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User Submitted Repair Guides / Re: solution to cmd calling shutdown.exe
« Last post by Boggin on Today at 01:16:42 AM »
Thanks for posting that - it's a pity that thread went unanswered.
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User Submitted Repair Guides / solution to cmd calling shutdown.exe
« Last post by garegin on February 21, 2019, 09:58:01 PM »
few years ago I posted a question here on a virus that created a script that restarted the computer. Even after removing the virus, the script still persisted. I actually saved the procmon log file. And we now know what it was. For one thing it's a scheduled task. It calls a batch file stored in c:\windows\system32\com\ntsd2.bat. AFAIK, Windows shouldn't even have a com folder in system32. My Windows 10 doesn't.
I googled this file and found a SINGLE thread from '10. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hacker-logged-on-w-diff-user-name-changed-system.897126/

The log fie is stored in google drive https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1lqZhpyr-KQcWdtRDRDUkJRcU0/view?usp=sharing

The key to finding out the cause is using the process tree view in procmon. It shows the parent process that has spawned the process in question. In our case, it was taskeng.exe, which is the task scheduler.
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Computer Help / Re: Burn Windows 10 ISO to USB on Mac Failed
« Last post by Boggin on February 21, 2019, 03:09:39 AM »
Trying other iSO burners,i know some free tools,the Free ISO Burner ,iSOburn and WiNToBootic are good at doing that.

Burners aren't the problem in this case, but for a Windows ISO to be downloaded onto a Mac.

However, the Win 10 MCT incorporates its own facilities for creating bootable USBs and DVDs.
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Computer Help / Re: Burn Windows 10 ISO to USB on Mac Failed
« Last post by Hasier on February 21, 2019, 02:01:05 AM »
Trying other iSO burners,i know some free tools,the Free ISO Burner ,iSOburn and WiNToBootic are good at doing that.
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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Aero & Sidebar fixes for Vista
« Last post by front360 on February 18, 2019, 02:35:12 PM »
Shane or anyone with the correct answers,

Which Windows Repairs should I run to fix Aero issues on Vista x32 SP2?

Same question, but for the Sidebar? (Notification says that DEP keeps closing and restarting Sidebar.)

Thanks in advance,
Don
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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Windows Repair Pro on Vista x86 SP2
« Last post by Boggin on February 18, 2019, 01:37:19 AM »
I've found my Toshiba machines don't like being tweaked, so I've never tried these, but prior to test running each new version, I always create a system image should I need to go back.

As for selecting the repairs, I'd check the ones for Permissions and just the one for the sidebar/gadgets, but I've noticed that I get an error message for gadgets in Safe Mode with Networking - although they are something I've never used.

Where repairs are specific to an OS version such as for 8 and 10, those repairs will only be applied when they are the versions being used.

If you leave them checked, you will see the program skip over them when they aren't applicable, but you can uncheck those before running the program.

I don't know which repair deals specifically with Aero - you could run all of the repairs except those for 8 and 10 after creating a system image and then see if that resolves all of your problems.
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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Windows Repair Pro on Vista x86 SP2
« Last post by front360 on February 17, 2019, 11:48:02 PM »
Also, I need to fix sidebar/gadgets, because sidebar crashes and restarts so frequently. Do I only choose that repair or should I do others that relate to sidebar somehow?  Which repair could fix Aero issues?

Thanks again.
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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Windows Repair Pro on Vista x86 SP2
« Last post by front360 on February 17, 2019, 06:07:10 PM »
I thought that the program would recognize my OS, and only offer repairs for it, no?  Are they fixes that also work for Vista, even though they only say Win 8/10?

Separate question about System Tweaks (Performance).  Would you recommend enabling all of them or do you have any advice on which ones I should be careful enabling?  How would I reset them back to Windows default if I needed to?(Not saying I would ever, but jic)

Thanks so much for the help.
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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Registry Backup Fallback
« Last post by jpm on February 17, 2019, 10:10:32 AM »
...It's like the HokeyPokey - only with data. :)



It;s simply the normal registry file export that is used when shadow copy serivce is not avaialble.

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It's a false positive.

I use Norton Security and my Windows Repair program updated just fine.

I think it was last year when Norton actually kicked out my Windows Repair program so I contacted Norton and one of their techs hooked up to my machine and white listed www.tweaking.com

After a few weeks when the Definitions had moved on, I removed it from the white list and everything was fine.

I don't know if Norton had done anything with their Definitions after my complaint, but you should contact Norton and let them know.

I have Norton Security on three machines, two Win 10 and one Win 7 and it was just one of the Win 10 machines that was affected.
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