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#1 cambrill

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 01:31 AM

I was haveing a probelm with my monitor earlier...it's fixed i guess cause now i get stuck at the XP screen! I don't know what to do guys i need help! thanks

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:36 AM

Hi there,

Have you tried boot in Safe Mode? To do so, turn on your PC, and tap F8 repeatedly before your PC gets to the XP screen.

If you are confident that after you were rid of the spyware problem your PC was running fine, do a system restore to to that date/time.


Hope this helps,

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 07:58 PM

I cant even get to safe mode. It hangs on the agp440 driver and stays there forever. i found this to fix the problem http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;324764 but step three doesnt come up for me. just a blank command prompt

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:26 PM

If you are using a mouse connected to a USB port try unplugging the mouse (and all other things plugged into USB ports) and see if the system will boot.

If it does, shut the system down and try plugging the mouse in using a different USB port or prefferably a PS2 port (if you have a PS2 mouse available or if the mouse you are using is using an adapter from PS2 to USB.

Just a hunch - I had one system do exactly what you describe before.

Have you just added any hardware or software before this problem started?

Let us know.

Edited by Enthusiast, 15 February 2006 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2006 - 09:02 PM

No, no hardware. MY mouse could have been the problem. I fixed this problem though. I did the XP repair thing (i figured it out) and i am now able to access my computer! The problem is that it is choppy and i cant accesss my display card options. Maybe its not even installed. when i scroll down on fire fox, it takes my comp awhile to process creating a kind of scrolling effect taking it awhile to load the could inchesi want to scroll down. If that makes sense. Please help me! My comp was running PERFECT before this happed and now its running poopie. My Display card is NVIDIA something. I cant figure out how to find the type.

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Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:20 PM

Make sure your Anti-virus ap is updated with the latest definitions and run a scan using safe mode.

Same for any anti-malware aps you have - update them and run them in safe mode.

You should use (at a minimum) AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy.
If you do not already have those get them here:

AdAware SE: Get the freeware version even though they will continually offer you upgrades to one of their paid versions. Download it, install it, update it and run it in safe mode.
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Spybot S&D: When you install it make sure you enable "Teatimer" as well. Update it before you run it, Set it to "immunize" your computer".
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Be sure to enable “Teatimer” which gives you realtime protection.

You may want to try Microsoft Windows Defender, freeware replacement for their Antispyware beta which came out yesterday.
"Windows Defender (Beta 2) is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx


Then run several web based av and anti-malware scans. Set them to fix what they find. Depending on your settings in Internet Explorer they may ask you to allow Active X - allow it:

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these as they require Active X to run).

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest

Panda Activescan
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx.

Online trojan scans:

http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html

Windows Security Trojanscan
http://windowsecurity.com/trojanscan
See instructions for it here:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Open your task manager (control/alt/del pressed at the same time) and look at what is using your system resources. The "choppyness" as you described is usually caused by something hogging resources - a process, an ongoing virus scan, etc.
Don't necessarilly shut anything off, but let us know what is using most of your resources.

Let us know if the problem continues after you complete the scans.

Edited by Enthusiast, 15 February 2006 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:24 PM

I scanned everything. Everything is clean. I had my hjt log analyized about 2 says ago and fixed up my comp.
right now ashSimpl.exe is using anywhere from 28-75 CPU usage but only uses 15,412 mem usage. I really think it my display. I used to be able to access my NVIDIA card and change color settings and gamma setting, but now i cant do anything.. Is there a way to update this?

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:03 AM

Update the drivers for your video card using your device manager.
Start/settings/control panel/system/hardware/device manager

Do you see any yellow or red warning flags in your video/graphics section? (display adapters)

What do/did you use to change settings - an Expertool or some other control and adjustment program that came with the video card? Do you still see its icon in your tray (was something like that ever in the tray?)

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:18 AM

It says the wizard could not find a better mach for the driver. It does have a yellow ! mark next to it. It is called Intel® E7000 Series Processor to AGP Controller - 2552

There was a little NVIDIA icon in the bottom right thing of my computer screen (tray?). Now there is none. My brother upgraded my drivers about 8 or 9 months ago that might have given me those options but im not sure if it was there before that. The thing is, the driver i had to disable was the agp440 and the falgged display driver in my device manager is a agp...

THanks for the reply

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 12:45 AM

OMG i did it. :thumbsup: I did a system restore and everything is great. :flowers: Thanks for all the help guys! I can explain how excited i am right now!!!! You guys are great.

I was also wondering if this forum provides training for HJL analysis. I've become facinated with it and i want to contribute back. Please let me know what i can do to become more educated in this field!

Again, thanks so much!! :trumpet:

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 01:39 AM

Hi there,

I'm glad you sorted it out.......and the only reason I am posting is just for grins. Read my first post, then your last post, then check out my signature. HAHA....Now if I could just get my wife to believe it.

Take care,

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:30 AM

I was also wondering if this forum provides training for HJL analysis

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:53 AM

Does the yellow exclamation point still appear in the device manager?

Is the Nvidia icon back in the tray?




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