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by jonny2000 / December 6, 2006 6:51 PM PST

Does anyone know of a program similar to 'Stop Shut Down'? I downloaded it from here yesterday on the infected pc but cant get it to run,it keeps saying the application failed to initialize or something similar. I tried saving the file also to run from the desktop but still wont work. I just want to keep the pc running long enough to get to grips with what might be wrong. I also tried a couple of command prompts which wern't recognised like no shutdown A & shutdown.exe-a (was reading about the sasser worm) If anyone kows of a similar program or a command i could try i would be very grateful.I also downloaded the microsoft malicious software removal tool which was fast but still couldnt finish a scan. Oh & Marianna there are a couple of updates missing (in response to the other thread) KB835732 is missing so once i can keep it running for longer than 15 mins thats my next stop..:)

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To remedy what the kids did, Ihad a WINXP Pro
by DarCLew2 / December 6, 2006 9:39 PM PST
In reply to: Hi everyone

that was down for 2 months. After 4 hours of seeing items deleted and coming back almost as fast, I did the the last resort and that was to reinstall WINXP Home, WINXP PRO & any other programs that were saved on CD_R's and any other ones she had. Her son had limewire, gator ewallet, AIM for Internet sites, hotbar & etc. We did manage to save most of the important information and there are links that added more in. I had a WIN98SE with a modem and she had a DSL hookup that was strange in the setup [even the Adelphia tech was thrown by it!]. Darrell Lewis
Ps- Then you have to reinstall al the updates.

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Hi Jonny2000
by roddy32 / December 6, 2006 9:54 PM PST
In reply to: Hi everyone

For future reference, you should keep your responses in your original thread. I do not have time to look for that so I don't know what your original problem is/was. Have your tried doing malware scans in safe mode?? Directions are here.


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sorry guys
by jonny2000 / December 7, 2006 12:13 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Jonny2000

for starting a new thread i thought the long ones got stopped. I installed net framework 2.0 which remedied the error & got the program working. Even in safe mode/diagnostic mode/any mode it just keeps shutting down. Im going to try & find out if theres a problem with the hard drive. A re-install isnt looking good as she doesnt as yet have the disks but thanks for the info Drew..sorry about the post guys..consider this post closed ok Happy

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(NT) OK Jonny. Good luck. It DOES sound more like hardware.
by roddy32 / December 7, 2006 12:18 AM PST
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