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Nancy S.

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I recently got some help with my computer that wasn't booting up. I removed the battery inside the computer and put it back in and that got the computer working again.

It worked for a couple days, but now it won't boot up again. I am not getting the message I got before (Warning!! Some changes in chipset or clock settings ...). I am not getting any message. I can get into Safe Mode. I tried resetting to a previous restore point, but that didn't work. I think there is something major messed up since it tends to suddenly go out for no reason.

Now, when I am in safe mode and start going through the setting a new restore point process, about 20 little notices pop up saying:

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A Change to the Default User Folders Requires Approval
An attempt to change your default user folder [shell folder] to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop has been detected.
Shell folders are special folders that Windows uses to indicate the default location for many types of settings and data.
Advice: Since it is not known if this is spyware you should analyze it before deciding to allow it.

I have not allowed allowed this "change to the default user folders"

In any case, I am at a loss.

Because of the latest message, I am not sure whether to post to the malware thread.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Nancy
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gerryf

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I think what they told in that thread is still an issue--your CMOS battery is dying. That is at least part of the problem (the first error message).

First, get a new battery, then we can move on from there.
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Nancy S.

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Okey doke,

I have the new battery installed and I'm now able to log on.

I still get these little windows coming up on top of each other:

A Change to the Default User Folders Requires Approval

An attempt to change your default user folder (shell folder) to %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu has been detected.

Shell folders are special folders that Windows uses to indicate the default location for many types of settings and data.

Advice: Since it is not known if this is spyware you should analyze it before deciding to allow it.

What would you like to do?
Allow Block

When I went to turn off the computer I also got a message:

Run-time error '462'
The remote server machine does not exist or is unavailable

Thanks for your help!
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