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Question: urgent help needed

When I open up explorer I get the following on my homepage:

System Security Status: Warning
Attention! Your system is currently vulnerable to computer attacks. Remote intruders can gain access to following files and folders on your PC:
- \Windows\System32
- \Program Files\Internet Explorer
- \My Documents
- Drive C:\ files
To enhance the security on your PC Download and run Intrusion Detection System (IDS software)

Investigation Report: Summary
Your IP address:

Your Country: --, N/A

Your Browser: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Your Operation System: Windows XP SP2 VULNERABLE

System Security Status: CAUTION

Time of investigation: Thu Jul 27 16:39:19 PDT 2006

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? Over 40,000 threats in the database
? Exclusive algorythm of cleaning
? IE Safe Mode - simply cleans your browser!
? Manual / automatic update system
? Autostart items / IE Objects / Running Processes manager
? Dialer blocker, Popup blocker

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? Daily updated threat databases
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? IE security improvements
? Advanced system securty features
? Multiple scan options (fast / normal / deep)

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Your help will be appreciated.


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Preferred Solution: urgent help needed

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

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

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

Answer: urgent help needed

Don't panic it is a fake warning to get you to install spyware.
Go here and run these

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so i got my gts, and was gonna just install it, then i wanted to clean some wires and install another case fan.
Next thing you know...the yelow sata cable is not attached to the hdd, i take alook and...THE BLACK THING IS GONE...only the pins are there.

WTF WTF WTF should i do???? I cant afford to loose ANY DATA.
All my music, movies, games, GAMES SAVES, ETC ETC.

IDK HOW IT BROKE, pls in desperate need here.
I need someway to get the data out...idc about the hdd, i need the data..i can get an rma for the hdd but i need that data.

Im on way way to bb to get a 320gb sata hdd for 60 bucks..yeah i know...great deal.

But pls..ill even pay someone to do this.
Im having hope on you apok, your good with this stuff.

thank you so much.

Answer:Big Big Urgent Urgent Urgent Help Needed...plssssss

What broke? Can you provide pics? But really, the chance of data loss should be low if you just leave it alone and fix it when you are given instructions.

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Question: Urgent fix needed

Im a landlord, i have years of Books on my CPU. never been online with it ever. Completely isolated. After I finished monthly books it suddenly went off. Shut down without shut down.... Repowered nothing, checked power strip, nothing...

Immediately grabbed it and took to repair shop. Its a very important item, has ALL data from years back... plus its October and thats 9 months of this year entered... Backed up YES.... ON the same drive... LOL Dont laugh or scold me yet....

Repair shop says the fan stopped, causing the overheating of the motherboard and the Drive will not SPIN..... He can not retrieve any data....

WHAT is your suggestion and best options for this scenario.... Im all ears.

Hundreds or thousands of hours of data at risk.... I asked about removing the platter and reinserting into another drive.. said cant b done..



Answer:Urgent fix needed

My initial thought is that would have to be one heck of an overheating to kill the HD along with the more vulnerable motherboard components. Is the shop reliable?

Have you tried the HD to another computer? That would be the simplest thing to confirm that it doesn't actually spin up. It just seems like too much of a coincidence that the HD has failed along with the motherboard. If you can wait for mail order something like this will make the connection externally but internal is not difficult.

If the HD really doesn't spin up at all, I don't have any suggestions. Professional data retrieval is extremely expensive ~$1000.

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I recently used a program called "RegSeeker" to clean my registry. After I used this my computer started malfuncioning. I couldn't use any things on the start bar like run, help and support. Then I restarted my computer and the windows taskbar and none of the icons on my desktop or the system tray appeared, only the background. I had to press cntrl+alt+delete to run firefox. I created a backup when i cleaned the registry but when i try to restore it it says error accessing registry. I've zipped the backup and uploaded it as it was too big to upload regularly. Please help me I have no idea how to get my pc back to how it was before.

Any help appreciated,

Answer:Urgent Help Needed!

Hi, and welcome to TSF!
Try doing a system restore. If you can't access it, try doing it in safe mode.

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I kept getting an increasing amount of pop up ads and what I believe to be spyware on my windows XP laptop. Yesterday I started getting these fake Windows Security Windows and Critical Errors Windows etc. I tried Spybot S&D but it would not run, I tried other spyware removers from and nothing helped. When I ran yahoo anti spy it said that two items could not be removed isearch and...... The more I tried to delete these the worse it got. At this point I get 4 or 5 fake error windowss that cannot be closed it has also removed my control panel and task says that the administrator has taken away access. I use this laptop to make a living and I am going away tomorrow and it is critical that I get this thing removed and an able to use my computer....any help would be greatly appreciated. I was also unable to use regedit but after using a spyware remover called Counter Spy I was able to regain use of task manager and regedit....I am a beginner so I will need very specific instructions....THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP....I WILL BE DONATING IF I CAN GET THIS THING FIXED

Answer:HELP Needed URGENT!

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Hi all new here

The boss' computer has went down and this message is displayed at start up. C:\windows\system32\system missing or corrupt. Windows wont boot. I've looked around on the forum and found a few fixes but the problem is we have no recovery disk of any kind and no backup disk (ducks to avoid intense lectures). Is there anything I can do or will he need to take it to the manufacturer or place he bought it.

OS is XP SP2 if this helps but beyond that I have no other specs.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help.

Answer:Urgent help needed please.

ok, couple of things, take the hard drive out and attach it to another pc that is the same make and model and operating system on it, you can make the drive a slave, then copy the "system" file from that pc to the slave hard drive.

thne you can just reinsert the hard drive back in the pc and it will boot up, remember it has to be the same pc.

i have done this before and it works

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So, I've been searching for a decent laptop for christmas. I want it to be able to run games like Team Fortress 2 fairly efficiently, and I want it to be able to last me for a decent enough length of time (I'm thinking around 4 or 5 years). I'm also going to be using this laptop for all manner of college stuff. These are the two laptops I've narrowed it down to.

The Asus N81Vp-D2 14-inch Brown Versatile Entertainment Laptop. ($900)

The Toshiba Satellite a505-s6960. ($650)
My big question is this: Is the $250 extra worth it? Should I go with the Asus? I need to know within the next thirty minutes or so, so if anyone can help quickly I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks a lot

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Question: Urgent help needed

Cannot acces documents and settings, have diabled UAC, have full access adminstrator privlege enable, went rto windows classic view for files, check unhide files STILL getting acces denied, need to acces "roving" to edit Flight Simulator Config file. I have spent almost 300 dollars on this program and I don't want to have to go back to XP but an seroulsy considering just htat, will give remote access if anyone can assist

Answer:Urgent help needed

Originally Posted by CathyH

Cannot acces documents and settings, have diabled UAC, have full access adminstrator privlege enable, went rto windows classic view for files, check unhide files STILL getting acces denied, need to acces "roving" to edit Flight Simulator Config file. I have spent almost 300 dollars on this program and I don't want to have to go back to XP but an seroulsy considering just htat, will give remote access if anyone can assist

Are you saying you can't access documents and settings folders or that you can't access Flight Simulator config file?

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Well, last night I was faffing around with the user accounts, and I deleted a couple. I don't know if this is relevant or not to the problem, but here it is;

I rebooted my computer this morning afer I made changes to the start up, I know it wasn't anything to do with anything I did in there, as I have done that many many many times before.

Before it gave me the logon screen a message box popped up saying that I could not be logged on as my password and domain or something were incorrect. So I clicked ok and it took me to the normal logon screen. There is normally an account for my wife, my sister in law and before I removed them, my two lodgers. The difference was in this that there was only a user account for Administrator. So I tried to log on, but whenever I put in a password I thought it was, it wasn't.

So I tried logging on without a password, and it says I cannot access my account due to account restrictions
Is there a way to fix this?

I know this subject has been posted on here before, but no one has given sufficient answers, so if anyone knows and wants to share the solution, please help me!

Thanks guys and gals


Answer:XP log on, urgent help needed.

Are you trying to log into a network or just windows? Your first error sound like a network error. Try logging into safe mode and let us know

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Hey all.. I'm kind of Screwed.. .... ..

So I ma just getting a blue Screens of Different Types..
Like 1 Page Fault in non page fault area.
2 Driver Irql not less or equal..
3 Cmaudio.sys
4 Win32k.sys

I guess, I see these errors because of I have I have updated BIOS..
My MOBO > P4S333 (without onboard Lan by the way can u make sure that i'm Flashed Correct one which is 1007C(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- ) and Well I don't see error 1 at all ( actually I have upgraded RAM too, but itZ not faulty). I think Reason is BAD drivers..( I know for sure about Cmaudio.sys ) but before I proceed anything, wat do u think.. is screwing it up. and just right now It gave me an error n4r. dll ( it's for graphic card Nvida Geforce Mx 440 ) well I'm lost, just updated BIos For the first time.
waiting for ur response !!

Answer:Urgent Help needed...

try reinstalling the MBD chipset drivers.

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I own a emachines T3522
I have a very annoying problem that is really making me very upset i am getting a pop up as soon as i turn my system on stating "msmsgs.exe-unable to locate component and in the field it says this application has failed to start. There's a whole bunch of other errors. I press ok like 20 times and they seem to restart over and over again.
I also have the recovery disk but when It loading it gives me this blue screen with C0000135 ( unable to locate component)

Additional info from another thread
I own a emachines "T3522 Destop"
This 'Unable To locate Component' crap is driving me crazy. When I log onto my guest account it gives me this error.
Setup.50.exe cannot find comres.dll. That also happens on the new admin account I created. There's only one account that this doesn't happen to and it my orignal account but on my original account almost all the other programs gives me unable to locate component also such as MSN and others. I even tried to PC restore everything by inserting the emacines operating system disc. When I get to the loading part It gives me a blue screen with c0000135 unable to locate component In PC Restore???
I honestly need someone to help me on this asap.

Thank you

Answer:[urgent help needed]

Take a look here.

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I have been contacted from a client who stupidly opened an attachment that appeared to be sent from UPS parcel service. This has then installed a few different viruses on the system. Using AVG Free it detects the following

Braviax.exe and Ntos.exe which are files infected. It reports i have various trojan horses. I am accessing the machine remotely at the minute but i am visiting the site in the next hour or so.

I have run a hijackthis log which is below

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:59:35, on 24/07/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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Alright, my computer has being experiencing the same problem for about a year now, and just like a recurring disease, it gets better and worse randomly.Basically, I get pop-ups every 30 seconds from IE even though I use FireFox. I have a pop-up blocker but it doesn't block those pop-ups. Also, my computer will go VERY slowly, programs will take SO long to load and the computer will just be over all slow. Also, I get these messages that say "server busy" please try again. I can't ever get rid of these messages, the only way they go away is if I click them about 10 times then they turn into pop-ups.I've scanned my computer for viruses and spyware and adware and it won't get fixed.HELP!?

Answer:Urgent help needed

Several problems.....Tricky nick ........How about providing some info on exactly which removal tools you are using ?QuoteI've scanned my computer for viruses and spyware and adware and it won't get fixedThat tells us nothing really ....What AV are you using and is it current and upto date ?What spyware scanner  are you using ? What adware scanner are you using ?What operating system are you using ?AND all these issues have been going on for a year ? Are you using dialup or hispeed ?Almost you have all the latest M/S updates ?let us know dl65  

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I have downloaded the W10 ISO file onto a USB stick, in preparation for carrying out a clean install. I have then rebooted my pc and pressed F12 and chose the USB stick as the boot up method.

However, when I have done this I am still getting a black screen with a blinking curser in the top left hand corner. It would seem that I am still doing something wrong, can someone point me in the right driection please.

Answer:More urgent help needed please

Just an ISO file on the USB is not going to let you boot from it. You have to make a bootable USB first. You have to use something like Rufus: Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to do that.
If your MB doesn't have UEFI bios this one: Windows USB/DVD Download Tool - Microsoft Store is easier to use.

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Right. My Wireless LAN Adapter is USB. So is my printer. Whenever I try to print something from the internet (such as sheet music with Sibelius Scorch, different to simply clicking File-Print I can do that but need to press print button to get all sheet music). I have a problem, because I can't use my printer and Wireless Adapter at the same time, I think it overloads the USB or something. How can I fix this?

Answer:***URGENT*** Help Needed!!!

If this is a desktop get a wireless PCI card to free up a USB port...If it's a laptop well that's another issue.

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Question: URGENT Help Needed

I was installing the windows 2000 service pack 4 onto a laptop which only had sp1. But now when I try to start the laptop I receive the following message: A Disk error occurred.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this as I need to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

I really need help in fixing this problem.

Answer:URGENT Help Needed

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I'm helping a friend with some computer problems. I've got some (very) basic computer skills, but technically I don't know a lot about them.
This laptop is a Toshiba Satellite. When I try to start, it gives me this:

Press HOME key to abort RPL

LAN Adapter failed the media test.
Please check the cable and reboot the system.
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready....

I've been looking around for help on the internet already, but haven't really found exact instructions.
Can somebody help? Please keep in mind that I'm quite a newbie (^_^).



Answer:Urgent help needed!

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Question: urgent help needed

please someone help me....i right clicked on a folder i wanted to was in 'my documents'...and i held shift down and dragged it to the recycle bin. It took all my other folders with it....i have lost all my photos in 'my pictures' folder. What can i do to recover them

Answer:urgent help needed

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Question: urgent help needed

I am trying to access my companies website files through ftp, but the files are not being displayed as icons, only as text. There is also a warning from the provider (BT) telling me that changing any files could be illegal etc.. I have done this without any problem on the works computer which runs Win'98. I am using XP. So far I have tried deleting cookies and all temporary internet Files, I have also turned off Firewall in security settings in the 'connect to' sub directory. Could this simply be a a case of changing the view options? I need Icons, not text!!

Answer:urgent help needed

What is your ftp program? There should be an option there to do what you want.If you are getting there via the ftp option in IE, what is the version?(I am not quite sure, but you may not get many answers because of the title of your thread - people seem to react against it. But as there are so many new posters each day, I try to give an answer if I can.)

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Will you all stop what you are doing when you see a title like this, could be someone trapped in a burning house for all you know.

Answer:Not another "Urgent help needed"

I can't stop now the house is on fire!!John /#(

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First off, I am sure that I have no virus, trojan, etc.
In the last 4-5 days my recycle bin has been acting a little strange.
1. Deleted files not showing up in bin but were deleted
2. Files that were in recycle bin could not be deleted, always due to some error
3. The errors are different, but similar:
Error Deleting File Or Folder
Cannot remove folder Dc330: access is denied
Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected
and that the file is not in use
I have tried many ways to DELETE the Recycle Bin but
even the CMD prompts either cant delete this or will now.
This file  C:\RECYCLER
has this in it   S-1-5-21-776561741-1592454029-1801674531-1004
It looks like a huge directory with many files are here
One is c:\WINDOWS
It looks like this is my Windows directory
Also, when I boot windows I see a black screen. The screen similar to what
you see in booting to safe mode. One entry is Windows. If I wait 30-45 seconds
Windows boots normally
This has me worried as I do not want to reinstall windows
Thanks in advance

Answer:Urgent - Help Needed

The black screen you are seeing before Windows starts is the 'Boot Options Screen'. I suggest that the next time you boot your computer, assuming you get to this screen, don't just let it time out but use the up and Down arrow keys to select an entry near the bottom 'Start in last known good configuration', then press the 'Enter' key. This should restore your computer to a time before this trouble started.
When you select 'Last good config' it can take a few minutes before your computer starts itself - this is normal.
Chris Cosgrove

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Question: Urgent help needed

ok so last night i turned off my comp and everything was normal. but this morning when i wake up i turned on the com but the monitor was just black and nothing came up. i tried checking the plugs and cables and all that but everything was just as normal. the cpu was still running and the indicator lights on the cpu are on but not blinking. there were no weird sounds. everything just seem normal but the monitor displays nothing. and i couldn't turn the cpu off unless i unplug it. it seems like the monitor cannot detect the graphic settings or something but i'm a newb so i'm not sure.

could anyone help and give suggestion as in what's going on? the nearest comp shop is miles away from my place and i don't have the necessary transport to get my cpu there so i hope it can be solved at home if possible. >.<

thanks in advance.

Answer:Urgent help needed

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Question: urgent help needed

hi there, i hope i have placed this in the right section,
i need help, i am unable to download anything, i had a problem with my mcafee not being up to date, so i was told to remove it and download it again from the website, but when i click on the download button, i get the message internet explorer cannot display the webpage, so now im left with no mcafee virus protection, the same problem applies when trying to download superantispyware. I really need help with this.

Im running windows vista home premium service pack 2, IE8

Please help

Answer:urgent help needed

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Question: urgent help needed

my computer started laggin a lot and msconfig, taskmanager, and most things wouldnt open that were to do with my system, then i noticed


and i deleted it and everything to do with it, and my system was fine again, but it has come back again! i was just wonderin if i could get rid of this file for good, it is definatly this that is causing the problem, coz my computer worked perfectly, everything opend etc etc, and today it started lagging again, i look on processes and B00M it's there again. hmmmmm not cool,

please help, jimbob

Answer:urgent help needed

Please follow all the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

Since this appears to be a trojan it would good idea for you to run the "Alternative Scans - If still having problems" section given in the READ ME FIRST thread.

If you already have any of the programs linked in the tutorial please double check your version to make sure you have the latest one and that you have any/all updates for the programs.

NOTE: In order to resolve the issues you are having it is very important that you at least try to perform all the steps as outlined. If you have any difficulty please post back letting us know what steps you have completed, what you found while doing the scans if anything and details about any problems you have encountered in completing the steps. The more details you can provide the better.

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

Hi Everyone

Really sorry, i may be in the wrong place so if you cant help please can you point me in the right direction?

I am trying to link my media on my pc to my xbox.

it has worked for me before ( was just a case of Windows Media Player>>Library>>>media sharing>>tick the box and allow my xbox)

However, now when i do this, my xbox just doesnt appear.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


Answer:Urgent Help Needed

Using XBMC on the first Xbox model?
Or is this something available on the 360?

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Yet again my computer gives me problems, even though this time the problem is MUCH MUCH worse.I turned on my computer today, logged onto my XP account, and then as the computer was starting-up I got a black screen with the following message:QuoteA problem has been detected and windoes has been shut down to prevent damage. If this is the first time you have seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check to make sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing the video adapters. Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode.... (goes on to explain how to go into safe mode)..... Technical information: Stop: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0xFAPP1DEC, 0xF8501938, 0x00000000) FLINT. SYS address FADD1DEC base at FED1000, datestamp 433,1870All physical memory has been deleted.After restarting, AVG notified me that my AIM had a virus. Something along the lines of AIM/UNINSTALL.EXE virus which was then removed.I am extremely worried about the aforementioned events, if anyone can help please do so.If you can contact me on AIM or MSN they are:westonsoccer2005[email protected]Thank you in advanced

Answer:Very Urgent Help Needed

I would go first to Trend Online Micro ( and do a free online scan. Then download the latest AVG files,go to safe mode and do your scan. Delete anything that remains of the virus. If it can't be deleted at least get the name.

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Question: Urgent help needed

My Laptop seems to go into Safe Mode, crashes whatever Safe Mode option I chose, then restarts. I can't even get into my Desktop. Also internal CD-Drive isn't working.

What can I do?

Answer:Urgent help needed

Have you tried a floppy boot disk?

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

Well today I just installed a fresh copy of Windows XP because I had been using 64-bit and the evaluation copy ran out. This meant that my computer was shutting down about every hour or so, forcing me to either purchase 64-bit or 32-bit. I chose 32 bit and installed it and everything. So after the installation and everything, nothing seems to be working right. My soundcard isnt working properly, when I try to play music it says "There is an error with your sound device" or something like that. The internet also isnt working. The only object on the desktop is the trash can...this never happened on my previous computer when I would re-install windows. It might have been because it was just a restore disk and I guess it included everything I needed to have my computer get up and running on that disk. Well I need some help because I am totally lost on what to do now. I can get drivers and whatnot on this computer and transfer them to my other one, but would that help my soundcard or anything work? What about the internet? What do I have to do to get that up and running? Thanks for the help and sorry if this was long, but I need your help.

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

ok, so to start, you need to reconfigure the desktop to be more like win2k. To do this, right click the start bar, and select properties. Then select classic start menu. This will get you setup for now.
Then you need to get drivers. The problem you are having is that you don't have the needed/correct drivers for your machine. Start by listing out the hardare you have installed, and we can post links, or you can find it your self...

Good luck

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

HI, on my other computer when i turn on the computer it says theres an error loading up the login screen (the screen that allows you to choose the user you are) and says you need to debug, however, if you go to debug it restarts the computer, if you choose to close the log in screen application it restarts the computer, and if you don't do anything it will restart the computer in a few seconds!!!!

What should i do, i cant even get on the computer!!!

I have windows XP by the way

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

Can you boot your PC in safe mode? Something may be loading at the same time that causes it to crash.

Just keep hitting F8 after the BIOS loads and select safe mode.

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Please help, I do not have much time before my brother finds out I screwed his computer up and now It will not connect to the network, plus I get popups. I had uninstalled Mcafee and installed norton, and was once advised to use combofix. Now, when the computer shuts down, I get this: ?svchost.exe error on shutdown. The instruction as "0x73d223b5" referenced memory at "0x73d223b5". The memory could not be "written"."Tried system restore, will not work. Uninstalled norton, still same problem. Having same exact problem as here: help!  I am running sfc\ scannow right now. However, if it asks for the Windows XP disk, I do not have one!

Answer:Urgent Help Needed!

Read the information posted here:,46313.0.htmlThen start a new topic here:;board=7.0, refer to this topic, and post the three logs.A malware removal specialist will then assist you from there.

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Recently I Have Been Getting Problems With My Pc. It Kept Restarting Sayin Kernal Stack Inpage Error.

Also My Ethernet Port (realtek) Doesnt Work And I Think This May Be The Problem.

Now I Cant Even Turn My Pc On. When I Trn It On It Says A Problem Has Been Found (media Disconnected) Then It Says Select Safe Mode Or Normal Restart Neither Of These Options Work.

Will I Have To Take It Back To The Shop Where I Bought It?

I Dont Think It Is Under Guarantee


Answer:Urgent Help Needed (please Help)

Boot your WinXP Install disk from CD and go to "Recovery Console". Run "chkdsk /x" and then restart. If that doesn't work, come back here for more ideas.

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Question: urgent help needed

I changed the graphical settings of my computer by increasing the resolution.Since then I am unable to start my windows normally as an error occurs saying that I am using high frequency range and after 20 sec. my monitor closes(blank screen)with power still there in the monitor.I am able to open Safe Mode,from where I tried restoration but restoration cannot get completed.Now , how can I change the screen resolution setting from safe mode because on right clicking on desktop graphical properties are not available in safe modePlzzz. help urgently.

Answer:urgent help needed

Try booting to "Enable VGA mode" from the Windows Advanced Options menu.  From there reset display properties to desired values and reboot to "Normal" mode.Use the <F8> function key during system startup to access the Windows Advanced Options Menu.  Tap the <F8> key once or twice per second as you startup the computer (or immediately after POST completes and screen flashes black prior to displaying Windows XP logo with its processing bar display).From the Windows Advanced Options menu, use the up/down arrow keys to select "Enable VGA mode" and press <Enter> key.

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ok so is happening with my pc Is this:

1.when a boot up it hangs up the welcome screen(ushally that doesn't evn show up)
2. there is a 'grating' sound coming from my pc
3. it is really slow

last night i saw that the front panel was out 2cm and i just nudged it in could that be anything to do wth it

thanks for your help


Answer:Urgent Help Needed With Pc

Check the inside of the computer for obstruction or loose parts.

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Question: Urgent help needed


I bought a new computer 3.0G prescot with an intel MB Rocklake D865PERL
when we set down at the store he told me i'll be getting 2*256400MHZ DDR
now when i run AIDA32 it tell me that i have 2*256 PC3200 each at 200MHZ
when i called him he told me that's what 400MHZ ddr means , now i didn't pay a cheap price i paid the market avg. , did he s**ew me ?
it's sort'a urgent , if he did i don't want the comp. to stay another sec. at my home ....

Answer:Urgent help needed



You weren't swindled.

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I need your help please. My pc all of a sudden has started to go bonkas. It opened up every contact on my msn lost and posted a link to each one. Ads have appeared in bucket loads. Kaspersky is detecting a LOT fo virus activity.

I'll do what it takes, please, just help!

My friend sent me a link (this is where it started) in msn. He actually wrote the it wasn't the virus speaking. He said for me to open the link as it was something funny..when in actuality he wanted me to be a test subject to see what the link did...-.-

Answer:URGENT HELP needed! Thanks.

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Question: help needed urgent


on saturday, i have upgraded my pc to the follwoing config:

CPU: intel c2d, E6550 @ 2.33MHZ

i have a heating issue with the motherboard, the intel desktop utility software is indicating me that the I/O controller hub is at 83*c and the memory controller hub MCH is at 70*c. the motherboard is at 44*c and the cpu is at 46*c.

what i wanna know is , is this sort of temprature normal?

Answer:help needed urgent

Does sound a bit high, but it could always be a faulty temp sensor. The CPU and M/B temps sound ok though.

If it has always been that high and your system aint crashing then you should be alright (just out of intrest have you overclocked at all?)

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Hi everyone, on my desktop I decided to change the FSB and DDRAM frequency to 400/800FSB because it was set at 200mhz and 533mhz. Now I turned on my system and it wont BOOT UP! whats the problem?

Answer:Urgent Help Needed!

you overclocked it to high. Look for a jumper next to the watch battery and move it over a space.

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Question: Urgent help needed

I have an Inspiron 3542 today I tried to update my laptop to win 10 and while installing Windows an error occurred error code: 0x80070570. I don't have any other Windows disc also or any working computer. please help someone

Answer:Urgent help needed

Hi mja420,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:

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My computer is acting up, and while i am surfing the internet windows pop up. PLEASE HELP! Also, norton keeps detecting trojans andother viruses. HELP. THX

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

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I have some sort of virus attack on my computer, I think it is caused by Microsoft. It block or disables programs, and produces hundreds of pop-ups. It doesn't allow me to go on most websites.

I tried to run the diagnostic, but it blocks that too.

Please help!

Answer:Help needed - urgent!!!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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hi guys, i really need help. I cant find the stereo mix in my pc

I previously used win xp (installed the drivers from the cd) and had the stereo mix.
now, I'm using windows 7 64 Bit and I didn't install anything from the CD because i thought it's already supported.

Now I can't find my stereo mix. I checked the disconnected and disabled devices, still can't find anything

I'm using ASUS PK5PL-AM motherboard.
Help please

I can listen to music and stuff, but I can't use my microphone

PS: i was trying to install the drivers in my win 7, unfortunately my cd doesn't support win 7 OS, and i can't find any update for the drivers..

Answer:Urgent help needed please! :(

The lack of the Stereo Mix is a major complaint of many. It's the driver that is usually the issue. Check with the sound chip vendor for a Win 7 driver. e.g. if it's RealTek then check with RealTek, if it's Sigmatel check with IDT (SigmaTel is now IDT). But, ultimately you may have to install a Win 7 sound card that does have the feature you want, several on the Dell forum that have upgraded old XP systems to Win 7, and there are no updated drivers, have had to do that.

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Hello everyone =) I *really* need computer help, haha. Prepare for a long post.. x_x
I have a netbook with a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux that my brother uses for writing film scripts (primarily on the Windows partition) that froze up the other day to the point he had to do a hard reset. He was running Firefox, Open Office, Avast Anti-virus & downloading things and I guess the little netbook couldn't handle all the programs running at once, causing the computer to freeze up. He reset the computer, and then what happened was when you start up the computer, without fail, it showed this:

error: no such partition
grub rescue>

I was instructed on another site to run the boot-repair-disk utility off a usb stick, and successfully ran it... but now when I start the computer, I get this:

"Multiple active partitions.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Naturally, all of this has really freaked out my brother and he's worried he won't be able to retrieve his scripts and will have to install the OS new... is this the case, or is there a way to boot Windows and/or Linux back up as they were? :S

Here is the paste boot-repair-disk gave me, if it helps at all.. may give a little more insight to the problem:

Thank you soo much if you can help.

Answer:Urgent help needed!

Read the similar thread :-

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Hi, I'm running Vista home premium 64 bit with the latest SP.

I just installed an old game (Sniper Elite) and after installation it asked for a reboot. I did this and got the message that windows couldn't start, this could be down to a change recently made etc etc.

It then said to fix it

1- insert windows disk and reboot
2- select language and click next
3- Choose repair my computer

I did this but when I clicked repair my computer it didn't show any OS in the box to repair! It just says "If you did not see your OS in the list, click load drivers to load drivers for your hard disk"

I have no idea what to do now, please help me!


Answer:Urgent help needed please

If you did not see your OS in the list, click load drivers to load drivers for your hard diskc

If you do not see Vista, then hit the tab to load the drivers; Vista will show up and you can then select it.

Here's a guide to repairing: How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

You're not dual booting, but the link is to the repair section, which will guide you through the steps you need to take right now.

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Yesterday I decided to install the latest Windows Updates. After doing so, I experienced some lag and some programs wasnt working, I left it. This morning I decided I wanted to uninstall the Updates, I started to do so, but they only removed 1 by 1 requiring a restart every time. Finally I got fed up and decided to do a System Restore to the previous Friday (16th). After that, when my computer restarts, I get just a black screen and my cursor, I can move my cursor, but cannot select anything. Ive tried repairing and reinstalling Windows XP by booting from the CD, but it hasnt worked. In the middle of my first attempt to reinstall Windows XP, System Restore appeared and said the restore was successful. I carried on with the installation and have tried repairing a fresh start of Windows Aswell. Again, the same blank screen with the cursor. Ive tried entering in safe mode and last good settings. Safe mode loads up but I cant select anything, there is no start menu. The same for safe mode with networking and safe mode with command prompt. I really dont want to have to format my drive again, I have thousands of files which I dont have backed up, tons of software and customisations. Please help me!

Answer:Urgent Help Needed!

Please someone

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Hi, I'm not sure whether this should be posted here or in the Hijack this.

The laptop is for our G.M, he uses AOL 9.1, he said that from sometime whenever he logs on with his credentials it loads for a while then the ie freezes and the whole of the pc freezes afterwards, then the blue screen comes up and sometimes you have to detach the battery to have it re-started.
when i 1st logged to his machine, an error notification message appeared saying ((skype.exe-corrupt file.The file or directory C:\windows\tracing\RASAPI32.LOG is corrupt or missing.Please run the Chkdsk utility.

The same message repeated when i opened ie, (ieuser.exe-corrupt file.The file or directory ........).

I'm currently running Kaspersky online scanner.

follows is the hijackthis log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:47:37 PM, on 6/3/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG Magnifier\MagnifyingGlass.exe
C:\Program Files\LG Software\On Screen Display\HotKey.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\LG Software\BatteryMiser\BatteryMiser5.exe
C:\Program Files\Common File... Read more

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Question: URGENT help needed

I have infected my computer with a virus that continues to regenerate itself. I have ran combofix as well as SDfix. I have also ran SUPERantiSpyware. These are the logs and the system I'm operating on is Windows XP Pro.

SDFix: Version 1.183
Run by Motorola on Mon 05/19/2008 at 10:39 PM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix

Checking Services :

Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File


Checking Files :

Trojan Files Found:


Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :

Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1359.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer,
Rootkit scan 2008-05-19 22:44:03
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Prefetcher]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{F2662254-71F7-94A4-7E88-CF1E858EBBCB}]

scanning hidden files ...

scan completed successfully
hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0

Remaining Services :

Authorized Application Key Export:

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Answer:URGENT help needed

Hello Buzz1443,

I do still see malware in the logs you posted. If you still require assistance, I'd like to see the current state of your system.

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

Please include the following in your next reply:

an attached extra... Read more

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I have stored some really important work on a 128mb memory stick (/pen drive). It has been workin fine till today wen i pluggd it in and windows says"USB device not recognized - One Of the usb devices on this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it." Wot can i do. wihtout this work im really in a mess. I thort i ad backup copies as well but i didnt. wot can i do

Answer:Help Needed Urgent!!!

"wot can i do"1). Use a thread title that actually describes your problem, NOT "Help Needed Urgent!!!"2). Try the memory stick in another PC. If that doesn't recognise it, you have probably lost the files on the memory stick.3). Use English rather than text-speak; which not all of us understand.

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Question: Urgent help needed

Hi all
please help removing these adwares and spywares from my system
here is my hijack this log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:47:24 ص, on 18/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Urgent help needed

I've been waiting for 5 days now and there is no reply I'm wondering no one here can help
Please I'm still suffering

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My emachine540 PC just suddenly crashed, restarted and just says operating system not found, how can i resolve this issue? should i use the restore cd?

XP home installed.


Answer:URGENT help needed please...

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tonight i made the biggest mistake of my life by letting someone who i at first trusted and thought was helping me and then he took control of my computer via freeloop and f**ked everything. i was asking him to help me put a theme on my ipod and then he deleted system restore and a bunch of other things all quickly and left. i can access system restore but when it asks you to pick an earlier date you cant click on them. also the internet connection is screwed up, the internet is there, and im typing this using my nintendo wii running off a router which still works, but when you try to open the internet, it brings you up to dial-up, asking for a username and password. to reiterate, we obviously don't have dial up. Everything is much larger, and the resolution makes everything look pixelated. Last but not least he removed everything from my ipod touch, and it won't connect to itunes, due to an 'unknown error.' Lastly, on the main screen of my ipod there are no buttons. He stripped it. Any help of any kind, pretaining ti either my ipod or my computer would be greatly appreciated. i'm just a kid that made a bad mistake and a lapse in judgement. please help.....

Answer:Urgent Help Needed!

I don't think you can get your system restore back, but some one may know how. Check your recycle bin see if he deleted anything to that. You can restore them from that.

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

I have a Vista computer. I went to the microsoft website and downloaded 'Visual c++ 2008 express edition'.The setup came up. It began downloading all of the 9 different components (96mb in total). It did this and once it had finished (without me doing anything) it proceeded to install each of the components. But it does not work and I get this error message:Setup could not install the following component:Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1Setup did not attempt to install the following components:then it lists the other 7 components, so I think it must have installed the first component.Can anybody help me? All I want to do is create C++ programs using visual c++ 2008 express edition, on my vista computer.

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

this is urgent =[

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Question: Help Needed Urgent

Hi all,i have been locked out of my computor! Starts up then as far as loading screen pic and tool bar icons then freezes? he only thing i acsessed last night was windows update and downloaded 2 security update files. In fact i never asked for them the Windows updater just appeared on screen whilst i was on one of my regular forums.Since then i have been unable to access my best friend!!
At this time im in the local library using thier computors. Will check back soon Thanks peeps.

Answer:Help Needed Urgent

i'd try booting in safe mode, and while your going there, it'll ask you if you want to restore to an earlier time. see if you can restore your system to a time before you did the update. - sos

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My friends computer is having major problems, when she clicks on any programs (Firefox, IE, AVG, ANYTHING!) they dont open, unless she clicks them loads of times! I have done a bit of research and it sounds like a virus, but i have no idea which or how to find/remove it. I have included a hijack this log, but i dont know how to read these things, any help would be great, she needs this computer for university studies! Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:07:13, on 04/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
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Answer:Urgent help needed!!!

Hi, alnic123


Download SDFix 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.
Running SDFix in Safe Mode:

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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Question: Urgent help needed

Dear Forum Members,
My computer seems to be heavily infested with something very unpleasant.  A lot (but not all) my of software is not working, or cannot be opened (e.g. Outlook) or comes up with the message "the item referred to by this shortcut cannot be accessed you may not have the appropriate permission"  I have looked at various on-line sites to find a solution, but haven't found much that addresses this problem specifically.  The things I have tried didn't deliver the desired help.  Any ideas, anyone ???  You'll have my eternal gratitude if this can be solved without major surgery (like re-installing my Windows 7).  Would it be helpful if I upgraded to Windows 10?  Or would Windows 10 become similarly infected with this bug?
By the way - this is a general question - if I were to upgrade, would I loose all my programs and documents currently on my laptop in the process?
Thank you for reading thus far.  I'm looking forward to hearing from you!  Kind regards - AndreasO

Answer:Urgent help needed

"...Would it be helpful if I upgraded to Windows 10?"  Upgrading to Windows 10 with your current OS having problems will probably not help solve those problems, such might simply "transfer" to your new OS.
"...if I were to upgrade, would I lose all my programs and documents currently on my laptop in the process..."
If the current OS is in good working order, then an upgrade normally does not do away with installed programs -- unless you make a few wrong choices during the upgrade/install process.  Documents - toss up, many have had no problems, some have had a few problems.
** After everything is fixed within your current OS -- before upgrading, make at least one if not two full images of your OS and data partitions onto at least one if not two external HDs **

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See this pinned topic here at BC: under:Antivirus & Trojan RemovalMany of the members here use AVG anti-virus. Download and install it, and then update its definitions.Take the time to read this Tutorial on keeping your computer secure:,John

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why can i open any website in my browser, but my own site wont open fully?

can anyone help please?

Answer:urgent help needed please

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

I recently bought command and conquer delux edition and half life 2 but while playing (completely randomly) they hang. It happens everytime i play the maximum time i have played is 2 hours. My sytem specs are:
Direct x 9.0c
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
1mb internet connection
so i dont think i should have any problems playing but also to get even an ok frame rate i need to put it on low everything. Please help i have tried everything i can think even cleaning the inside of the computer to get rid of dust.

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

Have you downloaded the newest Catalyst Drivers? for your video card?

I had the same problem with Generals, but it went away when I downloaded the latest drivers.

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pc re install went badly wrong, ended up with missing ntldr message, no floppy bootdisk, xp disc cant use , got windows 98start up disc , now at point of mssge error loading operating system, have spare tower and want to do quick fix, do i swap hard drive? and which one is hard drive?, i am blind here and need solution quick need to make a working pc out of two tonight
urgent, thanks in anticipation


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I get message saying program can?t run because of missing OLEACC.DLL
Please advice me what should I do

Answer:Please Urgent Help Needed

Hi, lucas: Try to run SFC.EXE to Repair System Files. You can find instructions in the following Mini Guide - How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files If that doesn't work, let us know how long this has been occurring and what changed before this started to occur. Hope that helps,

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im having major problems with my dell inspiron 1545 laptop. ill try be a s breif but as descriptive as needed. i recently carried out a full dell system restore due to the computer freezing. once the restore had been completed the laptop then played up ont the start up with a blue screen carrying out a system dump. once this had finished the laptop operated asif it was brand new?

It then downloaded some automatic updates when connected to the internet and i downloaded vlc media player and everything seemed fine. i then shut down the laptop once more.

on start up the laptop will not proceed past the windows error recovery page!!??!! no matter what option i choose, in any of the menus either by hitting F2 F12 or F5. non of the repair tools work or anything??

the laptop just processes the choice and temporarily reboots and brings me straight back to the windows error recover page.

So i dont know whats going on? is my hard drive still ok? its still saying i have windows 7 but wont load it!

do i need a recovery disk? re install windows?

im not sure, hopefully someone out the might have some sort of idea or advice that i can take to getting it sorted.

any suggestions are welcome

Kind regards


Answer:Urgent help needed!!!!

Welcome Bret,
Not much that I can do but take an educated guess. You had a problem which resulted in you making a restore. This resulted in a blue screen and the problem continued. It seems to be a hardware problem with the computer. It can be the hard drive; as well as many other problems.
Do you hear any beeps when you try to boot? Try with speakers on.

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

the following message i have been getting since last couple of weeks...i re-typed the product it didnt work...and my pc restrt after 2 - 2.5 hrs interval...what will i do now???

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

if ^dnt work..clik below
ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

Holy ****, hey folks. Got a real problem. Today i booted up my Computer only to notice that it said my CPU was running at 1.2ghz, this is NOT right as it normally runs at 2080ghz (being an AMD XP 2800+)

What the hell is going on? Both Everest and DXDIAG are showing this, please help me.

I recently updated my BIOS but there were no errrors. Also, you may know if you've been following my threads that my CPU was overheating not that long ago could my BIOS have dropped the speed to 1.2ghz to 'cool' the PC down? My PSU is also not supplying enough power and so ordered a new one, which should arrive tommorow.

Will adding my new PSU set the CPU clock back to 2080ghz, god i hope so.

C'mon, need your help desperately.

:O :O :O

Answer:Urgent Help Needed


It seems that your FSB has been lowered.... It should be 12.5 x 166 for an AMD Athlon XP 2800+.

Post a screenshot or a report of the Motherboard page to show the Front Side Bus Properties and Memory Bus Properties.

Perhaps your BIOS hasn't detected your CPU correctly. Try resetting your BIOS, or see if you can correct the FSB in BIOS.

Oh many watts is your current PSU? If it's 400W that is more, than enough...

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Two problems:

1. Wireless router - I temporarily disabled the wireless ability on my router two weeks ago by accident, so immediately tried to correct it but the family computer wouldn't turn on stupid dell.. I used an ethernet cable to connect to the router and turned wireless back on. I hadn't used the wireless since then as I went on holiday a couple of hours after. Low and behold I get back and wireless isn't working, I have tried restarting the router manually, restarting the router through the control console, reconfiguring the router from factory settings. Wireless just won't work. The router is a belkin G+ router

2. My main desktop now has an exceptionally long boot time it loads up into the bios start screen and then seems to freeze and you can hear it power down ,then 5 minutes later it will continue with boot. It gets frozen between the boot screen and xp screen and after that it is perfectly fine.

Answer:urgent help needed :D

bump both problems still prevalent

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Question: Urgent help needed

Last night I installed Microsoft JVM( I already had it on my old computer) I also downloaded an update from Windows, now when I come to switching on this monrning I had a terrible job to try and start the machine also my DVD drive has vanished, I cannot open it and it has disappeared from the list on my C Drive however when I tried to install as new hardware it is coming up in the list. I think this Java program must be interfering with it, but I don't now how to unistall it as it is not coming up in my add and remove programe also when I search for it I cannot fing an unistall anywhere help please!

Answer:Urgent help needed

Have you checked your system for bugs and virus, as several of the latest ones can cause the problems you are getting.

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i have a problem with my laptop.....

windows defender says i have a vundo trojan, but doesnt seem to get rid of it. i have tried some removal programs and now Win Def doesnt throw up the message ( so i presume it has gone ) however, whenever i boot my laptop i get a Rundll error ( c:\Users\Kerie\AppData\Local\Temp\cbXOFwXO.dll The specified module could not be found ).

i have alo run spybot S&D and it gives me a virtumonde problem, but it never seems to get rid of it.

Q1 - are vundo and virtumonde the same or even related in some way

Q2 - when i run Virtumondebegone it doesnt find anything

Q3 - how do i repair the Rundll probs

please help me as i do not want to put this laptop online until i am confident that these problems are resolved.

thanks in advance

my OS is Win Vista Home Premium
runing Spybot S&D and Nod32

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My computer refuses to start (it won't turn on), so I've transplanted the SATA hard drive to my brother's desktop. He has an IDE hard drive. All I get when I try to boot on his computer is a black screen....Help! I have to get files off of it for tomorrow, or I fail....

Answer:Urgent Help Needed. Now.

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So right now I have a Trojan. I am trying to get rid of it. Earlier I went into the WTM, and looked at my processes that I had running. What I am doing is going through all of the processes and looking up what they are, what they do, and if they could be a potential danger to my computer. I came across a program called SVCHOST.exe. I typed it in at the UniBlue process library, andI got mixed results. Apparently, SVCHOST is a essential program that is harmless, But, it seems that alot of Trojans and harmful things alike disguise themselves as SVCHOST. I currently have 8 different svchost.exe's running, with mem usage ranging from 3,000 kb, to 28,000. Do you think that I have a problem?

I tried to download something earlier (not porn, promise) but immediately after i pressed download, it redirected me to a porn site. At the time, I had AVG antivirus, but I uninstalled that and downloaded Avast! I ran the test and it did find a trojan, it also found a buch of spyware. I did what it recommended me to do ( being that i was unfamiliar with avast), and I moved them to the chest, but some of them werent able to go to the chest, i am not sure that one of them was the trojan though, but I am nearly certain because after I put the bad stuff in the chest, I chose to delete them, but, after I deleted them, I still have the Trojan. What the trojan is doing is when I try to get on IE, it says Blank page and tells me to download a fake antivirus. Obviously, I did not. Also, when I try to ... Read more

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sound card didn't work, removed to find make, replaced and now comp won't boot up, get long beep short pause, long beep short pause.......etc etc


Answer:Urgent Help Needed

Sounds (no pun intended ) like you bumped the video card loose......

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Lately, I have been getting notifications from my AVG (9.0 full version) that I have had a "Trojan Generic 17" infection on my computer several times (so I suspect its spreading. My last scan found nothing, however, pretty strange things (random internet pages opening, programmes not opening) are still happening, so I thought I would ask for advice. Any help would be great.Hijack this logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 17:44:42, on 23/04/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G DWL-G510\AirGCFG.exeC:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service&... Read more

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I stupidly installed xp on my acer aspire 9300, unknowing that they do not support xp

Huge problem being, that none of the drivers are reconised...

My main concern is getting the internet so i can solve the problem myself.. I need the "ethernet controller" driver i think,

I tried to install driver detective, but of course it couldnt scan because it needs to connect to the internet to complete it..

I am connected with a netgear wireless router..

I just want the internet driver so that i can recover all the other ones with tedious processes, which i have the time to do.. But this is not my computer, so i need to burn the main ones onto a disk.

Any help would be very very much appreciated.

-its the wireless card driver i think

Answer:Urgent help needed

Worth reading, IMO:

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I was using my PC as normal, when suddenly my computer restared!! this happened right now!!
The memory wasnt being heavily used or anything. it just restarted.

once windows started up, I got this error message;

I clicked on send error message, and then this page came up;

It says maybe a recent hardware or software change caused this.
But I haven't had any hardware change, and the most recent thing I installed was iTunes 6

I'm on windows Xp pro, SP Beta. After posting this message I will do a thorough spyware and virus scan

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

SP Beta ?

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My mom was on the pc surfing the net and then it got a BSOD. The pc did not want to restart. I tried to boot from the XP cd. I kept getting different errors. For some reason I decided to change the memory with another lying around. I had a 256mb and then added a 128mb. Then the pc worked. DOes this mean that the cause was the memory

0x0000008E - SYMEVENT.SYS
0x000000BE - ntfs.sys

Answer:Urgent Help!!!!seriously Needed!!!!!

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Yesterday i accentially went into sleep mode, after resuming, my icons in taskbar are missing, also any thing i click on says something about programme assoications.

Only way i can do things i right clicking and run as admin, whats happen to vista 64.

Sometimes i bloody hate it, Can someone please help, i want to get back to normal,

Thanks, really urgent

Answer:Urgent help needed, please look ?

Hello raks,

Have you given this a look?

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Originally Posted by raks

Yesterday i accentially went into sleep mode, after resuming, my icons in taskbar are missing, also any thing i click on says something about programme assoications.

Only way i can do things i right clicking and run as admin, whats happen to vista 64.

Sometimes i bloody hate it, Can someone please help, i want to get back to normal,

Thanks, really urgent

Later Ted

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Hey, recently, I've discovered that I may have contracted a virus. My AV won't run, along with other misc. applications such as origin and windows desktop gadgets. All help is appreciated - Rkill and MalwareByte was also run smoothly, but had no effect on these issues.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 7:01:36 PM, on 29/05/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16576)
CHROME: 27.0.1453.94
FIREFOX: 19.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Users\Alex C\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\History Channel Games\kgsystray\Kuma_tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
C:\Users\Alex C\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SAMSUNG\EasySpeedUpManager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe
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Answer:Urgent Help Needed.

Please run the following:

Please create a new system restore point before running Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit if you can.

MBAR tutorial

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE
Unzip the contents to a folder in a convenient location.
Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt


If no additional threats were found, verify that your system is now running normally, making sure that the following items are functional:
Internet access
Windows Update
Windows Firewall
If there are additional problems with your system, such as any of those listed above or other system issues, then run the fixdamage tool included with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and reboot.
Verify that your system is now functioning normally.

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hi All,

I have a small LAN. 2 workstations got infected with 'mmsvc32.exe' file which is a virus according to various antivirus companies. I have upto date norton antivirus but it does not detect it as a virus. I did online scanning from trendmicro that also does not detects it. Then I used 'Hijackthis' and i cleaned it. But it came back again when the machine restarted. I deleted the file from current running process, searched the files on machine and deleted and cleaned the registry also, but no use. It comes back again.

Can anyone suggest me how to get rid of this.


Answer:Urgent Help Needed Pls!

Symantic recommends temporarily disabling system restore and then running Norton AV in 'safe mode."See,John

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First let me start by introducing myself to this forum. I've lurked on and off for a while and now i'm a member. So hi every one i'm Ty Dye
Now to my problem. This could get very long winded because i don't want to leave out a single detail, so i apologize for my lack of brevity in advance.
Okay my computer, which was given to me is programmed to wipe away everything to a certain point when it is turned off. So i have to reinstall my web browser everytime i get on it. Which is fine but lately it's been acting up.
The default browser on my computer is Internet Explorer. I usually use the IE browser to get on Google in order to access FireFox and download it; here's the problem(s). First IE suddenly stopped letting me access Google everytime i would try it would send me to the Cannot Find Server page that says "Page cannot be displayed" You know like when your internet is cut off so i had to start using Bing to get to FireFox.
Then for some reason IE started displaying a stripped down version of the Mozilla site. My default IE is an old version and doesn't have Flash Player so i figured that was the problem but it wasn't doing that before. But i didn't fret because i could still download FireFox from the Mozilla site even in it's stripped down state, but now IE stopped letting me download FireFox from Mozilla all together.
When i attempt to download FireFox from Mozilla the same Cannot Find Server page that pops up when i try to use Googl... Read more

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

Please Help

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This is a 1.8ghz/128k Cache/400FSB/1.75 volt Celeron:

Which socket is it? 478?

Answer:Urgent help needed.

No Celerons were ever manufactured as Socket 423, so Socket 478.

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Question: urgent help needed

i have just got anew p.c but i have happened to get a virus i cant use ctrl alt and del i get this message when i attmpt that

task manager has been disabled by your administratorClick to expand...

i am the only admin for this p.c and i need toremove this also i get ads popping up like

i really need to get rid of this ive had the p.c less than a week

thanks safcfan4eva

ps i use norton some good that is

Answer:urgent help needed

Use the F-Secure online scanner and see what it comes up with - then download and run Ad-aware, Windows Defender, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster from HERE - if you still have problems post a hijackThis log and we'll see whats there

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can someone pls help when I am try to open my home page and email i can`t.The messaged I get when i try to connct to the homepage is at the bottom of thepage and it reads opening page res.//C\windows\system32\shdoclc.dll/dnserror.htm does anyone know what it is and how I can correct it

Answer:urgent help needed

Downloaded Kaaza by any chance? Please try a more informative title next time, some members won't respond to 'help'.

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On my computer I have the primary HD on one IDE channel, and a second HD plus CDRW on the second channel.

I tried to put a cdrom on the same channel as the primary. When
I restarted the computer everything seemed fine. I logged onto my user account, the desktop came up and then it made a continuous beep until I shut it down.

I cannot get it to start back up. I have tried disconnecting everything but the primary HD and still nothing. My monitor just says "Check the signal cable."

Please help, I don't know what to do.

Answer:Urgent help needed!!!

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Here is the log of HijackThis. Tried to scan and clean NOD32 4.0 (found nothing), Microsoft Tool (found and cleaned something), Spybot (only tracing cookies), AdAware (only tracing cookies), Malwarebytes (found some trojan download agent, removed)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:13:49, on 27.7.2009Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\PROGRA~2\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\agent\pbeagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\DWRCS.EXEC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\x86\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\MailArchiver\Core\bin\MArc.Core.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\MailArchiver\MAIS\bin\MArc.MAIS.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\MailArchiver\Search\bin\MArc.Search.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\MailArchiver\Store\bin\MArc.Store.exeC:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\megaserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\raidserv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\RAID Web Console\Javaraid.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\javaw.exeC:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC: ... Read more

Answer:Help needed urgent

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

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Question: Urgent help needed

Computer will not boot due to disk read error occured

a Disk read error occured
please cntrl alt delte to restart

im going in circles

Answer:Urgent help needed

is it laptop or a desktop?

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Question: Urgent Help Needed

*EDIT* LMAO THE DISC DRIVE SCRATCHED THE XP DISC!!!!!, it was a perfect half cirlce so i know that was the cause. Thank F*** i made a backup copy lol *EDIT*

When the Windows XP disc loads up it gives the message PCI.sys Corrupted and doesnt let me go onto blue scren where gives you the options:

Install windows
repair windows etc

This happened because i uninstalled service pack 2.

I get this message when XP trys to boot from hdd:

STOP:c000021a fatal systen error

The system manager initialiaztion system process terminated unexpected error with a status of 0xc0000263( 0x00000000 0x00000000)

Answer:Urgent Help Needed

Well I can't picture exactly what is going on there. I have never had a problem with formatting using the XP CD, maybe you selected a wrong option somewehre, hard to say, as far as I know that's pretty independant of what is actually on the hard drive(s) that are in the computer....

Anyhow you could try making a bootdisk win98 and putting and fdisk on it and just doing it that way. Windows XP shoud automatically be able to convert it durring install if you want NTFS.

If your not sure how to make a bootdisk with win98 this is what you do...

1. Create the bootable disk:
Put a floppy disk in your drive. Go to windows explorer->right click on your floppy drive (a:\) -> select format->select the check box that says "system files"->click format->click yes.

2. Add and fdisk on it
Click start->find ->select c:\ ->type in the file you need->click search
(copy it to the floppy):
When you find the file you need, click copy and then paste it onto your floppy disk.

3. Fdisk(wipe out your partition)
Keep the floppy in your drive, restart and wait for it to boot until you see the a:\ prompt. (if it doesn't boot and just boots your OS, try going into the BIOS and changing the boot order so that the floppy drive is before the hard drive).
Now type fdisk and press enter->press y and then enter->select "delete non-dos partition" (or similar, sorry I havn't done it in a wh... Read more

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hello there, before i continue id like to just make you all aware that i have very little technical knowledge of all this stuff, but i will do my best to explain

so i think i have a key logger on my pc as my wow account was hacked

theses are the steps i took

full norton internet security scan
full spyware doctor scan
i used CCleaner
Ad-aware Free Anti-Malware 8
Spybot Search & Destroy
MBAM (MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware)

i then restarted my PC

i then downloaded hijack this, when i clicked on do a scan and save a log file i get an error message saying that my system denied access to the host file and it wont properly create a log so i can show you all what it says. for some reason it wont let me run the file as administrator when i right click it as im using vista :s

here is the MBAM log :

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46

Database version: 4148

Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18904

27/05/2010 17:54:19
mbam-log-2010-05-27 (17-54-19).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|G:\|H:\|I:\|)
Objects scanned: 299664
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 17 minute(s), 46 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Answer:urgent help needed please

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

Before we proceed, please take the time to read this topic:

Then reply with the required reports and we will begin from there. Thanks

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Hi, I have a Acer Aspire Laptop that I just bought off someone. I am trying to do a facorty reset on it and I have been on the internet since this morning trying to find an answer.I have seen people saying press alt + F10 on boot up, nothing happens and I have tried it about 20 times.There is nothing in progroammes or when I search called recovery or anything. I have tried everything I would be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction of how to restore my laptop to how it would have been when it left the factory. I do not need anything that is on the laptop because I got it off someone else so I want to set it up as my own laptop. ThanksEmma


Check this instructions:

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Question: URGENT Help needed

Hello again I recently (today) got a Samsung N310, I downloaded and mounted a RTM version of Windows 7, However when I try to run the setup I get this message, saying that I have tyhe wrong version for this version of windows im running? what do I do the ISO is a x64bit and the netbook Has 2GB of memory can someone help me please How do I get this bloody thing to run Ive searched google to no avail

Answer:URGENT Help needed

Quote: Originally Posted by Samsung7Buff

Hello again I recently (today) got a Samsung N310, I downloaded and mounted a RTM version of Windows 7, However when I try to run the setup I get this message, saying that I have tyhe wrong version for this version of windows im running? what do I do the ISO is a x64bit and the netbook Has 2GB of memory can someone help me please How do I get this bloody thing to run Ive searched google to no avail

You really dont want to install 64bit in 2 gigs of ram. That is the absolute minimum. It will crawl

That being said you need to boot from the dvd not try to launch it from within an OS.

Ken J+

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Question: Urgent help needed

Hello...I was just on my PC (Windows XP) and I accidentally unplugged the power cord to the outlet, ever since then my computer will not startup, not even in safe mode. I'm not really the best at computers so please bear with me. thanks in advance

Answer:Urgent help needed


I need to know what your make and model of your computer is and also if you have your original restore CD's that came with the machine?

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Hey everyone, I keep getting little popups in the corner of the screen next to the time...they are signs with exclamation marks. Anyway they keep saying things like your infected with spyware, you have a trojan on your computer. I have ran AdAware and Norton and nothing came of it.
One of the screens is as follows

"Critical System Error"
"Your PC has been infected by spyware. Spyware and other unwanted software refers to programs that perform certain tasks on your computer. This can include installing Pop Up Advertising and Collecting your personal information."

If someone could help me, a new one pops up every 10 minutes or so. So far it has been 3 different types over and over.

Answer:Urgent Help Needed!

supatyson, I suggest you start by downloading and scanning with Ewido Anti-Malware v3.5Ewido Install and Scan InstructionsThen download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.Afterwards perform the following online Virus scans:[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component]Trend Micro Housecall Scan for Internet ExplorerPanda ActiveScanNote: Panda does not remove adware/spyware but will autoclean for viruses & worms.

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Windows XP pro sp2
Abit NF7-s
Radeon 9550
AMD 3200+
80gb SATA HD
1gb ram...

Ok, after having to turn off the computer improperly, I got the error message about the Windows\System32\Config\System file missing or corrupt.
Apparently this happens quite commonly and isn't that hard to fix.

So I put in the xp disk, attempting to use the repair feature.
No repair feature was there, I must have an OEM version or something, but I could use the recovery console.

I follow the Microsoft tech guide to fixing the problem, after doing a chkdsk which unsurprisingly found an error.

The MS guide basically had me delete the corrupt files, and then restart the computer, and after that was done I was supposed to copy the new files from another folder into the system to replace the corrupt ones.

This is where the problem lies...
once the corrupt files were deleted, the recovery console no longer lets me acces it without an administrators password.
Ok, no big deal, I try leaving the pass blank, and then every password which I would have ever used when I installed windows, to no avail.
I have heard that because the system files are corrupt, that the file storing the password could also be corrupt, so the password is never valid.

I go back to the MS help thing and look for a way to get past the says that by using the bootable floppy deal with the 6 floopy disks I can get into recovery console.
(still get the invalid password error)

I try one of those ... Read more

Answer:Urgent help needed !

to runn the repair install
boot from the xp cd and choose install
ignore the first repair option and continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation
then do the repair
if you have upgraded to sp2 it will not offer the repair option and you will have to make a slipstreamed disk to run the repair option with
did you run
chkdsk or chkdsk /r /f
as the password

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