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Post by Belahzur on 19th March 2009, 2:27 pm

I've told him about this thread, he told me he'd drop by later. I might have to just split out a post or two to move it into the hardware section because he works better in that area. Smile


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Post by caskaid on 19th March 2009, 2:38 pm

No problem, thank you.

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Re: Run a DLL as an app windows pop-up message, possible malware

Post by Belahzur on 19th March 2009, 4:30 pm

Hello.
I got feedback. Smile

"From what I know, Vista doesn't allow you to delete the account folder, so it should be the same in XP"

Although you can't delete it, the temp files leftover can't cause you any harm.

As for the device manager problem, is the device manager window blank?


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Post by caskaid on 19th March 2009, 5:08 pm

No the device manager window isn't blank, but it's missing some of the icons up top (such as the "scan for hardware changes button." It's also missing all of the icons next to each device, (like the little memory icon next to where it would say memory) I believe this problem, the dll message, and the lack of USB devices (and probably others) might be related, as I always get the dll message when i click on one of the objects inside of device manager, or when i try to plug in a USB stick, which is recognized, but it's almost as though it can't load it, thus doesn't show up as driveX in MyComputer. USB doesn't appear to be working as if i plug in a USB mouse it doesn't work.

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Post by caskaid on 19th March 2009, 5:15 pm

Windows update through Internet explorer will not work as well... keep getting errors. I really can't afford to do a clean install on this machine either.

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Re: Run a DLL as an app windows pop-up message, possible malware

Post by Belahzur on 19th March 2009, 5:22 pm

If you have your XP disc, we can do a repair install. (repair install is different than formatting, your files are not touched, only legit files are replaced)


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Post by caskaid on 20th March 2009, 6:57 pm

Sounds like a sensible next step, I have the cd, can you post the instructions?

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Post by Belahzur on 20th March 2009, 7:19 pm

Using repair install instructions here:
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Post by caskaid on 20th March 2009, 7:23 pm

I found the same instructions, performing the repair now ty.

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Post by caskaid on 20th March 2009, 11:12 pm

Did the repair and all seems to be doing well no dll problems, device manager checks out ok, anything else i should check for?

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Re: Run a DLL as an app windows pop-up message, possible malware

Post by Belahzur on 20th March 2009, 11:29 pm

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