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Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

Q: Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

Hi
I'm trying to make my own advanced theme (Custom window textures and stuff) but I can not find the .dll and .exe files that contain the graphics I wish to change. Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I do not want a program to do this for me like windowblindes.

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Preferred Solution: Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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

A: Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

There are many .dll, .exe, etc. that control the look of Windows, post some screenshots of the areas you would like to change either highlighting them or use arrows to point at the areas.

Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Jerry

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I scanned system files by using cmd it came like this: 

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  0 downloads
 
i cant able to post log details this site shows: post is long.

A:What are the files are responsible for reboot loop after windows 7 logo?

What are the files are responsible for reboot loop after windows 7 logo?
 
i mean right after windows 7 logo loading, system reboots. but what are the files are responsible for this thing? 

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I have 3 programs that stopped working, they will not load up, and I believe that The latest Windows updates are responsible. These programs are Inworldz Beta Viewer, Imprudence Viewer, and Second Life Viewer. They have always worked fine for me until Wednesday when suddenly none of them would load up. The next day, Windows 7 didn't want to load up. I had to restart the computer a couple of times before it did.

I have tried system restore, but it fails every time. I tired sfc/scannow command, but it doesn't find anything. Avast antivirus doesn't find any threats, although it finds some "warnings" that it won't seem to do anything about. I can upload an image of those warnings if it would help. Malewarebits doesn't find anything.

The only thing that has changed on my computer that I'm aware of since Wednesday, when Inworldz was working, was Windows installed some updates. So I'm guessing that caused the problems.

I have been advised elsewhere that I should do a Windows 7 Repair, but the process sounds confusing as heck. A complete clean reinstall of Windows 7 sounds easier. But, regardless, if the problem was caused by Windows updates, wouldn't the problem just return when Windows updates itself again after I've done all of that? That's a lot of work only to have the problem return.

I noticed that these 3 programs have log folders. They might keep crash files if someone can make sense of them. I might be able to upload the log files if th... Read more

A:3 programs stopped working, I think Windows updates are responsible

I've replied in your other thread as well. You might try System Restore in Safe Mode, and see if that will work (SR has never been reliable for me)

Safe Mode

You might hold off on the Repair Install, but it is pretty straight forward. If you can Clean Install, you can do a Repair Install

Repair Install

IF it was caused by Windows Updates, the System Restore may be your easiest fix, if you can get it to work.

A Guy

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Hi all,
I have had incredimail for the past few weeks and suddenly my pc is having big problems. Sometimes it will not load everything when it is booting up, sometimes it just freezes completely. Also when I run windows media player it freezes too. Any ideas of whether it could be incredimail or anything else? Have scanned with AVG and also symantec scanner, and nothing found.
Many thanks in anticipation.
 

A:Could incredimail be responsible??

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Hello,

I've had a number of issues the past two weeks and my most recent one is CPU spiking. At first it seemed to be Firefox because it was floating from 80 - 90 and using almost 100%. When I closed and reopened its stopped, but I then I had random spikes from 30 - 100, but cannot figure out what the cause is; even after 20 minutes of watching the processes. Any know what that might be?

Thanks
 

A:CPU Spike but I don't see the process responsible

Might try this program. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx
 

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Hello....

...Perhaps you are copying a 14 GIG file (not actually applicable) ....more or less.... within/on the same hard drive. That will take some effort and time. What component is responsible for its speed in doing so.

My guess is the GHtz of the motherboard.

Hey...I had to find out from our wonderful group that the upload of attached files in e-mails was a function of your ISP.......

Somehow I do not think that I am getting any better.....ANY useful links would be greatly appreciated........

As always.....Thanks!!!!!

A:What Component Of The System Is Responsible.........

Since this sounds very much like a school type question. You also ask for links to support the answer so you can add them as resource when you answer this question.

I'll answer it this way. There are multiple factors that control the speed of file transfer. Processor speed is not the major factor. But I'll say this, one of the major factors that affects file transfer speed on a HDD is the quantity of HDD cache.

The rest you'll have to google. And you'll find a lot of information and some links you can honestly say you found on your own.

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Part of our strategy to do the right thing for our teenage offspring is to try and limit the amount of time they spend glued to the computer screen playing online games etc. We've tried parental management functions in our router to put time limits on IP leases but it turns out our isp has disabled those functions in the router. So I've tried setting up user accounts with password access. Waste of time because a 2 second search of Google finds 15 ways to circumvent account passwords. I know there must be a way to lock it down so the devious little blighters can't discover the passwords. I also want to know how to block access to a certain IP address so they can't log in to the router and find or change the Wi-Fi password. Can somebody give me some pointers at all?
Thanks in advance
Pete

A:Struggling to be a responsible parent

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Set time restrictions to block web access during designated times
Configure custom lists for "always allow" and "always block"
Override a web page block with password
Trust the enhanced anti-tampering, even children can't break
View easy reports to monitor and control web activity
Real-time categorization of new adult and malicious sites
Best free parental controls software/internet filter available
Compatible with Windows or Mac machines
Edit: Or use Windows 7 parental controls.  The parental controls do not have a setting for time restrictions on internet access. It only restricts time the computer can be used.

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My Computer:

Dell XPS 400 with DataSafe hard drive, which is supposed to be a combination of
Norton Ghost and a hidden second hard drive (RAID 1), but I do not have Norton
Ghost on my PC, by choice
Intel Pentium D 830 (3GHz)
1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
256MB ATI Hyper Memory
DataSafe 160GB (Secured Storage and Data Recovery Solution)

Intel(R)
Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00Ghz
2.99 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

My System:

Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

My Anti-virus: McAfee SecurityCenter

My Anti-spyware: Webroot Spy Sweeper

Hi.

I do not have Java on my PC because in the past, I caught a very bad virus
or trojan via a fake Java update. Also, I have Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0,
with JavaScript disabled by choice, because I heard somewhere that that
version is less prone to trojan infection and that turning off JavaScript
in Adobe Acrobat is said to be safer.

For about six months, I've had this thing where my PC freezes for between
3 and 20 seconds while I hear a distant high beady sound, like that of the
PC quickly processing something.

For about a month, I've encountered the situation where I sometimes have
to click on something two (and sometimes three or four times) to get it
go. Also, when I click on a folder icon once, in order to rename it, it
opens the folder instead, which is supposed to only happen if I double-click.
And another odd thing is that highlighting text is often tricky, with the... Read more

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Firefox has been having sudden frequent crashes. Internet Explorer shuts down and gives me the message "runtime error." These crashes most often happen on the three main websites we use most frequently (Yahoo, Facebook, and a weather website). There is no warning when the crashes happen.

I've tried all the Firefox crash troubleshooting suggestions, with no satisfactory results. I regularly run scans with Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware Free, and AVG Free. AVG does pick up something called STDRT.EXE whenever I run a Super Mario game that we downloaded. AVG gives me the option of sending to virus vault, or "allowing". I've done both. I'm fairly sure that STDRT.EXE is not the culprit, since we've been playing Mario for a couple months, and the crashes have just happened in the last couple days. I'm no expert of course, which is why I'm here for help. Since the crashes started happening, I have dumped the Mario game onto a cd and uninstalled it from the computer.

I've also tried to do a system restore to a few dates previous to when this problem started, but it says "unable to restore" or something of that nature.....

Thanks for any help you can give.

Here are the scan logs you require:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:49:45 PM, on 8/12/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

A:Is STDRT.EXE responsible for recent crashes?

Windows are also very slow in opening.

When Firefox crashes, up comes Mozilla crash reporter which gives me the option of restarting Firefox or quitting. If I choose to restart then restore session, it brings me to the page that just crashed when I clicked on a link. If I click on the link it will crash again.

On the other hand, sometimes we can browse for quite some time before a crash happens. Very confusing
 

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Well, this is the first time that I have had to post here despite the numerous virus and malware infections I have had to deal with. For the first time the combination of CA AntiVirus and MalwareBytes has failed to clear a problem. CA Antivirus reports an infection of Vundo.CEH in a file "C:\Windows\system32\cyzystno.dll", and I cannot get this file deleted. CA-AV cannot quarintine the file, MWB cannot deal with it, Killbox cannot touch it (Rename function over-ridden by a system process), etc. There are no other viruses detected by the antivirus scan. I come waving my white flag and posting my log file. I consider myself an expert PC user, programmer and system builder, but I confess I am beat. I'm planning on having a backup boot partition from now on to better facilitate the deletion of such files in the future. <sigh>...I remember when Vundo was easy.

Here is the log - I suspect a link with the unnamed BHO entry:
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Greg at 22:43:52.20 on Tue 05/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2710 [GMT -4:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Vundo.CEH Infection - Cannot Delete DLL Responsible

Hi,* Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.In case you already used MBAM previously, please update it before proceeding with the scan. To do this, click the "Update" tab and click the "Check For updates" button.Once the program has loaded and updates were downloaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

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although i have scanned like crazy and found nothing, recently my wife's yahoo profile was hacked/changed by someone else. i was concerned for trojan/keylogger (less likely phishing scam as my wife hasn't done anything like that) and have changed all my important pw's on another offsite computer. however, yesterday IE closed and a new browser window made to look like windows security alert for trojans popped up. it did imitate a win defender-like window which was in fact part of the html as well as a popup yellow box in lower left to imitate win msg popup. Suggestions? i have run malwarebytes, norton, adware, spybot. looked at my hijack log(though i am fairly novice to it, but uploaded for analysis).

i am dl;ing combofix. Any suggestions? i am now also concerned... about identity theft?!?>

A:malware responsible for yahoo hack?

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Combofix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. That's the decision by the creator and we will abide by that decision.Please post the results of your MBAM scan for review (even if nothing was found).To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan log information, launch MBAM.Click the Logs Tab at the top.The log will be named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-date(time).txt
-- If you have previously used MBAM, there may be several logs showing in the list.Click on the log name to highlight it.Go to the bottom and click on Open.The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.Go to Edit and choose Select all.Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version ... Read more

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Hi all,

i have some trouble on my machine with Windows 8.1 (non pro version) - let's call it "server". I just bought new antivirus program with firewall (BitDefender Total Security 2017). On "server" side i have few shares with WebDAV protocol
(on SSL). With firewall off i can easy connect via SSL and map network drives via WebDAV protocol on clients machines. Problem occurs when i turn on firewall from BitDefender. Then i can't connect. So i need to create rule that will pass WebDAV traffic. And
here is a problem - BitDefender software can create rules only for specific *.exe file. I talked with BitdDefender staff about this problem for few weeks for now, but they solve (for now, only 1!) doesn't work and they told me that in that AV i can't open
port for non *.exe file... 

So this is my question - which file (specific exe, application) in Windows 8.1 x64 non pro are responsible for webdav communication on SSL, and where i can find it (path)?  I need to add firewall this exe file with 443 port to work ... I will be very
grateful for any answers ... :)

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Hi, I installed a graphics driver on my pc and after installing this my pc suddenly hangs and sometimes restarts. I installed a new dell 18.5" LED monitor and for this I installed this graphics driver from intel website to get the maximum 1366x768 resolution. Is graphics driver causes this or may I need to upgrade xp sp3?
 
 Please help... got a headache...
 
PC Details:
D845GVSR Board
1.50 GB RAM
2.4GHZ CPU
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Build 2600

A:is graphics driver responsible for window's restart?

1) Of course you should update to SP3.
 
2) If the problem persists after the upgrade, roll back the driver.
 
3) Also make sure you have the latest bios release

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So here is a weird problem, that I probably caused myself. While I had a bluescreen problem I googled several things and tried possible solutions, that was a month ago, so I don't know exactly what I did, and I just started using this computer again.

I think I disabled sideshow or sideshow gadgets. Now, I can't install my Logitech G15 Keyboard anymore (Blue backlight version). It says installed but the program is not on the harddrive and the functionality of the keyboards LCD and media keys is not given. I can use the volume wheel but not play/pause, skip, stop etc. The display also shows no information, just the logitech logo like it does when its not installed. I think I uninstalled the driver/gamepanel software when it gave an error about sideshow. I already tried reenabling it, but that does nothing.

Windows also says a USB driver is not installed, like for the port it seems. Other USB things work fine.

The weird thing is that it doesn't even install the program, it is not in the folder on the HDD, and the install wizard completes in like one second.
Already tried downloading different versions of it, but no luck.

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

So how do I get it working again? What could be the thing causing this? Thankful for everyone trying to help
 

A:Sideshow gadgets responsible for not installing G15 software?

Because your running the keyboard through a USB port it's power consumption is controlled by the CPU. When you plug in the keyboard to the computer it should send a report to the CPU telling it how much power it consumes (max). The controller chip then decides how much of the "pool" of power gets distributed to which device and how much (per cycle).
Rant Simply put in another way - lets say your mother\father sent you out to get a bucket of water every day from the water hole. This hole every day fills up to exactly six litres, you ask the water controller this is my bucket it holds exactly five litres of water may I have this much water please? It would reply yes, but the water controller knows it has others wanting to share the remaining litre so your request gets queued, you still get your five litres per day just not all in one refill.
So what be happening is that there are too many devices trying to consume too much of a single resource. Depending what else you may be using your USB ports for maybe try this drivercleanup thread#post875300 by @LookinAround
 

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Hello,

I have windows 8 installed, so someday Skype stopped working and there was a service preventing it from working, so i went to the safe mode, and copied the names of the services running under safe mode (because Skype worked there like a charm), but after some period i started having some trouble in various things, like file sharing on the network because the service was disabled, and now i cannot add a new device, like the driver of a huawei 3G internet key, or the microsoft virtual pc network driver.
Now im sure it has something to do with a disabled service, but i cant find which one responsible for the driver management.

Thank you.

A:Service responsible for adding/managing drivers

Hey mate,

Why are you sure it has to do with a disabled service?

Can you do a system restore?: System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

If you are disabling services in services.msc, that is a very bad idea...

Sounds like you're heading in this direction... To troubleshoot application conflicts: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I just got a new laptop with Wireless-n. At first, I was able to connect to both home and library wifi. Ever since I used Blackviper to disable unnecessary services, I can now only connect at home and not the library.... why is this so? Additional details: In the library the laptop sees the connection, and it actually looks like it might be connected, but nothing shows up on my browswers. When I look at the connection, i think it says something like "identifying..."

Here's another, sort of unrelated question: When I start up my vista laptop... my desktop comes up like normal... and then after about 30 seconds, the whole screen blinks once and the cursor appears at the center of the screen... does this have to do with my wifi too (because I can't connect to the internet withing those 30 seconds)?

Any help/suggestions are much appreciated. THANKS
 

A:Which Vista Services are responsible for wifi connecting?

undo what you did with blackviper or try system restore
 

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I've had my computer for about a year and a half now and I still can't seem to solve why I keep having BSODs. I sent my computer back to the maker, Cyberpower, and they took a look at it, did some stuff (I don't know what), and sent it back to me. I thought it was fixed but then the BSODs came back and I just don't know what to do now. I've used a program called, Blue Screen View, to look and log the BSODs. I have put the BSODs in a .txt file with this forum. Please I'm hoping that this is not Win7's fault. Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Blue Screen Of Death. Is Win7 responsible?

look in device manager,any Yellow !s
 

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What computer part is responsible for top speed so that a software program can be used at it's top speed?
use windows 8.1
 

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OK, I see there are similar posts but not sure if my issue matches those exactly.  Appreciate your help if you can.   Cat has walked across keyboard .... as you can see I can type and use my fingers to move on and around screen but my touchpad won't work at all.  All keys on the keyboard are working.   I've tried looking in the mouse/touchpad settings but not finding anything that seems to match suggestions.   What should I do? Thanks in advance.Jo  

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OK, I see there are similar posts but not sure if my issue matches those exactly.  Appreciate your help if you can.   Cat has walked across keyboard .... as you can see I can type and use my fingers to move on and around screen but my touchpad won't work at all.  All keys on the keyboard are working.   I've tried looking in the mouse/touchpad settings but not finding anything that seems to match suggestions.   What should I do? Thanks in advance.Jo  

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ETS2 game frequently freezes DIEmWIN seems to be responsible for not being able to open task manager or shutting the computer down,I have to tell the shutdown blue screen to shut it anyway. Many gamers are saying tha the DIEmWIN app is freezing their various games too.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz 26 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z87X-UD4H-CF (SOCKET 0) 26 °C
Graphics
BenQ GL2460 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (EVGA) 31 °C
ForceWare version: 388.71
SLI Disabled
Storage
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0 (SATA) 39 °C
447GB Corsair Neutron XT SSD (SSD) 30 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224DB
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
 

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I think I may have disabled a windows service that tells me what was the specific error or reason for applications to crash because when some of my apps/games ( that are known to crash ) only reports a small box that says this program has stopped working.. I remember it should be giving me more info like "daorigins.exe has crashed bla bla bla"

A:Service responsible for detailed info on errors/crashes

I think you mean the Error Reporting Service. To change its settings do the following:

Click on Start, then select Control Panel, select System and Security, select Action Center, select Change Action Center settings, select Problem reporting settings, select Change report settings for all users, select one of the first 3 options, click on Ok button to apply the settings.

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Hello,

This is my first time on your forums. I have tried everything, but my DIY has reached its wit's end. I am running a Windows XP (using Mozilla Firefox as my browers) system with a wireless DSL connection. I have been plagued by issues and I am left unable connect to the internet while still had an IP address . . . When I logged into Windows, I got a dialog box warning that mmwnd.exe was unable to load. I searched online for solutions and was lead to the spyware removal software PREVX 1.

I installed this and it found several infections, which it was able to isolate and remove. However, I was still unable to connect. Occasionally PREVX would trip on a piece of malware it called TOTOUR.EXE, upon finding this and isolating it (although it never showed in up as isolated) I was able to connect to the internet. However, when PREVX was unable to locate it on a restart I still had no connection.

So I again searched online, and saw that i should remove TOTOUR.EXE with killbox. This didn't work, apparently.

Further searching lead me to another virus checker called Superantispyware Pro. I installed this and ran it. It found, around 200 of pieces of malware/tracking cookies on my machine that it removed without incident. (To be extra sure, I ran it in safe mode too. It found a couple of hundred more(!). I scanned another time, and I actually think that it's finding the same pieces of malware but unable to remove them.

So this is where I am at. I have no internet... Read more

A:Large infection; No internet connection, possible TOTOUR.EXE responsible.

Hi, thorubos

Welcome!

Ty the following options:

First run SFC /Scannow

In the event there is a missing file it will be restored.
Enter your Control Panel and double-click on Network Connections
Then right click on your Default Connection
Usually Local Area Connection for Cable and DSL, or AOL Connection.

Left click on Properties
Double-Click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item
Select the radio dial that says Obtain DNS Servers Automatically
Press OK twice to get out of the properties screen
Restart the computer
Go to Start->Run->Type CMD and click Ok. The MSDOS Window will be displayed. At the command prompt, type the following and press Enter after each line:

ipconfig /flushdns (The space between g and / is needed)
Exit

Restart the computer and Test

If that does not resolve the issue follow these steps:

Reset the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Go to Start->Run, type CMD and click Ok. The MSDOS window will be displayed. At the prompt type the following and press Enter after each line:

netsh int ip reset C:\Resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
Exit
Restart the computer.

Warning Programs that access or monitor the Internet such as antivirus, firewall or proxy clients may be negatively affected when you run the netsh winsock reset command. If you have a program that no longer functions correctly after you use this resolution, reinstall the program to restore functionality.

Run the following commands:

regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
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How can I determine exactly what firewall rule is blocking particular data?
I have an application that gets all the way through opening an FTP connection and logging onto the FTP server, but then stalls on mput (the actual upload command), leaving a zero-byte file on the FTP server. The log reveals that the FW is blocking port 20
(the FTP data port) even though it is not blocking port 21 (the command port). That explains why it stalls only when it gets to the actual file upload. Here is a sample DROP line from the log:
 2016-03-24 22:19:06 DROP TCP [FTP server address] [Workstation address] 20 49432 60 S 2753606402 0 29200 - - - RECEIVE
I added an explicit TCP Allow rule for remote port 20, and this allowed the process to complete the upload correctly. But then I disabled it for further testing and then re-enabled it--and now the process is again stalling on the FTP data transfer.
I cannot understand is why this process is not blocked on other stations not having explicit port 20 rules. But it seems that it would be most useful to somehow trace all of this to what (rule), explicitly, is blocking port 20 on this workstation and/or
allowing it on other workstations.

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Important!! HijackThis and GMER are also affected so I CAN NOT include a HijackThis or GMER log with my post.

This morning everything seemed to be working fine, I left for a couple hours and when I came back a few things had gone screwy and I assumed that some virus had taken hold while I was gone so I went to scan and discovered that all my security programs were dead. They ran for a few seconds before they closed. Upon trying to open them again I get the message that Windows can not access the specified device, path or file.

This is affecting Spyware Terminator, MalwareBytes and HijackThis.

I have no idea what is causing the problem as the virus didn't make itself known like the others I've dealt with. Only clue that something is wrong is the different problems that arose (open windows losing focus (solved), Aero theme being deactivated (mostly solved), security being broken)

Searching hasn't produced anything useful so I'm hoping I can find some help here.

Operating System

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
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Recently I've been getting the critical error with my start menu and cortana.
Of course after a few restarts and prays eveything works normal.

But after seeing a posts in d general discussion area I saw many individuals say avast is responsible for the error.

Can anyone give strong evidence that this is true?

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First time poster long time lurker here…

I’d like to start out by saying thanks to all you nice people out there on the Tech Support Guy forums. I’ve found these pages to be an invaluable resource (particularly when an aborted installation of the bundled malware in Kazaa screwed up Winsock 32 and left me without TCP/IP functionality)…

I’ve done a couple of searches and can’t find any topics that cover the problem I am currently trying to deal with. My IE default search page appears to have been set to one of those sites that redirects to Yahoo! (or whatever) after creating a ‘hidden’ secondary browser instance for serving pop-up ads. I’m guessing that this happened due to the ActiveX controls defaulting back to “leave as many security holes open as possible” when I last upgraded IE. I rarely use the default search page, so this could have gone unnoticed for months.

Anyway, when I click the search button on the IE toolbar I get the regular search sidebar - but with the aforementioned secondary browser instance running in the background. I have Norton Anti-Virus installed, and an alert appears onscreen telling me that IEXPLORE.EXE is attempting to call on the ‘RegWrite’ method (which I’m guessing writes a value to / somehow changes the Registry) as soon as the sidebar has loaded. I have not allowed the script to run, because I don’t particularly want anything else to be changed around on me.

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A:IE default search page runs malicious script – ‘about:blank’ responsible?

first Ill tell you that about:blank is not responsible. This opens a completely empty, blank, instance of IE. about:Hello opens a page with the word hello.
 

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Hi Everyone,

I am wondering if anybody can tell me which plug-in is responsible for loading Excel documents into the Internet Explorer browser when I click on an Excel document hyper-link?

I have been able to find instructions on how to stop Internet Explorer (or other browsers) from opening Excel documents but this information is of no use to me.

My challenge relates directly to an issue that I am experiencing with SharePoint Online as described below:

Browser view of documents is not accurate!

Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:Which browser plug-in is responsible for opening Excel docs in Internet Explorer

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Hello,
My computer crashed less than a half hour ago. Just turned itself off. I was able to reboot and didn't lose anything. After some searching I discovered the source of the problem: US Tech Support Framework which is a partner company with My Clean PC which is a scam. I started to download My Clean PC months ago, but discovered before I finished that it was a scam and quickly aborted the download and deleted everything. Apparently, this US Tech Support Framework downloaded itself on my computer October 14th, long after the near run in with My Clean PC. And my computer didn't have any problems until today. Needless to say, I quickly ran my anti-malware program and anti-virus program, as well as deleted US Tech Support Framework. Then I began the task of thoroughly searching my computer to delete every single file, anything related to US Tech Support Framework. The last thing I found of it was in this folder: Config.msi. in OS [C:]. I deleted everything related to US Tech inside the folder, and then tried to delete the folder itself. By the way, the folder was created the same day that US Tech found its way on my computer. But I'm not able to delete the folder. I've tried everything. I've claimed ownership on the folder, made sure I had all the permissions. I am the administrator, but every time I try to delete I get an error message that says I require permission from the administrators to make changes to this folder.

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A:Computer Crash. Found Virus Responsible. Can't delete source folder.

You should've try to uninstall it first before deleting it with an anti-virus. But if you already deleted mostly everything already except the locked folder, i suggest getting Unlocker.

UNLOCKER 1.9.1 BY CEDRICK 'NITCH' COLLOMB

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*Scratching Head*

I have a problem of losing all my shared folders of my not yet mounted drives every time I reboot. The problem is, I use TrueCrypt on a few drives and have folders shared on those drives.. So, windows never remembers those shared folders since I have not yet entered the password to mount them.

I was wondering if any knew what service it is that is responsible for shared folders? That way, I can set it to manual and start that after I mount my drives. And WAHLAH! Winders will then have all drives there to rememebr the shares..

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance...
Leda

A:What "Service" within Services.msc is responsible for Drive Shares

I do not believe Windows will share a encrypted file, folder, partition, drive until Windows can see them and a password is used.

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Hi, 

I've recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 enterprise. I have onedrive account with files synced to cloud, before upgrading i've backed up onedrive files locally in my computer. Some of those files can't be opened after upgrade, formats include
.docx and .xlsx and .png. Most of these files were in direct onedrive main/root folder rather than in subfolders. As i can see those images in subfolders can be opened but not doc and excel files.

How can i view those files again, why have they become corrupt, what could I do in future to prevent these problems

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Hi- TPlease help me with my laptop.

The computer has been acting weird lately. Everything runs SO slow. I have run a few scans but did not do any repairs or any quarantines. I did a System Restore 3 days ago and the problems continue. In Jan 2014 I had a tech site help me with the following problemsossible malware/virus=Websearch. Searchnewtab, keyword Hijacker, safesaverBHO, searchwebs, statcounter, zedo. I changed my internet provider and didnt have service for over a month so the site didnt help me finish the troubleshooting. Im not sure if these things are still on the computer.

1. MBam showed this in registry files: PUP.Optional.Tarma.
2. HijackThis showed 9 of these files: Unknown file in Winsock LSP c:\windows\system32\wpdsp.dll

3. Windows Update - When I check for updates, it does a 5sec check and comes back with a message saying . "Updates can't be installed while Windows is running so you should save your work, close any open programs, and then restart your computer to finish the update process. The computer will reboot and 10 sec later a notification pops up saying that I need to update. Nothing ever updates. The process repeats over and over."
The only Windows updates that show since 8/13/2013 are: Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials, which never used to show in Windows Updates! It shows Most recent check for updates: Never and Updates installed: Never. I know there has been updates and something is blocking them.

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A:Windows will not update, 25 suspicious host files, 9 unknown files in Winsock LSP, PU

BUMP

I'm sure you are really busy and I know my system has A LOT of issues, but I would really appreciate any help.
Thank you.
 

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I get a windows boot error 0xc000000e if I try to boot into safe mode or launch startup repair through through windows boot manager. I tried using a windows 7 recovery usb but startup repair says it cannot repair the problem automatically. Through the command line I ran chkdsk /f and /r multiple times, and now all the files verify and and there are no more bad cluster errors, but I still can't boot. I can get into f8 options but safe mode doesn't work nor does startup repair so I'm not sure what good that does. If I try to boot windows 7 normally, it hangs on the startup screen and the animation doesn't run.

I used partition wizard and it can explore the filesystem fine. It also says that the partition with windows 7 and all my data, is inactive. I tried setting it active using PW but it doesn't do anything. I also tried to fixmbr but it doesn't seem to make a difference either.

I ran an offline sfc scan and it said it found corrupt files but was unable to repair, which I would usually do a inplace upgrade but I can't boot. I'm running chkdsk /r again to see if I can atleast get into safe mode then do a repair install, and finally make a clone when my replacement hdd arrives. I have backups but since they were ran while the partition wasn't bootable I'm not sure if I can get it to boot on a new hdd anyway, which is why I want to make a clone while running windows 7.

I am not sure why I keep getting hdd inaccessible errors or why I'm unable to boot when every tool ... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't boot, SFC found corrupt files, hdd/files still intact

Hello M mate try one of these
5 Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CD for Windows: Free Download I would start with the Kaspersky one.

On second thoughts try these first

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer – delete any rubbish these find.

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I would like to send home videos on DVD to my father-in-law in China.

Copies of DVDs I burn do not play in China. I believe DVDs are region specific.

My father-in-law has a PC so I was wondering if there is anyway I could convert a DVD that would run on my player into Windows Media Video format (.wmv)?

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Regards

Black Monk
 

A:Converting DVD player files into Windows Media Video files

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i had windows seven and upgraded to windows 7 ultimate and when i save files it goes to drive d when i download files and save some thing it save but i have old files from the other windows seven and the other windows seven is deleted but the files are still in drive c not my new one can any one help

A:drive c cant find files and it has old files from previous windows 7

can anyone help

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3000 desktop using Office 365. I have had to rely on the Microsoft's free Tech Support a number of times; upgrading to Windows 10, elements of office not working, etc. Several times, rather then fixing the issue at hand the Techs have created new user profiles. This leads to my current problem. Under the "Users" file their are 10 users listed: Bob, bobhu, Default.migrated, Default AppPool, Public, Robert, Temp, Test, Test2, Test Profile with only 2 actual user accounts on the computer. This has led to multiple duplicate files in different locations on the computer. For some reason (it may be related to installation of Windows updates), the computer will ocassionally revert back to a previous user profile. If not caught immediately this can lead to updating of old files rather then the current version of a file. For example: When using Quicken it will revert back to data files that may be a year old. if not paying attention when adding new data this could lead to erroneous data.

Sorry if this is long winded but I wanted to try to fully explain the issue. My basic question is, "What would be the best way to resolve this problem permanently, keeping in mind that I do not want to lose any old data, documents, pictures, etc. I have 3 solutions in mind (listed in no particular order), (1) pay a local computer shop to fix the issue (2) Try to resolve the issue myself [some tech help/knowledge may be required] (3) Use Microsoft Support on-l... Read more

A:Windows 10-Multiple User files-Duplicate Files

Do it yourself.

Keep the two actual User accounts plus Public and Default.

Then, working on one of the others at a time, copy or move any files desired to Public or one of your actual accounts. Then remove that non-wanted account and its data. (In Windows 8.1 this would be in Control Panel - User Accounts; should be similar in Windows 10.) If the User account does not appear in the list of user accounts then you can just delete the folder from C:\Users.
 

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My girlfriend called and complained to me that all her files are gone on her computer. She explained that the black cmd screen came up saying that files were being deleted. I assumed she had a virus and there wasn't a whole lot that could be done to get the files back. However, when I randomly looked in the Windows folder, I noticed that all the files were missing from there as well. This is strange to me as Windows was in fact running without fine (minus the missing files). All the programs work fine, but all the folders show up as empty. I went into folder options and changed the option to show hidden files and still I got nothing. I also used the xp cd to run chkdsk /r and it came up with a BSOD Stop error after trying to boot into windows. I had to run fixmbr to get Windows up again. Maybe the problems are related. Do you have any ideas on what this might be?
 

A:Files (including windows folder files) not showing up.

Update: The files in the Windows directory seem to have come back. Not sure how that happened, so now I'm trying out some file recovery software to see if I can find anything.
 

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Hello

Some days ago, i wanted to borrow my laptop to my friend, so for security purpose i right clicked on each drive and on Properties \ Security \ Group or user names \ Edit and i checked "deny" box for all items for the users. it worked fine and ll drives were locked.

Now, i want to regain access to my files and folders but i have some issues.
i went back the above procedure and checked the "allow" box. It gave me access to open drives and folders but i can't open any file!?
It seems like i have restricted myself and i can't get out of it

I also tried below procedure:
right click on drive \ properties \ security \ Advances \ Owner \ Edit \ Administrator (Replace owner on subcontainers and objects)

it didn't help


Note: my user is Administrator
I Use Win 7 Pro 32 bit

i really appreciate any comment

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Pro security for files and folders has restricted my files

When changing permissions, only do so for Groups and specially the User's group. Right click on the "Computer" icon and choose "manage". Then go to "Local users and groups", then "users". Look for the default Administrator account, the original and turn it on if it is off. Log in as that account and set permissions again.

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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Hey there

I have something on my machine which is creating files every few seconds on my computer. The filenames all begin with 3 or 4 random letters and end with "srv.exe". I've done searches with spysweeper and adaware but they dont find anything. I'd really appreciate your help with this. Below is my Hijack This log.

Thanks,

Karl
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 20:55:17, on 07/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\defwatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\MSSQL$~1\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\MSSQL$~1\binn\sqlagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iRiver\HSeries\iHPDetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
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A:Something adding files .exe files to my c:/windows folder. Please help!

Hi, Since you have an un-updated system, no Service Packs for XP installed, the going will be a bit tough for you.

You need to shut down the rogue running processes and this is hard to do, darn near impossible sometimes...and run your removal programs from Safe Mode. You may also have to physically disconnect the computer from any cable or DSL modem by taking the network cable out of the port of the cable modem> during the fixing...if this is the only computer you have, you will have to plug the cable back in of course,when you check posts or your email for the TSG reply notifications....You should try to limit the Internet use and you may be able to push a button on any cable modem that turns it off> again, you have to turn modem back on to have access.....
To boot to Safe Mode> tap the F8 key when the computer restarts, when you first see any text...tap F8 several times quickly, when you get the startup menu select Safe Mode...and hit Enter once..give it plenty of time to reach the desktop. Then>

Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL keys pressed once, together, to bring up the Task/Process Manager and if any of these .exe's are running, shut them down:

C:\WINDOWS\zmhsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\crozsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\urwrsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\qdelsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\lktsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\xadsrv.exe

((If they just pop right back up again, and I have the feeling that they will.....you will have to get online and scan for trojans....which may or may not work.))

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hi can any one help me i have just got rid of a internet spyware program called eghost_reg_fail but i noticed when i went into my windows file folder there was a lot of folders all with the same name which is $ntuninstal... there are 38 in total but all look like ghost folders with blue writing and 1 solid folder called $hf_mig$ can i delete these manualy or do i need a program to do it for me
THANK YOU HAVAGO
 

A:havago-ghost files in windows files

Those are the uninstall files for MS Critical updates - they are legit
 

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Is there a way to convert .dmg files to .iso files. Dmg are Mac file extensions, and I want to convert them to iso format for windows. Are there any programs that any one can refer me to in order to do this? I've been searching on google, and all I've been finding is changing the file extension path, for macs only. However, I am running Windows XP Home Edition on my PC, and I wish to use Mac OS X Software on my computer by converting the dmg extensions to .iso. If anyone knows how to do this, please notify me.

Regards,
Alex
 

A:Converting .dmg (Mac) files to .iso (Windows) files.

Even if you were able to conver the files you wouldn't be able to install the Mac software on your PC because the machines are so different. Only way that a program can be installed on both is if it is specifically written for both. If that were the case you usually have two CD's in the box on for Windows one for Mac.
 

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System restore won't work. Everytime I try something it keeps asking "Choose the program you want to use to open this file." The highlighted curser always lands on "Window media Player" which I don't want. In a round about way I can get online, and into Word, after deleting a "machine language" page. I can't get into Excel. I've been through the suggested procedures in this forum, the most promising was Doug Knox's - Windows xp file association fixes, but nothing happened. Would someone please walk me through the procedure. I think I may have missed something, or am doing something wrong. Please explain it to me like I am a fifth grader or younger. Thank you.
 

A:In Windows XP, .exe files have become .lnk files, I can't access anything.

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Hello,
 
I am cleaning up after a infection on my computer and I am currently tiring to fix windows picture and fax viewer. I was told to run this "regsvr32 /i shimgvw.dll" but I can see that shimgvw.dll is still in the win32 folder. He said that "The following command should force a reinstall of WP&FV"
 
Was this command going to remove the old shimgvw.dll and install it again?
I would also like to note that windows picture and fax viewer opens up and displays "generating preview..." and then closes after two seconds.
 
Thanks a bunch!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A:Fixing Windows dll files and exe files

You have an open malware topic at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/501845/expiro-infection-2-removing-residuals/page-3 .  I see nothing that indicates that Nasdaq considers your situation resolved and I request that you pursue that topic to completion...before opening any new topics about this system.
 
To avoid confusion, this topic is now closed.  Once your malware topic is complete, you can send me a PM and I will reiopen this topic or you can start a new topic re any system issues you experience.
 
Louis

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I do a clean install. Delete all the partitions, make a new one, format.Then "Copying files" takes approx 1 second. Then it does to "Expand" and gives me the error.Exact message:"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570"

A:Error at "Expanding Files": Windows cannot install required files. 0x80070570

I resolved the problem I had. It appeared to be a memory chip. I do not know whether it is a bad chip or just a compatibility issue.I had 2.5GB of RAM: 1GB 800Mhz and the rest 512MB 688Mhz. I took out the 1GB and the install went through fine. Windows 7 is running just fine with 1.5GB of RAM on a 2.8Ghz Pentium D.

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