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August 15, 2012 12:03:18 PM

hi all The post originall was of a seperate problem, but as I believe it is strongly related it is included in my post. also there are some references to a particular name please just ignore that it was originall posted on Yahoo answers


My System


OS Name Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional x64 Edition
Version 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2 Build 3790
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OGGMEISTA
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2613 Mhz
Processor AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2613 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS M2N4-SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 1204, 10/04/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.2.3790.3959 (srv03_sp2_rtm.070216-1710)"
User Name OGGMEISTA\Administrator
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 5,118.19 MB
Available Physical Memory 3.90 GB
Total Virtual Memory 13.65 GB
Available Virtual Memory 12.83 GB
Page File Space 9.01 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys







Clicking on a links from a variety of download hosts but link is not opening the file, or the file opens and it appears in my downloads list, but it is not there or only a very very small fraction of the file has been received


So what are the most likely reasons for this behaviour to occur?

Timeouts? Browser corruption? Registry corruption? Proxy server limitations? server blocking/firewalling? my ip ports?

please if someone knows why this USUALLY happens please explain, also what can remedy this (other than a complete re-install)

thx
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@Kevy Thx for your feedback, Well I tried everything you recommended...
First did a virus scan with AVG which came up with a positive infection (heur virus).. i put this in quarantine

I uninstalled 2nd browser (firefox) tried with IE8 still no joy. Then I tried to re-install IE8 but couldn't?. So I chose the fix option. This then showed my a message to install IE8. so my guess is the "Fix" basically reverted back to IE7, anyways still same problem...
Another thing that may be VERY relevant is that I was constantly receiving warnings about High CPU usage even with very few tab windows open in either browser (virus still active?)

Then overnight this happened. Ive had pc for years and have never had this particular problem occur
I machine preferences is set to never switch off when idle or even go into sleep mode etc...only for monitor to switch off
But machine was completely off when I awoke and blue light blinking? presses my power switch and noticed it did not b

4 minutes ago
@Kevy Thx for your feedback, Well I tried everything you recommended...
First did a virus scan with AVG which came up with a positive infection (heur virus).. i put this in quarantine

I uninstalled 2nd browser (firefox) tried with IE8 still no joy. Then I tried to re-install IE8 but couldn't?. So I chose the fix option. This then showed my a message to install IE8. so my guess is the "Fix" basically reverted back to IE7, anyways still same problem...
Another thing that may be VERY relevant is that I was constantly receiving warnings about High CPU usage even with very few tab windows open in either browser (virus still active?)

Then overnight this happened. Ive had pc for years and have never had this particular problem occur
I machine preferences is set to never switch off when idle or even go into sleep mode etc...only for monitor to switch off
But machine was completely off when I awoke and blue light blinking? presses my power switch and noticed it did not boot up just opened up windows like it had been in sleep mode?
Mouse seemed active but as soon as I tried to do anything I got system errors all referring to one problem

"delayed write failed" in c\windows\sys32\ (cant remember exact sub directory) but in any case I visited microsofts help page
however there is no information on the page as to what could be the probable cause ,if the problem occurs unexpectedly.
I am sure the original issue is connected in some way...so how can I find out which (if any) solution would work based on this series of events?

I do believe you understand this problem ..but could you help my resolve this issue.. without my having to re sort
very reluctantly to re-installing the operating system

* I have ignored the first resolution "changing the disk caching options as i'm sure this setting had always been the same without ever having a problem

* But i have reset my BIOS settings to default

* changed the registry entry in :HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentContro… Manager\Memory Management changed this setting from 0 to FFF as advised on the ms page

* made sure system cache was not selected for memory usa


please if any other information is required to ask me

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August 15, 2012 12:24:46 PM

I would start with virus scan from outside the OS download kaspersky rescue cd.
Burn the iso to cd and boot from it and scan your system.
Then boot to your OS and download Combofix then make sure you disable your AV and run combofix.
Download PatchMyPC and run it to update your flash and java.
Re-enable your AV restart your computer and do another full scan.
August 15, 2012 1:05:35 PM

Thank you tech guy.. I had a strong hunch that this was still virus/malware related

But I have a problem Combofix will not run , I think it's incompatibe with my operating system : windows xp professional x64 edition (i wish now I had 32 bit this os has been so difficult to modify, fix unstall software etc..,nothing but headaches all the time).

Is there a silmilar program or a way of running in 32 bit mode that you can recommend? safe mode?

thx again
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August 15, 2012 1:29:12 PM

Ok checkiing through bleepingcomputer forum and came across these 2 programs which have been reccomended for those who cannot install combofix

TDSSKiller

OTL

Should I go ahead and run 1 of these problems for my current issue?


thx again
August 16, 2012 2:46:23 AM

You can run tdsskiller then malwarebytes you should get windows 7 64bit with that much ram much less problems
with programs and games even combofix runs on windows 7 64bit, XP x64 always seems to have problems with compatibility.
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