Windows 7 System call failed

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  1. rit

    rit New Member

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    I just needed to transfer a powerpoint to a usb but the usb wouldn't open. I tried using a different one and the same thing popped up again: system call failed. I am now unable to open computer, and icons on desktop, and right click. I tried deleting all temporary files but Firefox's was not able to do so. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Hello and Welcome to the Windows 7 Forums! :)

    The problem you're describing seems like a virus.
    If you're still able to download files, go to www.malwarebytes.org and download "MalwareBytes AntiMalware"
    Install and do a quickscan

    Post back your results.
     
  3. Falling

    Falling New Member

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    I just had this problem and Malwarebytes found a virus. Removed it, restarted, and seems to work now, though I'm doing another scan with avg.

     
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Sorry for the long reply...

    So that fixed your problem?
     
  5. Erica

    Erica New Member

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    Fix virus easily

    It is virus! And I think your USB may be the source of this virus! You can not use it again or fix it frist.
    Have you got security tool on your PC? Keep it up to date and make it run whenever you surf online.:razz:
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Let's look into this more before blaming the situation on the USB drive.
     
  7. rlroll

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    I am having the same error. I tried running AVG it found nothing. I also ran the Malewarebytes and it did not find anything.

    I can't access anything on my start menu.

    Please help!
     
  8. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Try reformatting the USB drive first.
     
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    ButtKickington New Member

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    I had the same problem.. I'm scanning now.
     
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    scan didnt find anything.
     

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