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Computer Help / Re: Computer will not load or go into safe mode
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:49:48 AM »
For clarification, did you run the Tweaking program in safe mode, using the repair program to get you into Safe Mode with Networking and did you have an Internet connection in that mode ?

Thanks for your input to this thread.

Yes, I've just found the Reports link in the left pane and what you have found for viewing it.

As MBAM has never really found anything on my machines, I've never bothered with the reports.

Don't scan with anything else unless your helper instructs you.

Did your last MBAM scan find anything ?

Did you follow the full path from Users ?

What I meant was that while he is helping you, I can't/shouldn't give you additional advice.

I can't use my Win 7 machine just yet as it's running a full scan with the free version of MBAM and things are a bit different in Win 10.

I've copied this from a Google link but it isn't how I remember doing it.

Select the Start button, then select Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.

Select Folder Options, then select the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

I've done a scan with MBAM also on this Win 10 machine but as it didn't find anything, then I assume that is why it hasn't made a log.

Has your scan found anything ?

EDIT - Scroll down to the Win 7 part in this article which looks more straight forward and has pics -

Not sure if grimly has had problems with WD and .14 in the original thread, but you should keep your comments on there and not open a duplicate thread.

I'm locking this one.

Removed .15 and tried to install .14.
Installer reports an error (pointing to the install directory).
Defender barfs.

Where did you get the download for .14 ?

That's okay but ask him as he may have a means of uploading a file that size - he must have dealt with large uploads before.

You can also tell him that after conferring with garioch7 it was me that sent you to the BC forum and while you are being helped there, there will be no input from me.

Computer Help / Re: Computer will not load or go into safe mode
« on: March 19, 2018, 03:37:36 PM »
You can use either if you can get the machine to boot up with them.

You can also try bootrec /fixboot

That may run better in Win 8.1 than it does in Win 10 1709.

If the bootrec cmds don't do anything, boot back up with the install media and go back to the Command Prompt and enter -

bcdedit |find "osdevice"

and using that partition letter instead of the x I have exampled, enter chkdsk x: /r to see what that reports.

For clarity, that's a Pipe symbol before find in the bcdedit cmd and is the uppercase of \

Enter exit to close the cmd window, remove the install media and shutdown then see what it's like on the reboot.

If that's still a no go then boot back up with the install media back to the cmd prompt and enter this cmd, again using your partition letter instead of the X I have exampled.

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=X:\ /offwindir=X:\Windows and see what that reports.

Note the space before each /

@ ergo - I've removed your duplicate post, but haven't you read or understood a word that jpm has posted.

BTW - I'm only a volunteer on this forum and have no authority for the administration of any of's programs - and while it has been known for MS techs to have used the repair program, they are not "joined at the hip" and are two different companies.

When Norton kicked out my Pro version I contacted Norton and they white listed it for me and I left it white listed for about a month before removing it from the white list to see if it still conflicted with it - it didn't.

I don't know if Norton moderated their Definitions or the newer Definitions moved on so that it no longer thought it a threat, but MS won't do anything about it if they don't know about it - which is why I've advised to contact MS.

When my Pro version updated to 4.0.15 through the program, there was no such alert and when I did a manual download, Norton reported it as safe, which is good enough for me.

The fault is not with the program but with MS, so that is who you need to contact to address this other than adding it to the white list. is quite safe - read jpm's post.

Computer Help / Re: Computer will not load or go into safe mode
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:26:39 AM »
How do you mean that Kaspersky was acting weird ?

Jeez is no one else looking at the news? Even Flynn (who got fired by both the Obama Administration and then the Trump Administration sounded the alarms many  years ago while he was security analyst or whatever that Kaspersky was not safe and their virus scanner was hacking computers.  Even 60 minutes interviewed Kaspersky about this.  After Obama fired Flynn for other stuff, Flynn went on to making a big profit consulting for Kaspersky.  The company that loaded massive $ into Trump's bank account.

Never mind, the main point is that now the US federal government recognizes that Kaspersky is a hacker and gave a deadline somewhere soon where every government agency has to make sure they do not have Kaspersky on their computers.

That may be neither here not there but it gets my hide, I know so many people using it to check their computers.

The Kaspersky Rescue Disk while no doubt using its own Definitions is not the Kaspersky AV program that you install.

I have successfully used its recovery attributes twice in the past to get me back up following a black screen and white pointer even though my computer was not infected.

Somehow, it also has healing properties.

Read what it does -

When you boot up with this disk, it doesn't boot into Windows but into memory.

Computer Help / Re: Internet Explorer Problem
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:04:32 AM »
You shouldn't duplicate post - but did you work your way through that article for the things you may not have tried ?

Please respond in your old thread as I will eventually will be removing this one.

Computer Help / Re: Computer will not load or go into safe mode
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:01:31 AM »
If you can get to the advanced boot options from booting up with an install disk and clicking on Repair your computer on the Install screen, select Command Prompt and see if these cmds will help.

bootrec /fixmbr

bootrec /rebuildbcd

That one should return a 0 for installations - if it returns more than 0 and asks you if you want to include it, type and enter n

Enter exit to close the cmd window, remove the install disk and select shutdown the computer to see what it's like when you switch back on.

Computer Help / Re: Internet Explorer Problem
« on: March 18, 2018, 10:49:30 AM »
You already have a thread open on this - did you work your way through the link I'd posted ?

This is you old thread -,5698.0.html

Just to ensure you haven't picked up a PuP, download and run a scan with AdwCleaner -

During its scan it may list programs it considers as unwanted which you can uncheck if you want to keep them.

I had a look at it just before my last post - it's certainly moving on.

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