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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 12:49:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell Dimension
4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a problem
with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."

I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run scandisk,
I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG, ZA,
Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete virus
scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were found.
I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently with
both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.

When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the error
message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing drivers,
bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."

Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get the
error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using the
Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the program
freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.

I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the technician
was unable to help me. She said that she would have another technician call
me back if they could determine what the problem was.

Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be most
appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(

Herman

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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 12:49:03 AM

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From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is physically
failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and difficult
problem.

Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first completes and
then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test software
from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.

Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new HD so
low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive before
it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a test.

Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the evaluation
copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests should
tell you if the drive is failing.

And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my recent
experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her company's
success.

So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell Dimension
> 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
problem
> with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
> able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
> dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
>
> I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
> preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
scandisk,
> I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG, ZA,
> Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete virus
> scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
found.
> I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently
with
> both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
>
> When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the error
> message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing drivers,
> bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
>
> Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get the
> error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using the
> Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the program
> freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
>
> I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
technician
> was unable to help me. She said that she would have another technician
call
> me back if they could determine what the problem was.
>
> Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be most
> appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
>
> Herman
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 1:55:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jack--

Thanks for your prompt response.

When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message "WinME
has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition." Scandisk
found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't seem
to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax Advanced
Test is in progress.

I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the problem,
however.

I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before the
Dell technician even answered the phone.

I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has finished.

Thanks again.

Herman


"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is physically
> failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and difficult
> problem.
>
> Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
> scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first completes
and
> then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
software
> from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
>
> Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new HD
so
> low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive before
> it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a
test.
>
> Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the evaluation
> copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests should
> tell you if the drive is failing.
>
> And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
recent
> experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
> memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
company's
> success.
>
> So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell Dimension
> > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
> problem
> > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may
be
> > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
> > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> >
> > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
> > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
> scandisk,
> > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG,
ZA,
> > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete virus
> > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
> found.
> > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently
> with
> > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
> >
> > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the error
> > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
drivers,
> > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> >
> > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get
the
> > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using the
> > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
program
> > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
> >
> > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
> technician
> > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another technician
> call
> > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> >
> > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be most
> > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
> >
> > Herman
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 2:19:44 AM

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Jack--

Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is certified
error-free." Any further ideas?

HB


"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Jack--
>
> Thanks for your prompt response.
>
> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
"WinME
> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition." Scandisk
> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't seem
> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
Advanced
> Test is in progress.
>
> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
problem,
> however.
>
> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before the
> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>
> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has finished.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Herman
>
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
physically
> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
difficult
> > problem.
> >
> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first completes
> and
> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
> software
> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
> >
> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new HD
> so
> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
before
> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a
> test.
> >
> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the evaluation
> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
should
> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >
> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
> recent
> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
> company's
> > success.
> >
> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
> > --
> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > ------
> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
Dimension
> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
> > problem
> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
may
> be
> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
VxD
> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> > >
> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during the
> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
> > scandisk,
> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg AVG,
> ZA,
> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
virus
> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
> > found.
> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan frequently
> > with
> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
> > >
> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
error
> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
> drivers,
> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> > >
> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I get
> the
> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using
the
> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
> program
> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
> > >
> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
> > technician
> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
technician
> > call
> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> > >
> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
most
> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
> > >
> > > Herman
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 12:12:26 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need to
read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with GoBack
installed.
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Jack--
>
> Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is certified
> error-free." Any further ideas?
>
> HB
>
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> Jack--
>>
>> Thanks for your prompt response.
>>
>> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
> "WinME
>> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
>> Scandisk
>> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't
>> seem
>> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
> Advanced
>> Test is in progress.
>>
>> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
>> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
> problem,
>> however.
>>
>> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before the
>> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>>
>> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has finished.
>>
>> Thanks again.
>>
>> Herman
>>
>>
>> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
>> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
> physically
>> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
> difficult
>> > problem.
>> >
>> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and running
>> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
>> > completes
>> and
>> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
>> software
>> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
>> >
>> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new
>> > HD
>> so
>> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
> before
>> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as a
>> test.
>> >
>> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
>> > evaluation
>> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
> should
>> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >
>> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
>> recent
>> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just a
>> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
>> company's
>> > success.
>> >
>> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
>> > --
>> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
>> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> > ------
>> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
> Dimension
>> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is a
>> > problem
>> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
> may
>> be
>> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
> VxD
>> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
>> > >
>> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during
>> > > the
>> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
>> > scandisk,
>> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg
>> > > AVG,
>> ZA,
>> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
> virus
>> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses were
>> > found.
>> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
>> > > frequently
>> > with
>> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
>> > >
>> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
> error
>> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
>> drivers,
>> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
>> > >
>> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I
>> > > get
>> the
>> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using
> the
>> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
>> program
>> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
>> > >
>> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
>> > technician
>> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
> technician
>> > call
>> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
>> > >
>> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
> most
>> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
>> > >
>> > > Herman
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 4:35:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Noel--

I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website, but I
still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
errors on my C drive.

Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy time
to troubleshoot the old one?

Any further ideas? Thanks!

Herman


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need to
> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with GoBack
> installed.
>
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Jack--
> >
> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
certified
> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >
> > HB
> >
> >
> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> Jack--
> >>
> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >>
> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
> > "WinME
> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
> >> Scandisk
> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't
> >> seem
> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
> > Advanced
> >> Test is in progress.
> >>
> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
> > problem,
> >> however.
> >>
> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before
the
> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >>
> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
finished.
> >>
> >> Thanks again.
> >>
> >> Herman
> >>
> >>
> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
> > physically
> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
> > difficult
> >> > problem.
> >> >
> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
running
> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
> >> > completes
> >> and
> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
> >> software
> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
> >> >
> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a new
> >> > HD
> >> so
> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
> > before
> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as
a
> >> test.
> >> >
> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
> >> > evaluation
> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
> > should
> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >
> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
> >> recent
> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is just
a
> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
> >> company's
> >> > success.
> >> >
> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
> >> > --
> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >
> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> > ------
> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
> > Dimension
> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is
a
> >> > problem
> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
> > may
> >> be
> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
> > VxD
> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> > >
> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during
> >> > > the
> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
> >> > scandisk,
> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg
> >> > > AVG,
> >> ZA,
> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
> > virus
> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses
were
> >> > found.
> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
> >> > > frequently
> >> > with
> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each scan.
> >> > >
> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
> > error
> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
> >> drivers,
> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> >> > >
> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I
> >> > > get
> >> the
> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME using
> > the
> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
> >> program
> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
> >> > >
> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
> >> > technician
> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
> > technician
> >> > call
> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> >> > >
> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
> > most
> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
> >> > >
> >> > > Herman
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 4:40:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when you
boot to Windows?

From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Noel--
>
> I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website, but
> I
> still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
> errors on my C drive.
>
> Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy
> time
> to troubleshoot the old one?
>
> Any further ideas? Thanks!
>
> Herman
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need to
>> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
>> GoBack
>> installed.
>>
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > Jack--
>> >
>> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
> certified
>> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >
>> > HB
>> >
>> >
>> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> Jack--
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >>
>> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error message
>> > "WinME
>> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
>> >> Scandisk
>> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it didn't
>> >> seem
>> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
>> > Advanced
>> >> Test is in progress.
>> >>
>> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
>> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
>> > problem,
>> >> however.
>> >>
>> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold before
> the
>> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >>
>> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
> finished.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks again.
>> >>
>> >> Herman
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
>> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
>> > physically
>> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
>> > difficult
>> >> > problem.
>> >> >
>> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
> running
>> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
>> >> > completes
>> >> and
>> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk test
>> >> software
>> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
>> >> >
>> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a
>> >> > new
>> >> > HD
>> >> so
>> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new drive
>> > before
>> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive as
> a
>> >> test.
>> >> >
>> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
>> >> > evaluation
>> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen tests
>> > should
>> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> >
>> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in my
>> >> recent
>> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is
>> >> > just
> a
>> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
>> >> company's
>> >> > success.
>> >> >
>> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this ng.
>> >> > --
>> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
>> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> >
>> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> > ------
>> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
>> > Dimension
>> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There is
> a
>> >> > problem
>> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
>> >> > > You
>> > may
>> >> be
>> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
>> > VxD
>> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
>> >> > >
>> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points during
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to run
>> >> > scandisk,
>> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode, eg
>> >> > > AVG,
>> >> ZA,
>> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two complete
>> > virus
>> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses
> were
>> >> > found.
>> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
>> >> > > frequently
>> >> > with
>> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
>> >> > > scan.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received the
>> > error
>> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
>> >> drivers,
>> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode; I
>> >> > > get
>> >> the
>> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
>> >> > > using
>> > the
>> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD, the
>> >> program
>> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone, the
>> >> > technician
>> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
>> > technician
>> >> > call
>> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would be
>> > most
>> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Herman
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 4:51:38 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Noel--

Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk runs
without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no text.

FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.

Thanks again!

HB

"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when you
> boot to Windows?
>
> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Noel--
> >
> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website,
but
> > I
> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
> > errors on my C drive.
> >
> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy
> > time
> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >
> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >
> > Herman
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need
to
> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
> >> GoBack
> >> installed.
> >>
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > Jack--
> >> >
> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
> > certified
> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >
> >> > HB
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> Jack--
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >>
> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
message
> >> > "WinME
> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
didn't
> >> >> seem
> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
> >> > Advanced
> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >>
> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every morning;
> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
> >> > problem,
> >> >> however.
> >> >>
> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
before
> > the
> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >>
> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
> > finished.
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >>
> >> >> Herman
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
message
> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
> >> > physically
> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
> >> > difficult
> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
> > running
> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
> >> >> > completes
> >> >> and
> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk
test
> >> >> software
> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a
> >> >> > new
> >> >> > HD
> >> >> so
> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
drive
> >> > before
> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive
as
> > a
> >> >> test.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
tests
> >> > should
> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in
my
> >> >> recent
> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is
> >> >> > just
> > a
> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
> >> >> company's
> >> >> > success.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this
ng.
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >> >
> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> >> > ------
> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
> >> > Dimension
> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There
is
> > a
> >> >> > problem
> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
> >> >> > > You
> >> > may
> >> >> be
> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
Windows.
> >> > VxD
> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
during
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to
run
> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode,
eg
> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
complete
> >> > virus
> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no viruses
> > were
> >> >> > found.
> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
> >> >> > > frequently
> >> >> > with
> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
> >> >> > > scan.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received
the
> >> > error
> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to missing
> >> >> drivers,
> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe mode;
I
> >> >> > > get
> >> >> the
> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
> >> >> > > using
> >> > the
> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD,
the
> >> >> program
> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone,
the
> >> >> > technician
> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
> >> > technician
> >> >> > call
> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would
be
> >> > most
> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Herman
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 5:28:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!

Try booting from a floppy
at the A:\> prompt type

SCANREG /FIX

and hit [return]
wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows - what
happens now?


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Noel--
>
> Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk runs
> without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no text.
>
> FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
>
> Thanks again!
>
> HB
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when you
>> boot to Windows?
>>
>> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > Noel--
>> >
>> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec website,
> but
>> > I
>> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found no
>> > errors on my C drive.
>> >
>> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to buy
>> > time
>> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >
>> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> >
>> > Herman
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you need
> to
>> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
>> >> GoBack
>> >> installed.
>> >>
>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > Jack--
>> >> >
>> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
>> > certified
>> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> >
>> >> > HB
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> Jack--
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
> message
>> >> > "WinME
>> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
>> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
> didn't
>> >> >> seem
>> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor PowerMax
>> >> > Advanced
>> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
>> >> >> morning;
>> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix the
>> >> > problem,
>> >> >> however.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
> before
>> > the
>> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
>> > finished.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Herman
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
> message
>> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
>> >> > physically
>> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
>> >> > difficult
>> >> >> > problem.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
>> > running
>> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
>> >> >> > completes
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk
> test
>> >> >> software
>> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of a
>> >> >> > new
>> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> so
>> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
> drive
>> >> > before
>> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable drive
> as
>> > a
>> >> >> test.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
>> >> >> > evaluation
>> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
> tests
>> >> > should
>> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better in
> my
>> >> >> recent
>> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies is
>> >> >> > just
>> > a
>> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to her
>> >> >> company's
>> >> >> > success.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this
> ng.
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
>> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> >> > ------
>> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my Dell
>> >> > Dimension
>> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message: "There
> is
>> > a
>> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
>> >> >> > > You
>> >> > may
>> >> >> be
>> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
> Windows.
>> >> > VxD
>> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
> during
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode to
> run
>> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe mode,
> eg
>> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> >> ZA,
>> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
> complete
>> >> > virus
>> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
>> >> >> > > viruses
>> > were
>> >> >> > found.
>> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
>> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> >> > with
>> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
>> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received
> the
>> >> > error
>> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
>> >> >> > > missing
>> >> >> drivers,
>> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
>> >> >> > > mode;
> I
>> >> >> > > get
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
>> >> >> > > using
>> >> > the
>> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD,
> the
>> >> >> program
>> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the reinstallation.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone,
> the
>> >> >> > technician
>> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
>> >> > technician
>> >> >> > call
>> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas would
> be
>> >> > most
>> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer. :-(
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 6:25:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly; start
hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and get
error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop display
settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640 X
480, and can't be changed.


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>
> Try booting from a floppy
> at the A:\> prompt type
>
> SCANREG /FIX
>
> and hit [return]
> wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows -
what
> happens now?
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Noel--
> >
> > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk runs
> > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
text.
> >
> > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
> >
> > Thanks again!
> >
> > HB
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when
you
> >> boot to Windows?
> >>
> >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > Noel--
> >> >
> >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
website,
> > but
> >> > I
> >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax found
no
> >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >
> >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to
buy
> >> > time
> >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >
> >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >
> >> > Herman
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you
need
> > to
> >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS with
> >> >> GoBack
> >> >> installed.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
> >> > certified
> >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > HB
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
> > message
> >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid partition."
> >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
> > didn't
> >> >> >> seem
> >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
PowerMax
> >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
> >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix
the
> >> >> > problem,
> >> >> >> however.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
> > before
> >> > the
> >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
> >> > finished.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD is
> >> >> > physically
> >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating and
> >> >> > difficult
> >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk, and
> >> > running
> >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or first
> >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a disk
> > test
> >> >> >> software
> >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost of
a
> >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> so
> >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
> > drive
> >> >> > before
> >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable
drive
> > as
> >> > a
> >> >> >> test.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
> >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
> > tests
> >> >> > should
> >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no better
in
> > my
> >> >> >> recent
> >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies
is
> >> >> >> > just
> >> > a
> >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to
her
> >> >> >> company's
> >> >> >> > success.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find, this
> > ng.
> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> >> >> > ------
> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my
Dell
> >> >> > Dimension
> >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
"There
> > is
> >> > a
> >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
correctly.
> >> >> >> > > You
> >> >> > may
> >> >> >> be
> >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
> > Windows.
> >> >> > VxD
> >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
> > during
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode
to
> > run
> >> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
mode,
> > eg
> >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
> > complete
> >> >> > virus
> >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
> >> >> >> > > viruses
> >> > were
> >> >> >> > found.
> >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
> >> >> >> > > frequently
> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before each
> >> >> >> > > scan.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I received
> > the
> >> >> > error
> >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
> >> >> >> > > missing
> >> >> >> drivers,
> >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
> >> >> >> > > mode;
> > I
> >> >> >> > > get
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall WinME
> >> >> >> > > using
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the CD,
> > the
> >> >> >> program
> >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
reinstallation.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the phone,
> > the
> >> >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have another
> >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> > call
> >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas
would
> > be
> >> >> > most
> >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer.
:-(
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Herman
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 6:41:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.


"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
start
> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and get
> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop display
> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640 X
> 480, and can't be changed.
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >
> > Try booting from a floppy
> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >
> > SCANREG /FIX
> >
> > and hit [return]
> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows -
> what
> > happens now?
> >
> >
> > --
> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >
> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >
> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >
> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > Noel--
> > >
> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
runs
> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
> text.
> > >
> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
> > >
> > > Thanks again!
> > >
> > > HB
> > >
> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when
> you
> > >> boot to Windows?
> > >>
> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >>
> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >>
> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
> > >>
> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> > Noel--
> > >> >
> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
> website,
> > > but
> > >> > I
> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
found
> no
> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> > >> >
> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive to
> buy
> > >> > time
> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> > >> >
> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> > >> >
> > >> > Herman
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you
> need
> > > to
> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
with
> > >> >> GoBack
> > >> >> installed.
> > >> >>
> > >> >
> > >
>
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> > >> >>
> > >> >> --
> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
to
> > > NG's
> > >> >>
> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> > Jack--
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive is
> > >> > certified
> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > HB
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> >> Jack--
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
> > > message
> > >> >> > "WinME
> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
partition."
> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
> > > didn't
> > >> >> >> seem
> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
> PowerMax
> > >> >> > Advanced
> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
> > >> >> >> morning;
> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix
> the
> > >> >> > problem,
> > >> >> >> however.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
> > > before
> > >> > the
> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it has
> > >> > finished.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Herman
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
> > > message
> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD
is
> > >> >> > physically
> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating
and
> > >> >> > difficult
> > >> >> >> > problem.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk,
and
> > >> > running
> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
first
> > >> >> >> > completes
> > >> >> >> and
> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
disk
> > > test
> > >> >> >> software
> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost
of
> a
> > >> >> >> > new
> > >> >> >> > HD
> > >> >> >> so
> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a new
> > > drive
> > >> >> > before
> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable
> drive
> > > as
> > >> > a
> > >> >> >> test.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run the
> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half dozen
> > > tests
> > >> >> > should
> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
better
> in
> > > my
> > >> >> >> recent
> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500 companies
> is
> > >> >> >> > just
> > >> > a
> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important to
> her
> > >> >> >> company's
> > >> >> >> > success.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find,
this
> > > ng.
> > >> >> >> > --
> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User /
DTS
> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> > >> >> >> > ------
> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my
> Dell
> > >> >> > Dimension
> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
> "There
> > > is
> > >> > a
> > >> >> >> > problem
> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
> correctly.
> > >> >> >> > > You
> > >> >> > may
> > >> >> >> be
> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
> > > Windows.
> > >> >> > VxD
> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore points
> > > during
> > >> >> >> > > the
> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe mode
> to
> > > run
> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
> mode,
> > > eg
> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> > >> >> >> ZA,
> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
> > > complete
> > >> >> > virus
> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> > >> > were
> > >> >> >> > found.
> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and scan
> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> > >> >> >> > with
> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before
each
> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
received
> > > the
> > >> >> > error
> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
> > >> >> >> > > missing
> > >> >> >> drivers,
> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> > > I
> > >> >> >> > > get
> > >> >> >> the
> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
WinME
> > >> >> >> > > using
> > >> >> > the
> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the
CD,
> > > the
> > >> >> >> program
> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
> reinstallation.
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
phone,
> > > the
> > >> >> >> > technician
> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
another
> > >> >> > technician
> > >> >> >> > call
> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas
> would
> > > be
> > >> >> > most
> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer.
> :-(
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 19, 2005 11:58:27 PM

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Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager there
See what it reports
Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL Display Adapters
Remove ALL Monitors
Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
hopefully curing your problem.



--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
> help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
> start
>> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and get
>> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
>> display
>> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640 X
>> 480, and can't be changed.
>>
>>
>> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >
>> > Try booting from a floppy
>> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >
>> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >
>> > and hit [return]
>> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to Windows -
>> what
>> > happens now?
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >
>> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >
>> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >
>> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > > Noel--
>> > >
>> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
> runs
>> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
>> text.
>> > >
>> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage 100%.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks again!
>> > >
>> > > HB
>> > >
>> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message when
>> you
>> > >> boot to Windows?
>> > >>
>> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >> --
>> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> > >>
>> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> > >>
>> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
>> NG's
>> > >>
>> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > >> > Noel--
>> > >> >
>> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
>> website,
>> > > but
>> > >> > I
>> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
> found
>> no
>> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive
>> > >> > to
>> buy
>> > >> > time
>> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> > >> >
>> > >> > Herman
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
>> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack - you
>> need
>> > > to
>> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
> with
>> > >> >> GoBack
>> > >> >> installed.
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >
>> > >
>>
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >> --
>> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> to
>> > > NG's
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > >> >> > Jack--
>> > >> >> >
>> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive
>> > >> >> > is
>> > >> > certified
>> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> > >> >> >
>> > >> >> > HB
>> > >> >> >
>> > >> >> >
>> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the error
>> > > message
>> > >> >> > "WinME
>> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
> partition."
>> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but it
>> > > didn't
>> > >> >> >> seem
>> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
>> PowerMax
>> > >> >> > Advanced
>> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
>> > >> >> >> morning;
>> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not fix
>> the
>> > >> >> > problem,
>> > >> >> >> however.
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on hold
>> > > before
>> > >> > the
>> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it
>> > >> >> >> has
>> > >> > finished.
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> Herman
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in
>> > > message
>> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the HD
> is
>> > >> >> > physically
>> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most irritating
> and
>> > >> >> > difficult
>> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka, bootdisk,
> and
>> > >> > running
>> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
> first
>> > >> >> >> > completes
>> > >> >> >> and
>> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
> disk
>> > > test
>> > >> >> >> software
>> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the cost
> of
>> a
>> > >> >> >> > new
>> > >> >> >> > HD
>> > >> >> >> so
>> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a
>> > >> >> >> > new
>> > > drive
>> > >> >> > before
>> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main, bootable
>> drive
>> > > as
>> > >> > a
>> > >> >> >> test.
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run
>> > >> >> >> > the
>> > >> >> >> > evaluation
>> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
>> > >> >> >> > dozen
>> > > tests
>> > >> >> > should
>> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
> better
>> in
>> > > my
>> > >> >> >> recent
>> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
>> > >> >> >> > companies
>> is
>> > >> >> >> > just
>> > >> > a
>> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important
>> > >> >> >> > to
>> her
>> > >> >> >> company's
>> > >> >> >> > success.
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find,
> this
>> > > ng.
>> > >> >> >> > --
>> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User /
> DTS
>> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> > >> >> >> > ------
>> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6, my
>> Dell
>> > >> >> > Dimension
>> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
>> "There
>> > > is
>> > >> > a
>> > >> >> >> > problem
>> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
>> correctly.
>> > >> >> >> > > You
>> > >> >> > may
>> > >> >> >> be
>> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall
>> > > Windows.
>> > >> >> > VxD
>> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
>> > >> >> >> > > points
>> > > during
>> > >> >> >> > > the
>> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe
>> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> to
>> > > run
>> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
>> mode,
>> > > eg
>> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed two
>> > > complete
>> > >> >> > virus
>> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
>> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> > >> > were
>> > >> >> >> > found.
>> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and
>> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> > >> >> >> > with
>> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before
> each
>> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
> received
>> > > the
>> > >> >> > error
>> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
>> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or safe
>> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> > > I
>> > >> >> >> > > get
>> > >> >> >> the
>> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
> WinME
>> > >> >> >> > > using
>> > >> >> > the
>> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from the
> CD,
>> > > the
>> > >> >> >> program
>> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
>> reinstallation.
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
> phone,
>> > > the
>> > >> >> >> > technician
>> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
> another
>> > >> >> > technician
>> > >> >> >> > call
>> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any ideas
>> would
>> > > be
>> > >> >> > most
>> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new computer.
>> :-(
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> > >
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >> >
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >>
>> > >> >> >
>> > >> >> >
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >>
>> > >> >
>> > >> >
>> > >>
>> > >>
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 1:48:05 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty except
for Computer at the top. :-(


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Reboot to Safe Mode
> Open Device Manager there
> See what it reports
> Reboot to Safe Mode
> Open Device Manager
> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> Remove ALL Monitors
> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
> hopefully curing your problem.
>
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >
> >
> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
> > start
> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and
get
> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
> >> display
> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is 640
X
> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >>
> >>
> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >
> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >
> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >
> >> > and hit [return]
> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
Windows -
> >> what
> >> > happens now?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >
> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >
> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >
> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > > Noel--
> >> > >
> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
> > runs
> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with no
> >> text.
> >> > >
> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
100%.
> >> > >
> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> > >
> >> > > HB
> >> > >
> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message
when
> >> you
> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> > >>
> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >> --
> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> > >>
> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
to
> >> NG's
> >> > >>
> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
> >> website,
> >> > > but
> >> > >> > I
> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
> > found
> >> no
> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new drive
> >> > >> > to
> >> buy
> >> > >> > time
> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Herman
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack -
you
> >> need
> >> > > to
> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
> > with
> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >
> >> > >
> >>
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> --
> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
messages
> > to
> >> > > NG's
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your drive
> >> > >> >> > is
> >> > >> > certified
> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
error
> >> > > message
> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
> > partition."
> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but
it
> >> > > didn't
> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
> >> PowerMax
> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not
fix
> >> the
> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on
hold
> >> > > before
> >> > >> > the
> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it
> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> > >> > finished.
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote
in
> >> > > message
> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the
HD
> > is
> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
irritating
> > and
> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
bootdisk,
> > and
> >> > >> > running
> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
> > first
> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
> > disk
> >> > > test
> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the
cost
> > of
> >> a
> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> > >> >> >> so
> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a
> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> > > drive
> >> > >> >> > before
> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
bootable
> >> drive
> >> > > as
> >> > >> > a
> >> > >> >> >> test.
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run
> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
> >> > > tests
> >> > >> >> > should
> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
> > better
> >> in
> >> > > my
> >> > >> >> >> recent
> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
> >> > >> >> >> > companies
> >> is
> >> > >> >> >> > just
> >> > >> > a
> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it important
> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> her
> >> > >> >> >> company's
> >> > >> >> >> > success.
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to find,
> > this
> >> > > ng.
> >> > >> >> >> > --
> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User /
> > DTS
> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> >
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> > >> >> >> > ------
> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
message
> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6,
my
> >> Dell
> >> > >> >> > Dimension
> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
> >> "There
> >> > > is
> >> > >> > a
> >> > >> >> >> > problem
> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
> >> correctly.
> >> > >> >> >> > > You
> >> > >> >> > may
> >> > >> >> >> be
> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
reinstall
> >> > > Windows.
> >> > >> >> > VxD
> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
> >> > >> >> >> > > points
> >> > > during
> >> > >> >> >> > > the
> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe
> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
> >> to
> >> > > run
> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in safe
> >> mode,
> >> > > eg
> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed
two
> >> > > complete
> >> > >> >> > virus
> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but no
> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> >> > >> > were
> >> > >> >> >> > found.
> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and
> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> >> > >> >> >> > with
> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates before
> > each
> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
> > received
> >> > > the
> >> > >> >> > error
> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due to
> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or
safe
> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> >> > > I
> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> >> > >> >> >> the
> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
> > WinME
> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> >> > >> >> > the
> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from
the
> > CD,
> >> > > the
> >> > >> >> >> program
> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
> >> reinstallation.
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
> > phone,
> >> > > the
> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
> > another
> >> > >> >> > technician
> >> > >> >> >> > call
> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
ideas
> >> would
> >> > > be
> >> > >> >> > most
> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
computer.
> >> :-(
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> >
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 3:28:29 AM

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Did you see a + next to it?
if so, then click on that

If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
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Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
> except
> for Computer at the top. :-(
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> Open Device Manager there
>> See what it reports
>> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> Open Device Manager
>> Remove ALL Display Adapters
>> Remove ALL Monitors
>> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
>> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
>> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
>> hopefully curing your problem.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh doesn't
>> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured properly;
>> > start
>> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard and
> get
>> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
>> >> display
>> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is
>> >> 640
> X
>> >> 480, and can't be changed.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >> >
>> >> > Try booting from a floppy
>> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >> >
>> >> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >> >
>> >> > and hit [return]
>> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
> Windows -
>> >> what
>> >> > happens now?
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > --
>> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >
>> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >
>> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
>> > NG's
>> >> >
>> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > > Noel--
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu, scandisk
>> > runs
>> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with
>> >> > > no
>> >> text.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
> 100%.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Thanks again!
>> >> > >
>> >> > > HB
>> >> > >
>> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message
> when
>> >> you
>> >> > >> boot to Windows?
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> --
>> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> to
>> >> NG's
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > >> > Noel--
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
>> >> website,
>> >> > > but
>> >> > >> > I
>> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor PowerMax
>> > found
>> >> no
>> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
>> >> > >> > drive
>> >> > >> > to
>> >> buy
>> >> > >> > time
>> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > Herman
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack -
> you
>> >> need
>> >> > > to
>> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to DOS
>> > with
>> >> > >> >> GoBack
>> >> > >> >> installed.
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >
>> >>
>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >> --
>> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> messages
>> > to
>> >> > > NG's
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > >> >> > Jack--
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
>> >> > >> >> > drive
>> >> > >> >> > is
>> >> > >> > certified
>> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > HB
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
> error
>> >> > > message
>> >> > >> >> > "WinME
>> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
>> > partition."
>> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times, but
> it
>> >> > > didn't
>> >> > >> >> >> seem
>> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The Maxtor
>> >> PowerMax
>> >> > >> >> > Advanced
>> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am every
>> >> > >> >> >> morning;
>> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did not
> fix
>> >> the
>> >> > >> >> > problem,
>> >> > >> >> >> however.
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on
> hold
>> >> > > before
>> >> > >> > the
>> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when it
>> >> > >> >> >> has
>> >> > >> > finished.
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> Herman
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote
> in
>> >> > > message
>> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that the
> HD
>> > is
>> >> > >> >> > physically
>> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
> irritating
>> > and
>> >> > >> >> > difficult
>> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
> bootdisk,
>> > and
>> >> > >> > running
>> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often, or
>> > first
>> >> > >> >> >> > completes
>> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain a
>> > disk
>> >> > > test
>> >> > >> >> >> software
>> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is available.
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the
> cost
>> > of
>> >> a
>> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> > >> >> >> > HD
>> >> > >> >> >> so
>> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to a
>> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> > > drive
>> >> > >> >> > before
>> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
> bootable
>> >> drive
>> >> > > as
>> >> > >> > a
>> >> > >> >> >> test.
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and run
>> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
>> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
>> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
>> >> > > tests
>> >> > >> >> > should
>> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
>> > better
>> >> in
>> >> > > my
>> >> > >> >> >> recent
>> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
>> >> > >> >> >> > companies
>> >> is
>> >> > >> >> >> > just
>> >> > >> > a
>> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
>> >> > >> >> >> > important
>> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> her
>> >> > >> >> >> company's
>> >> > >> >> >> > success.
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
>> >> > >> >> >> > find,
>> > this
>> >> > > ng.
>> >> > >> >> >> > --
>> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User
>> >> > >> >> >> > /
>> > DTS
>> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> >
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> > >> >> >> > ------
>> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> message
>> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE 6,
> my
>> >> Dell
>> >> > >> >> > Dimension
>> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error message:
>> >> "There
>> >> > > is
>> >> > >> > a
>> >> > >> >> >> > problem
>> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
>> >> correctly.
>> >> > >> >> >> > > You
>> >> > >> >> > may
>> >> > >> >> >> be
>> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
> reinstall
>> >> > > Windows.
>> >> > >> >> > VxD
>> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service 800A."
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
>> >> > >> >> >> > > points
>> >> > > during
>> >> > >> >> >> > > the
>> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into safe
>> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> >> to
>> >> > > run
>> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in
>> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
>> >> mode,
>> >> > > eg
>> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed
> two
>> >> > > complete
>> >> > >> >> > virus
>> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but
>> >> > >> >> >> > > no
>> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> >> > >> > were
>> >> > >> >> >> > found.
>> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster and
>> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> > >> >> >> > with
>> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
>> >> > >> >> >> > > before
>> > each
>> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
>> > received
>> >> > > the
>> >> > >> >> > error
>> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due
>> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured HD."
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or
> safe
>> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> >> > > I
>> >> > >> >> >> > > get
>> >> > >> >> >> the
>> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to reinstall
>> > WinME
>> >> > >> >> >> > > using
>> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from
> the
>> > CD,
>> >> > > the
>> >> > >> >> >> program
>> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
>> >> reinstallation.
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on the
>> > phone,
>> >> > > the
>> >> > >> >> >> > technician
>> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
>> > another
>> >> > >> >> > technician
>> >> > >> >> >> > call
>> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
> ideas
>> >> would
>> >> > > be
>> >> > >> >> > most
>> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
> computer.
>> >> :-(
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 3:55:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Did you see a + next to it?
> if so, then click on that
>
> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
> > except
> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> Open Device Manager there
> >> See what it reports
> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> Open Device Manager
> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
doesn't
> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
properly;
> >> > start
> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard
and
> > get
> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
> >> >> display
> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is
> >> >> 640
> > X
> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >> >
> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >> >
> >> >> > and hit [return]
> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
> > Windows -
> >> >> what
> >> >> > happens now?
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > > Noel--
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
scandisk
> >> > runs
> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen with
> >> >> > > no
> >> >> text.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
> > 100%.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > HB
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error message
> > when
> >> >> you
> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> --
> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
messages
> > to
> >> >> NG's
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the Symantec
> >> >> website,
> >> >> > > but
> >> >> > >> > I
> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
PowerMax
> >> > found
> >> >> no
> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> buy
> >> >> > >> > time
> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Herman
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using GoBack -
> > you
> >> >> need
> >> >> > > to
> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to
DOS
> >> > with
> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >
> >> >>
> >> >
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> --
> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> > messages
> >> > to
> >> >> > > NG's
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
> >> >> > >> >> > drive
> >> >> > >> >> > is
> >> >> > >> > certified
> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
> > error
> >> >> > > message
> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
> >> > partition."
> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times,
but
> > it
> >> >> > > didn't
> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
Maxtor
> >> >> PowerMax
> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
every
> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did
not
> > fix
> >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes on
> > hold
> >> >> > > before
> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when
it
> >> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> >> > >> > finished.
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
wrote
> > in
> >> >> > > message
> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that
the
> > HD
> >> > is
> >> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
> > irritating
> >> > and
> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
> > bootdisk,
> >> > and
> >> >> > >> > running
> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often,
or
> >> > first
> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing. Obtain
a
> >> > disk
> >> >> > > test
> >> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
available.
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with the
> > cost
> >> > of
> >> >> a
> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> > >> >> >> so
> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive to
a
> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> > > drive
> >> >> > >> >> > before
> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
> > bootable
> >> >> drive
> >> >> > > as
> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and
run
> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A half
> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
> >> >> > > tests
> >> >> > >> >> > should
> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is no
> >> > better
> >> >> in
> >> >> > > my
> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
> >> >> is
> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> her
> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
> >> > this
> >> >> > > ng.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User
> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
> >> > DTS
> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE
6,
> > my
> >> >> Dell
> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
message:
> >> >> "There
> >> >> > > is
> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
> >> >> correctly.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
> >> >> > >> >> > may
> >> >> > >> >> >> be
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
> > reinstall
> >> >> > > Windows.
> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
800A."
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
> >> >> > > during
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
safe
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
> >> >> to
> >> >> > > run
> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
> >> >> mode,
> >> >> > > eg
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I performed
> > two
> >> >> > > complete
> >> >> > >> >> > virus
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call, but
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> >> >> > >> > were
> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster
and
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
> >> > each
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
> >> > received
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > >> >> > error
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode due
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
HD."
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal or
> > safe
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> >> >> > > I
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> >> >> > >> >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
reinstall
> >> > WinME
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting from
> > the
> >> > CD,
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > >> >> >> program
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
> >> >> reinstallation.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on
the
> >> > phone,
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
> >> > another
> >> >> > >> >> > technician
> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem was.
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
> > ideas
> >> >> would
> >> >> > > be
> >> >> > >> >> > most
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
> > computer.
> >> >> :-(
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 4:56:47 AM

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Urk!

OK
in Safe Mode....

SCANREG /RESTORE

See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then use
it. If not then post back for instructions.

(I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for composition!! -
see you in the morning!)


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Did you see a + next to it?
>> if so, then click on that
>>
>> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
>> > except
>> > for Computer at the top. :-(
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> Open Device Manager there
>> >> See what it reports
>> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> Open Device Manager
>> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
>> >> Remove ALL Monitors
>> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
>> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
>> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
>> >> hopefully curing your problem.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
> doesn't
>> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
> properly;
>> >> > start
>> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard
> and
>> > get
>> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!" Desktop
>> >> >> display
>> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution is
>> >> >> 640
>> > X
>> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
>> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > and hit [return]
>> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
>> > Windows -
>> >> >> what
>> >> >> > happens now?
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> to
>> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > > Noel--
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
> scandisk
>> >> > runs
>> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen
>> >> >> > > with
>> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> text.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%, Usage
>> > 100%.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Thanks again!
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > HB
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
>> >> >> > >> message
>> > when
>> >> >> you
>> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> --
>> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> messages
>> > to
>> >> >> NG's
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > >> > Noel--
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
>> >> >> > >> > Symantec
>> >> >> website,
>> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> > >> > I
>> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
> PowerMax
>> >> > found
>> >> >> no
>> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
>> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> buy
>> >> >> > >> > time
>> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Herman
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> message
>> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
>> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
>> > you
>> >> >> need
>> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot to
> DOS
>> >> > with
>> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
>> >> >> > >> >> installed.
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> --
>> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> > messages
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > > NG's
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> > >> >> message
>> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
>> >> >> > >> >> > drive
>> >> >> > >> >> > is
>> >> >> > >> > certified
>> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > HB
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> message
>> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received the
>> > error
>> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
>> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
>> >> > partition."
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several times,
> but
>> > it
>> >> >> > > didn't
>> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
>> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
> Maxtor
>> >> >> PowerMax
>> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
> every
>> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
>> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did
> not
>> > fix
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes
>> >> >> > >> >> >> on
>> > hold
>> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test when
> it
>> >> >> > >> >> >> has
>> >> >> > >> > finished.
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
> wrote
>> > in
>> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible that
> the
>> > HD
>> >> > is
>> >> >> > >> >> > physically
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
>> > irritating
>> >> > and
>> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
>> > bootdisk,
>> >> > and
>> >> >> > >> > running
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails (often,
> or
>> >> > first
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
> a
>> >> > disk
>> >> >> > > test
>> >> >> > >> >> >> software
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
> available.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> > cost
>> >> > of
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> > >> >> >> so
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> > > drive
>> >> >> > >> >> > before
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
>> > bootable
>> >> >> drive
>> >> >> > > as
>> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs, and
> run
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
>> >> >> > > tests
>> >> >> > >> >> > should
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
>> >> > better
>> >> >> in
>> >> >> > > my
>> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
>> >> >> is
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
>> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> her
>> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
>> >> > this
>> >> >> > > ng.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
>> >> > DTS
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using IE
> 6,
>> > my
>> >> >> Dell
>> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
> message:
>> >> >> "There
>> >> >> > > is
>> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
>> >> >> correctly.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
>> >> >> > >> >> > may
>> >> >> > >> >> >> be
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
>> > reinstall
>> >> >> > > Windows.
>> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
> 800A."
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different restore
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
>> >> >> > > during
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
> safe
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> > > run
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run in
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
>> >> >> mode,
>> >> >> > > eg
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
>> > two
>> >> >> > > complete
>> >> >> > >> >> > virus
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> >> >> > >> > were
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster
> and
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
>> >> > each
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday I
>> >> > received
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > >> >> > error
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
> HD."
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
>> > safe
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> >> >> > > I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
>> >> >> > >> >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
> reinstall
>> >> > WinME
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
>> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
>> > the
>> >> > CD,
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> program
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
>> >> >> reinstallation.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on
> the
>> >> > phone,
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would have
>> >> > another
>> >> >> > >> >> > technician
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem? Any
>> > ideas
>> >> >> would
>> >> >> > > be
>> >> >> > >> >> > most
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
>> > computer.
>> >> >> :-(
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 8:05:20 AM

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Noel--

We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my display is
not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the desktop.
I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this error
message?

However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be able to
fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link
call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."

The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 28,
service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup to
correct this problem. System halted.

Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?

Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.

Herman



"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Urk!
>
> OK
> in Safe Mode....
>
> SCANREG /RESTORE
>
> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then use
> it. If not then post back for instructions.
>
> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
composition!! -
> see you in the morning!)
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> >> if so, then click on that
> >>
> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
> >> > except
> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> >> >> See what it reports
> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> Open Device Manager
> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
drivers -
> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
> > doesn't
> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
> > properly;
> >> >> > start
> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run wizard
> > and
> >> > get
> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
Desktop
> >> >> >> display
> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution
is
> >> >> >> 640
> >> > X
> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
> >> > Windows -
> >> >> >> what
> >> >> >> > happens now?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
messages
> > to
> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > > Noel--
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
> > scandisk
> >> >> > runs
> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen
> >> >> >> > > with
> >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> text.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
Usage
> >> > 100%.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > HB
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> > when
> >> >> >> you
> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> --
> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> > messages
> >> > to
> >> >> >> NG's
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
> >> >> >> website,
> >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> > >> > I
> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
> > PowerMax
> >> >> > found
> >> >> >> no
> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my new
> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> buy
> >> >> >> > >> > time
> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
> >> > you
> >> >> >> need
> >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot
to
> > DOS
> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> --
> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> > messages
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > > NG's
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> > >> >> message
> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations! Your
> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
> >> >> >> > >> > certified
> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received
the
> >> > error
> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
> >> >> > partition."
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
times,
> > but
> >> > it
> >> >> >> > > didn't
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> PowerMax
> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
> > every
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday did
> > not
> >> > fix
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40 minutes
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
> >> > hold
> >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test
when
> > it
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
> > wrote
> >> > in
> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
that
> > the
> >> > HD
> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
> >> > irritating
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
> >> > bootdisk,
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> > >> > running
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
(often,
> > or
> >> >> > first
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
> > a
> >> >> > disk
> >> >> >> > > test
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
> > available.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> > cost
> >> >> > of
> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current drive
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> > a
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> > > drive
> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
> >> > bootable
> >> >> >> drive
> >> >> >> > > as
> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs,
and
> > run
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
> >> >> >> > > tests
> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP is
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
> >> >> > better
> >> >> >> in
> >> >> >> > > my
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
> >> >> >> is
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> her
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able to
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
> >> >> > this
> >> >> >> > > ng.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
> >> >> > DTS
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> > message
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using
IE
> > 6,
> >> > my
> >> >> >> Dell
> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
> > message:
> >> >> >> "There
> >> >> >> > > is
> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to
run
> >> >> >> correctly.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
> >> > reinstall
> >> >> >> > > Windows.
> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
> > 800A."
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
restore
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
> >> >> >> > > during
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
> > safe
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> > > run
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run
in
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
> >> >> >> mode,
> >> >> >> > > eg
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
> >> > two
> >> >> >> > > complete
> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> >> >> >> > >> > were
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run SpywareBlaster
> > and
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> > each
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later yesterday
I
> >> >> > received
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
> > HD."
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either normal
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
> >> > safe
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> >> >> >> > > I
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
> > reinstall
> >> >> > WinME
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
> >> > the
> >> >> > CD,
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
> >> >> >> reinstallation.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour on
> > the
> >> >> > phone,
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would
have
> >> >> > another
> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
Any
> >> > ideas
> >> >> >> would
> >> >> >> > > be
> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
> >> > computer.
> >> >> >> :-(
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 12:09:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
would seem to be a likely suspect.


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Noel--
>
> We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my display
> is
> not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
> desktop.
> I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this
> error
> message?
>
> However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
> error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
> system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be able
> to
> fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic
> link
> call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
>
> The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 28,
> service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup to
> correct this problem. System halted.
>
> Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
>
> Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
>
> Herman
>
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Urk!
>>
>> OK
>> in Safe Mode....
>>
>> SCANREG /RESTORE
>>
>> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then
>> use
>> it. If not then post back for instructions.
>>
>> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
> composition!! -
>> see you in the morning!)
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> Did you see a + next to it?
>> >> if so, then click on that
>> >>
>> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also empty
>> >> > except
>> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> Open Device Manager there
>> >> >> See what it reports
>> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> Open Device Manager
>> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
>> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
>> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
>> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
>> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
> drivers -
>> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
>> > doesn't
>> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
>> > properly;
>> >> >> > start
>> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
>> >> >> >> wizard
>> > and
>> >> > get
>> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
> Desktop
>> >> >> >> display
>> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device." Resolution
> is
>> >> >> >> 640
>> >> > X
>> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
>> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
>> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot to
>> >> > Windows -
>> >> >> >> what
>> >> >> >> > happens now?
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> messages
>> > to
>> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > > Noel--
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
>> > scandisk
>> >> >> > runs
>> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray screen
>> >> >> >> > > with
>> >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> text.
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
> Usage
>> >> > 100%.
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > > HB
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> message
>> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
>> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> > when
>> >> >> >> you
>> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >> --
>> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> > messages
>> >> > to
>> >> >> >> NG's
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
>> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
>> >> >> >> website,
>> >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> > >> > I
>> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
>> > PowerMax
>> >> >> > found
>> >> >> >> no
>> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my
>> >> >> >> > >> > new
>> >> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> >> buy
>> >> >> >> > >> > time
>> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
>> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
>> >> > you
>> >> >> >> need
>> >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to boot
> to
>> > DOS
>> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
>> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >
>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> --
>> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> > messages
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > > NG's
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> > >> >> message
>> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> > >> > certified
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received
> the
>> >> > error
>> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a valid
>> >> >> > partition."
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
> times,
>> > but
>> >> > it
>> >> >> >> > > didn't
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
>> > Maxtor
>> >> >> >> PowerMax
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2 am
>> > every
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
>> > not
>> >> > fix
>> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
>> >> > hold
>> >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test
> when
>> > it
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
>> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
>> > wrote
>> >> > in
>> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
> that
>> > the
>> >> > HD
>> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
>> >> > irritating
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
>> >> > bootdisk,
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> > >> > running
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
> (often,
>> > or
>> >> >> > first
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
>> > a
>> >> >> > disk
>> >> >> >> > > test
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
>> > available.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but with
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> > cost
>> >> >> > of
>> >> >> >> a
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> > a
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> > > drive
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the main,
>> >> > bootable
>> >> >> >> drive
>> >> >> >> > > as
>> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs,
> and
>> > run
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD. A
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
>> >> >> >> > > tests
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
>> >> >> > better
>> >> >> >> in
>> >> >> >> > > my
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune 500
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
>> >> >> >> is
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
>> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> her
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
>> >> >> > this
>> >> >> >> > > ng.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
>> >> >> > DTS
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you:
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
>> >> > message
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet using
> IE
>> > 6,
>> >> > my
>> >> >> >> Dell
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
>> > message:
>> >> >> >> "There
>> >> >> >> > > is
>> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to
> run
>> >> >> >> correctly.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
>> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> > > Windows.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
>> > 800A."
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
> restore
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
>> >> >> >> > > during
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went into
>> > safe
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> >> > > run
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally run
> in
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
>> >> >> >> mode,
>> >> >> >> > > eg
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
>> >> > two
>> >> >> >> > > complete
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House Call,
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> >> >> >> > >> > were
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
>> > and
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for updates
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> > each
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
> I
>> >> >> > received
>> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility mode
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly configured
>> > HD."
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
>> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> >> >> >> > > I
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
>> > reinstall
>> >> >> > WinME
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully booting
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
>> >> > the
>> >> >> > CD,
>> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
>> >> >> >> reinstallation.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
>> > the
>> >> >> > phone,
>> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would
> have
>> >> >> > another
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the problem
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
> Any
>> >> > ideas
>> >> >> >> would
>> >> >> >> > > be
>> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a new
>> >> > computer.
>> >> >> >> :-(
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 6:42:22 PM

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Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that error
message when I boot into safe mode.

However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm, Hotsync,
K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this occurs?
Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do I
really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?

Thanks again.



"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
> would seem to be a likely suspect.
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Noel--
> >
> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
display
> > is
> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
> > desktop.
> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this
> > error
> > message?
> >
> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be able
> > to
> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic
> > link
> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
> >
> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number
28,
> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup
to
> > correct this problem. System halted.
> >
> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
> >
> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
> >
> > Herman
> >
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Urk!
> >>
> >> OK
> >> in Safe Mode....
> >>
> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
> >>
> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then
> >> use
> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
> >>
> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
> > composition!! -
> >> see you in the morning!)
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> >> >> if so, then click on that
> >> >>
> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
empty
> >> >> > except
> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> >> >> >> See what it reports
> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
> > drivers -
> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> >> >> >> to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer. Refresh
> >> > doesn't
> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
> >> > properly;
> >> >> >> > start
> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
> >> >> >> >> wizard
> >> > and
> >> >> > get
> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
> > Desktop
> >> >> >> >> display
> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
Resolution
> > is
> >> >> >> >> 640
> >> >> > X
> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot
to
> >> >> > Windows -
> >> >> >> >> what
> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> > messages
> >> > to
> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
> >> > scandisk
> >> >> >> > runs
> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
screen
> >> >> >> >> > > with
> >> >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> >> text.
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
> > Usage
> >> >> > 100%.
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > > HB
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> >> you
> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> --
> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> > messages
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> NG's
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
> >> >> >> >> website,
> >> >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
> >> > PowerMax
> >> >> >> > found
> >> >> >> >> no
> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my
> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> >> buy
> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
> >> >> > you
> >> >> >> >> need
> >> >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
boot
> > to
> >> > DOS
> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
post
> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I received
> > the
> >> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
valid
> >> >> >> > partition."
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
> > times,
> >> > but
> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected. The
> >> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2
am
> >> > every
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
> >> > not
> >> >> > fix
> >> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
> >> >> > hold
> >> >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced Test
> > when
> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
<jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
> >> > wrote
> >> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
> > that
> >> > the
> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
> >> >> > irritating
> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD, aka,
> >> >> > bootdisk,
> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
> > (often,
> >> > or
> >> >> >> > first
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is failing.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
> >> > a
> >> >> >> > disk
> >> >> >> >> > > test
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
> >> > available.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but
with
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> > cost
> >> >> >> > of
> >> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> > a
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> > > drive
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
main,
> >> >> > bootable
> >> >> >> >> drive
> >> >> >> >> > > as
> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD Labs,
> > and
> >> > run
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the HD.
A
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
> >> >> >> >> > > tests
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT). HP
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
> >> >> >> > better
> >> >> >> >> in
> >> >> >> >> > > my
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from Fortune
500
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
> >> >> >> >> is
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered it
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> her
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be able
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
> >> >> >> > this
> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
Shell/User
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
> >> >> >> > DTS
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you:
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
using
> > IE
> >> > 6,
> >> >> > my
> >> >> >> >> Dell
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
> >> > message:
> >> >> >> >> "There
> >> >> >> >> > > is
> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able to
> > run
> >> >> >> >> correctly.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
> >> >> > reinstall
> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028," service
> >> > 800A."
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
> > restore
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
> >> >> >> >> > > during
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went
into
> >> > safe
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> >> > > run
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally
run
> > in
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
> >> >> >> >> mode,
> >> >> >> >> > > eg
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
> >> >> > two
> >> >> >> >> > > complete
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
Call,
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
updates
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> > each
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
> > I
> >> >> >> > received
> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility
mode
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
configured
> >> > HD."
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
> >> >> > safe
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> >> >> >> >> > > I
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
> >> > reinstall
> >> >> >> > WinME
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
booting
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > CD,
> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an hour
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
> >> > the
> >> >> >> > phone,
> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she would
> > have
> >> >> >> > another
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
problem
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
> > Any
> >> >> > ideas
> >> >> >> >> would
> >> >> >> >> > > be
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a
new
> >> >> > computer.
> >> >> >> >> :-(
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 7:08:31 PM

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This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
yersen' yet!!)

We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this

In Normal Mode,
Start|Run

SCANREG

- it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!

then again,
Start|run

SCANREG /FIX

- it should reboot and correct registry errors along the way............see
what happens after that.


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that error
> message when I boot into safe mode.
>
> However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
> Hotsync,
> K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
> their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this occurs?
> Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do I
> really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
>
> Thanks again.
>
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
>> would seem to be a likely suspect.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > Noel--
>> >
>> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
> display
>> > is
>> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
>> > desktop.
>> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused this
>> > error
>> > message?
>> >
>> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact same
>> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with a
>> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
>> > able
>> > to
>> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic
>> > link
>> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
>> >
>> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number
> 28,
>> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup
> to
>> > correct this problem. System halted.
>> >
>> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
>> >
>> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
>> >
>> > Herman
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> Urk!
>> >>
>> >> OK
>> >> in Safe Mode....
>> >>
>> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
>> >>
>> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so, then
>> >> use
>> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
>> >>
>> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
>> > composition!! -
>> >> see you in the morning!)
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
>> >> >> if so, then click on that
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
> empty
>> >> >> > except
>> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
>> >> >> >> See what it reports
>> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
>> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
>> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
>> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
>> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
>> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
>> > drivers -
>> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
>> >> >> >> > Refresh
>> >> > doesn't
>> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
>> >> > properly;
>> >> >> >> > start
>> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
>> >> >> >> >> wizard
>> >> > and
>> >> >> > get
>> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
>> > Desktop
>> >> >> >> >> display
>> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
> Resolution
>> > is
>> >> >> >> >> 640
>> >> >> > X
>> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> message
>> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
>> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
>> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and reboot
> to
>> >> >> > Windows -
>> >> >> >> >> what
>> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> > messages
>> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup Menu,
>> >> > scandisk
>> >> >> >> > runs
>> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
> screen
>> >> >> >> >> > > with
>> >> >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> >> text.
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free 0%,
>> > Usage
>> >> >> > 100%.
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > > HB
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> > message
>> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT error
>> >> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> > when
>> >> >> >> >> you
>> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> --
>> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> > messages
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> NG's
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
>> >> >> >> >> website,
>> >> >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and Maxtor
>> >> > PowerMax
>> >> >> >> > found
>> >> >> >> >> no
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on my
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> buy
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
>> >> >> > you
>> >> >> >> >> need
>> >> >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
> boot
>> > to
>> >> > DOS
>> >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >
>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> post
>> >> >> > messages
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
>> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
>> > the
>> >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
> valid
>> >> >> >> > partition."
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
>> > times,
>> >> > but
>> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
>> >> > Maxtor
>> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at 2
> am
>> >> > every
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD yesterday
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
>> >> > not
>> >> >> > fix
>> >> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
>> >> >> > hold
>> >> >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
>> > when
>> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
> <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
>> >> > wrote
>> >> >> > in
>> >> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite possible
>> > that
>> >> > the
>> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a most
>> >> >> > irritating
>> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
>> >> >> > bootdisk,
>> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
>> > (often,
>> >> > or
>> >> >> >> > first
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
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>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> > > drive
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
> main,
>> >> >> > bootable
>> >> >> >> >> drive
>> >> >> >> >> > > as
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
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>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
>> > and
>> >> > run
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
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> A
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
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>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
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>> >> >> >> > this
>> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
> Shell/User
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
>> >> >> >> > DTS
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>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
>> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
> using
>> > IE
>> >> > 6,
>> >> >> > my
>> >> >> >> >> Dell
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following error
>> >> > message:
>> >> >> >> >> "There
>> >> >> >> >> > > is
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> > run
>> >> >> >> >> correctly.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
>> >> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
>> >> > 800A."
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
>> > restore
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
>> >> >> >> >> > > during
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went
> into
>> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> >> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> >> >> > > run
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally
> run
>> > in
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
>> >> >> >> >> mode,
>> >> >> >> >> > > eg
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
>> >> >> > two
>> >> >> >> >> > > complete
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
> Call,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
>> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
> updates
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> > each
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
>> > I
>> >> >> >> > received
>> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility
> mode
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
> configured
>> >> > HD."
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
>> >> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> >> >> >> >> > > I
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried to
>> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> > WinME
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
> booting
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > CD,
>> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with the
>> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
>> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > phone,
>> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
>> > have
>> >> >> >> > another
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
> problem
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive problem?
>> > Any
>> >> >> > ideas
>> >> >> >> >> would
>> >> >> >> >> > > be
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a
> new
>> >> >> > computer.
>> >> >> >> >> :-(
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 7:35:16 PM

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Going back to our Scottish roots are we <g>
Joan

Noel Paton wrote:
- (but 'dinna fash
> yersen' yet!!)
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 7:39:58 PM

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I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it did
*not* fix the problem. :-(
Upgrade to WinXP? :-)


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
> yersen' yet!!)
>
> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
>
> In Normal Mode,
> Start|Run
>
> SCANREG
>
> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
>
> then again,
> Start|run
>
> SCANREG /FIX
>
> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
way............see
> what happens after that.
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
error
> > message when I boot into safe mode.
> >
> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
> > Hotsync,
> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
occurs?
> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do I
> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
> >
> > Thanks again.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > Noel--
> >> >
> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
> > display
> >> > is
> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
> >> > desktop.
> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
this
> >> > error
> >> > message?
> >> >
> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact
same
> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with
a
> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
> >> > able
> >> > to
> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
dynamic
> >> > link
> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> >
> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
number
> > 28,
> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
Setup
> > to
> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
> >> >
> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
> >> >
> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
> >> >
> >> > Herman
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> Urk!
> >> >>
> >> >> OK
> >> >> in Safe Mode....
> >> >>
> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
> >> >>
> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so,
then
> >> >> use
> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
> >> >>
> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
> >> > composition!! -
> >> >> see you in the morning!)
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> >> >> >> to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
> > empty
> >> >> >> > except
> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
> >> > drivers -
> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
> >> >> > doesn't
> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not configured
> >> >> > properly;
> >> >> >> >> > start
> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> > get
> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
> >> > Desktop
> >> >> >> >> >> display
> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
> > Resolution
> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> 640
> >> >> >> > X
> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
reboot
> > to
> >> >> >> > Windows -
> >> >> >> >> >> what
> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> > messages
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
Menu,
> >> >> > scandisk
> >> >> >> >> > runs
> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
> > screen
> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> >> >> text.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free
0%,
> >> > Usage
> >> >> >> > 100%.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
error
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> >> >> you
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
post
> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
> >> >> >> >> >> website,
> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
Maxtor
> >> >> > PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> > found
> >> >> >> >> >> no
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on
my
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> buy
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
in
> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when using
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
> >> >> >> > you
> >> >> >> >> >> need
> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
> > boot
> >> > to
> >> >> > DOS
> >> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >
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> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> > post
> >> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
in
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test: "Congratulations!
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
> >> > the
> >> >> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
> > valid
> >> >> >> >> > partition."
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it several
> >> > times,
> >> >> > but
> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
> >> >> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive at
2
> > am
> >> >> > every
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
yesterday
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
> >> >> > not
> >> >> >> > fix
> >> >> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
> >> >> >> > hold
> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
> >> > when
> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
> >> >> > wrote
> >> >> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
possible
> >> > that
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a
most
> >> >> >> > irritating
> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
> >> > (often,
> >> >> > or
> >> >> >> >> > first
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
failing.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
> >> >> > a
> >> >> >> >> > disk
> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it is
> >> >> > available.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists, but
> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> > cost
> >> >> >> >> > of
> >> >> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the current
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
> > main,
> >> >> >> > bootable
> >> >> >> >> >> drive
> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
> >> > and
> >> >> > run
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the
HD.
> > A
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT).
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
> >> >> >> >> > better
> >> >> >> >> >> in
> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
Fortune
> > 500
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
> >> >> >> >> >> is
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered
it
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> her
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
> >> >> >> >> > this
> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
> > Shell/User
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
> >> >> >> >> > DTS
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you:
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
> > using
> >> > IE
> >> >> > 6,
> >> >> >> > my
> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following
error
> >> >> > message:
> >> >> >> >> >> "There
> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be able
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
> >> > run
> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
> >> >> >> > reinstall
> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
> >> >> > 800A."
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8 different
> >> > restore
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I went
> > into
> >> >> > safe
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
> >> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not normally
> > run
> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
> >> >> >> > two
> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
> > Call,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
> > updates
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> >> > each
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
> >> > I
> >> >> >> >> > received
> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in compatibility
> > mode
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
> > configured
> >> >> > HD."
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
> >> >> >> > safe
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried
to
> >> >> > reinstall
> >> >> >> >> > WinME
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
> > booting
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > CD,
> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with
the
> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > phone,
> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
> >> > have
> >> >> >> >> > another
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
> > problem
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
problem?
> >> > Any
> >> >> >> > ideas
> >> >> >> >> >> would
> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase a
> > new
> >> >> >> > computer.
> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 8:14:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
hardware supports it.


Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!

Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me the reg
file, if you want - my email is valid)


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it
>did
> *not* fix the problem. :-(
> Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
>> yersen' yet!!)
>>
>> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
>>
>> In Normal Mode,
>> Start|Run
>>
>> SCANREG
>>
>> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
>>
>> then again,
>> Start|run
>>
>> SCANREG /FIX
>>
>> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
> way............see
>> what happens after that.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
> error
>> > message when I boot into safe mode.
>> >
>> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
>> > Hotsync,
>> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can see
>> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
> occurs?
>> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS? Do
>> > I
>> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
>> >
>> > Thanks again.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
>> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > Noel--
>> >> >
>> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
>> > display
>> >> > is
>> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to the
>> >> > desktop.
>> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
> this
>> >> > error
>> >> > message?
>> >> >
>> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact
> same
>> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem with
> a
>> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may be
>> >> > able
>> >> > to
>> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
> dynamic
>> >> > link
>> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
>> >> >
>> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
> number
>> > 28,
>> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
> Setup
>> > to
>> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
>> >> >
>> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
>> >> >
>> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
>> >> >
>> >> > Herman
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> Urk!
>> >> >>
>> >> >> OK
>> >> >> in Safe Mode....
>> >> >>
>> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
>> >> >>
>> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so,
> then
>> >> >> use
>> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
>> >> > composition!! -
>> >> >> see you in the morning!)
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
>> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is also
>> > empty
>> >> >> >> > except
>> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
>> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
>> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
>> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
>> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
>> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
>> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if present
>> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
>> >> > drivers -
>> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
>> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
>> >> >> > doesn't
>> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
>> >> >> >> >> >> configured
>> >> >> > properly;
>> >> >> >> >> > start
>> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem." Run
>> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> > get
>> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key, failed!"
>> >> > Desktop
>> >> >> >> >> >> display
>> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
>> > Resolution
>> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> 640
>> >> >> >> > X
>> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> >> message
>> >> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
>> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
>> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
> reboot
>> > to
>> >> >> >> > Windows -
>> >> >> >> >> >> what
>> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> > messages
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
> Menu,
>> >> >> > scandisk
>> >> >> >> >> > runs
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
>> > screen
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> >> >> text.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340, Free
> 0%,
>> >> > Usage
>> >> >> >> > 100%.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
> error
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> >> > when
>> >> >> >> >> >> you
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> post
>> >> >> > messages
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
>> >> >> >> >> >> website,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
> Maxtor
>> >> >> > PowerMax
>> >> >> >> >> > found
>> >> >> >> >> >> no
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME on
> my
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> buy
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
> in
>> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
>> >> >> >> > you
>> >> >> >> >> >> need
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how to
>> > boot
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > DOS
>> >> >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >
>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> to
>> > post
>> >> >> >> > messages
>> >> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
> in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
>> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
>> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain a
>> > valid
>> >> >> >> >> > partition."
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
>> >> > times,
>> >> >> > but
>> >> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have expected.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
>> >> >> > Maxtor
>> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
> 2
>> > am
>> >> >> > every
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
> yesterday
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
>> >> >> > not
>> >> >> >> > fix
>> >> >> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait 40
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
>> >> >> >> > hold
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax Advanced
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
>> >> > when
>> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
>> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
>> >> >> > wrote
>> >> >> >> > in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
> possible
>> >> > that
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a
> most
>> >> >> >> > irritating
>> >> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME EBD,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
>> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
>> >> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it fails
>> >> > (often,
>> >> >> > or
>> >> >> >> >> > first
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
> failing.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
>> >> >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> > disk
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> > available.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
>> > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> > cost
>> >> >> >> >> > of
>> >> >> >> >> >> a
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as the
>> > main,
>> >> >> >> > bootable
>> >> >> >> >> >> drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
>> >> > and
>> >> >> > run
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the
> HD.
>> > A
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful (NOT).
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
>> >> >> >> >> > better
>> >> >> >> >> >> in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
> Fortune
>> > 500
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
>> >> >> >> >> >> is
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never considered
> it
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> her
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or be
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
>> >> >> >> >> > this
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
>> > Shell/User
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
>> >> >> >> >> > DTS
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you:
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
>> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the Internet
>> > using
>> >> > IE
>> >> >> > 6,
>> >> >> >> > my
>> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following
> error
>> >> >> > message:
>> >> >> >> >> >> "There
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> > run
>> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
>> >> >> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
>> >> >> > 800A."
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > different
>> >> > restore
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > went
>> > into
>> >> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> >> >> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
>> > run
>> >> > in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
>> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running. I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
>> >> >> >> > two
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro House
>> > Call,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check for
>> > updates
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> >> > each
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
>> >> > I
>> >> >> >> >> > received
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
>> > mode
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
>> > configured
>> >> >> > HD."
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into either
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
>> >> >> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I tried
> to
>> >> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> >> > WinME
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
>> > booting
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > CD,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed with
> the
>> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite an
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > phone,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that she
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
>> >> > have
>> >> >> >> >> > another
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
>> > problem
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
> problem?
>> >> > Any
>> >> >> >> > ideas
>> >> >> >> >> >> would
>> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to purchase
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
>> > new
>> >> >> >> > computer.
>> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 12:04:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the WinME/ZA
conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I Googled
that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any light
on the problem?


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
> hardware supports it.
>
>
> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
>
> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me the
reg
> file, if you want - my email is valid)
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it
> >did
> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
> >> yersen' yet!!)
> >>
> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
> >>
> >> In Normal Mode,
> >> Start|Run
> >>
> >> SCANREG
> >>
> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
> >>
> >> then again,
> >> Start|run
> >>
> >> SCANREG /FIX
> >>
> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
> > way............see
> >> what happens after that.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
> > error
> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
> >> >
> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
> >> > Hotsync,
> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can
see
> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
> > occurs?
> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS?
Do
> >> > I
> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks again.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > Noel--
> >> >> >
> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
> >> > display
> >> >> > is
> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to
the
> >> >> > desktop.
> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
> > this
> >> >> > error
> >> >> > message?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the exact
> > same
> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem
with
> > a
> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may
be
> >> >> > able
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
> > dynamic
> >> >> > link
> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> >> >
> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
> > number
> >> > 28,
> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
> > Setup
> >> > to
> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Herman
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> Urk!
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> OK
> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if so,
> > then
> >> >> >> use
> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
> >> >> > composition!! -
> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> >> >> >> to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is
also
> >> > empty
> >> >> >> >> > except
> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
present
> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
> >> >> > drivers -
> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
> >> >> >> > doesn't
> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
> >> >> >> > properly;
> >> >> >> >> >> > start
> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem."
Run
> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> > get
> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
failed!"
> >> >> > Desktop
> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
> >> > Resolution
> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
> >> >> >> >> > X
> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
> > reboot
> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
post
> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
> > Menu,
> >> >> >> > scandisk
> >> >> >> >> >> > runs
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a gray
> >> > screen
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340,
Free
> > 0%,
> >> >> > Usage
> >> >> >> >> > 100%.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
in
> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
> > error
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> >> >> >> you
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS report?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> > post
> >> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
> >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> > PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> >> > found
> >> >> >> >> >> >> no
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME
on
> > my
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
wrote
> > in
> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
> >> >> >> >> > you
> >> >> >> >> >> >> need
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how
to
> >> > boot
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > DOS
> >> >> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> to
> >> > post
> >> >> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
wrote
> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain
a
> >> > valid
> >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
> >> >> > times,
> >> >> >> > but
> >> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
expected.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
> >> >> >> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
> > 2
> >> > am
> >> >> >> > every
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
> > yesterday
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
> >> >> >> > not
> >> >> >> >> > fix
> >> >> >> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait
40
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
> >> >> >> >> > hold
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
Advanced
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
> >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
> >> >> >> > wrote
> >> >> >> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
> > possible
> >> >> > that
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet, a
> > most
> >> >> >> >> > irritating
> >> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME
EBD,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
> >> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it
fails
> >> >> > (often,
> >> >> >> > or
> >> >> >> >> >> > first
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
> > failing.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
> >> >> >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> > disk
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> > available.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> > cost
> >> >> >> >> >> > of
> >> >> >> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as
the
> >> > main,
> >> >> >> >> > bootable
> >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from TCD
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> > run
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test the
> > HD.
> >> > A
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful
(NOT).
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
> >> >> >> >> >> > better
> >> >> >> >> >> >> in
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
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> >> > configured
> >> >> >> > HD."
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
either
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
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tried
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed
with
> > the
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite
an
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
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February 21, 2005 1:08:06 AM

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That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
corrupted (or the checksummer is!)


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
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"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
>WinME/ZA
> conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
> message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I Googled
> that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any light
> on the problem?
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
>> hardware supports it.
>>
>>
>> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
>>
>> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
>> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me the
> reg
>> file, if you want - my email is valid)
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately it
>> >did
>> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
>> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna fash
>> >> yersen' yet!!)
>> >>
>> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
>> >>
>> >> In Normal Mode,
>> >> Start|Run
>> >>
>> >> SCANREG
>> >>
>> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the offer!!!!
>> >>
>> >> then again,
>> >> Start|run
>> >>
>> >> SCANREG /FIX
>> >>
>> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
>> > way............see
>> >> what happens after that.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get that
>> > error
>> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
>> >> >
>> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
>> >> > Hotsync,
>> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I can
> see
>> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
>> > occurs?
>> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS?
> Do
>> >> > I
>> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks again.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
>> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> > Noel--
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that my
>> >> > display
>> >> >> > is
>> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to
> the
>> >> >> > desktop.
>> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer caused
>> > this
>> >> >> > error
>> >> >> > message?
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the
>> >> >> > exact
>> > same
>> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem
> with
>> > a
>> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You may
> be
>> >> >> > able
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
>> > dynamic
>> >> >> > link
>> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
>> > number
>> >> > 28,
>> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
>> > Setup
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Herman
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> Urk!
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> OK
>> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if
>> >> >> >> so,
>> > then
>> >> >> >> use
>> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
>> >> >> > composition!! -
>> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
>> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is
> also
>> >> > empty
>> >> >> >> >> > except
>> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> message
>> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
>> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
>> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
>> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
>> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
>> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
>> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
>> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
> present
>> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
>> >> >> >> >> >> required
>> >> >> > drivers -
>> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> message
>> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
>> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
>> >> >> >> > doesn't
>> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
>> >> >> >> > properly;
>> >> >> >> >> >> > start
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem."
> Run
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
>> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> > get
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
> failed!"
>> >> >> > Desktop
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
>> >> > Resolution
>> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
>> >> >> >> >> > X
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
>> > reboot
>> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> post
>> >> >> > messages
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME Startup
>> > Menu,
>> >> >> >> > scandisk
>> >> >> >> >> >> > runs
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > gray
>> >> > screen
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340,
> Free
>> > 0%,
>> >> >> > Usage
>> >> >> >> >> > 100%.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
> in
>> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the EXACT
>> > error
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> >> >> > when
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> you
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> report?
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> to
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>> >> >> >> > messages
>> >> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
> in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions on
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
>> > Maxtor
>> >> >> >> > PowerMax
>> >> >> >> >> >> > found
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> no
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall WinME
> on
>> > my
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
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>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
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>> > in
>> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
>> >> >> >> >> > you
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> need
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on how
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>> >> > boot
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > DOS
>> >> >> >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
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>> >> >> >
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>> >
> http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
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>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> how
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> to
>> >> > post
>> >> >> >> >> > messages
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>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
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>> > in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
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> news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
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>> >> >> >> > message
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> news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not contain
> a
>> >> > valid
>> >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
>> >> >> > times,
>> >> >> >> > but
>> >> >> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
> expected.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
>> >> >> >> > Maxtor
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
>> > 2
>> >> > am
>> >> >> >> > every
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
>> > yesterday
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
>> >> >> >> > not
>> >> >> >> >> > fix
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to wait
> 40
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
>> >> >> >> >> > hold
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
> Advanced
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
>> >> >> > when
>> >> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
>> >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
>> >> >> >> > wrote
>> >> >> >> >> > in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
>> > possible
>> >> >> > that
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just yet,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > a
>> > most
>> >> >> >> >> > irritating
>> >> >> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME
> EBD,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
>> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it
> fails
>> >> >> > (often,
>> >> >> >> > or
>> >> >> >> >> >> > first
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
>> > failing.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
>> >> >> >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> > disk
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> > available.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software exists,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
>> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> > cost
>> >> >> >> >> >> > of
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> a
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > low today, I would attempt to copy the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > current
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > before
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it fails entirely and then install it as
> the
>> >> > main,
>> >> >> >> >> > bootable
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> drive
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > as
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> test.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Another test is to obtain HD Tach, from
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > TCD
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Labs,
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> > run
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > evaluation
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > copy, in read-only mode, to stress test
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
>> > HD.
>> >> > A
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > half
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > dozen
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > tests
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > should
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > tell you if the drive is failing.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just wonderful
> (NOT).
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HP
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > no
>> >> >> >> >> >> > better
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > my
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> recent
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > experience. Real customer service from
>> > Fortune
>> >> > 500
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > companies
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> is
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > just
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > memory now. Carly certainly never
> considered
>> > it
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > important
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> her
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> company's
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > success.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > So count yourself lucky to know about, or
> be
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > able
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > find,
>> >> >> >> >> >> > this
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > ng.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > --
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
>> >> > Shell/User
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > /
>> >> >> >> >> >> > DTS
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Help us help you:
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > ------
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD"
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > wrote
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > in
>> >> >> >> >> > message
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> > news:iptRd.21785$H05.12919@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Yesterday when I was browsing the
> Internet
>> >> > using
>> >> >> > IE
>> >> >> >> > 6,
>> >> >> >> >> > my
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> Dell
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Dimension
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > 4100 crashed and displayed the following
>> > error
>> >> >> >> > message:
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> "There
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > is
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > a
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > with a system file. Windows may not be
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> > run
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> correctly.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > You
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > may
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> be
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > able to fix it using System Restore.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Otherwise
>> >> >> >> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Windows.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > VxD
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > dynamic link call: C1C64AEC to "0028,"
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > service
>> >> >> >> > 800A."
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I ran Norton Go Back using about 8
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > different
>> >> >> > restore
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > points
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > during
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > preceding 48 hours to no avail. When I
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > went
>> >> > into
>> >> >> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > run
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I noticed that programs that do not
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
>> >> > run
>> >> >> > in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were running.
> I
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
>> >> >> >> >> > two
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online Trendmicro
> House
>> >> > Call,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
>> >> >> >> > and
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I check
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > for
>> >> > updates
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
>> >> >> >> >> >> > each
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash later
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
>> >> >> > I
>> >> >> >> >> >> > received
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
>> >> > mode
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an improperly
>> >> > configured
>> >> >> >> > HD."
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
> either
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
>> >> >> >> >> > safe
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I
> tried
>> > to
>> >> >> >> > reinstall
>> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after successfully
>> >> > booting
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
>> >> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to proceed
> with
>> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but despite
> an
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
>> >> >> > have
>> >> >> >> >> >> > another
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what the
>> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard drive
>> > problem?
>> >> >> > Any
>> >> >> >> >> > ideas
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> would
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
> purchase
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
>> >> > new
>> >> >> >> >> > computer.
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
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>> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 2:03:15 AM

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I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I try to
boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error message I got
before except for: "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
"0028," service 800A."


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:o vAoki5FFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
> corrupted (or the checksummer is!)
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
> >WinME/ZA
> > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
> > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I
Googled
> > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any
light
> > on the problem?
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if your
> >> hardware supports it.
> >>
> >>
> >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
> >>
> >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
> >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me
the
> > reg
> >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply! Unfortunately
it
> >> >did
> >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
> >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna
fash
> >> >> yersen' yet!!)
> >> >>
> >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
> >> >>
> >> >> In Normal Mode,
> >> >> Start|Run
> >> >>
> >> >> SCANREG
> >> >>
> >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the
offer!!!!
> >> >>
> >> >> then again,
> >> >> Start|run
> >> >>
> >> >> SCANREG /FIX
> >> >>
> >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
> >> > way............see
> >> >> what happens after that.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get
that
> >> > error
> >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm
Alarm,
> >> >> > Hotsync,
> >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I
can
> > see
> >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if this
> >> > occurs?
> >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the OS?
> > Do
> >> >> > I
> >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Thanks again.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
> >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> >> >> >> to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> > Noel--
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message that
my
> >> >> > display
> >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally to
> > the
> >> >> >> > desktop.
> >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer
caused
> >> > this
> >> >> >> > error
> >> >> >> > message?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the
> >> >> >> > exact
> >> > same
> >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a problem
> > with
> >> > a
> >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
may
> > be
> >> >> >> > able
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows. VxD
> >> > dynamic
> >> >> >> > link
> >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device
> >> > number
> >> >> > 28,
> >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
Windows
> >> > Setup
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > Herman
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> Urk!
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> OK
> >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem - if
> >> >> >> >> so,
> >> > then
> >> >> >> >> use
> >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
> >> >> >> > composition!! -
> >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
message
> >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager is
> > also
> >> >> > empty
> >> >> >> >> >> > except
> >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch - if
> > present
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> required
> >> >> >> > drivers -
> >> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e. Computer.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
> >> >> >> >> > doesn't
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly fails.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
> >> >> >> >> > properly;
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > start
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the problem."
> > Run
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> > get
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
> > failed!"
> >> >> >> > Desktop
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown device."
> >> >> > Resolution
> >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
> >> >> >> >> >> > X
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy and
> >> > reboot
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> > post
> >> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:KvHRd.25306$H05.24626@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Now when I boot up, I get the MS Windows ME
Startup
> >> > Menu,
> >> >> >> >> > scandisk
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > runs
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > without finding any errors, and then there is a
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > gray
> >> >> > screen
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > with
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > no
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> text.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > FDISK /STATUS reports Disk 1, Drive C, MB 76340,
> > Free
> >> > 0%,
> >> >> >> > Usage
> >> >> >> >> >> > 100%.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > Thanks again!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > HB
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
wrote
> > in
> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > news:%23I45gioFFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Now you've uninstalled GoBack - what is the
EXACT
> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> you
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> boot to Windows?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> From a floppy boot, what does FDISK /STATUS
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> report?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> to
> >> > post
> >> >> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
wrote
> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> news:HgHRd.25171$H05.549@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Noel--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I have uninstalled Go Back using instructions
on
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Symantec
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> website,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > but
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > I
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > still can't boot up my computer. Scandisk and
> >> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> >> > PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > found
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> no
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > errors on my C drive.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Should I purchase another HD and reinstall
WinME
> > on
> >> > my
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> buy
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > time
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > to troubleshoot the old one?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Any further ideas? Thanks!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
> > wrote
> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > news:u4a4eMmFFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> The 'no valid partition' error is normal when
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> using
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack -
> >> >> >> >> >> > you
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> need
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> read the instructions on Roxio's Website on
how
> > to
> >> >> > boot
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > DOS
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> GoBack
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> installed.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >
> >
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/goback/kb...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> how
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> to
> >> >> > post
> >> >> >> >> >> > messages
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > NG's
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
> > wrote
> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >>
> > news:kKuRd.20243$vK5.2490@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Jack--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Maxtor PowerMax Advanced Test:
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Congratulations!
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Your
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > certified
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error-free." Any further ideas?
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > HB
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > wrote
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >
> > news:D nuRd.20166$vK5.671@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Jack--
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks for your prompt response.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> When booting up using my WinME bootdisk, I
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> received
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > error
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > "WinME
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has determined that Drive C does not
contain
> > a
> >> >> > valid
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > partition."
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Scandisk
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> found no errors on Drive C when I ran it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
> >> >> >> > times,
> >> >> >> >> > but
> >> >> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > didn't
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> seem
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> to take as much time as I would have
> > expected.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> The
> >> >> >> >> > Maxtor
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> PowerMax
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > Advanced
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test is in progress.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I forgot to mention that I back up my C
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drive
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> at
> >> > 2
> >> >> > am
> >> >> >> >> > every
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> morning;
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> restoring the backup from my external HD
> >> > yesterday
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> did
> >> >> >> >> > not
> >> >> >> >> >> > fix
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> however.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I also forgot to mention that I had to
wait
> > 40
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> on
> >> >> >> >> >> > hold
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > before
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Dell technician even answered the phone.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I'll post the results of the PowerMax
> > Advanced
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Test
> >> >> >> > when
> >> >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> has
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > finished.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Thanks again.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> Herman
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> "Jack E Martinelli"
> >> >> > <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net>
> >> >> >> >> > wrote
> >> >> >> >> >> > in
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > message
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
news:eGtatYgFFHA.2572@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > From your description, I think it quite
> >> > possible
> >> >> >> > that
> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > physically
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > failing, perhaps intermittently just
yet,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > a
> >> > most
> >> >> >> >> >> > irritating
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > difficult
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > problem.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Begin by booting to DOS using the WinME
> > EBD,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > aka,
> >> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If it
> > fails
> >> >> >> > (often,
> >> >> >> >> > or
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > first
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > completes
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > then fails), begin to assume the HD is
> >> > failing.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Obtain
> >> >> >> >> > a
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > disk
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > test
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> software
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > from the HD's vendor and run it also, if
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > it
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > is
> >> >> >> >> > available.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > Third-party HD evaluation software
exists,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
> >> >> > with
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> > cost
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > of
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > new
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > HD
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> so
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I
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were
running.
> > I
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
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> >> >> >> >> > and
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash
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> >> >> >> >> > HD."
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
> > either
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
> >> >> >> >> >> > safe
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I
> > tried
> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > reinstall
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after
successfully
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
> >> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
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> > with
> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but
despite
> > an
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> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
> >> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said that
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
> >> >> >> > have
> >> >> >> >> >> >> > another
> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
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the
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> >> > problem?
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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 2:40:06 AM

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Due to the error messages about my display driver, I downloaded and
installed the latest NVIDIA driver from their website. Now my computer
freezes at the Windows ME screen and refuses to boot up either normally or
in safe mode. :-(


"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:TG8Sd.31492$nC5.13540@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I try
to
> boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error message I
got
> before except for: "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
> "0028," service 800A."
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:o vAoki5FFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
> > corrupted (or the checksummer is!)
> >
> >
> > --
> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >
> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >
> > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >
> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
> > >WinME/ZA
> > > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the error
> > > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I
> Googled
> > > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any
> light
> > > on the problem?
> > >
> > >
> > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if
your
> > >> hardware supports it.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
> > >>
> > >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
> > >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email me

> the
> > > reg
> > >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >>
> > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >>
> > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
> > >>
> > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply!
Unfortunately
> it
> > >> >did
> > >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
> > >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna
> fash
> > >> >> yersen' yet!!)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
> > >> >>
> > >> >> In Normal Mode,
> > >> >> Start|Run
> > >> >>
> > >> >> SCANREG
> > >> >>
> > >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the
> offer!!!!
> > >> >>
> > >> >> then again,
> > >> >> Start|run
> > >> >>
> > >> >> SCANREG /FIX
> > >> >>
> > >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
> > >> > way............see
> > >> >> what happens after that.
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >> --
> > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
to
> > > NG's
> > >> >>
> > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer get
> that
> > >> > error
> > >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm
> Alarm,
> > >> >> > Hotsync,
> > >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be. I
> can
> > > see
> > >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if
this
> > >> > occurs?
> > >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the
OS?
> > > Do
> > >> >> > I
> > >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Thanks again.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
> > >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> --
> > >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
messages
> > >> >> >> to
> > >> > NG's
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> >> > Noel--
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message
that
> my
> > >> >> > display
> > >> >> >> > is
> > >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot normally
to
> > > the
> > >> >> >> > desktop.
> > >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer
> caused
> > >> > this
> > >> >> >> > error
> > >> >> >> > message?
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost the
> > >> >> >> > exact
> > >> > same
> > >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a
problem
> > > with
> > >> > a
> > >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly. You
> may
> > > be
> > >> >> >> > able
> > >> >> >> > to
> > >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
VxD
> > >> > dynamic
> > >> >> >> > link
> > >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to
device
> > >> > number
> > >> >> > 28,
> > >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
> Windows
> > >> > Setup
> > >> >> > to
> > >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > Herman
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
message
> > >> >> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >> >> Urk!
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> OK
> > >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem -
if
> > >> >> >> >> so,
> > >> > then
> > >> >> >> >> use
> > >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head for
> > >> >> >> > composition!! -
> > >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> --
> > >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> > >> >> >> >> messages
> > >> >> >> >> to
> > >> >> > NG's
> > >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> > >> >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> message
> > >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> > >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
> > >> >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> > >> >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> >> --
> > >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >> >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >> >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> > >> >> >> >> >> messages
> > >> >> >> >> >> to
> > >> >> >> > NG's
> > >> >> >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> message
> > >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device Manager
is
> > > also
> > >> >> > empty
> > >> >> >> >> >> > except
> > >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> > >> >> >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >
> > >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> > > message
> > >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
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> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normally
> > >> >> > run
> > >> >> >> > in
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > safe
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> mode,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > eg
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > AVG,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ZA,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Palm Hotsync & Alarm, etc. were
> running.
> > > I
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > performed
> > >> >> >> >> >> > two
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > complete
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > virus
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scans using AVG and online
Trendmicro
> > > House
> > >> >> > Call,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > but
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > no
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > viruses
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > were
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > found.
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I update AVG manually daily. I run
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > SpywareBlaster
> > >> >> >> >> > and
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > frequently
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > with
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > both Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D; I
check
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > for
> > >> >> > updates
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > before
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> > each
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > scan.
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > When rebooting after another crash
> later
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > yesterday
> > >> >> >> > I
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> > received
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > error
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > message "Drive C is running in
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > compatibility
> > >> >> > mode
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > due
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > to
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > missing
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> drivers,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > bad registry entries, or an
improperly
> > >> >> > configured
> > >> >> >> >> > HD."
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Today I cannot boot my computer into
> > > either
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > normal
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > or
> > >> >> >> >> >> > safe
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > mode;
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > I
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > get
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > error message "Error Loading OS." I
> > > tried
> > >> > to
> > >> >> >> >> > reinstall
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> > WinME
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > using
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Dell-supplied CD, but after
> successfully
> > >> >> > booting
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > from
> > >> >> >> >> >> > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> > CD,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> program
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > freezes when I instruct it to
proceed
> > > with
> > >> > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> reinstallation.
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > I called Dell Tech Support, but
> despite
> > > an
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > hour
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > on
> > >> >> >> >> > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> > phone,
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > the
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > technician
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was unable to help me. She said
that
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > she
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > would
> > >> >> >> > have
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> > another
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > technician
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > call
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > me back if they could determine what
> the
> > >> >> > problem
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > was.
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Is this an OS problem or a hard
drive
> > >> > problem?
> > >> >> >> > Any
> > >> >> >> >> >> > ideas
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> would
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > > be
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > most
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > appreciated. I'm almost ready to
> > > purchase
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > a
> > >> >> > new
> > >> >> >> >> >> > computer.
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> :-(
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > > Herman
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
> > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > >
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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 2:56:21 AM

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I now get a black screen with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand
corner when I try to boot up. :-(

"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:qd9Sd.31677$nC5.5606@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Due to the error messages about my display driver, I downloaded and
> installed the latest NVIDIA driver from their website. Now my computer
> freezes at the Windows ME screen and refuses to boot up either normally or
> in safe mode. :-(
>
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:TG8Sd.31492$nC5.13540@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > I installed Sygate Personal Firewall to replace ZoneAlarm, but when I
try
> to
> > boot into safe mode, I get exactly the same system file error message I
> got
> > before except for: "VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
> > "0028," service 800A."
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:o vAoki5FFHA.3928@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > That error looks like a checksum error - which means that the file is
> > > corrupted (or the checksummer is!)
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > >
> > > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > >
> > > Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
> > >
> > > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > news:xX6Sd.31458$nC5.24130@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >I tried a clean install of ZoneAlarm to see if that would avoid the
> > > >WinME/ZA
> > > > conflict, but each time I tried to run the installer, I got the
error
> > > > message "validation failed for c:\windows\system\vsmonapi.dll." I
> > Googled
> > > > that error message, but got no hits. Does this information shed any
> > light
> > > > on the problem?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:uWYnU%232FFHA.2676@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > >> That's a potential fix - but only if you clean-install it, and if
> your
> > > >> hardware supports it.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Whatever, now is a good time to back up your data!!!
> > > >>
> > > >> Use Regedit - HKLM\Enum.....
> > > >> Export the key, and then investigate what's actually there (email
me
>
> > the
> > > > reg
> > > >> file, if you want - my email is valid)
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> --
> > > >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >>
> > > >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >>
> > > >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
to
> > NG's
> > > >>
> > > >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > >> news:y33Sd.31185$nC5.9234@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >I did exactly that while I was waiting for your reply!
> Unfortunately
> > it
> > > >> >did
> > > >> > *not* fix the problem. :-(
> > > >> > Upgrade to WinXP? :-)
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > > >> > news:e%23C6oZ2FFHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > > >> >> This is almost getting worse, rather than better!! - (but 'dinna
> > fash
> > > >> >> yersen' yet!!)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> We now have a functioning system?? right? - try this
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> In Normal Mode,
> > > >> >> Start|Run
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> SCANREG
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> - it should offer to create a registry backup - accept the
> > offer!!!!
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> then again,
> > > >> >> Start|run
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> SCANREG /FIX
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> - it should reboot and correct registry errors along the
> > > >> > way............see
> > > >> >> what happens after that.
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> --
> > > >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
messages
> to
> > > > NG's
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > >> >> news:yd2Sd.31182$nC5.7421@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >> > Thanks for the link. I have uninstalled ZA and I no longer
get
> > that
> > > >> > error
> > > >> >> > message when I boot into safe mode.
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> > However, when I boot into safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm
> > Alarm,
> > > >> >> > Hotsync,
> > > >> >> > K9 are all running in the background when they shouldn't be.
I
> > can
> > > > see
> > > >> >> > their icons in the system tray. Am I really in safe mode if
> this
> > > >> > occurs?
> > > >> >> > Is there a way to repair safe mode other than reinstalling the
> OS?
> > > > Do
> > > >> >> > I
> > > >> >> > really need safe mode or is there a workaround available?
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> > Thanks again.
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > > >> >> > news:o OmyPvyFFHA.4052@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > > >> >> >>
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q297725
> > > >> >> >> would seem to be a likely suspect.
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> --
> > > >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> messages
> > > >> >> >> to
> > > >> > NG's
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> > > >> >> >> news:kUURd.21331$vK5.18092@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >> >> > Noel--
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > We're making progress! After displaying an error message
> that
> > my
> > > >> >> > display
> > > >> >> >> > is
> > > >> >> >> > not configured correctly, my system appears to boot
normally
> to
> > > > the
> > > >> >> >> > desktop.
> > > >> >> >> > I updated my NVIDIA driver recently; perhaps the installer
> > caused
> > > >> > this
> > > >> >> >> > error
> > > >> >> >> > message?
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > However, when I try to boot into safe mode, I get almost
the
> > > >> >> >> > exact
> > > >> > same
> > > >> >> >> > error message I got at the very beginning: "There is a
> problem
> > > > with
> > > >> > a
> > > >> >> >> > system file. Windows may not be able to run correctly.
You
> > may
> > > > be
> > > >> >> >> > able
> > > >> >> >> > to
> > > >> >> >> > fix it using System Restore. Otherwise reinstall Windows.
> VxD
> > > >> > dynamic
> > > >> >> >> > link
> > > >> >> >> > call: VSDATA95(01) + 0002D1CC to "0028," service 800A."
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > The next screen says: "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to
> device
> > > >> > number
> > > >> >> > 28,
> > > >> >> >> > service 74. Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
> > Windows
> > > >> > Setup
> > > >> >> > to
> > > >> >> >> > correct this problem. System halted.
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > Any idea what system file Windows is having a problem with?
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > Hope you had a good night's sleep! Thanks again.
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > Herman
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> message
> > > >> >> >> > news:o taJt9uFFHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > >> >> >> >> Urk!
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> OK
> > > >> >> >> >> in Safe Mode....
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> SCANREG /RESTORE
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> See if one of the dates offered is prior to your problem -
> if
> > > >> >> >> >> so,
> > > >> > then
> > > >> >> >> >> use
> > > >> >> >> >> it. If not then post back for instructions.
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> (I'm off to bed, and the instructions need a fresh head
for
> > > >> >> >> > composition!! -
> > > >> >> >> >> see you in the morning!)
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> --
> > > >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> > > >> >> >> >> messages
> > > >> >> >> >> to
> > > >> >> > NG's
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
message
> > > >> >> >> >> news:UdRRd.21294$vK5.8704@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >> >> >> > There is no + next to the word Computer, just an icon.
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in
> > message
> > > >> >> >> >> > news:umtOXMuFFHA.3664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > >> >> >> >> >> Did you see a + next to it?
> > > >> >> >> >> >> if so, then click on that
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> If not, then Windows shouldn't be opening at all!!
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> --
> > > >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
post
> > > >> >> >> >> >> messages
> > > >> >> >> >> >> to
> > > >> >> >> > NG's
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> > message
> > > >> >> >> >> >> news:FmPRd.21036$vK5.13136@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > Noel, I did this already. In safe mode Device
Manager
> is
> > > > also
> > > >> >> > empty
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > except
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > for Computer at the top. :-(
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote
in
> > > > message
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > news:%23636$WsFFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager there
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> See what it reports
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Safe Mode
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Open Device Manager
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL Monitors
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL instances of duplicated devices
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Remove ALL entries in the 'Other Devices' branch -
if
> > > > present
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> required
> > > >> >> >> > drivers -
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> hopefully curing your problem.
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> --
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to
> post
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> messages
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> to
> > > >> >> >> >> > NG's
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in
> > > > message
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> news:U6JRd.26205$H05.25148@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Device Manager now lists only one item, i.e.
> Computer.
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > Refresh
> > > >> >> >> >> > doesn't
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > help, and add new hardware wizard repeatedly
fails.
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote
in
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > message
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > news:YTIRd.26075$H05.298@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> After bootup, error message "display adapter not
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> configured
> > > >> >> >> >> > properly;
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > start
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> hardware installation wizard to correct the
> problem."
> > > > Run
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> wizard
> > > >> >> >> >> > and
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > get
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> error message "Enum\root\net\0000, no class key,
> > > > failed!"
> > > >> >> >> > Desktop
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> display
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> settings indicate "unknown monitor, unknown
> device."
> > > >> >> > Resolution
> > > >> >> >> > is
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 640
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > X
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> 480, and can't be changed.
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com>
wrote
> > in
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> message
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> news:o 9u0A9oFFHA.560@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > OK - looks like we're getting somewhere, then!
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Try booting from a floppy
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > at the A:\> prompt type
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > SCANREG /FIX
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > and hit [return]
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > wait for the fixer to finish, remove the floppy
> and
> > > >> > reboot
> > > >> >> > to
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > Windows -
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> what
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > happens now?
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > --
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >
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> > > >> >> >> >> > not
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> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> > problem,
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> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
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> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> minutes
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> > > >> >> >> >> >> > bootdisk,
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> > and
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > running
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > scandisk, seveal times in a row. If
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> > > >> >> >> >> > or
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> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > but
> > > >> >> > with
> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > the
> > > >> >> >> >> >> > cost
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> > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> >> >> > And isn't Dell Support just
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