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Q: unable to run system restore/help/msconfig...unable to open files with MSword

Anybody, help! Quite desperate as this is affecting my work.

Sometime ago, I installed AGV as there seemed to be lil bugs in my comp that Norton could not get. AGV managed to detect and delete these bugs, but not all problems were solved. Norton's subscription was up and I was still quite peeved about Norton's inability to help...so I uninstalled it. Since then, there were more problems...

1) I'm unable to run help from Start...or msconfig from Start/Run or system restore. The error message is that it can't find the file. Even when I go to explorer to double-click the file directly, it still won't run.

2) I'm unable to open ANY file with MS word or powerpoint. It would say that the file is unavailable. It would also prompt me to replace existing normal.dot file. I'm unable to do the detect and repair, it would say error 1706...I do not have the installation CD with me anymore!

3) I'm unable to run any online virus scan (Trend, Panda...) even after I made changes to the security settings to allow for ActiveX.

4) I'm tried to reinstall Norton, but it can't run. It says 'CFGWIZ.EXE - Unable to locate component. . . . cctrust.dll was not found.'

I do run Spybot, Adaware, AGV, Winaso regularly.

Please help...thanks!

-Michelle-
I have made a scan and included logs from HijackThis and Silent Runners...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:16:25 PM, on 7/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.578\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = http://nkvd.us (obfuscated)
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
O2 - BHO: DownloadRedirect Class - {00000000-6CB0-410C-8C3D-8FA8D2011D0A} - C:\Program Files\iMesh\iMesh5\iMeshBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: Need2Find Bar BHO - {4D1C4E81-A32A-416b-BCDB-33B3EF3617D3} - C:\Program Files\Need2Find\bar\1.bin\ND2FNBAR.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Band Class - {CC378B83-9577-44D0-B4F8-0DD965E176FC} - C:\Program Files\eSyndicate\esyn.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /AUTORUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV CfgWiz] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\Cfgwiz.exe /R
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\Navapw32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Exif Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://ka.bar.need2find.com/KA/menusearch.html?p=KA
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra button: Share in Hello - {B13B4423-2647-4cfc-A4B3-C7D56CB83487} - C:\Program Files\Hello\PicasaCapture.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Share in H&ello - {B13B4423-2647-4cfc-A4B3-C7D56CB83487} - C:\Program Files\Hello\PicasaCapture.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Bridge - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/bt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Graffiti - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/grt5_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Literati - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/tt2_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {14B87622-7E19-4EA8-93B3-97215F77A6BC} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsPAClient.cab27571.cab
O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/LSSupCtl.cab
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} - http://software-dl.real.com/197327f80eb305cb8306/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab28578.cab
O16 - DPF: {91BE8DAC-957E-416C-B735-E2B63CDB915B} - http://www.myemessenger.com/activex/MyEMessengerSetupProject.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab27513.cab
O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://zone.msn.com/bingame/apop/default/popcaploader_v5.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.companion.yahoo.com/dl/toolbar/yiebio5_3_16_0.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/SolitaireShowdown.cab31267.cab
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: EPSON Printer Status Agent2 (EPSONStatusAgent2) - SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: TuneUp WinStyler Theme Service (TUWinStylerThemeSvc) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe

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"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 39, http://www.silentrunners.org/
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"
Startup items buried in registry:
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HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"ctfmon.exe" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [MS]
"SpybotSD TeaTimer" = "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe" ["Safer Networking Limited"]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"REGSHAVE" = "C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /AUTORUN" ["FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD."]
"HP Component Manager" = ""C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"" ["Hewlett-Packard Company"]
"NvCplDaemon" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup" [MS]
"nwiz" = "nwiz.exe /install" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"PHIME2002A" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName" [MS]
"PHIME2002ASync" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC" [MS]
"AVG7_CC" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
"AVG7_EMC" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
"SunJavaUpdateSched" = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]
"TkBellExe" = ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]
"QuickTime Task" = ""C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"iTunesHelper" = ""C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
"NAV CfgWiz" = "C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\Cfgwiz.exe /R" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"NAV Agent" = "C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\Navapw32.exe" [file not found]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{00000000-6CB0-410C-8C3D-8FA8D2011D0A}\(Default) = "DownloadRedirect Class" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\iMesh\iMesh5\iMeshBHO.dll" ["iMesh Ltd"]
{4D1C4E81-A32A-416b-BCDB-33B3EF3617D3}\(Default) = "Need2Find Bar BHO"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Need2Find\bar\1.bin\ND2FNBAR.DLL" ["Need2Find"]
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll" ["Safer Networking Limited"]
{AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}\(Default) = "Google Toolbar Helper" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]
{BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}\(Default) = "CNavExtBho Class" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]
{CC378B83-9577-44D0-B4F8-0DD965E176FC}\(Default) = "Band Class" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\eSyndicate\esyn.dll" [empty string]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
"{42071714-76d4-11d1-8b24-00a0c9068ff3}" = "Display Panning CPL Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "deskpan.dll" [file not found]
"{88895560-9AA2-1069-930E-00AA0030EBC8}" = "HyperTerminal Icon Ext"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hticons.dll" ["Hilgraeve, Inc."]
"{5E44E225-A408-11CF-B581-008029601108}" = "Adaptec DirectCD Shell Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Roxio\EASYCD~1\DirectCD\Shellex.dll" ["Roxio"]
"{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{E0D79305-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{E0D79306-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{E0D79307-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}" = "WinZip"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
"{F802F260-519B-11D1-BB5D-0060974C6013}" = "ICQ Shell Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQShExt.dll" ["ICQ"]
"{0006F045-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Outlook Custom Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OLKFSTUB.DLL" [MS]
"{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}" = "Microsoft Office HTML Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msohev.dll" [MS]
"{F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4}" = "Shell Extensions for RealOne Player"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Real\RealOne Player\rpshell.dll" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]
"{1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}" = "Desktop Explorer"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A47}" = "Desktop Explorer Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}" = "WinRAR shell extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]
"{7C5E74A0-D5E0-11D0-A9BF-E886A83B9BE5}" = "Context Menu Shell Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TAGREN~1\TRshell.dll" ["Softpointer Inc"]
"{FED7043D-346A-414D-ACD7-550D052499A7}" = "dBpowerAMP Music Converter 1"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpowerAMP\dBShell.dll" [empty string]
"{2C49B5D0-ACE7-4D17-9DF0-A254A6C5A0C5}" = "dBpowerAMP Music Converter"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpowerAMP\dMCShell.dll" [empty string]
"{00DF1F20-0849-A4D1-0239-00D0AF3E9CB0}" = "TuneUp Shredder Shell Context Menu Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = ""C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\sdshelex.dll"" ["TuneUp Software GmbH"]
"{9F97547E-4609-42C5-AE0C-81C61FFAEBC3}" = "AVG7 Shell Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgse.dll" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
"{9F97547E-460A-42C5-AE0C-81C61FFAEBC3}" = "AVG7 Find Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgse.dll" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
"{B9E1D2CB-CCFF-4AA6-9579-D7A4754030EF}" = "iTunes"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesMiniPlayer.dll" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Classes\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
AVG7 Shell Extension\(Default) = "{9F97547E-4609-42C5-AE0C-81C61FFAEBC3}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgse.dll" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
moveonboot_delete\(Default) = "{12B23346-6BD8-4812-BF8C-75E7C386ACB8}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\[email protected]\[email protected]\mboot.dll" ["Gibin Software House (http://www.gibinsoft.net)"]
SmartBackup\(Default) = "{447F3140-D081-11D1-AAC3-444553540000}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\JAMSOF~1\SMARTB~1\SBContext.dll" ["JAM Software"]
Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu\(Default) = "{5345A4D5-41EB-4A2F-9616-CE1D4F6C35B2}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]
TagRename_ContextMenu\(Default) = "{7C5E74A0-D5E0-11D0-A9BF-E886A83B9BE5}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TAGREN~1\TRshell.dll" ["Softpointer Inc"]
TuneUp Shredder\(Default) = "{00DF1F20-0849-A4D1-0239-00D0AF3E9CB0}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = ""C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\sdshelex.dll"" ["TuneUp Software GmbH"]
WinRAR\(Default) = "{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]
WinZip\(Default) = "{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
SmartBackup\(Default) = "{447F3140-D081-11D1-AAC3-444553540000}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\JAMSOF~1\SMARTB~1\SBContext.dll" ["JAM Software"]
TuneUp Shredder\(Default) = "{00DF1F20-0849-A4D1-0239-00D0AF3E9CB0}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = ""C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\sdshelex.dll"" ["TuneUp Software GmbH"]
WinRAR\(Default) = "{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]
WinZip\(Default) = "{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Classes\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\
AVG7 Shell Extension\(Default) = "{9F97547E-4609-42C5-AE0C-81C61FFAEBC3}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgse.dll" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
Symantec.Norton.Antivirus.IEContextMenu\(Default) = "{5345A4D5-41EB-4A2F-9616-CE1D4F6C35B2}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]
TagRename_ContextMenu\(Default) = "{7C5E74A0-D5E0-11D0-A9BF-E886A83B9BE5}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\TAGREN~1\TRshell.dll" ["Softpointer Inc"]
WinRAR\(Default) = "{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\rarext.dll" [null data]
WinZip\(Default) = "{E0D79304-84BE-11CE-9641-444553540000}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\WZSHLSTB.DLL" ["WinZip Computing, Inc."]
Active Desktop and Wallpaper:
-----------------------------

Active Desktop is disabled at this entry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellState

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"Wallpaper" = "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp"
Startup items in "user" & "All Users" startup folders:
------------------------------------------------------

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
"Digital Line Detect" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe" ["BVRP Software"]
"Exif Launcher" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe" ["FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD."]
"HP Digital Imaging Monitor" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe" ["Hewlett-Packard Co."]
"Microsoft Office" -> shortcut to: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE -b -l" [MS]
Enabled Scheduled Tasks:
------------------------

"1-Click Maintenance" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\SystemOptimizer.exe /schedulestart" ["TuneUp Software GmbH"]
Winsock2 Service Provider DLLs:
-------------------------------

Namespace Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
000000000001\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]
000000000002\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\winrnr.dll" [MS]
000000000003\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]

Transport Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
0000000000##\PackedCatalogItem (contains) DLL [Company Name], (at) ## range:
%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll [MS], 01 - 11
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 12 - 13
Toolbars, Explorer Bars, Extensions:
------------------------------------

Toolbars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\ShellBrowser\
"{42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}" = "Norton AntiVirus" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}" = "&Google" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\
"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}" = "&Google" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
"{42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}" = "Norton AntiVirus"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}" = "&Google" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]

Extensions (Tools menu items, main toolbar menu buttons)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
{08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}\
"MenuText" = "Sun Java Console"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBC}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll" ["Sun Microsystems, Inc."]

{6224F700-CBA3-4071-B251-47CB894244CD}\
"ButtonText" = "ICQ Pro"
"MenuText" = "ICQ"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.exe" ["ICQ Inc."]

{B13B4423-2647-4CFC-A4B3-C7D56CB83487}\
"ButtonText" = "Share in Hello"
"MenuText" = "Share in H&ello"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{B13B4423-2647-4cfc-A4B3-C7D56CB83487}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Hello\PicasaCapture.dll" ["Picasa, Inc."]

{FB5F1910-F110-11D2-BB9E-00C04F795683}\
"ButtonText" = "Messenger"
"MenuText" = "Windows Messenger"
"Exec" = "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" [MS]
Miscellaneous IE Hijack Points
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HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs\

Missing lines (compared with English-language version):
HIJACK WARNING! "TuneUp" = "file://C|/Documents and Settings/All Users/Application Data/TuneUp Software/Common/base.css" [file not found]
Running Services (Display Name, Service Name, Path {Service DLL}):
------------------------------------------------------------------

AVG7 Alert Manager Server, Avg7Alrt, "C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
AVG7 Update Service, Avg7UpdSvc, "C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe" ["GRISOFT, s.r.o."]
EPSON Printer Status Agent2, EPSONStatusAgent2, "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe" ["SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION"]
iPod Service, iPodService, ""C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe"" ["Apple Computer, Inc."]
Machine Debug Manager, MDM, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe"" [MS]
NVIDIA Display Driver Service, NVSvc, "C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
SymWMI Service, SymWSC, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Windows User Mode Driver Framework, UMWdf, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe" [MS]
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+ This report excludes default entries except where indicated.
+ To see *everywhere* the script checks and *everything* it finds,
launch it from a command prompt or a shortcut with the -all parameter.
+ The search for DESKTOP.INI DLL launch points on all local fixed drives
took 227 seconds.
+ The search for all Registry CLSIDs containing dormant Explorer Bars
took 14 seconds.
---------- (total run time: 286 seconds)

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Preferred Solution: unable to run system restore/help/msconfig...unable to open files with MSword

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 102.8

Hi all, here's some more problems from me. For years now, I have not been able to set a system restore point. Yes, I know, bad. I haven't always been very computer-savvy (even less than now!) When I try to set a point, I get this error message: "System restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer and try system restore again." Restarting doesnt help and yes, I have it enabled and running and same goes for task scheduler. I have had malware problems that took me ages to fix, so I need this more than ever to run.

Next issue: I cannot open Microsoft HTML Help files. When I try double clicking nothing happens. I fiddled with the registry not long ago, when I thought I knew what I was doing and may have screwed this up in the process. Any pointers?

Thanks for any help.

A:Unable to set a System Restore Point and cant open HTML Help files

Mmm, there is malware that can make such changes, that remain, even after you clean up. But this kind of problems can also be caused by messing with the registry. You can try an XP roll-back installation. By doing so, all original windows files will be set back. You will loose all updates and service packs installed after your xp-install. For exemple, if your CD is XP home SP1, you will go back to that version and have to download/install all updates that came after that release.
However you will not loose any personal files/programs.
After your computer is started, just put the XP-cd in the CD-drive, run the cd and choose install xp. I dont know if this works when your computer came with a manufacturer-CD however.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 94.4

My Dell inspiron 1300, takes forever to boot and even longer to shut down and runs crappily in between, frequently freezing up, and I can't even access the task manager as a message returns that "this link is unavailable". The system restore tab is greyed out in the Systems manager and not avaiable under Programs/Accessories/System Tools.
Set out below is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:55:35 PM, on 8/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
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A:Unable to access Msconfig, sytem restore, Run menu, Task manager and system lousy.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 90

My computer is no longer able to read or write to a DVD, either the one installed in my desktop or an external one. When I try to open a DVD I get a screen showing files ready to be written to disc with a desktop ini file shown. When I try to record a disc I get a message that windows was unable to complete the format. My first thought was to do a system restore to an earlier date, but system restore won't open. I have done deep scans with both Avast and Malwarebytes, and neither discovered a virus. I have tried opening the computer in safe mode, but get the same results there. Two days of unsuccessfully trying every solution I've googled and also purchasing regcure pro have left me extremely frustrated. I have a system repair disc made several months ago, but with the DVD player not working I'm facing a catch 22 situation. I'm hoping to be able to resolve this without doing a complete system restore, but in restrospect I would have probably spent less time doing that than wrestling with the problem as I have over the past two days. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to open system restore

If your PC can boot from a USB stick, then download Windows 7 Repair Disk x64 iso from Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

Then create a bootable USB with rufus/yumi or any other bootable usb creator software.

If you use YUMI, don't put any spaces in filename, select Unsupported ISO (grub and ram) from the dropdown menu (scroll all the way down) and later edit the menu.lst file (there may be 2, just check which one has the Repair Disk entry) to be similar to the below:

title Windows 7 64-bit Repair Disc
find --set-root /multiboot/ISOS/<yourISOname>
map (hd1) (hd0)
map /multiboot/ISOS/<yourISOname> (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
chainloader /BOOTMGR

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RELEVANCY SCORE 90

I`m sorry I can`t dl utility. I`m contacting you on cell (not smart) so I`m limited. I removed "Real Player" from my laptop then used cc registry cleaner (didn`t know it was a no no) . I`ve used it before without a hitch but, not this time! Now I cant open ANYthing. I cant start in safe mode to restore sys. I`m not computer smart at all. Although, my laptop is my life. If I need to reinstall OC, what do I need to do. I`ve tried everything I know but, I`m sure yooou can tell me how to fix it LOL. Please any help would be a God sent. Thank You so much and God Bless.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 89.2

Hi there.

Last night, I foolishly forgot to disable automatic updates and when I woke up to use my computer in the morning, alas, a magnitude of drivers suddenly stopped working. I quickly turned to a system restore, but that's when things somehow got worse.

Now, when I boot up my machine, it can launch any base application included in Windows, such as Task Manager, Calculator, Explorer, etc. However, if I try to open any application such as Firefox or Skype, the process will appear briefly in the 'processes' tab in Task Manager, and then quickly disappear.

Thankfully, all my drivers appear to work as they used to, but I simply can't run any applications other than pre-packaged Windows programs.

I'm quite positive I don't have a virus. I fear that it may be a registry corruption, in which case I do not have the available discs to perform a system repair. I only have my OEM disc.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

A:Unable to open programs after system restore

Have you tired to boot into Safe Mode, then undo the last restore?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.4

hi, i think i have a virus on my computer, it happened a couple of days ago, i've messed around with it a little but with no joy, i had error msg's so tried to do a system restore but got this msg c:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe the extended tributes are inconsistent, i had errors with norton so tried to uninstall then reinstall it but i'm now unable to install this, i'm also unable to do much with the computer, can anyone please offer any advice? i'm ready for any question, thanks very much.

A:Virus? - unable to to do system restore or open many programs

The standard recommendation would be to download, update, and run Malwarebytes:

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88

i!
 
Normally I feel like I am able to ward off viruses on my own but this time I feel like I have encountered something much more serious than something I can take on alone, so any help would be much appreciated!
 
System:
Dell Studio 17
Windows 7 64bit (SP1) (problem is with Windows partition)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
 
 
Problem Summary:
-Had a virus popup telling me I had to pay X dollars. Immediately closed browser and restarted computer.
-Scanned with Malwarebytes. Results found 4 threats, all of which I selected to remove.
-Restarted computer, after which I am now unable to open virtually any programs or files. Behaves like an account permissions issue
-Tried a system restore in safe mode to the most recent time when everything was working, but this did not solve problem
 
Detailed Description:
The other day I got one of those popups telling me that "I had been accused of illegal browing activity" or something, which I had not been. It said that in order to avoid dealing with the law, I had to pay so much money. I restarted my computer and planned on removing the virus.
 
After restarting I was still able to open files and programs; in fact I was a little behind on my firewall updates (mistake, I know) so I decided to update that first. Updated, restarted, everything was fine.
 
Then I ran a Malwarebytes full scan which detected 4 threats. I don't remembrer the names, but two were registry problems, one... Read more

A:Unable to open files or programs, initial attempt at Sys Restore did not help

Download Minitoolbox - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Start the application.Set ticks everywhere.Click GO button.After scanning is done a log will appear.Save and attach it here.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 85.6

I am desperate for help. Can anybody help me with an idiot proof step by step guide of how to restore my pc to happier times? It got infected with various virusses and malware inc google re-direct and I ended up with palladium pro rendering it useless. . . I have xp home edition. Used bleeping computer for step by step instructions of how to remove and was successfull... after a few days allsorts of popups, security warnings and redirect issues were back again which system restore got over (or so I thought). All this has come from me installing microsoft security essentials I beleive? I can no longer get on the internet, system restore now fails and I can't add/remove programs either?? Malwarebytes full scan shows 0 infected files. . . Is there anything I can do. Only have limited internet access through my mobile phone. Thanks in advance!

A:system restore failing, internet explorer won't open, unable to add/remove programs??

The assumption by many...that the effects of malware can be easily overcome and the system returned to happier days...just is not true.

In addition to file damage which may have directly inflicted by the malware...there is always the possiblity that key files have been damaged during efforts to troubleshoot and remove known/detected malware itesm.

System manufacturer and model, please?

Do you have any Windows installation CDs?

Louis

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

I'm using winxp and when I tried to go to task manager and msconfig I get the window for a sec. then nothing. What can I do to fix the problem. Thanks. Willie

A:unable to open task manager and msconfig

greetings
you had better run a virus scan
spybot - adaware se -housecall - then ewido ..free links below
good luck post back

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.8

Hi,
Question Re: XPS 8700 with Windows 8.1.  if computer is no longer able to boot into Windows.
And Restore is not able to correct issue. 
And Refresh is unable to correct issue.
But Dell Backup and Recovery indicates no issues were found and now asks to Reinstall Operating System.
is Installation Restore/Original Image Media required to complete the Reinstallation usind Dell Backup and Recovery?
Alternatively if the Reset My PC option is used is Installation media required?
Thanks.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 78.4

Hi,

Please could you check this log file for any problems, i cannot use system restore, msconfig, or windows help, loads of problems,
thanks

i used hijack this and include the followingLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:02:33, on 19/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\John\My Documents\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\John\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directo... Read more

A:System restore, msconfig, help files all not working

anyone spot anything, is the line O20 - AppInit_DLLs: interceptor.dll anything to worry about , i dont know what that is?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 77.6

Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates, Clicking On The Back Arrow On The Restore Calender Is Not Working

Hello Ashakins and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :Please don't run 2 active virusscanners at once, make a choice and remove the other one completely through Control Panel > Software, along with SweetIM.1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit Hij... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hello everyone, not sure why but I get an error every time I open the System Restore. I rarely have to use a restore point as I regularly maintain my computer and check for viruses and malware, but I would like to have the option just in case. When I open System Properties, and click the System Protection tab, I get this error and am unable to create a Restore Point. Attached is a screenshot and a DxDiag.txt. Any insight to this problem would be helpful, perhaps I have some windows feature disabled that I might need enabled, I am not sure. I recently did a complete reformat of my hard drive and a fresh install of Windows, maybe two months ago, and somewhere along the line I must have removed/disabled something I need for System Restore. Even third party maintenance software is unable to create restore points, such as TuneUp Utilities 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, and UVK. I'm sure the fix for this is simple, I am just unaware of it. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?

System Restore Error 0x81000203 (Below solution at end of this mesage did not work)

Here is some other info as well including the Turbo mode problem

System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hey guys, need some help with a big problem I'm just experiencing.

Today I was going around my PC, messing around with some printer sharing when I came across a program while I was searching on the Internet called System Accelerator (or close enough). I didn't see any reviews or anything saying it was bad (and I even searched) so I downloaded it and installed it. Immediately after I noticed problems. My printer sharing box froze and stuck. Wouldn't unfreeze so I was going to open task manager and close it, when I get this little surprise, "Administrator has diabled task manager". Well I sit pondering whats happening (yes I am admin on my PC, only user) and decide to restart. As soon as I restart I get a message at the login screen (btw now would be a good time to say I'm running win XP and win 7 dual boot, and the boot menu is Win 7 default so I can't do safe mode in XP). Just a casual "memory could not be read (numbers and letters go here)". I don't worry about it and login with my password. It boots up to desktop and after everything loads, I get this great little package on my desktop, "WARNING, there may be spyware on your system" (or somthing of the sort), and I get this little neat (more like extremely annoying) icon in my taskbar (way bottom right) shaped like a red circle w/ an X in the middle. It beeps every minute and sends me to this website on this virus software (forgot the name it was like Antivirus XP or something), I don'... Read more

A:Unable to Restore or open Task Mgr

You are infected for sure and need help from the virus/spyware/trojan forum. Follow the instructions here and post the required information in that forum. Good luck.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Hey guys, need some help with a big problem I'm just experiencing.

Today I was going around my PC, messing around with some printer sharing when I came across a program while I was searching on the Internet called System Accelerator (or close enough). I didn't see any reviews or anything saying it was bad (and I even searched) so I downloaded it and installed it. Immediately after I noticed problems. My printer sharing box froze and stuck. Wouldn't unfreeze so I was going to open task manager and close it, when I get this little surprise, "Administrator has disabled task manager". Well I sit pondering whats happening (yes I am admin on my PC, only user) and decide to restart. As soon as I restart I get a message at the login screen of XP (btw now would be a good time to say I'm running win XP and win 7 dual boot, and the boot menu is Win 7 default so I can't do safe mode in XP). Just a casual "memory could not be written (numbers and letters go here)". I don't worry about it, but do remember it says services.exe in the top left corner, and login with my password. It boots up to desktop and after everything loads, I get this great little package on my desktop, "WARNING, there may be spyware on your system" (or somthing of the sort), and I get this little neat (more like extremely annoying) icon in my taskbar (way bottom right) shaped like a red circle w/ an X in the middle. It beeps every minute and sends me to this website on this virus softwa... Read more

A:Unable to Restore or open Task Mgr

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Windows 7 is still a BETA product, and as such our tools would not yet be compatible with it. I would recommend that you try System Restore, if it's available to you.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Win XP Home SP2

I am having problems with system restore. When I try to open system restore and restore my system to a previous time, i get this message:

SYSTEM RESTORE IS NOT ABLE TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER. PLEASE RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN RUN SYSTEM RESTORE AGAIN.

When I do just that, the same message comes up again and again.

I next go to the control panel and open up the system properties window. Under the tab System Restore I try to check the box: TURN OF SYSTEM RESTORE FOR ALL DRIVES. I do this to try to clear out the cache or restore points and I get the following message:

YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO TURN OF SYSTEM RESTORE. IF YOU CONTINUE ALL EXISTING RESTORE POINTS WILL BE DELETED, AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRACK AND UNDO CHANGES MADE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

DO YOU WISH TO TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE?

When I hit yes, i get:

SYSTEM RESTORE ENCOUNTERED AN ERROR TRYING TO ENABLE/DISABLE ONE OR MORE DRIVES. PLEASE RESTART YOU MACHING AND TRY AGAIN.

So I restart and the same thing again.

Next I try to disable each of the 2 drives that I have, one by one. My OS is on C: and my storage disk is D: I try to disable D: first and get the following:

STORAGE (D IS THE SYSTEM DRIVE. YOU CANNOT TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE ON THIS DRIVE WITHOUT TURNING IR OFF ON ALL DRIVES. TO DO THIS, CLICK OK OR CANCEL TO RETURN TO THE SYSTEM RESTORE TAB.

I hit cancel and select the settings for C: and get the following message when I try to disable system restore:

WINDOWS XP (C

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A:Solved: System Restore Problems - Unable to Restore

To fix the problem try disabling System Restore temporarily.

By checking "Turn off System Restore" in the Control Panel.

Reboot, then enable it, and reboot again.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

Hi,
On a domain Windows 7 computer where several users log in for work, there is a user who is unable to open/restore/maximise windows explorer. All other user account on this computer don't an issue with Windows Explorer.
Help!!!

Harry
 

A:Unable to open/restore/maximise windows explorer

sounds like a corrupt profile. try creating a new profile for the user, don't delete the old one, and see if that works. but first, have the user go to another computer and see if his profile works there. if that doesn't work, the user may have a problem with permissions, did it ever work for the user? just had a thought, you need to get on the server and check the proup policy settings for that user before doing anything else, then try the other computer, then try the new profile. sorry for the confusion, it's been a couple of months since i worked on active directory.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 73.2

on recent boot up i was surprised to see a different but familiar desktop =. one that i used before. also the system was acting strangely and very sluggish. i suspected a problem with recent downloads and tried the system restore. there was only one available restore date even though the OS has been running for six months.
i tried this restore point but got message "unable to restore to this date- no changes have been made " i can not find a way to increase the number of automatic restore points.. i then did an error check and defrag and system seems to be OK now but am puzzled with system restore function..
would appreciate any suggestions.......
 

A:XP Prof. ser pak 3 system restore unable to restore

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

I'm running a new windows 7 on a 64-bit computer and I have a file called rzr.exe that i must have downloaded yesterday. I can't run system restore to previous day (or any other day). My computer has slowed to a crawl! It's only 2 weeks old. Please help.
Gabe

A:unable to run system restore

rzr.exe is a malware, you have to remove it using a spyware software like Prevx.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Hey, yesterday I got a ton of trojans trying to download a movie and its the kind of trojan that is like "Antivir 2010" or something and it says that your computer is infected but that program is actually the virus. Well since I got that I ran Malware Bytes/AVG and Spybot and Auslogics Boostspeed/Disk Defrag, to try and get rid of any problems possible. I even tried to do a System restore but it says
"System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.
Details: An unspecified error has occured during system restore."
So I tried to run my computer in safe mode, and after I press F8 during start up, nothing happens. My computer video just seems to freeze and I can't see anything to choose the "safe mode" option.
On top of that, all of my internet browsers don't work besides Mozilla Firefox due to some issue with Proxy Servers.
It says this when I try and use Safari - "Safari can&#8217;t open the page &#8220;http://www.yahoo.com/&#8221;. The error is: &#8220;There was a problem communicating with the web proxy server (HTTP).&#8221; (CFURLErrorDomain:306) Please choose Help > Report Bugs to Apple, note the error number, and describe what you did before you saw this message."

My computer seems to be generally running slower, some websites will not load, and i get 3 RunDLL errors when I start up my computer.
Error 1- "Error loading gpncp.dll, T... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Well, unfortunately, I?m having the same problem of PaulyC.
"show more restore points dates" IS checked but it does not show anything before 16 december, TWO days ago.
I really need to restore to 14 december (4 days ago).
Any help, please?

A:Unable to restore system

Do you actually have a restore point from Dec. 14

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I was having some problems with a new printer i bought so i spoke to the helpline and they accessed my computer remotely. I am not entirely sure what they did, I thing he went in to MSconfig and enabled all the programs in the start up list. By the end of it the printer would still not work and the computer was running really slow. The loading timer is often showing and now the system restore won't work, the restore points are still there but when i try do the restore it is unable to do it. Also the windows add or remove programs doesn't work. I have a new printer now and it is working fine but i am just wondering why the system restore won't work. I have gone through the startup list and disabled uneccessary programs

A:Unable to do system restore

Did you ask...the person who "helped" you...just what was done and why?
 
Did you inform her/him of your subsequent appearance of your SR problem?
 
Louis

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

hi, hoping i can be helped with this problem.

when i open add/remove programmes it can take up to 45 secs for the main window to open & another 30 secs to populate the list.

also when i open any folder like my docs/pics etc it takes quite a while for the icons to appear within the folder.

i have just tried to system restore but i am being told that it 'cannot restore to a previous point'

does this sound as if i have a virus or another problem?

i am running windows xp sp3, 1GB ram, 80 GB HDD.

here is my HJT file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:28:28, on 25/08/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:unable to system restore

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I also am unable to use the system restore, when right click on sr.inf folder it says to install service pak 2 disk, my original disk did not have the service pak 2. What is the highlighted item in box inf386? can I use that?

A:unable to use system restore

What you would have to do is slipstream service pack 2 into the install disk. What kind of install disk do you have?

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I have got a virus via msn messenger and have tried to system restore to yesterday, the cladender comes up and i can click on todays date but no other dates. Apparently they are all supposed to be in bold but only todays date is. Please help me i cannot system restore and im worried about the virus.
 

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I cannot use system restore and was told by a friend I might find help here. When I use spybot search and destroy and ad aware SE I am told system is clean. I believe I might have a bug in my registry. Here is latest hijack this log file.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:02:46 AM, on 1/17/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\... Read more

A:Unable To Use System Restore

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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I previously installed Daemon Tools Lite, and somehow this managed to convert all my image files into Microsoft Photo extensions.

I tried to right-click, and open with another program. As a wild guess, I tried Internet Explorer. See attached image.

Even though I uninstalled Daemon Tools Light, this problem persists.


I would like to do a system restore, but the anti-virus software seems to be preventing this. I have Malwarebytes Premium, which I turned off.

Windows Defender is also on the system, and I turned that off as well.

So how can I get the System to Restore to a earlier time point?

Thanks,

cashcqshel

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hi folks ... my comp has become a little sluggish soo i tried system restore (which has worked perfectly before) BUT I AM UNABLE TO COMPLETE SYSTEM RESTORE .. I HAVE EVEN TRIED IN SAFE MODE . AND ALWAYS ON BOLD CHECKPOINTS .. BOTH ( soz for caps pinnged wrong key)!! methods go through the sequence fully and restert but i get final message in restore box system saying"unable to restore" any help appreciated thanks cal
 

A:unable to system restore

Hi and welcome. Are you logged in as an administrator? Also, have you turned off any anti virus programs? Or any other programs that prevent registry changes?
 

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I have a Compaq Presario desktop computer, Model number SR1620NX. It has Windows XP on it. This computer is quite old, but was working fairly well for basic things like Word, Basic Internet research etc.... It was put away for several weeks while moving, when plugged back in and turned on it stops at a black screen with blinking cursor on top left corner. Went to compaq website and the instructions there are to preform a system restoration by pressing F10 at start up and restoring system. I've tried that but at start up i press F10 but it will not go to system restoration.... i can press esc and go to boot menu and i can press F1 for setup menu but when i press F10 it does nothing. Anything will help thanks!
 

A:Unable to Restore System

The problem that makes it fail to boot will probably prevent recovery, too.

Chances are good that something came loose in the moving. Open it up, check the RAM sticks, cables on both ends, cards in slots, and anything else you see that could have come loose.
 

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Hi Folks,I am unable to do system restore, After trying i get message stateing, unable to restore try different restore point, which i have tried with the same results, However i am able to restore in safe mode, I dont know if they are connected, but when i go into task scheduler a popup box states, the task image is corrupt or has been tampered with, I have tried deleting user feed, then typing in cmd msfeedssync enable, but does not help, I do have vista repair disc's would that be my best bet at this point, any help would be appreciated, Thanks.patch41. HP vista premium 32-bit

A:Unable to do system restore

Start with a test. Make a restore point now, From another user account.
Does it work?

If no, try clean boot to find the problem
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

I have windows 7, when I try to set a restore point I receive "an unexpected system error" refer to (0x80042302)
please help I don't know what these numbers mean,how do I restore my system to a previous operating date in time?
 

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For some reason when trying, I am not able to turn on system restore. When I get to the menu, everything is grayed out and it won't let me click anything. I am an administrator, so I am wondering why I'm not able to change it....

A:Unable To use System Restore

Hey, can you please go through the following threads?Link 1Link 2They should be of some help in this regard.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Hi folks,
when i try to do a system restore, and after it going through the motions and restarting, I get a popup box stating, an unspecified error occurred during system restore try a different restore point, I have tried three different restore points with the same results, Any suggestions would be appreciated,thanks. Patch41.

A:Unable to system restore

Have you tried running it in Safe mode?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Hi all,
I have recently had to reinstall vista on my laptop but I have a problem reinstalling all of my files to their original location from an external hard drive. I used the vista backup and restore centre feature to backup the files, but I can't restore the files using the restore feature. the files are definitely on the external hard drive at different backup dates but I keep getting a message that the backup files can't be found-check your hardware configuration or restore from a different backup (0x8100001A). can anyone help please as nothing seems to be working although to my own admission I'm not very good with computers. why can't Microsoft make things easy for people like me. what could be simpler than a backup button to back up files and a restore button to restore them.

despairingly

BRO

A:Unable to restore files from backup

Hello BRO,
Take a look at this item, it may help.

Error message when you use the Restore Files option to restore a backup file on a Windows Vista-based computer: "The restore did not finish successfully. Error code: 0x8100001A"

Good luck and post your results.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

A friend emailed me some .rtf type documents. The first one opened fine, MSword apparently converted the rich text format with no problem.

The other 4 she sent will not open. I get this error message:

Word cannot open the document
Try one or more of the following
*On the file menu click open to open the document
*Make sure the document has a .doc extension
(C:\MYDOCUMENTS\ACIM\SPECIALMESSAGES.RTF)

Sometimes instead of giving this message it gives me the "MSWord has done an illegal operation and will be shut down...."

I have Microsoft Word 97
Thank you for your assistance.

Donna
 

A:MSWord won't open rtf files

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I just recently installed the Windows 8.1 update earlier today. Immediately after the required restart, my computer has not been working properly. As soon as I log on, the desktop flashes back and forth from the desktop picture to the color of the menu background. It flashes back and forth pretty quickly and while this is happeneing I can't perform any functions. When I try clicking on the internet or anything else it is nonresponsive. I tried doing a system restore but after my computer restarted it said the restore was unsuccessful. I tried it again, as well as trying it from a different restore point but neither would work. I then attempted to restart my computer in safe mode but immediately got a pop up saying: "The instruction at 0x35f7649c referenced memory at 0x35f7649c. The memory could not be rewritten. Click OK to terminate the program." After clicking OK, the popup immediately came back and neither clicking OK or pressing the X in the upper right would make it go away and it would just immediatley pop back up and I could not click on anything else while it was up. Also while in safe mode, my desktop shortcuts and desktop picture were again flashing. I'm concerned I have a virus but not exactly sure how I got it or how to fix it. I have Webroot installed and it alerted me to a potential virus a couple days ago but when I tried to fix it, it said something about my product key expiring it and since it wasn't causing my any problems I ignored it. I also have... Read more

A:Flashing desktop, unable to restore, unable to safe mode

Sounds like incorrect Video driver installed.

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Hi all... well, after folks from this forum spent countless hours helping me resolve 'every known registry issue to mankind' found on my old HP Pavillion, I finally went and did the right thing...

I got myself a NEW computer!

Anyway, after installing MS Office 2007 in the new pc, I then used my memory stick to transfer "squillions of MSWord 2003 docs from my old computer to the new one".

I knew I would have to go through some sort of procedure to be able to "read" the MSWord 2003 docs in MSWord 2007"... but after a day and a half of "TRYING"... I have given up trying to figure it out and am turning to my friends on this board to guide me.

At this point in time, when I try and open a (transferred) MSWord 2003 doc in my new computer, instead of seeing text all I see are symbols and weird looking gobblygook!!!

I then click on my MS Office symbol up in the top-left-hand corner and click on "Save As"...and then Save As 1997 - 2003 MSWord doc".

I then close out the window and click on the "saved" doc on my desktop... it opens still in the unreadable "gobblygook / weird symbol" format.

I then click on CONVERT... but in all fairness, I don't know what I am doing and I am completely confused by all of this.

I tried "Googling the problem" to see if there was an A - Z path that I could follow that would solve things for me... but like 99.999% of A - Z paths, they've never A - Z!
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A:Help Needed getting MSWord 2003 docs to open in MSWord 2007

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i've had an episode of viruses,malwares and spywares attack recently, which i thought to be settled already after several efforts cleaning them from my system with kaspersky internet security,super antispywares,Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwares,Dr.Web CureIt and ATF Cleanerbut maybe my computer is not free of them yet, after all..the thing is i notice several peculiar things currently..1.i am unable to access system restore..that is, everytime i click on the system restore tab in control panel, a blank window appear..nothing's written on it, it's just white, empty..2.this may/may not be related to the problem above(but i believe it is)..i noticed that i can't use my windows media player anymore(i can't even run the program) ...besides,my yahoo messenger also can't be used now, in which i can't see what i & whoever i'm chatting with wrote..i mean the chatting windows are always blank, and it's the same case with the offline messages windows(it's blank too)....all these problems still persist despite my attempts uninstalling and reinstalling these 2 softwaresin addition,i've ask for help in this site previously, on another topic: Am I infected? What do I do?..http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/195376/unable-to-access-system-restore/many viruses and malwares had been removed in the process..however, since the problems are still unsolved, i've been suggested to ask here..thank you in advance to anyone who can help me to solve these problems and these are my DDS logs

A:help!unable to access system restore

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

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Recently my computer was infected with malwares and some of them were detected and removed. And when attempting to do system restore it restarts automatically after giving a message (screen shot attached). Kaspersky components like proactive defense are disabled.

A:unable to perform system restore

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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I recently was assisted in removing malware/spyware from my computer. When I was instructed to turn off system restore and reset a new start point I found that System Restore was all ready Off and not monitoring and of my drives. I was unable to untick the box, receiving the following message:

"System Restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. Please restart your machine and try again."

I restarted 3 times and still could not change the setting.

I launched Super Anti Spyware and tried to fix the issue through that program but it was unsuccessful.

I then checked services.msc to see if it was set to automatic, and it was. When I clicked start I received the following message:

"The System Restore Service service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services top automatically if they have no waork to do, for example, the Perfomance Logs and Alerts service"

I only have my original Win XP CD with no service packs. I have updated to SP3 via Windows Update.

I have 2 hard drives: 1st is 160gig with over 80% free (Drive C) 2nd is 40gig partitioned into 2 20gig sectors (D & E) D has 20% free and E has 50% free.

Any assitance with this issue would be appreciated. I hope I have included enough info to get started.

Zaxdad

A:Unable to turn on System Restore

Try running this scan:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

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I've even reformatted and I still can't access it.
Whenever I try, it gives me this:

There was an unexpected error:
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
(0x8007007B)
System Restore will now close.

A:Unable to access system restore

Take a look at this article.

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...40A68F5B2844E1

Paul

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I tried to do a system restore because I suspect something has corrupted. I tried two different points allowed in System Restore and both times the PC went through the process and then I get a message saying it could not restore to that point and that nothing was changed.

One of the issues I am facing is when I press crtl, alt & delete, the box that usually appears (Windows task Manager) doesn't anymore. All I get is a box that tells me what is running. (I hope this makes sense)
Thanks, John
 

A:Solved: Unable to do a system restore (XP)

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Having major problems with my PC Windows XP Home and been advised by a member to ask for help from this forum. Here goes with the difficulty.
Started with a lot of activity inside the PC and running very slow. Tried a System Restore to a new date , but kept coming up "System Restore is unable to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again". Did this in Normal and Safe Mode with the same reply. In safe Mode I'm unable to run "Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware" or any Virus removers including "SpyBot Search and Destroy". Egg timer shows, but no fire up to start. PC also bleeps on showing a task. Not 100% computer literate so may be missing something obvious. Any help appreciated.

Best wishes frrom,

Gibson8206.

A:Unable To System Restore On Windows XP.

Anyone help on this problem please. Thankyou and
Best wishes from,

Gibson8206.

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I don't know if this was an issue before installing SP1, but afterward I happened to notice it. I went to Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > System Properties > System Protection. The list of available drives looked like this:






Quote:
RECOVERY
(F: ) Iomega HDD
(C: ) OS (System)
OS (C: ) (Missing)


The "missing" item is a little odd, but I then did the following:
Clicked (C: ) OS (System)
Clicked the Configure... button where it says "Configure restore settings, manage disk space, and delete restore points"
Chose "Restore system setting and previous versions of files"
Moved the "Max Usage" slider to 12%
Clicked Apply
And this error popped up:






Quote:
There was an unexpected error in the property page:
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
(0x8007007B)

Please close the property page and try again.


I rebooted and tried again, with the same result.

Any idea what's going on?

A:Unable to activate System Restore

Hi Cbiweb

Can you upload an image of your disk management

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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