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Changing BIOS options - PLEASE HELP!

Q: Changing BIOS options - PLEASE HELP!

I need to know how to change the boot order in the BIOS. I figured out how to get into it, now I can't decipher how to change the boot order.

I run a Toshiba Satellite 3000-S353 model - Phoenix BIOS

I have a constant restart problem and can't get into Windows at all. I'm trying to load the setup from the floppy disk drive and I need to know how to get it to boot from the floppy!

I don't have the WinXP CD so that's why I'm doing it this way.

I'd really appreciate any help here! I'm freaking out!

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First of all, I apologize in advance if this has already been addressed in a previous thread. I couldn't find anything, but I'm not sure what I'm looking for. That being said, here is my problem.

I use the Google Toolbar when I'm in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Just recently, strange things have been happening when I open it and while I'm surfing around. Here are the three things I have observed:

1. My homepage that I set up has been reset to "sbjr.com". I didn't do this. I keep resetting it to what I had before (www.insightbb.com), but it won't stay that way.

2. My Google Toolbar will become unchecked in the View menu and will no longer show up, but a new menu bar appears that is called "llprprbrsvo" in that same View/Toolbars dropdown. This happens when I first open the window as well as at random intervals while I'm surfing.

3. Twice today, I will have a couple of windows open on different sites and without warning, they will just close.

I have Ad-Aware installed on my computer and have run it twice, but nothing has helped so far.

Thanks in advance for any color you can provide.
 

A:My options keep changing.

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In the Dell XPS 13 (9360). Using the latest BIOS 1.3.2 (but the old previous BIOS version was the same).

If you go to the "Fn Lock Options" under BIOS, there are 2 options, they are listed as:
  Lock Mode Disable/Standard   = The F1-12 Keys behave as function keys
  Lock Mode Enable/Secondary = The F1-12 Keys control the secondary functions.

These options are Swapped. If you disable the "Fn Lock" and set the mode to "Lock Mode Disable/Standard", log into Windows, and Press F1, it will then MUTE the system. Even though it should act like an "F1" Key.
If you go back into BIOS, set the mode to "Lock Mode Enabled/Secondary", log into the system and Press F1, then the Help comes up.

The options are swapped on these two configure options. Please update the text in the BIOS to match the appropriate configuration. Thanks. I've included a ScreenShot of the BIOS options. "Fn Lock" does do what it describes (disables Fn-Esc). Doesn't matter if u turn this on or off. If you have it set up as I do below, the Fn Keys are set for the proper Function (F1-F12) operation. However, the text says it should do its secondary functions in this mode.

A:XPS 13 9360: BIOS 1.3.2 - "Fn Lock Options", the 2 Config Options are Switched

Hi codster,Thanks for posting.I'll send this over to the team that writes the instructions. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Hi, whenever I put an audio CD into my computer it automaticaly opens a browser window to show the disc contents, which I would like to change.

I have looked on the web which says that if I go to My Computer, and right click on one of my CD/DVD drives, then click on properties, there should be an autoplay tab, but its not there.

Does anyone know if it can be done from somewhere else? Or why that tab is not there on either of my CD/DVD drives?

Thanks,

Jon.
 

A:Changing Autoplay Options?

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Excuse my lack of computer terminology, but I am referring to the bar at the bottom of the screen. The one which includes the 'Start' button and the tabs for the programs you have open. When running a pc game, it takes over the whole screen -- including the bottom control panel I am referring to. So, my friends could be trying to talk to me through MSN messenger, or I may be receiving important emails, and I'd be none the wiser. It is my understanding that there is a way to run games while keeping this bottom bar open at the same time. I would very much appreciate help in accomplishing this.

System information: Windows Vista Home Ultimate (forgive me, the one above 'home basic'.) Dell Inspiron, 1420 series. Newly purchased.
 

A:Changing Visual Options

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There is a way to change all files to details, large icons or whatever and I forgot how. I have 10,000 pictures in 100+ folders so I open one and I got details then I open another I have extra large icons. I want to make them all the same.

A:Changing file options

Hello Lostsoul,

This can help show you how to set a default folder view for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok, when you boot up a manufactured PC, it shows a screen before it shows the windows boot screen (such as HP Invent or Compaq, etc.) Well I am building a computer for someone and I want my name (and maybe logo) to show up when they turn on the computer. How can I do that? My other question is, when you right-click on my computer and click properties, it shows up with the following screen:



How can i make the computer i'm buliding put my logo and my name there?

Any help is appreciated, thanx to anyone that can help or knows of any programs that can do what i Need done.
 

A:Changing Computer Options

I'll address question 2 first

registry key: hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion

Edit the values in this key for registered owner and anything else you want to modify.

The logo and the text to its right is done by: creating a file in notepad with the following contents

[general]
Manufacturer=type whatever you want here
Model=type whatever you want here

save this file in c:\windows\system32 - as oeminfo.ini
save the picture you want to add in the same directory as oeminfo.ini as oemlogo.bmp

That's it

1. In order for you to change the startup screen you will need a program to edit the ntoskrnl.exe file. I use Resource hacker.
You can find it here

I don't know if this is the startup logo you want to change. I know dell as well as hp have a logo that starts up as soon as you start the computer. You can't change that through windows because it is not located on the hard drive. I don't know the location but my guess is it's on the cmos chip. I can enable and disable my "MSI" picture in my BIOS settings but cannot replace it.

Good luck
 

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In XP, in the folders section of the control panel, you were able to use advance settings for file extensions and decide what was available when you 'right clicked' on that type of file, but this is missing in Vista. Is this option still available in Vista and if so, how do you access it???
 

A:Changing right click options

I'm not entirely sure what you are referring to. There never was a right click "context menu" editor in XP -- changes there had to be made manually in the registry or with a 3rd party utility of some kind.

The File Types dialog, present in XP, is not in Folder Options and does not offer the same editing features -- which were largely restricted to how the file opened and in what, when you selected it.

The nearest thing in Vista to the file association dialog of XP is the Control Panel > Default Programs > Associate a file type or Protocol with a Specfic program.

I believe all the basic locations for context menu items in the registry in Vista is the same as in XP as covered here:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/context_folders.htm
 

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hi, i want to know how to change the name/extension of a file when downloading with firefox. you can either open it with a prog or download it. when you download something it automatically goes to the desktop and is saved as is. i would like to change the name of the file before i dwn load the file, ie change file from 'filename.extension' to 'filename.zip', which i cant do.

A:Changing firefox download options

I use the DownThemAll extension for downloading files.
http://downthemall.mozdev.org/
It gives you more control over single & multiple downloads.

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Hello,

For some unknown reason, the settings under "advanced" in the Power Options category randomly changes. From "do nothing" under lid closing, to "standby". Other fields like power button pressing and sleep button pressing are affected too. This happened fairly reacently, and I have no idea what program is causing this. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

A:Advanced power options keep changing!

See , If It Helps [Sp2 Required]

Start >> Run >> powercfg /RestoreDefaultPolicies

Source : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913622
 

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I have a Dell computer. Why do my window folder options keep changing?????????? I have them set to stay the way I set them on each window and not to change at restart. Well whenever I go into My Computer, or My Games folder they are always changing... I go into folder options and put check mark to keep the window how I want it, and when I go back in, they change again. I like the Icons in those two folders. And it is always changing to the small display icons, which is how most other folders are set. HELP HELP
 

A:Window folder options keep changing

In a folder, go to tools and then folder options. Under the view tab, in the scroll box go down to "remember each folder's setting" and make sure that the box is checked. If it still messes up, go back and then click the box "reset all folders".
 

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Hi, I am using a Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop. Lately, I installed a Samsung Evo 850 SSD and made it a dual boot with Windows 10 and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. After few months I tried to install another operating system but any kind of USB bootable device is not recognized by the system. I tried resetting the BIOS settings removing the battery and it didn't work. So as an experiment I removed the SSD and reinstalled the HDD(with the operating system), and then I did reset BIOS settings again. HDD is detected by the system, it is displaying in the BIOS settings, but the boot entries from SSD is still visible and boot entries from the HDD are not detected. Please help.

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Hi, I am using a Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop. Lately, I installed a Samsung Evo 850 SSD and made it a dual boot with Windows 10 and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. After few months I tried to install another operating system but any kind of USB bootable device is not recognized by the system. I tried resetting the BIOS settings removing the battery and it didn't work. So as an experiment I removed the SSD and reinstalled the HDD(with the operating system), and then I did reset BIOS settings again. HDD is detected by the system, it is displaying in the BIOS settings, but the boot entries from SSD is still visible and boot entries from the HDD are not detected. Please help.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I was playing around with changing icons in folder options -> file types and somehow the default action of clicking on any folder will open up jasc paintshop pro, instead of exploring inside the folder. Any help would be appreciated.

ncarme
 

A:Help changing folder options action

Hi,

Copy the text below between the dotted lines, but not the dotted lines themselves. Open Notepad and paste it in. Save the result in a suitable location as folder.reg - making sure that the default .txt extension doesn't appear in the file name.
Double-click on the saved .reg file to merge the contents.
Restart.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shell]
@="none"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell]
@="none"

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

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Hi all, I'm new here. I found this forum yesterday and have found it very informative in helping me 'clean' my computer :)

But in doing so I have a problem now.

Basically, when I boot up, to start with I got two pop up boxes telling me that 'WinZip Quick Pick.Ink' and 'BT Broadband Desktop Help.Ink' could not be read and to choose a program or search the internet to find it. I clicked to browse through programs and then tried to exit out of it. Everything slowed up at this point and I must of miss clicked on Adobe, as now when I boot up, Adobe photoshop opens and tells me that the file cannot be read by this program.

How can I solve this? It's kinda annoying having to wait for photoshop to load everytime I start up the computer.

The reason I have got the winzip and BT .Ink files is because I was sorting through the start up programs, getting rid of what I didn't need anymore to help speed up the computer (well I believe that's what I done anyway, I didn't do it through msconfig). I had already tried to uninstall all the BT internet software as I have changed my ISP and it was conflicting. Yet I was still getting the BT help loading at start up.

Another thing, when I go into msconfig and uncheck WinZip Quick Pick.Ink, BT Broadband Desktop Help.Ink and BTHelpNotifier in the start up section, I cannot apply because it tells me I'm not the administrator. I get a box saying 'An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service.
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A:Problems after changing start up options

Some of your cleanup has removed the two files listed. If the programs are needed, simply reinstall them. If not, uninstall them (assuming they are listed in Add/Remove Programs). If they can't be uninstalled, then simply open regedit and search for references to those two files and delete them. XP will then stop trying to load them.

As for Photoshop, you likely have the .Ink extension associated with it. Open Windows Explorer...goto Tools / FOlder Options - File Types tab - find and delete the lnk extension association.

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Help, I cant download anything because something has changed my internet options and will not allow me to set a custom level. any advice would be great!!

edit by cybertech
 

A:Help, I've been block from changing my security options

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I've noticed that when I change a folder view to show large icons, for example, other folders change to that, too; or when I change the view to Details, other folders also change to that. I have to be forever setting and resetting folder views. Is there a way to get Windows 7 to accept a change to the view settings of a folder without propagating that to other folders unless I ask it to?

Thank you.

A:Why do my folder view options keep changing?

Yeah right. The settings seem to always apply to the whole library. I have the same problem. If someone knows a way around that, I would like to know too.

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I did it a while ago, but I have completely forgotten how to do it? Perhaps somebody could enlighten me?

To be more precise, I recently installed the K-Lite codec pack, and it has added an option on my right click menu, which is displayed when right clicking on any file, called "Media Info". This is quite annoying because I don't use the program often enough for it to be on my right click menu. So I would like that to be deleted.

I would also like to add an option to my right click menu that is displayed with any file called, "Scan with Spybot - Search & Destroy". And this should obviously scan with spybot. The directory for Spybot is the default:

C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe

Preferably, it should have the spybot logo next to the scan option, but I don't know whether this is asking alot.

Thanks in advance for any comments

A:Changing right click menu options?

Instructions here: Remove menu items under right-click or context menu | Windows | Tech-Recipes

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I have problem with bios
i don''t see advanced option i have bios with last updatemy laptoplenovo 
E50-80 Laptop (Lenovo)
my system information:
system information
 and my bios 
bios
*please tell me of you need more information*
please help i have trying fix it for 3 months
 
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Hey everyone,got my X1 Extreme on Saturday. I needed to update BIOS in order to be able to install a Linux OS.Update worked fine, everything booted, etc.However, once I changed "discrete mode" to "hybrid mode" (=default value) in BIOS graphics settings, it caused a bricked BIOS. Error sound 0288 - Motherboard replacement.Ofcourse no new motherboard is available in my country so I need to wait several weeks.Or I send it back to my dealer and get a new X1E. That will mean 3-4 weeks of waiting. Please Lenovo...fix the **bleep** BIOS...  I now have to wait 1 month for a new device. I will need to update BIOS.Will it brick again? Will I need to wait 1 month again? Maybe I should tell the service technician to bring 3-4 motherboards when he comes by to replace it. Might take several motherboards until I finally got a working system. Please Lenovo...fix the **bleep** BIOS...

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I set Newsmax as a home page a while back, but noticed popup problems and wanted to change home pages. Now the option for that is disabled. (shaded) So I can not type in the page I want. Help!
 

A:Internet options; Changing your home page

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I realize when I log in as administrator I can only change the power options of that admin account. If a non-admin user tries to change power options access is denied. So how do I change the power options for a non-administrator account?

A:Changing power options for a non-admin account

Windows 7 ultimate or higher or Windows XP PRO? Xp Pro it might be achieved using the group policy editor.

If you don't have a pro version of Windows it has to be done through the registry which is very tricky. If you do not know how to use the Windows registry or feel confident to it can be risky.

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1 of the kids was on my desktop, and now the text in the boxes in my e-mail are white, and I can't see it. I'm talking about the delete, spam, and cancel boxes. Can anybody tell me how to change it back to black ??

A:changing color of text in email options

What program are you using for e-mail?

Jerry

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I have found a method from this very site which when this command, "C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe /setactive a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a" is attached to a shortcut icon, will change the power plan when i click on the shortcut icon. What I require to do now is somehow issue that very command from the command line, as i ultimately want it a a line in a bat file. However, the command does noting when typed at the command line. Anybody got any ideas as to how to get this to work?

Thanks

Andy

A:changing the power options from the command line

Helly Andy,

You almost have it. You would just need to do it without the quotes instead.

C:\Windows\System32\powercfg.exe /setactive a1841308-3541-4fab-bc81-f71556f20b4a

Power Plan - Create Shortcut to Change Power Plan

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Hello,everybody!

Basically,i can't find where and how to change this.For example,on my windows xp when i opened multiple windows from same type they got squeezed and on taskbar you could see exact number of these windows...But on windows 7 they only get squeezed but without any real visible number,and I would really like to see this number as this is very important for me )
Thank you!

A:Changing taskbar options to see how many windows are open

Hello Poliandrs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you may be wanting to set the taskbar to Never combine as in the tutorial below.

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I want to reformat and install windows 10 on my grandmothers laptop.
However, there appears to be no way for me to get into the bios to modify the boot options.
F12 is the only option on start up, and that just shows the following Boot Options
UEFI BOOT:
Windows Boot Manager
Windows Boot Manger
+Network Boot
OTHER OPTIONS:
(Nothing appears here)

F2 DOES NOT bring up a bios menu, I cannot reiterate enough that it does absolutely nothing.  (Almost everything I have looked up for this keeps responding with pressing F2 on startup).

I saw this post en.community.dell.com/.../19503569

And tried doing the first part but nothing seems to happen (the reboot power down cycle on start up) After 2-3 times it just goes to the login screen.

A:Inspiron 17R 5720 Changing boot options?

Is there a password on the CMOS setup?  If an administrator password was set, the F2 trip may have been disabled.

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When i disable the "animate", "fade" and other features in the "performance options"(s. attachment), it works fine until i restart the PC. After reboot the "animate" etc. are checked again. this is the same with admin and user account. This PC has a fairly fresh install and i didn't do any crazy things.

Most of the items I uncheck stay unchecked. but these animate and fade ones (the most annoying since i want a snappy OS) always revert back.

any ideas how to resolve that? none of the W7 PCs i use have that problem, only my new one.

A:changing performance options doesn't save

I found out what the problem is and wanted to share the solution:
- it seems only the standard user accounts had this problem , the admin account would "save" the settings.
- I changed my "standards"accounts to admin accounts, adjusted the animation settings and reverted them back to "standard"accounts and they now keep the setting.

Some other hints I found while googling are (but i didn't actually follow those since I found above solution). Just in case above doesn't help someone:
- adjust registry (I looked, but it turned out the registry was set to not animate)
- restore (did, but didn't help)
- system repair (didn't do since one second before i did i found the above solution

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I have a dilemma with a computer. The homepage is listed as msn.com in internet options, but when you click on the IE icon and it tries to load, it changes to something like www.login.....msn.com. I can give you the exact address (not at that computer at the moment), but the point is this, it changes and the person can't get into their hotmail e-mail account on that computer. If I type in yahoo.com or google.com or any other address it connects no problem. If I go to msn.com after connecting to the internet and click on the hotmail link on the left side, it comes up with a page that says to check the connection. The person can get into the mail on other computers, but not this one, any suggestions why this would happen and what I can check???

Thanks!!
Rosemary
 

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Once I disable or reduce indexing, files remain on the drive can I delete indexed files without deleting the original files?

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my friend brought his computer to me to help him out with. it's running really slow, the internal wireless cannot pick up internet, i can't install malwarebites either in safe mode or not. Spybot installed but would not open. Task manager is locked. He had an expired version of norton. I couldn't uninstall norton so i did a manual uninstall(used to work for Mcafee) and then tried to get Mcafee's scan in dos to work, which i couldn't even extract the sdat until i did it in safe mode with cmd. I was finally able to get that to run, but also know that it is not specifically designed for malware. The computer is getting slower by the minute. System restore was deleted. So, now the scan in dos will finish in a few hours, i'm hoping that it'll get me to a point that i can install a spyware scanner. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Combofix wouldn't do the Recovery console install either. He has winxp sp3. I haven't tried to run combo fix straight up yet. Thanks
B. Rake
..The scan finished, detected and deleted 11 problems, still no task manager/installation abilities/or running of any other antivirus, spyware removal programs. Running the scan again, it got stuck close to the end for a few hours. Smitfraudfix instantly recieved the whatever it's called that asks you to send info to microsoft about whatever problem. I also found WebVideo Support....
Thanks

A:no wifi, cannot install, changing folder options

okay, i wasn't able to get anywhere past that. My friend has lost his recovery disks as well. is there any way to be able to install the windows recovery console w/o them? i also have puppy linus, is there a way i can boot that then scan for windows viruses?

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I was trying to configure accessibility options in XP Pro to allow for right clicking when controlling the mouse pointer with a keyboard, not only was I not able to do this, but it also changed the resolution of just my taskbar. I went through the entire wizard again and made sure that I had not inadvertently changed something. Does anyone know what's going on here. I just don't want my taskbar to look like garbage.

EDIT - I fixed it by going through the accesibiltiy options wizard and checking the box that said "Change font size," which for some odd reason actually keeps the font the same size, when unchecked it enlarges it, which I'm assuming caused my icons to do so as well. That would explain why they looked like garbage.
 

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Here's my hijackthis log..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:31:36 AM, on 7/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer 946\dlcimon.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6261\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcicoms.exe
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A:msupdate.exe(Mssvr32) is changing my computers protection options,HELP MEE!!!!!

Hi, welcome to tsf!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh hijackthis log

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After F8 and onto the boot menu options, my computer refuses to boot in safe mode. It gives me an error of "Sorry for the inconvenience... windows did not boot properly.. a recent hardware or software change might have caused this".

The other options like "safe mode with networking" and "safe mode in command prompt" DO NOT work either.

I'd have no choice but to choose "start windows normally".

But now I have a bigger problem. I tried another way of starting in safe mode by going to RUN > MSCONFIG > BOOT.INI and clicking the check box on SAFEBOOT.

It prompted me to restart and when it did, I ended up on the safe mode boot menu once again. All options "safe mode", "safe mode with networking" and "safe mode in command prompt" are still giving me the same error.

And now even the other options "start windows normally" and "last known configuration" DO NOT work either. No matter what option I choose, it just restarts the computer over and over, leaving me stuck on that screen.

I'm running windows xp home edition. Please help me out!

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After F8 and onto the boot menu options, my computer refuses to boot in safe mode. It gives me an error of "Sorry for the inconvenience... windows did not boot properly.. a recent hardware or software change might have caused this".

The other options like "safe mode with networking" and "safe mode in command prompt" DO NOT work either.

I'd have no choice but to choose "start windows normally".

But now I have a bigger problem. I tried another way of starting in safe mode by going to RUN > MSCONFIG > BOOT.INI and clicking the check box on SAFEBOOT.

It prompted me to restart and when it did, I ended up on the safe mode boot menu once again. All options "safe mode", "safe mode with networking" and "safe mode in command prompt" are still giving me the same error.

And now even the other options "start windows normally" and "last known configuration" DO NOT work either. No matter what option I choose, it just restarts the computer over and over, leaving me stuck on that screen.

I'm running windows xp home edition. Please help me out!
 

A:Stuck in boot screen after changing options at msconfig

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You'll need to edit the boot.ini file to remove the /safeboot:minimal option that msconfig added.
You can rebuild the boot.ini file using the Recovery Console
Boot with a Live CD to edit the file
Connect the drive to a different PC to edit the file.
#1. Boot to the Recovery Console.
Set your system to boot from CD, either by setting the boot order in the BIOS, or using the boot menu if your system provides one, usually by pressing one of the FX keys; F9, F10, F12 are common.
Insert the Windows XP CD and boot the system.
When prompted to Press any key to boot from CD... press any key like Spacebar or Enter

When you boot from the CD, the following is displayed:
On a black screen:
Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration...
Screen turns Blue, and Windows Setup is displayed at the top.
at the bottom is displayed the following in sequence:
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver
Press F2 to run Automated System Recovery (ASR)...
Setup is loading files (file names displayed)
Title changes to Windows XP Professional (or Home Edition) Setup

The options to setup or repair Windows are displayed
Choose To repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console, press R.
You may need to choose the Windows installation if you have a dual boot system. Type the number of the Windows installation you want to log into.
You will need to enter the Administrator password unless you previously disabled that requirement... Read more

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Laptop
Windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit .
Infected
Problems with Malwarebytes.
1.  Protection disabled:  Detection and Protection - I have enabled Malicious Website Protection.  When Malwarebytes starts the option is disabled.  Selecting “Fix Now” does not work.
2.  Update fails with message “Update Server unavailable”.
3.  Scans start and then message “Scan failed to run properly”.
A week ago - Worked problem with Malwarebytes Tech Support.
Ran a check of MB installation and a Farbar scan.
After reviewing logs had a MB clean program run followed by a new download and install.
Now the problems are back.
Zone Alarm full scan detects nothing.
Suggested course of action to remove infection.
Thanks;
john b

A:Infection changing Malwarebytes - scan fail options disabled

Try these steps....Scan using Rkill. Then scan using Eset Online Scanner.
If nothing is found, then use the All In One Windows Repair tools.....especially running the Option #4. 
 
RKill Download  (Do not reboot after using. Proceed to the Eset Online Scan)
Read what it does and does not do.
Post Rkill's log if it finds anything.
 
Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
Click the button.
For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
Click the Start button.
Accept any security warnings from your browser.
Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
Click Advanced settings and select the following:
Scan potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth technology
ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
When the scan completes, click List Threats
Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
Click the Back button.
Click the Finish button.
NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.
EDIT: Windows Repair (All In ... Read more

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how do i turn off bios /cmos options like caching and shadowing?
this msg comes on the blue screen during the finalizing phase in xp setup

how to get these options off?
 

A:Bios options

Here's a link on how to access BIOS: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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how to open more options in bios? my bios's version is J01 v 2.25 i want to show more setting

A:how to open more options in bios ?

Abdo2, welcome to the forum. I am not certain that you can see more options in the BIOS.  Once you're in the BIOS, you can use the arrow keys to move from section to section and through the options in each section.  If the option is greyed out, it means that it is not available.  HP keeps their BIOS options to a minimum. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Please, if here is an owner of a ZB00k with nVidia Graphics, answer me this Question: If you set in BIOS this Option: "Hybrid graphics enabled", is your nVidia Card still visible in device manager? I have a lot of trouble since my ZBook has BIOS-Version 1.36, so this answer is very important for me. Best Regards ant thanks from Michael   

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I got a dell uniplex gx270, and it won't boot from the dvd-rom drive, i went to the bios menu and i can't change it. It seems that anything in blue (not white) lettering will not respond to input. Only the hard disk seems to be enabled, and i don't know the password i wanted to install a new O.S. but can't without the rom drive working. thanks for all help

A:I need help enabling options in the bios, please

You may need to replace the cd drive

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I would like to increase my dedicated video memory, but i cannot seem to get into the Bios area to increase it. please help.

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 I have found a z drive on my computer I didn't put there I want to format my harddrive and reinstall windows, but I can't enter any of my bios options they are locked out

A:cant change bios options

Exodus777, welcome to the forum. HP limits the amount of BIOS settings that can be changed.  You can use the Recovery media that you made to Reset the computer.  Also, you could use the Disk Management to extend the partition next to Z.

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I am running...
Sony vaio (pcg71913l)
Windows 10
Intel i7 2720qm
8gb ram
1TB
Bios: INSYDE R0200Z9

This happened before i even upgraded my processor or even my ram, its missing options like uefi/legacy mode, and other type of stuff. I have the latest version of the bios, and i even tried resetting it by taking out the battery from the mother board, although it didnt work. It would be great if someone can help me out. If you need pictures, dont hesitate. Thanks in advance!

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Have you ever seen a BIOS that has absolutely no boot options other than the internal disk.

I bought this little 11.6" Asus X205TA 1.0 laptop which is actually a handy little device. It obviously has no optical drive but 2 USB ports. But the temporary and permanent boot order does only allow booting from the internal disk. I am really stuck if I want to e.g. recover from a Macrium image.

I guess I will have to make my own refresh images. And even those I can only use as long as the machine functions. Any other ideas.

A:BIOS with no boot options

That's a new one on me, Wolfgang. Seems your only option is something like Paragon Migrate and a spare SSD to swap in case of catastrophe.

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 Where can I find an operating manual for the HP branded motherboard? My Oct. 2016 (build date) Omen 870-030vx desktop has 4x SATA connectors on the MB (Z170 chipset).  It has a 512gig SSD boot drive attached to SATA#1. I attached 2x 6gig HDDs to SATA#3 and #4 thinking that HDDs are usually connected in pairs for RAID such that channel 1 would be SATA#1&#2 and channel 2 would be SATA#3 & #4. The BIOS set up lets you change from AHCI mode to RAID but it never gives you an option to choose which set of HDDs you want to place in the array - nor does it have an option to choose RAID "0" or RAID "1", etc. If RAID is choosen in the BIOS then the computer fails to boot.  What have I done wrong here? 

A:How to set up RAID in BIOS - not many options

Hi: You can't just switch the controller settings without making some changes in the OS registry, or the OS will not boot. Please see this related thread.  Should be the same for W10. https://communities.intel.com/thread/28709 Unfortunately, I have no idea where you would find a manual for the motherboard.  The only guides available will be on the support page for your PC. You may be able to use this general guide for how to set up a RAID array...starting on page 15 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03519601  

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Hey, I recently fully reset my laptop to get rid of all the bloatware that was on it from the factory. When I went to reinstall my two linux distros that I run alongside Windows, I was presented with a new looking BIOS/Boot screen. It said press sex for start-up menu so I did. I looked in the settings but there was a lot missing and nothing like the old text based bios that was on the laptop before.Does anyone know what's going on?

A:Options missing from BIOS?

EDIT: ITS A PROBOOK 455 G3

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Hello, Why can i not change more options then "Fan Always on" and 3 other options. My BIOS have not many options?why? Are there invisible Options. Because i will try to total reset my BIOS. Also so i not lost my data on my HDD. But only Options in BIOS get reset to default all options to default . I still have some problems with the fan not go up in speed then the computer getting hot, only a little bit. Regards Simon

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