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updating to wmp 10 ??? impossible

Q: updating to wmp 10 ??? impossible

hi everyone, i am trying to update to wmp10 but it won't complete the installation. it goes through the motions of an install but in the last 5 seconds is comes up with the error 'wmp10 was unable to install please run setup again.' this has happened @ 20 times so far. i have downloaded the set up from different places in case the file was corrupt but no change. it will not install the microsoft malicious tool thing at the moment either?? the reason i'm trying to update is that i can't play most embedded media files in web pages. it comes up with the error unable to create directshow player. so any help will be appreciated thanks
lance

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Preferred Solution: updating to wmp 10 ??? impossible

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A: updating to wmp 10 ??? impossible

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Good day everyone, I hope I'm in the right section.
I just received a Windows XP desktop for free from my local newspaper and like most used electronics, it has problems. One, is that it came with a beautiful Dell printer, without the installation disc, which is only one reason I don't want to set it back to facory settings. It also has many photo enhancing programs, some with disks, some not, that I'd rather not part with, so I decided to uninstall outdated and useless (to me) programs instead. This was when I noticed the problem. I'm not sure if it had it before I started removing programs.
The first program that was preventing a normal restart was sprtcmd.exe and when I looked up what it was, I found out that it was a rarely used, long expired program, Dell Support Care Center. I removed it then went to Windows Update and waited for hours while the whole computer updated, then when it was ready to restart, it couldn't, because this time, iexplore.exe was preventing it. This poor thing has either been running or in standby for 2 days now trying to find a solution to this problem. Can someone please help me?
Through my reading I've learned that iexplore.exe can either be the real command for Internet Explorer or a kind of spyware/malware/worm?, lexeplore.exe, something that can harm the computer. I'm not comfortable with advice or quick fixes from anywhere else (I've done both over the years and no one from here has ever steered me w... Read more

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Hello, I hope someone can help us.

We recently upgraded to windows 7 and we're trying to download and install the newest drivers for the EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 video card we have installed. However, updating through Windows doesn't work and despite taking, from what I've read everywhere, the proper steps to uninstall the old drivers the right way, as soon as windows loads after the restart it automatically installs a set of
old drivers (8.17.11.9621) without letting me choose which drivers I'd like to install (the latest ones seem to be 257.21). Is there anyway someone can PLEASE list the exact steps ,in order,
the procedure for properly updating NVIDIA Video drivers in Windows7. And yes... I've been searching on this site for hours & have not been able to find an answer to my problem. I've done everthing I've found that's been suggested, i.e. Disconnecting from the internet, turning off virus scans, restarting in Safe Mode...nothing works. My wife says this is a great place to find answers and we would appreciate any help
Some Specs:
Windows7 64-bit
Intel i7 CPU 920 @2.67GHz
4G RAM
 

A:Solved: Updating NVIDIA Video Drivers in Windows7 is impossible

You need to uninstall the drivers using Programs & Features, but on reboot Windows will install drivers for it from Windows Update if the computer is connected to the internet or it will install older drivers that are included with Windows.

In almost all cases you can simply install the new drivers over top of the old drivers without any issues. Run the new NVidia installer and it will install the drivers. 99% of people do not uninstall the older drivers prior to installing the new drivers.
 

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Not all my lightweight gateways are updating automatically.  Is there a way to force the update?

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As the title says. 3 year old laptop that otherwise is still great, now useless due to Lenovo not updating the bios and preventing me from updating windows which made adobe illustrator and photoshop stop working, can't download codecs, etc. Windows support said until lenovo updates the bios I'm out of luck and have a useless machine. I can browse the internet and use apps that haven't tried to update... Lenovo was a great machine. I was a big fan. Due to lack of support for older machines and this ridiculous issue I would never recommend any business professional like me to purchase one. To have it literally just stop working one day due to lack of software upkeep on lenovo is just silly. Is this how you make people buy new computers? It worked, except I'm going to go to best buy and ask them to sell me a machine that won't stop suddenly due to the manufacturer not keeping it up to date. For the record this is the second time this has happened and lenovo updated a few weeks later. I use this for work and can not deal with my apps not working for weeks while I wait for lenovo to roll out updates... SO, dear Lenovo, update the bios of the y50-70, serial: CB36361936

A:My y50-70 is now useless due to lenovo not updating bios preventing me from updating windows.

What version of Windows are you running right now, what version are you trying to update to, and what error are you getting? Per Lenovo (see link below), that model is compatible with Windows 10 1809, but has not yet been certified for Microsoft's just released May 1903 update. Lenovo devices tested for Windows 10 version 1809https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507291 When Microsoft makes major OS updates, the manufactures of hardware devices in your system such as like Intel, Synaptics and Realteck etc. may need to provide updated drivers to computer manufacturers such as Lenovo etc. so their hardware will work properly.  Windows 10 version 1903 is just now rolling out, so I cannot believe that Adobe is requiring version 1903 for codec updates etc.    I also find it hard to believe that it is a BIOS issue, and would guess that most likely Microsoft is blowing you off with that excuse, because there are many Y50-70 systems running Windows 10 already using the old BIOS. Windows 10 Drivers page for Lenovo Y50-70https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-note...    Cheers,

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?
Thanks

A:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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

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

Thanks for your time!

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BELARC\BELMON~1\BANTMonitorSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LckFldService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\thiselt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
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A:Impossible IE Pop-Ups!

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

Is this impossible?

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

Thank you in advance,

Likekinds


Hello likekinds

Spyware Doctor is not cleaning it all out.

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

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

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

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

Do all you can from the instructions. If you can`t run something just miss it out and post the log anyway with a brief description of your problem
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A:Is This Impossible #2

It appears as though you stopped at Step 2

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

Note:

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

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


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



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




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




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When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.tx... Read more

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

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

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

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

HELP

Cheers
 

A:How is this even impossible?

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

Here is some more information on the ZDnet web site.

http://www.zdnet.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-your-windows-8-1-upgrade-options-7000021554/
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-radically-overhauls-license-agreements-for-windows-8-7000002866/
 

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i want to get email to cycle through signatures.

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

using commonly available hotmail and Yahoo controls?

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

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

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

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

A:Please Help-log On Impossible!

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

A:Impossible to fix?

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

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

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

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

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

Greetings

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

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

[email protected]

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

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

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

Thank you in advance,

Likekinds

A:Is this impossible?

Hello likekinds

Spyware Doctor is not cleaning it all out.

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

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

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Read the Red sticky at the top first
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

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

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i want to get email to cycle through signatures.

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

using commonly available hotmail and Yahoo controls?

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was messing with the file associations...

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

My Computer -> C: -> same tree

after that

XYZ folder and its subs all open independently

DESPITE FOLDER OPTIONS BEING RESET AND RECONFIGURED!

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

A:Maybe impossible to help me...

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

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

A:Is this impossible?

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

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Pavilion dv6When you start a laptop hangs on company logotibe . Bios does not start . The battery pulled out , zhostky drive disconnected , the battery from the motherboard also pulled out . It did not help . What to do?

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I am unable to down load any attachment with my OS currently. The problem just recently started. If I receive and email I cannot open the attachment because I cannot download them. any suggestions as how to fix this problem?
 

A:Downlading impossible

Does the problem occur with an email client? If so, which one(s)? Exactly what happens when you try to open or download an attachment? Any error message(s)?

Does the problem occur using web mail? If so, which browser(s) and which email service(s)? Exactly what happens when you try to open or download an attachment? Any error message(s)?
 

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I have an HP dv2000 laptop. I am trying to get the built-in webcam to record properly and I can't figure it out.

When I use the HP software for the camera that came with the computer, 10 seconds of recording is over 100 megabytes...and the quality is amazingly terrible.

I've tried for 1 year to figure out why the camera is like this, and I've had no luck. I've looked at all options, settings, etc, and there are none to change this.

Why is the HP cam like this? I've had the computer for a year and I am not even able to put a simple video on youtube!

Does anyone know why HP built-in webcams record 10 seconds using 100 megabytes?
 

A:Impossible HP webcam?

Try this non-Hp webcam driver: http://mboffin.com/stuff/Webcam_Chicony_Driver_5.7.28.400.zip

If it still causes issues go back and re-install the newest HP driver

Please let me know the outcome
 

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Yesterday my pc suddenly gave some strange errors after startup after that it suddenly became impossible to run exe files. I found out that the only way i could startup firefox was using a html site wich was still on my deskop. After trying "WinXP_EXE_Fix.reg" I was able to run some programs but most of them still gave a error that windows didn't reconise the file type. After rebooting my pc (after the Winxp_exe_Fix ) I was finally able to startup Hijackthis and let it scan my pc.The thing I don't get is if my pc doesn't reconise exe files anymore, why does it reconise explorer.EXE also al my shortcuts on my deskop turned to LNK files wich I can't open. I don't know much about pc's so I didn't want to mess with regedit.exe (except with the .reg file) also after 3 times of rebooting and starting the .reg file some programs got their origional icon back but still didn't work. (also i can't load my viruscanner wich is Norman).Is there anyway I can fix this without reinstalling xp?my Hijackthislog:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 14:17:39, on 29-8-2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC: ... Read more

A:Impossible To Run Exe Files

Please visit the following link and use the instructions there to post a ComboFix log as a reply to this topic:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixWhen following the instructions please install the Windows XP Recovery Console if you are using XP.After running ComboFix, please post the ComboFix log as well as a brand new HijackThis as a reply to this topic.

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

A:Booting Nearly Impossible

Hi,

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

rgards myrti

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I am still having wierd problems with my computer. It all started, when I installed Roxio Media creator 7 ( and than un-installed it cause it gave me problems.) It put in the standard VGA driver, and my graphics accleleration was dead slow. After re-installing the video driver, it is better, but still abnormally sluggish, It is a nice card, a ATI Radeon 9000 w/ 128 MB or RAM. There was a second monitor, but I removed it for troubleshooting. The PC has plenty of HD space, 1 GB of 333 RAM, and a 2.4 GHX CPU. It is running XP Pro. The motherboard is an Amptron 94-935ALU w/ a SIS651/962L chipset. I am a certified tech and have optimized it quite well. (No virus, spyware, de-fragged, etc.)
When I open my first webpage after sign on or switching screen names, it takes like 7 minutes to load. It starts with "downloading from site", than it goes back to "starting downloading from site", and it takes forever. It usually opens pages normally after that, but not always. Same thing happens even afterwards, if I start IE. And when I load WinMX, it starts scanning for shared files(1000's) and gets stuck in the place. It takes like 5 minutes to load. (It stops responding, will sometimes turn "white". Same thing with K-lite, like blocks of it are missing, the graphics are all screwed up; it takes 6 minutes to load. (Could it be something with frames?). Same thing loading Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. And some programs I install, take an u... Read more

A:Impossible Problem

While you're at it, you wanna finish up over on your HJT logs? We are awaiting your update.

http://www.techsupportforums.com/showthread.php?t=25199

BTW, try this little bugger. Most of you problems sounds network-related.

Download WinsockFix and unzip it. Then double-click on it to run it.

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

A:Virusbusters -- Impossible to get rid of

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

A:impossible to change ip

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

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

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

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

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

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OK, this is not a hasty reaction - I've had a laptop with Windows 7 for over a year and I cannot use it, at all. I've tried many, many times over the last year and it has wasted hours and hours of my time just trying to do what I do on my XP desktop. Please don't try to dissuade me - I HAVE TO put XP on my laptop now. W7 is a joke - trying to find files on a memory stick took me an hour today - where was the View button? Where was "arrange files by name"? Instead of some random order courtesy of Microsoft. OK so it's a right click but I want a button! I mustn't go on. I have an XP disk - I could just overwrite W7 and get rid, I think. I am really just asking whether I could/ should keep W7 in the background somehow - in case I am forced into ditching XP at some later stage when MS decide to cease support on it. However if it's complicated and takes more hours of my time, then forget it. So do I just insert my XP disk and go? Or what?

A:W7 impossible - need XP back!

Well you bring up two questions. First is how to install Windows XP and second is should you keep windows 7 in the background.

To install Windows XP, insert the disk in your cd drive, reboot the computer, hit any key to boot from CD, and start the installation process. You have the option to use the whole drive or not. That sort of depends on whether you already have a Windows 7 disk available. If you're that unhappy, I'd simply install Windows XP and be done with it. Sounds like you're unable to get Windows 7 to work as you'd like it, why fight it?

As a cautionary note, make sure you BACK UP ANY DATA YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE prior to starting the installation of XP. Shortly MS WILL be discontinuing support for XP, but I believe that's in 2014. You still have some time.

One other potential option available to you is if you have Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate, or Enterprise, you are licensed to download and install Windows XP Mode which allows you to run both at the same time.

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Hi there. I somehow manged to contract a Trojan Virus that Ad-Aware identified as Virtumonde on my laptop and cannot figure out how to get rid of it. i realized that my Java was out of date so i removed the JS2E version, i tried to install the newest version but i keep getting an error which i believe comes from the Trojan, not windows itself. I tried Vundofix, ComboFix, and SuperAntiSpyware, but the computer would not let me and i got the same error window each time:

The computer did, however let me install and run HijackThis, so here is my log. Thanks in advance for any help, i really appreciate it. I am an engineering student and usually i can figure out how to repair these things, but this one has me stumped!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:11:59 PM, on 11/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.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:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
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I'm having real problems with this and the guides online cover different parts but don't work.
1. I have windows xp
2. I want to install windows 7 64 bit
3. I do not have a dvd, it's on an external HDD
4. I want to instal windows 7 on a 2nd HDD and dual boot.

My first problem is that I get the 'We are unable to create or save new files in the folder which the application was downloaded'. Apparently this is because its 64 bit and I'm in XP. I need to boot from the USB drive and load the windows disk from there? Is that right? How do I do that without my normal XP booting? Can I boot from the USB and install on to the 2nd HHD?

A step by step approach would be amazing if someone could talk me through it? If it's not possible I can buy a blank dvd and burn it and remove my other HDDs, but that's a real pain.

Any help would be great
 

A:Installing Win 7 on 2nd HDD in XP. Impossible?

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I tried - unsuccessfully - to boot my new Pavilion x360  with USB pen drive with Ubuntu Live but the pc always starts Windows 10, even ignoring changes of boot priority in bios. Why not ? Please can you help me teaching me the correct actions and steps? Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bmwebcfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Bluetooth\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
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Hey,

So, ever since I got the update for it in Windows Update, like a few months ago, I could never install IE9 on my computer. I have tried every possible means to install it.

-Download the modified (B00IE8/IE9) package
-Download the 32Bit (x86) Upgrade package
-Using Windows Update

And after multiple attemtps, I'm still opening IE8. Don't get me wrong, I have Google Chrome and Firefox, but I would like to have everything on this computer upgraded so I don't need to look at it in Windows Update.

Any ideas/suggestions?

Regards,
-TPS

A:It seems impossible to upgrade my IE8 to IE9

Any suggestions you guys? (Sorry to bump)

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OK..

I have a folder/file deleting problem..
On an XP/sp2 NTFS system.
My error states...cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
This problem occurs when I try to delete a folder.

If i try deleting the folder that contains the problem folder i get this..
cannot delete Contains Profanity Fake-NAME : cannot find specified file.
(note: thats not the real name)



How this file happend to get on my cpu...
I just bought a new HD and I was copying all of my songs from my iPod. I was using a nifty little tool to back up (and organize) a couple thousand mp3s on my new HD. The transfer process was halted when windows encountered an invalid file name error. I think the file contained a ":".




I have tried...
safe mode method.
cmd-manual deleting method.
MoveOnBoot method.
I have even done all of those methods with the HD booted as a slave.

NO LUCK

any suggestions plz reply.

A:Ive Tried. Impossible to Delete!

Here is a simple procedure

Sometimes you want to delete a file but when you do so an error message pops and tells you it cannot be done. Do successfully delete such a file do the following:

Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.

Close all open programs.

You now need to close EXPLORER.EXE. The proper way to shutdown Explorer is to raise the "Shut Down Windows" dialog (select "Shut Down..." from the start menu), hold down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT and press the CANCEL button. Explorer will exit cleanly.

Note: The <CTRL+SHIFT+ALT> at the 'Shut Down Windows' dialog method of closing Explorer is built into Explorer. (It was specifically designed so that developers writing Shell Extensions could get Explorer to release their Shell Extension DLLs while debugging them).

Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory where the undeletable file is located in. At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.

Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.

Close Task Manager.

or

(Tip modification submitted by James R. Twine who has a great utility called Delete FXP Files that can help you delete files and folders that simply won't go away).

http://www.jrtwine.com/Products/DelF...lesInstall.zip

click here to download it

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Ok If anyone can help me with this i will be impressed

I play on an online game and i was recently key logged. I injected a DLL into the game, and inside the dll there was a key logger.
Only one virus scanner can identify it and i don't have the virus scanner (CPsecure).

The keylogger is called Troj.Gamethief.w32.wow.bwa

Heres how this thing works. Basically the key logger doesnt run UNLESS i inject it into my game.exe. So its not a threat to any other passwords, just my game one. I believe it sends my account/pass when i load it.

If i removed the dll the keylogger would be removed also, but i want to use this program so im trying to avoid that. The only solution i can come up with is using a hex editor to stop the function. But i am not familiar enough with hex editors to do this.

So i guess i need someone with hex editing knowledge to help me remove this. or someone who knows a program i havnt found on google yet.

Thanks

-Sean
 

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What would it take to hook up my laptop keyboard (laptop not included) to a desktop pc?
 

A:too dumb to know its impossible

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I need help on my laptop running Windows 8 and I would like to upgrade to 8.1 but on download is stopping at 58% while is veryfing the compatibility.
Evene the install assistand software is stucking on veryfing the compatibility.
What can I do? Hope to get help form anyone of you.
Thank you for the help.
Marco

A:Impossible download W 8.1

Do you get any error code?

What brand and model laptop?
Have you tried updating the video driver and checking Windows update for any Optional updates?

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

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

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

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

A:The Impossible Mouse!

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hi,
I'm a beginning enthusiast in the computer world, but theres one problem that has got me stumped. When opening the ACT program on a windows XP I get a message that says, "Application has generated an exception that could not be handled. Process ID=0x798(1944), ID= 0x79c(1948)." then it asks if I want to use debugger to figure out the problem and so I'll click yes and then it says that the debugger is missing a component. Not only this the computer is constantly going into BSOD often times for "missing registry components". The memory is a little too small for all of the business programs put on the computer. I've ran at least four different types of spyware and virus removers in safe mode, they remove a few small spyware ads from caselmedia but there is never any kind of virus detected on the computer. Please help me out, I would really appreciate it if someone out there knows what to do. Thanks a bunch.
Ds.helper
 

A:impossible to figure out

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Not sure if this is possible, but here goes.

A client of mine, has given me this Access application that they would like to make changes/enhancments to it. The problmem is this application has been package using the Access wizard which creates the executible file and all the DL files, but the client doesn't have any idea where the development copy is located. So I'm asking, is there a way to get behind this application to see the code once its packaged?
 

A:IS IT Possible to Do the Impossible? (Access)

I don't think there is unless you have the source database the application was compiled from.
 

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

A:Problem seems impossible to fix?

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

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

Louis

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June 14th after HP support remote access was my junk piece of nothing previous called HP ENVY x360 was my notebook disabled so well that none of HP support on the phone is able to help me. 2 months waiting for repairing piece of crap with the only message - Your case has been escalated and there will be someone to contact you in 2 days - it is already 2 months and no news about reparature, no calls, no support, no premium warranty, no professional to write me any kind of step by step action to recover my notebook. So what about BIG APPLAUSE FOR ALL HP REPRESENTATIVE. JEFF YOU PROMISED ME SO MUCH, other managers I barely remember, DID NOTHING AS WELL. EXCELLENT JOB HP, VERY NICE.I OFFICIALLY BETTING YOU ON MY KNIES TO HELP ME MAKES THIS CRAP MACHINE ALIVE. PEOPLE HELP ME. I M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE HELP ME. SOMEONE AT LEAST A TRY. PLEASE. DO I NEED TO BE ROUGH TO LET THE THINGS FINALY FINISH?16 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH HP SUPPORT, 6 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH MICROSOFT NONE DID HELP ME SO FAR. IS IT SO HARD TO REPAIR SOFTWARE OF THIS CRAP?THANK YOUIvan




Ivan - dare to call me HP Support

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