overclocked and then problems with windows!

Hello,
I have recently overclocked (a bad one) then i restarted the computer and brung it to its previous state. now a couple of problems, the one which answers gets the 500 points!

- i cant play .avi files in any applications but divx player, in Gspot there is an error "no combination of filters could be found to render the stream 0x80040218.

- i cant open in run "msconfig" (i tried to open it when i wanted to do system restore)

Thanks for your help!
shaiberg1Asked:
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SheharyaarSaahilConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hello shaiberg1 =)

>> - i cant open in run "msconfig" (i tried to open it when i wanted to do system restore)

Does it disappear while opening,,,, if YES then its probabaly due to virus !!!!

Task Manager, MSCONFIG, or REGEDIT disappears while opening:
http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k/ToolsQuit.htm

CHECK FOR ONLINE VIRUS SCAN:
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1. http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp?cid=9059 
2. http://security.symantec.com/
3. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 
4. http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/activescan_principal.htm
5. http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp
Stinger >> http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
if its not a Virus problem, and all scans comes as clean, then try a SFC scan.....

Goto START>RUN and type  sfc /scannow
u will need ur WinXP CD in order to fix the corrupted windows system files, if found by scan.

and for avi problem, just try uninstalling and then reinstalling Divx and VidX codecs !!!!

DivX Codecs:
http://www.divx.com/

Xvid Codecs:
http://www.divx-digest.com/software/xvid.html

!! Good Luck !!
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
no, i dont have a virus..........
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
and i tried the avi thing a dozen times! i even checked my registery for any errors from the xp help website
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
what error are u getting then while opening msconfig ??

and have u tried playing the avi files in Real Player or Media Player,,,,, same problem ??
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
windows cannot find msconfig.......................................
and
everything, i dfont really care bout other programs but tmpgenc doesnt work also with avi!
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
msconfig shud be present in ur C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries

if its not there then either run sfc scan, or download it from here and put it the above place >> C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries

and for avi problem, try reinstalling WMP, may be possbile that some codec or neccesary files are misisng\damaged, get it from here >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/player.aspx
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
avicodec says that i do not support .avi files but i do i installed nimo and divx, xvid ffdshow
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> if its not there then either run sfc scan, or download it from here and put it the above place >> C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries

oops sorry =(
here is the correct address >> http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/msconfig.html
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
i dont have msconfig in there all i have is one file!
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> i dont have msconfig in there all i have is one file!

hmmmmmmmmm...... NOW tell me what happened with ur machine before, virus attack or... ??
and if im not mistaken, u must be having OTHER issues as well with these two ones !!!!!!
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
the problem with the msconfig is fixed thanks, now all i need is .avi and the points are yours thanks,
i will add an extra 300 if it works very well
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> the problem with the msconfig is fixed thanks
HOW, did u download it ??

>> now all i need is .avi and the points are yours thanks
try reinstalling WMP 9 series, restart and check !!
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
i downloaded it, the thing with media polayer is that other programs do not work with .avi files anyway
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
btw i have media player 10
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
and (sorry for nagging you) are there only suppose to be 2 files in pchealth/helpctr/binaries?
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
no there are 14 fiels in mine folder,,,, that's why i asked to run SFC scan,,,, it can replace all missing\damaged files.... did u run it ??
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
i am in the middle of running it........
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
done! it didnt do anything!
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
now also systemrestore doesnt load!
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
as i said,,,, ur system SHUD be having many more issues =|

u have to reinstall system restore, but it will be of no use, coz it will delete all current restore poitns and u will be not able tor restore it back to a previous state !!!!

and u didn't tell me how all this started,,, means a hardware crash or a virus attack ??
Why dont u just consider a Repair, which can restore all default files and registries,,,, and can solve all of these troubles :-?
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
how to repair.......
the windows media trick did not work
i dont really know how this happened i was watching a .avi movie while overlocked and running prime95 when prime failed i restarted myself....... that is it!
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
oh yeh, i had once the blue screen of death (BSOD) when i ran windows............ i do need to repair and how do i do that? i dont have sp2, will installing it solve my problems
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
>> i was watching a .avi movie while overlocked

that can be three reason of this thing,,,,

the avi movie was corrupted a lot and it caused too much trouble for ur system that it got overlocked
ur video card is failing day by day and u may be need a new one !!!
DirectX got corrrupted on ur system and needed to be repaired or reinstalled

now as im unfamiliar to ur system... u have to guess the right one from above options :-?
Btw do u remember what was the message on that BSOD... most of the times BSOD are due to faulty hardware or bad drivers !!!!
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
and if u dont care abt the details and reasons, and just want to perform a repair to sort out all the things,,, then hre are the isntructions !!!!

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315341

Or this site explains a Repair with pics: (Click on How To Run a Repair Install)
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
i cant repair, thee windows says something about modified kernel files..........
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shaiberg1Author Commented:
thanks anyway, i have decided to format u get the points
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
hmmmmmmm i will not say, that it was a bad decision !!!!
thanx for those kind points though !!!!

Good Luck :)
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