PC Events Error

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May 3, 2010 at 09:42:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP3 Home Edition, 2.194 GHz / 1023 MB
Event ID ( 1015 ) in Source ( EvntAgnt ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. Use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description.

The above warning message in the application section of PC Event Viewer is repeated over a period of time.

Can anyone help me to resolve this small problem before it does damage please?

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May 3, 2010 at 14:18:37
It is telling you to use AUXSOURCE.

You have an app problem on another comp.




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May 4, 2010 at 03:39:50
Hi John
I don't have a remote PC as such - but I do have a previous copy of Windows on a separate hard disk as backup should I fall foul of crash. This is probably why its detected in Events. Didn't consider this possibility as that HD is not in use.

I know there is a way to access and switch to the sleeping disk via the BIOS but I don't know how to do it. I would also need a blow by blow account of the access procedures and Events solution.

Sorry, I'm no PC genius but I would appreciate your extensive experience in taking me through it if you have the time. I visited both links you supplied - way above my head!


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May 4, 2010 at 04:57:37
Hi McGregory, if you know somebody who has the skill level to help, is probably the best way.

There are so many traps. So many unknowns, like type ( sata or ide drives ) sizes & type of cable used, it is probably safest to uncable the spare.

That then may need a person with the skill level to check the jumper on the master drive ( C ) & make sure it is being picked up in the bios.
Like I say, many unknowns. It may eventuate that all the settings are Ok to boot up a single drive

I too run 2 drives, one with XP & the other Windows 7. I choose what to run via the boot settings in the bios. My XP drive I use for backups as well.

If you can get someone, they can ask any questions they need to on this same post.

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May 4, 2010 at 06:32:17
I will leave it alone just now. As long as its not doing any damage. I have just one question though on the Events/Services.

I was checking up on something and came across a weird "service" with no description as to what it''s for.
BBNMENXKHEUGCH on an otherwise blank line - what on earth is that??

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May 4, 2010 at 15:52:27
The basics of computing problem solving are:

1: If you find something you don't understand, GOOGLE it.

2: Weird anything, run these free specialized infection infection programs ( you should have these installed & manually updated, permanently ) They are to remove the latest infections that may have slipped past your defense system.

3: Weird anything again, run chkdsk ( check disk )


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Error codes
Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, Frequently Asked Questions.


Scandisk is called Chkdsk in XP
Information about the chkdsk command
How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

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May 7, 2010 at 09:57:49
Hey John
Thanks for all the good links and I tried most of them - don't think its a virus. I could just disable it as a service.

The Weird one is lodged in C:\DOCUME~1\Wynn\LOCALS~1\Temp\BBNMEXKHEUCH.exe

I'm tempted to delete it but in two minds. I've done the CHKDSK but any results disappear before I have time to read it. I assume its OK I've also done several malware checks - it doesnt seem to be a nuisance. I could just

I'm now in the process of finding a good free malware appl. that will monitor PC, be compatible with Zone Alarm firewall, and be recognised by Windows Security without telling me my PC could be unprotected. SuperAntiSpyware free doesn't click. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help

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May 7, 2010 at 14:56:06
"Thanks for all the good links and I tried most of them"
Very important that you run all of them.

"don't think its a virus"
I do.

What Antivirus ( AV ) are you using?

Once again, using google, but only part of the file.

Run this temp file cleaner, reboot & see if you still have C:\DOCUME~1\Wynn\LOCALS~1\Temp\BBNMEXKHEUCH.exe

ATF Cleaner
This program is for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista!
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.
This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different directory first.
Notes for Windows Vista users:
On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator"

Tackle the above 1st before we go to the rest of your inquiries.

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May 7, 2010 at 15:06:26
"I've done the CHKDSK but any results disappear before I have time to read it."

Googling got this.

Obtaining CHKDSK Results ( log file )

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May 8, 2010 at 08:01:53
I have to congratulate you John - you sure have all the answers. I'm using SuperAntiSpyware free at the moment.

I ran ATF as prescribed. Following that there was no trace of the offending file in Docs although its still in Events but disabled - can I delete it?. Found the ChkDsk log too and there appears to have been a good cleanup/repair made there as well.

Phase one successful. Thanks

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May 8, 2010 at 14:17:29
"I assume its OK I've also done several malware checks"
Is this saying you have run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware?

If not, very important you install, update & run & even if you have run it, update it again & rerun.

Let me know what happens before we move on.

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May 8, 2010 at 14:25:21
You hav'nt answered > What Antivirus ( AV ) are you using?

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May 9, 2010 at 04:20:08
SuperAntiSpyware free is currently installed, have tried Avast, AVG and yesterday installed Malwarebytes. The latter is the only one that found a trojan downloader and a reg key file. Double scan confirmed they were both deleted.

Haven't decided which AV appl. to purchase yet although I'm impressed with MWbytes but I must do it soon.

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May 9, 2010 at 05:14:19
I use Avast free on my XP drive & Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 drive. Both offer very good realtime virus & spyfile protection, only reason for installing 2 different AV's, is so I can evaluate.
Avast does require a free license & renewing every 14 months.

You can only have one AV installed at any one time.
That means, if you purchase Malwarebytes with realtime protection, that is the only AV to be installed.

SuperAntiSpyware & Malwarebytes free, can be left installed with Avast, AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials or any other realtime AV.


FREE antivirus software with spyware protection: avast! Home Edition

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May 9, 2010 at 05:23:28
"be compatible with Zone Alarm firewall"
Nothing wrong with Windows firewall.

Myth - "The Windows XP Firewall is not good enough because it lacks outbound filtering."
Myth: Host-Based Firewalls Must Filter Outbound Traffic to be Safe
Myth - "The Windows XP Firewall does not support Stealth Mode."
Deconstructing Common Security Myths
How Much Security Can Outbound Filtering Provide?
Stop Whining About "Outbound" Firewalls

Hack lets intruders sneak into home routers
If you haven't changed the default password on your home router, let this recent threat serve as a reminder.

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May 9, 2010 at 12:51:33
You are right John there is nothing wrong with Windows Firewall. I used it for several months last year when I had to stop using a shared Utility - F-Secure the Dutch version when Hubby and I separated.
Don't know why I stopped using it - had no trouble with bugs at all. I may go back to Windows Firewall and keep SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes as they are all happy together.

You have been a tremendous help and I have learned a lot from you for which I thank you profusely. Apologies for the long duration - I'm trying to redecorate the house as well as doing a multitude of daily chores.

Wish my computer skills were as good as my multi-tasking skills. Thank goodness for wizards. Thanks again.

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May 9, 2010 at 16:04:02
"I'm trying to redecorate the house as well as doing a multitude of daily chores.
Wish my computer skills were as good as my multi-tasking skills"

You have got your priorities right, computers are very time consuming.

You should be right now, just keep SuperAntiSpyware & Malwarebytes free updated & your temp files clean by running them once a week. That just makes sure nothing has slipped past your defense system.

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