Computer Newbie Questions-Don't get too pissed at me

By IhatePCs
Jan 19, 2007
  1. 1.How can I completely clean my computer out? Like wipe out everything except the software that initially came with it. Isn't there a disc I can use or one I can buy.

    2.And my Control Alt Delete function won't worked. It worked a few days ago. Since then, i downloaded Mozilla and LIme wire. It stopped once I downloaded limewire. And I just uninstalled it and Control Alt Delete still won't work. Any ideas??
  2. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    Unless you bought a pre-built computer or made an image of your computer when you first installed it, that's not possible. If CTRL-ALT-DEl doesn't workk, just go to Start - Run - taskmgr.exe and press Enter...
  3. IhatePCs

    IhatePCs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did that and it said something like "Currently in use" or something like that. I'll check again when I get home. The comp seems find other wise except for the task manager stuff.
  4. IhatePCs

    IhatePCs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Another program is currently using this file

    That's exactly what it says
  5. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    ......Try downloading Process Explorer from Sysinternals, run it, and see if you can close taskmgr.exe that way.
  6. IhatePCs

    IhatePCs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Did it but had no clue if i downloaded the right thing..anyway, I downloaded it and I'm looking for it now

    Also, I just uninstalled Limewire, but it keeps flashing on my page for some reason. And I get this too. I'll explain in more detail later.


    Corrupted installation. Try downloading and installing again

    LimeWire version 4.13.0
    Java version 1.5.0_09 from Sun Microsystems Inc.
    Windows XP v. 5.1 on x86
    Free/total memory: 31047328/33357824

    com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader$StartupFailedException: file [LimeWire.jar] has hash of [C4E9E669A24117B6A477FF3C6FA94194] instead of expected [0B27FDA0142B4B9559F936A9C3EBBDB8]
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.verifyHashes(
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.sanityCheck(
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.GUILoader.load(
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
    at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(


    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\clink.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095453093
    SIZE: 622008

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\commons-httpclient.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095453312
    SIZE: 459988

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\commons-logging.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095453500
    SIZE: 59154

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\commons-net.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095453718
    SIZE: 355370

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\commons-pool.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095453906
    SIZE: 158968

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\COPYING
    LAST MODIFIED: 1162240398833
    SIZE: 18349

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\daap.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095454109
    SIZE: 375837

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\data.ser
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261556138
    SIZE: 358

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\donotremove.htm
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261555826
    SIZE: 0

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\GenericWindowsUtils.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261551091
    SIZE: 12279

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\hashes
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261723404
    SIZE: 298

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\i18n.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095454296
    SIZE: 25678

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\icu4j.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095454515
    SIZE: 741440

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\id3v2.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095454703
    SIZE: 94018

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\install.log
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272647578
    SIZE: 0

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jcraft.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095454953
    SIZE: 136693

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jdic.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1162240396145
    SIZE: 110592

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jdic.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095455140
    SIZE: 96604

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jdic_stub.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095455328
    SIZE: 64119

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jl011.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095455531
    SIZE: 255016

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\jmdns.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095455703
    SIZE: 69306

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\language.prop
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272334984
    SIZE: 4

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
    LAST MODIFIED: 1162240397770
    SIZE: 147456

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.ico
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261555810
    SIZE: 92854

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095452265
    SIZE: 8129840

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.jar.tmp
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272339062
    SIZE: 7117582

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire20.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261553326
    SIZE: 40960

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\log4j.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095455937
    SIZE: 677952

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261556169
    SIZE: 7171

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\looks.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095456187
    SIZE: 630634

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261543747
    SIZE: 114510

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\MessagesBundles.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095452687
    SIZE: 3572640

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\mp3sp14.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095456359
    SIZE: 40064

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\PackedJars.7z
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261647451
    SIZE: 2305127

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\pmf.ico
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261555904
    SIZE: 3262

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\ProgressTabs.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095452859
    SIZE: 5786

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\root
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272334968
    SIZE: 0

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\SOURCE
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261556060
    SIZE: 268

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\spacer.gif
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261558701
    SIZE: 49

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\SystemUtilities.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1162240395801
    SIZE: 81920

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\themes.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095456515
    SIZE: 766039

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\tray.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1162240397192
    SIZE: 45056

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\tritonus.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095456718
    SIZE: 152711

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\unpack.log
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272339062
    SIZE: 587

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\UnpackedJars.7z
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272346203
    SIZE: 3738835

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\unpackedJars.tmp
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169272348218
    SIZE: 17472404

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\update.ver
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261547935
    SIZE: 3810

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\vorbis.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095456890
    SIZE: 27215

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\WindowsFirewall.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261553404
    SIZE: 61440

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\WindowsV5PlusUtils.dll
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261553451
    SIZE: 12808

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\xml-apis.jar
    LAST MODIFIED: 1169095457078
    SIZE: 207655

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\xml.war
    LAST MODIFIED: 1156261549482
    SIZE: 8423
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Make a Windows ME boot disk (I know you may not have Windows ME, but it worked for me and I have XP), place it in your floppy drive, and restart the computer. When it asks you, start w/o cd support and at the prompt, type in;

    format (name of drive)

    STEP 2

    If you have a Windows XP cd, start it up and delete the appropriate partition.

    These methods will format and erase all information leaving no Operating System left. If you need to buy a system restore disk, contact your computer brand support center.
  8. IhatePCs

    IhatePCs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    God, I hate computers
  9. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    DO NOT FOLLOW cfitzarl's ADVICE! You will lose ALL your files!

    Go to the Security forum instead, your PC is infected with viruses (your own fault for getting LimeWire!).
    Check the Read: posts there first
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I stated that in the post. No need for bold there. I suggested that he get a recovery disk.
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Never download Limewire; I would guess that 75% of the stuff there are viruses.
  12. IhatePCs

    IhatePCs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Son of a *****

    My own fault...damn it all.
  13. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Posts: 429

    Ain't Nothin Wrong With Limewire!
  14. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    No offense meant, but what do you know at age 14?
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