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    That sort of thing can follow after a flat battery. My Mercedes car (not a Smart, thank goodness) has a supplementary battery (under the air filter) to keep steering, brakes etc happy in the event of a power failure. But its predecessor didn't and I did see that fault after the battery had died.
    You might be able to clear the faults by turning the wheels lock to lock and back a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWAYGWAY View Post
    [...]The problem was I have downloaded all the Merc manuals but they are unobtainable because they are OVO??? or something.. [...]
    My guess is "OVF"s. These are Virtualbox appliances. To load one of these, you first need to install Virtualbox and then (in Virtualbox Manager), from the File menu, choose Import Appliance, then browse to and select the required OVF file. Once the appliance has been imported, you can start it from the Virtualbox Manager. The appliance then should then run in its own window, from which you should be able to access the info you need.

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    Seems to me you need to remove VirtualBox from within Windows.

    This webpage shows the technique:

    Uninstalling Oracle VM VirtualBox to Resolve Connection Problems | IT Services

    Start at step 2 I think.

    Windows creates restore points at regular intervals. After doing the above I suggest reverting to a restore point prior to the VirtualBox installation.

    Have a look here:

    How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

    Once happy that your computer is back to its previous state try the VirtualBox installation once more.

    Good luck!
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    I'm not that up ON Mercedes/Smart, but does it have Bosch ABS/ESC?

    If you have changed an ESC component such as the yaw sensor, the system may need recalibrating before it will return to normal functionality and allow any present fault codes to be cleared. This would normally be done through the manufacturer's diagnostic equipment such as Star, but I have a copy of the Volvo technical software, which describes an alternative procedure that can be carried out where their diagnostic system is not available.

    Obviously, I can't promise it will work on another make, but if the same ABS system is used, it would seem likely. Here it is:

    Position the car on a flat surface with the wheels pointing straight ahead. With the ignition on, turn the steering wheel at least 15 degrees to the right or left, then turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position. The vehicle must then be driven for at least 100 metres with at least one right turn and one left turn, each of at least 45 degrees, finally braking to a standstill from at least 50 km/h. Erase any outstanding DTCs (certain codes relating to pending calibration cannot be deleted until calibration has been successfully completed).

    The car must then be driven a distance of at least 30km (18.64 miles) in accordance with two basic requirements. Lateral acceleration must not be too high (no sharp turns) and the road surface must be smooth (no potholes, grooves etc.) and not slippery.

    Return to the workshop and read off any DTCs. Calibration has been successful if there are no longer any DTCs stored. If any DTCs are still present, attempt to clear them and repeat the test drive again.

    Edit: Just to add, I assume when you say no codes are present, that you are using a Mercedes compliant all systems (or at least 4 system) code reader? A basic OBD2/EOBD code reader will not be able to access ABS/ESC system codes or any codes other than basic engine/powertrain related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by POI Admin View Post
    Seems to me you need to remove VirtualBox from within Windows.

    This webpage shows the technique:

    Uninstalling Oracle VM VirtualBox to Resolve Connection Problems | IT Services

    Start at step 2 I think.

    Windows creates restore points at regular intervals. After doing the above I suggest reverting to a restore point prior to the VirtualBox installation.

    Have a look here:

    How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

    Once happy that your computer is back to its previous state try the VirtualBox installation once more.

    Good luck!
    That is the way forwards but I am rather worried that I will clock up and destroy everything on my computer. I do not have a backup disc as I do not how to do it. I just use it and hope.

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    The thing about virtual box is that it insulates what is inside it. Basically it is a computer inside a virtual box on your computer (hence the name).

    So you should be able to uninstall virtualbox and delete any containers, then start again.

    But if you don't have a backup of your computer, make one first. You know it makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWAYGWAY View Post
    That is the way forwards but I am rather worried that I will clock up and destroy everything on my computer. I do not have a backup disc as I do not how to do it. I just use it and hope.
    These procedures should be safe. However as HD says a complete backup of your computer would be prudent.

    There are many software products available to backup a Windows PC. An external USB hard drive is the most commonly used backup device and some of these will be supplied with software to make a full system backup. I would recommend you investigate ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by POI Admin View Post
    These procedures should be safe. However as HD says a complete backup of your computer would be prudent.

    There are many software products available to backup a Windows PC. An external USB hard drive is the most commonly used backup device and some of these will be supplied with software to make a full system backup. I would recommend you investigate ...
    Try AOMEI Backupper for your backup, the free version is good enoough for most people.

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    Another vote for AOMEI

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    Try AOMEI Backupper for your backup, the free version is good enoough for most people.

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    Installed (Following a recommendation from Del) and working fine for me .

    Had to recover my newish machine which it did..

    I keep all my photos on and external drive(s) anyway and "SynchToy" can be used to maintain the copy
    A special different external drive for backups
    All my live data Spreadsheets WP pdf downloads etc is backed up live with google drive.
    The restore then gets refreshed with "up to the minute" data from google drive
    Then just needing antivirus to update itself and maybe windows..

    So in general weekly backups do the job..for me (Thanks to Mr Google)

    So in all 3 external drives
    Drive 1 for AOEMEI and if you are about to do major changes then do a special "latest backup"
    Drive 2 Photos and videos
    Drive 3 Copy of photos and videos and synched as described with synchtoy

    Finally I use an SD card on my Laptop as a quick save for downloads of photos which then get put on Drives 2 and 3 above
    I use allwaysynch for the above

    The advantage of "Synching apps" is that they only deal with changes and so are much quicker than say a cumbersome delete and re-copy !

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    Its only another computer program just be careful where you download it from. I have been trying to get Android OS working on a PC and tried using Virtual Box. As its an EXE file you can uninstall it same way you do all other files using Uninstall. If you just delete the files then it will leave some of it behind which is why you cannot re-install it. Once you have installed it there are various setup procedures within the program. Its reasonably straight forward and there are loads of YouTube videos. I have given up with Android OS. Got it all working in the end apart from the USB ports which is what I needed.

    I downloaded mine from here Virtual Box

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