* * *

2017 Community Gift Pages

         

 




Thanks to all the participants this year that made them extra special for everyone. All gifts will remain posted until moved sometime in February 2018.

Forum Directory

 



Main Cell

button  Asylum TOS

button  Gallery How To's

button  Forum Hints


The Solarium

button  Our Gallery

button  Sponsors Showcase

button  Contact Us

button  W.I.P Cell


Poser Ward

button  News and Updates

button  Q & A

button  Tutorials


Freebies Conservatory

button  AtticFreezone [Freestuff]

button  Aelin's Fantastic Finds

button  llexandro's Hideaway


Contests Wing

button

  Contest Info

button  Monthly Contests

button  Weekly Contests

button


Connect With Us!

button  Banner Exchange

Follow fantasiesrealm on Twitter Follow fantasiesrealm on Pinterest

The Realms Market at Deviant Art



Voting Booth






Click image to go cast your vote,
 then go
 here
===> 2018 voting thread!
to post it in the forum!

Award Info

10,000 votes - Platinum Award
5,000 votes - Gold Award
2,500 votes - Silver Award
1,000 votes - Bronze Award
300 votes - Pewter Award

100 votes - Copper Award


2018 Voting Awards

100 Votes
100 Votes

Donations


xmassleigh

We have many special projects and every now and then a Special Cause that requires your generous help.

There are times when we do a collection to help a member in need of assistance and all those proceeds go directly to that member.

All donations of what ever size are WELCOME.

Thank you.

Featured Art

Merry Christmas



Click images to view

Monthly Winners

December COTM Winner

Holiday Tradition © AmirA

Announcements!

Happy Halloween


Monthly Competitions

JANUARY CONTEST

Hammer ~ Deep Winter ~ Baby It's Cold Outside ~ January 2018 Contest Album is HERE



DECEMBER CONTEST

Nightal ~ The Drawing Down ~ Christmas Cards from the Attic ~ December 2017 Contest Winners

Nightal ~ The Drawing Down ~ Fairies of Winter ~ December 2017 Contest Winners



2018 Challenge of the Month


NEW!!

January 2018 Challenge of the Month (COTM)

"Paradise"

Details here .


Weekly Competitions

Your Art


Giveaway of the Day

Author Topic: Diagnosing computer failures:  (Read 2783 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jherrith

  • Doctor of the Attic
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 52127
  • Kianna shall see you now
    • Jherriths Lair
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2015, 05:59:57 AM »
Looks like I will have to make CD of the file next and then try to clear it using that option as I did see the mentioned files when it was going into safe mode.

I will move the Linux box over to the desk where my externals are tonight after work and get the winners of the March contest posted and take care of some of the other neglected tasks and then go and buy a bigger hammer.
"But who is stronger, truly, I asked myself, he who continues to wound and bleed himself to please others, or he who refuses any longer to do so?"

Fighting Slave of Gor by John Norman

Offline Aelin

  • The Seeker
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 22631
  • archaeologist and cheerleader of Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2015, 07:27:05 AM »
and then go and buy a bigger hammer.
:tearlaugh: i imagine the pc now

And this is you in the past now a good thing if you can use the safe mode  :yippee:
********

Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 61731
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2015, 09:25:16 AM »
Good Luck "J".......
We Shall Stand

Online DarkAngel

  • Queen of Confusion
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 12354
  • Madness abounds so don't make me eat you.
    • Fantasies Realm
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2015, 09:50:49 AM »
Hope you get it working without to much more trouble.

Have you a bootable external that you can install your system onto and use it to reboot, then remove avg.
Fear not,
You are never alone,
I am there to comfort and guide you...
Always.








Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 61731
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2015, 09:53:13 AM »
That's the key...Removing AVG......From what I've read so far, once it's locked in it's a bugger to clean out.
We Shall Stand

Online DarkAngel

  • Queen of Confusion
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 12354
  • Madness abounds so don't make me eat you.
    • Fantasies Realm
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2015, 01:52:58 PM »
I think avg also has a removal program ---just like nortons does since uninstalling does not always remove everything but the removal programs remove every instance.

I also go to regedit and take a peek at those files it brings up getting rid of any and all instances that say avg...or whatever program i need gotten rid of totally
Fear not,
You are never alone,
I am there to comfort and guide you...
Always.








Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 61731
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2015, 02:22:31 PM »
I also check regedit when deleting programs.  Even cleaning programs don't pick it all up.
We Shall Stand

Offline Jherrith

  • Doctor of the Attic
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 52127
  • Kianna shall see you now
    • Jherriths Lair
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2015, 05:01:30 PM »
Real question is if I get back into safe mode again can one delete programs?

It would be so nice if that idea will work, and intend to try if not then back to square three and make a CD to remove that nonsense then uninstall that nonsense.

Now time to write the monthly winners post as I now have it on the laptop

"But who is stronger, truly, I asked myself, he who continues to wound and bleed himself to please others, or he who refuses any longer to do so?"

Fighting Slave of Gor by John Norman

Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 61731
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2015, 05:04:05 PM »
With safemode you can modify a ton of stuff.  Some programs don't work is the only thing.  You can also do a Windows diagnostic and repair while in Safe Mode.  Had to do that a time or two with the Dell XP after they stopped updating XP.
We Shall Stand

Offline Jherrith

  • Doctor of the Attic
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 52127
  • Kianna shall see you now
    • Jherriths Lair
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2015, 05:05:43 PM »
Good then if that works then there is no need for a roll back on the system


Time to cross the fingers till they hurt or break
"But who is stronger, truly, I asked myself, he who continues to wound and bleed himself to please others, or he who refuses any longer to do so?"

Fighting Slave of Gor by John Norman

Offline Jherrith

  • Doctor of the Attic
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 52127
  • Kianna shall see you now
    • Jherriths Lair
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2015, 12:44:59 PM »
Oh my looking promising now

Got back to safe mode by forcing it ... plugging in the USB stick while booting up.

Went to Control panel and uninstalled AVG then restarted.

Did try to put my RAID back together as I had selected the load default settings and now the RAID is gone. I have two drives .... duplicated mind you but still not what it was before.

Oh well ... any thoughts on how to join them back together without losing anything?

The good news is no more BSOD (blue screen of death)

and things are "working:" as intended ... at least as far as I can tell ... and the tests continue .... updates later.
"But who is stronger, truly, I asked myself, he who continues to wound and bleed himself to please others, or he who refuses any longer to do so?"

Fighting Slave of Gor by John Norman

Offline Jherrith

  • Doctor of the Attic
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 52127
  • Kianna shall see you now
    • Jherriths Lair
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2015, 12:54:17 PM »
The scary part was having to allow it to find new hardware

Dual PCI controller

Primary IDE controller

Secondary IDE controller

The real scary was Microsoft saying the software was not "certified" by them or something to that effect ....

Well, allowed it to install anyway and after two installs per piece ... which in retrospect makes sense since it now sees two drives instead of a single RAID device

:sigh:

At least I can say the good news is I am back ....................


                          and so is Kianna .......... :heeheehee:
"But who is stronger, truly, I asked myself, he who continues to wound and bleed himself to please others, or he who refuses any longer to do so?"

Fighting Slave of Gor by John Norman

Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 61731
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2015, 12:59:49 PM »
Sounds great my friend.....  Take a bit that you spend on Books and put it aside for a Computer that is not XP.  I still say upgrading to Win 7 on a old system is not a good thing and will cause many more headaches....but that's just me LOLOL.

Glad the Raids are working also.
We Shall Stand

Offline thelufias

  • The Sane One
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 61731
  • Straight Jackets are FREE
    • The Fantasy Attic
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 01:01:56 PM »
PS....Next step is for you to make some Boot Disc and System restore disc.  Go to the windows help section and it gets you started.
We Shall Stand

Online DarkAngel

  • Queen of Confusion
  • Administrator
  • Reckoning Force
  • ***************
  • Posts: 12354
  • Madness abounds so don't make me eat you.
    • Fantasies Realm
Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 01:03:33 PM »
yay you,

glad you are functioning again and hope you can get things totally going. did you lose any programs/files due to avg?
Fear not,
You are never alone,
I am there to comfort and guide you...
Always.








 

Poser and Daz

Click images to go to SmithMicro and Daz to read all about the programs.

Poser Pro got even better this year.

They have made it easier on content creators by integrating Poser Pro Game Dev into Poser Pro 11.

Now the content creators can create for runtimes and games with only one program!


Poser 11PoserPro 11 Daz Studio--Free



attic_468x175.jpg
participial