Po' Smedley's Life And Brain Drippings
Published on April 3, 2006 By PoSmedley In Personal Computing
I don't know what is happening. First..Photoshop started getting a little buggy. Then when I went to shut down the computer, it wouldn't. It wouldn't restart or shutdown, so I manually shut it down. When I rebooted i got this message instead of my logon screen...
parse error ';' at line 173

I had to click on it a few times to get to logon and when I did, it was WindowsXP's regular logon.

I tried to do a system restore, but again, it will not shut down or restart.

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on Apr 03, 2006
Hmm, not sure about photoshop (probably you abusing it with amazing art lol), but I searched the "parse error ';' at line 173" you said you got. I found this site:
- Link

It lists a bunch of errors. 173 says this: 173 A lock request was not outstanding for the supplied cancel region.

I really have no idea what that means, or if thats even the problem @_@.
The only things I can suggest are to scan for spyware, adware, virii, and to check the task manager. If you see something running that you don't know what it is, use this site: Link

Or search it in google .

Also, it may be a start up problem. Check that out for programs that you don't recognize.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help .
on Apr 03, 2006
It's possessed
Any split-pea soup gushing from the floppy drive?

on Apr 03, 2006
you can try this link also..good luckLink
on Apr 03, 2006
Did you change your Logon screen? Uninstall any of these.

Put the XP CD in and open the Command Prompt window and type sfc /scannow make sure there's a space between sfc and the /.

If that doesn't work then do an XP repair.
on Apr 03, 2006
None of the links are helping. Thanks for trying, though. I have uninstalled the logon studio and am running adaware. It's found 2 critical objects but isn't done yet.
on Apr 03, 2006
What it seems to be is
and Ad Aware cannot remove it.

I don't know for sure that this is the cause of my problems. I can't find info on it beyond what Adaware has, which is very brief.
on Apr 03, 2006
If you try one of the forums listed on the Alliance of Security Analysis Professionals site, you might be able to get some info if it's a malware problem...
on Apr 03, 2006
Ah, a backdoor. I had this problem with my mouse cursor . At first I thought it was CursorXP, but after uninstalling that, the problem continued. Cursor was non stop clicking and moving to the top right of my screen @_@. However, my AVG removed it . Perhaps you could manually delete the file? Or boot in safe mode, and delete it from there .
on Apr 03, 2006
I'm running Ad Aware for the fourth time. The Win32.Backdoor seems to be gone, but still have the restart problem and the Parse error ';' at line 173 thing going on. The only info I could find on the PC not logging off, restarting, or shutting down had to do with recent installs of Norton, which I don't have. I've posted HJT logs at a couple places and am hoping soemthing turns up.
Put the XP CD in and open the Command Prompt window and type sfc /scannow make sure there's a space between sfc and the /.

Not an option, since XP is embedded in this thing. If it comes to something like that, I will have to do a full system restore. Which means backing everything up etc., etc.

on Apr 03, 2006
Trendmicro has a fre virus and free spyware scan: Link
on Apr 03, 2006
Best do a reformat as you have stated and start again and this time after you have finished the reformat go straight to microsoft download all patches then head over to cnet and see what free antivirus ware is there , i think it's avast and avg ,if you have an external modem with a nat firewall also install a free software firewall from cnet and set all to autoupdate,

win32.backdoor according to google is for remote access, check to make sure you have remote access invites turned off (apart from remote access it is used for a techie to help with a prob and he can see what the story is while he's walking you thru it) , i can't remember where you have to untick that function

EDIT: ATTENTION do not run two antivirus , you must uninstall the norton first then install the new free antivirus , it's ok to connect to the net so long as you have a firewall installed either nat or software typ preferably both, but go directly to the free software after you have been to microsoft
on Apr 03, 2006
I already have AVAST. It's my only anti-virus. Ad Aware is what found it and has semmes to remove it. It's just that I still cannot shutdown, restart, or logoff and I get that stupid Parse erroro message when I boot.

One of the HJT site forums had me download ewido and run it. It too says everything is clean.

The only other thing I have noticed not quite right, is that AVAST seems to take forever when it gets to my C:/WINDOWS/I386 folder. Normally an entire scan takes about 2 hours, give or take, but now it takes up to 4 or 6 hours just on this one folder.
on Apr 04, 2006
Can you shut down yet?
on Apr 04, 2006
Po'....I had a logonscreen do this to me once and I couldn't shut down, etc. It wasn't just a matter of changing it but actually uninstalling it entirely before my machine would respond. Don't know if this'll help but it's worth looking into....the easiest way to find which one is to move them all to another drive and return them individually until you find the culprit.

Also, I noticed Avast scans deleted files as well as, so if you run Sure Delete v5.1.1 to remove them, it will cut your scan times considerably....see http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_description/0,fid,22393,tfg,tfg,00.asp

on Apr 04, 2006
Can you shut down yet?

I did a complete recovery. The problem just kept expanding into other areas. Just Got back online.

actually uninstalling it entirely

That was one of the first things I tried, but it did no good.

so if you run Sure Delete v5.1.1 to remove them,

I'll check it out.

Currently, I am looking a a Compaq Screen with all the crap that comes with it. Too numerous to mention. Thought of doing a SS of this mess and submitting it. lol.

Thanks for all the help, everyone. Sometimes, I guess you just gotta bite the bullet and start from scratch.