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rtullier

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Computer:
DELL Dimension 4600, Janunary 2004
Windows XP Pro

History:
Almost exactly a year ago, I had an infection which I was able to clean with this site's help (Thanks again). After that I installed a few problem prevention tools:
DiamondCS; Process Guard & TDS3
Ghost Security; RegDefend

Everything worked great until about a week ago when I started seeing pop-ups to check my system for a possible virus. I went back to this site and followed the procedure at the following link: Start Here

I uninstalled all the tools from before and removed them from the system. After a few bumps, the computer was working fine again after running the XP install "Upgrade" option. I began reloading new versions of the tools and everything seemed good until I loaded "RegistryProt" RegistryProt. Once loaded it warned of several programs/services attempting to change/add to the registry. I chose block to many of these unti lit seemed odd that so many were appearing. I powerred off (maybe a big mistake) and when the computer booted back up, things were not working properly at all!

I uninstalled everything again and ran the Windows XP install again, using the "Upgrade" option. No help! Now when I boot;
Once I type my password, it stalls for an extended period during which I hear a warning beep
Once it starts XP I get several error windows saying there was a problem installing several files to;
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ado
msadrh15.dll
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc
msadcf.dll
msadco.dll
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole DB
oledb32.dll
msdasql.dll
msdaosp.dll
msdaora.dll
msdaosp.dll
I click "Ok" on all of these and I get to the Desktop
I attempt to load Explorer, it stalls again and when Explorer appears I get the flashlight and it can't find the hard drive. If I kill this and run Explorer from "Start/Run" it finds the hard drive but not flash memory attached via USB.

I have tried the install a few more times with the same results.

What's the next step??

Thanks for your help,
rtullier

Edited by rtullier, 06 June 2006 - 10:51 AM.

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gerryf

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Computer:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ado
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc
c:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole DB
rtullier





do these folders exiat
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rtullier

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Yes, and they have several files in them.
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man, cannot type today

I want you to download this:

http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

Run it, then reboot...does the problem persist?
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rtullier

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gerryf,

I edited the inital post with the file names of the files that did not load during the install.
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With regard to your last post,

I am at my office now. At home, I can not access the internet due to the trouble. I will download the file you indicated and bring it home on a CD to run.
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ok
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I downloaded and ran the file you suggested; it did not solve the problem. However, I also downloaded all the tools mentioned in the "Start Here" link on this site and once I ran AdAware (which removed "Alexa"), things started working again.

Thanks for your help,

rtullier
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