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no system mechanic traces... there was "malwarebytes' antivirus" and i uninstalled it
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Ok lets see if it is in Autoruns then.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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ive been through this with phillpower2 so there are no entries of file not found
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but what about you earlier long post, its no longer relevant?
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Which earlier post are you referencing?
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its the longest one
with several thumbnails of DOS blue screen, it looked freaky and helpful at the same time
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Can you get the post number please?
Post 37 is long and it deals with the memory testing. I don't see where you ran the test at all.
I also rechecked your Autoruns and saw this:

+ "ares" "Ares p2p for windows" "Ares Development Group" "c:\program files (x86)\ares\ares.exe"


We may be dealing with a infection and in the end you may need to have your system gone through by one of our malware techs to make sure.

First off I suggest running the memtest86 program to check your memory.
Secondly have you had any luck in replacing the PSU?
Thirdly I would like to see you do the following after the above is done.

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
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how do i run memteast86 and i didnt even consider replacing it nor do i have an alternative PSU
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If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...


1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip). If you prefer to use the USB version then use this link USB KEY
2. Unzip downloaded /memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find /memtest86+-4.20.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate [b/memtest86+-4.20.iso[/b] file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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yeah i have 2 modules of RAM how do i set it to work with only one
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You will have to remove the module in the second slot and then try the system. If everything works or even if it doesn't then shutdown the system and switch the modules out and try the other module. Post your results when done. If you don't want to go that way then just run the software test on both modules at once. If everything shows good then no reason to proceed. The test will take awhile to complete as it should do a couple of complete passes to be accurate.
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so, i removed each one at a time and u could tell it was running a bit more slowly but after sometime like 2 3 minutes bridging this gap of lacking memory
thats the only difference
and just now as i restarted the computer with both sticks, before windows starting up, it gave me the blue screen twice in a row, and once when i pushed the reset button it shut down for 3 seconds and went back no by itself
so should i procede with the further instructions?
and by the way im not sure i put the second stick back as perfectly, so if on computer properties it shows 2 gb of memory which is the capacity of both sticks together its ok?

Edited by abulele, 17 November 2011 - 02:35 PM.

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As long as the total memory matches what you should have then you are ok.
Please try to run the actual memtest86 program on the two memory modules and see if it finds any errors.
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the boot cd is ready but first priority of booting was already cd ,somehow, nevetheless ichose second priority to be from hard disk and still windows is starting up as
usual, i also tried keeping ctrl button down while pc is restarting, dont know if thats a myth or not.... didnt work either
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Is the boot priority set in the bios or are you trying to use a boot screen?
Did you burn the cd per the instructions as any other way it will not work.
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