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Gaming Build for Brother-in-Law; Details Inside; Advice Welcome

Question: Gaming Build for Brother-in-Law; Details Inside; Advice Welcome

Finally, yes finally, my brother-in-law realizes that if he wants to have a good, solid gaming system building one is the way to go. I can't even begin to tell you this momentous shift in his thinking.

Primary Uses: Gaming system first and foremost that he says he wants to last him for the next 3-5 years with the ability to upgrade as the need arises, internet, email, etc.

Budget: $1,500 - $2,000; shipping and tax needs to be included within this budget.

This is what has been settled on by him: Quad-core cpu, full tower, Windows 7 64, as powerful a video card as he can get, and a 24" monitor preferably Samsung.

Basically this is a full system build including the need for a mouse, keyboard, he has nothing to salvage from another system (and with his previous choices this is a good thing).

I am not sure if an i7 is the way to go here because he will not be using this PC for video editing, demanding, apps, etc. At this point no SSD; that will come later.

I am thinking an AMD quad core with 4 gigs of RAM should be enough. Now I am no fanboy so if you recommend an Intel configuration I am open but it has been quite some time since I have built an Intel PC.

*** This system will not be overclocked at all. I live 2 hours away and I have no time to fix issues due to ocing.

*** The bottom line is I am looking to build a solid stable system. I have already begun to research but would love to hear from the TechSpot community on this one.

Thanks ahead of time.

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Preferred Solution: Gaming Build for Brother-in-Law; Details Inside; Advice Welcome

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Gaming Build for Brother-in-Law; Details Inside; Advice Welcome

Here's the $1300 system from the buying guide, you can add or subtract as needed:

Here's a $1360 system from the Tech Report guide:

If you Google $1500 gaming system you'll find a lot of forum posts with a lot of different suggestions

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Processor: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+ 1.80 GHz
Installed Memory(RAM): 2.50GB (2.37GB usable)
System Type: 32-bit Operating System

Direct X Version: Direct X 11

Dxdiag Dispay tab:

Name: ATI Radeon Xpress Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip Type: ATI Radeon Xpress Series (0x5975)
DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Approx. Total Memory: 1086 MB
Current Display Mode: 1280 x 800 (32bit) (59Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
WHQL Logo'd: No
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Model: WDDM 1.0

DirectDraw Acceleration: Enabled
Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled
AGP Texture Acceleration: Enabled
Screen Resolution Properties:

Adapter Type: ATI Radeon Xpress Series
Total Available Graphics Memory: 1087 MB
Dedicated Video Memory: 128 MB
System Video Memory: 0 MB
Shared System Memory: 959 MB
System Rating ( Windows Experience Index):

Processor: 3.5
Memory(RAM): 4.6
Graphics: 2.2
Gaming Graphics: 3.2
Primary Hard Disk: 4.7
Tell me if I missed something important.
There was no problems on speed when I was running on Windows Vista.
The little lagging on games happened when I switched from Windows Vista(cause it sucks) to Windows 7.

Oh, and I also downloaded the auto detect driver downloader from It says "You have the latest Driver version for your system".

Am I missing any updates?

Should I go back to Vista *cough* and reinstall everything again to make my computer fast again?

Can I do anything that ... Read more

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Well, I don't consider it a MAJOR MAJOR earth-shattering bug as it's a specific one but, even so, it does exist on both the machines I currently have Windows 7 on. I'll say they're both running a certain version of Windows 7 x64 and leave it at that. Now, about that bug...

If you open an Admin Command Prompt, and issue the following command:

chkdsk <driveletter>: /r

it seems as if chkdsk just goes a bit bonkers in terms of memory usage but only on non-system drives - my system drive is C:, and the command works fine on it, but on non-system drives, internal, external, it doesn't matter, formatted with NTFS, it goes a bit insane. How insane? Well, here's what it looked like after just running the command for 30 seconds (then killing the process):

So, it's worth checking out if you happen to be running a certain version of Windows 7 x64, at least. I do believe the issue exists in both x86 and x64 versions, but I can't verify that as I only use x64 versions.

It doesn't affect the system drive, as noted, and it does not affect FAT/FAT32 drives either. But I tested it on my secondary partition as well as a 160GB NTFS-formatted external USB drive and it happens regardless, just not on the system partition C:. It occurs when chkdsk hits Stage 4 - that's when you'll really see the RAM usage skyrocket fast. If the process is allowed to continue, it will consume all the RAM you've got, and finally end with a BSOD ... Read more

Answer:Critical bug found in Windows 7's RTM build... details inside

Seems to do the same thing in the RC as well.

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Hi there. I've been having somewhat frequent BSODs with various error messages. This is occuring *after*, not during, gaming sessions. The info attached is from playing Civ5 for a few hours, quitting, leaving the room, and seeing the BSOD. The message was "APC_INDEX_MISMATCH." Just now I had another from playing Diablo 3, minimizing, and a couple minutes later crashing (no .dmp file, "dumping physical memory to disk" stuck at 95 for 30+ minutes). The error was "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL."

Another problem occured after this last one. After booting to desktop, the computer immediately crashed to a blue screen. I didn't get a chance to see this message; the computer shut down. It then attempted to power on a few seconds later, and then shut down. It continued to power cycle like this until I flipped the power in the back. Nothing shows on the monitor. It's done this before too, though it occured again after playing a game last time. I believe it showed "IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL."

Now on to some other notes:I never crash *during* a game, just after.
The GPU (780Ti) is a few months new. I didn't really see BSODs before it, but it's taken a few months to get this frequent.
The PSU is a Corsair 850W. Not a cheap one and plenty of power for the new card.
I uninstalled/reinstalled graphics drivers. Maybe I didn't properly fully uninstall them? (I didn't use a third party program to uninstall)
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Answer:Help diagnose a BSOD.. typically occuring AFTER gaming. Details inside.



This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high. The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.


0: kd> .trap fffff800`06546920
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=61e79412df26e601 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000011
rdx=00000000000154d3 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff8000248f113 rsp=fffff80006546ab0 rbp=fffff80006546b30
r8=00000000000195a6 r9=0000000000000000 r10=0000000000000000
r11=fffff80006546a50 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po nc
fffff800`0248f113 f685f3000000ff test byte ptr [rbp+0F3h],0FFh ss:0018:fffff800`06546c23=00
On the faulting instruction, there was a failure performing a bitwise operation regarding the sum of the rbp register + 0F3h.


1. Remove and replace ESET with MSE for troubleshooting purposes as it may very well be likely causing conflicts:

ESET removal - How do I uninstall or reinstall ESET Smart Security/ESET NOD32 Antivirus? - ESET Knowledgebase

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Wind... Read more

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I'm building a new system completely from scratch, and I have two main questions:

I want to make sure that I don't have any hardware compatibility issues.
Also, it would be good to know if everything will fit in the case I picked out.
It will be a family computer, but I also like to game a lot. Laptop has hard time with Dishonored. I want a powerful, yet quiet system. Also, my wife isn't too into flashy or huge cases, which is why I picked out the one I did.

My soft budget is about $2,500, but I'm willing to go a little above that if needs be. In the past, we've been using laptops (I have a Dell XPS 15-L502x) for all our computing needs, but our kids are getting old enough to need to use the computer as well as me and my wife, so it's time to get a desktop.

The only component I already have is the OS. Other than that, will need to buy everything. I chose to not get a liquid cooling system, as I'm not very savvy when it comes to those. If you guys have any upgrade suggestions, please let me know.

Here are the specs (all pricing from shipping and slightly cheaper than Newegg):

Motherboard:................. ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX .......... $314.99
Processor:..................... Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 1155.. $319.99
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Answer:Gaming PC build advice

A couple things:

Firstly, you have a MOBO & CPU incompatibility. Your MOBO is for socket 2011 CPU's while your processor is LGA 1155
Here is a compatible motherboard for your build.
Asus Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155 ($239.)

Secondly, I wouldn't waste my money on the: Network card, extra case fans,HDD fan,PSU gasket, and fan mounts. I would put all that money in your CASE budget and look for a more solid case. All those fans would do the exact opposite of what you'd like to achieve. You want a quiet machine, you do not put 9+ fans inside of it.

Thirdly, Id recommend buying something like the Corsair H100i for your cooling needs. I did notice you said you're not "Savy" enough for liquid cooling. However, these closed loop solutions require no real experience to install. Furthermore, they require zero maintenance.

Also, I wouldn't grab the 4GB 670. You will not need all of that VRAM. Instead, go with the 2GB version it's much cheaper.

Your power supply is also overkill. Unless you plan on running 3 GPU's 1000 watts is not necessary. I would go with aCorsair HX Series 850W. This will give you some room for future upgrades.
Even then, If you want. Id grab the 650 or 750w variation of that PSU. It will save you some money.

EDIT: Added GPU recommendation & PSU recommendation

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I am fairly new to the building side of computer. I know quite a bit but I still could use advice.Budget: 1200$Power Supply:RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply A88X-G43 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton) Motherboard AMD A10-7850K Kaveri 3.7GHz Socket FM2+ 95W Desktop Processor AMD Radeon R7 series AD785KXBJABOX X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GXH Card: AXR9 280X 3GBD5-T2DHE/OC Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case already have the hard drives and all of the peripherals. All I need is suggestions in what to change if anything.Thanks for your help!

Answer:New gaming PC build advice

Your budget is really high - No reason to go down the route of an AMD APU.  That power supply is also extremely low quality - I wouldn't trust it to power any of my PCs.Your budget can easily accommodate an Intel CPU like an Intel Core i5 4670k which would perform much better than the APU you specified.  You would then be able to get something like a GeForce 760 or 770 video card and a high quality motherboard and power supply (MSI is pretty low end and as already said, that Raidmax PSU is really bad).  As you already have drives, your budget already leaves loads of room to get something like an SSD.I'd suggest something like this which would be much better value for money and perform a lot better in games:

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I had posted a long time back that I was looking to build a new PC:

However, I put the whole idea off due to finance and other priorities. I wish to now do this for real, but I have little knowledge. I'm an amateur. And I'm not sure how much I should spend. My budget is £1,200 and I'd prefer to buy the parts separately and put it all together. But how much money will this save me? Realistically. Is the learning curve steep?

I'm also aware that the following companies/websites sell pre-built machines but there's so much choice it kills my brain. My last PC had a Pentium 4, 3.4GHz. Tech has developed so much since then. I just don't know where to start.

Answer:Build or buy Gaming PC? I could really do with some advice

Realistically. Is the learning curve steep?Click to expand...

Realistically, it would save you very much money at that price point, well worth it.
Since everything plugs right in, if it doesn't fit in that slot you're doing it wrong, so its fairly easy to build a computer shouldn't take more than a couple hours at most. Again, well worth it.

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I'm looking to build a gaming pc. My budget is around £500. I've came up with this, would it be any good?
Any advice/changes greatly welcome!
AMD FX 6300 £90
click here 970A-G43 Motherboard £52**
click here Corsair DDR3 1600 MHz RAM £27**
click here PNY XLR8 Edition GeForce GTX 660 £147**
click here Western Digital Caviar Blue £40**
click here SH-224DB/BEBE £13**
click here OCZ CoreXStream £35**
click here Jupiter V2 Case (2 x 120mm Blue LED Fans) £30**
click here 7 Home Premium 64 - Bit OEM £54**
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Alright so here is what I got so far.'ve already got the case ordered, next week I was thinking of ordering the motherboard. Could you guys take a look at what I have so far and give me some advice on where I could do better with around the same budget as I have so far? I haven't found a video card yet, still haven't decided on one.

Answer:First gaming pc build advice

So far that looks pretty good.  Only part I would consider changing is the motherboard for a better brand such as Gigabyte or ASUS - AsRock are a lower end brand yet aren't that much cheaper than a much better one.There is no real point buying parts at different times, I'd just wait and get them all at once.  That way you won't have any issues with return periods or wasting part of your warranty while you order the rest of the parts.  Also, if you are buying multiple parts from one retailer you will usually save on the postage as this will combine with ordering multiple items at once.

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I'm planning on moving to pc from console and I have tried to do as much as possible. I will be building it myself and I need advice on what parts to get. I have decided to go with a gtx 760 or 770 but I am trying to save money. Got any advice on a build which I could use with any one of these cards which is cheapest it can be but with no bottlenecking?

Answer:New Gaming Build advice?

What is your budget?

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Preferred perfomance and purpose: Gaming at mid to high settings. Hoping to achieve around 150-200Fps in csgo, will play games like: Rainbow Siege, Battlefield one, H1Z1 King of the kill, Elite dangerous and last but not least, The Stanley parable :P
Budget is strictly under: 1000 Euro / 1085,60 Dollar / 3987,21 UAE Dirham / 863,12 British Pound
Please comment with any suggestions, for example: Consider the new Rx series GPUs, for example the...
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I am new to gaming computers so be patient with me haha. I am wanting to build the best gaming computer possible for around 900 dollars (do not care about blueray and all that crap, all I care about is pure performance for gaming) I also would like to exclude the OS, keyboard and mouse. I just want to have a custom built machine that would last at least 2 years, if not more. Right now I am gaming with a Dell Inspiron 1545 so you can imagine my frustration lol. I am going to attempt to build this computer myself, I just have no idea what would be the best bang for the buck. Again I am new to all this so just try to be understanding
Thank you!

Answer:I need advice on a good gaming PC build

which OS are you excluding; is it 32 or 64-bit?

with this information we will be better able to recommend a processor and memory.

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Hey peoples,  So this is my first time building my very own gaming computer, I've done a bit of research but I still don't feel confident enough to press the checkout button on Amazon. Now my budget is 1,000$ but, I don't really want to spend more than 750$ unless I have to, now the build I'm going to post is a little above that.  I really just want to get some second opinions on whether or not it's a computer I won't have to upgrade for awhile and also whether or not you guys think there may be parts better for less or better for a little more. I don't really plan on playing the newest high end games right off the bat but again I don't want to have to upgrade for awhile. Anyway, here's the build I've found recommended by a guy on Youtube and I've done a few comparisons to other computers I thought were decent but I really need someone that knows more about this stuff to give me that advice.CPU-Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Digital Caviar Blue 1TB S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply've only got one shot to get the best bang for my buck. I also haven't added ... Read more

Answer:Gaming computer build advice.

That looks like a decent build although I'd strongly recommend getting an SSD, prices have dropped considerably and it will dramatically improve performance of the system.

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Hello everyone I'm building a gaming laptop for when I'm not at home, i spend quite a lot of time on trains or at my partners place so I'm away from my desktop or console and my current laptop is just a bog standard thing with integrated graphics. I'm building on a site called and the current build I've selected comes out at about ?750 and that's really as high as I'm willing to go. I don't expect massive performance out of this so please don't just recommend me top of the line changes, the only advice i want is whether or not the parts I've selected work well together and I'm not wasting any power or bottlenecking the GPU. ThanksIf you want to have a play around with the full options I have available then this is the base model I have selected - please try and stick as close as possible to ?750 total if you do find a better configuration. Thank you.   Chassis & DisplayCosmos Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)   Processor (CPU)Intel? Core?i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB   Memory (RAM)8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 (1 x 8GB)   Graphics CardNVIDIA? GeForce? GTX 850M - 2.0GB DDR3 Video RAM - DirectX? 11   Memory - Hard Disk500GB SEAGATE HYBRID SSHD Drive, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (5400 rpm)   DV... Read more

Answer:Gaming Laptop Build Advice

That would be fine, your video card should play all current games but some very intensive ones may require the graphics detail to be decreased slightly.  Also, don't bother paying the extra for the "better" thermal compound - The difference between thermal compounds is tiny and the ?9 they charge for that is a bit ridiculous since an entire 4g tube of MX-4 costs under ?4.

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Hi All,

I'm planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it's going to die soon...

I'm going to use the computer mainly for doing 2D digital artworks, editing videos as well as playing games, specifically MMORPGs and some like Alice Madness & Skyrim.
I'll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc.
I just want something that would accommodate my main use and last me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again.

I also have a budget that I have to stick to. I live in the Philippines so it will be Php 50,000 - Php 55,000 , in USD I think it would be around $ 1000 - $ 1200.

As stated above, I won't be doing any overclocking whatsoever.

Here are the specifications of the build I was planning.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PRO GAMER
VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked
Memory: Vengeance® Low Profile ? 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Samsung 120 GB 840 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Power Supply: Seasonic X650 650W 80+ Gold
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V Hybrid
Optical Drive: ASUS24D3ST BLACK 24X SATA
Case: Obsidian Series® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case
Case Fan: Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM 120mm, 1300rpm, 74CFM (x3)

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Answer:First Gaming PC Build Need Advice (NO Overclocking)

Thorah said:

Hi All,

I'm planning to build my first ever desktop since my laptop is already having problems and I think it's going to die soon...

I'm going to use the computer mainly for doing 2D digital artworks, editing videos as well as playing games, specifically MMORPGs and some like Alice Madness & Skyrim.
I'll be playing the heavier games on the console so no need to have a monster pc.
I just want something that would accommodate my main use and last me a while before I would have the need to upgrade again.

I also have a budget that I have to stick to. I live in the Philippines so it will be Php 50,000 - Php 55,000 , in USD I think it would be around $ 1000 - $ 1200.

As stated above, I won't be doing any overclocking whatsoever.

Here are the specifications of the build I was planning.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PRO GAMER
VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked
Memory: Vengeance® Low Profile ? 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CML8GX3M2A1600C9)
Storage: Samsung 120 GB 840 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Power Supply: Seasonic X650 650W 80+ Gold
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V Hybrid
Optical Drive: ASUS24D3ST BLACK 24X SATA
Case: Obsidian Series® 450D Mid-Tower PC Case
Case Fan: Scythe Kaze Jyuni PWM 120mm, 1300rpm, 74CFM (x3)

Since this is a first, opinions are greatly ... Read more

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Hi everyone , I want to build a pc for gaming and I want you to tell me about the important parts ( CPU,GPU,Motherboard,RAM) . Here is the specification:
- I want the minimum to run all games including the most requiring games like BF1 with 1080 and with a medium fps (around 60 fps )
Ps:I want to change the parts later

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I am currently building a new gaming pc and just wanted advice on a few components etc.
I already have the following parts:
Radeon HD 6950
G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8gb Kit DDR3-1333 (x2) (16gb total)
Seasonic M12-II Bronze 620W Modular power supply
Seagate 2TB 3.5" HDD
LG BD Combo reader/writer

The problem is I have all this running on a MB that is too small in a case that is also too small, with an AMD quad core processor not really meant for gaming.
So basically those are the 3 components I need to change.
I've been suggested a few parts from my local computer store so I wanted to check what you guys think.
For the MB, I'm looking at the Gigabyte Z77x-D3H and for the CPU, I've been quoted on a Core i7 3770.
Basicaly I want to know, is this the right sort of CPU for gaming? And will this MB have enough space and pci-e slots etc to accomodate crossfire GPU's?
I'm not neccessarily going to be running crossfire, but I would rather buy parts which have the appropriate accommodations, should I decide to do change my mind.
I'd also love to know more about liquid cooling and whether or not people reccomend it and what sort of advantages it has over air cooling. I'm really scared to put water in my new computer, so I'm wondering if it's worth looking in to.
Anyway thanks in advance,

Answer:Advice on Gaming Build Components?

Whats your budget and where are you geographically based?

The components suggested seem pretty sensible. You may also want to consider the i7 2600k depending on price. They seem to be very similarly speced. The 3770 has a newer memory controller and support for PCIe3 but if you are not upgrading your RAM or GPU then I would suggest that you will get the same performance from both chips.

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This is my first attempt at a computer build and it will mostly be used by my son? I think I have what I need but I don't want to forget anything or get what I don't need. This will be used mostly by my son for gaming and internet.

$200 - CPU: Intel i5-3470 Ivy bridge 3.2GHz
$309 - Video Card: GTX 660 Ti 2GB
$200 - Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 155 INTEL Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
$65 - Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2X8)
$110 - Power Supply: KINGWIN Power Force PF-850 850W
$140 - Case: NZXT Phantom Red Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower
$80 - Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM
$100 - Keyboard: Logitech G510 Black USB Wired
$50 - Mouse: ROCCAT Kova+
$18 - Optical: Light-on DVD Burner
$60 - Optical: ASUS Internal Blu-ray drive
I am worried about having to purchase software to be able to play Blue rays. I would not know what to get. I do not want to burn blue rays either, but if there was a better drive to get that did burn blue rays I would consider getting that instead.​​I think we still need to get a wireless card, and I am not sure if we need a sound card. We will use a HD TV for a monitor, or is there a problem with doing that? These are, to be honest, just best guess as to what we need. I think they are all compatible but I could be completely wrong. The only thing I need to keep the same is the case, everything else can be changed.

I was also thinking of using Windows 7, would Windows 8 or something else be better?
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Answer:Yet another gaming computer build -- need advice

My suggestions:

You have a Z77 Motherboard, which allows for overclocking, and your CPU is not overclock-ble. I would suggest upgrading to the i5-3570k, as it is only a few dollars more, and allows for overclocking. The alternative is to downgrade to a H77 motherboard if you do not plan to overclock at all.

I've also noticed that the Motherboard you linked is only $90, rather than the $200 you described. (Have you linked the wrong board???).

If you plan to overclock, and your budget is $200 I would definitely go for something like:

I would recommend purchasing an aftermarket CPU cooler. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a great little cooler for only $35. It will be quieter, give better temperatures and allow for much more effective overclocking if you desire.

A 850W power supply is overkill for your build, and could only be justified if you plan to SLI two GTX 660 Ti's in the future. The PSU you have chosen is also only 80 plus bronze, which is good but not great. I would recommend going quality over quantity, and go for something like these:

Apart from that, I think that you have great build in the makings

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Hello! A friend and I were casually talking about him getting a new PC that'd be good for some of the up-and-coming games that we like to play (SC2 and D3, whenever that is). Anyway, he just threw it out that there he wouldn't mind putting one together for less than 1k and I thought... why not?

Purpose: Gaming @ high quality to max settings for majority of up-and-coming games
Budget: 1000
Location: Canada, willing to buy online
Old parts: mouse + keyboard, monitor, speakers
OS: don't have
Cooling: preferably nothing beyond what comes stock

So... what I came up with on the fly and I'd like your advice on is this...

cooler master scout @ $100
Corsair TX750 750W PSU @ $95
Phenom II x2 555 @ $125 (why's there no BE on NCIX?)
OCZ 1333MHz 9-9-9-20 2x2GB Memory @ $110
Radeon 4870 @ $195 (not necessarily at ncix for that price)
Gigabyte MA770T UD3P Mobo
Western Digital 1TB Black @ $96
Windows 7 OEM @ $118
Any DVD ROM @ $30

Comes to under 1000.

Some thoughts to begin with... I would have liked to throw in a quad core processor (or core i CPU) as well as a 5000 series GPU . but the budget told me to stick with a dual core AMD and a cheaper graphics solution. not sure if that's realy the right sacrifice... but that's what i did.

PSU... not sure how much wattage i need. just pulled 750 out of the air.

Case... not sure what's really necessary.. but the Scout looks pretty cool =\

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Answer:Build advice: Gaming sub-$1000

Hi matchu 99.00 45.00 119.00 109.00 89.00 230.300
Western Digital 1TB Black @ $96 100.00
Windows 7 OEM @ $118
Any DVD ROM @ $30

This setup gets you a MB that has the 750 Southbridge that you need to unlock the disabled cores. The x3 720 can be had for around the same price, is a black edition, will give you a full Ghz OC, and has three cores even if the 4th core will not unlock, or is a dud. (important because more and more games are using 2+ cores). The 5830 is close to the 4870 in performance, but you get DX 11 for future considerations. The cpu is a BE for easier and more flexible OC'ing. I threw in there an after market cooler for OC'ing. The MB has a second PCIE slot for VGA upgrade if the mood strikes you Newegg CA would not connect when i tried it a few mins ago, so I will let you find them if you like it.

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So after literally almost 6 months of research on gaming computers, i've finally learned enough to attempt to build one. My budget is $1000 Canadian firm.I believe that this is the best gaming computer for the $1000 budget, but if you have any different parts or advice that I could take into consideration for this build, it would be most appreciated.This is my parts list:CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  ($158.98 @ DirectCanada) CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Canada Computers) Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($76.50 @ Vuugo) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($81.79 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($56.95 @ Vuugo) Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($199.99 @ NCIX) Case: Thermaltake Versa H23  ATX Mid Tower Case  ($45.99 @ NCIX) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ NCIX) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ DirectCanada) Total: $835.16Note that this list includes the operating system, and case. This list includes mail-in rebates, but excludes all tax and shipping/handling costs.==========================I would like to know a few things, first of all, the PSU listed is 750w, but on the XFX webpage, it states that the minimum requi... Read more

Answer:Tips or advice/suggestions on first gaming build?

I'd recommend something along this line. only other thing I would change would be an SSD for the OS and the apps you want to respond faster.

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hi, since my old gaming pc became so outdated and un-able to play modern games to a satisfying standard i decided it was time for a completely new pc. However instead of buying a pre-assembled pc ive decided to buy the parts seperatley and build the pc myself. Ive assembled a few computers at school and in my free time so i have a fairly good understanding on how to construct the pc, the only problem is picking the correct parts to put into the pc. I dont have a fixed budget however i would like the final cost to come somewhere around the £500 - £600 mark. Anymore than that is getting to expensive for me at the moment. This is the current specification i was thinking about using, anyone care to cast their opinions or advice?

Cpu - Intel i3 560 3.33Ghz £112.50
Hdd - Western digital caviar black sata 6 gb/s 640 gb £ 49.98
Psu - Novatech powerstation gaming silent ATX2 600W £ 49.98
Ram - Kingston DDR3 4Gb £ 55.00
Optical drive - Samsung S223C £ 15.98

however i do not know which motherboard or graphics card would be best for this gaming rig? or if the hardware ive chosen is worth the money or if im better off going for a more powerful component?

any help would be much appreciated, thank you

Answer:Gaming PC build, expert advice required

What about other components like monitors, mouse, and os. Do you have those yet?

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Hi there. I'm in need of a computer upgrade. Instead of buying from a major dealer (like Dell) I heard it's better to try and build a PC myself. But I only know the basics about computers, and can't really tell what makes one component better than another.

I read that I should begin by looking for a processor and then motherboard. Any recommendations on what processor would be solid for online gaming purposes?

I don't plan on doing any overclocking.

I'd like to end up with a PC that can handle the latest PC games for at least a year before needing upgrades. The budget for the entire PC is in the neighborhood of $1500 US.

Thanks for any advice you can offer.

Answer:Novice seeks advice on gaming build

Here ya go:
Antec Sonata-II Case w/ 450Watt PSU - $99.99 ($59 after rebate)

Pioneer 16x DVD +/-R,RW/DL - $31.82

Asus P5W DH Deluxe Motherboard - $249.99

OCZ DDR2-800, CAS4 2x1gig (2gigs total) - $262.99 ($232 after rebate)

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 - $222.99

Seagate Barracuda 120GIG SATA drive - $55.99

Sapphire X1900GT PCI-Express 256MB - $199.99

Creative Xi-Fi XTremeMusic 7.1 - $92.99 ($72 after rebate)

Windows XP Pro SP2 w/ Vista Upgrade Coupon - $139.99
~$1360 leaving some cash for your choice of LCD monitor/keyboard. (that's without any rebates.. full pay price. Deduct rebates from that)

The videocard is "trailing edge" for the simple reason that Vista/DX10 is around the corner. Your motherboard will support both SLI and Crossfire so you can upgrade a year from now to the "hottest" thing DX10, but the X1900GT is a smoking videocard in it's own right. ... Read more

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Hello, I have been learning about how to build my own pc recently. I am very new so I don't know what I should do yet.
Is AMD 64 the best way to go? I'd like to build a machine as cheaply as possible while getting the most bang for my buck.

I am upgrading from a 2001 eMachine so it won't take a lot to blow me away. The main thing I guess is being able to play the newest games at decent graphics settings while maintaining good frames per secs.

I've been told that AMD 64 is much better and it doesn't seem a lot more expensive. I see the front side bus and memory used for AMD 64 mobos are better. And if I want to go PCI Express I think that's the only way. On the other hand I've read that very few programs are 64 bit and I wonder how many games are utilizing the 64 bit technology at the present? Or how much that effects speeds.

If I get a 64 bit system, I won't be able to afford anything other than Win XP Home. I'm not sure what that will mean. I'm hoping I can find one for around 60 bucks.
I'm going to be on a very limited budget for the foreseeable future. Though, I don't want to make a decision that I will regret later on either.
Of course it would be good not to have to upgrade in a year.

I've been trying to learn about AMD 64 technology and just how much better it is than 32.
The AMD 64 3000 is listed at 1.8 Ghz freq:

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Answer:Gaming Machine/first build----AMD 32 or 64?? Fairly limited budget...Advice?

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Right, so my mother has had quite an issue with her computer for a long time. I never use the PC, so I haven't been able to actually experience all the symptoms. I believe she has a virus. And these are the symptoms I've experienced.
- Random freezing and crashing.
- Computer refuses to install Windows Updates. Even something as little as 1.0mb
- Couldn't install anti-virus software as if something was blocking it from finalizing the process.
- Avast anti-virus scans hangs on one thing indefinitely as if something is stopping it on purpose
I have tried using Malware Bytes to scan for anything but to no avail. And the avast just refuses to work.
This is what the DDS.txt has found.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Alicia at 12:21:21 on 2014-08-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2999.1266 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
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Answer:Not sure what's going on; details inside

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first t... Read more

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Trying to access one of my hard drives resulted in My Computer locking up, and upon ending the process explorer seems to get shut down. Task manager wouldn't come up so I'm forced to reset. Also trying to play something in winamp resulted in a sound driver error, when it was working fine beforehand.

I'm currently running Avast and MalwareBytes, and will keep this topic updated, I hope I can fix this....

If anyone has any input please share.


I'm hoping this was just a random fluke and I'm being paranoid about nothing. Both MalwareBytes and Avast have come up with absolutely nothing on my main drive, though I'm still scanning my backup drive.


Weird, all those problems stopped on their own, guess it was just a fluke.

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Hi there,

I've been getting a bluescreen for the past week at very random occasions and would like to solve this problem rolleyes

Bluescreen info:

Tech info
Stop: 0x0000000A,0x00000004,0x00000002,0x0000000,0x804EC541

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2
Anti-Virus: Kaspersky
Firewall: Router integrated NAT firewall. Windows Firewall disabled.

MSI-PT890 Neo Motherboard
Pentium D 925 "Presler" Processor
Gainward Bliss 7600 GT PCX Graphics Card
Kingston DDR-2 533 RAM
Two IDE Harddrives, with one having the OS on it. 80gb,160gb (os)
One SATA Harddrive 250gb
Netgear 614v3 Router

This hardware configuration is about a month old.

Description of Problem:
About once every two days my computer crashes without any apparent reason. Sofar I've noted it doesn't relate to any specific application being run.
The Bluescreen says something about new hardware/software. I haven't installed any new hardware recently and not any noteworthy new software.

Thanks for the help in advance

Answer:Bluescreen - Details inside


Fixing that sucks. Try a repair install, I think that might fix it.

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I get "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
I've never seen it before because i'm usually away from the computer when it happens, possibly it does this when in sleep mode.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF880072A6817
BCP3: FFFFF880099D2900
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Feel free to ask questions.

Attachment includes Information with SF Diagnostic Tool.

Answer:BSOD Details Inside!

Your graphics driver caused both the BSODs update it:
Name AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
fffff880`07216000 fffff880`07a27000 atikmdag Fri Nov 26 03:46:44 2010 (4CEF1F94)

Also do the following:
Install SP1
Uninstall Daemon Tools

Update the following drivers:
AMD High Definition Audio Device
fffff880`07ca0000 fffff880`07cc0000 AtihdW76 Wed Nov 17 13:02:04 2010 (4CE3C43C)

Realtek High Definition Audio
fffff880`094e7000 fffff880`09757c00 RTKVHD64 Tue Nov 23 11:14:08 2010 (4CEB93F0)

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
fffff880`07b85000 fffff880`07bf5000 Rt64win7 Mon Mar 21 14:20:32 2011 (4D8750A0)

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Hey everybody!

I recently managed to get my computer loaded with a number of different viruses. To make a long story short, I downloaded/ran an .exe program that I later found out was full of viruses/keyloggers.

I ran a bunch of scans (Malwarebytes, Avast, McAfee, then after I uninstalled McAfee, Kaspersky. Now everything seems to be back to normal. It might just be me, but my computer still seems a tiny bit slower than it was before all this happened (I'd like to put emphasis on the possibility that it could just be me being cautious). I'm also not sure if there are any keyloggers left, so I would really appreciate it if you guys could look through my logs or not to see if I'm clean.

Known [previous?] Viruses: Right after I opened up that deadly .exe file, my links from the google results page started taking me to RANDOM pages, with nothing to do with what I searched for. Shortly after, EVERY program that I would open up would have a few "error messages" before it, with just little pop up windows saying "Error C:/blahblah", and only after I exited out of 2 or 3 of those, would the program would open.
Also, I ran a virus scan the a couple nights back after I infected my computer, and when I looked at it in the morning, "Windows Police Pro" was up. Knowing this was a fake program, I closed out of it and deleted it via HKEYblah, and the task manager (and I also deleted the WPP files on my local disk). Next morning, it was back aga... Read more

Answer:I think I have a keylogger (Details inside!)

Please disregard this post. I've found help elsewhere.

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Accidentally posted twice. Please view the other thread of the same name!
Sorry about that.

Answer:I think I have a keylogger (Details inside!)

Not a problem. Please respond to the other thread here:

Closing this one.

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Hey all, very frustrated here, any help would be brilliant.

If need anything else ill do my best.


Answer:Several BSOD all different, details inside.

Hello JT and welcome to Sevenforums!

To be able to help you we'll need a little more information on a few things. Please read the below tutorial, to figure how to make a complete post. By that, we're able to investigate your crashes to the end. If you're having any questions just ask us.

Thank you for you attention!

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Ok here s the deal: (windows vista)

I pressed CTRL+ALt+DL and in "processes" i accidentally shut down "explorer.exe"

Now im a PC noob so i pressed the 5sec OFF bottom because i did not know how to fix it.

I restart the PC and it starts to the UserScreen, then it stops

I can hover the mouse but i cannot click to the pic of the actual User, to login.

But i can start in safe mode.

Help greatly appreciated !!!

Answer:pc does not start up - details inside

50 views ? cmon ppl im screwed here :(

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First off, I have a Windows Premium Home Vista One, 32bit.

My computer was acting up and had frequent random shutdowns, so I decided to do the system recovery and restore it to factory settings. Everything was going great, I was putting all my files back into the computer when the frequent crahses started coming up. They would either come up after I tried rebooting the computer or about 5 minutes after I'm logged in and everything. It's where the blue screen comes up and usually either of these messages comes up with of course other text:




I heard it somehing to do with my drive or something, I'd appreciate any insight and help on this recurring issue. I'm really not that great with computers.

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
- the original installed OS on the system? YES
- an OEM or full retail version? - OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 4 years old
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 5 years old

Answer:Help with crashes, more details inside

You had the Blue Screen of Death, not a good thing. But we can help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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my problem is : when im online i keep getting this window opening and then closing right away in the task bar, i play multiplayer games and this little window opening is affecting the online play and i also noticed that sometimes the color brightness is changed (in the game not the computer itself)without me doing it .i did virus scan (clean), scan from there (clean) and pandasoftware (clean)ohh almost forgot ad-aware scan .i just dont know .and if anyone can help me get rid of AOL everything from my computer would be great also i cant get rid of it all.i will be looking forward to seeing an e-mail from you, thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:06:07 AM, on 11/17/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Tech\Wheel Mouse\5.0\MOUSE32A.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXEC:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exeC:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exeC:\PROGRA~1\... Read more

Answer:Virus... Not Really Sure *details Inside*

Hi and Welcome to bleeping computer!! My name is David Please do both of the following before we start if possible!:1) Please print off these intructions - they will be needed later when internet access is not available.2) Save these instructions in word/notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found for the same reasons as above.There is a bit to do on the log - i can almost guaruntee ewido will remove something - it's also a good free tool to keep in your arsenal! Please download ewido security suite it is a free version of the program.Install ewido security suiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck.Install background guardInstall scan via context menuLaunch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.The program will now open to the main screen.When you run ewido for the first time, you may get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.Then click on Start Update.The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
(the status bar at the bottom will display ("Update successful") If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.ewido manual updatesOnce the updates are installed do the following:Click on scannerClick on Complete System Scan and the scan wil... Read more

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Ok well before I start off, I'd like to say that I have cleared the main annoyances of my problem. I registered here because I still think, however, that I am vulnerable to attacks. The firewall within Spy Sweeper is still picking up and blocking things.

The problem I had before included many different trojans and spyware, that got wrapped into a single download my sister got. Apparently she doesn't know not to open 21kb .exe files...

The precautions I've taken so far were as follows:
1. Turned off my internet, I knew a trojan would likely redownload itself until all of its virus and spyware files were removed. I put my internet back on when I thought this was the case.

2. Did a scan with AVG Anti-Virus Free, and it was unable to remove most of what it found... What remained, I was able to delete by finding manually with the help of the AVG logs. (Details about viruses will be below)

3. Did a scan with WebRoot Spy Sweeper, it found a lot of things and got rid of them. (Details about this will be below)

4. Found some IE plugins that didn't belong with the Spy Sweeper's Browser Helper Objects section and removed them. For the first time after doing that, I finally stopped having a hijacked homepage.

Anyway, the problems were as follows:
1. Homepage was jacked by one of a million different "your pc is insecure" programs that tried to sell me on scams. This one took me to uptodateprotection(dot)com (don't want to make a link), as well as syssecurityp... Read more

Answer:HJT Log and lots of details inside.

It won't allow me to edit this so I'm just going to post.

I have a quick update. I'm still experiencing every bit of the winlogon.exe errors, I've gotten what appears to be memory errors, a blue screen, and the send error report type errors when starting up the PC just now.

Additionally, 2 more of the places my firewall has blocked are and "OWNUSA(dot)INFO" (used caps).

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Trying to access one of my hard drives resulted in My Computer locking up, and upon ending the process explorer seems to get shut down. Task manager wouldn't come up so I'm forced to reset. Also trying to play something in winamp resulted in a sound driver error, when it was working fine beforehand.

I'm currently running Avast and MalwareBytes, and will keep this topic updated, I hope I can fix this....

If anyone has any input please share.


Whoops! Didn't see the Security & Malware Removal forum until after I posted, I posted this there, this topic can be deleted.

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So right now, my PS3 is connected via an HDMI cable to my 22" dell monitor with a DVI adapter. My sound is an RCA to 3.5mm cable. I want to record and play in HD. What is the best capture card for me? (around $100)

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Hey guys. I currently have AVG Free Edition 8.0 installed on my computer and my lastest can, which was last night, came up with multiple infections.

Details of My Computer:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
My account is an administator account
AV/AS Program is AVG Free Edition

After AVG detect the infections and attempted to clean the infections, it prompted me to reboot. After reboot the infections re-appeared. I downloaded and installed SpyBot and ran its scan and Immunized my computer but the problem still exists. I seemed to have opened up a hornets nest I guess.

These are the infections AVG is picking up:

These infections seem to be infecting my .dll's and .exe's as AVG reports.

-HiJackThis LOG-
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:38:10 PM, on 3/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
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Answer:Multiple Infections - Details inside

I will be posting some updated logs but I will still need some help as it seems no matter what scanner I use, the virus still comes back after reboot.

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This error message appears after Windows XP tries to load.

"Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000135 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down."

I've tried rebooting in Safe Mode and Debugging mode. This message still appears. I've tried cleaning the inside, dusting it, putting a fan at it, and plugging it into different power sources. Still won't work.

I recently cleaned out a few viruses (VBS Solow and its variants), and this occurred after turning the computer on a few hours later.

Any help would be appreciated greatly.

Answer:System won't boot.. (more details inside);en-us;156669

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Ok Techies, I need some real help on this one....

Older Gateway P3 500mhz last week was working fine...
I don't know the exact details it is my mom's PC and I am giving it a whirl at it... Was working fine then one day she says everytime she boots after bios black screen says"no OS found"

So I pick up thePC and bios won't and can't find a Hard drive.
Maybe bad drive, I remove and replace it with a good one w/ OS already installed.. NO OS found..
I insert Windows Xp disc in CD rom and it loads drivers and then begin to install, next "windows can't continue no HD detected.

Back to bios check Periph.. no primary (none)
secondary shows (cd rom)

I try swapping out

Hard drives..
New ribbon cable...
Switch IDE spots on mobo...
Try to run HD & CD on same line set one for slave.. (didn't work)
Try hooking up HD and remove CD
Bios still shows None for primary and secondary...

Bios recognizes CD roms... but won't detect any HD's...

I try to reset Bios (nvidia) w/ jumper... still same
Removed battery cleaned contacts ... still won't find HD
Ok I'm at wits end .. can't think of anything else to try...

Beg and plead anyone w/ ideas feel free to post...

Truly appreciate any help and suggestions

Answer:Bios/PC can't find HD details inside

Have you tried a different power connector on the hard drive? Also try entering the hard drive parameters manually in the BIOS.

Good luck.


On a side note, it is possible that the CMOS battery is dead. On some older machines if the battery goes the BIOS won't detect the hard drive.

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I'm posting this from safe mode w/ networking as I don't know where else to turn.
I did a sfc scan and it stopped at 57% and I followed online instructions to obtain the sfc.txt. Here are the files unable to be fixed. The 2 corrupted are bcdedit.exe and wucltux.dll

Another thing to note. I've had this Lenovo y580 laptop for about a month and a half now and I've had to use "one key recovery" to wipe everything about 3 times. This thing will work fine for like 2 weeks then out of nowhere all these error messages and applications will start crashing. The HDD and memory health is fine from all scans from lenovo support they performed.

I only have warranty for hardware and I've been on the phone w/ them about a dozen times total. Now they want me to do a clean install by sending in recovery disks which would cost $60. Software warranty is extra $ which I'm very tight on. If I could manually try to fix this it'd be a godsend. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. I also use MSE and malwarebytes so don't think its a virus it must be a flaw in the system. Thanks very much

Answer:SFC Details inside. How do I fix these corrupted files?

Hello JJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here's a clean copy of those files from my system in the ZIP file below. After you extract (drag and drop) them from the ZIP file to your desktop and unblock them, the TIP box below will explain how to replace them in your C:\Windows\System32 folder.

You will need to take ownership and set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full Control" of the original file in your current installation before you will be allowed to replace it with the extracted copy.

If the system file is in use and you are unable to replace it with the extracted copy, then: Open a Command Prompt at boot.
Do steps 4B to 4D in this tutorial first to verify the drive letter of your Windows 7 drive. It's not always C: at boot.
Type in the command below to copy and replace the original file with the extracted replacement file.
Copy /Y "full path of extracted replacement file" "full path of original Windows 7 system file"
For example:
If the extracted replacement uDWM.DLL is on my desktop, then I would use type this in the command prompt at boot and press enter.

Copy /Y "C:\Users\User-name\Desktop\uDWM.dll" "C:\Windows\System32\uDWM.dll"

Hope this helps,

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A little background:

Around a year ago I had signed up for Private Internet Access, which installs the TAP9 driver (OpenVPN I believe). I started to get blue screens on my machine (Win7 Ultimate x64), so I installed it on a 2nd Windows machine (identical OS). Same thing. As soon as I started the VPN, blue screen. I installed VirtualBox VM software, same thing on both machines. After trying various things, I ended up sending the motherboard back to ASRock (It was a Z87 Professional). They found nothing wrong, but I ended up doing a fresh install of Win7 and everything was great for about a year. Then I started having machine lockups and found out that my SSDs (Samsung 840 EVOs) were victim to the slowdowns that a lot of people were complaining about. I tried upgrading the firmware and running their "fix", then the blue screens started to happen again, this time at random times. Removed the drives, did a fresh install onto some WD Black drives, and everything was working fine. I thought the motherboard had finally crapped out as even with the onboard LAN ports, the network icon would end up with a yellow exclamation mark after about 5 minutes of usage. I had to use an add-on card to get it to work, so I decided to just build a pretty much brand new system.

I just built it today:
ASRock Extreme6/ac / Intel i7-5930K (brand new)
32Gb G.skill DDR4 (new)
Samsung 850 Pro (apparently these drives did not have the same problems as the 840s) (new) ... Read more

Answer:BSOD After connecting to VPN (details inside)

No one has any ideas either? I am stumped myself how this could happen. I tried connecting to a different router but with the same effect last night. Of course it's going through my FIOS router, but it kind of has to. I might try enabling the onboard Wi-Fi tonight and connecting via my phone's hotspot, I'm that much out of ideas.

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hi all. i've a big problem. my internet goes slow after a few minutes i opened it.
first i updated my programs and then restarted with safe mode. made a full scan with ad-aware and delete all the files that were founded. then made a scan with AVG the results of it:

then i opened ewido and scanned with it too.
ewido anti-malware - Scan report

+ Created on: 18:25:10, 11.05.2006
+ Report-Checksum: 128418D2

+ Scan result:

[232] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ovxejfcb.dll -> Proxy.Agent.jz : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\ersin\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Specificclick : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\ersin\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\ersin\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Tacoda : Cleaned with backup
C:\Documents and Settings\ersin\Local Settings\Temp\dmx8.tmp -> : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fdconfig.dll -> Adware.Virtumonde : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mljgf.dll -> Adware.Virtumonde : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ovxejfcb.dll -> Proxy.Agent.jz : Cleaned with backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Service.exe -> Proxy.800 : Cleaned with backup
C:\WIND... Read more

Answer:fdconfig.dll and more problems, details inside.

nobody? please i really need your help

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Hey guys! Was sup, I am back after like couple years. How's things going? Well I haven't posted in a while and I need some help.

This is the laptop that I have.

I want to buy it some RAM, but I am not sure if it will work and what PIN to get. I am browsing through new egg and found this.

It says on the site that my laptop can use the DDR2 400mhz speed but I just want to make sure that it is going to work. You guys mind helping me look around to find the exact details on my laptop? Btw, I have installed 256 in one slot.

Thanks guys,

Answer:Laptop Memory [Details Inside]

Crucial Details on what your machine uses:

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So, my laptop has been freezing. But not exactly randomly. I can run AIM for roughly 5-10min without a freeze-up (aka, nothing works/opens, but I can still move the mouse). OR I can open up firefox and it will run no problems on about half of the sites/forums I usually browse. And lastly, I have tried to scan the computer several times, but it freezes up almost exactly halfway through (three times now), and then I can press the "Quarantine" button and it will freeze again halfway through deleting what's there (just tracking cookies).

I'm one of those people with a secondary computer, one for gaming, one for everything else. My laptop is that everything else computer, and it's quite annoying having to alt-tab out of my precious games. Worst case, I may resort to re-formatting.

If you need anymore information, I'd be happy to give it. I don't know the exact specs of the computer, as I really never cared what they were, being my secondary computer, and I can't open the system info without it freezing, so I did the best I could copying specs from a website then changing what I remembered. But it's a Dell Inspiron 1501, and you can look it up yourself if the below specs isn't enough information, or I might be able to help out.

* AMD Sempron 3500+ (1.8GHz/512Kb)
* 15.4" Ultrasharp WXGA display
* 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (1 DIMM)
* ATI Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory (Integrated graphics)
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Answer:Laptop keeps freezing, details inside

You may have a corrupted or bad hard drive

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HP Pavilion AMD Athalon XP 2600+ - 512MB RAM
Defrag/Virus, Spyware, Malware, hard-drive cleanup helped. Still symptoms of infected PC. Simple processes taking up alot of CPU usage. HD Clicking was occurring, was able to minimize occurence, if not stop it entirely.

Need some help figuring out where this machine is being bogged down. Any help would be appreciated!

HJT posted below.

Answer:HP Running Slow lately - Details Inside


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But first, you must answer my question.Whats wrong with my computer speakers?Why cant I get sound from them? I tried the help topic about speakers not working. They are also set up correctly. Is my motherboard screwed up? I did have a new power supply put in recently (by pros) so I consider that a possability.

Answer:Sex, porn etc. Details inside topic

Is your sound onboard or is it PCI or USB?

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Hello, there i hope you guys can work if not then maybe lead to where i can get help.
So after about leaving my computer on for more than 3 or 4 days on. I will start to get some weird issues. I decided i would go to event viewer to check it out. I keep getting event ID 2001 about twice every minute nonstop.
Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-PerfDisk
Date: 7/5/2011 10:24:44
Event ID: 2001
Task Category: None
Level: Warning
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: ChrisDesktop-PC
Unable to read performance data for the Disk performance counters.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-PerfDisk" Guid="{7F9D83DE-8ABB-457F-98E8-4AD161449ECC}" EventSourceName="PerfDisk" />
<EventID Qualifiers="32768">2001</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-07-05T17:24:44.000000000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Security />
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Answer:Event ID 2001 help details inside

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Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 62-0524-001131-00101111-040201-VIA_K7$KM266_MS8158EC SERIES 05/24/2004
Motherboard Name Matsonic MS8158D/E

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 200 MHz
Bandwidth 1600 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 190 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset KM266

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Matsonic, Inc.
Product Information
BIOS Download
Click to expand...

I currently already has 2 hard disks, wanting to purchase another one online. Firstly, its a SATA hard disk, so im not sure if my MB supports only IDE, or SATA.

Secondly, is there any other compatibility issue apart from IDE/SATA? Looking for a 400gb Internal Hard disk.

Key Features:

Size: 3.5 inches
Capacities: 400 GB
Speed: 7,200 RPM
Interfaces: SATA 1.5 GB/s
Seek Time: 8.5 ms

Detailed information in a pdf file can be found here : Read more

Answer:Not sure if my MB supports IDE/SATA. Details of MB inside

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ok, 3 days ago my computer was working completely fine. that night i downloaded a zip file for a video. the next morning my comp told me that i needed to install "important updates" [which i think was just the windows sp2] and when the computer restarted i needed to install the latest version of java so i let that install and update.

then after all the updates were installed my computer started acting weird. i couldnt open pages like,, or my online school which is, i also can't open pages where there are multiple images. i've tried to uninstall everything that updated so it was back to the way it was, but my browsers are unable to download and they're still unable to open myspace and the other sites. i use opera as my main browser, firefox when opera doesn't work, and chrome as my last resort. but i also have safari and IE installed but im unable to use them

i've tried to do a system restore to 3 days ago but it says the only restore point was 8/24/09 at 10:24 am, so that wont work.

so is there a way to make my computer work normally again? all i really want is to be able to download again and open the webpages b/c i REALLY REALLY need my school page to open any help will be much appriciated

Answer:i need help. theres a couple problems. [details inside]

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So right now, my PS3 is connected via an HDMI cable to my 22" dell monitor with a DVI adapter. My sound is an RCA to 3.5mm cable. I want to record and play in HD. What is the best capture card for me? (around $100)

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Alright, I am using Windows Vista.

Since about three days ago I CANNOT logon into Msn Live Messenger nor the online to check my e-mails.

It seems this problem also occurs when I try to buy things online like Ebay.

Msn Messenger gives me this error code: 80048820 (Extended: 80048439)

I tried all the suggest things in the Help Topic. Nothing worked.

The last suggestion is to :"Reregister the SSL security libraries"

In Windows Vista, click the Start button, and then click in the Start Search box.
Type each of the following commands, and then press ENTER. After each command is executed successfully, you will receive a "DllRegisterServer succeeded" message. Wait until you receive this message before continuing to the next command.

* REGSVR32 softpub.dll
* REGSVR32 wintrust.dll
* REGSVR32 initpki.dll
* REGSVR32 Rsaenh.dll
* REGSVR32 Mssip32.dll
* REGSVR32 Cryptdlg.dll
* REGSVR32 Dssenh.dll
* REGSVR32 Gpkcsp.dll
* REGSVR32 Slbcsp.dll
* REGSVR32 Sccbase.dll

Click to expand...

When I enter about half of the entries I get an error(The ones in bold):

So should I re-download the missing stuff? I don't understand wintrust because I redownloaded another one and it still doesn't work.

I really need help, hope I was clear enough.

P.S Googling the error code is a waste of time -_-

Answer:Problem with MSN on Vista(Details inside)

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Having a TON of problems with popup ads here the last week or so.

Seems to be OuterInfo and SetTheTrend or something majorly.

Sometimes I'll get a Visual C++ buffer overrun error which shuts down my desktop (goes blank) and forces a reboot.

Getting this error on startup also, if it matters:
c:\windows\system32\ddayv.exe (errors with path/registry/etc)

Running WindowsXP (w/ all updates) and AVG (paid edition).

Here are the logs:

[Panda Active SCAN]:

Incident Status Location
Spyware:spyware/virtumonde Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:Cookie/YieldManager Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt ... Read more

Answer:Logs/Reports, Please Help When Available! -details inside-


Still looking for assistance. Thanks!

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I need help.. when i was running a radeon 9250 256 onboard ( it doesnt have vertex 3.0 ) i was getting decent framerates.. then i installed a bfg tech nvidea 6200 256 onboard card.. and my framerates were okay.. after a little bit of play.... My graphics are slowing down.. way down,... im getting like 2 fps in wow.. And I can barley even play Hell of Sands falling game ( a flash game... ).. I need some help and some direction...

anyone willing to spend the time to help me it will be greatly appriciated.

Answer:My Graphics are Fawked!.. Help.. More details inside.

Did you uninstall the previous cards drivers ? You could also try uninstalling and re-installing the new cards drivers.Also make sure the graphics card your using is selected as the default device.
I imagine you have enough RAM to not be causing problems.
You could also try installing the latest version of Nvidia Physx from their website.

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I have a GF8200a mobo.
I bought some ram a while back and recently one of the sticks kinda stopped working so I sent for a replacement. During that time I had 3 1 gig sticks of ram in this mother board working fine. Today I got my replacement stick from kingston and I put it in the 4th slot and went to boot the computer. It would start up but no display on the screen and none of my usb hardware (mouse keyboard) would come on. I removed the stick went back to my old configuration and got the same issue. Finally I started changing how many sticks I had in what configuration and found that if I had only 2 sticks in the computer would start fine no matter which 2 sticks were in. But as soon as I go to add a 3rd stick of RAM no matter which stick it is I would get the same issue as above. Computer starts but no display or USB.

What could this problem be.

Answer:RAM installation issue. Details inside.

What OS are you using?

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My OS is Windows 8
I use Google Chrome as my default browser but this problem persists with Firefox and IE as well. As of right now,, and will not load at all. The worst of it all is these are the three sites that I most commonly use. I was able to use all of them perfectly fine last night before i went to bed, and now they will not load at all, while other sites load perfectly fine. When i run a ping test through the CMD prompt for these sites

Here are some troubleshooting tips I have tried already:
Check if theirs a browser update (none needed)
Clear cache, cookies, history, etc...
Run a malware scan (0 threats detected)
Run a Virus scan (o threats detected)
Try opening page while using https instead of http
Flush DNS through CMD prompt
Once again only these select few websites wont load while all others work perfectly fine..
Any help or ideas are greatly appreciated. This has been going on for nearly 3 hours now.

Answer:Cant open a few websites. DETAILS INSIDE

That is almost certainly an ISP problem
several US ISPs appear to be having network difficulties today and it is likely that they are all using the same routing
Facebook and Twitter are definitely affected from many locations
All you can do is wait for it to clear up

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Hi There Great site here Hoping i can get some advice on a unknown probelm .Having problems with IE random popups, redirected searches (although not all the time?)Have run AVG9 and Ccleaner which have found nothing . AVG does report that it has found an infection from time to time whilst browsing but doesn't report anything in scans.Any help would be greatly appreciated Many thanks DazLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 14:01:55, on 20/07/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXEC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HiJackT... Read more

Answer:Unknown infection details inside

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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Okay well the problem is my computer keeps freezing while I play games, directx games to be in specific but i havnt played any non direct x games.

Games I've played NBA live 2005, War3, CS:S, i never seem to freeze playing CS:S so it could be something else.

Another thing that could be taken note as that when I turn on my computer, my comp will freeze when it tests the memory in bios. Like it won't even say 'xxx OK' it'll just freeze. Then I restart and then it'll do it, but this is only sometimes, and ussaully always happens after I freeze during gameplay and have to restart.

I've tried formatting, and it didn't work, I've also tried uninstalling my firewire card that I installed recently which I thought was causing the problem, didn't help either. So anyone got any clues? I ran memtest on 700mb of my 1gb ram and all seems okay.

I've attached my DXDiag if you want to take a look at my system specs.

Answer:My Comp is unstable please help details inside

Sounds like a hardware problem. Bad memory or motherboard. Do you have more than one stick of RAM? If so try running the computer with just one. Some motherboards are picky about which brand and type of RAM you use.

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First I was getting continues bsod and I figure out that maybe because I OC my CPU so I reset my bios to normal and my system work for long time without bsod.

Then it occurred later twice one after updating my nvidia driver to 320.18 a week ago so I figured maybe FireFox problem with the new nvidia driver so I unchecked option "use hardware acceleration when available" and there was no bsod for a week, today it occurred after start my system for just few minutes !!

? OS - Windows 7
? x86 x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 64bit sp1
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? retail
? Age of system (hardware) 3 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? reinstalled but I dont remember when.

? CPU: i7 860
? Video Card: 460 gtx
? MotherBoard: Biostar i55
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: Cooler Master 850W Pro

? System Manufacturer: N/A
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom): Desktop PC


Answer:bsod (full details inside)

Hi -

The 2 dumps in the zip are from February snd show the overclock -

BiosReleaseDate = 06/02/2010
SystemManufacturer = BIOSTAR Group
SystemProductName = TPower I55
MaxSpeed: 2800
CurrentSpeed: 3050
We need current dumps.

Run -

Regards. . .



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I was on my PC today and the PC just switched off randomly
i left it a few minutes and tried to switch it back on..

but nothing happend when switching it on? soo i come to the conclusion that the PSU has gone? but i only got it in Jan 09?

basically what happens is when i go to switch my pc on.. the fans start for like 1 second but then go back off.. soo it flicks on then off again..

anyone know how i could sort this or what is the actual problem whether its my PSU or motherboard or what.

Answer:PC Wont power up. HELP :( please. (details inside)

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Hello, community of Bleeping Computer. I have come to this forum for aid of a rather ongoing problem. Yesterday, the computer (which I am currently using), had a very terrible fan problem, which was localized to the Graphics card. After cleaning the fan out, with some compressed air, the fan problem was fixed, albeit temporarily. Ironically another problem has occurred. Before fixing the fan, the PC was running fine; the programs ran under reasonable conditions with great response time. Now, any internet browser like FireFox, or Internet Explorer is inoperable. They will not start up. To add, most of the processes that I happen to run, occur at a very sluggish pace, like a snail crawling down a skyscraper. Trying to load up pages on the internet or opening simple programs take minutes to open up. This shouldn't be happening. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Computer Specifications:Windows 7 Home premium editionProcessor: AMD Phenom II X4 910Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 43508 GBs or RAM Thanks for reading,--Shotgun Nova

Answer:Computer acting slow - details inside.

Hello -
Please help us with a bit more information ........ Post logs one or more at a time (whatever suits you) ..........
If you wish to continue , , All programs are free and there are no costs to you, ever -
Download Screen317Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
Please Copy/Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run
Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
 Checkmark the following boxes:
List content of Hosts
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
Now a few quick cleaners -
Please download Rkill (courtesy of to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need ... Read more

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Hi, recently installed a new cpu motherboard and graphics card. Reinstalled windows, and now the machine is crashing occasionally. It crashes anywhere between instant on start up or 40 minutes into browsing. I uploaded the zip file per your BSOD posting instructions.

I've done a little researching on my own and I think it may have to do with the Realtek audio controller conflicting with my nvidia graphics card in some way. Although since the computer is blue screening I'm hoping your diagnoses might help me figure out if that is actually the problem.

*** STOP: 0x00000124

Answer:Computer blue screened, details inside.

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800a06b028, bf800000, 124}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cfosspeed6.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cfosspeed6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cfosspeed6.sys
Probably caused by : hardware
MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware




Hmm, is your CPU compatible with your new motherboard? Remove Asus TurboLAN.

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How many of you that actually use Vista, use it as your only OS?

Obviously if your job requires you using XP or something else, that doesn't count.

As your personal choice at home or wherever, how many of you use Vista as your only OS, without dual-booting or anything like that?

There is a reason why I ask... I'm curious how many people that have actually given Vista a shot have switched.

Answer:How many of you use Vista full-time (details inside)?

im using it on my main rig

i did get a random BSOD the other day... but has yet to show up again

i get a 4.2 experience rating... i like vista.. and when the fix all that is wrong a lot of other people will enjoy it too

im going to be buying a 2nd copy for my computer im currently building
we use xp at work and my new rig will have xp to start... till i get another copy of vista

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This was my previous topic:
I was instructed to make a new post here with the following information:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.60.2
Run by Elliot at 23:04:44 on 2014-06-07
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.16367.10820 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AXSP\1.00.19\atkexComSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AAHM\1.00.20\aaHMSvc.exe
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Answer:Continuation of a previous topic (details inside)

Hello and Welcome on board Smashbro29 ,my Name is Machiavelli and I will assist you with your problem.If you booted into safe mode on your computer then print my instructions!I'm in the 'Malware Staff Team' and will provide you with advice:To remove Malware on a computer can be very complicated. Malware (malicious software) is able to hide and so I may not be able to find it so easily. In order to remove Malware from you Computer, you need to follow my instructions carefully. Don't be worried if you don't know what to do. just ask me! Please stay in contact with me until the problem is fixed.Below are a few tips:Removing Malware is usually very difficult.We need to search and analyse a lot of files. As this is done in our free time, please be patient especially if I don't answer every day!Please follow these instructionsIf you don't follow the instructions your computer may crash. If you fix your PC by yourself, this can be very risky!Please stay in contact with me until your problem is resolvedAs Malware may not be totally removed in one session or in one day, please stay in contact with me until the problem is resolved.Please don't run any other tools without consulting with me as this can complicate finding and removing all MalwareDon't run any tools while I'm fixing your PC. That is counter productive and again, will only complicate finding and removing all Malware!Read my post completelyIf you don't do so, you may make mistakes that could result in your System crashing ... Read more

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So, I got a new laptop last week, and ever since unboxing it, I've been getting two different BSODs:
This usually happens when DISK is at 100% usage, by whatever reason. There have been a number of different programs or even System that has caused it to be near 100% usage.

For the questions:
? 64 BIT
? What was original installed OS on system? - WINDOWS 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - Came pre-installed.
? Age of system (hardware) - 1 week old.
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - Has never done so. So 1 week old.

? CPU - 8 GB Memory, Intel Core i7 Haswell
? Video Card - Intel
? MotherBoard - It's the one in default Lenovo IdeaPad y410P
? Power Supply - Lenovo, 110W standard U.S.

? System Manufacturer - Lenovo
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - Y410P

Will attach the logs after I finish installing 7Zip.

Answer:Brand-new Computer 2 different BSODs - Details inside.

download seatools burn it to disk and run it. Sounds like your hard drive could be screwed.

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There is a lot of stuff going on with this computer right now...
-It is running really slow
-internet explorer has all these errors
-internet explorer will open hundreds of windows until I turn off computer.
-always just acting up like something is wrong.
-there was vundo previously, got it all fixed, computer was never the same
Hijack Log Below

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:08, on 2009-07-04
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18248)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio Creator 2009\5.0\CPMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Sony Picture Utility\PMBCore\SPUVolumeWatcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Mic... Read more

Answer:Many Problems..Full Details Inside...HJT Log Included

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Hi Guys,

I keep randomly getting the blue screen of death - here are the details that windows reports - would love your help if you could:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000888A
BCP2: C00424B8
BCP3: C0043DC0
BCP4: 8394E6AC
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Thank you!

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Hi, my ATMT MP3 player is completely unresponsive, however, the blue backlight is on with a central icon that usually appears when I'm loading music onto it. The icon is a tiny computer linked to usb or something. I had just added a song into the music_me file when my computer had problems and the MP3 window on the computer went white, so I disonnected the MP3 from my computer. It is now stuck on this screen and I have tried connecting it to my computer again and charging it and nothing is working. I am really concerned can anyone help????? This happened about half an hour ago. I would be grateful for any help.

Answer:My ATMT Mp3 is not working and is unresponsive. More details inside! Can anyone help?

Look in the manual to see if there isn't a way to reset the player.

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hi, i am using windows xp and when i power it up it loads to windows and after couple minutes of using it, it makes beeping like sound 3 times and windows goes to the blue screen error and shuts down automatically.

Just before blue screen i cannot move my mouse.
sometimes after blue screen shutdown i am unable to turn on computer as it will still be at blue screen but other times it will start normally but does as above and blue screen and shuts down again.

Is this a hardware or spywares/malware problem? if so how do i fix it?

your help is appreciated thank you.

ps: i am trying to preserve date long enough to atleast transfer it online or onto another computer.

Answer:Help! after start up computer shuts down....(details inside)

Open the case and lift out each memory stick (RAM). Reseat firmly.

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So, recently when attempting to log on to my computer, I found that it prompted me for a log on password, which i had disabled the last time I had the computer running. A blank password did not work, and my old password did not work. Neither did any of my normal passwords for other services. After no luck, I decided to remove the CMOS battery for an hour to make it forget the passwords.

After reinstalling the CMOS battery, I attempted to boot the computer. Nothing appeared via my Monitor and the PC refused to stop trying to run the empty CD drive. I placed in a Windows installation CD to see if that would resolve my issue. It did not. (It may be worth noting here that my drive, despite having proper firmware and all up to date drivers, is not capable of reading 90% of CDs, nor burning CDs, but has no problems with reading or burning DVDs)

I then shut down the computer again, removed plugs and such as per usual to avoid ESD, flushed the power out and unplugged the CD Drive. Hooked everything up again and attempted to boot. With no hookup to the CD drive, the CD drive did not attempt to read, but the computer simply ran doing nothing. It did not attempt to read the floppy drive (It is a newer computer, I always install a FDD for repair purposes.) Nor did it attempt to read the HDD.

I shut it down again, checked all connections and can't seem to figure out what's wrong. No pieces appear burned out. Attempted boot again, same problem. Could not enter BIOS settings... Read more

Answer:Computer completely unresponsive, details inside

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OK, firstly I'm not sure If I posted this in the right topic. But I tried. Anyway, my computers sound works fine (so I don't want many people saying things like "turn your speakers on" or "check the volume") because I can listen to downloaded media and itunes/windows media player. The problem is when I got to websites like youtube, and myspace. I can watch videos but no sound plays for either. Its getting quite annoying.

Answer:Sound not working for internet. Details Inside

bump, anyone?

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I recently lost over 500 episode of anime (about 100 gbs of info on my External Hard Drive). My DivX player (like Real Player) wasn't working so I downloaded it again and reinstalled it in the same place. It asked "Would you like to save over repeating files?" or something along those lines and i clicked "Yes to All". Somehow it deleted all of my anime episodes in the folders and now i really need help. Would anyone happen to know a software that is free i can use to get it all back, i am really pissed and i cant find anything without paying from 40$ and up... I need to find a free recovery program that will recover up to 100gb of info. Please help!

Oh yeah and if anyone knows any alternate ways to fix this please tell me that as well.


Answer:I need to Restore Lost files---Details inside, please help.

You can use EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. It's not free but I think it worth to try. You can use the demo first.

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Hey guys... I really haven't had this problem before. My internet is very good - DSL. For the last 2 days, it's been running VERY slowly - it's been taking one minute or more to load every webpage. Downloads that have went 140kb/s are now going 500bytes - 2kb/s. My Google customized homepage takes 2 minutes to load I've run a spyware/adware scan, and it's still not working. I really don't recall doing anything that might have caused this.

I am running Windows XP.

I WOULD post a hijack this scan, but the download goes SO slow, and in the middle of the download I get the following error message:
Internet Explorer cannot download from [or other download source]

An unexpected error has occurred.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:Internet Running VERY Slowly - Details Inside

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Okay everyone, I will post a quick history and get to down to business quickly.
I am usually a responsible adult in terms of computer protection, this time I wasn't. I stupidly downloaded and ran .exe files from applications-station trying to get free software and I regret it and I admit my stupidity.
I now have a problem with ad pop-ups in IE and Firefox(main browser), But more importantly I am worrid about other malware and possible key-loggers.
All help is greatly appreciated.
P.S. A full reset of FireFox seems to have rid of the pop-ups.
P.S.S. I will also post a MBAM log scan which I ran after the incident,it found ~60 potential threats. Maybe it will be of some use.
P.S.S.S. I see that others have been suggested NOT to post an MBAM log unless requested. I have removed the log for now. Feel free to request it.
P.S.S.S.S. Apparently it would be best if I did nothing and just waited for help. well... derp...
P.S.S.S.S.S. I should really stop adding these
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by poori_000 at 16:15:37 on 2013-12-24
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro  6.2.9200.0.1252.44.1033.18.8149.4884 [GMT 0:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Win... Read more

Answer:Pop-ups in All Browsers, Potential Win-hacker. Details Inside

Hello ZeCooL I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", ... Read more

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People, Im getting error in the log of events viewer:
fail to initialize VDiskBus

Details (1)

-Provider[ Name] Service Control Manager[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager
-EventID7026[ Qualifiers] 49152
Version0Level2Task0Opcode0Keywords0x8080000000000000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2011-10-12T18:46:25.382045700Z
EventRecordID15210Correlation-Execution[ ProcessID] 1408[ ThreadID] 1412

Details (2) xml

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />

<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7026</EventID>






<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-10-12T18:46:25.382045700Z" />


<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="1408" ThreadID="1412" />



<Security />

- <EventData>
<Data Name="param1">VDiskBus</Data>... Read more

Answer:Error - VDiskBus - More details inside the thread

Hey guys, cmon...

Waiting for answers.

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Dell Desktop Computer
date of purchase Jan 2011
Windows 7 Home premium Service Pack 1 64 bit OEM (original install)
Model: Studio XPS 7100
5.9 windows rating
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Processor 2.7 GHz
8 GB of ram
AMD Radeon HD 6670 (brand new)

Tech guy at work suspected the video card. We replaced it with a new one and it still BSOD'ed

Initially when I am about to BSOD my display's will turn off. This is why we replaced the video card. Sometimes they come back on and I can proceed as normal, however when the audio cuts out I know it will then BSOD.

Once the audio cuts out or freezes on a note the BSOD will occur in about 10-seconds.

Thanks in advance dear gurus for all your help and consideration.


Answer:BSOD - Crashes randomly about once per day.. details inside

Security Software: ??? Make sure to install security software. I recommend either of these:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows coupled with Malwarebytes. Do not start the free trial of Malwarebytes. Just use the standalone version, update it, and scan your computer once a week with Malwarebytes and with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Good and Free system security combination.

After installing your security software, update it, and then run full scans today with each program. Report back the results of the scans.
Crashes are DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Check Windows for corruption. Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker up to three times to fix all errors with a restart in between each. Post back if it continues to show errors after a fourth run or if the first run comes back with no integrity violations. Use OPTION THREE of SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to provide us with the sfcdetails.txt file if errors occur.
Follow the steps for Diagnosing basic problems with DirectX. To re-install your display card drivers as outlined in the DirectX link, use the following steps.
Download the drivers you want for your display card(s)
Click Start Menu
Click Control Panel
Click Uninstall a program
For AMD:Uninstall AMD Catal... Read more

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Okay, so I sort of solved this issue, I think, but I don't have any clue why it happened. Which is why I'm posting this.

First, I booted my computer, it got past the bios setup but then the boot screen was very dark, blackened, if you will. Then it didn't load into windows, just a black screen. The monitor light was still on. It would not boot into safe mode.
No recent hardware changes have been made.

I then press the reset button. Goes through boot up, except this time at the windows boot screen, it shows it fine. But, it goes to a blank screen again before entering windows.

Okay, so I'm lost, I reset the bios, I then make sure everything is plugged in. I unplug my power cord, hold the power button down for 30 seconds. I do everything I can think of if it's hardware issue. Same problem occurs.

Finally I run the XP repair. I reboot and it works.

Did XP repair fix the issue, or is it a coincidence? What made the problem happen in the first place? And, have any of you heard of this issue before?

I appreciate all your help.

Answer:Weird boot up issue (details inside)

Im not trying to be funny, but... Are you still having this problem? If you fixed it then what are we trying to help you with? I mean its a Windows PC, sometimes this happens. This has happend to my PC and a cold boot or pressing reset is all it needed and it was fine. Now, if it hapens every time thats another story.

Regarding the Windows screen coming up, and then a few moments of a black screen before the login prompt or desktop display, that is a normal function. Nothing to fix there.

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Ever since i bought the computer, it has been a little weird.  every once in a while the computer would freeze up for a little bit and then resume running fine after 10 seconds.  As time went on the frequency of these events increased and the length of the lag increased. I recieved a few bsods with "internal power error".  I replaced the 750 watt psu with an 800 watt psu which didnt completely fix my problem, but changed it.  Boot is still slow, but occasionally it goes quite fast (still not as fast as it should) and the computer runs smoother with less freezing but it still happens and it is still a nuisance.  I have tried several clean windows installs.  i got some errors and warnings in the event viewer i will post that text below the system specs.  chkdsk didnt help either, im thinking about doing another one.
Processor     Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Hard Drive     1.5 TB
Motherboard     Asus P6T SE
Operating System     Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Video Card     NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory    5.99 GB
Available Physical Memory    3.64 GB
Total Virtual Memory    12.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory    9.24 GB
Page File Space   &#... Read more

Answer:What causes these errors and a sluggish computer? details inside

Hello and Welcome to BleepingComputer!!!
a failing hard drive exhibits such behaviors. if you care to post up your speccy results, that would at least get some hard drive details under the scope.
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I reinstalled Windows 7 yesterday. Upon reconnecting another drive which contained my personal files from a previous installation, the startup took ages and the drive became inaccessible after I logged in. I have two partitions on this drive, one containing my files and one containing old program files. The drive containing program files can be accessed just fine.

Here are some observations, details and steps I took so far:
The drive IS accessible through Linux. In fact, all (or most) of my files are intact.
chkdsk /r on Windows results in 10% read of the USN Journal, then fails at step 3 of 5. chkdsk /f fails at step 3 of 3, same issue with the USN Journal.
Right clicking on the "Local Disk" (it used to be called Files) and going to properties is so slow that I'd just stick with the command prompt.
It's an NTFS drive at 2.5 TB. Not very old.
This is not a driver issue, since half the drive managed to be recognized. Drivers were also update on reboot and that didn't help.

So my questions are as follows:
Am I in for a complete reformat? I have over 400 GB of personal files, and I made the mistake of not backing them up as time went, so I'd try and avoid reformatting at all cost. If it's absolutely necessary, I can try and back up everything useful.
Would this be a bad sector issue, or a USN issue. If it's an USN issue, is it safe to rebuild a USN Journal on this drive using fsutil, since the old one refuses to be read?

Answer:Drive is Semi-Inaccessible through Windows (Details inside)

Hello and welcome Luftwaffle mate some system specs would be really handy to even begin to start on this one System Info - See Your System Specs

Now two things I must ask is what have you got set as boot device in the BIOS and is the large drive visible in diskpart?

If you want to back up then maybe an image is the best way to go see this
Imaging with free Macrium

Another useful tool for working with partitions is this
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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My computer was acting funny when I tried to log into to check the status of my orders. It kept kicking me back to the login screen - and it had done this on another fundraising website I manage. Anyway, my Spysweeper software (came with the laptop from Circuit City) had expired and so I went into it and renewed it. During the renewal a window popped up and said something like 'do you want to clean your registry files to keep your computer running smoothly' or something like that so I, thinking it was part of my update to spysweeper, I said yes. It came back and said I had something like 357 'problems' in my registry and it would clean them up. So I clicked OK. I know, dumb, dumb, dumb. Anyway, since then I get repeated pop up windows, one for each .exe file currently running in processes that says "xxxxx(whatever program it is listing).exe BAD IMAGE The next line says, "The application or DLL c:/windows/system32/mazamuli.dll is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette"

I've run spysweeper, and norton antivirus and it says it has found viruses, spyware etc and deleted them, but whenever I restart the computer it is back. The only way to get past it and to actually do something on the computer is to X out of each window until it runs through every .exe and finally stops. Occasionally another pops up during computer use but not like at first. I've pasted my hijack log bel... Read more

Answer:HELP! Bad Image error on all .exe programs - log and details inside THNX!!

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have the Windows Recovery Console pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.
Go to Microsoft's website =>

Select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System

Download the file & save it as it's originally named.
Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Drag the setup package onto ComboFix.exe and drop it.

Follow the prompts to start ComboFix and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Recovery Console.

At the next prompt, click 'Yes' to run the full ComboFix scan.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

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hii guys i have a problem:no metter if im in the internet or im in a game or even if im not touching the computer a youtube videos from the same channels pops out... this channell's videos tried adblocker, poperblocker and 1 more blocker didnt halped...i dont know if its a virus but i think so...i got avast antivirus and i did 2 full scans on safe mode and 2 full scans on malwarsbytes and i didnt found any viruses...i even tried windows seaciruty essesion (something like that) and it didnt found any viruses...what to do? when i go to sleep and leave my computer on... i wake up and see that there is like 8 open windows in youtube from the same pleasethank you

Answer:virus/ poping window in Youtube (details inside)

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line. *************************************************************************Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Please close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click ... Read more

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the computer i end up using about 50% of the time has lightspeed antivirus software (which doubles as a internet site blocker) and it tends to stop all my activity for pc repair ect.... so i was wondering is there a way to disable it (note i am a very restricted user acc long story) if so plz post the way to do so and tyvm to anyone who answers.

Answer:problems with anti virus program (see inside for details)

srry about double post cant find bump button and the problem still persist

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I'm writing for help in regards to my husband's computer which has recently started running VERY slowly. The problem seems to specifically run around using Internet Explorer. His computer is an older, re-built IBM thinkpad but he has never had problems with it until recently. He runs Windows XP. Every time he opens Internet Explorer he can't block pop-ups and it's to the point that the program won't even open or stay open for more than a few minutes before it encounters an error and needs to shut down. His e-mail program (these are the two main programs he uses) Microsoft Outlook runs fine except when Internet Explorer is open. I ran a Hijack This log in hopes that maybe someone could help me find what's wrong and how to fix it!

Here's the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:40:32 PM, on 7/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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Answer:Super slow computer, details inside, HJT log included

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hi, i have had help here before and seem to need it again. My problem is not with any pop-ups or malware it seems, but my computer is running VERY slow. It has only been in the past month or so that it has been running slow. Mainly it is Internet Explorer that is very slow. Other processes are slow, but not nearly as slow. Please let me know what other information will help.

I have an IBM T43 laptop with Windows XP Pro.
-Version 2002, Service Pack 2.
-Intel Pentium M Processor 2.00 GHz, 798 MHZ, 1.00 GB RAM (came with 512, I added a 512 stick myself). I have many programs on the computer, too many to list. (As an aside, Adobe Acrobat does not work anymore either and I cannot figure out how to remove it for the life of me. If I open a PDF with IE or Mozilla, it freezes both. Also, when opening a pdf with adobe, it appears in Arabic/computer language. Just on case this makes any difference.)

I have MacAfee antivirus and it has ben detecting a few viruses here lately. Most recently was today, it was an Exploit-MS06-014 Trojan running through explorer.exe.

Also, I have all the file logs available of my MacAfee scans, if needed. I will paste my most recent HiJackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:28:55 AM, on 5/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

Answer:computer running very slow! full details inside

sorry to do this, but i waited almost a week. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Here is my hardware that's relevant to this issue.ASUS Motherboard, don't remember what model or brand specificallyAMD Athlon 64 X2 processor.Radeon X1600 video card2GB OCZ Gold RAM660W I think 24 pin PSU with one of those 4pin connectors.So we had a power outage as I said in the subject.  Everything in the house turned back on just fine except my computer.  I tried testing the power supply and every light lit up except the +5v LED, which I don't know if that means anything because I don't know how to read a power supply tester precisely.  The power supply will not and I mean will not power up at all if it's connected to the mother board but if it's disconnected it powers up all my fans and stuff just fine.  There's the LED indicator on my motherboard that indicates power is getting into the motherboard but it's noticeably dimmer than normal and when I unplug the power supply while it's connected to the motherboard the light slowly fades out and then suddenly lights up really bright for a split second before going out.  Is it my motherboard that died or the PSU, based on the information I provided?

Answer:Computer won't turn on after power outage; details inside.

Quote from: corlenbelspar on December 19, 2010, 07:46:51 PMIs it my motherboard that died or the PSU, based on the information I provided?Impossible to say for sure. You would have to replace one or the other. PSU's are a lot cheaper then a motherboard to replace/borrow.

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Hi Everyone:

This is my first post, I was on a PC hiatus while using Macs for a while, but gaming brought me back, and this seems like the place to post. I looked up my issue on Google and searched this forum to no avail.

I just got a new PC running windows 7 x64 with an AMD Radeon 7970 and Dual Screen Monitors via HDMI (One goes from DVI in the video card to HDMI on the monitor and the other just HDMI to HDMI, since the video card only has 1 HDMI port)
I have read through all posts here and have updated my direrctx (just in case) and uninstalled my Catalyst Control Center/Video drivers and reinstalled the newest versions.

If I am playing games, or when I leave my computer running and come back, I usually get:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP2: FFFFF88004398768
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 000000000000000D
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

I tried to access both files above and I do not have access to them...(says I do not have Administrator Privileges, but I am logged in as Admin) I was however, able to copy them to my dropbox. I was hoping everyone would be able to help me, because even if I could read the file,... Read more

Answer:BSOD Randomly with Dual Monitors - Details Inside:

I have a similar problem and if you search 7970 dual monitor blue screen (or bsod) you'll see that its pretty common with the 7970, especially when running hdmi and dvi. I posted my dmp files here:
blue screen problem, BCCode&#58; 116 - Microsoft Answers

and I've been told it was a problem with my virtu drivers (lucid virtu), which is causing direct x to crash.

I've heard the problem doesn't occur when using a display port connection and any other connection. Also amd just released ccc 12.6 beta which is suppose to help with the problem. I'm thinking I'm going to try the beta, if I don't have any problems I will let you know.

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Hello experts,

During the past 2 weeks i've been having some troubles with my brand new laptop and i want to make sure that this is not a hardware malfunction. Since my experience with debugging windows errors and troubleshooting such issues is pretty limited and basic i would like you to help me out with this before returning the unit to the vendor.

ROG edition G752VT laptop
8gb ram (1 stick)
gtx 970m
1tb hdd
no ssd
The only attached peripheral is a logitech m185 wireless mouse.
Nvidia drivers are latest (the only one system notified me needs update).

The laptop crashes, everything freezes for about 10 seconds or so then it automatically restarts. This only happened while having lineage2 (game) in background and browsing facebook using chrome, this time i had a steam download happening. Every bsod i got happened 1 second after i clicked a facebook or youtube link that opened a new chrome tab (not that it matters that much). The laptop came with w10 preinstalled and i was the first person to start it. I do not have any dubious, pirated or black market programs since i like to keep my system clean.

I'd like to point out that i got the laptop yesterday, had some issues with CPU load in background, it was about 20% used while doing nothing. Tracing the issue lead me to some ACPI.sys file that was using these resources unnecessarily. googling around i found out that this might be caused by a variety of different drivers/programs/situations.

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Answer:ROG G752VT - Brand new laptop(s) same BSOD. Details inside

Hi CarlsbergFTW,

Welcome to the 10forums.

The crash was caused by a driver I believe is from ASUS software.
Please remove the ASUS software and let me know how it goes

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for NFC_Driver.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for NFC_Driver.sys

0: kd> lmvm NFC_Driverstart end module name
fffff801`d8ca0000 fffff801`d8cb0000 NFC_Driver T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: NFC_Driver.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\NFC_Driver.sys
Image name: NFC_Driver.sys
Timestamp: Sun Jan 04 16:11:48 2015 (54A95834)
CheckSum: 0001CE52
ImageSize: 00010000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Hey everyone,

For the past two weeks I have been having some major problems with my PC restarting unexpectedly. I recently just moved my PC from my brothers room (where it was working fine), into my room (when the problems started to occur). Sometimes it restarts every 5 hours, or even as soon as I turn it on I need help!

This has been extremely frustrating, I have sat here for hours trying to figure this out but It's time I need some professional help and I thought you guys would be able to help me.

First off, this is what I am running: (Computer is custom built)

Motherboard: Intel DP965LT

Chipset: Intel P965

Processor: Intel Petnium D 820 @ 2800 Mhz

Physical Memory: 1024 MB (2x 512 DDR - 2-SDRAM)

Video Card: Nvidia Corp GeForce 7300 GS

Hard Disk: ST3808110AS (80 GB)

DvD Rom Drive: HL - DT - ST DVDRAM GSA - 4167B

Network Card: Intel Corp. 82566DC G5 Net.

Microsoft Windows XP Home Ed. Service Pack 2
Now, here is a report of my system using ''Hijackthis''

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:59:24 PM, on 11/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Answer:Win XP Reboot Problems! Virus or Trojans? Help! Details INSIDE! WILL TIP!!

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The laptop is an ASUS Vivobook, running Windows 8. Once I woke up it from sleep, and the screen was blank. The backlight was on, but the screen was black. So I held the power button, and then started it up again.
When it got past the BIOS screen, it then said "Configuring Windows Updates". It then got stuck at ~50%, rebooted, and then gave a black screen again.
After a force shut-down, it resumed the "Configuring Windows Updates", this time from 60%, and booted normally.
Is this normal, or should I ask for a replacement?


Answer:Black screen when waking from sleep [More details inside]

Sounds somewhat similar to this issue here:

Windows 8 rebooting loop

You may wish to try some of the suggestions. Good luck.

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Hi, I have a LACE 500 gb, external hard drive that I purchased for myself to help with the memory space on my laptop.

Anyways, a few minutes ago, I plugged it into my laptop via the usb cord and waited for it to boot. It started booting up, and then suddenly when it was loading in the Autoplay, it was taking forever at a certain folder and started making a clicking noise. I canceled the Autoplay and opened up My Computer to get the drive from that area. I click on the H extension, open up the hard drive and I am searching to get a picture that I want that's in a folder. I click on it and it takes forever to load, making that clicking noise and then finally it opens. Everything is taking forever to load, and when it's loading, it makes the clicking noise in my external hard drive.

The other day, I was carrying it, and it fell out of my hand but I wasn't high so it didn't fall from a high distance. I thought it was fine, because I recall using it previously before my attempts today. So I have no idea what's wrong with it. When I click on the image itself, it opens up fine in the Windows Viewer, and doesn't do any clicking noise whatsoever. It only does it, when it comes to folders.

It is opening up, but it's taking FOREVER and it's making an annoying clicking noise. Can anyone tell me if they've experienced this before and what they did to fix the problem?

Thank you and look forward to the response!

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I'm having some troubles with a program called PWgen. I am unable to run both installed and portable versions.

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64, Fully updated and patched.

Emsisoft Anti Malware + WFC Control ( + HMP.Alert are installed on my machine.

This is what's in the error log

Faulting application name: PWGen.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000 Faulting module name: PWGen.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00001813 Faulting process ID: 0xc94 Faulting application start time: 0x01d3039aadc96d31 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\PWGen\PWGen.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\PWGen\PWGen.exe Report ID: 0e7796bd-7860-4264-b354-52ea17db8bc6 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

I've tried sfc/scannow and it found no corruption.. Not sure what is the problem.

Any help?

Answer:PWgen won't run. Error code: 0xc0000005. Details inside.

Hi, the portable version 2.9.0 runs on my fully updated Win 10 (see my specs 'My Computer' for which build I'm using).

Which is your build?
(Windows key + R, winver)

Suggest you try a clean boot and retry; if you are running the Creator's build or an Insider build I suppose there could be some incompatibility.

windows - What exactly is the scope of Access Violation ? - Stack Overflow
(Note - there are many duff web-sites which give spurious info if you search for 0xc0000005)

Note that the portable version writes a dat file to where the exe resides.

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I'm having some troubles with a program called PWgen. I am unable to run both installed and portable versions.

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64, Fully updated and patched.

Emsisoft Anti Malware + WFC Control ( + HMP.Alert are installed on my machine.

This is what's in the error log

Faulting application name: PWGen.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000 Faulting module name: PWGen.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00001813 Faulting process ID: 0xc94 Faulting application start time: 0x01d3039aadc96d31 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\PWGen\PWGen.exe Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\PWGen\PWGen.exe Report ID: 0e7796bd-7860-4264-b354-52ea17db8bc6 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

I've tried sfc/scannow and it found no corruption.. Not sure what is the problem.

Any help?

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