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Question: laptop becoming erratic

Recently my Dell Studio 15, which is about 5.5 years old, has become a bit erratic -- the power button doesn't always start the computer, and the display can go blank briefly for no obvious reason. Any theories?

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Preferred Solution: laptop becoming erratic

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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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Question: Erratic Laptop

Hello, could you please look at this for me. My laptop has become very erratic. I have been getting loads of adverts flashing up.

I downloaded a trial of what I think was Rogue Killer (it has the same logo) and it flashes up lots of messages in the bottom right corner of 'trojans' it has stopped from installing.

Whilst I was writing a text document in open office it came up with a warning. Everything started flashing (desktop, text document etc) then the screen went blue (no writing). I had to use 'control alt delete' to be able to close down but it was 'closing down' for about 15 mins so I had to close with the button.

This happened 3 times, so I worked through you Run and Read me first and your malware removal info.
The scans do not appear to have found any threats, but I would appreciate you looking at them for me.

I run Avast anti-virus. Also I run Advanced System care as a cleaner and 10bit malware fighter frequently.

TDSSKiller found no threats. I could not find a log in C: and I coud not copy and paste the report to send to you.

I have attached the logs

Thanks in advance, Jan
 

Answer:Erratic Laptop

Your logs are all clean. What do you mean by "I have been getting loads of adverts flashing up"? Are you referring to double underlined keywords that when your mouse moves over them you see an advertisement? If so, this is normal and not malware.
 

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Question: erratic laptop

could someone please look at my hjt log and tell me if there is anything wrong .....my laptop has been erratic the last few days......sometimes i cant open web pages......i cant access my email....just odd things i cant put my finger on.i am running windows xp home sp2..1.40ghz...448 mb of ram
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:46:09 PM, on 8/18/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOLSV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avesvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
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Question: erratic laptop

Hello, please could someone look at the attached logs for me and see if they can identify a problem. my laptop is behaving erratically. I have read and worked through the 'run and read me first' instructions and attached the requested logs. I have attached the 'ComboFix' log to a reply to this thread, I hope that is OK.
About 1 month ago I downloaded and installed 'Webroot security'. It clogged the laptop up totally with a CPU of 100% constantly. I have since removed it and reinstalled AVG free, but ever since then it has been running as if infected. I tried to install McAfee but it would not install as it said I still had Webroot on. I have removed it with 'Revo Uninstaller' and have even downloaded and run the official Webroot uninstaller, but it still shows as being on the laptop. could this be the problem?
Also, my DVD player is not running correctly, the sound is 'tinny' and the picture 'jumpy'. This is the same whether I actually put a disc in the drive or play a recorded film from an external hard drive.
 

Answer:erratic laptop

Here is the 'ComboFix' log to go with this posting. Thank you very much for taking the time to look at these for me. Jan
 

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Hi have a super weird problem happening. I notice that sometimes after I play games, my F1 key spams repeatedly, and constantly brings up the Help screen, making it impossible to do anything. However, it is not stuck or anything, and I don't think it is a technical issue. The weird thing is, while it is spamming sporatically, when I myself press the F1 key, it doesn't do anything. After the spamming stops after a few minutes, when I regularly press the F1 key, it works again. This leads me to believe that it might be a program issue? What do you guys think. I have updated my keyboard driver and I have an HP envy 15
Thanks!
 

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The cursor on my Dell inspiron laptop has started behaving erratically. Sometimes it moves around and mostly it just flies off the screen - all of it's own accord.The laptop has a touch pad and a button/joystick cursor controllers. I have tried it with and without a usb optical mouse. What is wrong and how can i fix it.I would be very grateful for any ideas please.

Answer:Please help with erratic cuursor on laptop!

Go to Control Panel Mouse Double click on the icon and change your mouse for a different one, and check the settings whilst you are there. See If that makes a difference.

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Hi there,

Am running Windows XP Home Service Pack 3

On switch-on I receive the following RUNDLL Error message: "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\mpignpil.dll The specified module could not be found."

I cannot launch my security centre (McAfee AntiVirus Plus.)

I get sudden, unexpected shutdowns of my system.

I imagine a (multiple?) virus has knocked-out various protections, as also I cannot launch Windows Update.

Help appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Erratic behaviour of laptop

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be 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 quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart th... Read more

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Hello

My Wifes laptop has been slow and unresponsive for a couple of weeks now. AVG started saying it had found a virus and had quarantined it. But ever since then everything has been slow and stops responding. I have tried all my anti virus and malware programs and everything says there is nothing.

Please can you see if there is anything they have missed.

Thanks
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Karen at 19:42:59 on 2012-10-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3033.2005 [GMT 1:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k... Read more

Answer:Slow and Erratic Laptop

Please do the following:Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.[*]In the command window type e:\frst.e... Read more

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Hi have a super weird problem happening. I notice that sometimes after I play games, my F1 key spams repeatedly, and constantly brings up the Help screen, making it impossible to do anything. However, it is not stuck or anything, and I don't think it is a technical issue. The weird thing is, while it is spamming sporatically, when I myself press the F1 key, it doesn't do anything. After the spamming stops after a few minutes, when I regularly press the F1 key, it works again. This leads me to believe that it might be a program issue? What do you guys think. I have updated my keyboard driver and I have an HP envy 15
Thanks!
 

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Can anyone advise on what causes my laptop ... ( Dell, running Windows 7) to operate slowly and freeze from time to time ?,I usually run a scan that shows some issues with Adware cookies, I clear these and also run Microsoft Security Essentials, but still have slow operation. Time Warner is my IP. How can I clear, or improve the operation ?.
Thank you for any and all advice.
 

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How do I fix this problem on Thinkpad T42 (23734TU)..I assume it has something to do with the pressure from hands resting on the laptop while typing.Symptom: the cursor moves to a different location on the screen while typing.  Experienced by fast typers.Problem goes away if eraser head mouse gets turned off (which isn't any fun, not having that mouse functioning).I thought there was a softare or BIOS fix.Thanks,Joanne

Answer:erratic keyboard behavior on T42 laptop

Joanne, welcome to the forum, not an uncommon problem experienced by fast typers. Usually the TouchPad is responsible and adjusting the sensitivity or turning off the "tap" function usually solves this.If you are sure that the TrackPoint, "eraser head mouse", is causing the problem you might consider swapping the TrackPoint caps. Most ThinkPads have the flat "Top-Hat" cap attached from the factory, change this to the smaller Classic "hairy" cap as it presents a smaller target as peoples fingers wizz across the keyboard. You may want to also try the latest drivers found here. Hope this helps

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I'm going out of my mind.My completely new 19 volt DC Toshiba laptop charger gives slightly over 19 volts (1) at work (2) at my neigbour's home. That's fine!In my home, I measure around 6 volts or less, and that voltage goes down progressively to less than 3 volts...of course my Toshiba laptop does not charge nor work on this kind of power.I (and my neighbour joined me) checked the house voltage: around 226-229 volts, and the phases are all within that range, so the current is fine.How can it be that my charger doesn't work at home? I got full guarantee but when I go to the sellers, the charger will show the correct output.I'm going out of my mind!Thanks if any one knows any explanation to this.Paul

Answer:Laptop charger completely erratic?

have you tried a different wall socket(faulty)or have you checked wiring are the neutral and live the wrong way round on the socket or at the mains box?

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For the past couple of days, I've had this annoying problem on my laptop. My keyboard and mouse are going nuts! Sometimes some keys don't work, sometimes they display another letter or character. For instance I often have a problem with the "e" that displays ? instead.

With my notepad, I have similar problems. The left click often displays the properties instead of opening the application. The right click displays the menu for a very short time before disappearing for no reason.

It's getting very annoying because I can't type anything or do anything on my laptop (I'm using another computer to type this message). I ran several anti-virus scans with several softwares but it didn't pick up anything wrong. I tried plugging in an external keyboard and an external mouse, but the same problems occurred. I uninstalled the keyboard and reinstalled it with no success. I did a restoration system to before the problem popped up, but it didn't change anything. The problem also occurs in the BIOS and in safe mode. Can anyone help please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:57:15, on 22/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16830)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.
 

Answer:keyboard and mouse erratic on laptop!

no help really?
 

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hey guys this is my first post here hope u can help me out...
i have a dell inspiron which has problems occuring erractically/randomly.
weird squarish and blue pixalation occurs on the screen at random. sometimes it goes away by itself but it always goes away if i restart windows. then the computer just switches itself off after using the laptop for about 2-3 hrs if the processor has been working hard for example when i'm archiving some files in Winrar or when i'm playing Rome:Total War...
the laptop is actually with the contracted dell techs but they've told me that they couldn't find any problems and their only solution was to reload the OS(they are gonna send the laptop back to me now) which i doubt will solve anything seeing how it looks like a hardware problem. if the same thing happens when i get it back, should i press them for a complete replacement, since they don't know how to fix it? any other suggestions? i've had it for about 1.5 yrs and have another 1.5 yrs left of warranty.

btw the specs are : Dell inspiron 5150
win XP home SP2
512 ram
ATI mobility radeon 9000 32mb
intel p4 3 ghz
 

Answer:erratic problems with my dell laptop

Sounds very much like it's overheating.

With the specs you give, its actually a desktop processor in a laptop, which is a cheap way of doing it, but it can be a problem to get rid of the large amount of heat a non Mobile CPU gives off.

I suspect that the temperature is causing the screen problems as it will be affecting the video RAM and GPU.

There is a huge amount on heat issues with that model if you look on Google.
 

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Greetings, HP I am writing this to give my disatisfaction on the performance of this HP Laptop Envy. About 3 yrs. ago, I had purchased this Laptop for something different than a Desktop System.  It would also be a welcome change for something that I could carry around, when needed, for different uses. For the first few months this Laptop worked outstanding and I could have not asked for anything better.  As time went by I started noticing the system not working as well as before.  All of a sudden the Mouse or Touchpad would go crazy and start drifting all over the screen!  On start up, sometimes it will take a long time to boot up for some reason.  Sometimes, it works just like it did when I first got it.  There have been many times, when typing on the keyboard the system will start hi-liting the text in blue for no reason.  I have a heck of a time getting rid of it.  I have to rest my palms on the Touch Pad to type here, as most people have to do. I try to keep this Laptop in good working order all the time.  I take care of what takes care of me.  I don't play games on this system that much.  I have no Joy Stick or any other attachments on it, except a Mouse that I use because the Touch Pad does not work right.  I have a feeling that this Pad is causing trouble.  I have even tried to disable it, but that didn't work at all!  I do use this System to edit Images that I take with 3 differe... Read more

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A few years ago, maybe back in 2014, I purchased a Dell 5547 laptop with Windows 8.1 as a gift. She tells me the system is pretty much not usable now, due to erratic mouse pointer behavior. Regardless of her using the trackpad, which she almost never does, or the wireless mouse, she tells me the mouse pointer has a mind of its own and will often click various things, without her doing anything. The problem for me is she's about 400 miles away, so I can't easily access the system myself. Furthermore, she doesn't have broadband Internet access so downloading stuff is a real pain.

In any event, I've been doing a considerable amount of reading other people's problem reports about this issue and most seem to focus on using the touchpad, which she doesn't do. Since the mouse pointer moves erratically when using the wireless mouse, I'm inclined to think it's a hardware issue where maybe there's some interference or maybe something in the trackpad is "bad" even though she doesn't use it. Before I start downloading driver updates to have her install, would connecting a wired USB mouse be worth trying? Any other ideas of things to try? The system has 8GM of RAM and an Intel Core i5 processor.

She also tells me after a reboot, the system is fine for about 30 mins to an hour, and then the mouse starts wigging out.

Thanks in advance!

Peace...
 

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

Answer:Erratic keyboard touchy touchpad Acer Windows 10 laptop no fmapp.exe

PinkE said:

Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.




Don't think it's the drivers but am still looking for a fix.

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Troubleshooting a fairly new HP laptop. Had been infected with a virus. Cleaned it all up but was experiencing erratic mouse behavior. The customer claimed the behavior started when he got hit with infection. While the pointer itself moves fine the left and right mouse buttons intermittently act like they are being held down causing the pointer to drag and highlight everything in site. At other times the buttons do nothing at all. At other times the left mouse button triggers a rightclick menu. And at other moments all mouse control is fine. This occurs equally on the touchpad or when using an external USB mouse. I tried disabling the touchpad completely but the problem still occurs when using the external mouse. I tried updating the sypatics touchpad driver but that made no difference either. I finally resorted to wiping and completely reinstalling windows but the problem still persists. For the hell of it I then updated the BIOS firmware but that made no difference either. All keyboard function work fine so I have been having to resort to using the arrow keys and alt tab and such to navigate around. I ran a Passmark Burn in Test and everything passed. 
 
A couple of additional points. I ran the Hirens Boot CD which is similar to the Ultimate Boot CD. I then booted into the Mini Windows XP and the same erratic mouse behavior occured so this is clearly not an operating system issue. Also when I wiped and reloaded Windows I used the HP Recovery partition and ran thei... Read more

Answer:Erratic mouse behavior with external mouse or touchpad on HP laptop

Try a different mouse?
 
Uninstall, then replace...mouse/touchpad drivers?
 
Louis

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Question: Erratic PC

I am persistently having web pages come up on screen, which have not been requested. Most are surveys, downloads. offers etc etc.

Pop ups have been turned off.

At the same time the PC is behaving erratically.

Also I appear to have lost my free AVG anti virus, and I cannot down load it again, and keep getting error messages.

Help please
 

Answer:Erratic PC

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Question: Low, erratic FPS

Hi guys. Have posted here previously about hardware - i was building a new PC. I'm having some problems running WoW on it though. I have posted on the WoW support forums, but as is the standard process, they've asked me for my driver info and then ignored me. So I've come here!

Yesterday evening, I started having some strange stuttering slowdown. Every 2-5 seconds, I'll get a bit of slowdown for half a second, then I'm back running smooth again.

Previously, Warcraft would run at 60 FPS at (almost) all times, in busy cities, in raids, whatever. But after a few hours of playing yesterday, I suddenly started experiencing these low framerate spikes. It runs smooth for a few seconds, then it stutters, and then smooth, then a stutter.

I have tried:
Running with 0 addons (in-game custom UI stuff),
Fullscreen and windowed,
Lowest graphics settings,
Spyware scan (which brought up quite a lot actually - but it's clean now),
Virus scan,
Defrag (fairly new drive, so i'm at 0% fragmented, it says),
Allowing the launcher to fully patch (it now says up to date - there's a sort of streaming patch process),
Closing all processes and switching off fancy Win7 themes (my tray has my graphics utility, sound utility, mobo utility, and Microsoft's AV - nothing else).
Updating graphics drivers.

It's particularly noticeable if I try and run around somewhere quite complex, like the cities or forests. Then it's a pretty constant 10-20... Read more

Answer:Low, erratic FPS

What are you full system specs? I assume its not the machine in your profile as thats says you are running Win XP and you mention in your post about turning off Win 7 effects?

If you aren't sure about your system info use the link below, if you are please post as much information as possible.

http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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Question: Erratic fan

I've just purchased a nearly new ProBook 430 G3. Everything is working fine except the fan is behaving erratically. While idle the fan is off as expected, during intensive tasks the fan runs at full speed, again as expected. However while browsing the web, using Visual Studio etc the fan starts running but doesn't keep a constant speed. It constantly speeds up and slows down, its subtle  but noticeable. I've used lots of laptops over the years and never seen this behaviour before. All the latest drivers have been installed along with the most recent BIOS. Anyone know if all 430's do this or is mine faulty? Thanks

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Question: Erratic

Erratic courser movments. It jumps all over the place and when i try and type a line it will go back to the start of the line,and somtimes dissapears
completly? Windows 7 64 Bit.
Thanks

Answer:Erratic

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you check your touchpad/mouse settings?

Make and model of your computer and mouse?

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Question: Erratic DVD

I am having problems with DVD/Video. I edit files into a full movie - approximately 5 mins long. I drop in an audio file to use as background music and everything proceeds as it should. I then get the message that everything has saved as it should. When I try to play it back it starts ok and then starts to "stutter" and drop out. The same thing happens when you burn a DVD and play it on an external DVD player?
Anyone out there know why ?????
 

Answer:Erratic DVD

what brand and model of DVD Burner? and what media are you using?
 

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Well, my browsers sloww..heres my log...and another thing Im not sure about. A few months back I was using microsoft update for an update which i dont recall. My comp lost power about 3/4 thru. Since then i noticed a new IE browser installed on my F: drive which is second hard drive i really only use for mp3's etc.And its file is named F:953b3148137fc..and it seems to have IE files in in. Maybe a conflict? Please check my log..thanks guys..Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 5:37:13 AM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\windows\System32\smss.exeC:\windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\windows\system32\services.exeC:\windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\WINDOWS\DELLMMKB.EXEC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPMon32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\windows\System32\spool\drivers\... Read more

Answer:HJT log -help~cpu very erratic

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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It's difficult to explain what's going on with my PC right now. I'm fairly sure it's not a virus - I ran the Norton NPE file and it turned up nothing (it's supposed to be a heavy rootkit scanner) and I have AVG Internet Security 2011 - it also shows up nothing on scans, and it generally works pretty solidly for me.

I've got problems with disconnections. It will continue to read 'Connected' yet I cannot browse or use Yahoo! Instant Messenger or Skype, I can't do anything on it. This happens frequently, every ten to thirty minutes, quicker if I'm doing more online, less often if I'm not browsing at all. It's almost like I'm exceeding a bandwidth limitation, but there IS no bandwidth limitation at all, and I'm not going anywhere near any limit that would be set - I'm not doing much at all.

This is extremely frustrating, as I often play games online with my friends and it happens in the middle of that.

I've tried resetting the router. No help. This isn't happening with any other PCs in the house so it's not a service provider problem, and I switched from an onboard Ethernet card to a wireless USB setup - my signal strength reads max, and there were no problems with the internet cable going into the router. None of this is clearing it up. As I typed this out, I literally disconnected with no warning and for no reason. I haven't done anything new, I haven't been browsing any stra... Read more

Answer:Erratic connection?

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I have been using and UPS with my PC without problem for more than 20 years, but for the last few months it has caused eratic behaviour. My current UPS is an APC Back-UPS RS 1500. This gives me a good 22 minutes breathing space when the power is cut according to the countdown on the LED screen. However, as soon as the alarm goes and the UPS seamlessly provides power from its charged battery, the control of my mouse becomes increasingly more erratic and it takes several minutes and much patience, not only to place the cursor over relevant parts of the screen, but also to wait for those places to become active before I can save work and turn off. Only with a reboot does the problem disappear. The UPS is not totally useless, as I can save work, but its usefulness is only a fraction of what it should be. I'm assuming this is hardware related, but if anyone thinks my thread should be moved elsewhere, feel free. Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 15437 MB, Free - 11302 MB; D: Total - 53386 MB, Free - 49359 MB; E: Total - 16237 MB, Free - 3193 MB; F: Total - 123596 MB, Free - 96318 MB; G: Total - 16268 MB, Free - 7266 MB; H: Total - 15915 MB, Free - 3593 MB; J: Total - 19492 MB, Free - 5171 MB; L:... Read more

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Question: Erratic sound

Built-in audio card on my friend's MB behaves oddly.

When you listen to wmv and dvd video, the sound is garbled. When you listen to cd audio or sound on a Powerpoint document, everything is fine.

We installed a brand new PCI sound card and the result is identical.

We re-installed XP and results are identical with built-in sound card and PCI sound card.

We did download k-lite codec pack but there was no improvement at all. Maybe we didn't activate the codecs properly.

Could anybody let us know where we missed out?
 

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Question: Erratic mouse

Hi
Ive just joined this forum and would welcome some help please.
My mouse jumps all over the screen, opens up programmes and drop down boxes on the desktop without me even touchin it, sometimes the pointer disappears totally. I can sometimes cure this by ctrl/alt/del and then just close the task mgr box, other times I have to reboot. I'm positive this is not a hardware problem, but a virus type thing. I've actually changed the mouse and no difference. I did have the same problem some time ago, got help from another forum, had to run various programmes, including Hijack, posted logs etc and after deleting files as advised, the problem was solved. Unfortunately the person who helped is no longer on that forum, and nobody else seems able to help. I run XP, semperon 3000, 1 gig ram.
Any help gratefully accepted !!!!

Answer:Erratic mouse

Oops sorry, just read posting instructions, will perform and come back.....................

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Question: Erratic Performace

i've been playing baldur's gate and i'm getting erratic performance during gameplay. was on the phone with game tech support and they say there is something wrong with my system's resources. here are the symptoms:

erratic game speed - sometimes very fast but mostly too slow. i have a 32 meg 3D vid card, 550 MHz PIII, 128 Meg RAM, 40 Speed CD-ROM. according to game support there should be no slow down at all while running the game on my machine.

i run nothing in background, have a defragged disk, have the latest drivers, and have no probs with Direct X. i have noticed lots of hard drive access during gameplay. there also appears to be a large amount of HDD access in the Win 98 environment.

also, there were some sound files from the game that were located in some bad clusters. i used norton disk doctor to move the files to good clusters. moving those files to good clusters did not help.

Choppy Play from the CD-ROM and Skipping Sound - when the game accesses the CD-ROM to play a movie i mostly get choppy vid and the sound skips alot when the game first accesses the disk. but sometimes it is fast and there are no skips.

the game teases me when it runs fast. it is so much more enjoyable to play. but mostly it runs slow and it is becoming frustrating. my guess is that i'm having a HDD problem or sound card problem, any thoughts are appreciated.

andy
 

Answer:Erratic Performace

forgot to include that my HDD is moderately old (6 gig) and my sound card is a 16-bit soundblaster AWE64 (which i have the most recent drivers for). also, sometimes my HDD makes a wierd click sound followed by some fast and furious accessing.

andy
 

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Question: Erratic Cursor

Hi,

I have a Dell Studio, since I bought I have had problems with the cursor being erratic. Dell has not been able to pinpoint the problem. My Hard drive crashed and when they replaced it and at the same time replaced the touch pad, everything worked fine until I restored the old files to the new hard drive. I do not know if it is a file or what but have run antivirus software and nothing comes up. Please advise.

Lurdez

Answer:Erratic Cursor

hello, what operating system is this? XP,Vista???

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Question: erratic keyboard

wrong letter as i type . press j and t comes up or extra letters

Answer:erratic keyboard

Borrow someone keyboard and try it. Be sure to power down the systems before you connect or disconnect. If the borrowed keyboard works then go to the store and buy a new one for yourself.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Highlighting is not working properly in any programs that I use. Sometimes it will highlight only a portion of the text I select. Sometimes it will not highlight any test. Sometimes it will select all the text and I have trouble deselecting it. Sometimes if I hold the mouse button down for a while it will work. Occasionally (seldom) it will work fine for a moment. I tried to search this issue but could not find anything that seems to help. I cleaned and checked the mouse. I ran the Microsoft Office Diagnostics which did not change anything. I haven't made any recent changes that would account for the problem. Any help would be appreciated.

(If this is not posted in the correct section please move if possible.)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 41750 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0N6381
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

Answer:Highlighting erratic

I am marking this closed. I have moved it to the Web & e-mail section.
 

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Question: erratic booting

Cyrix 200mmx with 32mb sdram, 3gb hard drive by tri gem. When I boot it does these things: no screen at all. put in a video card and now it boots to 256 kb or 128 kb or 32 mb. sometimes it boots all the way to the program mostly is boots to the video note the memory and then each time it shows less until it doesn't even show the info completely for the mother board just the first group of numbers not all of them.
I tried exchanging the memory and it still does this I even exchanged the cpu and it still does this errantic boot.

Any suggestions???

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:erratic booting

Reseated sdram and it boots but have another question. I didn't do this mind you a this is a friends computer. Can loading Win98 full version over win 95 cause the system to not recognize the video card and make the cpu irratic?

If so can I get win98 off without losing the rest of the drivers and info on the system?
 

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Question: Slow And Erratic

Running Windows 10 with all updates. I use PCMatic for protection and Windows firewall. PC has gotten slower and occasionally freezes. Reboot usually works.
Don't know if it is associated with malware but a large number of folders (462 to be exact) were created in root directory. The folders are empty but the system will not allow me to delete them. They have a "D" attribute.
Attached are the log files requested by MajorGeeks.
 

Answer:Slow And Erratic

Rerun RogueKiller and have it remove all it found. Do the same wih ADWcleaner.

Reboot and rescan with both and attach the new log. You don't have malware, just a lot of junkware.
 

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Question: mouse erratic

I recently installed a new Logitech Optical Mouse and yesterday noticed it starting to skate on it's own, so I scanned my system with no-less than 3 powerful tools and have eliminated every possible cause that I could find, still there's a bug in the machine. During a recent reboot I noticed something shutting down called "Atwola E Type Spy Cookie", so I think that's my culpriit.

Please help. Here's my HJT file:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\WinBackup 2.0\wbtray.exe
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http://forums.techguy.org/search.php?searchid=366686
 

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Question: Erratic behaviour

Hello guys. I think I might have a problem. About 2 days ago I started getting errors about different Windows services not working (can't remember exactly which, but if needed I can dig up the logs). After I got these, I also got a series of BSOD's. I managed to restore my laptop to a previous checkpoint via System Restore, as Windows downloaded some updates and I thought these were the cause. I also did a check disk and a defragmention of my drives, together with a Spybot and NOD32 scan. Cleaned what I found, and I thought that was that. After all of that, I started getting warnings from NOD32 of attacks, coming in from the C:\Windows\TEMP folder, all blocked. They were about 25 threats in the last 24 hours or so, and before all of this happened, I never got any.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Erratic behaviour

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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could anyone please help me, i am fairly new to computing and my cd-rw/dvd combo went beserk over the weekend, i was doing some work with it, i loaded a blank cd into my pc and halfway through the task a notice came onto the screen saying cannot finish writing, and then the machine sounded as though it was spinning very fast, it was making a racket rather like a fan turning at great speed for about fifteen seconds and then it just stopped, and now it is completely dead, i was hoping someone may be able to give me a clue as to what may be at fault, before that it was working perfectly,thanks, tommy.

Answer:where to find help for erratic cd-rw

is this a new PC, if so, back to the supplier and let them fix the CDRWIf its not new then reinstal the driver, before checking if the drive is still considered functioning as far as you can see from properties in my computer on the system tab and dont confuse the driver with the CD writing software. Perhaps check on the manufacturers site for up to date drivers first.

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Question: Erratic Connection

Hi Folks - have been having some odd things happening recently on my HP Compaq nx7010. This is a standard build Windows XP machine using Microsoft Office, and we use IE6 to connect.

First thing: My dial-up internet connection is playing up. Doesn't seem to be an issue with my ISP, and their helplines are drawing a blank. I will dial-up and hear the modem conencting, get the connection confirmed and then it immediately disconnects again. This happens repeatedly - now this has happened before and can be due to the ISP, but recently it has been doing more: it will repeatedly disconnect, and then repeatedly re-connect in the background without making any modem dialling noises or without us requesting a connect - even after we have manually disconnected. Eventyually we will get a permanent connection, but then this can disconnect us any time during our session. Any ideas? I have checked to see that there are no rogue autodiallers.

Second thing: Occassionally on boot up the screen resolution and desktop theme is reduced to a very low pixellated version. The only way to fix this is to restart. This has only started happening.

Appreciate any help or sugegstions!
 

Answer:Erratic Connection

Hi,

This could very well be due (first problem first) to a port sharing problem. Here is what I would do if it were mine:

Why not give the following a try:

1) Download the newest and latest drivers from the modem manufacturer’s website. (I know, you have a disk, but download the newest and best anyhow.

2) Enter Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and DELETE any references to any modem.

3) Shut down and physically remove the modem and then put the modem back in PCI slot #3 (Third slot down from the AGP slot)

4) Boot up and enter the BIOS setup menu.

5) In the BIOS setup menu find the PnP area. If you are running WinXP, then DISABLE Pnp….however, if you are using Win98, then make sure it is ENABLED.

6) Save and Exit

7) Boot back up and when the computer finds your modem, then load the drivers that have been downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. It may tell you that the latest and best are already installed, but install them anyway. (for example, WinXP only has v.90 drivers and not the most recent v.92 that are needed for best operation) If it says they are not digitally signed, then load them anyway. This is a long story, but I can assure you it is a money issue and a rip off from Microsoft in my opinion.

This should get you going!
 

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Question: erratic mouse

erratic mouse I have an H-P desktop running W 7 (64) which is a little over a year old. As of today my Microsoft optical mouse has gone all flaky on me. It moves jerkily and if I happen to get it to a place I want it and click, nothing happens. I can't get the Start menu to open. I have
1. changed the batteries
2. changed the USB port
3. unplugged it and installed a wired mouse
4. rebooted
5. hit the reset button on the optical receiver

and nothing has changed. I have read all the previous questions and answers on this topic and I don't know where to go from here. It doesn't seem to me that a new mouse is the answer or the wired mouse should have worked. If it is a software problem, I don't know how to get to anything. I surely would appreciate some help on this.
 

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Question: Erratic downloads

For some time now all the d/l's stop and start multiple times. I d/l Firefox .6 this morning and it took over an hour to d/l 4.7MB, which should have taken 20 minutes. It was worse than it's ever been. Installing the updated Firefox didn't help either.

I use LeechGet d/l manager, but installed it after the problem started.

Win Me
v92 dialup modem
AllVantage ISP

Would appreciate any and all responses.

I need to mow my yard, so it may be a couple of hours before I can resond to any replies, but should be back within 3 hrs at the most.
 

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Question: erratic mouse

Can not control scrolling

Answer:erratic mouse

Replace the batteries or ditch the mouse. Once they go bad, it's cheaper just to get new one. No sense spending hours on a $15 device.Chuck Norris was once asked why he doesn't use an iPhone, he responded, "Same reason I don't use tampons."

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Question: Erratic Fan Speeds

I've just bought a P4 3.06GHz with HT, with on board graphics, 512 Mb ram, DvD rw .As far as I can tell there are 2 fans ,1 on the chip (running at low speed continuously), 1 on the PSU (running at low speed continuously). Every now and again one of the fans pulses several times(that is increases speed temporarily,for a very short time),I am not running any intensive programs (just IE or maybe a really old game), but the unit is near a radiator that ive turned down to minimum.Ive moved up from a 433Mhz which either ran the fans at full speed for long periods or was quiet enough the rest of the time. Any ideas about the cause and remedies ?

Answer:Erratic Fan Speeds

Your CPU fan may be setup to spin faster when it reaches a certain temp , i have a Volcano cooler on a Gigabyte board , when the temp gets to 40 the fan speeds up for a few seconds till the temp drops again.When you boot up does the fan run full speed then drop after 30 seconds or so? , that could be a sign of this type of setup.

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Question: Erratic Mouse Pad?

Every now and then my mouse pad begins clicking erratically when just trying to move the mouse elsewhere on the screen.Perhaps it's due to sweaty fingers or what not, but I've tried changing the mouse's pressure sensitivity and found it to not really solve the problem. To diagnose the problem, I've simply just shut down the laptop and turned it back on and wiped off my fingers.However, why is this a problem to begin with? Is it because oils from the skin are left on the pad and causing deviations in pressure when I have my finger on it?Thanks

Answer:Erratic Mouse Pad?

Can't help you, no issues with my Y510.

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Question: Erratic computer

My computer pauses when I start programs. When I start IE, I get an error message, The instruction at "0x5a934001" referenced memory at "0x5a934001". The memory could not be "written". Firefox freezes my entire system when zooming in google maps. When I press most any radio button, thecomputer pauses and then does the action.

Have run spyware program and found nothing. Any thoughts?

Below is a copy of the logfile from hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:47:35 AM, on 1/16/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\OcHealthMon.exe
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Question: Erratic scrolling

Most peculiar problem. Suddenly I cant scroll in any window in IE. If I just touch the scroll button then the window shudders to the end of the page. Just touching the button causes the window to shake up and down. In Google the curser in the search box moves on its own to the right. Cannot type in the box. Am using my XP machine for this post as my main Win 7 machine is unusable on the net.
I have just tried rebooting so far, to no avail.
Any ideas please?

Answer:Erratic scrolling

Probably a defective add-on. Tools, internet options, advanced, reset.

Then try this


Tools, Inetenet options, advanced, check box for smooth scrollling

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Sending email using oe6 is erratic. The message appears to go out, and it moves from the outbox to the sent box, but it does not go out. It disappears never to be seen again. A copy remains in the sent box, and if I use either the reply or forward function on this copy, it usually gets to the recipient. Occasionally this ploy fails also and I must create a new message. I have taken to putting my address in the bcc line so that I get a copy of mails successfully sent. Receiving is no problem. In about 2-3% of the tries, the mail goes out without a problem. I have reinstalled oe6 and created a new account. I am using xp pro sp3. Any ideas short of going to a new client? Thanks
 

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my win 7 pro system seems to lose the mouse pick capability shortly after login. The mouse will move, but I can not pick any desktop icons. I can start things from the start button or task bar, and can pick and operate within an application, but cannot start anything by picking from an icon on the desktop.

Any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Mouse erratic

Have you tried a different mouse?

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Question: internet erratic

Hi again,
Having a little problem while using the net. We are on LAN. While surfing, I can hit the home button, but most of the time it goes to a blank clear page, I can then hit the refresh key and it goes to my Yahoo home page. I have attached a log from Hijack this as you requested the last time I had problems. By the way, everything you suggested worked perfectly. Thanks a bunch for your help. You guys (and gals) are great..
Michael Webb
West Virginia
 

Answer:internet erratic

nothing obvious inn the log, but that versipon of HJt is out of date and some newer hbaddies won't show

update to the latest version 1.97.7 and post a new log please
 

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Question: Erratic Clock

Using a ECS K7S5A mainboard for few months and suddenly the clock output has become totally erratic. Makes no difference if Computer is on or off clock will lose minutes or even the odd hour. Running Win XP Professional and wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem or any suggestions as to what to do other than change the mainboard?. Many Thanks. RDG.

Answer:Erratic Clock

Change the battery on the motherboard.

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I've been getting notifications only sporadically, of late. Is this a widespread, known issue?

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Question: erratic touchpad..

Just recently my touchpad has been acting strange...
It does not move in the linear direction and constant speed which was normal until now...
Now I have to use the touchpad several times to move it across or up and down and the speed changes-usually slower-the there seems to be less control over its regular motion.
I have checked the settings on the Control Panel but they have remained the same.

Answer:erratic touchpad..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rl7


Just recently my touchpad has been acting strange...
It does not move in the linear direction and constant speed which was normal until now...
Now I have to use the touchpad several times to move it across or up and down and the speed changes-usually slower-the there seems to be less control over its regular motion.
I have checked the settings on the Control Panel but they have remained the same.


Probably a driver. Pleased go into device manager>pointer devices. Make sure the driver is listed and working properly

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.

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Question: Erratic mouse

I installed Windows 10 on day one or two of the upgrade and have been using it since on my Toshiba 64 bit laptop. It was an upgrade from 8.1. A note that this laptop is a touch screen that I cracked, disabling the touch function a year or so ago. No problems on Windows 8.

I use Chrome as my browser and initially could not open any tabs on Chrome. That quickly resolved with some uninstalls and reinstalls I think, but no longer an issue.

From the beginning however I've had problems with what I call "erratic mouse". I've been looking but have not seen others id this as a problem. It was a frequent problem in the beginning but seems to be resolving, maybe?

It is an all of a sudden problem. The mouse will not stay where it is. It jumps to the top of the screen and starts clicking on other tabs or, seems to right click on the url setting up boundaries with big tear drops then bringing up cut and paste windows. Difficult to explain what is going on. This has happened on many occasions. The mouse continues these activities (on it's own). The more I try to interfere, the worse it gets. If I walk away and leave it for a while, it might slow down enough so I can direct the PC, via the mouse to a restart. Usually I just unplug to restart. Seems to be running a day or two now before this problem starts.

I just happened again. I pressed and held the "Windows Button" on the PC and the problem resolved.

It's now 8/16. Occurrences seem to be diminishi... Read more

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I'm replying to my own post to update it and to document for later reference what is going on. Since I've had no replies on my original post, I assume this is an original problem.

On 8/18, the "erratic mouse" happened again on a couple of occasions. I can confirm that the "Windows Button" does NOT resolve the problems as I originally thought, I needed to unplug the laptop to reboot it a couple of times. I also think I can cause the problem to repeat. When I shut the lid to put the laptop to sleep, the failure occurs within a couple of minutes of bringing awake. I was able to repeat it 3X already.

Trying to explain the erratic mouse a little better .... as I said earlier, the mouse starts doing it's own thing. Many time it "brackets" a section of text in the URL on a web page with what I will call "bubble sliders". They look like bubble type markers with points on the top that delineate a section of text to copy or cut. After the delineation occurs, a small rectangular box appears with grids containing copy, cut and paste sections to click. I have never seen anything like it in any application or app. Other things and clicks occur also, just cannot get control of the machine back needing to power down.

I also looked in the event log log for items around the time of failure and am seeing nothing giving me any clues.

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 Mouse pad jumps and moves erractically and often magnifies screen or reduces it to a small size such that neither screen can be read.  Curror jumps all over the place when typing.   Customer Support Techs have attempted to fix - I forgot trouble ticket number - by me allowing them access to my computer but in both instances the two different techs were unable to make a permanent fix.   The mouse pad is still extremely sensitive and cursor  jumps erractically around the screen.  The mouse pad is so useless that a wireless or USB mouse must be plugged in.     In my 50 plus years of computer purchase/use of both Mac and PCs, I would not recommend this model computer to anyone considering a laptop.  Bummer.

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I have seen the solved thread on HP,but my desktop does not display any error messages.But still......
I have a problem with my HP Deskjet:model 5652(Quite an old model,isn't it?).I was using it with ease on windows XP Office,Compaq desktop,before i shifted to a Lenovo desktop with vista basic 32 bit platform.Suppose i set it to print a particular web page,it repeatedly keeps on printing the same page over and over again.My computer consultant did(?)install the drivers for the above model.Any help will be most welcome!​with regards,
sreedhav
 

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Question: USB mouse erratic

Hello forum, it's my first post. First of all, I've tried multiple mice, this one is a brand new Logitech, works fine on the other computer. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it is very erratic. I've turned off some of the default touchpad drivers and it helped a little, and I've gone into add/remove programs and msconfig to delete or turn off possibly conflicting processes. Is there any way I can prioritize my mouse above other processes? It almost makes me want to get a different computer, which is a Dell Inspiron. The Intel Core i5 processor was a huge let down; I thought it would be much better, and this mouse issue makes me want to throw the computer in the trash.

Answer:USB mouse erratic

There are a variety of possible solutions for this issue.1. Have you tried another usb port?2.Do you have the latest mouse driver?3.Is there a battery in your mouse if so is it in good condition?4. Have you gone to the system tray on your Inspiron and disabled the touch-pad  function?truenorth

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S0metimes when I boot up it will not complete it. The sequence at those times is as follows, On switching, on the Bios window appears, then a white progress bar runs acros the bottom of the screen, Then the Microsoft window with the Microsoft logo appears with a horizontal bar in which 3 blue little squares run across from left to right but when it plays up the 3 blue squares are stationary, unlike normally when they run across about 6 times. After that it will go no further and the welcome screen does not appear. I then have to turn the PC off via the on/off button on the front of PC. On switching on again I am offered the option of starting normally or using last known configuration. Using either of those options will boot it up fully ok. The problem does not happen every time i bootup. My OS is XPhome sp2. Can anyone suggest what might be causing this please.

Answer:Erratic bootup sometimes.

Hi, I don't know what might be causing it, but in circumstances like that, it does no harm to run CCleaner click here when you have it up and running normally.

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Question: Erratic Mouse!!!

For two days now, the Trust Optical Wireless Mouse that I use has been playing up (I have an Acer Aspire 5105 laptop, and generally use this mouse rather than the built-in touchpad). This 'misbehaviour' seems to be limited to those occasions when I'm using Windows components, such as regedit, msconfig etc, and have to choose options from drop-down menus; I scroll down, release the mouse and the menu returns to the beginning, as if there were a spring there. Same thing when I use the bottom scroll bar; if I drag the bar towards the right with the mouse, when I let go of the mouse, the scroll bar returns to the left. I end up having to use the keyboard arrows or the touchpad to choose menu options.The only real change to my pc, apart from the usual Microsoft updates, has been the removal of Comodo Firewall and AVG antispy ware.Florio

Answer:Erratic Mouse!!!

You presumably have a driver disk for the mouse - try loading it again - it should only take a few moments to do.

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Question: Erratic WiFi

Hi, I have a Thinkpad T61 running an Intel 4965AGN. I've had many problems connecting to public WiFi networks, the most recent problem being at an airport lounge. The network was open, unencrypted, and other computers were using it fine. Sometimes Access Connections won't connect at all, most of the time it connects, but won't acquire an IP address (i get the first green check, and the second is a red X). I don't think its software, as i've done a full restore (for another reason), and the problem is the same. any help is appreciated,thanks,Al 

Answer:Erratic WiFi

Hello, try to disable and enable your network adapter, before you try to connect to Airport network.Sometimes AC, my Version 4.52, gets no IP, when it was hibernated or in standby before. RegardsAndreasMessage Edited by Agotthelf on 09-24-2008 03:36 PM

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Question: Erratic WiFi

Hi, I have a Thinkpad T61 running an Intel 4965AGN. I've had many problems connecting to public WiFi networks, the most recent problem being at an airport lounge. The network was open, unencrypted, and other computers were using it fine. Sometimes Access Connections won't connect at all, most of the time it connects, but won't acquire an IP address (i get the first green check, and the second is a red X). I don't think its software, as i've done a full restore (for another reason), and the problem is the same. any help is appreciated,thanks,Al

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Question: CPU temp erratic

i have just finished building a system for my brother in law. Intel mb and Celeron 2.5ghz CPU I have been running it for the last day and a half(not contiually)to make sure it is ok. I have just loaded XP Service pack two and then I checked the CPU temp using sisandra, to my amazement the temp was 12%Centigrade 50.4 Farenheit. This is the lowest temp I have ever seen on any of my systems, the fan is just a bog standrd CPU fan can this be right? or is sisandra recording a wrong temp somehow. I checked it a few mins ago in the BIOS and it is recording 50C now that is more believable if not a tad hot, now it is 29C it seems to be a bit irratic.

Answer:CPU temp erratic

BIOS is the one to check not a software one. this should work with a diode under CPU

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I am trying to play shop purchased DVD's on my laptop and have tried Windows Media Player and Real Player. In both the audio is fine but the picture is 'jumpy'. I have Vista Home Premium, AMD Turion 64x2 TL50 dual core mobile processor 1.6Ghz, 895MB RAM, 128MB NviDia integrated graphics, 1GB DDRII 667Mhz memory, DVD Super Format Dual Layer DVD-RW Drive with Decoder. The same DVD's play fine on my older desktop running XP with less memory, processor speed etc.
Please help, going on business trip and need DVD's to get to sleep at night (I can't understand Chinese TV).
 

Answer:Erratic DVD playback

http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/kl36427/InterVideo_WinDVD.htm i generally run a Player I know works best. There are various freeware programs out there that can be downloaded but not all players are alike. Jazz
 

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Hi, I have been having problems with the touchpad on my laptop. It seems far too oversensitve and is forever dragging things across the screen and the slightest touch selects something or closes something. It in fact is pretty unusable. I have tried updating the drivers and reinstalled the old one. I have also tried the Elan settings page and no matter what I select on there it makes no difference. For instance I turn off the tapping and dragging and dropping options yet that makes no difference. It is almost like the Elan settings are not working or are unconnected to the touchpad itself. The problem is so bad that I am having to use a plug in mouse, which works but is not what I want to do. I bought this laptop because it was so portable and the last thing I want to do is carry around a lot of other stuff. I have tried everything I know and have ran our of options. If someone could offer some advice, or there are others who are having or have had similar problems, I would love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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Hey guys,

Ive recently encountered a strange problem on my laptop, but what it is i cant describe properly. I start up my computer, and ill find things like my mouse going on right click uncontrollably and my desktop icons and toolbar is frozen. This sort of stops after i exit from windows live messenger 9. But afterwards my mouse seems to spring into a life of its own, uncontrollably flashing with the right click option.

All this happened after i 'blue screen of death'ed once and received a virus link from one of my msn contacts which i DID NOT open.

Malwarebytes scan and AVG 8.5 showed no infections. Im not going to attempt ComboFix just yet

Please help, thanks in advance

Answer:Erratic Behaviour....

Did a norton scan,

I found something fishy...

NewVirusRemoval.vbs
hide_evr2.sys

Norton didnt pick them up as threats, but i did since it lagged on scanning those files.

cant remove them from my Windows folder, even though i can see all hidden folders

Apparently this is something called Ursnif?

Can people please help out?

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Question: erratic mouse

I run xp and the infra red mouse on occassion jumps to a different area of the desktop, any ideas?regards,birdog

Answer:erratic mouse

1, New Batteries?2, Device Manager uninstall mouse drivers and reboot

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Question: Erratic keyboard

Hi,

I upgraded my laptop from Win 8.1 to Win 10 a few days ago (I thought it couldn't be worse )
Fortunately, so far, it works except my keyboard is completely erratic. I had to retype this message at least 5 times!

Could anyone tell me what to do to get it right? I would be very grateful.
Thanks a lot

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Question: erratic startup

My computer is behaving in a most erratic manner in as much as it will not boot up from cold until I switch the power button off - leave it for a couple of minutes - then it will usually boot. It will sometimes boot normally, but more often it behaves as above. I am running Windows XP.Would very much appreciate any help. - thanks.

Answer:erratic startup

At the times when it fails to run properly what actually happens, i.e. what shows on the screen when it stalls? It will help to know what stage is reached.

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Question: Erratic cursor

I have read several threads with this problem, cursor or pointer moving around screen erratically and difficult to manoevre accurately, and have tried the suggested remedies to my ability: but my problem is slightly different in that it happens on my laptop, but only when using it on a flat surface, never when it is on my lap.
I use the touch pad, not a USB mouse.
Any suggestions, or have I got a laptop that takes it's title too seriously !

Answer:Erratic cursor

Has the Touch pad ever been Scrached or pressed Heavily? This can Damdge the Sensor Causing the Curso to Jump on the Screen,

Do you have a USB Mouse you could use that may be lying around? If so try that if it works fine then it would be your Touch Pad being your Issue

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Question: erratic restarting

every few minutes windows will restart.
is it a program?
could it be an erratic electrical supply?
will a battery operated surge supply connection help?
thank you

Answer:erratic restarting

could be lots of things.

1. how long does it take to restart?
2. is it about the same time every time, or at a specific time/action?
3. try leaving it off for a good while preferably somewhere cool. If your heatsink isn't cooling the processor well it could be causing the restart and if you turn it on after it gets nice and cool, and stays on a few minutes longer than usual. that may be your culprit.

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Question: Erratic & Slow

Once again, performance is flat and activity is erratic. BitDefender, RegistryMechanic and Spybot S&D only find cookies and lost reg entries. etc.- no threats at all really. I have done almost everything in the forum re "non-malware stuff" and created my logs. I have lots of startups but my family would kill me in my sleep if I took them from the desktop and hid them.

Answer:Erratic & Slow

Sorry. Wrong folder. When I find the right one I'll post it.
 hijackthis.log   6.08KB
  13 downloads

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Question: erratic mouse

My mouse was acting erratic so I bought a new one - it's doing the same thing even in a new port. I use Windows XP. Thoughts?

Answer:erratic mouse

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. You are using Windows XP and the mouse went maybe bad. You got a new one that the problem is still there.What kind of computer do you have?Is it a standard mouse?Do you ever have friends fool with your computer and do pranks?Do you have good Anti-Virus software?

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Question: Erratic mouse

I have a 64 bit Sony Viao tap computer.  Since upgrading to Windows 10 the mouse has acted erratically.  Solution?

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Question: erratic cursor

This cursor on the new Acer Aspire is extremely erratic and jumps all over while typing, erasing text.
 

Answer:erratic cursor

If you are using a laptop's builtin keyboard and the touchpad is enabled a frequent problem is inadvertent touching of the touchpad with your palm or thumb.
 

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Question: R50 erratic mouse

I just "Cleaned up" (registry repairs, etc.) my R50, and now the mouse cursor does not follow my mouse in real time, but runs all over the place when there is any significant disk activity. Does anybody know of a cure for this? I uppose it is related to the priority of pointer input interrupts vs. HDD interrupts vs. display update interrupts, but I have no idea where to start finding these priority levels, or how to change them. Please help. Kron.

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Hello there, my first post here

Ok let's get on with it.

I have seen this subject on a couple of other threads on other websites, but i haven't figured out a way to salvation yet.

I just bought a new PC...

I get erratic mouse movement and sound is choppy most of the time. At the same time, i noticed that it does that when my drive light (orange) blinks. Looks like it's doing something but it's hard to say. Booting up takes a little too much time i think, installing software also.

That blinking light thing doesn't always happen, but is mostly always triggered by opening or closing a window, software...etc. And when it does, it stays blinking for a good while.

When i watch the drive light, everytime i see it blink (even when idle, it blinks every 2 secs), i get a chop in sound, mouse movement, overall performance.

I remember having the same problem at work a while ago, and the tech guy had made it all better (to my amazement) in very little time and effort. Sadly I can't remember what it was. Maybe just a setting on the HD or a memory thing, i don't know.

I tried installing the video drivers and sound drivers.

Win XP professional 2002 SP2(french version)
Intel Pentium PD CPU 3.20GHz
(Supposedly a PD 945 LGA775 Dual-Core)
2 Gig Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS
Realtek High Definition Audio

ANY help would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

Answer:Erratic behavior in XP

Sounds like you are having lots of trouble. Since you are saying the hard drive is always busy, and the system is laggy, I suspect the hard drive is the main problem here.

First, run a chkdisk (myComputer>(right-click the drive)>properties>tool>error checking
Also run a disk defragmentation.

The hard drive could be causing your system to be sluggish because windows relies on it for its virtual memory.

If the above steps don't work, try returning your pc to where you bought it from. Since you said it was new, I should still be under some type of a warrenty, so it can proboly be repaired for free.

Best of luck,
steven1350
 

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Question: Cursor Erratic !

I don't know if this is a Vista Home Premium problem or Windows Mail, but since it seems to involve many Programs, I classified it here.

Every time I type anything, the cursor jumps around like it has a mind of its own, splitting words in the middle w/ new typing, dropping letters, dropping Capital letters, etc.

I didn't think I was that terrible at typing !

bulldog96rtm
 

Answer:Cursor Erratic !

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Question: Power erratic

My computer opens and after a short while the screen flashes (signifying that the battery is no longer charging) for a second then the screen blanks out and stays off, but with the lights on all the buttons staying on.  To test whether the charger was the problem i disconnected the charger and this time while starting up the lap top closed within seconds (closed with no light on my buttons sometimes, but sometimes with the light).  I tried taking out the battery and keeping the charger on, but that caused the same problem as keeping the charger off.  The problem's obviously somewhere in the power process, but I have no idea what the problem is.  Please help.

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Question: Erratic Printer

Hi. Need help for Computer assignment. Thanks.

Question: 'Bob' set up his computer on his desk and his printer 25 feet away at the opposite end of the room. He is in the process of setting up a new office and has installed three computers buy himself.The printer is erratic, sometimes prints and sometimes it does not. What is the possible cause?
 

Answer:Erratic Printer

Bob is too far away from the printer if connected by USB or Parallel cable.
There is a limit to reliable operation with cable length.
 

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I've been going nuts with the Elan driven touchpad since I got this machine in Dec 2014. I've trouble shot the problem down to the Elan software being slowed down/interrupted when trying to use the mouse. The diagnosis is repeatable. If something is running using the CPU moderately at normal priority and the Elan software is also running at normal priority the touchpad becomes totally erratic. If under the same cpu conditions I plug in a wireless usb moue no problems, hardware driven. If I bump the Elan software to a high priority and start a moderate cpu process the touchpad work fine. My question is - is the a way to make the touchpad a hardware driven device rather than Elan software driven.

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Question: Erratic Cursor

I have recently started having problems with my cursor slowly drifting around the screen or jumping just as I'm ready to click a button. This behavior starts out very slowly but over the course of a day or two gets much worse. This is a desktop system not a laptop so thumbs on the touch pad isn't the problem. I am using a Logitech wireless MouseMan optical that I have been using for years without incident.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Erratic Cursor

Have you tried putting fresh batteries in the mouse ?

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Question: Fan speed erratic

Hi;
My system, which I built 4-1/2 yrs ago is an Asus P5AD2E Premium with Antec True Power 550 watt PSU, and I have a 120mm fan in the rear that is now starting to act up.
It is connected to the "fan only" connector coming from the PSU, and min speed can be varied by a front panel control.

Everything has been working perfectly until a couple months ago when the fan speed started varying up and down erratically.
The only time it does not vary is if I have the fp pot turned fully CW so it runs at max speed all times.
Normally, the fan is supposed to vary speed depending on need for cooling, and this feature has worked very well until now.

I found that if I turn up the +12V supply from about 12.1 to 12.3V, the fan slows down. But it still runs erratically.

I am going to open up the PSU to see if I can find any loose connections.

Any ideas?

Thanks

FW
 

Answer:Fan speed erratic

Remove it from the fan controller and run it directly from the motherboard or power supply. If it still runs erratic, replace it
 

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Question: Erratic Mouse

My mouse is behaving erratically it hi-lites everything the pointer crosses over
When the pointer crosses over a link or desk top icon it will open the link when
The pointer is near the edges of the page it grabs and the sides and won?t let go resizing the page
Just writing the curser will bounce back a word or line whilst iam typing
causing me to continue to make corrections
I have done a various scans but they haven't picked anything up

Please help this is driving me crazy

Computer Novice

Answer:Erratic Mouse

Have you tried as different mouse?
Sounds like you could have a stuck switch in this one.

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OK,
I'm not a novice, but late last week got a new challenge. Have been using McAfee, recently went to Comcast (ISP) versions which are free, and keep DAT's updated, and run Lavasoft and Spybot about 1ce per week.

Daughter, who doesn't have the best net habits, I'll admit, complained of getting knocked off the net, and couldn't get back in. I tried a few things, but system was bogged down to a crawl. Literally - even shutting down - would try to shut down, and 10 minutes later, still not shut down. Boot-ups changed from being about 3-4 minutes to 5-6 minutes, if successful at all. Tried to run McAfee for a scan, and it would lock. Ditto with Lavasoft, but not Spybot. Spybot reported about 30 tracking cookies, which is not unusual, but cleaned them no issue, nothing worse.

Ran HJT, found SpamBlockerUtility, and removed with HJT, but still lots of problems -
Flashlight icon lockup when going into MyComputer
McAfee lockups
Intermittent ability to get to net at all
Extreme slowness to do anything
All without seeing a lot of HD LED flashing
Task manager Performance tab shows low CPU usage - 4-7% mostly, nothing unusual for mem usage.

Tried some online scans in safe mode, and when I could in normal mode - Kaspersky, NAV, and AVG - show no threats except a few tracking cookies. Downloaded AVG, and have finally run that and McAfee in normal mode, with no virus' noted.

Tried to remove HP All-In-One (7210) software, somewhat successfull, but still r... Read more

Answer:Erratic, and SLOW - help

Hopefully, bumping is not a baddie on this forum. I'd appreciate your help in reviewing the HJT log and my situation.
Thanks,
SER
 

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Question: Erratic mouse?

Intermittently, mouse pointer disappears, but drops to quick launch toolbar and opens every program that invisible pointer sits on. Invisible pointer moves left to right as mouse is moved opening all programs it passes over. Programs are opened more than once. Alt/ctrl/del to open task manager stops error most times. Rundll32.exe has been running on the times it didn't stop. Rundll32.exe checked ok for errors & viruses etc.
No viruses. Registry checked ok. Can anyone help please. This is most frustrating and can last 2 - 3 minutes.

 

Answer:Erratic mouse?

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Question: erratic start-up

My computer is four months old, it works perfectly with one exception. Every now and then it will not boot up unleaa the electricity is switched off at the mains and switched on again after about ten seconds.I know this is a small complaint but would appreciate anyone knowing why this should happen.

Answer:erratic start-up

The difference between switching off at the mains and switching off at the computer front panel is that while the mains is on there is still a standby 5V applied too the motherboard. It's this 5V standby that enables the front panel switch to start up the computer and also, if it's enabled, to allow external activity such as a modem or LAN to switch the computer on. Although this is only a small niggle at the moment it could be the beginning of a more serious problem developing and shouldn't be happening. The retailer should sort this out for you.

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Question: Erratic CUP Usage

Hello,

My problem began a while back, let me explain. (Note: This is a Sony VAIO Laptop I will be referring to)

First I only noticed it in movie files, where they would become choppy and lag after watching them for awhile. Then I looked in my Windows Task Manager.

For some reason, alot of different programs are starting to take alot of CPU. Normally the movie player of choice will just keep slowly rising in CPU usage until it hits 100% and freezes, but I have had other strange things happen.

For instance, my Pop-Up Stopper Companion would rise from a 04% CPU usage to a 30% CPU usage all while watching a movie file.

And these are files on my computer that I have downloaded as well as DVD's.

At this point I am beggining to believe that it is a memory leak or some other type of problem with the CPU and how its being dished out to all of my programs, because this does not affect just movie files (For some reason Audio happens to play just fine).

But it happens the same when I try to run games on this computer.

I have tried a number of things to fix this already, and I will list some of them.

1. I have run just about every virus and spyware program known to man. I own Spysweeper and I have ran Spybot, Ad-aware, RegSeeker, Bazooka, the list goes on and on.
2. I have tried using different screen resolutions on the advice of a friend, but that didn't work either.
3. Ok, here's an interesting one. I have run RegSeeker to try and help with some Registry errors, ... Read more

Answer:Erratic CUP Usage

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Question: Erratic System

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:44:29, on 16/08/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Erratic System

Hello michellemybelle, What are the popups you are getting? D:\Documents and Settings\darren.darrens.000\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeYou need to put Hijackthis in the C:\ drive in a Hijackthis folder.This program will do it automaticaly for you: HijackThis Download Site with installerJust click on Hijackthis_sfx.exe file that you downloaded. A WinZip self extractor screen appears with the default location of C:\Program Files\Hijackthis. Then press the Unzip button. Download and install Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 1. After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. 2. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next". 3. Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree". 4. Accept the default installation path: C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0 and click "Next", then click "Install". 5. After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch ewido by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray. 6. The main "Status" menu will appear. You can select "Change state" to inactivate 'Resident Sheild' and 'Automatic Updates'. If you choose to do this, then right click on ewdio in the system tray and uncheck "Start with Windows". 7. Select the "Update" button and click "Start update". If you are having problems with the updater, manua... Read more

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Hi guys. I am new to this and this is my first post. I am having problems with my dell latitude d800. windows xp.
It is running very slow, cpu useage seems very erratic. I have ran virus scans and malware scans and i seem to keep getting systems.exe as a problem. I have not been able to find a simplified answer to this problem.
I have ran hjackthis and my log is below. can anybody help.
thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:21:50, on 07/04/2010
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\svchost.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\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
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