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XP Problems: Slow to load, DLL broken, freezes, modem problems the list goes on..

Q: XP Problems: Slow to load, DLL broken, freezes, modem problems the list goes on..


thanks for taking a look at this I hope you can help.

About a week ago my comp was running fine and I had no problems. I was using Win XP Pro on my Advent 6414 PIII 1.1 GHz laptop and was using AOL to connject to the internet. I had Anti Virus guard working there too and thought things were ok....

I upgraded the AV Guard but halfway through the setup i had to turn the computer off.

When I started it up on Monday, there was a progress bar at the bottom of the screen consisting of really chunky white bars.

The XP screen hung there for ages and when it did finally load, the programs running were prone to freezing. Specific symptoms were the Display Properties panel locking up and then saying there was a WIN32.DLL error (Not Responding) and that it had to shut down. The desktop picture froze and each subsequent time i tried to start the computer it took longer and longer to start. The programs hung for longer and froze earlier and it got to the point where I lost everything. I had to reformat the entire hard drive and re-install XP.

Surely this would have cured the problems despite wiping out my extensive and dare I say excellent music collection..aaaarrghhhh!!
Alas it did not. i have re-installed XP only to find similar re-occurrences of the same problems...programs slow to load, Explorer locks up (the start menu is the main one) and now the pictures that I loaded for my desktop are being halved each time i start up.

I learned my lesson and now have Norton Anti Virus 2005 running but it has found nothing. I installed AOL from CD and also a modem for my Nokia 6310, again from CD and all seemed ok but it is acting up again.

I had to download the modem driver for my SmartLink HAMR 56k Modem so I could connect to AOL. Since I have done this though, it connects at random speeds from 2600 to 48000 bps. I have spoken to the AOL people in India(!) and they say it is a problem with the phone line and i need to turn up the gain on the line from the provider. However, a friend uses the same line and has no problem. i can only assume it is a software glitch then...

I read another thread on a different site saying that somehow the BIOS might have been affected and reverted to an auto mode which eats memory but I have no idea. i'm technically a newbie, but I thoght that a total re-format and install would solve the prob. I guess not!

Please please please help me out!

Kind regards,


PS If you know how I can edit the Flash settings on my DVD player as well to make it region free I'd appreciate that too! Though that really isn't a priority at the mo!

Preferred Solution: XP Problems: Slow to load, DLL broken, freezes, modem problems the list goes on..

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: XP Problems: Slow to load, DLL broken, freezes, modem problems the list goes on..

How much do you know about installing XP?
And, what options did you select during the process?

(No, it's not a simple, linear, process.)
First of all, if you wipe the drive you should do it properly. That is, you get a copy of the Disk Manager software from your hard drive's manufactuer and you use THAT to wipe the Hard Drive from a boot disk. Low-level format the drive, which means you write zeros to the entire drive including the boot sector. That gives you a truely blank drive.

Then when you do the XP install, windows thinks the drive is "Virgin" and does a complete partition and format. No information is retained.

If you wanted to be faste (but lazy) about it, you could just delet the partitions on the drive and then make new partitions, and then install Windows, but let's be sure we've done everytyhing we can to start with a blank slate, shall we?

But you're not done yet: You need to get the device drivers from your PC mfg's website. Otherwise, all the drivers that XP doesn't have aren't there, and your hardware is in "Default" mode (if at all).

NOTE: Before you start to do any of this, check with your OEM to see if they have any special "Non-DOS" partitions on your model of laptop. If they do, all this is for naught: You'll have to get them to put those partitions back on your machine before you begin re-installing.

Compaq did this a few years back to a number of their models, and it was a huge headache to ITs everywhere.

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I am experiencing a wide variety of system failures: ranging from slow startup, hardware failures, system freezes and a host of others. i have tried all necessary troubleshooting but to no avail. windows update are downloading but will always fail to install completely or hangs up midway. Pls i really need help. Regards.

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i have a conexant hfc v90 56k data fax pci modem. i have a very hard time connecting to the internet. compaq worked on it for a year and never fixed it . this girl i ran into was looking for a difrent problem and asked me if i had a hard time connecting. she moved the modem from com1 to com2 and she moved something else to com2 that she said should be on the same port. then i had to reformat and back to square one. after she moved the ports it worked great connecting and the download more than doubled in speed. now it is back to downloads less than a 33.6 modem. i dont know where to change it. any ideas what im talking about thanks.

A:slow modem problems

Hi, scrapcity and welcome,

You might check the Compaq site to see if they have new drivers....the com port isn't going to have any effect on the connection speed....sometimes telephone lines can though...sometimes, I can connect at 50,666 all day long, and other days, I'm lucky to hit 33,600....rain plays a part sometimes as well....

You might also check in your modem settings in the control panel, modems, properties and set your maximum speed higher....

Also, call your internet provider and make sure you have your dial-up configured to their needs....

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Hey I've been having major problems with my Laptop.
Every ten or so minutes when my McAfee 2010 security suite disables real-time scanning it'll re-enable itself causing a lot of alarming pop-up boxes which is slowing my computer. Not sure whats causing it but it seems like malware.
Next theres this process which starts at windows start-up (DivxUpdate.exe), I don't think this is actually a part of divx. I've read somewhere that it is a form of autorun malware, it consumes 99% of my cpu majorly slowing down my computer, I think I may have similar malware on here that are problematic.
Also my firefox frequently say that there's an unresponsive script which temporarily freezes my whole computer and when I finally manage to get to task manager I have to end the process which seems to be using a regular amount of cpu and memory.
I made a topic exactly 1 month ago but nobody answered so I thought I'd make a new one seeing as the problems are progressing and building up.

Thanks for any help I'm provided with.

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The Internet on our westell modem model 6100; would cut out. It would flash on then flash off. And sometimes it would turn red. We have a asante rotuer coming off of the modem and thats how i would connect. But since i moved my computer back upstairs I am now connected threw our Belkin wireless router model F5D8230-4 v2. So the modem hasn't screwed up lately since i moved upstairs. But now our Belkin is. It will reset like atleast 15 times in one day. So thats very frustrating to deal with. But now the internet has gone very slow. I have no idea why. I "restore to default" on Belkin and Westell. And there both slow, and the Belkin is still reseting. my ISP is frontier. I am getting a new Belkin wireless router/modem in one, model F5D8236-4. I am also connected threw Ethernet and when I connect with my iPod on to the Belkin router it is slow!
So if you need anything thing to assist you in helping me just tell me.

A:Westell Modem, Belkin Router, Slow internet problems

I am on Windows XP

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I want to set up my modem so that it automatically loggs off if there was no activity for say 15 minutes. I thought I did this through Control Panel / Modems / Properties / Connection and ensured that the box is checked next to "Disconnect a call if idle for more than ..." However, it doesn't seem to work. It only disconnects after 3 hrs & 58 mins or 3 hrs & 59 mins (4 hours essentially).

I was getting errors in performing the diagnostic check (within Control Panel / Modems) on an older modem (Diamond SupraMax 56i PCI, about 2-3 years old), so I thought there was a problem with it. I replaced it with a Best Data 56HP92-PCT. All seems to work now (diagnostic check ok), except for the speed.

Before with my old modem, I was getting connected at around 42K-49K. Afterwards, I am sometimes getting on at around 12K-30K with big performance problems. Redials won't solve the problem. Before my ICM (Internet Call Manager) would download messages at around 19KB/sec. Afterwards, it was 0.6KB/sec.

Another indicator of problems. The little network icon that shows at the bottom right corner after modem login, the one that has two little computer screens, lights up (seldomly) in a "flash" like manner instead of remaining constantly lit during a download process.

I was also wondering with all of the PIF viruses going around now, my Norton AntiVirus is working overtime to protect my incoming mail from infecting my computer. I seem to get about 10... Read more

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My internet has begun to slow down lately. Page loads and transitions have been taking 10-15 seconds at times when they are usually "instant". I can't figure out why; I haven't really been doing much lately except browsing yahoo and youtube and normal stuff. I haven't installed any big programs or anything that would slow my entire computer down. I've also noticed increased lag in Counter-Strike. My brother has had more unsupervised time lately, when I'm not home, so I don't know where he goes or what he does. Although, I've run virus scans and stuff and they've been relatively clean, but for all I know it could be something more complicated than a little bit of malware. I'm confused as to what might be the problem. Any help would be great. If you need info on my computer or network let me know.


A:Solved: Slow connection/page load problems

Well, I'd certainly be doing some complete virus/malware scans. Try an on-line virus scanner like Trend Housecall and also maybe Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

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Hi there,

My Laptop is ill. A brief history over the last 2 months:-

My laptop started crashing which I believe was the Blue Screen of Death. It was so bad it was doing it after 10 seconds of use, and then during safe mode. Suddenly, after some attempts to restore and virus scans its stopped. And the laptop is seemingly running OK. However, I am having to use it carefully, running one prog at a time and giving ample time to set up.

The laptop, without question, is running very slowly. It currently takes approx 10 mins to load and begin using everytime. I currently have little hard disk space as I have today downloaded a lot of photos but prior to this it was very slow. The one major side effect I have noticed since it started working again all of a sudden is that when I use CC Cleaner (every 2 days or so) it 6gb of Windows Error Reporting to delete. Now, my computer rarely crashes now so I dont know when or where these reports come from. They are so regular though I'm sure it cant be any good.

Anyway, something is up. What it is, I'm not sure.

Any help gratefully recieved.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:05:28, on 16/06/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16446)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\A... Read more

A:Very Slow Load and Windows Error Report Log Problems

hi there,

still having issues with computer. this morning had 2gb of System - Temporary Files to delete using CCleaner....computer has not crashed recently so unknown when these temporary files are happning ?!?!?

any ideas at all?

many thanks for having a look


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I wasn't sure if I should put this under malware or vista...

For a couple months my computer has been extremely slow to do anything 70% of the time, including simple things like open a folder, play an mp3, open control panel, etc. It has occasionally had periods (several days in a row) where it will run really loud for 5 seconds before shutting down and restarting on its own. When it does this it does it consistently every 45 minutes. Then it will go a week or so without doing that all on its own. (I have been good about keeping the vents clean and blowing out the interior).

But last week, sister in law came in from Miss., and used facebook a great deal(that's the only change we can think of), which we've never used, and the computer went nuts. Now it freezes anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes after starting in normal mode. The power button has to be held down to shut it off and then pushed again to start again. It starts and runs fine in safe mode with networking, no problems. But starting up in normal mode now, it consistently has a problem starting either 4 or 5 times in a row, each progressively worse, with windows wanting to do a startup repair on the last one, before finally starting successfully in normal mode, only to freeze shortly thereafter. It will freeze whether we're doing anything or not.

I have Trendmicro antivirus and their help site told me to run Hijackthis which I did and then it suggested posting that log in one of these for... Read more

A:computer freezes, slow, and startup problems

I'd use these free programs:

ccleaner http://majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_Slim_d4191.html
mse antivirus (uninstall present one) http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
superantispyware http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html
malwarebytes http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756

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Recently, (ehh, more like around January..)
I updated from my Acer-based Vista Home.. not basic but the other one
But anyways, I formatted my computer, I edited my partitions; made the system's HD bigger than the second one because I just need that for back-up.
And then basically, I reinstalled everything I needed except useless Acer **** that I had beforehand.
Now, I have a clean Windows 7, correct?
Yeah, no.
It's either that the Windows 7 was infected; not genuine; pure bull**** trojan etc..
Or, it's something I downloaded while I had Windows Seven.
At first, it was mouthwateringly fast.
No lag, all games ran smooth as ****.
Five months later (about a week ago)
I downloaded a couple o' apps for my MSN Messenger which I think may have been the cause to my computer's stupidity lately..
and NudgeMania
Well, basically, MD lets me !imitate my contacts, and NudgeMania, well, unlimited nudge spam.. lol.
Pretty much useless programs without a purpose
But anyways, I downloaded this, and had to system restore several times because of just nudgemania
so I stopped using that.
And then MD.
Yeah, I don't know why I didn't think of using a system restore , but
after I installed it, my computer lagged HEAVILY.
I'm not talking "oh my ****ing god, d2jsp is taking 20 seconds when it usually takes 2 (yeah, this was also happening to me though) to just load the login page.."
I'm talking more so like.
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A:extremely slow at start up + freezes + other problems..

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Please can someone help me??? Tearing hair out - and I don't have much!

Out of the blue, for no apparent reason, my problems appeared despite having up to date Norton AV and firewall.

Symptoms: very slow to load programs, extended periods of frozen screen
sometimes requiring a shutdown to restart. Now the computer will not install windows updates and will not now reinstall Norton - which was disabled with the original problem. When typing - in MS Word or web page forms - the cursor moves randomly around teh screen. I have to reposition it where I was, type a few words, and it's off again.

Definitely seems like a virus but neither Norton nor AVG or ad-aware have discovered anything untoward.

Sorry for the length but I would be really grateful if anyone can suggest a solution or indeed what the proble is.



A:Slow running, freezes, installation problems

Do u have any other antivirus? I would prefer Kaspersky Antivirus. I found this antivirus and NOD 32 the best till date, and are also very less system resource hungry. Norton cannot compete with these antiviruses and is very heavy.

U can also post ur hijack this log (use hijack this)

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When I first purchased my computer; a Gateway computer, it was quick at downloading large files (300-400 kb/sec) now it downloads at less than 100 kb/sec

Also occasionally my computer will freeze and more frequently my computer will drop it's connection although the signal strength will say from 95-100% (I am using TrendNet 54mbps Wireless Adapter Configuration Utility)

Here's my HiJackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:18:39 PM, on 12/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\AlertService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.... Read more

A:Problems with my PC (freezes, unusually slow, drops connections)

You might not have a malware problem. There's a "batch" of general fixes & checks that you can do.

run chkdsk /r
check event viewer
check device manager for flagged devices (make sure to check "show hidden devices")
download, install & run "speedfan" and check your temps

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Everything slows down out of nowhere for no appearent reason, then sometimes go back to normal. IE redirects to other pages, if you try to search from IEs search box it goes to the page cannot be found screen. System will sometimes freeze up. Online virus scans do not complete.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Compaq_Owner at 0:24:56.45 on Fri 05/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.503.169 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton Personal Firewall *disabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\WMP110\gtwpssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\Mcc... Read more

A:System slow downs, program freezes, IE problems


Apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.
If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

Before we can continue, please post a fresh DSS log back here

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I installed windows 7 x86 on a older Toshiba satellite 1905-s301 laptop. It runs fine and it told me I could install the driver for xp in compatibility mode but im not sure how to do this. Also the laptops video card doesnt support directx 9.0 so i cant run aero is there any way around this?? Im not even sure if I want to turn it on because the laptop would crawl but I would like to get the message out of the message log down on the windows bar.

A:Problems with HCF PCI modem drivers and display problems with a older laptop

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These are the scans from PANDA & DECKARD. Still can't update with MS updates - depsite PANDA supposedly finding viruses and cleaning - and cursor still with a mind of its own.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070426.43
Run by Chris on 2007-05-21 at 12:28:26
Computer is in Normal Mode.

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
18: 2007-05-21 11:28:35 UTC - RP18 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
17: 2007-05-21 09:25:56 UTC - RP17 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
16: 2007-05-21 09:14:57 UTC - RP16 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
15: 2007-05-19 10:28:42 UTC - RP15 - Software Distribution Service 2.0
14: 2007-05-18 14:42:01 UTC - RP14 - Software Distribution Service 2.0

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-15 13:10:07 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.

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

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:26:24, on 21/05/07
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.e... Read more

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Please Help, I am having major computer issues and downloaded Hijack This but not sure what to delete to help my problems and what to leave. Computer had major spyware, malware, virus issues over past several months...did full system restore and redid all software in December...now still having issues - biggest problems seem to be: 1) programs sometimes will not load giving error messages about a file missing, etc. and 2) visually things disappear on the screen, icons, start menu etc, will become fuzzy colored mess like static unfixable unless I reboot computer...also when writing or reading emails or word files lines of text will just disappear, the email or document is still there and if I highlight the blank area and change the text color it will reappear...this is the weirdest things I have ever had happen to my computer. I run my entire at home business on this laptop and need to get control of it fast, please help in anyway you can. I run the most up to date version of trenmicro antivirus and anti-spyware but it doesn't seen to be helping.

My log file is below:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:26:18 AM, on 3/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDO... Read more

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Can't get my mouse to move a lot of time in past 2 days, things are downloading really slowly, and there is an issue with the sound.. here is my hijack this file:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:48:49 PM, on 6/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack\RAM_XP.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
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A:mouse problems.. slow computer problems...sound problems

Hi caroline123

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers. If you still need help please follow these instructions

1. Download combofix to your desktop from 1 of these locations


2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

Required Logs

a new HijackThis log
an update on system behaviour

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I bought an Emerson Swithchoboard about three or four months ago. It has been real helpful up to last week. Since then the modem light is dimly lit even when no one is connected to the computer. It doesn't seem to work either. Also it seems that my Modem speed has started changing too. It is a 56k and sometimes after connection it will say it is a 44 or even 53 sometimes and I can't get on the internet when it is connected sometimes. Please could someone help me.

A:Problems with Emerson Switchboard and Modem problems

Well a 56K modem never connects at 56K - it is limited to 53K by the FCC I believe. And then its affected by line quality, number of devices on the line, the ISP and several other factors.

If possible, disconnect the switchboard and see if the modem works then. If it is the only thing plugged into the phone line Nothing on the same line anywhere in the house) and it still doesn't work then its either the physical modem or software (drivers or windows). If it works then it may be caused by the swtichboard or by having too many devices on the same line.

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I have had this computer for 6 years last year it said i had a few viruses now after she runs slow takes for ever to start up barly loads a page i have taken her to get tune ups and up to date gear but she is still sooo slow i need help i cant afford a new computer i have saved everything to disk Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293999 MB, Free - 221809 MB; D: Total - 11129 MB, Free - 1249 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled,,,,,,GMER 2.1.19357 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2014-04-21 22:55:19
Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000055 ST332041 rev.HP35 298.09GB
Running: hup3hwql.exe; Driver: C:\Users\JASONA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\awdyaaoc.sys
---- Kernel code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

INITKDBG C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe!ExDeleteNPagedLookasideList + 528 fffff80002bb9000 45 bytes [00, 00, 15, 02, 46, 69, 6C, ...]
INITKDBG C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe!ExDeleteNPagedLookasideList + 574 fffff80002bb902e 17 bytes [01, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, ...]

---- EOF - GMER 2.1 ----

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This is my first post here, so I hope that I follow all of the rules. And thanks in advance for any help. My computer has been running slow for a while, and I think one of my kids might have gone to a website that allowed some malware in. My OS is Windows XP SP3. I have noticed a few things, 1. Had a problem with Adobe acrobat reader, it wouldn't update for some reason, and couldn't open PDF files for a while, after uninstalling and reinstalling several times, I think it is now working. Also noticed more recently when working in MS Word 03 every once in a while it won't let me save files. Now I am noticing that when I have Internet Explorer open for a while, IE tries to pop open a new window, to which the IP address is blocked by K9 web protection is the IP. After googling this IP address, I found a few posts leading me to think there might be a trojan kicking around on my pc. I have run MBAM and Hijackthis in an attempt to find the culprit, but MBAM comes up clean, and I can't find it on Hijackthis. Any help woould be appreciated.

A:PC running slow,Problems w/MSword, Internet explorer problems with popups and blocked sites

1. Start an Office program.
2. On the Help menu, click Detect and Repair.
3. In the Detect and Repair dialog box, do any of the following:
* Click to select the Restore my shortcuts while repairing check box. By default, this check box is selected. If you select the Restore my shortcuts while repairing option, Detect and Repair will keep your custom Office shortcuts. If you do not select this option, Detect and Repair will remove your custom Office shortcuts.
* Click to select the Discard my customized settings and restore default settings check box. If you select the Discard my customized settings and restore default settings option, Detect and Repair will set the following back to the state that they appeared in when you first installed Office:
o The Assistant character selection.
o Most-recently-used entries on the File menu will be removed.
o The size of the program window for all programs.
o Menu and toolbar position and any customizations.
o The security level for each program.
o View settings in the program, such as the Calendar view in Outlook.
o You must re-enter your User Name and Initials when you restart your Office programs.
4. Click Start.
5. Click Ignore if the Close Office Programs dialog box displays the following message (where program is any Office program that is currently running):
In order to correctly pick... Read more

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Hi guys

This is my first post in this forum so hello!

Title was difficult to put succinctly so I will describe the problems I'm having.

I recently did a complete re-instal of XP Pro. I wiped all hard drives, installed a new one, physically cleaned inside of PC with air, resat all cards, upgraded to SP3 for first time, installed software slowly and carefully and installed Avira Antivirus, Agnitum Outpost Firewall (disabled Windows Firewall first) and also installed Spybot S&D.

So, I am having various problems that I've never had before:

1. Startup is quite slow - this could be to do with firewall and anti-virus loading up

2. If I have any USB external drives attached and on, the boot will hang

3. My system tray lacks several icons that should be there; volume control, anti-virus

4. Strange things with right-clicking causing system crash - e.g. I grabbed 3 photos off desktop, dropped them onto bin and right-clicked right away to empty bin - system hung and I had to hard crash out and restart PC

5. When I open my new internal second HD, it takes ages to display all the items (a lot of videos) slowly writing out all their dimensions down a list. If I try any right click actions whilst it's doing this, the system hangs

6. Browsers - I use Firefox, have the new v3 installed, I installed latest Java and Flash but have problems with some sites. One relies on Java for its online tutorial I need but all I get is a blank white screen with 'done' in th... Read more

A:Java problems, XP Pro problems, SLOW everything problems...

Sounds like you got virus or malware. Turn OFF System Restore. Download and install www.malwarebytes.org and run a Full scan. Remove all malware Reboot.

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I bought an eMachines laptop (I know off brand) but it was on Black Friday for $395. In addition, I bought an external hard drive. When I plugged the external hard drive into my laptop; the harddrive downloaded a backup software called Memeo. This backup software would pop up everytime I downloaded something or wanted to uninstall or open a file. So I eventually uninstalled the backup software (MEMEO) and my computer began to run EXTREMELY sluggish and slow. 1. I ran a Nortan scan believing that it would fix my computer situation. The results are below:Scan SummaryScan statisticsScan Time: 10803 secondsScan Options: Scan Targets: C:\Total items scanned: 279,463Files & Directories: 275,169Registry Entries: 225Processes & Start-up Items: 3,581Network & Browser Items: 479Other: 5Trusted Files: 1,820Skipped Files: 9,590Total security risks detected: 1Total items resolved: 1Total items that require attention: 0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Resolved ThreatsTracking CookieType: AnomalyRisk: Low (Low Stealth, Low Removal, Low Performance, Low Privacy)Categories: CookieStatus: Fully Resolved-----------38 Tracking CookiesCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:... Read more

A:Registry Problems?, Virus Problems?, Computer SLOW!

Is the external drive still plugged in, even though you uninstalled the software?
Did you remove the software using Add/Remove Programs?

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This applicating has failed to start because MSVBVM50.DLL was not found. Re installing this applicating may fix this problem." after i press ok, it then says "setup.now dvd has stopped working. a problem caused the program to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is availible." this is the message i recieve when i am trying to install broken sword how do i fix this?

A:Broken Sword 1&2 problems

Download a copy of MSVBVSM50.dll and drop it in the system32 directory.

More info on this issue can be found here

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Hey Guys!

I'm writing here because I urgently need help with my computer, I will paste the specs of my PC down below for you guys.

​The problems are the following:
Taskbar is unresponsive except right click as well as clicking on pinned programs.
Can't create new user or administrator because I cant access the account unless I get into safe mode.
All basic MS apps such as settings, MS store and any other app have gone missing. So even when I create a new user it won't launch MS-Get-Started due to the missing programs.
Powershell command that is suggested everywhere doesn't seem to work error 0x80070002 (in powershell, not BSOD error)

I am currently lost as what to do and really need help.
Please ask if you need any information whatsoever, I will be more than happy to help.

Here are the Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Famille, 64 bit (this was upgraded using the free upgrade from Win7)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4003 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1809 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 630301 MB, Free - 221378 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TR3YP
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Thanks in Advance,


A:TaskBar broken and other problems

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I have two broken laptops, resulting in 14 gb mixed (8,4,2 different speeds/makes) ram of which may be faulty, an i7 processor which may be faulty, a duo core 2*2.4 ghz which may be faulty, an nvidia gtx 460m which may be faulty, a dodgy screen and laptop case and potentially broken motherboard from an asus g53jw. As well as spare power supplies, hard drives and all the other usual laptop spares. I was told by asus rep to get my laptop fixed would cost around 500++eur as it is out of warranty and if the processor or ram or gfx card is shot then it will be expensive. So fxxk that! Although odds are it is only one of these components that needs replacing.

So, with all these pricey components, of which some may be faulty, (although I reckon I can eliminate faulty component via trial and error), I have concluded it is best to try and build my own laptop if worthwhile. I have built PCs over the years although this is quite easy and mostly been successful projects.

What is best approach? As in the best folding hard exterior housing case/shell, screen and motherboard for a budget of about 150-300 eur? I think I need a custom case ideally with a screen and a motherboard that fits my other bits and bobs.


A:99 problems and 2 broken laptops!

The only parts available are OEM parts from existing models. I guess you could ebay a bunch of broken "parts only" hardware from eBay and try to piece something together. But you won't be buying new replacement parts with that budget and it wouldn't be cost effective even if your budget was higher.

Also, whatever case you select, you will need a matching motherboard from that manufacturer (for that model). Unlike desktop PC's, laptop parts are not standard or interchangeable. The cpu selection is then dictated by the few models supported by the motherboard.

Pay to get it fixed, find a decent used model, or find a new model. The budget you noted above should be enough for a new laptop. More depending on speed and options.

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I have only had this laptop (HP Pavilion 14) for about a year. The following problems have been going on for about two months. I have run diagnostic tests through HP support and through the startup menu. I have installed all the updates, including manually checking each driver to see if it was updated. I took it to a PC repair shop, and they couldnt figure out what was wrong. They did a clean install of Windows 10, but the same problems persist. So, here comes the list of problems:- if it is on and I let it go to sleep or close the lid, the screen wont turn back on. I have to hold the power button down and then restart it. One night, took the battery out and plugged it in, then let it fall asleep and left it for about 10 hours. At that time, I was able to use it no problem. So I thought maybe the battery was the problem. I ordered a new battery, but after replacing it, the same problems persisted. Now, to 'fix' the problem, I changed the power settings to never put my computer to sleep.- when I try to shut it down the right way, through the start menu -> power -> shut down, the screen goes black, but the computer is still running and the LED lights stay on. I thought maybe it was just cooling down before turning off, but sometimes when I leave it like that, I will come back several hours later and it will still be the same. So I have to hold down the power button again to get it to shut off.- sometimes, it wont turn on without being plugged in, even ... Read more

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It seems I am having a whole slew of problems recently, especially today. I am at my whits end. Something has to work.

- Blue screen saying memory crash dump or whatever it says. It moved too quick for me to really see what it said.

- It restarted, and everything was fine. Or so it seemed. I tried opening a few of my programs BEFORE the crash and they open, but sort of just sit there and don't do what they are supposed to do.

- I noticed I had some window updates, so I updated those which took about an hour (there were 9), it restarted and then that is when I had my other problem. This Cabinet Maker Loss Less Data Compression Tool thing. It appeared out of nowhere and I have never seen it before. At first I thought it was a virus but thankfully I got to a website quickly that said it was part of Dell's inner workings.

Nothing is opening correctly. I should mention I hardly ever store anything on my Dell hard drive. This one has been sent and resent to Dell over a dozen times for problems. So now, as a person that runs a company and does a lot of work from my laptop (99%) I NEVER store anything on my Dell. I have a Toshiba External hard drive and recently that has been "clicking" so I bought another hard drive a "Passport" which I copy and pasted everything over to. Now my Toshiba is not even showing up in my Computer Hard Disk area on my computer. I have tried everything and I am at a loss as to what to do.

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Dont really Know where to put this but ive got a few problems

1. My PC started up, i clicked on my Profile "Leo" and i saw my desktop wallpaper, that was it nothing else like Taskbar/icons etc... I had to start up in safe mode and Do a system restore to the 31st of may.

2. My PC Sometimes doesnt shut down, I see the blue screen with the Saving Settings. Then the "Windows is shutting down" and its like the pc freezes, but the mouse still moves on the screen.

3. After i rebooted my computer i got a message saying HOSDX7VB.EXE - Corrupt file.

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9470/prob6hm.jpg <--- SS here!

This file has been annoying me for Months. When i had Mcafee 2005 it kept Requiring access to the internet, when i didnt allow access it asked again and again. Im guessing its a virus, but none of my virus Scanners ( AGV etc ) can find it. There is no Folder called Palfiles in my HDD so i cant remove it from there, and ive done a search on the name, found the file and deleted it, but when i restart windows its back again. Theres also another one which is something like S0RML3X.exe or something which does the same thing.

I was gunna Format my Computer but ive got 4gb of music and other stuff i dont want to loose lol.

Thanks for all your Help.

PC Specs

Intel Celeron 2ghz skt 478
Gigabyte GA-8SIML mobo
60gb Sata HDD ( not too sure )
768mb ddr Ram


A:List of Problems

do you have your xp cd?
i am going to move you to security, let them take a pick at your problem

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I have an HP Pavilion DV6000, and recently I have been experiencing a whole lot of issues. I will list them off, and give a brief description on each.

-CPU Spikes to 100%, and then drops back down to lower numbers in the 1-30% range
-No desktop background: I have a solid black screen as a background, with my task bar and icons only. What's wrong with that?
-It constantly freezes up on me
-Runs slow, I don't know what that is all about
-My Recovery Drive (D) has 2GB free of 11GB, and I have no clue if that is normal or not
-I have no vista recovery disks, and I would like to have my hard drive re formatted so that I have a fresh computer to start over with
-Pretty sure there are more problems, but these are some of my major problems.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Tanner B.

A:My list of problems, please help!

Welcome Tanner
What do you want:
Try to fix what you have or just install fresh?
You will lose your stuff with a new install, but we may be able to back it up first.
If you want just to start over, please, give me the make and model of your computer.
If you want to back up, let me know.

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Thank you all for your welcoming messages. Now to my problems;
1) I cannot download SP 1. Error code 800736B3. I tried the Readiness Tool, KB8947821 - v14--x64.msu, I turned off my Trend Security, I tried a manual download; still get the same error code.
2) Grandsons game Indiana Jones gets to a section where the only way to get it off is to shut down the PC (ouch). Esc key doesn't do it, and there is no X or back button.
3) My Sansa Sandisk MP 3 player. Won't change from one Menu choice to another, FM radio to Player to Recorder. My Windows 7 will not format it but my very old Win. xp laptop will. But all that did was wipe out my songs!
4) Have a game disk (a copy on a CD-R) that would play on my old PC but not this one.
I would have put more info about my PC but don't know where to find it.
I do have Cable, is that the "Speed"?
Will appreciate any help given.

A:a list of problems; SP1, etc.


My Sansa Sandisk MP 3 player, Windows 7 will not format it but my very old Win. xp laptop will. But all that did was wipe out my songs!

Formatting=Erase/Wipe What did you expect it to do? Try resetting the player
Windows Update error 80070643
This could be a sign your HDD is starting to fail.
The Game CD may have been been burned but not Finalized so it will only play on the computer that burned it. You would need to put back on the computer it is created on, open the burning software and choose to Finalize the disc.

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I have windows xp pro sp2 (OEM) for anti virus and spyware I have Zone Alarm security suite ,I have two registry cleaners Regcure and PCtools reigistry doctor . I had problems with one of my hard drives (click click of death) so I disconnected the hard drive did some cleaned up of desktop (because some of the icon's and or programs were not being used).
Well I ran my Anti virus and spy doctor found two virus and a few spyware removed them. I ran regcure found 989 problems ran registry doctor found 10 more I have diskeeper 10 but before that I wanted to run scandisk so I did that it said "will run at next boot" so great , Well I rebooted and it sat with a black screen for like 4 minites then it proceeded to got to logon screen. It has been a while sence I have run scandisk (aka CHKDSK) but usually a screen comes up like when you first install windows with text saying scan disk if funtioning or something to that nature.
Let me give a list of utiltys programs I have for my PC health and I made a log with HJT Ill post that to:

ZoneAlrm Security Suite
Registry doctor
Diskeeper 10

Here is the log from HiJackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:53:47 AM, on 7/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

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OK, here's the issue. I have a Sony VIAO running XP SP1 512 RAM. I cannot update to SP2 or 3 due to the virus/trojan/ whatever. Anytime I try to access the internet, I get pop ups, or the computer freezes. I tried to run AVG, but cannot install due to SP1 and cannot update due to connection/virus issue. I am posting from a different computer.First time here, so here goes:Hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:49:04 PM, on 2/5/2009Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WgaTray.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exeC... Read more

A:Too many problems to list

FYI-I will re-post. I was able to update the computer to SP2, run AVG, ad-aware, and spybot. Found and fixed alot, I think. I still have some re-occuring issues, but will put a new post with a new DDS and HJT log.

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So, I want to start out saying that this website describes exactly how I feel.

I have something evil living in my computer... I cannot open ANY anti-virus software, and cannot even install most of them. I tried to install one of Trend Micro's trials, and it said I was disconnected from the Internet WHILE I WAS STILL ON IT! It takes three back-and-forth clicks to open any Internet page via Google. It started out only blocking those applications that related to anti-virus, and then just went awry. SUPERAntiSpyware is the only thing that I can open (in alternate mode because it blocked the regular one), but it can't do a full scan before it just closes. It always finds a Rootkit.Agent/Gen-UACFake. Don't know what that is, but I figure you guys might. I am a clueless college student who desperately needs her computer, so this is all very frustrating since I do not know how to fix it.

My viral software had just run out, and of course, a few days later, I'm infected... :/ Any help would be appreciated while I can still access the Internet...

A:Too many problems to list...

This is the SAS (just learned this abbreviation! :D) log from when it ran the longest. It detected a trojan, and said it deleted it, but the rootkit still pops up and it doesn't get this far in scanning anymore. Hope this helps!SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 08/30/2009 at 10:16 PMApplication Version : 4.27.1002Core Rules Database Version : 4040Trace Rules Database Version: 1980Scan type : Custom ScanTotal Scan Time : 00:07:51Memory items scanned : 458Memory threats detected : 2Registry items scanned : 65Registry threats detected : 0File items scanned : 3215File threats detected : 17Rootkit.Agent/Gen-UACFake \?\GLOBALROOT\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\UACYSUPPQMWMD.DLL \?\GLOBALROOT\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\UACYSUPPQMWMD.DLL \?\GLOBALROOT\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\UACNEKXLBYAPY.DLL \?\GLOBALROOT\C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\UACNEKXLBYAPY.DLLAdware.Tracking Cookie C:\Documents and Settings\Spenser\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Spenser\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Spenser\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Spenser\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt C:\Documents and Settings\Spenser\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt C:\Docum... Read more

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-Unwanted WhenUsearch toolbar at bottom of screen
-Lots of pop ups
-Screen blinks every 30 seconds or so for some reason
-I use AOL but Microsoft Explorer always opens with pop ups

Here is my hijackthis log, can you help?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:37:05 PM, on 5/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
C:\Program Files\Save\Save.exe
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A:Here is my list of problems:

First please get Spybot S&D to clear out most of the spyware.

Short tutorial and download link here:

Fix everything SpybotSD labels in red.
Download CW Shredder:
Unzip, run and hit the ->fix tab to fix all found problems

CW Shredder takes advantage of security holes in windows so you should install all critical as well as hot fixes available from windows update.

Then after reboot:
Download 'Hijack This to its own folder http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

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Ello, I'm having trouble with my computer and I've gone through a laundry list of ways to fix each problem to no avail so hopefully you guys can help me out.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 9207 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 , 1792 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942351 MB, Free - 481113 MB; D: Total - 11414 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, TRUCKEE, 1.04E01, 101079740000021
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

#1 My computer will not shut down. It will get to the shutting down screen and just sit their, I left it on for an entire night and when awoke the next morning low and behold its still not working. I've made sure that any active programs or process's would were shut down but that did not help.

#2 I'm unable to download, or in some cases re-download certain programs. I made sure to allow them through the firewall, have tried installing as an admin but that would not work. The installation window would just sit their either saying please wait or just have the bar stop at a certain point with nothing happening. Also when I try and re-install programs that I'd have removed it would have the same result even after successfully installing it previously.

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A:List of Problems

So starting from the last one and going up.
Problem 3 - Try placing the disc in the drive and shutting down, upon reboot enter into system setup (the BIOS) look for the boot configuration and set it to boot to CD Rom first. This should try to read the disc prior to reading the hard drive. It should quickly flash 'Press any key to boot from CD-Rom...' At that point his space bar and it should work from there.

Problem 2 - I had a similar problem when attempting to install iTunes on my PC. I found an uninstaller program called Revo Uninstaller that would clean the registry of the errored install files. Be careful using a registry cleaning tool as it can be devastating if you remove the wrong thing. Another suggestion is try installing the file in safe mode.

Problem 1 - One thing to shutdown windows that you could try is to go to your processes by hitting ctrl Alt del at the same time. Manually shutdown each process till you just have task manager open. Then shutdown. This sometimes will allow it to shutdown and fix the issue. You can also try a system repair that will fix any corrupted files.

Hope this helps.

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If I click the Start button, and then on Control Panel, the start menu goes away and I have an hour glass next to the pointer (like normal), except the hour glass goes away, the Control Panel never opened, and now, I cannot get the Start menu to even come up again. I can't right click anything either.

I hope this is the HJT thing you'd need to see:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:32:50 PM, on 3/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://topsearch4u.com/sp.htm
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A:here's my list of problems and HJT log

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This sounds like a tough one....It's a client computer I picked up today to fix. Normally I'd reformat to save time, but I actually wouldn't mind seeing if it can be fixed.

- Can't install some cleaning tools (spybot, malwarebytes anti-malware). Open item results in nothing happening.
- Can't update cleaning tools (trend micro, avg, adaware, super antispyware).
- Can get to some websites eg. google, and can search for stuff. But if you click on a security related result, you get sent to pcprivacycleaner website. Other sites end up with a "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage" page.
- Can't run Kaspersky online.
- Desktop wallpaper is blue with "Warning! Your pc is infected with spyware!" or something like that.
- Desktop and Screensaver tabs are missing in Display Properties.
- When screensaver activates, you get a fake blue screen error and reboot animation. You have to press Esc to get back to what you were doing.
- Notepad doesn't work unless in safe mode. In normal mode, DEP activates and closes it down.

Things I've tried so far:
- Scanned with AVG, Trend, adaware, super antispyware, even though I can't update them.
- Run CCleaner.
- Tried running a portable version of Spybot, but nothing happens.
- Reset IE7
- Checked network settings
- disabled firewalls
- Currently running portable Avast (overnight).
- Out of curiosity, checked that Combofix won't run but Vundofix will (didn't let it do anything though)
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A:Too Many Problems To List Here!

** small update **
Portable Avast camp with no infections.

I found the bluescreen/reboot loop screensaver in windows/system32 and deleted it in safe mode. Not sure if it will come back, but I rebooted and it hasn't shown up in system32. Unfortnately, I don't know exactly what will happen in 30min time when the screensaver needs to kick in.

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This am, my computer restarted itself...when I looked at the screen it was a blue CHKDSK screen. When I allowed it to scan the disk it got to 100% and then a blue screen appeared and stated "A problem is...." couldnt read the rest the computer restarted and got to the CHKDSK screen and started all over again...same thing.

I hit a key and didnt let it finish.

When I went to check my email, I cannot delete any emails from my inbox. There is nothing showing in my deleted file. I did a search for Deleted Items.dbx and nothing was found.

I am at a loss at what to do.

I have Windows XP. Any help would be appreciated.


A:Too Many Problems To List

... That's strange... I don't have a solution for you, but I recommend that you back up your critical files to an external storage medium in case you have to format your C: drive or your computer goes kaput.

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story short-- bf was left home alone
please help me get the computer working

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:33:19 AM, on 3/30/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
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A:too many problems to list

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Ack...quite a mess. This will take a few steps to clean. Please update your version of hijackthis and move it to it's own folder on C: (C:\HJT)

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

If you have a highspeed connection please Run an online virus scan from TrendMicro Please select the ?autoclean? option when prompted to do so.

Download DelDomains.inf
Right-click and select..... Save Target As

To use: Right-click and select....... Install (no need to restart)
**Note** This will remove all entries in the "Trusted Zone"

Download and install CleanUp http://cleanup.stevengould.org/

Open My Computer-->Tools-->Folder Options-->View-->Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files and click YES and then OK

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Open add/remove programs and remove the following if listed.


Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each one if they ar... Read more

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OK.. here goes..

ever since i installed windows xp, i have had mostly nothing but problems...

to start, there is too much security on it. i can't have a simple home network on 2 windows xp computers. i just need to be able to use 1 printer on 2 computers. if file sharing doesn't work, i don't care.

second, my cd-rom bay doesn't read any type of cds (dvds, cdroms, etc.) it starts to make noise, then slows down, moving, making weird noises, and freezes up the computer. its hard to get it to eject as well, so i have to pop out the bay (this is only on the laptop), stick it back in, and right when it reads, i have to eject reeeally fast.

third, (it had windows 98se at first), office xp small business work on 98, but ever since i installed windows xp, it won't. it has all of the program files, but says (in the microsoft word startup screen) that it is an uninstalled version and an unknown user. when it gets into micro word, it says (access privelages are not installed on this user's name. please reinstall the product).

any more information that you need please feel free to ask, although i pretty much gave you all of it. thank you

A:a list of problems..

sounds like you didn't do a clean install. I would backup all data and delete everything and reinstall....or do a dual boot. (most people that I see that first did a dual boot with 98 or 2k eventually deleted the older OS once they had XP down).

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My laptop is new as of christmas, i have got anti virus software on here and am quite sure its free of viruses.However, about 50% of the time when typing in a url or clicking a link from search engine or site it just comes up with 'oops! this link appears to be broken'.
The laptop is connected to the internet via the home network which consists of two other computers and an xbox, the other computers browsers dont seem to do the same thing and work fine.
I have tried using firefox, IE and now google chrome and the same problem keeps happening. Please Help!

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PLEASE READ. I need help
To start this whole thing, I'm not sure exactly what I did. I downloaded "Toolwiz Care," and used all I could to fix my computer(before I was just slow and hadn't been urned on in 5 years). There are two thing that might have done it(I'll get to a list of things in a few) was the registry cleaner or the startup optimizer. I didn't check to see if system restore was on before any of this, so I had no restore points. For the obvious reasons is why I think the registry cleaner might of had something to do with it. But the startup optimizer is because about 20 services and processes dont stay on. They start then stop. I've tried going back, and restarting them, on msconfig, and services, and the startup optimizer. Nothing. One of them is windows diagnostics.

I can't run troubleshooter.
I have no Internet access.
Media player won't run.
Sound doesn't work, not even with headphones.
iTunes won't work.
When I log on after a reboot, I have a notpad document called desktop.ini, two of them automatically open.
That's all of the problems ive noticed.

Things I've tried:
System restore
And every method of boot setup there is.
I don't have a restore disk, I got the computer with windows already installed.
No computer with access to the Internet and a disk burner.
No USB flash drive.
Tried updating drivers. No go
I've tried fixes for some of the individual problems, but that list is too long. I've been trying nonstop since the 16th(t... Read more

A:Long list of problems. Please help?

Go into your start menu, go to all programs, go to accessories, right click command prompt, click run as administrator, accept the dialog box (or type in your administrator password if you are a standard user), type into the command prompt sfc /scannow. This will try to repair the system files. Keep running it until you stop getting errors or until you keep getting the same error. We'll go from there.

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I am currently taking a look at a pc for a friend due to some hardware issues and I noticed the presence of the uglies. This isnt really a hardware forum but Im not too savvy when it comes down to advanced removal. I took a HJT log from the machine which Ill copy below. The system is an Intel based 2.0 ghz XP home machine with 512mb of memory. My basic removal routines didnt cut it, and I would like to nip this before tackling the hardware issues.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:48:45 PM, on 10/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
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A:Long list of problems.

I know for a fact that Dyfuca is present on this system at the current moment.

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Alright to start off all these problems started occurring after I installed my new graphics card. I would love to revert back to my old one but sadly thats not possible as it is fried.* PC locks up on reboot or shutdown.* Firefox Locks up and cannot be "end tasked"* Xfire Locks up and cannot be "end tasked"* Teamspeak starts but nothing happens and it cannot be "end tasked"Now I have had the issue before I reformated where my pc locks up on reboot or shutdown and I posted about it awhile ago here. Unfortunately doing what was said in that topic didn't work for me this time. Now on the bigger issues with Firefox, Xfire, and Teamspeak, I have posted on the their support forums but got no reply so i was hoping someone from bleeping computer could help me.I don't really know what information you need but for now I can give you my PC specs if that will help.PC: Dell dimension 4600OS: XP home editionGraphics card: AGP ATI Radeon X1300 proRam: 1 gigThis is all the info I can think of right now. If you need anything else lemme know.

A:Small List Of Problems.

I need you to go to the How To Use Event Viewer, and list the last four error messages. Remember to right click on the error message and select Properties for the full error report.This will give us a better understanding of what is wrong.

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Hi i just had this list of computer problems after i put new motherboard on my pc could you give me a way how to repair these:

1.Computer Shut down at it's own:

It's getting shuted down when i play a movie or something vith divx
2.Appz 'n' games closes at their own:

Just closes to desktop
3.Torrent won't download to an end:

It's happening with extencions of:
rar zip iso and all other compressed files
and exe
it shows 100% when i tried to install gta vice city deluxe on my PC
it shows an error the file didn't downloaded correctly
when i start a new torrent of the same file and the folder it shows about 12-100 mb left
4.browser closes unexpecticly

It closes even when i tap the shortcut

Its happening over and over

A:My list of computer problems

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