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SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

Q: SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

HI I would just like to ask in terms of cleaning SSD type of storage , Lenovo suggest this tool http://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/downloads/ds019026 / Drive cleaning tool . my only question is in terms of SSD does it deletes all data on it ?? I have confidential files and documents in that SSD and I want it clean it up safely so next user can recover those files? anyone has the answer in my question.

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Preferred Solution: SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

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.

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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: SSD Cleaning in ThinkPad

Hi Henry,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding Drive Erase Utility

ULHenry wrote:
HI I would just like to ask in terms of cleaning SSD type of storage , Lenovo suggest this tool http://support.lenovo.com/ph/en/downloads/ds019026 / Drive cleaning tool . my only question is in terms of SSD does it deletes all data on it ?? I have confidential files and documents in that SSD and I want it clean it up safely so next user can recover those files? anyone has the answer in my question.

Yes, it will delete all your data if SSD used in your system is FDE drive , as this software uses the mechanism to reset the Cryptographic Key used for encrypting the data.

What is FDE cryptographic erase?
"Each FDE drive has a unique encryption key, through which the data is processed real time as it is saved to the media. Each FDE drive saves different bit patterns to the media given the same original data, while non-FDE drives save the same bit patterns to the media. The cryptographic key is also used to decrypt the data. If the encryption key is changed in any way, all data on the drive becomes useless bits. The only way to read the data again would be to restore the originating encryption key."

ULHenry wrote:
I have confidential files and documents in that SSD and I want it clean it up safely so next user can recover those files? anyone has the answer in my question?

So its pretty safe to use this software for cleaning your system SSD.

I hope the above information helped you & update us how it goes.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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It takes my computer a long time to start. I've scanned it with adaware and antivirus and now i need someone to check my log to see if it's ok.

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 9/28/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:12:42, on 15.11.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\DeskSite\binex\DeskSiteCMA.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\program files\tvs\tvs_b.exe
C:\Program Files\DeskSite\binex\DeskSiteAlert.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sta... Read more

A:Cleaning my thinkpad

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy
CWShredder

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

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I was told that the display on a laptop is very fragil, and that you should never, NEVER touch it with anything. What is a safe way of cleaning the TFT display? I work in a pretty dusty environment and the TFT is developing a "crust" which I want to remove before it gets any worse. Any ideas out there?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T22. Cleaning TFT display?

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post here, I hope anyone can help me. I recently bought refurbised Lenovo ThinkPad X1 model 1294-A2Y and everything worked fine until I opened it. The reason for opening was looking for battery info, since the battery I got with the laptop was bad and I wanted to replace it. Here's what I did, i opened all as instructed, unscrewd all the parts, take the keyboard off but i didn't touch the processor cooling system. Than I put it all back together. When I pushed the power on button nothing happened, the laptop won't turn on. Than i tare it apart again, plug the battery and the power cord off and pressed the power on button for 20 seconds. After pluging the battery and the power cord laptop started fine, but the problem is that it works only for a few minutes and than turns off all of a sudden. And than it won't start again, and I need to tare all apart in order to turn it off again. Did anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone help me with this? Thank you in advance

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Hi,

My girlfriend has cut me off until I get her desktop computer up and going again! Since it went down, she won't go down. For the sake of men everywhere, could someone please assist me in cleaning this thing up?

Thanks in advance!

She is running XP Home with SP2 and the HJT log is listed below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:21:58 AM, on 9/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
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A:Really late spring cleaning or early fall cleaning?

The Hijack This log is hard to read.
Please rescan with Hijack This.
When the log opens in Notepad, go to Format and select Wordwrap.
Then copy and paste the log here.
 

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Hello,

Could someone please help me clean up what has become a very slow computer? I must have too many programmes automatically starting up and running because it now takes an age to boot up and when it finally does windows take an age to load and the internet seems to run very slowly. I don't think it is a memory issue because I have over 50GB of free space. Another issue is that Internet explorer often crashes and closes all open windows with an error message.

I am posting a Hijackthis log so you can see what's running. I only really use the internet, itunes and manage photos etc. so I think there is a lot of superfluous activity which I'd love to get rid of...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:44:29, on 11/02/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3\Anti-Spyware\SZServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Help with cleaning slow computer and cleaning out unwanted programmes

Have I posted this in the correct forum? Can anyone offer any help?
 

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Source
I totally agree with the below text in bold...




The more effective solution: clean, backup and then ?nuke and pave?

Lego patching up a brick wall (image: pixabay.com)To make this very clear, as there are still loads of misconceptions about it all over the internet:

A once-infected computer can?t be trusted anymore.

Afer cleaning and making backups of your data, you always have to wipe and reload your entire operating system from scratch. We fully understand that many IT people will moan about that idea and argue, ?but it takes sooo long to do that, and who?s going to pay for it?? or maybe, ?there is necessary old software on that PC that can?t be found/installed anymore?. But honestly, if you really want to clean a system well, it always takes a long time. Furthermore, if the software is truly so old that you can?t find it anymore, isn?t it probably time to replace it with something more modern anyway?Click to expand...


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Another strange pop-up or unexpected crash, and it?s time to take your computer back to the shop, right?

But what if you could avoid losing precious data and time spent with your computer? What if this whole cleaning step could be eliminated entirely?

This is why protection is a pivotal topic in the antivirus industry. Cleaning and protecting seem like two methods that aim for the ... Read more

A:Cleaning vs. Protection – Why you shouldn’t rely on malware cleaning

As with most things in life prevention is better than the cure.
 

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I have read a lot and tried updating the firmware - nothing works.When I put the laptop in the docking station - it does not recognize the monitar and also says AC power is not connected when it is. Help appreciated!

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Hi, Everyone. Got me a nice little x270 to replace my old x201.  Happy enough with the machine, but getting it connected to my accessories (monitor, keyb, mouse, ethernet) is a bit of a chore. This machine appears to have a "proper" dock port on the bottom.  Is there a compatible ultradock available for the model 20HN x270?  By proper - I mean, Not USB.  A nice dock I can simply drop the machine into when I'm at the home office.. Thanks!

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Installed Vista SP2 update and now get this startup error:

Found this thread but reinstalling hotkey drivers didn't work.

Know of a fix? Thanks.
 

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Hello, We have a problem with 2 laptops (ThinkPad X270) that "freeze" on the LENOVO logo when using Lenovo Ultra Dock with monitor Dell UZ2715H.Display Dell is plugged by Display port ports and one USB 3.0 (9 pin - used for display integrated webcam) connected to ThinkPad dock.When notebook turned ON with connected USB 3.0, computer freeze on LENOVO logo (To interrupt normal startup, press Enter) and work only when USB 3.0 disconected, or turned OFF and again Turned ON. Firmware on Dock is 2.33.000 Any suggestion? 

A:Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra (Pro) Dock + ThinkPad X270 (20K6) + Dell UZ2715H

I am just going to guess that computer is trying to boot via USB, so you might try changing the boot order in the BIOS so that Windows Boot Manager or the HD is first.  

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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Wifi disabled and can't open to search on ThinkPad T470s after pulgging in ThinkPad Ultra Dock ThinkPad T470s 20HG

ThinkPad Ultra Dock - 90W USAfter unplugging from ultra dock, wifi will be connected... Does this dock support wifi?

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

A:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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When I dock the computer and press the power button on the dock it doesn't recognize my monitor as the main screen. I have to hit a key (Windows 10) and put in my password hoping that it's doing that and then the screen comes up. If I reboot after that ... THEN.... it recognizes my screen as the main monitor. How do I fix this? The only time this happens is when I use it off the dock and then put it back on. If it stays on the dock all the time it does just fine. Any fixes for this? Thanks...

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Hallo! Verkacktes Windows 10 Creators Update, seit der Installation des Creators Updates auf meiner Thinkpad P70 Workstation hakt, ruckelt und hat meine Thinkpad Bluetooth Laser Mouse Aussetzer. Smtliche neuen Treiber von Lenovo und auch Treiber die Windows Update gezogen hat, bzw. Treiber direkt von der Intel Homepage fr das Intel 8260 Bluetooth bringen keine Lsung. Ein Auswechseln der Batterien hilft auch nichts. Also vermute ich, dass einfach eine frhere Treiberversion des Bluetooths fr das Thinkpad P70 die Probleme des Ruckeln am Thinkpad P70 lsen. Wo bekomme ich die Lenovo Treiber fr das Bluetooth am P70 fr Win 10 64 bit her?Auf der Lenovo Treiberseite sind nur mehr die aktuellen verfgbar. Bitte um Hilfe.

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Hello, I am looking for a laptop which can be securely attached/locked (so that I can let it during the night in the office). Could you please tell me if the following laptops have a security slot (Kensington or similar) to attach it somewhere?THINKPAD X1 CARBON (5TH GEN)THINKPAD X1 YOGA (2ND GEN) I do not find it described in the specifications, but from the available pictures, it seems that they have some kind of security slot. Thanks!

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Does the Thinkpad P51s support the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? I have the Thinkpad P51s with stock Windows 10 Pro and updated to latest drivers and Windows version and installed the latest Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock drivers. Attaching the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to the P51s as described in documentation, it charges the notebook, however, noting attached to the dock is recognized. I've tested with attaching USB flash drives, headphones, Ethernet, HDMI, and DP, but nothing is recognized nor are any warnings/errors displayed in Windows. While the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is listed as being compatible with the P51s and T570, the notebook order page does not list the Thunderbolt 3 Dock in any of the accessories lists. Lenovo Sales also confirmed that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is fully compatible with the P51s.  However, I needed to purchase the Thunderbolt 3 Dock separately from the notebook order. What's going on? Has anybody successfully used the P51s or the T570 with the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? Or is this something I need to wait for full support via a future BIOS/driver update? Or perhaps my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is defective? Thanks,Boris 

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I bought a used IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U from eBay for use this semester on campus. It is in great shape and has a recent edition of Windows XP but an older version of MS Office which does not boot properly.

This computer was a part of a network and keeps trying to connect to it each time Windows loads. It came with a LinkSys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter 2.4 GHz 802.11g card.

The CD is an official copy; clean and has no scratches or nicks. The DVD/CD-ROM will boot other CD's such as music CD's and DVD films and data discs with MS Word files etc on them.

Any help would be appreciated!

Yours,

Kyklopes
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U Won't Boot my MS Office 2005 CD

That T-20 is pretty long in the tooth. I suspect your optical drive either needs cleaning, or is worn beyond repair.
Did you try the CD in another drive as a double check?
 

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I contacted Lenovol support and they send me a replacement unit. The the replacement unit has the same problem. Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.  I need to plug in the power adapter for both docking station and notebook.  Does anybody have similiar problem? 

A:Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docking station does not charge Thinkpad P51 battery.

Everbody's p51 would be the same.  The thunderbolt port won't work as a charging port.  The thunderbolt specs specify 100w max.  That's not enough.  Your thunderbolt port is not for charging.  To charge via the dock, you need a workstation dock, not a thunderbolt dock.  A thinderbolt dock can charge things like an x1 carbon (5th gen) or x1 yoga (2nd gen)

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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I am considering to add a dock station to my Thinkpad P50.I have seen that Lenovo is starting to sell a new shiny ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (40AC0135UK).It doesn't seem to be available in the Uk Lenovo Shop but I have a found a distributor who's selling the product.Is the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock compatible with Thinkpad P50 ? Thanks

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Hi guys, I found this forum very helpful   and I hope someone has a solution for my issue also. I have read everything about that kind of problems and what I found is that one of my usb ports isn't working. I've checked, none of the pins are touching. I disassembled the laptop to see if there is something suspicious at the back of the USB, unfortunately everything looks ok. Is there anything else that I have to do with this USB or probably I have an issue with the motherboard? Thanks in advance Kind Regards.Simeon  

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I recently purchased a T460 with an Ultradock 90w and when the notebook is docked it only shows battery 1 (internal) as charging. Battery 2 is not being used but it is not charging either and it is very very slowly discharging (about 3% over the last few days). If I plug the Thinkpad into its normal power supply outside of the dock both batteries charge (one at a time). Is this normal behavior or is there something wrong with my dock?

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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A:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
Regards

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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  













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A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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I recently purchased the thinkpad pen pro. What driver do I need to make the pen work? When I talk to tech support, they only tell me I need to download the driver, but can't tell me which one. I have windows 10 if that helps.

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I just bought a Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy and upon opening, found that the pen pro included does not work. I'm on the most updated version of all the drivers, and the touch screen and multitouch with my hands still work. After taking an multimeter to measure the voltage of the pen, I found that the pen just wasn't charging. I'm a bit hesitant to check the voltage of the charging silo itself but my suspicion is that the pen is dead. Could this be a software problem? Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Should I return to pen and the laptop to bestbuy or just the pen? Or should this issue be brought to Lenovo instead?

A:Thinkpad Yoga 460 (Best Buy) - Thinkpad Pro Pen do...

I don't have a 460, but I do have a 260, which is a smaller, but VERY similar machine.  I had the same problem and I believe it is not the pen.  Before you do anything, you need to unplug the machine and disable the internal battery.  You do that by going into the BIOS and under the config tab, look under power.  There will be an option to disable the battery.  When this is selected, the machine will turn off.  The battery is re-enabled the next time you plug it in.  IF THE BATTERY IS NOT DISCONNECTED, YOU WILL CREATE A SHORT AND BLOW A IRREPLACEABLE FUSE ON THE MOTHERBOARD.  Remove the pen and look inside, where you will see 2 contacts.  My guess is that one or both got pushed back into the housing during manufacturing process.  You can take something fine and sharp like a needle and gently free them so they will pop back out.  Once I popped mine out, the pen charged very quickly and I never had another problem with it.

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I'm DESPERATE !

I've called IBM and Microsoft and whatever they've suggested up to this
point has been fruitless !

After installing Windows XP SP2 on my IBM R-31 Thinkpad, I cant get Windows XP to start. This is my ONLY computer at home. I'm emailing
this plea for HELP from work PC.

When I turn on my laptop, I get the IBM Thinkpad page which immediately goes to the F11 Screen (IBM Product Recovery Program). When I choose first option = Rapid Restore to last backup date, then type in restore and enter when prompted, I get the following message:

Found IBM Service Partition

IMAGE.EXE /SR C:\XIMAGE0.DAT /Z

ERROR CODE 1011

When I look under IBM for

SYSTEM DETAILS for my laptop (for model # 2656 and serial #), this
is what I get:

Machine type/model: Unkn-own

Serial number: Unknown

BIOS version: 'EG_SMBIOS_INFORMATION'(1): Not Found

Operating system: Windows 2000 Professional

Operating system version: 5.00

Total memory: Unknown
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Any suggestions would be most appreciated !
 

A:SP2 on IBM R-31 Thinkpad = Dead Thinkpad now !

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Hi All, I'm considering buying a new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop. I can't decide between the ThinkPad P50 or ThinkPad T560. I currently have a T500; had this since 2009. Its worked well apart from three screens replaced under warranty, as they failed. I've checked out other machines (eg Dell XPS, HP Envy etc). I'm still drawn to having another ThinkPad. As Lenovo is shocking when it comes to being able to see a machine to check out before you buy (very poor service in this respect unless you want to buy 200 machines), I haven't been able to look at either the P50 or T560. I've looked at reviews on the internet, but you can't touch the machines. Which is considered the better machine to buy; the P50 or the T560? I travel a lot on business overseas, so the quality of build and durability needs to be good. The laptop needs to be reliable (ie no issues with the screen). I want to future proof the laptop with a high spec (16GB, 512 GB SSB/ 1TB?, high spec processor, etc ability to upgrade etc). I want the laptop and keyboard to be good quality; no flex etc. I sometimes present to small groups using my laptop, so screen size should be suitable for this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Cheers  Jamie

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Cho,
 
Ti ?ang ln k? ho?ch mua t470p. Sau khi ??c m?t s? nh?n xt, ti th?c s? quan tm ??n v?n ?? v? pin. Ti nh?n th?y r?ng Lenovo ? c?p nh?t BIOS t470p g?n ?y ?? kh?c ph?c s? c?.
 
Tu?i th? pin c?a c? 3 cell v 6 cell c?a t470p l bao lu?
 
C?m ?n tr??c.
 
Vietnamese to English translation...
 
Hello,I am planning on buying the t470p. After reading some reviews, I am really interested in battery issues. I noticed that Lenovo has updated the recent t470p BIOS to fix the problem.How long is the battery life of all three cells and six cells of the t470p?Thanks in advance.
 
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!
 

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I am hhaving difficulty finding an acceptable scaling mix between resolution, system scaling, and edge scaling. At 1080p, 125%, 125%, os navigation is mostly fine, but edge text is way too large. At 1080p, 125%, 100%, edge text is way too small. At all combinations text is inflated (but crisp) in certain elements while fuzzy in others. What scaling combinations work best for you? I am considering returning this to Best Buy and upgrading to a Pro 4 / Book, or even a Mac. The scaling is ruining an otherwise great experience.

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I saw a thread for a guy who's system was real sluggish & they told him to clean up the programs that start up and take memory but aren't used. I tried eliminating some of the programs that I could identify but this didn't improve performance much. I was wondering if someone might have some additional suggestions. I'd appreciate any help that you can provide!!! Thanks in advance!

My Computer: Dell Dimension 4600, Pentium 4, 2.8 Ghz, 2 Gb ram, XP Home ver 2002, SP3, 80 Gb hard drive
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:09:45 PM, on 3/16/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Smith Micro Shared\Fax\SMLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\BJCard\BJLaunch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
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Hi there ( almost very similar as another member (valerie586 ) (Infected with system check \Blacole I was infected at the start with this system check ,which I did not click on anything to scan .Microsoft Security Essentials popped up later infected with trojan-win32/Fakesysdef and others.Said to restart to finish cleaning then MSE popped up shortly with infected with Dos Alureon.e ..Then again asked to restart to finish cleaning ,I restarted and still came up..To be honest I was at another forum and wasn't really getting any where to fix the problem and now at this point I don't know what else to do but start over..I have read that one post from valerie586 and it all seems pretty similar..So could you please help to get my pc back..I still have system check in start\programs and also some program folders show empty..Also in start\accessories system tools it shows IE with no add ons .I need help please...thanks in advance..litebrightP.S. I have these programs on desktop : Malwarebytes/Combofix/Rkill/dds/OTL/Roguekiller/unhide/TDSkiller/MBRcheck/aswmbralso pic attached

A:Help with Cleaning up my pc

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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Hi all, my brother's computer has been infected and I am trying to help him clean it up. Any help is most appreciated, thanks! here is the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:18:05 PM, on 1/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\DJSNETCN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Need help cleaning HJT log

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
 

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I think I am getting some error message due to some problems here:

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ati2plab.exe
C:\WINNT\CPQDIAG\CPQDFWAG.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~3\hibserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Pavsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\ltmsg.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\HotKey Software\hkss.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\EasyAccessButtons\cpqek.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\Security\Secure32.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\PowerCon Enhancements\CPQAcDc.Exe
C:\WINNT\system32\PRPCUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\AirCard 3XX\enabler.exe
C:\pavfn\platinum\APVXDWIN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\msvcmm32.exe
C:\Program Files\Movielink\MovielinkManager\M3Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Program Files\ClientMan\mscman.exe
C:\Program Files\ClientMan\msckin.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\OLFSNT40.EXE
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A:can I get some help cleaning this up?

first of all
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

After installing, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.
Next, close all Internet Explorer and OE windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds.

That ought to get rid of most of your spyware.

then download & run adaware, from http://www.lavasoft.de

open adaware & check for updates first then run it.

then submit a new HJT log and we can see what is left over
 

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Hi, Let me start by saying that I don't believe this PC has a bunch of viruses but I could be wrong. I was wondering if there is someone who could walk me through cleaning up this thing. I only want what is needed to run windows left on here. It is so slow and there are so many things running on start up that I just don't know where to start. I would like to clear it out without reformatting (if possible) Thanks for any help given.. you guys (and gals) ROCK!

A:Cleaning up this PC.

If you go to Start and then click on Run and enter msconfig and then OK a page will open where there are options for stopping application running in the startup. If you click on the tab Startup at the top of the page it will open and show a list of all of the applications running at startup.

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Hi there, I'm just wondering, I understand its best to clean your computer with a cloth and vents with a battery powered vaccuum once a month or so, but do I also need to somehow take it apart and clean it from the inside?  I'm having a few issues and wondering if maybe its dirty on the inside. Thanks very much for any info.

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Hi, The following articles may help:     http://www.howtogeek.com/72716/how-to-thoroughly-clean-your-dirty-desktop-computer/    https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/how-do-you-safely-clean-the-inside-of-your-desktop-computer-...     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz_jkfKH7oc Regards.

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Well I hope I can fimd someone to help me clean my desk top up. Its taking a very long time to start up and once it has started I keep getting a message saying something went wrong and it needs to close or end now. I ran and attached a Hijack now file along with this text in hopes it will help save a step or two. If anyone has any ideas of what I can do I thank you in advance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:18:13, on 11/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\EKIJ5000MUI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\USBStorage\USBDetector.exe
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I am trying to take out any programs that I don't need to free up some space. I have Microsoft Office 2007 (with a compatability program), do I really need to have:
Microsoft Office 2000
Microsoft Word 2000 SR-1
Microsoft Works 2001 Setup Launcher
Microsoft Works 6.0
Microsoft Works Suite Add-In

I know Microsoft Works is different, but I don't use it, so is it safe to delete it?
 

A:Really cleaning out!

Hi,
Unless you've any work saved in 'Works' (or people send you stuff created in 'Works') - then it can go. I uninstalled it at once from my laptop & used OpenOffice (freeware) 'til I bought MS.

Richard
 

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I've restarted in safe mode, ran ad-aware, spybot, cwsshredder, and hijackthis.

Spybot cleaned a few things, then said everything was clear. Ad-ware cleaned most of it and said a few things were still remaining each time, CWSShredder first said I had none of them, then a cws.msconfig thingy which it removed, Hijackthis removed everything accept the very top entry. Here's a HiJackThis Log thingy

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:43:20 PM, on 7/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Tijne\Desktop\Tijer's\Spybot\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
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A:Umm Cleaning help?

Run this - http://www.mypctuneup.com/evaluate.php

Those O16s are valid

That is a slightly old version of HJT

HiJack This V1.99.1 http://thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe - double click the DL file and click unzip letting it extract to its default folder C:\Program FIles\HiJackThis

Fix these with HJT mark them, close IE, click fix checked

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\Nail.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - (no file)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

START RUN type in %temp% OK - Edit Select all File Delete
Delete everything in the C:\Windows\Temp folder or C:\WINNT\temp
Empty the recycle bin

Re-enable things in msconfig so that the whole log is exposed

Boot and post a new log

Please give feedback on what worked/didnt work and the current status of your system
 

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Hi can anyone help me get my system cleaned? Here is my HJT log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:59:39 AM, on 7/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe
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A:Help in Cleaning

Do a Panda Active Scan. Be sure to save the log it creates and copy and paste it here please.
 

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Hi,
 
I need help reading/fixing issues with my computer.  Many processes/services are in play at once.  Cant understand FRST64 log.  dont know where to start.
 
Thanks!

A:Need help cleaning pc

Hi SteveSteve, welcome to BC. To get a better look at what we're dealing with I'd like to ask you to download and run a couple things.
 
Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Devices (Only Problems)
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
List Restore Points

Click on Go.
Post the resulting log in your next reply.
 
 Download and run Speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy please post the provided link here.
Thanks.

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Just wondered what i should fix on this log, pretty sure most of it is adware, the computer is barely protected and never been checked for spyware and adware etc..

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:11:24, on 13/06/05
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0600)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADSERVICE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON UTILITIES\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON SYSTEMWORKS\NORTON CLEANSWEEP\CSINJECT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\SYMTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA\AUTODISK\ADUSERMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
C:\USBSTORAGE\USBDETECTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\USBMONIT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\POPROXY.EXE
C:\WANADOO\WANADOOCONNECTIONKIT\ATDIALLER1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARK 2200 SERIES\LXBVBMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARK 2200 SERIES\LXBVBMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\THOMSON\SPEEDTOUCH USB\DRAGDIAG.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
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I'm trying to defragment my hard drive but everytime I try it says that it can't defragment because I have something writing to my hard drive. Is there any way that I can find what is writing to it?? I'm tired of my slow internet speed, DSL is supposed to be faster than this!!
 

A:cleaning up

You Hard Drive has nothing to do with your DSL speed. Try booting into safe mode and run disk defragmenter from there.

Too boot into safe mode reboot your computer and keep tapping the F8 key until you get the boot menu. Then select Safe mode.

In windows 9X I usually dont bother with safe mode. I usually open up the running tasks (ctrl+alt+del) and kill everything except explorer and the system tray. I then launch the defagmenter.
 

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