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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 http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Need boot password - hope you're still watching this thread!...

Hi: Restart the PC, and enter this unlock passcode... 44638076

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ComboFix 08-12-02.02 - Bunso 2008-12-04 11:30:57.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.526 [GMT -8:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Bunso\Desktop\ComboFix.exeCommand switches used :: c:\documents and settings\Bunso\Desktop\WindowsXP-KB310994-SP2-Pro-BootDisk-ENU.exe * Created a new restore point.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\Bunso\Application Data\.#C:\pagefile.pifc:\windows\IE4 Error Log.txtc:\windows\system32\AutoRun.infc:\windows\system32\autorun.inic:\windows\system32\cgsqatyu.sysc:\windows\system32\erjxakin.sysc:\windows\system32\explorer.exec:\windows\system32\fstlbsys.sysc:\windows\system32\fxcbbime.sysc:\windows\system32\fxwlbime.sysc:\windows\system32\fxwmbime.sysc:\windows\system32\fzmsbwin.sysc:\windows\system32\gpsgajba.sysc:\windows\system32\gpzhatde.sysc:\windows\system32\gsdhadwd.sysc:\windows\system32\ijsgajba.sysc:\windows\system32\ijzhatde.sysc:\windows\system32\ladyapaw.sysc:\windows\system32\ngjxakin.sysc:\windows\system32\pzdyapaw.sysc:\windows\system32\p... Read more

A:i hope this is the right thread.. pls help me.. this is my log

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator. The BC Staff

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I am trying to retrieve info from an old phone through my comp and transfer it to a newer phone via the same comp. The old phone is a Motorola V-188 and the new phone is a Samsung M-300, the comp is running Windows Vista. I have tried everything I could think of and cannot get the comp to communicate with either phone. Am I SOL or is there a backdoor that I have no idea about that could allow me to transfer my ringtones and applications from the motorola to the samsung without having to go through even more expense which is just not possible at this time nor any in the foreseeable future.Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:I hope I am posting this in the proper thread

You probably need the phone tools for the various phones to read/write the data. I can't imagine moving applications between different brands, normally this is restricted to stuff like contact data and perhaps ringtones if they're compatible.
 

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Hello and thank you in advance. I have a gateway model gt5657e. It runs on vista. I was getting a lot of shut down with error massage. I'm not very savvy with the computers so I called costco tech and after a lot of test they told me most likely I have a Virus and I should restore the computer . I order the recovery disk and after trying to run it I received more error pop out. 1st one said error with number 0x2001100200001012 if this happens again call gateway. 2nd popout was restore7.exe application error
the instruction at 0x750605ef referenced memory at 0x00000114. the memory could not be read. click ok to terminate the program.
I called gateway thinking there was a problem with the recovery disk. they said is a hardware issue so I went and replaced the hardware . I run the disk and received the same error messages. any help / advise you can give me
Thank you

A:[SOLVED] My 1st thread hope i'm in the right place

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)




If all the test pass or won't run, please post back for more suggestions

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Hi I was hoping someone could help me in regards to a BSOD problem with Twitch.tv specifically I have been watching this stream Twitch , since I started watching yesterday I have gotten 4 BSOD , I use to have an issue with seemingly random BSOD in the past however I replaced my Hard-drive which had given up the ghost and I had not gotten one blue screen since then , until I watched the stream , and I still have yet to experience a BSOD when not watching Twitch.tv I suspect a driver might be a fault but tbh I think im out of my depth so I would really love any help =)

What I have done.
Uninstalled Avast Antivirus
Updated windows
Run windows ram test , no errors
Looked at video card drivers , im currently on latest , except beta

A:BSOD when watching Twitch.tv , desert bus for hope

On Sun 16/11/2014 06:08:45 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\111614-19999-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal+0x12A3B)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80075A3028, 0xB6004000, 0xE6000175)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This bug check uses the error data that is provided by the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA).
This is likely to be caused by a hardware problem problem. This problem might be caused by a thermal issue.
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.

On Sun 16/11/2014 06:08:45 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: hal.dll (hal!HalBugCheckSystem+0x1E3)
Bugcheck code: 0x124 (0x0, 0xFFFFFA80075A3028, 0xB6004000, 0xE6000175)
Error: WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR
file path: C:\Windows\system32\hal.dll
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: Hardware Abstraction Layer DLL
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that a fatal hardware error has occurred. This ... Read more

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Hello,

can you tell me how to stop watching a thread...
can't find that instruction.

cheers.

A:How to stop watching a thread

If you click on "User CP" near the top of the screen it will list the threads you are subscribed to and gives the option to unsubscribe from those threads.

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This was the error of my blue screen. I could not take a photo of the affected .sys file in time so I'm hoping you can read my dump files to find out. I was watching youtube when it happened. Haven't experienced a blue screen in approx. 12 months.

Please let me know if I can supply any additional information.

A:System Thread Exception Not Handled. Was watching youtube.

Not sure on the rules but thought I'd bump after 24 hours.

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Before reinstalling windows I'd like to see if someone can help me to fix an apparently silly problem:
I made an to erase the unused boot.ini lines from msconfig, by the botton "erase unused boot.ini lines" , and now windows xp pro doesnt load anymore.
The only workin OS I have is the windows xp professional which is installed in my D: , i have 2 partitions, C: and D:

I have also found my original working boot.ini txt file, I did put it back but nothing! Even with the original, working boot.ini file, my OS doesnt load... what could it be?

if it can be of any help, here's the boot.ini file

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\APRILE06
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\APRILE06="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
signature(10414d92)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\NUOVO="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect
signature(10414d92)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
 

A:boot.ini , last hope

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Hi you closed my thread because you think i could be some guy trying to get access to somewhere i should not be, What info can i provide to prove who i am so i can get help?

I have been dumped with a 2003 server to setup in a school and i have never done one from scratch in my life hence the reason for requesting assistance.

Thankls
Mick
 

A:closed thread - Admin Password

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Mobile Password Help

The following support information and downloads, are provided to help members freely remove their laptop password.
If all options have been tried and you still require help removing your password, search Google for 3rd party alternatives.
TechSpot forums and all support is provided freely at all times, it is against our guidelines to link to external paid services.
You are advised to try any or all options, with your first point of contact and best option being the laptop manufacturer.

Kudos to kimsland for putting together this summary of info related to password removal. This comes from wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousands of posts related to this problem.

We no longer support any further discussion on this topic as we believe all the free help that could be given is already out there. You can always go back to your system manufacturer for support, as well as google for the dozens of third party paid support providers that are available online.

So please use this guide for help but do not post any further threads on the matter, they will be deleted.
Click > Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

>Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

>Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205: http://www.techspot.com/vb/post613153-2.html
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A:HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread

Dell bios adress

I havea dell x200 and it is locked with an admin password. I have down loaded the bios but I have no idea of the adress in which the password is kept. Does anyone know it. Aso I have been informed that the cmos chip is a u525.And I can not find it. Where would this chip be located?
Last and not least , can this cmos chip be inline programable just like an ibm.(I don't remove the cmos in a ibm to reprogram it to remove crc errors) Any help would be great

Thank you
 

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Is there a way to password lock my computer while I'm falling asleep to Netflix so that no one else can use it? I want to be able to fall asleep to the lights/colors/sounds, but if someone in my house takes my computer before it falls asleep and after I'm asleep, I don't want them to be able to use it even for other shows or surfing the web. I don't want anyone using my computer without my permission. Can anybody help me?
 

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Paula at 17:55:40 on 2014-01-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.332 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
c:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\AMD Fusion Utility for Desktops\FusionSVC.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\RAIDXpert\bin\RAIDXpertService.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\Main\bin\CltMngSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AMD\RAIDXpert\bin\RAIDXpert.exe
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A:posting test results for dds i hope i hope i posted it in the right place.....

Hi padziedjPlease take note of the following:1. Please do not run any other tools unless instructed.2. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean.3. If there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.4. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.There is certainly some Adware showing in the report.We should clean that and then check for anything else.Step 1Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.After the scan has finished...Click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.Press OK aga... Read more

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I'm not really sure when this problem started happening, or why, but it seems my computer is dead.

Here's the problem: Whenever I boot, the system hangs up at the processor screen, before the Windows XP (Service Pack 2). I think it runs completely through its start-up processes, because sometimes I hear the Windows login audio, but I have no way of knowing for sure because I am only left to stare that the CoreCell screen. This happens about 85% of the time I try to boot up my computer. !0% of the time, I don't even make it to the processor screen, and it sounds like my DVD drive is spinning on and off. The remaining 5% of the time, it boots normally, and I fear shutting it down because I might never make it back onto my desktop.

The last time I did make it to my desktop, I defragmented my hard drive, as sort of a stress test. It passed, but I'm not really sure that I accomplished anything. It's gotten to the point where I just decided to back everything up with the hope of reformatting everything and installing Ubuntu until I can have my Windows XP disc mailed up to me, but my problems only worsen there. I can't boot from the Live CD, because it seems that my DVD drive doesn't want to read anything now.

Is there any way I can run a diagnostic to find out what is going on, without needing to make it past that initial processor screen?

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A:Hung-up At Boot, No Hope.

Hi, .

Just to clarify...your optical drive won't read anything (music, program, data, O/S bootable)?

Just a bad idea...but do you have access to another system where you can switch components out for a few minutes of testing?

System manufacturer and model?

When did the problems begin (approximate timeframe)?

Louis

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Please post all your inquiries regarding Dell laptop passwords here.
Any other posts made outside of this thread may get deleted or merged here.
 

A:HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)

thanks for re-opening this one, Julio
 

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Hi i got this pc desktop of mine that boots every 1 month( i count it) i had no idea what happen to my pc it happens when i clean the pc (only the fans and all its surroundings) seriously i dunno how to troubleshoot a computer and i dunno where to post to get some help so i hope u guys still help me

some methods that i do/info's
Power on self test - no errors
i made sure that there were no loose cable inside the pc

A:about a pc wont boot hope you help me guys

Hi clark, and welcome to Seven forums!

Can you explain your issue in a little more detail and what do you mean, exactly, by saying the PC boots every 1 month?

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I've read through many of the threads reagarding USB booting. Bottom line seems to be that if the BIOS supports it, then it will work for you.

But what is not quite yet clear to me is whether -my- BIOS will support it.

HP notebook xh136, PhoenixBIOS GC.M1.63

As far as I can determine, I have the latest BIOS. When I go t the Boot menu, it only lists
1. CD-ROM/DVD drive
2. Hard Drive
3. Floppy Drive

Am I correct in saying that since USB is not listed, then it will not be possible to ever use a USB drive to boot from on this computer?

Or will the USB not show up in that list unless a bootable USB drive is actually plugged in and ready to go?

I have a Lexar SecureII 2GB USB drive that I had reformatted intending to use it on this laptop with Puppy Liux. But it doesn't look like my good intentions are going to get me anywhere.

Thoughts?

Michael
 

A:Any hope to boot from a USB drive in old HP notebook

USB or Other bootable device should already be there in the list. If not, possibly a BIOS update would add it but I would say the chances are not great.
 

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Daughter was on her usual morning video skype with her boyfriends in the middle east, when according to her, it said something about a problem with internet explorer "she thinks", then it did a forced shut down.
Since then it shuts down and reboots every time it gets to the part just past the splash screen, where the mouse shows up.
Doesn?t say shutting down or anything, just the thump of the subwoofer having it?s signal removed and the monitors note that the computers off and it?s going to sleep. Then it boots again.
FYI: Windows 7 /Pentium 4 3.0/1 g ram/with 2 1T drives, one with the current setup, and the other with the original XP system that I migrated from in December.
I?ve tried the auto repair options by booting from the W7 disk. I?ve run several virus and the diagnostics from WD for the drive, but found nothing. Even tried abootsect /nt60 from the disk.
I?ve tried booting into safe mode in just about any configuration with the same shut down as a regular start up. Since I can?t start the system, W7 won?t let me reload the OS. Really don?t want to use the custom option as I really don?t want to nuke everything if I don?t have to. Especially because, if I don?t find the problem, I can?t be sure what happened, or that it won?t occur again. I don?t believe it?s a hardware issue, because I never wiped the old XP system and left it as a second drive in the system.
If I boot from that drive, everything loads and runs fine.
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A:Windows won't boot, hope you guys can help.

Hello KevinR225, welcome to Seven Forums!


The first option is at the link below, just select a restore point before the issues started; and if that doesn't help have a look at the second tutorial.

System Restore

Startup Repair

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Somehow got infected with a virus/malware/trojan yesterday. I was a little suspicious when I noticed a Java icon appear in the notifications area by the clock. A few second later an Anti-Virus 2010 popup loaded on the screen that was very similar looking to other Microsoft apps. I knew I didn't have this program so I tried to click the red X button to close the window. This didn't work, so I immediately unplugged the LAN cable. I also remember some type of Adobe update trying to run as well. CPU was immediately sluggish and trying to run Spybot was ineffective. I then rebooted and tried to run Spybot again but it was too sluggish. I then tried to reboot in Safe-mode, the Dell splash screen started but when Windows was to load, the screen just went black and then nothing. At this point, I'm not sure what my options are. I have burned Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2008 to try to boot up with, but will wait until I hear from someone here. I'm at work right now, but I will post the names of the possible viruses that I saw Spybot list when I get home. Thanks for any help you can offer!!!

A:Virus/Malware & XP Won't Boot...Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope

Hi,

Please do the following:

Hopefully you have access to a computer that can burn CD's

We will need to make a BOOT CD

Print these instruction out so that you know what you are doing.

Two programs to download

First

Please download ISOBurner and save it to your desktop. This program will allow you to burn OTLPE.ISO to make a bootable CD.*
Double click the ISOBurner set up icon to install the program, from there on in it is fairly automatic.
There are Instructions for the iso burner here if you need them.

Second

Download OTLPE.iso save it to your desktop. Now burn OTLPE.iso to a CD using ISO Burner. {NOTE: This file is 292Mb in size so it may take some time to download.)

  • When downloaded double click OTLPE.iso > this will then open ISOBurner to burn the file to CD



  • Reboot the infected system using the boot CD you just created.

    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

  • Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.

  • you will find an icon on the desktop called OTLPE > Double-click on the OTLPE icon.

  • When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes

  • When asked "Do you wi... Read more

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    Hello All,

    {Edit - I just noticed there is a similar thread as mine. I'll go through that thread and try some options in there and report back}

    Thanks for taking the time to read my first post. I've done some searching on the internet but have become a little overwhelmed Here are my system specs, which is a computer that I built. I haven't had any problems since it was built it about 1 year ago.

    W7 64 bit Home Premium - I have the disk
    MB: Asus P8Z77-VPro
    EVGA GTX680
    i7-3770K
    SSD (I can't remember which one) 256gb

    Last night I shut down the computer/monitors and walked away. I came back a couple of hours later and notices the desktop was still running. I didn't pay much attention and shut it down by holding the power button (the monitors were already turned off)

    When I turn on the computer I'll see the page for my MB and then it will go to "Windows Startup" for about 3 seconds. It will then cycle back to the MB page and eventually get to the menus to check for repairs. It says that it cannot find anything wrong.

    Here's what I have done so far:

    1. Unplugged everything from the desktop
    2. Launched Startup Repair
    3. System Restore: Did not work and tried 2 different restore points
    4. Boot to Safe Mode: This worked and I ran malwarebytes (nothing found).

    I haven't dowloaded anything unsual since this happened except for the following about 1 week ago:
    CCcleaner
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    A:W7 will not boot - sorry for another thread

    I've tried this tutorial and it did not work:
    Startup Infinite Loop: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

    I see other tutorials but I would be curious to see what you recommend first.
    This one?Repair Install

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    John does sfc/ scannow work from the recovery console or does another command take it's place?

    A:Xp Boot Fix Discussion Thread

    Hi DaChew,No it doesn't work.A list of commands available in recovery console: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htmYou may use Chkdsk but it is not for checking the system files: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/r_c_cmds.htm#ChkdskSo you first should be able to boot into Windows and then from there run the sfc /scannow.Good luck!

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    Hi
    I'm using the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate edition, and for some reason the boot time is quite slow (much slower than when I was using Ubuntu Linux for instance). But it's a bit more complicated than just 'slow boot', I'll explain to make it clearer:

    If I boot up the computer to the login screen, when it's at the login screen there's still constant HDD access for about a minute, and if I try logging in while there's still this HDD access, it takes forever to get to a usable desktop (the only startup items I have enabled are Pidgin instant messenger and MS security essentials AV).

    However, if I wait at the login screen for this HDD access to finally stop, logging in is quick, about 5-10 seconds.

    The only services I have enabled (apart from the default microsoft ones of course) are Bonjour and the licensing service for the Adobe suite (it won't work without it). I've tried disabling both of these services and it doesn't make a difference. I've also tried disabling superfetch and windows search (no difference there either).

    Ideally I'd like to be able to analyze exactly what the computer is doing while booting up, what it's accessing on the HDD mainly - I don't see what it could be loading that could be taking that long - yes my HDD is defragmented, that's not the problem either.

    It's kind of driving me up the wall, mainly because I don't know what's causing it (I can live with a slow-ish boot but I can't live without knowing the cause of it ).

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    A:Yet another slow boot thread

    Welcome to SevenForums.

    1.a) Are all drivers and BIOS up to date? 1.b) Have you and do you run Windows Disk Defragmenter regularly? 1.c) Are you using ReadyBoost by any chance?

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    Hello,

    I have read most of the threads here at techguy, (great resource btw) but I am still not able to find what I am looking for. Here's the deal:

    I've been instructed to make a pack of CD's (normally weighs in at about 4 CDs) with a ghost 2003 image on it that will literally just run itself after the user chooses to boot from the CD drive. When I say run itself I mean literally; from boot to CD to x% completed. I had no idea this could be until I was given a CD that does just that. I have been able to view the contents of the CD given to me by simply opening the .bin file with winimage and exploring the autoexec.bat and config.sys.

    Unfortunately I'm not up to date with my boot disk skills and have no idea how each of these communicates with each other. The rest of the .sys files within the boot cd are encrypted and cannot be read... which is understandable. But I do know that the first part of the image as well as ghost.exe is on the CD.

    My question is: How do I recreate this with MY image? Here's what I've been working on so far:

    As far as the autexec.bat is concerned, this is what was originally on there:

    @echo off
    MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /l:d
    Echo.
    Echo ***************************************
    Echo Preparing to Image PC
    Echo OK?
    Echo ***************************************
    Pause
    d:\ghost.exe -clone,mode=load,src=d:\xxxxx.GHO,dst=1 -auto -sure -rb

    Now it is obvious to me that all of the switches after the ghost.exe command will make ... Read more

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    Good morning.

    Computer: Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.

    Initial problem: Filled with malware and viruses. Booted up fine to wallpaper, but no icons, system tray, start button.

    Repair attempts: Best Buy, Computer Problem Busters. No solutions.

    My attempts:
    1) Delete outdated Norton antivirus and McAfee antivirus programs (conflicts anyway).
    2) Download Avast antivirus. Would not install detecting presence of Norton.
    3) Installed Glary Utilities. Ran scan. Found 143 Registry problems. Fixed problems.
    4) Installed Malewarebyte's Antimalware. Detected and Deleted 177 infections.
    5) Installed Avast. Detected and fixed ?? viruses. Stated that memory contained a virus that would be cleaned upon reboot. Pressed OK. "Logging Off" then "PC shutting down".
    6) Restarted PC, logged in. Wallpaper as above. Then, "Logging Off", then "PC shutting down."
    7) Next day, restarted, logged in. Wallpaper as above. Then, "Logging Off" - Message would not change. After 45 minutes, tried CtlAltDel to shut down. No luck. Shut down manually.

    8) Removed each of 2 256 RAM sticks. Replaced them. Restarted PC. Power, HD and Alpha Caps lights on. HD off within 3 seconds. Then, power off.
    9) Removed and reversed RAM sticks. Same result.
    10) Put RAM back in original slots. Same result.
    11) Removed one RAM stick. Same result.
    12.) Replace RAM stick. Removed other RAM stick. Same result.
    13) Replaced RAM as originally in Laptop. Same result.

    Any ideas of w... Read more

    A:Solved: Tried thread suggestion: now, will not boot

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    It just comes up to a black screen, and this is all that comes up on the screen..It won't go into safe mode by hitting F8

    IDE Disk s/n = Y48884he Read test
    Msg:Block 2133663 uncorrecable data error or media is write protected
    Error code 0f00:0244

    Ide disk s/n=y4888yhe-verify test
    error code:ofoo1a44
    Ide-disks/n=y4888yhe confidence test
    error code ofoo:1344

    I think the initial fear is that the hard drive crashed. If that's the case, can information be retrieved?

    Jeremy

    A:Maybe Wrong Thread..computer Won't Boot Up

    Wait..an update.
    Th is is what was on the screen during the check of the "system tree."

    It normally says when coming up
    www.dell.com
    loading pbr for descriptor 2....done
    a disk read error occured.
    press ctrl + alt + delete to restart

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

    Hello,

    I have a Dell Dimension E310 with Windows XP. Windows will not boot and gives the unmountable boot volume error message. Will not start in safe mode. Booted from the reinstallation CD, went into the recovery console. chkdsk/r doesn't work, however chkdsk does. Started "chkdsk is checking the volume" and "chkdsk is performing additional checking or recovery." First try froze at 27%, waited awhile, restarted, tried again. Second try, again stopped at 27%, this time gave a message of "the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problem." Restarted again, third try, completed and gave the following info:

    chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume.
    73208204 kilobytes total disk space
    36736160 kilobytes are available
    4096 bytes in each allocation unit
    18302051 total allocation units on disk
    9184040 allocation units available on disk
    c:\>

    What do I do next? How can I find out what the errors are and if they are repairable?
    Thanks in advance.

    A:Another Unmountable Boot Volume Thread

    Definately sounds like the hdd is dying. If you have a spare pc, try slaving the drive into it and try and recover files of it.

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

    I've had this for a yea now. Still haven't found anything that will help me. When I watch vine or when I would go to buy a steam game, the video that pops up gives me BSOD. So I always have to buy my games through Windows Safe Mode. The error I get is the following:


    Stop: 0x000000000116 (I forgot how many zeros i dont know if that is important)

    Atikmpag.sys - FFFFFF8004332CF0 ( Same with the Fs here aswell)

    Please help x.x

    A:BSOD When watching vine or Watching videos through steam, Atikpag.sys

    Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

    Hi, I was watching a video and my screen started disolving and then the system crashed.  Now I have a blue screen when I boot.  I tried using Startup Repair and it said it could repair.  Then offered me an option to try restoring to an earlier time. When I took that option all the restores failed due to an inability to copy this file: "users/office/fonts/purchased/fonts/linotype_fonts/fonts".  I then tried booting and it again went to blue screen.
     
    To me it seems like a virus. I have a dual boot Windows7 environment and then second system image runs fine.  I can also pop out of System Repair disk (using the Windows7 installation disks) and still see the files.
     
    Do you have any suggestions?  I'd like to avoid reinstalling the software on the machine, as much of it is purchased with three or more cycles of updates and I'd have to go through all the upgrades and customization - likely weeks of work to get it all back to where it was before I watched the bad video :-(

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    Hello,

    I am having a strange BSOD occuring when i reboot from windows 7 32-bit, when this BSOD occurs it happens always after the windows loading logo as finished and then displays the blue screen. I also think it could related to the iReboot program seems to sometimes cause a BSOD when i select the same operating system "windows 7 32-bit" then it restarts, automatically loading the operating system then hits a BSOD after the windows loading logo is finished. not sure.

    Here is the minidumps for someone to examine, collected over the times it has happened, some of them might not be related to the issue, but the most recent one there which should be dated by creation "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" and some times "DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL"

    Just curious to see if what is causing it
    Thanks

    A:Thread Exception & Driver Expool, Boot-up

    Hello,
    Since you had many BSOD, its better for you to stop overclock your machine.
    Unstable overclocking will result your Windows crashed and BSOD.

    Remove/uninstall ATTI tools:
    ATITool.sys Fri Nov 10 05:08:51 2006 (Overclocking utility for ATI/nVidia cards - will only work on Windows 2000/XP/2003)

    Update this driver:

    Code:
    AsIO.sys Mon Dec 17 01:10:20 2007 → Asus PCProbe Utility

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    Hey everybody,
    I was recently watching netflix on my desktop and got a BSOD. I hadn't had any problems with my computer for months. I attempted to restart the computer, and was able to do so. However, upon restarting, I noticed that there were several problems with various components. For example, the resolution on the screen was very poor (looked like safe mode), the computer could not connect to the network, and the sound was not working. Then I got a message saying my copy of windows 7 was not genuine (I payed for it and it is genuine). I restarted the computer several more times in normal mode, got another BSOD, and then tried starting it up in safe mode. I tried to restore the computer to an earlier timepoint using windows backup and restore, but this did not help. Now I cannot even get into safe mode. The following message pops up:
    Attachment 249110
    Thanks for your help!

    A:BSOD watching netflix. Now cannot boot up comp. Error msg attached.

    Could somebody please help me with this problem? I cannot log on to windows at all.

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

    sans aucune raison apparente (pas de moficication ou installation récente), le portable est tomé en panne. Au Boot, on obtient le message "System thread exception not handled (iastorA.sys) " sur fond bleu.... et "le systeme redemarre pour vous"  et ca boucle toujours sur la meme erreur Tous les diagnostiques materiels sont OK Par contre impossible d'entrer das le bios car un mot de passe est demandé que je ne connais pas ("", "admin", password... ne marchent pas). J'ai débranché le pile sur la carte mere et attendu 2 minutes avant de rebranche (pas trouvé de cavalier de reset), mais la demande de mot de passe reste active. Je n'arrive pas à activer le demarrage sans echec avec shift+F8 Comment faire pour sortir de cette impasse ?Booter avec un nouveau system d'exploitation (que je n'ai pas) sur le port usb, mais mon boot le prévoira-t-il ?

    A:"System thread exception not handled (iastorA.sys) " BOOT im...

    Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
     

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    Alright, simply put , i had 4 partitions existing on my hard drive . System partition , Drive C: partition , HP Recovery partition , and a SYSTEM TOOLS partition .

    My goal is to shrink drive C: partition in order to allow me to dual boot windows and zorin OS

    I was able to successfully shrink the drive C: partition creating 350 GB of unallocated space . The way i shrank the partition was using MiniTool Partitioning wizard . Then through mini tool i tried creating a partition in the unallocated space . i would get an error "Cant create partition , no free MBR slots" so i googled .

    I then used Disk Manager found in administrator tools to successfully create the partition in the unallocated space . I was able to access the partition in windows explorer and it was labeled drive D:

    The thing which confused me was in minitool partitioning wizard it didnt show all my partitions but ONE partitioned labeled "Dynamic"

    So i shut down and rebooted with my flash drive in and was able to again reformat the partition running zorin OS live and successfully installed zorin OS to said partition .

    HOWEVER , when i rebooted i did not get an OS selection screen in BIOS it just went straight to "Booting windows" and then a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it (I usually get this when a hardware change has occured) and then rebooted and went to "Start windows normally" or "Windows Startup repair" which both do not boot .

    ... Read more

    A:[SOLVED] [Long thread, serious help only please]Cant boot windows after repartitionin

    I don't know if you'd be able to fix the system to get it to boot properly again but you should be able to boot the system with a "Linux live" CD/DVD and get all of your data copied to a safe location. I wouldn't recommend doing anything else until the data is safe backed up (possibly to two locations)

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    On my dv5 1250us HP Laptop

    Microprocessor 2.10 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 Dual-Core Mobile Processor
    Microprocessor Cache 2MB L2 Cache
    Memory 4096MB DDR2 (2 Dimm)
    Memory Max 8192MB
    Video Graphics ATI Radeon HD 3450 Graphics
    Video Memory 512MB dedicated
    Hard Drive 400GB (5400RPM)

    The OS that came with it is Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
    I added two more partitions one with XP Home 32 bit(this was added about 6 months ago) and one with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit(this I just installed about a week or so ago)

    I was using the 7 partition, I had Google Chrome open and a PDF open. I move the mouse and BAM, BSOD.

    This BSOD displayed the error code(and would continue to show this error code any time I would try to boot to windows 7 right after the "Starting Windows" screen, also wouldn't boot in SAFE MODE): STOP 0x0000006B

    I then tried going back to Vista, It also gave me a BSOD right on start up after the loading bar. Also tried SAFE MODE and RECOVERY MODE, both failed at the same point, right after the loading bar.
    Vista kicked out a few codes as follows:

    0x0000007E
    0x00000109
    0x000000D1 <-----This code had some other text to go with it,

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    calling out this file------> fltmgr.sys


    SOOOOO, my last resort, my XP partition... It boots up just fine, no problems.... It even sees that there are errors in the other two partitions and attempts to run CHKDSK on them before it boots up. However the CHK... Read more

    A:BSOD on boot, several error codes listed in thread

    If the system came with Vista installed, there should be a "Repair your computer" selection at the top of the Safe Mode menu. If so, please select that and see if you can get into Startup Repair in Vista. If Vista wasn't installed first, which OS was installed first?

    Let's do the following with the Win7 partition, then the Vista partition, and then the XP partition. Please keep the dump files separated by OS and label the OS on each zipped archive/folder.

    Quote:




    Upload Dump Files:
    Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
    Left click on the first minidump file.
    Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
    Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
    Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
    Upload that .zip file with your next post.

    If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

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    {Note from Moderator: Hi Rams16, you tacked your post onto an active thread, though marked Solved, these threads can become active sometimes, and it is always your best move to start your own thread when dealing with Hijackthis logs, malware, etc as it becomes way too confusing for all of us when more than one computer is being worked on in a thread> so, I have moved your post into a thread for you. Thanks. Some one will help you soon.} By Byteman

    Hey, I'm suffering from the same problem too , I've read and followed the steps in your post so this is a copy from the notepad.
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 10:17:15 PM, on 4/22/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Encarta\Encarta Premium DVD 2006\EDICT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\devld... Read more

    A:MSN Photo Album Virus {Moved to new thread from active thread}

    Download this tool to your desktop:
    http://www.uploads.ejvindh.net/rootchk.exe
    Run the program. After a short time a logfile will turn up. Copy the contents of the log into the thread.

    Notice: Some security-programs prevent the creation of dummy drivers with certain names. This may cause false positives. If the log of rootchk contains a lot of hidden drivers, you may want to turn of your security programs while rootchk is scanning (you should then unhook your network connection as well)

    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.

    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... Read more

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    Greetings all, n00b here.

    First things first, I followed The Geek's "Install Windows XP on Your Pre-Installed Windows Vista Computer" and it worked like a charm. Easy to follow instructions and best of all, a happy ending...

    My only problem is that the new hard drive portion to which I installed XP on doesn't seem to have all the drivers installed. I can't connect to the internet at all and unfortunately I don't have the driver cd that came (or didn't come, can't remember) with my pc. Can I copy all the drivers from my Vista portion over to the XP portion? If so how do I do this?

    Your help is much appreciated!!!
     

    A:Solved: Dual boot question (cherry poppin' thread)

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

    Hi,

    Recently upgraded my PC from AMD to Intel, i.e I went from an 8350 to a 4790k. Obviously, the motherboard was changed and the upgrade went very well, no issues at all. (Maximus VII Ranger).

    However, about 2 weeks after the upgrade I started having this issue, when I boot from cold I get a BSOD 1/2 times in which the error message is displayed off screen. The text reads as far as 'Search online for System Thread Exception...' and then goes off screen which tells me that once I am into Windows, my resolution is at less than the native 1080p.

    Once the PC has restarted itself, it goes through usual boot and works fine. No errors, no crashes. I can proceed to play Battlefield 4 for several hours.

    What could cause this? I'm running out of ideas, I've uninstalled my latest beta graphics driver and reinstalled the older stable 14.6 release candidate which had no effect. I have all of the dump files and can upload them upon request if necessary. Using BlueScreen viewer it is evident that each BSOD has been caused by a separate driver, I have had 5 of them so far, one of which lost its minidump.

    A:Windows 8.1 Pro cold boot BSOD, system thread exception

    Hi Delboyd12 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

    Please follow the instructions over here :-
    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

    Please use the Option 1 and then upload it to some File Sharing websites like One Drive, Dropbox or Mediafire.

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

    And followed up to running FRST64 below is the report. Please help trying to help a co-worker fix this issue for over a week. Any fast help much appreaciated. Thanks, Pablo   Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-LSHIN9U on 12-10-2013 16:27:51Running from H:\Tools and Apps\Antivirus Security Pro CleanupWindows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()HKLM\...\Run: [cctray] - C:\Program Files\Total Defense\Internet Security Suite\casc.exe [2733576 2013-10-03] (Total Defense, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [RadioRage Home Page Guard 64 bit] - C:\Program Files (x86)\RadioRage_4j\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe [548936 2013-09-02] ()HKLM\...\Run: [BringMeSports Home Page Guard 64 bit] - C:\Program Files (x86)\BringMeSports_1c\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe [548936 2013-09-21] ()HKLM\...\Run: [AS2014] - C:\ProgramData\ahrpDn37\ahrpDn37.exe [537240 2013-10-06] ()HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] userinit.exe,C:\ProgramData\ahrpDn37\ahrpDn37.exe -sm,Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdev.dll (Intel Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] - C:\Progra... Read more

    A:Antivirus Sec Pro, can't boot safe mode read previous thread...

    Hello spy7722 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

    Help me out guys. I've had my asus eeepc 1001pxd running at 16 bit ( just changed it)
    and my internet keeps freezing up especially when I im watching video. When i check the task manager it shows that I'm using a load of cpu when I open new page I've changed my browser from chrome to mozilla and finally now to Opera which seems to work better but whenever I'm online it seems to freeze up. I've had some other little glitches too. Once in a while the keyboard just stops working and also once in a while arrow keys just start turning the screen upside down out of the blue. I've tried to figure everything out. but to no avail. It even froze up (not responding) when i started the event viewer. If anyone helps me solve this I will love you forever!

    Here are the details from my eventvwr from the last week.

    Code:

    Applications: ( then system log after)
    Information 11/2/2012 12:14:38 PM Security-SPP 903 None
    Information 11/2/2012 12:09:37 PM Security-SPP 902 None
    Information 11/2/2012 12:09:37 PM Security-SPP 1003 None
    Information 11/2/2012 12:09:37 PM Security-SPP 1066 None
    Information 11/2/2012 12:09:36 PM Security-SPP 900 None
    Error 11/2/2012 11:57:55 AM Bonjour Service 100 None
    Error 11/2/2012 11:57:55 AM Bonjour Service 100 None
    Error 11/2/2012 11:57:54 AM Bonjour Service 100 None
    Warning 11/2/2012 11:49:53 AM CVHSVC 100 Client Virtualization Handler
    Warning 11/2... Read more

    A:My computer keeps freezing up while im watching video and not watching

    Hi,

    If this issue started occurring after doing some recent software changes on your computer, then I would suggest you to restore your system back to a date when it was working fine. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only.

    For System Restore steps, you can refer to the URL mentioned: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore

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    Hey everyone.. my apologies for once again bombarding you with a question about a forgotten password. Please, let me explain the problem before you set me on fire.

    My motherboard died on my old PC (from 5 years ago...) and being 3D/graphics artists, my husband and I decided to buy a new computer while we rebuild my old Alienware PC from 5 years ago (that was running XP).

    We literally bought this machine, yesterday. It's our first time on Windows 7, so, while he's getting everything set up, he enters (what I figured would be) an easy password for us. Well, it wasn't so easy, because he apparently mistyped it so horrendously that now we can't retrieve it and are essentially locked out of a brand new PC.

    So I went online and looked up ways to fix this, the most popular method being the whole "press F8 at start up, go into safe-mode..." ect.

    Expect my computer won't do a damn thing when I hit F8. F12? Sure. I can do stuff from there, but safe mode doesn't appear to be an option.

    Like I said, I'm new to Windows 7. So please forgive me, and if you could copy-paste an easy way to fix this without us needing to reformat the whole damn thing (after one day...) I'd really appreciate it.

    A:The eternal "I forgot my password!" thread..

    hi Duchess, welcome to sevenforums,

    try this tutorial: Password Reset

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

    Running a Dell Inspiron One (2011)- no disc for os came with the computer. I have created system recovery discs.
    Last week started with weird boot errors - ctrl alt del to rerecovery, pxe cd-rom errors, no boot disc, kernel data image error, etc.
    -can run in safe mode and scan for virus with nothing found.
    -can occasionally get it to boot normal, usually ends up in one error message followed by another.
    -opened case and reseated HDD
    -have used advanced start up options to try to "repair" (nothing found so nothing repaired)
    -have used the advanced start up options to return the HDD to "factory installed status" - worked for almost 2 days before it started up with errors again
    -getting desperate because this is our director's computer and she uses it for payroll!! (seriously I have set up a temp computer for her to use)

    From the dds scan:
    .
    DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
    Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
    Run by Director at 10:41:44 on 2012-09-26
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3836.2496 [GMT -4:00]
    .
    AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
    SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
    SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
    .
    ============== Running Processes ===============
    .
    C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\lsm.... Read more

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    Call me a dunce....but I have a problem. I locked myself out of my administrator account and I can't go into safe mode because I also forgot my BIOS password. I really don't want to have to open up my computer and remove the BIOS, is there any other solutions that don't involve turning off my computer?

    Im running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3

    A:Forgot Admin Password, as well as BIOS boot up password

    Hi and welcome to TSF

    I am sorry but forum rules prohibits us from helping with forgotten passwords.

    A link to our rules can be found at the top of every page.

    This post is closed.

    BG

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

    Laptop with a boot password no one seems to remember setting.System disabled code: 68406303 Any help is appreciated.











    Solved!
    View Solution.

    A:boot password on startup, don't recall setting password

    Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock code... 77564925

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2
    RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

    Hi, I work at a pawn shop, and we have a problem we have never encountered before.  This laptop, which is cleared and is now for sale in the shop, now asks for an administrator password or power on password.  It did not do this when it was brought in, nor when it was pulled from the back.  We were going to power it on for a customer, and it just started asking us for this password. I have seen in another post that you enter through it 3 times to get a code, so here is the code:61987774 Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks











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    A:Remove Admin Password/ Power On Password on Boot Up

    Please try this Password = 74685370 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,KNRKAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

    Hi all,
    My hp pavilion 15-e060se windows 8.1 (64 bit) notebook takes along time to boot also at shutdown
    Here is an in-depth description of the boot:
    When pressing the power button the windows 8 startup screen with the dots moving in a circle. This screen stays for a few seconds before the screen turns black. After about 15 seconds of black screen the monitor loses signal as if the computer were turned off.then the windows startup screen and then another 10 seconds of black screen before the login screen appears. The desktop shows after about 10 seconds of log in.
    Does anyone know why the boot takes so long?
    and "The thing that will make me mad is the mouse cursor always move to the same place at every time it`s starting up!! how !! "
    i also switched the fast start up ON but it does not help , i did Defragment using windows and with Smart Defrag but Nothing.
    Can any one tell me what should i do cause i am very bored
    Thanks all.

    A:Very long time to boot windows 8.1 " Hope some one help"

    still waiting .....

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 3890 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 464557 MB, Free - 295104 MB;
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NWQAA
    Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
     

    A:I was told to move my thread here, attatched is the thread

    I'm not sure why you were told to post here in General Security. If malware is suspected, please start a new thread in the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum.

    I'll close this one.
     

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    RELEVANCY SCORE 40.8

    I could only operate in safe mode with numerous other problems as stated in the original thread here -My linkHere is the requested dds log file:.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Run by maria at 19:33:17 on 2012-01-10Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1216 [GMT -5:00].AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {B0F2DB13-C654-2E74-30D4-99C9310F0F2E}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine&#... Read more

    A:New thread with a link to original thread and problem

    I am sending the mini tool box through Email to my other laptop and posting it here now thanks:
    MiniToolBox by Farbar
    Ran by maria (administrator) on 10-01-2012 at 21:12:34
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (X64)
    Boot Mode: Normal
    ***************************************************************************
    ========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
    Windows IP Configuration
    Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
    ========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
    Proxy is not enabled.
    No Proxy Server is set.
    "Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
    Hosts file not detected in the default directory
    ========================= IP Configuration: ================================
    Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter = Wireless Network Connection (Connected)
    Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller = Local Area Connection (Media disconnected)
    The following helper DLL cannot be loaded: WSHELPER.DLL.

    # ----------------------------------
    # IPv4 Configuration
    # ----------------------------------
    pushd interface ipv4
    reset
    set global icmpredirects=enabled

    popd
    # End of IPv4 configuration

    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : maria-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.nj.comcast.net.
    Wireless LAN adapter W... Read more

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