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Solved: External Harddrive not in "My Computer"

Q: Solved: External Harddrive not in "My Computer"

! accedently did a factoyry reset on my delll laptop whick is lika a reformat wich my external harddrive plugged in. Now it doesnt show up in my computer but its in my hardare windows in the control panel and it also appears in the safe remove thing at the bottom. It's name has change to "WD".
is there anyway of getting the files back and how much do you think it would cost to get them back ?

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A: Solved: External Harddrive not in "My Computer"

How was this solved?

You have double-posted. Please post one thread for one problem.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/...top-external-harddrive-still.html#post6406749

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-external-harddrive-not-in-my-computer.788972/
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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/276295-external-hard-drive-doesnt-show-up-my-computer-but-does-device-manager.html
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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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If the hard drive is unformatted, then it wouldn't show up in my computer. You need to format the hard drive. Right click my computer and go to manage. In the Management console go to disk management and format your hard drive. If you say you use it on both macs and pcs, then it is formatted and you can try to assign it a drive letter. If it's formatted for Mac, you'll need to install MacDrive or something similar to access the files.

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A:"Installing" External Harddrive

Did you format the hard drive ?
Or make it online from admin tools?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installing-external-harddrive.603593/
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Either way it's going to be 7200 RPM with USB 3.0 and eSata. Does it really matter?

Wonder how long until MS updates USB 2.0 to 3.0 like they did with 1.1 to 2.0?
I just googled it and passing that info on. They will never have update from 2.0 - 3.0. To begin with, the 3.0 connectors are blue.
We'll be able to to plug any USB male into the computer USB 3.0 port but not vice versa. There is no way you will be able to plug a 3.0 connector into your peripheal device.
 

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USB is a hardware protocol and has nothing to do with Microsoft. Whatever USB 3.0 controller you have in your computer should have drivers for whatever version of Windows you're running.
 

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I recently connected an external HD to my Windows 7 Pro OS, running through Parallels Desktop on my iMac Quad Core (OS 10.8.6). [See info below.]

The drive was was formatted and used on the Mac OS.

Connected to the Windows side, the external drive shows up in the Printers and Devices listing, but not as one of the drives listed for "My Computer."

I'm imagining the drive needs to be reformatted for Windows, but I don't see any way to do that.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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A:Solved: External HD not showing in "My Computer"

Microsoft refuses to recognize formatting other than NTFS and FAT... .

Does the drive appear in Disk Management? If so, you may be able to format it there.
 

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A:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

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A:WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"

Hi!

First don't mess up with the WD drive settings.. download partition wizard 7 (its free)..then .. open it ..click wizard(menu) .. select partition recovery wizard.. and it will find the partitions on it i think.. that way you can recover your partition that has been lost.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/334178-wd-external-hard-disk-1tb-suddenly-unallocated-not-initialized.html
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A:I cannot open "my computer" "control panel" "recycle bin", etc...

You may want to reinstall the operating system.

Backupthe files that are importantto you before you reinstall.

The "New" installation will overwrite the current one

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If it shows unallocated space (how much?), then the drive should be partitioned and the partitions formatted.

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What Manufacturer and Model is the HDD? Also, on Windows 7, I believe the max partition size a computer can recognize is 1TB, so a suggestions is using Disk Management, seperate it into separate partitions of 750 gb or so, then just link them in a RAID configuration. This will allow Windows 7 to recognize it as a single drive, but will also allowed you to use the full 3TB of space.
 

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Have you checked in the drive management console to make sure it's not just that it needs to be 'activated' or assigned a drive letter again?

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A:My external hard drive does not show up in "My Computer"

Did you install all of your motherboard drivers, chipset, LAN, sound, graphics, etc. after installing Windows?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-external-hard-drive-does-not-show-up-in-my-computer.150186/
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A:External USB drives using letter E: not showing in "My Computer"

Hi Toucan,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

OK, it looks like some program you had installed had disabled the automount and always looks for and assigns a drive letter to the pen drive. (my guess). This in most cases can be corrected by entering into the program settings and making the necessary changes.

Can you recollect any such program that looks for a drive?

What programs/games did you install recently?

What are those "large set of files" you downloaded?

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A:"My Computer" doesn't see external hard drive

You need to format the drive before you can use it.
Go to start> run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-computer-doesnt-see-external-hard-drive.556399/
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A:External hard drive is "dirty" and windows runs a check every time computer boots up

You may need to run a manual chkdsk /f to clear it. Try this
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* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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A:Solved: How do I stop all external drives from being "found" every time I boot?

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A:Solved: ";/untitled" is not recognized as an internal or external command...

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A:Solved: accidentally moved "my documents" folder to external hard drive

Restore the My Documents Folder to Its Default Location
To restore the My Documents folder to its default location, follow these steps:
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Thjis may be related to an overstuffed temporary files (tmp) folder.

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A:Solved: Can't get external hard drive to be assigned to "F:"

Never mind, I've got it working.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-cant-get-external-hard-drive-to-be-assigned-to-f.915985/
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<There are many tutorials here and the www to learn how to install, so I won't bother any of you with that.>

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A:Solved: Installing "EXTERNAL'S" Hard Drive...?

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

Service Startup Type Log On As Additional information
Alerter Manual Local Service
Application Layer Gateway Manual Local Service
Application Management Manual Local System
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ClipBook Manual Local System
COM+ Event System Manual Local System
COM+ System Application Manual Local System
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Help and Support Automatic Local System
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Manual Local System
Internet Connection Sharing Manual Local System
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Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service Manual Local System
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Manual Local System
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Network Connections Manual Local System
Network DDE Manual Local System
Network DDE DSDM Manual Local System
Network Location Awareness (NLA) Manual Local System
NT LM Security Support Provider Manual Local System
Performance Logs and Alerts Manual Network Service
Plug and Play Automatic Local System
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Print Spooler Automatic Local System
Protected Storage Automatic Local System
QoS RSVP Manual Local System
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Manual Local System
Remote Access Connection Manager Manual Local System
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager Manual Local System
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Automatic Local System
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Remote Registry Automatic Local Service
Removable Storage Manual Local System
Routing and Remote Access Manual Local System
Secondary Logon Automatic Local System
Security Accounts Manager Automatic Local System
Shell Hardware Detection Automatic Local System
Smart Card Manual Local Service
Smart Card Helper Manual Local Service
SSDP Discovery Manual Local Service
System Event Notification Automatic Local System
System Restore Service Automatic Local System
Task Scheduler Automatic Local System
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Automatic Local Service
Telephony Manual Local System
Telnet Manual Local System
Terminal Services Manual Local System
Themes Automatic Local System
Uninterruptable Power Supply Manual Local Service
UPnP Device Host Manual Local System
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Volume Shadow Copy Manual Local System
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A:WD External HDD not displaying in "My Computer"

Try shutting down the computer, pull the power cord out, unplug the USB drive, wait a minute then put everything back and try again, most times it works for me unless the drive or the case it's in is failing.

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A:Solved: How to turn off "Autoplay" for external HD

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-how-to-turn-off-autoplay-for-external-hd.484100/
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A:closing "my computer" or "Control Panel" open internet explorer window

Possibly malware - anything openning ie on its own raises an alarm in my books. Post a HJT log to the malware removal section of the forum and let the experts take a look at it
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/closing-my-computer-or-control-panel-open-internet-explorer-window.658783/
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A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv Notebook PC Intel R Core TM i CPU RAM GB -bit Operating System It started while Encryption supported by..." "Client not to Side "computer --> failing load" i was browsing anime viewing websites on Firefox Both of which I've used for years Also note AVG's Resident Shield was online and i don't remember going anywhere strange or downloading strange files I had scanned used malwarebytes anti-malware the day before and found nothing Randomly I received a blue screen stating something like quot Client side encryption is not supported by the remote server even though it claims to quot After restarting my computer failed to start normally I think it failed to load the operating system It went to some kind of auto repairing thing to fix itself in order to startup properly But it failed Safe mode same as above Last Known Good Configuration same "Client Side Encryption not supported by..." --> "computer failing to load" as above Bootlogging Debugging Description was it would mention at which startup file it failed to load It loaded files from the top of my screen to almost the middle which is about lt things It failed "Client Side Encryption not supported by..." --> "computer failing to load" and without telling me any new information did the quot same as above quot attempts of system restore One was more than a month ago It would get to the end and quot finish quot restoring for a brief moment then immediately show an error pointing to quot Appdata Roaming Firefox jumble of letters profile session the rest was cut off but i thought i could see half an quot s quot It said it couldn't replace the file chkdsk didnt find any problems So my problem began while using Firefox and I couldn't system restore because of Firefox Is Firefox the problem Unfortunately I'm impatient and I've already reformated What I would like to be told is possible culprits and to be "Client Side Encryption not supported by..." --> "computer failing to load" told I can continue to use Firefox safely like i am right now P S I have to rant This is my second attempt at posting this automatic restart due to updates claimed my first attempt spent mins Even though this is nothing compared to the many hours this particular mechanism has stolen during my college years

A:"Client Side Encryption not supported by..." --> "computer failing to load"

Its the server that you were on, it did not like the encryption that that server was using.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/client-side-encryption-not-supported-by-computer-failing-to-load-580727.html
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Not a major issue, of course, purely cosmetic, but still a minor annoyance none-the-less:

I have a number of card reader drives that I never use (haven't even removed that plastic cover tape from them to help keep the dust out) that show when viewing the "Computer" window that displays drives. Is there any way to hide specific unused drivers from this view? Not remove drive entirely, of course, I may need to use one in the future, but just to hide them so they aren't visible, until I may chose to make them visible again?

Thanks as always,

Russell

A:Hiding unused "removable storage" devices from "Computer" folder

Hello Russell,

You could check Hide empty drives in the Computer folder in Folder Options to have them stay hidden until you insert a card. When a card is inserted, the drive will display in Computer.

Drives - Hide or Show Empty Drives in Computer Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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A:"My Computer" won't load, Disappearing Icons, & "Arrange By" option won't work. Help?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-computer-wont-load-disappearing-icons-arrange-by-option-wont-work-help.1098029/
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actually, i'm on a different computer. it has windows xp home ed. & its a dell inspiron 530S

also, in trying to fix the problem initially, my wife deleted the file "rundll32" beacause the virus stated that had a virus error. so this file may be missing as well & we may need to replace it.
 

A:Computer Hijacked by "Support Tool" "Virus Protection" Prog

I posted this yesterday to get help for a "Support Tool" hijack on a computer. Please help. Log file attached. Thanks.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-hijacked-by-support-tool-virus-protection-prog.905556/
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Appreciate any help,

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Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the icon of "Computer" and "Network" to what you like, and have it applied everywhere in Windows.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/351478-changing-computer-network-icons-explorer-navigation-pane.html
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A:"Return computer to factory condition" or "Use A System Image Crea..."

Hello M4TE and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry for the delay in responding but I just came across your question.

Most newer manufactured computers have a hidden recovery partition on the hard drive. The manufacturer provides specific instructions on how to access that partition in case you want to restore your machine to the exact condition it was in when it left the factory. That means you'd have to go through the time consuming process of cleaning out factory bloatware (like free trials of programs you'll never need), installing programs you do need, updating everything, creating your personal settings, etc. Here is a general idea of how to access the hidden recovery partition.

HP Recovery From Partition

Let's say it took you a day or two to set up your machine to your liking using the hidden recovery partition. A System Image is like a snapshot of your entire hard drive. It will include everything from the operating system to all your programs, files, photos, music, all updates ... everything. Most folks keep it on a separate external hard drive. Let's say a week later you get a virus or your machine crashes for some reason. You can use that System Image to return your machine to the exact condition it was in when you made the image. Usually takes about 30 minutes or so and you're back in business. It's a lot faster and more convenient to only worry about a week of updates compared to probably months with the hidden recovery partition. The newer a System Image is the less you have to worry about.

But one caution: since a System Image is, for all purposes, an exact duplicate of the hard drive, it will also include any malware that may be on the machine. So if in doubt, it might be best to use the hidden recovery partition to start off with a clean slate and then make a System Image immediately following all customizing.

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A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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A:Computer shut down - CPU Light went from "green (on)" to "orange/yellow"

I have no idea, but I bet someone else on these forums does. But if I were you, while I was waiting for a response I would look on google...
 

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A:Can't get rid of "Troj/FakeAle-FK" and "Warning! Spyware detected on your Computer!"

Hi Henry


Disable SpySweeper's realtime protection. Open Spysweeper and click on Options
Choose Program Options and uncheck
load at windows
startup
.
On the left click
shields
and then uncheck everything.
Uncheck
home page shield
.
Uncheck
automatically restore default without notification
.
Exit the program.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix tool:

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 (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt 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, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

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

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

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Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance, much appreciated!

Kind regards

A:Remove "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window?

you can change the view a bit by using the button highlighted below - i don't know if you can remove the labels though...

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/21420-remove-labels-drive-types-computer-window.html
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A:"Home Search Assistent" and "about:blank" hijackers have taken over my computer!

Hi there 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 a.s.a.p

Please be patient with me during this time.


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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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A:Solved: Creating Cell "Cold" And "Hot" Spots Based On Values In Microsoft Excel 2007

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-creating-cell-cold-and-hot-spots-based-on-values-in-microsoft-excel-2007.929647/
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I have one particular series that is showing up as an "area" but I want it to be drawn as a "line" instead, so it DOESN'T fill in the area below it. I currently have the "background" as "none", but now I have a line from the last value down to "0", and that's what I want to avoid...

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Excel 2003 - how to change a chart data series from "area" to "line"??

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My wireless internet connections are currently set to a manually configured status, but this means I am having problems connecting to other wireless connections with free (ie unsecured) connections. I have tried going to properties and ticking the "Let Windows configure my wireless network settings", but I get a dialogue box coming up telling me that not all of my changes have been made.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

Sukita
 

A:Solved: Changing wireless connection status from "Manually Configured" back to "Automatic"

Why don't we start with the make/model of the wireless router in use, as well as the wireless adapter or laptop brand. Also, what version and patch level of Windows do you use?

If you have XP-SP2, you can set the machine back to installation defaults using the following procedure.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-changing-wireless-connection-status-from-manually-configured-back-to-automatic.493463/
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A:Solved: Access 2007 Query: Return count of "Yes" and "No" values for Analyst/Report M

It is easier to add another column to counf the Nos, use
0 or is null
as the IIf statement and use a 1 to count them
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-access-2007-query-return-count-of-yes-and-no-values-for-analyst-report-m.1141703/
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A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-merging-and-quot-user-and-quot-and-and-quot-all-users-and-quot-start-menu-program-lists-493670.html
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I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer and it appears to work properly However when I open the quot Documents and Settings quot folder on the slave drive E which is Windows XP Home Edition Slave Folder Settings" Solved: drive Denied" "Access and on "Documents -- not XP Pro I do not see any of my documents sub-folders etc There should be MANY sub-folders inside the quot My Documents quot folder which isn t even visible with hundreds of documents jpgs etc Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder within it When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer the User quot Larry Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder quot which is me has all Administrative privileges On the computer that I m running now with the slave drive in it I also have Administrator privileges I own both computers My User Name quot Larry quot is password-protected when I login to Windows when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer not this computer with XP Pro I ve tried clicking on all the users Administrator Default User Larry Guest etc Note I get an quot Access Denied quot error when clicking on the Guest quot Documents and Settings quot folder So the questions are Why can t I see any files or subdirectories in the quot Documents and Settings quot folder on the slave drive There s supposed to be a folder named quot My Documents quot but I can t find it Normally that path is quot C Documents and Settings My Documents quot --- Where is that folder It contains all the files I m looking for Do I have to put the drive back into the other computer and then change something before putting it into this computer or can I change something in this computer to access the folders I m really confused Old Fart Larry nbsp

A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-slave-drive-access-denied-on-documents-and-settings-folder.935997/
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A:Solved: virus.. popup "Malware Wipe" "the spy guard" and alot of commercials

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A:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

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however, this fix created a new problem - - now all the info that used to be under "artist" or "album" is gone! any fix? "date modified" is still there, but i like to sort my mp3 folders by artist, and now it does me no good.

by the way, when i now click on an mp3's properties, summary tab, and go to advanced, all the artist/album info is missing from there too.

from doing a search, i see that the way to undo the original fix is to run "regsvr32 shmedia.dll", but then i think i will have errors with large avi's.

so, any other fix?
 

A:Solved: "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" helped, but removed "artists/album" info

Greetings daverose808

Download the Attached File 'AudioProps.rar'> Unzip it > Right Click on "AudioProps.reg" > Choose "MERGE"
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-regsvr32-u-shmedia-dll-helped-but-removed-artists-album-info.696647/
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I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-explorer-displaying-multiple-desktop-solved-thanks-mosaic1-and-mrwes.902590/
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Hi,

I just downloaded the newest updates for the free AVG anti-virus, etc. (7.1) and ran the scan for my harddrive. For some reason, in the second entry of the scan (which is for the boot sector of drive c, my harddrive), it says there was a reading error:

Object: Boot sector of disc C:
Result: Reading error
Status: Error

...however, there was never any error before I updated to 7.1 (though that could be a coincidence). Before, it would just say:

Object: Boot sector of disc C:
Result: Ok
Status: Quick checked

Why would this be? My computer boots up fine, so what does it mean that there's an error reading the boot sector? And is this something I can/should fix somehow?

I also have ZoneAlarm and am running Windows 98SE.

Any help is appreciated -- thanks!

-- bloomcounty
 

A:Getting "reading error" of boot sector of harddrive w/ AVG 7.1 virus scan -- ???

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Dear Tech Support It seems I have got a virus A pretty serious one I was browsing different websites in Firefox about an hour ago when suddently it closes down and multiple maybe hundreds of windows opens on my desktop I close a couple of them but realizes it is useless and perhaps stupid seconds later what appears to be a legit Windows window opens the same type that opens when you plug in a USB drive telling me I have quot harddrive error quot I kind of panic and shut down the computer on the psychical quot power of quot -button Then after some thinking I open the computer in Safe Mode to see what is going on Everything i gone I try to relax with down, shut error". Opens everything "harddrive multiple After windows gone. and figures that it might help to System Restore Opens multiple windows with "harddrive error". After shut down, everything gone. back to last Windows Update from the th of April Computer reboots and I log in Almost everything i gone There I see Opens multiple windows with "harddrive error". After shut down, everything gone. the Internet Download Manager icon the program i use to catch direct downloads from the internet in the bottom right corner is still there So I open the program and sees some of my previous downloads I don't remember completely but thye seemed old I right click and chooses quot Show in folder quot It opens the folder but before I can see anything it opens hundreds of windows again telling me I got harddrive errors I quickly shut down the computer again Now I am here on my girlfriend's iPad Can someone help me It seems my files some of them at least is still on the computer maybe just hidden by the virus My school stuff is saved on Dropbox but I would love not to lose gb of music and all my other stuff - EDIT I am running Windows not sure which service pack - but I always update my computer when there is an update ASUS X SV quot HD GeForce GT Core i - QM GB RAM GB HDD DVD RW kamera BT W Home

A:Opens multiple windows with "harddrive error". After shut down, everything gone.

EDIT: I have Microsoft Security Essentials.

What I was mostly doing WHEN it happened, was browsing reddit while chatting with my friends on facebook. They also linked and directed me rather discusting subreddits (as a joke of course), but the second I got in there and noticed what it was, I closed the tab.

Else I haven't downloaded anything particular the last week. And nothing from untrusted websites; I'm normally pretty careful with downloading.

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Jenn

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A:2nd Installed Harddrive identified by Windows 7 as "System Reserved"

I'm assuming the old hard drive still has W7 installed on it?

If so the issue is that the old hard drive still has a Active partition on it. You should not have 2 Active partitions on one system, and that will caused these kinds of problems.

You can use a third party tool like Partition Wizard for bootable CD to remove the active flag from the old hard drive,
Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 and free Partition Manager software for Windows 7/8/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.

or you can use Diskpart
Partition - Mark as Inactive

Just to simplify things and avoid any problems you should disconnect all unnecessary drives while running Diskpart. You need to be able to select the correct drive from it's properties or partition sizes because normal drive identification will not be available.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/251929-2nd-installed-harddrive-identified-windows-7-system-reserved.html
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A:Win XP home installation error: "Setup cannot find harddrive"

A friend of mine is also running a 64bit system, we tried to install xp pro on it and it was extremely unstable. It now has xp64 on it and it runs fine. As for the drivers u mentioned, its just a matter of time. The industry will hopefully catch up soon.
 

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I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
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A:Can't access harddrive "insert disk message appears"

wostone said:





I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
ThanksClick to expand...

You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cant-access-harddrive-insert-disk-message-appears.132487/
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A:New harddrive "Couldn't create new partition or locate existing one."

Ok, I've tried something more...

I've run a test via this program and ... yup. It failed. Is it safe to assume now, that this hard drive is ****ed up and I should go to them demand a new one?

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A:Taking out IDE harddrive error "Disc boot failure, insert system..."

When you installed the OCZ drive, it sound like you had the 80gb HD connected. So the boot up files got written to the 80 gb HD. Do you have a Win7 install DVD ? If so run startup repair 3 times in a row with the 80gb disconnected.

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hi,

I have a problem with a usb fed external HDD.

When I plug in via the usb, I get the message: "power surge on hub port".

I am running a Dell inspirion 8600 laptop and it has 2 usb ports. I want to run my digital In
one usb port and my 2.5" external HDD in the other.

I have scanned the web but so far all i have seen is:

1. cover up the problem by removing the error message - not really what I want!
2. Use 2 usb ports for the external HDD - not really what I want as I only have 2 usb ports and want to keep one free for digital camera or other things perhaps.

Surely, in 2006 with IT advances there must be a professional rock solid solution somewhere to this problem?

I run windows xp, with SP2 and auto upload all the latest updates.

Thanks to all for any help

mike9inch
 

A:2.5" external HDD "power surge on Hub port"

mike9inch said:

hi,

I have a problem with a usb fed external HDD.

When I plug in via the usb, I get the message: "power surge on hub port".

I am running a Dell inspirion 8600 laptop and it has 2 usb ports. I want to run my digital In
one usb port and my 2.5" external HDD in the other.

I have scanned the web but so far all i have seen is:

1. cover up the problem by removing the error message - not really what I want!
2. Use 2 usb ports for the external HDD - not really what I want as I only have 2 usb ports and want to keep one free for digital camera or other things perhaps.

Surely, in 2006 with IT advances there must be a professional rock solid solution somewhere to this problem?

I run windows xp, with SP2 and auto upload all the latest updates.

Thanks to all for any help

mike9inchClick to expand...

The external drive may require two USB ports, one for data transfer, and the other for power. Unless there's the option for a power adapter to plug into the enclosure, you may not have a choice.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-5-external-hdd-power-surge-on-hub-port.466228/
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A:2.5" External drive "falls asleep"?!?!

i found this program today im using to see how my drives are doing HDDScan
and it has lots of features here are some key things (oh and its free)

Reading and analyzing identity information from ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire/SCSI HDD.
Changing AAM, APM, PM parameters on ATA/SATA/USB/FireWire HDD.
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Reports can be saved in MHT format.
Reports can be printed.
Skins support.
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the feature i found good is in the screen shot automatic acoustic management you may find some useful info for yourself?

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System Acer Aspire one netbook Win XP home ed SP Synopsis of issue Got this comp from my company for a new line of work I started Was quot deep frozen quot when I got it and was useless to me in that state Got it thawed and it suddenly wanted to do loads of updates so I let it Apparently I was not careful enough amp got the quot XP antivirus quot malware Eventually conquered that beast and installed avira free almost immediately avira picked up on the quot html infected win gen quot malware I quarantined deleted scanned comp w avira rkill amp malwarebytes all scans came up clean but I now have no connectivity wired conn continually tries to acquire network address and w less has limited or no Not my router or modem win.gen2&quot; [SOLVED] issues antivirus &quot;XP and 2012&quot; &quot;infected No Connectivity after as I have home comps actively cnctd as I type this Also tried multiple other networks w same neg results After loads of searching and t s'ing I believe I have found the root of the problem When I look under quot services quot I found that quot netbios helper quot quot Network Location Awareness quot amp quot dhcp client [SOLVED] No Connectivity after &quot;infected win.gen2&quot; and &quot;XP antivirus 2012&quot; issues quot [SOLVED] No Connectivity after &quot;infected win.gen2&quot; and &quot;XP antivirus 2012&quot; issues are all not started Trying to start them results in failure b c some quot dependencies are marked for deletion quot the afore-mentioned things are dependent upon the Netbios over tcpip and tcpip protocol driver Those drivers are in the system drivers folder but I cannot find a quot non plug and play quot section in the device manager Yes I looked under quot hidden devices quot and I looked in every drop down I successfully cmd netsh int ip reset c resetlog txt but when I tried to reset winsock I got winsock is not recognized as an internal or external command operable program or batch file I have no reboot disk or thumb drive and bios is p w'ed so I can't wipe the slate clean and start fresh Is there anything I can do short of giving it to the quot IT guy quot at work That's a black hole I'd really like to avoid if possible I hope I have been as clear and concise as possible and I appreciate all the help Happy New Year dds report UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED DO NOT POST THIS LOG IF REQUESTED ZIP IT UP amp ATTACH IT DDS Ver - - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Boot Device Device HarddiskVolume Install Date AM System Uptime PM hours ago Motherboard Acer Aspire one Processor Intel R Atom TM CPU N GHz CPU mhz Disk Partitions C is FIXED NTFS - GiB total GiB free D is Removable Disabled Device Manager Items System Restore Points RP AM - Software Distribution Service RP PM - Software Distribution Service RP PM - Software Distribution Service RP PM - Software Distribution Service RP PM - System Checkpoint Installed Programs Adobe Flash Player ActiveX Adobe Reader Adobe Shockwave Player Avira Free Antivirus Critical Update for Windows Media Player KB Hotfix for Microsoft NET Framework SP KB Hotfix for Microsoft NET Framework SP KB Hotfix for Windows Media Format SDK KB Hotfix for Windows Media Player KB Hotfix for Windows XP KB Hotfix for Windows XP KB Hotfix for Windows XP KB -v Hotfix for Windows XP KB Hotfix for Windows XP KB -v Hotfix for Windows XP KB -v Intel R Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Java TM Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version Microsoft NET Framework Microsoft NET Framework Security Update KB Microsoft NET Framework Service Pack Microsoft NET Framework Service Pack Microsoft NET Framework SP Microsoft Base Smart Card Cryptographic Service Provider Package Microsoft Compression Client Pack for Windows XP Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack Microsoft Visual C x Re... Read more

A:[SOLVED] No Connectivity after &quot;infected win.gen2&quot; and &quot;XP antivirus 2012&quot; issues

Hello Gunnersfan13,

I do see the problem and I'll have to ask you to please stop any more action on your part to resolve this yourself or you'll make my job that much more difficult. :)

You are still very much infected with ZAccess. I need to see the dds.txt. (You posted, and attached, only the Attach.txt produced by dds.scr)

Run dds.scr again, and post the contents of the dds.txt.

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

Next, open Notepad and copy/paste the contents inside the quote box below, into Notepad.


Quote:




regedit /a afdexport.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\AFD"
notepad afdexport.txt




Save this as afdexport.bat Choose to "Save type as - All Files"

Double click on the .bat file & allow it to run. Then post the log which it produces

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

Also, download SystemLook from one of the links below and transfer it to your desktop.

Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:


Code:
:filefind
afd.sys

Click the Look button to start the scan.
When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found at on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt

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PLEASE Somebody help me. I have hijack this, if that helps. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
 

A:Solved: I can't open anything "Dr. wtsn error" & I can't remove "blank: about" adware.

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G day all I am hoping someone may be able to tell me why my local folders appear under quot The Internet quot Local Places" Solved: opening Network appear "My Folders "The as Internet"when on one of our work computers rather than under quot Local Network quot We have four machines running XP Home and one running XP Pro The front machine has XP Home on it and I cannot open any Solved: Local Folders appear as "The Internet"when opening "My Network Places" of the shared folders for this machine on any of the other three machines even though they all have the same workgroup name Solved: Local Folders appear as "The Internet"when opening "My Network Places" They are all connected via CAT cable and we have a Netcomm NB ADSL modem router a Netcomm V Telephone Adapter VOIP modem and an port switch in the boss s office And the front computer s folder s and drives that I have chosen to be shared are listed under quot The Internet quot Does anyone know why this is and how I would go about correcting it Thankyou for your help and time Aaron nbsp

A:Solved: Local Folders appear as "The Internet"when opening "My Network Places"

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First off thank you for any assistance in advance Problem quot System Alert quot balloon in tray icon that will not go away and redirects me in IE to hxxp www virprotect com aff Using SpyBot Search amp Destroy and Ad-Aware SE I seem to have gotten rid of the problem of the Directs Trying Alert" That Balloon To "virprotect.com" Remove [SOLVED] To "System 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 quot extra quot log file is attached PANDA ACTIVESCAN Incident Status Location Potentially unwanted tool application myglobalsearch Not disinfected c program files MyGlobalSearch Spyware Cookie Atlas DMT Not disinfected [SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To "virprotect.com" C Documents and Settings Compaq Owner Cookies compaq owner atdmt txt Spyware Cookie Tribalfusion Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Compaq Owner Cookies compaq owner tribalfusion txt Hacktool HackTool KillProcWin A Not disinfected C Documents and Settings Compaq Owner Local Settings Application Data Wildtangent Cdacache E dat simple killw exe Potentially unwanted tool Application KillApp B Not disinfected C hp bin KillIt exe Spyware Spyware PeoplePC Not disinfected C Program Files Online Services PeoplePC ISP Dll RAS DLL DSS MAIN Deckard's System Scanner v Run by Compaq Owner on - - Computer is in Normal Mode -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- System Restore -------------------------------------------------------------- Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point -- Last Restore Point s -- - - UTC - RP - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point - - UTC - RP - Configured easy Internet sign-up - - UTC - RP - System Checkpoint - - UTC - RP - System Checkpoint - - UTC - RP - System Checkpoint -- First Restore Point -- - - UTC - RP - Software Distribution Service Backed up registry hives Performed disk cleanup -- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------ Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at - - Platform Windows XP Service Pack MSIE Internet Explorer Boot mode Normal Running processes C WINDOWS system smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system ati evxx exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Lavasoft Ad-Aware aawservice exe C WINDOWS system ati evxx exe C WINDOWS explorer exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Common Files LightScribe LSSrvc exe C Program Files McAfee MSC mcmscsvc exe C Program Files Common Files McAfee MNA McNASvc exe C Program Files Common Files McAfee McProxy McProxy exe C Program Files McAfee VirusScan Mcshield exe C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared VS DEBUG MDM EXE C WINDOWS system hpzipm exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS system wscntfy exe C Program Files McAfee com Agent mcagent exe C Program Files Hewlett-Packard Toolbox Apache Tomcat webapps Toolbox StatusClient StatusClient exe C Program Files Common Files Real Update OB realsched exe C Program Files Java jre bin jusched exe C hp KBD kbd exe C Program Files Microsoft IntelliPoint point exe C Program Files HP HP Software Update hpwuSchd exe C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe C WINDOWS system ctfmon exe C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe C Program Files Windows Media Player wmpnscfg exe C Program Files Common Files AOL EE AOLHostManager exe C Program Files Yahoo Messenger Ymsgr tray exe C Program Files Common Files AOL EE AOLServiceHost exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C Program Files Hewlett-Packard Toolbox Javasoft JRE bin javaw exe C WINDOWS ALCXMNTR EXE C Program Files ATI Technologies ATI Co... 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:

Here
or
Here

Save ComboFix to the desktop and please ensure that you disable realtime security/virus programs that monitors your PC while CF is running.

1. Double click on combo.exe & follow the prompts.
2. When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
3. Copy and Paste the contents of that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log. Do not use Code or html unless asked for.
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause your system to stall/hang.

Caution...Never run and remove files using ComboFix without being supervised by a security analyst.

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A:Solved: "Sapphire Radeon 9800 Atlantis Pro" v. "PNY GeForce 6600GT"

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A:Storage Drives Not Appearing in "My Computer" but in "Computer Management"

Try the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows
 

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