Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#435521 - 10/27/17 01:46 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] I need some computer help
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
I need some professional computer help. The problem is my Defender will not open and the setting/window defender options are all gray. This 64 bit Win 10 off-line (it is only online for updates and program authorization) computer has not an OS update for about a year: it wasn't broke so I didn't fix it.

The following programs found not mal-ware or viruses:
1-anti malwarebytes
2-Rkill - but it did find other problems see below
3-adwcleaner
4-Windows on-line virus checker

Also hijack this found other problems also, including the fact that there is no host file.
Ccleaner found no problems with the registry

My best guess is that either I have a very bad virus or, more probably, my disk drive is failing. My guess it is the later.

I should add that I installed the Kontakt 5.71 update and the Olympus Micro Choir Element Kontakt program but even after these I could turn Defender on and off. It was a couple of days later the problems started.

I appolgize for the length of this message but I wanted to give you as much information as I could. I also thank you very much for your time and talents.

Following is the Rkill and hijack this text logs and the defender error message.

Rkill 2.7.0 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2017 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic308364.html

Program started at: 10/26/2017 07:59:23 PM in x64 mode.
Windows Version: Windows 10 Pro

Checking for Windows services to stop:

* No malware services found to stop.

Checking for processes to terminate:

* No malware processes found to kill.

Checking Registry for malware related settings:

* No issues found in the Registry.

Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.

Performing miscellaneous checks:

* Windows Automatic Updates Disabled

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoUpdate" = dword:00000001

* Windows Defender Disabled

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
"DisableAntiSpyware" = dword:00000001

Checking Windows Service Integrity:

* AeLookupSvc [Missing Service]
* AllUserInstallAgent [Missing Service]
* hkmsvc [Missing Service]
* THREADORDER [Missing Service]
* adp94xx [Missing Service]
* adpahci [Missing Service]
* adpu320 [Missing Service]
* arc [Missing Service]
* discache [Missing Service]
* FxPPM [Missing Service]
* HdAudAddService [Missing Service]
* HyperVideo [Missing Service]
* iirsp [Missing Service]
* LSI_SAS2 [Missing Service]
* LSI_SCSI [Missing Service]
* nfrd960 [Missing Service]
* viaide [Missing Service]
* Wd [Missing Service]

* napagent [Missing ImagePath]
* WPCSvc [Missing ImagePath]

* MMCSS => \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mmcss.sys [Incorrect ImagePath]
* SystemEventsBroker => %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch [Incorrect ImagePath]
* WSService => %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx [Incorrect ImagePath]
* CompositeBus => \SystemRoot\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\compositebus.inf_amd64_912dfdedc3d2f520\CompositeBus.sys [Incorrect ImagePath]

Searching for Missing Digital Signatures:

* No issues found.

Checking HOSTS File:

* No issues found.

Program finished at: 10/26/2017 08:00:19 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 0 minute(s), and 55 seconds(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 4:16:57 PM, on 10/27/2017
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.10586.0545)

FIREFOX: 47.0.2 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamtray.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\BingSvc\BingSvc.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\amd64\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcronisTibMounterMonitor] C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\TibMounter\TibMounterMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrueImageMonitor.exe] C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FUFAXRCV] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXRCV.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FUFAXSTM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXSTM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BingSvc] C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\BingSvc\BingSvc.exe
O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
O18 - Protocol: tbauth - {14654CA6-5711-491D-B89A-58E571679951} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbauth.dll
O18 - Protocol: windows.tbauth - {14654CA6-5711-491D-B89A-58E571679951} - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbauth.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe Acrobat Update Service (AdobeARMservice) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AdobeUpdateService - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\ElevationManager\AdobeUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe Genuine Software Integrity Service (AGSService) - Adobe Systems, Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\AGSService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AMD External Events Utility - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiesrxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\DiagSvcs\DiagnosticsHub.StandardCollector.ServiceRes.dll,-1000 (diagnosticshub.standardcollector.service) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\DiagSvcs\DiagnosticsHub.StandardCollector.Service.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: EpsonCustomerResearchParticipation - SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerResearchParticipation\EPCP.exe
O23 - Service: Epson Scanner Service (EpsonScanSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\EscSvc64.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ieetwcollectorres.dll,-1000 (IEEtwCollectorService) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IEEtwCollector.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Malwarebytes Service (MBAMService) - Malwarebytes - C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
O23 - Service: Acronis Managed Machine Service Mini (mmsminisrv) - Acronis - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Infrastructure\mms_mini.exe
O23 - Service: Mozilla Maintenance Service (MozillaMaintenance) - Mozilla Foundation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @mqutil.dll,-6102 (MSMQ) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PACE License Services (PaceLicenseDServices) - PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PACE\Services\LicenseServices\LDSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Corel License Validation Service V2 x64, Powered by arvato (PSI_SVC_2_x64) - arvato digital services llc - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SensorDataService.exe,-101 (SensorDataService) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SensorDataService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\TieringEngineService.exe,-702 (TieringEngineService) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\TieringEngineService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: USB MIDI Series Audio Device Monitor (USBMIDIAudioDevMon) - M-Audio - C:\Program Files (x86)\M-Audio\USB MIDI Series\AudioDevMon.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MpAsDesc.dll,-320 (WdNisSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Defender\NisSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MpAsDesc.dll,-310 (WinDefend) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

--
End of file - 8047 bytes


Attachments
pic 1.JPG

Description: Defender message


_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435523 - 10/27/17 01:51 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16281
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Details, Mario. We need details!

(kidding). I'm not seeing anything jump out here. I have never had Windows Defender go off, not turned it off manually.

You said you've left your PC offline for a long time. Are you sure it isn't just in the process of a lot of updating? I have that with my camp computer, which you've seen. When I visit, it takes a long time, maybe 20 minutes, to load all the updates. Task manager shows the CPU running at over 90%. While it's doing that, everything is unresponsive. In your case, it has a lot to do and I would let it alone overnight.

ps I like ADWCleaner. Even though it's owned now my Malwarebytes I run both (MWBPro), but ADW is the one that finds the problems.


_________________________
BIAB 2018 PC Audiophile. Software: SONAR Platinum, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb RAM; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20 (2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#435533 - 10/27/17 02:45 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
jford Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/20/00
Posts: 9874
Loc: Pensacola, Florida
It's possible some of your other anti-virus/anti-spyware is interfering with it.

Don't know if it helps, but here's something to look at:

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/unable-to-turn-on-windows-defender
_________________________
John

#1-Win10Pro-64,8GB,7200RPM
#2-Win10Pro-64,16GB,SSDBoot,7200RPM
#3-Win7Pro-64,8GB,7200RPM
H/W: Onboard audio, FastTrack Pro, Casio Kbds
S/W: BB/RB2017/Sonar/Reaper/Notion/Finale/Noteworthy/
NI Komplete/Halion/Garritan/IK
Web: http://www.sus4chord.com

Top
#435552 - 10/27/17 03:57 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
MusicStudent Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 5391
Loc: Chicago
Originally Posted By: MarioD
... computer has not an OS update for about a year: it wasn't broke so I didn't fix it.



This concerns me. Actually, I think you antivirus is conflicting and causing the shutdown of Defender, but while I also turn off the OS updates in Services, I do turn them back on every couple months or so. Or when I am having a problem which I can't figure out, like maybe what you are seeing now.

When you turn updates back on, it will take you two days to get everything downloaded and installed, then you can turn it off again.
_________________________
Dan
BIAB2018
BIAB User Map
SoundCloud


Top
#435567 - 10/27/17 04:24 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
Larry Kehl Online   content
Expert

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 1917
Loc: New Mexico
Before anything else can you boot into safe mode?

If you can - then see what was the latest programs installed and if you see something suspicious that you did not install UNINSTALL IT

INFO for later ----------

you may need to run DSIM btu before you get there you DO have a Win 10 USB you built when you installed/upgrade to WIN 10 - or a local network to another GOOD win 10 PC? You might need it to recover any Win 10 system files it finds are missing or corrupt if it can't find a local (hidden) copy

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-dism-command-line-utility-repair-windows-10-image

if everything below fails then do this DSIM

end of info for later ---------------------


If you did a safeboot and you can't find anything then

If you think its a disk (and it COULD be) run a command prompt (Cmd) as Administrator and type:

"FSUTIL DIRTY QUERY C:"

if it comes back "Volume - C: is NOT Dirty"

I would next run (again from Command Prompt)

"SFC /Scannow"

if it comes back as says "Volume - C: IS Dirty"

you should type (again from command prompt)

"CHKDSK /F /R /X" (so it fixes errors and repairs/marks out bad sectors but LOCKS the volume only easy way to clear a "Dirty" set bit)


BEFORE WE DO THIS is it a HDD or a SDD? Do not do this on a SDD!

simply do a "CHKDSK /F /X" (leave out the "R")


(which will then tell you it will be run at next boot)

NOTE it it is a VERY large disk (over 1TB) it will take a LONG time and will happen at next boot

my 2TB drives take forever (many many hours) so I cheat if I corrupt part of one (I'm always mucking around)

"CHKDSK /F /R /C /I"

does same as above but a lot faster at risk of still missing stuff

/c Skips the checking of cycles within the folder structure.

/I Performs a simpler check of index entries.

Since you have bad parts (based on needing to run CHKDSK to fix the drive) you now probably also need to run "SFC /Scannow"


this is just ONE reference that tells you all this

http://www.howto-connect.com/sfc-scannow-dism-exe-chkdsk-windows-10/



GOOD LUCK

Larry




========================


PS I KNOW you use CCleaner (and similar tools but NOT including Malwarebytes and root killers) but you should NEVER let it or ANY tool MODIFY your Registry in ANYWAY (unless you have investigated that Registry KEY and its entries and YOU know what it is changing and its impact!).

These tools are TOO aggressive and frankly too dumb to not break OTHER stuff in the registry (and they also can be overly aggressive with uncommon but perfectly fine files, dlls, .coms, .exe'.s.
_________________________
Win7&10 Pro 64,i7-2600k,32GB,1OTBs HDD,RX480 8GB,FW-410,MIDIplus4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7, XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,Nanosynth,SPLAT,AD2,ST3,Kontakt 5,Amptube4,way too many other VSTi's - but I'm really a guitar player

Top
#435638 - 10/28/17 06:01 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: Matt Finley]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
Matt,

I forgot to mention that I am using Win 10 Pro with the Win updates turned off. That is why this computer hasn't updated in over a year.

I also forgot to mention that I have tried run/services.msc and set startup type to automatic and also cmd (as administrator)/scannow. Again nothing found.

I also was in the registry trying to reset all of the defender data, again with no luck.

This one has me stumped. I do have a C:/ backup on an eternal HD but I do like to solve problems like this. The backup was about a month ago and I would lose only a couple of program updates that I could reinstall.
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435639 - 10/28/17 06:02 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: jford]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
Thanx John,

But been there - done that with no luck.
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435641 - 10/28/17 06:13 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MusicStudent]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
Thanx Dan,

I only use Defender as my anti-virus so there are no other anti-viruses on my machine.

As a last resort I am going to take the time and update this machine. Again it wasn't broke so I wasn't going to fix it. I think its broke now!
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435650 - 10/28/17 07:10 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16281
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
The Windows update should restore Defender.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 PC Audiophile. Software: SONAR Platinum, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb RAM; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20 (2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#435673 - 10/28/17 11:02 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: Larry Kehl]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
Hi Larry,

The first thing I did was to run safe mode and check all programs. There was nothing strange there. But I went into safe mode again and ran rkill and adwcleaner. Again no problems were indicated.

I ran fsutil dirty query c: and sfc/scannow (again) and no problems were indicated, i.e. c: is not dirty.

I think that I will just bit the bullet and upgrade Win 10. Like I said I do have a backup disk.
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435674 - 10/28/17 11:02 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: Matt Finley]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
The Windows update should restore Defender.


Yep, it looks like that is what I will have to do.
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435746 - 10/28/17 09:18 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
Larry Kehl Online   content
Expert

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 1917
Loc: New Mexico
This is clearly closing the stable door after the horse has bolted but when you get 'er fixed - IMAGE (backup) the OS drive!

I thought you had/used Acronis? Maybe not, but in any case get and use something. Even PC's/laptop's that are used off-line need to be imaged, FREQUENTLY, for just such disasters.

Just the fact you turn on a PC puts them at risk of a SNAFU, let alone HDD, yes even SDD, errors in the worst possible place. Murphy is ALIVE and well and living in your system.

GOOD LUCK
Larry
_________________________
Win7&10 Pro 64,i7-2600k,32GB,1OTBs HDD,RX480 8GB,FW-410,MIDIplus4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7, XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,Nanosynth,SPLAT,AD2,ST3,Kontakt 5,Amptube4,way too many other VSTi's - but I'm really a guitar player

Top
#435766 - 10/29/17 07:34 AM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: Larry Kehl]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
Yes, I have Acronis and I do have an image backup on two external HDs. That is my backup plan if the updates mess up this computer.

I am going to update because I haven't done so in a little over a year. It is time I think. I think the latest Defender update on my old OS caused all of my problems as every test that I took came back with no problems indicated, even in safe mode.

Note that I do an image backup either every month or after a major change on my system.
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#435961 - 10/30/17 04:21 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
MarioD Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10267
Loc: Hamlin NY
FYI - I had to use my backup plan and load my Acronis image.

The problem was that Defender somehow got locked and nothing would allow it to change, not even a Win 10 update or services.msc/Windows Defender Service or Windows Defender Network. I have no idea how it got locked but that was the problem.

Its a good thing I believe in backing up may systems.
_________________________
Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!

64 bit Win 10 Pro - the latest BiaB and RB - Roland Octa-Capture audio interface - a ton of software and some hardware.

Top
#436101 - 10/31/17 06:37 PM [Help! Tech S.O.S (Off topic)] Re: I need some computer help [Re: MarioD]
Larry Kehl Online   content
Expert

Registered: 06/04/00
Posts: 1917
Loc: New Mexico
I was about to ping you to see if you had it solved or paved over it.

Only trouble with not knowing what caused "it" and what "it" was means: "it" could bite ya again.

Larry
_________________________
Win7&10 Pro 64,i7-2600k,32GB,1OTBs HDD,RX480 8GB,FW-410,MIDIplus4x4,Montage7,Fusion 8HD,QS8,GR-50,Integra7, XV5080,Fantom-XR,QSR,SC-8850,Nanosynth,SPLAT,AD2,ST3,Kontakt 5,Amptube4,way too many other VSTi's - but I'm really a guitar player

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Andrew - PG Music, PeterGannon 
PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows is a HIT!

Since the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, we've received some great feedback!

"Oh wow. [The Audio Chord Wizard] has got to be the coolest enhancement to 2018 Band-in-a-Box. This is so-o-o powerful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
"2018 is a great release in so many ways!"
"Nice work, as usual!!"
"Luvin' it so far!"
"And yet again you manage to come up with styles and instruments that we absolutely 'must have'!"
"Great to have the Oohs and Ahhs RealTracks!"
"The RealTracks are worth their weight in gold to me. They really are an amazing invention for music creators."
"Every one of these tracks is phenomenal!"
"You guys just keep blowing us away."
"This is an amazing product. I tip my hat and thank you immensely."
"Awesome job once again!"
"What an unexpected treat!"
"What a fantastic idea PG music! I love to know who specifically thought of this idea. What an unexpected treat!!"
"Video set number three with Oliver Gannon is phenomenal just by itself! I've been asking for additional instruction from him for sometime And here it is! Plus it looks like there's something for everyone. You really out did yourself on this one PG Music - way to go!"
"Just tonight popped together a quick video using one of the new video styles. Must say the whole process worked without a hitch so this really does look like a great new feature. And what a great teaching aid this could be!"
"Come on, whats not to like about this"
"The new Audio Chord Wizard is my favorite new feature!"
"THIS IS EXCITING!"
"This should be great for creating backing tracks for covers."
"I know what I'm getting for Christmas!"
"What a release!!!"
"The XTRA Styles are fantastic any future idle music-related minutes I may have had are now totally gone gonna find that perfect background rhythm on just about every one of my favorites!!!"
"Recent retirement and the 2018 version of BIAB is a perfect combination!!"
"it's educational utility and potential is awesome!!!"
"I must say, the new harmony options in particular have me champing at the bit!"
"Love the new Video RealTracks!"
"The mixer included into the StylePicker is a great addition."
"This will give my students a great overview of what's going on in an arrangement with the different instruments.!!!"
"A musician must have."
"Lovin' the new RealTracks!!!"
"Amazing!"

Upgrade your Band-in-a-Box® to version 2018 during our special for great savings & Bonus PAKs! www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video

Here's a video showing you the different ways you can use the Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks, new with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

Video link - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, now with Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks!

Plus, here are two audio demos, the full versions of two of the songs that appear in this video:

http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos2/_LAZYDAY_full_demo.m4a
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos2/DownByTheSalleyGardens_with_VocalOohsAahs.m4a

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Build 506 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest Build 506 at http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#506

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 205:
Added: "Export Song as Audio File..." menu item has been added to the Audio menu.
Added: BB2018 tutorials folder.
Added: New styles (STY files) for many of the new RealTracks in Sets 278-300 and MIDI SuperTracks sets 25-27.
Added: StylePicker User Categories updated for Xtra Styles PAK 4.
Updated: Styles database
Updated: Various improvements (including Db offset adjustments) to many of the new STY files and .SGU demos included with RealTracks Sets 278-300.
Fixed: "K3" did not work in the chord sheet for copying 3 bars (8 bars would be copied instead).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box always opens with a maximized window briefly before resizing to the user's saved size.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box will not open using the proper window size if the Mixer window was open while exiting.
Fixed: Deleting a region of chords would cause "Undo Delete Bars" to appear in the Edit menu, but do nothing unless chosen twice.
Fixed: Error "Input and output sample rates must match" might show when the devices do have matching sample rates.
Fixed: Flash messages were not being added to the flash message log.
Fixed: If Band-in-a-Box was in DAW Plugin mode while exiting, the window size was not restored the next time opening the program.
Fixed: Rendering .m4a or video files might fail and request that the user install QuickTime if using Windows 7. QuickTime should only be necessary for Windows Vista or XP.
Fixed: Some of the Oohs and Aahs (Vocal) RealTracks were not working correctly, and they have been greatly improved.
Fixed: Sometimes when deleting a note in the notation window, you will be asked "OK to delete chord".
Fixed: The "Show Flash Tips" setting did not have any effect when disabled.
Fixed: WashboardBluegrass drums.
Fixed: When exiting DAW Plugin mode, the window would not return to its previous size (it would become maximized).

Have Your Band-in-a-Box® Delivered In Time for Christmas!

The gift of music... some say this is the greatest gift of all! Imagine receiving the tools to help you create your own music for Christmas... like Band-in-a-Box!

If you are in the United States or Canada, order Band-in-a-Box before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 21st for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

If you are outside of North America, order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 19th for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

With major savings and Bonus PAKs until December 31st, it's a great time to purchase Band-in-a-Box upgrades as a gift for someone you know... or for yourself!
http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial Video

Our latest video includes a Quick Start tutorial on the installation, locations, and use of the Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAKs in Version 2018 for Windows. Video: Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial

We have put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49) www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

User Blog - How To Record a Cover Song Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand

Joanne Cooper's final blog post for 2017, How to record a cover song using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is a must-read!

Joanne summarizes the steps she took to produce her cover of "Old Lang Syne" - her final result was posted to the User Showcase Forum: Listen to Auld Lang Syne

https://www.joannecooper.co.za/blog/blog/how-to-record-a-cover-song-using-band-in-a-box-and-realband

Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:
http://floydjane.com/
https://www.janiceandbud.com/

Forum Stats
26733 Members
50 Forums
48979 Topics
400366 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
zeuxis, dsalbani, axeman49, Jim Psm, Alessandro

26733 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 405
VideoTrack 347
jford 227
PeterGannon 184
Noel96 183
Al-David 178
furry 170
Rob4580 125
Russell DeMussel 122
David Snyder 117
Today's Birthdays
Kara Music Production, Алик