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MarkJohnson

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  1. I've been having compatiblility issues with Vista x64 lately and decided to install my two older 36gb raptors to install XP Pro to run my other programs. After installing the drives I reboot to vista to format them and get them ready for the install process. but low and behold my Vista won't boot up. it gets to the scrolling progress bar of it starting up and it never progresses past that and the bar just keeps scrolling forever. I figure no problem, I probably bumped the SATA connector loose(I wish they would make a better and studier SATA connector that clips on instead of just pushing on and praying gravity is enough to hold it on.) I restart with the same result. I then look at it better and see t is kind of wabbly and decide to put my new silverstone SATA connector on and grab my flashlight to see better. I then push on the old SATA connector to examine how loose it is and ZAP! A static discharge. The drive is so close to my video card(about 1/4 inch and runs into the PCIe connector wires) and it arced out on the PCIe power connector solder joints of the video card. I reboot and sure enough, no video. I pull out my backup eVGA 7800GTX and disconnect the Vista drives then start to install XP Pro on my old 36GB Raptors and order me a new eVGA 8800GT 512mb card while patiently waiting. after XP Pro is installed updated I hook up my Vista drives again and it just won't boot at all, not even to the progress bar. I switch back to boot from the XP drives and it starts a scan on my Vista drives and finds an error but doesn't report anything other than it fixed something. I then have it boot into vista and hope it works, it gets past the scrolling bars and then the screen goes blank for a longer than usual time and then I see the cursor and then remmeber I have switched video cards and it needs to update the drivers. unfortunately it just sits at the blank screen forever, but the mouse cursor works fine, it just won't progress on the boot. I figure at this point it must be a driver conflict since I had an 8800GTS before I blew it up. so I whip out the Vista DVD and boot up to try and repair and it says the startup portion is fine, I try system restore, but forgot I turned it off. none of the other options seemed to help me either. If anyone can help me recover this I'd be forever greatful. I have this XP drive I could use if I need to work from here to recover, or I can install Vista on this RAID to recover the Vista on the other RAID. -=Mark=-
  2. I was wondering what a good TV card for Vista x64? I have Beyond TV 4, but not sure if it works with x64. I also have an Audigy 2 ZS, but again, not sure if it'll work fully for x64. any recommendations would be great, hopefully from people having a system already up and running. -=Mark=-
  3. you're a genius! I remembered I still had my USB stick in, so I powered down and removed it. Restarted and looked up ReadyBoost and how to disable it. it also listed other services to disabled and after reading them through decided to disable a few more things. Then I couldn't remember the superfetch name and decided to test the changes I made already before checking this message again. it seemed to help a little bit, but it was still grinding pretty good. I then looked up superfetch and disabled it and rebooted and it is now quite for once. Woot!!!! Thanks once again for all your help and patience with me. -=Mark=- p.s. what exactlty does superfetch do? I just thought it was another name for readyboost and worked with the usb sticks. The services.msc just said something like it makes windows run faster - lol
  4. for some reason that HP file doesn't come up anymore. I have switched to the World in Conflict file. wic3.sdf. here is the stack info. 0 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0xd158 0x1c0d158 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 1 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x14be 0x3cbe4be C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 2 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x18ec 0x3cbe8ec C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 3 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x3c60 0x3cc0c60 C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 4 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x3699 0x74c699 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 5 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x28dc 0x74b8dc C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 6 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x1d277 0x766277 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 7 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x292343 0x1e92343 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 8 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x290497 0x1e90497 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 9 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x29d0f1 0x1e9d0f1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 10 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x2bdcb1 0x1ebdcb1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 11 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x262b2a 0x1e62b2a C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 12 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x2a988 0x773988 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 13 fileinfo.sys fileinfo.sys + 0xaf2d 0x73ff2d C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys 14 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3308e7 0x1f308e7 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 15 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3d6d47 0x1fd6d47 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 16 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3dcdc6 0x1fdcdc6 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 17 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3df0a9 0x1fdf0a9 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 18 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3df362 0x1fdf362 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 19 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3e1986 0x1fe1986 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 20 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3f21b2 0x1ff21b2 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 21 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x4d673 0x1c4d673 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 22 ntdll.dll ntdll.dll + 0x5194a 0x774e194a C:\Windows\System32\ntdll.dll and here is the command line: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted I looked at a few of the other command lines from other svchost lines and they seem to be the same command line. -=Mark=-
  5. ok, here is the stack list, of the first occurance, from the HP file 1189196448.ini: 0 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0xd158 0x1c0d158 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 1 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x14be 0x13ad34be C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 2 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x18ec 0x13ad38ec C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 3 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x3c60 0x13ad5c60 C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 4 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x3699 0x74c699 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 5 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x28dc 0x74b8dc C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 6 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x1d277 0x766277 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 7 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x292343 0x1e92343 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 8 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x290cf1 0x1e90cf1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 9 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x29d0f1 0x1e9d0f1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 10 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x2bdcb1 0x1ebdcb1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 11 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x299fc8 0x1e99fc8 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 12 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x4d673 0x1c4d673 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 13 ntdll.dll ntdll.dll + 0x507ca 0x77ca07ca C:\Windows\System32\ntdll.dll Thanks a whole lot for taking the time to walk me through this. it is very much appreciated. -=Mark=-
  6. I ran spybot 1.5 and it found a few things, then Defender and nothing there, then avast and nothing there. I rebooted and the grinding continues. I decide to boot into safe mode and see what happens and it found nothing more. Not sure what to make of the findings in procmon, but here is a portion of the File Summary list. 209.6227342 257,303 49,183 47,144 64,312 5,029 0 0 91,526 <Total> 0.1016414 11,766 1,966 1,966 1,957 0 0 0 5,877 C:\ProgramData\HP\Digital Imaging\hp officejet 7200 series\1189196448\Data\1189196448.ini 0.2703892 3,750 1,250 1,250 0 0 0 0 1,250 C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Aavm4h.dll 0.0557677 3,690 4 3 1 3,672 0 0 10 C:\Windows\System32\PerfStringBackup.TMP 4.8716467 2,444 4 4 2,424 0 0 0 12 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Entertainment\World in Conflict - DEMO\wicloc12.sdf 0.0286251 2,172 80 80 42 0 0 0 1,970 C: 3.243266 2,129 7 7 2,096 0 0 0 19 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Entertainment\World in Conflict - DEMO\wic3.sdf 11.6176883 2,069 6 6 2,043 0 0 0 14 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra Entertainment\World in Conflict - DEMO\wic1.sdf 0.0666094 1,930 281 281 747 0 36 0 585 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9d.exe 0.0170585 1,544 550 482 0 0 0 0 512 C:\Windows 0.0203755 1,226 553 553 0 0 0 0 120 C:\ 0.0775449 1,126 294 294 5 0 0 0 533 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE 0.0630606 1,119 293 293 3 0 0 0 530 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSPUB.EXE 0.010871 994 332 332 0 0 0 0 330 C:\Windows\SysWOW64 0.0513596 960 257 257 5 0 0 0 441 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe 0.8705046 889 2 2 879 0 0 0 6 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp03_rgn_butcherblock.vpk 1.0004148 864 2 2 854 0 0 0 6 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp03_rgn_greater_faydark1.vpk 0.6713266 738 6 6 708 0 0 0 18 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp02_dun_lair_of_scale.vpk 0.3925985 710 4 4 696 0 0 0 6 C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SOFTWARE 0.3661108 705 1 1 700 0 0 0 3 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp02_dun_shrines_of_sky.vpk 0.0076408 663 219 219 1 0 0 0 224 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11 0.8496197 660 2 2 650 0 0 0 6 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp03_rgn_greater_faydark.vpk 0.8619048 597 6 6 571 0 0 0 14 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\Char_exp03_global_01.vpk 0.004912 594 102 102 96 0 0 0 294 C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\setup.ini 0.0056096 580 192 186 0 0 0 0 202 C:\Users 0.0060562 578 191 182 0 0 0 0 205 C:\Users\Mark 0.0695316 573 144 144 9 0 0 0 276 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\crypt32.dll 0.2540003 540 1 1 535 0 0 0 3 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp03_rgn_lesser_faydark.vpk 0.9515985 511 53 53 316 0 0 0 89 C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll 0.2921804 506 2 2 496 0 0 0 6 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp03_rgn_steamfont.vpk 0.8963453 475 45 45 297 0 0 0 88 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ieframe.dll 0.2025861 474 1 1 469 0 0 0 3 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp03_rgn_loping_plains.vpk 0.0195624 466 134 134 1 0 0 0 197 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\imm32.dll 1.1604908 452 10 10 414 0 0 0 18 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\EverQuest2.exe 0.9546573 452 156 96 3 84 0 0 113 C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log 0.004342 445 147 142 0 0 0 0 156 C:\Users\Mark\AppData 0.7591615 442 17 17 265 0 0 0 143 C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests 0.0088405 434 213 213 0 0 0 0 8 C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office 0.2691403 430 1 1 425 0 0 0 3 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\EverQuest II\paks\exp02_rgn_realm_of_night.vpk 0.4860162 423 12 12 375 0 0 0 24 C:\Windows\System32\WDI\LogFiles\BootCKCL.etl 0.8432833 417 7 7 370 0 0 0 33 C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log 0.0045147 404 130 124 0 0 0 0 150 C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local 0.0052606 404 84 83 0 0 2 0 235 C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local\Temp\Low I took out the HP file that was in my startup folder thinking it was causing an issue, but it still does the same thing without it running as with it running. I also tried to examine each items stack, and found it very confusing as they all look the same to me. Here is a random list in one of them. 0 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0xd158 0x1c0d158 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 1 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x14be 0x38dc4be C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 2 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x18ec 0x38dc8ec C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 3 PROCMON11.SYS PROCMON11.SYS + 0x3c60 0x38dec60 C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\PROCMON11.SYS 4 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x3699 0x74c699 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 5 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x28dc 0x74b8dc C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 6 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x1d277 0x766277 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 7 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x292343 0x1e92343 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 8 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x290497 0x1e90497 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 9 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x29d0f1 0x1e9d0f1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 10 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x2bdcb1 0x1ebdcb1 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 11 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x262b2a 0x1e62b2a C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 12 fltmgr.sys fltmgr.sys + 0x2a988 0x773988 C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys 13 fileinfo.sys fileinfo.sys + 0xaf2d 0x73ff2d C:\Windows\system32\drivers\fileinfo.sys 14 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3308e7 0x1f308e7 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 15 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3d6d47 0x1fd6d47 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 16 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3dcdc6 0x1fdcdc6 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 17 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3df0a9 0x1fdf0a9 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 18 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3df362 0x1fdf362 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 19 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3e1986 0x1fe1986 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 20 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x3f21b2 0x1ff21b2 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 21 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe + 0x4d673 0x1c4d673 C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 22 ntdll.dll ntdll.dll + 0x5194a 0x7756194a C:\Windows\System32\ntdll.dll Here is the line I got the stack list from: 886068 1:01:16.1186433 PM svchost.exe 924 CreateFile C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.c..-controls.resources_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.6000.16386_en-us_9dec13ee642d46de\comctl32.dll.mui SUCCESS Desired Access: Read Data/List Directory, Read Attributes, Disposition: Open, Options: Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Non-Directory File, Complete If Oplocked, Attributes: N, ShareMode: Read, Write, Delete, AllocationSize: n/a, Impersonating: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM, OpenResult: Opened One thing they seem to have in common is that most all of these are from SVCHOST.EXE. Most all of this info is greek to me so I am having a hard time deciphering any of this. Thanks again for all your help -=Mark=-
  7. Thanks for the link. after installing it and running it I get a whole lot of these svchost.exe files running. It seems to be the same routine over and over. 38122 10:35:25.4708106 AM svchost.exe 716 RegCloseKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&88\Properties\{83da6326-97a6-4088-9453-a1923f573b29} SUCCESS 38123 10:35:25.4708215 AM svchost.exe 716 RegCloseKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&88 SUCCESS 38124 10:35:25.4708472 AM svchost.exe 716 RegCloseKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&88 SUCCESS 38125 10:35:25.4709028 AM svchost.exe 716 RegOpenKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&88 SUCCESS Desired Access: Read 38126 10:35:25.4709198 AM svchost.exe 716 RegQueryValue HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&88\ClassGUID SUCCESS Type: REG_SZ, Length: 78, Data: {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318} 38127 10:35:25.4709352 AM svchost.exe 716 RegCloseKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&88 SUCCESS 38128 10:35:25.4709925 AM svchost.exe 716 RegOpenKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&90 SUCCESS Desired Access: Query Value 38129 10:35:25.4710092 AM svchost.exe 716 RegOpenKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267A616A&0&90 SUCCESS Desired Access: Query Value 38130 10:35:25.4710279 AM svchost.exe 716 RegOpenKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&90\Properties SUCCESS Desired Access: Query Value 38131 10:35:25.4710430 AM svchost.exe 716 RegOpenKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&90\Properties\{83da6326-97a6-4088-9453-a1923f573b29} SUCCESS Desired Access: Query Value 38132 10:35:25.4710576 AM svchost.exe 716 RegCloseKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&90\Properties SUCCESS 38133 10:35:25.4710701 AM svchost.exe 716 RegOpenKey HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0373&SUBSYS_73201462&REV_A2\3&267a616a&0&90\Properties\{83da6326-97a6-4088-9453-a1923f573b29}0000006 NAME NOT FOUND Desired Access: Query Value Not sure what to make of it, but I didn't see any searchindexer.exe anywhere. there were about 300k entries after the drives quieted down, but this list kept growing to almost 2m enties after 15 minutes of typing this. I'll try running malware scanners and such and see what happens. Thanks for the help. -=Mark=-
  8. ok, I have this annoying problem also, but my dad has it worse than me. he has a P4 with HT and it is insanely slow. I have system restore already turned off. I went to admin tools and turned off windows search and it still runs anyway. it acts like it stops, then seems to start back up again after everything is loaded at startup. I even used services.msc from dos and it says it's already disabled. I also get this annoying popup saying one of my services has been turned off. When I click it on it brings up windows defender, but it doesn't even list the process to allow me to either let it run or disable it permantly. anyone know of a sure fire way to disable the searchindexer.exe file? TIA -=Mark=-
  9. ok, after some more testing I found my hard drive was flaky and giving random errors. I then swapped my hard drive with the one in the Dell and it seemed to cure itself. I then went and bought an sata drive and dug out my old pci sata controller card and it is running smooth once again. Thanks again for all your help. -=Mark=-
  10. some of my problems are: It takes like 5 minutes to get to the desktop when I fire up My Computer it shows a flashlight symbol indicating it is waiting for the device. usual only a few seconds wait. but I never get the flashlight on any of my other systems. actually, starting any programs take a little longer to start and can take a minute or more to fire up. my other slower computer takes about half the time on average. Also, shut-down takes a couple minutes while it would normally take 30-45 seconds. also, clicking the Windows start button can take a second or two to show up, and the sub-munes within also can take a second or two to show up. and it is the same with any other program run. Hard drive access is fairly constant and seems to access for an unusually long time, which was what made me think virus. Comodo's firewall status shield is always at idle when I'm not on-line so it doesn't seem to be an on-line issue. just a Windows issue apparently. My problem system is a 1.5ghz AMD Semperon +2200, 256MB RAM, 20GB ATA 133 HD, and an HP all-in-one photo printer. My slower system is a Dell 2350 with a 1.8Ghz Celeron with a 20GB ATA 100 HD, 384MB RAM, and same printer. They both have a fairly fresh install of Windows XP Home (Last 60 Days) Thanks for the help everyone -=Mark=- ps. I was mistaken on the system getting slower the longer I'm on, it think it is more like the longer it's on the more things are running from opening several windows at the same time. Normally Office apps, Browser windows, and "My Computer" screens.
  11. OK, I removed the Network Magic and took the Office and Quickbooks files out of the startup folder, but things are slow as ever. My internet and network seem to run fine and are not slow. it is Windows that is slow. I think it was around the time I installed Quickbooks. I remember it installing .Net 1.1. Will the .net file put a large load on windows? My other slower system runs fine and has the same files on it, except there is no Quickbooks or .Net 1.1. My hard drive sure does get a workout and thought maybe it was running low on memory and using the page file a lot. I pulled a stick out of my slower machine and doubled my RAM to 512MB total. but that didn't help. well, maybe slightly. not enough to really notice. I also defragged my drive and scandisk it with no error and no real improvement. I'm not sure what else I can do. It sure seems Like I have a virus running in the background chewing up my process time. Thanks for your help -=Mark=-
  12. Thanks a bunch Tarun. I do have Cable nternet connection. Comcast I have a D-Link router. Not sure of the model, but is a Wireless G and brand new. I only installed Network Magic as it came with the router and foolishly thought it'd speed it up. I will definately remove it. I ran Windows Update after running HighJackThis and update to IE7, even though I use Firefox/Firetune with Thunderbird. as for my office and QB files, I can remove them without issues. I normally do my own updates anyway.
  13. Thanks for the info KillerB. I had already did the remedy you suggested. I have an old Promise software RAID controller card (PCI) and hooked up my fourth drive to it and used Ghost to make an image. actually, I used drive copy and it worked awesome. I then booted into the Promise controller and all was good. I then hooked my my 3rd drive from the Intel chipset to my Promise controller and to my surprise it read both drives fine. I then just pulled out the Promise controller and drive 3 and 4 and just left it with drive 1 and 2 on the on-board RAID 0. I at least have the third drive in the machine, but not hooked up, in case I need an emergency fix. -=Mark=- ps, Is this all or none only with the Intel boards? or the 965 in general? I have had most all systems use a single drive as a RAID option in case you have multiple disks. of course this is my first Intel board in a long time as I've usually run AMD boards for the past 5 or so years.
  14. I just booted up my system last night and it said updates were ready to install. I look and there are 3 Office updates waiting, I install them and they won't install. is anyone else having this problem? KB940602 - Security update for Excel 2003 KB936048 - Security update for Office 2003 KB936643 - Update for Outlook junk email filter 2003 could I maybe have a virus or something? everything checks out OK. I also remember my XP x64 machine had a security update that wouldn't install for Adobe reader. it let me hide it, but now it doesn't. The same with these updates, it won't let me hide them. TIA -=Mark=-
  15. Oh no, please don't tell me I need to reinstall windows yet again. I've been searching all day and can't find anything anywhere. I was hoping someone here knew a trick or two. Thanks anyway -=Mark=-
  16. I am having freqent lag, the longer I'm on the worse it gets. I defragmented my hard drives and it seemed to help a little. anyway, I installed all the Malware programs with nothing found and made the Highjackthis log file. hope someone can make sense of this. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 1:10:29 PM, on 8/15/2007 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nmapp] "C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe" -autorun -nosplash O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Firewall Pro] "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe" /background O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204 O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe O23 - Service: Comodo Application Agent (CmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe O23 - Service: Pure Networks Net2Go Service (nmraapache) - Pure Networks, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\WebServer\bin\nmraapache.exe O23 - Service: Pure Networks Network Magic Service (nmservice) - Pure Networks, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmsrvc.exe O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe O23 - Service: QuickBooks Database Manager Service (QBCFMonitorService) - Intuit - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe O23 - Service: Intuit QuickBooks FCS (QBFCService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\FCS\Intuit.QuickBooks.FCS.exe O23 - Service: QuickBooksDB17 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\Intuit\QUICKB~1\QBDBMgrN.exe -- End of file - 4170 bytes
  17. OK, my new dilemma. I removed my hardware RAID card on my DFI Infinity P965-S as it kicks down my second PCIe x16 slot to x4 speeds, which is where my RAID card is located. I left my two drives in and made them a RAID 0. Plus, I already have a 3rd Hard drive for emergency use that also has XP installed. My problem now, is that I hooked up those 2 drives to my motherboard to use the ICH8R RAID mode and the chipset turns RAID on all of my drives and my third single drive is being treated as a RAID even though it is not in any kind of a RAID. Next I try my XP CD and F6'd my RAID drivers and go to repair mode and try a Fixboot and FixMBR in hopes that it would put in my RAID drivers. That didn't work. Then I try installing my RAID drivers on my current boot after I turn off RAID to get it to boot, and then RAID drivers won't install drivers if it doesn't detect a RAID. so, is there a way to force my RAID drivers into XP without a reinstall? or is there a trick to get my single drive to not act like a RAID drive. The RAID menu says it's a Non-Member Disk, and if I try to make it a RAID it wants 2 disks, so I can't do that. Thanks for any help -=Mark=-
  18. sorry if this has been asked before. but I couldn't find what I was looking for. I have MCE 2005. It comes with 2 install CDs and a third 2005 update cd. I have never installed the 2005 cd before as it wants the .net 1.1 installed and I never used it before, but now a couple programs I use what it installed. this last reinstall of MCE 2005 I decided to go ahead and install the 2005 cd. I boot it up and it says there is a specify MCE 2005 update available. I then fire up Media Center and see no difference. I rarely use the Media Center much, but what exactly does MCE 2005 give you that 2002 doesn't? -=Mark=-
  19. woot!! that was sure a fast response. I'll let you know tomorrow how things go. Thanks again -=Mark=- Sweet, it worked like a charm. well for a few minutes anyway. then it cut back out. it seems my router went bad. but only the wireless part. bought a new router and all is 100% again. Thanks once again for the help. -=Mark=-
  20. woot!! that was sure a fast response. I'll let you know tomorrow how things go. Thanks again -=Mark=-
  21. ah, this could be my problem, but how do I go about turning the NLA back on? TIA -=Mark=-
  22. It seems I have a similar issue here. but I don't know how to change those address from ipconfig. Ipconfig seems to only let me view them. I'm not at the problem computer until tomorrow, but I would like to know how to set those ipconfig settings manually if someone can point me in the right direction. TIA -=Mark=-
  23. all I have to say is WOW! I not only get one awesome sig, but two. Now I can have a sig for the computer forums and one for all the other forums I visit. Thank you very much guys. you are the greatest! -=Mark=-
  24. I just found out this feature. I have seen it many places, but I never knew how to make one myself. then I was told if I ask nicely I may have one made by the wonderful members of MSFN. so I'm asking nicely, can someone please make me a sig? hehe -=Mark=- ps, after looking at other's request I'd thought maybe I'd give you an idea what I like. all I need is my sig from bottom of this message and a fancy looking background with lots of color. kind of like those psychedelic looking pictures or outer space galaxy type pictures.
  25. I have installed Vista recently and I have already installed Avast, but was wonder if there are other malware/security programs available yet. hopefully there is something similar to the sticky guide,"Introduction To Anti-Malware & Cleaning" I really love that guide and use it all the time especially when setting up family's and friend's computers. Thanks in advance -=Mark=-
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