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Multiple system crashes/application failures (Vista 64)

Q: Multiple system crashes/application failures (Vista 64)

Three days ago, my system went haywire. The initial symptom was my screen freezing up (horizontal, multicolored lines...I could still see the cursor, but couldn't move it). Every time I restarted my computer, it would eventually do the same thing. Prior to the freeze-up, I would receive various notifications from Windows saying that one or several programs had stopped working, but it was rarely if ever the same program twice (two that I remember were: consent.exe and Microsoft Software Licensing Service). So far, there have been no freeze-ups while operating in safe mode, although programs continue to stop responding.Also, any program I was actively running, such as Firefox, WMP, Windows Explorer, etc., would often stop working. I was able to install the latest version of Firefox, but it eventually stopped working altogether (I would try to open it and literally nothing would happen--didn't even show up as an active process on Task Manager or my Codestuff Starter app.).I tried to download Trend Micro's virus scanner and Kaspersky's, but could not do so, I believe because the Windows installer program stopped working.When I reboot, Microsoft security center says either that McAfee is not communicating to the security center in a compatible mode or that McAfee is turned off. I tried to run a virus scan with McAfee but the program stopped responding. I tried again, and McAfee said "Required DAT files missing; please reinstall." I ran McAfee in safe mode and, after one failure, it completed a full system scan of my local drives, finding no infections. I tried to scan my processes twice, but McAfee stopped responding both times.(Not in safe mode) I tried to uninstall a couple of Apple programs, and I got a pop up saying my administrator had disabled this function and I had no permission to do the uninstall...I am the administrator and only user of this computer.I ran Spybot, which found no infections. I defragmented my hard drive. I used the memory check diagnostic and found no problems. I spent an hour on the phone with Toshiba support, and the tech found no hardware problems (his advice was to do a system recoverl, which I thought was premature). I did a system restore, which did not help the problem. The Toshiba tech asked me about my fan, which I thought was a little odd, but I told him I hadn't noticed anything unusual (not that that means anything), and he didn't elaborate.I tried to follow the instructions in the Prep Guide, but I could not download DDS (said my operating system did not support it). I found another thread which advised I should download RSIT. My log is pasted below, and I have attached the info.txt file. Thank you very much for your help.___Logfile of random's system information tool 1.06 (written by random/random)Run by Bart at 2009-07-30 21:59:42Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium Service Pack 1System drive C: has 49 GB (16%) free of 304 GBTotal RAM: 4093 MB (80% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:59:47 PM, on 7/30/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18248)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Users\Bart\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GG4DGX5U\RSIT[1].exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\Bart.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstartR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstartR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstartR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exeO1 - Hosts: ::1 localhostO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Scriptcl.dllO2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files (x86)\google\googletoolbar1.dllO2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dllO2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dllO3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files (x86)\google\googletoolbar1.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKeyO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSBkgdUpdate] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -bootO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PaperPort PTD] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndexSearch] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PPort11reminder] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\ScanSoft\PaperPort\11\Config\Ereg\Ereg.ini"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrMfcWnd] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe" /AUTORUNO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter3] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe" /autorunO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent DNA] "C:\Users\Bart\Program Files (x86)\DNA\btdna.exe"O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimizedO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO13 - Gopher Prefix: O16 - DPF: {FFBB3F3B-0A5A-4106-BE53-DFE1E2340CB1} (DownloadManager Control) - http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/vers...ivex-latest.cabO18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLLO23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeO23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Ati External Event Utility - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: ConfigFree Gadget Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFProcSRVC.exeO23 - Service: ConfigFree Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeO23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Intel? PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exeO23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeO23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exeO23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeO23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeO23 - Service: McAfee McShield (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\McShield.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Task Manager (McTaskManager) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exeO23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Intel? PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exeO23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe,-101 (slsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: SmartFaceVWatchSrv - Toshiba - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatchSrv.exeO23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Sony SCSI Helper Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\Fsk\SonySCSIHelperService.exeO23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: TMachInfo - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\TMachInfo.exeO23 - Service: TOSHIBA Navi Support Service (TNaviSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TNaviSrv.exeO23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exeO23 - Service: TOSHIBA SMART Log Service - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SMARTLogService\TosIPCSrv.exeO23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)--End of file - 9816 bytes======Registry dump======[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}]Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll [2006-10-22 62080][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}]Spybot-S&D IE Protection - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll [2008-09-15 1562960][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231}]scriptproxy - C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Scriptcl.dll [2006-11-30 67136][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}]Google Toolbar Helper - c:\program files (x86)\google\googletoolbar1.dll [2008-08-14 2554680][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D}]Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dll [2008-08-14 325048][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}]Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll [2009-05-21 41368][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - &Google - c:\program files (x86)\google\googletoolbar1.dll [2008-08-14 2554680][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]"ShStatEXE"=C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE [2006-11-30 112216]"McAfeeUpdaterUI"=C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe [2006-11-17 136768]"SSBkgdUpdate"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate\SSBkgdupdate.exe [2006-10-25 210472]"PaperPort PTD"=C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe [2007-10-11 29984]"IndexSearch"=C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\IndexSearch.exe [2007-10-11 46368]"PPort11reminder"=C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\Ereg\Ereg.exe [2007-08-31 328992]"BrMfcWnd"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe [2007-11-05 741376]"ControlCenter3"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe [2007-10-30 77824]"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe [2008-10-15 39792]"iTunesHelper"=C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe [2009-04-02 342312]"SunJavaUpdateSched"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe [2009-05-21 148888][HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]"TOSCDSPD"=C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe [2008-04-24 432640]"BitTorrent DNA"=C:\Users\Bart\Program Files (x86)\DNA\btdna.exe [2009-01-14 342848]"SpybotSD TeaTimer"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe [2008-09-16 1833296]"Skype"=C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe [2009-05-26 24264488][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\aawservice][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\network\aawservice][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]"dontdisplaylastusername"=0"legalnoticecaption"="legalnoticetext"="shutdownwithoutlogon"=1"undockwithoutlogon"=1"EnableUIADesktopToggle"=0[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\explorer]"NoActiveDesktop"="NoActiveDesktopChanges"="ForceActiveDesktopOn"=[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\standardprofile\authorizedapplications\list]"C:\Program Files (x86)\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe"="C:\Program Files (x86)\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe:*:Enabled:BitTorrent"[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\sharedaccess\parameters\firewallpolicy\domainprofile\authorizedapplications\list]======List of files/folders created in the last 1 months======2009-07-30 21:59:42 ----D---- C:\rsit2009-07-30 21:39:11 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro2009-07-30 21:34:13 ----SHD---- C:\Config.Msi2009-07-30 17:24:34 ----A---- C:\Windows\ntbtlog.txt2009-07-30 00:44:12 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\javaws.exe2009-07-30 00:44:12 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\javaw.exe2009-07-30 00:44:12 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\java.exe2009-07-29 22:53:45 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\toshiba2009-07-29 13:25:59 ----D---- C:\ProgramData\WindowsSearch2009-07-14 21:56:23 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\t2embed.dll2009-07-14 21:56:23 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\fontsub.dll2009-07-14 21:56:23 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\atmfd.dll2009-07-14 21:56:21 ----A---- C:\Windows\system32\dciman32.dll======List of files/folders modified in the last 1 months======2009-07-30 21:40:59 ----D---- C:\Windows\System322009-07-30 21:40:59 ----D---- C:\Windows\inf2009-07-30 21:39:11 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)2009-07-30 21:34:20 ----D---- C:\Windows\Temp2009-07-30 21:34:17 ----SHD---- C:\Windows\Installer2009-07-30 21:34:17 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple2009-07-30 21:33:46 ----SHD---- C:\System Volume Information2009-07-30 21:31:48 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\DNA2009-07-30 21:14:55 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox2009-07-30 17:27:09 ----D---- C:\Windows2009-07-30 16:00:28 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\Skype2009-07-30 10:29:43 ----D---- C:\Windows\winsxs2009-07-30 00:44:12 ----D---- C:\Windows\SysWOW642009-07-30 00:44:10 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Java2009-07-30 00:42:35 ----D---- C:\ProgramData\McAfee2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----SD---- C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----RSD---- C:\Windows\Media2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----D---- C:\Windows\Tasks2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----D---- C:\Windows\system32\wbem2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----D---- C:\Windows\system32\migration2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\vlc2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\BitTorrent2009-07-30 00:03:54 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer2009-07-30 00:03:52 ----RD---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype2009-07-30 00:03:52 ----D---- C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy2009-07-30 00:03:52 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy2009-07-30 00:03:51 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes2009-07-30 00:03:49 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Skype2009-07-30 00:03:48 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Apple Software Update2009-07-30 00:03:47 ----RD---- C:\Program Files2009-07-30 00:03:47 ----HD---- C:\ProgramData2009-07-30 00:03:47 ----D---- C:\Windows\registration2009-07-30 00:03:47 ----D---- C:\ProgramData\Apple Computer2009-07-30 00:03:47 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files2009-07-30 00:02:57 ----D---- C:\ProgramData\Apple2009-07-30 00:02:28 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod2009-07-29 23:59:45 ----RD---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype(129)2009-07-29 23:07:02 ----SD---- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft2009-07-29 19:31:26 ----D---- C:\Windows\Prefetch2009-07-28 17:39:42 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\Amazon2009-07-28 17:38:41 ----D---- C:\ProgramData\Skype2009-07-28 17:02:58 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\skypePM2009-07-15 23:45:22 ----D---- C:\Users\Bart\AppData\Roaming\Adobe2009-07-15 23:42:42 ----D---- C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe======List of drivers (R=Running, S=Stopped, 0=Boot, 1=System, 2=Auto, 3=Demand, 4=Disabled)======R2 rimmptsk;rimmptsk; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\rimmpx64.sys []R2 rimsptsk;rimsptsk; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\rimspx64.sys []R2 rismxdp;Ricoh xD-Picture Card Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\rixdpx64.sys []R3 FwLnk;FwLnk Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\FwLnk.sys []R3 GEARAspiWDM;GEAR ASPI Filter Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\GEARAspiWDM.sys []R3 NETw5v64;Intel® Wireless WiFi Link Adapter Driver for Windows Vista 64 Bit ; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\NETw5v64.sys []R3 RTL8169;Realtek 8169 NT Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\Rtlh64.sys []R3 SynTP;Synaptics TouchPad Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\SynTP.sys []S1 mferkdk;VSCore mferkdk; \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\mferkdk.sys [2006-11-30 38600]S2 OpenLibSys;OpenLibSys; \??\C:\Program Files (x86)\NXP\FM Radio\OpenLibSysX64.sys [2007-10-19 14544]S3 AgereSoftModem;Agere Systems Soft Modem; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\agrsm64.sys []S3 atikmdag;atikmdag; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys []S3 CmBatt;Microsoft ACPI Control Method Battery Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\CmBatt.sys []S3 drmkaud;Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\drmkaud.sys []S3 HdAudAddService;Microsoft 1.1 UAA Function Driver for High Definition Audio Service; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\HdAudio.sys []S3 IntcAzAudAddService;Service for Realtek HD Audio (WDM); C:\Windows\system32\drivers\RTKVHD64.sys []S3 ksthunk;Kernel Streaming Thunks; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ksthunk.sys []S3 mfeapfk;McAfee Inc.; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mfeapfk.sys []S3 mfeavfk;McAfee Inc.; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mfeavfk.sys []S3 mfehidk;McAfee Inc.; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys []S3 MSKSSRV;Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\MSKSSRV.sys []S3 MSPCLOCK;Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\MSPCLOCK.sys []S3 MSPQM;Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\MSPQM.sys []S3 MSTEE;Microsoft Streaming Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\MSTEE.sys []S3 RTHDMIAzAudService;Service for HDMI; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\RtHDMIVX.sys []S3 sdbus;sdbus; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\sdbus.sys []S3 StillCam;Still Serial Digital Camera Driver; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\serscan.sys []S3 SVRPEDRV;SVRPEDRV; \??\C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sysprep\UP_date\PEDrv.sys []S3 Tosrfcom;Tosrfcom; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\Tosrfcom.sys []S3 tosrfec;Bluetooth ACPI; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\tosrfec.sys []S3 usbvideo;USB Video Device (WDM); C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\usbvideo.sys []S3 UVCFTR;UVCFTR; C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\UVCFTR_S.SYS []S3 WUDFRd;WUDFRd; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\WUDFRd.sys []S4 ErrDev;Microsoft Hardware Error Device Driver; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\errdev.sys []S4 KR10I64;KR10I64; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\kr10i64.sys []S4 KR10N64;KR10N64; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\kr10n64.sys []S4 MegaSR;MegaSR; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\megasr.sys []S4 WmiAcpi;Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\wmiacpi.sys []======List of services (R=Running, S=Stopped, 0=Boot, 1=System, 2=Auto, 3=Demand, 4=Disabled)======R2 aawservice;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe [2008-09-10 611664]S2 Ati External Event Utility;Ati External Event Utility; C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe []S2 ConfigFree Gadget Service;ConfigFree Gadget Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFProcSRVC.exe [2008-06-27 36864]S2 ConfigFree Service;ConfigFree Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe [2008-07-10 40960]S2 EvtEng;Intel? PROSet/Wireless Event Log; C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe [2008-04-30 1371136]S2 McAfeeFramework;McAfee Framework Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe [2006-11-17 104000]S2 McShield;McAfee McShield; C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\McShield.exe [2006-11-30 153664]S2 McTaskManager;McAfee Task Manager; C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe [2006-11-30 54872]S2 RegSrvc;Intel? PROSet/Wireless Registry Service; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\RegSrvc.exe [2008-04-30 826368]S2 TMachInfo;TMachInfo; C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Service Station\TMachInfo.exe [2008-08-04 46392]S2 TNaviSrv;TOSHIBA Navi Support Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\Toshiba\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TNaviSrv.exe [2008-07-18 83312]S2 TosCoSrv;TOSHIBA Power Saver; C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe [2008-02-06 434016]S2 TOSHIBA SMART Log Service;TOSHIBA SMART Log Service; C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SMARTLogService\TosIPCSrv.exe [2007-12-03 175104]S3 clr_optimization_v2.0.50727_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727_X64; C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe [2008-01-20 93696]S3 gusvc;Google Updater Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe [2008-08-14 138168]S3 IDriverT;InstallDriver Table Manager; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe [2005-11-14 69632]S3 iPod Service;iPod Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe [2009-04-02 656168]S3 odserv;Microsoft Office Diagnostics Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12\ODSERV.EXE [2006-10-26 441136]S3 ose;Office Source Engine; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE [2006-10-26 145184]S3 PerfHost;@%systemroot%\sysWow64\perfhost.exe,-2; C:\Windows\SysWow64\perfhost.exe [2008-01-20 19968]S3 SmartFaceVWatchSrv;SmartFaceVWatchSrv; C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatchSrv.exe [2008-04-24 84992]S3 Sony SCSI Helper Service;Sony SCSI Helper Service; C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\Fsk\SonySCSIHelperService.exe [2007-10-18 73728]-----------------EOF-----------------

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Multiple system crashes/application failures (Vista 64)

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: Multiple system crashes/application failures (Vista 64)

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

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I have had some major problems with computer lag, programs failing or not working, and applications disappearing and then reappearing. My anti-virus programs haven't turned anything up so I believe its deep withing my system/registry. The longer I leave my computer on the slower it gets, the more it lags, the more applications begin to fail and not work. My computer also takes nearly five minutes to boot up completely! I more or less can't use my computer at all. I know you guys are working hard on keeping up with the demands of this site so I would appreciate your help. I have included a "Hijack This" log below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:02:57 PM, on 9/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

A:Huge system lag, application failures...

Hello, bigeasy7
Welcome to TSF

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

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
Two reports will open, copy and paste the... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Greetings:

I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit without service pack 1 and have been trying to download windows updates for about a month now.

I get a Windows Update error message 8007000b

I ran the command prompt as administrator,typed in fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\.
and I got a message saying

?The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable?

I have tried to download updates 1 at a time, turned off my anti virus And tried manual updates

My Error checking is not working ?windows can?t check the disk while it?s in use?
And schedule disk check does not work

The System File Checker tool gives the message
?windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them?

The windows memory diagnostic tool runs, reboots and does not display any results

Would appreciate any ideas on how and where to start

Thanks

A:Multiple Vista Failures

Hi Jaff,

See if you can run chkdsk /f in Option Three of Method Two in this tutorial.

Check Disk - chkdsk

Afterwards, restart the computer to see if you can run Windows Update.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68

Hi,
i have erased the hard drive on my grandson's laptop to get rid of a stubborn virus, and re-installed drivers and Windows Vista. There are about 113 updates which download, then install, and then on restart go through the "configuring" process.

Then I get the message that the updates were not configured correctly, and the changes are all reverted.

I did this twice yesterday, then wiped everything again, reinstalled Vista and all the other programmes, and downloaded the Windows updates through Iobit ASC instead of direct from Windows Update - with the same result!

I have done this before with no problems, and everything else on the laptop is working fine. Please help!

A:Vista 32bbit multiple update failures

Set Windows update to notify but not install. Install a few at a time, to find the culprit. This will be a pain, but is the solution.
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

Hi.
I am having problems with windows when it tries to update the OS but apparently not when it tries to do Apps like Office as demonstrated by this screenshot:


Having looked through the error codes they are as follows:
KB3147071 - 800F0826
KB3138901 - 800F0826
KB3146963 - 800F0826
KB3146706 - 80073AA2
KB3137061 - 800F0826
KB3145739 - 800F0826
KB3133977 - 800F0826
KB2952664 - 800F0826
KB3149090 - 800F0826
KB3148198 - 80073AA2

I have tried the various fixes of un-registering/registering the windows update components as well as clearing the cache locally. I even tried straight out upgrading to Windows 10 which didn't work either

Ran SURT and it installed KB947821 (it has done this before)
Ran sfc /scannow (no integrity violations)

The logs are linked below although I did remove CbsPersist_*.cab and CbsPersist_*.log as these were massive and, I imagine, archives.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5d...ew?usp=sharing

Any help is appreciated as I have now run out of ideas

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RELEVANCY SCORE 64

Hello I recently noticed that several applications have been crashing both on startup and during my computer usage and that some programs won't open. It was wondering if this could be due to an infection of some sort but multiple virus/malware scans have turned up empty. I've tried reinstalling a few of these programs but the problem still persists.

Programs that have "stopped working": Hidfind.exe Failed to initialize 0xc000007b : battery.exe with the same error : Alps Pointing Device Driver (touchpad) : Logitech KHAL Process (khalmnpr.exe i believe) : Windows Update

Programs that cannot open: Norton Endpoint (Failed Symantec Management Client Service error 0x8007041d) : logitech setpoint : and itunes (goes into continuous loop "updating users settings") i've tried reinstalling all these and the problems persist.

Thanks for your help

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Mark at 15:41:18.75 on Mon 11/24/2008
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3581.2395 [GMT -5:00]

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
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A:Multiple application crashes...virus?

bump happy holidays

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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.4

The HP Healthcheck on my Presario laptop said that I had maintenance and security problems. Upon further reading, I find that the HP health check is not worth much, so I generated a Vista System Health Report. It said that my 'V x D loader' had 'failed' along with the 'Hardware Device and Driver checks'. I have never seen any error messages about these things and the laptop seems to be running fine. I don't know what these things are or do. Should I ignore them until I get constant errors messages and my laptop starts behaving oddly?
Thanks.
 

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Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.zip

? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? OEM
? System age: ~1 year
? OS Age: About 6mo

? CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.4Ghz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6670
? MotherBoard - ASUS m4n68t-m
? Power Supply - 650W (I think, I can't seem to find any information on it)

? System Manufacturer: Cyberpower

I'm not entirely sure what is going on. I thought I fixed the BSOD problem a few months ago but my computer has been crashing recently. Let me know if I did anything wrong with the report!

Thanks for all of your help!

Here is the latest crashes error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 109
BCP1: A3A039D899BFB970
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 727A71B88106E0B1
BCP4: 0000000000000101
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD Multiple crashes, thought the problem was fixed, but now my system crashes again

Turn on Driver Verifier. Select all checks except Force Pending I/O Requests, Low Resource Sim, and IRP Logging. Restart afterwards. Provide us any new crashdumps.

Note that the latest crashdump can occur commonly from RAM issues. You should run at least 7 passes of Memtest86+.

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System Specs:
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current:
Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
Also Tried:
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2

Background:
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.

Problem:
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a ?Disk read error? before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.

Thinking it must be a bad drive, I got an RMA for the drive, returned it, and tried a di... Read more

A:System Crashes, won't boot - on multiple (working) HDDs, after multiple re-installs

Hello thereisnoart,

you may have to wipe the hard drive with a 3rd party program like (KIllDisk

the reason for this is hijacker programs can be hard writen to the drive so when you do a simple formate it bleed thru and you jacked again

this is the same as for some virus's

follow the link

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

all the instruction on use and making the bootable cd are in the program of at the site

this will zero out the drives and make them like new

then reinstall

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System: Toshiba L305D-s5928 Amd Athlon X2 dual core QL-62 2 ghz
3 gb sdram
ATI Radeon 3100 graphics 256-1402 shared memory
factory load, vista home premium 32 bit
Realtek RTL8102E Network chip
Atheros AR5007EG wireless chip
I have added several programs that advertise vista compatability but are not functioning properly.
zonealarm
spybot search and destroy
Imgburn

and others.

The 3 above are the ones I'll focus on.

Zone alarm installs but won't initialize on reboot. It gives the system tray icon with "initializing ui" but wont go any further
spybot installs but wont immunize.
Imgburn installs and runs but when I try to burn a disk with it, it sticks on writing leadin. (trying to burn an ubuntu disk)

I can install some older programs and they work ok (AOEII and AOEII CE) but critical programs I need for security and office work that are supposed to be compatible with vista aren't working. I've gone to application specific forum sites but am not finding these issues with other vista users.

I have tried installing as administrator, running as administrator, running with xp compatibility (all programs run well under xp but I can't get XPsp2 to install on this system)

Is there any global settings I can set to allow these programs to run better? I've already set it to classic theme and optimized for performance versus visual effects.

Thanks for any suggestions, options, etc.
 

A:Multiple application failure in vista.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 57.6

I have followed the instructions described on many of the other posts about removing the Antivirus System Pro malware. I have having the same difficulties with rKill, and the other approaches to eliminating this.

I am getting applicatoin errors on every process that is trying to be run / accessed. I can seem to get MBAM to run if i get in to it immediately upon login, however, i did an entire system scan and nothing was found (the application errors started popping up constantly during the scan process).

Help!!!!

A:Antivirus System / Multiple Application Errors

Are you able to get in to safemode? If so, try running MBAm from there and then if possible, follow up with SUPERAntiSpyware. It's limited in its effectiveness in safemode but it may be able to help clear out some of the crap that's running on the computer long enough for you do do more in regular Windows mode.

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Hey guys.  I frequent the forum often for all the modern up-to-date info.  Been a while since I've posted, hoping to seek some assistance with a problem I am experiencing.
 
I'm working with an HP desktop running Vista.  I am encountering more Application Errors than I've ever seen before.  They're present as soon as Windows boots up, before logging in and continue constantly throughout the time of use.  From what I notice, WerFault.exe seems to show the most but there are multiple.  Most of which relate to Windows components.
 
I've run a variety of virus, malware, and registry fixes as well as sfc scan with not much help.  I can provide the programs I've used if needed.
 
Hoping that someone more experienced in this area can provide me with some help, it'd be greatly appreciated!
 
I have attached the most recent Hijackthis log.
 
Thanks!
 
 
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:16:15 PM, on 2/28/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Safe mode
 
Running processes:
C:\Users\angel\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
 
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.mycenturylink.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/?ilc=8
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A:Windows Vista - multiple consistent Application Errors - Hijackthis

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
 
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.
===
Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix
Link 1
Link 2
 
IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop
 
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.
3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.
 
How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html
 
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt
Note: Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
 
Note: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html
 
Note: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.
===
 
Third party programs if... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Alright, so I'm running what I believe to be the most recent version of Windows 10 (not sure how to check but I've installed all the latest updates and everything) and over the past night. Or rather, over the past few hours, I've been having a lot of problems with my operating system.

Problems in the vein of multiple programs either crashing or lagging (such as Paint Tool Sai and Steam) as well as simple actions like opening the task manager and emptying the recycle bin have sometimes made Windows Explorer crash entirely.

I even had one issue where after "shutting down" my computer, my actual tower continued being on until I forcefully turned it off. And after that I had to run a startup repair to get it working again.

Now, about three days ago I installed an SSD into my PC and put Windows 10 on it so that my OS would run faster. And it's been working a charm... Right up until tonight.

A bit earlier tonight I tried downloading a few things and found that the downloads (which were .rar files) weren't extracting properly. And one of the files didn't even download properly. When I tried to move one of the files to an external USB, the problems began.

Fast forward to about now and I've restarted my system a few times, run Start-up repair and am running a full, thorough Malewarebytes scan: It's currently at Heuristic Analysis and has found nothing so far. And I ran a standard scan previously and found nothing, then, either. But I don't know what else could... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

For the past month I have been having random system crashes (BSOD). Crashes typically occur while I'm playing Steam games, leading me to believe my videocard has a problem. I've updated the drivers for the card but the crashes still happen. These crashes do not occur immediately. Sometimes they don't come at all. A game will be playing fine then the system will abrubtly crash and restart.

I've used BlueScreenView to debug the dumps but the error/drivers it lists are not always the same, making it impossible for me to isolate the cause. So far I've recieved 5 different errors.

ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

(see attachments for full crash report)

I've run virus/malware scans. I've updated or reinstalled multiple programs. I've tried scanning my computer drivers. I've run Disk Check and Memtest.

Nothing has worked. I don't know what else to do.

Computer specs:

Gigabyte P55A-UD3 Motherboard
Intel i5 750 Quadcore Processor
nVidia GeForce 250 GTS Graphics Card
Consair 4096 DDR3 Memory

A:Experiencing multiple system crashes

Have you checked Event Viewer (Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Event Viewer) after this happens? Click on Applications on the left side and look for errors or warnings. Double click these and post screenshots.

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I tried combofix and hijackthis and these were the results. I really don't know how to read 'em. Need help from the experts. Tnx.

"sicklick" - 2007-05-25 10:36:36 Service Pack 2
ComboFix 07-05.25.3V - Running from: "C:\Documents and Settings\siclick\Escritorio\"


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2007-04-05 to 2007-05-25 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


2007-05-25 10:24 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\CCleaner
2007-05-20 19:37 221,184 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\wmpns.dll
2007-05-19 08:55 87,608 --a------ C:\DOCUME~1\FRANCI~1\DATOSD~1\inst.exe
2007-05-19 08:55 217,127 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drv43260.dll
2007-05-19 08:55 208,935 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drv33260.dll
2007-05-19 08:55 176,165 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drv23260.dll
2007-05-17 20:05 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\eMule
2007-05-09 20:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\iPod
2007-05-09 20:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\iTunes
2007-05-09 20:04 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\QuickTime
2007-05-06 10:41 <DIR> d--hs---- C:\found.000
2007-05-04 19:26 7,680 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\RKL6B.tmp.sys
2007-05-04 07:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\DOCUME~1\FRANCI~1\DATOSD~1\Lavasoft
2007-05-04 07:38 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\Lavasoft
2007-05-04 07:36 <DIR> d-------- C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Wise Installation W... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

Hello All -
Until recently, the Win 7 Home Premium OS has always behaved great; been using the computer as is for 3+ years.

The computer cannot install program software at this time, doesn't matter if the software is Microsoft, OEM or other licensed software. The error messages all relate to the software installer not being able to write to the registry. By now I've read every error message or error number that can be returned upon rollback. Since it appears to be a generalized glitch affecting any and all program software installs, what would you do to solve the problem?

Big concern is the AVG anti-virus doesn't install when trying to re-install the software. Without an antivirus installed, I have the usual concerns.

I have tried to install the software under full admin privileges by re-booting and signing on with that profile; no effect so far.

Anyhow, I could go on and on but think it best to post as-is and look for some feedback.

Thank You Everyone
Ryan Knowles

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Intel Dual Quad Processor @240GHz, 8GB ram, running MS Office 2013, PhotoShop C6, Corel 6 Pro, Steinberg WaveLab 8, iTunes, WinAmp, and a couple utilities run frequently to keep it maintained.

A:Application Software Install Failures

Welcome to the Forum Ryan.
A good place to start would be doing this Tutorial by Brink.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Their is also a chance your system is infected. Some infection stop you from installing programs.

Here is another Tutorial by Brink that will also be helpful.

Windows Defender Offline

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There must be something I'm missing. I get video errors messages on graphics/games applications, ranging from:
- "can't initialize hardware" at every accelerator setting on one application,
- "checking for 3d hardware," not finding any, dropping out or hanging, at every accelerator setting with another app
- "unable to create DirectDraw surface" at every accelerator setting and quitting with a third

With a fourth application in my test, I get usability at the two lowest hardware accelerator settings (tho of course, at lower quality).

I have an Nvidia TNT 32mb pro64 card with a Viewsonic EF70 monitor. I've downloaded and installed the latest drivers from both Nvidia and Viewsonic.

I've installed DirectX 8. I've gone into safe mode and removed traces of old display adapter and monitor drivers. I've gone through every part of the DirectX Diagnostic -- everything passes the test. read every Q+A I could find on this page, and gone through the MS Troubleshooter.

What am I missing?

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I really appreciate this exchange.
 

A:video/display application failures

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Dear community,

For the last month or so, I have been having days where there would be multiple BSODs in a row and I can not even use my laptop properly. Now I don't know enough about computers to be able to fix this problem myself, and that is why I've come here to ask for help.

Today I have been getting multiple BSODs, like:
aswvmm.sys / aswbidsha.sys / ntfs.sys / win32k.sys and wdf0100
And also a lot on 0x00001E / 0x0000007E / 0x00000024 and on 0x0000003B
Each with different messages like SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION or IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL and many more.

After googling a bit and running different memtests, RAM tests, chkdsk, virus scans, malware scans and upgrading my drivers using DriverBooster 4.4, I am still getting blue screens, random crashes or restarts on my laptop. By now I'm at the end of my tries and so I've come here to ask for help.

Not all bluescreens have gotten to a full 100 complete dump, but I have added all 3 minidump files into a zip file, I have attached my system.nfo and I have made a snapshot with Speccy of my computer stats.

My system specs are:
ASUS K55VD laptop
Model number: R500V
Intel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.30 GHZ
RAM 6G DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4000
2047MB Nvidia GeForce 610M
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
OS was originally installed on the device (device came with built-in startup repair, no windows disk provided)
Age of OS is 5 years or so (early 2012), this is still the same installation as I first got it, never rein... Read more

A:Multiple BSODs and system crashes/restarts

Hello,
my name is Mihael and I'll be assisting you.

Kindly follow these instructions and let me know how it goes: https://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility

Best,
Mihael

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Dear community,

For the last month or so, I have been having days where there would be multiple BSODs in a row and I can not even use my laptop properly. Now I don't know enough about computers to be able to fix this problem myself, and that is why I've come here to ask for help.

Today I have been getting multiple BSODs, like:
aswvmm.sys / aswbidsha.sys / ntfs.sys / win32k.sys and wdf0100
And also a lot on 0x00001E / 0x0000007E / 0x00000024 and on 0x0000003B
Each with different messages like SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION or IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL and many more.

After googling a bit and running different memtests, RAM tests, chkdsk, virus scans, malware scans and upgrading my drivers using DriverBooster 4.4, I am still getting blue screens, random crashes or restarts on my laptop. By now I'm at the end of my tries and so I've come here to ask for help.

Not all bluescreens have gotten to a full 100 complete dump, but I have added all 3 minidump files into a zip file, I have attached my system.nfo and I have made a snapshot with Speccy of my computer stats.

My system specs are:
ASUS K55VD laptop
Model number: R500V
Intel Core i7 3610QM @ 2.30 GHZ
RAM 6G DDR3
Intel HD Graphics 4000
2047MB Nvidia GeForce 610M
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
OS was originally installed on the device (device came with built-in startup repair, no windows disk provided)
Age of OS is 5 years or so (early 2012), this is still the same installation as I first got it, never rein... Read more

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Hi,
My PC has been stable recently but yesterday started crashing quite a lot.  Anyone got ideas what might be the cause?



Dump File
Crash Time
Bug Check String
Bug Check Code
Parameter 1
Parameter 2
Parameter 3
Parameter 4
Caused By Driver
Caused By Address
File Description
Product Name
Company
File Version
Processor
Crash Address
Stack Address 1
Stack Address 2
Stack Address 3
Computer Name
Full Path
Processors Count
Major Version
Minor Version
Dump File Size
Dump File Time


102815-21777-01.dmp
28/10/2015 21:45:33
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
0x000000f4
00000000`00000003
fffffa80`0ebf2060
fffffa80`0ebf2340
fffff800`031cef80
ntoskrnl.exe
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
NT Kernel & System
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
6.1.7601.19018 (win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
 
 
 
 
C:\Windows\Minidump\102815-21777-01.dmp
8
15
7601
272,456
28/10/2015 21:47:13


102815-30700-01.dmp
28/10/2015 18:06:56
CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
0x000000f4
00000000`00000003
fffffa80`0f282510
fffffa80`0f2827f0
fffff800`031c9f80
ntoskrnl.exe
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
NT Kernel & System
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Microsoft Corporation
6.1.7601.19018 (win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507)
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+74200
 
 
 
 
C:\Windows\Minidump\102815-30700-01.dmp
8
15
7601
272,456
28/10/2015 18:08:42

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Deckard's System Scanner v20070809.63
Run by Admin on 2007-08-18 at 13:09:01
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
78: 2007-08-18 12:09:10 UTC - RP174 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
77: 2007-08-18 00:19:50 UTC - RP173 - Uniblue RegistryBooster
76: 2007-08-17 20:13:50 UTC - RP172 - System Checkpoint
75: 2007-08-16 15:13:14 UTC - RP171 - System Checkpoint
74: 2007-08-15 00:57:10 UTC - RP170 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-05-21 13:16:02 UTC - RP97 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 256 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-08-18 13:10:54
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Alright, so I have a custom built system: Asus P5Q SE Plus motherboard, Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, WD 640 GB SATA II WD6401AALS, (2x2GB) Mushkin XP2-8500 DDR2 1066 MhZ, Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 1 GB.

When I first got it, I slapped windows XP on it because it was handy. I started having irregular application failures. Originally it seemed related to media player, but then it would crash surfing the internet, playing games, or even while the computer was just on and sitting there doing nothing (not sleep or hibernate, just...sitting there.).

So I brought it into the store, they tested Hard Drive, Power Supply and RAM, and said everthing was fine, they said try Windows 7 because it looks like a software issue.

Tested hard drive and ram myself using PowerMax 4.23 and Memtest 86 3.1a and the results were a single ram error.

I installed Windows Seven.

I had an isue with the graphics card but I installed the drivers on the CD that are designed for windows 7 and that issue sorted itself out.

It has crashed: on shutdown, when idly sitting there, when playing games, when surfing the internet, etc.

Some of the common errors I get:
Page fault in non-page area
dxgmm1.sys (BC Code 50)
BC Code 1e
BC Code 3b
BC Code 1000007e
BC Code d1
BC Code 24
BC Code 19...

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

A:BSOD, application failures, even when computer is idle!

Using 64 bit version of Windows 7.

A sample of recent minidumps attached.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi all,Thanks alot for reading my words. I'm desperate, after many fixes, i can't get rid of this lack of my computer. I've tride to fix with: combofix, ccleaner, and have some services deactivated but nothing, i still have some crashes and freezings.here is a log of hijackthis.Can somebody tell me how to use it?thanks alot.EDIT: I have removed your HJT log attachment. HJT logs are malware tools, not Windows troubleshooting tools ~ Hamluis.

A:vista very slow and multiple crashes (window freezes)

First of all, please describe the problems you are having IN DETAIL. Second, please follow the instructions below:
Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

Left computer running & logged on to a website for 20 minutes, when I returned the computer was running but the screen was black except for the MS screen saver icon which remained stationary. Mouse & keyboard were inop.

Removed the power & restarted, HD ran - CD's & floppy lites flickered, screen remained black, no system info appeared, mouse & keyboard still inop. Monitor checked OK connected to another computer.
Swapping HD did not help.

Got any ideas?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

On my LAN, we have a workstation running XP SP3 which is not visible to all of our network services. Domain users can log in, connect to the internet, Exchange, etc. However, it is not visible to WSUS or to anything using WMI. The machine can be successfully pinged locally (with either its hostname or IP address), but not from another system.

Windows Firewall is disabled by group policy.

What could be the most likely culprit which affects both WMI and pinging?

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This morning my computer froze and hung, before I shut it down. Upon rebooting, I found that many device drivers will not function properly. I am using a computer with the following specs:

HP dv9000z
Vista 32 bit, Business Edition
1.6ghz dual core AMD Turion Processor
256mb nVidia GeForce Go 7600
4GB Kingston RAM
nForce Chipset
Altec Lansing Speakers

I'm unsure what other specs might be needed. Currently though, the following things are showing up as having defective drivers in the Device Manager:
HP Quick Launch Buttons
HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN
NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
RAS aSync Adapter
Terdo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (IPv6)
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Coprocessor
Conexant High Definition Audio
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller

The HP Quick Launch Buttons are no longer showing up as installed, but instead showing up as 'Unknown Device'. I have tried to reinstall the drivers using the executables on HP's site, and yet every time I reinstall, they still appear as damaged in the Device Manager and still will not function properly.

Does anybody have any advice as to how to fix this? I am sure it is not the hardware itself that is damaged as my Ubuntu partition runs fine, using it's respective drivers. I currently have full access to the filesystem and can boot into it. Vis... Read more

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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit - Full Retail - Clean Install
4.00 GB Ram
MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor
Most of the hardware has been updated. Except for maybe the video card but it isn't that old anyway.

Well Ive been experiencing many problems with my system. I have looked at the DMP files and noticed or what appeared to be multiple errors from different causes. I just don't know how it could get this bad all at once. Maybe their is a connecting factor i am not sure i was hoping you guys could help me out. I will post any additional information as needed. Attached you will find all of my DMP Files along with a System Health Report and the BSOD Dump And System File Collection.

A:BSOD - Multiple Failures

The dump files are pointing to memory management I don't see anything specific in your driver list I think would be causing this.
So run this overnight and see what kind of errors pop up.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+


Code:
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
# Any other values for parameter 1 must be individually examined.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000041287, The subtype of the bugcheck.
Arg2: 0000000000000008
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000

Debugging Details:
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BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_41287

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: taskhost.exe

CURRENT_IRQL: 0

TRAP_FRAME: fffff88006e20960 -- (.trap 0xfffff88006e20960)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffffa8000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa8006935170
rdx=fffffa8006856fff rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff80002cd1464 rsp=fffff88006e20af0 rbp=fffffa8006856f78
r8=0000000000000000 r9=fffffa8006856b30 r10=0000000000008000
r11=0000000000008000 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na po nc
nt!MiRemoveNode+0x204:
fffff800`02cd1464 49395808 cmp qword ptr [r8+8],rbx ds:c060:00000000`00000008=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002c31dce to fffff80002c9ed00

STACK_TEXT:
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Aloha all ...

It has been a while since my computer started to suffer from these multiple software failures ... which are ...

1- ACDsee 7 is not working anymore ... uninstalling then reinstalling didn't work.
2- Nero ... It takes me like 4 to 6 times to get it work.
3- Outlook express ... It behaves like Nero.
4- Windows media player 11 ... Its takes more than 10 trials to get it work and sometimes it doesn't want to work.
4- Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7 ... These browsers are the main reason I am seeking help ... Sometimes they work fine ... most of the times they don't ... For instance, and this happens quite often, as soon as they start to get opened they close ... sometimes they close as soon as the page is loaded ... they are driving me mad.

What I have done ....
AVG anti-virus scan ... ok
Adaware lavasoft ... ok
Spybot search and destroy ...ok

I tried many times uninstalling and reinstalling firefox but in vain.

At a time, i thought it was related to Java ... so in uninstalled all the Java applications ... downloaded the latest version ... but it didn't work.

I did the same with Shockwave.

I have no enabled add-ons on either browser except shockwave.

My hunch ... it has to do with some sort of conflict in the registry ... and I am total ignorant when it comes to this part.

So I used Hijackthis and i am posting the result.

Serious help is needed ....

Thanks a million for your time :)





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A:Multiple Software Failures

Welcome to TSF.

Go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix and follow the instructions on how to install the Recovery Console and run ComboFix. Go through all the steps until posting the log part. Post the combofix log here.

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System Specs:
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current: Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
Also Tried:
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2
Background:
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.
Problem:
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a “Disk read error” before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.
Thinking it must be a bad drive, I got an RMA for the drive, returned it, and tried a different brand (S... Read more

A:System crashes, won't boot - tried multiple (working) HDDs and numerous re-installs

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I've been having an issue for a while now, and living with it, but I think it's time to deal with it.

My computer currently does one of two things - I shall describe those 2 things here, so when I later describe when it happens, you'll know what I mean:'Crash': The computer simply instantly turns off. This is not a shutdown or hibernate, but a sudden thing.
'Hang': The computer will freeze, and be unresponsive to mouse movements. The image on-screen is frozen, but not in any other way affected (no distortions, graphics errors, etc...)

OK, so when I start up my PC, it can take many attempts before I'm able to load up windows. Most of the time it will crash (see above), but occasionally will hang. A crash can happen before the windows logo appears, as it is 'forming', when it is 'pulsing', or at the black screen after it has gone. The moment I see the mouse pointer on screen, I know it will start up fine, and I'll get the login screen. If it hangs, this only happens when the logo is at the 'pulsing' stage.

Currently about 10-15% of startups are successful. If it fails, then I restart the computer, and select "Start Windows Normally" from the menu.

A Startup Repair has been tried, but it could not repair anything.

Once it's started up, the computer is generally OK for about 24 hours, sometimes more.

It will usually 'crash' overnight - I get up in the morning to find it turned off. Very occasionally, it will 'hang' when I'm using it.

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A:Startup failures and random crashes

Hey, try:

Load defaults in BIOS
Download HWInfo and keep an eye on temps (start in sensor-mode)
Run in cmd: sfc /scannow
Check health of your HDDs - Partition Wizard free Disk Surface test - start with OS drive
Update all drivers applicable
Clean re-install NVidia drivers





Quote:
Graphic Card Driver Clean Installation (Belongs to MistUnleashed):
1.Run the Guru3D Display Driver Removal Tool: Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 15.3.0.0 Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 15.3.0.2
2.Download CCleaner here (CCleaner - Download) and run both the Cleaner and the Registry Cleaner to remove left-over keys.
3.Go into C:\Program Files & C:\Program Files (x86) & C:\ProgramData and delete any leftover Nvidia files.
4.Disable automatic driver installation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2500967
5.Restart Computer.
6.After restart go to: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers and install the latest Nvidia Package (Including the 3D Vision Drivers - Install it all). Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
7.Re-enable the automatic driver installation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2500967
8.Run CCleaner again (as instructed in Step 2).
9.Restart Computer.

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My computer's been working fine until the past week when it started becoming quite unstable. I first got a BSOD while browsing the internet, and it has also had a lot of trouble going to sleep and coming out of sleep. It seems that half the time it will just become unresponsive and stop outputting video when I put it to sleep - all the case, mouse, and keyboard lights remain on but there is no video. It seems like it might be time for a fresh install of Windows 7, but if anyone can find a simpler solution to my problems that would be great.

My specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 retail
I built this computer a year and a half ago and the last reinstall of Windows was in August of 2010.

A:Random crashes, failures to sleep

BSODs caused by Ralink RT2860 series Wireless LAN Card driver (you may have a different manufacturer)
Update it Ralink corp or Linksys rt2860 Driver Download - Linksys Updated Drivers


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8004970a20, fffff80000b9c518, fffffa8006225620}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netr28x.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netr28x.sys
Probably caused by : netr28x.sys

DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa8004970a20, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff80000b9c518, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa8006225620, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:
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DRVPOWERSTATE_SUBCODE: 3

IRP_ADDRESS: fffffa8006225620

DEVICE_OBJECT: fffffa8004f76050

DRIVER_OBJECT: fffffa8004f60060

IMAGE_NAME: netr28x.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 4c2945b1

MODULE_NAME: netr28x

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Hello! For a while now my computer has been crashing and im not sure if its all related to the same thing or not

it either: 1) Screen freezes, goes black then works again and it says it recovered from a driver failure
2) Computer freezes and restarts on its own, Windows tells me there was a severe error
3) Computer freezes and i have to restart it via pushing the reset button.

It wasnt really happening earlier this year. Maybe its video card driver related or maybe my video card is dying

A:Crashes, Freezes and Driver failures

Your BIOS dates from 2010. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard.

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:




1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to.



Please note that your Marvell Thor driver dates from 2009 and was a known problem with SSD's. It must be updated to a version that dates from July 2012 or later.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.





Please un-install all AMD/ATI video stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Un-install a program
Then, download (but DO NOT install) a fresh copy of the ATI drivers from Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD (in the upper right corner of the page)
Use thi... Read more

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I am experiencing the CRAZIEST thing ever.
Really hope someone out there can shed any light. I am NOT a noob. Have been building my own PCs for 20 years.
Just upgraded my main home office PC to Win7 64 bit a few months ago - no major issues until now.

About 2 weeks ago, I noticed my Magic Jack USB dongle was dead. No blue light, no nothing, just a brick.
After hours with their very unhelpful support on chat, they finally offered to send me a replacement (but I had to pay). Fine. The WEIRD PART is that I first plugged it into my wifes PC (also a win7 desktop) and also a win7 laptop sitting in my office room. Same behavior. No reaction at all, windows didnt make a peep (it should have launched the magic jack installer, which is built into the dongle) and no blue light.

OK, so fine, stuff does "fry" once in a while. So I wait for the dongle replacement. When it arrives, I plug it in. Silence. I try it on the other machines. NADA. NO REACTION, just like the first one. I try their support chat again. They finally after 4 hours of doing the same things over and over again gave me essentially the boot by telling me to unplug the router (which of course meant that I had to end the chat). Of course, no improvement. As unlikely a sit would seem, I somehow had TWO dead magic jack dongles, one of them brand new. That to me was borderline impossible. But WAIT it gets worse.

I then notice that ONE of the 2 external HDDs I have is dead as well. BUT ONE OF THEM STILL WORKS FINE.... Read more

A:Win7 multiple USB device failures across PCs!

Thanks for the reply but I dont understand what you are saying - are you saying I need to now roll back my drivers to 2.0?
I thought by deleting the existing USB entries in device manager and powering down, that it would then re-install the original MS 2.0 drivers...it seemed to.... and 2 of the machines (the laptops) I never even installed those 3.0 drivers on at all. So I am confused by your answer - please explain! Thanks!
 

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Hello,

I experienced multiple power failures and not cannot get by the BSOD. The Stop code is: Stop: 0x0000007B (0xf789E538, 0x00000034, 0x000000000, 0x00000000). It will not start up in safe mode or last known good configuration. All attempts just lead back to the BSOD. Im running a Dell 8400 Dimension And would love any help.

Thank you

A:Win xp BSOD after multiple power failures

Did a little research and tried to boot from cd. When I got into Windows setup, i pressed r for repair and this message popped up:

Setup di not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer

make sure any hard disk drives powered on and properly connected to your computer and that any disk related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a maufactured supplied diagnostic or set up program

What should i try next?

thanks

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Hi,

I just did a clean install of Win 7 32 bit on a new hard drive. I have Automatic Updates active and have activated my install of Win 7. I have the following multiple update failures despite having run update manually several times and Fix It as well. Do I need to go through each of these updates manually? I have the PC hard wired by Ethernet to the router.

Also, I ran SURT and SFC, no errors reported.

Help please, this is extremely frustrating! Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Updates - Multiple Failures

There's no significant errors in either the SFC scan, or the CheckSUR scan.

Please open Windows Update and run a Search for Updates - then deselect all updates except for the oldest one, and run that one on its own.
Post the error message, and the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file.

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1) Updated iTunes to 11.0.4 thismorning along with an update for SugarSynch.
2) Firefox started crashing and acrobate was having scrolling issues.
3) I attempted to reboot my computer several times. I could not access the login screen, even in safe mode.
4) Called Dell and they wanted $250 for technical service
5) tried rebooting one more time regularly and was able to login
6) mouse functionality was off. I can move the cursor, but I am unable to move to a different window or close a window
7) backed up everything I could using keyboard navigation to my skydrive
8) tried to restore my symantec antivirus and its not turning back on. I ran a scan earlier and it didnt pick anything up. I ran a quick scan with malware bytes and it did not pick anything up.
9) I started writing this because I have a week left in my term and I have a ton of work to do and cant afford to have a broken computer.
 
What do I need to do and where do I begin?
dds:
 
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by bcjames at 14:26:51 on 2013-06-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8124.5369 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {88C95A36-8C3B-2F2C-1B8B-30FCCFDC4855}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {33A8BBD2-AA01-20A2-213B-0B8EB45B02E8}
FW: Symantec Endpoint Protection *En... Read more

A:Multiple failures and I dont know where to start

System Security Check:
 
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.51 
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled) 
 Internet Explorer 9 ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled! 
Symantec Endpoint Protection  
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 Secunia PSI (3.0.0.6001)  
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300 
 Java™ 6 Update 45 
 Java 7 Update 21 
 Java version out of Date!
 Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 
 Adobe Reader X 11.0.03 Adobe Reader out of Date! 
 Mozilla Firefox (21.0)
 Google Chrome 27.0.1453.110 
 Google Chrome 27.0.1453.94 ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent```````` 
 Norton ccSvcHst.exe
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe 
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamgui.exe 
 Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe  
 bcjames Documents malware help SecurityCheck.exe`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 1%````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
 
 
# AdwCleaner v2.002 - Logfile created 06/08/2013 at 14:38:29
# Updated 16/09/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
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(If this is not the correct sub-forum, can an Admin please move it? Thanks)

For various reasons, I chose to have a look at various event logs on my PC (Win7/Firefox).

Should I be concerned that I have, literally, thousands of identical "Audit Failure" events (EventID - 4656, Source - AlertSource) logged every day?

The object in question is:

Object Server: PlugPlayManager
Object Type: Security
Object Name: PlugPlaySecurityObject
Handle ID: 0x0

Process information:
Process ID: 0x398
Process Name: C:\Windows\System\svchost.exe

Access Request Information:
Accesses: Unknown specific accesses
Access Reasons: -
Access Mask: 0x2
Privileges Used for Access Check: -
Restricted SID Count: 0

A:Multiple Audit Failures for same Event ID

To understand a repeat error like that when Troubleshooting Windows 7 we google its identifiers and text, then read how others have resolved it. It seems negligible. Do you have performance issues?

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When trying to use Windows Update on a Windows 8 Pro - 64 machine, I am encountering a number of errors: 6 Updates just will not install:
KB2835364 - Error 80070003 - and, on one attempt Error 80070007
KB2856373 - Error 80070026 - and, on one attempt Error 80070007
KB2822241 - Error 80070002
KB2845533 - Error 80070026
KB2781197 - Error 80070026
KB2876415 - Error 80070002

I ran the Update Trouble Shooter, which supposedly fixed certain issues but when I re-started and re-ran the update, I had the same results (or lack of them)

Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this problem?

Thank You!

A:Multiple W8 Update failures - TroubleShooter no help

Hello TheAncient,

Follow this tutorial and see if that will resolve your issue.

DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

Good luck

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I've recently been getting failures on my Defender updates. When Windows checks it is often showing two updates as available and it seems it then goes on to try and install both together.

I should point out that I have Windows to check only for updates and for Defender I have a 7.30am task set to install the definitions. This has worked well for months but suddenly something seems different with the updates. I often two Defender updates waiting. The Event Viewer log shows the timeline which happens all at once.

A:Defender Updates. Anyone else seeing multiple failures.

Are you sync'd to another PC? I have noticed this happens once in a while when I have both my Win8.1 desktop & Win10 laptop online with the internet. But only once in a while.

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Hi - I've been having some pretty annoying problems recently with Windows 2000 SP4 crashing on seemingly random occasions (often about half an hour or so after startup) with the 0x0000001e STOP screen and ntoskrnl.exe, although on one occasion it was intelc52.sys. The problems started last Saturday afternoon and have continued ever since, even after I wiped the hard disk and reinstalled Windows and SP4 (for unrelated reasons - I'd originally partitioned the drive pretty stupidly and I was running out of space on drive C

I can't remember having installed anything at all on Saturday, or even a few days before that. Strangely enough, it's the first time I've had problems with the system since it was built in March 2003!

Also, I had some problems getting the computer to actually start up last night after one of the 0x0000001e STOP screens (this was at around half three in the morning, having waited about 3 hours for Service Pack 4 to download over dialup!) - when I turned the power button on, the power light and the HD light came on, but nothing else happened. After about five attempts the screen finally came on, but the CMOS had erased itself! A similar thing happened this afternoon, but it refused to start up after ten attempts and eventually it came on.

My system specs are as follows:

- AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor
- ECS K7S5A motherboard
- 40GB IDE hard disk (can't remember much else; hasn't been out of the system in two years =P)
- one... Read more

A:Solved: 0x0000001e crashes and startup failures

update - The computer is just not starting up at all now, no matter how many times I switch it on or off! It just does the same thing as before with the HD & power lights on, but no beep or anything...
 

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i am kinda newbie to the 64 bit world and i am trying to buy a new laptop which is preloaded with 64bit version of windows vista home premium. but my question is can i run all the apps that i use now on the new machine.
like say i want to use firefox. so can i just go to firefox.com and download and run it. will it run properly? or i need some kind of special version of the software.

so can any of you help me with it before i buy the ladtop. thank you

A:Can you run all 32 bit application in a 64 bit system running vista?

That is a very good question. Hopefully my answer is just as good: yes. Everything should run just fine. I use firefox myself on a 64 bit and it works. All your programs should work just fine. Some may not work too well, and some have 64 bit forms, but 98% should work normally.

Thanks be to the computer gods for backwards compatibility!

~Lordbob

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Does anybody know of a reliable application for sytem backup and restore? for
vista home premium edition 32 bit X86 system?
I tried a trial version of Norton Ghost. There are two parts of Norton Ghost
[1] Backup of C-Partition and [2) Backup for files and folders.
After a trial run for backup for C partition it ran without problem, however, when
I tried backing up folders and files I would get an error message and the application
would abort.

I contacted Norton Technical support - and after three attempts through remote
assistance they couldn't make it work.
realize that although backing up on DVDs is not the way to go, rather use a
external HDD or internal hard drive, but to me this is not cost effective I really lost respect for symantec [Norton] because their technical support
kept making excuses.
1) that first it was a corrupt DVD - after I just purchased new DVDs from Walmart

2) Next they called back and said that because I was using a trial version, the
operability wasn't complete
3) Finally I told them I just wasn't intersted in purchasing it, since I wanted a
application that worked properly 100%.

Norton Ghost is configured for DVDs but it better to use external or an
internal drive.

Vista has its own backup and restore except it doesn't backup windows/Updates
or Program files. (Home premium edition) Bad News.

Finally System recovery from a partition [D] or from system recovery disks recover
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A:Application for Vista Premium 32 bit system

I would take a look at Macrium Reflect. There are several imaging backup programs that provide a boot CD or even more than one type, as Macrium does. The most important thing you can't know for sure until you try it, is if the boot CD with the restore program can see your HD.

Macrium Free version the Linux boot CD has been updated to the same as used by the paid version. I would create the boot CD. Power down your machine completely so you know your disk controller has not been initialized by the Windows driver. Then power up, put in the boot CD and boot from it, then go into the Restore program. If you can see your HD and USB external(if that's what you are using to store your image) then you should be ok. I wouldn't rely on keeping your backup in another partition or in a so called capsule hidden partition. It may be ok for convenience, but if a malware hoses your HD partition table, none of that will work. Best to store it on separate media.

It's an unpleasant surprise if you wait until your system won't boot to actually try the boot CD. If you need your Windows driver to see your HD because you have an exotic controller or some kind of Raid setup, the Macrium Paid version allows you to download WinPE, which can be used to create a boot CD making it possible to load Windows driver(s).

In most cases though, the Linux boot CD should work fine.

There are other good backup imaging programs out there. But I would not rely on a demo. Make sure you can try a free version... Read more

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, had absolutely no issues until attempting to perform a windows update today, everything has always been up-to-date and I believe there were several patches and security hot fix issues today/yesterday. All the updates had downloaded and begun installing when my system hung, no error, mouse was moving but nothing responding, left it for ages, ultimately I had to hard power off.

Upon rebooting I immediately received the same error message twice in reference to 2 different programs when logging into windows
One was in reference to steam and the other another program.

I have since noticed this same error message appears when attempting to install certain programs, I tried to install a adobe acrobat firefox plugin update and it gave me the exact same message during installation, and failed.

Ontop of this it seems Windows Explorer randomly hangs, but always fixes itself, this never occurred before. Some software upon loading is also acting slightly odd, such as lack of graphics or text. MS help for one, when I restored to it for the MS update error codes always drew a blank screen.

Ok, so when I attempted to update the first time, 1 seemed to succeed but I think that was the one installation it crashed during that atarted this whole thing, initially I kept attempting to update to resolve it and got 2-4 more updates done successfully but always with several others failing till I got to the point no more would succeed. So when I go to update now ... Read more

A:WIN 7 x64 Updates failing - DWrite.dll multiple failures

I've been researching the error specifically in relation to DWrite.dll and have noticed a number of recent issues with other people with the same problem sadly none with a reply/fix. I'm wondering if something in the recent set of updates has caused it and whether rolling/uninstalling a particular update could potentially resolve this?

I would attempt this but would prefer to have some input before potentially making things worse.

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Using Seamonkey 2.31.1, I'm having strange problems entering my passwords into at least
three websites I frequent--my bank, my broker and a business I work with. With
the bank, I enter what I am sure is my regular p/w. When I click the "submit" button,
the dots in the p/w window disappear, and nothing else happens. The Fix Lost Password (something like that)
function will give me an 8-digit temporary authorization number,
by phone, which then needs to be
entered on the sign-in page along with my p/w. Fine, except that window won't accept
all eight figures I was given. Thinking I'd entered a wrong number, I went through the
routine to get another temp authorization, which similarly couldn't be fully entered.

I had somewhat similar experiences at the other two sites. At sign-in the full p/w was
greeted in each case with "invalid p/w" or "p/w doesn't match our records", something like that.
In those two cases I didn't (yet) ask for password reset or the equivalent, but in one
instance I KNOW that I used the right p/w, and in the other one I THINK I did it right.

Ideas?

Dave Oesterreich

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A4-3420 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5626 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6410D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 451163 MB, Free - 4... Read more

A:Solved: Password failures at multiple sites

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I have noticed multiple audit failures due to failed logons in all my user accounts. Since I have been concerned about re-occuring changes made to many of my settings, I investigated further and am concerned that the logon process Advapi might be malware. Perhaps it is something else. I am enclosing all files and attachments as requested. Please advise. Thank you.


TSHELP0711





DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by El Jeff de Casa at 10:32:02.39 on Fri 01/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2942.1043 [GMT -6:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Audit failures / multiple logon attempts

Hi TSHELP0711,

Welcome to Tech Support Forum.

Your logs are clean. I'm not seeing any audit failures events in your Event Viewer logs though. Could you copy and paste some of the events here for us to take a look?

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Hello,

Our computer has several problems which don't seem related to each-other, but they all began happening in the space of four days or less about six weeks ago. At that time, the computer got a few Windows updates, an upgraded version of McAfee was installed, and Internet Explorer 8 was replaced by Internet Explorer 9 (as one of the Windows Updates).

The computer is a Dell Studio XPS with Windows Vista 64-bit. The symptoms are as follows:

1. After rebooting, Internet Explorer 9 will stop working after about two to five hours. When you try to run it, it just sits there with a blank screen and most of the menu options ghosted out. When this happens, email still works fine and I can successfully "ping google.com" from the command prompt. The only way I have found to get it working again is to reboot the computer. Sometimes two reboots are required.

2. Windows Defender is unable to complete a scan. It stalls after running for from two-and-one-half to seven-and-one-half hours. The UI is still responsive because it responds to the close box, but the elapsed time does not progress and the file indicator is stopped on any of several cookies in any of several users' cookies folders. The path will be C:\users\[AnyUser]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\*.txt.

3. If you try to reboot the computer, approximately twenty per cent of the time the computer will hang completely during the logoff process. The only way to recover is to hold the power but... Read more

A:please help, multiple strange failures all with sudden onset

Hello:

I've been working on this for most of this weekend (oh what fun) and may have made some progress. McAfee found and removed two pieces of Malware. One was called "doubleclick" and the other "adtmt". It didn't find those in all the other times I've scanned with it, so I don't know if they caused these problems or not.

I also ran McAfee Virtual Technician and it didn't find any problems other than a slightly outdated definition file.

Also, I think problem 4, regarding the USB headset, might be a bad USB hub. The headset works fine if I plug it directly into the computer. Perhaps it's just a coincidence the problem developed contemporaneously with the others.

I'm not convinced I'm malware free and am wondering if some nasty rootkit is hiding on my box.

All of the other problems remain. Can anybody offer some suggestions as to what I should do next?

Thank you,
GeoRanger
 

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