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Old 11-13-2005, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Possible Hard Drive Problem??

Just recently my laptop has been acting funny when starting up. When I turn it on, it starts up as usual. After I enter my username and password, it sort of freezes. It makes that XP Pro 'chime' when you first log in and then just the background shows and it just sits there for about 10-15 minutes before finally loading everything.

It then runs fine after everything is finally started up. I have no idea what started it either. I have done a Disk Defrag. and deleted a bunch of files, but that didn't seem to help.

So I click on My Computer and it said I only had like 50 MBs left on my hard drive. It can be right because I removed like a full 1 GB (like I said before) earlier today. Anyways, so I keep removing stuff. When I click on My Computer and see how much space I have left, it keeps lowering. I clicked on it said 300 MBs then a second later I clicked it and it said 250 MBs.

I'm thinking maybe a hard drive failure or problem. Possibly a virus.

I was able to start up in Safe Mode fine and run anti-virus and the hard-drive reported the right disk space. And yes, my recycle bin is empty.

Anyone else experience this before, or could help?

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Old 11-13-2005, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a HijackThis log report (in case it's helpful).

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:14:57 PM, on 11/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services\Bin\msmdsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\ss192045\My Documents\My Programs\Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\ss192045\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.abstractinfluence.com/forums/
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O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: XBTBPos00 - {FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18} - C:\PROGRA~1\SOFTOM~1\TOOLBA~1\bin\toolbarU.dl_ (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CoolSwitch] C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Service] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbsvstr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Help Update] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbinhlp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Check Version] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbckver.exe" LOGIN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Client Access Express Welcome] "C:\Program Files\IBM\Client Access\cwbwlwiz.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FaxCenterServer] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark Fax Solutions\fm3032.exe" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OneCareUI] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Creative Detector] "C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe" /R
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all by Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download by Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected by Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download web site by Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlpage.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\npjpi150_02.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: cpcScanner - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15015/CTSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {13EC55CF-D993-475B-9ACA-F4A384957956} (Controller Class) - https://beta.windowsonecare.com/inst...SSWebAgent.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?link...67&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {1D3B54A8-C3A0-4E79-AF6E-667042CD7C58} (Microsoft Windows XP Pro Step by Step Interactive) - file://C:\Program Files\Microsoft Interactive Training\WXPC\mitm0030.cab
O16 - DPF: {1E2941E3-8E63-11D4-9D5A-00902742D6E0} (iNotes Class) - http://mail.southeasttech.com/iNotes.cab
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (CwlscInstall Object) - https://scan.safety.live.com/resourc...scbase1524.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsof...?1113916989853
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsof...?1113916959849
O16 - DPF: {6F74F92E-8DD8-4DDE-8FB8-CBB882A68048} (Microsoft Office XP Professional Step by Step Interactive) - file://C:\Program Files\Microsoft Interactive Training\O10C\mitm0026.cab
O16 - DPF: {82774781-8F4E-11D1-AB1C-0000F8773BF0} (DLC Class) - http://transfers.one.microsoft.com/F...ansferCtrl.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15016/CTPID.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = southeasttech.com
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = southeasttech.com
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{5256B3B9-D04C-4C21-8EC6-2C750ED9E0E2}: NameServer =
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O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = southeasttech.com
O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Apache2 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe" -k runservice (file missing)
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: Client Access Express Remote Command (Cwbrxd) - IBM Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\CWBRXD.EXE
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: MSMPSVC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe" -n 4 (file missing)
O23 - Service: MySQL - Unknown owner - C:\Program.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: OracleORADEVAgent - Oracle Corporation - C:\Oracle\Oradev\bin\agntsrvc.exe
O23 - Service: OracleORADEVClientCache - Unknown owner - C:\Oracle\Oradev\BIN\ONRSD.EXE
O23 - Service: RealChat Server (rcs) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\RealChat Server\server\srvbin\rcs.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
O23 - Service: Apache Tomcat (Tomcat5) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 5.5\bin\tomcat5.exe" //RS//Tomcat5 (file missing)
O23 - Service: WLTRYSVC - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe

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Old 11-14-2005, 02:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sounds like either a windows error, a virus or that you are indeed running low on hdd space. i'm banking on low hdd space as it does explain the lag.
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, but when I boot with safe-mode it shows 7 GBs and that's where it should be. So I don't believe it's truely low disk space.
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