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Question: Forced Url In Ie, Impossible To Get Rid Of It.

Could someone please advise which need fixing ??Many Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:16:34, on 30.10.2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\sv.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\WINDOWS\runsql.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeC:\Program Files\SpyCatcher\Protector.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Winrar\WinRAR.exeC:\DOCUME~1\netcafe\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.937\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\DOCUME~1\netcafe\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX25.906\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = BağlantılarO2 - BHO: SpywareBlock Class - {0A87E45F-537A-40B4-B812-E2544C21A09F} - C:\Program Files\SpyCatcher\SCActiveBlock.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dllO2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartupO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInitO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAShCut.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /trayO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nod32kui] "C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrueImageMonitor.exe] C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acronis Scheduler2 Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CafePlus Client] C:\Program Files\AKINSOFT\Cplus7\Client7\CplusC.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VMSnap3] C:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Domino] C:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BigDog303] C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE VIMICRO USB PC Camera (ZC0301PLH)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [runsql] C:\WINDOWS\runsql.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [netsv32] C:\WINDOWS\sv.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyCatcher Reminder] C:\Program Files\SpyCatcher\SpyCatcher.exe reminderO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [IEUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /backgroundO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NATEON] C:\Program Files\NATEON\BIN\NATEON.exe -asO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IEUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Uniblue RegistryBooster 2] C:\Program Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster 2\RegistryBooster.exe /SO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeO4 - HKCU\..\RunServices: [IEUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')O4 - Global Startup: SpyCatcher Protector.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpyCatcher\Protector.exeO6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions presentO8 - Extra context menu item: Microsoft Excel'e G?&nder - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: Araştır - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exeO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu...b?1193501450250O16 - DPF: {9CDD57AC-CA86-464C-B920-3228A388CC78} (NaverFileControl Control) - http://file.naver.com/down/NaverFile.cabO17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{2E365AB2-80FA-4792-B207-57565DF1A197}: NameServer = 192.168.2.1O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{2E365AB2-80FA-4792-B207-57565DF1A197}: NameServer = 192.168.2.1O20 - AppInit_DLLs: secuload.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dllO20 - Winlogon Notify: DfLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\LogonDll.dllO23 - Service: Acronis Scheduler2 Service (AcrSch2Svc) - Acronis - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeO23 - Service: Forceware Web Interface (ForcewareWebInterface) - Apache Software Foundation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exeO23 - Service: NOD32 Kernel Service (NOD32krn) - Eset - C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exeO23 - Service: ForceWare IP service (nSvcIp) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exeO23 - Service: ForceWare user log service (nSvcLog) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exeO23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe--End of file - 7504 bytes

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Preferred Solution: Forced Url In Ie, Impossible To Get Rid Of It.

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Answer: Forced Url In Ie, Impossible To Get Rid Of It.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum puertorico My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 3'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u3-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download and run Fixwareout from the link below: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeAfter the reboot post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt in your next reply.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.Now download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.*NOTE*In case your Antivirus or any other realtime scanner is displaying an alert after you downloaded Combofix or while you use Combofix,please disable your scanner and redownload Combofix again.Some scanners may see some combofix related components as suspicious and block or delete them while there's nothing wrong with them.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.

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Question: Forced Log-off

We have NT 4.0 Servers and Win 9.x clients. Is there a way to force a PC to logoff from the server, after 15 minutes of inactivity? If NT can't do it, are there other applications that may accomplish this?
 

Answer:Forced Log-off

Greetings

What do you mean by "logoff the server"? Do you want the Win9x machines to shut down or do you want them to act like the user has selectec "logoff Username" from the start bar?

What are you actually trying to achieve? Are you trying to get it so that when users go home at night, the machines are not logged onto the domain, and another person can not use their machine to maliciously delete files etc off the severs?

Cheers

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Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Question: Forced to wn 10

Hi looks like MS will be sneaking win 10 updates to win 8.1 users starting the last of july from various
sites on the web correct ?
I like 8.1 and want to keep it so what updates do I need to delete fast so MS doesn t spam me dead; I
hope somebody here can keep win 8.1 users updated as needed - thanks
 

Answer:Forced to wn 10

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Question: Forced Upgrade

What updates from MS am I looking for to delete so that I can stay with windows 8.1; which I love and not let MS sneak windows 10 into my setup ?What numbers am I looking for to delete fast  -  thanks

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Question: forced shutdown

When I turn my computer off I get the error: 1 program need to close: Iexplorer.exe
Which I don't have it open. Even if I opened it I closed it. This started doing this today. Any ideas what to do?

Answer:forced shutdown

I would probably check for toolbars that have been installed to Internet explorer. Usually has to do with online sevices that update a particular webpage or service on the machine.

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Question: Forced Reboots

Hi all,Since last week I've been experiencing a issue with my PC rebooting without warning. The issue occurs at seemingly random times, and give no error messages. Most of the time it's during full screen applications, but it has occurred once whilst having several tabs with youtube open at one time. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the frequency either. Sometime's its after half and hour after opening the application, sometimes it's five minutes.My specs are as follows:CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)Motherboard: ASUS® M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)RAM: 8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960PSU: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450OS: Windows 10 64BitI've been trying to isolate the issue without much luck. Last week everything worked fine, and the only new installation since then was a Nvidia graphics driver. I've tried uninstalling and reverting to an older driver, and also installing the latest one that was released today, but the same thing occurs. I've also monitored temperature levels, and everything's fine there. I've tried a system restore, and I've run a memory check, with no issues, but I'm still getting reboots.In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but none appears. Just black screen for a second, then restart.Any help would ... Read more

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Hi,Every so often when I close down W7,a screen appears informing me that there is/are programs running,do I want a forced shut down,or close these programs down.The problem is,I don't get chance to select an answer before the PC reboots.Any advice on how to make the screen appear long enough to make a choice ?.Thanks

Answer:w7 forced shut down

it may be a possibility that the screen disappear because the programs have managed to close before they are forced to do so

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Question: Forced reboots

Hi all,

Since last week I've been experiencing a issue with my PC rebooting without warning. The issue occurs at seemingly random times, and give no error messages. Most of the time it's during full screen applications, but it has occurred once whilst having several tabs with youtube open at one time. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the frequency either. Sometime's its after half and hour after opening the application, sometimes it's five minutes.

My specs are as follows:

CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)
Motherboard: ASUSģ M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)
RAM: 8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960
PSU: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES? VS-450
OS: Windows 10 64Bit

I've been trying to isolate the issue without much luck. Last week everything worked fine, and the only new installation since then was a Nvidia graphics driver. I've tried uninstalling and reverting to an older driver, and also installing the latest one that was released today, but the same thing occurs. I've also monitored temperature levels, and everything's fine there. I've tried a system restore, and I've run a memory check, with no issues, but I'm still getting reboots.

In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but no... Read more

Answer:Forced reboots

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Question: Forced Shutdowns

I am having a problem with a popup window that says that I scheduled/requested a system shutdown on my computer no matter what I am doing. It counts down from 30 seconds and then forces windows to shutdown. This happens regardless of what applications I'm running, sometimes 2-3 times a day and sometimes every few days. The computer also seems to be running slower, especially when trying to load webpages, but that may be due to the fact the computer is 5 years old...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:06:31 PM, on 5/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

Answer:Forced Shutdowns

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I have a number of old cd's and DVD's of my mp3 music which I am trying to put onto my portable hard disk (which i asked advice on a few days ago).However some of the CD's are scratched/come up with CRC (Cycle Redundancy errors) which prevents me copying the contents from DVD drive to portable HD. I have also tried copying the info to the internal hard drive, but again no luck.What I need really is a program which forces the info to be copied onto a hard drive, but I don't have a clue if this is a) the right solution, b) what programs to use.Thanks

Answer:Forced read of a CD/DVD

PC Advisor had a recent cover disk (Spring, Issue 104) that included a copy of CD X Rescue.Not sure if this will help but the sleeve blub states: Recover and reclaim - get back lost data + Restore - cure scratches and disk distortion.

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Question: Forced shutdown

Hi everyone,

I have an

Inspiron 1420 Dell computer
Windows Vista
32-bit operating system
2 gb RAM
Intel core 2 duo CPU @ 1.80 GHz

I am on the Dell reccomended power plan, which indicates equality between the use of battery and performance.

So here's my problem. I will leave my computer (plugged in or not doesn't seem to matter) alone for about 15-20 minutes. When I come back, the screen is black, and when I move the mouse, one of two things happens.

1. It stays black and I am forced to shutdown by holding down the power button
2. It goes back to whatever I was working on but then freezes- I can move the mouse around bu can't click on anything and am again forced to shutdown.

Anyone have any experience with this or know what to do? I've had some blue screens before as well.. I don't know if that is related or not.
I have absolutely no clue when it comes to computers... so I would appreciate any help.

Thanks!

Oh I wanted to add that I have tried ctrl alt delete, and that does not have any effect

Answer:Forced shutdown

Try new video drivers. I prefer the one's from the manufacturer of the video chipset (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc) over the one's from Dell.

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Question: Forced resolution

yeah i have a hp notebook and the video capabilities for it just down right suck. I have an ATI IGP345m video card or on board if you call it that. and i can't go higher than 1024x 768 which is gigantor on my 15inch screen so if i put it higher i have to scroll around on the screen. I was wouldering if anyone had a hacked IGP driver for it or knew of a way around it.

Answer:Forced resolution

I have the same problem on my Acer notebook. Does 800x600 fine but 1024x768 you have to scroll around the desktop to click different parts. I'd be interested in a resolution if anyone has one.

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Question: Forced Shutdown

Everytime I go to Restart or Shutdown I am getting a forced showdown screen before Win 7 shutsdown. This is with all processes that I can control closed.

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:



I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that list to cause a forced shutdown. When I get the forced shutdown, I have tried to pause to see what process is causing the forced shutdown, but it never pauses and is gone so fast I can not read the process name.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.

Answer:Forced Shutdown

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


Everytime I go to Restart or Shutdown I am getting a forced showdown screen before Win 7 shutsdown. This is with all processes that I can control closed.

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:

Attachment 214284

I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that list to cause a forced shutdown. When I get the forced shutdown, I have tried to pause to see what process is causing the forced shutdown, but it never pauses and is gone so fast I can not read the process name.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.


Go to start and type in msconfig and hit enter. Go to the startup tab and disable everything except your antivirus. Youwill get that message again when you reboot for the first time after you click restart now in msconfig. Try rebooting after the first reboot since you ran msconfig. This should improve computer performance and keep Windows from showing that message. If that dosn't help, adjust the wait to kill timeout setting as shown here: Shut Down -Speed Up

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Question: Forced Reboot

Windows 7.
Numerous times I have tried to reboot my computer, because it?s running slow, or sluggish. When I close all open files, and try to reboot, I get message saying something is running, do you want to force the program to shut down.
How can I find out what is running?
After reboot the computer runs faster.

Answer:Forced Reboot

Check task manager and view processes...When asking you to force shut down there is a list behind it saying waiting for program(s) services to stop:
Check if there is any programs in the list and end its process in the task manager....
If you don't see anything, just wait for about 5 minutes.
If that didn't work, force shut down and remove all crap software from your computer.
REDUCE software killing process timeout:
Go to desktop--->Right click--->New--->Shortcut--->Type this:
Code:
shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f
---->Next-->finish.
Now launch it.
#2nd way:
+ R -->Type Regedit.exe --->Enter---> UAC Prompt click yes---->Keep expanding this path:
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Should look like this:

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I've had a Windows 8 PC for some time now. Everything works fine on it. I get the nag to upgrade to 8.1 every now and then, but I always dismiss it. Today, when I woke up the computer, it told me the update was ready but I had to reboot. My only choice was to postpone the reboot. I didn't really want to update it because, as I said, it was working fine. It gets along with my home network, etc. I went ahead and told it to "reboot now" since any other option was just putting off the inevitable.

It's at 78% setting up now. What can I expect?

My concern is that I also have a laptop that I use more often that also only has Windows 8. I get the nag to upgrade on it as well. I'm concerned I'm going to turn it on one morning and be forced to upgrade it as well.

Answer:PC just FORCED Windows 8.1. Now What?

If Windows Update started the download and install then the required previous updates had been done, shouldn't be a big problem. I've done a Desktop and a Notebook without issues.

By the way, I think there was something about the Update to 8.1 would be automatically pushed if one hadn't gotten it yet.

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In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:






Quote:
"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"


No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?

Answer:Almost FORCED to update to Win 10 ??? NO!!! Help !!!

See this thread: Please help me get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade

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Question: forced to restart

ny computer is forced to restart automatically. it is very annoying. here is the result of hijack this. let me know if there is suspicious/dangerous files.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:38:06, on 30/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
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Answer:forced to restart

I'm going to move you tentatively to the security forums for someone to look at your log. I see that you are running bit torrent, which can be a huge source of bad downloads I'd recommend ditching that.

As a side note, restarts can be caused by overheating, bad ram, weak power supply, among other things.
 

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Question: Forced slowdown?

Hi,
 
For my first post this may be a bit silly; not an emergency, just an oddity.
 
Seems like every so often (as in just now) my system starts to run slower and slower (it had been doing so for several hours today and I once again rebooted). Killing processes doesn't help and eventually I have to reboot. Windows then installs updates and all is well until the next time.
As far as I can tell this is always when there are updates that need to be installed. Seems as if the slowdown is forced on the system so that there will be a reboot. This is a real PITA if/when I am in the middle of something that takes a lot of concentration
As I say, it's just happened again. After a reboot (and updates installed), all is well.
 
Anyone else see this? I don't think I am being paranoid - if that means anything.
 
At the point I rebooted only 2+Gb/8Gb of memory were is use, but cursor movement was really slow - almost unusable.
 
I am running Win7 Home edition SP1 64bit. I can provide full specs, but that doesn't seem to be the issue.
 
I scan with Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D daily and use AVG for the rest of my security, so I think my system is clean.
 
Any thoughts?

Answer:Forced slowdown?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Don't if anyone can help but a friend keeps getting forced offline when visiting certain web sites using IE. When it happens the only way he can clear it is to reboot the PC although once he even had to re-install his modem drivers.

I have attached HJT, any suggestions?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:15:04, on 02/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
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Answer:Being forced off-line

Can anyone help please?
 

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This morning I have the dreaded 'Upgrade to W10' showing in Windows Update. I HAVE DONE NOTHING TO INVITE THIS. I never accepted the invitation for W10 and used Shawns reg tweak to remove the GWX icon a few months ago.

Yesterday I did install KB3083711 (update to Windows Update) BUT NOT KB3035583 which was another W10 compatibility update. Has KB3083711 some other hidden function ?

MICROSOFT. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. I do not want W10 on this PC. This PC has not been able to install W10. Dell say this PC is not suitable for W10.

Whinging here won't achieve anything, I know that, but I am seriously considering rolling back to way before all this W10 stuff started and turning OFF Windows Update.

I WANT THE W8.1 THAT I PAID FOR OUT OF MY OWN MONEY.

W10 makes me feel that the PC isn't mine anymore... I have no control over what Microsoft are foisting on me.

I would have liked to have seen an opt out update be issued that would take users like myself out of the W10 loop.

EDIT... One important bit of info. I have Windows Update set to notify only. Seems that was no barrier in this case.

Answer:Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

You should let it go through and then get a lawyer and sue them for loss of productive time loss of data, emotional pain and what ever else comes to mind. No should mean NO! Maybe hacking laws or what ever could apply, because they are making unwanted changes.

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Firefox 34 doers something I do not like. So Install 28 and got it back the way I like it. But just now it reverted back to version 324. Why am I being force to use a version I do not like?Specifically, the search bar no longer  makes it easy to change engines. I want it the way it was. Like it used to be.   

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

Automatic update must have been enabled. Turn of these setting : (Tools > options > Advanced > update)

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I'm happy and content with Windows Live Messenger 2009.I recently gave the beta for Windows Live Messenger 2010 a go... and while it's still a beta, the overall idea of it is too overwhelming for my own personal taste.Facebook integration, myspace intergration... it's just too overwhelming... it's as if they're trying to do too much with it.There's a button to simplify the interface... but it's too glitchy at this present time.Also the exclusion of custom names really annoys me; you can only use your real name.What I'm aiming to find out, is will I be forced onto this new version of messenger when the final release arises?If it does, I will be switching to aMSN.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Will I be forced onto WLM 2010?

The theory behind new versions is that they are an improvement on the previous one. Mostly they are, but I agree with you that they are not always. Anyway, to answer your question, you will not be forced to upgrade to the 2010 version.

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Hello! New here. I have been googling a lot lately trying to find help to the problems that plague me and this forum seemed to pop up a lot... so hopefully you guys can free me of my problems

I am being effected by both BSOD and spyware

Acer Aspire 5542 laptop
Windows 7 Home x64bit
I have had the laptop for a little over a year
the copy of windows 7 is OEM

I have ran spybot, AVG, and RUbotted (in both standard mode and safe mode) and to no avail have my problems been fixed.

The most frustrating problem is when I google something. I click one of the search results, the page will begin to load, and then it will stop loading and start loading another website. It redirects me all over the place... from AOL to dailymotion.

I will get pop up ads occasionally that will open in a separate tab (using firefox). The ad that reoccurs the most is a very shady looking walmart advertisement. The Walmart logo is not official and it is only in blue text. A timer then starts and tells me I have 60 seconds to complete a simple 3 answer quiz.

I'm not sure if this is in the right section or not... but i'll put it here regardless!
I am HAUNTED by BSODs. The errors that are given always vary... from 0x0000ea/3b/fffff and so on. I cannot figure out what it is. When it occurs for the most part is random. Sometimes I will be hit by the BSOD time after time on boot. Other times will be after I boot, it will occur when I open firefox. Doesn't normally happen when I'm gaming so I don'... Read more

Answer:Please help me before I'm forced to reformat!

Oh, if this forum is dedicated to BSOD help, then please ignore the part about the spyware!

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Question: Forced to upgrade.

I got a 4870 X2 and for some reason my mobo decided to crap out on me (not sure it's my fault or not, I wasn't using an anti-static wristband but made sure I was grounded and don't think I shocked anything).

So I went ahead and ordered these:

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Should be much better than my current setup. I accidentally got the 965G version of my mobo instead of the 965P version about 1 3/4 years ago when I first got my E6600. It couldn't overclock for anything, (has a hard time even reaching a 400 Mhz overclock).

I hope to hit at least 3.6 GHz Needless to say I'm pretty much broke now.

Answer:Forced to upgrade.

Bah.. we lost another one..

I've built three computers so far w/ no wrist band.. Fine so far.. Just give it a mist of static guard before and after.. or every 20 minutes..

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So it's TRUE that they are forcing windows 7 & 8 users.
This is ridiculous! Sorry for the anger btw but i had to bring this
to people's attention. I do not want windows 10 for several
reasons. Some being personal. Am i the only any one who finds this
disturbing also how avoid this update besides turning off automatic
updates? Personally they've tried to get me through streaming on
a download when i needed a framework but it was a pathetic attempt
and i quickly deleted the .exe.

Answer:Are you serious right now?(Windows 10 forced)

Hello Aunoni, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows 10 is not being forced on you. If you don't want to upgrade to Windows 10, you don't have to.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Question: Forced updates?

A few hours ago i noticed a tooltip telling me that Windows will shut down to install updates at some designated time. I didn't install these updates, they installed on their own.

My Windows Update settings have been set to check with me before downloading. I found out that they were reset to download automatically, but how did this happen??

I hate that setting because in the past, I've come across one instance where Windows never rebooted and i had to shut it down even though it told me not to.

Answer:Forced updates?

There are some things that are force-updated to an extent - but in theory nothing should reset your option settings.

This can happen because of registry corruption, or use of a registry cleaner/optimiser, or because of malware (although malware wouldn't normally attack such a setting, it's possible that a cleanup procedure altered the setting to the default)

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Firefox 34 doers something I do not like. So Install 28 and got it back the way I like it. But just now it reverted back to version 324. Why am I being force to use a version I do not like?Specifically, the search bar no longer  makes it easy to change engines. I want it the way it was. Like it used to be.   

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

Automatic update must have been enabled. Turn of these setting : (Tools > options > Advanced > update)

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Question: forced updates

I apprieciate the free upgrade but i would like to have the option of what updates i take, i don't want updates for skype or bing so why force them on me

Answer:forced updates

I believe with the home edition you don't get any choice. You only get that choice if your on the Pro version.

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I have been running v1607 and had Windows Update set to defer FEATURE Updates.
Today I see one of the Updates Windows Update is telling me to download is Version 1703. Isn't that CU that I did not want and is there any way to stop it?

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Question: Forced Hibernation

My laptop is currently going hibernating at random after start-up and the problem is that once it does, it will consistently hibernate every minute or so again until I reboot. (Which leads to another cycle of hibernation.) I have already changed Hibernation to "Never" in power options but it still gives me this problem. I resorted to disabling hibernation completely. However, there will still be notifications popping up by my system telling me my that my system cannot go into hibernation mode because I disabled it.

It will be greatly appreciated if anyone can help me find out the root of this problem. Hibernation function is generally very useful for me especially in times of low battery and I will really like to enable this function again. I am using a LG R405A laptop (not a very new model) with Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2330 @1.60 GHz with Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS.

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Hi,
I have Spyware Terminator, AVG Free, and Malwarebytes dled. Spyware Terminator scans are clean, but when I run AVG I'm getting two results for 'Spyware'. One is "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP346\A0112493.exe";"Adware Toolbar.CJ";"Potentially dangerous object"
and the other is "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP346\A0112493.exe:\ns_00567";"Adware Toolbar.CJ";"Potentially dangerous object"

Both are Adware Toolbar.CJ
Typically I would remove these by clicking 'remove all unhealed infections'. But when I do, a warning pops up saying that forced removal could cause system instability or crash, and it gives me an option to remove anyway. Is it safe to forcably remove these infections?
And what kind of infection is that anyway? Thanks!

Answer:AVG, forced removal.

The detected _restore{GUID}\RP***\A00*****.xxx file(s) identified by your scan are in the System Volume Information Folder (SVI) which is a part of System Restore. The *** after RP represents a sequential number automatically assigned by the operating system. The ***** after A00 represents a sequential number where the original file was backed up and renamed except for its extension. To learn more about this, refer to:Restore Point ForensicsForensic Analysis of System Restore Points in Microsoft Windows XPSystem Restore is the feature that protects your computer by monitoring a core set of system and application files and by creating backups (snapshots saved as restore points) of vital system configurations and files before changes are made. These restore points can be used to "roll back" your computer to a clean working state in the event of a problem. This makes it possible to undo harmful changes to your system configurations including registry modifications made by software or malware by reverting the operating systems configuration to an earlier date. See What's Restored when using System Restore and What's Not.The SVI folder is protected by permissions that only allow the system to have access and is hidden by default on the root of every drive, partition or volume including most external drives, and some USB flash drives. For more detailed information, read System Restore Overview and How it works and How antivirus software and System Restor... Read more

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Question: Forced update XP

Anyone know from the top of their head how to disable the forced restarting of Windows XP after an update?

Answer:Forced update XP

Link

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I am using an activated copy of Word XP on W98SE. Unfortunately, the PC has become unrepairable and a replacement PC is on its way.This new PC will use Windows XP - which I will activate directly the new machine is in use.Can I reload and activate myexisting copy of Word XP - I have the upgrade CD..

Answer:Forced PC update...

If it is "retail" then yes (you may need to contact Microsoft and explain though). But if it is "OEM" then no.

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Is there anyway I can get a program to minimize that refuses to? If not that, possibly a way to hide said program from the screen?

Answer:Forced Minimization

What program? Does it have a minimize button on the upper right toolbar?

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I have auto updates turned off and yet I keep getting pop-ups to update to 8.1. Now I've finally gotten the one that doesn't give me an option to say no. How do I stop 8.1 from being forced on me?And for those who think I'm out of my mind for not wanting 8.1, I can't upgrade to it because it causes problems that no one seems to know how to fix (unexplained low resolution in certain places and significant speed decrease). I'm stuck with 8.

Answer:How to keep from being forced to update to 8.1?

Quote I'm stuck with 8.You said it. MS does not want to support windows 8. The objective now is to push Windows 8.1 until the next windows version is ready. That has been reported earlier. Here is yet another report that confirms the fact.Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8 QuoteWindows 8 is also no longer available at retail from Microsoft, as the Redmond-based giant just wants it to go away at this pointPut another way, 8 and 8.1 are effectively two different systems.IMHO the best  you can do is find all your install DVD/CDs and backup all your stuff and prepare to a do a clean install of version 8.1 and live with it. EDIT: If you are a MSN member, you might get a free 90 days version of 8.1 and maybe install it again after the 90 days are up. That would get you into the next year and maybe then MS will have some kind of special offer.

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Question: Forced Upgrade

What updates from MS am I looking for to delete so that I can stay with windows 8.1; which I love and not let MS sneak windows 10 into my setup ?What numbers am I looking for to delete fast  -  thanks

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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FOR YOU ALL THAT HAS BEEN FORCED FED IE7, HAPPY WITH THE NEW IE7?? ARE MANY OF YOU, OR HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS?? CHEERS. YOYO. Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Happy With The Forced Fed Ie7 Yet?

Hello All !!!! I hesitate to make any suggestions because I am soooooo new to ALL this and to this GREAT site......But this seemed to BLOCK auto install....http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enI am probably violating some protocall here....Pardon

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Question: Forced Restart

Hi

Today when I booted up my computer it said "over clock failed" and this is wierd because I have not yet over clocked or even tried.

After I used the deafult settings it asked me to, it said it could not find my hard disk drive.

Now my computer restarts itself all the time....

I'm using"
Athlon 64 3000+
1GB RAM
9800 PRO 256
160GB HD
 

Answer:Forced Restart

what motherboard are you using?
try clearing the CMOS
 

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Question: forced shut down!!

hi every one... I just bought a new hp laptop with inbuilt windows 8...I don't have much knowledge of computer....and windows 8 is quite different....
my laptop is jus 25 days old but in these 25 days I had to forcefully shut it down 8 times by pressing the power button few seconds since it froze...
I just want to know how bad it is to forcefully shut down laptop this frequently??? how can I avoid it or solve it and what are its effects??

plssssssssssss help.... very worried!!!!

Answer:forced shut down!!

type on the start screen, Change what power buttons do,...go into the power settings and uncheck the Fast Startup option and save. You may have to use link at top to change settings that are grayed and unavailable.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Repeated attempts are being made to install Win 109 on my Win 7 pc.What is going on and how do I permanently stop this happening.Attempt always happens at boot up and show as a failed upgrade in Windows Update.

Answer:Forced Installation of Win 10

Second attempt to post this.
This is a known and widespread problem. Assuming you are not attempting to upgrade to W10 then uninstall update 3035583 and reboot. When that update is offered again just hide it - you can always restore the 3035583 update later if you wish to install W10 that way. It provides the GWX exe and bits (and that white window in the tray I think).

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I apologize for this question but i have looked and cannot find the answer.

Will Win 10 be a forced download. Will i have the option to install or not.
[i hope this is the correct forum]

thank you

Answer:Will Win 10 be a forced download?

No, it will not be a forced download. You may opt for it, or you may not.

For more details, read here: How to remove the 'Get Windows 10' app from your PC - Windows 10 Forums

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Question: Forced To Sign In

Hello All, I have a laptop and a netbook both running 8.1 I upgraded from 8 but the upgrade forced me to create an account (Shades of Mac there) I didn't mind because I have always had great help from Microsoft. The problem is that I now have to sign in whenever I boot my computers and I don't wish to do so, how can I change this ? I would like to say in conclusion that I am a big fan since the advent of 8.1 as you can choose to boot to desktop if you want and then flip between the two it's becoming a truly universal system.

Answer:Forced To Sign In

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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Computer crash while afk

Here is the link that I have contacted BSOD support and the helper recommanded me to ask for help here too.

All the details of my system and error report is included in that link


I have the virus/trojan/spyware details included in this thread too.



I thank to VirGnarus
and I also appreciate your helps!

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Question: forced shutdown

My computer will not shutdown. I have to hold the power on button to shut down.
 

Answer:forced shutdown

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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Question: Xbox app forced

Is there anyone that can give me a simple answer as to why Microsoft is shoving the XBOX app down my throat. I have never play XBOX I do not play games and i never plan to. So why do I have to learn Powershell to remove this. I mean I know stupid ****s make all these retarded YouTube and Twitch videos .... I just would NEVER do something like that because I DO NOT PLAY GAMES.... But yet I can not simply remove this app... NO Microsoft wanted to pull a HITER move and FORCE it upon everyone.... Are XBOX sells that ****ty that they have to resort to a gun to my temple like tactic? Hopefully if I make this app such a PAIN IN THE ******* *** to remove maybe they will start using after sometime and just who uses GROVE MUSIC anyway. Microsoft has now become the leading company IN SHOVING APPS DOWN YOUR THROAT THAT YOU CAN NOT EASILY REMOVE TO INCLUE 3DBuilder, Get SKYPE no not the app just an irritating reminder that they want you to download skype or word.... in closing **** YOU MICROSOFT.... These BULLY TACTICS are an INSULT to your customers... But by all means do constant notify me that I changed my browser and Keep telling me how much better it is..... by doing that I will never use XBOX, 3DBuilder, SKYPE, MONEY, WORD, ONE NOTE, ZUNE Music AKA GROVE, GET OFFICE, ETC too many to actually list.. And I sincerely look forward to removing windows os from my computer COMPLETELY AND FOREVER...

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since 8-17 the win 10 update has tried to download 10 16 times, and failed. Never requested win 10 update. HD never stops, Driving me crazy. Anyone at ms I can call?
 

Answer:forced download win 10

Good luck getting MS to help, they want you to have Windows 10.

Some options listed here:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-stop-windows-10-upgrade-downloading-your-system
 

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I have not taken the plunge yet and upgraded from win 7.

The biggest reason for me is forced updates, and mostly worrying about forced updates from nvidia drivers.

Before I upgrade is there a hidden way in the registry to turn off forced updates?
what happens if you run into a bad nvidia driver update can you downgrade that driver manually but then will it auto update?
 

Answer:win 10 forced updates

You can go into Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers, right click your computer icon and click Device installation settings, then choose to never install drivers from Windows Update.

If you are running older hardware which hasn't had recent driver updates I would recommend not doing this. Some updated drivers are only available through Windows Update. I've seen both Intel and AMD video drivers, for old hardware, delivered through Windows Update that are not available to download otherwise.
 

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I bought this computer a while ago and have been getting errors and random reboots while playing any games. I couldn't pin point what was going wrong untill i decided to try underclocking this does work but im running @ 160fsb and the standard is 166fsb i dont know why i have to under-clock to get my computer to work correctly. Cooling isnt the problem as i have 5 80mm fans in a thermaltake case. My computer

Computer Specs Are:

Amd athlon xp 2800+ @ 160fsb
MSI-KT4V
1gig DDR 400 pc3200 (2x512)
Thermaltake Purepower 420W
Western Digital 8mb cache 7200rpm 200gig
Soundblaster Live! Card
10/100 Network Card
 

Answer:Forced To Under-Clock :(

See if theres an updated BIOS for the board.
 

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Question: Forced into Domain

I have a new computer with a fresh install of Win 7 Pro, 64-bit. The computer properties tells me I'm not in a domain, just a workgroup, but when I try to login to another computer, it tells me I'm in the domain LAPTOP. (LAPTOP is the name of my computer.) Then, it doesn't allow me to change my domain so I cannot log into the other computer because it is on a domain and I must log into that domain. I have tried domain\userid, but that doesn't work because it insists I'm in the domain LAPTOP.

FYI: I have also changed the properties from 'computer on a business network' to 'home computer--not on network', but it doesn't stick. It just resets to 'computer on a business network'. I'm pretty certain these issues are related.

This seems like a Windows bug. It needs to be fixed ASAP. I need to be able to access other computers. I have never had/do not have this problem with other machines.

I've been told that a fresh install of Windows will fix this problem, but as this *is* a fresh install, I doubt it will work, and I don't want to spend hours backing up and reinstalling the same bug.

Can anyone recommend anything??

Answer:Forced into Domain

I have the same problem.
My Win 7 laptop is set up for "workgroup," which is the network name of other computers on my LAN.
When I try to connect, Win 7 sees the other computers, but selecting one, I get that popup that says at the top "Network Password." Then lower, fill ins for the user name on the computer I'm trying to connect to and the next line: password for the user I'm trying to connect to.
Below that it tells me I am a member of a domain, that has my laptop's name.
But the Laptop is set up to be a member of the "workgroup," not a domain.

So, no log in to the other systems is working. A domain computer won't be able to connect to a work group. Even if Win 7 telling me I belong to a domain is incorrect, any user name and password I enter for the computer I'm trying to connect with does not work. Another popup comes on asking me to enter the network password.

i also tried entering the password of the LAN, thinking that might solve it but it didn't.
and I tried entering the name of the user, with just the user name, as well a username using it's complete location on the network: \\(computer name)\(user name).

Nothing works and I can't connect to other compturers on the LAN.
And as this thread say's, Win 7 is saying I'm a member of a domain.

So, same problem here.
Oh, I also set up user accounts on the Win 7 computer with the same name and password as on the other computers in the LAN--but that didn't do any good, either.

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Well my internet connection was acting funny today. I was lagging out on my games and didn't know what it was. So, I turned off all my open ports and everything worked fine. I got into digging through my server logs and it turns out my FTP server was being brute forced. Is there any way to report this activity to the person's ISP that was doing it? I remember seeing a way to retrieve the info based on an IP address but I just don't remember how right now.

After I report that, I'd like to know if anyone knows of a good and secure free FTP server that I can tweak based on the following things:
blocking IPs permanently
blocking IPs based on the number of failed attempts

Also, is there any way to secure the rest of my system like this? I have one computer I use to forward ports to (not a DMZ) sitting behind a Linksys WRT54GS. I think its pretty secure but I honestly am second guessing myself after this attack.

Anyways, if anyone can help me out, the offending IPs are:
65.95.107.159
219.136.187.231

I've kept all the log files in case they need to be forwarded to the ISPs.

I'd also like to ask another question while I'm at it. I've tried out nmap to see what ports my server has open as well as a couple others. The ports come up as being "open", "closed" or "filtered". All my ports are just open. Is there any difference between these distinctions? Can I change my ports to some other ... Read more

Answer:Getting brute forced

Some genius has been trying to brute force accounts through SSH on my personal server. It's random IPs tried on the root account and random named accounts. Too bad you can't SSH as root . All of the other accounts the person is trying to brute force don't exist.

I wouldn't worry about it. Brute forcing across the internet is time consuming and practically never works. The only thing I ever look for are undocumented remote exploits. MITM (man in the middle) attacks are also terribly difficult to do. So is line sniffing.
 

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Ok, this has now happened no rivals.com and when I was lookng at one article on espn.com. When the page loads it shows below it has finished loading the page, but show a white page, then quickly loads this dell search page. The address for the website that it could not find this time on rivals is: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type.

I don't know why it would possible only do this on a few pages, and Go The Power, this is the previous problem that I was having, where I was told to download and use all those programs.



Here is a screenshot of the search page that I took a little over a month ago when I had the same problem. I stopped going to rivals.com where I normally had the problem so I never knew if it really went away or not. I went there actually once after I had run all the programs and had no problems that one time.

Answer:Forced to different site

Hello again

To me it sounds like you could still be infected:

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.

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Ok, this has now happened no rivals.com and when I was lookng at one article on espn.com. When the page loads it shows below it has finished loading the page, but show a white page, then quickly loads this dell search page. The address for the website that it could not find this time on rivals is: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type.



Here is a screenshot of the search page that I took a little over a month ago when I had the same problem. I stopped going to rivals.com where I normally had the problem so I never knew if it really went away or not. I went there actually once after I had run all the programs and had no problems that one time.

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Beavis on 2008-01-12 23:45:36
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
81: 2008-01-13 05:45:53 UTC - RP593 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
80: 2008-01-12 04:25:45 UTC - RP592 - System Checkpoint
79: 2008-01-11 01:03:52 UTC - RP591 - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 3
78: 2008-01-10 08:01:10 UTC - RP590 - Made by Registry Mechanic O
77: 2008-01-10 07:16:01 UTC - RP589 - Made by Registry Mechanic O

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Answer:Being forced to different site

Bump!

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I have pop-up blocker turned on, all the web safety features that come with Windows, Windows Defender and Windows firewall turned on, and STILL this adware sneaks on to my PC? Have MS gone the Lenovo route? It's this kind of approach, forcing W10 on people, that makes me annoyed about Win10 and the general 'lack of choice' direction it's going in. If you really and truly feel you need to resort to adware to get people to take up W10, Microsoft, then what's the harm in adding a 'No thank you, please bog off and stop pestering me with ads' option, hmmm? Or at least allow Windows Defender to clean it out. It's supposed to be able to remove adware, and it can't even find the stuff Microsoft's written? How poor must Defender be at finding adware that's actually trying to get around it?
I've uninstalled the darn thing of course. I'm not getting forced into a reservation for anyone. My choice, if you get it right at some point MS. Not before, and looking at it right now not for some time. I don't appreciate your attempts to strong-arm me MS. It feels very Google.

Answer:Forced into a reservation?

Ooooh, you're going to get it now!

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Question: Forced 8.1 upgrade

Howdy folks, hope everyone is doing well.

A couple of weeks ago I suddenly got a countdown timer to Win 8.1 upgrade. I didn't choose to upgrade and there was no way to abort that I could find. I was due a free upgrade on this laptop but hadn't taken advantage of it as I was just fine with Windows 8 & feared having problems with the upgrade.

Since the forced upgrade I"m having longer shut down and start up times, longer waking from hibernation, problems with the mouse, and some other assorted weirdness.

So why & how was this upgrade forced on me? Are there some tweaks that would help with the problems I'm having?

Answer:Forced 8.1 upgrade

I would suggest upgrading your hardware drivers, if Win 8.1 drivers are available. Toshiba support web site should have the new drivers for you.

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Hi everyone, im new here

Since January, my notebook computer has been turned off mysteriously, espeically when im running some games such as Counter-Strike. This situation has stopped for a couple of months but is now back....it really pisses me off

Is it because of some remote control software? is it because im overworking my computer?? I have no idea where to search for logs and things, so please provide me with your help, thx
 

Answer:Computer Forced Off?

It's probably an over-temperature situation forcing a shutdown. Hard to say more w/o knowing the exact make and model. Some of them had problems which are fixed by bios and monitor software updates. Does it game well at the Hockey Rink?
 

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Open IE 6 and gets message "Internet Explorer has encountered a proble and needs to close - we're sorry for the inconvenience." - how do I remove this message. OPsys XPHome and only way I can get 'round this is to go via "Active Doc" program which initially comes up with the same message, but after clicking or choosing not to send a report to microsoft, it loads ok!! BUT some pages will load - note I am a novice user so plain english pleeeeeese

Answer:IE6 forced close-down

Run a repair click here

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I recently downloaded zSuite (if you don't already know it's essentially a modding program for the Zune) and I needed to turn off UAC to run it. So I shut it off and rebooted my computer and for some reason check disk (CHKDSK) starts to run. Whatever, I just let it run. It took like 20 minutes deleting and replacing random files before it finished and booted up. I put in my password and tried to log in but it wasn't able to and logged me into a temporary profile instead. I fiddled around with it and eventually just used system restore back to the recommended point in time which fixed the problem, but now whenever I run any program at all I have to right click and go down to "run as administrator" if I just double click it says " program is already running, but is not responding please close the task or reboot" or something similar depending on the program. I have rebooted several times, to no avail, and I am at a total loss to explain what exactly is going on.
 

Answer:Forced to run EVERYTHING as administrator

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I am using win 8.1 and will keep it and not upgrading to anything else from M S  so what am I looking for and where do I look
 
to make sure I am not forced in upgrades and can it stopped before the fact and not after ?
 
If an upgrade sneaks in under my radar how do I revert back to 8.1  ?   :  (

Answer:Forced M S upgrades

Hi Pestyone What are you afraid of right now? You're afraid that Microsoft makes you upgrade, but upgrade to what? Windows 10? This isn't the case right now and it won't be until at least 3 months. Plus, I really doubt that they'll force an upgrade to Windows 10 via a silent update, this would be unethical and a lot of users would complain about it.

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For some reason the new building I live in has no DSL services available... I'm now browsing on a dial up connection. This is so bizarre words can't describe. Is there really a such thing as accelerated dail up? I really want to know because I don't wanna pay then it's no faster than what I'm using. Before anyone suggests cable, I can't get that right now for financial reasons, so that's out. So is this really possible? or is accelerated dial up a myth?
 

Answer:So I'm forced to use dial up...

i seem to remember all these did was reduced the resolution of any images on first load -so the page loads quicker , I dont think the speed changes on secure sites at all,
but things may have moved on - not sure how video works , now that a lot more content onthe web has video embedded - but i have not looked at this for some years so maybe way out of date
 

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I am using Windows Vista and recently my computer (Toshiba Satellite) has been forcing me to logon using a fingerprint swipe. The logon screen does not even come up. If I do not use my fingerprint, it goes into BIOS and asks for the password, which I do not know. I have no idea why it started doing this. Any ideas?
 

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will i ever be forced to load sp2?
 

Answer:forced to load sp2?

Go to Control Panel > Automatic Updates Open it and make sure the Automatic function has not been selected Choose one of the other ones and you will still have some control over what is installed . I suggest Notify but do not download
 

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Question: Forced Uninstall

I have a couple of part programmes on my PC which will not uninstall, despite being on the Uninstall lists of Control Panel, CCleaner and Wise Care. It really annoys me and I suspect that they might be causing problems.

I note on the Wise Care system I get two uninstall options 1. Safe Uninstall and 2. Forced Uninstall

Safe Uninstall does not work (Uninstaller\unins000.msg missing appears when I try it). There is clearly quite a difference between the two types of uninstall and I just need to know if it is safe to go ahead and force the issue. What sort of problems might arise if I do go ahead?
 

Answer:Forced Uninstall

take an image/backup ... force uninstall ... report back here if success or fail

then we'll all know
 

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I am using XP home.Sometimes when I try and shut down my PC, a message box appears and says a program is not responding and will automatically close in about 20 seconds.Then a little blue bar, a kind of timer, starts to fill up in the message box and after about 20 seconds the program closes. Is there a way I can speed up this time?

Answer:Speeding up forced shut down

click here

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My trusty(?) Advent P4 2000 based PC has died the Intel motherboard has gone. My problem, probably quite a common one is I have a fairly new ATI AGP graphics card & a very new 250Gb IDE hard drive. I want to upgrade but are there any motherboards out there that will support old & new technology even say one that still has 2 old type IDE sockets as well as SATA. I dont mind replacing the graphics card but to replace the HDD as well.......! Ideally the m/b would be socket 775 for dual core processor any chance or have I got to take a major wallet hit?

Answer:Forced upgrade problem

There are plenty of socket 775 motherboards that will take and AGP card. All will take at least 2 IDE devices. and sata drives.Prices from £20 upto £100+

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Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.

Here is what happens though. If I wait too many days...like 'til Saturday, I can be using my system and then get a popup saying that I need updates and it will not let me do anything else until I download and install them. Sometimes this can take a while when I only turned the system on to do a quick check on something. Can I avoid this?

Answer:Can I STOP Forced Update?

MPSAN said:

Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.
.....



You should read the correct tutorials

Ethernet Connection - Set as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Windows Update - Defer Upgrades in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
and
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Today Skype opened itself and updated itself whilst I was AFK.

I have it set to manual update only, plus at the time Skype wasn't even running.

Additionally the SkypeUpdate service in Task Manager is also stopped.

This also happened in my partner's Win 7 machine, and looking at the Skype forum, to several other people too.

My question is how did it manage to do this and how can I prevent it happening again in the future?

BTW, this is the desktop version on Win8, not the app version.

Answer:Skype forced update?

Hi and welcome.

Do you have Windows updates set to install automatically.

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hi all, well if I can get on to the internet via network connection do I have to use aol software cannot seem to get on via there web site only through network keep getting message 47-ac 3001 0x8410018 please call isp don't realy want to do that cost a packet and they are not as good as you all with problems buy the way reloaded cd aol 9 again again again thanks for replys if you can help xp2

Answer:forced dial bb 90vr

Things may have changed, but when I was on AOL (1948) I simply minimised AOL browser and opened Internet Explorer.

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how do you fix edge from forced exit... adding new page or opening more than 1 page...?

Answer:How can I fix my Edge after a bug of forced exit?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question how do you fix edge from forced exit... adding new page or opening more than 1 page...? It's a bug :) a frustrating one too -_-

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Had to do a forced shutdown using the power button. I was shutting down normally (Vista) and in the final seconds the screen went green and purple with diagonal lines and that was it. The shutdown ( the spinning disc in Vista ) was all done in around two seconds before it locked up... usually takes a fair bit longer than that. Questions I am not sure about.1. When shutting down what is actually being written to the disc... if that was corrupted will it cause problems ?2. Does the HDD suffer physically... I ran disc check and fix file errors and it was all reported as good and clean.3. I can run a restore from a two day old image... is that worth doing ? Any thoughts !

Answer:Forced shutdown. Does it corrupt anything ?

I doubt you have done any physical damage to the disc.Presumably you had closed all programmes prior to shut down.I would do the restore just to be on the safe side but it should be alright.

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I wasn't sure if this was a Windows 7 question or a hardware question, so here it is.

This is a HP laptop G56 with Windows 7 Home Premium

I did not have this problem for the first couple weeks after I resurrected this laptop from it's dusty resting place; lately, however, every time I lift the lid and get ready to do something, I get a message to the effect of "please wait while Windows configures updates (or installs updates); do not turn off your computer while this is being done"

Sometimes there are many updates and it takes forever and all I can do is walk away and do something else; this is to say the least quite inconvenient.

Neither of our other Windows 7 machines ever do this.

Did I do something to cause this ?

What can I do to fix it ?

Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Always Forced to Wait for Updates

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Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.

Here is what happens though. If I wait too many days...like 'til Saturday, I can be using my system and then get a popup saying that I need updates and it will not let me do anything else until I download and install them. Sometimes this can take a while when I only turned the system on to do a quick check on something. Can I avoid this?

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I just updated my computer to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Pro. I have a known issue with an Intel video driver available through Windows Update that would render my computer useless. I am assuming that there is a conflict between the Intel video driver and the nVidia driver. See pic below. My work around was this was simple ... just do not install the Intel driver. As long as I used the driver from nVidia and not the one from Intel, I had no problems. Well now that Windows 10 forces all updates, I am running into the issue again. I have booted into safe mode a couple of times and disabled and even uninstalled the driver, but Windows continues to reload it and crash my video card. Is there any way to stop this, or am I now being forced to go and buy a different video card? For the record, card is nVidia GeForce 525M.
Thanks,
Dennis

Answer:Windows 10 forced updates

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

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If I understand correctly, users of the original Windows 8 were forced to upgrade to 8.1 if they wanted to continue receiving updates. I worry that if Windows 9 is a runaway success (but I end up preferring Windows 8.1), that I'll be forced to likewise upgrade to continue getting my system patched.

As it stands, I hope to receive updates on Windows 8.1 until 2023 (and I hope it remains that way.)

Answer:Will 8.1 Users Eventually Be Forced to 9?

For practical purposes Windows 8.1 is an update, rather like a service pack, for Windows 8. The end of support date for Windows 8 refers to whatever is the latest update at that time. Windows 9 is a new product. The end of support date for Windows 9 will be for whatever the latest update is called. The end of support for Windows 7 is January 2020 but that requires Service pack 1. Service packs usually don't include significant changes in functionality but isn't always the case.

At least that would be consistent with past practice.

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Hello

Someone has inserted a popup saying that my IE is outdated and that I should install Firefox. With this popup I'm unable to continue to browse. Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:37:41 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
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Answer:Forced to download Firefox

Hello and Welcome.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

I need more information before continuing, please.

For now, I'd like a more comprehensive set of logs from Deckard's System Scanner.

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You are using an outdated version of HijackThis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

When it does, just close it, please. Next....
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So as you probably know, windows 8 users have constantly been receiving popus telling them windows 8.1 is free. You are given the option to install it or not to. The other night, I received a popup saying that my pc would restart to install windows 8.1 despite me never asking me to. I decided to postpone for 4 hours (since that was the longest option) and finished on my pc before it asked again.

When I turned my pc on today, it finished the update. This has broken my pc. I avoided updating to 8.1 because I heard about it being extremely broken, and it turns out I cant do anything.

The first time I boot/log in, the wallpaper and taskbar loads (without quicklaunch icons) and that's it. If I hover over the taskbar with the cursor, it shows the loading circle thing. The only thing I can do is hit Ctrl + Alt + Delet and either reboot or re-login. The 2nd time I log in or boot, All my icons and stuff load normaly but after about 3 seconds it will start switching between my desktop and the colour of my start menue (blank background) staying on each for about 1/2 a second. After about 5-10 seconds of this, it will return to the desktop with nothing loaded as mentioned before.

What's happening and how can I fix it?

Answer:Forced 8.1 Update Broke PC

As mentioned before, sometimes it loads normaly for about 10-15 secs, so I used this time to start a factory reset. I'll see what happens when it's done.

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In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:






"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"



No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?

Answer:Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!!

You can delete the system folders that contain the installer, that'll stop it. They are off your C drive, they look like left-over folders from an update. Delete all folders that start with $WINDOWS, there should be two folders.

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I have heard that at some point there will be a very small forced update for XP that more or less disables it and forces the user to upgrade to Vista. Can anyone confirm this? Is there any way to block a forced update of this nature?

Answer:Forced update to kill XP?

I think you'll find this is absolute rubbish, it would be illegal for Microsoft to disable the OS to force an upgrade.

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I told Windows 10 to notify me regarding updates but to allow me to choose when to install them. Like a good user I typically do not install the updates right-away because I'm always busy.
I have noticed that every time my machine hangs or gets the B.S.O.D., lo and behold, Windows begins to install an update upon restart.
Me thinks that MS have built in a fail-safe to guarantee that we all update our Windows OS and are forced to take whatever changes are being handed to us, whether we like it or not.
If someone has found a creative solution to this problem other than "just let Windows do it's thing", I am all ears. I am an IT professional so I've tried all the setting combinations I can find and Googled a bit but frankly get tired of reading all the possible solutions that I just live with it. Now I'm simply curious.
It's not that I do not want my OS to be kept up-to-date, I just want some control over the state of my machine rather than the OS deciding when and if to force an install. Is that too much to ask? I'm not convinced this is a defect in the software, but rather a very insidious method of forcing everyone to be on the latest MS-ware which is bloating by the minute.
Thanks for listening.
Andy S - Newport Beach, CA

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Hello. This is my first time posting here, so please forgive me if this isn't the right place.

I have an HP Pavillion TouchSmart All-In-One PC with Windows 8.

Like everyone else in the world, I keep getting notifications that Windows 8.1 is free! in! the! store!

But I don't want to upgrade to 8.1, so I just dismiss the messages and carry on with life.

A moment ago, I was at the computer working and a bar popped up across the screen, but this time it said that Windows 8.1 was ready to install and the computer was going to restart in 2 hours to complete the installation. It stated that the computer would restart 3 or 4 times and I wouldn't be able to use it for 30 -45 minutes.

I wasn't planning to upgrade, so I haven't run any of the recommended compatibility tools or anything to prepare for it.

I went into the store and there it was, stating that it was downloaded and ready to install. It gave me the option to cancel the install, which I did.

My question is: Why did this happen without any authorization from me? And how do I stop it from happening again?

I'm quite concerned that, had this happened in the middle of the night when I wasn't here to prevent it, I could've woken up to 8.1 and potentially incompatible software and drivers and such.

Thanks,

Kathy

Answer:Forced Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

My first question would be, why wouldn't you upgrade?

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I have a Toshiba Laptop which I updated from 7 to 10 a few months ago.
I have a Dell Monitor plugged directly into the laptop and an NEC monitor plugged into a Toshiba docking station, which also has inputs for a wireless mouse and keyboard. The docking station connects to the laptop via USB.
All worked fine until yesterday morning, when I woke to find that Microsoft had updated and rebooted my laptop. Now, the NEC monitor doesn't work.
All power and connections are fine, and the docking station works because the mouse and keyboard work.
I've swapped the Dell and NEC monitors, and whichever one goes directly into the laptop works fine. The one into the docking station doesn't work.
Any suggestions?

Answer:can't see second monitor after last forced update

Reinstall the software for the video chipset.

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Hello,

Is it safe to use quick and forced shutdown software on XP or a Windows platform ?
(Not a timer. I just double-click to force-shutdown my XP)

Thank you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Answer:Quick and forced shutdown

I am not really sure what you are referring to? What do you mean quick and forced shutdown?

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Hey everyone, I'm having difficulty with my desktop which is currently running XP. I simply assumed it was virus related so I decided to post it here, if it better suits another topic section let me know!

Anyways, when I log into my user account, either mine own or as administrator, safe mode or otherwise; the computer automatically logs itself out. I don't even see my desktop load, it simply forces itself to log out seconds after I log in. This happens in safemode as well, so I can't even get into my computer to remove any malicious software that may be causing this.

If anyone knows what may be causing this, or a good way to get it up and running again, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your time!

Regards,
Nathan

Answer:Forced User Logouts

72 Hours.
Bump Please

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Hi guys...my Lumia 730 is getting restarted every 3 hours after I installed a critical update.....plz help me out with this.

Answer:Lumia 730 forced reboots, need help

Check for new updates... There is an update that is supposed to cure Reboot, not cause it.
Any more details? Did you examine the update or did it install automatically?
What OS version? What firmware version?
Are you on P4D or Insider? Were you ever on them and are now on official?

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I have a dualboot laptop that I mostly use with Linux. In the second partition I installed Win10 professional rather than home for the explicit reason that I wanted to block all updates (after having it update once), reason being that I didn't want to be bothered by constant reminders and reboots. The partition is imaged and I don't use it much anyway, so I don't fear malware - anything that infects it would be easily wiped by a simple reimage.

So I disabled the updates via the policy editor, and it's been working hassle-free for months

However, today I booted it up and started working, and unexpectedly a message appeared telling me that it would reboot in a few minutes to apply an update - it didn't ask me for a time or authorisation and wouldn't let me delay it, which is infuriating enough in its own right. And reboot it did, taking its damn time applying the update too, and rebooted again, and then I had to reapply all the system settings that had been reset by the anniversary update, and I lost a morning's work.

I appear civil now because several hours have passed and I've processed the irritation, but you better believe that the curses I uttered while this was happening were long and colourful.

I've now disabled the updates by murdering the windows update service, which I should have done to begin with, but I'm wondering - is this a known occurrence? Does Microsoft simply ignore your update settings to force the anniversary update now?

The next time I reimage I'll b... Read more

Answer:Forced update to anniversary

There is no normal setting in Windows 10 Pro to disable updates. The option available in normal settings is to DEFER updates.

Defer: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.

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At night I use my laptop, then put it to sleep -- either choosing Sleep option in power off menu, or closing laptop lid. Did this for +2 years in 8.1 without issues.
Now with 10 installed, I notice in the morning when I get up, that the lights on my laptop are all on, and it is warm to the touch. I've verified that when I put the computer down at night, it DOES go to sleep. But by morning, it is back on and out of sleep mode.
What is causing this? How do I fix it?

Answer:Laptop gets forced out of sleep??

Yup, I also encountered this with my laptop - no problems back in Windows 7.
The quickest solution I've found is to hibernate my laptop instead - of course the downside is that my laptop won't turn on once I open the lid, whereas I would have to press the power button first for it to come back to life... and it's also not as fast as waking up from sleep. But the hibernate option may need to be turned on first in the PC settings before it can be used: Control Panel > Power Options > System Settings > click on "Change settings that are currently unavailable", then scroll down to the bottom of the page and make sure that "Hibernate" is checked.
I "guess" that what Windows 10 did is to mimic how phones behave when the screen is turned off - the phone isn't really "off" or completely shut down, and any notification it receives can simply bring the screen back on, but only for a brief moment. A possible confirmation of this is that I happen to have received a chat through one of my apps both installed on my PC and phone - just after my phone displayed a notification, my PC (with the lid closed after putting it to "sleep") also made a sound and the screen turned on for a few moments. Then again, these are all just preliminary deductions.

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Hey all, I've got a 2x 780ti on sli and an ASus rampage IV black edition hooked up to two brand new monitors. I have been having trouble with my headset and was hearing myself so after messing around with he USB's my keyboard randomly shut down while it was still plugged in so I tried to reboot, but then it got stuck on windows "shutting down" so I had to force boot it and now when I turn it on everything powers up but nothing displays to the monitors and it force boots at the press of the power switch instead of holding it like normal. It's a weird issue, can someone please help? I'm starting to get desperate here!

Answer:I get no display after forced shutdown.

Welcome,
That sounds very much like a power supply problem. One of the voltages is either incorrect or missing. Quickest solution is usually a new power supply
Keep us posted

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Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agreement (EULA) that reveals Windows 10 users will receive "automatic updates without any additional notice." The changes have left some Windows users concerned.
By default, Windows 10 will download, install, and reboot machines automatically when they?re not in use to install the updates. There?s only one other option: download, install, and choose when to reboot. This is a big change from Windows 8.1?s four options that included automatic reboots, choose when to reboot, choose when to download and install, and never check for updates.
Windows users are concerned over two potential scenarios
Windows users are concerned over two potential scenarios: forced downloads and faulty updates. Windows 10 will automatically download updates, so those with capped internet connections won?t be able to manage the date downloads are made. Windows 10 updates won?t just be security patches, but they?ll also include feature updates making the download sizes a genuine concern for some. The real worry is over faulty updates, but that?s less of a problem thanks to Microsoft?s "Windows as a service" model. Failed or faulty updates are already very rare, and Microsoft can lean on its 5 million Windows 10 testers to try out updates before ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Forced Updates on RTM

Hi there

You can ALWAYS turn updates off by various SIMPLE means.

1) Don't connect to the Internet --probably not a realistic option for a lot of people.

2) If you don't like option 1 then any SENSIBLE FIREWALL can prevent programs from "phoning home". Just disable connections to some Microsoft sites. It's even easier if you can do it from your Router or use a Linux server as your Internet gateway.

This stuff isn't "Geekish" --it's quite simple.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello

Our users have recently lost their admin rights on the computers. Now they canít logout another user, if he has forgotten to logout. (Network with 1600 computers and 2600 Users, winXP prof)

What happens now is, they turn off the computer, but thatís not really nice.
Is there a possibility to solve this problem?
Is there a way to create a user that only can log out?
Or is there a way to add privileges by group policy so a "standard" user can logout another user?
Thanks allot in advance
 

Answer:Forced logoff in a network

I would push down the WinExit screen saver and implement a short time frame for the logoff.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/winexit.htm

You should be able to push that down with Group Policy.
 

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When I insert a blank DVD-RW, instead of the drive just opening when I double click on it like it used to, now a box with the title Burn a Disc pops up asking me how I want to use the disc, like a USB flash drive or with a CD/DVD player. Why can't I just open the drive like I used to?
 

Answer:Why am I being forced to burn a disc?

Open Control Panel > AutoPlay. Scroll down and click the Reset all defaults button at the bottom left.
 

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today i started getting a forced facebook "like" popup box that i cant ad to my popup blocker filter. i dont have facebook and it is popping up every time i visit the site. thx
 

Answer:Forced Facebook LIKE Popup Fix It Please

If you don't have facebook, in what way are you visiting the site ? Is the pop up in some way trying to get you to join?
 

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Hi, on resuming from sleep, I closed the lid, my EEE PC x101ch had frozen. I forced a shut-down by holding the power button down, now it will not start up. After pushing the power button the computer sounds normal - for a few seconds, the fan runs, the hard disk appears to start up then stops, the light for the disk flashes a few times then goes out, the wifi light stays on, but nothing else.

Having read other posts I took out the power lead and battery and held down the power button for a minute or so, no luck. Pushed repeatedly on F9 with no response. Removed the CMOS battery for a few minutes, no luck. I've now read that reseating cables, RAM etc might help. That's my next step but iirc the RAM is soldered onto the board.
If it were the RAM that's causing the problem is there any way to test it insitu? How easy is it to replace, I'm pretty handy with a soldering iron.

Any other suggestions? I have some pictures on it of my grand-daughter's 4th birthday party in Disney! We have others but mine are better!
 

Answer:Forced a shutdown EEE PC will not now start

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