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  • System Specifications:
    504 MB RAM OS: Windows XP 933MHz Total Drive Space: 18.0 GB, Some Rubbish Graphics Chip!, Laptop
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  1. Unfortunately I do not have access to another machine
  2. Hi guys, I am having some trouble with a new PC build, I was hoping someone could assist me! The problem is that my hard drive is not being detected in the BIOS, therefore when trying to install windows 7, nothing is to be found... HDD and Mobo: Item: Hitachi 2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 7200rpm 64MB Cache Item: Asus M5A97 PRO 970 Socket AM3+ 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard I have spent most of the day looking at this and very stumped. I have tried installing drivers, checking cables, and altering the bios settings but no luck yet. I'd appreciate any guidance! Thanks!
  3. Hi there, I'd avoid purchasing anything from PC World, they tend to have poorer spec machines and at rip off prices. I have been using Dells for many years now and all of my laptops are still running without problem. I would highly recommend them. The difference between 2.2GHz and a dual core 1.8GHz is simply that the dual core is 1.8*2=3.6GHz which would outperform (all else equal) the 2.2GHz machine. Either way, which ever machine you choose try and get the most RAM for your money. Best of luck, j
  4. Ah that is all very interesting! I went another way (kawika I am like you!), I created a "windsurfer" which actually increased "the number of bars" on my laptop by 2 when sitting in the garage. Here's the link: http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html Thank you all again for your help in this matter! J
  5. Hi guys, thanks again for the help. I took your recommendations and purchased a Belkin N1: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage...oduct_Id=377018 However, the router did not reach the garage! I was very surprised as this router is 2 levels above my original G+. I have since moved the router into the room closest to the garage (approx 8 metres closer) and now I get 1 or 2 bars on my receiver which works fine for what I need! I figure there must be some sort of interference towards the end of my garden but still an odd problem. Thank you all very much for your help!
  6. To report back, I have had a look through various repeaters/extenders have found a lot of reviews saying that they are very difficult to setup/have a lot of problems with them - I am rather short on time at the moment so I would prefer something easy so have opted for the N wireless upgrade. However, I do have one concern regarding the N router. As I am living in London England there is a lot of congestion around here and the N routers I have seen do not guarantee the signal distance. Is it likely that it will reach without problem? Also, with my laptop(s) would I have to purchase new wireless cards to ensure the signal is received? My laptop(s) are relatively new so I am hoping they will be good enough. I look forward to your replies! I appreciate the help very much.
  7. Fantastic, thank you very much for the help both of you! I will try them out and report back within the week. Much appreciated, J
  8. Dear all, I have a question that I hope you can help with. I currently have my wireless network setup for my home which works fine without any problems. However, I would like to have wireless in my garage which is approx 150 feet away, my wireless currently does not reach this far! I could run cables from my current router out to my garage using my spare ethernet ports at the back of the router to create a wired connection however, I would really prefer having a wireless setup out there, if possible. Is this problem as simple as purchasing another wireless router and running a single cable from my current router to the new router's "internet in" ethernet port then configuring the wireless on the new router? Or would this throw up problems? Alternatively, is there anything else I can do? Thanks very much! J
  9. Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I used http://www.download.com/PC-Decrapifier/300...4-10636481.html, I dare not to touch the service pack unless i mess something up! It still randomly jars up - most recently when transfering files my from external hard drive; I was moving a number of files which totalled 6GB, the moving box said "not responding" until the file transfer was complete... :S
  10. Hi guys, thank you for your reply! I have that up now, I am defragging again from the advice. Is there anything else?
  11. Hey all, This problem has been bugging me for a while now so I thought i'd get your advice on this! I picked up a new Dell XPS M1530 laptop a couple months ago, I maxed it out with the best components so I have a Dual Core 2Ghz, 4GB Ram, and a nice 256MB Nvidia graphics card... The only problem is that it comes with Vista! I have never had any problems with XP (I downgraded my old laptop from Dell from Vista as I found that one laggy with Vista as well!) but with Vista I get random internet explorer crashes when I am on sites like youtube which goes off maybe every couple of hours. I have checked for viruses/spyware/trojans and it's all clean. I use spybot and adaware to clean my system regularly. And there is no fragmentation. Also not many unneccessary start up programs are running & all software is up to date. At the moment I am running on "Performance" mode, so everything looks like Windows 95/98 but I still get the random lags... Do you guys have any ideas? Is Vista just carrying some bugs? Thanks in advance, J
  12. Hey there Thanks for the reply. Yes i tried to clean it in safemode and my system restore is disabled I'll post there now ty
  13. UPDATE: I just had a look through the hijack this scan and saw the trojan was on the list, i've deleted it off - hopefully it can be removed now Update 2: Well that didn't solve the problem.. It still says Access Denied. I've updated the Hijack This scan log Dear all, For the past 2-3 weeks I have been having warnings from avast + AVG that I have a trojan (see print screen). The problem is that I have performed numerous online scans and used many other programs to remove it but to no avail. Avast and AVG simply give me a Access Denied error when I try and move to chest. Booting in Safemode also doesn't help at all... Please help me!! I've also done a Hijack this which I will put below (just to cover all bases). Thanks in Advance Image of trojan: Click Here Hijack This Log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 4:33:26 PM, on 1/5/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxsrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe C:\Program Files\BitTorrent_DNA\dna.exe C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\Dot1XCfg.exe C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashSimpl.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.bham.ac.uk/ R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157 R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896 R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896 R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157 O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GRA8E1~1.DLL O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file) O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A49737D9-BEA6-41E7-A074-0940B5F7435F} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\hccoi.dll O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdm2.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelZeroConfig] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [intelWireless] "C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel PROSet/Wireless O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snpstd3] C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe" O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033 O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [bitTorrent DNA] "C:\Program Files\BitTorrent_DNA\dna.exe" O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM') O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user') O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm O8 - Extra context menu item: Download video with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlfvideo.htm O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000 O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra button: Upload - {FD4E2FF8-973C-4A19-89BD-8E86B3CFCFE1} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\FUM\fumiebtn.dll O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupd...b?1194893615842 O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cab O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLL O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe (file missing) O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Event Log (EvtEng) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Registry Service (RegSrvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless Service (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe O23 - Service: Sygate Personal Firewall (SmcService) - Sygate Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe O23 - Service: Intel® PROSet/Wireless SSO Service (WLANKEEPER) - Intel® Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE -- End of file - 10636 bytes
  14. Okay thanks very much, how would i find which drivers I need?
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