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#31
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Thanks gus I did all of the prerequesite steps so I will post my log there and see if they can help. This is the last thing I will bother you with, is there a way to force my cpu to a certian restore point?
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You will get a better reaction to any repairs when the PC is clear of malware and you don't want to create restore points with malware on the PC
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I also have this problem. Would a system reboot fix my computer and remove this problem??
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Do you think you have malware on the PC?
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I have no idea. My friend is coming round on friday to try and sort out the problem. He's v gd at computery stuff.

The message only started appearing yesterday, after i installed a trial version of AVG with its firewall. Then microsoft security centre said its firewall was turned off so I turned it back on. The message then appeared. I can, however, continue to play games no problem but its generally annoying me a lot. Is it actually harmful for my computer?
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Turn the windows firewall off if you have a third party one, see if the error goes
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The firewall is off but the message still appears. It also appears when i close paint. The mspaint.exe is another one to add to the list
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Click start, control panel, security centre, change the way security centre alerts me, remove the tick for firewall, click apply

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

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ill do this when my friend is here. he'll know what to do. when i do these things i always muck up and break something...
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Hope it goes well
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Hey everybody! (Hey Dr. Nick!)

Just checking back to let you know that I resolved my problem, I found someone at Dell who actually knew what they were doing. The problem was McAfee conflicting with windows blinds. I removed both and everything is peachy keen again. Thanks for everyone's help I sure do appreciate your time.

P.S. McAfee sucks!!!!!!
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Window blinds? What are they?
Maybe the same is happening with AVG and my windows. What I should do as I only bought the 2 year subscription yesterday. Have you reinstalled McAfee and has the problem persisted?
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Windows blinds is a program that that you can install on your cpu to change the basic appearance of windows. If you dont know what they are you probably dont have them installed onyour cpu. I did reinstall McAfee and no the problem did not remain but McAfee has its own set of issues. I now use AVG and I have had no problems, so dont worry. Just start uninstalling all your other programs one by one because most likely one is conflicting with AVG.
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Score!!

Turned out it was a clash between Spyware Doctor and AVG. Spware Doctor was the first thing I uninstalled and now everthing is working again.

My friend thouht it was a registry error. I don't need him. YAY!!

Thanks for the advice
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