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  1. In case you're wondering the outcome of this thread, I'm no longer interested in it, a victim of old-age memory loss (me, not my PC). Shortly after the last activity (above) my Windows 10 Pro system obliterated itself overnight. It had been mis-behaving in bizarre ways for months. I awoke to a recovery screen, but nothing it suggested worked. So the PC was re-imaged by the local PC shop. Having a completely fresh start, I'm going to attribute all my woes to the Windows 10 meltdown, at least until they re-appear.
  2. Do you mean you want me to zip the *.lnk(I presume) files created when chrome creates its' desktop icons? They are just a convoluted URL. Or the actual files that are being detected? Or something else. I get confused. Sorry for the trouble. I used to be good at this (worked in IBM's Microsoft support team) but since retiring I'm now edging into dementia, staring into the abyss.
  3. I'm a fan of the Chrome browser's Desktop Icons†, and had several of them, principally an icon for my Gmail. After installing MalWareBytes, and running a scan, and then quarantining the 21 items found, I was horrified to discover that my Chrome Icons had disappeared. I've appended the log as Malwarebytes.txt so you can see which files had been quarantined. I re-built my desktop icons and the next day, after Malwarebytes had quarantined the same 21 items, the icons were gone again. I began to notice the pattern. How can I determine if these 21 items are false positives, or indic
  4. C:\Windows\system32>SC DELETE PMEM [sC] DeleteService SUCCESS That was easy!
  5. The only loose end that I'm aware of is that pmemnt.sys incompatible driver that was found. It is a component of Lotus SmartSuite, and I installed an old version of this that I had when I worked for IBM. That was in the XP days (32 bit) hence the imcompatibility. I couldn't find a way of uninstalling it (short of uninstalling SmartSuite, and I still have some SmartSuite documents which are of interest), but I found a way of preventing it from starting - using Regedit to set the service as Disabled. So pmemnt.sys is still on my system, but dormant. I'm happy to have the topic closed. Thank
  6. My progress: Slow but very useful! Apache httpd service continues to start after reboots, so original problem rectified.I rebuilt my search index (it had been flagged as corrupt... I have the FIFA version, it seems). This also prompted me to check the "Indexing Options". I was indexing two sets of "Offline Files" but I'd disabled Offline Files after discovering what it was doing to my SSD C: drive (huge writes, lifetime risk) I also enabled the extension ".rex" as indexable, file and content. This is the extension for Open Object REXX, my language of choice. I've already used the search faci
  7. Again, thank you for your help. Here is my resultant fixlog.txt Before I go any further, Apache httpd started automatically on my system restart. I doubt we'll ever determine what fixed this, I'm sceptical that the removal of some debugging flags, and some temporary files did the trick, but I won't complain! It worked. It also recovered 13Gb space, which on a 256Gb SSD is a huge bonus. The downside is that I now have to revisit my scheduled task which deletes temporary files based on time since last used… The entry in fixlog.txt: HKLM\Software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\Ima
  8. Thanks for the analysis, I'll do my best with it. Unfortunately, my intellect is on the downhill slope, and I have no idea what the above IFEO represents, nor how to correct/remove it. I don't recognise any of the executables, with the exception of tasklist.exe and procexp.exe, so these entries must have been added by something other than me. I searched for IFEO and found a page about Image File Execution Options. It suggested Gflags.exe, so I ran that. Presumably, I just clear the "Debugger" flag for each of the executables in the list? I'll work through the rest, one at a time, as m
  9. I've attached the three logs as requested. I really appreciate your help. Note that the problem (Apache httpd 2.4 service not starting) is easily circumvented by starting it manually, so don't spend too much effort on this. In the meantime, I'll reboot my system and wait for up to 30 minutes to see if the Apache2.4 service starts eventually. I've never been that patient before! Addition.txt CheckResults.txt FRST.txt
  10. I came here because some of the closest answers from a Google search were found here! I'm feeling lucky.
  11. Coo! A bug. The post (above) showed "1 posts". Needs a fix (pseudo code): If N = 1 then print "1 post" Else print N "posts" I've applied my own bypass... should now show "2 posts"... Incidentally, I use a function to cater for this situation, called plural(); my code would look like this: Say plural(N,"post") ... plural() is one of my most frequently used functions.
  12. Alert: Maiden post (here). Please be kind to me! I've been running Apache httpd (as a service) under Windows for many years. Recently, on my Windows 7 x64, it has ceased starting automatically. It had been working for years. The service has two dependencies, "Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock" and "TCP/IP Protocol Driver" but both of these seem to be running. (Nirsoft told me about the Winsock service, but nothing about the Protocol service. Device Manager found no error in the TCP/IP Protocol Driver) HTTPD is also set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)". A little research on this sho
  13. Why doesn't Apach service start?

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