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Hello,

I just made a fresh install of XP Pro SP1 on a new PC with a SCSI disk as
boot drive.
Everything went fine, until I removed the XP install CD from the CD drive.
Since that time, I got at boot time:
"Searching for Boot Record from SCSI..Not Found"

If I put back the Install CD in the CD drive, it boots fine, on the disk,
and works perfectly !!
But without CD, no way.

I tried to do a "fixmbr c:", an fdisk /MBR, no luck.
But the boot record is on the disk, I can see it with Partition Magic, see
at the end of this post
The SCSI controller is an old Diamond Fireport, that I used in another PC,
never had a problem to boot before.
The PC is an HP VL420 with latest BIOS, I went through all BIOS screen but
did not see anything I could change

One thing I tried, that worked temporarily, was to reinstall XP over the 1st
install.
But after 2 or 3 reboot, the same problem went back

Thanks for helping

================================================== ==========================
===============================
PowerQuest PartitionInfo 8.0 -- Windows NT/2000 Version
Date Generated: 11/07/04 15:00:22
Copyright (c)1994-2002, PowerQuest Corporation
Permission is granted for this utility to be freely copied so long
as it is not modified in any way. All other rights are reserved.

PowerQuest, makers of PartitionMagic(r), Drive Image(tm), and DriveCopy(tm),
can be reached at:
Voice: 801-437-8900
Fax: 801-226-8941
Web site: http://www.powerquest.com/support/
E-mail:




I need help on how to do : formating the hardrive, and
when I am instaling windows if I delete the partition
will I lose all the infomation I have in my computer?

Thank you,

Sandy




I have a few WIN98SE machines I am thinking of upgrading
to XP Home. I built and maintain these machines myself.
I have read inside-out and nutshell, sniffed around the
web, posted a few places, and gotten good answers to all
my questions, except for two.....

1) I am anal about backups. I use PKZIP for incrementals
daily, fulls weekly. I have restored several crashed
disks by simply buying a new disk, hooking it up as a
2ndary IDE disk to another machine, initing it (SYS),
restoring the last PKZIP backup, and the plugging the disk
into the machine that had the crash and booting up. I
understand I never backed up files open for writing but
this wasn't a problem.

I would think that I can do the same thing in XP using
NTBACKUP (or, even PKZIP again). backup all files/folders
to a backup file on a different machine, and if the disk
crashes - get a new one, make it bootable, expand the last
backup on it, move it to the target machine.

However, many people (without specifics) say no, there's
something magic on those XP disks that makes the O/S more
than the sum of what's in its files and folders, and you
must use a disk-imaging program (ghost, diskimage) or you
will never restore a crashed disk.

So - what's the scoop - is there information that I need
to recover on an XP system that cannot be captured by
backing up all files and folders? what is this
information?

ps - yes, I'm hoping to use NTFS if that helps.
================================================

2) One machine has 15 years legacy of old professional tax
preparation programs and their data files. Some were DOS,
some were WIN95, etc. So - I'm --thinking-- of making
this machine dual boot. That is - installing WINXP on a
different partition than WIN98. Going through the smaller
set of current apps and re-installing those that don't
just work under XP (one nice thing about financial apps is
they make light use of the O/S , registry, Active X, etc),
and leave the legacy of old programs alone, accessing them
under the old WIN98 O/S if needed. My concerns a

1) Will the old O/S suffer 'software rot' because of stuff
(installs, etc) that happen under XP, such that a year
from now I won't be able to boot.

2)Will the dual boot environment have negative side
effects affecting maintenance, etc.

3) currently my C: partition has just apps, my D:
partition has even more apps, and the WIN98SE O/S. I was
planning to put XP on the C: partition. Should I create a
new partition JUST for the XP home OS?

again - planning to use NTFS if I can.

thanks!
/j

thanks
/j




My automatic download of SP2 started this morning -- and completely wiped
out the 600MB of free space I had left on my C: drive! I was rather
started, since the only information I had from the Microsoft Web site was
that this was a 233MB download. However, after some searching around the
Microsoft site this morning, I found the following statement:
What to Expect
Hard disk space: You need at least 1.8 gigabytes (GB) of free space on your
hard disk.

Say *WHAT*??? 1.8GB???? What the *heck* is in this thing, anyway? I don't
HAVE 1.8GB of free space left. So that brings up three questions:

1) Is there any way to do this update "in steps", so that it doesn't require
all that space at once?
2) Is there any way to use another drive/partition for this download, rather
than C:?
3) What can I "clean up", that would give me more space? How many of these
files (and files from past updates) are "temporary", and are just saved on
C: for possible future reference?

Here are examples of directories that have *tons* of files, and take up huge
amounts of space. I'm wondering what they are, and if they can be removed.
(I've had my XP system for two years, and have been doing regular updates
that entire time. I suspect that's why I have do much "lying around"...)

C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution -- 6 folders, over 650MB of space!! (and
this is where the SP2 download is currently downloading, it seems)
C:WindowsInstaller -- 193 folders, almost 200MB
C:WindowsServicePackFilesI386 -- over 1100 files, 260MB
C:Windows$NtUninstall* -- 56 folders, mostly small but some are many MB
C:WindowsDownloaded Installations -- 3 folders, over 40MB

Are there any other areas I should look into? How about my
C:WindowsSystem32 folder? Just in that folder alone there are almost 3000
files, totalling almost 500MB!!! Is there any way to "clean out" ones that
aren't needed any more?

I believe that there are a LOT of files that have accumulated over two
years -- and ones which simply aren't needed. I've always done all of the
"normal" maintenance to keep my drives clean, but now I apparently need some
*significant* help. ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME.
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Frank Nicodem




I have Acer notebook (aspire 1356LCi) with AMD Athlon XP-M 2800+, 512
MB DDR RAM and 60 GB 7200rpm UATA hard drive. Operating system is
originally Windows XP Home edition with SP1.

There has been no problems with SP1 but when I installed SP2 (final
release) a couple a weeks ago computer started to boot quite a bit
slower than with SP1. I traced the issue with Bootvis (the latest
version) and it shows that Shell starts remarkably slower than it did
with SP1.

Shell Starting times:

SP1 Shell: 0.79 sec

SP2 Shell: 12.47 sec

You can see detailed information about Boot Activity and Driver Delay:

http://members.tiscali.fi/markkvi/bootvis.jpg

My both installations are very much alike (only difference between SP1
and SP2 measured here is that I have disabled the internal modem in
SP2 installation but that does not affect upon the shell problem).

I have defragged system partition many times and also used bootvis to
optimize it. No help.

I have made a new User Profile and that helped awhile but after a few
reboots the situation is still the same.

Is there still something I could try?

I have Image files (both SP1 and SP2) therefore I can restore which
one I like whenever I like.

I have also installed SP2 to my desktop (with XP Pro) and there has
not been any problems. Booting time is also as quick as it was with
SP1.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Markku Virtanen




I am having the same problem, you might go to the
motherboard company and get the latest bios that might
help, you'll need to do a bios flash. Older motherboards
don't have the capability to see beyond the 130s.

Walt

-----Original Message-----
Hello everyone,

I use Win XP Pro, Win 98 SE, Win ME, and Win95C all on
one machine. I use
the program called bootmagic from powerquest (I believe
symantec owns
powerquest now) to enable me to boot to either one of
the OS's (operating
systems) I just mentioned. I recently bought a 200 GIG
Maxtor hard drive
and transferred the data to this hard drive via
partition magic 8. I know
Win XP Pro with the correct patch file applied off the
Maxtor website will
be able to see the full 200 GIG Maxtor hard drive but I
am wondering what
about the other OS's. Will they all see the full 200
gig Maxtor hard drive
as well? and will they all be able to access and save
files to the full 200
gigs without data corruption? The motherboard that I
own is a P6VAP-A+ from
ECS (www.ecsusa.com). Apparently the motherboard BIOS
is only able to see
136 Gigs but with WinXP Pro and the patch I received
from Maxtor's website,
WinXP Pro is able to see the full 200 GIG Drive. What
is the limit for each
of the above OS in recognizing hard drive capacities? I
would like to use
the Ghost 7.5 program from powerquest
in DOS mode but will DOS be able to see this 200 Gig
hard drive? What is
DOS's limitation in seeing lard hard drives? If I
partition the 200 gig
hard drive to the sizes that each OS can use (primary
drives, max of three
for each physical disk), how large will I be able to
create a
logical/extended drive (max of one extended drive with
unlimited smaller
drives within the extended drive) that all the OS can
see and use?

Thanks to everyone who responds.

Ismael

.




A short while ago I partitioned my Wester Digital 160g
7200 RPM hard drive (had about 20+ gigs unallocated
because the hard drive was bigger than windows XP could
recognize without a particular service pack, which i
later got) so it was now the original C drive (from the
original HDD), the D drive (which was the original drive
created from the added hard drive in question) and the H
drive (new partition from the added hard drive).

A few days after creating the partition, i opened the d
drive (where i have one folder for music, one folder for
backed up programs/files and not in folders were many
files waiting to be backed up on disk) and found that the
only thing in it was a small portion of files waiting to
be backed up.

I could search every hard drive for missing files (even
in hidden and system folders) but no track would be found.

However, if i look at the drive properties, all the hard
drive space is still used.

Not only that, but I run a file server that sends files
from this drive (every file on the server is one that is
now "missing") to whomever requests them. Even though
they are effectivly non-existant on my computer at this
point, my server is still capable of sending the files.

I need access to these files pronto so i need a solution
that will, preferrably, not wipe them out.

I tried restarting, it did nothing.
I tried a system restore but it told me that the hard
drive was either turned off or not monitored by system
restore (i tried anyway but neither the d or h drives
were listed in "my computer" after word so i unrestored)
I tried checking the cables to the hard drive, did nothing
I tried running a disk cleanup, returned a bunch of
unreadable sectors,deleted a few things...when done,
again, nothing was different.

I am now out of ideas, so I hope this is enough info to
help someone help me.

oh, and the partition that i created has had NO problems
throughout this endeavor with the exception of not being
found when i did the system restore.




this is a Hijack This startup log - as you can see, i am being hacked but i
don't know how to interpret all the data. i believe they created a hidden
partition on my drive, have taken over admin rights and are impersonating the
one user (vince) on the machine.

any help would be most appreciated!!!

sorry for posting such a large log file - the remainder is in a second post
with the same title

(config = winxp sp2 all udates - panasonic touchbook elite - broadband
access through shaw internet)

StartupList report, 1/27/2005, 3:33:50 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:Program Fileshijack tmpHijackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
* Including empty and uninteresting sections
* Showing rarely important sections
==================================================

Running processes:

C:WINDOWSSystem32smss.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32winlogon.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32services.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32lsass.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccSetMgr.exe
C:WINDOWSExplorer.EXE
C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccEvtMgr.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exe
C:Program FilesSymantec AntiVirusDefWatch.exe
C:Program FilesSymantec AntiVirusRtvscan.exe
C:Program FilesUPHCleanuphclean.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccApp.exe
C:PROGRA~1SYMANT~1VPTray.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32igfxtray.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32hkcmd.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32hkeyman.exe
C:Program FilesQuickTimeqttask.exe
C:PROGRA~1Mizotecxpnsbar.exe
C:Program FilesWinZipWZQKPICK.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32mmc.exe
C:WINDOWSPCHealthHelpCtrBinariesHelpCtr.exe
C:WINDOWSPCHealthHelpCtrBinariesHelpSvc.exe
C:WINDOWSPCHealthHelpCtrBinariesHelpHost.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32cmd.exe
C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32rundll32.exe
C:Program Fileshijack tmpHijackThis.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32NOTEPAD.EXE
C:WINDOWSsystem32taskmgr.exe
C:WINDOWSnotepad.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Listing of startup folders:

Shell folders Startup:
[C:Documents and SettingsVinceStart MenuProgramsStartup]
*No files*

Shell folders AltStartup:
*Folder not found*

User shell folders Startup:
*Folder not found*

User shell folders AltStartup:
*Folder not found*

Shell folders Common Startup:
[C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsStartup]
Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat
7.0Readerreader_sl.exe
WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:Program FilesWinZipWZQKPICK.EXE

Shell folders Common AltStartup:
*Folder not found*

User shell folders Common Startup:
*Folder not found*

User shell folders Alternate Common Startup:
*Folder not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]
UserInit = C:WINDOWSsystem32userinit.exe,

[HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWin logon]
*Registry key not found*

[HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon]
*Registry value not found*

[HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWin logon]
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun

ccApp = "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec SharedccApp.exe"
vptray = C:PROGRA~1SYMANT~1VPTray.exe
PCTVOICE = pctspk.exe
IgfxTray = C:WINDOWSsystem32igfxtray.exe
HotKeysCmds = C:WINDOWSsystem32hkcmd.exe
Hotkey = C:WINDOWSsystem32hkeyman.exe
QuickTime Task = "C:Program FilesQuickTimeqttask.exe" -atboottime
Mizo - XP Netstats Bar = C:PROGRA~1Mizotecxpnsbar.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Once

*No values found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun OnceEx

*No values found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Services

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ServicesOnce

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun

*No values found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Once

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun OnceEx

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Services

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ServicesOnce

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionRun

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionRun

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
*No subkeys found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Once
*No subkeys found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun OnceEx
*No subkeys found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Services
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ServicesOnce
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
*No subkeys found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Once
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun OnceEx
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun Services
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun ServicesOnce
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionRun
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionRun
*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .EXE:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellopencommand

(Default) = "%1" %*

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .COM:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTcomfileshellopencommand

(Default) = "%1" %*

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .BAT:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTbatfileshellopencommand

(Default) = "%1" %*

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .PIF:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTpiffileshellopencommand

(Default) = "%1" %*

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .SCR:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTscrfileshellopencommand

(Default) = "%1" /S

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .HTA:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOThtafileshellopencommand

(Default) = C:WINDOWSSystem32mshta.exe "%1" %*

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .TXT:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTtxtfileshellopencommand

(Default) = %SystemRoot%system32NOTEPAD.EXE %1

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftActive SetupInstalled Components
(* = disabled by HKCU twin)

[{22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95}]
StubPath = C:WINDOWSinfunregmp2.exe /ShowWMP

[{26923b43-4d38-484f-9b9e-de460746276c}] *
StubPath = %systemroot%system32shmgrate.exe OCInstallUserConfigIE

[{60B49E34-C7CC-11D0-8953-00A0C90347FF}MICROS] *
StubPath = RunDLL32 IEDKCS32.DLL,BrandIE4 SIGNUP

[{881dd1c5-3dcf-431b-b061-f3f88e8be88a}] *
StubPath = %systemroot%system32shmgrate.exe OCInstallUserConfigOE

[{2C7339CF-2B09-4501-B3F3-F3508C9228ED}] *
StubPath = %SystemRoot%system32regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:/UserInstall
%SystemRoot%system32themeui.dll

[{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%Outlook Expresssetup50.exe" /APP:OE
/CALLER:WINNT /user /install

[{44BBA842-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015B}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection
C:WINDOWSINFmsnetmtg.inf,NetMtg.Install.PerUser .NT

[{4b218e3e-bc98-4770-93d3-2731b9329278}] *
StubPath = %SystemRoot%System32rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection
MarketplaceLinkInstall 896 %systemroot%infie.inf

[{5945c046-1e7d-11d1-bc44-00c04fd912be}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection
C:WINDOWSINFmsmsgs.inf,BLC.QuietInstall.PerUser

[{6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}] *
StubPath = rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection
C:WINDOWSINFwmp.inf,PerUserStub

[{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%Outlook Expresssetup50.exe" /APP:WAB
/CALLER:WINNT /user /install

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4340}] *
StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
StubPath = %SystemRoot%system32ie4uinit.exe

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating ICQ Agent Autostart apps:
HKCUSoftwareMirabilisICQAgentApps

*Registry key not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Load/Run keys from C:WINDOWSWIN.INI:

load=*INI section not found*
run=*INI section not found*

Load/Run keys from Registry:

HKLM..Windows NTCurrentVersionWinLogon: load=*Registry value not found*
HKLM..Windows NTCurrentVersionWinLogon: run=*Registry value not found*
HKLM..WindowsCurrentVersionWinLogon: load=*Registry key not found*
HKLM..WindowsCurrentVersionWinLogon: run=*Registry key not found*
HKCU..Windows NTCurrentVersionWinLogon: load=*Registry value not found*
HKCU..Windows NTCurrentVersionWinLogon: run=*Registry value not found*
HKCU..WindowsCurrentVersionWinLogon: load=*Registry key not found*
HKCU..WindowsCurrentVersionWinLogon: run=*Registry key not found*
HKCU..Windows NTCurrentVersionWindows: load=
HKCU..Windows NTCurrentVersionWindows: run=*Registry value not found*
HKLM..Windows NTCurrentVersionWindows: load=*Registry value not found*
HKLM..Windows NTCurrentVersionWindows: run=*Registry value not found*
HKLM..Windows NTCurrentVersionWindows: AppInit_DLLs=

--------------------------------------------------

Shell & screensaver key from C:WINDOWSSYSTEM.INI:

Shell=*INI section not found*
SCRNSAVE.EXE=*INI section not found*
drivers=*INI section not found*

Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

Shell=Explorer.exe
SCRNSAVE.EXE=
drivers=*Registry value not found*

Policies Shell key:

HKCU..Policies: Shell=*Registry key not found*
HKLM..Policies: Shell=*Registry value not found*

--------------------------------------------------

Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

C:WINDOWSExplorer.exe: PRESENT!

C:Explorer.exe: not present
C:WINDOWSExplorerExplorer.exe: not present
C:WINDOWSSystemExplorer.exe: not present
C:WINDOWSSystem32Explorer.exe: not present
C:WINDOWSCommandExplorer.exe: not present
C:WINDOWSFontsExplorer.exe: not present

--------------------------------------------------

Checking for superhidden extensions:

..lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
..pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
..exe: not hidden
..com: not hidden
..bat: not hidden
..hta: not hidden
..scr: not hidden
..shs: HIDDEN!
..shb: HIDDEN!
..vbs: not hidden
..vbe: not hidden
..wsh: not hidden
..scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
..url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
..js: not hidden
..jse: not hidden

--------------------------------------------------

Verifying REGEDIT.EXE integrity:

- Regedit.exe found in C:WINDOWS
- .reg open command is normal (regedit.exe %1)
- Company name OK: 'Microsoft Corporation'
- Original filename OK: 'REGEDIT.EXE'
- File description: 'Registry Editor'

Registry check passed

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

(no name) - C:Program FilesAdobeAcrobat 7.0ActiveXAcroIEHelper.dll -
{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

*No jobs found*

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Office Update Installation Engine]
InProcServer32 = C:WINDOWSopuc.dll
CODEBASE = http://office.microsoft.com/officeup...ntent/opuc.cab

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:WINDOWSsystem32macromedflashFlash.ocx
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/s...sh/swflash.cab

[MSN Money Ticker]
InProcServer32 = C:WINDOWSDownloaded Program Filesticker13.ocx
CODEBASE = http://fdl.msn.com/public/investor/v13/ticker.cab

--------------------------------------------------

Enumerating Winsock LSP files:

NameSpace #1: C:WINDOWSSystem32mswsock.dll
NameSpace #2: C:WINDOWSSystem32winrnr.dll
NameSpace #3: C:WINDOWSSystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #1: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #2: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #3: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #4: C:WINDOWSsystem32rsvpsp.dll
Protocol #5: C:WINDOWSsystem32rsvpsp.dll
Protocol #6: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #7: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #8: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #9: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #10: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll
Protocol #11: C:WINDOWSsystem32mswsock.dll

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Enumerating Windows NT/2000/XP services

Intel(r) 82801 Audio Driver Install Service (WDM):
system32driversac97intc.sys (manual start)
Microsoft ACPI Driver: System32DRIVERSACPI.sys (system)
Microsoft Embedded Controller Driver: System32DRIVERSACPIEC.sys (system)
Microsoft Kernel Acoustic Echo Canceller: system32driversaec.sys (manual
start)
AFD Networking Support Environment: SystemRootSystem32driversafd.sys
(system)
Alerter: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k LocalService (disabled)
Application Layer Gateway Service: %SystemRoot%System32alg.exe (manual
start)
Application Management: %SystemRoot%system32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (manual
start)
RAS Asynchronous Media Driver: System32DRIVERSasyncmac.sys (manual start)
Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller: System32DRIVERSatapi.sys (system)
ATM ARP Client Protocol: System32DRIVERSatmarpc.sys (manual start)
Windows Audio: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Audio Stub Driver: System32DRIVERSaudstub.sys (manual start)
Background Intelligent Transfer Service: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe
-k netsvcs (manual start)
Computer Browser: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Symantec Event Manager: "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec
SharedccEvtMgr.exe" (autostart)
Symantec Password Validation: "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec
SharedccPwdSvc.exe" (manual start)
Symantec Settings Manager: "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec
SharedccSetMgr.exe" (autostart)
CD-ROM Driver: System32DRIVERScdrom.sys (system)
Indexing Service: %SystemRoot%system32cisvc.exe (manual start)
ClipBook: %SystemRoot%system32clipsrv.exe (disabled)
Microsoft ACPI Control Method Battery Driver: System32DRIVERSCmBatt.sys
(manual start)
Microsoft Composite Battery Driver: System32DRIVERScompbatt.sys (system)
COM+ System Application: C:WINDOWSSystem32dllhost.exe
/Processid:{02D4B3F1-FD88-11D1-960D-00805FC79235} (manual start)
Cryptographic Services: %SystemRoot%system32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(autostart)
DCOM Server Process Launcher: %SystemRoot%system32svchost -k DcomLaunch
(autostart)
Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher: "C:Program FilesSymantec
AntiVirusDefWatch.exe" (autostart)
DHCP Client: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Disk Driver: System32DRIVERSdisk.sys (system)
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service:
%SystemRoot%System32dmadmin.exe /com (manual start)
dmboot: System32driversdmboot.sys (disabled)
Logical Disk Manager Driver: System32driversdmio.sys (system)
dmload: System32driversdmload.sys (system)
Logical Disk Manager: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer: system32driversDMusic.sys (manual start)
DNS Client: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k NetworkService (autostart)
Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler: system32driversdrmkaud.sys (manual
start)
Error Reporting Service: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(autostart)
Event Log: %SystemRoot%system32services.exe (autostart)
COM+ Event System: C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (manual start)
Fast User Switching Compatibility: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k
netsvcs (manual start)
FltMgr: system32driversfltmgr.sys (system)
Volume Manager Driver: System32DRIVERSftdisk.sys (system)
Generic Packet Classifier: System32DRIVERSmsgpc.sys (manual start)
Help and Support: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Human Interface Device Access: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(disabled)
Panasonic Hotkey Driver: system32DRIVERSHOTKEY.SYS (manual start)
HTTP: System32DriversHTTP.sys (manual start)
HTTP SSL: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter (manual start)
i8042 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Driver: System32DRIVERSi8042prt.sys
(system)
ialm: system32DRIVERSialmnt5.sys (manual start)
CD-Burning Filter Driver: System32DRIVERSimapi.sys (system)
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service: C:WINDOWSSystem32imapi.exe (manual start)
IntelIde: System32DRIVERSintelide.sys (system)
Intel Processor Driver: System32DRIVERSintelppm.sys (system)
IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver: system32driversip6fw.sys (manual start)
IP Traffic Filter Driver: System32DRIVERSipfltdrv.sys (manual start)
IP in IP Tunnel Driver: System32DRIVERSipinip.sys (manual start)
IP Network Address Translator: System32DRIVERSipnat.sys (manual start)
IPSEC driver: System32DRIVERSipsec.sys (system)
IR Enumerator Service: System32DRIVERSirenum.sys (manual start)
PnP ISA/EISA Bus Driver: System32DRIVERSisapnp.sys (system)
Keyboard Class Driver: System32DRIVERSkbdclass.sys (system)
Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer: system32driverskmixer.sys (manual start)
Server: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Workstation: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k LocalService
(autostart)
Messenger: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (disabled)
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing: C:WINDOWSSystem32mnmsrvc.exe (manual
start)
Mouse Class Driver: System32DRIVERSmouclass.sys (system)
WebDav Client Redirector: System32DRIVERSmrxdav.sys (manual start)
MRXSMB: System32DRIVERSmrxsmb.sys (system)
Distributed Transaction Coordinator: C:WINDOWSSystem32msdtc.exe (manual
start)
Windows Installer: C:WINDOWSSystem32msiexec.exe /V (manual start)
Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy: system32driversMSKSSRV.sys (manual start)
Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy: system32driversMSPCLOCK.sys (manual start)
Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy: system32driversMSPQM.sys
(manual start)
Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver: System32DRIVERSmssmbios.sys
(manual start)
NAVENG: ??C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1SYMANT~1VIRUSD~12005011 9.041naveng.sys
(manual start)
NAVEX15: ??C:PROGRA~1COMMON~1SYMANT~1VIRUSD~12005011 9.041navex15.sys
(manual start)
Remote Access NDIS TAPI Driver: System32DRIVERSndistapi.sys (manual start)
NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol: System32DRIVERSndisuio.sys (manual start)
Remote Access NDIS WAN Driver: System32DRIVERSndiswan.sys (manual start)
NetBIOS Interface: System32DRIVERSnetbios.sys (system)
NetBios over Tcpip: System32DRIVERSnetbt.sys (system)
Network DDE: %SystemRoot%system32netdde.exe (disabled)
Network DDE DSDM: %SystemRoot%system32netdde.exe (disabled)
Net Logon: %SystemRoot%System32lsass.exe (manual start)
Network Connections: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (manual
start)
Network Location Awareness (NLA): %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k
netsvcs (manual start)
NT LM Security Support Provider: %SystemRoot%System32lsass.exe (manual
start)
Removable Storage: %SystemRoot%system32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (manual start)
IPX Traffic Filter Driver: System32DRIVERSnwlnkflt.sys (manual start)
IPX Traffic Forwarder Driver: System32DRIVERSnwlnkfwd.sys (manual start)
PCI Bus Driver: System32DRIVERSpci.sys (system)
PCIIde: system32DRIVERSpciide.sys (system)
Pcmcia: System32DRIVERSpcmcia.sys (system)
Plug and Play: %SystemRoot%system32services.exe (autostart)
IPSEC Services: %SystemRoot%System32lsass.exe (autostart)
WAN Miniport (PPTP): System32DRIVERSraspptp.sys (manual start)
Processor Driver: System32DRIVERSprocessr.sys (system)
Protected Storage: %SystemRoot%system32lsass.exe (autostart)
QoS Packet Scheduler: System32DRIVERSpsched.sys (manual start)
Direct Parallel Link Driver: System32DRIVERSptilink.sys (manual start)
W2K Pctel Serial Device Driver: system32DRIVERSptserial.sys (manual start)
Remote Access Auto Connection Driver: System32DRIVERSrasacd.sys (system)
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k
netsvcs (manual start)
WAN Miniport (L2TP): System32DRIVERSrasl2tp.sys (manual start)
Remote Access Connection Manager: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k
netsvcs (manual start)
Remote Access PPPOE Driver: System32DRIVERSraspppoe.sys (manual start)
Direct Parallel: System32DRIVERSraspti.sys (manual start)
Rdbss: System32DRIVERSrdbss.sys (system)
RDPCDD: System32DRIVERSRDPCDD.sys (system)
Terminal Server Device Redirector Driver: System32DRIVERSrdpdr.sys (manual
start)
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager: C:WINDOWSsystem32sessmgr.exe (manual
start)
Digital CD Audio Playback Filter Driver: System32DRIVERSredbook.sys (system)
Routing and Remote Access: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(disabled)
Remote Registry: %SystemRoot%system32svchost.exe -k LocalService (autostart)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator: %SystemRoot%System32locator.exe
(manual start)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC): %SystemRoot%system32svchost -k rpcss
(autostart)
QoS RSVP: %SystemRoot%System32rsvp.exe (manual start)
Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)-based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter NT Driver:
System32DRIVERSRTL8139.SYS (manual start)
Security Accounts Manager: %SystemRoot%system32lsass.exe (autostart)
SAVRoam: "C:Program FilesSymantec AntiVirusSavRoam.exe" (manual start)
SAVRT: ??C:Program FilesSymantec AntiVirussavrt.sys (system)
SAVRTPEL: ??C:Program FilesSymantec AntiVirusSavrtpel.sys (autostart)
Smart Card: %SystemRoot%System32SCardSvr.exe (manual start)
Task Scheduler: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Ricoh SD Bus Host Adapter : System32Driverssdbus.sys (manual start)
Memory Card: System32Driverssdstmem.sys (manual start)
Secdrv: System32DRIVERSsecdrv.sys (manual start)
Secondary Logon: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
System Event Notification: %SystemRoot%system32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(autostart)
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS):
%SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (autostart)
Shell Hardware Detection: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(autostart)
Symantec Network Drivers Service: "C:Program FilesCommon FilesSymantec
SharedSNDSrvc.exe" (manual start)
Microsoft Kernel Audio Splitter: system32driverssplitter.sys (manual start)
Print Spooler: %SystemRoot%system32spoolsv.exe (autostart)
System Restore Filter Driver: SystemRootSystem32DRIVERSsr.sys (disabled)
System Restore Service: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
(autostart)
Srv: System32DRIVERSsrv.sys (manual start)
SSDP Discovery Service: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k LocalService
(manual start)
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA): %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k imgsvc
(manual start)
Software Bus Driver: System32DRIVERSswenum.sys (manual start)
Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer: system32driversswmidi.sys
(manual start)
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider: C:WINDOWSSystem32dllhost.exe
/Processid:{D00B1DD8-F5AF-4905-ABB3-3830CB984851} (manual start)
Symantec AntiVirus: "C:Program FilesSymantec AntiVirusRtvscan.exe"
(autostart)
SymEvent: ??C:Program FilesSymantecSYMEVENT.SYS (manual start)
SYMREDRV: SystemRootSystem32DriversSYMREDRV.SYS (manual start)
SYMTDI: SystemRootSystem32DriversSYMTDI.SYS (system)
Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device: system32driverssysaudio.sys (manual
start)
Performance Logs and Alerts: %SystemRoot%system32smlogsvc.exe (manual start)
Telephony: %SystemRoot%System32svchost.exe -k netsvcs (manual start)
TCP/IP Protocol Driver: System32DRIVERStcpip.sys (system)
Terminal Device Driver: System32DRIVERStermdd.sys (system)
Terminal Services: %SystemRoot%System32svchost -k DComLaunch (manual start)




I have already posted this to the AVG Forum since the problem was caused by
AVG, but the resulting problem is Windows-related, as follows:

Windows XP Home: SP_?, factory-installed (OEM)
AVG Free 7.0: version 7.0.308?, virus db version 266.9.17?
No other anti-virus
No firewall software (except Windows Firewall protecting home LAN connection?)
No anti-spy (except for Yahoo! Toolbar?)
FYI: Dell Dimension 2100 Service Tag 87QJ511 (just in case more info helps)

Apologies in advance:
Sorry about the ?’s above:
1) since I can’t boot, I can’t check some of these and
2) this is not my machine, so I am trying to fill in info from various
documentation tossed together with that of all the other computers in the
house …I installed the AVG upgrade to help a friend who was getting the
“Upgrade to 7.0” warning prompt, so of course, it is now All My Fault :[
Sorry about the lengthy post, but: I usually have at least ½ a clue, so I’ve
done some research & tried some fixes, and I’d rather be thoroughly
descriptive

--Upgraded AVG 6.0 free edition to AVG Free 7.0
--Ran Update, created rescue disk set, ran initial scan
--Scan found several infected files: wish I had printed a list, but I do
recall that among the listed critters and affected files were
Adware.Bookedspace and Trojan Horse Dropper.Agent.2AM, NTDownloader; some of
the files were system files in WINNTsystem32 and in I386
--Allowed AVG to quarantine/repair/delete all automatically, which I am now
regretting, since

--When the computer was restarted the next day, it would not boot: error
message “A disk read error occurred, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” …doing so
resulted in the same message each time
--Tried to use the AVG rescue boot disk: error message “NTLDR is missing,
Press any key to restart” …to no avail. So maybe a false positive, but more
likely that the repair/removal was flawed? Anyhow, can’t restore the files
if the machine won’t boot…
--AVG Forum had a post referencing “NTLDR Missing”, but that was about
testing the disks, not actual boot failure. Checked the Symantec site for
info: seems some of the malicious code affecting NTLDR will change the file
attributes from hidden, system, read-only to “archive” in order to patch it,
and does not change it back (see tech details on W32.Bolzano); according to
Microsoft: “Many viruses update the boot sector with their own code and move
the original boot sector to another location on the disk. After the virus is
activated, it stays in memory and passes the execution to the original boot
sector so that startup appears normal. Some viruses do not relocate the
original boot sector, making the volume inaccessible. If the affected volume
is the active primary partition, the system cannot start. Other viruses
relocate the boot sector to the last sector of the disk or to an unused
sector on the first track of the disk. If the virus does not protect the
altered boot sector, normal use of the computer might overwrite it, rendering
the volume inaccessible or preventing the system from restarting. (see
Windows XP Resource Kit, Ch. 27)”, etc….

--Created a boot disk from another computer running XP Home (SP1)- included
NTLDR, NTDETECT and BOOT.INI; restart with this disk resulted in error
message: “Invalid BOOT.INI file, Booting from C:windows, Windows could not
start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows
rootsystem32hal.dll, Please re-install a copy of the above file.”
--So, tried copying hal.dll (5.1.2600.0) as well, just to see if it would
work: no such luck, resulted in error message: “Invalid BOOT.INI file,
Booting from C:windows, Windows could not start because of a computer disk
hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk.
Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation
about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for
additional information.”
--BOOT.INI used is:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS=”Mic rosoft Windows XP Home
Edition”/fastdetect
--Tried modifying as partition(1), no success

--However, I can: enter Dell Set-Up, or F8 into Windows Advanced Options
(but Last Known Good Config and Safe Mode were both unsuccessful) and I do
have an MS-DOS boot disk that brings me to command prompt A:

--That brings us up to current: I believe that my options now involve
1) using the Recovery Console: not sure how comfortable I am with say,
editing BOOT.INI further with bootcfg or the like (I know enough to NOT just
dive into this) OR
2) Repairing/Reinstalling (in-place upgrade or parallel re-install) Windows
XP from the CD-ROM: my reservation on this is that according to MS Knowledge
Base article 312369, “You may lose data or program settings….” possibly
including documents in the Shared Documents folder. According to the Status
section, this was ‘first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1’, but I do
not know for sure if this machine has it installed: prevention options are
listed, Method 4 of which is a manual command-prompt option, but it notes:
“If you are using Recovery Console or an MS-DOS or Windows boot floppy disk,
the steps to delete the file are slightly different.” BUT does not say how

--Given my limited access options at present:
*** is there a way to check what SP is installed?
*** is there a way to determine where BOOT.INI *should* be pointing?
*** is there a way to back-up the Shared Documents folder from the A:
prompt before I proceed?




I have a HP computer. Recently I undertook the
destructive partition based recovery program deleting all
files and then re-installing windows XP. After having
done this in order to remove viruses, worms and free up
space on my hard drive, I was shocked to find only 3 GB
left on my hard drive. I have a 20 GB hard drive of which
5.5 GB is saved for the XP recovery CD's on the computer.
This should leave me with approximately 14 GB remaining
(14.6 GB to be exact). I have searched my hard drive to
see what is using so much space with a program
called 'DISKdata'. I was surprised to find that the
WINDOWS folder uses up 6.5 GB and the document and
settings folder uses up 4 GB. Is Windows meant to be this
is big or has something gone wrong? Here are some folders
inside the WINDOWS folder that are taking up a lot of
space:

C:WINDOWS$NtServicePackUninstall$ - 295,164 KB
C:WINDOWS$xpsp1hfm$ - 33,376 KB
C:WINDOWS$NtUninstallKB821557$ - 8,224 KB
C:WINDOWS$NtUninstallKB828741$ - 6,992 KB
C:WINDOWS$NtUninstallKB835732$ - 5,776 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32 - 4,354,888 KB

Larger files inside SYSTEM32:

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32config - 3,719,144 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32dllcacher - 110,772 KB

Larger files inside config:

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofile - 3,693,428 KB

Larger files inside systemprofile:

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWS -
1,607,900 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileProgram Files -
1,163,224 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileI386 - 470,372 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofilehp - 410,344 KB

Larger files in WINDOWS, Program Files, I386 and hp

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32
configsystemprofileWINDOWSSYSTEM32 - 763,524 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSI 386 -
432,588 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSH ELP -
139,140 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSD river
Cache - 79,904 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSI NF -
48,348 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileProgram
FilesPinnacle - 527,392 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileProgram
FilesArcSoft - 223,492 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileProgram
FilesSonic - 113,980 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileProgram
FilesMSPress - 55,996 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileI386LANG -
102,504 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileI386DRIV ER.CAB -
74,904 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileI386WIN9 XMIG -
33,612 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofilehpdriver s -
257,980 KB
C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofilehpbin - 146,848
KB

Larger files in SYSTEM32:

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSS YSTEM32
dllcache - 312,960 KB

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSS YSTEM32
config - 2,100 KB

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSS YSTEM32
configsystemprofile - 596 KB

C:WINDOWSSYSTEM32configsystemprofileWINDOWSS YSTEM32
configsystemprofileNTUSER.DAT - 256 KB

Here are the large files in my documents and settings
folder:

C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserWINDOWS -
1,607,900 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserProgram Files -
1,163,224 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserI386 - 470,372 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault Userhp - 410,344 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserWINDOWSSYSTEM32 -
763,524 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserWINDOWSI386 -
432,588 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserWINDOWSHELP -
139,140 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserI386LANG -
102,504 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserI386DRIVER.CAB -
74,904 KB
C:Documents and SettingsDefault UserI386WIN9MIG -
33,612 KB

I know windows can't be this big and looks as if there
are two copies of windows files, one inside the other.

Could someone please help me figure out how to free up
space on my hard drive? I only have around 1 GB worth of
programs and around 2 GB of personal files so could
someone please help?




XP/SP2 and programs on C: drive, there are also 2 partitions D: & E: on the
same IDE drive on Primary IDE channel.
I have added a 250GB SATA drive partitioned into W: & X:.
Would like to move OS and programs from C: to the W: partition on the SATA
drive.
I have Acronis True Image v10 and have gone through the help files but I can
only see how to clone the whole drive to another whole drive, not clone the
active partition only to another partition.
Am I missing something here?
Any advice appreciated.

--
Kenny Cargill




Situation:
I have a Sony VGC-830G that came with Window XP3 OEM preinstalled. (IOW about 6 years old). I have 2 hdd's (150gb each) set up as RAID 0 with four different partition D (media), E (images created by Paragon), F (Games), G (various programs). There's a hidden partition somewhere containing the system restoration stuff. I have Win XP cd with SP3 integrated that I would like to clean install instead of using the restoration cd's that I have created when I bought the pc.

Questions:
1. If I clean install Win XP, will it only affect the drive where I installed it in (C)?
2. Will I still be able to access the other partitions if I reinstall partition magic and paragon drive backup programs?
3. Will I be able reuse the original restoration cd's to go back to the bloated OEM system that came with the pc?

I sincerely appreciate any feedback and help that you may provide me.




I was looking thru Device Manager and clicked Viewshow hidden devices &
noticed two items with the yellow questions marks beside them- the first was:
under "Printers" was my printer, then below it "Parallel Device" had the
question mark. When clicking it for more info it said "The drivers for this
device aren't installed. To reinstall click Reinstall Driver. Code 28" The
device type said "printer". FYI my printer is an older HP 722C & I believe I
installed it using WinXPs own printer driver. I haven't had any issues with
this or the other device I found in conflict in Device Manager but was just
curious if I needed to do anything with either one- or if not broke don't
fix!

The second device with a yellow exclamation mark was under Non Plug & Play
Drivers PartMgr. It said: "Device not present, not working properly or
doesn't have all its drivers ,Code 24. Display name: Partition Manager,
Current status: started, Startuptype: Boot. Driver files:
c:WINDOWSSystem32driverspartmgr.sys, file version: 5.1.2600.0

The PartMgr had a troubleshoot option but I haven't tried it yet and the
Parallel Device had a reinstall driver option but that came back empty after
trying it. Thanks for any help with this! RK




I recently upgraded to 2.5GB of RAM and tried the " /3GB switch", but I keep
getting BSOD's stating "BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO"
BEFORE the black Windows logo screen even loads.
It will not load into safe mode either.

Here is my boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP
Professional" /3GB /fastdetect

I am running XP Pro SP2 with all the latest updates.
I have run every memory test known to man, they all come up fine.
I have tested all of the 5 RAM modules I own and they are all good.
I have tried booting with each RAM module individually with the same results.
I have re-installed the KB826939 rollup.
I have tried the /USERVA command with various following numbers without
success.
I have tried it with only one boot line (which forced me to boot from the
windows cd and rebuild my boot file).
I have tried putting the /3GB after /fastdetect and taking out /fastdetect
alltogether, as I've seen recommended.
Nothing seems to work, something's holding me back.
I have only one PCI card (an an RME 9636 sound card), and an ATI Radeon 7000
64MB AGP (Not a FireGL) card in this machine.
Any ideas? Noone has been able to answer this for me.
Thanks in advance for even thinking about helping!
_________________
jeswa
schematic.net
j(r e m o v e t h i
_________________
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ . Asus KV8 Deluxe . 2.5gb Mushkin DDR LII V2




My computer has 9 partitions. Win 98SE is installed in C:, Win 2000 Pro in J:; Win XP Pro in K:.

When it came out, I installed Office 2000, including Access 2000, in D: under Win 98SE. I installed Access 2002, as part of an XP installation, to K: under Win 2000 Pro last fall, but I don't think I tried to open any db under it. Last week, I installed Win XP Pro, again to K:, under Win XP Pro.

Access 2000 runs fine under Win 98SE. I can open the db's I created under Access 2000 and the samples installed with Access 2002, and I can create new db's. The same is true (more or less in reverse) as to Access 2002 under Win XP Pro.

However, if I try to run that same copy of Access 2002 under Win 2000 Pro, either to open an existing db or create a new one, that always brings up a Login message box, displaying by default my login name (Administrator) and asking for a password.

I am using no login password -- and no other password for the machine or programs or files or folders on the machine. Administrator is the only account. The machine is not on a network and nothing is shared.

Access Help is useless. The only articles I've turned up in the MS KB (Q235422, Q209953, Q163002) don't help, as they all require access to the Set Database Password menu item, which is unavailable, and/or require that I know a valid password (of which none exist).

I removed and re-installed Access; same result.

Any ideas?




Hi there.
My main working Desktop PC has XP home edition (Italian - fully updated) and I run Office XP (with frontpage) Italian version. My main laptop has XP pro Italian (again pretty much fully updated) and runs Office XP (with frontpage) English version.
I have them connected via a WiFi network. The Desktop acts as the internet connection gateway (wireless access point is connected via a fast ethernet card and cross over cable) and the laptop accesses the net through that. For security, I have decided to make only the secondary partitions on both hard drives (i.e. what would then be the D: drive) shared (but I could change this if necessary).
I would like to have a way of synchronising as much outlook information as possible.
Regarding email - I have seen another thread mentioning setting the main PC as the one to clear email from the server and configuring the laptop to download but not clear. This seems a sensible workaround.
Regarding Calendar, Contacts, Activities etc. I would like to have them synchronised as often and as fully as possible.
Any suggestions?
Many thanks for any help with this.




Hello everyone;
I need a bit of help. The story, in short:
In the past, I was archiving OL Personal folders to a partition in my HDD (Outlook Archives)
That machine fried, and in new machine I made the stupid mistake of deleting the default destination (in Documents and Settings) where OL stores the archive.pst file.
I will appreciate guidance and help to correct this. I also would like to have means to archive not only Mails but also Contacts and Calendar, indefinitely, no erase date.
I admit that my knowledge of OL is not solid, at all.
Thanks in advance.

Daniel Rozenberg




I stupidly attempted to upgrade Win98 SE to XP Home without making a backup of my outlook files. The upgrade failed, despite 2 hours with the MS help(less) desk. Then I installed XP to a separate partition. Now I can't find my original outlook database. It should have a .pst extension, correct? Does the upgrade process hide it somewhere?




Hi

Well this is my first msg and just wanted to know this thing that keeps getting my nerves on... and on... and on .
I don't know why in certain Win98 boxes (I don't know if it happens with other win boxes, but it does happen in win98 for sure) whenever I open windows Explorer and click on any folder on the left pane so as to have it show the folders and files on the right pane, it will take a while (sometimes ranging from 4-7 secs) to "load" the files and folders on the right pane. So much for the problem. Now some considerations:
- This happens mainly with my 20 Gb C: disk. Sometimes I get the problem solved by clicking on the folders on the left pane to make it "load" the stuff on the right pane (and it tends to load faster). I scan and defrag both units periodically. Maybe it has to do with partitioning, but I don't have a clue on how to partition disks and the pros/cons of it.
- That said, however, when I use Windows Commander (a third party program very much like Win Explorer) everithing is "loaded" right away with no delay. Same happens when "saving as" from any program such as word, excel, etc: double-clicking on a folder opens it at once and every elemen in it shows immediatly... and I believe these programs use an engine very similar (if not the same) to Win Explorer's...

Summing up, whether it has to do with a registry entry, with partitioning, with formatting (hope not ), please, if someone can lend me a hand I'll greatly appreciate it. Windows Commander's interface is uglier and I just want things to work right... know what I mean?

Sorry for taking so much space, next time I'll do better

HELP




Anyone have any experience using HyperOS 2003? I've been asked to install it onto someone's laptop that has nothing more than a virgin install of XPH on it. I've tried and tried but still can't get past the first fence of creating the new partitions. RTFM doesn't help either.

Before I go any further, does anyone have any idea what I'm on about?


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