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How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

Question: How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

I did a re-install of Windows, and since then, my G-mail Notifier tries to check my e-mail before my Wifi connection is established- resulting in an error. Then about 15 seconds later, it will finally connect, and then I can select to have it re-check for an Internet Connection. It's a small, but annoying, boot-up annoyance. My browser also starts in offline mode.What's more is, the wireless network notification in the tray doesn't even appear while I'm waiting, to even say it's disconnected, it just looks as if I have no wireless adapter at all for those 15 seconds. Considering 15 seconds is how long it takes my PC to boot to desktop, it's like I'm waiting twice as long for my PC to be internet usable.Is there a way I can advance the priority during start up for loading the wireless adapter driver? Would the necessary service be the Wireless Zero Configuration service, or would it be something else?Athlon XP 3200 Barton CorenVidia Quadro4 980XGL 128MB 1GB PC3200Windows XP Professional SP2BenQ 24" FP241W LCD

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Preferred Solution: How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

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Answer: How to load WZC first in XP startup process?

I am only going to deal with one issue at a time."G-mail Notifier"Give us a link, so we know which one you are talking about.

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I can not even to get it to work. It will not load the process at all.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:59:19 AM, on 7/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bmwebcfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
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WTF?

When I start the game "DiRT", press enter, the message like that, saying, that load profile is aborted, appears. Why? What I did wrong? Is this a bug in the game? I dont want to create a new profile. I wanna go on, but I can't because of this stupid issue.

Im running windows XP SP2. 2.33 GHz / 1,98 GB of RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

I have a patch 1.2 installed to my DiRT.

Hope somebody will answer.

Cheers,
S.
 

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Please adviseUsing MS BootVis I have analyzed my boot. It takes 141 seconds for my X61 to boot. Everything including video but not shell is loaded within 20 seconds. Then there is a a 110 second period of periodic small disk and CPU activities with two large disk and CPU blocks within. At about 132 seconds the shell starts to load, the shell load is completed at 141 seconds and then the processes start to load. The process loads take another 100 seconds.My major concern is the 140 second boot. This is a relatively new phenomena but I can not point to any particular action that lead to this boot performance catastrophe.I run MS OneCare with regular virus scans. I have run CCleaner to remove all temp files and clean up the registry. I have reviewed processes and services being loaded and removed those that I as an amateur thought could be removed. Please note that for business reasons my entire hard drive is encrypted using True Crypt and I also run a Checkpoint VPN service. I have been using these for some time prior to the boot problem.
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  0 downloadsThanks in advance for any assistance.-------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:16:42 AM, on 3/14/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS ... Read more

Answer:141 second boot then 100 second process load

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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my hp dv6-2111sa laptop will not load windows 7at first time .please tell me my problem

Answer:startup can't load at first time & report startup problem.

You have told us your problem but without more details no one here can help you!

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When I boot up, the C: drive stays lit for a long time. It is still loading my "process's" in the task manager.
I see that all my AVG files are usually the last to load, and I think this is the reason my boot up is not
as fast as it used to be. I ran malware bytes, AVG free, and CCleaner. They are all clean, no spyware, virus's
etc.

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do? I tried bootvis, that didn't help either. I've only got one
file in my start up, and that the AVG reference. I defrag twice a week also.

Thanks
Silverado4
 

Answer:Process load slow, especially AVG processes

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On my Toshiba laptop, Firefox (3.5.5) will stop loading new sites. I am able to access a few sites by hitting the back and forward buttons, but nothing past ~5 either way. Any kind of attempt to load something new (a streaming music app like Pandora) will not work. I can exit Firefox but cannot end the process (firefox.exe). The only way to restart Firefox is to restart the computer. I've reinstalled Firefox and started from scratch, but it hasn't worked.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Firefox locks up, won't load any websites or end process

Have you tried other browsers to see if its just Firefox?

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I was reading an article referred to me from another thread on the Windows OS boot process, and while reading, I couldn't help but wonder --
When a computer turns on, why can't it start loading the OS earlier on in the boot process?
Regarding the gradual unfolding of a computer's boot processes from power-on -> OS loaded, why are there so many "hoops" to jump through in the boot process? It seems like the BIOS has to point to this location, this location can then read that location, that location can then load this location, this location runs this to load that location, etc., progressively higher and higher level. Even accessing a hard drive, it seems like there are multiple incarnations of "drivers" that need to be used until the highest-level drivers within the OS can take over.

I can sort of understand why it's necessary for a lifeless piece of machinery be able to go from a powerless, very low-level functionality and climb the ladder to higher functionality (with analogies like needing to start in lower gears to work up speed toward higher gears), but as far as computers go, I don't particularly understand the specifics of why it can't be done in less "hoops". I'd guess it's a large part of what the BIOS->UEFI transition is for -- a higher-level intermediary between powerless low-level hardware and higher-functioning OS abilities...?

I think I can catch the drift analogy-wise, but if anyone... Read more

Answer:Why can't computers load the OS earlier in the boot process?

Well which parts of the procedure do you have questions about? If you pick out a particular step, we can explain why it is necessary.
 

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Used to have win 7, upgraded to 10 a couple weeks ago.

Randomly yesterday the computer turned off. I turned it back on and it said it shut down incorrectly and it was going to go through the repair process. It kept going through a loop and would never complete that process. It gave me some other options such as system restore which I tried but it could not find any restore points. Then I tried another option which was the last viable one, unfortunately I don't recall what it was, but I remember it implied to me that it would be rolling back my operating system to Windows 7 instead of 10, 7 being my previous OS.
I let this run over night and I came back to it in the morning and it was still sitting there. I turned the computer off and then back on and it automatically went back into that process.

I am unsure if my hard drive is faulty or if the OS is corrupted or something.

Can I do something in BIOS to bypass this and get into windows? Should I reinstall windows on this harddrive, or buy a new one?

Thankyou for any feedback and information.

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I was wondering what the difference was whether you had a program load at startup (by checking a box within the program to have it load when the computer boots) and unchecking that box but moving a shortcut to the programs executable into the startup folder on the start menu.

Is there any difference?
 

Answer:Load at Startup or Load at Starup?

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Since about a few weeks ago I noticed that when I leave my PC idle, and if I don't press any key or use the mouse for about 20 to 30 minutes, some rogue svchost.exe process will start utilizing about 20-40% of CPU resources.

As soon as I move the mouse pointer or press any key (which is necessary if I'm to find out which process it is), that process seems to vanish completely and the CPU load goes back to normal.

I tried to locate which particular svchost.exe file it is by leaving sysinternals process explorer running (I hoped to find out its PID) but it seems that even its PID gets changed from one time to another. It seems that the process not only stops using a lot of CPU resources when the PC is not idle anymore, but that it completely stops running.

I ran ESET Smart Security 8 several times and it doesn't find anything suspicious.

Does anyone have some suggestions as to how I could locate the problematic process and hopefully get rid of it once and for all?

Answer:Rogue svchost.exe process stealthily causes high CPU load

Just some ideas.

Check if you have anything Scheduled.
Check and see if you have your security System to scan.
Check and see if indexing is completed.
Check and see if you have MRT running.
Check and see if you have any Auto Updating programs.
Do you have any Auto Cloud backup programs running

I would also recommend running Malwarebytes to be sure.

https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...FYI_aQodaw4AWw

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Hey everybody,

This is my first post and I am trying out 7 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. I know its not very powerful, but it is running 7 nicely (when it does run..)

In any case, I am dual booting 7 and XP from this 1.6 atom, 1gb ram netbook. The install always goes smoothly and so do most programs. However, I will get BSODs regularly when the system is under load doing lots of tasks. The error messages seem to be different every time. I have gotten volsnap.sys, bad pool caller,and lots more. Superfetch will often crash as well. The screens flash by so quickly I can't always see the exact error messages.

These are appearing after clean installs of 7 with 2-3 programs installed. I have attached one of the minidumps if that would help, but any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!

Reed

Answer:5-6 full re-installs, still BSODs under process load on Aspire One

I got this also.. I think it is an audio driver issue.. did you get music whtn this crashes?

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In order to know which files are valid, I need to know the Startup Name. I can see the Process Name in Task Manager, but where do I find the Startup Name? Thanks for any help. Mary

Answer:Process Name v Startup Name

Try here http://computercops.biz/StartupList.html and pay extra attention to the notes at the bottom of the page.

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Question: startup process

could anyone give me a quick rundown of what happens inside a computer from the moment u turn on the power until it reaches the desktop? if that's too much, then at least until it finishes with BIOS, sincei dont really understand exactly what BIOS does.

Answer:startup process

This link is for Win 95/98 but ya didn't specify which OS ya use, but it's probably close. http://www.compphix.com/95-98bootsequence.html

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Hello, I'm facing a following problem: Some random programs on my PC won't start. I click on the icons, and some of them load their windows, but some programs do not load anyting but a process in task manager. It seems random. The same program can work once and after a restart or some time - it ceases to. What could be the cause?I experienced several unusual sym[ptoms recentyl, but couldn't trace it back to one particular moment:In order from the oldest to the most recent event: From time to time system won't load and there was a information on the black screen that a file ntos.dll (something with NT and OS and DLL in the name) could not be loaded and needed re-installation. But I ignorantly ignored this thing.In total commander unzipped files "disappeared": unpacking file in one column caused the action of unpacking but there was no output file in the second column. I converted my system partition from fat32 to NTFS (no intended correlation).Most recent: Google Chrome could start a download but it stopped after few bytes (with different source sites).I have win xp pro sp3, ESET SS 3.0, all up to date. I can load ubuntu via dual boot if need be. Could you guys please help me?I've made a combofix scan, maybe a log can come in useful. In case you wanna have a look: ComboFix 09-12-11.05 - Cyryl 2009-12-12 22:55:55.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1250.48.1045.18.2038.1638 [GMT 1:00]Uruchomiony z: c:\documents and settings\Cyryl\Pul... Read more

Answer:Random programs load but nothing happens, can't kill process, windows do not respon

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi

I?m experiencing very annoying issue. CPU loaded with System Idle Process always. Because of that there is serious lag in iterfase. Problem appeared almost sumultaniusly on there different PCs. Using ?Process Explorer? and going to System Idle Process - Threads I?ve found processes with names:
ntoskrnl.exe!KiDespatch Interrupt+0x650 (on one PC)
or
ntoskrnl.exe!KiCpuId+0x6a0 (on two others)

I have three diffenent machines - one old acer laptop, one modern desktop and wmware virtual machine running on macbook. All have same OS - win 7 ultimate sp1. All of them are in the same network.

I?ve tried to localise issue by removing services and applications from startup - nothing, I?ve scanned machines with microsoft security essentials, Dr Web CureIT and Kaskpersky virus removal tool. Still nothing.

CPU get loaded as soon as system starts. Number of ntoskrnl.exe instances equals to number of CPU kernels. 1, 2 and 8 in my case on different PCs .

I?ve been googling the whole Sunday - nothing helped. Some suggest that it is hardware related... apparently it is not as it happend to three complitely different computers.

Can? anyone suggest what else can I try?

Answer:ntoskrnl.exe threads hosted by system Idle process load 100% CPU

Welcome to TSF.

From what I see here, the System does not have enough RAM and a lot of TCP/IP traffic has just begun. As the 'problem' occurs on 3 machines, have you tried rebooting the router/switch/hub (common factor)?

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Whenever I load the game Grand Chase, 5 minutes later I get the generic host process for win32 error, and then after that I get windows explorer is not responding and I lose all my icons, making me restart my computer. I also notice I have no sound after the error. Every other game i play (Warcraft, Lunia, Gunbound, Starcraft, Flyff, etc.) they all work fine no generic host process whatsoever. I really want to fix this, because my sister loves playing Grand Chase but now she can't because of the damn error. If I need to I will post a Hijack this log. thank you! Oh and if this helps, I recently installed windows xp sp2 and reinstalled all drivers for my keyboard, mouse, and speakers.
 

Answer:Solved: Help! Generic Host Process error whenever I load the game

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Okay. I have a process that keeps liking to run called tpd.exe. I'm not sure what it is, but here's a hijack this log file...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:22:27 AM, on 2/5/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.41\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Users\Nate\AppData\Local\Temp\Tpd.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Users\Nate\Downloads\cwshredder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeNames.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Link... Read more

Answer:Unknown startup process

hi,Your log is a few days old. If you still need help simply reply to my post.

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Hi guys,

When I was cleaning up my processes I deactivated "ETDCtrl" which is the Elan mouse pad control which allows various functions. I reactivated the process because I want this to oad on startup but now it just refuses to open on startup.

When I reboot and go into the folder where it is stored then it opens and works fine - it just won't open in startup despite it being selected in msconfig. I tried moving a copy into the startup folder but this still doesn't work. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Luke
 

Answer:Why won't this process open at startup?

It may depend on another service which was also disabled.

You could try manually reinstalling the drivers for that device. They should be available from the laptop manufacturers website.
 

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Could anybody recommend a really good document for XP boot process that any 60+ year old could read and understand fairly easily only having basic IT Knowledge.
Thanks
 

Answer:Windows startup process

http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html

I think you can muddle through this. Age is irrelevant, persistance is key when things get confusing
 

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How do you prevent "WFXSVC.EXE" & "WFXMOD32.EXE" to startup?
This has something to do w/ my Winfax software which should not startup.
I have configured this of NOT starting up.

Months later, I noticed that my PC picked up my phone call as if my Winfax software was loaded & enabled.

Can somehelp me here? Do I go into the Registry Editor for this?
I have Win XP: Prof

 

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I was cruising through the startup configuration utility thingamajiggy because I recently learned how to use it. I found a process that has nothing in its name or "Command" i.e. it is blank. I was wondering if I should turn it off or leave it on. I have attached a screenshot of it.

Thanks

(P.S. the other processes are blurred out, because I saw someone else had done it to their image and guessed that it might be a smart thing to do. If an original screenshot is needed, just ask and I'll get one.)

Answer:Strange Process In Startup

You want to leave that aloneA better and much safer way to disable start up items is to download:codestuff starter control panel

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Using Bootvis to check start up the process svchost.exe is shown and refering to:-click here it could be a TROGAN and is not a legitimate svchost.exe process.Anyone know how to stop this process as my P.C. is slow to start up and slow to connect to the internet.Registry cleaners and anti virus programs do not pick up the process.

Answer:svchost.exe - Startup Process

I came across a similar problem with a pals pc an svchost process taking up all the processor power.I found this by opening the task manager and "end tasking" that svchost process. I did eventually solve it but I can't really remember how! (fat lot of help you are thinking). However it may be worth downloading and scanning with prevx CSI. It is free to use and you only pay if it finds a problem to solve. Unlike many of the AV / reg cleaner products that work on this basis and (supposedly) find hundreds of problems, it will only find problems that really exist. It has been a saviour for me a couple of times when all else failed.Good luck.

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For some reason, everytime I reboot, I find winword.exe in my process list.

Has anyone ever encounted this? Why on earth would Winword launch itself at startup into my process.
 

Answer:Winword in process @ startup

Is there a shortcut to word in your startup folder?
 

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Hi,I have a bad svchost process at start-up. I've clean up via anti-virus, malwarebytes, and got rid of some non-essentials start-up programs. Computer runs, but as it belongs to an 80+ year old couple, I'd like to get it clean without a rebuild. I'm attaching the latest HiJackThis log - if anybody can see something I missed, I would appriciate it.
 Harry_HiJackThis.txt   6.07KB
  9 downloadsThanks, CLM

Answer:Bad svchost process at startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have Autoruns on my computer. I ran it went through it and unchecked some things I knew were safe. Others I am not so sure. How do I copy the list to post for you guys to help me with? I would like to speed up the startup time.

Monique
 

Answer:Startup Process and Programs

I am uninstalling HP Advisor....is that going to mess things up?
 

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In my startup it shows a process that is just listed as the letter "r" and the command is just "r." This looks weird to me...should I be worried?

Here's a Hijack This log just to be safe...any help is appreciated:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:17:39 PM, on 4/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Maxtor Backup\MaxBackServiceInt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\SyncServices.exe
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Answer:Bizarre Process in Startup

No replies...hard to know if that means nobody sees anything wrong, or just unlucky on my part.

The computer seems to be running fine...I've run a few spyware/AV sweeps and found nothing. But I'm just so darn suspicious of startup processes.

Anyone recognize this?
 

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In msconfig, I have something called regsvr32 /s msqrt.dll set to run at startup. I also have one line that is totally blank. My computer has been painfully slow to start up recently and I'm wondering if this could be symptomatic of a virus. Any info about the .dll above would be great. Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: What is this startup process?

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I use AIM 5.9, and everytime I start up my windows 7 RTM x86 and log in, my AIM, which is set automatically to start with windows, doesn't show up anywhere. I check my task manager, and I see aim.exe. I end process, and open aim again. Doesn't show up again. I have to do this maybe 3 times before it finally shows up. Also, I think turning off my internet before logging in fixes this problem. Also, I have kind of the same problem with ventrilo. Although it doesn't automatically start with windows, if i'm using ventrilo and exit it, it doesn't actually dissappear from the processes tab. I have to end process. This might happen with a few other programs but I can't really remember which, if at all. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Having to end process for AIM at startup a few times

Hello, Welcome!

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling those programs?
Just a thought, may or may not work.

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I installed windows 7 pro 64 on my laptop and desktop. But the laptop will not check disk or defragment the system files/pagefiles. There must be something starting up that prevents this. Disk check just freezes at the countdown 1. The defragment at bootup says the disk is being used by another process. My desktop with the same files has zero trouble doing all this. I can only assume the sony vaio laptop program/drivers that I installed from there website (40 of them) may be the culprit?? Being I have two fresh installs right next to each other sort of helps zero in on this. Anyway to see what could be starting up BEFORE the defragment/chkdisk gets a chance to start?? Thanks for any help in advance. regards Rick

Answer:Premature process startup

Hello, Welcome!

Have you installed any programs since doing the clean install? Try removing all programs, or doing a clean install, and immediately try to run Defragment.

If the above does not work, you have a more serious problem. We will try to get it resolved for you.

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Hi there,

I shutdown my PC as usual and when I booted it up again I only get the original desktop background picture (not the one I changed it too). The mouse works but all desktop items are gone and the only thing that works is the task manager (ctrl+alt+del) Checking the processes, explorer.exe is not running but all the usual processes (McAfee etc) are.
I tried starting explorer.exe as a new task and this didn't work.
Running in safemode I get a black screen and again no explorer.exe and I'm unable to start it in taskmgr.

I have no floppy drive on this PC and I do know that there was a repair file partitioned for me by the PC shop as it didn't come with the XP CD, but not sure I can access this.

Can anyone offer any advice or point me in the right direction??

Cheers
 

Answer:startup issue - no explorer.exe process

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Google usually comes up trumps when searching for startup processes within msconfig. Seems to flag up on a lot off Spanish & French HighjackThis logs but no English.

Anyone heard of this?

Answer:Mystery Startup process E_S16C?

Not a good sign
I would treat it as malware

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I cannot disable Startup processes. Both Task Manager and from third party software that permit, you can disable processes inico Windows, but unfortunately, when you re-start the PC, you find that the processes that had disabled the reloaded, although they appearing as disabled in the Task Manager.
How to fix?.

Answer:Cannot disable a Startup Process in Windows

Your language is confusing....
Could you please try to explain what you mean in better english ? Google-Translate might help you.

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Slow XP startup - what have I done?
How to Fix Windows Xp Slow Startup?
Why is Windows XP Startup So Slow?
Why does my computer have a slow startup?

How to investigate a slow startup process on Windows XP computers on a medium business domain?

Answer:slow startup process on Windows XP

what OS you got ?

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Which Processes' can I safely remove?

Answer:Unneeded Process', Service , Startup?

Hi Kinyl, unfortunately I cant see anything from your screen shot due to the Image being too small so I can not offer any assistance.
Please up-load a clearer image so we can read it.
Thanks, JR

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I'm on Windows Vista 64-bit home premium with SP1. I've getting 2 error messages I can't get rid of.

1.

I have this error since I got this Asus laptop. It shows up after Windows is loaded and desktop is shown.

2.

I think this error started showing up after I disabled Adobe Download Manager in Firefox. This error message would show up right before Windows go to the desktop. Without clicking OK, Windows would not proceed. I checked the directory to search for the dll, but there is no such folder in my programs folder. I tried to enable it again in Add-on but it didn't show up in hte add-on anymore. I tried to download it from Adobe, thinking I may install it once again and uninstall it to get rid of it. But, it goes to an error page in Adobe.

I searched both names in regedit and couldn't find matching names. I checked the services, start tab of System Configuration and couldn't really see any application resmembes the applications in the error messages. Where are they activated if not in any of the places I tried? How can I get rid of both error messages?

Thanks for the help,

Answer:error message in the startup process

You may not be able to see the image from 110mb.com. Here ar ethe text forthe eror message:

1. MS Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime Error!
Program: ... ogram Files (x86)\ASUS\Direct Console\Direct console.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

2. RunDLL
Errorloading c:\Porgram Files (X86)\NOS\bin\getPlus_Helper.dll

The specified module could not be found.

THANKS!

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This, I think, is an easy one.I know to go to MSCONFIG, startup, then disable some of the programs at startup.But I always have about 59 process in backround, and my comuter is very slow lately.So.1. As soon as im done her im running Ad-Aware and spy bot.2. How do I know what all those startup programs are, and what is safe to disabel? Some are clear, like AOL. Others I have NO idea.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks,Gail

Answer:Startup- 59 Process Running In Backround-help

Hello juhgail!Use Answers That Work or Process Library. Put the names of the files into the box and search for them. This will help you to decide which ones to remove.. Also, concerning your slow computer, please read this excellent thread of how to speed up your computer again, which will make it run a lot smoother and hopefully faster:Slow Computer?Hope this helps,Charles

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I have been trying to solve this issue on my own for a while with no luck. Basically, my laptop will not complete the startup process unless I press "f1" when the initial startup screen appears. If I don't press "f1", it just goes to a blank screen and does nothing. I then have to press "ctrl + alt + delete" and when the initial startup screen appears, press "f1". Otherwise, the computer will not complete the startup process. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Laptop Won't Complete Startup Process

Check the Event Viewer Log and see if it reports an application hang at startup. Also do a "diagnostic startup" using "run>msconfig" and turn off certain apps until you find the one that is causing the slowdown.

You get no error messages, especially naming the app (or hardware maybe) that is causing the problem ?

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Hi I have Been looking round my computer and i noticed that i have a weird startup and process list. for example in the startup list i have several of the same entries and the same for my process list, i have done a print screen of my process list and i attach a HJT log and a startup list. Good Luck!!
 

Answer:Strange startup And process list

Nothing attached

Just do a HiJack log for now
 

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Hi everyone. I am now having another problem with Firefox.

So when I startup my computer, I click on the Firefox icon in my taskbar. It loads up perfectly, and displays my homepage. But as soon as I click on a bookmark on my toolbar or type something into Google it just shows the grey spinning wheel saying connecting...

I have worked out a way to solve this, I just close Firefox go into the task manager and end the process "firefox.exe" and then start Firefox up again. Then it starts loading webpages pages like it should.

I have reinstalled Firefox and have updated it to the latest version.

Does anyone have a suggestion that could help me with this?
P.S I have also had some problems with Flash Player too. Sometimes when I load a webpage it displays an error saying Shockwave flash may be busy or has stopped responding. Then it gives me the options continue or stop plugin. I am not sure what is causing this error.

Answer:Firefox restarting process at startup

Try these steps from Mozilla and see if it helps.

Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems | Firefox Help

This other link helps you reset your Firefox connection.

How to Troubleshoot a Reset Connection in Firefox | eHow

This other link shows you how to reset Firefox.

Reset Your Firefox | The Den

Hope one of them helps you.

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hi guys!

happy new year to all of you!

I am preparing 4 laptops for my business and installing everything at the same time in the 4 devices... there is something i INSTALLED that increased the boot time (from start up to the final windows welcome sound) from 30-35 secs to about 2 minutes, the disk usage led shows that there is something accessing the disk

i tried with task manager and see nothing, i used resource monitor to see what is the disk usage for.. and i can decipher...
then i wonder... are ther out any software that after boot up.. shows me each process.. how many time took to start up or something like that?

something like blue screen viewer that tells you what caused the blue screen
thank you

Answer:Any program that log the startup time of each process?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kharl


there is something i uninstalled that increased the boot time (from start up to the final windows welcome sound) from 30-35 secs to about 2 minutes, the disk usage led shows that there is something accessing the disk


This can be a bear to find (the disk access thing), but as for your startup times question, I found a free program from R2 Studios that can be very useful:

Startup Delayer Overview | r2 Studios

The program runs at startup. Launch it, click the Running Tasks tab, and then right-click in any of the column headers and select the Start Time parameter. This column then shows the Date & Time each running process started, so you see any long gaps from one task to the next.

I have this running on all my computers for this feature, and this feature alone i.e. I don't even use the main "startup delayer" function!

Sometimes it's difficult or impossible, especially if the process is svchost.exe, to tell exactly what caused the delay, but another tool called Svchost Viewer can at least tell you what services are running for a given Process ID PID:

svchost viewer - Home

If it IS svchost.exe that seems to cause the delay, you might use this to next stop/disable whatever services lie within to see if you can find the issue.

Good luck--that you have multiple machines to check against each other should at least give you a fighting chance to find the issue.

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Just noticed this a few nights ago on another persons username for XP. I don't know why a .tmp file would be loading itself at startup for a few times in a row.

heres a startup list log to show

StartupList report, 7/6/2004, 12:37:55 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Cole's Stuff\Hijack This\Hijack This and Stinger\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
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Running processes:

C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\Ink Monitor\InkMonitor.exe
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Ashley\LOCALS~1\Temp\~e5d141.tmp
C:\Cole's Stuff\Hijack This\Hijack This and Stinger\StartupList.exe

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Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
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Answer:Why is there a .tmp file running as an process at startup

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Hi all,

I am trying to write a batch file on Win XP which kills a process after the system boots up. I have tried it with simple file batch file like:
Code:
@echo off
taskkill /F /IM process.exe
and i added the new registry entry in
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
to run the batch file on system startup. It is all OK with that, but the problem is that at the time of the system startup the process may or may not be running. I just want to make sure that the process is killed after all. I have thought about doing it with some kind of sleep in the batch file, but at the end i've found out that it's not the best way to do it, since the process may be started up after this time period and this should be as quick as possible and i need to be sure that the process get killed. Any help with this??

Thx in advance
 

Answer:Killing a process on system startup

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Recently, I've been trying to educate and re-familiarize myself about startup programs, startup manager programs, process manager programs and the like. And even though I consider myself rather computer literate, all that info started to feel a bit overwhelming.

In particular, I found the Start-up Applications; Do You Really Need All of Them? page on Pacman's Portal to be very educational. And I greatly appreciated the list of startup manger programs near the bottom of the page. I even found a few that was not on that list and I was surprised that so many existed.

Question:
Do any of you know of a startup/processs manager that allows in-depth customization of startups and/or processes which are to be automatically allowed or temporarily disabled automatically? By that, I mean a program with the option to create and save custom profiles and then load said profiles later for particular situations?

Example:
Say I want maximum protection while I'm online and browsing, so I want my antivirus, anti-spyware, and various "automatic update" process to run in the background. But later, I decided to play a very memory and CPU intensive game offline and my PC specs barely fit the requirements, so I want all the extra resources I can get. So, I'd prefer a program in which I could create "Safe Browsing" and "Game Mode" profiles, the latter of which would disable those startup apps and background processes while I'm gaming. I'd ... Read more

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Here is showing some of my star up processes. The suspicious one is called "Ass" , I right click and the "open file location" is greyed out. What could this be? Is it a trojan? If it is something, malewarbytes did not detect it and I did a full system scan 1 week ago.
 
 
 

Answer:Weird Startup Process, I Have No Idea What It Is!

Welcome aboard  Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as Autoruns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:Paste content of Autoruns.txt file into your next reply.

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Hi guys

at startup my machine loads 5 processes "svchost"

I need to disable ONE of these; I've tried with Greatis Regrun 4, but I can't see the entry that fit the process I want to disable...

so I ask you the prompt command/s (or something else) to disable a process that automatically loads at startup

Thank you, bye
 

Answer:disabling a process that loads at startup

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Hi guys i've been having this annoying problem since a year ago and recently i've been trying to fix this.

The problem here is that for some reason i'm getting an instance of iexplore.exe running every startup. It doesn't seem to be harmful and the source of the file is from the program files folder itself. I usually just end the process till my next reboot. If i run another instance of IE, it'll actually show up as a non-system process.

There seems to be an issue when i have that frustrating instance of iexplore.exe running though. Sometimes my multimedia keys on my MS keyboard will be unresponsive. Let's say the button that opens the My Music folder, if i leave iexplore.exe running then there's a lag time for the folder to come up when i press the button. Once i end the process, all these problems go away. Not sure if they are related.

The steps i've taken so far were uninstalling ie7...deleting limewire, running spybot and clearing everything it found. I also installed Spy Eraser and it found something different. Because of it's own firewall software, it showed me that the iexplore.exe in question was trying to access ie.search.msn.com even without the browser open. TCPVIEW manages to capture the process accessing the internet occasionally.

Here's my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:14:26 AM, on 9/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal ... Read more

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I'm no tech genius, in fact I'm lucky I can even browse the internet. But if anyone can help me that'd be awesome. I recently started torrenting and although I have finally completed my movie/music collections I have noticed it reaks havoc on my computer. So I tried to remove utorrent and wrap things up with a couple of virus/malware scans. Normally I use Norton 360 but sometimes like this time I also use malware bytes. Malware Bytes detected a few PUPs and I blindly deleted all of them. Now I am having problems when the computer starts up. I see the hp logo when I initially hit the power button, and then it's a blank screen for about 10-15 minutes before I see the "Starting Windows" screen. That delay didn't used to exist and I'm wondering if I deleted a critical program file that is necessary for Windows to startup correctly. I do have the Windows 7 starter disc and I'm curious if that would potentially solve the problem or if some other solution would be better. Can anyone help? Thanks!

Answer:Delayed startup process after removing PUPs

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bc22


I'm no tech genius, in fact I'm lucky I can even browse the internet. But if anyone can help me that'd be awesome. I recently started torrenting and although I have finally completed my movie/music collections I have noticed it reaks havoc on my computer. So I tried to remove utorrent and wrap things up with a couple of virus/malware scans. Normally I use Norton 360 but sometimes like this time I also use malware bytes. Malware Bytes detected a few PUPs and I blindly deleted all of them. Now I am having problems when the computer starts up. I see the hp logo when I initially hit the power button, and then it's a blank screen for about 10-15 minutes before I see the "Starting Windows" screen. That delay didn't used to exist and I'm wondering if I deleted a critical program file that is necessary for Windows to startup correctly. I do have the Windows 7 starter disc and I'm curious if that would potentially solve the problem or if some other solution would be better. Can anyone help? Thanks!


If you use "System Restore", I would try using a restore point prior to the problem.

HTH

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Whenever I start up my computer, to stop real slowdowns I have to stop an application/process called "Ins". I click end task and all of the lag goes away, but I'd like to stop it starting up when I switch my computer off. Also, if I leave it on, limewire starts, so I guess it has somthing to do with that. How do I stop it?

Answer:Process starting up at startup, how do I make it stop?

start- run- msconfig-startup tab- uncheck the unimportant ones

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Why is there a Windows Host Process (Rundll32) in my Startup tab in Task Manager?

I'm not sure if this is a Windows 10 default action, or if it came from some program I installed. Shouldn't rundll32.exe start automatically if it's needed?

It's not a virus, I'm positive it's the official exe in System32.
I'm just curious, wondering why it's there. I can disable it without any obvious consequences.

Answer:Why is Windows Host Process (Rundll32) in my Startup?

Rundll32 is used to execute a dynamic link library as an executable. I would grab autoruns and look at the full execution command and see what it is being used to run. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../bb963902.aspx

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Hello, I need help with a problem. My computer is running really slow so i restarted my computer and pressed ctrl alt del. Looked under processes with out any applications running these are the processes that are running.

SynTPEnh.exe User
THotkey.exe User
avgemc.exe User
wdfmgr.exe Local Service
swupdtmr.exe system
alg.exe Local Service
DVDRAMSV.exe system
CFSvcs.exe system
CDAC11BA.EXE system
avgupsvc.exe system
avgamsvr.exe User
AOLacsd.exe User
spoolsv.exe Local Service
explorer.ext Network Service
ati2evxx.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe Network Service
acs.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe Network Service
svchost.exe system
ati2evxx.exe system
lsass.exe system
services.exe system
winlogon.exe system
csrss.exe system
smss.exe system
TPSBattM.exe User
ctfmon.exe1 User
agrsmmsg.exe User
tfswctrl.exe User
system system

My comp. normally runs around 32% cpu usage and is now running at 100%
what processes do i need to end???

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Process running on startup causing 100% cpu usage

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
 

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Great site here. I wish it didnt take me so long to find it. I am using Win2k and have a system idle process running at 80-90 all the time, yet none of the other processes show much of anything happening. I have turned off some by checking at answersthatwork.com and blackviper.com. I also use Spybot S&D to check and get rid of Spyware, etc. I keep Norton Systemworks and NAV up to date and have run it recently. After searching the site, I found the mention of the startuplist program quite a lot and downloaded it and found it full of information but some of which was not understood by me. Specifically the IE searchbar items, BHO's (I use Download excellerator for download manager), REG entries. Here is the copy from startuplist:

StartupList report, 4/26/2003, 4:28:02 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe... Read more

Answer:Startup list/Idle Process at 80-90 constantly

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" STARTUP ITEM " Tab

Ticked (BLANK Startup) HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\CURRENTVERSION\RUN

I regularly check msconfig to see what programs i don't need running...

chris

Answer:In MSCONFIG I get a mysterious blank Startup process?

I have seen this as well on my machine I just removed it from the startup list but know that there must be more to this, would like to know the correct way to deal with it if it happens again. Maybe one of the Top Guns can give us some insight on this.

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I have been running Windows 7 Home Premium on 4 pcs on my network for over 2 years. Two of the pcs for the last week have the unsecapp process running at startup. Neither of the pcs have had any software installed in over 2 months, or have had any configuration changes made to them. The network still works flawlessly, but the 2 pcs with the unsecapp running take a lot longer to see the other pcs. The only changes were windows updates, and McAfee updates. This was done on all 4 pcs.

What could have triggered windows to start this process? How would I determine what program or startup process is using it?

I have tried bootlogging, but it only registers the sys files loaded during the boot.

thanks in advance

Answer:unsecapp.exe process suddenly running at startup

Process Explorer can help you to figure out unsecapp.exe parent process.

Also, you can use filters in Process Monitor to monitor unsecapp.exe realtime activity.

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I noticed this happening when iexplore.exe asked for access to the internet access from Bitdefender. I searched around and found many people posting similar problems but all seem very different. I have done full scans from HijackThis and Ad-Aware. They both show no signs of any kind of infection. IE appears to be attempting to access liuxing072.3322.org I have no idea what this location is or how genuine it is. I recently installed Service Pack 3 and IE 7. I also installed IE7Pro which is an addon for IE7 maybe this is what is causing these problems.

Please help me find out why Internet Explorer is trying to access liuxing072.3322.org, why it is starting with windows, what process is causing it to do this and how I can stop it doing so.

I have including 2 images which show information from HijackThis, BitDefender, Ad-Aware 2007, Windows Task Manager and Process Explorer

Answer:iexplore.exe Opening at Startup as System Process

Terminating the process seems to work and it doesn’t come back until I restart. Help me solve the mystery please.

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I downloaded both Process Explorer and Autoruns but I don't see any of the status symbols Y N X U ?...next to the programs. How can I resolve this. ThanksMod Edit: Moved to get more eyes on topic. Also Edited topic~~ boopme

Answer:Startup program .. Process Explorer and Autoruns

Neither Process Explorer nor Autoruns will display those status symbols.
Grinler's "How To Use The Startup Database." gives a good explanation of how to use BleepingComputer's Startup Database in conjunction with Autoruns.

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An elderly friend is having slowdown issues on her computer.  It is a custom built machine with plenty of processor, RAM etc.  She is running 64-bit Windows 8 - and loving it, by the way.  She sent me a list of what is in her startup programs and I see the Windows Host Process listed at startup.  I do not have this in my startup...  it indicated that it is a "medium" user of resources.  She is extremely vigilant about her anti-virus scans (using the default Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro).
 
The myriad of hits on Googling this question has only raised more questions for me.  Any thoughts on this being in her startup programs?  Can it safely be disabled?  I'm usually ruthless about disabling stuff in startup, but she lives halfway across the country and I don't want to hose her computer.

Answer:Windows Host Process rundll32 in Startup

It could be anything. If you run process explorer and double-click on the rundll32.exe process, under the Image tab you can see the full command line for the program and the DLL that is being launched. If you can provide that info, I can tell you if its legit or not. C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe is a legitimate programs, but what it is launching may not be.

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Hi. I've recently just reinstalled Windows on my PC due to a trojan infection (it was highly recommended by someone over at the Virus/Spyware section to do so) and now I've got a problem - this process called 'runonce' is preventing my desktop from loading.

What happens is that once I enter my password to log onto my Windows user account, it shows a black screen and a cursor. I've tried waiting for 30 mins and it remains the same - my desktop only loads when I manually end the 'runonce' process from Task Manager.

Now I've read that runonce is a windows process, so I doubt it's harmful, but what is going on? Why isn't my desktop loading automatically?

I've attached a screenshot of my task manager at startup. Hope it helps.
 

Answer:Runonce process at startup gives black screen

If you have the 'Gigabyte Dynamic Energy Saver application' installed try uninstalling it. Any change ?

If no change download and run the stand alone version :- http://www.ie.itcr.ac.cr/marin/mpc/virus/Utils/Startup Control Panel/StartupCPL.shtml.htm

Look for 'runonce.exe' under all of the tabs, there could be 2 entries, untick them then restart the computer and see if the problem has gone.
 

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There are several items that don't appear in process explorer (sysinternals) unless it is run as administrator.

I want to do this everytime I log in, so I placed a shortcut in the startup folder. This only works if I don't change the compatibility settings on it to run as administrator.

I suspect that during login/startup that the prompt asking if you really want to run as administrator does not work from items in the startup folder.

Is there any other way to get this going automatically?

Answer:how to run process explorer from startup folder as admin

Hello rocket777,

By default, Windows will not allow a program to "Run as administrator" at startup.

However, you could use the method in the tutorial as a workaround to do so. It basically shows you how to create an elevated shortcut to run the program, then place this elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,

I'm having problems and would greatly appreciate if you can help me out! It took 25 minutes for my computer to start up, and it's running very sluggishly. IoBit Advanced Systemcare freezes and when I try to update it it warns about danger. I tried to post my logfile on the hijackthis page to be analyzed, but I only got a blank page. If I remove the following line

" R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local " - the logfile could be analyzed.

Anyway, here's the logfile. Many thanks for your help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:53:07, on 12.11.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Sk... Read more

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After my computer boots up, I am receiving a Generic host process error. After selecting Debug, send error report, or don't send, the computer will freeze.

The error report contains:
szAppName : svchost.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180 szModName : ntdll.dll
szModVer : 5.1.2600.2180 offset : 00001010

and the files:
C:\DOCUME~1\Phyllis\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERda4d.dir00\svchost.exe.mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Phyllis\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERda4d.dir00\appcompat.txt

I have run spyware/anti-virus, which did not find anything. I deleted temp files (disk cleanup), but that did not work either.

Not sure what to do next..
Thanks.

Answer:Generic host process error on startup

This may help
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=894391&SD=tech

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I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right section or not, since I'm not sure if this is OS, Hardware, or something else.

A week or so ago, I noticed that when I boot up or re-boot my PC, nothing displays on the monitor until I get to my windows login screen. No bios information, no boot selection (Paragon software for dual boot) no Windows starting message, etc.

I've tried pressing the F10 key to display the BIOS but I still do not see anything. I do believe it starts the BIOS options because, I've noticed that when I do that, the startup doesn't appear to continue until I press ESC and then ENTER (the keys I would press from BIOS options if I could see).

I'm not sure where to start trying to figure out what is causing this. I did not install any new hardware or update the BIOS during this time. I"m not aware of any specific Windows Updates, but there may have been some.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
 

Answer:Blank screen during entire startup process

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Hi,My Windows XP computer has turned very slow and I observe a window named WRDATE.exe pops up at startup and stays. It contains a staus button and internal window with title as status. When I click go to process in windows task manager, I found that the process it runs through is svchost.com.My browser IE7 has also become very slow and it takes 3-4 minutes to load and then it loads search textbox with google in it. Until it displays Google in the search box, I can't open any website.My Hijackthis log is as follows: A quick help will be appreciated.Hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 22:30:27, on 04/04/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)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\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\eScan\VISTA\avpmapp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\eScan\TRAYSSER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\... Read more

Answer:WRDATE.EXE & process: svchost.com windows xp startup

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Hello,

I recently added a second SSD to my setup. Everything worked fine for some time until yesterday morning. Normal Windows startup would lead straight to BSOD 3b.

All Hard-drives worked fine in safe mode and since my installation of Windows 7 had been running for about three years without any issues I thought there must be some compatibility issues and that it might be time for a clean install. Now I don't get bccode 3b on startup anymore (which is good), but when installing large software (5 GB +, which is quite annoying since that is exactly what I got this second SSD for in the first place).

I uninstalled all graphics drivers beside my NVIDIA drivers, updated all system drivers with "Slimdrivers" and I still get the SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION 3b..

So here is my zip.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Edit: Actually the BSOD occurs randomly while browsing and working with word, excel and acrobat - and thus is not restricted to startup and installation-processes

Answer:BSOD 3b during installation process and occasionally on startup

Both the BSODs are caused by cumon.sys, which is an element of Comodo.

Uninstall Comodo, at least as a test.

Let us know the result.
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Code:
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff88001174095, fffff8800b5e0570, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cumon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cumon.sys
Probably caused by : cumon.sys ( cumon+1095 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION (3b)
An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arguments:
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bug... Read more

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Hello!
 
Just recently i scanned my computer with Spybot Search and Destroy, and found a trojan "DC3_FEXEC", i removed and rebooted my computer, i opened the task manager and found a process named 'Test.exe' and he disappeared very quickly. I ran ADware cleaner, Combofix (probably a mistake), Malwarebytes, HitmanPro, and it didn't found anything. But everytime i reboot and open the task manager it's there, but it disappears so fast that i can't click on it.
 
This viruses are in my new Hard Drive that a friend gave me, i formatted both partitions except the one that said ''System Reserved''.
 
If anyone could help i would be very grateful. Sorry if it's confusing, english is not my native language.
 
Thanks in advance!
 
 
EDIT:
 
Hey, i solved (i hope), apparently it was something from spybot, i ran in safe mode and used the ''autoruns'' application and the description it said ''test.exe - Makes sure Spybot 2 is there on Windows 10.''
I deleted it and now it's gone. I tried removing the topic but i don't think i can. Sorry if i wasted anyone's time.

Answer:Test.exe process on startup and then disappears quickly

Hi there,Just to drop by a piece of advice - Spybot Search & Destroy is no longer recommended as its performance is very poor, and the TeaTimer function interferes with malware removal.Two better alternatives for anti-malware software are Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Both have excellent track records and offer real time protection if upgraded to paid version, and can be used alongside existing antivirus software.

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I don't know if this what should happen but I was watching the process of key storage as I went through the BitLocker encryption process.

To see what was happening on the usb drive to which I was saving the startup and recovery keys I had to enable 'show system files' in order to see the .bek key.* I have seen posts stating that these are 'hidden files'. Maybe they are both? I am assuming that if the restart to check that usb key works succeeds, then presumably the machine is 'booting' from the usb key (.bek file)...?

Turned bitlocker on the C driveusb drive was preselected to save STARTUP KEYclicked on saveONE bek key created on USB driveQuestion re save location for recovery key > selected save to usb flash driveUSB drive preselected > clicked on saveAnother bek key and recovery key saved with same timestampclicked on next > encrypt entire drive > run check > restart
So TWO .bek (startup) keys......Does anyone know why two?

One for each partition although I did not yet have BitLocker turned on my data partition.
Or maybe one for the Windows recovery partition?* Although I thought I had read that this remained unencrypted...?

Answer:Bitlocker Process - 2 bek (startup) keys and one recovery key

Just worked out what it is. There is a bek key for StartUp and a bek key for Recovery. A bit confusing as there is also a 'BitLocker Recovery Key' (different format to bek Recovery key)....???

Can anyone shed any further light?

UPDATE:
Must be that the system partition requires both startup and recovery .bek keys.

The data partition appears to only have one .bek key, presumably a recovery key.

The encryption of both system and data partitions has created just one BitLocker Recovery Key in a text file for each partition.

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Hi guys i've been having this annoying problem since a year ago and recently i've been trying to fix this. The problem here is that for some reason i'm getting an instance of iexplore.exe running every startup. It doesn't seem to be harmful and the source of the file is from the program files folder itself. I usually just end the process till my next reboot. If i run another instance of IE, it'll actually show up as a non-system process. There seems to be an issue when i have that frustrating instance of iexplore.exe running though. Sometimes my multimedia keys on my MS keyboard will be unresponsive. Let's say the button that opens the My Music folder, if i leave iexplore.exe running then there's a lag time for the folder to come up when i press the button. Once i end the process, all these problems go away. Not sure if they are related.The steps i've taken so far were uninstalling ie7...deleting limewire, running spybot and clearing everything it found. I also installed Spy Eraser and it found something different. Because of it's own firewall software, it showed me that the iexplore.exe in question was trying to access ie.search.msn.com even without the browser open. TCPVIEW manages to capture the process accessing the internet occasionally.Here's my hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:14:26 AM, on 9/10/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\... Read more

Answer:Iexplore.exe Running On Startup As System Process

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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There are several items that don't appear in process explorer (sysinternals) unless it is run as administrator.

I want to do this everytime I log in, so I placed a shortcut in the startup folder. This only works if I don't change the compatibility settings on it to run as administrator.

I suspect that during login/startup that the prompt asking if you really want to run as administrator does not work from items in the startup folder.

Is there any other way to get this going automatically?

Answer:how to run process explorer from startup folder as admin

Hello rocket777,

By default, Windows will not allow a program to "Run as administrator" at startup.

However, you could use the method in the tutorial as a workaround to do so. It basically shows you how to create an elevated shortcut to run the program, then place this elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I am running Win 7 64 bit and having issues with a process named "IAstorDataMgrSvc.exe". I know what this is and it was useful before I switched my SATA mode from AHCI to IDE (long story there, but it was necessary in order to avoid numerous system hangs and BSODs I was experiencing due to iaStor errors). For a little background on how I did this, see this article.

Now this process, IAstorDataMgrSvc.exe, still loads when I start Windows and I discovered it puts a near constant 25% load on at least 2/4 cpu cores at all times. It didn't do this when I was still running on AHCI but now it's doing it under IDE. This is annoying to say the least, and in order to shut it down I have to go into the task manager and then into the resource monitor (it does not show up in the task manager but does appear in resource monitor). Shutting it down seems to have no effect on my system.

I tried using msconfig to disable the "IAStorIcon" item under startup, but this did not prevent the process from loading on startup. Under the Services tab, I see the Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology item and it is currently checked - I am wondering if it's safe to uncheck this and if that will prevent IAstorDataMgrSvc.exe from running? I assume the RST process is useless now that I am no longer using AHCI, but I wanted to ask before I do something hasty and screw up my system

Thanks
 

Answer:How can I prevent this annoying process from loading at startup?

See this thread:

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/19354321/19780427.aspx

One suggestion from there that sounds good is:

So I resolved this issue with the following
Windows Task Manager > Services ... click on Services button at bottom right
Select Intel (R) Rapid Storage Technology
Properties > Change Startup Type > Manual (was Automatic (Delayed Start))Click to expand...

You may also be able to get rid of it entirely by uninstalling what I've seen referred to as the "Intel RST Application" - this might show up as Intel Raid Storage Technology something or other in the program list.

I looked at the article you linked to, and I am a bit dubious of those instructions. It seems to me that if you do get rid of Intel RST, then you should have gotten rid of the underlying iaStor issue and be able to switch back to AHCI. If you aren't running RAID, then you don't need this at all.
 

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 Hijackthis_log_file.txt   12KB
  7 downloadsI've obviously installed some dodgy software and I now have a virus. Everytime I log on I keep getting 'Host Process for Windows Service has stopped working' messages pop up and they won't go away. - It appears to only happen when I am connected to the internet.

Can anybody help? It's a brand new machine so I'm really annoyed! I wonder whether it's deleted some drivers maybe?

I have uploaded my log from hijackthis.

I'd really appreciate your help!

Thanks...

Answer:'Host Process Error' messages appear on startup

Hello dinosofosWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)

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This week I installed NIS 2007 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, and my startup time seems to have tripled. I've got a hjt log, but I noticed that it didn't find all the processes that are running....Task Manager shows that there are 44 processes running right now, and when I counted the number of processes in the HJT log, it came up with 35. I'd really like to trim my startup time where I can and reclaim as much processor time as possible...the tablet's starting to lag a bit with my writing, and it didn't last week. I'm running a Gateway CX2620 with 1GB ram and 1.7ish GHz processor, the details are in that nifty little box in my profile. I'm fully windows patched, but not so on other MS products, yet. I can also post the pretty HJT startup list if I could get a reminder of which options to check...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:52:59 PM, on 10/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Co... Read more

Answer:Cleaning up the startup/running process lists...

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I have been experiencing issues with a number of failed attempts to complete a full backup of this laptop. These result in the backup being aborted at about 60% completion. To try and resolve the issue I decided to run the Check Disk/R process.

Two attempts to complete the Check Disk/R process on startup, were terminated each time by a BSOD event.

Files that may help determine the cause of these failures are attached.



Blue Screen Shutdown 27Jan2016.doc

TONYACER5820TG-27_01_2016__20518_84.zip

Cheers

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I remember using a program a while ago that would monitor your XP startup times and list out every process and how many seconds it took to startup. It was not Bootvis, nor was it Autoruns.

Could you guys just start throwing out names of similar software?

Thanks
 

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I decided to download all of the critical updates suggested by Windows Update plus .net framework (I have downloaded the trial version of Drive Image 7 and .net framwork is required for it to run).When the machine boots up, I now have to click on the icon above my user name before the desktop loads. Also, at the login screen, there is a message saying that I have two undread mail messages but there are no new messages in my Outlook inbox.Whilst these are not serious problems, I am curious as to why I'm getting what seems to be an incorrect mesage regarding unread mail and why I now have to log in.OS is Windows XP home

Answer:Criticial updates have changed startup process

it completely messed my computer upIn the end i had to remove it

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Lately I've noticed firefox running at system startup.
It looks like this in task manager when I open the (real?) firefox:

firefox.exe (10k something) (startup)
firefox.exe (116k) (the actual browser)

I've checked msconfig and there's no firefox on the startup list.

I've run multiple virus and malware programs and they don't seem to find anything.
Any tips about this is appreciated.

I can end the process but it will always return if I log off or reboot.

Answer:Fake Firefox process running at startup?

Click on Start on your taskbar & in the search box type System Configuration, start the program & select the startup tab
& uncheck the Firefox entry.

Startup Programs - Change

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Hello,I'm getting a strange process appear on startup (that wasn't there before). It will start at about 200 K working memory and work it's way up to 40,000 K+Image Name: rundll32.exePID: 5712Command Line: C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHCreateLocalServerRunDll {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} -EmbeddingIs this dangerous? I've not been experiencing any troubles with my computer (HP Laptop) other than some random freezes (which I plan to post about later).Things I've tried:Checking startup items using CCleaner/HJT (none matched).Run full, quick, and flash scans using Malwarebytes with latest virus definition (scan results came up clean).Run TDSSKILLER (came up with no issues but some unsigned files which were skipped).Checked registry for the {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} key.The a registry search shows the following keys/entries:HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7}\LocalServer32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7}I'm very paranoid when it comes to processes running, especially those that I did not authorize, and seem to serve no purpose other than to eat memory.Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Strange startup process, slowly eating more memory.

Hi, rundll32.exe is a valid Windows process when running from the System32 folder.

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My friend was getting a 0xc0000e9 error on his Toshiba Satellite so I followed the process to restore factory default settings. When I got to the reset options screen, I saw fix startup process was an option, so I decided to try that first in order to save his files.

The process said it was going to take at least an hour so I set the computer down and worked on other things. When I came back to the computer it was off but now will not turn back on at all.

Any advice as to next steps I should take?

Answer:Satellite A205 - Repaired Startup Process Problems

>...but now will not turn back on at all.
What happen when you press power button? Is there some reaction? Can you enter BIOS settings or see Toshiba welcome screen?

If you have recovery DVDs I recommend you to use them and try to install OS again.

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My computer is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and I'm pretty sure I ended up with a virus somehow. The three main symptoms I've noticed:
 
On system startup, the Windows Firewall service is disabled. Running services.msc and setting it to automatic does start it up normally, but any time I shut down and restart, it's disabled again.
My CPU "idles" hellaciously hot. Before the problem manifested, my CPU would idle after startup around 30-35C and my GPU at 40-45C, with the fans running at 50% (I use Speedfan for heat/noise management). After the apparent infection, the CPU is more like 65C with the GPU often breaking 70C with all fans cranked up to 100% speed. Task manager also shows between 30-50% CPU usage with absolutely no other programs open, so obviously something very intensive is running that wasn't previously.
There's a suspicious svchost.exe process running in task manager. If at any point during this assessment my reasining is wrong, please point it out because I'm sort of guessing my way through it: the svchost in question ends with a *32, which I think indicates it's a 32-bit program instead of 64-bit. Since I'm running 64-bit Windows 7, there's shouldn't be any 32-bit svchosts. Second, the description for every other svchost is "Host Process for Windows Services"; the suspicious one's description is just "svchost.exe". When I kill this process, Windows keeps running normally and nothing seems to break. Additionally, it seems that process is what's pus... Read more

Answer:Firewall disabled on startup, suspicious svchost.exe process

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ... Read more

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My new Precision 7510 has strange behavior of startup process. When AC adapter is plugged, my laptop starts normally:- Power button sets on- keyboard light sets on- Dell logo appearsBut with unplugged AC adapter (and at first run after plugging it again) the laptop starts in a different way:- Power button sets on- Caps Lock blinks once- Power button sets off (seems the laptop is turned off completely)- Power button sets on again after short period of time (about 2-3 seconds)- keyboard light sets on- Dell logo appearsBIOS was upgraded to the latest version (1.10.7), but even after downgrading it to the preinstalled version (1.06.6) that behavior stayed the same.I've reported a request but the customer support does not help me with it. Does anybody have such the issue?

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I noticed this happening when iexplore.exe asked for access to the internet access from Bitdefender. I searched around and found many people posting similar problems but all seem very different. I have done full scans from HijackThis and Ad-Aware. They both show no signs of any kind of infection. IE appears to be attempting to access liuxing072.3322.org I have no idea what this location is or how genuine it is. I recently installed Service Pack 3 and IE 7. I also installed IE7Pro which is an addon for IE7 maybe this is what is causing these problems.

Please help me find out why Internet Explorer is trying to access liuxing072.3322.org, why it is starting with windows, what process is causing it to do this and how I can stop it doing so.

I have included 2 images which show information from HijackThis, BitDefender, Ad-Aware 2007, Windows Task Manager and Process Explorer.


 

Answer:Solved: iexplore.exe Opening at Startup as System Process

After trying quite a few different programs including BitDefender Total Security 2008, HijackThis, Ad-Aware 2007, Spybot - Search & Destroy, cwshredder, MRU-Blaster and Privacy Mantra the problem remained. Searching around I found the following in my registry:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{C4EE31F3-4768-11D2-BE5C-00A0C9A83DA1}\FilesNamedMRU]
"000"="ldr64.dll"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iexplore.exe]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iexplore.exe\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iexplore.exe\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iexplore.exe\shell\open\command]
@="\"D:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\3322.org]
"*"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\3322.org\dedmazay]
"*"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\3322.org\flashflashmx]
"*"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\3322.org\liuxing072]
"*"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\3322.org\www]
"*"=dword:00000004

I made a backup and removed these entries.

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Hey everyone. I've noticed over the last 5-6 months that no-matter how much i cut down the startup programs, services, etc. When the computer starts it still lags like hell for the first 5-10 minutes of use.

Essentially i've disabled all un-necessary startup programs. I've set all the non-essential services to "disabled"/"manual". I've delved deeper with SysInternals "Autoruns" and disabled anything that again was non-essential to what i use the computer for (the usual thing, internet use, playing music/video[i thought i should mention this because codecs get loaded on startup], some programming)...

Now, i've taken a look at the processes running when i start up. And one sticks out, it uses between 30% and 90% CPU for the first 5-10 minutes of the startup and then drops to 10%-40% for the next 20 minutes. Then it idles.

This wouldn't normally aggrivate me but it means that if i try and start firefox the process will start but the window won't show for around 2 minutes. If i try and play a video/dvd within the first half an hour of startup the sound will crackle and stall. Which is of course aggrivating. So i'm attempting to work out whether or not there's anything about the services that doesn't need to be running initially?

So, technical stuff:
- The PC is a toshiba laptop, running 64bit windows 7 home premium
- The processor is an AMD Athalon X2 dual core (2.10Ghz)
- There's 4GB ram installed

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Answer:Windows process svchost.exe(netsvcs) overrunning on startup.

Nice to see you; sorry it is under these circumstances.

If software related, Driver Verifier should help.

Driver Verifier - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ed-473665.html

Provide full system info - http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

Kind Regards. . .

John

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I believe somehow my laptop is infected with some sort of virus/trojan/maleware, but I can't figure out what it is or how to get rid of it. Whenever I start the PC multiple (3 to be precise) firefox.exe process shows up in the task manager process tab without running the firefox application. I have checked in mscofig startup, firefox is not there neither it is in the startup folder. However, in the startup folder: C:\Users\acer\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, there is an exe file named qrsfnyon.exe. When I try to delet it, sometimes it gives an error saying that it is being used by the firefox. So, I ended the firefox processes from the task manager, and try deleting the qrsfnyon.exe file and whola!! it's gone. Once I restart the PC!! guess what!! the firefox.exe process are back along with qrsfnyon.exe.I am not sure what it is, but I want your help to get rid of this. I have tried spyware search & destroy, malewarebytes anti-maleware and few other programs, but no luck.Please help me to get rid of this annoying problemmThank you

Answer:qrsfnyon.exe @ startup folder & multiple firefox.exe process

Here is a very good step by step guide,http://www.selectrealsecurity.com/m...

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Slow startup after computer goes asleep. How can I speed this process up?

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I have installed an old hard drive from a machine which fell over & died on me into another PC. I need to pull documents and emails off the hard drive before I throw it out.

I have got stuck in an endless loop. The PC boots up, shows the "We apologise, Windows didn't start properly" blah, blah, blah. It gives me the boot options for safe mode etc. I have tried to get on using every one of the available options - safe mode, last known good configuration etc. However, it loops endlessly back to the same "We apologise" screen. It briefly starts to drop to another screen when it goes through the cycle but never manages to get out of the loop.

Any advice on how I can break the cycle and access the hard drive would be appreciated. It is an old hard drive - Qantum Fireball CRB and has really seen better days, but I just need to get access to it for an hour or so.

Thanks all

Angie
 

Answer:Can't get past startup process/safe mode screen

From your message it sounds as if you installed it as the boot drive. If that is the case why don't you put the boot drive back that belongs in that case and install the drive that you need the information from as a slave drive. That way it doesn't have to boot and you can just pull the stuff off of it that you want .
 

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Dear Friends,

I am having a problem of Login Process Failed whenever I start my laptop and the computer restarts automatically.

Following is the crash dump for the computer
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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\SHANU.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: \\Minixp\c\WINDOWS\system32
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2.2096) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_rc1.040311-2315
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x80559a40
Debug session time: Tue Nov 10 23:03:30.390 2009 (GMT+6)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:16.900
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
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Hi, I just went through cleaning all the baddies out of my relatives' pc and now the only problem I keep having is that every time I restart or switch users the Dr Watson process causes the pc to totally freeze during startup until I manually kill the process via task manager.

Is there any hope to put Dr Watson to rest once and for all?

Thanks!
Zelda

btw this machine has officially been declared clean by one of the HJT Analysts. I am now running Avira, Comodo, Spyware Blaster and Spyware Guard. ^^

Answer:Dr. Watson process in Win XP causes PC to freeze during startup and account switching

I found the following instructions from Microsoft to disable Dr Watson:

To disable Dr. Watson
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit.exe in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Locate and click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AeDebug
NOTE: Steps three and four are optional, but they necessary if you want to restore the default use of Dr. Watson.
3. Click the AeDebug key, and then click Export Registry File on the Registry menu.
4. Enter a name and location for the saved registry file, and then click Save.
5. Delete the AeDebug key.



I have done this and it has in fact stopped the dr watson problem from crashing this machine, but now every time I startup the pc or log onto a different user I get this error:

The instruction at "0x734305be" referenced memory at "0x734305be" The memory could not be "read"

Click ok to terminate the program.




I would really appreciate any ideas.

Thanks,
Zelda

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Hi to everyone there, i hope you guys can help me, thanks in advance, and sorry if my english isnt good enough.

I have an adsl router, and its brand new, when i turn on the computer and the system is loaded, stable, and ready to work, my internet connection isnt ready yet, takes around 5 minutes or more for the pc to make it work properly, so i can start browsing and all the cool stuff.

Is interesting to see through the firewall monitor, how it attempts to send packets, and the green line which equals to tx ones are on a very low level while the rxs one are high, during this "startup" process, and also i had an older router previously which had the same problems, so i formatted the os, i changed the network card to another slot, and i installed this brand new router, but something weird happened at the beginning because when i tried to set the ip number i tried with the old one, the same one the network card had on its former slot, and it said it could create a conflict since there was another card interface "hidden" which had the same ip number, but not installed for the moment(it keeps happening if i attempt to come back to the old ip setting), so i just changed the ip number on its last octet, and voila it worked smoothly for some weeks, till this problem i describe came up again, and now i am worried about not being able to use the internet anymore, if this gets worse.

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There are several items that don't appear in process explorer (sysinternals) unless it is run as administrator.

I want to do this everytime I log in, so I placed a shortcut in the startup folder. This only works if I don't change the compatibility settings on it to run as administrator.

I suspect that during login/startup that the prompt asking if you really want to run as administrator does not work from items in the startup folder.

Is there any other way to get this going automatically?

Answer:howto run process explorer from startup folder as admin

Hello rocket777,

By default, Windows will not allow a program to "Run as administrator" at startup.

However, you could use the method in the tutorial as a workaround to do so. It basically shows you how to create an elevated shortcut to run the program, then place this elevated shortcut in your Startup folder.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I found this weird program that has a checked next to it on msconfig with the name NFEBBYTVWVXQWVU it is located in the folder C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\NFEBBYTVWVXQWVU.DLL. The program was detected with malwarebytes. Here is what it also found when it scanned my computer. What should I do with the results? Should I deleted all the entries.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30Database version: 1429Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 311/28/2008 9:30:41 PMmbam-log-2008-11-28 (21-30-41).txtScan type: Quick ScanObjects scanned: 66435Time elapsed: 14 minute(s), 30 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 4Registry Values Infected: 1Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 2Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6e9abc7b-5ef6-7638-2daa-70daba80a092} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6e9abc7b-5ef6-7638-2daa-70daba80a092} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9ffb97e7-fb35-8a66-8452-94ec67204007} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9ffb97e7-fb35-8a66-8452-94ec67204007} (Adware.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Registry Values I... Read more

Answer:Very weird process running on startup / Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log

Look here please:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

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my youngest son has a hp cq60 laptop with vista ultimate, he had Nortan Antiviris up and tried shuting it down then went to Task Manager and ended the process, now when he restarted it, it wont start Normally or in Safe mode, i got it for him at best by and it was brand new with no recovery cd's. So we cant recover it, Please help!
 

Answer:Laptop wont startup, Ended a Process in task manager, Help!

Did you try a System Reboot?
 

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Hey all.
 
My troubles started today. All of a sudden XP started up 4 to 5 times slower.
 
iexplorer.exe process also consistently spawns forcing me to manually wipe it using the task manager. It spawns at random short intervals, begins at a small 76K mem and quickly balloons to >100,000K mem and continues to spawn another. At this point my computer slows to a halt and starts to crash. 
 
Currently scanning my computer with Malwarebytes.
 
Any help or advice on further action will be greatly appreciated.
 
VyR
 
PS - Will repost in the Logs section. Mods feel free to delete this thread.

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