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New L560 issue (Intel boot agent) (W7P)

Q: New L560 issue (Intel boot agent) (W7P)

So i just bougth a brand new L560 Thinkpad and got a small problem. It all started when the laptop just frooze and the only thing was to press and hold the power button to shut it down. At first i couldn´t start windows properly so i had to switch to safe mode. After that it started normally but now i keep seeing the intel boot agent on startup: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE- MOF: Exiting intel boot agent. The only thing i can recall doing was to upgrade the BIOS the other day. But everything was ok during the upgrade. The computer works fine now but i´m pretty sure the startup messages wasn´t there the first times i started the computer. Any ideas? The laptop is just 3 days old...

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Hi, any ideas please - I replaced x230 laptop fan now several problems:1) Replacement fan bought from ebay. Seller said x220 and x230 fans are compatable. My original had 3 wire plug and a bracket arm, the new one has 4 wire plug and a stud arm. I had to fit it stud to stud.2) Replaced CMOS battery.3) Power on goes to logo > 'entering set up' > time and date error and fan error message> shuts down.4) Tried various fixes to restart, such as, charged CMOS battery for 12 hours, took out HD and battery, completed eletrical discharge, removed CMOS battery for 1 minute and started again without HD and battery, reseated the RAM card, used all combinations of F keys. They look hopeful but all return to error messages.5) Only delete or Ctl+S opens > Intel Boot Agent Set up Menu >F4 >back to error messages, shuts down6) This screen provides diagnostic support information but I don't know what it means.7) Should I use the CMOS pin jumper? Hope someone will reply.Thank you.   

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This starts up when I start the computer:
Intel Boot Agent
Client Mac Addr.
How do I get rid of this and start normal?

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So i managed to fix the NTLDR problem with the help of some people on here (sorry i forgot your name, thanks though). But as always i get another problem, i swear thats what computers were designed for, to make you get grey hair quicker, anyway to the point!

The strange thing is my computer works fine, no problem at all! So why am i asking for help, well its because of this:-

Everytime i boot up my computer i get no beep from the POST test, so that indicates a problem to me! Then it goes ''intiaizling Intel boot agent version 2.2 press ctrl + s to enter'' well i just leave it and carry on as normal, then it goes to a blank screen for 30 seconds then it loads fine!

But sometimes it also gives me this mumbo-jumbo:-

RPL-ROM-ADR: 00D0 B716 7F1D

RPL-ROM-FFC: (then it goes from 1-200)

So instead of being lazy i researched it, and from the results i got it indicates that it is trying to boot from another computer on the network or something like that, not to sure! So it suggests to go into the BIOS!

But the problem is i can't get into the BIOS it doesn't say press so and so on the boot screen, it only shows me the Intel agent thingy!

So although my computer boots up, it could be healthier, i would appreciate any help?

A:Intel boot agent/ RPL-ROM

Here are my specs if you require them

Intel Pentium 4,
3000 MHz
1.5 GB RAM
Foxconn 865A01-G/865M01-G motherboard
Device Description Type
Intel EtherExpress PRO/100+ Management Adapter PCI

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone can help me. I have recently been getting this error that when I try to start Windows a error will pop up say that the Intel Boot Agent has failed. I have no idea what the Intel Boot Agent is and wondering why it is stopping me from entering Windows. I tried to reformat but it just didn't do the trick. I recently resetted all my BIOS and it would work once in a while but it does go back to the error after. I was wondering if any of you can help me that would be awesome!

Error looks like this:

Intel Boot Agent Version 4.0.17

Copyright (c) 1997 - 2001, Intel Corporation

Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.0 (Build 083)

Copyright (c) 1997 - 2001, Intel Corporation

Client MAC ADDR: 00 03 47 DD 07 ED GUID: 603D2902 - E81D - B211 - 8000 - ACC46933AC65

PXE-E53: No Boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Boot Failure: System Halted
thanks in advance

A:Intel Boot Agent

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I don't know if this is a question for the Win2K forum or the Linux one...but here goes...

I have an older, hand-me-down, Compaq Armada laptop with Win2K loaded on it. However, the drive was partitioned to dual boot Mandrake. The W2K Disk managment tool shows 3 additional partitions besides the NTFS drive.

I would like to get rid of those partitions & Mandrake (I have a new version of SuSe on my other computer now) to give that little laptop more hard drive space, but I don't want to destroy the exisiting W2K setup. (I know there are no guarantees, but would like to make that my goal, at least)

The disk managment tool seems to do a pretty good job of re-partitioning and formatting of partitions (so far), but I don't know how to deal with the INTEL Boot Agent. If I take Mandrake off and let W2K format those partitions to NTFS, will it also get rid of the boot agent? Or do I need to uninstall that myself? There seems little point in having it when there are no longer two OSs on that computer.

Any ideas, or advice of how to do this? (Thanks ahead of time :O) OldLadyWho

A:INTEL Boot Agent question

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Okay so the other day, my grandpa called me, telling me that he had a gift- A laptop. Upon receiving it, i realized that it was a fairly old Toshiba Satellite laptop (A15-S129) from the Philippines. After a week or so, i realized that it was still only XP with service pack 2, so i went up to microsoft update, and started trying to update it. Then i got into a bunch of junk about it being non-genuine Windows, because it did not match the region it was currently in (usa). So i abandoned my quest to update drivers and such, and accepted it. Then today, i started getting messages from the comp as it restarted a few times, warning me that it was in danger because it wasn't genuine.
Now, it won't start up.. Instead, I get this message:
Intel(R) Boot Agent FE v4.1.09
Copyright (C) 1997-2002, Intel Corporation
PXE-E61: Mddia test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
Insert system disk in drive.
Press any key when ready....

I do not have a windows XP disk, but i'm going to go get one from my uncle tomorrow. Luckily, i have nothing saved on there except a good game of Shogun: Total War. If i put the disk in and reload Windows, will my problems be fixed? Also, the battery only lasts about 5 minutes. How can i fix that?

A:Solved: Intel Boot Agent FE v.4.1.09

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I have a Gateway 2004 Intel 4 with Microsoft xp. I used the Dban to put my computer back to what it was at its original. I want to put the computer in a garage sale and that is why I cleaned the files out. Now I get the following when I turn it on: "Intel(R) Boot Agent FE v4 1.16; Copyright (C) 1997-2--4, Intel Corporation; Intel (R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-21 building 084) CLIENT MAC ADDR: 0011 11 d0 0315 GUID; 60d34c87 e51d b211 8000 bf6c71c486f6; PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
I wanted to install the 2003 microsoft cd that I have but I cannot get the computer to do anything. I can't type anything after the word "Agent" I think I have really messed this up. Can anyone help me?

A:PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

This is a good problem

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my pc is stuck in safe mode. i get this message when i reboot. pressing f8 doesnt work. what can i do

A:pxe-mof exiting intel boot agent

From another pc if possible.

Download Ubuntu Live CD ISO image and burn the ISO image to a cd using Imgburn (how to burn an ISO image using Imgburn). With the newly burned cd boot with it then select "Try Ubuntu" not "Install Ubuntu" access the Windows partition or what ever partition or hdd you which to backup files from by going to the panel on top, select "Go" click on "Computer". Select the partition, or Hard drive then directories, and files you wish to back up, Backup the files to DVD, an external hard drive or thumb drive(s).

Reboot or turn on the machine. As soon as you see your machine's name logo splash screen keep tapping F8. Go to "Advanced Options" or "Repair Computer" Select your language then "Repair Your Computer" An installation of Windows should be detected after that select "Next"

If that does not fix the issue. Do the same as before go to Next again go to command prompt type in



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I started receiving this error and could not find a solution for it. My computer still booted. My key board was starting to malfunction. Replaced key board and Intel Boot Agent error disappeared.

A:Error Msg:Intel Boot Agent PXE-E61

What's the current issue?

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does not boot only displays initiazing intel ® boot agent GEv 1.2.50 pxe 2.1 build whats the problem.win 7 pro,dell desktop

A:initializing intel (R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.50 pxe build wf2.0

Hi chusta What you are trying to do right now is called a "PXE Boot", it's basically a boot from the network. This kind of practice isn't made for home use and is mostly used in companies/entreprises. It's what I do when I have to "push" an image on a new computer. To solve that issue, simply go in your BIOS and disable the "LAN Boot" or the "PXE Boot". Also make sure that your hard drive is the first device in the boot order. What computer brand and model do you have?

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Hi dell team!
I my laptop is dell
im having problem in this laptop
im stuck at initializing intel(R) boot agent GE v1.5.50 PXE 2.1 Build 092 (WFM 2.0)
this hapen after i update to windows 10 yesterday
i hope there is some answer for me!

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Hi I mistakenly installed an Dell Optiplex 755 HD Audio Driver: of windows xp into my windows 7 system. I am getting the error
Client MAC ADDR: numbers... Guid: numbers...

PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

I am unable to uninstall this driver even in safe mode. can anyone please tell me how to solve this problem.

A:Unable to start intel boot agent

What happens when you try to uninstall in Safe Mode? Why were you unable to do that?

Just right-click the device in Device Manager and choose "Uninstall".

This has nothing to do with any Intel Boot Agent unless you are trying to boot from a network.

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Hi there, I acquired a used Thinkpad X230 and want to do a clean installtion and install Win7 instead of the illegal bloatware Win 10 that I got with the machine. Unfortunately, there is no way to get to the Bios to change the boot order to boot from an USB.  I Installed the  Intel utility but see no way to disable the bloody boot agent. Sorry for the maybe dumb question, but i am not into Linux, DOS and giving in programmers commands. I only can handle normal mainstream users apps.  So, is there for a normal user any way to disable the Intel Boot Agent and get to Thinkpad's Bios in order to change the boot order and do a clean install from an USB without Linux Boot Discs and similar stuff?  Answer highly appreciated. Thanx in advance.

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I have this old intel pentium 3 machine which i wanted to give to my younger brother.I installed a bios flash update for the motherboard.
When i go to turn on the computer sometimes before the windows xp loading screen
a message pops up saying:

Intel boot agent 4.1.08
copyright 1997-2002 intel corparation
Intel base code PXE-2 (build 0837)
PXE-E:media test failure check cable
PXE-M exiting intel boot agent
Boot failure system halted.

It takes about 5 restarts before it will let me into windows
then when i go to turn on the computer it starts again.
Any ideas how to remove this problem?

A:Solved: Intel boot agent problem

I did a search for you and found many suggested fixes, see: http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/3576.shtml

Good luck.

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I've been reading other threads and posts on intel boot agents, and none them seem to be too similar to my current situation. I recently upgraded my hard drive from a hitachi 20gb ata to a hitachi 160gb ata laptop drive. Everything was working great. Just yesterday, the computer stopped after the intel boot agent (version 3.01 or something) came up on the screen, right before loading the "resuming windows" or "starting windows" white progress bar appears across the bottom of the screen. I don't know what the problem is at all.

I put my old 20gb hd in, and the machine started up properly, no problems. With my old 20gb hd in the internal slot, I attached my 160gb via USB and an external enclosure. The 160gb hd worked fine; I could access various folders. I was also able to get a DOS prompt (can't remember how, think it was after canceling the windows xp cd repair, installation) and I ran "C:windows\chkdsk" and it showed no problems. So, I know its not the hd.

I thought maybe it was an incorrect shutdown or hibernate on the 160gb hd that caused the computer to stop in the first place. However, I can't find the hiberfil.sys or the correct file to erase the hibernate data. I'm not sure if it's the BIOS or a startup/load file on the 160gb. I also don't know if loading the windows xp master cd and running a "repair on windows installation" would work and whether or not that would remove some of my pho... Read more

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Hello, I have trouble with my L560 with an Intel L219-V network adapter.It seems to be a known problem, connection is lost, it comes back, disconnects, connects, disconnects and so on.Temporary solution is to reboot the computer, but the issue reappears after a while. Lenovo has already repaired the computer with a new motherboard and RAM (for some reason). It seems this did not fix anything as it has shown up again.  I started searching and it seems to be a known issue, and is usually fixed as per this download: https://support.lenovo.com/ch/sv/downloads/ds121059 HOWEVER... when trying to run this update I get an error. I thought it might have something to do with Windows 10, so I tried a fresh Windows 7 32-bit install. I got another, but a little different error. It says "No update needed", but when I check the NVM Gbe version it is still 0.8. The update is supposed to update 0.8 to 1.3 to fix the connection issue. What am I supposed to do? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!  

A:L560 Intel LAN network disconnecting frequently - can't update NVM Gbe

You might want to try downloading the driver software and utilities direct from Intel:https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22283/Ethernet-Intel-Ethernet-Adapter-Complete-Driver-Pack...

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Since a few years back my NIC (I291-V) don't work properly anymore. It started to make trouble after NIC was replaced (reason unknown as there was no problem there) during other repair of laptop. I have been trying to fix it but to no success. Have been using Wifi instead. After reboot NIC works fine but it fails after a certain amount of databits have been passing through the NIC. During normal surfing it will work the whole time as the critical data limit will nog be reached but during update of PC <-> NAS i.e. while large data is moved, the NIC will fail and disconnect the LAN.. Quite annouying. Anyone else with the same problem? One solution is to just buy a USB-NIC..

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I updated my Lenovo L560 BIOS without viewing it's prior version to 1.46. While booting it updated flashing the BIOS successfully, but failed for ECP. Please suggest what to do in this case.

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Hello! I created a usb hdd. So, I want to boot from it. But I can`t. I made a bios update to the latest version, and tried many BIOS options combinations. But no progress is not achieve.Plz, help me =)

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Hi I've installed a second drive in optical bay, the drive is visible in bios and at windows system, but when i'm trying to boot from this drive there is no option when i press f12 i can only select the first hdd0 the same is in bios boot options, only the first drive hdd0 is available. Is there any option to boot from second drive ? BR

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hello, Is it anyway technical possible to boot the L560 from an ssd in the DVD caddy ?The ssd isn't in the bootlist !Win10 sees the ssd but bios doesn't  :   error 0xc000000e when starting up  many thanks in advance mvg...

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Hi,I have a new L560 and want to enable the num lock with system start. I found several posts about activating via Win registry, what was successful already - but using bitlocker I need the num keyboard before Windows is starting.I checked the BIOS but I did not found the right entry or something that sounds in the right direction.Someone any ideas or experiences?Many thanks in advance. 

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Hi there,
I have windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM, an asus sabertooth z77 mobo.

I have installed windows 8 in AHCI sata mode and it works flawlessly but I have a solid state drive for caching.

So I backed up my data, changed to RAID mode in BIOS and proceeded to reinstall. Windows 8 installer sees my harddrives in raid mode and continues to install fine. And that's where fine ends.
I get blue screens before the personalization screens start "winload.exe is missing or corrupt". Randomly this morning it just worked, I got to my desktop and started installing drivers - worked fine. Installed RST (beta) - rebooted and bluescreened "a required device is missing or failed".

Now this is where things are unexplainable for me. If I boot to my installation media and quit it at the first chance, the system reboots and boots into windows 8 flawlessly. When I shutdown or restart windows - at the next boot it bluescreens but if I boot from my installation media and quit, then it restarts and boots fine.

A:Intel Rapid Storage Technology boot issue

Hello Jim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The intel Raid-Sata-Ata-Ahci RST WHQL version worked best for me. You might give them a try as well to see how they do for you at the Station Driver link below.

intel drivers pour Raid/Sata/Ata/Ahci

Hope this helps,

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Hey everyone! So as the title states I am trying to trouble shoot a company laptop which had its hard drive crash last week. Lenovo sent me a replacement hard drive through my service ticket but after installation it just constantly goes to the boot order menu even after selecting the correct hard drive. Shouldn't this come with Windows 10 already installed? Straight from the factory it came with the OS. I tried booting from a windows 7 disc in case the operating system wasn't on the new hard drive but I get the same issue. It keeps going into a loop for the boot order. When I select something it just takes me back to the menu. Any help here is appreciated. Thank you!

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My computer runs slow at times, so I started a boot scan with Avast Free Home Edition. Scan results showed Java: Agent-TB and Java:Agent-WY. Boot Scan didn't complete due to a brownout in our neighborhood. I had to use System Restore to reboot computer.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Edition on a Toshiba A665-S6090 64-bit laptops
Avast Free Edition version 6.0.1289 Update Engine and Virus Definitions version 111016-1 COMODO Firewall Free Edition version 5.5.195786.1383
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Database version 7962
SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition 4.33.1000, Database Definition Version Core: 7801, Trace 5613
Ad-Aware Free Edition 9.5.1
Glary Utilities Free Edition, Database 2011-09-30.

I primarily use Firefox 7.0.1 and Opera 11.51.

Ad-Aware and CCleaner don't seem to complete there scans recently.

DDS Log File

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by bondzephyr at 22:52:43 on 2011-10-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3891.1630 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {249382... Read more

A:Avast Boot Scan found Java: Agent-TB and Jave: Agent-WY

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad... Read more

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Typing this super quick. As I'm sure, the stupid popup will appear again. When trying to access any websites, a message comes up. It isn't an error message or the "unresponsive script" message. It is different. It has lots of code on it. Probably the url of what it's trying to access. This would normally happen in the background, and the user shouldn't see it.
I googled part of the message, and it mentioned something about a user agent...whatever that is. I just want the message(s) to stop popping up! Any help is much appreciated.
Here is a screenshot of what I'm seeing:

A:Firefox Issue - Constant popup - User agent issue?

User agent info is identifying information about your browser, system, and region plus a unique identifier that your browser sends to websites it visits. I would try resetting your browser if you don't have settings you are worried about losing by doing that.

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My new Y50 automatically runs a program called "Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent". This software checks for updates to drivers/firmware. HOWEVER on my machine the check for updates FAILS. The error message is: "We are sorry, but the check for updates could not be completed. Please make sure that your system has Internet access." Has anyone encountered this issue? Can someone suggest a solution? I tried to fix the problem by downloading and installing the latest driver from Lenovo (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-touch-n... but this did not help. thanks for your time


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A:Failure: Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent

Y50_user wrote:My new Y50 automatically runs a program called "Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent". This software checks for updates to drivers/firmware. HOWEVER on my machine the check for updates FAILS. The error message is: "We are sorry, but the check for updates could not be completed. Please make sure that your system has Internet access." Has anyone encountered this issue? Can someone suggest a solution? I tried to fix the problem by downloading and installing the latest driver from Lenovo (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-touch-n... but this did not help. thanks for your timeThis is what I learned about the problem you have: Intel longer support Intel Independent Firmware Recovery (IFR) feature so that it is advisable to remove the IFR program. How: 1. Go to Control Panel/"Programs and Features" using Winkey + X.2. Remove Intel Manageability Engine Firmware Recovery Agent3. Reboot

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The computer is generally having a problem with the boot agent

And ive been getting these blue screens during boot up any one have any ideas as to how to fix it.

The computer still has been booting up but it usually takes about 3 or 4 times until it actully gets to the login screen and also there seems to be a problem when it actully does boot up there is processes that are duplicated in the task list menu


A:The boot agent cannot continue & getting blue screens crashing during boot up

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I'm having some serious issues with my alienware desktop. Its a decently old computer but hasn't provided me with many problems in the past. Recently, however, I had to transport the computer 4 hours to my new apartment. It was working fine literally yesterday, but after the drive I set it back up and it stopped working.

When I try and boot it, it goes through the BIOS as usual but when it gets to the graphics card boot agent it fails abd guves me a PSX check cable error and fails to even launch windows. I tried different graphics cards, HDD's and even sata cables but nothing helped. Is it a problem with a different cable or perhaps the motherboard? Please help, I need this computer for classes and for work.

I also tried changing the boot priorities in the BIOS but that didnt do anything. . .


A:Boot issues with NVidia boot agent

Nvidia boot agent is part of the bios on boards with an nvidia chipset.
PXE error means the computer is trying to boot from the network because
it is not finding a bootable hard drive.
Nothing to do with the graphics.
Make sure the hard drive is actually being detected in the bios and the hard drive
that you are using has windows installed on it.
Check your sata and IDE settings in the bios to make sure the proper
channels are enabled.
A bad CMOS battery may also be an issue for older computers.
That is the small battery on the motherboard.

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Just as the topic says, When I boot my Desktop up I get this message (minus the quotes);

"Intel® Boot Agent FE v4. 1.17
Copyright © 1997-2004, Intel Corporation

Intel ® Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 build 084)
Copyright © 1997-2004, Intel Corporation

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 13 20 BD EE 09 GUID: 7CC27956 4338 11DA 9A81 0013200B4F9E
PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel Boot Agent."

My desktop is a Windows XP Home Edition made by Gateway.

Please help. Before my mom does something to make it worse.

A:Boot Agent cannot receive boot filename

Such messages typically appear...when the system is trying to do a network boot.

That may happen because the CMOS battery needs to be replaced...in some systems, such will make the system return to default boot options.

I would go into the BIOS and see what the first boot device is...if it's not the hard drive, try to change it and save the changes...then try to boot.

If the change doesn't hold or cannot be accomplished...I would replace the CMOS battery.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosreplace.asp

http://support.gateway.com/s/tutorials/Tu_926413.shtml, see Step 4 for Gateway details.


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I have Win XP Media Edition....Today my computer started shutting down by itself. So, I remebered a friend advising me the MSSE was not really up to date on its protections. Not sure...so downloaded Malwarebytes and ran a full scan.

I found SpamTool.Agent, Trojan.Agent, and 2 Rootkit.Agent infections.

My research lead me to this site to get rkille.exe, rkill.com, etc.

How do I find this and then the tdss killer?

Other sites mention this and want you to sign on with them. But, I heard this was a free download from bleeping computer? Where can I find it?

A:Rootkit.Agent, Trojan.Agent, SpamTool.Agent Removal???????

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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I got hit with Trojan.Vundo.H yesterday... after using SEVERAL different anti-malware programs I think I might've finally cleansed myself of it. It hasn't popped up in a few hours, but that wouldn't be the first time since this computer nightmare began. However, I did notice one thing:Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30Database version: 1423Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 211/26/2008 12:03:41 AMmbam-log-2008-11-26 (00-03-41).txtScan type: Quick ScanObjects scanned: 48364Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 52 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 1Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\gulosefaro (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detected)Folders Infected:(No malicious items detected)Files Infected:(No malicious items detected)No matter what I do, I can't get rid of that issue in the bold. It's connected to my computer trying to start up "heremade.dll" at startup, one of the DLL files that was quarantined and deleted earlier by Malwarebytes, and now everytime I start up my computer I get the error message that it can't start up he... Read more

A:Vundo And Agent Issue


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1424
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

11/26/2008 3:08:12 AM
mbam-log-2008-11-26 (03-08-12).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 49529
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 0 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 2
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 5
Registry Data Items Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 3

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nazuroko.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\wobaheve.dll (Trojan.Vundo) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{ec43e3fd-5c60-46a6-97d7-e0b85dbdd6c4} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\contim (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\rdfa (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\1cab6c52 (Trojan.Vundo.H) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\SharedTaskScheduler\{ec43e3fd-5c60-46a6-97d7-e0b85dbdd6c4} (Trojan.Vundo) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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I have a problem with my computer that previous programs that worked in the past, I am now unable access (Rova and TomTom downloads). When I run Kaspersky it shows I have an issue with agent dropper. While it removes it reappears everytime I turn on the computer which appears to be in my Registry. I have run Kaspersky, Fixwareout and HijackThis and have posted the logs from Fixwareout and HijackThis below. I would appreciate any help in hopefully fixing this long standing problem. Thanks!

Username "Robert Boek" - 07/28/2007 11:55:56 [Fixwareout edited 2007/07/05]

»»»»»Prerun check

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

System was rebooted successfully.

»»»»» Postrun check
HKLM\SOFTWARE\~\Winlogon\ "System"=""
»»»»» Misc files.
»»»»» Checking for older varients.

»»»»» Current runs (hklm hkcu "run" Keys Only)
"AdaptecDirectCD"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Adaptec\\Easy CD Creator 5\\DirectCD\\DirectCD.exe\""
"HPDJ Taskbar Utility"="C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\spool\\drivers\\w32x86\\3\\hpztsb04.exe"
"GUpload"="\"C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Network\\Connections\\Cm\\GRAS301\\GUpload.exe\""
"nwiz"="\"nwiz.exe\" /install"
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My OS is Win XP Professional SP 3
I do not have a windows disk or windows boot disk

I just had a problem that CatByte worked on with me but I apparently gave the "all clear" too soon.

After thinking the computer was clean an error message appeared "Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close"

The computer shut down when I clicked "ok" so upon reboot I ran a Malwarebytes scan. The results are as follows:
Vender Category Item
Trojan.Agent File C:\WINDOWS\sytem32\6to4v32.dll
Trojan.Agent File KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\6to4
Trojan.Agent File C:\WINDOWS\System32\Cerstore.dat

During the Malwarebytes scan Microsoft Security Essentials real time scanner found TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.H

When Malwarebytes was complete I ran a Win Security Essentials scan that was stopped by Antivirus 2010. At that point Win Security Essentials tuned red with an "x" through it and I cannot run it or uninstall it. I did uninstall Malwarebytes as the desk top icon turned into a white box with a blue line at the top. Security Essentials looks the same but as stated before I cannot access the program with any method I know.

I ran the getting started scans with DDS and GMER. The DDS files are attached. GMER will not run. When started it states "GMER did find system modifications that may have been caused... Read more

A:Trojan Agent - Continuation of same issue


You appear to have been hit by a new infection.

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:

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Referred from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/254617/windows-antivirus-pro-removal/ ~ OBhere is the DDS & ROOT logs and attachment as requested.... thanks for you help in advanceDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Mrs. Clark at 20:53:56.61 on Mon 09/07/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.382.81 [GMT -5:00]AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}FW: ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS... Read more

A:Looking for help removing issue with "uacinit.dll" (Trogen.Agent)

Please make sure you disable ALL of your Antivirus/Antispyware/Firewall before running ComboFix.. Please visit HERE if you don't know how.. Please re-enable them back after performing all steps given..Please download ComboFix by sUBs from HERE or HERE and save it to your Desktop.During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.**NOTE: If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tabSet to "Always ask me where to Save the files".After that, double-click and run Combo-Fix. Let it finish its job and post the log hereIf ComboFix asked you to install Recovery Console, please do so.. It will be your best interest..Note: DON'T do anything with your computer while ComboFix is running.. Let ComboFix finishes its job..

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Hey, thankyou for taking some time out to atleast read this thread. I have a problem which i have not been able to resolve and that is not being able to remove "Rootkit.Agent/Gen".

I fear that because of this my computer is:-
Much Slower
Doesn't close Popups
And Others which i am not aware of

I ran SUPERAntiSpyware which picked it up and i tried to quarantine it. I restarted my computer to save the changes only to find that it had re-appeared again. I have tried to remove it many times using the same quarantine procedure only to find the same results reappearing -
(The "Rootkit.Agent/Gen" appearing again)

I am Running Vindows Vista Business and i have only have Norton 360 as my antivirus (Excluding SUPERAntiSpyware)

Also the place in question which the virus/trojan/malware appears is:-

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIVXserv.sys (group - )
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIVXserv.sys (imagepath - )
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIVXserv.sys (start - )
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIVXserv.sys (type - )

I have read the thread reccomended and have attached the zip file and will post my DDS report now:

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kaeze Phoenix at 20:03:45.71 on 24/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18813 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Business 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2815.1340 [GMT 1:00]

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A:Recurring Rootkit.Agent/Gen Issue - Help Needed

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Well, to start with I'll let you know about the virus that won't go away... when scanned with AVG it shows a result that never gets deleted called Downloader.Agent.ggt which is located in [1036] VM_13140000 , although when originally scanned the first number [1036] was different I think, but while I've been trying to seed it out through memory dumps and adjusting the paging file size i think it may have moved.I'm not very smart with computer technical info such as what that location means, but I believe it's in my memory and repopulates when I try deleting it. I tried deleting it with AVG, it repopulated even before I scanned again. I tried the "Delete on Re-boot" but that didn't work. Tried deleting in safe mode, no go. When I don't go after it such as with scans, safe-mode rebooting, etc., it decides to gather up some friends and I get more viruses/alerts from AVG scans, which are actually deleted with AVG and don't return. At least, not till I ignore the Downloader.Agent.ggt again. I understand that there are false-positives which pretend to be viruses, but this one is causing serious issues...For one, now when I click & drag files in an explorer window, I get one of those blue-screen crashes in regards to memory, but the computer restarts before I can read the whole thing. I could take a picture with a camera of the screen if you think that info might help. So I can move files around as long as I don't move them fr... Read more

A:A Challenging Issue With A New Virus? Downloader.agent.ggt

I get one of those blue-screen crashes in regards to memory, but the computer restarts before I can read the whole thing.The symptoms you describe could be malware related or they could be due to hardware or overheating problems caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing power supply, underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty drivers, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware, etc. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to restart on a more regular basis.However, some rootkits can also trigger BSODs, shutdowns and error messages so download and scan with AVG Anti-Rootkit.If your not finding any malware then its sounds like the latter problem. In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error or crash occurs. You should be able to see the error by looking in the Event Log. Read "How To Use the Event Viewer Applet". You can then gather more information doing a search of the Event ID number at: "EventID.Net""MonitorWare EventID Database""Windows Security Log Events"."Events and Errors Message Center".An alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message when it happens - this is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD).To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting, go to Start > Run and type: sysdm.cplClick Ok or just press WINKEY + Pause/Break keys to bring up System Properties.Go to the Ad... Read more

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There I was, just plugging along and my L560 (bought Jan, 2017) turned off and won't restart.  If I connect the charger cable, the power button flashes 3 times quickly.  If I push/hold the power button for a few seconds, it will stay light for about 6 seconds and then go off.  No fan sounds.  No disk sounds.  Nothing.  I tried the following (resetting the CMOS) and there was no changeUnplug the charger / adapter.Remove the battery. (If your model has a removable battery, not an internal one)Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.Windows 10 (but doesn't even get that far)

A:L560 won't start

Sounds like a real problem.  Are you still under warranty?
If not, I would try removing the memory and try to start.  Do you get the 3-3-1 beep pattern?  If yes, try a different memory chip.

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There I was, just plugging along and my L560 (bought Jan, 2017) turned off and won't restart.  If I connect the charger cable, the power button flashes 3 times quickly.  If I push/hold the power button for a few seconds, it will stay light for about 6 seconds and then go off.  No fan sounds.  No disk sounds.  Nothing.  I tried the following (resetting the CMOS) and there was no changeUnplug the charger / adapter.Remove the battery. (If your model has a removable battery, not an internal one)Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.Windows 10 (but doesn't even get that far)

A:L560 won't start

Sounds like a real problem.  Are you still under warranty?
If not, I would try removing the memory and try to start.  Do you get the 3-3-1 beep pattern?  If yes, try a different memory chip.

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The specifications page list TPM 1.2, the user guide says there's an option for a "Security Chip Selection" in which you can select "descrete ..., however my L560 does not have that selection option and I'm stuck on TPM 2.0 only: I am on the latest BIOS version, 1.34, and I have done a "Setup Defaults" but the option is no where to be found.

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I redid my password on my computer and when i rebooted i got NVIDIA BOOT Agent appearing.. Now the next line that comes is,

PXE-E53 :No boot filename recieved

Now according to the ew sites i did find on this issue ive tried the following:

unplug all cd roms/zip
clear cmos
set bios to default
i disabled the on chip lan nvidia (which when i do this it does not show mac address being scanned and then show) It goes right to the disk boot failure..

Thats what ive tried..
any idea?

system specs

RAID 2 harddrives serial ATA
MB k7n2 Delta series

Any idea??
Ive found the following article but nothing works..
Other people have same problem


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My computer is shuting down itself automatically with the following error message:
"You are about to be logged off
Warning: Windows must now restart because the Dell Management Agent Service terminated unexpectedly."
I do not have the above error when rebooting the PC in Safe Mode.
I keep getting the same error anytime I do not use the Safe Mode reboot, and I am not exactly sure how to resolve this problem.
I would really be grateful if anyone could provide some help.
Thank you in advance,
[Below is the dds file results]

A:Windows issue with Dell Management Agent Service

My computer is shuting down itself automatically with the following error message:
"You are about to be logged off
Warning: Windows must now restart because the Dell Management Agent Service terminated unexpectedly."
I do not have the above error when rebooting the PC in Safe Mode.
I keep getting the same error anytime I do not use the Safe Mode reboot, and I am not exactly sure how to resolve this problem.
I would really be grateful if anyone could provide some help.
Thank you in advance,
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.65.2
Run by David_Dell at 21:49:22 on 2014-11-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8111.7339 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Disabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Disabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: AVG Internet Security 2014 *Disabled* {36AFA1E1-4CDC-7EF8-11EE-C77C3581ABA2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Hello I was recently searching for music and came across a tool used for youtube. The site must of been fake or bad and i now have a trojan Agent. I have had this problem a while back, The virus has disabled my firewall and virus protection (so it says) but its fake and also keeps popping up with fake virus take overs. Here is a hi jack logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:36:58 PM, on 4/27/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Veoh Networks\VeohWebPlayer\veohwebplayer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\PROSetWired\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC... Read more

A:Infected with Trojan Agent/Gen RogueAV and redirect issue plz help

ok, I think I created a serious problem. I ran my SUPERANTIvirus spyware to remove the trojan and when it finish scanning and rebooted my computer. It seems the virus is gone BUT none of the programs on my desktop work. For example if i double click Superantivirus spyware it will ask me to -start program with- then list internet explorer and other icons. It seems I lost all my programs, i'm surprised I was even able to get back on the internet. My internet explorer.exe is gone it says and so is my windows security. Computer says it cant be found. I'm not sure what really happen and what I should do.

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Hello,brand new L560 with Windows 10.my Delock eSata II (66224) expresscard isn't detected (not even an unknown device)Any Idea? Would be appreciated.Conrad

A:L560 expresscard eSATA

Ho found it!In Bios -> Power option -> PCIexepresse -> Generation 1 (change from automatic)Something like that.

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