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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Missing Items on Start Menu
« on: September 10, 2012, 07:58:38 PM »
Hopefully somebody can help!
My friend has lost all programs on her Start Menu - she's tried to
System Restore but no luck.

It happened after removing an application - however she can't remember what....

It's a Windows 7 home premium laptop, 64bit.

Afternoon all;

It's that magical time of where I proclaim my boredom with my current keyboard and mouse. It happens probably once every three years - but I just becoming frustrated with my fingers not wanting to type anymore.
Anyway, I'm a keen fan of the Apple Keyboard - for it's slim buttons, it's the pricetag that puts me off personally (I'm a poor just about to graduate student  :lol:)

The only requirement is that it has to work on both OSX and Windows - not a major issue with the hardware now-a-days but still worth noting.
Oh, and probably a wireless / bluetooth solution too.

Any recommendations are gratefully received!

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Windows Vista Problems
« on: December 23, 2007, 08:48:15 AM »
Right, I thought I had this solved, but it's somehow come back....

I currently have a Toshiba laptop, which was running Windows Vista Basic.... I've been having a few problems, so I decided to do a clean-install, and then to upgrade to Windows Vista Premium; I was extremely pleased when I didn't have any of the problems that I had before; however, over the last week, it seems that the said problems have returned. And the only thing that I have installed is Windows Updates.

Problems are:
Bluescreen when deleting large files, (BAD POOL HEADER) &
Random Crashes announcing BAD POOL HEADER

I'm currently at my last resort, I was going to try to do a system restore to as far back as possible, but the restore points that I try are not working, (informs me that it wasn't successful); and since, the restore points do not go back far enough to produce IMO a difference.

I'm now tempted to re-install yet again.... However, I thought I'd drop in and ask my family  :hug:

Any suggestions Guys & Girls?


Analysis and Malware Removal / Re: Can't get rid of spee.exe
« on: June 11, 2007, 07:58:13 PM »
I thought it might be Vundo; since Spybot did flag a registry key of SmitFraud.

I'll get a new logfile posted :) Thanks

Analysis and Malware Removal / Re: Can't get rid of spee.exe
« on: June 11, 2007, 07:11:35 PM »
Now when i try and log into my MSN it tells me that a threat has been detected.

She means AVG, not MSN Messenger. And actually, I couldn't even get MSN Messenger to start up without it being in safe mode.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Andy is the greeeeatest!
I thought I might leave something, so every time she looked at it, she would think of me :P

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Member's Websites
« on: April 06, 2007, 03:01:39 PM »
great graphics but a small bobo on shared hosting page

f you require further assistance or you hold any questions or queries about these packages or services

;-) Corrected

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Member's Websites
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:56:11 AM »
This is a small project that I've been working on; still quite young, but deem professional, range of packages, custom ones included.

We may be young, but we have an extensive support team on hand to answer your support requests.

I can receive the LS forum fine. :)

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Linux
« on: November 26, 2006, 09:06:33 AM »
I thought I should ask the Phantom Phixer to come over and offer his suggestions :)

Internet / Re: FTP Software
« on: November 26, 2006, 09:00:30 AM »
Ah interesting stuff....

I have been currently using SmartFTP, and have been using it for a while now. I shall check out Tunnelier :)

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Mouse problems
« on: August 23, 2006, 04:06:15 PM »
Right Mitch, I've tried your suggestion to try other batteries, however if anything it has got worst!

:( Its driving me crazy!

The battery warnings have become more frequent. Every 5 - 10 minutes of using the mouse!

Analysis and Malware Removal / Plead for help from Andy's girlfriend
« on: August 19, 2006, 01:17:59 PM »
:-) Evening all, yet again, it is me.... with another computer!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:18:36, on 19/08/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Broadband\Help\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {77701e16-9bfe-4b63-a5b4-7bd156758a37} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSUSBRG] C:\WINDOWS\SiSUSBrg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Smapp] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge] C:\PROGRA~1\BTBROA~1\Help\SMARTB~1\BTHelpNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ABBYY Community Agent] c:\PROGRA~1\abbyy\FINERE~1.0SP\CAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Associates Error Reporting Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!ewido] "C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\ewido.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: BT Broadband Help.lnk = C:\Program Files\BT Broadband\Help\bin\matcli.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {B205A35E-1FC4-4CE3-818B-899DBBB3388C} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Encarta Search Bar\ENCSBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ypager.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ypager.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
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) -
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates McShield (McShield) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: Network Associates Task Manager (McTaskManager) - Network Associates, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe

 :tease: Enjoy yourself

Remember guys and girls, its for my young lady :wub: (well, older young lady)

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Mouse problems
« on: August 17, 2006, 04:47:10 PM »
are you using the battery that came with it?
is it a re-chargable one?

why i ask is the batteries that come with goodies are usually just a bit old or cheap ones
and a recharge battery is a slightly different voltage and can fool the monitoring with a bit lower voltage

so might just try a new good battery and see what happens?

I'm not using rechargable batteries, however, I am using the batteries that came with it. I'll try to find some batteries in the house, to try them out.

You may also need to "resync" your connection between the keyboard and the computer.  With my Logitech wireless, there is a button on the bottom of the keyboard.

I've tried that many times, and unfortunately, to no help. I have a button under my mouse and keyboard and one on my receiver.

The mouse functions perfectly fine, but the computer warns me that my wireless mouse batteries are low, after a short period of time (30 - 60 minutes)

Is there anyway in turning this feature off? Its unlikely, as windows thinks it is being helpful.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Mouse problems
« on: August 16, 2006, 09:08:24 PM »
Not a daft idea at all, more logical than anything. :)

But, after restarting my computer, it seems the drag and drop functionality has been restored! So remaining is the issue the battery one.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Mouse problems
« on: August 16, 2006, 12:10:52 PM »
Hey all :)

I've recently purchased a new keyboard and mouse.... so of course, I decided to treat myself to Wireless, Optical and well, a Microsoft one!  :hysterical:

I brought a "Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000" at so far very pleased with it.

However, I have seemed to of lost the drop and drag feature in windows  :( I can not drag a link from Thunderbird (for example) into firefox, it just shows a circle with a line through it as the cursor.

The problem, may not be my mouse, I have been optimising my XP, so it could of been something there; following these instructions:

As well as that, I have an error popping up, informing me that my wireless mouse battery is low. But if i go and check the battery level, in the Mouse settings, it shows "Good" for the battery.


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