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Q: impossible to find or is it ?

hi there. i have always come to you guys in the hour of need and every time you always come through for me but i recon this is the hardest one yet but if anyone can do it you can.. here goes
i have just bought a duel band mini wifi card for my sony vaio but i cannot find the drivers for it. i tried everything with no luck...please can u help.

wifi card....Broadcom BCM43222 Dual-band 802.11N Wireless MINI PCI

many thanks in advance..cheers

Preferred Solution: impossible to find or is it ?

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: impossible to find or is it ?

You can find the solution for the Driver you need in the Link below ...
Amazon.com: New Broadcom BCM43222 4322 mini PCI 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless N WiFi Card 300M: Everything Else
I have had the File checked by Virus Total and Malwarebytes ... Should be safe ...

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I got a Toshiba laptop, Model number PSLC8C-04401R

Heres the URL for my laptop i found online... this is about all i can find on it...

It lists everything you may need to help me out.

Altho i formatted im using windows 7 now but i can change that if i need.

I just need the Chipset drivers and any other drivers.
Cant find any of them...

In device manager there are 2 unknown devices.... no idea

And i used a program caleld Unknown Device, and it says my Chipset is Unknown, but in device manager under processors it lists my 2 AMD dual core processors..

Problem is i cant get on the net, no other conflicts besides there two..

SO maybe i gotta reinstall or upgrade my firmware or chipset???

A:Impossible to find Drivers...

Altho i formatted im using windows 7 now but i can change that if i need.Click to expand...

Sometimes Vista drivers work with Windows 7 drivers, but not always. I think this may be your problem.

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Hello everyone!

I'm pretty new here!

I have an issue with the PCI which means I cannot find the driver, I was searching for like 2-3 hours and there is no where to find...

Could anybody tell me where to find the driver?

The following Hardware ID is:


Running with Win7 64bit.

Looking forward to the reply


A:Impossible to find the driver (PCI)

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. The Driver you are looking for is the Intel Management Interface ..

If you know the Model Number of your Motherboard .. Do a Google search and that will lead you to the Download page for the Motherboard Drivers ...

If you do not know the Model Number let me know .. Search in System Information it might be there ...

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So I have a windows XP machine infected by the FBI Ransom ware, this one in particular
this pops up as soon as i log in to any account, i tried creating a new account offline and logging into that account and it still pops up instantly so everything i try has to be offline and i know theres something it's missing by being offline but i can't for the life of me find it.
the first malwarebytes scan i did found some infected exes and reg entries, i removed them. all subsequent malwarebytes scans are coming up clean. 
Safe mode was completely disabled, would not boot in to any of them, i was able to repair that but the damn thing starts in safemode, and again, can't do anything.
task manager and cmd are both terminated instantly, i can't run a tasklist to see what task it's running under so i can't locate it. 
i've been pouring though the registry removing entries that don't belong or that aren't critical to windows to see if anything budges.. no luck 
i've checked all the obvious places, application data both local and roaming. temp folders, windows, system32. i did find some stuff in there but removing it did nothing. 
i've tried expanding critical windows files off the cd (in case files like explore and a few other apps i know start with windows that could have been infected) nope...
at this point i've got it loaded into a VM so i can quickly access if on and offline. Part of my thought p... Read more

A:Infected by an impossible to find FBI Ransomware

found it, it was an infected user32.dll and an user32.ini. ESET found it. 
expanded good copies off the CD and fingers crossed it won't come back till i have some time to run some full scans and make sure there's nothing left. 

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A friend asked me to help finding a desktop with Win7 32bit. I searched several websites (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc) but could not find any. They are all 64bit. We are talking about a box in the $500 to $600 range. Is 32bit an extinct species?

A:Impossible to find a 32bit Win7 box


Newegg.com - ZT Element 2093Xa Athlon II X2 240(2.8GHz) 4GB DDR2 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Windows 7 Home Premium - Desktop PCs

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I have a HP Pavilion 15-ab032tx laptop. Product number is M2W75PA#ACJ. The laptop does not power on when the button is pressed. The power supply light does light on when the adapter is connected. No other LEDS turn on. The fan does not start. The display does not start.  But I hear a 'zing' sound for a second when I press the power button. The sound comes from the right hand side of the laptop, to the right of the touchpad. I think thats where the Hard disk is.  I believe the motherboard is fried. However, I am unable to find any way to replace the motherboard. I do not even know what motherboard comes installed with this laptop. I am unable to find this information online.  Can anyone help me please?

A:Impossible to find motherboard replacement?

Hi, The following shows the specs of your computer:       http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04700593 It uses   2.2 GHz Intel Core i5-5200U with Intel HD Graphics 5500 and with NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3L dedicated) therefore part number is on pages 62-63 of the following manual:       http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04642845.pdf  Please note: this is a very expensive part because CPU and graphics are included (on one unit). Regards. 

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Hey people,

I had a weird problem since yesterday :

I have a laptop with Two Hard Drive( one SSD of 24 gb and one big). Windows 8 is set up on the SSD hard drive

Yesterday, I got a freeze and I had to restart the computer by unplug it. After that, I can't boot it any more. I had a message which said that it missed
boot.ini (something like that)
I tried to repair it but the HD is locked. I tried to reinstall it, but I can't find the SSD hard drive during the installation process.
I use GParted Live but it didn't found the SSD drive too.

I don't know what I can I do to fix this problem.

If somebody have an idea

Thanks? by advance

A:Freeze Windows 8: Impossible to reboot and HD no find

Does it say it cannot find a certain boot file, the name escapes me right now, "Winboot" or Bootmem" or something - It will be a blue screen with a path. My Media machine does this, it is not seeing the Sata Drive, it is not showing up in the Bios. It may be hard to do with your laptop - But my solution is to disconnect the drive and reconnect it. With Power Off, so if you can open the back of your laptop, just take the drive out and stick it back in, then reboot, see if that resets it.

If it is Locked in the BIOS, then you may not be able to get into it without an Install disk, you should be able to boot to an Install disk and use the Automatic Repair from there. Don't try it through Windows, not in the state that it is in now - You MUST do it from an install disk. I'll bet the drive is locked because the system detected a drive error and it wants to do a CHKDSK - You can do that using Hiren's Boot CD (Link down below my sig pic) - And boot using that - While you are in it, you can check the whole drive with one of the Hard Drive Testing tools in the "Dos Programs" - After that, boot to Mini XP on the Hirens disk, then run a full CHKDSK from there - After that, reboot to Windows 8, and see if it goes through an Auto Repair process, let it do whatever it needs to do. You can invoke it through the Win 8 Install disk if you cannot invoke it through Windows 8 itself.

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I d installed in W7 CubicExplorer.It is well in progrmafiles,but not in control pannel to uninstall nor in Msconfig.Revo uninstall don t also not find it!!!
What can I do to uninstall this pgm?Thanks

A:Impossible to uninst.a pgm not find in control panel

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Does this info help?
Cubic Reality Software

Is there a shortcut on the Start Menu form uninstalling the app?

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Hello there,I have malware in my computer, amongst others scvhost.exe, listening to port 135. I noticed because:- The computer was running astonishingly slowly- Every time I turned it on, Zonealarm asked me if I allowed scvhost.exe to act as a server on, and then on other ports- The command "net view" on the DOS console sends me back error 1231- I can no longer connect to my home network with my computer (but connecting to Internet works very well)I usually run Avast + ZoneAlarm + Spyboot search & destroy + Spyware blaster. Since I detected that I was infected I have downloaded and installed BitDefender and turned ZoneAlarm and Avast off.First BitDefender Scan found one malware which it erradicated. Further BitDefender thorough scans do not detect anything (neither do any scans with other antivirus/antispyware) but some minutes after turning the computer on and having done one clean scan, BitDefender says it is blocking on "standard" backdoor malware (cf attachment).Is there any other option than reinstalling windows?Please find below the extract of today's highjack this' post.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:21:55, on 25/01/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32�... Read more

A:Malware detected but impossible to find with anti-virus

Hi NiceRabbit,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum and sorry for the delay. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Tell me if you have done anything since previous post. Or you have run any other tools. Also tell me how is the current condition of your computer.

To get an idea about the current condition of you computer 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.Set the scan files/folders to 3 mounts.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)

Note 1: If you have difficulty finding the logs, the logs are in this folder: C:\rsit

Note 2: The tool takes not more than one minute to scan the system.You might want to save this page on your favorites, so you can find it again when you return.

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I have been fighting a virus for weeks that I simply can not "find" or fix. I have tried tons of anit-virus programs and recommendations, including AVG (free, both in Windows and booted from DVD), a "special" AVG file sent to me by them (AVG_remover_all, probably part of paid pckge?)), Avast(free), Malwarebytes, FarBar, aswMBR, RogueKiller, RKill, HitmanPro, UnHackMe, Greatis, TDSSKiller, and Kaspersky... This is an MBR virus that uses scvhost for hooks(?)... I'm 95% sure I got this right (or close enough). First, Kaspersky logs show,most importantly,==================================================11/25/14 8:18 PM OK sdc3/MININT/SYSTEM32/PCA_OPT.DLL11/25/14 8:18 PM OK sdc3/MININT/SYSTEM32/MBR.DLL/#11/25/14 8:18 PM OK sdc3/MININT/SYSTEM32/MBR.DLL/#/HDDImage11/25/14 8:18 PM Packed: HDDImage sdc3/MININT/SYSTEM32/MBR.DLL/#11/25/14 8:18 PM OK sdc3/MININT/SYSTEM32/PCA_MSG.DLL================================================== 
 HDDImage.jpg   44.12KB
 svchost-services.jpg   84.11KB
  0 downloads  From my novice (virus) knowledge base, but with a "programming history" - a bank programmer for 1+yr in early 80s until I decided I didn't like - and STILL BEEN DOING IT FOR MYSELF+ FOR the 30+yrs since, but on a lmited scale (VBA, MacroExpress).... and with lots of "virus surfing", my understanding is that an MBR virus has "packed" or "zipped" files hiding it's code that is substitut... Read more

A:"Memory Monster" Virus (scvHost) impossible to find/eradicate

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I've been googling and using various other search engines to try and find a hard drive caddy and connector for a Vpr Matrix Series 110 (185A5). Anyone have any ideas ???


A:HELP:vpr Matrix Series 110 Hard Drive Connector impossible to find

I suppose you've tried newegg.com?

These have a pretty big range of pretty much anything.

Good luck.



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Has anyone had experience finding a working driver for a Vostro 3560 laptop?
I've spent close to 8 hours trying to find one, including wiping the laptop and installing drivers in proper order, using the update client through dell, etc.
Every single one gives an error that the installation has failed or the driver is incompatible. This makes no sense because I'm using the drivers dell has recommended both through their update manager and via service tag search.

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It's impossible for me to find a good working graphics driver ?!!

Actuelly I have installed the 195.81 from laptopvideo2go, but there are some problems, like yellow lines at the screen when looking pictures, or problems with 3D-programs like sketchup ......

Has anybody the same problem?

with kind regards

A:Satellite X200-21W: Win7/64x: impossible to find working graphic driver


I?m not wondering about these lines on your notebook screen because you are using display driver from latptopvideo2go? I also don?t have good experience with these drivers like overheating. So at the moment I?m only using Toshiba display driver?

Have you tried this driver? The Toshiba website shows for Vista 64bit a driver that should work on Windows 7 too.
Check this!!!


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I have installed on my computer a new PC only version of Windows 8. I've not purchased a new PC for about 8 years so its impossible it came with the computer, I built the computer myself.

I remember I brought an upgrade copy of Win8 in error, I got it from PC world. I still have those disk but now I also have this new PC version. I remember going back to PC to tell them I brought it in error I also remember calling the MS helpline.

Can anyone make sense of this? How did this copy come to be working on this computer?

I'm currently wanting to do a clean install but I can't because I can't workout what happened in the past



A:How is this even impossible?

Sounds like you may have an OEM System Builder versions of Windows 8. It is intended to be installed by someone or a company building a new computer that is to be resold. That particular version includes a personal use license which allows anyone to buy an OEM System Builder copy of the software and install it on a (new or old) PC that is intended for personal use. It should have come with an installation key.

Here is some more information on the ZDnet web site.


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I'll start my request with a copy of my original question posted elsewhere on this site, where I was then referred here.

Is this impossible?


Is there any way to stop Virtu Monde popups? Somehow, I have become infected. Nothing seems to stop this creature. I have NIS installed. It doesn't help. I have Windows Defender installed. It doesn't help. My settings are set to block all popups. It doesn't help. Spyware Doctor will remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day, but it always keeps comming back. I don't want to remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day. I want to stop it from placing popups on my computer in the first place. Is this possible. If so, how do I do it?

Thank you in advance,


Hello likekinds

Spyware Doctor is not cleaning it all out.

The only way to totally get rid of it is by using HijackThis

You should post a HijackThis log. The experts on the forum there will clean it all up for you


Read the Red sticky at the top first
IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

Do all you can from the instructions. If you can`t run something just miss it out and post the log anyway with a brief description of your problem

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A:Is This Impossible #2

It appears as though you stopped at Step 2

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.


DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts

If the following message from DSS appears, please click on "Yes" to allow it to download HijackThis, if you don't already have it.

Allow DSS through your firewall to download HijackThis by clicking "OK"

DSS has installed HijackThis, and placed a shortcut on your desktop. Click "OK" to allow the scan to continue.

When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
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.tx... Read more

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In Outlook 98, if you permanently delete messages from your deleted folder, how can you get that data back? I know it can be done because our former IT person used to do it. Our back-up pst file does not have the lost data either. Is there help out there?

A:Is this impossible?

I have heard that on the Microsoft website they have the info for this.
Sorry that I don't have the time now to find it for you.

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Ok XP PRO...but I ain't no pro and my grammar sucks!

I was messing with the file associations...

Now I can't open folders in the same window anymore.
Nor can I delete the associations I had made.

My Computer -> C: -> same tree

after that

XYZ folder and its subs all open independently


Is there any way to fix this? Other than a reinstall?

A:Maybe impossible to help me...

If you have a recent restore point you can go that route and restore your computer to a point before you changed this.Any other programs or settings will revert back to that time.

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ok so i had just got one of my old laptops to work again and i was very happy. Then one of my sisters wanted to use it so i let her use it. I got it back, but when it was returned it had two viruses on it. One was Windows police pro and the other was Protection System. I am sure i got rid of Police pro but i cant get rid of protection system. I tried to download Malware and Combo Fix ,but everytime i go to launch a program it brings up some command prompt thing saying C\\Windows\system32\desote. It is beinging to frustrate me and i dont know what to do. Please someone help D: [(Note for all)(i started firefox by right clicking and using the run as command)]

A:Impossible to fix?

Hi TunaFishyFish and to Bleeping Computer!Please note: ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert." It is NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.ROOTREPEAL-------------We need to check for rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Zip Mirrors (Recommended)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive.Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.

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Hey guys it's me again with my annoying and those that seem to be impossible-to-fix-problems.

Well 3 months ago i bought an AMD 5600+ Dual Core and i had lots of problems since then, believing it was defective, i wrote to AMD support and requested an RMA. My replacement arrived today. It fixed LOTS of random crashes and my computer was able to boot up properly with both rams placed on in dual channel. I went to play on Soulstorm, it crashed, sometimes half way through a game or sometimes about 5 minutes into the game. I went on another game which is Company of Heroes, it crashed too.

The only reason i tested these 2 games was because they crashed most of the times when i had the defective processor.I thought it was the RAM but i thought it wouldn't make any sense because while waiting for my replacement to arrive, i put in my old AMD Athlon 3500+ and it worked fine with EVERY SINGLE games so it couldn't be the RAM and it can't be the replacement either. Not knowing what else to do, i took one stick of ram out, and guess what? It worked like a charm ! I really have no idea what's going on inside but if anyone had been through this or anyone who knows how to fix please help and....ermm if it works you'll be able to rest assured that a person on earth is grateful and just wants to kill you with hugs XD

BTW this is my spec:
Abit AN52
OCZ PC26400 platinum edition
Radeon Sapphire 1950x Pro
AMD 5600+ Dual Core
Arctic Cooler 64 Pro
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A:Impossible! I need some serious help

Have you switched the ram modules around to see if it is stable with either one installed?

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Is there any way to stop Virtu Monde popups? Somehow, I have become infected. Nothing seems to stop this creature. I have NIS installed. It doesn't help. I have Windows Defender installed. It doesn't help. My settings are set to block all popups. It doesn't help. Spyware Doctor will remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day, but it always keeps comming back. I don't want to remove Virtu Monde a hundred times a day. I want to stop it from placing popups on my computer in the first place. Is this possible. If so, how do I do it?

Thank you in advance,


A:Is this impossible?

Hello likekinds

Spyware Doctor is not cleaning it all out.

The only way to totally get rid of it is by using HijackThis

You should post a HijackThis log. The experts on the forum there will clean it all up for you


Read the Red sticky at the top first

Do all you can from the instructions. If you can`t run something just miss it out and post the log anyway with a brief description of your problem

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i want to get email to cycle through signatures.

1st email sig would be 'abc', second email sig, 'def', third 'hij' and so on, is there any way to do this short of manually entering the sig?

using commonly available hotmail and Yahoo controls?

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I have a relatively new Dell XPS 410 running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I am extremely exasperated over a problem that seems unfixable. Every time I start the computer, I get a pop-up appearing right before the user log on screen. It says "Fixed" and will not let me exit out, so I can only perss "OK" to bypass it. The log on screen is normal and any user can be selected to log on. But, when selcted to log on, it loads personal settings, flashes the desktop and immediately logs off and saves the settings. I can not get to the desktop, so I can not scan for viruses or delete files. I really don't want to hear the computer is forever inoperable. Any advice would be appreciated!

A:Please Help Me...log On Impossible!

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Hi! I'm new here -- noticed that a few people had the same problem I'm having with IE Pop-Ups, so I thought I'd look for some help. Spyware scans and pop-up stoppers couldn't cut it and my virus scanner finds nothing wrong.

Though I can only check back here every now and then, and not on the weekends (I apologize in advanced for slow replies), I was hoping that someone might have some ideas on where to go to fix this!

Thanks for your time!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:58:20 AM, on 6/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
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A:Impossible IE Pop-Ups!

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i want to get email to cycle through signatures.

1st email sig would be 'abc', second email sig, 'def', third 'hij' and so on, is there any way to do this short of manually entering the sig?

using commonly available hotmail and Yahoo controls?

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There are some files on my flash drive that are no longer visible, i know they werent deleted because the data still shows up in the properties...I tried allowing it to to show hidden and system files in folder options, nothin. i even tried running a command to show hidden files to no avail...please help

xp asus notebook and vista acer desktop, same thing on both... i also tried a file recovery program and all it would come up with is previously deleted files

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I have five computer equipped whit Win 2000 french edition. And some Win 2000 dont want to load the profil of the user ??? It take 2 or 3 reboot after it works ??? Whath I do wrong during the installation ??? The user are not defind on the machine but on the domaine ...help !!! Sorry for my english

A:Win 2k bug ????? Impossible =)))


What errors are you getting? What happens when a user logs on? Are the profiles on the server or are they all on the local machine?

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I have a folder in my external terabyte that appeared some time ago. I can not delete it with any software. I tried to delete with DOS and it says all the same. The problem is that it will not let me downgrade it to a write-able format. It seems to be locked in READ ONLY status. I have attempted to take ownership of the drive and the files, but I can not get rid of it. When I first noticed it, it was random letters. When I tried to delete the file it turned into many many "Z's". When I ran the DOS delete protocol it changed into 6 "Z's"; with in that folder is a empty folder called "Update". Since then I have not been able to do anything about it. I don't know what to do. I even downloaded a program called Delete on Boot, and still no success. I have been coming here for about a year when I caught the Rogue Internet Security 2010. It was since then, 12/30/09 the day that i reformatted to yield to the virus's victory that the file first appeared in the external hard drive. I am wits end and I know someone out there can help me. Please tell me what to do. I was told that it was very complex and destructive hack file. Am I infected again?

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I have a relatively new Dell XPS 410 running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I am extremely exasperated over a problem that seems unfixable. Every time I start the computer, I get a pop-up appearing right before the user log on screen. It says "Fixed" and will not let me exit out, so I can only perss "OK" to bypass it. The log on screen is normal and any user can be selected to log on. But, when selcted to log on, it loads personal settings, flashes the desktop and immediately logs off and saves the settings. I can not get to the desktop, so I can not scan for viruses or delete files. I really don't want to hear the computer is forever inoperable. Any advice would be appreciated!

A:Please Help-log On Impossible!

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This computer was recently used to look for a certain video online, and, unsurprisingly, it got a virus and/or some spyware. My homepage gets redirected to a million spyware protection sites (which seem like they're the hijackers themselves) and I'm having a hard time fixing it. So far I've run CW Shredder, Spybot S&D, and Adaware. The last two seemed to help, but adaware was unable to delete one of the trojans and the problem is still there.

So here's the HJT log, for your inspection.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 03:16:55 a.m., on 26/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Bluetooth\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
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A:Impossible spyware

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I have a Gateway Laptop that is 5 years old. I rarely use it, but like to be able to use it outside or in bed when I'm bedridden (disabled). For 3 months now I cannot got on line with it. My desktop works fine, which is connected to a wireless Netgear router from BrightHouse (roadrunner). They've been to the house 10 times and successfully get it up and running, but if I shut it down for and hour or more the same thing happens. I can't get on line with a message that I have limmited or no connectivity. It seems to have something to do with loosing my network key and IP address. Since this is from Bright House I assumed they could fix it. I even paid $170 to a tech support team who got it up and running only to loose the connection again a few hours later. There must be a solution for this problem, I just can't find anyone who can fix it. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your time.

A:Problem seems impossible to fix?

<<They've been to the house 10 times and successfully get it up and running, but if I shut it down for and hour or more the same thing happens.>>

Have you asked...what the problem was...when you paid to have it serviced?


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Hello, I have an application that needs port 1176 open for others to connect to me (I'm pretty sure thats how it works)

I have a D-link DI-524 and have followed the portforward website perfectly but, still no luck.
Nobody can connect to my server, my server isn't even detecting other people trying to connect to it.

I used www.canyouseeme.org and I get
Error: I could not see your service on *ip adress* on port (1176)
Reason: Connection refused

This is happened to me many times for as long as I can remember, only some times it will actually let me port forward certain things. Can anyone share some information to get me on the right track and possibly fix this problem?


A:Portforwarding Impossible

Do you have any firewall installed on your server? (I presumed you do) Try to open that port in your firewall.

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Okay, this may seem needlessly complicated, but humour me.

I work at a school that has some students using a video program requiring the screen resolution to be set at a particular level (800x600 I'm told). The students do not have access to the Display Properties panel, presumable to stop them screwin around with any of the other settings.

Now, I've been told to find a setting in the windows registry that allows students access to the screen resolution property but NOT the actual Display Properties panel. Is this even possible?!? If so, any ideas on where the hell to find it? The OS is Windows XP.

If this isn't possible, does anyone have any suggestions for other solutions to this problem? Perhaps an app that allows access to certain aspects of the Display Properties settings?

A:A perhaps impossible task...

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I recently had a bunch of viruses that messed up my entire computer.
I ran a bunch of spyware/malware scans and they found a bunch of things.

I ran an AVG scan, and it told me to restart so I did.
When it turned back on, nothing would load.
No start menu, no taskbar, no desktop icons, just a background.
The Task Manager says it's been disabled by the administrator.

This happens even in safe mode, and I can't get into the administrator account.

How exactly do I fix this problem? Is it even possible to fix this problem?
it's extremely frustrating.

by the way, I'm using XP professional.

A:Seem to have an impossible problem

Hello Deee,I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/208223/hijackthis-log-something-about-win32/ We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.This leaves you with a choice:1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deletedOR2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possibl... Read more

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I'm done, I have troubleshooted my PC thousand times just trying to solve it.

Here my specs:
Intel core 2 duo E4600 @2.4 GHz

4GB of DDR2 Ram(not buffered)

DELL P301D Motherboard For the Vostro 220s System (Is one of those motherboard which just handles core2duo and below cpus

XFX 4GB R9 380

Logysis 550w power supply

Dell Vostro 200 Bios 1.0.16

Windows 8.1 Pro (Not original)

Alright, so my problem basically is that my on my r9 380 which is not DEAD doesn t display at all on the monitor, but on board graphics are just fine, here is the list of things that I've tried already:

Reset CMOS
Change form VGA to HDMI and DVI
Tried 3 different monitors
Tried the graphics card on another setup
Tested display cables, they all work
Tried my old gt 740 And it worked fine on the board (SO NO PCI-E x16 Express problems)
Disabled On board graphics
Make pci express principal display
Make sure all cables were tight up and worked correctly
Graphics card receiving enough power
PSU working on others pc
Ram, all fans, cpu, everything good.

Another thing that is interesting is that I connected 2 display ports (1 connected to the graphics card and one to the board) Guess what my motherboard actually detects my gpu but obviously shows up the dell unsupported video configuration

Like this: https://www.google.com.do/search?q=unsupported+video+fo...:

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i think i might need to change internet providers from cox since i cannot change this ip, which i need to do for business. my current ip has been there for months and refuses to change no matte what. i have turned off and on a million times, did ipconfig/release, etc a million times too. the current ip is hanging on for dear life. i have also talked to cox at least half a dozen times with no luck. they say my computer is set to hang on to this ip and keeps resetting it. anyone have any suggestions on what to do before i switch carriers? thanks
i have a sony vaio and it uses windows xp

A:impossible to change ip

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I cannot boot in either safe or normal mode. When attempting to boot in safe mode, the drivers will load, I wait, the screen goes black & I get the words "safe Mode" in all 4 corners, the cursor moves, but nothing else. Sometimes I simply get a blue screen with a moveable curor. When running a diagnostic I get "boot manager is corrupt or missing". I cannot run system restore. I have the Vista 64 recovery disks from HP , but the computer will not boot from them (the choice to boot from the cd never appears); however, the computer will run the Vista 64 recovery disk I got from the internet, but it cannot find an operating system to repair. I have one 200gb hard drive, however when I run chkdsk, it calls the drive X & says there is only 3 gb there. One more thing, while booting I noticed the opportunity to go into the raid utility by pushing crtl N. I never put raid on my computer & there is no evidence of it in the boot consol. The computer is an HP Pavilion with an AMD Quad core processor runing windows 64, 6gb of ram, 200 gb hard drive. Of course I do not want to do a clean install of windows because I have a great deal on my HD I do not want to loose. Thank you in advance for your help!!

A:Boot Impossible

..... however, the computer will run the Vista 64 recovery disk I got from the internet,....Have you considered using Knoppix Live CD (Linux) to try to rescue the important stuff to external storage media in the meantime?Here's a link to a guide on how to do so. The version of Knoppix may have changed but the same principles apply:http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/Hope this is of some help?

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Can someone please help me get rid of virusbusters, I've tried everything that I can think of. Thanks in advance.

A:Virusbusters -- Impossible to get rid of

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I have what would seem at first to be a very simple problem with my wireless mice, but all of my attempts at solving it have yielded no progress. I am hoping for someone hardware-savvy to help me out. Here's my schtick:

I began experiencing skipping with my wireless mouse just subtle enough to irritate me and throw off my game (Dota and the like) a few weeks ago. I was using, at that time, a larger Logitech mouse. Unfortunately, I can't recall the make of it, but I had been using it for at least two or three years. One of my front USB ports on my machine doesn't work at all, but I tried the back of my tower and also on the side of my secondary monitor. No improvement. So naturally, I concluded that either my mouse or receiver was just aged and in need of replacement.

I have now been using this Logitech m510 for a week, but the slight skipping is still there, at times more or less noticeable. This led me to believe it was a trouble with the surface of my wooden desktop. I cleaned it thoroughly-- nothing. I tried a mouse pad-- nothing. The receiver is in clear sight directly beside my shoulder, so I would like to think that interference could not possibly be so sensitive. Where is the trouble? Coincidentally ALL of my USB ports?

My PC is a decently powerful machine, I built it within the last year. I am running Win7 64-bit from a Corsair Force 3 SSD with an i5-2500k CPU and 8GB of RAM. My GPU is an AMD Radeon HD 6800. Any ideas? If you need more information fr... Read more

A:The Impossible Mouse!

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a few days ago there were supposively some yahoo im messages sent from one of my computers that have more or less led to a chaotic situation. conviently enough, yahoo messengers logs are turned off so i cant pull them up. my question is does vista happen to log computer acitivities so i can see if what was ran on that particular day? and if so how do i find these logs? thanks.

A:Likely Impossible Question


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This is going to be a long post. I'll start from the beginning.

Windows 7 (64 bit premium) came to my door today. I put it in my disc, logged on to my windows xp account. A pop up came up saying, "close any programs still on xp". So i googled how to do that, and it said to wipe my fdisk. I opened the console and did so, but that it didn't know if it was an external or internal command. So i googled another way to do it, and it get compmgmt.msc as a command to enter into my start>run thingy. I do that, and i go to disk management. Then i went to format, and hit the start button (not on the bottom of the screen, the little pop up window from format). Then it tells me i need to go to safe mode. I did, and went to the command prompt safe mode. I typed in fdisk, but got the same message as before. I hit restart, and went into regular safe mode. The other places i read about said to do it in administrator. The administrator had never been there before, and had just popped up. I hit enter on the password to see if it would go, but it wouldnt. so i hit restart, but this time windows 7 started up instead. Then i got stuck and froze my computer, so i restarted again. Then this message popped up before i get to the loading screen:

windows could not start becasue the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system\hal.dll.
please reinstall the above file.
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A:impossible to get from windows xp to 7

You can't start setup from Windows. And you can't format the drive from which you are running Windows, any more than you can dig a hole in the ground you are standing on. You need to boot from the DVD and then remove the partitions when you have the option. After that, just follow the prompts.

There is no "fdisk" in Windows since around 10 years ago and it shouldn't be used on modern systems. Partitioning and formatting are part of setup. There are no messages from Windows 7 setup that mention fdisk, ever.

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This morning, while attempting to move some files around my Windows 7 64bit laptop began telling me that I didn't have permission to do so, as I needed permission from the "TrustedInstaller". I googled this issue and resolved it by configuring permissions.

Feeling a little suspicious I decided to run Malwarebytes. As I attempted to install it, when asked what language I wanted - the program defaults to "Bosanski". Being that I work in IT and have cleaned hundreds of machines I installed it anyway and was able to blindly walk my way through it and run a scan. It came back clean.

I then went to "Region and Language" in the Control Panel and once I got in there, all the values started scrolling around madly until it settled on "Afrikaans (South Africa).

I then went to download Speccy, as to give you a screenshot of my system specs and the installer did the same thing. It chose the "Portuguese" language. I then tried to download some other programs and they all did the same thing.

Another bug that is happening is that when I attempt to move any files, Windows will not allow me to scroll down...it locks onto "My Documents" and then if I scroll down and choose a different directory...it immediately scrolls back up to My Documents.

I'm at my wits end with this, as googling as brought me nothing. One thread came close to what I was describing but it had no resolution. And most of the things from his log appear identi... Read more

A:Nearly Impossible To Describe, But I'll Try

Trustedinstaller *belongs* to the operating system and should not be moved or modified in any way. Also, keep in mind, just because you scanned with MBAM and came up clean, doesn't mean that your system, is in fact, clean. It sure sounds like malware, or some kind of virus, to me. If you have an installed AV, run a full system scan. Perhaps you could try restoring to a point before you had issues. I don't believe Trustedinstaller would have anything to do with the language issues that you are experiencing.

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I have recently' down loaded "avria free" as my security it seemed to read well as results! I am possibly answering my own question , was with Microsoft essentials! I just have a feeling it is not my latest big download causing my problems! Please take into account as many say I am very "Novice like" must cut to the chase as you must have to "speed read" My Pc windows - 7 - 64 bit! takes chunks out of hours to respond to my browsers! Default F/F plus G/ Chrome & IE & palemoon! just read about palemoon somewhere & downloaded it ages ago!! do not know if that is obscure! also I notice on "opening" getting audio that sorta represents itself for ages going'' scuse this! it goes DUM DUM? DUM DUM? I know what sprang to your mind & I agree!! It is just the notchiness as well! or "clunkyness"  & then F/F may go unresponsive & the rest of my browsers! would or could you be kind enough to help me please! I also run M.B.A.M & Super anti spyware & often update & run also CC cleaner! bit o a mess at the moment! 
                                                                               Cheers Yony

A:Pc has gone "clunky& near impossible"

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hello Guys, I have a really big problem which I can't solve it.
Recently I bought a 2GB Micro SD card from someone and I attempt to format it but i'm receiving a message: "Windows was unable to complete the format".
Tryed to delete them but an error is occurring.
I did an AVG Antivirus, SuperAntiSpyware, Trojan Remover and STOPzilla! scan but i find three viruses:
-Klif Trojan
but its pointless since after I remove them, they reapear.
I've attempted to delete them with Unlocker but it requires to restart and after that they reapear again.
I've even Booted a Partition Manager an wipe/delete the partition on the card using all the 35 steps format it and it took me 4 hrs. but no use. They are still there.
And even formating my card on my other friend's phones/digital cameras and is no use. The files are still there.
The card contains 220MB of corrupted, cross-linked and virused files. I tried to scandisk it but after the scan and repair, the same exact files remained there. Its like the card has a secret reservoir which replaces back all the "bad" files.
Table of files:
Folders: GFS_TMP, IMF090~1, IMF090~2, IMF090~2, IMF090~3, WA1D5E~3, WA1D5E~2(these folders contain files with weird names like random characters and various sizes like 3,5GB), WapTemp, sryk, Videos, Imsifolder, nane, Images.
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A:The Impossible Virus!!!

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Hello, today all of a sudden my PC just BSOD'd out of nowhere. Now when I try to boot into normal mode it BSODs, and if I try to go into safe mode it either BSOD's or stalls while loading classpnp.sys. I was able to boot using Last Known Good Configuration but it's really aunstable. Windows boots fine but it can BSOD at any momeny and when I tried to run an anti-virus the whole computer froze altogether near the end. I can get into System Repair options but I don't know what to do. I tried to use system restore in there but it said I had no restore points which I thought I did. It also said local disc D: near the top tab even though my local drive is C. Can someone help me out? My OS is Windows 7 32-bit.

A:Booting Nearly Impossible


do you think you've been infected with malware or is it more likely you're looking at a hardware failure or software problem?

rgards myrti

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I've been trying for quite sometime now to install Window's most recent update patches - 11 of them, starting with KB921598 (Office 2003 security update).
It always fails, however, no matter what I do: it will not update neither when turning off computer (normal way) or when I try to do it in a customized way, selecting manually.

A:impossible to update XP

Try running Dial-a-fix:http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_version

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For about 2-3 days now, it's become impossible to load certain websites. These websites include www.mediafire.com, and there is software called "Hamachi" to simulate a virtual lan server, which also won't connect at all. Hamachi gets stuck at "Probing" and mediafire.com completely fails to load. I have used websites like isitdown to check if mediafire is down for everyone of just me, and it's just me.

I have restarted the router 4-5 times, and I've tried accessing it from all computers in our home, but none of them work.

I am using Windows 8 and am with MWEB.

Please help,

A:Internet near impossible to use

That sounds like an ISP problem
it is quite likely blocked by your ISP
I have friends in SA who inform me that when they reach close to their monthly limits, sites like mediafire and other sharing sites get blocked
Most SA ISPs do severely limit what you can download and give what is seen in rest of the world as very low bandwith limits for a very expensive price

Check with ISP first

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