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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by ProBow, Jan 31, 2003.

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  1. ProBow

    ProBow Thread Starter

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    I have been tormented by a computer problem the last several days which turned out to be a keyboard ruined from a long ago Dr.Pepper spill. The screen was in a continuous scroll mode no matter what you opened.
    Another problem popped up during the course of things which was an illegal function by DW.EXE. I was introduced to your site when someone searched for "dw.exe" on Google and found your discussion with KeepItSimple (12-31-2002) and Rollin'Rog. I got the Spybot program and found some things it said were threats and got rid of them. I also got the 'Lurkhere' program and think I have my startup list attached to this request. After 4 years of really being on my own with the computer, I wonder if an expert would recognize obviuos problems that could help the performance of what has been a computer that I viciously describe as good for 1 hour of operation then 10 hours of repair.

    The only current problems are that I can't shutdown through Windows because it freezes in the final screen "windows is shutting down now".
    The other problem is Scandisk. Compaq could never tell me how to run Scandisk without it saying Scandisk has restarted 10 times do you want to continue receiving this message. Their advice was to run in Safe Mode where it does the same thing. It does say it has completed in the end, I just want someone to tell me if it does any good to run it with this message in it every time. It takes 3-6 hours for it to run.
     
  2. brendandonhu

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    Your startuplist was not successfully posted-just Copy & Paste into your post and ill have a look-see.
     
  3. ProBow

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    StartupList report, 1/31/03, 2:41:12 PM
    StartupList version: 1.51
    Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE
    Detected: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SA3DSRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\WATCHDOG.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATICWD32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATITASK.EXE
    C:\CPQS\BWTOOLS\SCCENTER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPSJVXD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PELMICED.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
    C:\IMAGEMATE COMPACTFLASH USB\SANDICON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\IOMEGA HOTBURN\AUTOLAUNCH.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\KEYBOARD\TYPE32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLS_95\IMGICON.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLS_95\IOWATCH.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TPPSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP DESKJET 895C SERIES\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
    C:\SCANJET\PRECISIONSCAN\HPPPT.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\FINDFAST.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\WORKS SHARED\WKCALREM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CAERE\PAGEKEEPLITE30\SYSTEM\PKJOBS.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OSA.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBSHOTS\WEBSHOTSTRAY.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CAERE\PAGEKEEPLITE30\SYSTEM\PKTOPASS.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\CAERE\PAGEKEEPLITE30\SYSTEM\PKSLAPI.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\AMERICA ONLINE 7.0B\WAOL.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WZQKPICK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\NOTEPAD.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\WINWORD.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
    Iomega Startup Options.lnk = C:\Program Files\Tools_95\IMGSTART.EXE
    Zip Disk Icons.lnk = C:\Program Files\Tools_95\IMGICON.EXE
    Iomega Watch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Tools_95\IOWATCH.EXE
    Reminder-hpc41003.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP DeskJet 895C Series\ereg\Remind32.exe
    HP Parallel Port Test.lnk = C:\SCANJET\PrecisionScan\hpppt.exe
    Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
    PageKeeper Lite Jobs.lnk = C:\Program Files\Caere\PageKeepLite30\system\PKJobs.exe
    RingCentral Fax.lnk = C:\Program Files\RZS\RCPRO\RCENTRLL.EXE
    Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
    America Online 7.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 7.0b\aoltray.exe
    Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\WebshotsTray.exe
    WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    ScanRegistry = c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor = c:\windows\taskmon.exe
    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    Compaq Internet Setup = C:\Compaq\Internet\InetWizard.exe /RUN
    Watch Dog Program = C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\WATCHDOG.EXE
    Aureal A3D Interactive Audio Init = A3dInit.exe
    QuickenSEMessage = C:\QUICKENW\QSEMSG.EXE
    BillMinder = C:\QUICKENW\BILLMIND.EXE
    AtiCwd32 = Aticwd32.exe
    AtiKey = Atitask.exe
    Service Connection = c:\cpqs\bwtools\sccenter.exe
    HPSCANMonitor = c:\windows\SYSTEM\hpsjvxd.exe
    StillImageMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    CompaqSysTray = cpqpscp.exe
    MMHID = rundll32 mmhid.dll,StartMmHid
    Mouse Suite 98 Daemon = PELMICED.EXE
    SandIcon = C:\ImageMate CompactFlash USB\SandIcon.Exe
    TPP Auto Loader = C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
    Drag'n'Drop_Autolaunch = "C:\Program Files\Iomega HotBurn\Autolaunch.exe"
    RealTray = C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    MediaLoads Installer = "C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe" /H
    IntelliType = "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe"
    CriticalUpdate = c:\windows\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    SchedulingAgent = mstask.exe
    Aureal A3D Interactive Audio = sa3dsrv.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
    (Created 30/1/2003, 22:31:26)

    [rename]
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\acmsetup.exe
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\acmsetup.hlp
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\mssetup.dll
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\msdraw8.stf
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\msdraw8.inf
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\MSD8_bb.dll
    NUL=C:\~MSSETUP.T\~msstdrw.t\_MSSETUP._Q_

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

    SET CLASSPATH=C:\Program Files\PhotoDeluxe 2.0\AdobeConnectables
    LH C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\DOSKEY
    SET PATH=C:\PROGRA~1\ASYMET~1\DVP50
    c:\maestro.com

    --------------------------------------------------


    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\YCOMP5_0_2_7.DLL - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

    Tune-up Application Start.job
    Windows Critical Update Notification.job

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [Update Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IUCTL.DLL
    CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37651.5524884259

    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 6,911 bytes
    Report generated in 1.011 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
  4. brendandonhu

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    You have a couple spyware programs. Please run Spybot Search And Destroy, go to the Online Tab, check for updates, download updates,then scan and click Fix Problems when its done.
     
  5. ProBow

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    I ran Spybot again and they said "congratulations no spyware was detected". Which ones do i need to remove?
     
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    Brendandonhu,
    I went to that page and did the things as best I could. The downloadware search at the end turned up 5 things. The other words turned up nothing.
    The restart function worked through Windows afterwards (it was not doing that prior to this) and on the restart it said "could not run DLL". I went to Microsoft and the search for updates froze and would not complete the search. Are the 2 related and what is wrong. Have I screwed something up?

    Tony,
    I guess this is where I expose how poorly spoked my knowledge wheel is of computers, I could not find the Pacman startup list with Google. I would like to find it however, do you have a site where I could find it?

    Thanks so much for the help.
    ProBow
     
  9. jimi

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    ProBow see the underlined "pacmans list........." in tony's post go click on it, that is a link to the site.
     
  10. ProBow

    ProBow Thread Starter

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    Hi Folks,
    Well here is another glitch with my computer apparently...there is nothing showing up above the line in Tony's reply, that apparently other people can see (Jimi"s apparently has the same thing that only shows a line on my computer as well).
    Anybody got a clue?
    Thanks,
    ProBow
     
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