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Vista messed up, reinstalled, fixed problem, new problem reinstall doesnt help.

Q: Vista messed up, reinstalled, fixed problem, new problem reinstall doesnt help.

Vista home premium worked fine on my computer for several months, I have an intel core 2 e4400 2.0ghz processor, 3 (1) gig kingston ram, intel dg965wh board, 250gb western digital harddrive, and a geforce 7600 graphics card. Vista home premium, norton antivirus, and office 2003

a few days ago my computer did somthing funny, it slowed down and when i put my coursor over the internet connection icon it said server execution failed. after searching the web and my computer for answers i decided to reinstall vista, i did a clean install and the problem seemed to be fixed, when i looked at the icon it said not connected to a network instead of server execution failed.

Vista seemed to load fine and fast, but when it loaded completly the programs were very slow, When the welcome center loaded i clicked connect to the internet option, and after waiting about three minute for the connection options to load, i clicked connect to a wireless network and immediatly the program stopped responding.

Along with the internet troubles i tried to install some of my software like: pinnacle HDTV pci card, adobe, microsoft flight simulator. The issue with installing my software was it would install about three-fourths of the way and then hang, eventually i would have to stop the installation.

To fix these problems i tried to reinstalled vista and the same issues occur on first boot before i installed any software.

I booted into in safe mode and safe mode with networking with just the vital drivers and the same issues happened.

Thanks in advance for any help or insite that you could provide.

Preferred Solution: Vista messed up, reinstalled, fixed problem, new problem reinstall doesnt help.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista messed up, reinstalled, fixed problem, new problem reinstall doesnt help.

after racking my brain with possible fixes, doing memory diagnostics, formating and reinstalling vista, i finally found an a fix to the problem. The whole problem lay within the wirless usb network adapter. I just assumed that the problem was with vista not the network adapter. i figured it was with vista because the programs were slow and stopped responding.

But yesterday i went to Best Buy and bought a a new adapter and on the first try the computer connected, the programs were fast and were completly responsive, i am so happy, just upset that i didnt realize it in the first place, it could have saved me from the reinstall.

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I have had nothing but hell since reinstalling vista. I have a wireless card which worked prior to reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling vista. Now it cannot detect it. I tried downloading wireless drivers for this exact model hp pavilion 6700 but still no luck. I have no idea what to do now and I have already spent money fixing this laptop and buying another copy of vista to try and get it working again.

Can someone please help

A:Reinstalled vista and now it doesnt connect wireless adapter

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I reinstalled windows vista, and i am trying to reinstall some programs and games. After a reboot, the disk drive does appear in my computer, however, mid installation, the disk drive just disappears. I have tried reinstalling the same game twice and i cannot complete installation because the disk drive randomly disappears.


A:reinstalled vista, and now my computer doesnt ecognize my disk drive


I just reinstalled vista, and now my pc wont recognize any wireless networks. I know for a fact there are at least 5 in my building. I know my internet connection is not the problem because i am using it now via ethernet cable. Does anyone know how to get my computer to recognize my network??


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I just re-installed Windows vista with the cd. when i look at my c drive it shows that i have 385 gb of 465 remaining on the disc. all the files on the c drive is 10,7 gb all together. what is taking all that space? its like 80 gb

A:reinstalled vista. space problem

Hi -

Download Treesize - http://download.cnet.com/1770-20_4-0...type=downloads

Right-click on desktop icon, run as administrator. It will show you space usage by folder.

Check VSS - System Restore. VSS will typically utilize 12% - 15% of your hard drive for system restore points. Download the VSS zip file, extract the batch file to desktop, got to desktop, right-click on batch file, run as administrator. A notepad will open with the results. You can attach it to next post.

VSS zip - http://www.techsupportforum.com/atta...oblems-vss.zip

Regards. . .



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Skipping the long story, I'll just say that I had to wipe my drive and reinstall Vista from scratch. I knew I was going to have to do it before my computer completely choked, though, so I went to the Drivers folder and copied everything directly onto an external harddrive. I thought I could then reinstall Vista from a disk, copy/paste the drivers for my hardware, and I'd be good to go.

I have reinstalled Vista (I didn't get a disk with the laptop, so this was a general Windows setup disk that I got from somebody else without my laptop's drivers on it [w/ my own key, of course]) and all went well with that. I have, however, mediocre sound and video, no wireless, etc. So I copied/pasted my drivers into the Drivers folder. Except when I did, I had to skip overwriting ~228 "conflicts" because I didn't have permission to do that. I tried to change the "Read Only" setting on the folder, but I got the same message about permission and access being denied. So I can't install all my drivers, and I suspect if I could, everything would start working.

Is there anyway I can get Vista to let me do this, or am I going about it the wrong way?

A:[SOLVED] Just reinstalled Vista: need permission to reinstall drivers

You could go to the manufacture web site of the laptop and download the drivers save to disk or flash drive from the computer you are on now and transfer them to the laptop.

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Hi All
I have a home wireless network and have had it working for a few years with no problems sharing files, printer, etc. I have the main desktop hard connected to wireless router and it's running Vista SP2. Another desktop running XP SP2, and 2 laptops running Vista SP2 and XP SP2. All was well until I got a nasty virus on main desktop and did a "reinstall of Vista"....I had to remove SP2 and reinstall Vista SP1 and then do the updates. I didn't do a clean install, just a reinstall. Now, I can access all other computers from my main desktop, but none of the other computers can access the main desktop....other than a folder titled "Users" which has nothing in it. I have checked and rechecked my sharing properties and all the folders I want to share indicate that they are shared to Everyone with Full access. For instance, the Public folder...but when I try to access it from other computers I get an error stating "Public is available but the user account you are logged in with does not have access"...or something like that. Any ideas of what I messed up on this main computer?? Many thanks in advance for any suggestions. I did a reinstall of the printer software and am now able to print from the other computers.

A:Messed up my Network after Vista Reinstall

NObody has any ideas for me?

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I'm not sure if this is a vista problem or what this could be, i'm so frustrated with this and have no idea what to do.

About a month ago the sound in my internet browsers went out. Firefox, IE, and Chrome, I tried all three and no sound.

Sound works with everything else on my PC - mp3's, games, movies, etc.

I have tried everything that I can think of to bring the sound back and nothing seems to work.

The only thing odd that I've noticed is that when I do a sound test for my speakers I can hear it, but when I sound test my realtek digital, I don't hear anything.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled realtek thinking that would solve the problem, but it hasn't.

I've checked for viruses on my computer (nothing), and i've checked to make sure that all of my drivers were up to date (they are).

I find it odd because the sound works for my friends photography website, but that's it.

I am absolutely stumped as to what could be happening and any help would be amazing, this is driving me insane.

A:Not sure if this is a vista problem, but it doesnt make sense

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Make and Model of computer?

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I am hoping someone can help me. As a result of my earlier problem (control panel not working) I was told to reinstall VISTA. My Dell computer did NOT come with the operatiing system (it was 64 bit VISTA), however I had purchased another Dell 2 months prior that had hte 32 bit. After being on the phone for 3 hours and 9 people, noone at Dell could seem to get me to where I could get that replacement CD. I was finally cut off and gave up. In the meantime one tech guy told me I could install the 32 bit windows. Well, it installed but my display driver isn't working and NONE of the networking drivers are on and I haven't been able to download them. With the networking device not working I can't get online to download. Using another computer for help!!!!!

Is there someone I can downloand and transfer the 64 bit updates.

I really need to work now. Please help. I can't get Office loaded either. I'll put that under another post. I am guessing someone on here is more knowledgeable that the clowns I keep getting the runaround from at Dell and Best Buy (NO help, but Dell keeps telling me to take it).

I already paid for technical support 2x over the past week and the only answer was to do a clean install of VISTA. Right or wrong my computer has already been blitzed and I need help getting it running.

Please help!

A:Dell NO help VISTA reinstall problem

dkstuff said:

My Dell computer did NOT come with the operatiing system (it was 64 bit VISTA),Click to expand...

I'm guessing you mean Operating System Disk. Most systems don't come with an OS disk any more. You re-install from the Factory Image that is stored on the hard drive.
See Restoring your Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System in the Troubleshooting section of the XPS M1330 User Manual
Press F8 when booting to get the Advanced Boot Options menu
Select Repair your Computer
Select Language and click Next
Log in
Select Dell Factory Image Restore.

If you've re-installed Vista using a DVD, then you've probably broken that feature. If your Recovery Partition is no longer working, you can get a Replacement Recovery Disk set from here:
Request Backup Disks
You'd think their support people would have this link readily available.

Couldn't find your model (XPS M1330) on the normal Dell Support selector, but found this link for drivers from a search:
XPS M1330 Drivers

If the install disk you used is for a different model, you may need to get the chipset drivers first. Select BIOS and Mother board from the left.
Go back, then select the OS from the left panel to narrow it down to Vista 32 or 64 bit. If you've installed the 32 bit version, you'll need to use the 32 bit drivers. You can download them on any system, the use a flash drive or CD to transfer them.

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Dell Dimension 9200, SATA HDD, Vista Home Premium. When I get to the Install Windows screen, first screen shows Disk 0 Partition 2 Primary and
"Windows is unable to to find a system volume that meets it criteria for installation", searched the net as usual but can't find a proper answer for this, help please?

A:Trying to reinstall Vista on disk problem

Hi mystic12 There's a well written Microsoft Article that explains what that issue is, what causes it and how to solve it.https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/933925?wa=wsignin1.0If you don't understand how to solve it, let me know.

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I dont know how to fix my computer, it is a new 1 one year old HP-vista computer that worked fine until 1 week ago. After countless systemcrashes , prgram crashes and bluescreens(with maybe 20+ diffenent reasons, some reoccuring others new) and googling for remedies I first tried system restore to earlier point which didnt work, stopped before finnished with some error message, then I finally used the HP restore to the settings when purchased.

However I get the same error messages(such as windows explorer, internet explorer, host process etc stopped working) and restartes even though it should be a as a new computer, no programs is installed yet. systemmemory checking indicates a RAM problem but I doubt there is anything wrong with the sticks, the computer is only one year old? How do I proceed? Could it be that the "restore section" HP uses to original settings have been damaged by whatever caused this mess in the first place? What can I do and where can I look to find out what is wrong?

some blue screen messages are lately mostly memory management, often also page fault in non page area, IRQL not less or equal 0x0000001A or bad pool caller 0X000000C2

the latest error message on the system has recovered from an unexcpected shutdown

BCCODE: 1a BCP1: 0000400

However since I have reinstalled everything I can no longer see any logfiles or likewise of all the problems erors causing this. And now I have almost no programs only those that was installed when purc... Read more

A:major problem even after reinstall of vista

Since you have two months warranty,i would advise you to make use of that warranty.Because your memory test is already indicating problem with your memory.So go for the warranty,when you still have it.

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RFH = Request for Help

Hi Everybody,

A friend asked for help with her machine and I haven't been able to figure out how to resolve the problem. I'm hoping somebody here could help.

Apparently there was a strange problem, that caused her to go through vista installation again. Instead of choosing a repair they chose a new install so they have a Windows.old directory now. So their data is safe, and I backed it up.

The big problem now is that after the Dell BIOS screen, it just goes to a blinking cursor in the upper left and I can go no further. F8 doesn't do anything.

I can get into the system if I boot Linux and I can see that the enviornment is a fresh vista install when it comes to programs and layout.

I downloaded and ran the repair disk. The tests look fine, but I never went for the long tests. I ran pretty much every option with bootrec. Strangely bootrec only sees the Windows.old directory as the valid install.

I think the problem might be that one thing points to Windows.old\Windows and something else is pointing to \Windows.

Any idea on what I could do to fix this (being able to boot into windows with a Linux CD), save reinstalling Vista on a clean harddrive?

A:RFH: Vista 32 blinking Cursor reinstall problem

Would love to hear anybody's thoughts on this issue.

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Hi, I urgently need your help. My friend's laptop (Dell xps m1330) was having problem that can had difficulty to turn on my laptop due to some error. I was tried to help my friend to reinstall again vista using the recovery disk, but it can't install completely. Now I cant go into windows at all. I tried to install by using Vista CD, but it can't boot the CD. Can any pls help me. Thanks

A:Dell XPS M1330 reinstall Vista got problem

Welcome to TSG jiaren. Restart the computer and at the Dell splash screen tap the F2 key to enter setup. You need to change the order of boot to CD/DVD drive first.

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Couple weeks ago my friends computer got blue screen error message and we called Dell and they sent us a DVD:
Operating System - Reinstallation DVD Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
Version 2005 with Update Rollup 2.
With one of user help i was able to reinstall Windows from DVD.

I can not connect to internet through cable.
or I can not turn the wireless adapter on ( F2 button)

Or when i try to play sample music with Media Player it gives an error message - Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.

Please help,

A:Solved: Reinstalled XP Doesnt Work :(

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Let me start by saying that I claim to have absolutely no knowledge regarding the technical in's and out's of PCs. I do know how to use them in the usual day-to-day activities that revolve around the home and school environment. Outside of that, every bit of information I have acquired has been through the school of trial and error. With that said I will try to describe my situation as best I can.....

I have a Gateway Desktop, model GT5404 with a few minor upgrades by way of video card, sound card, and ram. It came with Vista Home Premium installed and, for the record, this machine is the first experience I have had with Vista...period.

Several weeks ago I started to notice some quirky behavior regarding switching to and from user accounts and ending up in a neverending user account screen cycle. The only way to get around it involved a complete restart, so I started looking online for information as to what the cause may or not be. I will add that Kaspersky ran as the AV program supplemented by Uniblue's Powersuite. After much looking, reading and online chatting it became apparent that the common denominator may have been a recent security install due to automatic updates. I went into the event viewer, found the installs that coincided with the buggy issue and (Heaven Help Me!) deleted them to the recycle bin. Yes I know now...not a good move... After the next restart, Vista invariably gave me an blue error screen. Going down the checklist I tried to boot in any of the a... Read more

A:Huge Vista problem. Deleted udate files and now won't boot in any mode or reinstall..

Can you boot into safe mode? Can you log in as administrator. Do you have a full copy of Vista or just the Gateway restore?

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My hardrive crashed some time ago. Vista backed up everything on the fresh install into "C:\BACKUP."
I have deleted many subfolders, but it will not let me delete certain subfolders in the backup. I am the administrator and I unchecked 'read-only' attribute for each folder/subfolder I want to delete. It seems Vista wants the old administrator privilege to delete a certain folder/subfolder.

So what is next step?

A:Difficult problem (tricky) about deleting Vista backup folder on fresh reinstall.

Try This

1. Right click on folder (Context menu appears.)
2. Select "Properties" ("[Folder Name] Properties" dialog appears.)
3. Click the "Security" tab.
4. Click "Advanced" button (Advanced Security Settings for [Folder Name] appears.)
5. Click "Owner" tab.
6. Click "Edit" button.
7. Click new owner's name in "Change owner to" box.
8. Click box to check "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
9. Click "Apply" button. ("Changing ownership of..." progress message appears.)
10. Click "Yes" to acknowledge "Windows Security" warning.
11. Click OK to close topmost "Advanced Security Settings" dialog.
12. Click "Permissions" tab (first tab) on current "Advanced Security Settings" dialog.
13. Click "Edit" button.
14. Click to select the Administrator in the "Permission Entries" box.
15. NOTE: If "Administrator" appears more than once, select the one that has "Subfolders and files only" in the "Apply To" column.
16. Click Edit button. ("Permission Entry for [Folder Name]" dialog appears.)
17. Click to check "Apply these permissions to objects..." option.
18. Click to check ALL the boxes in the "Allow" column.
19. Click "OK" (Dialog box closes, return to "Advance Security Settings" dialog.)
20. Click to check "Include inh... Read more

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My PC setup:

- MSI K8N Sli nForce 4 mobo
- 3800+ Athlon 64 XP processor
- ATI Radeon PCI Express 16x X1600
- 1.5GB RAM etc etc

I had the same problem as you guys with the whole nvraid.sys. However, I don't have multiple drives, just one 200GB SATA drive. It just refuses to allow me to install Windows. However, on my CD, there was a "Promise 376/378 driver" for Windows XP. I remember my old MSI board used that to help install Win XP, so I tried using that when it asks "Press F6... etc" - Voila, it worked. I had also turned off all RAID functions in Bios, both Silicon and nVidia RAID.

Only problem I have now is that when I'm on Windows XP desktop, sometimes while doing various things, the pc just restarts for no reason whatsoever, like just restarts without warning (On desktop one second, next second I see the MSI logo cause it had restarted), bam. Can anyone help with that? Could it be a motherboard problem? The Win XP installation itself? Anyone have experience in this matter?

Would appreciate any advice. Thanks.

A:Fixed the SATA problem, but now a restarting problem...

Okay, I managed to get the following blue screen that appeared:

"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time etc...

Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000001A (0x00041284, 0x01778001, 0x00000CAA, 0xC0503000)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance"

Anyone know how I can fix it? One more thing - When I put a CD into my CD-ROM, the PC restarts automaitcally within a couple of minutes... It happens if there is any CD in the drive, whether putting a new one in or not. But if the drive is empty, I left it on for 2 hours, and it didn't restart once.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Thank you so much Julio and Paragon for the paperclip method. I shorted the pins on the 24C04N chip and I am now able to enter bios setup but now I have a read problem on the HD. It says " Read failure on internal hard drive". I am working on a Dell XPS M140 laptop ( I'll never buy a Dell). DD2ZQ91-595B. I tried to reinstall Windows XP and it says " A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: partmgr.sys PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xF87CB4AB, 0x00000000, 0xF87CB4AB, 0X00000000)

*** partmgr.sys - Address F87CB4AB base at F87C9000, DateStamp 00000000

Then I could not shut down the computer until I pulled the power cord and yanked the battery. This is my 1st time working on a laptop so this is a learning process for me. I'd appreciate and advice you could give.

A:Password problem fixed. Read problem with HDD

Read failure on internal hard drive
The problem seems to be caused by the following file: partmgr.sysClick to expand...

Looks like a fault with the Partition on the HardDrive (Fat32 or NTFS)

You could just use a Windows CD, remove the partition (prompted innitially when setting up) and then install Windows on a clean Partition

You may be able to repair the Partition too (as long as it's not a hardware fault with the actual HardDrive)
Have a look at Gparted bootCD for that


Or run a Drive Diagnostics on your HardDrive

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Okay so to spare the embarrassing details I tried to install a game to my program file folder ASSUMING that it would create a folder of it's own and dump it's files there instead it dropped them in the programs file itself and when i tried to uninstall it did not delete all my programs but it picked almost at random files and folders which it then launched into oblivion now nothing works, even when i reinstalled other games i got issues involving Microsoft programs and some that just blatantly broke under the pressure which leads me to believe Tales From The DEVIL broke some integral piece of this already shakey machine. help?

A:I messed up bad and only need to know if it can be fixed

Have you tried a restore point from before you installed the evil game?

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I recently did a wiped the drive clean on my son's laptop, and reinstalled XP. Of course, I thought it was all under control until my son started to go on youtube and the video was 'stuttery' and laggy/glitchy. Even so much as dragging a window or a document around on the desktop causes a serios laggy/stuttery response. I'm thinking my video drivers are messed up.
I'm hoping you can help.



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 57425 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RJ272
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Recently reinstalled XP to a clean drive, but drivers messed up!!

Couple things to do/check:
- Seems very likely tthat the video driver is not the ideal one. If you go to Dell's website and choose Technical Support, you can enter your Service Tag number (should be on the underside of the laptop) to get directed to the latest drivers for your system.
- update XP to SP3, that should take care of various security and performance issues.

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Ever since I installed TweakUI all of my icons (desktop/start menu) look really messed up. They kind of look like they're being displayed in 16 color mode while the default color depth is set at 16 bit color. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it fixable without un-installing TweakUI?

A:TweakUI messed up my icons. Can they be fixed?

Hope these links help:



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XP got corrupted.. it kept not saving my view settings, on my folders, amongst other things.

I tried loading the xp setup disk, and did a repair.. it did not solve it..

So i did a full reinstall, and told it to overwrite the existing windows directory.

Heres the problem..
in my document settings, I have 2 sets of files now..
an example is:


And the program did not do a scan to see if I had any existig software already installed.
So I had to reinstall a lot of software, even though it was clearly on the drive under programs.
Should I do a backup of my other 3 drives and then do a format/reinstall?

Also, is there a way to back up my mail program settings for outlook express? So that I don't loose anything i have in folders?

And one file thing.. Contact list.. How do I make it a non-shared list?


A:reinstalled XP, got a problem.

A reinstall of Windows creates a new fresh Registry, so most "installed" programs are no longer "installed". That's the way it works.

OE is backed up/restored in this manner:

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Hey guys i just reinstalled windows using a recovery cd that came with my old plaptop from 2002 and before i used it it kind of had a bad version of professional so i finally decided to recover windows hopw with a real key on my laptop and all my files i get are all going to the backup partition d and my old os is still on here how do i delete it

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:40:33 PM, on 3/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
D:\Documents and Settings\MasterChief\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - D:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE D:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "D:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - D:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'To... Read more

A:Reinstalled windows and have problem

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Hey i just reinstalled my windows xp home yesterday because i got my pc repaired and they gave me a bad version of pro which was so slow and i used my dell recovery disc for my isspirion and it put the os on my laptop and now i have 2 os's how do i delete the professional because now my windows home is on D: when it should be on c: but windows pro is on c and i dont like it like that cause now i have 200 mb free for home lol.

A:Reinstalled xp Home problem


Originally Posted by masterchief239

Hey i just reinstalled my windows xp home yesterday because i got my pc repaired and they gave me a bad version of pro which was so slow and i used my dell recovery disc for my isspirion and it put the os on my laptop and now i have 2 os's how do i delete the professional because now my windows home is on D: when it should be on c: but windows pro is on c and i dont like it like that cause now i have 200 mb free for home lol.

You will have to edit your boot.ini file and remove the reference for the XP Pro. After you do that you can go into the Computer Management console and use disk management to format the partition that XP Pro is installed on.

Your boot.ini file will probably look a little like this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Home" /fastdetect

You will want to edit it to look like this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Home" /fastdetect

As far as getting your XP Home on the C:\ drive... I'm not entirely sure how to do that. I don't think that you can change a drive letter while the drive is in... Read more

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Well, reinstallation went well and everything has reinstalled according to plan. So, in order to reinstall the appropiate drivers I try to connect to the internet, but it wont allow me because nothing at all changes when I am connected.

So; I tried installing the broadband box with the disc provided by my ISP (ntl) but all that wants to install is a usb connection, which I do not want.
Inside network connections there aren't even any network connections to connect to, it is just blank. I have installed the usb connection but it has limited to no connectivity all of the time. When that is not connected that network connection dissapears from my network connections window too. I have asked multiple friends who know more about computers than me but all of their suggestions come to no help. They have suggested running windows internet wizard but it still does nothing. I am at my wits end, can some one please help?

A:Solved: i've reinstalled windows xp and i have this problem;

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Got my Application Error fixed. Needed to get back up and running urgently, so hunted around elsewhere. Answer???? it required a reinstall of XP Pro through msconfig in the run menu and the computer in safe mode.
A further word of advice, anyone with XP Pro and Service pack 2 installed would be wise to disable automatic updates for a while as some of the latest updates are conflicting with Sp2 downloads. Microsoft have had a big influx of calls to tech support after release of their latest security patch. Hope this helps someone avoid the problems I had.

A:Problem fixed.

It would be helpful to know which update you installed.

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i get an error message when trying to load LOR, cannot initialize direct x 9.0, which I have installed, shoudl I try reinstalling it at some point?

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Originally, I was having network adapter problems.... sfc scans didn't help... it was actually my fault... I must have inadvertantedly installed a driver or something which changed the way my system looked.... in that services that usually don't run were running (note: I have a near phobia of malware/hackers since I am or was quasi-skilled in the dark arts (was a programmer, but don't write malware, fyi), and I know what can be done, so I just try to keep a tight guard and an eye open). However, this sharp eye can sometimes backfire, and I too quickly start my own impromptu "fixes". I do not have the knowledge really to be guessing at what a registry key should be... but in any event... I screwed my adapters by what at the time appeared to be causing my netman.dll to become corrupt....

BUT, after restoring an old registry, the adapters worked... no more network access problems. But I knew the registry I just restored was 3 weeks old, and probably filled with junk. Without thinking I should walk softly for a bit to make sure all was well, I ran a mild registry cleaner.... I did backup the old registry and created a restore point first.

After I rebooted, the adapters still worked, but now.... strangely, my mouse stopped working. I was using--without any problem--an MS Explorer mini mouse (using intellipoint).... and it stopped dead.

So, I happened to have an older logitech wireless mouse in a drawer and plugged that in. Mouse was working once again..... Read more

A:Unfortunately having big problem.. but think it can be fixed...!

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I have just put this into another hread as a reply but think it's worth putting in a s a new thread. I have spent the most part of 12 hours (quite quick really) fixing this although I am still wondering "what the hell!!"

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I have just finished "fixing" my "corrupted or missing" hal.dll problem.

I tried booting into safe mode but the loading would halt at mup.sys
I tried booting into Repair (press R when it asks you whether you want to install, repair or quit) but after selecting the installation I wanted to fix it then asked me for the Admin Password tha I am sure I had left blank.I tried all the passwords tthat I would usually use but none would fit always ending up with "you have entered wrong password 3 times hit any key to restart!)

I looked on the web for programs that would allow me to RESET the admin password. I found a couple of sites, but one insisted that as an IE user it wouldn't let me in unless I browsed with ANY OTHER browser.
I found and downloaded a copy of UBCD which has, supposedly, a piece of software that will let you reset the admin password.
Downloaded the iso, burnt a CD, booted up, found the application, checked for corrupt files ( application said NO problems with installation), searched for the hal.dll file and found it in \Windows\System32. Founds a few others as well but you need to be careful since there is a copy in a folder with 76KB (size??) and another with 103KB which appeared to be... Read more

A:How I fixed my hal.dll problem --- PLUS!!!

If havent set an administrator password just hit enter without giving a password.

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I was overloaded with popup windows etc a month or so ago and unfortuantely had to go out of town unexpectedly. I've returned and had 1/2 fixed my computer errors, but now my computer is running really slow and stops working in the middle of most applications. Should i continue where i left off or start again ... Thank you !

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:17:13 AM, on 09/03/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\TELUS Security service\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\1940576\Program\BackWeb-1940576.exe
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A:1/2 fixed problem ...

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Hey guys. I've been posting in another thread about my Hard Drive. Someone suggested chkdsk, and I was able to detect/repair a problem. However, I've still got another problem. Now, I can get back through the user select screen, click my profile, and get to the desktop. The problem is that the desktop is completely blank. I see my wallpaper,and I can move my mouse, but there is no start menu/icons.

I've tried going into the task manager and opening explorer.exe, but all it does is flash something briefly at the bottom of the screen again and then go blank.

Can anyone suggest what I should do? Thoughts? Anything welcome.


A:Fixed One Problem, One To Go.

I haven't read the other thread, was this problem here before, during, or after the hard drive problem? To me, it sounds like the error on your hard drive caused some Windows files to become corrupt, deleted, or what have you. I would try to do what they call a reinstallation. It will delete and reinstall all the Windows files on your hard drive, but leave all of your documents and programs intact. I don't see why that shouldn't work. Follow this link:


I would print that out so you have it handy while you're doing it.

edit: Use method 2 on that page. Also, I forgot to mention that the reinstallation is only suppose to leave your documents and programs. Theres always an off beat chance that you can loose some files. I've done a repair installation once or twice with no problems. Theres a few links in that above link that explain this better.

Good luck.

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My cd rom keeps opening and closing. It was driving me nuts so I ran a virus scan and no viruses. I checked the button and it wasn't jammed. SO I just unhooked the darn thing. And now at startup it is running wierd. It takes longer now to go to the welcome menue. What has happned here and how can I fix it. DO I need to Tell the computer I disconected someting. If so how woud I do it. Thanks...

A:cd rom problem still not fixed


I've seen a few roms do this, open and close. Don't worry though, you don't need to d an exorcism. From what i've seen and been told the pcb goes a little faulty and just keeps sending out the signal to open and close the bay, even though the button isn't being pressed. Roms are rather cheap nowdays, so it's not really worth the hassle trying to fix it, unless you're in the mood for some investigating.

As for the slow boot, could be that your system is set to boot from rom first...which isn't working. Just set in the BIOS to boot from HDD first, and/or disable the ROM option until you replace it. It's normally under the second menu in Award Bios's, Advanced Chipset i believe.

Good luck and i hope this answers your questions.


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here are my two previous post but nothing has worked.


I installed a new ethernet card and it is doing the same thing the old one was doing, it says its working but keeps saying my network cable is unplugged when I try to go online which is not correct. This leads me to belive the problem is not the ethernet card but some thing else! Does anyone have any idea of what the problem could be? What could prevent you from connecting to the internet?

A:Help problem still not fixed

Is your operating system Windows XP? When you installed the ethernet adapter did Windows find it automatically and install the drivers, or did you have to install the drivers from a disk?

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Hi. i had windows 7 already installed but the product key was never entered. so i downloaded a activation key finder from cnet.com found the code, then I downloaded the windows 7 ultimate 32-bit iso from a trusted source. I got the daemon tools and copied the file in the image drive to a 16gb usb thumb drive. i formatted the hard drive restarted and selcted usb in the bios. when i went into the partition screen, i clicked the c: drive clicked delete, then clicked new and made the c: drive 30gb. i saw the other partition along with c: and the system reserved partition although I'm not sure what drive it was. but it did have around 250 something gb of free space. anyway i click next and windows installed in about 45mins. i entered the code started downloading the updates (and still installing them), i was going to install an antivirus, until i chose custom install and saw i have no second partition, just the c: drive with only 29.88gb free space.

i went to computer, its not there. i right click comupter go to manage and disk management, not there. what can i do? do i really have to reinstall windows again because i might have done something wrong? i read about the command DISKPART, can i use that to get the other partition with 250+ gb? help
Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5949

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-64, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
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A:Format and reinstalled windows 7, partition problem Please HELP

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I recently re-installed Windows 8.1, dual booted with W.10. I have a touch screen & something is happening that never happened before the re-installation. When I touch an opened app the screen magnifies. I don't have 'Magnifier' activated. I have to double tap the screen to reduce the size to normal. Any suggestion welcomed! Thanks!

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getting some questions about this
does this fix from HP actually fix the problem?

A:Solved: the SP3 HP AMD problem, is it fixed

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i fixed my cpu speed by changing to 133/133 mhz in the bios..hope its right
i still have the new hardware wizard finding pci audio multi-media device..
it can't find drivers so it shows question mark on unknown audio devive.

if i hit cancel and look in device manager it shows my riptide drivers as being ok and doesn't show the unknown device .

if i try and install drivers it will show up as bad unknown pci multimedia audio device.

since my sound seems normal can't figure why the hardware wizard keeps finding this device.

never happened till a game crashed and i had to use scan disk.. how do i keep hardware wizard from starting?


A:one problem fixed i think..now for thje other

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(I run WIN XP SP2)

For a while my computer kept restarting. I enabled the STOP Error screen (and I used to get IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and I checked event viewer and found out that a video dll driver file for my Matrox Millennium G450 video card was the "faulting module," so I updated the driver and do not get any STOP Error/Restart issues (so far). However, I have noticed that when I am typing documents in MS Word and playing Windows Media Player at the same time, "Windows Explorer" eventually crashes, and when all my windows reappear, I close WM Player and the music keeps playing (not that this is an issue, i know how to stop it, just for your information). I check event viewer, and it says either the faulting module is unknown. When my full screen games (such as MOH Allied Assault) crash, it also says that the faulting module is unknown (rather than blaming it on the video driver). What should I do? Thank you so much for your help!

A:one problem fixed, another started!

we need the full system specs including the ram and power supply info
take the side off to get the data off the side of the supply
and naturally, blow out the case while its open
post back

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My father-in-law who owns a networking business recommended me to use "Combofix" to take the virus off my laptop. The virus is a win32 generic host, at least that is what the error message says. After I ran Combofix, it said I had a rootkit and needed to reboot my computer to fix it. After the reboot, combofix ran again automatically and gave me the following log report. The instruction said to post this here to get some feedback and help. My computer still won't install all of the windows updates, so I think the virus is still on it. I have included a printscreen of the windows update which failed. Any help would be great!! Thanks.Here is the Combofix log report:ComboFix 10-10-03.01 - RDS 10/04/2010 17:29:29.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.650 [GMT -6:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\RDS\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\.wtavc:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr0.datc:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr1.datc:\documents and settings ... Read more

A:I used Combofix, but the problem is not fixed

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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Easy way to fix a mouse, buy a new one. I did + a new keyboard.

View Solution.


@BOB7732?, welcome back to the forum. Sometimes it is just better to get new devices than fight a problem.  In my opinion, newer is always better.

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I can't get the update to work! This is my second thread concerning this problem. The download stops at 50% then reloads and starts all over again. This is not an isolated problem as I've noticed many other users having the same exact issue. Every time I get a response from someone to try this or that nothing works. I posted this issue on the Microsoft Community Forum hoping to get an answer and again no success. I can not believe Microsoft does not believe this is a REAL issue. When RT version had issues last week they fixed them right away. Are we PC users going to be left without the ability to get a fix? I think it's a shame that we windows users should not be able to get the latest updates. Why was the update from win7 to win8 so easy, and now impossible for us. Please fix this problem!

A:Why can't win 8.1 update problem be fixed?

If you have a hidden $Windows.~BT folder, you may be able to check the Panther directory and find a Setupact.log. I may not be correct on the name and location, but it may show what happens. There is also a setuperr.log. Make sure you are looking at the one which was active during the attempted install.

If you have Bluetooth on the system, you might disable it in the Bios for testing...

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I fix the problem with the missing or corrupt system32/hal.dll issue, it seemingly was boot.ini related.
How can I prevent this in the future, is there anything I can do?

A:System32/hal.dll Problem Fixed But....

Hi dbonniwell. Do you know for sure what caused this to hapen in the first place ? If you do then don't do this again !! (Just kidding. Patient: "Doctor, Doctor! It hurts when I do this!" Doctor: "Don't do that!")

You have to know the cause and even if you do you may not be able to prevent this in the future. This may have happened due to no action of your own. You may not be able to trace the cause to something specific that you did.

You were able to fix the problem but didn't say how you did this. There may be no good defense against this, but at least you know what to do if it happens again.

Would you share with us how you fixed the problem ? Oh yes, and why this happened to begin with, if you know ?

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Hi, I've have the CWS problem taking my home page and that or something else redirecting my browser. Also I have had pages and pages of Porn sites pop up and add themselves to my favorites and my toolbar. I read some things that have been posted about CWS and have downloaded CWSShredder and Hijack This and a pop-up stopper. Also my friend downloaded Ad-Ware for me. So I have run Ad-ware and deleted a bunch of tracking things and porn junk and I ran CWS and had it fix two CWS files it found and have run HiJackThis. I was wanting to post the log from Hijack This to see if I have done everything I need to.

A:Need to see if I have fixed my problem with CWS and Porn pop ups

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I got hijacked by a Virus that removed all my Icons and programs. I have removed the offending Virus (I think) but programs are still missing. Semms C: is somehow redirected. I can load all programs via Explorer but in the Start/programs they are all empty.
I cant runTSG sysinfo as it says a dll is missing (I believe this is part of the same issue)
I attach a dump from speccy regarding the spec etc of my machine (64 bit)

I also ran SUPERAntiSpyware Scan - results here

Generated 06/08/2011 at 02:35 PM

Application Version : 4.53.1000

Core Rules Database Version : 7228
Trace Rules Database Version: 5040

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:40:28

Memory items scanned : 337
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 13952
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 32053
File threats detected : 4


Hijack this.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:24:09, on 09/06/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot... Read more

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Oh man, I just fixed one problem, and now another has reared its ugly head. I have an XP SP2 machine, which I've just reformatted. I've previously never had a problem with it's display once all the correct drivers have been installed. I had done the same routine as I always do when doing a fresh install, but for some reason the display looks terrible.

The icons aren't smooth, and everything is too large from the desktop to browsers, etc. The text is not crisp and clear either. However, the colours are fine. The display properties are correct (and as they have always previously been without any problems) with the resolution being set to 1024 x 768 pixels (correct for my monitor size), and the highest (32 bit) colour quality. I've ALWAYS had these settings, and the display has ALWAYS been fine, up to now that is. I have installed the correct drivers for the monitor (Flatron L1752S0), and the video graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200).

I'm at a loss. Any help much appreciated. Thanks so much.


A:One Problem Fixed, Another Arises!!

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I was directed here from another forum topic. In early December you fine folks helped me with an issue regarding running applications on my laptop. I thought the problem was fixed, but then I lost the ability to use my cd/dvd drive. I am including the requested dds log and have done step 6 of the malware removal guide. I cannot use gmer because my computer is a vista 64bit. I am also getting a prompt everytime I open an application that asks me what program I want to use. It only lets me choose between adobe and firefox or browse. I was able to snip a picture of it if someone needs to see it.

Thanks again,

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Owner at 15:25:12 on 2012-01-25
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3006.1776 [GMT -8:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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A:Had a problem, thought was fixed, now no cd/dvd

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Navigate to this page.http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.htmlDownload the file association fixer that your need.Example, unable to run .exe file then click on the .exe file and follow the instructions.Let me know if the problem persists.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.===Please let me know of any remaining issues with this computer.

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Hello gents. I recently posted about using Combofix in a boot environment because a recently reformatted would no longer boot into Windows. I knew the culprit was Playsushi, but after removing playsushi with an anti-virus boot cd, the pc would still no longer boot.

Myrti suggested I use the Windows CD and attempt a repair. That did the trick. All is well now.
However, I would like everyone to know HOW playsushi disabled the pc in the first place. There are MANY complaints on the web about playsushi causing many problems. Here is what it does to render machines unbootable.

Apparently, once downloaded and launched, playsushi executes a malicious script that corrupts the System Volume Information. That is what the Win 7 cd had to repair in order for the machine to return to normal. I'm glad I didn't just do another reformat. Solving this mystery and sharing the cause and solution is MUCH more satisfying. Thanks to the bleepingcomputer team. My best to you all.

The dude.

A:Playsushi.exe Problem FIXED!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far. Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Thanks and again sorry for the delay. We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that... Read more

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