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Q: Hello. I have an interesting question...

Is there a way to block someone from booting up a computer?

(I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question.)

I have an individual who frequently spends time at my house, and I do not want her to have access to this computer. I'm sure there is a way to do it, but I don't know how. I've tried going to the CMOS screen on start up and setting a password there - It didn't work. I can't remember if there is a password command that can go into a DOS .bat file.

I have an Intel Pentium III, 500 MHz processor. The "brand" name is Pionex. I'm not sure of the motherboard type.

I would appreciate any insite on this problem. Thanks in advance.

[This message has been edited by splatt123 (edited 07-10-2000).]

Preferred Solution: Hello. I have an interesting question...

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

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

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

A: Hello. I have an interesting question...

How did she find a way around the BIOS password? Here's an easy solution: take the power cord off your computer and hide it. Works for me.

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Hi I am learning ASP.Net C# programming, My friend give me a very interesting question to solve

I have the following class decleration for a person, I need to write a C# code, for the following functions: PrintDescendants() and TestPrintDescendants()

PrintDescendants should return a string in the following format:

“childA ( grandChildAA ( greatGrandChildAAA () ) grandChildAB () ) childB ( grandChildBA () ) childC ()”
public class Person
List<Person> children;
string name;

public Person(string name)
this.name = name;

public string PrintName()
return name;

// print all of your descendants (children, grandchildren, etc)
// into a string
public string PrintDescendants()


class TestPerson
public void TestPrintDescendants()

I will be very thankfull If any one can give me a hint what is actually I needed to do and how to solve the problem.


A:An interesting C# question

"childA ( grandChildAA ( greatGrandChildAAA () ) grandChildAB () ) childB ( grandChildBA () ) childC ()&#8221; <------ can You Pls Explain this?

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dear all members , i am running windows xp home edition and the problem since 3months onwards iam facing is that when iam starting the system in safe mode immediately the computer is switched off like a tv when there is a power failure. when i want to install or upgrading the current version with bootable xp home cd after copying files the system is switched off as said above. everything is running fine in normal mode and no problems during normal operation.please kindly help me to solve this problem.

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Well MS fixed "Error 80248015" ,  Thinking about it this AM how did they access our machines to apply the fix????????????????????

A:Interesting Question

They didn't, the problem was created by an outdated file located on the Microsoft Update servers.
When the Windows Update Client on your computer tries to update, first it check if there is a new version of the client on the server and during that check it downloads a file that didn't pass the validation check because of the expired date.

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Is it possible to send a fax over a cell phone? Hubby posed this question today. I can't think of a way it could be done, but promised I'd try to see if anyone here had ever heard of it being done.

A:Interesting question

A quick google search

Question: How can I send faxes with my cell phone?

Our fax software can send faxes with cell phone modems, as long as your modem can be seen from a COM Port on your computer, and your cell phone carrier supports this. You may need to call your cell phone service provider to ask if faxing is supported.


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I was wondering if the following is possible or not.
I want to put a message box on certain folders. To explain, when the user opens a certain folder, windows puts up a message on the screen with a message like "This folder is out of date, please use folder 3." or something along the same lines and then open the folder when they click "OK".
I don't want to restrict access, I just want to give the user information when they enter a folder.

I have searched about a bit but I don't really know if it is possible and what to search for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Interesting Question

It'll take some searching but I think I saw this trick somewhere.
Do a ggogle search for "registry tips and tricks".
Here's a good one:

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Good morning

I'm wondering. On my laptop i have a screen (duh) How can i use it to play xbox 360 or for that matter.. use it as a monitor for another PC...
What can i get that has good quality HD comp. in or VGA in. I have VGA out, but not in.....
SO can i get some PCI card to fulfill this desire? Or is this just impossible....?



A:An interesting question

The laptop screen is hard wired (digitally) to the laptop motherboard.

It's a proprietary digital interface that differs between makes and models.

It's not therefore "available" to use as an external monitor, even if you were to disassemble the laptop.

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I was just wondering if there is an option in Newegg that makes all of the things in your cart get shipped the same day. For example, is there a way to make everything arrive on the same day, or at least get shipped on the same day?


A:An Interesting Question About Newegg

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Hi peoples
For security purposes is it safer to use the on screen keyboard in windows when logging into sites using your password etc.
For instance do keyloggers pickup this or is it hidden.
Just a curious question?

A:Interesting security question

It would help if you have a hardware keylogger but I don't think it would help if you had a much more common software keylogger.

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i know its possible to directly connect two computers via parallel port...but is it possible to share an internet connection connected like that? i've never had the want or need to link up via parallel, so i have no clue... and i've asked a couple people and no one knew for sure

A:interesting question i was asked..

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one of the mucky-mucks got a new laptop today, imaged it, installed his custom apps, copied over his profile, installed all necessary software for his various apps, and the only problem I am having is that he wants his custom dictionary imported. Now, I know that with word it's normal.dot; I know this as I tend to have most of my office suite products pretty customized and back up the toolbars rather frequently, as I don't feel like re-adding a few thousand entries into the custom dictionary.

My question, however, is is there a place where office stores ALL of the custom dictionary stuff, as when he opens outlook all his custom entries are popping up in spell checker, and he understandably doesn't want to rebuild that.

I had thought that by bringing over his profile it would solve that issue, or rather had assumed it, as nobody has ever voiced that question before in 5 years of doing this.

So is there a central repository that office dumps stuff in outside the profile that I need to bring up to his new machine?



A:Solved: interesting question

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I have a couple questions about printing between two computers

i have one Canon all in one media printer that i would like to use between my two home computers... the computers are about 10 feet away.

First of all.. i was wondering if using a program like Remote Assitance or something like that where you can access everything on someone elses computer you could print on the computer thats not hooked up to the printer.


Second, is there anyway to send prints across the internet? i don't know if that makes sense so just ask for clarity if needed

i just dont' want to have to buy a router and all that...


A:Interesting Question about Printing between two computers?!?

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On discord, its not uncommon for me to come across "Cursed MP4 Files" with strange properties.

I'm incredibly interested how the creators of these files were able to get their results and mostly I want to make my own "cursed files". Some of the properties I've seen are video lengths upwards of 13,000 hours long, yet still being 1 MB. I've also seen videos that have negative video lengths and videos that display the video length as 0, yet still plays a video.

How were some of these made? I can file share the specific MP4 files in question

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I connect to a hotspot with a USB dongle. I want to connect another machine, a Wii to be exact, in another room but it can't recieve the signal from the hotspot. I was wondering if there was a way to use the wireless router I have, which only has one input and that is ethernet, to somehow extend the signal to the other room? I have no way of plugging my USB adapter into the router. Can the router plug into the ethernet port on my computer and transmit what is being received via the USB dongle? Thank you guys so much.

A:Interesting USB adapter / router question.

Bridging wireless connections with a pc

Short answer yes.
I currently have a DLink router in one room, a gaming bridge in another room and a USB wireless adapter in a third room. The internet connection from my cable modem service is being bridged to the usb adapter which relays all the internet to the router. The router also communicates wirelessly with the gaming bridge passing along all that traffic.

If you can connect the WII to the router/gaming bridge(one ethernet port makes it sound more like a bridge) then connect the router to your pc using the ethernet port. Finally there should be two connections under "Start>settings>network connections" (assumes windows xp). Select the two connections (holding ctrl while clicking) then right click either and select "bridge connections". That should pass all traffic from your wireless USB adapter to the ethernet adapter.

I don't have a WII but for the XBox 360 bridging was prefered to Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) as it blindly forwards all ports and eliminates the need to specify what ports are necessary for gaming.

Good Luck

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I would like to know if it is possible to add the username and password information into a hyperlink so that as soon as the hyperlink is clicked it will go to the specific page and bypass the sign on screen.

The website in question has an .aspx ending to it. Have just found out i cannot post the exact site on these forums.

I notice this is an asp page and wonder if this is possible or not, I have 30 children accessing these hyperlinks at a time for a class and it would be helpful if each and everyone of them did not have to sign in.


A:Interesting question, probably easy answer!

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this is going to sound bizarre, but i need the info...i have been sending my husband nude photos to his mediacom email account. i asked him for his password and he freaked out and said i couldn't have it. it seems silly, but why would he say no? anyway, i don't want his password at all, i'm just wondering if someone can verify something for me...my husband claims that he cannot give me his password because i won't be able to see any emails, as all his emails sent to the mediacom address are forwarded in 15 seconds to outlook express on his work computer. he claims that i cannot have his password because the mediacom email is for work, and others in his store have access to the address log in, but he says they cannot see my photos because they are going to outlook. how does this work? sounds odd to me. basically, even though on my home computer i can go to the mediacom website and technically log in to his account if he gave me his password...but i wouldn't see any emails?
this is what hubby says...and is outlook truly this amazing

mediacom doesn't delete the messages, outlook express takes them from mediacom, and delivers them to my inbox....It is amazing when you think about it.

A:question about outlook and mediacom mail communication...interesting story at least

If he has Outlook Express set to check for new mail every 15 seconds and to delete downloaded messages from the (Mediacom) server immediately then what he says is true. I've never used OE, but I doubt that you can set it to check for mail more frequently than every minute.

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I know that I have a virus on my computer. I do not know what it is but I have run Mbam and it says that nothing is infected. I did have an infection but I got rid of most of it and now I cannot find the loose hairs that are still messing with my computer. While I was going through my computer seeing what had been added I came across something interesting. I came across a file that had been downloaded to my hard drive along with the virus. I read through the file and it was kind of like a guide for what was on my computer. I found some of the files it say were harming my computer and I deleted them. I am still having issues with the start up of my computer outside of safe mode and I was wondering if anyone could help me. I will also post the file that I found[Advertising.com]Threat="Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site"Description="I won't call a saved IP in combination with a log of visited web pages anonymous!"[Avenue A, Inc.]Threat="Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site"Description="They say they no longer do tracking."[ClickFinders]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=Their cookie itself is a tracking cookie.[CoreMetrics][Enliven]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=A unique number and the IP would be enough for me to call it tracking; but to also save search terms is even worse.[HitBox][Bluemountain]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=[Adbur... Read more

A:interesting infection and an interesting find on computer

I would also like to add that my browser has been getting jacked too. When I search on Yahoo I get redirected to other websites.

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Like so many others before me, I have an issue and want help... And I’d be very grateful to anyone who can help...

So... yesterday, I believe, I was browsing around the internet... and I got the typical "This page cannot be displayed" error when I attempted to go to one of my heavily frequented websites. I refreshed a few times, as I thought the error popped up a bit quickly (and everyone knows that IE will, on occasion, toss that error at you for no good reason -_-)... but to no avail...

I shrugged, and went off to another of my regular websites. Same error. Now this struck me as odd. I refreshed a few times... both of these websites are LARGE websites... and generally are not down... one of them can be slow and sluggish on occasion, but very rarely down... Perhaps there was something wrong with my net connection? A few other clicks around the internet revealed that some websites would still load normally as though there was nothing wrong... So maybe just those websites, then?

I sent links to a few friends of mine over Yahoo!... all three of them said that the two webpages that would not load at all loaded fine for them... ...Even odder.

After a bit more experimentation, I discovered:

Some websites Will Not Show Up. At all. I get 'This page cannot be displayed" errors until the cows come home.

Some websites will display fine.

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A:Interesting issues with IE... interesting to me, anyway...

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I'm running IE 6 with SP1, when I click a link and it trys to open in new window, the new window doesn't load, it freezes. I tried to repair ie6, and ran sfc and no change. any ideas??

A:ie 6 ( interesting... ) Help!

Hi Jorden

Please post your startup list by doing the following :-

Please go here and download startuplist 1.4 :-


Download to any folder or your desktop
Unzip the zipfile
Double click the exe file
go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here


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While opening my Internet Explorer 6.0 Each time I move about from page to page , Zone Alarm pops up and ask a request to send a Rundll 32.exe file. To me this doesnèt seem right, can someone explain what is happening. Is this a trojan.

A:This is interesting!

It would be a trojan if the spelling is not exactly: rundll32.exe (verifying that those are Ls and not anything that looks like them.

ZoneAlarm will tell you what IP the process is trying to connect to and sometimes that can be helpful in determining what is happening.

Naturally you should run an updated antivirus scan, but we can also have a good look at what is running if you post the results of the StartupList program available here:


My bet is we will see the process trying to connect to your ISPs Domain Name Servers. I think that is what we've seen before, but I don't recall any answers as to why.

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So I just bought Windows 8 Pro. Everything seemed to work, then Windows Explorer wouldn't stay open, basically it went into a boot loop, but Windows stayed loaded. After recreating my user a number of times, I found the issue. Every time I log into the Windows Store, Explorer breaks. I have not found a solution to this (except of course not using the store), any ideas? I've tried searching online for a solution, but I haven't found anything. Most of the searches resulted in non-final-version of Windows 8 issues, but not directly addressing my issue.

A:Something interesting... A bug perhaps?

I won't mark it as solved quite yet. But I did find one culprit. Bluetooth, and it's onboard. So I uninstalled it (the drivers), things started looking better. I tried reinstalling it, and it went into a system/computer seemingly infinite boot loop. Luckily, I had UAC on and it saved me. So no Bluetooth. That's ok, it's terrible anyway. Windows installed some generic drivers, but I disabled it. For now Explorer seems stable, but I will let you know in a day or two when I have felt things out. Odd how it only showed up when I try to log into Windows Store.

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The following site lists a ton of Firefox myths that make me wonder if maybe it's not as secure as we think/thought...


I use Opera as my default and yes it's quicker then firefox, but is this page correct?

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any webpage i go to ... there will be a word.. or words.. that appear in green ... if i put the cursor over the word it says.. best .. whatever.. for instance. if the word eliter is in green on the page.. cursor over it .. little popup says... best eliter ???? i no it is some kind of pop thing but i can't seem to get rid of it. any suggestions?? thank you in advance

A:This is interesting............

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One fine day, my computer told me I was missing my VMM32.VXD file and that I would have to re-install Windows, and would not go beyond the dos prompt. I was not able to re-install, and faced a format. Sigh. Eventually it was revealed that my Windows System folder had been renamed to an exe, yet no virus was present.

Any ideas? Has anyone heard of this? No, I did not rename the folder, even in my sleep.

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Trying to get this computer clean, and it is a mess. i have lost the background by trying something that maybe I shouldn't have. But it was loaded with stuff. Here is the HJT log, the AVG log. If someone could help, I would be very grateful.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:32:06 PM, on 12/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\4979\SAService.exe
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A:This should be interesting

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Well about a week ago my internet on my laptop started to slow dramaticly. I have tried everything to rectify this, and I have assured this is only happening on my latop. I think this is due to some type of security issue. I also have many processes running (72), many of which have names I have not heard of, and seem to have just appeared. Some of these things are named THotKey.exe, iFrmeWrk.exe, end emproxy.exe among many others. I ran Hijackthis and here is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:19:45 AM, on 10/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Toshiba Applet\thotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
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This has been the only real virus i have had.

My girlfriend the other day thought she would be clever and download a driver for my g15 keyboard which i had been too lazy to do lately.

So she went ahead and found a promising looking site with plenty of ads and free Free FREE!!! things to download.

So she gets what she thinks is the driver, it doesnt work, she gives up.

In a few days i come home to my computer with AVG showing a massive list of threats found and more being added every few seconds.

Avg labeled it as win32/virut.

clicked on start and every single icon was that generic windows "i-dont-know-how-to-run-that-program" icon.

i cringed, physically cut my network cable in half (i know a bit dramatic, but i had plenty of spare and to unplug i would have to move things), and went straight to google for info.

Discovered that format is the only way, so i went ahead and booted from bart PE and made an image my 1Tb of Progams and other data.

My question is, is there anyway to retrieve my data. It will be a fair few months of downloading to get it all back.

A:This was interesting

Reformatting a hard disk deletes all data. If you decide to reformat, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files and photos. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or .html files because they may be infected by malwareware appending itself to the executable. Some types of malware may even disguise itself by adding and hiding its extension to the existing extension of files so be sure you look closely at the full file name. After reformatting, as a precaution, make sure you scan these files with your anti-virus prior to copying them back to your hard drive.~ quietman7 from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1147299

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I've been working with Windows 8 in one version or another for months now and there is simply nothing about it that would make me recommend it over Windows 7 or XP for that matter.

Windows 8 belongs on older PCs like a fish needs a bicycle | ZDNet

A:This one is interesting

His recomendation of Ubuntu as an improvement over Windows makes all of his points highly suspect. :/

Not only would it contain all the problems of changing from win7 to win 8 (Completely new interface, nothing where it was in the last version etc, especially since he recommends the version with Unity enabled, an even WORSE implementation of Metro than Metro itself). But in the end, even when you do get it sorted... "What do you mean I can't install my hallmark card studio software?!?". Yeah...

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Adding in content from another post. ~ OBAt random times I will get odd sounds and music out of my speakers, like the theme from Jeopardy and things just seem a little off.End of added content. ~ OBDoes anyone see anything out of the norm here?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:31:28 PM, on 8/14/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Users\jeff&#... Read more

A:Anything interesting

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.Foll... Read more

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I've encountered a very interesting computer where, no matter what changes are made to any profile (including administrator), upon reboot the computer settings and configuration return to a predetermined default state negating any changes made to the system.
Does anybody have any ideas about what could be doing this?
(boot agent perhaps)

A:Very Interesting

Scan your computer with Ad-ware, Spyware and Antivirus programs.

Also, it's a long shot, but disable System Restore and try it again.

The programs linked to above are only recommendations. If you have a better virus scanner installed on your machine, use that.

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I am home for the summer and having to put up with dial-up. This might have been tolerable if it wasn't dial-up and infected with dozens of pop-ups. I've run ad-aware and spybot to no avail and just today downloaded and ran HijackThis. However, a few interesting error messages came up that I thought I should at least bring to your attention before I copied the log to this post. The first message stated: For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any hijacked domains are in this file, HijackThis may NOT be able to fix this. If that happens, you need to edit the file yourself. To do this, click Start, Run and type: notepad "C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" and press Enter. Find the line(s) HijackThis reports and delete them. Save the file as "hosts" (with quotes), and reboot.Not understanding any of this I wrote it down and clicked OK only to happen upon another error message. So being really confused now I wrote this one down too: An unexpected error has occured at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item() Error #75-Path/File access error. Please email me at [email protected], reporing the following: *What you were trying to fix when the error occured, if applicable *How you can reproduce the error *A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible. Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600 MSIE version: 6.0.2800.1106... Read more

A:Well . . . this is Interesting

You are currently using hijackthis from a temp directory. This can cause problems. Please create a directory on your c: drive called c:\hijackthis and download and unzip hijackthis into that directory. Run the program from that directory from now on.For a tutorial on how to use HijackThis please see the following link:Using HijackThis to Remove Spyware, Browser Hijackers, and DialersPrint out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O2 - BHO: WinStat - {EE02B99B-1D55-48bc-B8DB-649A42CE45F6} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WinStat12.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [kpnk] C:\WINDOWS\System32\kpnk.exeO15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.neededware.comO16 - DPF: NDWCab - http://www.neededware.com/ndw3.cabReboot your computer into Safe ModeThen delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)C:\WINDOWS\System32\WinStat12.dllC:\WINDOWS\System32\kpnk.exeReboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new log.

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how is everybody tonight, well i won't go into allllllll my troubles lets just start with a log adn go from there....Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:51:00 PM, on 2/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Surfer\fs20.exe
C:\Program Files\Tweak-XP Pro 3\transtask.exe
C:\Program Files\ISS\BlackICE\blackice.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Lance\Desktop\zi apps\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www/search
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A:hjt log and other interesting ????

I don't see any obvious reasons for the problems there, but a few damaged or non standard items in the Scanlog can be checked and "fixed":

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www/search

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {0000CC75-ACF3-4cac-A0A9-DD3868E06852} - (no file)

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A:This is interesting.

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I got a blue screen when booting up and it listed spooldr.sys as the problem. I used several antivirus type programs to try to clean out the computer but none of them worked. I can get to safe mode, but without interent.

I then copied the tcpip.sys file from i386 to windows/system32/drivers and I got the blue screen again but without the message about spooldr.sys.

I then copied the tcpip file from my laptop, from the windows directory, and then computer boots up but at the desktop it is acting weird. The desktop icons dont show up and control-alt-delete is disabled by the administrator. Also everything takes a really long time, like loading menus, didnt try opening any programs though.

Is there another tcpip file that I should use or does anyone have any info on this somewhat perplexing problem. Some of the AV programs removed certain things. Also I tried running sfc /scannow from safe mode and nothing happens.

A:Interesting XP Problem


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Hi to all on the forum, this is my first post.

I hope someone can help me with what I believe to be a DNS issue with a Windows 2k3 Small Business Server.

The symptoms are that my clients (all Win XP SP2) are able to access some but not all websites. e.g. I can access google, yahoo, etc, practically any website except for:

1. microsoft.com
2. ebay.co.uk

I am however able to access all of these sites directly from the server?

The address of the DNS is set in the DHCP so the clients are getting the same DNS as the server, but even if I set the DNS addresses manually on the clients I get the same "Page cannot be displayed" error.

I have an SDSL connection which is protected via a Cisco Pix firewall. There is only one network card in the server therefore I do not suspect a routing issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks


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I'm currently sitting at my computer, my headphones plugged into the jack, and i can hear a girl listening to radio and typing on her computer. It was faint, but after i turned the volume to max, i can tell its definitely coming from the computer. I've never encountered such a thing before and i had no idea where to post it. I've checked all my open programs to see if they'res anything playing out of there, but theres nothing. I'm scared of closing the browser cause I'll lose it. She's singing along with the radio, its kinda cute and creepy at the same time

Well then, does anyone know whats going on here?

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Try unplugging wires from your PC one at a time... ethernet, sounds cables (Not headphones obviously) and just go down it till the sound stops.

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My brothers PC, witch has the following components

Intel Core 2 duo (cant remember the model name)
1 Gig RAM
ATI Radion X850 XT
Windows XP Home

has developed a strange problem.

One day after previously working with no problems, the ATI drivers said 'We can not find any ATI hardware in your computer'. Downloading and installing new drivers gave the same error. It is currently using the default windows VGA driver, and the display is still connected through the card so it is working.

I went to the device manager, and the graphics card was listed in 'others'. In 'msconfig' under the display tab, it says 'not specified' on anything related to the graphics card.

Nothing inside the PC has been moved and all is plugged in properly. As far as I can tell the graphics card has stopped telling windows what it is, but I don't know why.
When I get time I am going to put another graphics card in the PC (my very old Nvidia 6200 LE) to see if windows recognizes that one.

I just wanted to know if any of you had any suggestions as to why this is happening. I haven't seen this problem before.

I know this isn't the best description of the problem, but I have to go to work, I will Make it better with links to screen shots, and more details about his system after work. For now though any suggestions you have would be helpful. Thanks

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Ok well ... this has been a problem that has been ongoing for quite sometime now. I install Windows, and everything goes well until it's time to go to log in. It goes to blank screen. The HDD does not run, no mouse pointer, no sound, nothing. The computer is on and that is all. I can boot in Safemode, but that is it. I tried chkdsk /r and I've also tried the whole bootcfg /rebuild stuff, but nothing works.

I figured, well it is my video card, NOPE. I can perfectly load Windows 98 and Ubuntu onto the computer, but I need Windows XP PRO on it. I have Windows XP PRO SP2 CD and I have tried to install it about 12 times and nothing. This is an old computer, and I got rid of Windows XP PRO SP2 to re-install it (because it wasn't genuine). Any ideas????


A:Very interesting and frustrating

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They invent new stuff every day.

EvoMouse - change the way to control your PC

A:Interesting Mouse

Interesting stuff. I think that could be an interesting hardware to digital painters. (Photoshop, Illustrator, and all...)

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Hello all,

I have returned yet again with another interesting issue.

The Problem:

A humming mic ...

a) this only happens when the mic is enabled
b) this sound will go away if I touch any metal part of my case

Yes, I have figured it is a grounding issue, but I am unsure of exactly WHAT is causing this issue, since before I rebuilt my machine ... I did not have this problem.

I have both onboard sound and a proper soundcard (although I have onboard disabled).

I have tried both cards, as well as multiple headsets (although I have yet to try a USB one).

I have the mic in "playback" muted and the one in "recording" enabled.

I have tinkered with every setting I know to adjust to figure out the issue, but as I can touch the case and magically make the humming go away, I am convinced it's hardware specific.

I have tried reseating the motherboard, the cards, etc ... still doing it.

So, I have 1 of two options:

a) I find a way to ground my case, so I don't have to constantly be holding onto it so that I can use my mic

b) figure out exactly what the grounding issue is and fix it.

Ideas? Suggestions? Answers?

Thanks in advance,


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Hey guys. Merry christmas

So I got this MyBook Essential back in august. And just last night it fell over, splitting in two. I went down to best buy and the warranty was voided since it cannot open. So I opened the thing up and there was the internal hard drive in there (obviously) and I take it out, thinking i can put this inside my PC and it will work fine.
So, I plug it in my PC, it loads up, reads smoothly, la la la. I copy some stuff on there, and everything works fine. All of a sudden, I reboot and the hard drive doesn't read. At all. The BIOS, instead of saying IDE Hard Drive: WD5000AJB (The model) it says IDE Hard Drive: and stays at that, for about 5 minutes. After that, it says Primary hard disk error. I've tried everything from everywhere so far to fix this. I need the data on there it's a 500GB hard disk with about 250GB irreplaceable, and the other 150 hard to find. I'm not about to pay 1250$ to have it professionally recovered. Hell, I would even pry the thing open myself instead of that. I was just wondering if anyone had this problem and knows how to help me.
Ive tried EVERY IDE cable i have and power cord into the hard drive, still no luck. I'm guessing the PCB board of the card must be messed up
Anyways, here are my specs

2GB US Modular ColdFusion DDR2 PC6400 Dual Channel
GeForce 8600GT PNY PCI-e
AMD 64 x2 4400+
MSI K9N4 SLI-F motherboard
Tested OS: Vista Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x86, XP Pro x64, XP Pro x86
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A:This is quite an interesting problem..

Did you add the hard replacing the primary one? Or you added it as a slave?

*edit: please learn to be more concise with the quote feature*

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Now I know some of these five programs are already known about but I was interested in trying the No3 Performance test from here anyone used it??

A:Some interesting software

Hmm i'm not sure about that report to be honest, including FRAPS as a benchmarking tool, when all it truly does is display FPS?

Performance Test is a good little tool, but like all freebies you should really take it with a pinch of salt. Personally i would use the free version of 3DMark (whichever the current literation is) or another similar software as it has a wider community base to compare to also.

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For some uknown reason my network has been renamed F***tard and I can't change it back. There seems to be some slow down with the internet and occasional problems connecting. I went ahead and created an HJ log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:51:05 PM, on 1/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://channels.aimtoday.com/search/aimtoolbar.jsp
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Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

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My spyware doctor picked up a program today called frmwrk32.exe
I'm sure most of you have heard of this. It gives you tons of pop ups, wont let you use task manager or change your wallpaper.
There are a few fixes for it, but they all involve access to windows. I told spyware doctor to get rid of it. about halfway through the loading bar my computer reset. I can log in to windows but all it shows me if my wallpaper. no start bar or icons. When i try to boot up in safe mode it only shows me a black screen. I've been able to get a command prompt up in safe mode but i'm not sure where to go from here.

can anyone help me out?

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Try booting into normal model and bring up Task Manager. Use Task Manager to kill the process and then using Task Manager, start a new task, exeplorer.exe and download mbam:--------------------------------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in ... Read more

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I am having a very interesting failure. For reference:

home-built computer, no more than 18 months old. Dual core intel processor, 2gb ram on a single stick. Running a .5 tb internal with two .5tb external drives. I fully admit that I abuse my system - at the risk of drawing down the ire of the MP / RI AA, I am a pirate, constantly downloading and uploading over the bittorrent network. I also connect to my PC remotely via VNC, during most of the course of the work day as I work in an office. Furthermore, I'm a paranoid man in this day of the internet, running the latest versions of AVG, PGP Desktop, and TOR.

Here's the issue:

Every 8-12 hours, the computer seems to spontaneously loose the ability to communicate to the internet. My IM applications loose connectivity, I can't browse, and DynDNS goes red and tells me my IP is once again private. The computer will continue to function for a little while, another few hours. then, it begins throwing "A call to an OS function failed" errors, shutting down all running programs one by one, but never actually rebooting. Eventually it gets into such a locked up state that it won't even reboot, forcing me to resort to the hardware case buttons. A simple reset fixes the problem for the next little while.

I'm still involved in the troubleshooting process, but would appreciate the input of the community. This is the first time I have ever seen something like this. Thoughts?

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Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Did you read the forum rules about P2P sharing download programs?

Note: I would be paranoid too running a P2P program these days,
while some infections are invisible.

If you want to cleanup the pc?, go here:


Please read “Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help “ and follow the instructions
very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.
Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will
answer your request as soon as they can.

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