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Old 03-23-2009, 06:27 PM   #16
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OK I restarted the computer and it ran.

But all it was, was ChkDsk. I've run that at least a dozen times in the last couple of months... that's what anyone I talk to has me do... and it has always come up with a perfect drive disc. No problems at all.

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with what /parameters?
(/f? /r?) did it run in dos at bootup?
check your PMs. i sent you a link to a tool.

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you might also check start/control panel/automatic updates to see if it's turned on for the MS updates. if it is, turn it off, apply, and turn it on again, apply. reboot and see what happens.

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with what /parameters?
(/f? /r?) did it run in dos at bootup?
check your PMs. i sent you a link to a tool.

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F, R, X, and I at various times. And yes, it was running in dos at boot and at regular scans too.

I have tried the on/off method with the updates.... but that is not the problem. MS update cannot seem to read my computer. The upgrade site and my computer both freeze up while trying to see what upgrades I need, and I have to shut my computer off to resume normal operations.

Thank you for the scan program. It ran for just over two hours to read my 115 G HD, and it was reading about a block per second. Every single one was GREEN.

I've had some of the sharpest IT guys I know with Raytheon, Pinellas County, and the City of St. Petersburg, and one private consultant firm trying to figure this mess of a machine out. And they all say to wipe it out and reinstall XP.

I've been dragging my feet because of the cost of replacing all my programs. Money is a little tight right now. If I can get MS to agree to let me reinstall the suite free, I may bite the bullet and do it soon.

This thing is getting to be real aggravating.
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Warning Will Robinson!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/24/c...orm/index.html

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DeBolt said Conficker C imbeds itself deep in the computer where it is difficult to track. The program, for instance, stops Windows from conducting automatic updates that could prevent the malware from causing damage.

The program could delete all of the files on a person's computer, use zombie PCs -- those controlled by a master -- to overwhelm and shut down Web sites or monitor a person's keyboard strokes to collect private information like passwords or bank account information, experts said.

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