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i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

Q: i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

hello

i have bought a new computer recently and today i got this error message (i think the error is quite famous i will provide a photo if needed) and i have been trying to fix with no luck here is the situation so far.

1) i got the error after updating (it poped up after restarting the computer) the driver for my nvidia graphics card (not sure if this is important) .

2) i've searched around and i couldn't tell if this is a legitimate error or just maleware .

3) i ran check disk and no bad sectors were found .

4) i ran malwarebytes and it didn't find anything.

5) i ran superantispyware and it found and cleaned some threats .

6) i ran seaTools and the drive passed the fix all function .

i have done a complete back up just in case.

how do i fix this problem ?

please inform me if any information is needed and i will provide it ASAP.

i apologize for the long post.

Thank You

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Preferred Solution: i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

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

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

If you have made a backup image of your drive - you have done the best thing, just in case.

Are you still getting the message?

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message

Hello,

Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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Hi,

Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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I picked up a computer off craiglist was thoroughly enjoying my gtx geforce 680 ( https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/sys/6239989909.html ) when it "crashed" about 6 hours after purchase.When I rebooted I received the "no hard disk detected" message. Upon launching bios setup the hard drive is listed with details as being attached to its corresponding sata port. I am trying to determine if my hard drive is broken or if it needs remounting or some other sort of procedure.

The hard drive is a slightly dated WD Carver 1 TB SATA internal drive interacting with an asus motherboard. I did notice the boot order for drives had been rearranged putting an external and an optical disk drive in position 1 and 2 for boot directories. I disabled both the external and optical disc and selected the WD sata drive as the first preference for booting. Still I am getting the same error. I read somewhere that if the bios is recognized in setup but is still not recognized for booting that I may need to run a 32bit diagnostic. The forum I saw the diagnostic post mentioned on was in reference to a dell machine. I don't really know what this is or if it exists on my ASUS mother board.

In short: how can I tell If my hard drive needs replacement?

If Bios recognizing the drive is sign of life how can I get my computer to recognize this drive again?

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I have Vista Home Premium 64 bit OS and I flashed the Bios using my A1 Suite in Asus to upgrade it and everything went fine but as can sometimes happen I got the message upon reboot that " No Hard Disk Detected ".

Everything is working fine from bootup to shutdown and I know that there is a fix for this...I think in the Bios...but I forgot what it is. Any and all help is very much appreciated. Thanking you all in advance!

My specs are as follows: Mobo is Asus P5Q3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n LGA 775 ATX Mobo, Intel P45 Chipset, Supports Intel Core 2 Quad CPU's, Dual DDR3 2000, Sata 3Gb/s RAID, CrossFire Ready, PCI-E 2.0
 

A:" No Hard Disk Detected After Flashing Bios "

Tried rolling back to previous bios?
 

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I just replaced the stock xtremegear psu my computer came with because one day the computer just shut off and wouldn't turn on again.

I replaced it with a corsair gs800. I'm pretty sure I plugged everything in...the 24 and 8 pins into the motherboard, and the pci-e into the graphics card...as well as the fans and the cd drive.

When I turn it on, it goes through MSI's start screen but then it tells me something about No hard disk detected. Then it goes to the MSI screen again and gives me a choice to boot with...but there's only one choice, cd/dvd atapi drive. I choose that and it doesn't work.

I double checked the connections I have plugged in and those are secure. there are lights flashing on the motherboard so that's getting power. That's the 24 pin one right? I also checked the one in the corner, the 8 pin one...seems to be secure. They both clicked in.

Could someone please tell me what I might have done wrong?

Oh and here's the computer information that came with my invoice. Ignore the PSU, it now has what I said.

KB-152-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR MULTIMEDIA/ INTERNET USB KEYBOARD 1 0.00 0.00
MO-115-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR OPTICAL USB GAMING MOUSE 1 0.00 0.00
CU-197-206 INTEL i7-960 3.20GHZ 8M 1366 RETAIL 1 1,209.00 1,209.00
HD-403-306 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM 3.5" HARD DRIVE 1 0.00 0.00
RM-317-401 KINSTON HYPER X DDR3/1600MHz 2 GB MEMORY 6 0.00 0.00
FA-WATER-101 ASETEK 510LC 120MM WATERCOOLER 1 0.00 0.00
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A:"No hard disk detected" on boot up

try to replace the cable of your Hard disk drive......
 

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I keep seeing this error.. "Windows is having a hard disk problem." And it basically prompts me to backup my data, like I am about to see an impending hard drive issue. I found some threads on other forums, but found nothing conclusive. Any ideas. This is a pretty new hard drive, and it is a new install of windows 7. There is also another older drive connected to the system, that contains all the older files, which I have moved over to the new..

Need to confirm which drive is having the issues, if it is indeed having issues, or if there is something I can look into to resolve some sort of software related issue that is causing the problem.

A:"Windows is having a hard disk problem".. pops up..

Will add.. The OS seems to be running very smooth, and does not seem to be having any problems..

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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Hi guys. I'm new here. I've tried to read all the discussion about how to fix the unallocated hard drive but I just can't understand it as the cases were pretty much different than I'm facing of.

Here's my problem.
Yesterday my external hard drive seems normal, everything is fine, until there's a blackout and I have to put "sleep" to my laptop. After the power got back, the hard drive suddenly gone and when I check the list of drives under "Disk Management", it showed up as "Disk 1 - Unallocated".

(I've attached screenshots here for your viewing)

My external hard drive is WD My Passport 1TB. It contains a lot of valuable data I cannot afford to lose. I really hope there's a way to fix this, and once I get back all of those precious data I will buy another HD to transfer them ASAP because I cant let this happen to me again.

Your help is so, very much appreciated.
Any questions regarding my problem, let me know. I'll provide all of the details you guys need.

NOTE
1) I've tried TestDisk but on the "Analyse" process, it says "read error"
2) I've changed cable, but the situation remains the same.
3) I've tried Recuva, but it doesnt recognize my external drive.

A:WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"

Hi!

First don't mess up with the WD drive settings.. download partition wizard 7 (its free)..then .. open it ..click wizard(menu) .. select partition recovery wizard.. and it will find the partitions on it i think.. that way you can recover your partition that has been lost.

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Hi

A 3.5" external hard drive connected to my Windows XP machine via USB 2.0 has a "disappearing" and "reappearing" partition problem.

After the external drive is turned on, all four partitions on it will be displayed. Very soon, they will all disappear in Windows Explorer. After a brief moment, they will reappear along with a USB-symbol icon in the taskbar, which brings up a "Hi-speed USB Device Attached to non-Hi-speed Hub" warning suggesting that I use free Hi-speed USB ports (indicated in bold).

My computer's USB ports are all USB 2.0 and I've tried attaching the external drive to different ports on the machine, all with the same result.

Would anyone hazard a guess as to the likely cause of this problem:
(1) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the external enclosure?
(2) Failing power supply to the xeternal enclosure?
(3) Corrupted partition table on the drive?
(4) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the mobo?
(5) Any other cause?

The enclosure also has an eSATA port. When connected via eSATA (or USB 2.0) to another computer, no such problem appears.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard disk partitions "disappearing" and "reappearing"

xp will loose drives when its having problems accessing them probably due to the usb 2.0 , a pci adapter would be better for you
 

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Hi, when i boot up my other computer it is a black screen and says "Primary hard disk Drive 0 cannot be found, strike F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup utility." When i strike F1 it says something like "boot up failed press F1 to try again" what do i do? When i press F2 it takes me to a screen and Undery Hard disk drive 0 it says unkown and under hard disk drive 1 it says off.

PS. My computer also makes alot of beeping sounds all of a sudden. Plz help me What is going on? Thankyou
 

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Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

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Hi,
I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on to a dell xps and having a lot of problems.
The Computer has 3 harddisks
C:\ - Vista (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
D:\ Vista Recovery 10GB thing (Came preloaded With the Pc when i bought it)
F:\ Empty drive i want to install windows 7 on
J:\ Harddrive for everything else

The problem is when i boot from the disk i can start the installer but when it allows me to choose where to install to the harddrive always comes up as "Can not install blah blah, Windows can NOT boot from this Disk"

I have tried all sorts of ways to get around this like unplugging everything apart from the cd drive and harddrive i want to install it on, im getting really fed up with this. Is the problem that im trying to do a dual boot?
I also read somewhere about getting sata drivers for my motherboard but after hours of searching the web gave up.

All i can tell that my motherboard is is a FOXCONN LS36 but i can't find sata drivers for this anywhere!
On the dell website i tried all of the Sata downloads but if i locate the downloaded file whilst in win7 setup it doesn't like the file.
Am i doing some majorly wrong and stupid here?
Please help me!!!

Spud
 

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My laptop is getting really slow and i cant use browser as it gets slower and hangs a lot. What do i do ?
 

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My nextdoor neighbor tried to slave his Win98 disk into his WinXP Home computer. Although the Device Manager seems to say that it recognizes the slave disk, when My Computer window is displayed, there is no recognition of the slave disk? We went through a device manager uninstall and reboot with the same result.

My neighbor did not make any changes to the BIOS to indicate a slave disk - I assume all are IDE on his HP machine.

Can anyone point me to a good online tutorial dealing with "How to Slave a Hard Disk" for Windows?

Tia,

-- Tom
 

A:Need Tutorial on "How to Slave a Hard Disk" for Windows

I am sure his current drive is set up and jumpered as Cable Select. If it is the drive you are adding as a slave also needs to be set to cable select and plugged into the second connector on the ribbon cable. The BIOS also needs to recognize the drive in order for the OS to be able to use it.
 

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When turning on, the screen will display the windows startup animation and once finished a blank screen. After about 30 seconds to a minute a black screen pops up and asks if i would like to start up normally or run startup recovery. The Normal start up fails and ends up returning to the first black screen. When i run startup repair it says it cannot find a solution. I sent error message and the log said:

All tests performed were successful.
Root cause found: boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.
Root cause found: bad hard disk: Bugcheck 7a. Parameters = 0xfffff8a000efeb80, 0xffffffffc0000185, 0x1753e08c0, 0xfffff900c0770000.

Each session reported a single root cause which ended up being one of those two.

After that i went under additional options and signed into system recovery using one of the users and selected startup repair again and went under problem details:

Problem signiture:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signiture 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signiture 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signiture 03: unknown
Problem Signiture 04: 21200110
Problem Signiture 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signiture 06: 6
Problem Signiture 07: BadDisk
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

I tried looking up aolutions online but couldnnt find one that was identicle.

I then tried diskcheck using command prompt, under C: /F and /R.

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A:Windows sign in will not open "Bad Hard Disk"

What you need is a new disk. This one seems to be broken. Bugcheck 7a means that an essential Kernel module cannot be loaded. If chkdsk could not repair it, you do not have a lot of options.

Try to save your files (e.g. with Lucid Puppy) and make a clean reinstall on the new disk.

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I will try to keep this as brief as possible and yet give you wise and wonderful tech persons all the information you need to help me out. I am intelligent, but NOT a super-user.

I have an e-machines desktop computer. It is old. A Cyrix MII 266 processor with upgraded memory. I have a 10gb Maxtor hard drive which is the issue at hand. I am running Win2000. My home computer (the e-machine desktop) is networked through a router with my printer and my business laptop.

The problem: Win2000 loads and boots. It LOOKS like it's functioning properly. However, it cannot read any of the files on the disk. When I try, it tells me C: is inaccessible. I can't search, explore, etc. The files are "non-existent."

I managed to get Windows to create a backup of it and saved that file to my Laptop. I can only "assume" that it actually backed up ALL the files on the drive so they are safe.

One really ODD thing you should know is that I cannot get into the BIOS. When it boots and usually gives you that second or two to hit [F2] and enter setup ... doesn't do that any more. I sit and hold the F2 key. Nope. I've second-guessed myself and tried the ESC key and the F1 key. I've tried it with and without the CTRL key. Nothing. So I can't even tell the silly thing to boot from the CD instead, load onto my D: backup drive and then kill the C: drive. It's like it's possessed.

Things I've already tried (not necessarily in this order):
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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
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A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping
pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart
it's infinite i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"

Hi,

Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)
~eric

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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hi
som times my os stope and show this message
a problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown
and when i restart os it work correctly
i dont have any problem whit this pc befor this

os : win 7 32bit
ram 2*2gig
cpu core i3-2100

A:help to fix error a" problem has been detected and windows"

This stop error means that your ntfs file system is corrupt (damage in the file system, bad hard drive data, corrupt SCSI or IDE drivers or a corrupt ntfs.sys file).

1, If you still can access Windows, try to disable any backup programs, virus scanning programs or disk defragmenter tools. Try also to run a hardware diagnostics tool to detect any errors your hard drive might have. Also I would advise to run the chkdsk command in command prompt "chkdsk C: /r/f

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Hello everyone.

I hope that someone may be able to help me with a difficulty I am having.

As of four days ago, my Windows 2000 system was working fine, with no known problems. However, I foolishly went looking for some extra-wide wallpaper (to stretch over dual monitors) and ended up being virused. I was no longer able to access some of the websites I normally went to, and links to wallpapper sites and PartyPoker.com kept popping up.

I had installed HiJackThis and had it do a scan, but I am not knowledgable enough to use it effectively. I did NOT notice anything unusual in the scan log though.

After a bunch of looking around, I eventually ran PCTool's sdstart.exe and then SmitfraudFix.cmd.

This seems to have solved that problem.

However, another problem has arisen as a result.

In addition to my internal hard drive, I have attached a large USB external hard drive. This drive is my "F" drive.

I do a lot of downloading from newsgroups and all of that information is downloaded to my F drive.

However, suddenly all access to the F drive has slowed to a crawl, and all files are "saving" with a 0 size.

Doing a little more detective work... when I have IE 6 open and try to save a file or image to the F drive, I get a warning dialogue box that says:

"This file is on a network drive with create but no modify privileges. Ask the administrator of this network to change this condition."

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Hi all,

Last night, my HTPC was happily working. However, the PC suddently froze and I had to manually force a shudown. Then, I tried to reboot and I got the following message:
"disk boot failure insert system disk"

I have 2 HDs and the BIOS and POST are not listing the HDs at all. I checked the cables but i doubt both HD cables disconnected at the same time anyway.

Any ideas will be much appreciated

Thanks

A:sudden "disk boot failure". Drives not detected by BIOS

Take the cover off the computer.

Blow out all dust.

Make sure that all fans are running.

Leave cover off, temporarily, till cause located.

Does computer now boot up correctly.

If not, reset the bios to default settings. Problem gone?

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

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A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.

Thanks!

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx
 

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t76279/s5b1a29d68c715c9a36d25291025adddb.html
 

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My computer was affected by "Protection Bar" and I tried to remove it following the instructions featured here: http://forums.techguy.org/security/494585-solved-protection-bar-intcodec.html (I got to that thread from google).

It seems like the "Protection Bar" stuff is gone from my desktop but now everything is running *extremely* slowly. I have a new Gateway laptop with an Intel Centrino processor, which should be running much faster. My operating system is Windows XP Media Edition.

PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:"Protection Bar" post-fixing problem. Please HELP!

Hi,
I think you need to post a HJT (HijackThis) log and let a qualified member (gold shield next to their name) take you through what needs to be done. I suggest you print off this guide, just in case ....
Please go no further than the stages listed here for now.
Using Hijackthis with the self-installer that puts it into Program Files for you:

go to Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialogue.

Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.

Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.

Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then save the log and then the log will open in Notepad.

Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

Once you've posted that log here you'll need to wait for a qualified member to take you through the next stages.

Richard.
 

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Hi,

I have a problem in fixing "stuck" updates on windows 7





As you can see,

1) Every time I shut the windows, it says it's configuring and installing updates.
When I run windows again and want to shut it down, I enter the loop again !!

2) You can see that I have 3 updates for a 1 update, and the description of the 3 updates are the same

When I update and restart windows, I say to myself it will install this updates and I will not find them again when I update the windows as they are already installed

I was a liar and they still exist even after updating as I said

How can I solve this infinity loop !!

A:Problem in fixing "stuck" updates

Hello Hesham3del and welcome to Seven Forums.

Something that's worked for me in the past is to change the settings for Windows Updates. Instead of "Install updates automatically (recommended)" change it to "Never install updates (not recommended)".

Windows Update Settings - Change

Reboot your computer for the change to take effect and manually check for updates. Start with the Important .NET Framework updates but install only one at a time. If it installs, reboot and install the second one, reboot, install the third, reboot. You can now start on the Optional updates. Select just a few at a time (perhaps 3 but no more than 5.) Keep track of the KB numbers.

Install the first group, reboot, make sure your computer is working properly. If it is, install the next group, reboot, check the computer. If the computer starts having issues you'll know exactly which group of updates caused the problem. Uninstall all of the updates in that group then reinstall one at a time rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know which update is causing the problem. Ignore that update until the end.

If the above doesn't get the updates installed you could try running the Microsoft Fixit Troubleshooter. After running use the same install procedure as above (one at a time for .NET Framework, just a few at a time for optional updates.)

Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000

And if that doesn't work try the ... Read more

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...

DR

A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors

Welcome

I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The other day I was afk while listening to loud music from my computer.
Suddenly the speakers began screaming in a high pitch and when I got to my computer it had frozen.
I tried to reboot it, but it simply froze at the Windows loading screen with the floating balls of light and the text: "Starting Windows".
I have also tried booting from the Windows 7 Installation DVD, but it freezes at the loading screen once again.

I then tried to use the Startup Repair Tool, only to find Windows freezing at the loading screen again.

When trying to reboot in safe mode, it freezes again, just after having loaded "disk.sys"

These are the things I have tried so far:
- I have run memory tests using Memtest86.
- I have run hard disk drive tests using SeaTools
- No errors were found.
- I removed the sound card from the MB, with same boot result.
*EDIT*
- I have reset the BIOS
- I booted with 2GB of RAM instead of my standard 4GB

Anyone who can think of other things I should try?

A:Windows freeze on boot at "Starting Windows" and "LOADED ...\disk.sys"

Suggest you run SFC. {Option 2}
You may need to run it at least 3 times.
Let us know the report at the end please.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi,

I'm new to the forum and somewhat familiar with computers (enough to get into the BIOS, wipe a hard drive & set up Windows, those types of things).

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop that was left on a fleece sweater for 3 hours last night. Needless to say, it overheated and has been giving me the error message "no operating system found" ever since.

I was running Vista home basic (32), so I tried booting from my recovery disk, but no operating systems were found. When I went into drive options through the recovery disk, only the d: drive is listed.

I went into BIOS and a hard drive is listed, however, I can't cursor through the BIOS. I can only move between time and date on the main screen, unless I hit the left/right arrows about 50 times, causing the cursor to eventually (erratically) move to another screen. Of course, I have very little control over where I'm going.

I work as a freelance writer and while there are no pictures, music, etc. that need saving, there is a pile of articles (hopefully) trapped on there somewhere that are all in progress. I'd rather pull a tooth out than attempt to rewrite them all.

I found a few forum problems that were similar to mine, but none with the freezing BIOS problem.

Help (and please be gentle with the techie-nese).

Thanks, Jayne
 

A:Solved: No hard drive detected, BIOS "frozen"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Not really a fix, but how to manually start Windows Defender (WD) when it will not start automatically with windows and rather poops! (pops) up a windows with error "0x800106ba" blah blah blah.Follow the pathControl Panel->Administrative tools->Services
then locate WD and double click it, select "startup type" as automatic, then click "log on" tab,† click "Local System account" and check the only check box available.Click the "recovery" tab and make sure WD tries atleast two time to start, you can understand from the information you see there.Now, click the "General" Tab and clikc "start"Close the window.Now locate the file Windows Defender in Control Panel and double click it.It should start now!RegardsWajih Islamabad, Pakistan

A:Fixing "0x800106ba" Vista Windows Defender

HiGood post. Coulpe of days back I got the same issue. Application Failed to Initialize: 0x800106ba. It is related to windows defender. But, unfortunately all the fix is manual.Which means, everytime teh computer reboots we have to manually start the windows defender. After troubleshoot more than 2 hours, i found a simple fix. The fix is true only if following conditions are true.1: Application fails to initialize: 0x800106ba pops up on every restart.2: u can start the windows defender after successfully starting the WINDEFEND service† i.e. Net Start Windefend in command prompt window.Fix : By Default, The startup type "Windefend" service is is manual. Just Make it Automatic , and restart the computer. Bingo, taht should do the trick.RegardsRamesh V†

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Hey guys!

My computers only 2 weeks old and I'm already running into problems! I didn't get it for the first week but now about 4/5 of the time I start my computer up in the morning I get this problem:



So then I enter in my Windows Vista recovery DVD-ROM to boot from disk and repair:



It's a really annoying problem and I just would like to get it fixed. My computer is an Ibuypower computer if that matters. Completely custom.

A:"Windows failed to start" problem, forced to boot from disk

Hi, yes it looks like you corrupted your BCD store there is bcdedit.exe that can be run from a command prompt to fix Vista's boot loader, however there is a much better way, use this program to fix your boot problem (read the info this is a powerful program) :-


http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

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I am trying to reinstall Windows XP on to my dads old PC which came with Windows XP on it, I keep getting this error when i try to install it

"NO HARD-DRIVES DETECTED"

now I did recently perform a CMOS clear and think it may be related..

theres no options in BIOS for AHCI/IDE etc
I have re-installed XP on this before
and I have tried slip-streaming SATA drivers (which ive not needed to do before)

can anyone help?

thanks
 

A:"no hard-drive detected" on XP install on a XP Machine??

Does the bios see the hd? If it does you can try a 'repair' install from xp disc if you have one http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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Hey guys I have a strange problem I can't figure out with my Toshiba A35-s209 laptop. The hard drive is not detected at bootup and when i go into my bios settings at startup it says "none" in the hard drive section. With no hard drive it trys to network boot giving me that "PXE error: check cable" message. I've switched up the boot order, disabled the network boot option and tried every other boot option I can think of and no dice. I know its not a hardware problem because whenever I stick in the Xp install disc it'll detect the 60gb hard drive just fine showing the partitions and everything. I've used the recovery console and fixmbr & fixboot and still nothing.

Its really strange because whenever it doesn't detect my hard drive I usually just turn it off and turn it on repeatedly and after a couple of times it all of a sudden detects it and boots. So the only way to use my laptop is to have it on constant standby because if it resets then.... no hard drive=no boot. Which is what happened recently and now I'm stuck with a very expensive paperweight. Oh yea I've tried formatting , clean installed windows and updated to the latest bios. I'm thinking of zeroing out the hard drive.. dunno if that'll do anything. The drive isn't even conviently located in a hard drive bay like most laptops. I'm running out of options.

So in conclusion ..My failed efforts:
-updated bios
-reformatted & clean... Read more

A:Laptop hard drive "rarely" detected

you're hdd may be failing.. backup your data now and find out the make of your hdd (seagate, maxtor etc) then download their driver diagnostic utility.

writing 0's may/may not help, but if you're hdd is under warrenty send it back (make sure you've taken your stuff off first) and tell tehm to check teh hdd..

otherwise, you may do your own DIY hdd replacement if you feel up to it...
 

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My Dell laptop is displaying this message upon booting up. I have no idea how to start fixing it or figuring out whether it is fixable.

My dell charger is worn out, and the computer has not recognized it -- it still gets power to the computer, but the computer does not recognize it as a dell charger, and therefor I can run the computer on AC power but it cannot charge. I haven't needed to use my laptop out of my house in awhile so I haven't really worried about it, but can the fact that the battery has been totally drained for awhile (about a week, I think -- and totally drained, if I unplug the charger it turns off immediately) have something to do with it? I have it on a working charger right now trying to revive the battery, but the battery light is not on so I don't think it's even charging.

If trying to charge it doesn't help, what do I do? I can still run setup and the boot menu but I have no idea what to do when running these.
 

A:HDD Error - "Internal Hard Drive not detected"

"My dell charger is worn out, and the computer has not recognized it"...

Your post is confusing. Are you talking about the AC adapter (charger) here? If the charger isn't being recognized by the laptop, how is the charger able to power the laptop?

The laptops internal battery is probably dead. They don't last forever. What about this " HDD Error - "Internal Hard Drive not detected"...?"

This means that there is something seriously wrong with the hard drive. This hard drive stores all your data, pictures, email and Operating System
 

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Greetings everyone.
Last Tuesday when I turned my computer on, I got the message ďA disk read error occurred, press crtrl+alt+delete to restartĒ. Since then I have been searching online for a way to get my computer back up & running.
The specs of my computer:

Dell Inspiron 9100 Notebook
Windows XP Pro SP3
P4 @ 3.2 Ghz w/ Hyper Threading
1 gb Memory
160 gb Western Digital PATA/IDE HD
(Replaced original 80 gb HD in May 08 b/c too small)
Removable internal DVD/CD-RW drive (& a removable internal floppy disk)
Purchased in Oct. 04.

When I installed the new HD back in May, I used Apricorn EZ Gig II & the included HD enclosure to copy the contents of the old HD onto the new one.

I first ran the onboard Dell diagnostics; it did a full system scan (from the processor to the memory to the HD) it told me everything was fine.
I then ran the WD hard drive utility from a floppy disk. I ran both the quick & full tests and it told me there were no problems.

Since the HD seems to be alright, Iíve been wondering if something has corrupted the Master Boot Record. I do my best to keep my system in check; security-wise I run Norton 360 2.0 & Ad-Aware 2008 (thereís more I can do though, I know). I donít think it could be malware, but who knows.

Anyways, Iíve tried booting from my Windows CD to get to the Recovery Console or do a repair installation, but things hit a snag. The drive spins up & I get a message telling me setup is preparing files, but then the scr... Read more

A:Windows XP "Disk Read Error Occurred" Problem, difficulty in resolving...

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When am starting my Pc am getting pop menu every time saying that "windows No disk,,,There is no disk in the drive.please insert a disk into the drive."
When am scaning with Hijack This,I got this Log file.Please help me how to solve this and which files i have to fix it.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:31:04 PM, on 1/29/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllChache\Empty.jpg
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllChache\Blank.doc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllChache\Zero.txt
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllChache\Hole.zip
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllChache\Unoccupied.reg
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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A:"Windows -No Disk" pop up menu virus problem

Hi,

Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this do following, please.
Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds file to run the tool.
When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

 

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Customer dropped off a laptop telling me that his Windows upgrade had failed.

It's a new HP DV6 that had Vista pre-installed on it.

I've taken a look at it, and there's a "Windows.old" folder on the root of C:, which is of course a back up of all his data.

There's also a batch file inside the folder with the following inside of it:
"REM Dummy file for NTVDM"

I'm wondering if there's a way to "continue" the upgrade / merging process? He has asked me to re-install all of his software the way he had it... So i'm hoping there's an easier way to continue where he left off.

I know Win7 creates a "Windows.old" folder when upgrading from XP... Not sure why one was created for a Vista to Win7 upgrade though.

A:Fixing a laptop, "windows.old" folder

How to restore a Windows 7-based computer to a previous Windows installation by using the Windows.old folder

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Hi there,
i have this issue with my computer where i have two hard drives, both are detected in bios, but when i get into windows xp i can only access one of them, as only on of them is showing up in my computer. While in device manager it shows up that both hard drives are connected :/
in my task bar i have safely remove hardware which also gives me the option to safely remove both harddrives...
this problem occured when i tried to create a raid setup, but midway into the installation when i needed to use a floppy disk, i found out that an external usb floppy drive couldnt be used... so i just installed it the normal way, and boom ive got this problem.
im running windows xp pro, with an asus a8n-slideluxe motherboard and two seagate 120gb sata drives, plugged into the non raid slots on the mobo.
If you have any suggestions or solutions could you please post them.
Thankyou
 

A:Hard drive "semi" detected :P

Also, you cant raid the drive that windows is on!!!!!
 

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I don't know what is my problem because is not the first time that usb external hard drive is working fine until get damage and said " it need to be formatted " and lost all the INFO because I have to format again the disk to be usefull. Also it is not the same hard disk.

A:Why USB external hard disk show now " The disk need to be formatted"

Hi Elnene,

I am actually having the same issue regarding a spare external drive and Windows 7. The drive works perfectly on XP and Wii but the second I plug it into my laptop (windows 7) **YOU NEED TO FORMAT......** This is not an option! I have searched the internet far and wide - there are a few fixes that have worked for some but unfortunately not me. I also noticed that NONE / NO ONE / NOT ONE Windows 7 'Help sites' that have Windows 7 'gurus' have bothered to EVER answer this rather common problem. There are threads older than 4 years that have never been answered and I see your thread is already 4 weeks old... Sad really.

I CAN'T BELIEVE MicroSoft can't help regarding this issue???????????????????

In this time I hope you have come right!!!
Kind regards
Eldin Mc

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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I have run webroot antivirus with antispyware, several times. Every time I do, it finds the same virus (sometimes others with similar names). This is from the latest scan:

Mal/EncPk-CZ
Troj/FakeAle-FK

and some cookies. However often I quarantine them, they reappear on the next scan and I also can't get the desktop to go back to its normal appearance, it's gone white with a big warning (as above) and refers to:

win32/adware.virtumonde
win32/privacyremover.M64

having been detected on my computer.

I have gone through the 5 steps.

This is the active scan log:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-08-21 18:37:14
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 13
SUSPECTS: 1
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Webroot AntiVirus with AntiSpyware 5.8.1.55 Yes Yes
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A:Can't get rid of "Troj/FakeAle-FK" and "Warning! Spyware detected on your Computer!"

Hi Henry


Disable SpySweeper's realtime protection. Open Spysweeper and click on Options
Choose Program Options and uncheck
load at windows
startup
.
On the left click
shields
and then uncheck everything.
Uncheck
home page shield
.
Uncheck
automatically restore default without notification
.
Exit the program.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:
Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

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Hi there,

Well, the message I get it pronounced above in the title. I know a little bit about computers, but I don't know how to get into DOS, BIOS, etc when I don't have a start menu to do so. I read some other threads and they seemed to have useful information, but I would need further explanation. Also - I hooked my HD into another computer to see if it would work, it did, booted up, everything. Also, when I went into Boot Setup or something - blue screen and the only thing I could do when hooked into my computer - it doesn't show any options for booting - it says select from the list - but how do I do that when there's nothing in the list? Oh please do help me as this computer is my main source for writing.

Thanks,
Jimmy
 

A:Problem: "Disk Boot Failurs, Insert System Disk and Press Enter"

If you're running a HP what it's asking for is your System Restore Disk. Meaning the HP OS that came with your system. Finding Bios in HP are generally simultaneously with Start button on casing F1 or F11. If neither key works then try F2 and or the Delete button. Making sure each key is pushed as you boot up.
Once your in Bios use the arrow keys to scroll up and down your bios - the enter key once on the various listing in menu until you find your boot sequence listings. In general plus and minus are used to change the sequence. CDrom HD and floppy is the correct setting. But with your Restore Disk from HP it might not even require all that.
Pop it is and Boot up and see if it works. Then try the Bios sequence if you can get there, the F10 to save and enter making sure your CD with the OS is in your CDRom when you do.
Let us know as things go...Jazz
Sounds like you've either lost your OS or you've lost your HD.
 

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