Two issues to resolve

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

Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a window
with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate svchost.exe in
C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
#1.-c/windows/system32 and place #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into c/windows...
will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in c/windows? Or, what
else would you recommend?

Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware Wizard"
wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through Device
Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it doesn't need
one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the message to
appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive files or from
the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I disabled it in
Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to be working
fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the right way to
fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of the above
issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous windows update
file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be dangerous with
computers.
Thanks in advance,
Beaner
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More about issues resolve
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date anti
    virus and anti spyware scan.

    Doug Sherman
    MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

    "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a window
    > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate svchost.exe in
    > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into c/windows...
    > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in c/windows? Or,
    what
    > else would you recommend?
    >
    > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware Wizard"
    > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through Device
    > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it doesn't need
    > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the message to
    > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive files or
    from
    > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I disabled it in
    > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to be
    working
    > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the right way
    to
    > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of the
    above
    > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous windows
    update
    > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be dangerous
    with
    > computers.
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Beaner
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I ran Norton antivirus 2005 and Spybot last night, both up to date. Should I
    download and run Ad-Aware too? The Red Circle and X message still appears
    though on boot up.
    Could you possibly address the other issue with the SIS Port Driver?
    Thanks


    "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:

    > This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date anti
    > virus and anti spyware scan.
    >
    > Doug Sherman
    > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    >
    > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a window
    > > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate svchost.exe in
    > > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into c/windows...
    > > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in c/windows? Or,
    > what
    > > else would you recommend?
    > >
    > > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware Wizard"
    > > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through Device
    > > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it doesn't need
    > > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the message to
    > > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive files or
    > from
    > > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I disabled it in
    > > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to be
    > working
    > > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the right way
    > to
    > > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of the
    > above
    > > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous windows
    > update
    > > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be dangerous
    > with
    > > computers.
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > > Beaner
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    With regard to the svchost.exe issue, C:\Windows is a common location for
    trojans, etc. to implant a phony version of svchost.exe. Probably, you have
    cleaned out the offending programs, but there is still a registry entry
    which tells Windows to start the now nonexistent program. So, try this:

    1. Start/Run regedit ENTER

    2. Navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    3. In the right pane, if you see an entry for svchost.exe, right click on
    it and select Delete.

    4. If don't find it in #3., try going to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    As to the SIS Port driver - I'm not sure what this is. My guess would be
    that it is a motherboard chipset or integrated peripheral driver. If your
    computer did not come with a driver CD, or you don't have it, try going to
    the manufacturer's web site and see if they have driver downloads for your
    model. Failing that try to identify your motherboard - you may be able to
    get drivers from the manufacturer's web site. If you do a search on
    google.com, you should be able to find resources which can help you identify
    the motherboard and/or SIS device. Failing that, you can go to www.sis.com,
    but you really need to know exactly what you are looking for. Check Device
    Manager to see if it shows any devices that are not functioning properly.

    Doug Sherman
    MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

    "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D3709B83-8F64-4C87-B926-ED3C1F0AB6F7@microsoft.com...
    > I ran Norton antivirus 2005 and Spybot last night, both up to date. Should
    I
    > download and run Ad-Aware too? The Red Circle and X message still appears
    > though on boot up.
    > Could you possibly address the other issue with the SIS Port Driver?
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date
    anti
    > > virus and anti spyware scan.
    > >
    > > Doug Sherman
    > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > >
    > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > > > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a
    window
    > > > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate svchost.exe in
    > > > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > > > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place
    #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > > > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into
    c/windows...
    > > > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in c/windows?
    Or,
    > > what
    > > > else would you recommend?
    > > >
    > > > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware Wizard"
    > > > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through
    Device
    > > > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it doesn't
    need
    > > > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the message
    to
    > > > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive files or
    > > from
    > > > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I disabled
    it in
    > > > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to be
    > > working
    > > > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the right
    way
    > > to
    > > > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of the
    > > above
    > > > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous windows
    > > update
    > > > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be dangerous
    > > with
    > > > computers.
    > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > Beaner
    > >
    > >
    > >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Doug,
    Outstanding response! I understood it completely. In regaeds to the SIS Port
    driver... it is the chipset. It also shows up on the Device Manager as a big
    yellow question mark. I tried reinstall, rollover, etc. and nothing.... says
    there either is no driver installed or it doesn't require one. Now which is
    the right answer? I was trying to locate it last night through the ECS (Elite
    Computer Group) website. ECS made the laptop. I think I found what I'm
    looking for, but need to double check the model number etc, to be sure. I
    don't want to download the wrong file or I'm probably screwed. Please respond
    if you have any more info on this... you've been extremely helpful.
    Thanks

    "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:

    > With regard to the svchost.exe issue, C:\Windows is a common location for
    > trojans, etc. to implant a phony version of svchost.exe. Probably, you have
    > cleaned out the offending programs, but there is still a registry entry
    > which tells Windows to start the now nonexistent program. So, try this:
    >
    > 1. Start/Run regedit ENTER
    >
    > 2. Navigate to:
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    >
    > 3. In the right pane, if you see an entry for svchost.exe, right click on
    > it and select Delete.
    >
    > 4. If don't find it in #3., try going to:
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    >
    > As to the SIS Port driver - I'm not sure what this is. My guess would be
    > that it is a motherboard chipset or integrated peripheral driver. If your
    > computer did not come with a driver CD, or you don't have it, try going to
    > the manufacturer's web site and see if they have driver downloads for your
    > model. Failing that try to identify your motherboard - you may be able to
    > get drivers from the manufacturer's web site. If you do a search on
    > google.com, you should be able to find resources which can help you identify
    > the motherboard and/or SIS device. Failing that, you can go to www.sis.com,
    > but you really need to know exactly what you are looking for. Check Device
    > Manager to see if it shows any devices that are not functioning properly.
    >
    > Doug Sherman
    > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    >
    > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D3709B83-8F64-4C87-B926-ED3C1F0AB6F7@microsoft.com...
    > > I ran Norton antivirus 2005 and Spybot last night, both up to date. Should
    > I
    > > download and run Ad-Aware too? The Red Circle and X message still appears
    > > though on boot up.
    > > Could you possibly address the other issue with the SIS Port Driver?
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > > > This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date
    > anti
    > > > virus and anti spyware scan.
    > > >
    > > > Doug Sherman
    > > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > > >
    > > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a
    > window
    > > > > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate svchost.exe in
    > > > > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > > > > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place
    > #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > > > > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into
    > c/windows...
    > > > > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in c/windows?
    > Or,
    > > > what
    > > > > else would you recommend?
    > > > >
    > > > > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware Wizard"
    > > > > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through
    > Device
    > > > > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it doesn't
    > need
    > > > > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the message
    > to
    > > > > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive files or
    > > > from
    > > > > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I disabled
    > it in
    > > > > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to be
    > > > working
    > > > > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the right
    > way
    > > > to
    > > > > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of the
    > > > above
    > > > > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous windows
    > > > update
    > > > > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be dangerous
    > > > with
    > > > > computers.
    > > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > > Beaner
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Just did the regedit thing and couldn't find svchost in either place. Even
    nosed around a bunch of other folders and didn't find it. But, I did find an
    "SIS Host Driver" listed there (Issue 2) and have no idea what to do with it.

    Any other suggestions...
    Beaner

    "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:

    > With regard to the svchost.exe issue, C:\Windows is a common location for
    > trojans, etc. to implant a phony version of svchost.exe. Probably, you have
    > cleaned out the offending programs, but there is still a registry entry
    > which tells Windows to start the now nonexistent program. So, try this:
    >
    > 1. Start/Run regedit ENTER
    >
    > 2. Navigate to:
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    >
    > 3. In the right pane, if you see an entry for svchost.exe, right click on
    > it and select Delete.
    >
    > 4. If don't find it in #3., try going to:
    >
    > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    >
    > As to the SIS Port driver - I'm not sure what this is. My guess would be
    > that it is a motherboard chipset or integrated peripheral driver. If your
    > computer did not come with a driver CD, or you don't have it, try going to
    > the manufacturer's web site and see if they have driver downloads for your
    > model. Failing that try to identify your motherboard - you may be able to
    > get drivers from the manufacturer's web site. If you do a search on
    > google.com, you should be able to find resources which can help you identify
    > the motherboard and/or SIS device. Failing that, you can go to www.sis.com,
    > but you really need to know exactly what you are looking for. Check Device
    > Manager to see if it shows any devices that are not functioning properly.
    >
    > Doug Sherman
    > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    >
    > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:D3709B83-8F64-4C87-B926-ED3C1F0AB6F7@microsoft.com...
    > > I ran Norton antivirus 2005 and Spybot last night, both up to date. Should
    > I
    > > download and run Ad-Aware too? The Red Circle and X message still appears
    > > though on boot up.
    > > Could you possibly address the other issue with the SIS Port Driver?
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > > > This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date
    > anti
    > > > virus and anti spyware scan.
    > > >
    > > > Doug Sherman
    > > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > > >
    > > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a
    > window
    > > > > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate svchost.exe in
    > > > > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > > > > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place
    > #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > > > > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into
    > c/windows...
    > > > > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in c/windows?
    > Or,
    > > > what
    > > > > else would you recommend?
    > > > >
    > > > > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware Wizard"
    > > > > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through
    > Device
    > > > > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it doesn't
    > need
    > > > > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the message
    > to
    > > > > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive files or
    > > > from
    > > > > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I disabled
    > it in
    > > > > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to be
    > > > working
    > > > > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the right
    > way
    > > > to
    > > > > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of the
    > > > above
    > > > > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous windows
    > > > update
    > > > > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be dangerous
    > > > with
    > > > > computers.
    > > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > > Beaner
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    SIS claims to have an online chipset/device identifier service. Go here:

    http://www.sis.com/support/support_prodid.htm

    Good luck

    Doug Sherman
    MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP


    "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:870CB57F-DAB6-47C9-BA52-870BFB8FF70F@microsoft.com...
    > Doug,
    > Outstanding response! I understood it completely. In regaeds to the SIS
    Port
    > driver... it is the chipset. It also shows up on the Device Manager as a
    big
    > yellow question mark. I tried reinstall, rollover, etc. and nothing....
    says
    > there either is no driver installed or it doesn't require one. Now which
    is
    > the right answer? I was trying to locate it last night through the ECS
    (Elite
    > Computer Group) website. ECS made the laptop. I think I found what I'm
    > looking for, but need to double check the model number etc, to be sure. I
    > don't want to download the wrong file or I'm probably screwed. Please
    respond
    > if you have any more info on this... you've been extremely helpful.
    > Thanks
    >
    > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > With regard to the svchost.exe issue, C:\Windows is a common location
    for
    > > trojans, etc. to implant a phony version of svchost.exe. Probably, you
    have
    > > cleaned out the offending programs, but there is still a registry entry
    > > which tells Windows to start the now nonexistent program. So, try this:
    > >
    > > 1. Start/Run regedit ENTER
    > >
    > > 2. Navigate to:
    > >
    > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    > >
    > > 3. In the right pane, if you see an entry for svchost.exe, right click
    on
    > > it and select Delete.
    > >
    > > 4. If don't find it in #3., try going to:
    > >
    > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    > >
    > > As to the SIS Port driver - I'm not sure what this is. My guess would
    be
    > > that it is a motherboard chipset or integrated peripheral driver. If
    your
    > > computer did not come with a driver CD, or you don't have it, try going
    to
    > > the manufacturer's web site and see if they have driver downloads for
    your
    > > model. Failing that try to identify your motherboard - you may be able
    to
    > > get drivers from the manufacturer's web site. If you do a search on
    > > google.com, you should be able to find resources which can help you
    identify
    > > the motherboard and/or SIS device. Failing that, you can go to
    www.sis.com,
    > > but you really need to know exactly what you are looking for. Check
    Device
    > > Manager to see if it shows any devices that are not functioning
    properly.
    > >
    > > Doug Sherman
    > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > >
    > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D3709B83-8F64-4C87-B926-ED3C1F0AB6F7@microsoft.com...
    > > > I ran Norton antivirus 2005 and Spybot last night, both up to date.
    Should
    > > I
    > > > download and run Ad-Aware too? The Red Circle and X message still
    appears
    > > > though on boot up.
    > > > Could you possibly address the other issue with the SIS Port Driver?
    > > > Thanks
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date
    > > anti
    > > > > virus and anti spyware scan.
    > > > >
    > > > > Doug Sherman
    > > > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > > > >
    > > > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > > news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > > > > > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a
    > > window
    > > > > > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate
    svchost.exe in
    > > > > > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > > > > > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place
    > > #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > > > > > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into
    > > c/windows...
    > > > > > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in
    c/windows?
    > > Or,
    > > > > what
    > > > > > else would you recommend?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware
    Wizard"
    > > > > > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through
    > > Device
    > > > > > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it
    doesn't
    > > need
    > > > > > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the
    message
    > > to
    > > > > > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive
    files or
    > > > > from
    > > > > > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I
    disabled
    > > it in
    > > > > > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to
    be
    > > > > working
    > > > > > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the
    right
    > > way
    > > > > to
    > > > > > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of
    the
    > > > > above
    > > > > > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous
    windows
    > > > > update
    > > > > > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be
    dangerous
    > > > > with
    > > > > > computers.
    > > > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > > > Beaner
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    The SIS Host driver is a USB driver - the 'port' driver may also be USB
    related. ECS has an SIS USB driver for download but I have no way of
    knowing whether this is the correct one for your machine:

    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?Category
    ID=4&Typeid=9&detailid=131&DetailName=Driver&DetailDesc=Aio%20A950(2.0)&Menu
    ID=38&LanID=0

    Try going to Windows Update, run a scan, and check the Drivers section -
    sometimes you get lucky. Also, go to Programs/Accessories/System
    Tools/System Information. Expand Components and check both USB and Problem
    Devices. This may give you better identification info.

    Doug Sherman
    MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

    "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:01BF62EB-FAE9-42FA-A7B5-22CE20A0C08D@microsoft.com...
    > Just did the regedit thing and couldn't find svchost in either place. Even
    > nosed around a bunch of other folders and didn't find it. But, I did find
    an
    > "SIS Host Driver" listed there (Issue 2) and have no idea what to do with
    it.
    >
    > Any other suggestions...
    > Beaner
    >
    > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > With regard to the svchost.exe issue, C:\Windows is a common location
    for
    > > trojans, etc. to implant a phony version of svchost.exe. Probably, you
    have
    > > cleaned out the offending programs, but there is still a registry entry
    > > which tells Windows to start the now nonexistent program. So, try this:
    > >
    > > 1. Start/Run regedit ENTER
    > >
    > > 2. Navigate to:
    > >
    > > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    > >
    > > 3. In the right pane, if you see an entry for svchost.exe, right click
    on
    > > it and select Delete.
    > >
    > > 4. If don't find it in #3., try going to:
    > >
    > > HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    > >
    > > As to the SIS Port driver - I'm not sure what this is. My guess would
    be
    > > that it is a motherboard chipset or integrated peripheral driver. If
    your
    > > computer did not come with a driver CD, or you don't have it, try going
    to
    > > the manufacturer's web site and see if they have driver downloads for
    your
    > > model. Failing that try to identify your motherboard - you may be able
    to
    > > get drivers from the manufacturer's web site. If you do a search on
    > > google.com, you should be able to find resources which can help you
    identify
    > > the motherboard and/or SIS device. Failing that, you can go to
    www.sis.com,
    > > but you really need to know exactly what you are looking for. Check
    Device
    > > Manager to see if it shows any devices that are not functioning
    properly.
    > >
    > > Doug Sherman
    > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > >
    > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:D3709B83-8F64-4C87-B926-ED3C1F0AB6F7@microsoft.com...
    > > > I ran Norton antivirus 2005 and Spybot last night, both up to date.
    Should
    > > I
    > > > download and run Ad-Aware too? The Red Circle and X message still
    appears
    > > > though on boot up.
    > > > Could you possibly address the other issue with the SIS Port Driver?
    > > > Thanks
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Doug Sherman [MVP]" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > This is spyware, a virus, or the remains thereof. Run an up to date
    > > anti
    > > > > virus and anti spyware scan.
    > > > >
    > > > > Doug Sherman
    > > > > MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
    > > > >
    > > > > "Beaner" <Beaner@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > > news:84EB4A25-13D4-45A5-9427-F2A643C544F3@microsoft.com...
    > > > > > Issue 1 - I have WinXP Home SP2. When I turn on the laptop I get a
    > > window
    > > > > > with a Red circle with an "X", it says it cannot locate
    svchost.exe in
    > > > > > C:/Windows. I checked and I have this file in 2 places. place
    > > > > > #1.-c/windows/system32 and place
    > > #2.-c/windows/servicepackfiles/i386,
    > > > > > 14kb each place. What if I copy the file and install it into
    > > c/windows...
    > > > > > will this stop the alert message that wants to find it in
    c/windows?
    > > Or,
    > > > > what
    > > > > > else would you recommend?
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Issue 2 - Again, when turning on the laptop I get the Hardware
    Wizard"
    > > > > > wanting to install the SIS PORT DRIVER. I tried to do this through
    > > Device
    > > > > > Manager and it says there either is no driver installed or it
    doesn't
    > > need
    > > > > > one. Apparently its looking for something that's causing the
    message
    > > to
    > > > > > appear. I can't get it to reinstall from the system harddrive
    files or
    > > > > from
    > > > > > the internet or rollback and I don't have a winXP cd. So, I
    disabled
    > > it in
    > > > > > Device Manager, the message stopped on boot up and things seem to
    be
    > > > > working
    > > > > > fine with it in the disabled state. This doesn't feel like the
    right
    > > way
    > > > > to
    > > > > > fix this problem. What do you think happened? I read where one of
    the
    > > > > above
    > > > > > issues (not sure which one) might be the result of a previous
    windows
    > > > > update
    > > > > > file. Hope you can help a person who knows only enough to be
    dangerous
    > > > > with
    > > > > > computers.
    > > > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > > > Beaner
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
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