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XP laptop stuck in low gear....help???

Q: XP laptop stuck in low gear....help???

Hi,

I have a laptop with XP that has become unworkable because it is always "thinking" and takes forever to access or do anything. I have MS security essentials and I need help please.

It is an oldish Dell and I just want to be able to use it to do the basics and browse remotely.

Can anyone please walk me through what I can do to clean it up and get it working to a decent standard?

thanks,
Navale

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Preferred Solution: XP laptop stuck in low gear....help???

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A: XP laptop stuck in low gear....help???

the four steps I use for a 30k mile checkup:

1. Run TFC by OldTimer (link and directions below)
2. Run ntregopt
3. Run pagedefrag
4. Defrag the harddrive.

In that order.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Clear Cache/Temp Files
Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.

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Windows installer wants to run. If allowed, I cannot run ANYTHING. If canceled, it takes over an hour for the PC to get from glacial to snail.

I run firefox.

Active Scan: Note- I could not "disinfect" unless the item was purchased.

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-10-06 00:03:00
PROTECTIONS: 2
MALWARE: 12
SUSPECTS: 2
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 14 14.10.1023 No No
Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 14.10.1023 No No
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
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A:The PC is stuck in first gear.

Albeit there were some spyware / maleware items running on the laptop, I have come to realize that this was not the primary problem plaguing the PC.

It was a combination of running 2 AV programs (unwittingly), and windows installer having been blown up.

Thank you.

Please close this thread as resolved.

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hey all, I'm really sad and perplexed by this problem. I installed moto gp 02 first as it has always been my favorite of the 2. Everything works great.... I start a race... What the hell I'm stuck in 1st gear? It wont change I checked settings, everything... MANUAL shifting does work however. Then I installed Moto GP 03, same problem! So.... I got moto gp 08 ok? And in that game, it actually shifted normally.

I used the same gamepad on all of them, a logitech rumblepad 2. I do Not want to play 08 because I dont like the game at all its nothing like the two I mentioned. I'm at all my wit's end so if you have Any ideas help me please.... I scoured the internet and found nothing based on this.
 

A:stuck 1st gear moto gp 02, 03

i think i figured it out, I set my game on Z axis and it worked auto gears, but i had to go left and right on my R axis instead of up down, so I tried the Z rotation and it just gets stuck in 1st gear again (these are config inputs for the launcher program)

Im guiessing I have to flip the R axis or rotate it and it will work. I dont know WHY its doing this now it worked before, maybe my gamepad is broke.
 

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I just downloaded the new hardware updates for Dell and have this new crash anaylsis function which i just ran and got gearaspiwdm.sys and NavEx15.Sys are these virus or malware. Should I delete this or just update it. I researched it and wasn't clear on the necessity.
 

A:The Gear Who?

Since these updates are from Dell I would suggest doing a Google search for these two and this will tell you what they are for.

If you can not make a designation then I would suggest calling Dell since they are a Googly of the upgrade or download thru Dell they should be able to tell you exactly what they are and what they are used for.
 

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Hi, i've got XP, and i have Heavy Gear and it installs fine but at the end of the installation it says i don't have a 2x or better cd-rom drive...i have a 52x DVD-rom and a Burner at 14x read and 4x burn! whats going on, and also if i dismiss the warning and run the game it also says i dont have a 2x speed rom or sumthing coz it shutsdown??? whats wrong???
 

A:HEAVY GEAR on PC

Unfortunately, XP is not very legacy-friendly. Even some relatively new games that came out before XP will not work. Getting your old, favorite games to work on XP is pretty hit-or-miss.

As for the CD-ROM problems, the game probably can't even "see" the drive, probably because its a DVD-ROM.

You could try to find some kind of patch for Heavy Gear that fixes some of these problems, but other than that there might not be much you can do.
 

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I have a Philips Go Gear and it keeps saying please connect player to PC when i do connect to the computer it does nothing may i please have help
 

A:Philips Go Gear

does it need charging?? they charge via usb port.

frank
 

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Hey all, I just got Age of Conan a few days ago, and I am noticing my year old PC needs a facelift, its only gettin about 10-25fps when playing. Ive got a 256 vid card nvid GeF 7600gt series, and 2 gig ram that I put in when I got the comp. I was wondering if i could get some advice on what to do to get the game runnin better. I DO have all the game settings set on the lowest possible settings graphics wise. I was lookin at new vid cards, such as the 512 8000 gefore series but I dont know how to tell which card will fit my Dell e521 and what ones wont. If anyone could help me out and perhaps give me some good ideas on a cheap upgrades to help i would appreciate it! I would like to try and keep the price tag around 100$.

AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual core proc 4000+ 2.10 GHz
32 bit
2gig ram
Cant find the power supply specs on the comp anywhere, but its a stock from dell for the e521 as is everything cept the new ram and vid card i put in when I got it.
 

A:New game, need new gear

You have PCI-E OR AGP BUS?
 

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I just had to change from my AMD (phenom II) set up to an Intel set up (i7) because the mother board fried on me. I was told when buying all the components (Mobo, CPU, PSU, RAM) that once I have this successfully installed my OS (Windows 7) should read it just fine. I specifically asked if this would be a problem and I was told all I needed to update drivers.

here is my rig:
Mother board - Asus p6x58d
CPU - I7 950
RAM - 12g Crucial DDR3 Tri channel
HDDs - 4 Hard Drives
(1) Velociraptor WD 150g - OS drive
(2) WD 1.5 Tb data storage
(3) WD 500g for programs
(4) Seagate 1Tb for 1 project (will be removed as soon as project is done)
2 video cards (PNY GTS 250)

OS - Windows 7 Ulitamte

My computer can not find the OS. When I put in the Windows 7 64 disc to repair, it can't find any hard drives although I have already congifured them in BIOS.

Help! I am now 3 days over due for 2 huge projects!
 

A:Same OS, New Gear - OS will not load

Please do not double-post. Read the rules.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/967217-new-hardware-same-os-hdd.html
 

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I JUST BOUGHT A NEW COMP with vista ultimate 32 onit and have bought a netgear WN311B i got the vista drivers but it does not want to work it connects to the router but limited is it vista thats tryin to run? thats my guess but i cant find how to stop vista from running the adapter and just letting the netgear software do the work. any tips
 

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Purchased a "METAL GEAR BOX Substance II". Has a Maxtor HDD. Can I install
an OS on same. I do not know with a USB connection. Thanks.
 

A:Metal Gear Box

Yes, you can install an OS on a USB drive. No, you cannot install Windows on an USB drive.
 

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when i open the game it says the mgs.exe is linked to missing export ddraw.dll...is this happening cuz i dont have the latest directx installed...im doing it now, but i wanna know if im wasting my time....when i install the new directx, will the file open..or is there something else wrong?.........thanx
 

A:metal gear

Hi

I would download the latest direct x to see if that helps
 

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I have been attacked by AntiVir Gear a bogus spyware which warns me to get rid of my anti spyware and buy theirs. It continuously pops up and sits flashing at the bottom of the screen next to clock.

I need to know how to get rid of it.

My operating system is XP. I have downloaded a trial version Super Anti Spyware but this has failed to find it. I have also got Spybot and Norton 2007 and both have also failed.

I would appreciate any help.
 

A:AntiVir Gear

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select opt... Read more

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I have an old PC,I plan to buy new one,but the old parts still function,a shame to let them go to waste,so i wonder if they will work in conjunction with my new PC?

Part: Old | New
GPU: Radeon HD 4600 1GB DDR2 | Radeon R7 250 Boost 1/2GB GDDR3/5
RAM: 2X2GB DDR2 400MHz | 2X4GB DDR3 1600MHz
CPU: E5400 2.70GHz | i3-4150 3.5GHz
HDD: 320GB SATA2 ?RPM ?MB | 1/2TB SATA2/3 7200RPM 64MB

A:Old gear to work with new?

GPU: yes
RAM: no DDR2 and DDR3 are not compatible.
CPU: no
HDD yes, both
MB: What is it ?
PSU: what is it ?

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Extender connects to router OK.

Asks for password to connect iPad to extender. Says - use router password. Rejects password and won't connect. On iPad, extender name correctly displayed. Tried many times, sure of correct data entry.
 

A:Net gear extender

Have you tried the following, all lower case.
Login Name: admin
Password: password
 

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Help!! This has shown up on my computer and keeps bringing up security support popups. How do I uninstall this? Thanks!!!
 

A:anti vir gear 3.8

Please do not start new threads. I am closing all of your threads except this one: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/647182-hijack.html

Reply there.
 

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HELP! i can't get it off my computer! stupid Active X that i installed. What do i do?

A:Antivir gear

Hello and welcome to TSF

Antivir gear is a Rogue Antivirus....

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.


Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.

Kind regards.

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you'd think i'd know better. . . went to a website and i got the 'active x' box telling me to d/l this to update the active x. i've seen this before and it seemed legit, but then almost immediately, my security programs started to go crazy and all of asudden, i had the AntiVir Gear program installed and it took over my computer with bubbles warning me of malware threats when IT is the threat. i've had something like this before - what a pain! i deleted the program from the control panel and ran super anti spyware, spybot and adaware, but still infected.

your help is requested (again-sorry)

Donn

A:antivir gear

Please do this:

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.

Double-click smitfraudfix.exe to start the tool.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:29:42, on 01/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Online Add-on\icthis.exe
C:\Program Files\Online Add-on\isfmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpohmr08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Online Add-on\icmntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Online Add-on\isfmm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
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A:antivir gear - please help

You should print out these instructions, or copy them to a NotePad file for reading while in Safe Mode, because you will not be able to connect to the Internet to read from this site.

Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)
Extract the content (a folder named SmitfraudFix) to your Desktop.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.
Once in Safe Mode, open the SmitfraudFix folder again and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press "Enter" to delete infected files.

You will be prompted: "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry?"; answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter" in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.

The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found); answer "Yes" by typing Y and press "Enter".

The tool may need to restart your computer to finish the cleaning process; if it doesn't, please restart it into Normal Windows.

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I routinely go through my hardrive and delete junk I don't need or want. I came across an entry called 'Gear Drivers' and said hey what's this? I figured it was some spyware or something so I deleted it. I haven't noticed any change in my system (WinXP) and am wondering what they were. I never noticed them before. What exactly are Gear Drivers? Is it a program or what?
If I need them back where do I get them? Thanks!
 

A:Gear drivers- what?

Likely a driver for a peripheral device like a headset, camera, tablet pc, etc. If you deleted one you needed when you plug in/attempt to use the device it'll prompt you to obtain the driver.
 

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Does anybody know what this is ? My spyware keeps picking it up as a virus but when I google it nothing comes up. thanks
 

A:Freeloader_ANTIVIRUS Gear

bump somebody please reply
 

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Okay I have been invaded by the wonderous antivir gear version 3.7 and need help to remove it asap. I have tried the add/remove option in control panel to no avail...still have pop ups on task bar saying my computer has been infected. I do not have the money to purchase any program to remove it, so does anyone at all know how to do it maunually...or is it alright just to leave it as is?
Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:Please help me with antivir gear 3.7

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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Hello,
I just installed(clean) windows 7 and it seems that W7 doesn't support my OC Gear Driver for nVidia Geforce 8600 GT?
Any suggestions or comments?
Sorry if I didn't mention something important.

A:oc gear driver

Please fill in your system specs.
See how at this link.
Mike

http://www.sevenforums.com/256049-post4.html

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Purchased a "METAL GEAR BOX Substance II". Has a Maxtor HDD. Can I install
an OS on same. I do not know with a USB connection. Thanks.
 

A:METAL GEAR BOX Substance II

This is possible if your bios supports USB boot option.
To be honest I have never tried this so I will be interested to see how you get on.
 

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I have tried both speed gear and speedxp, they are quite amazing, however I wonder why r they so effective? are they safe to use? how do they work?

A:Speed Gear And Speedxp

They are totally safe. Just dont use them on online games etc, or you will be banned for speedhacking.

For normal use, its fine..All it does is speed up your PC perfomance, without tuning the clock, or date, or any fan speeds etc.

What is it you need it for in particular?

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I'm having problems connecting to internet. I'm running windows7 and using my net gear router wg614v8. It says I'm connected . All lights are good but can't connect to my web page. Can anyone help please?
 

A:Can't connect with my net gear wg614v8

how many devices do you have connected to the router - do any of them work?

how are you connecting to the router , with a cable or via wireless

Whats the make and model of your modem ?

do a power cycle and also post an ipconfig /all

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How to power cycle

&#8220;power cycle&#8221; process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes. We have found in some instances you need to wait at least 15 minutes
Plug the power cords back in, but don&#8217;t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.
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ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
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A lot of the planes don't load at all. (ex. shuttle loads as glidder thingy) Also none of the chopper's load as the actual thing. the color on a bunch of planes is just white. HELP

(this game has awsome graphics)
 

A:Flight Gear errors

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes comes out in Spring 2014 for, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. With the announcement of the Deja Vu exclusive content for the Playstation systems. It left Xbox fans wondering whether or not there would be anything for them. Last night at the Xbox One event, it was announced that there would be exclusive content for Xbox One.

They do not detail what it would be but I can tell you this; it will not be the Deja Vu mission as that is exclusive to fans that have been around for the past 15 years since Metal Gear Solid for Playstation 1.
 

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(hardware and software): HP Pavillion dv9700z notebook, Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, I bought a Metal Gear Box 3506uas SATA 3.5" enclosure and installed a Seagate 320Gb drive.

Vista recognizes the drive but during large copy operations, the drive unmounts and I get an error message that the drive is unrecognized...

What could be causing this?

Thanks!
Rob

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My antivirus software caught the spyware and sent it to quarentine but the actual program still in my computer and there's no way to remove it from control panel. need help!!

Thanks

JimmyBx
 

A:AntiVir Gear 3.8 removal Help

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I'm looking to get into PC gaming and have gone to PC Case Gear for my choices
I don't know barely anything about computers but
this is what I have chosen:

- Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000D M001 $99
- Sandisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120gb $115
- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler $35
- ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Motherboard $129
- Corsair Vengenace CMZ8 GX3M2A 1600C8R 8GB (2x4gb) DDR3 $79
- OCZ Fatal1ty Series 550W Modular $75
- Intel Core i5 3570K $239
- Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC $319
- Sharkoon T28 Green Case USB 3.0 $75

TOTAL = $1,1165

what are your views on this list ? Is there anything I am forgetting besides keyboards, mouse, monitors and OS ?
thanks help is much appreciated




 

A:Thoughts on new PC gear + compatability

There are some good choices there, but there are a few things I would change.

Get a full sized ATX motherboard, no point getting a small form factor one with that case. Something Like the ASUS P8Z77-V or an Asrock Extreme 4.

Do not get that power supply, the only power supplies to be trusted are from Corsair, Seasonic and XFX. Although the Corsair TX-650W is more expensive, it will give you more connectors and more headroom if you want to upgrade later, and also the piece of mind that you're feeding your PC good power.

I probably wouldn't get that SSD either, I'd be looking at a Samsung 840 PRO or a Crucial M4.

Otherwise I'm really liking the build

I'll also suggest taking a look at www.mwave.com.au, as they tend to have a bigger range and are a little cheaper on shipping costs (I've brought from them many times).
 

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Hello everyone, Im hoping someone here has some advice on a performance issue...

i recently upgraded my computer, however for some reason im constantly seeing this message appear more fequently then it ever did before the upgrade..

Its asking me to disable my win 7 aero theme to improve performance, that recources are low etc.. however i recenltly upgrade from 4gb of ram to 8, and to a new video card..

System Specs:

HD Radeon 6870 Vapor-X (this is new just installed)
AMD Phenom II 955 black edition 3.2 Ghz quad core processor
Ripjaw Series 4 sticks of 2gb ram total 8GB (Recently installed two 4gb sticks)
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

no idea why i would even have this trouble...

under my Catalyst control center i unlocked the overdrive to do some overclocking but i never overclocked anything... when im not doing anything the GPU clock is 100mhz and the memory clock is 150mhz.. i just recently got off a game, Shogun2 took a quick look at it and the gpu clock was at about 900mhz and the memory clock was about 1000mhz if i remember correctly, i dont know if this helps anyone...

a friend told me i may have an issue where directx 9 was conflicting with directx 11.. because i just came off a dx9 card which was the hd radeon 4850 and just installed the new card 6870.. like dx9 and 11 are running at the same time or something...

can anyone offer any advice?

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A:Performance Issue on new Gear, Help?

oh and the Video card requires 2 pcie slots, the power source only had 1... but the card came with male adapters to plug into existing female power slots from the power source so i did that.

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I've just built a computer and put on XP Pro. I use Adobe Photoshop Elements and need to have a fine control of the pointer sometimes.

Is it posssible to have two sensitivites for the mouse? I would like to have a rather rapid acting mouse most of the time and then hold down the shift key (or some other control) and have the mouse move about 1/3 as fast.

Does anyone know how to accomplish this? Thanks.
 

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I have done most of the things you suggested except I had difficulty with Panda and the other anti virus programs. I have checked with AVG anti spy, Spybot S&D and have also scanned with purchased version of Spyware Doctor from PC Tools. I want to try Smitfraud fix but my desktop has disappeared and you recommend saving it to desk top.

My computer is running quite slow now but this could be AVG and Spyware Doctor.
Regards Richard Stokes

A:Trying To Get Rid Of Antivir Gear And Associated Pests

Hi rawstokesDownload SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.exeDouble-click SmitfraudFix.exeSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press EnterThis program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When it is done, the results of the scan will be displayed and it will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.IMPORTANT: Do NOT run any other options until you are asked to do so!**If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move SmitfraudFix.exe directly to the root of the system drive (usually C:), and launch from there.'And please don't attach logs from now but copy/paste them to your reply

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I use windows XP on a PC. I have a Net Gear Dual Band Router N600 WNDR3400. It has been working fine for over a year. On the top it had a large BLUE BUTTON (WPS) to connect other wireless devices. The trouble started yesterday when the blue button started flashing. I have checked with NETGEAR's support group and they think someone may be trying to access my network and I need to DISABLE THE ROUTER"S PIN. I have done that and the light is still flashing. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks Wally.
 

A:Solved: net gear problem

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i have attracted a virus called antivirgear. i keep getting loads of pop ups. can't really do much browsing b/c the pops are too frequent. anybody heard of this? anybody have a solution? thanks
 

A:anti vir gear virus

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I just bought Heavy Gear 2 and it doesn't work. I think it may be the voodoo 4 but i don't know. The game will not start. I click twice on the icon and it begins to load, switches resolution, goes black for a second then goes to the desktop like nothing happened at all. I have the same problem with the demo version. My buddy has a voodoo3 and both the demo and retail versin work fine. Thanks for responding!
 

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hi people
i have recently bought metal gear solid the first one
i downloaded the no cd patch
and every time i go to new game i mean i didnt get a chance to play so wen i go there and select any difficulty it says please insert disc one please help people

A:metal gear solid

It wants you to insert the retail cd/dvd so it can play, do so and your problems will go away.

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I've been going through the removal process for AntiVirGear from Symantec (because that computer uses Nortons) and I was up to going through the registry and deleting subkeys. However, I can't locate a number of the things I need to delete because Symantec only provide the removal process for the 3.7 version, not the 3.8, and of course the subkeys have different filenames now.

I only need the the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT subkey names because the only difference in the other registry entries was that it had 3.8 in the name instead of 3.7.

The computer that requires fixing is running on
Pentium 4
504MB RAM
Windows XP Home Edition
 

A:AntiVir Gear 3.8 Removal Help

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a couple of days ago i got this weird program called Antivir gear, i did the add/remove programs thing, but now i keep getting this pop up from my taskbar.

Heres my hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:53:57 PM, on 11/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv4.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Loader\aolload.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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I've just bought an external 500gig "Metal Gear Box" hard-drive, I'm have a problem with Vista not recognizing the device, I am being prompted to put in the CD which was not included with the new hard-drive! Please help.
 

A:Metal Gear Box with Vista

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Going to get some new computer parts put my deposit down today.
With the games currently what FPS etc would i get just playing the game?
and with streaming it if possible...

Thanks.

AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo
Sapphire Radeon HD7770 OC Graphics Card (1GB, GDDR5)
Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB 1600Mhz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Module Kit
Gigabyte SKT-AM3+ 990XA-UD3 Motherboard (Rev 1.0)
 

A:Solved: Rate this gear?

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Hello!!!

i am downloading GEAR OF WAR 4 from windows store.

Download 16GB..i paused and shut down my pc.And go out side for some work.when i came back and resume they start download from 0.

What is this can any one explain and help.....

A:Windows Store Gear of war 4

Server where you are downloading from doesn't support continuation of download. It's shame in this age but many are still like that. Pausing download is just for one session, as soon as you shut computer off it starts again.

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Ok... I have the wireless WGR614 net gear router. I need the software that came with it so I can hook it up to my new computer, but i no longer have it. I searched their site w/ no luck and also googled it... anyone have any ideas? PLEASE?! Thanks in advance....
 

A:Net gear software needed.... not sure what to do

Is this what your looking for? http://kbserver.netgear.com/products_automatic/WGR614v1.asp
It seems they no longer have support for it but they do have the downloads.

Here is the full list of routers.
http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/WGR614.asp
 

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What I need to accomplish is to hide all of the printing options from IE 11 without preventing IE from printing. The only thing I have not been able to hide is the Gear/Tools in the upper right of the screen. The problem is that I need to prevent users from printing Web stuff from IE, but there is a third party app that uses IE to print receipts that are required. Because of this I cannot disable printing from IE because this blocks the receipt from printing out. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

This is on a domain running windows 7 clients and 2012 AD servers.

A:How do I hide The Gear/tools in IE 11

Do you have administrator Privilege ?

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Hi,

I purchased Netgear NTV200s pro streaming player and use it on my LG tv. I accidentally opened the window displaying WIDI but when i click return to homepage it gets stuck. please help.
i had to restart my tv connection to access all the other channels again.
Thanks a lot.
 

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My specs are the following:

Processor: Intel Haswell i5-4460 3.2 ghz
Graphics Card: Gainward Phoenix 4G GTX 970 4GB
Motherboard: AsRock H97M Anniversary
Memory: 12 GB
SSD: None
Power Supply: Seasonic S12II Bronze 520 W
Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144HZ

I have recently upgraded the GPU from MSi GTX 750 Ti to Gainward GTX 970 thinking that , that was the issue with my inconsistent fps and performance drops including a bit of stuttering in games like CS:GO. Since the upgrade not much has changed and my pc performance is incosistent and surpisingly low in terms of fps.

Can anyone tell what is the issue in my rig?
 

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