Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:54 PM
I did a full system recovery about a month ago because I was having problems with my machine freezing up after about twenty minutes. Now It works great for internet purposes and it's as fast as it was when it was new.
However, a lot of my software wasn't working after that. Stuff that I downloaded like yahoo messenger and Open Office were reinstalled with no problem. However stuff I had to reinstall from a cd rom wasn't working at all (eg Studio 9 and software for my labtec webcam). Actually anything I tried to reinstall from a CD failed. There were no errors the InstallShield Wizard would just up and quit.
Anyway, I had the brilliant idea to copy the Studio 9 CD onto the hard drive and install it from there and it almost worked. It got more than halfway through the installation, then a window came up that said it was "trying to stop PCLEPCI Service" then a few minutes later another window said it was trying to stop the "ASAPIW2k Service" then I got a "Feature Transfer Error: 0"
then another window came up saying that it was uninstalling the software.
I did some research on ASAPIW2k Service and PCLEPCI Service and they both seem to be files from Pinnacle (Studio 9's creator) I tried to do a scan from file.net which downloaded some Uniblue scanner to my machine but it froze up when I clicked to run it. File.net said that sometimes malware will disguise itself as ASAPIW2k and PCLEPCI, but I think file.net says that about everything.
As far as virus and spyware protection I have Norton, Stopzilla, and Superantispyware and none of them are finding anything other than cookies on my machine right now.
Any advice on this matter would be appreciated.