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Do you have a DELL computer?


DSD is "Dell System Detect"


I think this can be uninstalled or disable. If you should go to the Dell website to scan for driver updates or something else associated it will request you download the tool again.

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Yes, it's a Dell Precision T1500. So to be sure I understand:

1) You think it's a good idea to find and disable or install DSD.

2) If in the future I go to Dell online for anything, it will ask me to download again, and at that point I can decline, or will need to disable/unistall again.


Not sure why, but after uninstalling DSD, went to IE/run as admin and Overdrive test then worked. Here is link to results: http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=25768030

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Thanks for the Overdrive link.


Please download and install the recommended updated Chipset drivers here:





Another issue that is revealed with your test results is that your hard drive itself is choking your Windows installation.


You are showing only 7% free space on your C drive with the Windows installation.


Windows machines run into many problems as soon as their hard drive real estate drops below 40% free.
Files fragment faster, swap files can become corrupted and overall performance becomes sluggish. Your test results are showing high fragmentation as well.
Back up what you can to an external hard drive, burn pictures or files that you do not use on a regular basis to DVDs or CDs or even USB flash drives, uninstall any programs or games that are no longer used if applicable, etc.
Then defrag the c drive thoroughly.
Performance and errors will smooth out by giving Windows a bit more elbow room on a C drive.
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Okay. Have moved virtually all docs, pics, sound & video to external hard drive. Turned machine on this morning and when I try to launch any MS Office app I get a window, "Preparing to Install" followed by "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Single Image 2010". Was typing this message a little while ago and machine suddenly rebooted, not cleanly apparently as before because it offered me the chance to come up in safe mode. I let the installer for single image run and a few seconds later, Outlook and other MS Office applications will run. This is so weird. I'll defrag this morning. C Drive properties: Used Space = 354 GB, Free Space = 109 GB.

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downloaded and unzipped the chipset drivers from the link provided before. Actually did this twice, saving to Desktop on second go, to more easily locate. Three new files showed up on Desktop - ia64, X64 and Win7. Contents of Win 7 folder:

14 *.inf items and 14 *.cat items. What next?

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When you extract the drivers from the Dell zip file, it will create a folder at C:\Dell\Drivers\66K52

Open that Folder and double click the Setup file there. This will initiate the chipset installation.

Follow the prompts and reboot when completed.


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Of course we will miss you. But I ain't holding my breath either :)


Even after you get your computer in tip top shape, we have other forums for you to look over and become familiar with.

I think we offer valuable info in other ways as well.

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There's no doubt. May I make a contribution on your behalf to your favorite charity (or to you?) I've told a number of people how much support I got from you here. Truly remarkable. By the way, should uninstall the tools you recommended, change IE security back to medium high, change the settings for showing hidden files?

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I'm looking for the PCPitStop donation link, till then



Don't miss or skip this next step, this will remove malicious files from quarantine and set a clean restore point.


Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the full text path in the run box


ComboFix /Uninstall


Note the space between the x and the /U, it needs to be there.




AFZxnZc.jpg DelFix

  • Please download DelFix

    or from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/delfix/ and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Double-click DelFix.exe to run the programme.
  • Place a checkmark next to the following items:
    • Activate UAC
    • Remove disinfection tools
  • Click the Run button.
-- This will remove the specialised tools we used to disinfect your system. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click the file + delete).



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