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  1. Digidave

    Deleting Recovery Partition

    I think you're correct there. I had that problem with Acronis True Image 9. Thank you all for the advice. I think I'll just leave well enough alone.
  2. I just bought a new laptop computer & have a couple of questions about my HD. I've never owned a computer with a recovery partition before. First off, here is what I have. Gateway P-6860FX Laptop running Vista Home Premium Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0) 304.24 GB 228.44 GB free d: (NTFS on drive 0) 15.83 GB 8.56 GB free Now, for the questions. I used MaxBlast 5 (Essentually the same thing as Acronis True Image 10) to do a complete backup of my C: Drive onto an external HD before I uploaded any software. So, the backup is straight from the factory. Can I just go ahead & delete that D: Drive now or does it contain my operating system that the computer uses, on it? If that isn't possible. I have the ability, in Vista, to shrink that D: drive but when I do that I wind up with 8GB's of unallocated drive space. How do I allocate that to the C: drive? Something like Partition Magic? Something free if at all possible.
  3. Digidave

    What Media Player Do You Use?

    I use Winamp, & yes, it is hard to tell the difference between that and any other player. I just downloaded this music enhancer the other day. You can get a plug-in for Winamp, WMP, Musicmatch, & others. It seems to work pretty well. There's a free version & a Pay version. I just got the free one because....well I'm cheap. It's worth checking out. DFX 7
  4. Digidave


    Is it just me or does anybody else think it's rather ironic that her post came up twice?
  5. Digidave

    Best Audio Converter

    If your just getting a 1:1 transfer, I'd say something is amiss. It should be a lot faster than that.
  6. Digidave

    Why Can't I See This?

    Macromedia Flash Player 8.0 will not function if the Adblock extension is installed and OBJ-TABS is enabled. Workaround: Disable OBJ-TABS until an updated version of Adblock is released. Tools>AdBlock>Preferences>Options Make sure OBJ-TABS is unchecked. By the way that thing is a little freaky!!!
  7. Digidave


    Yep, if you were to number them 1 to 7, this is how it goes. Click on 5,3,2,4,6,7,5,3,1,2,4,6,5,3,4
  8. Digidave

    Best Audio Converter

    I use dbPoweramp. Great little tool!
  9. Digidave

    Welcome Back Jeff & Besttechie!

    I like to check out a lot of help forums. Just to learn from other peoples mistakes & this is by far the best site that I've been to. So welcome & enjoy
  10. Digidave

    Whiskeyman's Bar

    It's been a long dry spell!! Set me up a couple of Miller High Lifes, The champagne of beers ya know.
  11. Digidave

    Help Needed Buying Ram

    Hey, Thanks everyone for the info. It's greatly appreciated!!
  12. A friend of mine has a Dell computer. It only came with 256 MB of Ram. So I DL'd Everest Home Edition to get her specs. Motherboard CPU Type Intel Celeron D 320, 2400 MHz (18 x 133) Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 3000 Motherboard Chipset Intel Morgan Hill i865GV System Memory 253 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type Phoenix (11/08/04) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1) This is the pertinent part of the specs. So when I'm looking for more RAM do I just look for PC3200 DDR SDRAM & that will aotomatically be compatible? Other than opening her computer up, where can I find out if I can just add another stick of RAM or if I have to replace the one or two that are there. Sorry, I didn't even think about looking inside her computer before I left her house. Or do all computers come with 4 slots? If she has 2 sticks of 128MB, do I have to get 2 more sticks of 128 or can I just get 1 stick of 256MB? I'm trying to obtain 512MB by the way. Any help to get me started would be greatly appreciated.
  13. Digidave

    Got A Extra $45000

    My first thought was, with the electronic door. What happens if the electricity goes out. You'd be stuck in there with no video, no music, & most importantly, no ventilation!! But, otherwise it would be pretty cool.
  14. Digidave


    Could somebody check this for me. I removed the infamous Vundu trojan using the Symantec cleaner. Then I ran spybot S&D, came up clean. Then I ran A-Squared which found 6 things that I deleted a couple of which were trojans(apparently). Now I just need to see if there is any thing in this log file I should be concerned about. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 4:46:37 PM, on 10/15/2005 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180) Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Owner\Desktop\Dave's Tools\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&t...lion&pf=desktop R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&t...lion&pf=desktop R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&t...lion&pf=desktop R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&t...lion&pf=desktop R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll O3 - Toolbar: HP view - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - c:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HPDTLK02.dll O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll O3 - Toolbar: Norton Internet Security - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [siS Windows KeyHook] C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PS2] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD06] c:\Program Files\HP\{AAC4FC36-8F89-4587-8DD3-EBC57C83374D}\hphupd06.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon06] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bhldyacv] C:\Program Files\Bktmg\Iksi.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VVSN] C:\Program Files\VVSN\VVSN.exe O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [DELDIR0.EXE] "C:\DOCUME~1\HP_Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\DELDIR0.EXE" "C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Central" O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe O4 - Global Startup: HP Digital Imaging Monitor.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmwordtrans.html O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000 O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204 O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineS...er.cab31267.cab O16 - DPF: {38578BF0-0ABB-11D3-9330-0080C6F796A1} (Create & Print ActiveX Plug-in) - http://www.imgag.com/cp/install/AxCtp.cab O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://spaces.msn.com//PhotoUpload/MsnPUpld.cab O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1120164554500 O16 - DPF: {88D758A3-D33B-45FD-91E3-67749B4057FA} (Sinstaller Class) - http://dm.screensavers.com/dm/installers/si/1/sinstaller.cab O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...nt.cab31267.cab O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMesse...pDownloader.cab O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/as...rl/SymAData.cab O16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Solit...wn.cab31267.cab O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing) O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe O23 - Service: ISSvc (ISSVC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
  15. Digidave

    For Parents

    I actually have no need for this program myself. I have a friend who doesn't know much about computers that could really use something like this. So I thought I would check it out for her. Oh, by the way, I don't a heck of a lot about computers either!! I downloaded from the link you gave. Everything seemed nice until I clicked on the "Start" button. The second I hit that button my cursor dissappeared. I am using Stardock's Cursor XP. Does anybody know where the connection to these 2 programs might be? The only way for me to get my cursor back was to boot into safe mode & uninstall "File Sharing Sentinal". Do you think it would of done this if I wasn't using Cursor XP? It really sounds like a good program, I just wish I could trust it. P.S. While I was in safe mode I ran Spybot S&D. I found this. Smitfraud-C. It was in my temp. files. Never seen it before & Spybot usaully comes up clean.