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System crashes before boot is completed

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  1. j_hello

    j_hello Thread Starter

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    hi guys,

    hoping you can help me. for some reason my pc is shutting down before it can even boot up. although, it's not as much as a shutdown as more like the power supply had been cut off. it just goes dead a mere few seconds after being switched on. i had a similar problem a couple of weeks back, which saw my pc boot up in safe mode and a shutdown occuring before boot up was completed if started in normal mode. i resorted to format the c drive and it solved the problem. now it won't even start up in safe mode.

    i'm running windows ME and i had my system set to boot from the c drive rather than the floppy or cd rom. i have a second HDD as the slave. i cannot even get as far as to change advanced settings in order to change boot up from the second HDD, the floppy or cd.

    please, any one? as to cause or solution?
     
  2. Kerri Ann

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    what about a win me startup disk? i might not know what im talking about, but i have a disk in my little collection labeled "winme sartup disk- use if winme wont start in safe mode" i dont even remember creating it, and it might have more to do with system restore, but who knows?
     
  3. j_hello

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    thanks kerri,

    i tried switching my pc on, but holding down the power button and restart button together and for some reason it booted up. it seems to be ok now, but i will bear in my mind your advice.:)

    thanks again, john
     
  4. Kerri Ann

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    glad it all worked out...
     
  5. NiteHawk

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    ME has restore points. IF you have them turned on.
    Other wise, from DOS you can use scanreg /restore.

    Never having run ME, I'm not 100% sure that scanreg /restore will work for ME. IF not, it will let you know when you try to run it.
     
  6. NiteHawk

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    IF you can get it up and runing, we can take a look to see if there is anything bad in your start ups.

    Go to http://tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and download HiJackThis. Use Winzip to ]u]unzip[/u] it, then install and run it. To run, click the “Scan” button. When it's done the "Scan" button changes to "Save Log". Save the log file it creates (it should open in Notepad at that point). Copy and paste the results in your next post. Most of what it finds is harmless, so do not do anything yet. Someone will be glad to help you sort out any of the baddies that may be in there.
     
  7. j_hello

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    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.1
    Scan saved at 12:44:33, on 11/09/2003
    Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\KERIO\PERSONAL FIREWALL\PERSFW.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGSERV9.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SISTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KHOOKER.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\PCI AUDIO APPLICATIONS\MIXER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DLA\TFSWCTRL.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\GSICON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DSLAGENT.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG6\AVGCC32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SWEEPER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\DISTILLR\ACROTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL 8.0A\WAOL.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL 8.0A\SHELLMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.aol.co.uk/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.aol.co.uk
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\ACROBAT\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
    O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,[email protected],&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCHealth] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\Support\PCHSchd.exe -s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Tray] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SISTRAY.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\khooker.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C-Media Mixer] C:\Program Files\PCI Audio Applications\Mixer.exe /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GSICONEXE] gsicon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] dslagent.exe USB
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Internet Sweeper] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SWEEPER.EXE /Q
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [PersFw] "C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall\persfw.exe" /hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Avgserv9.exe] C:\PROGRA~1\GRISOFT\AVG6\Avgserv9.exe
    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
    O4 - Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O4 - Startup: AOL 8.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL 8.0a\aoltray.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: LimeShop Preferences - file://C:\Program Files\LimeShop\System\Temp\limeshop_script0.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.aol.co.uk
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/bcd48c18cb7498/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2119776A-F1AD-4FCD-9548-F1E1C615350C} - http://www.stop-sign.com/pub/download/scandl_cnry.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain = aoldsl.net

     
  8. NiteHawk

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    The good news is, I don't see anything bad in your log.
    Two comments

    I’m not a fan of Real products because of all the spyware it contains and their deceptive policies

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER

    This is a known resource hog

    O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
     
  9. j_hello

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    i'll uninstall realplayer and if i delete office.ink will the program still run ok?

    thanks again, john.
     
  10. NiteHawk

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    The programs will run fine. You will just have to start them either by clicking on the file to open Word, Excel, and so on, or by using the Start > Program Menu

    The choice to delete the office shortcut bar is yours. I was just pointing out that it is a resource hog.

    I use it from time to time, but not from start up. I start it from an icon.

    Hope that helps.
     
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