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Acer laptop system password error. May be virus/malware

Q: Acer laptop system password error. May be virus/malware

Could use help on this one. I am trying to fix my buddies Acer Aspire 5735 and I get past the main password and get into the utilities screen and receive a system password. I have tried for over an hour different passwords but to no avail. I tried to just get into the boot menu which i can. But every option available starts up and then restarts the computer. None work not safe mode enable boot log restore system services last known config nothing. I tried running a vista recovery disc wont load. I tried to run a new installation disc nothing. I even called Acer tech support and they said they dont put them passwords on their machine and a program had too.

Any suggestion what I can do or what could be causing this issue?

Thank you Ray

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I am having trouble with an old ACER laptop... 
I had it formatted 2 years ago to clean it up because I bought a new laptop (I stopped using ACER laptop).
I started using the ACER laptop last week (to see if it was still working...), installed a few programs, but I started o get annoyed because the laptop is too slow! I took a look at the CPU usage and it is always 100%. I installed AVG antivirus and SUPERantispyware to see if the laptop has some sort of virus or malware. The AVG antivirus doesn´t run because it is always interrupted immediately after the scan starts (I tried to scan 5 times and it was always interrupted). SUPERantispyware detected trojan related do Drivereasy (which I didn´t install!!) and some adwares. I selected SUPERantispyware to delete the items and run a new scan, SUPERantipyware didn´t detect anything else.
I installed Windows Repair program to check if it would say what was the problem with my laptop, it suggested to repair a few things (I believe it said some system files were missing) but the laptop performance didn´t improve...
And now, the internet is not working anymore!!!
One thing I think odd is the fact that the IOBIT uninstaller it doesn´t scan the laptop for leftovers (powerful scan) when removing a program... 
Anyway... I believe my laptop has virus/malware and I don´t know what to do (!!!!), so I decided to come here and ask the experts for help...!!
The informations about my laptop are:... Read more

A:Trouble with an ACER laptop, 100% CPU usage, probably it has virus/malware

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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My lapTop has infected with virus : Win32.SillyIM and Win32.Srimge!gen. Bootop time getting slower and cause system hang during bootup. Bwloe the log file from HijackThis. Please advise on how I can fix my system register of system configuration. !st time using the HijackThis. Scared to Fixed without any advise.Someone pls help & thanking you in advance for any valuable help.--Masita------< START LOG >------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:11:43, on 02-Nov-2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

A:Laptop Infected With Virus/malware, Changed System Configuration / Registery

Hi Masita!

I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I'm in Hijackthis school and Teachers will check my posts.
Sorry that it took us so long to get back to you, but as you can see we're stumped withthe amout of logs.

Before we can start, please post a fresh hijackthis log back here.

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My laptop screensaver had a Spyware warning asking me to click here and it kept taking me to:<http://windows-privacy-protection.com/?aid=444.471>The system tray kept popping up warnings, every now and then a red dialog box would do the same. I uninstalled Internet Explorer from System Components, but it still pops up now and then, but can't access anything from it. The message on my screen is no longer there because I uninstalled IE, but it said something to the effect of "Your computer is infected with Spyware, it's in danger, people are attempting to attack your computer" and then at the bottom, had a link to that windows privacy thing asking me to buy something. At the very end of this message, I've added a log from Malware's LOG (mbam)Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Jigna on 2008-06-15 17:50:11Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 3 Restore Point(s) --3: 2008-06-16 00:50:23 UTC - RP174 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point2: 2008-06-15 22:56:18 UTC - RP173 - Installed STOPzilla. Available with Windows Installer version 1.2 and later.1: 2008-06-15 20:30:00 UTC - RP172 - Removed Symantec Client SecurityBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Jigna.exe) --------------------------------------------... Read more

A:Malware / Virus Infected Laptop And Desktop Screensaver And System Tray

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days, please post a new Deckard's System Scanner which includes the HijackThis log. Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped.

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Using Edge browser on Windows 10 I got this pop-up:

It has changed the browser default page setting so that when you kill Edge by task manager and restart it, it opens the same window again. I've tried disabling the network, but even with no internet access, when you start Edge it brings up the window. I ran Malwarebytes but it didn't find anything. I ran AdwCleaner, it also didn't find anything. It only affects Edge, IE is OK. Any help appreciated.

A:“Debug malware error 895-system 32.exe failure” virus

You can try this: Currently it seems to be not available to reset Microsoft Edge. we may choose to clear browser data under ...->Settings->Clear Browse Data, choose what to clear part.
CCleaner will allow you to view and control the startups and tasks for Windows and your browsers. If you can download CCleaner, do this:
Don't know how CCleaner will interact with Edge....
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner:
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.
At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next
post. Please do that.
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you
will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.

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hope you can help me to fix this
here is my information

thanks a lot


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Danny on 2008-02-10 14:55:23
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
64: 2008-02-10 14:56:54 UTC - RP307 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
63: 2008-02-10 14:15:24 UTC - RP306 - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 3
62: 2008-02-10 14:09:29 UTC - RP305 - Removed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
61: 2008-02-09 23:02:19 UTC - RP304 - Installed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
60: 2008-02-09 22:46:25 UTC - RP303 - Spyware Doctor: Cleaning Threats

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-18 00:08:31 UTC - RP244 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 192 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as Danny.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:59:52, on 10/02/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:trojan horse system error virus malware

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
We'll begin with ComboFix. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log so we may continue cleaning the system.

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Hi, A close friend of mine just gave me her laptop and said she hasn't had it working in a long time, and that she would like me to fix it for her.
When I attempted to turn the machine on, It asked for a HDD password.
I'm assuming the machine was left turned off for long enough that the Cmos battery died, and when I restored power to it, the harddrive would have assumed it has been put into a new computer.

I also attempted to access the bios menu, but it is also protected with a password.

The warranty is well over by now so "tampering" with the device myself will prove no difference to a warranty.
We do not want to "send it in" for repair, because It would cost far to much for a task that would probably only take a number of minutes.

I have had a quick look for the Cmos battery, but it has been hidden pretty well... I don't want to pull the computer completely to pieces unless I really really have to...

Resetting the Cmos would probably not fix the problem anyway, because the password is actually set to the harddrive itself, so if you move it to another computer, it asks for password.
Is there a way we can return the machine to its factory settings, and restore ownership over the harddrive?

A:HDD Password on acer laptop

As far as I know, laptops store the password on a chip on the motherboard separate from the cmos chip, it is also stored on the hard drive when you set a hard drive password, it is against forum rules to help with passwords, sorry.


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A friend brought over an Acer Laptop for me to look at. It will not boot. It requests an HDD password. He said he never set one up on the computer. He is a church youth pastor and my guess is that one of the young ones pulled a trick on him.

I went into the BIOS and, sure enough, it has HDD Password enabled. I tried to set the BIOS back to default, but that does not help. I tried to boot the computer to a live Linux disk, and the HDD Password message comes up before the disk can boot. Only by removing the Hard Drive can I boot with the live disk.

I assume I could replace the hard drive with another, but I think my friend wants the data on the computer.

I've written Acer, but, so far have not received an answer. I've also tried various possible passwords and, of course, that didn't work.

Any ideas?

A:Acer Laptop Asking HDD Password

Maybe taking out the Cmos battery and then putting it back may work but it is hard to get to and is soldered to the motherboard

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My sisters ex boyfriend is going to prison for a long time (yay) well before he was arrested he got them this laptop for her school only wouldn't give her the password. He said he wanted to be able to see what she does on it. well now that he is gone (yay again :) she needs to be able to continue use for her school. there isnt a disk with it. I tried to startup with f8 and i cant start it up from a disk. how can i reset it for her?

A:how to reset password for Acer laptop

It is against Forum rules to help with circumventing passwords.

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I am trying to find the password for rebooting the acer 1300 laptop. The laptop gives a clue as BOB and i have tried everything I know can anyone help me at all....Thanks

A:password for rebooting the acer 1300 laptop

welcome to tsg
Its best to start a new thread of you r own rather than ask a question in someone else's post - so i have created a new one for you - HOWEVER,
we do not help bypassing passwords here - please reread the rules
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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I have reached the screen where I choose troubleshoot/reset the pc. Next I am greeted with a screen asking me to "insert windows installation or recovery media to continue". I don't have either or a thumb drive. Is it possible to download Windows 8.1 on my tablet and boot my laptop from the files on my tablet? Can I use it as a big thumb drive? Is there a way around this?

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I have an Acer Extensa 5620 and the Pheonix Bios has a password that I need to remove or reset or even recover how can I do this in Windows 7, Acer wants me to send it in and pay 100.00 for a reset. I have been building desktop computers since 1995 but have never pulled the bios / cmos battery in a laptop before.

A:How do I reset my Acer Laptop Bios Password

Ok sorry guys I did not see all the forum rules appling to hacking or Bios recovery... so I would withdraw my post if I knew how lol ... Thanks again I'll keep Searching ( freaking Acer wants me to pay 100.00 dollars for a reset ! )... Pseudo2010

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I have an Acer laptop which has developed a problem:

Laptop spec:
Acer Aspire 4930G
Windows 7 Ultimate
4gb ram
250 hdd
Bought in 2008 but it's treating me as good as a new laptop.

The problem:
When I turn it on it goes through the start up process but when it get to the bit before I need to enter the password to log in, a blue screen with white text flashes on and then laptop restarts itself. The same process is going on and on without able to reach to the desktop screen.

I have tried and no success on the below:
F8 on start up (Tried to repair and use last known good configuration)
Put in Windoes 7 installer CD to repair (nothing comes up after I click repair, screen is on but waited ages and nothing happen).

I really dont want format my laptop as I have not back up all my files and documents and pictures (sadly I saved them in both C drive and D drive, which left me with no disk to format, else I would be happy to format it).

Some people suggest that it is the problem of graphic card, and some suggests it's cause by ram.

This problem is not just happen in windows 7, it happened on windows xp to some user back in 2008, which you can see from the below link. So I think this problem is not OS-specific.

I appreciate your suggestion and I am urgently need help because my exam is coming soon and I need to use my laptop T.T.

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A:Acer Laptop keeps restarting even before entering password to log in

Can you boot into safe mode?

If you can boot into safe mode, see if you can upload a report


Also, try running a memory test
Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Forums

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I found this kind of odd and aslo wanted to share my experience in the hopes of helping someone else out. When restarting an Acer computer (my model M5621), I pressed Alt+F10 to execute a system restore. When I tried to proceed with the system restore, it prompted me for a password. I had no clue what it was so I tried it blank to no avail. Researching with Google prompted me to use 000000 as the password and it did not work. I talked with Acer technical support and he told me that my partition is probably corrupt and I need to buy this restore disk (sigh). After speaking with them, I just tried my usual start-up password and voila it worked! Now, I got a nasty virus called the Windows Tool. It mimiced all the seemings of a virus scanner and showed a myriad of viruses on my computer in the hopes that I would buy their program. It disabled me from doing anything, etc. Started giving me BSODs AFTER I got rid of it, so I decided to restore my computer before trying hardware issues. I thought the virus/trojan/malware demon may have changed the password. Then after my computer was restored I saw that there was an empowering technology widget which let me set a password! I believe long, long, ago I may have set the password to my start up password, but I am unsure. Could a trojan go into my partition and change my recovery password? That thing was friggin' ugly, it tried to steal my steam account and all sorts of stuff. The main reason I am posting this is just so someo... Read more

A:Acer Empowering Technology Password when performing System Recovery

Well...you mention three variables which, IMO, could possibly account for any system problem.

a. Acer. I'm not being mean, but I have never thought that buying a system from any OEM manufacturer (Acer, HP, eMachines, etc.) where they install and do things their way...is one more possibly complicating factor that can be avoided by building my own systems. I'm not a laptop lover, so I can have my attitude and do straight installs of Windows without considering reoovery/restore mechanisms, atypical boot scenarios, and hidden partitions.

b. Malware...no need to elaborate on this, other than to say that (IMO) many persons who attempt to self-heal systems they have allowed to get infected...may not necessarily be very astute at recognizing and removing infections.

c. Hardware issues. Hard to troubleshoot without a methodical approach, IMO.

If you truly have resolved your system issues...a tip of the hat to you and thanks for posting...it may help someone out there and that's what many of us try to do, within the realm of what we know and what we choose to learn.

<<Could a trojan go into my partition and change my recovery password?>>

I am not smart enough about malware to answer that , but I will say that files become damaged every day...both as the result of malware and just in the process of normal computing. Since you've cited a known malware situation...I'd be tempted to blame it, whether it was a direct result or an indirect one...b... Read more

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acer 5315 lost system recovery password bought the laptop and its running with problems wanted to restore my windows vista but it says need password i tryed every thing even looked for the aimdr.dat it says it dont exist so i tryed looking just for the pqservice no found either need help laptop didnt come with vista disk and i believe past owner removed everything so i cant recover my os

A:missing recovery password on laptop acer 5315

Sorry but we cannot help with passwords. This from the forum rules:

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

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I recently bought an acer touchscreen laptop from a friend who recently passed away. I cannot log into the acer laptop because í do not know his password or pin # and unfortunately he os now deceased. When latop is turned on it automatically asks for microsoft email address and password or pin#. Laptop does not have a cd drive on it but it is touchscreen. How can í bypass the password or pin# to use my laptop?

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I am self taught on a Vista laptop over the past 5 years. Last year I was given an Acer 1640Z laptop which has the XP OS, and have kept it up to date for a relative. Today I pressed the wrong button which started to wipe the XP. I switched off immediately, however, I now cannot get it to boot up, or even boot from a Macrium Reflect rescue DVD. The message on screen is that the file is missing or corrupt,i.e.- Windows root\system 32\hal.dll

It looks like any remedy will be too technical for me (70yrs )

DO NOT THINK I have posted this in the incorrect forum, why I am posting here is the Acer laptop has an official sticker on it, quoting " Designed for Windows XP - Windows Vista Capable."

The question is can I convert the Acer from XP to Vista, since I still have the disks which came with the Dell Vista laptop when I bought it new ?

Hoping for some positive guidance in ths matter.

A:Acer Laptop XP system - crashed.

That error is a bad one to get because it indicates very low level corruption. You will have to reinstall XP. The hard drive will probably have to be reformatted. You can't use a copy of Vista that came with a dell on an Acer so unless you can find a retail copy of Vista you are stuck with XP or Linux. By now it will be too late to get the Vista disks from Acer but you can try.

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Hey,Recently my Aspire 3100 notebook started replacing common letters with numbers and other strange characters that were not pressed. J turns into 1, M turns into 9 and so forth. This happens always and is consistant.I think, though I cannot be certain it started around the time I first logged into MSN messenger. THis may or not be relevant.Here is my HJT log. Grateful for any assistance in this matter.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 14:38:36, on 2007-04-26Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program\Delade filer\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exeC:\Program\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePow... Read more

A:Acer 3100 Keyboard Issue. Trojan, Malware, Virus?

Hello Cobra8472 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. The Trend version of HijackThis is still in beta and so is not for use in forums at this time. The latest stable release can be found here: HijackThis_sfx.exeThe keyboard issue sounds like the Num Lock is turned on. If so, then on a laptop, the letter keys revert to being used as a keypad. Check the numlock and if it is on, turn it off.If that doesn't resolve the problem then post a new HijackThis log by doing the following:We need a complete HijackThis (HJT) log file to be able to analyze what is happening on your computer. If you do not have a copy of HijackThis or do not have the latest stable version (1.99.1) then download it from here: HijackThis_sfx.exe Double-click on the file you just downloaded and click on the UnZip button to install the program. It will be installed to the C:\Program Files\HijackThis\ folder by default.Boot normally, start HijackThis and click the Do a system scan and save a log button to perform a scan and create a log file. When the scan is complete, Notepad will open up with the log file in it. While in Notepad, press Ctrl-A to select all text and then Ctrl-C to copy the text to the clipboard.POST the log in this thread using the Add Reply button. Click in the data-entry window and press Ctrl-V to paste the log into the window. Add any other comments which you believe might be helpful in our analysis. and click the Add Reply button.I will review your log when it comes in.DO N... Read more

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Hey folks, thanks a ton in advance for any help or suggestions given. I guess my old account was deleted, but I previously joined/donated for some help received. Regardless, I have a friends Acer laptop I am attempting to help her restore as usable. Acer Aspire 6930Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800 (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)1244MB Mobile Graphics Accelerator 4500MHD3 GB DDR2320GB HDDWindows VistaWhen you boot it, it pretty much stays in the boot screen.....does no more. She got the computer from Best Buy, and they set up 3 recover disks. When you try to run the 1st of 3, I select the language....then a prompt comes up to ask me what I want to do. As you can see below, I cannot select "restore from backup". I then click to "restore to default" and then I get this error message......I searched the error message, and found others who've experienced the exact same issue. What they discovered is that the computer would not utilize the recovery disks if there was an existing partition. So the folks with the same problem as I, downloaded the Ultimate Boot Disk to recover their computers. When I do that, I got a message in BIOS saying "No operating system found".This whole message....I can follow directions very well, and I am a fairly familiar with computers....but not enough to solve this one. I appreciate anyones time thrown in to try and find a fix or a final resolution (if the HD is fubar). Darren

A:Acer laptop : Operating system not found

Can you download a Linux Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com and burn it to a CD and see if it can read your disk drive.

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I have a acer laptop with Windows's 7 I attempted to do a complete system restore to factory settings the process goes through but never returns to the state to set up the computer to be used after the system says it is restores the black acer screen comes up and at that point all it does is say boot mgr failed press ctl alt delete to restart . I need to get this computer back to normal operating status

A:Acer laptop system restore issue

Do you have the orginal Windows 7 CD?

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I have an acer laptop, and it will not boot up. It displays a blue screen and says Fatal system failure. Is this realy a fatal system failure?

A:Fatal system failure-Acer laptop

Have you tried reinstalling windows?

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A few weeks ago I kept getting messages that looked like it was from McAfee claiming that I needed to run a scan on my computer.  I clicked on the box to close, but it kept coming up periodically.  So then one time I just hit 'run the scan' button and after two seconds an error message came up.  So I closed the whole thing. 
I figured I must have caught some virus so I went to control panel on my Acer and I did a "recovery" which usually clears everything off my computer.  It take about ten minutes or so.  This time after a few minutes, it showed that it was 88% finished when my computer just shut down.  After a couple of seconds it then started back up. 
Since that time, every time I start my lap top it will turn on and stay on for about 3 or 4 minutes, then it will turn off and restart.
Can anyone give me an idea as to what I should do?

A:I think my Acer laptop has a virus

Hello, and welcome Let's take a look.MiniToolbox by FarbarPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.===Security Check by screen317Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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An Operating System Wasn't Found. Try Disconnecting Any Drives That Don't Contain An Operating System.Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart

I Have Try Everything and Nothing works..My Laptop Is An Acer Travelmate 5335

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I have an Acer Travelmate 4200 that got a drink spilled on it last night. It spilled all over the keyboard, so we took apart the top section of the keyboard to clean it out and dried it upside down last night to get any remaining liquid out.

Now the computer will not load. The green power light comes on and it acts like it is trying to read the DVD drive but then it does nothing. The fan comes on as well. But no screen or anything else.

Please help, this computer has the research for a thesis and it is very crucial to school.


A:Acer Laptop wont start operating system now!!!!

Aparently you have tried to make the laptop as dry as possible, but things can still be fried inside it. I am afraid the latter is the case and that you will have to opt for a waranty claim, although water damage usually isn't covered in that.

To recover the data I suggest to remove the harddisk and put it in or connect it to another laptop... but bottomline is that I think your laptop is lost :-(

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This is my Wifes newish Acer Aspire 6530, & still in it's first year warantie. Acer are almost uncontactable & we need to get at least one of our 3 laptops malware free as we are away from the UK in Greece. Did get through to Acer & they sugested a factory restore using the on board D2D recovery... Did that a couple of weeks back... Made a DVD recovery disc (2 Disks) then Conected to internet & updated Vista home premium. Downloaded MBAM & scanned, I also downloaded AVG 9.0 28 day trial & installed that along with the AVG firewall. The symptoms: To start with not many, other than slowness & some odd warnings. No Internet redirects as such. Then Windows defender started stopping working, I checked the history & found it had let through and allowed to install a registry [email protected]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\internet Explorer\Main\\Start Page I did a web search & turned up very little info on this, but none good... I now have 2 new keys called: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3301625118-1092049821-1787829980-1000HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3301625118-1092049821-1787829980-1000_Classes Next day we had aquiered an adition drive called Q: This was inacsesable... This has since diapeared from "Computer" but is still listed when GMER is run. I opened a DOS box as Admin & did "netstat -abfno" to be greeted by lots of connections including some who's host service were ... Read more

A:persistant rootkit survived D2D system reinstall on Acer Laptop.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Ok, so earlier today i decided that i needed to restore my laptop to factory default. As you can see from the title, i use an acer laptop which means i used the acer Erecovery software. All went well at first, although it took a stangely long time at a screen which said "setup is starting." The problem now is, I am now stuck on the acer 'software installation screen!' It is stuck at 41/48 where it is trying to install clear.fi v1.0. I think i heard the sound of an error earlier which worries me as i dont want to force restart my laptop as it clearly says not to do that and doing this caused my hard-drive to break last time!
I have been on this screen for about 2 hours now, and will leave it overnight if i have to. I just need to know what to do if it does not fix!

A:Laptop stuck on acer software installation after system restore

Have you categorically rejected the idea of doing a clean install, as opposed to a recovery to factory specs via the Acer software?

Acer software and support being what it is, I'm not surprised by your predicament and don't have a solution to that other than to wait as long as you can stand to see if it sobers up.

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The internet on my Acer laptop is so slow after a system restore, it takes 25 minutes to download a 17 MB file on a 5 mbps internet connection.

The reason why I had to restore my laptop, is due to me deleting some registry keys.
Why I delete the keys in the first place (made everything open in notepad), is due to me trying to delete zone alarm toolbar (nightmare)
I also download some other programs which include lastpass,truecrypt,file shredder, novastor backup, threatfire, zone alarm firewall, bufferzone.

other important notes.

if you need me to run any tests on computer just ask me and I will run the test.
My laptop is a aspire 5750G
I have already used cclener, smart pc care, slimcleaner.
it's not a virus
I get error messages such as sever hang up and can not display webpage
I am using Google chrome as my browser

So How can I fix the speed of my internet?

A:[SOLVED] Help, the internet on my acer laptop is slow after system restore

Hi and welcome to TSF please try running sfc /scannow http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-checker.html

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high guyz i have got here, a laptop from acer, its from eee pc series i dont exactly know the model name cuz i just got it from my aunt as she is having the problem and its hers sooo,, it doesnt have a cd rom.. the problem is, that she got it to run the internet without installing as antivirus software, so now that i have done that, the virus has already spread itself in every program,, we dont know what to do, is there a chane of reinstalling the windows is some way? it has windows 7 starter already installed in it//??? the antivirus would simply move the affected file into a virus chest and would not repair the file,, so iam forced to delete it????????????


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hy, i m amna shabir from Pakistan. i have a dell inspiron N4050 laptop which is awarded to me through the nawaz sharif youth initiative scheme in 2012. my laptop was working quite well but sometime ago it stops working. and now when ever i turn it on it demands the system password which i dont know about that which thing is that or which is its system password.kindly help me to on the laptop because i have to close my thesis work as soon as possible.

A:to ask the system password of my laptop.

If you've lost the password, contact the administrators of the program under which you received the system for assistance.  
If you know you have not set a password -- but one just appeared suddenly -- you 'll need to replace the system board.

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

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

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

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


A:error loading operative system on Acer

Hi ilevoi and welcome to Vista Forums

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

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The lame recovery cd they provided only offers me the option to format and restore everything and lose all data on hard drive.

I would appreciate any ideas. Thanks.

A:Missing Operating System error on Acer PC

When you boot with DVD, is there an option for system repair?

You should see a screen like this -

Regards. . .



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I was hoping that someone may be able to provide some advice re a small problem I have. Since my laptop died and I've rebuilt it. The time is not correct on it. When I power on the laptop the time is wrong and I then reset it to the correct time. If I leave it on for a few hours it seems to lose time if this makes sense. I believe the CMOS battery controls the time when the laptop is switched off and this could be the problem, but I thought that once the system was fired up the time was controlled by the operating system. Is this correct?

Also if it's the CMOS battery that needs replacing is there anyway of knowing this is the issue before dismantling. Problem is that the location of this battery requires full dismantling and reassembly. Typical manufactures they put the CMOS battery in the most inaccessible place on my laptop.

Would anything other than the CMOS battery be responsible for this isue, could it be a virus or anything along these lines..

Any advice appreciated...

A:System running win7 losing time on my Acer 8930G laptop

No; actually that is where you are wrong. The CMOS battery keeps the date and time in tact at all times no matter whether the computer is on or off. The operating system just allows it to use the internet to check and set the time correctly. There probably is no virus; just the battery needs replacing. Which should be pretty simple. I believe you have to take off the top case to get to the system board and locate the cmos battery.

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File is located C:\Windows/system32/npmproxy/DLL
My computer is running very slow and sluggish and this error keeps popping up. My laptop use to have do do around 6 updates every time I shutdown and now it isn't doing it anymore. Since that has stopped my computer has been very slow. Do I have a virus? Or do I need to reinstall windows?

A:"insert program"-bad image virus on my Acer laptop

I may be able to provide some simple advice on your situation.  If not, the more experienced members here will step in to help out.  In order for us to help diagnose your system and provide advice we will need you to provide some basic info, using the following instructions: 
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
Please also download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size
  List Minidump Files
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
You might also want to try Method 1 (Safe Mode and Clean Boot) and Method 2 (sfc /scannow) as listed at this hyperlink (method 3 does not seem to be working any more):

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This showed up when i started up my computer last night (I'm running XP). My desktop background changed to red with biohazard type logo, windows keep popping up trying to sell me protection, etc. when it first showed up some of my desktop icons dispeared and i couldn't get into my c drive, but that seems to have stopped for the moment.I've run my Kasperskys Antivirus, which says it can't delete it, disinfects it, but doesn't seem to change anything.I've also used System Mechanic 5, Spybot Search and Destroy, Smitfraudfix (i saw this suggested to someone else veiwing another forum- and it seems to work and everything looks good for 5 minutes, but then low and behold it comes right back) plus RegClean, RegistryFix, Tracks Eraser Pro, BugDoctor- to try and clean stuff out- some things seem to get rid of it, but then it returns. I've been looking it up on google to see what other people did, and trying these things, but obviously this strategy hasn't worked. its just given me a headache.I'm out of my depth. I really need help! Thankyou in advance for your wisdom.Here are my dss reports:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Aqua Dragon on 2008-06-08 11:54:45Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --5: 2008-06-08 15:54:53 UTC - RP230 - Deck... Read more

A:I Have An Error Cleaner, Privacy Protector, Spyware And Malware Protection Problem (virus? Malware? Trojan?)

Hi,Please uninstall the following programs since they are known to cause more damage than anything else:RegistryFix v6.2Bug Doctor afterwards.After reboot, * Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixThis includes installing the Windows XP Recovery Console in case you have not installed it yet.Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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Thanks in advance to the BleepingComputer users for helping me and others with this malware/virus problem: On December 14, 2011, the System Fix Virus & Privacy Protection Virus hijacked and infected my system: WinXP (64-bit). They've caused my default web browser to change frequently (each time I reboot my PC). So I've been having trouble getting rid of all of this malware/viruses from my system, since I use Windows XP x64. The latest version(s) of ComboFix and TDSSKiller don't work on the 64-bit version of Windows XP, but they are compatible with other versions of Windows: 98, XP, VISTA, 2000, 2003, 2008 and Windows 7! The following programs were made for other operating systems, so I need a solution to these 3 problems (listed below)e: ComboFix.exe and TDSSKiller.exe are not compatible with my Windows XP 64-bit system. So how do I get rid of the malware/viruses from this computer without those apps that were made to get rid of the following problems on other Windows OS's?:1. System Fix Virus (reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic432547.html)2. Privacy Protection Virus (reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic432664.html)3. Google-Redirect Malware (reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic416561.html)

A:Infected WinXP 64-bit with "System Fix Virus" & "Privacy Protection Virus" (Malware)

That is coorect they will not.. If you need to remove malware stiil then please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Include a link back to this topic.Let me know if that went well.

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I'm not sure if this counts as a hardware or software problem, sorry if I've posted it in the wrong forum.

My parents have an acer laptop, it is about 3 years old, it has a centrino 1.6, 256mb ram, 40GB HD, CDRW and windows XP.

Up until yesterday it was working perfectly, and when last used it shut down normally. However on trying to boot it up today it gets to a screen that says “load error! Press any key to reboot…”, however when pressing a key it just displays the load error message again and seems stuck in a loop.
This happens only a couple of seconds into the boot sequence, the screen immediately before the error screen gives the following information:

Base Memory xxxxx
Extended memory xxxxx
Total memory xxxxxx

Auto detecting IDE device
Primary master xxxxxx
Secondary master

Insyde ACPI bios initialised

At the bottom of the screen it says “ Press F2 to enter system configuration”

If I press F2 at that point I get into the BIOS.

I did not know what to do, I wondered whether Windows had been corrupted so decided to wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows using the recovery CD’s supplied with Acer.
After going into the BIOS to change to boot device to the CD drive, the clean reinstall seemed to go well, everything progressed, as normal and every thing seemed to being reinstalled. I was optimistic that all would be well.

However, on rebooting after the reinstall I got the same error message as I had done before. (I had changed the boot de... Read more

A:Load Error! Acer laptop will not boot

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First, my laptop is a Aspire 5250-BZ853. I received it back in October, I think...may've been earlier. But anyhow, it was working just fine yesterday until I did a Windows Update. I had to restart, and it was fine again. But then it began running sluggishly slow, and just terrible overall so I restarted it once more and that was when the problems began.

This entire day, this has been driving me nuts. I have important files on here, and I backed up most on my external harddrive a bit ago but there were a few I missed and hadn't the chance to get (ironically enough the most important, papers and such.) At first, it said my password was wrong -- as if someone had changed it! I restarted it once more, thinking it an error or something, and did that again so I restarted it again. Finally, it worked but I think it logged me in as safe mode somehow. After that, it restarted on its own and began this loop. I did a LOT of searching on Google until finally someone suggested to someone else to try pressing "ALT + F10" I think it was as it was starting, and finally I made progress. Before that, it was just going into a constant rebooting loop and I couldn't even log into safe mode. Trying to reset it back to a time it was working was futile, because it said there was no recovery time there! So that shot that idea down. At last, I got somewhere.

But then that was shot as well. I clicked the reset to factory settings, but still keep all the files (and they would be saved to... Read more

A:Install Windows Error, Acer Laptop

Within the first year you have a full parts, replacement and Tech Support warranty. You can call them to have them help you through it, including RMA'ing the machine if necessary.

When Win7 will not boot then follow these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

You can copy out your files at any time using a Win7 DVD available in the blue link above or Repair Disk with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console or using Paragon rescue disk to recover data.

Try running Acer e-Recovery again following these steps: Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

If it fails again your options are to run Factory Recovery Disks you made earlier or can order from Acer Tech Support, or to follow these steps which include everything you need to get the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hi All, I have an Acer Aspire laptop with windows vista home basic. About a week ago it just stopped working. it gets to the windows load page where the bars keeps moving to let you know it is loading and thats all i get. It will not go past this point at all. I have tried to load it in safe mode and it stops at windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys I have used the acer recovery software that came with the computer to no avail. The recovery disk load and go all the way thru to the point where you remove the cd's and reboot the system. and you guessed it the same thing happens. I reinstalled windows and you guessed it the same thing happens. I have no idea what to do or where to go from here. Please if anyone has any ideas or has a similar problem please post. Thank you for reading my post.

A:Acer Aspire laptop CRCdisk error

Originally Posted by mmacc1

Hi All, I have an Acer Aspire laptop with windows vista home basic. About a week ago it just stopped working. it gets to the windows load page where the bars keeps moving to let you know it is loading and thats all i get. It will not go past this point at all. I have tried to load it in safe mode and it stops at windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys I have used the acer recovery software that came with the computer to no avail. The recovery disk load and go all the way thru to the point where you remove the cd's and reboot the system. and you guessed it the same thing happens. I reinstalled windows and you guessed it the same thing happens. I have no idea what to do or where to go from here. Please if anyone has any ideas or has a similar problem please post. Thank you for reading my post.

Hi mmacc

It's a bit hard to state positively what your problem might be, but it looks like it is hardware, probably the Hard Drive. Your options are limited. My recommendation would be to take it to a repair centre. Is it stll under warranty?


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Ok This is my daughters lap top. So I have her user account password but under user accounts is shows as Computer administrator, Tried to go to msconfig and stop the massive start up's. Which blocked some but not all, it need admin permission So now i know she's not the admin. I did a Malwarebytes Anti-malware scan found 2, Not major but before, I tried to do an update and got Error code 732 (12029,0) Said to report to malware...Shows internet 100%, Google Chrome wont open at all, Internet explorer Can not display, did the diagnose, no luck. Went to Safe mode with internet. Now asks for Admin Password or Her's. Dont know admin's but went in to her and did not show internet (will try again shortly) Now I remember sometime back i had issues with a password to logmein.com and when i called customer service they had walked me through i believe it was DOS to where i found the password(s) used on the computer. Any ideas on this or how to find the admin password. [/b][/b]She had mentioned that there was an error message coming up prior to me looking at it something like " salena/LOCAL/temp/ (cant remember the rest) could not be found" everytime she started the computer even on restart. I haven't seen it since i have done the above. Ok trying to user Mozilla Firefox, I get this message "The proxy server is refusing connections" TRUTH I have no idea what the proxy server is... All replies greatly appreciated...PaulaEdit: Moved topic fro... Read more

A:Admin password lost, virus on cp, not internet to update malware

Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.==========================================================================================================================================Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others u... Read more

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I am having a wierd problem and was wondering if anybody has heard of this or has any information.

I am running Windows XP Pro. Yesterday, out of the blue, before windows loads, I get a box that pops up with the Windows Vista Ultimate Logo and a message "your password will expire in 10 days...and is ticking down. I don't have a password, I didn't set it up to need a password.

I did a google search and found out that this MAY have something to do with VistaDrive.exe nobody seems to be sure.

Thanks guys,

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I have a family member who lost the password to the booting system b4 windows. She doesn't know how the system password starting popping up (maybe from son attempting windows password way too much?). but she cannot log in, it was a used laptop so the system password was already placed. I heard that it's basically impossible to bypass unless you replace the motherboard. I also heard that you can remove and the lithium battery for a few minutes and insert it back will reset the system password. Is this true? Let me know please ty

A:Ways to bypass the system password on a laptop?

Check the system manuals and manufacturer documentation available online.

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It says enter administrator password i dont know it after the 3rd try it says system disabled 55214080


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A:My laptop says system disabled whaen i put the password 3 ti...

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This Acer Aspire 7250 laptop with Windows 7 64bit system has been causing trouble ever since I ran Tron script. I have ran the DDS on this machine if needed I will post as directed. As the title says the stuttering and delays are system wide. In event viewer the Error 11, the driver detected a controller error on \ Device\Harddisk\DRI. , which concerns me. I was seeking help on this if anyone has an idea. There are about 7 other error/warnings in the event viewer 3 of which I know to be irrelevant. As of now I only have Windows Firewall and AntiMalware malware on this system, formerly Avast Premier was on the machine. If more information is needed please inquire, I appreciate all assistance.

A:Acer Aspire laptop stuttering video/audio - lags entire system and programs.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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I've owned an Acer Aspire 5100 Laptop for six months now and I've had absolutely no persisting problems with it until now. The problem started right after my friend and I were running an Ad-hoc network between out two laptops, so I'm fairly certain the problem has something to do with the wireless adapter. Right after I turn the thing on it lists 5-6 errors. It reads:

Recource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function:00
Recource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function:01
Recource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function:02
Recource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function:03

After I dismiss the errors, the computer begins to load up in the vista load screen only to crash a few seconds in. This happens in Safemode and when I start normally.

I've been trying to fiddle with the BIOS to figure out if I could fix this but I've had absolutely no luck. None of the other start up options seem to do anything, either.

I'm abroad right now and I'm without my Vista CD so I can't use that either.

Help would be more than appreciated,



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A:Acer laptop won't start up. Error code 0xc000000f

You can read about that error code at the webpage links here:



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Got a new Acer 5620 laptop running Vista - removed Norton AV, added TrendMicro AV then loaded MS Office 07 - Outlook 07 will not run (other programs are fine) - gives 2 errors - one is MSVCR80.dll is not found; it also said at one point that RTFHTML.DLL was not found and keeps saying I should re-install Outlook. I haved tried the following steps: Re-Installing Office suite, repairing office, starting from scratch and restoring system to factory settings (full format) - none of these solved the issue. I did a lot of research on-line and many things point to this maybe being a conflict with Acer add-ins? So, I also tried going into the registry editor and changing the LoadBehavior for the suspect add-ins to zero, but that did not work either. NO clue where to go from here....please help!! Thanks!!

A:Outlook error msvcr80.dll missing on new Acer laptop

First, use the uninstall tool from the Symantec site, not the uninstall that is on your machine - it cleans things more completely.
Per this link, it suggests you change the add-ins to 1, not 0.
http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=770117...good luck

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