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r.clark

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2013, 10:44:02 PM »
yeah, that's what I'm seeing so far.

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2013, 11:16:38 PM »
A quick question before I proceed :  Do you experience the same problems with Firefox or IE

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2013, 12:21:30 AM »
yeah, everything is extremely slow. Both browsers took several minutes to start up. I've been using IE in safe mode before and it works pretty well. In normal mode it's still pretty awful. At one point I had to restart because windows explorer crashed. It generally takes at least 20 minutes to boot up and become semi-responsive. I have gone through msconfig to limit startup programs.


-EDIT-

So I decided to log onto the other account I have on my computer. I don't regularly use it, it's just a fresh user account I made a few weeks ago. In both accounts I've noticed that I can launch skype (as in I can see the window) but the fields where you would enter your credentials to log in is blank and I'm listed as offline. The other account seems to run fine save one thing: I can't launch chrome. I had some trouble with IE, but I could coax it to run as admin. Windows explorer runs with no major hangups. Right now I have task manager open and I can see four instances of chrome.exe but that's it. I hope this helps!
« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 01:52:35 AM by r.clark »

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2013, 04:50:02 PM »
OK lets try and organise the boot sequence and then run it from there

Download the windows development toolkit to your desktop
Run the Downloader, accept the various agreements and defaults that pop up
When you get to this page select "Windows Performance Toolkit" only


Then select install, it will now download  the toolkit.  Select the desktop as the download location
Once it has downloaded  then close the window
Go to the Folder on your desktop C:\Users\your name\Desktop\Windows Kits\8.0\StandaloneSDK
Run SDKSetup to install


Now open an elevated command prompt :
Go Start > All Programs > Accesssories
Right click Command Prompt and select  "Run as Administrator "

In the black box that opens type in the following command :
(Note : Copy and paste will work if so desired)

xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot



Now your PC will be restarted 6 times. After the second reboot the MS defragmentation program is running and is placing the files into an optimized layout, so that Windows will boot up faster (for the description read what ReadyBoot is). The last Reboots are training of readyBoot. After the training is finished, you'll notice a huge improvement in startup.

Note! DON'T USE OTHER DEFRAGMENTATION PROGRAMS AFTER THE OPTIMIZATION, USE ONLY THE INCLUDED MS TOOL, BECAUSE EVERY TOOL PLACES THE FILES AT A DIFFERENT OFFSET ON YOUR HDD, BECAUSE ALL TOOL THINK THEY KNOW IT BETTER!

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2013, 06:45:04 PM »
nevermind, I got it; will post back after I run cmd prompt.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 06:53:43 PM by r.clark »

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2013, 07:33:50 PM »
My system rebooted once. Then I got a window that had a countdown from 100. I let it run until it said "waiting to elevate." I got a prompt from UAC which I allowed. Now it doesn't seem to be doing anything and the window is gone. Do I manually reboot or something?

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2013, 07:57:12 PM »
If this is the second run it will be optimising the drive, this can take up to 20 minutes dependant on your system

The hard drive light should be flashing

r.clark

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2013, 08:24:07 PM »
It still hasn't rebooted yet, and the HD light isn't flashing anymore like it was. :(

-UPDATE-

after over an hour I ended up with a bluescreen (a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage).
Beneath that it said "driver_power_state_failure" I restarted my computer and I got the same diologue with the countdown (run 1 of 6). I allowed it to run at the UAC prompt and eventually I got an error stating "gave up waiting for virtual prefetcher after 300 seconds."
« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 11:01:05 PM by r.clark »

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2013, 11:16:57 PM »
OK I need to check that out as it indicates a windows system problem


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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2013, 11:21:52 PM »
Could you run this elevated command :

xbootmgr -trace boot -prepsystem

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2013, 11:48:50 PM »
I ran that and rebooted. Now I'm seeing the same window (delay for system prep run 1 of 6).

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2013, 11:52:42 PM »
This should now run through properly

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2013, 12:21:48 AM »
nope, I got the same error with the prefetcher.

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2013, 11:52:58 AM »
OK I will go back to the drawing board on that one

Could you do a clean install of Chrome i.e. a full uninstall and then re-install

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Re: Infected PC
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2013, 03:08:32 AM »
I'm unable to reinstall chrome. IE crashes when I select download. Firefox works fine and downloads the installer, but when I run the installer it displays a window that says "waiting to download chrome" then it closes and that's it.