Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:09 PM
When I first posted to the site I continued to read somewhere on some things to do. Where I don't remember on your site but it gave me instruction for about 3 programs to run and then post. I did write some down. Ran a program from Trend Micro, ran adaware, bitdefender, macafee stng260.exe, vcleaner.exe. I was unable to get onto anything on the internet for days was not even able to receive any emails either. Called cablevision (optonline). First they said it was a problem with my firewall and told me to call zonealarm. Zonealarm said to delete my free version and see if it still happens. Problem was still there, so I called back cable company. Then they told me it was a problem with my hardware to get the computer looked at. I then ran file checker and removed other free programs per my husband. I removed AVG and sypbot. My husband and I started discussing getting a newer computer. win XP by Dell. Days later, I don't know how but I was able to get on sites. I think he may have undid something he did but he doesn't own up to it because he continued to try everyday but I left it alone.
I was having a clicking noise whenever trying to view a .wmv file from email attachments. It would say battery randomization on the bottom of the media screen. I wondered if it was a program called sndmon.exe but left it there. I removed realplayer at that time but still have macromedia flash 8 and windows media player. I thought the reason was tkbell.exe because site called networktechs said it was a mass mailing worm. But after it was deleted still had noise. Reading microsoft problem sites gave me the feeling it maybe because i was trying to view a mediaplayer 10 series when I have 9. My friend that sends me the files has XP and I have win98. Win98 cannot have player10 only player9. Maybe that's the reason. I have no idea.
I tried to use the original disks for the printer to put back. They are for win95. When I reinstalled the printer 3 years ago (I got from my cousin). The Brother site helped me and I had I thought I had the right stuff. But file was saying conflict in system info so I tried to uninstall and reinstall and downloaded quicktime (16 bit ) and (32 bit). nOW I have 2 entries cannot delete because it says its in memory when I try to delete. Brother emailed me and said to call on the phone. Which is what I did first and they said someone would call me back and no one did so I emailed. Now I haven't called them back because the 1st phone call said they didn't have MFC7000FC software for win98. Looking through there site sounds like it has something to do with running a program from vision and there program is for winXP not win98. I got to call them back.
I also have to try to get a free antivirus and firewall because I don't know if this computer is going to crap again. I'd like to save it for my son with the printer and get a new one but hubby isn't talking new computer again. Like to really find out what's wrong spybot and zonealarm started giving me problems. But trusted spybot because in the beginning it blocked out alot before I got zonealarm. Cdilla and sidestep got through spybot though it was on ignore list and I never put it there.
I've learned alot throughout this process but it takes so much time. Still don't know much but more. Any additional help is appreciated.