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SO MANY PROBLEMS!


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My comp is going to the crapper. I keep getting the Automatic update error, I cant open the system file in the control panel, when i right click my computer from Start it gives me "Run DLL as an App" error. Im so overwhelmed and i can't install anything as i just recovered from the Acebot trojan, so am i SOL? I would really appreciate help as this is my only computer.
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Best suggestion, back up all the files you want to keep and re-install windows.
-Pete.
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Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement

This section is optional

Download and install
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Thing is I dont have an XP CD.
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You can borrow a same version as was installed XP CD, so if you download SP2, you need an XP SP1 CD, whenevr you need to put the product key, put yours, not the one on the borrowed CD
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but i never installed XP on my comp so how would i know the product key?
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Click start then right click my computer, click properties, is there an OEM number under registered to
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Alright I was able to fix some of the problems but i still have the dilemma of not being able to install and getting NSIS errors.
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