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"cant't start windows, problem with hal.dll file" message on startup. Major problem!

Q: "cant't start windows, problem with hal.dll file" message on startup. Major problem!

Hi Guys.I have a problem with windows, i can't boot because of a missing or corrupted hal.dll file! Take a look and see if there is something wrong!PS. I've tried using the windows XP home edition CD to use system recovery console, but it wouldn't work! Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:36:03, on 10.07.2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Programfiler\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\FBSI\LiveUpdate\fbsi_upd.exeC:\Programfiler\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Programfiler\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Programfiler\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeD:\Programfiler\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Programfiler\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Programfiler\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Programfiler\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\Programfiler\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Programfiler\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Magnus\Skrivebord\BootSafe.exeC:\Programfiler\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://no.msn.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = KoblingerO2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dllO2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Programfiler\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll (file missing)O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Programfiler\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dllO2 - BHO: P?loggingshjelp for Windows Live - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO2 - 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HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')O8 - Extra context menu item: E&ksporter til Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: Blogg dette - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Programfiler\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blogg dette i Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Programfiler\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dllO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programfiler\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - 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Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeO23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeO23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Programfiler\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeO23 - Service: Bonjour-tjeneste (Bonjour Service) - Apple Inc. - C:\Programfiler\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeO23 - Service: FBSI LiveUpdate - FBSI AS - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\FBSI\LiveUpdate\fbsi_upd.exeO23 - Service: Googles oppdateringstjeneste (gupdate1c9aa12b4aa2c6) (gupdate1c9aa12b4aa2c6) - Google Inc. - C:\Programfiler\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeO23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Programfiler\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeO23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exeO23 - Service: iPod-tjeneste (iPod Service) - Apple Inc. - C:\Programfiler\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeO23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Programfiler\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeO23 - Service: NMSAccessU - Unknown owner - C:\Programfiler\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exeO23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeO23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - D:\Programfiler\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe--End of file - 8895 bytesHope you'll find some time to take a look at this Thanks

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

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A: "cant't start windows, problem with hal.dll file" message on startup. Major problem!

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My friend installed an updated for Vista and afterwards she now receives this message every time the computer starts up:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered
an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows. Click OK to continue."

After you click OK the computer restarts.

Now, she misplaced her Vista restore CD, so I don't have the option of reformatting the computer. Is there any way I can possible correct this?


A:Windows XP Start up major problem

Is there a recovery partition on the computer? We need the manufacturer and the model of the computer.

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Hello guys. I'm new to this forum but, I really need help. I have this problem on my windows XP. I'm stuck on this blue screen and it says Checking file system on C. Every time I boot up this happens. I tried re installing XP but it won't work. So please help out. All help will be appreciated.

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A:Windows XP:Major Problem:Checking file system on c

what else does the blue screen say?

I tried re installing XP but it won't workClick to expand...

what happens - whats the error - how are you re-installing

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Apologies if this is not the appropriate catagory but i had trouble finding a suitable one, here is my problem:

I was messing about with a file using winrar, (sorry i cant remember which file it was) i right clicked the file and clicked 'open with' i chose winRAR and it screwed up and decided every single program on my computer could only be opened by winRAR, (every icon was changed to the winRAR icon etc.) then in my frustration i deleted winrar hoping it would then sort itself out, it didnt. (i realise this was stupid now) i then restarted my pc to find things worse, the dock at the top of my screen could no longer start up along with numurous other programmes. somehow i managed to change it from winRAR to itunes, and then every time i opened a file it opened itunes instead, ideal if i wanted itunes and only itunes, but i dont -_- i then found i can access all the programs via finding them directly (my computer, etc.)so i managed to open the internet and type this for example, i searched google i found several problems just like mine, however none of the solutions worked. i then changed it to adobe reader, again every program opened adobe reader, and then to some internet explorer thing, i have no idea what has happened.

Basically i need to set every programme to its default startup file thing (if that makes any sense at all) if you need more information as to what ive done then feel free to ask, any help is welcome!

Please Help,

P.S. The Attached file is ... Read more

A:Possible File Association Problem or Open With Problem! MAJOR

Hello SilentRabbit and welcome

Have a look over this see if that helps with your issue Default File Type Associations - Restore.

This may also be of use to you - Open With - Change Default Program


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I wasn't the last person to use the computer and I can't be sure if this is virus related or hardware related, but when the computer starts up, it begins loading Windows XP on the load up screen, then the screen goes black right around the time it should go black to switch over to the loaded desktop. Instead of loading up the desktop, I hear the drive spin down and the computer reboots. This continues in a cycle unless I start in safe mode, which is fine, until I try to launch Windows again from the options screen (in safe mode or otherwise).

I'm at a complete loss as to what I should even begin to try. Can anyone help me?


A:Major Problem With Xp Startup

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Last night, my PC started randomly restarting when I was copying files from a CD. It did it a few times, and I thought it may have just been overheating.
However, now when I start my computer now, there is no BIOS and just a blank screen which is there for a good few mins.
Then the loading bar (You know the one, White rectangles is all that's on the screen...just before windows loading screen) appears. However it only loads VERY slowly and when it gets to about an inch of the way in, I get a message telling me that a file is missing/corrupt and I can use the recovery console to fix it.

Does anyone have any tips on how to use the console to repair this? I only want to reinstall windows as a very last resort.

The file that is missing is: windows\system32\c_850.nls

Thank you very much

A:Please help, major startup problem

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Well i dont know how that happens but i tried to turn on my HP pavilion dv6515 Windows Vista Home Premium, it came up but when i get to the welcome page when i need to swip my finger print to login it won't show
Me the Welcome page and the users - just a blank black screen. I have a lot of data that i cant lose there and in safe mode its the same. I can't login as administrator for "cd check" because i use only finger print login and i dont remember my password!
Please what can I do?

A:Major Startup Problem.

From the forums Rules:


Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

I would try really hard to remember the password, and once you get it sorted, I wouldn't rely on the fingerprint reader alone, or at all.

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When I Start my computer up every time it starts a disk check. Then after I'm able to get past that. The user screen comes up and freezes. I restart several times with different modes. I select last known good configuration. Nothing is different. Can't start under safe mode. 1 of 15 times, about, I'm able to get access to only one user and the documents folder is not in the correct place, and the C: does not have anything in the folder showing up. Most times when I start the computer and get to the user screen I'll choose a user and then a pop-up window with nothing in it or on it written pops up. When I click it it resets my user profile back to user choose screen. Can anyone help. Right now I can't find my recovery disk. Because i just moved and packed it up. I was just looking for another solution, plus I haven't reformated for over a year and don't want to lose everything.

A:Major Startup Problem

Check for malware?


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Ok, so today I decided to get on the computer. Unfortunately, it didn't have the same plans. It started up in what seemed to be a normal way but then, just before the windows XP logon screen should pop up, a strange sound emmanated from the computer's interior. It sounded three times total and then instead of a logon screen, i got the dreaded blue screen with the following message:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive(file):
Or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

I'm not quite sure why this happened. I would guess from my limited knowledge of computer hardware that it was a hardware problem because of the sound(s). I checked the interior of the pc to see if there was any loose connections or anything obvious but I couldn't see anything wrong.

Any thoughts on what might be wrong or help on how to fix would be greatly appreciated. School doesn't wait for broken computers.

A:Major Startup Problem

This is an article from microsoft about the message


As you can see from the article one of the reasons for this happening is hardware failure. Noises are never good, but if it sounded three times and was the same each time I would have to think that it was an alarm or beep code. I would follow the instructions about hardware checking. I would also suggest downloading a hard drive checking utility from your hard drive manufacturer web site. It fits on a floppy.

Definitely recheck everything else. If no problems and the drive seems OK do a repair of XP using the XP CD.

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Velocity Micro/ASUS P5GD1-VM system
P4 3 ghz
3 gigs RAM
XP pro
integrated graphics

So, this morning my computer (see signature) randomly went black and rebooted, then wouldn't finish booting. I manually shut down and tried again, and it repeated this behavior.

I removed the battery on the mobo and let it sit, and was able to get windows to boot, using safe mode. I noticed that it was not showing any network cards in network connections (I was in safe mode with networking). I ran an error check, which worked fine but, once finished, would not restart and I had to manually shut down again.
I am now at the point where I get the motherboard screen (asus P5GD1-VM), and it tells me to press delete to enter setup, and I have the Windows disk. Problem is, the keyboard does nothing, doesn't work and no LEDs are lighting up, so I am dead stuck. Is my mobo fried? Is it a power supply issue? I have already removed both sets of RAM and restarted to see if they were fried, and this did not fix the problem.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated, as I am moving and really would like to avoid having to make any serious purchases.

A:Major startup problem

is your keyboard usb?

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I am trying to help a friend with his computer. The computer is a desktop Dell dimisions 2400 with windows xp pro.
If I leave out something of importance then i'm sorry in advance. I'm not really for sure what they done to cause the problem they had or might still have but when I first went to help him out, his computer would not do anything at all not even bring up windows so I tried doing a recovery a couple of times with no success so I completely reinstalled windows and the drivers, anti virus and firewall stuff and got him back going for a couple of days before returning to finish up with installing windows updates and such. Well the computer was being real slow to respond so I downloaded and run spybot search and destroy, Lavasoft Adaware, AVG pc tuneup programs and found numerous problems that I haven't really documented but found like 3 different trojans with spybot and done the fix with windows restore turned off and done some fixes withthe AVG pc tuneup and the computer seems to be doing ok but for added comfort that everthing is ok with his computer I would like to seek some help with reading the hijackthis log file or any other checks that might be suggested. I think I gave you all the info you might need but if not I appoligize and please inform me of what might be more helpful.

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The following has just started to happen on my PC running Windows 7 Pro.
When I boot up it goes through Startup Repair, but Windows does not start and throws this message:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21201081
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 22
Problem Signature 07: CorruptFile
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Now, I've tried everything I know to fix it short of reinstalling the OS from scratch.
I've tried all options from the System Recovery Options menu with these results:
Startup Repair - gives the error above
System Restore - I have 5 restore points and all of them fail with the following message: An unspecified error occurred during System Restore (0x80070002).
System Image Recovery - I don't have one, so not an option for me.
Windows Memory Diagnostic - checks out fine.

From the command prompt, I've tried the following:
sfc /scannow
Results in this error: "There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."

chkdsk cannot run, because it the drive is mounted, so I set it to run on reboot. However, when I reboot, I get the same Startup Repair loop.

When attempting to boot into Safe mode, I end up with same Startup Repair loop with the above error.

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A:Cannot start Windows - Startup Repair problem

Any ideas on how to find the corrupt file?

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So, I tried to start it up this morning to find an error saying that Windows failed to startup due to recent new hardware or software. It gave me the options of repairing or starting it up normally again. I tried to repair only to find it restarting 5 minutes later and freezing after the Windows logo. It was just a black screen. Restarted it and after getting the page that Windows did not shutdown properly, I tried to startup normally and was greeted with the automatic updating page and it was on 0%. I thought it was fixed until about an hour later when I noticed it was stuck on 0%. It didn't freeze but it was stuck on 0. Restarted it a bunch of times trying to get windows to work. Safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc. Nothing worked. I got this popup during one of restarts that said this:


C:\Windows\system32\OLEACC.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the
program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.

Now, what I think might of happened was that when I left my labtop on last night, it shutout during the updates and caused sort of corruption? I dunno. My labtop is known to freeze when the lid is closed over time or simply stay in sleep mode. It's been doing this freezing thing for awhile now though and I've kinda ignored it. Would anyone know what the problem could be? Any sort of help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Major startup problem on vista labtop(32-bit)

if you can get into windows try to do a system restore.

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I have a big problem with EIS.
When I start my PC EIS don't launch and I get the following message:
"A major problem prevents the application startup
EIS can not connect to the application service. Restart the PC and try again or contact the support."
I have also contacted Emsisoft support but I'm not sure that they work during the week end so I hope that
you can help me before Monday.


A:A major problem prevents the application startup

Try uninstalling and reinstalling first.

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It started yesterday. When I bootup, an installer tries to run from a program that's already installed. It then saysbelow are the screen shots...

and then I click cancel and get this...

then it starts all over again and I have to click cancel about 20 times real fast to make it stop. Then, the program opens up.

This program was installed when I bought my PC (HP), and didn't come with a disk. Anyone know why this is happening? This is driving me nuts. I ran Adaware6; no spyware. I ran SpyBot; again no spybots found. I shut down System Restore, and cleaned everything possible before turning it back on, and this still happens. Ran Trojan Remover, and found nothing. Did a Virus scan, and found nothing. What else could be trying to open this thing like this at startup and when I want to open the program?

A:Major problem at startup and opening a program!

Looks like it's from the program "Record Now." So you don't have this disk for the software??? Can you remove "Record Now" from add and remove programs....or can you re-install it.

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I have a big problem. After I log on to my computer, I am taken to a blank desktop background with no icons or task bar. After a few minutes, I start receiving multiple error messages. It starts with "Windows Explorer had encountered problems..." and then "DrWatson Postmotem Debugger has encountered problems..." (this one pops up every few seconds without end) and also "WMI has encountered problems.." (repeatedly) along with other occasional random program error messages. I am able to start task manager, but can't do anything there. If I go to File, Run and try to start anything, I just get more DrWatson errors. Also, if I try to end any processes, it pops up that it has closed task manager to avoid damage to my computer.

Finally, I can not start in safe mode, either. When I try, I get the same Windows Explorer message followed by unending DrWatson error messages.

My guess is this is either a registry problem or a virus. If it's a virus, how can I run an antivirus on it if I can't get in to anything? Or if it's a reg problem, how can I fix it? Thanks for your help!!

A:Major start up problem

If you have Vista you are in the wrong forum (XP) and should post in the Vista forum. :(

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today i decided to add more ram to my computer. i have currently 3.5gb of ram with 4 ram slots. i replaced the 512mb ram with my new 1gb ram. altogether now is 4gb. when i turned the computer on, there was only a black screen.... i waited for 5 minutes but still black screen. i then arranged my rams around the ram slots. Some of my rearranged ram order resulted in the machine to beep several times and sometimes twice only.
can anyone help me? i would like to play my windows with 4gb ram.

thank you

A:[Major Problem] Attempted to add additional RAM, but fail to startup.

Take out all the sticks of ram and put in only the new stick. Try to turn on your computer your new stick may be dead.

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A couple of weeks ago (well maybe 10 days ago) I turned on my computer to see that the desktop was nothing but the photograph background I usually see. My icons were gone! Taskbar, Start Menu, too.

I tried CTRL-ESC. Didn't work. I tried to run explorer.exe. Didn't work. I can't even access Control Panel (control.exe). I don't have malware or a virus (though I did just do a big clean, but only the speed of my computer improved; I still have to run all my programs through Task Manager), but I think the damage was probably done by a virus or trojan.

I've tried the Fix on Kelly's Korner. I've tried looking at Microcoft's page for help, but I can't find anything. I even tried copying the explorer.exe file from my machine at work and putting it in place of the other explorer file (I kept the original, though renamed it). Nothing has worked. I'm fed up and don't want to have to do a clean install. Can someone help me?


A:Major Windows Problem! No Start Menu, Task Bar, Icons, Right-click Menu . . . :(

Welcome to Bleeping Computer MissBigBlue,Which fix at kellys-korner did you try?Line #195 "Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar"http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm Or, Line #117 - Restore Taskbar and Start Menuhttp://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmOr, Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm Can you get into Safe Mode?Then you could try a System Restore.

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Can you please help me get rid of my problems?

A:Major Spyware Problem/Start page Hijack

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Hi, yesterday i've downloaded a program yesterday, the name is Loader.exe, but when i double clicked on it, it won't come up. I've went to Task manager and saw Loader.exe running. nothing came up. From the downloaded website, i've seen the person who provided this program says that you need the latest .NET framework, i've got .Netframwork 4 (latest). But still no change.

Can any1 help?

i have the program attached here. This program is a generator for playing coins on ijjji. Its virus-free, i've checked it with kaspersky (the world's best anti-virus).

A:[Major Problem] .exe file not running. (not a setup)

Quote: Originally Posted by duongducminh

Hi, yesterday i've downloaded a program yesterday, the name is Loader.exe, but when i double clicked on it, it won't come up. I've went to Task manager and saw Loader.exe running. nothing came up. From the downloaded website, i've seen the person who provided this program says that you need the latest .NET framework, i've got .Netframwork 4 (latest). But still no change.
Can any1 help?

i have the program attached here. This program is a generator for playing coins on ijjji. Its virus-free, i've checked it with kaspersky (the world's best anti-virus).

Most of the time when something is named "loader.exe" it is a preloaded way of cracking an applications serial number or copy protection. Is that the case here???


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Hi this error message has been floating around for a long time.  I have yet to find a solution that works or that I can understand.  Why is the error message not resolved after 6 years?
Backup encountered a problem while backing up file C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\SyncUP. Error:(The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002))

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Hey guys, just joined this forum and I was wondering what could possibly be the reason this came up when I turned on my computer (it was in white text against a black background):

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Because it comes up when I turn on the computer, I cannot go on my desktop and simply find the file. What do I have to do to solve this problem?


A:Problem: Windows Could Not Start Because The System file is lost

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Sorry,my-spacebar is not-working-properly-so-I-will-have-to-put-dashes-inbetween-words.


Today I found that I have a terrible-virus-infestation-on-my-computer. The-first-signs-of-trouble-was-when-links-kept-redirecting-to-spam-ad-sites.

The-first-thing-I-tried-to-do-was-a-System-Restore.-That-is-what-I-usually-attempt-in-cases-such-as-this, and-it-generally-works. In-System-Restore-on-the-screen-where-it-prompts-you-to-save-changes-and click next, the-next button does not-work. This-is-the-first-time-I've-had-problems-with-system-restore.-I-have-tried-getting-system-restore-to-work-by-turning-off-all-antivirus-related-software-and-then-trying-it-but-it-still-does-not-work. I-suspect-that-the-virus-is-causing-system-restore-to-not-work.

I-have-Avira-Antivirus-and-that-simply-won't-turn-on-probably-due-to-the-virus. I-also-have-an-unupdated-version-of-Spyware-Doctor-but-the-Intelliguard-is-not-working-also-probably-due-to-the-virus.

Every-time-I-open-my-browser, the-Spyware-doctor-scan-finds-a-bunch-of-new-low-threat-spyware/malware.


When-I-tried-to-open-HJTInstall-nothing-happens, I-see-an-hourglass-next-to-my-mouse-momentarily-then-it-goes-away-then-nothing... The-same-thing-happens-when-I-try-to-open-Avira-and-Malwarebytes'-Antimalware.

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A:Major Worm/Trojan problem, can't start my comp(other than from safe mode)


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Who can help me with this problem. Since a day or two i'm getting a black screen with the following message

File: \Boot\BCD

status: 0xc0000098

Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contaitn a valid OS entry.

have anyone a idea to solve this problem

i don't have a windows installation disc

Thank you in advance

Greet Berry

A:Problem to start Windows 7 (file \boot\bcd ; status 0xc0000098

Plenty of articles on how to fix it. Just Google "fix error 0xc0000098" - there's also a youtube video. If you are in luck then:
Check if you are able to get the recovery options by pressing the key F8 on your computer.
a. Restart your computer if it is powered on.
b. Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.
c. Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.
From the Advanced Boot options, check if you can get the System Recovery or repair option. This would take you to Windows recovery options. If you can get to the recovery options, you can rebuild BDC. Follow the below article:

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Wife's computer showed error message:The following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.

I tried to copy it from the Dell "Windows" CD using the Recovery Console, but that disk only has a file called hal.dl_ which did not work. I renamed it hal.dll but no luck.
I then followed the advice from this site: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/ho...sing_or_cor.htm but it did not change anything I could see.
I did a repair install, and now I have a black screen with a cursor that responds to the mouse. However, clicking in the area where start is, and on the quick launch area does not elicit any hard drive activity.

I was counseled to go to recovery console and type fixmbr, but I am a bit scared about the warning "FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed" that I get when type fixmbr at the recovery console. I just do not want to compound my current problems...

Are there any potentially safer ways to try to repair this thing?

Thanks in advance,

A:Cannot start Windows... long story, started with hal.dll file problem

try to do a 'repair', this will copy over all necessary windows files, but keep all your settings and programs. I'm not sure how the Dell Windows CDs are setup, but if you can boot and select a partition to install windows on, you can press "R" for repair (or recovery), this is different that the recovery console. But like I said, I'm not sure about the Dell CDs. You may want to contact Dell about using their disk to do a windows repair without loosing any of your programs (and if you do call Dell, I hope you like long hold times). Unfortunately I couldn't goto that website, the link is wrong, so I can't see what they may have told you. Sorry.

Good Luck!

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I am on a Sony Vaio laptop running Vista 32. The PC seemed to be working perfectly until I got the AV Security Suite that would show up on my toolbar (bottom right)....

Basically it says I have an AntiVirus Software alert and wants me to update. Everytime I surf the net it pop ups basically going over the same things. update or stay unprotected.

Anyways, I tried watching Step brothers which I have saved on my PC and the error "Security Warning - Application cannot be executed. The File vlc.exe is infected. Do you want you activate your antivirus software now.

Which brings me to this...

Everytime I download and try to run DDS and GMER, I bget the same warning. Instead of it being vlc.exe, it's dds.scr....

I also tried Control/Alt/Delete to stop the file so I could run my Malware Anti-malware program to get rid of it, but again...it's a no go....I can't even get to my Task manager.

A:AV Security Suite - Major Problem! cant open a singe file

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Try downloading and running the tools in Safe Mode with Networking: Restart your computer.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, start pressing the F8 key.
In some systems, this may be the F5 key.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear.
Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and press 'Enter'.
Login on your usual account.

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At startup a windows file protection message keeps coming up. It prompts for the windows2000 CD. The next reboot the message is back again.I can't update the OS (Windows 2000) from microsoft site.I can't install antivirus software. No errors, no event log entries.Please take a look at this log.Thank you! for any help you can send on this issue.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:57:53 PM, on 7/11/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\winnt\System32\smss.exeC:\winnt\system32\winlogon.exeC:\winnt\system32\services.exeC:\winnt\system32\lsass.exeC:\winnt\system32\svchost.exeC:\winnt\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoguard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exeC:\winnt\system32\regsvc.exeC:\winnt\system32\MSTask.exeC:\winnt\system32\stisvc.exeC:\winnt\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exeC:\winnt\system32\svchost.exeC:\winnt\System32\locator.exeC:\winnt\Explorer.EXEC:\winnt\system32\taskmgr.exeC:\P... Read more

A:windows file protection message at startup

Hello steves. There's nothing but a couple of cleanup items that are showing in the log so let's take care of those. They wouldn't be causing any problems like you are describing though.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cabO16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.You might try disabling ewido and then doing whatever install the OS wants to do at bootup. If there are registry entries involved ewido might be blocking them.Otherwise try posting a question in the 2k forum here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Win...0_2003-f56.htmlYou should also get an anti-virus program on this machine. Here are 3 free ones for home use:AVG Anti-VirusAvast Home EditionBitDefender Free Edition v7Cheers.OT

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This is the message I receive- "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."
Booting in safe mode, Dell data safe restore, Last known good configuration, and directory services restore mode all relate back to this error message.
I have no created restore points and no system image recovery. Also my computer did NOT come with a windows 7 disk. Which is a crock in my opinion.
When I do Startup Repair, this is the only problem detected in "View diagnostic and repair details"......
Root Cause Found:Failure while setup is in progress.
System Disk=\device\harddisk0
windows directory=C:\windows
autochk run= 0
Number of root causes= 1
I have requested a windows 7 disk from Dell months ago. I received nothing (surprise!). Thinking maybe I input the info wrong, I re-submitted a request today. But I will not hold my breath. What options do I have left at this point? The cost of bringing it to a professional isn't far from the cost of replacing this laptop as it is. I will be thankful for any help or advice!

A:Error message on startup "Windows failed to start. A recent...."

Hello and Welcome
Being that this is a Dell computer, have your tried booting into the Dell Diagnostics by hitting the F12 key when you first turn on the computer and then running a diagnostics on the hardware, especially the hard drive to make sure its not failing.  If the hard drive is failing it will have to be replaced before a repair can be done.

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Im not sure where to begin, but I know I'm pretty much screwed here. This is by far out of my league as far as my computing knowledge and experience. I hope someone can help:

I have Vista Ultimate x64 on a Quad Core w/ 4gig of ram, SLi, 2 8600 GTS, with creative X-FI Xtreme sound card, p5n32-e ASUS motherboard with nVidia 680i chipset. Amazing machine that has been flawless, with the exception of Vista and its problems with 3rd party drivers. software. etc...so for 9 months i've gone without any

The problem occured when I was playing The Witcher...on a occasion(once a month or more) my sound card drivers fail or give out. So I must restart the drivers by doing a reboot. We'll this reboot has put my OS and HDD in a state of vegitation. Yes my OS is in coma and I need help.

The OS had been booting up strangely the past couple of weeks. Sometimes I had to reboot twice to get Vista to load. The problem somehow surpassed me since I usually just keep the computer on a week at a time or longer. Whenever an update is installed and a reboot is necessary are the only time the computer gets rebooted or turned off. I never got around to doing a system restore point when Vista was loading.

We'll I went into BIOS, setup my CD ROM driver to boot b4 my single 320gig partition. My Vista DVD-ROM loads up but I cant do any sort of repair, restore, or installation. The start up repair either sits at searching for problems or repairing for hours at a time without any sign or in... Read more

A:Major Vista problem(corupted file, recovery options stall)

Well since you can't get the OS to even install, that rules out any software related issues. Certianly something hardware wise.

1) Hard drive - more then likely the culprut

2) mobo - not as likely, but also possible

Even longer shot by the issue you discribed is bad ram, but i dont think thats teh case here.

Hop on google and search for "drive fitness test" and also "memtest 86"

you'll need to download and burn them with a program such as nero as they will be in a ISO file format. You can then use them to test your hardware. Good luck.

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I am running windows 98 and we have got DSL, ever since they loaded it into the computer, every time we start it up we get a message box that wants us to enter Network Password. We hit cancel and it works, is there a way to get rid of this message.
E-mail me [email protected] Thanks

A:startup message problem

Install TweakUi on your computer. you can get it from Microsoft web site by searching for it. Read readme file to install it, as its not excecutable file.
Once you install it you can see the icon TweakUi in cotrol panel.

Open TweakUi and at the last you will se Log on.

go there check mark Automatic log on to the windows....

fill out the User id and password.

Restart and you are done.

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Hi - hoping one of the good people here can look into the issue I am having (not sure if it's virus related).  I did have the FBI Ranson virus that I believe I succesfully removed a few weeks ago.
When I boot up the PC I receive the following dialog box with the following message:

There was a problem starting C:PROGRA~3/4orbt7.jss
The specified module could ot be found

When I click OK, the computer completes it's boot up and runs perfectly, no slowness no other issues,
I am using a Dell desktop with Windows 7 64bit Service Pack 1
Any help in eliminating the message on start up is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Problem on Startup Rundll message

Hello Hglenn102 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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When I restart my computer I get this screen:

I hit F2 and it starts up normally. I also has the ceres.dll virus that i am trying to get rid of. Here is a copy of my Hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:59:23 PM, on 2/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Internet Security\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Internet Security\GUARDDOG.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Firewall\CPD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS Software\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
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A:Strange message on startup & ceres.dll problem

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I just started working in a office doing some web page development, the thing is they gave me this really slow computer which have a couple of errors and problems. I have corrected most of them but there is still one more error I can't fix. Every time I restart the computer I get this error message:
Cannot find:

I have no idea what it may be. I google it with no luck. My guess is that they ran some antivirus software and got rid of a trojan or virus but some trace of it is still in a registry or something.

The problem is formating the PC is not a option

This is the hijackthis log: Thaks in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:03:53 PM, on 9/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Startup problem tbuninstall.exe error message


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I have been getting a really annoying error lately every time I reboot.

The error message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" appears a few minutes after start-up.

I click "To see what data this error report contains, click here." and it shows this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.3156 ModName: ws2_32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 0000664d

I have run Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware Professional and Trend Micro OfficeScan but i still get the problem whenever I restart my computer.

Although my windows seems to be working properly after I click "don't send report" (due to restore settings?), the error message annoys me every time i restart my computer.

What shall I do to repair the problem? Please let me know if you need my HJT log. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!


A:Start-up error message: "windows has encountered a problem & needs to close"

The next time the error dialog opens, use [Details] to get the exact Error Code and description.

Now see: Windows System Error Codes

You should bookmark the above site AND Microsoft Stop (BSoD) Codes

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Start-up Problem. I get a message C:\\WINDOWS\system32\install\server.exe RestartThis message appears just before icons and the tool-bar pop up onscreenI can bring-up windows task manager, which shows that "personalized settings" is running, and if I go to 'new tasks' and select FireFox (my internet browser) the computer continues to star-up as it's supposed too, and the message disappears.This message didn't appear until I tried to uninstall my antiviral/spy-ware program, which was CA. (only uninstalled it because I couldn't afford the renewal license at the time.)So can do you think you can help?????DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - FAT32x86 Run by Dan at 17:48:33.98 on Mon 06/07/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.650 [GMT -7:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchSVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupSVCHOST.EXESVCHOST.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeSVCHOST.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Start-Up Problem / Message Box

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Whenever I power up my computer, my computer displays this screen:

I do not have the Recovery Disc for Windows XP, but I think there ought to be an alternative method in recovery. If there is, would any of you be willing to guide me though the process?


A:Error Message: Windows Could Not Start Because of Missing or Corrupt File

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when starting computer message comes up saying that windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt \windows\system32\config\system. it then says to attempt to repair file by starting windows setup using original setup cd-rom. i found windows xp service pack2 cd-rom andput that in nothing happened. i have presed f10 on startup to try and repair or set to earlier date but it says that corruption on windows is too extensive to perform restore option. it is a mesh computer. HELP

A:[SOLVED] message windows could not start because file is missing or corrupt

Yes, your registry is corrupted. Although I don't understand what you mean about Windows saying damage is too extensive. Anyway, following the instructions below carefully will get your computer working again. Its a lot of typing but it works. I've done it lots of times.

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

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Hi all I want to ask what to do to fix my computer. After the the initial windows 7 start up screeen it will show
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but itbis strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cannot open for direct access.
Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by recently installed software package.
Use the system restore feature from the control panel to restore the system to a point prior to the recent software package installation.
An unspecified error occured (766f6c756d652e63 3f1)

A:Windows wont start up after Windows startup screen showing corrupted file

Can you access the Advanced Boot Options by tapping F8 at boot? If you can, select System Restore and do a Restore just before the problem began. If you cannot access the menu via F8 do you have access to another Windows 7 computer so that you can create a System Repair Disk?
Edit: If you can access Advanced Boot Options then try Last Known Good Configuration before attempting a System Restore.

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Okay, so here's what happened, i took my hdd off of my laptop (Toshiba Satellite P855 Win8 Preinstalled)
and tried to install the sims 2 nightlife using my other laptop using an hffthat runs vista because there are major issues installing Expansion packs of the sims 2 i so i was able to install the game and run it, for 3 secs (just testing) then i took my hardd drive and put it back to my toshiba win 8 laptop, now itslike this:

-No tiles in the start screen (tred to press"all apps' didnt worked, cant open "change pc settings")
-The only way I can access the Desktop is y pressing "win key" + R which opens "run" that directs me to the desktop.
-Background is removed, and i cant place anybock
-when you drag your cursor into the bottom-left corner, the start window shows up but nothing hapenes when you right click on it. (when trying attempt to open commandt promot (admin)"
-under the favorites section Desktop, Recent Places,Downloads, and Skydrive gives me the error (this fivle does not have a program associated with it for perform this action. Please install program or, if oneis already in stalled, crete and associatinon in the default prgorams
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A:Windows 8 Major Problem

It's hard to understand any of this, I take it your Screens are blank? Do you have access to any of your Desktop apps? and is the Desktop showing a different wallpaper than the one you had set?

You may be loaded into a Temporary Profile, you wont have any apps on your Start Screen although you may still be able to run a few Desktop apps. This is a difficult thing to fix, I would copy all of your personal data off the drive, then re-install Windows 8 Fresh.

Actually the act of removing your HDD and putting a different one in there, could cause this. You can't just take a hard drive from another system and shove it into a new laptop, it most likely won't boot to Windows. There may have been something in your BIOS that logged the HDD removal and now the system thinks it is another new drive, so it's not giving you full access to the OS.

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today my pc froze and i pushed the reset button, then while windows is booting i thogth it got stuck on the screen with the logo and the bar loading.
after reseting numourious times in safe mode and last known good config, i realised that if i wait long enough about 15 min or more it starts up. but when it did my extra hard drive was missing, so i restarted again and it still takes forever to boot (15 + min). anyone know how to fix this with out haveing to wipe my drive and reinstall windows?

when it boots up the error report says :

error signature:
BCCode : 24 BCP1 : 001902FE BCP2 : F496DB74 BCP3 : F496D870
BCP4 : F7519746 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

when i click technical info:
the following files will be included in error report:

is there any program you know of to repair windows or does the windows cd do it?

A:windows xp major problem

After you boot into Windows have this program ready to run and run it and do the cleaning you want to run the two top options on the upper left side of the screen and do not change any of the options. The program is called ccleaner and download from the below site


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My friend has a computer that he didnt use for a very long time. After that he switched for Win XP to Windows 7 and at first everything ran well, but then he went into his other apartment and took the computer with him. Then when he started it Windows 7 loaded very slow. After restarting a few times Windows finally decided to load but the desktop was empty. There wasn't even a Recycle bin on it. Other weird thing was that the start menu was gone too. It basicly was just a desktop picture and nothing else. Keyboard shortcuts didn't work either. Although it may be possible that the desktop icons were hidden because when my friend used Space + Enter he got access to My Computer.
My question is: Is there any way to fix that? If there is please share it with me! I was told it was probably a malware so I'm posting this here for further help!

A:Windows 7 Major Problem

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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Here is my issue:

About a month or so ago windows xp started blinking my icons. They would be there, then disappear, then reappear and so on.

Finally this week, they fully disappeared, and with them went the ability to even run programs using the ol' ctrl+alt+delete method. In fact, now when I press those keys...nothing happens.

The only thing currently present on my cpu screen is the wallpaper and my cursor arrow. I have tried everything I can think of, and nothing has worked. We took our laptop to bestbuy (as we bought the 3 year warranty) the other day to the "Geek Squad," who informed us that there is a problem with the operating system and they could re-set it for 140$ (not covered under warranty because it is a software issue).

Now, I know how to re-set the system, but that means all my data/programs/files are lost. So if anyone knows of any other way...please help, you will be our cpu savior and better than the geek squad if that means anything.

As I stated, all that shows up after logging on is my wallpaper and the cursor arrow, and I can't even use ctrl/alt/delete to start a single program. Is there any hope? Or should I give in to the geek squads demands.

Also, if there is no hope, and I must re-set the operating system, is there any way to save any of my files (pictures, word documents, or programs) onto a stand-alone external hard drive that I have. If so...how? As I have no way of even starting a single program that I know of.

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A:Major Problem With Windows XP..Please Help!!

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ok so i accidently left my laptop on over night last night, got up to opened it and the screen was black. turned it off and turned back on again to get this message:
No bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility, f5 to run onboard diagnostics'

i pressed f5 and let it run, everything passed accept the hard drive with this messgage
'** Hard Drive - DST Short Test **
Test Results : Fail
Error Code 2000-0141
Msg: No drive detected.'

there is a hard drive in the laptop!
ive only had it for about 2 weeks so please can you help!

A:Solved: major major problem with vista laptop

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started receiving the error message "the application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\0041.DLL is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette"My Norton Antivirus says my machine is clean - Vundo Fix says my machine is clean - SPYBOT says my machine is clean??Yet i still get the error message, following is the log that HijackThis has created and i am not up-to-speed on this kind of thingcould someone advise me - thank you -steveLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:50:15 AM, on 5/7/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform&... Read more

A:When i start applications i receive error message about "not being a valid Windows image file"

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your ... Read more

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Just upgraded to McAffee 7.0. Now when I bootup my system, I get the following message: VSCPOP.DLL file cannot start. Check File to Determine Problem.

How do I check the file? Why am I getting this message?

A:Startup File Problem

Click on the mcafee link below and then click on the following line entry ....

Error: VSCPOP.DLL - VirusScan 7.0 Installation - Windows 9x/Me Multi-user Computers (CR 12194)


Good Luck...


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Well.. where do I start?
I'm trying to install Windows XP onto a computer. The computer has been completely 'cleaned', no recovery drive, no nothing.

Computer Information ::
HP Pavilion a800n
Processor : AMD 3200+
RAM : 512 MB PC2700
HD : 160gb 7200 RPM

KillDisk was used to completely remove the Partition(s)
Partition(s) : CRecovery) & DMain)

>>Computer has no OS, and has been completely erased.

After format, I tried to re-install Windows VIA a Boot Disk.
All that happens when I try this is :
I get a blank, black screen with a blinking underscore(Like regular CPU Booting) that does not change. It stays at this screen for hours, with no kind of alerts or responses.

Turn on Computer ..>
Open Drive, insert Bootable DVD+R with Windows XP 32-bit ISO image burnt onto it ..>
Press Enter ..>
Screen goes black, at the top a underscore that blinks..>
Keeps blinking..>
Nothin... =[
->The boot disk is a genuwine, working copy of Windows XP. It has been used before on another machine, and works.(32-bit)
->The computer was originally shipped with Windows XP Home Edition(HP's Loaded Version), so no its NOT a 64-bit System
->The remove-able drive(CD) works
All i'm trying to do is install Windows XP onto this POS HP..

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A:Windows XP installation problem.. Major =[

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