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Windows 7: Crazy set of new problems

07 Mar 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Hope you ran Avast boot scan which is the deepest possible scan since no services at all are running where viruses can hide.

Next, running Spybot in Safe Mode (after updating first) will pretty much give you a clean bill of health. Spybot can get at infections hiding in memory when run in Safe Mode.

Next I would run a Repair Install which keeps all files, programs and settings in place while reinstalling the OS. Only botched settings could then continue the problem and even those might be reset by the Repair. It will need to be reactivated afterward at Computer>Properties link.

A Repair Install is the last resort before Clean Reinstall, right after running sfc /scannow to check System File integrity.


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07 Mar 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

jambonay,
You can not upgrade from XP to Win7 as another person mentioned.

Perhaps you didn't say what you meant to say.

Under the circumstances, I recommend:
1. save all info dear to your heart
2. boot from the Win7 DVD
3. at the first dialog, press SHIFT + F10 combo
4. this will take you to a command prompt.
5. type the following, hitting enter at the end of each line and waiting for each "command" to finish before continuing:
  1. diskpart
  2. list disk
  3. select disk 0 (assuming that corresponds to your harddrive)
  4. clean (this will make your hard disk look "virgin")
  5. exit (to exit from diskpart)
  6. exit (to exit from the command prompt)
Now you can continue with your install.
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08 Mar 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jambonay View Post
not sure what Frostmourne is on about but AVAST found a threat called "plugin-kolobok.pdf" which it has isolated. Anyone know what this is?


Does this solve the issue?
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08 Mar 2010   #14
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RknRusty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jambonay View Post
I have a laptop I recently upgraded to WIN 7 from XP. ...
I didn't think you could even do that. Isn't the upgrade meant only for Vista?
You can actually, Here's a guide to how:
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
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08 Mar 2010   #15
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

To the OP - It has been my experience that whenever possible, your best bet is to go with a clean install. That's not always the easiest route, but it does cut down on OS issues (while sometimes creating pesky hardware driver issues).
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08 Mar 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Regarding making a clean install: I agree 100% with Ioba. This has been a golden rule since the days of Win 95.
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08 Mar 2010   #17
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RknRusty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jambonay View Post
I have a laptop I recently upgraded to WIN 7 from XP. ...
I didn't think you could even do that. Isn't the upgrade meant only for Vista?
You can actually, Here's a guide to how:
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
That's not an upgrade, it's a clean install like others are suggesting.
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08 Mar 2010   #18
mitchell65

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RknRusty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RknRusty View Post
I didn't think you could even do that. Isn't the upgrade meant only for Vista?
You can actually, Here's a guide to how:
Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
That's not an upgrade, it's a clean install like others are suggesting.
Sorry misunderstood. I thought you meant that you couldn't buy an upgrade from XP to 7
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08 Mar 2010   #19
jambonay

windows xp pro service pack 3, v. 3264
 
 

sorry i wasn't clear from the outset, i did a clean install of win 7 on a new harddrive. As far as detected infections: "plugin-kolobok.pdf" was the only thing that was turned up.
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08 Mar 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

jambonay,
I went thru all of the posts.

could you
1) recap for me what your present problem is,
2) tells us about your laptop, eg., amount of ram, processor speed, model, etc.

Re 2) you can do following:
WIN key | MSINFO32.EXE | Enter key

This will give you more info than one can digest.

= Win key


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