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Windows XP questions (2)


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Widkidone

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Hey guys i have to interesting questions for you. First sometimes when i turn on my computer from a cold start that sometimes its not loading up. i can hear the hard drive spinning but nothing is happening. SO i press the reset button and then i have Windows start like normal. What causes this?

***I just installed a new hard drive because my last one took a dump on me!! So i am getting this problem :mad:

Second, i have ran HiJack This, Ad-Ware SE, Spybot, Spyware blaster, Norton Anti-virus, and Housecall and i do not have virus or anything else. But i have this "WellGet" registry file that comes up on my Crap Cleaner as an issue. Have you guys heard of this issue and what should i do?
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Wellget is a download manager which is adware and spyware free
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Yeah i was doing my research and that is what i found that WellGet is a download manager. But i do not have any download managers. The only thing i do have is a FireFox extension called Download Manager tweak 0.6.5. I have ran SPybot, Ad-Aware SE and they did not pick anything uo. My Norton Anit-virus did not pick anything up. HiJack This did not have anything bad because i checked with the guys here at Geeks To Go.
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Not sure why it is showing but pcworld.com recommend it
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You have the link to this regarding to this neing adaware/spyware....
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Hey man :

As far as your HDD goes try setting your BIOS settings back to default. Is it a SATA hard drive???

Also try editing your registry entries and see what yu can do about the Wellget thing ( i ahve never heard of that before!)

Also try getting Reg Cleaner 4.3 by Jouni Vuorio it'll help yu get rid of all the unwanted registry entries and what not!!


Cheers

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My hard drive is a Western Digital Raptor 74 GB 10000 RPM. i rane that RegCleaner 4.3 and it shows everything with green check marks. SO it found nothing wrong.

Edited by Widkidone, 17 April 2005 - 09:48 PM.

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Adware and Spyware Free as in none, but here is the link, read smarter downloads

Wellget article
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