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PostSubject: Laptop Question   Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi i have a Toshiba L675 laptop and sometimes i get this box that comes up saying about a disc check that i need to have repaired or checked.Has anyone here with a laptop ever had this problem and what did u do?Im pretty new with laptops so im not sure what to do.thanks for any help i can get.
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:40 am

I hate laptops........... all three that have been in this house have crashed eventually. My older sons still works but my wifeys are dead.
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:31 am

can you get us a screen capture of the box that pops up? that'd be helpful. it could be just a case of malware, especially if it's trying to push a way to "fix" the disc problem.

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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:41 am

Are you getting this message when you first turn the computer on?
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:51 am

speed101 wrote:
Hi i have a Toshiba L675 laptop and sometimes i get this box that comes up saying about a disc check that i need to have repaired or checked.Has anyone here with a laptop ever had this problem and what did u do?Im pretty new with laptops so im not sure what to do.thanks for any help i can get.

Malware infection from a porn site? if it's a box that keeps popping up then have it scanned, MALWAREBYTES is a free and powerful tool though it would be best to post a screen shot of it (just pess ALT + PrintScreen then paste it using windows paint, save as jPeg)
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:46 pm

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speed101 wrote:
Hi i have a Toshiba L675 laptop and sometimes i get this box that comes up saying about a disc check that i need to have repaired or checked.Has anyone here with a laptop ever had this problem and what did u do?Im pretty new with laptops so im not sure what to do.thanks for any help i can get.

Malware infection from a porn site? if it's a box that keeps popping up then have it scanned, MALWAREBYTES is a free and powerful tool though it would be best to post a screen shot of it (just pess ALT + PrintScreen then paste it using windows paint, save as jPeg)


go to the Kaspersky website as well and download the FREE TDSS Killer. It takes care of malware like that.
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:36 am

It sounds like its wanting to do a chkdsk if that is what it sounds like to me you just need to let it run the chkdisk

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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:11 am

Windows sucks! Embrace Linux and have a safe and secure browsing!
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:14 pm

I have done that disk check but it does no good.
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:17 pm

MoonChild wrote:
Windows sucks! Embrace Linux and have a safe and secure browsing!
Haha, nowadays I second that. After I took a Linux class this last fall I switched to Ubuntu and have loved it!
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:18 pm

speed101 wrote:
I have done that disk check but it does no good.

Sure sounds like a malware infection. I had a nasty one of those last year. Damn thing kept telling me my files were corrupted and I needed to run a check. Popup looked just like a Windows popup. WHen you ran the "Fix" program, it came back and said it had fixed most of the problem but to completely fix it, I need to click this link. That's when I realized I'd been had. Things are really sneaky too. This one actually changed a ton of critical files on my drive to "hidden" making me think they'd been wiped out. The frustrating thing is I have no clue how I got it. I don't go to porn sites, I don't open attachments from people I don't know, I don't go to fileshare sites; no clue where it came from.

I tried several fixes and eventually got rid of most of it but since my laptop was 5 years old already I figured I'd just get a new one and keep the old one for storing music files.
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:52 pm

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Damn thing kept telling me my files were corrupted and I needed to run a check.

In the past I had that a few times on my desktop. I've backed up files and wiped the hard drive at least 4 times on that confounded machine (it is a seven year old computer).
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:21 pm

I'm so glad I switched to Mac several years ago, never had a single issue in all that time.

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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:32 pm

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I'm so glad I switched to Mac several years ago, never had a single issue in all that time.


I would like to try Mac, but I don't have the money for that right now and I don't need anymore credit card debt.
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:35 pm

DallasBlack wrote:
S.D. wrote:
I'm so glad I switched to Mac several years ago, never had a single issue in all that time.


I would like to try Mac, but I don't have the money for that right now and I don't need anymore credit card debt.
I would highly recommend Ubuntu if you're serious about changing operating systems. Very simple, looks nice, lots of software available, and you can always leave a Windows partition in case of emergency. And of course free
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:17 pm

adrian wrote:
DallasBlack wrote:
S.D. wrote:
I'm so glad I switched to Mac several years ago, never had a single issue in all that time.


I would like to try Mac, but I don't have the money for that right now and I don't need anymore credit card debt.
I would highly recommend Ubuntu if you're serious about changing operating systems. Very simple, looks nice, lots of software available, and you can always leave a Windows partition in case of emergency. And of course free
i second that recommendation. Linux is definitely superior. Ubuntu & Mint are also very easy to learn.

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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:41 pm

The Mac OS is built on a unix platform as well. I have Windows installed on a separate partition but I literally never use it, I might log in about once every couple months.

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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:12 pm

If you want a similar look to Mac OS, check out Dreamlinux here:

http://www.dreamlinux.info/
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PostSubject: Re: Laptop Question   Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:54 pm

I've had this laptop for a while running Windows 7, and the only issue I've had was trying to getting all my old favorite games to work like Diablo II. I've never had a problem with viruses with any Windows PC.

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