Unrecognized problem!

hi...all of a sudden i m facing very strange problems....can't insatall many softwares n drivers...differnt error appears for differnet drivers and softwares.. google toolbar has stopped working unable to install it again...just format my c drive n installed fresh vista but problem presists....now i cant install my gpu drivers, sound drivers, antivirus,

plz donot advice me to format my complete HD :)

here r some errors while installation of softwares

For audio and gpu drivers>>>>>>>>1245058627-Untitled.jpg

for symantec antivirus>>>>>1245058702-Untitled1.jpg

n many other errors as well for other softwares!!!

hello wampyr u alwys come up wid solution....any solution??

Your comp has been infected with a virus. I'd suggest you do a reinstall and remain disconnected from the internet (plug the ethernet cord out of the comp) until you have installed an antivirus software. Don't use any cd's that you got from the "cd wallah", they're most likely the culprits of the virus infecting your system

I had the same problem last year, but didn't found any solution. I always keep a backup of hard on another hard just repartitoned and restored backup.

Maybe the virus is in drive, other than C: , You would b able to fix it up if you format all drives and then install a fresh copy of windows

@poton12

After formatting and reinstalling Windows which softwares did you installed in your system? If possible then give the order of softwares that you have yet installed.

By the way, I am assuming you have installed Vista from screen-shots. Is it Vista or XP?

Did you put (before installing Anti-Virus) any CD/DVD disc or attached USB flash disk?

This error actually comes up if the check sum on EXE (setup file) doesn't match to what is written in file. PackageForTheWeb component is used by setups made by InstallShield. It might be possible that some setup was left incomplete and that is making problem. You can visit their website and look at following KB and try to do the written steps:

http://consumerdocs.installshield.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=Q108249&sliceId=1

By the way, you should run Memtest86+ from following web-site (download it, burn it on disc/flash, boot from disc/flash). Let it run for at least an hour or more until it check RAM at least 3 times.

http://www.memtest86.com/

Also check that your processor is not getting to hot. Processor can also make strange errors if it get too hot.

There should be enough free disk space in boot drive, especially in partition in which your pagefile is present and in paritition in which your temporary folder is present. If you haven't changed anything it is usually C:. Make sure there is at least 1GB is free in C:

If RAM is cleared and okay and processor temperature is not too hot (check it from BIOS after RAM test is over) then try to download AVG (or any other FREE antivirus, not cracked, from their website) and try to install it. If it get installed then scan all of your HDDs (not just C:, all partitions and all files).

If it does not get installed (most probably) and if you still don't want to format then try as following:

1) You'll need another computer to complete this job.

2) Remove your HDDs from your computer (all of HDDs).

3) Attach your HDDs as slave or secondary (one by one) to another computer.

4) Boot that computer using its own master drive (while your HDD as slave).

5) Windows will detect your HDD (that you have just attached).

6) Install any good anti-virus with latest definitions then do a full scan (all files) of your attached HDD.

7) After it shows that it is clean. Repeat cycle for all of your HDDs.

If all fails, then you'll have to format your HDD and reinstall Windows but remember that you should install Windows from a reliable CD\DVD disc (to make sure that it doesn't have virus in it) and you should install a good anti-virus just after installing Windows (before installing anything else, even not drivers). While you are installing Windows, Anti-Virus and drivers, do not attached your computer to internet. Unplug internet cable/wires etc. After you have installed everything and raised your firewall then connect to internet for upgrades etc.

Do tell me how's it going? Update us with your progress.

yeah using vista sp2 have more than 40+gb space in c drive...temps running just fine...

thnx guys porblem solved.....tons of viruses infected my pc :D

run avast and i cant believe wht the #$%# it did with exe files....every single exe file in my softwares n gaming folders is considered as virus and deleted :( cud u believe every single exe file like msn msngr yahoo symantec even many extracted game setup's as well :mad: every deleted file was infected with "win32 runounce trojan"

i hav lost a huge collection of softwares :(

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yeah using vista sp2 have more than 40+gb space in c drive…temps running just fine…

thnx guys porblem solved…tons of viruses infected my pc :D

run avast and i cant believe wht the #$%# it did with exe files…every single exe file in my softwares n gaming folders is considered as virus and deleted :( cud u believe every single exe file like msn msngr yahoo symantec even many extracted game setup’s as well :mad: every deleted file was infected with "win32 runounce trojan"

i hav lost a huge collection of softwares :(

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Avast is a good anti-virus. Now keep it updated and do regularly scan of all of your files every month.

The Pakistani idea to keep setups in another partition is pretty useless. These setups are not protected from viruses. Plus, HDD can get physical damage. Moreover, you do not need setup files after installing software. How many times you install same software in a month or in a year?

Better solution is to keep virus-free softwares’ setups in CD\DVD disc. Make multiple copies so that if one disc get failed then you can get files from other disc.

Use a USB Flash Drive to store your important software setups

@wampyr

yeah avast looks gud but there is a problem... still considering some of my exe files in virus category and delete them automatically..just downloaded cs 1.6 and as soon as download finished avast consider it a virus and delete cs1.6.exe file :(

do i need to configure some options???

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@wampyr

yeah avast looks gud but there is a problem… still considering some of my exe files in virus category and delete them automatically…just downloaded cs 1.6 and as soon as download finished avast consider it a virus and delete cs1.6.exe file :(

do i need to configure some options???

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Either CS1.6.EXE, that you downloaded, actually had virus in it or a virus is still active in your computer (hidden maybe) that tried to infect that EXE. One more important thing is that all major anti-virus consider cracks/keygen as viruses because of their behavior (patching EXEs).

If you have time and have will to do then I’ll recommend to format and fresh install Windows. Just after installing Windows, install anti-virus and then install drivers. It might give you warning/messages while installing drivers but it is good as everything will be under the nose of anti-virus.

However, current situation will work too because Avast is a good anti-virus and I don’t think a virus can remain hidden for much longer time if there is a good anti-virus with updated definitions.