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Win81 - Language Changed to Arabic, after Malware Attack.

Q: Win81 - Language Changed to Arabic, after Malware Attack.

I clicked something and was greeted by malware that created https popups in Explorer.  Below are the my attempts to correct.
1. Deleted the new programs from the change and remove programs. 
2. Ran Mcafee - nothing noted
3. continued to get popups
4. deleted directories with same name "tool bars and extensions"
5. continued to get popups
6. downloaded Malwarebytes and found several pups and quarantined  all.
7. rebooted. 
8. No longer can i log in, language seems to be Arabic.
9. I tried to refresh but would not work- it made me log in. this is where i noticed that the language was set to ARABIC 2. 
The computer boots fine, I cant read the language and my password does not work. 
Would a restore to a restore point reset the langauge? Is there any way to recover this PC?
The computer is a Lenovo laptop, running windows 8.1. 

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What tool did you run prior to the change?
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vegasgmc said:

This only happens with ebay. I called them about it and they knew nothing but a web search shows this is a very common problem on the east coast with people using Verizon.Click to expand...

Then its not an issue with you specifically.

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...if the stupid button on my case has shorted out or something then the other components cant recieve the signal to turn on.Click to expand...

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A:Drive letters changed themselves. NTLDR is missing

Hi Chegwell,

My first reaction to this is that the battery that holds the PC's BIOS settings (and system date, etc.) whilst the machine is switched off, is faulty.

Try accessing the Bios (usually by hitting DEL or F1, F2) while the PC is booting, set the hard drive priority to SATA, save and reboot.

Good Luck,

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They can all hold Virus/Malware
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The real issue is when the drive is mounted and they autorun
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Until you access it ! (through Windows)
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A:Warning cpu has been changed

Wow, that's weird......

You probably need to reset the CMOS in your BIOS. The motherboard battery may have failed (how old is the computer), or the oddball voltages from a failing PSU may have scrambled something up. Usually the CMOS is reset by removing the the little button battery and waiting a few minutes, then reinstalling it. It is possible in a worst case scenario that the motherboard failed and took out the PSU. First, either dust off your instruction manual or visit you motherboard manufacturer's site and download the manual. A quick read through will get you the proper procudure for the CMO(S reset for your particular board. Let us know how you make out.

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try reinstalling the old RAM... Some laptops are very sensitive to memory "upgrades"... And the max RAM could only be 1GB
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Possibly driver corruption.

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Otherwise, download all the updated drivers and try re-installing them
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Are you certain it is not just a failure of the floppy drive media... that stuff goes old and brittle, and will not hold data, or read right.
But you likely have a hard drive failing... five years on one drive is a very long time. The symptoms you describe could be exactly that.
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A:CPU has been changed or CPU ratio change fail error

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your hard drive will have all the drivers on it for your old mobo and won`t work with the new mobo.

You can try doing a windows repair as per this thread HERE.

If that doesn`t work, you may have to consider a format and reinstall.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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I didn't find any settings where you can change the language and I donno if it is possible to do that with the phones software.
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Personally, I'd find it much easier to figure out what's going on here if I could see what Disk Manager says. You don't seem to have a very good grasp on disk terminology, so if you could take a screenshot of a fully expanded Disk Manager, (right click My Computer, select manage, on the right side of the screen choose disk management) then I can get back to you with much more specific advice.

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Well, considering that in my original post I said I got my computer in the middle of summer, and its cooler now then it was then. And even though, 10-15C is a bit more than it should be rising. We have AC in my house so the temp doesn't fluctuate to much.
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Hmm can you just swap that fan back too, as a test

arran, I can't believe this. I do feel for you, you finally got a new PSU and now this !
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You have a defective motherboard... Replace it
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and P.S.-

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Unplug all other external devices and take out he CD/ROM/DVD drive out of the mod bay and shutdown the laptop and turn it off. When you turn it back on go into the BIOS.. Remove the battery also. Use the AC adapter to turn back on the laptop do the follow next below...

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I had the same problem (but on an Abit board) - it turned out to be defective memory so I siggest you run memtest for an hour (, which is a bootable CD or Floppy.
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I doubt it. MS is more likely

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try uninstalling the program
I tossed out my copy of SM
nothing seemed to work right
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3rd party spy removal virus separate fee's
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post a detailed description of the problem and your computer. no one here can help you much by reading what you've said thus far.
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This happens due to any of the following reasons:

1.Presence of the file named Autorun.inf in the Drive's root folder (say C:\ )

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Restart Windows.

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Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to the following location:

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You have 0 thru 254 to use..


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Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Un-install any audio software.
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I would install only one stick of RAM, the processor, and the video card to see if the BIOS can be accessed.

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think it is ok now!

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A:changed integrated sound card for Sound Blasster Live but it is not working right

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

First. Go into your bios, and disable your onboard sound, and save and exit bios.

Once your computer has booted up, go into contol panel, and double click the sounds and audio devices icon.

Click on the audio tab, and set the sound playback device to your new soundcard.

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Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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That PSU is not compatible with the crappy Dell motherboards.
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A:Computer is reading a different speed of CPU, changed from 1 gig to 600mh

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you checked in bios to see whether the fsb is set correctly?

Dpending on which version of the pIII 1gig cpu you have depends on whether it runs on a fsb of 100mhz or 133mhz.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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Oh man what an informative topic. This will help people who have the same problem as you to find their solutions.

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