Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: HP Desktop Acting Weird/Not Saving Files/CD/DVD Not Appearing as Drive

14 Jan 2015   #11
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Good Morning Greg...

I attached a screenshot of directions for creation of an Avira flashstick...overly careful user that I am, I would like to do this right now on my DELL desktop, but just need to be reassured that I won't in any way damage yours truly's DELL in the process!

And of course, from my Post #9:

"Since my CD/DVD drive is inoperable, can I run Avira from a flashdrive?"

I meant to say, "Since my friend's CD/DVD drive is inoperable,..."

Lastly, I'd like to re-read the instructions for creation of a system specs "profile" for a system.

Thanks,

sbuxman




Attached Thumbnails
HP Desktop Acting Weird/Not Saving Files/CD/DVD Not Appearing as Drive-avira.flashstick.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Jan 2015   #12
gregrocker

 

As long as you confirm the flash stick's drive letter first, it should be fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2015   #13
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've created the bootable USB stick per the instructions. Step 4 in the process says, "Installation Complete, Reboot" I didn't do so (Reboot) because I figured I'd only do that in the infected computer, not in mine...mine was used for the creation of the USB bootable Avira.

Is that correct, or was I supposed to Reboot my computer after creation of the stick??

Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jan 2015   #14
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The following malwarebytes log from today has had everything quarantined. Now running SAS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2015   #15
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Both malwarebytes and sas were run twice and both say now that everything is clean.


Here is the summary of the programs installed, prog.01, prog.02, prog.03.

How do I boot into the flashstick I created for Avira? The possibilities when I press ESC to get into the BIOS sequence are:

UEFI Boot Sources
Legacy Boot Sources
PO: ST31000524AS
Hard Drive
Network Controller
(Realtek PXE B03 D00)


Attached Thumbnails
HP Desktop Acting Weird/Not Saving Files/CD/DVD Not Appearing as Drive-prog.01.jpg   HP Desktop Acting Weird/Not Saving Files/CD/DVD Not Appearing as Drive-prog.02.jpg   HP Desktop Acting Weird/Not Saving Files/CD/DVD Not Appearing as Drive-prog.03.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2015   #16
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Update: I have Avira running just fine off boot and performing any repair as needed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

Get rid of Search App by Ask, Bing and Yahoo toolbars.

The PC is loaded with bloatware so if performance after cleanup and SFC is sluggish I'd strongly consider the Reinstall since it will never be more than the worst install one can have.

Some benefit can be had by Clean Up Factory Bloatware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2015   #18
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The results for the Avira scan had one detection...what disturbs me is that I saved it a few times under different names, but now Search in the Start menu can't find them?! Nothing turns up for Avira in Search either.

I wrote down the culprit:

TR/Dropper.A.31156
/target/C:remote-service/techtoolkit-3.0-launcher.exe

The summary said that it had renamed it...probably why I now see the shortcut for techtoolkit on my desktop...I'll delete it.

At best my computer performance is still somewhat sluggish. What's really frustrating is that the brand new CD/DVD-ROM will not function or show up in My Computer, but does show in the boot sequence order, where it didn't before!!?? Could it need a driver...it's not in Device Manager, either, but at least I can access DevMgr now!

Any thoughts?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2015   #19
gregrocker

 

Does the OD show up in Device Manager? Scroll down.

Try another mobo port?

Did Avira confirm it cleaned up infection? Don't worry about finding its report as I never find them either after boot scans.

What did SAS find?

I'd uninstall MSE and install Panda Cloud free which is more aggressive but allows same unhindered performance, then run a free scan.

I think I'd also run ESET online scan just to be sure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2015   #20
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Another mobo port might be a little foreign to me, at least to find available on the mobo, though I did have the cables unplugged and plugged back into a new CD/DVD drive I purchased, only to return the drive b/c it, too, would not work like the one that came installed with the system still does not. The latest drive I'm referring to, with the same problem of not starting and not appearing as a drive letter in My Computer, is an HP USB external HD that came with a Nero software disk...don't really know what that's for, but I think it might be software to play music/vids? No matter, though it shows in the boot order page, it does not appear as a drive letter, which really sets me back. The USB flash stick for the Avira installation,on the other hand, does show in My Computer, so I'm mystified why the brand new USB CD drive does not. Very frustrating.

Avira confirmed that it had renamed the infected file, but not that it was cleaned up, in those words.

SAS found nothing, having been run by me after the malwarebytes and Avira scans, respectively.

Once I return from my eye surgery tomorrow, I'll be anxious to install Panda Cloud and run its free scan; ditto for the ESET online free scan.

What could be wrong with 3 separate CD players all failing to start after hearing each begin spinning the disk, and then abruptly stopping?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 HP Desktop Acting Weird/Not Saving Files/CD/DVD Not Appearing as Drive




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Problems saving .doc and .txt files to my desktop
On my Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) I recently started receiving an error when trying to save a document (.doc, .xls, etc) or text (.txt)file to my desktop. The error is as follows: "C:\Users\John\Desktop\(FILE NAME).doc You don't have permission to save in this location. Contact the...
General Discussion
tab key acting weird
Hello, If this is the wrong forum, please move to the appropriate one! I have Windows 7 installed, IE8, Office 2007 etc. Recently I've noticed that the tab key isn't doing what it should be doing - i.e. tabbing between cells in a form, or web page. When you press the tab key, the form...
General Discussion
Random Locked Files Appearing in Hard Drive?
Hey everyone, While I was updating my laptop using the Windows Update, I see a Locked file appear randomly in my 2nd Hard Drive (the one without the OS). I am not sure if it's from the Windows Update as it is installing, but I see it appear, and then disappear. There were two locked files...
General Discussion
Saving Files Below Each Other on Windows 7's Desktop
Unlike with XP, half of the time I save files onto my desktop the files save between my default icons (Computer, Recycle Bin, etc.) and mess up my icon layout. I want them to always save at the bottom of my default icons
Customization
Saving and Extracting RAR files in drive D (Storage HDD)
I have an SSD as my OS drive and HDD as a storage drive. If I setup any program to save downloaded files to my storage HDD (specifically the program Newsleecher for Usenet downloading) and allowing it to extract the downloaded rar files into the same storage HDD, would the files still "go through"...
General Discussion
PC Acting really weird.
Hi, I have some sort of problem here, and I am hoping you could help me. Sometimes, MY PC just freezes and I have to shake the Chassis to make it unfreeze again. What problem is this? Any help appreciated.
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App