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I apologize for the duplicate post . . .

Q: I apologize for the duplicate post . . .

But nobody has answered it in the security forum. here goes:

Pesky problem w/ information bar

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I think I understand how all of this works, but apparently I'm missing something. My information bar warns me that my browser does not allow activex controls and this page may not display correctly. The page is in my trusted zone, and I have ActiveX enabled. When I click the bar, nothing happens. It's my webmail inbox page! I've tried resetting the options to 'prompt' and then back again, just to see what would happen, Nothing I change w/ ActiveX changes this behaviour. Out of frustration, I finally removed Norton Internet Security 2005 (took 3 reboots). I installed ZoneAlarm internet security today - problem persists. I also use spybot and ad-aware. I *think* I've checked everything in both of those programs and don't see any setting that would cause this. I've run registry mechanic also.

Possibly related - today I joined a C++ developers forum, and can't login. I keep getting the message the "this site uses cookies, you must have cookies enabled to login". Well, I have cookies enabled for my trusted zone. (I added the forum to my trusted zone). I've even tried accepting all cookies, 3rd party or 1st, doesn't matter, can't login. I added the site to my ZA sites list and enabled all of the cookies there, doesn't matter, can't login.

This is really starting to frustrate me. I feel much better now that I have my default zone locked up pretty tight, but I keep having these issues. One, I actually solved: the macromedia download was on an adobe page, but I had to add the macromedia site to my trusted zone also to get the download. When I clicke don "download now" I was on adobe.com, but when it finished I discovered I was redirected to macromedia.com - I figured that one out on a hunch. (yes, spent 30 minutes trying to dload flash player so I could produce a screen-recording tutorial for someone)

Anyone have a solution for the information bar/activex warning? How bout any of the rest of this? There's something I'm missing or somethings hosed, I don't know which.

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Preferred Solution: I apologize for the duplicate post . . .

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

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

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

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Don't know what is going on??
Will incluce the email message I am receiving over & over again, have never had this happen before.
Scanned my computer for viruses, (none) but just received another one of these,
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=94940&goto=newpost
Is it something from your end???
Need help on this people
Please!!!!
Thanks,
snoluc
 

A:Getting duplicate & more duplicate copies of reply to post!! ???

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a connection issue caused a duplicate post....I have edited it to delete the substantive material

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Duplicate post, please delete

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Ok, I have a 56k 3Com US Robotics internal modem. Prior to getting AOL ( ), the modem software could set the volume of the modem - now it doesnt !

I went in to modem>properties>connection>advanced and changed the extra settings to M0 (thats M zero) so taht the modem is quiet upon connection. HOwever, AOL seems to over-ride this and makes a loud connection noise anyway.

Anyone know how to fix this ?
 

A:Modem noise and AOL (not a duplicate post btw)

Try placing a ATM0 in place of the M0. I believe AT is like saying "attention modem" and then your command to it is "modem sound off". Its a long shot, but worth a try.
 

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Db, I don't know what I'm doing. I am new at this. Where do I type in HKEY_CURRENT etc.I meant to look in files, and typed in on the computer search. Will it be the same process to delete entries I use in the files/folders?
 

A:{DUPLICATE POST} edit registry...HELP!

Take a look at your original post for some suggestions.

http://www.helponthe.net/tsgbb/Forum5/HTML/001028.html
 

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We are installing a printer with a Windows
NT server and a laptop as a work station. We
can print without going through the internet
ok but when trying to use ipp adresses and
subnets and gateways there appears to be no
communicating. The NT is version 4. I was also told there is something called Web Share
that may resolve this. Can anyone advise how
this is set-up.
Thanks Very Much
 

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please delete this is duplicate post.

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I hope somebody can help me. I just found the W-BOOT-B Virus on my computer, and my anti-virus program did not completely get rid of it! Does anyone know of a patch or download that I can use to get rid of this virus? Can't use my computer, it won't boot properly. I can get to Safe Mode with some trying, so would be able to try to fix it if I knew of some way to download something on a floppy from my other computer (this virus is on my second computer). Thanks ANYONE!
Oh, and I am NOT an advanced user, so hopefully the fix will be an easy one? Yikes!
 

A:{Duplicate Post} - HELP! HELP! FOUND W-BOOT-B VIRUS - HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT?!!

Take a look here for your answer. http://vil.nai.com/vil/default.asp
Or http://www.symantec.com/resource.html

Good luck.
 

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For some reason I'm not able to use my email when responding to email address links. Until this morning this wasn't a problem. I get an error message: "Can't write the item."
I have not intentionally made any changes to my settings.
 

A:[Duplicate post] Outlook 2000 email problems

http://www.helponthe.net/tsgbb/Forum11/HTML/001393.html

Closing this duplicate

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech
(4/29 free $5 added - free computer headset ends 4/30!):
http://www.rkfdcore.com/ebaypics/referrals.htm
 

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Hi everyone. On various forums I visit, I use the Quick Reply feature. Well, I seem to have found a bug that is not specific to any one forum as it occurs on multiple forums that I visit. It is a bug with the Quick Reply feature. When using Quick Reply, I get an error saying that what I just posted is a duplicate of another post. Thing is, I didn't click the submit button twice or anything like that. I click one time and let it do its thing. I am not sure what is going on.

Anyway, I am using Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14.
 

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I was trying to fix my friend's desktop computer that has frustrated me the most !! I took his 18GB drive out of his computer because i was having problems with installing windows XP on his hard drive. So, i plugged his drive on my computer and installed the windows XP professional SP 3, updated it, installed the anti virus software.

Now when i plugged the same hard drive on his computer instead of getting the normal windows back, i get the follwoing message:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Seconds until Windows starts: 30

If I SELECT any of the above options, it freezes his computer. I don't know what is going on because a fresh copy of windows XP is installed on the drive and even an anti virus ... Read more

A:We apologize for the inconvenience......

Well I am not surprised.
When you installed XP on your computer - on his hard drive, it configured XP for YOUR computer
It is not likely it will run on HIS computer.
Why can you not install it on his computer - what is the error message or difficulty
 

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I left my computer on today and went to the store for an hour - came back to my computer running CHKDSK. After it finished, it froze. I restarted and it ran CHKDSK again, and froze again. Now when I restart I get a message: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start correctly. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." The options "Safe Mode" "Last Good Configuration" "Start Windows Normally" freeze the computer. To my knowledge, no software or hardware was changed. I use the computer for stock trading and nothing else. The only software running was my trading platform and AVG antivirus.

System:
Dell Optiplex GX270
Windows XP Pro (pre-installed; no cd)

Please help,
Michael

A:"We apologize for the inconvenience, but..."

Hi de_nogent -
What chkdsk were you running , chkdsk /r , or /f , and what was the reason for running the check -

Thank You -

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Yesterday I tried to watch some game online and when I clicked on the link some ad popped up, when I clicked on X my laptop started to make some weird noises and it froze so I shut it down. When I tried to turn it on I got the message we apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully and I had options safe mode, safe mode with networking, last good conf. and start windows normally. I literally tried each of those options but each time it restarts and I'm back again on that page we apologize.
Then I put the original CD, I tried to do repair windows via recovery console by running chkdsk, before that I tried by running bootcfg /list and it gave me some error so I tried with chkdsk /r. When I run that it just stops at 75%. I tried several times, even waiting for 8 hours and it was still stuck at 75%.
So I was wondering is there any other way I can recover my windows so I don't lose everything there.
 

A:We apologize for the inconvenience....

Hi, the clue to your problem may be here.
kapz said:


my laptop started to make some weird noises and it froze so I shut it downClick to expand...

Your next best move would be to run a hard drive test.
SeaTools for DOS tutorial - ISO to CD
http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/201271en

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

How to use Linux live Cd to backup files from a dead Pc
 

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Averatec 3250 Laptop running Win XP Home, about 2 years old. Problem Similar to MSZAW.
Blue "we apologize" screen, offers booting in safe mode and restoring to last good configuration and booting normally. Whatever I enter, it goes back to the same screen and eventually crashes. I put in the XP CD that came with the computer and it only offers to restore and wipe out all personal files.

I tried the XPCD that came with my emachines desktop, and it gives the choice of Restoring XP or Booting to command prompt from the cd. The command prompt that comes up is the A prompt(the CD player- there is no floppy). I can't remember how to switch to the C drive.

My cd drive seems to work Ok, but I don't know how to proceed.java script:emoticon('', 'smid_15')

A:"we Apologize" Screeen

I'd suggest backing up your information and using the Averatec disk.

You can backup using several different methods - anything to load the backup onto other media (CD's, flash drive, portable hard drive). You'll need a copy of BartPE or the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) to get into the file system so you can copy your stuff. Just google for them and you'll be able to download them.

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We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent harware or software change might have caused this.

Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally.

I get this every time I start my computer. Any clues?
I start it in normal mode and everything seems to be working fine but when I restart or turn off and turn back on I get this black screen with the error.
 

A:We apologize for the inconvenience

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Yesterday I tried to watch some game online and when I clicked on the link some ad popped up, when I clicked on X my laptop started to make some weird noises and it froze so I shut it down. When I tried to turn it on I got the message we apologize for the inconvenience but Windows did not start successfully and I had options safe mode, safe mode with networking, last good conf. and start windows normally. I literally tried each of those options but each time it restarts and I'm back again on that page we apologize.
Then I put the original CD, I tried to do repair windows via recovery console by running chkdsk, before that I tried by running bootcfg /list and it gave me some error so I tried with chkdsk /r. When I run that it just stops at 75%. I tried several times, even waiting for 8 hours and it was still stuck at 75%.
So I was wondering is there any other way I can recover my windows so I don't lose everything there.
 

A:Help needed...we apologize for the incovenience....

Hi
 
Since checkdisk halt at 75% i suspect a hardware failure possibly HDD. What is the make model of your laptop ? . Did the laptop have a built in self test option ?

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Greetings,

A friend of mine started her computer today after being away for 5 days. She shut it down normally before she left. She is now getting "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." No options after that have worked, Safe mode, last known good config........ect.

I think the only thing she can try is a windows repair. She did not get a windows setup disc when she purchased the computer. There is no restore partition on the HD. My question is.....Can she use any XP Pro disk to do a windows repair? of does she need the disc that was used when the oerating system was installed?

Thanks
Smitty
 

A:Solved: We apologize for the inconvenience.........Oh no!

If you have a Full Operating System on CD then you can try this:

1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER (if none was set, leave it blank and press ENTER).
7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:

a. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
Total Identified Windows Install... Read more

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My fathers laptop has gone wrong.... I'm sure it's something simple but I don't know how to fix it for him.... Can someone please help me

When you switch it on.... Acer Aspire 3610 - it comes up with the following message

We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. a recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your compuyter stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last know good configurationto revert to the most recent setting that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was puresed. or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose start windows normally.

Safe mode
Safe mod with networking
safe mode with command prompt

Last know good configuration (your most recent settings that worked) start windows normal)

uses the up and down keys to move the highlighted to your choice. Seconds until windows starts (then it counts down)

I've selected safe mode, and also last know good configuartion....
but all that happens is the counts down and the windows screens appears then this screen reappears...

I hope someone can help....

Thanks for your time
 

A:Laptop apologize for the inconvenience?

Hello & welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

Do you have a Windows XP operating system CD for this computer?

Do you know what happened to cause the problem? Was there a power failure? Did someone install a program or download a free file from the internet?

Restart the computer.
Tap the F8 key once a second. A similar, but different menu will appear.
Select / highlight disable automatic restart [ or something similar ].
Press enter

Restart your computer if it does not automatically restart.

Hopefully additional information [ often on a background of blue ] will be displayed.

Report that which is displayed.

RF123
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:17:37 PM, on 7/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\BATT1887.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Ritgrlh\Qxeokqu.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\catsrvut.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcnet.exe
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A:I apologize but I am very new at this and I now I have numerous amounts of virusis

Follow MicroBell's 5 Step process & after running through all the steps, post a fresh hijackthis log.

Before doing so, create a new folder - C:\Program Files\Hijackthis
Move your existing copy of hijackthis.exe there

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Hi, there, everybody!

I'm having a problem booting up Windows XP.
This particular pc had been running fine for two weeks. This morning, though, it (probably, after restarting itself) displayed a short message on the screen, to the effect of "To reboot, press any key".

I pressed a key and it tried to boot but couldn't detect the boot drive. It stopped at the "Press DEL to enter Setup" stage.
Btw, the Primary controller has got a brand new 160G Maxtor as a master and a DVD-RW as a slave. The Secondary interface's got nothing on it. After switching off and checking the IDE connectors I removed the boot drive and gently tapped it a couple of times, as you do. After re-installing it, I got a message that the S.M.A.R.T. check is BAD and this drive should be backed up and replaced. The boot up process, again, stopped at the initial BIOS screen.

I replaced the seemingly faulty drive with a spare 80G drive that worked perfectly in another pc as a boot drive.

The BIOS detected the drive but it didn't boot off it. Stopped at the 'We apologize for the inconvenience... If a previous startup attempt... choose "Safe Mode" or "Start Windows Normally"'

But the keyboard doesn't respond so I can't choose anything and have to wait til it counts down to 0 and repeats the boot up cycle continuously always ending up on this same screen.

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A:Can't get past "We apologize for the inconvenience" screen

Hi proliant, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

There is a problem with taking a hdd with Windows installed on it from one computer and insatalling it as a master in another. The registry recognizes IDs that belong to the motherboard's chipset, and when you introduce another motherboard with a different chipset it sees the new IDs plus the old ones and gets confused and can't start. This usually results in needing to reinstall the operating system.

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I did see this issue I'm about to describe on this site, which is how I discovered the site. In summary (thank God!), my HP Officejet 6310 All in One stopped printing. I've tried to fix this myself but after eight hours or so, I thought I'd give this forum a shot. Here's the situation:
Control Panel on MS XP Pro shows no printers at all. Used to have an icon for my 6310. "I'll just reinstall it" I thought. "Print Spool Service Not Running" is the reply when clicking Add Printer. Google for solution. Found the way into the Print Spool which initially said Stopped. Started it with the help of another forum. Then, went to install again. Now I see RPC Server Unavailable. I uninstalled the printer components still showing, attempted to reinstall the printer as a whole and now nothing gets installed. Tried System Restore (never done that before) but all dates I put in told me SR wasn't available. Not sure why. Read article on RPCSS.DLL link someone imported from another computer and he said it solved the problem. I tried to find this file on my XP original and I couldn't find it. I reinstalled Service Pack three and prayed but my agnostic tendencies caught up with me. I can't see buying a new printer if XP isn't letting me install this one, it'll probably just block anything else as well. Tech here is $95 and $150 up front. Sorry to bore everyone with what is probably an easy problem for most people. To summarize... Read more

A:I apologize in advance for the boring repition, but...

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My daughter just got a new laptop. She had her iTunes account on her sister's computer. (neither is a Mac)

How can she transfer her music from the old computer to the new one? TIA
 

A:Solved: Apologize, sure this is common question:

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Hello there.

My computer keeps restarting, it becomes a cycle.

First, I start my computer, just before entering Windows loading, some messages like this crop up in my DOS screen.

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."

There is still a long list of this message but I didn't write it down, and I was given 5 options below to choose to enter Windows.
The options are :
Start in safe mode.
Safe mode with networking.
Safe mode with command prompt.
Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked).
Start Windows normally.

Whatever I choose, the result will be the same: a blue screen with words flash through my screen ( so fast I can't even grasp any word from it, approximately 0.5 sec.), and it restart to the Intel screen again, and the whole process start again, eventually this becomes a non-ending cycle. (Sometimes it ends with the whole screen becomes black)

I recently didn't install any new hardware or software.
The ONLY SOFTWARE I install before this problem occur is PageDefrag, which is provided by you all TSF in the link here where I ask for my defragmentation problem :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ml#post1723127


I really didn't mean to accuse the software PageDefrag I was provided have any virus, but the fact is that after I installed it and ran several defragments through this program ( it was still f... Read more

A:We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully??

Ok! let me know pls

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I have a Toshiba Satellite m55-s3293 laptop that came loaded with XP home Edition. I pretty sure that I upgraded to XP Pro. It will not load and gives me the following message: “We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.”
It won’t start in safe mode or normally nor will it start in the last known good configuration setting. When I try each mode it defaults to the original error message…I do not have the original Toshiba disks but the product key is on the back of the unit. I do have a copy of the XP disk. My other issue is the CD drive does not work so I can’t re-load XP to see if it works.
Here’s what I’ve done:
- I have purchased a hard drive enclosure and have copied many of my files to my external hard drive. I couldn’t copy some of the files (asked for permission but kept defaulting to the question) but it’s not a life or death situation.
- I have also purchased a portable cd drive in hopes that it can be used in resolving this issue
Any assistance is appreciated
 

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"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully"
Hi! I've seen this as several different posts from a search of the forum, but the posts seem to be about this occurring after a virus attack, or at least after XP's been running for awhile. I finally talked my brother into getting anew computer after 8 years and various memory messages. It's a good one:
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2
4GB DDR 1333GHz
500GB Harddrive Sata
22X DVD-RW
Onboard NVIDIA/ATI 256MB PCI-EXPRESS Video
I know he should have gotten better video, but he really doesn't do a lot with a computer but look up family geneology. That said,I ordered the computer without an OS, as I have several. I do some minor repair work and have built 4 computers. After the 2 hour format (Microsoft's formatting is very sloooow, I installed the operating system, XP Pro SP3.It finished the install and rebooted and I get this screen:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power of failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren?t sure what caused the problem, ... Read more

A:We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully

Is it running Bios version FB?

Have you had the chance to install any drivers yet?

Is the Sata controller set to IDE(legacy) mode or AHCI/Raid mode in the Bios?

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I get home from work and turn my computer on, and I get this:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Seconds until Windows starts: 30Click to expand...

Before this error I get a blue screen (possibly the BSOD?) flash not even a second.

I've tried all five options, and all it does is keep taking me back here again.

I've tried removing all unecessary things such as my iPod touch USB cable, headphones and mic, and all that I left in the computer was the necessary equpiment, still doesn't change anything.

I was on the computer just fine with no problems last night, and I shut if off for the night when I went to bed. Yesterday turning the computer on did not get this error.

What can I do?
 

A:We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully

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ive had a lapse in memory...i got a brand new thermaltake crystal orb VGA cooler and a brand new heatsink for my cpu...my question is this:

when you are cleaning off the old thermalpaste...what kind of stuff are you supposed to use??

i have iso-propyl alcohol(70%) and etyl alcohol(70%)...i remeber you are supposed to use one of the two but i just cant remember :grinthumb go me
 

A:Total noob question...i apologize in advance...

I think rubbing alchohol(iso-propyl) works best. Be careful when applying it though.
 

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After years with an old computer which ran on Windows 98, I recently purchased a computer advertised in the newspaper which ran on Windows XP professional.

The computer had been going well until yesterday. A message came up from the AVAST anti-virus that malicious software had been detected. I selected the recommended option, but then got a message that selecting that option might affect the running of my system.

When I started the computer today I got this message -



We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.



It then gave me options -

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked)


I've tried all of these. None have worked.

I don't have the Windows XP CD. The computer was not sold with one.

However, a colleague had a Windows XP CD; the home edition.

I tried to use this to repair my system but it didn't work.

I tried to do a full reinstall - kept pressing f8, but it didn't work.

Please help.

A:[SOLVED] We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully.

F8 does nothing in a reinstall . . This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

http://www.techhandbook.com/windows/...g-Windows.html

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Hey everyone,

Recently i tried turning on my Aspire One Acer netbook when I got the message as follows:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Seconds until Windows starts: 30

I tried all those options but everytime a blue screen pops up for a split second that's too quick to read. Then the whole thing restarts again.

Before this occured, I downloaded Adobe Flash Player and this program called Free Anti-Virus 2009 came with it with continuous pop ups saying I have trojans on my laptop. I already have AVG installed.

I have read a few forums about this issue, with answers saying you need the Windows XP CD or something to repair it. However, I have a netbook which doesn't have a CD Drive.

What can I do?
 

A:PLEASE HELP!!" We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successf

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Here we go again - My daughter's laptop has sudenly refused to start WINXP. Got the "we apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this" white text on black screen message. It gives the option to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt or "last Known Good Configuration" ..together with "start windows normally" which is the default automatic restart. It says "if a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose start indows normally".

I'm dealing with this on the end of a phone ("Dad's Helpline").

I understand none of the start options works - it simply keeps trying to start "normally" but reverts to the same message. Doesn't seem to want to start in safe mode at all.

I believe this has happened before. She has a full set of recovery disks so I'm pretty sure she can recover to original manufacturer settings but with inevitable loss of any data not backed up (photos, iTunes, typically ..and yes I do remind her...).

Am I right in thinking you cannot "repair" without having an original WINXP startup disk (which of course isn't part of the recovery disk set) - ie you can't do a WINXP repair from the recovery disks ...so there is no ... Read more

A:Solved: "we apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully.

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Every time my sister comes to visit she manages to cripple our computer. Last time it completely destroyed the operating system, this time it runs, slowly, and keeps telling me it has "recovered from a serious error".

I downloaded Kaspersky and it has discovered several Trojans (Trojan-dropper.win32.agent.bge and trojan.win32.pakes t oname a few). It says it can't delete the pakes one and the others just reinvent themselves every time I reboot.

Any advice?

Does this have anything to do with the stupid audio clip that starts yelling about some "I quit" wrestling match from the computer at random intervals (thanks again sis...first time I heard it was while she was on last week). It's really loud and doesn't matter who is logged on, me, husband, guest.

Sorry, guess I'm a tad bitter this evening.
 

A:Solved: Trojan.win32.pakes infection and I apologize in advance because I am a novice

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Hey, bit of a problem with the home computer.

Ive tried booting in safe mode, last known working configuration, and normal mode but they all just reboot the computer and go back to the same screen that says sorry for the ..

The PC came with Xp already installed on it so no boot discs, ive been onto the XP site and got a service pack 3 recovery disc which i will try in abit.

This as happened, im assuming, because of a power cut about half hour ago. I dont want to lose any files either, alot of stuff i wouldnt be able to get back.

Can anyone help at all? Been able to borrow sisters laptop to get on the net.

Thanks

EDIT: Been into bios and changed the first boot device to HL-DT-STDVD-ROM (only other things listed are Hard disk, realtek boot agent). Saved and exited, computer reboots, black screen that says Boot from CD : comes up, the computer restarts itself and goes back to the 'We apologize....' screen.
Just keeps rebooting itself with no decent outcome.

A:'We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might hav...

You can start with chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console.

Download Recovery Console, Bootable ISO - http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

Go to Line:

How To Create a bootable CD to access the Recovery Console;

Download the ISO and burn to a CD.

Enter setup, Set BIOS to boot from CD drive, if not already set that way.

How to use CHKDSK in the XP Recovery Console - http://pirules3.14.googlepages.com/recovery_console_chkdsk
( XP CD = your newly created bootable CD ).

If you want to protect your data first, download a Linux distribution ISO and create a Live CD.
Boot with the Live CD and you can then copy off your data to a backup drive, flash drive, whatever.

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Anyone know of a 3rd- or possibly freeware that will help me eliminate all the duplicates of songs in my itunes?

A:Itunes and duplicate duplicate songs

auslogics duplicate file finder i've been using..

set like this..

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Hi! I've seen this as several different posts from a search of the forum, but the posts seem to be about this occurring after a virus attack, or at least after XP's been running for awhile. I finally talked my brother into getting anew computer after 8 years and various memory messages. It's a good one:
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2
4GB DDR 1333GHz
500GB Harddrive Sata
22X DVD-RW
Onboard NVIDIA/ATI 256MB PCI-EXPRESS Video
I know he should have gotten better video, but he really doesn't do a lot with a computer but look up family geneology. That said,I ordered the computer without an OS, as I have several. I do some minor repair work and have built 4 computers. After the 2 hour format (Microsoft's formatting is very sloooow, I installed the operating system, XP Pro SP3.It finished the install and rebooted and I get this screen:

"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.

If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.

If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power of failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren’t sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally.

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mo... Read more

A:Solved: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully"

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Hello,

Yestarday, I was using my computer, and it froze completely. Only thing I could do is Alt + Tab, but it wouldnt bring up anything. So I restarted it, using the button on the computer itself.

After that the "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this." message came up. I have the options (Start in safe mode / Safe mode with networking / Safe mode with command prompt / Last known good configuration setting (most recent setting that worked) / Start Windows normally.) and everything, there is a countdown for starting windows normally, but for some reason my arrow keys dont work. I tried both num pads and the normal arrow keys and nothing works, including enter.
I know that the problem is not the keyboard, because I managed to open the "Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility" and it works just fine.

After the countdown is finished, the windows XP logo appears with the loading bar under it, and it stays like that for really long, after a while it restarts itself, and same thing happens over and over.

I have my windows XP cd, but the problem is that my CD drive is broken - it doesnt open.

I've tried unpluging everything from the computer, exept the keyboard and the monitor, same thing - "We apologize for the inconvenience.." appears and the arrow keys dont work.

Only thing I can do at the moment is using the "Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Se... Read more

A:"We apologize for the inconvenience.." special case.

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Hello,
I don't know why but now I keep getting the message "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not restart successfully".

I get the option to restart in safe mode, restart in last known good configuration, or to start normally. Windows will boot up fine and shut down fine. But no matter what I get this message. Any ideas?

A:Keep getting "We apologize for the inconvenience" message.

try this, as silly as it sounds.

restart windows, when it asks, choose safe mode.

then, restart it, and choose normal mode.

then, restart it again, does it ask now?

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I am having the one of the worst pc problem i have faced.....
It all started with my pc restarting(it was a power failure) to show boot device failure, insert system disk, i tried everything, from unplugging usb devices to re inserting sata cables but to no avail, now when i try to reinstall windows the setup recognizes all my partitions but refuses to install into any of them, ubuntu only recognizes one of my hard disk and partition( i have 1 big 500 g hdd as 1 part, and 2 250 g hdds in raid 0). I tried booting from my bart pe created windows live cds but they dont detect any partitions what so ever, windows 7 dvd's repair utility can access my file structure when i browse for drivers, but it wont repair the problem, nor will it install.
Please Help!
 

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I gave my old Athlon XP 2800 to my mom. I built it myself and it has an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard.

A week ago she said when she turned it on it beeped and nothing came on the screen. I had my dad look at it and he said the CPU fan wasn't running. This was the fourth or fifth time we had turned it on to troubleshoot it (I live 500 miltes away) so I'm not sure if it stopped running when he was messing with things, or if it hadn't been running the whole time.

Anyway, they sent it to me and I've tried troubleshooting it to no avail. When I first turned it on it got to the bootup screen before freezing. At this point I noticed the CPU speed was listed as 1100 Mhz. Now when I turn it on it doesn't show anything on the screen (what would cause this, a heat issue?)

First I was getting a C1 error, so I tried switching out and trying to each memory stick individually. No luck. Eventually I ended up with a wide array of post codes, including:

C1: Detect memory
26: Reserved
29: Program CPU internal MTRR, Initialize the APIC, Program early chipset, Measure CPU speed, Invoke video bios

Sometimes it would boot up to 29 and then go back down to 26

It seems 95% certain to me that either the CPU or motherboard (or PSU?) has gone bad. Is this correct? If so, how can I find out which one it is so I don't buy the wrong thing? Thanks a lot.
 

A:2 year old computer won't post; gives seemingly random post codes

well.. the best way is to try each single part in a different system to see if they do work or not...

i always use the thought that Electronical Stuff does WORK or NOT... they dont "kinda work"...
 

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I have a virus. Whenever I try to access a website that has the virus name on it the virus does not allow the page to load. I've already posted once on this page requesting help. Thankfully someone answered but unfortunately I was unable to reply to the post. Instead I sent a private message describing the problem.

I'm not exactly sure due to the virus whether or not he/she actually received the message. therefore I've taken the initative to see if I can fix this problem by starting a test thread. If I can access this new thread while signed in I'll inform the tech of the breakthrough (somehow) and maybe we can move my thread to this new one.

A:this is a test post. Virus making it hard to sign in and post

reply test

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Here are my logs.  Please refer to my post found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/537931/need-help-re-body4udiymyricecom-post/  for my explanation of my problem. 
 
Please note that I ran this log without turning off peerblock.  I am nervous that the instant I do, it will make things much worse and I will not be able to see any of your answers until I do a second reformat, and then probably will need to do a third at that point.  If I need to redo this with peerblock turned off, please let me know, and I will make the attempt to do so. 
 
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Celia at 15:23:58 on 2014-06-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3835.1803 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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I intended to repost my question in a more relevant thread. How do I repost without being marked as spam?
Thanks!

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i had recently built a new computer. after installing windows 7 everything was fine, except for during start-up it'd say 'no keyboard deteced'. which it wasn't detecting it because i couldnt acess bios during this. once i came to the windows log in screen, it was then reading the keyboard.

a few days ago i had a power outage during a thunderstorm and now a screen appears when turning on my computer giving me 2 options somehwat like 'continue start up' and 'enter a set up'. these are extremely general ideas of what it says but its not the usual 'start windows normally' screen. i would look but i'm currently at work since i cannot access the internet at home due to these problems lol.

the problem with this screen appearing is that since it is not detecting my keyboard at post, i have no where else to go. i've tried every usb port, as well as a ps/2 keyboard.

i either a. need to figure out how to get past this screen or not have it appear at all or b. figure out how to get it to detect my keyboard.

if you have any suggestions or info i'd really appreciate the help.

thanks.

A:odd post/bios screen, plus no keyboard detected @ post

you could try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard and using the jumper to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

Always us a known good PS/2 keyboard. USB is OK after you have everything setup but unless you enable Legacy USB support in the BIOS the USB keyboard may not be seen by the BIOS (I've had this exact problem).

If the PS/2 keyboard is not seen when plugged into the keyboard PS/2 port move it to the PS/2 mouse port.

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

I thought it might be the new PS, so I put in another, ... Read more

A:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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This is my first post other than my intro.
I am posting this from an uninfected (I hope) netbook.
My Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 computer is exhibiting the symptoms of AntiSpyware Soft or one of its related malware brethren.
I see the instructions posted for removing this abomination under the "Spyware Removal" tab of this site.
On the other hand I see elsewhere that first I should create some logs and post them.
On the other hand the idea of downloading software (rkill, etc) that is required to do either is freaking me out.
On the other hand I saw this site mentioned on PC Mag so it's probably trustworthy - aren't you?

So do I attempt the procedure under Spyware Removal first, or do I do the log thing first?
I hate to even turn on the infected computer, so I want to do the best thing first.
Thanks for being there.

A:Remove AntiSpyware soft and THEN post log or post log first?

This is my first post other than my intro. I am posting this from an uninfected (I hope) netbook.My Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 computer is exhibiting the symptoms of AntiSpyware Soft or one of its related malware brethren.I see the instructions posted for removing this abomination under the "Spyware Removal" tab of this site. On the other hand I see elsewhere that first I should create some logs and post them.On the other hand the idea of downloading software (rkill, etc) that is required to do either is freaking me out.On the other hand I saw this site mentioned on PC Mag so it's probably trustworthy - aren't you?So do I attempt the procedure under Spyware Removal first, or do I do the log thing first?I hate to even turn on the infected computer, so I want to do the best thing first.Thanks for being there.I got up my nerve and followed the procedures under Spyware Removal for How to remove AV Security Suite and it worked! I see now at the very end it says that if this doesn't work, do all the logging stuff, so I decided to proceed. Thank you so very very much.

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I did a forum post in the i think iaminfected area which this post is linked to you can read this post here at this link http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/170948/genericvirtop-virus/But this post is my hijackthis log reports for my pc Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:09:41, on 23/09/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2008\bdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exeC:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2008\vsserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com... Read more

A:Post Linked To Generic.virtob Post

So has anyone got any ideas of what to do as my system really needs to be fixed and soon i hope thanks

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