How to remove SpywareStormer : Spyware Stormer review and ways to remove it
|Enable Number Pad / Numlock during start up: |
Solution: By default on some computers the number pad is disabled during start up. Some users are so addicted to using the number pad that they don't want to use the horizontally aligned number keys on the keyboard. So to enable number pad during start up you have to edit the registry using regedit.
Click on Start ---> Run
Type regedit in the textbox.
Browse to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard
From the right pane double click "InitialKeyboardIndicators" and change the value data from "0" to "2". Restart your computer and hopefully your number pad would be enabled during start up. (Might not apply to Laptop users)
This error message is displayed when you have your floppy disk inserted and your boot sequence is set to first look in your floppy drive before searching for bootable content on your hard disk drive. If no bootable content is found in the floppy you are most likely going to see this error message. You may however get rid of this error by entering the BIOS setup and changing the boot sequence to 1.Hard disk 2. Floppy Drive 3. CD-ROM
You probably need to install the latest display adapter drivers from the manufacturer of your computer or laptop. Alternatively if you know the make of your display adapter you can go and download the latest display adapter drivers from their website. Windows usually installs a very basic display adapter driver that is compatible with your display adapter but lacks the support for energy management. For more information about hibernating see this page http://www.wintipz.com/XP/HibernateWindowsXP.htm
This application is part of the Norton Anti-Virus that runs the auto-protect and email scanning utilities. According to symantec "This problem was fixed for some Norton programs in the latest Common Client and Norton AntiSpam program updates. To install the update, start your Norton product, run LiveUpdate, download the updates (including any Common Client updates and the Norton AntiSpam program update if it is listed), and then restart the computer when you are asked to do so"
If updating the program doesn't help then follow the instructions described in this page : Symantec
The problem I have is that, each time I boot, after a while my computer crashes or resets after or during the loading of programs I installed...I have also noticed that somehow my splash screen has changed and that the password entry I chose to have is no longer there. I run my Anti-Virus and during a scan the computer resets. I realized that I may have a virus, so I tried to format my drive (cos I have another installed) but I keep getting the message "Cannot format drive, quit any disk utilities or programs that are using this drive and make sure that no window is displaying the contents of this drive then try again"...I get this even if I am on the other drive... I even notice strange files in my list and when I try to delete them they say "this file cannot be deleted cos its being used" which it isn't
I think firstly if you are not able to boot onto your computer because of repeated restarts try booting your computer in safe mode. And then use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier time (maybe the earliest one you have on your computer). You probably will have to look into details on the above things if you have no idea about them already. Just visit the Windows Tips link and you will find information about safe mode and system restore. Hopefully your computer should work fine after that. But if it doesn't you would want to do a format. If you try formatting through windows you would get an error that some programs are running and you cant format. That is of course the case if you try formatting C: since your windows resides on C(mostly). If you have other drives like D or E you can format them but if windows doesn't allow you to format them either then the reason is you have installed some programs in D or E drives (like Norton, Sygate..) which are currently running on the OS so they wouldn't let you format either. Only safe way I can suggest you is have the Windows Setup CD do the formatting for you. Insert the disc during boot up and let the Windows setup overwrite or completely erase the already existing OS.
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