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Offline wirelessguy

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2015, 07:19:33 AM »
I got an error when I tried to start the Windows audio service.

Error 1068

According to this link
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-pictures/no-sound-error-1068-dependency-service-failed-to/be5cc914-54b1-4aaf-83a4-43e8b5d31c65

I double checked these services were started
a.     Plug and Play
b.     Multimedia Class Scheduler
c.      Windows Audio Endpoint Builder

I don't even have this service listed: "Multimedia Class Scheduler"

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2015, 11:29:07 AM »
download Portable Windows Repair (all in one) from one of the following:

http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/windows_repair_all_in_one.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Tweaking.com_-_Windows_Repair_Portable_d7222.html
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows-repair-all-in-one-portable/

Unzip the contents into a newly created folder on your desktop. Make sure your AV protection is turned OFF before running the tool....

Open the folder, run the tool by right click on Repair_Windows (icon with red briefcase) select "Run as Administrator"





From the main GUI do the following:


Select Tab 3 and allow it to run Disk check





Select Tab 4 and allow it to run SFC





Select Tab 5 and Create System Restore Point





Select Start Repairs tab => Click the Start





The repairs window will open, uncheck the boxes as indicated, also the "Restart" option, then select Start...





DON'T use the computer while each scan is in progress.

Post the log, to access select "settings" tab > "open log folder" tab, log will be named _Windows_Repair_Log

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2015, 07:14:41 PM »
You did it! Thanks! I can HEEEEEEAAARRRRR!!!!!


Tweaking.com - Windows Repair v2.11.2
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System Variables
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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Architecture: 64-bit
OS Version: 6.1.7601
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 1
Computer Name: BLUE
Windows Drive: C:\
Windows Path: C:\windows
Program Files: C:\Program Files
Program Files (x86): C:\Program Files (x86)
Current Profile: C:\Users\Jeremy
Current Profile SID: S-1-5-21-2526669053-3846030056-4127758552-1001
Current Profile Classes: S-1-5-21-2526669053-3846030056-4127758552-1001_Classes
Profiles Location: C:\Users
Profiles Location 2: C:\windows\ServiceProfiles
Local Settings AppData: C:\Users\Jeremy\AppData\Local
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System Information
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System Up Time: 0 Days 00:04:30

Process Count: 91
Commit Total: 2.39 GB
Commit Limit: 7.89 GB
Commit Peak: 2.60 GB
Handle Count: 23476
Kernel Total: 435.66 MB
Kernel Paged: 339.87 MB
Kernel Non Paged: 95.79 MB
System Cache: 1.64 GB
Thread Count: 1272
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Memory Before Cleaning with CleanMem
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Memory Total: 3.95 GB
Memory Used: 2.04 GB(51.7849%)
Memory Avail.: 1.90 GB
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Cleaning Memory Before Starting Repairs...

Memory After Cleaning with CleanMem
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Memory Total: 3.95 GB
Memory Used: 1.82 GB(46.2153%)
Memory Avail.: 2.12 GB
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Starting Repairs...
   Started at (3/1/2015 7:03:41 PM)

Setting Any Missing 'InstallDate' From Uninstall Sections Before Running Repair...
Total Missing 'InstallDate' Fixed: 151
 
01 - Reset Registry Permissions 01/03
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER & Sub Keys
   Start (3/1/2015 7:03:45 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:04:02 PM)

01 - Reset Registry Permissions 02/03
   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE & Sub Keys
   Start (3/1/2015 7:04:02 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.


Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
Done,  0.54 seconds.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:11:19 PM)

01 - Reset Registry Permissions 03/03
   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT & Sub Keys
   Start (3/1/2015 7:11:19 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:13:14 PM)

02 - Reset File Permissions: C:
   C: & Sub Folders
   Start (3/1/2015 7:13:15 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Trying To Run Repair As Trusted Installer.
   This Repair Is Hidden By Windows Itself.
   You Can See The Repair Working In The Task Manager.
   Running Repair As Trusted Installer
   Done (3/1/2015 7:31:24 PM)

02 - Reset File Permissions: D:
   D: & Sub Folders
   Start (3/1/2015 7:31:24 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Trying To Run Repair As Trusted Installer.
   This Repair Is Hidden By Windows Itself.
   You Can See The Repair Working In The Task Manager.
   Running Repair As Trusted Installer
   Done (3/1/2015 7:31:38 PM)

02 - Reset File Permissions: All Profiles
   C:\Users & Sub Folders
   Start (3/1/2015 7:31:38 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:37:56 PM)

02 - Reset File Permissions: Current Profile
   C:\Users\Jeremy & Sub Folders
   Start (3/1/2015 7:37:56 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:40:29 PM)

02 - Reset File Permissions: Cleanup
   Repairing Restricted Folders Permissions To Avoid Infinite Loops
   Start (3/1/2015 7:40:29 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:40:31 PM)

03 - Reset Service Permissions
   Start (3/1/2015 7:40:31 PM)

   You can tell the repair is working as SetACL_32.exe or SetACL_64.exe will be running.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:40:53 PM)

04 - Register System Files
   Start (3/1/2015 7:40:53 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:42:13 PM)

05 - Repair WMI
   Start (3/1/2015 7:42:13 PM)

   Starting Security Center So We Can Export The Security Info.

   Exporting Antivirus Info...
   McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Exported.

   Exporting AntiSpyware Info...
   Windows Defender Exported.
   McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Exported.

   Exporting 3rd Party Firewall Info...
   McAfee Firewall Exported.

   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:45:47 PM)

06 - Repair Windows Firewall
   Start (3/1/2015 7:45:47 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account

Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
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   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:46:45 PM)

07 - Repair Internet Explorer
   Start (3/1/2015 7:46:45 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:48:07 PM)

08 - Repair MDAC/MS Jet
   Start (3/1/2015 7:48:07 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:48:35 PM)

09 - Repair Hosts File
   Start (3/1/2015 7:48:35 PM)
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:48:36 PM)

10 - Remove Policies Set By Infections
   Start (3/1/2015 7:48:36 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:48:42 PM)

11 - Repair Start Menu Icons Removed By Infections
   Start (3/1/2015 7:48:42 PM)
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:48:43 PM)

12 - Repair Icons
   Start (3/1/2015 7:48:43 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:48:45 PM)

13 - Repair Winsock & DNS Cache
   Start (3/1/2015 7:48:45 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:49:25 PM)

15 - Repair Proxy Settings
   Start (3/1/2015 7:49:25 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:49:27 PM)

17 - Repair Windows Updates
   Start (3/1/2015 7:49:27 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account

Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
Done,  0.18 seconds.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Setting Windows Updates Files That Are In Use To Be Removed At Next Boot.
   Done (3/1/2015 7:52:19 PM)

18 - Repair CD/DVD Missing/Not Working
   Start (3/1/2015 7:52:19 PM)
   iTunes was found, adding UpperFilters for iTunes Reg Key
   UpperFilters added?: True
   Done (3/1/2015 7:52:20 PM)

19 - Repair Volume Shadow Copy Service
   Start (3/1/2015 7:52:20 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account

Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
Done,  0.16 seconds.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:52:50 PM)

20 - Repair Windows Sidebar/Gadgets
   Start (3/1/2015 7:52:50 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:52:58 PM)

21 - Repair MSI (Windows Installer)
   Start (3/1/2015 7:52:58 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account

Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
Done,  0.18 seconds.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:16 PM)

23.01 - Repair bat Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:16 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:19 PM)

23.02 - Repair cmd Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:19 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:22 PM)

23.03 - Repair com Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:22 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:24 PM)

23.04 - Repair Directory Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:24 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:26 PM)

23.05 - Repair Drive Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:26 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:28 PM)

23.06 - Repair exe Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:28 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:31 PM)

23.07 - Repair Folder Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:31 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:33 PM)

23.08 - Repair inf Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:33 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:35 PM)

23.09 - Repair lnk (Shortcuts) Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:35 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:38 PM)

23.10 - Repair msc Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:38 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:40 PM)

23.11 - Repair reg Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:40 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:42 PM)

23.12 - Repair scr Association
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:42 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:44 PM)

24 - Repair Windows Safe Mode
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:44 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:53:47 PM)

25 - Repair Print Spooler
   Start (3/1/2015 7:53:47 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account

Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
Done,  0.17 seconds.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:54:05 PM)

26 - Restore Important Windows Services
   Start (3/1/2015 7:54:05 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account

Decompressing & Updating Windows Permission File services.txt
Done,  0.18 seconds.

   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:54:21 PM)

27 - Set Windows Services To Default Startup
   Start (3/1/2015 7:54:21 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:54:32 PM)

31 - Repair Windows 'New' Submenu
   Start (3/1/2015 7:54:32 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:54:34 PM)

32 - Restore UAC (User Account Control) Settings
   Start (3/1/2015 7:54:34 PM)
   Running Repair Under Current User Account
   Running Repair Under System Account
   Done (3/1/2015 7:54:36 PM)

Cleaning up empty logs...

All Selected Repairs Done.
   Done at (3/1/2015 7:54:37 PM)
   Total Repair Time: 00:50:59


...YOU MUST RESTART YOUR SYSTEM...

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2015, 09:24:24 PM »
how is the computer running?

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Offline wirelessguy

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2015, 04:01:19 AM »
Seems to be running well.

 :ty

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #50 on: March 02, 2015, 08:35:50 AM »
OK, go ahead and lets try 2 days again. Make sure to reboot several times during those two days. We want to give the computer every chance to break before we call it done.

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Offline wirelessguy

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2015, 07:44:38 PM »
Everything continues to work great. Thanks for all the help!

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Re: [In Progress] Slowed down to a crawl
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2015, 08:22:51 PM »
Outstanding.

Now  there are a few thing's you need to do to fully clean your system and keep it secure.

Run Delfix

This program will remove the tools used and its logs. If anything remains, you can delete manually delete them.
Please download Delfix and save it to your desktop.
Double click on Delfix.exe to run the tool and click on the Run button.

Cleaning out Temporary Files etc. There are several different products that you can use for this. You can go thru the Internet Options in the windows Control Panel. There are several programs that also do the job better than windows does it, in my opinion. There is System Security Suite, EasyCleaner, Ccleaner. Also sometimes other program sometimes do it as well as what you originally got it for like ZoneAlarm Security Suite. Just make sure to keep them updated and use them regularly.

Disable and Enable System Restore.
I recommend you turn off System restore, and then turn it back on so that you will not be able to restore your problems to a clean computer.
For Vista use these instructions, Windows Vista Restore Guide
For XP use these instructions, Windows XP System Restore Guide
Reboot
Re-enable system restore with instructions from tutorial above
Create a System Restore Point
Go to all programs, then to accessories, then to system tools, then to system restore. Check the box for create restore point (not select a restore point), then click next and follow the instructions.

Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions: (unless you are using ZoneAlarm Security Suite or something similar, then you would secure the browser thru the firewall). There are some good basic instructions for that here.

Use a different browser other than  IE (most exploits are pointed towards IE). One of them is
Firefox.
It is also worth trying Thunderbird for controlling spam in your e-mail.

Always use an UPDATED anti-virus program Make sure you update this at least weekly, if not more often. This is one thing that may save you more than anything else.

Run malware scanners. Three free ones are Spybot Search and Destroy, and AdAware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Always use a firewall.
Any firewall is better than none, and you should pick a firewall that you will use, as even the best firewall is worthless if you turn it off.
 
Learn how to use your firewall Only programs that need it should have access to the net. But these are specific to the firewall you use, so you will need to learn how. Several firewalls have support forums here. My page will help you with ZoneAlarm if that is what you choose. 


Never run two Antivirus programs or two Firewalls  at the same time. They can interfere with each other and cause problems. Some people swear that more protection is provided, but the reverse is true. They tend to argue amongst themselves and end up leaving holes. Now I have more than 1 AV installed on my computer, and I keep them up to date. I only run one at a time, but each program has weakness's, so I keep a backup in case my computer starts acting up.


 MOST IMPORTANT : Windows and IE, and whatever other software that you have that connects to the net, needs to be kept updated. The reason is, these programs connect to the net, and if there is an internal security problem, you have already told your firewall to allow the communication, and thus you will have allowed a hole. UPDATES are important. I suggest that you make sure that Windows Updates and the updates for your antivirus and antimalware programs are set for automatic updates. I also suggest running Secunia PSI. Download version 2. It is not the download button, but just underneath it. It will monitor the software you have installed and let you know when something needs to be updated.

Don't ever use P2P or filesharing software Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are configured to automatically launch at startup. They are also configured to allow other P2P users on the same network open access to a shared directory on your computer. The reason for this is simple. File sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. However, this practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. Even if you change those risky default settings to a safer configuration, the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection. That is because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat. Many very malicious worms and trojans, such as the Storm Worm, target and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities.

Before using any malware detection / removal software Check with Rogue/Suspect Spyware List That way you will know if the program you are looking at is on the up and up. If you want to know how it stacks up against other programs check out SpywareWarrior

We have a good guide here at Spyware Hammer on how to prevent Malware in the Future. You might want to peruse this and follow the recommendations in there.
PLEASE READ IT AND FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROTECT YOURSELF.

Let us know if you have any more problems, either new or old.
Have a good time surfing the net, but stay safe.
If you have no more problems, let me know and I will mark this as resolved. Or if you have more questions, ask away, that is why I am here.

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