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Q: Solved: Vista Stinks!

I have an Inspiron 1000. It originally had XP on it, but stupid me wanted the most updated OS so guess what I went and did?? That's right! I put vista on my lappy and now it just plain stinks! A slug moves faster than my laptop does!! How do I remove vista from my laptop and reinstall xp? I have tried reinstalling with cd and it doesn't give me the option to install(appears vista is alot harder to get rid of-kinda like the flu!) Can anyone give me instructions on how to do this? I have backed everything up so I am ready to dump! I am not a tech chick so go easy on me! Thanks a bunch!!!

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Vista Stinks!

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

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

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

A: Solved: Vista Stinks!

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Okay. I want your opinions. I'm only going to use Vista for making screenshots and doing documentation. I wish I could avoid buying it, but I need it for an ongoing documentation project.

What version of Vista stinks the least?

I've ruled out Home Basic as too basic, and Ultimate as too expensive.

I'm trying to decide between Home Premium and Business.

Opinions?

Thanks!

 

A:Vista: Which version stinks less?

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The developer preview has been out for less than 24 hours. Nevertheless, let's start complaining!

I'll go first just to get the ball rolling...

The Metro UI absolutely sucks for any sort of computer other than a tablet/phone. I like my computers like I like my men: under the desk and connected to the power mains.

A:It Stinks!

Now that's funny right there.

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Hello,

Not sure if I'm writing for help in the correct category. Please let me know if I'm in the wrong place. I would also like to add that I am completely pc illiterate.

I recently lost my web cam connection. I've installed & reinstalled everything several times with no avail. I've even done a system recovery (boy was I was sweating when I did that) Thought that was the end of my pc! My friend is on a Mac notebook and is using aim 4.7 whom I am trying to connect with and I'm on a pc, (windows xp) Our connection (when we were able to connet a while back) was always very lousy but at least we were able to connect somewhat. We are both stay at home moms and we both really miss our web cam connection. I've tried to connect via aol, aim, aim 6.0 and aim pro which all did not work. I've called Labtec (web cam people) and they told me to call aol. I've called aol and they told me to call Labtec.

Any suggestions?

Regards,
Krisztina
 

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Hello,
My computer is driving me crazy. I know its old but I cant buy a new one right now. It seams like something is always running in the backround. My AVG says that its not infected but I think it my be. Please help!
Dell dimension 8200
Win XP Service Pack 3
512 Ram
I know I dont have much RAM but the type this uses is expensive and I would have to buy it in pairs and the computer isnt worth the cost.
I downloaded the two scan to my desktop.
Thank you
Chris
here is my dds.txt.
i cant run the root reapel because it frezzes my computer
DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by chris at 21:25:34.73 on Sat 11/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.46 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
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A:computer stinks

Hello,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.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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Hi, and thank you for your help (ahead of time). Contracted Trojan.Vundo somehow. Have run the Combofix, and Vundo is still showing up and corrupting my files. Here's my log. I'd appreciate next step directions and put Vundo to sleep forever!

ComboFix 07-12-12.3 - KCHijacked 2007-12-13 0:12:57.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.151 [GMT -8:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data.\salesmonitor
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\avatar.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\corrupt.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\register.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\Application Data\FunWebProducts\Data\Mary Myers\zbucks.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\err.log
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\g2mdlhlpx.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mary Myers\ResErrors.log
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\AvatarSmallBtn.html
C:\Program Files\FunWebProducts\Shared\Cache\CursorManiaBtn.html
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A:Vundo Stinks

Please download HijackThis to your desktop.. http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en...HJTInstall.exe

Alternate link
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...HJTInstall.exe

This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.Just close it.

Should it not open, navigate to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis and double click on HijackThis.exe

If it gives you an intro screen, just close it


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Please copy this page to *Notepad* and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It's IMPORTANT to carry out the instructions in the sequence listed below.
1. Close any open browsers.
2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Open *notepad* and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:


Quote:





KillAll::
File::
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ghlipcjv.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mcrh.tmp
C:\Temp\u900Y714.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vyuseaje.ini






Save this as CFScript.txt, in the same location as ComboFix.exe which is on the Desktop.




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Trying to install photoshop with installshield.

My C: drive does not have enough room, so i tell it to install to a different drive, even after selecting one that DOES have enough space, it won't continue because it's STILL claiming the C: is the problem. I've changed my temp file directories under enviromental settings. But it still wants to install things on my C:
 

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Got the new FF update last night, what a bummer!!!  Many book marks disappeared, the look and feel has changed much to my dislike.  I wonder if I can revert to the last version?  Is anyone else not happy???
 
Phil 

A:New Fire Fox Stinks!

 My Firefox v56 updated yesterday to v57. My 'add-ons',the ones that i deem important ie. Ad-blocker & Privacy Badger were still there,so on that count everything was ok.
However,regarding the hoped for increase in broswer speed - it simply hasn't materialised !. It's as slow as v56,which was never that bad that i lost sleep over it.
 
   All my bookmarks are still in place,& the only thing that seems to have changed is the Homepage appearance. All in all,a waste of time - at the moment. I'll await further updates in the hope that eventually Firefox v57 will live up to the months  of 'hype'
 
   I had 'Auto update' turned on & it didn't update on the 14th. I turned auto UD 'off' & then had to turn it back on again for v57 to install,which it did within seconds.
 
  I suppose to give Mozilla the benefit of the doubt - this is a brand new version,'relatively' untried except for the Beta version,so we should expect a few glitches. However,since most of the hype was about 'speed' - i'd have expected that to be there from the first second it went live - it wasn't. Just something else that's been 'improved worse' !!!. (At the moment)

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I have an Epson Stylus c80 inkjet printer that has never given me a good color print job. Mostly I always get those vertical bands and lines running through. I know that's probably a common thing, but I've tried every utility to solve it - the head cleaning, nozzle cleaning, etc. Nothing works. This has gone on since the day I brought it home, about 2 yrs ago. I only use Epson cartridges. I've contacted Epson..they just tell me to use Epson cartridges..I tell them I DO!..they just repeat themselves..so no help there.

I researched printers pretty thoroughly and thought I was getting a great printer. Now I don't trust myself! Any recommendations for a printer that does a good, reliable color printing? I've hung in with this disaster as long as I can.

I'm NOT doing any high-quality photo-type printing at all - - I'm just talking about printing quick, small things like jewel case covers, or things I do in Paint, or small pictures from the internet. The color itself is okay, but it's the bands and lines running vertically through them that are always present and I cannot solve. That's what I want to avoid in a new printer.
 

A:This printer stinks!

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Hard drive froze last week, new drive, Windows 7 won't let me install IE8, only IE9. Really hate IE9 (tried the Beta when it came out). Just moved and all documents are 400 miles away. Would really like to download IE8. Not that computer literate. Thanks in advance.

A:IE 9 Stinks, can't get IE 8 to download.

IE8 is the default browser in Windows 7, just uninstall IE9 and then you have IE8.

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Hi All,I booted my pc and found that my home page had been changed to some kinda website called protect advanced cleaner. I downloaded some antivirus softwares and it removed some stuff and put my homepage back to msn.com but it's still grayed out and i can't change stuff cause it's telling me that i have to have administration priviledges to do that even though i am the administrator. Can someone look at my hijack log and see you can help me?I have a 13 year old daughter that uses my pc too and i would really hate for her to see some of the stuff pop up that i saw this morning. Oh and by the way, since i ran the anti virus programs and my homepage reappeared, every time i open IE i get the message that IE has encountered a problem and needs to close. I already had foxfire so that's what i'm using for now.Thank you in advance.TammyLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:21:25 AM, on 2/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symant... Read more

A:Malware Stinks! Please Help Me

Hi tbrazel and Welcome to the Forums. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

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First, forgive my if I have broken any posting rules. I'm not necessarily new at this, but I sure know how to make mistakes. Anyway here is a little information about what I'm working with:

ISP: Hughesnet

Software:
Avast Antivirus
AVG Anti-spyware
Webroot Spy Sweeper and of course
Hijackthis

Now, my computer is working fine, but I sense a parasite hoarding vital resources and thought maybe if my hijackthis log is analyzed, it could be found and killed.

I cannot express my gratitude as well as I should be able to, so I will say THANK YOU. Here is my hijackthis log:

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\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = www.direcwaysupport.com;www.systemcontrolcenter.com;192.168.0.1;;127.0.0.1;<local>
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: BitComet ClickCapture - {39F7E362-828A-4B5A-BCAF-5B79BFDFEA60} - C:\Program Files\BitComet\tools\BitCometBHO.dll
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A:Low Priority...Somthing stinks though...

Will anyone take my case? Please...

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Hey.. I've tried getting rid of cool web search so many times! I have adaware and run that.. and it get rids of it for awhile but then it comes back! i also run cool web search.. but hey.. does the same thing.. comes back!! I've tried to go thru that whole process of findnfix but i dont think the dude knew too much which i thought was fine.. cuz I'd try again.. but if anyone could help me it would be GREAT! Here is a fresh hijack log.. when its ON my computer.. if you want one when its not.. just tell me... by that i mean.. when i delete it for like 2 minutes
 

A:cool web search stinks! HELP!

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I have been here, done this before, still need some advice.

I am using DirectCD 3.01C, on a PentiumII, 450 Mhz, Gateway PC with 256Mb RAM, and using a HP 9100 CD Burner. My Norton AV is updated weekly, so I know I don't have a virus.

I reformatted about a month ago because of this same problem. [you can look up my past letter on TSG] It was suggested I reformat the C: drive by a PC tech at a computer store after he played with my PC for a couple days, charged me $213, and didn't do a thing for me.

After I reformatted and reinstalled Adaptec DirectCD, I could copy small files and photographs neatly to a CD-RW and I could copy full CDs to CD-Rs with no problems. (I could alway copy full CDs with CloneCd without any problems.) Single file copying worked fine up until about yesterday, then I started getting the same problem ~ Adaptec DirectCD would not recognize an already formatted CD-RW with files on it. If it did recognize it, it would take a very, very long time to try to copy those few little files [10 to 300 kb long] and then it would quit with the standard error [it has become standard to me, I see it so much] "...this CD has an unrecoverable read/write error, you should move all your files off this disk, blah, blah, blah..."

Any suggestions or ideas out there? Am I one of the few [or many] that is beginning to think that this technology or the software is still in it's infancy and is not a really good way to backup or do I need another softw... Read more

A:Adaptec DirectCD STINKS!

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Last week i brought my 2.5 yrs old T440 to Lenovo Bugis suppt center to replace a cracked LCD back cover (one fine day i noticed a crack along the righthand side hinge and after opening, the cover was hard to close & open!). I had a queue tkt that said waiting tme approx 5 mins, but it took 20 mins for the front desk asst to call me. He rightly said the warranty had expired and they need to charge me $50 (+gst) to assess how much it would cost to fix it. When i asked what they want to assess as the laptop was working fine, he said in that case i should pay $30 - to source for the broken part and only after that they can tell how much would the total repair cost be! To me, it didn't make sense as they are the 'makers', but the guy started explaining the parts are made by 3rd party suppliers and and that's the process they hv to follow for 'older' models! Then another colleague of him came to explain, but he also couldn't tell me the rational for not able to tell me upfront the charge for replacing a 'highly visible' broken part! They are cheats in my opinion!! I have been a ThinkPad user for nearly 20 years and never experienced such poor quality machines and bad service!!! Hell with Lenovo.

A:Lenovo Singapore Support stinks

since your machine is already out of warranty, source it online for 3rd party and get it done. Im having hell with my Lenovo too.

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I can't open a installasion, it closes change or remove programs, it closes most of the stuff!! Even it's own settings!!! So I'm asking if I can delete the DEP. Can I?
 

A:Data Execution Prevention Stinks

First make sure you are installing known good software (not something questionable).

You can disable DEP for the software you are installing by going to System Properties > Advanced tab > Performance settings button > Data Execution Prevention tab > tick the button for Turn on DEP for all programs and services except for those I select. Then Add the program you are having trouble with.

You can also completely disable DEP for all programs by editing the boot.ini file (C:\boot.ini) by changing /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN to /NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF. You must reboot for the change to take effect.
 

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DSL (cable)- download speed is great, but the upload speed has gone away. Seems that I can send emails and such but at a much lower speed. I attached a log to look at. Any help is appreciated. Win98se and IE6

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:28:02 AM, on 5/6/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.1998A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SA3DSRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MESSENGER PLUS! 2\MSGPLUS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BITWARE\CBWATTN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BITWARE\CBWHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATICWD32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATITASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SXGDSENU.EXE
C:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\CISRVR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWEBSEARCH\BAR\1.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\FOUR PURE FUNK\MAPIGREYBROWSE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\MY MUSIC\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
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A:Send speed stinks, recieve is ok though

fix these:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.firstbankonline.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://mysearchnow.com/searchbar.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.presario.net/scripts/...&query=%s&i=enu

also i believe this entry is bad:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe
 

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As online gaming grows in popularity ESET researchers found that cybersecurity measures haven't kept pace as 36 percent gamers reported actively turning off security software if they found it was slowing down their computer.

The study, conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, polled 500 gamers and found that 52 percent of respondents said they don't even use security software on their gaming computers, according to a Sept. 13 blog post.

Gamers stated numerous reasons for their lack cybersecurity hygiene with 20 percent saying they don't need it, 13 percent saying they don't like they pop ups, 12 percent saying it slowed down their computers, and eight percent saying that it interrupts their gaming experience.

Researchers warn whenever security settings are disabled, users run the risk of malware stealing their login credentials and using gaming accounts for malicious activity which could lead to the legitimate user getting banned from the gaming platform for someone else's actions.

The stolen accounts could be used for botting, item farming, and other activities without the account owner's knowledge.

Full Article. Study finds gamer cyber hygiene stinks
 

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just finish format pc.
now i only install vista...but now i got another problem.
when i double click on my external harddisk.
i see this message come out...how to solved this problem?

 

A:Solved: Fresh vista problem, just finish format and install vista

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I have had transparency working twice with an aero msstyle file and/or a theme file but each time I needed to install WindowBlinds for it to work. After which I uninstalled WB and enjoyed the aero experience. So WindowBlinds automatically turns it on somehow. Due to their trial limitations I can't keep installing every time to kick start aero and it's a bit extravagant to pay for especially when my computer is capable without it. I need to know how to turn it on manually.

I've patched the system 32 files. Set the windows color scheme to Windows Vista Standard. I've enabled desktop composition via setting for best appearance. In the regedit DMV key I've set composition to 1, compostion policy to 2 and colorizationopaqueblend to 0, 1 and 2 (opinions on which # works differs so I tried all three) and it's still not worky. Does anyone know anything else that controls transparency? Of course Microsoft has generously disabled the transparency control in "Window Color and Appearance" on Vista Home Basic so that is not an option.

I would just use VistaGlazz but have never been able to run it on this computer. It crashes every time I open it.
 

A:Solved: Vista Aero - Help enabling transparency in Vista Home Basic

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I have looked through loads of other similar problems to mine but can't find an answer.

A couple of hours after a Windows update, I noticed my brand new laptop running very slow for something that should be a speed machine. I scanned it with antivirus, spybot, tuneup utilities, scandisk, and windows malicious removal tool. Nothing showed up!!

After a thorough scan disk effort everything seemed to work very well so I decided to make my acer restore disk just incase anything happened in the future so that i could boot form this dvd and be fine. Like a dumbass though I decided to move to a more comfortable spot which in turn managed to pull the power cable out of the laptop during the burn process. My battery was not in the machine so it killed the computer power. (pretty unbelievable when im reading this back but honestly this is what happened!!!)

Now Vista wont load up... It takes an age to get to username and password if ever, but then when i click to load it just goes to a black screen and nothing will show up. It stays like that for hours.

I just want to scrap everything on the system and start from scratch.

Its an acer computer and im pretty sure there is an option to restore laptop to factory settings but as i can't access windows i cant click on it to do this.

Ive used F8 and out of these options

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A:[SOLVED] Vista Will Not Load Black Screen - Pre Loaded Vista (No boot dvd/cd came wit

Hmm.. you have quite a problem there :/ you may need to put your laptop back to the original factory settings which i asume you already know how to do if you own the disk thts the only i can reccomend really if the OS isnt startinf back up propaly

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Last night I attempted to install Vista SP2 and after a couple of hours of waiting, the upgrade apparently failed and my PC informed me it was rolling back to SP1. Now when I try to boot up, I get a small dialog box which says "Windows Activation - Reinstall Windows" followed by "Windows must be reinstalled to activate. Insert the Windows installation DVD or CD into your computer to begin the reinstallation process."

Clearly I don't want to do a clean reinstall. Any advice about how I can get around this problem? The system actually seems to be working just fine in the background.
 

A:Solved: Vista SP2 installation failed - now being asked to reinstall Vista

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I'm currently enrolled in an online university, and part of the course requirements is to have Vista Business installed on my pc. I'm currently running Home Premium and I have a link from the school for a free upgrade. My question is when I upgrade will I lose my personal data, or will it be safe? I have a 320gig HDD that has over 150gigs of my own personal data I want to keep. I'm just curious if I have to back everything up before I do the upgrade, or will it simply overwrite itself leaving my personal files alone?

A:[SOLVED] Vista Home Premium to Vista Business

It's always smart to back up critical data when doing a major thing like upgradeing the operating system, but it should not delete your data if you do it right

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A:[SOLVED] BSOD - Vista SP2 x86 [moved from Vista/ Windows 7]

Hi -

The 2 dumps were inconclusive.

See if he Driver Verifier yields any clues.

Driver Verifier -- http://sysnative.com/0x1/driver_verifier.htm


Windbg Logs
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 6002.18267.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458
Debug session time: Fri Dec 17 02:18:05.692 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:11.363
BugCheck D1, {abfac898, 2, 0, 82330ddd}
Probably caused by : ataport.SYS ( ataport!IdeLogCrbActive+7b )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xD1_ataport!IdeLogCrbActive+7b
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments abfac898 00000002 00000000 82330ddd
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 6002.18267.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458
Debug session time: Fri Dec 17 02:13:22.182 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:11.869
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KeSetEvent+53 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xA_nt!KeSetEvent+53
Bugcheck code 0000000A
Arguments 00000016 0000001b 00000000 81cf87b6
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``

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I have two seperate hdd sitting in my box, one had xp, and the other was was my backup for files. I decided to install vista on the second one, installation went smooth, downloaded firefox, avg, updated vista a couple of times. On my third reset, I got BSoD. Popped the vista dvd, tried the repair option to no avail, still getting the BSoD. Now when I boot my computer, it lets me choose between vista and XP. I tried disconnecting the hdd with the vista, however for some reason my computer still wants to boot vista up every time I start it. Tried reseting bios to deafult (set the xp hdd to boot first), tried popping out the cmos(sp?) battery. Computer still wants me to boot vista. Any way to get rid of this?
P.S. When I choose the xp option, xp loads fine, but I'd rather get rid of that annoying boot, since it stands on vista by deafult and my stupid acer keyboard doesnt work during that boot process - so I have to get an old ugly one for that.
 

A:Solved: Computer wants to boot Vista, but there is NO vista

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I have a user who brought in their laptop for me to try and resolve..this user has an AOL account and for some strange reason with the correct Username and Password, it goes through the three step phase of connectiong and verifying username and password. So I got a glimpse of it, entered in the username and password and it went fairly well with the connection process...I even heard "Welcome..." but I did not see the home page load..and thats when the aol screen disappears...A message pops up saying, "Restaring AOL, your aol software has encountered a problem. We are restaring your AOL software to bring you back online." and then another message box appears, "AOL software encounteered a problem, we have restarted your AOL software and are back online.." A message at the top of that second message verifies SUCCESS, but nothing..it keeps going in that cycle and nothing gets restablished. It comes to a point where it's difficult to just end the event.

I've clicked on the details button "We are unable to determine the cause of your shutdown. We're sorry, no additional details are available"--not even AOL can provide reasoning!

Version of AOL = 9.0VR
O/S = Vista
Ram = 1gig.

Should I try AOL 9.1?!
 

A:Solved: AOL v9.0 Vista Ready + Vista = confusion!

Nevermind I was able to resolve this
 

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I require to transfer my email contacts from one Vista PC to another. I used the Windows Easy Transfer system.

I only needed to transfer the contacts, nothing more. I followed the instructions and the contacts list seemed to transfer OK. However the contacts are not in my Windows Mail Contacts. Should I expect them to be? or have I missed something?

Any help will be much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Importing contacts: Vista to Vista

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Problem has been solved, thanks for the help!
 

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Hi all,

I have a customer who had a laptop with Vista loaded and it was working for a couple of years, then this past week his laptop mainboard went out and he ordered another laptop with Vista installed. He was able to hookup the other hard drive with a usb adapter and the new laptop is able to see it, but he says that he can't get to his account folders. I'm thinking he's talking about the user account folder with his My Docs and desktop.

I'm not to familiar with Vista, so I'm not sure how to go about to "take ownership" of his old account folders, since I think it was passworded also. I know how to do it with XP Pro but I'm not sure how to go about doing it for Vista. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Vista to Vista transfer

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I have three computers connected to a home network. Two of the computers are Vista and One is XP Professional. The XP can see the Vista Computers, but not access the files. The Vista computers can see each other and share files but not the XP. All computers are wired together through router.
I tried everything I can think of. I even downloaded and installed a LLT discovery Responder for the XP and no luck. Iíve configured and unconfigured so many times that Iím sick of it and Microsoft is not very helpful.
Has anybody had a problem like this?
One other note, I donít know if it is related, but I cannot upgrade to XP SP 3. Iím going to address this problem in another post. It might be important.
 

A:Solved: Vista cannot see XP Pro, but XP sees Vista

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Can anyone please help me?

I have just got a new computer and have attempted to wire it to the Belkin Router in our house. My PC is running Windows Vista Ultimate and the router we have is a Belkin ADSL2+ modem with Wireless G Plus MIMO Router - model # F5D9630-4. The router does have wireless capacity, however I am attempting to run it hard wired to my computer. When I connect the cable Vista automatically searches and finds the network, however it comes up as an "Unidentified network" and I cannot connect to the internet. My brother's computer is also connected to the same router (He is running Vista Home Premium) but his works fine. I have tried everything I can think of, including changing the DHCP settings in my registry as seen here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233, but I have still had no success.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Solved: Solved: Vista unable to connect to Belkin Router

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I have a desktop and a laptop. The desktop is running vista business and the laptop is running ultimate. I hate posting this dumb question because i feel like EVERYBODY must have this problem, but i didnt actually find any FIXES. I've shared the root directory of my hard drives 2nd partition (D In the network and sharing center, I've disabled password protected sharing and i've granted access to "everyone" in the share settings. I did not use any wizards. I cannot open that share from the laptop. I CAN, however, open the public folder. WHAT is going on somebody MUST have some answers, but I really don't. Please help, so that I can fix everybody else's computer too. Thanks, Dan
 

A:Solved: Vista "cannot access \\computer\path" (both pc's are vista)

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I have just partitioned my hard drive on my computer running Windows Vista, renamed the partition 'X' and I wish to install Windows XP Professional.
I have loaded the disk, got the Welcome screen up, clicked the green Install Windows' button and I get 'This programme is blocked due to incompatibility problems'. It quotes ....the Windows version on the equipment is more recent than the CD version.
It recommends finding a solution on line...
Once I get to the Windows site, I don't know what to look for.
PLEASE ADVISE...

Should I have done more in setting up the partition (which is already in NTFS format.)
I have to do this myself as I am not in a locality with ready help on hand.
I am running a Compaq with AMD Athlon 64 X2 D C Processor with 2.87GB of memory.
Also, where do I disable the security for this download?
Many thanks.
 

A:Solved: Solved: Trying to load XP on a HD partition with Vista pre-loaded

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Have a new Compac with Vista, tried to replace with 2000 SP4. When I try to install 2000 setup from CD I receive a blue screen telling me ACPI BIOS not compatible. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Solved: Replace Windows Vista with 2000

Welcome to TSG....

I think it is too far to go back operating system wise. People going back to Windows XP are doing better but all of the drivers for that particular operating system are needed and with the BIOS being wrong for windows 2000 you are up the creek with out a paddle.
 

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I posted here last week asking for help with SP1 install failure. The problem (for my system) wasn't with SP1 ( well it was kind of ) but was caused by McAfee running on my system. I had to completely uninstall the McAfee software before running SP1 installation. It then installed correctly. Another thing some folks have tried is to run SP1 install from safe mode. ( I haven't tried this because I used the McAfee solution.)
Hope this helps......
 

A:Solved: SOLVED:Vista SP1 install failure

You should post this to your thread, not create a new thread.

It is usually advised to disable anti virus programs prior to installing any program
 

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Hey,
I currently have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop that has both Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Pro installed on it (both on a single hard drive in a dual boot set-up). I don't like Vista, and have never used it. So I've been thinking recently about wiping the hard drive and just installing XP since the Vista OS takes up so much space...
Does Vista have any features/admin tools/etc. that XP does not have which would make keeping Vista installed worthwhile?

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] I have both XP and Vista. Should I keep Vista?

Both have their pros and cons. I would recommend ditching Vista and replacing it with Windows 7 as it is far superior. A dual-boot environment with XP and Win 7 will be good for now.

If you detest Vista that much, by all means bin it and stick with XP but it won't take long to feel like you're missing out on some of the nice features from Vista or Windows 7. Plus MS will not be supporting XP for much longer due to its features fast becoming antiquated with the dawn of better and cheaper hardware.

It's entirely up to you but how can you be sure you don't like Vista if you haven't used it?

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I have two PCs networked on a private network.
Both PCs are connected directly to a Linksys Router.
I have file and printer sharing enabled on both PCs.

The Vista PC can see the shared folders on the XP machine just fine. However, the XP machine doesn't see the Vista machine on its network map, and cannot connect to it to use its printers

Here is the information I have for you:

On the Vista PC:
It has IP address 192.168.1.128 (I got this via the ipconfig cmd)
I turned off password protection for file & printer sharing.
I have temporarily disabled the firewall
The network is KTS
When I go to the "Network & sharing center" I can successfully see the XP computer and its many shared folders

On the XP PC,:
It has IP address 192.168.1.137
I have temporarily disabled its firewall
The network is KTS
If I go to "View workgroup computers" it shows nothing
I can successfully ping 192.168.1.128
But, if I try to "Run" \\192.168.1.128 I get the following error message: "The network location cannot be reached. For information about network troubleshooting, see Windows Help."
I am not sure how the below information might help you, but I have seen you request it on other posts, so proactively here is the output of "nbtstat -n":
VISTA PC nbtstat -n output:
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.128] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
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DELL530 <00... Read more

A:Solved: Vista can see XP, but XP can't see Vista

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Here are some things that i have come across and been able to sit down and resolve.

1) Blue Screen - We loaded Vista Business on our new Dell D830 Laptops, they image we used (Symantec Ghost) was flawless. The machines started "Blue Screening" after getting a few of the first updates. Re-imaging did not resolve the issue, neither did updating the BIOS and drivers.

The Fix - The blue screen would not come up if I powered down the system, rather than "restart" after the first round of updates. This allowed me to find and download the "Service Pack 1" for Vista and after this, the machines were fine.

2) Printers - Someone's cruel joke here, but when we migrated user accounts from XP, the printers that were already in the user profile not longer worked. To make things worse, these printers would not delete from the profile on Vista. I could add other printers, but not the ones already installed, drove me nuts! Shutting down the print spooler, dragging to the recycle bin, did not work.

The Fix - I ended up getting them all to remove by logging off as the user, unplugging from the Network, logging back in as the user and I could then "really" manage the printers and remove all I wanted.

3) Data Transfer - We went with the Belkin Easy Transfer, USB 2.0 to migrate user files from XP to VISTA. I problem came with large files and photos that killed the transfer process. After quite a few tries and a lot of time we found a pretty eff... Read more

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Hello, When my computer starts up it asks which OS would you like to run windows vista or windows vista heh...so I pick one of the two, however whatever one i pick it says running out of disk space. Now my mother in law borrowed the computer and said she put in a disk by mistake...

I think this is my windows install disk. does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Thanks in advance first time using this site so hold on with me lol
 

A:Solved: At startup it says which OS....Windows vista or windows vista...help

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I seem to have a unique problem here. A problem only Vista could think of...

Ill start from the beginning. I have this seagate 500 GB external HDD and currently I cant create new files... This I believe is a result of me attempting to share my HDD on my LAN. The problem is that I cant write to it in any way becuse when I try it says

The disk is write-protected.

Remove the write-protection or use another disk.
Try Again Cancel
So I went into the security options and set everyone to full control but nothing can be that simple with Vista

so after I clicked apply

This msg pops up
An error occurred while applying security information to:

G:ect..

The media is write protected.
Continue Cancel
I tryed running through each file holding down enter on Continue but in the end ether way it then comes up with this msg

Stopping the propagation of permission settings leads to an inconsistent state, in which some objects have the settings but others don't. If you made the change by mistake, you should apply the correct change immediately to achieve a consistent state.

So what Im geting out of this is that I dont have permistions to change my promistions so I can write on a read only file???

Dose anyone have any idea whats going on here?

I feel so lost
 

A:Solved: Vista

Try to create an Admin account if it's can allow you to do so, log off and logon as different Administrator and you can do whatever you like.
 

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I have been trying to network 3 units, 2 laptops which are wireless and a desktop which is wired, the desktop is running XP and the others Vista. The Desktop can network with one of the vista (A) and share files but not with vista (B)
Vista (B) can open files in vista (A) but (A) canít in (B) which canít even see the desktop.
Vista (B) has got something turned off thatís not letting the other 2 computers network but I canít find what or there is physically something wrong.
I have all computers in the same work group with all the file share options checked in networking and sharing center, the computers are sharing the net and on both vista computer in show full map, show all the right connected devices and computers in the right place.
Does anyone have any thoughts on what Iím missing on Vista (B)? Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Vista (B) MIA!

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Sorry if this question's been asked before. I tried the search, but couldn't find much about this.

Lately I've been thinking about upgrading to Vista 64 bit, but I'm kindda skeptical as I'm not entirely sure if there would be any major compatibility issues that I should be aware of. So, from your own experience, do you think this upgrade is worth the risk and effort?
 

A:Solved: Vista 64 Bit

hi there

i run vista ultimate x64 ok enough with only minor issues with some apps

wot os are u on just now? have u ran the vista upgrade advisor tho i cant remember if it includes x64

regards
 

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Hello everyone,

I've just built my first computer, and I need your help!

I'm going to buy vista but I saw that vista Home Premium and Vista Home premium OEM were totally different prices.

I'm on a budget so naturally the OEM appealed because it was cheaper.

Now I thought that OEM meant that it would only work on fresh/new systems. But I'm not sure .

Should I buy the OEM version or the "full" version?

Vista "full": http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=266353&CatId=0

Vista OEM:http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=263771
 

A:Solved: Vista OEM? Help!

Oem can only be used on one motherboard once activated, you cannot re-use it on another system whereas a retail version you can. Also Retail version owners get 2 free Microsoft tech support calls (for what they are worth)!
 

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Hello,

I have the PSW.x-Vir on my computer. The yellow triagle is flashing with the exclamation point and telling me to download anti-spyware. Every 10 mins or less 2 internet explorer windows pop up by themselves telling me to buy spyware as well as other windows. My computer is slower now. I have Vista so I don't think i can use SmitFraudFix. Please help me get rid of this. Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:13:00 PM, on 8/28/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Applications\wcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\p2phost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ubpr01.exe
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A:Solved: PSW.x-Vir on Vista

I found a thread with the same problem. I ran Malwarebytes and deleted everything it found. I think it did the trick. Here is its log followed by a new HJT log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.25
Database version: 1093
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

4:55:21 PM 8/28/2008
mbam-log-08-28-2008 (16-55-21).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 44894
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 36 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 2
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 14
Registry Values Infected: 22
Registry Data Items Infected: 14
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 18

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Windows\System32\ubpr01.exe (Trojan.Zlob) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\Program Files\Applications\wcs.exe (Trojan.Zlob) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\x123.x123mgr (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{e63648f7-3933-440e-b4f6-a8584dd7b7eb} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{f7d09218-46d7-4d3d-9b7f-315204cd0836} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{176d799e-6c8c-4d1a-8024-044d96a035e2} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{176d799e-6c8c-4d1a-8024-044d96a035e2} (Trojan.BHO) -> Quarantined and deleted successf... Read more

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The reason I haven't been on Tech Guy for over a month is because my laptop crashed.

I got a new one, with Vista, and want to get everything from my old hdd to my new laptop.

I have removed the hard drive and it is showing up as a slave on my new notebook, however since originally all my documents were set to private on my old notebook, the only way i have found to access them is to get to each individual file and reset the owner ... this then will then allow me to see the file that was previously locked.... however this is extremely time consuming.. i have tried changing the whole folders security access but that doesnt work.. the only way i have had it work is for rewriting each files permissions...

I have hundreds of photos, songs, and files i want to bring over... as fast as i can..

anyone know a good way?

thanks..
 

A:Solved: Vista Help Please!

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Well i ok i bought a new pc =) With vista allready isnstalled but the stuff i like too do on my pc would not let me because of vistas DEP and even when i allow it it just says cannot responed so i decided too install XP So anyway i go trough the stages until the Installing windows part and witch it comes up woth a error saying Installation Failed: H:\l386\asms: erroe message : acess denined and thats all what happens now when i try to turn on my compter i don't even get to the xp screen now is there anyway i could just get vista back or could you help me along to try and finish downloading xp


Thank you ^^

A:[SOLVED] Help please vista--xp

first of all, what type of xp cd are you using - could be part of the problem. Is it oem or retail version? or did it come with another computer.

are you trying to dual boot or totally get rid of vista and install xp.

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