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no differance...

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Hello, sorry to bother you, i was just wondering if you ran out of ideas or just forgot about my thread, as it has been 5 days since your last reply..

Here's a link to the thread: http://www.geekstogo...ng-t259751.html

If you don't have any more advice to give me, as you said you're "not the best at the network stuff" then that is completely understandable and i thank you for all the help thus far.



Try booting into Safe Mode With Networking and trying internet then. Does it work correctly then?
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Hello again, so i booted up into safemode and firefox seemed to run smoothly? while i was there i ran a full virus/spyware scan again , all clean...

But i have noticed something extremely odd, Internet explorer is doing something strange, for every webpage it opens it creates a new process? (if i have 3 pages open in IE then there will be 4 IExplore.exe processes, 3 webpages + the actual program)

I'm thoroughly confused now.

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That is normal as OS treats each page as a new process.
So both IE and FF run fine under Safe Mode With Networking?
Reboot back into normal mode and then do the following.

Lets see what you have in your startup

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Startups
Then uncheck everything and restart.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 12 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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Hello, sorry for the slow response, Christmas is stressful time and i was traveling a lot due to a death in the family..

As for disabling startup services, it didn't seem to have an effect :)

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Not a problem and i am sorry for your loss. If you want we can wait a while longer?
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oh no, thank you but the Christmas break in coming to a close and i wont be traveling anymore.

i'd like to get to the bottom of this...

>CK

Edited by Ckenward, 02 January 2010 - 07:43 PM.

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have you done the steps in post 20 and if so what were the results?
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the system booted fine but firefox and internet explorer were still having the same problems.

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oK can you tell me if there were any updates just prior to this happening?
Was there any files downloaded just prior to this issue starting?
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Well the problem started to occur about two weeks before my first post, sorry but I can't really remember...
If it helps any, before I posted here I tried a system restore to no avail.

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QK have tried just about everything so I'm going to try some stranger areas and see if there is any issue.

Go to
Start and then to Run
Type in Chkdsk /r Note the space between k and /
Click Enter ...It will probably ask if you want to do this on the next reboot...click Y
If the window doesn't shutdown on its own then reboot the system manually. On reboot the system will start the chkdsk operation
This one will take longer then chkdsk /f

Note... there are 5 stages...
It may appear to hang at a certain percent for a hour or more or even back up and go over the same area...this is normal...
DO NOT SHUT YOUR COMPUTER DOWN WHILE CHKDSK IS RUNNING OR YOU CAN HAVE SEVERE PROBLEMS
This can take several hours to complete.
When completed it will boot the system back into windows.

Let me know if this fixes the problem



Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions



Revised and Simplified:


Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

SFC
- Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
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So i ran a chkdsk and a sfc /scannow and it fixed something.. but it didn't help with my brownsing..

Here's what chkdsk did:

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
Cleaning up 527 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 527 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 527 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

312560608 KB total disk space.
270488292 KB in 151897 files.
65772 KB in 14666 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
356092 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
41650452 KB available on disk.


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Rerun the chkdsk /r option and let me know if it finds more to fix.
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