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TopHatter
18 Feb 09,, 23:41
So once again I've got some kind of virus or trojan or malware on my computer that managed to get past the umteen million layers of security.

I've cleared out most of the crap but one thing remains and nobody seems to know anything about it in Internetland.

Basically I keep getting a fatal error message pop-up saying my media system is corrupt and it redirects my browser to this website (I DON'T recommend clicking on this hyperlink) http://wincodecpro.com/ where 50 bucks will naturally solve my problem.

It also seems to have somehow screwed up my audio because I can't get any sound from any device.

Like I said, this wincodecpro seems to be a brand-new thing because it doesn't turn up in a Google search at all.

gunnut
19 Feb 09,, 00:44
I think I saw something similar last year on my client's machine. I managed to clean it but the web browser never worked the same. My recommendation on any virus is to save all your data and then format/reinstall. I know it could be a bit drastic, but it's the only way to be sure.

omon
19 Feb 09,, 00:47
i get that somethimes.
i just reformat the drive, and reload windows. before that i go off line back up files.

some comp. have return to factory settings option, in help and support section, some don,t, than you'll need a windows disc.
i noticed a while ago, that killing virus doesn,t always kill everything it messed up, so i reload, and comp runs faster after that.

you can also try rollback option in help and support section, but sometimes the virus disables that , and deletes all restore poins.

Stitch
19 Feb 09,, 00:49
Try this (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html); it hasn't failed me yet and, better yet, it's FREE!

TopHatter
19 Feb 09,, 00:50
Yeah I got a feeling that I'm screwed until I reinstall XP.

Usually I can handle problems like this because it's already happened to somebody else and I can simply Google it.

To get infected by something totally new is extremely frustrating. :mad:

highsea
19 Feb 09,, 00:55
Try this.

MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/redirect.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.besttechie.net%2 Ftools%2Fmbam-setup.exe

I've done a lot of malware cleanup, it's a PITA but I wouldn't do a reformat.

chankya
19 Feb 09,, 01:01
HijackThis is a really powerful tool to weed out any hidden services. The skill level is a bit high. You should be fine though if you have a fair idea of what legitimate things should be running on your system. :)

There is a free site that can help interpret the findings for you. I forget the name at the moment but I'll try and find out when i get home.

Edit: Looks like its owned by Trend Micro now and everything is free. Might want to give it a shot.

highsea
19 Feb 09,, 01:08
TH, if that malware tool I linked doesn't help(it should get it), you will want to D/L and run HijackThis and post a log to a malware forum.

This is a good source for tools:

http://www.pchell.com/support/spywaretools.shtml

texasjohn
19 Feb 09,, 02:06
Th, Does this demon say AntiVirus 2009? with a very Microsoft-ish looking update screen...with said link. i got wacked with this last year and managed to save it. Let me know, cuz some need a different utility. No I did not re-format...

Could you put up a screen shot?

TopHatter
19 Feb 09,, 02:35
Th, Does this demon say AntiVirus 2009? with a very Microsoft-ish looking update screen...with said link. i got wacked with this last year and managed to save it. Let me know, cuz some need a different utility. No I did not re-format...

No, but I did have a rogue anti-virus program that was causing ad pop-ups. It's gone now.

I've been running every spyware program in the book...SpyBot, CounterSpy, Ad-Aware (it's running right now) MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware (going to run that one again as soon as Ad-Aware is done).

The feckin' beast has now taken over my video settings, replacing my wallpaper with a gigantic feckin' ad.

I'll keep y'all informed.

texasjohn
19 Feb 09,, 02:37
Post a Screen shot maybe?

Ironduke
19 Feb 09,, 02:37
If you're going to use any free AV, you should have AVG Anti-Virus.

tinymarae
19 Feb 09,, 02:49
Try this (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html); it hasn't failed me yet and, better yet, it's FREE!

I second that...

gunnut
19 Feb 09,, 02:55
No, but I did have a rogue anti-virus program that was causing ad pop-ups. It's gone now.

I've been running every spyware program in the book...SpyBot, CounterSpy, Ad-Aware (it's running right now) MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware (going to run that one again as soon as Ad-Aware is done).

The feckin' beast has now taken over my video settings, replacing my wallpaper with a gigantic feckin' ad.

I'll keep y'all informed.

Ooooh...that's the same stuff my client had. I ended up formatting the drive after I got rid of the virus because the computer just didn't work correctly.

omon
19 Feb 09,, 02:59
Ooooh...that's the same stuff my client had. I ended up formatting the drive after I got rid of the virus because the computer just didn't work correctly.

yep, it screws up dlls, and windows files.
i always reload, it takes less time. and you get rid of all defects in one shot

TopHatter
19 Feb 09,, 03:37
Ooooh...that's the same stuff my client had. I ended up formatting the drive after I got rid of the virus because the computer just didn't work correctly.

Yeah, probably what I'm going to have to do.

Like I said, normally I can handle just about anything that's thrown at me, simply by Googling the bogus "error" messages or the product they're shilling for.

But this one seems to be brand spankin' new.

*sigh* Ah well. Not the end of the world, just truly very annoying.

seskissinger
19 Feb 09,, 03:56
man ,Save your date and reinstall your system is the most time-saving way

chakos
19 Feb 09,, 04:03
I used to have a virus problem until i got Trend Micro set up... the whole package aint cheap, on par with paying for Norton but i havent had a single problem since. Every virus attack has been detected and dealt with no matter how many dodgy wares/movie/porn sites i download stuff from :biggrin:

GraniteForge
19 Feb 09,, 04:37
So once again I've got some kind of virus or trojan or malware on my computer that managed to get past the umteen million layers of security.


What are you running for a firewall?

ZoneAlarm is better than the one that comes with XP.

bolo121
19 Feb 09,, 05:58
Ouch! I would recommend Kaspersky internet security plus nod32 as backup for getting secure. Then use Ccleaner to clean up the ensuing registry mess.
Its the most aggressive software firewall i have come across.
Unfortunately this caused a certail family member to turn it off as she couldn't access the net without all those pesky warning messages.
End result: pc always on for 5 days without a firewall!
so sigh.....am reinstalling.
Another related question though i keep finding a certain pesky exe in my kaspersky firewall records called i4jdelo.exe and google turned up zip on it. Anyone having an idea on what it could be?

Officer of Engineers
19 Feb 09,, 06:03
Joe, safest option - boot with bootmajic or another boot program that can recognize an NTFS partition. Back up your data directories and structures onto a CD/DVD/USB. Reformat your HD.

If these are the malwares I'm thinking off, your personal registry settings have already been wiped, though not your data. You can use delete your corrupted registry but at that point, it is a whole lot easier to re-install.

seskissinger
19 Feb 09,, 07:40
backup your important date :)

I can recover my OS in 1 min by using ghost

bolo121
19 Feb 09,, 07:49
Joe, safest option - boot with bootmajic or another boot program that can recognize an NTFS partition. Back up your data directories and structures onto a CD/DVD/USB. Reformat your HD.

If these are the malwares I'm thinking off, your personal registry settings have already been wiped, though not your data. You can use delete your corrupted registry but at that point, it is a whole lot easier to re-install.

Actually OOE there is another option that i used this time.
1. boot ubuntu cd
2. choose try ubuntu
3. use partition manager to create a ext3 partition from free space.
3. copy all needed data to ext 3
4. exit and format windows partitions
5. reinstall

rescued my entire mydocs folder 13.6 gb worth by doing this.

Kommunist
19 Feb 09,, 08:08
Even if you manage to get rid of it somewhat, the Windows (registry) will not be the same again. And, you will be prone to more attacks in the future due to the messed up registry.
I suggest this as the easiest option.
1. Back up your data in other drives (internal partitions or an external HD, if you have one).
2. Format C:\ and re-install Windows. (Do not access/explore the backed up data!!)
3. Install Avast Home (its the best free one) or Kaspersky or NOD32 or Bitdefender.
4. Update Virus signatures
5. Scan the backed up data. Virus signatures exists there.
6. Once that is done, your problem is most likely solved.

(Most common problem is the infection spreading from backed up data after formatting, so scan your backup first)

TopHatter
19 Feb 09,, 08:54
Well, the good news is, I have very little needed data on my HD. All the stuff I give a damn about is safe and sound on an external HD.

I've got just the solution for the internal HD though.

Thanks for all your help guys. I lost this round but the cost was very very little. :redface:

gunnut
19 Feb 09,, 20:28
I normally store all my data on a seperate, physical, hard disk. That way I can withstand the loss of my OS and app drive. You ask what if I lose my data drive? Easy. I have the data drive replicated over 4 different computers, on 4 different physical hard drives. :biggrin:

Quadruple redundency for teh win!!!

dalem
19 Feb 09,, 21:00
So once again I've got some kind of virus or trojan or malware on my computer that managed to get past the umteen million layers of security.

I've cleared out most of the crap but one thing remains and nobody seems to know anything about it in Internetland.

Basically I keep getting a fatal error message pop-up saying my media system is corrupt and it redirects my browser to this website (I DON'T recommend clicking on this hyperlink) http://wincodecpro.com/ where 50 bucks will naturally solve my problem.

It also seems to have somehow screwed up my audio because I can't get any sound from any device.

Like I said, this wincodecpro seems to be a brand-new thing because it doesn't turn up in a Google search at all.

Not worth your time to diagnose/cure. Get a new HDD, do a fresh install, and put your current one in as a non-bootable, pull the data, etc.

No headaches.

-dale

bonehead
22 Feb 09,, 17:29
Sorry about your problem TH. I can't offer anything that has not been said before. However, I am willing to get medieval on the one responsible. The rack and the iron maiden should be used on anyone who writes viruses.

indus creed
22 Feb 09,, 18:54
I re-install my Windows 2003, Vista and Ubuntu evey fortnight. Also, try this tool. (http://www.pctools.com/) It even cleanses your Windows registries of any suspicious files.

tankie
12 Mar 09,, 20:14
Well i just got a newby laptop and have installed Kasperski , got rid of Norton , using Vista and have had no problems with this A/V security also use PC tools reg mechanic .;)

TopHatter
12 Mar 09,, 22:48
I took my tower to a friend of mine and he cleaned it out.

A couple days later guess what I caught again? Yep, same damn thing.
Fortunately it's now a known problem and I was able to clean it off myself using MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware

gunnut
13 Mar 09,, 00:21
c:\>format c:

Are you sure?

Y

:biggrin:

TopHatter
13 Mar 09,, 00:51
c:\>format c:

Are you sure?

Y

:biggrin:

I just typed in that command and now I'm having to post from a friend's computer.

What happened?? :confused:

Parihaka
13 Mar 09,, 01:07
I just typed in that command and now I'm having to post from a friend's computer.

What happened?? :confused:

Shirley you can't be serious:eek:

TopHatter
13 Mar 09,, 01:35
Shirley you can't be serious:eek:

I'm not serious.

And don't call me Surely.

snowhole
13 Mar 09,, 02:41
Well i just got a newby laptop and have installed Kasperski , got rid of Norton , using Vista and have had no problems with this A/V security also use PC tools reg mechanic .;)

Kasperski is sometimes too sensitive. Had some harsh time with it.

Mobbme
10 Aug 09,, 13:55
What's the best antivirus program out there?

I've been a "McAfee guy" for the longest time and I think I need a change. My friend told me Symantec corporation one is thee best, any suggestions folks?

Blue
10 Aug 09,, 14:51
I use trend micro anti-virus pro. Never had a problem. For about $70 you get a years protection for up to three computers.

tankie
10 Aug 09,, 16:19
What's the best antivirus program out there?

I've been a "McAfee guy" for the longest time and I think I need a change. My friend told me Symantec corporation one is thee best, any suggestions folks?

Kaspersky , IMO ,i aint never had no probs with it ;)

Mobbme
10 Aug 09,, 17:02
I'm going to run these by my techi friend. I installead Symantec and its already working nicely. Found 1 trojan in my external harddrive and found 2 from the dvd data that I threw back onto my internal harddrive.

-and yes I know, sometimes virus scans find trojans which really aren't trojans

texasjohn
10 Aug 09,, 19:37
Sophos anti-virus really rocks!!

gunnut
10 Aug 09,, 19:55
I'm going to run these by my techi friend. I installead Symantec and its already working nicely. Found 1 trojan in my external harddrive and found 2 from the dvd data that I threw back onto my internal harddrive.

-and yes I know, sometimes virus scans find trojans which really aren't trojans

I thought Symantec bought McAfee.

Be aware, some anti virus program will see a file "cleaned" by another program as a virus/trojan.

My previous company used McAfee exclusively. We sent some drivers to a customer and their Norton anti-virus identified all of our files as "virus."

Mobbme
10 Aug 09,, 21:17
I thought Symantec bought McAfee.

Be aware, some anti virus program will see a file "cleaned" by another program as a virus/trojan.

My previous company used McAfee exclusively. We sent some drivers to a customer and their Norton anti-virus identified all of our files as "virus."

lmaooo

My friend told me Symantec is a product of Norton, but its different; I refuse to even have the name Norton on my computer. I used to use Norton all the time (when I was a rookie lol) and then one day Norton found 3 viruses but Norton couldn't do squat all about them; the stupid viruses couldn't even be quarantined or deleted.

I was a McAfee guy for quite some time, always endorsing the product aswell, but to be honest I never felt fully secure with it. As soon as my last format and re-install of windows, I installed McAfee and then after a few days when I would go to my C: drive, it wouldn't open on its own, I had to literally select the program to open the C: drive lol and the box where you're supposed to check mark "always use this program to open this" was faded so I couldn't click on it.

Was time for me to move on :cool:

gunnut
10 Aug 09,, 21:45
Usually you can avoid a lot problems just by being careful. I am paranoid so I don't open anything, don't install anything, unless I know what it is. Sometimes I run some program, knowing full well that it's probably a virus, just to see what happens. Barring those occasions, I have only been infected by virus/trojan a handful of times over the last 10 years.

Ironduke
10 Aug 09,, 21:45
What's the best antivirus program out there?

I've been a "McAfee guy" for the longest time and I think I need a change. My friend told me Symantec corporation one is thee best, any suggestions folks?
AVG. I think it's better than any AV you can pay for, and it's free too.

AVG Free - Download Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows 7, Vista and XP (http://free.avg.com/)

When I've had to deal with malware and adware for other people, there are a few scanners that tell show you all the files but require that you pay for the software before it clears them out. Fair enough, I simply use their log to manually delete the files from the computer.

texasjohn
11 Aug 09,, 01:42
OK. take on the virus thingy.

1. McAfee is brain dead. It will let you down.

2. Norton and their many flavors will constanly make your system slow and lock up. Especially when the Internet protection firewall is installed.

3. AVG, yes free, but the paid version is good and the free version sucks.

4. Sophos rocks. It is used by most Govt agencies including ours and also has a malware detection. When Nimda hit, Sophos ( which is made in England) had a fix ready for us US users as they were 6-8 hours ahead. That's how good they are.

I'm getting off the soap box now, that was just my humble opinion..I've never been hit - period.

gunnut
11 Aug 09,, 02:05
4. Sophos rocks. It is used by most Govt agencies including ours and also has a malware detection. When Nimda hit, Sophos ( which is made in England) had a fix ready for us US users as they were 6-8 hours ahead. That's how good they are.

Hmmmm...used by government agencies...rapid response to a virus outbreak...

Let me get my tinfoil hat...:P

Parihaka
11 Aug 09,, 02:08
I don't do virus's.
























I have a mac : ))

Shamus
11 Aug 09,, 02:36
I don't do virus's.
























I have a mac : ))Arrrrrrrrrrr........twist that knife a little more will ya:P:)) Avast,ye lubbers.....no really....Avast,it's free and it works very well...no complaints after a year or so with it:cool:

Big K
11 Aug 09,, 02:57
NOD32 is the best...

i can play online while NOD32 updates & checks everything.

NOD32...

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 14:59
Ok gentlemen, I'm going to let you guys call on this

The reason why I reformatted and wanted to install a new AV program was because everytime I would plug in and turn on my external harddrive my screen would freeze immediately.

Now, I have a freshly formatted harddrive with symantec av installed, and I kept my computer off last night and when I pushed the power button, my computer doesn't turn on. The first screen thats supposed to show up doesn't even show up. I've cleaned both my inside fans so its not an issue with over heating; its my new harddrive isn't it? I've somehow managed to burn it out? I just bought it brand new 8 months ago.


P.S I'm on a laptop, arrrrrghh how I hate typing on this thing

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 15:04
Maybe I should elaborate a little bit more -

After I had my p.c reformatted and new windows on it, my external harddrive worked fine on it. My windows files could've been corrupted before.

I don't think my external harddrive was the reason for my internal harddrive to die out because I barely use my external harddrive (except to copy files into there) and its working perfectly fine on my laptop.

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 15:51
OK. take on the virus thingy.

1. McAfee is brain dead. It will let you down.

2. Norton and their many flavors will constanly make your system slow and lock up. Especially when the Internet protection firewall is installed.

3. AVG, yes free, but the paid version is good and the free version sucks.

4. Sophos rocks. It is used by most Govt agencies including ours and also has a malware detection. When Nimda hit, Sophos ( which is made in England) had a fix ready for us US users as they were 6-8 hours ahead. That's how good they are.

I'm getting off the soap box now, that was just my humble opinion..I've never been hit - period.

PC Mag rates Sophos antivirus number one along with Symantec's. They're both corporate aswell. Sophos is a tad bit too expensive, its also not sold for individual users.

texasjohn
11 Aug 09,, 16:00
PC Mag rates Sophos antivirus number one along with Symantec's. They're both corporate aswell. Sophos is a tad bit too expensive, its also not sold for individual users.

Sophos is available for individuals here in the US - Fry's Electronics.

Dreadnought
11 Aug 09,, 16:01
So once again I've got some kind of virus or trojan or malware on my computer that managed to get past the umteen million layers of security.

I've cleared out most of the crap but one thing remains and nobody seems to know anything about it in Internetland.

Basically I keep getting a fatal error message pop-up saying my media system is corrupt and it redirects my browser to this website (I DON'T recommend clicking on this hyperlink) http://wincodecpro.com/ where 50 bucks will naturally solve my problem.

It also seems to have somehow screwed up my audio because I can't get any sound from any device.

Like I said, this wincodecpro seems to be a brand-new thing because it doesn't turn up in a Google search at all.

*Told you to stay away from those loose female hard drives. See what you get?:));)

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 16:10
Sophos is available for individuals here in the US - Fry's Electronics.

Oh ok. Symantec shouldn't be too bad, but I've only had 1 day experience with it lol waiting for my buddy to get off work so we diagnose this mofo :cool:

Stitch
11 Aug 09,, 16:55
Now, I have a freshly formatted harddrive with symantec av installed, and I kept my computer off last night and when I pushed the power button, my computer doesn't turn on. The first screen thats supposed to show up doesn't even show up. I've cleaned both my inside fans so its not an issue with over heating; its my new harddrive isn't it? I've somehow managed to burn it out? I just bought it brand new 8 months ago.

It's not your HD, it's your BIOS; even if the HD isn't working, you should AT LEAST get a POST (Power On Self-Test) screen (although some manufacturers set the default boot-up screen to be what's called a "splash" screen, which usually shows the company's logo or something like that). If your HD wasn't working, you would get the POST screen, then you would probably get an error message saying something like "bootable device not found", or something like that.


P.S I'm on a laptop, arrrrrghh how I hate typing on this thing

I know, I hate typing on laptops, too; my fingers are too fat!

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 17:47
It's not your HD, it's your BIOS; even if the HD isn't working, you should AT LEAST get a POST (Power On Self-Test) screen (although some manufacturers set the default boot-up screen to be what's called a "splash" screen, which usually shows the company's logo or something like that). If your HD wasn't working, you would get the POST screen, then you would probably get an error message saying something like "bootable device not found", or something like that.



I know, I hate typing on laptops, too; my fingers are too fat!


Oh yeah eh. I haven't messed with my bios ever, but it could be that. I've wanted to do something about it only to realize I don't have the tools (another desk top p.c) or any super knowledge towards this so I'm going to take it over to my buddy's house in the evening. He also has an external harddrive which he can unscrew and then remove the actual hdd and insert my internal one which then becomes an externa hdd (to see if its actually corrupted) -my external hdd is the cool Lacie one, no fans, no screws so theres no way to open it up.

His synopsis is its either the harddrive or memory

Shamus
11 Aug 09,, 17:58
Oh yeah eh. I haven't messed with my bios ever, but it could be that. I've wanted to do something about it only to realize I don't have the tools (another desk top p.c) or any super knowledge towards this so I'm going to take it over to my buddy's house in the evening. He also has an external harddrive which he can unscrew and then remove the actual hdd and insert my internal one which then becomes an externa hdd (to see if its actually corrupted) -my external hdd is the cool Lacie one, no fans, no screws so theres no way to open it up.

His synopsis is its either the harddrive or memoryLast week my main computer appeared to fry after one of my son's marathon gaming sessions.....computer refused to come back up,black screen....tore the tower apart,blew the dust out of it,pulled the video card and cleaned it,put it all back together and........nothing,zip,zilch.....turns out my LCD monitor had bit the dust.......apologized to my son:redface:......bought a new monitor;).

Stitch
11 Aug 09,, 18:18
His synopsis is its either the harddrive or memory

Memory makes more sense; one time I accidentally managed to put a SIMM card in backwards (don't ask), and as soon as I tried to turn the computer on there was a whiff of smoke and then . . . . nothing. No fan, no HD, no nothing. I had killed the computer.

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 18:27
Last week my main computer appeared to fry after one of my son's marathon gaming sessions.....computer refused to come back up,black screen....tore the tower apart,blew the dust out of it,pulled the video card and cleaned it,put it all back together and........nothing,zip,zilch.....turns out my LCD monitor had bit the dust.......apologized to my son:redface:......bought a new monitor;).

haha happened to me too before, but then my monitor lost all power -there was no light no nothing when you turn it on- so I figured it out :)

Mobbme
11 Aug 09,, 18:28
Memory makes more sense; one time I accidentally managed to put a SIMM card in backwards (don't ask), and as soon as I tried to turn the computer on there was a whiff of smoke and then . . . . nothing. No fan, no HD, no nothing. I had killed the computer.

wouzers!!

Hopefully my problem is not that severe, maybe just something loose (highly unlikely) we'll just have to investigate :))

Shamus
11 Aug 09,, 18:29
haha happened to me too before, but then my monitor lost all power -there was no light no nothing when you turn it on- so I figured it out :)Mine was sneaky....power light would come on,screen would even flicker ever so slightly.......BAH!!:mad::))

Mobbme
12 Aug 09,, 00:36
So took it over to my buddy's house and BOOM, like magic my computer turns on perfectly. I then assume its because we used his air compressed p.c cleaner.

I bring it home and BOOM, same problem -computer will not start up and no screen shows.

I then unconnect my tower, and insert the plug into the wall jack instead of my power extension cord, and BOOM it works.

The problem: My power extension cord became weak and couldn't support the power from my p.c. Pretty interesting eh? LOL ;)

Mobbme
12 Aug 09,, 02:37
:redface::redface::(:mad::mad:

So I turn on the external HDD and computer restars, then freezes. But I have a big feeling my cpu overheats; going to get the fans checked, until my computer is up and running 100% WITH my external HDD on, I will not post in this thread again :cool:

cyppok
12 Aug 09,, 03:19
So once again I've got some kind of virus or trojan or malware on my computer that managed to get past the umteen million layers of security.

I've cleared out most of the crap but one thing remains and nobody seems to know anything about it in Internetland.

Basically I keep getting a fatal error message pop-up saying my media system is corrupt and it redirects my browser to this website (I DON'T recommend clicking on this hyperlink) http://wincodecpro.com/ where 50 bucks will naturally solve my problem.

It also seems to have somehow screwed up my audio because I can't get any sound from any device.

Like I said, this wincodecpro seems to be a brand-new thing because it doesn't turn up in a Google search at all.

Always wear a condom for protection when your downloading porn. :))




I am certain this was at least a little funny.

Parihaka
12 Aug 09,, 03:45
Parihaka's golden rule of technical matters, developed after thirty years of operating in and managing post production suites

Always check the obvious first!


To Shamus and Mobbme
I'm thinking of starting up WAB's very own Darwin Awards, guess who's going to receive a nomination:))

bolo121
12 Aug 09,, 05:21
So took it over to my buddy's house and BOOM, like magic my computer turns on perfectly. I then assume its because we used his air compressed p.c cleaner.

I bring it home and BOOM, same problem -computer will not start up and no screen shows.

I then unconnect my tower, and insert the plug into the wall jack instead of my power extension cord, and BOOM it works.

The problem: My power extension cord became weak and couldn't support the power from my p.c. Pretty interesting eh? LOL ;)

you know, you should never just plug your PC into the mains power wityh onlya power extension cord. Use a good UPS and surge suppressor combo, saves the PC from a lot of problems.

Mobbme
12 Aug 09,, 14:56
you know, you should never just plug your PC into the mains power wityh onlya power extension cord. Use a good UPS and surge suppressor combo, saves the PC from a lot of problems.

I've been running my computer(s) that way for ages bro. That's not a problem, or I hope its not.

Its my powersupply in my tower or one of the fans. Everything runs ok when my external drive is not plugged in. The moment I plug it in and turn it on the computer either freezes or re-starts. It has to be because not enough power to support both HDDs OR my computer is at the over heating stage.

I've installed speedfan and my friend said if it over exceeds 60c then there is a problem with my fans, but the heat doesn't pass 53 ever. So I'm stuck man, confused.

Shamus
12 Aug 09,, 15:02
To Shamus and Mobbme
I'm thinking of starting up WAB's very own Darwin Awards, guess who's going to receive a nomination:))The Darwin Technically-Challenged Award

Got a nice ring to it....as long as I don't win....;):))

Mobbme
12 Aug 09,, 15:10
Well, the situation is very unique. Lets see if you two gentlemen can figure it out, which I highly doubt ;)

Mobbme
12 Aug 09,, 15:12
So I went into safemode to see if it does the same thing, and once I turned the external hdd on in safe mode SAME thing happens, freezes :mad:

Its not a virus thing because my hdd is formatted and my external drive is clean; my external drive worked on my buddy's computer AND my laptop.

Shamus
12 Aug 09,, 15:21
Well, the situation is very unique. Lets see if you two gentlemen can figure it out, which I highly doubt ;)I believe you need to run some warp simulations on your flow sensors;):biggrin:



You might be on the right track with the power supply....

Stitch
12 Aug 09,, 18:06
I believe you need to run some warp simulations on your flow sensors;):biggrin:



You might be on the right track with the power supply....

I'm with Shamus; time to get a new power supply. You must be overloading the PSU.

Albany Rifles
12 Aug 09,, 18:12
The Darwin Technically-Challenged Award

Got a nice ring to it....as long as I don't win....;):))

Isn't that why they made the .45 ACP?

Shamus
12 Aug 09,, 19:02
Isn't that why they made the .45 ACP?:cool::biggrin: