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Download the program to your memory stick. Copy the program to your desktop. Right-click and select "Run as Adm."

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The Good News is that I have managed to download FSS.exe to my desktop. (Yesterday I wasn't able to copy the file since it was deleted from the USB stick. However, it worked today, and also the GeekPolice download linked worked).
One difference is that I have selected to not show the Sys Config Utility prompt. However, i did get a black screen window: CMD.exe, showing "The system cannot fins the file selected". the screen nshowed one prompt: "C:\WINDOWS\system32>". I closed it and carried on.
However, when I run FSS.exe I don't get a "Run as Admin" option. I only have one user approved for the system, and it is the only option that was provided. When I selected it, I didn't unselect the option to "Protect my computer data etc etc)". Is this option ok, and should I unselect the "Protect my computer option..."?

Sorry about these difficulties.

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when I run FSS.exe I don't get a "Run as Admin" option. I only have one user approved for the system, and it is the only option that was provided. When I selected it, I didn't unselect the option to "Protect my computer data etc etc)". Is this option ok, and should I unselect the "Protect my computer option..."?

Leave it selected.
Also please run SFC again and tell me if it asks for the disk.

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I have re-tried FSS, with the same results.
I also re-ran SFC using my "Re-installation CD" Service pack 2. I was prompted to retry finding a file ten times. Is this the right CD for me to use?

I also have a DELL Drivers and Utilities CD, but my PC has been rebuilt as a Compac Presario.

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I also re-ran SFC using my "Re-installation CD" Service pack 2.

It should be the OS disk that came with the computer. It's not too hard to identify. It's the one with the official XP design. Or, it could be one from Dell with their logo on it. If you don't have it, you perhaps borrow one but it must be the same version that's installed on your computer.

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I have failed to find an OS disk, I'm afraid. My PC was a dell , and had the motherboard replaced to be a Compaq. However, the shop that did it is unable to provide a suitable disk. I do have the original DELL Drivers and Utilities " CD.
What next?

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You may be able to download it from here.

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That link was useful, in that I used Belarc to give me a list of the system & hardware that is installed. This includes a Product Key, which I was advised that I would need.
However, I am not clear what type of disk to download, - I have always had difficulty creating CD discs. Also are you advising me to purchase one in order to investigate my system problem?
I would prefer another route if that is possible. (I could ask a friend for advise if necessary).

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Also are you advising me to purchase one in order to investigate my system problem?
I would prefer another route if that is possible. (I could ask a friend for advise if necessary)..

No, don't spend any money on XP. If you're going to purchase another OS you should really consider Windows 7 if your computer can handle it.

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I have some packages which wont run on Windows 7 ; so I am not ready to upgrade.

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demoncurrie wrote:
I have some packages which wont run on Windows 7 ; so I am not ready to upgrade.

I have been told that Windows 7 can run in XP mode.

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Hi again. I have just about given up on resolving this behaviour. (NB By chance I was talking to a workmate, and she, too had this problem - but lived with it!). However, I think my system is now working correctly.
The system stopped running Chrome, and Adobe Flash Player didn't appear to upgrade properly. So I uninstalled both of them and re-loaded them. My system now re-boots normally! Perhaps coincidence. But I pass the info onto you since it might help you build up a picture. You can therefore close this entry. And I hope not to have to open a replacement plea for help! Thanks.

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Ok, let's do some clean up and we'll be finished.

This step will remove all cleaning tools we used, it'll reset restore points (so you won't get reinfected by accidentally using some older restore point) and it'll make some other minor adjustments...
This is a very crucial step so make sure you don't skip it.
Download DelFix by Xplode to your desktop. Delfix will delete all the used tools and logfiles.

Double-click Delfix.exe to start the tool.
Make sure the following items are checked:

  • Activate UAC (optional; some users prefer to keep it off)
  • Remove disinfection tools
  • Create Registry backup
  • Purge System Restore Points
  • Re-set system settings

Now click "Run" and wait patiently.
Once finished a logfile will be created. You don't have to attach it to your next reply.
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Click Start> Computer> right click the C Drive and choose Properties> enter
Click Disk Cleanup from there.



Click OK on the Disk Cleanup Screen.
Click Yes on the Confirmation screen.



This runs the Disk Cleanup utility along with other selections if you have chosen any. (if you had a lot System Restore points, you will see a significant change in the free space in C drive)
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Go to Microsoft Windows Update and get all critical updates.
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OK thats them done thanks.

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You're welcome. I will lock this thread. If you need it re-opened, please send me a pm.
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