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Next Round for an older mech engineer vs malware.

Q: Next Round for an older mech engineer vs malware.

So this will be round 3-4 for this.... too many children and PCs at home with only me as tech support!

Preferred Solution: Next Round for an older mech engineer vs malware.

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A: Next Round for an older mech engineer vs malware.

Hi and Welcome!!   
My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.
Having said that....     Let's get going!!  
 Could you tell me a little bit about the problems that you are experiencing with your computer?  
Are you having any malware related problems??  

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this is one of the only logs that i can actually get.
please help.
ROOTREPEAL © AD, 2007-2009
Scan Start Time: 2009/09/18 12:17
Program Version: Version
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3

Name: dump_atapi.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_atapi.sys
Address: 0xAAC0E000 Size: 98304 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: dump_WMILIB.SYS
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\dump_WMILIB.SYS
Address: 0xF7A8E000 Size: 8192 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: PCI_PNP3408
Image Path: \Driver\PCI_PNP3408
Address: 0x00000000 Size: 0 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: rootrepeal.sys
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\rootrepeal.sys
Address: 0xAAA36000 Size: 49152 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: spnh.sys
Image Path: spnh.sys
Address: 0xF740C000 Size: 1052672 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: sptd
Image Path: \Driver\sptd
Address: 0x00000000 Size: 0 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: win32k.sys:1
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\win32k.sys:1
Address: 0xF7816000 Size: 20480 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

Name: win32k.sys:2
Image Path: C:\WINDOWS\win32k.sys:2
Address: 0xAABD6000 Size: 61440 File Visible: No Signed: -
Status: -

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A:ive got a malware nightware...i cant even run system repair engineer

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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My room mates computer went through an update. It got the update and then when it restarts it goes to the update screen and goes to about 10% completed and then says that it cannot complete the update. It then "reverts" back and then restarts the computer over again. It then begins to scan and clean the D: drive and begins again the same process as before with the 10%, reversion, restart, and so on and so forth. I do not know what to do other than possibly have to remove his hard drive and somehow backing up his files and putting a new OP system on there...and I do not really know how to do that. Please, any help is welcome and very much needed!

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First off, let me explain. IO have never had to get outside help for removing malware of any kind before. Although I have often used this site for reference. Now I have a bit of a situation.

I have been struggling with a couple different trojans on my computer. One is Win32/Themida in several locations, One is Trojan.GEn in one location, and two instances of PWS-SpyEye!env.a in two different locations, and a corrupted executable in the following address:

<systemroot> \Users\Josh\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xmsyhwut.default\Cache\E0CAB40Bd01

I have made multiple attempt to fight this.

I started out running AVG and it found seven instances of that listed above
I then ran SASW in safe mode, after making sure I updated it in normal mode first
I then did a sweep with Malwarebytes Antimalware in safe mode after updating in normal mode first
I then ran Malwarebytes in normal mode after updating the definitions again

I then ran Hijack This to produce a log (which I have posted under the logs forums a couple days ago, yet haven't received a response) and I hope this is because I didn't explain myself first.

I ran all of these and each scan came up with 7 infections reflecting those named above with the exception of the last Malwarebytes scan that said I was clean.

Finally I scanned with AVG this morning, and these infections came back.

Guys, I have no clue what themida is(other than a trojan/bac... Read more

A:Going round and round in Trojan purgatory-Help Me

Topic Closed. See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic385002.html

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I clicked on a link to view pictures, and the circling cursor is STILL hung up. How do I stop it?

A:"The Wheel On The Screen Goes 'Round And 'Round"

I clicked on a link to view pictures, and the circling cursor is STILL hung up. How do I stop it?I hope that the first thing you did was to Reboot after this happened -Please answer, if the pictures were already installed on your computer, or were they from an outside link ??If they were from an outside link, do you remember what the link was ??Is the computer operating OK now (are you posting from it), or has it been disabled due to the problem ??Thank You -

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Has anyone seen in the last couple of days a rash of BSOD 7e's at boot with unrecoverable repair loop.
No recent hardware changes. All 7 Pro & domain members. Office 2010. E-Set AV not finding malware.

Mixture of desktop and laptops variety of makes
I can't trace what going on and have reinstalled 8 machines today.

I can get safe mode but can't trace the error from there
Any ideas

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family hp pc w/ winxp home edition.

can boot into welcome screen, keyboard not functional.

can reach windows explorer as Guest, but restricted ability.
but can open programs. cannot remove anything because logged on as guest.
cannot boot safe mode because of no keyboard function.

mouse operational but cannot access administrator privileges since i cannot
type in any password.

cd drawer not operational, don't know if this is related issue or due to grandaughter's button-pushing technique.

pc has 3.5 drive and usb port.

can reach windows explorer as Guest, but restricted ability.

have replaced with a working keyboard, did not solve the issue.

does removing cmos battery correct any corrupted configurations.

all suggestions appreciated...


A:round & round the KEYBOARD I go

When the HP screen first comes up, can you access the BIOS (by pressing F10) or the boot menu (by pressing Esc)?
If so, then your keyboard is working.
If not, try another keyboard.
Try a different kind of keyboard (if you've got a USB keyboard, then try a PS2 keyboard).

Let us know what you find and we can move on from there.

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I need a formula please:
Our state now requires us to report all "gross sales" as even dollars.

(Round Up to the next dollar if the cents are from .50 to .99 cents, down to the existing dollar if the cents are from .01 to .49)

If sales for the month are $123.49, we are to report sales as $123.00
If sales for the month are $123.50, we are to report sales as $124.00
Is there a formula to accomplish this feat?
Thank you for your help

A:Solved: Round-Up or Round-Down


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family hp pc w/ winxp home edition.

can boot into welcome screen, keyboard not functional.

can reach windows explorer as Guest, but restricted ability.
but can open programs. cannot remove anything because logged on as guest.
cannot boot safe mode because of no keyboard function.

mouse operational but cannot access administrator privileges since i cannot
type in any password.

cd drawer not operational, don't know if this is related issue or due to grandaughter's button-pushing technique.

pc has 3.5 drive and usb port.

can reach windows explorer as Guest, but restricted ability.

have replaced with a working keyboard, did not solve the issue.

does removing cmos battery correct any corrupted configurations.

all suggestions appreciated.

A:round & round the KEYBOARD i GO

I'm not a computer genius but if you go to safe mode can't you go into a administrator account?

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Aloha! I was wondering what my options where for a anti-virus and anti-spyware programs where that did not run anything in the background. I just want the program to scan when I tell it to or when I schedule it to. I know that some programs out there you can turn off features for them but then they nag you telling you to tell you they are turned off.

So what would work best for me? I should add all the computers use Windows XP.

A:anti-malware for older computers...

Clam AntiVirus is an on demand scanner only (meaning it doesn't run in the background)

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I just ran Eusing registry cleaner as it seems to do the best I have found thus far. Below is my hijackthis log.
Please help out thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:51:46 AM, on 9/30/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINNT\zflfg.dll/sp.html#37049
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINNT\zflfg.dll/sp.html#37049
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microso... Read more

A:Older PC with Spyware, Malware and possible Trojans

hi there, you have an old hijacker!
You don't appear to ahve either a firewall or an anti virus, download these and instlal them, once instlaled update anti vir!
Comodo firewall. Sign up it's free!

Threads on comodo!



You will need to download the following tools and have them ready to run.
Do not run any of them until instructed to do so:

Click: http://castlecops.com/zx/flrman1/cwsserviceremove.zip to download
cwsserviceremove.zip and unzip it to your desktop.
Download Killbox here: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/killbox.exe and
save it to your desktop.
Click here: http://cwshredder.net/bin/CWSInstall.exe to download
CWSinstall.exe to the desktop.
Click: http://www.downloads.subratam.org/AboutBuster.zip to download
AboutBuster created by Rubber Ducky.
Unzip AboutBuster to the Desktop then click the "Update Button" then click
"Check for Update" and download the updates and then click "Exit" because I
don't want you to run it yet. Just get the updates so it is ready to run
later in safe mode.
Now go ahead and set your computer to show hidden files like so:
Because XP will not always show you hidden files and folders by default,
Go to Start > Search and under "More advanced search options".
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:05:39 PM, on 3/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Older PC incredibly slow - no malware though


It's been a few days, does anyone notice anything unusual or have any insight?

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Can anyone provide information or recommendations concerning anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-adware, anti-spyware or firewall programs that will run under old operating systems, specifically Windows 3.11, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or DOS 6.x??

I'm looking for freeware or shareware that I can use on an old, cast-off 486 machine with 40MB of RAM. I realize that I'm largely insulated from the majority of malware because of the archaic software I'm using, but I still want to avoid things like boot-sector viruses, and I'd like to secure the system as best I can. Any information, suggestions, comments, guidance, belittling remarks, etc. would be appreciated...
...the best computer system is a free one!

A:Anti-malware for older operating systems?

Hi junklover and welcome to BC.Take a look at www.oldversion.com for some programs you can match to Windows95. You can get ZoneAlarm 2.6 from there and that will work alright. There are also older versions of AdAware that will probably work with 95 but I would try the latest one just for the heck of it. They also have Spybot S&D, but again the latest one will work (see the Spybot FAQs for the fix for 95).F-Prot Antivirus for DOS is free for home use, which almost seems like an oxymoron as I don't think many corporations are using Dos these days. AVG Professional works on 95 so I don't see why AVG 7 free version won't.You are at risk for malware with at least Win95. I just cleaned a machine with 95 on it and it had a number of spyware/adware programs. I cleaned it the lazy way by formatting and loading 98SE . The only belittling remarks I can think of concern me because I should have more for you as I am the King of Old Stuff.

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I am trying to install this game (MechWarrior4) my grandmother got for me and I keep getting an error when I reach about 38% complete that says "Their is an error accessing the file C:\programfiles\microsoftgames\mechwarriorvengeance\resource\textures.mw4 your disk may be full or the file may be in use" I am confident I have plenty of disk space and I am unable to locate this file to determine if it is in use. I tried a patch from the vendor website but it said it could not load because of a previous error. I assume it means the one from loading. I have a Gateway with Windows xp 2002, pentium4, 512ram. Can you help

A:Mech Warrior 4

Well, If I understand correctly, the game will not install since there is an error. So that means there is a currupt file on the cd. Either the Cd is scratched or the file is broken. If CD is new, liek you said, try exhanging it for a different copy of the game.

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Ive had trouble with this before and now that I try to play the game again it's still there. When I go to the multiplayer screen anyone whos played MechWarrior 4:Mercenaries before knows that you need to enter in your connection type. After I do that I click the Connect button to go to the page with the game lists. I see all the games listed but if I hit Join or Back the game freezes and it happens everytime. Ive allowed the ports through my router, I've shut down all my fire walls, only thing I have running in the background is CyberPatrol (mom has it on there). She thinks thats not the problem but I think CyberPatrol maybe causing a problem (maybe its blocking the game internet access due to Violence or something), am I fooling myself and its just something wrong with my drivers? I really think it is CyberPatrol because if it was something with my hardware wouldn't singleplayer also not work? It's only multiplayer i'm having troubles with. And if it IS CyberPatrol is there anyway I can make it allow access to the game without having to turn it off?

Processor - AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+
Video - NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE
Sound - SoundBlaster something (sorry I forgot what it is and I couldn't find out where to look on my computer to find out what it is, but I doubt its the sound card)
Is there anything else really neccesary?

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I recently purchased MEchwarrior IV

I loaded it without issue, but when I go to play I get an error message that reads

Stop: Failed(0x80040154 WINERR_Class Not Registered) CO Create Instance(ldirectlobby3a)

I loaded the patch, loaded most recent drivers. Running P4 2.5 512 RAM Ti4200 128 meg board

any ideas?


A:Mech IV issue

Do you have the latest version of DirectX?

Do any other games work, or is this the only one you have?

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I have mech warrior4 for PC, and when i try and install the game i get too 20 % and the game seems to stop installing,the computer doesn't have any errors to freezes. jus the program seems to stop working. I have looked at the CD, But its almost perfect....Could my Real Time Virus Scan be affecting the installer? Any Ideas? P.S. Anyone know where i can get Project IGI 2? FTP if ya could...........Thanks

A:Mech Warrior 4


I would disable the scanner whilst trying to install the game. They usually causes problems with installations.

Also, a cleanup of your 'behind the scene' programs maybe a good start:

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here



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I have System Mech as a computer housekeeping program, to clear my drives of clutter/remove spyware, etc. It has tons of features and it really is a good overall computer watchdog. Problem is i can spend 6 hours running an internet clutter or junk file removal tool after not having ran one for a month - and then the day after run it again and get the same number of files removed in ONE day as were removed in one MONTH'S useage. And it still takes 6 hours to clear the one day's worth of clutter, same as it did to clear the one month's worth.

I don't trust System Mech after that... and it makes doing a junk removal scan seem futile anyway, if you're always going to end up with 5000 junk files no matter how often you do it....

My question is does anyone know of a good similar program to System Mech?

A:Alternative to System Mech?

tiger_tops said:

I have System Mech as a computer housekeeping program, to clear my drives of clutter/remove spyware, etc. It has tons of features and it really is a good overall computer watchdog. Problem is i can spend 6 hours running an internet clutter or junk file removal tool after not having ran one for a month - and then the day after run it again and get the same number of files removed in ONE day as were removed in one MONTH'S useage. And it still takes 6 hours to clear the one day's worth of clutter, same as it did to clear the one month's worth.

I don't trust System Mech after that... and it makes doing a junk removal scan seem futile anyway, if you're always going to end up with 5000 junk files no matter how often you do it....

My question is does anyone know of a good similar program to System Mech?Click to expand...
you may like to check this free programme out, I've been using it and it quickly checks your files, removes the junk and does much more

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i installed sytem mechanic on my mach. and after the install when i tried to run the program it wouldnt run. when i checked the processes in the task manager it said it was running, so i tried to end the process and nothing happened(they wouldnt end). so i restarted my comp and it took like 10minutes to restart and the program still wont run. does anybody have a clue what is going on and whydid my comp. take so long to restart?

specs: Win XP, 3gig processor, 512MB RAM.
if i need to be more specific to get help, just point me in the right direction.

thanx in advance!

A:sys, mech. wont run after install

When you uninstall it, does the computer work better? Faster boot ups?

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Are there any easy ways to swap out my os & programs from a regular mech drive to a solid state drive, prehaps ghosting, imaging or something like that?


A:how to swap out mech drive for ssd?

There's some useful suggestions in this thread:Best Imaging Software Suggestions

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Been using a Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 for about 6 months and then it started missing strokes and feel "stuck".

Then used an Apple Keyboard (yes, on a PC, cause I got it for free), which I liked for a while but got tired of the cramped layout.

It's time to go mech. I live in Israel so if I buy on Amazon US (there's no Amazon Israel) it's about $33 shipping. Over $75 (without shipping) and you also have to pay tax. So my budget is exactly 74.99, on Amazon or wherever.


CoolerMaster Rapid A used CoolerMaster Rapid-i Noppoo Choc Mid 87 for just $60 with free shipping. A steal if they actually last. Do they?

All of them use Cherry MX Blue switches. I don't care about backlight, not enough to go outside my budget anyway.

Another option is to buy a Corsair K65 locally, but it's got Red switches and I do want the tactile feedback which they're said to lack.

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Ok i have read the multiple other Mech 4 problems and none of them seem to be answering my question. I just recently installed the entire mech 4 pack (venge, BLK, merc, clan and innersphere packs) I got all the patches, and as many of the new maps as i can find. I have turned off all my firewalls and made sure I had the correct ports open. Still though whenever I try to join a game in the in game server list it says unable to connect either server does not exist or there is network problems (tried on multiple servers mind you). also in the MSN gaming zone for Mech 4 it starts like its going to work but then it brings you back to the chat staging area with a box saying it may take a few minutes to launch (never launch, left for a good 10-15 minutes).
I have also updated my graphics card and everything else i could think of.

Computer Specs:
P4 2ghz
512mb ram
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti 4200 128MB
DirectX 9c
CenturyTel DSL (780kbps) on a D-Link 8 port router
Operating system: Windows XP Home edition (i know it doesnt say its supported but I know many people that play it just fine with XP)

P.S. I play lots of online games and i have never had a problem like this before. Any help on this would be most appreciated

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My son's Mechwarrior game won't run. We have an Athlon 1900+ XP machine with lots of memory, good graphics, etc. The microsoft site had a chip set driver upgrade that I downloaded. It said to extract it to the file where the drivers are--I am not sure where that is, so it is on a folder on my desktop titled "downloaded programs". I went through the set up with the new Via driver and Mechwarrior still won't run. I have tried running it at lower resolution, which I shouldn't have to. Any suggestions?

A:Mech Warrior and AMD chipset

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I have recently purchased the Mechwarrior Mech Collection Pak.

It has Mech4 Vengeance, Mech4 Black Knight Expansion, and Mech Commander 2
I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to make a back up copy of these cd's. I've tried several methods but so far nothing has worked.

A:MechWarrior Mech Collection

for those who wish to know.

The mech cd's (as well as many many others) copy perfectly with software called CloneCD. I downloaded a trial from

so far, the only game that I haven't been able to make a backup copy of is Diablo 2.

The Cinematics cd, the install cd, and the LoD expansion, all burned fine. The only one that didnt was the play cd. It will say it burns ok, but then it will hang at a certain point in the install.
Other than that i have made backup copies of my Warcraft III, All my Mechwarrior Cd's. Going to try my starcraft cd's next.

The worst thing in the world, is to go to play one of your favorite games and it is scratched so badly that it doesnt work.

This way, instead of having to purchase another copy, you can make a backup and play from the burned cd. Thus keepin your original in mint condition.

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when i try to play multiplayer on my fully updated mech warrior 4: vengence i run into some problems right before i get into the game. i get to the game screen jsut fine, but when i click on a game that uses the same version i do, it says that there may be networking problems or the server may be gone. any help will be useful.

A:mech warrior 4 multiplayer

If you are running Win XP then you are not alone. There have been a lot of people running XP and having multiplayer game issues. The only suggestion I have been seeing is to check the microsoft update site for XP updates. Many updates that come out name specific games that they help with. Hope this helps. If you aren't running XP try posting your system specs and I'll see if i can help.

BTW: Do you have the original Vengeance CD's? I am trying to patch mine and It says that my MW4.exe file is corrupt. The game runs fine but I cant install the mech packs or Black Knight until I can patch vengeance because both of those try to patch vengeance as part of the install process. If you have the original vengeance cd's could you email me the MW4.exe file off of CD 1. It is only a couple hundred KB and shouldn't be too much of a problem. If you would please mail it to [email protected]



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Hello - i bought Sys. Mech 7 and get an error messege of "invalid license information" every time i try to install. I contacted the company and they said to install in safe mode with networking. My problem with safe mode is that i have a different video card installed and can't start my system in safe mode as it uses the OEM video card. I tried disabling my Nvidia card and enabling the original but only the pointer would come up on the screen. I've also heard iolo has had a lot of problems with this product not installing properly. Is it worth even trying to get it up and running or should i shop for something else? I bought a copy online and got frustrated figuring it must be a problem with my online order so i bought a cd copy and got the same results. Iolo isn't very helpful either so i'm looking anywhere possible for a solution.

A:Sys.Mech 7 install problem on Win XP

I would review Iolo's help page and check every remedy:

KBA-01381: I am having trouble entering my licensing information into an iolo product

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This is extremely weird troubling.I have an HP desktop running XP Media Ctr (SP3), my mom has a Dell desktop running XP Media Ctr (SP3). IWe've both been using Iolo System Mechanic Professional for over a year (it has 3 licenses) , but we had Norton 360 before that, (also 3 licenses) so we was only using the diagnostic stuff, not the firewall & antivirus components.I renewed our SysMechPro about a month ago about the same time 360 expired...so rather than pony up $80 to renew 360, we removed it & installed the full SysMechPro package (updated to v9.5). BTW, I used the 3rd SysMech 'seat' on my office laptop, but that is/will always be diagnostics/repair only;It is FINE...no problems...making me think the prob below has to be w/the firewall or antivirus components.SysMech scans & updates automatically, so sometimes you see "you must reboot your computer to complete your repairs. I got that Wed night, and shut down completely. My mom always shuts down.Low and behold, Thursday morning...BOTH OF OUR COMPUTERS ARE CRASHED!!! Mine is caught in a rebooting loop (but get BSOD when I hit "disable auto-restart", hers goes right to SAME BSOC that say "serious damage...blah blah...preventing..blah blah...restart"...then some error codes:0x0000007B (0XBA4C3524, 0X0000034, 0X0000000) I think this means there's no driver for my hard drive or somethingWe can't start in safemode (or anything). I have a PowerSuite r... Read more

A:Help! Iolo Sys Mech Pro Killed TWO Machines on Same Day

System Mechanic...I tried that during my Win 98 days and found that it did nothing useful that I could not do without it.Just for the record...BC (and others) takes a dim view of such programs, for the very reasons that you now are experiencing.Why I Don't Use Registry Cleaners Mr. Bott is, among other things, the person who hosted the first computer forum I ever visited/participated in. I, and others, hold his advice/suggestions in high regard.Should I Use A Registry Cleaner - http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099.To answer your questions...I have a question...have you actually tried following the directions provided?Are these two systems part of a home network?The "fix" may or may not work, trying it will reveal such. There's no point in speculating as to whether it will work, when attempting to execute it will reveal whether it works or not.Iolo may have had documented history where their software produced this particular STOP error...I don't know, you don't indicate why they suggested the sequence you listed. I will say that the cure for this type of STOP error varies and is not something universally agreed on.Google List, 7B STOP ErrorsThe typical "authority" on STOP errors is at http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm. This site reflects generic info on various types of STOP errors, yours (7B) can be found by scrolling the left column. As you see, 7B is "inaccessible boot device" but the fact is that any number of situations ... Read more

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Hi everyone:

I'm not a big gamer, but my family is. They really enjoy Mech Warrior 3, and would like to go to MW 4, but I heard through someone that it is not as good and number 3.

Have any of you gone from MW 3 to MW 4 and liked (or not liked) the change? If so - I'd appreciate your opinion before I spend the money.


A:Mech Warrior 4 - opinion needed please

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Ok...so I am having a odd issue and maybe you guys can help me. I just completed a new HTPC build. I was able to install the Corsair Neutron GTX SSD just fine and loaded Windows on it no problem so everything is peaches and cream. Since I am only planning on running the OS and programs from the SSD I bought a 3TB mech HDD that I plan to rip movies to and store all my media etc. I bought the Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001.

After reading on the web I realized the way to utilize the full 3TB of the drive was to format it as a GTP drive. This worked just fine and now Windows can see the full 3TB but the problem is that now the system is getting confused between the SSD and the mech HDD. What I mean by that is that every time I restart the system it goes to the black screen with the blinking cursor because the system is trying to boot from the Seagate vs. the Corsair Neutron.

I can't tell you how many times I have went into the BIOS and made sure that the the ONLY boot option available is the SSD, I have tried making it the number 1 option with the other hard drive as number 2 etc...etc...I have tried every configuration and no matter what I do it tries to revert back to the Seagate as the number 1 boot option.

Also even when I have the OS booted up on the SSD it runs slowly and gets hung up and applications don't respond. The minute I take the mech HDD out everything runs smoothly again.

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A:Problem running 3TB mech HDD behing my new SSD

i am having similar problems with i have a post seagate 3tb expansion with windows 7 dont work

personally i think windows 7 cant handle 3TB

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Uhg its working on one win8 PC even if the AMD card has a ton of blocks in it and software mode dose not work at all.

But is this a VB/CC error or DX error? I vaugly recall needing to install something to solve this for an emulator I had but I need to figure out what I need. Then I can see if its blocky on the nivida card too LOL

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I am having trouble patching mech warrior 4 vengeance. Everytime i try to patch it it tells me that the file being replaced is not the right file. (Error 36) The file in question is the executable itself. MW4.exe. I have tried everything including reinstalling from scratch. I was just curious could someone look at their copy of the executable and tell me what size it is? Mine is 1.17 MB (1,232,429 bytes). If yours is a different size could you please email it to me. I don't want a cracked version of the file. I would like the original file. If you have cracked yours for some reason you could still copy the original off of the cd. Could you please email it to me at [email protected]?

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I am using Firefox and had an auto upgrade. Since then my hard drive seems to be in a perpetual seek mode, two days. It has done this before but after an hour or so it would stop. I have "Acronis True Image Home" installed. I have two 500G hard drives installed. Task manager shows no appl running and no CPU usage.

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i am trying to run pro engineer on my dell xps 210. i can start the program but when i try to use it, it just vanishes, any ideas please.

A:Pro engineer help

Is the machine powerful enough to run the program?

Have you had this copy installed on a different machine before?

What version of Pro Engineer do you have?

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My pc has given up the ghost! The video drivers have now packed in along with many other problems. Does anyone now a good PC Repair Engineer in the North West Kent area (near Swanley)?


A:PC Engineer in Kent?

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Hi can anyone suggest a solution to my problem.
I am trying to run Pro engineer wildfire 3 on my Dell XPS 210, it has a the standard grafics card that came with the machine which has 512 on board, i have upgraded the Ram to 4gb.
Proengineer installed ok and will start but as soon as i try to use the program it just vanishes . If i just let it fireup and stand there it is fine.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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british gas alarm kp55010z

please can someone here tell me hjow to or what the engineer code is for this alarm? its a long shot but would be brill thanks.

A:engineer code?

don't know if this is you too...

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As is typically the case at huge trade shows, major companies don't always show everything they have on the show floor. Such was the case with Nvidia during Computex last week where select guests were invited to check out a...

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A:Here's the DX12 'Mech Ti' demo that Nvidia showed off behind closed doors at Computex

World leaders in screen tearing demonstrations! Seriously with today's available tech wtf is this...

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When I get ready to Install iolo System Mechanic Profession from the CD to my machine I get this:

The currently installed software "Folder Lock" is not compatible with "System Mechanic Professional" and cannot be used at the same time.
Please uninstall "Folder Lock" before using or installing "System Mechanic Professional".

I have used a free version of iolo's software before -- a whilee ago. I also don't remember ever using Folder Lock on here, either.


A:iolo Sys Mech Pro PROBLEM *Warning: Software Conflic* Folder Lock

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At work I have a PC w/an Athlon XP 1700 chip, 256 meg of ram, and a Radeon AGP w/64 meg memory video card runing Win XP Pro. So my gaming choices are somewhat limited. I've already played Quake 2 and Half-Life (and Opposing Force & Blue Shift). I like playing the FPS style games (single-player mode). So I'm wondering:

Is Counter-Strike single player or only multi-player? Is it free if I own Half-Life?

Is there a site that would list FPS games by release date year to year? Since I know Half-Life was released around 98, I could look for other games released around then that would probably run ok on my system.

Any suggestions for good FPS games that would run on my system would be appreciated. I'm looking into some of the Star-Wars games, also Halo, and Unreal seem to have good reps and might run ok.

Thanks much,

A:A Few Questions re: Older Games on an Older Machine

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My Old Desktop OS is Windows Vista. I need to import files to my new desktop. New OS is Windows 10. OlD HP Model is HP Pavilion m9000. New HP model is HP Pavilion 23 q113w. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


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A:importing files from an older HP system and older OS

@Jeff1017 If by "hardwiring" the two PCs together, you mean using a crossover network cable to connect the two, that only overcomes the issue of using a USB stick. You still need third-party software to transfer settings and/or apps -- as that information is stored in lots of different places and it would take you forever to find them all manually and copy them.

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I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4600 and want to burn a couple cds. I tried downloading a bunch of different burning software, but my drive was outdated every time. I was able to burn before, about a year or so ago. I've tried older versions of various software, but no luck.

A:Need older burning software for an older drive.

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Im having a crap time with a dell pc and engineer is visiting me tomorrow to install new hard drive and then hes supposed to be setting my pc up so everything is running,the hard drive isnt going to have the facory preset of having the option of returning the pc back to its factory fresh mode so im wondering after the guy installs vista and my drivers for me,if i have problems in the future will i have to load drivers every time i use the vista recovery disc im a computer novice and im sad it seems i have the more complicated way of now doing things,i should add i only received the pc last thursday and one of their tech guys over the phone asked me to re install windows as the computer wouldnt set up properly or at least it did but when i re booted i just had a blank screen on my monitor,,which they have said is a known problem with vista and i have seen it mentioned on many forums,so basically it seems to be like pulling teeth getting any joy from dell

A:When engineer re installs visitor?

Confirm with the Dell engineer if your Vista recovery disc is just for the Windows OS only or if it also has all of the needed drivers and programs that came bundled on the computer. If it was Windows only and it was my computer, I would would be insisting that Dell supply me for free with any other recovery discs needed to restore the computer to full factory fresh conditions.

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I'm entering my junior year in college majoring in Computer Science but would like to eventually work as an IT Specialist or a Network Engineer in the future. What are some things that I can do or read that will help me to familiarize myself and get an early start in the networking field? Thanks.



A:Would like to become a Network Engineer but need some advice.


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I have encountered those delightful folks who get call you out of the blue, try to make you think that they are from MicroSoft, and tell you that there are horrible things wrong with your computer (it's been sending out signals, you see) that only a Microsoft Engineer can fix, and they will make it all better and cover you for a year for around $200. Right, sure, and I'm a Surgeon General of the United States Engineer and I will keep your nose out of your ass for a year for $200.
But--I have been using Avast as my antivirus for some time now, and it seems to be effective and user friendly. But now I had occasion to call them, and they ran some diagnostics and told me essentially the same thing as the above-mentioned scam agents. Deep down in my computer, it seems--so deep that it would make no difference if I replaced the hard drive and installed the OS (Windows 7 currently) from a new disk, I think they said even if I replaced the motherboard), there are baddies that only a Microsoft &c &c. And of course they offered to do it for around the same price.
Now I ask myself: Is there really anything that Microsoft Engineer from Avast can do that, say, Bleeping Computer cannot? Is there really a subbasement in the bleeping computer that only God or the mighty MS Engineer can get to? I'm skeptical, and I would much rather have you guys run Hijack This and ComboFix and do whatever is needed, because I know from experience how good you are. What he found was a l... Read more

A:"only microsoft engineer can fix your computer" for $$$?

I've never had occasion to contact Avast! support, so I don't know what they do or do not do.  I will say that there is nothing a Microsoft Engineer can do that taking the steps that you stated would not accomplish.  If the problem can't even be resolved by replacing the motherboard then it just isn't getting fixed.  Guess you'll just have to switch to Knoppix
What is the problem that you are having?  I'm from the nuke and reload school of thought.

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I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- Tom

A:Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know

lotuseclat79 said:

Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- TomClick to expand...

Very interesting, Tom !

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