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Solved: Boot up alert - "System Battery Voltage is Low"

Q: Solved: Boot up alert - "System Battery Voltage is Low"

Got a PC in the office that on a daily basis, although not at every boot up, gives the following alert...

System Battery Voltage is Low. Strike F1 to continue, F2 to Run the set up utility

In the set up utiltity, Power Management option, the settings are as follows:

Suspend Mode F3
AC Power Recovery OFF
Low Power Mode DISABLED

Don't know if any of these setting are relevant, but I thought I'd include them anyway.

Can the system battery voltage issue be sorted through set up utility or is it a case of replacing a piece of hardwar e.g. system battery?

PC is a Dell 8300 series with Windows 2000Pro

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A: Solved: Boot up alert - "System Battery Voltage is Low"

I wpould suggest opening your pc and locate the CMOS battery. i looks like a big clock battery on your motherboard. press down the battery with one of you fingers to ensure the battery is properly seated. obviously ensure that the pc is turned off before doing so. if this does not resolve you problem, i would suggest replacing the battery.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8300 PC, XP Professional w/ SP2.

The problem i am having is, about 9 out of 10 times when i start up my computer, it first goes to a black screen that says at the top:

"Alert! System battery voltage is low." and says to press F1 to continue, or F2 to go to setup. I don't really know what I could do in setup to fix this, and when I just hit F1 it seems to start up fine, and the computer seems to work perfectly fine once I get past that, but I am worried that it might be something I want to address so that it doesn't become something more serious.

If I was on a laptop or something I would think that there was something wrong with the battery, but it is just a PC, plugged in to the wall, and I wasn't even aware that it had a battery of any kind.

So, does anyone know what this means, or what I can do about it? Let me know if you need any more information and I will try to figure it out. Thanks.

A:"system battery voltage is low" message on bootup

Its your BIOS battery, gotta replace it.

BIOS has a battery on it, and its what keeps the ROM with the BIOS on it with power even when the PC is shut off. I hihgly suggest you get that new BIOS battery asap.

If your not sure what a BIOS battery is/where its located I suggest taking it to a shop.

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First off, thank you for any assistance in advance.

Problem: "System Alert" balloon in tray icon that will not go away and redirects me in IE 7 to hxxp://www.virprotect.com/?aff=1012.

Using SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE, I seem to have gotten rid of the problem of the redirection of my home page as well as removed the trojan that caused all of this in the first place (I think). The pesky balloon, however, remains. All pre-steps your forum recommeded have been completed. Below are the logs your forum requests in advance (please note that my DSS "extra" log file is attached):

PANDA ACTIVESCAN
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Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/myglobalsearch Not disinfected c:\program files\MyGlobalSearch
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT Not disinfected... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To "virprotect.com"

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.


Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


=========================================

This will help to identify malware on your system.
Please download Combofix from any of these locations:
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Hi TSG

My comp was messed up so I decided to clean reinstall xp pro, my hard drive was split into 3 partition, C, E backup and L photos and bits, at the point of the install were you decide,delete our make partitions, I decided to delete L as it was not needed and clean install onto C, leaving E with my docs and data, the install went fine, when I looked at my drives in admin tools the C is marked boot and E system, I was going to delete E and make new partitions, but because it marked as system, can not delete it. How did I do this and is there away to put it all back onto C, without reformatting.
 

A:Solved: partitions "boot" and "system" after xp install.

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Please look at this HTL I need help! Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:36:01 PM, on 1/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.908.8472\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet Series 700\Bin\HPOstr05.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP OfficeJet Series 700\bin\HPOVDX05.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lkcitdl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lkads.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lktsrv.exe
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A:Solved: Notification tray "System alert" Ballon keeps popping up

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Hi all,

My brother has got some sort of spyware or adware installed on his XP Home PC. I doesn't appear to be doing anything other that being irritating but you never know what's going on behind the scenes!

It displays the following notification every few minutes:
Clicking on the notification loads http://www.virprotect.com in IE.

Any ideas what this is and how to get rid of it? Please?
 

A:Solved: PEASE help with "System Alert" notification ad/spyware

Go to here and download 'Hijack This!' self installer.
Save it to the desktop or other suitable place. DO NOT just press run from the website
Double click on the file and it will install to C:\program files\hijackthis and create an entry in the start menu.
Click on the entry in start menu to run HijackThis
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
 

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Can someone help me with this? I have this system tray icon blinking with "System Alert!" info bubbles telling me I have spyware. If I try to do anything with it it sends me to "antivermins.com." I ran Adaware and Spyware and picked up a few things but I'm still getting pop ups.

Thanks for any help!
-Beaugator

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:23:22 PM, on 12/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cusrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\COMMON~1\naPrdMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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A:Solved: "System Alert!" popup

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Hi
This is my first post in the forum ;)
And I thought about contributing with you with my first experience with my winxp which was about the "System Alert"
for hope, this post can help you remove or disable this annoying service.
For the people who are having "System Alert" ,viruses, spywares warnings and tried everything removing it but no use..
I had this exact problem with system alert icon, minimzed in the taskbar tray, changes from blue to red color with x and ? marks inside.
And also, a viruses warnings with a new yellow,triangle icon with ! mark inside in the taskbar.
First of all, you should not click on these icons or they will make you download anti-viruses and spywares utilities
Here is what you gotta do:
1-Go Off-line and scan for viruses and spywares with trusted anti-virus programs which are many "I used Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0"
After finishing scanning and removing them, don't get On-line until you finish the steps, because the problem is still.
2-Uninstall softwares or anything were downloaded before this exact event...
Use your mind and remember what you have downloaded before the "system alert" showing up.
3-use the "Trend Mircro Hijack This V2" and look into the "Delete a file on reboot" and try to find these files:
sbmdl.dll
wamdl.dll
scit.exe
sbmnt.exe >>not sure of this exact name
Or you can locate the folder where they all exist with the name: "NetProject" to... Read more

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One lapse of judgement and I'm out of action for the weekend...
Anyway, I've run Avast and removed a number of viruses it found, but I still have these annoying popups, etc.
Log:

reLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:49: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
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A:Time changed to 24h and reads "VIRUS ALERT!" also various "Security Alert" popups

Apologies for the double-post. I could not see an edit function.
I've cleaned out a couple of nasties with Adaware, although i've not seen much change - still getting the same "VIRUS ALERT!" and popups. Still, I thought it best to update the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:37: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX1000.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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With EaseUS Backup Tool, I've cloned these two partitions ("System Reserved" and "C") to same-sized partitions on a external HDD ("X" and "Y"). Picture tells it concisely:
How to make drives "X" and "Y" boot-able?

In "Disk Management", I've noticed these partition labels missing:"X" (or "System Reserved") is missing System label,
"Y" (or "OS") is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump labels

Thank you!

A:Both "System reserved" and "C" partition cloned to external HDD: boot?

You cannot boot Win7 on external HD, unless it is connected via eSATA.

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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This began after dumbly going to some non-commercial website. NAV auto-protect did initially detect an infection, but indicated it could not quarantine or delete.

Now when launching IE6, it attempts to redirect to a fake virus software website. When I choose the "not recommended" link, IE crashes shortly afterward. Also, I get a fake "Security Center Alert" popup every few minutes. I stupidly clicked on the link to update the security center.

With System Restore deactivated, I have run (all updated, full scans in safe mode) NAV, Ad-aware, Spybot, SpySweeper, Avira and CCleaner. (Then I found this website and learned I should have waited to do this.) Spybot found a couple of registry entries, but that was the only detection made by any of the programs, other than NAV's initial auto-protect message. File gmer.txt is attached.

dds.txt:

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike at 13:22:43.09 on Sat 12/06/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1399 [GMT -6:00]

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

C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:IE crash after "Insecure Internet activity", "Security Center Alert" popup

Before any work can be done on this machine, there is something that requires your immediate intervention.

This machine is messed up pretty badly because you have several anti-virus programs on your machine. That's not a good idea!!

Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & produces undesirable results. Please uninstall ALL leaving only one of them.

ALL the antivirus programs must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstallPost a fresh logs when you have completed the above task.

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Normal fraudulent stuff about hidden spyware activity on the system encourages me to click and download arepair program. It will not delete or go away.

Thanks in advance for your help Tim
 

A:"System Alert" appears in system tray area

Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

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

 

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Hi-
Thank you for reading and wanting to help.
From reading most of the topics on this site, I realize I am at a very beginner level of computer literacy, so please bear with me if my questions and descriptions sound silly.

Tonight, when I started up my computer, I got this message in a bubble coming from an icon representing "Antivirus System Pro alert" in the tray on the bottom right:

"[picture of white x in red circle] Windows Security Alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan you computer. Your system might be at risk now."

Well, I realize now as I typed it, it has a grammatical error, which gives it away as not real, but anyway I clicked on it, and apparently I have installed some demo version of something called "Antivirus System Pro alert".

So I went to CP to remove the program, but it is not there in the list.

So question one- where is the program so I can remove it?

Question two- I purchased BIT Defender Total Security 2009 for about $90 so if this is a virus or something, why did it not catch it?

And now, that stupid window keeps popping up, along with another window on its own at the bottom right, with the header of the box being "Antivirus System Pro alert" saying
"INFILTRATION ALERT
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A:"Antivirus System Pro Alert" Messages Popping Up BUT i never installed this program

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So I stupidly downloaded a virus hidden as an ActiveX control from a site posing as CNN Now I'm getting little system alert pop-ups from my taskbar that say I have a virus called "[email protected]". I know it's totally bogus since "balloon" is spelled incorrectly I also get IE popups that want me to install virus software. When I click the red X to close the windows, they generate more IE popups downloads of more spyware junk.

Please help! PandaScan doesn't want to work for me, so I don't have that. But here's my DSS log. Also, the extra.txt doesn't appear for me, so I don't know what's up with that.

Thank you in advance.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Diana on 2008-03-08 23:47:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

System Drive C: has 0.27 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as Diana.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:48:00 PM, on 3/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
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Recently my Hard Disc failed (30GB). It would rattle for a couple of minutes on boot up, then say: "Boot Faliure: System Halted"

I went out and got a new disc (120GB), I installed Win XP pro but I periodically got the same error. But this time it would say "Boot Faliure: System Halted" after only a few seconds, like it just couldn't see the disc at all. Where with the last disc it seemed to see it, but the disc was faulty.

I reinstalled windows a few times but still got the same error. Now my computer is working but only works if I go into the BIOS when I boot up. It seems to boot up if I select "save settings and exit". Also it seems to work if there is a CD in the drive. (It was not a bootable CD)

Do I need to update the BIOS? (That sounds scary.) Or is the the new disc just naff?

Would be glad of help

Sharker

-------

P3 1 GHz
256MB RAM
 

A:Solved: Spasmodic error: "Boot Faliure: System Halted"

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Whenever my computer tries to boot, it takes a while to detect anything from the CD-ROM (my first boot priority), and then when it detects the IDE, it says "error loading operating system" and after that I can't do anything but restart or shut down. I am running Windows XP Professional and it will load with a boot disk, but if I take out the boot disk it won't load. I'm not sure what to do, so please help me!
 

A:Solved: "error loading operating system" message when I try to boot

hi there, im sorry this isnt a solution. but i am having the same problem.

my old hard drive kicked the bucket and i got a new one. i cloned the hard drive using TrueImage which went fine. but when i restart the comp i get that error. i have tried to change the bios access mode to Large LBA and the other one but to no avail. i have herd that running the command fdisk /mbr may help but it could also cause problems.

does anyone know how to get past this?

also reinstalling xp doesnt work. i have formated the hard drive and tried to set up windows but to no avail

Thanks Lee
 

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Hi,

It looks like I have some sort of spyware on my computer and can not figure out how to get rid of it. A yellow flashing triangle pops up in my tray saying "System Alert: [email protected]"

Here is what my HijackThis log says. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you!
Christy

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:21:38 PM, on 11/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mrphweax.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
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A:"System Alert: Trojan-Spy.win32.mx" bubble keeps popping up

Welcome to TSG

Download Combofix and save it to your desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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Please go to Start---> Run---> In the space provided, type "%userprofile%\Desktop\ComboFix.exe"/killall
& follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

New member: this little beauty is evading all attempts.

Its shield icon flashes between a red X and blue ?.
Left or right click links to "spycrush.com/?aff=321"

Here's Deckard with extra attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070603.47
Run by Dick Bernstein on 2007-06-10 at 00:32:30
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2007-06-10 07:32:31 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Dick Bernstein.exe) --------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:35:15 AM, on 6/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
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A:Flashing systray icon - popup "System alert"

Yay! It's gone!

I got frustrated enough that I started flailing --
found the following files in \windows\system32

swxcacls.exe
swsc.exe
swreg.exe
SrchSTS.dll
Process.dll
dumphive.dll

It took a while to find them because their MODIFIED dates were all prior to their
CREATED dates. When I added that field to the display, it was clear that they all showed up at the time everything went south.

I also checked a bunch of stuff in HJT to fix. Don't know if that made any difference. But the icon is gone now.

I'm attaching an image of the files & dates.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Hi, can someone take a look at this Hijack This log? I'm new to all this and all of a sudden I'm getting a GAZILLION pop ups and these strange "sponsored links" when viewing ANY web pages. In addition, I'm getting these strange little icons on my desktop (for instance: poker, jam, Ipod Nano, etc). I right clicked on them and in properties it says "consumeralertsystem.com." This happened all of a sudden!

Thanks! Have a good day,

Leigh

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:30:53 PM, on 11/5/2005
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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aol\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
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A:Weird "sponsored links" in webpages. Consumer Alert System?? ...HJT log included

You are using an outdated version of HiJackThis. Please click on the link below to download the latest version: HiJackThis_sfx.exe
1. Delete your current HiJackThis.exe file
2. Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
3. Click on the "Unzip" button to install the newer version.
4. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\

I require a new HJT log to be from this newer version

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

My computer had been working perfectly until now. I carried it in my backpack for a little bit, and when I tried turning it on at home, a black screen came up saying "Operation System Not Found." What's wrong??

I hardly know anything about fixing computers. I obviously didn't meddle with the operating system or whatever. I really don't know what's wrong.

I remember you're supposed to press the F2 key. I did, and a screen came up that's titled "Insyde H2O Setup Utility Bios Version R029Q2." I have no idea what that's about so I didn't do anything else.

I'm using a Sony VAIO laptop with Windows Vista.

Please help!

A:[SOLVED] URGENT! Can't boot computer, "Operation System Not Found" error!?!?

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Hello,

I'm running Windows XP SP 3. I have fake "Security Center Alert" popups and "Security Center" popups. A program called "Malware Defense" has also seemed to installed itself onto my computer. And I've just noticed porn icons appearing on my desktop. It's also disabled my Avira software.

GMER doesn't seem to run. I've clicked on it a couple of times but it doesn't seem to do anything. The DDS logs are attached/follows.

Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by zili at 23:28:31.96 on Wed 01/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.61.1033.18.1022.493 [GMT 11:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:"Security Center Alert" popups, "Malware Defense" self install

Let's try this version of gmer.


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.



Click the image to enlarge it


In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

I think I am infected with Malware, Spyware, or some type of virus. My desktop background has become a bright red screen with a toxic symbol on it and underneath it, it says "Your Privacy Is In Danger!" On the bottom right, in the taskbar, right next to the time and date, it says "Virus Alert!" My computer is also attempting to run anti-Spyware programs all by itself, opening browsers with websites to Spy programs and pop-ups warning me of possible hackers. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:36: VIRUS ALERT!, on 7/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.6

Hi.
I just installed a seperate soundcard to the PCI-E slot and switched the front panel audio cable from the motherboard to this new soundcard, so I could also use the front panel's headphone connector.
Now the front panel headphone connector and both of the USB ports work fine, but now during each boot, I get the "Alert! Front I/O cable failure" prompt and I need to press F1 -button to continue the startup process. Other options are diagnostics and BIOS settings.
I made a small test and reconnected the audio cable back the motherboard and the boot was ok(no prompt), so I'm pretty convinced that in this case the prompt is useless.
How could I disable this alert? I could not find anything useful in BIOS settings. I used the BIOS settings to disable the integrated soundcard, but it didn't silence the prompt. Obviously the main goal is to be able to open the operating system without use of a keyboard.
System: Dell Optiplex 390 SFFOS: WIN7 64bitBIOS: A11 (newest)Soundcard: Asus Xonar DGX
Thank you all for any tips.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

I've recently had a lot of problems with my computer. The antivirus I have installed is a little outdated, and manages to detect some kind of virus but isn't quite able to fix the problem. I have noticed significant system slowdown, and I can't access the control panel (I tried to follow step 1 of the posting guide). I appreciate all the help I can get. I've already run Ad-Aware 6 by Lavasoft and it said it removed quite a few problems...\

Here is my dss.exe log:


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Michael Chen on 2007-12-23 00:54:29
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Unable to create WMI object; The operation completed successfully.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

System Drive C: has 5.11 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as Michael Chen.exe) ----------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:18 AM, on 12/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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A:Fake "Spyware Detection Alert" Messages, general system slowdown, can't access CP

Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked":

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\shell.exe
F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturr.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3F26BE47-29E2-42D4-92D5-C9D7800D7ADF} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vturr.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {76F262CF-0308-0FB4-F7A3-043266F3A47C} - C:\Program Files\Slyyfcdl\bfssbumn.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {DB0B918E-A0A8-482B-8D75-A682816B0C7B} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\opnlklj.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDrive] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\drvvom.dll,startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rgrsvyrg] rundll32.exe "C:\Program Files\mbejarun\mzarshep.dll",Init
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avp] C:\WINDOWS\avp .exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gladspcx] regsvr32 /u "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\gladspcx.dll"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smgr] mgrs.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lsass] C:\WINDOWS\lsass .exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Printer] C:\WINDOWS\system32\printer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows update loader] C:\WINDOWS\xpupdate.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spoolsv] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolvs.exe
O4 - Startup: findfast.exe
O4 - Global Startup: autorun.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\Michael Chen\Local Settings\Temp\TMP14.tmp
O7 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, DisableRegedit=1
O20 - Winlogon Notify: opnlklj - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\opnlklj.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: wingdx32 - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM3... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

Hi
Ive attached the Active Scan report and below is the HJT report.
I thought i should tell you, ive already run AVG anti-virus free and spybot - search and destroy when i first got had problems. I tried solving it using them but there is obviously still something wrong.

If there is any other information that you need, just say and ill try my best.

Thanks a lot

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:00: VIRUS ALERT!, on 8/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:"VIRUS ALERT!" everywhere and system not working properly

Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode if needed. This allows us to help you in the case that your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

As part of installing the Recovery Console, ComboFix will begin to run. Follow the prompts to install the Recovery Console. Your desktop may disappear. This is normal. It will return.

Once the Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see a message that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.



Please continue as follows:

Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

If you have any questions along the way, STOP and ask them before proceeding.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

xp I have several different popups telling me I've got viruses. I thought it was was system given me a warning but no! Please help

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:49:46 AM, on 3/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Qwest\Quickcare\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\6750491\Program\Compaq Connections.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\supportsoft\bin\sprtlisten.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Program Files\... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

I apologize for asking such a basic question but I haven't had to do this kind of stuff since the 90's.

I have an HP Pavilion zd7000 laptop.

Am trying to boot from the original XP CD that was provided by HP.(I have the product key info)

I put the CD in the drive, shutdown the laptop, power it back up and I'm looking at the same screen I always get when I bring this system up. I don't see anything in the way of a bare bones XP system thats prompting me to install the product.

Need to buy a clue

Thanks guys
 

A:Solved: How to boot from original HP "Operating System CD"

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

Cold booted PC after overnight shutdown.
My one and only custom Windows shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+C) on Start menu, opened.
While I moved the mouse (no clicking), the window closed and windows alert appeared.

Rebooted -- now the shortcut has failed.
App is ClipX (clipboard tool). Normally ClipX assigns each clip entry to a list. But the list is empty.
ClipX settings are unchanged

I have done a Bitdefender "Quick Scan" all is OK. (I have not done a malware check, yet!)

Q1: How could the Win shortcut work once (it shows the ClipX configuration window) and then fail as outlined above?

Q2: Any ideas ?
Its 7:30am here I have a big day ahead of me here, I need ClipX.
While typing this thread a very quick flash on the screen (a tiny dialog) disappeared as quickly as it appeared.
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Computer Type:= Laptop
Manufacturer:= Toshiba Satellite C665
OS:= Windows 7 Home Premium, sp1 (Build 7601)
CPU:= Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Motherboard:= TOSHIBA Portable PC
Memory:= 2,806 MB
Graphics:= NVIDIA GeForce 315M *
Sound Card:= Speakers (Conexant SmartAudio H |
Monitors:= x1, Generic PnP
Screen Resolution:= 1366 X 768 - 32 bit
Hard Drives:= C: 585.4GB
PSU:=
Case:= Toshiba Satellite
Cooling:= default fan
Keyboard:= default + Logitech K260
Mouse:= default pad + Logitech M210
Internet Speed:= ADSL2
Antivirus:= Bitdefender Internet Security 2013
Browser:= IE-9.10, PaleMoon, Firefox 20.0
Others:= USB Safely Remove, Metapad, ClipX,
7Zip, Classic Shell Start,... Read more

A:Shortcut failed "Windows alert", after PC boot

Hello Russell,

Is the ClipX.exe file still where it was installed at?

If so, you could either create a new shortcut from the .exe file, or change the broken shortcut's "Target" to be the full path of where the .exe file is as.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

newbie here, just googled on because I have somehow received some annoying spyware that is driving me nuts. In the system tray a bubble pops up every 10 seconds or so with this message:

System Alert: [email protected]
Type: Spyware/Trojan
Vulnerable: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2003/Windows XP
Description: Spyware program that sends confidential information to a remote attacker
Protection: Click this baloon to download official security software

I also get pop-ups every now and then.

I have AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 but it hasn't seemed to be able to kill it. Nor has my Norton Internet security. I have been reading some threads of others who describe similar problems, and at the end of each one there is instruction to start a new thread if you have the same problem.

So, I am starting a new thread. Any help in cleaning my system will be greatly appreciated.

Chris
 

A:"System Alert:[email protected]" Please Help

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

thats the message i get in a baloon, along with IE randomly opening up and going to either a blank page or a page trying to get me to download a program.
the exact message is "your computer is infected with a back door trojan that allows the remote attacker to perform various malicious actions. Click this baloon to download malware removal software."
no matter what i do it wont go away. what can i do to get rid of this?
thanks in advance
 

A:"System Alert: Malware threats"?

bump!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

Yesterday I noticed my computer starting to act funny, and I figured it might be spyware, but stupidly I let it go because I didn't think it was that big a deal. One pop up every now and then with spam or advertising.

Now my computer is seemingly ravaged with problems I did not have 24 hours ago. These include.

- A yellow /!\ icon in my system tray that has a balloon reading "System Alert: [email protected]" "Type: Spyware/Trojan" "Vulnerable: Windows XP, Windows Vista" (I have Windows 2000) "Description: Spyware program that sends confidential information to a remote attacker" "Protection: Click this baloon to download antispyware for Windows."

- A plethora of command prompts load on login and persist for a good minute or two before they all close down. Some of these include "command.com" "cmd.exe" and "ntvdm.exe" (or something like that)

- Extremely slow performance as well as internet connection.

Initially I ran my trial version of avast! Anti-Virus which produced 0 infections. Last night after the problems became very bad, I downloaded and ran Spybot - Search and Destroy which produced multiple infections. After selecting "Fix selected problems", I believe it was 6 infections that could not be healed, all of which were PUPs.

I'm not sure what to do except show you guys my HJT log and hope you can help me. Thank you very much in advance.



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A:"System Alert: [email protected]"

Bump?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 82.4

There is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:26:09 AM, on 25/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\iiUsage\iiNet Usage.exe
C:\Program Files\Gold Codec\isamonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Gold Codec\pmsngr.exe
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"System Alert!"

I am doing my best to post the necessary (hijackthis) instructions regarding the "System Alert! in my task window and trojan/s on my computer.

so, please help with assistance

james solis
 

A:"System Alert!" /hijackthis text

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I am getting a yellow triangle with a pop-up balloon with "System Alert: [email protected]". I found another thread where you helped to remove it, and did what was recommended: installed HiJack This and performed the scan. Below is the log. I hope you can help me remove it too. My computer is Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XT Home edition.
Thanks in advance

PS: While writing this I received another triangle with "System Alert: Malvware threats" that informs that my computer is infected with a back door Trojan ... and asked to click on it to download removal software. I suspect it is related to the original one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:52:05 PM, on 2/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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A:"System Alert: [email protected]"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have apparently loaded the PestTrap and so am getting the "System Alert:", and browser hijack to buy their products.
Have removed PestTrap from setting, programs, but it was no help.

So would appreciate your advice,
Thanks.

Have a HijackThis log, and the SmitFraudFix log:
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:09:29 PM, on 5/29/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dcomcfg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atmclk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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A:PestTrap and "System Alert:", & IE hijack

Hi and welcome

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

Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).
Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.

Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm
 

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It appears that I'm also the lucky recipient of the "Security Toolbar [email protected][email protected]/WinFixer32" trojan. I've been trying to weed through this forum for a couple of days, and have attempted to use the following: VundoFix V6.5.10, SmitFraudFix, SUPER Anti-Spyware, and SafeXP. Each time, it looks for a moment like I'm making some progress, but the popups and error messages keep coming back.

One peculiarity that I've not seen listed has to do with Safe Mode in Windows: Every time I try to do something in Safe Mode, the system seems to "cycle"...like it's restarting safe mode over and over again. Not only is it frustrating, I can't seem to get any of the programs to complete successfully.

In looking at other posts in this forum, it appears the best place to start is with the HiJack This log, so I'll include it with this post.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:47:11 AM, on 10/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:"System Alert: Malware Threats"--These and many, many more!

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I just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Win7 professional x64 hoping to fix the above mentioned problem. After a complete re-install Im getting the same errors.

Im not sure of the proper terminology here, but during startup the computer does a scan of all hardware and "Volume 0" has a "failed" message.

The odd thing is that sometimes after a few restarts and pointless boot menu visits the computer starts up fine.

I tried windows repair feature by booting from the disk, but when I get to the window where i select the operating system to repair, its empty. Drive C, where the operating system is, is not showing.

I have a feeling that the hard drive itself has gone bad and is very unstable. Please let me know if I'm missing something or we just need to get a new HD.

Thank you

A:Win7 pro startup error "Boot MGR missing"/"Operating System Not Found

What type of hdd do you have. For example if you have a Seagate drive, there is software you can run to do a diagonostic on the hdd before the operating system boots.
This would be a good idea, especially if you were having same issues when Vista Home Premium was installed first.

Do you have more than one hdd installed. If yes, make sure in BIOS settings, the proper drive is selected for First Boot. And better yet make sure its the only drive attached when booting.

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Hi all,
Windows 7 Pro 32bit
I have a captured image and I booted into PE on my target system. I used Diskpart:

select drive 1
clean
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Win7 32bit"
assign letter="C"
exit

Then I applied the image with imagex:

imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

The image applied, but now when I try to boot (After removing the PE boot disc), it tries to network boot and gives me the message "Operating System Not Found. I made sure to reset my boot order to HD>removable>CD>Network.
Do I need to manually create a small partition responsible for booting? What steps do I take from here? I was surprised that googling didn't lead me to my specific problem, but mostly problems involving SCCM and large scale deployments.

Thanks in advance,
Joe

A:I deployed an image and then tried to boot it, but the system tried to network boot instead and then gave me the message "Operating System Not Found"

In your diskpart,you need to add

act

To make partition active

After applying image, you need to create BCD environment with:

bcdboot C:\Windows

Note

Drive letter C: is whatever you used in command:

Imagex /apply e:\testimage.wim 1 c:\

If you would use two partition setup as suggested by other posters, then the small 100 MB partition would be C: and the "Windows" partition would be "D:". Hence, you would use


bcdboot D:\Windows

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I have the little icon at the bottom right of the desktop which periodicaly pops up and tells me to download anti-spyware, but it's really just malware. I can't get rid of it and I was hoping somone could help.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Zac LaRoche on 2008-03-18 14:15:10
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
32: 2008-03-18 18:15:18 UTC - RP1337 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
31: 2008-03-18 17:16:34 UTC - RP1336 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
30: 2008-03-17 15:09:39 UTC - RP1335 - System Checkpoint
29: 2008-03-16 03:46:41 UTC - RP1334 - System Checkpoint
28: 2008-03-15 01:31:23 UTC - RP1333 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-02-22 18:44:58 UTC - RP1306 - Installed Windows NLSDownlevelMapping.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 80% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 503 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 1.38 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as Zac LaRoche.exe) -----------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:18:12 PM, on 3/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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A:"System Alert" malware

bump

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Please help :-)
I had inadvertantly installed Spyfalcon because it was bundled with another
program and I forgot to scan it (dummy me). I uninstalled it, ran Cleanup!,
Adaware, Spybot S&D, McAfee antivirus scan, ewido. These seemed to fix the
problem. After rebooting things seem to run fine and then I get a popup in my
notification area "System Alert: Popups". If the notification is clicked it
takes me to a web site to buy their product. The one thing I have noticed and it gets picked up is an entry
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atmclk.exe... I have tried to "end process" and it comes right back. I have gone to the directory and tried to delete, but it comes right back. I have exhausted my ideas and now turn to the expertise of Techsupporforum :-D

Also, I use Firefox, but I decided to open IE to see if the browser was hijacked and noticed that my home page can be changed, but always reverts
back to "about:blank" and I'm getting quite a few popups, which I haven't had
since switching to FF.

From time to time I also get a "Critical System Error!" It says,
"Please read this message carefully.
Your PC is infected by spyware. Spyware and other unwanted sofware refers to programs that perform certain tasks on your computer, typically without your consent. This can include installing pop-up advertising or collecting your
personal information. Anti-spyware tools can only help rid your computer of
spyware.
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A:"System Alert: Popups"

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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After ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (result was perfect), I tried to install WIN 7 PRO on my DELL INSPIRON 1720 (4Gb RAM, Win Vista with SP2.) a legend come out saying something like: Update BIOS!!!
I download the newest executable BIOS file from DELL (1720_A09.exe). 
But when I tried to install it, the messages I get: "The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system bios can be flashed".
My Battery is too old, not charging anymore. Adapter (original Dell Ac adapter) & battery are plugged in.
I did a LOT of research online, tried many methods & combination of removing / reinstalling ,...etc. none worked. For example:1) 1720_A09.exe /forceit from the command prompt inside of Windows.2) I went to computer management and in Device Manager disabled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery. But nothing happened. Same error.
Can U help me with my DELL problem??
Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks.
Daniel Teijo
El Paso, Tx 79936

A:"The AC adapter and battery must be plugged in before the system bios can be flashed"

The solution was simple:- First download the BIOS update, to a folder that you can remember easily or to your desktop, for example mine was D620_A10.EXE and it was located on the desktop. Next type cmd in run and press enter, then at the prompt type cd desktop , you should then see something like this C:\Documents and settings\rob\desktop now type in the folder name of where the update is located, or if its on the desktop simply type in D620_A10.EXE <--- where that is the name of your bios update now if you were to press enter it would bring up the dialogue saying "The AC adapter and Battery must both be connected, before flashing the BIOS" so here s the great bit, simply type /forceit after the .exe with a space and sit back and watch the update!! example C:\Documents and settings\rob\desktop>D620_A10.EXE /forceit

Font.: club.myce.com/.../how-update-bios-dell-laptops-without-battery-260714

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I reveiwed a previous post on this topic but couldn't determine from the posts whether this was something I could fix myself or not. I too have the exact model, a Dell Dimension 8300. When it boots up I get this message that there is a low system battery voltage and a message to hit F1 to continue. After hitting F1 there are no problems. The previous posts suggested changing the battery. Is this something I can do myself or do I need to take it somewhere?
 

A:Solved: Low System Battery Voltage

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/sm/techov.htm#1102286
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8300/sm/battery.htm
try both of these changing the battery is not hard at all however when in doubt take it to someone who works on them .
 

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I just reinstalled Win XP and now when I try to sign on to Hotmail and several other sites I get the following message:

login.live.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because the issuer certificate has expired.
The certificate will not be valid until 6/18/2008 5:00 PM.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)
What gives?

Michael
 

A:Solved: "Invalid Security Certificate" alert when I try to open hotmail, others

Check your Windows Time & Date
 

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hi..after installing AVG 8. I am getting the above message every time that I open up Firefox..any help would be great....
 

A:Solved: Getting message "Alert, typeerror AVG_dtfox.prefs has no properties"

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