USB Drives Lose Their Names, Won't Accept New Names?

Lennovo / R61i
May 1, 2015 at 13:57:21
Specs: Windows 7 x64, Core Duo / 2 GB
Hello All,
I don't know whether the issue is with the hardware or the OS, but I thought I'd start off here. When I insert a USB Flash Drive I normally see the device name show up in my file explorer (I use xplorer², but it happens with Windows File Explorer equally).

In the past, and despite naming the device through its Property's sheet, I'd occasionally get a flash drive without its user name, but with its Hardware ID, i.e., "Removable Disk (drv letter)". All I'd have to do is execute a "rename" command or rename it in its Property's sheet, and the device would keep its name in the future.

Recently, this has gotten much worse:
1. The external USB enclosed hard drive is now referred to as "Local Disk (drv letter)".
2. Only the Boot Drive (C:\) has retained its user name, so far.
3. No amount of renaming the drives, whether the external or any of my flash drives, results in the drive changing its designation back to the user-given name.

I've also done multiple re-boots (hard & cold) and Log Offs \ Log Ons to no avail. So far, my Lenovo X60 12" ultrabook, Lenovo R61i 14" Notebook, and my custom built High Performance Quad Core desktop are all affected to one degree or another.

Grateful for any ideas or suggestions - any silver bullets out there?

Regards,
BearPup

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#1
May 1, 2015 at 15:15:14
Have you tried going to Disk Management and changing the drive letter there? You probably know how but just in case:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...

You right click the drive letter in question and there is a rename option.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
May 1, 2015 at 16:18:23
Hi Derek, Thanks for responding.
Good call. I'm aware of Disk Management, and I use a slightly different approach to it, using the freeware MiniTool Partition Wizard. Its a disk partitioning program that operates underneath Windows - what we used call working in DOS.

At any rate, it shows all the drives, disks, and flash drives perfectly named. So the question now becomes, why do I see the names under Windows, but not in Windows?

Regards,
BearPup

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#3
May 1, 2015 at 16:42:13
"So the question now becomes, why do I see the names under Windows, but not in Windows?"
When you right click > Properties, does it show the correct name there?

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#4
May 1, 2015 at 18:04:47
Hey John, thanks for responding. When I right-click on the drive / disk icon and select Properties, the General tab it opens up to is completely blank with the cursor in the first position ready to take input.

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#5
May 1, 2015 at 18:09:22
Go through these BearPup & see if you can find a fix.

Windows 7: Drive - Rename
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...


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#6
May 1, 2015 at 18:29:58
I'm already registered there, and thought of going there next. Its just that last time out I had such success here, with your assistance, that I thought I'd try here first. I'll go there now, Thanks.

Regards,
BearPup


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#7
May 1, 2015 at 18:33:12
"I'll go there now, Thanks"
No need to go there yet, it's a tutorial.

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#8
May 1, 2015 at 20:20:37
Well I went there to 7 Forums and read their tutorial on renaming drives, and my system point blank refused to cooperate! Seriously, I couldn't rename the drives using either of the methods they listed for my type of drives, nor could I get it to work from within Windows.

Your thoughts?


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#9
May 1, 2015 at 21:08:31
"Your thoughts?"
1: Run SFC. 2: Run Chkdsk.

1: System File Checker: Run sfc /scannow & Analyze its logs in Windows 7 | 8
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-t...
http://windows7support247.blogspot....
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

2: How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
http://www.brazil-help.com/chkdsk.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Run-a-Chkdsk...


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#10
May 3, 2015 at 07:11:08
Normally I don't reply to these types of posts but I will throw out my two cents. Many freeware programs are not thoroughly tested and there can be issues like you are experiencing.

Additionally, when many different USB devices are connected to the same port at different times, or by using a hub. Windows can have difficulty identifying the labeling for a particular device. This has been an issue for several versions of Windows.


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#11
May 3, 2015 at 09:37:29
Hi Johnw,
Sorry about the delay in responding - needed some break time. Well I ran CHKDSK and SFC as an Administrator. And while it did find and repair some corrupt files "successfully", there was no change in the behavior. Typed in the correct label, but as soon as I refreshed the computer I was back to removable disk. No change in removable drive either.Next suggestion?

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#12
May 3, 2015 at 09:54:52
Hi OtheHill, and thanks for responding,
While I don't know why you generally don't respond to this type of message, I do appreciate the response.

As to my freeware programs, all were recently vetted and all but 1 came up as benign, and its been removed (it actually works fine in Windows 7, but fails in Windows 10, so its been removed).

Any other thoughts?
Regards,
BearPup


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#13
May 3, 2015 at 12:31:35
Disable your antivirus program before running Windows Repair.
How to Temporarily Disable your Anti-virus
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...

Run Tweaking.com - Windows Repair

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/...
http://i.imgur.com/UbaXHuV.gif
http://www.tweaking.com/
http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...

Do Step 1, this is very, very important > Do a Proper Power Reset First!
http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/...

Then go straight to Repairs & check all the boxes. Reboot when finished.
http://i.imgur.com/BSqcYxn.gif
http://i.imgur.com/nShbsRA.gif

The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif

Another way to find the logs.
Copy and Paste the contents ( or upload ) of the following logs in your reply:
32-bit
C:\Program Files > Tweaking.com > Windows Repair (All in One) > Tweaking.com_Windows_Repair > Logs
64-bit
C:\Program Files (x86) > Tweaking.com > Windows Repair (All in One) > Tweaking.com_Windows_Repair > Logs
Refer SS ( screenshots )
http://i.imgur.com/6zQBU9H.gif
http://i.imgur.com/e63WNzy.gif


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#14
May 3, 2015 at 15:46:18
I don't normally reply because Johnw seems to like them and does a good job.

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#16
May 5, 2015 at 13:56:26
"USB Drives Lose Their Names, Won't Accept New Names?"
Any improvement BearPup?

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#17
May 5, 2015 at 14:45:30
Hi Johnw,
Unfortunately no change. I'm kind of use to it happening, on the flash drives its not that critical. But when my external hard disk became the latest drive to go, I got concerned.

Its also a bit disconcerting when the two computers that have the most trouble with user-assigned names are both 'newly' purchased refurbished computers, one being about 4 months old, and the other one less than a month old, both Lenovo's 60 series, both running Win 7, SP1, HP, x64.

Thanks for trying.
Regards,
BearPup


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#18
May 5, 2015 at 14:48:39
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using Zippy.

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#19
May 5, 2015 at 16:09:29
Here is the FRST & Addition txt files: http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/IlTdq...
http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/MrI9Q... .

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to do.

Regards,
BearPup


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#20
May 5, 2015 at 17:07:35
"Let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to do"
Whilst I'm going through the Farbar logs, can you upload a SS ( screenshot ) of Device Manager please.

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#21
May 5, 2015 at 17:34:05
Not a problem. The link is: http://www6.zippyshare.com/v/Tkkx73... .

Let me know if there's anything else.
Regards,
BearPup


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#22
May 5, 2015 at 17:34:17
After doing my post #20

Here are the next 2 steps, there will be more steps needed, after I see the results of these logs.

Run them in this order.

Step 1: Run AdwCleaner
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/adwclean...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Author's site
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Tutorial
http://general-changelog-team.fr/en...
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Clean.
Confirm each time with Ok.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please Copy & Paste the contents of that logfile with your next answer.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

Step 2: Run Junkware Removal Tool
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://thisisudax.org/
http://thisisudax.blogspot.com.au/2...
Download Junkware Removal Tool onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Temporarily disable your antivirus and any antispyware real time protection before performing a scan.
Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved onto your Desktop and will automatically open.
Copy and Paste the contents of the JRT.txt log please.


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#24
May 5, 2015 at 18:40:55
Extract from the Addition log.
"FW: Panda Firewall (Disabled) {0C6DF72E-B7C5-FEA5-2D9D-D280D6014117}"
Make sure it is enabled.

I'm pretty sure you have a trojan lurking. So even though you have Panda installed, I need a second opinion.

Make sure the usb drive is plugged in & the scanner does all drives.

Sophos log please.

Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your Desktop If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
http://www.sophos.com/en-us/product...
http://downloads.sophos.com/tools/w...
Double click the icon and select Run.
Click Next.
Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice.
Click Install.
Click Finish to launch the program.
Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning.
If any threats are found click Details, then View log file... (bottom left hand corner)
Copy & Paste the results in your reply.
Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup.
Click Exit to close the program.

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#25
May 5, 2015 at 18:59:01
The Panda firewall is for the paid version only, no firewall is included with the free version. I use the Windows firewall. I've not found a good free firewall. Any suggestions?

Regards,
BearPup


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#26
May 5, 2015 at 19:11:28
"I use the Windows firewall"
So do I, but I can't see anywhere in your Farbar logs, that it is enabled.
Check it please.


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#27
May 6, 2015 at 03:33:50
Screen shot of Windows firewall, taken immediately after I got your email: http://www85.zippyshare.com/v/gHUAl...

Regards,
BearPup


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#28
May 6, 2015 at 03:49:31
"Screen shot of Windows firewall, taken immediately after I got your email:"
Thanks, perfect.

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#29
May 6, 2015 at 05:17:45
Have you forgotten Sophos in post #24?

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#30
May 6, 2015 at 05:42:27
I could of sworn that I had included it, but I'm running it again and I'll post the results later on.

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#31
May 6, 2015 at 05:49:38
Found the log file from last night: http://www11.zippyshare.com/v/mcjyb...

As always let me know what else I can do.

Regards,
BearPup


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#32
May 6, 2015 at 05:53:28
"Found the log file from last night:"
I was hoping you would, I was wrong, you are clean.

Copy & Paste the text below ( starting closeprocesses: ), save it into Notepad on your Desktop & name it fixlist.txt
NOTE: It is important that Notepad is used. The fix will not work if Word or some other program is used.
NOTE: It is important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

closeprocesses:
emptytemp:
AlternateDataStreams: C:\Windows\system.ini:c1_encryption_d
AlternateDataStreams: C:\Windows\system.ini:c1_encryption_e
AlternateDataStreams: C:\Windows\win.ini:c1_encryption_d
AlternateDataStreams: C:\Windows\win.ini:c1_encryption_e
AlternateDataStreams: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Magic to MBP and Back Again.txt:com.dropbox.attributes
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rar*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.zip*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp4*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.txt*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xls*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rar*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %allusersprofile%\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rtf*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: C:\Users\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp3*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.7z*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *:\$Recycle.Binscr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpeg*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.divx*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.ppt*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.divx*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.zip*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: cipher.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wma*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *:\$Recycle.Binexe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.avi*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpg*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp4*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rar*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: C:\Users\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.doc*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wmv*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xlsx*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xls*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp3*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.docx*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpg*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpeg*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpeg*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pub*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp4*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %allusersprofile%\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.avi*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: vssadmin.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.gif*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: C:\Users\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.txt*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xlsx*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.bmp*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wma*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pdf*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xlsx*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wav*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.png*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wav*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wav*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.gif*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.doc*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.ppt*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rtf*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: ** <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *:\$Recycle.Bincom <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wmv*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pdf*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.doc*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.zip*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.bmp*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.ppt*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.docx*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.avi*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %allusersprofile%\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rar*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wma*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pptx*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pptx*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.bmp*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pub*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.gif*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.docx*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.png*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wmv*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wmv*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pdf*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pptx*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pptx*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.divx*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wma*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %allusersprofile%\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.png*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pub*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.wav*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %appdata%\*\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rtf*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.doc*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.divx*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.zip*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.7z*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xlsx*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.7z*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.rtf*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.txt*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.avi*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *:\$Recycle.Binpif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.bmp*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpg*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp3*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.ppt*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.docx*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pub*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.pdf*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp4*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpeg*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.txt*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.mp3*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.png*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xls*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.xls*.pif <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.7z*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.gif*.com <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*\*.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: syskey.exe <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: *.jpg*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\*.scr <====== ATTENTION
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1446936814-3221479534-2843042312-1011\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File
FF Extension: No Name - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd} [Not Found]
S2 AODDriver4.2.0; \??\C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\amd64\AODDriver2.sys [X]
S1 BAPIDRV; system32\DRIVERS\BAPIDRV64.sys [X]
U1 CSC; No ImagePath
U2 CSCService; No ImagePath
U2 Messenger; No ImagePath
C:\Users\Master BearPup\AppData\Local\Temp\ba5cfb323e78773dbf9815b2eed2892d_360tray.exe

Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that, let the tool complete its run.
When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please Copy & Paste the contents into your reply.


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#33
May 6, 2015 at 06:28:50
Here's the fixlog.txt file: http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/FPs8A... .

Thanks for doing all this work, I appreciate it.

Regards,
BearPup


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#34
May 6, 2015 at 06:33:49
"Thanks for doing all this work, I appreciate it"
YW.

I think you have System Restore enabled on drives other than "C". In other words, only have SR running on "C"
Refer here > 6. Click on the System Restore button. (see screenshot below)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

Next, run Disk Cleanup.
Delete files using Disk Cleanup Windows 7
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/...
http://i.imgur.com/XdpZdcD.gif
http://i.imgur.com/LhGpKui.gif
http://i.imgur.com/HAzagi2.gif
http://i.imgur.com/re0Im4O.gif

I'm off to bed now. Let me know if you still have the original problem. I'll catch up in the morning.
I'm here.
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo...


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#35
May 6, 2015 at 06:45:17
I'm off to work now, so I'll catch up with you later.

Regards,
BearPup


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#36
May 7, 2015 at 17:33:35
Hello Johnw,
No success with solving the problem. Any more thoughts on what to do?

Regards,
BearPup


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#37
May 7, 2015 at 18:58:11
Extract from your Fixlog.
EmptyTemp: => Removed 6.8 GB temporary data.
Way, way to high.
Set your Java temps to 100 MB.
Set all your browsers to 50 MB.

Run DelFix. Copy & Paste the contents of the log please.
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
DelFix is designed to delete all removal tools used during a disinfection.
Indeed, these tools are often updated. It's recommended not to have and use outdated versions on computer.
It's compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 in 32 & 64 bits.
Run the tool by right click on the DelFix icon and Run as administrator option.
Make sure that these are checked:
Activate UAC (optional; some users prefer to keep it off)
Remove disinfection tools
Create registry backup
Purge system restore
Reset system settings
Click Run and wait until the tool completes it's work.
Tool will create an report for you (C:\DelFix.txt)

After doing the above. Download the latest version of Farbar.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
Upload the 2 logs.


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#38
May 8, 2015 at 05:01:56
Morning Johnw,
FYI, the Java and Browser temp settings are probably high because I use a RAMDisk for my temp files (set @ 4 GB), and it doesn't get cleaned out till I do a system restart (temp files are set as environmental in autoexec.bat. Don't know if that influences your next steps or not.

Regards,
BearPup


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#40
May 8, 2015 at 05:25:16
Just got home from watching football BearPup.

"Java and Browser temp settings are probably high because I use a RAMDisk for my temp files (set @ 4 GB)"
Ok, that's fine.

Proceed with the next 2 steps.

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#41
May 8, 2015 at 05:40:03
Does "football" = "futbol" = "soccer"? I used to get Australian Football and ARF, but my networks no longer carry these great games. For now I'm "stuck" with European Football, read European Soccer - English, Italian, and Spanish leagues. Hope it was a good match.

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#42
May 8, 2015 at 05:48:12
The logs are clean, I cannot see anything in the error section of the Addition log, that may be involved in your problem.

Best you look as well, starting here > Application errors:

Go through all the options here.
Windows 7: Drive - Rename
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...


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#43
May 8, 2015 at 05:54:00
"I used to get Australian Football and ARF"
That's what I was watching, family member was playing, he had a very good game & got 5 goals.

Shall log off soon, you will be busy for a while with what I have given you, shall see how you went in the morning.


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#44
May 8, 2015 at 06:15:52
Hi Johnw,
When I went to the Windows 7 forums and saw their use of the partition renaming, I decided to check my Partition Wizard by MiniTool, and lo and behold the drives were all named correctly in that program - screenshot here: http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/xsCht2... The same is true for AOMEI Partition Master.

So clearly the drives are properly labeled; the next question is how to get the label uploaded to the file level so they are visible to the user (me). Any ideas?

Regards,
BearPup


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#45
May 8, 2015 at 15:37:40
Hi Johnw,
The long and the short of it is that looking at the logs the thing that stood out was the number of errors attributable Pale Moon, my 64 Bit web browser. So I uninstalled it, and if anything, things got worse - now my Bluetooth won't work.

I don't know why, but they seem to be linked events....Feels like I'm chasing ghosts!

Regards,
BearPup


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#46
May 8, 2015 at 16:01:37
"So clearly the drives are properly labeled; the next question is how to get the label uploaded to the file level so they are visible to the user (me). Any ideas?"

Nope, we know you are malware clean, we have run SFC, chkdsk, Tweaking.com repair which checked all your associations etc, etc.

All that is left, is to do what you did with your W10 fix, find a program that is installed that is interfering with Explorer.

How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


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#47
May 8, 2015 at 16:19:39
"Pale Moon"
That is what I use.

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#48
May 8, 2015 at 21:50:24
Hi Johnw,
The site was down for awhile so I'm just now seeing your posts. And Pale Moon is back on to my computer. Now, one more symptom to through on to the pile: I ran SFC again on my main desktop computer (just re-checking), and on its backup version, MiniBearPup. My main computer checked out fine, but MiniBearPup came up with 'errors found but cannot correct them'.

So 2 questions come to mind:
1) can the cause of the mainframe's failure to do names properly be from the other computer? and,
2) what do I do with the 'cannot fix errors' message, reinstall everything and start from scratch?

Regards,
BearPup


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#49
May 8, 2015 at 22:07:46
"1) can the cause of the mainframe's failure to do names properly be from the other computer?"
Yep, anything is possible.

"2) what do I do with the 'cannot fix errors' message, reinstall everything and start from scratch?"
That is probably the best way to know where you stand.

Every clue/problem/message you get, google the EXACT info.

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#50
May 8, 2015 at 22:31:53
Hi Johnw,
I reluctantly agree with you about reinstalling Windows, all the programs, all the personalization components....And to be truly safe it means not loading any programs and settings from the main computer to MiniBearPup, but getting fresh downloads for every program on the machine, e.g., the only thing that comes over from the main computer are the actual data files. Or is that too paranoid?

Thanks again for all the help, and I'll be back in touch once I get MiniBearPup up and running clean.

Regards,
BearPup


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#51
May 8, 2015 at 22:43:59
"Or is that too paranoid?"
With a problem so obscure, No.

Make sure when you reinstall, you delete ALL partitions & format.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...

Here are some examples of why you delete all partitions.
http://forums.spybot.info/showthrea...
http://forums.whatthetech.com/index...
http://blog.eset.com/2011/10/18/tdl...

Have fun, it will be very interesting to see how it goes.


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#52
May 8, 2015 at 22:49:34
Thanks! I'll be in touch.

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#53
May 9, 2015 at 06:50:25
Hi Johnw,
Well the worst of all possible news, despite wiping the hard drive (format command) and wiping the restore partition (I didn't need it as it was 32 Bit and I operate a 64 Bit system) there is no change. I can rename the C:\ drive, but not the external hard drive or the "removable disk".

And I tested the computer before loading anything. Whatever Windows installed from the factory-supplied DVD was the only thing installed prior to testing. Very bummed; your suggestions?

Regards,
BearPup


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#54
May 9, 2015 at 12:19:25
Presumably all you are doing is this sort of thing:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...

Have you tried the renaming the device(s) on another computer. Just wondered if the drive itself or its permissions are where the trouble lies.

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#55
May 9, 2015 at 13:06:58
Hi Derek,
As simple as it seems, I have tried renaming the drives using Start > Computer> Rename, and whatever I type, the moment I hit the enter key, the drive reverts back to "Local Disk" or "Removable Drive".

As to trying it on other computers, all three of my computers are suffering from the same "disease" - won't rename a drive / disk. Except for the C:\ drive which I can rename without a problem!

Any suggestions?

Regards,
BearPup


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#56
May 9, 2015 at 14:39:40
"all three of my computers are suffering from the same disease"

Which is why I'm wondering if the drives themselves are where the trouble lies. If you try renaming it (them) in a friends computer and the same thing happens then we've been looking in the wrong place. That would also fit with you being able to rename the C drive on any of the three computers and that your problem was not solved by reloading Windows on one of them.

I'm finding it real hard to imagine three computers with identical faults. Maybe something has happened to the drives which has blocked them all from having their letters changed - freeware MiniTool Partition Wizard is a possible culprit.

EDIT:
To eliminate this suggestion from the equation you really need to try them on yet another computer which matches one of the three others - in terms of operating system and bit version. Alternatively try someone else's drive on one of your computers.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#57
May 9, 2015 at 15:38:07
Hi Derek,
I'm frankly not sure what to think - nothing makes much sense. The current "symptom" is that Bluetooth no longer works. Prior to reloading Windows on to MiniBearPup, I had Bluetooth communication between the main computer and its backup, MiniBearPup. But after Windows was reloaded, nada.

When I try to pair the two computers it now requires me to enter a long number, of which 2 characters into typing it the mini shows a failure to connect message.

As far as testing goes, I don't have physical access to another computer, but I can certainly borrow a flash drive to test it out. Part of the concern is that this has happened to three new drives I've acquired in the last few months, and in a program like MiniTool Partition Wizard or Aomei Partition Assistant Pro, the drives show-up with their proper names.

Regards,
BearPup


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#58
May 9, 2015 at 17:36:43
Hi folks, I am taking a back seat for the moment, best I let fresh ideas flow.

Mothers day here today, so will be out most of the day.


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#59
May 9, 2015 at 17:43:33
Did you update the Bluetooth driver after the Windows reload?

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#60
May 9, 2015 at 18:02:16
No, the netbook has a Bluetooth daughter card installed on it, and the main computer uses an USB Bluetooth adapter (Kinivo BTD300), the two had worked seamlessly together before the reload.

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#61
May 9, 2015 at 18:41:06
Maybe the Windows reload wasn't 100%. It sometimes can happen - dirty disk or whatever. It either has to be that or a hardware issue, which would be one heck of a coincidence.

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#62
May 9, 2015 at 20:02:24
I'm not sure what you mean when you say the reload wasn't 100%. How would the system install with less than 100%?

Regardless of the how of it, what do I do? Try reinstalling the OS again? Anything I should try beforehand? The last reload was done using the custom install method coupled with a manufacture's Windows Install disk. What do you suggest?

Regards,
BearPup


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#63
May 10, 2015 at 04:41:59
"manufacture's Windows Install disk"
Is that a disk from Microsoft?
Or,
a disk from a brand name like Toshiba, HP etc, etc?

Go into the Bios, take photos of each page/section. Should be about 6 photos.
Upload the photos using Zippy please.


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#64
May 10, 2015 at 07:23:16
Re #62

What I meant by 100% was that it might not have ended up correct in every way. For example, some small corruption during install could have resulted in small errors in the Bluetooth area.

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#65
May 10, 2015 at 07:29:33
Hi Johnw,
The disk is from Microsoft "For use with a refurbished PC". It came with an old refurbished Dell that is no longer with us. I used it to successfully install Windows 64 Bit onto an originally 32 Bit system. What I've done on several computers to boost them from a 32 bit to 64 Bit system. Never had this problem before.

Question: how do I take a picture of the BIOS? My camera is a 64 Bit application that runs within the Windows environment. Is there a program that will let me see the BIOS while still in Windows?

Thanks.
Regards,
BearPup


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#66
May 10, 2015 at 10:46:16
Hello,
The one thing that occurs to me is that of the 3 computers, only one has had its 'fixed' USB hard drive not accept a new name. I call them 'fixed' because they are always connected to their USB Hub & always connected to the same notebook, each serving as a Data Backup drive to the notebook they're attached to.

The other two have their internal HDD and USB Drives show up in File Manager with the correct names. MiniBearPup ("MBP") is the only one that has had its external hard drive lose its name.

For ease of physical access, I've been using my main desktop as the testbed for all the requested applications to be installed and run on since we started trying to solve this problem.

However, if its a physical drive problem that then 'marks' the drive as unnameable, perhaps its that one computer that has the problem and it is then marking other drives as unnameable.

I'm currently installing the security updates for Window 7 onto MBP (only files that are labeled as Security updates get installed, all those labeled Updates or Recommended are not viewed or installed). Once that is finished I will unplug (safely) the 'bad' USB hard drive from MBP and install it on the main desktop computer.

I'll be back in touch soon.
Regards,
BearPup


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#67
May 10, 2015 at 11:26:45
You may find the link below helpful.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/wi...


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#68
May 10, 2015 at 12:09:40
It is always possible for a bit of dirt on a disc or the drive lens to cause a mis-read during Windows install. That could be a reason for the Bluetooth one-off problem. The drive renaming issue is something else - maybe the drives have become set that way somehow.

As for a BIOS picture then just take it straight off the screen with the camera. The picture file can then be loaded into Windows after it has started.

There is no program that I'm aware of that can look into BIOS with Windows running.

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#69
May 10, 2015 at 12:34:07
Hi OtheHill,
Thanks for the tip. I'm currently using the USB view to see what's connected to what.

Per my last post, I unloaded the "Local Disk E" from MBP and plugged it into the hub where the current local USB disk is located (and works showing the disk's name). No luck. In fact it was so disrupted that it lost its local (buried) disk name when I transferred the USB drive.

So now my main computer shows correct names for all the devices installed on it, but cannot change the name of any device connected to it, e.g., it can't change USB flash drive names and it cannot change the name of an attached USB drive. Fortunately, the names of the disks and drives didn't get lost during the transfer.

I'm more suspicious of MBP and / or its drive given that the Win 10 computer is less than a month old and had Windows 7 32 Bit preinstalled, and the main desktop computer has retained its names though it can't name other devices.

Hope this helps. I'm off to do USB Viewer on the other two computers now.

Regards,
BearPup


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#70
May 10, 2015 at 14:03:19
Hi Derek,
I hear what your saying about dirt and a less than perfect disk. Though I'm not sure what I can do about it - I've certainly never had any warnings or failure messages. My next attempt to reload Windows, though it still involves an exterior disk to start with, had me make two flash drives into DVD's of the Windows installation disk.

With little installed with Windows - literally just the base program - I ran setup again this timefrom within Windows and did a reinstall of the OS using a freshly made USB flash drive. All went well with this install, but there is still no drive naming possible.

As to taking the picture of my BIOS, I still don't have a clue. I can load / run the PrintScreen program only when I'm in some level of Windows. I don't understand your statement that I should,

"...just take it straight off the screen with the camera."

So how do I do this when I have to be in Windows to run the PrintScreen photograph program?

I appreciate your help with this.

Regards,
BearPup


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#71
May 10, 2015 at 14:20:42
I don't know if this will help any, but here is a screenshot of the output to Drive E:\ of the connection program:

http://www86.zippyshare.com/v/iuw3T...

Regards,
BearPup


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#72
May 10, 2015 at 15:06:09
"Go into the Bios, take photos of each page/section. Should be about 6 photos"
"Question: how do I take a picture of the BIOS?"
Mobile phone is one way.

Run Free PC Audit, System > Bios, right click on it & paste the details please.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Free-P...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screen...
http://www.misutilities.com/free-pc...

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#73
May 10, 2015 at 15:48:14
"So how do I do this when I have to be in Windows"
All I meant was to point the camera at the screen and take a photo.

EDIT:
As for the drive renaming I still suspect the drives themselves but appreciate you have not been in the position to prove/disprove this. The way I see it a clean install seems to eliminate the computer from the equation.

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#75
May 10, 2015 at 17:55:53
"Hope you had a pleasant day out"
Perfect, clear blue sky, warm ( not hot ) day, lots of family.

"Here the 7 BIOS shots through PCAudit:"
Ok, you have an UEFI bios, which allows you to take screenshots.

http://techforum4u.com/entry.php/34...


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#76
May 11, 2015 at 05:35:41
Morning Johnw,
Despite my best efforts I can't get pictures of my BIOS. There is one USB port active during the Boot-up process, and if I plug my mouse in, there is no port available for the USB drive, and if I load the drive, there is no port available for the mouse.

I would need to run a second cable for the mouse, and physically I am unable to do that (I'm a wheelchair user and have no way to access the back of my computer). Is there some specific setting that I can access and copy over to you?

Regards,
BearPup


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#77
May 11, 2015 at 06:46:44
Morning BearPup, bedtime for me.

I think you missed the link in post #75.
Trying to make this clearer, I downloaded your motherboard manual & extracted one of the bios pages, to show you where F12 is, so you can take screenshots.

Here is the image.
http://i.imgur.com/rlA3HKP.jpg
How To Take Screenshots Of Your BIOS?
http://techforum4u.com/entry.php/34...


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#78
May 11, 2015 at 07:40:04
For when you are up again,
The problem wasn't in taking a picture using F12, the problem was in saving it, which requires a flash drive plugged directly into the computer, for which I have found a work-around.

One other piece of news. When I tried to save the BIOS picture to a USB drive, I had moved a Flash Drive to an 'always on' hub. While it wouldn't save the file to the inserted flash drive, I noticed that when I re-started Windows this flash drive was showing up 'properly named'.

Why it won't show the drive in the BIOS I don't yet know, but in Windows this always on hub now shows the flash drive properly named. So I'll try again to save the files to a flash drive.

Regards,
BearPup

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#79
May 11, 2015 at 07:52:51
Success! For some unknown reason the drive had to load in Windows first before it would show up in the BIOS. At any rate, here are the 5 screen shots, if you need a specific shot let me know.

http://www20.zippyshare.com/v/U0PWh...
http://www20.zippyshare.com/v/mSvK8...
http://www20.zippyshare.com/v/WsLcH...
http://www20.zippyshare.com/v/Gd1zD...
http://www20.zippyshare.com/v/8VIWW...

Regards,
BearPup

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#80
May 11, 2015 at 13:29:38
Just an observation. In the second screen shot I see you have two legacy USB support options enabled. Have you a specific reason for this (such as loading Linux from a USB or repair programs)? Normally they are Disabled for security.

By the way, temperatures and voltages look OK.

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#81
May 11, 2015 at 16:05:59
"Success! For some unknown reason the drive had to load in Windows first before it would show up in the BIOS"
3.2 in your manual ( included in the motherboard CD that came with the comp ) may explain that.
http://i.imgur.com/MxXsZCg.gif
http://i.imgur.com/HhZW2k0.gif

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#82
May 11, 2015 at 16:43:06
@ Derek,
Thanks for taking a look at things. As to your question, the truthful answer is that I've not touched the computer BIOS since I first got the computer - never had a need, everything worked the way it was set-up, so why mess?

As to why they had it that way, it might be because its focused on Legacy 3.0 USB devices (if such a thing is possible!). Anyway, unless something is needed to fix this issue, I'm not inclined to 'mess around with' a BIOS that appears to be working fine.

Regards,
BearPup


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#83
May 11, 2015 at 16:55:36
@Johnw,
Thanks for taking a look at things, and if you need anything more, let me know.

As to the screen shots you included, I have to admit that I'm completely baffled. Its not a Bluetooth mouse and it was plugged into a direct connection to the computer - the front side USB bus.

But it wouldn't register as connected to the computer until I first loaded it in to the File Manager in Windows through the "always on" Hub. Then it showed up in File Manager with its correct user-given name.

Regards,
BearPup

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#84
May 11, 2015 at 17:09:50
OK thanks.

Just to explain briefly:
Legacy settings are usually Disabled by default. These can be Enabled to allow you to boot with devices that run programs which are not on Microsoft's approved list (part of UEFI Security). You are therefore safer if they are Disabled but it's a pain if you often want to boot to specific programs or tests from the USB or CD/DVD drive

Old habits die hard (and yes I'm guilty) but strictly speaking we shouldn't even say BIOS because UEFI replaces it.

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#85
May 11, 2015 at 17:25:33
"but it's a pain if you often want to boot to specific programs or tests from the USB or CD/DVD drive"
You can do it this way.
http://i.imgur.com/Et5i3Ih.gif

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#86
May 11, 2015 at 17:30:58
Yep, that's an option on ASUS machines.

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#87
May 11, 2015 at 17:37:30
You do realize it is an ASUS motherboard?

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#88
May 11, 2015 at 17:45:15
Oh yes, got that thanks.

Was just generalising in #84 and then acknowledging what you had added.

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#89
May 11, 2015 at 19:43:37
@ Derek,
Whatever it may officially be called, its still the BIOS as far as I'm concerned! As to calling other programs, I'm also guilty, but then I follow the other side of the equation and pack out everything I bring in.

Regards,
BearPup


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#90
May 12, 2015 at 01:01:39
Actually on a Lenovo ThinkPad, you press the Blue Button on the keyboard and that allows you to select which boot device you want by pressing the F12 key. Setup is reached via the F1 Key.

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