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Complicated multi-operating system problem - HELP needed!!!

Q: Complicated multi-operating system problem - HELP needed!!!


I have a compact laptop bought second hand but has problems.

1) Firstly when it is switched on it asks to choose between either windows 98 or windows 2000 pro (the one i want to use)

2) On loading up windows 2000 it works fine however when i try to use many options such as; volume control, disk cleanup, msconfig, majority of .exe files etc it says "access to file denied" or "cannot find the file "xxx". make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available" - this is despite the file it is looking for being the one I want to use.

3) On searching futher I noticed that in my computer along with the usual WINDOWS directory. I have 2 other operating system folders in their entirity. WindowsNT and Windows 98 - I think that having all systems on my computer must be reason for it not working

4) I have tried to uninstall windows 98 using its own uninstall program however get the message "cannont find "xxx" etc

5) I have a feeling the windowsNT is just cd contents and ahs not been setup properly and could therefore simply deleted but I ahve not done so just in case

6) If i begin the laptop ion windows 98 much more works, including sound etc, however the uninstall still does not.

7) Misc problem - I cannot install any more programs when running windows 2000.

Any help would be much appreciated, first time on the forum.

Thanks a lot.

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A: Complicated multi-operating system problem - HELP needed!!!

Unfortuneatly whoever owned the laptop before you really cluttered up the hard drive. It sounds like the system files have been mixed and matched in various places and in cases like this, there really isn't much you can do except reformat if you want to get everything working the way it should again.

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I have a compact laptop bought second hand but has problems.

1) Firstly when it is switched on it asks to choose between either windows 98 or windows 2000 pro (the one i want to use)

2) On loading up windows 2000 it works fine however when i try to use many options such as; volume control, disk cleanup, msconfig, majority of .exe files etc it says "access to file denied" or "cannot find the file "xxx". make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required libraries are available" - this is despite the file it is looking for being the one I want to use.

3) On searching futher I noticed that in my computer along with the usual WINDOWS directory. I have 2 other operating system folders in their entirity. WindowsNT and Windows 98 - I think that having all systems on my computer must be reason for it not working

4) I have tried to uninstall windows 98 using its own uninstall program however get the message "cannont find "xxx" etc

5) I have a feeling the windowsNT is just cd contents and ahs not been setup properly and could therefore simply deleted but I ahve not done so just in case

6) If i begin the laptop ion windows 98 much more works, including sound etc, however the uninstall still does not.

7) Misc problem - I cannot install any more programs when running windows 2000.

Any help would be much appreciated, first time on the forum.

Thanks a lot.

A:Complicated multi-operating system problem - HELP needed!!!

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Gud day readers,

I am trying to repair my Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 computer, but since I do not have my Windows XP cd on the same platform, I used Windows XP Pro SP3. I run the set-up but i didn't see option to repair it, until the set-up was done.. When I boot my computer there are 3 choices that prompt's to select.. 3 Windows XP Professional. I want to delete the first two.. I am trying to delete this in boot.ini but i cannot find this in drive c:.. I try to show hidden files and unchecked (hide protected operating system files) but it keeps on hidding and i don't know why, that's why i cannot delete those OS. I try to delete as well in Drive C the two Windows 0 and Windows.1 folder but i can't..

Could anyone help me regarding this? Thanks in advance..


A:how to delete multi Operating System

Start/Run/type msconfig, click OK
Boot.ini tab.....click on Check All Boot Paths and follow advice to remove bad ones.

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Need help.I have 2 hard disk.(satta disk).In primary 3 parts(c, e, and f)..in C: it was win 2003 standerd.Remaining two with oracle and sap.(E: and F. Second hard drive D: it is signle partition
(D).First it was win 200 server in D.Then I loaded win Xp in over it in D:. Now while starting both operating sys comes.But xp will start.But win 2003 standerd edition in First hard disk will not boot.Once i select with in second it restarts the pc.how can i start this?
my boot note pad is like this
[Boot Loader]
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Standard" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect

is it ok??
here in last row win 2000 server is showing is not problem as i loaded xp over this in d: Also once i started Xp through d drive, my first hard disk partition and all files shows perfect.i can access all part of hard disk one but i cannot start 2003 standerd for My SAP program.

any one can help me please.

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hey guys
i have a problem with my computer
i have a windows XP Home installed

when i start my computer there are two operating systems, both are windows XP. I want to remove one of them.

by the way both of these operating systems are on the same hard drive (i have only one hard drive, that is C:/ ).
Can you please explain me a step by step guide on how to remove one of these operating systems.

your help will be appreciated.

thanx in advance

god bless you.


A:Remove One of the Operating System.....Serious Help Needed

First, you need to know which one is it actually booting from. Then you right click my computer, choose properties, choose advanced, choose startup and recovery, click edit. There will be two entries that look similar to this

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Remove the appropriate one. If you do not know which one you are booting from I would leave it alone, though. You could keep yourself from booting at all.

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I am a student at a local Community college. They use blackboard for online classes and tests. We were told if we ran vista or IE8 on our computers to get firefox v2 in order to be able to take tests. However over thelast 3 months I haven't been able to take tests, because when I open firefox I am able to get to the blackboard site and to the test. However upon loading the test page firefox freezes. it won't finish transfereing data to blackboard. It wont allow me to scrool page or to click an answer on the first question which is all I can see. (instrustions of test the question number 1.). it complettely freezes. I have three computers inmy home all dell. 2 are laptops same programs same everything across the board. My desktop is older and runs windows xp versions 2002 service pak 3. I downloaded firefox v2 on to it as well and same issues. I do not know if it is a internet connection problem or something else. For all of my recent tests I have had to either go to a friends house or to the school, which causes probelms one interefering in friends life andother activities she has to do or two long drive and sucking up extra cash in gas just to take a test. I am still a student getting ready to start summer classes online and cant afford ot keep having these problems. I have also send an email to the schools blackboard help center to see what they can help. Any help will be greatly accepted. Thank you all

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I'm an active Excel 2003 user at work with no formal training.

Problem: Devising an Excel formula calculating hours.

Data: The attached spreadsheet shows days off, shift start time, and duration of shift for each team member and team lead.

Goal: Create a formula to calculate overlapping hours for team members when compared to their team lead. I need the percentage by team.

I'd appreciated whatever guidance anybody can give me.


A:Complicated EXCEL Formula Needed

if i look at team 100
there are 14 members in team 100
I dont know the hours team leader actually works

lets say the team is 10 people + a team lead that they all work a 5 day week from 8-8
and the team lead works from 8-6
so he/she overlaps all the team for the complete shift he/she is on
so thats 10hrs overlap for every team member
so for each member thats 10hrs overlap
each team member works 12hrs

so is that 10/12 as a percent = 83%

now as you have days of the week on/off - do you want a calculation for the week

I think you will need to be very explicit in what you need and a few examples would help

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Hi everyone, old techie but new poster here (very old, started on the trash-80, but I digress). Great site, lots of useful info I've already found. Here's my situation.

I recently bought a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and before I install it, I want to make sure I've got everything done correctly so as to not have problems. My situation is not the common "clone drive, set ssd to boot, done". I'm very experienced in general, but this is my first SSD.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I currently have 3 internal hard drives, 2 of which are not germane to this discussion, so I'll ignore them from here on. My boot drive (technically drive 2 in Disk Manager) is a 1TB drive with a 75GB Windows partition C:, and an extended partition containing a 150GB Apps E: partition, and a 700 GB Data F: partition. All partitions are NTFS.

Note that there is no System Reserved partition. It was either not created by how I installed W7, or I deleted it to get the full space all those years ago. Can't really remember.

So, all my apps are on the E partition, I've been overriding the default install of every program for years. The only apps on C: are things that annoyingly forced themselves there. There are way too many apps and games to fit on the SSD and I don't need them all there anyway, so the plan is to slowly migrate needed apps to the SSD. The F partition has all my data, including My Documents etc, I moved them over years ago. So again, very little documents on C:

So, when the ... Read more

A:Installing SSD, advice needed on complicated partitioning.

Hi Mcannon & welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

To make it easier for everyone could you tell us what size your new Samsung 840 Pro SSD is & could you supply a screen shot of your Disc Management as well, showing all your installed discs & all the notation as well.

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Hello there and thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide me!

My situation is a bit complex because I have a partitioned drive and am running a different operating system on each. I use XP Media Center Edition for my browsing, photo/video editing and normal everyday computer use. On the other partition... the one that is currently not booting up--I use XP Pro. This partition only contains the operating system and my audio editing/recording software, Pro Tools. I have NO idea why it is now giving me this error message as I do not do any Internet surfing when using this OS. I do not have an XP Pro CD from which to run a re-install as it was left at my old place of employment. I just returned from a week's vacation to this error and haven't the slightest idea where it came from. The last time I used that OS it worked fine! Please help me as this is how I subsidize my living by recording artists and bands! Without use of it I am totally stuck!

Initially, the following appeared:

0x0000009f (0x0000050, 0x00000002, 0x8360c278, 0x835d6b70)

After that, I started to get the: STOP: c0000135 WINSRV Error message. I am able to look into that partitioned drive while on XP Media, and winsrv.dll is most definitely sitting right there in the system32 file. I'm assuming it's a registry issue? Thanks again for any help you might be able to provide!
Kindest regards,

Jeff C.

A:c0000135 winsrv Error! Complicated... Expert Needed!

Have you read this artical all the way to the bottom. http://support.microsoft.com/?id=885523

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Dear Fellow Forum Users,

I'm running XP on my machine and I want to remove it and install win98SE. I don't mind reformatting the system and installing fresh win98SE.

My Plan is to install winXP pro after I installed win98SE. I read on the XP Help and support that for multi boot system, WIn98 should be installed first before WinXP. I want both systems so that I can run older programs and games on Win98SE while keeping WINXP on another partition for more secure computing.

My problem is when I restart the PC in cannot reboot on win98SE CD at the CD-ROM drive (I've already set the boot priority to CD-ROM at CMOS setup.) Instead, it merrily went through the WinXP routine to XP Welcome Screen.

current OS: XP Pro SP1 at C
40GB HDD0 : Partition1 (OS) C: FAT32 30GB ;
Partition2 G: FAT32 10GB (data only)
20GB HDD1 : Primary partition 20GB FAT32 (data only)
CD-RW : Drive/Volume E
CD-ROM : Drive/Volume F
900MHz AMD Duron

Thanks for your help.

A:Multi boot system install problem

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First off let me say I am not messing around with you and lying... I have better things to do with my time... I'm serious.

My sister's boyfriend recently got a computer virus, he is quite sure he got it from this guy he knows because he put his flash drive into his computer and it is after that when the issue started. It has me quite confounded... It replicated itself throughout the computer and changed permissions and all sorts of stuff, it even messed with the BIOS on both his motherboard and graphics card we think. It murders any antivirus you are using... Using his router it seems to have transferred itself over to his Playstation 3! His PS3 is effed up too, and not in all the other ways people say they have viruses because it wont turn on... It still works. It goes to like fake websites and everything for google, and everything is just a bit off... But from his PS3 it seems to have used Bluetooth to get to his Blackberry and mess that up too! It seems that it also writes a partition on whatever memory device its on so you can't get rid of it and that it can then transfer from the host device to something else.... It even got onto my sisters crappy little Nextar MP3 player, its relentless! He just told me that verizon wanted his phone to look at it, but the people at Sony aren't really listening to him about it and are telling him that he needs to pay the $150 service fee for them to look at it because they don't get it I guess... Do you guys have any idea about what t... Read more

A:Interesting new multi-system worm problem? HELP

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I have a 30 Gig HDD. I partioned 5 GB for Windows 2000. The other half is Windows ME. Now I formated the Windows 2000 partition, but when I start the computer back up, it still gives me the option of Windows ME or Windows 2000!!

How do I get rid of the Windows 2000 option?

A:Multi-boot Operating Systems

Removing Windows NT or Windows 2000 from the Boot Sequence
There are two ways to remove the Windows NT or Windows 2000 boot sector from your computer:
If you want to return to your original MS-DOS configuration, boot MS-DOS and type sys c: . This command replaces the Windows NT or Windows 2000 boot sector with the MS-DOS boot sector, and enables your computer to boot MS-DOS. The following files are left in the root folder and can be deleted after you perform the sys c: operation:

NOTE : The Ntbootdd.sys file is installed only if you have a SCSI Host Adapter installed in Windows NT or Windows 2000.

You can also start your computer with a Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 bootable floppy disk and use the sys c: command if you want to return to your original Windows 95 or Windows 98 configuration.
If you want to leave Ntldr on the disk, you can boot MS-DOS without being prompted by changing the startup operating system and time-out value. To do so, start the System tool in Control Panel, click the Startup/Shutdown tab, click MS-DOS in the Startup box, and then type 0 in the Show List For n Seconds box.
Rest of article HERE

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Everything was lovely with my boot.ini file, I have XP Home, XP Pro, Longhorn and Windows 98SE. All on one hard drive, different partitions, of course.

I installed Windows ME ( not sure what gave me that brilliant idea) --- and now my boot menu is messed up. It initially eliminated 98 and put Windows ME there, so I added 98 back, but if I choose 98 it still goes to ME, which is on an external hard drive. I installed ME by booting with a 98 bootdisk with cdrom support, and installed ME to the external drive.

Is there any way of getting my 98 boot option back? 98 is still on my main drive, I can see it, I just can't boot to it

A:Booting multi operating systems

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Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?


A:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?

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I recently bought a new computer with windows 7 operating system and tried to run my dbase program.
To do that I first ran cmd.com to get a dos prompt.
It read the following way:
I received following message:
'dbase.exe' is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I was able to run edbase.exe quite easily on windows xp and vista. Can any one help me solve this problem, so that I can run the program on windows 7. I understand it should be able to run 32 bit programs.
Best regards,
Gulab Gidwani

A:Operating system problem


you should that program using DIR c:\windows.old\windows\system32\dbase.exe

The message is telling you that DBASE.EXE is not found in your PATH
echo %PATH%​
You might try
c:\windows.old\windows\system32> ./dbase.exe

Why \Windows.old\windows\... looks like you are attempting to run an OLD program from another system without first installing it on this system

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I have everything up on my desktop, but seemingly cannot open any programs that require to go online. When trying to open explorer, I get promted with
"Choose the program you want to use to open this file". "Do you want to run or save this file" then it asks Do you want to run this software. I select run, then it reverts back to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file"
also for example
If I open "Action Centre" and select "troubleshooting" I get
Application not found
a lot of times I get
Application not found
This all started after I was advised my computer is infected with a virus.
I can't download any program that I want to use to fix the problem.
I am using my 2nd old slow laptop to access this forum.
Can any-one offer advise on what to do please

A:Operating system problem

If you have access to another computer:

1. Download Malwarebytes:

2. Uninstall your current anti-virus software and replace with MS Security Essentials:

Put the installation file onto a USB stick, or CD. If you don't have any of those, you may put it on Windows SkyDrive (if you have a Windows Live Messenger).

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Hello there (exuse me for my english )My friend has a Sonny Vaio PC, he uses WIndows XP. But, lately the PC doesn't wanna start !! when he click the button to start the Computer we see the bios normally, then a black screen appears with this written on top left " Operating System not found " !!

A:Operating System Problem !!

Good morning .See Microsoft General Guidance.Louis

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My laptop model is hp pavallion 15e039tx .my problem is that operating system does not work window not open .laptop screen show stop code INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.please solve my problem

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Earlier today i got the bright idea to wipeout my c:/ drive and i used the system restore to attempt to restore it back to the factory programs and all that...during the restore and error came up and it restarted itself and then went back through the restore...now once the restore was done it went ahead and started up but when it did it came up with the windows error recovery and says... windows failed to s tart. a recent hardware or software change mightbe the cause..then it says insert your windows instilation disk..but i do not have one? does anyone know what i am supposed to do? or what i can do? im running vista basic on a sony vaio

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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Thanks for reading this post.I am trying to resolve some problems with an XP Pro (updated to SP2 via a retail upgrade disc about 2 months ago) PC. In recent months, several problems have been encountered. Unfortunately, I have not taken any notes, so I will be working from memory. I will provide any additional information that is needed as quickly as I can.Antec server case and power supplyIntel mother boardP2000 processor512 MB RAM with 200 MB currently availableDual WD Caviar drivesLite-On CD/DVDZip driveFloppy driveNvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 video cardEcho MIA sound cardADS Firewire & USB 2.0 adapterAPC UPS "BackUpPro"The PC has been operational for approximately 3 years. It has been powered down fewer than 20 times during that period. It is restarted daily. No restart problems have been encountered.All drivers were updated since the upgrade to SP2.The BIOS has never been updated.Three internal modems have suffered "hardware failures" within the past five months. The first MAY have been related to a lightning strike. The most recent two, which occurred within 6 weeks of each other, were definitely not related to lightning.No other hardware failures have occurred.I use WinAmp with DFX for listening to MP3s. Playback would skip slightly when the original modem (Compaq server component) was activated. Now, playback skips very badly when any application is started.Shortly after the most second modem failure, PC-Cillin stopped running. I attempted to reinst... Read more

A:Malware Or Xp Pro Operating System Problem?

Hi wizard509 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.phpRight Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namFrom the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present the... Read more

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Hello everyone. Ive been having a sustained and frustrating problem with my PC. To cut a long and very infuriating story short the drive letter was changed on my pc meaning that windows xp professional wouldnt load up. Ive tried a number of different fixes but in the end backed up my hard drive to a friends pc and then decided to start from scratch.

I ran the windows 98 boot disk to format the drive so that I could then reintall windows. When I used that floppy disk it made me partition the drive. After doing this I now only get a message saying 'Problem loading operating system'. This happens with the xp cd in as well. I have checked the boot priority in the bios and everything is fine there. At no point do I get the 'press enter to boot from CD' message either. I just want to reinstall xp and start again, Im not bothered about losing anything on there as Ive backed it all up. Any suggestions?

A:Problem loading operating system

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my acer 3680 has lost its operating system and i dont know how to get it back can someone help me ?

A:acer operating system problem

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i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA. i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.

i tryed using superspykiller home version now my computer is locked up and will only boot up in safe mode.

my computer is a 2 year old e-machine model w 3410 3200+

A:operating system or virus problem?

Hi Dano50 !

Follow the HJT link in my sig and go through the whole 5 steps process. Post your final log in the HijackThis section where security techs will review it. It can take some time before you get an answer from them as that section is often overcrowded, just be patient. Once they'll start reviewing your log you'll have quick feedback.

You can also check this thread :

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All of a sudden I am experiencing these failures:
no right-click
no drag & drop
no single click, have to use "open"
cannot work in Excel
system running slower indeed

Have run everything, disc clean up, defrag, AVG, a2suared, Adaware SE, eweido, SpyBot S&D, Keylogger.

Please tell me I need a new mouse!!! I have a Microsoft Intellimouse scroll.

Many thanks


A:Operating System or Mouse Problem?

NEW Mouse!

How often do we spend hours searching eh?

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Got a message that the computer had to restart. When it started again there was a new message that said: Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. I can't do anything from this point. Yours sincerely Göran Johansson

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I have windows 7 home basic installed in my laptop. While browsing suddenly i got a blue screen with some information showing - "collecting crash dump...." and the system got restarted automatically. I am facing with this problem more frequently.

Please help me in resolving the problem.

Please its urgent!!!!!!


A:Problem with windows 7 Operating system

Welcome to TSF!

Please carefully follow the BSOD Sticky instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html so that we have some data to work with.

(I'll move the topic into the BSOD area of the forum, don't worry, you'll be automatically redirected there.)

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i am using Dell All in One.
Since morning of 03 August, when i start PC it says Preparing Windows and once started it shows
You have been signed in with a temperory profile 
You cant access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator
Everything saved on Desktop is missing
please help to restore the problem
Even it is not taking connection of broad band line via wifi.

Vikram Vaghela
M 9377890090

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One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help

A:Solved: Operating system problem

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I own both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. I had some issues in the past with memory and in troubleshooting sed problem I erased my Professional Edition in place of my Home Edition. Basically the games I was playing had worked in the past on the Home Edition so I thought I had operating system problems. Anyhow, I fixed the memory problem and all games ran fine again. Wanting the newer Professional Edition back on the computer instead of the older Home Edition I decided to do a clean install with my Pro Ed. However, when I loaded up the Pro Ed, I must have skipped a major step and now have both operating systems on the computer. My question is, is there a way to erase the original home operating system and keep the new Pro Ed operating system without doing a compete clean install?

A:Dual Operating System Problem

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Hello guys.tonight I lost the icons on my operating system.after I use ad aware pro the program tell me if I need to erase something after reboot my system.i click yes.that was my bad move.after reboot the only thing I can see is the screen saver without the files.next the welcome word next to my picture and my name.below the name I read 7 unread mail messages.i click that but the system cant go up.the only thing that said is logging of and saving your personal settings.dont see my system and files.very bad for me.i really care all the thing my hard disc have.any helps are welcome.thanks for the attention.i always admire the brilliant people. i have windows xp.gateway 500xl.2.4gh 256ram

A:problem with my operating system after reboot.

Boot up in Safe Mode.

Use the System Restore function to restore the operating system to a date prior to the event that caused the problem.

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hi, i just bought a new pc.. it had vista on it so formatted fully.

i booted xp from cd and installed. after the blue screen installation my pc rebooted as normal.

when it loaded up a message says: problem with operating system

nothing else..

any help please.

A:problem with operating system message

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hi all. i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA.

but i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.
now When i boot up my computer it is defaulting to safe mode. even when i hit f-8 and tell it to boot normally it still goes to safe mode.

also i cannot add or delete and programs. it tells me that the installer cannot be accessed

i cannot access the internet on the affected computer.

i accessed the 5 steps on my wifes computer and printed them out i cannot complete any steps with the affect unit in its present condition.

one of the mentors directed me to go through the five steps and post results here.

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? XP Home (SP2)
CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 3200+ Processor (2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 1600MHz FSB)
Monitor: Includes eMachines? 15" LCD Flat Panel Monitor(E14T)
(15" Viewable, 0.297mm dot pitch)
Chipset: ATI RS480 chipset
Memory: 512MB DDR 400 (1 ? 512MB) SDRAM (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 100GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: DVD?RW 16x multiformat double layer drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Multimedia Card, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon? Xpress 200 (PCI-Express? )
128MB DDR shared video memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio, Dolby 5.1 (6-Channel)
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A:virus problem or operating system?

i was able to run this off a flash drive hope it helps

Deckard's System Scanner v20070729.57
Run by Administrator on 2007-08-03 at 19:51:36
Computer is in Safe Mode.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-08-03 19:52:11
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dss(2).exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.com/ie
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Pag... Read more

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I have to point out I know nothing about computers and really need step by step help as I am a student and cannot afford to take my laptop to a shop.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5155. After having it for a short while my laptop slowed right down and had many problems involving the internet. A friend of mine suggested reformatting it. So he lent me a windows xp media disk, as I could not find the original one that came with the computer, and I reformatted my computer. Worked well and the computer seemed to be fine, however my friend did not give me a disk with drivers and system utilities on it, so I was unable to do anything with my computer.

I then found all the original disks, for my computer (which was made by fujitsu and all the disks are official). I decided to try and reformat it with the correct disk, operating systems, twinload cd/dvd. I inserted the disk pressed f12 and it all seemed ok until I got this message:

Twinload Windows XP professional:
-Your configuration is not supported
-none of the required operating systems were found on the hard drive of your system
-remove the dvd and click OK to shut dow the system.

I have no idea what this means. I looked at other threads on this ofrum and I can see that people have had a similar problem, except people were trying to downgrade from Vista to XP, wereas I am trying to load the correct version of XP onto my computer so I can put the drivers and utilities onto it.

Please help!!! If anyone has any idea... Read more

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Good afternoon! I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6101er laptop , and when you remove the system error is not possible , says something about ACHI , but the BIOS settings ASHI no parameters , so there is no POSSIBILITY to install the operating reference system on the computer. Help, or give driver model on the laptop motherboard .

A:The problem with AHCI for operating system installation

Having a little trouble following what you are trying to do. The storage controller is set to ahci by default and cannot be changed from that to anything else. What operating system are you trying to install and where in the process do you see the error? 

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HY ALL. I have a strange problem to which i cannot find a solution. i have a dell pc, 2 hard drives. i had before 2 operating systems (XP both..one russian and one greek, each one on one hard drive). i formated the first one (greek XP), i install it again on the same HDD, but now the ocmputer only boots from this one (Greek XP), not giving me the oportunity to boot from the second hard drive. so... how can i set the boot sequence to allow me chooosing wich windows i want to boot from?

A:[SOLVED] Multiple Operating System Problem

Hi mossanta, Welcome to TSF!

Depending on which one you want to boot first, will depend on how you rewrite the boot file.

Presuming that you wish to boot from Windows? XP [Greek] first, and Windows? XP [Russian] second, the boot ini file will read like this....

[Boot Loader]
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Greek: [d:0,p:1] \windows" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\windows="Russian: [d:1,p:1] \windows" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Hopefully this will cure your problem.
Post back with the results.

Kind Regards,

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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


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I have a Small Form Factor Business PC HP Compaq 8100 Elite, with Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz and 2GB of RAM (no. 2 x 1GB 240pin DDR3 SDRAM Unbuffered DIMM DDR3-1333 - hynix HMT112U6TFR8C-H9 https://www.skhynix.com/products/computing/view.jsp?info.ramKind=20&info.serialNo=HMT112U6TFR8C&posM... The operating system is Windows 10 to 32b. In the Hardware Reference Guide for PC Installing Additional Memory is reported:Installing Additional MemoryThe computer comes with double data rate 3 synchronous dynamic random access memory (DDR3- SDRAM) dual inline memory modules (DIMMs).DIMMs The memory sockets on the system board can be populated with up to four industry-standard DIMMs.These memory sockets are populated with at least one preinstalled DIMM. To achieve the maximum memory support, you can populate the system board with up to 16-GB of memory. DDR3-SDRAM DIMMsFor proper system operation, the DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must be:industry-standard 240-pin ? unbuffered non-ECC PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 MHz-compliant or PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHzcompliantunbuffered ECC PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 MHz-compliant (Z200 SFF only) ? 1.5 volt DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs The DDR3-SDRAM DIMMs must also:support CAS latency 7 DDR3 1066 MHz (7-7-7 timing) and CAS latency 9 DDR3 1333 MHz (9-9-9 timing) ? contain the mandatory JEDEC SPD information In addition, the computer supports:single-sided and double-sided DIMMsDIMMs constructed with x8 and x16 DDR devices; DIMMs constructed with x4 SDRAM are not supportedNOTE: T... Read more

A:Problem upgrade memory with Operating System to 64b.

@Peppe_Valenza I am not surprised by the response from Kingston.  The memory density issue was mentioned message #2. Try some other memory manufacturers and see if you can obtain the proper memory dimms.      Thanks for posting on the forum.

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On starting my computer after a month, i got the message "mising operating system". I dont understand what happened. There are important data on my computer which I need. I am using a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista Operating system with partition of HDD. All my data is on d drive & programs on c: drive. From C: Drive I only need the Outlook.pst file. what do I do to restore my computer.

A:Missing operating system problem in vista

If you have a Vista installation disk you can boot to the cd drive and use the recovery tools on the disk. If not you can download a Vista recovery disk here.

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Hello, so today i made a big mistake with my laptop. I am taking a operating systems class and we are going to be taking a look at ubuntu next week. I decided to install unbuntu on my laptop on a seprate partition to check it out and be able to use a full version and not an emulated version. Well long story short I ended up unintentiolly formating my hard drive. When i boot now i get no bootable devices found. I have tried at alt-f10 command to restore my windows 8 but that doesnt seem to work. I would like to be able to reinstall windows 8 onto my computer.

A:Problem with Operating System of Asipire V5-572G-6...

You need to use the recovery media to restore the operating system. You have the option to get the recovery media from Acer store. It will install the Operating System, all the pre-installed Software and the drivers of your system.  If you have a unit from US or Canada, you may purchase the recovery disc from Acer store : Acer StoreIf you have a unit from US or Canada, you may also live chat with an Acer technician at : Acer live chatIf you have purchased the computer in any other country, you may contact Acer support here : Acer Global Support  Click the Kudos  to say ?Thanks? for helping! select "Accept Solution" if your issue is resovled.

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Hey guys, I got a weird message on my desktop today on Boot-up

Novell Netware Ready Firmware v1.00 (940810)
© Copyright 1991 - 1994 Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Intel ® PRO/1000 Gigabit Adapter v1.21 (030602)
Copyright 2001-2003, Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Press HOME key to abort RPL
LAN Adapter failed the media test.
Please check the cable and reboot the system.
PXE-MOF : Exiting Intel Boot agent.
1962: No operating system found. Press F1 to repeat boot sequence.

(Pressing HOME does nothing, and this screen keeps refreshing)

My computer was working fine just until yesterday and this message came up today when i turned it on,
Do you have any suggestion as to what I can do to fix this?


A:Desktop problem (no operating system detected)

Sometimes...when the CMOS battery is weakening, it impacts the BIOS settings. They can be goofy, they can return to default settings. On some systems the default setting may be via network, which is what appears to be the case with your system (if I'm right about the CMOS battery).

You can try going into the BIOS and checking the boot options and ensuring that the boot drive is the first option. But, if they changed once without user manipulation...they may change again.

I would try a new CMOS battery.

If the current BIOS settings call for the system to boot from the hard drive...then we have a different situation.


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My laptop model is HP 14-r008tx. It was bought from Malaysia. I live in Bangadesh. It came with Windows 8.1. I had installed windows 7 once on the time of installation I have formatted the whole hard disk and partitioned it again. on the time of formation I have deleted everything(like OEM, Restore point etc). Now I am using windows 10 the machine is now very slow that no one can imagine. And there is also many problems with the machine. Now I want to go back to windows 8.1 OEM or Install windows 10 OEM or Ubuntu OEM.Where to go? Or what to do now?Help me wih the issue ..Thanks in advance..N.B: It is impossible to go to Malayasia or other country. I have to solve the problem from here in Bangladesh.

A:Operating System Problem want to go back to the previous win...

Hi, As long as the existing installation of Windows 10 has activated Ok after the upgrade from a previous OS, you can just perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows 10 will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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On starting my computer after a month, i got the message "mising operating system". I dont understand what happened. There are important data on my computer which I need. I am using a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows Vista Operating system with partition of HDD. All my data is on d drive & programs on c: drive. From C: Drive I only need the Outlook.pst file. what do I do to restore my computer.

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EDIT Moved from Am I Infected to XP. As requested in post 22 ~~boopmeMy computer runs XP - Home.Last night I was prompted to update Media Player to version 8. I was afraid to do so, because many "updates" from MS mess up my computer. However, I loaded the update. I noticed the new icons in the tray and on the Start Menu, so I assumed all was well.On Friday nights I run my anti virus and anti spyware software. I started AVG anti-spyware. I checked on it 2 hours later and my boot up screen was on the monitor. By bootup screen I mean, when my machine is turned on, it stops soon after the bootup begins and says something about the Processor was changed??? and prompts me to hit F1 to continue or Del to go to the BIOS setup. I always hit F1 and the machine always bootsup just fine.Something happened while AVG was running to shut down the computer, what I don't know and I don't know if it is connected to the Media Player update or to a virus I picked up the night before (4 of us use this computer, so viruses and adware are not uncommon - I automatically run Norton Anti-virus and manually run AVG, Ad-Aware, SuperSpyware and Lavasoft). HOWEVER, this time when I hit F1 the machine did not boot up but rather loaded my desktop but with NO tray, NO icons and no response from the Windows key on the keyboard, but with only the mouse pointer on the screen. I could get the Task Manager by hitting Alt-Ctl=Del, but nothing else.I rebooted several times, and always ... Read more

A:Boot problem of main operating system

Are both of these installations in the same partition?Since you can open Task Manager, Click on the Applications tab and end all running processes.Start a new task and type explorer.exe and OKHopefully, you should have your Desktop back and you can run some tools--------------------------------------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, lea... Read more

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Hi all good peopleI am writing here cause I have been struggling with my EliteBook 2560p for weeks. The problem is that after updated my system to windows 10 couple of things on my laptop stopped working at all. There are 3 things:*first of all FN keys are disabled*second of all computer can't see bluetooth anymore*and the last problem I cannot return to windows 7 from recoveryDo you have any ideas how to fix these annoying problems.I will be very thankful for any tips.Thanks in advance

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Here it is, i have my laptop this is what it says operating system not found . Another problem is my dvd player won't load any type of software .Tryiing to load Linux or Xp Pro same problem .
Now i try and go in the bios and it repeats operating system not found . What do i need to do to solve these problems.


A:Problem with my laptop Operating system not found

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