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Problems after System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by milkman2283, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. milkman2283

    milkman2283 Flightless Bird

    I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning properly,
    slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a HP
    with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all the
    start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC is
    still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs show:
    $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup

    Any ideas?
    --
    milkman
     
  2. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Your OP 18 mins ago was there
    Some times you need to wait.

    You may have a Virus or just issues
    have you downloaded and run ccleaner.exe
    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    and clean your registry.
    (It will have the option to save it. so please do.)

    In addition if you don't have a AV on it please put something on it like.
    Microsoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    or some other AV.

    Online scanner
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    However before things get worse Backup all important files on a external
    Disk
    Russ

    --
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    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
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    "milkman2283" <milkman2283@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:88249C26-7B59-45C8-AB07-DF06F72A0161@microsoft.com...
    > I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    > After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning
    > properly,
    > slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a HP
    > with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all
    > the
    > start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC is
    > still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs show:
    > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > 12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > 12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup
    >
    > Any ideas?
    > --
    > milkman
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 10, 4:14 pm, milkman2283 <milkman2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    > After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning properly,
    > slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a HP
    > with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all the
    > start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC is
    > still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs show:
    > $ncsp$  $ncsp$.inf      NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM     Startup
    > $ncsp$  $ncsp$.inf      .DEFAULT        Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf     NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM     Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf     .DEFAULT        Startup
    > 12520437        12520437.cpx    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM     Startup
    > 12520437        12520437.cpx    .DEFAULT        Startup
    > 12520850        12520850.cpx    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM     Startup
    > 12520850        12520850.cpx    .DEFAULT        Startup
    > 24wwxsp1        24wwxsp1.txt    NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM     Startup
    > 24wwxsp1        24wwxsp1.txt    .DEFAULT        Startup
    >
    > Any ideas?
    > --
    > milkman


    I cannot tell you how to fix your whirring noise - it sounds like a
    potential hardware failure, but I can tell you how to fix the Startup
    Programs list issue:

    The Startup Programs information in msinfo32 may show more things than
    it should and can be quite intimidating.

    When you see a big list like you describe, it is broken and I can't
    remember (right now) how it gets that way, but you can fix it so it
    makes more sense and is less scary with a little VB Script from
    Ramesh's site.

    The script will make some registry changes, so if you choose to run
    it, backup your registry first.

    Here is a popular registry backup tool:

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

    Here is a link with more information and also the script to download/
    run to clean up the Startup Programs list in msinfo32 from Ramesh.

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/msinfofix.htm

    If you are nervous about running the VB script, edit it with a text
    editor and see what it does.

    Thank you, Ramesh.

    Please report back your results.
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    You used System Restore or you did a Repair Install (AKA Recovery) of WinXP?


    milkman2283 wrote:
    > I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    > After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning
    > properly,
    > slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a HP
    > with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all
    > the
    > start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC is
    > still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs show:
    > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > 12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > 12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup
    >
    > Any ideas?
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    milkman2283 wrote:
    > I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    > After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning
    > properly, slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the
    > PC. It is a HP with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I
    > noticed that all the start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is
    > this normal? Also, PC is still running slow. Here is an example of
    > what the start up programs show: $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT
    > AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > 12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > 12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup
    >
    > Any ideas?


    It sounds like you are referring to an "HP System Recovery" as mentioned
    here:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07145

    ... and not Windows System Restore, which is mentioned here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/getstarted/ballew_03may19.mspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/systemrestore.mspx

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306084

    Can you confirm?
     
  6. Milkman

    Milkman Flightless Bird

    On Jan 10, 4:03 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > You used System Restore or you did a Repair Install (AKA Recovery) of WinXP?
    >
    >
    >
    > milkman2283 wrote:
    > > I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    > > After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning
    > > properly,
    > > slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a HP
    > > with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all
    > > the
    > > start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC is
    > > still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs show:
    > > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > > 12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > 12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > > 12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > 12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup

    >
    > > Any ideas?- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    It was a System Recovery, but I didn't have the disk formated. If I do
    another one with the format, will it wipe the registry clean? I've
    already backed all my files up that I need.

    Thank you
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Milkman wrote:
    >>> I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    >>> After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning
    >>> properly,
    >>> slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a
    >>> HP
    >>> with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all
    >>> the
    >>> start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC
    >>> is
    >>> still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs
    >>> show:
    >>> $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    >>> $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    >>> $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    >>> $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    >>> 12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    >>> 12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    >>> 12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    >>> 12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    >>> 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    >>> 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup

    >>

    <paste>
    >> You used System Restore or you did a Repair Install (AKA Recovery) of
    >> WinXP?

    </paste>
    >
    > It was a System Recovery, but I didn't have the disk formated. If I do
    > another one with the format, will it wipe the registry clean? I've
    > already backed all my files up that I need.


    What problems were you having that you thought a Repair Install (your
    "System Recovery") might resolve?

    Had you installed IE7 or IE8 before doing the Repair Install?

    Right-click on My Computer & select Properties: What Windows version is
    displayed on the resulting General tab (e.g., Windows Home Edition Service
    Pack 1)?

    What anti-virus application or security suite was installed before you did
    the Repair Install and was your subscription still current?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed now and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it and which would have been reinstalled, but invalid, when you did the
    Repair Install)?
     
  8. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jan 11, 3:05 pm, Milkman <milkman2...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 10, 4:03 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > You used System Restore or you did a Repair Install (AKA Recovery) of WinXP?

    >
    > > milkman2283 wrote:
    > > > I don't see my original post, so here it is again.
    > > > After a system restore (saving data), PC is still not functioning
    > > > properly,
    > > > slow and whirring noise from hard drive when not using the PC. It is a HP
    > > > with Windows Media 2005. When exploring system tools I noticed that all
    > > > the
    > > > start up programs (95 pages) have duplicates. Is this normal? Also, PC is
    > > > still running slow. Here is an example of what the start up programs show:
    > > > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > > $ncsp$ $ncsp$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > > > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > > $winnt$ $winnt$.inf .DEFAULT Startup
    > > > 12520437 12520437.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > > 12520437 12520437.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > > > 12520850 12520850.cpx NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > > 12520850 12520850.cpx .DEFAULT Startup
    > > > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
    > > > 24wwxsp1 24wwxsp1.txt .DEFAULT Startup

    >
    > > > Any ideas?- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > It was a System Recovery, but I didn't have the disk formated. If I do
    > another one with the format, will it wipe the registry clean? I've
    > already backed all my files up that I need.
    >
    > Thank you


    You do not have to do a System Recovery or Repair to fix your issue
    with Startup Programs.

    The Startup Programs information in msinfo32 may show more things than
    it should and can be quite intimidating.

    When you see a big list like you describe, it is broken and I can't
    remember (right now) how it gets that way, but you can fix it so it
    makes more sense and is less scary with a little VB Script from
    Ramesh's site.

    The script will make some registry changes, so if you choose to run
    it, backup your registry first. Here is a popular registry backup
    tool:

    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

    Here is a link with more information and also the script to download/
    run to clean up the Startup Programs list in msinfo32 from Ramesh.

    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/msinfofix.htm

    If you are nervous about running the VB script, edit it with a text
    editor and see what it does and do it yourself.

    Thank you, Ramesh.

    Please report back your results.
     

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