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Computer crashed. No operative system.

Q: Computer crashed. No operative system.

I think one of my children happend to step on my computer. So now it's black and want me to install a operative system. I used to have windows 10. It also tells me that: SMART Check: Not Installed, Long DST: Not Installed. My question is:1. Cant I save my computor and reinstall windows 10 somehow.2. The screen is black, how can I reach the reinstallation button?3. I have no dvd with Windows 10.4. Is there any chance to wake my computer up??

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Preferred Solution: Computer crashed. No operative system.

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A: Computer crashed. No operative system.

Eubj Sorry, but we have no access to your PC, so we have no way of knowing what damage was done, and have (as a result) no way to answer your question of how salvageable it is. We need to know if your PC came with Win10 preinstalled or if you upgraded it from a prior OS, and if so, the version of the prior OS. All we can do from here is provide some troubleshooting steps you can take. First thing I would do is try to follow these directions to confirm the hard drive is OK: Testing a Hard Disk from the BIOS | HP® Customer Support If the hard drive failed, you would have to replace it and order HP Recovery Media to restore your PC to working conditions, and until you have that done, there is little value in testing anything else. If the hard drive did not fail, here are some troubleshooting steps you should try:HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) | HP® Customer SupportBlack Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boot | HP® Customer Support In terms of Win10 install media, you can make a DVD or USB stick from this link: Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help NOTE: Be sure to select the SAME version of Win10 that was running on your PC. When downloading from the original PC, the tool knows what version to select, but since you'll be downloading using a different PC, it has no way of knowing that. IF you download a different version, it will NOT activate. If you're not able to run ANY diagnostics because you can't wake the laptop, then your only recourse will be to send or take it to an HP Service Center to have them troubleshoot it -- and it the laptop is not under warranty, that can be very expensive! Here's information on the Service Centers: HP Notebook PCs - Using a Certified HP Service Center to Repair a Notebook PC | HP® Customer Support Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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I just bought an HP Pavilion AU035NL. I would like to install the Ubuntu operating system without giving up Windows 10. Can I make the partition or should I install a virtual machine? 

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hello im not native english speaker so ill try to explain this simple two months ago i instaled win 10 in my computer but something went wrong and the partition with the saved archives (DISK D) was gone and i only had 1 disk. the D partiton was deleted and i lost all my archives i tried to fix it and i saw a video tutorial showing me how to recover with testdisk so i did everything they told me to do
You Tube



and i rebooted my pc as soon as the asus logo dissapeared the pc showed me a message saying no operative system was found please press ctrl+alt+del to reboot now i dont know what to do pls help me

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Hai,

I'm really desesperate to figure this problem out. My computer keeps shouting down without even a simple warning. The BIG problem is none other than this: My exames are aproaching like real fast and me and my colegues are all using our school PC's and whatnot. I've already formated it but the problem is still there though!

Error Message:

C:\DOCUME~1\Margem\DEFINI~1\Temp\WER8533.dir00\Mini110708-10.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Margem\DEFINI~1\Temp\WER8533.dir00\sysdata.xml

What can I do?
 

A:Operative System Problems

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Hi everybody. I have a friend (currently working an another country, it makes things difficult) that has bought a computer from Lenovo but we are unsure of how to install a operative system, it didn't come with a cd or anything.Typically, is a Windows 10-Product key included? There's no note on the computer itself that speaks of it. Do we have to buy a Windows 10 License separately? Is a CD or USB invariably necessary? If it's included, how do we find out what it is?  Regards

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Hi!
I bought an Acer Notebook Aspire 5546 for a couple of weeks ago and yesterday got this message when I tried to start up my computer:
"Error loading operative system..."

I tried with Alt+F10 and the computer seemed to be starting, the Windows files loading and after a while a message came up "Please wait a moment...". I waited for several hours nothing happened..

Please, help what should I do? I have not a restore disc or Vista cd... stupid enough...

And I reported to Acer but still didn't get any answers yet. The computer is still in warranty.

//i

A:error loading operative system on Acer

Hi ilevoi and welcome to Vista Forums

Since this is a relatively new laptop (only a couple of weeks old), it shouldn't really have this sort of problem. Check the manual to see if you can restore your laptop from the built-in recovery partition (you will need to press a sepcific key during POST). If you have success with this, then, before you install any other programs, create a system restore disk using the in-built utility (again refer to the manual for instructions on how to do this). If, despite trying that, your laptop still fails to operate properly then return it to where you bought it.

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Hello friends. Let me tell you what happened. In my laptop currently I have two discs. One HDD 1TB and a SSD 256GB. Before having my SSD drive my laptop used windows 8.1 in the HDD drive, where I initially had two partitions one for windows and another one for documents and data. When I bought my SSD drive I installed windows 8.1 on it to test it and I was using my computer with both of these operating systems normally. I had always planned for cleaning my HDD drive and just leave it as a drive for Data and run windows 8.1 installed in the SSD.
To complete one school assigment I installed Linux Ubuntu 14.04. However, to do so I created a new partition of 105 GB from the free space I had in the HDD drive and installed it there. It worked fine with no problems, but at that time I had three Operating Systems in my laptop which was a waste of space. My HDD drive had a lot of partitions, so I deleted all the partitions that didnt have my data including the original Windows 8.1 and the EFI partition, which I know now it is used for botting everything. Hence, in that disc the only thing left was two partitions Ubuntu and my data.

Now nothing works, none of my OS boots. My SSD drive has Windows installed but it does not have anyh bootloader. My HDD drive has linux installed but the grub doesnt work either. I tried to fix using some softwares I checked on the internet called Supergrubdisk and Rescatux but nothing has worked. Please help me with this problem I want to get the EFI pa... Read more

A:No Operative System boots. I deleted EFI Partition

How to create the missing EFI System partition. -> link

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I was attempting to overclock my dell xps 630i to 3,2 ghz, that i had upgraded to windows7 not so long ago. but as i rebooted it the fan went loud, and the screen was blank. when i rebooted it again, i got a screen that said:

Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Copyright (C) 1984-2007, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

Floppy disk(s) fail (40)
Setting has failed to POST
System is using default settings for this POST attempt.
Press F1 to continue, F2 to enter SETUP to adjust OC/OV settings.

then i pressed F1, and it said: Missing operative system.
i rebooted the computer again (i have to do it two times for anything to appear on the screen)

This time i chose to enter SETUP.
In BIOS i reset all the changes to default, but the problem is still not solved.

How can i access my computer again?
- And is there anyway that does not involve losing all the files stored on the hard drive?

Please reply to this post, Thank you.

A:Floppy disk (s) failiure, missing operative system.

and welcome to the Forum

How did you overclock?? Dells do not generally allow that. In BIOS, after resetting to defaults, disable the floppy disc and set the first boot device to Hard Drive.

If push comes to shove, you can take the drive out and temporarily attach to a working pc to salvage files . . it works best if you attach to the secondary channel, the one with the CD/DVD drives.

How to slave a hard drive: http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecente...ve-hard-drive/

You may have to take ownership of the files first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421

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Hi and regards, im new to the forum, and theres a problem when I try to boot my computer,I was using my computer as usual and suddenly it shut down.
Whenever i try to start it it wont go pass the boot menu it says windows is starting and it shows a blue screen.

Im using windows ultimate 7
service pack 1 here are some pictures refering my problem.

Error http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4889/img5844a.jpg
computer information http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3462/img5847r.jpg
Safe mode http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7776/img5849h.jpg

Im able to start in safe mode but even on safe mode you can notice it quite well due the camera but some red frames that appear all over the screen, not many but a quite of them.

Thank you!

A:[SOLVED] Blue screen of death, cannot boot operative system

Welcome to TSF,

Your BSOD is related to a nVidia graphics card. Some say that certian versions of nvlddmkm.sys have issues with Windows7.

You will want to start by getting updated drivers, and see if that fixes your Blue Screen issues.

Also make sure there is no dust build up around the fan.

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I am using my laptop because my desktop CRASHED. I was getting redirected then all of a sudden I got a black screen so I shut off my computer. When I tried to reboot the computer The computer says Intel, and says BIO and something else in the right-hand corner then: Black Screen with the following message...
0 bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key. I rebooted my commputer with my Windows XP disk that came with the computer. I went through the following Windows Setup, it indicated it was loading various files when finally I got to a set up screen and clicked on R for Recovery Console and thats when I received this message: The path or file specified is not valid next line was the following :\>

No C: drive was specified so I contacted you guys... please help

A:Re Directed then System (Computer) Crashed

Sounds like your hard drive may have failed.
Can you see your hard drive in the BIOS settings?
Is "AHCI" enabled in the BIOS?
Is you hard drive SATA?

If you can give me a little more info to go on, I might be able to point you in the right direction.

Even if your hard drive has failed or is failing, all is not lost...
Do not make any further changes to your hard drive until you can determine it's condition, otherwise it could make data recovery more difficult, if in fact this is a hardware failure.

ATGUNWAT

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my computer crashed and I was trying to do a system recovery by pressying f11 but it then says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I have a compaq. the model number CQ61z-400

if anyone could please help me I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

A:Computer Crashed..System Recovery Failing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jennvanessa


my computer crashed and I was trying to do a system recovery by pressying f11 but it then says "no bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"

I have a compaq. the model number CQ61z-400

if anyone could please help me I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!


Hi and welcome.

Have you gone to the HP/Compaq website and followed some ofthe triubleshooting ideas for hard drive errors?

LINK

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last night I was doing reserach for a school project. I went to windows explorer and it went all white, saying it was not responding. I powered of then powered back on my computer, and it reccomended that I run system repair. I tried to run it, but it gets to the screen and just shoes a cursor and a black background. I let it sit overnight thinking it would take a while, I woke up and it hadn't changed. I tried running Windows normally but it just gets to the starting Windows screen and wuts there. What do I do?

A:Explorer crashed, restarted computer, cant run system repait

robbysaye,
Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

BOOT TO SAFE MODE ? Power down your computer.
? Power up your computer.
? IMMEDIATELY?Start tapping the SPACEBAR
? When the Windows Boot Manager screen appears,
Press the F8 key
? The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.
? Using the down arrow key, highlight Safe Mode
? Press the ENTER key.

In shorthand,
PowerUp | Spacebar until Windows Boot Manager
| F8 | Safe Mode | ENTER

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-09-2015
Ran by roger casadejus (administrator) on ROGER-PM2S (09-09-2015 14:51:16)
Running from C:\Users\Roger Casadejus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: roger casadejus (Available Profiles: Roger & PM2S & roger casadejus)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: Español (España, internacional)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Alps Electric Co., Ltd.) C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\HidMonitorSvc.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\Allway Sync\Bin\SyncService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome Remote Desktop\45.0.2454.17\remoting_host.exe
(Cisco Systems, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome Remote Desktop\45.0.2454.17\remoting_host.exe
(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe
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A:Combofix crashed my computer deleting system files!!

Greetings exabyte666 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter prob... Read more

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So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

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So I have a new computer that I need to transfer files to. I have a complete file system backup. The old computer had Office 2013 Student edition. Is there anyway I can get a copy of 2013 Student and somehow pull the activation code or files from the old computers file system backup?

A:Computer crashed. Have backup of complete file system. Any way to recover Office

 
I have a complete file system backup.

 
Is this a back-up - in that you copied over the fiies and folders you wanted to protect - or is it clone of the drive ?  If it's a clone you should just be able to reinstate it on the new computer. If it is a file copy back-up then it will not contain the keys you are looking for as they are stored in the registry to the best of my knowledge.
 
Can you not just re-install Office 2013 from whatever media you installed it before, it will have the authentication key on or with it ?  Unlike Windows you can install MS Office on as many computers as you have a licence for. If it is a single use licence you can move it from one computer to another so long as it is uninstalled from the previous one.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi, I love this site and you guys have helped me so much, so first of all, thank you!

Now the bad news.... I got the WIndows Vista Repair virus about a month ago on my Acer PC. At first, it ran all of those warning messages and then it shut down the computer and reloaded as what appeared to be a completely wiped computer. The only icon on the desktop was the Windows Vista Repair. I tried to find programs by searching for a few minutes before trying to shut down (which the virus had also made me incapable of doing), and resorting to popping out the battery to shut it down. I restarted in safe mode with networking and tried to get on this site, but even in safe mode my browser was auto-redirecting me to sales sites. By following instructions for removal on this site, and downloading programs onto a flash drive from a different computer, I was able to get my computer in working order again, although it would still, at times, randomly shut down my internet browser (and the process and amount of time I spent getting it just to that state of operation was ridiculous, much worse than any virus I've EVER had...I can explain what all happened and the steps I took if necessary). A couple of weeks later, I left my computer on while I went to a friend's house for the night, and when I came back in the morning I couldn't get it to unfreeze. I shut it down and for the next two days, every time I tried to turn it on it would just run on a loop, booting up part of the way bu... Read more

A:Computer now completely crashed; started with a WIndows Vista Recovery virus, fixed it, then a couple weeks later it crashed :(

Hello, can you please let me know what version of Windows this is?

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I have an Emachines E725. The other
day it  fatally crashed. I don't have the recovery discs because everything came preloaded. I found a site that helped me get the same edition of windows 7 that I had but my key does not work when I try to
register it. How can I get the correct (legal) copy of the OS when the Emachines company has went out of business?

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I have first been getting these problems when I downloaded Comodo IS Pro. Apparently when I approached them for help,the technician did not reply to me after telling me to install.

Thus I did a system restore and the computer could load in normal mode(however the screen,etc loaded slow like hell.)

Yesterday, I downloaded comodo firewall and something familiar appeared

From Problem Reports and solution, these are the service that crashed:

4X svchost.exe
1X lsm.exe
1X sandboxie.exe
1X wininit.exe

But guard32.dll from comodo is the module causing it according to Problem Reports and Solution, but anyone knows why and how to solve it?

A:Svchost crashed, windows start up crashed, local session manager crashed

Have you tried uninstalling Commodo to see if it is causing the problem?

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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I was recently helped by Jack & Jill in another forum.

www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic410391.html/page__p__2341595__fromsearch__1#entry2341595

I received clearance from the Malware forum to create this post.

After my topic was closed, I installed the updated Windows Vista Service Pack (the one I had was outdated). Upon completion of update my system crashed. I cannot even run System Restore (it never reaches completion).
When I try to start my computer I get the following message:
!!0xc0000034!! 185/49206 (program_files_windows_nt_tabletextservice_...)

Unfortunately I do not have any recovery CDs. Any help is greatly appreciated,
Maureen

A:System Crashed - Unable to utilize System Restore

Can you start up in safe mode?

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Once again I made the mistake of installing Adaptec (Roxio) Easy CD-Creator. This is the program from Hell! Anyway, I had it functioning properly on my Windows XP Pro, but it became hobbled, so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. In the process, it turns out that NEITHER of my CD-ROM drives (Hitachi DVD-ROM GD-5000 and Sony CD-RW CRX140E) is functioning. They show a yellow exclamation mark, with the prompt "Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device (code 41)."
I have been troubleshooting all evening.
1) I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers; it said that while the drivers were reinstalled, there was a problem which might not make the device work properly.
2) I uninstalled Easy CD-Creator. Still would not recognize the two drives.
3) I reinstalled Easy CD-Creator, avoiding installing of CD-Direct and upgrading to version 5.3.5.10. Still no go!
4) I went through the Troubleshooting help.
5) I searched (in vain) for a driver update for the Hitachi drive--this was an exercise in frustration!
6) I tried to do a System Restore. It went through it but upon reboot, it said that it was unsuccessful and no changes had been made!

I am at wit's end and very, very nervous about this situation! What can I do? Please, please don't say I have to reinstall Windows. I have holding my breath that this, the best PC tech forum on the Internet in my opinion, won't fail me. It never has before. I would ... Read more

A:Neither DVD-ROM Nor CD-RW Drives Operative!

In device manger, uninstall the drive(s). Reboot and Windows should detect them.

Error 41 means Windows simply cannot see the drives are there.
 

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When I turn my computer on it detects and reads my DVD-ROM over and over again indefinitely but doesn't execute Windows Xp on my hard drive. Before the computer went AWOL the last time the computer went well there was an error message, at the bottom of the screen that said
'CMOS check sum error Backup CMOS'
After which it showed LANPARTY NF4 on the screen before it initiated Windows.
Things went downhill after that.
The system would take up to 15 minutes before I get the Windows screen.
Everything froze on my screen when I used my mouse, after 6 minutes I started and had to reboot.
Will I have to replace my motherboard or do I have to format and reinstall the harddrive?

AMD64 S939 DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D PCIE
AMD ATHLON64 X2 3800+ 2.00G/2000/512K/S939
1G RAM
SATA2 160.0G Western Digital
ASUS DVD-ROM 16X DVD-E616
ASUS PCIE GF6 Extreme N6600GT 256M HDTV
Windows XP home edition

A:Non Operative Startup

Hi zod.
It looks like your cmos battery may be done.
To test, reboot your system.
On the screen you'll see a message to press "Del" or "Delete" to enter setup.
If you want, just start rapidly tapping the delete key immediately after reboot.
Once in set up, on the main screen, you should see a "Load Optimized Defaults" option.
Use your arrow keys to get there.
Once highlighted, hit your enter key and then type "Y" for yes when prompted to save.
Exit setup and continue the boot proccess. (Do not power down the system to exit setup or restart as you will lose the changes you just made)
If it boots normally plan on a cmos battery.
Just a note but this is a one shot deal. The next time it reboots, you'll get the same problem until you replace the battery.
BTW, if you're using a usb keyboard, you'll need a ps2 instead.

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Have spent more than 4 hours with the HP tech support. Officejet 6500 prints, copies and faxes, but will not scan. Error message says WIA not responding. Any ideas for me?
 

A:WIA and TWAIN not operative

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Hi. This is my first time reaching out for help, since I couldn't find any solutions to my problem.
Pretty straightforward. Got infected (lord knows how, I know my way around well enough to avoid stuff like this) by a trojan. It's targeting my operative memory, making my PC considerably slower; something I already noticed by now, and it's escalating quickly. Infection threat message goes roughly like this:
 

"Operative Memory = powershell.exe(2862) - a Win64/TrojanDonwloader.Agent.w trojan variant"
My antivirus says it's been removed. But every time I run the scanner, it still says I'm infected. Still receiving infection threat notification messages every time I start up Windows. So, I'm quite at a loss here, since I've never been infected by a trojan before and the antivirus won't disinfect it. Some of my specs are:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits, SP1
Core i7-3537U 2.00-2.50 GHz
8GB Ram
ESET NOD32 9
Any help would be appreciated as to what to do. Thanks in advance.

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Less than 6 months ago I was installing Panda Security. After installation I was asked to restart. I did, and at desktop, only the background image was there. No taskbar, no icons. nothing. It also disabled chrome. After a lot of googling I reset the computer to factory settings, and everything got fine.
Two weeks later I installed Ubuntu, recommended by a hacker book (yes I was researching on that stuff).
Also recommended by that book was Backtrack. I installed it, but now it is being very inconvenient having to wait for the pc to run grub so I can select Windows 7.
I want to format C: once again. Will it erase every OS and grub in this computer? (That is my objective).



Thank you.

A:Multiple operative systems - Formatting

Yes...a format wipes the drive clean. I would, if you want to experiment with different OS's, suggest partitioning your HDD and install your experimental OS on the partition for dual boot set up. Or, even better install a 2nd HDD and install your experimental OS on that HDD and use F12 key to bring up the boot menu at the splash screen. If your mobo will allow it. My Asus M4N78 Pro wouldn't allow it but my Gigabyte GA-MA790X does. You might have to enable it in the BIOS.

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Greetings,

apologies if there is an existing thread answering this question but here goes. . .

I have a Dell Latitude laptop and a new 8 GB Kingston flash drive. I run Windows XP SP2 and also Linux Fedora Core 6 on this machine. Normally I do not have problems with my flash drives in either system but recently this new Kingston drive is only recognized in the lower USB port, not in the upper port. This same thing happens on both operating systems, when plugged in to the upper port, the light on the drive blinks for a moment and then goes dark, it is never recognized at all, and there is no error message from the system. It is as if nothing were plugged in. Yet plugging in to the lower port works fine.

Any bright ideas?
 

A:Flash drive not operative in all ports?

The port is dead? Can you use any other devices there?
 

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Most of the USB ports are non operative on upgrading from Vista to Windows 7. I have the Dell Driver and Utilities Disk. The mouse works but printer and flash drive do not work on other ports.

A:Non operative USB ports on Dell Studio 540

Hi Sinchi, Welcome to the forums, Update your chipset driver Drivers and Downloads this one is the only one Icould find It's for Vista ,Install in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode Alternatively you could enter your service tag on Dells' website to see what downloads Dell recommends

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(Windows 8.1)
I have seen a problem quite like this. IE is not my default browser. I uncovered this due to an application that is hard coded top open IE. When I open IE nothing happens. When I enter a url it just sits there like it is not connected to the Internet. No errors, nothing. When I click on the gear everything is grayed out except File, Safety and View compatibility settings. I cannot get into settings. My first thought was corrupted files. I ran SFC /scannow and no errors are reported. Also did a DSIM restorehealth.
I am stumped at this point. I have turned off IE and brought it back to no avail using the Windows Features turn off/on option. If this was any other application I would delete and re-install but this is IE. Any attempt to download and install another version is blocked by MS indicating that it is already installed. Everything appears to be operating just fine except IE. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Steve

A:IE no longer operative. Other browsers work fine.

Have you verified it's not in Offline Mode?

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i changed operative system and i dont know how to re install the modem
i have the cd from intel modem but dont open the driver file,
also i dont know to use the wizard to find the modem, also after the change
of os i cant install my norton systemwoprk and firewall.

is true i have to do a clean install?
 

A:i cant install modem driver after chane of operative s

What os??
If it is xp start/right click my computer/properties/hardware/device manager

click the + for modems/right click update driver/stick the cd in the drive and select install software automatically.

the norton stuff, was it bundled software, if so it may only work on the machine it came with

bookime
 

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crashed drivers and only message appearing F2 set up and f12 to change boot service and keeps switching itself on and off and I cant reload new drivers online and retieve my data.pls help

A:crashed system

i m an windows 7 and cant reload and retieve my info,keeps restarting wih F2 and F12 msgs

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recently i changed my window 7 home premium to ultimate, lost all my programs. my vaio assist button are no longer working and i ve no back up either...kindly assist me

A:system crashed

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

If you did a full reinstall then the new OS may have deleted all of your files.

How did you go about upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate?

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Im not sure what led to it- maybe a virus. The same events occured each time. Programs became very slow, mouse froze, became low on memory(~.5gb) so shut down the system and a couple of error windows came up saying to the effect that $something couldnt be saved. I wasnt saving any files that I knew of. Wouldnt reboot- wouldnt repair-reinstalled windws. the last time a bunch of mp3s were playing so checked all mp3s with AVG and Comodo AV as well as the entire system. Nothing found. This is getting old. but Im getting very fast at building the system Any ideas?
 

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Early today my computer was perfect, then came the disater, I was informed that I needed to install SP1 (vista service pack 1). I did so, and towards the end of the process, it crashed my system, I mean a total, complete crash. There is no windows, no prompt, no curser, just a black screen. No matter how many times I turn my compter on and off, the same black screen is looking back at me. The microsoft website is not helping, they want to charge me to fix a problem caused by their system (dont get me wrong, happy to pay for service). Is there any way I can restore my system without inserting the start up disks again.

Added: While waiting for a reply I have decided that I would have to start over. However, my computer will not even read the discs to start over, there is just nothing. Just black. (3 years ago, I had to start over, it was simple,I just put the manufacturer disks in my disk drive, started the computer, and it wiped everything and started again). Any suggestions would be so much appreciated.

A:SP1 just crashed my system

Hi,

are you using a PC or laptop? When you turn the PC off then back on, do you see the POST screen, i.e. the manufacturer's logo and/or a series of checks denoted by white text on a black screen?

It could be that the PC isn't fully turning off and you're going straight back to the screen you're seeing. If that's the case, remove the power lead from the PC after turning off (or remove the laptop battery), wait 10 seconds then reconnect and power on.

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my system got crashed and I managed to reboot with the cd of Lenovo but its not working as it was so I do like to know that can I get my system's factory settings if yes- how could I get it.
Thank you bon400

A:system crashed

Hello.
Is the system a Dell server? If so, what model, operating system and controller?

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Hello I recently installed suse on my computer and I also have windows xp installed on a seperate partition. Since I am an idiot I was on windows xp and I decided to delete the suse partition trough windows. After I deleted the suse partition, I restarted windows and like ususal it said Grub loading, but I got an error because obviously suse is no longer there, so I put in the win xp disc and tried to repair windows. I thought if I deleted the 956 mb swap partition it would correct the system from trying to load Grub, but it actually made things worse and now I cannot even load the windows xp disc. Now when I try to load the xp disc it says inspecting system configuration then the screen goes blank.........I dont know what to do! Help!
 

A:Help system crashed

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Hello everyone,

While l was formating my Toshiba laptop, the power went out and the system could not continue with the formatting even when it is rebooted.

It comes on showing "NTLDR is missing", press ctrl+alt+Del to restart system.

Please Help.

Daniel

A:Crashed System -XP

Don't know if you have a xp boot disk but if you do you should be able to copy the NTldr file from that to the root windows folder.

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I am running vista on an acer laptop. Last night it crashed. When i turn it on a black screen with safe mode options pops up. I tried that but it starts to load and nothing happens after that. I don't mind if i can't recover any files because all i really had on there was pictures and music.

If there are any tips that could help me out to get my computer up and running again, please let me know.

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I was trying to free up some space and accidentally deleted tons of system files and a bunch of necessary things I have no idea what to do or which system files I deleted. I tried starting it up and it came up with a screen saying Power Saving Mode and then switched to a screen coming up with: SYNTAX in the middle and on the bottom it said: Press TAB to enter post.... and Press DEL to enter setup. I tried the rescue disk but it wouldn't load the CD Drive. Then I went into the BIOS and changed it so it would boot the CD drive first. Nothing happened. WQhenever i turn it on the SYNTAX and Power Saving Mode scxreens just cycle over and over continuously.

I desperately need help. I hope you can help me someway

A:System Crashed

Welcome to BC
Do you have a XP disk?
Mark

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I was working with my "backup" computer.......Win XP SP2 and ran an AVG scan.......anti-rootkits. I removed 5, and one was fixed. Later on I shut down the computer when a storm came through, and about an hour ago powered it back up. Windows will NOT boot up. It continued to recycle, and I am unable to get into SAFE mode, nor will it boot with the last known good settings. I tried "debugging mode", "disable automatic restart on system failure", and "safe mode with networking" (out of desperation), but nothing's working. I do not have a recovery disc, but I do have the OS re-installation disc that came with the computer, plus the SP2 disc I got from Microsoft.What's my next step? Thanks.

A:I Just Crashed My System

I will move this to the Am I Infected forum, where someone will try to assist you.

Louis

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I think that I wiped out some registry files prior to rebooting. Now can not access system, not even open BIOS setup.
Put Win xp pro disc in and rebooted many times, pushing DEL to open BIOS setup, but can not. Only comes up motherboard flash screen.

I really screwed up and have no idea how to access BIOS setup. This is a work machine so in a tight spot.

Any suggestions would be great!

Bob
 

A:HELP! Crashed system.

What were you doing to your computer before this happened? Where you flashing the BIOS?
 

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My windows vista crashed for no apparent reason and it will continuously direct me to a black screen with an option to continue normally or launch startup repair.

Normal startup doesn't work, and the repair gives me the message "cannot repair this computer automatically". I send the info to microsoft and it gave me no options to fix it

And although I have attempted the repair several times already, for some reason it says number if repair attempted:1

Root cause found:
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Startup Repair has tried several times but can still not determine the cause of the problem."

Root cause found:
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Unknown bugcheck: Bugcheck 7f. Parameters = 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0.

Repair action: system restore
Result completed successfully

Note this is the results from 2 separate occations

I have tried System restore to an older date but it did not work

I have tried safe mode, did a dskchk with /f but didn't do anything

Unfortunately I have made no backup

Also, the windows came with the computer so I don't have any disks or anything

A:System crashed please help!!

I am no expert,but the same thing happened to me with my laptop in October. I called my computer manufacturer's tech service and we went through most of the F8 options and none of them worked except for the options under recovery manager: I had a choice of full factory recovery or recovery with automatic data backup and I chose recovery with automatic data backup. Because I chose recovery with backup,I retained all of my files. I don't know if your computer has that option or not. But,if all else fells you may be able to do that.

There are probably other things you can do first. Other people with more knowledge than me might have other suggestions,I'm sure.

Good Luck!

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First off, thanks to everyone ahead of time for helping me!

Alright, so I just moved to a new house and hooked my computer up to the internet for the first time on the new IP. I was on for just a few minutes when I got a "Send error report" saying that "the system has recovered from a serious error". When I go to click anything, I get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!! Now it happens everytime within a couple of minutes when I load my desktop. Now I don't really think it has anything to do with a different IP or anything like that, but I've been messing around with other forums for days now and still haven't been able to fix this problem so I decided to jump in the forums and post my own thread and just hope I can get this fixed.

A:My system crashed, please help!

Hopefully the computer wasn't dropped when you moved from house to house. Also hopefully the computer was packed up right and didn't get banged around inside the truck or whatsover.

One thing you can do is to check the HDD for any errors. Go to the manufacturer's website of the hard-drive and download the latest diagnostics utility. Then put the program onto a CD, boot the computer to the CD, and test HDD for any errors. If there are any errors, then it's time to backup your files ASAP.

Another thing you can do is to perform a windows repair on your computer and hopefully windows repair will fix the problem.

Also try reseating computer parts. Reseat the videocard, cpu, and memory sticks and make sure they are on the motherboard tight.

You can also perform a check disk repair. Go into my computer and right click on the C: drive. Then choose properties and then click on the tools menu. Click on "check now" on the error-checking section and then make sure the two boxes are checked. Click on start and reboot your computer and let check repair do it's thing.

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My laptop crashed, system 32 not found/corrupted, i bought a boot cd ( not realising i had one supplied with the laptop). The bought disc then reloaded xp pro, so no files, no office programs. When i did find the right disc and press f8 on start up i have 3 windows xps to choose from bottom is the corrupted one middle is the clean version and an incomplete one. When i load the correct boot cd it states i do not have enough ram memory, can i delete the top 2 xps? I just want to get back to the corrupted version and give the original boot cd another try.

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crashed drivers and only message appearing F2 set up and f12 to change boot service and keeps switching itself on and off and I cant reload new drivers online and retieve my data.pls help

A:crashed system

i m an windows 7 and cant reload and retieve my info,keeps restarting wih F2 and F12 msgs

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Hiiiiiiiiii all

My XP.system have been crashed , I was doing some particular updates and when it done and reboot the system I can not log in to the XPsystem .

I have two systems in my device the other one is ubuntu , as we know when I turn on the device the system Give me a suggestions to select which system I want so I choose windows but the problem is the system again restart from it self and it still do that just with xp but it okay with linux , I think I need to delete the files of current updates but how can I log in to windows ?

- I can not reach to the welcome screen
- Safe mood as normal mood , which mean it still restart
- I lost the CD's of system

A:My XP.system have been crashed

From the Advanced Options Menu choose Disable automatic restart on system failure instead of Safe Mode.
Post the lines under the Technical Information section, the Stop code and any file names it mentions.

Do you know which updates you were installing?
If you were installing the KB977165 update, and have the version before MS added code to check for the presence of a rootkit, that could be the cause. Installing the update on an infected system causes blue screens or restarts.

Check the Windows partition for this folder:
WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB977165$
If present, check in the spuninst subfolder for the spuninst.txt file

The spuninst.txt file contains the commands that the Recovery Console would use to uninstall the update. It's a list of Delete and Copy commands to delete the new files, and restore the old version. The last command makes a copy of the spuninst.txt file named spuninst.tag so that Windows Update will know it's been removed.

You can do each command from Ubuntu if you don't have an XP CD.
If you have access to a Vista/Win 7 DVD or can download one of the Vista/Win 7 Recovery Environment CDs, I have a batch file that can uninstall the update as well.

Vista Recovery Environment CD
64 bit Vista
32 bit Vista
Win 7 Recovery Environment CD

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Ok....Everyone has the right to say "I told ya so!" I have read the posts about the freaking SP2 monstor. I tried to take all the necessary precautions such as getting rid of any spyware and uninstalling my adaware and spybot programs before downloading SP2. Now this is what happened...I restarted after downloading and my system does four things...1. displays the microsoft XP load page for 6 seconds. 2. Blank screen for 16 seconds. 3. HP logo on blue screen for 4 to 6 seconds. 4. Blank screen for 6 seconds amd then loops back to the microsoft XP load page. I have contacted MSN support about this and was told that I have to call their SP2 support that has a different number and hours that they work. So I am on my daughters computer posting this dire request for help while waiting the time to pass for the freaking peeps at MSN to get their sorry butts to work. And to thing that regular support suggested that I call HP for help at $35.00 an hour! Told MSN that they would get the bill and for that I was promptly hung up on! Ok Mr. Bill Gates; I got a bone to pick with you!
~diver~
 

A:[Solved] System crashed by SP2

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