Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

Q: just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

I built a computer 2 days ago (Tuesday) with the help of a guy I know. It has an ASUS P5N-D motherboard, an NVidia graphics card ( forgot the model, but has 512 Mb), a 1Tb seagate SATA hdd, forgot what the DVD-CD Burner was, an LG775 Dual-Core Intel Processor, 2x2 Gb of RAM, a 600W power supply, and 6 decent fans between it all (2 on the case, 1 on the power supply, a on the CPU, 1 on the motherboard, and 1 on the video card). When I installed xp SP3 and installed the drivers, the hdd was conflicting with the motherboard driver and the guy found a patch for the driver which fixed the problem. Last night though (Wednesday), I had been installing software all day long (such as photoshop, WoW, etc.). I was letting the WoW patches download (950 Mb), and a couple of other downloads finish over night, but I decided to make it sleep overnight. This morning however, It froze I guess mid-start and I had to restart it. I tried to start WoW and firefox and they would load in the task manager, but get nowhere (WoW was sitting at 76 b, and firefox at 3,260Kb). I restarted one more time, then they wouldn't load at all, I ran a scan with AVG 8.0 free, bu I had it shut down after it finished since I was gonna be gone all day. Now I can't find where it would save a log of the results, and it isn't even running now, background processes in the task manager won't even fully load. When I try to start ANY program now, it won't even start loading in the task manager. When I end a process, it doesn't disappear and keeps running. I'm pretty sure I haven't downloaded anything that could possibly contain a virus... Can anyone help me?

Preferred Solution: just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

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.)

A: just built a computer, now it won't run anything and seems to be getting worse!

Hi !

What's the exact brand and model of the video card (nvidia is the chip maker, not the manufacturer) and what's the exact brand and model of the power supply ?

Enter the BIOS at startup (press del), locate the hardware monitor screen and give us the temps, fan speeds and voltages (+3.3, +5 and +12V) you'll see there.

Remove the 2 case fans and leave only one memory stick in the first DIMM slot (XP 32bit can't use 4GB anyway). See if it helps.

Read other 2 answers

Hello my new bestest friends. I need help ! (as does everyone who comes here) My computer has been running like a bag of you know what for about 3 weeks. IE became corrupt and will not start even after uninstalling and re installing Versions 6 & 7. However this is not the problem as I am currently using safari and finding it great. The problem lies with my computer and it's sluggishness, ever since IE became corrupt my computer seems to have slowed. I am getting occasional Internal memory (blue dos screen) errors and several other little glitches like windows XP's search program will not close after I perform a file search. I have performed several Virus & spyware checks such as AVG and Spyware Doctor also several registry progs like registry Booster.AVG comes up clean, however Spyware Doctor and Registry Booster both show a lot of Registry errors inluding heaps of lnk file and url files. I removed most of these the first time around but discovered it to have deleted all my shortcuts and bookmarks that I much needed (well not so much the shortcuts) It did not remove the actual .exe files but was a major hassle as my dektop shortcuts where wiped. So I performed a system restore and now have everything back.I am wondering are/have these files become corrupt or is this just overkill on the software (spyware Doc & reg booster) behalf?? I have also noticed in my Hijack this log that there are several (missing files).I am so in need of help as i use my computer to p... Read more

A:Need Help Computer Getting Worse And Worse!

Hello Krisso,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.


Read other 2 answers

Hi all,

I started the day on a high note, before turning on the computer that is, thinking I was going to get some things done. This was not to be: So we start at:

After XP loaded it said that it had recovered from a serious error Product ID _251... so I did some digging around and got some info from microsoft's web pages complete with registry fixes (deleting bad entries, etc.)

I did a quick scan with malwarebytes and it found some stuff that I deleted and when I did a restart it didn't come up correctly.

Went into safe mode and it came up.
(made a HUGE mistake here. Did not copy files I wanted to save when I had the opportunity)
Closed out of safe mode and let it start normally.
Would not boot normally.
Tried to boot in to safe mode and now its recycling back to POST, we have gone to...
Hmmm. So I thought how about putting the XP disk in and then do an install leaving file system intact.
When I got to the point of doing the install I chickened out because it said that it might delete the My Documents folder (had some things in there I didn't want to lose) I've done this procedure before and perhaps I should have taken the second opportunity to recover gracefully but I did not.

I hit F3 to cancel out of the install to try and boot from my other HD that has XP (but with some driver issues that I had yet fixed.)

I went into the CMOS to change boot order and notice that the hard drive (the one that I was trying to boot into is not showing ... Read more

A:HD/Filesystem prob:Went from fair to bad; then to worse, much worse

Test the HDD with the drive manufacturers disk tools (preferably using a different PC). Run the short and long tests. If either test fails or has errors, the drive is faulty.

Read other 4 answers

My icons are disappearing
The computer is running slow
Viruses have completely taken over my computer
I am going through financial difficulties right now and would REALLY appreciate help.
I understand computers therefore I can take direction fairly well..
Just please tell me what I need to do.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:19:43 AM, on 5/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

A:It's Getting Worse & Worse. PLEASE. I cannot afford to bring it anywhere:( LOG INSIDE

Read other 7 answers

Ok I had another thread open so I appologize if this new one shouldn't have been made. I just freaked out cause i have a major problem that i think isn't related to the other one. (At least i think it isnt) I logged on to my computer and noticed this program force-fuc*ed me into downloading it. It was called Create A Monster.....Im pretty sure u've seen someone else with this problem before. Anyways, ever since then, my computer has gone EXTREMELY slow...At least when i log on to my User account. And i do mean EXTREMELY slow. I dont know if this has anything to do with createamonster.exe.....but im really wanting to finally get rid of all this crap on my computer. Im getting fed up with it and im about to just throw my hands up in the air and format...and i dont wanna do that...Thanx people for ur time....Here's my HIJ log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:28:13 PM, on 10/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\M-Audio Ozone\Install\Ozinst.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AutoUpdate\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\scn... Read more

A:Woa!!! Computer worse than ever!

Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Turn off your System Restore.(if using xp) SEE HERE Reinstate it when your log is cleaned.Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix the following by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked".
Folders that have been highlighted in RED will need to be uninstalled.Check first as some folders maybe uninstalled via the Add/Remove program. Files highlighted in BLACK will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please post a new log when finished...

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CA0E28FA-1AFD-4C21-A8DC-70EB5BE2F076} - C:\Program Files\SurfSideKick 2\SskBho.dll
O1 - Hosts: auto.search.msn.com
O1 - Hosts: search.netscape.com
O1 - Hosts: ieautosearch
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {01C5BF6C-E699-4CD7-BEA1-786FA05C83AB} - C:\Program Files\CxtPls\CxtPls.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SurfSideKick 2] C:\Program Files\SurfSideKick 2\Ssk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WebRebates0] "C:\Program Files\Web_Rebates\WebRebates0.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AutoUpdater] "C:\Program F... Read more

Read other 1 answers


My problem with the computer just gets worse. The browser gets redirected. I can't load IE. The computer is running very slow. Any help would be appreciated.

Read other answers

Well this all happened after I accidentally clicked a "you have won a million dollars" pop up in the middle of a site. Every minute now my computer is getting worse and worse, Half of my desktop is filled with random programs now and more just keep coming. I've tried symantec antivirus, spybot S&D, and adaware, and nothing is working. I have been keeping up on windows updates as well so I can't imagine how things have gotten so screwed up in fifteen minutes. As a last resort I ran hijackthis and saved the log. Hopefully someone here can help me. Adaware will delete 220 objects then ill run it immediately after and 300 objects will be infected. I have no idea what's going on and I'm about to scream. Here's the log:

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\ASFAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1... Read more

A:I've tried EVerything and my computer is only getting worse.

Read other 16 answers

So I have a lenovo sl500 laptop, that runs windows vista home basic.
I went to turn it on yesterday, and it did all the normal things.
It went to the thinkpad lenovo screen, then gave a windows progress bar at the bottom ( like it usually does ) gives the circular vista icon and sound, and then brings up the user login screen. I log on, it says welcome, and brings me to a black black screen. I have a mouse on screen that responds to movement, but not respond to right or left click. It stays here and doesn't load the home screen. I have run the memory test application from the start up. It said I had an error # 8603. I have found that this means CMOS checksum bad. I have run the setup bios utility, and set everything to manufacturer defaults. Still nothing. I hav checke the back up battery, and it meters at 3.1 v ( Which is good..) so. Do I have a bad motherboard, possibly a bad hard drive? Whoever can help it would be appreciated.

Read other answers

It started off with opening any sort of media application, like a video or a game, and after having it go for 2-3 minutes, the screen would hard-lock, a various assortment and array of colored pixels would sprawl across the screen, jumbling it and making it completely unreadable, and, if any sound was occuring at the time of the freeze, it would loop continuously in a most annoying fashion. I shut down the computer and restarted.

It then progressed into a much worse state where, upon start-up, the black screen (the computer is a Dell XPS 730, by the way. Graphics card being a Nvidia 9800 GT, with Intel Quad Core Q6600 processors, at 2.4GHz. The PC is two years old) with the big blue 'DELL' logo, would have flickering pixels scattered across the screen, being much more prominent than before, making the screen THAT MUCH more unreadable. There were also various colored 'smiley-face' icons at various spots across the screen (these appeared most-prominently when I attempted to open my BIOS menu to find some means of fixing this. The screen was riddled with them). I wondered if this was a hardware malfunction at this point, or some sort of virus. I wasn't sure why hardware malfunctioning would cause a large portion of the screwed-up pixelated garbage to be taunting smiley-face emotes. The pixelation of the screen was so bad, I could not even SEE the Microsoft-icon button to press and enter my password for login (OS is Windows Vista 32-bit). I had to shut-d... Read more

A:Computer is getting progressively worse...

Read other 13 answers

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:33:04 PM, on 3/13/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10e.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR0 - HKLM&#... Read more

A:computer slowing and getting worse

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

Read other 11 answers

Long story made short. About a year ago my laptop crashed, I panicked and went to K-Mart and bought a Toshiba Satellite C55D, cheap laptop (400$) but I needed internet access that same day. Right outta the box I had issues, lots of lag and I have Charter high speed, no problems before. Computer just stops for like a minute at the time, Called Toshiba and the situation got worse. They said they didn't warranty the software which they claimed to be the problem, wanted me to pay 150$ for tech support on a brand new laptop. I refused and have struggled with this laptop ever since. I will never buy anything else made by Toshiba again. I have a AMD E1 Processor. Can't even watch Netflix some days. Can anyone help?
Thanks LD

A:The Worse Computer Experience Ever

Read other 15 answers

Hey gang,
Since you all helped me with my pc, I am hoping you are willing to take a crack at my father-in-law's pc, I'm gonna explain the problem to ya here, because i'm getting nowhere fast. It won't let me into the "my computer" section to remove any unwanted software. It took me 6 times to be able to get to this website. I cannot (for some strange reason) find HighjackThis to download. And at the moment it is refusing to download Adaware. This is something that needs to be taken care of immediately. Poor man also has unwanted popups, I'm sure he's been infected with spyware. We need your help ASAP.
Please send me the info so i can download HighjackThis,

A:this computer is worse than mine

Ad-aware and Spybot are both a little too big, but HijackThis can fit on, and in fact be run from, a floppy disk. Copy HJT from your machine to a floppy, take it to your FIL's machine and run it. Copy the log back onto to floppy, take it back to your machine, and them post.

Read other 6 answers

I have a lenovo T60 and it has been really buggy lately. I ran combofix but it didnt seem to really help. I never got a reply on my last post so i read problems similar to mine to try to fix it. My anti-malware program cant run for some reason. I have symantec antivirus and i dont know how to disable it. It just recently gave me this infection notification
(Scan type: Manual Scan
Event: Security Risk Found!
Risk: Hacktool.Rootkit
File: c:\windows\system32\drivers\uacbpikhlni.sys
Location: Unknown Storage
Computer: ISN01107
User: ISN01107\Administrator
Action taken: Clean failed : Quarantine failed
Date found: Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:59)

Its getting so bad that Just recently it wouldnt let me log on to the computer -as the log in box would not appear- and I had to boot it on a different option. which i almost died from because i didnt know how do it so i prayed i wasnt sentencing it to death myself. please help. heres another risk it just found
(Scan type: Manual Scan
Event: Risk Found!
Risk: Trojan.Brisv.A!inf
File: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\LimeWire\Saved\maria lu.mp3
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\LimeWire\Saved
Computer: ISN01107
User: ISN01107\Administrator
Action taken: Clean failed : Quarantine failed
Date found: Saturday, February 21, 2009 11:04)
and my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:05, on 2/21/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v... Read more

Read other answers

A few days ago I noticed some odd things with my computer, it would start off with thing like me loading a Myspace page and the music player not loading etc, then progressively over the past few days its been getting worse and worse, to the point where I can only view my hotmail page just as I turn the comp on, but about 15 mins after its been turned on the page refuses to load, many links on websites wont load, MSN disconnects itself and wont reconnect and now my most recent issue of the internet disconnecting itself at times.

Usualy if a problems cropped up, Spybot or Adaware usually flushes it out, but neither of those programs when run normally, or in safe mode have done the job, Ive tried all I can think of and even my brother doesnt know whats wrong, and thats usually quite rare ; )

So I did some further research and have seen that some problems have been resolved via a Hijackthis log, which I will post a log for my computer in the hope that my problem can be resolved as my life is becoming much more difficult with me living through this machine nearly all of the time hehe.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:36:17 PM, on 11/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe... Read more

A:My computer is getting progressively worse

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately, and, of course, all our helpers are volunteers.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please follow these instructions if you still need assistance.

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop . Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - minimised > extra.txt and maximised > main.txt.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).
Please attach extra.txt to your post.

To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

I will monitor this thread for your reply.

Thank you for your patience.

Read other 3 answers

When I booted up my computer this morning, Windows loaded, I signed in, and then it took nearly an hour and a half to get the program icons to come up on the desktop. When I try to open one, it can take upwards of 20 minutes to do so, then response within the program is no better. It seems like all the resources are under use, but no one can see what's bogging it down. Can you look at the attached HiJackThis log and let me know if you can see the problem.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:36:39 PM, on 4/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\So... Read more

A:Computer slow or worse

Read other 9 answers

Hi everyone,
My bottom fan on my PC was being very loud, so I opened up my case and unplugged the power supply, and flicked off the power switch on the back. I unscrewed the bottom fan and dusted it a little bit, and then I put it back together how it was before.

The part that I unscrewed also contained my hard drive, and now that it is reseated I cannot boot.

At first I got an error when booting:
Loading operating system . . .
disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

THEN, I tried making sure everything was connected well and tight, and now I am not getting anything displayed on my screen.

Apologies for the lack of knowledge and thanks for the help.


A:Boot problem, getting worse and worse

It is possible that when you removed the fan and hard drive, you plugged the hard drives SATA cable into a different SATA port on the motherboard. Get into the bios, and make sure that the hard drive is being detected properly

Read other 1 answers


Last week I got a virus of some sort on my computer and ever since it hasn't been working properly and I keep getting a lot of pop-ups. Within the last few days I've also started getting warnings on my internet screens themselves. Everything is in red and it says Warning: You're computer needs to be scanned, viruses detected. I've been scanning it daily with avg, but it is never completely resolved. It may seem slightly better after the scanning but later it will be even worse than it was prior to the scan.

Please help! I don't know what to do....

Thank you!

A:trojan virus keeps getting worse on my computer

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through allthe steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


Read other 1 answers

Hey guys. I'm new here, and I didn't know where else to go. I've had the Google redirect virus for about two months, and now my laptop is also playing random sound clips. Also, each time I open Internet Explorer, it's telling me that I'm working offline and now I have to manually switch it to online when I want to use the internet. I have no idea what to do. Please help!!! Logs below:

When I turned my computer on this morning, a blue screen came up that I've never seen before. It said:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable DIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F* to select Advanced Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical informations:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xFB3EF000, 0x00000000, 0x8043ccB, 0x0000000... Read more

A:Computer Infection steadily getting worse

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that ... Read more

Read other 48 answers

Hi everyone! I run WinXP sp 2 with 1G ram. Lately my computer has been getting progressively slower. It lags when switching between windows or closing windows, or opening new programs, and programs just randomly freeze up (mostly firefox, MSN, and photoshop). It does this quite frequently and it never has before. It's also been idling at a higher CPU usage than normal. At first I thought it may have been my webcam, since lately having it on will shoot my CPU usage to 70-85% (or even 90 sometimes) when it wouldn't normally go over 50% in the past. I would reinstall the driver, but I can't find the CD and can't locate it anywhere on the internet. I've come to notice, though, that even without webcam on, my computer is so much slower and more easily overwhelmed than it has been in the past. I tried many of the things in your "slow computer?" forum to see if I could fix it, which included defragmenting, getting rid of old programs, etc etc. Anyhow, while those things showed temporary improvement, it didn't help overall. I've been quite hesitant to post on this forum because I'm very afraid of there actually being nothing wrong with my machine and me having wasted your time. Though I really can't deal with this lag, so I'll bring myself to post anyway. ]:

Here's my hijackthis log. I'm not sure if you require any other logs, but if you do let me know D: Oh, something random. My friend once told me I was supposed to have 3 or 4 svchost.exe processes running? is it bad t... Read more

A:Slow Computer! Been getting progressively worse.

Hello, Shinerai
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your syst... Read more

Read other 2 answers

Hello. I appreciate all the help that anyone can give me. For an understanding of what is happening/ how this all started, please see a thread that I started today, here: threadNew info that wasn't posted in that thread: My internet has recently stopped working. None of my browsers are loading anymore (mozilla, opera, or rogers yahoo)I have run MBAM several times to no avail. SAS had only found tracking cookies, nothing else. TDSS Killer continues to report something in the "atapi" driver, but won't take care of the problem after it instructs me to reboot.::DDS LOG::DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Compaq_Administrator at 19:12:05.17 on 14/05/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1276 [GMT -4:00]AV: Rogers Online Protection Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {5B5A3BD7-8573-4672-AEA8-C9BB713B6755}AV: Norton Security Online *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}FW: Rogers Online Protection Firewall *enabled* {80593BF4-D969-4EC5-ADAE-A22F2DFC7A22}FW: Norton Security Online *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\Rogers Online Protection\Rogers Online Protection\Fws.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:... Read more

A:Malware- Infested Computer, Getting Worse

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.1.Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!2.Please reply to this thread, do not start another!3.Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.4.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.5.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.If you follow these instructions, everything should go smoothly.Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.:run combofix:Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPlease ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first. The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:The Recovery Console was successfully installed.Please continue as follows:Close/disable ... Read more

Read other 28 answers

A couple of days ago, I did a system restore, took what files I needed, and reformatted afterwards. In the past, I got freezes every now and then, even after unchecking some of the stuff I didn't need starting up at login. Now, it freezes at the same rate, if not, more often than before. I'd really like to find out what the source behind all this is.

Specs: HP a1440n Windows Home Edition, SP3 2.80 GHz, 2 GB RAM

Here's a HiJackThis log as well, to help you out:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:57:12 PM, on 27/03/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
h:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
H:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
H:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
H:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
H:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
H:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
H:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
H:\Program Files\HiJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CE... Read more

A:Computer's performance worse than before after reformat

Do you really expect anyone to read that mess?

Read other 2 answers

Hi guys.

Basically i returned from Uni to find my dad and bro both had new desktops, and wanted to chuck the old one away. Rather than this i thought i would connect it to my tv in my room and have a desktop for games alongside my laptop.

Its a Medion PC MT5/ MED MT89, with 512 Ram and runs Windows XP. The processor (which becomes more important as you'll see, is a 478 pin 1.6ghz P4 SL5VH).

So i connected the tele and the pc up and booted it. It started up fine witht he memory checks and what not but then suddenly crashed with a blue screen error saying unmountable boot volume etc etc...Thinking it would be the boot.ini i set about trying to boot it from CD. I changed the boot sequences, and even then for some unknown reason it just would not boot off the cd.

Bearing in mind it has DVD drive as well as a CD drive, i selected the DVD drive as the primary master as the CD didnt seem to have power. Tried it again, and yet no boot up...

Thinking someone might have done something to it, i opened it up to check the wires and connections and in doing so found it to be filthy...i set about cleaning it out, until without thinking twice i'd RIPPED THE HEATSINK & FAN OUT!!!! Unbeknown to me, the processor was glued under that and i'd ripped it out without unlocking the mechanism as it was covered by the heatsink...I tried to put the Heatsink (with the processor still pasted to it) back into the motherboard but i couldnt get it to sit or lock in. The pins do not s... Read more

A:HELP - Old computer was buggered up,ive only made it worse!

Read other 16 answers

Very sorry to bother you and I appreciate your helpfulness. A few months ago I noticed I was no longer able to watch youtube videos and the like. I used to be able to without problem. Now it stops and starts. The computer began to bog down and run slower, getting worse over time. Today I was going to try to "clean house". I ran Spybot S&D, and then downloaded and ran Glary Utilities, Registry Mechanic, and Spyware Blaster. Now it's a mess, I don't have sound anymore. I have an older system and can't afford to upgrade now, but it did run a lot better a year ago than it does now.

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Computer Slow, no sound, getting worse

Read other 16 answers

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:30:57 PM, on 19/08/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\Pivot Software\wpctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link Wireless G DWA-510\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\HookManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RtWLan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSRe... Read more

A:Computer getting worse daily / crashing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/415133 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

Read other 2 answers

Problem now Solved

Friends HP Pavilion running windows XP original problems were card reader was not working and no sound from speakers. When went to take hard drive home we were short on time and didn't shut it down just pulled power supply out from the back, said it would be right to do as done it over the years lots on mine and never missed a beat.
When got it home to power it up it came up with To Reboot properly or install CD.

The boot priority in the Bios goes CD - HDD - Network - Floppy

But it shoes the CD is the only one installed

Have done all the usual hitting of F1 F2 F8 F10 F12

Can enter set up but no improvements are made, help please , he needs his computer by the end of the day ?


A:Friends computer intrusted to fix is worse now

Read other 8 answers

Not sure if this i\s software or hardware. When I hi\t the i key, slashes are typed also. Whats weirder is every time I backspace one of the slashes my SCROLL LOCK TOGGLES on each backspace h\it, also I cannot hold that backspace key to delete multiple characters, I have to hit it each time. Now whats worse i\s that my arrow keys and quote keys arent working at all. My keyboard isnt that old, havent spilt anythi\ng on it. |Its a verbatim backlit keyboard with built in speakers.

wei\rder it happens on ei\ther s\ide randomly!

Please help

A:computer keeps typing slashes when i\ i\s typed and worse

Hi liserspearl,

Have you checked so that the keyboard layout hasn't changed to something else?
Go to the Control Panel > Regional and language options > Keyboards and Languages > Change.

Read other 15 answers


CPU: Intel core duo T8100 @2.10 Ghz and 2.10ghz

Graphics: Ati mobility radeon hd 3870

Ram: 2 Gb

Running Windows Vista 64 (although some of my program files say 32?)

So suddenly on june 5th my computer started acting more sluggishly and couldnt perform near as well as it did before. I checked the updates and windows defender and mcafee were the only programs recently updated, I defragged the hard drive, searched for malware and spyware, updated all drivers and none of it fixed my problem. My rig was easily able to play 1080p before and now the video lags terribly, and the games the used to run super smoothly (in range of 30+ fps) now run at and average of 12 fps or lower. On clean boot the problem persists and i cant really tell if the problem is there in safe mode because the only time i can really tell my computer is slowing down is when it is streaming video or playing games.

The weird thing is ive been messing with my video drivers to see if i can fix it, and after using driver sweeper my graphics card didnt function (my windows experience index went from a 5.9 to 1, i couldnt use windows aero) but 1080p ran smoothly as ever. Once i reinstalled the drivers my index score went back up to 5.9 but it cant play 1080p. Because of that fiddling around i cant install catalyst control center anymore (it seems to install ok but when i open it there is an error message "could not load file or assembly CLI.implementation or one of its dependancies the s... Read more

A:Computer performing much worse than it used to, not virus or malware

In addition to a full antivirus scan, did you make a full scan with malwarebytes?
If so make a memory test

Read other 2 answers

First off, my yoga 720 got the infamous black line across the screen, and this was my third machine with the exact same problem. I contacted lenovo. All they could do was an onsite repair after I paid 300 for the highest warranty. The repairman came and took apart my computer and seemingly fixed it. However, upon inspecting my computer, it has severe backlight bleed and can't even work without the charger plugged in. My laptop now says there is no battery detected.  I suspect my laptop technician haphazardly put the parts back together.  I can't believe it. I spent so much money, and yet I run into all these problems still. 

Read other answers

It seems like my computer is at it's worst. Programs are running very sloly or not opening at all. Internet will barely connect even though everything says it's connected. It's all adding up and drving me crazy. If anyone knows any way to improve the performance of my computer, it will be greatly appreciated.

I'm posting my HJT log below. I also run Spybot and Adaware regularly. For some reason my computer will not connect to safe mode, it freezes every time I try.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:00:17 PM, on 5/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Q... Read more

A:Solved: Computer worse than ever! Help needed. Log included.

Read other 16 answers

Hello, I'm new to the forums so I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. I decided to Sign Up here and ask because I'm tired of trying to google my problem, but I usually trusted this website the most because people here gave the most solid results.

I'm going to start posting my computer specs and then tell you how this problem developed and what is going on now.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, x86 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381543 MB, Free - 280535 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD, MS-7388, 1.0, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

So, I've had 4 PC computers. First one was a bad computer from 1998-2000 that I got from my dad, then I bought a really good gaming computer, degraded and had a bad computer and then I upgraded again and bought this one, it was used.
I know a man that works with computers a lot, fixing basic issues and putting up operating system and so on.

When I got this computer first it didn't have any operating system and I asked him to put up Windows XP and he did that for me. He told me he has worked on a lot of good computers and he had never put up a system on this good computer and everyt... Read more

A:Computer problems, freezes, performance getting worse...

Read other 16 answers

I've had my computer (MSi GT60 0NC) since August of last year. In the last month, I noticed that after turning on my computer, sometimes I can only go to the first ~5 sites I went to. For example, if I turned on my computer, went to techsupportforum, Google, Bing, StackOverflow, and Spotify, I would only be able to go to those websites in particular. I could fix this by restarting, and it only happened about once a week, so I ignored it for the most part. Recently, however, it's gotten progressively worse, even to the point that restarting does not fix it. The only way I've found that fixes it is to just leave the computer alone for 10 minutes. I'm really confused at what is happening. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, and here's a screenshot of my computer's specs (probably not relevant, just wanted to post it just in case):

Also, I've tested it out, and it's not just the web browser. If I open cmd and use ping or ipconfig, it doesn't work.
Here's an example ping (one site that did work, one that did not):

and here's an example tracert (that did not work):

If I forgot any important details, just let me know.

Thanks in advance!

A:My computer has had trouble connecting to the Internet, and it's gotten worse

moving to Networking Forum for better results.
Can you provide the information in this link in your next post? Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

Read other 3 answers

Hi i have a dell computer with windows xp. I bought a couple of games to play but everytime i tried to play one it said that i may need to update my driver and enable direct3d acceleration. So i went to dell.com and just started downloading a bunch of different things and honestly didnt know what i was doing. And now my computer isnt running like it suppose to. Is there a way i can uninstall everything or refresh my computer to start all over again?

A:Downloaded stuff to fix my computer but only made it worse

Im going to guess that you downloaded the wrong video or graphics or chipset drivers.you can go to the add/remove and see whats listed. what you should do is go to the dell site and look up the model of computer you have and put in your service tag then it will show you all the drivers needed for your computer specifically.

Read other 3 answers

i have windows xp. i recently ran updates for the first time since having it for a few months. complete disaster. all my display settings are messed up. my computer wont restore to previous points. and sometimes boxes that pop up for programs have no words. i dont know whats going on. any help would be usegful. is there any way to undo windows updates... or any way to fix my system restore to go back to before i did the updates.?

A:windows updates made computer worse

Was one of those updates service pack 2 ?

Read other 3 answers

The "freeze" seems to happen when the IE7.0 browser is open (though, I do not
necessarily think it is definately a browser problem). Anyway, drwtsn32.exe
always activates when this problem occurs, and wants to send a report.

I have reviewed the contents of the report on several occasions and it
basically shows the error in the same location every time with the identical
error (I think).

The error is always occurring here: C:\Documents and Settings\Daddy\Local

The only way I can unfreeze my computer when it locks up is by going to my
task manager and ending task on one of TWO drwtsn32.exe's.

I went to my event viewer and looked up my last crash information that was
sent to microsoft. It happened about an hour ago. This problem is starting to
happen more often now, and is finally annoying the hec out of me. It is an
application error, and here are the details straight from the event viewer:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
Date: 7/1/2007
Time: 2:30:27 AM
User: N/A
Computer: AWA
Faulting application drwtsn32.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting module
dbghelp.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x0001295d.

0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 64 72 77 ure drw
0018: 74 73 6e 33 32 2e 65 78 tsn32.ex
0020: 65 20 35 2e 31 2e 32 36 e 5.1.26
0028: 30 30 2e 30 20 69 6e 20 00.0 in
0030: 64 62 67 68 65 6c... Read more

A:Solved: Need professional HELP! Computer FREEZES - getting worse.

Read other 11 answers


I am new to this forum and am having a lot of trouble with my computer. I would appreciate any help I can get with cleaning my computer from what I believe is malware. It started with just redirecting Google searches to other sites, but it seems to be getting worse. It now redirects sites that we type into the browser (was using IE, but am trying Chrome to see if it's any better) and it's not loading certain sites (ie. like Nick Jr. (my son)). Aside form that, it doesn't seem to be allowing Itunes to load or function properly (although this my be my fault as I was removing programs I didn't recognize in an attempt to clean my computer up using the Add/Remove tool from the control panel and may have accidentally deleted something essential to Itunes). I tried to download Itunes again and reinstall it and my computer wouldn't let me. I've run Skybot, but that didn't seem to have any effect. I also tried downloading TDSSKILLER and running it, but my computer wouldn't run it. I'm going to try downloading it from my work computer and saving the program to a jump drive and then seeing if it will run from there at my home computer.

I would truly appreciate any help that could be given. Thank you very much.


PS. I forgot to mention (and was reminded when reading some other threads here) that all of this started with the Windows XP Recovery Virus. I got this on the computer and had to run the computer in safe mode and then r... Read more

A:My computer is redirecting google searches and it is getting worse

Hello,You can also try TDSSKiller from Command PromptUse the following command to scan the PC with a detailed log written into the file report.txt (created in the TDSSKiller.exe utility folder):Open Command Prompt in XP = click Start >> Run,type cmdcopy and paste this at the flashing cursor and hit EnterTDSSKiller.exe -l report.txtNow run these:Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and se... Read more

Read other 7 answers

I've got a very strange problem that occured after I did a trojan removal. Surprising enough my computer worked fairly well while the trojan was busy doing whatever it pleased. I ran my weekly scan with malwarebytes and naturally it found the trojan, asked to remove and reboot. I allowed it to...reboot occurs. I'm feeling hunky dorie..and then I log in. For some reason some programs open just fine like before. Others only open after a solid 6 minutes. And others take even longer. I have not a clue what happened. I did a clean boot with all of the non microsoft services turned off to no avail. What in the heck happened?! any ideas?

A:Computer is working even worse after trojan removal?!

Welcome, I am moving this from Win7 to the Am I Infected forum.Please post that MBAM log.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows the database version and your operating system.Also run these..Please Download TDSSkiller Launch it. Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.>>>>MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Read other 1 answers

HI thanks for any help) first system
windows 8 xp Sp3 -Intel core duo cpu e6850 @ 3.00GHz- memory 2046MB ram- directx version 9.0c-nvidia geforce gtx 260- motherboard asus p5q pro turbo
i know it is a overclocking mb but i did not get the overclocking program from disk i don't need to over clock)

its not from overheating my cpu stays in the 40,s the hottest the video card has got was playing f.e.a.r.2 which was 71c

but i cant play any game but wow now. I try stalker cold skies, halo (i know old game but enjoy it) company of heroes opf ,and now fear 2 does it

my computer just restarts after playing for 10 to 20 minutes of playing game. i went to control panel and turned off restart on errow and went to log files but it does not show anything? my computer just restarts?
i try the old video drivers that came with card and the new ones same thing with both i downloaded all the drivers that was on mother board disk
i dont know what to do thanks for any help

A:computer just restarts when playing games getting worse

Read other 6 answers

yes hello. i recently recovered my computer and it ruined everything. i lost everything and dont have the cd that came with computer i lost it years ago. sorry. and i need help. it is acting up. its on internet but have time pages wont work. i get errors, and yahoo messenger shuts down. computer shuts down on own. task manager disables on own and lots more. what can i do to get my computer working properly? help please. thanks

A:Recovered Computer Thinking It Would Help But Made It Worse

What are you recovering from?

You'll need to either get a cd, which everyone should have anyway, or you'll need to install more software that may or may not help you in fixing your problems.

But no matter what, you need a cd of your operating system.

Post what caused the problem, and maybe we can help you better. Post any details about your computer, so that the help can better find a solution.

Read other 5 answers

Last week on the Operating System, XP forum, I posted a request for assistance with reducing the number of programs that run on my computer. One person instructed me to repost my question here - which I swear I did - but I couldn't find it later when attempting to check on it. So, I followed the advice from another responder, installing some helpful utilities, running others, etc.

I had printed out the information given to me, read it carefully and followed the advise to the best of my limited ability. Now, as is typical, my computer is running slower, some commands are being totally ignored, and I still have way too many things running (55), most of which (if I'm interpreting what I read correctly) shouldn't be turned off or disabled. (I do need specific instructions on how to uninstall Norton - which I have disabled, after installing AVG. I understand that it requires advanced technological smarts.)

Once again I've attempted to make the switch from IE7 to Firefox. I keep hearing how superior Firefox is, yet, I find it aggravating, specifically the fact that I can't use my arrow keys, Home nor End keys to get up and down pages. Why is that???? Also, Firefox took away my Google Bookmarks toolbar and I can't get it back. Now I can't get it back on IE either. In general, regardless of the browser I'm using, most of the time they open with random modifications to my settings.

One of the programs recently installed is WinPatrol. This l... Read more

A:followed advice from XP forum, now computer is in even worse shape

I don't see where you were given any bad advice in the XP forum.

I see you never followed up with your help request in the Networking forum: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/650439-your-mercy-home-networking-cant.html

My suggestion would be to go to add/remove programs and remove IE7. After that you can run IEFix: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

Read other 1 answers

Help! Here are my log files posted as requested from another fourm. Vista will boot normally but wireless won't connect and nothing will open.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Barbara (administrator) on BARBARA-PC on 30-03-2015 07:37:59
Running from C:\Users\Barbara\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Barbara (Available profiles: Barbara)
Platform: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium  Service Pack 2 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Mozilla Corporation) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] => C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe [4669440 2007-07-05] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKU\S-1-5-21-3762424694-237179980-4226746613-1000\Control Panel\Desktop\\SCRNSAVE.EXE -> C:\Windows\system32\acer.scr [83554304 2007-04-19] ()
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => C:\Program ... Read more

A:Still infected? Computer runs worse then before removal of bad stuff!

Greetings loki2007 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter prob... Read more

Read other 30 answers

This started suddenly. I had just worked on a windows movie maker file for a friends daughter for a school project and was using nero to convert it to a dvd file. After the first attempt was unsuccessful, my computer was crashing and I rebooted. When I did, I could no longer open my Nero, I got the following error:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item."

I soon found out, I also got this when I tried to use winzip, or vlc media player.

Who knows what else is effected. I have been searching for fixes, and found several threads here.

I have already tried a system restore to earlier in the day before it occured, as well as tried merging exefix.reg from another post reccomendation, and following instructions from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421 still no luck.

Everything works fine in safe mode and I AM the administrator of my system.

I have a paid version of AVG. Ran virus checks, malware and spyware checks, nothing suspicious shows up.
It has now effected more programs, I initially posted in software, but now Im afraid its a malware or hidden trojan, as more and more programs become effected. PLEASE HELP I use my computer for my business with web design, photo editing and computer generated art.

I have since tried to uninstal my AVG and reinstall, system restore, last working configuration, HELP

I am now unable to use internet explorer or google chrome browsers, only f... Read more

A:can not execute exe files to fix problems with my computer things getting worse, HELP

Read other 16 answers

Not sure if this is the right place to post this issue, but I have no idea if it's a hardware, software, or other issue entirely.

It started doing this today; so far I can't nail down a pattern as to what causes it. It was turned on this morning and had been on but not used for about four hours before my wife got on. She used it for maybe 15 minutes, and then it started glitching and freezing up. The mouse became unresponsive in fits, then eventually the system froze entirely.

She rebooted and ran a full virus scan, but it came up with nothing. It also had frozen again by the time the virus scan was finished, so I had to reboot it again. I was able to use it for maybe 20 minutes or so before I experienced the same glitching and freezing. I rebooted it once more, and now I'm writing this post.

The only common denominator I can think of so far is that we were both using an internet browser when it glitched. She was able to close the browser and continue working on the document she had open for a short time before it froze entirely. When I encountered the issue, it froze too quickly for me to do anything.

Thanks for your help!

A:Computer starts glitching, gets worse, then eventually freezes

Try this and make sure none of your system files aren't corrupt.
Hope that helps.

Read other 4 answers

Windows XP, Media Edition Service Pack 2

The other day upon trying to boot up my computer, it got all the way to a loading screen with the gateway Logo loaded for a few seconds then went to a blue screen with the message.

Stop: 0x00000024

I first removed all of my ram, (I had 4 sticks) and turned the computer on with each one, one in at a time. By itself, 2 ram sticks did not allow the computer to load up past the first black screen (Which said Bios Menu F2, Boot Menu F10) it would instead make a long drawn out high volume high tone for 2 seconds, then do it again a few moments after stopping it.

So, I put those two ram sticks that didn't cause that to happen in my computer and it got to the loading screen then gave me the error message again.

I eventually got the Recovery Console Disk floppy's, put them onto a CD to go into the Recovery Console. I did dskcheck /r and restarted my computer same issue with the same stop message.

I then tried fixmbr, then fixboot. Upon restarting the computer again it gives me the error "Ntldr Not Found" in the dos black screen. (I think the screen with all the code is dos at least)

It will load the recovery console, I can boot up Ubuntu on this computer with an Ubuntu CD (Without installing) but any other way I can't get past the Ntldr.

I found some codes to try in the recovery console. I tried

Copy D:\i386\ntldr c:\
Copy:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\

And it said "Files Could not Be Found"

And ... Read more

A:Computer Stopped Working; Tried Fixing, Think I Made Worse.

for this error


chkdsk /r

should have fixed it run it again with the correct syntax chkddsk /r

if it does not fix

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


Read other 11 answers

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 694922 MB, Free - 539562 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, SX2800
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Yesterday my computer was running very slowly and taking forever or never getting to the sites I wanted, especially clicking on a google search title. I did a scan with Malwarebytes free version (updated) and it showed 20 PUP optional.b infections. I immediately clicked to remove them and restarted my computer. Upon restarting I was horrified to find that when I clicked on Internet Explorer it would not connect me to any of my usual sites such as Outlook, Google, Facebook, my bank NOTHING! So I went back to the scan results and restored everything that I had checked to remove on the Oct 22 11:29 scan. Then Internet Explorer worked again and I could get to where I needed to go. Then I did another scan resulting in the PUP opt.b infections; this time I removed the ones that were in memory, registry value or registry key, removing only the ones that were located in files or folders. Again restarted and sure enough no Internet Explorer again! So I restored all of the PUP infections again and here I am today. Computer is still painfully slo... Read more

A:Problems of slow computer worse after Malwarebyte scan!

Read other 6 answers

First off, I did scan through some of the forums, but couldn't find anything that looked like the problem I was having. So I apologize if this has been a topic of massive discussions and I just missed it. This problem has become a particular thorn in my side and extremely frustrating one at that. All I want to do is watch videos off the external drive to the PS3 or blu ray players with the family and then MicrosoftFixit ruins everything. Color me sad...and frustrated. One can only watch so much Wheel of Fortune...
I was changing to a larger TB external drive for streaming throughout the house. Everything used to stream fine through WMP. The devices never showed up in Media Streaming options, but everything worked and updated without incident. Once I changed to the larger external drive, no media folders showed up on any device in the house. The WMP icon was there from Folders>Videos> but then, no files anymore.
I saw that my Windows Firewall had a big red box on it and thought that might be the culprit eventhough I had been using Bitdefender Total Security with no problems. I used Microsoft Fixit to fix the "Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings error code 0x80070" and to try and get network devices to show up in Media Streaming Options.
After using it, my devices showed up in Media streaming options and my Windows Firewall went from the red to the correct looking green blocks screen. Restart. Then IT happened. Nary a Media Serv... Read more

A:MicrosoftFixit made it worse - Computer unable to stream now

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

Read other 16 answers

Hi everyone,

I have been trying to make my computer faster, as in - booting, or accessing files, but it seems to have gotten worse.

I have edited Windows 7 so that almost NO applications are running at startup
Gotten rid of some visual effects
and Defragged C:/

But now it is even slower than before
In case this is a hardware problem, these are my specs:

intel core i3
2.00GB RAM
HDD, not using SSD
Running Windows 7 Home Premium

A:Computer performing even worse after tweaks to apps running at startup

Fill full computer specs, get an startup manager and post a screenshot of whats being loaded on startup.

Read other 2 answers