October 4th, 2006, 05:22 AM
Messed Up Computer
I have a computer which someone has let get out of hand. It got tons of **** on it somehow, and now is very messed up. Symptoms:
On start up I get an error that hprblog.exe has referenced 0x00000000. When I start any program, or try to do most anything in a normal boot, then explorer.exe will crash referencing 0x00000000, sometimes msmgsgs.exe will do the same, I have also had sgtray.exe and LUCOMS~1.exe also do this when a program closes. Task Manager will not will crash explorer but it itself will stay running, and then Task manager will crash when closed. After it sits, everything being all crashed, computer will sort of freeze up, and then will explorer will reappear.
I can start it in safe mode, and I can get all the documents off it, etc. but when i try to do a system restore, no matter how far back I go, it will still crash in a normal boot. I did not know that it wasn't a full restore, whatever. I have in the task list some malicious programs are abound it seems:
Computer is not mine and has a relatively complex set up that would suck to rebuild after reinstalling the OS. But if that is what is necessary I'll tell them to suck it. If this is not the place to ask, I will redirect questions if anyone has any advice where to ask.
October 4th, 2006, 11:35 AM
If you can backup all your stuff, do a format/reinstall. This would be the easiest solution.
Edit: What do you mean by a complex setup?
October 4th, 2006, 11:50 AM
Re: Messed Up Computer
Your saying all of these show up in your Task Manager? most are drivers for HP related equipment.
Originally posted here by Tonto
hpqgalry.exe hpqgalry.exe is a process associated with Digital Imaging Software from Hewlett-Packard.
hpqtra08.exe hpqtra08.exe is installed alongside the drivers for Hewlett Packard Imaging devices and installs an easy-to-use traybar icon for quick access to diagnostics. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.
HPHPED07.exe HP Photosmart Printer Driver
HPZimp12.exe HPZimp12.exe driver (for a scanner)
hpwhschdz.exe (is this hpwuschd.exe if it is itís hpwuschd.exe is a process belonging to the Hewlett Packard Software Update Scheduler which displays update information regarding HP's range of products
hphmon07.exe HP Photosmart Printer Driver
wanmpsvc.exe wanmpsvc.exe is a part of the America Online, Inc. Wan miniport (ATW) service. The AOL suite's connectivity relies upon this file heavily, so if AOL is used, this should not be touched
Anything there with ? is suspect, you may want to submit a HJT log to a forum that deals with this stuff or the self analyzer.. http://hjt.networktechs.com/ unless you know what you are doing I would read up on what the output of the log file means before deleting anything with the HJT tool.
How to read a HJT log
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October 4th, 2006, 01:49 PM
I'd echo what r3b00+ has written.
omputer is not mine and has a relatively complex set up that would suck to rebuild after reinstalling the OS. But if that is what is necessary I'll tell them to suck it. If this is not the place to ask, I will redirect questions if anyone has any advice where to ask.
You need to to try to judge how long it will take you to flush the machine Vs how long it would take to reformat/install. Plus can you ever be sure you got everything if you don't nuke it?
I'm also curious as to what you mean by 'Complex setup'.
October 4th, 2006, 08:22 PM
I had a similar issue and junked my HP printer for a Brother all in one.
I can't wish HP anything but grief for the crap they put me through. A stand alone all in one that had to have a cd worth of drivers to work with a computer. Everytime I booted, the HP stuff would try to find updates.
The bastard drivers wouldn't even uninstall correctly.
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If you're going all the way down to the format level, take the extra step to delete the partition table and recreate that.
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