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how to remove sp3, ive tried all four methods, and clean install isnt an option

Question: how to remove sp3, ive tried all four methods, and clean install isnt an option

okay well its come to this, i am so close to quite literally just blowing this computer up its not even funny, i have been searching for over 11 hours straight with no break on how to remove sp3, and nothing works. i have tried all four methods that everyone only seems to know and none of them do anything.

-it does not show up in add or remove programs
-i am actually literally completely missing the $ntservicepackuninstall$ folder (and yes i have searched another 3+ hours on trying to find out how to fix that, with no success)
-I cant do a system restore because i just had to do a repair installation, because it was the only way to get rid of the virus on this computer that had been wreaking havoc for over a week, and really looking like i was gonna he to just wipe the HDD, so that is out of the question
-and i finally decided to put aside my pride and do the most ridiculous thing over using the recovery console which in my opinion is going so damn overboard for such a simple task it is unfathomable

now the reason for doing so is not that sp3 is that bad, it's just that there is literally about a snowball's chance in hell i am going to live with on this just about the two worst things that a computer could have
(well besides horrific, hideous look and layout, what makes me want to be drawn and quartered rather then ever use it vista or windows 7, BESIDES THAT...)
Horrible Windows Media Player 11 and Demonically horrifyingly hideous IE8

now seeing as the repair disc i used unfortunately had IE8 and WMP11 integrated into as part of the installation the only way to get rid of them (thanks to the a**hats at Microsoft) is to uninstall the entire freaking service pack which is completely ridiculous, however i took one look at IE8 and WMP 11 and instantly knew what i had to do, but 14 hours later, i arrive here, pissed off and begging for help.

now i do apologize for my language but i am so frustrated right now it would make your head spin, and i hate when i know what to do but i cant do it no matter what. i have literally put my life on hold for two weeks minimum fixing this computer (it belongs to my brother) i have pissed away already more then half a month of my summer, because i told him i would do something for him, and to me that damn well means i am going to do it. He feels exactly the same way about IE8 and WMP11 as i do, so here i am begging for anyone's help on how i can rollback or uninstall sp3, or just simply uninstall IE8 and WMP11 please please please help me.

I really wont to just get this done so he has a computer again and so i can have some sense of completion, and relief cause as it is now i am just about to loose it and well maybe that was a lil overboard lol, but that pretty close. so thank you in advance for any help that anyone can provide

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Preferred Solution: how to remove sp3, ive tried all four methods, and clean install isnt an option

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.

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Answer: how to remove sp3, ive tried all four methods, and clean install isnt an option

Dude,

Best bet - Caddy the HDD, secure the data that you need and do a clean install - That's your quickest, simplest method. That, and you can be certain that the Virus has gone..

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Hi All,

my laptop is a Lenovo t61 running XPpro sp2... on Tues this box was infected with some kinda Trojan virus, redirect malware crap... what i understand, is that the operating system is to old to scan for virus & fix ... so, it's recommended to clean install the os ... only thing is, don't think i have a disk to reinstall & i'm not sure if there's a recovery partition on this box ... been looking around on this Bleeping site & i haven't found info for reinstall sources or best methods to clean install ... so any suggestions to aim me in that direction would be much appreciated.

oh, and also, any info on what it takes to install as 64 bit would help.
Much Thanx
AltElvis

Answer:What are best methods for a Clean Install of XPpro sp2?

Have you checked the documentation on here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/?menu-id=support&ref-id=products

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I just did a fresh install of windows 7 and now my audio doesn't even get 1/5th as loud as it use to

Answer:After i did a clean install audio isnt loud anymore

No System specs provided so we can only offer general suggestions.

The first suggestion is, did you install all the device drivers after install. In the case of the sound, in most cases, the PC or motherboard vendor as applicable, sound drivers should be used. Non-Vendor can either not work or not work properly. If no drivers were installed usually Windows will install the basic function HD Audio Codec for sound.

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My son bought a new computer and is giving me his 2 year old Win7 HP desktop to replace my still truckin 8 year old XP. His computer has Nortons and no virus issues - runs fine, a little slow maybe. He already copied off his stuff but I would to start using it with ALL his user files and torrent downloads gone, clean registry etc. I know can start by deleting his user file, uninstalling some programs, doing a disk clean etc. But is there a one stop idea to make it look like day one or do I need to do multiple functions? If multiple, what would be on the list? I would prefer NOT to do a clean install as I really don't want to reinstall all the programs, win7 updates, drivers, the printer etc. Thanks!

Answer:Best option to clean Win7, remove user files but keep programs

You can try the steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware but if it's never had a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then the HP factory preinstall is the worst install of Win7 one can have.

If it's dysfunctional I'd run a Repair Install after doing the clean up tutorial steps to turn off all the unneeded crapware, check if its' damaged system files, clean and defrag.

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Hi,

I am trying to clean install Windows 7 Professional.

When in 'Where do you want to install?' [after selecting Custom (Advanced) option], I am not getting the Advanced option for format (clean install) under the listed HDD partitions.

Pls assist how can I do a clean install deleting my previous OS (Vista Home Premium).

Answer:Clean Install Option Not Available

Are you booting from the disk?

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I'm trying to do a Repair Install on my wife's computer. It has Windows Vista SP2 platform 32 bit operating system. When I try to make a recovery disk it displays 3 choices:

Create Factory Default Disc
Create Current System Configuration Backup Disc
Create Driver and Application Backup Disc

Which option should be chosen to do a "clean install?"

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Option for Clean Install

Hello Fertigline, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Since your wife's computer is a OEM factory store bought computer, a clean install would be a factory recovery instead. This will format Vista, then reinstall Vista back to factory default conditions like when you first turned it on out of the box.

If this is what you wanted to do, then the link below can help show you how to for an Acer brand computer.

Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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After doing a clean install of XP Pro SP3 there is no hibernate tab in the power panel and the standby option is greyed out.   I have tried both the Thinkvantage system update function to install drivers and have also manually installed the chip driver and power manager.  There are no warnings in device manager.   I don't see any BIOS options that would affect ACPI but I did wonder why my new SL500 has ver 1.12 system BIOS when the Lenovo site shows 1.08 as the latest released in August .  I have seen reference to an ACPI driver in one of the forum posts but I don't see any such driver in the Lenovo matrix.  Incidentally hibernate was active on the original Vista Home installation and PC Dr shows no hardware problems.    I am desperately out of ideas so any hints would be greatly appreciated.













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Answer:No hibernate option after XP clean install

Hello, if your SL has got 4GB of ram, then this is not a bug but a feature of XP. Look here . RegardsAndreas

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That's basically my question. I'm planning to upgrade my Win7 laptop to Win10 next week and I'd like to know if there is an option for clean install (Delete all files, fresh windows settings, old windows moved to "windows.old" folder) from Windows Update or do I have to download Windows 10 Media Creation tool?
Thanks!

Answer:Does Upgrading to Win10 from WU have clean install option?

There is a special procedure for doing a clean install without having to go through the upgrade process. Is this what you are looking for?

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

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I'm sure this has been asked 100 times before but my computer randomly shuts itself down so I don't really have the time to look for it. I'm very sorry!

I need to reinstall Windows XP. I want to do a clean install. I have the disc and the reg code. What I don't have is the BOOT FROM DISC option!! How do I get it or how do I do it? I'm wicked frustrated and I just want my computer back to normal!! ARGGH
 

Answer:XP clean re-install, no boot from disc option.

Look in your BIOS , , set the first boot device to CD, second as Hard Drive. Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up. T

he prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you do not get that message, and if you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install_windows_xp_on_a.htm

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
http://www.echoproject.net/en/software/catalog.html

These are good guides to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print one for reference during the install.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm
 

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A quick question,

I gave up on ME and did a clean install of Windows 2000 Pro. Part of the install was a reformatting of my harddrive. The only options it gave me were FAT or NTFS format. What I really wanted was FAT32 becuase I play a lot of games. But being that FAT wasn't going to cut it I settled for NTFS.

Question, what is the down side for NTFS for games and second, if I need to go back (I am holding off on re-installing all my software/games/data) to reformat as FAT32, how can I get it to work?
 

Answer:No FAT32 Option on Clean Install of Wnk200

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That's basically my question. I'm planning to upgrade my Win7 laptop to Win10 next week and I'd like to know if there is an option for clean install (Delete all files, fresh windows settings, old windows moved to "windows.old" folder) from Windows Update or do I have to download Windows 10 Media Creation tool?
Thanks!

Answer:Does Upgrading to Win10 from WU have clean install option?

There is a special procedure for doing a clean install without having to go through the upgrade process. Is this what you are looking for?

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First

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Hello W10Forums;

We are thinking about releasing the Windows 10 upgrade into the wild on the machines of our customers. However, since we are using specific management software e.t.c., we do not wish the users to perform a clean install of Windows 10, only the in-place upgrade.

Is there a way to remove the 2 other options in the upgrade screen?

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade - block the clean install option

Talking about a reset without keeping anything is one way without a Windows 10 Media.

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1) I am using driver 258.96 with my gtx 460 video card (1 gig ddr 5 ). I would like to use the the new nvidia driver 301.42. Is this driver any good and does it help my performance.

2) I was told that I dont have to go to safe mode to install new driver. I just download driver, execute it and pick custom and then pick clean option and install It. Is this okay to do it this way. What does the clean option actually do.

I use ggames like bullet storm or mass effect 3

Answer:Question on new nvidia driver and install with clean option

I've been told the same thing. But, I always run driver sweeper in safe mode and check the Nvidia display check box. Then click analyze and clean. Then install using the custom clean install method. it works well for me. The 301.42 drivers have mixed reviews. Some people get good performance increases from them and others not so good. I have them installed and they did not improve my performance but did not hurt it either. Nvidia is rumored to be coming out with a large driver release this month sometime.

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Hello W10Forums;

We are thinking about releasing the Windows 10 upgrade into the wild on the machines of our customers. However, since we are using specific management software e.t.c., we do not wish the users to perform a clean install of Windows 10, only the in-place upgrade.

Is there a way to remove the 2 other options in the upgrade screen?

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade - block the clean install option

Talking about a reset without keeping anything is one way without a Windows 10 Media.

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Hi.. I see there's a fairly recent thread called "Downgrading to Windows 7" but that's not applicable to me. I haven't got the "go back to an earlier build" recovery option. So, here's my situation:

HDD 0 is my surfing C drive, and has Win10 - that Win10 being a July 'upgrade' of Win7.
HDD 1 is a non-OS drive. I want to use my Win7 disk to create a new OS from scratch on this HDD 1.
HDD 2 has an earlier Win7 with no internet access, and I want that left untouched. So let's ignore HDD 2.

Now, I gather that Win10 has might have 'locked on to' my MS licence, and may have revoked use of the product key for Win7. So my questions are these:

1: If I go to all the bother of installing Win7 on HDD 1, will the product key be accepted?

2: If the answer to 1 is 'no' then what if I totally wipe Win10 from HDD 0, and then try installing Win7 again? Might I be left in a situation where I can't have Win7 on my PC, and have lost my rights to Win10 as well?

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Hi.. I see there's a fairly recent thread called "Downgrading to Windows 7" but that's not applicable to me. I haven't got the "go back to an earlier build" recovery option. So, here's my situation:

HDD 0 is my surfing C drive, and has Win10 - that Win10 being a July 'upgrade' of Win7.
HDD 1 is a non-OS drive. I want to use my Win7 disk to create a new OS from scratch on this HDD 1.
HDD 2 has an earlier Win7 with no internet access, and I want that left untouched. So let's ignore HDD 2.

Now, I gather that Win10 has might have 'locked on to' my MS licence, and may have revoked use of the product key for Win7. So my questions are these:

1: If I go to all the bother of installing Win7 on HDD 1, will the product key be accepted?

2: If the answer to 1 is 'no' then what if I totally wipe Win10 from HDD 0, and then try installing Win7 again? Might I be left in a situation where I can't have Win7 on my PC, and have lost my rights to Win10 as well?

Answer:Clean-install Windows 7 after the Win10 revert option has expired?

The Windows 10 upgrade did nothing to your Windows 7 product key, it remains just as valid to use in any legal installation as it always was. HOWEVER it violates the End Users License Agreement to have the Windows 7 and Windows 10 upgrade resulting from that Windows 7 license installed on the same computer at the same time. Thus it also violates this forum's rules to discuss how to do it. You have 1 license/product key for Windows - that means only one installation of Windows is legally allowed from that license/product key, Windows 10 or Windows 7, not both; even though only your honesty is preventing you from using the same license for both the Windows 10 and Windows 7.

If you choose to purchase a second license for Windows, then you can see here for more information:
Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello,

I'm trying to reformat my laptop, a HP pavillion zd8000. The problem is: I can't boot from
the CD. My boot order is set properly but the option "Press any key ...." doesn't ever come
up. I've tried 3 different XP CD's and none of them seem to work. Can anyone help me with
this issue?

Thanks.
 

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Okay, I have a computer with Widows 7 already installed, but I want to do a clean install to remove all the bloatware that came with it. I know how to burn the Windows 7 ISO to a DVD/USB. Thing is there are some files that I don't want to erase (I have them moved to a folder on my desktop) but I don't have enough space to store them elsewhere (approx. 125 GB total, and no, you didn't read that wrong).

I was wondering if it was possible to do a clean install *without* formatting/removing the current partitions, move the files I want from my current OS/partition to the new one, and then remove/format the old ones, leaving me with just the new one and my files.

So, is that possible?

Answer:Remove partition after clean install?

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

It isn't a recommended backup method since HD's can fail, but if you have no other options we'll help you create a partition on the end of the HD to store your data. As long as you don't touch that partition during reinstall your data should be safe there.

While you wait look over these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Once I reinstall the system I need to download some drivers from Dell How do I know where they go

Answer:I want to do a clean install to remove a partition

After you install Windows XP, go to the following link:http://support.dell.comFrom there you can browse and find drivers for your model.You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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If it does, where can I download it back from?

Answer:If I do a clean install of Windows, will it remove the HP ap...

Hi,Your laptop: https://support.hp.com/za-en/product/hp-pavilion-13-u100-x360-convertible-pc/12589419/document/c0531...You can download most of them from here: https://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-13-u100-x360-convertible-pc/12589419Clean install: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-clean-install-windows-10-a.htmlRegardsVisruth

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I have a particular nasty version of one of these ransomeware viruses on a customers computer. But none of the traditional methods work.
I boot into safe mode with networking (or without) and the computer just reboots.
I place the HDD in an non infected computer and run malwarebytes, and it doesn't find it.
I create a hitmanpro kickerstarter USB key, and boot off of it, and it finds 2 infected files. I remove them manually, and the virus is still there.
I try and do a system restore to an earlier point, and it fails.
Obviously I have no logs I can post, and cannot run any programs on this computer, I am at a total loss as to what to do.

Answer:Can't remove ransomware with any traditional methods

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on...

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:47:32 PM, on 12/11/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\mfcfw.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exeC: ... Read more

Answer:Unable To Remove About:blank After Several Methods

I tried an application called AboutBuster but it did not seem to work fully. After a reboot, here is my newest HJT log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:56:16 PM, on 12/11/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:&#... Read more

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Hi All,
I'm planning on doing my first clean Windows 7 install. My laptop came with RAID built in, and I want to get rid of it as part of the clean install. I'm not sure how to go about that.

Also, my laptop has a 500GB HDD and a 32GB SSD. Windows is installed in such a way that it boots from the SSD and so starts extremely quickly. I'm guessing that that requires some extra configuration during the clean install.

Lastly, I have a UEFI motherboard, and I was wondering if the install process when doing a clean install using UEFI is different from a normal clean install.
Thanks for your answers in advance!

Answer:Remove RAID when doing clean install of W7, Boot from SSD

What type of RAID do you have? Is this MSATA? If so follow these special steps to Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums.

In addition look over the steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which compile everything that works best to get and keep a perfect install based on tens of thousands we've directly helped do here.

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After many unsuccessfull tries to repair pc issues by paying pc-tehnicians I did the following:formatted the HDD with a linux live CD(partedmagic). After that I gave a look if there was some remaining files on c: drive and there wasn't any,all wiped.I installed a legal copy of widows7 downlloaded before from Microsoft download center.All worked like a charm untill i connected internet.The machine became unresponsive continously blocking for a short period any program at least every 5-10 min.I don't know what to do with my pc at this point.The only thing I didn't do it is to wipe the HDD and then disconect it from RAM(turn off the PC,unplug from power supply for next 1-2 hours....).Any help would be appreciated!
 

Answer:Clean install didn't remove trojan(s)...

Welcome to Major Geeks!



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The only thing I didn't do it isClick to expand...

Did you delete partitions and recreate from scratch before reinstalling. There are many infections that will survive a simple reinstall and even a format.

If however you would like us to check to see if there is any malware at play then please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:
If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual update Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip gettin... Read more

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Hello

Have run into a problem. I can't connect to the internet on my desktop computer. Everything was fine untill 3 days ago. Now when I click the 'safely remove hardware' button in the system tray and click on the USB ADSL WAN Adaptor, the computer immediately shuts down and restarts.
Also when I went to uninstall the modem software it also shut down.

Perhaps a drastic measure but I have just formatted and reinstalled windows XP SP2.
After loading the chipset drivers I loaded the modem software.
Still no luck with connecting to the internet and when I click to safely remove the modem the computer is still shutting down, although it is now letting me uninstall the modem software.

Anyone got any ideas whats going on or how to rectify the problem?

I should also say that I am able to plug the modem into my laptop and connect without a problem.

Any help much appreciated
 

Answer:Clean install,no internet, remove usb causes restart

Removing the USB modem shuts down the PC, that is strange.

Just as an idea, can you connect the modem via Ethernet cable instead of USB ?
Ethernet is the preferred way to connect to the ADSL modem anyway.

This problem with the ADSL modem sounds like a driver error, either with the modem or USB on your PC; I'd remove both from device manager and start again (install drivers)
Note: removing the USB drivers from your device manager may stop other USB devices from working (ie mouse keyboard) until restart
 

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  How do I remove multiple OS on my PC so I can do a clean install of Windows XP? The hand-me-down PC that I just got has 2 versions of  ubuntu OS and 2 versions of something called MEPIS plus it came with Windows XP on it. Also both ubuntu have recovery modes to choose. So when it starts up it has 7 choices to boot from plus 2 memory tests. I would like to do a clean install with XP and get rid of all the other choices. So, how do I go about doing this? I already have an XP DVD to install from and the product key for activation. I know how to do a clean install, I just never had dual OS on the installs I've done in the past
 
  I would truly appreciate any help anyone can offer!
 
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Answer:How do I remove multiple OS on my PC so I can do a clean install of Windows XP

Have you tried to use the DVD? XP should reformat the entire drive before installing XP.

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  How do I remove multiple OS on my PC so I can do a clean install of Windows XP? The hand-me-down PC that I just got has 2 versions of  ubuntu OS and 2 versions of something called MEPIS plus it came with Windows XP on it. Also both ubuntu have recovery modes to choose. So when it starts up it has 7 choices to boot from plus 2 memory tests. I would like to do a clean install with XP and get rid of all the other choices. So, how do I go about doing this? I already have an XP DVD to install from and the product key for activation. I know how to do a clean install, I just never had dual OS on the installs I've done in the past
 
  I would truly appreciate any help anyone can offer!
 
                                                                                    Thanks a bunch,
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Answer:How do I remove multiple OS on my PC so I can do a clean install of Windows XP

Have you tried to use the DVD? XP should reformat the entire drive before installing XP.

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Hi,

I have an ASUS G51J that is currently running Ubuntu 9.10 with a VM install of Windows 7. I would like to go back to Windows 7 entirely, removing Ubuntu 9.10.

I have my Win7 64bit repair disk and Win7 64bit ISO disk, and have backed up my Ubuntu installation, but have some questions before I proceed.

My system has 2 hard drives. I would like to install Win7 on the first disk, which currently looks like the attached image (sda_gparted.png). Can I reformat the entire drive to NTFS before proceeding?

Also, on a second drive I have my data. A large chunk is in NTFS, but some is in ext3 formatted partitions. Is there a way to read these from Win7, or alternately,
if I reformat the partitions to NTFS, is there a way I can copy data over from a clone of the second HDD that is formatted in ext3?

Anything else I need to know to make sure I don't brick my computer?

Thanks

Answer:Remove ubuntu and do clean Win7 install

Hello Photobucket,

Yes, you'll need to format the entire drive to ntfs before installing win7.

First, in your bios setup make sure the computer is set to boot from dvd as the first boot device.

Then, boot from dvd. Delete all the existing partitions, create one or more partitions as per choice, then format in ntfs. You can make changes to the partition structure after the install also either using the win7 diskmgmt tool or a 3rd party software like Partition wizard. Choose to do a Custom (clean install) when presented with that option.

For reading the ext3 data from win7, there exist apps like Explore2fs and Ext2ifs. See this page for alternatives and details.

How to Access Linux Partitions (ext2, ext3) From Windows in Dual-Boot System? - Tweaking with Vishal

and

Three Ways To Access Linux Partitions (ext2/ext3) From Windows On Dual-Boot Systems | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials

But would suggest you hold your horses and wipe your data disk only after confirming you can read and backup that data.

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Hello. Couple days ago I started receiving nod32 alerts about infection found:
JS/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.NAK trojan horse

What it does is slowing down, or completely blocking ability to surf internet pages. NOD also shows messages that it threat was found at websites something like static/facebook.com or static/google.com, or something like that I dont remember exactly, will update here if it shows up again.
EDIT: just got one poped up again, this time its youtube:
name of object: www.youtube.com
threat: JS/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.NAK trojan horse :S
EDIT2: and here they keep coming:
name of object: https://static.ak.facebook.com
threat: JS/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.NAK trojan horse

I did full system scan with nod32, but didnt find anything.. Maybe because my version is few months outdated, because I ran out of licence? (but this seems old threat, so shouldnt be because few missing updates)
Did full spywareterminator scan.
Malware bytes scan, downloaded this because of this issue and got trial only.
Did Eset online scanner full scan too, this did find some infected files and removed them, however problem persists. Even after few more scans with this. Last time I did that, it found nothing.

Much appreciation for any help in advance.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
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Answer:found JS/TrojanDownloader.FakeAlert.NAK any methods to remove it?

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Can?t remove searchscopes: is doing a clean install a good idea?

My friend has a Win10 HP (x64) desktop and it has become seriously affected by searchscopes.
The computer is as slow as molasses. I?ve tried to use
Remove virus (Easy Removal Guide) but no luck.
Running AdwCleaner finds 3, sometimes as many as 7 searchscopes and removes what it finds. But upon restart, searchscopes returns.
Installed Malwarebytes 14-day free trial: no threats found.

Also he has Norton 360 and he tells me it either hasn?t found searchscopes or doesn?t remove it even after running a full scan

I?d like to do a clean install if it?s a good idea.
Even though searchscopes is still somewhere in the computer, can I do clean install?
I?m not sure about creating install media on an ?infected? computer.
His computer originally had Win10 HP (x64) and has Legacy BIOS

Can I create Win10 install media on my computer and then use that media to do the clean install on his computer?
I have Win 10 Pro instead of HP: and it?s a 64-bit system like his.
Can I create Win10 HP (X64) install media on my computer?
I was looking at but I?m not sure if either one would do what I?d like to do
Clean Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
&
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

I also ran sfc /scannow and it reported Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations

Answer:Canít remove searchscopes: is doing a clean install a good idea?

Yes, you can use the Media Creation Tool to make a bootable USB drive (or a DVD, which is not my preferred medium).

You can do it to directly make a bootable USB drive. I have always downloaded the .ISO, and used the diskpart command line utility to prepare a bootable USB drive. (It's simple, but, if you're careless, you could erase a drive or partition on the wrong drive.)

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Hi,

I hope folks can help with this one.

After a failed HDD and purchase of a new drive, I then did a clean install of Windows 10 from a disk image - except it failed part-way through throwing up an error.

I tried again and it again failed part-way through.

I tried for a third time with a different disk and the installation failed again (albeit at a different point)

I tried for a fourth time with an image on a USB stick - and SUCCESS!

However, in addition to a Windows folder in C: drive, I now also have folders called Windows.old (10.1Gb), Windows.old.000 (7.40Gb) and Windows.old.001 (13.2Gb).

I logged into the Administrator account and tried to delete these folders - but I get an error message that SYSTEM needs to give permission (how can I get SYSTEM to give permission?).

I tried opening an elevated command prompt to use the RMDIR and DELTREE DOS commands.

The DELTREE command says " 'deltree' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch command" and RMDIR gives the message "The directory is not empty".

Question is, how can I get rid of these folders which are useless and occupying 30.7Gb of my new HDD space?

Cheers

Art

Answer:Clean Install of Win 10 - how to remove installation files that failed

If it's a true clean install, you wouldn't have a folder (or folders) like that, so I wonder just exactly what you did.

Did you format the disk after a failed attempt?

Suggest you also post a screenshot of Disk Management showing your partitions.
Type
Disk Management
in Cortana's search bar
or
Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc

You can't delete those folders directly like that - they are protected.

Try
How to delete the Windows.old folder from Windows 10 - CNET
(I searched for
how to delete windows.old
)

Now you'll have to check if the others are deleted - if not you can delete them from a command prompt outside Windows (e.g. via SHIFT + click Restart and navigate thru the prompts. Drive letters will be different, so be careful.

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Hi,

I hope folks can help with this one.

After a failed HDD and purchase of a new drive, I then did a clean install of Windows 10 from a disk image - except it failed part-way through throwing up an error.

I tried again and it again failed part-way through.

I tried for a third time with a different disk and the installation failed again (albeit at a different point)

I tried for a fourth time with an image on a USB stick - and SUCCESS!

However, in addition to a Windows folder in C: drive, I now also have folders called Windows.old (10.1Gb), Windows.old.000 (7.40Gb) and Windows.old.001 (13.2Gb).

I logged into the Administrator account and tried to delete these folders - but I get an error message that SYSTEM needs to give permission (how can I get SYSTEM to give permission?).

I tried opening an elevated command prompt to use the RMDIR and DELTREE DOS commands.

The DELTREE command says " 'deltree' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch command" and RMDIR gives the message "The directory is not empty".

Question is, how can I get rid of these folders which are useless and occupying 30.7Gb of my new HDD space?

Cheers

Art

Answer:Clean Install of Win 10 - how to remove installation files that failed

If it's a true clean install, you wouldn't have a folder (or folders) like that, so I wonder just exactly what you did.

Did you format the disk after a failed attempt?

Suggest you also post a screenshot of Disk Management showing your partitions.
Type
Disk Management
in Cortana's search bar
or
Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc

You can't delete those folders directly like that - they are protected.

Try
How to delete the Windows.old folder from Windows 10 - CNET
(I searched for
how to delete windows.old
)

Now you'll have to check if the others are deleted - if not you can delete them from a command prompt outside Windows (e.g. via SHIFT + click Restart and navigate thru the prompts. Drive letters will be different, so be careful.

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hi,our whole system crashed right down to the command prompt,used the original windows xp home disc but received a fatal error message.Tried cleaning the disc but apparently it is scratched.We bought a vista upgrade but it won't overwrite the partial install-how do I remove the incomplete xp?

Answer:remove incomplete clean Vista upgrade install

When booting to the Vista DVD you should get options. Use Custom install. That should give you the option to delete all partitions.

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Quick Question, I just ordered a new spectre x360 and the first thing I want to do when it gets here is format it and install windows 10 pro clean.I want no part of HP's bloatware. There will be no weird warranty or support issues if I do this correct? 

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My wife's computer is severely infected. Upon reviewing multiple threads related to the problems such as multiple errors of bad images, etc, the fact that all restore points are gone and the CA virus program deleted I thought it best to reinstall.

My question though is "will this remove all the viruses and other errors created by the problem"?

From other threads it appears to be a trojan and malware.

Any and all help is appreciated. The problems get worse on her computer as each day passes.

Thanks,
 

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hi i can't seem to remove my User Pic & Frame from Start Menu, have tried all the methods i could find on the net, including Windows 7 Start Menu User Picture Remover, using Restorator 2007 to change aero.mssytles, renaming suffix of user.bmp ...

strangely i have successfully removed user pic & frame with no bad side effects at Logon/Switch User, using the modded modded authui.dll method. i'm beginning to think it's my build or my hardware- i'm testing customization on an xps laptop, and when i first installed win 7 ultimate 64-bit sp1, my windows auto-selected some xps theme at Personalization. after my first attempt with win7 start menu user remover, that theme no longer shows up as a choice at Personalization. since then i have been using standard aero win7 theme.

i really don't want to use a start menu replacement, need help with this i can give you the descriptions of my results on my attempts so far :-

1. Windows 7 Start Menu User Picture Remover - after i click on apply, my entire aero theme reverts to win 7 basic non-aero theme (the one with the grey start menu). my user pic is still there, the xps one chosen for me upon initial win7 installation.

2. Using Restorator 2007 to change aero.mssytles - now under personalization, i do see a new theme under 'Installed Themes' called "Windows 7 No Start Menu User Picture", it's appearance looks like std. win aero 7 on the list, but clicking it sends my current theme back to basic win 7 non-aero as we... Read more

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Hello guys! I've just installed windows 7 x64 ultimate (clean install) build 7600 final and got a strange problem which I never ever had before with build 7100 on this system. For some strange reason I've got both my HDD and DVD-ROM in the device safe removing area. I've made the screenshot so you can understand better what I mean:

I installed all drivers that were needed on my system but still... there is that message about safe removing HDD and DVD-ROM
Please help to make everything back to normal like it was in 7100 build

Answer:Win7 x64 clean install problem with device safe-remove

Picture is way too small. Try using the built in snipping tool (type snipping tool in search)

thanks

Ken

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im trying to run a disk clean through my pc but every time i do its saysthe appliance has failed to becaiuse its side by side configuration is incorrect

Answer:my disk clean isnt working

See this: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/fix-s...Note: the application which triggered the error is different to yours, but the remedy is the same.

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I recently obtained an upgrade for Vista Ultimate (I'm currently running Vista Home Premium), dated 2007. According to the upgrade chart, it's supposed to be perfectly fine to upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate. However, I get past the product key dialog and the next one indicates that my system is not capable of taking an upgrade, but can perform a clean install. Strange.

I went on-line and ran into a blitz of different answers to this problem, but finally found something that might look like the reason:






Q. Could this problem be occuring because I have Vista Home Premium SP2 applied, and my Ultimate Anytime Upgrade only includes SP1?
A. Yes. you would need to uninstall the Windows Vista SP2 and then upgrade to Windows Vista Ultimate.
Note: An upgrade always begins at the desktop. After uninstalling Windows Vista SP2, boot to the Windows Vista Home Premium desktop, then insert the Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade DVD disc in the DVD drive.



Is this right? Do I need to roll back SP2 in order to do the upgrade to Ultimate, then re-apply SP2 once it completes?
Also, side note question: I entered my product key and then the installation type dialog came up next after a few moments. Does this mean my product key passed the validation? I just want to be sure that my product will activate, as I bought this 2nd hand and was assured that it wasn't activated.

Answer:Ultimate Upgrade won't upgrade--only Clean Install option given

I am not going to answer your question, directly, but will say that a clean install is always better. Go with the clean install. You do not save time with an upgrade if you take into account the multitude of problems that may occur.
Back up your stuff, use Windows Easy Transfer and all you need to do is reinstall your software and you have the very best installatio, a clean install.
Enter your key after you have used the system for a few days, your software is all installed and you are satisfied, you have 30 days, which can be extended.
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
Would you want your old car after being detailed or a brand new 2012 car, it works the same with the OS.
If you choose not to use my advice, you need to have SP1 with an SP1 install.

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Question: Install methods

Hi guys,

I have a couple of questions regarding different install methods of Windows 7 (Vista as well I guess).

First of all the installation types I ask about is a bootable one, that allows you to use everything in your computer. IE not in a virtual environment.

These are the ones I am familiar with:

There is the old fashioned, insert your CD/DVD and boot from that.
There is the USB pen drive install.

What other ways of installing is there?

Is it possible to create a partition on your harddrive that you can boot from, and begin installation from there? If so how?

Is it possible to install Vista/Win7 from INSIDE a operating system with Daemon-Tools as the image mounter, and then reboot onto that?

I have 3 HDD. One is a Raptor, which I mainly use for gaming and applications. The 2 others is regular 7,2K drives with storage space on.

Lastly, the most important of my questions;
Could I create several partitions that contained installation files for vista/win7 (or others), and when I choose to boot from them I the installation screen would be brought up?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Install methods

Hello HikerRemastered,

I installed 7 from within Vista. I used WinRar (I think 7zip will also work FREE Great Programs for Windows 7) to extract the iso and clicked on setup.exe. Select custom install. Select the partition you want to install to and your off and running. You can also put the DVD in the drive and click on the setup.exe file from there. When you boot you should get a list of OS boot options which you can select from. The default is the last OS installed, but this can be changed.

Gary

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You might be frustrated when seeing all your important files and folders are converted into Shortcut Folders on your PC/Laptop or Pen-drive. Without wasting any time, you were trying to remove shortcut virus immediately. And you were die trying to delete these shortcuts from your drives but they are so stubborn that they won't go out of your pc. Even you succeeded in deleting them but they come again after few seconds. And, finally you started searching on google, browsing many pages but you didn't get anything worthy (this happens to me also).Finally, I decided to write the solution for those people who are searching to remove shortcut virus from their PC/Laptop or Pen-drive. And, Here I prepared the guide on How one can remove shortcut virus from their drives?Before we dive in methods of deleting shortcut virus from every drive. I want you to know some important points regarding shortcut virus.What is a Shortcut Virus?Why this Shortcut Virus in PC/Laptop or Pen-drive occurs?What are the types of Shortcut Viruses?How to remove shortcut virus from PC/ Pen-drive or any drive?How one can prevent Shortcut Virus in Future?Let's discuss them in short detail or you directly go to point no.4 from above by clicking it.What is a Shortcut Virus?I will not answer this question. You already know the answer that's why you have landed on this page ( still didn't get the point then read first paragraph again or comment below).Why this Shortcut Virus in PC/Laptop or Pen-drive occurs?Now, tha... Read more

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I keep getting the message "I don't have admin permission"! I created a new login, I activated the hidden adminstrator and logged in that way, I even tried doing it in safe mode as the admin.
I'm running Windows 7 Home Preminium on a custom build job. Up until about a week ago I guess is when I started having problems, seems like ever site keeps saying it wants to run adobe flash player or I need to run adobe flash player. It will download and right at the end I get the message that I need or don't have admin permission. I'm baffled and am in need of help.....thanks Rick

Answer:I've tried several methods and still can't install flash player 11

Hello Rick and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try running the official Adobe uninstaller to make sure you don't have any remnants left behind.

Uninstall Flash Player | Windows

Then try reinstalling a fresh copy. The latest version is 11.5.502.135. (Don't forget to uncheck any offered add-ons like browsers, toolbars, etc.)

Adobe - Install Adobe Flash Player

If still having problems this Adobe article might offer some other solutions.

Installation problems | Flash Player | Windows

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I've bought a new HD as my old one is dying. I don't especially want to restore any of my backups, and I don't want to download patches etc. using my current drive because I don't really know for sure whether it's infected with some kind of malware.

Basically what I want to do is install a fresh OS along with any necessary patches and security programs, clean out any OEM crap I don't want, and then slowly begin to install the programs I normally use.

The problem seems to be: How do I download SP2 and various security programs and patches safely using my completely unpatched OS install? Won't my disk be highly vulnerable the moment the DSL link goes live?

If anyone has any suggestions, or comments on the following install plan I've got, I'd really appreciate it. And be nice, I'm a newb.

1) Install/format disk
2) With internet disconnected, install XP/drivers.. clear out OEM junk
3) Connect DSL, turn on firewall (any way to make sure firewall goes on instantly?)
4) Download SP2, disconnect, apply, reboot, then repeat with other windows updates
5) Download/patch ZoneAlarm, then AVG antivirus, then spyware programs

I'm a pretty paranoid sort, but I just don't see how I keep my disk safe while I'm still downloading the security software. What to do ?
 

Answer:new HD:safe antivirus install methods?

I think XP Firewall would be default ON so you would have that untill you got the programs you want.
I would get SP2 installed ( it may be a pain downloading and installing and the free CD would take a while to get to you) and then Updates at Microsoft Update...then Antivirus & Firewall installed.
Other than using a 'Clean' computer, I think it may be your plan is the way to go.
 

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Well, i have sucessfully found the i386 folder on my harddrive, copied it to another location, and integrated service pack 2 into it, thus making a windows XP install base. (my computer didn't come with it, just some measly restore cd creator).
I know thats all you need if you use a Dos boot method and then run winnt.
Is there a way to make it boot like a windows xp cd, as in install recovery console, etc etc, making it just like one, with bootability. I really need to recreate this CD to restore a system.

Aside from that, i want to know the way to install xp (just replacing system files since there was a virus) without disturbing programs or other files.

This is because it says missing .....\config\system
I am quite sure its a virus. So i have decided to recreate the XP cd, integrate SP2 into it, and then use it to reinstal windows... the right way.
I'm sure quite a few of you know this, Bob Cerelli knows his way around, and i'd like to thank him for the slipstream guide. Now i need the others.
1. XP bootable cd, i guess an XP boot image i can integrate into it, unless u know another method.
2. Install method.
 

Answer:XP Install Methods, and other stuff related

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Hey guys, I ordered all my hardware and will be putting together my system. This is what I picked up

Chaintech VNF4Ultra (Nforce 4 Ultra)
AMD Athlon64 3200+ Venice Core
connect3D Radeon X800XL pci-e
1 gig (2x512) PC3200 Corsair VS
Hitachi t7K250 160 gig SATAII HDD
OCZ Modstream 450

Now, I have WindowsXP (professional student copy) which I got through my University. I have read and decided I need to slipstream servicepack2 into WINXP, which I think I shouldn't have too much a problem with. I will be using a Single sata drive, with no raid. Will installing or booting to this drive be difficult? What about the whole F6 and floppy drivers? For some reason I remember my particular disk had issues booting from the CD drive. Can't remember though

It's been a while since I've installed XP but last time I remember hitting some Fx button and it allowed me to change the type of computer, I believe Standard PC is what I would select, this helps with irq issues?

Finally, once the OS is installed is this the proper order of installation files?
1) Windows XP OS w/ sp2
2) Windows Updates including newest DirectX
3) Motherboard chipset drivers
4) Videocard drivers
5) anything else
6) missing anything?

Also any issues regarding fresh and best installation techniques would be greatly appreciated, I've been out of this for awhile so I will probably overlook some things. Thanks!
 

Answer:building new system, best install methods and order?

What I do, and has never failed for me is:

Unplug myself from any kind of connection to the internet

Install Windows w/sp2 slipstreamed
Install M/B Drivers, Utilities etc
Install Antivirus/Firewall

THEN Update Antivirus/Firewall first, then update WIndows.
After that do what you please.
 

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Okay now for a lot of us who are'nt pc wizards we have unanswered question's on how to safely clean your own pc without damaging it. Especially if you have a pc made of different types of material. Or cleaning problems that are either too grave to handle, or to delicate to touch. So if you would please sit back and join in this conversation, and post "SAFE" cleaning method's that can be used to clean a pc, hard drives, fans, mobos, cd/dvd drives, cd/dvd writers, power supplys, and any hardware in a pc. Most of us have normal computers, some have very delicate gaming machines, or powerhouses just for the rush. We all need to learn how to safely clean our pcs, and keep them in tip top shape as if we were waxing a million dollar automobile. Pc's are delicate, and they require constant attention. So list your pc cleaning secrets, tips, do's and don'ts, or any ideas you may have. With all of this information we can all have the cleanest running pcs in the world, and destroy the cyber ozone layer around every pc on the planet!!!

Let me start by asking:

"Is it safe to use the standard compressed air duster spray bottles they sell at every pc store to clean an acrylic see through case? I don't want to ruin my see through case, and must know as I paid $160 for it. Can it damage my case, leave stains, or freeze it and make it crack up since it's not a metal/aluminum case?"
 

Answer:Methods To "Safely Clean Your PC" Thread (Everyone's Welcome To Read & Post!!!)

By the way this is the case I am talking about:


 

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There come situations sometimes when no Antivirus is installed on the system and the setup closes after just after extracting files etc and also you will be unable to browse Antivirus Softwares related websites. This indicate that you system is infected with virus that prevents you from installing the Antivirus and even block your access to their websites. I am going to share some detail in order to overcome this situation and you'll be able to install and update Antivirus properly. Sometimes you've to download the tools from another system that is clean, just copy into the USB Stick and run from the infected system and scan it.

I am describing some methods to fix the above said issue.

Method 1

Download the Portable Antivirus Tools such as "Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (AVP), Norton Power Eraser, Microsoft Safety Scanner, McAfee Stinger "

1) Information for Kaspersky AVP: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/avptool2011?level=2

Download Link: http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/AVPTool/avptool11

2) Information for Norton Power Eraser: http://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx

Download Link: http://liveupdate.symantec.com/upgrade/NPE/1033/NPE.exe

3) Information and Download Link for Microsoft Safety Scanner:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

4) Information of McAfee Stinger: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/how-to-use-stinger.aspx

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i have read the post before on how to removie it but it seems to be not working. Here is my hjt log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:37:26 AM, on 2/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\LMPDPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\MAILFR~1\mantispm.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWEEPSRV.SYS
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Answer:ciadorj isnt getting removed- i tried the thread on how to remove it

Download http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.exe and save it to your Desktop.

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
∑ Restart your computer
∑ After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
∑ Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
∑ Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
∑ Choose your usual account.
∑ Open the extracted SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
∑ Type Y to begin the cleanup process.
∑ It will remove any Trojan Services and Registry Entries that it finds then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
∑ Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
∑ When the PC restarts the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.
∑ Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).
∑ Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum with a new HijackThis log
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Download Superantispyware

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

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I opened the Add and Remove Program utiltiy in Control panel to remove a
program and am surprised to see that every one of the program entires is missing the
"change" or "Remove" option buttons. Whenever I select any program from the
list, those option buttons do not show up at all, only the program name, file
size, and date last used. I cannot change or remove any program! I am running
Windows XP Home edition and just recently installed ZoneAlarm Internet
Security Suite, so I tried removing ZoneAlram, but that did not help, still no
"change" or "remove" buttons visible under any program entry. Its like something
wiped out or, disabled the add/remove programs utility from showing those option buttons.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

jimmymoon

Answer:All "change" "remove" Option Buttons Are Missing From The Add Or Remove Programs Utility?

Have you tried using System Restore to return to a previous state before your problems began?Also see: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmScroll down to #337 and click "Restore Change or Remove Programs" in the right column.or "Add/Remove Programs list are missing Change and Remove buttons"http://www.winxptutor.com/arpbuttons.htmThis involves making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.

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I am trying to upgrade the DLA software to version 5.2 build 09 downloaded from the Lenovo System Update tool; however,the readme instructions say to first uninstall using Windows XP Add/remove programs but the remove option is notavailable when I go to add/remove programs and view IBM DLA there.How can I remove IBM DLA, so I can proceed with the DLA upgrade?I have a ThinkCentre A50 8147-23U













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Add/remove programs does not show option to remove needed for DLA upgrade

Nevermind, I was able to fix the problem.  Once I downloaded the DLA software with Lenovo System update it made the DLA removeable from add/remove programs, then I removed it and reinstalled.

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Today i went to unintall something using the add remove programs in the controll panel and there is a few things wrong with it!

1st. - There is no longer any option to remove the program, right click doesnt bring up any menu. nothing!

2nd. Half of the programs in the list dont show me its frequency of use unless i click on them. (still no option to remove, mind you!)

3rd. the list is not complete. it seems only half as full as it should be. and i know i havent removed anything.

i cant tell you the last time it worked, because i havent tried to move anything for a long time.

Its frustrating me to no end!

ive run spy bot search and destroy and lavasoft ad aware personal and both have found nothing. and im running AVG and thats found no little nastys!

heelllpppp

Answer:Add Remove Programs - No option to remove/list not full

It sounds as if your registry needs cleaning. I would advise you to d/l RegSeeker which you can get here http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm, follow the instructions carefully in the README.txt.

NOTE: As I always advise, BACKUP your registry before making any changes.

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When I set my computer to sleep and then wake it up, it doesn't ask for my password that I used when I turned my computer on. Is there a way to make it ask for the password when you wake it from sleep?

Answer:Why isnt there a "Lock" option?

See this tutorial

Require Sign-in on Wakeup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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my pc sound is not working

Answer:I install window but my sound isnt work

You need to install the audio driver. And if that driver is missing, there's probably others missing too. Can't help you with that because you provided zero info about your computer.

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i just finished formating my h.d and after i installed tcc windows xp lite, one of my h.d which wasnt formated (sign I) isnt being recognized by windows now.

Answer:just finished install windows xp and one of my h.d isnt recognized

Right click "My Computer" select Manage

Go to Storage>Disk Management

Is the Disk listed there, if you have two hard disk, you'll see Disk 0 and Disk 1.

You need to initialize it as extended and format it as NTFS for Windows to see it.

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I think its funny that combofix can download and install recovery console on XP machines but if you try to google search any kind of download to do it everything points to having to put a XP disk in the drive? What gives there has to be a way to do it if Combofix knows hoiw to do it!!!

Answer:why isnt there a download to install recovery console?

Since you are running Windows Microsoft is going to assume you actually have a copy of the installation media. Running the cmdcons can be done from even the cmd line allowing you to install the recovery console from where ever. I doubt combofix uses a download from microsoft but more than likely uses an installer created by them for just this purpose.

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Hello, I had this problem where my laptop freeze after 10 mins of logging in. I tried TDSSKiller followed by rkill, then mbam. But mbam has stopped working. I tried using hitmanpro but it stuck halfway, same goes to eek. But when I ran through Superantispyware, it has detected a worm.syshost and a trojan.agent/gen.kryptik. Which has been cleared. But nevertheless, the laptop still freeze.So I ran Combofix which took about 1 hour but the problem still arise. So I ran HijackThis and I'm lost -.-'.
 
I'm using a Lenovo Y500 I7-3630QM 8GB RAM 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
 
Here's few logs I have done so far. Please help me
 
12:38:25.0183 0x0204  TDSS rootkit removing tool 3.0.0.40 Jul 10 2014 12:37:58
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  ============================================================
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Current date / time: 2014/09/19 12:38:28.0943
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  SystemInfo:
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  OS Version: 6.1.7601 ServicePack: 1.0
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Product type: Workstation
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  ComputerName: USER-PC
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  UserName: user
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Windows directory: C:\Windows
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  System windows directory: C:\Windows
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Running under WOW64
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Processor architecture: Intel x64
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Number of processors: 8
12:38:28.0943 0x0204  Page... Read more

Answer:After Methods and Methods, W7 still freeze

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first t... Read more

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Please tell me someone else has this issue! Cause its confusing the hell out of me, and after changing a million things in the BIOS and other things nothing works!

When i first went to install windows 7, it would remain on the first blue blank screen. (the one before all the installation options come up.) permanently. the mouse would move around so it wasnt a pc jam, and this would happen EACH time i tried to install it from boot.
It was a complete fluke of an idea that i should plug my old 3.5 floppy drive in, just to see what happened. And walla! it hits the first blue screen, then the floppy drive accessed and made that crunching sound they always make, and it moved to the 'do you accept these terms' screen!
I tried turning off the floppy drive as a boot device in the BIOS, i tried pretty much disabling it completely, and each time... sit on blue screen forever with no going forward in the installation process. I have to keep the floppy drive permanently hooked up now since i reboot my pc reasonably regularly.

Is this the deal with all ppl wanting to install windows 7???? what if you dont have a floppy drive, since its dead technology? Or is there something here that ive overlooked??

Answer:Why wont Win7 install if there isnt a floppy drive??

Post you system specs...

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Hey guys I ended up with a nasty virus/malware last night. It won't let me install malwarebytes or run trendmicro virus scan or bit defender. I actually think I may have gotten the virus from downloading bit defender from a fake website that looked like bit defender. Also, my internet won't work on chrome now but it works on IE with mad amounts of popups. On chrome it says, DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN.

What's my first step here? I just managed to get superantispyware installed and it seems to have removed some stuff but my internet still isnt working.
 

Answer:Help please. Malware won't let me install malwarebytes and internet isnt working now.

Re: Help please. Malware won't let me install malwarebytes and internet isnt working

Work your way thru what you can of the below:

READ & RUN ME FIRST - Malware Removal Guide
 

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I downloaded a game from my computer (in .xap format) and installed in my phone. The installation took awful lot of time and I decided to cancel it and I did. But now when I try to install it again through 'Install local apps' option in Stores, it says its already installed. How can I re-install this game?
Thanks in advance.

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So hipacritly, if you accepted the win10 upgrade, did the "fresh install option", and decided you wanted to go back to win7 in the future, how would you do it? Can you use any normal win7 install media and grab the key from win10 before you blow it away? Do you have to call in and give the robot your win10 key?
 

Answer:Clean win7 install after clean win10 install?

nightanole said:





So hipacritly, if you accepted the win10 upgrade, did the "fresh install option", and decided you wanted to go back to win7 in the future, how would you do it? Can you use any normal win7 install media and grab the key from win10 before you blow it away? Do you have to call in and give the robot your win10 key?Click to expand...

I recommend imaging the windows 7 system using acronis or some other imaging software. Then doing the upgrade activating then reverting back to the image.

Lets say you already wiped it out and did a clean install. there is no way that I no to go back to windows 7 without a windows 7 key. There are downgrade right but they still require a key (I know it's stupid).
 

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I recently did a clean install of WIN 7 Pro 64 bit. Prior to this I was getting the opportunity to upgrade to WIN 10 Pro but did not do so on the relevant desktop.

I have installed all the hundreds of Windows Updates and rechecked for any more multiple times but I still don't get the one to upgrade to WIN 10.

How do I get the option back to upgrade to WIN 10?

Any help appreciated.

Answer:Clean installed WIN 7 now cannot get upgrade option for WIN 10

Download the Media Creation Tool! IF you had reserved a copy of 10 you should have by now received the second of two emails the first confirming the reservation and the second indicating "Why Wait?" with the link to the page for both the 32bit and 64bit versions of the Media Creation Tool used to download 10 as well as see the installation media created.

The 10 app first seen in 7, 8, 8.1 isn't a requirement since 10 is now readily available for download. Only a few days ago the click on the app suddenly started seeing the download of 10 while I already have a working dual boot of 10 with 7 going! But if you didn't reserve the copy of 10 and didn't receive the second email this is what it has to say.






When will my free upgrade arrive?

You’ve already reserved, so your free upgrade is on the way. This is the largest software upgrade event ever and we’re managing it so everyone has a great experience.

Your notification to upgrade could come as soon as a few days or in a few weeks.

In the meantime, you can always check your upgrade status in the Get Windows 10 app. Find the app by clicking on the Windows icon on your task bar.

Here are some common questions about the upgrade process. Click on the links for answers.


When will I get my free upgrade?
How long do... Read more

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Hi BC,
Couple months ago I spent some time in your malware forums trying to resolve issues with a constantly running Windows 7 media center which I noticed was running - not my - porn and bitcoins through. The issue progressed, solutions did not, files got locked, online access became scarce, and as I couldnt keep in timely contact with your well-intentioned helpers here, my thread was closed. To not be a burden on volunteer time, I left the idea of one on one help behind and sought additional insight on my own.
4 months after first noticing an issue, I have my same refurbished HP notebook with no accessible OS, no way to install one from disk, no income, and no hope.
I do have 12 weeks of notes from the most tenacious remote hack I believe exists. It has swallowed my entire home network and every machine in it, even those not configured for online access.
To start, I just want to get an OS on my laptop. I've long since kissed my data goodbye. I ran killdisk multiple times - the last time took 6 days - but I still have an X drive with a registry, command prompt, notepad, you name it, on my machine. I just dont have normal access to "windows"... all these individual programs I can access through command prompt.
Today I'm looking at a new security log called "backup" that starts, "administrative privileged user logged on. Parsing template defltwk.inf. Configuration engine was initialized successfully..."
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Answer:Can't clean install Win 7: Can't create partitions or clean disk. Remote hacked.

Hard drive manufacturer?
 
Can you enter the BIOS?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
In spite of your assertions...the original topic reflects no evidence of malware found, IMO.
 
Louis

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Hi,

Due to some corruptions in files system that can't be repair. I decide to do a clean install of vista from recovery partition preinstalled in D drive.

My question is does the clean install also clean out any hidden/unactive virus/rootkit if i format the laptop to its factory condition?

I have tried various AV software on this old laptop but the results come out clean but I still suspect there're some remain hidden as the system is slowly corrupted.

Answer:Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Hi,

The answer is yes it will, if you do a destructive install (Format "C") & it has not infected any other drives.

So, what drives do you have on your system? "C" (System) & "D" (Recovery) plus DVD/CD drives.

Do you have anything else? USB plug in hard drives or USB memory sticks etc. etc.

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Hi Guys
BACKGROUND: Im relatively experienced technical windows guy but I wanted some top tips please rebuilding my XPS17 (L702X tag D6F23S1) after my HDD started corrupting files & registry after 5 years use.
I swapped it for an SSD, now I have some challenges which I'd love some help / wise advice with.
I WOULD LIKE TO: Either recover the image from data (need help) or do a full format of the Windows partitiion (ensuring I have all the right drivers) and begin the painful task of a rebuild. 
CURRENTLY I HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWING:
1. Imaged the original HDD and applied the image to the SSD. 
2. I have tried a new install of windows which has installed to the original drive but leaving only 10% space free.
3. When I break out of the boot sequence I dont get the Dell Recovery option but i can see the Recovery partition in 'Disk Management'.
4. I cant find the recovery discs easily (think house move and everything in the attic situation) made originally but I do have the data on my network NAS and can copy over to a USB stick - I have tried to boot to the USB but I cant make that happen.
QUESTION:
A. Is there a good guide that allows me to download and boot to a recovery environment, format the C: drive and reinstall windows?
B. Is there anyway I can download software which can utilise existing data I have to recover the original windows state please?
I'd be grateful for any advice you can give!
Many thanks
Marcus

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Hi Folks,

I just did a clean install of Win7 and must have done something wrong. I found a file called Windows.old.

I would like to wipe my hard drive completely clean and then install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium.

How do I accomplish this task? It's a good time to start over because I'm just at the stage of adding the security software. Already did the drivers but don't mind doing those over again.

I have a Dell 5150, Pentium D820, Dual Core 2.8 GHz with 3 GBs memory.

Many thanks,

ms

Answer:Clean Install of Win7 - Wipe Hard Drive Clean

Do you a regular Windows 7 installation disk, with Product Key?

If so, boot from that disk by setting your DVD drive as the first boot device in the BIOS or by choosing the DVD drive from a menu. Do you know how to do that?

Midway in the installation process you will come to a screen that asks where you want to install Windows. Look for "drive options, advanced" or something very close to that. Take that choice.

At the next screen, all of your partitions will be shown. Delete them all.

That will leave you with nothing but "unallocated space".

When you install to the unallocated space, it will be automatically formatted by Windows and you should end up with a very small "System Reserved" partition and a large C partition covering the rest of the drive.

Back up your data before beginning.

Windows.old is your old installation. If you proceed as above, you won't get it.

With 3 GB of RAM, you should probably go with 32-bit.

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
 
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
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Answer:Clean Windows Install on Wiped Drive- Am I still Clean?

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I downloaded Norton System works and ran the registry cleaner. It re-booted and now I only get blue screen. I cannot get to the desktop. I ran the Startup Repair and cannot fix the problem. Problem signature: Problem Event Name: StarupRepairOffline, etc.

I then tried the system restore and it said I could restore to a earlier restore point. !You must always restore the drive that contains Windows. I was trying to restore windows drive C:. It will not let me select c: drive to restore. Status says you must enable System Protection on this drive. I tried everything on the System Recovery options. I even tried safe mode and still get the blue screen.

I currently not at home and don't have my windows 7 disk with me. Can anyone have a suggestion, other than re-installing windows 7.

Answer:Blue screen after running Norton Clean registry option

Hi bhigdon
Maybe Norton messed up your registry and then the attempts to fix ended up messing up the installation completely.

First thing you should do is to try to get this HDD to another machine and back up any personal files you have. I beleive that further attempts to fix it might ionclude wiping it clean.

I would suggest you run a SFC /SCANNOW command, which is meant to analyze and fix the system files. But you need to run it from a command prompt, unfortunately you don't have it even in safe mode.

What you can try is to run Windows PE (which is what the installation program runs under) and then run the command from there. Please be aware I have not done it myself, so no guarantees it will work or will work right

For WinPE you need to download Windows AIK and burn a DVD with the WinPE boot

Let me know if you make progress.

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I think I have a virus or malware and have been unable to get rid of it after many tries, and I am having multiple problems with this home built computer running Windows 7Pro 64bit. I installed a retail version of Windows 7Pro 64bit and I have my original installation disk. I want to do a clean erase of my 480GB SSD and then a clean install of the same Windows 7Pro 64bit. Can you tell me how and provide any cautions etc. Thanks.

Answer:How can I do a clean erase of my SSD to clean install Windows 7?

Hello Joseph,

If you like, a normal clean install will also wipe the drive before installing.

Clean Install Windows 7

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If I run Vista as a custom install from the DVD why when I look in either "computer" or C:\ do I find 3 folders, one for a device manager for a Philps MP3 Player I have and 2 folders of files and data etc for a PIC Programmer I used in the previous install of the OS. Why have these 3 been carried foward ??? Also patches and Acer set up wizard stuff also from previous install.

Answer:Clean custom install Vista NOT CLEAN Help !!

I'm wondering if their is a difference between a custom installation and a clean installation. I have seen a number of programmes that offer custom installation meaning that you can elect to install or not various features of the programme and later on you can go back into the custom installation and add or remove features that you require. Personally I would have thought that any clean installation would require the disk or partition to be formatted first thus removing all traces of the previous installation and then installing the programme on the newly formatted drive.Microsoft does seem to be ambiguous on this point click here and they seem to imply that custom and clean are one and the same thing.

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When I upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7,
it worked fine for the next few hours then
i couldnt acess the log in screen
it was just stuck on the slider and then it flickers.

tried to trouble shoot, system restore, clean installed
(using the restart 3 time to trigger system diagnose screen)
tried to use the usb media tool but i t didnt work
it still asked for the usb boot device or disk despite it running that error on the usb
(i used the x64 bit boot installer from windows from another computer,
after i tried to boot the USB on pc, the. i tried it on the laptop after,
it says that there's an error with the autorun.dll error 0xc1 error
and 0xc000012f error

now when I try to load windows on pc it just says
"your pc failed to start, we'll restart for you " screen
then it just loops from there.

help please and thank you uvu
i'll love you forever

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I have deleted all the shredders that I know of on my computer but whenever I right click an object on the desktop or start menu, or pretty much anything else on my computer, the option to destroy with shredder is present. When I do click it, nothing happens. I am wondering how I can remove this option from my "right-click menu". Is it possible to do it through msconfig or regedit? If so, how?

Answer:How do I remove this option?

Dexterium,

There is registry way of editing, right click menu. But download any of the following s/w and play it safe. The 1st one is X-setup and 2nd is TweakUi ofr Xp

http://files4.majorgeeks.com/files/e...p-setup-en.zip

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe

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Hello. I'm running Windows XP Pro and when I right click on a media file, a music file for example, I get a bunch of options on the drop down such as "Play," "Add to Windows Media Player List," and "Open With". However, I'm also seeing an option for "Play with System 22 Player." Now I know where this came from, it was a media player/converter program I had a long time ago and don't use anymore and I've uninstalled it. What I would like to know is how can I remove the option from the drop down list? Any ideas?
 

Answer:How can I remove this option?

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Hello,
following an issue with modes I'm still unable to select Normal Startup without Windows automatically selecting SafeMode.

Anyway, since then I keep getting prompt every time I boot up my PC - to chose between:Windows XP Home Edition
Windows Recovery
...I'm running a Packard Bell PC and wish to know how I can remove that option. I want Windows XP all the time, I don't wish for the option to chose.

Can anyone let me know how I can remove this option/screen at boot up?

Answer:I wish to remove an option at BOOT UP...

Hi,

Go open boot.ini by typing the following in the RUN box in the Start Menu
file:///C:/boot.ini

Now when the file opens it should be in notepad. Look for the recovery line and delete it. Once its removed, save the file and try booting up.

**Its recommended that you save a BACKUP OF BOOT.INI before editing it in any way as if a mistake is made, it cant be easily rectified.

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Hi Folks,Just a quick one (hopefully!). We've just moved onto ADSL connection through the BT phoneline. All is well but each time we close OE there is a prompt box asking if we want to disconnect form the internet. As we want the connection permanently on (ease, laziness, NOD update) does anyone know a tweak to get rid of the blessed thing?I realise that there may not be many people out there right now. Only reason I'm not about to have a knees up is my other half is unfortunately poorly.I hope you all have a peaceful and safe new year and celebrate in whichever way works for you, after all, diversity makes the world an interesting place!boybrown :o)

Answer:remove disconnect option?

boybrownDon't know a tweak but, for what it's worth, I use ADSL and ALWAYS disconnect when I'm away from my PC for any length of time.It prevents any 'nasties' getting on to the machine. ;-)

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I'm running Fedora core 6. Recently I deleted my Gnome desktop. I got it all reinstalled by the yum install gnome* . But now I don't have the Add/Remove Software option. I tried repairing Fedora, but it still didn't work. I was wondering if there is a way to get that option back?

Thanks
 

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Go to Add/Remve Programs in Control Panel, click to remove "Internet Explorer and Tools" (IIRC) and choose the repair option.Where is this I have got Windows 98SE

Answer:where is the repair option in add/remove?

Click on remove and the options to add a component/repair/ restore previous configuration will appear.

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I unsuccesfully attempted to make my computer dual boot win98 and win2k advanced server. Ive since removed 2000 from its partition. But it left behind an annoying entry in the startup boot menu. Does anyone know how to remove the option to boot to windows 2000. If this is not possible, can i make 98 the default with a low timeout?
Thanks in advance...
James
 

Answer:Remove a boot option?

You need to edit the Boot.ini file and remove it from there.You can use the following command:go to a command prompt and type, boot.ini -r -hthe -r gets rid of read only and the -h removes hidden attributes. Then from note pad just open the boot.ini. Under[OPERATING SYSTEMS] remove the line that corresponds to the 2000. Then save. Once you have done that go back to a command prompt (Before you reboot) and type, boot.ini +r +h to put the attributes back.(Very important)BEFORE YOU DO THIS, make sure your Emergency Repair Disk is updated.
 

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Hi there i recently bought a laptop, it had no operating system so i tried to install windows xp pro, and when it asked for the key i coldnt find my book with the coa on it. So i bought a windows xp media center disk, installed fine but now when i boot i get 2 options, xp media center and xp pro. I went into the boot.ini and clicked check boot paths. It says all is fine, and when i select xp pro at boot it goes into the set up. How can i remove this auction.

Answer:how to remove a boot option ?

The specific line in boot.ini has to be deleted - or just 'rem' it out - this shold stop the options. Alternatively, set the default and then reduce the time delay to about 2 seconds. It won't get rid of the problem, but it will minimose the delay.

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I live in the UK and bought a UK laptop and installed it with all the UK-english features. However after downloading and enabling the JP keyboard, the US-english keyboard has forced itself into my switchable keyboards and I can't seem to get rid of it and it's crazy annoying. It doesn't show up in the keyboard section but is still in my language toolbar..

Answer:How to remove US keyboard option

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, just click English(UK) and let us know what happens.

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hi friends,

I wanted to uninstall Norton antivirus on my computer. but the change remove option was not available in the control panel. while for some programs its showing but for some its not. plz help

Answer:change/remove option not available

Hi saviogonsalvez and welcome to TSF

To uninstall Norton, you will need to use their uninstall tool.

You can download it at this link:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

Hope this helps,
Mack1

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If I create a restore point before I add/remove a program, basically remove some programs I don't need or use, Then remove the program, If I go back to the restore point before I removed the program, will it return? I want to get rid of programs I don't use but don't want to mess up the computer.
 

Answer:restore/add/remove option

Hi, Restore does not take an image of your hard drive. If you do as you suggest the registry files etc. would still be in place but not the actual program.

If you want a full image of the drive you would need to use Drive Image or Ghost.

It would bring your system files and registry back as it was and the O/s should work.

Use the add/remove programs in the control panel. If you get a warning that a file could be used by another program then opt to skip deleting it.

Nowadays drives are so big and extra file or two makes no difference to the amount of space on a drive and it is better to be safe than sorry. Peace Mal
 

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How can I remove the option windows setup roll back . it is from an error i made installing win 10. I was trying to install to a virtual disk under vmware and stopped as i was not sure if i was installing to the real system. I think that is what happened something distracted me.

I have changed so my win 7 is the first default option but want to get rid of the other rollback option

This also created a $Windows.~BT folder in my C:\ but i deleted it by booting from paragon boot cd

Apologies if this posted twice, I got a notice it was a duplicate

Answer:Remove a boot option

Here you go. Delete or remove Windows Rollback option from the boot menu If I were you, I would leave it. It is used to uninstall Win 10. You never know when you might need it.

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Good night,

I've a PC with W98 and when I tryied to install the latest version of Java (sun), I've got an error saying that I must uninstall prior versions.
The problem is that I don't have any option in Add/Remove programs to remove Java.
I searched in Java site but I didn't find any way of uninstall Java without being through Add/Remove.

Can anyone tell me if there is any other way of uninstall, or should I just delete the java folder and delete all the lines with reference to Java in the registry (I no this is very danger).

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:No add/remove java option

Hi, remove Java from all files and folder...and your Registry...then reinstall...
 

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This is actually 2 problems in one. I am running Adobe CS2 and went to open my Photoshop and it told me that my user name, organization, or serial number was missing but did not give me the option to enter it. So I figured ok solution number 1 uninstall it and then reinstall it. So I go to Add/Remove programs and on almost everything the button that says repair or uninstall is gone. I have searched the adobe knowledge base and come up empty as well as the microsoft one with the same result. I need help!!!!
 

Answer:There is no repair/uninstall option in Add/Remove

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hi alll
i want any way to remove safemode option from
windows xp sp2

plz
any way like (for example) delete the file who make that option appear
in the boot

plz help

and thaks alote

Answer:remove safemode option from windows xp

Why would you want to do that? It is extremely useful for troubleshooting.

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ok,
so my desktop crashed. (window 7 machine. crashed due to hardware issue, not related to this thread.)
i wanted to get to one of the programs on it, so i thought i would be smart and remove my HDD from my desktop (2.5" 600gb hdd) and put it into my HP laptop.

so i pulled out my vista HDD from my laptop (voiding the waranty btw) and put in my windows 7 HDD from my desktop.

it would not make it past the widnows screen without blue screening. i tried to repair start up. no change.

so i gave up on the idea, and pulled the windows 7 HDD out and replaced the vista one.

now when i start up my computer it gives me a boot option between :
c:\ vista
and x:\ windows 7 (recovered)

X Drive? i dont have an x drive, and there is no more windows 7 on the machine.

so i figured i checked diskmgmt.msc and there is no x:\ to format. duh.
then i put in a vista disk to try and repair the start up, and on that screen there IS still an x:\ that says its 0mb and running windows 7.

i chose the vista start up and picked repair. no change.

still have both options.

i have no clue how to remove it.

any ideas?

thanks.
 

Answer:can not remove windows 7 startup option

msconfig, boot tab. Anything in there apart from your main Windows installation?
 

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Or atleast to recover it? My son 10 year old son is deleting his history, and I need to figure out if everything is all right. Is there anyway to do this? I use chrome, btw
 

Answer:Is there any way to remove the option of deleting history?

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My laptop is running windows 10 i have the little "safely remove icon" in the bottom taskbar, but the option to safely remove hardware is no longer an option, the only option is eject, so how do i get back the "safely remove hardware" option?

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Hello all

Forgive me if this is a well known thing, or is not in the right section (please feel free to move).

But I was wondering...is there anyway to remove the option completely to pin anything from the buttons in the bottom task bar right click context menu?

For me I have no use for this and very often go along an use right clicking of opened programs buttons often to close a lot of windows I have open when using my browser as well as other programs, and since its right above the close option, I am often clicking that pin one by mistake, and then have to go an un-pin it.

Guess its not that much of a big deal, but again as I don't ever want to use this, would be nice to get it out of the way.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Remove taskbar pin option completely?

Hello WBFAir,

The tutorial below can help show you how to remove "Pin to Taskbar" from all context menus.

Pin to Taskbar - Add or Remove from Context Menu in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit is the version that uses me.

Recently the boot disc ran a system check and now, during boot-up, a screen displays the option of choosing Windows 7 or [RECOVERED]. After 22 seconds the OS chooses Windows 7 and continues boot-up.

I want to change the boot-up sequence so that the [RECOVERED] option is 'fixed', whatever fixed means in this case. Removed anyway.

According to the Tutorials there's a utility called BCDEdit which can make changes to the \bootmgr file. Is that what I'd need to get the job done?
Things with names like \bootmgr frighten me. Please hold my hand.

Cheers
OF

Answer:On boot-up a second option is offered that I want to remove

Hi,

Follow this tutorial and consider your hand held

You may need to pay attention to "Option 1, number 3", to change the default OS.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2288-windows-boot-manager-delete-listed-operating-system.html

cheers

Dave

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Hello, I have a windows 10 laptop and I am the only user. My administrator username is George Michaels.
Recently when I start the PC, I get 2 options for user login- George Michaels where I click to enter my password and a second option which is George (without the Michaels). When selecting the second option, 2 boxes appear, one for username and one for a password.
I want to delete the second login option since when the PC starts, it automatically takes me to the second George and a pop up says I entered the wrong password. It is annoying I only want my account to appear, not the option to sign in with different username and passwords.
When I go to control panel user settings to delete it, I can't find it since this new George is not a user it is rather just a way to log in with different username and password.

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