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#1 zachj

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

Beside running very slow I am unable to delete AVG in add/remove, saying nothing to delete.  I have not used this computer in a while.  I believe the cooling fan is busted.  I did remove zone alarm today and will  be installing newer version and Avira.  Speccy link below along w minitoolbox..

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/7DFbzH7sphjLTxYW0Xud1s1

 

 

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 18-12-2013
Ran by zachj (administrator) on 22-01-2014 at 13:41:38
Running from "C:\Documents and Settings\zachj\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
==================
Error: (01/22/2014 00:44:12 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: 2014-01-22 12:44:12 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:44:09 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: 2014-01-22 12:44:09 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:44:08 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: 2014-01-22 12:44:08 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/21/2014 00:48:34 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: 2014-01-21 12:48:34 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/21/2014 00:48:29 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: 2014-01-21 12:48:29 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/20/2014 11:58:30 AM) (Source: crypt32) (User: )
Description: Failed extract of third-party root list from auto update cab at: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab> with error: A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.
 
Error: (01/20/2014 11:58:30 AM) (Source: crypt32) (User: )
Description: Failed extract of third-party root list from auto update cab at: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab> with error: A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.
 
Error: (01/20/2014 11:57:04 AM) (Source: PostgreSQL) (User: )
Description: 2014-01-20 11:57:04 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (11/01/2002 08:35:33 PM) (Source: ESENT) (User: )
Description: svchost (1084) An attempt to open the file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb" for read / write access failed with system error 32 (0x00000020): "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ".  The open file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).
 
Error: (11/01/2002 08:35:32 PM) (Source: ESENT) (User: )
Description: svchost (1084) An attempt to open the file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb" for read / write access failed with system error 32 (0x00000020): "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ".  The open file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).
 
 
System errors:
=============
Error: (01/22/2014 01:00:10 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Installer service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:59:59 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The AVG WatchDog service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 2 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 0 milliseconds: Restart the service.
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:59:50 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The AVG WatchDog service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 0 milliseconds: Restart the service.
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:12 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:12 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:12 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:12 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:11 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:11 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:57:11 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Application Management service terminated with the following error: 
%%126
 
 
Microsoft Office Sessions:
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Error: (01/22/2014 00:44:12 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL)(User: )
Description: 2014-01-22 12:44:12 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:44:09 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL)(User: )
Description: 2014-01-22 12:44:09 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/22/2014 00:44:08 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL)(User: )
Description: 2014-01-22 12:44:08 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/21/2014 00:48:34 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL)(User: )
Description: 2014-01-21 12:48:34 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/21/2014 00:48:29 PM) (Source: PostgreSQL)(User: )
Description: 2014-01-21 12:48:29 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (01/20/2014 11:58:30 AM) (Source: crypt32)(User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.
 
Error: (01/20/2014 11:58:30 AM) (Source: crypt32)(User: )
Description: http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cabA required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file.
 
Error: (01/20/2014 11:57:04 AM) (Source: PostgreSQL)(User: )
Description: 2014-01-20 11:57:04 ESTFATAL:  the database system is starting up
 
Error: (11/01/2002 08:35:33 PM) (Source: ESENT)(User: )
Description: svchost1084C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb-1032 (0xfffffbf8)32 (0x00000020)The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
 
Error: (11/01/2002 08:35:32 PM) (Source: ESENT)(User: )
Description: svchost1084C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb-1032 (0xfffffbf8)32 (0x00000020)The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
 
 
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========================= Memory info: ===================================
 
Percentage of memory in use: 73%
Total physical RAM: 1023.01 MB
Available physical RAM: 270.96 MB
Total Pagefile: 1696.06 MB
Available Pagefile: 1014.48 MB
Total Virtual: 2047.88 MB
Available Virtual: 1975.05 MB
 
========================= Partitions: =====================================
 
2 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:74.52 GB) (Free:58.81 GB) NTFS
3 Drive d: (Belkin Setup CD) (CDROM) (Total:0.22 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF
4 Drive e: (Options101) (CDROM) (Total:0.11 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF
 
========================= Users: ========================================
 
User accounts for \\ZACH
 
Administrator            Guest                    HelpAssistant            
postgres                 SUPPORT_388945a0         zachj                    
 
 
**** End of log ****

Edited by zachj, 22 January 2014 - 02:14 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:37 PM

Moved to Internal Hardware, hard drive reflects "warning" status per Speccy.

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

You can download the AVG removal tool on this site.

 

Did you have to correct the system time when you first booted? I see signs of a CMOS battery failing.

 

Are you getting a SMART warning every time you power on the system? Have you tried running a chkdsk scan?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yes I did have to correct the system time.  I'm not sure what a SMART warning is but I do have to hit F1 everytime to get it to boot up.  I did run chkdsk, it ran over night and the next morning it was finished and left nothing on screen it just shut itself down.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:14 PM

OK, two things:

 

If you're getting a SMART Warning or Drive 0 Disc Seek error- 'please press F1 to continue' then that means your hard drive is on its last legs. The SMART warning (Shows in Speccy) is a failsafe that is tripped by failing hard drives, I think all hard drives have these built it. It's a warning for you to save your data as the hard drive failure is IMMINENT.

 

Also, a chkdsk scan doesn't shut down the computer (unless you do it from command line and add the extra command to do so), so it sounds like your chkdsk scan failed, another sign of a dying drive.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:28 PM

It didn't shut down the computer.  It just ran through and it must have been clear and just closed out.  So what can I do to avoid this supposed imminent failing drive?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

As it is failing, all you can do is back up any personal data. I would recommend keeping the system turned off as much as possible until you decide what you want to do. You can buy a comparable sized hard drive and 'clone' the new one off the old one, giving you a perfect replacement. Or you may decide to merely back up your data and invest in a new system. The choice is yours.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:56 PM

Ok is there anyway it's not failing?  And maybe it just needs a new fan?



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

The fan? Are you referring to the fan on the motherboard? That's for the CPU. The hard drive is small silver case inside the computer that's approximately 3.5" by 5".

 

Like this:

 

hard_drive.jpg



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

Zachj, two and now (including me) three people have warned you to immediately back up your drive, you are about to lose everything on it. The drive is going to die, that is why it is running progressively slower and is giving you SMART warning messages. S.M.A.R.T., an acronym standing for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology, is incorporated on all the major  manufacturers' drives. If you just cannot accept that, then here is another thing you can do to test your drive, but be warned that this drive is going to go belly-up any moment.  Here is my canned instruction:
 

*Download Seatools For DOS (free) from my link; in the site screen, click "DOWNLOADS" tab, then "Seatools For DOS". Burn it to a CD. Reboot with it in your drive. In the screen that appears, first check that SMART has (or has not) been tripped. Then click the upper left corner of the screen for the short test and let it run. It will notify you either Pass or Fail. This is from Seagate Corp. but will test all other drives, not just Seagate.

 

I suggest that you use Macrium Reflect (free edition) to create an image of the entire partition (hard drive if you have only one partition on it) and store it on a separate hard drive or a DVD disk so that you can restore after you have replaced your current drive.

 

And, if one of your box fans has failed, make sure that it just didn't come unplugged. If it is plugged in to a power cable and not turning, it must be replaced. It's easy and they don't cost much. Newegg.com has a lot of them. But a failed circulation fan will not give you a SMART warning message or cause your computer to run slower.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

when my computer runs slow and I cannot tolerate that , I will reset a system,always. Hope no damage to my PC.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:12 AM

zachj

 

Very good advice from members here.

 

Hope you get the new HDD installed and running without issues.

 

I'd recommend to purchase a spare HDD that's identical or larger than your existing HDD in order to have a spare HDD available for future use.

 

Once you get your new HDD installed and working normally, you can then use "Macrium Reflect" (free ver) as ranchhand1 mentioned, to store a full-HDD image for future recovery use or you can use the Cloning option with Macrium and clone your working HDD to the spare HDD.

 

I'm using Macrium as one of my cloning and full-HDD imaging tools as well as couple other tools.  I like to verify the complete-HDD recovery methodology to be prepared for future needs, such as HDD failures or malicious intrusion recovery.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

Thanks guys for all the info..will follow the advice above.




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