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Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.

Q: Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.

Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.
Is there a link here or elsewhere for a Windows 7 Professional [I own the MS blue 64 & 32-bit set] "dirty install?"
Reason for asking: Both of my OS image files are corrupt; Since I cannot do a full-image restore with either image -- an error eventually crops up & everything comes to a screetching halt -- even after doing Folder by Folder by Folder restoration, using both images," computer posts, but never boots into Windows Safe or UnSafe modes. Can boot USB sticks or CD-DVDs all day long

Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.

Hmmm........what's a "dirty install"?

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The following just might be useful to a Windows 8+, Windows 10+ user having similar crashNburn & recovery.

My original post in a few Windows 7 forums:
Windows 7 Pro "Dirty Install" instructions needed.
Is there a link here or elsewhere for a Windows 7 Professional [I own the MS blue 64 & 32-bit set] "dirty install?"
Reason for asking: Both of my OS image files are corrupt; Since I cannot do a full-image restore with either image -- an error eventually crops up & everything comes to a screetching halt -- even after doing Folder by Folder by Folder restoration, using both images"
computer posts, but never boots into Windows Safe or UnSafe modes. Can boot USB sticks or CD-DVDs all day long.

My final post in the same Windows 7 forums:
Thanks all! Believe it -- I was able to do a "dirty install" onto my Laptop S03. First using Acronis Disk Director 12 to make sure all other partitions were logical, and only C-partition was Primary and Active.
After making a mistake with USB-booted MiniTool Power Data Recovery/Partition Manager and using same to get back all four partition, I continued onward with Acronis Disk Director 12. Finally, using Acronis Tue Image, after restoring my desktop OS image onto S03 laptop, then restoring via Folder/File checkboxes the original S03-OS imsage onto said S03 laptop. First few boots were 800x600, moved up to whatever top end resolution; am now in the process of removing software meant for only... Read more

A:May help W8+ user; Win7Pro "Dirty Install" via double imag

Success, like lottery monies I guess, didn't last; I'm doing the double-restore again; this time, I'm going to do a factory roll-back via its PQService partition, if its still operational. After that, don't know; it may not hold up under constant use anymore.
I don't know why it BSOD after successfully posting/booting/starting up a few times. Oh well, this is bulb number 1, in a line of 9,998 more bulbs to try before we find the one that will finally stay lit.

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OK guys, im kinda new to this forum, so... hello.
My computer has a not so serious problem-When I try to open Local Disk C by double clicking it says:
Windows cannot find install.exe.
This program is needed for opening filed of type 'File'.

Type in the executable file to be used instead:

This problem isnt very serious, I just dont want my computer to remain "corrupt" if you know what I mean.

Help my and I will be grateful!

A:Cant open C:/:"Install.exe is needed for opening type of "file""

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your system for viruses lately? What antivirus program is installed on your system?

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Hey, I decided to unravel what I was thinking about software and hardware.

First of all, yes, it's obvious to me and I know how software and hardware work initially being a beginner developer, but I am still a bit confused.

I've heard some say that hardware drivers contain "low-level" function calls. This would mean that, no, the "hardware" doesn't contain function calls, the software written to control the hardware has these function calls within the drivers.

But from what I can gather, hardware having its own native ability to operate on specific instructions regarding written high or lower level code to target machine code and furthermore tasks is false, as all hardware operations are controlled in a, let's say basic sense, by the software and the kernel with the operating system entirely(in the sense that the hardware is controlled by an OS).

So would this mean that hardware accesses software in any which way outside of the instructions through software that initially make use of it, or all hardware is basically just a piece of metal with little intrinsic ability that software code manages, controls, and uses to perform necessary tasks?

To put this as blunt as possible, take the following sentences in to consideration:

I: software controls hardware, so software tells hardware what to do.

II: hardware can control software with out software controlling the hardware.

Personally, I'd say the latter is false in general, but ... Read more

A:Hardware "instructions" working with software "instructions" ... ? How?

Is this thread connected to a hardware problem or is a homework assignment for an IT related course you are taking?

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Hi..after a crash of the server (win2000,exch2000) we've copy the Mdbdata in another PC.
Reinstalled Windows 2000 Server and Exchange 2000 Server.
Now we're trying to mount the mailbox store (Priv1.edb 5 GB) but we receive this error:
The database files in this storage is inconsistent.
So, following the MS article n. 327156:
Eseutil.exe says that we have a "Dirty shutdown" database
"Eseutil /p" remains in "stand by" on "repair damaged database" step at 90% (the day after was still at 90%).
Any suggestion will be very appreciated....
Thanks in advan?e to everybody.

A:Help.... Exchange 2000 priv1.edb recovery: Dirty shutdown,eseutil /p remain in "stand by" on "repair

Have just spent most of this week getting our e2k server up and running again. What about backups? We spent 2 days running eseutil /p and isinteg - finally got the information stores mounted but found approx 50% of users had absolutely nothing in their accounts.
Then resorted to restoring from backup (we used MS backup)- was surprisingly straightforward and hassle free.
If you haven't backups and eseutil /p will not run you will need to try a eseutil /r to get the databases into a 'consistent' or clean shutdown state before it will let you run the /p option. Our database was 12Gb and the /p took 8 hours to run. After that you'll need to do an isinteg - but be aware there can be significant data loss.
Good luck. Lots of help here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t25426221-restore_emails_from_edb_file

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My external Seagate drive is apparently "dirty" and windows automatically checks it every time i boot up with it attached to the usb port. It is actually pretty annoying. The only way around it that I found is actually unplugging it before I boot up and plugging it back in after windows starts.

Every time the check says there are no issues. The drive works fine and I am able to use the drive as if nothing is wrong.

Does anyone know whow to get rid of the check during Windows startup? How can I make my drive "clean" again? Thanks

EDIT: I have Windows XP sp3 btw

A:External hard drive is "dirty" and windows runs a check every time computer boots up

You may need to run a manual chkdsk /f to clear it. Try this
> Unplug the drive then boot up then plug it back in. Determine its drive letter
> Start->Run, enter cmd to open a command prompt
> Enter chkdsk x: /f (except use the correct drive letter, not x)

/f option may take loong time complete (especially if large hard drive.. i.e hours) but when it's done i believe it should clear the dirty bit for you

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Every time I try to go to the C drive or internet get this error.. The instruction at "0x00bf5759" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The memory could not be "written"

Click on OK to terminate the program
Click on Cancel to debug the program

The system is a Dell Computer. I don't have all the specs. Running Windows XP.

This error pops up all the time. If you click Ok it disappears but it comes right back when you click on IE or click on the hard drive to access a file.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am installing windows XP on an HP laptop, zv5000 series. I had windows vista on it, but want to go back to XP. I am that idiot that did not partion or back up my files... the good news is I am getting the disk "XP" to load/boot. the bad news is it is saying I am lacking this file."asms" ANY help?

A:File "asms" needed during xp install. XP install frozen at this point

BTW, its asking me to type where the file is located. grrrrr So close. I thought I had it. I never had any problems installing a disk b4.

"the file "asms" on windows xp home addition service pack 2 is needed.
" type the path where file is located" is the exact message.

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hello, i have read up on this error, but i can't seem to find the solution . I know this post is common, but i feel i really do need assistance. The message comes up as "no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK". I have no clue on what to do, and everything i've tried hasn't worked. I'm open to all solutions. Also, here is my builld: AMD Athlon II X4 740, HIS Radeon HD 7770, Apex SK-393-C - System Build - PCPartPicker. I also have a 500gb seagate harddrive.
This message occurs after the first screen, after "install now".

A:"install now" on windows 7 home premium provides me with "no device.."

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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Greetings again!!! A client of mine (I remodeled her house) gave me a great Multi Function Center- Fax, printer,copier, scanner- Brother- MFC 7150C to be specific. She lost the install disc. I went to Brother.com and found the model number and the drivers however it says that I have to first install Visioneer Paper Port first from the CD-ROM disc. Now, isn't that convienent! I did a search for that it is associated with lots of programs and machines. I downloaded one, that was associated with "DocuShare". Kind of at a loss. Does anyone know if this a free download I can get? And what is it anyway?

Thanks ahead.

A:"Visioneer Paper Port" Needed to install Printer Drivers

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I got an ATI video card today and put it into a system here:

Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 on Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000-G board with socket 478 Pentium 4 3000-MHz processor and 512 RAM.

Video card is here:

It won't play simple MPG clips so I figured I would install the DirectX 9c that's on its CD. I get the following error on attempting to install: "A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted."

The installation aborts at this point.

A:Install error: "A cabinet file needed for installation cannot be trusted."

Try from here.


Or here.


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There's a bit of a back story here...don't know if it'll help but it'll show how I got here.
First started with trying to install SP3 and quite a few updates. I downloaded them, installed them, and on restart got the stop 0x24 code. I did some research and found a way to remove SP3 (through Recovery Console I think) so I did that and then got stop 0x8e code with "SASKUTIL.SYS". Again did some research found out it had to do with Superantispyware, so I disabled that file in Safe Mode and my pc went back to working, although start up was a bit slow, I then uninstalled Superantispyware :(

Second I started removing most of the updates that had installed along with SP3. I figured they were the cause of my pc starting up slower. Also Windows Media Player 9 wasn't working now (something about it not being properly installed I think...not sure exactly what came up, didn't write it down). So I'm going through the updates and removing them one by one and uninstalled this one update(didn't write it down and am now kicking myself), after unistalling it my external hard drive and mouse stopped working. The keyboard was still working and I was able to restart Windows. However on restart I got "Process1_Initialization_Failed" stop: 0x6b(0xC000007A, 0x00000008, 0x0, 0x0). I did some research on this also and didn't really find anything on my particular problem. So I ended up doing chkdsk /r. That didn't fix it, and then I decided to try a repair install, which I saw w... Read more

A:[SOLVED] XP Pro Repair Install - Getting "The file 'Asms' on Win XP Pro CD" is needed

nevermind...got it sorted, although not by any way that i found...ended up using this

I was able to get back in windows and do a system restore. Everything is working good again

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I am trying to defragment a portable hard drive (USB 2.0), but the volume is dirty (CHKDSK is scheduled to run on a system reboot), but that isn't going to happen since it's a USB hard drive and isn't "visible" until Windows is in the picture.

What are my options here?

I was able to run CHKDSK on it from the command line, and there were no bad sectors found, so I assume I unplugged it at some point when it was trying to write data. Still, how can I defrag my drive?

A:Can't defrag portable hard drive because it's "dirty"

Hi Asynja,

did you use any switches when running chkdsk from the command line? As long as there are no locked system files on the drive, you should be able to run chkdsk /r /f on it when Windows is running which may be able to detect some problems.

Hope that helps

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Whenever I run Internet Explorer, my C: drive gets marked as "Dirty" and the drive gets checked on the next bootup sequence.

I have not been able to isolate where the problem is. I don't see any reports of nastiness after running MBAM or Avira AV, thought the system has been infected in the past.

Can anyone help?



A:"Volume is dirty" everytime I run Internet Explorer

One of my clients had this exact same problem. It took me forever to figure out. I imaged and replaced the hard drive but it didn't fix the problem.

The problem was that one of the Internet Explorer folders in their profile was corrupted. In this case it was the c:\documents and settings\username\local settings\application data\microsoft\internet explorer\recovery\active folder. Because the folder was corrupted, I was unable to delete it. I had to backup the entire drive and system state and exclude this directory in the backup. I then reformatted the drive, reinstalled windows and restored the backup. What a nightmare but it worked.

An easier solution may be to delete (or rename) and then recreate the profile. In this case, I couldn't delete the profile because of the corrupted directory.

Hope this helps!

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The instructions at "0x00402423" referenced memory at "0x000000074". The memory could not be "read".

I am receiving this error when I run nightly batches. a simple reboot makes the error go away but periodically the error will return.

I am running MS 2000 Server w/SP4. I dont believe this to be a memory issue.

Any suggestions would be helpful.


A:The instructions at "0x00402423" referenced memory at "0x000000074". The memory could

Google and get memtest and run it for atleast 7 passes, any errors and you need to replce your ram.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi, i've recently been infected and have no idea how to get rid of it. while browsing in google chrome or windows explorer i keep getting these ads from popup.adv.net and mtn5.goole.ws popping up. This is annoying to say the least but they appear to be able to stop me from visiting certain sites to download the latest definitions for malwarebytes and other such programs. Its been a few days since the problems started now and i've tried everything i can think of. I've read a few forums and think that this problem isn't actually on my computer but kept somewhere else? also maybe highjacking my DNS? I don't really know much about it so would really appreciate a simple step by step guide to getting rid of this awful infection. Thanks for any help! Oh also i haven't got EASY access to my router so a fix without needing to get to that would be great! If not i'll find a way to get to it. Thx a lot! Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:53:05, on 25/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

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1. Dirty favorites get added automatically
2. my IE default changes to www.quick-search.com automatically
3. I get a Win Min when I shut down


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:29:18 PM, on 8/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\winlgn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Michelle\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\P25I4FMW\HijackThis[1].exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = http://thesearchs.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://quick-searcher.com/sp.htm
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A:"Dirty" favorites/IE default changes/Win Min...HIJACKTHIS log !

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A couple days ago I downloaded an album (to my external harddrive) off a bands website, about halfway through the download it started stopping and telling me it couldn't download because the volume was dirty. I was able to continue the download but it would stop again after a few seconds. Since it was a torrent I was able to relocate the album to download to my main harddrive, and it worked. Although now, on my external harddrive I have a half - completed file, that I can't delete, and if I try to move it anywhere it says "Error 0x80071AC3: The operation could not be complete because the volume is dirty. Please run chkdsk and try again."

I went to command prompt and typed "chkdsk E:" it said --

C:\Users\G>chkdsk E:
The type of the file system is exFAT.
The volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk
might report errors when no corruption is present.
Volume Serial Number is 80EE-F804
Windows is verifying files and folders...
Volume label is Seagate.
File and folder verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

488367616 KB total disk space.
196709632 KB in 1114 files.
15872 KB in 124 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
640 KB in use by the system.
291641472 KB available on disk.

131072 bytes in each allocation unit.
3815372 total allocation units on disk.
2278449 allocation units available on disk.


A:External Harddrive "Volume is Dirty"


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While exiting a game I had a system freeze and had to shut my computer down (pulled the plug). Upon restart I got the message "the volume is dirty" and check disk ran. Is this something I should be concerned about?
I think I found the right log for it in the event viewer "Winlogon, event 1001" but don't understand whats written in it. Can anyone help me out here? Tell me what a dirty volume is, tell me if there is anything of concern in the log, tell me if I should let it concern me or not?
Here's the log
Date: 11/27/2006
Time: 4:08:40 PM
User: N/A
Computer: COOK001
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

The volume is dirty.
Index entry WER921d.dir00 of index $I30 in file 0x3194 points to unused file 0x550f.
Deleting index entry WER921d.dir00 in index $I30 of file 12692.
Index entry WER921~1.DIR of index $I30 in file 0x3194 points to unused file 0x550f.
Deleting index entry WER921~1.DIR in index $I30 of file 12692.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Cleaning up 913 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 913 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 913 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

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A:Solved: "volume is dirty" question

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Hello - 

I am a video editor, but work on a PC (a heresy in the industry) and am always on the search for more interoperability between PCs and Macs, especially when it comes to filesystems.  I thought that I had found a saving grace when I found the
ExFAT system last year.  I tested it out for a while, and then feeling comfortable with it after a while, formatted a 6TB drive (G-Tech G-RAID) with the system and loaded a project onto it.

I've been editing on it for almost 6 months, and have increasingly been experiencing a "dirty" volume that I need to run chkdsk /f to resolve.  At first, it happened (due to an unexpected shutdown) and I fixed it and it didn't come back for a
few months.  However, over the last month I have had my drive lapse into the read-only "dirty" state on what's now a daily basis.  I will chkdsk and it's fine... for a while.  Many times until I restart my computer.

Whenever I run chkdsk it finds corruption in a set of .CHK files in hidden folders called FOUND.001, FOUND.002, etc, which as I understand are the raw data from files that prior iterations of chkdsk found corrupted and fixed.  Everytime I run
chkdsk it finds corruption in the most recent batch .CHK files in the highest-numbered FOUND folder (I'm up to FOUND.010 now) and then moves a new set of files to a new folder, increasing in number.  I've tried to delete these fi... Read more

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Hi.. My scanner showed that my system was infected with these 2 virus' and I need help removing them as I have read that they are very bad. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have attached and pasted what I believe is required. Thank you in advance!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:18:35, on 6/23/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\ASKUpgrade.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Luth Research\SavvyConnectFramework\bin\dtservice\JavaInvoke.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S40RP7.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\WJA Update Service\HPWJAUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

A:"Win32:Alureon-er" and "badcab-k" removal help needed!

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My computer is a Dell Dimensions 3000 and my OS is Windows XP.

I have had something I've never seen happen . . . when I turn on my computer, I get the message:

"Checking file system on C:
The volume is dirty.

CHKDSK is verifying files (State 1 of 3)...."

It continues to check other "stuf" (indexes, security descriptors). Once it completes a check of security descriptors, it speeds up and then I can log in. The computer seems to work OK. (I don't know where to find a log of the CHKDSK process).

I've checked the forums and read a variety of postings on this issue, but there is such a variety of discussion on it (and some of it is old) that I'm not sure if there's something I need to do from here.

Note: I have a MagicJack. The second time I got the "volume is dirty" screen, it happened after I turned my computer on & logged in. The computer locked up during the MagicJack loading process (this happens periodically) - couldn't do a task manager, couldn't manually turn off computer, so I pulled the plug, disconnected MagicJack and plugged it back in and turned the computer on. This is when I got the "volume is dirty" screen and the CHKDSK stuff.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I had to shut down my Dell Inspiron manually and now I can't turn it on again. If I try to start it normally it starts to check the file system and freezes up in stage 2 of 3 at 3%. It says, "volume is dirty".

When I try to start it in the safe mode it also freezes up. Can anyone help me? I have quite a bit of valuable info on the hard drive that I haven't been able to back up because I have been traveling. My XP CD is a long way away from where I am now.

Please help. All sugestions will be welcomed

A:"Volume is Dirty" message

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hope this query is in the right section -tried to use my LDS 1881 England Census CDs last night - but having problems with the Viewer.

I have V4 which up to now has worked perfectly - tried to re-install it
and I keep getting "Failed to extract file "Dll_ini" from binary table"
error message.

BUT no problems on my laptap which has the Viewer installed from the
same CD.

Have had a few problems with computer of late - it was in the workshop
3 weeks ago because of some corrupt Windows files - could that be the

Grateful for any advice, suggestions as to what to do!

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Hi, I kindof feel bad asking people to give me their time to help me with this problem, before I posted I did my own research and would have tried to fix it on my own but seems that someone with more knoweldge needs to look at the results of different tests being done so...Im hoping someone here can help.

Every computer in my house is getting about 45mbs download, except mine, which gets about 5mbs. Im guessing I am infected with something. I do have a couple programs installed that I got from torrent (Photoshop, Acrobat, and a couple others). In retrospect was probably a bad idea.

I am running windows 8.1

I have Webroot Antivirus which is always running.

I would really appreciate any help. Many thanks,


PS: below is my system info (strangly it says my virsu protection is Panda disabled...I had that a while ago but uninstalled it, fo a while I have had Webroot and just checked, it seems to be running.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2815 @ 1.86GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3966 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 455320 MB, Free - 102916 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X200MA
Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus, Disabled

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I'm running Windows XP SP 3. I have fake "Security Center Alert" popups and "Security Center" popups. A program called "Malware Defense" has also seemed to installed itself onto my computer. And I've just noticed porn icons appearing on my desktop. It's also disabled my Avira software.

GMER doesn't seem to run. I've clicked on it a couple of times but it doesn't seem to do anything. The DDS logs are attached/follows.

Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by zili at 23:28:31.96 on Wed 01/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.61.1033.18.1022.493 [GMT 11:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:"Security Center Alert" popups, "Malware Defense" self install

Let's try this version of gmer.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.

Click the image to enlarge it

In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked Sections
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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Windows does not recognize this code! so, what is it. I moved, set up my desktop, hooked up my HP color laserjet printer and it won't or can't install the drivers. this is the ERROR message.
"WindowsUpdate_800F0246" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

any help out there?


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WinXP Pro

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:17:10 AM, on 12/3/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://lookfor.cc/sp.php?pin=11111
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.astro.com/cgi/hk.cgi?cid=v1afilel2qirr-u1053452328&nh... Read more

A:HiJack Log re "files needed for Windows to run...replaced by unrecognized versions"

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I desperately need help to find some way of recovering an XP installation on a DELL Inspiron 6000 laptop.

The issue:

In trying to do a repair installation, I receive the message:

"The file ‘Asms’ on Windows XP Professional CD-ROM is needed. Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK. Copy files from: GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386"
I know from exploring this forum and microsoft support files that the installation is having difficulty reading the information on the disc. But none of the suggested fixes are viable because at this stage of the installation there is no keyboard or mouse functionality.

Shift+ F10 does not bring up a command prompt to edit the registry. Nor can I guide the installation to the correct path on the D: drive because I cannot type or access the path in any way.

The mouse and keyboard are functional in virtually any other state.


There is nothing wrong with the installation disc. I have used it successfully to install /and or repair XP on other machines. I have checked the folders by exploring the disc on other computer and it's all there and accessible.

The DVD/CD drive can be accessed when in the Recovery Console or when using a bootable recovery disc. I just can't understand it!.


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A:HELP! The file "asms" is needed in Windows XP repair installation

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First time poster; having an issue with a Windows XP repair installation.

More specifically, during the repair installation process I am presented with this error message:

"Files Needed

The file 'asms' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD is needed.

Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.

Copy files from: D:\ . . . "

Note that the Windows XP DVD includes Service Pack 2.

Also note that when the error message presents, the CD-ROM essentially goes dead. I cannot, for example, open the drive door. My initial reaction was that the CD drive went belly up at an inopportune time. This is not the case - when I reset, the drive becomes active again. Additionally, I have read online that this is a semi-spontaneous case of the CD-ROM not being able to communicate with the computer. I can't say that I really understand the how/why of what is happening here.

I made the mistake of shelling out the money to talk to a Microsoft IT guy. His (only) answer was that I would have to install a parallel copy of XP, transfer all of my data to an external drive (which I do not have) and then proceed with a format / fresh install.

Given that the machine was more or less running perfectly before this process (aside from occasional hanging issues on shut down, hence the repair), I would very much like to avoid the semi-expensive and time intensive process of the parallel install / format / reinstall (of everthing).

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A:Windows XP Repair Installion: "Files Needed . . .'asms'"

hiya,please read this maybe useful

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Two days ago my hard-drive went kaput for one reason and other. As I tried starting it, I did so by safe mode and it froze at mup.sys; Then, scouring the internet, I came across the idea to repair windows and when doing so encountered
"The file 'asms' on Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 is needed. Type the path...(drop down menu) H:/I386"Click to expand...

I did some more googling and encountered a post by our quite helpful moderator Elvandil at this link

http://forums.techguy.org/2119449-post2.htmlClick to expand...

Reading that, I attempted to delete the aforementioned items. None of them seemed to be there. Now I'm presented with the misfortune of needing to trouble the knowledgeable and helpful people of techguy for assistance.

Would anybody have insights as to why I'm receiving these issues when trying to repair my install? I use KeyPass and all my generated passwords are on there...I'd be devastated if I wasn't able to recover them.

I sincerely appreciate the help.

A:"The file.....Service Pack 1 is Needed" - Repairing Windows

Sounds like you are using an Old XP CD to attempt repair, you need a XP CD with SP1

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I have Windows XP 64-Bit. I keep getting the error "Load needed DLLs for kernel" when attempting to start up. I'm able to fix the problem with a repair installation of Windows, but after restarting Windows a few times, the error returns and I'm unable to startup Windows until I perform another repair installation.

Any ideas? I'm considering reformatting, but I'd ideally like to find another solution if possible.


A:"Load needed DLLs for kernel" on startup; returns after Windows reinstall

Hi have you tried running chkdsk How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

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I have Windows XP 64-Bit. I keep getting the error "Load needed DLLs for kernel" when attempting to start up. I'm able to fix the problem with a repair installation of Windows, but after restarting Windows a few times, the error returns and I'm unable to startup Windows until I perform another repair installation.

Things I have tried:
-ran ChkDsk (no errors found)
-ran SFC /scannow to replace any missing files using the Windows CD, did not prevent error from happening again

Have not tried reformatting, would like to avoid that if possible.

Thanks in advance!

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So I have this drive that did not want to boot up - now when I put it in my other computer and I boot I get the windows splash screen and than a CHKDSK process starts that I can't get around - it takes for ever and now seems to be stuck on Correcting errors in the Master File Table (MFT) mirror. It has been stuck here for some time.

All I want to do is boot right to my desktop and run some software I have to see if I can recover the data.

Any ideas of how to get access to his drive without having to go directly into this CHKDSK process. Or should I just wait and does the MFT take a long long time??


A:"Dirty" Drive?

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i have windows xp with service pack3.

all of a sudden today when i went to play a movie on media player 11 it said "data execution prevention" so after a little bit of googling i disabled it.

hoping my problem goes away but a new problem arises if i open it via a movie it says "windows explorer has experienced a problem and need to close" and simultaneously "windows media player has experienced a problem and needs to close", but when i play songs via media player it works flawlessly.

all this problem started when i downloaded a version of prison break and attempted to play it. checked the folder for anti virus using kaspersky internet security and it showed no virus. if i would open the folder it would show "windows explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close"
so fearing a virus i deleted the whole folder still to no avail and still facing the problem.

please help.

A:help needed "windows has encountered a problem and needs to close."

You should repost (since noone has answered earlier) in the Spyware section after reading and complying with the following;


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i need ur help with this guys. when i tried to reset my laptop, it read "could not find the files needed". mine is an Acer aspire V5, it didn't came with an installation disc or media, i know it should have a hidden partition for recovery, but i think the system is having trouble with it. i think a malware might have done this, i got malwarebytes, i tried norton online scan and eset online scan, but did not detect any. before this, i experienced my firefox browser icon on the taskbar progressing a download but cant see anything on downloads tab, i closed firefox several times, but it continued everytime i opened firefox, and it did finished its download. later i noticed explorer.exe is always having an established connection in TCPview, without me opening any apps. so i thought i really need to reset the computer, but this is my problem. i would really appreciate anyone's help. i've already run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth restore health on command prompt, but it showed no integrity violation.

A:Can't reset windows 8 "could not find the files needed"

There are several issues in your question that need to be addressed.

First, you say you are running Windows 8.0, you have not upgraded to 8.1?

Second, Explorer may have a connection for several reasons. Such things as being signed in with a Microsoft Account and not a Local user, or OneDrive, or even apps that are suspended and not actually shut down. But I would not do a Reset for that.

If Firefox is doing something online, you might try opening the Resource Monitor and check the Network Tab. If you put a check mark in the Firefox image, it will filter for just that and you might be able to see what it is doing. If it is downloading a file, doing the same process on the Disk tab might tell you where it is downloading to. It could just be one of its updates.

The problem with your system not wanting to Reset will depend on if you have updated to 8.1. If you have not deleted the Recovery Image partition, you should be able to see it in Disk Management. If it is there, open an Administrative Command prompt window and type reagentc /info to see if the image is registered on your system.

If you have an updated 8.1 install, a Reset will take you back to Windows 8, if it works, and a Refresh will not work unless you have made a Custom Refresh Image.

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I'm trying to use MBSA for my network (2 person business) but having trouble correcting the detected problems. On many of the notices the "How to correct" information is about older systems, and in many cases I can't find a correlation to my current
I have a network of 2 servers (a Primary DC and a Backup DC) running Server 2012 R2 and 2008 R2 respectively, 2 Domain workstations and 3 Workgroup PCs all running Windows 10 Professional.  I haven't had any problems securing the Domain Workstations
and the Workgroup PCs, but the Primary DC is a problem.
For example, one of my server applications is an electronic filing system called DocsVault, which, in its Server Side, uses SQL 2008, and one of the problems detected by MBSA is  "Enable password expiration for the SQL server accounts",
and when I click on the "How to correct" link, the instructions say to press click Start, point to Programs, and point to Microsoft SQL server 2005 and click SQL Server Management Studio. So (since Server 2012 R2 is based on Win 8.1) I dutifully
click Start, the "Down Arrow" to display all the programs, navigate to "Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and there's NOTHING resembling SQL Server Management Studio.  The next line in the "How to ..." says in the object Explorer pane
..., I selected every SQL item listed on the start menu but none opened a window with an object Explorer pane.
This is o... Read more

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The following was displayed in 'Automatic Repair' on startup:

"The operating system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors"
"amdkmafd.sys" "0xc000007b"

I had installed the new windows 10 anniversary update (1607) and after finally sorting out everything to my liking I decided to boot up Radeon Settings to see if there was an update for the driver from AMD.

I was greeted with a message saying that the AMD driver was either missing or wasn't working properly and that I should go to AMD to download and install the correct driver.

Obviously confused as to why it would be missing or had errors I continued to download AMD's auto driver detect tool and ran it.

In the 'checkbox' stage of AMD's auto detect tool I saw that under all the items was a message saying that no version of that item was installed which I found rather weird that the drivers don't exist and the culprit initially points to the windows update I just completed.

I continued with the install and it was at that point when I experienced the BSOD.
The computer didn't restart after the BSOD so after some waiting I restarted it manually.

It then booted into Automatic Repair and the obvious route after the computer won't start due to the missing or corrupted system driver would be to use a recovery disk or USB.
Sadly I have neither.
(I have restore points but obviously can't get to them)

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Ok, now I get another problem... When I click "install now", I get a msg box that is saying 'no device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK'

What should I do now?

A:When I click "install now", it's saying "No device drivers were found"

Is the HD showing in BIOS?

Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

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I get an error trying to install an update: "WindowsUpdate_80070103" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".  The title of it leads me to believe it is important to security.  Information I've seen related to this starts at the 'graduate program'
level of computer ability whereas I am in Kindergarten, having taken a solemn oath to never program again back in 1977.  Will someone please give me a keystroke-by-keystroke instruction on how to get this update to work?  Thanks!

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Can you clean install to a different partition (I got XP on C and planing putting Vista on D) with the "Upgrade" version of vista or no you cant.

Based on this:
Its not.

A:No "clean install" in "Upgrade" version of Vista

Ether you have to format your hd or put it over xp
P.S you need xp product coad if you clean install the hd

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My comp was messed up so I decided to clean reinstall xp pro, my hard drive was split into 3 partition, C, E backup and L photos and bits, at the point of the install were you decide,delete our make partitions, I decided to delete L as it was not needed and clean install onto C, leaving E with my docs and data, the install went fine, when I looked at my drives in admin tools the C is marked boot and E system, I was going to delete E and make new partitions, but because it marked as system, can not delete it. How did I do this and is there away to put it all back onto C, without reformatting.

A:Solved: partitions "boot" and "system" after xp install.

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