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Smitfraud.c Trojan...Normal and Safe Mode Freezes

Q: Smitfraud.c Trojan...Normal and Safe Mode Freezes

I recently had the Torjan Smitfraud take over my computer. It was first noticed when I turned on my computer one day and say the infamous blue screen saying I had trojan smitfraud.c located at (blah blah blah). I tried to fix this by going into safe mode and running the cc cleaner and other programs I read about on other forums.

When I load normal mode, it just sits at the XP Welcome screen frozen. In safe mode, I see my desktop but it seems ti freeze with an hour class only freezing at the start menu. When I move the mouse around the screen it is a normal arrow. My cpu usage is also at 100%.

Where to I go from here to remove smitfraud.c trojan???

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Preferred Solution: Smitfraud.c Trojan...Normal and Safe Mode Freezes

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A: Smitfraud.c Trojan...Normal and Safe Mode Freezes

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laptop has been randomly freezing. cursor disappears no keyboard function. only thing to do is manual shutdown.

Now getting a BSOD error 50.

any help?

A:BSOD BCCode 50. freezes in normal mode, works fine in safe mode

Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffff80040f9e3b0, 1, fffff80000b9a1aa, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt_fffff80000b95000+51aa )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



   Tip

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made ... Read more

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I am running using Dell Inspiron with windows vista. A couple days ago, I got on the computer and then it froze, at fist the program I was using froze, and then I got a circle next to the arrow, but could still move the arrow, then the arrow stops moving. CTL ALT DEL does not work, so i must do a hard reboot, try to boot in safe mode and all the files come up but then it goes no where and the computer either restarts or I reboot it.

I have run all types of tests and nothing comes up. Today I got the blue screen of death twice, but after reboot, it goes away. I do not have a Boot Disk and have tried all the tests in the F8 command. Currently I am running an expanded memory test, but figured I would get this out there before I go insane.

Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated.
 

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Windows XP will freeze after about 10-15 seconds after starting up. I cannot move the cursor or right-click. I have no other choice but to hold down the power button and shut down. However, it loads OK in Safe Mode. Where do I go from here to fix this?

A:Windows XP freezes on startup in normal mode, but loads OK in safe mode. What do I do?

Arrrgh! Now when I go into Safe Mode none of the icons appear, and I can't see the Start menu! It's a totally black screen except for "Microsoft ® Windows XP Build..." and "Safe Mode" in the four corners. Please help!

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Hi guys. I have a Sony vaio model number: vpcee23fx. Ever since last week my computer freezes after start up. Like I turn it on, it gets past all the boot up animations and what not and everything works perfect. Then like 5 minutes later it completely freezes I can't move my mouse or push any keys. Nothing works and I have to manually shut it down by holding the power button. It works perfect in safe mode. It never freezes and I'm free to use it how ever long I want. But not in normal mode, nope. Just freezes. Please help I need my computer for school work :(.. Ps. I I'm a nooby when it comes to computers

A:Computer freezes few minutes after start up in normal mode but not in safe mode HELP

Hello EyyJayy & welcome to TSF

Perform a Clean Boot & see if the problem persists.

Post back.

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Hi All,

Been having this problem since yesterday. Whenever I start up windows, it freezes after a couple of minutes. Tried going into safe mode to run virus scan (Avira and Malwarebytes) but both freeze halfway through scanning and I have to do a hard reset. No idea at all what is wrong with it.

Also find that when I try to open Adobe PDF Reader, it shows this message when I am in normal mode. 'The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running in safe mode, or if the windows installer is not correctly installed.' Right after that, it freezes. Not sure if that's relevant.
Please help me! Thanks a lot in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:22:47 AM, on 2/4/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

A:Computer freezes in normal mode after a few minutes and then in safe mode when running virus scans

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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I have a Toshiba A135-S4467 laptop that would freeze on the windows load screen so I replaced the hard drive after several attempts at formatting and reloading that were unsuccessful. I put in the new hard drive and completely installed windows but it still freezes at load up, I did get it to start a couple times but the CPU would peg at 100% and would freeze up after about 20 seconds. It will however start and run in safe mode.
 

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Hi,

I'm having problems when I load windows in normal mode. When I turn on the computer everything starts as normal. It's after clicking my name and the desktop loads, nothing responds. It just freezes.

I have no problems when loading windows in safe mode with networking.

I ran a full scan through my virus software, Kaspersky. No threats were detected.

I also tried System Restore twice while in safe mode. I'm still having issues.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
 

A:Solved: Pc freezes in normal mode, but runs in safe mode

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I managed to run ad-adaware with the latest defs once, did a preboot scan with avast, then booted into normal mode. I tried to install the lastest defs for spybot S&D, and got this error message:

NSIS ERROR

the installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete.
This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download or a virus.

You may want to contact the author of this installer to obrain
a new copy.

Upon reboot, the system freezes before the desktop finishes loading. I can still boot into safe mode, but running any scan, ad-aware or spybotS&D, causes a system freeze. Here is the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:21:42 PM, on 8/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: Yaho... Read more

A:Can't boot into normal mode, scanning freezes in safe mode

I managed to boot to normal mode and run hjt. Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:52:11 PM, on 8/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSEC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv2.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HJT\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://dantrecamtim/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}... Read more

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All seems fine in Safe Mode.
 
Buttons freeze when I'm in Normal Mode. I left the computer on yesterday while i was out and it worked in Normal mode when I got home but not completely and I can't duplicate it.
 
So many things are wrong. Restore points were removed. Printer is off the network (Device manager shows yellow warning sign.)
Superfetch isn't running.
Mouse cursor bounces around when typing. I read I need to fix tapping but printer needs to be on network but I can't get it back on the network. Printer spool won't start.
 
Before coming here, I've run startup repair, scf /scannow, Combofix (not that I learned anything or that it fixed anything.) Malwarebytes, Norton scan, Trendmicro scan
 
I've tried msconfig no services but Microsoft, no startup items.
 
Not making any progress.
 
I was having a hard time using your link to FRST64. I kept being redirected to the home page.
 
Thanks so much for helping. Hope I did everything properly
 
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A:Safe Mode works, Normal Mode freezes

Hello eabear and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.   
 My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the ... Read more

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Hi Guys,

I upgraded to Windows 7 back in December and things were going smoothly until two days ago when my computer started freezing.Mouse cursor won't move, control+alt+delete would not work as well.I basically had to turn off the power switch.

Tried system restore the next day, things ran smoothly for the next day until problems returned.Now I can run things fine in safe mode but system freezes after about 10 minutes of use in normal mode.

Also, the processor light stays solid blue all the time now (before it blinked occasionally depending on the nature of the task being performed).

Any ideas?
My specifics:
HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop
Windows 7 Home premium
Intel Core 2 duo

Thanks!

A:Windows 7 freezes after ~10 min in normal mode but not in safe mode

What are you doing when it frezzes? Also what anti virus software do you use?

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I am only able to boot in safe mode for the past few days, and would like some help please.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 357697 MB, Free - 107315 MB; E: Total - 357697 MB, Free - 289285 MB; H: Total - 476268 MB, Free - 205673 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., EP45-DS3R
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

A:can only boot in safe mode, normal mode freezes

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I've had this PC for about 4 years now, and in the last year, it has done this twice. I boot up the PC as normal, and about 3-10 minutes later, everything freezes, except the mouse, which can move around. I have to hard reboot after this. I have done multiple tests on the PC, such as memtest86, disk check, core temp (39 degrees) and intel burn test, and got nothing from any of them. I am able to run in safe mode fine, it is just very slow.

PC specs:
Motherboard - Asus P5QPL - Vm EPU
PSU - OCZ400SXS - EU
Harddrive - Brand new Western Digital Red 1TB 64MB hard disk Drive SATA 6gb/s 7200rpm
Video Card - MSI N9600GT - MD512 DDR3
RAM - Corsair XMS3

Any help would be great
Thanks, Simon.
 

A:Solved: PC freezes in normal mode - Not in safe mode

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My sony vaio vista window freeze again and again in both normal and in safe mode,prevent me from doing any thing
The only thing is I can do is to hold the power button to turn off the comp.
I have some important things that I need to back up but I can't please help
 

A:my computer Freezes in normal and in safe mode

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

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

check your temperatures
 

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I apologize if this has been covered in the past so feel free to point me to another post if necessary.

After, what i believe to have been caused by the new service pack upgrade which install overnight, i walked in to find my computer frozen at the Windows XP logo screen.

On restart, it goes through the " windows encountered an error" black screen and I selected the log on as usual option only to have it freeze up on me during the logo screen.

I restart to try safe mode... this time as it boots up processes, it restarts
ive tried every safe mode option to no avail so i cant use the system restore option through safe mode.

I put my XP cd in to try to repair the install, but that freezes as well.

I then went to the recovery console and ran the following commands

chkdsk
fixboot
bootcfg /rebuild

after no luck, i tried to fixmbr but got scared off due to the warning about losing all my information.

Any ideas on what could be causing this issue? im trying to try all options to fix rather than just deleting everything.

if i cant fix, i know long ago i was walked through steps on installing XP on another partition to get into the computer and gather my files before reformatting the whole thing. Can someone tell me how to do that as a last ditch effort as well?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Tcanuth
 

A:XP will not boot in normal of safe mode / freezes

Hiya Tcanuth.

If you can get back to the command line in the recovery console, type

chkdsk /r

rather than just chkdsk as you then tell it to repair any volume faults it finds which might be all you need to fix things up for you. chkdsk without any parameters just checks the disk but doesn`t do anything else.

Jenny
 

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Hey I've read around a lot trying to fix my problem tried to do a clean start up and still freezes. I've tried to restore it to previous settings and still having problems. Sometimes it freezes when i'm logging on and if i make it past that then it usually freezes within the next 1-3 minutes.

Computer
Processor - Intel i7-260 3.4 ghz
Ram - 8GB
64 bit Windows 7


Let me know if you guys need anything else... I really would like to avoid having to completely erasing my Hard Drive.
I honestly don't think I've made any changes recently to cause this..

A:Starts up in Safe mode but Freezes in normal

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Do you have a graphics card? If so what is it?
Paul.

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Hi,
I am having some problems with my pc right now I have

NFORCE6M-A MOTHERBOARD
AMD 64X X2 5600+
GEFORCE 8400 GS
2 GIG DDR2 MEM
630 PSU

I installed XP, loaded all drivers and it lockes/freezes a couple of secs after I log in or on the Welcome screen if no user is selected within the same amount of time.

I can go into safe mode and move around to do everything else here is what I tried so far

New hard drive with new install

switch out memory

disable startup services in msconfig and try to bring up one at a time. (even when this was done and rebooted system still freezes)

PSU Swapped out

No errors in logs

A:XP freezes in normal mode but not in safe mode

List hardware specs, including psu wattage and brand.

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I had this original problem of whenever I load Windows XP it would just stop responding during the windows loading screen. Its okay when started up by safe mode. So I backed up all my files and did a full format on the drive and reinstalled Windows XP SP2 and restored my files. It was starting fine for the 3-5 restarts, but then it starts experiencing the same problem over again. I never installed any other programs other than Office 2007, and a Virus Software Kaspersky.

I also did a full hardware test. My Laptop is a Dell Latitude D630 and at the DOS startup it gives the option (F12) of running the Hardware Test. The test ran for nearly a whole day and showed as all test passed.

I would appreciate all the help any one can offer.

A:Freezes in Normal Mode but okay in Safe Mode.

try Run your system in Clean boot state (Disable third party services and start up items)

Refer this Microsoft article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

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After removing a number of infections using malwarebytes, spywarebot and main system PCTools my XP window with icons freezes either immediately or eventually. Tried going to setup on initial boot and putting the system back into default mode ameliorates the problem but eventually in comes back within a half hour or so.

A:Windows XP works in safe mode freezes in normal

If the computer is running without freezing in "Safe Mode" but freezing in normal windows, you could try to perform a "Clean Boot." If no freezing, then methodically start adding programs until the symtpoms reappear.How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

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Recently, I accidentally clicked on a few bad google links. Soon after, my computer started acting weirdly. I started receiving windows notices saying that my computer was infected with spyware. I could tell that these were fake and started scanning my computer with avast anti-virus. It was acting weirdly and then I saw that a window popped up called "vista anti-virus" i then googled this and found that this was a fake anti-virus that would install more viruses on my computer. So, I panicked and manually shut down my computer with the power button and booted into safe mode. I then scanned my computer with avast and spybot s&d. It removed as many trojans, spyware, and adwares that it could find, except a few, the only which of that i remember was a trojan called smit.fraud. So I googled smit.fraud and found that it could be fixed with this tool: http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php . After running this, i thought that my problems would be fixed. So, I booted normally and I could still see some icons from the virus like Privacy Protector, Fetish Pics, and weirdly, ESET Nod32 anti-virus, none of which I (deliberately) installed. Then, all of a sudden I saw that my computer had completely frozen up. So, I rebooted, and after a minute or so the same thing happened again. I booted once more and yet again, the same thing happened. So, I tried to log into safe mode, and to my horror, I could not log in and an error popped up saying something to the effect that win... Read more

A:Cannot log into Safe Mode + XP freezes after a minute on normal boot

It's gonna take more then just SmitFraudFix. You should also download and run SuperAntiSpyware after you run SmitFraudFix in Safe Mode. SmitFraudFix needs to run in Safe Mode to be effective. Then run a full scan with SuperAntiSpyware when the computer reboots. After you do that download and isntall AVG 8 and do a fulls can with that as well. In the future be more careful when clicking "google" links, no porn is worth reformating a computer for.
 

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Hi, all.

My usually faithful laptop crashed today morning after giving me a blue screen of death, while I was playing a game.
Since then, my PC always freezes immediately after 30secs ~ 1minutes of logging into Vista.
I have tried to reboot the machine in Safe Mode (in Normal Safe Mode, with Networking, with Command Prompt) but it still freezes, albeit I am given a little more time before it goes down.
I have used 'Last Known Good Configuration' - No success here either.
I have attempted 'Repair Your Computer' option during booting. 'Startup Repair' didn't seem to find any problems.
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool also found no problem.
I tried System Restore, and after being a little buggy (freezing once/twice before being successful) it worked but did not solve the problem.
I haven't backed my system in last six months, and I would REALLY prefer not to lose my stuffs on the laptop... My PC is a Samsung R519 with Vista Home Premium (RAM: 3GB, HDD: 320GB, no Graphic/Sound upgrade) I've used SuperAntiSpyware and Avira AntiVir Personal 9, although I've added MSE only last week.

I am literally at my wits end, and would be very grateful for any assistance.

Thanks in advance,
e_man
 

A:Vista freezes after login [Normal & Safe mode]

Hi first are running both avira and mse as that will cause issues,use only one av remove the other,try doing a clean boot to troubleshoot http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
 

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My PC will freeze about 1 minute after normal boot but will work flawlessly in Safe Mode, albeit not being able to use most applications like Windows Media Player. It will freeze regardless of logging in and out of any accounts. I even tried making a new account to see if there was a conflict with just my main account, though, to no avail.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1033132-solved-computer-freezes-seconds-after.html
^----This poster seemed to have had the same problem as I but I have tried all the methods posted in this post.

I have a:

Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3562 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 457944 MB, Free - 333087 MB; D: Total - 14730 MB, Free - 1639 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1124 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 169B
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

I would just like to add that my grapics card has been acting up, occasionally giving me a BSOD and causing the computer to perform a physical dump of the memory whenever it happens. Most recently, this scenario happened again but I had happen to be downloading files using uTorrent so I don't know if that may be one of the problems or not. Whether or not it was, I unistalled uTorrent but nothing has changed.

I appreciate any assistance!
 

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Hey guys:
 
My aunt gave me her laptop to look at.  Unforturnately, I can't seem to look at much because it keeps freezing no matter what I attempt to do.  It gets to the Starting Windows screen with the Windows logo and then the hdd light turns off and it's frozen.  Same with Safe Mode.  The startup lines start scrolling by and then it freezes up.  I tried to let Windows Repair try to do its thing and that also freezes on a black screen.  Not sure what I can do besides reload the OS? 
 
It's a Dell Inspiron 15 (1564) laptop running or should I say, "Not running" Windows 7 Home 64-bit.  4gb's of memory.
 
I am at a loss here.  Do you think it's time to reload the OS?
 
Thanks

A:System freezes before entering Windows in normal and safe mode?

Try doing a Startup Repair on that computer...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello everyone,
My computer was working fine yesterday. This morning when I start it, it becomes unresponsive. The mouse works on the desktop, but nothing responds when I click them. I have restarted in safe mode, and everything seems to work. I looked under my system restore and all the restore points are gone. I ran MalwareBytes and SuperAntispyware just yesterday and neither detected anything and I have not installed or downloaded within the last few days.
I have tried running error-checking on C: drive, but it fails to run when I restart. It says "Cannot open volume for direct access. Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package." It then says to use system restore, which I cant because all points are missing. The only thing I have installed in the last week was Adobe Photoshop CS4.
I ran CCleaner yesterday as well and I think something of photoshop was flagged for cleaning, and I let it clean it... However, I restored the changes today using the CCleaner restore file to see if it fixed it, but no change.

I just tried opening Photoshop in Safe Mode and got a message saying that Liscensing for the product has stopped working and requires my computer to be restarted before it can be launched.....Error: 148:3
I suspect this might have something to do with the problem...but no Adobe program is set to run on startup....so I'm not sure why that would be bogging it down. I cannot check Task Manager during normal startup t... Read more

A:Windows 7 slows/freezes on normal startup, works in Safe Mode

In Safe Mode you can call up MSCONFIG via Start/Run or WinKey-R, and see what's starting behind the scenes. Selectively turn off a few things at a time and see what happens. You can also go to installed updates in Control Panel/Programs and Features and sort by date to see what's new from MS.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Hello Everyone
 
 
A problem occured 2 days ago, my computer froze and I had to shut down manually (pressing and holding the power button). After I logged in, a few seconds later (perhaps 20-30 seconds) my computer frozed up again. The mouse cursor doesn't move and I can't get any response from the keyboard. The desktop just remains idle and unresponsive.
 
Whenever I log into Safe Mode (I'm using that right now to make this topic), everything works normal, no freezing or anything.
 
I don't have any type of Windows XP CD, so I won't be able to reinstall my OS but I was wondering if anyone had any advice where I can troubleshoot this problem. I'm using a Dell Dimension 2400 (yeah I  know it's quite old) with Windows XP SP3. Back in June 2014; I had to get another motherboard cause the previous one died and the graphics card stopped working a few weeks afterwards. Is it possible that a hardware driver is broken or corrupted? Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advice.
 
my specs are:
 
Dell Dimension 2400
Windows XP Pro SP3
Maxtor 6L040J2 40GB
Intel ® Pentium 4  3.06 Ghz
Cosair 1GB DDR 400Mhz (x2)
Intel ® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
SoundMax Intergrated Digital Audio
 
 
 

A:Windows XP freezes after normal boot but works find in Safe Mode

Go into Safe Mode and uninstall the video card driver (if prompted DO NOT uninstall the device driver), reboot and let the video card install itself again.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Problem - Computer runs fine in safe mode, is capable of running any programs. But (even with clean boot) the computer will freeze at startup between 1second to 1 minute after load. This time varies between boots, and sometimes will not even get past the 'loading' screen after login!
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Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help that you can offer.
 
This computer had been running well for the last 6 months, until I learned that the fan for the power supply was not getting enough air. It overheated, and was pretty much shot. I replaced it, and things were looking good.
 
Until the same day my computer would start, but would not run any programs at all on startup.  This would happen in a matter of seconds, where the 'swirling circle' icon on my cursor would simply start.
 
Speccy sheet attached, but missing information. I have provided the missing information.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/C8QCIeICBY1c46JtGwUkEUo
 
CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.41GHz, cores running at approximately 30-40c
Ram - 8.00GB Corsair
Motherboard - Asus Z87-PRO (Last known temperature approximately 20-27C, when psu was overheating)
Graphics - EVGA Nvidia Geforce 760

No optical drives currently installed, but one could be added back in a minute if necessary.
 
Through the research I have done so far, I read that it might be best to install xPerf, and try to narrow down which process might be ruining my startup, but I cannot install it in s... Read more

A:Computer running fine in safe mode, freezes on login in normal?

 Since Speccy is having problems loading SPC.DLL, I'd reinstall it in Safe Mode (from a download to a flash drive), then run SFC.  Click Start and type CMD in the search box, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow.  That will check for any corrupt system files and attempt to repair them.
 
 If the above doesn't fix the problem, download & install MiniToolBox and run it with the following boxes checked:
 
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
 
List Installed Programs
 
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
 
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82

I have been infected with a smitfraud trojan. The best way I can see of fixing it is a program called smitfraudfix. Seems to be working for other people but my problem is that when I try to boot my computer in safe mode I get the blue screen of death. I have to push the power button on my comp to restart it and then if i boot it normally everything works fine. So i need to be able to boot in safe mode to run this fixing program but can't.Any help would be appreciated.ThanksOh and here is my hjt logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:33:30 AM, on 10/31/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Advanced Regi... Read more

A:Smitfraud Trojan And Blue Screen Safe Mode

Hello and welcome to BC Sorry for the delay in looking into your problem. Scan with HijackThis and put a checkmark against the following entries:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {44218730-94E0-4b24-BBF0-C3D8B2BCE2C3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {6272CAE9-6C1E-4154-9C4A-5ECB5790B878} - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\holemuvyj83122.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {72C5FABF-667F-4155-9246-8CC20FAC0775} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {E4EEFFED-93CD-4CF0-A0F3-50D139121FEE} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EF6A664F-8B75-4A5A-96F5-97B5317F2C8A} - C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\holemuvyj4444.dllClose all browsers/windows other than HijackThis and click on "fix checked".=================================Download Combofix and save it to your desktop.**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**Close any open browsers. Disconnect from the internet.
Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so that they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Remember to re-enable them when you are done.
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Hi,My Computer which has Win Xp Sp3 is behaving like it is in safe mode , eventhough it is in normal mode .I noticed this because ,1. Avira Antivir Guard and Update cannot be launched bcz Scheduler is not running.2 . I tried to start scheduler ( under services.msc ) , but can't start it bcz of error 1084 ( safe mode situation ) .3 . I can't use Windows Update , bcz of error Error number: 0x8007043C ( same safe mode condition )4 . I ensured that BITS was set to automatic , but it can't run bcz of 1084 error.I have scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D , SuperAnti Spyware ( in real safe mode) - No DetectionHere is the dds log ,DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 16:45:23.03 on Mon 09/28/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.112 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop�... Read more

A:Safe Mode Error, WinXpSp3 behaves like it is in safe mode even in normal mode

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

Alright this is a family's laptop that is about 5 or even more years old...has windows xp on it dont know the exact one -.-...alright.

My sister has been using it and says she has never done anything to it...which i dont believe but anyways this computer will not boot up what so ever...everytime you power it on it goes to the screen that says unexpected error software/hardware problem yada yada yada...and then it gives you the options of boot in safe mode, safe mode networking, safe mode command prompt, last known good configuration...and none of those will work...we do have the recovery disks to wipe it but are trying to find a better way if possible...and when you try to load into any of the safe mode choices it stops at multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys...will stay at that for about 5-10 mins and then just turn off...if you try to just do normal mode or last known configuration it just acts like it loads with the windows and the little green loading bar then shuts off...the more i type the more i think the harddrive is toast but im new and learning so i probably could be wrong. Just looking for suggestions =)

Oh and this pc will run very hot...so if its a hardware issue i would not be surprised.
 

A:HP Pavilion will not boot in safe, safe w/networking, safe command or in normal mode

I'm heading to work now ill be back later tonight so just post suggestions and i will try them. =)
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74

Hi. My emachines WinXP desktop is acting up, extremely slow (approx 5 mins to execute a command) Celeron 330 chip, 120gb HD with about 80gb free space, 256mb RAM (I know, buy more....). I've installed AdAware, AVG Anti-Spyware, unable to install Spybot S&D (gives an "administrator policies prevent this installation" warning, even though I'm installing while logged on as Admin), all that can be run have been run in Safe Mode and reveal moderate tracking cookies (around 100 per scan). At one time Norton AV used to find a w32 trojan regularly, but no other AV program ever did (including McAfee Stinger, if it's supposed to) and I have no idea whether it's still lurking about. The following HJT log was created in normal boot mode (I usually have about 5 mins before the system slows to a crawl).*************************Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:12:56 AM, on 7/22/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.e... Read more

A:Winxp Very Slow At Normal Boot But Normal In Safe Mode

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum shootr2 My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.It appears you've no virus protection installed.Download\install one of the following freeware options from the choice below.Once installed update its definitions and then run a full system virus scan.AVG7 Free Edition Antivirus:http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup...ree_446a965.exeAvast! 4 Home Edition: http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exeAvira AntiVir Personal Edition Classic http://www.free-av.com/----------------------------------------------Please download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Also post a fresh Hijackthis log.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...
Good Evening,I could do with some pointers on resolving an issue. I can only boot into windows in safe mode in Windows 10. Normal mode and safe mode with networking doesn't work. The problem occurred after a windows update. I have removed the latest updates that were installed and cleared any pending ones but it still won't boot properly. I have also run the troubleshooter and tried to recovery to an earlier date which also doesn't work.The laptop is a HP ENVY 17 notebook. At boot it just gets to the HP logo with the circular loading icon and no further and can only boot it into safe mode. Can anyone recommend the next steps? I have also tried the following;stopping startup items
uninstalling hardware drivers
removing recent software
running troubleshooters at boot
sfc scan
diagnostic/selective startups with minimal services running
Would the fact that I cant boot into Safe Mode with Networking imply its a network driver related issue?Bit of a dead end really, any help would be much appreciatedKind regardsTrevor
 

A:Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...

It's uncertain what the problem is - although a networking problem does sound likely.
Start with trying a clean boot:
Perform a Clean Boot:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-clean-boot-state-in-windows
If that stops the problem, then re-enable things a few at a time until you figure out what's causing it.
Then uninstall the problem program (from Start...Settings...Apps...Apps & Features - if you don't find it there, check the right sidebar for Programs and Features and see if you can remove it from there).
 
Let us know what happens there and we'll move on from there if needed.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Windows just downloaded an update to my ASUS x83V laptop and now I can't get it to boot up. I've tried booting in normal mode, last successful mode, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt and nothing works.

If trying to boot in safe mode it gets stuck on crcdisk.sys. When trying to boot in any mode it eventually hits the blue screen with a STOP error of 0x0000001E. I have also gotten 0x0000007E and 0x00000024.

I am positive it's the latest Windows Update that caused this because my computer at work, which also runs on Vista and is also an ASUS, had an update yesterday. When I came into work this morning and tried to start up it was unable to and did a start up repair. That didn't work but it gave me a system restore option which did work.

Unfortunately my ASUS laptop does not prompt me to do a repair nor a system restore. The recovery disk I have that came with the laptop only allows me to do a restore which erases everything on my HD.

I'm only somewhat computer savvy; better at working with them than fixing them so please try to put things in layman's terms. Thank you!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 71.2

I was browsing the internet the other day when I clicked on a link and my computer shut down. I immediately knew it was a bad link. My computer rebooted and it wouldn't let me on IE after that at all. I then did a restore to the previous day. I was about to get online so I went and downloaded Kaspersky IS and scanned my computer. My laptop messed up and rebooted itself. Then got Anti-Malware Bytes in Safe mode and ran a scan, still had issues Kaspersky not running right and my computer freezing after just a couple of minutes. Went back and did a restore again to the same spot and this time said forget Kaspersky and jsut did AMWB. It showed my computer is clean, yet about 2 minutes after booting, my computer reboots and the safe mode option pops up. I can run ok in safe mode but cannot get it to work in normal mode. I did trend micros housecall and another online scanner and all say my computer is clean. Yet, when I start IE, I am redirected on every link I click to scour..... or another site with links on it. Any help is greatly appreciated, as well as a recommendation for a better Anti-virus. I jsut had McAfree that came with this laptop. Thanks!






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DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Mom at 1631 on 2011-06-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1805 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A:Only runs in safe, redirects even in safe, reboots in normal mode..no virus' found

oh and Malwarebytes did block a 91-207-192-22 port 49179 svchost.exe

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.8

HELLO, IVE GOT A PROBLEM.. I WAS USING WINDOWS 8.1, IVE NOTICED THERE IS SOME PROBLEM WITH MY INTERNET CONNECTION... IT WAS SLOW, SITES DIDNT LOAD PROPERLY...I INSTALLED KASPERSKY, NORTON, I DID RUN DEEP SCAN AND FOUND NOTHING.AFTER THIS I DECIDED TO INSTAL WIN 7 64 BIT ( I WAS USING IT BEFORE WIN  8.1 FOR OVER 2 YEARS AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS ATT ALL ), NOW IM WIN7 USER, WHEN I USE IT IN NORMAL MODE INTERNET WORKS REALLY SLOW... SITES WONT LOAD, SPEEEDTEST SHOW MY DL SPEED IS 0,6 MB/S.WHEN I LUNCH CP IN SAFE MODE, SPEEDTEST SHOWS 60 MB/S, SITES ARE LOADING NORMAL AND  I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH BROWSING INTERNET. I SCANNED MY CP WITH ANTI AD-WARE, MALWARE, AND KEYLOGGER SOFTWARE BUT FOUND NOTHING...PLEASE HELP ME.Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:My Internet Works Really Slow In Normal Mode, In Safe Mode Works Normal

Chances are, you have Malware.  Programs that are using internet access that you can't see.  Run Malwarebytes, Hitman and AdWare cleaner.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hello, the computer I am concerned with is running Windows 7 with IE8, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I am currently in Safe Mode with Networking without issue.

The owner of the computer says that something happened earlier today while he was online that sounds like some false antivirus popup, but he's unsure. Here are the symptoms in normal mode. Every application, from moving through them to opening and closing them, runs exceptionally slow - one to three minutes to open, at least a minute to open internet pages. I noticed that, when in IE, as the pages are loading the IE page disappears and reappears. I am not very familiar with Windows 7 so I don't know if it is related. The computer seems to be getting slower as the day goes on. CPU usage is very high.

So far, I have disabled many startup items that were unnecessary. I ran CCleaner and cleaned up. MBAM was run in both normal and safe mode, full scans, and found nothing. This is also posted in Viruses and Malware, but I'm unsure where it should live.

If you can help, thanks!! I have to work on the Win7 computer from LogMeIn, and may have to get around in safe mode there.

A:Win7 runs extremely slow in normal mode, but nicely in safe mode

I suggest you wait for a response from the malware specialists before looking elsewhere.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hello,

I have a Satellite Pro C850 1KU running Windows 7 Enterprise. When it is started in normal mode, it will load until the login page, then just reboot about 20 seconds afterwards. Over and over. The computer runs fine in Safe Mode. I have tried many different things, the recovery tools all say that the Windows installation is fine, the hard drive is in good shape and rather cool (41 C). I have tried all possible power setting combinations, have disabled all CPUs but one, stopped all programs and services in msconfig, ...

Having looke through various forums, I noticed that a frequent problem with Toshiba Satellite laptops seems to be the NEC/TOKIN capacitor on the mainboard. It dies after some time and seems to cause just the problems that I observe. There are many videos (search youtube satellite+toshiba+nec+tokin) and forum entries which describe the problem quite accurately (e.g. thread 8991 on badcaps dot net)

So before I disassemble my laptop, I have a few questions which hopefully someone has an answer to:
- Is there also a NEC/TOKIN capacitor on the mainboard of the Satellite Pro C850 1KU and could this cause the problems I have?
- Would it be in principle possible to just exchange the complete mainboard without having to reinstall Windows? Which mainboards would work, any of the C850 series (e.g. with 2.6 instead of 2.3 GHz)?

Thank you very much and best regards.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

After upgrading to SP2 about a month ago so I could take finals on my computer at school, i noticed that my computer wouldn't boot up in safe mode (i just get a blank dark screen and i can hear the computer doing something but giving it a reasonable amount of time it doesn't progress from that screen). It didn't concern me because normal mode was working and i was able to take my tests. But now I want to get to the bottom of this. I delayed getting sp2 because i had a feeling it would mess up my computer. (i've had other problems too with visual skins but i was able to resolve those).If it matters, i ran a scan of my system with spyware doctor and it said i had a trojan.dialer and needed to boot in safemode to get rid of it. When I tried, it wouldn't load. Oh, btw, any way to get rid of that trojan.dialer without using safemode?

A:Windows Xp Home, After Sp2, Safe Mode Doesn't Work, Normal Mode's Fine?

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hi,

About two months ago my HP Pavilion 6654y Win7, 8GB, etc.,
started running extremely slowly in Normal Mode. It takes several minutes to respond to mouse clicks, etc.
Basically, it just hangs. But it runs "ok" for a minute or two while still rebooting.

In Safe mode it runs just fine.
I've tried everything I can think of to narrow down the problem, to no avail,
including numerous scans such as AVG, Malwarebytes, Trend Micro Housecall.
Installed UnHackMe to check for rootkits. Even got Reimage and ran it several times.

I've used CCleaner to clean things up, and also to clear out Startup programs
and disable most scheduled tasks, as follows,
(though it is confusing to me since I still see some of the process when started up in Normal Mode):

Yes HKLM:Run StartCCC Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
Yes HKLM:Run KillProcess Orange Lamp Software Solutions "C:\Program Files (x86)\KillProcess\KillProcess.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run HydraVisionDesktopManager AMD "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe"
No Startup User Stickies.lnk Zhorn Software C:\PROGRA~2\Stickies\stickies.exe
No Startup User OpenOffice.org 3.3.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\OPENOF~1.ORG\program\QUICKS~1.EXE
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A:Win7 fine in Safe Mode, extremely slow responses in Normal Mode.

Please run Minitoolbox and include the List Installed Programs. Check HP desktop if it comes with a diagnostic test within windows or BIOS utility for memory sticks and hard drive and try running the complete test. Please post back if there are no such features as they would be provided. Try also doing some house cleaning for some dust and bunnies to make sure thermal events is not contributing to the problem.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hello, I'm hoping someone would be able to help me resolve this so that I can avoid having to reinstall Windows. Here's the situation: my laptop suddenly cannot boot up anymore; it usually hangs when the "Please wait..." dialog shows up with the text "Windows is starting up...", but sometimes it goes as far as the login prompt, then hangs after I enter my credentials and press Enter. When it hangs I cannot even move my mouse cursor. I can only think of two things I did out of the ordinary that created this mess:
I installed the driver for the Turtle Beach AudioAdvantage Micro USB stick audio card before my PC started hanging. However, after I installed the driver I was forced to reboot, and my computer rebooted just fine.
I closed my laptop's lid to put it in sleep mode while MyDefrag (formerly JkDefrag) was running. I have done this in the past without any issues, but this time when I exited sleep mode my computer was hanging, so I forced a reboot. This trouble started after I rebooted.

I am able to boot up in Safe Mode, but not Safe Mode with Networking, which leads me to think that maybe some network related drivers got corrupted. Some more info on my setup:
I have Windows XP Pro SP3 installed (v5.1.2600)
I have Avira AntiVir and Comodo Firewall installed
I am not using Hibernation
Audio: SigmaTel STAC9751
Graphics: Intel 945 GMS
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 GMS Express
Netcard: Realtek RTL8101L
Wifi: Intel PRO/wireless 3945

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Hi guys,
it is my first time to join to this forum. I really need the solution of my laptop Problem. I Have my
Gateway EC38 and it has been
freezing while I am using in normal mode.
But in Safe Mode works well. I tried uninstall my video card driver and also my sound card but nothing works. I also do
sfc/scannow in safe mode/safe mode with command prompt, but yet it says I have corrupted file but he doesnt show any file. I check in log file but I dont understand much.
Im always maintaining my laptop hardware status specially ventilation and change every year the cpu thermal gel.
Please help me find solutions to this kind of problem.
My Laptop Details:
Windows 7 64bit
x64 Base processor
factory OS windows Vista
Processor: Intel Centrino 2

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.4

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 52348 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAKAA
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I can no longer see my external monitor. I have hooked it up because my laptop monitor no longer has a functioning backlite/

In the past when this happens I used system restore, but now when I try that it says there is no restore point.

HELP!!
 

A:Solved: External monitor black in normal mode but visible in safe mode

The external monitor toggle was somehow unset. fn f5 fixed it.
 

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There is no malicious software.I have gone through Malwarebytes,TDSSKiller,Kaspersky,etc.Nothing was found.
It doesn't entirely freeze.I can move the cursor which usually is a blue circle.Sometimes more things like highlight icons w/ the cursor or the clock keeps going.
Sometimes when I press ctrl+alt+del and open task manager,the programs that didn't open when I clicked on them will open up.Most times pressing ctrl+alt+del does nothing though.
It works fine in Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking.I have disabled all start ups and every service except Microsoft ones and restarted in Normal mode.Still the same problem.
I used checkdisk and it said nothing is wrong.
There are random times where it works fine.No specific time of day.It just happens.Most times it is this way though.

A:Laptop only works in safe mode.Hangs w/ blue circle in Normal mode.

Did you disable the startup items and services in Safe Mode, and then restart in normal mode?
 
Essentially what you are trying to do is a Clean Boot, this has to be performed in normal mode.
 
 
 
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
 
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
 
Step 1
 
(1)  Click on the Start orb , then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
 
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 

 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
 
Step 2
 
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
 
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 
 

 
Step 3
 
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
 
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Hi, All of a sudden a day before, my computer froze and when restarted it started exhibiting horrendous symptoms-1. windows logo appear,then2. blank screen and no cursor login etc nothing display just sits thereAfter that, I tried to do startup repair but failed.Coming over to Safe Mode it is working fine.I also tried bunch of repairs from there still nothingused the clean boot from msconfig to see if any software causing issue or conflicts and did a system restore, still nothing.checked device manager and there is no exclamation point either that may depict hardware failure.My recent activity-installed "Advanced System care 9" 2 days back but have now removed using safe mode.1 more point it has been a month since my primary HDD is showing SMART error.but if safe mode is working can't we get normal mode backup and running.Please help me out of this conundrum, Any help would be sincerely appreciated.possible options I have in my mind-1.get new HDD and reinstall os2.format existing HDD and install fresh copy but doubt if this issue might returnreadily looking out for other options and would prefer rectifying old one first so that I can avoid a long tedious process of reinstalling everything from scratch.Sincere thanks to any responses.

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Hi
 
I am looking for help 
 
My windows 7 start in normal mode is very slow.  System is in a loop or is hanging waiting for the hard disk to be free.  The hard disk indicator light is on  all the time ... 
When I start the system in safe mode with networking, the system is fine and nothing is holding the hard disk anymore.
 
I ran minitoolbox and got the following error indications 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 20-06-2014
Ran by Toshiba (administrator) on 21-06-2014 at 22:59:54
Running from "C:\Users\Toshiba\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Network
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========================= Devices: ================================
 
Name: Security Processor Loader Driver
Description: Security Processor Loader Driver
Class Guid: {8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}
Manufacturer: 
Service: spldr
Problem: : This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)
Resolution: The device is installed incorrectly. The problem could be a hardware failure, or a new driver might be needed.
Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal.
After you remove the device, this error disappears.Remove the device, and this error should be resolved.
 
Name: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Description: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapt... Read more

A:Windows 7 very slow in normal mode, runs fine in safe mode with networking

Could have crap ton of stuff starting up with windows.
perhaps corupt driver or installed the wrong driver.

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Hi,

I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning.

The problem is this;
When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that moves about normally. I've waited for the normal desktop environment to appear (ie icons and taskbar) but this doesn't happen (btw, my desktop background color is always black).
The system boots perfectly in safe mode.

Yesterday was the first time in over a year I used utorrent. I used to get the BSOD when I used to use it. I couldn't rectify the problem and hence had stopped using it. It worked fine yesterday though.

Any idea whats happening and how I could fix the problem?

A:Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode

I've tried running SFC /SCANNOW a couple of times but I keep getting a message that there may be corrupted files. I also created the sfcdetails.txt file.
Going to try the system restore option now

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So my laptop only starts up in safe mode and when I try to access it through normal startup, a blue screen appears for a short amount of time and then attempts to startup again going on and on in a never ending cycle.

However, I got it running on safe mode and ran Malwaebytes Anti-Malware on safe mode (with networking). However, it didn't pick up anything wrong. What can I do to fix this???

A:Vista only starts in Safe Mode and blue screen appears in normal mode

Hi There ghostOnthestage!For a rather lengthy but very informative article on stop errors and what may possibly cause them go here: http://www.updatexp.com/stop-messages.html Perhaps this will help a bit until someone more knowledgeable on this subject can come along. Good luck!

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