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I have bought panda Internet Security 2009 and also upgraded my ram to 4gig DDR2 Ram within the last 3 weeks

What is going on

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Edited by killallviruses, 14 December 2008 - 07:00 AM.

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Hello killallviruses...

Right click on My Computer and choose "Properties". Click the "Hardware" tab and then the "Device Manager" button. Expand (click +) IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

Right click on the Primary IDE channel, choose "Properties", then click the "Advanced Settings" tab. List the Current Transfer Mode for each device shown for this channel.

Right click on the Secondary IDE channel, choose "Properties", then click the "Advanced Settings" tab. List the Current Transfer Mode for each device shown for this channel.

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I dont seem to have a secondary IDE Channel, but 2 Primary IDE Channels

See pic

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That's ok...just list the Current Transfer Modes for the two Primary channels.
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Ultra DMA Mode 2
Ultra DMA Mode 5
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Those are correct if you only have 1 HDD and 1 optical drive aboard.

Have you had your rig checked for malware? There are quite a few infections that can cause issues like this...some are not easily detected by scanners.
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I do have an external HDD

I use Malware Bytes nearly everyday, is there any other programs I should be using
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External HDD's generally connect through the USB ports and should not cause the symptoms you describe. That's not to say that they can't cause the problem...it's just not real likely.


Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions you'll find there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the process you are still having difficulty--and you may not be-- post a hijackthis log for analysis in THAT forum. Do Not reply to or "bump" your own topic...if it shows a reply, it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.
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Ive got to this part

'If you have anything disabled by MSConfig or any other startup manager, please re-enable them before running any scans, or posting a Hijack This log.'

Do I need to enable everything in Startup & Services??
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Some processes and services are used by malware so having a bunch disabled may interfere with the detection process. It's best to have everything enabled while looking for infections.

If you wish to have legit services and/or processes disabled for performance reasons, write down the disabled ones before you enable everything...so you can disable them again if you so desire.
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