OEMBIOS.exe not working it used to anybody

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  1. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    hi guys quick question whay would OEMBIOS.exe not work anymore
    it used to run on my PC now it says i can't acess it or don't have permission to acess that file. do i need any specail updates on my pc to use it .EX.
    net framework ? weird.

    any info would be great thanks
     
  2. urie

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    No you don't need any updates e.c.t to run it , someone must have changed oembios.exe file properties or you are not logged in as admin.
     
  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    It does not work on 64-bit systems as well, another reason you might stumbled upon
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    oops i forgot about x64.
     
  5. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    thanks guys .i'm running 32 bit . maybe something else is wrong ,my machine has seemed a little slow lately .i did try to install something i shouldn't of ,if you no what i mean ,maybe it changed some settings .
    DOH! ,i have run a full virus scan and ,malware /adaware scan and everythnig has come up .clean . and nothing suspicious in my task manager . now that i know it should work .i'll dig into my machine a little harder.

    thanks again
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Probably just a corrupted file, delete & download new one

    sebus
     
  7. Tito

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  8. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    winrar 1.JPG winrar 2.JPG i tried downloading agian and still no go and thanks for the download link still no worky

    see pics of error one through winrar .and the other once extracted. .
     
  9. Tito

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    Man, just disable the av and firewall and such things which may prohibit a program to enter in the system.... then give a try...
     
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  10. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    been there done that . still no go
     
  11. Tito

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    Ooppssss....... thats strange!!!!! Well, download again, try 7zip as the decompresser and run it under safe mode.... post the result.....
     
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  12. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    still no go this is weird . 7zip opens it extracts it .same thing hapens in safe mode .stil do not have permission. ???????????????????? i am logged on as administrator. weird
     
  13. urie

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    Only other thing i can suggest is download DMI Boot CD for Award-AMI-Intel BIOS (Add SLP1.0 w/o modding) and boot from that and use it to check, if you don't have SLP1.0 and have AMI, Award or intel bios you will be using DMI to tattoo machine anyway.

    I still don't like the fact you say your machine is running slow but you did say you run virus checks e.c.t.
     
  14. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    i did a check on everything and cleaned it all up PC is running fine now . i know my bios has SLP 1.0 in HP and asus .it just bugs me that this thing doesn't work anymore.
    slic dump toolkit 3.2 will read the bios
    showing me my slp1.0 and the slic 2.1 , it just is this oem bios exe is not working .


    maybe a little off topic but i have been having problems with windows update keep offering me these same 4 updates even tho windows update said they installed successfully.
    i just told windows update to hide these 4 issues and stop bugging me . i did clean the SoftwareDistribution folder and do the windows update again and same error happened .eventually i just turned automatic updates off and i will do a manual update every week or so
    the machine is working fine now . the only big change when i noticed machine was sluggish was when i was trying to install Nero burning rom lite .maybe it screwed something or messed with my machine.
    or had a virus but no virus was to be found . oh well i will try a few more things.

    thanks for the help
     
  15. sebus

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    Just re-install or repair re-install (XP should be re-installed every 6 months anyway)

    sebus
     
  16. pbgbottle

    pbgbottle MDL Member

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    i figured it out .
    i also did run combofix it deleted or fixed this stuff

    c:\windows\system32\drivers\wdreg.exe

    Infected copy of c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe was found and disinfected
    Restored copy from - c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe.backup

    and in the end i remembered i had messed around with XP-antispy. one of the settings was to deny access to 16 bit applications
    this was the problem unticked the box and all is good. problem resolved

    cheers everyone.
     
  17. urie

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    Glad you got it sorted i will close the thread now.