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Mouse & Keyboard Freeze/Monitor Distorted--Virus?


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I didn't find setup under the CAB directory. This is what and where I found the file:

C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\INSTALL\setup.exe

Microsoft Windows
Millennium Operating System
Windows Setup EXE
Version 4.90.0.3000

Size: 5.57 KB (5,712)
Size on disk: 16.0 KB (16,384)

Created: September 11, 2002
Modified: June 8, 2000
Accessed: August 13, 2005

My concern here is the dates. I didn't access that file today. All I did was check the properties of the file in Windows Explorer, and the creation date is after the modified date???
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Checking it will change the "Accessed:" date.

The fileversion is the correct one, so that will be the one to use.

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:) Oh! I am so frustrated! Here's what's happened and happening:

I tried to setup in safe mode, but it wouldn't go. I kept getting conventional memory errors. I ran a thorough scan disk and defrag prior to installing in windows without loading any startup files. I first ran it with the setup I had in /INSTALL, but I got an error "unable to install Java package from c:\windows\system\dajava.cab. Generic trust failure." I continued the setup, but it locked up at components and I had to reboot.

I tried copying the files to a separate directory and installing from that directory, but that also gave me the conventional memory error, so I ran it in Windows with the /is option to bypass scandisk. I still got the "unable to install Java" error and when it complete the installl and restarted, I got "windows encountered an error accessing the registry. Windows will repair the registry for you and restart the computer."

I was almost confident until I couldn't access the internet. I have DSL and tried to reinstall from the CD. Error: I don't have the correct version of Internet Explorer now. I can't even remember the error I got trying to access Outlook Express. I also can't get my printer to work. Tried reinstalling that -- no go. I'm so burnt out on this dang thing.

I started to download IE to my son's computer, but have just now found out that he doesn't have a CDRW nor a floppy drive. I'm almost to the edge here.

I realized I could email those files to my husband and have him save them to a floppy (he doesn't have a CDRW either), and hopefully updating the IE, I will be able to get back on line. I should have known everything that could go wrong would, but I've really been trying to work the positive angle.

During one of the reboots, I had a strange file in my task manager or config file. I'm not sure when or where, I just wrote it down. Could you tell me what this is: DEVICE=C:\windows\dblbuff.sys /d+ I've never seen this one before.

I didn't think I had much to worry about overwriting my settings because I have the software to reinstall or have downloaded the drivers to update, but it didn't even cross my mind that I'd lose my internet connection with the reinstall of Windows ME. BTW, the only sfc.exe file I found after the complete reinstall on my system was the one I installed from you. It's still not on my system. Are you sure that it is a Windows ME file? I have an early night at work tonight, but 2 long shifts the next 2 nights. I'd really like to get it up soon. I'm so cranky because this is all I seem to do. :tazz: I'm now back on my son's computer and working on mine. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. :)

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To be honest, I have no idea what went wrong. I'll ask the specialists for advise and get back to you.

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do you care if you lose all data on the system?....for whatever reason it didn't like installling from safe mode/inside windows......just insert the me cd into the cd drive and boot from the cd...and do a clean install....
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Please, not the data! I wasn't concerned about the settings because I thought I had all the drivers to be reinstalled. Just goes to show, you can't be too prepared. I just didn't expect to lose my internet connection. I think I have Windows Me reinstalled, except for the Java error I mentioned.

I finally got the Internet Explorer file I needed to reinstall a more recent version to try to reinstall my Verizon DSL. Still can't connect. I called Verizon for help, they referred me to NetGear, who basically told me that they just can't help me because their router works and they can't help me set it up on my computer! :)

I am connected at an ethernet jack in the wall which runs to the modem, the router and to the incoming line. I know the jack, router and the modem work because I can connect my son's laptop to the same jack that I connect my computer to and his works, mine doesn't. I know it's the settings in my computer, but I don't know how to fix it. Verizon DSL can't find the modem. Netgear is not replying to their ping, but I CAN connect with my son's laptop and reply to this message. I don't know what else to try. I'm so frustrated right now I could just cry! :tazz:

When trying to connect in IE, I get "Internet Explorer could not open the search page" when I type: http://www.yahoo.com or any other address. I even entered my ip address with the same error. I cannot find any files referencing net gear. I thought about uninstalling Windows Millenium, but I don't know that would help at this point. I have no restore points prior to installation either. I'd love to get my data off, but I can't write to my cd writer. Something got lost and the file won't run. Can't find the CD for Adaptec and couldn't find a setup or install file. Found uninstall though. Another strange things is that the title line in IE reads: Cannot find server-Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online and the little block under the X to the right of the window where the globe revolves now has a marquee reading Verizon and there is no world.

If I haven't totally confused you, I'd love more input. Thank you so much.

I would so much appreciate any assistance in setting up Windows ME for configuration with NetGear Router RP114 and Verizon DSL. I don't know where else to turn. Thank you so much for your reply and help.

Edited by totianni, 19 August 2005 - 11:21 AM.

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Don't laugh at this
But do you have an old dial up modem you can use to access the internet?
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I've been trying to submit an edit, but had trouble with it going through.

I still have the 56K dial-up modem in my computer, but it is no longer installed and I don't have an access number to connect.

I would love to laugh right now :tazz:

Thanks for the suggestion.

Edited by totianni, 16 August 2005 - 01:32 AM.

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Check with your ISP I know they are not all the same but with my ISP if you can not access via dsl then you can access via dialup to get going again.
Worth a phone call ?
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worse comes to worse connect 2 computers via cross over cable copy all data
to the other computer
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right click my computer > manage > device manager. and look for any yellow ?
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I have lots of yellow!

-->Network adapters: TV Data Adapter
-->Other devices: PCI Mass Storage Controller (never could find the problem with that one -- didn't seem to matter though)
-->Universal Serial Bus controllers: Canon MP390 (can't get my printer to work either--used to be installed/print to: MPUSBPRN01, but now says I have to specify a valid port to print to)

Ugh! All this for a daggone mouse!

I have my son's laptop, but he runs XP and has no floppy or CD writer and I haven't a clue how to connect them to download my data. Either way, I still can't connect to the internet. I was going to try to call my isp again to try to get their help setting it up. Maybe someone else will have a fresh perspective.

Oh, BTW, my mouse now works (of course, nothing else seems to) and I just found another error message I had written down previously while installing Windows ME:

"The McAfee winsock filter detected that your windows sockets protocals were changed or upgraded--however, while attempting to reconfigure the winsock filter for these changes, there was an expected error 1157. Please report this error to McAfee Tech Support."

Funny thing about it though, I'm almost certain that I had uninstalled all McAfee and didn't have anything left on my computer to get that message????

As always, still open to all suggestions and appreciate your help so very much. You are all the best! Thank you.

Edited by totianni, 16 August 2005 - 09:39 AM.

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ok well you can't connect to the internet because you don't have a nic card installed...you need to get the driver for your NIC card.
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NIC card?

I just got off the phone with my isp. No help there either. He thinks it's my ethernet card, but everything was fine before I reinstalled WinMe. I just don't think it's the card.

Is the NIC card the ethernet card? My isp said I could get to the modem and the router (ping), but not beyond. Do I need new drivers for the ethernet card?

Do you think I need to get a new one? He said they were pretty cheap. Wish it was that easy . . . can it be?
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yes..NIC is the ethernet card (Network Interface Card) and yes you should get the drivers for your card...windows probably didn't install them
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