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Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

Q: Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

Hi everybody I picked will no RKill Action that open open, not browser and Explorer open, Internel center MalwareBytes only won't will up some nasty malware AVG was updating and suddenly everything just fell apart I can t run any installation programs regardless of the extension or name I ve tried to install Rkill and MalwareBytes with absolutely no luck It defaults to needing to be unblocked in the properties and no matter what compatibility mode I use it will not run I get Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open a error when I try to open the security center In the taskbar I have an Action Center alert that says Important Message and Total Messages The Action Center will not open at all I do not have access to a USB key as I am not home but I will be Tuesday evening Any help would be infinitely appreciated Other notes I forgot I m on Windows Ultimate -bit and I am constantly getting errors that Windows can t load and needs to be repaired It runs and restarts sometimes being repaired and other times not Thanks a lot Jared

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Preferred Solution: Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Action center won't open, Internel Explorer only browser that will open, no MalwareBytes and RKill will not open

An update.

I've tried running MalwareBytes and RKill from a flash drive which is also not working. Windows also ends up unable to load, the startup repair runs and things work fine. Not long after Windows tries to update and then it becomes unable to load again and the startup repair runs again.

I tried running a registry fix for the .exe problem and I get an error stating that the registry is being used even when no programs are running and I am in safe mode.

Hope this information helps
thanks
Jared

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A:Unable to connect to most websites -- not a browser problem

How are you not allowed to view the website? Does the page show "The page cannot be displayed"? or you are not authorized or something else?

Try running cmd.exe, type "ipconfig /flushdns" without quotes.
 

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Can anyone assist??
 

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A:Got a challenge/mystery -- browser/website redirect

Login as a Admin on that system.
Get a command prompt and enter these two commands:
ipconfig /flushdns​net stop "dns client"​quit the browser and restart it. Now access a good site (aka this one) and then a site you are having issues with.

What's the results?
 

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A:100% CPU usage whenever I open or run anything

Rick said:





In the Task Manager, if you were to click "Performance" and then enable "Show Kernel Times" under the "View" menu, what do you see? There should be a red line which indicates kernel times. If the line is abnormally high, then that's a good clue this could be driver related or hardware related.Click to expand...

Thanks for your reply!

I don't know if that's abnormal or not, but you can check that photo and see

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Okay what are we working with here?

OS?
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After reading the title I couldn't help but think of a smart_ss comment for a reply. I will spare you the pathetic attempt at humor. I know you wouldn't be amused. lol

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First issue is to resolve the question

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===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
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The unknown processes are sockets which have been closed and awaiting to be cleared - - not to worry, BUT
which CurrPorts column heading are you seeing this in?

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/Close http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/ This worked for me

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Hi, first I would run the Seagate diagnostics to check the hard drive is still healthy following this guide.



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ExcelStor: http://www.excelstor.com/eng/support.php?sub_id=3

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Seagate, Maxtor & Quantum:http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads

Western Digital:http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?lang=en

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Toshiba Fujitsu: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=SoftwareUtilities#diagnostic

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disciple said:





After starting up, whenever I click on Games it takes a while to show all the icons; once it has done it once then it will show the icons immediately every time.Click to expand...

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try this,
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A:Windows XP Media Center won´t recognize reinstalled slave HDD

The computer was turned off when you removed the power cable yeah? Or was it running?

If all you have done is remove the power cable there should be no reason for it to stop working. The fact it has, suggests to me that you've either removed it with the computer powered up, or removed something else (like maybe the data lead isn't connected correctly).

The SATA data cable will work regardless of what port its plugged into. I've regularly moved mine around for whatever reason while working on the inside of my computer and its never been an issue.
 

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A:Can't get explorer to recognize external hard drive

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1. See if this might help How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Storage Drivers

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OR:
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A:How to open ports on your router

ragne2 said:





I was wondering on how to open ports so i can run a server and be a host.

Is there any programs that can actually open ports on ur router for you?
cause im too lazy to do all that command promt stuff. but if using command prompt is the only wy ill do it.Click to expand...

Opening a port is a goofy term - - let's start with just using a port.
For a port to exist, some program creates a socket and then uses it to LISTEN for connections. You can see this with (command prompt tool) netstat -oan
Programs which are awaiting connections show up like

Code:
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]135 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]445 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]1030 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]3389 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]4186 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]8019 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]44334 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP 0.0.0.0:[B]44501 [/B]0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
the nnn are the 'port numbers' created by the program.

Q? Which ports are open? A: only those that exist, eg: port 135 is open, and port 136 is closed (ie doesn't exist).
Regardless of your other setups for the router and firewall, the port is not open unless a program is LISTENING.

HOWEVER, that's only one-third of the story; two other conditions must be met

the firewall on that system must be configured to ALLOW traffic to the specific port(s) desired
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the router must port forward
Consider this network
Code:

ISP==modem/router
|
+ ------- System A
|
+-------- System B

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then System B can get to it without concern for the router at all.[*]

Now if your friend in New York wants to connect to System A located in Los Angeles,
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Port Forwarding requires that the server address never change,
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forward port xxx to IPaddress-for-systemA​
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A:DVD drive won't electronically open

Can you navigate to the drive using 'My Computer' on W XP or 'Computer' on Vista and 7?

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I'd start with test disk:
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
\
FWIW: I have Ubuntu on my Netbook. If I start a lengthy operation like defrag on battery, it will ask me if I really want to do that. I've run into a number of prompts like that, and it makes me wonder why Windows never figured that out.
 

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you need your Install CD, login as Admin and get a command prompt;
enter SFC /SCANNOW {a space after the C & before the /}
 

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A:Sound output goes down when I open Counter-Strike

Have you updated the video cards drivers or checked for a resource conflict (any yellow exclamation marks) in the Device Manager?
 

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A:Hard drive detected by Windows, does not appear in explorer

In which computer is it installed, and what is your operating system?
 

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A:PC not POSTing. Will not turn off and DVD tray does not open

First of all check all your connections to make sure they are secure.

When you tried the new mobo did you use your current cpu?

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There is a butt load of info in the guides section in the forums.
 

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Bump. I want this to get fixed veryyyy badly.
 

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I don't know why the same drive #4 gets assigned to two letters E and G???

How to fix so it is only assigned to one letter???

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A:Multiple hard drives show up in Explorer

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Sounds like the Centre pin has broken away and lodged itself in the plug. I cannot tell you which is positive and which is negative with regards to the rings on the plug. Because different Manufacturers use different combinations and with that different Voltages too. Generally speaking the outside piece is the male end and the receiving plug is the female -go figure-
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A:Internet explorer clogs memory

Well you need to do two things:

1. Update your windows via windows update service to get all upto date patches/fixes
2. Download Malwarebytes for installation and scan your system and post its log here.

I am assuming its a Vista machine; please confirm though.
 

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Xp
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm

Vista:
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A:External Harddisk detected, but does not appear in explorer

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A:How to open the back of a Compaq FP5315 LCD Monitor

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A:How to open Dell Optiplex case?

Hi stephen1711, :wave:

I am not a mod, but
Welcome to :grinthumb

First, you need to post your question in the appropriate forum.
The intro forum is for intros, not questions, so people don't look for your question here.

When I arrived, one of the Mods welcomed me with these helpful hints.

You should read how to post a new thread in this Guide.

Before posting you should read all the Posting Guidelines.

To access technical support you may go to the Forums.

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System Specs are always helpful when you seek support, (see the first two suggestions).
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Any suggestions?

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There was also a time where something similar to the "welcome screen" (of vista) would show up but it would be gray/black.

It also takes a very long time to get into safemode.
 

A:Some Programs Won't Open

Can you boot to Safe Mode?
If so, install and run MalwareBytes or other antispyware, and antivirus software in Safe Mode. Many will not run, but some will do a good job.
 

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A:Any USB Mass Storage Device won't appear in my Windows Explorer

try the FAQs
 

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Please visit: http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-33297-Guide-to-Making-a-Good-PostThread.html

5. Writing your post.
Write in respectable form, this isn?t an instant message
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A:Windows XP will not open

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