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#1 CJJensen

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

How do I do it?
How do I know it's the right one?
Also I cannot do a restore point or run SFC I do not have a Xp disk.


Edit: AII topic
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic482550.html/page__pid__2956012__st__30#entry2956012

Almost certain malware is gone. I can't help her do these things,so I asked she post here. Go easy on her.

Thanks boopme

Edited by boopme, 23 January 2013 - 03:55 PM.


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#2 AngryRaisin

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

As far as I am aware Vista does not have a service pack 3 yet - the most recent service pack is 2 - I think Boopme was thinking of windows xp which has a service pack 3.

the most recent service packs may be obtained from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/service-packs-download#sptabs=vista

But your computer already has the most up-to-date service pack looking at the logs you posted. I think you are good.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Ok ;) Thank you very much...
Do you have any idea how I can create a restore point?
I tried and get this message;
Catastrophic Failure (0x8000FFFF) ?
Also it will not run SFC ?
Avast is still telling me when it runs a scan some files could not be scanned ?
and am still getting warnings about corrupt files ?

Edited by CJJensen, 24 January 2013 - 11:27 AM.


#4 DarkSnake-Kobra

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Windows Vista was actually discontinued out of the blue months ago I believe.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:18 AM

Also it will not run SFC ?


What exactly happens - what error message do you get

Avast is still telling me when it runs a scan some files could not be scanned ?


Generally not a huge issue as 'in use,' system restore points, and compressed archives can be problematic to scan, would need detailed information on which files it could not scan to truly determine if it is a problem.

and am still getting warnings about corrupt files ?


same warning about corrupt files from when you started with boopme or new ones?


Windows Vista was actually discontinued out of the blue months ago I believe.


This is a curious statement - If you mean can I walk into a retail outlet and purchase vista - yes that ended years ago - if you mean that microsoft is not producing product fixes and patches for vista then that statement would be incorrect http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Vista

The support cycle lasts well into 2017 - but if you mean can I call microsoft and get 'free' technical product support then yes most of that is over.

Edited by AngryRaisin, 25 January 2013 - 05:26 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

This is a curious statement - If you mean can I walk into a retail outlet and purchase vista - yes that ended years ago - if you mean that microsoft is not producing product fixes and patches for vista then that statement would be incorrect http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Vista

The support cycle lasts well into 2017 - but if you mean can I call microsoft and get 'free' technical product support then yes most of that is over.


Not entirely. Extended support means Microsoft will only continue to produce security fixes.


http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=108458&st=0&p=542080&hl=vista&fromsearch=1&#entry542080

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Also I cannot do a restore point or run SFC I do not have a Xp disk.


I don't know why your talking about SP3 for Vista when the last one was SP2. Then you talking about you don't have the XP disk are you talking about SP3 for WinXP have you've posted in the wrong section?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

FWIW: If SFC found corrupted files that cannot be repaired...that would point in the direction of either hardware problems...or a need for a repair/clean install of Windows.

Corrupt files cause a hiccup within Windows. Where such exist, you can expect problems with the program itself if they are not system files...or with Windows.

Have you tried running the chkdsk /r command?

FWIW:
Causes of Data Corruption - http://ezinearticles.com/?Causes-of-Data-Corruption&id=817785
Data corruption and loss causes and avoidance - http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/datacorruption.html

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