Fixing another PC

By circusboy01 ยท 12 replies
Sep 13, 2011
  1. L have a Compaq Computer that got so messed up. I had to buy this one. In a way I'm kind of glad it Crashed. Because I really like this Lenovo. Especially since it's running so good .
    I'd like to get the Compag running again. I refuse to believe it's down for good
    I had installed Ubuntu. wasn't using it. Because my USB stick wasn't strong enough.
    Here's where it's mostly guesswork on my part.I used a Windows program.It was already installed on the computer It was supposed get rid of old links and other stuff. I don't know for sure. But, I think it thought the Ubuntu was something that shouldn't be there. Because It crashed while the program was still running.
    Somehow all I could get on screen was Windows Media. I could not go to Malwarebytes Superantispyware,HijackThis or anything like that.
    I would like to try to fix it by Loading all I would need on a USb Drives, and plug them into the Compaq, and see if I could fix it. I need your help. I need to know which things to put on the USB. Which ones should be used first. Just anything I would need to know to get the PC up and running again. I'm guessing the first thing I would do would load HyJack This On to a USB and download it on to the compaq.
    /Thanks in advance for the help I will recieve.
    Last quick question. While I'm fixing the problems. The Compaq doesn't need to be Online. Right? Ray
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    You have several other active, recent threads. You should know by now what logs we need.

    If you would like us to check the system for malware, please follow the steps in the Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal thread HERE.

    NOTE: If you already have any of the scanning programs on the computer, please remove them and download the versions in these links.

    When you have finished, leave the logs for review in your next reply .
    NOTE: Logs must be pasted in the replies. Attached logs will not be reviewed.
    You can load the programs on a flash drive if you cannot access the Internet< then connrct to the problem computer and run the programs. Share with me please> what is the source of all these computers you're working on?
    My Guidelines: please read and follow:
    • Be patient. Malware cleaning takes time and I am also working with other members while I am helping you.
    • Read my instructions carefully. If you don't understand or have a problem, ask me.
    • If you have questions, or if a program doesn't work, stop and tell me about it. Don't try to get around it yourself.
    • Follow the order of the tasks I give you. Order is crucial in cleaning process.
    • File sharing programs should be uninstalled or disabled during the cleaning process..
    • Observe these:
      [o] Don't use any other cleaning programs or scans while I'm helping you.
      [o] Don't use a Registry cleaner or make any changes in the Registry.
      [o] Don't download and install new programs- except those I give you.
    • Please let me know if there is any change in the system.

    If I don't get a reply from you in 5 days, the thread will be closed. If your problem persist, you can send a PM to reopen it.

    As has been previously requeted, you do not nerd to quote my replies in our following posts.
  3. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    I don't understand what you mean by what's the source of all these computers. I have two The Lenovo that has already been fixed.( thinks again Broni ), and the compaq which I would like to get fixed. Is there a reason you worded it, like I have multi computers? I will be loading my Virus and Malware protection,from my working PC Lenovo and downloading them into my Compaq. So I will need to know how I can tell when their finished loading, and how I can tell if the programs have been successfully
    loaded into the Compaq.. Can I use just one USB Drive? By loading one program into the USB Downloading it into the PC. uninstalling from the USB and loading another program, and so on?
    I know I have a lot of questions,and I might have more.I just wanted to get them asked now. Instead of having then slow down progress once we get started. Ray. ,
  4. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    Ran my first Boot time scan on my Lenovo.

    Please believe me.I am not just going around Helter Scalter Asking for help on one machine, then asking for help on another. Before the first one is fixed. I know better.
    But, like I said above I ran a boot time scan on my Lenovo.
    It found 5 problems. Data Error 42125 E zip archive is corrupted
    bin. Error. 42145 installer archive is corrupted ( 3 times )
    .exe Error 42126 RAR archive is corrupted.
    Yet when the scan is over it says 0 problems. ( problems is a paraphrase for a word I can't remember.)
    As you know I was planning on using this PC (the Lenovo) to load Anti Malware/ Anti virus into USB Drives and use them to try to fix my Compaq.
    After seeing what the Lenovo Boot scan found. Can I still go ahead And use Lenovo to try to fix the Compaq? Or do I need to fix the problems the Boot scan found on Lenovo first. Thanks Ray
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Please follow the steps in the preliminary Virus and Malware thread if you would like us to check for malware.
  6. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    I'll start on that right away Ray
  7. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    Ran MBAM Log is saved.

    About Gmer. You say to download it using Main Mirror. I used Google Search window,and Yahoo window. Could only find downloads through Software---cnet---and Softpedia. I even tried Main Mirror GMER, and GMER Main Mirror
    I could not find a GMER download through Main Mirror. Or zipper Mirror Either.
    Which of the sources I mentioned should I use? Ray
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    We have links for you to use in all the programs we ask you to run

    Please download GMER: Go to this site and click on Download EXE. Save the file to your desktop
    Two other links for the download should you need one:
    Link 2
    Link 3

    The 3 entries above in bold blue are hyperlinks. 'Main Mirror' has an embedded link. You don't go search for 'Man Mirror.' Clicking on any one of them should bring up the download. You don't need to do a search for the download..
  9. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    Thank you very much. Sorry for the delay. Can't start again until tomorrow early evening RAY
  10. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    recipientsMalwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    Database version: 7719

    Windows 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
    Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421

    9/14/2011 9:32:16 PM
    mbam-log-2011-09-14 (21-32-16).txt

    Scan type: Quick scan
    Objects scanned: 176242
    Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 42 second(s)

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 0

    Memory Processes Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Infected:
    (No malicious items detected)

    Downloaded GMER.Turned off Real time protection. Disconnected from Internet. Opened GMER.It scanned for about 1 maybe 2 seconds.Clicked save. Notepad opened up blank.Clicked scan. it scanned for a long time. Don't know how to save scan to Desktop. So I guess you'll just have to settle for results. "GMER Hasn't Found ANY System Modifications"

    DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01)
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Install Date: 8/16/2011 3:36:16 AM
    System Uptime: 9/16/2011 7:13:53 PM (4 hours ago)
    Motherboard: LENOVO | | To be filled by O.E.M.
    Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5800 @ 3.20GHz | CPU 1 | 3203/200mhz
    ==== Disk Partitions =========================
    C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 906 GiB total, 857.532 GiB free.
    D: is CDROM ()
    ==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
    ==== System Restore Points ===================
    RP37: 9/7/2011 3:00:12 AM - Windows Update
    RP38: 9/11/2011 8:03:13 PM - Windows Update
    RP39: 9/12/2011 11:39:20 AM - Installed inSSIDer 2.0
    RP40: 9/12/2011 11:45:32 AM - Revo Uninstaller's restore point - Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    RP41: 9/12/2011 11:46:38 AM - Revo Uninstaller's restore point - Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
    RP42: 9/12/2011 11:47:00 AM - Removed Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX.
    RP43: 9/12/2011 11:47:43 AM - Revo Uninstaller's restore point - 50 FREE MP3s +1 Free Audiobook!
    RP44: 9/14/2011 12:31:36 PM - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 27
    RP45: 9/14/2011 8:47:17 PM - Revo Uninstaller's restore point - McAfee Security Scan Plus
    RP46: 9/14/2011 10:43:57 PM - Installed Java(TM) 7 (64-bit)
    RP47: 9/14/2011 10:46:32 PM - Windows Update
    ==== Installed Programs ======================
    Adobe Reader X (10.1.1)
    Audials TV
    avast! Free Antivirus
    Belarc Advisor 8.2
    FanSpeedControl Update Checker
    Google Chrome
    Google Update Helper
    Java Auto Updater
    Java(TM) 6 Update 27
    Junk Mail filter update
    Lenovo Driver and Application Installation
    Lenovo Rescue System
    LXH-JME2207FN Hotkey Driver
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware version
    Mesh Runtime
    Messenger Companion
    Microsoft Office 2010
    Microsoft Silverlight
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
    Mozilla Firefox 6.0 (x86 en-US)
    NETGEAR WNA1100 wireless USB 2.0 adapter
    Quick Startup
    Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader
    Revo Uninstaller 1.93
    Secunia PSI (
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2518870)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2539636)
    Spybot - Search & Destroy
    SpywareBlaster 4.4
    tinySpell 1.9.40
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2468871)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2533523)
    Winamp Detector Plug-in
    Windows Live Communications Platform
    Windows Live Essentials
    Windows Live Installer
    Windows Live Mail
    Windows Live Mesh
    Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections
    Windows Live Messenger
    Windows Live Messenger Companion Core
    Windows Live Movie Maker
    Windows Live Photo Common
    Windows Live Photo Gallery
    Windows Live PIMT Platform
    Windows Live SOXE
    Windows Live SOXE Definitions
    Windows Live Sync
    Windows Live UX Platform
    Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack
    Windows Live Writer
    Windows Live Writer Resources
    ==== End Of File ===========================

    Just like with Broni Not sure if I got both logs. But i've got to say I'm proud of the progress I've made. Compared to the progress I made when Broni,was helping me.
  11. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    There is another log From DDS> it's called DDS.txt. Please paste it into your nexr reply.
  12. circusboy01

    circusboy01 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 799   +16

    I'm not going to be able to find and send that other log for you. I could never find it for Broni either. But you know what this computer is working pretty good. Despite what the Boot Scan said. Of cource I wanted to fix the Boot scan problems. Mostly because I knew I was going to load my Malware protection on to a flashdrive,and try to use it to repair my other computer. The Compaq.. It turns out that just a flashdrive full of anti virus and anti malware isn't going to fix the Compaq. I wont bother you with details but The first restore disk only goes to !8% complete. Then says it can't fix it . Lots more details but again, I'm not going to bother you with them Ray.
  13. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    We never really got started here. Curious you can't find the other DDS log> It's created at the same time and the one you left.

    Since it appears that these issues on the computer cannot be resolved, I'm going to close the thread.

    You can remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created
    • Download OTCleanIt by OldTimer and save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click OTCleanIt.exe.
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
    • Select Yes when the "Begin cleanup Process?" prompt appears.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    • The tool will delete itself once it finishes.
    Note: If you receive a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the internet, please allow it to do so.

    Note: If any tool, file or folder (belonging to the program we have used) hasn't been deleted, please delete it manually.
    • You should now set a new Restore Point and remove the old restore points to prevent infection from any previous Restore Points.
    • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools
    • Click "System Restore".
    • Choose "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next".
    • Give the Restore Point a name> click "Create".
    • Go back and follow the path to > System Tools.
      [*]Choose Disc Cleanup
      [*]Click "OK" to select the partition or drive you want.
      [*]Click the "More Options" Tab.
      [*]Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous Restore Points except the newly created one.

    Empty the Recycle Bin
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