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100% CPU USAGE. WTF? how did this happen?

Question: 100% CPU USAGE. WTF? how did this happen?

my laptop running windows 7 home premium always has 100% cpu usage when running in normal mode, so it's slowed down a lot.
and if i remember correctly in doesn't execute rundll.exe always in the past, but now it's always present in the running processes. so it could be related..
anyone could help me here?

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Preferred Solution: 100% CPU USAGE. WTF? how did this happen?

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

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

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Answer: 100% CPU USAGE. WTF? how did this happen?

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So on Saturday of last week my PC started to run slow. I open up task manager to check what was going on and I am greeted with it showing me that I have very high CPU usage, and constant capped-out disk usage.
Over the course of the past few days I have reinstalled Windows 10, updated drivers, completely formatted my previous hard-drive, and just today I received a new SSD. However, my problem STILL persists, and I'm all out of ideas on what I need to in order to solve this.

My Motherboard is an ASUS Z97-P with an Intel i5-4690K processor. If you need more specifications, or a program to be run, then I would be happy to do so.

For further information, the system ran normally when booting from a Windows 8.1 hard-drive, and did have a blip of normal performance on Windows 10, but resumed misbehaving when the computer was re-started.

Answer:Constant 100% Disk Usage, 60-80% CPU usage. Both happen when idle.

in Task Manager sort by CPU usage and see what apps are responsible.

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Before this im using windows 8.1, after upgrade to win10 my laptop start Bsod especially when playing dota2, then i rolll back to win8.1 in hope that the problem solve, now in win8.1 the bsod keep happen too, can u help me.

Answer:Bsod never happen, now its happen

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

Code:
<ActivePartialProductKey>V8P66</ActivePartialProductKey>
<ActiveProductKeyPid2>00261-20000-00000-AA993</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
<OSVersion>6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.100</OSVersion>
<ProductName>Windows 8.1 Single Language</ProductName>
<ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
<EditionId>CoreSingleLanguage</EditionId>
<BuildLab>9600.winblue_ltsb.160119-0600</BuildLab>
<TimeZone>Malay Peninsula Standard Time(GMT+08:00)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuId>c72c6a1d-f252-4e7e-bdd1-3fca342acb35</ActiveSkuId>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
<ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUniquenessGroups>
<ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>161320a4-4c90-7eca-c15a-cb26f0a2e15c</ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
<ActiveProductKeyPidEx>06401-02612-000-000000-03-17417-9600.0000-... Read more

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Before this im using windows 8.1, after upgrade to win10 my laptop start Bsod especially when playing dota2, then i rolll back to win8.1 in hope that the problem solve, now in win8.1 the bsod keep happen too, can u help me.

Answer:Bsod never happen, now its happen

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

Code:
<ActivePartialProductKey>V8P66</ActivePartialProductKey>
<ActiveProductKeyPid2>00261-20000-00000-AA993</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
<OSVersion>6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.100</OSVersion>
<ProductName>Windows 8.1 Single Language</ProductName>
<ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
<EditionId>CoreSingleLanguage</EditionId>
<BuildLab>9600.winblue_ltsb.160119-0600</BuildLab>
<TimeZone>Malay Peninsula Standard Time(GMT+08:00)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuId>c72c6a1d-f252-4e7e-bdd1-3fca342acb35</ActiveSkuId>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
<ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUniquenessGroups>
<ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>161320a4-4c90-7eca-c15a-cb26f0a2e15c</ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
<ActiveProductKeyPidEx>06401-02612-000-000000-03-17417-9600.0000-... Read more

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So I use a program on my PC that always starts up in windowed mode, meaning I can use my taskbar ect while using the program since it's a window, but randomly today for some odd reason it started up in fullscreen mode, I know you can make it go fullscreen by clicked the top twice or pressing the little window icon on the top right but I didn't do either of those. It just randomly started on it's own in fullscreen.

Answer:Why did this happen?

Probably during one earlier session, the upper right hand corner square was clicked, full-screen mode is now default. Next time you're in that program, if you see a tiny double-square image in the upper right-hand corner, click it. That should return your program to the regular Window'd mode. I've done the above several times, so I'm used to changing fullscreen back to regular window'd screen

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My partner logged on to our email account which is a yahoo account and in it there is a conversation folder with a number of conversations from 2 girls in it dating back to nov 2011 but in a recent conversation dated april 2012 the conversation went on for around 10 mins between myself and 1 of the girl and in reading it it was inamate how could this of happened and if so how can I find out who sent it

Answer:how did this happen

Look at the time and date when the April'12 conversation took place, and then see who had access to the computer. If you were out of town, for example, then someone else has logged into your account.

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I have a good story. Another repair horror story.

I have a co-worker friend that that just does not "get it' when it comes to computer. He got a really nice computer, but did not follow my advice on backing up his info. He told me about his computer was freezing up after a couple minutes. After he did things you should never do to a computer. It was to late to try to save it.
His power supply took out his main board. Before I got a chance to look at it he son-in-law was trying to fix it. And since he never back up his stuff, he gave his son-in-law the hard drive to try to save the info.

Because he can screw up almost anything, I ask for everything that goes to his computer. I like to make sure everything works before I give it back.

I got the tower first. Then after telling him I was not going to touch it with out at least the monitor, I got that. That was my first mistake.

After some testing found out the power supply did take out the main board and he agreed he wanted to go with better hardware. I put in a better power supply, main board, pci video card. Reused his cpu chip and memory. Without knowing it, he bought X-Fi sound card. If I knew he was willing to spend more, I would had him get better memory.

I got everything put together and tested. Ready to install OS, but no hard drive yet. So I ask him if he wanted to buy my spare hard drive. He said yes and away we go. I loaded like I do for most of my friends and got the old hard drive just in time to put ... Read more

Answer:It happen to me.....

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I want to uninstall the mail (msn) app and discontinue receiving mail from there. Unfortunately I have set it up, added other email accounts and now want to use Microsoft Outlook. The web based mail app is not very user friendly. (moving emails, printing etc).
If I uninstall the mail app, will mail continue to go to the web on the mail app? How do I stop that from happening?

Thanks in advance...

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Sometimes when I click on a link, seven or eight pages will open for that link. Yahoo Finance is bad about that. If I click on that, several pages will open, and then if I put a stock in the finance search box and click that, several more pages will open for that stock. Is it clear what's happening?

Answer:Why does this happen?

Have you got your popup blocker enabled?

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This has been happening to me for a long time and I'm getting really sick of it.

Whenever I try to load a server list in an online game, my internet always goes out for 5 to 10 minutes. I can't join any games until the server list has fully refreshed and has been sitting there for a few minutes. If I minimize the game and try to surf the web I can't because nothing will load. If I try to play CS:S I click "Join a Game" or whatever and then pick up a book and start reading because I know I'm going to be waiting for 10 minutes before I can play. It just kind of ruins the mood when you want to get into a game and start fragging and instead you have to sit around waiting to play. Even if I use a filter so only a few servers show up, it takes the same amount of time sitting around and waiting. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening or am I going to have to continue dealing with it?
 

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Hi, my system has been entirely predictable, up until I booted it up tonight. Althought I don't think this had anything to do with it, I always exit Quicktime and EA Link (which are on the tool bar) as soon as I get to the desktop. I've done this a million times. But once I was done with that tonight, this happened:



There must have been one hundred .exe's on my applications tab of windows task manager. I have no idea what caused it. I have since gotten rid of those, but a few small windows won't dissapear at all. What do you think caused this? I have AVG running a scan right now, I'll update you later. Thanks.

Answer:I've never seen this happen

Post Hijackthis Log.

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Question: What would happen?

what would happen if you put a more powerful CPU in a motherboard than the motherboard was made for, but same socket.. EX.. AMD 6400+ in a ASUS m2ne-sli (max 6000+)
 

Answer:What would happen?

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Have a laptop that a friend asked me to clean up, he said it had a virus. When I first booted up, the desktop is solid blue with a message in yellow that states there is a virus, and to activate AntiVirus 2008. I was somewhat familiar with this "antivirus" program, so I was going to just follow standard protocol for tracing/removing & cleaning. But....

When explorer started, I also noticed an instance of iexplorer.exe running in the processes. I killed it and then the fun started

explorer and the desktop began restarting and stopping about every 5 seconds, making it very difficult to do much of anything, so I opened a cmd window and worked through the dos shell to begin searching and removing..

His norton was jacked up as was just about everything else, but I could never stop the thing from stopping & restarting. It would not interfere with the cmd window though, just pulled the focus away from the window each time. The most perplexing thing was that there were no erroneous processes running other than iexplorer starting about half the time when explorer would restart, so I figured it had taken over one of the 8 standard processes that were running, I just could not find which one.

I eventually just moved his personal data and did the system recovery from the utility partition.

I guess my question is, is this a standard malfunction that this creates and most important, is there a removal tool that works so that a reinstall of the system is not necessar... Read more

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I have IE5.5 with hotmail messenger 3.0
the problem that i'm experiancing right now is when ever I compose an email or reply an email, halfway there will me an error message and will close my IE5.5 program;
error like;

IEXPLORE caused an invalid page fault in
module MSHTMLED.DLL at 016f:70f65ae7.
Registers:
EAX=04f42510 CS=016f EIP=70f65ae7 EFLGS=00010212
EBX=04f423b0 SS=0177 ESP=0100e5c4 EBP=0100e618
ECX=20000001 DS=0177 ESI=0100e5e8 FS=497f
EDX=00000000 ES=0177 EDI=00000000 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
ff 51 04 83 66 0c f8 83 66 24 fe 33 c0 89 46 18
Stack dump:
04f42510 0100e5e8 70f65ce1 04f42510 04f423b0 70f411c6 04f42510 01975450 0100e6e0 70f153b0 04f42510 00000065 00000001 00000004 00000001 bff7b9c5

I have tried to repair it for 3 times now and it still happen, pls help. Thanks
 

Answer:don't know what happen IE5.5

First try reinstalling IE. Goto the same menu with the repair option but choose "Add a Component". Then select "InternetExplorer". Reply yes when asked if you really want to do this. Now see what you have.
 

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Hi, On my gateway DX4300-05c I just got today, whenever i play a high graphics game like 10 minutes into it it shuts down. I have a ATI Radeon HD 4350 512mb Video card, 6GB DDR2 Memory, 640gb Harddrive, and windows 7. I dont know what this could be? Im guessing the power supply. I know it is not overheating because it is not hot at all. It doesnt shut down if i'm surfing the web, or playing a low graphics game. Help ASAP please. It happens when i play Empire total war on ultra high graphics that runs smooth, but just shuts down.

Answer:Why does this happen?

Have you checked the temperatures of your graphics card etc. Using a temp check programme?

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Last night, one of my cousin, who is lowly computer literate was using the PC to transfer some files from his mobile. And he shut down the PC before going to bed. This morning, when i turned the PC on, I am getting administrator password option. I am certain, no one else used the PC and the guy doesn't know much, only copy,paste and shutdown.. you know, all the obvious. He is also not the vindictive type that he would do something deliberately.

So, how what are the quickest steps that he could follow to do all this. Initially, there were no login password set. The steps i know is, go to control panel, choose user account, and then set password. But, the guy was warned not to do anything else, except go to folders and do copy paste.

Well, this is more of a puzzle and guessing game, rather than a tech problem
 

Answer:How could this happen?

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I fixed a friends netbook with some spyware and gave it back to him and a couple of hours later he calls me and says that he got a lot of pop ups saying the machine may be infected.
The netbook had a fresh install of Windows 7 Starter and Mozilla Firefox.

I asked him where he browsed and he said Fox News for about 30 seconds and then to his site, esac.us.

Well, I looked at the history and he used google to search for both fox news and esac.us
I replicated the pop ups on the netbook by searching for fox news in google, then searching for esac.us in google.

and I just did it on this XP machine, googled for fox news, then googled for esac.us, then clicked on the first link which is his site and it popped up saying that the site 87.xx.xx..xx was a reported attack site.

Just tried with IE and Malware bytes blocked the site.

typing in esac.us in the address bar doesn't bring up any warnings.

Do you think there is something on the site or is it something wrong with google?

using IE and Yahoo to search for esac.us and clicking on it causes Malwarebytes to block it.
 

Answer:How does this happen?

That's because the google result may be for an old site or something because 87.248.180.90 (the IP from the google result) is not the IP address for esac.us which is 66.69.131.19

Which upon further review would seem to be some sort of compromise of the site by the first address.
 

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http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6058/ss20101116200642.png
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8004/ss20101116200702.png

It happens when I'm on Firefox.. and Facebook. When I type something, that happens. Why?

Answer:Why does this happen?

Are you playing any Flash Games on Facebook?

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I have been using my external harddrives for a long time and never experienced what has happened like this in three years.
my folders with items like movies itunes and applications that are in these folders all turned into files i cannot open them they are just white little squares that say file. i cannot open them to get to the apps or movies, or itunes that are in them for even the size is smaller. i really need to get to the stuff inside these file / folders any rescue? thanks dee
 

Answer:Never had this happen before

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hard drive is wipe clean 98startup disk put in a os disk and loads than says it is a virus in yet

Answer:help me never had this happen before

It would seem that a little more information is needed. I presume that it is another computer that you are talking about aside from windows 7. Looks like you are trying to do a clean install on a wiped disk of windows 98? What program is detecting the virus, and at what point in the install?::mike

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I am thinking of buying an "upgrade kit", basically a much better mobo and processor, lots more ram, better sound and video card. It has No hard drive or DVD drives installed, those will come directly from my computer. I have XP installed. my question is, will it:

1. Work great, since XP will detect the new hardware and everything is plug and play now

or

2. Freeze up and refuse to boot since it doesn't recognise all the major changes

or

3. Something in between?

I'm no novice but I haven't tried this before! Any help will be most appreciated!

jeffncris
 

Answer:What will happen if I do this?

First off, if you're wanting to upgrade your board, you may not need a sound card. Most boards have on-board audio these days, and some have on-board video.

But the answer is NO. You can't just put in all that new hardware and plug in your old HDD and expect it to work right.
 

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Okay so I am not happy right now little past info. I have had my Sony viao for 2yrs. VGN-NR430E. About 3 weeks after having it the wireless light had issues turing on.. would have to shut computer down pull out battery and re-start.. maybe if I was luck it would work... Well now for the past month my light won't turn on at all! I am connected via ethernet. I went under Device manager and checked out the network area and all that appears now is the ethernet.. no wirless about 3 hrs. ago the wirless was there with a yellow ! warning sign or wtf ever.. yesterday I turned my computer on and windows wouldn't load.. puter did a full re-start or wtf ever.. but on top of this all the wirless hasn't worked (right) for about a month.. today I also went to sony website and tried to install the update crap for the drivers and one was for the wireless or two? tried installing them and that is when the whole wirless disappered from the Dmanager? Help plz
 

Answer:What else can happen?

Oh and I can't get my clock to stay set at the right time.. minor detail ya I know but argg talk bout frustrations with technology
 

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I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum, but I'm always in here so I'll post it anyway. I get really low 2d Performance with my setup. On webpages with alot of pictures, or translucent tables, with images behind them like myspace, my CPU usage goes to 100% and it scrolls really slow and choppy. Do any of you have any idea why this would happen? My Specs are in that little comp thing next to my name. I'm also using the newest Catalyst drivers, 6.8.
I get a 3DMark03 score of 12,000, and 05 score of 6000.
 

Answer:Should this happen?

i get the same issue, dont know why either...
 

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Let me start by saying that I am a computer novice to say the least so forgive me if I do not explain my question correctly.

I have a laptop and use Net-Zero as my i.s.p., my desktop at home I have aol as my i.s.p. I have never used net-zero on my desktop and it is not even intstalled, nor have I accessed my net zero e-mail from my desktop while on aol.

I noticed that I have net zero cookies on my desktop though...

How does this happen?
How can I prevent this?
Is this something that I should be concerened with?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to try to help me with this.

Answer:How Does This Happen?

do you ever share files to or from your laptop to or from your desktop computer?
have you ever been to net zero website from your desktop? to look up something even?

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Hello!

My speaker have this kind of weird sound...
and after the sound pop-ed up. . . whatever music I play will be disturbed.

This is the link: hxxp://rapidshare.com/files/247334192/Recording.wmv.html

I changed the speaker but the result are the same.

Can anyone tell me what is going on?

Thanks!

Answer:Do Anyone Know what's happen?

Please do not post active links to download files from file sharing sites. I have disabled the one(s) you posted so others do not accidentally use them.Using any peer-to-peer (P2P) or file sharing program is a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a sm?rg?sbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information. The reason for this is that file sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft, system infection and remote access exploit by attackers who can take control of your computer without your knowledge. Even if you change the risky default settings to a safer configuration, downloading files from an anonymous source increases your exposure to infection because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat. Many malicious worms and Trojans, such as the Storm Worm, target and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities. In some instances the infection may cause so much damage to your system that recovery is not possible and a Repair Install will NOT help!. In those cases, the only option is to wipe your drive, reformat and reinstall the OS. Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are conf... Read more

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hello,could someone tell me how this happened.when i turn my computer on,i get ablack screen that says indows xp home edition,and below that ,recovery console,its only on very briefly then i get my welcome screen,i noticed this happene after i went into msconfig,and stopped i tunes helper,and itunes from loading at startup.any ideas?
 

Answer:How Did This Happen

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what would happen if i used my 7600gt with my 8800Gts in SLI could someone explain what would happen?
 

Answer:what would happen...

It just wouldn't work, the drivers don't support it.
 

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Problem: Boot GPO's fail to run.
                          Solution: MS has a reg fix, to make the GPO implementation wait until the network initialization completes.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2421599

                          I am having a discussion with a coworker, and the question is "Why is this happening?"  and
how would I do further investigation on "Exactly what is going on?"

                          Note: Spanning tree on the switch is enabled, this is network wide, and there are no network errors.

BlankMonkey

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Question: What may happen?

Ok as some of you may know I run XP on a 233mhz with 128mb.
Today I got a PIII 450 but found the board will only support up to 300mhz.
I re-inserted the 233mhz but I altered the setting in the bios to run at 300.
Is it running at 300 or just pretending to be and, if it is, what's the long term effects?
 

Answer:What may happen?

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Problem detailed simply:Two computers A and B. One website. Computer A views website. Website is then updated. Computer A has temp folder, cookies folder, temp internet folder, history folder and auto-complete erased. Computer A views recently updated website but still sees old pages despite having all Internet history etc. erased. Computer B sees updated pages with no problems.If you delete all the above folders, why does computer A still see the old pages and from where are they located?

Answer:How can this happen ??

Are tehy on different ISPs? Many ISPs cache sites.

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Question: what would happen

What would happen if I attempted to install a brand new XPpro over an exisiting (but different serial) copy?

Thanks

Answer:what would happen

What would happen if you attempted to install a brand new Windows XP Pro Operating System over an existing one?

Well.. Depending on how good you are at it, it should install a brand new Windows XP Pro Operating System over an existing one.

If you'd be doing this because of a bad serial issue, you should know that you CAN change your serial AFTER Windows XP is already installed. So rather than reinstalling it, you could just update the serial.

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Yesterday I saw this application error on my screen:
Application popup: defrag.exe - Application Error : The instruction at "0x77f83aef" referenced memory at "0x01001658". The memory could not be "written".

Only problem is I did not run Defrag and nobody else touched the machine. There are no scripts, batch files, or Scheduled Tasks to run it, and our IT group reports they do not defrag machines remotely. I am in charge of 12 XP Pro SP1 machines all on the same domain and have not seen the same thing on any except this one (so that kind of confirms what IT said). The same error popped up last Friday with the same addresses. Ideas?
 

Answer:This Cannot Happen!

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Since I got my new Nvidia 6200 PCI Vid Card for my Dell Dimension 4300, I have been having an image issue where little black lines are scattered on loading screens and similar images.

- Look at my gallery to see a picture of what I am talking about..

Thanks to anyone who can give me advice for this problem.
 

Answer:Why does this happen?

There are 3 main possible causes:
1) The video card is overheating and is causing the artifacts.
2) Ur PSU is not sufficient enough to run the card properly.
3) Ur using the latest NVIDIA drivers, which cause loaisa problems. Try using 81.98 it solves most of the problems
 

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I have a folder in my PC which I'm 100% sure that it's a spyware. For some reasons malawarebyte doesn't detect it when I scan the folder while my PC booted from ubcd4win. Instead it only detects it when scan in normal XP mode. Why?

Answer:Why does this happen?

Scanning with MBAM in safe or normal mode will work but removal functions are not as powerful in safe mode. MBAM is designed to be at full power when malware is running so safe mode is not necessary when using it. In fact, it loses some effectiveness for detection & removal when used in safe mode because the program includes a special driver which does not work unless you boot XP normally. Additionally, scanning from a bootable disk or from safe mode prevents some types of malware from running so it may be missed during the detection process. For optimal removal, normal mode is recommended so it does not limit the abilities of MBAM.~Blade

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Question: Can this happen.?

If your computer is infected, and you plug an iPod in, will the iPod become infected.?
Yes, because it is now attached.?
Or no, because the malware is not directed to infect iPods.?

Thank you,
Nia.(:

Answer:Can this happen.?

If your iPod has disk mode, then it uses an AUTORUN.INF file to know what to do when it is plugged in. Therefore, an ipod CAN BE infected.

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This has happened twice so far, since I noticed the problem happening.
I have my dell desktop set to go to sleep mode after 30 minutes, and for the display to never turn off, the only time the display turns off is when the computer goes into sleep mode, both the display and computer will go to sleep simultaneously. But as of two days ago I noticed something strange, sometimes the display will turn off around two-five minutes before the machine itself enters sleep, the first time I saw this happened I was a little confused so I went to my settings and made sure everything was set to the correct value, my computer was set to enter sleep after 30 minutes, and the display was set to never turn off, so I shrugged it off, and chalked it up to a bug or something, but today the same thing happened, I saw the screen go off, and it wasn't until three minutes after that the machine itself went into sleep. After that I tried to test it, and haven't been able to recreate this, I left my computer alone 3 times already, and all three times my computer entered sleep correctly.
So does anyone have any ideas about what could've caused this? I checked my monitor settings, on the monitor itself and there are no settings that can cause this behavior. I'm stumped. Has anyone had similar happenings with their machine? I am using windows 8.1
I went into event viewer to see if there was anything there that may be connected, I didn't see anything but when this happens event viewer logs to following ev... Read more

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Question: Can This Happen

Hello everyone!
Okay you hear the horror story's so here's another.
I am on a Dell 2400/Windows XP2/Pent 4/CPU 2.66ghz/2.66GHz,256MB
of Ram/System Mechanic Pro 6 with anti-virus &firewall Realtime protection.
Auto update everything!! plus I check regularly for updates, do system scans,disk clean/
disk defrag/Had CCleaner installed but not regular with it and it is auto
updated as well.
Might have noticed that "had" finally coming around. Totally wiped out and it was so
abrupt that I could not even see what had happened as far as error warning window
or some other typical pop-up window saying your ass is out LOL...Only way I know to
put it. Fried my hard drive so of course lost everything so I slammed a dinosaur hard
drive from an old dell tower with windows 98 on it so I deleted the partition/began a new
one and installed XP and that's how I got here.
The question is simple: I was online when it happened. I was running the Mozilla Firefox
web browser fully updated and set to mostly recommended settings. System Pro 6
was running complete with Anit-virus/anti-hacker/real time protection/Medium on the
firewall settings. I had no tabs open/no porn sires for me/was not in my e-mail box
or the websites own message center. I was on someone's page writing a comment.
The site says it could not happen through thier website and therefore they were not
responsible in any way. True or False? If not how did I get popped?
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Answer:Can This Happen

Hello,

It is doable, but would be unlikely. your security protection looks solid enough.

have you tried putting the fried hard drive in as a slave? you might be able to recover data (unless the HDDs reading heads were ripped off)
Also your isp might have monitored the event, you might want to give them a call.

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Using XP Pro with SP2 installed.

Yesterday I was trying to use the 'Compatibility Wizard' for an old game that I wanted to install. Turns out I mistakenly used the 'Accessibility Wizard' instead, and after getting out of that process I have now been blessed with a new little gremlin to deal with.

Each time I exit Internet Explorer a box appears entitled;

'Formdata (box) 87: The parameter is incorrect' comes up.

This only occurs when I get off the internet (using Internet Explorer). I just click OK and it goes away until I get back on the net and then get off again that it re occurs. The box does not seem to have any real effects to anything?, and does not come up during, or after normal desktop activity, e.g.; I can use Outlook Express and nothing happens. I have a high speed ISP and I am not sure if that factor helps diagnose this issue.

I am not sure what has caused this. However, there could be a relationship to my having used the Accessibility Wizard? This is where one can change text size, large windows titles and menus, etc. I have tried going back into the Accessibility Wizard and trying different settings, but have not been able to get rid of the Formdata box.

I am not sure if there is some default settings that I can use to 'reset' the system so that this box does not appear after exiting Internet Explorer. My 'restore' option does not function correctly; another issue to reslove at a later date...

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Answer:Has anyone ever have this happen?

Try this: openIE, tools>internet options>accessibility and look at the formatting blocks. I have all 3 checked, but then I have my own style sheet installed.If you play with those settings it may help.

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Hello. i have a question maybe someone can provide some insight. i joined a national job seekers website. i created a profile and linked up with several people who had similar skills in my line of work. one day i visited the site to add an update to my account, only to find my entire contacts list was posted on my profile page. i'm not talking about contacts for job recruiters i employed in the past, but even personal friends who had nothing to do with my job search. I didn't give them this information, it just suddenly appeared. How were they able to obtain all of this information from my PC?

Thank you

Answer:how did this happen?

Software, knowingly or unknowingly, was downloaded to your computer and it found your address book(s).
You may have even allowed it according to their EULA....terms of use.

Facebook in its early days did this. When someone signed up, Facebook would send them an email that contained
software that would find and send their address book info back to Facebook and then Facebook would spam every one of
the addresses.

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Last night after I was done with my other computer, I shut it down and went to bed. this morning when I turned it on, I couldn't get it to boot up. It makes it thru the POST all right, but when it should open the OS it pauses for about 10 seconds then reboots itself. It does load the OS in safe mode, but not the regular way. I haven't added or removed anything, nor have I changed drivers. How does a computer that was working perfectly for the last 7 months, (when it was built) all of a sudden not be able to boot to the OS??? This is where I absolutely hate these things! No logic in it at all!
By the way, I used Western Digitals hard drive checker and all drives checked out fine.
 

Answer:How can this happen????

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my computer has been working great,then this pops up and computer shut down took a while far it to come back up.this is the message.the same thing happen a long time ago

Error caused by a device driver

Thank you for sending an error report to Microsoft.

Error report summary

Error type : Windows stop error (A message appears on a blue screen with error code information)
Solution available? : No (see Next steps)
What does this error mean? : Windows has encountered an error from which it cannot recover and needs to restart
Cause : Unknown device driver
Computer symptoms : A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for example: e.g. 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
Additional steps for you to take : Important: Please continue to send error reports so analysts at Microsoft can study and try to correct the problem as quickly as possible

Information about this error

You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.

Next steps

We have analyzed your error report and at this time are unable to determine the exact cause of the error. However, Microsoft will continue to analyze this error report to try to determine the specific cause of the error. If we are able to find the cause and correct it, and you encounter the same problem, you will receive ... Read more

Answer:don,t know what happen

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set the following value in the registry to a value of 2.

HKLMSystemCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetchParametersEnablePrefetcher

will it crash my sys

Answer:what will happen if i

Will that disable the prefetch? If so, it will be fine.

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I am thinking of buying an "upgrade kit", basically a much better mobo and processor, lots more ram, better sound and video card. It has No hard drive or DVD drives installed, those will come directly from my computer. I have XP installed. my question is, will it:

1. Work great, since XP will detect the new hardware and everything is plug and play now

or

2. Freeze up and refuse to boot since it doesn't recognise all the major changes

or

3. Something in between?

I'm no novice but I haven't tried this before! Any help will be most appreciated!

jeffncris
 

Answer:What will happen if I do this?

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This must've been the 20th time I've reformatted my computer this year. It happens often, I turn on my computer, and it will sit on the "Windows XP" loading screen for 3 mins, then will go to a BSOD.

ACCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

I run CHKDSK, tells me hard drive corrupted and cannot be repaired.

I boot the reinstallation CD, and it tells me cannot be repaired, hard drive C is corrupted.

So I go through the daunting task of reformatting, reinstalling windows, then reinstalling all my programs.

OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

What's wrong with my computer?

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My DH had an "old friend" over. The guy wanted to send us a bunch of pictures from the last class reunion. He asked to see our computer to "see if we had the ability to get that big a package". Seemed innocent enough.

He DID NOT see my log on password. He did not touch the keyboard. He moused into my pictures, and checked out available space on the hard drive. That was about it. He MAY have slipped in here later....(edited to say that the other guests said he did NOT.)

So, he send us an email with 18 attachments, which I am figuring are the classmate photos but instead they are all MY pictures from MY files! (They aren't just similar pictures. One was one I took myself and the other was a scan from an out of print book!)

I found out that !cid is the prefix for files for graphic converters. (each file was labelled !icid, followed by a ton of numbers and letters and ending with @snj-us and more.) You can tell I know very little because I am afraid to write the whole thing here for fear it's some kind of bad nasty that can harm other venues OR allow everyone in to my computer! I don't know if this originated ON my computer or on his as the sender. I don't have the vaguest idea how he could be sending me my own pictures! I did track down that particular file and delete it from my computer....which might mean I can't open my own pictures later or something. Told you I'm ignorant!

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ok i dont really no if i suppose to post it in this forum but i dont know which subject it is so hear it is. i play a game called age of empires 2 the conquere expansion in www.zone.com which is msn.zone but now when i go to that site. it looks like this... http://img15.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img15&image=msnprob.gif sorry go to that link and see. i pressed the insert image button its no comming... plus when i press sigh in nothing comes up then its just blank... this might sound dum but i really need help . huh i cant even add smiley!
 

Answer:What happen to this

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I don't guess this is earth shattering but I wonder how many people read the stickys at the top of this thread and use all the great free utilities listed.

I have been using all of them for quite some time and I surf all over the web up to 6 hours a day and I never have the continious problems posted in here.

Is it I am not going to the right\wrong sites are a lot of people don't take advantage of all these programs until they are infected.

I guess my old Acer is just to boring and not much of a challenge. Maybe if I uninstall my main four utilities (SB-AdAware-SpywareBlaster-AVG) I can have some of this fun.

PS-I have probably just doomed myself to 7 years of hijacks and viruses.
 

Answer:How Does This Happen?

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Computer A:

this computer has all the best spyware/trojan/keylogger detectors running with the most recent updated definitions, including Ad Ware 6, Spybot, Spysweeper, registry interception programs like Registry Protector, Script Sentry, has run TD3 trojan detector, Swatitpro trojan detector, etc, Hijack This,

They all come back clean except for one, that program is called Spy Guard Pro, , but it also says 'Spy Camera' is running, but cannot reveal location etc because it's a 'trial version' ....Spy Camera is a potent keylogger, but not a whole lot of info is available on it, I put the full extended HIJACK THIS startuplistlog, over at Cexx.org, and their best can't find anything malicious running either,

Now for the bad news,
This computer is compromised, totally, it's now 100% certain that emails are being read .......... but in a strange way, a third party [person] is reading the emails Over The Phone, to the second party, the second party is the one 'interested' in compromising the computer, the first party is the victim,

I refuse to believe that Spy Guardian knows something that ALL the other great programs don't,

The second party has physical access to the computer: BUT WHY WOULD they succeed at getting what they want with a third party, who delivers the target information OVER THE PHONE........I need that part figured out,

I'll post the extended HIJACK log when I edit this again,
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Answer:how did this happen

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Everytime I download something I get a [1] added to the file name. I do alot of online gameing and if I dont delete it I get alot of file mismatches.Anyway to stop it from happening?

Answer:[1]...?why does this happen?

mine usually says 2 after if i download the same thing twice...sorry but all i can say maybe its a simmilar problem what are you using to download (browser,download manager, p2p....etc)

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Hi
I downloaded three registry cleaners. I must have deleted something i shouldnt have. My browser is not working correctly wont load some pages, I cannot sign into certain accounts. I tried to do restore back ups and my computer is a mess now..

How can I fix this mess???
Please need help.....

I did restore all items and still not working.

Any suggestions or programs I can use to fix this....




Thanks Cindy

This is what my browser says on the bottom when I try to open some pages
Cannot find server or DNS Error
Internet Explorer
 

Answer:I new this was going to happen!!!

try this 1st:

try putting in your Windows XP CD, then go to

start, run, and type in:
SFC /SCANNOW

This initializes the System File Checker which will check all your system files for corruption and replace from the Windows XP CD as necessary.

If it doesn't work try this:

Reinstall IE6:

Copy/paste
this command into a start/run prompt and click ok:

"rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132
C:\windows\inf\ie.inf"

OR

rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132
%windir%\Inf\ie.inf

Another option:
Repair IE:

As a user in the Administrators group, click Start, Search, and select All
files or folders
1.. Click the More Advanced Options to expand the menu
2.. Check the Search hidden folders option
3.. In the All or part of filename field search for ie.inf
4.. Right click the ie.inf file (which should be located in the
X:WindowsInf folder, where X is the letter of the hard drive or partition
which Windows resides)
5.. Click Install
6.. When the process finishes, reboot your computer

OR try M$

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q318378&ID=KB;EN-US;Q318378
Here is what I would recommend for a REG cleaner:

http://www.toniarts.com/products.ph...14&PHPSESSID=c3616f70a77dc6411fe867eef805ee14
 

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Question: Can this happen??

Hello All.
I have a question. I used to be a tech at a AOL and now I work for a major long distance company and for the last couple years I hear people say all day that they have no idea how their phone bill is several hundred dollars, and they swear to God they have absolutly no knowledge of adult entertainment internet, and many swear they dont have a computer or will prove no one was home at the time of the calls.
I have never had it happen to me or a friend. But then I use a firewall and virus protection.
The people who call in are highly upset and usually crying.
I like to assume all these people that call in everyday are not liers.
After calling the phone company they then call AOL and scream that AOL made their computer dial international numbers. AOL tells them to call the phone company or McAfee.
Can it be that someone out there is somehow controlling someones elses computer like this?
Hey isnt Kevin Mitnic in jail still?
: )
 

Answer:Can this happen??

It's not a person, it's software. People download crap from the internet which installs international dialers, unknown to them. They're not liars, they're just ignorant. It's also highly likely that they downloaded commercial software illegally (known as warez). Ask them what software they have installed. If they list expensive items such as PhotoShop, ask them how they can afford all that. Some people are so dense that they'll openly admit to having downloaded it free from some site on the internet.
 

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hi I have bought my lenovo about 3 years ago. Few days ago I have left the laptop pluged to the ac power but laptop was swithed off(with battery in) but the next day when I tried to use my laptop it didn't work. I found similar video on yt which shows exactly what I get. any ideas? laptop wasn't damaged. the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxZ59USUVPw

Answer:R61 - nothing happen

I have had several R61s that have done this,  It appears to be static buildup.  Take the battery out unplug the power supply and hold down the power on buttun for about 5 seconds.  Then re-insert the battery etc. and you should be good to go. 

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Windows xp SP2
I wil NOT ask how to recover a password as I know that is forbidden,my question is,how is it that my daughter unplugged her computer and moved it,reset it back up,turned it on and her password WILL NOT work.This is the same one she has used for 4 years.No one has acsess to it and it was off for about 2 hours in her possesion.It just keeps saying "did you forget your password?"I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight as to WHY this happened.Thank you for any help in advance.
 

Answer:How does THIS happen?

Hi,

The message you are getting indicates that you, or she, is not typing the password correctly....check that the "Caps Lock" key is not pressed or on... and, try manually typing in the correct password.
 

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Hello, my laptop faces another problem again :/ Yesterday I opened up my laptop and then it says HP then it goes black screen, so I wait 5-10 minutes then it says Starting Windows without the color glass, then I wait 2-4 minutes again then There's glass color now, then I wait 5-10 minutes again, then I saw Welcome screen, then it freezes, then it goes black.. Please help me. Whenever I press f8 it buzzes, Please help me my father,mother and sister gonna kill me. I know how to solve the black screen after Welcome screen press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, but I am worried on slow booting it takes 10 minutes to start a computer please help me, I think the screen is black after login because the computer's explorer.exe file is corrupted or It failed to start explorer.exe at startup. but help me on the black screen before starting windows and Slow boot, It takes 10 minutes to finish booting Please Help!! HP ProBook 4530s INTEL-ICORE 3 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit Why this always happens?! I have setup file of windows 7 iso on my D drive. If the only solution is to reinstall it. I will do it but i do not know how to boot with Setup file it's Folder not iso sorry but it has Ultimate / Prof.. and more all! so please help me..

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A computer a mate has discarded and passed to me- I cleaned-up[took out all reference to previous owner that I could find] and passed it on to an deserving old lady for mainly Internet work..In a phone call to me she complained the a ghost of its previous owner kept haunting the machine- I took this to be, from what she said that his I/D was preventing her using it or cause her to think perhaps she could not. so I went to see it/her and saw she had doing all sorts herself to get around the perceived problem.After clearing a lot of the mischief , several items caused me to scratch my head and to bring it home to poke at during the coming daysHere is one such that to my mind could not happen -but it didDuring its life time it had been on dial-up to one ISP[call it ISP1 ] and then Broadband on another ISP.[Call it ISP2]When I had it , I deleted all the reference to both of these[1&2] and installed her own dial up connection on another ISP entirely.[call it ISP3]and had it working OK both at home and on delivery ,and she too for a while- it failed because of the familiar password corruption[but she would not know that]So this morning I cleaned up her mess and sorted the dial up connection .I then went on to show how to get mail via the web should her dial-up connection corrupt again.I was completely gobsmacked to discover then messages in the mail box for the the original owner addressed to him on ISP 1 waiting in ISP 3 mailbox. So what happened here do you think.? Hw come mail s... Read more

Answer:How did this happen?

Easy really.ISP = I Suspect Poltergeists

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Recently my PC has started to exhibit a very strange behavior. After a totally normal session I shut it down, it powers off and then, after betwen 10 and 30 minutes, it starts up on its own and presents me with the usual XP login screen. How can this happen? What is waking it up (indeed - how can it be aroused from a shut-down state?) - and should I be concerned?All help and advice gratefuly received - Chas.

Answer:How can this happen?

this could be Wake on Lan in the BIOS or wake on x something in the BIOS power managment settings maybe is waking up your machine.I have never known a virus to actually swith on a machine. Have you got you mahcine on a wirless network ?

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I had previousoly tried and failed to make a system image of windows 7 to dvd, I got the message shown in the below jpeg, I wrote the date time and disc one on the first disk, and after 18 mins of burning, it presented me with exactly the same message, why would this happen? It makes no sense to write disc one on another disc and put it in... any thoughts as to why this would happen?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Why would this happen?

I would write "disk 2" on it.
 

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Hello, my laptop faces another problem again :/ Yesterday I opened up my laptop and then it says HP then it goes black screen, so I wait 5-10 minutes then it says Starting Windows without the color glass, then I wait 2-4 minutes again then There's glass color now, then I wait 5-10 minutes again, then I saw Welcome screen, then it freezes, then it goes black.. Please help me. Whenever I press f8 it buzzes, Please help me my father,mother and sister gonna kill me. I know how to solve the black screen after Welcome screen press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, but I am worried on slow booting it takes 10 minutes to start a computer please help me, I think the screen is black after login because the computer's explorer.exe file is corrupted or It failed to start explorer.exe at startup. but help me on the black screen before starting windows and Slow boot, It takes 10 minutes to finish booting Please Help!! HP ProBook 4530s INTEL-ICORE 3 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 bit Why this always happens?! I have setup file of windows 7 iso on my D drive. If the only solution is to reinstall it. I will do it but i do not know how to boot with Setup file it's Folder not iso sorry but it has Ultimate / Prof.. and more all! so please help me..

Answer:Why does this always happen?!

Turn the laptop off. Turn it back on again and immediately hold down F11. It should boot in to recovery and you can restore Windows from there and factory reset the device. If that doesn't solve the problem, and the problems still occur, it means it is a hardware problem, such as bad RAM or hard drive failing.

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I know connection speeds have been mentioned hundreds of times on this forum but i have really ever had a problem, in fact i was quite proud of my 56k modem connecting at 50600bps.My problem now is i haved moved my pc to another room in fact nearer my telephone box, so its just a straight connection from my modem to the box no extensions. After doing this my connection has dropped dramaticly to 21600bps.Anyone any ideas how this happened?thanx in advance.

Answer:How could this happen?

wet finger in the air jobby but try taking the lead out, clean it and the insert back into modem and tel box. are you using a different lead or through a splitter

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Question: What happen???

What happen if I get update from windows 10 by insider app n for some reason I make hard reset.
Whether I get reversed to windows phone 8.1 or not???

Answer:What happen???

You'll still be on 10

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Okay what would happen if I just had one computer with XP 3 and updated to 8 and trashed the HDD beyond repair and I had to buy a new HDD but I have a key for 8.

Even worse, if it was a laptop with no disks just a recovery partition.

Answer:What would happen if

Reinstall Windows 8. Enter key, will probably tell you already been activated, so will be reduced functionality till you sort it out.
Go through phone activation, pick option to talk to someone, explain what you did and provide your existing license key. They will see it has been activated and issue you a new key that can be activated.

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Trying to run SDFix.exe in Safe or Normal. Starts and about 1 min in the screen goes blank. No icons. I have to ctrl alt del and then file run and explorer.exe

Same thing happens if trying to run the Smith fraud fix.

I have run spybot, malwarebytes and found 179 objects. It removed all of them.
 

Answer:Have not seen this happen before

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:22:59 AM, on 8/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.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\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Well where do i start? Basically i seem to have a prob with some web sites, in particular forum sites.

What seems to happen in most cases is that i try to logon to a site that i have registered with in the past or a new site i chooose, but i just carnt logon ( the sites keep asking me to logon).

This is usually a new or existing forum and i dont seem to be able to logon with my username and password as i used to, or even new username password?

For instance this web site where i used to be able to download files i need http://www.close-combat.net./index.php i can get to the web page but if i try to logon i get no joy, for this and many more sites?

I previously had no probs with this so im thinking what have i changed to alter my settings.

All i can think of is a programme called "addshield" which basically stops unwanted popups. I found it was restricting my surfing so much i had to uninstall it.

But i seem to still have a prob, for instance i can logon to this forum ok but if i go to the above website and try to logon....no joy

However if i go to the milatary gamers forum and select a link on the forum to the above website ( close-combt.net ) i can logon but i get the images as a small red X and not the images i should be seeeing? So im even more confused

So im here to ask if anyone knows if they know of any settings i may have changed in the past that would cause such a prob for me?
thx...rob
 

Answer:Why does this happen?

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This happens when my pc is connected to my pc, monitor and/or speakers. I'ts unbelievably annoying and I don't know why it's happening. Any help would be appreciated. ps, new user here.
I video'd it with my phone and I can't get it on my pc rn.

https://twitter.com/_RRHunt/status/601092602331582464

Answer:Why does this happen?

Quote:





Originally Posted by Feudy


This happens when my pc is connected to my pc, monitor and/or speakers. I'ts unbelievably annoying and I don't know why it's happening. Any help would be appreciated. ps, new user here.
I video'd it with my phone and I can't get it on my pc rn.

https://twitter.com/_RRHunt/status/601092602331582464




Well for starters tell us your computer specs, also tell us what tv and monitor you have.
While you do this, unplug the cable from your tv to your computer.
Next go into your vga properties and set the display back to your monitor.
Change display settings on multiple monitors
Now reboot the computer and see if it still happens.

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My IP address according to MySQL & ipconfig has clearly been 192.xxx.x.2 for some time now

Woke up this morning to find I couldn't access my website...So i checked my IP address again and it's changed to 192.xxx.x.3

Any idea what would cause this?

The only IP checking software I have is synchronising software from DynDNS and that on Synchronises my router IP with my host address.

Answer:Why would this happen?

whats the range for PC IP's router should 192.168.x.1 but if it got confused and used two it would bump pc to 192.168.x.3. Im assuming you have strong UID and pword in router and that John is not joshing you.<g>

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As i am a newbie, just a little confused, in how can i have microsoft antispyware and macafee, then start having problems so i unistall macafee, and download a freebie called Stop-sign threat, as i am now running a scan with this new site and up pops a notice saying that i have in mirosoft antispyware a trojonhow is this possible as i thought microsoft got rid of things like that

Answer:how can this happen

It's probably picking up something MS Antispyware has `caught` and quarantined safely. Personally I would trust MS Antispyware more than Stop-Sign. Look for `stop-sign` on this page; click here

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Question: How'd this happen?

I set up two rules in Outlook Express. The first one had everyone's email address I wanted to hear from and I ticked "stop processing more rules". The next one said "for all messages delete from server". A spammer got thru. How did it happen?
 

Answer:How'd this happen?

Look at the rules again. I bet it doesn't say anything about everyone else NOT on your list of contacts or address book contents.
 

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Question: What will happen?

I'm getting a new cpu(I5 650)/motherboard(Asus P7P55D-E) and ssd(Corsaid Nova 64gb) and plan on doing a clean install on the ssd - without the sata drives connected.

Will anything happen when I connect my old SATA drives with windows 7 on one of them? Will that windows 7 be recognized? Should I format that partition? If so, before or after entering win7?


Afterward... when I do a back-up and system image to my USB drive, will it just write over the version from the sata drive, or do I have to remove/delete it from the USB drive before doing that backup/sys image?

Trying to avoid surprises, I'm a geek, afterall.

Answer:What will happen?

Hello michaelst.



After you have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the new hardware you can use the #7 info in this tutorial to wipe / over-write the data on the HDD after it has been connected to the mobo; just do the install to the SSD with that being the only one connected so you don't have a dual boot to sort out before the "old" Windows 7 can be removed.

Just be sure to make backups of anything you want to save before you do the wipe (secure erase) to the HDD as any data left will be unrecoverable afterward; using this method will not let you over-write the wrong OS and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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I am trying to help my friend- her computer is doing this:
When she links to a site ...the name of it shows up in the task bar at the bottom ...then all of a sudden ...there is another site that will come up on the taskbar at the same time (not always the same site) & I cannot get rid of it..... when she clicks onto it, it is different sites she has never heard tell of or ever used....such as 'Love Match predictor', adult personals.ca and so on. I ran a scan with AVG spy-ware and showed everything was clean. I tried linking to different sites from Favorites and the same thing happens....however not every time but at least seventy-five percent of the time.... Does anyone have any idea of what is happening ..
any advice greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:why does this happen?

Run SuperAntiSpyware then post a HiJackThis log in here.
 

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A couple of days ago I was taking advantage of the local library's wi-fi using my HP laptop (Vista Home Premium) and updating laptop and iPhone 3G preparatory to restoring the phone to factory. Had the phone hooked up to the laptop, syncing and backing up. I have no idea how this happened but the webpages on my laptop were so enormous I couldn't get to the red X to shut them down, and I got a message about how (itunes maybe?) would no longer work with this version of Windows, the gist of the message was that my OS version was so old it was incompatible with iTunes and I needed to change the resolution, which I tried to do, but it wouldn't "stick", kept going back to this enormous view. I don't recall clicking on anything that might have been a virus and I always try to stay updated re Microsoft Security Essentials and I think I also run McAfee VirusScan courtesy of AOL (but use Microsoft's firewall, not McAfee's.)

I finally had to just force my laptop to shut down. Can someone give me an idea of what happened, how it might have happened, and what to do about it? I'm going to try the laptop again, but I have only dialup at home and there's no modem installed on the laptop. Which brings up another question, possible for another forum, but can I use an ethernet cable to hook the laptop up directly to my Compaq Presario desktop (Vista Home Basic) to access the internet through the desktop's dialup? Just wondered. Thought abo... Read more

Answer:How did this happen and what do i do about it?

What version of Windows and what service pack level?

What is the screen resolution now?

Is everything else working OK now except for the "enormous webpages"?
 

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Question: this happen twice

hi
(a pic of what is going on)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/frostrs/untitled2.jpg

this has happen two times om me. i moved the computer from the living room to the computer room and that showed up. i mad a new acount and it did not shop up. a bout a year later (yesterday) i moved it again and it did it again. and it will not alow me to move my desktop icons.

douse any one know what to do? i'v tryed every thing i can think of.
 

Answer:this happen twice

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Question: What will happen?

(from labtop=not infected with Win. popups)
(Pc scan in progress)

If I were to not rid of win popups what would happen to my pc?Will my comp. explode sending chunks of my hard drive and various items though my head and killing me on inpact?Will it catch on fire thus burning down my house?
...Or will it just slow down and down till my hard drive crashs?
IM TO YOUNG TO DIE!!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:What will happen?

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Take a harddrive out that already has windows installed on it from a packaged HP computer and put the harddrive in a custom pc. Would it still boot windows or would windows know its not the 'proper' assigned hardware that came with the PC?

Thanks

Foz
 

Answer:What would happen if you do this....

It depends, mainly on the hardware differences in the two machines. Since you said from a HP to a custom box, you ar going to have problems.

It will probably boot into windows but you are going to have tons of driver issues.

My personal rule of thumb is if the motherboards are even more than slightly different, do a fresh install.
 

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Question: What will happen?

Didn't know whether to ask here or in the setup thread. I have Windows 7 & 8 as a dual boot on the same hard drive. I need to re-install Windows 7. I assume Windows 8 has control of the MBR, so what will happen to Windows 8, will 7 override the MBR and if so how do I get 8 back again?
Windows 7 just crashed, screen went blank and now it's a nightmare to use.

Answer:What will happen?

\Windows\Minidump

You can copy the files in there to any other folder then zip them. Attach the zip here and we can see what is going wrong.

Use safe mode + networking if needed.

If you just reinstall 7, you'll likely end up in the same place anyhow eventually, from doing the things you normally do (which caused the issue in the first place.)

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what happened to ibm's os/2 while it was better than windows at the time?
 

Answer:What happen to OS/2?

It required a lot more memory even for business class workstations (at a time when memory was still very expensive), had poor driver support for just about anything not made by IBM and frankly had a lot of IBM's anti-intutative UI features (after OS/2 died it seems like those efforts where transfered to the Lotus Notes UI). It's support for existing DOS and 16bit Windows apps was not that greatdespite IBM having all the source code to both those operating systems.

The poor support for existing hardware and software wouldn't have been too bad if that fancy 32bit protected mode multitasking could be used to bring in apps not possible in Windows and DOS, but IBM was firmly committed to killing this too. Back then you couldn't walk 3 feet at a developer tradeshow without a Microsoft rep handing you a free stack of disks with the Windows SDK and a pin or sticker proclaiming how you wanted your next application to be developed for Windows. Down at the IBM booth, assuming you could get a guy who would do more then just blow hot air at you, you could buy the OS/2 SDK for the low tradeshow price of just $300.

OS/2 began as a joint project between MS and IBM (there was for a time Microsoft OS/2, just like there was IBM DOS). At the time Microsoft sang the praises of OS/2 because it seemed like the only sure way forward - sure they could dump millions and the best talent on 16bit Windows, but because Windows was just a shell over DOS it was still possible for a guy... Read more

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Where i may find a WINDOWS 98 SE operating system that i can download for free??
THANK YOU ALL.'
 

Answer:Would Anyone Happen To Know??

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Question: what would happen

hey.


what would happen if you had four 5970's plugged in to a mother board?

Answer:what would happen

what would happen is that you'd be down almost 3 grand O.o

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This may seem like a silly question, but is it actually possible for a website to shutdown your internet connection. I have a WAP site (Mobile/Cell Phone Site) through tagtag.com Here's the problem, since last night and into this monring, whenever I was working on that site, my Comcast connection just went out. It happened this morning too, I was on tagtag.com working on my WAP site and it goes out. Then I was workin again and it went out again. Now is this just coincidence, or can a site really cause your connection to go down. Thanx.!!
 

Answer:Can this actually happen?

Guess not? lol
 

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For some odd reason i'm experiencing a little lag on every game I play on my computer. Let me see if I can explain this in a more proper way; When I move from right to left and the background goes to the left, it goes smoothly, but at the same time lags a little bit. Like it goes smoothly and stops for like 000.01 sec and then goes smooth again, stops, smooth, and so on (when I say 'stop' I mean lag). That shouldn't happen. I have a AMD XP 2400, ATI Radeon 9800pro, 512ddr ram. A friend of mine has similar computer as mine except he has 9600XT. Also, ive upgraded my drivers and have directx 9.0.

This problem occurs on all the games I have. Sure it's not a big of a problem, but it's annoying when it happens and I haven't seen that on my friends computer. Oh, forgot to mention that he has 1024 ddr ram. I was thinking maybe its cuz I have 512 ram and need more? Or maybe its cuz of WinXP? Any suggestions will be appreciated thnx.
 

Answer:Why does this happen?

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Several times in the past month or so the real-time protection in Spyware Terminator has been turned off. On one occasion it couldn't be turned back on and I had to reinstall. Recently Comodo Firewall was turned off as well.

I have scanned with a variety of anti-virus/spy/malware/rootkit etc apps without detecting anything.

Should I be worried? Thanks.
 

Answer:Huh, how did that happen?

Doofus said:





Should I be worried? Thanks.Click to expand...

Well there are many different malware processes that attempt to do things like this. Thus I would say you should error on the side of safety and do the below!


Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, renaming, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED yo... Read more

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I am running windows xp home (legal Copy), I bought and activated it about 6 months ago. Well today, actually a little while ago I went in to my msconfig settings to stop certain services from running in the background. Well, when I was done, I restarted the computer and a Message Popped up saying "Since windows was first activated on this computer, the hardware on the computer has changed significantly, and that I needed to reactivate windows. I never changed anything, this happened right after I was in msconfig changing startup programs and services. Does anyone no what might have triggered this off?
 

Answer:Why did this Happen?

Not sure of a service that would do that, but if you have to, I have called Microsoft before and its quick and they were very helpful. Maybe someone else will know of a service that could cause this and will respond.

FYI, in the future, you get more help when you use a better topic, in other words, this topic might draw the attention of someone who could help if it had a title like "Windows XP wants to be reactivated" or "Services that cause activation to reset" as examples

http://www.majorgeeks.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4977

Welcome aboard!
 

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(I hope this thread/post 'belongs' here ...)

Would anyone happen to know whether Trend Micro is indicating "Origin" or "Destination" in this report, under the "Spam" tab >

http://itw.trendmicro.com/malware_spam_map.php?id=25

Thanks in advance,
g ...
 

Answer:Would anyone happen to know ...

Hi Glenn

If you ran a scan with the online scanner than we wouldnt have acess to your san log, but if your asking in the maps whether the locations or malware worldwide are Origin or Destination, then its Origin of the malware found on PCs.

If you're after some other info, please post the steps you where doing to get to the info you need or are asking about, so we can recreate.
 

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Ok, I have an HP notebook that is about three years old. It has no screen (accident) so I have it hooked up to a CRTT and used it as a desktop replacement. I turned it on the other day and it boots to a blue screen that says:

Boot from:
HARDDRIVE
CDROMDRIVE
LAN

I tried clicking on HARDRIVE and it rebooted to the same screen. I tried rebooting with my winXP CD and it booted to the same screen. My roommate started into the BIOS (I think is what he called it) and said it looks like the HD is not recognized in the BIOS. After he rebooted it to the BIOS (?) he tried to reboot into safemode, but now I cannot get the CRT to recognize it is plugged to the notebook. I turn on the notebook, then I turn on the monitor. The light on the monitor is green then turns orange and no screen. By the way, the monitor is also an HP from the same year as the notebook. I tried using the function key and correspoding F key for switching the screen and nothing happens.

Any ideas? I don't care if I loose anything on this notebook, it is just for my sons kid game, but he sure would like to play and I get the darn notebook to come on. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:What happen to my HD??

No one has any ideas?
 

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i am using easy creator 5 platuim . when i copy my music from cd to hd i convert it at the same time to mp3 . now when it is saved on the hd as mp3 it is saved in alphabeticall order. then when i burn it onto disc it is all in alphabeticall order.

HOW can i save it in the same order it was on the cd in the first place . i looked in e/cd creator and cannt find any option to alter this
 

Answer:why does this happen !!

I don't use EZCD, so I'll ask any way. Have you tried dragging the songs over one by one in your order? or does it reorder them when you do?
 

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I am thinking of buying an "upgrade kit", basically a much better mobo and processor, lots more ram, better sound and video card. It has No hard drive or DVD drives installed, those will come directly from my computer. I have XP installed. my question is, will it:

1. Work great, since XP will detect the new hardware and everything is plug and play now

or

2. Freeze up and refuse to boot since it doesn't recognise all the major changes

or

3. Something in between?

I'm no novice but I haven't tried this before! Any help will be most appreciated!

jeffncris
 

Answer:What will happen if I do this?

Most likely #3.

Recently there seems to be a surge in people posting on here that are attempting to use their previous hard disk/windows install on a new motherboard with new hardware. This is generally a bad idea.

If you are really set on doing this that way, I would suggest going into your device manager on the old system just before you retire it, and uninstalling about everything you can, probably everything. Then shut down and put your new system together and try and boot. If you get lucky you'll get into Windows. I suspect you'll BSOD along the way though. When this happens you can boot up off your XP disk and try to repair Windows.

I would strongly recommend backing up using XP File and Settings transfer Wizard and saving to a file as opposed to trying to send over network (to a computer that isn't built yet). That wizard will backup pretty much everything, then you can burn that to a dvd or possibly cds, or better yet put on an external hard drive. Then once you get your NEW Windows installation back you can restore your files from that.

A more risky way to do this if your file is too big for a single dvd would be to defrag then download a gparted disk and see if you can create a new partition with free space, then from within windows format that partition and place the File and Settings Transfer Wizard's file on that. That way you can wipe your existing Windows partition, install there. Then restore those files from the n... Read more

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Hello;

For some odd reason, I must have malwear somewhere on my computer, and I have yet to find it. Everytime I go to a new website, no matter if I'm using IE7 or Firefox 3, Pop ups appear in new windows.

I have Iolo Antivirus and Super Anti-Spywear, but nither one have found a thing. Whatever it is, it will not let me turn on my Automatic Updates. I keep getting error code 1058 when I try to turn it on using the services.msc command in the run application. So here are my 2 attachments. First the DDS:

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by IrocSS at 20:22:47.70 on 06-Mar-09
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3071.2168 [GMT -5:00]

AV: iolo AntiVirus? *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\essspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\AntiVirus\ioloAV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:Pop ups happen when using IE7

Hello mwclarksr,Sorry for the delay. We have over 600 logs backed up. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan. The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient. When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note) The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. Copy and Paste the entire Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log. Extra Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly. If you encounter this message:"c:\program files\malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamext.dll Unable to register the dll/ocx: RegSvr32 failed with exit code 0x5" Click on ignore mbamext.dll

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Hi y'all. What's going on here is weird and no one I've yet spoken to knows what's up.
Every time I boot my PC, there is a chance that I won't be able to connect to the internet. I use a DSL modem and ethernet card in Win XP. After experiencing this problem a bunch of times, I have found that it's caused by my computer not detecting the ethernet card. If I look in Control Panel, then Network Connections, there is no ethernet card listed. So I reboot, and it often happens again anywhere from zero to ten times before the PC finds the card. What would cause this? Someone suggested that maybe the computer prefers ethernet cards to be in certain slots and not others. So I moved the card to a different slot, but the same thing kept happening. What can I try here?
Oh, also when this problem happens and I reboot, I try and shut down the PC and wait a minute before powering up again. However the PC restarts itself as if I had clicked on Restart instead of Turn off the Computer. Why does that happen and how do I deal with that? I'm afraid of hurting the system by pulling the plug when it starts to reboot itself.
I am not a tech guru so please be gentle. Many thanks.
 

Answer:Why would this happen?

bump...please someone help
 

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Logged on and...





Did not display anymore after this.

Answer:What does this mean? Wha happen?

First if you haven't yet, see what Event Viewer shows for it. Next,

Windows could not connect to the System Event Notificat

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EVERYTHING was just erased off my comp. FILES, EVERYTHING! if you need an HJT log included, tell me.:O
 

Answer:OH MY GOD.. (tell me this did not just happen)

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Are you overstating your problem????

If all of your files have been erased how are you coming here? And how could you get a HijackThis log on a PC that has no files on it? Your PC would not run?

If you have truly erased all of your files HJT is not going to help you and we will not be able to help you either.
 

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This just started happening and I can't figure out why. Not all the pictures load on a page even when I refresh from the server. Sometimes it's worse than others and sometimes the refresh helps a bit. This is really getting annoying.

Thanks
 

Answer:Why does this happen?

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When I press CTL-ALT-Delete to lookat the processes running, the box is different than it was. There is no way of closing it. The top bar is gone. No blue band, no black cross to close it out, no text list of options along the top, and no tabs to change what I am looking at.

Anybody have any ideas what happened, and how I can get the old box back?

Thanks
 

Answer:How did this happen?

MrPewty said:



When I press CTL-ALT-Delete to lookat the processes running, the box is different than it was. There is no way of closing it. The top bar is gone. No blue band, no black cross to close it out, no text list of options along the top, and no tabs to change what I am looking at.

Anybody have any ideas what happened, and how I can get the old box back?

ThanksClick to expand...

Double click inside the border of the box.
 

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