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Windows xp3 pro will only run in safe mode networking. I believe I have Google search engine redirect virus. I have tried to download registry repair which identified many errors but would not run. Unable to download virus software. What can I try next?
Not good. if in Safe mode you can access DOS you might be able to find the registry backup file, which may be valid. you could copy it into the current registry file but this may be hard to find or do. there are many things you could do including taking it to shop and paying money to fixit. if you can install Windows disk, you could do that which would reformat hard drive and load fresh windows like new. i think you know what that means though. all files are lost and you have hours of updates, which now that XP is not supported may not happen either.
Ask a shop if they can revive it, how much would it cost. A new pC or some used are cheaper, but u can get new at 300-400. it may cost more to save it. if you need the files on drive see if a shop will copy them for you, but they could be infected too and you load them to new machine, you now have to deal with it again. hope you get a better anti-virus program than you had and make sure you BACKUP with SYStem in the future to save you. good luck, i have had to do this too many times in my day, so i know this won't be fun.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It seems you installed an outdated (16bit Program) for the ScanMaker 4. 16Bit applications/programs and generally DOS based (Windows 3.x and 95) and will not run properly from Windows XP.
First, check http://support.microtek.com/product_dtl_2.phtml?prod_id=23 and download and install Drivers and Plugins for Windows XP.
You may need new 3rd Party Scanner/Image Applications that work in Windows XP. However, if you still want to use the 16Bit application then you will need to run the program in 16Bit Compatibility Mode. To do this, right-click the program executable or shortcut, choose propertise from the drop-down menu, go to the Compatibility Tab and put a tick in "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" From the drop down menu, choose Windows 95 or 98 and apply.
Finally, check the the User's Guide or ReadMe file(s) (if you have it) for more info. Especially, check the recommended OS for the Applications.
I might be wrong, but i think ScanMaker 4 has a SCSI interface. If this is correct, then your laptop or port replica must have a SCSI port. NB: SCSI is not the same as Printer LPT Port.
Posted on Mar 23, 2008
Run your anti virus in safe mode. Write down the name/names of the viruses it finds. This is very important so you can search for them and delete them. Delete them thru the anti virus in safe mode then restart your pc. Then go to control panel/internet options and delete all Temporary internet files/ cookies/history. It's best to do in this order: on general tab under home page, check if you see any "redirect" in your addresses or any changes from your original home pages. If you do highlight them & delete/re enter them correctly. Below is Browsing history/settings/view files/hit ctrl key and "A" key at the same time to highlight all temp files.Delete.On toolbar above click on yellow folder with a green arrow pointing up which will show you another file named Temp. Open/delete all.Close all windows. Go to start/search and type in each name of the virus/viruses you found first clicking "all files and folders", name of virus in first bar,scroll down to "more advanced options" and check first 3 search options. If any show up in your search pane on right side don't click to open them. Right click and delete. There is a free software called "Simple File Shredder". If you can now download get it for the files that won't delete. When you install it, it will add it to your right click. After searching and hopefully deleting each one, do another search of "prefetch". Open/highlight all/delete. Restart and most viruses will be gone. It's always good to repeat all of this again just to be sure. Then check your firewall exceptions to make sure there aren't any there. Good luck!!!
You mentioned LimeWire: clean out all downloaded files from there also.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Make sure that monitor cable is secure on back of PC and Monitor. Also ensure you have latest Graphics Card drivers.
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
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