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So, that means I would have to re-install Windows, anti-virus programs, etc. Is there anything I can try before doing this?

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Nope you don't need to install any windows at all.I'll explain.See if the PC is restoring it to the previous date lets take 1st August then it will just restore it back to that date with all the softwares which were installed before 1st august and not after 1st august.

Let me know if you got my point..

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Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
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Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select the safe mode option then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus anti virus and malware http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials if this fails you might have to go back into safe mode you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. other than that you might need to do a format and then re install your operating system Hope this helps.

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Sony VAIO PCV-RZ54G PC Desktop keyboard errors in event viewer


The I8042prt.sys is a system function driver found in Microsoft Windows 2000 and later versions for PS/2-style keyboard and mouse devices. If I8042PRT.sys is disabled or missing from the Registry this could be the cause. First check in Device Manager, a black exclamation point (!) on a yellow field appears next to these devices?

See if you can update the driver.

Lets check your registry. Here is the key: HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ i8042prt:Imagepath=System32\Drivers\i8042prt.sys
It should be there can you check to see if it's still there? Here's how:

Click Start > Run > Type: regedit

When Registry editor opens expand local machine> system >CurrentControlSet> Services> (Scroll down till you see i8042prt and click on it.

And tell me what the data entries for Start (should be 1)

Then expand the i8042prt key and select "Parameter" tell me in detail listed for the layer drivers; exactly what you see then select "Enum" Tell me if you see a file name "1" and data: ACPI\PNP0F13\4&1506bb2e&0

We might have to enable or add the port.

I'd suggest running a repair if you have your windows installation disk or do System Restore in Safe Mode, if unable to do it in Normal Mode.

Try tapping F8 at startup, and from the list of startup selections, select Safe Mode by using UP Arrow Key to go there > then hit Enter.

Try a System Restore once there, pick a Restore Point before your problem started (if there's a restore point that goes further back prior to your malware issue I'd suggest that restore point)

Here's how to access system restore:
Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > pick a different time > Next > etc

If that doesn't fix it you might have some viruses and malware.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
http://majorgeeks.com/Kaspersky_TDSSKiller_d6895.html

Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
http://majorgeeks.com/SUPERAntiSpyware_d5116.html

If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

If none of the above works you should seriously think about switching to a USB mouse and USB keyboard. The i8042prt.sys driver is ancient and it only controls PS/2 mice and keyboards (Doesn't affect anything else).

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Using another computer, download the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and burn it to a CD disk.
Install the disk in the affected computers CD/DVD optical drive.
Run Malwarebytes.

There may be a LOT of pop-ups. So may in fact, that you may not be able to see the Malwarebytes screen, and wonder if it is running.

NO matter how many pop-ups you see, and no matter how real they look, DO NOT click on anything.
Let Malwarebytes run.
Average time is 42 minutes.

1) Free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware,

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

On this page click on Download Now in the green rectangle. (Ignore the other Start Downloads, etc. They are advertising for something else)

After you are finished running Malwarebytes, you may wish to turn System Restore OFF, and run Malwarebytes one more time.

THEN turn System Restore back on.

System Restore will also keep the 'virus'.


2) The 'virus' you have is a 'scareware malware',

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Antivirus

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I am not able to open any programs on my computer such as Internet Explorer Microsoft Word itunes Solitaire etc. When trying to open any program I am asked to choose a program from a list (only Internet...


could be a virus that deleted things and left just shortcuts is what it sounds like, Best thing to do here is run system restore or system recovery disk that came with the computer.

Click start
Accessories
System tools
Then system restore

If that does nto work your going to need the recovery disk that came with the computer, Thanks for you rintrest in fixya please do rate your free answer today.

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Got virus av guru, how do i remove it?


Hi

I know the last soluation will not have heklped as the av guru stops you from opening anything even IE so here is what u do.

Turn off your Computer!

Re boot and as oon as you get the start box appearing click on it,
Click All Programs
Accesories
System Tools
System Restore

The system will shut down automatically and resotore will start.
Leave this to run select a dtae 24 hours before you got virus and all will be well.

Trust me I had it early this week .

Once done run anti virus software, Spyware, Reg cleaner and Defrag

This will sort it completely.

NOTE:- You do have to be very quick with starting resore OR virus wil stop you opening anything.

Get back to me if u need anything else.

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The admin password is requested when you try to enter the Repair Console on the installation CD, so you did not run a Repair Install, correct?

The quickest solution would be to try a System Restore back to Tuesday of last week or earlier. You can find System Restore under Start Button->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools

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I have an hp laptop which has a trojan virus and will no alow me to do anything. Do i have to pess alt F10 to start reboot as i do on my sons acer


hopefully you have an anti virus/spyware programme installed, if so keep pressing F8 on boot up to get you into safe mode, this will not allow the trojan to run.

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