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Anonymous
June 24, 2005 9:16:03 PM

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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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 1:15:04 AM

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
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 1:15:05 AM

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
>
>
>
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Anonymous
June 25, 2005 2:12:06 AM

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:D 3709B83-8F64-4C87-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
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 2:12:07 AM

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:D 3709B83-8F64-4C87-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
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 2:12:07 AM

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:D 3709B83-8F64-4C87-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
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 3:32:04 AM

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:D 3709B83-8F64-4C87-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
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
> >
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 4:15:30 AM

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_D...
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:D 3709B83-8F64-4C87-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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