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Question: fixing highlighted cursor errors

Is there a recommended
software application that can quickly diagnose and fix highlighted
cursor errors?
Is the program PC Health Advisor safe to run?
I found this webpage and I wanted to make sure it was recommended by microsoft.

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Preferred Solution: fixing highlighted cursor errors

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

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

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

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Alright first off here are my specs:

(800Mhz FSB) IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 CPU @ 3.2GHZ 1MB w/ Hyper Threading


1024 MB (512MBx2) PC3200 400MHz Dual Channel DDR MEMORY


I have the following problems at bootup i get message saying detecting IDE.... then it says no drive attached to Fastrack controller. My Asus Booster temp/fan monitoring program doesnt detect any of my fans speeds, as the probe program doesnt detect them as running either. Under BIOS it says Primary IDE is not detected. Lastly im not getting any sound from my computer. I have an onboard 3dwave sound card. If you guys can help me fix any of these problems Id greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Need help fixing some errors. Please.

hmm, u have almost same specs as mine . tell me about hard drives?


how many?

else Optical Drives.

for Fan thingi, check if it doesnt as well shows up in BIOS settings (power controls - I Believe)

is your OPtical Drive Detected?

and are you using thin line cables on ur hard drives ot thick lines?

have you tested your hard drives on some other PC?
as well check the power connctors on the hard drives, exchange with others so see if they arent culprit.

lastly, have u updated your BIOS?

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Question: fixing errors

i just run sdfix and here is my logfile:

Edit by chaslang: Inline SDfix log removed. READ & RUN ME sticky not followed.

Answer:fixing errors

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Why are you just posting a log from SDfix????? You should be running our cleaning procedures and attaching the logs we request and you need to explain why you are posting to begin with.

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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I have a Mesh matrix Pc, using XP as the operating system and Aol as my ISP. For the last few months, I have been plagued with a flow of Run Time Errors, currently of nearly 20 different messages.I have tried various methods of stopping these messages, including the use of RegCure etc, but without success.They only seem to occur when I am using the Aol software - which is nearly all the time. I have contacted Technical Support at Aol, asking about patches, but they deny there is any problem with their software and say I should get a local engineer to fix the problem.But I don't know of a competent engineer and it seems to me that maybe someone in the Forum might be able to tell how to get rid of these Errors.Please, can anybody advise what it is I need to do to fix the problem?

Answer:Fixing Run Time Errors

If you can manage without AOL's software do so, that might solve the problem in one go. Can you be more specific regarding the errors - when do they occur, on specific pages, at random, what is the precise wording?Run a system file check; click hereFull scans with antivirus and antispyware are worth doing too.

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How can I check to see what type of errors I have on my system and how can I go about fixing them?

I'm pretty "slow" when it comes to computers, so I don't know what my RAM is or about drives or anything, I just know I have a Windows 98 SE.
I definitely know there is something wrong because my computer freezes when I try to shut it off.

I reinstalled windows 98 last week maybe, and have been able to bring back the stuff I use the most. There is one program (The Print Shop Deluxe) that I use a lot for pictures, but it's been shutting of on it's own. I don't know why.
OK, when I'm done using my defective print shop and I try shutting down the computer, it just freezes. It freezes on the window screen, and I can't use cntrl, alt, Del. I can't turn it off with the on/off button, I have to press the reboot button and then the power button in order to completely turn it off.

Can anyone help me as to where to begin to try and fix my computer or will it be better to take it some where and get it fixed? (I would like to do it myself, that way I learn how to do it)

Also, what is hijack this and would I be able to get help like that or no?

Any help will be much appreciated, Thanx in advance.

Answer:Need help pin-pointing errors and fixing them.

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Hello, I am having difficluties with my computer, and each time I download a anti-virus or fix tool I cant fully use it because of the errors. Also my computer is very slow. I would like to say that you please forgive if I am not being very explicit since English is not my native language. So searched the Internet on a way to fix my PC and I found this website, wich I must say I like the simplicity and policies.
So after I made logon, I read the ''everyone must read this before posting for help in this forum'', and I did everithing its said in there, so I am putting here my results and I hope please someone help me.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:19:59, on 07-04-2013
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DatacardService\HWDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\Tune... Read more

Answer:Need help fixing malware errors

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I have been working on my son's laptop. He has been having slowness problems. I'm an old tech who worked at help desks and managed networks when DOS & Novel were the in thing. I haven't keep up with everything but I have a good knowledge of troubleshooting.
When I started his cmputer things moved really, really slow. Painfully slow with one program closing and leaving part of itself on top of another program. All the programs closed piece by piece like a curtain being pulled down.
I checked the hard drive for space: it is 40GB with 23.3 GB free. He has 1.50GHz 240 MB of RAM. I then checked devices to be sure I didn't have any splats. All was fine. I ran defrag a couple of times and then ran chkdsk /f.
This is a Toshiba Satellite running XP Home service pack 3.
I then removed all the programs that he doesn't use in Add or remove softwear. I then went to the root directory/programs and manually removed the directories that were not cleanly deleted in add or remove...
I did another defrag. and chldsk /f again.
I downloaded a trial version of kaspersky (which I use on my computers). I ran a deep scan and it found 4 trojens and a bunch of lesser evils. The problems were not cured and I found a kaspersky forum where this problem was being discussed... most of it was over my head so I emailed tech support.
The Tech sent me a personal recommendation with a link to ComboFix. I read all the instructions and thought-like many techs that I knew what I was doingt... Read more

Answer:Kaspersky is not fixing errors

Kasp is going to be an awfully heavy load for such an old laptop, 16 megs of video memory is about the least I will even install xp on and then I tweak everything I canLet's try to see what CF may have missed and run MBAM and ATFCleaner a log from a full kasp scan since we can't post the ComboFix one here as per rules

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really confused as to what to download to repair or fix computer errors, there seem to be so many that claim they are the best. any suggestions as to what one is the best and the easiest

ta Brenda

Answer:confused about fixing errors

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Hi ------A Registry scan with Fix-It 5 returns multiple errors that the program suggests be researched before fixing. Feeling brave I attempted to fix (delete) one of the errors. It returned upon the next boot and registry scan. This particular error is a (Registry item referencing a missing file) There are 10 or 12 of these type errors and I would like to repair but obviously need some guidance to keep them from returning.

Answer:Need help in fixing Registry Errors

Go have a look around the wonderful Kelly Theriot's site and see what you can find in the way of Registry help.

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I know vptray.exe is an application for symantec but it needs to be fixed. For some reason after anywhere from an hour to a few hours of having my computer on a message pops up and says vptray.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close, this is usually followed by a whole slew of errors ending with explorer.exe. Whenever this occurs I can not use anymore programs, so I am thinking it is linked to vptray.exe, can someone help.

Answer:fixing vptray.exe errors

remove it, reboot and reinstall

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Is there any site or way I can fix Windows XP errors for free? Some sites say free scan and then tell you have thousands of errors but want you to pay $ for them to fix rhe issues.I do not know these errors really exist, I do know some most likely do. I did a few scans the the number of errors is very high, but also very different with each one. Both free download scans that scanned my PC today said I had anywhere up to 8456 errors (activeX cleaner) and System cleaner said 1103. One site fixed some for free it said, but I don't know for sure if anything was fixed. I still only have 6% space available on my computer. Is there a way to fix errors for free? Debbie

Answer:Fixing Windows XP errors?

Avoid these sites. Most of the "errors" they find are not real and the remainder are of little consequence.

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okay, there are two distinct problems going on simultaneously. many have asked on problems that were first attributed to the wormblaster virus and those solutions did not work. much thanks to those who gave suggestions.

i stumbled across a solution yesterday on accident.

to begin with, my problems were originating anytime i opened an internet browser. within a few minutes, svchost.exe would give me an error message and i would be unable to cut, copy, paste, drag drop, some java was disabled, new windows couldnt be opened from within the browser, a LOT of problems.

i performed two actions:
1. downloaded and installed: Windows2000-KB823980-x86-ENU.exe
2. downloaded and installed: windows 2k service pack 4

once installed and after a reboot, i have had my system up since yesterday with no problems. since i did the two tasks back to back, and i downloaded the service pack as a file instead of allowing it to install as it downloaded, the process was easier.
feel free to correct me on the order of how those two should be performed, but all i know is that i can surf the web without having to reboot every ten minutes.

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I've run defrag and defraggler on my wifes desktop and see a lot of fragmented files left over.

I've seen ads from Uniblue for a registry scanner and repair for 29.99 for 3 computers.

Does anyone know if this is worth the money and does it really work?

I can see about 40 fragments after defragging but the free uniblue scan says there are over 400.

Your opinions would be helpful.


Answer:Fixing Registry Errors

This is what me and BC think of any registry cleaner and scanners:Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:? Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.? Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still anothe... Read more

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Running Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, x-86 based.

When running Windows update, 2 important updates routinely fail:

Update for Windows Vista (KB971029) - error code 80070490
Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Vista - error code 9C47
(I think the second error is happening because of the first one)

I ran the System Update Readiness Tool, and the following is the contents of the CheckSUR file:

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6002.22574
Package Version 14.0
2012-04-27 11:49
Checking Windows Servicing Packages
Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs
Checking Package Watchlist
Checking Component Watchlist
Checking Packages
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070103 Package_4_for_KB950126~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ failed to get owner for package.
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_for_KB978251~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ failed to get CurrentState
(f) CBS Registry Error 0x80070002 Package_for_KB978251~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~ failed to get Visibility
Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Missing Deployment Key 0x00000000 18025c654c4..bde86d41038_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.22165_edd8d4dd854cf03e HKLM\Components\CanonicalData\Deployments
(f) CSI Missing Winning Component Key 0x00000000 x86_microsoft-windows-ehome-ehui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18061_none_ce843d0dc9978333
Seconds executed: 1777
Found 5 errors
CSI Missing Deployment Key Total count: 1
CBS Registry Error Total count: 3
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Answer:Need help fixing registry errors

I would start with a system file check.
Go to Start Search Box and type CMD
While holding down CTRL and SHIFT press ENTER (that will open it as Administrator)
In the box that opens type
SFC /SCANNOW and press ENTER (note the gap before/)
If errors are found restart your computer and do the scan again.
Run it up to three times.

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     My Operating system is Windows ME with 256 RAM and 16 gb Hard drive.I Downloaded  thing called RegistryFix and can't use it unless I register and pay for something I may or may not use again.     Is this my only option or is there  way that I can take the bull by the horn and fix it myself. This problem is causing freezing up on computer and sluggish performance. Any helpful suggestions will be much appreciated.PS:  Hope everyone at is as anxious asI am to be done with Winter and get on with Sping and sunshine :-)

Answer:Fixing Registry Errors??

There are other programs out there that are free. But why do you think something is wrong with your registry? If your machine is slow have you looked at doing a defrag? Or other system maintenaince? How about running you antivirus and malware programs? Do they show your system to be clean?

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After listening to Kim Kommando last night, I used Uniblue to check for registry errors and I have over 550. But, ComputerHope instructions say I should NOT attempt to fix registry errors unless I know what I am doing. Since I do NOT know what I am doing, how can I eliminate my registry errors? Thanks.

Answer:Fixing Registry Errors

I hope you didn't pay any money for that Uniblue scamware. This site takes a dim view of magic registry cleaners and the way their vendors try to scare you into paying for them. Every Windows registry has so-called "errors", and people who want to make a fast buck try to get you to buy their useless software to "fix" what doesn't need to be fixed. If your computer is operating normally, then just ignore them. Even if it isn't working normally, these trashy products won't actually help. Just Google for "Uniblue scam" if you don't believe me. Uninstall this product and don't worry about your registry. And stop listening to that cockamamie Kim Komando trash. (She has a weekly call-in talk radio show in the USA where she pretends that paid-for spots are actually "advice".) Some quotes I found:QuoteKim Komando is full of crapQuotein Komando's world, selling ad space to the highest bidder is just fine.Well, it's fine as long as you're not taking money to write a bit of an advertorial for something, of course. Phooey on that.Quotehave you ever listened to Komando's radio show? It's full of advice that anyone with access to a search engine can find. She's all about marketing and her radio shows comes across as a blasted infomercial.

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i've been having some problems with windows, so i decided to run chkdsk from cmd. It told me that i had errors that needed to be fixed with chkdsk/f, so i did that, rebooted, it ran through its checks, booted, all seemed well. i ran chkdsk again from cmd, it started deleting a load of 'index files' (think thats what it was, index something), and then said there were errors and it needed to do chkdsk/f. i repeated this twice more, and it still said do chkdsk/f.

i then tried right clicking my XP volume, going to properties, and doing error checking through the tools tab. i guess this is the same as chkdsk, but hey. after that it said i needed to reboot (well well!) and so it did, and did a chkdsk before booting, but this time it had 5 steps instead of 3, and on step 4 it took AGES.. after that i went to bed.

i did chkdsk just now, and it said there are errors in the volume that cant be fixed, and to use chkdsk/f. .. . .. i havent done so, as i guess id end up in that never ending loop again.

does anyone have any idea what might be going on, or what i can do to fix this? is there any software that runs through your windows install and fixes errors?

would be so greatful for any help, this is really pecking my head!

thanks for reading,

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sorry guys you probably get this question every week,is there a programme to recify these errors!i'm on windows xp prothanks

Answer:fixing runtime errors?

This is in Internet Explorer?In IE, Tools/Internet Options, Advanced tab.Tick "Disable script debugging".Untick "Display a notification about every script error".

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So I'm very familiar with the Windows Vista black screen + white cursor issue and have documented many ways of resolving it on my end, but this one I cannot. This post revolves around a Windows Vista w/SP2 x86 system with all the latest updates and patches after a number of trojans were removed like zero access, Zbot, etc., and lots of toolbars and savings junk removed properly through Programs and Features.
Booted system up and it spawned numerous COM Surrogates in task manager using up all the memory. This lead me to run a number of malware removal applications / scans which found a few sneaky trojans which other applications would not find and after removing them, the system worked great.
In fact, the system does work great, I can run Windows updates, the system performs as well as it should... except for one problem.
If I run sfc /scannow it will state that rpcss.dll hash is off and will replace it with a proper version. Once rpcss.dll is fixed, I get the Vista black screen w/white cursor.
Utilities Utilized
Avira Antivir   (antivirus)
Bitdefender   (antivirus)
Sophos   (antivirus)
Kaspersky    (antivirus)
Hijackthis     (everything normal now)
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)    (shows "ERROR: Access is denied" after 'Checking Registry' but does complete)
McAfee's rootkitremo... Read more

Answer:Cleaned system, but fixing rpcss.dll = Vista Black Screen white cursor

You got hit with the latest version of Zekos. One of your system files (rpcss.dll) has been patched.
You'll need more advanced tools to replace that file.
Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.
Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.
If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.
It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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do not other operating system install.We strongly recommend that you backup your computer to avoid potential data loss.After you have backed up your computer, you should contact your computer manufacturer or other hardware technical support to determine if the disk with errors needs to be repaired or replaced.message edited by wubewa

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I have tried many things to sort out my slow startup.

I need someone to check all the errors that need fixing please.

Here is a hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:55:32, on 20/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
D:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
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Answer:Slow start up, many errors need fixing

Here is the problem, from start to now

A few days ago i turned on my computer and the time between when windows welcome screen closes (and desktop background is displayed) to when the icons and start menu show up is now taking about 16 minutes. I have no idea why. I checked the task manager as that still opens and explorer.exe is running, i also did a check error scan thing. I started windows in safe mode and the problem does not occur, only occurs when windows is run in normal mode.

i tried going to START> RUN and type on START-UP tab and DISABLE ALL

did not help

I went on to msconfig and disabled all the options under the services tab. This stopped my 16 minute delay from occuring, but at what cost. Now that all the services are disabled, what is my computer not doing that it did before?

Its not a specific service, so i think i might have too many service running or something

dont think its a driver-related problem

In device manager there is a conflict caused by Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter #2 under Network adapters. disabling it did nothing and i am unable to uninstall. I could swear it hasnt always been there!

i have ran the latest updated version of AVG, ad-aware, spybot and housecall.

And above is a latest log from HijackThis.

Can someone go through and help

thanks alot

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Acer E1-571 W 8.1
I run SFC /SCANNOW, it finds and fixes errors, then I reboot and run the same command and again it finds & fixes errors. The laptop appears to be working well with no issues detected however I'm unable to read the CBS logs and determine the issue. A desire to learn on my part! Thoughts welcome.
CBS log :

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I ran MiniToolBox today, there are a number of Application Errors, System Errors and CodeIntegrity Errors. Also, I don't use Microsoft Office, but that section popped a number of errors as well.
Is there a systematic way of fixing these?
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 23-01-2014
Ran by Gollum_Rugged (administrator) on 02-08-2014 at 16:33:27
Running from "C:\Users\Gollum_Rugged\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= FF Proxy Settings: ==============================
"Reset FF Proxy Settings": Firefox Proxy settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================    www.03243... Read more

Answer:Fixing application errors from MiniToolBox

What has prompted you to run the MiniToolBox?
The following was originally posted by Animal, one of our Site Administrators.
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instab... Read more

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During a recent backup procedure I got an error message that said it could not read from certain sectors of the hard drive. I ran chkdsk on the C drive by using run/cmd/chkdsk c: and it said there were problems in the volume bitmap, and to run chkdsk with the /F option to repair them. I did, and rebooted the pc, and the scan started. It finished, but I didn't see any indication it had fixed anything. Ran chkdsk again, and same problem showed up.

Any help on what to do to fix these errors - chkdsk apparently can't!


Answer:Solved: chkdsk not fixing errors - what to do?

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I keep getting this error whenever I attempt to start up Trojan Defense Suite 3 "Blocked/Illegal Keyfile".

Does anybody know how to fix this registry error?

Answer:Need help fixing registry errors in TDS3.

I keep getting this error whenever I attempt to start up Trojan Defense Suite 3 "Blocked/Illegal Keyfile".Does anybody know how to fix this registry error? It means that you have "Cracked" the key and it detected it. You can fix it by going and buying the full program.

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Lots more detail is here and it was suggested Zekos was the culprit:
The system checks out clean by a long list of malware removal tools (see above) but replacing rpcss.dll with a clean version results in a Windows Vista SP2 black screen w/white mouse cursor.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16533
Run by Mary at 15:52:27 on 2014-03-03
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.2.1033.18.3071.2069 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ================
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
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Answer:Zekos? Fixing rpcss.dll leads to Vista Black Screen, white mouse cursor

Hi there,
this might be a permission issue. Please try this:
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.
Download this attached
 fixlist.txt   324bytes
  24 downloads and save it on the same flash drive as FRST.
Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC and enter System Recovery Options as follows.
To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.
To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and th... Read more

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I am currently fixing my cousin's PC but I am running into this blue screen that has crashed the computer multiple times. I ended up installing the video card drivers after these blue screen reports, so if anything on there says that I need to update my graphics card driver, I already did. Thank you.

Answer:BSOD On Computer I Am Fixing (Multiple Errors)

Hmm Have you seen this thread? STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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I was pre-testing a card that I got from china to see if it was what I ordered before trying to sell the rest of the cards on ebay, the card said it was 64 gigs (Fat32) when I looked at it on my windows 7 PC.

Next I put a song on it and it seemed to be working ok and then I tried for format the card.
While it was Formating it went to (Default exFAT) 64 gigs but I knew my MP3 player will not be able to handle exFAT so I tried to use a tool to change its format back to (Fat32).

After clicking format I saw that it was taking a vary long time to format but then I saw I did not check quick format so I hit stop and nothing happened. so I hit X on the tool and still nothing happened..

so I clicked ctrl-alt-exit and made it stop that way.. but after that it then said the card needs to be formated so I tried to format it back to (Default exFAT) but befor clicking format it now only says it will format to 8 gigs and not 64 gigs o.O.. so I was thinking maybe that is just a error and will be fixed after clicking format.

so I clcik format and it gives me a says (Windows was unable to complete the format)

so how do I get it to format back to 64 gigs and back to Fat32?

And here is my 2nd question..

a month ago I sold a guy 1 of my cards on he is saying this..

Dear Piratekitty,

When I installed the card in my Clip+ it gaves errors ... Read more

Answer:3 questions about fixing micro sd cards errors.

the card said it was 64 gigs (Fat32) when I looked at it on my windows 7 PC.

Next I put a song on it and it seemed to be working ok and then I tried for format the card.Click to expand...

Rule number one:- if it isn't broken then don't fix it.

The issue here is windows will not format Fat32 above 32gb, so invoking the formatter when all you needed was to delete the file was a major mistake.

Personally, your online handle Piratekitty and the fact that you are reselling on the net bothers me. I've pointed you in the right direction this time, but will not respond in the future to your postings.

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I've got quite a few problems with my PC at the moment, so I'll try to list them clearly with all relevant info. Firstly, my PC specs:

Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB)

Connect3D ATI Radeon X1950 XT 256MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB ST3320620AS SATA-II

Hiper HPU-4K580-MK Type R 580W Modular

Asus P5B Deluxe (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C4 TwinX (4x512MB)

I've got my chip overclocked, to 2.4Ghz. The bios settings I had used were: host clock speed = 342, with multiplier x7. Giving approximately 2.4Ghz. This gave a weird DRAM frequency of around 840Mhz, which I was told isn't a good operating frequency for my ram. So I've changed my host clock to 400, and multipler to x6, which gives me exactly 2.4Ghz cpu speed, and lets me have 800Mhz or 1000Mhz DRAM frequency.

Now the first problem I was having was random BSODs, which I found out was likely due to my ram not running at its optimum frequencey (800 or 1000). So I changed the host clock, and I have to say I've not had a BSOD since. But the problems are far from over!

When I had my previous bios settings giving me a weird DRAM freq (host clock was at 342 like i said) I was able to play COD4 smooth as anything, really nicely. However upon changing these settings so my CPU is pretty much running at the same speed, and my DRAM is either 800 or 1000, I get awful frame rates on COD4, as low as ... Read more

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Hi, can someone please help. I have a fujitsu seimens scaelo p desktop pc with an asus p5ld2-fm/dh/s mobo, i keep getting all different blue screen errors every time i try to install an operating system saying,

1. 0x0000007e (0xC0000005, 0x809E4442, 0xF78D2710, 0xF78D240C)

0x00000050 (0xE2A23000, 0x00000001, 0x80636A16, 0x00000001)

0x0000004E (0x00000002,0x0001FF0F, 0x00000001) < the picture i took of the screen during this error turned out blurry so i think this is correct

4. During installation of windows xp media centre edition i got this error (imapi.exe - Application error, The instruction at ''0x76b4b6d6'' referenced memory at ''0x00002000''. The memory could not be ''read''. Click ok to terminate the programmre) not on a blue scrren but about 9 mins before completing the instalation

Can anyone please help. I have also tried replacing the power supply as it was making a weird noise and i read somewhere that it could have been the cause but still i keep getting this problem. If any more information is required to help determine the cause just ask.

Answer:Need help fixing fujitsu scaelo p blue screen errors

Are you using a Retail Windows disc?

Item 1 is covered here>

However, multiple errors typically indicate a hardware issue (ie: motherboard, RAM, power supply).

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Hello everyone,

I am new to this site and hope that I will learn a lot. I have not been able to make a purchase or pay a bill online using my Visa Check Card or Credit Card. I can input all of the cardnumbers except for the very last digit (the 16th one). At that point, I am disconnected from my Internet. Does anyone have any idea how to repair this. I use Windows XP (Home). I appreciate any and all assitance.


Answer:Fixing errors that prohibits making purhcases with Visa card

I don't know what could be causing your very strange problem but would suggest you follow these instructions for your own security:Is your Anti-virus program current and updated? If not you can download a free anti-virus program here (US Link): AVG FreeWhen you have downloaded and installed it you need to go online to register it and update it. (It will probably prompt you to do this.)Once you have installed AVG uninstall your old Anti-Virus software because you should only have one running on your system.Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Ad-Aware SE from
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: Ad-Aware Tutorial

Spybot Search & Destroy from
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: SpyBot S&D Tutorial

SpywareBlaster from
There is a tutorial on how to run this here: SpywareBlaster TutorialDo you have a Firewall running?: It is better to turn off the Windows firewall and use the firewall built in to your anti-virus program. If that does not have one, download and install Sygate, Kerio or ZoneAlarm. You may have to do some experimentation which will work best with your system. Only run one firewall at any time. You can find links here: Recommended FreewareReboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there. If you are not sure how to boot ... Read more

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Fixing hangs, freezes, or does not respond errors in Internet Explorer 11

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This morning, I booted up my laptop, windows 10, Toshiba satellite p50-c-18q, and it booted into auto recovery. From this screen it switches to fixing disk errors, where it sits for > 7 hours. When trying to access the user files on another computer, so that I may at least recover my data, the user folder is missing, although the disk still seems to think that it has almost 300 GB of data on it.

Where do I go from here? I'm so f* fed up with Windows, and computers in general at this point, as they go from find to borked overnight more regularly than they ever should. Can I recover my data, if not my installation? Disk is a hybrid 1TB drive.

Answer:Fixing disk errors loop, users folder missing in 2nd comp.

Hello Templar3lf Welcome to the Ten Forums!

If you had the 10 media made up for a custom install you have the solution onhand. If you saw the recovery media created using the tool Toshiba provides at their support site at least you could use that as well for arriving at the same recovery options found in the F8 boot menu. Another option for live recovery and repair would be the Recovery Drive option using an 8gb or larger usb flash drive you would need to boot live from.

I saw your other thread but am replying here since you will need to repair the OS locally on the laptop itself. When not able to bring up the F8 menu you then need to boot live from removable media. You might even have to take the files from a Recovery Drive's flash drive and see them burned to a bootable dvd-r disk if not able to boot from a flash drive. A new Toshiba model released in September with 10 is unable to boot from a flash drive while able to call up the boot device menu likely due to the UEFI vs Bios Legacy type problem.

Once booted live you have a few considerations including the Reset this PC option that will bring everything back to factory fresh status when that option loads a fresh image of the OS onto the drive nuking everything you have put on it so far. That besides a cleanr install with a separate 10 dvd or usb key is a last resort type option however.

With the drive loaded with errors as mentioned the command prompt option would be a good place to start where you can get the Disk Ch... Read more

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Hello Everyone, this is my firs t request. I spent two days fixing the Blue Screen Errors (BSoD) on my computer but one thing keeps bothering me is that everytime I start or reboot my computer, it gives me TWO OPTIONS; 1. windows xp home edition setup (default). I want to disable the second option. I had attempted to re-install windows but later changed my mind, and found an alternative to fix the Blue Screen Errors. I believe the reason Blue Screen Errors (BSoD) showed up was that I had created a new user profile and copied over old user profile files so improperly that it duplicated drivers, and gave me a list of STOP errors with blue screens for both new and old users.  The bootini file currently shows: [Boot Loader]Timeout=5Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT[Operating Systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetectDoes anyone know what to edit for the bootini file so that I don't get two options at the startup??? My system details are: IdeaPad, S10-4231Windows XP Home Edition SP34-year old Thanks,Lenovo User 

Answer:Window setup option on the boot menu after fixing Blue Screen Errors

Welcome To Lenovo Community
As per the Default Sample of Boot.ini the default value after timeout section needs to be modified
  [boot loader]timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS[operating systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
Before making any changes please save a copy of Boot.ini
Save a Backup Copy of Boot.ini
<script type="text/javascript">//
loadTOCNode(2, 'summary');
// </script>
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.

On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Startup, click Edit. This opens the file in Notepad ready for editing.
In Notepad, click File on the Menu bar, and then click Save As.
Right click in an empty area of the Save As dialog box, point to New in the context menu, and then click Folder.
Type a name for the new folder, for example temp, and then press the ENTER key to create the folder named temp.
Double-click the new folder named temp, and then click the Save button to save a backup copy of the Boot.ini file.

 Please try modifying the following
Hope This Helps
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I think this is a virus behavior. Recently whenever I type in microsoft waord or notepad or fill up webforms in IE, the cursor jumps anywhere in the previous sentences, or highlights the last some letters somewhere and the entire type goes haywaire. Now Also this is getting typed anywhere and I have to delete, retype. very painful. I have Norton antivirus 2005, zerospyware (after reading the latest article in your mag only), adware, spybot and zone alarm, all fully updated. and none have been able to pick up a virus/spyware after a thorough system scan. I am going crazy typing, especially when i am prescribing medicines to my patients. I don't want to reload windows and all my applications again.Pl HelpDr Alok Modi MD

Answer:Typo errors due to cursor jumping

Go into Device Manager and uninstall your Mouse then restart computer

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Just bought an Acer S3 i3. Set up has taken me over 6 hours. 1st - major problems getting internet access - but having removed McAfee all seems ok.

I have two major problems:

1. Cursor will freeze ever few minutes causing the machine to hang. Only solution is to hold down power and restart.

2. Tried installing office 2010. Have downloaded set up file and inserted product key. Once installation completes and I try to launch a program I get an error message - c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\wwlib.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0x000012f.

Hope someone can help!


Answer:Cursor keeps freezing + Office 2010 installation errors


Do you have everything updated with Windows and drivers? This could be a potential cause.

I suggest you try redownloading the Office 2010 installer, it sounds it could be corrupted.

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Multiple BSODs over the last year, sometimes while logging in, sometimes after 15 minutes of running. Have tried SFC/SCANNOW, memory test, CHKDSK, all with no reported errors. Did a system restore to Windows 8 a while back and kept getting BSODs. Could it be a hard drive problem, or a simple drive upgrade? Im currently working on trying to update all my drivers to see if that will fix it. All help is appreciated.

Answer:Multiple BSOD errors from multiple drivers, no luck fixing so far

Oh and I replaced the RAM and was still getting BSODs so I put my factory ones back in.

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Multiple BSODs over the last year, sometimes while logging in, sometimes after 15 minutes of running. Have tried SFC/SCANNOW, memory test, CHKDSK, all with no reported errors. Did a system restore to Windows 8 a while back and kept getting BSODs. Could it be a hard drive problem, or a simple drive upgrade? Im currently working on trying to update all my drivers to see if that will fix it. All help is appreciated.

Answer:Multiple BSOD errors from multiple drivers, no luck fixing so far

Oh and I replaced the RAM and was still getting BSODs so I put my factory ones back in.

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I know it says to install and run the program in the sticky but i can't get into windows

PC has been running fine until recently. I have been getting occasional random BSOD errors over the last few days which I didn't think much about, but today I started getting a lot of them, occurring a few minutes after boot. After a few restarts I then started getting a black screen with cursor when the login screen should appear. The jingle still sounds. Some of the BSOD errors I wrote down.

Bad pool header
PFN corrupt
Memory management

The black screen will not respond to CTRL ALT DEL etc. I tried following steps on some posts to enter password blind by pressing space /ctrl but this does not work for me. The screen stays on indefinitely.

I have also tried chkdsk on C drive. No errors. I tried system restore, but it says I have no checkpoints. I thought I did have it switched on but I guess not.
I tried start up repair but it says it cannot fix the problem. I don't have a system image either (I know, I'm a fool). I tried safe mode and low res mode. Same black screen just with a larger cursor.

Apart from reinstalling windows again, i can't think of any other things to try.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Multiple bsod errors and black screen with cursor on start up

Hi Robotnic,

I'm very sorry for the delay, there aren't many people in this section.
Are you still requiring help?

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I have a Pavillon h8-1020 which started showing a black screen with a blinking cursor after initial startup screen.
I ran all options in the utility mode except complete factory reset.  I downloaded the Dell Diagnostic Deployment Package and booted from it.
I ran the tests and got these errors

4C00:0522 - System Interrupt controller or device failed

These all failed
4600:021E -  SMBIOS  unidentified LM78A
4600:021E -  SMBIOS  Fan1
4600:021E -  SMBIOS  chip fan 2
I put an old HD in and it starts to boot to the os then reboots.  This is further than it gets with the original drive.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks, BC

Answer:Failed boot to Black screen with white cursor and errors from DDDP.

This is the Dell forum, so why are you posting questions about an HP computer here?
The Dell diagnostics probably won't work correctly with HP hardware so the results are meaningless.
Post your questions on the HP forum...

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I don't know what i've done but all the the icons on my laptop are permanently highlighted. I run windows xp.

Answer:all icons highlighted

Try a System Restore back to before this happened.

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Question: Highlighted Icons

How do I get my normal desktop back?

Moved to a more appropriate forum.

Answer:Highlighted Icons

Could you give more information?
What exactly, is the problem?
What is it doing, or not doing, that's the problem?
What did you do to try to correct it?

The more information you can supply, the better the chance of finding the solution.

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how to select one cell in row without other cells being highlighted -2010 windows home&office version

Answer:sel. 1 cell w/out another highlighted

Click it.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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..the BBC's ClickOnline programme this weekend could well prove of interest to those seeking an image viewer, browser, photo resizer or multimedia player amongst others.They can be found on this website:click here

Answer:Some freebies highlighted on..

Thanks Stuartli,I did'nt take any of the Photo downloads but I found Pacman on the same site,that takes me back a year or three, I only hope I can keep up with it.

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Hey this is possibly a stupid question, But her goes! When I go to a web page sometimes I want to print some text from the web page. I hold down with my left mouse button and scroll down highlighting the text I wnat to print. However when I hit the print button I get the dang web page printed out . How do I print just the text that I high light. I am using windows 98 2nd edition and a lexmark Z51 printer. Please help me this is getting frustrating.

Answer:printing just what you highlighted

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A friend of mine is having trouble with his desktop icons, all icons are highlighted and he cannot unhighlight them. Tried restart etc but it does not work, any ideas? thanx

Answer:All icons highlighted.


Originally Posted by tommytho

A friend of mine is having trouble with his desktop icons, all icons are highlighted and he cannot unhighlight them. Tried restart etc but it does not work, any ideas? thanx

To change the color of the icons on desktop to transparent = Right-click My Computer. Choose Properties. Click on the Advanced tab. Under Performance, click on Settings. Scroll down until you see "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop", and put a check next to it.

Make sure that Lock Web Items on Desktop is un-checked.

Tranparent Icons.
Control Panel
Performance and Maintenance(if in Category View)
Advanced Tab
under Performance click on Settings
Visual Effects Tab
put a check next to
"Use drop down shadows for icon labels on the desktop"
Apply / Ok

If this still doesn't work,
right-click on the desktop
point to Arrange Icons By >
and make sure that Lock Web Items on Desktop is un-checked.

If you have Desktop settings set to "Lock Desktop Items"
you can't remove the background color
Right click on desktop
Desktop Tab
Customize Desktop button
Web Tab
and take the check out of "Lock Desktop Items"
Ok / Apply / Ok

scroll down to
Icons - Transparent
Kelley's Korner =

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I didn't really know what to call this thread, sorry. Anyways, i've been noticing that certain words have been highlighted in green, and link to other pages when they shouldn't be. If i click on one, it's a begin2search link..I don't have the tool bar anymore, so could somebody help me please? Thanks.

Answer:Highlighted searches

Welcome to Techspot !
Look at a couple of the Threads concerning the Begin2Search in this Forum and how to get rid of it.

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Question: Highlighted Tabs

Hi am i having probelems with the bottom tabs of windows, they are alwayshighlighted (screenshot- have to click on this tabs multiple times when they become highlighted, i donot know how to make them not do this, could you give me any type of solution soi can get rid of this promlem (when i click on sumthing i want to to do itstraight away, i have to click these tabs about 3 or 4 times before they comeback up and sometimes it doesnt even come up then i have to minimize everthingto see what i want/need to see)

Answer:Highlighted Tabs

Not sure what the problem is, but I can tell you that excessive "clicking" will only slow the process. Every time you click, you're sending a command to the processor. The more clicks, the more commands, the longer time frame for the system to catch up with you.

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Is there a way to cause a row to automatically become highlighted or formatted in a desired way if one cell it that row meets a given criteria?
Accounts Payable,
On a worksheet with all required data listed for accounts to be paid, I have one column that I use to have a cell for each expense row, that I place a check mark in when the payment has been cleared. When that cell is "checked", I'd like to have the row become formatted in some way just to make it easier to see.
Thank you for your help.

Answer:Solved: Highlighted Row

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only one box to populate at the top of the sheet with a figure, what i need is the figure populated to 'highlight' the cell next to the given figure in a excel tableExamplefill the box with 600 and in the list from 1 to 1000 the figure of 600 is highlightedThanks for any help

Answer:if a1 is 900,how to have 900 in a list be highlighted in xcl

What kind of "box"?Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Any one seen any of these yet?

Answer:Keywords highlighted

YesI'll show you:Operating SystemMicrosoft

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Question: Highlighted Words

I think I have spyware that highlights words when I'm on the internet. I downloaded Hijack This, and this is the log I got. What do I do next?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 17:33:27, on 2004-11-9
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
c:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
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Answer:Highlighted Words

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(This is such a strange problem.... and it goes along in conjunction with more highlighting weirdness.)

I have been online for awhile and surfing sites, etc.......
then all of a sudden, in trying to highlight a portion of a sentence (i.e. in my email program) more highlights than I want and I can't UN highlight it. then when I try again... MORE highlights and more and so on.... so I closed out of that window and tried to click on Norton to clear out INTERNET cache and ALL the shortcuts on the desktop highlight and are active and a window pops up that asks "Do I really want to open all 16 processes at once....blah blahblah..." because all are hight lighted and want to open when I click ONE of the shortcuts. And they won't UNHIGHLIGHT just like the other highlight issue.i restarted and that didn't help either. I did manage to open Norton via the Start Menu/Programs/Norton and go in that way. Ran the virus check... no virus found..... Cleared the cache. etc. Problem still remains.

I ran the Adaware also. I can run Spybot too ....but maybe I need someone to take a look at a Hijckackthis file... would that show up anything?

This same problem has happened before but went away after de-web-junk-ing and restart.

What could it be? I don't think I have over heating .. I have about 6 fans in there.


Answer:Shortcuts all Highlighted.... help!

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Question: highlighted icons

my desktop icons have been highlighted, im stumped on why and how it happened. Need help pleasethanks

Answer:highlighted icons

"My Computer" > Properties > "Advance" tab > "Settings" button in the "Performance" section > Scroll to the bottom and check "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop". if I've understood the problem!

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Question: highlighted icons

i can,t remember how to get rid of the highlighted icons on the desktop,it,s where you have the writing below an icon on the desktop this is highlighted in blue.anyone help please.xp pro.sp2

Answer:highlighted icons

Right click and delete maybe !

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Question: Highlighted words

Why are some words highlighted on the screen? Never had this before I put in the new Norton 2005. Wut wit dat? Thanks for your help. Bill

Answer:Highlighted words

What words are highlighted? Can you provide an example? Is this happening only in Internet Explorer? A little more information will aid our members in helping you.

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I wrote the question about the letters "l" and 'I' being highlighted but it came up showing that I am a guest instead of a registered member,I can not access the repoxes in that mode so maybe I can see the responses in this message.

Answer:highlighted letters

what program do you mean??

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Question: Highlighted Icons

My computer has most of the Icons highlighted. Very annoying. I have went through all the tips and tricks to no avail. Finally, after playing around, I right clicked on an icon and went to properties. The icons show to be hidden. (I have my computer folders to show hidden file folders). I unchecked the "Hidden" button and, waalaa! The icon appears in full color. Now to figure out how to unhide all of them at one time. Thanks

Answer:Highlighted Icons

OK. It's all good now. I appreciate reading all the help on here.

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I tried to copy an image to the desktop from inside an e-mail - not an attachment in outlook- and it resulted in highlighting all my desk top items. I saw a thread in google that referred to this item but couldn't find the reply. Can anyone advise please how I can get rid of this.

Answer:Desk top icons are all highlighted

Run a System Restore to a time prior to when this happened.

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Q/1On some of the threads on this site some of the words are highlighted with under lines does anyone else see this if not why is it happening.Q/2a freind of mine is doing a vcd for a freind in the states but the first one he sent could not be played even on his comp, but it played ok here, any ideas we know of NTSC & Pal but does this apply to vcd's. Both are using win98se is there a diffrence between UK version and states Version.Any help gratfully recieved and thank you in advance

Answer:Highlighted words & format

Q1 If you look just above the top of your posting you will see "PC Advisor now highlights keywords selected by our advertisers, typically a vendor name, product or service. Keywords are underlined in green and are hyper-linked to the advertiser's site."

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No matter how many times i use Malware removal tools or remove unwanted programs i cannot eliminate the annoying yellow highlighting found on several websites. This is happening in both Edge and IE. Can anyone help me?

Answer:Highlighted words on websites

You can't remove them. They are part of the website. 

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Hey Gang,

I just got a phone call from a tennis buddy concerning his XP computer. He says once every 4 or 5 startups he has an issue. And the issue is: Clicking on one icon on the desktop highlights all icons, and the computer basically acts like it is frozen, doesn't work. Ctrl+alt+del does not respond. He has to shut off computer and reboot. So far rebooting has 'cured' the problem every time.

I can't find anything in MS KB concerning this, but it does sound a bit like either malware related, or a corrupt windows file. However, to me the puzzling thing is that it is not consistant. Only once every 4 or 5 boots, perhaps a driver??? I really don't know as I have not come accross this issue before.

Do you have any ideas on where to go with this? Again, I have not seen the computer first hand, yet. But if I need to give it a visit I will.


Answer:All Icons On Desktop Get Highlighted

Your right, that sounds like a faulty driver or a corrupt windows file.

To fix a new problem I would have to be infront of the computer to see the problem first hand and then think of a resolution on how to fix it.

Good luck!

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I lost my capability to scan using MS Paint when I had my PC cleaned for viruses. Does anyone have a solution for this problem? I'm using an HP all-in-one printer that is not compatable to Vista but like I said it was working great using MS Paint until I had the PC cleaned.

Answer:Paint - from scanner - not highlighted


Please provide more details on the exact model of HP device you are using.

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how do you go about turning off that feature in Firefox?

Answer:disabling the pop ups from highlighted text.

that is a forum feature i believe?

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I have a problem on my desktop. I don?t know where the settings areto change it. It looks like I held down control and drew a box around the icons but actually, I didn't. They appear as if they are selected.
Please show me how I can get this problem solved.


Answer:Desktop Icons highlighted

Hello Pramukd

Check these settings

1. Right-click My Computer/Properties
Click the Advanced tab
Click the Settings button in the Performance panel.
Click the Visual Effects tab
Put a check at ?Use drop shadows?

2. Right-click on the desktop/Properties
Click the Desktop tab
Click the Customized Desktop button.
Click the Web tab in
Make sure nothing is checked in the Web pages list.
Make sure the ?Lock desktop items? checkbox is not checked.


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I was trying to show my novel's chapters with the page numbers as I scrolled down. I failed to do that, all the page numbers are on their own little grey square and I can't get rid of it.

It's a little thing, but it's driving me nuts. Is there a way I can get back to having the numbers on a white background as before?


Answer:Numbers in Word highlighted - gah!

Could you provide a screenshot of what you mean please?

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Hi, i have clicked into in my computer and it says dvd/cd drive (e), when i click into nero 6 and try to burn a dvd the burn option is not highlighted, i have also had this problem when i have plugged my harddrive camcorder into the computer, it reconises the sony software i have added but again the burn option is not highlighted. I put in a dvd it didnt play but when i went into my computer right clicked dvd drive it highlighted the programe which would have allowed me to save to my computer. can anyone please help me solve this issue so that I can burn dvds. any help is much appreciated

Answer:dvd burn option not highlighted

if you open my computer, and choose properties for the dvd drive, then under one of the tabs, an option will be enable disk writing on this drive. i can't remember the exact details of it, but i've had to do that before. because i'm running vista though, everything is all different. this is the solution under xp, if you're running vista, the steps are different.

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So, I followed all the steps listed in "Read me first before asking for support" and still have highlighted words (like spam, music, relationship, etc) on internet explorer browser pages. I downloaded Hijack This but obviously don't want to delete anything inportant, though I did get rid of anything I saw with Begin2Search. If someone can offer assistance it would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Highlighted Words in Explorer

it may not be spyware. Some sites use a javascript ad program that hi-lites releated words.

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I was playing with services but this seems to be affecting both of my hardware profiles... It wasn't happening last night, it was only today. I have restarted several times, tried different profiles and different user accounts and all icons are still like this...

Any idea how i can turn this off?

Answer:Icons always highlighted [XP Home]

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You know, the more I use W10 on my desktop machine the more I struggle with one, very simple thing: how difficult it is to see which is the active window.
This idea of not highlighting, or colouring, the title bar on the active window began with Office 2013, I think (correct me if I'm wrong). It puzzled me then and it still puzzles me now.
Build 10525 introduced the "Show colour on Start, taskbar and action centre" option which brings back the highlighting for old Win32 apps. But still all the Modern apps stay colourless when active - even when windowed - and so do all the current desktop Office 2013 programs.
What possible stylistic or ergonomic advantage is achieved by making the active windows so un-obvious? Obviously you don't need it with full screen apps, but for windowed apps or programs? Of course you do.
I've put this into the Feedback, but what do others think? Does anyone prefer it this way?

Answer:Un-highlighted title bars

that's why you see a colored border around the window, the shadow is softer and the buttons minimize, close and maximize buttons get gray.
I don't know how hard is to see that... I think it looks better, I think the app looks better if it has the same color not a random color that will change and change. that looks like windows 95. not really modern and pretty at all. it's easy to see what's active and what isn't. but I mean, just a colored border is easy to see. if you have problems seeing it put a stronger color like red or aqua or something easy to see.
I never understand this complaints because it's easy to see, but anyway if you want that ugly feature, Microsoft added it on insiders build so it must be there in next windows 10 update for normal users.
To me it looks pretty this way, and I don't think it's hard to see anything. it looks modern and nice. and if you don't pay attention to the small border around the window, well it's because you don't want to see it. simple as that.

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I recently installed Codec-c Video plugin and now ads and highlighted text links are showing up on my browsers.
Please help me removal this. I'm running win7 64bit.

Thank You,

Answer:ADs and highlighted text link

Hi -
Are you sure that you did not download anything else with this program ?? Where was the download from ??

Sounds like you could fully remove the program and carefully reinstall it again from a reliable source !!

Thank You -

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When I start up my desktop (windows 7 home premium 64), and start a program, the taskbar icon does not highlight. This forces me to use alt+tab to see what programs I have open. They do highlight after a while, the longest lag was 30 minutes. I've scanned with anti-malware, spyware,virus software with no joy. At first it was annoying, but now it just pisses me off. I don't exactly remember when it started doing this, but think it's been about a couple months. Please help.

Answer:Taskbar icons un highlighted.

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All of the Icons on XP desktop are highlighted and I cannot unhighlight them

Answer:All XP Desktop Icons are highlighted

Welcome to TSF

Right click on your desktop and choose, 'Properties' then click on the 'Desktop' tab at the top of the little window. Then choose, 'Customize Desktop...' then click on the 'Web' tab at the top. Then un-check the little boxes on there, that's the 'My current homepage' one and the 'Lock desktop items' one, then just OK everything and you should be done.

Note: It may take some time (Say 10 - 20 seconds) for the process to complete, so don't click the 'X' if it looks like it's froze up. It's thinking.

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 ???the letters "i" and 'L'are always highlighted with an orange color within internet explorer.     Examples: names  in the address book,names of files under favorites when opening  a folder .This does not occur when browsing web pages.How does one get this highlighiting of specific letters off?

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XP thinks that some of my programs aren't compatible I think. I assume this because in my Start>Programs window, some are hightlighted in yellow. Many of these work just fine though. Is there anyway to unhighlight them?



Answer:XP - Incompatible Programs are highlighted

Are you sure they are highlighted because of incompatility? XP will highlight new programs until they are run from the start menu. Run the programs from Start>Programs. Do the highlights dissappear?

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Hi just a quick question and wondered if anyone else has this? My Taskbar Icons don't highlight when in use, I'm used to seeing them highlighted in W7 and miss that as I often close W10 with something open in the background, like notepad or something..

Is there a way to force them to highlight when open/in use?


Answer:Taskbar Icons not Highlighted?

For the programs that are in use, the "highlight" is a line laminated under each thumbnail, and the one that is on the screen is "shaded".
Do you have the same thing as shown in the screenshot below ?

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Ok this may seem silly, but it's annoying me right now. For some reason when I click on an icon anywhere on my computer just once, for example the desktop, it's highlighted in green instead of blue. And like when I go to click on a URL in the box up above where it stores my recently visited URL's, I don't know what it's called, but anyway, it highlights the URL's in green instead of blue. Anyway, if anybody understands what I'm talking about, is there a way to change it back to blue?

Answer:highlighted in green instead of blue

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Hi, every time I start my Windows 7 and start a program, the taskbar icon does not highlight. This make me use of alt+tab key to see what programs I?ve open.

Answer:Taskbar Icons not highlighted.

Try pointing your cursor over the taskbar it sometime hidden when cursor is no over, or you've accidentally hide it.

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Hi just a quick question and wondered if anyone else has this? My Taskbar Icons don't highlight when in use, I'm used to seeing them highlighted in W7 and miss that as I often close W10 with something open in the background, like notepad or something..

Is there a way to force them to highlight when open/in use?


Answer:Taskbar Icons not Highlighted?

For the programs that are in use, the "highlight" is a line laminated under each thumbnail, and the one that is on the screen is "shaded".
Do you have the same thing as shown in the screenshot below ?

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My icons on my desktop stay permanantly highlighted for some reason. I ran spybot, NAV, Adware, and Pest Patrol and cleaned up a few spyware and adware programs, but nothing seems to help out the icon situation. Here is a picture if you want to see what it looks like-

Here is my Hijackthis log as well in case:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:25:03 PM, on 6/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\P... Read more

Answer:Windows XP icons highlighted

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Several words on every webpage are blue highlighted words, double underlined, and when you hold your mouse over them an ad pops up. Usually a coupon ad. It's even happening on this page. Can anyone help? Thanks. Rich
P.S. Tried several malware cleaners (Malware Bytes, etc.) without success.

Answer:Highlighted word popup ads

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my first 1520had issues that could not be resolved, at&t sent replacement, My incoming messages were highlighted and easy to find, now everything is just one big lump.

Answer:why new incoming messages are not highlighted

What messages are we talking about here? A screenshot with explanation would help

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I hope I posted this in the right forum.
I have XP and read this entire thread and did EVERYTHING:

Nothing works !

I did have a virus 2 days ago, got rid of it and that's when the icon problems started.

Please help

Answer:Solved: icons highlighted

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I'm not quite sure how to describe the problem I had, but it was the same situation as this one: Considering that it required the need of looking over programs for malwares, I don't think I am knowledgable enough to just download the malware removal tools on my own. It looks somewhat like this:
Thanks in advance, and I really appreciate the help!

Answer:Sudden Pop-Ads and Highlighted Words

Hello monoceru, I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same... Read more

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Hi there, I am having a lot of trouble with this adware. It barely allows me to post this thread because I am lagging so much.

Again, if I were to visit an article or website via google using Internet explorer, random words are underlined and highlighted. If I put my curser over it, a pop up expands. Also, random ads appear.

I looked into Tools>Add Ons> and I found "Priceless." It is enabled and there is no way to disable it.
I also looked into the C:// and deleted the files for it.
Deleted any recently downloaded files from Control panel, still no help.


Answer:Yellow Highlighted Pop up Ad (Priceless?)

I had to switch to my iPhone.. I am currently running ZEOK.exe and following a moderator's tutorial. I will post the log after its done.

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I'm trying to add a watermark to a Word doc but the "custom watermark" is not highlighted so that I can add a pic Can anyone assist me please?

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Hi,Sorry I can't give much info. I'm trying to format a document and want to insert highlighted grey boxes which I've seen in previous documents. They usually say "please enter text here" and when you click on it the writing disappears and the grey highlighted area disappears.Thanks,Annie

Answer:Help! highlighted text boxes

It might help if you told us what software application you want to use. 

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How do I make them stop? It just started within the last few days. On a google search results page all of my string words are highlighted in annoyingly bright alternating colors. I appreciate all efforts to rid me of this plague!!!

Smiles everyone, smiles,
Mr. Rork

Thank you!

Answer:Highlighted Search Words

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Is there a way to create a macro that selects all cells by color? Lets say I were to have a random set of 15 cells in a set of 40-cell data that were highlighted in yellow, is there a way to automatically select them, like via button? Slightly related to a similar post I made two days ago.Thank you in advance

Answer:Select highlighted cells

Let's say the range in question is A1:B20.Let's say the highlighted cells are Yellow.Let's say this code should do it:
Sub SelectColoredCells()
'Loop through range
For Each c_cell In Range("A1:B20")
'If cell is yellow, add it's address to the string
If c_cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 6 Then
tmpRng = tmpRng & c_cell.Address & ","
End If
'Strip off extra comma from string
myRng = Left(tmpRng, Len(tmpRng) - 1)
'Select the range
End Sub
Note: this will not work for cells that are colored yellow via Conditional Formatting.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Issue: Sometimes when I open a new executable Windows will display the program momentarily and then will automatically minimize itself onto the taskbar. Then either another tab will be displayed or the mouse cursor will be showing on the desktop.

Example: when I try to run cmd.exe from the run programs menu it will open the program and display the black startup screen. Then the program will instantly be minimized. I then reselect the command window in the taskbar and with varying consistency the cmd.exe program will either open and lock or auto re-minimize itself.

This problem is recurring and quite annoying. I have gone into my folder options and set them to default in hopes of fixing the problem. No changes.

I am freshly updated on my search n' destroy. Any input will be greatly appreciated as it's making me lose productivity on my computer.


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