Firstly, welcome to GeekstoGo.
HiJack logs cannot be used in this forum. In its general scan purpose they are only allowed in the Malware forum.
Here we can only look at various aspects of the log, namely the startup items and a couple of other aspects.
Please do the fiollowing
1. Check that you have System Restore points and that you can still access system restore. DO not restore at this stage
2. Establish a restore point.
3. Run this software please
Download TFC by OldTimer
to your desktop
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
4.After you have run TFC please run System File checker
and then to Run
Type in: sfc /scannow
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc)
finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
does not find any errors in Windows XP,
it will simply quit, without any message.f you don't have Windows CD....
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.
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
5. Now run a chkdsk - Start, run, type "cmd" without quotes
Type "chkdsk C: /r" without quotes and presuming windows is on C drive
Agree to run on restart and do so please.
DO NOT INTERRUPT the chkdsk.
6. Now run disk defrag on Start, Programs Accessories, System Tools and click the analyse button and then if windows deems it necessary, click the report button and establish the level of fragmentation.
If more than 10%, you will be there all day using the Windows defrag.
Install Auslogics defrag and use that please.. Auslogics Defrag
in my opinion is better because:
- It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
- It will actually show you what it is doing
- At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
- You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
- It is faster then Windows Defrag
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.http://auslogics.com...defrag/download
Please post back with the results having done all of the above.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 22 May 2011 - 10:08 AM.