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Sonic Activation Module

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Trickyrf, May 5, 2010.

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  1. Trickyrf

    Trickyrf Thread Starter

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    This keeps popping up on my Dell Inspiron laptop. I originally tried to uninstall it but it was not viewable in Add/Remove programs. So I found the program files and deleted them. It still kept on popping up. So I followed other people's advice and unchecked two files that seemed relevant to it (Isdm.exe and one other) in msconfig. This seemed to work but I got the msconfig warning up saying I should restore back to normal settings. So I can't win. I have now gone back to normal settings and the Sonic keeps popping up. And now my machine won't switch off - I have to remove the battery. Any help out there?
    Thanks, Tricky
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Hope you do not mind me telling you but you should NEVER attempt to uninstall programmes by deleting the files. This leaves all the entries in the registry and all the amended system files etc that have been changed by the program when installed.
    Do not bother about that msconfig warning that was simply saying you have altered Startup from Normal startup to Selective startup. If you had looked it also has a check box, DO NOT SHOW THIS AGAIN.
    DO you know the date when you removed the program files - by deleting.
    If so Programs, Accessories. System Tools, System Restore and select Restore My Computer to an earlier time.
    Click Next and on the calender select a date before the deletions try to find a system checkpoint.
    WARNING - Any PROGRAMMES, FILES ETC NOT ON THE COMPUTER AT THE TIME OF THAT RESTORE WILL BE LOST.
    See if that solves the problem, of the computer not switching off.
     
  3. Trickyrf

    Trickyrf Thread Starter

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    Hi
    thanks for advice. Well I didn't know what else to do. Can't remember when I deleted the files but I could restore them if I haven't emptied my recycling bin? Re the msconfig ok will try again. Thanks for responding. You don't happen to know why the laptop won't switch itself off again do you!?? :)
     
  4. Macboatmaster

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    System Restore is NOTHING to do with the recycle bin. please follow my guidance for System Restore in Post 2.
    If this works it will also cure the switching off problem which is caused by a process still running.
     
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