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gremlins in my pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mojohelpless, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. mojohelpless

    mojohelpless Thread Starter

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    my computer has been very strange with a lagging mouse, repetitive sounds when using mouse, typing parts of words, mouse freezing during opening or closing of programs, lots of little monsters in here. running windows 98se, pentium II, upgrades to disk and RAM (96 is all i'v got) for the love of god HELP!!!thanks that helped but still some monsters left as of 2/11 it worked but the problem came back and i have run spybot until there are no bots left
     
  2. rugrat

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    Many of these problems can caused by installed spyware. Go here

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

    and download spybot, once installed, update it and remove all of the red checked items. Once this is done, defrag the system and let us know the results.

    SeeYa
     
  3. mojohelpless

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    problem still exists along with a plethora of other ones. clock is losing time. cannot enter setup cannot exit scandisk. computer always freezes when i try to play age of empires i am tota loss.
     
  4. pronute

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    I had this problem a few years ago on one of my systems all I did was to upgrade the video card, this worked for me. if you have intergrated video you can try upgrading the video driver.
     
  5. rockinmale

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    To address one of your problems. Your running a older pentium 2 motherboard. Chances are the cmos battery is old. That's why your time is inconsistant. Replacing the cmos battery isnt hard at all and isnt that expensive.

    Open your tower and look for a battery on the motherboard. It looks like a shiny silver watch battery. Carefully pop it out and replace it with the same number listed on the battery. If i recall, but dont quote me on it. I think its the 2038. Pop in the new battery and then go into your bios settings and setup all your parameters.
     
  6. mojohelpless

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    i will check battery ASAP. But the gremlins are getting stronger and stranger. whatever i have changed all my .txt, .ini, and .doc icons then later changed back. mouse is still acting up, keyboard missing strokes as i type, sund still repetitive only moreso than before. have run macafee virus scan- nothing. spybot a cuple of things nothing major. now getting illegal operations nkernell32.dll and twain32.dll in photo program i am at a loss
     
  7. torgo

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    have you run a virus scan?
     
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  9. mojohelpless

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    thanks housecall did help found a trojan (malware.vbs_lovelettras). but cant find this exact one in any libraries. have some of the symptom files but not all specified. am still having illegal operation problems. clock is better.
     
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