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My husband and I have computers connected through a router/hub with my computer as the main desk top. My husband is just fed up with his computer, he doesn't know what else to do. My computer works fine but my husband's desk top won't let him do anything on it since early yesterday. All day yesterday and today when he can get online, the bottom bar on his Yahoo homepage just automatically show 8 minimized Windows Internet programs open, then 16 IE programs minimized show up automatically...and my husband doesn't touch any keys! He right clicks each IE minimized program to close it but it won't close, just more IE programs show up minimized. It's driving both of us crazy! Also an error shows up ''Your last session terminated unexpectedly. Do you want to return to your last session? Go to your homepage?''. He never saw that error before so what's up with that kind of error? He does not have IE 8 downloaded on his computer, I downloaded IE8 on my computer but he doesn't have it on his. He doesn't WANT to use his computer's recovery CD since he'll lose all his files he has. He's tried pressing CRL, ALT and DELETE to close all the Runtime Library errors but they pop up multiple times on the screen and he's not pressing any keys! He gets errors saying IEXPLORER.EXE pop up, he clicks 'ok' but the errors won't go away. This has happened all yesterday and all of today. We downloaded ''Registry Ease'' for a registry cleaner but we can't afford it. We feel another software to download will cause even more harm than it's worth. Can someone please tell us what my husband needs to do to help his computer? Now, my husband's computer just changed to MSN's homepage. And he didn't enter ''msn.com'' or anything...! My husband went into Tools, clicked Internet Properties, keyed in ''Yahoo.com'' for his default homepage, clicked ''Apply'', ''OK'', and clicked ''Refresh'' and Yahoo came up right away. A little while later Yahoo's homepage automatically changed to MSN's home page without my husband entering any keys whatsoever. Geeeeeesh!!! We don't know what the heck's going on with his computer. We both would most appreciate any help offered. Thank you.

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  • Jenn Daley Nov 16, 2009

    My husband's computer is connected to the internet through my computer by way of a Linksys router. Can anyone help me get my husband's Linksys wireless card in his computer connected to my computer so he can get on the internet like I am? He's used the recovery cd, he downloaded the wireless linksys G card software but his wireless linksys G card won't recognize the router. Thank you all for your help and input.

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I have reviewed most of your problem and have the fallowing for you to aces.
First, this is not a Registry problem, this is not a sticky key or hardware malfunction.
Have your husband, bite the bullet and backup his data.
Run a restoration of software and get it over with !
You may have corrupt files or a virus and this problem with only get worse.
I don't believe a system restore will accomplish anything in regards to IE.
If he installs the updates to 8, he will have the same problems.
Even if you were to repair the OS Operating System, you still may come back with the same problems.

Well look at it this way, your computer sure can multi-task. !!!
Hope this has helped you, sorry but the adding and removing of programs, along with crashing every now and then, equals a new software installation.

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Try use system restore function to the date before the problems start.
Start/Program/Accessories/System tools/System Restore
You may have to do in savemode also if you have no control in regular bootup mode. You can Google on how to start computer in safemode.

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Hi jdr52blink, Your system has been compromised. Which means you have some sort of trojan virus that's causing your machine to act this way. I don't think Registry Ease is going to help out right now. You need to run your virus protection program. But, I've seen before that this trojan virus will not allow you to launch your virus software to scan for it. So, here's what you need to do.

  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.
Here are the meanings of the different option to pick:

Description of Safe Boot options loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
  • Safe Mode (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Minimal): This option uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows.
  • Safe Mode with Networking (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Network): This option uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows together with the drivers that you must have to load networking.
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Minimal(AlternateShell)): This option is the same as Safe mode, except that Cmd.exe starts instead of Windows Explorer.
  • Enable VGA Mode: This option starts Windows in 640 x 480 mode by using the current video driver (not Vga.sys). This mode is useful if the display is configured for a setting that the monitor cannot display.
  • Last Known Good Configuration: This option starts Windows by using the previous good configuration.
  • Directory Service Restore Mode: This mode is valid only for Windows-based domain controllers. This mode performs a directory service repair.
  • Debugging Mode: This option turns on debug mode in Windows. Debugging information can be sent across a serial cable to another computer that is running a debugger. This mode is configured to use COM2.
  • Enable Boot Logging: This option turns on logging when the computer is started with any of the Safe Boot options except Last Known Good Configuration. The Boot Logging text is recorded in the Ntbtlog.txt file in the %SystemRoot% folder.
  • Starts Windows Normally: This option starts Windows in its normal mode.
  • Reboot: This option restarts the computer.
  • Return to OS Choices Menu: On a computer that is configured to starting to more than one operating system, this option returns to the Boot menu.
So, my suggestion is Safe mode with networking options. This way if your virus protection isn't updated you can get the update. Safe mode will allow you to run the virus protection program, but you have to manually start the program. Safe mode terminates all programs except the windows operating system stand-alone. Once you get the virus eliminated you will need to re-boot the computer, and try to make sure it doesn't act the same. If it does, then your virus is so deeply inbedded that a reinstall maybe be your only way out of this. If you reinstall to a new directory like windows1 then it will leave all of your current data alone, so you can move the data portion over then delete all the rest when it's back to normal. Good Luck, Mark

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It really sounds like your husbands computer is infected with spyware and or viruses. Do you know if the computer has a virus program installed? Norton Antivirus, Mcafee, or AVG? If he does have an antivirus program installed then use the program to run a full system scan to clean any virus's that may be present. If he has no antivirus program I would recommend getting one. Do a search for AVG anitivirus if you wan't to download a basic antivirus program for free.
Also you can download for free spybot search and destroy to detect and remove any spyware that is on the computer.
If your not comfortable with the above Its probably a good idea to unplug the affected computer from the router/hub so as to not transfer the problems across the network (ie to your working computer) and take it to your local computer shop for service.
Also just using the restore disk may not clear up all the viruses by itself. Although I'm pretty sure most restore disks will give you the opportunity to save your files in the process of the restore but I'm not 100% on this. Sorry about your troubles, hope this helps a bit.

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I scanned most of your question. Lets start with something simple. Do you have virus protection on this computer? If you have a virus now, it is probably too late. the best virus (general computer problems) site I have ever found is www.majorgeeks.com. Go there and search your question and follow their instructions EXACTLY.

I recommend::: whether you get relief at Major Geeks or not :::

You should get a free program called CClean for all your computers and run the cleaner first and the registry second. You will be amazed at the stuff you will find, even if you use other cleaners regularly. Delete everything it recommends to be deleted.

You should go to www.Comodo.com and get regcleaner, another free to download and use utility. Run it. I just love it and the price is RIGHT!

You should go to www.pcworld.com and get the genuine FREE Spy-bot search and destroy. There are several programs that share the name and are at a cost. Don't get em ... get the free to use one, and run it. Look in the download section.

After you have done these things, try to defragment the drive using the Windows defragmenter. The folks that offer CClean also have a free defragmenter called defraggler. I can recommend this program as well ... again, it is absolutely free.

I run these programs regularly (weekly) on my assorted computers running on 98 2nd, XP home and pro, and Vista with absolutely no ill effects.

Please post a comment to your question after you have done these things to let me know how you made out. I am very interested in helping you with this problem.

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Don't know what kind of antivirus software your husband uses, but this is normally the kind of thing that happens when you pick up a virus. (Happens a lot on porn sites)
Hopefully, he has automatic restore points set. The best thing is to go into System Restore (you can get there by right-clicking on My Computer.) and then restore to a point before the problems happened. (This resets the registry to where it was before the problems started.)

And then, run a virus check.

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