The boot-troubles on this computer started just before cleaning-up after Malware-removal by Gringo,
However i don't think this is malware&removal-related but solely due to our mishap-electrical system. Gringo already closed my topic and answered 2 questions via PM but that didn't solve the boot-troubles. For the record i'll quote the related messages here.
Post #61 in thread 330289-need-help-removing-snapdowebsearch/, 04 August 2013 - 05:26 PM
Last week i did not have time to work on this computer but i needed to check at least the hanging on first start-screen, from where one can go to BIOS or into Safe Modus. I noticed that the computer could not get past this screen, but only when started on power-searge and not when started manualy. You see, our electra is a mess and everything in our office hangs on only 1 soccet. That often makes the computer boot when we turn the light on. I never noticed other (former) employees with access to this comp paying attention to this and the comp would be for hours on the user-account login-page. Before last week it never stalled at the first bootscreen. When closed by pressing the start-button for 3 seconds, there-after the comp can be started as normal with pressing the start-button again.
Note, last week the boot-troubles worsened, the comp can now lag on bootscreen 0, the NEC-welcomming-screen with only the options F2, continue to Set-up, or F12, continue to regular boot. this NEC-welcome-screen never showed before.
Sent 18 August 2013 - 07:16 in PM to Gringo.
About topic geekstogo.com/forum/topic/330289-need-help-removing-snapdowebsearch.
My greatest gratitudes for helping me resolve this issue.
Sorry i did not take time yesterday or earlyer this week to post back but as i already wrote, i've been working elsewhere. Besides i had to take extra time to relax or otherwise i might suffer burn-out too like the payed coördinator of our project.
I have 1 remark and 2 questions, don't think the post need to be re-opened, it can be answered via PM if that's alright with you and/or G2G-rules.
MS Security-updates all roled in like they should, just finished checking them.
Quesstion 1 : can i just remove the Farbar quaranteine-folder to recycle-bin or does it need more extensive un-installation (with what tool)?
Question 2 : Start-up-troubles with this computer are worse then before (remember it starts many a time at power-searge when we switch on the light). Should i now go to the G2G OS- or Hardware-forum? And is it worth their time given we just have to ask and we get new computers for free, Win XP is out of commission soon, and we'll need new computers after the re-organisation with 3 sister-projects anyway.
Thank you a million times,
Sent 19 August 2013 - 02:43 AM in PM
1. yes just move it over to the recycle bin
2. because of the way it shuts down it is getting little corruptions here and there - it is only going to get worse over time - might be worth running a chkdsk on it
Note : where Gringo writes "shuts down" it has to be "Powers up".
quote of my initial reply is unimportant, though my next reply which i post together with this new thread on the OS XP forum is :
send in PM after i post this here.
For comparison i first ran chkdsk from installationdisk->repair and there-after from Owner-account without the installationdisk. From installationdisk->repair it stated there's nothing wrong, in Owner-acc. it needed "chkdsk /f" to remove Index-statements in Index $130. They were about 10 log-files, the first 2 were edb009D4.log and edbtpm.log.
Also i ran FIXMBR without the actual fix applied afterward (from installationdisk->repair). Here the comp mentioned it had a non-standard or invallid MBR and asked to write a new MBR. I did't do that yet.
Tomorrow i'll buy a seperate extension-cord/socket with an on-off switch. That'll be used for this computer only and have no other devices plugged in. Then at least the computer will not power up when turning on the lights or the copy-machine.
Can you handle this issue? In my opinion this is coused by the power-surges and not by malware & it's removal. Or..... I think i'ld better go – according to forum-rules : have to go - to OS-forum now. Boot-up has not been improved, checked with regular shut-down and new boot, and with turning all electra off and then a power-surge when turning alectra on again. That was this morning.
When i started the comp to write this, tonight, i saw there were missing files when verifying Boot-Data. That has not shown before, either it lagged indeffinitly just before this point, or went on without a glitch. The OS-forumpage is : (Has to be edited in).
Note, as you can read i have to take extra free time to work on/with this computer as we've temporarily moved our operations to a sister-organisation. If everything is alright with a new payed coördinator we'll move back next thursday. If i don't answer right away there's no need to ask wheter i'll continue this thread, i surely will. Please don't close it.