Poodleinacan
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Hard Disc Drive is running 20% slower?

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Yea, I just got an HDD error... The HDD is running slower than it is supposed to...literally, as an recovery fixing program said. (not those things that pops while on certain sites... I'm not falling for these things) A window for error recovery automaticaly poped in. It fixed some things...but not the problems related to the slow running. (in the errors fixed:CPU heating up(for no reason), system32 error,...) Just before the error happened, some Trojans were caught by Mcafee (the anti-virus said it taken care of them) (And no, I didn't go watch porn...I watch it on my Ipod touch...) I'm currently doing some diagnostic things, in the Boot start-up menu. My tower PC is the "Dell Studio XPS"(I don't remember the numbers...but it's the Studio XPS with black face and top, white sides and red contoures...) The CPUs are i-7 930 or 920. Yea, so, I really wonder what I coupd do to fix the problem... With out losing about 700Gb of game, work and video data... Before I bought my PC, I read some reviews that said that people had some problems wih the PC... But I thought I wouldn't get it... I recieved my PC in March 2011, if I remember well...
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Does it look anything like this?

    

I saw this running on a computer I was working with today. It had hidden all of his files, upon killing the process and unhiding everything I noticed his computer had a lot of files pictures and videos he had downloaded. A LOT...

He had a valid Mcafee installation and norton security scan, neither were finding this malware.  I captured the file and sent it to Virustotal and had 19 hits, including Mcafee (and supposedly his definitions were up to date from what I could tell)

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Poodleinacan
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... I made paragraphes! Why isn't there any?

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8 Krypton

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Hi Poodleinacan,

First, back up your important files.

You haven't explained where you are seeing the error.

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Poodleinacan
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Ok, I saw some error pop-ups saying I have problems with a couple of System32 files (I just did an update...and it still says that).

And System Fix tells me that RAM is geting low on memory (but...I don't know how it can happen. I still have about 250Gb of free space on my HDD), CPU RAM is high temp (never happened to me while I was gaming), BOOT camp thing is damaged (I can start my PC ok, but the desktop is blank and only shows the Bin. Also, I can't see anything in the Start menu...but I can I can see almost all of my docs and stuff on my C driver (my keyboard has a button to access "My PC") and I can see my "Quick menu" program thing...)

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Poodleinacan
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PS: I can do some programing, if I need to... But I will need to know exactly what to do...

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8 Krypton

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Really we need some specifics in order to help you, there's a few hundred files in the system32 directory so saying a "system32 error" doesn't mean much.  Have you run Dell Diagnostics to confirm your computer is functioning correctly?

The fact that you said that your antivirus caught some things leads me to believe you are infected with something still.

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Poodleinacan
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Ok, tomorrow at about 5, I will write down the file names (moment of message- 22:45).

Hmmm, Dell Diagnostics... Nope... Never heard of that...
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Poodleinacan
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The System32 errors

000036f2

00002c77

0000e6f

00003776

0000296d

0000403b

000020bc

00007926

0000363d

000076eb

0000177d

00006635

000079a5

00003a2b

00006923

00002b0d

00007aa6

00004061

00007469

00001431

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I've got a friend at school, and he told me that maybe it could be that I've got a RAM "chip" that may have broke.

I'm wondering, if it is a RAM that broke... Is it covered by DELL? Can they replace it for free?(well, replace the broken RAM, with one I won't have to pay)
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Hi Poodleinacan,

Ok, I'm going to recommend you perform a full set of tests using the Dell diagnostics. I've got the link below to the procedure. What you are going to do is boot your system, then tap F12 at the prompt and go to the Utility Partition. Run the full system diagnostics.

Write down EVERY ERROR you see, and which component it's associated with.

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