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Comp has a virus so now when comp is started it is bypassing the removable drives and going straight to the hard drive, windows starts and stays that it is unable to connect all drivers and then it turns off, so rebooting with a disk will not work because it will not read the drives first.

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If it's bios virus make a new flash update and if it software virus so u need to to resize your c:\ drive (use partition magic) and make a small 2 or 4 giga partition and install windows xp and with parttion magic hide other partitions and install a strong antivirus and then unhide ur partitions and scan (ahmed ghoniem)

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My computer won't stay running. It keeps shutting off and when I go to start it up it will start to start up and then shut down. If it does start up it makes a loud noise on start up.


Root kit viruses can cause this.this is a boot loop virus that causes a repeated shutdown loop to prevent normal access to operating system.If you can't get into safe mode and run malwarebytes. See if you can download tdskiller or kapersky rescue disk onto a usb stick on another computer. Then on the infected machine change the bios to read from usb first.the flash screen usually tells you to hold or tap f2 or del on most computers to get into bios... But some it is f10 or f12. Google rootkit virus or go to bleepingcomputer.com and follow instructions.These are quite difficult to remove.if all of the above fails see if you can piggyback the hard drive on to a protected machine and scan and clean infected drive.

Feb 17, 2015 | PC Desktops

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Things You Must Know To Avoid PC Crash Part 2


4 Hard disk drives
After a few weeks, the information on a hard disk drive starts to become piecemeal or fragmented. It is a good idea to defragment the hard disk every week or so, to prevent the disk from causing a screen freeze. Go to
* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter
This will start the procedure. You will be unable to write data to the hard drive (to save it) while the disk is defragmenting, so it is a good idea to schedule the procedure for a period of inactivity using the Task Scheduler.
The Task Scheduler should be one of the small icons on the bottom right of the Windows opening page (the desktop).
Some lockups and screen freezes caused by hard disk problems can be solved by reducing the read-ahead optimisation. This can be adjusted by going to
* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System Icon-Performance-File System-Hard Disk.
Hard disks will slow down and crash if they are too full. Do some housekeeping on your hard drive every few months and free some space on it. Open the Windows folder on the C drive and find the Temporary Internet Files folder. Deleting the contents (not the folder) can free a lot of space.
Empty the Recycle Bin every week to free more space. Hard disk drives should be scanned every week for errors or bad sectors. Go to
* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-ScanDisk
Otherwise assign the Task Scheduler to perform this operation at night when the computer is not in use.
5 Fatal OE exceptions and VXD errors
Fatal OE exception errors and VXD errors are often caused by video card problems.
These can often be resolved easily by reducing the resolution of the video display. Go to
* Start-Settings-Control Panel-Display-Settings
Here you should slide the screen area bar to the left. Take a look at the colour settings on the left of that window. For most desktops, high colour 16-bit depth is adequate.
If the screen freezes or you experience system lockups it might be due to the video card. Make sure it does not have a hardware conflict. Go to
* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Device Manager
Here, select the + beside Display Adapter. A line of text describing your video card should appear. Select it (make it blue) and press properties. Then select Resources and select each line in the window. Look for a message that says No Conflicts.
If you have video card hardware conflict, you will see it here. Be careful at this point and make a note of everything you do in case you make things worse.

The way to resolve a hardware conflict is to uncheck the Use Automatic Settings box and hit the Change Settings button. You are searching for a setting that will display a No Conflicts message.
Another useful way to resolve video problems is to go to
* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Performance-Graphics
Here you should move the Hardware Acceleration slider to the left. As ever, the most common cause of problems relating to graphics cards is old or faulty drivers (a driver is a small piece of software used by a computer to communicate with a device).
Look up your video card's manufacturer on the internet and search for the most recent drivers for it.
6 Viruses
Often the first sign of a virus infection is instability. Some viruses erase the boot sector of a hard drive, making it impossible to start. This is why it is a good idea to create a Windows start-up disk. Go to
* Start-Settings-Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs
Here, look for the Start Up Disk tab. Virus protection requires constant vigilance.
A virus scanner requires a list of virus signatures in order to be able to identify viruses. These signatures are stored in a DAT file. DAT files should be updated weekly from the website of your antivirus software manufacturer.
An excellent antivirus programme is McAfee VirusScan by Network Associates ( www.nai.com). Another is Norton AntiVirus 2000, made by Symantec ( www.symantec.com).

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I went to get on my computer and the screen started to load but after the starting page (Averatec my life, my solutions) it went black with a dash flashing in the top left corner and I can't get it to...


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My computer is so slow could it be that i have formatted it several times? when i want to remove programs from the control panelit tells me that access denied. When i down load an anti virus in my flash...


Your system probably has a virus. The fastest way to solve is to do a new installation of Windows. You would need a bootable CD to format and install Windows.
CAUTION: FORMATTING A HARD DRIVE WOULD ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA. WHICH WOULD MAKE IT IRRETRIEVABLE.
For further help, please feel to ask me.

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My computer has frozen during shutdown it has never happend before.Please help !!!


this sometimes happens with operating systems.nothing to worry just press and hold down the power button of the pc for 5-6 seconds and you will see that the system will shut down completely.then just turn it on the normal way you do and it should work fine.if it is vista then it may give you a prompt to start windows normally.just hit enter on that option.

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How can I fix Fdc failure when I switch on my Dell L866r desktop computer. I ask somebody to re booth my comp. after it was done this problem occur. Also how can I improve performance of my comp. Too slow.


hello, FDC error ( FDC Failure) is usually either improper floppy drive setup - check cablesare connected properly on the motherboard and and in to the floppy drive-inserted all the way in, not in reverse. insure that power cable in connected properly.
Bad controller on motherboard: not much you can do with that but go in BIOS and disable the floppy controller and make sure first boot device is set to hard drive or cd/dvd drive instead of floppy.

As far as performance is concerned your system only has 128 MB ram, i would suggest adding some more. Try crucial.com or ebay for good price should about 15$ 20$ for another 256mb or so.
Go tosystem tools and run disk defragger tool to defrag your hard drive.
download free tool called "tune Xp" and use defrag boot files.
go to start run and type in "msconfig", hit enter
in new open windows click on "startup" tab and uncheck all the application that you don't use everytime your computer starts.
NOTE: Make sure not to uncheck any anti-virus/spyware/firewall software you may have installed.
don't worry you are not deleting anything but just removing things from startup to speed up startup process.
system will require reboot at the end.

i hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
good luck

regards
Amar Sondhi

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How do i flash bios on my 2400 Dell Dimension


Your sister has a vivid imagination. Changing the memory and flashing the BIOS will chane nothing.

If you want to start from scrath then reformat the hard drive and reinstall the system but as you probably don't have a system backup disc this will prove impossible for you.

Your best bet is take it to your local PC shop (I don't mean the mainstream ones) and they will be able to restore your system.

You've learned a valuble lesson the hard way here. Always have a good antivirus programme installed, make sure it is up to date and do a full scan on a regular basis.

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I have a desktop Gateway model: 650 Performance w/windows 98SE. My computer will begin to boot, Windows starts up and after about 10 seconds complety shuts down. I can access safe mode and computer stays...


you have a virus or you accidentally deleatd some start up files,if you instilled any new hardware then remove it and try starting up again. if not, try a system restore but you may need to either upgrade or reinstall windows.

as for the CD or A drive you can enable them to boot before the hard drive from the by pressing eigher F2 , F8, or F10 keys depends on you model. while in the system menu change the boot order and save your settings.


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Hi your problem sounds more like a virus or something similar before you buy new hard drive try downloading spybot search and destroy.
When i had similar problems on friends comp using spybot solved the problem it is a free virus and spyware remover programme just type in a search engine spybot search and destroy
then download it then run it it will then scan everything on your hard drive and this should then list all viruses and spyware and allow you to remove them give it a try let me know how you get on.
As for the price of new hd it all depends on the size speed etc but could cost from $80 upto $250 you can spend a lot of money depending on size of mem hope this is some help to you

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