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Windows 7: What might have happened?

20 Jul 2010   #11
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks richc46,
No the video adapter shows no error........?......! Thanks for the peek.
glennc


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20 Jul 2010   #12
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to the website of the card mfg and make sure you have the most up to date driver for the card.
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20 Jul 2010   #13
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just found out about the Reliability monitor. It showed a Critical Error this morning when it wouldn't start. It stated that it could not find the reason. Is it safe?
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Just found out about the Reliability monitor. It showed a Critical Error this morning when it wouldn't start. It stated that it could not find the reason. Is it safe?
glennc
Usually in any system you will find tons of "critical errors" - at least in mine. Most correct themselves or do not seem to be that critical after all. Whether the one in your system has any significance is hard to say without more info.
But I saw in your log that you had a side by side problem. That usually means that a required .dll in the SxS folder is screwed up. SFC /SCANNOW can possibly correct that. If your SFC did not do that, I would run it again - possibly in safe mode.
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20 Jul 2010   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I bet if you uninstall ZoneAlarm, your computer will be okay again. Stop it from running in Services ... type services.msc in the start search box.

Download and run as adminitrator the ZA removal tool:
http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...cpes_clean.exe

Once removed, turn on Windows Firewall.
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20 Jul 2010   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I think that I or someone else mentioned in one of your threads:
Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes
Comodo or Windows Firewall

I have seen many BSOD with Zone Alarm installed.
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20 Jul 2010   #17
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Just found out about the Reliability monitor. It showed a Critical Error this morning when it wouldn't start. It stated that it could not find the reason. Is it safe?
glennc
Usually in any system you will find tons of "critical errors" - at least in mine. Most correct themselves or do not seem to be that critical after all. Whether the one in your system has any significance is hard to say without more info.
But I saw in your log that you had a side by side problem. That usually means that a required .dll in the SxS folder is screwed up. SFC /SCANNOW can possibly correct that. If your SFC did not do that, I would run it again - possibly in safe mode.
Hello whs,
Thanks for the response. I did run a sfc this morning right after it did the start-repair? Didn't see any problems, but will happily run it again. Thanks Kind sir
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #18
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I bet if you uninstall ZoneAlarm, your computer will be okay again. Stop it from running in Services ... type services.msc in the start search box.

Download and run as adminitrator the ZA removal tool:
http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...cpes_clean.exe

Once removed, turn on Windows Firewall.
Hello Jacee,
I am no longer running Zonealarm. It was the first firewall I tried and uninstalled due to bizarre effects. I then went to Comodo, which had it different but equally as bizarre effects, which I too uninstalled. This is what I believe made me do a recent clean reinstall. I am at the moment using McAfee with no apparent problems. Thank you for you assistance and knowledge.
I appreciate you time.
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #19
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I think that I or someone else mentioned in one of your threads:
Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes
Comodo or Windows Firewall

I have seen many BSOD with Zone Alarm installed.
Hey richc46,
It might have been me that mentioned the Malwarebytes and Comodo Firewall. Malwarebytes if you selected the option to add it to your explorer dropdown menu caused the backup button in Windows backup to quit being able to be pressed. It also made the manage option on the r/c on Computer fail to work. Beats me. Unclicked the option and it worked again. I uninstalled it and later with the clean re-install, never put it back on this system. The Comodo caused dropping connection and reconnection with the net to fail. As for MSE, I want a more hands on interface so I use McAfee. It is already paid for so I don't think I'll dump it until expiration, unless it manifests strange side effects also. No luck for the weary.
Thanks, I can attest to those two and Zonealarm from personal experience.
glennc
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20 Jul 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I bet if you uninstall ZoneAlarm, your computer will be okay again. Stop it from running in Services ... type services.msc in the start search box.

Download and run as adminitrator the ZA removal tool:
http://download.zonealarm.com/bin/fr...cpes_clean.exe

Once removed, turn on Windows Firewall.
I advised OP over a week ago to uninstall MacAfee and third party firewall as well as other ancient XP security solutions he uses which have strapped down his Win7.

The Windows firewall works perfectly with the best free AV solution avaiilable now, Microsoft Security Essentials. Why would you pay to bloat out a brand new OS with outdated tools?

Read the side-by-side error in full to reveal which program is generating it (Adobe Air?) to also uninstall it. Google the other repeat errors text and numbers to research how others have solved them then winnow them out one by one.

This is a whole new OS with new solutions and tools.
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