watch it without it stopping every three or four seconds to load.

Customer service has been polite, but unhelpful. All that they suggest is powercycling the modem and rebooting the computer (which I've done numerous times), checking the filters and phone cables (I've replaced both, to no avail), and scanning for viruses and other malware (which I've also done several times).

At times, the connection feels slower than dialup, and I can't work with subdialup speeds.

I would appreciate any help, and thank you in advance.

A speed test at says my download speed is 76 kbps, and my upload speed is 431 kbps.

HiJackThis Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:37:22 PM, on 7/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet ... Read more

Answer:Need Help: Horribly Slow Internet Speed

16 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hi all,

I know this is a bit of a broad question, but I could really use some advice/direction.

About 2 months ago I installed 3 or 4 Windows updates and IE7. Since that time, my machine is running REALLY slow and has horrible memory management.

Prior to the update, I was able to run Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Outlook, etc... all at the same time with no issues. Now, my machine is slow in general, and if I have 2-3 programs open at once it crawls.

It also takes MUCH longer to boot up. I probably should have rolled back the change, but I didn't associate it right off the bat but it's gotten worse. I've gone 2 months or so now, installed other programs, and I'm not sure what to do.

Don't know if there's something I can post to help find the issue.

Thanks for the help and support.


Answer:Since XP update, my machine runs horribly

hello & welcome to TSF,

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps ... Read more

2 more replies
Relevance 39.77%


I've got a bit of an issue on my hand.
Windows was being re-installed on my laptop from the partition. Unfortunately, the laptop shut off for unknown reasons - it was on charge and had a full battery, flipped open, and uninterrupted but it still shut off. Since then, I've not been able to get it to do much else but to start Windows, only for it to then tell me that apparently it was switched off during installation and asking me to reboot. Which accomplishes nothing but the same message all over again. So, as it would seem, it's not possible for me anymore to actually install the OS off the laptop itself.
Now the real issue is that it doesn't seem to install from discs or usb drives anymore either. Half of the time it will not open up the file at all from a disc or usb, although I did get it to boot Zorin OS off a disc once. Or well, almost; It showed that the kernel image was possibly damaged which is a known problem for certain Ubuntu ISO's, apparently.

I would hate to throw away a perfectly fine laptop (hardware wise) just because I can't figure out how to run a working OS on it and I'm really hoping to find a solution. Preferably I'd like to keep using Windows, especially since I've paid for it. If not, I'd be quite content using a Linux OS too of course.

Thank you very much for reading.
If more information is needed please let me know, as I'm nigh computer illiterate and wasn't too sure what information I should provide and what information I should leave ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Re-install went horribly wrong

Run a Startup Repair 3 times, one after the other. Can you now boot normally?

Startup Repair

5 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

guys i know this is an awful pain in the @ss but can anyone tell me what sh*t on my girlfriends computer i can turn off... she has something like 50+ processes running on her little inspiron 2200 notebook and its a little much

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:48:19 PM, on 4/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared... Read more

Answer:horribly slow laptop+hijack this=???

Follow these instructions carefully

Download ALL 7 programs and update them as soon as they are installed, this is very important, except for Hijackthis!.

Ad Aware SE Personal Free

Spybot Search and Destroy Free

Windows Defender 2 Beta

HijackThis Free




Follow these steps

Delete the prefetch folder C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, this folder will come back on next reboot.

Delete all cookies and temporary internet files in the control panel.

Go to Start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, disable everything except your antivirus, click apply, dont reboot yet.

Download Msconfig Cleanup below

Msconfig Cleanup Free

Run Msconfig Cleanup after you unchecked the items you were told to uncheck and recheck, click "Select All", then click "Clean up Selected", then click "Quit". Make sure your antivirus and firewall are not checked.

Now run each spyware program 1 by 1. Running all 3 at the same time will slow most systems down.

When each program has finished scanning, remove everything.

Now go to the recycle bin and delete everything that is in it.

When finished with the scans, reboot, and go into Safe Mode and run these scans again, remove everything they find, and then reboot back into Windows in normal mode. You dont need to run Hijackthis! yet.

Then run HiJackthis!

Save the log, copy and paste the log on
Do not attach the log, copy and paste always. ... Read more

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:18:03 PM, on 1/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

Answer:Pop-ups and Computer lagging horribly. Log inside. Please help!

13 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Winbows Vista Home Premium Sp2, Acer Aspire, AMD Athlon 64 x2 DCP 4200+, 1.0Gb RAM

Seems to startup horribly slow, occasionally BSoD after desktop first appears...Here are logs.

--Unable to download combofix even after disabling McAfee.

Is McAfee a resource hog? Should I replace McAfee's 'all-in-one' security for individual scanners, blockers, and firewall? My goal is not only to make sure malware is removed from this sytem, but also to streamline performance.

Answer:BSoD, horribly slow performance

Your problems are not due to malware. It is due to your PC's specs. You need to triple your memory. Yes while you think you have 1 GB of RAM, you only have 767MB to use because your on board graphics card already used 256MB. Your logs show.
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 1.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 767 MB
Available Physical Memory 169 MB
And to properly run Vista and current versions of all other software (especially modern protection software) you need a lot more memory. 2GB is the minimum we suggest with Vista but 3 GB is a better idea especially for you since your graphics card already stole .25 GB.

shotgunsnthehall said:

Is McAfee a resource hog?Click to expand...

Yes but you lack of adequate memory is where you should begin

shotgunsnthehall said:

My goal is not only to make sure malware is removed from this sytem, but also to streamline performance.Click to expand...

Then per the READ & RUN ME's instructions on how to deal with start ups, investigate not loading any of the below

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acer Product Registration] "C:\Program Files\Acer Registration\ACE1.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "... Read more

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hi. I had/have the Adware.Look2Me parasite. I did not know about Kill2Me until right now. Through help with friends and on other sites, I ran the following steps to remove it. Unfortunately, I went a step too far and now my entire windows desktop/start menu will not appear.

Below are the steps I took and attached is my HJT log. My computer now will turn on and load up but once I click on my name, windows will make its startup noise, hold at "Loading your personal settings" for much longer than usual, will start up with the normal background but no start menu and no desktop icons (or the typical loading processes.)

CTRL ALT DEL will bring up the task manager, which runs. I have selected many programs from task manager and they basically seem to work fine. I have tried to run "explorer.exe" from task manager and the start menu briefly appears and then disappears just as quickly. I do not know what to do.

Here's what I ran notice/earlier, before all this latest trouble. Please note that I am on a backup computer - with the above trouble on my target computer, I cannot connect to the internet from it. I ran HJT on the target computer from task manager and reproduced the log as attached.

**Random Windows Explorer Error** Address bar is checked as being visible, but its invisible. I never noticed this before...but the address bar in IE is missing too. Address bar in Firefox is unaffected.

1. Ran Ad-aware SE
As instructed in the "B... Read more

Answer:Look2Me removal gone horribly wrong

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Right now you are at a point where you need to seek help in the Software Forum not in the malware forum. Perhaps a System Restore would help but I'm not sure about that. It all depends on exactly what you deleted. Maybe you can create a new user account and copy various (only certain files may apply) info that still exists for the account that has been corrupted. Again that is just a guess. I'm not exactly sure of all things you may have removed but obviously as you already know, you removed stuff you should not have. I can see two files that you listed that are Windows OS files:

sporder.dll <--- Sporder.dll is a file used by programs to work with the Windows LSP chain. However sometimes malware uses this name. So it depends on where you deleted it from.
wpa.dbl <--- this is your Windows Product Activation database. See,3973,1151566,00.asp?rsDis=Windows_Product_Activation_(WPA)_for_Windows_XP_-Page007-11079

3 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hi I was/am infected by the Worm.Win32.NetSky virus. I've used your website before and had fantastic results, so naturally, I came here first to try and fix the problem.

I was following your instructions on removing malware. I successfully completed steps 1-5 of the READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide. I was up to step 6 which is the actual cleaning procedure. I followed step 1 exactly as it was written, so I began step 2. I installed, configured as per your instructions and ran SUPERAntiSpyware, which found about 45 issues. At the end I cleaned whatever it found and was told to restart the computer. Well upon restarting, it boots up ok but when you get to the blue XP welcome screen and hear the logon sound, then almost immediately you hear the logoff sound and find yourself at the account selection screen. I only have one account on my computer so i clicked it again and the same thing, it logs on and off.

I can't even logon to my computer at all...HELP!!!

Answer:Malware Removal Gone Horribly Wrong

Some malware is now corrupting system files. So when SAS removes an infected file, it may compromise your ability to boot. Please try doing the below:

How to recover from a corrupt registry.

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

My wife's 925 will throw her in circles and down roads that are completely unnecessary. We will punch in the same address in Here maps or in Drive and her device will give her a completely different route than my 925.
Both devices have had the Developer Preview installed and should be running the same updates, etc. This has been an on-going issue and I wondering if there is anything else I can do other than restoring the device.
OS version 8.10.14219.341 - Firmware 3051.50009.1439.0017
She has a new issue where her text messages and emails are not going through until she restarts the device (sending/receiving). This is completely intermittent, it will work mostly and without warning. The other day she sent like 5-6 and restarted her phone 3 days later and they all went through.

Answer:Why are my Here Drive/Maps horribly inaccurate?

Having the same issues, totally ruining my recent driving holidays.?

10 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Upgraded from Windows 8.1 (ran perfectly) to Windows 10 on my Toshiba Satellite Click Mini and it runs like this (not my video):

Hyper Lag and unusable Windows 10 - YouTube

A complete slide-show, basically.

I'd just like some confirmation (before I go back to Windows 8.1) that the reason it runs so badly is my tablet's specs: 1.33Ghz quad core, 2gb RAM. That's the problem, right? Only thing that makes me unsure is that it runs well on a cheap Linx 7 - in which case, why doesn't it run on a similarly specced Toshiba tablet? Bah.

Answer:Windows 10 running horribly on low end tablet

I'm having the same issue, adjusted the performance settings but not helped as much as I'd hoped. Any optimisation tips with anyone with the same computer?

2 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

she has a Compaq Presario SR2010NX Desktop PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

and i start it up and its super slow. like making me made slow (little patience)

it was always kinda a sluggish thing but never this bad.

i looked under the properties of my computer

it said 991mhz not 1.8ghz for the cpu

even when trying to do tasks like open up browsers and such.

pretty sure its not malware/virus.

any thoughts?

Answer:The mothers computer is horribly slow.

I thought you said you motherboard was slow, until I re-read this.

Anyway, the lower cpu mhz is due to a mechanism in AMD CPUs that slows the speed down until needed, saving electricity.

As to why it is slowing, it could be many a things.

Try the following software:
Ccleaner - this will clean up unused files, but won't hurt any program you may use.
Malwarebytes - This will check for registry errors, and fix them

Also, go to run, and type msconfig Go to the startup tab, you can able or disable any program that runs at startup. That can potentially slow it down.

3 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I've got a problem with the mouse cursor and my sound. It started yesterday(I didn't really install any new hardware or software). First my sound started stuttering and choppin while watching some YouTube videos and that spread to everything else(games and applications). Rebooting temporarily fixed that. Today however my mouse cursor does the same thing. I had a look in the task manager and I didn't see anything suspicious, the cpu usage is average and the only thing taking up CPU is Firefox.
Anyone know what's going on?

Answer:Mouse an audio stuttering horribly

Could you be overheating? Maybe check up on your CPU and GPU temps. If it's been a while, you may want to hit your fans with a can of air.

3 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

It seems like my computer is still responding very slow, from program launch to just normal everyday tasks. Now I've done a scan with Avira AntiVirus, and it returned a few trojans which were deleted, and my firewall has blocked alot of attempted attacks. But I don't really know if this is just a virus issue, or perhaps a program issue, considering I have about 4GB left of space on my hard drive, and tons of programs, it would seem to be the logical answer but I need professional help here.

Answer:System horribly slow due to viruses?

Please follow the instructions here:
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

attach the requested logs when you are ready.

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

OK so yesterday my boyfriend tells me to go try windows 8. So I go online download the release preview thing. Prior to this I was running windows 7, my computer was custom built by my boyfriend. I have all if my install disks except for my windows 7 disk. So I download and install windows 8. After the install got to the point of restatying my computer and asking me for my windows email address and such. It went to boot up and said it hadn't successfully installed I can not get it to boot windows 8 and I tried to do a restore point but apparently my computer never made one so now I put in my only operating system disk I can find which is for XP but it just tries to boot from it and I get the bsod it never even lets me get to the point of deleting partitioned space so I can just start over. Now my computer is a very expensive paper weight I put all my files on disks before I started this so I'm not worried about losing information I just need to get to a point that I can delete the partition. If some one can offer some advise I would greatly .appreciate it.

Answer:Windows 8 install gone horribly wrong please help

First things first I would suggest getting GParted to format the drive and get it ready for Windows 7.

GParted Usage Tutorial - Tech & Computer Forums

The next thing you need to do is download Windows 7:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Get the version that matches the serial you had when it was installed last time. If you dont know, ask your boyfriend what version it was and the serial for it. That way after you install Windows 7 again you can get it activated.

1 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hi, new to forum, scoured internet for 2 hours looking for solution...please help

HP touch smart IQ500

Intel duo 2.15ghz
Nvidia 9300m gs video

Here is my issue

I got windows 8 from Microsoft. Formatted my hard drive, and was going to dual boot it with windows 7. Anyway, winDows 8 was conflicting with my Nvidia 9300m gs card. I read that if you start in vga mode, it helps. I did that, but couldn't get into vga mode at the right time.

I then went into msconfig, and changed the windows 8 boot to boot in safe mode. *When I did that, it started up, and said that it could not install in Safe Mode. When it reboots, it does not give me the option to choose between win 7 or win 8, it just goes back to that loading screen, and hangs. *I try pressing F8 after BIOS Spash, but nothing happens. It sucks, the one time I buy an upgrade, I don't get a disk, and can't boot from it.

Really not sure how to get around this thing from trying to continue installing.

Any Help is appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 install gone horribly wrong

The reason that people could dual boot the pre-release of Windows 8 was that it was a full version. You can't do this with an upgrade and the Windows 7 you upgraded from.

In order to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8, you either need a full version of Windows 8 (not an upgrade) or have two Windows 7 licenses, one of which you upgrade to Windows 8.

19 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

I am pretty sure this computer has a virus along with Malware. Here is a copy of Hijackthis

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:13:15 PM, on 4/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1186616625\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Fast Browser SearchP\FastBrowserSearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Profiler\lwemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.1\waol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfe... Read more

Answer:Possible Virus Computer is Running horribly

16 more replies
Relevance 39.77%

Hello. I'm having issues other than the usual ones in life.

Problem is this. Artifacts due to overheating. I've been monitoring my video card's processor temps at load on various games like Sims 3, Fallout 3, NWN2. These are reasonably aged games, yes. Fallout 3 runs wonderfully.

The other two, on the other hand, send my video card upwards of 80C, even up to 105C once. My friend built my machine, I trust him. He said my power supply was more than able to handle the GeForce 9800 GTX+ (EVGA brand). (Thermaltake Purepower W0121RU 600W ATX12V V2.0 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply)

As of right now I have my side open with a floor fan sitting right beside it, and even tonight as winter draws near I just hit 80+ playing Sims 3, getting artifacts. The games RUN smoothly, I have no real lagging issues. It's just that darned overheating/artifacting.

I have my video card's fan on 100%, I have 7 or so fans in total in the machine overall. I have the card set at below the factory default overclock. I have no idea what to do about this issue. I could get a new card, but I see overheating mentioned here and there (though nowhere near as much as I've seen people with 9800's complain). I have no experience with ATI cards. I do not have the means to get into expensive water cooling methods.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

General Specs:
Win XP Pro SP3
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+
ASUSTeK Computer I... Read more

Answer:Video Cards: Any that don't overheat horribly?

Good excuse to upgrade to a Radeon HD 5750 or 5770
You could probably just have the heatsink full of dust though... (if this is not built recently and always have had the overheating problem). Take a can of compressed air or an air compressor and go outside to blow the card, and preferably the whole computer clean...
Still, with that kind of an outrageous overheating (and artifacts already at ~80-90 C, shouldn't be happening), there's something wrong with the card...

3 more replies