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FixWinSYS

I have been working on and off to finish this project. It still needs some work, but here is what i have thus far.

FixWinSysI- Focuses on troubleshooting and fixing internet related issues.

You can download all source code for it HERE

https://github.com/a246530/FixWinSys-I

**Be sure to read the read me and get the associated files from my DB

FixWinSYSU- Focuses on fixing windows update issues

You can download all source code for it HERE

https://github.com/a246530/FixWinSys-U

**Be sure to read the read me and get the associated files from my DB

*** make SURE TO RIGHT CLICK AND RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. if you do not it will not work.

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Lenovo p500 dim display no backlight on keyboard. No video

Any lenovo ideapad p500 had a known issue after a windows update pushes through their update for the intel video driver. it causes the screen to go extremely dim making it almost impossible to see. The backlight on the keyboard goes out as well. 

To fix this uninstall the driver. Go to top right corner of screen, then control panel. Click device manager, then find display. Uninstall intel driver.

An easier solution is to go to my computer, and select the drive next to drive c. Could be D: or e:. Find the video driver on there (its the one that was installed by default). Please make sure to disable that optional update inside of windows update or else it will continue to happen. ENJOY

How to enable cd / dvd burning inside oracle virtualbox

Recently i have been running virtualbox so that i can take registry keys and dll files from various “untouched” operating systems. I have never had a problem installing the additions and then sharing a folder with the HOST os, but today i needed to burn a vista repair disc from inside of the virtual machine. Everytime i tried it said i did not have a burner installed. It did however see that i had a cd drive enabled inside of the virtual machine.

To enable cd /dvd burning do the following:

1. Open Oracle VirtualBox

2. Select the VirtualBox OS you want to enable cd / dvd burning, then click machine

3. Next click settings

4. Then click storage and select the cd / dvd drive you have hooked up.

5. Check the box that says ‘passthrough’

6. Start the virtual machine and try to burn, you should be fine now.

Here is a screen shot of it.

MAC OS X couldn’t be installed, because the disk is damaged and can’t be repaired

So the new release of mountain lion is here. (loud cheers and applause erupts from apple freaks everywhere).  I have had two mac book pro’s come in with this error already. The one was an easy fix and the other took some time and required a fresh install of lion. Here we go.

*I think the problem lies with the fact that once you start this install from HD, it seems impossible to re-install 10.7.2 LION because the option that would usually install LION is now going to try installing Mountain Lion. Its hard for me too say where the problem gets complicated to fix and where it is an easy fix, as i am not the one starting the install of Mountain lion and i do not know how far in the install each one was.

The fix….The fixes….

* The first mac i got in, i ran a diag, extended test on it, booted it back up, and it loaded right into their os…..not sure why it happended, or even why it worked….but it did.

1. Turn off the computer and then press control, Command, R, and P. Turn on the PC while holding these keys. After you hear the sound, continue to hold the keys until the computer restarts and you hear the sounds again. This should reset nvram/pram.

2. If you still get back to the problem with not being able to install, try to repair the Disc and repair the permissions. (Go into disc utility, select the disc, and repair) If this option is grayed out, you will need to boot off of the disc and try to repair it.

3. If all else fails, get your hands on a disc and try to re-install the OSX. (Hold C while computer is starting and it should boot from CD)

4. You can also try to press command+r or just r while booting. (make sure you are connected to internet).

5. It may be a good idea to run a diag if you still are having issues. Hold the D or Command and D key while starting up. (dont waste your time on the short test, check the box below test and then run the tests)

If this all fails……good luck. I am not very good with macs, and the fact that i got both of these to work shows that it is not impossible.

Remove FBI Virus, Removal of Fake FBI virus

People, i am going to be honest. Whoever created the new FBI fake scam is the funniest person ever. You should see the looks on peoples faces when they come in and tell us the FBI is onto them for pirating music and videos. It makes my day, and for that i am greatful.

Conversation with customer who called today

Me “hello, **** ******, how can i help you?”

Customer “Can you please keep a secret….”

Me “………..” < long pause “yes?”

Customer “i was downloading movies illegally when an FBI warning came up. I did what it said and i have a 200 dollar moneypac card i just bought, but i am unsure on what to do from here”

Me “Really? Did you scratch it off yet”

Customer “No, should i do that now?”

Me “No! dont scratch it off, you are going to go to the store you bought it at, and beg them to return it since you didnt scratch it, then you should bring your computer in so we can remove that for you…its fake.”

Customer “Are you sure, it looks real?”

Me “Trust me im sure. If the FBI wants you, they dont send you to the store to get moneypac cards”

Customer “ye….i guess now that i think about it, it doesnt make much sense. I will be in soon”

A few quick comments on this:

1. If the FBI was onto you for pirating stuff, they wouldnt warn you, they would kick in your doors with  a warrant, pull you out of your house, take every computer, flash drive, and hard drive you own, and then, and only then, would they tell you that they were onto your illegal actions.

2. What the fuck does the FBI want with your webcam? If the FBI wants a picture of you, they dont turn on your webcam and take one, they call their friends at the DMV or a whole host of other places and get them.

3. This is by far my favorite. The FBI wants moneypac? Your fucking kidding me right? You think for one second the FBI is going to black mail you with a  moneypac?

**THE FIX

Ok so i decided to post an actual fix due to the fact that this virus has changed its shape quite a bit over the past few months.

1. You can download a bootable cd or dvd so you can gain access to the windows file system. If you have no idea what i am talking about do this.

2. Press f8 while starting the computer. When a list appears select the repair your computer option and press enter.

3. Once inside, enter login information and then look for command prompt.

4. type c:  and press enter. Then type dir and press enter. If you see what appears to be your file system (program data, users, etc…..) then you have the correct drive. If not type d: and then type dir and see if you can see you file system there.

5. Once you have the file system type cd c:\programdata

6. Type del *.exe

(this should delete the executable that it uses)

7. Once loged back into the OS, make sure you run a virus scan.

**if you do end up booting off a cd and can access you file system, locate the windows file system and navigate to the program data folder. Make sure you delete any executable files inside there EVEN IF THEY LOOK LEGIT. We have seen this virus name itself as a real program . Do not worry, just delete it.

As always, enjoy. AND please people, think a little here. Commonsense goes a long way.

 

******EDIT*******

You may want to use del *.* on these folders, as many of the newer forms of this virus have been using skype.dat among other names and extensions for the launching of the application. It now makes itself look like its a real program as opposed to being named something crazy and random that you know you can delete.

Windows update error code 80246008, Background intelligence service doesnt show up in services list

After some malware infections, your windows services can be pretty spotty. I have seen viruses remove the BFE, BITS, and windows update service from the services list. It should look like these screenshots.

Without service installed on PC (missing from services list)

With service installed on PC

When you go to windows update, you may get an error code 80246008. If this is the error you keep getting, even after running the MS fix it 50202, this will fix your issue.

*The fix*

7/Vista

1. Copy this into notepad and then save it as anything.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS]
“DisplayName”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qmgr.dll,-1000”
“ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
“Description”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qmgr.dll,-1001”
“ObjectName”=”LocalSystem”
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“Start”=dword:00000003
“DelayedAutoStart”=dword:00000001
“Type”=dword:00000020
“DependOnService”=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,\
6e,00,74,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,00,00,00,00
“ServiceSidType”=dword:00000001
“RequiredPrivileges”=hex(7):53,00,65,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,47,\
00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,61,00,6c,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,\
67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,00,6e,\
00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,\
00,00,53,00,65,00,54,00,63,00,62,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,\
00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,41,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,67,00,6e,00,50,00,\
72,00,69,00,6d,00,61,00,72,00,79,00,54,00,6f,00,6b,00,65,00,6e,00,50,00,72,\
00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,6e,00,\
63,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,51,00,75,00,6f,00,74,00,61,00,50,00,72,\
00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
“FailureActions”=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS\Parameters]
“ServiceDll”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
71,00,6d,00,67,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS\Performance]
“Library”=”bitsperf.dll”
“Open”=”PerfMon_Open”
“Collect”=”PerfMon_Collect”
“Close”=”PerfMon_Close”
“InstallType”=dword:00000001
“PerfIniFile”=”bitsctrs.ini”
“First Counter”=dword:0000086c
“Last Counter”=dword:0000087c
“First Help”=dword:0000086d
“Last Help”=dword:0000087d
“Object List”=”2156”
“PerfMMFileName”=”Global\\MMF_BITS_s”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BITS\Security]
“Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,a0,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,34,00,00,00,02,\
00,20,00,01,00,00,00,02,c0,18,00,00,00,0c,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,\
00,00,20,02,00,00,02,00,5c,00,04,00,00,00,00,02,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,\
00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,\
20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,04,\
00,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,06,00,00,00,01,02,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,\
00,20,02,00,00

2. After you save the Bold text in notepad, go to wherever you save it and run it.

3. Restart the PC and now you should see the service listed in the services menu.

XP

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
“Type”=dword:00000020
“Start”=dword:00000003
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
“DisplayName”=”Background Intelligent Transfer Service”
“DependOnService”=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,73,00,73,00,00,00,45,00,76,00,65,00,\
6e,00,74,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,00,00,00,00
“DependOnGroup”=hex(7):00,00
“ObjectName”=”LocalSystem”
“Description”=”Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth. If the service is stopped, features such as Windows Update, and MSN Explorer will be unable to automatically download programs and other information. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it may fail to transfer files if they do not have a fail safe mechanism to transfer files directly through IE in case BITS has been disabled.”
“FailureActions”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,68,e3,0c,\
00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00,01,00,00,00,60,ea,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Parameters]
“ServiceDll”=hex(2):48,00,3a,00,5c,00,57,00,49,00,4e,00,44,00,4f,00,57,00,53,\
00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,71,00,6d,00,\
67,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Security]
“Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS\Enum]
“0”=”Root\\LEGACY_BITS\000″
“Count”=dword:00000001
“NextInstance”=dword:00000001

 

Later in the week i plan to release some software hopefully. I have a few programs with archived fixes. Have been testing for some time now and working on it whenever i get time (i dont get a lot of time to do this haha)….stay tuned. ENJOY

Right click / Context menu doesn’t show the open link

I recently had someone ask me if there was a way to fix this issue. They had told me that when they right click on an icon to launch a program, they dont get the open link. I had never seen it before but had a good idea of where the issue was. I knew the registry was the issue and i had a good idea of which keys it would have to be under (.lnk). I started looking around and deleted some of the keys on my own computer, until i had made the OPEN link in the context menu go missing. Here is the fix for it.

I also discovered that if you are missing some of these registry components, when you go to the start menu and try and click on a shortcut to launch the application, it will not load. Unlike one of my previous posts where an “open with” menu comes up and the computer doesnt know what to use to open it, this makes it so it wont even launch.

BEFORE FIX

AFTER

**XP:

1. Copy and paste the following into notepad….or do it by hand if you really feel like it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
@=”Shortcut”
“EditFlags”=dword:00000001
“IsShortcut”=””
“NeverShowExt”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID]
@=”{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Offline Files]
@=”{750fdf0e-2a26-11d1-a3ea-080036587f03}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler]
@=”{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]
@=”{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@=”{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
@=”Application”
“EditFlags”=hex:38,07,00,00
“TileInfo”=”prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion”
“InfoTip”=”prop:FileDescription;Company;FileVersion;Create;Size”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@=”%1″

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
“EditFlags”=hex:00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@=”\”%1\” %*”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@=”\”%1\” %*”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@=”{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PifProps]
@=”{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@=”{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}”

2. Save the file as fix.reg       <dont forget the .reg, its the only way it will run)

3. Find the icon and double click it. Press yes when it asks if you want to add it to the registry.

**7/Vista:

1. Open up notepad and copy this in

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
@=”Shortcut”
“EditFlags”=dword:00000001
“FriendlyTypeName”=”@shell32.dll,-4153”
“IsShortcut”=””
“NeverShowExt”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\CLSID]
@=”{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Compatibility]
@=”{1d27f844-3a1f-4410-85ac-14651078412d}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\OpenContainingFolderMenu]
@=”{37ea3a21-7493-4208-a011-7f9ea79ce9f5}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
@=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler]
@=”{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\IconHandler]
@=”{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@=”{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile]
@=”Application”
“EditFlags”=hex:38,07,00,00
“FriendlyTypeName”=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,\
00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,\
32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,65,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,2c,00,2d,00,31,00,30,00,31,00,35,00,36,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\DefaultIcon]
@=”%1″

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open]
“EditFlags”=hex:00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command]
@=”\”%1\” %*”
“IsolatedCommand”=”\”%1\” %*”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas]
“HasLUAShield”=””

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas\command]
@=”\”%1\” %*”
“IsolatedCommand”=”\”%1\” %*”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runasuser]
@=”@shell32.dll,-50944″
“Extended”=””
“SuppressionPolicyEx”=”{F211AA05-D4DF-4370-A2A0-9F19C09756A7}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runasuser\command]
“DelegateExecute”=”{ea72d00e-4960-42fa-ba92-7792a7944c1d}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]
@=”Compatibility”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Compatibility]
@=”{1d27f844-3a1f-4410-85ac-14651078412d}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\DropHandler]
@=”{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\PifProps]
@=”{86F19A00-42A0-1069-A2E9-08002B30309D}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers\ShimLayer Property Page]
@=”{513D916F-2A8E-4F51-AEAB-0CBC76FB1AF8}”

2. Save the file as anything.reg

3. Find the icon and double click it. Press yes when it asks if you want to add it to the registry.

Now after you do all of this, you should have your right click / context menu back in working order. If you are still missing anything, let me know and i will help fix it and put a post up about it. ENJOY