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Did this just accure after removing that file?
You could try to put it back but I found this on SMART analysis:

The SMART hard drive technology, available in IDE and SCSI, is designed to constantly monitor drive activity and to predict failures before they occur. The drive tracks fault prediction and failure indication parameters such as re-allocated sector count, spin retry count and calibration retry count. If the drive determines that a failure is imminent, it passes this information to management software, which generates a fault alert.

It's a hardware problem that has nothing to do with the issues we were working on.

These failures can be caused by static electricity, handling damage, or thermal-related solder problems, and there is nothing that can be done to predict or avoid them. In fact, 60% of drive failures are mechanical, often resulting from the gradual degradation of the drive's performance.


Please check this table to see what your problem is to be more exact.

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Download the following file and unzip it to your desktop. Then doubleclick it and grant permission to merge the registry entries.

restoretool

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Keep me informed please.
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Hi,

Actually the message started appearing before i took that file.I guess it has nothing to do with the hard disk failure as you said.After i removed the file the PC is working as usual means other than my task manager and desktop wall paper i can use all the other functions.


I also did the registry thing as you said.

Thanks.
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I cannot help you on the hardware issue.

You could try consulting my collegues:
http://www.geekstogo...pherals-f9.html
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Thanks I will ask them,but even now I am having the same problems I am not able to change my wallpapers and cant use my task manager.Can you help on these things.Plz.

Thanks,
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If you get this message, try the following:


Download this zipfile.
Open the ZIP file and extract or run the EXE inside.

If Task Manager opens, then closes quickly let me know.




For your desktop:
Download the following file and unzip it to your desktop. Then doubleclick it and grant permission to merge the registry entries.

restoretool

Edited by g2i2r4, 07 July 2005 - 05:08 PM.

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Yo Man,

It works now.I can change my wall paper as well as I am able to control my task manager.

Thanks dude!!!!!!!


Is my system totally free of all the spyware.
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Your log looked clean.

Do have someone help you on the harddisk error.
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Wow man,

Cant believe I am free from spyware. I was not sure where to post the hard disk problem so I didnt do it till now.
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I cannot help you on the hardware issue.

You could try consulting my collegues:
http://www.geekstogo...pherals-f9.html

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I posted the link for you.

Let them know the complete error message, so they will know what to look for.

Good luck.
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Now that you are clean (as far as it has something to do with malware), please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
  • Disable and Enable System Restore. - If you are using Windows ME or XP then you should disable and reenable system restore to make sure there are no infected files found in a restore point.

    You can find instructions on how to enable and reenable system restore here:

    Managing Windows Millenium System Restore

    or

    Windows XP System Restore Guide

    Renable system restore with instructions from tutorial above

  • Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
    • From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
    • Click once on the Security tab
    • Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
    • Click once on the Custom Level button.
      • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
      • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
      • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
      • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
      • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
      • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
      • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
      • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
    • Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

    See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

    Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

  • Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

  • Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

    For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

    Understanding and Using Firewalls

  • Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit http://www.windowsupdate.com regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

  • Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

  • Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

  • Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

    A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

    Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

  • Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

Glad I was able to help.
Sorry I can't help you on the hardware part.
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