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Q: Soft Powerdown

Not a big issue but....

HP Vectra VLi8 running Win2K Pro. After shut down sequence displays "it's not safe to shut down...."

How can I configure it to autoshut? Went into BIOS to look for APM options but none found.

In Power Management section of Control Panel no appropriate option in evidence.

What gives?

Preferred Solution: Soft Powerdown

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A: Soft Powerdown

I went to HP and did a dozen or more searches without getting a really good hit. However, one of the articles I saw reminded me that if your machine wants to play a sound when Windows shuts down, and the sound file itself is bad, you will get a failure like this. You can go into ControlPanel>Sounds and change the sound for Windows Exit to "none". See if that makes a difference.

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I freshly reinstalled my windows 7.
before and after the install,
when I watch videos on youtube.com (that's the only example atm),
the videos play great, flawless framerate, no matter the quality.
but they will randomly lockup. pause. only while in fullscreen.
high speed internet, videos have completed downloading, streaming speed isn't the issue.

if i press ESC to the video minimizes to a smaller display and works flawlessly,
if i press full screen again, the video continues flawlessly, untill 5 or 10 seconds later,
no specific time, they may more may not pause again.

no other system annoyances that i can recall.
i tried updating divx, although Ive never had to install those to watch youtube.

any ideas what could cause full screen video lockup?
ESC and a refullscreen instantly solves the issue, but i have to do it a few times throughout some videos.

reinstall java maybe? seems like I had to install java to watch youtube. i forget.

A:full screen youtube video lockup (soft soft)

I would make sure my Java script was OK. Do you run Trend A/V by any chance. This can block Java! What's you broadband speed? Does this happen at all times of the day or only at specific times?

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hi there ,

Inspite of being very careful , I'm having troubles with that stupid trojan and virus alerts for 2 days now.. I tried kaspersky6 and nod32 to detect and clean the reason but had no luck till then..

well, here are the details..

I cannot see temporary internet files folder which should be in :

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings folder.

and those gifs are created periodically , after deleting , they appear again some time later in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp folder.

nod32 is alerting like crazy about those gifs , you can see the quarantine screenshots below

finally, you can see the combofix and hijackthis logs below..


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 04:39:06, on 01.06.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
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Hello and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delay in response. The forum has been very busy.

Please note that Combofix is a very powerful tool and should never be used without supervision by a trained analyst. Under certain conditions, it may render the machine unbootable. If you haven't received help elsewhere and still need assistance, please proceed with the following instructions:

Now, run HijackThis. Close all windows and browsers except HijackThis.
Click on Open Misc Tools
Click on Delete a File On Reboot
Click once on the file below to select it, if listed:

C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ThunderAdvise.dll

do the same for this one, if listed:


Click on the Back button to exit Process Manager

Now, back at the main screen of HijackThis, click on Scan and put a check in front of the following

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
O2 - BHO: ThunderAdvise - {97421D0D-E07F-40DF-8F07-99597B9585AD} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ThunderAdvise.dll
O21 - SSODL: JavaView - {DA191DE0-AA86-D04E-4B87-2A3D4928BE99} - C:\WINDOWS\AppPatch\Jview.dll
O21 - SSODL: ThunderAdvise - {97421D0D-E07F-40DF-8F07-99597B9585AD} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ThunderAdvise.dll

Close all browsers and windows other than HijackThis and click on "fix checked".


Restart your computer.


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Best soft to recover 3TB HDD of GPT on wondows 7 ? free soft most like

hii I am using my Seaget 3TB HDD over 9 months , I just conevert MBR to GPT from acronics Disk directory to fully utilize 3 TB 3 weeks ago ______it runs great over 2 weeks but

now when i turn on PC i see win 7 pop-up massage to format disk and select MBR-GPT WTHElll !!

win 7 com. manager detect it but as unformatted disk
(I also try to use this HDD on different machine and also on win 8 Pro and also via SATA--to--USB adaptor but i am having same issue ____win 7 and all softs says it is unformatted and need to be format )

please guys help me to recover this HDD

free soft will be most welcome___and priced soft also welcome

A:Best soft to recover 3TB HDD of GPT on wondows 7 ? free soft most like

I just recently had a problem similar to yours, just mine was a bit more complex and have put it on the 'backburner' untill I have more time. I havent found a reason why my disk did 'fail' but dont worry, it can be recovered. Greg recommended this program to solve my solutions, Partition Wizard. This comes in many 'formats' Home version is what you want, it is free and allows you to do the tasks you will need. There is also a more advanced 'bootable' cd which can aslo be foudn on their website. By following this link to a video guide, you have lots of chances of recovering most-all of your data, only downside is that you must have a seperate hdd to copy the recovered files onto, be it your internal HDD or an external one. DONT COPY YOUR RESTORED FILES STRAIGHT BACK ONTO THE DRIVE as this may lead to permenante data loss. It is upto you if you choose the cd/normal one. Could i recommend you ask gregrocker to have a say in this thread as he knows alot in this area,

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Ok so,

About two days ago we had a heatwave which reached 44 Degrees celcius (for you foreigners, Thats ridiculously hot)

Unfortunaely i was not home at the time to move my PC into a cooler environment.

When i got home and turned my PC on it ran perfectly normally for about ten minutes when it suddenly cut out. It did not shut down, it just cut out.

I turned it back on and the same thing happened after about 5 minutes, i am now to the point where (IF) it turns on it lasts a few seconds.
The longer i leave it off for the longer it runs for before dying.

I opened it up assuming it was a problem with the power supply and found it absolutely packed with dust, the fan was able to spin freely however the heat sink was stuffed with dust.

I cleaned what i could however i could not manage to get the fan off as it is retarded ( Some weird release system) and as i am still new to this i dont want to mess with it.

I have researched the problem and found a few different theories
1. Some motherboard shutdown system, preventing it from overheating.
2. A virus in the RAM (I belive highly unlikely, and question its possibility)
3. Faulty Power supply

My belief is its overheating and shutting itself off to avoid causing itself damage,

Any help is appreicated

unfortunately i don't know the specs and cant check them due to it not being able to run however i know:
OS: Vista 32 bit
Age: Around 4 Months


A:Unexplained Powerdown

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Hi, When I shutdown my computer it shutdowns normally, But then instead of powering down and turing itself off, It says 'It is now Safe to turn off computer.'
Can anyone please tell me how to get the computer to automatically power down after shutdown, rather than me pressing the button.

A:Computer won't powerdown

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I installed Windows XP SP2 on my dual processor PIII computer and now it will not power down when I shut down. I tried what microsoft recomended but it was no help. Microsoft said to enable the APM in the power management, but I do not get that option in the power management section.

A:XP Powerdown Problem

Have you read through this: http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

There may be some kind of Bios setting that is conflicting with APM. If so, somebody here will probably know about it.

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I'd like to ask whether any HDD activity will reset the HDD idle timer.

The thing is, I frequently have a download queue with JDownloader. What I want to do is if there's no activity AFTER all downloads are finished the HDD will 1st power down, and then the PC, as I frequently leave my PC unattended.

I have set the power management to turn off HDD after 30min of inactivity, and the PC after 3hrs. However, I frequently found after a wake-up that the HDD and/or PC is powered down in the middle of a download.

How can I setup the power management like I want?


A:Setting up HDD Powerdown

You can't. Look for some 3rd party software that will allow this kind of control.

Maybe you could even do it with a batch file if there is a way to look at the JDownloader queue and see when it's empty, do a shutdown /s /t 0.

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At my wits' end here. This is a problem I've been working on for 6 months.

Random powerdowns when playing games and also when running MemTest http://hcidesign.com/memtest/ Windows isn't set to restart on BSOD the system just shuts off like the plug has been pulled. It can then restart immediately with no problems until a game or MemTest is run.

Web browsing, DVD watching and other non game tasks have never cause the problem to date

Things to rule out:
Graphics cards (happens with 2 different cards)
PSU (happens with 2 PSUs 400W and currently running 650W)
OS (I upgraded from WinXP 32bit to Vista 32bit )

And…memory sticks - I'll elaborate.

I upgraded from 1gb in 2 512mb sticks to 2gb in 2 1gb sticks. After months of trying to find the problem I ran memtest and it consistently repeated the powerdown error.

Problem solved defective memory. I put the defective sticks in a backup machine (it only really uses the web anyway) and reordered the same mem sticks again (they were a really good deal). The problem is still there with the new memory sticks in place.

I've managed to get some temperature logs from the crashes and nothing seems out of the ordinary. The CPU and GPU temps are all in a nice 60'C range consistently.

I've checked and rechecked if the ram is ok for my MB and it's recommended. MB: ASUS A8N-VM RAM: Crucial 2x1GB 184Pin DIMM PC3200 Non-ECC Unbuffered.I've tried lots of combinations of sticks in the chann... Read more

A:RAM or MB causing powerdown?

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Does anyone know the .bat "Powerdown" code for vista? I know the shutdown code, but uppon activation, i want the program to just immediately turn off the computer, not log out and shut down vista.

what is the code and would such a program cause any problems?

A:.bat powerdown code

Hi ReconToaster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would not recommend that option. It will cause a improper shutdown screen at the next bootup and can cause hard drive corruption with data loss of anything you had running at the time of killing the power.

The best option is to use the default shutdown option of letting it logoff first, then shutdown power.

Shutdown shortcut

If you are just wanting it to shutdown quicker, then this is a safe method to use instead.


Hope this helps,

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WinXP - Home

Suddenly XP will not PowerOff - it gets past the 'Saving Settings' Page and then 'hangs' on 'Windows is Shutting Sown'

This happens with both Re-Start and Turn Off

There's nothing amiss in Device Manager, no 'Problem Devices' in System Info and no Error in the Event Viewer

I have tried 'Last Known Good Configuration', System Restore and sfc /scannow

I have looked at the MicroSoft KB Articles but none is exactly relevant

I have made no alterations in the BIOS

I don't want to do a Repair unless it is really necessary and would it help anyway?

Anyone know about this?


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My desktop will go through the normal boot process but right when it tries to load my desktop it surges and does a reboot. the strange thing is there doesn't seem to be any conflict when I check the system during safe mode. also it only like command prompt and reg. safe mode, not networking safe mode. I am under the impression that it is not a sofware problem but a hardware issue but can't be for sure in safe mode.

any suggestions.

A:Auto powerdown

I'm not a computer 'whiz', but have had various "no boot or sometimes boot/sometimes not" issues with computers over the years, and it does usually turn out to be a hardware problem. Have you opened the case and ensured that ALL connections are "right"? By "right", I mean is there a board or cable that's part way out of contact with the slot or pins? I've had that happen to the cable connector in the back of a hard drive. If the PC is relatively old (3+ years), have you tried pulling the boards and cleaning the contacts using a rubber eraser? Do you have a diagnostics program like SystemSuite that will test virtually every hardware item? I had a "sometimes-would-not-boot" problem less than 3 months ago, ran SystemSuite's diagnostics and it failed (of all things) the DVD drive. After replacing it, the system boots 100% of the time.

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Well, this is my last resort. Before the problem, a little about myself.

I am 16, and have been building pc's for a few years. I work at PSL-PC, in Fort Pierce, FL, and this is my current rig:

Athlon64 3700+ s939
ECS KN1 Extreme (mobo)
Sapphire Radeon x1800XT 512MB
1GB OCZ Voltage Extreme Gold
160GB WesternDigital 7200.8

etc, etc.

Anyway, down to the problem.

When I play games, or install software, I generally get a complete powerdown. I don't know why.

Things I have checked:

1) Replaced PSU w/ 550watt OCZ Modstream
2) Checked temps, GPU, CPU. Both fine.

· I suspected the gfx card was overheating, but I used RivaTuner to up the fan speed to 100%… Needless to say, it still shutdown while installing WoW. L
· The CPU never gets above 35c… Stock cooler with ArticSilver5…

3) Updated all drivers. (Nada. Even tried the Omega drivers.)
4) Flashed the BIOS. ( It fixed a problem I had earlier in the build, with a corrupted bootscreen.)
The only thing I have yet to do is run a troubleshooter for my motherboard… it doesn’t appear to be bad, there are no bad caps. or anything.
Thanks for any support


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Hello - since upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8.1 my PC will hang-up on either a restart or power down. Any help would be great as the problem is extremely frustrating. Thank you in advance.

A:Hang-up on restart or powerdown

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I have begun to experience problems with MESH machine. Time and time again it will just switch off. When trying to reboot I get 2 different messages either;

1) Options on how to boot safe, networking etc due to hardware changes


2) That windows did not shutdown correctly and how should i reboot

Sometimes the machine will fully boot and remain power up for perhaps 30 mins sometimes no more than 5 secs.

This can happen whether I try do actually use the machine or even if I do nothing.

When it does boot up after choosing an account to log on "PLEASE WAIT" can be on screen for up to 10 minutes before I see desktop.

I did recently upgrade my graphics card to an ATI Radeon x1950 Pro with 512mb but this worked perfectly for over a month before the problems have started.

What I have noticed is that If i do manage to get beyond 20 mins and accept updates from windows update (what I thought maybe the problem) updates will download OK but as soon as they attempt to install BANG off she goes.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I am not very tech minded and if further information is required please advise where to find it and I will add to this post.

Many Many Thanks


A:Boot Problems and powerdown


Have you tried a system restore to a point before this started happening?


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I am running XP Home edition, and when leaving my computer unattended for lengthy periods or overnight It appears to powerdown and the only solution is to restart. Can anyone suggest why this is?
The settings on monitor power in control panel are:
T/O monitor after 10mins
T/O HD after 25mins
System standby after 15 mins
System hibernates after 45 mins

A:System Powerdown Problem

It's because of the setting 'System hibernates after 45 mins'. When a system hibernates, it powers down completely, but any programs that were running at the time of shut down will start-up again when the power is turned on.

If you prefer to keep the power on all the time then you could just let it go into stand-by mode, which will put in a low power state. When you want to resume, just move the mouse and the power will come back up.

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Recently my computer has exhibited problems shutting and powering down. If I leave it on for more than 15-20 mins, it will "hang" for about a minute or so in between me trying to access the shut down panel (ie. the three options to either shut down, restart or switch accounts) and actually getting there. When I finally get prompted to select at shut down procedure, it exits the desktop normally, and then takes about 2 mins or so to power down completely, which is considerably longer than previously.

I have tried following the steps listed here http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php, but to no avail. Granted, I might not have done it properly, since I'm less than technically savvy, but so far nothing has helped.

I'm quite confident, that it started happening around the time I installed Diablo II again, but deleting said game hasn't helped, and I have no idea why it would have trouble with this particular item. My PC is almost brand new (although it had some "issues" when I received it at first...), so it should have no trouble running the games I play.

If anyone has any advice I would be happy to hear it.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows XP Shutdown/Powerdown

Hit control alt delete, that will bring up task manager. Click the processes
tab and see if anything is hogging cpu cycles. If you find something
that is not expected to run, that is the culprit more then likely. More
than likely whatever it is, is running all the time. This way we can
narrow it down and decide what to do with it.

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Hi all,

Posted this thread last week

I messed up by letting my processor run without my heatsink sitting properly on it - thinking it was a psu/possible g-card issue I continued to test games, but under advice from here (to test voltages) I found my processor was overheating to as high as 100-110 degrees

it was working this morning, went out to get a new heat sink and thermal paste, came home, had to take out mobo (and as such, g-card, soundcard, some power connectors) to fit the back panel/rack for the heatsink.

Job done... I attempted to boot up but got an error 87 on my mobo (power not supplied to processor, I'd just forgot) - the pc just idled with power on for as long as I left it and of course it would not post without a cpu (no power to it) - point being, the power stayed on.

So with a bit of relief I simply plugged the cpu power cord in thinking that was it... well, nope...

The PC now powers on for 2 seconds, and cuts power, as if its trying to protect my mobo from a power surge or it just cant power the CPU (I conclude that because if I unplug the cpu power, the machine will stay on, but as say before, no post.
In this state, it also seems to struggle a few times every 10 seconds, even the LEDs which are constant blink a little and the fans slow for 1-2 seconds.)

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A:2 second power on, then powerdown (repeats)

Sounds like your CPU overheated to me or bent a pin when you tried to put it back in. Check for bent pins. If you did bend on you can bend it back and see if it works. Otherwise orfer a new CPU. There is a chance your mobo is damaged too.

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i thinik it mite be a bois prob and i'm not sure if this is the right place.

ok basicly every time i turn the comp on the bois says "hdd error, run setup" and i then have to autodetect and it then installs again and works fine, but it seems to do it everytime the comp gets unpluged, so i guess the bois battery was flat (when it was), so i put a new one is but no change, i wonderd if thers a short on the battary wich would explain why it went flat but i don't think thats the case, got no idea why it keeps doing it so if someone can inlighten me i'll be very greatful - chears

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This problem seemed to start after I installed a cracked Altbinz .30. The program just wouldn't download anything correctly. So I posted on the Altbinz website and they told me the cracked version has a Trojan virus attached. I then got rid of it and installed the version I was using previously to a different directory and files within that program downloaded perfectly. Later that night when I shutdown my windows XP Pro SP2 OS, it wouldn't complete the full power down. My monitor will go to standby mode as it usually would but my Tower stays on (One of the lights on my CD Drives stays on and doesn't shut off, the power and Hard Drive lights stay constant). It won't shut off even if I hold down the power button. The only way I can shut off the PC is by switching the off switch on my Power Supply. When I try to put my computer on after wards by switching the Power Supply back on, the computer remains at that same position as it was when I tried to power it down. But this time when I hit the power button it restarts the computer. This problem continues to persist. I researched this problem online and tried many suggestions. I ran an anti-virus, Zero day and Spy-ware scanner. Next I went into Safe mode and deleted the altbinz exe that .30 had created. The computer still wouldn't power down. I used the ShutNTDown Registry patch and added a powershutdown setting in my registry manually as I read online, both with no result. Then I tried running Windows File Protection (sfc /scanno... Read more

A:My Windows XP computer won't powerdown.

I ran atf cleaner, Malwarebytes anti-malware, and rooter scanner which took a few hours. Anti-Malware found a bunch of viruses and stuff. I deleted them after reboot. Then I shutdown my computer and it powered down perfectly. I went to bed. When I got up I saw that my computer turned itself back on and the cdrom, hard drive and power lights were constant as if the same problem was repeating. I also ran chkdsk /r afterwards. So now I am back to square one, can someone tell me what else I should do?

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I'm using Windows XP Pro. When I click start, click turn off computer and then click restart or shutdown the computer won't do either. The shutdown screen just disappears and the cursor will turn into an hourglass for a quick second. The computer stays on as if I never did the above. I have to hold down my power button and do an improper shutdown for it to shut off or hit the reset button. I've updated to the lastest BIOS. I've done a windows update to see if there was a patch fix for that. I'm using an ABIT KD7 motherboard.
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

OH BTW I tried switch user and that does take me to the login screen. Then I can click Turn off Computer on the lower left. It works that way.

A:XP powerdown/reset problem

It might be a program that is preventing you from shutting down. Try going to start,run, type in 'msconfig', press enter. click the startup tab, and uncheck everything in there except systray and explorer (if they are listed, i don't think they are). restart your computer. then try shutting down. if the problem doesn't occur after that, then it was a startup program causing it. If it doesn't happen, then it most likely is caused by something else, perhaps you may need to repair your windows installation. In this case, go back into msconfig and re-check everything. Then boot up using your windows xp cd, and choose repair installation. Hopefully that will do it.

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Im running XP SP2 on a home built pc and it will no longer turn off. It seems to save settings and run through the rest of the shut down process but then hangs on "windows is shutting down".
I have already narrowed it down to a process causing the problem. From the task manager, I run through them all and end task everything and then shut down and it works fine. I have also tried stopping processes from services.msc but this does not seem to have the same successful result.
How do i find out which process is causing the problem so I can then prevent it from running in the first place?



A:Solved: Powerdown issues

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I spent a number of hours yesterday trying to clean up some problems one of which was installing Acrobat Reader 6.0.1 (from oldversion.com) because of a missing 6.0.1 msi item that caused several problems and then removing it . I was then able to install Reader 8. I also somehow found and installed msiexec.exe from my recovery disk which helped some other problems that I was having removing some programs and then installed a number of MS critical updates. I also defragged and ran McAfee's Quickclean. If I remember correctly, the computer shut down and restarted several times before I ran McAfee. But when my husband tried to shut down the computer later, it showed the Saving Settings and Windows is Shutting Down dialog boxes and then just a blue screen with the mouse pointer which I can move around; so it doesn't appear to be a total freeze up. But I do have to manually turn off the computer.

Looking at the event viewer in Admin Tools there is a yellow warning on WinMgmt and the properties say: "WMI ADAP was unable to creat object Win32_PerfRawDate_ASPNET_ASPNETApplications for Performance Library ASP.NET because no value was found for property index 3202 in the 009 subkey" .

Of course, I haven't the foggiest what this means other than obviously something is missing. I don't know if the McAfee Quickclean cleaned too much out of the Registery or something else happened. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm basically a beginner when it ... Read more

A:Solved: Computer won't powerdown

Problem was solved by downloading and installing Registry Mechanic and the program took care of some 609 issues with the registry and now the computer shuts down properly.

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This problem seemed to start after I installed a cracked Altbinz .30. The program just wouldn't download anything correctly. So I posted on the Altbinz website and they told me the cracked version has a Trojan virus attached. I then got rid of it and installed the version I was using previously to a different directory and files within that program downloaded perfectly. Later that night when I shutdown my windows XP Pro SP2 OS, it wouldn't complete the full power down. My monitor will go to standby mode as it usually would but my Tower stays on (One of the lights on my CD Drives stays on and doesn't shut off, the power and Hard Drive lights stay constant). It won't shut off even if I hold down the power button. The only way I can shut off the PC is by switching the off switch on my Power Supply. When I try to put my computer on after wards by switching the Power Supply back on, the computer remains at that same position as it was when I tried to power it down. But this time when I hit the power button it restarts the computer. This problem continues to persist. I researched this problem online and tried many suggestions. I ran an anti-virus, Zero day and Spy-ware scanner. Next I went into Safe mode and deleted the altbinz exe that .30 had created. The computer still wouldn't power down. I used the ShutNTDown Registry patch and added a powershutdown setting in my registry manually as I read online, both with no result. Then I tried running Windows File... Read more

A:My Windows XP computer won't powerdown.

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Hey all. Not sure if this belongs in Hardware but I'll post here for now. I got this problem about a month and a half ago that's been driving me insane. I'm usually able to fix pc problems or at least isolate the source pretty easily, but this one has had me on edge for too long now.

Specs: Asus G1S gaming laptop, 3gb ram, running windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, AMI bios

Useful background info: I lost internet service for a bit and left my computer in hibernate or sleep mode for about 10 or so days. Once I turned it back on, I suffered an unprotected power surge. The values on BIOS were reset (date and time were lost) but I'm not sure if it was a result of the power surge or the extended sleep.

PROBLEM: Laptop restarts/reboots after I shut it down. Everything powers down as it is supposed to and all the lights shut off, but within 3-5 second it starts up again. This ONLY occurs with AC power plugged in. When it is on battery alone, it shuts down fine (though sometimes I have failed boots from sleep mode when on battery alone). Also, sometimes the laptop will turn on after I plug in the AC with no prompt from myself.

Attempted Solutions:

1. BIOS Config - I tried checking my bios for any possible Wake-On LAN but this did not fix the problem and neither did I've also tried flashing the BIOS with a new version, but that did not work either. I've tried a more advanced method by getting a ROM of the bios file and checking it out with AMIBCP (p... Read more

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When I remote to a PC using the shutdown shortcut (C:\shutdown \\"PCname" /c /y /t:30) It doesn't power down the PC it just displays "It's safe to power down your PC". At this point I need to have someone hold in the power button to power off. I need it to power off so I can restart it later.

This is my [System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 3 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USW35004C5
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP d530 CMT(DC577AV)
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2593 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2593 Mhz
BIOS Version 786B2 v2.04
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
System Directory C:\WINNT\system32
Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Locale United States
User Name TAX-MS\LByers
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 1,039,852 KB
Available Physical Memory 732,528 KB
Total Virtual Memory 3,547,220 KB
Available Virtual Memory 2,991,000 KB
Page File Space 2,507,368 KB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I checked in my registry and the powerdownaftershutdown is set to 1.
I checked in my bios and the power options are enabled.

Any ideas?

A:Using the shutdown shortcut doesn't powerdown.

PS: this option works fine on Dell Optiplex GX1 systems.

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I'm running XP Pro and have a powerdown delay that's driving me nuts. When I shutdown (or restart), the system charges right through Windows shutdown--saves my settings and goes through "Windows is shutting down" at great speed, then hangs on the blue screen of death for nearly a minute before actually shutting the computer down. I've read a number of FAQs, tried a number of fixes (shutdown.exe, for example) but still my PC doesn't want to throw in the towel.

Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Powerdown Problem--Stumped!

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I encounter a problem while attempting to shut down my PC. When trying to access the shutdown panel, my computer freezes/"hangs" for about a minute, before I'm prompted to shut down, restart, or switch accounts. After selecting to shut down completely, it correctly exits desktop mode, but then it againt takes a worrying amount of time to finally power down, something in the neighborhood of 1-2 mins.
I seem to recall this beginning after deleting a few batches of quarantined files after running Ad-Aware, but I'm unsure to be honest. I also installed the game Diablo II and it's expansion (plus the required patches), but removing said program has not fixed the issue.

Note that this all started something like 3 weeks ago.

While I followed the 5 steps, the free Panda scan detected 18 malware items that I couldn't find using Ad-Aware, which is evident in the log.

Activescan Log

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/2o7 Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Ejer\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Shutdown/powerdown Issue

Please ignore this post, as it seems one of the five steps actually fixed the issue

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Not very often, but occasionally, my computer locks up. It has always been when I haven't been "around" though one night I was trying to sleep and I heard something strange.

My computer sounded like it was shutting down. Like a hickup. The music that was playing froze and it hickuped again. Then the music resumed. About thirty seconds later, another double-hickup and the music and system froze for good.

The temperature at the front of the case was about 80-some degrees, so I don't think it's the heat. Could it be a power problem? I have 350 watts. Or is it something else?

A:Powerdown tease, then system freezes

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the problem is once i got a bsod and i restarted- said something about my video card - its a nvidia 7600. since then i was able to see the screen maybe 5 times after plugging unplugging the card cable etc several times trying to get into windows. now everytime i turn my computer on i get no signal, before those 5 times i got a few seconds past the post? screen and threw the loading and to the login screen but then id get no signal.. the cable is plugged in right.

A:Solved: no signal to monitor from startup to powerdown

Welcome to TSG....

First thing check the video connector from the monitor for bent ot broken pins, then second try another video card....

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Hi sorry about his probably familiar type of first post from a non expert who badly needs some help.I have just been given a Fujitsu Lifebook S6540 running windows 7 and on the whole it is fine but it is eating the battery when switched off. Research on the internet has shown that the computer, although seeming to shut down may still be running in the background. I have therefore been into the registry and changed the powerdown after shutdown code to 1 rather than 0 which should ensure a complete shut down. I duly did this and let the computer charge up before shutting down and then left it for a day. It did not make a shred of difference and found half the battery had been used.

I have read around on various things that might cause this but a lot of it has been in extremely technical computer speak that I have been unable to understand. Is anyone here able to give me some clear trouble shooting advice and tell me what may be causing this?I would be very grateful. I am currently leaving the computer for a while after opening up in safe mode then shutting off

A:Powerdown after shutdown not happening (batt drain when off)

How are you shutting down? From a the desktop hit Alt+F4, make sure Shut down is selected then hit the enter key.

you could also turn off the hibernate system, Cmd prompt, powercfg -h off hit the enter key. Once that is off the system may shut all the way down.

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This is a Dell machine running Vista; no recovery CDs came with (and it was also bought 2nd hand). The C drive has most of the files, a small separate partition (designated with a different drive letter) has a file manifest as an ASCII text file that I last updated to March, but which I haven't yet been able to use to do any comparisons with. A 3rd partition has Fedora on it, which I am presently in.

There may have been a premature powerdown. Subsequent powerup had an unending delay, making it necessary to power it down again. Safe mode crashed and gave BSOD. Safe mode gave BSOD with all other startup options. All startup attempts had the same delay with the BSOD at the end.

The BSOD reads:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

and proceeds to do a dump with the messages

Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: <numbers, 100 is the last shown>
Physical memory drop complete.
Contact your system admin or technical support group for further assistance.

I'm particularly interested to know what changes to look for, which files to replace, how and with what.

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above is my Eyefinity setup 5760*1080 with HD 7950 OC 3GB( 4th monitor is shut down because AMD strictly need Active adaptors and its very very hard to find in India . I will buy active adaptor on amazon later just like last one )

I always face problem of software launching UI
e.g. when I click on my any desktop soft -it open on 3 monitors , sometimes on 1st monitor or middle , and they didnt remember my setting when I close them just like "My Computer"" etc

I want to put lock of those softs so that they will open only on particular display like 1st-2nd-3rd monitor with unque size lock

I tried AMD Hydra little bit
but no help , its not that easy and contains many Crazy-Buggs

so any recommended software or tricks for me ?

A:soft to manage launching of soft on 5760*1080 and manage, its so panic


I bought it 2 weeks back, home license of Pro, you can get free/trial to check it out.

I have 3 monitors going on a 7950, also.

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Hope someone can help. I have 3 x Win7 PCs SP1 on a small network. One of them looses its default gateway settings on power-down. When powered up the gateway settings are completely blank (see screenshot below). and the network name changes to Unidentified network. The network type becomes Public rather than my Work Network. When I re-enter the gateway IP address I can again connect to the net - until the next power down

I have already eliminated possible hardware causes - network cables, switch and router ports etc. I have also rebuilt the TCP/IP and tried rebooting in Safe Mode with networking, but the systems remain the same.

Any ideas

A:Unidentified Network - Default Gateway address disappears on powerdown

You could try running the following command in an elevated command prompt and see if it sticks. Just replace the gateway IP "" with your routers gateway IP.


name="Local Area Connection" static
There doesn't seem to be a firm resolution for this particular problem but it can be a driver problem or problem with winsock so running the two winsock commands one at a time in an elevated command prompt may help.

netsh winsock reset catalog
(reset winsock entries)

netsh int ip reset reset.log hit
(reset TCP/IP stack)

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Every time I power off computer, it says I have updates to install. The only update showing is a skype update. I also get a random "Help for Skype" browser pop up screen at times. When I have tried to go to a restore point it says it is unable to do that. The restore point problem started before the power down problem. I have had two warnings from Norton and Windows that there was a virus attack that was prevented in the recent past. I am hoping to get some help to see if some malware is causing this issue.

DDS is attached

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Rim at 10:31:10 on 2012-12-27
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4093.1223 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:Cannot go to a restore point and computer says it needs to install updates on every single powerdown

Greetings rmilunas and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary. If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do n... Read more

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This is not a typical BSOD crash. My Dell Inspiron's monitor intermittently doesn't wake up once power management shuts it off. The problem is monitor doesn't fully shut off. One way to know the monitor won't wake up is when the CPU is griding away, fan is on full blast, laptop heated up, monitor still has a faint white brightness but no disk activity. I have tried connecting the laptop HDMI and VGA output different monitors and TVs but the monitor/ TV doesn't recognize any input signal during this phase. Yesterday, CPU suddenly started griding away without a pause while I was working and the base plastic was so hot I couldn't place it on my lap anymore. System Idle was 95-99%; I wanted to check whether laptop will not wakeup after power management kicks and this morning I couldn't wake up the laptop and had to cold boot it

I cannot put my laptop to sleep or hibernate when this occurs, the computer will just keep griding away with fan at full blast but will never hibernate or sleep.

I've run chkdsk, defrag etc but no issues were reported. I have checked for viruses etc, nothing obvious. Any help on what I can do next and how to investigate this further would help.

Thanks in advance

A:Dell Inspiron N7010 monitor won't wake up and needs cold powerdown


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I would really like some help with my problem with Anti-Virus Soft, I don't know what all I have done to it already (I disabled it from booting and other stuff) but everytime I turn my computer back on, the registry keys are back, and since I am not too smart with computers, I thought Googling around would help and so far I havn't got too much help doing things manually. Forgot to mention that I have Windows XP. If you need any more information just ask, cause I don't know what all I should say here.

Thanks, Brandon.

A:Help With AV Soft

Hello and welcome... You need to do all the steps as some pertain to your issue..Please follow our Removal Guide here Remove Antispyware Soft (Uninstall Guide) You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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On the net I have found a download which says it may be of assistance in overclocking.
The program is called H-Odas FSB and comes as a zip file.
I have unzipped the file and am now wondering what to do with it, there is no *.exe file and the readme.txt is unhelpful.
Does anyone out there know what this thing is and perhaps more important how do you use it?

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My mother is in Romania, she is trying to set up skype so we can talk to each other...but when she tries to use the web cam too, it give her an error message, soft rap and says something like there is another instance of this type in use. My camera here works fine with no problems her camera on window live messenger work great there too, only on skype does it give us this problem.... Please HELP! If anyone has any idea of what is going on or what I should do please tell me. I thank you! BiancaEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Soft Rap

Are you sure you don't mean Sofrtwrap?Softwrap is anti-pirating (software) related. Do you use P2P file sharing, "Free" music downloads etc?http://www.softwrap.com/Check in Add/Remove Programs

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A:Can't get rid of SB Soft.

HiYou are running HijackThis from your Desktop. You will need to move hijackthis.exe to a permanent folder, such as c:\hjt . This has to be done as HijackThis creates backups when you fix items. You do not want them accidentally deleted or spread all over your Desktop.First create a new folder:A. Click My Computer icon on your desktopB. Click C: driveC. Click the File menu --> New --> Folder, a folder "New folder" will be created.D. Rename it HJTMove\Unzip hijackthis.exe to the c:\HJT folder.Uninstall SB Soft from Add\Remove Programs if present.It is a good ideea to print or copy these instructions because you are not able to access the Internet in SafeMode.Download Ad-aware SE 1.05: hereInstall it. When you get the last screen, with the "Finish" button and 3 options, uncheck those three items.Open AdAware and click the "Check for updates now" link. Close AdAware. Don't use it yet.Download System Security Suite here:System Security Suite Download & Tutorial. Unzip it to your desktop.Install the program. Don't use it yet.Make sure you are set to show hidden files and folders: A. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.B. Click the View tab.C. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.D. Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes and Hide protected operating system files.How to see hidden files in WindowsREBOOT into SafeMode by tapping F8 key repeatedly at bootup: Starting y... Read more

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Has "Soft RAM" for Windows 95 got anywhere beyond after release?

A:Soft RAM app

There is no software replacement for RAM. Soft RAM never really worked anyways. The best option is to buy more RAM.
Run the Crucial System Scanner, this will tell you how much RAM and what type and it will tell you the maximum amount of RAM your motherboard will support. Then you can purchase it from anywhere not just Crucial.

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I am little confused, is this the exact forum to submit this thread!
I need a good software to convert at least from .PDF to word with cheaper price for Win 7 Pro.
Is Adobe or Nitro is ok? I think price of adobe is high...
Please suggest...


A:Soft for win 7

Free convert PDF to Word Free PDF To Word Doc Converter - CNET Download.com

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I am currently running Windows XP - Home Premium. Yesterday I some how managed to get the AV Soft virus. The first thing I did was research it and download MBam, which I then ran 3 times in safe mode, along with Avira, and Super. No luck, Mbam found some stuff, and I thought it was gone, but the this morning when I logged on, I still got the messages. I re-did everything again, and changed the proxy settings, but they changed back and the virus is still there. What do I do?

A:AV Soft - Help Please

I have now read all of BleepingComputers AV Soft threads. I downloaded and followed the Rkill/Malware bytes instructions and it appeared to get rid of it temporarily..then I re-booted. I ran Rkill again and its gone again...but I dont think its really gone. I am afraid to reboot my computer. I dont know how to run combofix by myself without screwing up my computer, so if someone could help my that would be great

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I am trying to get rid of the Antivirus Soft virus and am having difficulties. I was able to run Hijack this and it gave me the below log. Any help interpreting what I need to remove/fix or any other general advice on addressing would be very much appreciated Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 8:44:05 AM, on 6/6/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsGui.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exeC:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software... Read more


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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So, today somehow I contracted this malware/spyware whatever it is called AntiVirus soft. I did a quick Google search and found:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-antivirus-soft - this guide from here which looked very promising but sadly I'm having trouble with parts of the instructions and was hoping someone could offer some help. First, when I put windows on Safe Mode with Networking, it will not allow me to connect to the internet no matter what so I ended up going back on normal and downloaded the rkill on normal instead. As for the malware program it offers to combat the virus, I already had it previously installed so that was no problem.The problem is rkill doesn't seem to do anything when I went back to safe mode to run it. Then I ran the anti malware program and it doesn't find anything infected at all and shows me a notepad log instead of the list the guide shows it should show me. So I went back to normal mode yet again and ran rkill though it didn't do anything but display a black box and then it disappeared. So I ran the Malwarebytes program again and it still doesn't find anything infected though I still received a message at the bottom of the screen from AntiVirus Soft which is the virus.So far, I haven't seen any more pop ups, and thankfully I haven't seen any more porno pop ups either but I'm not sure if this virus is gone. Is there a way I can check to see if it's truly gone? I mean even when I was sure it w... Read more

A:Antivirus Soft help

Hello Rejected,welcome. I assuming you run XP here. Show hidden files and then update and rescan with MBAM.Close all programs so that you are at your desktop. Double-click on the My Computer icon. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options. After the new window appears select the View tab. Put a checkmark in the checkbox labeled Display the contents of system folders. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files and folders. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide file extensions for known file types. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files. Press the Apply button and then the OK button and shutdown My Computer. Now your computer is configured to show all hidden files. Next run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO ... Read more

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Just this morning I got this program Antivirus Soft on my computer. Basically, it keeps spamming me with messages that I have spyware and I need to buy Antivirus Soft to get rid of it. It keeps blocking any antivirus software I try to run or download by saying they have a virus and can't be run. I ran a Google search for the virus and I found this tutorial for removing Antivirus Soft:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...-antivirus-softUnfortunately, no matter how many times I try or which version I use, Antivirus Soft won't let rkill display anything except rkill. That's when I found these forums. Please help. This thing is driving me nuts. DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Owner at 19:52:19.38 on Sat 02/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3069.1754 [GMT -5:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svc... Read more

A:Antivirus Soft

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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